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As expressed on the homepage, Black City is a sort of hybrid between public and private roleplay. Which type of roleplay it leans more toward depends solely on the user's individual preferences. For some users, private messaging may be used exclusively for sharing and secrets, while other users might prefer to act out entire side stories in ecchitexts. Ideally, players will be able to switch back and forth between public and private roleplay in order to show two sides of their characters. The way said character behaves in public and the way they behave behind closed doors where the secrets are in play. In this thread, I will be explaining the general process of how roleplay will work within this club. Note, while doing private roleplay involving a blackmailer or onlooker, that character may just send recordings or photos to a member of Ghost to be documented and held against a victim or an onlooker (who decided to turn victim from their player's decision).
When you first begin, you will have to create your character profile in the Citizen Database. There, you will specify your character's role: Onlooker, Victim, or Blackmailer. For all roles, you will either jump into the main thread and begin roleplaying, or introduce yourself in the OoC thread to discuss your plans with other users! You may want to head to the OoC thread before starting your character profile so that you can get an idea of what type of character you want to play!
Roleplaying as an Onlooker
Onlookers serve the purpose as a sort of control variable. They are supposed to live their lives with freedom from such horrors as blackmail. Of course, they'll find themselves in any number of conflicts, but ultimately they won't have the constant threat of their secrets being exposed. If you are nervous about committing to a victim or blackmailer role, this may be the easiest place to start as you can easily transition into one or the other based on your preferences. An Onlooker doesn't necessarily have to have a dark secret, but that doesn't necessarily mean that they won't. Onlooker's secrets will be kept in Ghost's databases just like victims, although they cannot be purchased by blackmailers. Often, these characters will be interacting with victims and reacting to their odd behavior as blackmailers give them commands in secret. Maybe they'll be turned on by sudden flirtatious attitudes or maybe they'll be horrified by something the victim is made to do. They might find themselves in a position where another character confesses a secret to them, or where they develop their own secret with someone they think they can trust. These situations among many others just might lead to a change in role~
Roleplaying as a Victim
Victims will be forced to accept commands from blackmailers who know their deepest darkest secrets. These secrets will either be confessed directly to a member of Ghost, volunteered by another character who may have found out, or uncovered through roleplay. In order to play a victim, that character must have at least one dark secret in the Ghost's database that hasn't been publicly revealed. However, a character does not have to be publicly labeled as a victim in order to be blackmailed. If a character has no unrevealed dark secrets, they can no longer be blackmailed and will become an onlooker or a blackmailer unless another secret is either confessed or brought up. All secrets within the Ghost's databases are secured. Only members of Ghost and ED Staff will have access to them.
If a blackmailer is being too forceful or demanding and making you feel uncomfortable out of character, please send that blackmailer a private message, and/or post a complaint in the OoC thread explaining your problem. If necessary, staff will take action. That said, please keep in mind the implications of accepting the role of victim. If you have agreed to let somebody blackmail you, and that somebody makes a command for you that fits with your roleplayer preferences, the best we can do is request that they rewrite their command. Please make sure to keep your RP preferences updated, or to openly discuss your limits with your roleplaying partners, to prevent this situation from happening.
Roleplaying as a Blackmailer
Blackmailers will be invited by a member of Ghost to purchase secrets about any character labeled as a Victim. It will be suspicious for a blackmailer to request too much information at once, so each blackmailer may only purchase one secret at a time and must wait anywhere from 1 day to 1 month depending on severity before purchasing another. As such, it is imperative that the user discuss ahead of time if it would be okay to blackmail another user's character. However, secrets may also be discovered in ways outside of purchasing them from Ghost. For example, they may be retrieved through private conversation with the character or they maybe be created through clever use of commands, such as forcing a character to take a nude selfie. Secrets obtained in such ways can be kept between just the two characters, or they can be sold to Ghost in exchange for secret involving another character.
No character may be blackmailed without consent by their player. Any attempts to do so will be considered non-canon unless said otherwise by the victim. These characters are blackmailers in roleplay only.
As the central focus of this roleplay, it is important to establish how blackmail will be handled. It's really quite simple. Once a Blackmailer has learned a secret about a specific character, and that character's owner has given permission, that character may be blackmailed in any number of ways. It is ultimately up to the blackmailer to decide what exactly that means, but generally, this will involve either sending messages to the character (through ecchitext or ecchichat) in order to issue commands to that character to affect their behavior during whatever is going on, or having your blackmailer character physically meet with their victim in order to issue a more physical command.
