Raiha Posted January 2, 2010 Share Posted January 2, 2010 [COLOR="DarkOrchid"][FONT="Times New Roman"][CENTER][b][i]2076, Global Warming not yet fully realized or even a concern due to ingenious solutions to the 'energy problem.' Some would say the world is closer to utopia than ever before, forgetting, perhaps momentarily, that human nature is still human nature. Greed is still a highly motivating factor, with pride, passion, and starvation only inches behind. As such the climate of San Francisco's bastions of organized crime is, shall we say, elevated somewhat. Unique innovations in technology and reawakening of alchemical and other 'magical' methodologies have changed the standards of living, as well as the everyday concerns people have. These days you're just as likely to be hit with a truck as you are by a trained gryphon. Alchemy has solved the once insurmountable problem of fresh water, and San Francisco is a slightly less desperate place these days. That is unless you're in the sway or pay of one of the several Brotherhoods that permeate the city like the rats (They still haven't made a better rat trap). Your concerns would then be somewhat more pressing than the average citizen's. I.E. how to pay your debt plus the vig, how to coerce that prostitute from the Sisterhood of the Serpent into not calling your place of employment. Either way, you certainly can't fight them off. So time to pay the piper and eat your ego down to the point where you'd seriously consider joining them. Or at least establishing friendly and mutually beneficial relationships. Don't let the grue get you on the way out.[/i][/b] ******* [i][b]The Brotherhood of Eternal Repose; nickname: The Sleepers[/b] Expansive territory, rigid hierarchical structure with the main Patriarch, The Bear General, acting as CEO of what could be considered by some to be a multinational corporation. Their interests involve imports and exports, as well as some organized fighting, gambling, and the medical businesses. This has lead to some spillover into drug markets, but that has always been a mildly touchy realm, given tensions between the Sleepers and the Brotherhood of the Jade Forest. They have a tenuous, but recently more warm agreement with the Sisterhood of the Serpent, given the Silver Fairy’s very excellent diplomacy and policy of détente that her father has been altogether too happy to allow her to pursue. [b]The Sisterhood of the Serpent;[/b] (Person of Interest/Playable)Lady of a Hundred Paces: owner of one of the most exclusive Serpent run brothels, efficient, neat, and also considered by many to be part demon. This may or may not be true, as such questions usually are never directed at the Lady herself. Granted she does appear to have a remarkably flat face, and canted eyes that may or may not be ...well... serpent like. Nobody knows, and nobody cares to find out for sure. A very carefully maintained grouping of prostitutes and madams that functions very neatly within the greater expanse of various brotherhood’s territories. They do not tolerate violence towards their women unless it is in a controlled state, and do not use violence as a means to control their employees. However, they use violence to a terrific degree to control any intrusions into their territory, and, like their namesakes, can be somewhat poisonous. It is rumored that they have a heavy hand in the poison trafficking business as well as other forms of subterfuge and biological weaponry. [b]The Brotherhood of the Jade Forest;[/b] More like a business consortium than anything, this brotherhood favors decentralized power structures in order to boost productivity without fear of reprisals. The drug market is their area of expertise, and developing new versions of old favorites is a common past time, even amongst the highest ranked members. Generally considered by other organizations to be a mite unstable, the Jade Forest doesn’t seem to particularly care and goes on about their business of subverting other people’s wills through chemical means. [b]The Brotherhood of Heavenly Peace;[/b] A fighting brotherhood that owes fealty to the Sleepers but also has some autonomy due to some very shrewd political games played by their leader. The numerous underground and above board fighting rings under their ownership are notoriously well run and very carefully kept up. Deaths are uncommon in the ring, as the brotherhood does not allow any outside influence on their fighters. [b]Free Agents;[/b] ...are just what they sound like. They act without any particular predictability and are generally focused on their own material and literal well-being. Some have allegiances and favors owed to different groups and relationships with more than one are not uncommon. [b]The SFPD;[/b] If you've joined the city's finest, odds are you are a complete schmooze and also a total sellout. If you're not corrupt it's only a matter of time, and if you're corrupt, your death is also only a matter of time. But since that goes for virtually everyone else too, that's not such a big deal. I hope you like doughnuts. ******[/CENTER][/i] [b]Name[/b]: Silver Fairy [size=1]Make sure you reference either an element, emotion, and/or flora and fauna that are native to China. Wiki is immensely helpful in this endeavor. And make sure you haven't picked a famous moniker from a kung fu movie.[/size] [b]Birth Name[/b]: Ginling Ling-Sum [size=1]Last name first.[/size] [b]Sex:[/b] Female [b]Age:[/b] 19 [size=1]With the zodiac, make sure it matches up. Yes, you will probably have to count.[/size] [b]Zodiac Sign:[/b] Earth Tiger [b]Social Status/Occupation[/b]: Stockholder in the Brotherhood of Eternal Repose’s holdings, Diplomat, Ambassador, Public Relations [b]Affiliation(s)Notable Relationship(s)[/b]: Daughter of the Bear General, first cousin of the Lady of a Hundred Paces. [b]Personality:[/b] Strong-willed and competitive, highly charismatic, and capable of adapting quickly to bizarre circumstances. Also taught to not show any truly negative emotions in public to avoid losing face. When in a more private setting, Ling has somewhat more riotous behavior, often flinging furniture and clothing while avoiding doing any long term damage to her personal property. [size=1]Please note that your zodiac sign will affect your personality, read up. And for the love of plunder, don't give me an entire personality manifest.[/size] [b]Biography/Motivation[/b]:The Bear General’s only progeny, a creature of both exquisite and delicate beauty and great cunning. She has a serious stake in his business, which she is somewhat responsible for while he is traveling internationally. Using her own appearance as well as her considerable influence to promote her family’s interests is more or less a matter of reflex to her as well as a never ending desire to find a suitable mate to cement her social status. [size=1]Wow me with your ability write in coherent, pretty sentences. 200 word limit.[/size] [b]Appearance:[/b] [IMG]http://www.photogadis.com/data/media/40/crystal-liu-pic-0009a.jpg[/IMG] [size=1]Picture helpful, not necessary, real people or at least reasonably proportioned people please.[/size] [b]Please note that the general tenor of this story will be reasonably mature, given the subject matter, the fact that it's me, and the part where it's relatively unbelievable to have gang members who do not engage in a certain amount of indecency. This is not to say that this will be a purely lewd or perverse story, but don't kid yourself into thinking it'll be suitable for people under the age of...oh...15.[/b][/FONT][/COLOR] Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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