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darknightrei
07/30/2006 5:26 PM

OK...In case you've missed the interest query:


Here's my idea:
I want to set an RP in the marvel universe using certain elements and characters from White Wolf's Abberant d10 RPG. Basically, lots of familiar faces (Spidey, the X-men, the Avengers, etc.) plus The Teragen for those of you who may be familiar with Abberant. However, with all of the familiarity also comes the pioneering of new territories as more and more events unfold all over the world.

Also, using the elements from Abberant in establishing a storyline will allow those who are entirely unfamiliar with Marvel, White Wolf, or superheroes in general to jump in and enjoy themselves in a fully free form, play as you will, type of environment. If a player chooses not to progress the story further at a certain point in time and wishes to go on to a newer task or challenge, that character may adventure as he/she pleases and return to the main plot in his or her own time so long as it doesn't hinder other player's RPing.

Basically the story would begin shortly after the explosion of an exploratory spacecraft the aftermath of which has people all over the world "Erupting" so to speak and discovering they have superhuman abilities. Be them mutations, learned powers, gadgets, etc., everyone wants a piece of the superhero pie. The powerful and the posers are all claiming special abilities and vying for the attention of the public.

During this time the players would emerge as their own original heroes of any type and take to the world in any number of ways. For example, joining a super team, pursing personal fame, taking a more sinister or evil path, or even mundane tasks like getting a job or voting. (seriously)
Eventually I would try to steer the story towards choosing a side and joining either the evil Teragen/Brotherhood/whatever or a good or neutral super team. Plenty of opportunities for a VERY intense RP experience in my opinion.


So, I'm gonna begin recruiting and hope that this generates enough interest to make it real.

Just a few details to set things up, superhumans are known as Novas, even marvel's heros are Novas. The world is prospering nicely, but is unknowingly on the verge of WW4. Lastly, if you wish to be part of a pre-existing supergroup, request it under allegiance. The following are available allegiances:

Teragen- a diverse group of Novas who share a common philosophy called "Teras". A direct result of this philosophy is that the group willingly embraces its evolved status, and ergo claim biological superiority to humans. While the outside world view the Teragen as a single group it is actually a coalition of different interestes united by philosophy and their enigmatic leader, Divis Mal. In his Null Manifesto, he declared, essentially, that novas could only be governed by their peers, freeing its members from the obligations of human law.

Project Utopia- an organisation with altruistic ideals that promotes cooperation between Novas and humans to build a more perfect world. Utopia has UN sanction to deal with novas.

The Abberants- a group of Novas concerned about evidence of corruption within Project Utopia. While a small faction, they are nevertheless taken very seriously by Project Utopia.

The Directive- an intelligence organization controlled by the governments of Russia, the United Kingdom, Germany, Japan and the United States.

And any preexisting Marvel Supergroup (upon request)

Here's the form I want everyone to fill out when applying for a character:
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Human Name:

Nova Name:

Race:

Sex:

Nationality:

Appearance:

Age:

Job (if any):

Allegiance (if any):

Skills and Abilities (not to be confused with powers):

Powers:

Eruption (aka. How's you get your powers and what triggered your use of them...Eruption is a term meaning "the moment a human becomes a Nova"):

Bio (anything from a lengthy history to a brief overview, just depending on what you think the others should know. You will have to mail me all the details you leave out though.):

Abberations (aka EVERY superhuman has deformities, weaknesses, and the like, so what is/are yours):

Requested Inventory (because of the setting, I can't guarantee that everything you want, you can have...but list it ALL here and I'll weed out the no-no's):

That should do it...have fun...

[Edited by darknightrei on Tuesday, August 1, 2006 11:58 PM]

nfrat33
07/30/2006 7:19 PM

Human Name: Massimo Vinci

Nova Name: Silencer Shadow

Race: Caucasian

Sex: Male

Nationality: Italian

Appearance: 5'10, black messy hair, blue eyes, thin with lean muscle, and wears glasses.

Age: 28

Job (if any): Vice President of Jaguar Automotives

Allegiance (if any): None

Skills and Abilities (not to be confused with powers): Fast, High intellect, Automotive abilities, Powerful Lungs, Fluent in Italian, French, and English.

