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▼ A B O U T M E:

Welcome to my profile!

I go by the username Lord Wraith, but most of my friends simply call me Wraith. I've been roleplaying since 2007, originally getting my start on Sprites Inc Forum. While I keep memberships to several different roleplaying forums, this is by far my most frequently used one and I have been an active member of Roleplayer Guild since 2010 before the event known as 'Guidfall'. I categorize myself as an aggressive roleplayer, meaning that when I post I proactively work to advance the scene opposed to waiting on a GM to direct my character or plot.

In terms of writing, I bounce between casual and advanced. My posts are rarely shorter than two paragraphs, but I don't consistently post at what some might consider an advanced length. I'd like to think my spelling, grammar and sentence structure however is consistently at an advanced level although I am liable to make mistakes here and there like most people. I enjoy a decent pace in an RP posting on a weekly or biweekly rate however with the right RP and/or players I don't mind posting at a more rapid rate.

In terms of genres I enjoy fantasy and science fiction but I have a particular fancy for superhuman based RPs. There's numerous sub-genres I enjoy however ranging from slice of life to romance to thrilling heroics. My characters do tend to fall into certain moulds, often being of above average intelligence and possessing leadership qualities. As an engineering student, I enjoy playing tech savvy characters ranging from engineers to gadgeteers. Although I also enjoy playing medical focused characters at times. I don't mind playing support characters in a group setting but I can also play bruisers if needed or if the whim strikes.

I'm not a fan of huge character sheets but I do understand the need for the a lengthier one. I enjoy fleshing out a history section along with skills and abilities. I don't believe in personality sections on character sheets however as I've always personally found that I need to write with a character to flesh out their personality no matter whether I had to prepare it ahead of time or not.

While I prefer original settings, there are numerous fandoms which I enjoy creating characters within or even acting out the part of a canon character. These fandoms often fit within my favourite genres, and as such there's a pretty long list of them. It's easiest perhaps to start with science fiction. Among my favourite science fictions are Star Wars, Star Trek, Stargate and Firefly. Firefly perhaps of these four takes a special place in my heart as it does in the heart of most Browncoats. While I've only seen a handful of Firefly RPs, I'm generally a sucker for them. Star Wars on the other hand is probably the most common science fiction fandom that I've seen on the forum but I admittedly rarely join them. I enjoy Old Republic settings primarily especially those inspired by the Knight of the Old Republic and its spin offs. In these RPs I prefer to play either Jedi characters or pilots either smugglers or military. Star Trek Rps like Firefly are also rare but when they do happen I prefer to play medical or engineering staff members although I am prone to apply as a helmsman or Captain from time to time. Lastly there's Stargate although admittedly I've never actually seen or created a Stargate RP so thus far it's really only an ideal in my head.

When it comes to fantasy RPs, I find original settings far more appealing than those of fandoms but there are several fandoms I enjoy. The first of these would be Tolkien's Middle Earth, the setting of the Lord of the Rings and the Hobbit. Although I have yet to play one of these, the scale of these epics is highly appealing. That leads me to the world of the Elder Scrolls which has a similar appeal. In this setting I prefer to play a Bosmer or Khajiit character. Usually I play these characters as an archer, thief or swashbuckler, the latter of which being my favourite archetype for a fantasy character. Assassin's Creed is another fantasy fandom I'm rather fond of along with the world of Dishonored. An idealized RP of mine has always been one based on the world of Brian Jacques' Redwall but I have yet to attempt one or even come across a well done one.

Lastly and my preferred fandom genre is superhuman. Notably I generally only participate in Marvel and DC based games with a hard bias towards DC Universe games. The Batfamily are my favourite group of characters with Nightwing being my favourite canon character to play as. Although I do like playing the roles of either Batman or Superman if I have the chance. At times I have played the Flash, which while short lived has been a lot of fun. When it comes to Marvel my favourite characters are Spider-Man, Daredevil and Nightcrawler, although thanks to the release of the MCU movie, the Guardians of the Galaxy have a special place in my heart. I have in the past participated in games which mix the comic universes and while fun, they tended to be too reliant on independent plots for my liking.

