Black Cloud-RP (rebooting) [Open/accepting sheets]

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Black Cloud

Any questions go for it, a couple of notes though, firstly, there are nearly no limits to strength of characters as seen in the original, I will simply scaled the enemies to match although run them by me, PM if needed. And second, this is a story driven RP and we do need regular posters to keep it running, but if you really do need to quit out half way please notify me beforehand so I can write you out somehow :)

I'm Three Words, and this is my favourate thread on the Escapist

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^^ Co-GM'ing ^^

I reckon that this ought to be left till February at the earliest; no one is alive here...

Looks interesting, will be working on a sheet and possibly another race (since you said it was possible if we asked you consider this me asking)
What sort of stuff did you have in mind for the race making? I guess you'll want to keep Kraxex's unique ability to survive on the surface unaided? Anything else I should keep in mind? I'll be working on another sheet with one of the established races anyway but I'd still like another chance to work on another race.

Making another race/clan is acceptable, and yes you are correct with the kraxex thing. Just make sure that you run it by me and write it in to par, any lore questions feel free to ask, there is a bit more lore than is up here which I am saving for later parts in the story, we will most likely have an age to get this running due to lack of people active this time. of year

Greetings all! Mind if I join this? I do enjoy post apocalyptic rp's! I was wondering if there is a set objective to this rp or if its a, for want of a better term, "Free-roaming" story?

InkBlot Royalist:
Greetings all! Mind if I join this? I do enjoy post apocalyptic rp's! I was wondering if there is a set objective to this rp or if its a, for want of a better term, "Free-roaming" story?

There will be a story, adherence to which I shall be enforcing. I have been authorised to punish deviants with extreme prejudice
I love playing villains

As to races, I should point out that any race creation will undergo my scrutiny. If I get the sense that you are creating a a race purely for the kicks of being unusual, therre will be a veto. If on the other hand, it's cool, interesting, and sets my interest a-tingling, then it may have a future...

Yes.... I'm not sure if it was wise to grant his character an ACTUAL Ion cannon..... which can be fired from the ground.

Anyway, race creation shall be heavily filtered, you are better off running with the ones made, I don't want to have to write a back story for every person coming in.

InkBlot Royalist:
Greetings all! Mind if I join this? I do enjoy post apocalyptic rp's! I was wondering if there is a set objective to this rp or if its a, for want of a better term, "Free-roaming" story?

This is not free-roaming, it is story-driven not character driven, other than that, make whatever crazy ridiculously powerful character you can thing of.

I am not yet sure if I want to be a part of this reboot or not. I think I will if I can be somewhat assured that it will not be a repeat of the older version, wherein:

*** Three races, six clans, plus mechs, making for 7 possible character choices, and we ended up with only one Kraxex and one Hroge, and three mechs (four if we're counting 3W's role). The humans were decently varied, but one human clan and one Hrogen were still missing. Variety is the spice of life!

*** I still love the backstory of humanity's downfall, the arrival of extraterrestrial life, and the description of the city and the nightmarish wasteland of once-was-Earth, but I felt these elements were largely absent from the story itself. The world you made in your head ought not to be pushed to the wayside! :)

*** Most importantly, whether due to rapidly-declined interest or simply people becoming too busy to participate, from the OP to the last post, the old Black Cloud spanned barely a fortnight. I think that if people are going to be able to post several times a day (very often there were several people posting rapidly over the course of an hour or two), you need to realize that not everyone can be around at whatever time of day this rapid-fire writing session randomly chooses to occur.

Either set a timeslot we can try to all gather within to post, or have everyone aware that if the story's progression is dependent on one character's actions (such as Mira attempting to get a stuck elevator full of people moving), you will have to be PATIENT! I no longer work nights, so theoretically I will be able to post more frequently, and closer to the time range other people are online, but the point stands! This is a forum RP, not something done over an instant-messenger program.

... On a related note, I do hope this thread doesn't die before it's even tried to get off the ground.

