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Jaguars and Thieves - Part 1

Jaguars and Thieves - Part 1

The Kingdom of Mercia, run by felines it is a prospering Kingdom. Except when a coup is orchestrated by a Jaguar and... The King dies.

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Introduction

The Kingdom of Mercia Capital City: Midnight City
A thriving Kingdom where Feline Humanoids are the main type of species though you will run into other species present, such as the foreign Wolf, Bear or Fox. There are more species than that, but of course, in Mercia, the main population consist of mostly Felines so I won't get into that just yet.
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Species/Breed/Race:
The Kingdom of Mercia has many Felines species and they are most often referred to as Breeds, or in some situations, Clans. In these Breeds/Clans, come types as well and it can be confusing for a foreigner.
Anyways there are Lions, Leopards, Jaguars, Tigers, Servals, Cheetahs, Pumas and the most common, Cats. Those are just the most commonly known Breeds, but are more lesser known Breeds as the Fossa who are mostly Pirates, and Bobcats who hide away in their mountain towns.
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Types:
As there are quite a variety of Felines Species, most have more than one sub-species and so are categorized into one of the four seasons to depict the environment from which the came. For example, Tigers from the coldest most Northern part of the Kingdom are called Winter Tigers - the equivalent of Siberian Tigers IRL - while Bengal Tigers are referred to as Summer Tigers.

Ex. of Type Categorization:
Spring:Clouded Leopards, Cats
Summer: African Leopards, Cheetahs, Bengal Tigers
Fall: Pumas, Snow Leopards, Lynxes
Winter: Siberian Tigers, Amur Leopards


Sizes:
Sizes are as varied as there as Breeds. The smallest of the Leopards, cats and Servals range from 4 to 5 feet high. While the most common such as Cats, Pumas, and Leopards tend to be 5 to 6 feet tall but the largest of all the felines are the Winter Tigers, growing anywhere from 7 to 8 feet tall with summer tigers and lions vying for second place.
(Wolves, as the biggest foreign threat range from 5 to 6 feet tall.)
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What has happened: The Kingdom of Mercia was peaceful until the king died, apparently killed by his own son, Korso. The palace is in anarchy as the well know Jaguar Lord comes into power and claims that it was the two oldest Princes who have made a play for the throne. In the end, he kills the supposed betrayer, Prince Korso.
Unknown to the people, it was actually the Jaguar lord who killed the King, and afterwards, killed Prince Korso in order to take the Throne. The Queen, knowing the truth has taken her youngest Cub, Prince Soren and escaped. Meanwhile, Prince Everett is still in shock and separated from his family, runs into a Tradesman. How lucky was he.

So far, the funeral for King Helios is being planned and the Jaguar lord has placed a "kill on sight" order for Prince Everett Thane. No one knows where the Queen and Prince Soren have gone to. (THIS ALL TAKES PLACE IN THE FIRST TWO POSTS.)


Plot Mission: Take back the Throne

Character Roles


The Royal Family
The Royal Family are Winter Tigers, as has their family been from the start of the Kingdom. They are beloved by the people, but recently, the King has been ill for awhile and not to mention, the string of bad rumors about the two oldest Princes. What is going on?

  • The King: Helios Thane _deceased_

  • The Queen: Mina "Minnie" Thane {Played by BlueWind_22}

  • 1st Prince: Korso Thane _deceased_

  • 2nd Prince: Everett "Rhett" Thane {Played by BlueWind_22}

  • 3rd Prince: Soren Thane {Played by BlueWind_22}

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Tradesmen Organization
Throughout the land lies a network of handy felines that will do anything from making your house, delivering a message to assassinating your rival. And maybe even kill those pesky shadow monsters that have begun appearing every now and then. All for a bargain that is.

Their business has no name but the felines who work under this mysterious network have many names. Yet the most recognizable name for them is Tradesman and whatever they are best at is often called their Art. And since their business is all about variety, the missions are grouped into rank types and matched to tradesman with an Art that best fits the mission.


