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Sanguine Caifu

Sanguine Caifu

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Hop aboard the Qi and join her crew on their many adventures out in the wild 'Verse. Open to applications. Based on the Firefly/Serenity universe.

4,138 readers have visited Sanguine Caifu since Sarasham created it.

Copyright: The creator of this roleplay has attributed some or all of its content to the following sources:

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0303461/, http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/firefly_%28tv_series%29, http://firefly.wikia.com/wiki/firefly

Introduction

Sanguine Caifu
A Serenity/Firefly RP


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Sanguine
Adjective
1. Cheerfully optimistic, hopeful, or confident:
2. Bloody


Caifu
Chinese for Wealth
Composed of the characters Cai 财 (Money) and Fu 富 (Riches)


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Able and Ready Ship Hands Required Immediately


Adventerous, bold, and capable hands needed for work on a first-class Blockade runner, the Qi. Employment to begin immediately, with no qualifications of background checks required.

Looking to start your adventures in the mysterious Black? This is an excellent chance for excited newcomers to gain experience working on a ship.

Find Captain Ju in Xhava's Shipyard, where the Qi is undergoing regular tune-ups.

Pay is negotiable based on performance and will be a share of ship’s profits in order to encourage mutual interest in the success of our ventures.
Safety and pay not guaranteed.

富 Fu Ju Min




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  • No talking to yourself. One character per person. Provide and create opportunities for others to join you.
  • Please keep your post formats of a reasonable size. If your post is more picture and fluff than text, you should probably dial it back a bit.
  • Please select a (single) font color for your character and include it in your profile. You can use this however you like in your posts.
  • Try to keep your posts longer than five sentences but less than 700 words. Going longer from time to time is okay, but if you think you need every post to be the size of a high-school essay you need to be...elsewhere.
  • I reserve the right to change, waive, enforce or ignore these rules as I see fit.



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  • Try to wrap up your story in about three months. If your story seems like it’s going to drag on, it’ll either need to be split up or shortened.
  • When you’re the Storyteller, send me a PM before your turn comes up. This PM should contain a brief summary of your episode, the major plot points you’d like to hit and how we should open the episode.
  • If you’re not the Storyteller, please try to work on the rules of Improv, namely the “yes, but” or "yes, and" rule. Instead of saying “no” to something, try to say “yes” then add something. Obviously this doesn’t apply to all things, but bear it in mind when crafting your response.
  • Two-part episodes can be crafted if two players agree to it, just let me know.



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Captain's Interview
Please answer these questions as if Captain Ju was asking them of your character in an interview. This will serve as a writing sample and should be PMed to Sarasham.

  • Why are you onboard the Qi?
  • What are you carrying with you? Everything.
  • What’s your story?
  • What other secrets are you keeping?

Browse All » 12 Settings to roleplay in

Xhava's Shipyard

Xhava's Shipyard by Sarasham

Xhava's Shipyard

The Qi

The Qi by Sarasham

The Qi, a first-class Blockade runner captained by Fu Ju Min. Called the Qi-Gu when Ju is unhappy with it.

Main Deck

Main Deck by Sarasham

The Qi's Main Deck

Upper Deck

Upper Deck by Sarasham

The Qi's upper deck, accessed by an air-lock lift.

Bridge

Bridge by Sarasham

The bridge of the Qi

Captain Ju's cabin

Captain Ju's cabin by Sarasham

Captain Ju's cabin

Lower Deck

Lower Deck by Sarasham

The Qi's lower deck, accessed through a ramp.

Main Deck-Bow

Main Deck-Bow by Sarasham

The Bow area of the Main Deck.

Main Deck-Port

Main Deck-Port by Sarasham

The port side of the main deck.

Main Deck-Starboard

Main Deck-Starboard by Sarasham

The starboard side of the Qi's main deck

Main Deck-Stern

Main Deck-Stern by Sarasham

The stern of the Qi's main deck

The Story So Far... Write a Post » as written by 7 authors

Montgomery set his rifle to the side after cleaning it and started a scan. A few moments later the display flashes as the scan end. He read it out loud manly to himself but loud enough for the captain to hear. "Unknown classified gas in the ventilation. No motion or life signs, great, so death trap, fun. Time to run a bypass of the docking controls, a quick pilots override and I'm in. Though the station is on low power I now have a control of the docks." As he said this he worked the controls. Once done he setup a backdoor into the system just in case and setup a few backup programs should anyone get any ideas. "Captain, course plotted and laid in, docks prepped. Standing by ma'am."

