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Mat's Sand Castles

Post by Mat » Wed Apr 29, 2020 3:46 pm


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Post by Mat » Wed Apr 29, 2020 3:48 pm

🕷 The Quarrelsome Redback 🕸
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Tucker Woodrugh
● 6'4'' ● 250 lbs ● M ● Divergent Earth ●
"You'll answer to me."
"As a teenager, Tucker was imbued with spider-like powers as a result of a botched Monarch Solutions experiment.

What followed was a downhill spiral that emerged from being empowered so early in his life, chief among his misfortune being a lifetime ban from all NCAA competetions that struck a devastating blow to the aspiring All-American. Not soon after, his mother, a former prostitute, committed suicide over her feelings of guilt.

This prompted Woodrugh to enlist in order to either learn discipline or to focus his anger. However, the trauma his ego had suffered only led to his dishonorable discharge after his second tour in Iraq. He then bounced between unemployment and menial work until Surgath's invasion of Earth that saw a large portion of Earth's population die.

Woodrugh saw this critical defeat as the system failing him for the last time and took to heavy-handed vigilantism citing that 'Good guys always die in the end.'

As Redback, a brutal agent of change with an unapologetic code, Woodrugh managed to slowly take over the larger Downtown Millennium area and carve out a substantial chunk of The Murk. Redback's territory is built with resources confiscated from organized criminals and is considered to be a completely rehabilitated area virtually devoid of crime or law."

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Woodrugh's irreversibly mutated physiology grants Redback superior physical traits and abilities related to the Australian Black Widow. These powers made him the nigh-indomitable, superhumanly strong and fast predator that he is today. Able to leap over multiple stories or swing unloaded train cars around with his bare hands and equipped with internally synthesized venom.

Redback's entire physiology is adapted to the rigors of movement under high-g, rendering him immune to G-LOC. He also cannot get knocked out due to spinal and cranial insulation in the form of a in a thin, impact-absorbing gelatinous layer.

Alongside his cross-specturm physical enhancement, Tucker also seems to be equipped to survive extremely hostile enviroments including exposure to lethal levels of radiation. These suspicious, almost cockroach-like traits might actually stem from the authors of the experiment that granted Tucker his powers: Monarch Solutions.

It is highly likely that Monarch was experimenting with the means to create a society that could survive the fallout of another global cataclysm. For example, his altered metabolism allows him to sustain himself on an otherwise unhealthy or even harmful diet.

Unlike his predecessors Redback has no moral qualms about using these powers against his enemies without restraint.


Woodrugh's entire body is designed for survival.

He has novel vital functions to make immunize against contaminants through specialized lymphocites and nodes. His lymphatic system can internally secrete counteragents against a wide catalogue of antigens. Atropine to defend against nerve gas, and amyl to overcome blood agents like cyanide, dimercaprol and chloramine release from his sweat glands to counteract blistering agents such as mustard gas.

His very cell nuclei float in a solution of iodized salt to deflect gamma rays and other radiation. Tucker is also immune to conventional chemical weapons, spontaneously generating nictitating membranes over his eyes highly absorptive cilia to coat his trache, which filter and neutralize harmful particles such as smoke.

Together, this combination is so effective that she could survive completely unharmed in an irradiated zone of nuclear fallout.

Woodrugh's body synthesizes its own spider venom called Σ-Latrodotoxin. It is not a venom that exists in the wild. Σ-Latrodotoxin is created in unnatural glands in his arms and legs that store harmful bodily chemicals and other agents. Generally speaking, the composition of Σ-Latrodotoxin is identical to a cocktail of performance impairing compounds generated through strenuous activity and leads to muscle paralysis.

This is partially why Redback never gets tired as he instead 'transfers' his fatigue onto others. Also of note are the polymorphic properties of Σ-Latrodotoxin which allow Redback to alter its composition through mithridatism and dieting to induce a plethora of other symptoms such as uncontrollable vomiting, diziness, fever, spasms, swelling, chemical burns, death, etc.

