Create-A-Hero RPG Season IV OOC Thread

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  1. Johnny Blaze Freethinker

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    Character you have created: Kensei
    Alias: Demon's Bane (alias); Hunter of the Gods (alias); The Celestial Samurai (alias); Izanagi's Chosen (alias); The Swordsman (alias); Miyamoto Musashi (true name)

    Speech Color (Actually say what you're using, don't go "Like this", or what not): Teal, Bold, Franklin Gothic Medium

    Character Alignment: Hero

    Identity: Secret

    Character Personality (Give information on how your character acts, what he/she believes in, how they handle situations): Kensei is a honorable warrior who puts the lives of others ahead of his own. He is a stoic figure, rarely opening up to people, save his only friend (descibed later in supporting characters). Kensei tends to be blunt and to the point at times, which can rub people the wrong way at times. Due to his training he is a respectful man, but it is difficult to gain his trust. Once gained however, you will find Kensei to be a generous, good hearted soul with, surprisingly, a decent sense of humor though he rarely lets it show.

    Uniform/costume: Standard Samurai Armor

    Origin Info/Details: He is the ancient japanese swordsman Miyamoto Musashi, and his life story is the same as that of his real world self. However, he did not die as he appeared...at least not as we perceive it.
    His spirit traveled to Takama-ga-hara, The High Plain of Heaven, and was met by the god, Izanagi. The Sky-Father of the Japanese pantheon was here to honor the swordsman for his deeds on the mortal plane. Though he did not die in battle, Musashi was still an honored warrior and was spared a life of eternal rot in the Yomi (the Underworld). Izanagi was going to grant Miyamoto Musashi a great honor, one never before bestowed upon a mortal.

    Izanagi granted him the title of Kensei, sword saint, for his prowess in battle, and offered for Musashi to become his agent on Earth. Musashi could not say no to a god such the Primordial Sky, and agreed to the offer. Izanagi smiled and placed his hand on Musashi's spirit form, imbuing him with the power to carry out his mission. Musashi would become Izanagi's hand on the mortal plane. He would be the Hunter of the Gods, seeking out the evils of the world and sending them back to Yomi.

    Musashi's spirit was taken by Izanagi and rushed back to the material plane where it entered the young body of a recently slain samurai on a now quiet field of battle as an enemy was about to take it's head. Musashi sudden awakening upon returning to the mortal coil, caused the trophy-seeking samurai to waver and flee in terror of what he beleived was a demon. Musashi payed him no heed, instead the warrior took in his surroundings and found sword laying before him on a cloth of silk. The sword was of amazing quality and bore no signs of wear or battle damage. The weapon seemed to glow with a faint white aura as a single ray of bright sunlight beamed down upon it.

    Musashi heard a voice in his head, the voice of the sun goddess, Amaterasu. She bade him to take the sword as a gift from her and the gods. The sword was the legendary Kusanagi (Grasscutter Sword), and would be a great asset to Musashi in his quest. Musashi graceously accepted the weapon and placed it in his belt. When he returned his gaze to where the sword was, he saw that the silk and sunlight were gone. The warrior did not dwell on this, in fact he did not have time to. The samurai who ran off had returned with a small band of his allies to "slay the demon".
    Musashi did not wish to harm them, and quickly ran away at speeds no mortal man could hope to match.

    Musashi's travels took him to Echizen Province where he was taken in by a single father and his two daughters. When asked his name, Musashi thought on it and replied "Kensei", the title given to him by Izanagi. Over dinner, Kensei learned that the village he had taken refuge in was being terrorized by giant lizard-like creatures. The monsters would come in the middle of the night when the moon was high and terrorize the villagers. As they rampaged throughout the village, they would destroy crops, tear down buildings, and visciously kill any who got in their way. They were cold, remorseless creatures who came down from the mountain caves.
    Kensei listened to the man's tale and agreed to aid the peaceful village in it's plight. The man was grateful, but scoffed at Kensei's claim, wondering what good one warrior will be against the monsters.

    Night soon came, and Musashi quickly found out the man's story had been true. A dozen lizard-men stormed into the town leaving death and destruction in their wake, but they soon found themselves face to face with Kensei. The battle was bloody, but quick. When the dust settled only Kensei still stood, peices of the lizard creatures strewn around him. He had slaughtered them all.

