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. It's history a long one from the xenophobic notions of Xenon that brought on such a genocidal act but in this controversy laid the ground work for the paradise to come. From there it would fall into the hands of the Supreme Chancellor, who eventually would fall to the hands of Ivana. When Ivana steeped down the position of the newly appointed Shogun went to Rafael Romeiro who by his side was Alexandra Ashworth a dedicated member of the mutant forces. Now as Rafael steps down from the limelight it falls upon Alex to take up the role.
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 and the rare mineral resource. With this the providence has grown in image and commerce, though to this date it's reserves of vibranium has been in small quantity. Especially now under the guidance of Alex, knowing that the mineral in high quantity could be used in a measure that could come back to bite them. As it stands while they deal with a luxurious resource and that generates the most of their net worth the region has tried to place a focus on mutant benefiting business. Where the smallest to largest of unique abilities can replicate better business methods then in some cases entire buildings filled with staff might.
As the stronghold for mutants it is ruled by the strongest for only the strong can protect the mutant race in a hostile world. Though in recent times some mutants have begun to question if that mentality has remained entirely true.
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 some would say. Although the Supreme Chancellor did take up leadership he was without a doubt a far cry from the legendary Xenon. Eventually it attracted the attention of Ivana, a Strigidae and twenty third of her rank however. 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.
After some time the dust had settled. The remains of the dead have been removed from the streets and Ivana of the Strigidae death cult had 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, they would rule in different ways.
Ivana had imported her own supporters into the country and placed them in key positions to solidify her grasp on the country and reward those who had served her faithfully. Which indirectly removed the power the telepathic and telekinetic Venezuela Elites had. Once more it has turned on it's head no longer dedicated to the war oriented ways of those before. Such business also oriented more at keeping the peace then drumming up further schism between mutant and man.
Where the past were far more militant Alex had stayed true to her more black ops soldier oriented roots of operating. Now known to the general public and from such generating some controversy the current holder of the kingdom claiming knife that had taken the Chancellor's life was and to this day still is a member of Maverick. She had chosen to chose the side of mutants and fight even alongside Ivana, however it was also to keep an eye out on what might come next. Realizing that more efforts to expand the great devide between the races would do nothing beyond further harm and endangerment. For this reason Alex is both a revered but controversial leader, clearly having been here from the start for mutant kind, but also because she had doubts of the methods of Ivana and Xenon who were legendary in status. Some go so far as to say that if Alex didn't have the knife that ended the Chancellor she might have been cut down already.
Nowadays the primary mutant army as it were is a collection of loyalists to the ideals of unified squad tactics and protecting mutant kind. From all walks of life these mutants consists of a variety of mutations from the mundane to those that stand out. And on a regular basis they've been trained to mold abilities, with weaponry, and squad formation. The ideal Elite Squad being a small team that be they armed with the latest collaboration of vibranium arms and Maverick technology, or down to just say the scavenged tools of orcs could hold there own. Often when they go into missions however they will chose to dawn a mask of some kind. This while not to Alex's liking necessarily falls back to a more cold approach to what they do. When the Elite acts it isn't the action of a man but of a mutant or to be more exact of mutants. As some operations may be more touchy then others however this Alex knows may lead to radical reactions once again. Traces of fear in the general public linger thinking that while they love their troops one op gone wrong might draw some unwanted attention that may disrupt the current peace.
Perhaps the biggest difference between the Shogunate then and now however is the current stance on humans. As it stands right now no human is likely to live in the Shogunate. Visitors who come by for any form a stay likely only allowed because of a higher status. Although the "lesser species" is allowed into the city. Though they are watched like hawks they are allowed to come through. More troubling however to some mutants is the presence of shanty towns along the walls. After the mutant Azrael assisted the people of a dying city she had to be banished for her thermonuclear ways. As the Shogunate lost its nuclear ace however Alex granted the radioactive reaper's request of letting even the non mutants have a place here. Thus the upheaval of past restrictions, though after banning a mutant and opening the doors to humans some have begun to question the new Shogun.
- No major destruction without asking me. I don't mean you can't break into the country and explode some buildings or something but if you want to destroy an entire town or something like that you should PM me and ask if its alright. I'd recommend at this time PMing @arenaceus_ as thats the closest to a main right now.
- I might add more to this at any time, I'll try to say if I do though.
- Any mutant can become a citizen or travel freely through Venezuela. Any human can visit but likely will be frisked and under constant surveillance.
- Humans while no longer outlawed here are feared and weary of. Venezuela has a lot of technology devoted to detecting them. Though devising ways around this is fine.
- If you're gonna post in this thread you do have to sell my NPC's. And me. And each other, should you fight here. So keep that in mind.
- Have a good time!
- A large amount of credit of course goes to Xenon and LL so even if you cant respect my work respect theres that made this doable :P