Day's End, Ends Meet

Awan

A Thing That Happened
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We begin in the year 2042. The Awakening happened a couple of decades ago, and it didn't happen quietly. All over, hidden genetic code activated and people gained impossible abilities for seemingly no reason. A few years of super-powered vigilantes and super-powered villains were followed by a couple years of martial law, with the whole thing ending in the Awakened Human Precaution Act. The act requires that all Awakened humans and the children of all Awakened humans are forced to sign onto an international registry. These Awakened humans are monitored carefully, with any vigilantes being strictly punished, and any felons being killed on sight. The act and registry lead to the stigmatization of Awakened Humans, to the point where many are homeless and cannot find employment. Sometime this year, a group of Awakened Humans were contacted by an individual who refers to herself only as 'The Matron', and invited to her mansion in the backwoods of Washington State, Stevens County. This RP will be their story of survival, life and strife in a world that fears and hates them, as well as the darkness that follows on from such humble beginnings.

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Hello! In this RP, you will be playing as a bunch of superpowered homeless people who have been invited to live with a supposedly wealthy benefactor who is offering you pay for an unspecified profession.

What could go wrong?

This RP is not about wish-fulfillment of playing a superhero, and is more about playing through poverty and difficult circumstances with a set of abilities that mark you as an outsider and pariah. You will have a small family of others like yourself in this journey, and your story will slowly increase in scope throughout. But that is both the future and spoilers. The story will begin with you arriving at the Matron's Manor, but the story truly begins with your characters. The dossier below is intended in-universe as a profile kept on you by those responsible for the Awakened human registry, and should be filled out as such, but is also intended as your character sheet.

This story will touch on themes of prejudice, poverty, desperation and companionship, and may be considered 'mature' (though not necessarily dark), and so should preferably be avoided by those looking for a light and fluffy superhero romp. This world has passed its golden age of superheroes and supervillains; all that is left now is people, trying to make it in a world that works against them. I hope you will enjoy your journey and stay into these characters and this world.
2019: A set of broken promises made by Donald Trump's government and an increasingly mobilised minority of nationalists the world over move the Doomsday Clock thirty seconds from midnight.
2020: World War III is narrowly avoided when Donald Trump is not reelected for a second term, instead replaced by Democrat candidate Peter Calhoun.
2021: Calhoun's government legalises recreational implants, which quickly become commonplace. Nuclear disarmament becomes standard across the world due to the Doomday Scare of 2019.
2022: The Awakening occurs, golden age of Awakened humans begins.
2026: Martial Law across the world as popular fear of Awakened humans leads to the institution of emergency powers. Many Awakened humans are shot on sight. Called 'The Black Year' by Awakened sympathisers.
2027: The Awakened Residential Schools are established, with Awakened children being forcefully inducted if necessary and indoctrinated into ideas of inferiority and loyalty to the state.
2028: Domestic Terrorist attacks on Awakened Residential Schools lead to the death of many children, and cause public outcry. An international treaty is put into work.
2029: The Awakened Human Precaution Act is signed by world governments all over.
2030: The Voyagers arrive and make brief contact; no technology is exchanged but Voyager documents are given to linguists, it is assumed that this is so linguists may make stumbling steps to translation between the two species. Documents of learning various Earth languages are sent to the Voyagers in kind.
2032: The Awakened Residential Schools are discontinued, public outcry against them is especially harsh as public sympathy of Awakened humans increases following the AHP Act and the world stage calming.
2033: Emergency powers are retracted under threat of public revolution supported by Awakened Humans. Populations are placated once more.
2037: The first colony is established on Mars, a momentous time in human history.
2040: The Voyagers return with an understanding of Chinese, English and Russian. They request a citizens exchange in order to see how the two populations get along. 200 Voyager volunteers are exchanged for over a thousand human volunteers. The Voyagers are treated as honoured guests; many appear to be bashful about this fact.
2042: The first self-sufficient moonbase is established, and becomes a luxury location for the rich and famous, including novelty hotels and holiday homes.
Legal Name: (Legal name of character)

Place and Date of Birth: (What it says on the tin)

Known Aliases: (This is where any ?superhero? names or nicknames would go).

Appearance: (Be flowery if you so desire, but try to be clinical as you can as well).

Psych Profile/Personality Analysis: (Any mental disorders go here, as well as a short character analysis by which to act).

Bio: (A short to medium length history of your character. Attempt to keep it truncated, as if filled in by a government agent or psychologist).

Criminal Record: (Has your character done anything seedy and been caught? Well then it'll be on their registry form, obviously).

Known Talents: (This is where any more mundane capabilities of your character go; degrees and combat training and so forth).

