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In War Never Changes 25 May 2017 15:12 Forum: Nation Roleplay
New Vegas


Unable to easily widen her stance from the restricted dress Alex quickly flung Shelby to the floor. He cursed as he dropped bombs splitting her lip, Shelby moved her head as best she could but to no avail. She clenched the chopstick in her left hand and swung, Alex grabbed her arm and headbutt her in the nose. Shelby blinked briefly seeing stars when she felt Alex's weight lighten, she quickly scrambled up and stepped back.

Shelby wiped her nose with the back of her hand leaving blood smeared across it, she licked her split lip and smiled, "If it weren't for this tight ass dress I would've..." She went to throw a right hook as she stepped back towards Alex when one of the Securitrons snatched her arm with its cool steel stopping her in her tracks.

Calypso coolly looked at Shelby, "That is enough Darling," she turned her gaze to The King, "I do apologize Love, as you can see, my Shelby's loyalty knows no bounds. Shelby, you are dismissed, do clean yourself up Darling."

Reggie peered into the room after hearing the commotion, "Jesus, everything alright in here Boss..." her mouth fell open when she noticed Sam. Calypso waived Reggie off and she stared at Sam as she closed the door.

Shelby bent down, but the Securitron tightened its grip, "I'm just trying to get my shoes," she reached them with her foot amd pulled to her, "See?"
In War Never Changes 24 May 2017 21:38 Forum: Nation Roleplay
New Vegas


Shelby nudged The King in the ribs after the NCR started to speak, “Boy, I really think you’re going to need a pull of this Mr. House.” She sat back, slipping her heels off under the table and listened.

Calypso folded her arms and leaned back biting her lower lip as she listened to the NCR rep berate her, her blood felt like lava coursing through her veins, her eyes focused on the man intently, silently stabbing him in his throat.

“Although speaking of Cults why the hell where you even invited? Granted our info on your “kingdom” is limited but from I do know you’re little more than a small raider/slave empire who sacrifices slaves and anyone over 50 for that matter to some False Red Chinese communist goddess and that you are her servant on earth.” The NCR rep paused briefly, “Well I’ve got some breaking news for you bitch; you aren’t RED, Chinese or the servant of some jaded empress just some crazed madwoman with delusions of godhood ” Calypso placed her hands back on the table dragging her pointed nails across the desk about to speak when the NCR rep continued, “Sell-out” King Seriously is that what counts as nation these days? Why the hell would House want to deal with these crazed wannable RED Communist lunatics and their false goddess... only a matter of time before one of the more....civilized groups on the east coast such Cult of Ug-Gualtoth wipes them out.”

Shelby yawned, stretching her hands above her head then rubbed her temples, and she put her hands on the back of her head and let her bare feet rest solidly on the carpet. Calypso breathed heavily thru her nose still staring into the NCR reps eyes.

“Well unless we have anything more to discuss I think we should declare this convention over.” Alex suggested “I will heading to the Tops casinos shortly afterwards should anyone wish to speak to me or another representative of the NCR in private.”

Calypso again inhaled sharply and exhaled collecting herself, “Well then, if you are finished with your temper tantrum, I do have other items to discuss. First, The Jade Emperor is not a female and I am his chosen one. Second a small raider group? REALLY? Though The Jaded Empire may not be as large as your NCR army, we are truly skilled and have no need to compensate with tanks and such for a lack somewhere else. Plus we can provide building materials, iron, and safe passage through our Great Lakes.” Calypso laughed before she continued, “If your President truly had a good second in command, he could have graced us with his presence and had YOU on the front lines. That is, unless YOU are the true coward?” She shrugged pressing her lips together, “Hmm,” she folded her hands, “TISK TISK,” she twitched her finger, “The only…BITCH here is YOU. Do tell, oh wait a minute,” Calypso pressed her finger on her lip then snapped her fingers, “No, I can tell, you’re the receiver in that relationship no?” She leaned forward, her eyes never leaving his, “And that leaves me with my last order of business to discuss” Calypso leaned back and rolled her shoulders, “I hereby put a one hundred thousand cap bounty for HIS HEAD,” Calypso’s finger darted towards the NCR rep before taking Martin’s hand.