A blackmail command may look something like this:
Of course, the actual contents of the message depends on what your blackmailer character is like and how much information you're willing to volunteer. The victim will receive this message through ecchitext or ecchichat. In their next post for that character, that player would have their character check their phone at some point to read the message. The victim would then have to make the decision to respond to the message in any way they see fit. They don't necessarily have to play along with the command, but if they choose not to, it is up to the blackmailer whether they want to reveal the secret, or continue to press the character into obeying.
When it comes to commands requiring "photographic evidence," it is enough to simply roleplay the character snapping a photo and sending it to their blackmailer. Although, if you want to go the extra mile and seek out an actual reference photo of your character naked, it would be more than appreciated!
With a roleplay about blackmail, it's only natural that secrets are going to play a big, recurring role. For that reason, it is critically important that you keep your characters' secrets hidden behind lock and key. Secrets should never be listed in the character's public profile. Not even the character's bio. Instead, secrets will be sent directly to a member of Ghost through ecchitexts. In order for a character to be publically labeled as a victim, they must have at least one secret on record in the Ghost's databases. Keep in mind, your character can still be blackmailed as an onlooker, but your secret will have to be discovered by other means as Ghost can only sell information it knows.
In order to submit a secret for a victim, you will send an ecchitext to a member of Ghost using the following template:
Secret: Summary of the character's secret, try to avoid referencing other secrets your character may have.
Potential Consequences: What would happen if this secret got out? Why would this character allow him/herself to be blackmailed over it?
Severity: X/5. How badly would this character try to protect their secret?
People who know: Who knows about this secret? Try to list each character in a bulleted list in the following format:
userA - Victim A userB - Onlooker C [Anonymous Characters] Please try to list each secret you'd like to submit separately. We may modify your submission if we decide it should be split into multiple secrets.
As a blackmailer, your job will be to actively seek out these secrets. The easiest way to do this is to send an ecchitext to a member of Ghost requesting information on a specific character. Remember to make note of which character is requesting the information so that we may keep track of what characters know what secrets. We will tell you how many secrets that character has on file and send the secret to you.
You may only request one secret at a time and will have to wait an amount of time before requesting another, depending on the severity of the secret.
1/5: 1 Day
2/5: 2 Days
3/5: 1 Week
4/5: 2 Weeks
5/5: 1 Month
It is important that you discuss with the owner of a victim first whether or not they would be okay with your character blackmailing there's. We may have leniency on this rule if the owner of a victim character goes inactive, gets banned, terminates their account, etc.
It is implied that all blackmailer characters know the phone numbers and other contact info of their target victim from Ghost.
Note: As alluded to earlier, you do not have to purchase a secret directly from Ghost. You can press for secrets through direct interactions with the character, you can trick that character into doing something that you can blackmail them over, you can even completely bluff your knowledge of a secret. Any devious way you can think to manipulate another character into doing your bidding is on the table, so long as you continue to respect that user's preferences, of course.
Character Identity Information
Name: Kane Hunter
Date of Birth: 15th April, 1995
Origin: Blackberry Falls, Ashaea.
Height: 185.4cm (6.1”)
Weight: 69.6kg (11st 6lbs)
Eye Colour: Blue
Hair Colour: Black
Physical Description: Kane is taller than average for his species and gender but only by a couple of inches. He has a slender body build with very little fat on him due to only being able to eat enough to keep him alive. He does have a good amount of muscle on him, on his arms, chest and legs including a six pack in his stomach. He keeps his black hair at a medium length and rather messily styled as if he had just gotten out of bed. He has deep blue eyes that are set at a slight angle, with a well formed nose and well shaped lips. He has a slender jawline, that does give him a slightly feminine look although it would be hard to mistake him for a women. All it does is give him a pretty boy appearance. He tends to wear dark clothing, usually a dark pair of trousers or top. He has some relaxing clothes that he tends to wear in his room however he has clothes that he wears outside of his room, including around the base. A set of black combat trousers that fit well and held up with a worn black belt. He has a tight fitting T-shirt with a tactical vest on top of it. He wears heavy combat boots that are laced up tightly as well as fingerless gloves that give his hands some protection. On his belt he has a couple of pouches where he keeps things like wire cutters, wires, and pliers along with a gun holster for his pistol. He also has another pouch that is tied onto his left thigh where he also keeps supplies. On the lower half of his left leg he also has a small knife holster. Around his chest and back, is a holster where he keeps his short sword in which he uses in melee combat.
