An empire that had stood for eons, now shattered like the prince’s arm.
Ulysses dragged his limp leg from the devastated room. Smoke stung his eyes, as he struggled to drag his failing limb over piles of rubble. A deep laugh echoed from behind, bouncing off the walls of what had once been the Vandark’s throne room. He coughed, clutching his broken ribs as a fit of pain wracked his body.
All because of a man wearing a bucket…RISE OF BUCKETHEADIntroduction:
King Vandark has fallen.
His throne seized, his empire toppled, his son missing. Now, the world is ruled over by the cruel, the malevolent, the stylish… Lord Buckethead. With his captivating good looks, he has enslaved the seven leaders of the world, bending them to his will.
Lord Buckethead now controls everything. His empire is set to conquer the entire galaxy, unless he is overthrown. But who will stand against this questionable tyrant? Who will join a ragtag guerrilla force to save the world from possible doom?
Anyone who fills in the apps, that’s who.
Travel the world, defeat the seven leaders and find a way to stop Lord Buckethead before… he does whatever he’s going to do. No doubt something evil and nefarious. Probably.
So yeah, good luck with that.Rules:
1. No overpowered characters. Except for Buckethead. Are you Buckethead? No? Then no OPness for you.
2. No metagaming. This is knowing something you shouldn't, like someone's thoughts or a secret shared between two people.
3. You guys are allowed to make your own choices and develop the story in your own way, but no DRASTICALLY changing the plot (I.E. a dragon eating Lord Buckethead).
4. No controlling other characters without permission from their players.
5. Two characters maximum. No exceptions.
5a. The only exception to this rule is that I may allow you to control a villain at some point during the story. May. If you're a good boy. Or girl.
6. Follow forum rules.
7. If myself or another modifier (Al215, ABanimationLtd, Vladek515 or noghiri) ask you to change something, change it. Our law is final. Welcome to our world.
8. Have fun.Player list:
-Jace 'Exposition' Young - Galaxy's Most Annoying
-Gavin Dunkleman - A Tragic Tale
-Vincent Kilmister - I swear we've met before...
-Marco - Polo
-Throdun Runeforge - Midget Batman
-Zalee - OMG A PUPPY
-Flint Rowan - Space Hollywood
-Green - Human-sized Bumblebee
-Captain Aiarl "Kitkat" Ketleet - WTB Gall Bladder
-Dunsalipal Dun-Ahhe Sadras - Don Saladbar
-Brian #4 - A few Jims shy of a full Brian
-Eddy Mar - Diary of a Wimpy Elemental
-Brumma - B.O.B.
-Apis - Friendly Neighbourhood Bee
-Penny Apegandria - Water Wings
-Masato Yuju/Subject 02: Feral Beast - Cyborg Bargain Sale
-Dubhghall Kilduf - Duracel
-Mr. Comhghall Crilly - Meet the Engineer
-Marcelo Illeniel - How to train your human
-Advend - Darker than Darker, Blacker than BlackSummary of current mission:MISSION 1 - THE GREAT TRAIN ROBBERY:X2 Buckethead Class Magnet Train:
-All members of Falconsquad have boarded the train.
-Prior to boarding, Green was able to acquire a keycard from a boiler room. During the process, he beat the living shit out of an engineer.
-Two carriages, 3 and 11, were found to contain numerous guards.
-Infiltrating Carriage 2, Apis and her bees discovered the navigational console. The code to use it is 3178.
-Throdun, Elise and Green made their way to Carriage 3. They successfully defeated the guards there and managed to open the locked door to Carriage 2.
-Marco was successfully able to convince members of The Dunkleman Cult in Carriage 7 that he was one of them.
-At the first stop, eight guards boarded the train and made their way to the back rooms.
-Marcelo was able to discover that there are magical items residing in Carriages 12 and 14. Strangely, there appears to be another source of magic deeper within the train…
-Brumma attempted to sneak into Carriage 11, though was discovered by numerous guards present in the room. With assistance from Kitkat and Saladbar, they were able to dispose of the guards, although friendly fire resulted in Kitkat taking a plasma blast to the gut.
