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SURPRISE MOTHERFUCKER [MEETING & PROMOTIONS 1/6]
« on: January 07, 2019, 01:43:57 AM »
//okay I'm gonna preface this by saying this takes place while Sheogorath is still away at Flintlock, so that the two part threads can be completed before Catalyst addresses that. However, Sheo, feel free to post with Harley here. I've also got a few ooc things to mention, so be sure to read the summary at the end.

Another week had gone by, and they were settling into the role rather comfortably. They thought that the others were gradually becoming used to them too, though they reckoned their little reading of Sheogorath's journal had irked some people. Well, they'd need to buck up, because in due time that'd seem tame. In due time, they couldn't very well go all in all at once, could they?

"Meeting time, folks." They said, making their way into the casino once more. There was no fire this time, though the box that contained the necklaces and bandannas was stowed under one of the billiard tables. They sat down on the edge of said table, tipping back their head and watching as the Badlanders trickled in. "Not gonna be as fun and flashy as last time, I'm afraid." They said casually to the first few to arrive, letting their legs swing freely. "But it'll still be good. You'll like it. Or be salty, I don't know your life."

A few more people entered the casino, they gave a small nod and got started. "Alright, let's start out with our newbies. We've got Creed, you'll know her by all her tattoos and stuff. There's also Harley, not even gonna describe her you're gonna know her when you see her." The latter woman was bright and colorful enough that anyone would see her coming from a mile away, and anyone that didn't for some reason would surely hear her shrill voice. "Come talk to me after I'm done with everything else and I'll give you the necklaces - the necklaces are one of the ways we mark our own." Perhaps on a different day they would have hopped down and passed them out, but no, today was a lazy day.

"There's also the matter of a little girl, Sade. She was caught stealing food, and for the time being she's being held as a worm and doing some chores around camp. Don't pay her too much mind." Cat wanted to make sure they all knew what was going on, but they didn't want anyone to bother her too much.

"No big changes or earth shaking announcements, though I'd like to make a couple of little promotions. Keep in mind I'm gonna fug around with the ranking system at... some point, so stuff will probably get moved around. Until that point, I'd like to promote Michael to War Chief." They did hop off of the billiard table now, sliding the box out from under and withdrawing a striped red and yellow bandanna from it. "Gabriel, I'd also be curious to know if you'd prefer being a Head Hunter or Chamber." Truth be told, they didn't really think the boy was cut out for being a War Chief, though they were hoping he'd be able to take on some responsibility. He'd been working hard of late, and that wasn't going to go unnoticed. They shot a glance at the newbies. "Aight, you two get over here too."

OOC Summary + Announcements
Welcome to Creed/Finny and Harley/Sheogorath! you both were already here but you're still both quite welcome
There's also a new Worm, Sade/Beatles, that was caught stealing food and is doing chores around camp as punishment.
Michael/Aj is promoted to War Chief.
Gabriel/Beatles is promoted to Head Hunter or Chamber (his choice).
Cat is giving the new s/hps their new bandannas and the new members their necklaces.
If you haven't yet seen, we've got a new discord server. Everyone is welcome there, so feel free to drop by.
I'm also in need of some more feedback regarding potential changes to the group in this thread; whether you like an idea or not I'd like to know, and I'll try to flesh some things out soon so that it's not just vague concepts floating around.
I've noticed that there's a bit of a clique happening, where some people are getting more love than others. I want everyone to be included in everything, from chatting to plotting to headcanons to shipping to getting replies in threads. So reach out to someone you haven't plotted with yet, include their character in a drawsquad, just try to branch out a bit more. If things get better, we'll have ourselves a choice awards but if things don't I'll have to do more than a gentle reminder to be inclusive.
Little notice because from mid this week to mid next week my activity might be a bit lower due to some irl stuff I'll have going on. Hopefully it won't be too bad and I'll still be able to do next week's meeting, but just in case here's my notice.
Psh almost forgot to tag the characters mentioned in the meeting: @finny. (not letting me tag her sub) @Harley. @SADE @MICHAEL. @BEATLES (also not letting me tag Gabe's sub)

