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Liberation & Iron (Steampunk)

A culture that was once beautiful and prosperous is now corrupt and dying. Many factions struggle for control over the continent, but what agenda do you support? This is a Steampunk Roleplay.

Discussion began on 11/02/2012

Welcome to Ameris, Land of Invention! (Story/Skeleton/Rules)

  • Image Icon-member Trina
    Name: Lorraine Hale
     
    Alias: Hines
     
    Age: 102 (Appears to be around seventeen years old)
     
    Gender: Female
     
    Species: Half-Elf
     
    Appearance: 
     
    Alignment: Neutral Good
     
    Class: Spy/Sniper
     
    Equipment: 
     
    -Sniper Rifle
     
    -Dart Gun
     
    -Pistol
     
    -Whistle
     
    Talents/Abilities: 
     
    -Lorraine is patient. This may not seem like much, but in the right situations, this skill has proven to be a life-saver - literally.
     
    -Her body is flexible and acrobatic, and her muscles are toned. She is a fast runner and knows a bit of Parkour-type moves as well.
     
    -Lorraine knows a lot about history, and has a very good memory. She is responsible and very trusted among people. She knows a bit about machines and weaponry.
     
    Biography: 
     
    Lorraine grew up in the cultivated, agricultural regions of Ameris, the fifth-born child among ten. Her parents were loving and down to earth. Her siblings never quarreled, and cared for each other. They were a peaceful, happy family. The traditions they carried from their race were active in everyday life. The boys were taught to hunt and fight, whereas the girls learned to channel their enchantment to healing practices and cooking. Some of Lorraine's sisters were interested in the arts, some in normal female roles, but she wanted to hunt as well. Her father saw strength and courage in her heart, so he began to train her along with her older brothers.
     
    She became talented. By the time she was 26 (nine in human years), the war was coming to its peak. Although the rolling hills of the shores weren't well protected, they expected the Ruspiasantis army to target the more major cities. At one point, the opposing military invaded the country and the Hale family went into hiding. In the night, the village nearby was set up in flames and a troop was approaching their barn.
     
    They slipped out the back, heading towards the forest behind the fields of crops. After their house was destroyed, they were seen by the soldiers. Lorraine and her younger siblings were pushed on by the older ones. Her mother and father instructed the remaining boys to protect the young ones at all costs and leave them behind if need be. Well, the need came. Mother and Father were caught and promptly shot in front of the running children. They entered the forest, but more bullets came and hit some of the boys that guarded their flanks, and a few of Lorraine's little sisters. By now there were only four children left. The last older brother was hit, and in the midst of chaos, the last children split apart and lost each other. Lorraine finally realized when she was at the edge of the woods, but there didn't seem to be any soldiers following her.
     
    For a while, she wandered before giving up and sitting herself down . She was begging to fall asleep when she was suddenly disrupted by something. In front of her kneeled a boy. He looked dirty and slightly burnt. He must have been in the village fire. The boy spoke to her for a while and asked her different questions. She was very dazed and traumatized and didn't know exactly who he was or what he was talking about, but when he offered to help her escape, she quickly agreed. After that, they fled the shores and snuck aboard a train to Piston.
     
    Since then, they have stayed together and developed an...interesting relationship. She serves as an older sibling to him, despite him having saved her and being older than her (by human years).
     
    ~Power Chart~
     
    STRENGTH: 7
     
    SPEED: 8
     
    ENDURANCE: 6
     
    STEALTH: 10
     
    INTELLIGENCE: 9
     
    ENCHANTMENT: 4
     
    ACCURACY: 10
     
    LUCK: 3
  • Mulberry bush Icon-non-member Miss Gradfrad

    Name: Amos Claxton

     
    Alias: Pops (he's only called this by his younger siblings)
     
    Age: 18 (looks a lot older than he is)
     
    Gender: male
     
    Species: human
     
    Appearance: 
     
    Alignment: Good
     
    Class: Mechanic, laborer
     
    Equipment: 
    Rifle
     
    Dagger
     
    Tool belt
    Talents/Abilities: Amos is very good at fixing technology. He isn't much of an inventor though. He's also pretty decent with a shotgun.
     
