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.
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.