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Old 09-09-2019, 09:51 AM
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Opposites attract is the basis of every buddy cop story in history!

Krow Nest won't be much taller either! Come on anamiac, you gotta help me represent the big boys!
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Old 09-09-2019, 11:10 AM
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Not sure I can help you with that, Imveros.

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Name: David "Major" O'Teele
Class: Dedicated Hero / Investigator
Species: Badger
Background: Military
Personality trait: I can stare down a hell hound without flinching.
Ideal: Responsibility. I do what I must and obey just authority.
Bond: I fight for those who cannot fight for themselves.
Flaw: I’d rather eat my armor than admit when I’m wrong.
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Major is 1' 6"" and 17 lbs, making him taller and bigger than most badgers. Middle age has descended upon him - he's no longer as fit as his younger self.
Personality: Feel free to put your background traits in paragraph form but give some context as to each one.
Backstory: The O'Teele's didn't grow up with much in the way of money. David dropped out of school to work, getting paid to pick fruit, clear land and run farm machinery. When he was 17, he lied about his age to an army recruiter. He took to it like a duck to water. After a few years of nothing happening, he was thinking of moving on... but then the world fell apart and the country went to war.

The second great war it was called. Some two bit radical got control of one country, and then he formed an alliance with all the other crazy dictators on the globe. They started hitting all the nice countries around them. O'Teele spent the first year of the war training new recruits. Then he got sent to the desert as a Lieutenant in a motorized infantry unit. He got hit by shrapnel and missed the landings on the continent, but he participated in the liberations that followed. By the end of the war, he was a Major.

The majority of the fighting men were enlistees, only fighting for the duration of the war. When the war ended, they went home and suddenly the military found they had a surplus of officers. So as much as Major was thinking about staying in that occupation, it just wasn't in the cards. He came back to his home town, but he had trouble... adjusting. He drifted for a few years, trying this and that, unable to make things work and not staying in one place for very long. Eventually he ran across one of his old friends from the army, who had recently been installed as a police department chief in Zoo York City. Major started off at the bottom, but he liked the work well enough and the work liked him. A year ago, he made homicide detective.
Connections: I'm assuming that this is separate from the 'Contacts' portion of the Investigator class.
  • Mayor Riley. This buffalo was the police chief before Tuskerson, as Tuskerson got the job when Riley won election to Mayor. Riley and Major go way back: During the war, Riley operated a self-propelled artillery in Major's outfit, before serving as quartermaster.
  • Susan Wilson O'Teele. Major's wife is a skunk. Her father bootlegged whiskey until someone shot up his boat and put him on the bottom of the river. She saw the war as an army nurse, and now works as a pencil pusher at St. Jude Hospital. They met four years ago. At the time she was a hospital nurse and he was visiting an officer who'd been shot to pieces. They have one kid and another one on the way.
  • Hans Ecklehart. Elephant. Another associate from the war, but Hans fought for the other side. When Major first met Hans he was standing beside a burning aircraft hanger doing the whole double pawed wave. Major got to show him and his men some hospitality. After the war Hans immigrated, finding himself in Zoo York City. He founded a company maintaining airplanes, but Hans can repair or fabricate just about anything - the bigger, the better.
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Class: Charismatic Hero - Negotiator
Species: Black Panther
Background: Law Enforcement
Personality trait: I am always calm, no matter what the situation. I never raise my voice or let my emotions control me.
Ideal: Fairness. No one should get preferential treatment before the law, and no one is above the law. (Lawful)Bond: Those who fight beside me are those worth dying for.
Flaw: A scandal prevents me from ever going home again. That kind of trouble seems to follow me around.

Appearance: Chester is your typical Panther. He stands 5'10" but appears taller because of the way he carries himself. He has black fur, except for his white snout. He strongly believes that you have to dress for success if you want to be taken seriously. That's why he wears a fine tan trench coat over nice slacks, a white button down, and a tie.

 


Personality: Chester is a smooth talker and confident to a fault. Another winning trait for him is that he doesn't discriminate or favor anyone based on reputation or species alone. He prefers to give everyone the benefit of the doubt. When it comes to the law, he's NO nonsense. He's not your typical "shoot first, ask questions later" kind of cop but you certainly had better have the right answers to the questions that he does ask. Rumor has it that he was a damned good negotiator at his last precinct but for reasons unknown (by most), he doesn't discuss those days. All that he will say when someone brings it up is.. "I was proud to serve with those guys and I'm proud of the work that we did together but that's in the past. I'm here now and I'm just as proud to serve with these men and women and just as proud of the work we're doing."

