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#1 Edited by Huntington_Family (14 posts) - - Show Bio

The Mutant Nation – A History

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Venezuela. Once a deteriorating socialist experiment, turned the plaything of powers beyond the grasp of mortal men. In the hands of humans it burned. In the hands of mutants it arose. All humans exiled or dead, a paradise built by mutants, for mutants.

Deep under the black soil of the Venezuelan forests mutants found vast reserves of vibranium. Wealth and power undreamed of poured into their hands. Overnight Venezuela became a global power which demanded respect for its mutant populace through strength.

As the stronghold for mutants it is ruled by the strongest for only the strong can protect the mutant race in a hostile world.

The first ruler was Xenon, King through his martial prowess and telepathic might. However he vanished, presumed dead.

For months Venezuela drifted, rudderless and leaderless until it attracted the attention of Ivana, a Strigidae and twenty third of her rank. Gathering her allies and a coalition of mercenaries she struck, slaying her only rival with a single knife throw and seizing the kingdom, though at a terrible cost; her eyesight.

Now the dust has settled. The remains of the dead have been removed from the streets and Ivana of the Strigidae death cult has ascended to her place on the throne.

Venezuela has undergone seismic changes at the top. Though Xenon and Ivana were similar in many ways, such as their burning contempt for humanity, however they also rule in different ways.

Ivana has imported her own supporters into the country and placed them in key positions to solidify her grasp on the country and reward those who have served her faithfully.

The Huntington Monarchy

House of Huntington
House of Huntington

Following the Strigidae’s abdication of the Venezuelan throne, the mutant nation developed its own electoral system in hopes of forming a democratic state. This optimistic dream led to internal political war not unlike many modern countries. The mutant abilities of those sparring for power wreaked havoc over the nation’s population, calling yet again for a change in its political style. This led to the rise of the Huntington Monarchy.

History tells of the genetic dominance of the Huntington Family throughout Old World as well as modern history. Their unmatched x-gene potential has cemented them as gods among humans and mutants alike. This paired with their present-day activism for mutant affairs made them a unanimous choice for Venezuela’s first royal family.

The monarchy is governed by the head of the Huntington patriarch, Alaric Huntington, his wife (Emma), and their four children (Valerie, Jordan K., Adriana, Liam), who act as the ruling political family for the nation. They are aided in affairs regarding the nation’s interests by similarly well-regarded mutant elites, many of which are extended Huntington family members.

Alaric is rarely seen or heard from as head of the monarchy, allowing for his eldest child, Valerie, to serve as the acting ruler of the nation and face of the mutant people.

Isla Olympus

"Island of the Gods"

After assuming reign over Venezuela, the Huntington Family took residence on a small island off the coast of Venezuela. The citizens of Venezuela titled the island “Isla Olympus”, in regard to the native Spanish language of the country as well as the godlike reputation of the Huntingtons. The family built an estate to house their family and staff, which is surrounded by a small city-state of mutant citizens.

Isla Olympus is considered the capital of Venezuela and is where all political engagements or ceremonies are held. It is heavily guarded from various forms of attack by both technological defenses as well as the mutant abilities of its armed forces. Its remote location and the unpredictable ocean tides surrounding it also make the journey to reach it a difficult one.

The island's architecture pays tribute to the Gothic Spanish style but has been constructed with the usage of modern material. This balance of a classic design and futuristic execution gives it the beautiful aesthetic of a modern paradise. The island's tropic climate breeds vibrant flora and fauna to enhance its utopian appeal.

The New Age

A New Era
A New Era

The Huntington Monarchy has kept many laws instated by the Shogunate to make the political transition a smooth one. Several of these include strict regulations on the acquisition of rare and invaluable vibranium. They have also presented many new policies designed to protect and expand the rights of the mutant population. They seek to broaden the Shogunate’s vision for Venezuela by using their international political influence to make mutant society accepted worldwide.

The largest shift in political affairs has been the Huntingtons’ interest in a strong military state. They believe this essential in proving to the world that Venezuela and all mutants should be regarded with respect as a political presence. The Huntingtons’ vision for Venezuela is a nation leading the world in medical, technological, and military capabilities in order to maintain a utopia without an equal.

I think we all know the rules. This is a rough OP so prepare for possible future changes.

PM with any questions.

Enjoy as you will.

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#2 Posted by Rosso (2771 posts) - - Show Bio
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#3 Posted by Musa_Bashir (864 posts) - - Show Bio
Fiah!
Fiah!

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#4 Posted by The_Shogun (4802 posts) - - Show Bio
The mutant dynasty lives on. Hail the new queen. (Love the thread. Beautiful.)
The mutant dynasty lives on. Hail the new queen. (Love the thread. Beautiful.)

