plot
The world has been thrown into turmoil. Two alien invasions in as many years resulted in thousands of casualties, with both only narrowly beaten back, and dangerous advanced technology falling into unscrupulous hands. Magneto's defeat by the Sentinels drove mutant supremacists to increasingly desperate and savage lengths. Rumors grew of uncanny monsters stalking the shadows and taking the unwary. But, through it all, humanity placed its faith in S.H.I.E.L.D.

And then S.H.I.E.L.D. fell.

wanted
We are looking for Melinda May, Jemma Simmons, T'Challa, Karl Mordo, Hank McCoy, Lucas Bishop, Dr. Doom, X-Men, Inhumans,

credits

Profile
Personal Photo

No Photo

Options
Custom Title
Administrator
Personal Info
Location: No Information
Born: No Information
Website: No Information
Interests
No Information
Other Information
alias: No Information
bio: No Information
plotter: No Information
Statistics
Joined: 20-February 14
Status: (Offline)
Last Seen: Today at 11:54 am
Local Time: Sep 21 2017, 01:27 PM
193 posts (0.1 per day)
( 2.10% of total forum posts )
Contact Information
AIM No Information
Yahoo No Information
GTalk No Information
MSN No Information
SKYPE No Information
Message: Click here
Email: Click Here
Signature
View Signature

Iatu

Admin

Topics
Posts
Comments
Friends
My Content
Jul 2 2017, 03:31 PM
[dohtml]<center><div style="width: 400px; padding: 10px; background: url('http://i58.tinypic.com/2eptykx.jpg');"><img src="http://i42.tinypic.com/2cihhkk.jpg" /><div style="width: 390px; background-color: #000000; font-size: 12px; text-transform: uppercase; color: #ffffff; text-align: center; margin-top: 5px; padding: 0px 5px; line-height: 100%; font-weight: bold italic;">

Trish Tilby, reporting live from the White House
</div><div style="width: 390px; background-color: #000000; color: #bbbbbb; text-align: justify; padding: 5px; margin-top: 5px; font-size: 11px; line-height: 100%;">
<p>This is Trish Tilby for Action News, coming to you from the White House where, in a moment greeted across the country with joy and relief, President Ellis today signed the Superhuman Registration Act. With the passage of this historic legislation, America has finally joined the rest of the world in enacting common-sense regulation of the dangerous and destructive powers that have claimed so many innocent lives. It is tragic that it took the massacre of dozens of children in last year's horrifying attack in Connecticut to prompt Congress to take action and stand up to pressure from extremist 'meta rights' and so-called civil liberties special interest groups.</p>

<p>In addition, the Avengers will be placed under federal oversight. The Act also creates the Augmented-Enhanced-Gifted Investigation Service, or AEGIS, a new federal law-enforcement agency tasked with handling registration violators and other superhuman criminals. Join us tonight for an exclusive interview with Henry Gyrich, Operations Director for AEGIS. And now back to our studio …</p>

</div><div style="width: 390px; background-color: #000000; color: #888888; text-align: justify; padding: 5px; margin-top: 5px; font-size: 8px; line-height: 100%;">



