The Various Factions within the Game.
There are many different roles you can take in the game.
The Director:At the very top there is the Director, who is directly responsible for all the oversight and daily proceedings within the complex. The director works with the police force, to assign and keep their agents in line. The director will also be entirely responsibly for promotions and placing individuals they deem most fit for leadership in leadership positions, as well as deciding whether a visitor needs to be exterminated or quarantined. The director is given a lot of power typically, so those who are given the nod are deeply trusted within the community. While it isn't unheard of, rogue or corrupt directors are rare, because of all the checks they have to go through in order to get the position.
Below the Director are the Managers, which do exactly what their title sounds like it would do. They are assistants to the director specifically are are given run over specific departments of the facility and program. Other operatives answer to the managers before appealing to the director, and they are expected to handle themselves with class and discipline. They are leaders within the facility, and when they sour that reputation they risk losing their rank. If at any point they show any signs of corruption or abuse of their power they are removed and often kicked out of the program altogether.
Assistant director of Education: This manager could be considered the "principal" of the re-education department. When students act up or there are problems that require discipline this manager handles that directly. If problems persist the Director may assist in the process but it is considered the Manager's station.
Assistant Director of Operations: This manager is responsible for relocating visitors and staff personell as well as welcoming and integrating newcomers to the process. They'll be directly responsible for orientations, and the dairly happenings and communications within the HQ and Dorms.
Assistant Director of Mystique: This manager handles all powerful and dangerous artifacts within the compound, as well as the serves as the commanding officer when it comes to training witches. This manager is always a witch, and is expected to have enough power to reel in overzealous witches that may be going overboard with their training or practices.
Assistant Director of Investigation: This manager directly over sees the investigation unit as it's captain. The manager will assign teams to look into and debrief information and arrests made by the unit. They are also directly responsible for hiring or removing operatives from the investigation force. This manager is expected to come down on operatives who use excessive force.
Assistant Director of Special Ops: This manager directly oversees the task forces which go out specifically to hunt and exterminate individuals as their captain. Any task force members had to go through this manager, and this manager directly debriefs after a successful or failed assignment. They are expected to come down hard on operatives who include damage to bystanders and innocents.
Assistant Director of Visitor Relations and Security: In the Supernatural community there are many guards tasked with defending the area and interior of the area. This manager serves as the captain of those forces, and is responsible for the groups actions. They debrief when incidents break out and are directly responsible for deciding if a visitor has proven too dangerous to remain inside the community, or if they need to be quarantined. They are expected to keep the community under control, and this position in particular has seen a lot of turnover.
Under the managers are the rest of the day to day operations of the sentinel members, which include everything from policing, to investigating, to hunting, to teaching, to training, and to those who are students getting ready to gain promotions and move aorund the country within the programs. These individuals make up the bulk of the program, and generally are the faces that the rest of the public sees. Their successes and failures are what make and break the order in their locations.
Watcher: These individuals make up the bulk of the Program. Their duty ranges from guard duty, to investigating super natural incidents, to apprehending or hunting dangerous super natural creatures or invidiuals. They are the face and the heart of the program and their actions directly affect the perspective of the program as a whole. Watchers are heavily trained from a standardized world wide training. They are taught to look for specific clues and scenes. Of course there are those who excell more in certain fields then others, but the idea is they can fullfill whatever task is necessary for them.
Security: Watchers who take on security assignments take posts within the HQ, Dorms, Supernatural community, and protect various locations within the city as well. Such as schools, the mayors office, etc. They work in two ten hour shifts and are then given 24 hours off typically. They are generally given a patrol in which they move around in, unless called to a disturbance. All are trained to be prepared in a attack, and know generally how to defend themselves. Often new recruits are placed on security to give them some experience in interacting with the community around them and build a trust.
Patrol: The same idea as security except they move around town. They'll have a specific routine they are supposed to follow and are expected to be prepared for any situation that calls for their protection. It is generally considered one of the more dangerous jobs with the chaos happening within the city, and less and less have volunteered for the assignment.
Investigation: Similar to the idea of plains clothes detectives. They respond to incidents in which a supernatural is considered to have done damage. Be it theft, assault, or in some cases murder. During these investigations they have the ability to aprehend and arrest suspects or individuals and bring them into the precient. All watchers have standardized training, and therefore in theory should find the same clues, though those that have a specific knack for it, tend to stick too it.
Task Force: Consisting of the elite watchers and no rookies, a task force is called in when a supernatural creature is deemed to dangerous to leave outside. This isn't restricted to only hunting dangerous fugitives, might be hostages, or a situation in which a visitor is cornered and the situation has turned deadly. Only during a task operation is lethal force authorized, though they are often encouraged to try and bring the visitors back alive. Above all else they are expected to limit colateral damage and those that fail to do so rarely see Task Force assignments.
Witch: These individuals consist entirely of witches, and serve as the backbone of the order. Individuals with strong magical power which assist the order in combat, defense, and everything in between. When not on assignments they're generally allowed to study magic from the facilities library, or study and locate magical artifacts with power. A witch's role depends on their strengths, but generally fall into 3 categories.
Combat: Witches assist task forces in hunts, and have strong offensive abilities
Support: Witches capable of creating magical items, which assist operatives. They typically do not see field work, but may assist in investigations depending on their abilities.
Care: Witches who focus on healing, or other spells or powers that protect or heal operatives. They are often on the field with hunts and assignments, there in case of emergencies. They also are heavily involved with the towns local EMS making them critical in keeping victims alive until they can reach a hospital.
