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Post by Mercy on Tue Jan 06, 2015 2:30 pm

Gotham City in November. It's possible to walk down the streets and get mugged twice and stabbed in the same night, it's not the most pleasant time of year, despite the holidays right around the corner. The Batman has just hit the scenes, and New Crime Lords are starting to pop up around Gotham. The Penguin,  Riddler, Killer Moth. What's lurking in the sewers these days? Reports of missing children, and rumors of a man with a legion of monster men, and the Catwoman... an accomplice of the Batman? These are dark days for Gotham City, if the Batman is real, he won't be the only one this city needs.



Make your own destiny in this free roaming roleplay! Post your character sheets and await approval to jump into your favorite Gothamites in the worst time to be in the big city! This is a limitless roleplay, in which it will not close.

As a precursor to the rules, I shall be the Gamemaster for this particular roleplay and will assume the NPC's of Gotham, in which any character that needs another character to jump in, I will be the only one allowed to post a character sheet mid-RP. If one wishes to play a character, you will have to post your character sheet right here.

Rules

1. No Original Characters
For this Roleplay, no original characters will be allowed. Here is a simple reason for this, if you develop your character in a free roam roleplay, new members might feel alienated from their story and your group. So to keep everyone in check, this roleplay will only accept canon characters.

2. Limited Batman Rule
This roleplay takes place about three years since Bruce Wayne first started, people still aren't sure if Batman is real, at this point he's only a Gotham legend. If you want to play a character who has a close relationship with The Batman, I won't stop you, but as the GM, I'll assume the Role of Batman (which I'll post a character sheet of) and he won't have a lot of appearances. So for example, Dick will be Robin and will only make appearances with Batman, but someone like Batgirl who started off on her own can make her own appearances without a Batman presence.

3. Respect
Self-explanatory. Do not flame, do not insult players, treat everyone with respect. All discussion of the RP will be designated to this thread, so do not post out of character in the actual RP thread. In addition to this rule, do not kill any character. There must be consent with both players including the GM. If you don't want to play a character any longer, then notify me and will take you off the list.

Keep in mind, we do not have a dice system here, so be reasonable in combat. Call hits if you have to, but be within reason. Don't cripple anyone.

If anyone has any questions or concerns, please bring them up to me or my Co-GM: DegenerateDog.

Gotham City Map



Northern Gotham: Entertainment and Arts
Also known as Old Gotham. When it was first built, this was all Gotham was, an island. Now it houses Gotham Stadium, the North City Park, the Northern Dockyard, as well as Crime Alley. The Ice Burg Lounge is just opened for business and not right out of the outskirts of Norther Gotham is Wayne Manor. North Gotham is very much the entertainment district that also has plays at The Grand Amphitheater starring the great Basil Karlo, although he has recently vanished, cancelling future plays.

Arkham Asylum
An island between Northern Gotham and Gotham Central, the asylum is connected to the Manor and has two bridges between both parts of the city. This is where currently, the Joker is staying in a body cast because of the last encounter with masked vigilante, the Batman.

Gotham Central: Business and Industry
The business district. Wayne Towers has a building in the heart of Gotham with a railway stretching across the entirety of the city, and is surrounded by businesses all around it; as if they were Wayne Enterprise's foundation. Right by it is the MCU, Major Crimes Unit, where Gordon and his men are stationed. There also appears to be an electrical malfunction that hasn't been fixed that emits a bright light into the sky. Gotham Central also has a bridge connecting to the west which is the Industrial District. Currently, the biggest factories are owned by Sionis Industries. This is also home of the Central Dockyards, which take all of Gotham's major overseas products from on the eastern most part of Gotham. The southern most part of Gotham Central is a small island known as the Narrows, where the poor can afford to live in tiny apartment complexes, and eat from the food trucks and food stands that thrive there.

