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New York City:

The most populous city in the United States and the center of the New York Metropolitan Area, one of the most populous metropolitan areas in the world. The city is referred to as New York City or the City of New York to distinguish it from the State of New York. A global power city ,New York exerts a significant impact upon commerce, finance, media, art, fashion, research, technology, education, and entertainment. The home of the United Nations Headquarters, New York is an important center for international diplomacy and has been described as the cultural capital of the world. Its comprehensive expansion in the recent future can be attributed to the rise of mutant and meta-human births which were previously unrecorded. Located on one of the world's largest natural harbors, New York City consists of five boroughs, each of which is a state county. The five boroughs—The Bronx, Brooklyn, Manhattan, Queens, and Staten Island—were consolidated into a single city in 1898. It is the most densely populated major city in the United States. With as many as 800 know languages as well as an un-recordable number of mutant and alien languages, it the most linguistically diverse city in the world. The New York City Metropolitan Area's population is the United States' largest with millions of people distributed over 6,720 square miles. New York traces its roots to its 1624 founding as a trading post by colonists of the Dutch Republic and was originally named New Amsterdam. The city and its surroundings came under English control in 1664 and were renamed New York after King Charles II of England granted the lands to his brother, the Duke of York. New York served as the capital of the United States from 1785 until 1790. It has been the country's largest city since 1790. The Statue of Liberty greeted millions of immigrants as they came to America by ship in the late 19th and early 20th centuries and is a globally recognized symbol of the United States and its democracy. Many districts and landmarks in New York City have become well known to its approximately 50 million annual visitors. Times Square, iconified as "The Crossroads of the World", is the brightly illuminated hub of the Broadway theater district, one of the world's busiest pedestrian intersections, and a major center of the world's entertainment industry.The city hosts many world renowned bridges, skyscrapers, and parks. New York City's financial district, anchored by Wall Street in Lower Manhattan, functions as the financial capital of the world and is home to the New York Stock Exchange, the world's largest stock exchange by total market capitalization of its listed companies. Manhattan's real estate market is among the most expensive in the world. Manhattan's Chinatown incorporates the highest concentration of Chinese people in the Western Hemisphere.Providing continuous 24/7 service, the New York City Subway is one of the most extensive rapid transit systems in the world. Numerous colleges and universities are located in New York, including Columbia University, New York University, and Rockefeller University, which are ranked among the top 50 in the world.

The Five Boroughs

Famously New York City is home to the "Five Buroughs" individually known as, Queens, The Bronx, Manhattan, Brooklyn, and Staten Island. Rich in history and tradition they host a plethora of economic, cultural, and social, diversity distinctly identifiable by characteristics exclusively belonging to the citizens of each burough. From the immaculate high rises of the cities skyscrapers in Manhatten, to the most densely populated cooperatively owned housing complex in the United States, Co-Op city, New York City is an illustration of the melting pot that is synonymous with contrasting races, creeds, religions, and now species, that represent the United States.

  • Manhattan:

The most densely populated borough and is home to Central Park and most of the city's skyscrapers. The borough is the financial center of the city and contains the headquarters of many major corporations, the UN, a number of important universities, and many cultural attractions. Manhattan is loosely divided into Lower, Midtown, and Uptown regions. Uptown Manhattan is divided by Central Park into the Upper East Side and the Upper West Side, and above the park is Harlem.

  • The Bronx:

New York City's northernmost borough, the location of Yankee Stadium, home of the New York Yankees, and home to the largest cooperatively owned housing complex in the United States, Co-op City. Except for a small section of Manhattan known as Marble Hill, the Bronx is the only section of the city that is part of the United States mainland. It is home to the Bronx Zoo, the largest metropolitan zoo in the United States which is home to a multitude of exotic animals. The Bronx is the birthplace of rap and hip hop culture.

  • Brooklyn:

Located on the western tip of Long Island, is the city's most populous borough and was an independent city until 1898. Brooklyn is known for its cultural, social and ethnic diversity, an independent art scene, distinct neighborhoods and a distinctive architectural heritage. It is also the only borough outside of Manhattan with a distinct downtown neighborhood. The borough features a long beachfront and Coney Island, established in the 1870s as one of the earliest amusement grounds in the country.

  • Queens:

Geographically the largest borough and the most ethnically diverse county in the United States, and may overtake Brooklyn as the city's most populous borough due to its growth. Historically a collection of small towns and villages founded by the Dutch, today the borough is predominantly residential and middle class. Queens County is the only large county in the United States where the median income among African Americans, approximately $52,000 a year, is higher than that of White Americans as well as the meta, mutant, and super, human population. Queens is the site of Citi Field, the home of the New York Mets, and annually hosts the U.S. Open tennis tournament. Additionally, it is home to two of the three major airports serving the New York metropolitan area, LaGuardia Airport and John F. Kennedy International Airport. (The third is Newark Liberty International Airport in Newark, New Jersey.)