    The man and his family along with the rest of the village slowly made their way to the site of the slaughter. Looking upon Musashi's handywork, the villagers were both jubilent and horrified. Despite what he had done for them, none would approach Kensei out of fear. For no man could do what he had done. Finally though, the man who had took him in moved to stand before Kensei and thanked him, calling him a gift from the gods.
    Kensei cut him off though. It wasn't over. It wouldn't be over until he hunted down the rest of the beasts and sent their dark spirits to Yomi.

    Kensei tracked the creature's path through the forest. Somehow he could sense where these things dwelled. It was as though he could feel the evil aura these creatures emited. Soon Kensei came to a small cave, the presense of evil simply pouring from it assaulting his senses. Kensei entered, and a great battle ensued. One by one, the Hunter of the Gods stalked his prey and slew them. Soon he confronted the leader of the creatures, a great serpent demon. The demon attacked Kensei, mortally wounding him. But, to the serpent's amazement, Kensei's wounds soon healed and the samurai attacked once more.
    The battle was brutal, but Kensei finally claimed victory when he lopped off the demon's head in one, clean stroke.

    Kensei returned to the village and informed them that they did not have to fear the night any longer. That night they presented him a small feast in his honor, but Kensei quietly departed when no eyes were upon him.

    Kensei traveled the land of Japan, slaying all manor of Oni and monsters, and saved hundreds of lives. Musashi slaughtered the Nue that tried to take the health from the Emperor, he defeated the Ama-no-jaku after it had killed and impersonated the melon-princess, and slew the Bake-kujira which haunted the coast of the Shimane Prefecture. There was no evil too great or too minor that escaped his divine wrath. As Japan grew older and became more modern though, the hero Kensei quickly fell into obscurity and his adventures into legend. He now makes his home in Yokohama where his gathered wealth has bought for him a large property on the city's outskirts. He lives on this property in a modernized version of a large pagoda in seclusion save for visits from his only friends and allies, Hideyoshi Kenshin and Ami Kenshin, whom watches over the property when Kensei is away.

    But, despite this his quest did not end.

    Musashi continues his work for the god Izanagi, slaying the creatures and followers of darkness wherever he may find them. He has survived through the centuries, a ghost in the modern machine. He does not exist, and it is debatable whether he ever did. His mission is neverending, but his methods have taken a more secretive approach due to the technology of this new age. It does not bother him though. Kensei does not seek glory or fame. All this legendary samurai wishes is to perform his task for his master and to save the innocent lives at peril.

    And as long as there is evil in the world, Kensei will live on to eradicate it from existance.

    Hero Type (Select one): Supernatural (Divine Agent)

    Power Level: World Level

    Powers (Be Specific): Granted powers by the Sky-Father of the Japanese pantheon, Izanagi, to become his chosen champion of the Earth: super-human physical abilities; ability to sense evil around him (30ft radius) as well as follow the trails of evil beings (provided the trail is still fresh as after an hour it will grow cold and dissapate); a healing factor (think wolverine); wields the Kusanagi (bronze-age style sword, double-edged straight blade blessed with divine power: can cut through anything, even magical enchantments (think Fable's Vorpal Blade); bonded to Kensei's spirit allowing the samurai the ability to summon the sword to his hand as long as they are both on the same plane of existance; enables Kensei to command the winds when in his possession from a simple breeze to a hurricane-force gale)

    Attributes (Select one at each category):

    Strength Level: 20

    Speed/Reaction Timing Level: 30 Mph (but bursts of up to 50 Mph are possible over short distances, but Kensei is unable to keep this speed for long)

    Endurance at MAXIMUM Effort: 2 hours (Kensei was given super-human stamina by Izanagi to perform his task of killing otherworldly creatures)

    Agility: 5X

    Intelligence: Average (sciences & technology); genius (supernatural myths and legends, demonology, battle tactics, leadership, and the arts of war)

    Fighting Skill: Mastered (Kensei is arguably the greatest swordsman that has ever lived, and is a master in many forms of armed and unarmed combat)

    Resources: Large (over the centuries Kensei has aquired enough wealth and connections to allow him to further his mission without worry along with a handful of minor mystical artifacts he has liberated throughout the centuries*)

    Weaknesses (If your stats chosen are deemed powerful enough by a Game Master with no weakness, the character will fall under rules of Level 3 and 4 characters. Even with a weakness, a Game Master may rule it as a Level 3 or 4 character): None really, but, despite being blessed with divine might, Kensei is still a human at his core. He must eat, sleep, breath the air...everything a normal man must do. Thus he is succeptable to attacks that effect his breath (suffocating, gases, etc), as well as being able to be knocked unconscious as a human would (it'd just take a lot more force to do it). He can be killed, though it is uncertain what will happen if his death occurs...