    Biography: Amos Claxton has lived a hard life. He was working in his father's shop from age eight to help provide for his family. He was well liked by his peers, even though he didn't get to bond much with them. He's had a few girlfriends, but none of them were able to deal with his complicated family life. Amos' father and mother were killed in a train accident last year, leaving him and his sister Nancy in charge of their family. He has seven younger siblings. Nancy (16), Amelia (14), Florence (11), Rowena (10), Jasper (7), Alan (5), and Vivian (2). Currently Amos works two jobs. With help from Nancy and Amelia, he keeps his father's shop running. On nights and weekends Amos works in the nearby fishery. He is always tired and worn down, and he is having a lot of trouble seeing the good in life. Amos keeps going however, because his siblings need him. He is quiet and hardworking. 
    He lives in Industry with his family.
     
    Power Chart: 
     
    STRENGTH: 9
     
    SPEED: 8
     
    ENDURANCE: 10
     
    STEALTH: 5
     
    INTELLIGENCE: 5
     
    ENCHANTMENT: 0
     
    ACCURACY: 8
     
    LUCK: 5
     
  • Mulberry bush Icon-non-member Miss Gradfrad

    Name: Nancy Claxton

     
    Alias: Mumsy (she is only called this by her younger siblings)
     
    Age: 16
     
    Gender: Female
     
    Species: Human
     
    Appearance: 
    (Further description: she has blue eyes.)
     
    Alignment: Good
     
    Class: Laborer, laundry woman
     
    Equipment:
    Knife
     
    Watch:
     
    Talents/Abilities: Nancy is extremely nurturing, she is great with kids of all ages. She is also a very savvy business woman and a fantastic haggler.
     
    Biography: Nancy's mother and father died when she was 15. Since then, she has raised her siblings with the help of her older brother Amos. She adores each of them greatly, even if she occasionally feels burdened by them. Nancy is very charismatic and likable. She has a lively spirit and an infectious love of life. She is the anchor of her family. They would have fallen apart if it weren't for her. Nancy feels an immense pressure because of this, and holds in all her frustrations, worries, and fears. She regrets that she had to drop out of school, and misses having a "normal" life and friends. She wouldn't leave her family for anything though.
     
    Power Chart: 
     
    STRENGTH: 6
     
    SPEED: 7
     
    ENDURANCE: 9
     
    STEALTH: 7
     
    INTELLIGENCE: 6
     
    ENCHANTMENT: 1
     
    ACCURACY: 6
     
    LUCK: 7
  • Mulberry bush Icon-non-member Miss Gradfrad

    Name: Amelia Claxton

     Alias: Amy
     
    Age: 14
     
    Gender: Female
     
    Species: Human
     
    Appearance: 
     
    Alignment: Neutral 
     
    ClassLaborer, laundry woman
     
    Equipment: goggles/helmet (featured in her picture)
    Pocket knives:
     
     
     
    flashlight:
     
    Talents/Abilities: Amelia is very good at talking her way out of trouble. She is also a very adept pickpocket. 
     
    Biography: Amelia is the younger sister of Amos and Nancy. While Amos is resigned to their life, and Nancy tries to make the best of it, Amelia resents it. She resents that they all have to work for a living. She resents that they're poor. She is very bitter, especially towards the Amerisantis government, who has not helped them at all. Amelia helps out a lot raising her younger siblings, but they can tell she resents them and they avoid her because of it. When Amelia is not helping run the shop, she is out on the streets pick-pocketing  Nancy hates that she does this, and Amos doesn't know. Unlike Amos and Nancy, Amelia does not feel obligated to stay with her family. She is often lazy and disrespectful, finding every opportunity to challenge Nancy. 
    Amelia hasn't gotten into any trouble with the law yet, but she continues to get more and more daring. This girl is a thrill seeker and a daredevil. She is trouble.
     
    Power Chart: 
     
    STRENGTH: 3
     
    SPEED: 7
     
    ENDURANCE: 5
     
    STEALTH: 9
     
    INTELLIGENCE: 7
     
    ENCHANTMENT: 0
     
    ACCURACY: 9
     
    LUCK: 10
     
  • Mulberry bush Icon-non-member Miss Gradfrad

    I'm just going to fill out some basic bios for the rest of the siblings. They aren't going to be as important as Amelia, Nancy, and Amos. 

