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Offline Haibane

Re: A World of Leagues- A Steampunk Game- Need an Allan Quatermain & Americans!
« Reply #100 on: January 18, 2010, 12:19:10 PM »
Jets seem slightly out there in my mind... I think in terms of whirling blades, steam exhaust, clockwork, clattering exposed mechanisms and H G Wells.

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Re: A World of Leagues- A Steampunk Game- Need an Allan Quatermain & Americans!
« Reply #101 on: January 18, 2010, 12:20:01 PM »
Jets seem slightly out there in my mind... I think in terms of whirling blades, steam exhaust, clockwork, clattering exposed mechanisms and H G Wells.

Oh.. just requires more pipes spewing fire/smoke.. :D And a few more hammerblows to make it work right of course. Cause the primary tool of fixing planes is.. a HAMMER. (I know.. retired avionics tech!)
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Re: A World of Leagues- A Steampunk Game- Need an Allan Quatermain & Americans!
« Reply #102 on: January 18, 2010, 01:44:05 PM »
Plot? What plot? *snickers*

For the most part the beginning will seem kind of slow because the Leagues are formed with the idea in mind 'in case something happens'. So dull moments are part of it.

Since we got rid of the Doctors in the German team it'll actually have a lot to do with a bpdy swapper *eyes Callie*. No Callie's character is not the bad guy, but does have dealings with her character as well as the English League. That will be the reason the those two teams come together (I don't think the Japanese team is going to take off).

I'm on break at work, so I can go into much detail as I have to go now. I'll give some more detail when I'm off work.

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Re: A World of Leagues- A Steampunk Game- Need an Allan Quatermain & Americans!
« Reply #103 on: January 18, 2010, 10:52:35 PM »
Name: Oliver Crumble
League: English
Played By: Remiel
Age: 22
Height: 5'11''
Weight: 185 lbs.

[n]Description:[/b] Oliver is a moderately handsome, ubiquitously optimistic, unnaturally keen young man.  His hair is always in a state of mild disarray, and his cheeks, although beardless and moustache-less, sprout immense sideburns the color of burnt umber.   He lacks his left arm, having lost it in an industrial accident years ago, but has created a synthetic replacement using steam-driven and gearwork technology.  While pleasant of demeanour, he lacks a gentleman's social skills, and tends to lose interest or concentration quickly unless pacified by one of his everpresent scientific projects.

Character Biography:   Orphaned at an early age, he spent most of his youth in squalor, living at a workhouse where he met another famous Oliver, by the name of Twist.  When Oliver Twist escaped the workhouse for the streets of London, so did Crumble,  except his path took him instead to an iron foundry and the apprenticeship of one Charles Babbage.   Mr. Babbage was a predominant philosopher, inventor, and mechanical engineer, most known for his work on the Difference Engine.  When he died, the childless Babbage left most of his fortune to Oliver, who had also inherited his love for all things mechanical.  At the age of eighteen, while working on an automatic garment-presser, he activated the machine prematurely, causing it to crush his arm in a tragic accident.  Undeterred, he simply invented a mechanical prosthesis, using gearworks and steam pressure, in place of his lost limb.  His genius appears to know no bounds, although it is not uncommon for his inventions to have some small but spectacular flaw.

Equipment: A tool belt, and his ever-present goggles.  He is rarely seen without a spanner in his hand.

Offline Doktor Sleepless

Re: A World of Leagues- A Steampunk Game- Need an Allan Quatermain & Americans!
« Reply #104 on: January 18, 2010, 11:10:58 PM »
Complete with french (sorta accent) and an electro-sword? That sounds totally cool. LOL.

Hah, no, but maybe a Cajun one?

I just need a profile Doktor. Doesn't have to be big and flashy. A pic and basic info (I can expand it with fluff text and such if need be).

I will write up something later, yes?

Jets seem slightly out there in my mind... I think in terms of whirling blades, steam exhaust, clockwork, clattering exposed mechanisms and H G Wells.

Yeah, no jets, thanks. :) Or maybe steam jets!

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« Reply #105 on: January 18, 2010, 11:14:40 PM »
Hah, no, but maybe a Cajun one?

I will write up something later, yes?

Yeah, no jets, thanks. :) Or maybe steam jets!


Oh hell yeah.. Cajun accent works. Can't have all the americans speaking with a new england/new york gentleman's accent!

And I could see the two of them verbally fencing...

« Last Edit: January 18, 2010, 11:16:23 PM by Callie Del Noire »

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Re: A World of Leagues- A Steampunk Game- Need an Allan Quatermain & Americans!
« Reply #106 on: January 19, 2010, 12:40:53 AM »
Sounds fun. :)

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« Reply #107 on: January 19, 2010, 12:58:32 AM »
Sounds fun. :)

Definitely looking forward to it.

