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Offline Fenrisulfr

Re: Millennium Slave Law [Players Wanted]
« Reply #375 on: August 18, 2012, 08:21:26 AM »
I apologize for dropping out of site. I had a death in the family and have been dealing with that and also getting things back in order in the aftermath.
Sorry to hear that. My condolences to you and your family.
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Fenris, do you have any physical preferences on her? I generally like to do smallish breasts and an athletic figure. I am also leaning towards a darker hair color.
Smallish breasts, athletic figure and darker hair sounds good.


Offline WendySlaveGirl

Re: Millennium Slave Law [Players Wanted]
« Reply #376 on: September 03, 2012, 11:55:32 AM »
Ok. August was just...rough. After the death in my family a work project I've been involved with for 2 years came to a sudden head when the guy who was maintaining a fall-back computer program died. (I'm a computer programmer in RL) But...things are finally calm, so finally, here is my character sheet. If it is too late I totally understand.

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Player Name: Wendy Slave Girl
Character Name: Anastasia Chevalier (I may change this. Names are something that drive me crazy!)
Gender: Female
Status (Free/Slave): Free at start/Slave shortly after
If free, occupation:
List other characters yours knows: ~please list each by name and whether they are a friend or business associate~
1. Her father, Jean-Pierre
2. Her 20 year old brother, Ulrich
3. Her 49 year old mother, Bethilda Analise Morgenthal Chevalier
If slave, state owner: None at start/Her brother
Age: ~minimum game age is 16, minimum enslaved age is 18~ 18
Nationality: Swiss
Physical attributes: ~(height, weight, hair & eye colour; for slaves bust-waist-hips)~5 ft 5 in (165 cm) 53.5 kg(118 pounds). Her measurements are 30B-23-33
Background and Personality Notes:

Anastasia is one of the rare few who knew about slavery but didn't think it would ever happen to her. She was spoiled by her father and he'd promised she would be a free woman. She knew her brother was embarrassed by their dad but had no idea how far these feelings went with him.

She is a smart girl but somewhat naive due to her sheltered upbringing. Despite being spoiled by her father she is not very snobby. She does view herself as being better than slaves but she is not a bitch when she runs into one. Still, it is hard for her not to giggle and gossip with her friends about the unlucky slaves. Like a lot of young women she has had fantasies about what that life would be like but doesn't truly desire to live it out.

(More to come when I have time.)
« Last Edit: September 03, 2012, 12:04:01 PM by WendySlaveGirl »

Offline Fenrisulfr

Re: Millennium Slave Law [Players Wanted]
« Reply #377 on: September 04, 2012, 09:14:03 AM »
Ok. August was just...rough. After the death in my family a work project I've been involved with for 2 years came to a sudden head when the guy who was maintaining a fall-back computer program died. (I'm a computer programmer in RL) But...things are finally calm, so finally, here is my character sheet. If it is too late I totally understand.
Good to hear that things finally have calmed down at your end :-)

I found out last week that they have opened a dojo of my favorite martial art just a short walk from where I live, so I'm trying to get back into that (second lesson today, and still sore from the first one); and apparently I have ended up as a "critical resource" for a big project at work. But I should still have enough free time for this game (at least, I'm under that illusion ;D).

Offline Cleo4u2

Re: Millennium Slave Law [Players Wanted]
« Reply #378 on: October 29, 2012, 11:55:42 AM »
I'd like to submit a free female with some sadistic tenancies if that's alright still.

Offline HaibaneTopic starter

Re: Millennium Slave Law [Players Wanted]
« Reply #379 on: October 30, 2012, 03:56:58 AM »
It is alright Cleo, please go ahead.

Offline FallenFeather

Re: Millennium Slave Law [Players Wanted]
« Reply #380 on: October 31, 2012, 03:13:09 AM »
Hello!

I was wondering if I'd be able to join as an once free girl now caught and dragged into slavery and a man being brought into this world with more power than he'd imagine.

Offline HaibaneTopic starter

Re: Millennium Slave Law [Players Wanted]
« Reply #381 on: October 31, 2012, 05:08:55 AM »
Two characters? We have had people with multiple characters leave the game, creating awkward gaps so I would prefer new players to take up just one character to begin with and once they show enough loyalty to the game, they will then be able to run a second character.

