Oh man, Livewire looks great. Here's my guy, I'm away from my pc this weekend but plan on drawing a character image (and adding a bit nicer formatting to his sheet) when I get back.
Name: Rafael ‘Raf’ Nakamura Tagsign: N/A Status: Cred Age: 25
Appearance: The first that most people notice about Rafael is his face. The way his expressions are unnaturally stiff, the symmetrical seams that run diagonal across his cheekbones, and the line of matte, black metal along and below his jawline; something most would recognize as a prosthetic, and not a particularly high end one at that.
The second is his cold, blue eyes. Prosthetic again.
Besides the artificial features, Raf blends in with citizens of Delta-City. He’s muscular, and slightly above average height, with deep brown skin and locs tied back off his face. His usual outfit consists of a parka thrown over a well-worn turtleneck and joggers, as well as a trucker cap to hide the scarring on his scalp where no hair grows.
Personality: Raf is a quiet man. Reserved, but firm when needed. He resents the megacorps for their role in various world conflicts, and looks down upon those who are needlessly violent. He isolates himself from the net more and more lately, only holding on to be there for his auntie and little cousins.
While cold to other people, he's affectionate towards his drone and other machines, often talking to them.
Bio: Rafael was born and raised by his aunt and uncle in the Little Jamaica district of Megacity Delta. As soon as he could walk, Raf started tinkering. Little things at first, wanting to take his toys apart to find out how they work, but as he grew older, his projects became more complex. It was obvious to the adults in his life that mechanics were Raf’s calling.
However, with three little cousins, Raf had to figure out how to pay for school on his own. As soon as he turned eighteen, he joined the Polyamerican Corps, lured by promises of free education in exchange for service. He completed the training, and began work in mechanical maintenance, eventually rising to operate remote drones during the Indo-Ecuadorian Space Elevator conflict.
Partway through the skirmish, Rafael’s unit was hit by an electronic weapon that caused his drone and deck to detonate, taking the man’s face and jaw with them. Raf was hospitalized immediately, and recovered with extensive reconstruction. A prosthetic face and jaw. Artificial eyes. An auditory neuroprosthetic implant on one side. Months of rehabilitation and hospital visits. And finally, an honorable discharge.
Rafael was thrown back to Delta-City and provided a desk job. He couldn’t stand it. Two years and many, many failed attempts at being a normal ‘cred’ later, Raf found himself doing odd repair jobs for less-than-legal businesses around the city. He bought a deck—a cheap one—and an equally cheap drone and rekindled his love for tinkering. And finally, he began to settle back into civilian life.
Skills: - Drone Control: Raf is skilled at controlling a drone using his deck. It can only operate within a short range, and is capable of basic tasks and surveillance. - Combat Training: Raf is familiar with firearms, although he would rather not use them.[/ul]
Hosaka Spider-Type Personal Drone C-2187 “Mia” A small, spider-like robot that Raf can pilot through his deck computer. Can only operate within a short range. Equipped with manipulator arms and limbs capable of scaling vertical surfaces. About 25cm by 25cm.
I'd like for him to have his neural brace removed and possibly join Sk8te over the course of the story, as well as aquire more drones (gradually).
I reinstalled Cyberpunk 2077 (haven't played it since first week of release) because I've been getting into the groove of the genre again. I rediscovered my love for the Trauma Team presented in-game and now I'm considering remaking my character as something similar to that.
Howdy! Sorry for my own slowness; the Holiday has shut me down for its duration, so I had to focus on it this weekend. Happy 4th! I'll peruse through and see if my mental engine is still kicking after all these cheeseburgers and Forced Family Fun Time is over.
I’ve still got the vibe, just trying to tone myself back and simplify my thoughts. Still aiming for anarcho-rockstar themes, probably with their own cell that primarily outsources muscle to other groups that need it for their jobs. I’ll reread everyone’s already existing stuff to ensure I don’t cross wires or step on toes.
Okay, I'm here. I'm finally feeling better enough to be creative! Let me know if I forgot anything!
Name: Nova Lin
Cell: Cred—owner and bartender of the Gas Leak pub
Bio: Nova has been working ever since they were old enough, bouncing around from job to job trying to help their family make ends meet and, when they left home, trying to support themself. Most of them were in the service industry or manual labor—low wages, long hours, and few protections.
When they were 22, due to some good timing and better luck, they managed to find their way into an assistant position for a middle manager higher up in Blue Corp. The pay was good, hours better and it was slightly less obviously demeaning, so they bent over backwards to keep it, even when it started involving body mods.
Now, modification was not something that they were inherently opposed to, in fact, they privately found the idea very appealing for a number of reasons. However, being coerced into body modification for a job and the ways the cosmetic modifications tended to be masculinizing made them deeply uncomfortable. They needed that job and the money, so they got them. They were fired without warning after a year and a half.
