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These Were The Ingredients Chosen To Create the Perfect RP... [Mafia/Prohibition Era/Superpower RP Sign Up BONANZA!] aka [Rx]
Posted: Posted July 8th, 2016 by Aira

I made this up here on the forum about 3 years ago, and it was lots of fun so I wanna try and bring it back! Since I feel like it kinda died out before the getting started to get real good.

Finally. Here it is guys.

Manhattan, United States of America. 1920.

The prohibition has begun, banning the sale of alcohol throughout the country. Of course, their citizens will find any way to make their own bootleg liquor. However, an even more powerful drug emerged and was banned along with it: Chemical X- a drug capable of giving its Users (and abusers) “superhero” powers with a price. The Mafia easily got and kept their hands on the substance, becoming the one, lone supplier of the easily addictive drug. Yet, another group decided that it wasn't fair for the Mafia to be the only one to profit. A group of workers from the Black Market known as the Erebos pushed their own supply, selling it significantly cheaper. Some claim that it's a bit watered down, but they would never tell you. Now the Black Market Workers and the Mafia wage war at each other, each trying to reclaim the Drug War.

And yet another group hides within the balance. A group that has sworn to protect the citizens of this fine city and to put an end to the drug cartel: the law-abiding Prohibition police. Nonetheless, there are still a few crooked cops among their ranks...

And this is where you come in. Choose your side. Create your player. Win the war.

~

There are three different groups that the player can choose to affiliate with.
Players can have a maximum of two characters, but they must be in two separate factions.
And of course just because one of your characters may know information.... it doesn't mean that your other character will automatically know it.

Mafia
They run this town even if the law would like to think otherwise. They live lavishly and don't live in fear of anyone. They tote the biggest guns, best assassins, and the finest gals. The Don is the leader of these fun bunch of gentlemen and ladies. Their goal is to take out every last one of those apart of the Erebos and make them swim with the fishes with a pair of cement shoes.

Erebos: Black Market Workers
The vermin of the underground specializing in basically anything that the human heart could desire: including human hearts. They are citizens that have grown tired of the tyranny that is the Mafia's reign and desires some of the wealth (and their city) back. They're a thorn in the Mafia's side, especially now that they've really started to mess with the Mafia's supply. They live as regular citizens but during the night, their entire personas change. They specialize more in covert ways of fighting and hand to hand combat- though they do have a gun hidden or two. The leader is only known by the alias “Shadow”. Not many of her teammates get a glimpse of her, and there is a rumor going around that she is the sibling to one of the Mafia members. However is it just a rumor?

Prohibition Police
The people that protect the citizens! These cops are always working around the clock to make sure that their streets and their people are clean of anything illegal. It's a hard job that they hardly get thanked for. The leader of these fine men and women of the law is the Chief of Police. There's word around the office that someone is letting the Mafia get by with just a slap on the wrist for some extra cash... or perhaps more. But with Erebos on the scene now, they definitely have their hands full.

~

Drug Users Beware
NOTE: Not every character has to be a User (a person addicted to Chemical X). It adds a bit more dimension if you're not (and makes sense if you're a police officer :] )

The Effects of the Drug On Your Characters
For players who are a User, there are certain advantages and disadvantages that come along with the user of Chemical X.

-The character must continue to take Chemical X in order to keep their powers. You cannot take the drug once, and keep your powers forever.
-The character must take the drug every 12 hours. (If you don't say you're “re-upping”, then we assume you never retake the drug, so we assume that you will be suffering from withdrawal).
Powers slowly become weaker over time, until the player retakes Chemical X.
Withdrawal: Weakened powers (or if long enough) powers are gone. Senses start to dull (vision becoming dark, hearing loss, dry mouth, skin becomes less receptive to touch). Increased chances of a severe heart attack as the heart begins to pump faster. Motor skills begin to fail.
Overdose: Taking double the pills will double your powers within the 12 hours. However, there are consequences. Taking excessive amounts of pills raises the chances of your heart exploding (according to your weight and height)- especially if you happen to be in mid-battle with your heart already pumping.

