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Sunday, July 11th, 2004
10:30 pm
[t3knomanser]
Character Introduction : Rex Godfried
Rex Godfriend stopped at the mouth of the alley to catch his breath. He had been chasing Laurie Trall through the bowels of the lower city for over an hour, and found himself marvelling at her endurance- even if she were naught more than an Atlantean plant, spreading her blue propoganda to the masses.

His ray gun was holstered, as he knew that these spies were most useful taken alive. Even so, his hand itched over it, for it had been so long since he had seen any real action. Things had been quiet and peaceful for months, and there was nothing more that an adventurer hated than peace and quiet.

He looked around the corner and saw Trall slip into a bar. She whispered something to the bouncer, a large security robot, which glanced towards the alley. Rex ducked back before the robot saw him, and licked his lips. Things were definitely about to get interesting.

He stepped out from the alley, and strolled casually towards the door. The mellow orange glow of the robot's eyes tracked every movement, feeding the information to it's computerized mind.

As he approached the door, the robot said, "We're closed."

Rex laughed heartily, as if the robot were joking. "Good one old chap, I'm just stepping in for a drink-"

His response was cut off when a metallic bicep the size of Rex's thigh pushed forward to block him. "I said, you can't go in. We're closed, at least for you."

Rex smiled, licking his lips again. "Unhand me you robotic curr, or I will make your parts suffer so badly your engineer's will feel it." Without waiting for the robot to respond, Rex had his raygun out and blasted the elbow of the robot. On a human bouncer, Rex would have used fisticuffs, but against a half ton of steel, one needed more extreme measures.

"I am on official business bolthead." The robot had recovered, and was attempting to swing its good arm, which was sheathed in a coronoa of electricity, at Rex's midsection, but another blast through it's midsection put a stop to that.

The noise of gunplay had most likely alerted the patrons inside, so the time with subtlety was done with. Keeping his gun out, he charged into the bar, his eyes hoping to spy his prey.

To his surprise, much like the bouncer, most of the patrons were robotic. Internally, he recoiled with disgust- it was one of those "robot bars"... sure, normal humans went there, and there were several in attendance, but he found himself staring at the brushed steel bodies of several dozen robots.

Most of them recoiled from the man with a gun, but one robot and one human female stood, and began walking towards him slowly, hands out, showing that they meant no harm.

"What on earth," said the human, not Laurie Trall to his dismay, "are you at sir?"
Thursday, July 8th, 2004
2:39 pm
[t3knomanser]
Starting Point Post
A storm blew in low across the city of Metropolis. Clouds rolled in,
so dwarfed by the city that the man on the street could see the bases
of the buildings, the high powered executives in the penthouses
couldn't see those beneath them, and everyone inbetween was looking
out the windows into a grey mist with no form or direction.

In the depths of the bowery, the thunder masked a series of gunshots,
but did not hide them completely. Footsteps echoed into the distance,
and a woman lay bleeding.

A news paper heralded the triumph of Tony Grayson, science hero, over
the villanous Druegar, who had been attempting to destroy the city of
Metropolis by using a robot army to burrow beneath the foundations of
key buildings.

Buried deeper in the newspaper was a story about Star Corporation's
150,000 employee layoff, as the last remenant of the human factory
floor was replaced by robots.

Someplace else in the city, a zepplin docks at the top of the
skyscraper, and the German ambassador is aboard. At the base of that
building a monorail comes into the station, and an German immigrant
family is aboard, hoping to make a new life.
2:39 pm
[t3knomanser]
Some major players in the world, to give you a feel.
August LeRenard - LeRenard- The "Fox", prowls the Atlantic, preying on
the slow moving cargo zepplins going to and from Europe. He is the
quintisential Air Pirate- charming, dashing, swashbuckling, and
reuputed to make the sternest of ladies melt with his cajun accent.

His own zepplin, the Bayou Bell, serves as an aircraft carrier for his
fleet of fighters.

LeRenard also has been known to play Robin Hood, taking the proceeds
from his attacks and distrubiting them around the lower city. His
popularity is so great that the "Chronicles of the Fox", a thinly
vieled HomeCinema (television) adventure is one of the most popular
serials.

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Athena and her Myrmidons

Athena, aka Mistress Eliza Carter, was formerly the head of Carter
Assurance, an investment firm that was at the top of the food chain.
Frustrated with life in Metropolis, citing constant inequality, she
liquidated her company and constructed a floating five mile island
moored in the middle of the Atlantic- approximately at the location of
Atlantis according to Ptolmey.

She has since constructed a new model of economy, which she calls
Communalism. Her island has abolished religion, and instead,
instituted "Priestesses of Wisdom", philosopher scientests who both
advance technology as well as provide agnostic spiritual guidance for
the residents of Atlantis.

Her Myrmidon warriors are feared because of the inventions of the
Priestesses of Wisdom- they wear robotic suits that give them superior
strength, make them immune to bullets, as well as give them a fearsome
visage. While her army is small, no nation, save Metropolis, would
willingly incur her wrath.

In Metropolis, the Embassy of Atlantis has been bombed three times,
and while the culprit was apprehended on all three occasions, he
always escaped punishment due to technicalities. Relations between the
two nations are strained, and there are rumors that Atlantian
Communalist subversives have infiltrated the upper echelons of Metropolis.

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Detective Daniel Brigsby-
Det. D. Brigsby is the only member of the Metropolis police department
to have appeared in the major news papers on a nearly daily basis
since his promotion to detective.

Brigsby grew up in the Lower City, and fought his way out tooth and
nail, rising to his current fame because of his dogged determination
and rugged street smarts.

He regularly foils the plots of a variety of Science Villians, and the
infamous Moloch has declared Brigsby his arch nemesis.

Despite his fame and fortune, Brigsby is finding himself in a
difficult position. The denezins of the Lower City do not trust him, a
sell out in their eyes, while the upper crust society views him as a
Lower City vagabond pretending above his station.

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Sarah NiCollins -
Exiled from the United Kingdom for her views, the molotov throwing,
red haired lass from across the pond is a dangerous insurgent in the
carefully regulated society of Metropolis. She has been connected to
several factory bombings, and claims to be responsible for the Robot
Virus of '96, which brought robtosized factories to a screeching halt.

In person, she is known to be of lose morals, and revels in that fact.
Even now, a mistress of disguise, she arrives at fashionable parties
and seduces married gentlmen, taking their virtue and the contents of
their pockets. For her, it is merely sport, but it is a serious
offense to the Mayor, her most recent victim!

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Model 0478

0478 is officially the world's smartest robot. It moves from research
lab to research lab, dispensing sage advice and solving the insoluble.
When danger rears its head, be it in the form of Moloch, NiCollins, or
some other nefarious villian, it's one of the first in line to do
battle, wielding a new invention designed to stop this latest threat
to the fabric of our society. It was the one responsible for finding a
cure for the Robot Virus of '96.
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