Alrighty, how's this for a first draft?

Name: Kabreeg
Adopted name: John White
Age: 21
Race: Hroges
Build: Kabreeg is of athletic build, slightly more muscular than most of his species, but not incredibly so. He is 5ft2" tall.
Appearance: Kabreeg is an incredible rarety among his kind, as he walks completely upright, with no hint of the stooped posture his kin have. He has black hair which he has short and tidy; and bright blue eyes. He is never seen anywhere without a suit, tie and hat of some description. He always has a white handcerchief in the breast pocket.
Equipment: Kabreeg wears a highly advanced full body suit under his clothes, that clings closely like a second skin. It is made of bio-mesh: A living metal that is near completely bulletproof and, like skin, repairs itself with time, albeit with unseemly "scar" tissue. It leaves his head, hands and feet exposed however. With this as his armour, Kabreeg carries a magnificent sword-stick. His elaborately decorated walking cane's handle slides away to reveal a long, thin blade which he uses as a combat weapon. He also carries a dueling pistol, based on the early double barrelled Flintlock variety. It can fire each barrell independantly using a magazine of 18 shots, or both simultaneously for more power.
Bio: Kabreeg showed great promise as a member of the Tafac. Inventing the Bio-mesh material and pioneering various other items, mainly of industrial value. While he is still technically a prominent figure in the clan, he takes less and less of a role in their doings, trying instead to integrate himself with human society.
History: Kabreeg was just like any other Hroges, until the invasion of Earth began. In its opening days, Kabreeg was scouting a devestated housing area, when he came across a ruined library. Intreagued,Kabreeg read the first book he came across: Charles Dicken's "David Copperfield". From that moment on, Kabreeg fell in love with the human culture, and used all his influence to smuggle more books to himself. When he was found out, he was imprisoned as a collaborator. This event isolated him from his kind irreversably, but in prison, Kabreeg continued to work to become "More human" He paced his cell for hours reciting the 19th century dialect, and trying to walk like a gentleman. Once the war was over, Kabreeg was released, and returned to his clan, helping them invent numerous items. But his love of the human culture had led him to resent his own kind for attacking humanity, although he would never consciously admit this...
Fighting Style: Kabreeg is a competant shot with a pistol, and tries to talk his way out of combat where possible. To him, bloodshed is "Most ungentalmanly" However, if a fight is inevitable, Kabreeg uses his sword and its cane sheath (which has a sharp, steel point at one end) in either hand, using his natural dexterity and speed to get in, and then quickly out, of combat as quickly as possible.
Clan: The Tafac

I'm still pretty new to this, so before anyone tries to clobber me with the "CLICHE!!!" stamp, please accompany it with advice! Thanks!

MiMireille:
I am not yet sure if I want to be a part of this reboot or not. I think I will if I can be somewhat assured that it will not be a repeat of the older version, wherein:

*** Three races, six clans, plus mechs, making for 7 possible character choices, and we ended up with only one Kraxex and one Hroge, and three mechs (four if we're counting 3W's role). The humans were decently varied, but one human clan and one Hrogen were still missing. Variety is the spice of life!

*** I still love the backstory of humanity's downfall, the arrival of extraterrestrial life, and the description of the city and the nightmarish wasteland of once-was-Earth, but I felt these elements were largely absent from the story itself. The world you made in your head ought not to be pushed to the wayside! :)

*** Most importantly, whether due to rapidly-declined interest or simply people becoming too busy to participate, from the OP to the last post, the old Black Cloud spanned barely a fortnight. I think that if people are going to be able to post several times a day (very often there were several people posting rapidly over the course of an hour or two), you need to realize that not everyone can be around at whatever time of day this rapid-fire writing session randomly chooses to occur.

Either set a timeslot we can try to all gather within to post, or have everyone aware that if the story's progression is dependent on one character's actions (such as Mira attempting to get a stuck elevator full of people moving), you will have to be PATIENT! I no longer work nights, so theoretically I will be able to post more frequently, and closer to the time range other people are online, but the point stands! This is a forum RP, not something done over an instant-messenger program.