    Supporting Characters (Does your character have a significant other? A mother? Friend? Who are they, what do they have to do with your character?): Kensei grew tired of seeing those die around him a long time ago, so he has tried to distance himself from people to spare the pain of loss. Despite this act, Kensei has had an ally in his battle againt the forces of evil in the form of a family of monks devoted to the gods of old. Through the centuries, Kensei has allied himself with the children of each generation once they come of age.

    Currently the monk who is his main ally is a man in his late 20's called Hideyoshi Kenshin, and his sister, Ami Kenshin. Hideyoshi is a fully trained martial artist being taught the ways of his family's duties and history by their father, Ryo. Hideyoshi is a care-free individual in appearance, possessing a strong sense of optimism and humor. Hideyoshi is always trying to look on the bright side of things to brighten his friend's day and get him to loosen up. When the time calls for it though, Hideyoshi can become one of the most serious people you will ever meet. Like Kensei, Hideyoshi puts the lives of others above himself and will do anything to keep his sister from harm.

    Ami Kenshin, while taught the family discipline, took a different path. Instead of focusing on hand-to-hand combat, at a young age it became apparent that Ami was adept in the ways of magic. So she was given proper guidence and training in The Art, and soon became a skilled sorceress. Though not as powerful as some of the other mystics of the planet, Ami Kenshin was able to conjure many wards and enchantments to keep Kensei's place and the artifacts housed inside protected. Ami is a beautiful young women in her mid-20's with rare jade-colored eyes. When she first met Kensei she immediately felt an attraction to the noble warrior. At first Ami dismissed it as the fantasies of a young girl, but those feelings soon grew into something more. However, Ami is reluctant to tell Kensei how she feels for him, though Kensei knows. He has the same feeling towards her, but is afraid to get close to someone in a relationship.
    Ami is a caring person, and, like Kensei and Hideyoshi, puts the well-being of others over herself. She is a shy person, but tries to keep that from getting in the way of her duties.

    List a few reasons why you've created that character: I'm a fan of history and the myths of many cultures, among them Japan, and the challenge of integrating these myths into a comic book-style world interested me a great deal. He's based partly off the real life warrior of feudel Japan, Miyamoto Musashi, and an old D&D character of mine. Thought it'd be fun to try and tell some more modern-ized and adapted versions of said D&D hero's adventures. Not to mention it'll be fun showing how this ancient, stoic warrior has come to grips with the end of the samurai way, and the modern world around him.

    What can you bring to the RPG?: Experience in RPing, both in tabletop RPGs and on the Hype. A honorable hero, who will stop at nothing to defend the helpless and destroy the forces of darkness, no matter what form they take.

    Do you know how to post pictures on the hype boards?: Yes

    Sample Post (Minimum Four paragraphs containing dialogue):
    The figure waited on the rooftop of the Imperial Palace, quiet as death. He sat shrouded in a cloak as black as the night itself, concealing him from all eyes. The man did not move a muscle, not even the slightest of twitches. He simply sat in the shadow of a large bronze dragon that adorned the palace rooftop across from the Emperor's private chambers, a long bow resting at his side.

    For the past several weeks, Emperor Konoe had been having troubled dreams and had grown ill. No medicine seemed to work and the Emperor got weaker by the day. His aids grew frightened and desperate, so they called in the services of an Itako from the surrounding fiefdom. The blind mystic performed his rituals and made a devestating discovery. The Emperor's condition was due to a supernatural blight infecting his mind. It would not be long until he died. The Emperor's attendants did not know how to proceed, but the Itako suggested summoning the services of the Demon's Bane...

    So the call went out and Kensei, Izanagi's Chosen, came to the Imperial Palace and took up the task of freeing the Emperor from this curse.

    Kensei examined the Emperor as the lord lay unmoving in his bed, pale as a ghost. The Celestial Samurai quickly had an idea of what troubled the monarch, and so he climbed up to the top of the palace with his long bow and waited. Soon enough his hunch became reality as a large cloud of utter blackness descended upon the palace and came to rest on the roof above the Emperor's chamber. Kensei slowly raised his mighty bow and fitted it with a White Arrow, a blessed item created from the carved fang of a dragon. The warrior drew back the bow string, took aim at the center of the cloud...and fired.

    As the arrow hit the cloud as though it were a tangible thing, a great, beastial roar rang out into the silent night. Guards came running towards the source of the scream on the ground below, and men and women alike rushed to their bed chamber balconies to see what was amiss. All bore witness to the darkness as it rolled off of the roof and crashed into the earth below. It had taken solid shape as it fell, it's true form now revealed.

