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  1. Reynar_Tedros Force Ghost

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    "Every e-mail you send, every message you post, every story you make public on the internet has an entire adventure behind it. We here at the Internet Delivery Service thrive to make your life easier by embarking on these adventures, so that your content may be viewed by the rest of the world, or only by the persons you want viewing it. Our fully trained messengers are only the best in the entire Internet, and we can guarantee that we'll have your content sent lightning fast, or you're just plain (this message was brought to you by the Internet Cleaning Centers - Cleaning your messes because we need the money)."

    - Sir Walton Cronenburg, 3 ABI

    From the minds that brought you The Altar of Naught: World of Oblivion and Batman: Legend of the Dark Knight comes an all new adventure of... wow, we just realized how lame this sounds. Apologies for the inconvenience, read on.

    [image=http://img300.imageshack.us/img300/8016/idsdy4.jpg]

    It is the year 17 After the Birth of the Internet (ABI). The Internet has thrived, mostly serving Earthlings, ever since the year 1990 on Earth. The reason for the Internet?s success can be summed up in three simple letters - IDS.

    The Internet Delivery Service was founded by Sir Walton Cronenburg on the day the Internet was born, which was the same day he was born. This service was used to transport content sent from one computer to the legendary ?World Wide Internet Database?, where the content could then be relayed to every single computer throughout the world.

    The IDS has continued its reign over the Internet for seventeen Earth years, and is consistently growing everyday. However, opposing forces rise to eliminate the service so that they can claim the Internet for their own. One of the most prominent enemies of the IDS is the sinister Count Spamalot, who wishes to take over the Internet to fulfill his dream of controlling the minds of all innocent bunny rabbits, so that he can make them eat more grass.

    Yes, he?s perfectly insane.

    But, all that aside, forget all the life threatening dangers, the simulated dinosaurs who pursue you so they can eat you alive. Forget the sinister carrot ninjas, who can destroy you with what they called their "1337 N!NJ@ skillz" (we don?t understand it either). Forget the malevolent forks, whose only purpose in life is to poke fun at you (pun intended, we are so clever). Just get out there and do your job. And leave the rest to Lunesta (no magic green butterflies were harmed during the writing of this unfunny introduction).

    [image=http://www.lqgroup.org.uk/data/images/originals/ovaljhowellmy-pictureswebpixold-surfer-183.jpg] (wonder what kind of e-mail he?s sending? she, sorry)

    Greetings, Internet surfer, and welcome to IDS: The Internet Service You Take For Granted (and yes, we do hold it against you, ungrateful Earthling). Basically, you?ll play a messenger for the IDS in this RPG. What you?ll be doing is taking e-mails, message board posts, etc. from the computer that is sending them, and delivering them to the World Wide Internet Database (WWID) in what seems to be a normal world, but is actually really, really, really, really, really small (it is the internet, after all). That?s it, that?s all you have to do. Oh, and there have been cases of obstacles like carrot ninjas and dark lords who wear high heels and lipstick and call themselves "Lord Gard" (unscramble that, petty Earthling!), but you needn?t worry. We have health benefits (terms and conditions apply).

    The GM (his name?s Reynar... something, whatever, he?s not important enough to remember anyway) will guide you along the journey from the sending computer to the WWID, and will control all NPCs (yes, even Lord Gard).

    *flips papers*

    And we think that?s about it. Just read through the rules, fill out the character sheet, and PM it to what?s-his-name for approval, and you?re all set to go. :)

    [image=http://www.yellodyno.com/graphics/internet_surfer.jpg]

    Rules!

    1. Obey the TOS!
  2. SephyCloneNo15 Jedi Grand Master

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    Apr 9, 2005
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    (ooc: so, I'm still a tad confused. Are we playing as the messengers themselves or their avatars? Is this like Mega Man Battle Network where we would be controlling virtual messengers along the Internet, or are we actual flesh and blood messengers who run around through a series of tubes?)
  3. Penguinator RPF Modinator and Batmanager

    Manager
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    star 5
    OOC: I have joined, regardless.