     

     Name: Florence

    Age: 11

    Gender: Female

    Appearance: Blonde hair, gray eyes

    Personality: Quiet, sweet, studious

    Job: Laundry

     

    Name: Rowena

    Age: 10

    Gender: Female

    Appearance: auburn hair, gray eyes

    Personality: Silly, hyper, happy

    Job: Laundry

     

    Name: Jasper

    Age: 7

    Gender: Male

    Appearance: curly Auburn hair, blue eyes

    Personality: Serious, thoughtful, sweet

    Job: Shoe shiner and errand boy


    Name: Alan

    Age: 5

    Gender: Male

    Appearance: Blonde hair, gray eyes

    Personality: Happy, clueless, hyper

    Job: Helping Nancy and looking after Vivian


    Name: Vivian

    Age: 2

    Gender: Female

    Appearance: Curly blonde hair, blue eyes

    Personality: She hasn't developed much of one yet.

    Job: Being 2 and adorable.

  • 272516_551218921558441_913300862_o Icon-founder PartialTalent

    I think that Amelia and Pan are going to get along >:D

  • Image Icon-member Trina
    Alias: Jane Doe
     
    Age: Thousands of years old (Appears to be 28)
     
    Gender: Female
     
    Species: Druid
     
    Appearance: 
     
    Alignment: Chaotic Good
     
    Class: Healer/Inventor
     
    Equipment:
     
    -Fold-Out Wings (A small lever activates the blades that protrude from each side. Another lever activates an emergency rocket pack built in with the wings)
     
    -BO/Box Operator (Serves as a companion and is programmed to offer advice based on input. Programmed with knowledge on almost every subject. BO is very old , and occasionally gives false, outdated information as a result of that. Capable of thinking independently. Has the ability to transform, but Jane is unaware of this.)
     
    Regular Form: (Exactly this, but about the size of your hand)
     
    Transformation:
     
    -Standard Pistol
     
    -Crossbow & poison-tipped arrows
     
    Talents/Abilities: 
     
    -Since she is blind, Jane has an extremely acute sense of taste and hearing.
     
    -Being a Druid, she is able to manipulate the elements, but she excels in wind magic.
     
    -Jane is very resourceful and is a skilled inventor as well. She can use anything around her to her advantage.
     
    Biography: 
     
    Jane Doe was born from the earth, specifically a thousand-year-old pine tree at the top of a mountain in the Cliffs. She is a Druid - the spirit of a plant embodied, usually to serve a specific purpose. When Jane was created, the climax of the war between Ameris and Ruspia had just begun, and the land had been destroyed in the process. Jane's forest was dying, trees being cut down to help profit the Amerisantis military. Being the very center and pinnacle of the Cliffs' forests, the pine manifested itself in a human body to restore nature. She lived out several years since her creation. She is aware of her existence and where she came from, but she no longer has any memories of living as a part of the land. She was given the name "Jane Doe" by the locals and outcast groups. She is relatively well-liked because of her kind nature towards all walks of life.
     
    Many bandit and gypsy groups lived up in the Cliffs and forests years ago, before the war and during the beginning of the war. Jane lived alongside them and was a friend to many, helping them to sure the sick using herbal remedies and gathering food, or watching after children. One of these bandits was a man name Boiko, who climbed Jane's tree as a child and was looked down on for being a "coward." Jane was Boiko's caretaker and best friend. After a year spent together, Jane fell in love for the first time. Then, the group being nomadic and traveling constantly, they were arrested by the Amerisantis officials for thievery. Only a few managed to escape, one being Boiko. It was only about a week later when a troop of Ruspiasantis soldiers invaded the Amerisantis Cliff base. Jane and Boiko knew the rest of the gypsies were still being held there. While chaos was raging within the fort, they snuck in together and released the gypsies.
     