Personality, Traits and Abilities
General Overview: Kane is a rather quiet and introverted man who prefers his own company than that of others. He can find the presence of others trying, but he will put up with it if he has to but he will find any excuse to go off to be alone with his thoughts. He is a hard worker, and can happily involve himself in his work as it brings him a sense of peace. When he works, he tends to want to work alone but will happily work as part of a team. Despite being a part of The King’s raider gang, he isn’t as ruthless or nasty and does actually have a sense of empathy. However, in trying to keep himself in ‘disguise’ he will shoot people to kill, or rape someone. In his opinion, his life is far more important than that of a stranger and in this world, and he can’t afford to risk his own life for a stranger who might not even give him a seconds thought. That said, with the sex slaves that are kept by Tobias, he is considerate of them and is never rough unless they want him to be, or if he is drunk. He can also be the brooding, pensive type, given to bouts of silence as he becomes involved in his thoughts to the exclusion of all others.
Strengths, Skills and Abilities:
Marksman: He is good with a handheld weapon such as a pistol. While not the most skilled at shooting a gun, he is reasonably good and is able to hit his target most of the time. Physical strength: While not as strong as most men in the gang, he still has a good amount of physical strength which he can use to his advantage in combat and moving objects around. Electrical Engineering: Kane has qualifications in electrical engineering, thus he is able to build and repair electronics. He can also find good electronic scrap which he can use to his advantage. He is also quite good at using a computer which is why he is trusted with Tobias’s computer. Basic first aid: While no medic by any stretch of the imagination, Kane knows some basic first aid that can home in useful. Weaknesses:
He is mortal, like most people in this wasteland. He can die from injury or disease, and is vulnerable to the N-virus. Combat: While good with his sword, he isn't too good with hand to hand combat. He can fall prey to someone with better fighting skills and superior strength. Ambitions (Hopes/Dreams): To one day escape The Kings and get to safety.
Hobbies and Interests: Playing with electronics and building new toys with them. He also likes programming on the computer in his lab and playing any of the games in his selection. His work is his passion.
Personal Sexual Information
Sexual Orientation: Bisexual, with a preference for females.
Unprotected sex. Being the one on top. He likes to dominate his partners. If his partner is agreeable, then he likes to fuck rough and deep. He also likes tying his partner up and fucking them senseless. Submissive partners, both male and female. Crossdressing male, especially if they are a trap. If female, he likes sexy clothing and has a weakness for thigh highs. Turn offs:
Being dominated Being forced Being subjected to pain Gore, Vore, Scat and golden showers Penis Length: 10”
Breast Size: N/A
Additional Sexual Information: He has a typical human like cock, which is quick thick especially around the base. He also has a reasonably quick recovery time.
STD History: Clean, thus far.
Father: James Hunter (Deceased)
Mother: Lillian Hunter (Deceased)
Siblings: Olivia Hunter (Deceased)
Children: Lily Hunter (Deceased)
Additional information: He smokes and tends to drink a lot. He also takes other drugs on occasion although nothing serious like heroin or meth.
Awards/Commendations: Masters in Electrical Engineering.
Criminal Record: Clean before the outbreak. After… well, it's a lawless land.
Medical Record: Quite good. Not even been infected with the N-Virus. Diagnosed at the age of four with mild autism.
Bio: Kane was born and raised in Blackberry Falls City in the suburbs. His father was a software engineer and his mother a lecturer at Thorndown University for English. As such he had a very easy childhood, with plenty of food and toys. He had a young sister, Olivia, who was a couple of years younger than he was. The two would sometimes fight, but they loved each other a lot and would always make up afterwards. From a young age, Kane was fascinated with electronics and would always pull things apart to look into them. This did cause him to get into trouble with his parents a lot, especially when he pulled things apart like their current family computer. One of Kane’s difficulties when growing up was that he was never good at being able to articulate himself. He couldn’t communicate properly with his family, and when they missed what he was trying to say, he would become frustrated and angry, often leading to a massive tantrum. His parents took him to a child doctor, who after examining him for a while, came to the conclusion that he was mildly autistic. This allowed them to help Kane to better speak for himself, and for his family to practice better patience and understanding with him which improved things tremendously at home.
