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Welcome to Legacy of Heroes: The New Age!


As you can probably guess by the name of the interest check here, Legacy of Heroes is just that: A story about heroes. Legacy of Heroes will be the story of an Earth where vigilantes and people with impossible powers have just started to truly come into the public image. The RP will evolve over its course, starting from the heroes just starting out to becoming legends in their own rights. The universe of this RP will change along its course, responding to the actions of you, the players and their characters. Legacy of Heroes is based in a DC (As in the Comics) universe, though there will be influences pulled in from Marvel and stuff which will be created for this RP. With all this in mind, I do hope to see a varied cast of characters appearing in the RP, stepping up to carve out their places in History. Hopefully, we’ll even make a fun story along the way.

That being said, onto the part you people really care about: The Story Premise!





There have always been stories of heroes. Stories passed down from generation to generation, consistently throughout all of recorded history. Stories of people who seemed to accomplish the impossible. Ranging from myths about demigods completing a set of labors to appease a pantheon of Gods and Goddesses, war stories of soldiers doing the impossible to save the day, urban myths, all the way to stories created for the entertainment of others. Yet, as with every great story, there are always hints of truth woven into the grandiose tales of the impossible. Though the truth to these stories is a bit more present than most would suspect. The truth of it is that people with impossible abilities have been around almost as long as humanity itself. Although they have been quite rare, and in recent times have been kept deep under wraps by the governments of the world. Though things have changed, and with it more with these impossible abilities have come to this world.

Only six months ago, the massive particle accelerator created by one Harrison Wells in Central City exploded on the night it was activated, seeding the world with a massive dark matter wave that hit every soul around the globe. This wave caused something deep within many of the people hit by the wave to awaken. These people have gained impossible abilities as the effects of that dark matter explosion washed over their bodies, and made them into something… more than human. Yet there are others whose abilities always existed, those who gained them from experiments, other worlds, or even magic. Even more, there are those who have simply decided to do something about the crime in their city. People with all kinds of abilities and those without have suddenly found themselves thrust into a new age. An age of heroes. These would-be heroes are only now at the point of either discovering their powers or finally putting on their suits for the first time to try to protect their cities. Yet even more of them have either turned to a life of crime or are simply too afraid to use their abilities.

In the twin cities of Central and Keystone, there has been a new wave of crime that has left the police force baffled at how to deal with it. A new group has appeared in the cities, well, stories of a new group have surfaced in the cities. As the police have been completely unable to find the perpetrators of these crimes. The stories from eyewitnesses tell about people who have been able to do this like shoot beams of energy from their eyes, walk through walls, disappear from view. Along with this, are stories of an orange blur around the city as well. Though not quite human, as many fear this to be some strange phenomenon that leaves bodies in its wake. Many are scared of these new occurrences, although the official statement is that these stories are nothing more than urban legends. Still, there are those who know that something is happening within the twin cities. Those who might just choose to make a stand.

So will you be one of those to take on the mantle of a hero, and stand up to protect those who cannot protect themselves? Will you face your destiny as a hero?





Basically, this RP will follow along with our protagonists as they are just starting out as heroes and through their journeys as these heroes. Where the heroes’ choices impact the universe overall; who they save, when they do/don’t show mercy, and much more. How this RP will turn out is ultimately up to us, the players, and the repercussions from our actions will surely be felt throughout the RP’s universe. Of course, that doesn't mean I don't have a couple of surprises planned for the RP as it stands. We will be focusing on the twin cities of Central and Keystone Cities at the start of this RP.

Marvel-based, DC-based, or your own creation styled characters are all welcome! With that said, a full range of cast is highly encouraged and welcomed to join the RP. The range of characters from heavy hitters to street-level heroes is what we are hoping for, as the range helps keeps things interesting, and a variety for character interactions. We hope that you will be enjoying your time here, and if there are any questions about the kind of character you want to play, feel free to ask here, or PM myself, or either of the CO-GMs! We also can answer more questions about the setting/RP, in general, should you have them!

Leave a post if you're interested in playing a role in Legacy of Heroes!







Beautiful People CO-GMs: @Alfhedil, @Apollosarcher





The Setting:


In this section, I’ll be going through a bit of the setting of the RP. It’ll be handily divided into details about the world/cities we will be starting in, followed by the current state of the world (recent events), then a general history of the world. So without further ado, let's get rolling:

The RP will be starting on New Years Day of 2020, on the border between Missouri and Kansas, particularly in the twin cities of Central and Keystone City. Along with Kansas City just 18 miles north of the twin cities. This does include various small towns that make up the suburbs of these cities, not just the proper cities themselves. Each city is impressive in its own right, with Kansas City being in a similar state to its real world counterpart. The other two cities are similar in both scale, and quality of life. So, we shall begin going through the highlights of each city.