“That’s my cue,” Shelby whispered to The King, “hold my jar,” she snatched her chopsticks from her bun, her blonde hair fell down cascading over her shoulders. Quickly she lunged at the NCR rep, “NOBODY CALLS CALYPSO A BITCH.” She swung her right arm, plunging the steel chopstick deep into the NCR rep’s shoulder as they tumbled off of his chair.

“She is a fantastic protégé is she not?” Calypso tilted her head towards Martin while watching Shelby attack the NCR rep, “About dinner Martin, where did you have in mind?”

In War Never Changes 24 May 2017 9:29 Forum: Nation Roleplay
The Jaded Empire




Name: The Jaded Empire

Flag: Purple flag trimmed with gold and a gold Chinese dragon in the center

Territory: The Jaded Empire is mainly Michigan with expansions into Wisconsin and future plans to expand into Ontario. The goal is to control the main Michigan Great Lakes, Superior, Huron, and Lake Michigan.

Geography: A large portion of the territory is rolling hills with smaller woods and many fields. The Southern part of Michigan’s agriculture has slowly returned, but yet to yield the same as crops further north. Northern Michigan is largely wooded area, also dotted with an abundance of fields. The weather is cooler, and in the Upper Peninsula small amounts of snow have graced the ground. The Great Lakes help with the precipitation due to lake effect storms which, at times, can present their own problems. There are many rivers and contributories along with many lakes inland that have slowly returned over the years since The Great War. The northern lakes are more user friendly, but some of the southern lakes still contain high levels of radiation.
The large point, often referred to as the ‘rabbit ear’ of the Upper Peninsula is known as Spirit Point. Calypso’s main fort is Mackinac Island; she had her people rebuild the Grand Hotel on the island. The Mackinac Bridge is 80% useable at this point, known as The Gateway. The Soo Locks are known as the Passage. Michigan International Speedway is a militia training facility covering a secret. A vault was discovered via entrance through the turn 1 tunnels. The vault, known as 50M, simply served as a safe haven for those whom could afford such a luxury. No experiments were conducted there, nor were any special military needs. The vault ONLY serves for keeping Calypso’s pregnant women and children under 4 safe.
Once I figure out this whole Google map thingy, I will make a map with specific points of interest.

History: Calypso was raised by Chinese immigrants (CS posted in notable section) Her blood thirsty ways have led her from the far reaches of the Northern Territory down as far as Grayditch. In Grayditch she had a run in with the BOS, and some of the locals banded against her alongside of the tin cans. With turmoil quickly approaching, not only her own, but that of other factions in the D.C. area, Calypso retreated to a more vacant land. A land more reminiscent of her origins.

Population: The Jaded Empire border towns surrounding the state is roughly 20,000. The border towns are ages 18-30 with 2 Elders per town.
Inland population, and is pretty widely spread is approximately 35,000, with ages of 30-50.
The ghoul population is only around for their pre-war knowledge and numbers 325
Super Mutants none.
One synth, her main mechanic for the vehicles.

Government/Domestic Politics: Calypso The Jaded Empress is The Jade Emperor’s servant, sent to provide eternal slaves for the courts of hell. Calypso has a circle of 30 Jaded Warriors, highly skilled in various forms of combat. If you are in her militia, you eat, sleep, train and serve The Jaded Empress. (A name Shelby mocked one day and Calypso stole it lol)
Politics??? Calypso sees something; she will do what it takes to get it. Unless the Spirit at Spirit Point advises against it. She is ruthless, and will only abide to other’s laws if it will benefit her. The Jaded Empire does have a mutual appreciation for the Dark Deities as The Cult.
What this comes to is, what is Calypso’s is Calypso’s.
Regarding the government of her people. Once the age of 50 has arrived, the person is looked at as if under a magnifying glass. If they served her well, they may get to live out their days in as Elders. They do have the option, given their years of service to either; be a sacred sacrifice to The Jade Emperor, or to live on as an Elder. If their service is deemed last luster, they will be sacrificed as an offering.
People in The Empire who question her, or show disbelief in the Jade Emperor get their heart cut out slowly and placed at their feet to be eternally damned.
It is customary when a worthy foe has been killed recently or captured to be to be taken to Sacrificial Rock know before the war as Castle Rock. They are skinned alive; their skin is tanned and used in various ways on the Empire’s weapons. Then the foe’s heart cut out at the Sacrificial Rock for a ceremony paying respect to a worthy opponent and Calypso and her two Ambassadors, Shelby and Waylon each take a bite to absorb the fallen’s prowess in war.