~

The player can choose any ONE (1) superpower that their heart desires. However, these are banned, meaning no one can use them:


Power augmentation: Ability to strengthen or weaken the powers of others
Power bestowal: Ability to bestow powers or jump-start others powers
Power Negation: Ability to cancel the super powers of others
Possession: Ability to take control and inhabit the body of an individual
Absorption: Ability to absorb attacks and send them back at the enemy
Immorality: Ability to live forever. This may be complete immortality encompassing invulnerability, partial invulnerability to all but specific events (i.e., decapitation or exposure to a specific chemical such as kryptonite), or simply an inability to age normally.
Resurrection: Ability to resurrect oneself or others

Note:: If a player comes up with a superpower that I didn't think of, that could easily be godmodded, it will be discussed and the player may have to choose another power. We're all here to have fun and a godmod player is not fun.

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Sign Up Sheets must have the following information. Feel free to add more.
*Name
*Alias (optional)
*Age
*Gender
*Height/Weight
*Superpower/Explanation of Power
*Faction
*Job (You can have two jobs: one that fits to your faction and a regular day job if you so desire.)
*Personality
*Brief History

There are two special characters in this RP. The Don and the Chief of Police. These characters are open. I encourage anyone who decides that they want these characters to be pretty creative and at least a little bit dedicated.

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Any questions?

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My profile~

Name: Lottie Cavalcante

Alias: Shadow

Age: 24

Gender: Female

Height/Weight: 5'3”/102 lbs

Power:
Plant Manipulation
Lottie has the ability to manipulate the plant life around her, causing them to grow and move into any form that she pleases. However, the plant does not become “superpowered” in any way. Stems, vines, etc can become thicker, creating a better grip but they can still be cut, burned, etc. She does this by breathing a floral pheromone allowing her to “speak” to the plant life around her. With an extra dose of Chemical X in her system, Lottie can use the plants to “scan” areas faraway from her current location. The plants act as a “telephone” to each other: telling her if the area is calm or not. They cannot show her exactly what is happening or who is in the area.

Lottie spends much of her time, confined in a secret room within her house, cross breeding and creating unique seeds that she can use in battle. So far, she has only been successful with two different strains:

Frag Grenade seeds: Using her powers, she can cause this seed to bud, sending extremely sharp thorns in all directions.

Tear Gas Seeds: These seeds burst, sending out a non-lethal type of tear gas that irritates the eyes and lungs.

Faction: Erebos

Job:
Faction job: Leader of the Erebos. Her job includes handing missions to the other members, keeping a close eye on the supply and demand, and figuring out new ways to get rid of that pesky Mafia.

Day job: Coming from a wealthy family, Lottie has taken a day job mostly just to keep herself busy (and the FEDs off her tail). She owns her very own floral shop. Blossoming Dreams provides flowers for any occasion! Weddings, birthdays, funerals, and beautiful flower arrangements to let that special someone know you love them~. Lottie is the owner and sole employee of her fairly popular shop and she likes it that way. She keeps her other life completely separate from her safe haven; Losing the shop would simply crush her.

Appearance: Lottie is an extremely fashion forward woman, always wearing the latest trends. She is fairly short with a lean build to match. Her auburn hair is cut into a short bob, lightly brushing against the nape of her neck. It is typically styled in finger waves and there is always a rose placed behind her ear. Her skin is a light brown color and dark freckles sprinkle her high cheekbones. Large, hazel eyes seem to stare directly into your soul and is paired with a tiny nose and full lips. Lottie is always adorned in full makeup: dark kohl lines her eyes, mascara makes her lush eyelashes longer, her natural cupid's bow accented by red lip paint, and her cheeks always have light blush.