Within these games I also enjoy those which allow for original characters, particular X-Men or Teen Titans/Young Justice based RPs since both feel more lore friendly to original characters than other teams and organizations present within the Marvel and DC Universes.

As much as I enjoy participating in roleplays, I also greatly take pride and joy in managing and running a roleplay as a GM. I categorize myself as a 'World Building', meaning that if you're coming into a roleplay I've created, particularly an original universe, then you'd best be prepared for a lot of lore and setting details. I almost have a sort of addiction to fleshing out cities and history as though they're their own characters. In addition to this, I try to provide my players with as many aids as possible including a character skeleton and a handy list of frequently asked questions. If possible I also provide graphics and other visual or auditory aids in order to round out or emphasize the information provided in the thread.

I often take the role of the sadistic GM, giving players choices which aren't always the best looking. Though there's always one player who manages to take 'the third option', it's guaranteed it will be taken in good sport. Notably, it's highly likely that if your characters are stuck in violent or dangerous situation, I will light something on fire and/or blow something up. That said, I always have a story I want to tell with my players and I aim to guide them through it while leaving enough room for every character to tell their own stories as well. When GMing, I will always have at least one main character of my own, but you can count on me playing several notable NPCs as well sometimes with those NPCs becoming more prominent than my own character as the story calls for them to be more fleshed out. The other character I generally choose to play as is the setting, often infusing a sense of sentience into the city or ship that the story happens to take place in.

You can bet my RPs are going to come with a long list of daunting rules but these are really just a process of weeding out players who can't commit to the ideas I have in mind. Honestly although my rule lists are long, most of them are basic RP etiquette and common sense. Along with these rules, I provide a character skeleton with predesigned code based on whatever formatting I fancy at the time. You'll come to learn that I appreciate a well designed OP and character sheet. This sheet can be somewhat long in length but it's only to ensure I'm acquiring the players I want.

Like you, as a GM I just want to have fun and play a game I'm invested in.

▼ C O H O R T S:

Over the years that I've been roleplaying, I've collected quite the group of friends and associates who either frequently participate in my roleplays or who I can always count on to bounce ideas between and catch up with on Skype. While users come and go this particular group of people have remained consistent in my life and have been there through both good times and bad times. Some names on this list I've RP'd with for years while others I've only met within the last couple of weeks, the impression they make on me remains the same and I'm happy to count them among my friends.

Most Recent Posts

@Lord Wraith
Speaking of the character roster, it's missing Flash and Whiplash on the 'active players' list.

@Lord Wraith
I can't seem to find the character form?

Ah yes

Personality: [five words best describing your hero]
Archetype: Metahuman, Alien, Alien Tech, Mystic/Supernatural, or Gadgeteer
Powers: [don't get too nuts]
Character Evolution: [How do you want your character to grow within the League? What do you want as far as a personal story? A friendship/rivalry in the JLU? A superhero girlfriend or boyfriend?]
Sample Post: [Two paragraphs minimum with dialogue]

Sorry, it was in the iCheck. I'll add it to the Character Roster for the next interested parties.
@Member 00492 @Lord Wraith
This looks interesting! Is there any chance I could join?

Absolutely, we're not closing recruiting. Like the title says, this is the Justice League Unlimited. So we have unlimited space for new players.
I mean I also have one of her flipping the bird which could have been as appropriate. Forgot to include it on the sheet I sent to KL though.
@Member 00492 Will do haha. I kind of figured that you wouldn't want the Four Legged version since it's not exactly a 'Lion-Humanoid'.
@Member 00492, did you have a specific version of Lion-Mane in your head or am I free to use run with one?
This looks like a lovely set up of an RP. KL, or Member 00492 (how did you come up with that name again?), would you mind if I flexed my writing fingers and submitted a CS?

