Tide of Rage
The tide of conflict between the humans and mutants had been building since Charlemagne secured passage of the Registration Act in the spring of 2013. The initial response to the passage of the bill was a super hero civil war. Brother turned against brother, hero against hero and villain against villain. The damage was catastrophic. Entire super hero teams were caught up in the battle and several were never heard from again.
NYC was invaded by a group of Arcani mutants who did untold millions in damages and destroyed the base of the 'Capekillers', an army unit specializing in anti-meta tactics and equipment.
Later the small Latin American country of Venezuela would be torn apart by a succession of invaders, both human and mutant, each fighting for control of the nation’s destiny.
Stark (now President Stark) would lead Enforcers on a quest to enforce the Registration Act. Unquestioned authority and the raw power of the world’s most titanic powerhouses characterized their reign. The mutant world lived in terror, buried under the shadow of their unquestionable might. Eventually a counter force arose, a group known only as the Renegades, a motley collection of mutants and freedom fighters from around the world who gathered under Amaranth's banner to strike back. Both teams battered each other with unrelenting violence. The Enforcers brought the sledgehammer of their unmitigated might down upon the Renegades who responded with remorseless guerrilla warfare. The conflict was as brutal as the world had ever seen and both teams collapsed.
Internally the mutant world was often in turmoil, with conflicts over leadership often turning violent and occasionally spilling into the street. The Hellfire War was one such conflict. The two Queens, Valarie and Alexandra, came into conflict over leadership of the Hellfire Club and its innumerable resources. In the end both Alexandra and her principle ally, Andy Summers, would be slain by Amaranth, and his ally. Valarie would assume control over the Hellfire Club which she rules with an iron fist to this day.
In times that are more recent the mutant world would suffer numerous setbacks. Charlemagne nearly wiped out the Arashikage and even seized their island for a time. The Knightfall clan and Amaranth would descend into violence, dragging their allies into a clash over offended honor and nearly killing Quintus. Charlemagne would even slay Andres Knightfall, prompting Amaranth to declare the time for waiting was over; time for war had arrived.
For the last month the Arcani have been gathering their allies, smoothing over their internal decisions and marshaling their resources. Today the time for preparation is over. Today they strike.
Gothic City, long the scourge of of America, is their target.
Amaranth's Address to Mutantkind
"My brothers and sisters I will not take up much of your time for there is not much time left. Almost a month ago I called upon you to gather your arms and your courage. I called upon you to make yourselves ready and to prepare. The time for perpetration is now over. It is now the time for action.
There may be some of you who find your courage insufficient for the task at hand. Or perhaps you, in your emotionless calculations, have decided to 'sit this one out'. To those of you who would rather live in terror than face your fears I say: Go. Return to your homes. Lock your doors and bar your windows. I would not bleed in your company.
To those of you who stand shoulder to shoulder with me I welcome you. Some of your bodies may fall but your spirits will stand tall in the eternity of history. Those of us who survive will count themselves honored to have known you. Our children will hear the respect in our voices at the sound of your name. The great grandchildren of cowards will not know their names but the brave few will be remembered forever.
Those who survive will carry the memories of their deeds for all of their days. When you look into the eyes of your fellow mutants they will know, and you will know, that on this day you fought for them. Whether you are good or evil, strong or weak, great or small for one day you were something more. For one day you could not be stopped. For one day you stood among the giants of history as an equal. For one day you looked the leviathan of humanity in the eye and said 'No'.
I call upon you to join me in accomplishing the impossible. I call upon you to join me in seizing Gothic City. Let us wrest it from the claws of the American dragon and show the world that we are more than a circus side show. Let us show them our strength. Strength enough to take an entire city away from the most powerful nation on earth. Let us show them we have the wisdom to do more than be ruled, let us show them we can rule justly, fairly and most of all effectively.
Stand with me and let us seize the reigns of our own destiny."
CVnU: All CVnU rules apply.
Empire Rules: This is an attempt to take over an unclaimed territory to make an empire. The CoE has already voted to waive the three day waiting period as the owner of the location thread and the invader are the same person.
Open RPG. That means anyone can join. You don't need to ask for premission, just post whatever you like.
Freestyle: All posting styles are welcomed. Long post, short post, interaction posts, first person, third person.. write your posts in whatever style you like. This thread also serves as the IC and OOC thread both.
No Power Restrictions: The Gothic City thread is generally closed to high powered characters but this thread is not. This event is perfect for high powered characters and they are welcomed here.
Temporary Location: This is a temporary location thread. It will replace the Gothic City thread until the event is over. For that duration the Gothic City thread will be locked.
Amaranth and his allies are invading Gothic City, attempting to turn it over. If they win it will become an Arcani empire, if they lose it will remain unchanged.