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#5 Posted by Apex_ (1071 posts) - - Show Bio
looks good
looks good

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#6 Posted by Tessa_Callahan (1555 posts) - - Show Bio

It’s so beautiful 😍

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#7 Posted by Grimmwald (2129 posts) - - Show Bio

Lovely.

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#8 Posted by Charlemagne (7209 posts) - - Show Bio

Mutants
Mutants
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#9 Posted by Valerie_Huntington (5011 posts) - - Show Bio
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#10 Posted by Valerie_Huntington (5011 posts) - - Show Bio

Thanks for the love everyone!

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#11 Edited by Feral Nova (57236 posts) - - Show Bio

O____O THE HUNTINGTONS ARE BACK!?

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#12 Posted by Alpha_Dog (1043 posts) - - Show Bio

@charlemagne:

Does this dude ever die? Lol
Does this dude ever die? Lol

Call me. When Dog kills 'em, they stay dead, if they know what's good fer 'em. ;)

Diggin' this, though!

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#13 Posted by Naomi_Delacour (55 posts) - - Show Bio

I forgot this character is Valerie's second cousin on her mother's side

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#14 Posted by Musa_Bashir (864 posts) - - Show Bio
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#15 Posted by Valerie_Huntington (5011 posts) - - Show Bio

@musa_bashir:

Mystique. Check her forum posts for a post in the random facts thread.

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#16 Posted by Musa_Bashir (864 posts) - - Show Bio
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#17 Posted by Valerie_Huntington (5011 posts) - - Show Bio

@musa_bashir:

Haha I figured that process would be too boring for you ;p

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#18 Posted by Musa_Bashir (864 posts) - - Show Bio
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#20 Posted by Rosso (2771 posts) - - Show Bio

Main question: Is being openly human still (a) outlawed and (b) punishable by death?

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#21 Posted by Skysword (76 posts) - - Show Bio

-in other news the Huntington family has been sworn in as the monarchy of the mutant state, Venezuela. The royal family dwells in the Isla Olympus, found off the eastern shore. This private island is distinct for it's unique architecture as well as the beautiful greenery that flourishes in the Venezuelan south american climate.

The move brings an end to months of public unrest and speculation about a coup or military dictatorship and tensions in south america are winding down as the specter of civil war fades away.

Headed by the secretive Alaric Huntington the government's public face thus far has been the glamorous Valerie Huntington, eldest daughter of the patriarch.

The technopath paused the TV on the picture of Valerie with a mental command.

"Meet the new boss." She checked her uniform in the mirror. Black jacket with gold trim, belt with a number of tools and gadgets and a sidearm. Her blonde hair was kept in check with the prototype goggles she borrowed from science division.

The mutant glanced back at the picture of Valerie. "Way different from the old boss."

Then she walked across the lobby to the receptionist. "Hey, Justina Sabeen. Uh huh. Yeah. Project lead on Odin. Look under Skysword. Yeah. Yeah that's me. Anyway.. I was hoping I could talk to Ms Huntington." She ran a hand through her hair. "What's it about? I just want to know if I still have a job." She shrugged, then went and had a seat.

Time to wait and hope for the best.

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#22 Posted by Rosso (2771 posts) - - Show Bio

@skysword: If she doesn't, she could always go into business with me.

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#23 Posted by Skysword (76 posts) - - Show Bio

@rosso: I'll keep that in mind. Are you a mutant?

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#25 Posted by The_Stray (51 posts) - - Show Bio

@skysword: I'm a mutant! I'm a mutant!

Umm...this job doesn't require any special skills, does it?

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#26 Posted by Clara Mass (8737 posts) - - Show Bio

my favorite girly is back. maybe we can dance again sometime soon.

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#27 Edited by Skysword (76 posts) - - Show Bio

@rosso: It means I only work with other mutants. #MutantsFirst

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#28 Posted by Skysword (76 posts) - - Show Bio

@the_stray: One or two, yeah. But I'm sure there's a place for you in our homeland.

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#29 Posted by The_Stray (51 posts) - - Show Bio

@skysword: I know which restaurants don't lock their grease dumpsters at night!

...okay, it's really hard to make that skill seem useful, but it is, I swear!

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#30 Posted by Alpha_Dog (1043 posts) - - Show Bio

@valerie_huntington:

Dog wasn't one for subtlety in the first place, and he was feeling in a particularly unsubtle mood. This was a detour, a distraction from his hunt, and as such it tried his decidedly limited patience. Still, it was necessary. It was insurance.

He stalked across the lobby with an air of purpose that dared anyone to get in his way. Approaching the receptionist desk, he brought his heavy palms down on its surface with enough force that the shock caused the nearest receptionist to drop her phone. "I'm makin' an appointment with the boss lady. Fer right now."

