The Information Brokers (OOC)

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Bladewind
The Information Brokers

In the giant "Metropolis", the last city existing on earth, politics have become more violent than ever. Many different politicians try to gain control of Metropolis and only few resort to words to gain control. Assassinations are everyday, assassins can be found for even the most difficult kills. But a new politician has entered the stage. "Prolocutor" as he calls himself seeks to use no violence at all. That's something unheard of in Metropolis for, well since it's founding. But he knows that he can't win fairly. But he won't betray his little promise.

This is where the players come in. They are information brokers, hired by Prolocutor to blackmail and trick the opposition. There is only one rule: no violence.

Metropolis: Imagine Coruscant from SW. The upper levels are for the rich and the ground is crawling with criminals trying to make it upwards even a few inches.

Metrpolis' Citizens: The criminal underworld is big. In the lower levels pretty much everyone is criminal and gangs rule. But in the upper levels criminals are less obvious although people are just as corrupt. You ask why they aren't as open about their crimes? The AI simply known as the Watcher has a whole army of robots under it's control to keep scum from illegaly making their way upwards and keeping order in the skies. That is why blackmail is so useful, once somebody's crimes are revealed they might as well take a leap from their skyscrapers.

Player Chars: I'm working on a CS but here's roundabout info. There will be all kinds of informats. Computer wizzes, undercover spies etc. But there'll also be men and women of action Sabotage Specialists, bodyguards etc.

The way it will be played: the players will choose one of the many roles that they can fill (working on a list). This RP will be more focused on teamwork and character development than fast-paced action. I like to dose explosions and the like very carefully to make sure that they improve the tension instead of turning this thing into some rambo RP where people just leap from one boom to another one. Depending on the role (I'm working on a system that will keep everybody working together without limiting choice of designation) the experience will defer quite a bit.

I will just say that I'm undercover as a securityguard while starry is the computer wizz and MadMel is a saboteur armed with an explosive. In this case starry is the "narrator" because she has hacked the security cams. She'll inform me and MadMel on dangers. My job is then to distract other, real, security men from whatever MadMel is doing while he sneaks around and avoids everybody. Get what I mean?

CS:
Name:
Gender:
Age:
Appearance:
Area: (Information Collector, Blackmailer, Saboteur)
Specialization: Hacker (IC/S), Undercover Agent (IC/B/S), Explosives Expert (S), Spy (IC), Graffiti Artist (B/S), Messenger (IC/B/S), Bodyguard (Special Class)

The Areas are your general "education" so you can do anything from your chosen area. Specializations are where you excel (a specialized hacker acting as an undercover agent will be detected faster than a specialized undercover agent).

Phoenix3068
Can you give a bit of an explanation on the specialties?

MadMel
How many characters?

I plan on making 2.

Also - what phoenix said s well. stick out tongue

Bladewind
I thought the names covered it pretty well. ^^' Well here goes:

Hacker:
Hacks into security systems and will either be narrating, having hacked into the cameras or is in the thick of it to get rid of enemy robots.

Undercover Agent:
Takes the disguise of somebody, anybody. Be it a security guard or an ambassador. Will mostly be distracting real people from other agents' presence.

Explosives Expert:
Blows up shit after sneaking in or getting smuggled in.

Spy:
Sneaks into buildings that are about to become subject of an operation. They find out what a Undercover Agent should take as a disguise, where the Explosives Expert should plant the bomb etc.

Graffiti Artist:
Smears walls with anti-something partially to distract guards and partially to quickly spread certain things under the general populace.

Messenger:
A innocent name for a blackmailer whose speciality it is to put people under pressure or keep someone distracted with words.

Bodyguard:
Apart from protecting Prolocutor, bodyguards also escort agents in and out of danger zones.

MadMel
Hope you'll forgive me, but I'm back to using Gaia for my appearances. wink

Also, I never got an answer on how many character I can have, so I'll make 2 anyway.

Also, do we do bios, or are you leaving that part out deliberately?

Name: Julius Clarke
Gender: Male
Age: 23
Appearance: http://3.bp.blogspot.com/_q--69tEDclc/SdpEkT7xMNI/AAAAAAAADJw/faGVWUTAby0/s320/ajaa-klavier-gavin-objection.jpg
Area: Information Collector
Specialization: Spy

Name: Ross Gallo
Gender: Male
Age: 30
Appearance: http://img577.imageshack.us/img577/8376/tek66ae300.png
Area: spec.
Specialization: bodyguard.

starryknight
Name: Ash Sync
Gender: Male
Age: 25
Appearance: http://img121.imageshack.us/img121/1517/sebb.jpg
Area: spy



Name: Alexandra Sync (Hacker name Crash Over-ride or Crash for short)
Gender: Female
Age: 18
Appearance: http://www.neurosoftware.ro/programming-blog/wp-content/plugins/wp-o-matic/cache/b5f44_Music-Girl-anime-wallpaper.jpg
Area: Hacker ((loved the movie lol))

Bladewind
@MadMel: Yes we are doing that deliberately. I like people to discover the background of characters by RPing. On another note, I don't mind Gaia but it's the appearance of the second character that doesn't pass my "test". He isn't the same style as the rest.

MadMel
As you wish.


