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I just want a small group RP with good players and a story I can get invested into. Is that too much to ask for RPG?
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"With great power comes great responsibility" - Stan Lee, 1922-2018
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24 days ago
Every writer dislikes their own writing, thankfully we don't often produce it for ourselves.
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You either die a hero, or live long enough to become a villain. I figure that turning point is about the age of thirty.
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You can tune a guitar, but you can't tuna fish. Unless you play bass.
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Lord Wraith Presents...
S A N T A C E L I A

A S U P E R H U M A N S T O R Y

P R E M I S E:

It's kind of funny the stories we tell ourselves just to make it through another bitter day. We give each other hope despite the overwhelming odd always being stacked against us. We were always taught good would triumph over evil, the plucky hero would topple the evil empire and the knight in shining armor would show up one day to sweep the princess off her feet before riding off to their happily ever after.

But this hope, in many cases at least, is false.

Happy endings seem to be as much of a relic, an artifact of a long forgotten past, just like the knights which appear in the stories from before out time. Instead of allowing hope to encourage us to new heights, to explore new frontiers and to keep pushing on, we use hope as a shield. It merely protects us as we keep our overwhelming fear at bay. The fear we've allowed to rule over our lives. We work jobs that we hate, and that makes us sick because we're too afraid to take a chance on a job that would make us happy but comes with less pay. We constantly settle in our lives, too scared to take a risk or face rejection despite the possible outcome being one of the best moments we could ever have. And when we witness each other coming into harm, we don't try to stop it because we fear harm coming upon us.

For this reason, the crooks, thieves, thugs, and murderers prey on your fear. They savour its smell as they feed upon you and where there is fear they are quickly drawn to it. Their kind spreads faster than any known cancer as they corrupt every system they come up against, wearing it down and bringing it to its knees.

Such is the story of Santa Celia, a towering monument to progress, a city literally caught between moving forward and in the echoes of times gone by. A city that could easily be one of the most beautiful cities in all of America and yet, instead it lies infested and rotting. Helpless to stop the infection as it grows worse every day. The criminals run this city, they have their hands in every pocket, every industry, and every home. But change is coming, the winds are shifting, something new has come to town. Their reckoning will soon be upon them. Eventually, the people will push back as leaders rise up to guide them. Heroes will come forth to lead the revolution and evil will know what it means to feel fear as they are banished.

Perhaps it's because the world is changing, twenty years ago no one would have thought of putting on a mask and taking the law into their own hands and yet now, in this West Coast city that is exactly what has happened. People gifted with unique abilities have begun to emerge from within the crowds, people capable of changing the course of mankind. For no darkness can exist where the light shines, and the light will soon fall upon the city.

Criminals beware, your time is at an end.

R U L E S & R E G U L A T I O N S:

1. - I will try to work with any writer I can to ensure that you can create a character you truly want to portray and will enjoy playing in the IC. That said if I ask you to rework something, please do not just 'ghost' me. I am not a tyrant and am open to discussion within reason, together we can likely hash out a compromise.

2. - Please use the provided character sheet but feel free to modify the sheet's colors to suit your needs or your character's theme. Additionally, minor modifications may be made to the placement of the sheet's categories or their contents, however, please do not disregard the character sheet or submit one of your own design. I'd also appreciate it if only completed sheets were posted in the OOC. If you need feedback on an incomplete CS, I would prefer a private message or DM on Discord. No matter what you may personally believe, centering a CS looks terrible and you should be ashamed of yourself for doing so.

3. - Post when you can, don't make excuses for when you can't. I'd like us to have an open and honest line of communication as Player and GM and if you're not posting because you don't feel like it, I'd rather you tell me that than say you're 'busy' and keep me in anticipation of a post. I'll be keeping in touch and checking in weekly to touch base with anyone who hasn't posted but please be honest with me on the 'why'.

4. - Don't mistake actions and hostilities in the IC for OOC character interactions. Drama, rivalry and resentment will happen in a well written IC due to differing character ideologies. This does not mean the writer has any personal beef with you merely that they're developing their character in the same way you are.

