Uprising

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  1. The State has complete control, they have had it for almost a hundred years. Hardship and terror awaits the 95% of ordinary working people. Prestige and safety is what awaits those born into rich and governmental families. You have got powers, powers that could restore the power to the people; and you're not the only one.

    Essentially, the story would be a group of rebels rising up against a brutal regime. It would begin with one of my characters managing to send out messages to your characters in order to meet up. The idea is pretty basic, but I think we could have some fun and adventure out of it! This is my first time organising a group RP so you'll have to bear with me.

    Information about the State:
    • The State has three major cities, but the capital city is right by the sea, and our characters would meet on the islands just off the coast of this city.
    • The State is on the border of another country that it has interest in going to war with and on the other side of it is the ocean.
    • The State is controlled by a dictator and his one-party parliament (so a bit like Nazi Germany). He is the third dictator in a row. The State used to be a free nation.
    • The government works to keep order, it controls the press among other things. Senior government workers have control over the police force.
    • There are huge wealth gaps, most people are are just above the breadline, some live in extreme poverty and there are a number of incredibly wealthy families.
    • There is wide censorship.
    • The police force is brutal, and public executions take place
    • There are a group of islands that are not patrolled, so this becomes a home for our rebels points and places of refuge.

    The character sheet would look something like this:

    Code:
    [b]Name:[/b] (nicknames if applicable)
    [b]Age:[/b] (over 16 and under 40 please! If you do multiple characters, can only one of them be between 16-19 though, so its not full of teenagers)
    [b]Gender:[/b] (non-binary included)
    [b]Race:[/b] (skin colour, essentially)
    [b]Accent:[/b] (The State doesn't have a specific accent)
    [b]Sexuality:[/b] (anything goes)
    [b]Appearance:[/b] (my limit is to be human, or at least could pass for human, you can change into anything though. A picture is not required!)
    [b]Personality:[/b] (make sure you have some flaws!)
    [b]Superpowers and weaknesses:[/b] (I don't want anything OP, your character must have weaknesses)
    [b]History:[/b] (be as traumatic as you want lol)

    My characters, so you can get an idea:


    Name: Cassandra Hesketh-Thorne (also known as Cass/Cassie)
    Age: 17
    Gender: Female
    Race: Caucasian
    Accent: Dorset, England (fairly posh)
    Sexuality: Bisexual
    Appearance: Fair hair that comes down below her chest, blue eyes. Around 5 foot 5, 130 pounds with subtle curves. Round features, generally pretty (picture coming soon).
    Personality: Prior to becoming an outlaw in The State, Cassie was a sociable and well-liked figure among her age group, though she had always been viewed as outspoken by adults. She is an optimistic individual and advocates for fairness, despite having a privileged background herself and knowing if fairness did come, her wealth would vanish. She is emotional and seems weak due to her tendency to be too caught up in sob stories and heartache, but it is these things which drive her. She is smart, but not necessarily intelligent. She has a trusting nature, which allows her to be mislead occasionally. To those who trust her, she is fiercely loyal.
    Superpowers and weaknesses: Able to shift into a winged lioness. She is able to speak in that form. When not in that form, she experiences sharpened senses and surprising strength for her size. She has speed but not much stamina in human form. She also has a great deal of stealth. Her other form has all of these qualities in a much more efficient way. The saying ‘the cat with 9 lives’ isn't strictly true, but she is able to sustain gunshot wounds or a stabbing for example without dying. If she stays out of one form for long enough, the other will slowly heal. She is quite sensitive to certain materials and food items that she wasn't before, and her greatest enemies are items such as tranquillisers and stun guns, they do much more damage to her as their effects last longer.
    History:
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    Cass was surrounded in luxury from the moment she was born, but as she developed into a young adult, no amount of propaganda could shroud what she saw in the cities. There was poverty and depression, families that mirrored hers who lived in the filth of slums. It was when she began asking questions why there was such inequality that she started to experience noticeable changes. She had always felt strange feelings, experiencing strength she didn’t know she had, stealth that she didn’t realise she was carrying out and sharpened smell, eyesight, hearing etc. One night, the family hosted a dinner in which top officials came to visit. Not only were Cassie’s parents trying to find her a suitor among the crowd of young, and old men, the whole party were talking of the unworthy population mere miles from them. Cassie was infuriated for a plethora of reasons and blurted out comments against The State, something she should never have done. It left a lasting impression, and Cass was escorted out by her older brother.