    Everyone scrambled to escape. A few were shot and killed. The majority fled, but behind the crowd, a young boy tripped and fell, looking up to find a gun held against his head by a Ruspiasantis invader. Before he could shoot, Boiko leapt in front of the child, taking a bullet to the skull. At first, it was numbing, watching the scene fold out. But when she did, Jane lost all control and attacked the man. In defense, he stabbed across her chest and shoulder, and gauged her eyes with the small knife. She fell unconscious, but when she awoke, the fit was over and she had somehow made it outside the building. Using her healing abilities, she was able to close her open wounds, but still remained scarred and blind. The rest of the gypsies had either fled or died, and didn't return to the Cliffs.
     
    ~Power Chart~
     
    STRENGTH: 4
     
    SPEED: 7
     
    ENDURANCE: 6
     
    STEALTH: 10
     
    INTELLIGENCE: 5 (She is slightly oblivious at times)
     
    ENCHANTMENT: 9
     
    ACCURACY: 7
     
    LUCK: 2
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     Name: Cesarei Septimus (Pronounced Chess-are-aey Sep-tem-us) 

     
    Alias: Wolf
     
    Age: 312 (Appears to be 25)
     
    Gender: Male
     
    Species: Lycan
     
    Appearance: 
     
    Facial Features - 
     
    Additional Details: His skin is very tan, he has emerald green eyes and has a six inch scar running down his left cheek from where he was once marked by an opponent's claws. 
    Armor -
     
    Lycan Form -
     
    Alignment: Lawful Good (Human Form) and Chaotic Neutral (Lycan Form)
     
    Class: Martial Artist
     
    Equipment: 
     
    Collapsible Lycan Spear (The blade is designed for slashing and thrusting): 
     
    Dual Lycan Swords and Sheath (Kept slung across his back):
     
    Lycan Tribe Blade (Sheathed at his hip):
     
    Lycan Claw Gauntlet (Allows Cesarei to battle with claws outside of Lycan form): 
    Lycan Sword (Attached at hip): 
    This weapon is featured in his Armor image.
     
    Talents/Abilities: 
    • The Lycan Curse: When the full moon hangs in the sky, Cesarei is forced to transform into a powerful wolf-like monster called a Lycan. More popularly called a Werewolf, he is cursed to tread the Earth in the form of a Beast every full moon. Between full moons, he has the ability to control when his transformations occur. The Lycan Curse has enhanced Ceserai's natural senses and allow him to see in the dark. While in his beast form, he is also stronger and faster, but he cannot influence how the animal controlling him behaves. Because of his curse, he can also understand and speak with animals.
    • Light-footed Hunter: Wolf, as he is sometimes called, is a master hunter and can move without creating any sound. He is also surprisingly quick on his feet. He can dodge most projectiles, and his reflexives are supernaturally quick due to his curse.
    • Martial Arts Specialist: Cesarei has dedicated his entire life as a warrior to mastering various martial art styles. Although he may not be very accurate with a gun, he is lethal with a melee weapon. He is also very dangerous when fighting unarmed. 
     
    Biography: 
    • Born in Lujhard, Cesarei was born and raised as a member of the Black Lycan Tribe. He has been raised as a warrior for the entirety of his life. 
    • After many years of committed service to his Tribe, he was told to select a life long mate so that he could start a family and retire from his warrior career. The thought of settling down frightened and depressed him, and after many attempts to find love, he found that could not attach his affections to any of the women. 
    • After several more years, the Chieftain of the Black Lycan Tribe ordered that Cesarei embark on a  self-seeking journey around the world. Confused, he asked the Chieftain what the purpose of the trip was, but the Chieftain merely responded with the word enlightenment. 
    • Wolf has been traveling the world ever since, searching for enlightenment and happiness. Little does he know that what he will find is his true identity, a purpose outside of his warrior life, and perhaps even love...
     
    Power Chart: (Rank your attributes 1-10. Do not use more than 50 points, please.)
     
    STRENGTH: 9
     
    SPEED: 9
     
    ENDURANCE: 7
     
    STEALTH: 7
     
    INTELLIGENCE: 7
     
    ENCHANTMENT: 4
     
    ACCURACY: 2
     
    LUCK: 5
  • Mulberry bush Icon-non-member Miss Gradfrad

    OMG NEW GUY

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    Name: Avis
     
    Alias: Beast of Grandeur
     
    Age: 9
     
    Gender: Female
     
    Species: Drow/Mutant
     
    Appearance:
     
    -Normal appearance
     
    -Mutant form
     
    Alignment: Neutral (She has genuine good in her heart, but she acts out and harms other due to her condition)
     
    Class: Monster
     
    Equipment: 
     
    -Teddy Bear
     
    Talents/Abilities: 
     
    -Avis is able to transform at any given moment. It is very painful, so she rarely does, but there are periods when her body will involuntarily change.
     
