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[/color][color=DarkRed][size=4]BAD FOR BUSINESS[/size][/color]
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[font=Trebuchet MS][b]"I understand you trade under a no-questions-asked policy."[/b]

Kurogo looked at the spiky-haired man with mean eyes, mentally assessing his trustworthiness, and whether his lack of it was outweighed by his greed.

[b]"That's correct, Kurogo-san. We deliver. It makes no odds to us what we're delivering as long as we're paid at the end of it."[/b] The scruffy youth absently brushed a strand of hair from his field of vision and fixed the fat, business-suited man with an amused-looking gaze. [b]"Of course, the more money we have to count on the way, the less time we have to be tempted to peek."[/b]

There a was a chuckle from the shadows near the warehouse's entrance, where the other half of the transport service was waiting. The figure was entirely obscured by darkness.

Kurogo's face took on an angry sneer despite himself. [b]"You will be paid handsomely, of course,"[/b] he replied through clenched teeth.

[b]"Great,"[/b] the transporter exclaimed with a massive grin. [b]"Bring the package out to our van,"[/b] he called over his shoulder, heading towards his partner at the door.

[b]"I want the package taken by public transport,"[/b] Kurogo called back, smirking. Several sprigs of spiked ash-blonde hair drooped over the youth's face as he stopped in his tracks. He turned back to Kurogo.

[b]"Say [i]what?[/i]"[/b]


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[/font][/color] [right][size=1][color=Teal][font=Trebuchet MS]This RPG is based on Get Backers. The location: Tokyo. As people place more and more investment - of money and emotion - in their material possessions, recovery services are springing up everywhere. One such recovery service will be this RPG's focus.[/font][/color][/size][size=1]
[/size][size=1][color=Teal][font=Trebuchet MS]Fairly obviously, Kurogo's package is fraudulently obtained, and the real owner's hired a recovery service to get it back. But Kurogo's hired a transport service to get it to his fence safely, and what's more, a mysterious third party has hired a disposal service to destroy it before anyone can get their hands on it.[/font][/color][/size][size=1]
[/size][size=1][color=Teal][font=Trebuchet MS]This particular item won't be the main story of the RPG. The action will start with the three parties converging, as a kind of 'pre-credit sequence' designed to introduce the characters and their respective abilities, as well as the ways they interact with each other. Once this sequence ends, the story proper will begin.[/font][/color][/size][size=1]

[/size][b][size=1][color=Teal][font=Trebuchet MS]Signups[/font][/color][/size][/b][size=1]
[/size][size=1][color=Teal][font=Trebuchet MS]I need signups for all three services: recovery, transport, and disposal. The plan is for each service to be a duo, but if I get enough decent signups then I'm sure I can extend them.[/font][/color][/size][size=1]

[/size][b][size=1][color=Teal][font=Trebuchet MS]Required info:[/font][/color][/size][/b][size=1]
[/size][size=1][color=Teal][font=Trebuchet MS][b]Name[/b] (do I really have to explain...?)[/font][/color][/size][size=1]
[/size][size=1][color=Teal][font=Trebuchet MS][b]Alias[/b] (something your character is known as: for instance, in the series, Ginji is 'The Lightning Emperor'. This is optional. Also, if you want to be extra mysterious, you can give this [i]instead[/i] of a name, keeping your character's true identity secret)[/font][/color][/size][size=1]
[/size][size=1][color=Teal][font=Trebuchet MS][b]Gender [/b](see name)[/font][/color][/size][size=1]
[/size][size=1][color=Teal][font=Trebuchet MS][b]Affiliation[/b] (recovery service/transport service/disposal service)[/font][/color][/size][size=1]
[/size][size=1][color=Teal][font=Trebuchet MS][b]Describe yourself in five words[/b] (I don't want lengthy bios or descriptions of personality, just sum up your character in five words. These can be a list or a five-word phrase; be creative)[/font][/color][/size][size=1]
[/size][size=1][color=Teal][font=Trebuchet MS][b]Appearance[/b] (a picture or a brief description)[/font][/color][/size][size=1]
[/size][size=1][color=Teal][font=Trebuchet MS][b]Ability [/b](your character's special power or talent. This being the Get Backers world, all characters already have martial arts skills and the ability to jump ridiculously high, so think of something else to accompany this)[/font][/color][/size][size=1]
[/size][size=1][color=Teal][font=Trebuchet MS][b]Trump Card[/b] (the powerful, showstopper move your character uses in desperate situations, like [spoiler]Ban's Jagon, Shidoh's Beastmaster transformation or Ginji's Lightning Rod technique.[/spoiler] DO NOT post this with the rest of your signup - instead, PM it to me. That way, each character's Trump Card comes as a surprise to the other RPers)[/font][/color][/size][size=1]