5. - The IC will contain mature themes but will not violate any of the Guild's fundamental rules. Therefore while mature language, drug use, and violence are all tolerated, sexually explicit scenes will not be. Writing substance such as 'Smut' is not tolerated in public forum and has no place in the IC.
Lord Wraith Presents...
S A N T A C E L I A

A S U P E R H U M A N S T O R Y

R U L E S & R E G U L A T I O N S:

1. - I will try to work with any writer I can to ensure that you can create a character you truly want to portray and will enjoy playing in the IC. That said if I ask you to rework something, please do not just 'ghost' me. I am not a tyrant and am open to discussion within reason, together we can likely hash out a compromise.

2. - Please use the provided character sheet but feel free to modify the sheet's colors to suit your needs or your character's theme. Additionally, minor modifications may be made to the placement of the sheet's categories or their contents, however, please do not disregard the character sheet or submit one of your own design. I'd also appreciate it if only completed sheets were posted in the OOC. If you need feedback on an incomplete CS, I would prefer a private message or DM on Discord. No matter what you may personally believe, centering a CS looks terrible and you should be ashamed of yourself for doing so.

3. - Post when you can, don't make excuses for when you can't. I'd like us to have an open and honest line of communication as Player and GM and if you're not posting because you don't feel like it, I'd rather you tell me that than say you're 'busy' and keep me in anticipation of a post. I'll be keeping in touch and checking in weekly to touch base with anyone who hasn't posted but please be honest with me on the 'why'.

4. - Don't mistake actions and hostilities in the IC for OOC character interactions. Drama, rivalry and resentment will happen in a well written IC due to differing character ideologies. This does not mean the writer has any personal beef with you merely that they're developing their character in the same way you are.

5. - The IC will contain mature themes but will not violate any of the Guild's fundamental rules. Therefore while mature language, drug use, and violence are all tolerated, sexually explicit scenes will not be. Writing substance such as 'Smut' is not tolerated in public forum and has no place in the IC.

C H A R A C T E R S H E E T:

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Lord Wraith Presents...
S A N T A C E L I A

A S U P E R H U M A N S T O R Y
P R E M I S E:

It's kind of funny the stories we tell ourselves just to make it through another bitter day. We give each other hope despite the overwhelming odd always being stacked against us. We were always taught good would triumph over evil, the plucky hero would topple the evil empire and the knight in shining armor would show up one day to sweep the princess off her feet before riding off to their happily ever after.

But this hope, in many cases at least, is false.

Happy endings seem to be as much of a relic, an artifact of a long forgotten past, just like the knights which appear in the stories from before out time. Instead of allowing hope to encourage us to new heights, to explore new frontiers and to keep pushing on, we use hope as a shield. It merely protects us as we keep our overwhelming fear at bay. The fear we've allowed to rule over our lives. We work jobs that we hate, and that makes us sick because we're too afraid to take a chance on a job that would make us happy but comes with less pay. We constantly settle in our lives, too scared to take a risk or face rejection despite the possible outcome being one of the best moments we could ever have. And when we witness each other coming into harm, we don't try to stop it because we fear harm coming upon us.

For this reason, the crooks, thieves, thugs, and murderers prey on your fear. They savour its smell as they feed upon you and where there is fear they are quickly drawn to it. Their kind spreads faster than any known cancer as they corrupt every system they come up against, wearing it down and bringing it to its knees.

Such is the story of Santa Celia, a towering monument to progress, a city literally caught between moving forward and in the echoes of times gone by. A city that could easily be one of the most beautiful cities in all of America and yet, instead it lies infested and rotting. Helpless to stop the infection as it grows worse every day. The criminals run this city, they have their hands in every pocket, every industry, and every home. But change is coming, the winds are shifting, something new has come to town. Their reckoning will soon be upon them. Eventually, the people will push back as leaders rise up to guide them. Heroes will come forth to lead the revolution and evil will know what it means to feel fear as they are banished.

