Replica - A Cyberpunk RP (Interest Thread)

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There has always been so much distance.

Why do you keep these hollow walls around.

You call them skin and bone.

Replica

In the mid-21st century both cyber and state terrorism had increased exponentially. The internet, having seen a rapid, global expansion over the past several decades, became a home for rebellion. The level of organization that was able to take place within days or even hours turned terrorism into a day-to-day threat. While the vast majority of attacks were able to be sourced and contained, damaging movements still took place on a consistent basis.

At the same time, the internet had become far too valuable a communication tool to lose, cripple or even censor. It was a lifeblood for first-world society. 90 percent of the population had implants referred to as 'CM Chips' installed within their occipital lobe that allowed immediate, precise access to the worldwide web.

The decision was made by the increasingly pressured governments to install every newborn child with a 'CM Chip'. First to create such a bill was the Greater Asian Territories (comprised of Japan, North and South Korea and Indonesia) and it was a scheme quickly followed by the United North Americas (Canada and the United States), and the more populace and wealthy regions in Europe. The scheme was presented as a necessary handout to the people - the internet had become such an important mainstay in the life of a citizen that even for 1 in 10 to be without the access given by the CM Chips was a significant detrement to their role in society. The chips always worked as an extensive registry device - those without it installed were completely off the grid and therefore it was a legal obligation to have one installed.

What was unknown to the populace was the tracking ability hidden within each and every government approved chip. What this allowed was for an extremely advanced VI to find any information that would be a danger to state . Any citizen with a chip already installed was legally obliged to have it refitted at a clinic for free - under the guise of updates. The extent of the tracking is far reaching - the main purpose was always to source, but in an extreme case, the chips could unleash a small but powerful signal that would cease brain activity immediately. It was rare that the CM Chips were used in such a manner, as to not arouse suspicion in the general populace, but when done so clean-up crews were present within minutes.

Since the mandatory CM Chip installation, both the Greater Asian Territories and the United North Americas have seen almost two decades of consistent prosperity. Both territories are on excellent grounds with one another, and the majority of Europe too is benefitting from the expansions made by CM Chips. Countries unable to afford such schemes or with limited to no internet have suffered incredibly, however.
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Present Day - 2072

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The two major worldwide hubs are Kyoto within the GAT and Vancouver within the UNA. Kyoto has secured its place on the world stage through sheer technological prowess. The GAT has always surpassed all other nations in advancements to the World Wide Web and technology, and Kyoto is the tip of that spear. With a great number of countries in the Far-East suffering from the Third World War, the landmass of Japan saw a great influx of refugees and specialists from within the continent. After the decimation of Tokyo, Kyoto became the most prosperous and eventually the most populated city in Japan, and was dubbed by many to be the primary 'hub' of the GAT once it was fully formed. The strong link between corporations, the government and people within the city have ensured economic and cultural progress, despite the corporate influence bringing about cases of political corruption and unlawful espionage.

Vancouver's transition from city to a piece of iconography began with the relocation of the UN from New York to the city in the Third World War. Even after New York was rebuilt, Vancouver had become the established city within the new United North Americas, with the tightest links to the GAT and Europe, and even managed to maintain a solid relationship with South America after assissting in efforts to expand the continent's reach in the worldwide community. While some speak of Kyoto has the central hub within Asia, Vancouver's place on the world stage has been argued to be far greater. One journalist referred to the distinction as - 'While Kyoto is a hub for the congregation of technology, Vancouver is a hub for worldwide diplomacy and unity. The combined strength of these two cities has been crucial to the prosperity and quality of living both nations enjoy to this day.'

The RP will take place in both Vancouver and Kyoto. Characters will start in one of the two, but it's probable they will cross over as the story progresses. Characters can be from all walks of life as long as they begin the story within either Vancouver or Kyoto. There is a chance that for the purpose of the story, your character may die. I will make it clear when I require this to happen but I will take your thoughts and wishes into consideration, although any deaths are unlikely to happen until deeper into the story. If you take issue with this, please do not join the RP. It might be possible for you to create a new character, however, if I feel I can fit them into the ongoing storyline.

Please ask any questions you have regarding the universe or the RP in this thread and PM me any sheets or post them in the thread.

Go!