Kane started elementary school, but due to his introverted nature he didn’t make many friends and he was often picked on while at school. Not that he cared. He just bent his head down and did his work without giving them the attention that they were craving, even when they became physical. The few friends that he did have, didn’t like to see him bullied but Kane always shrugged it off. He genuinely didn’t care, and would openly call his bullies to their face, cowards and pathetic people. If they tried to get him into trouble for it, he would shrug and say that they were trying to intimidate him and he thought it was cowardly. Kane also told the teacher that she shouldn’t be bothering him with it since, if she had been doing her job properly in the first place, none of this would ever of happened. He had a bit of a nasty habit of telling people the truth even if it hurt. And it got him in trouble with the Principle, who was a lot more understanding than his teacher.
After that incident, his bullies realised how fruitless it was to even bother bullying him and Kane was left alone to his own devices. He worked well through elementary and middle school, before moving onto Mercury High School. It was at this school that he was really able to start getting engrossed in his passion; Electrical Engineering. Before this point, he had been taught by his father about software engineering and computer programming, which he did on a regular basis on his computer at home. But at school he was able to take a dedicated course in electronics which he absolutely loved. He didn’t pay attention much to the sneaking of students to and from the Saint Arc High School, until one of his friends dragged him on such an adventure. It was on this incident that he first lost his virginity. He couldn’t remember her name, but he did remember that she had blonde hair and blue eyes and smelt like roses. His friend had encouraged him to let the girl fuck him, so he did. He had her over some boxes inside of a janitor's closet. It was unprotected as well, and he loved the feeling of the flesh on flesh contact. From that incident, he frequently went with his friends to fuck the girls from Saint Arc. He was also taught from this young age by his father how to handle and fire a gun, as his father felt that the more Kane knew about guns the less likely he was to injure himself or someone else with one.
Once Kane finished high school at the age of eighteen, he immediately went on to Thorndown University to do a degree in Electrical Engineering, which ultimately finished when he was twenty one. He left University and immediately secured a job with a company that was designing and creating a new kind of solar panel that would be more efficient and far more durable and cheaper than current designs. It was at this company that he met a woman by the name of Jane Williams whom he immediately fell head over heels in love with. The feelings were mutual, and the two started dating and having sex. At the age of twenty two, Jane gave birth to a beautiful baby girl, Lily, whom Kane absolutely adored. His parents were thrilled that they had a Granddaughter, and lavished their love in her. Kane thought that everything was going perfectly, and he didn’t want anything to change.
However, then the meteor struck. Like most people, he didn’t pay it much attention. He had watched the news report from his suburban home with his girlfriend. Other than thinking of it as mildly interesting, he didn’t really comment on it and neither did his girlfriend. But then the illness began to spread and Kane began to get mildly concerned. Then, all hell broke loose. As Kane was in Blackberry Falls City, he knew that the dock was the quickest route off of the island. He took his girlfriend and tried to get there, but the army hampered their progress, forcing them to take a longer route which frustrated and angered Kane. While he and his small family were waiting to get past a checkpoint, a horde of zombies attacked the entire group. His girlfriend, who had Lily on her lap, was torn screaming from the car and Kane was helpless to watch the two of them be torn apart and eaten by the mindless horde. He tried to use his gun to kill the attacking zombies, but he was too late. Jane and Lily were dead, and he was forced to flee back into the city. He spent several months trying to survive on his own, grieving for his lost family. He tried to visit his parents home, only to find the corpses of his parents and little sister, meaning that he had no family left in the world.
It was then that Tobias stumbled upon him, along with a group of his raiders. Things were tense at first, but when Kane mentioned that he was an electrical engineer, Tobias offered him a place in his gang. In exchange for food, water and safety, Kane would take care of all of their electrical needs. As Kane was struggling to survive by himself, he agreed and was taken by the gang back to their base. He helped set up the electrical circuits, and the power generation plants that they had on site to power not only their spotlights, but their entertainment systems. He was also able to fix Tobias up a computer for him to use which got him a position of being a ‘special’. It wasn’t all fantastic for Kane, though. He hated Tobias’s demands and learnt very early on that to refuse Tobias meant pain. He usually kept out of the man's way and usually used sex slaves a means of putting a shield between himself and the leader of the raider gang so for the most part, he’s escaped that method of payment. But he hopes to be able to get out of this raider gang and to leave Ashaea for good.