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Re: A World of Leagues- A Steampunk Game- Need an Allan Quatermain & Americans!
« Reply #108 on: January 19, 2010, 05:04:27 AM »
Sorry for not getting the threads up last night. I got very ill and was forced into bed early by the husband and in-laws. I'm still a bit fuzzy headed and I've lost my voice (great cause they put me on the phones starting today at work. V_V).

I'll try to get the English thread up before I leave for work (I hope to get them both up).

Just post your profile up here when it's done, Dok. ^__^
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Re: A World of Leagues- A Steampunk Game- Need an Allan Quatermain & Americans!
« Reply #109 on: January 19, 2010, 05:46:30 AM »
English thread is up: http://elliquiy.com/forums/index.php?topic=58437.0

Remiel and Haibane you two can post, but you are sitting out in a horse cab till Bond comes to get you to introduce you to Mina and Orlando.

I will get the American thread up after work.

Offline Haibane

Re: A World of Leagues- A Steampunk Game- Interest Check- Need People!
« Reply #110 on: January 19, 2010, 06:52:35 AM »
Here's Mary. I hope she's okay, Michi.

Character Name: Mary Kingsley
League: British
Played By: Haibane
Age: About 28-30 (Physically) 51 (Actually)
Height: 5' 5''
Weight: Medium build... though 'padded', 'blousy' and 'buxom' are things she gets called by men who resent her success in a man's world.
Character Biography: The thing you notice at once about Mary is her eyes. They pierce right through you. They seem to penetrate into you and see you from the inside. Her expression is sharp, shrewd and intense though her body language is somewhat lazy and introspective. If you choose not to engage with her in conversation but espied her from afar she would seem like any other moderately well-off, moderately bored wife of a society gentleman. Discourse with her however, reveals a mind of diamond sharpness and a wit of equally dangerous edge. Mary has travelled over much of the British Empire and her outlook is not that of one who would see all black Africans attending Christian chapels. Brought up as any other well-to-do Victorian child with nannies, kindergartens and perambulations in the park, for some reason Mary at a very early age, chose to be heard as well as seen. The death of her botanist-explorer father at the age of fifteen (her mother died in childbirth) led Mary to take up the reins of her father's failed career and equipped from a not inconsiderable financial legacy she headed off to deepest darkest Africa to both explore and learn.

Mary travelled far and wide over much of black Africa, west to east to south. She served as a doctor at the Siege of Ladysmith in the First Boer War and recovering miraculously from Typhoid fever brought on by infection in the military hospital there went on to travel through Kenya, Egypt, Iran, Persia and Afghanistan, making a personal pilgrimage to see the Dali Lama in the Himalayan foothills of Nepal.

She has authored three books "Travels in Africa", "The Culture of the Negro" and "My Walks With the Dali-Lama". The first treatise completed her father's unfinished work and has become the standard botanists and entymologist's 'bible' to African species of flora and fauna. Her second book made her many enemies in the church and in the corridors of Whitehall since she proposed that African culture should be left alone and the meddling of missionaries was doing untold harm. It was during the writing of this book that Mary went native. Her third book is a more personal journal of her spiritual discoveries and is essentially a philosophical work.

In Africa Mary 'went native' taking on tribal dress, which for females did not mean very much at all (utterly shocking!) and forsaking the English, German and French missionaries who were there to convert the heathen to Gods True Faith. Mary preferred to see the Africans in their own culture, including polygamy, and to this end studied and was initiated into the practices of a witchdoctor. While she rejected human sacrifice she espoused many of their shamanistic practices and it is said that her recovery from Typhoid was due to a protective ritual. Mary is 51 yet all who meet her for the first time would place her at no more than 30 years of age, another puzzling facet of her background which may also be attributable to tribal magic.
Personality: A little cold at first "Oh, not another boring man who'll tell me my place is in the kitchen," she opens up soon enough to those that show her respect. At society events she can be very talkative but is generally reticent about her time in Africa. Mary is fastidious about her appearance and dresses appropriately at all times. In a Zulu corral this might mean just a cluster of strings of beads but in London it means full and proper attire, hatted and corsetted. When travelling abroad she usually resorts to riding garb - pith helmet, blouse, hunter-jacket, jodphurs and boots.
Equipment: Usually a box of "botanical and general research" goodies (which in fact means "witchdoctor bits"), plus her easel and watercolours, she also has her fathers Remington HPSR (high-pressure steam reciprocating) .308 calibre rifle and is handy with an army-issue Webley & Scott Mk.IV Break-Top .455 calibre revolver as well. If all else fails, she's good at shouting.
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« Reply #111 on: January 19, 2010, 07:02:23 AM »
Oh, by the way, Michi, I need to mention. I usually write in the first person, past tense (see any of my game posts for the style). Is that okay here?