Free women being enslaved is a tricky subject and one that often causes a lot of negotiation between me and the player, mostly because it very rarely happens and seemingly every player wants to play one! I would prefer an alternative approach to be frank with you, such as a girl enslaved from her teens along with many others, or an older woman who was an adult when the laws were passed ~10 years ago and has had to adjust from freedom in our society to slavery in this one.

Offline FallenFeather

Re: Millennium Slave Law [Players Wanted]
« Reply #382 on: October 31, 2012, 05:30:10 AM »
Well the main reason I wanted her to be free is 'cause I wanted her grow up in China, and their Triads. But China is free :<

Offline HaibaneTopic starter

Re: Millennium Slave Law [Players Wanted]
« Reply #383 on: October 31, 2012, 06:49:56 AM »
There's lots of reasons why free women travelling to non-free nations are never enslaved. We have had a few players want to do this and I have usually resisted because the idea gets overused and in any case the laws in place make it hard for a free woman to become enslaved in another country.

If however you want to give me a character background and story about where she is from, who she is and how she became enslaved you are welcome but there is a more than 50/50 chance I won't allow it, or will ask for big changes.

In addition a character in this game needs to fit in (both slaves with an owner and vice-versa) so its important that another player would be interested in interacting with your character. You are welcome to post in the OOC to propose a basic idea and see if anyone is interested in playing opposite you, or you could find a playing partner who wants to play the owner and invite them into the game as well, which may work better.

Offline FallenFeather

Re: Millennium Slave Law [Players Wanted]
« Reply #384 on: October 31, 2012, 07:01:27 AM »
Wait, so even if I did scratch this idea, which I easily could, I'd still have to find someone to be a slaves owner prior to starting? Excluding family members that would be self played.

Offline HaibaneTopic starter

Re: Millennium Slave Law [Players Wanted]
« Reply #385 on: October 31, 2012, 07:08:22 AM »
Unfortunately we have had slave characters created who were never played with because a player to buy or own them was lacking. Owner characters without slaves have perfect scope to play in the game. The reverse is not the case. A slave character created now would need to either appeal to an owner player already in the game, and I don't think we have many free right now, or the slave player could bring in a partner to have as their owner. I'm just being cautious because I would 1) hate for you to go to the trouble of making a character only for there to be no-one to play opposite them or 2) have you create a character that didn't appeal to anyone.

I suggest you post in the OOC thread and say hi and mention your plans and see if anyone is interested in engaging that character into the story.

Offline FallenFeather

Re: Millennium Slave Law [Players Wanted]
« Reply #386 on: October 31, 2012, 07:22:04 AM »
I guess I'll just make a free character since making a slave seems like too much trouble :/

I guess along that note: what is this world like to women from free countries that go on vacation or move to slave counties? Like under visas or something. Are they still protected under their original countries' laws or are they required to have a license or what??

Offline EnglishMaster

Re: Millennium Slave Law [Players Wanted]
« Reply #387 on: November 02, 2012, 04:17:03 AM »
I have an idea for a character called Mati Groves.  I haven't sought to enter a big game like this before so do put me right on anything.

Mati is a Finn who moved to England in his teens and now passes for mid-Atlantic.  He's a once-famous singer and musician of, so he says, 49.  In his 20's he was known as the creative inspiration and frontman for the group 'Bleed'.  In his 30s he enjoyed a none-too-successful solo career.  In his 40s he became something of a lounge singer, living in Florida.  He has more than enough money to last him a lifetime.  But he needs to write songs and sing.

At each phase of his career, while he is intermittently good-to-brillinat at thinking up the basic ideas for songs, he's relied on a woman to be the real musician behind his work.  In 'Bleed' the eye-candy who played insistent keyboards was actually the woman who wrote all the arrangements, as well as bearing his child and coping with his drug-fuelled excesses.  In his solo career his new wife Asha was again the arranger.  In Florida he had a slave Trixie, classically-trained but happy to serve him.  Trixie has died of cancer.  He's been in mourning.

Mati is a genial-seeming man who gets sexual pleasure only from the vicious infliction of pain.  Trixie was his perfect companion: pain turned her on, and music was her equal passion.  How will he ever find her like again?

It's been whispered to him: maybe in Monaco.

So here he is, on 'a short European tour'.  He might do solo gigs at Darya's party, at the hotel, at the casino cafe-bar.  He would fit in at many locations and milieux.  He wants a slave.  A musically-talented slave who would like, or at least could bear, severe bondage, caning, electric shocks, the joys of hot candle wax.  He wants to sing, and be inspired perhaps to make new songs about the joys of slavery.

