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HAND GRENADE [MANDATORY MEETING]
« on: February 09, 2019, 02:33:20 PM »
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atalyst

//Yes I know it's a day early but guess what all the announcements will be up tomorrow / once I've got at least three replies to this
//trigger warnings for references/talking about violence and death

Good lord, the past couple weeks had been rather eventful, from their diplomatic trip to Flintlock to Jeremy's punishment to Susie's visit to... Had anyone else had such a busy fortnight? Gabe, with Sade's death and his involvement with Flintlock and Jeremy. "Meeting time, I got important shit to say so if you know what's good for you, you'll be there." This wasn't just changing the names of the ranks, this was a big political announcement and if anyone missed it, there could be problems.

They made their way into the casino, but unlike usual they didn't perch on the edge of a billiard table, instead leaned against it with their arms crossed. As usual, the cardboard box containing the bananas and necklaces was stowed under, placed there maybe an hour at most before the meeting.

Spoiler: IF YOU DONT KNOW NOW YOU KNOW && INFO && 02/08/19 • 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
Boss (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
⇥ 02/07/39 ⇥ Reunited with Susie
⇥ 02/05/38 ⇥ Started their revenge on Jeremy
⇥ 02/04/39 ⇥ Kissed Gavril
⇥ 02/04/39 ⇥ Returned from Flintlock
⇥ 01/27/39 ⇥ Visited Flintlock Lodge
⇥ 01/21/39 ⇥ Reunited with their mother
⇥ 01/21/39 ⇥ Fought off Paige's attackers

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

I've been defeated I begged for what I needed
I suffered now I'm ready for war

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Re: HAND GRENADE [MANDATORY MEETING]
« Reply #1 on: February 09, 2019, 02:40:05 PM »
( mentions death )

Things had been going downhill. Things had been bad, with a capital "B". Maybe not for everybody else, but for him in particular. The teenager had the absolute pleasure of having to bury a child and suffer the aftershock of her death. The fact that he was trying to internalize his feelings did not help one bit, and if anything, he was growing unhealthily anti-social and bitter. He no longer felt like the boy he once was.

All of this did not excuse him from attending a meeting, though, especially when it ought to be chock-full of information about their status with Flintlock Lodge. The teenager arrived in the casino promptly, hands shoved into the pockets of his jeans, his gaze avoiding that of everybody else's.
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Re: HAND GRENADE [MANDATORY MEETING]
« Reply #2 on: February 10, 2019, 07:20:34 PM »
hope hadn't been in the badlands very long, not long enough to understand even a fraction of the issues, but she was good at reading people. spending her life on the outside looking in, she got good at it. she understood bad people and good people, she understood the mind games of politics, she understood how messy, how complicated, it could all be.

so she wandered in to her first meeting with attentive eyes, ready to listen and judge and analyze and just... be hope. few people there knew much about her, but plenty would begin to gather in time that the teenager, though young, was plenty astute, and plenty observant. she'd always been good at picking people apart, a skill that had made her less-than popular as a child. no one wanted to hear that they were a neglected attention whore, or that their five minutes of tragedy was enough to turn them into some brooding drama queen. no one liked to hear the things hope said, so in general, no one liked hope.

she wasn't sure why, but as she entered the building, coincidentally right behind gabe, she took a few quick steps to fall in line beside him. ❝hey,❞ she said, offering him a half smile, ❝what's-❞

hope.

h o p e.


she all of the sudden realized that she without a doubt looked like an idiot, trying to make friends like she was normal, like anything about this place was normal. gabe was all broody anyways, and if she wanted a friend, he seemed like the weirdest choice.

so she frowned, shook her head, and crossed her arms. ❝nevermind.❞ she said, and turned and walked to the right, heading away from him and the awkward attempt at what could only be friendly behavior, instead moving to select a seat. great, you definitely don't seem nuts right now, she thought, a little annoyed with herself as she sat down near the back.
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Re: HAND GRENADE [MANDATORY MEETING]
« Reply #3 on: February 11, 2019, 12:09:13 AM »
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Alright, well, looks like they had a small audience. Not as big as they were hoping for, but it would do for now. "I'm sure you're all curious to know about Flintlock, but we'll get to that. First I want to start with the welcomes, as there are quite a few. So many I can hardy keep track, so I'm just gonna do this alphabetically. Starting with Caelan, he said something about churches and fire and fury that makes me think we're kindred souls... in that we probably don't have souls. Kidding. Kinda." Their tone was lighthearted, a teasing smile playing across their lips for an instant.