Powers: The ability to Teleport from spot to spot (see nightcrawlar) The ability to create no sound frequency, the ability to walk on water, the ability to minipulate any energy source and convert it to shadows, and can turn into a shadow and follow people.

Eruption (aka. How's you get your powers and what triggered your use of them...Eruption is a term meaning "the moment a human becomes a Nova"): When Massimo Vinci was a small boy in the rural region of Tuscany, he lived with his father who was a preist at a local catholic church. One day his father left telling his family that he would be going on a mission for God. Massimo did not want his father to go. Being selfish, he decided to follow his father. He arrived at the church his father worked at. His father was praying at the alter with a large black book. Chanting unknown things in italian. Then the moon flashed into sunrise and a red energy source struck Massimo's father. His fathers screams could be heard, and then a red portal appered and sucked his father in. Then out came a huge demonic creature. Massimo with fright went to help his father, the demon struck Massimo several times with the red energy, blood began to pour out of Massimo and black shadows entered his body. Demons one by one flew into Massimos body tainting his soul black. Then Angels appeard from the paintings in the Church, and they too tainted Massimos soul. Then Massimo was knocked out. He awoke at his house, his mother was crying. His father disappered, but the first sign of his powers was when Massimo teleported from the garden to his door step. The next sign was when Massimo killed a bully at his school with a shadow he minipulated out of wind.

Bio (anything from a lengthy history to a brief overview, just depending on what you think the others should know. You will have to mail me all the details you leave out though.):

Massimo was a simple child, very quiet at school. He played soccer for his school team and other Italian club teams. When he reached his teenage years, he struck an intrest in automobiles. He went to an autobody school when he was 17. He graduated with high honors. At the age of 18 him and his mother moved to America with his family in New York. He went to New York University and also graduated High Honors in Business. He started out small in the Jaguar company, but then became the youngest VP in history. With the powers he obtained as a child, he strives to figuare out what happened, he focuses more now on his catholic religion, thinking it has something to do with heavan and hell. For fun he roughs up muggers and the simple crook. He is known as the New York City Robin Hood. But bad things happened in his life too. At the age of 10 he killed a young boy with his powers. At the age of 13 he killed his cousin also with his powers. The deaths come from his shadows that he can create. They can transform into giant hammers, spears, tenticles, whips any thing. He even can engulf people and make them disapper.

Abberations (aka EVERY superhuman has deformities, weaknesses, and the like, so what is/are yours):

Massimo can some how connect telepathically to the spirt life of the heavens and hell. Altough he can do this, if he stays connected for too long he can loose his mind forever. The only deformitie he has his the scars under his right eye and above his right eye. His big weakness is light. Too much light he can burn. It makes him wonder if he is a vampire of not.

Requested Inventory (because of the setting, I can't guarantee that everything you want, you can have...but list it ALL here and I'll weed out the no-no's):

A nice suit with a swiss knife in his pocket. Sunglasses, and a metel cane that he walks around with.

darknightrei
07/30/2006 9:28 PM

Ok...I like where you're going, now, I only ask that you key down the strenth of your shadow manipulation. Instantanious dissapearance of your enemies is a VERY high level power. If you MUST have this power, you can, but I'll have to assign some powerful abberations to your character. I'm not trying to be restricting, but I need boundaries in order to assure fair play.

Also, inventory is approved and may I suggest some bank cards and a wallet Mr. Businessman...lol

Lastly, The powers of a Nova are fueled by Quantum energies that are generated by the mutated cells of said Novas. Therefore, like all cellular complexes Quantum is limited in it's production and although it can be stored for later use, it cannot be produced unless a Nova has the use of a heightened node in their brain, which is an insanely rare ability and often causes mental instability and problems with undeveloped powers. Thus, once you run out of Quantum (roughly 10 uses of powers a day) any further uses of powers puts severe strain on the body and causes lasting injuries. Keep this in mind when you RP...

If you want, I can post some examples of powers and their relative levels of difficulty.