    -When in her monster form, she has immeasurable strength and speed, but is barely able to control her actions. It's as if she is looking through the eyes of a monster, but is almost never able to stop it.
     
    -Avis' mutant abilities also allow her to see in the night as if it were broad daylight, see very far away, and detect certain objects on a person's body, mostly metal objects like guns and other weapons. When she is in mutant form, although, she loses her sense of smell and becomes colorblind.
     
    Biography: 
     
    When Ruspia bombed Grandeur, Avis and her twin brother were still in their mother's womb. Their father died in the blast, but their mother lived to give birth to them a month later. She birthed them alone in the streets, as most of the population had died off at that point. Avis was the first to be born, but her mother noticed something odd about her. She had figured earlier that they would be deformed because of the radiation, but she was horrified to realize that Avis and her brother had been melded together. The only part of the baby boy evident in Avis was an extra arm and shoulder protruding from her side. Shortly after, the child's mother died and the newborn was left alone. A woman, who had formerly been homeless and more than a little crazy even before the destruction of the city, found her and cared for her until she was about four years old. Avis never knew the old woman's name, but she called the little girl 'Avis' because, according to the woman, it meant 'silent' in the "ancient language." Avis was born mute, but she never had the need to speak anyway. Most of the citizens had died, and the rest became mutants, beside her caretaker. In a weird way, Avis cared for the old woman. When she and the lady where sitting in their "home," which was a thick layer of papers spread in a small cave made from fallen debris, a man appeared at the end of the street.
     
    He had several different arms and legs, and his neck was twisted in all the wrong ways. He had sharp teeth, which he used to tear the old woman open in front of Avis. The girl sat, watching, completely silent, with an emotionless face while she screamed inside. The man didn't seem to even notice her, and just dragged the body up a pile of rubble, leaving the toddler alone and afraid. Avis discovered at the age of six, that she and her brother were able to communicate with each other. At least, it's what she thought. She didn't know what insanity was, but she could feel the arm twitching at her side and a soft voice reassuring her, warning her of danger and talking at night to keep the monsters away. In a way, her own insanity kept her from losing herself completely. Her inability to speak and the monsters roaming the streets drove her crazy some nights, when she would forget her own name and where she was and if this was all a dream or not.
     
    Finally, when she was about seven years old, she transformed for the first time. At was abrupt and sudden, though she did feel some odd symptoms earlier in the week. She had began to feel sick and numb in her left side, where her brother was. Feeling fatigued and nauseated, she had sat down on a crushed sidewalk and began to black out until a piercing pain spread through her. Unable to scream, she sat silently as the pain tore her body apart. Her brother's arm stretched out as the skin peeled away, revealing the red muscle underneath. Her skin disappeared as her face opened up, many small, red, tentacle-like tendons hanging down. All of a sudden, everything was colorless, but she could still feel a long, spiny tail ripping out of her back and rows of sharp spikes lifting out of her hunched back. The whole ordeal was a mess of blurred pain and tears, until it was over, and Avis slumped onto the ground. She stayed passed out there until morning, when she awoke in her normal state. After that first time, it happened periodically, though the dates and times shifted occasionally. She could always tell when the time was coming, but could never be sure. Avis asked her brother if that was him, and came to believe it was.
     
    ~Power Chart~
     
    Normal form:
     
    STRENGTH: 2
     
    SPEED: 3
     
    ENDURANCE: 2
     
    STEALTH: 6
     
    INTELLIGENCE: 3
     
    ENCHANTMENT: 0
     
    ACCURACY: 0
     
    LUCK: 3
     
    ---
     
    Mutant form:
     
    STRENGTH: 10
     
    SPEED: 10
     
    ENDURANCE: 8
     
    STEALTH: 0
     
    INTELLIGENCE: 0
     
    ENCHANTMENT: 0
     
    ACCURACY: 5
     
    LUCK: 0

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