They were deeply upset after losing that job and in the months afterward gave into despair a little. Lucky for them, around this time, they found a job down at the docks. There they friends who helped to introduce them to leftist politics. That in conjunction with their prior experiences with labor and society, successfully radicalized them. They were very active politically when they were younger, and still are, but they and the organizations they were involved with didn’t get much done. They just didn’t have the manpower. Among other things. It was around this time they became involved with Sk8te, though they never joined. The lifestyle didn’t quite suit them.
After ten or so years of trying and failing to change society for the better, they began to feel disheartened again. By this time, they broken with the world of fully legal work and had found themself in ownership of the Gas Leak bar. They decided to pivot to just taking care of the people they could in their community. They began using the bar to give people a safe place to be. As long as they’re not a cop or an heir or actively endangering patrons, they’re welcome. This very much includes illegal activity.
Now as the owner of the bar, they have slowly become a pillar of the community. They are tired of the constant grind inherent to living in this society, and have begun to give up on any significant large-scale change in their lifetime. But they still have hope that they might be able to do something more…
Appearance: Nova looks like a fairly unremarkable bartender. They’ve got medium-brown skin, black eyes, and dark brown hair streaked through with grey. It’s styled in an undercut and usually pulled back away from their face. They’ve been around the block before and they look like it. They seem just a little worn around the edges. They have since replaced all the cybernetics they were pressured into for work and have opted to give their face and body a more androgynous-to-feminine look. In terms of their more functional modifications, they had their spine and both legs from the knees down replaced because of pain and injuries, their arms and hands replaced and adjusted for both strength and dexterity. All of their visible cybernetics are a bit scuffed and look just a little outdated. For clothing, they favor a lot of dark, tight faux leather that has lost its shine after years of use.
I was scrolling through the interest checks thread and came across this enticing world. I noticed that this thread still has the "apply" status, but I wanted to make sure before I jumped into brainstorming and character creation. I already have half a dozen ideas for a character(s). Is this thread still allowing people to apply, and I can apply for any of the three major positions: Heirs, Creds, and Sk8tes?
@TheNoCoKid I've been making modifications to my character sheet. Being on a Cyberpunk 2077 kick, I felt that the things I've included are in-line with the RP. The biggest point I'm trying to make is that many of her features are fairly standard, not trying to do a lot of extra stuff. Let me know if this is the kind of cyberpunk you envisioned or if it is too much!
You reminded me I should probably get a proper map made of all the major naeighborhoods/districts. Anyone know where I can either make/get one made?
This procedural generator makes neat stuff, wish it had a blueprint-style color scheme though. Had 'Rivet City' as another idea for a neighborhood. Also, about to post Raf to the char tab & start brainstorming a post.
@TellukkaCOOL ENBY BARTENDER! COOL ENBY BARTENDER!! Is it alright if I write Raf as a regular at the Gas Leak? It's perfect for his sort of work (and also seems like a cool place).
Sorry for how long it's been taking me, I should be able to crank something out by this weekend, free time has been hard recently but I'm still vibin'. If I end up missing some deadline that's fine, I'll still lurk and read along.
@Fading Memory I'm not in any rush. Things have been hectic on my end as well. tbf I'm not the most satisfied with my own writing on this one at the start so don't feel too worried. I'm hoping to improve as I go along since this is my first real foray into this world and everyone has their own ideas they want to bring into it as well so I'm trying to strike the happy medium.
"I could consider that bargain or you could sign a contract."
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Name Klaus Kelly Tagsign Spade ♠ Aliases Spade King of Spades Klaus "King of Spades" Kelly Age 38 Cell Royal Assocation (R.A.) or Royals
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Biography Klaus Kelly comes from a long line of shady business and confusing family ties. He is a third-generation cred and a first-generation sk8te. His great grandfather made terrible business mistakes while living the life of an heir. These mistakes wiped the Kelly family name off from the list of the upper class and drove them right into the ground. Everything associated with this surname was lost because of Don Kelly.
The beginning decades of life were practically average for a cred individual. He was great in school, worked a part-time job to help his immediate family, and tried his best in society. Everything was going smoothly in life and for the Kelly's before Klaus decided to become stupid with his friends, you know, what young people do. He cannot recall the exact year, but he was involved in a serious accident in his late teens or early twenties. All he remembers is waking up about two years later from a coma. Bright lights, nurses, a doctor, and much-needed catching up to do. Kelly was pronounced out of his coma and functioning fine after another year of staying in the hospital, receiving surgery after surgery to rebuild the parts of him, which were lost from the accident.