Southern Gotham: Politics and Housing
GCPD headquarters as well as the school district are the main functions of Southern Gotham. The apartments and homes are located in the rural end out South Gotham. Harlow Park is where the kids play baseball, and families go to relax, though not a mile down south does Gotham start to get sketchy. Blackgate Penitentiary is an island off on the South East and connected to Southern Gotham. Still it's the nicest part of Gotham City as it also houses Gotham Heights, which Captain James Gordon himself lives, as well as Gotham University. You can also find City Hall that is on the northwest section of Southern Gotham, where all of Gotham's Government and politics take place, where lies the DA's office.

ACCEPTED PLAYERS

Batman - Vandal
Black Mask - DegenerateDog


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Re: Gotham City Discussion [Open]

Post by Mercy on Tue Jan 06, 2015 5:27 pm

BATMAN

The Dark Knight:


"I made a promise on the grave of my parents to rid the city of the evil that took their lives. By day, I am Bruce Wayne, billionaire philanthropist. At night, criminals, a cowardly and superstitious lot, call me... Batman."



-Bruce Wayne, Oath of Vengence






Name: Bruce Wayne
Alias: Batman, The Dark Knight, The Caped Crusader
Age: 29
Gender: Male
Species: Human
Height: 6' 2"
Weight: 210 lbs
Hair: Black
Eyes: Blue

Physical Description:
Bruce is a body builder, he's usually the tallest in a room. His back and chest is littered with scars from past battles, though he has a clean face free of scars, he keeps it well maintained for the public, as Wayne is a world famous name. Bruce Wayne's intimidating structure is usually off put by his warm smile, although it comes in good use when the Batman is interrogating a criminal.

Gear/Clothes:

Batsuit:
The costume Batman wears is composed of reinforced Kevlar and a small percentage of titanium; it's bullet-proof and resistant to various types of attack (explosions, impacts, falls, etc...). The chests matte black Bat Symbol is extra bullet proof, with a ballistic material and acts as a target for foes to aim at. It's also flame-retarding and insulating. The gloves and the boots are reinforced to rebound the impact of punches and kicks. The interior of his glove has a memory foam which could act as a lock pick in case he can't get to his utility belt. The gauntlets have also some metallic blades on their sides to catch blades, keep his cape away from his body, and in dire situations scale a wall. The cape is designed to provide the wearer with controlled gliding functionality with the ability to change directions and heights while in mid-air. The mask has a little percentage of lead, which shields the face of Batman from x-ray powers or x-ray technology, and incorporates an infrared and night visor, auditory sensors and a sonar. The mask is accessorized with some security systems (aggravating gas, electric blasts, etc.), like the utility belt to prevent a stranger taking off his mask, and integrates a transmitter receiver device via voice and video.

Utility Belt:
Batman's Utility belt wraps around his waist and most if not all of Batman's equipment including smoke bombs, gas pellets, brass knuckles, batarangs, grapnel hooks, etc. The center has a concealed button which brings his batmobile to his location. The utility belt use to be larger, but Batman decided to opt for mobility rather than gadgets.

Batrope:
The Batrope (or Bat-line) is a length of monofilament wire attached to a spool, and concealed within a special compartment on Batman's utility belt. It is used primarily for scaling the sides of buildings and ensnaring targets. Although not the most glamorous item in Batman's crime-fighting arsenal, it is doubtless one of his more useful tools, and comes in handy when rooftop patrolling is more expeditious than conveyance.

Batarang:
Batman's most used form of silent long range attacks, he has multiple different batarangs for different occasions and keeps them stored in his utility belt and gauntlets and fold in half for easy access. He has explosive charge batarangs, enough to take down a weak wall, sonic batarangs, paralysis educing batarangs. The edges are sharp enough to double as knives in the event of emergency and can cut through his own bat-line.

