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Propaganda
10/08/2007 12:00 PM

The gunslingers ride west from the great city marking the entrance from an older world. This is the new world, where deals are done in lead.

Corruption fills the air, people cower and stow themselves away from the beasts that unsettle them. Blood-sucking fiends take their swords to the innocents, quenching their thirst for the essence of existence, the force which flows in all. A power known as the Hex.

But yet, the gunslingers ride from a place they once called home, and head for these creatures. Shooters a-loaded aim to destroy Corruptions a-hungry.

The Hex; without it, nothing would matter, as nothing would live and breathe. The population despises its use, hating that so much hangs in the balance when it is employed. Everything could end with the lighting of a cigarette.

Still, the gunslingers remain steady on their course. They come from Eastwood City, across midland Vespuck, and head for the Tejanian border. At this frontier is where the way of the gun is in dire need; cowards hide, and there are already enough dead heroes.

The gunslingers may only vaguely know of one another, but they have been entrusted with a difficult task, and they are bound by an ancient form of honour to prevail.

"They are coming to save us..... or to end us."

evilmouse
10/08/2007 2:12 PM

Wow... Thats... Thats one hell of an intro. I like it whats the details?

nanuk
10/08/2007 2:19 PM

You know I'm in, pard.
Don't know whether to resurrect Susan-sai seeing as how she didn't get much of an outing last time, or to go with new...


think Sue's edging it, though- might get the chance to earn her spurs...

Benjmn
10/08/2007 3:49 PM

Last one was fun. I'd be interested.

Darthwedge
10/08/2007 4:04 PM

I think I'll stay out of this one, mainly because my new Star Wars RP is almost up and running, I just have to force myself to post it.

I will most definatly be reading along as well though, and Nanuk, if this is gonna be an old western, then let me just say one thing.....
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*whisper* Blaze of Glory, Wanted Dead or alive *whisper*

nanuk
10/09/2007 1:33 AM

You've forgotten the face of your father, cully.

*pumps DW full of lead*

Propaganda
10/09/2007 8:45 AM

Load up them guns o' yours, the gunslingers are coming!



I like it whats the details?


Well now, where to begin...

This is a setting I created sometime last year. I used it in the first RP I did here and (let me feed my ego here) it was brilliant. I actually had fun participating in my own RP. Sometime it can be a chore.

Anyway...

Corruptions are, essentially, variations on humanity. Creatures such as vampires, werewolves and the like. They came about through fluctuations in the Hex.

The Hex is like the Force from Star Wars. It flows through all living things, and makes them be able to exist. Many people shy away from the use of the Hex, because it is in limited supply. Too much and... well, you better be singing for your beliefs.

Corruptions, vampires especially, don't drink the blood of humans for the sake of blood, but because it is rich in the Hex. Therefore, humans are the easiest way to survive as a vampire. Although, there could be vegetarian or omnivorous Corruptions, as in, sucking the Hex from plants.

The majority of gunslingers embrace the Hex. People do need them, and that is why they are so hated.

evilmouse
10/09/2007 9:22 AM

oh wow that is a very creative story. So we play like the vanhelsings of the story but with less techno and instead certain abilities due to the Hex? Or am I totally off point.

Unbeliever
10/09/2007 10:04 AM

Now, see... I -just- told AvA I was retiring from RPs (except for Class, assuming it still lives), and now you have to go and screw me over like this.

I hate you, Prop. I really do. And I'm probably interested in joining. :P

Ne_Drac
10/09/2007 10:22 AM

Looks good, sign me up

nanuk
10/09/2007 10:36 AM

Oh -[b]wow[/b]-
- you've gotten Oobie interested. I'm so proud of my countryman! :)



I know in the original one my character didn't use the Hex, I might reconsider depending on how it starts coming together.


Character sheet, sir?
Reckon you have enough interest to warrant it ;)

Propaganda
10/09/2007 10:56 AM

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Oh shit.