He also harbors functional silk-weaving glands in his forearms - complete with spinerettes, spigots and minor radial spigots that house both under his wrist and fingertips. However, this apparatus ties into his forementioned diet and lymbic system.

Tucker doesn't generate generic spider-silk, although he is equipped for it. Instead his webbing is the accumulation of biological waste. This source of raw material renders his webbing harmful to touch, inducing similar fatigue as the Σ-Latrodotoxin in a dilluted form.

Spiders possess a comparatively superior sensory apparatus which has manifested in Woodrugh as well. Stronger ocular musculature allows for much sharper visual acuity while slight alterations to the rods and cones of his eyes allow him to see UV light as well as a little bit further down the IR spectrum. His flicker-fusion horizon--the speed at which some objects appear as a blur--is superior to other people.

Possibly the most iconic sensory faculty of spiders is their tactile sensitivity. In Redback this expresses itself in superior equilibrium and improved kinesthesia. His olfactory and auditory senses are also superhumanly refined.

Redback possesses elongated canine teeth, retractable talons and long bone spikes hidden in his forearms that secrete his Σ-Latrodotoxin. His short, retractable talons at the tips of his fingers and toes are what he uses to dig into surfaces, enabling him to crawl along them as a spider might. The talons are also razor sharp and, coupled with his great strength, are able to rend materials as durable as cinder block.

Lastly, Woodrugh has a psychic apparatus that allows him to extert his will over Arthropods. There's virtually no limit to what he can make these organisms do under his influence. He also recieves vague sensory feedback from them whose accuracy improves as more insects gather over an object.
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Post by Annasiel » Wed Apr 29, 2020 6:37 pm

poo poo?
I look in the water and fear what I see
I know it's no stranger but I know it's not me
My life is a lie that was uttered in jest
If I can't change at all, let me rest

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I look in the water and fear what I see
I know it's no stranger but I know it's not me
My life is a lie that was uttered in jest
If I can't change at all, let me rest

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TRANSFER FORM #1
CODENAME: "Gaudalupe"
1. GENERAL PROFILE
NAME Isaiah Turner

GENDER M
AGE 32 y/o
HEIGHT / WEIGHT 6'4''/ 195 lbs
ETHNICITY American
DISTINGUISHING FEATURES N/A

EDUCATION Fort Belvoire, VA.
Literate, Numerate, Multilingual
EXPERTISE Intelligence
HUMINT, SIGINT

YEARS OF SERVICE [REDACTED]
DATE OF ENTRY [REDACTED]
DIVISION USACIDC
STATUS ACTIVE
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2. OVERVIEW
Physiological Evaluation: Cleared. / Psychological Evaluation: Cleared.

"Sgt. Isaiah Turner comes highly recommended by General Roberson for employ in the Pax Police Department. Turner graduated from USARS, USASS and USAAS early in his career before being assigned to USAISA. As a member of The Activity, Turner is known to have completed at least SFQC, HALO and LRRP courses and took part in cross-training with SASR and USMC while under USAISA. Most of his deployment history is classified, although he is known to have been deployed in Bolivia and Mexico in the past.

After putting the transfer papers in, Turner then moved to the Military Police Corp to focus on the interpersonal issues within the army. Sgt. Turner has the highest standing number of successful arrests in the USACIDC. However, the fact of the matter is that Turner is getting on in age and has voiced his concerns over 'growing tired of ragheads shooting at his *** from all corners of the sandbox' and appealed for a letter of recommendation in the US law enforcement sector.

As of 1/1/2020, Turner has officially concluded his Police Academy education and is fully eligible for active duty."


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Post by Mat » Wed May 13, 2020 2:04 pm

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● Ollerus Maco ●
the Scourge of Seven Seas
The universe is a cold place.

All it takes is a relatively inconsequential cosmic pebble to wipe the slate clean. That is unless life doesn't beat it to the punch. No, in these utterly inhospitable, aimlessly excitable and cruelly indifferent conditions life is meant to thrive. To defy the odds and experience existence.