Note Roles can increase if there is interest in them
Director: Leilah Jordan played Vampire Mistress Sakura
Assistant Director of Education:
Assistant Director of Mystique:
Assistant Director of Operations:
Assistant Director of Investigation: Sasski Emmerson played by Limitless Nikkie
Assistant Director of Special Ops: Hanzo Hattori played by Juggtacular
Assistant Director of Visitor Relations and Security: Damarius played by TheBlackThrone
Witch: Ian Slade (Healer) played by Untamed_Skies
Watcher: Jason Parker (prefers investigation) played by Untamed_Skies
Watcher: Lyra Skies (prefers task) played by Vampire Mistress Sakura
Watcher: Argentina (prefers task) played by EdwardShane
Watcher: Bon (prefers task) played by TheblackThrone
Watcher: Moses (prefers task and investigation) played by Juggtacular
Watcher: Grigori Ansem played by Josh Arcanum
The Supernatural Community has faced a great deal of hardships over the last decade under Stanley Barret. There are many who have faced brutality, some have lost family members to murder and slave trade, and others were straight up extorted. Their troubles of course didn't end with Barret. In town there are plenty of prejudice townsfolk who are very bit as brutal as Barret's thugs. There are sections of town all of them are warned not to go, and those that were lucky enough to avoid the terror of Barret, may still have found themselves harmed by the twon themselves. Perhaps the treatment would be tolerable, but they are protected by a organization that seems as if their complaints and troubles are a bother rather then a duty, and a organization that insists on babysitting them. There are guards they needed to check in and out with whenever they choose to leave town, and should they present a "danger" they can be quarantined and locked away in a dungeon, or as they discovered under Barret's reign, they can be terminated without a trail. The simply truth is that the visitors are second class citizens, and as it looks there isn't any change on the horizon. This has lead to a rift rippling through the community. Many are banding together, and trying to become independent of the Sentinel Program, and the others are trying to abide by their protectors.
Within the community there are various leaders who have stepped up trying to take care of their neighbors. Some of them are considered leaders do to age and experience, some because of their connections, some simply because they are strong, and others have found leadership through their connections. Their roles vary, some simply organize guards to look after the community beyond the watchers that can't seem to prevent them from being hurt or taken. Others take it upon themselves to "educate" new visitors to how the world really works. The leaders work as a kind of council, and have taken it upon themselves to police their own community, doing their best to keep Sentinel out of it if someone has turned violent. The group will also commonly decide whether or not they should report a danger to Sentinel. While they abide by their guardians for the most part, a good deal of them are pushing for more independence.
Note Roles can increase if there is enough interest for it
Roles in the community
Leader: Nenielle Redwood played by Untamed_Skies
Leader: Fei Xifeng played by Timeless
Leader: Bjorn played by Skyre
Leader: Jeerus played by Kargrisaka
Leader: Berusor Ferreth Druemal Played by Kargrisaka
Within the city there have been individual groups beginning to band together to creat chaos and instability within the city. Individuals and residents from every layer of the town that have made it their mission to bring ruin and mistrust to the town. Their goals might be a strictly prejudice, a enjoyment of watching the world burn, or a grudge against Sentinel or something else. Though their motives are all different, They are called many things, Anarchs, Terrorists, renegades, degenerats, the only thing that is common and certain is that their goals all will result in the self desctruction of Highlands City, and potentially beyond. It should also be noted that, these groups might actively work against each other as they move to achieve thier own ends.
For information on groups, or to create a group of your own PM both Untamed_Skies and Vampire Mistress Sakura
The Doctor's Villains
Right now some of the most dangerous individuals in the town follow the instructions of a mysterious individual called the doctor. The Doctor's goals and aims are unkown, and the members of the group are wild and different in every way, save for the fact the follow the orders of the mysterious individual. The Doctor's goal is to destroy the Sentinel Program itself, believing that if it folds in Highlands City the collapse will follow it world wide.
The Doctor played by Vampire Mistress Sakura
Doctor's Villain: Pharos played by Untamed_Skies
Independants are a the anarchs and terrorists that do not follow a single group but instead are carve their own path of destruction independantly of the other groups. Their goals are uniquely their own, and while they might have NPCs that follow them, there aren't any other PC characters working in the group to create chaos and disorder.
Independant: Razi played by Limitless Nikkie
The problems in the cities have attracted a great deal of attention. Mercenaries who work for free lance and don't have any stakes, various shop owners claiming to have ancient artifacts, as well as information brokers claiming to have information to impair all sides of the conflict. Outside of people looking to entangle themselves, there are also just the civilians within the city trying to live their lives and avoid getting swept up in the chaos and confusion. Even those who have no stake aren't completely free from the danger within the city, and they find themselves drawn in anyway. Maybe these characters are hired to help a cause, maybe these characters get targeted for a terror attack. Maybe they just become attached to other characters caught directly in the conflicts, regardless they all may find themselves eventually drawn into the moment. Not roles can increase if there is enough interest
Neutral Party: Kellan Rivera "Mercenary" played by Untamed_Skies
Neutral Party: Leo Levi played by Skyre
Neutral Party: Zahra played by Limitless Nikie
Neutral Party: Nora played by Chiarra
Neutral Party: Bram Dalca Played by Josh Arcanum
Neutral Party: Oresiel played by Vampire Mistress Sakura
Neutral Party: Oenomaus Carter played by Josh Arcanum
Neutral Party: Raelyn Hellatious Played by Vampire Mistress Sakura