Known Abilities: (This is where your superpowers go. Explicit rules and scientific analysis appreciated).

Of course, there are rules in this, as there are in all things. These rules follow
1. No trenchcoating, godmodding, mary sueing or other acts of poor narrative sport. Any action in said sphere is subject to GM intervention and invalidation.
2. No controlling the characters of other players unless you have been given express permission to do so. Once more, any posts that do as much are subject to GM intervention and invalidation.
3. Don't disappear after one post.
4. Romance is fine. Fun stuff is off forum.
 

NeoAC

Zombie Nation #LetsRise
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And this is why I rise from the RP graveyard. Im'ma put a Interest/Reserve in here.
 

Captainguy42

Is trapped in a title factory.
May 20, 2009
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NeoAC's grave-born yawn has echoed through the beyond, I too am interested.
 

Pm0n3y

An emaciated shadow
Jul 29, 2009
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Ditto. Time to knock the dust off!
...sometime tomorrow. Gotta get up early.
 

CloggedDonkey

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Legal Name: Mohammad Kaveh Charmchi

Place and Date of Birth: Tehran Province, Tehran, Iran, July 20th, 2019

Known Aliases: Mo Smith

Appearance:
Sex: Male
Hair: Brown
Eyes: Brown
Height: 5'9?
Weight: 120 lbs.
Ethnicity: Persian
Distinguishing features: Burns along the left shoulder blade down the left arm. Minor scarring across face, chest, and arms. Tattoo removal scars across back.

Psych Profile/Personality Analysis: Pyrophobia. Spent some time in the Tehran Psychiatric Institute for de-radicalizing. Generally reserved, though known to help others in need. Seems to abhor violence. Consult Doctor Aziz Sherazi for more information.

Bio: Born to a militant fighter and his wife just a few weeks after the Doomsday Scare, Mohammad spent his youth going from Tehran to training camps in the mountains of Iran. Though it is believed he never took part in any attacks, he does have firearms training and survival training, and should be considered dangerous if fought. Believed to be in a training program to make use of his ability, though not confirmed. On Februray 18th, 2029, an Iranian special forces raid targeted a training camp that Mohammad was currently staying at. A drone missile hit an ammo store, causing a large fire that trapped Mohammad before he was captured by Iranian forces. He was moved to the Tehran Psychiatric Institute. He spent the next six years there being de-radicalized before being deemed safe and released. He spent two years with family before immigrating to Canada, where he saw work as a dishwasher, then opened his own computer and electronics repair shop, Mo's Computer Repair. He currently resides in Miramichi, New Brunswick, Canada.

Criminal Record: Connections to terrorism, petty theft

Known Talents: Firearms training, survival training, possible guerrilla warfare training, knowledge of electronics

Known Abilities: Limited technomancy. Can make devices function, or cease function, without needing all parts. For reference, has been known to carry a handgun modified to not have a trigger, fires via using his powers to move the firing pin. Has some difficulties with electronics, but can make some work. Possibly gives items used often a degree of sentience, contact Canadian authorities for further questions.
 

SillyPuttyClock

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I'm interested.
AHP Act Profile
Legal Name: Jen Kujo

Place and Date of Birth: Sacramento, California; 08/15/2025

Known Aliases: Cherry Bomb

Appearance: Female, East Asian, 5'10", muscular build, straight black hair typically in "bob" cut, brown eyes; usually seen in studded leather jacket and belt with custom "skull bomb" buckle and patch; occasionally seen in round welding goggles

Psych Profile/Personality Analysis: Childhood ODD; overturned ASPD diagnosis; violent, disrespects authority, deceitful, greedy, protective of others, cunning and resourceful

Bio: Born to Japanese parents from recent wave of immigrants, 1 sister 2 yrs younger, showed signs of Awakening age 4, sent to res. school.

Released age 9, returned parents' custody, disturbed behaviour age 10: vandalism, fights, petty theft. Close to sister.

Spent 6th grade juv. det'n, diagnosed w/ severe Oppositional Defiant Disorder.
Released age 12, prescribed antipsychotic, few incidents until age 13. Caught dealing antipsychotic to other students age 13.

Joined illicit underground fighting ring age 14.
Dropped out, left home age 15. Diagnosed w/Antisocial Personality Disorder.
ASPD diagnosis overturned age 16. Left fighting ring.

Criminal Record: Petty theft, vandalism, uttering threats, resisting arrest, illegal gambling, participation in illegal fighting ring, vehicular arson, conspiracy to loiter

Known Talents: Skilled hand-to-hand combatant, effective liar, intimidating presence, strong grasp of mechanical principles, interest in marine biology

Known Abilities: In childhood, ability to project "aura" around self. Nature unknown,? telekinetic? Aura benefits:
-improved strength, durability
-weak healing factor

However, ability changed w/ puberty. Possible cause: trauma?
Aura now has explosive powers, detonates at will or automatically in response to physical impact.