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Character Portrait: Montgomery Character Portrait: Fu Ju Min Character Portrait: Monolith
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"Hold on the docking for a second..." She bit her lip nervously. This was going to be another complication.

She frowned she pulled the report up on her watch. Classified. This wasn’t an Alliance vessel and the Civilian databases had been overwritten years ago. If this gas was coming up as classified then it meant none of her databases had it. This was some serious shit. Her breath sighed out in a terse hiss.

"Any idea what this shit could be Monty?" She grit her teeth. This place was getting more and more suspicious. She opened a communications panel to the mess hall. "Charles. I need you on the Bridge as soon as you’re ready." She wasn’t going to tip her hand to this guy just yet. If this was a deathtrap, she wasn’t sure what he’d do when he got caught in it.

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Charles snapped out of his deep stupor to nod a farewell to the other still in the mess hall before stepping out to hail the elevator to the bridge.

As he waited, he tried to picture the previous use of such a vessel as the Qi, for surely a mere smuggler-captain wouldn't be able to acquire one like this straight off the line. Had she been an atrittion attacker during the War? A blockade runner? Something entirely different?

And yet, it still looked quite pristi-

His thoughts were interrupted by the arrival of the elevator, which he stepped into as soon as the doors opened.

After a quiet ride, he stepped out to be greeted by a stunning view of a station in tatters.

The Tycho-class Stationary Research Platform was always a rudimentary, though efficient design. The Alliance had standardised it for practically any station involved in researching under-the-radar matters. The fact that this one was hidden deep within a nebula marked as "hazardous due to extreme debris" certainly helped the concealment.

Looked like concealment didn't help it any.

"You required me, Captain?"

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Character Portrait: Montgomery Character Portrait: Fu Ju Min Character Portrait: Monolith
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Ju Min watched as the Agent stepped off the elevator. She watched him carefully, noting the weight of his steps and how he held himself on the elevator. It'd been a week now, less time than she'd told him, but Zasha had a good grip on the engines and nothing had gone wrong. Well, until now. Seemed like all the shit had waited on the Station for her. She should have been suspicious when things were going well. Things never went right, the only constant was that something was always going to go wrong.

"Yeah, is there anything else you want to tell me about this station?" Suspicion seeped into her voice, tainting it with a hint of venom. "Because there's a gas in the systems that isn't in any of my databases and you have thirty seconds to explain to me what the hell is going on here."

No signs of life, barely any damage, and now some unknowable gas. This station better pay out in spades at this point. Simple salvage mission, her ass.

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Character Portrait: Montgomery Character Portrait: Fu Ju Min Character Portrait: Monolith
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Charles snapped his attention away from the station to the Captain staring daggers at him.

"This facility is Installation TYCHO-GPCR-054. The GPCR stands for "General-Purpose Clandestine Research"; that means you can expect practically anything within, because the facility was never custom-modified for something such as bioweaponry or robotics. Their research field would depend on what the Alliance demanded, and if an odd gas is floating about, they were most probably tasked with chemical weapons research shortly before shutdown."

He stepped a little closer to the window, crossing his arms.

"First, I'd recommend sending down a simple mining probe for an atmospheric scan. Noting the chemical composition would be a good start. Second, the electrics aboar the station seem to still be functioning in most sectors. The Tycho-class stations are typically equipped with a rudimentary artificial intelligence for handling simplicities from door control to security systems. If it is still operating, it will be a significant nuisance at best and a danger at worst."

Zasha started to clean up, wondering if the scans had been fruitful. She'd eaten so many crepes that it was almost hard to move, but she knew her metabolism would take care of that quickly and she'd be able to crawl around the station with her usual lithe ingenuity.

"Have you noticed any of the supplementary systems acting up recently?" Zasha asked as she started to wash the dishes. "I haven't done a complete examination of all the mechanics on the Qi yet, it's just not possible so soon, but if I need to keep an eye out for something else that doesn't pertain to the main engines I'd like to know in advance."

She paused. It was probably a good idea to check the EVA suit to make sure everything was working correctly, just in case something went wrong on the station, so she started to hurry. Small fingers stacked, cleaned, wiped, and had the kitchen to rights in no time at all.