-Dunsalipal, searching through Carriage 12, managed to find the manifest. He discovered the crate containing the crystals, but the carriage location had been scratched off.
-Throdun and Elise successfully rerouted the train, using the navigational console.
-Marco, in an attempt to save Gavin from The Dunkleman Cult, turned up the thermostat in Carriage 7 to its maximum level. This resulted in the carriage bursting into flames. During the ensuing chaos, Marco killed one of the cultists and wounded the leader. Whilst the remaining cultists were consumed in the fire, the leader escaped. Marco and Gavin quickly escaped to Carriage 6.
-Throdun, Elise, Green and Apis attempted to enter Carriage 1. In doing so, they encountered the driver, who dented Green's face. The resulting confrontation left the driver dead by bee sting, despite Throdun's best efforts. Throdun made sure the train was on the right track, heading for the warehouse district.
-Someone going by the designation of 'ES001' contacted the train, demanding to know what was going on. Marco, using his talent for lying, managed to wrap ES001's perception of reality. He convinced the man not to send any further reinforcements.
-Carriage 7, due to the inferno caused by upping the thermostat, exploded. Whilst Marco attempted to fight the flames which spread to Carriage 6, he ended up setting it on fire with a flamethrower.
-In Carriage 14, Dunsalipal found the crate containing the crystals, along with a booby-trapped crate. With help from Brumma, he successfully found the correct crate.
-The explosion from Carriage 7 opened the door to Carriage 15. Investigating, Dunsalipal and Brumma discovered blood and body parts inside. Learning something was present in Carriage 16, Dunsalipal and Brumma used the booby-trapped crate to attempt to kill the entity. This failed, and the entity was revealed to be something resembling Lord Buckethead, who attacked the pair. With assistance from Marcelo and Kitkat, they were able to defeat the entity, whereupon it was executed by Dunsalipal.
-Searching through Carriage 16, Dunsalipal acquired several important documents. Meanwhile, Kitkat was transported to the realm of Nighthawk, who showed Kitkat a vision of the future. Upon returning, the entire squad of Dunsalipal, Brumma, Kitkat and Marcelo all successfully escaped before Carriage 7 detached. Warehouse District:
-Upon arrival, Zalee and Penny attempted to survey the area but were unable to determine the amount of guards.
-Eddy revealed that there may be body armour in Warehouse 4. Likewise, Brian #4 revealed information about a weapon’s cache in Warehouse 7.
-Flint, charging into the warehouse district, led his group straight to the guards. A fight broke out, during which all the civilian guards were brutally killed. Prior to this, one of the guards successfully radioed for reinforcements.
-During the aftermath, Flint disguised himself as one of the guards.
-Advend was successful in hiding the bodies.
-Zalee, attempting to sabotage the other guards’ communications, was caught. She was saved by the timely arrival of Penny, who murdered the three remaining guards.
-Masato and Advend were successfully able to kill the enemy reinforcements, with Flint running over a couple of surrendering guards in a stolen SUV. Said guards were then decapitated.
-Penny was successfully able to jam the train's communications.
-Meanwhile, an enemy helicopter soon arrived to support the reinforcements. Flint, Masato and Advend all attempted to engage the helicopter. In the process, Masato ripped the blades in his arm and leg off to try and destroy the chopper, only to be critically injured alongside Flint by a missile. They were saved only by the timely arrival of Jay Shadis.
-Jay ordered the warehouse locked-down, which was done by Penny. Advend, with information given by Brian and Eddy, obtained weapons and armour for the group. Apis, with information from Masato, discovered tunnels underneath the warehouse. Jay proposed leading a squad of Brians into the tunnels, and kicked a sassy Flint into them.