Spoiler: IF YOU DONT KNOW NOW YOU KNOW && INFO && 01/03/19 • show
GENERAL   welcome to the end of eras, ice has melted back to life
⇥ Given name is Scott Mathew Darrow ⇥ Goes only by Catalyst or Cat
⇥ Assigned male at birth ⇥ Agender ⇥ They/Them pronouns only
Twenty-one ⇥ Born 11/27/17 ⇥ Sagittarius ⇥ Real time aging
Top Dog (leader) of the Badlands ⇥ Ex prisoner of the Badlands
⇥ Ex cultist (Mourningstar) ⇥ Ex member of the Young Rogues

RECENT EVENTS   done my time and served my sentence
⇥ 01/02/39 ⇥ Helped fight off Sheogorath's captors
⇥ 12/31/38 ⇥ Discovered Sheogorath's journal
⇥ 12/30/38 ⇥ Held their first meeting, which can't be summarized briefly
⇥ 12/29/38 ⇥ Confronted Jeremy, their old captor
⇥ 12/27/38 ⇥ Took over as leader of the Badlands

APPEARANCE   dress me up and watch me die
⇥ Catalyst is 6'2" tall; they possess a lean and muscular body, one that has a variety of old scars adorning it. They have two piercings, one in their tongue and the other in the cartilage of their left ear. They typically dress in dark colors (favoring jackets with some sort of writing on the back), and their hair is black. They're not all dark, however, as they have pale blue eyes that peer out from beneath medium-sized eyebrows.

PERSONALITY   if it feels good, tastes good, it must be mine
⇥ Catalyst is ambitious, with the cunning and ruthlessness to reach their goals by any means necessary. They can be brutal when they feel it is needed, however when it's not they won't bother. They tend to be rather aloof and apathetic to most things and people, with some very rare exceptions. Provided those around them don't cross a few specific lines, they're content to leave them be, though they've been known to take an interest in some people, which seldom has a positive end for whoever their interest is in. They can be manipulative, and will often encourage people to make bad decisions. Those that stick by them will be rewarded, but those that do not will be cast out, as they've been outcast for their entire life and have learned to appreciate loyalty wherever they can find it. Even during the most stressful of situations, they usually keep a firm grip on their temper and keep their calm, though when they do snap and lose their temper, it is uncontrollable. They're remarkably observant, often able to deign much from subtle clues in what people say, how they say it and how they act.

RELATIONS   dynasty decapitated, you just might see a ghost tonight
⇥ Molly Darrow x Austin Darrow ⇥ No siblings
Pansexual/PanromanticSingle ⇥ No crushes or maybe crushes
⇥ Not looking but not not looking ⇥ Rarely forms romantic attachment
⇥ Holds most people at arms length and doesn't get close

INTERACTION   i'm taking back the c r o w n
Hard physicallyHard mentally ⇥ Doesn't let their guard down
⇥ Is most comfortable with close ranged-weapons ⇥ Dislikes guns
Brass knuckles ⇥ A variety of knives ⇥ Blunt objects like bats
⇥ Will kill/capture/maim in certain circumstances
⇥ Will leave things be in others ⇥ Will start & finish fights
⇥ No kill/capture/maim without permission
⇥ Peaceful powerplay allowed but they may react negatively
⇥ Dislikes almost any sort of touch unless they initiate or agree to it
YOU GOT ME COMING BACK FOR MORE
I'VE NEVER DONE THAT BEFORE

Re: SURPRISE MOTHERFUCKER [MEETING & PROMOTIONS 1/6]
« Reply #1 on: January 07, 2019, 10:47:23 AM »
You know what? Gabriel was quite relieved that this meeting wouldn't be "as fun and flashy" as the previous meeting. It had been... quite a mess near the end. Hopefully this time around, things would be more calm and smoothly-flowing.

The boy watched with mellow, blue eyes as Catalyst acknowledged the newcomers to the group, as expected, as well as the little girl who had been caught stealing food a few days ago. He, admittedly, took pity on her for falling into the clutches of the Badlands after she had just wanted a morsel, but Catalyst's decision was final. There was simply no arguing with that.