Finally, There are some guidelines for RP that I want EVERYONE to be aware of:

1: A player may ONLY speak for his or her self and determine his or her own actions. ANYONE who defines another character's actions or speech will be punished accordingly.

2: Keep your grammar and spelling neat and no power RPing.

darknightrei
07/30/2006 11:29 PM

I will be playing both a good character and a Bad character which may cause double posting or two posts in one. As well as all NPC's and Marvel Heros should they arrive.

Good=
Human Name: Stephen Delrey

Nova Name: The Raven

Race: caucasian

Sex: Male

Nationality: British

Appearance: 6', Steel blue hair (dyed), Hazel eyes, very athletic but not muscular...well sculpted but not big, always wears a large, black coat and a Derby hat.

Age: 19

Job (if any): Student

Allegiance (if any): none

Skills and Abilities (not to be confused with powers): slight of hand, very dextrous, well versed in swordplay, fluent in english, french, and german, natural empathy, and stealth.

Powers: Animal control (birds), superhuman speed, dexterity, wits and senses, flight (uses wings), and the ability to manipulate his voice in any way.

Eruption (aka. How's you get your powers and what triggered your use of them...Eruption is a term meaning "the moment a human becomes a Nova"): Stephen was a very sad young man throughout his life, friendless and depressed. After the Eruptions began, even less people noticed him and he became very tired of the world. In one last act of defiance he ran himself through with his father's cane-sword and his body, struggling not to die, erupted into another being. Now Stephen is no more and only The Raven remains...A being perfectly sure of his abilities and adamant in his beliefs of justice.

Bio (anything from a lengthy history to a brief overview, just depending on what you think the others should know. You will have to mail me all the details you leave out though.): You may learn later...

Abberations (aka EVERY superhuman has deformities, weaknesses, and the like, so what is/are yours): Stephen has a set of black-feathered wings and is unable to grow hair on any part of his body but his head. He is also unaware of his human self or his past.

Requested Inventory (because of the setting, I can't guarantee that everything you want, you can have...but list it ALL here and I'll weed out the no-no's): Just a cane-sword and some school books.

nfrat33
07/31/2006 5:51 AM

Ok ill get rid of his ability to engulf an enemy. Your kinda right, it is too powerful, oh and if you don't understand what I mean by shadow minipulation, see Venom. You know venoms shadow attakc, its like tentacles? Oh and sure i'll add a wallet and some bank cards too. Thanks for the help.

renegadeirishman
07/31/2006 3:54 PM

Human Name: Seamus O'Daugherty

Nova Name: Lugh

Race: Caucasian

Sex:male

Nationality:Irish

Appearance:6'4" brown haired, brown eyed, built big and cut, always wears a torc and "on the job" wears slightly loose green trousers and a sleevless shirt as well as combat boots.

Age:24

Job (if any):none

Allegiance (if any): Xmen

Skills and Abilities (not to be confused with powers): skilled in several martial arts, including: kali, pentjak silat, ninjitsu, kung fu and Hai dong gum do. has a natural ability with swords and knives.


Powers: super strength, agility and stamina. can teleport but only a maximum of around 25 yards. can also burst of energy from his hands

Eruption:when he was 12, he was ganged up on by a large group of boys who thought he was weird, as they were beating him up he all of a sudden felt this powerful rage and threw them all off him, preceeding to lose it and started going crazy on the other lads several later died from the injuries he gave them.

Bio: Born catholic in a mostly protestant town in northern ireland, Seamus O'Daugherty was always a bit strange according to the locals. a reclusive, quiet lad he preferred to spend his time alone imagining himself as a great warrior of the past. One day, a large group of neighborhood boys were picking on him as per usual. This time they got violent, they were beating him badly when he erupted. 4 of the 10 boys later died from the wounds they sustained from him. He was run out of town by the locals, angry at this "unnatural thing" in their presence. He spent the next 10 years traveling all over the world, usually as a stowaway,learning about his powers and himself. In his travels he met with another nova, an old warrior named only Jag who took him as an apprentice and taught him his fighting skills. He now works for the Xmen