Backstory: Chester was one of the first State Policemen in Netcong, Zoo Jersey about four years ago. The training was rigorous and many did not make it through. However, Chester was determined. He wanted nothing more than to serve his community and to make a difference. Growing up in Zoo Jersey, he had witnessed crime spreading like wild fire. He wanted to be part of the solution rather than part of the problem, or almost as bad.. a bystander. After getting through the rigorous training, life did not get any easier. The force was understaffed and overworked. He and his fellow officers would often pull double shifts just to keep up with the demands of the public. His duties ranged from busting up illegal moonshining stills to building cases against organized crime members. The latter was where he shined. His superiors quickly noticed that Chester's biggest strengths were his investigative chops and his ability to "talk to people." Although the position didn't come with an official title, Chester was often the one called in when someone needed talking down from a bad situation. He was also loaned out to Zoo York City PD to go through a pilot undercover program. After completing the year long training, he was called in a handful of times to assist in undercover operations in Zoo York City. Usually these were short term jobs, meant to get just enough information to pinpoint illusive crime bosses. Other times, the operations were meant to gather general intelligence on criminal operations in the area.

After an operation in Netcong went sideways, Chester seriously considered quitting the force. Instead, his Captain talked him into requesting a transfer to Zoo York City PD. "Look Chester, you're a damned good cop and you would be a real asset to them! In return, you get to keep doing what you love without having to stay here." Reluctantly, Chester agreed and left Zoo Jersey behind. Captain Tuskerson suggested that Chester's skills would fit in very well with the Narcotics division. However, he was shocked when Chester requested Homicide instead. Not one to look a gift horse in the mouth, the Captain gladly granted his request. After all, there was always a vacancy in the "worst" part of the precinct.

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Captain Gerald Tuskerson: Police Chief of Zoo York PD: The Chief knows all about Chester's past but he doesn't care about that. All he cared about was that the request for transfer came with glowing reviews from one his oldest and closest friends and that the Panther has been doing a fine job for them since coming on board. Chester greatly appreciates everything the Chief has done for him and does what he can to repay that debt.

Roxy: Songstress/Love Interest Roxy is a beautiful red headed lioness that Chester met down at the Speakeasy. Flirting is all part of her job but she shows a special interest in Chester. She's been trying to get him to commit, or at least take her on a proper date, since she met him. It's not that he's not interested... She's a beautiful dame after all, a catch for any lucky fella. He's just not sure that he's ready to settle down. For now, she'll have to settle for a bit of playful flirting at the bar.

Nick Wilde: Con Man/Informant Nick is a real credit to his species (fox). He's a small time criminal that dabbles in con jobs, petty theft, and the occasional burglary (all allegedly.. of course). Feeling confident that he could smell a cop from a mile away, Nick tried to sell Chester a "nice watch" from his collection when he spotted him walking down the street. Nick took Chester for another "dopey business type" based on the way he dressed and the way he carried himself. When he was escorted to and subsequently tossed into the back of Chester's car, he immediately started giving up information on a "real" criminal by the name of Finnick. Apparently this Finnick character was a fellow fox ("no friend" of Nicks) that was running a chop shop. Unfortunately, Chester had been assigned to homicide and wasn't able to follow up on the case. However, he still got a pat on the back from the Chief when the information proved accurate. In return, Nick got released (he wasn't likely to do any real time anyway). Nick believes that he owes Chester a solid (possibly because Chester over exaggerated the charges that they could bring up on him).

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Old 09-10-2019, 10:54 AM
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I'm starting the character table to let everyone know who is what and what what. Let me know when you feel your application is complete and if you want a review, just let me know and I'll help as best as I can.
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Old 09-10-2019, 11:39 AM
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I'm done, and would welcome review.

Unless of course you'd like me to add an additional writing sample as it seems I'm the only one that went rogue and made my own.
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So, 3 done at at least 2 more just missing their RP sample. Might start doing the secret tag thing.
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Q and A:@Animiac: OMG, totally missed your question, or rather, read it, meant to answer, forgot, reread it etc. I like an image around 270x270 but beggars can't always be choosers. For the application bit, I like a big picture for sake of detail but for in-game posts, it can be a game token just so we can relate a face to the post. If you need a good site for making game tokens, let me know.

@Everyone: I am loving the complete applications so far and have tried to cover my bases by sending my proposed stats for your species in PM. Let me know if I missed you and I look forward to reading your secret posts on potential partners.
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Added secret posts for my potential partners (thus far). Hope that's what you were looking for...
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Very good, Treble, Imveros and Gleeful, You secret tags for partners is exactly what I was looking for. Keep checking back though, I am hoping that I get just a couple more players.
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Appearance: You can have a larger image for your application to show detail but make sure you have something smaller for in-game or I can help you make a token. I want a description of your character, not just a description of the image you chose.
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Very good, Treble, Imveros and Gleeful, You secret tags for partners is exactly what I was looking for. Keep checking back though, I am hoping that I get just a couple more players.
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Thank you, Admin Dirk!

After some consideration to the story that is going to unfold for the players, I can assure you all that it's likely going to be more like Blacksad than Zootopia if anyone was worried about a more immature storyline. Although, with gruesome bloody murders, you can't be too immature about the whole scenario. Also, if anyone doesn't know me as a GM, I tend to write stories that take in all shades of aspects of human/animal nature instead of just the black and white of good vs evil, as with real life, there might be alot of gray and you have to decide where your character stands for better or for worse.
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I am setting a deadline as it seems we have Applications that are in progress but no more new ones in a little bit. I shall be not accepting anymore applications September 28.
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