    Edited to Add CS

    Name: David Bowie
    Age: Immortal - It doesn't matter.
    Gender: Male
    Appearance: [image=http://s95084514.onlinehome.us/images/blog/bowie_collage.jpg]
    He has been known to appear in any one of these forms.
  4. Reynar_Tedros Force Ghost

    Member Since:
    Jul 3, 2006
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    SephyClone15: We'll be controlling virtual messengers, yes. Not exactly flesh and blood, per se, but "people" who live inside the Internet. It's pretty much like any mail carrier in the US. They pick up their mail, just like the messenger picks up the e-mail or whathaveyou. Then they take it to a checkpoint (at least I think that's how it goes), just like the messenger takes the e-mail to the World Wide Internet Database, or WWID. Hope that clears things up, if you have anymore questions, please don't hesitate to ask. :)
  5. sword_of_raditz Jedi Grand Master

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    Jun 2, 2005
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    Approved by the GM

    Name: Vegeta
    Age: 26 in anime years
    Gender: Male Saiyan
    Appearance: [image=http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/e/ee/The_super_elite_saiyan.JPG]

    He can read people's power levels too! >:eek:

    Name: Benito Mussolini
    Age: Born July 29, 1883. You do the math.
    Gender: Male
    Appearance: [image=http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/e/ee/Benito_Mussolini_1.jpg]
  6. Zedd-Vega Jedi Grand Master

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    Dec 13, 2003
    star 5
    Smokey_Teh_Bare Approved

    Name: Shinnosuke "Shin" Nohara
    Age: 5
    Gender: Male
    Appearance:
    [image=http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/thumb/1/10/Shin_Chan_14.jpg/483px-Shin_Chan_14.jpg]
  7. NickLitYouAFlame Force Ghost

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    Feb 27, 2007
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    Reynar Approved because my character is just that good. Read 'em and weep.
    Name: Applejacks McGee
    Age: 23
    Gender: Male
    Appearance: Tall, handsome and muscular. Wonder why he works at IDS. He has red hair and is tan. Not fake a, legendary, real tan. He has been described as Hot, awesome, ?da bomb?, and hot. He wears many different shirts that just happen to be the same color and logo. He wears jeans but not skinny jeans because then he would be a freak and nobody wants that. He wears normal jeans with normal holes and normal patches. He could be described as normal. Yet amazingly awesome and overly fantastic. Applejacks is 6?4?. Worship him because he is cooler than you.
  8. DarthSubZero Jedi Master

    Member Since:
    Nov 10, 2006
    star 4
    GM Approved

    Name: Jeff (actually Urien, but he's high...why do you think he's wearing only underwear? [face_worried] )
    Age: 50
    Gender: Male
    Appearance: http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/b/b1/Urien_SF.jpg
  9. CmdrMitthrawnuruodo Force Ghost

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    Lol... sounds a bit like Tron. Computer People!
  10. Penguinator RPF Modinator and Batmanager

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    OOC: This game assumes, of course, that you're all familiar with Bowie's shape-shifting powers.
  11. NickLitYouAFlame Force Ghost

    Member Since:
    Feb 27, 2007
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    Yes yes I am back. Worsh.. just kidding. This one is an idiot. But if you are lower than an idiot go ahead worship him.

    By the way this message has been approved by Reynar Bo-Beynar

    Name: Hombre Gordo
    Age: 27
    Gender: Male
    Appearance: Hombre Gordo means Fat guy. Hombre is the exact opposite. He is a leprechaun like man. He has a bowl cut and wears a green suit that is two sizes too small. He is hard core. He ripped off the sleeves of his IDS shirt. He actually was fined for this, but he doesn?t know yet. Hombre has black hair and a Manchu. He also has a goatee. Hombre has been docked pay because of the facial hair too. He tries to look smart by twirling but everyone knows that his mind is blank. Hombre can usually be singing something about Berries and Cream. But don?t worry we docked his pay. Hombre wears striped blue and red pants. We docked his pay for that. He smells like a chipmunk. That results in a pay dock, in case you were wondering.
  12. DarthSubZero Jedi Master

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    Nov 10, 2006
    star 4
    OOC: BERRIES AND CREAM! *paydocked*

    When do we start?
  13. Reynar_Tedros Force Ghost

    Member Since:
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    CmdrMitthrawnuruodo: I've honestly never seen Tron, so any similarities between this game and that are purely coincidental. Seriously. [face_worried]

    Penguinator-176: David Bowie has shape shifting powers? Astonishing!.