Detonations consist of rapid outward aura expansion, producing smoke, heat, sound, and light as byproducts of air resistance. Subject can adjust proportion of byproducts to force. Detonations always outwards away from body, leaving subject unharmed.
 

CrazyGirl17

I am a banana!
Sep 11, 2009
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Color me interested, I haven't done an rp here in a long time... save me a spot and I'll get back to you.
 

Texas Joker 52

All hail the Pun Meister!
Jun 25, 2011
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Interesting. Is this, by any chance, related to Mage: The Awakening, or is the setting something else entirely?
 

Awan

A Thing That Happened
Mar 7, 2015
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Texas Joker 52 said:
Interesting. Is this, by any chance, related to Mage: The Awakening, or is the setting something else entirely?
Something else entirely, I've never played Mage ^^'
 

Awan

A Thing That Happened
Mar 7, 2015
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You don't need to reserve a spot by the way, if more than seven people apply and I like more than seven characters, I won't be averse to making exceptions.
 

Captainguy42

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Legal Name: Octavio DeSanto

Place and Date of Birth: San Fransisco, January 1st, 2014

Known Aliases: Surge

Appearance:
Sex- Male
Hair- Mid length, dark brown
Eyes- Light Brown
Height - 6?0?
Weight- 135 lbs
Skin tone- Light tan
Additional- A bullet wound scar from a low caliber bullet in the upper left abdominal quadrant. Slashing scars on outer left arm. A stab wound to lower right lumbar region. He has No piercings or tattoos.
Age- 28

Psych Profile/Personality Analysis:
Responds to most situations with aggression either verbally or physically. Since a young age Octavio has an innate distrust of authority, instead investing all his trust in individuals who were in similar situations. Due to the nature of his power draining his metabolism he is afflicted with binge eating disorder.

Bio:
Octavio DeSanto was born in San Fransisco during the soft-ware boom of the late 2010s; His father was a Brazilian immigrant and his mother was a Japanese American citizen. Both of them were software engineers at Google. When scrutiny against immigrants was raised due to executive order, his father was deported due to his connection to a far-left political group during his college education in Brazil. As a natural-born citizen Octavio was allowed to stay in the US with his mother. Two years later his parent?s relationship dissolved, the official reason given was ? estrangement due to distance?. Dr. Garcia points to this as Octavio?s distrust of the government and authority.

Octavio?s powers manifest during the start of martial law in 2026, Octavio was 12 at the time. During a search of his mother?s home security officers confronted Octavio and his mother demanding to know if they were hiding anyone. Octavio inadvertently fired a blast at one of the officers which threw the officer across the room. A second officer opened fire and shot Octavio in the abdomen. Octavio was taken to the Zuckerberg SF General Hospital ER and survived the gunshot. The officer he attacked survived, suffering a spinal injury which resulted in complete paraplegia.

After his recovery Octavio was moved into an Awakened Residential School. During this time he received numerous demerits for violence, vandalism, and acts of resistance. After his required tenure Octavio attempted to enter the work force, having been rejected from several institutes of higher learning. He continued to live in San Fransisco, where he began a short vigilante career as ?Surge? he was eventually apprehended and served a sentence, he was 18 at this time. He was eventually paroled, claiming to be rehabilitated and returned to his life as a citizen. He served out his parole and has been noted moving North from San Fransisco.

Criminal Record: Reckless driving, possession of cannabis, trespassing, vandalism, and vigilantism. For more information contact the San Fransisco Police Department

Known Talents:
-Hand-to-hand combat proficiency, a combination of jiu-jitsu he learned as child and what he?s learned in numerous altercations as a vigilante.
-Programming, following in the footsteps of his parents Octavio is proficient in several programming languages.
-Fluent in Portuguese and Japanese

Known Abilities:
Energy Projection: Octavio can generate and discharge large amounts of energy through his hands. These pulses are capable of blasting through concrete, knocking people across rooms, breaking bones, and they can easily be lethal. Octavio is capable of controlling the intensity of these blasts, the upper limit of this power is still unknown.

The theory is that Octavio somehow harness the energy in his hand, then ejects as a wave of energy similar to the concussive wave emitted from an explosive blast. Unlike an explosive blast the energy pulse does not dissipate and widen out, but stays concentrated as a beam. A medium is required such as air or water for the blast to travel through, in theory he could not fire through a vacuum. Solid materials absorb the energy which knocks them away with violent force.