... On a related note, I do hope this thread doesn't die before it's even tried to get off the ground.

The world and the story is what matters most to me, people can make whatever characters they like, on a city that holds all of humanity there are bound to be plenty of smaller clans, be free in your character design. And me and 3W were thinking of postponing this, he is currently battling through exams and I am doing much needed photography work so we're going to give this a bump and a kick-start in February. Until then all who see this are free to start character designs and ask any questions.

InkBlot Royalist:
Alrighty, how's this for a first draft?

Name: Kabreeg
Adopted name: John White
Age: 21
Race: Hroges
Build: Kabreeg is of athletic build, slightly more muscular than most of his species, but not incredibly so. He is 5ft2" tall.
Appearance: Kabreeg is an incredible rarety among his kind, as he walks completely upright, with no hint of the stooped posture his kin have. He has black hair which he has short and tidy; and bright blue eyes. He is never seen anywhere without a suit, tie and hat of some description. He always has a white handcerchief in the breast pocket.
Equipment: Kabreeg wears a highly advanced full body suit under his clothes, that clings closely like a second skin. It is made of bio-mesh: A living metal that is near completely bulletproof and, like skin, repairs itself with time, albeit with unseemly "scar" tissue. It leaves his head, hands and feet exposed however. With this as his armour, Kabreeg carries a magnificent sword-stick. His elaborately decorated walking cane's handle slides away to reveal a long, thin blade which he uses as a combat weapon. He also carries a dueling pistol, based on the early double barrelled Flintlock variety. It can fire each barrell independantly using a magazine of 18 shots, or both simultaneously for more power.
Bio: Kabreeg showed great promise as a member of the Tafac. Inventing the Bio-mesh material and pioneering various other items, mainly of industrial value. While he is still technically a prominent figure in the clan, he takes less and less of a role in their doings, trying instead to integrate himself with human society.
History: Kabreeg was just like any other Hroges, until the invasion of Earth began. In its opening days, Kabreeg was scouting a devestated housing area, when he came across a ruined library. Intreagued,Kabreeg read the first book he came across: Charles Dicken's "David Copperfield". From that moment on, Kabreeg fell in love with the human culture, and used all his influence to smuggle more books to himself. When he was found out, he was imprisoned as a collaborator. This event isolated him from his kind irreversably, but in prison, Kabreeg continued to work to become "More human" He paced his cell for hours reciting the 19th century dialect, and trying to walk like a gentleman. Once the war was over, Kabreeg was released, and returned to his clan, helping them invent numerous items. But his love of the human culture had led him to resent his own kind for attacking humanity, although he would never consciously admit this...
Fighting Style: Kabreeg is a competant shot with a pistol, and tries to talk his way out of combat where possible. To him, bloodshed is "Most ungentalmanly" However, if a fight is inevitable, Kabreeg uses his sword and its cane sheath (which has a sharp, steel point at one end) in either hand, using his natural dexterity and speed to get in, and then quickly out, of combat as quickly as possible.
Clan: The Tafac

I'm still pretty new to this, so before anyone tries to clobber me with the "CLICHE!!!" stamp, please accompany it with advice! Thanks!

Hmmm, interesting but for that character design I would not recommend Hroges, a human who has acquired some Hrogean tech might be a better fit. Although I do like the backstory, it would be too weird and out of place.

The Clown:
And me and 3W were thinking of postponing this, he is currently battling through exams

I'll be done by the 23rd. How's that for a date?

Hey Brah, I'll have a sheet for you sometime today,or tomorrow. That is if I wasn't so terribly bad last time that I've been banned.

This is the clown on threewords phone, you can make a sheet, your last was ok :)

I am thinking of making a sheet, but I just want to let you know that this is my first time RPing on the Escapist. I used to RP a LOT on the Dead Frontier forums but I haven't RPed in a while. So, if you are ok with it, I will write up a sheet.