Personality: Her personality almost completely matches her petite appearance: Lottie is sweet and caring. She enjoys being around people, especially when she is hosting one of her many dinner parties. However, she has many moments when she prefers to be alone, her nose in a book. Family-orientated, there can never be enough time spent with her brother and mother. However, internally, she seems to suffer from a bit of an identity crisis and the constant feeling of being an outcast. In this day and age, race is a huge factor and she knows that the main reason “certain” people tolerate her is because of the influence her family has upon the island. She doesn't truly belong to either side. A hopeless romantic (created from a lack of a relationship with a father figure) with a strong sense of duty, there is almost no line she won't cross to get to her ultimate goal, which appears to have quickly turned into an obsession.

Brief History: Lottie was adopted by the Cavalcante family at the tender age of two. Her mother, Florance Cavalcante wished for a daughter after complications during labor when her first and only child, Sylvester, left her infertile. Sylvester and Lottie had a fairly normal childhood, the two becoming extremely close siblings. Her relationship with her mother was wonderful and filled with love. However, their father, Giovanni Cavalcante, was a stern and an influential man in the Mafia ranks. To this day, Lottie cannot remember a time where she even received a smile from him. Even as a child, Lottie felt disturbed by their presence, never knowing the true horror of their crimes until she became older and her brother became more entangled within their ranks.

One day, as she mingled amongst the elite, Lottie was offered a strange, new drug. Due to the fact that she was already heavily intoxicated from their illegal moonshine, there was no argument against popping a few. She felt her body instantly change, and she was never the same. A whole new world of addiction opened up before her, a world where regular, every day people mingled with those from the underworld. A world that was controlled by the very people that she had grown to hate: the Mafia. And as quickly as she had arrived, Lottie vowed to destroy the organization that she saw poisoning the streets and people. With that, Erebos was born and with it, her other self “Shadow”, and the constant fear of never seeing tomorrow. She had to save her brother. She had to save the world. Yet with this noble cause in mind, the thrill of it all may be deterring her path....

Posted July 8th, 2016 by Aira
Aira
 

I'll start working on a character!

Posted July 8th, 2016 by Cetasaurus
Cetasaurus
formerly KM8

Ayyyy

Posted July 8th, 2016 by Aira
Aira
 

Name: Katy Perish
Alias: Amarainein Perish
Age: 23
Gender: Female
Height/Weight: 5'6"/125 lbs
Faction: Erebos

Power (Amara has never used Chemical X. If she were to take the drug, this would be her power):
Shapeshifting
Amara can transform into any object. She will be unable to become smaller than a grain of sand nor larger than a small automobile. She can only transform into solids (not liquids or gases). If she transformed into something solid and someone heated it into a liquid or gas, she would die. She can only transform into existent objects; she can't transform from her imagination. While transformed, she retains consciousness and a higher brain, but is limited in what functions she can perform depending on the object. For instance, if she became a grain of sand, she could maybe make herself roll downhill or across a very smooth surface. If she became an automobile, she could drive around. She is capable of shapeshifting into certain living organisms; however, only very simple ones. Insects and plants are the easiest for her (note that she cannot control her actions much as a plant, similar to how she can't do much as a grain of sand). Reptiles and amphibians are also fairly easy. Very small mammalian and avian creatures are possible. Any larger organisms become increasingly unsustainable during complete transformation, though she may be able to manage them for a short time. She is also capable of partial transformations, though only a few at a time, depending on how complex they are. A finger may turn into a knife blade. She may give herself the ears of a cat to enhance her hearing. She can modify her body in other small ways as well, such as changing the color of her eyes, hair, or skin and changing her height, weight, or age. She cannot take the visage of a different person entirely, real or imagined.

Job:
On the black market, Amara is a solo dealer of Chemical X. Her days primarily consist of secret meetings, both with her smugglers and with her clients. She maintains and tries to expand her population of consumers by networking with existing clients. She lives off of her earnings, though a sizable percentage of every sale goes toward paying her suppliers.