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The RP has started and can be found here. I will be keeping it open until the end of the second chapter, so please feel free to post a sheet in this thread or PM me one.

I have interest in the premise, especially in one that puts a Canadian city as a pinnacle of the world, even if it is Vancouver. However, I have to ask if you actually do have an outlying plan for this RP, Kasurami. I don't see anything that really eludes to a plot here, so I'm just wondering about the intentions and where you want to go with this.

Name: Dante

Age: 23

Sex: Male

Appearance: 6'3'', 150 lbs, dark brown hair,usually seen wearing a black fedora and sunglasses, blue eyes.

Profession: Private Investigator

Biography: With no knowledge of either of his parents, he had to grow up primarily on his own. Fighting tooth and nail to survive in the less unified parts of Vancouver. Becoming a Private Investigator was primarily caused by his determination to bring a sense of stability in that area.

Personality: Quick to notice details in others, he also likes the little things in life. He'll try anything new once, just for the heck of it.

I too have a few questions about the role-play, before I commit to writing a character sheet.

1) So if people have the internet directly plugged into the back of their brain... how does it work? Does a user just access it mentally, causing the website to directly enter their mind? Or is there some sort of visual aid to guide them through use of the 'net that they can see? A browser superimposed on their vision, for example?

2) This may sound like a stupid or irrelevant question, but since this is a cyberpunk roleplay I feel the need to ask. Will we see anything in the field of bionic limbs or other augmentations? If so, are they common? And do people openly display their cybernetics or are they not all that okay to be seen?
When people say cyberpunk I instantly think 'metal limbs'. Don't judge. =P
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[Edit] 3) What's the state of countries like England, Australia, New Zealand and the like?

And yes, I agree with Neo's note about an overarching plot. Since you say that the role-play will take place in both Vancouver and Kyoto, sometimes switching to one or the other, I assume you have something. However, I too would like some confirmation that you have a story in mind for the characters.

NeoAC:
I have interest in the premise, especially in one that puts a Canadian city as a pinnacle of the world, even if it is Vancouver. However, I have to ask if you actually do have an outlying plan for this RP, Kasurami. I don't see anything that really eludes to a plot here, so I'm just wondering about the intentions and where you want to go with this.

Yup, I have the majority of the arc planned out, including the ending. I'm going to be having some 'flavour' posts in this thread later on to hint at the storyline. The OP I intended to simply explain the universe to gauge interest.

CounterAttack:
I too have a few questions about the role-play, before I commit to writing a character sheet.

1) So if people have the internet directly plugged into the back of their brain... how does it work? Does a user just access it mentally, causing the website to directly enter their mind? Or is there some sort of visual aid to guide them through use of the 'net that they can see? A browser superimposed on their vision, for example?

It's a combination. For example, if someone wishes to do a simple search or use a GPS service a small browser is brought up that can either cover their entire vision or be offset to the side. This works for videos, news streams, social networks and so on so forth. There is also a deeper level within the networks that is accessed either through Government/Corporation links or through hacking. The basic state of this 'alternate reality' is an information highway. It's the foundations of the connected networks, so it's mostly comprised of lines of code and data that the user can dive into. Consider it like a sea, with data comprising the ocean and islands the servers and networks. Those with access can swim and explore. All CM Chips are connected to this deeper level of networks but almost all are forbidden to access due to how open and free this space is. Those with the skill can hack into and experience the space, but those not trained or prepared are at high risk of compromising both their physical brain and their psychology.

2) This may sound like a stupid or irrelevant question, but since this is a cyberpunk roleplay I feel the need to ask. Will we see anything in the field of bionic limbs or other augmentations? If so, are they common? And do people openly display their cybernetics or are they not all that okay to be seen?
When people say cyberpunk I instantly think 'metal limbs'. Don't judge. =P

Don't worry - I was hoping someone would ask something like this anyway. Limbs and organs are rarely replaced with any non-organic part that isn't simply a well-made prosthetic. Over the years attempts at melding more advanced augmentations to organic flesh never quite succeeded, so attention turned to cloning tissue which was far more successful. Those who lost a limb or needed an organ transplant had a new one lab-grown to be surgically entered into their body. Most of these take about 3-6 months to fully develop and as such a prosthetic is normally used for limbs or the patient is kept under medical supervision for organ damage. So don't expect to see arms that can morph into assault rifles or swords.