Notable People:
The Jaded Empress Calypso.


Shelby Jackson


Waylon


Aponi


Regina Torrez (Reggie)


Rip


There are more characters that you will see, Swick, Heart, Louie, Watson and I'm sure more will appear as we go.

Military: The Empire values hand to hand combat and the use of blades but, they know in order to fulfill their intentions and defense, they must rely on firepower. They mostly use SKS rifles (Chinese Assault rifles) shotguns, and a variety of whatever they steal…err…I mean purchase.
Traverse City airport, now called Cherry City, houses 4 old news choppers (zero weaponry)
2 single engine airplanes
4 deuce and a halves
1 Apache helicopter, missing a turbo shaft, only functional weapon remaining is a 1× 30 mm M230 Chain Gun
Unknown to Calypso, 1 Enclave power armor and 1 BOS power armor, smuggled out of Grayditch by Brandy and Bob Dobbs who fled before Calypso left.
2 150 foot barges (no weapons)
Various boats
1 large cargo container ship
News choppers and single engine planes are for internal territory travel only.
Economy: The Empire’s income comes from slavery, prostitution, theft and waterway fares.

Culture: Calypso is somewhat refined, but is quick to return to her tribal like roots. Inland territory is similar to pre-war farming communities. Mainly do not share her belief in The Jade Emperor but, those are wise enough to not openly discuss it. The Empire, despite its evil beliefs does provide a safe place in a sense for the population. The borderlands are wilder, spiritual as they are young, and bloodthirsty.

Technology: Windmills are the main source powering the towns with some water powered generator plants sprinkled around. They are mostly pre-war, but Calypso is highly interested in robotic warriors.

Religion: Worship of The Jade Emperor. You’re either Jaded or you’re not lol.
In War Never Changes 23 May 2017 0:49 Forum: Nation Roleplay
New Vegas


"Free passage?" scoffed Calypso, "A sovereign right?" She began to boil inside; squeezing Martin's hand tighter when a man in a uniform slipped Martin a holotape. Calypso followed the tape with her eyes as Martin passed it off to his fellow Scribe Joseph to go inspect the tapes contents.

The door broke open once more as a television was pushed into the room; Calypso furrowed her brow and slightly loosened her grip on Martin's hand as she watched with curiosity as the television straightened out the static to reveal a man atop a tank of all things. The man, NCR President Kimball she heard him referred to as, spoke a piece before heading off towards his preemptive strike. Calypso could respect a surprise attack, but news of Kimball sending a double it a conference of leaders? Then he had the audacity to communicate through a television?? Calypso’s chest rose with a deep breath while clenching her jaw.

Aww shit thought Shelby as she bent down and picked a mason jar from the small wooden crate Aponi had carried in; unscrewing the lid and taking a gulp causing her to wince momentarily, “AHH, good stuff.”

"My apologies, my dear", Martin said apologetically to Calypso, "Kimball's poor manners must be contagious...I forget myself. As I was about to say, perhaps we could discuss the Lord-Paladin's proposal over dinner?"

Calypso shot Martin an annoyed look while more delegates arrived and the Western Brotherhood stood and briefly took control of the room. Her nostrils flared as the Western delegate finished with by asking if anyone had any business to discuss with his nation. She let go of Martin’s hand, “I accept the invitation to entertain your proposal.”