Abberations: He has a tendency, due to the abuse heaped on him as a child, to 'shoot first ask questions later.' He has a very short temper is quite reckless. his teleportation is also not too precise and has been known to just not work so he doesnt rely too much on it

Requested Inventory: twin curved blades

darknightrei
07/31/2006 5:17 PM

Looks good...however, to break from being repetitive with our powers, may I suggest that Silencer Shadow use his Shadow manipulation to pull teleportal gates into existence instead of teleporting, or perhaps choosing another means of travel for Lugh, like super speed but in short bursts... I simply feel that a story will have more impact if one character after another isn't exclaiming "...and teleported...."Feel free to disagree and I'm not gonna force anyone to change anything that is within fairness. :)

nfrat33
07/31/2006 7:57 PM

hey darknightrei, I like your idea for Silencer Shadows means of teleportation. Here, is this better? Can Silencer Shadow engulf himself in his shadows and teleport to a different spot by means of his shadows?

darknightrei
07/31/2006 9:10 PM

Bravo Nfrat, I like that ALOT actually...well, we have the minimum of players set, so I'm going to give this one a few more days to generate a little more interest. Invite friends if you will...

Arcturus_Dan
08/01/2006 1:35 AM

Human Name: Mark DeForest

Nova Name: Bloodwake

Race: Caucasian

Sex: Male

Nationality: U.S.A

Appearance: Mark has grey eyes and light brown hair. His skin is unusually wan and his body is generally quite thin and sickly. There are deep scars etched all over his body, particularly his arms and his hands.

Age: 16

Job (if any): student (enrolled at Xavier's, but attends college-level classes)

Allegiance (if any): New Mutants

Skills and Abilities (not to be confused with powers): Mark has photographic memory and excels at imitating movement

Powers: Manipulation of blood (if the blood is not his own, it must be connected to his bloodstream), increased manufacture of blood, increased healing capabilities, Brain node (unlimited use of power)

Eruption (aka. How's you get your powers and what triggered your use of them...Eruption is a term meaning "the moment a human becomes a Nova"): Mark was born in Manhattan Beach, California to two very rich parents. As his early childhood years were plagued with illness, he grew up quite sickly and frail compared to his classmates. This sickness lasted to his early teens, when he was diagnosed with sickle-cell anemia. Depression kicked in, and he nearly committed suicide by slitting his wrists in the hospital after he had fainted during a lesson. The attempt failed when, in his delirium, he had the blood gushing out from his wrists strangle the doctor trying to tie him down.

Bio (anything from a lengthy history to a brief overview, just depending on what you think the others should know. You will have to mail me all the details you leave out though.): Mark has disowned himself from his parents. However, he has several overseas accounts to his name and untouchable by his parents. Those, when coupled with all the stock that are investments of said accounts, make him a very rich teenager.

Abberations (aka EVERY superhuman has deformities, weaknesses, and the like, so what is/are yours): Mark's weakness lies in his own powers, as he is a victim of sickle-cell anemia and blood overproduction.

Requested Inventory (because of the setting, I can't guarantee that everything you want, you can have...but list it ALL here and I'll weed out the no-no's): Precision scalpels

I'll finish this later.

[Edited by Arcturus_Dan on Tuesday, August 1, 2006 1:36 AM]

[Edited by Arcturus_Dan on Tuesday, August 1, 2006 11:42 PM]

darknightrei
08/01/2006 12:07 PM

Ok...I LOVE this character. The concept of self mutilation becoming the strength instead of the hindrance is well thought out. With that said, I have two suggestions...The X-men in this time frame refers to the Original students of Xavier's school and is usually reserved for older, more experienced Novas...So instead, why not ally with the New Mutants instead. Also, your powers are quite controversial so you're gonna face alot of political and social opposition in-game, so don't be offended if the New Mutants fear you...
Suggestion number two...Node...

Lastly, The powers of a Nova are fueled by Quantum energies that are generated by the mutated cells of said Novas. Therefore, like all cellular complexes Quantum is limited in it's production and although it can be stored for later use, it cannot be produced unless a Nova has the use of a heightened node in their brain, which is an insanely rare ability and often causes mental instability and problems with undeveloped powers.