  • Head of Tradesman Organization: Sigga AKA Jinx {NPC}

  • The Tradesman Hired: Allan Kosovo (Clouded Leopard) {Played by William Krypt}

  • The Tradesman Apprentice: Ellen "Nellie" Veld (Cheetah) {Played by William Krypt}

Allies

  • Wolf: TBD / Won't appear until the last few posts

Villains

  • Leader of the Coup: Lord Print Corvus (Jaguar) {Played by BlueWind_22}

  • Wolf Mercenary: TBD (Isn't seen in the RP alot)

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No Godmodding.
Keep all OOC arguements in the OOC forum CIVIL.
Be kind and fair.
No killing other characters without their Creator's consent.
No Mary Sues.
No one liners - But please try to write quality things.
No disappearing - I get it, real life stuff happens, but please notify me if you are gonna be away for awhile or extremely busy.
And while we will be PG-13 for the most part, there will most likely be some Mature themes as well.
Don't bother joining unless you will still be with us 90+ days into the RP.

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Character Portrait: Prince Everett Thane "And why do I have to do this much work? It's not like I'm going to inherit the Throne."
Character Portrait: Nellie Veld "Everybeast has got a part in makin' this world better"
Character Portrait: Queen Mina Thane "I will avenge my King."
Character Portrait: Jana the Lost "I've been cast out by the wolves, threatened by the cats, and shunned by all others. So no, I will not go. It's not like anyone will treat me better somewhere else."
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Character Portrait: Lord Print Corvus "Commoners are pigs that will follow anyone who gives them food and pets, even if it's to the butcher."
Character Portrait: Allan Kosovo "Family, country, trade."

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Kosovo eyed the the Prince coolly, though not with contempt. "My liege, I am first a subject, and then a tradesman. I assure you that my loyalty is unquestioned," the leopard responded, recognizing the need to make that concession. Turning his stance slightly to open himself up to the others, he raised a paw in gesture of the streets that ran outside the alleyway. "Speed is of the essence. There is a streetcar that runs down the middle of the main all the way to Central Station. Naturally, there have been checkpoints set up, but as long as we get off the block before, we should be fine."

Without so much as a pause for clarification, Kosovo turned to pick his way down the alley. Nellie took the chance to return Jana's remark, taking up position behind the Prince to act as a rear guard. "Employer, more like. He's the first cat you'd look for to get yourself out of a sticky spot," Nellie explained, a hint of admiration in her voice. She turned as if to start walking, before halting, as if she had thought of something. Turning back, she asked "Are you goin' to come along? I'm sures we can get His Highness out just fine." She expected the answer to be a polite "no", from which Nellie could transition into a brief note of thanks. After all, who would want to throw themselves into more danger?

At the end of the alleyway, Kosovo stepped into the light of the street, acting as natural as any cat would in the midst of a riot.

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Jana would never know why she said yes. Every ounce of her intelligence had screamed at her to say "no" to Nellie's offer. Besides, what incentive did she had? She'd be risking her life for some snobbish royal who only cared for himself. And yet, she complied.
Perhaps something from her past days in her tribe had remained, some sense of loyalty to the pack. Or maybe she did have a shred of mercy within her. Regardless, her reply was, "Of course I'm coming along. Regardless of whether you or Everett think so, you need my skills."
And so, stunned at her answer, she followed Kosovo out into the street, trying not to flinch from those who gave her hard stares.

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More than a little surprised that Jana wanted to continue to help, Nellie's breath caught as she tried to say something to follow up. Part of her was defensive that the shewolf had thought that Nellie held her abilities in contempt, but the reality was that, well, she kind of did. What did the wolf know about sensitive scenarios like this? And having a canine along wasn't exactly a good way to avoid prolonged gazes of passers by. Whereas Nellie could hide her rather conspicuous way of speaking by merely not doing so, it was something else to hide a wolf's tail. And ears.

Clamping down on those thoughts before they snowballed away, she made her way towards the alley's exit, stopping before she passed the Prince. "C'mon then, your Highness. Our tourn to be save'n you, yeah?" Nellie said with the lightest laugh she could force.

If Kosovo was surprised at Jana joining him in the streets, he didn't show it. Instead, he merely pointed to the electrified wires that were strung down the center of the avenue. Being on the shorter side of the general population, he relied on the movement of the lines to know the trolley was coming. "Next streetcar will be here in two moments. Jump on the back and stay near the doors, we won't be on for long."

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Everett

Prince Everett was for once, glad he had been saved by these fellow felines. He had no response for Mr. Kosovo other then to nod his head, and after pulling the blanket Jana had thrown on him to cover more of his face, he followed the spotted leopard.