P.S. I am thinking about being a clan less-human with an interest in robotics and flying.

EDIT:
Here's the sheet if you want it.

Name: Keal

Age: 22

Race: Human

Build: Keal is tall and skinny with long legs.

Appearance: Keal has short brown hair, green eyes and pale skin. He only wears a green shirt and some jeans underneath his armour suit. Keal always wears the same outfit, as he doesn't care about how he looks, especially when he will be in his suit most of the time.

Equipment and weapons: Keal has a jet pack which is connected to a suit of metal armour. When it is packed up, the armour folds up into a big hunk of metal and hangs off the front of the jet pack. Keal just unfolds it and puts it on. It has a helmet with a scanner over one eye, which gives him updates on how damaged the suit is, any emergency etc. Also, it filters the toxic air but if Keal stays in toxic air for too long it will corrode the filter and he will die.

He has a standard assault rifle used by the Human Army, which has a auto and semi-auto firing mode, also attached is a flash light and a small removable scope. and also has two rotating blasters in each gauntlet of his armour.

Keal also has a dog called Angel and she is outfitted with a suit of flexible armour. She is not an attack dog, but rather a pet so the armour is so she can breath in the toxic air and she is protected from harm. (NOTE: If you want, I can change it to a robotic dog, instead of a dog in armour.)

Bio: Keal is a quiet person, but when you do get him speaking he speaks a lot and tries to act cheerful. After saving that Kraxex, he has always tried to help people in need, but those methods aren't always legal. He has gotten into trouble many times, like for blowing up a house which was full of gangesters, but also had a few innocents in there. He distrusts anyone from the police force after he saw them beat a Kraxex for no reason, but he has been told by many that just because two policeman were bad doesn't mean the rest are. He, unlike many humans, doesn't really care that Kraxex and Hroges arn't human, they should be treated the same.

History: Keal was born in the year 2256, long after the war. He was always interested in robotics, but more than that, he loved flying. His family was from the clan Aros, but he preferred to be free and live his own life, so as soon as he could, he became clan-less. He still had his gift, which his family bought him when he was 18. It was tradition in his family to buy the 18 year old a special gift relating to the clan they wanted to join or were in.

As Keal was still in the clan Aros at the time, they decided to get him a jet pack. He left the clan a month later. From then on, Keal worked on adding a suit of armour to it, and now has a fully functioning suit attached to his jet pack. He found Angel when he first tested his jet pack, seeing if the attached armour would weigh it down. She was lying in a gutter, with what seemed like a gunshot wound. Keal looked after her and built her a set of armour so she would hopefully never have a repeat of what happened that day.

Keal still doesn't know what caused that gunshot wound, but he thought it may be one of the many gangsters running around the bad parts of town. As Keal had not yet found a job, that day he decided to join the police, and signed up soon after. He was issued with a standard rifle, and told to go out on patrol with two other policemen. When out on patrol, the other policemen caught a Kraxex in an alley way.

He seemed to be doing nothing but walking, but the other policeman started to attack him, calling him a filthy beast. Keal had stood back in shock, then had shot the first police man in the back. The other one turned to shoot Keal, but the Kraxex jumped up and snapped his neck back. Keal didn't even thank him before flying off. From that day forward, he became a mercenary, sickened by the way those policeman, those "Protectors", had acted that day.

Fighting Style: Keal prefers to use his jet pack to fly to a safe or a better spot, then rain down bullets with his assault rifle. If he can't fly, he will try to "boost" (imagine flying straight) to cover, then fight. If he is trapped and can't get to cover, he will use his dual blasters. They firing incredibly quickly, but are so inaccurate that he can only use them at close range. They also burn up ammo quickly.

Clan: Clan-less

This looks cool, but one question: could we invent a human clan and character that lives on the surface of Earth?