Sadly, no laughter, just a lone cough from an NPC. "Tough crowd, truly tragic. Then we've got Gavril, he's pretty much a vampire, got the fangs. I guess that's why people call him Bats, though. I should have guessed." Gav winked at them, and they could only imagine that he was remembering how Catalyst found out about his elongated canines. Well great, now they were too. "Shut up, you."

They turned their attention to the next name on their mental checklist, jeez they weren't even halfway through. "Next is Hope, she's the one that had what is possibly the most awkward interaction I've seen this week, and I just went to fugging Flintlock Lodge to negotiate. Next time finish your question, let him have the awkward part." They blinked in surprise when she turned and shouted "what's up, motherfucker" across the casino. "Alright, alright, settle down. I've got the talking stick." They muttered, rolling their eyes.

Okay, considering who was next, perhaps they weren't quite done with the girl yet. "Landon has also joined our ranks, it seems he and Hope know each other. So this should be fun." Let's just hope the two of them wouldn't be like another pair of reunited love birds. "Onto North, now, she might have gotten her foot stuck in a bear trap, but it won't be long before she can kick all of your arses. I'm making sure of that." At the look on Gabe's face, they added, "Oh come now, Gabriel, everyone knows I've been training you for months now."

"Next is Vasco. Much like Landon, over there, he's already familiar with one of us. I don't know what the whole fugging deal is, but I've got one eye on him and one on Paige, so you can imagine I'm having a grand old time with it." Trying to keep the kids in line was proving as challenging as keeping Michael in line. Wasn't that just wonderful. "Finally, we've got Vinny. I think the word to describe him is creative?" His little... "art piece" had been something to turn the stomach and make you look away, but if you too were dark and fucked up, it was sort of fascinating in its execution. For his part, Vinny nodded along, his dogs beside him and a puppy peeking out from his backpack.

"Welcome to the Badlands, kids," Jesus Christ, all of the people that had joined with the exception of Caelan were fugging teenagers, "we all live up to the name, and on some level you'll be expected to at the very least be capable enough to survive a place like this. If you aren't yet, come see me later and we'll fix that. Come see me anyways after the meeting, actually, I've got something for the lot of you. Trust me, you'll want what I've got for you."

It was the mark of a Badlander and a weapon should the need become dire enough, benign enough that it wouldn't be noticed by anyone else as something worth thinking about. "It's a necklace, it shows you're one of us. It's not the only sign Badlanders get, though, we've got bandannas. For those that prove themselves. Yet, in the past two months, I've only given them to the original few individuals that were here when I took over, and I'd very much like that to change soon. If you don't pluck up the initiative to come to me first, I'll be coming to you." This had already begun in the case of Iggy, and pretty soon it would spread to the others as well. "That goes for titles as well, I'd like to get more use out of those. And the ranks. Everything, really. So c'mon, show me what you can do." They had Gabriel and Michael for Officers and Michael and Lake for Enforcers, but with more and more people joining, they would need more than that to keep things running smoothly.

"On to Flintlock. As most of you that have been here more than a week probably know, Gabriel and I paid our friends up north a little visit. For those of you unaware, we've got a rather bloody history with them, most of it their blood, but there's been a truce for a while. An old truce, old enough that in a past meeting I pretty much just said fug that. But, Gabe and I went up there, and we've worked out new terms. There's a fresh neutrality; if one of theirs is in dire shape they can come to us for help, and if one of us is desperate and far from home, we can go to them. Help will be given either way." Maybe they wouldn't get an escort home, but they wouldn't be left to die.

Cat scratched their nose as they continued. "Obviously you can't go attacking them, but if one of you does go and attack them," they paused, their gaze sweeping through the room. They waited for a long moment, staring into each face carefully. "I won't protect you. I'll turn you over to them, and you'll be given a fair trial. If you're guilty, you'll likely have to do community service or jail time, they're a bit more civilized than I am." They paused again, working their jaw back and forth. "You'll get out, you'll come home, and I'll make you fugging wish you were still rotting in that cell. So let's keep things friendly with them, alright?" They paused, waiting a moment, watching for any dissent or unease.

"Good. Now part of the arrangement is that we might sometimes invite each other to little parties and events. With Valentine's Day coming up, I thought we'd do a little something for that and invite them. It'll be fun for all of us, I think, so if you wanna win some brownie points and help out with that let me know." Hey, it didn't all have to be "I'll make you regret ever existing", right? They could be lighthearted and fun, in their own fugged up way.