"Sorry to rush off," she said as she walked quickly out, "but I want to do a few more checks before we go aboard. I'm not sure what to expect from the station, so I want to cover all my bases."

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Ju Min rolled her eyes. Typical Alliance, what else did he expect her to have? Multiple EVA suits, a mining probe, sure, it’d be nice to have a cook too, but there were certain things that a smuggler’s salary did not permit one to keep on board.

"Chuck, this isn’t the Alliance. We don’t have mining probes on standby here." She bit her thumb. It wasn’t going to be worth risking exposing everyone to whatever this gas was. She counted off on her fingers for a moment. She might have just enough. Barely. Kiran, Zasha, Charles, Monty, Herself. She might have just enough of them.

"We’ll use the SCBAs. I have a few kicking around the ship." She wasn’t entirely sure about putting this many resources into a new crew, but she wasn’t going to have a crew if she didn’t.

"I’ll have them ready at the airlock. Monty, dock the Qi, but keep the airlock sealed until we’re all ready to go." She stepped off the Bridge and headed for the elevator.

Zasha went over the suit carefully, checking for even the smallest rip that could mean death to whoever was unlucky enough to be stuck in the black with it.

"Captain, I've checked the EVA suit, is there any other equipment we'll use on board that I should take a gander at?" She sent over the comm, drumming her fingers against her pants. There wasn't much else to do, other than putter around and quadruple check all the things she'd already gone over thoroughly. Of course another check was never wasted, but she did prefer to be useful.

Picking up a stray duffel bag, she examined it as well and decided it was good enough to carry whatever she needed from the other ship, and if necessary, she could simply leave it behind. New supplies were all well and good, but survival was of premiere importance. If she had to, she'd leave it and drag one of her fellow crew members instead off the station--she was stronger than she looked, and most Captains appreciated it when there was no one left behind to die alone in the dark. Unless you were on one of those rough ships were it was everyone for themselves, but she tried to stay away from those. Hopefully the Qi was crewed by people who actually gave a shit about everyone else.

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Charles had retreated to his personal quarters, where he was doing final checks on his gear. Ammunition for the MagSnub, check. Blade, check. Breach-And-Hack tools, check. External air tank, check; the ORION-5 had a small emergency tank built in but Charles was taking no chances: a larger-capacity external would always be more useful.

He had learnt that from Operation Pantheon, all those years ago.

Most important of all the equipment, though, was easily the PDA. It was his map. His voice to the probable AI presence. And most importantly, it was a storage for a certain particularity.

His shit in order, Charles ran through the plan yet again. Get in. Get the device. Get back aboard the Qi. Wait for the ship to move on and get within planet distance. Expunge all witnesses and steal an escape pod.

Dead easy, right?

Right.

Rising, he exited his quarters, heading up to the bridge to watch the docking maneuvers.

View All »Arcs

Arcs are bundles of posts that you can organize on your own. They're useful for telling a story that might span long periods of time or space.

Pilot

Broke, broken down and barely limping into Persephone Fu Ju Min needs to find a crew if she wants to get off the ground again.

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Crew of the Qi

This barely-cohesive bunch of near-strangers are the crew of the Qi. Under the orders of Captain Ju everyone...pretty much just does what they want, honestly.


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Arcs are bundles of posts from any location, allowing you to easily capture sub-plots which might be spread out across multiple locations.

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Add Setting » 12 Settings for your players to play in

Settings are the backdrop for the characters in your universe, giving meaning and context to their existence. By creating a number of well-written locations, you can organize your universe into areas and regions.

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Xhava's Shipyard

Xhava's Shipyard by Sarasham

Xhava's Shipyard

The Qi

The Qi by Sarasham

The Qi, a first-class Blockade runner captained by Fu Ju Min. Called the Qi-Gu when Ju is unhappy with it.

Main Deck

Main Deck by Sarasham

The Qi's Main Deck

Upper Deck

Upper Deck by Sarasham

The Qi's upper deck, accessed by an air-lock lift.

Bridge

Bridge by Sarasham

The bridge of the Qi

Captain Ju's cabin

Captain Ju's cabin by Sarasham

Captain Ju's cabin

Lower Deck

Lower Deck by Sarasham

The Qi's lower deck, accessed through a ramp.

Main Deck-Bow

Main Deck-Bow by Sarasham

The Bow area of the Main Deck.

