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Checkmate

Checkmate

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The Governments new secret service, The White Chess attempt to stop the criminal organisation Black Chess to free London from their terrible crimes…

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Introduction

GM's: Shané and Rulke

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The Government constructed a new secret service in order to specifically target The Black Chess. The SFSG (Special Forces Support Group) took on the project, but soon the new organisation broke off from them and became some-what independant. Soon after a new criminal organisation arose, imitating the White Chess to create a rather ironic joke. The Black Chess criminal organisation is out of control. No one knows the Black King’s, (who is behind the organisation), real identity; all they know is that he is behind every major crime in London. He consistently manages to evade the police in their desperate attempt to gain information. Each organisation has an interesting hierachy, each agent has a specific job related to the pieces of a chess board. Now the battle of the White and Black side will begin.



Plot:
Rumour has it that the Black Chess has been dealing with the Soviet Union. There is also a double agent "The Jack of Clubs", however the White Chess are still unsure of his true identity. A second Cold War looming, Russia working closely with Black Chess, tension growing in the country and double agents what more could go wrong?



Setting:
In the 21st Centuary, London. Slightly futuristic in the year 2015, though more in the modern era.

White Chess Location:
The HQ of White Chess was built underneath Mornington Crescent Underground. To one side of the station there is a secret door leading to a staircase, the stairs lead to a metal door demanding retina scanner. Once in you find yourself in a building underground, which goes down and down filled with offices, bedrooms, kitchens, armouries and cells. This is White Castle a Soundproof Bunker.
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Black Chess Location:
The HQ of the Black Chess are underneath a new office building located on the remains of Harlequin Shopping Centre. In 2014 the shopping centre was burnt down and the lot of land was bought with apparently questionable money. A new office building is located there now, and beneath it are numerous cells, rooms, offices, chambers, kitchens etc. This is the lair of the Black Chess. They own both the top and the bottom, though they seem to use the underground section more.


Please note that neither side knows where the opposite location is, so please make sure you don't metta-game. If you are a White Chess agent you don't know the location of the Black Chess and vice versa.



Jobs:

The King-
The King is the mastermind behind both organisations deeds. While he has complete power over the group, he does not do much, but plan. In the same way in Chess where the King moves one space at a time, yet is the main focus of the game, the King is the key to both organisations, yet is not the most useful of players in this tough political game.
Please note if you are playing the Black King you will need to be ruthless and also plan out crimes such as murders, kidnapping and thievery. You can also change the places of the people within your Black network e.g. Move Pawns up and put them as Bishops or Knights.

The Queen-
Male or female, the queen is practically the assassin. He /She is the most active and has the most skills at his/ her job. Usually the one sent on the most dangerous missions, the Queen answers to the King only and is his second in command.

The Bishops-
There are two Bishops for each organisation. The Bishops are the crafty ones which remain undercover in order to gain information for their network. The Black Bishops usually organise or plot the criminal activities, though never carry them out. The White Bishops are spies and are undercover and find out information for the White Chess. While Bishops usually do not actually do anything by themselves, they are still trained to be active if need be.

The Knights-
Again there are four knights. These are like your grunt soldiers. They do the dirty work. Capturing, torturing you name it, these guys are behind it. They are the ones that carry out the Bishops plans and usually are more violent, though not as strategic.
If you play a knight you must be willing to torture and capture other people etc. Your character must be tough, especially if you are a Black Knight.

The Pawns-
Pawns are M16 agents that have been promoted. Each one leads a certain area for example: The army, field work, intelligence work, espionage, army, adminstration, Armoury, Training etc. The pawns slots that are not taken will become NPC (Non-playable Character), basically these are characters anyone can control.

The Castles-
These are not jobs/roles for characters, but code names for information and Headquarters. E.g. The Black Castle- The Black Chess’s headquarters/ The White Castle- The White Chess’s headquarters/ Black Castle (Without the prefix “the” in front) – Information on The Black Chess / White Castle (Without the prefix “the” in front) – Information on The White Chess



Places:

The White Chess:
The White King:
The White Queen: Ebony Gaza played by Shané

The White Bishops:
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The White Knights:
1. Christian Jacobs by Rulke
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The White Pawns: (Not NPC)
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The Black Chess:
The Black King:
The Black Queen:

The Black Bishops:
1. Dimitri Tatsuki played by XMatthewxHitomiX
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The Black Knights:
1. Doser Bulard played by Jerico Do'Lantul
2.

The Black Pawns: (Not NPC)
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Other:
Jack of Clubs:
Russian Russian Confidant:



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Age: (Please be reasonable, no 15 year olds etc.)
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Note:
All characters have the possibility of being kidnapped or injury (though not fatal). If you don’t want you character injured, don’t join. Also, if I am not happy with your character I will tell you why so you have a chance to change it. Also I would prefer if people would allow their characters to be killed at some point to make it realistic and then join in as a new character.
I also want this to be quite exciting, so add some spice to the roleplay by adding little twists every now and then e.g. double agents, romance with opposite side etc.
Reservation can also be made, though if you don’t submit a character profile for over two days I will give your part to someone else.

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1. This is a mature roleplay, however I do not want excessive swearing. Be mature.
2. Romance is definitely allowed, even with the opposite side, though please keep it Pg 13+
3. Must be literate. At the very least one large paragraph. On average three or four.
4. Must be active. If you join you must be on at least twice a week, if you have an important role e.g. King/Queen, everyday would be best. If you have to quit you must PM me or Rulke, and if you need to leave for a while please message me or Rulke then as well.
5. To make sure everyone stays together on the posting and certain people do not plunge too far a head, there is a limit to one post before the GM (myself and Rulke). As soon as either I or Rulke post you are free to post again.