    One of the guards cautiously moved towards it and proded it with the tip of his spear.

    <"It...it's a Nue! A big one too">, yelled the guard loudly for all to hear as the Emperor's attendants rushed into the courtyard to inspect the foul beast.

    Kensei leaped off of the roof and landed in front of the men on the other side of the Nue's corpse. The guards and the attendants jumped back in surprise at the sudden appearance of the Swordsman.

    <"The Emperor will be fine">, Kensei stated in a calm voice as he retrieved his arrow from the monster's corpse, <"The Nue's influence over Konoe's spirit is no more.">

    Kensei made his way to stand in front of one of the guard. In his long years of life, Kensei became a fine judge of character, and this man possessed the will and ability to carry out the task he was about to appoint. Kensei was certain of it.

    <"You">, Kensei asked as he stared at the guard, <"what is your name?">

    The guard shifted himself to stand up straight and raised his chin in pride, <"My name is Yorimasu Minamoto, Captain of the Palace Guard and servant to the Emperor.">

    Kensei bowed in respect, <"Yorimasu, there is a task you must carry out, and it must be done this instant. If you do not succeed in this, the entire palace and all who dwell within will be cursed. Do you understand?">

    Minamoto kept a stern visage and nodded his head.

    <"Good">, replied Kensei, <"You must take this Nue's corpse and wrap it in linens. It is important that none of the beast be exposed, or else. You must then take this creature's covered body and wrap it in heavy chains, again making sure none of it is exposed. Once you have accomplished this task, you must take the beast to the Sea of Japan and sink it beneath the waves. Only then will you and the Imperial City be spared. Do you understand?">

    Minamoto nodded, <"I do. I will wrap the creature in linens, and then chains. All the while making sure none of the Nue's body is exposed. I will then take the beast to the Sea of Japan and sink it's corpse beneath the waves.">

    <"Excellent">, replied Kensei, <"I suggest you begin immediately.">

    Minamoto bowed respectfully to Kensei and moved off, calling to his guards to aid him by fetching linens and chains.

    Kensei made his way towards the aids.

    <"Thank you, Kensei">, said one as he bowed to the Swordsman, <"Izanagi chose his champion well. We shall pray to him, giving thanks for all that you have done this day. Here...take this as reward...">

    The attendant reached into his robes and pulled out a small pouch. Kensei inspected it and took it from the man. Emptying the contents out in his hand, Kensei found that it contained a dozen precious gems.

    <"It is the least we can do for the great service you have done">, stated the aid, <"think of it as a donation...to help you continue the battle against the growing darkness.">

    Kensei placed the gems back into the bag, and put the bag into a container in his armor. Kensei bowed to the aids, thanked them, and then walked off into the blackness of the night...

    <> = translated from Japanese
     
  2. Hound55 Byfar The Most Evil Thing

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    Oh... My... God...

    APPROVED!

    If you need any help at all catching up with what you've missed feel free to ask.
     
  3. trustyside-kick The Marine Marvel

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    I overrule Hound55's approval by the Seniority Act of Kiss My Ass 2012 and hereby Reject JBizzle's Application. :o :awesome:
     
  4. NiteMare Shape Livin' like a Sheen

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    And I overrule Trusty's overruling on the basis of....

    Well, I'm the GM, don't like it...too bad :oldrazz:

    In all seriousness though, glad to have you back.

    And on a side note, I just got back from the funeral and I should have some posts up in the next couple of days once I've settled back in.
     
  5. sabetoonth Where You Get Those Eyes?

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    I just dont want my return post to be short hence not having posted it yet :o
     
  6. Johnny Blaze Freethinker

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    Thank you, sir.
    Well, I see S.T.R.I.K.E. went off the deep end and started a war against the metas, and that there were some casualties because of that. Just got a few questions, and the rest I can get on my own.

    How are super-humans percieved in the world today after the war?

    Are the Guardians disbanded?

    Lastly, is what's the current status of S.T.R.I.K.E.?

    Oh, and where is Icon buried?
     
  7. Hound55 Byfar The Most Evil Thing

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    Mixed. There are pockets who still don't trust them and are scared, but for the most part sentiments are that the Guardians (at least) are here to help.

    At least that's how I've interpreted it. Shape may have a more definitive view, but as far as I'm aware nothing has been written to the contrary.