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#31 Posted by Hawkshade (3269 posts) - - Show Bio
Hidden in this land lay clues to the one mystery that I must solve.
Hidden in this land lay clues to the one mystery that I must solve.

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#32 Posted by Valerie_Huntington (5011 posts) - - Show Bio

@alpha_dog:

"And what of threats from beyond our planet? It was not too long ago the Liafador family and Spain went to war with Asgard, a realm unknown to the majority of the human population. Can Venezuela stand a war against immortal enemies without the necessary vibranium?" said a man donning a deep burgundy suit and cape, which was entirely black save for its hood resembling the fur of a snow leopard.

"While not entirely misguided, Dante, darling, your suggestion presents more problems than solutions. Our production levels of vibranium are at a delicate balance in order to maintain its value. An excess of vibranium in the market also threatens our control over whose hands it may fall into," the White Queen responded to her youngest brother with poised self-command. "The Liafador feud with the Asgardians was of a personal nature, not political. But if you feel diplomatic ties must be ensured, I can enlist Selene to accompany you to the home of the gods." Her brother nodded his head in approval as Valerie adjusted the snow white collar of her own fur trimmed cape.

A pair of elevator doors parted and the Huntington heirs stepped out to the main floor of the corporate building. Instantly, their attention was seized by the sight of a brutish man gripping a receptionist by her throat at the lobby's front desk.

Valerie stepped toward the man with an unaffected grace, while, beside her, Dante's figure lifted off the floor to speed through the air in the same direction. In his hand a silver light materialized into a supple double edged sword.

"I suggest you reconsider," Dante spoke, the point of his blade pointed at the man on the ground below him. Several paces back Valerie watched her brother, ready to intervene should the need arise.

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#33 Posted by AmericanValor_ (109 posts) - - Show Bio

val around? don't mind if...make a scene :)

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#34 Posted by Alpha_Dog (1043 posts) - - Show Bio

@valerie_huntington:

Dog glanced up at Dante as he spoke. His smile never wavered, and neither did his grip on the receptionist's throat. "Reconsider what, shiny? My life choices? Ma always wanted me to be a doctor."

His gaze strayed past Dante at that moment, however, and caught sight of Val. "Ah, there ya are." he unceremoniously dropped the struggling receptionist, who landed back behind her desk in such a way that sent writing utensils and a phone clattering across the lobby floors. "Was hopin' I wouldn't have to make too much noise to get yer attention; I ain't got a lot o' time to spare. We need to talk." He glanced around the lobby. "Someplace with less pryin' eyes and curious ears."

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#35 Posted by Valerie_Huntington (5011 posts) - - Show Bio

@alpha_dog:

Dante's stoic expression didn't waver at the man's attempted humor. His eyes remained keen as the stranger dropped his victim in response to sighting Valerie. The youngest Huntington paid no attention to the woman gasping for air below him.

Valerie's languid stride came to a halt several paces away from the intruder. Her icy gaze surmised the man before her in only a few moments, leaving the mutant madonna unimpressed as she ran her fingers delicately through tousles of light gold hair.

"I can assure you, coming to my place of business, unannounced, and causing a disturbance is not the way to seek an audience with me," she said frigidly. "But if you find yourself to be worthy of my time, I'll give you the chance to prove it. Dante, if you would, please," she continued with a casual wave of her hand.

A grin spread over Dante's face. In a swift motion, faster than the peak of human capability, he raised his sword before bringing it down in diagonal motion to cut from the man's should down to his opposite hip.

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#37 Posted by Tessa_Callahan (1555 posts) - - Show Bio

OMG IS VAL POSTING????????????

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#40 Posted by Tessa_Callahan (1555 posts) - - Show Bio

@amora: Please stop abandoning me

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#44 Posted by Alpha_Dog (1043 posts) - - Show Bio

@valerie_huntington:

Dog was fast. This guy was faster.

His sword was also clearly vibranium (no real surprise, seeing where they were), and would make short work of any armor. Only the fact that Dog's bodysuit was itself a vibranium weave slowed the blade at all, its blow sinking deeply into his thick shoulder rather than completely bisecting him. The feral mutant snarled in pain and rising rage.

If he wasn't as quick as his enemy, though, he was plenty strong. His uninjured arm shot out and gripped the heavy receptionist's desk, flipping it almost effortlessly at Dante. "What part o' me not havin' time fer muckin' around do ya not get, shiney? Or is this country already forgettin' the folks that helped take it?"