Brain's on the other hand have been far easier to adapt for augmentation, thanks to the research done over the years with the CM Chip. Full cyberbrains are a valid option for those who have suffered severe brain trauma, although much of that person's memories and personality are unlikely to be intact. Partial cyberization of the brain is a much more common practice which replaces parts of the cortex with nanotechnology. This procedure is used for those who have suffered less trauma (wherein memories and personality can still be salvaged), by those who can afford such a procedure and is often offered to those who are in high-level Government security forces, specifically sections which target cyber activity.

3) What's the state of countries like England, Australia, New Zealand and the like?

Australia suffered in and after the Third World War after hostile Chinese and Korean forces took much of Western Australia, the Northern Territory and Queensland as a strategic position. The Chinese took to completely retooling the land for their own purposes in the war and began pushing farther into the country. Once the war was over and Chinese forces were expelled, the crippled Australia took to the currently forming Greater Asian Territories for aid and assistance. Once they had restabilised their own region, the GAT resourced Australia as much as they could. The damage was considerable however, and while Australia has managed to keep its head above water with advancements made by larger territories, they have a weak economy and the political situation is inconsistent at best.

New Zealand was remarkably unscathed during the Third World War. A joint combination of American and pushed back Australian forces stationed on the island, which safeguarded the land against the few attacks made by the Chinese/Korean forces. As such it is a far more balanced country than Australia and is a neutral territory, wishing not to ally with either the GAT or the UNA.

With the Middle-East becoming a radioactive no-man's land, much of Eastern Europe became uninhabitable from the radioactive fallout. Many took from these countries and settled in the Western Europe territories or Scandinavia, resulting in a population explosion several countries found difficult to handle. The excessive and extreme radiation still lingers however, and the populace of Western Europe has an average life expectancy that is considerably less compared to the GAT and UNA. Nevertheless, most of habitable Europe has developed a strong economic and technological foundation, with France, Germany and the UK having infrastructure that rivals that of the far larger UNA.

Excellent. Then I will be likely be working on a sheet while at work today.

Let me know if you want me to edit something.

Name: jonathan cortez

Age: 26

Sex: male

Appearance: tall, moderatly muscular. long fawn coloured hair. he has a thin beard and mustache. a scar runs the lenth of his neck from a fight in college, and his arms and hands are heavily tattoed with circuitboard patterns.

Profession: freelance programming specialist

Biography: jon was always interested in cryptograpy and later prgramming. born to a middle class family in the megacity of london, hacking became his first love while in his college and university days. his family spared no expense to his education, he is hlaf scottish, half english. he has a multitude of qualifications and degrees, he joined a company doing repetitive programming jobs then eventually set up a lucrative freelance buissiness. he lives a comfortable life in kyoto after knowledge came that he can lead a better life there.
he spends every spare moment either gaming or blogging about it.

Personality: ruthless, with a heart of gold. his autism means his CM chip had to be modded to fit with his different mind.

Before I make a sheet, just wondering - is there much illegal immigration from the countries without CM chips? If so, how off the grid do they have to live?

Okay, I've been informed that Ayana's presence might cause some problems due to plot stuff, so here's my fallback character.

VonKlaw:
Before I make a sheet, just wondering - is there much illegal immigration from the countries without CM chips? If so, how off the grid do they have to live?

There's a moderate amount of immigration from South America to the UNA. Some fall in with the criminal organizations that made their venture possible, while others take to northern port cities who are more likely to take them on as extremely cheap but illegal labour, working on either the ports themselves or on cargoships. The government has a tendency to overlook those who find labour work in the ports as long as they do not arouse suspicion, due to the benefits of a stronger port. Those who choose to go on the run are rarely successful - most cities and even smaller towns have systems to alert unrecognized chips or those with no chips altogether. However, there have been infrequent cases where smart enough immigrants where able to maintain their freedom through planning and calculated risk. They were unable to maintain any residency however for more than a month, and thus were always on the move throughout the UNA.

Within the GAT, immigration is rare. Those from the UNA or Europe are quite easily able to obtain lengthy visas and eventual citizenship, and vice versa. The few immigrants are normally from Australia or those with established criminal records from Europe or UNA. As such, the laws are extraordinarily tight against immigrants for fear those who enter the country are likely to be of criminal origin. Those who are in the GAT illegally are constantly on the move, and often turn to violence and further illegal work to ensure their security. It is unlikely for a fugitive immigrant to have any secure, non-violently possessed residence for more than a day.