Calypso grit her teeth and stood, looking down her nose around the room before swinging her arm towards the television, “THIS IS PAPOSTEROUS!!!” Her voice raised and she slammed her fist on the table, “How is it that this man has the audacity to speak via a remote location AFTER I hear that he sent a double,” she turned to face Titus and held out her hand gesturing towards him, “This man stands here before all of us AS HE SHOULD. Correct me if I am wrong, but this NCR borders nearby? But I know there are several nations whom have traveled many miles and across this country to be here.” Calypso took a deep breath composing herself, “But this Kimball, your neighbor is so cowardice that he must rely on this,” she waved her hands at the television, “If I were able to assemble my forces I would aid you,” she nodded at Titus.

“Every other nation is present here…in person, people of power and of great responsibility and this man,” Calypso clenched her fist, “Is playing games? My nation shall NEVER deal with this man’s nation lest it be death.” She composed herself once more before taking her seat and snapped her fingers. Aponi pulled a vanilla folder from the bag she carried and handed it to Calypso who opened it up, “On that note, to my fellow delegates before me I ask,” She slid a pre-war picture of an Apache helicopter in the middle of the table, “Would any of you be able to provide me with a General Electric turbine? Also I question my friends from Texas and The Keys, is it feasible to rebuild the NASA space programs if you have not already done so?”

Shelby took the Mason jar to the head of the table and pulled a chair up next to The King and sat the jar down before taking her seat and slid it in front of him, “Betcha need some of this Mr. House.” She leaned and whispered, “It is seriously good shit.”
In War Never Changes 20 May 2017 19:37 Forum: Nation Roleplay
The Jaded Empire: A couple weeks before the conference

The Passage


AYE, REGGIE”, yelled Cap from the tower.

Reggie’s chest rose as she took a deep breath before pushing her cowboy up, her boots dropped one at a time to the concrete. She rocked her head side to side with a small pop, I needed that, with a quick roll of her shoulders she stood up, “YEAH?”

BEST GET UP HERE,” Cap yelled while motioning with his hands.

Reggie’s boot clopped on each step up the tower’s staircase, “Reggie, there’s a vessel approaching,” the old ghoul said as he closed the tower’s tinted window.

“Lemme see,” Reggie took the binoculars. It was a large ferry, similar to The Honey Badger down at Ludington, used to ferry whatever Calypso wishes to the Wisconsin border. She zoomed in on the vessel’s bow at its name, “Thunder 1?”

“Thunder 1?” Cap said as he pressed his tongue against the inside of his lips; he quickly snapped his fingers, “Bet they’re coming from Thunder Bay. Calypso sent out those scouts awhile back remember?”

“Yep,” Reggie remained focused on the vessel.

“I heard those bastards have those damn vertibird deals,” Cap gestured towards the sky.

“Yep, so I’ve heard,” Reggie put the binoculars against Cap’s chest, “Wait for my single, gonna see what they’re up to,” she left the tower returning to her station and picked up the radio, “Shelby do you copy?” she paused, “Shelby, DO YOU COPY?” another long pause, “GOD DAMMIT SHELBY…DO.YOU.COPY?

The radio crackled, “Wha…th…THE FUCK YOU WANT? You fucking woke me up,” Shelby snarled.

“Wakey wakey asshole, you need to get Calypso and head up here now,” Reggie took annoyed breath, “I mean NOW SHELBY, don’t you fucking lay your hungover ass back down.”

FINE BITCH,” Shelby snapped back and then banged the receiver on her nightstand causing Reggie to pull back from her radio.

Fucking brat, Reggie shook her head as she laid the receiver on the desk; fetching her monocular she checked the ship’s position.

The Grand: Mackinac Island


AHHH, fuck me, Shelby groaned as she slid out of bed and made her way to the bathroom. She splashed cold water on her face and looked in the mirror, a sly grin formed on her lips, “you were a bad, bad girl lastnight.”

She pulled on her leather armor pants, jiggling them up to her waist before putting on her matching leather top. She made her way to the balcony to find Calypso reclined in a towel covered chair; Aponi was filing her fingernails, “Calypso, Reggie called, says we need to get up there, they have a big ass ferry approaching.”