Current State:
The current state of Earth is one riddled with change in the last six months since Harrison Wells’ particle accelerator changed the world after it exploded on its activation night. While for the most the world is in a very similar state to our own, there are truly some deep seeded changes taking place. After the dark matter wave washed over the world on that terrible night, changes within many began to manifest. In the coming month, there was chaos as rumors of people with odd abilities started to surface online. Abilities that had only manifested since the night that the wave washed out over the world. The rumors floating online about these people quickly dubbed them as ‘Metahumans’, and their stories have torn through the masses like wildfire. Some envy these people, yet others fear them greatly. Especially with the strange occurances of crimes or disasters that simply could not be explained without the implementation of a metahuman into the stories. As the stories continue to spread, so does the instability and mess of emotions that comes along with the stories.

In recent weeks, there have also been rumors of these metahumans taking more… hostile approaches. With there being growing concerns about robberies, and criminal activity taking place around the city with relation to metahumans. Very few have seen the individuals behind these crimes, and fewer yet have lived to tell the tale. While there is naturally a contingent of these crimes that can be linked to metahumans who have joined up with gangs, or struck out into a life of crime on their own, something else lurks in the shadows. A new group, not associated with any of the major crime factions within the city. A group whose agenda is not yet clear, as the unexplained crimes many presume to be their actions are of a rather wide variety. Ranging from theft, to assualt, and even murder. The few survivors that witnessed this group reported that this faceless enemy seems to have an impressive assortment of powers. Walking through walls, lasers being fired from one can assume to be their eyes, robotic limbs filled with weapons, and a host of others. While the police forces of the cities tend to keep downplaying the presence of this group, dubbed the ‘Horsemen’ by the masses online, many are afraid. Doors are locked, lights turned out, and fewer roam the streets at night with these monsters on the loose.

At around the same time the Horsemen first surfaced, so did reports of yet another strange phenomenon in the trio of cities. A mysterious blur appearing in the streets. Its coloring seeming to be orange and black, none are quite sure exactly what this phenomenon is supposed to be. It moves much too fast for any to get a good look, yet it still causes chaos in the streets. Official explanations call this phenomenon some sort of strange weather anomaly, though many are not completely convinced that it is that. Its actions seem almost purposeful, as if the blur itself has some sort of sentience. Despite that, none can guess at its true nature or what it wants.

In the last few days, tensions seem to be at an all time high within the three cities. Fear and uneasiness from the recent events seem to be just about to boil over. Protests in the streets against the Metahumans are common almost every day, with people demanding that the officials acknowledge they exist, and take them into custody. A danger to society they are called. The media stirs up these events by providing coverage of every protest, and even bringing some of the protestors on their shows. Some citizens are even attacked in the dead of night under accusations of being one of these Metas. Unrest and fear have put the police on edge, causing an increase in patrols, and a crackdown upon the laws to keep the order of the cities. Yet despite this, a massive uptick in crime has occurred in Central, Keystone, and Kansas city. This crime wave serves only to tip things closer to hitting that feared boiling point, one that many fear will not be easily recoverable.

So what are you going to do about it?

Brief History:
The world of Legacy of Heroes is very much the same as the real world that we all live in. (Although some current events The Pandemic have not occurred). History lines up in very similar ways to that of the real world, though there are some key differences. The first major detraction is that the Lost City of Atlantis was proven to exist, with texts being found in Ancient Greece that seem to describe some ancient conflict, featuring Amazonians, Gods, and Atlantis. Then, upon visiting the location of this ancient battleground, historians did, in fact, find armor and weapons similar to those described in the texts as belonging to all sides. Though even with these historic finds, the location of the city is still very much lost to mankind. Many assume that these ancient conflicts were myths based off of a real conflict, and that Atlantis was simply a Greek State washed away in some disaster.

The second, being that Metahumans and those with enhanced abilities have existed in the past, although they were very rare. Those that did exist, were quickly taken in by their country’s government and relegated to the highest level of secret to ever exist. Their operations were used as a sort of Black Ops to act in their host’s interest. So secret and buried these operations were, that other countries were not even certain if people with strange abilities existed outside of their own borders. Even to this day, none have discovered the existence of these enhanced beings. Even though they were used more than once throughout the course of history.