PrinceOfShapeir:
Okay, I've been informed that Ayana's presence might cause some problems due to plot stuff, so here's my fallback character.

Awesome, thanks. I'm really sorry for you having to switch, but I didn't want two awfully similar characters within the RP.

how long is this thread going to be open before the acrualy RP starts? and can someone who has no previous experience (ie.me) join in? because id really like too, but i dont know if this is a place for noobs..

Sigma Castell:
how long is this thread going to be open before the acrualy RP starts? and can someone who has no previous experience (ie.me) join in? because id really like too, but i dont know if this is a place for noobs..

This is the first RP I've created, so I'll have to say it's probably for the best you don't join. Not because of you, but more because I'm probably going to struggle with those who are more established on my side, nevermind someone who is new to the forum. Sorry about that.

In case anyone missed this addition to the OP, there is a chance that for the purpose of the story, your character may die. I will make it clear when I require this to happen, although any deaths are unlikely to happen until deeper into the story. If you take issue with this, please do not join the RP. It might be possible for you to create a new character, however, if I feel I can fit them into the ongoing storyline.

Sigma Castell:
how long is this thread going to be open before the acrualy RP starts? and can someone who has no previous experience (ie.me) join in? because id really like too, but i dont know if this is a place for noobs..

Same here. I'm interested, but I don't know nearly enough about how the RP would work to justify taking the time to try and be a part of it.

Fijiman:
Same here. I'm interested, but I don't know nearly enough about how the RP would work to justify taking the time to try and be a part of it.

I'm planning to start it two weeks from the OP if I have enough strong sheets.

New Questions:

What's the crime rate like in places like Vancouver or Kyoto? And how many cases end up unsolved per year?

Also, do paper-based books still exist if almost everyone is constantly connected to the internet?

I really like the concept here, so here's my sheet. I hope it's ok, but if not, let me know and I'll be happy to change it.

EDIT: Changed several areas to try and fit better with the world.

I like the idea, but I have a question or two that I think would let me know a bit more about the world:

What exactly was World War III? How and when did it start, who fought for what side, and who won? What did certain countries have as sanctions (such as the Treaty of Versailles or the Treaty of Paris), and what's the general attitude towards these?

What are some of the biggest corporations, and what do they deal in? How are PMCs and security firms viewed legally and morally? How deep does "corporate warfare" go (same as now, killing CEOs by hacking chips, or just straight up going to war with one another on battlefields)?

What is the average tech-level of things? Far more advanced (laser guns and holograms) about the same (M16s and LEDs) or somewhere in between (M18s and images in between layers of glass)?

That should about due it. Sorry for the barrage of questions, I just want to know about this universe so I can make a proper sheet that takes full advantage of the setting.

CounterAttack:
New Questions:

What's the crime rate like in places like Vancouver or Kyoto? And how many cases end up unsolved per year?

The crime rate in Vancouver is far lower than that of Kyoto. There are about 1.5 homicides for every 100,000 in the population. Lesser crimes are a little more common, but the majority of what is considered 'physical' crime (a crime committed solely against a person's physical self or their physical property) are smaller crimes, such as shoplifting or minor assault.

Kyoto has a higher homicide rate - about 2.2 for every 100,000 people. This is due to the larger settling of street gangs within the territory and the greater spread of nationalist groups from defunct Asian countries. The same trend is represented in violent crime rates in general. Most cases are solved fairly quickly within both territories when the suspect worked independently, and if the perpetrator is a citizen with an installed chip unless they go on the run they will be caught within a few days. In Kyoto, attacks made by nationalist groups don't always result in an arrest - the nature of these groups means that even if they are tied to a crime, it's almost impossible to find those individually responsible without the help of a chip.

Cybercrime is a harder issue for police and security forces to tackle. Most hacking rings (which can consist of four teenagers in a bedroom to a group of one hundred strong) aren't stupid enough to conduct any serious damage or high-scale crimes. They tend to stick to crashing websites and gathering information from corporations to sell to private brokers. In turn, corporations can hire more established hacking rings as tools of espionage. Due to the strict laws against corporations in both the UNA and the GAT, hacking rings contracted have developed tools and software to ensure their security. Hackers who work independently suffer from net overexposure and end up giving themselves away. They are quickly sourced and dealt with.