Hey, glad to see you're giving this another shot, sorta just stopped last time when the split off group just kinda... stopped...

*ahem* Anyway I'll see about getting a Character sheet up for this in the next few days if not tomorrow, different from last time since on reflection my character wasn't really that good, but in case I don't hand in a sheet; good luck with this reboot, hope it goes well. :)

KK, total overhaul going on here:
Name: Kabreeg
Age: 21
Race: Kraxex
Build: Kabreeg is of athletic build, at least, for one of his species. He is slightly more muscular than most of his species, but is about adverage in height, standing at 6"2
Appearance: Kabreeg wears very little armour, prefering civilian clothing similar to that worn by humans. He has peiercing green eyes.
Equipment: Kabreeg was, to all extents and purposes, a test subject for the Horges. As they traveled towards Earth, he and various other slaves where trained and equipped to be the ultimate shock troops. Kabreeg wears a highly advanced full body suit under his clothes, that clings closely like a second skin. It is made of bio-mesh: A living metal that is near completely bulletproof and, like skin, repairs itself with time, albeit with unseemly "scar" tissue. It leaves his head, hands and feet exposed however. For weaponry, he carries a heavy machine-gun on his back, and a pistol as a side arm. His main weapon, however, is the extendable greatsword he carries at his hip. This seems like a large sword hilt, until, at the flick of a switch on the handle, it extends to a full 4 feet in length. This weapon is virtually indestructable, and a micro generator in the pommel can release a "One use only" 10,000 volt electric shock, before it requires re-charging. Kabreeg carries a portable recharging unit for this, powered by a mini-nuclear reactor. It takes about 2 hours to fully recharge.
Bio: Kabreeg is a shady member of the Brabez. He mainly stays out of his clan's doings, prefering to aimlessly stroll the streets of human sky civilisations. However, he remains fiercly loyal to his kin, and the Brabez often utilise his unquestioning loyalty and narural combat mastery for more dangerous or questionable missions.
History: Kabrreg's life only really began during the war with the Humans on Earth. As a member of an elite shcok team, he was dropped off ahead of the main forces and told to do as much damage as possible before the main force arrived. The more missions he survived, the more his value as a warrior was shown, and the Horges technology he still owns to this day is a testament to how much his masters invested in his combat career. By the time peace was declared, Kabreeg was the only member of the original team to still be alive. He was granted his freedom and, like the rest of his kind, cut loose in thepoisoned ground. Kabreeg no longer cares about the suffering of anyone but his own race. His sense of self preservation and value for life were beaten out of him by the Horges. As such, he seeks to return the favour to his ex-masters. This is more of a casual hobby however, rather than a vendetta to be pursued all the time. This is why he walks the streets of human cities. He hopes that, the more the other races come to despise him and his kind, the more of them he'll be able to kill.
Fighting Style: Kabreeg is a competant shot, but nothing extra-ordinary. What he lacks in ballistic skill he more than makes up for in close combat. Kabreeg is a close combat master, able to shrug off damage easily, with both his bio-mesh, masterful parries and enhanced tissue cells that re-knit themselves at 20 times the rate of human cells. He is suprisingly agile, and formidably strong, able to dish out more pain than anyone could hope to inflict on him, and when armed with his great-sword, almost nothing can stand in Kabreeg's way.
Clan: The Brabez

Any improvement?

TheBlueShotgun0:
This looks cool, but one question: could we invent a human clan and character that lives on the surface of Earth?

No, any human clan on the surface would either die to the smog or get overrun by Kraxex hordes.

InkBlot Royalist:
KK, total overhaul going on here:
Snip

Any improvement?

Yeah, great, as for the sword, how long does it take to recharge after a shock attack?

Name: Battle Engine Tactical Hunter Android Nano slaYer. BETHANY, or BETH for short.

Age: 2

Race: Mechanical (nanobot-based)

Build: Tall and slim.