Okay, character sheet:

Name:

Age:

Appearance:

Equipment:

Background:

Try to limit your weapons to a small amount. A brace of pistols or a rifle is fine, but revolvers and a ranged weapon = big no-no.

[Edited by Propaganda on Tuesday, October 9, 2007 12:53 PM]

Shigetomo
10/09/2007 11:48 AM

I know I am probably going to get yelled at for this but I am interested.

LunaMaria
10/09/2007 12:48 PM

The ending to the last was less than planned so any chance of Luna coming back to this new one.

If so here's her old/edited/new sheet

Name: Luna Tessa

Age: 25

Gender: Female

Appearance: Fiery red hair down her back, watery green eyes, 5'6 with a light build concealed under a black Victorian style dress. She's pretty, in her younger years she was cute but time has taken a slight toll on her as has becoming a young woman.

Equipment: A pentagram necklace , walking boots, eye glasses, flint lock pistol(sliver bullets), Aura reading and Psychokinesis (of course only on Hex things), no more than seven thin metallic stakes filled with blood, normally her own.

Back Story: Walked into town one day, taken in by the minsters brother as a maid. She didn't know of her past any more than that she had spent four years at the house. Then after a series of event she didn't understand she lost control. After two years she began to understand, whether it was a higher power or just a realization she undertook her own mission. After seeing what had happened to her home when she left and the trail the Hex had left she decided to hunt those beasts that were corrupted by it.

During the three years she hunted several such creatures, from some making a profit from the local people, others causing her to be chased by those that don't understand. She has in a way come to terms with herself but she's still running from what sent her into that town all those years ago. Her compardray is the last decade has been Corey, when they met she was just a girl and probably would have died if it wasn't for his help, but since then they have became a partnership hunting corruptions. She looks at him as a sort of father figure, but really is much more than that.

Her pyrokinesis declined over time now to the point where she can no long use it, new abilities surfaced from her constant contact with corruptions so of it was bound to rub off on her. Letting her read emotions, lies and maybe what a person thinking, she can force mild changes in the Hex inside living tissue, tho only by touch and only resulting in something like a burn most of the time tho sometimes she can do so from afar.



[Edited by LunaMaria on Wednesday, October 10, 2007 2:53 PM]

[Edited by LunaMaria on Thursday, October 11, 2007 2:16 PM]

Propaganda
10/09/2007 1:01 PM


[Posted By Shigetomo on 10.09.2007 11:48 AM]

I know I am probably going to get yelled at for this but I am interested.


I'm not going to yell at you, and you are welcome to join the story. Provided you give it your all, naturally.

And Luna, just a few things about that character as I'm changing a few things about the world in this one.


crucifix



God


No Christianity here I'm afraid. The Hex takes its place.


lighter and power to increase oxygen in the air around her and manipulate it.


Could you remove this please? It doesn't fit in with what I had in mind this time around.

Now, are we ready?

LunaMaria
10/09/2007 1:21 PM

Then what is different from the old thread, you give the Hex as like the force and that some people can use it, is it that RPers can't or is it different?

I just want to know is there any level that I can get away with, and change it accordingly

raikoh
10/09/2007 7:38 PM

Hell this sounds intresting. I think i might join.



You've forgotten the face of your father, cully.


Sounds like a little dark tower there nanuk.

[Edited by raikoh on Tuesday, October 9, 2007 8:10 PM]

Avenging_Angel
10/09/2007 7:46 PM

Gawdamnit, and here I was promising myself not to take on any more threads.... but... gunslingers, man...

Ah, hell. Room for one more?

Benjmn
10/09/2007 8:14 PM


Try to limit your weapons to a small amount. A brace of pistols or a rifle is fine, but revolvers and a ranged weapon = big no-no.


So my old character had too many weapons? I thought hunting rifle and one revolver made sense...oh well.