Also, do paper-based books still exist if almost everyone is constantly connected to the internet?

They still exist, but more as novelty items. Most 'big' releases will tend to have a limited paper release, while smaller ones will sometimes have expensive pre-order physical copies. The other exception is pieces of classic literature are normally disturbed by established, non-profit publishing houses.

CloggedDonkey:

What exactly was World War III? How and when did it start, who fought for what side, and who won? What did certain countries have as sanctions (such as the Treaty of Versailles or the Treaty of Paris), and what's the general attitude towards these?

Allow me to construct a brief timeline for this.

2031 - Under UN jurisdiction, Middle-Eastern countries secure aid in developing weaponry, under fears from the ever expanding People's Republic of China.

2034 - Unbeknownst to first-world nations, the Middle-East develops trading and military allegiance and assist in developing a nuclear arsenal for the region.

2036 - Footage captured by United States undercover agents of nuclear weapon construction and storage within the Middle-East. Rise in political tension with India.

2037 - Attempted political coup within India ends in civil war, with much of the country being separated into independent states. Some ally with the Middle-Eastern territory, others with China. UN attempts negotiations with Middle-East for disarming of nuclear weapons which fails.

2038 - American troops are deployed to the Middle-East and India in an attempt to contain the escalating situation. What was originally intended as peace-keeping ventures turn from firefight to full out war. Before the end of the year, a draft is called within the US and later Canada.

2039 - The United Kingdom and Japan send troops to assist the Americas early in the year. China begins secret nuclear program with North Korea whilst building funds between the countries.

2041 - Middle-Eastern territories and allied forces engaged in full-out war across the West of Asia. China and Korea push into South Korea and capture the territory in November of the year.

2042 - Before a reaction is decided on how to handle both the Middle-Eastern and Korean situation, China initiates tactical nuclear strikes throughout the Middle-East, decimating a huge chunk of American, Japanese and European forces, as well as turning the region uninhabitable. The west side of China takes damage, but it is considered a victory for the Chinese people. All allied troops that survive are pulled from the region. China makes a push through Asia, securing Thailand, Indonesia, Malaysia and Singapore before the end of the year.

2043 - Chinese and Korean forces begin invasion of Australia and set up several military facilities along the coast after winning brief battles with forces stationed there. Australian troops fall back to New Zealand and are supported by a small number of American forces. An initiative between allied leaders is leaked to be taking place in New York. After the leak, it is moved to Vancouver just days before New York is struck by precise Chinese bombing runs. None of the attack was nuclear, but the damage was considerable. After weeks of deliberation and Japanese forces struggling on the Asian continent to stop the march of the Chinese and Korean towards Japan, the extreme 'Fire with Fire' initiative is taken. Several more air attacks take place across the Western coast of the United States and Tokyo is destroyed in the last Chinese nuclear strike of the war. Nuclear payloads are developed with great speed and efficiency with an objective of crippling China right at the core. The Doomsday Clock is set to midnight.

President Truman spoke of the 'tragic significance' brought about by the atomic bombing of Japan in the second world war. Throughout this century, we have hoped that the world would never have to see another event of that magnitude. With tears and no grace, I must tell you all that we have not only been forced to once again reach that magnitude, but we must now breach it. Our country will not find honour in this responsibility. I can only hope a century from now, our children will understand. And that they, and their children, never see a day like this come to pass again.

President Lay Tenor, December 23rd, 2043

2044 - On New Year's Day, the first three strikes took place against the Chinese mainland. The day after, two more strikes. A final strike hit the capital of Beijing on the 3rd. Within weeks of the strikes, Chinese forces pulled out from the Asian continent. There was no more communication from the Chinese region for over a month as Korean and Chinese forces almost seemed to dissipate into the atmosphere. Eventually, communication is reached with the substantially damaged Chinese leaders. Later in the year, the Treaty of Asian Nations was drafted and signed by the Chinese. The Treaty was the only of the war, and disarmed the entire Chinese military force and nuclear program alongside spreading out the majority of Chinese land to countries that had their own land damaged in the war by the Chinese forces.