</div><div style="width: 390px; background: #000000; font-size: 8px; text-transform: uppercase; color: #888888; text-align: center; margin-top: 3px; padding: 0px 5px 0px 5px;">Template by <a href="http://z10.invisionfree.com/CAUTIONTOTHEWIND/index.php?showuser=58562" style="color: #880000">RUMPLED LACE</a> @ Caution 2.0</div></div></center>[/dohtml]
Jun 27 2017, 10:09 AM
[doHTML]
<style type="text/css">
.ahold {
width: 500px;
margin: 0 auto;
padding: 0 auto;
}
.atitle {
width: 460px;
background: #383838;
color: #DEDBD8;
font-size: 1.3em;
letter-spacing: 4px;
padding: 6px 20px;
text-align: center;
text-transform: uppercase;
}
.asidel {
width: 120px;
background: #383838;
color: #EBE9E7;
padding: 6px 10px 10px 10px;
float: left;
margin-right: 10px;
}
.asidel .title {
color: #778899;
text-align: center;
font-size: 1.2em;
font-weight: bold;
font-style: italic;
letter-spacing: 3px;
text-shadow: 1px 1px 0 #333333;
float: right;
width: 120px;
}
.amain {
padding: 5px;
width: 490px;
text-align: justify;
}
.asubheader {
padding: 5px;
width: 485px;
text-align: right;
font-style: italic;
font-size: 1.2em;
}
.asubsubheader {
padding: 5px;
width: 485px;
text-align: right;
font-style: italic;
}
.aclear {
clear: both;
text-align: center;
background: #383838;
color: #778899;
letter-spacing: 2px;
padding: 4px;
text-shadow: 1px 1px 0 #333333;
text-transform: lowercase;
}
.aclear a:link, .aclear a:visited, .aclear a:active, .aclear a:hover {
color: #778899;
font-weight: normal;
text-decoration: none;
</style>
<div class="ahold">
<div class="atitle"> AEGIS </div>
<div class="asidel">
<div class="title">Overview</div>
A US federal law enforcement agency tasked with handling crimes involving superhumans.
</div>
<div class="amain">
<br>
<div class="asubheader">Description</div>
<p>Created by the Superhuman Registration Act, the Augmented-Enhanced-Gifted Investigation Service (AEGIS) is the US federal law enforcement agency tasked with overseeing registration and handling crimes involving superhumans. They are also responsible for licensing and monitoring the activities of sanctioned superheroes and superhero teams. AEGIS is headed by Director Rosalind Price, Deputy Director for Intelligence Jeffrey Mace, and Deputy Director for Operations Henry Gyrich. </p>
<p>AEGIS was granted most of the US-based facilities, equipment, vehicles, etc. seized from SHIELD when the agency was outlawed in the wake of the Insight revelations. Many former SHIELD personnel also joined the Service, taking advantage of the amnesty offered in exchange for their doing so. They comprise approximately half of AEGIS' personnel, the rest being a mixture of SWORD and individuals recruited or transferred from other agencies. </p>
<p>Though smaller, the Operations section of the Service is usually the most visible, as they're the ones called upon to arrest rogue superhumans or intervene in situations in which one or more need to be subdued. To achieve this end, Operations field agents tend to be heavily armed and armored and may be accompanied by Sentinels and/or superhumans in AEGIS' employ. </p>
<br><br>
</div>
<div class="aclear"> Template by assasymphonie of <a href="">Rpg-Directory</a> </div>
[/doHTML]
Jun 26 2017, 03:56 PM
[doHTML]
<style type="text/css">
.ahold {
width: 500px;
margin: 0 auto;
padding: 0 auto;
}
.atitle {
width: 460px;
background: #383838;
color: #DEDBD8;
font-size: 1.3em;
letter-spacing: 4px;
padding: 6px 20px;
text-align: center;
text-transform: uppercase;
}
.asidel {
width: 120px;
background: #383838;
color: #EBE9E7;
padding: 6px 10px 10px 10px;
float: left;
margin-right: 10px;
}
.asidel .title {
color: #778899;
text-align: center;
font-size: 1.2em;
font-weight: bold;
font-style: italic;
letter-spacing: 3px;
text-shadow: 1px 1px 0 #333333;
float: right;
width: 120px;
}
.amain {
padding: 5px;
width: 490px;
text-align: justify;
}
.asubheader {
padding: 5px;
width: 485px;
text-align: right;
font-style: italic;
font-size: 1.2em;
}
.asubsubheader {
padding: 5px;
width: 485px;
text-align: right;
font-style: italic;
}
.aclear {
clear: both;
text-align: center;
background: #383838;
color: #778899;
letter-spacing: 2px;
padding: 4px;
text-shadow: 1px 1px 0 #333333;
text-transform: lowercase;
}
.aclear a:link, .aclear a:visited, .aclear a:active, .aclear a:hover {
color: #778899;
font-weight: normal;
text-decoration: none;
</style>
<div class="ahold">
<div class="atitle"> SUPERHUMAN REGISTRATION ACT </div>
<div class="asidel">
<div class="title">Overview</div>
A US law passed in 2015 regulating the possession and use of superhuman powers.
</div>
<div class="amain">
<br>
<div class="asubheader">History</div>
<p>Originally written by Senator Robert Kelly, the bill that became the Superhuman Registration Act was taken up by his replacement, Graydon Creed, after Kelly's disappearance and presumed death. Initially Creed was no more able to get the necessary votes in Congress than his predecessor, but that changed with the deaths of dozens of school children at the hands of an explosive mutant. Faced with an onslaught of outraged public opinion amped up by a media blitz, resistance weakened enough for the bill to squeak through, where it was quickly signed by President Ellis on May 18th, 2015. </p>
<p>The Act was immediately controversial in certain quarters, especially among 'meta rights' and civil liberties groups. While most superhumans complied, a few refused to do so, with some protesting violently and drawing an armed AEGIS response. This sufficed to suppress the open anti-Act agitation, though it is suspected that strong opposition remains and may well break out again given sufficient provocation.</p>
<div class="asubheader">Provisions</div>
<p>
  • All American citizens possessing superhuman powers must register their identities and the nature of those powers with the government. Minors shall be registered by their parent or guardian.
  • Superpowered non-citizens resident in the country must likewise register, and those entering the country for any reason must declare them. (As most other countries already have registration regimes in place, in the case of the latter the information is usually included on the passport).
  • Registered powers may not be used except as expressly authorized by the Augmented-Enhanced-Gifted Investigation Service (AEGIS).
  • Use of unregistered powers, or unauthorized use of registered powers, is punishable by fines, imprisonment, and/or removal of said powers (via the Cure or other means, as appropriate).
  • Superhuman teams shall submit to AEGIS oversight or disband.
</p>
<p>
<br><br>
</div>
<div class="aclear"> Template by assasymphonie of <a href="">Rpg-Directory</a> </div>
[/doHTML]
May 13 2017, 07:25 PM
[doHTML]
<style type="text/css">
.ahold {
width: 500px;
margin: 0 auto;
padding: 0 auto;
}
.atitle {
width: 460px;
background: #383838;
color: #DEDBD8;
font-size: 1.3em;
letter-spacing: 4px;
padding: 6px 20px;
text-align: center;
text-transform: uppercase;
}
.asidel {
width: 120px;
background: #383838;
color: #EBE9E7;
padding: 6px 10px 10px 10px;
float: left;
margin-right: 10px;
}
.asidel .title {
color: #778899;
text-align: center;
font-size: 1.2em;
font-weight: bold;
font-style: italic;
letter-spacing: 3px;
text-shadow: 1px 1px 0 #333333;
float: right;
width: 120px;
}
.amain {
padding: 5px;
width: 490px;
text-align: justify;
}
.asubheader {
padding: 5px;
width: 485px;
text-align: right;
font-style: italic;
font-size: 1.2em;
}
.asubsubheader {
padding: 5px;
width: 485px;
text-align: right;
font-style: italic;
}
.aclear {
clear: both;
text-align: center;
background: #383838;
color: #778899;
letter-spacing: 2px;
padding: 4px;
text-shadow: 1px 1px 0 #333333;
text-transform: lowercase;
}
.aclear a:link, .aclear a:visited, .aclear a:active, .aclear a:hover {
color: #778899;
font-weight: normal;
text-decoration: none;
</style>
<div class="ahold">
<div class="atitle"> HOMO MERMANII </div>
<div class="asidel">
<div class="title">Overview</div>
Close cousins of homo sapiens, the homo mermanii are an aquatic people living beneath the surface of Earth's oceans.
</div>
<div class="amain">
<br>
<div class="asubheader">History</div>
<p>Nothing is known of the origins of the mer-people, neither whether their divergence from their air-breathing surface cousins was due to natural evolution or genetic manipulation, nor when it occurred. There is no surviving mention of them prior to approximately 10,000 years ago, but they are a reclusive species living in an environment that his harshly inhospitable to other intelligent species, so they may have existed hundreds of thousands or even millions of years in the past.</p>
<p>With no access to fire, the technological development of the homo mermani remained at a Stone Age level until 8,000 years ago, when a tribe led by Prince Kamuu happened upon the city of Atlantis and decided to settle there. Once the capital of an ancient surface civilization, Atlantis had sunk in the North Atlantic during the Great Cataclysm some 12,000 years before, but its builders had been highly advanced in both science and sorcery and it remained largely intact. That included many of the crystal libraries, which the mer-people were gradually able to translate and adapt the information therein to their environment.</p>