    DarthSubZero: The game will start in approximately two days on Friday, April 20th. That way we can start the weekend off with a bang. ;)
  14. CmdrMitthrawnuruodo Force Ghost

    Member Since:
    Jul 1, 2000
    star 6
    Approved


    Name: GeneralFeldmarschall Erwin "Das Wüstenfuchs" Rommel
    Age: 52
    Gender: Male
    Appearance:
    [image=http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/4/46/AKrommel.jpg]

    Name: Major General Maximilian Veers
    Age: 43
    Gender: Male
    Appearance:
    [image=http://images.wikia.com/starwars/images/thumb/4/4d/Veers-hd.jpg/600px-Veers-hd.jpg]
  15. sword_of_raditz Jedi Grand Master

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    zomg Columbine reference!
  16. Reynar_Tedros Force Ghost

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  17. sword_of_raditz Jedi Grand Master

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  18. NickLitYouAFlame Force Ghost

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    Feb 27, 2007
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    That's tommorow. Sh.. I mean crap.
  19. Reynar_Tedros Force Ghost

    Member Since:
    Jul 3, 2006
    star 6
    OOC: Welcome to the game, folks.


    The IDS Headquarters; Assembly Room

    Sir Walten Cronenburg cleared his throat as the last of the IDS filed into the capacious assembly room, which had white walls with white tile flooring. It was very bright. It was also the dawn of a new year for the IDS, and that meant that an assembly was in order, to remind everyone of their duties as Messengers and to give out routes for that day.

    Cronenburg looked over the nine Messengers present. ?Good day,? he began. ?As you all are aware, or should be anyway, unless you?re a rookie, in which case there?s no possible way you could be aware...? Cronenburg had an unshakable habit of going off-track with his monologues? ?your job is not an easy one. Delivering internet content from the sending computer to the WWID is hardly a breeze. You?ll face perilous dangers, some that threaten your existence,?? Cronenburg could have sworn that he heard a snicker in the background after he uttered the word existence? ?some that threaten your dignity, and some that threaten both. These dangers range from garden gnomes seeking vengeance for people spraying water and other? forms of liquids on them, to super powered badasses that only wear trench coats and hoods that cover their faces.? How dull could they get? ?Either way, your job remains the same, and it is your duty to rise above these obstacles for the good of mankind.

    ?Now, to your routes for the day. You all will be split into three groups of three. Mister Bowie, Mister Vegeta, and Mister Nohara, you will start from computer 949-843-666539. You will trek across fertile hills with beautiful green grass and sprouting flowers. It is highly recommended that you take hairspray and motor oil with you.

    ?Mister Jeff, Mister McGee, and Mister Veers, you will start from computer 7665464-47-223. You will travel along a snow covered path with a myriad of boulders. It is highly recommended that you take bubble gum, lots of it, and printer ink with you.

    ?Mister Mussolini, Mister Gordo, and Mister Rommel, you will start from computer 86824-843-428. You will journey through an active rainforest, complete with tall trees that stretch as far as the eye can see and winding rivers throughout. It is highly recommended that you take headphones and crayons with you.

    ?Well, that about covers it, gentlemen. Feel free to socialize amongst yourselves, get to know who you?ll be working with, and embark on your quest when you are prepared.?


    OOC: The computer numbers have messages that you can decode using a phone. They don't have anything to do with the story, so it's optional. But it rocks. Because I made it. :)/>/>
  20. Zedd-Vega Jedi Grand Master

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    OOC: Do you really think it wise to pair Mussolini and Rommel together? *takes a gander at the thread title and shakes his head* Nevermind. Nothing wise can come from this...

    And our group's number is why-the-monkey. [face_monkey]

    Shin

    IDS Headquarters; Assembly Room


    The five-year-old Shin eyed the people gathered around, especially the two he was to be "traveling" with and folded his arms over his chest, lips pouted outward. "These guys don't have anything on Action Bastard." Shin stated boldly, looking at Vegeta with much contempt. "You know he beats up veggie-guys like you," Shin leaned forward and picked out a wedgie from his bum and stared at Bowie, his dark eyes widening in horror. "This guy looks like Principal Ench!" The kindergartener found himself staring and hopped back in line before looking to the old guy who gave them their mission perameters.