They drummed their fingers against their leg, then stooped over to pull the cardboard box out from under the billiard table. "Alright, newbies, come over here. Everyone else can clear out or stay, meeting's pretty much over." They set the box on the table and started pulling out necklaces.

Spoiler: OOC SUMMARY & ANNOUNCEMENTS, SPOILED FOR LENGTH • show
— Welcome to Caelan/Peachbones, Gavril/Noccy, Hope/Van, Landon/Peach, North/Vix, Vasco/Britty, and Vinny/Ms. Coffee. Or welcome back to those that have been here before or are already here with different characters.
— I'm wanting to get characters fully initiated into the Badlands and give out some bandannas, so Cat's going to be going around and approaching everyone that they aren't sure of the capabilities of (so most everyone) and try to find out before going from there. Those that come to them first will win some extra points in their eyes, and anyone that wants to have a thread with Cat (open or private) relating to this topic is free to make it and tag me. Or, feel free to message me so we can discuss stuff and plot things out.
— In addition to that I'd very much like to make use of the titles and ranks more. For titles, if there's one you think your character could earn, message me. For ranks, try to be as active in as many open threads as possible.
— Which is actually another thing, I know that time and muse can be restrictive, but something that's been bothering me is that a lot of the time, people tend to post only in threads they made or threads the people they're plotting with made. Which means some threads aren't getting off the ground, and I'm not too happy with that. So please, try to pick it up more.
— We've got a brand new truce with Flintlock Lodge now! The terms include that injured members that find themselves in the other's territory will be helped, neither group will harm the other (and if this does happy, the guilty party will be handed over to the wronged one for trial and punishment. Cat also made a note that any Badlander that disobeys them will have to contend not only with FL, but with them as well) and that they might occasionally have events together.
— So, Cat's throwing a little Valentine's Day Party, and anyone that wants to help me/them with the set up shouldn't be shy. I won't lie, Cat's probably gonna send someone else to FL with the invitations.
— This is retro to the invitation to Hayley and Jackson's wedding, but that'll be happening the week after the Valentine's party.
— New members should go get their necklaces from Catalyst.
— OK THE SURVEY! I didn't quite get as many replies as I was hoping for, but I'll be making follow up threads and surveys soon. Everything that was sent in has been noted and considered, but for right now I'm tired and it's a lot to get into after a 1.1k word meeting that took three hours to write. I will be addressing it and following up with stuff though, mark my words.
— In the meantime I'd very much like it if these two threads could be used a bit more: one and two.
— Tagging all the mains of characters mentioned in this post (excluding those that already posted bc there are so many): @peachbones @Noccy @PEACH @vix @Ms. Coffee @aj. I think that's everyone, sorry if I missed you though.


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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
Boss (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
⇥ 02/07/39 ⇥ Reunited with Susie
⇥ 02/05/38 ⇥ Started their revenge on Jeremy
⇥ 02/04/39 ⇥ Kissed Gavril
⇥ 02/04/39 ⇥ Returned from Flintlock
⇥ 01/27/39 ⇥ Visited Flintlock Lodge
⇥ 01/21/39 ⇥ Reunited with their mother
⇥ 01/21/39 ⇥ Fought off Paige's attackers

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

I've been defeated I begged for what I needed
I suffered now I'm ready for war

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Re: HAND GRENADE [MANDATORY MEETING]
« Reply #4 on: February 11, 2019, 11:41:53 AM »
it started off pretty normally. welcomes, all around; she sat patiently, waiting for her welcome, and when cat got to her she was... called out. fuck. her next instinct was to act on impulse, like teenagers tended to do, and so she tossed her head over her shoulder, searching the crowd to gabe, never one to back down from a challenge. ❝what's up motherfucker?❞ she shouted to him, finishing her question. she was pretty confident he wouldn't have the balls to shout back, as she was, after all, seated across the room, so she turned back to cat, quirking a brow at cat as if to say happy now?

next, landon was called out, and hope's stomach churned. cat mentioned that they knew each other, and while her earlier call out had kept her entirely unaffected, this made her eyes cast downwards. sure, they knew each other. they didn't know much about each other, he didn't know that she was allergic to bees, and she didn't know his favorite color, but they were also teenagers, and with teenagers, knowing one another involved less personal information and more intimacy. she might not know his favorite color, but she knew how it felt when he smiled when he was kissing her, and how his hair smelled like soap. but it didn't matter, those intimate details, because it was over. she and landon were friends, and that was it. she didn't have the time in her life for those sorts of complications, especially considering he'd proven ten times over that he was stupid, and she really didn't have it in her to lose another person. stupid people tended to die.