  • Staten Island:

Is the most suburban in character of the five boroughs. Staten Island is connected to Brooklyn by the Verrazano-Narrows Bridge and to Manhattan by way of the free Staten Island Ferry. The Staten Island Ferry is one of the most popular tourist attractions in New York City as it provides unsurpassed views of the Statue of Liberty, Ellis Island, and lower Manhattan. Located in central Staten Island, the Greenbelt has some several miles of walking trails and one of the last undisturbed forests in the city. Designated in 1984 to protect the island's natural lands, the Greenbelt comprises seven city parks.

Performing Arts & Entertainment -

A prominent region in the American entertainment industry, with films, television series, books, and other media being set there. As the second largest center for the film industry in the United States with thousands of workers and by volume, New York is the Worlds leader in independent film production. The Association of Independent Commercial producers is also based in New York City.The city has more than 2,000 arts and cultural organizations and more than 500 art galleries of all sizes. The city government funds the arts with a larger annual budget than the National Endowment for the Arts. Wealthy industrialists in the 19th century built a network of major cultural institutions, such as the famed Carnegie Hall and The Metropolitan Museum of Art, that would become internationally established. The advent of electric lighting led to elaborate theater productions, and in the 1880s New York City theaters on Broadway and along 42nd Street began featuring a new stage form that became known as the Broadway musical. Strongly influenced by the city's immigrants, productions such as those of Harrigan and Hart, George M. Cohan, and others used song in narratives that often reflected themes of hope and ambition. The city's 39 largest theaters are collectively known as "Broadway," after the major thoroughfare that crosses the Times Square theater district. This area is sometimes referred to as The Main Stem, The Great White Way or The Rialto. Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts is home to 12 influential arts organizations, including Jazz at Lincoln Center, Metropolitan Opera, New York City Opera, New York Philharmonic. New York City Ballet, the Vivian Beaumont Theater, the Juilliard School and Alice Tully Hall. Central Park SummerStage presents performances of free plays and music in Central Park.

Places of Interest:

Madison Square Garden:

MSG

Is a multi-purpose indoor arena in midtown Manhattan in New York City, in the U.S. state of New York. Located between Seventh and Eighth Avenues from 31st to 33rd Streets, it is situated atop Pennsylvania Station. Opened in 1968, it is the fourth venue to bear the name, the first two of which were located on Madison Square, with the third Madison Square Garden further uptown at Eighth Avenue and 50th Street. The Garden is used for professional basketball and ice hockey, as well as boxing, concerts, ice shows, circuses, and other forms of sports and entertainment. It resides in close proximity to other Manhattan landmarks, including the Empire State Building, Koreatown, and Macy's at Herald Square. Opened on February 11, 1968, it is now the oldest active major sporting facility in the New York metropolitan area and is the oldest arena in the National Hockey League and the second-oldest arena in the National Basketball Association (after the Oracle Arena in Oakland, California). Madison Square Garden is the third-busiest music arena in the world in terms of ticket sales, behind Manchester Arena and The O2 Arena, both in England. At a total construction cost of approximately $1.1 billion, Madison Square Garden has been ranked as one of the ten most expensive stadium venues ever built. It is part of the Pennsylvania Plaza office and retail complex. Several other operating entities related to the Garden share its name.

Statue of Liberty:

Statue of Liberty

A colossal neoclassical sculpture on Liberty Island in New York Harbor, designed by Frédéric Bartholdi and dedicated on October 28, 1886. The statue, a gift to the United States from the people of France, is of a robed female figure representing Libertas, the Roman goddess of freedom, who bears a torch and a tabula ansata (a tablet evoking the law) upon which is inscribed the date of the American Declaration of Independence, July 4, 1776. A broken chain lies at her feet. The statue is an icon of freedom and of the United States: a welcoming signal to immigrants arriving from abroad. Bartholdi was inspired by French law professor and politician Édouard René de Laboulaye, who commented in 1865 that any monument raised to American independence would properly be a joint project of the French and American peoples. Due to the troubled political situation in France, work on the statue did not commence until the early 1870s. In 1875, Laboulaye proposed that the French finance the statue and the Americans provide the pedestal and the site. Bartholdi completed the head and the torch-bearing arm before the statue was fully designed, and these pieces were exhibited for publicity at international expositions. The arm was displayed at the Centennial Exposition in 1876 and in New York's Madison Square Park from 1876 to 1882. Fundraising proved difficult, especially for the Americans, and by 1885 work on the pedestal was threatened due to lack of funds. Publisher Joseph Pulitzer of the World started a drive for donations to complete the project that attracted more than 120,000 contributors, most of whom gave less than a dollar. The statue was constructed in France, shipped overseas in crates, and assembled on the completed pedestal on what was then called Bedloe's Island. The statue's completion was marked by New York's first ticker-tape parade and a dedication ceremony presided over by President Grover Cleveland.