Enter Judgements, universal spawns of stellar matriarchs. Sentinels of the heliocentric machination. Entities fundamentally birthed and commissioned to police the development of intelligent life. To see their charge sprout past the bottleneck they are gifted with religious levels of power. Their presence is felt across their domain immutably. Still, they are but one and the threats are many.

And what if a Judgement is not fit to continue their duty, such as in the case of Earth? What then of its precious humans?

And what of humans? Aren't their bodies strangely equipped with webbed fingers and fat to keep them afloat and aren't their newborn children almost amphibious? Almost as if there was something undocumented in their history. What if there is... other life as well? Residing in the underworld. What if in the celestial design of guardianship existed more mechanisms, more subroutines?

What if there are such palatial entities? What if they weren't as magnanimous?

Ollerus Maco is this unbridled archon. He is this insanity. A merman of cataclysmic might singularly devoted to presiding over his watery domain. Faithful to decisive punishment on account of those choked to death in the blue. Land-lubbers, potential stealers.

Such is the meaning of Ollerus Maco, recently anointed Orcus, God of the Dead.
THE DEVOURER BENEATH
Powers & Abilities
The being called Ollerus Maco is a being of unfamiliar and unfathomable origins. He is possessed of human-like physiognomy, though to dare call him such would be a monumental insult. Planetary confluence imparted him with strength from far beyond the mortal realm, possessing enough brawn to contest with the mightiest. The Ocean-render is largely beyond the reach of conventional harm and ill will by sheer physical merit with a mind that is akin to an inviolable fortress.

Should the universe foul him, the capacity to quickly regenerate tissue not lost to him. Though it is more in the vein of 'reversing' or 'undamaging' his body to its pristine state. For his entire existence is largely static, his being captured in a state of perfect condition estranged to the ravages of time.

Of particular note is also his peculiar sensory apparatus, which normally allows him to see deeper along the UV and IR ends of the spectrum. His capacity to hear, taste, smell and feel is similarly augmented and accompanied with superior reflexes. Most importantly is his rudimetary sense of the planet itself. A veritable plantary awareness endows him with knowledge beyond mortal ken.

Landlocked, his abilities do diminish substantially but not entirely. The wings on his ankles are seemingly vestigial, possibly a part of the divine archetype of his making, but he has the power of flight. One characterized by immense maneuverability if not speed.

However, despite all those things his sole most devastating power is the absolute dominion over the waters of Earth and render Maco the one ruler of the entire globe. Though his command over aquatic life knows no equal, his mastery of water is even more impressive. It is massively macrohydrokinetic, capable of controlling water on a scale that can threaten the modern world. It can part oceans with abandon, cause aquefiers to suddenly shift under cities and sink entire islands.

Lastly, he is armed with a godly trident. A golden weapon that is fundamentally tied to his essence and harbors an even greater invulnerability than he, bordering on indestructibility and immunty to theft or removal. It is an ever-sharp weapon of archetype, a symbol of His power, a weapon fit for the Dark Water God.
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Post by Mat » Sat May 16, 2020 12:59 pm

●虎として生まれたウサギ●
🟆 USAGI 🟆
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"I curse thee, irreverent dog! With my dying breath I damn thee!

By my brethren, I curse thee to never see the morn o' thine victory come.

No maiden will bear thy child and no man will ever bow his head to thee.
You will hold no land nor employ any retainers.

In the stead of veneration you will find only mourning.
A legend gelded in its making. Yes, that is my absolute decree...
Your history forever bound to my name. Ha!

That is your destiny, Onigoroshi! One worse than Death itself..."
●銀の縞模様の八月のウサギ●

THE DEATHLESS
● Techniques & Training ●

Nth-level Ninjutsu
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In his time, Usagi Kozō was a notorious warrior whose reputation alone served as a deterrent from physical confrontation. Though this also caused others to look to him with disdain. Thus his social status was lower than that of a commoner and little higher than that of a serf.

His origins and history are poorly documented with reports ranging from being a penitent theif to those that cite his association with Oniwa-ban, or those that name him as one of the sōhei. Some folk stories describe him as having been brought up by 'those cruel monkeys in a valley of poison' and those that talk of his exploits often involve the use of ninpō or onmyōdō.

