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EMPIRE [MEETING/ANNOUNCEMENT]
« on: March 04, 2019, 01:13:04 AM »
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atalyst

//tw for referencing death/violence

Cat had just returned a few hours from a quick trip over to Northstar. It wasn't meant to be anything more, not at first, but when they saw what a ghost town it was, well, they knew it was a sign. Fate wanted them to take it, and who were they to resist Her will? There was hardly anyone in Northstar, and none of the few that were there claimed to be leader, refused to hold authority over their fellow Northerners. It made them weak, ripe for attack. They were sitting ducks, and not only that, they were sitting on top of a trove of eggs. Or rather, much needed supplies. More than enough for the few people there, yet they hoarded it. Well, no more.

"Badlands, get in the casino." Things were rather impromptu, they were well of that. Normally, prior to meetings, they could be seen going into the casino at least once with the box of bandannas and other markers, just to have it safely stowed under the billiard table ahead of time, but this time it wasn't there. They'd stopped by their house, grabbed a handful of necklaces, just in case someone new needed them before venturing out.

They leaned against their normal billiard table, arms crossed over their chest. "So here's the deal. Things have been pretty quiet, pretty chill around here. It was nice, after all the border executions, but I think we need something to spice things up. We haven't really been living up to our name, lately, so it's time to change that."

"Northstar District. I was just there, they're pretty well stocked, and there are only a couple people there. We're gonna go over there and raid, take whatever you want or need, I don't care. Rough up the civilians, just don't kill anyone unless you have to. I've got a bit more in mind."
They smirked, a twisted expression forming on their lips for the barest of second. "Before we go, if anyone that hasn't gotten their necklace yet wants to get it now, you'll be needing it more than ever." They didn't want any Badlanders getting mistaken for a Northerner by another one of their own. "Any questions? If not let's go."

//yo we're doing a temp takeover of ND I explain a bit more in the next thread which is here. this is bad and rushed but bleh

Spoiler: IF YOU DONT KNOW NOW YOU KNOW && INFO && 03/03/19 • 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
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
⇥ 03/03/39 ⇥ Took over Northstar District
⇥ 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

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

Re: EMPIRE [MEETING/ANNOUNCEMENT]
« Reply #1 on: March 05, 2019, 11:46:58 PM »
A meeting? Gabriel could not say that he had been expecting one, but nevertheless, he was in attendance anyhow. Things had been pretty calm on the streets lately, with only a few newcomers but nothing really worthwhile of discussion. A few months ago, the teenager had been pretty hesitant about the new change in leadership, considering the certain "goals" and visions that Catalyst had for the Badlands. However, things had not been as bloody as he thought it would be. There had been violence, no doubt, but no massacres or tortures or anything of the sort ( at least after Sheogorath disappeared ).

The teenager stood, hands shoved into his pockets, head lifted up to see what they had to say. While he had appreciated the slow pace of the group as of late, it seemed that Catalyst had read his mind, and was now planning to "shake things up". They spoke of their plans to raid Northstar District, and Gabriel felt a soft frown tug at the corner of his lips. Shoot, he didn't want to do that. Would he get called out if he slipped away from the others? The boy managed a huff, now feeling quite displeased at this change in plan. It looked like things weren't getting any better.
☾*: I MISS THE TASTE OF A SWEETER LIFE
I MISS THE CONVERSATIONS

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Re: EMPIRE [MEETING/ANNOUNCEMENT]
« Reply #2 on: March 07, 2019, 01:50:10 PM »
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She didn't want to air out her relationship and business with Catalyst out to everyone. As far as they needed to know, they were mother and child and they loved each other. The people of the Badlands didn't need to know how hard it had been, trying to reconnect with them when they... really didn't want to. She knew that they wanted her here, that they wanted her to be part of their life, but it was like they didn't actually want her to know anything about their life or to be involved in it. They refused to talk about the nearly twelve years it had been since they ran away, tried to conceal the violence that had somehow started running through their veins, and attempted to hide their relationship with Gavril.

She knew that it was their business, and it was up to them what they wanted to share. They were an adult, and they clearly hadn't needed her in years, and she wasn't entitled to every piece of their soul. But surely she should be able to get some part, right? Surely she should get some window into their life? Molly didn't want to have to break in, but so far they'd been leaving her no other option. But this... this wasn't like all those other times. They didn't try to have her distracted, or keep her away from the mayhem that would unfold. The most they did to dissuade her presence was not give her an advanced warning about the meeting like they usually did, instead letting her find out with everyone else.

She made her way into the casino and started frowning a bit before halfway through their speech. The frown only got deeper the more they talked, and by the end she was stepping forward. "Scott, no." Their gaze snapped to her, startlingly cold. She held her ground, though. "Don't do this."

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Re: EMPIRE [MEETING/ANNOUNCEMENT]
« Reply #3 on: March 07, 2019, 09:10:34 PM »
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There were a few people they expected to be indifferent, a few to be more or less on board, and a few that they predicted would not like it. Gabe was one of them; he'd seemed to have reverted back to the softer, more pacifistic boy that Catalyst had met when they returned to the Badlands, shedding the more aggressive persona like a jacket that hadn't fit him right. And considering how much the actions of J and Sheogorath had horrified him, it wasn't all that surprising that he didn't look all that happy about the proposed takeover. Whatever, he probably shouldn't be going with on it anyway.

Of course they didn't want Molly to know about their life. They were't proud of it, of the places they'd been, the people they'd fallen in with and the things they had done. They were shameful things, and her presence just made that all the clearer in their mind. It made it clearer that this too, this life they had in the Badlands, with no one driving them to do these things but themself (well, Fate's hand guided their every action, and they could no more fight Her influence than they could alter the tide) it was shameful too. It was evil, it was monstrous, and they didn't care. They didn't care but for what she thought. So they didn't want her to know. They didn't want her to know how twisted they'd become, and they didn't want her to realize that there was no way of untwisting them.

The concealment of their relationship with Gavril wasn't coming from any place of shame, rather, at the time, there was no relationship they had words to describe. Technically that was still true, but denying that there was a relationship there was getting harder and harder with every smile he aimed at them. Eh, they still would, for the most part, even if no one believed it.

Catalyst had hoped that she wouldn't speak up, though they knew, deep down, that she would. She wasn't the type to let these things stand. "No, Ma, you don't. Don't waste your breath protesting, don't get in the way, don't." As they spoke they started walking over to her. She kept her chin held high, even as the height difference between mother and child became quite apparent. "Just stay home."

Spoiler: IF YOU DONT KNOW NOW YOU KNOW && INFO && 03/06/19 • 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
⇥ 03/03/39 ⇥ Took over Northstar District
⇥ 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

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