The Kings is a large Raider Gang that operates in the post apocalyptic world of Ashaea. They have a base located at Kalath, which allows them access to most of Ashaea. If one has heard of them, then they know that this is a gang to be wary of. They will kill indiscriminately and will completely strip a location of supplies. They will raid loot from characters, and will happily kidnap and rape their victims. If a victim is lucky, they may be made into a sex slave, or forced to become part of the gang. The gang is highly organised and well armed, almost militarily so, thus they are highly dangerous. For characters who want no part in their sick games, it is best to avoid them as they are as dangerous as the zombies that haunt their streets.
The base itself is surrounded by a makeshift wall, with guard towers that ring around it. With this, they have been able to starve off all attacks from zombies, although they have yet to encounter a dragon. This makeshift wall is made from huge metal cargo containers, wired fencing, barbed wire and various pieces of scrap metal. Ringing around the wall is metal spikes, that are used for zombies to impale themselves on to damage them and make it easier to take them out. It is a designed fortress, that will be almost impossible for other survivors to scale without the proper planning and equipment. The walls are always guarded by gang members, who are always keeping an eye out on not only zombies but also other survivors that they could either kill or capture for making into slaves, either sexual or labour.
Inside, there is a large area where labour slaves toil away growing crops and tending cattle to feed the gang members. These slaves are under constant guard by the gang members, who will not hesitate to beat anyone that steps out of line. The lives of these slaves are hard, as they work all day long and only receive a single meal in a day. They are housed in some small makeshift houses, where they sleep on mattresses on the floor. Their only means for toilet relief is a filthy latrine which they have to clean out themselves, often using it for fertiliser in the fields to increase crop yields. They get only the most basic of medical care, and aren’t allowed to take days off sick. The thought of revolt has never crossed their mind, as they only have access to pitchforks and shovels while the people looking over them are armed with guns.
The gang members themselves live in either the ruins of houses that are encompassed in the camp, or in houses that they have had slaves build for them. They have access to the medical facilities on sight, and the medicine loot that they have on hand. They also have access to the guns, food and water that they have in stock as they are the soldiers of the gang and thus must be kept relatively healthy and satisfied. There is even an entertainment lounge where gang members can watch videos, play games such as pool and drink alcohol from the bar.
The centre of the encampment is dubbed ‘The Palace’ and it is where Tobias King, the leader of The Kings, lives. He lives in absolute comfort and has his every whim satisfied. It is an old office building that is twenty stories high. He lives at the very top, taking up several floors while ‘special’ members are allowed to live in the lower levels of the office such as special sex slaves or well liked members of the gang. He has a large bedroom, that contains a large bed and a wide variety of clothes. Due to the kind of loot that his gang has collected over the past year, he has rooms with his own television, entertainment centre and a working computer. He also has a room completely dedicated to growing cannabis for his own personal consumption. Basically, he lives quite a luxurious life for someone who lives in the apocalypse.
The encampment has their own on-site power generation as well, as they have looted solar panels and gasoline from various sources which allows them to have electricity. This ensures that their spotlights can always be running at night, and their entertainment systems are always functioning. They also have a large storage shed that is filled with the loot that they have managed to collect, including guns, ammo, clothes, miscellaneous items, food and water. It is always heavily guarded and slaves can only enter if they are being escorted.
If any slave, or gang member starts displaying the symptoms of the N-virus then they are likely to be shot on sight. The supply of Necrotacin that they have on site is reserved only for Tobias and his ‘specials’ and the gang will not take chances with infected people in having zombies within the confines of their bases.
The Kings control a good amount of Kalath, but not all of it. While the gang itself is not something that survivors would want to encounter, the zombie population count in the town is relatively low thanks to them. They control several office buildings, and a number of houses but outside of their encampment these are not policed heavily. Outside of town, though, they control a water treatment plant which they defend vigorously. It is this that supplies their encampment with clean water which gives them an enormous amount of power within the region, as they control the biggest source of not only clean water but decent food as well. It also helps them that, due to their numbers and the amount of items that they have been able to look, they have several working vehicles which they use to go on expeditions to reach various destinations quickly.
The Raider gang can often be seen in all areas of Ashaea, including Blackberry Falls although the closer to Blackberry Falls they get, the larger their scouting gangs will be due to the higher numbers of zombies. For survivors the gang can be a blessing and a curse. If caught, survivors will soon regret it. However the gang tends to clear out zombies as they go, which can reduce the dangerous conditions for survivors in lootable areas.
This is an image of Tobias King, the leader of The Kings. He is a ruthless dictator that rules with an iron fist.