The Aftermath - As soon as the Treaty was complete, China became a significantly smaller isolated nation within the north of Asia. Contact in and out of the country is strictly forbidden, although Kyoto hackers have managed to uncover some basic information. The ability to connect from the NetSea proves there is at least a solid internet foundation. President Lay Tenor stepped down from office after the treaty had been signed, and spent the rest of his life assisting in rebuilding efforts and eventually being the force behind the unification of Canada and the United States in 2048.

All countries in the Far-East of Asia at least struggled after the war. Most had lost at least one city and while some were possible to rebuild on the charred ashes, others such as Tokyo were completely lost. The decision was made in 2046 to form the Greater Asian Territories to ensure progress and reform. Japan, Korea, Thailand and Indonesia all became states within the territory. In North America, Canada and The United States formed the UNA for similar reasons after the UN made its relocation to Canada permanent. The GAT and UNA have maintained a close allegiance to this day.

The Treaty of Asian Nations has rarely been met with disdain. The excessive military force thrust upon the world by China destroyed families and history across the whole of Asia, and with the strikes against the US there is little regret felt over the actions taken to strip China bare. Since China exiled itself from the worldwide community, they have never made an attempt at reparations that were not forced upon them by the treaty, losing them what little good will they could have had.

Speaking of the initial Chinese actions to spark the large conflict in the East, historian Ray Marr in his book The Birth of the True United Nations said - There is always an idea that war needs to have a more human reason behind it. That death and carnage can have some justification. But in this case, it we can only assume it was a case of territorial expansion. They could have done far more damage to the countries of the world if they so wished, but what good is scorched earth and the ashes of citizens? The situation within Chinese politics before the fighting in the Middle-East was a blur at best, so until China brings itself back onto the world stage I doubt we'll ever discover what made them wish to sacrifice their diplomatic relations to two of the biggest superpowers on the planet. Maybe they had enough false confidence in their nuclear program with North Korea and in their standard forces that they really could take on the world. At the very least they gave it a damn good try.

In 2045 it was estimated that 190 million people were killed in the war, the majority of casualties being civilian.

What are some of the biggest corporations, and what do they deal in? How are PMCs and security firms viewed legally and morally? How deep does "corporate warfare" go (same as now, killing CEOs by hacking chips, or just straight up going to war with one another on battlefields)?

In Kyoto most of the massive corporations have some link to the government and are hired to assist in supplying services, such as water and public transport. There are normally two-three corporations that take part in a single government contract, so if one goes under a service will not collapse and another corporation will have filled the slot almost immediately. The laws against corporations are hugely strict - any caught breaking laws for gain can be stripped of all assets and liquidated in a day - so most use talented hacking rings as espionage tools, or if desperate try and corrupt a vulnerable politician with blackmail or bribes.

In Vancouver, corporations function much as they did at the beginning of the 21st Century. There is no corporate warfare, so to speak. Most who do wish to get a leg up, simply do so far under the rader. And those caught, suffer greatly at the hands of power.

What is the average tech-level of things? Far more advanced (laser guns and holograms) about the same (M16s and LEDs) or somewhere in between (M18s and images in between layers of glass)?

Somewhere in between. Weapon technology hasn't advanced in great leaps since the end of the Third World War, so most guns function the same as they did at the start of the century. There are prototypes in the military based around heatsinks, but they are unlikely to see any field use until the start of the 22nd century. Artificial intelligence has improved remarkably, with even small offices employing the use of at least one advanced VI. More closed versions of this tech can also be found in high-grade consumer products such as laptops or mobile devices.

Ground transport still makes use of wheels but now utilizes advanced bio-organic fuel. Trains and planes have been overhauled however - consumer flights normally employ planes that can reach speeds of roughly Mach 1.84 over residential areas and about Mach 2.2 over the ocean. Technology has been in various stages of development to conserve fuel over the years, but few systems have been successful. Trains across both the UNA, Europe and the GAT on certain journeys can reach up to 430 miles an hour.

The 'style' so to speak is a mix. Kyoto combines a very sleek cyberpunk look in the richer and more corporate areas of the city, while more industrial and poorer areas don't have the same sheen and tend to be more rough, although the quality of life is still high and the entire city is well-maintained. Vancouver is almost all sleek - high-rise glass buildings and white concrete and steel.