I was thinkin' bout reviving the old character, with a bit of age on him. Weapons would have to change, obviously. Would that be alright, or should I make a new one?

raikoh
10/09/2007 8:20 PM

i was thinking of making a guy with two revolvers but now that i reread that i think i might just stick with one. and in one way a rifle and a revolver does make sense but it also gives you the advantage of long range and short range battle. if you only had one or the other you would have to either think you way through the fight or have another character help you out depending on the problem.

nanuk
10/10/2007 12:02 AM


Sounds like a little dark tower there nanuk.


Well spotted, genius. :P

Propaganda
10/10/2007 12:13 AM


[Posted By LunaMaria on 10.09.2007 1:21 PM]

Then what is different from the old thread, you give the Hex as like the force and that some people can use it, is it that RPers can't or is it different?

I just want to know is there any level that I can get away with, and change it accordingly


Well, it's just that the Hex isn't just one specific power for each person. It is actually more of another sense that living things have. They can feel things in the Hex, fluctuations and Corruptions and all that jazz. But they can also manipulate things, but they must have at some stage had some of the Hex within them. A gunslinger could use the Hex to temporarily augment his shooting capabilities.

The Hex is also separate from the air. It is a whole different thing.



[Posted By raikoh on 10.09.2007 7:38 PM]

Hell this sounds intresting. I think i might join.


Hop in.



[Posted By Avenging_Angel on 10.09.2007 7:46 PM]

Gawdamnit, and here I was promising myself not to take on any more threads.... but... gunslingers, man...

Ah, hell. Room for one more?


Sure thing.


So my old character had too many weapons? I thought hunting rifle and one revolver made sense...oh well.

I was thinkin' bout reviving the old character, with a bit of age on him. Weapons would have to change, obviously. Would that be alright, or should I make a new one?


Your old character did have too many weapons, because if you remember you also had a tomahawk. You'd have the advantage of melee combat as well as long and short range.

You can have a revised version of your old character, if you wish.

Pillage
10/10/2007 12:22 AM


Now, see... I -just- told AvA I was retiring from RPs (except for Class, assuming it still lives), and now you have to go and screw me over like this.



Gawdamnit, and here I was promising myself not to take on any more threads.... but... gunslingers, man...


Damn it, I was just about to post an idea. Jumping on the 'I really need the free time I'll be using on a second RP' angstwagon. What new stuff do you need in a character?

LunaMaria
10/10/2007 9:19 AM

So what I have left plus the possibility of some form of mind control, I'll give it some through about what power to give her as fire was Luna's main weapon in the old thread.

Benjmn I would like if Luna and your old character to team up, we could come up with a really good character past and make up events in the "Time Gap" If your interested.

(BTW Pillage have you watched Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya or did you just like the picture?)

[Edited by LunaMaria on Wednesday, October 10, 2007 9:36 AM]

nanuk
10/10/2007 1:37 PM

Name: Susan Dennyson

Age: 31

Gender: female

Appearance: tall, lithe, what her Pa would've called gangly, with long blonde hair lightened by the sun and choppy-cut bangs spilling across her hazel eyes. Usually wears light coloured buckskin trews, white man's shirt, a long sand coloured duster covering it all.

Equipment: a Winchester-type rifle in the saddle with accompanying ammunition, and 'Boy', a six year old half-mustang palomino gelding.

Back Story: She'd had little experience of the Hex: her daddy'd been a small-time rancher, too many mouths to feed, the usual story. Then one day some odd people came.. and those mouths weren't an issue anymore, looking after the ranch wasn't an issue anymore.
She'd survived, not unscathed by any means, packed her belongings and left.
After having spent some time doing what young not-quite-women left alone in the world often have to resort to doing she discovered, not unconnectedly, that she had a sharp eye to go with talented hands, and decided to take a different path through life.

After a couple of years using those sharp eyes and steady hands to guard herds, and a couple regulating, she came to the law- not quite settling down, but making a go of it; even letting one of the other deputies court her. Then one day some odd people came...

Afterwards, what was left of the town- just a handful- took to travelling, her included, looking to try to make things a little safer in this world by ridding it of as many cursed corruptions as they could find.