he told them to come up after the meeting, so she sort of nodded and turned her eyes back to cat, no longer thinking about her brown-haired headache. maybe she needed to move on more beyond words, show landon that some stupid kiss meant nothing. there were plenty of her peers, but not a lot of them were guys, though she suspected she might find a bisexual or two somewhere, maybe makeout with her to prove a point, get landon to leave.

cat talked about the flintlock neutrality, and hope sort of nodded, not entirely... caring. she didn't know the group or any real history with them, all she knew was that it seemed like they wouldn't be giving out a fight, and flintlock wouldn't come looking for one, which she didn't mind. sure, she knew how to fight, but she didn't like it, not since what had happened with andy. it'll make you feel better, her dad had said, but it hadn't. taking a live had only made her feel worse. she was a willing fighter, and a damn good one, but she took no pleasure in harming others.

cat mentioned a valentines party, and concluded the meeting, calling the new members up. so she stood up obligatorily, heading up to the front with her hands stuffed in the pockets of her hoodie. when offered a necklace, hope would take it, and toss it over her head, tucking the stone into her shirt. ❝about the party, uh,❞ she said, glancing up at cat, ❝i can help with, like, whatever you need?❞ and then, as if feeling as though she had to be somehow qualified to offer, ❝growing up, i had an aunt who was obsessed with parties. the real swanky kind, with big dresses and tuxes, but i know plenty about the low key kind if that's what you're going for.❞ her aunt bex had always loved finding any reason to stick hope in some big ballgown she could hardly walk in and having her dance and courtesy and smile, and valentines day had always been a perfect excuse for just that.
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Re: HAND GRENADE [MANDATORY MEETING]
« Reply #5 on: February 11, 2019, 03:01:39 PM »
He looks like the good boy
he's never been.     
Except when they're yours, mi amor
The new joiner was there, of course, among the crowd somewhere. Though Cat would manage to stop him when mentioning his joining, causing them to wink. Of course, what other response did they expect from him? "Shut up, you." He smirked and mouthed the words 'make me'. He knew Cat wouldn't probably answer him.

He listened carefully, as the other newbies were named. Huh, there really was a lot of them wasn't there? A lot of names, none of which he'd exactly commit to memory. Maybe eventually, but not right now. "Welcome to the Badlands, kids," he raised an eyebrow, clearly seeming unamused. Technically he was a kid he supposed, legally he was an adult. Oi. That's what he gets for being nineteen he supposed.

There was a report about Cat and Gabe going to Flintlock, what the terms were and such. There was also mention of a party they were going to have. Oh boy. He just nodded along slowly, looks like he'd get to meet even more people, hm? Maybe he'd manage to help Cat set up for it or whatever. Since they were probably delegating, as Gav knew they did. Plus, brownie points.

Then the meeting was basically over and he had to go see Cat for a necklace apparently. Gav made his way over, glancing over as...Hope (he thinks) talked about the party. Ah shit, was it a sorta formal thing? Welp. He looked back at Cat, necklaces were like tiny weapons right? That would've been helpful earlier.

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Re: HAND GRENADE [MANDATORY MEETING]
« Reply #6 on: February 12, 2019, 08:35:08 PM »
"speech" 'thought' text
tw: mentions alcohol, blood, profanity, themes of violence

It had been a while since the last meeting, and Mike had to admit that he hadn't missed them. The last meeting held had been... a bit painful for his ear (having been promoted to Enforcer, possibly one of the only tasks he was even fit to take). The dark haired soldier furrowed his brows as he listened to Cat speak, honestly, they were not all that interested in the latest joinings. It wasn't that he disliked any of the new members particularly (well, perhaps Vasco, but that cocky bastard wasn't all that likable).

Mike was just feeling a bit sour, there was no particular reason behind his emotion, it just was. The broad shouldered man crossed his arms over his chest as he listened to the words, shooting Gavril an annoyed look as Cat addressed him briefly. He didn't see what Cat saw in the annoying foreigner. Not that he had anything against people from different places, but Gavril was just plain annoying in Mike's eyes.