At the age of twenty-two, Klaus Kelly was out of the hospital and in his first year at the academy. He was trying to stay in line even though he was beginning to have P.T.S.D. from the accident. Trying to live past the accident, he decided to ignore therapy or help from loved ones. Focusing on his future career, he signed himself over to a three-year contract, which would put him on a special force. This specialized team that branched off the police was all about handling lucrative illegal organizations and high stake situations. After the completion of his three-year contract, the nightmares began to worsen, and new ones from his current career started to consume the old ones. This was the reason he decided to not step back on to the job. He felt like he couldn't if we wanted to keep his mind clearer than what it was becoming. Beyond quitting the special forces, Klaus decided to establish his own Private Investigator business. This allowed him to spend more time on improving his mental health and seeing a therapist for his issues. Having the skills to be a P.I. and being his boss allowed him to step onto a better road and get the nightmares under control. The therapist helped him begin to control his anxieties and he began to open up about the accident...
He and a group of friends decided to go explore an abandoned powerplant. There were a lot of signs explaining not to go on the grounds, machines might still be working, and many other reasons to not cross the electric fence. They found a way anyways. About forty-five minutes into their adventure, they found the old machines that produced the power. His one friend, Ricki Ravolt decided to attempt to turn it on. An ear-piercing sound, similar to when you have tinnitus, rang through everyone's ears. Everyone decided to run, no one turned the machine off, and it felt like seconds went by before the explosion took place. This explosion caused the whole plant to catch on fire. Police, firemen, and other operatives were at the scene trying to keep the fire contained before realizing there were people inside.
Klaus remembered the ringing, the explosion, and nothing but ringing and screaming. Struggling to stand up and recognize where he was, Ricki Revolt was lying in a pool of blood on the ground. While standing and trying to comprehend his friend's death, a burning body was running at him from out of the flames before grabbing onto him. They fell over, and he recognized the face. The burning face of another friend. Klaus had no choice except to push the other friend off and pat the fire out of his clothing.
The paramedics got to the location and found Klaus and a girl named Elisa Margurite alive at the scene. They found the girl with multiple broken bones and a few decent-sized patches of third-degree burns. Klaus was found standing and staring at his friend's body, blood dripping from his chin that derived from his ear and skull. He didn't realize it, but he must have had something shove its way into his left eye since the paramedics found that his left eye was not functioning or would ever be functional again.
By the time they arrived at the hospital, Klaus slipped into a coma.
The Private Investigator business title "Royal" began to turn into what it is known for today. This little business was getting offers of P.I. services, and extra requests with payments most would not refuse. Assassination requests. At first, he was denying the extra requests, but he began to allow the money to talk to him (not literally).
This is when he went from being a cred to a sk8te. The small private investigator company became a contract business that focused on contracts that dealt with the assassinations, abductions, and overall interactions of human body parts and humans.
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Appearance Quite a few people have told Klaus that his face stands out, it might be from the unique style of mustache and goatee that he puts on display or the serious expression on his face. Standing at 6'2 and 175 pounds. He is a slender fellow with broader shoulders. The calico hair accentuates his slightly less-than-medium-toned complexion. Stands of white, blonde, brown, and black can be seen through the hair on his head. It appears darker because of the many shades of brown to black hairs that dominate his scalp. Before the accident and medications, Klaus would have sported two striking ocean blue eyes. Now, his left eye has been enhanced with cybernetics along with a few more touch-ups to the left side of his face.
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Cell ♠ ♤ Royals ♤ ♠ The origin story of this criminal organization was the starting business of a single private investigator that began to agree to more and more immoral business. The Royals are known for contract-based work, never doing business without a written and signed contract, and they deal with anything that is human-related. Assassinations, abductions, and selling organs to hospitals are known to be their specialty.
They are known to be a criminal organization that praises loyalty and stays intolerant of "weak links" which they dispose of off the records. A known ranking system they have from introductory hires to the top is currently held by Klaus Kelly.
The Royals deal with anyone who has the right amount of needed materials, currency, or useful products. They have done business for heirs to other sk8tes.
Known to have many safe houses around the megacity, the main hideout is the club known as the Royal Spade. Which shows you that they do not care to hide since an incident five years ago caused the police to ease up on their movements. A police force came into the Royal Spade, trying to find Klaus Kelly, and all police in the raid were sent home deceased. An article in the news later had a comment from Klaus Kelly himself, and he showed that he was not going to tolerate people who try to shut down his business, even the law. At least he established his company and organization in a shadier part of town where most police do not care to wander.