<p>Even before they mastered vehicles and more exotic energy armament, the ability to magically forge steel weapons and armor gave Kamuu and his descendants a major edge over tribes equipped with little more than stone axes and shark-hide shields. Kamuu also acquired the Trident of Neptune, a powerful magical artifact which Atlantean lore holds was given to the Kings of Atlantis by the Sea God as a sign of favor to his children. Over the succeeding millennia, the Kingdom of Atlantis expanded slowly but steadily, absorbing – or conquering when necessary – bordering tribes and adding their lands to its own.</p>

<p>500 years after settling in Atlantis, the New Atlanteans discovered references to her Pacific sister city, Lemuria, likewise sunk during the Cataclysm. Under the command of the then-King's youngest son, a band of them traveled there and settled, claiming it for the crown. For several millennia after that Lemuria remained part of the Atlantean Empire, ruled by younger sons and other cadet branches of the royal family. That came to an end 800 years ago, when Lemurian King at the time, Naga, discovered the Serpent Crown. Mind and spirit corrupted by the powerful artifact, Naga turned against Atlantis, declaring Lemuria independent and himself Emperor. Militarily extended at the time and having recently lost the Trident during a badly-run battle with a barbarian horde, the Atlantean Emperor of the time was unable to reclaim his lost colony. </p>