Metropolitan Museum of Art:

MMA

The Metropolitan Museum of Art (colloquially The Met), located in New York City, is the largest art museum in the United States with among the most significant art collections. Its permanent collection contains more than two million works, divided among nineteen curatorial departments. The main building, located on the eastern edge of Central Park along Manhattan's Museum Mile, is by area one of the world's largest art galleries. There is also a much smaller second location at "The Cloisters" in Upper Manhattan that features medieval art. Represented in the permanent collection are works of art from classical antiquity and Ancient Egypt, paintings and sculptures from nearly all the European masters, and an extensive collection of American and modern art. The Met also maintains extensive holdings of African, Asian, Oceanic, Byzantine, and Islamic art. The museum is also home to encyclopedic collections of musical instruments, costumes and accessories, and antique weapons and armor from around the world. Several notable interiors, ranging from 1st-century Rome through modern American design, are permanently installed in the Met's galleries.The Metropolitan Museum of Art was founded in 1870 by a group of American citizens. The founders included businessmen and financiers, as well as leading artists and thinkers of the day, who wanted to open a museum to bring art and art education to the American people. It opened on February 20, 1872, and was originally located at 681 Fifth Avenue.

Coney Island:

Coney Island

A peninsula and beach on the Atlantic Ocean in southern Brooklyn, New York City, New York, United States. The site was formerly an outer barrier island, but became partially connected to the mainland by land fill. It is possibly best known for its entertaining amusement parks and a major resorts.

Central Park:

Central Park

Under the leadership of the Central Park Conservancy, the park's reclamation began with modest, but highly significant first steps, addressing needs that could not be met within the existing structure and resources of the parks department. Interns were hired, and a small restoration staff to reconstruct and repair unique rustic features, undertaking horticultural projects, and removing graffiti under the broken windows premise. Currently, "Graffiti doesn't last 24 hours in the park," according to Conservancy president Douglas Blonsky. By the early 1980s the Conservancy was engaged in design efforts and long-term restoration planning, using both its own staff and external consultants. It provided the impetus and leadership for several early restoration projects funded by the city, preparing a comprehensive plan for rebuilding the park. On completion of the planning stage in 1985, the conservancy launched its first "capital" campaign, assuming increasing responsibility for funding the park's restoration, and full responsibility for designing, bidding, and supervising all capital projects in the park. The restoration was accompanied by a crucial restructuring of management, whereby the park was subdivided into zones, to each of which a supervisor was designated, responsible for maintaining restored areas. Citywide budget cuts in the early 1990s, however, resulted in attrition of the park's routine maintenance staff, and the conservancy began hiring staff to replace these workers. Management of the restored landscapes by the conservancy’s "zone gardeners" proved so successful that core maintenance and operations staff were reorganized in 1996. The zone-based system of management was implemented throughout the park, which was divided into forty-nine zones. Consequently, every zone of the park has a specific individual accountable for its day-to-day maintenance. Zone gardeners supervise volunteers assigned to them, (who commit to a consistent work schedule) and are supported by specialized crews in areas of maintenance requiring specific expertise or equipment, or more effectively conducted on a park-wide basis.

Rockefeller Center:

Rockefeller Center

Rockefeller Center represents a turning point in the history of architectural sculpture: it is among the last major building projects in the United States to incorporate a program of integrated public art. Sculptor Lee Lawrie contributed the largest number of individual pieces – twelve – including the statue of Atlas facing Fifth Avenue and the conspicuous friezes above the main entrance to the RCA Building. The highly recognizable bronze gilded statue of the Greek legend of the Titan Prometheus recumbent, bringing fire to mankind, features prominently in the sunken plaza at the front of 30 Rockefeller Plaza. Although some sources cite it as the fourth-most familiar statue in the United States, behind the Lincoln Memorial, Mount Rushmore and the Statue of Liberty, its creator was not particularly fond or proud of it. A large number of other artists contributed work at the Center as well, including Isamu Noguchi, whose gleaming stainless steel bas-relief, News, over the main entrance to 50 Rockefeller Plaza (the Associated Press Building) was a standout. At the time it was the largest metal bas-relief in the world. Other artists included Carl Milles, Hildreth Meiere, Margaret Bourke-White, Dean Cornwell, and Leo Friedlander. In 1932, the Mexican socialist artist Diego Rivera (whose sponsor was Museum of Modern Art and whose patron at the time was Abby Aldrich Rockefeller, the wife of John D. Rockefeller, Jr.), was commissioned by their son Nelson Rockefeller to create a color fresco for the 1,071-square-foot (99 m2) wall in the lobby of the then RCA Building. This was after Nelson had been unable to secure the commissioning of either Matisse or Picasso. Previously Rivera had painted a controversial fresco in Detroit entitled Detroit Industry, commissioned by Abby and John's friend, Edsel Ford, who later became a MoMA trustee.