    These two are pretty helpful:
    http://forums.superherohype.com/showpost.php?p=22763369&postcount=70
    and
    http://forums.superherohype.com/showpost.php?p=22928427&postcount=5

    In short, the Guardians have been folded into the organization known in Wiegeabo's Invisible Man run as "The Agency". The Guardians initiative as they knew it was culled by the Government and the Agency picked apart it's most valuable assets (human/metahuman and other resources) which were easily identified by "the Director" after the Vigilante left Colonel Gunny Bracken (a man under the employ of the Guardians and in charge of their armoury - a role which is largely just equipping the Vigilante, who doesn't have metahuman powers to aid him, but also any others who may have needed equipment) in the medical care of the Agency after he had been shot in an attack on Guardians Headquarters.

    Kensai has been NPCed to still be with the group at this point (the opening line of dialogue in http://forums.superherohype.com/showpost.php?p=23055141&postcount=7, and mentioned again around the halfway mark) that said Youngster also appeared in that post and has since left the Guardians, not liking the new direction they're headed in.

    We have tried to leave NPCs largely in workable areas though, in case people decided to return.


    Well, Director Alexander Anderson was taken down. Shot and taken into custody by Federal Marshals. (http://forums.superherohype.com/showpost.php?p=22744235&postcount=62 and http://forums.superherohype.com/showpost.php?p=22744435&postcount=63) As for what has become of the overall organization? It hasn't been explored yet this season. But I wouldn't imagine they'd have too much of the public's confidence these days. Although Shape has made a post mentioning:

    So meta-crime has amped up some in the vaccuum of S.T.R.I.K.E's fall.

    Mount Olympus Memorial Park.

    http://forums.superherohype.com/showpost.php?p=22763279&postcount=69


    Hope that's been helpful.
     
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  8. Johnny Blaze Freethinker

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    That was extremely helpful, Hound. Thank you. :up:

    It seems Kensei wasn't mentioned in the memorial post, which is good since I'd like to have him say a personal goodbye during his Walkabout.

    Oh, and to make it known, Kensei is no longer a member of the Guardians. I'll be explaining what happened to him and where he was slowly during the Walkabout storyline.
     
  9. trustyside-kick The Marine Marvel

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    I only really ever used Kensei. Aside from them doing some blow on some Japanese geisha's stomachs and then blowing each other...only true thing I did was that Michael went to Kensei in Japan to teach him how to use a sword.

    And in those lessons they kinda bonded since Michael was feeling overwhelmed about his duties to his God since Kensei could understand since he is an Agent for his Gods.
     
  10. Hound55 Byfar The Most Evil Thing

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    Mikey and Miyamoto: Mystic Swingers was a spin-off RPG, it was an ill-conceived train-wreck of an idea which was rightly cancelled after three days.

    You can only ride the novelty of a japanese man saying "Vegas baby, Vegas!" for so long...
     
  11. trustyside-kick The Marine Marvel

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    But a glorious 3 days it was.
     
  12. Johnny Blaze Freethinker

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    Would anyone like to do a quick team-up with Acrobat? He's going to fight a girl whose mind has been warped by dark magic and I want her to be a pretty big threat - something too big for Acrobat to take on alone.
     
  14. trustyside-kick The Marine Marvel

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    Get on MSN. Though now I'm forgetting what your MSN is lol.
     
  15. sabetoonth Where You Get Those Eyes?

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    Hey Nicodemus, PM sent :up:
     
  16. Nicodemus Registered

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    [email protected]. I added you and sent a message. Don't have long to talk though - work tomorrow, so I need mah sleep.

    Replied :woot:
     
  17. Johnny Blaze Freethinker

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    Sure. Shoot me a PM with the info.
     
  18. NiteMare Shape Livin' like a Sheen

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    Hey guys,

    My internet access has been alittle limited the last few days. I am working on some posts that I'll have up asap.
     
  19. Johnny Blaze Freethinker

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    Character you have created: Captain Thomas Holloway
    Alias: Captain Hellfire

    Speech Color: Bold, Comic Sans

    Character Alignment: Hero

    Identity: Known

    Character Personality: Thomas grew up a troubled child, and still has an arrogance about him. The military life has helped straighten him out, giving Thomas a certain coolness, even in the tightest of situations. Captain has a strong sense of right and wrong, even if what he sees as "wrong" is legal. Thomas carries a devotion to his teammates, his family, and is willing to die for them and his beliefs.