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♤ Ocular System Arata v3.5-AVSOI Visual Systems [Ocular Implant] Geospatial Visualization [vocalized manual or automatic option] Infrared frames [constant] Zoom in and out feature [helps with snipping and targeting] ♠ Cochlear System Arata v10-AHIS Hearing Improvement Systems [Cochlear Implant] Sensitivity Tuning Background noise dampening Completely turn off option All options have to manually be done Upgraded software: Auto-translate software that allows the user to be able to listen to conversations in languages unknown to them and transition them into a language that is understandable. Audio recording option to 4 GB [microchip replacement needed every 3-6 months] ♤ Synpatic Accelerator and Reflex tuner Arata v9.9.10-RE900782 Reflex Enhancements A neuroprocessor that regulates hormones throughout the day. Levels out hormones which increases the ability to stay calm during threatening or difficult situations. Improves the speed of nerve impuslve. Synthetic muscle fibers allow the body to accept the device. Has a built-in subprogram that enhances nervous system functions. ♠ Spinal Canal Implants Arata v24-SCI#910078202 Automatic response system technology, allows pain to be decreased by 10-30% Helps regulate past injuries and nerve system issues. ♤ Patches of synthetic muscle fibers placed throughout his body from the 3rd degree burns and other damages in the past.
Age 25 Status Heir Corporation Bee Beautiful, Fashion & Beauty industries.
Biography Oki May Hotaru was born to two heirs; Moteki Hotaru and Kishi Lo. Both of these parents participated in strict ethnic practices, which led them to be disappointed upon finding out the gender of their first child. Mister Hotaru, along with other members of the family, did not believe that a woman could take over their family business. The Hotaru family was known to keep strong ancestral genetics [primarily Asian] in the family, and they still practiced that the male heirs were more important. This led the newly married couple to plan on having more children till they got their desired male heir.
Oki Hotaru, Sue Hotaru, and the youngest..., Alexander Hotaru.
The Hotaru family loved their daughters as much as their only son, but they had strong beliefs on why women could not be strong business leaders. Growing up in a family that dominantly favored men was difficult for Oki, though she was goal-orientated. While she was young, she created many elaborate plans to show her father that she could be a successful businesswoman. From the beginning of her planning process to the creation of her own business, Bee Beautiful, a fashion and beauty company, was born. Her father was not impressed for the first year or two; he thought it would fail within time. At least Oki had a supportive mother who cheered her on to follow her dreams.
Oki has been an entrepreneur for several years since she started Bee Beautiful at the young age of seventeen while she was participating in school and picking up part-time modeling gigs. She admits that she has to thank her model career for her businesses success. During the beginning years of her business starting up and stabilizing, Oki moved out of her parent's house and into her property at eighteen. She was a mature individual and decided to go through four years of business school. She focused on a four-year degree in advertisement and general business with a minor in finance.
While balancing a career and social life, Oki might have made a name for herself in the realm of dating. Her friends started to tease her and call her a black widow since her relationships always failed. She has shown interest in finding someone to share her life with, but she has found out that she is quite bad at living with someone else. This causes her to feel lonely and drink more than she should.
Appearance It is difficult to see any prominent hips, breasts, or backside on Oki because she has a petite build without many shapes to it. Her outfits tend to emphasize her lack of features and compliment her paler complexion and raven hair. In addition to her dark to pale contrast, Oki has naturally plump pink lips and dark-colored eyes that reflect most of what she observes. She stands at 5'7' and weighs approximately 130 pounds.
Quick Personality Check Due to her upbringing in a wealthy family, Oki is accustomed to wearing branded items and living a luxurious lifestyle compared to others. As a result, she projects a preppy, impatient, and always-on-a-mission attitude. Quite easily, she becomes frustrated when things don't go her way.
Bee Beautiful Founded by Oki Hotaru, Bee Beautiful is a fashion and beauty company. The business started out as a small makeup line, but with the help of the family's already established funds, it turned into something much bigger. The company currently employs around 150-250 people in the fashion and beauty industry. These workers are comprised of creds from simple associates to Bee Beautiful product models. Women's makeup, clothing, and accessories are the main products of this company. Bee Beautiful is known for its other tagline, "For women, by women.".
@OddApproved Ok so... the Sk8te member could use a little work. I'm not sure I was super clear about this, but members of Sk8te are not the people to have 'official' businesses. It's literally impossible for them to normally function in Delta City because of their lack of Net Bracers which are required for even the most basic of functions. They aren't connected to the one thing that makes living in the Megacities possible (I.e. The Net). The courier service thing is just something that sort of 'happened' over time. Outside of that, Sk8te members don't have jobs and their universal mantra is living life rather than spending each waking day working a job or being controlled by a computer system.
That being said, the Heir looks great! I could definitely see that character work. Oki could probably use some more sci-fi elements to fit in the cyberpunk world, but outside of that she looks really good.