Let me know what you think.

Offline FallenFeather

Re: Millennium Slave Law [Players Wanted]
« Reply #388 on: November 02, 2012, 04:43:20 AM »
Figured, I'd make a character anyway and see if it's ok.




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Player Name: FallenFeather
Character Name: Chun Jiao
Gender: Female
Status (Free/Slave): Free
If free, occupation: Business Owner, Computer Engineer and Programmer
List other characters yours knows:
1.
2.
3.
Age: 27
Nationality: Chinese
Physical attributes: Height – 165 cm, 5’5’, Weight – 120 lbs, Hair – Light Brown, Eyes - Chocolate Brown
Background and Personality Notes: Chun Jiao had been extremely blessed in this world. She was lucky enough to have been born in one of the few countries that still recognized women as human beings, capable of contributing to human society. It was surprising really; that The People’s Republic of China didn’t incorporate the Compulsory Female Slavery Law like the rest of the world, and even closed its borders to human trafficking. Most had expected to China to jump on the bandwagon instantly. Instead, it shocked the world and said no. Women born in China were considered exceptionally lucky by the rest of the world, and Chun was no exception.
However, this Chinese girl was born with all the luck, as if she had stolen it from the women born in the rest of the world. Not only was she born to be forever free, but she was also born a mathematical and scientific genius. By age 5, she had built her own super computer. When she was seven, she invented a self-cooling processor. At ten, she was coding impenetrable firewalls. She graduated high school at 14 and went on to get 5 bachelor degrees, 3 master degrees, and 2 doctorates, all by the time she was 23.
Chun went on to create a computer hardware and software company that grew quickly due to its amazing innovations. Dou Mou soon became the number one producer of parts in the world. It became known for coming out with new ways to be effective while being stronger and faster. Chun stayed the owner of the multibillion corporation, while still being chief engineer. It was her and others like her that were the driving force behind Dou Mou.
Chun was born into a middle class family. While she was never wanting in her life, she never had access to many luxuries. As such, even as one of the richest people in China, Chun still took the subway to work, lived in a small apartment in downtown Hong Kong, at take out, and spent her millions frugally. Both her parents had full office jobs, yet still somehow managed to make time for her during her childhood. Growing up, she didn’t have many friends. Not because she felt herself superior like most stereotypical geniuses, but because the other children found her overly intimidating. Chun’s speech and interests far outclassed her peers.
 She found comfort in computers. She built gadgets, took apart gizmos, coded new programs, and created games. Technology was her playground. She ended up feeling more loved by a computer than her classmates.
Now, at age 27, Chun still feels more comfortable in a computer laboratory than in a public space. Dou Mou is now booming, with offices all over the world. Chun herself has the country many times. The few times she had, it was strictly for business. Its pro-female stance helps the slaves in other countries. It buys slaves in other countries to work and even pays them. There is a strict, no-touch policy in place. Chun herself has pretty much never experienced the slavery aspect that most other countries have due to the fact that whenever she traveled, she went straight to the offices.
She had never gone anywhere as just vacation, always so engrossed in work. Despite the fact that her IQ 192, or perhaps because of it, Chun is somewhat childlike and extremely innocent. She had never been with a man in any way and had never even had a real friend. She is very shy and awkward around people, having never properly socialized. Despite this, she is very obsessive-compulsive and somewhat controlling. She needs things to go exactly the way she planned or her world would shatter.
Forced by her Board of Directors, Chun is heading for a very long and extensive vacation in Monaco. One of the directors owns a villa on the coast, fully staffed by both slaves and free workers. Chun had reluctantly agreed to this vacation, fully intending to use the time to stay at the villa, alone and secluded, while working anyway.

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« Last Edit: November 05, 2012, 03:06:03 PM by FallenFeather »

Offline HaibaneTopic starter

Re: Millennium Slave Law [Players Wanted]
« Reply #389 on: November 02, 2012, 06:21:23 AM »
@Fallen Feather, Chun is great and a perfect fit for the game. I presume you intend her to remain free and not become a victim of abduction? We have another character in the game who is also without a slave and rather anti-slavery, Chun and he (James Sutherland) may have something in common.

Please say hi in the OOC thread and talk to the players to arrange to get Chun into the game.