I'm willing to pass off the self mutilation as the mental instability and the powers problem is that your own powers could potentially kill you against the proper foe...
So PLEASE take the Brain node...The reason I say this is that ALL of your powers are biological and without it...you'll die the first time you use a power past your limit...the down side is that you'll be a rarity and people are gonna be gunning for your corpse and the research it can provide....

Just consider this and let me know what you want to do. I know I seem controlling and I apologize, but I want to be sure that all this is believable within the Marvel REALM.

Arcturus_Dan
08/01/2006 11:25 PM


So instead, why not ally with the New Mutants instead


Sounds like a plan.



So PLEASE take the Brain node


So what, exactly, are the consequences of a brain node? And what other mutant has it?

Oh, and sure, Mark'll have it, i guess.

darknightrei
08/01/2006 11:37 PM


So what, exactly, are the consequences of a brain node? And what other mutant has it?

For you, the consequence is that you are gonna be a big target, you won't be able to avoid detection by a quantum reader EVER, and you could develop some serious issues mentally.

Arcturus_Dan
08/01/2006 11:43 PM


For you, the consequence is that you are gonna be a big target, you won't be able to avoid detection by a quantum reader EVER, and you could develop some serious issues mentally.


Sounds like fun. Let's have at it.

Feodrich
08/01/2006 11:50 PM

i never really got too into the marvel universe and whatnot so i dont know too much, ill make something original but dont expect anything mind blowing, if it isnt good enough then ill try again but as it is im low on ideas

human name - Farwynn Terylis

Nova Name - Thunderbrand

Race - Caucasian

Sex - Male

Nationality - U.S.A.

Appearance - farwynn has a skinny yet muscular build, he has orange eyes and black hair, he has several scars over his body from when people worked him over with a two by four

Age - 24

Job - Biker

Allegiance - none (thus far)

Skills & Abilities - farwynn can repair any manner of car, truck or motorcycle given the time, tools and parts. he has skill with knife combat and he can pick most all locks, he can also repair some OTHER mechanical devices but his success rate is considerably less then it is with vehicles

Powers - although a dangerous & difficult thing for him to do, he can control lightning and electricity. he can absorb any he comes in contact with as well but if he absorbs too much it will harm him in a potentially serious way. he also has slightly advanced strength & speed.

Eruption - farwynn was just your average biker, fucking around with people, getting into fights with other bikers, just living the life. one day however some uptight asshole technician pissed off one of the members of his biker gang, "The Blood Riders", naturally they had to go and kick his ass, they followed him to his place of work but when they arrived they found out they were lead into a trap, said technician needed human test subjects for some kind of experiment and since no one gave much a damn about a couple of biker punks, they would be perfect. all of his friends made it out but before farwynn had a chance to escape the experiment had begun, his body was coated with some odd kind of chemical and he blacked out, when he came to he had just murdered the entire lab staff and was literally frying the last one with lightning that seemed to erupt from his fingertips, not knowing what to do he ran like his ass was on fire, before he could return and find out what happened the entire lab facility was shut down, quarantined & deconstructed.

Bio - farwynn was born into a fairly poor family, his parents didnt really work and they believed in saving the earth and whatnot, they were hippies and they were simply too busy smoking crack and protesting against corporations to bring home a paycheck, realising his future with the family was a dead end he tried joining several gangs at a young age, he didnt like any until he turned 16 and became a biker, he has been one ever since, nothing really dramatic but then again some people just have ordinary lives

Abberations - aside from being very weak against the cold (think ice & snow, not cold like a toilet seat) farwynn appears to get a severe headache and black out from time to time, he has learned that whilest blacked out, someone else appears to be in control of his body, whoever this 'someone else' is, inhabits the said body with him meaning farwynn is constantly in a struggle just to keep control, physically most ice based attacks will work very well on him but any kind of mental attack will just drive him temporarily insane