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If you are a White piece this is the last place you want to be...

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London

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The Black Castle

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The main Headquarters of the Black Chess.

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Grrr! I think I am having to go...Definately want to work on this though! Sorry about the story line not so worked out, I didn't think too deeply about the politics involved, my bad.

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But yeah, your right there...

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Could we do this another time, really sorry...

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Thanks so much for helping...see ya!

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Black Pawn # 1: A man of many faces. Schitzophrenic, Bipolar... who knows.

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Black Knight - 'It's the hard way, or the harder way.'

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"Being the White Queen isn't easy...but life is about sacrifice"

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Black Knight - 'It's the hard way, or the harder way.'

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Black Pawn # 1: A man of many faces. Schitzophrenic, Bipolar... who knows.

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White Bishop - 'If we are not able to shut down the Black Chess then we have failed and failure is not in my schedule.'

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The Black Queen-"Why light a candle when you can live in the dark?"

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"Being the White Queen isn't easy...but life is about sacrifice"

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White Bishop - 'If we are not able to shut down the Black Chess then we have failed and failure is not in my schedule.'

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"Being the White Queen isn't easy...but life is about sacrifice"

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Requiem Gray

White Knight - "I wear black and white; to signify I'm neither good nor evil. But I serve the side of white."

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Black Bishop; "Me gramps always said that genius is more often found in a cracked pot than in a whole one. I'm proof of that."

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Black Pawn # 1: A man of many faces. Schitzophrenic, Bipolar... who knows.


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Re: [OOC] Checkmate

Shane where are you?

Re: [OOC] Checkmate

Sounds great. I'd totally rejoin but m'not sure if I'm bringing Noel with me. Oh and sorry for disappearing so suddenly, had lots of school stuff to attend to and anyway, hit me up when Checkmate version 2's up! Thanks ^^

Re: [OOC] Checkmate

Stilts plans is to have a more solid plot this time around, to avoid last problem we had. So I'm sure you could join once we redo this. :)

Re: [OOC] Checkmate

This Roleplay is very interesting. :) I would be willing to join if you re-made it. As I understand, you need a black king? I may be able to fill that spot, but I would most likely have to collaborate closely with you and Rulke on the rather free-form plot line... Looks like fun though, Pm me if you need another character!

Re: [OOC] Checkmate

To answer Matt, the idea is to pretty much make it impossible for a Government to stay in power, this is why France was such an unreliable ally before WW2, that country swapped Governments every week or month. No one leader lasted long. So pretty much major acts of terrorism, corrupting MPs and assassinating anyone who disagrees.

Re: [OOC] Checkmate

I like Christian, we never got to anyone finding out whom he may be related to. The plot about new cold war was good, we need also to discuss political climate, I made it all up as I went along, so we had Scotland was Independent now, Britain was beginning to become another super power, since America had gone back into isolationism, Russia was beginning to cause trouble again and the Black Chess plan was to destabilise the country enough so Britain couldn't fight back.

Re: [OOC] Checkmate

I think we do need an insight as to what the Black Chess is up to. It will help me alot with my posts, because I had no idea as to what we were doing...so that's why my posts were always vague in that area.

Re: [OOC] Checkmate

Agreed. Rulke, you can be co-GM.

Swearing rule will be changed, slight cussing aloud, however not excessively.


Okay, I will edit this roleplay intro so I can copy and paste it later into our new rp. Rulke, have you got an idea for a plotline? Also what about the characters? Should they be the same or different?

Re: [OOC] Checkmate

I think we need Jack of Clubs filled and the Russian contact for Black Chess. But yes we need more direction that is absolutely true, something tangible, also we need people to commit, also the swearing rule was bit too draconian. Finally we only begin once we've got everyone, and everyone must post at least twice a week. I'm willing to Co-GM.

Re: [OOC] Checkmate

Okay, Here it is:

We are officially re-starting!.....soonish. After these questions:
One question: Are we having new characters? And do we want a more structured plot? As in I could plan what the Black Chess are up to and then let it go from there.

Also any other suggestions? If you have them, now is definately the best time! Suggestion of plot, places etc. anything, I want to remake this well.

Re: [OOC] Checkmate

I don't mind restarting, I personally don't want this one to end as it is one of the more interesting roleplays I'm in.

Re: [OOC] Checkmate

I like idea, but well could you pm everyone and find out what's going on?

Re: [OOC] Checkmate

Okay, what is happening?

Do we want to give this roleplay up, start again? Can someone let me know? If you don't want to continue just say so rather than letting it just hang...

Re: [OOC] Checkmate

I'm waiting for others to post as well, Elvenoff, Citylights, Jerico or something...

Re: [OOC] Checkmate

I was the last to post, and I was waiting for Christian to post or at least someone else, it's weird for me to post two times in a row.

Re: [OOC] Checkmate

So why everyone stopped posting?

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This is only picture could find of the village and trust me, it's not easy to get in. It's one of the most secure areas in London. I tell you this, as it's postively suicide to even try going in and kill someone. If you want plan to succeed you'll have to use your wits.

Re: [OOC] Checkmate

Kk I'm gonna read over the posts and come up with something.

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I've posted if you wish for post to be longer, just say.

Re: [OOC] Checkmate

Sorry for not posting lately, sometime today post Christian arriving at White Hall.