@EnglishMaster, Mati is also an excellent well rounded character who fits in perfectly. Please can you write out the CS again using the template provided and then resubmit him here. In the meantime feel free to join the OOC thread and talk with us about ways to get Mati into the game. We have players who were playing slaves for other owners who have quit the game so there may be a player free to create a new character for Mati.

Failing that, I might be tempted to create a girl for him to own since extreme bondage and pain is one of my kinks (though I draw the line at blood-letting and permanent damage other than piercing).


Offline EnglishMaster

Re: Millennium Slave Law [Players Wanted]
« Reply #390 on: November 02, 2012, 08:03:11 AM »
Player name: EnglishMaster
Character name: Mati Groves
Gender: Male
Status (Free/Slave): Free
Occupation: Singer/songwriter
List other characters yours knows: ~please list each by name and whether they are a friend or business associate~
1. To be agreed
2.
3.
Age: 49 (allegedly) ~minimum game age is 16, minimum enslaved age is 18~
Nationality: British/Finnish
Physical attributes: 1.86 / 6 ft 1 in, 95 kg / 195 lb, black hair but maybe it's really greying, grey-green eyes, charming smile
Background and Personality Notes:
Mati is a Finn who moved to England in his teens and now passes for mid-Atlantic.  He's a once-famous singer and musician of, so he says, 49.  In his 20's he was known as the creative inspiration and frontman for the New Romantic group 'Bleed'.  In his 30s he enjoyed a none-too-successful solo career.  In his 40s he became something of a lounge singer, living in Florida.  He has more than enough money to last him a lifetime.  But he needs to write songs and sing.

At each phase of his career, while he is intermittently good-to-brilliant at thinking up the basic ideas for songs, he's relied on a woman to be the real musician behind his work.  In 'Bleed' the eye-candy who played insistent keyboards was actually the woman who wrote all the arrangements, as well as bearing his child and coping with his drug-fuelled excesses.  In his solo career his new wife Asha was again the arranger.  In Florida he had a slave Trixie, classically-trained but happy to serve him.  Trixie has died of cancer.  He's been in mourning.

Mati is a genial-seeming man who gets sexual pleasure only from the vicious infliction of pain.  Trixie was his perfect companion: pain turned her on, and music was her equal passion.  How will he ever find her like again?

It's been whispered to him: maybe in Monaco.

So here he is, on 'a short European tour'.  He might do solo gigs at Darya's party, at the hotel, at the casino cafe-bar.  He would fit in at many locations and milieux.  He wants a slave.  A musically-talented slave who would like, or at least could bear, severe bondage, caning, electric shocks, the joys of hot candle wax.  He wants to sing, and be inspired perhaps to make new songs about the joys of slavery.

Offline helvorn

Re: Millennium Slave Law [Players Wanted]
« Reply #391 on: November 02, 2012, 11:06:44 AM »
Great new characters!

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« Reply #392 on: November 25, 2012, 01:29:00 AM »
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Syveren: James Gray:
Male:
Status (Free Man): Lead surgeon and Head of SyN Co. :
List other characters yours knows: a few characters that Poisin will be creating once I have approval for the game.
Age: 32
Nationality:Native American and Latin
Physical attributes: ~(6"4, 208, Black & light brown )~
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Background and Personality Notes: Enter Ahanu, James Grays Father. A young individual off the Navajo reservation, he used his native status to earn money for a proper college education. He decided to make a name for himself in the field of pharmaceuticals, seeing how fast the Market for genetic enhancement was growing, yet it had little direction. Though he was at the bottom rung, what Ahanu Gray lacked in position he made up for in devious maneuvering, he would play back the white man's greed against him and and win by those rules. He Americanized his image changing his name to Anthony, in order to gain respect and acceptance, with his colleagues. He rose from low man on the totem pole to a power player and innovative mind in the Mayo Clinic. He was looking for a new direction to take his research.

 Up until the debates of the slave laws he had primarily focused on returning hair and breast growth to female cancer patients. As history unfolded before him, Mr. Anthony Gray saw his opportunity when the Millennium Slave Law passed for cosmetic use of genetic enhancement. He would cater to this new world order, and from it he would profit, even as the freedoms of his people to govern their own ended. Anthony having experienced much hardship as well as the less than tolerable historical treatment regarding his people, has rather bitter views, "realist views" on the new laws themselves. With no family left to him, he carried on with his wife whom he charmed into  a marriage where he fully dominated her.