Calypso opened her eyes, “Is that so?” Shelby shrugged, “Well then we shall leave immediately, Waylon, do fetch Alexis and prepare the catamaran.” Waylon simply nodded disappearing back into The Grand. Calypso looked at her hands, “You shall finish when I return.”

“Yes Empress,” Aponi bowed as she gathered up the nail files and black polish.

Calypso stood and sheathed her sword; Shelby followed her closely down to the dock where Waylon and Alexis waited on board The Star. The engine growled as the catamaran left the dock, outside the break Waylon throttled it up throwing the pre-wat famous rooster tail and the ferry skipped across the waves towards The Gateway docks where a chopper spun to life.

“What’s up Boss?” Lexi asked.

“It would seem as though we have a trespasser that must be tough a lesson,” Calypso informed her as she climbed into the shotgun seat.

Aw shit,” Lexi looked over to Shelby, “Possible dinner?” Shelby just grinned back.

The Passage


The pre-war news chopper dipped down to the old parking lot that now doubled as a helipad. A little overkill don’t ya think? Reggie thought as she stood off to the side holding her cowboy hat. She approached the chopper, “Boss, Shelby, Waylon, Lexi,” Reggie greeted them, “Boss, we have a vessel approaching from the west, Cap and I are pretty sure they’re from Thunder Bay.”

“Did they procure admittance to The Passage?” Asked Calypso as she lowered her sunglasses and glanced around.

“Nope, not a word Boss,” Reggie shook her head, “You’re looking a lil rough there prissy bitch.” Shelby just flipped Reggie off and kept walking.

“Allow them entrance into the lock, but only lower them midway,” instructed Calypso.

Reggie put her pinky fingers in her mouth and whistled loudly then motioned towards the lock, Cap acknowledged with a thumbs up from the tower observation deck. The vessel slowly made its way toward the lock after Cap signaled with the spotlight. The purple and gold flags on each side snapped in the wind. “DROP IT,” ordered Cap. The large steel wall creaked to seal the vessel in the lock. Reggie stood at the edge of the lock and pointed down twirling her pointer finger.

Reggie reached into her back pocket and pulled out a portable radio (walkie talkie) and she held up four fingers next to the radio, “Welcome to The Passage in The Jaded Empire, I need all of your personal on deck.”

Her radio chirped, “Ahoy, we seek passage to Ronto, I will assemble my crew,” replied the vessel’s captain. Then the PA system cracked to life, “ALL HANDS ON DECK.” Nineteen men shuffled out onto the sunny deck of the vessel.

“You too,” Reggie spoke into the radio again while pointing at the captain. She could see him waive back. Calypso and company stood back and allowed Reggie to handle the situation as of now. Up in the tower Cap flashed his hand for her to change to channel one, “What is it Cap?”

“That there ain’t no ferry like I’ve ever seen,” Cap’s scratchy ghoulish voice implied, “It seems to have been modified, look at the deck Reggie, it looks like it’ll open right up.”

Reggie leaned over the rail as the ship lowered until she had a clear look; noticing the crew standing near the center, “Good Job Cap,” she whistled at the men working the gate. She shook her head no and with a quick motion slid her hand across her throat. “Hey ya Captain, ya said you were sailing south to Ronto?”

“Yes Ma’am, correct,”

Reggie bit her lip for a second, “Whatcha hauling?”

“We have some iron and wood, mainly empty containers for the supplies we are needing,”

“Is that so?” The Captain nodded back to Reggie, “Then ya wouldn’t mind if we board and have a look then?” Suddenly the Captain got tense, she watched him wipe sweat from his upper lip, “BOARD INSPECTION,” yelled Reggie to the workers on the other side of the lock.

“I love this shit,” Shelby nudged Waylon who simply grunted back. Shelby, Waylon and Lexi joined in, climbing down the ladder on the side wall of the lock and went on deck.