Main Deck-Port

Main Deck-Port by Sarasham

The port side of the main deck.

Main Deck-Starboard

Main Deck-Starboard by Sarasham

The starboard side of the Qi's main deck

Main Deck-Stern

Main Deck-Stern by Sarasham

The stern of the Qi's main deck

Collectibles

By creating Collectibles, you can reward your players with unique items that accentuate their character sheets.


Once an Item has been created, it can be spawned in the IC using /spawn Item Name (case-sensitive, as usual) — this can be followed with /take Item Name to retrieve the item into the current character's inventory.

Mobs

Give your Universe life by adding a Mob, which are auto-replenishing NPCs your players can interact with. Useful for some quick hack-and-slash fun!

Mobs can be automated spawns, like rats and bats, or full-on NPCs complete with conversation menus. Use them to enhance your player experience!

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Events

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Use your INK to craft new artifacts in Sanguine Caifu. Once created, Items cannot be changed, but they can be bought and sold in the marketplace.

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Buy, sell, and even craft your own items in this universe.

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View All » Add Character » 9 Characters to follow in this universe

Character Portrait: Fu Ju Min
Character Portrait: Xhava
Character Portrait: Monolith
Character Portrait: Zasha Venediktov
Character Portrait: Kiran
Character Portrait: Corvin Ross
Character Portrait: Montgomery
Character Portrait: Harry Mason

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Character Portrait: Harry Mason
Harry Mason

"I'm just an entrepreneur of sorts"

Character Portrait: Corvin Ross
Corvin Ross

Steady hands: the key to both patching wounds, and making new ones... from long range

Character Portrait: Kiran
Kiran

"I am far too pretty for this..."

Character Portrait: Zasha Venediktov
Zasha Venediktov

"Call me little again and I will bean you with this wrench."

Character Portrait: Monolith
Monolith

Former Alliance Operative on the run

Character Portrait: Xhava
Xhava

[NPC] Owner of Xhava's Shipyard

Character Portrait: Fu Ju Min
Fu Ju Min

Captain of the Qi.

Trending

Character Portrait: Zasha Venediktov
Zasha Venediktov

"Call me little again and I will bean you with this wrench."

Character Portrait: Monolith
Monolith

Former Alliance Operative on the run

Character Portrait: Corvin Ross
Corvin Ross

Steady hands: the key to both patching wounds, and making new ones... from long range

Character Portrait: Xhava
Xhava

[NPC] Owner of Xhava's Shipyard

Character Portrait: Harry Mason
Harry Mason

"I'm just an entrepreneur of sorts"

Character Portrait: Fu Ju Min
Fu Ju Min

Captain of the Qi.

Character Portrait: Kiran
Kiran

"I am far too pretty for this..."

Most Followed

Character Portrait: Xhava
Xhava

[NPC] Owner of Xhava's Shipyard

Character Portrait: Corvin Ross
Corvin Ross

Steady hands: the key to both patching wounds, and making new ones... from long range

Character Portrait: Kiran
Kiran

"I am far too pretty for this..."

Character Portrait: Fu Ju Min
Fu Ju Min

Captain of the Qi.

Character Portrait: Zasha Venediktov
Zasha Venediktov

"Call me little again and I will bean you with this wrench."

Character Portrait: Harry Mason
Harry Mason

"I'm just an entrepreneur of sorts"

Character Portrait: Monolith
Monolith

Former Alliance Operative on the run


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Xhava's Shipyard

Xhava's Shipyard by Sarasham

Xhava's Shipyard

The Qi

The Qi by Sarasham

The Qi, a first-class Blockade runner captained by Fu Ju Min. Called the Qi-Gu when Ju is unhappy with it.

Main Deck

Main Deck by Sarasham

The Qi's Main Deck

Upper Deck

Upper Deck by Sarasham

The Qi's upper deck, accessed by an air-lock lift.

Bridge

Bridge by Sarasham

The bridge of the Qi

Captain Ju's cabin

Captain Ju's cabin by Sarasham

Captain Ju's cabin

Lower Deck

Lower Deck by Sarasham

The Qi's lower deck, accessed through a ramp.

Main Deck-Bow

Main Deck-Bow by Sarasham

The Bow area of the Main Deck.

Main Deck-Port

Main Deck-Port by Sarasham

The port side of the main deck.