Otherwise, the world is very much the same as what you have come to learn about in the real world. The United States, Russia, China, etc, are all existing in their current states and the same people are in power around the globe. Though do not expect real-world politics to come into play much during the course of the RP. Should there be any questions about the history of the world, feel free to ask a GM!

Guidelines


With the foreword and the introduction out of the way, we would like to take a quick moment to set some expectations for the RP and let people know how we do things. First and foremost, we aren’t really ones for hard and fast rules. we don't like deadlines, and we don't like posting requirements. Our primary goal in running an RP is the story and to see that everyone is having a good time with it. Because of that we are pretty flexible and do our best to work with people so long as they communicate with us, and will always encourage such from all our players. The GM team understands that as well, and while we may be a little more firm on things than each other and work a little differently, we all are in agreement about the end goal. But with all that said, we do have some guidelines that we would really appreciate people look to for as long as they are part of the RP.

- Primarily let's touch upon the status of the RP as 18+. We have done this for good reason, as our setting will have us dealing with some things that normally is a bit more niche with Superhero Content. Violence, death, drug-use and some sensual tones may be present at many points through the RP, as our focus will take us into some intense situations at times, and others on the diplomatic circles between nations where we might get our GoT on. This is of course not an excuse or permission to sprinkle expletives all over your posts, or to get especially graphic, but moreso as a warning. We will be watching posts to make sure that things don't get too excessive as there are more firm rules to abide by on Guild, but we have the hope that most of you who have come this far down the post will be mature enough to understand this and show restraint. That said, if the concept of mild sensuality, drug-use, violence or anything else of the post PG nature might be offensive to you, then we would kindly ask that you keep that in mind if you choose to apply anyways.

- Respect and communication. While we personally don't mind a little bit shown our way as the GMs, we moreso ask this for your fellow players. We are all building a shared story with our characters, who we hope will be interacting with each other plentifully. To that end, keep your fellow players in mind when posting and planning posts or arcs. Communicate with them if ever there is the possibility of their character being affected by something you have planned.

- Post Requirements. We hate them. No really, we dislike the idea of saying that someone has to post x number of times in a certain period or they're out, and especially despise having to stick to that ourselves. In our experience, nothing drains the creativity more assuredly than deadlines. As such there isn't one for submitting a character to the RP, and we won't demand of anyone that they keep to a posting schedule. All we ask is that when interacting with other characters, that you not only be respectful as asked above, but also be mindful of your own times of posting.

- Don't be a dick. Really, don't do it. If you do it, we'll have to do it, and we don’t want to be dicks. We prefer to be nice and have a good time, but if you decide not to be nice and to keep other people from having a good time, then we will not hesitate to remove you from the RP.

Character Creation


No sliders, but there are plenty of options. Seriously, we don't quite like the idea of restricting people to this or that, saying that one thing is completely not allowed under any circumstance or whatever justification other GMs like to use. We've found that on occasion people can surprise us with a character that at first glance should have never been approved, but after a bit of one on one, can be a strong presence in the RP. With a setting as diverse as superheroes and comics, there are so many possibilities to build off of, so many backgrounds for characters and ways to make something truly unique. To that end, before we get to the character sheet proper and we let you all go to await what wondrous possibilities you provide us with, we do have a few things we would like to comment on regarding characters.

- The Theme. As you may have noticed the world is very much poised on the edge of tensions boiling over into one big mess. That being said, the RP is still very much based around the heroes that we will all be making. So we ask, please make sure you are keeping within the theme of the RP. We will be welcoming a wide range of characters, but a character who might belong more within a horror movie than a hero role, or something like that might be looked at suspiciously. The more thought that is put into a character, the more likely we are to enjoy the CS and as such be more forgiving with it, so do keep that in mind.

- Rookies. As an important note, just remember that the core of the story is supposed to be about the heroes learning how to be heroes for themselves. The goal is to start out fresh, and evolve over time while building up who you are as a hero and character. While we will be allowing veterans, we want very much to limit the veteran characters. These characters will be judged more strictly, and if they are made will have been a part of the Government Black Ops teams mentioned in the sections before this.

- Faces/Appearances. As you will note when looking over the CS, there is both a place for a picture and one for a detailed appearance. We would like both done, and encourage everyone to take that as an opportunity to go into greater detail about their characters. More important here, is the subject of pictures used in general. We've become rather partial to face-claims, and especially the use of gifs and such to show how our characters express themselves a little more… Viscerally. This is by no means a requirement for anyone, and we won't refuse a character on the basis of their CS using a particular art style. Just… Keep it presentable. You know what we mean.