Batmobile:
The Batmobile is probably the most powerful vehicle in Gotham, it's silent, fast, and armed to the teeth with offensive and defensive weaponry including various cannons, mini-guns, and heat seeking missiles. The armor of the batmobile is nearly indestructible. Layered with plates of titanium and high carbon steel, it can take more punishment than an average tank. The Batmobile can easily crush anything in it's way and adapt to the surrounding terrain. In the event that it's submerged in water, it can deploy multiple floats and it becomes amphibious.

Abilities

Indefatigable Will:
Although he has no superhuman powers, Batman's unstoppable determination and strength of will make him an extremely formidable opponent. This makes him able to function while tolerating massive amounts of physical pain, and also allows him to resist telepathy or mind control. His willpower is strong enough to operate a Green Lantern Ring when necessary. He is known for rising up to the circumstance should an emergency arise.

Intimidation:
It is widely known that Batman has the ability to instill fear in others, even the people that know him best are intimidated by him. Even those who aren't afraid of the likes of Superman fear Batman. It's because of Batman's sense of justice that he'd do anything for the greater good, that he can accomplish this; he has even intimidated Darkseid into submission once.

Interrogation:
Batman is adept in interrogation techniques, often using law enforcement methods as well as torture. Several methods seen include hanging a person over the edge of a building by one leg or chaining a person upside down and beating them. He usually just plain uses his frightening appearance to get answers.

Leadership:
Though he doesn't know it yet, Batman is a natural born leader, with training that exceeds military standards. He he an excellent tactician and warrior, always thinking ahead of his opponent.

Investigation:
With genius level intellect, Batman has earned the right of The World's Greatest Detective. Molding his brain into a super mind, he is capable of observation, forensic investigation, and inductive and deductive reasoning of the highest caliber. Along with Human intuition as an unlearnable trait, he also developed a photographic memory, and they are Batman's most effective tools. Given any mystery, he can arrive at the correct conclusions with a fraction of the data.

Master of Stealth:
Living in the shadows, Batman can sneak through heavily guarded facilities unnoticed, he has been known to even sneak and surprise the likes of Superman who has enhanced hearing.

Multilingual:
He is able to speak Spanish, French, Latin, German, Japanese, English, Russian, Cantonese, Mandarin, Greek, Portuguese, Arabic, Sanskrit, Hindi, Thai and possibly more.

Physical:

Through intense training, specialized diet, and biofeedback treatments, Batman represents the pinnacle of human physical prowess. His physical attributes exceeded that of any Olympic level athlete that has ever completed. Strength, speed, stamina, agility, reflexes and coordination are at peak human perfection. Batman began his physical and mental conditioning when he was 11 and then intense physical training and weight lifting at age 12. He has mastered full body control by the time he was 18. Bruce Wayne, since the age of 15, has created a strict diet to enable his body to develop and operate at its most proficient, along with biofeedback treatments (using portable/non portable machines to stimulate muscles to contraction).

Batman has performed amazing physical feats due to his superior physique, taking down a tree with one kick is something he trained by masters of martial arts all around the world. He engaged in an intensive regular regimen of rigorous exercise (including aerobics, weight lifting, gymnastics, and simulated combat) to keep himself in peak condition, and has often defeated opponents whose size, strength, or other powers greatly exceeded his own. He has spent his entire life in pursuit of physical perfection and has attained it through constant intensive training and determination. It is shown that Batman can bench at least 1000lbs.

Trained highly in nearly every deadly form of martial art, including of Tae Kwon Do, Judo, Muay Thai, Dragon Style Kung Fu, Boxing, Jujitsu, and Ninjitsu, he is quite literally a human weapon. Also trained proficiently in gymnastics and aerobics, Batman can vault himself and scale obstetrical at an almost superhuman speed.