The man shrugged to himself, his eyes roving over the persons around, in truth, he wished he was anywhere but here. The announcement of the truce between Flintlock and Badlands was interesting, Mike knew that the two groups had bad blood, and the idea of them "getting along" seemed almost laughable, but it wasn't up to him to judge, hell, he didn't want to have to make those choices. The man shifted his weight from one foot to the other, and sighed.

God, would this meeting ever end? The personalized essays that Cat had rattled off for the newcomers had been bad enough, but it was quite annoying to listen to all this trivial information, yadayada, yes, he got it. Fuck up with Flintlock and shit would go down, wasn't that how it usually went? Mike frowned, what was he so impatient about? He honestly didn't know, he just didn't want to be standing here, his face gave little of these thoughts away though as he watched Cat steadily, eyes rarely flickering from the bosses figure.

Finally, finally the meeting was over, ending with Valentines day coming up, and the newcomers to go and get their necklaces. Yep, that was it. He didn't especially want to push his way towards the front where Cat was, but an idea had sprung to his head, and it had decided to latch onto his brain, it didn't seem like a half bad idea either. (Not that he was in any way desiring brownie points from the boss).

"I could bring up a barrel or two of moonshine to the Lodge. I've got some aging at t'e docks." The man offered in regards to the whole "Flintlock and Badlands are all buddy buddy now! Yay!" He didn't have a problem with it, Lodgers were probably a hell of a lot better than most Badlanders were, then again, most Bandladers were a hell of a lot better than he was as a person. He shrugged this thought away. "As for Valentine's day, while the whole holiday started because some dude who married couples against the will of Rome got killed, it's pretty decent. Maybe a dance, or a social of sorts?" He added this suggestion, it was similar to Hope's, and God knew she seemed much more excited about the idea than him.
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Re: HAND GRENADE [MANDATORY MEETING]
« Reply #7 on: February 12, 2019, 10:01:42 PM »
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Hope was the first one to walk up to them, and as she did they held out one of the necklaces for her. To their surprise and pleasure, she asked about the party too. "When is anything I do lowkey?" They asked with a chuckle, despite the fact that she was new and wouldn't know them very well at all. Well, she had the guts to yell "what's up motherfucker" in the middle of a meeting, so maybe she could understand not doing things subtly. "We'll talk about this later, yeah?"

They had indeed caught Gavril's silent little "make me", but they hadn't acknowledged it. Things were bloody transparent enough as it was. Fortunately he didn't say anything aloud when he walked over, they weren't sure how they would deal with that boy's mouth if he decided to open it. After a small internal debate, they held out the necklace for him to take.

Along with the newbies, Michael walked over; they thought it might be about the party, but instead he asked about bringing moonshine to the Lodge. Ugh, disgusting stuff. They'd never understand why anyone liked it. "You're gonna push a boulder up a mountain?" Weird, but maybe Flintlock would see that they actually did mean well. "Sure, go ahead." He did then bring up the Valentine's party, prompting Catalyst to nod. "That's what I was thinking as well."

Spoiler: IF YOU DONT KNOW NOW YOU KNOW && INFO && 02/11/19 • 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
Boss (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
⇥ 02/11/99 ⇥ Got drunk
⇥ 02/07/39 ⇥ Reunited with Susie
⇥ 02/05/38 ⇥ Started their revenge on Jeremy
⇥ 02/04/39 ⇥ Kissed Gavril
⇥ 02/04/39 ⇥ Returned from Flintlock
⇥ 01/27/39 ⇥ Visited Flintlock Lodge

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

I've been defeated I begged for what I needed
I suffered now I'm ready for war

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Re: HAND GRENADE [MANDATORY MEETING]
« Reply #8 on: February 13, 2019, 07:40:08 AM »
cat prompted her with the inquiry about him never doing things low key, and she sort of chuffed at it, the sound halfway between a sigh and a laugh. she stuck her hands in her pockets and glanced at gavril, or bats, or whatever. from her vantage point, she couldn't exactly make out his canines and, while she couldn't in any way know for sure, she could certainly speculate. they were two moderately attractive guys around the same age, and hey, she wasn't one to judge.

❝oh, you're right,❞ she said slowly, nodding and smiling just a bit as she turned on the balls of her feet. nothing low key about you. let me know what you need.❞ she called over her shoulder, though she was already heading for the door, needing to hunt down some sort of dress for whatever this event would be. maybe cat would take a page from the old roman guy who made the law about marriage and illegalize it for a day, inspire everyone to go get hitched. she couldn't say there was anyone she wanted to marry, but maybe she could ordain some weddings.
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