    "So we need hairspray and motor oil? Is this gonna be like when Shiro peed on my mom's bed and we she had to light the sheets on fire?" Shin's eyes brightened. "We're starting a fire?!"


    TAG: Team Monkey
  21. Reynar_Tedros Force Ghost

    Member Since:
    Jul 3, 2006
    star 6
    IC: Sir Walton Cronenburg
    IDS Headquarters; Assembly Room

    "So we need hairspray and motor oil?" the five-year old known as Shin inquired. "Is this gonna be like when Shiro peed on my mom's bed and we she had to light the sheets on fire?" The boy's eyes brightened. "We're starting a fire?!"

    "If you want to, yes," Cronenburg responded stiffly. He farted, and his assistant, Maria, fainted behind him, but he continued on as if nothing had happened. "But considering you'll be traveling atop grassy hills, I wouldn't recommend it unless you've got the proper gear."

    Tag: Zedd-Vega, All!
  22. sword_of_raditz Jedi Grand Master

    Member Since:
    Jun 2, 2005
    star 5
    IC: Vegeta...Last Name...
    Location: IDS Headquarters

    Bah! None of these silly non-saiyans could match his super non-silly saiyan powers. He was a prince. A saiyan. A saiyan prince with princly saiyan powers crafted from former saiyans that were saiyan princes before the saiyans became saiyan kings and married another saiyan and had saiyan love and had saiyan kids and those saiyan kids became saiyan princes who did saiyan games because they were saiyans and that's how they rolled.

    But Vegeta was different. He was a saiyan. A saiyan prince, for that matter. He hadn't quite become a saiyan king because he was still a saiyan prince, even though the former saiyan king, who was once a saiyan prince but now a saiyan king because one cannot be a saiyan prince forever unless you die before you are a saiyan king in which case your not a saiyan prince anyways but a dead saiyan who is not a saiyan prince or a saiyan king, was dead, he was still a saiyan prince because the saiyan who was the father of the particular saiyan named Vegeta named his next in line to become a saiyan king as James Madison, who wasn't a saiyan but was now a saiyan king even though he wasn't a saiyan so he wouldn't be a saiyan king at all instead he would just be a normal king.

    So the saiyan named Vegeta walked up when someone who wasn't a saiyan, and all the other non-saiyans, in fact, there wasn't even another saiyan, perhaps no saiyans for 3845738473927829492387 miles or something.

    So the saiyan waited for the non-saiyan to finish his non-saiyan speech that was strictly non-saiyan in it's saiyan-esque-ness. When the non-saiyan words arranged into non-saiyan lines full of non-saiyan verbs and non-saiyan nouns and non-saiyan prepositions and non-saiyan adverbs and non-saiyan adjectives and all the non-saiyan stuff like that, the non-saiyan who was saying all this non-saiyan stuff was done with his non-saiyan speech and a non-saiyan silence descented on the non-saiyans, except Vegeta was really a saiyan so he was partying hard with a bunch of invisible saiyans.

    As they finished the non-saiyan silence Vegeta was paired up with a non-saiyan and another saiyan who actually wasn't a saiyan because he was a non-saiyan and why Vegeta named the non-saiyan a saiyan was a saiyan mystery for all saiyan time. The non-saiyan then said, "You know he beats up [saiyan] veggie-guys like you [saiyans]," he non-saiyanly said in a non-saiyan fashion. Then the non-saiyan kid who was clearly non-saiyan asked a non-saiyan question about trivial non-saiyan things such as hairspray and the non-saiyan substance known to non-saiyans as motor oil, to which another non-saiyan replied like a non-saiyan would. Vegeta laughed like a saiyan would laugh. He didn't know why. It was because he was a saiyan, but his saiyan instincts didn't tell him that saiyan bit of saiyan knowledge.

    "What a bunch of non-saiyans!" said Vegeta who was a saiyan because he couldn't not be a saiyan because he was a saiyan prince and it wouldn't make sense for a saiyan prince to not be a saiyan.

    ...

    Saiyan.


    Tag: Non-saiyans

    ---

    IC: Benito Mussolini

    The election had gone exceedingly well, and Benito reveled in his new position as a IDS worker. He would rise to power beyond this stepping stone and become Giornalista of all of Italy. Then he would make ties to the Fuhrer and the Emperor and...that dude in Russia. For a bit. He didn't really like that dude in Russia. Too...Russian or something.