Requested Inventory - A Harley (no biker would be without one), his tools (he doesnt make enough money to take his bike to a shop, he has to repair it himself), a tire iron (he bought it to use as a tool but he is known to use it in fights), a combat dagger (he bought it for 20 bucks, if his powers cant handle it then thats his last resort, combined with his enhanced strength it is quite deadly), his cigarettes (he should really quit). (subject to change)

and there you have it, definitely not my best work but i think it turned out ok

(allright, i made the changes you requested.......at least i THINK i made them)

[Edited by Feodrich on Wednesday, August 2, 2006 1:32 AM]

darknightrei
08/01/2006 11:56 PM

ALRIGHT, we're full up for now, at least until we bring the story to a general leap in the same direction. I will still accept character sheets, but noone's guaranteed approval. It looks like I'll start us off in Xavier's school.

I'll begin tomorrow, and after I post my first, the rp will be officially open.

darknightrei
08/05/2006 12:12 PM

We're underway, EVERYONE BEGIN YOUR POSTS...

darknightrei
08/06/2006 4:24 PM

Everything's looking ok thus far, just a few things to say.

If you are still a student in The Academy, a sentinel is a VERY formidable opponent. Most students cannot even kill a standard attack pairing of sentinels alone, much less four. It's my fault for this, I should have specified about the EXAMS, but those of you who've seen X2 know that Testing is done in teams. I'm so very sorry, but, assemble a team of five, include each other even, first come first serve on members, and try the exam again. The record time for the exam is 16:30:30 as well, so keep this in mind.

In closing, keep up the good work, and Lugh...Please rewrite your post accordingly...Once again, I apologize...

renegadeirishman
08/06/2006 7:41 PM

yea Lugh isnt a student, i should of asked, my fault rewriting asap

Arcturus_Dan
08/07/2006 6:17 AM

So I can just make a team of some throwaway NPC's?

darknightrei
08/07/2006 6:46 AM


So I can just make a team of some throwaway NPC's?

Why yes, just include The Raven and Flint since I insinuated them into a group with you...:D lol

nfrat33
08/11/2006 2:10 PM

Ok guys darknightrei is away for awhile, and he has asked me to take controll of this RP until he gets back. So right now continue with your posts, and i'll run things smoothly. I will also be taking control of his character but vaguely.

darknightrei
08/11/2006 2:16 PM

OK, I'm gonna have to take a small hiatus off and on for a few. Sorry guys, the RP is looking great though. VERY detailed and looking real good. Until my return, I've placed a trusted fellow RPer in charge.

Nfrat...

So, keep your noses clean, watch your spelling and stick to the rules, if anyone decides to mess this up while I'm gone, you WILL be dealt with. I hate to sound mean, but I put alot of my creative influence into this and I feel a need to protect it.

Good luck everyone, and I'll post when I can.

darknightrei
08/18/2006 2:04 PM

Is everyone gone? I get a chance to check on my Baby and it hasn't even been fed!?lol Let's see some posts...

darknightrei
09/04/2006 7:44 AM

SirJustin is it? Well, SJ I'm glad you've taken interest in the thread, but I also need you to go through the same application process as all of the other players. I'd suggest you leave your first post up because I like it, but you really need to spell check. I want to see a character sheet like the rest, and you need to wait for approval before posting again. Nice character though. Just read through the OOC pages and make your own sheet, then remember to be as neat as possible with your posts. Don't get me wrong...I'm no forum NAZI, but bad grammar and spelling detract from the story. So, with that said, do as I've instructed and I hope you really come to enjoy ANB.

P.S. I'm back for a little while! YAY!!!

sirjustin
09/05/2006 4:41 PM

ooc.........I am sorry for intruding the way i did and will not do it again with out permission.

Human Name: Also known as Justin Richhem

Nova Name: SirJustin

Race: Caucasian

Sex: male

Nationality: american

Appearance: 5'8" blonde hair, blue eyed, built slim tey muscular, wear's a white t-shirt along with blue jean's that have been riped by the shoe's and old runing shoe's.

Age: 17

Job curently doesn't have one

powers: able to transform his skin into a titanium metal on cammand, then start's to levitate in the air about 3 feet off the ground as a tonado effect is under him.

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