Man is naturally violent. That is a simple fact. We see it in children growing up. We see it in bullies. We see it in people in positions of power and even those who are destitute. As long as man exists, he will direct violence toward his fellow man. This has been an irrefutable fact for all of recorded history. However, what hasn't been recorded is the directed violence under cover of night and through misdirection. Violence used to stop further violence.
A bit contradictory in theory, but in practice it works. For as long as their has been authority and law, there has been a group working in the shadows. First established in the early ages by a group of wise men who realized that colloquially humans were too self destructive to survive as a race, this organization has always had one purpose. To keep the world as a whole safe, relatively speaking. As stated, people are naturally violent. But some people go above and beyond...some take it too far. And that's when you get despots, brutal dictators, terrorists, madmen, genocidal maniacs. This organizations job is to stop them. And over the centuries it has adopted many names, but it's most current incarnation is Cipher Pol.
If you've read this far, then I still have your attention hopefully. This rp is a mesh of different ideas I've had and decided that by picking and choosing, I could come up with something fun. This rp is essentially about a shadow organization that doesn't legally exist called Cipher Pol. Cipher Pol in this world is nothing more than a whisper to all but the highest of clearance levels.
They act independently of any country or government, but are acknowledged and sanctioned by all of them. Their job is to stop attacks, violence, and acts of terror all over the world. They do the jobs nations can't legally or illegally risk their forces on. They deal with the mad men with the death rays pointed at the White House. The radicals threatening to bomb the Kremlin. The psychos who would run rampant given the chance.
Why is Cipher Pol so effective you ask? Well aside from being privately funded and having the best technology and armament money can buy; they have a secret weapon. Unbeknownst to the population at large, people with incredible abilities hide among them. They are rare though; about 1 in every 500,000 people are born with abilities. The big names in the news? Men like Hitler who was 'elected' and continued to have support from the Perfect Aryan race despite showing none of the traits of one?
Men like Grigori "The Mad Russian" Rasputin; a man who should have died from being poisoned, shot, clubbed, then shot again, then thrown into freezing water from fatal heights...a man who lived and replaced his 'corpse' with a double. These people have dotted throughout history and most become great or terrible in some way or another. The first men and women to command these miraculous powers would come to form the first iteration of Cipher Pol...The Eye. So named for their ability to see all and act accordingly.
And since then they've been known as groups such as Free Masons, The Illuminati, and more. Cipher Pol has always had ways of identifying Deviants as they are officially called. People who can sense the aura of other Deviants. Eyes in the crowd who notice anything miraculous. Etc... Through intense training, Cipher Pol builds those who accept into elite warriors who protect the world from horrors too great to speak of in polite conversation. Background, race, ethnicity, skill or lack thereof, criminal record...none of that matters to Cipher Pol. They have the power to make you disappear or clear a homicdal maniac of all charges with no questions asked. They are the boogie men the boogie men check for before they go to bed at night. Theirs is a constant vigil against evil and corruption, and soon their fight will become yours.Questions & Answers
What is Ciper Pol?:
Cipher Pol is the most current iteration of an ancient society turned organization. They are unofficially sanctioned by every major government the world over and have essentially unlimited political power and funds. They can do whatever they want without authorization and go wherever they want. Sovereign lands, international waters; none of these titles matter to Cipher Pol. They are the elite of the elite And within their ranks is a specialized division; a unit of individuals with amazing powers that make them more than human. This group is known as Cipher Pol 0Powers?:
In this rp, people can be born with special abilities. Powers are vast and varied as well. While one man may be able to telekinetically flip a car, another might be able to run at super speed, and another still might be able to become invisible.System?:
This game will be free-form. I've never been much good with dice and charts and blah blah blah.What will you be doing?:
The player characters will mostly be members of Cipher Pol 0(even if you don't wish to have powers), but there will be room for you to be a bad guy if you so choose or even a neutral party(eventually you'll have to pick a side though). As a member of Cipher Pol 0, your job will be to stop super villains, terrorists, and everyone else who would do any kind of injustice to the world. It's a thankless job as you don't officially exist...but the pay is well worth it, both financially and morally.