Thus it came as no real surprise when his Man at the Crossroads became controversial, as it contained Moscow May Day scenes and a clear portrait of Lenin, not apparent in initial sketches. After Nelson issued a written warning to Rivera to replace the offending figure with an anonymous face, Rivera refused (after offering to counterbalance Lenin with a portrait of Lincoln), and so he was paid off and the mural papered over at the instigation of Nelson, who was to become the Center's flamboyant president. Nine months later, after all attempts to save the fresco were explored – including relocating it to Abby's Museum of Modern Art – it was destroyed as a last option. (Rivera re-created the work later in Mexico City in modified form, from photos taken by an assistant, Lucienne Bloch.) Rivera's fresco in the Center was replaced with a stunning, larger mural by the Spanish Catalan artist Josep Maria Sert, titled American Progress, depicting a vast allegorical scene of men constructing modern America. It contains the figures of Abraham Lincoln, Mahatma Gandhi and Ralph Waldo Emerson, and it is wrapped around the west wall of the Grand Lobby at 30 Rock.

Wall Street:

Wall Street

Manhattan had over three million square feet of office space in early 2001. Midtown Manhattan is the largest central business district in the United States while lower Manhattan is the third largest central business district in the United States and is home to the New York Stock Exchange, located on Wall Street, and the NASDAQ, representing the world's first and second largest stock exchanges, respectively, when measured by average daily trading volume and overall market capitalization. Financial services account for more than 35% of the city's employment income. The financial district has sometimes been a scene of conflict such as with the recurrent protests during "Occupy Wall Street", which subsequently sparked an international Occupy Movement. It has also sometimes turned deadly such as with the Wall Street bombing in 1929.

Architecture:

New York has architecturally noteworthy buildings in a wide range of styles and from distinct time periods from the saltbox style Pieter Claesen Wyckoff House in Brooklyn, the oldest section of which dates to 1656, to the modern One World Trade Center, the skyscraper currently under construction at Ground Zero in Lower Manhattan and currently the most expensive new office tower in the world. Manhattan's skyline with its many skyscrapers is universally recognized, and the city has been home to several of the tallest buildings in the world. Of which 550 completed structures were at least 100 meters high, both second in the world after Hong Kong, with over 50 completed skyscrapers taller than 656 feet.. These include the Woolworth Building an early gothic revival skyscraper built with massively scaled gothic detailing. Zoning Resolution required setback in new buildings, and restricted towers to a percentage of the lot size, to allow sunlight to reach the streets below. The Art Deco style of the Chrysler Building and Empire State Building with their tapered tops and steel spires, reflected the zoning requirements. The buildings have distinctive ornamentation, such as the eagles at the corners of the 61st floor on the Chrysler Building, and are considered some of the finest examples of the Art Deco style. A highly influential example of the international style in the United States is the Seagram Building distinctive for its facade using visible bronze-toned I-beams to evoke the building's structure. The Condé Nast Building is a prominent example of green design in American skyscrapers. The character of New York's large residential districts is often defined by the elegant brownstone rowhouses, townhouses, and shabby tenements that were built during a period of rapid expansion. In contrast, New York City also has neighborhoods that are less densely populated and feature free-standing dwellings. In neighborhoods such as Riverdale, Bronx; Ditmas Park, Brooklyn; and Douglaston, Queens, large single-family homes are common in various architectural styles such as Tudor Revival and Victorian. Stone and brick became the city's building materials of choice after the construction of wood-frame houses was limited in the aftermath of the Great Fire of 1835. A distinctive feature of many of the city's buildings is the wooden roof-mounted water towers. In the 1800s, the city required their installation on buildings higher than six stories to prevent the need for excessively high water pressures at lower elevations, which could break municipal water pipes. Garden apartments became popular during the 1920s in outlying areas, such as Jackson Heights

Military:

Cape Killers

New York City is home to Fort Hamilton, the U.S. military's only active duty installation within the city. Established in Brooklyn on the site of a small battery utilized during the American Revolution, it is one of America's longest serving military forts.Today Fort Hamilton serves as the headquarters of the North Atlantic Division, United States Army Corps of Engineers, as well as the New York City Recruiting Battalion. It also houses the 1179th Transportation Brigade, the 722nd Aeromedical Staging Squadron, and a Military Entrance Processing Station. Rumors of a state of the art Meta-Human Cape Killer squad of elite level special operatives from all over the World have begun to circulate as fear and uncertainty begin to escalate.