Didn't mention anything about Hex in that, as I'm not quite sure how it'll work out. More than likely it'll be just like you said- she's 'sensitive' to corruptions.

[Edited by nanuk on Thursday, October 11, 2007 2:46 AM]

LunaMaria
10/10/2007 2:57 PM

I think I walked the line with my character edit, but I'm still not sure what your limits are so I may have fallen off into the volcano.

Ne_Drac
10/10/2007 4:31 PM

Name: Jonus Ravenclaw

Age: 23

Appearance: A young mix of native american and caucasian. His heritage is mostly noticeable in the long dark hair that falls down past his shoulders and mixes in strangely with his pale skin and soft blue eyes. Raised by his mother he wears traditional animal skins and the like. Right now he favors a vest that is open, bracers that go from mid fore-arm to his knuckles and sand colored deer skin pants. He has a long disfiguring scar that runs down his chest and ends at about navel level.

Equipment: Double-barreled, sawed off pistol grip shotgun. Ammunition for the weapon, deer skin boots

Background: His entire life Jonus has been reminded of the fact that his mother was raped. He is reminded because he was the product of an american soldier taking advantage of her and leaving her with child before moving on further out west. While she loved him very much Jonus was always a reminder of what happened.

Despite this he lived a fairly simple and normal life with his people. Much of his early years spent running, hunting and slew of other physical activites that young children love to do. When he was 13 he was sent on his trial of manhood and returned afer catching a deer and killing it with his bare hands. The cunning and skill needed to do this earned him the name Ravenclaw.

Then one night a pack of corrupted (werewolves) entered the camp. The attacked and killed many of the strongest hunters and bravest warriors in the group. Jonus managed to fight and kill one but not before it bit him along the chest and passed the horrible curse onto him. Forced to deal with the infernal hunger and unbridled rage that comes with his transformations Jonus is a loner.

With great difficulty he has learned to tame his urges at least to a degree. He hunts down other Corrupted like himself and hopes to one day find a cure to his curse that doesnt involve a bullet to the brain.

Unbeliever
10/10/2007 4:36 PM

I should have a character sheet up tomorrow.

raikoh
10/10/2007 7:37 PM

lets see is this good?


Name: Mica Foxwell

Age: 30

Appearance: Male, caucasian with short, brown hair and brown eyes. Hair is usually covered by his brown leather hat. He has a scar above his right eye and across his left cheek. He wears a large leather coat and some worn out cotton pants. He also wears a black cotton shirt under his coat and has a ammo belt that goes from his right shoulder and crosses to the left side of his waist. He also has a belt with a holster on the right side.

equipment: .45 revolver, handmade ammo for revolver, water bag, food satchel.

background: Mica had been trained since he was a little kid how to use a gun. His parents sent him to live with the towns great gunslinger. A few other parents sent their kids as well but Mica was one of the few that survived the harsh training that the Gunslinger had pushed them to complete. He was taught how to use the gun both offensively and defensely. After he completed his training and was given his own guns he learned his parents were killed when a few unknown creatures had attacked the town. Since then Mica has traveled long and hard searching for the creatures that killed his parents.

Propaganda
10/11/2007 12:08 AM


So what I have left plus the possibility of some form of mind control, I'll give it some through about what power to give her as fire was Luna's main weapon in the old thread.


Thank you for your cooperation. Your new character sheet sits in nicely with everything.



crossbow for stealthier occasions


Nanuk, I'm sure you saw it coming. No crossbow. Besides, when are you going to use stealth in this RP? What with all the bullets flying everywhere and all.

Everyone else: you're all set.

nanuk
10/11/2007 2:45 AM


Nanuk, I'm sure you saw it coming.


That's why I put the caveat after it, lol.