    Uniform/costume:

    In his Battle Armor
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    Without his Armor
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    Origin Info/Details: Thomas grew up in a military family under the strict eye of his father. His mother left when he was six, leaving his dad, a three star general, to take care of Thomas on his own. To his credit he did his best, but being in a high ranking position meant he was never really there for Thomas growing up. So Thomas learned at an early age to take care of himself.

    Growing up he obtained a rebelious attitude, often getting into fights and general no-good, prompting the nickname "Hellfire" because it was what he was filled with according to his father. One day, when Thomas was seventeen, his father died of a stroke, leaving him with regret and conviction.
    Deciding to get his act together to honor his old man, Thomas cleaned himself up and enlisted into the Core. He excelled at Paris Island, and when he became a full-fledged marine, he rose through the ranks with a ferocity that highlighted his work ethic and keen intellect in the business of warfare.

    Throughout it all, Thomas got to know another general who was a close friend of his father's. Thomas never asked for any help, and he never received any as he rose to a well respected figure in the Marine Core. Eventually, his father's friend pulled some strings, and got him promoted to the rank of Captain and stationed in one of the military's secret facilities.
    It was at this facility where Thomas' life would change forever.

    Thomas rarely knew about any of the projects going on at the secret base, and he liked it like that. The more he didn't know, the less he'd have to worry about. But one day an absent minded scientist (or perhaps the hand of fate?) left one of the doors to the "off-limits" areas open.
    Thomas at first started to close it, but his temptation got the better of him and he carefully walked inside. The room was empty, except for a large, plastic cell. The cell was as empty as the room, save for single hard cot, a toilet...and a small gray-skinned alien.

    Thomas' mind began to race, but he quickly steadied himself as best he could. Maintain composure, even if it's just a show. The Gray introduced himself telepathically as Alek, and the two talked. Alek was a scientist of his race who came to Earth to warn us of an impending hostile takeover of our planet by his people, but his ship crashed in Roswell, New Mexico in the 40's. He was the only survivor of his crew, and has been held in this facility since then.

    For some reason, Thomas felt Alek was telling the truth, and he freed the alien. Together they made their way to a hidden hanger where they discovered a experimental space craft that the government had created from reverse-engineering Alek's ship.
    With a little ingenuity and bravery, the pair managed to get to the craft and take off before the entire base was alerted.

    For ten years, Thomas and Alek joined forces with other other heroic sentients and battled the Grays in a bloody guerilla war. Thomas as the crew he commanded became legendary. He and his men fought with a tenacity that was unmatched, and the Thomas' old nickname in a way returned. Now enemy and ally alike knew Thomas as Captain Hellfire. A fan of the Greek myths, Thomas dubbed his team the Argonauts, after the mythical group of legendary warriors.
    Eventually, the Grays gave up their crusade to take control of the Earth, leaving the heroes of the small war to figure out what to do next.

    Thomas, now thirty-two years old and feeling he can't return home, captain's the ship he and Alek stole, called the Icarus, and a small crew of battle-hardened misfits, the Argonauts. Together they travel the stars, looking for some honest merc work, and using their own brand of justice where they see fit.

    Hero Type (Select one): Normal
    Power Level (Select one below): Street Level

    Powers (Be Specific): None; Thomas is a normal human.

    Attributes (Select one at each category):

    Strength Level: Peak Human

    Speed/Reaction Timing Level: Peak Human

    Endurance at MAXIMUM Effort: Peak Human

    Agility: Peak Human

    Intelligence: Average; Genuis (battle tactics, strategy); Above-Average (general spacer knowledge)

    Fighting Skill: Mastered (Thomas has mastered his MC combat training, as well as a few extraterrestrial martial arts; Thomas is a master in firearm and knife combat)

    Resources: Minimal (what he has is whatever is on his ship, Icarus)

    Weaknesses: None

    Supporting Characters:

    Alek: A Gray alien scientist who is a brilliant inventor, and is a bit crazy. After all, being cooped up in a small, plastic cage for over fifty years will have that affect. Alek though escaped one day in the sixties and somehow made it to San Francisco. There he fell in love with Marijuana, and has taken to growing his own plants in his room on the Icarus. The herb, according to Alek, helps stir his creativity. Alek is also a huge fan of Earth TV programs.
    Alek, like all the Grays, possess minor telepathic abilities.

    The Argonauts

    List a few reasons why you've created that character: Far as I know, the cosmic side of this game has been barely explored. And that, my friends, is a damn shame. So, myself, with the aid of at least one other like-minded individual want to expand the RPing into the stars and expand the CAH Universe a bit.

