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I'M TAKING BACK THE CROWN [MEETING]
« on: February 23, 2019, 08:17:59 PM »
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atalyst

//okay so the tea is that I'm really hungry so this is rushed. so short posts are totally fine just get in here before tomorrow aight

It didn't feel like that much time had passed since the last meeting, but it did feel as if there had been quite a few events that had happened. There was a lot to get through, but that was usually the case, wasn't it? "Meeting, everyone in the casino." They said, hurrying in and taking their usual place by the billiard table.

Spoiler: IF YOU DONT KNOW NOW YOU KNOW && INFO && 02/23/19 • 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
⇥ 02/23/39 ⇥ Attended Hayley and Jackson's wedding
⇥ 02/17/39 ⇥ Had a heart to heart with Molly and Gavril
⇥ 02/15/39 ⇥ Visited Michael in Flintlock
⇥ 02/14/39 ⇥ Hosted a Valentine's day party
⇥ 02/11/39 ⇥ Got drunk
⇥ 02/07/39 ⇥ Reunited with Susie
⇥ 02/05/39 ⇥ Started their revenge on Jeremy
⇥ 02/04/39 ⇥ Kissed Gavril
⇥ 02/04/39 ⇥ Returned from Flintlock

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/Panromantic ⇥ Essentially taken ⇥ One Crush
⇥ 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

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Re: I'M TAKING BACK THE CROWN [MEETING]
« Reply #1 on: February 24, 2019, 03:52:58 PM »
GABRIEL GRIFFIN
WHY ARE YOU SO FAR AWAY FROM ME? I NEED HELP AND YOU'RE WAY ACROSS THE SEA.
Gabriel arrived in a glorified track post. He did not know what to expect of this meeting; he knew that Catalyst was aware of his decision to step down from his position as Officer. They were now left with no high-ranking individuals to trust, which admittedly made the teenager feel a smidgen of guilt, but he knew that this was what he wanted.

Hopefully they were understanding, after all.
 
GRUNT OF THE BADLANDS / CLICK FOR BIOGRAPHY
☾*: I MISS THE TASTE OF A SWEETER LIFE
I MISS THE CONVERSATIONS

Re: I'M TAKING BACK THE CROWN [MEETING]
« Reply #2 on: February 24, 2019, 07:37:00 PM »

Although Mord drifted into the casino at the usual pace with his usual aloof expression, he couldn't hide the hint of uncertainty creeping across his features. For once, he wasn't entirely interested in what cat had in store for this meeting. Granted, he was never truly at ease during these sorts of gatherings, but normally he'd make an effort to seem relaxed and attentive. This time, however, he was a bit too tired to really care. With all the social events lately, his patience was running a bit thin, and currently he wanted nothing more than to slink back home and shut out the world for awhile. Even a master liar like him needed a break at some point, and he hoped he would get his soon.

The things other people have put into my head do not fit together nicely.

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Re: I'M TAKING BACK THE CROWN [MEETING]
« Reply #3 on: February 25, 2019, 09:50:33 PM »
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//I tried to get this up last night but between my wifi going down every two seconds and uhh, some me problems it was an impossibility. sorry for the delay

Cat glanced around at the little gathering before them. "So once again we've got a bunch of new faces, though some of them are Worms so I'll start with the Grunts first. There's Ames, who I don't think has seen the ocean before joining. It's alright, you'll get used to it. Gwen, she was brought in as a prisoner but she's got a chance to make it as one of us, so don't let that prejudice you against her." They didn't know the whole story as to how she'd been captured, but no one was immune from being taken by surprise. It had happened to them more times than they cared to admit.

"Next is an old guy named Hosea; he's looking for his husband so if you run into another guy named Dutch point him over here." They paused, trying to decide how to describe the last two joiners. "Finally there's Addy and Lucerne, they joined together and they're... quite the pair." Yeah, they still had no words for the two of them; the whole thing had been... odd. Lucerne's request still left some part of them uncomfortable, remembering Derick's old plans and what he very well may have done after Catalyst left.

They didn't dwell, quickly moving on to the child "joiners". "For our new worms there's Aj, he's also looking for his sister; her name's Nellie. I'm trying to help him find her, which means y'all are too." To say it was a bit of a persona mission for Catalyst to find Nellie while Dutch mattered less... well yeah. Nellie was what, sixteen or so? And they knew her. Not well, but still. "He's a Worm until he pays back the damage he did to Hope's face. Lastly, Cleo: she's a Worm because she broke into my house and stole some food, so she's repaying that back before she can move up." How strange that both the kids that had joined the Badlands were ones they had met while they were still in Mourningstar? Aj didn't know about the cult, but Cleo had been part of it. Having someone here that knew that chapter of their history... it made them uneasy.