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Re: A World of Leagues- A Steampunk Game- Need an Allan Quatermain & Americans!
« Reply #112 on: January 19, 2010, 09:14:40 AM »
Both are fine Haibane. ^^ If that's how you write, then that's how you write. So long as you're not using chatspeak and junk I'm fine with it.

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« Reply #113 on: January 19, 2010, 09:59:55 AM »
My my.. seems the English league is bolstered by a lot of english women's yelling at the men. LOL. Looks to be a promising group.

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Re: A World of Leagues- A Steampunk Game- Need an Allan Quatermain & Americans!
« Reply #114 on: January 19, 2010, 11:27:57 AM »
It seems about even. Two men (Orlando and Oliver) and two women (Mina and Mary)...though both Mina and Mary seem to be more dominate personalities (though I enjoy pushing Orlando around >.>).

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« Reply #115 on: January 19, 2010, 11:36:14 AM »
It seems about even. Two men (Orlando and Oliver) and two women (Mina and Mary)...though both Mina and Mary seem to be more dominate personalities (though I enjoy pushing Orlando around >.>).

Been trying to figure out who Selene would have correspondence with. (Miss Murry sometime in the past I"m sure, I'm thinking Jacob might have mailed Allen YEARS ago about the use of 'special materials' in ballistics).

That is the hard part.. moving from a modern set of mind to the 'correspondence' outlook of the era. I'm sure she's have few (thankfully) encounters with the detestable Mr. Bond, and am curious to see who is his equivalent in the US is. Too early for J Edgar.. (and he's definitely be a 'look down his nose' type)

I do see a sorta rivalry with groups like the Pinkertons...
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« Reply #116 on: January 19, 2010, 01:20:45 PM »
You just like pushing Orlando around cause you like pushing me around. ;)

Let me know when I can post..and link me

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« Reply #117 on: January 19, 2010, 01:28:02 PM »
You just like pushing Orlando around cause you like pushing me around. ;)

Let me know when I can post..and link me

Poor Orlando.. in bed with Mina and getting smacked around for a wake up. :D

Offline Doktor Sleepless

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« Reply #118 on: January 19, 2010, 01:44:22 PM »
I found this image for my character; I'll add a profile later.


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« Reply #119 on: January 19, 2010, 02:00:08 PM »
Sweet..he's even got his 'alignment and calibration' tool in hand.

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« Reply #120 on: January 19, 2010, 03:04:08 PM »
Oh yeah! It also serves to calibrate and realign people! :)

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« Reply #121 on: January 20, 2010, 03:35:05 AM »
Hmmm... If Dok's doing an aviator, I suppose I shouldn't do Amelia - she'd be redundant.  Let me look into which of my hero/ines are from that era (or before).

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Re: A World of Leagues- A Steampunk Game- Need an Allan Quatermain & Americans!
« Reply #122 on: January 20, 2010, 05:20:20 AM »
Okay...I got ushered straight to bed again last night to rest. I'm still rather ill. My voice is nearly completely gone after being on the phones yesterday. I'm sure after today I won't be able to talk at all,  but I need the money.

You just like pushing Orlando around cause you like pushing me around. ;)

Lies! All lies! >.>

Been trying to figure out who Selene would have correspondence with. (Miss Murry sometime in the past I"m sure, I'm thinking Jacob might have mailed Allen YEARS ago about the use of 'special materials' in ballistics).

Just remember, how long ago was Selene actually Jacob? Allen would be the oldest (pushing probably 110 around 1912). Think they would of probably of known your character as Selene when they visited Arkham a few years earlier. Maybe just known each other in passing. She probably wouldn't of got along with Mina too well since they are both dominate women. Allen maybe acting as a buffer between the two of them to keep verbal and possibly physical violence to a minimum.

I found this image for my character; I'll add a profile later.

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Works for me. Just before you actually post (which you'll be able to soon) to give us at least a character name and some info if you don't have all the profile together.

Hmmm... If Dok's doing an aviator, I suppose I shouldn't do Amelia - she'd be redundant.  Let me look into which of my hero/ines are from that era (or before).

Amelia might still be good since the mind frame of most people is still kind of a 'women can't do that because they are women. Go cook something.'. Which would make her a rather strong woman (like Mina and Selene).

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Re: A World of Leagues- A Steampunk Game- Need an Allan Quatermain & Americans!
« Reply #123 on: January 20, 2010, 05:28:26 AM »
Oh, I will be setting up a section in the profiles for NPCs like Bond and the American Correspondence (I have one picked that probably no one has ever heard of, but he works in my opinion).

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Re: A World of Leagues- A Steampunk Game- Need an Allan Quatermain & Americans!
« Reply #124 on: January 20, 2010, 05:41:29 AM »
American thread up...not my best work...but I'm still light headed. ^^

http://elliquiy.com/forums/index.php?topic=58521.0

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