Her name was Aya De la Vega, who having been domineered by powerful male figures her whole life, knew when to pick her battles and could be the picture of obedience. And so when the world reformed she survived, resourceful in her own right.

They had one Child, a son named James Gray. James was every bit as quick witted and opportunistic as his father. He took after his father's values.  His Father was dissatisfied at the structure of what was taught in school, Anthony paid for top homeschooling by tutors he hand selected. They, like his father held a dim view of women. He only imparted the ideals both cultural and otherwise that he felt would benefit his son later in life. His wife had little to no say the older he became.

Finally he entered college, with goals of his own. He interned for two years at the Mayo Clinic and earned his undergraduate, and MA degree. During his education the slave laws were passed by that time he was a young man of twenty.  His Father gladly enslaved his wife. James chose to stand with his father, on the new world order, it being an easy choice for him to make.  He continued toward his degree at the Mayo clinic.

Despite having excelled there he still couldn't shake the whispers behind him as though people felt he'd been given what he accomplished, because of his father.

Needing to succeed outside of his fathers shadow and watchful eye, he attended the University of Minnesota, Twin Cities. Continuing on in Pharmaceutical Sciences, he earned his Medicinal Chemistry Ph.D. He desired to be a force to be reckoned with that stood out even from his family history. He expanded on what he'd learned and started his own genetic enhancement company.

Known as Syn Co. it boasted technology spanning Los Angeles U.S.A. to Tokyo, Japan. Syn co was one of a kind. They specialized in taking low rate and even downright unappealing slaves and turning them into sexually objectified masterpieces of carnal beauty.

They catered to the exotic ideals producing everything from ethereal Japanese albino beauties, that looked like creatures out of legend, as floor models displaying the level of skill that could be applied in wanting only the very rarest, complex and daring modifications.  James excelled at catering to the high rolling client to turn their slave into their exact desire... for a price. Package Deals meant that they could even procure specific types of training for an owners slave.

As an Owner James was the very definition of a Sadist, a people person in public when handling the wave of PR that came with such high profile skills. In private, as soon as his boot crossed the threshold of his home, he took command in a much more complete world, He could relax and shed his mask of restraint. He found it amusing that for many Domination was simply the lay of the land.

Not so with James.  It was truly who he was, that head space was applied to all he was, as natural as breathing. Pain to him was as exquisite an art as the women he sold. It was both arousing and cathartic, and better then the finest things on offer. The abuse he meted out would never be denied or fought against however.

His business plan had yielded fruit twofold.  Before him, they were less than nothing and he'd given them more than they'd dreamed  they could be.  From the Mops they had been, he'd paid a pittance, he'd molded and resold them as top slaves with far brighter prospects,  (as much as a slave could have anyway) and only a scant few were chosen.

He was Everything.  He was the sun they revolved around, and if you followed the rules you were rewarded, like a good toy and pet you were shown good care, proud ownership, even possessiveness. But that was as far as it went beyond that he was cold and went no further. There was no love, for James could not love an object, could not love what he could not relate to.

However beautiful, slaves they were and slaves they would remain no higher in his sight than cattle, beneath him, and sub par. So there was use for him, a Man, to be wasting true emotion onto one who could not comprehend anything beyond serving for his pleasure. Too simple his girls were, with the blind loyalty born of saving them, and giving them stability. The poor stupid pretty little things. How he doted on the obedient ones who screamed his name. Come to think of it... (much like his favorite dogs). (Indeed his Dogs probably received more along the lines of actual "love" as far as James was capable.) James was cruel and reveled in his right to be so, favoring knives as his tool of choice, whips being a close second.

After all he could carve his very name into them, and honor indeed to bear such a name, and they would still fall asleep at his feet content at their role in his world. As it should be.

James purchased his facility, in the Principality. He spared no expense in remolding a section of the top floor for his personal use, including a dungeon. He has decided the best place for his business would be in Monaco, where both resources and business connections are available.

Few quick comments for the GM: If my character gets approved I would like him to have an business relation with Nereza, he recognizes that his clients from the US would be more impressed if his girls were trained for some of their roles outside of the country, and would probably contact her to do business with.