Edited

Shigetomo
10/11/2007 11:53 AM

Name: Amos Leemaster

Age: 20

Appearance: scruffy, the beginnings of a beard on his chin. He wears a plain white button up shirt with brown suspenders. A large dark brown leather overcoat is over his shirt. His boots are also dark brown leather and have spurs on the heel. His hair is rusty red color and he has grey eyes.

Equipment: A single revolver on his right side.

Background: He was born in a small town. He grew up loving to ride horses and practice his shooting. At 16 he became an expert marksman and set out to travel around and see as much as he can. He has since wandered in and stayed at the local inn where he usually hangs around the bar area watching the dancing girls and drinking whiskey.

Benjmn
10/11/2007 3:44 PM

You'd have the advantage of melee combat as well as long and short range.

Well, that was sort of the idea. ;)

Anyway, here is my revision.

Name: Corey Scoggin

Age: 29

Appearance: Short, dark brown hair, slightly weathered tan skin, blue eyes, no beard thanks to his mother's heritage. Wears a buckskin jacket over a shirt and pants of the same dark brown cloth. Pants go over the tops of his boots, which are typical and unadorned western riding boots. His hat is a dark brown stetson-style hat as well. Wears his gun belted on the right, because he is left-handed.

Equipment: 45. blued steel revolver and a tomahawk.

Back story: Corey's father was a hunter and trapper. His mother was a native who died in childbirth. Corey's father could use the hex, but didn't. He did not trust it, and his wife considered it sacred, so he just did things without it. His failure to heal Cory's mother with the hex as she bled to death increased his distrust almost to a hatred, and as a result Corey was completely unaware that his father was even able to use it.

Corey grew up hunting and trapping with his father, seeing other folks only when they went to the natives or to town to trade. His father had been educated before seeking a life of adventure on the frontier, and taught him enough math and reading to give him a chance to not be cheated by traders. He learned the language of his mother's tribe during his early childhood, when his father would leave him in the care of aunts and uncles during long hunting trips. He was not taught to use the Hex, though he eventually discovered his ability to do so, and he was reluctant to learn of its use because of his father's influence.

His father died, and after burying him next to his mother Corey left, consumed with the itch to travel. He ran into trouble in the town of Morrigan's Hill, nearly losing his life there first to a vampire and then to an angry mob who for some reason insisted that Luna, not the corruption, was evil and to blame. His troubles were to continue as he headed out after Atticus, and older hunter of corruptions that he felt could answer the questions learning of his ability to use the Hex had raised. He and the then 16 year old Luna were attacked by bandits on the road, and then he was drawn in by a near-magnetic pull to a confrontation with a very powerful corruption that went by the name of Bloodmire.

In the years since then he gave up the life of a hunter and trapper of wild game to hunt corruptions. The desire he felt to erase them from existence whenever he neared one did not lessen one bit during that time, though he became better at resisting the urge to rush in. Luna was his companion during that decade, at first because she seemed to need his protection and he could not in good conscience abandon her, and later because she became a genuine asset in hunting the corruptions he so loathed.

[Edited by Benjmn on Thursday, October 11, 2007 3:46 PM]

[Edited by Benjmn on Thursday, October 11, 2007 3:47 PM]

Propaganda
10/13/2007 1:20 AM

Good stuff, Benjmn.

Shigetomo, could you expand a bit on your character's background? Other than its length everything is in order.

Shigetomo
10/13/2007 10:13 AM

Ill do it later

Propaganda
10/14/2007 7:30 AM

I should have the thread up tomorrow, or if I have time, tonight.

Propaganda
10/15/2007 10:39 AM

The thread is up and running. Go, quickly!

ZombieKiller13
10/15/2007 11:38 AM

Is it too late to join? I think I might be interested since I think Lights Out died on me.

LunaMaria
10/16/2007 8:50 AM

What the hell who died where, I'm still waiting for you to post fool,

Yeah we do need more people for it reawaken the interest post as more people are around, but its not dead yet.... is it?

ZombieKiller13
10/16/2007 10:05 AM

lol I thought it was your turn to post sorry. I'll go do that now.

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