Ross Gallo.
http://www.corbisimages.com/images/67/E8F12EFD-3353-4C44-A819-2A525FFC5D68/42-15257737.jpg

minus the gun plus the trenchcoat/glasses, but the if this is the future, then the collapsible riot shield should still be applicable, if not completely necessary. If not then that's fine. stick out tongue

Phoenix3068
CHARACTER SHEET
NAME: Jun Ryoko
GENDER: Female
AGE: Twenty-Years
Appearance:
http://i283.photobucket.com/albums/kk299/Juno_92296/Teken/AsukaKazama-tekken5.png
AREA: Saboteur (I suppose, not sure exactly because of Specialization)
SPECIALIZATION: Explosives Expert (S)

Bladewind
All chars accepted. I'll post my own CS sometime soon.

Bladewind
Name: Crudelis Suadere
Gender: Male
Age: 19
Appearance: http://vielgeist.bplaced.net/RPGS/Anime_Guy.jpg
Area: Blackmailer
Specialization: Messenger (IC/B/S)

Bladewind
Details for the mission:
The two spies have infiltrated the complex of a businessman to gather information about him and his dealings because Prolocutor wants him at his side in the future and other politicians are approaching him too so the Brokers have to work fast. Crudelis will engage in talk with the businessman while Jun tries to reach a machine that has been put still for maintenance reasons and blow it up if necessary to undermine the messenger's words. Alexandra is watching all the cameras and is also the place for the spies and the saboteur to send updates to so that she can give them on to Crudelis.

starryknight
Hope you don't mind but I put Ash at the business mans home so mine and Mels characters could have two different kinds of dirt. big grin

MadMel
What exactly are we looking for here? stick out tongue

edit - to be more specific, what kind of business man is he?
What kind of things does his business do?

Phoenix3068
lol didn't notice that you were using names in the information on it. I'll post in a few, I'm trying to think exactly how I should start. I thought we might start at the Brokers Base of Operations and get filled in first rather then just being thrown in XD I'll deal with it, I like to think on the run.

edit: Also, where is the machine? Is it in the house, in a garage, outside, or in a warehouse. Trying to determine if I can start by sneaking through crowds or doing free-run type things through metallic beams XD

Bladewind
@starry: Actually I kinda hinted toward Ash being outside while Julius is inside in my post. ^^'

@MadMel: He is a man specializing in cars and all other manners of transport. It's up to you to find some dirt on his stick.

@Phoenix: The machine's location will be discussed in RP. *signals to spies to make up something since everybody's building the mission together*

Phoenix3068
lol okay so I don't need to know the machines location yet. I'd still like to know my own XD

Bladewind
Any questions or suggestions? (the OOC needs to liven up a bit ^^)

Imagine the hover car as a hovering limousine btw. wink

Phoenix3068
This is too far in the future for Jun to settle for "Laptops" and "Home Computers"! I'm going holograms! WHEW HOLOGRAMS! Anyways, I do think it is a better idea that we do that. How I see this future is literally wireless internet. Access to internal web which can be accessed with the wave of a hand perhaps. I mean hell, movies that you see from 10 years in the future have that stuff. I think we can act a bit more advanced.

Bladewind
@Phoenix: No-one ever described the laptops. How do you know they're not floating holograms that have merely retained the old name? wink

@everyone: I know that the mission describtion (and the whole game in itself) was pretty vague but please hang in there. I need some time before this runs smoothly.

Phoenix3068
lol, well if they did there was no description to explain such.

starryknight
Blade just said Alex had a laptop so I just ran with it. roll eyes (sarcastic)

Bladewind
Sure, blame it on me. ^^

starryknight
It's easier to >.>

Phoenix3068
True..

Bladewind
Ah f*ck. I've got no witty reply. *mind has been wiped off all evil thoughts by Trance*

Phoenix3068
How sad

Bladewind
Now I feel whole again.

Phoenix3068
I was the last to post, I suppose I'm still waiting.

Bladewind
It's starry's turn.

Liberator
I'm going to make a character but I'm a bit confused as to some of the terms. What are the meanings behind things like Saboteur, Information Collect, etc.

Also, what are the meaning behind things like "IC/B, etc"

Bladewind
Areas are the general idea of what the character does. Specializations are what the character is best at. For example Hacker (IC) means that the char is an Information Collector specializing in hacking.

Liberator
Right, right, that's simple enough.
So, here y'are:

Name: Wexler Crow
(Handle: ethereal)
Gender: Male
Age: 19
Appearance: http://i51.tinypic.com/21a0euv.jpg
Area: Saboteur
Specialization: Graffiti Artist

Bladewind
Handle?

Liberator
His graffiti artist "pen name" if you will. It's what he'll sign his work with after tagging something, gives him a bit of a name in the world y'know what I mean? People will see the work and won't dismiss it as some idle hooligan or vandal, they'll know there is a message behind this and they'd better pay attention to it.

Bladewind
Okay, acknowledged. Sadly you're too late to join the current mission. I'll PM you as soon as the next one starts.

starryknight
I don't know how to continue...><

Bladewind
But you did anyway? big grin

starryknight
yes...

Liberator
Sounds good then, I await ya PM.

Phoenix3068
Work is busy @[email protected] I don't even get a second to breath

starryknight
Tell me about it, its 4am and I just got home from work and I have to be back later today.

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