As Co-GM I can speak and say that our spots are Unlimited. Anyone is welcome to submit a sheet.
E P I S O D E I: R E B I R T H

L O U I S I A N A :

July 17th, 2017 - 19:51 | Whiskey Street - St. Roch

As usual, the crowds did a very good job of making The Warden nerveous. On the bright side, there were way less people staring at him than usual. he half-heartedly danced (very badly) as they moved through the crowds, picking up some beads at some point along the way, as well as some compliments on his very realistic costume.

"Thank you... it's, uh. it's paper mache. Don't touch it though, very delicate."

Rose points out that the museum is ahead and The Warden realizes that he doesn't particularly have a plan from there.

Perhaps she has one?... Perhaps the best plan is to walk in blindly on purpose?... We are here to draw attention...

But conga?...

He shrugs, and joins in behind Q.

Eventually, they make it down to the museum, and The Warden breaks off as quickly as he is able, neither him nor the Question seeming that comfortable about the arrangement to begin with. quite, at least. can think again.

He turns to Ravager: "So. Lion man. Can't be too hard to find?"

"You wouldn't think so." She muttered from atop Lizard's shoulders.

Question, not used to being in such close proximity to a female, tries to hide his discomfort as they make their way through the crowd. "Just need to get to museum. Lion man should still be there. If not, will search for clues until we find where he went." He pauses, looking around the crowd for a moment, then says: "Festivals. Never been to one. Not many in the Hub."

"Awful city, easy for work though." Rose replied hearing the Question mention his old stomping ground. "Lot of scum on your streets. Would be a lot less if I still used lethal force." She stated, bitterness evident in the latter part of her statement even as she tried to smile it off as a joking remark.

Beneath his blank mask, Question raised an eyebrow. 'Hurm. Used lethal force at a time. As a vigilante? Unlikely. Not condoned. Mayhaps a criminal in past? Interesting theory. Must investigate further.' After finishing up his internal monologue, Question replied: "Lowlifes meet to discuss their crimes amidst heroin and booze every night. Evil will always exist, and with it scum who endorse it. Doesn't matter how many you kill... Remove one, two take his place." The faceless detective's usually monotone voice was laced with a slight hint of anger, barely detectable to most.

"My old man said. Crime doesn't just exist 'cause people wanna do bad things. Is often times, cause they got non'hing better to do," replied Lizard, as they exchanged beliefs. "Or rather, no other choice."

"While it's sometimes hard to see - why must some damned live, while Innocents die. It's said those rules protect us. Cause, if we brake those rulers - how long until we turn on the criminal whose simply stealing - since he got no choice in life?" she asked. "Justice is about reform, not punishing."

With a disbelieving snort of laughter, Question says: "No choice? Always a choice. Don't tell me they didn't have choice. Could have followed in the footsteps of good people, honest people, but didn't. Took easy way. Evil way. Compromised. No good person will compromise for anything."

Lizard chuckled out at that, laughing at Question' reply. "Sure - a choice between starving or crime. Tell me something Question - do you think the laws that govern us are absolute?" she asked from the man, eager to her his reply to that.

Behind his pseudoderm mask, Question narrowed his eyes. "Laws may not be absolute, but without them, world would be in perpetual chaos. Better to have book of rules and not need it, than to need it and not have it."

"My old man had a better saying. People make the rules and law - not the other way around," she replied. "I am not saying - we don't need rules and law. What I am saying is, there needs to be a difference. On how people are judged for the crimes they commit. Not everybody does something out of malice. Some people have no other choice."

"Look at me. Question. Do I look like somebody - whom the laws will protect?" she asked, looking at him - and giving him a rather interesting question to answer.

"... Spent late childhood and adolescence in run-down home for problem children, in the slums of the Hub. No one protected myself or the other smaller children when the older kids would beat on us. Why? They didn't think we were worth protecting. Just a bunch of troublemakers that would grow up to be career criminals."

After a moment of silence, the faceless hero releases a shuddering sigh, then looks at Lizard and continues: "Understand what you mean. Law doesn't care for people it views as sub-human. But criminals always have choice, even when they think there isn't. Could choose crime or continue trying to live normal life. But they chose easy way. Evil way. Will not pity them when they dug their own grave."