{ This is a Location thread for the CVnU accessible by all for interactions and rpgs. Minor destruction of buildings and property is fine, but any major destruction and or killing of political/high ranking NPC's must first be authorized by the COE (council of editors) before hand. If you eventually wish to create a team, corporation, Industrial Empire, etc, I'll add it to the OP after clearance from the COE. "The creation of this thread in no way means you cannot use New York City in separate Rpgs, team creations, history, bio's, etc. Feel free to." If you have any questions feel free to ask. This is new for all of us and there is no such thing as a stupid question. Have fun :)}

Disclaimer - Portions of this were copied from Wikipedia but altered enough for my satisfaction.

Event -

Invasion, Dec 19, 2012

The Court Arcani, a group of mutant extremest invaded from Jamaica Bay. Sending wave after wave of clay and mud based abominations of science to attack the defenseless civilians and wreck havoc upon the city.

Lead by the mutant Asteria, who commanded the cayfaced men, at first they seemed unstoppable. Yet soon the heroic community mobilized itself to defend NYC. Mr. LeBeau, leading his Ultra-Sapiens, the heroes of WAL, and various other heroic individuals stood firm.

In the chaos of battle the will, skill, and power of the heroes won out over the raw numbers of the Court's minions. Eventually Asteria and her ally Impero were forced to abandon the battlefield after facing down repeated waves of heroes.

This Invasion however, was but a lure to draw the defenders away from the Court's true target, Fort Hamilton. Home to the Cape Killers, reviled foes of the mutant community it was the true target of the attack. After the battle had been well and truly joined, and most heroes were engaged in the fighting Kratesis lead her personal guard of Strigidae into the fort, inflicting serious damage before retreating.

This also marked the emergence of a mysteriously destructive evil known only as Tombstone. Luckily through the combined efforts of several individuals this technologically superior threat was temporary subdued. Lost in the conflict was the seemingly sacrificial act of Lord Jonathan. Who, after averting a potential Nuclear catastrophe, has not been seen since.

In the end property damage ran upwards of forty million dollars, and nearly two hundred innocent lives were lost in the chaos. A national tragedy it served to anger the public at large, but strengthen the will of more extreme mutants

#2 Posted by Lady_Liberty (8281 posts) - - Show Bio

Always loved this city. Always.

Sometimes I fly out here and hang around my namesake. Reminds me who I am, it reminds me what I stand for. Truth. Justice. The American Way.

Sometimes its good to remember.

[[ Bad ass thread! ]]

#3 Posted by Sorceror_Swift (535 posts) - - Show Bio

(You didn't say we can't destroy it...I love it!)

#4 Posted by The_MVPs (84693 posts) - - Show Bio
@Sorceror_Swift: (its at the bottom in big bold black letters lol)
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#5 Posted by Sorceror_Swift (535 posts) - - Show Bio

@Gambler said:

@Sorceror_Swift: (its at the bottom in big bold black letters lol)

"Minor destruction...is fine". (Close enough for me).

#6 Posted by The_MVPs (84693 posts) - - Show Bio
@Sorceror_Swift: I figured it probably would be :P at least for now lol
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#7 Posted by _Legion_ (636 posts) - - Show Bio

Charles sits atop a building, legs over the ledge. He was in his civilian outfit, but had his shield sitting next to him. He had a root beer in his hand. Alcohol didn't appeal to him, sense most of it tasted like p!ss and he didn't get the "high" that normal people get when drinking it in quantities. The sun hanged at the horizon, setting.

#8 Posted by Mercy_ (92697 posts) - - Show Bio
Portions of this were copied from Wikipedia but altered enough for my satisfaction.

LMAO

Now go make us France :D

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#9 Posted by _Marianne_ (176 posts) - - Show Bio
@Mercy_ said:
Portions of this were copied from Wikipedia but altered enough for my satisfaction.

LMAO

Now go make us France :D

hahaha :P
#10 Posted by TrollHunter (148 posts) - - Show Bio

@Sorceror_Swift said:

@Gambler said:

@Sorceror_Swift: (its at the bottom in big bold black letters lol)

"Minor destruction...is fine". (Close enough for me).

Destroy the alternate universe cast of jersey shore again we shall unnmmymmm (vertical ear wobble)

#11 Edited by Mercy_ (92697 posts) - - Show Bio

@The_Paper_Monkey: What's funny ;p

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#12 Posted by Sorceror_Swift (535 posts) - - Show Bio

@Gambler:*Whispers.*

For now.