- Characters in general. All that said, we would like to say that a well-structured and detailed sheet will always go over better than one that is essentially a somewhat expanded concept. The character sheet below is one adapted from another RP that we happened to like because not only is it innately structured better than something we could do on our own, but provides many places of opportunity for the player to add detail to their character. Just don't get too involved in creating a character that you may not be as enthused to play as the character once it's done. As someone who has done that before, we would hate to see someone put a lot of effort into a well-written character only to dislike it and not want to RP as it.

Finally, the character sheet. You are free to post WiPs in the OOC, and I even encourage it so that we can all work together on things and help to ensure everyone gets as close to the type of character they want to play as possible. Just please do not post your character in the characters tab until approved. You may request a specific member of the RP staff to review your sheet in particular if you like by mentioning them with the posting of your CS. We will also be implementing an appeals process in the discord, where if you feel a decision made on your character is unfair or doesn't necessarily hold up with prior decisions, you can invoke either a GM appeal or appeal to the accepted players. Do note however, that any character that is denied through such a process is denied with prejudice.

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Got her Background up now. It's a first draft so if there are any issues it's to be expected. I'll hammer out details where needed.
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Tip:

Post a link to the OOC in the IntCheck in case anyone else isn't on the Discord server.

Will be putting together a character.
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Interested

I have an idea for a character with the following ability, but wanted to run it passed you first:

Technomancy (aka "shadowjack") - ability to understand and manipulate/hack low level tech through clever use of telepathic connect and illusion. As skill grows, so does the level of anonymity while interfacing with said tech.

Their telepathic ability essentially only connects to electronics, not human minds.
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Aggressively T-poses

My own character will be up at some point during the week, but so everyone knows I'll be playing Velocity, essentially female Flash.
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Ready.

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I finished my CS. :)

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Interested

I have an idea for a character with the following ability, but wanted to run it passed you first:

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Their telepathic ability essentially only connects to electronics, not human minds.


Anyone get back to you on this?
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I do believe one of my co GMs has messaged Hellion about it.
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I do believe one of my co GMs has messaged Hellion about it.


Just curious!

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My CS is ready now.
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Sorry if it's a bit short. I can try to flesh it out a bit more if you guys would like, but as you GMs are well aware, I'm much better at writing how the character is than describing how they will be. (Also feel free to ask about any clarifications, you know I'm down to talk it out as needed)
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@A Lowly Wretch@Crusader Lord@Ruby@Bluetommy

You’re all accepted! Feel free to post your sheets into character creation! When the IC goes live, you’ll be free to post.
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I do believe one of my co GMs has messaged Hellion about it.


@Alfhedil sent me a PM inviting me to the discord but nothing regarding the superpower I posted, so yes, please advise if it is acceptable.

Here's an updated version:

Technomancy (aka "shadowjack") - Technomancy (shadowjack) - ability to understand and manipulate/hack electronic technology through clever use of telepathic connects and obfuscation. With regard to general electronic devices, it allows the user to tap into the unit and “speak” to it to an extent, so a microwave for instance could be remotely hijacked.

Those devices, however, that are networked or connected to the internet, can be quite tricky and require a greater level of mental focus in order to “travel” through cyberspace. A user can easily get lost as well, their mind jacked into the framework for so long that it can take hours or days to come back.


I'm still working on a sheet.
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@Hellion Apologies, I had thought I mentioned something in there but seems I just sent the invite. It's been a bit of a week lol.

Personally, I like the power as it stands and while I do wonder as to how it may be used down the line or how it may be expanded upon, I think it would be a unique addition to our already broad cast of characters. Points mostly for not being an outright combat power, which is something people usually go for in RPs like this.
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Personally, I like the power as it stands and while I do wonder as to how it may be used down the line or how it may be expanded upon, I think it would be a unique addition to our already broad cast of characters.


I basically thought of The Matrix (or even the book, Neuromancer) while going through the descriptions myself. Just as a telepath can travel through the mind of a species, this ability allows for travel through the electronics (on a small level) and networks on a larger scale. They also sees themselves as a binary avatar while "traveling", in first person perspective, their hands would be a series of zeros and ones.

For practical application, say my character was tasked with disabling a security system in a building. Depending on the size of the building, the extent of security, firewalls, etc...this task may take a few minutes or a few hours, but would be extremely taxing mentally & physically (a huge limitation).

For all intends an purposes, they are a hacker first and foremost with a lot of knowledge therein, but also, their ability allows them to essentially "step into" a computer system/network and communicate, uncovering and retrieving information that may otherwise be difficult for the average (non-superpowered) hacker.

In any case, I'll submit the full CS in a day or two and we can go from there :)
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