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Obsidian Rose
« on: October 24, 2016, 10:10:20 PM »
Obsidian Rose

Objectives
Prosperity for the organization
A return to civilized criminal culture
To seize control of Vale's criminal underworld

Prosperity for the organization and its members is the most obvious objective for Obsidian Rose. Without prosperity, they'll lack the capital to gets things done and project their power and influence. With the ability to effectively operate and project themselves, the seek to return to an era where even the most basic of criminals fllowed some sort of respectable code, doing so by bringing in smaller organizations under their wing and instilling their values into them. Those who don't play ball are either killed or left to starve out through attrition when Obsidian Rose attains its final goal, seizing control of Vale's underworld. This final objective is an unwritten and nobody has yet to realize that that is where their journey is going to take them.

Location
Obsidian Rose is based in Vale with its headquarters set in the basement of a flower shop in the Commercial District. In addition, the organization has several other locations set in the Commercial, Industrial, and Agricultural Districts as well as a handful of agents in the capitol cities of the other three Kingdoms.

Alignment
Obsidian Rose's eye is only set on criminal organizations. It'd rather stay away from interfering with innocent citizens, the Valish government, and Beacon Academy, but especially the latter two since pushing either over the edge could easily result in the annihilation of the organization. Both also bring order and stability to their society, thus darkening the shadow that the Obsidian Rose lives in.

If Vale or Beacon were to come under severe threat, Obsidian Rose would be willing to help them from the shadows.

Operations
Illegal
Legal
Limited Arms Trafficking
Limited Drug Trafficking
Gambling Establishments
Information Brokering
Espionage
Sabotage
Heisting and General Thievery
General Transportation and Shipping
Bodyguard Services
Search-and-Rescuing

Structure

Leadership
Leaders
Obsidian Rose is headed by two individuals titled the Carolina Reapers who, when behind their masks, attempt to throw away their identities and sense of self in order to better lead the organization. They rarely interact with their own organization directly, instead choosing to do so unmasked and under different aliases. It is the outer world that encounters them most.

A step below the Carolina Reapers are the Directors which consists of each head from the three divisions listed below. While the Directors also don masks, they are seen more frequently within the organization and less frequently outside of it, and like those above them, they also generally interact with the organization unmasked and under different aliases.

Succession
Each of the five leaders, unbeknownst to the other four, selects someone who works under them to be their successor. For the Reapers, that encompasses everyone in the organization, and for the Directors, they are able to choose anyone within their respective divisions. Each leader writes a letter for their potential successor which includes the responsibilities and expectations associated with the position and their reasoning for having selected them in particular. After doing so, they seal their letters in an envelope and place them inside of a safe which requires two unique keys, the Reapers having copies of one key and the Directors copies of the other, to open. Anyone is allowed to change their successor at any time. The safe is rigged to send a message to the five leaders whenever it is opened.

The reasoning for this setup is that in case someone were to 'go missing' or get killed, their position would be quickly and easily refilled.

Divisions
Rosebud
Headed by both the Carolina Reapers with the Directors acting as second-in-commands; together, they are known as the Five Petals. This division contains all the individuals who are considered the faces or spokespersons of the organization. While it is mainly the leaders at the forefront, they will typically delegate lesser matters to their subordinates within the group. Also in this group are those in lesser administrative positions who deal with the three other divisions and those that oversee the organization's various operations.
Stem
Headed by Director Jīvana Kīsāmpa, known as Boa when masked. Stem completely covers the logistics for the entire organization; it transports materials, personnel, and information to even the organization's farthest reaches. Stem is equipped with a defensive fighting force.
Root
Headed by Morgana Fata Hantu, known as Phanti when masked. Root is responsible for importing materials, persons, and information into the organization. Root is not too focused on the importation of materials so its main operations are running Obsidian Rose's information network and recruiting new members when needed. Only operates in small groups or as individuals; have very little contact with anyone but the presiding Director and the Reapers.
Thorns
Headed by Alba Cremisi, known as Scorpio when masked. Thorns is the sword of the organization, performing targeted killings (including internal executions) as well as sabotage. Operates in very small groups or as individuals; have very little contact with anyone but their presiding Director and the Reapers. Individual identities are only known to the Petals.
     
History
Obsidian Rose was formed in 55 A.C. after a great strife ripped through Vale's underworld resulting in the systematic destruction of a now-dead underground hegemony. Its founders are two members of a group once belonging to said hegemony, and with their organizations' leaderships annihilated and membership scattered and in tatters, they sought to be made anew. They threw away the old practices which led them to ruin, instead replacing them with sensibility. To begin, the two founders, Tauranga Rahi and Reinga Mureora, donned two identical masks and searched for old members of the hegemony and took in those who were considered low profile in that it would be unlikely for other eyes to be searching for or recognizing them.

The initial years of the organization can best be described as modest. Obsidian Rose was set on taking on small jobs (though it wasn't as if they were in a position to take on larger ones) while the two founders instead focused on learning the ropes of proper leadership, getting a better feel of the state of the underworld, and working out the structural details of the group. When all was said and done, they adopted the title of the Carolina Reapers as their aliases when under the mask.

As the organization grew, so too did the responsibilities of the Reapers, and before their grasp on the organization could falter, they partitioned the organization into three divisions (Rosebud not being an independent division) with a Director appointed to head each of them.