Personality:

Stoic by nature, Batman endures and most and all pain that has numbed him since the death of his parents. Usually quiet, he mulls thoughts in his head where he works best. When talking, he is curt and to the point, rarely showing interest in another party. His allies are few and his personality shows it, as he doesn't trust anyone accept for Alfred with his secret identity as The Batman. To protect his secret identity, Batman has constructed a fake persona he can use in his civilian identity. To the world at large, Bruce Wayne is a self-absorbed, superficial, irresponsible playboy, and philanthropist, blowing all of his parent's wealth on girls, booze, and other pleasures in life. Though he can bring up the charms when he needs to he can also get political and find himself at Policemen's Balls or Town Hall Meetings for the improvement of Gotham.

The Dark Knight is grim, and takes crime on a personal level. Despite this, Batman has proved to have a great love for humanity, which was instilled by his parents. His father was a doctor, while his mother was a crusader against child abuse. Indeed, Batman's oath of vengeance is tempered with the greater ideal of justice. He refrains from killing, as he feels this would not make him any better than the criminals he fights. His moral code doesn't however stop him from making his victims feel like he will kill them, though he always knows how far he can go before he takes a life.

Bruce has come to the conclusion that Bruce Wayne is his mask, and the Batman is who he truly is. Batman figures he hasn't been a boy since he was 8 years old, all the feeling leaving his body, and replaced with a numbness that won't go away. Paranoia and obsessiveness crept in and stayed for the long haul. Being an orphan made him somewhat of a collector, because he lost so much, he feels the need to hold on to what he can. Batman also sympathizes with children, it could also cause a blind spot for him if a child is involved. He becomes obsessed with the case until everything is resolved.

It is said best that Batman is fighting so no one could feel the pain that he has felt. A hero who wishes he never came to be.

History:
Bruce Wayne was 8 years old when his parents were gunned down in front of him, since then he was no longer a boy. Determined, he made a vow to rid the city of evil that took his parents from him. Immediately training both his body and mind, he was shooting himself through life with only one goal in mind. He took apart calculators to know how it worked, place his hands over fire to learn to tolerate the pain, he grew up hopping from school to school, traveling around the world to seek the most trained fighters, detectives, and shooters, to become the best possible human alive. The determination that drove him consumed him, and he didn't stop for 18 years until finally returning back to Gotham. At 26, Bruce continued his training in solace, making a foundation in the caves near Wayne Manor, calling it his Batcave as it was infested with vampire bats. As the weeks turned into months he decided to go into the city and scout the area. On his first scout, he got into a fight, which cops came to the scene soon after and put a bullet into his shoulder. The first of many scars. Bruce escaped the cops after busting out of their cop car despite being handcuffed and bleeding out. He arrived back at his manor, confused with his results, he needed a way to make them scared from the start. Resting in his father's study, looking upon his portrait, a bat came crashing through the window, this was when he decided he would become a bat.

Wayne designed himself a costume equipped with experimental technology and set out against the crime and corruption that thrived in Gotham City. Wayne's tactics to oppose crime as a vigilante at night proved successful leading him to become an urban legend in Gotham City. He would reveal himself at a dinner of the most influential and corrupt figures in Gotham City promising them all that their reigns on the city would eventually end. Wayne's first ally is assistant district attorney Harvey Dent. Most of the Gotham City Police Department is sent in force to capture him.He gained his most powerful ally when he met police lieutenant James Gordon, one of the few honest cops on the force. The two developed a working relationship operating outside of the law when they needed to.

Batman's presence in Gotham City generated a new breed of criminals, no longer the simple thugs and gangsters involved in Gotham Organized Crime, but more dynamic personalities. The first person inspired by him was Catwoman, a dangerous seductress using his style and methods towards her own ends. One night, he chased a felon known as The Red Hood into Ace Chemicals. Red Hood accidentally fell into the toxic waste and bathed in the chemicals until he was flushed out into the Gotham Harbor, and came back as The Joker, who threatened to poison Gotham's water supply. More villains arose, some simply to challenge the Bat, others out of revenge, which ever the case, old money began to die out, and masks began to take over.

To this point, people are still unsure if The Batman is real or not, as he has been very careful of revealing himself to the public.