    What can you bring to the RPG?: Experience

    Do you know how to post pictures on the hype boards?: Yep

    Sample Post (Minimum Four paragraphs containing dialogue):
    "I told you not to smoke that **** up here", Thomas said as he entered the bridge of the Icarus. It was the night cycle of the ship, and most of the crew was asleep, save for Alek, who had watch, and the Captain.

    "You did", Alek said as he took another puff from his joint.
    "And, if I thought you'd catch me, I wouldn't have done it. But, since it is already lit, and everyone else is asleep..."

    *sigh* "Ok, this one, and no more. You know some of the crew doesn't like that ****."

    "Well, they're idiots", Alek scoffed as he kicked his feet up onto the armrest of the pilot's chair.

    "Ha", Thomas chuckled as he took the seat next to Alek's and got comfortable.
    "I've come to realize that everyone who has a different opinion than your's is an idiot."

    Alek sat up and mockingly waved his fist in the air, "And rightfully so! Rabble! Rabble!"

    "South Park?"

    "Yeah", Alek sighed and leaned back in his chair, taking a big drag off of the joint that hung from his mouth.

    The Icarus was quietly floating along in the Black, the eerie shine of the stars a picturesque backdrop, as the two friends sat back and gazed out into the eternal night beyond the bridge.

    "You know...there are times when I do feel homesick. Like a gnawing in my gut, a wanting to see my home again", Thomas says, breaking the silence, "but then I see this...and I feel like I'm right where I'm supposed to be..."

    A series of small comets rocketed past, not even a lightyear away, leaving a glittering trail of cosmic brilliance that shimmered against the starry backdrop of space.

    "Welcome home, Captain Hellfire", Alek said before taking another puff, and the two sat back in peace, quietly watching the cosmic show play on before them.
     
  20. Johnny Blaze Freethinker

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    Here's a pic of the Icarus. For some reason the look of the Defiant from DS9 really appealed to me...

    [​IMG]
     
  21. Byrd Man El Hombre Pájaro

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    [FONT=&quot]Create a Hero RPG SEASON IV Application[/FONT]

    [FONT=&quot]Character you have created:[/FONT] B&#259;rbat Puternic

    [FONT=&quot]Alias:[/FONT] Barb

    [FONT=&quot]Speech Color (Actually say what you're using, don't go "Like this", or what not): [/FONT]Green and bold.

    [FONT=&quot]Character Alignment: Hero[/FONT]

    [FONT=&quot]Identity: Secret/Known[/FONT]: Known

    [FONT=&quot]Character Personality:[/FONT]
    Barb is a warrior. He lives for combat, he loves being in combat. The reason why he enjoys combat is because in combat he doesn't have to think about anything but fighting. All the death he caused by not acting is forgotten. Outside of fighting, he's not apposed to having a good time. In his quiet moments, his thoughts go back to the war and his desertion. He now serves with the Argonauts to make up for his past mistakes, promising never to abandon another person in need again.

    [FONT=&quot]Uniform/costume: [/FONT]
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    [FONT=&quot]Origin Info/Details:[/FONT]

    B&#259;rbat Puternic is a Strekian, native of the planet Sterk. He was born in the city or Onora to miner parents. After a minimal education, Barb began his mandatory service in the Sterkian Military. Barb served as a petty officer on the warship SCN Distrug&#259;tor. After an exceptional three year service, Barb chose to renew his commitment to the navy and applied for special forces.

    Barb became a squad leader for the Vanguards, Strekian special forces that pulled off operations across the galaxy. Ten years ago, Barb's squad were en route to an op against a cell of Marqquod terrorist when their ship encountered another craft. Inside the ship were two beings. One of which was a member of the Grays, the other a member of a species Barb and his men had never encountered. A human. According to the Gray, his people were poised to invade the human's planet. While it wasn't part of his mission, Barb and his men heard the human out. A dozen terrorist or a flat-out invasion? The terrorists could wait. Barb's squad saddled up with the human and Gray and went to war.

    Unbeknownst to Barb, while he was with Gray, known as Alek, and the human, called Thomas Holloway, the Marqquod cell acted out a damaging terrorist attack on a Strek mining facility. Thousands were killed and, although Barb helped repeal the Gray invasion, he was dishonorably discharged by the Strek military, charged with desertion and with a death warrant on his head. Knowing no place else to go, Barb and his men stayed with the two travelers and the rest of the crew he acquired. During the war with the Grays, the rest of Barb's squad were killed in the combat and only Barb survived.