Octavio is not immune to the laws of physics. While his power seems to side-step Newton?s third law by diffusing the momentum into the air behind him, a small fraction of the momentum is still transferred to his body. For smaller blasts this is a trivial amount, but larger blasts can knock himself backwards even breaking his arms. While the law of conservation of energy also applies to a small degree. At least a portion of the energy he projects comes from himself, meaning Octavio burns calories at an alarming rate, but this still does not account for the majority of the energy used in the blasts.
 

Awan

A Thing That Happened
Mar 7, 2015
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Captainguy42 said:
Legal Name: Octavio DeSanto

Place and Date of Birth: San Fransisco, January 1st, 2014

Known Aliases: Surge

Appearance:
Sex- Male
Hair- Mid length, dark brown
Eyes- Light Brown
Height - 6?0?
Weight- 135 lbs
Skin tone- Light tan
Additional- Bullet wound scar from a low caliber bullet in the upper left abdominal quadrant. Slashing scars on outer left arm. Stab wound to lower right lumbar region. No piercings or tattoos.
Age- 28

Psych Profile/Personality Analysis:
Responds to most situations with aggression either verbally or physically. Since a young age Octavio has an innate distrust of authority, placing his trust in those in position similar to his. Due to the nature of his power draining his metabolism he is afflicted with bing eating disorder.

Bio:
Octavio DeSanto was born in San Fransisco during the soft-ware boom of the late 2010?s. His father, a Brazilian immigrant and mother, a Japanese American were both software engineers who worked for Google. When scrutiny against immigrants was raised due to executive order, his father was deported due to his connection to a far-left political group during his college education in Brazil. Octavio was allowed to stay in the US with his mother. Two years later his parent?s relationship dissolved, official reason given was ? estrangement due to distance?. Dr. Garcia points to this as Octavio?s distrust of the government and authority.

Octavio?s mother raised him as a single child he often traveled between his mother?s home in San Fransisco and his father?s home in Rio De Janeiro. Little occurred during this time. Octavio finished his elementary schooling. Octavio?s powers did not yet manifest. He claims to remember these years fondly.

Octavio?s powers manifest during the the start of martial law in 2026, Octavio is 12 at the time. During a search of his mother?s home security officers confronted Octavio and his mother. Octavio inadvertently fired a blast at one of the officers, throwing him across the room. The second officer opened fire and shot Octavio in the abdomen. Octavio was taken to the Zuckerberg SF General Hospital ER. The officer he attacked survived, suffering a complete

After his recovery Octavio was moved into an Awakened Residential School. During this time he received numerous demerits for violence, vandalism, and acts of resistance. After his required tenure Octavio attempted to enter the work force, having been rejected from several institutes of higher learning. He continued to live in San Fransisco, where he began a short vigilante career as ?Surge? he was eventually apprehended and served a sentence, he was 18 at this time. He was eventually paroled, claiming to be rehabilitated and returned. He served out his parole and has been noted moving North from San Fransisco.


Criminal Record: Assault on a police officer, aggravated assault, vandalism and vigilantism. For more information contact the San Fransisco Police Department

Known Talents:
-Hand-to-hand combat proficiency, a combination of jiu-jitsu he learned as child and what he?s learned in numerous altercations as a vigilante.
-Programming, following in the footsteps of his parents Octavio is proficient in several programming languages.

Known Abilities:
Energy Projection: Octavio can generate and discharge large amounts of energy through his hands. These pulses are capable of blasting through concrete, knocking people across rooms, breaking bones, they can quite easily be lethal. Octavio is capable of controlling the intensity of these blasts, the upper limit of this power is still unknown. The exact mechanics of the blasts are unknown.

The theory is that Octavio some how harness the energy in his hand, then ejects as a wave of energy similar to the concussive wave emitted from an explosive blast. Unlike an explosive blast the energy pulse does not dissipate and widen out, but stays concentrated like a beam. A medium is required such as air or water to travel. Solid materials absorb the energy which knocks them away.

Octavio is not immune to the laws of physics. His power seems to side-step Newton?s third law by diffusing the momentum to the air behind him, however a small fraction of the momentum is still transferred to his body. For smaller blasts this is trivial, but larger blasts can knock himself backwards even breaking his arms. While the law of conservation of energy also applies to a small degree. At least a portion of the energy he projects comes from himself, meaning Octavio often burns calories at an alarming rate, however this still does not account for the majority of the energy used in the blasts.
This is all good stuff but the sheet is rather riddled with mistakes and dead end sentences. Could you possibly clean it up a bit more? In addition, any felonies committed after the AHP Act would be punishable by death or life imprisonment in maximum security, so you may wish to scrub his record of felonies (though this doesn't necessitate removing felonies from his backstory, just his being caught). His vigilantism as Surge, however, is not a felony under the AHP's 'Good Intentions' clause and so can stay on the record ^^.
 