Appearance:
Amara is strong and fast, as reflected in her athletic build. Her hair is dark brown, with a slight wave, and reaches just past her her shoulders. She is rarely seen with it not tied up somehow, to keep it out of her face. She dresses practically, often androgynously, choosing comfort before fashion most days. She is fair-skinned and has hazel-green eyes. There is a light, almost invisible scar cutting diagonally across her brow, about 1.5 inches long. She has several scars on both her hands.

Personality:
Amara would be better suited in an academic life, tending to enjoy solitary exercises in philosophy and critical thinking for their own sake. She prefers to be alone, but is gracious with others. She is reticent, and her face is unexpressive apart from her practiced, but warm, smile. She tries not to let her life get too tangled up with the lives of others, but would make a dependable and caring companion if she did.

Brief History:
Amara changed her name from Katy before she was 14 years old, inventing it herself after studying the Latin etymology of a few words (an idiosyncratic interest of hers). She had never been fond of her last name, finding it somehow defeatist. Though her mother wouldn't let her call herself with a different family name, Amara was insistent that she adopt a new given name. Amarainein, to her, meant unwithered. Her full name became something of an oxymoron.

She was raised in a farming family, in Minnesota, with no siblings but an overall warm relationship with her parents, as well as the occasional presence of her aunt. When she was seven, she'd been chasing their family dog around the living room before she tripped, forehead falling into the corner of the coffee table. The skin split badly, but the initially prominent scar faded with time.

Though she loved her family, she craved independence, a need that increased steadily with age. When she was 18 she decided to move away. She saved up what she could, working various jobs and attaining various skills, before she had enough to move to a new state and rent a shoddy apartment. For a few years, she worked as an archivist. Her night job included working at a bar, before Prohibition had set in. During that time, she entered a relationship with a man a few years older than her. He'd been a customer,, intelligent –brilliant in her eyes – but a helpless drunk and darkly mysterious. It was her first serious relationship, though its condition only worsened until she had a moment of insight into her mistreatment and broke it off. The period left her withdrawn and prone to isolation.

After the bar was forced to close, she was finding it difficult to keep her bills paid. Her mother fell ill, then her father became unable to work after falling from a corn silo and breaking his spine. Around the same time, the drug called Chemical X emerged. She remembered her ex had mentioned getting involved in something like it before they'd split up, before the drug had been fully discovered. She called him asking if there was money to be made. He'd been quite generous, really, in helping her. She hasn't been in contact with him for several months now, and has become quite comfortable working her position in Erebos alone.

Posted July 9th, 2016 by Cetasaurus
Cetasaurus
formerly KM8

ceta coerced me into this i apologize in advance

Name: reed smith
Age: 30
Gender: male
Height/Weight: 5'7"/140lbs
Faction: prohibition police
Job: chief of police (knock me off the perch if someone else wants the role pls. could easily modify profile into lower-ranking police guy)


Superpower: reed hasn't used chemX
powers would be temperature control
the power he has over an object depends on its density. so like air temperature he can control instantaneously, solid iridium would take him v many hours to melt. he doesnt have to be touching a thing to affect it, but proximity is also a factor in how much power he has

Appearance: blond hair, he keeps trimmed short. clean shaven. light brown eyes. freckled nose. fit enough physically i think that kind of seems relevant to a crime-fighting the job

Personality: keeps calm, almost detached, in most situations. brisk but not short-tempered. has the seemingly-paradoxical combination of caring greatly for the quality of his work while being mostly apathetic about the work itself. somewhat callous.

Brief History: his parents were addicted to alcohol and then he was too but then prohibition started which has been a real bummer for him esp as head of prohibition police. his father was also in the police force and served as deputy director until he retired aftr being injured. reed got promoted to his fathers position about a year later, for although he was young, he had a noticed talent for the work as well as a stellar work-ethic and a decade of experience on the force. he did a good job as deputy director for a year and a half until the chief of police retired in his old age and reed got promoted to his current position. when he looks back on how he got to where he is, it all seems v much like an accident. he kept his head down and did what his father said then one day it got him to the top so now he isnt sure where hes supposed to go or why. finally out-ranking his father did relieve some of his feelings that he would never live up to his father and he feels freer of the mans control. this isnt always a good thing bc he doesnt know what to do w the autonomy

Edited July 10th, 2016 by Susurrous
Susurrous
Boo!