They reached into their pocket and took out two blue bandannas. They held one of them up. "You've all probably heard about what Michael did, but for those of you that didn't or are new, here's what happened: one of our Officers was meant to deliver gifts to Flintlock. A symbol of good faith for our neutrality, that peace-y shit. Instead of delivering a gift, he punched one of the kids there. I don't even think he was Gabe's age. He's currently rotting in a cell in Flintlock, I saw him there myself. That's where I got this." Those that had been around for a while would know that the blue bandannas were the mark of an Officer, and those that had been here for a really long time would know what it meant that Cat was holding it now. "So, he's been demoted. He'll be back from Flintlock eventually, and I'll deal with him more when that time comes." A punch and a demotion sounded like a pretty light punishment to Catalyst.

They pocketed the first bandanna and held up the other. "You've probably already guessed what this means, yeah? Well, if you thought or already knew, yeah. Gabriel stepped down, so now we're short of any high positions excluding myself." God, that boy really had timing, didn't he? They weren't mad about it, well, maybe a little frustrated, as the he seemed to be turning his back on all of the progress that he'd made. But it was fine. The Badlands would be fine, Catalyst would be fine, Gabriel's own dumbarse would be fine.

They tucked away Gabe's old bandanna and clapped their hands. "But in lighter news, the Valentine's Day Party went pretty well. Good job again to those that helped with the decorations. Also, there was the wedding over in Flintlock. I haven't gotten any complaints about anyone's behavior from Hayley yet, so I'm pretty pleased about that." They could never be sure if everyone was going to behave, especially with what Mike had done.

They glanced down for a moment, then back up at the crowd. "I'm holding a mandatory training and testing event. Everyone get over there, you'll be glad you did in the end. Oh, and the new Grunts, c'mere." They pulled the cardboard box they'd placed under the billiard table earlier out, then withdrew several necklaces of stone and cord. The basic-most mark of a Badlander.


OOC Summary + Announcements
— Welcome (/back) to our new Grunts: Ames/Noccy, Gwen/Amaya, Hosea/Gregory, Addy/Elysian and Lucerne/Truce, as well as the new Worms: Aj/Vix and Cleo/Aj.
— Michael was demoted for his actions against Brendan in Flintlock. He's currently imprisoned over there, but he'll be back eventually.
— Gabriel stepped down.
— The Valentine's Day Party was a success, but feel free to keep posting as long as you like!
— Since it's only started up a couple days ago and a lot was plotted and planned, I'm just saying that Cat hasn't gotten any reports of anyone misbehaving yet, so for right now they're pretty happy with how everyone was at the Lodge.
— We're having a mandatory testing/training thread so that Cat can figure out everyone's ic capabilities.
— I put up the survey results and a new discussion thread here. There's also a tradition discussion thread here and a new tradition survey here.

Spoiler: IF YOU DONT KNOW NOW YOU KNOW && INFO && 02/24/19 • 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
⇥ 02/23/39 ⇥ Attended Hayley and Jackson's wedding
⇥ 02/17/39 ⇥ Had a heart to heart with Molly and Gavril
⇥ 02/15/39 ⇥ Visited Michael in Flintlock
⇥ 02/14/39 ⇥ Hosted a Valentine's day party
⇥ 02/11/39 ⇥ Got drunk
⇥ 02/07/39 ⇥ Reunited with Susie
⇥ 02/05/39 ⇥ Started their revenge on Jeremy

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/Panromantic ⇥ Essentially taken ⇥ One Crush
⇥ Not looking but it happened ⇥ 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

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Re: I'M TAKING BACK THE CROWN [MEETING]
« Reply #4 on: February 26, 2019, 04:19:14 PM »
Lucerne wandered into the casino, brows furrowed into a seemingly permanent frown as suspicious, aloof eyes searched the room. He hadn't quite familiarized himself in the new territory quite yet, nor could he put names to the faces he could recognize as they began to filter into the room. Sauntering to the farthest corner in the casino, he chose to pull a chair over and take a seat, crossing a leg over his knee as he lounged on the seat comfortably. Though he'd always come across as confident, a part of him felt paranoid in this foreign room around people he did not know. A cool gaze flitted across those in the room through slightly narrowed eyes, putting his guard up very quickly as his heart began to race in his chest.

He couldn't trust groups. Not after what had happened to him countless times in the past. Groups reeked of trouble; groups were supposed to be a threat to him. If it weren't for Addy, Lucerne would not have gone near this place unless he wanted to attempt to sneak in to steal some of their supplies. Instead, he was in forced into the lion's den, surrounded by people who he could not speak to for he was too socially inept and unprepared to share anything with them. As far as Lucerne wanted to believe, this stay would merely be temporary. His chin tipped up with curiosity as the leader of this syndicate began to make their announcements, the tall brunet simply waiting for the group to turn on him in that very moment. After all, he couldn't be sure how they would react to a stranger like him. He couldn't trust them.

Nor was he wasn't here to make friends.

