Shadow Wars: Gothic City (OOC)

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Shadow War: Gothic City

Venezuela was surrounded by enemies. Human extremists. Legions of 'heroes' who objected to the Shogunate's brutal actions against humans. Economic alliances who feared the wealth brought by the sale of vibranium. Like wolves they circled the house of the mutant, seeking weakness, seeking an opportunity to devour the fledgling mutant nation.

Together they had imposed brutal economic sanctions on the Shogunate. The sale of vibranium had kept the nation alive, however recently a coalition of heroes, renegades and assassins had unleashed a savage assault upon the nations financial system. Billions of dollars were erased from the Venezuelan stock market. Billions more were removed from Venezuelan accounts, stolen by a computer virus so advanced even the brilliant mutant minds of the Shogunate could barely begin to comprehend it.

Its armed forces had been depleted in losses protecting the mutants of Tokyo and Paris from the depredations of the ruthless villain Darkchild and the cunning opportunists of the Wildcards. Only the Shogun's private army, the Orochi Clan, had saved the nation from collapsing into chaos.

But the Shogunate was wounded. Bleeding, weakened and surrounded by enemies the Shogun knew she must strike decisively to open trade routes for her nations vibranium or face economic collapse, disaster and the death of the mutant dream.

Gothic was that route. Thousands of pounds of drugs pass through its ports weekly. Human trafficking. Arms smuggling. Gothic was the center of a vast web of vice that spread across the globe. A web controlled by a dozen spiders fighting for territory; the crime bosses.

Ivana seeks to slay those spiders and take their place upon the web. To seize control of Gothic's mafia families, gangs, and criminal syndicates. This would grant her a stranglehold on the Gothic underworld.. and free reign to sell vibranium to every supervillan, decadent billionaire and rogue state that with the cash.

In one fell swoop she could become the most powerful figure in the global black market and staunch the Shogunate's economic bleeding, liberating her nation from the global tyranny of tariffs and sanctions.

Rules

This is an open RP.
There is an IC thread and an OOC thread.
Normal CVnU rules apply.
Please try to fit with the theme and feel of the event.
The OP is Ivana sizing control of one crime family but Gothic is so overrun with crime that its underworld has many such families, as well as gangs, syndicates and triads along with nearly anything else you can imagine. The RP will be Ivana and her allies attempting to take control of the other major groups of organized crime and the heroes or opposing villains trying to stop her.

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Nice. Definitely joining this.

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#3  Edited By The_Shogun
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Oh yes....

So much effin' yes.

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#5  Edited By LunaHawk

@the_shogun:

How can I help? (as Katraya of course). Her skills include killing and murder.

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@lunahawk: From what I understand she's kinda a powerhouse. Unless a good powerhouse joins maaaaybe she should sit this one out to keep the theme and tone of 'underworld conflict' intact.

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@lunahawk: Feel free to join with Luna or Solar though! They'd be perfect.

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Oh f*ck.

Which side am I on again?

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@the_shogun:

Luna would. Solar is also a White Lantern, a bit above the power level you're thinking =).

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@the_shogun: I have too. I remember I asked around the time I joined, but we never got to it. And I've been wanting to get this character involved in something signifigant.

And I also get to fight friggin' ninjas. This is like a triple whammie for me.

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I feel like I wanna tackle each of the problems mentioned in the OP.

I can do it.

Probably won't be joining this, but good luck. I'm only fooling. I just wanted to see how it felt to say that. I'll probably be in if I can help it.

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#15  Edited By The_Shogun

@rosso said:

Probably won't be joining this, but good luck

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That gif gets me every time.

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#18  Edited By Alpha_Dog
@rosso said:

That gif gets me every time.

I'll get ya this time.

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@alpha_dog: You should apologize for even dreaming of that.

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@cutthroatbitch: I don't apologize, and my dream will become yer nightmare.

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Oooooooh

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@_vex_: You don't even have to ask! Welcome :-)

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@cutthroatbitch: Now don't go thinkin' that; it'll make it too easy fer me.

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I'd like to be a part of this. I'll have a post out soon!

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@alpha_dog: What else is there? I mean, if I don't give my wannabe enemies a handicap, it's just not fair.

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#30  Edited By Jack_

@the_shogun: Thanks. I've posted; feels good to have an excuse to use a relatively weak but badass character.

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@the_shogun: lemme know what you think. I kinda turned Envy into a sidekick without knowing it lol

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@_envy_: Hah! Well, every Magneto needs a Mystique.

@jack_: Now those are handy powers. Probably makes it tough to hold down a job though.

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Also, all heroes (or anyone else who wants to) is free to say they've discovered our dastardly plot if that helps.

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@the_shogun: I think the majority of my "arc" will be his investigation of the events going on in the thread.

I'm also considering bringing Shootout into this, but I'm not a fan of having two or more of my characters involved in the same story. What do you think?

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@jack_: Yeah, Shootout would be perfect. I'm not super picky, I just want to avoid superman and captain marvel going all 'For Great Justice!' in something that's suppose to have more of the tone of Court of Owls and Shadowland.

@_vex_: LOL!

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I have a question, is the League tied to this? Because I sense some team drama happening after this.

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@_nox_: Well, only in that Ivana is a member of the League. She didn't tell anyone in the League about it or anything because she sees it as Shogunate business, not League business. Of course the League just might see it differently ~__^

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@_nox_: *cough*Traitor*cough*

@the_shogun: Your'e laughing, but I'm sitting here thinking of a better comparison....

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@the_shogun: Here's what I'm thinking: Shootout is involved directly in the events of the RP, and the Rumor is on the outskirts, providing a different viewpoint.

His powers can make character interaction difficult. I only realized this after making him like half a year ago...

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#41  Edited By The_Shogun

@_vex_: Lets hear it lol.

@jack_: That makes sense. I'll work with you however you want to include them.

Oh yeah lol, a power that makes someone forget you might be kinda complex to RP.

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All in!
All in!

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@alpha_dog: .....You make me want to bring Vex into this

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@the_shogun: Got the trunk full of it! >:)

@_vex_: Let's be honest; you wanted to bring him in anyways. ;)

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@the_shogun: Every Fem-shep needs a Garrus? Every Dagger needs a Cloak? That's all I got :/

@alpha_dog: True, but your post carelessly discarding Gothic citizens was pulling at my moral strings lol. If only he weren't already...occupied lol

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@_vex_: Garrus was pretty cool!

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#48  Edited By Alpha_Dog

@_vex_: *plows a stolen 18-wheeler through a residential district*

>:P

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@alpha_dog: God damn it....

@the_shogun: I'm a Jack fan without a doubt. Garrus was cool, but he wasn't rocker tatted like her :P

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@_vex_: Flatterer hehee. Yeah Jack was great. I liked using her and Grunt in the second game. Maximum physical power up front with the shotgun and charge and maximum biotic power in the back smashing and disrupting everything.

Zaeed was one of my all time favorites though. I loved his voice and how gritty he was.