[/size][b][size=1][color=Teal][font=Trebuchet MS]My Signup[/font][/color][/size][/b][size=1]
[/size][size=1][color=Teal][font=Trebuchet MS][b]Name[/b] Raiyuu[/font][/color][/size][size=1]
[/size][size=1][color=Teal][font=Trebuchet MS][b]Alias[/b] The Cardsharp[/font][/color][/size][size=1]
[/size][size=1][color=Teal][font=Trebuchet MS][b]Gender[/b] Male[/font][/color][/size][size=1]
[/size][size=1][color=Teal][font=Trebuchet MS][b]Affiliation[/b] Transport service[/font][/color][/size][size=1]
[/size][size=1][color=Teal][font=Trebuchet MS][b]Describe yourself in five words[/b] Will transport anything for money[/font][/color][/size][size=1]
[/size][size=1][color=Teal][font=Trebuchet MS][b]Appearance[/b] Raiyuu is a lanky youth with grey eyes, spiky ash-blonde hair and a near-permanent slightly amused expression. He usually dresses scruffy, in worn blue jeans, a vest and a black leather bomber.[/font][/color][/size][size=1]
[/size][size=1][color=Teal][font=Trebuchet MS][b]Ability[/b] Raiyuu can move his hands faster than the human eye can see. This allows him to perform card tricks no one can fathom, because his hands really are quicker than the eye. He can use this ability to hurl several throwing knives a second, and can punch like a jackhammer, turning one impact into several, causing massive bruising and broken bones.[/font][/color][/size][size=1]
[/size][size=1][color=Teal][font=Trebuchet MS][b]Trump Card[/b] You'll just have to wait and see...

[/font][/color][/size] [right][b][color=Teal][size=1][font=Trebuchet MS]Cast: Recovery Service
- [/font][/size][/color][/b][font=Trebuchet MS][size=1][color=Teal]Riko Omiwatari, Yuki-Onna/Snow Queen (Delta)[/color][/size][/font][b][color=Teal][size=1][font=Trebuchet MS]
- [/font][/size][/color][/b][color=Teal][size=1][font=Trebuchet MS]Lady Kaishi (Neuvoxetere)[/font][/size][/color][b][color=Teal][size=1][font=Trebuchet MS]
Transport Service
- [/font][/size][/color][/b][color=Teal][size=1][font=Trebuchet MS]Raiyuu, The Cardsharp (Blackjack)
- James Kurosawa, The Unnoticeable Man (Leofski)
[b]Disposal Service
-[/b] Jake Klick, Loud Mouth (^.^)
- Alexander Crowne, Trump (Retribution)
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[Color=DarkBlue][Right][B]Name[/B] Jake Klick
[B]Alias[/B] Loud Mouth
[B]Gender[/B] Male
[B]Affiliation[/B] Disposal
[B]Describe yourself in five words[/B] Loves to tease and taunt
[B]Appearance[/B] [URL=http://anime.101main.com/fangirls/bish/Aya/Ayalook.jpg]Here[/URL]
[B]Ability[/B] Loud Mouth can use his mouth to hypnotize as he speaks. The more he talks, the harder they fall into his spell. Once he has them fully hypontized, he can either finish them off, or send them in the other direction. Although, in order to get them under his spell, he has to not only talk, but keep his opponents attention.
[B]Trump Card[/B]: Well, if I told you this, then I?d break the rules. =D[/Right][/color]
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[SIZE=1][B]Name-[/B] Alexander Crowne

[B]Alias-[/B] Trump

[B]Gender-[/B] Male

[B]Affiliation-[/B] Disposal Service

[B]Describe yourself in five words-[/B] "Swift flight, faster fight service!"

[B]Appearance-[/B] [[[url]http://i5.photobucket.com/albums/y170/retri_trib/klaus.jpg[/url]]]
He doesn't have the flight equipment, and instead dons a brown long-sleeve shirt with black cargo pants. He has a pair of goggles that he keeps around his neck (see the picture).

[B]Ability-[/B] [I]Telekinesis[/I], meaning he can move things with his mind. When given ample amounts of time to concentrate, he can send even cars hurdling into walls, smashing clear through them. But usually, he is left with only an instant to attack, which suits him fine. Alexander is a talented telekinetic, and can thusly move medium to small objects with frightening speed and precision.