#13 Posted by _Marianne_ (176 posts) - - Show Bio
@Mercy_ said:

@The_Paper_Monkey: What's funny ;p

You laughing at me for my disclaimer is whats funny lol 

@TrollHunter
THIS ACCOUNT IS AWESOME!
#14 Posted by Ishin (6830 posts) - - Show Bio

With characteristic enigmatic intent, the prodigious Keijijo Impero mysteriously emerges atop a tall building, unique golden and blue eyes powerfully scanning the infamous infrastructure of one the world's most relevant cities. "Be wary Ishin. Several claims of a potential return by Oni are not things to ignore", words wisely spoken by the metaphysical presence of past Imperos in Ishin's iconic mask.

@Gambler: (I hope its not crazy that I think this rivalry will blow Impero-Gambler out of the water LOL)

#15 Posted by TrollHunter (148 posts) - - Show Bio

@The_Paper_Monkey said:

@Mercy_ said:

@The_Paper_Monkey: What's funny ;p

You laughing at me for my disclaimer is whats funny lol

@TrollHunter: THIS ACCOUNT IS AWESOME!

My thanks you shall have, may the gamma irradiated force be with you

#16 Posted by Mercy_ (92697 posts) - - Show Bio

@The_Paper_Monkey: You're right, I should expect it at this point.

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#17 Posted by _Legion_ (636 posts) - - Show Bio
@Impero: From his own seat at the top of a building, Charles turns his eyes on the odd fellow. "Hm." He murmurs to himself, mostly at the sight of the mask. Something about it was... unsettling. He played it off as a party-goer getting some fresh air and turned his eyes back towards the sunset.
#18 Posted by _Marianne_ (176 posts) - - Show Bio
@Impero: Agreed. Working a lil some'n some'n as we speak
#19 Posted by Lucrecia (595 posts) - - Show Bio

I never anticipated this, but I can't tell how happy I am this city is not destroyed, and has a location. I don't even know NY like that.
 
I feel all silver agey!

#20 Posted by Ishin (6830 posts) - - Show Bio

@_Legion_: Very quickly, the elevated chakras attributed to his spiritual qualities were instant in detecting a chi foreign to his own. Having yet to reply to the cautious wisdom of those who held the title of Impero before him, Ishin's multi-colored eyes spot the source of the detected chi. It was a man, one seated atop a separate building. There was little to be said, Ishin simply resumed his mental conversation with the celebrated Imperos within his alabaster mask, "I know. If he is alive, I'm obligated to find him. And kill him".

@The_Paper_Monkey: Badass :)

#21 Posted by _Marianne_ (176 posts) - - Show Bio
@Saukerl: You should feel all New 52 ish :P
 
@Impero
Hope so lol. Gotta do a couple things and then I'll have something up
#22 Posted by Lucrecia (595 posts) - - Show Bio
@The_Paper_Monkey: It's New York. Glory days, or something. I'm supposed to feel special!
#23 Posted by Tanner_The_Red (1733 posts) - - Show Bio

Tanner quietly walked out to the balcony to enjoy a view of the night sky, his white shirt was covered in blood and his formal bowtie was undone. With a smirk he looked back inside to see the mess he had made of the party, guests torn to bits and drained of that sweet red life nectar. With a swig of the champagne glass filled with blood, he leaned against the railing and enjoyed the view for a bit longer.

#24 Posted by Ishin (6830 posts) - - Show Bio

@The_Paper_Monkey: No worries man ;)

@Saukerl: <3 <3 <3

#25 Edited by TrollHunter (148 posts) - - Show Bio

The Yulk disguised, as small child in a spiderman mask, walked the streets, of New York, his winter coat hoody & mittens, were covering his little green skin & pointy ears. Occasionally as he walked Yulk would, think back to the terrible accident that gave him his new powers, the accident made him a monster. Instead of just a little green alien from far away & long long ago. Now here he was on an alien planet lost in time, hunted by the American government, who considered him to dangerous to exist, outside the control of the military. All because he chose, to save the life of that boy. Staring up at the Flatiron of New Your Yulky sighed miserably "Unpunished no good deed goes" then fixing the small school bag on his back, into a more comfortable position. He then walked off, down the path, every thing he had left, in all this world weighing heavily, on his little green shoulders.