He kicked his lips and teeth in a strange way, suggesting hunger and stress. Though other then that, he just pretended to be a tiger with a hunched back, limping about his own business. Just hoped no strange felines would call out about the smell of blood that emanated from the injured tiger.

He was just starting to wonder what the females in their group were conspiring about when they suddenly broke up whatever conversation they were having. Jana passed him quickly and was followed by the Cheetah, who stopped to speak to him. "C'mon then, your Highness. Our tourn to be save'n you, yeah?"

"You're a bad actress," his statement did not suggest it to be a bad thing but - "But thanks for not leaving me back there." With that, he continued his hobbling to keep up with Mr. Kosovo.

"Next streetcar will be here in two moments. Jump on the back and stay near the doors, we won't be on for long."

Everett prepared himself mentally for the pain the jump would incur.

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"Next streetcar will be here in two moments. Jump on the back and stay near the doors, we won't be on for long."
As the streetcar approached, Jana hid in the shadow of a wall. As soon as it began to pass, she nimbly dived and rolled onto the back in one single, fluid motion. She landed softly, and making sure nobody noticed her, pressed up against the wall by the door. She then motioned for the others to follow suit.

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"Next streetcar will be here in two moments. Jump on the back and stay near the doors, we won't be on for long."
As the streetcar approached, Jana hid in the shadow of a wall. As soon as it began to pass, she nimbly dived and rolled onto the back in one single, fluid motion. She landed softly, and making sure nobody noticed her, pressed up against the wall by the door. She then motioned for the others to follow suit.

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Soon after Jana, but not close enough that it would appear the two were affiliated to the casual viewer, Kosovo made less graceful jump onto the moving vehicle. Seemingly unsteady for a moment, the ocelot maintained his paws and soon fell into the press of bodies within the crowded car. He did error in getting too close to the middle where he couldn't see the window, so he added counting the stops to his list of worries.

Nellie, alternating between fluster and flattery at the Prince's comment, had fallen a bit behind while minding her charge. The trolley was starting to get up to speed, and the cheetah had to gird up her dress in one paw so that she could manage the speed needed to catch it. She was pulled on by a smiling stranger, who tried to make a humorous remark about her almost missing the timetable, but Nellie wasn't listening. She was concentrating on seeing where the other's had gotten to.

Jaguars and Thieves - Part 1: Out Of Character (OOC)

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Re: Jaguars and Thieves - Part 1

Yeah, throw her hat in the ring and we'll see how it goes.


Re: Jaguars and Thieves - Part 1

Ok at least you are listening. A foreigner wolf sounds good, I was thinking of someone good at sneaking. Not exactly a ninja, per se, but probably a valuable asset for the good guys. I also thought it would be interesting to play a character in a world where most would be prejudiced against that character. I'm curious about how the good guys will react to her.

Sound good to you?


Re: Jaguars and Thieves - Part 1

Because they are going to be an important character in Part 2 of this RP series. And maybe part 3 if we get that far.

Also I did say that I didn't expect anyone other than myself and William Krypt to join.

If you want to create your own character just throw me a few pitches and we'll see what works...

A few of the Noble families could probably be more involved or we could add another Tradesmen...? Or another foreign wolf besides the two wolf roles...


Re: Jaguars and Thieves - Part 1

What? That's stupid. Why bother making a character if they're barely gonna be seen at all? What's the point?

Also I don't really like the RPs where you ONLY can play those certain characters laid out, and where you can't just make your own. If that's the case for this one, I'm not gonna play, because what's the point of playing a PC who barely even gets any screentime?


Re: Jaguars and Thieves - Part 1

Wow, I wasn't expecting anyone, other than myself and Krypt to join... But don't be put off by it. You did read the rules? We are hoping to go the distance.

And about the good wolf thing, we do have a good wolf role - I just forgot to put it in the roles section. Although I do have to tell you it isn't gonna be seen/played until the end, and we are still debating about some "Top Secret" info about that certain role.

(And I also, since I am still Working on the front page for this RP I have forgotten to mention this is mainly a PG-13 but we may have, on occasion, mature themes.)


Re: Jaguars and Thieves - Part 1

Hey, I've got a question. Can I play as a wolf character who isn't a bad guy? I think that would be more interesting to play than some knight in shining armor (or something similar).


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