Yay!

Trying to get two more people to join but if not, we can have fun together!

Posted July 11th, 2016 by Aira
Aira
 

Name: Sylvester Cavalcante

Age: 28

Gender: Male

Height / Weight: 6'1" / 178 lbs

Superpower: Pyrokinesis - While not able to conjure flames from thin air, Sylvester can rapidly intensify even the smallest spark - such as from a gun - into a dangerous inferno, able to control its size if the fuel (oxygen, primarily) is available. He can then direct the flames in any manner he pleases, such as several fireballs or a wall of flames, so long as he has direct eye contact with it. Left without attention, it will settle into an ordinary fire, or burn out if there's no flammable material to keep it going.

As the size and duration of the fire increases, Sylvester must have more Chemical X in his system to keep it controlled. Without the sufficient amount of the chemical, the flames will either become erratic or die out. The drawback on using Chemical X is that the pyrokinetic's temperament has become more violent. Mood swings occur, from depression to homicidal rage. Essentially, Sylvester has developed bipolar disorder, that only becomes more agitated with the more he abuses the much-needed chemical.

Faction: Mafia

Job: The Underboss. The second-in-command. More likely to be seen enforcing the Don's orders and handling business and the things that go awry within said business if the Don's unable or not inclined to do so himself. Groomed to take the throne, whether temporarily or permanently, should the Don become incapacitated in any way.

Personality: A taciturn who makes his point in as few of words as possible, and ensures that point is understood. A figure as cold as he is calculating, Sylvester is inclined to deliver one of two things: indifference, or a bullet to the head. At best, he keeps a cordial relationship with others, and to earn that one must be efficient at the orders he hands out. God help them if they don't. Because though the right hand man to the Don likes to play the quiet type, he bellies a temper that erupts in a violent blaze as soon as it sparks. When his short use for verbal communication doesn't work, Sylvester is much more sociable with his fists and flames.

Brief History: Born in the prestigious family of the Cavalcantes, Sylvester was immediately loaded with the heavy burden of high expectations. His father was strict and his mother impassive; add on top of that the fact that they thought he would be their only child and it would be no surprise he was groomed right away in the life of the blue-bloods. Henceforth, there came three pivotal moments in Sylvester's life. The first was when his parents made the decision to adopt - from this Sylvester was introduced to his baby sister when he was six. In a small amount of time he grew attached to her, finding her company a reprieve from the otherwise rigid structure that was his young life - a sanctuary that only grew more precious to him in the coming years.

The next came at the ripe age of twelve, when his father, Giovanni, introduced him to the previously enigmatic work he was involved in. Giovanni had full intentions to raise his son into the Mafia family from the start, as was customary for one of his position. Thus began the rest of Sylvester's life. The boy was exposed to all of the workings of the city's underworld, from midnight dealings to fitting cement shoes on affiliates who rubbed them the wrong way. And as Sylvester got older, the Mafia grew more influential in the city. He became a diligent member of the family, goaded on by his father's silent approval. Even after Giovanni's passing, his son continued to rapidly rise in the ranks. Not but over a year ago did the final turning point introduce itself into the man's life. After a small coup was quickly brought down, the Godfather was in need of a new right-hand man. It was Sylvester who was picked to fill in the empty position, adding no small amount of stress in juggling his life in the Mafia and the concealing of said life from his dear sister Lottie.

Posted July 27th, 2016 by Frustro
Frustro

I'm considering making a profile for this, but if Agis joins I'm out.

Posted August 1st, 2016 by Ghowilo
Ghowilo

I haven't seen Agis roleplay here for a while now. I'm not sure what you have against him, but I'm pretty sure he's lost interest in this hobby (I don't want to speak for him though). Anyway, I'm sure we'd be happy to have you. :)

Edited August 1st, 2016 by Cetasaurus
Cetasaurus
formerly KM8

Yeah I don't think Agis will lmao

But yes join! I plan on making a post tonight.