<p>His lifespan extended by the artifact, Naga’s reign lasted most of 8 centuries, during which time the Crown gradually mutated the unfortunate Lemurians, causing their skins to manifest a reptilian scaliness. Those close to the throne became even more snake-like, their skin also turning green, and in cases such as Naga's their legs fusing together and extending to become a tail.</p>

<p>By the early 20th Century, increasing surfacer interest in marine exploration began to lead to encounters between them and the mer-people. Most notable was that of Leonard McKenzie and Princess Fen of Atlantis, which led to the birth of Namor McKenzie, a hybrid able to breathe in both environments. In the 1940s, even as Namor briefly joined a Captain America in the fight against Hydra, a second hybrid, Llyra, was born to Rhonda Morris, a surface woman who escaped Naga's slave harem pregnant with his child. </p>

<p>Obtaining the long-lost Trident in the mid-1960s, Namor became monarch of Atlantis, and a few years later Llyra wrested both the Serpent Crown and the throne of Lemuria from her father. Seeking to rule both kingdoms, she seduced her fellow hybrid and even bore him a son, but her plan came to nothing when he abandoned her for an arranged marriage with an Atlantean noblewoman. Enraged, Llyra had his wife assassinated, but the resulting war ended with her own defeat and execution and the rogue colony back under Atlantis' control. Namor also took and raised their infant son, Llyron, eventually installing him as the new King of Lemuria.</p>

<p>Though a few barbarian hordes remain and occasionally skirmish on the borders, peace now largely reigns beneath the waves and Namor has recently turned more of his attention to events in the surface world. Few things can threaten his empire, but the proliferation of superhumans, advances in technology, and alien invasions are all causes for concern.</p>

<div class="asubheader">Biology</div>
<p>Homo mermanii appear outwardly human, save for pointed ears and skin that ranges between individuals from a pale robin’s egg to a deep royal blue. They also have pairs of gills at the base of their throats near the clavicles, enabling them to extract oxygen from water. Unlike their surface cousins, there is a valve at the top of the trachea which prevents them from inhaling water into their lungs through the mouth or nose, but this has the unfortunate effect of rendering them unable to breathe outside of water. A very few have mastered a biofeedback discipline which allows them to consciously relax the valve, but most needing to travel on the surface will either use a potion which does so or carry specialized breathing gear. They also have a much greater need for hydration than surface dwellers, suffering greatly from heat and aridity, and diuretics such as alcohol and caffeine are toxic to them.</p>
<p>Physiologically, homo mermanii are far more durable than surface humans. They are able to endure the vast pressures found in the depths of the ocean as well as the changes in pressure experienced when moving from one depth to another. While warm-blooded, they are also able to survive in near-freezing water with only minimal discomfort. They are stronger, able to lift approximately 4 tons on average, and faster than unenhanced Homo sapiens, able to swim at 30mph. They have an average lifespan of 150 years.</p>
<p>Mermanii senses are very acute. They are able to see quite well in dark or murky water and can smell and hear as well underwater as an average human on land.</p>
<p>Homo mermanii are able to communicate telepathically with one another and with other marine creatures within a range of approximately one mile. </p>
<p>
<br><br>
</div>
<div class="aclear"> Template by assasymphonie of <a href="">Rpg-Directory</a> </div>
[/doHTML]
Apr 2 2017, 03:57 PM
So, many normal boards have these contests called Of The Months (hereinafter OTMs) for things like Player of the Month, Relationship of the Month, and so on.

But not L2R, no. We are not, as all here know, normal. So this is the official opening of the one and only L2R OTMs -- Worst Personal Decision.

This applies to actual, in-character decisions only, occurring in posts made in March. Note that these are not trifling poor choices such as socks-with-sandals. These are things that you see a character do that inspire thoughts such as: 'is he on drugs?' 'on what planet would that be a good idea?' 'WTF I can't even' and so forth.

If you feel a decision (made by one of your characters or someone elses') is worthy of this honor, please post a quick description of the poor choice and a link to the post in which it occurs. Nominations will close this Sunday and a Poll will be created to discover the Champion Bonehead for March
Last Visitors


Aug 30 2017, 07:47 PM




Aug 26 2017, 12:02 AM




Jul 31 2017, 01:50 PM



Comments
No comments posted.
Add Comment


skin made by miss texas at caution, cc, & shine