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#45 Posted by Valerie_Huntington (5011 posts) - - Show Bio

@alpha_dog:

Dante hadn’t expected his strike to fall short. Moving quickly to pull his sword free from where it had stopped in the man’s shoulder, he was too slow to evade the desk hurtling toward him. The furniture burst into pieces upon colliding against the Huntington highborn’s body, the force strong enough to send him flying back through the air. His body spiraled toward Valerie, who sheathed her body in a diamond skin within a flinch of movement. Dante struck his sister with a loud crack, before falling to the floor at her feet.

“Enough of this nonsense, before the two of you destroy everything in here,” the White Queen demanded with cold authority.

Dante rose to his feet, rubbing his head.

“A softer catch next time would be appreciated,” he groaned, which Valerie ignored. He took his place standing beside her as every scratch and bruise on his body healed themselves in a matter of moments.

Folding her arms haughtily over her chest, Valerie leveled the man with an arctic gaze.

“Who are you, and what have you come here for? And before you waste any more of my time, know I’m much less forgiving than my younger brother.”

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#46 Edited by Alpha_Dog (1043 posts) - - Show Bio

@valerie_huntington:

“Enough of this nonsense, before the two of you destroy everything in here,”

Dog grimaced as he held a hand to his mangled shoulder. That was gonna ache in the morning. He had to give the shiny one some credit though; apparently he healed as quickly as he moved. His own injury was still bleeding, but at least the arterial spray had ceased; that always made conversation awkward.

"Me?" Dog feigned a hurt expression, which was something that he was very, very bad at. "I helped put this damn country in mutant hands, and ya don't even know my name? Yer obviously the less forgivin' one; ya already cut me deeper." He chuckled, dropping the act as he rummaged in his pocket with his functional hand. "I'm the Alpha Dog. Just Dog, to most. And I'm here to give ya this." He produced a small thumb drive and unceremoniously tossed it to Val. "That's data I nicked from the MRF. Profiles. Some mutant, some just meta." His shaggy brows narrowed. "All gone missin'."

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#47 Posted by Hawkshade (3269 posts) - - Show Bio
Infiltrates to steal a recording of their conversation
Infiltrates to steal a recording of their conversation

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#48 Edited by Alaricus_ (7 posts) - - Show Bio
"They did not deserve to exist in this world--in my world."

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#49 Posted by Valerie_Huntington (5011 posts) - - Show Bio

@valerie_huntington:

“Enough of this nonsense, before the two of you destroy everything in here,”

Dog grimaced as he held a hand to his mangled shoulder. That was gonna ache in the morning. He had to give the shiny one some credit though; apparently he healed as quickly as he moved. His own injury was still bleeding, but at least the arterial spray had ceased; that always made conversation awkward.

"Me?" Dog feigned a hurt expression, which was something that he was very, very bad at. "I helped put this damn country in mutant hands, and ya don't even know my name? Yer obviously the less forgivin' one; ya already cut me deeper." He chuckled, dropping the act as he rummaged in his pocket with his functional hand. "I'm the Alpha Dog. Just Dog, to most. And I'm here to give ya this." He produced a small thumb drive and unceremoniously tossed it to Val. "That's data I nicked from the MRF. Profiles. Some mutant, some just meta." His shaggy brows narrowed. "All gone missin'."

Valerie's eyebrows furrowed with annoyance in response to the man's endless sarcasm. She caught the small piece of technology thrown at her, turning it over several times in her hand to ensure it posed no threat. The White Queen took a moment to consider the information the Alpha Dog had presented her.

"I'll admit, Mutt," she misnamed him with haughty intent, "this is of value to me. Relax for a moment as this may feel strange."

Valerie equipped her telepathic mastery to manipulate the Dog's nervous system with the intent of speeding up his white blood cell. In a matter of seconds his wounded shoulder had healed itself.

"I apologize for my family's behavior today. But surely you understand our distrust in security, given our position," Valerie spoke with the grace and integrity of a leader. She stepped closer to the Alpha Dog, a genuine curiosity in her pale blue eyes. "You seem to take a personal interest in the welfare of mutants. I believe we can be of use to each other, Mutt."

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#50 Posted by Alpha_Dog (1043 posts) - - Show Bio

@valerie_huntington:

"Huh." Dog flexed his restored shoulder as the hypercharged healing finished its work. "That's handy. Gotta watch creepin' around in here, though," he tapped the side of his cranium with one clawed finger, "there's stuff of there that most folks wouldn't wanna see. As fer me," he continued, ignoring her new nickname for him, "I could give a damn about the 'welfare o' mutants,' if not fer the fact that I am one. Same way I have a 'personal interest' in a plane that I happen to be flyin' on."

He regarded her for several long, uncomfortable moments. "Ya know, I wasn't sure ya were hard enough to take over after the Shogun ghosted on us, but ya got some steel in ya. Ya ever need bloody work done, gimme a call. I ain't makin' any promises, but we'll talk."