Posted August 1st, 2016 by Aira
Aira
 

Okay I'll make a profile a little later tonight.

Posted August 1st, 2016 by Ghowilo
Ghowilo

Sweeeeet. I'll get started but wait for you before I post it.

Posted August 2nd, 2016 by Aira
Aira
 

Name: Marco

Aliases: The Raven, Matchmaker

Age: 23

Gender: Male

Height/Weight: 5'10"/156lbs

Faction: Mafia

Job 1: Assassin

Job 2: Pleasure House Manager

Personality: Quiet, Suspicious, No-nonsense

Brief History: An Italian-American whose parents immigrated to the United States in 1887. He was born 10 years later in Boston, but moved to New York to study at the university there in 1915. He dropped out of college after only two years and fell in with a group of Wise Guys at the age of 20. He decided he didn't like the job of being a street dealer and asked to be transferred to the military sector so he could be a bit more personal. He'd been sent to a few different businesses to extort protection money and committed a few arsons, but he found what he really enjoyed was good old fashioned violence. He had a knack for killing and had gotten a promotion and even an opportunity to meet with Il Capo of the military sector. It was during this meeting that he told the military boss that he was rather light on his feet and capable of moving through the streets unseen, which is a hard thing to do in a place like New York City. His boss was impressed by his confidence and demeanor and decided to test him by giving him an assassination contract. He passed with flying colors, and was never caught. He'd eventually earned the nickname "The Raven" as seeing his face was a sure Omen of death. Or at least that was the story he allowed to propagate. In truth, many people had seen his face and not died, but this rumor allowed for him to be inconspicuous in those moments when his face was uncovered. At the age of 23 he spoke once again with Il Capo and suggested that he be allowed to hold a second job, one that would deal more in the economic sector. Il Capo sent a message to Il Capo dei Capi who then passed it along to Il Capo of the economic sector, who then arranged a meeting. It was then that Marco told this Capo that he had learned of many of the New Yorkers perversions and had an inkling to open up a pleasure house. Il Capo was pleased with his idea and gave him the go-ahead and also the second nickname "Matchmaker." After a few weeks he had received notice that he had been given an additional promotion and was now a Consigliere (an advisor for you non-italian speakers) who would be called upon from time to time to give advice about certain moves, as his own ventures had been quite successful. To this day, he indulges in human trafficking and the occasional assassination, making him a favorite of the Capi.

Posted August 2nd, 2016 by Ghowilo
Ghowilo

@Frustro: I'm 95% sure that the "Godfather" is what I would call Il Capo of the Military Sector. So it looks like we might be working together a bit. Or at least having some dialogue. I seem to know your father quite well haha.

Posted August 2nd, 2016 by Ghowilo
Ghowilo

Same with Lottie since her and Sylvester are related #DaddyIssuesGalore

Posted August 2nd, 2016 by Aira
Aira
 

is there an order that we should be joining the rp in atm?

Posted August 2nd, 2016 by Susurrous
Susurrous
Boo!

Nope. Join however ya'll want

Posted August 2nd, 2016 by Aira
Aira
 

okay ty :) are we all supposed to write our characters into the same scene?

Posted August 2nd, 2016 by Susurrous
Susurrous
Boo!

If you wanna join the dinner party you can. If you wanna make another post you can.

Think of this as if his forum were decorated to this plot so do as you'd like in the universe. I'd like it to be flexible.

Posted August 2nd, 2016 by Aira
Aira
 

oh neat cool ty for answering my questions :) i'll try to join soon

Posted August 2nd, 2016 by Susurrous
Susurrous
Boo!

Is this RP still going at all?

Posted November 25th, 2016 by Raifu
Raifu
 

I do not think so. :(

Edited November 25th, 2016 by Cetasaurus
Cetasaurus
formerly KM8

Bummer =/

Posted November 26th, 2016 by Raifu
Raifu
 
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