    Her older brother, Miles, was someone who she was close to, and who had witnessed her growing displeasure and had shared it. His position had made him stay silent, he was to have job with the government. He advises her to keep quiet, but not to lose her opinions. He left her to her own thoughts, and it was then that Cassie experienced a draw to the family crest. It depicted a winged lioness with the sun bright behind it. Low and behold, she experienced a shift. A shapeshift, into the animal on the family crest. While everything suddenly slotted into place for Cassie, she was terribly conflicted about what to do. Was she incredibly unfortunate? Was she was freak? Or was this just fate? Was this her chance to be the change she spoke of? Alone, she would try and experience the shift and soon she could actively change into and out of her other form. She learnt how features of the animal were carried over to her human form, and how to apply them.

    It took weeks for her to come to a decision. She was going to take most of her savings and leave. She was going to make a difference. Only sheer force could stop her now. She went about her plan, only speaking of it to her older brother who begged her not to go. He was frightened about what this new Cassie was capable of. Cass’s intuition told her there must be others like her, but for now she would see what she could do alone.


    Name: Reyad Shah
    Age: 23
    Gender: Male
    Race: Dark complexion
    Accent: Clear Pakistani twang
    Sexuality: Heterosexual
    Appearance: He has dark hair and dark eyes, he’s 5 foot 8 and has a 140 pound slim build. His features are quite soft and he is quite attractive to many. He keeps hygienically clean but is generally unkempt.
    Personality: Reyad is capable of being someone you can have a laugh and play pranks with, and someone who will fight with you to the death. These two extremes work to his advantage. He is not easily led and likes his trust to be earned. He often doesn’t think before he speaks and can hurt people he’s close to with unkind words. He almost always regrets this. He is smart and never forgets things he's learnt.
    Superpowers and weaknesses: He has very good agility and is able to scale walls with enough momentum. He needs to have some sort of foothold as he hasn’t got spider abilities. He is very quick on his feet and can teleport short distances. Teleportation takes up of a lot of his energy. His downfall is that his strength is only average.
    History:
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    Reyad grew up in a household shared by around four other families. His mother and his three younger siblings shared three rooms, a bedroom, a general living room and a bathroom on one of the extensions. All five of them worked, doing little jobs around the city to keep them afloat. Reyad had a job aboard a fisherman’s boat at the age of 13, and he could climb the mast as fast as a squirrel and he could dart around the deck quicker than anyone they had seen before. He navigated the slums well. The family were never dirt poor, and could’ve moved out, but Reyad’s mother wanted save as much money as she could. The local force in the area noticed her accumulating amount of money and accused her of criminal activity. Most of her savings were taken away and when she kicked up a fuss, they took her away for a few days. She returned to her young family, battered and bruised, and Reyad, 16 at the time, was outraged.

    He decided to get back his mother’s savings. He began to ‘visit’ richer households and try and take whatever he could find to sell on black markets. He could climb up walls with little to no effort, and had remarkable agility. On a particularly close escape, he found that he could actually teleport short distances, a skill which must have been acquired with all his darting about. He managed to accumulate his mother’s wealth again, and advised her not to put it into the bank. When his mother and his siblings finally got a new place to themselves, he decided to go it alone at the age of 18. He could use his skills to help others.



    I am looking for a number of people for this one. You need to be literate and I'm looking for at least a paragraph per post. You can play 2-3 characters. I also need people who aren't afraid of playing the occassional 'bad guy' NPC. You are fully free to make a character fighting against the rebels, but they cannot have powers. They may work within the government or within the police force.

    If you are willing to wait some time to play the character, you may have a person with powers who opposes the rebels, they may be part of a larger group of power-wielding people supported by the government but this will comes later on in the RP.
     
    #1 PositivelyPrimeval, Jan 1, 2016
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  2. I would love to join this rp!
     
  3. Interesting. :D

    Do you already have some RP events planned?
     
  4. I have these, some are rough and most are just cliches
    • To Counteract the rebels, a special force is created. Some of the members may even have powers like our characters.
    • To catch the rebels, the gov't issue bounties for rebels. Ones with superpowers are worth more. This turns the less brave, impoverished people against the rebels, because the money could be enough to put them in the top 5%.
    • The rebel group(or just our group) is torn between two opinions. Some want the poor 95% to take complete control and put the rich 5% in their shoes as an act of revenge. Others want a free, democratic nation were wealth is evenly distributed. This creates tension inside the rebels and poor populations.
    • The more brave rebels hate the cowardly people who refuse to fight.
    • Any person seen talking to a known rebel will be outcast and have a bounty on them. No one would be willing to help the rebels.
    • The rebels recruit people inside the top 5% and the government to get them information, but if those people re caught they'll be killed. (People like Cassandra's brother for instance.)
    • The group takes on a superhero/Robin Hood theme. Go around towns stealing money from rich and giving to poor.
     