I made this at 3am so it's an extremely rough draft, but don't let that discourage. I think this could be a pretty fun concept so don't hesitate to ask any more questions you might have while I work on it some more. Thanks for reading!World InfoSetting:
The world Cipher Pol takes place in is similar to our own. 2014 Earth. History is mostly the same, however many of the things in this world were caused by Deviants. Mt. Vesuvius erupting was a Deviant losing control over his ability to manipulate the Earth. The Cult Leader Jim Jones had hypnotic powers that allowed him to brainwash so many people and convert them to the Peoples Temple. The sniper who killed JFK had perfect accuracy and the ability to hit any target, etc... Powers:
Powers can essentially be whatever you want them to be within reason. While I'll accept a guy who can turn into stone or someone who can fly and shoot energy blasts. I won't be accepting someone who can snap their fingers and make 4=Purple(i.e. reality warpers and such) The only thing I really ask on powers is to make them connected in some way if you have more than one. For example, it would make sense that a guy with super strength is also really durable and can jump long distances. But that guy also being able to read minds or teleport just doesn't quite add up.State of the World:
While this world will have a lot of sillyness and over the top scenarios, it is still based on the real world and as such will have some serious moments. Especially considering Cipher Pol is an off the grid organization with the power to attack anyone as long as they are deemed a threat to the world on a large enough scale. They could even sanction an attack on US soil if say a highly connected Senator was found to be in league with a super villain or something. Also because it's based on the real world, real events will be spoken of and possibly portrayed. Technology:
The year in game is 2014, so tech for the most part is up to date and what you'd expect. But there will also be advanced technology like you see in action and spy movies, as well as video games and things of that nature. So powered exo-skeletons, hand held rail guns, stealth tech, etc, etc. You can expect to see and use things like this fairly often.Command Chain:
For the most part, all of our characters who are actually members of Cipher Pol will be the same rank, as this is the type of organization to eschew formal rank. There will be NPC's who act as the higher ups though, and on missions a team/mission leader will be selected. Aside from that though, everyone is essentially just a "Cipher Pol Agent". Even if you were a Lieutenant or a Brigadier General, at Cipher Pol you're a CPA. I am thinking of implementing a number system though. Which would primarily be used to gauge an agents experience level and assign missions accordingly. On a scale of 9 to 0, 9 would be a rookie, raw recruit. And as they went on missions or showed exemplary action(defeating a major bad guy or something), their rank would increase. And as the number got lower they'd be given more difficult missions and better gear. Would you guys be for or against this?Placement:
I think I'll put this in Light Human or Light Exotic. I'm still not quite sure where the best place would be for it yet.
If there are any other questions or I've missed explaining anything, feel free to ask. I'm still coming up with things as I go along so I'm bound to make some mistakes.
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[img]Picture of Your Character goes here(Real life, Anime, etc.. is all fine)[/img]
[b]Name:[/b] Your character's name.
[b]Code-Name:[/b] Your official handle for missions.
[b]Nickname:[/b] What people like to call you or you like to be called.
[b]Age:[/b] Your character's age.
[b]Gender:[/b] Your characters biological gender.
[b]Sexual Orientation:[/b] Who are you attracted to?
[b]Affiliation:[/b] Are you neutral? Cipher Pol? Bad guys?
[b]Height:[/b] How tall are you?
[b]Build:[/b] Are you stocky? Pudgy? Can you grate cheese on your abs?
[b]Eye Color:[/b] What color are your eyes? You can kinda go nuts if your powers allow.
[b]Hair:[/b] What is your hair style?
[b]Distinguishing Marks:[/b] Anything to make you stand out? Scars? Tattoos? Birthmark?
[b]Description:[/b] A description of what your character looks like.
[b]Personality:[/b] How you act and interact with the world and people around you
[b]Power(s):[/b] Any unique or superhuman abilities you possess, like breathing fire, teleportation, etc...
[b]Skills/Specialty(s):[/b] Skills unique to you as a person.(Hacking, Lockpicking, Cooking, etc...)
[b]History:[/b] Your characters history up to this point.
[b]Recruitment:[/b] If you are a member of Cipher Pol, are you currently a member or are you planning on being recruited?