#26 Posted by Lucrecia (595 posts) - - Show Bio
@Impero: ♥♥♥♥♥♥
#27 Posted by Thunderbolt (361 posts) - - Show Bio

t-this is honestly great

#28 Edited by Emilie_Aensland (414 posts) - - Show Bio

The First Annual Underground Kumite Tournament:

  
  

Beneath the Resorts World Casino at Aqueduct, Queens


The underground arena began to fill with an assortment of ecliptic individuals ranging from the Hollywood's who's who, to some of the most recognizable Grandmasters from around the World, while the preliminary bouts were in their final stages of completion allowing time for casual introductions and social interactions. Dressed from head to toe in a three tone two button coco colored Damir Doma suit with a slightly darker matching ceremonial shoulder robe draped off his left shoulder, Abacha Cavat and his all female entourage of "Coda Dora Milajie," hand picked martial artists trained to exquisite perfection, took their seats next to the eagerly excited glitterati celebrities in attendance. Promising to host one of the most exclusively exotic compilations of combat talent ever assembled under one roof, the tournament held a number of possibility in regards to finding a new pupil who exhibited the swagger and pride prominently displayed within Cavat's extraordinary Clan.

Rules:
  • Anyone with a character proficient in hand to hand combat can enter.
  • No Powers (Exceptions - superspeed, strength, durability, reflexes, and or combat related abilities such as anticipation) Not allowed, blast powers, teleportation, telekinesis, energy manipulation of any kind including but not restricted to absorption, elemental, chi, charging, etc. No telepathy. No healing factors.
  • Two two minute rounds with each round scored individual. If a winner hasnt been decided by the end of two rounds it will go to the judges decision (whoever's in the thread at the time lol)
  • Killing is frowned upon, but not illegal. Though the martial arts underground will take note of such an affront and your reputation will be diminished (if you care of such things).
  • You do not have to join the tournament to interact. You can be among the audience or some other facet within reason.
#29 Posted by Lucrecia (595 posts) - - Show Bio

Dammit I knew I should've gotten a Martial Arts character!

#30 Posted by TrollHunter (148 posts) - - Show Bio

Mobile HQ of the United States Army special science division

The truck itself was perfectly camouflaged, driven by plane clothed special ops, it passed closely by, the borough of Manhattan. It's mission simple follow a grid pattern, of the city of new york find the Yulk subdue the Yulk & if no other choice is available kill the Yulk. Within the rear trailer, was a row of high tech equipment & military personnel, busyly double checking Gamma Force emissions, correlating data with the other teams scouring the city, for signs of the little green alien.

Four Star General Cameron Danchecker, over saw the current mission parameters, from the bridge of the decommissioned. battleship Thunder Child. Parked off Liberty Island, it's cover that of a floating World War II museum. In reality the old Battleship, Thunder Child was a secret Army base, currently undergoing rapid modifications. All this was part of an ongoing political agenda, of the anti Meta Human movement, within Capital Hill to build super weapons to hunt super heroes.

#31 Posted by Lucrecia (595 posts) - - Show Bio

HA! Knew I recognized Bolo Yeung!

#32 Posted by Emilie_Aensland (414 posts) - - Show Bio
@Saukerl: Doesnt necessarily have to be a martial artist to enter. If your character likes hand to hand fighting they could just as easily participate.
#33 Posted by Lucrecia (595 posts) - - Show Bio
@Abacha_Cavat: She wouldn't fit within the confines. Unless I transferred Dana over and took away her super striking ability.
#34 Posted by _Legion_ (636 posts) - - Show Bio
@Abacha_Cavat: This looks fun :o
#35 Posted by Emilie_Aensland (414 posts) - - Show Bio
@Saukerl: You could always just be in attendance. I never pass up a chance to talk with a beautiful blonde lol :)
 
@_Legion_
Jump in
#36 Posted by Lucrecia (595 posts) - - Show Bio
@Abacha_Cavat: If I was in attendance, I'd just be another member of the crowd. You wouldn't have time to talk, with the fighting and everything.
#37 Posted by Emilie_Aensland (414 posts) - - Show Bio
@Saukerl: I'm just in the crowd as well. I would never display my martial arts talents in front of unworthy individuals :P
#38 Posted by Lucrecia (595 posts) - - Show Bio
@Abacha_Cavat: That's just hurtful. And totally ignorant.
#39 Posted by _Marianne_ (176 posts) - - Show Bio
@Saukerl said:
@Abacha_Cavat: That's just hurtful. And totally ignorant.
I take that as a complement ;)
#40 Posted by Lucrecia (595 posts) - - Show Bio
@The_Paper_Monkey: You're you?
 