-Flint successfully scouted the enemy forces, learning that one of the seven world leaders was among them. However, he was spotted by two of the enemy soldiers. He was saved by the timely arrival of the Brians. In the ensuing chaos, Brian #3787 was critically wounded. Flint attempted to use this opportunity to turn on the resistance forces, but Brian #3789 shot and killed him.A brief introduction to the world:
The planet (now known as Buckethead 491) runs on Magitek. Technology powered by magic. Airships are powered by those who can generate lightning and ice creams created by ice conjurers. Some even have the distinguished job of becoming street lamps, standing in place for hours on end and making their hands glow. Truly, there is no higher honour. Unless your King Vandark's boot licker. Lucky guy.
The world is controlled by seven world leaders, who in turn are controlled by Lord Buckethead. Although, "leaders" probably isn't the best word to describe them. Strange, weird and whacky figures that Buckethead has placed in charge of specific areas (military, food, et cetera). Take them out in any way you choose (murder, persuasion, murder, philosophical awakening, murder...) to cripple Buckethead's empire, and to free the world from his tyranny...Your objective:
Stop Lord Buckethead. That's literally all you have to do. Okay, you also have to take down the seven world leaders. And maybe you'll run into some other trouble on the way. And yes, someone in the group is bound to screw up at one point or another. But yeah, just stop Lord Buckethead.
As you travel from city to city, you will come across little side quests. You can complete these at your discretion, and in whatever manner you choose. You want to help an old lady cross the street, you do that. You want to nuke the city to oblivion? Eh sure, why not? Application Template:APPLICATIONS ARE CURRENTLY CLOSED! PLEASE CHECK BACK LATER!
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Name: Jace ‘Exposition’ Young
Race: Human, Caucassian
Physical Description: Black hair, taller than average, several small scars from his times spent on dangerous worlds. Green eyes. Average build.
Personality (describe in a few words): Arrogant, quick-witted, insufferable.
Weapons: Slug Rifle, Slug Pistol, a small blade.
Armour: Combat Armour PL12, with an SD AR L3 underlay. Don’t know what that means? Tough stuffing, it basically means he can soak up bullets.
Gambler: Jace’s time spent playing cards among crewmates has not only earned the distinguished title of “cheating ***********” but has made him quite the capable gambler. Gives him a bonus at games of chance.
Recon: Time spent investigating various planets has made Jace quite the scout. Bonus for investigating new areas.
Stealth: Kinda stealthy. I mean, he’s no cougar on a zipline, but he’s alright.
Rapid Fire: Allows Jace to unleash a swift hail of gunfire (albeit, much less accurate).
-An excellent all-round soldier. Specialisation in Slug Rifles, Slug Pistols, Blades and Heavy Weapon Launchers.
-Very intelligent (and not afraid to show it).
-Lacks a formal education, due to spending most of his early years on the streets.
-Has perhaps the worst social standing of any single person in the entire galaxy. Is often thrown out of bars and stores for merely breathing.
-Relies on older technology, has no clue how to use (or how to effectively combat) the laser empire of Lord Buckethead.
-His armour makes him somewhat slower than others in his team.
-Prone to beating up Gavin for no darn reason.
-Sweet mother of mercy, if you can put up with him for longer than five minutes, you have the patience of a saint.
Goal: To overthrow Buckethead, just to prove he's still the best.
Brief History: Companion of Captain Kitkat, Private Gavin Dunkleman and "Don Saladbar", Jace was a highly-decorated soldier who saw very little combat, instead sent on many scouting missions across the galaxy. However, he was thrown out of the military due to his association with a fraudulent captain (to this day, Jace claims to have had no knowledge about the fake Ray Bands being shipped across the universe). After an absolutely uninteresting adventure with Kitkat, Dunkleman and the Don, where he was routinely thrown in prison and kidnapped, Jace decided to take a holiday to the planet now known as Buckethead 491.
Here, he became friends with Prince Ulysses Vandark (the two of them bonding over their love of being superior to to other people). He took the time to learn much about the planet, its inhabitants, and generally any information which would come in useful to "explain the plot". However, his prolonged holiday came to an end when Lord Buckethead overthrew the King and presumably killed the Prince. Jace fled from the palace, stealing a can of bucket polish, and fleeing into hiding with a local resistance group...
Now, he seeks to bring an end to Buckethead's empire, if only to prove he's better than the clanker.