It can be surmised that Usagi Kozō was not a samurai and perhaps not even a ronin. Though feats of his swordsmanship are well lauded within his mythology. Whoever he may have been in his life, Usagi's last and perhaps greatest moment was immortalized in dated woodblock print. The piece depicts him locked in battle with the demon lord over a torn Mt. Ōe.

There exist some historians, however, who claim that Kozō's lionized image does not reflect his actual persona. As one of his lesser known epithets carried through down the ages is Gohyakusatsu Usagi or 500-Deaths Usagi.

- Mikiri - Sixth Sense of Abandoment
Sources aren't clear on who gave Usagi his name as there are extremely few accounts detailing his youth. However, several folk talkes from his time in which Usagi appears as a secondary character explain that the was derived from his alertness.

Apparently, much like a rabbit, Kozō had extraordinarily acute hearing and possessed animal instincts that alerted him to nearby danger. This would be consistent with his own canon which repeatedly has him outmaneuver impossible odds. This hypothetical ESP might have been the fruit of martial prowess sharpened over the decades. In fact, even today's professional fighters talk about having developed a 'proximity sense' in sparring that elevates their awareness.

On a similar note, Usagi was also extremely spry and intent on living. In the Story of Oba, he is depicted as having supernatural relationship with nature as 'the wild rabbit clad in stripes'. Spiritual énviromentalism was a recurrent theme. This also manifested in the guiding wind that itself often performed in his stories. Its breeze acted as a prescient advisor that blew him towards points of interest.

Perhaps the most extreme credit of this faculty can be found in Usagiyama's prologue where these animal qualities and instincts are brought up as the main driving force behind Usagi's incredible martial art feats. A contrasting picture is also painted in the very same story, wherein his Mikiri allowed him to sneak into the underworld without notice.

- Fuujin Kagura - Dance of the Wind God
In Tales of Hattori, Usagi Kozō is briefly mentioned in a list of rivals Hanzo hands to his liutenant. There he is described as a 'master of the cutting wind, unmatched under the heavens and strong contender even for Fuuma Kotaro'. Usagi has allegedly mastered a sort of dance* or perhaps technique that made him favored by the Wind God. [* - THOUGH IN USAGIYAMA THIS IS ATTRIBUTED TO BEING BORN IN THE YEAR OF THE TIGER.]

Several of his feats include wielding the wind itself as a weapon through manipulation of the chi. Most notably used in his fight with the demon lord of Mt. Ōe and Usagiyama's later passages.

- Niten Ichi-ryū - Two Heavens As One
From historic records and art pieces we can extrapolate that Usagi utilized a form of two-sword combat. This is noteworthy mainly because it would make him one of the first dual wielding swordsmen of the period as the Niten Ichi-ryū was only being conceptualized by Musashi at that time. This unorthodox sword style contributed significantly to his legendary swordsman status and possibly helped him to overpower his deadly adversary.

Usagi is cited by older historians to be a first-class 'ronin' and a match for any of the iconic swordsmen of Japan. Rival to such names as Itō Ittōsai, Miyamoto Musashi, Benkei or Toyotomi Hideyoshi. The Rabbit is said to never have lost a single honorable duel in his lifetime and that he was never second to draw his blades.

Kozō was also seemingly well versed in Taijutsu and Yawara, from which all schools of modern Judo descended, both of which were complimented by his peerless speed and physical prowess.

ONIGOROSHI
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"Usagi Kozō was a man who prefered to live in solitude. His visits to civilization were few and far between with most of his stories occuring in remote and fantastical places.

Because of this, he was equipped to live outdoors indefinitely and had no issues living off the land.

One of his few prized possessions was a unique obi, or belt equipped with a stronger sash to hang weapons from. It came equipped with a toju, which was generally seen with women. A sort of satchel used store and transport items and fit a smaller blade as women couldn't hang swords from their sashes like men."

Personal Swords
- Tomokiri; Friend Slayer
- Kotengu; Little Devil
- Kutoneshirika - The sword seen in Ainu myth cycle.

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