Catalyst had dove straight into promotions, and Gabriel could not help but feel anticipation of the possible choices. Michael had been promoted to War Chief, which was expected. He had practically been Catalyst's bodyguard since day one of their leadership. Next... Well, everyone else was a kid, and who knew how the Top Dog felt about that? Gabriel remembered when he had been pretty much the only adolescent here, and now there were several others among them. It seemed that the Badlands was a magnet for kids, which was truly ironic given that it was pretty much the most dangerous place around.

His breath had nearly caught in his throat when he had heard his own name unexpectedly. Gabe blinked and quickly glanced up at Catalyst, who had directly put him on the spot. Lead Hunter or Chamber? Lead Hunter? Or Chamber? Him? What in the world was Catalyst thinking? No words tumbled from the boy's lips, not yet. A decision had to be made. He was half-tempted to decline the offer, but it hadn't exactly been a "yes or no" question. Would Catalyst punish him like they did Sheogorath? Fear spiking within him, Gabe answered, "... Chamber." What the hell did a Chamber even do? "I'll be a Chamber." Guess he'd have to find out. At least it wasn't Lead Hunter, since he knew next-to-nothing about hunting anyhow.

Catalyst had moved on, and the attention was finally drawn away from him. He released the hold on his breath, and he tried not to make his heavy breathing seem obvious to everyone else. His eyes flickered to the ground as he was entrapped in a d a z e d state of mind, and it was hard to believe what had just happened. He was a high-ranking member now; both he and Michael. Maybe this was good, though. Maybe he would g r o w from this experience, as a man and as a person. Who would he be to jump to conclusions now? Gabe looked back up, pursing his lips, and he gave a curious glance around the crowd to see if Willow was around. They weren't on the best of terms right now, but that was not to say that he didn't still... wonder about her.

[ noted! and thank you! ]
☾*: I MISS THE TASTE OF A SWEETER LIFE
I MISS THE CONVERSATIONS

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Re: SURPRISE MOTHERFUCKER [MEETING & PROMOTIONS 1/6]
« Reply #2 on: January 07, 2019, 04:11:03 PM »
"speech" 'thought' text
tw: mentions alcohol, blood, profanity, themes of violence

Michael had been busy sharpening his knife when the call for a meeting was sounded. Regrettably, Mike had nothing to excuse him from going, and if it was anything like the meeting before, then he was in for a headache. Ah well, there was no escaping the meeting, and so, with rather heavy steps, Michael slipped up to the scene, his arms crossed on his chest as he listened to Catalyst's announcements.

So far, he knew what the boss was talking about, Creed being alive, yep, he had got that, though it was... still a bit hard for him to wrap his head around. He was inwardly pleased that Sade was still around, though only a worm, and he made up his mind to make sure the girl was provided for. He wasn't a big softy, but the girl reminded him of... well Creed. He was surprised when he heard his name, War Chief? What the fuck was that?

His eyes followed to the Bandana, didn't really go with his usual attire, though he supposed... eh, it was Cat's choice. Though he had no clue why the boss would think about promoting him, eh, it was... whatever. He bowed his head slightly, and murmured, "Won't let you down boss." Would he though? It seemed that he had let everyone important in his life down at some point or another.

Well, the good thing was, he wasn't particularly attached to Cat, and while he'd protect his boss to his utmost ability, if Cat died it wouldn't be a loss on par with his family or Creed... though she was still alive, that was still throwing the man for a loop. His hands dove into his hoodie pocket, and he stood there, watching, his eyes on Gabriel as the boy chose his position, interesting lad. If he was ever going to attempt making friends again, he'd count Gabe on his list to befriend.
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Re: SURPRISE MOTHERFUCKER [MEETING & PROMOTIONS 1/6]
« Reply #3 on: January 08, 2019, 09:55:57 PM »
They didn't mind ruling by fear, they really didn't. It was where they were most comfortable, using intimidation to get people to fall in line and harsh punishment to bring those that didn't back in. They sort of knew how to live among their... what, followers? Subjects? Inferiors? It was difficult to find a word that might describe both the cultists of Mourningstar and the Grunts of the Badlands. Whatever; they sort of knew how to live among their followers, but only to an extent. They didn't know how to really connect, only how to exist within the same space with an air of aloofness.