Captainguy42

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Awan said:
Captainguy42 said:
Legal Name: Octavio DeSanto

Place and Date of Birth: San Fransisco, January 1st, 2014

Known Aliases: Surge

Appearance:
Sex- Male
Hair- Mid length, dark brown
Eyes- Light Brown
Height - 6?0?
Weight- 135 lbs
Skin tone- Light tan
Additional- Bullet wound scar from a low caliber bullet in the upper left abdominal quadrant. Slashing scars on outer left arm. Stab wound to lower right lumbar region. No piercings or tattoos.
Age- 28

Psych Profile/Personality Analysis:
Responds to most situations with aggression either verbally or physically. Since a young age Octavio has an innate distrust of authority, placing his trust in those in position similar to his. Due to the nature of his power draining his metabolism he is afflicted with bing eating disorder.

Bio:
Octavio DeSanto was born in San Fransisco during the soft-ware boom of the late 2010?s. His father, a Brazilian immigrant and mother, a Japanese American were both software engineers who worked for Google. When scrutiny against immigrants was raised due to executive order, his father was deported due to his connection to a far-left political group during his college education in Brazil. Octavio was allowed to stay in the US with his mother. Two years later his parent?s relationship dissolved, official reason given was ? estrangement due to distance?. Dr. Garcia points to this as Octavio?s distrust of the government and authority.

Octavio?s mother raised him as a single child he often traveled between his mother?s home in San Fransisco and his father?s home in Rio De Janeiro. Little occurred during this time. Octavio finished his elementary schooling. Octavio?s powers did not yet manifest. He claims to remember these years fondly.

Octavio?s powers manifest during the the start of martial law in 2026, Octavio is 12 at the time. During a search of his mother?s home security officers confronted Octavio and his mother. Octavio inadvertently fired a blast at one of the officers, throwing him across the room. The second officer opened fire and shot Octavio in the abdomen. Octavio was taken to the Zuckerberg SF General Hospital ER. The officer he attacked survived, suffering a complete

After his recovery Octavio was moved into an Awakened Residential School. During this time he received numerous demerits for violence, vandalism, and acts of resistance. After his required tenure Octavio attempted to enter the work force, having been rejected from several institutes of higher learning. He continued to live in San Fransisco, where he began a short vigilante career as ?Surge? he was eventually apprehended and served a sentence, he was 18 at this time. He was eventually paroled, claiming to be rehabilitated and returned. He served out his parole and has been noted moving North from San Fransisco.


Criminal Record: Assault on a police officer, aggravated assault, vandalism and vigilantism. For more information contact the San Fransisco Police Department

Known Talents:
-Hand-to-hand combat proficiency, a combination of jiu-jitsu he learned as child and what he?s learned in numerous altercations as a vigilante.
-Programming, following in the footsteps of his parents Octavio is proficient in several programming languages.

Known Abilities:
Energy Projection: Octavio can generate and discharge large amounts of energy through his hands. These pulses are capable of blasting through concrete, knocking people across rooms, breaking bones, they can quite easily be lethal. Octavio is capable of controlling the intensity of these blasts, the upper limit of this power is still unknown. The exact mechanics of the blasts are unknown.

The theory is that Octavio some how harness the energy in his hand, then ejects as a wave of energy similar to the concussive wave emitted from an explosive blast. Unlike an explosive blast the energy pulse does not dissipate and widen out, but stays concentrated like a beam. A medium is required such as air or water to travel. Solid materials absorb the energy which knocks them away.

Octavio is not immune to the laws of physics. His power seems to side-step Newton?s third law by diffusing the momentum to the air behind him, however a small fraction of the momentum is still transferred to his body. For smaller blasts this is trivial, but larger blasts can knock himself backwards even breaking his arms. While the law of conservation of energy also applies to a small degree. At least a portion of the energy he projects comes from himself, meaning Octavio often burns calories at an alarming rate, however this still does not account for the majority of the energy used in the blasts.
This is all good stuff but the sheet is rather riddled with mistakes and dead end sentences. Could you possibly clean it up a bit more? In addition, any felonies committed after the AHP Act would be punishable by death or life imprisonment in maximum security, so you may wish to scrub his record of felonies (though this doesn't necessitate removing felonies from his backstory, just his being caught). His vigilantism as Surge, however, is not a felony under the AHP's 'Good Intentions' clause and so can stay on the record ^^.
Sounds good, I'll get to all that tomorrow at the moment it's after midnight so I'd likely not be any good at fixing the errors. I'll get to it in the morning. Thanks for the feed back
 