Main Deck-Starboard

Main Deck-Starboard by Sarasham

The starboard side of the Qi's main deck

Main Deck-Stern

Main Deck-Stern by Sarasham

The stern of the Qi's main deck

The Qi

The Qi, a first-class Blockade runner captained by Fu Ju Min. Called the Qi-Gu when Ju is unhappy with it.

Upper Deck

The Qi's upper deck, accessed by an air-lock lift.

Lower Deck

The Qi's lower deck, accessed through a ramp.

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I'm definitely still interested. I'm posting slower these days due to work and life stuff, but I'm still kicking around here :D

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Holy fuuuuuuck.

I'm sorry guys, I have been away for a heinous amount of time. >__< This being an adult shit is NOT all it's cracked up to be and grad school choices are WAY harder than I want them to be.

Plus, the longer I'm away the more I get into an anxiety-spiral about not having posted, and then I don't even want to log in, and then I have nothing to post, then I feel guilty about having nothing to post and then I just want to hide under my bed and never do anything ever again.

If any of you are still interested in this, I think I've picked apart the majority of my writer's block and I have plans to move forwards, so let me know if you're still interested here.

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Sorry it took me so long, my new job is really sucking my time and energy, but I finally got a post up! :D

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Yeah, probably. I'm going to be away this weekend (Brownie camp!) but when I'm back I was going to post and get us moving again.

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Should I post? I didn't want to overpost but it's been a bit between other peeps posting, so...?

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Sorry about the short post but between my two jobs and gearing up to move. Been tired and real busy, will try and get a better post out soon.

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No worries Wendy, I'm pretty wrapped up with Grad school applications, which will also be done (I hope!) in March.

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Sounds awesome :D

I hope I'll be able to get a post up after you time skip, but my internet is going to be a bit spotty for the next week or two, or gone altogether because I'm moving and no idea what the internet situation will be like when I get to my destination. So I'm still very interested in this RP, I just gotta get the internet to make it work! And hopefully things will get back to normal in March, although I'll be back in CST.

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Hello friends!

So, I figure we'll close out this episode pretty soon, once everyone either goes to bed and/or decides to stay up all night suspiciously browsing space-reddit.

After that, to keep the plot going I'd like to time-skip to the day before we hit the station. That way, if you want to have any conversations with people or the like there's still some time to do that before we start getting into the action.

Cause if it took us 5 pages to get through one day, I'd rather not be 50 pages in before we see any combat...

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Yessssss. Gooooood. : D

PM me if you want we can work on plot stuff and/or figure out how we can open it and transition from this arc (which I am thiiiiis close to calling "all Aboard the friend-ship") to the station.

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Well, I've been working on a Monolith/Charles arc, and all I can mention right now:

The station he wants to go to is not what it seems.

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Hello guys, nice to meet everyone. Sorry my posts aren't frequent at the moment, different time zones are a balls :)

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Heeeeeyy, who loves backstory exposition by way of uncomfortable character fights? I sure do!

Also, we should probably discuss the episodes coming up, since the Pilot is going well so far but I don't want it going on forever.

So, who has any ideas for episodes? I figure we can send out ideas and see if any of them stick.

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No worries dude. I messed up when I made the RP's first/default location. We'll all figure it out in time,

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Aaaand I just screwed up the location on my post. *Facepalm*

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Yeah, and it doesn't look like you can change the location either... >__<

If it helps, all the posts are listed under "Posting" regardless of location. That's how I see everyone's posts, and from there I can put myself in any location. That's my cheat, but I'm not picky.

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The location problems are real.

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No worries, I'm gonna make a big post and get everyone on the ship since we're all ready to go. I'll link the ship's layout and give a description of the ship.

And then you can all meet Kiran.

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I just had Zasha go on the ship, but if that doesn't work with what the captain is doing next I can retcon that, nbd. And there's already characters who are working on the engines so I didn't want to step on anyone's toes as engineer, so is there any division of duty there? Or should my character just be the main person responsible and the others will chip in as needed or if she's elsewhere for some reason?

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SadLittleKing wrote:Made my character. He's definitely going to stray a bit for the usual medic archetype. Sarasham, I'm hoping to be able to get the interview pm'ed to you some point tomorrow.

Derp, I just saw this, sorry about that. ^^;;

I really need to subscribe to this thread...