[B]Trump Card-[/B]It [I]is[/I] better than yours.[/SIZE]
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[COLOR=#95005E][SIZE=1][b]Name:[/b] Riko Omiwatari
[b]Alias:[/b] [i]Yuki-Onna[/i]; Snow Queen
[b]Gender:[/b] Female
[b]Affiliation:[/b] Recovery Service
[b]Describe yourself in five words:[/b] "I'm a pro after all!"
[b]Appearance:[/b] [URL=http://www.otakuboards.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=23481&stc=1]Okay, you can look now![/URL] Oh, right! Forgot the shoes. She wears a pair of blue pumps.
[b]Ability:[/b] As her alias suggests, she can freeze available moisture at will. Takes a bit of time, though; Hell can't freeze over in a day. (Or then again, maybe it can! ♥ )
[b]Trump Card:[/b] "Oh, is that a death wish? ♥"[/SIZE][/COLOR]
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[color=Teal][size=1][font=Trebuchet MS]Yikes, people are actually signing up! This is a new experience for me: my RPGs don't usually ever make it out of the Inn, but this one looks like a winner.

Those of you with unfinished signups, I won't add you on to the cast list until you're finished, but you get first refusal for sticking your foot in the door, so to speak. Leofski, you have a place reserved if you want to take it - it looks like you're stuck on Transport with me if you do :animesigh

I know some of you haven't finished, but please don't forget to [b]PM your Trump Cards to me[/b] - I'm not having completely blind signups on this, I want to check them over to make sure no one's God-moding. You can push the limits a bit with these - some of the characters in the series are pretty extreme - but I'm just playing it safe. ^.^ , yours is fine; everyone else, I hope to receive them soon.

Thanks for joining!

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A point that ^.^ raised: no, your Trump Card needn't be related to your main Ability. Obviously it's in character for it to link in, but I'm by no means forcing you to hold to that. In the series, Ban's Trump Card has little or no relation to his 200kg crushing grip besides the tenuous snake theme; if the main character of the series is allowed two completely separate abilities, then so are you guys :animesmil
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Name- James Kurosawa
Alias- The Unnoticable man
Gender- male
Affiliation- Transport Service
Describe yourself in five words- Seen Unnoticed Smart Transport man
Appearance- Half-european, Half-Japanese, Tall and given to suits and long coats.
Ability- While he is concious and in a 15-metre area around him, people percieve all his actions as being perfectly natural and reasonble.

Blackjack and I on transport. Looks like a good team.
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[size=1][color=#C82356][B]Name-[/B] Unknown
[B]Alias-[/B] Lady Kaishi (Japanese= Mysterious Death)
[B]Gender-[/B] Female
[B]Affiliation-[/B] Recovery Service
[B]Describe yourself in five words-[/B] Controversial enigmatic stoic recovering valuables.
[B]Appearance-[/B] A young Asian girl standing at the height of 5?5? with shoulder length hair falling in layers, golden tanned skin that gives a copper glow in the light, and dark brown eyes that slowly darken as it escapes from the pupil to the iris. Around her neck is a silver chain that holds a silver cross which oddly looks like a bell with a heart surrounding the cross and a white gold chain bracelet wrapped around her left wrist, with two black hair ties and a black and red bracelet on her right wrist. Her facial appearance shows no emotion, enigmatic to the point where one cannot tell whether or not she smiles for joy or for deception.

To compliment her lithe and slim, yet mildly built body, Lady Kaishi wears clothing that associates with the dark. She will wear sophisticated women?s business suits or at times black pants with either a camisole, corset, or casual, but formal, shirt underneath a black jacket that comes a bit past her waist. Formal wear is a possibility depending on the event or situation. Her clothing colors come in dark colors that are sensuous and seductive, yet mysterious. Overall, Lady Kaishi is one who is picky about her wardrobe unless necessary.
[B]Ability-[/B] Being a mistress of the shadows and darkness, Lady Kaishi is an expert with weaponry, psychic abilities, and poisons. Some say she is a witch, others say she is a demonic, while those who have a connection to her know that she is merely a woman of great talent. Her psychic powers combined with her Kunoichijutsu are a deadly combination, making her either a death trap or a great escape.
[B]Trump Card-[/B] If I tell you, I?d have to kill you.[/size][/color]
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[color=Teal][font=Trebuchet MS][size=1]All righty, we have a full house. I have all your Trump Cards, thank you; I haven't had to change any of them, thank you more!

The RPG proper will start on Thursday. I'll be PMing you all before then, for various reasons. Firstly, I'll give you all details of your team-mate's Trump Card - you work with the person, after all, you'd know their powers. I'll also let you know what the situation is at the beginning of the story, since it's going to kind of launch straight into the middle of an action sequence and I don't want to have to do too much OOC posting in the thread proper. I'll start an Underground thread at the same time as I start the RPG.

I'm going to advise each player by PM when to first reveal their Trump Card, because that way we don't get too many revealed at once and the game has a bit more suspense for the players that are still in the dark. If this system turns out to be overly prescriptive then I'll abandon it, but for the moment, the rule is no Trumping until I give the word. Also, some of you have potentially deadly Trump Cards, so no killing other players in the prologue, okay?

I'll talk to you all later. Thanks for joining. Let's hope it's a blast.
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