PrinceOfShapeir

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Legal Name: Christina Mary Caldwell

Place and Date of Birth: Fairchild, Nebraska, June 9th, 2022

Known Aliases: Vagari (Latin for Wanderer, root of Vagrant)

Appearance:
Height: 5'7
Weight: 101 pounds
Hair color: Brown
Hair style: Shoulder-length, hangs loose.
Eye color: Hazel


Psych Profile/Personality Analysis: Subject exhibits extreme distrust of authority figures, extreme anti-religion, and a sort of paranoid-persecutive complex. She expects most kindnesses to have, at best, a a backhand to them. Despite this she can be very helpful to those she sees as being in as bad or worse spots than her, and on a certain level is aware that her paranoia is irrational. Subject exhibits a mild to moderate tobacco addiction, a moderate alcohol addiction, and a moderate heroin addiction. She has been through rehab for her heroin addiction and has stopped using for the moment, but the addiction remains.


Bio: Born in the Soldiers of God and Christ Cult, Vagari (subject refuses to be known by her birth name) spent most of her early years on the run, the cult leadership claiming that the government was attempting to silence them, until in 2033 when their leader, totally unrelated to the revoking of emergency powers, established the 'Promised Land' on the northern edges of the Mojave Desert, a fortified compound where they could practice their religion in peace - not that their religion had much of anything to do with peace. Vagari was thrown out of the cult at the age of 15 when she demonstrated her powers for the first time - specifically, by being found curled in the fetal position, still asleep, on the ceiling of the leader of the cult's bedroom. (Soldiers for God and Christ was raided by the ATF in 2039, and most of its adult membership arrested for child exploitation and weapons trafficking.)

Since her exile from the cult she walked and hitchhiked from city to city towards the western seaboard, and during her travels developed dependencies on alcohol, tobacco, and heroin, and was in and out of jail for a number of petty crimes, mostly minor acts of theft and trespassing.

During her stay at the Wayward Teens Homeless Shelter in Phoenix, Arizona she underwent rehab for her heroin addiction and was able to kick the drug with their assistance, although due to her refusal to stop coming to the shelter either with alcohol, or visibly drunk, she was eventually thrown out. That was six months ago, and her last sighting was at a Greyhound bus station, where she purchased passage to Idaho. She was not on the bus when it arrived at its destination, and her current whereabouts are unknown at this time.

Criminal Record: Petty theft, breaking and entering, trespassing, public intoxication.

Known Talents: Vagari is, when she's able, an avid reader of both fiction and non-fiction, low-brow schlock and advanced scientific texts. She'll tell you herself she doesn't understand most of the latter, but she tries, and as a result has a surprising breadth of knowledge, even if she's lacking in the theory. She's been itinerant for several years and has a pretty solid idea of how to survive on her own, how to steal what you need to survive, how to avoid the cops, avoid being seen in general. How to get into places you're not supposed to be - usually so she can sleep in someplace with working heat.
Known Abilities: Gravitic Relativity - Vagari's relation to gravity is relative. The

mechanism is unknown, but she is able to determine the direction in which gravity pulls her, enabling her to walk on walls or ceilings or, by clever fine tuning, enable crude flight by 'falling sideways'. As she fine tunes her powers she will be able to enhance, reduce, or eliminate gravity for herself, enabling her to enhance her weight for powerful stomps or reduce the effect of gravity on herself to allow to for example leap massive distances, or eliminate it to enable herself to hang motionless in midair. She has a long way to go before that point, however.
 

Awan

A Thing That Happened
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PrinceOfShapeir said:
Legal Name: Christina Mary Caldwell

Place and Date of Birth: The Soldiers for God and Christ Compound, Fairchild, Nebraska, June 9th, 2022

Known Aliases: Vagari (Latin for Wanderer, root of Vagrant)

Appearance: Upon her arrival at The Matron's home Vagari is frankly a mess - she smells like she hasn't showered in weeks (spoilers: She hasn't showered in weeks), dust and grime are matted into her hair and skin, and her brown hair is badly tangled and ill-kept. She's pale and skinny, dressed in a ratty old hoodie two sizes too big, torn jeans inexpertly patched, and shoes with several holes worn in the toe. Her arms have a number of scattered trackmarks, though they look like they've long since healed. Her breath smells of cheap whiskey and cigarettes.


Psych Profile/Personality Analysis: Subject exhibits extreme distrust of authority figures, extreme anti-religion, and a sort of paranoid-persecutive complex. She expects most kindnesses to have, at best, a a backhand to them. Despite this she can be very helpful to those she sees as being in as bad or worse spots than her, and on a certain level is aware that her paranoia is irrational. Subject exhibits a mild to moderate tobacco addiction, a moderate alcohol addiction, and a moderate heroin addiction. She has been through rehab for her heroin addiction and has stopped using for the moment, but the addiction remains.