But the truth of the matter was, the brands, the promotions, those were not orders. They were meant to be rewards, once that could be accepted or decline without any backlash. Would Catalyst question the rejection of a promotion? Sure, but they weren't going to pick a battle so needlessly. Sheo's rejection of the brand only became problematic with his reaction and disappearance, the final nail in the coffin being his journal.

"Well come take your bandanna." They said, assuming that Michael had already taken his. They reached into the box and withdrew a striped blue one, then held it out to Gabe. Nope, not gonna move. Too lazy for that shit.

//such a bad ending but I'm distracted and hungry

Spoiler: IF YOU DONT KNOW NOW YOU KNOW && INFO && 01/03/19 • show
GENERAL   welcome to the end of eras, ice has melted back to life
⇥ Given name is Scott Mathew Darrow ⇥ Goes only by Catalyst or Cat
⇥ Assigned male at birth ⇥ Agender ⇥ They/Them pronouns only
Twenty-one ⇥ Born 11/27/17 ⇥ Sagittarius ⇥ Real time aging
Top Dog (leader) of the Badlands ⇥ Ex prisoner of the Badlands
⇥ Ex cultist (Mourningstar) ⇥ Ex member of the Young Rogues

RECENT EVENTS   done my time and served my sentence
⇥ 01/02/39 ⇥ Helped fight off Sheogorath's captors
⇥ 12/31/38 ⇥ Discovered Sheogorath's journal
⇥ 12/30/38 ⇥ Held their first meeting, which can't be summarized briefly
⇥ 12/29/38 ⇥ Confronted Jeremy, their old captor
⇥ 12/27/38 ⇥ Took over as leader of the Badlands

APPEARANCE   dress me up and watch me die
⇥ Catalyst is 6'2" tall; they possess a lean and muscular body, one that has a variety of old scars adorning it. They have two piercings, one in their tongue and the other in the cartilage of their left ear. They typically dress in dark colors (favoring jackets with some sort of writing on the back), and their hair is black. They're not all dark, however, as they have pale blue eyes that peer out from beneath medium-sized eyebrows.

PERSONALITY   if it feels good, tastes good, it must be mine
⇥ Catalyst is ambitious, with the cunning and ruthlessness to reach their goals by any means necessary. They can be brutal when they feel it is needed, however when it's not they won't bother. They tend to be rather aloof and apathetic to most things and people, with some very rare exceptions. Provided those around them don't cross a few specific lines, they're content to leave them be, though they've been known to take an interest in some people, which seldom has a positive end for whoever their interest is in. They can be manipulative, and will often encourage people to make bad decisions. Those that stick by them will be rewarded, but those that do not will be cast out, as they've been outcast for their entire life and have learned to appreciate loyalty wherever they can find it. Even during the most stressful of situations, they usually keep a firm grip on their temper and keep their calm, though when they do snap and lose their temper, it is uncontrollable. They're remarkably observant, often able to deign much from subtle clues in what people say, how they say it and how they act.

RELATIONS   dynasty decapitated, you just might see a ghost tonight
⇥ Molly Darrow x Austin Darrow ⇥ No siblings
Pansexual/PanromanticSingle ⇥ No crushes or maybe crushes
⇥ Not looking but not not looking ⇥ Rarely forms romantic attachment
⇥ Holds most people at arms length and doesn't get close

INTERACTION   i'm taking back the c r o w n
Hard physicallyHard mentally ⇥ Doesn't let their guard down
⇥ Is most comfortable with close ranged-weapons ⇥ Dislikes guns
Brass knuckles ⇥ A variety of knives ⇥ Blunt objects like bats
⇥ Will kill/capture/maim in certain circumstances
⇥ Will leave things be in others ⇥ Will start & finish fights
⇥ No kill/capture/maim without permission
⇥ Peaceful powerplay allowed but they may react negatively
⇥ Dislikes almost any sort of touch unless they initiate or agree to it
YOU GOT ME COMING BACK FOR MORE
I'VE NEVER DONE THAT BEFORE