Reggie walked up to the Captain, “Just routine shit, we can’t have people doing sketchy shit in our waterways ya know?” The Captain swallowed and nodded, three of his crew watched intently. “Ya know what sir, I think today may be your lucky day, I hate how stuffy these vessels can get, and I was about to eat lunch anyways so fuck it, just show me your manifest and we’ll be good to go.” He handed her a few sheets of stapled together paper, she scanned through them and unfolded a creases upper corner, 5/17/2002, “WRAP IT UP.”

The workers that had climbed down to the deck drew pistols as a horn from the tower blared with all the workers rushing to the railing with rifles and shotguns in hand. One of the vessel’s crew drew his pistol and was stabbed in the back, “Not today sweetheart,” Shelby mocked as the rest of the workers fired on all but the Captain.

Reggie tossed the manifest aside and strut up to the Captain as he cowered on his knees covering his head, she drew her trusty .357 and pointed at the Captain’s head, “Welcome to The Jaded Nation,” she pulled the trigger.

Calypso applauded in approval, “Well done Regina, well done. It pleases me to have you as my Passage keeper. Now let us reap our rewards.”

“Thanks Boss, Cap, get this vessel to port and open the cargo deck,” ordered Reggie. Reggie stayed aboard as Cap captained the vessel to port.

Once the vessel had been secured, the crew of The Passage made haste to scour the bowels of the vessel. “Reggie you have got to see this,” exclaimed Zach, one of the workers as he ushered her to the cargo bay.

“What the hell?” a surprised Reggie questioned as she gazes upon a vertibird in the cargo bay. Cap pushed a lever and the deck cracked open to reveal the bright sky. Reggie smiled; she knew full well Calypso would be very happy with this treasure. The propellers were strapped to pallets, but the vertibird seemed to be alright.

Calypso watched as the deck opened up, her eyes lit up and she clapped her hands together and rubbed them like a child on Christmas morning, “A most amazing gift they have bestowed upon me. Regina, you have given the means to travel to New Vegas, for gratitude I shall allow you to accompany us out west.”

Reggie returned on deck, “I could use a vacation back home, it’ll be a good time Boss,” she raised her brow, “you will enjoy the Gomorrah.”

“Very well darling, do see that my vertibird it readied for our trip.”

It took Reggie, her crew along with Knuckles, the ghoul mechanic just over a week to reassemble and attach the propeller units to the fuselage of the mighty black bird. The Empire’s flag also were carefully painted on each side of the rear section of the vertibird. The vertibird was packed and Calypso, Shelby, Waylon, Aponi and Reggie all boarded. Reggie had made sure that Cap had The Passage under control and that Arthur, the pilot, had tested the vertibird before departure. The propellers thumped proudly as they cut through the air beginning to spin up to launch RPM.

New Vegas


The vertibird neared McCarran airport, Shelby was sleeping, a bad of drool clung on for life from her lip when the vertibird banked for approach Shelby’s head was planted firmly against the wall, “What the fuck?” It took a moment to regain her senses after taking the medicine to knock her out because she hates flying. Her knuckles went white as the vertibird lowered its altitude until it finally landed after what seemed like an eternity.

Calypso and Shelby changed into their dresses, Calypso’s was designed after a Victorian style floor length in a satin black with a very low cut neck that revealed an ample amount of bosom while Shelby’s sequined red dinner dress, was cut down to reveal her cleavage, the back cut went to her waist revealing her tattooed battered wings that covered her entire back. Reggie wore her typical cowboy boots, blue jeans, light brown leather jacket over a white shirt with her cowboy hat. Waylon drew on his sport jacket to match his black suit pants, his pistols on each side under the coat. Aponi was allowed to wear her own Native American jewelry but was told to wear a simple blue dress. Aponi helped Calypso fluff her hair. Shelby tightened up her bun and put two metal chopsticks in to hold it tight.

The cargo ramp opened coming to a rest on the asphalt as the hot Nevada heat swarmed the interior eager to greet them, “This heat is wretched,” scowled Calypso.