« Last Edit: November 27, 2012, 12:16:59 AM by Syveren »

Offline Poisin

Re: Millennium Slave Law [Players Wanted]
« Reply #393 on: November 25, 2012, 01:33:24 AM »
We were trying to post these images as well with James Gray, but for some reason E wouldn't allow it. Which is weird, because I don't remember not being allowed to post external links, 8T

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Offline HaibaneTopic starter

Re: Millennium Slave Law [Players Wanted]
« Reply #394 on: November 26, 2012, 04:04:11 PM »
Hi Syveren and thanks for submitting James. He's a very nice character and there's not much that needs tweaking.

One thing I noticed was that the sequence of the family history mentions Anthony's wife remaining free before James is mentioned. What this does is give an impression that the slave laws came before James' birth when in fact James was around 20 when the laws were passed. I wasn't sure if you were aware of that, but the game is set only about 7-12 years after the slave laws were enacted.

This means James would be an adult before the laws. That might colour his personality a little and I think shifting the sequence of the family description around so that we have Anthony - his wife - his son James - James growing up and his education – then the slave laws being passed and James' mother remaining free could alter how you yourself see James' character.

I have given a small amount of thought to body enhancements and after a decade of slavery I am considering that the science of cosmetic surgery is more advanced than in our world because a far more powerful market and industry drives it. There is also more stress put on healthy eating, good exercise and general well-being, particularly in the schools and particularly focussing on females after puberty. There is, as you've rightly guessed a huge industry leaning towards making young women (potential slaves) much more beautiful and we can assume that the average female in this slave world is fitter, healthier, more curvy and prettier than the average in our world.

That being said I am not sure how far genetics has advanced beyond what we know now. I can see that possibly the cultivation of natural material from donor cells is a growing industry but I would be interested to hear you thoughts on what practices specifically James' company undertakes.

Apart from the timeline issue the other thing I thought might be a concern is James' job. I see him as a specialist surgeon and beautician who would work on slaves his clients supply to make them more striking and unusual. I see this more as the client owning the slave, bringing her to James and paying him to transform them. His company probably has a few 'models' on their books as examples of his skill and style but I would prefer it of he was not an actual slave dealer or trader. We already have three such characters in the game, 1 legitimate and 2 less so and to be honest I think a skilled surgeon is enough of a full-time career alone without bolting onto that a trading house of sorts.

It would be okay if James' company acted as a buying agent for a client in that the client would approach them, tell them what he/she wanted and give a budget. James' company then selects a slave based on his (their?) skill at seeing the right body shape. form, facial structure, skin tones, metabolism, or whatever - they then buy the slave and transform her with the client then paying for the completed package.

What I don't see is James' having a company that buys slaves, works on transforming them, then selling them via a shop window (or website). That would seem to me to require immense investment of capital and time and skill when a sale isn't guaranteed. The agency approach where the transform job is done for a specific client works better I think.

James may own one personal slave but no more. His surgical company might have a very small number of 'models' perhaps 2 or 3 but given the type of business he is in I think that would be about the limit of what was practical. If one of his 'display models' was sold, he could then work on a replacement.

Finally, why is he in Monaco? Where is he living? Has he got a business here? As he seems to be the skill and heart of his operation I assume he is moving his entire company here and will set up a kind of clinic in the Principality.

How does that sound?
« Last Edit: November 26, 2012, 04:06:18 PM by Haibane »

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Re: Millennium Slave Law [Players Wanted]
« Reply #395 on: November 26, 2012, 04:59:17 PM »
I really like the business changes you've proposed.

For the Timeline, I wanted him to grow up with little connection to the time before the laws. But it looks like he'd have knowledge of them regardless, especially as a Man. I don't want him to really be a creature of empathy really.  He will of course have emotions toward the one he owns, but I wanted his views on them to be removed from himself and distant.  Any suggestions on how to tweak the back story to do that? Do I simply make the mom not free? I'll suppose I could use the dad as a key for that.

I'm fine with changing his Job and getting rid of the auction house, an agent on client to client basis is indeed far more practical.

My approach to his work is, very surgical, as I am familiar with modern day body modification (ie sclera tattoos), I feel that it was a good place to draw from for this game and make this an advanced version of that. It was never my intention to make him a slaver trader, but just to sell  off specialty modifications and skill. The angle of his company having "floor models" much like a car makes sense.  If those were sold, and I think they should be from time to time at a negotiated price, just like a floor model car gets sold off when the new model line comes out.

I feel he'd have come to Monaco to build a base of operations. Having tweaked everything he would have most likely been looking for the best place to live and work as well as establish business relations.  That way he'd have all the resources he needs, and as in business they say Location, location, location. What could be better than Monaco?