Obsidian Rose continued to grow in size and function and the ride up was surprisingly smooth. Tauranga and Reinga, having lost their youth, stepped down and let their successors take the reigns in 71 A.C. and 74 A.C. respectively.
« Last Edit: October 27, 2016, 10:55:15 PM by Janus Rogo »
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Izumi Cremisi - Member of Obsidian Rose, Assassin, Thief, Arcade Enthusiast
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« Reply #1 on: October 24, 2016, 10:16:55 PM »

Shadow

Shadow's more striking features are her dual-colored eyes and dark, elegant attire, her attire being the source of her name. She is strict, stern, well-spoken (though terrible at motivation speeches), and prides herself on self-refinement. Due to her rigid demeanor, she is rather detached from her peers; not helping matters, she also exudes an aura of (figurative and literal) coldness, but nobody know for sure why, assuming that it's just part of her semblance. She was wields a sword, but nobody has seen her use it.

Icarus

Icarus was named for his tendency to go above and beyond what is expected of him. He is one of the most outgoing members of the organization: he is sociable, friendly, and loves having a good time with others. His most striking features are his dual-colored eyes and his slick-backed, naturally-magenta hair, and he is typically wearing attire fit for night-clubbing. Icarus is extremely perceptive, easily noticed after spending a good amount of time hanging around him. His reflexes are also always on point leading many to half-jokingly ask what kind of drugs he is on and if they can have some.

Poseidon

Poseidon is friendly, people are typically weary of his presence, in part due to the fact that he likes to tease and prank people and in part because the contrast between his odd complexion and his sharp, teal eyes makes them uncomfortable. He is always carrying a knife and likes to do weird knife tricks on himself, and while he always pulls them off successfully, it tends to feed into the idea that he has a few loose bolts in his head rather than the idea of being skilled and dexterous.

Queenie

Queenie's alias has always confused her, but little did she know that it was suggested by both Icarus and Cherry as they found it funny that she would always dress herself up all the while acting fairly shy and preferring to cooped up inside her room. Aside from that, her only other notable trait is her red/orange eyes. When at social events, she tends to hang out in a dark corner, tapping away at her scroll, chatting only when somebody approaches her.

Jackson

Woody is courageous, prideful, and boisterous when there's no job to be done hence his name. He likes to bond with his comrades through things like social drinking (though he never does it himself). When on the job, he becomes much more forceful, stern, and iron-fisted, making sure things are run as smoothly and efficiently as possible. When people meet him, they often wonder why a man like himself would be in the organization rather than in the military or something along that line to which he replies that the bureaucracy of it all would annoy him to no end and he'd probably end up doing dirty work anyway since he has a tighter grip on how things are run.



Carolina Reaper

One of two Carolina Reapers. Both of their features are purposely identical: rosewood-colored hooded cloak, featureless midnight-blue mask, and a normal scythe. Both also keep their talking to a minimum. There is a slight height difference between the two, though it is only noticeable when they are standing side-by-side which is a rare occurrence; this particular one is the shorter of the two and has a tendency to be in multiple places at once.

Carolina Reaper

Two of two Carolina Reapers, this one's distinct features appearing to be something like precognition. This one is the taller of the two and has a tendency to remain fairly rooted on the battlefield.

Boa

The Director of the logistical division of Obsidian Rose, Stem. Boa dons a rosewood-colored hooded cloak and a featureless, forest-green face mask. Since the mask is distinct among the five leaders, Boa uses a distinct weapon as opposed to the Carolina Reapers who use identical weapons.

Phanti

The Director of the logistical division of Obsidian Rose, Stem. Phanti dons a rosewood-colored hooded cloak and a featureless, wine-red face mask. Since the mask is distinct among the five leaders, Phanti uses a distinct weapon as opposed to the Carolina Reapers who use identical weapons.

Scorpio

The Director of the logistical division of Obsidian Rose, Stem. Scorpio dons a rosewood-colored hooded cloak and a featureless, dirty-gold face mask. Since the mask is distinct among the five leaders, Scorpio uses a distinct weapon as opposed to the Carolina Reapers who use identical weapons.
« Last Edit: October 29, 2016, 11:42:31 PM by Kaliot »
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Sophea Devi Visorith - Beacon Nurse, Gardener, Health Nut, Scholar
Mao Visorith - First-Year Beacon Student, Team SFF[M]
Aurelia Caelius - Beacon Graduate, Huntress, Team [A]URM
Izumi Cremisi - Member of Obsidian Rose, Assassin, Thief, Arcade Enthusiast
Airi Fogden Bicardi - Second-Year Atlas Student, Family Heiress
Avery LeBlanc - Third-Year Atlas Student, Triplet, Duelist, Manipulator, Team SA[L]T | Threads [Team: ]
Yu Mei - First-Year Haven Student
Suna Arevik - First-Year Shade Student, Scavenger-in-Training, Team S[S]MR
Mara Lev - Mercenary, de facto Leader of Siren

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Mahava Plains - The bastion of Eastern Sanus
Obsidian Rose - Valish Criminal Organization

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Re: Obsidian Rose
« Reply #2 on: October 27, 2016, 06:47:54 PM »
Let's move it out of WIP and see what happens.
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Sophea Devi Visorith - Beacon Nurse, Gardener, Health Nut, Scholar
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Aurelia Caelius - Beacon Graduate, Huntress, Team [A]URM
Izumi Cremisi - Member of Obsidian Rose, Assassin, Thief, Arcade Enthusiast
Airi Fogden Bicardi - Second-Year Atlas Student, Family Heiress
Avery LeBlanc - Third-Year Atlas Student, Triplet, Duelist, Manipulator, Team SA[L]T | Threads [Team: ]
Yu Mei - First-Year Haven Student
Suna Arevik - First-Year Shade Student, Scavenger-in-Training, Team S[S]MR
Mara Lev - Mercenary, de facto Leader of Siren

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Obsidian Rose - Valish Criminal Organization

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Re: Obsidian Rose
« Reply #3 on: October 27, 2016, 10:54:50 PM »
Not bad. If you start getting out of hand, or overshadowing the WF or something, we'll step in. Until then, Approved.

Make sure you get your NPCs set up in Character Creation.

 

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