His head turned at the mention of his and Addy's name, frowning over towards the leader who introduced them to the rest of the group. He'd choose to remain silent though, only observing the situation at hand. The meeting eventually drew to a close and Lucerne supposed that he ought to leave quickly enough to avoid any awkward conversation between any new people. After all, the man was renowned for being one of the most difficult people on this earth to try to communicate with. He'd save them the trouble by leaving swiftly. But, that was until the leader - Catalyst, he could remember - called him over. Releasing a sharp breath, Lucerne froze to glance around before he stepped towards the leader, searching their features stoically. That was until Cat withdrew several corded necklaces, to which Lucerne curled his lip towards instinctively. "A parting gift? For me?" He asked, though his words were laced with venom. It was no secret that he wouldn't be here if it weren't for Addy, and so he'd embarrass Addy until the redhead decided it was time to leave out of humiliation... Lucerne was bitter, but he couldn't survive without Addy, admittedly.

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basics.
⫸ wilhelm lucerne nouvel // no known nicknames
⫸ goes by his middle name, lucerne
⫸ male // he/him
⫸ thirty three // ages real time // born fourteenth february
⫸ member of the badlands // formerly a loner
⫸ joined BL - twenty first february
⫸ currently a worm. unofficial medic.

appearance.
faceclaim - benedict cumberbatch
voice claim - benedict cumberbatch
⫸ speaks with a received pronunciation british accent
⫸ 6'2ft // tall and lithe // very little muscle mass
⫸ cold, china blue eyes and disheveled, dark brunet hair
⫸ physical health - 75%
    — current injuries: broken humerus & healing wounds across throat and cheek
⫸ mental health - 87%
    — traumatized after discovering his brother's slaughtered corpse several weeks ago

personality.
⫸ enigmatic and difficult to understand
⫸ astute and intellectual // generally very logical in his way of thinking
⫸ self-absorbed and overly prideful // massive god complex
⫸ lack of empathy and often insincere // evident sociopathic tendencies
⫸ assertive, blunt and arrogant // strong, unwavering opinions
⫸ analytical and perceptive // often good at figuring things out at breakneck speed
⫸ overly motivated and stubborn // it's often his way or the highway
⫸ chronic boredom, often acts out childishly based on this
⫸ fastidious and a known perfectionist
⫸ unpredictable and notably unhinged // makes it difficult to get on with him
⫸ a total narcissist in many ways
⫸ aloof and incredibly socially awkward // very antisocial in general
⫸ a complete drama queen // incredibly theatrical and melodramatic
⫸ breathes sarcasm // snide and often witty with his quips
⫸ silently a very sensitive and introverted soul // worries about what others think
⫸ self-conscious towards how people react towards him // this makes him withdrawn

relationships.
⫸ wilhelm nouvel x annette nouvel // one older brother [deceased]
⫸ aromantic asexual // not interested in any romance
⫸ has taken a liking towards addy douglas
    — sees him as his person
    — doesn't view their relationship as romantic
    — loyalty lies with him entirely

interaction.
storage // plot
⫸ physically: medium // mentally: hard
⫸ owns a pistol but finds the idea of injuring somebody very difficult
⫸ dislikes getting into physical fights as he's not very good at fighting
⫸ would much rather die than kill somebody else
⫸ will be acting out of character as he is still grieving over the loss of his brother
TW. he is an active drug addict // cocaine, heroin and opioids such as morphine
    — some interactions with him may be whilst he is under the influence of said drugs



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Re: I'M TAKING BACK THE CROWN [MEETING]
« Reply #5 on: February 27, 2019, 10:16:15 AM »

addy had showed up to the casino in the middle of cat’s talking. but he supposed he could’ve just not shown up and that would’ve been worse. at least he was late enough that he wasn’t there before cat started speaking, but just early enough to not really miss anything. fashionably late, as he liked to call it. his eyes wandered around the room before they finally landed on lucerne, and he settled for sauntering over to the other man and sliding into an open seat next to him. “love how nobody wants to sit with you,” he whispered to the other as he sat down, but the remark had no real malice in it. they still weren’t on the best of terms, but damn he was still fond of that tall-ass idiot. if nobody wanted to sit by lucerne, then you best be sure addy would be the one to take that empty seat.

”they’re… quite the pair.”
now that was an understatement, but at least the guy liked to call it as he saw it. the redhead could respect that. he turned his gaze around to look at all the other badlanders, and something about the moment made him feel at least slightly at ease. at least they were being welcomed into this group. no insane riot about the two misfits joining the crew. he was honestly surprised, but he’d take what he could get in this day and age.

though, catalyst was saying for the newbies to come over and get-- necklaces? he couldn’t help but roll his eyes as lucerne made that stupid remark. “oh my god, get over yourself and fuckin’ take one,” he muttered to the other as he stood. and if he still wasn’t trying to stay on these people’s good sides, he probably would’ve beat his ass right then and there. instead, he merely swallowed the embarrassment and anger down, approached cat, and took the necklace from him. he placed it over his head and then inspected it, holding it in his hands. huh. he could get used to this.

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