Appearance: Long white hair, white clothing, fancy white trenchcoat, glowing green eyes, somewhat shiny skin.

Equipment and weapons: Huge (five feet from stock to barrel) semi-auto Gauss rifle fed with belt ammo, wrist-mounted laser blade; she uses rockets in her boots to fly as her coat provides stability in the air. Super-strength and faster reflexes. Something of a "healing factor", being made of nanomachines.

The rifle was designed to be fired from the hip, and her eyes can zoom in on and track targets for sniping purposes. Its purpose was anti-materiel, but is perfectly viable for anti-personel in her hands.

Bio: BETHANY's overall personality can be summed up thusly: "Don't mess with me or my objectives, and you and I will get along famously." She's quite nice to her friends, but brutally efficient and deadly to her enemies.

History: BETHANY was the latest of a series of nano-androids ("Nandroids" to the layman), three in total. The other two were dispatched elsewhere. She was designed as law-enforcement, since her human appearence and pleasant demeanor allow for negotiations, her strength and speed are good for making arrests, and her speed and enhanced tracking and eyesight allow for impeccable accuracy, even with her huge rifle.

Fighting Style: Prefers ranged with her huge gun, but is also effective with her wrist-beams and fists. She knows Kendo and Jeet Kune Do.

Clan: Erian

Ultraman950:
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Nice, it's gonna be fun to have an android. I still can't wait to figure out what the story is going to be about.

Although, I do feel like releasing an army of robots onto the surface to combat the Kraxex...

*Sips coke* I say Monty are you still looking for chaps to join. If so I've written up my character.

Tiger Sora:
*Sips coke* I say Monty are you still looking for chaps to join. If so I've written up my character.

SNIP

Accepted, she kind of reminds me of the heavily armed pirate from the cartoon sinbad, although in the rough combat you might want either some form of armour or enhanced reflexes, otherwise you will be outmatched easily by BETH or our two Kraxex.

Ultraman950:
SNIP

Accepted, the best Android sheet I've seen for a while. Although the shapeshifting cape bugs me slightly, rockets in boots whilst still being able to maintain gravitas with the cape might suit you better.

I'd say the sword takes a couple of hours to recharge, but it has to be "plugged in" to a power source of some kind first. Any other questions/suggestions for my guy?

InkBlot Royalist:
I'd say the sword takes a couple of hours to recharge, but it has to be "plugged in" to a power source of some kind first. Any other questions/suggestions for my guy?

Seems alright, accepted.

Many thanks, kind sir. I'll heed your suggestion and make the appropriate changes.

The Clown:
Snip

"Fighting Style: Short range, melee combat. When she must kill she likes to do it in one stroke. What she lacks in size she makes up for in speed and ingenuity."

Speed is how I'm going to off set my disadvantages to others. Speed = agility and reflexes, ect, as well. Used the cover term speed, but hey, I can always explain it like I am now.

And I did say I was wearing some armor, not a full suit, but I've some protection.

And I thank you for accepting my character.

@Tiger Sora: You misunderstand me, I meant no un-modified human level of speed and agility will suffice when facing robots and Kraxex.

The Clown:
@Tiger Sora: You misunderstand me, I meant no un-modified human level of speed and agility will suffice when facing robots and Kraxex.

Hmm, well I'll think of afew gizmos for myself to help me out tonight.

And uhh, hows shielding technology doing these days in this universe. or do we have that kind of stuff.

Just as a note, I've edited my sheet so Kabrreg carries a portable recharging unit and has limited regeneration abilities. I hope the latter is ok?

Tiger Sora:

The Clown:
@Tiger Sora: You misunderstand me, I meant no un-modified human level of speed and agility will suffice when facing robots and Kraxex.

Hmm, well I'll think of afew gizmos for myself to help me out tonight.

And uhh, hows shielding technology doing these days in this universe. or do we have that kind of stuff.

It is only limited by the power source supplying it and the weapons firing upon it.

This will be starting some time around the 25th of jan :P

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