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Re: Gotham City Discussion [Open]

Post by DegenerateDog on Thu Jan 08, 2015 5:51 pm

Black Mask


Roman Sionis:






“I get it. You’re unpredictable. I can work with that.”

-Roman Sionis









Name: Roman Sionis
Alias: Black Mask.
Age: 29 years old
Gender:Male
Species:Human


Height: 6’1”
Weight: 195lbs
Hair: Black
Eyes: Brown


Physical Description: Roman Sionis is a tall, muscular man with a broad chest and shoulders, long powerful legs and the arms of a boxer. He is a physical threat and it shows in the none too subtle condition of his body. Other than being moderately good-looking there is nothing outstand about his physical appearance.



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Clothes


Formal Attire- Roman can most often be found wearing three-piece suits and formal attire that would be expected of a CEO of a successful company. The colors ranger from black to blue and often times are pinstriped. You will never see him in public with a nice pair of expensive black shoes and black, leather gloves.

Casual Attire- This doesn’t often times vary too much from his formal attire. A button up shirt and black slacks paired with suspenders are the norm but on occasion Roman will wear a very loud, flamboyant shirt for the sake of expressing his ‘artistic’ side.


Gear


Janus Mask: A heavy black mask made of dense wood, carved from Roman’s father’s coffin. It is thick and cumbersome, but protects his head from falls and punches. It has no other use than to hide his identity.

5.11 Tactical Vest: Black and heavily plated, this bullet-proof vest is worn under Roman’s Black Mask get up while he is running his False Face Society. It is fitted with NSN ceramic plating in the chest, belly and back. As well as having heavy padding on the shoulders. It is waterproof but only one pocket for storage.

Shoulder Holsters: Hearty, brown leather straps with two gun holsters for easy and convenient carrying.  This is also for concealing his weapons though if he were to be searched it would not be difficult to locate his weapons. There is a small sling on the harness for a knife but often times this goes unused.

Two Glock 22s: Two 40. Glock 22s. These 15 ounce handguns are used throughout the world by the police and criminals as reliable and efficient firearms. Neither gun has any aftermarket features and is capable of firing 15 rounds per mag. In Roman’s experience; these guns are also rather good at bashing in skulls.






Abilities


Physical:


Fighters Physique: Roman is in peak physical condition and has benefitted greatly from years of training in boxing. He can’t lift a car over his head or rip someone limb to limb, but in a fight he can can kill a man with his bare hands and has done so in the past. He has no prior conditions that might render him physically vulnerable. Years of physical activity and his own raging temper have rendered Roman a force to be reckoned with. His youth and excellent health allow him to heal from and endure far more pain and injury than your average human.


Pain Resistant: While he has yet to endure the events that would truly transform him into the Black Mask of the future, he is highly resistant to pain. Able to endure a flurry of punches, broken bones, cuts, gunshot wounds (non fatal); being injured is more of an inconvenience for Roman than it is a hazard to his health.

Master Marksman: Roman is an amazing shot and relies on rapid fire and efficiency to get the job done when using any sort of firearm. Be it a handgun, rifle or even a bazooka; he knows his way around it and is capable of picking up any firearm of the street and using it correctly and with dangerous accuracy.

Torture Hobbyist: What the Black Mask is truly known for is his sadistic methods of torture. Enthusiastic and inventive, Roman enjoys pushing his victims to the brink of pain to get what he wants out of them. This has earned him fear from his enemies and his own thugs, and often times he can be found getting his own hands dirty when it comes to interrogating people.

Not only is he capable of bringing his victims to the brink of insanity from physical pain, he is also capable of mental torture that has shattered lesser men and women; leaving them broken, empty husks.

Criminal Mastermind: It is still too early in his criminal career, but Roman Sionis is capable of extremely effective and impressive strategy and has organized a successful Gang; the False Face Society, from scratch all the while running his family company. His strategic mind is on par with the best of the best and it is not hard to believe that one day he will be the first Mobster in twenty years to rule all the Crime in Gotham.