Name: Maximillion

Age: 18

Sex: Male

Appearance: Light Brown skin complements his brown eyes and hair. He stands at about 5ft 6in. He has a small frail looking frame. He often likes to wear a grey hoodie and blue jeans.

Profession: Assassin for Northern Privet Military Corporation

Biography: Maximillion was born at the age of 16 in a Chicago a hospital. Told that his parents had died in a fire; he had no memory of their names or faces. He was taken under the care of a family friend, Jacob Northern. Very dull and confused at the time Max made no objections.
On his first day living with Northern he was asked to kill someone tied to a chair in his room, or "end" as Northern preferred to say. He was handed a gun and pulled the trigger with little remorse. Then he was asked to end a few more people in far away places with names he couldn't pronounce where they spoke languages he couldn't understand.
Every time he ended someone he seemed to get better at. Northern always liked it when he said that. Though dull witted when he was first born, he learned fast over his three years of life. He leaned how not to be seen. He was even able to discover away to turn off his chip by one he was asked to end.
He has only recently been moved to Kyoto by Northern for some reason.

Personality: Maxmillion is generally a very happy individual who wants for nothing. Although he can't start a conversation he is the most talkative person he knows when he is in one. He enjoys reading, watching movies, and when ever he can, listening in to college philosophy courses that students post on line. When he is asked to end someone he tends to have the same personality.

(I thought to make him a somewhat normal character, like a normal student. I've seen alot of privet eyes and cops, but this character seemed more intreasting to me. Hopfully you can guess what's up with him as and his backstory, and keep up the good work I love yur writing and lore.)

So when will we know who is and isn't in?

Also I'll be reading through all the other sheets
Anyone here interested in setting up shared back story? Could make things interesting/ increase you acceptance chance.

You'll have a character sheet out of me tomorrow at some point.

For those wondering, I will be taking a look at all the sheets I've received in about a week from now and giving an update on those which I have approved, and it will also be the time I send out PMs to those whose sheets I feel need tweaking. There will be a second 'approved' list in a week from that date and possibly another few tweaking PMs, and if I think there are enough strong sheets the RP itself will begin.

And now, less important news. The first sheet for one of the three characters I will be rolling. The other two will follow shortly.

EDIT 20/04/2012: Enigma Team Sheet Below

Thought I'd try and do a character who's normal and dragged into whatever happens by mistake.

Sorry but I'm withdrawing my sheet.
I'm in a few to many rps at the moment and I don't want to join another and just have to leave again.

I'll have a sheet down shortly.

Will hopefully have a sheet ASAP

I'm not really happy with this, but I've been dragging on it for too long, so this is basically just a framework that I will expand onto as time goes on and the story develops more.

Great premise and it looks like a few major RPers are gonna be here as well :P. A few questions though if you don't mind

What are the names of the major corporations at the moment and what are their business in?
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Were there any European Forces(i.e. France, Germany, UK, etc.) involved in major fighting during the war and if so where?

Other than that here is my sheet for your viewing:

Tell me if anything needs fixing. Criticisms and suggestions are welcome.

Mr.Ivebeenframed:

What are the names of the major corporations at the moment and what are their business in?

I hope you don't mind if I simply copy and paste part of the answer I gave someone else -

In Kyoto most of the massive corporations have some link to the government and are hired to assist in supplying services, such as water and public transport. There are normally two-three corporations that take part in a single government contract, so if one goes under a service will not collapse and another corporation will have filled the slot almost immediately. In Vancouver, corporations function much as they did at the beginning of the 21st Century.

The three biggest corporations in the GAT are the Azamaki Foundation, which has contracts within public transportation and airlines; Jukon, which has several food production and distribution subsidiaries and finally the Mitsui Corporation, who has government technological and security ties. Mitsui currently develop and enhance the CM Chip, although they do not produce the device. That process is wholly controlled within the government.

Were there any European Forces(i.e. France, Germany, UK, etc.) involved in major fighting during the war and if so where?

Europe had very little influence over the events once China made its advance on the rest of Asia. Most countries were recovering from the nuclear strikes made against the middle-east and the repercussions it had upon Eastern and mainland Europe. Most countries forces were spread incredibly thin after the attack, although once the 'Fire with Fire' initiative began, those with available resources assisted the program in any way they could.

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