    Benito walked into the headquarters followed by a screaming parade of confetti and happiness, riding in a motorcade. He stopped in front listening to a speech, then they all clapped and more confetti rained about.

    He was partnered with Rommel...he had heard good things about Rommel when he talked to Hitler on AIM.

    Sadly, Gabriele D'Annunzio wasn't here, but he got tired of the feminine sounding name anyway after a while. Gabriele? I mean who names their kids that?

    Mussolini, however, waited for the others to move first. He was in a comfy motorcade. And gas prices costed
  23. Penguinator RPF Modinator and Batmanager

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    David Bowie

    Team Monkey, eh? thought David Bowie. The small child began to stare at him awkwardly. David Bowie contemplated spooking him for a laugh, but though against it. That wouldn't be the proper thing to do.

    Then the child began talking of fires. David Bowie had only one thing to say to him, "I've got the hairspray if you've got the oil."

    It would appear odd that David Bowie would be a simple internet courier, but the reasoning behind it was simple. His next few albums were merely waiting to be released, so in the meantime, David Bowie did simple and interesting jobs to amuse himself. Being the Sovereign of the Guild of Calamitous Intent was a busy job, but this was his vacation.

    "Bloody odd vacation," he mumbled to himself.

    Tag: Team Monkey
  24. CmdrMitthrawnuruodo Force Ghost

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    Erwin Rommel

    IDS Headquarters

    I have to work with the Italians? And an arrogant one at that? groaned Erwin as he watched Mussolini enter beneath fanfare and confettie in a motorcade. Give me Germans over Italians any day! Carefully the German Feldmarschall plucked bits of confetti from his uniform with distaste and listened to Sir Cronenburg give out the assignments.

    Crayons? he thought. Headphones? He began to wonder how sane the Fuhrer was when he reassigned him to this job. Slowly he stood up, tugged at the bottom of his jacket and walked over to the two people he unfortunately had to work with.

    "Herr Mussolini," he greeted with a slight bow. "Herr Gordo," he nodded.


    TAG: sword, Reynar, Nick

    Maximilian Veers

    IDS Headquarters

    "Snow and boulders, you say? Ha, nothing that which my Walkers cant easily handle!" Veers boasted confidently. "But why bubble gum and printer ink?" He was confused with that part. Surely they werent expected to defeat any rebels or terrorists with those? Then again, he was employed to a strange company from what he gathered from this Sir Cronenburg and the others around him.

    One man he could easily identify as a fellow soldier if not for another military. The rest... he didn't know who or what they were. The man with the black spikey hair looked like he belonged to some punk group on Coruscant.


    TAG: SubZero, Nick, Reynar
  25. sword_of_raditz Jedi Grand Master

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    Jun 2, 2005
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    IC: Benito Mussolini
    Location: IDS Headquarters

    As Benito waved slightly to the crowd about him, he recognized Rommel as the man approached. He was a good Fieldmarshall from what he had heard, and it would be quite pleasant to have him on the team for now.

    Or at least, insofar as the man was useful to Mussolini. He wouldn't have any extra connections lingering around for long.

    "Herr Mussolini," Rommel greeted with a slight bow.

    "Ah, my good Feldmarschall! I have heard many good things about you from the Fuhrer, it seems. How goes your invasion of Africa? Quite well, I'd assume? Indeed, indeed. Marching onto that Cairo, tiring it would be, I would guess. Yes, hmm. I'm busy dealing with that damned Operation Husky and all of the allies's machinations thereof. Can't seem to leave an Italian in peace, it would be natural to guess. Well, enough of that. I wish not to weary you with politics at the moment. At least, not with this crowd around, that is." Mussolini smiled and waved to the crowd who had noticed nothing, instead concentrating on more of the...frothing at the mouth and other such interesting activities. These people were only all too easy to conquer. Promise them a train system, they give you the entire country.


    Tag: Rommel

    OOC: Before I go any further as is, Mith, I'd like to know if you want to limit our characters to certain eras or years, so as to leave some facts and personalities invisible therefore, or at least for the sake of a more accurate narrative, instead of all of this jumbled insanity. Not saying jumbled insanity is wrong, though. That's why you joined, is it not? :p
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