Bio: Born in the Soldiers of God and Christ Cult/Right Wing Militia, Vagari (subject refuses to be known by her birth name) was thrown out of the cult at the age of 15 when she demonstrated her powers for the first time - specifically, by being found curled in the fetal position, still asleep, on the ceiling of the leader of the cult's bedroom. (Soldiers for God and Christ was raided by the ATF in 2039, and most of its adult membership arrested for child exploitation and weapons trafficking.)

Since her exile from the cult she walked and hitchhiked from city to city towards the western seaboard, and during her travels developed dependencies on alcohol, tobacco, and heroin, and was in and out of jail for a number of petty crimes, mostly minor acts of theft and trespassing.

During her stay at the Wayward Teens Homeless Shelter in Phoenix, Arizona she underwent rehab for her heroin addiction and was able to kick the drug with their assistance, although due to her refusal to stop coming to the shelter either with alcohol, or visibly drunk, she was eventually thrown out. That was six months ago, and her last sighting was at a Greyhound bus station, where she purchased passage to Idaho. She was not on the bus when it arrived at its destination, and her current whereabouts are unknown at this time.

Criminal Record: Petty theft, breaking and entering, trespassing, public intoxication, possession of illegal drugs (heroin).

Known Talents: Vagari is, when she's able, an avid reader of both fiction and non-fiction, low-brow schlock and advanced scientific texts. She'll tell you herself she doesn't understand most of the latter, but she tries, and as a result has a surprising breadth of knowledge, even if she's lacking in the theory. She's been itinerant for several years and has a pretty solid idea of how to survive on her own, how to steal what you need to survive, how to avoid the cops, avoid being seen in general. How to get into places you're not supposed to be - usually so she can sleep in someplace with working heat.
Known Abilities: Gravitic Relativity - Vagari's relation to gravity is relative. The

mechanism is unknown, but she is able to determine the direction in which gravity pulls her, enabling her to walk on walls or ceilings or, by clever fine tuning, enable crude flight by 'falling sideways'. As she fine tunes her powers she will be able to enhance, reduce, or eliminate gravity for herself, enabling her to enhance her weight for powerful stomps or reduce the effect of gravity on herself to allow to for example leap massive distances, or eliminate it to enable herself to hang motionless in midair. She has a long way to go before that point, however.
This is a solid character concept that I like but there are several lore and mechanical notes I'd like to make. Foremost, the compound would've been raided sometime around the institution of the Emergency Powers (2026), when Vagari was four, unless they had some kind of treatise with the government that broke down before the retraction of the emergency powers (2033). Your appearance is written as a description of arrival at the Matron's; this is good writing but would be better left for your introductory post, as the AHP profile's appearance segment is for your identification by government forces who would not have seen you arrive at the Matron's. Possession is a felony, which is a problem for reasons I listed for CaptainGuy but is also solvable by the same merit (I.E. she just hasn't been caught with heroin on her). Finally, Vagari would likely have been interred to a residential school unless she was not a citizen on public record (which is something I can see happening), so if you could be clearer about this matter that'd be appreciated.

Aside from all that there are a few minor grammatical errors, but ultimately this character looks like a good fit ^^.
 

PrinceOfShapeir

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Alright. I'll edit the profile with the necessary changes shortly.

Edit: Made the changes - removed the heroin charge from her record, changed her appearance to a more clinical one, and added a couple sentences to the bio explaining what Soldiers for God and Christ were doing from 2026 to 2033 - mostly, their leadership was stringing them along while they drove around the Southwest. I figure their claims of religious persecution following the end of the Emergency Powers were what kept the ATF off their back for a few years after they settled down.
 

Awan

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Alright, that's a solid character sheet then!
Basically everyone who has posted a sheet is up to scratch, by the way, so you'll all get a chance to join up.
 

Captainguy42

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Alright went through and made some edits. Fixed the criminal charges, removing the felonies, and adding some more misdemeanor crime.
 

CrazyGirl17

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Is it too late to post this?

Legal Name: Emil Alexander Martin

Place/Date of Birth: Houston, Texas; July 24, 2025

Known Aliases: N/A

Appearance: Male, 5'9, shaggy black hair, gray eyes; he was last seen wearing a black hoodie over a gray T-shirt, baggy gray jeans with a black leather belt, black skate shoes, black fingerless gloves, silver ear studs, a silver crucifix necklace, and yellow headphones attached to an MP3 player and carrying a battered black backpack. He also his sister's name tattooed on his upper right bicep.