  5. @chillin - I have the idea that the rebels would stage some acts going against The State to get support from the masses. I also have a plan for an attempted infiltration of the government from the inside with another character I'm going to play in the future (he doesn't have powers, he's my character's brother). Aside from that, no major events planned. I think some characters may be captured/interrogated and the others would have to break them free.

    @Chamomile Tea -
    • To Counteract the rebels, a special force is created. Some of the members may even have powers like our characters.
    I was thinking something like this! I think this would come later on if the RP took off though. I could imagine there being people with powers who wanted to benefit themselves as much as possible, therefore siding with The State.
    • To catch the rebels, the gov't issue bounties for rebels. Ones with superpowers are worth more. This turns the less brave, impoverished people against the rebels, because the money could be enough to put them in the top 5%.
    This is an interesting idea - I like the idea that people are desperate enough to overlook morality and justice to better their lives. It'll cause moral conflict with the rebels too.
    • The rebel group(or just our group) is torn between two opinions. Some want the poor 95% to take complete control and put the rich 5% in their shoes as an act of revenge. Others want a free, democratic nation were wealth is evenly distributed. This creates tension inside the rebels and poor populations.
    This reminds me of the Bolsheviks vs Mensheviks of the Russian revolution! I think it could lead to some interesting ideas, and cause a lot of tension. Perhaps the tension leads to a literal split.
    • The more brave rebels hate the cowardly people who refuse to fight.
    I would say the majority do not hate the cowardly, but there would definitely be some who resent them. I imagine a lot of the characters would try to understand their fear.
    • Any person seen talking to a known rebel will be outcast and have a bounty on them. No one would be willing to help the rebels.
    Yeah, I could see this happening as the events of the RP progress.
    • The rebels recruit people inside the top 5% and the government to get them information, but if those people re caught they'll be killed. (People like Cassandra's brother for instance.)
    Exactly the idea I had for Cassie's brother!
    • The group takes on a superhero/Robin Hood theme. Go around towns stealing money from rich and giving to poor.
    This sounds pretty cool. It could be what they do to gather support?
     
  6. I like the idea of some of them getting caught and needing to be rescued! RPs tend to go better (in my opinion) if there's some sort of dramatic fight/captured scenes.
     
  7. Glad you like the idea! I've not been in many RPs like this one, and like I said, it's my first time organising a group RP. Any suggestions/opinions are welcome!

    Not sure how many people I want for this, will wait for two more people I think. If not, I'm more than happy to do it as a small group RP and play multiple characters (if people can handle that).
     
  8. I can probably play about 2 characters, any more than that and my post quality will drop
    And I hope people join soon! I'm really excited to start this rp
     
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  9. I could probably drop a cool engineer in this little mess. Interested
     
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  10. I'll make a thread tomorrow so people can post their characters. I'll put information about The State in one of the tabs there as well for reference. Been looking around and wanted to know if its normal to have an order for people to post in so the RP doesn't move too quickly when people are offline/unable to post.
     
  11. I want in. I have a super powered sibling duo that needs a new RP to call home.

    Question? Can any of us play characters within the 5% who use their money and resources to support the rebels? If so, I'd like to claim that role. My initial characters were planned like that to begin with.

    Idunno if you're going to include more details in the OOC but is the State going to be called, "The State"? Or is it going to have a country name? Also, I'd like more details concerning their technological achievements, because technically, those achievements are typically made because of warfare. With such tyrannical governments, leaps and bounds must have been made to kill the enemy.
     
  12. Awesome!!
    Yeah, that sounds fine to me. Just find a suitable moment during the RP to bring them in.
    I think it'll remain 'The State' for now; it would be the name for the country given to it by the masses, as the feeling surrounding them is loss of the country's identity, if that makes sense. The top 5% may use it's real name (leaning towards Civitas right now), but they'd probably join in calling it 'The State'. I thought the question of how technologically advanced they are would come up, it's a detail I'm going to add in the OOC (need to think about it for a little while longer).
     
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