Offline HaibaneTopic starter

Re: Millennium Slave Law [Players Wanted]
« Reply #396 on: November 26, 2012, 05:42:19 PM »
I really like the business changes you've proposed.

For the Timeline, I wanted him to grow up with little connection to the time before the laws. But it looks like he'd have knowledge of them regardless, especially as a Man. I don't want him to really be a creature of empathy really.  He will of course have emotions toward the one he owns, but I wanted his views on them to be removed from himself and distant.  Any suggestions on how to tweak the back story to do that? Do I simply make the mom not free? I'll suppose I could use the dad as a key for that.
We have had players in the past create characters who were sheltered from the slave laws by means of attending private schools where the curriculum did not address the slavery issue in the same way that the state funded schools do - in this world the state schools effectively become slave training establishments (certainly training of the mind) for females past puberty and train males to become confortable with the roles of masters. Private schools are where you send your daughter if you want her to be free at age 18.

James though is 32 and would have completed his education before the slave laws were enacted, so he falls solidly within that demographic that is fully aware of what was and what is now and how different that is. He reached maturity and began making his own decisions in the world before the slave laws were passed. That makes it a little harder to fit him into a certain mindset unless you bring in an element of personality in which he blanks out things. That in itself adds complication as it might be suggesting flaws or features you didn't want.

His father could have been anti-slavery (remember it would have been a subject of intense debate for a decade or two before the laws were passed) or pro-slavery, whichever you prefer and thus his family could have moulded his views on slavery in any way you wish.

I feel he'd have come to Monaco to build a base of operations. Having tweaked everything he would have most likely been looking for the best place to live and work as well as establish business relations.  That way he'd have all the resources he needs, and as in business they say Location, location, location. What could be better than Monaco?
I get this idea that his company is based essentially around James himself. Like an internationally renowned surgeon, his greatness can only be where he himself is. This means he must have wound up his practice in America and move dhere to set up a new buisness based on his existing model but working on the basis that Monaco is a far superior market foir what he sells. I can go with that line of thinking, no problem.

Has he bought/rented himself an apartment here already or is he staying in a hotel for now? He might also be borrowing a friends apartment as well.

Offline Chrystal

Re: Millennium Slave Law [Players Wanted]
« Reply #397 on: November 26, 2012, 06:13:35 PM »
May I make a suggestion?

James is part Native American, although his father has pretty much renounced his heritage.

What if he spent most of his childhood on the reservation where his father grew up, and thus was more immersed in Native American culture that in Western, pre-slave-law?


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Re: Millennium Slave Law [Players Wanted]
« Reply #398 on: November 26, 2012, 11:25:57 PM »
I'm going to make his Dad chauvinistic and have him have hand selected tutors for his kids homeschooling that way he could pass on the values he wanted. This way he'd have molded him to such values and when the slave laws came around they would both be Pro slavery.  His father would then have enslaved his mother.

I'd say he'd have bought a vacation home outside of the city, but also have an apartment within his business building for nights on the job when he doesn't want to make the drive out of the city. (I'll have to look for pictures).

Thanks Chrystal, I will keep elements of his culture, but it would be warped (my father in RL is actually part Native American, and for the most part there is a gender equality within the tribe gender roles. Some can even be swapped.) Which I think would make him more anti slavery which as interesting angle, but not one that I want.
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Offline HaibaneTopic starter

Re: Millennium Slave Law [Players Wanted]
« Reply #399 on: November 27, 2012, 02:48:09 AM »
I'd say he'd have bought a vacation home outside of the city, but also have an apartment within his business building for nights on the job when he doesn't want to make the drive out of the city. (I'll have to look for pictures).
That's a very expensive option that runs into millions of dollars, maybe even tens of millions. I know this is a fantasy game but I like to keep it grounded in reality. I am not sure how rich you percieve James but no-other character in the game has two properties in the Principality regardless of how rich they are.

It makes sense, if he's just setting up business, to use the company's capital to lease a property that will provide a shop-front for his 'boutique' (or clinic if you prefer) with an apartment above it.

He could rent (not buy) a villa in France or Italy as well I suppose but it would need to be a fair distance away in order to avoid being contaminated by Monaco's obscene property prices.

I agree about the Native American heritage. Given how they suffered under the white man's rule I agree that Native Americans, all other things being equal, would more likley tend towards anti-slavery ideals.
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