Perhaps it's because the world is changing, twenty years ago no one would have thought of putting on a mask and taking the law into their own hands and yet now, in this West Coast city that is exactly what has happened. People gifted with unique abilities have begun to emerge from within the crowds, people capable of changing the course of mankind. For no darkness can exist where the light shines, and the light will soon fall upon the city.

Criminals beware, your time is at an end.

S E T T I N G:

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A large metropolitan center, the city of Santa Celia is found on the Western Coast of the United States of America in the state of California. Spanning a long history, Santa Celia is a diverse city and home to numerous ethnicities and cultures. The city spans over a large area, consisting of the major city of Santa Celia and a smaller rural community known as the Árido Valley. Árido Valley lies two miles to the East of the main city and is home to Tlaloc Falls, one of the largest natural waterfalls in the world.

Two rivers run off these falls, the first of which is the Dorado Rapids which runs along the Southern edge of a small community known as Paraíso El Agua or simply Paradise on the Water. The rapids flow west, past the small community where they empty into the Pacific Ocean. Paradise on the Water is Santa Celia’s southernmost and richest district while the second river, the Del Vida River divides the Árido Valley from the city and continues to flow due South.

This span is crossed by a giant suspension bridge known as the Rook Bridge due to the giant turrets which rise up on either side of it. It's an impressive sight even to those who live in Santa Celia and has been featured in many Hollywood blockbusters. The city's architecture ranges from Colonial influenced Baroque to neighborhoods filled with Victorian and Edwardian styled homes to a modern downtown filled with buildings that are modeled on futuristic styles that wouldn’t look out of place in a science fiction film.

The city’s crime rates have been low in the past but have been on a steady increase over the last five years. Santa Celia has a Mediterranean climate that is sometimes classified, owing to its high rainfall, as an oceanic climate. It is one of the wettest places in California: the annual rainfall is 67 in (1,700 mm). The wettest months are from October to March; the wettest month is December with 11 inches (280 mm) and the driest month is July with less than 0.5 in (13 mm). The average high and low temperatures in January are 54 °F (12 °C) and 41 °F (5 °C). The average high and low temperatures in August are 66 °F (19 °C) and 51 °F (11 °C). The average number of days below 32 °F (0 °C) is 15 days. The highest temperature recorded in Santa Celia was 93 °F (34 °C), observed on 24 September 1964, 1 June 1970, and 10 October 1991. The lowest temperature on record was 19 °F (−7 °C) on 21 December 1990. The maximum monthly precipitation was 31.25 inches (794 mm) in November 1973. The maximum 24-hour precipitation was 7.73 inches (196 mm) on 9 January 1995. The highest snowfall recorded for any period in 24 hours was 6.0 inches (15 cm) occurring on 6 January 1972.

Additionally, the topography of the sea floor surrounding Crescent City has the effect of focusing tsunamis. According to researchers at Humboldt State University and the University of Southern California, the city experienced tsunami conditions 31 times between the years 1933 and 2008. Although many of these incidents were barely perceptible, eleven events included wave measurements exceeding one meter, four events caused damage, and one event in particular is commonly cited as "the largest and most destructive recorded tsunami to ever strike the United States Pacific Coast.

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◼ City: 339, 298
◼ Urban: 5,164,739
◼ Metro: 5,251,647

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◼ City: 51.73 sq mi
◼ Land: 35.89 sq. mi
◼ Water: 40.36 sq. mi
◼ Urban: 1,115.65 sq. mi
◼ Metro: 6,047.52 sq. mi

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57.5% White (53.3% non-Hispanic white)
29.3% Black or African American
4.3% Asian American (1.2% Indian, 0.8% Chinese, 0.7% Vietnamese, 0.5% Korean, 0.4% Filipino, 0.1% Pakistani, 0.1% Japanese)
2.6% two or more races
1.4% some other race
0.5% Native American
<0.1% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander

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Agriculture (Predominately Wine and Tobacco)
Manufacturing (Textiles, Chemicals, Electrical Equipment, Pulp and Paper Products)
Finance (Banking and Finance Industry)
Technology (Information and Biotechnology, Software Engineering)
Research (Research and Development, Biotechnology, Biochemistry, Nanotechnology, Robotics)
Environmental Sciences, Genetics and others)
Tourism

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R U L E S & R E G U L A T I O N S:

1. - I will try to work with any writer I can to ensure that you can create a character you truly want to portray and will enjoy playing in the IC. That said if I ask you to rework something, please do not just 'ghost' me. I am not a tyrant and am open to discussion within reason, together we can likely hash out a compromise.

2. - Please use the provided character sheet but feel free to modify the sheet's colors to suit your needs or your character's theme. Additionally, minor modifications may be made to the placement of the sheet's categories or their contents, however, please do not disregard the character sheet or submit one of your own design. I'd also appreciate it if only completed sheets were posted in the OOC. If you need feedback on an incomplete CS, I would prefer a private message or DM on Discord. No matter what you may personally believe, centering a CS looks terrible and you should be ashamed of yourself for doing so.

3. - Post when you can, don't make excuses for when you can't. I'd like us to have an open and honest line of communication as Player and GM and if you're not posting because you don't feel like it, I'd rather you tell me that than say you're 'busy' and keep me in anticipation of a post. I'll be keeping in touch and checking in weekly to touch base with anyone who hasn't posted but please be honest with me on the 'why'.

4. - Don't mistake actions and hostilities in the IC for OOC character interactions. Drama, rivalry and resentment will happen in a well written IC due to differing character ideologies. This does not mean the writer has any personal beef with you merely that they're developing their character in the same way you are.

5. - The IC will contain mature themes but will not violate any of the Guild's fundamental rules. Therefore while mature language, drug use, and violence are all tolerated, sexually explicit scenes will not be. Writing substance such as 'Smut' is not tolerated in public forum and has no place in the IC.

A N Y T H I N G E L S E ?:

I'm looking for a couple of dedicated, self-motivated, assertive roleplayers who are not only happy following the plots that I lay but also contributing to the RP and world as a whole. Compared to some of my other RPs, I've left the source and designation of character powers wide open for your own preferences. If you have any questions, comments or concerns, please feel free to voice them below or contact me on the RP's Discord.
@Lord Wraith I had a few questions about the game's setting.

What time of year or what month will the game be starting?

Does Santa Celia have an airport?

Does Santa Celia contain at least one college?

Are the Tlaloc Falls a part of a national, state, or city park?


First answer is likely the same time as the present as I have nothing else specific in mind.

Yes Santa Celia has an airport and yes, I would say it has at least two or three post-secondary institutions.

As for the Falls, it would likely make sense for them to be at least a part of a State Park.
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Yeah.

Fun times avoided.


Though not really as at the beginning she'll be untrained and unaware of what exactly is happening to her due to be 'Activated' but never having had someone to tell her who or what she was.
@NinaDivine well that's a relief because Ellara would have tried to kill her.
First time back in a while. Very interested. Any guidelines on the power level we should be shooting for?


That's a bit hard to say, in the Discord earlier, I gave an upper limit for super strength as lifting a car above one's head if that helps. If you're familiar with the Marvel's Netflix offerings, I would say Luke Cage is sort pushing the maximum tier but it's hard to put down a consistent cap across the board due in part to the way different powers and abilities work.
I've got three ideas. Not sure which I'll go with, and may depend on seeing a few other CS's before I make a decision.

1) My first idea involves a (mostly) reformed villain with an origin somewhat similar to Captain America with antagonists that could include heroes and villains... and possibly zombie Nazis.

2) Second idea is more of a supernatural type character. Waiting to see what @Lord Wraith is doing with his at the moment.

3) Third would be a more classic type teen hero greatly inspired by Spider-Man.


My WIP should provide a fairly solid idea of what I'm doing.
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