================ PLOT ================
Many years into the future, the earth is torn asunder by war, and the sun never shines past the smog covering the air. The survivors have piled into several small nations, of which the largest nation is known as Nubinelle. However, groups of people took control of these nations, and corrupt with power, began terrorizing their citizens. Desperate, hungry, these people soon accepted the bleak future, and believed that the future would never change.
Since the many wars, many people with unique powers began to show up, either using their powers to help others or using them to terrorize others. Uncreatively, they became known as "ability users". Their abilities range from rapid regeneration to manipulation of electricity and far beyond that as well. The only common link between these "ability users" is their dependence on an unknown energy inside their bodies, which they need to use their abilities, and running out of energy results in their death. The only known ways to recover energy are either resting or eating.
Now, in Nubinelle, the concentration of "ability users" are high enough where they began either fighting for the corrupt leaders or against them. With several powerful factions closing in on Nubinelle and its vast resources, the time is ripe for a spark to set off a huge flame...
And the mysterious organization known only as the Intelligence Services...what part do they play?
================ FACTIONS ================
This round will introduce factions to DCW IRL. Factions are groups of NPCs and players that work together to achieve their goal. In Nubinelle, there are four main factions:
Formerly part of the Armed Forces, the 8th Battalion, under the command of Brent, became disgusted at the Armed Forces' gradual abuse of the people of Nubinelle, and split apart from the Armed Forces, but kept their name, the 8th Battalion. This faction now fights to overthrow the Armed Forces. The 8th Battalion is cautious and will rarely openly fight against the Armed Forces unless the situation is dire. They primarily serve humanitarian duties, protecting the people of Nubinelle and offering them food.
Unfortunately, the group splintered into two smaller factions after a small group of people lead by Jackson, no longer able to tolerate the 8th Battalion's cautious nature, split from the 8th Battalion and formed the Nubinelle Rebellion.
The 8th Battalion opposes the Armed Forces and is respected by a portion of the population. However, their lack of action makes them condemned by others. There is one open slots in the 8th Battalion, and it is the third largest faction.
The group of people that split from the 8th Battalion would form the Nubinelle Rebellion. The Nubinelle Rebellion shares the same goals as the 8th Battalion, but is far more prone to action than the 8th Battalion. Like the 8th Battalion, the Nubinelle Rebellion wishes to overthrow the Armed Forces.
Their numerous successes against the Armed Forces made their recruitment yield more people than the 8th Battalion. They are respected by the population. There are no more open slots in the Nubinelle Rebellion, and it is the second largest faction.
Formerly an army of soldiers who pledged to serve the people, they soon became corrupt and began terrorizing the people with their sheer force. They currently run all the factories and most facilities in Nubinelle. Their only goal is now to remain in power.
They are largely feared and hated by the population; both the 8th Battalion and the Nubinelle Rebellion hate them. There is one open slot in the Armed Forces, and it is the largest faction.
A mysterious organization which produces devastating, high-tech armaments. They are suspected for being the group that instigated the entire war by selling arms to both sides. Their faction has the strongest members, and their goal is largely unknown.
They are largely feared by everyone. There are NO open slots in the Intelligence Services, and it is the smallest faction.
================ HOW TO SIGN UP ================
To sign up, you must PM me an application that consists of the following:
> Your character's name
> Physical characteristics of your character (age, etc.)
> Personality and skills your character has
> Your ability (if I find your ability too powerful, or it is already taken, I will change it)
> Your faction (if the faction is already full, I will move you to a different faction)
> Your character's history (1 paragraph)
> A number from 1-100
I will take applications starting from Tuesday, January 15, 2013, 12:00 AM U.S Mountain Time, and stop taking applications on right around where the round starts. The round will start onThursday, January 22, 2013, 12:00 AM U.S Mountain Time.
You may only send in one application. Incomplete, early, or late applications will not be even looked at; I will delete them immediately. I will judge all valid applications, and take the top 8 and give them priority positions. There will be substitute positions given, and you will be notified whether you are in, a substitute, or not in.
================ FAQ ================
Q: How will you enforce inactivity?
A: Three days of inactivity will get you kicked. I judge what activity means, so merely posting will not get you off the hook. Please tell me if something has come up temporarily, and I will try to help you the best I can.
Q: Will there be NPCs?
A: Yes, but no player will create them. They will all belong to a faction, and you may only manipulate NPCs in your own faction. I will release the list of NPCs before the signup date, I promise.
Q: How will you decide MVRP this time?
A: You'll have to wait on that.
Q: How will you judge applications?
A: I will judge by whether or not I see genuine interest in participating. Writing skill plays a part, but interest is key.
Q: Why can't I join the Intelligence Services?
A: They will play a huge role in the story, and I will exclusively control them.