    Now, Barb acts as chief security officer and weapons and demo expert for the Icarus. He deals with the guilt of deserting his planet and his people while trying avoid the bounty on his head.

    [FONT=&quot]Hero Type (Select one):[/FONT]
    Brick/Muscle

    [FONT=&quot]Power Level (Select one below):[/FONT]

    [FONT=&quot]1. Street Level (Ex. Punisher, Daredevil)[/FONT]

    [FONT=&quot]Powers (Be Specific):[/FONT] Barb has extra durable skin, super strength, and a slight healing factor, all part of his racial traits as a Strekian.

    [FONT=&quot]Attributes (Select one at each category):

    Strength Level:[/FONT]10

    [FONT=&quot]Speed/Reaction Timing Level: Relative to a human[/FONT]

    [FONT=&quot]Endurance at MAXIMUM Effort: [/FONT]3

    [FONT=&quot]Agility: [/FONT]Relative to a human

    [FONT=&quot]Intelligence: [/FONT]Above Average

    [FONT=&quot]Fighting Skill: [/FONT]Mastered hand to hand fighting and gun combat.

    [FONT=&quot]Resources: [/FONT]Minimal

    [FONT=&quot]Weaknesses:[/FONT] Although he has tough skin, Barb can be killed by conventional means.

    [FONT=&quot]Supporting Characters:[/FONT] The Argonauts

    [FONT=&quot]List a few reasons why you've created that character:[/FONT] JB was talking about his idea, and I've been a space opera scifi kinda mood. So, I threw my hat into the ring.

    [FONT=&quot]What can you bring to the RPG?: [/FONT]Your mother.

    [FONT=&quot]Do you know how to post pictures on the hype boards?:[/FONT] Yep.


    [FONT=&quot]Sample Post (Minimum Four paragraphs containing dialogue):



    Tatem XII


    [/FONT]The tall, skinny Dwek came into the packed cantina and looked around. The place was filled with various types. There were miners from two star systems over had hopped a barge and jumped to Tatem XII, looking to spend their hard earned pay on some drinks and women. There were a small collection of businessmen who looked like they had lost all their money in the Panto Stock Exchange. A call girl leaned against an odd, pink skinned alien and whispered sweet nothings into his ear.

    The Dwek saw Barb nursing a drink in the corner booth. He made eye contact with Barb and walked over.

    "You the captain?" The Dwek asked, looking nervously over his shoulder.

    "Maybe. You the man that needs transport?"

    "Yeah," the Dwek said, looking down at Barb. "You're here early. Like, by an hour."

    "We got a saying about that where I come from."

    "By the way, you're Hellfire? I thought you were some type of weird alien, not a Strek."

    "What can I say?" Barb said with a shrug. "Rumors and such. Have a seat."

    The Dwek sat down across the table from him and Barb hid the smirk he felt coming on as he saw the Dwek palm something from his pocket.

    "Well, I--"

    "Not another word," Barb said, his calm and easy manner disappearing. They were replaced by a steely gaze. "You don't say another word until you drop that blaster."

    "Ah," the Dwek said with a chuckle. "Saw that, did you?"

    "Yep. Blaster under the table is about as cliche as you can get."

    "Well, I don't want to cause a scene. Scanner said you don't have any weapons on you. I'm disappointed. You don't live up to your reputation, Hellfire."

    "Yeah, well, rumors and such. Mind telling me who hired you to kill me?"

    "Ah, that would ruin my reputation as a professional," the Dwek asked with a grin."Any last words, Hellfire?"
    [FONT=&quot]
    [/FONT]"Just that saying I mentioned. The one we have on Strek."

    Suddenly, half the bar was a blur of motion. The miners had plasma bolt guns pointed in the Dwek's face, the businessmen had plam-sized blasters the same size as the Dwek's, pointed straight at the assassin.

    "'Întotdeauna apar primele trei ore la o întâlnire,'" Barb said in his native tongue. "'Always show up three hours early to a meeting.'"

    The pink-skinned alien that had been with the callgirl walked over, his gun trained on the Dwek.

    "Captain Hellfire. Howdy. Let's talk about who wants to kill me."
     
  22. Johnny Blaze Freethinker

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    Still some spots to fill if anybody is interested in joining the team! More PCs the better! :grin:
     
  23. Byrd Man El Hombre Pájaro

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    Join or die.

    Literally.
     
  24. Eddie Brock Golden Domer

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    ... it would force me to actually post in here...
     
  25. Johnny Blaze Freethinker

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    I do like forcing people in to doing things. Especially dirty things... :)
     

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