I could've sworn the paper monkey was Mercy.
#41 Posted by _Marianne_ (176 posts) - - Show Bio
@Saukerl said:
@The_Paper_Monkey: You're you?  I could've sworn the paper monkey was Mercy.
Now that sh!t is hurtful lol :P
#42 Posted by The_MVPs (84693 posts) - - Show Bio

@Abacha_Cavat said:

The First Annual Underground Kumite Tournament:

Beneath the Resorts World Casino at Aqueduct, Queens


The underground arena began to fill with an assortment of ecliptic individuals ranging from the Hollywood's who's who, to some of the most recognizable Grandmasters from around the World, while the preliminary bouts were in their final stages of completion allowing time for casual introductions and social interactions. Dressed from head to toe in a three tone two button coco colored Damir Doma suit with a slightly darker matching ceremonial shoulder robe draped off his left shoulder, Abacha Cavat and his all female entourage of "Coda Dora Milajie," hand picked martial artists trained to exquisite perfection, took their seats next to the eagerly excited glitterati celebrities in attendance. Promising to host one of the most exclusively exotic compilations of combat talent ever assembled under one roof, the tournament held a number of possibility in regards to finding a new pupil who exhibited the swagger and pride prominently displayed within Cavat's extraordinary Clan.

Rules:
  • Anyone with a character proficient in hand to hand combat can enter.
  • No Powers (Exceptions - superspeed, strength, durability, reflexes, and or combat related abilities such as anticipation) Not allowed, blast powers, teleportation, telekinesis, energy manipulation of any kind including but not restricted to absorption, elemental, chi, charging, etc. No telepathy. No healing factors.
  • Two two minute rounds with each round scored individual. If a winner hasnt been decided by the end of two rounds it will go to the judges decision (whoever's in the thread at the time lol)
  • Killing is frowned upon, but not illegal. Though the martial arts underground will take note of such an affront and your reputation will be diminished (if you care of such things).
  • You do not have to join the tournament to interact. You can be among the audience or some other facet within reason.

bump for Impero lol

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#43 Posted by Mercy_ (92697 posts) - - Show Bio

@The_Paper_Monkey said:

@Saukerl said:
@The_Paper_Monkey: You're you? I could've sworn the paper monkey was Mercy.
Now that sh!t is hurtful lol :P

HEY >___<

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#44 Posted by Darkchild (40624 posts) - - Show Bio

epic!!!!

#45 Posted by Ishin (6830 posts) - - Show Bio

@Saukerl: <3 <3 <3 <3 <3 <3 <3

@Abacha_Cavat: Quickly, news of a supposed martial arts tournament hosted by an equally enigmatic figure who's sole interest appears to be the cultural gathering of various different practitioners from across the globe, the prodigious Impero's attention immediately deems the situation an attractive one. The whispered rumors speak of an underground tournament welcoming countless masters of the world's esoteric techniques and exotic combat systems. Undeniably interested, the undisputed Grandmaster makes his prestigious way to the illustrious tournament's location. "Wise decision, Ishin", Impero Neji's spirit admitted. "If Oni truly is alive, he will, even in another body, be a part of this tournament in some way".

#46 Posted by Darkchild (40624 posts) - - Show Bio

Mother at my side we walk the streets of New York, every once in a while a military man would walk past. Mother clenched her hands around my arm as they did, but I would tell her "They arnt anything to worry about, here to protect not hurt mother. If I worried they would hurt us I would act on it..."

#47 Posted by Lucrecia (595 posts) - - Show Bio
@Impero
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#48 Posted by Duchess (5995 posts) - - Show Bio

New York state of mind

#49 Posted by Charmix (11958 posts) - - Show Bio

@Darkchild: The air was chilled now that winter was near, the flower maiden strolled down across the streets with her long fur coat that kept her warm, her heels were of designer luxury and so was her attire. Sakura enjoyed America, for its known mixing pot of various cultures, the diverse flavor of which it had to offer. Though this country was still young it was already the first from others all around. A psychic demon was on the loose, it wasn't hard not to ignore it, the constant psychic echoes and emanations it gave off were that similar to the smell of bad odor. "Perfect." she smiled, she needed something to hit, to keep her mind off from her busy life and the constant struggle for privacy. As she followed it's trail, it lead her towards a man walking alongside his mother, the mental entity attempted to use the frail woman as his host in the physical plane. Acting upon instincts, she creates a mental nudge within the minds of others around, clouding their perceptions of things around the four. "Get her away from here!" she shouted across from a distance as she would now prepare to cast a memorized incantation.

(post limit prevented me from posting as Blossom)

#50 Posted by Darkchild (40624 posts) - - Show Bio

@Charmix: Winter was something Giovanni and his mother were used to, coming from a place so icy frigid to somewhere alot less wet it was a simple thing for them. As their breathes fogged the air around them he felt his mother twitch slightly against his large arm. Then a woman screamed, his eyes darted to the woman who screamed towards his mother. Instantaneously his skin turned into a mixture of silver and gold, the sounds of metal clanking against itself filled the now silent air after the woman screamed. He spun himself around in front of his mother and between the woman "Who are you?! Whats going on?"