"Wouldn't then...what your doing, being a vigilante be a crime?" asked Lizard in reply, pointing her finger at him. "Isn't it a crime - when the police officer, shoots the unarmed boy - cause he thought he had a gun? Isn't it a crime - when millions of dollars are stolen from companies, while their employees are forced into poverty. Not because they did crime - because somebody thought greed was more important then common decency...."

"Your too idealistic Question. Thinking everything is painted in black and white, good and evil. The truth is, everything is just a shade of gray. There is bad, and then there is worse..." she replied.

"Criminals don't always had a choice. Like you. Can you blame, if anybody of your kind were arrested for squating or hitch-hiking? Or if somebody made up a claim - that you were stealing something?" she hummed. "Poverty doesn't come knocking. Yes, there are some - whom do crime, simply for the greed or rush of it. But there are criminals, whom you would call it - who have either the choice of starvation and likely death. Or stealing to survive."

"Also...there is the type of crime - where the law is abused and used by those with money and power to get more. I may be a home-schooled kid, but I can easily see - how the dumping of toxic chemicals in our local NOT legal in the moral or legal stand-point."

"You're right. Law can be manipulated. Seen far too many corporate and political scandals to say it can't. But..." Before Question could continue, Rose intervened:

"I think we're losing focus at the task at hand." Rose interjected as the debate between Question and Lizard began to flare up. She couldn't care less about either opinion, let alone how it reflected on her own. Rose knew she was fucked in the head, and did not need someone else to remind of it. Hell, she had enough 'mentors' who did it on a weekly basis.

"We're about to go right by the museum, y'know the one where Fred here wants us to split up and look for clues in." She sneered, pushing off of Lizard's shoulders, doing a somersault through the air before landing on her own two feet again. "Thanks for the ride, I enjoyed being on top." Rose teased Lizard, winking with her one eye.

"Hehehehe. Your most welcome gal. So? Shall we head on inside? I can smell out anything inside. Unless, they haven't hung out meat on the various museum art pieces," spoke Lizard, smiling back at Rose.

Previously liking Ravager, Warden finds her quickness to mock the Question to be rather distastful, and notes it, ignoring the bad taste in his mouth about it for now. "Ravager. We shall face him head on. let them do the sneaky things. Is there a tour guide around? They may have seen him" he asks as he goes off to find just that.

"If there was a tour guide that saw a man-lion, what do you reckon the chances of them being alive?" Rose asked Warden as she checked her pistols, taking the safety off and ensuring they were fully loaded. "You ask me, if he's in there, it'll be plainly obvious. If he's not there, it's our job to watch their backs," She tilted her head towards Question and Lizard. "In case of ambush or whatever other tricks he has up his proverbial sleeves."

"I... do suppose that is probably likely. But still. Could be a nice giant cat man" The Warden shrugs.

"If he was nice, he likely wouldn't have kidnapped and taken the man into a Museum and held him for-" spoke Lizard, before scratching her chin.

"Speaking of which - why did this guy kidnap our target? Money, fame? Glory? Political point?" asked Lizard, as they snuck inside the Museum in the commotion.

"Now there's a question," Rose replied with a smirk. "For the Question, So how about it Q, you got any motives cooking up in that head of yours?"

Question placed a hand on his chin, pondering this for a moment. "Perpetrator is animal-human hybrid. Perhaps gone feral? Possibility. Perhaps has grudge against hostage? Also possible. Final theory: lion man is in league with Illuminati and is tying up loose ends. Only likely motives I can think of without clues to go off of."

"Really?" Rose asked in a deadpan voice. "Those are the only motives you can think up?"

"Human-lion hybrid has captured archaeologist. Seems more like set-up for joke than reality. Guesses as to motive are few and far between, doubly so without context." Question replied, shoving his hands into his trench coat pocket.

After a moment, he added: "Or perhaps wants money or fame, as Lizard suggested. Maybe doing it for laughs."

"Whatever the case, let's move in," spoke Lizard, as they soon entered the Museum. Her nose immediately getting to work, as she sniffed the air around them.
Running joke in KL's Justice League Unlimited RP.
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