Psychological Profile: Diagnosed with Anti-Social Disorder at age 14, has a serious distrust of authorities; Cynical, sarcastic, suspicious, hot-tempered, impatient, but fairly intelligent and sensitive, bluntly honest, surprisingly loyal and protective of others he cares about.

Bio: Emil Martin was born in Houston Texas to German-American immigrants, living with his family (Klaus, a construction foreman; Wilhelmina, a florist, and younger sister Annie). His powers first manifested at around puberty, apparently used to save his sister from a drunk driver. He tried to hide his powers, but the stress made him become moody and withdrawn, soon turning towards petty crimes. This had serious ramifications on his family, especially with his rather authoritarian father. This only made things worse and served to drive a wedge between Emil and his family. When Emil was 16, he accidentally slipped up and used his powers in the middle of a fight at school. Emil was arrested, but used his ability to turn intangible to escape. He has been on the run for two years, using his powers to keep one step ahead of authorities.

Criminal Record: Vandalism and graffiti, Petty Theft, Resisting Arrest, Trespassing, Grand Theft Auto, Joyriding, Underage Drinking, Loitering, Shoplifting.

Known Talents: Hand-to-hand fighting, escape artist, parkour/freerunning, some technological-based and hacking skills, is a decent artist.

Known Abilities: Emil is able to change his body's density, becoming either intangible or super dense. In the former state, Emil can easily pass through solid matter. In the former, he gains superhuman strength and durability. Emil is also capable of solidifying air or water under his feet to walk upon, though this ability is limited to a short range around him.

Let me know if I have to change anything, writing up this sheet was a bit more complex than I'm used to...
 

spiritGuide

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This is my contribution if you'll have it. I'm completely new to this kind of stuff so forgive me.

Legal Name: Shalim Amarappi

Place and Date of Birth: November 9th 2016, Susanville, California

Known Aliases: (none).

Appearance: Egyptian/Syrian descent. shaggy medium length dark brown hair. brown eyes, lithe, 5'7". Usually has a small amount of facial hair on his lip and chin although has been known to shave completely. He is without any tattoos or piercings but does possess a large mole in the centre of his back underneath his shoulder blades.

Psych Profile/Personality Analysis: mild PTSD triggered by mentions of death or killing, open fires and small dark rooms. Generally dislikes to prolong conversations, leading to awkward conversation, although has considerable tact in dealing with figures of authority, which has served him well in finding employment and made his encounters with the police to be relatively brief. He is known to meditate when he has issues sleeping which he said "keeps [him] sharp".

Bio: Born in a middle class family of with second generation Syrian father and Egyptian mother in a rural town. Subsequently suffered moderate to violent racism. This has increased his resilience to threats and intimidation, but is more reserved in approaching and conversing with others. at age 9 his powers presumably first manifested when the bullying escalated to violence causing him to vanish from sight for multiple hours. A search party was called for him when he emerged from a nearby wooded area after dusk. He himself denies significant recollection of the event though. He was assessed as a probable case for being awakened and so was transferred to the Gualala residential school until the terror attack May 2028 which was particularly violent as it involved over 40 suspects who set alight the entire complex and surrounded it. Of the original 863 attendees of the school, only 57 survivors are documented with 34 missing to date. Of those apprehended, crime include arson, murder, rape, mayhem and mutilation. He claims to have witnessed the fire and the murder of 3 people, none of whom he knew personally, although psychological evidence suggests otherwise. His survival confirmed suspicions of actual abilities. He managed to escape to Sacramento and has held a series of jobs under the pretence of being 'unawakened' in Sacramento and Red Bluff which at the time was not necessarily legal fictitious. During this period he claims to have stayed in numerous vacant homes none of which have any signs of breaking and entering. He also claims to have spent significant time with a man described as "very European looking with a remarkably convincing Japanese accent and manner" who called himself 'Jack' or 'Shisho' whom no match has yet been found. He is presumed also to be awakened and from whom he is reported to picked up skills with a limited number of martial weapons. We did not know of his powers until he was arrested for trespassing and interviewed in 2039.

Criminal Record: Trespassing, Adverse possession, Theft (minor)

Known Talents: limited training in hand to hand combat and swordplay. High level of cardiac fitness, fine motor skills and quick reaction speeds. Generally well adjusted, high awareness of surroundings.

Known Abilities: described as 'warping'. Able to shift physical presence to an immaterial blank plane, which allows complete freedom of movement for the duration he is able to concentrate before returning to the new position. Can only take objects that he has conditioned to be an extension of himself such as his clothes, and cannot contact any solid object in the returning instant or it both parties will be destroyed at the overlap. This has only happened on the occasion when his clothes contacted a surface, and so far has somehow managed to avoid injury altogether.