A strange looking robot rolled up to them and Reggie and Waylon reached for their weapons, Calypso raised her hand midway when the robot welcomed them. That was interesting, but the monorail system piqued Calypso’s interest. “The Gourmand used to serve humans, not sure if they still do or not,” informed Reggie.

“How delightful, I do hope that still holds true,” Calypso made way for the Ultra-Luxe behind the securitron. She marveled at the city, jealous of its power and jaw dropping splendor. Shelby was amazed at the lights and business as people scurried about.

The crew very reluctantly relinquished their weapons, Waylon sat with Reggie outside of the conference; the pair promptly ordered and threw back shots of whiskey. Aponi carried a wooden crate filled with a dozen jars of Brandy’s Papa’s Potion moonshine, a mid-size arm bag hung from her arm.

“Please welcome The Jade Empress and her protégé from The Jaded Empire,” called the doorman.

Both women scanned the room, “What the fuck?” Shelby said under her breath when she noticed Sam. Calypso grinned at the redhead and made her way over to Marie.

“Marie darling,” Calypso opened her arms, gracefully kissing each cheek of the young woman, “It satisfies me greatly see you my dear. I request an audience with you at your earliest convenience Love.”

“Look at the brickhouse ass on her,” Shelby whispered as she walked by a man wearing a grey suit and fedora, “she gestured towards the skimpily dressed tribal.

Calypso shash-shayed around the table introducing herself but her focus remained on Brother Martin of the Midwest Brotherhood. She waltzed to the seat next to him, Aponi pulled out the chair. Calypso straightened her dress and sat down next to Martin, flipping her hair back over shoulders and fanned her chest; Aponi quickly responded by pulling out a small delicate Chinese hand fan and began fanning Calypso lightly. “I will have Scotch with three ice cubes,” she told the waiter.

“I’m good,” Shelby told the waiter as she pulled a small flask from her cleavage, “plus we brought refreshments from The Empire for everyone. She gestured at the wooden crate filled with mason jars, “That’s some good shit right there, Brandy knows what she’s doing.”
Calypso reached over and took Brother Martin’s hand in hers and squeezed, drawing her pointer finger up between his fingers to his first knuckle pressing hard, “I do wish to discuss your occupancy of Chicago and my waterways.” Shelby stood behind at the ready.
In War Never Changes 20 May 2017 0:11 Forum: Nation Roleplay
The Jaded Empire




Name: The Jaded Empire

Flag: Purple flag trimmed with gold and a gold Chinese dragon in the center

Territory: The Jaded Empire is mainly Michigan with expansions into Wisconsin and future plans to expand into Ontario. The goal is to control the main Michigan Great Lakes, Superior, Huron, and Lake Michigan.

Geography: A large portion of the territory is rolling hills with smaller woods and many fields. The Southern part of Michigan’s agriculture has slowly returned, but yet to yield the same as crops further north. Northern Michigan is largely wooded area, also dotted with an abundance of fields. The weather is cooler, and in the Upper Peninsula small amounts of snow have graced the ground. The Great Lakes help with the precipitation due to lake effect storms which, at times, can present their own problems. There are many rivers and contributories along with many lakes inland that have slowly returned over the years since The Great War. The northern lakes are more user friendly, but some of the southern lakes still contain high levels of radiation.
The large point, often referred to as the ‘rabbit ear’ of the Upper Peninsula is known as Spirit Point. Calypso’s main fort is Mackinac Island; she had her people rebuild the Grand Hotel on the island. The Mackinac Bridge is 80% useable at this point, known as The Gateway. The Soo Locks are known as the Passage. Michigan International Speedway is a militia training facility covering a secret. A vault was discovered via entrance through the turn 1 tunnels. The vault, known as 50M, simply served as a safe haven for those whom could afford such a luxury. No experiments were conducted there, nor were any special military needs. The vault ONLY serves for keeping Calypso’s pregnant women and children under 4 safe.
Once I figure out this whole Google map thingy, I will make a map with specific points of interest.