Personality: Hot Headed. Arrogant. Dangerous. These are mere words and do not truly express the depths of depravity and instability that make up Roman ‘Black Mask’ Sionis. Though his arrogance is the most outstanding trait, it is not unfounded as he is a criminal genius and has no trouble reminding others of that; not only through his acts but from bragging as well. Roman thinks very highly of himself and very little of others unless they’ve proven themselves otherwise.

While he is not prone to too many tantrums, when he becomes angry it is a unstoppable rage that consumes him until he tires himself out. Killing people to slake his bloodlust is one of the many ways he has found to achieve this.

Oddly enough, Roman Sionis is a romantic at heart; but not in any traditional sense of the word. He can become obsessed quite easily and fixates on the object of his affection to the point of it becoming physically unhealthy. For him AND the woman. He has no problem using women as he sees fit and is happy to flirt and hook-up with willing girls; but if a person truly catches his eye he will forego these other distractions and dedicate his every waking moment to claiming that person.

Roman is also quite hateful and vengeful. If he feels he is wronged or crossed in any way he will utilize that passionate anger of his to destroy that person in any way he can. He can hold a grudge for years and will do just about anything to achieve his goals of revenge. It is wisest not to cross.


History:

Roman Sionis was born to a very wealthy Gotham family, in the same social cast as the Wayne Family. His parents cared far more about their social status than they did their own child, proven by the lack of a lawsuit when he was dropped on his head by the doctor who helped birth him. His mother’s reason was that she did not want to deface their good name by getting involved in a common lawsuit.

Most of Roman’s life was a mixture of pretense and luxury, his parents would often times show one side of themselves to society while in reality they behaved in another way completely. This was the seed for Roman’s resentment towards them as they would insist he do the same.

At the age of twelve, Roman went on his first camping trip. Sheltered and uneducated, the boy wandered off and was attacked by a rabid raccoon. He survived the infection but suffered horrible pain and hallucinations that would be the true start of his mask obsession. For he would later compare himself to that animal; a thing ‘trapped in a lifelong mask’ like he believed himself to be.

At the age of twenty-one, Roman was hired in a low level position at his family’s company. It would take him a month to raise to the top as vice president. Not long after he fell in love with a model with, stage named Circe; who was looking to get hired in his fathers cosmetic. His parents forbade him from associating with a woman so under his class and for once in his life he managed to put up the mask his parents had always told him to.

A few months later both of them died in a mysterious fire.


Roman took over as CEO of Sionis Industries after this, though his obsession would soon drive his company into the ground. He threw large quantities of money at a cosmetic endeavor that saw zero success on the market as well as wasting funds on his growing mask collection and Circe.

Desperate to gain back his lost funds, Roman threw what little money his company had at his Research and Development departments; pressuring them to come up with something unique and original. What they came up with was a completely water proof makeup that Roman marketed to the public aggressively. This proved a bad idea; as in his rush to get the product out to the public he skipped on important testing that would have shown the make up to be a highly dangerous toxin. This toxin disfigured several hundred Gotham consumers.

Now besieged by lawsuits and on the brink of bankruptcy, Sionis was forced to sell out his company to Bruce Wayne; who offered to bail him out if he gave up control of the company to Wayne Industries. During this debacle, Circe left Roman for opportunities at a more promising Cosmetic company.

Unhinged more so than ever, Roman went into hiding; traveling to his parents crypt where he stayed for several days. Stewing in his misery and impotent anger, Roman eventually snapped and smashed his father’s coffin to pieces; crafting from the wreckage a mask. This event put him through a mental transformation that would see him emerge from his parents crypt as the Black Mask.

Gathering what precious belongings he could from his family home, Roman began the semi-cult group known as the False Face Society. A small but growing Gang that has been killing, stealing and absorbing smaller street gangs for the last eight months.



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