History: Calypso was raised by Chinese immigrants (CS posted in notable section) Her blood thirsty ways have led her from the far reaches of the Northern Territory down as far as Grayditch. In Grayditch she had a run in with the BOS, and some of the locals banded against her alongside of the tin cans. With turmoil quickly approaching, not only her own, but that of other factions in the D.C. area, Calypso retreated to a more vacant land. A land more reminiscent of her origins.

Population: The Jaded Empire border towns surrounding the state is roughly 20,000. The border towns are ages 18-30 with 2 Elders per town.
Inland population, and is pretty widely spread is approximately 35,000, with ages of 30-50.
The ghoul population is only around for their pre-war knowledge and numbers 325
Super Mutants none.
One synth, her main mechanic for the vehicles.

Government/Domestic Politics: Calypso The Jaded Empress is The Jade Emperor’s servant, sent to provide eternal slaves for the courts of hell. Calypso has a circle of 30 Jaded Warriors, highly skilled in various forms of combat. If you are in her militia, you eat, sleep, train and serve The Jaded Empress. (A name Shelby mocked one day and Calypso stole it lol)
Politics??? Calypso sees something; she will do what it takes to get it. Unless the Spirit at Spirit Point advises against it. She is ruthless, and will only abide to other’s laws if it will benefit her. The Jaded Empire does have a mutual appreciation for the Dark Deities as The Cult.
What this comes to is, what is Calypso’s is Calypso’s.
Regarding the government of her people. Once the age of 50 has arrived, the person is looked at as if under a magnifying glass. If they served her well, they may get to live out their days in as Elders. They do have the option, given their years of service to either; be a sacred sacrifice to The Jade Emperor, or to live on as an Elder. If their service is deemed last luster, they will be sacrificed as an offering.
People in The Empire who question her, or show disbelief in the Jade Emperor get their heart cut out slowly and placed at their feet to be eternally damned.
It is customary when a worthy foe has been killed recently or captured to be to be taken to Sacrificial Rock know before the war as Castle Rock. They are skinned alive; their skin is tanned and used in various ways on the Empire’s weapons. Then the foe’s heart cut out at the Sacrificial Rock for a ceremony paying respect to a worthy opponent and Calypso and her two Ambassadors, Shelby and Waylon each take a bite to absorb the fallen’s prowess in war.

Notable People:
The Jaded Empress Calypso.


Shelby Jackson


Waylon


Aponi


Regina Torrez (Reggie)


Rip


There are more characters that you will see, Swick, Heart, Louie, Watson and I'm sure more will appear as we go.

Military: The Empire values hand to hand combat and the use of blades but, they know in order to fulfill their intentions and defense, they must rely on firepower. They mostly use SKS rifles (Chinese Assault rifles) shotguns, and a variety of whatever they steal…err…I mean purchase.
Traverse City airport, now called Cherry City, houses 4 old news choppers (zero weaponry)
2 single engine airplanes
4 deuce and a halves
1 Apache helicopter, missing a turbo shaft, only functional weapon remaining is a 1× 30 mm M230 Chain Gun
Unknown to Calypso, 1 Enclave power armor and 1 BOS power armor, smuggled out of Grayditch by Brandy and Bob Dobbs who fled before Calypso left.
2 150 foot barges (no weapons)
Various boats
1 large cargo container ship
News choppers and single engine planes are for internal territory travel only.
Economy: The Empire’s income comes from slavery, prostitution, theft and waterway fares.

Culture: Calypso is somewhat refined, but is quick to return to her tribal like roots. Inland territory is similar to pre-war farming communities. Mainly do not share her belief in The Jade Emperor but, those are wise enough to not openly discuss it. The Empire, despite its evil beliefs does provide a safe place in a sense for the population. The borderlands are wilder, spiritual as they are young, and bloodthirsty.

Technology: Windmills are the main source powering the towns with some water powered generator plants sprinkled around. They are mostly pre-war, but Calypso is highly interested in robotic warriors.

Religion: Worship of The Jade Emperor. You’re either Jaded or you’re not lol.
Damn, I dinked around too long and lost Michigan lol. Looks like I will have to start another faction sheet.
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