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Title: 'Tis The Season: Twelve Days of Vengeance OOC
Post by: Neoadept on December 13, 2009, 09:34:12 pm
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It's that time of year again.  The cameras are watching closer than ever and the troops are out in force because this year, as with every year, Christmas must go perfectly.  A year's toil without break is about to pay off in one glorious day, full of shiny paper, shiny gifts, and new shiny pictures of the family to hang up.  You can even smile when you look at them at work, because that's the only time you see them outside of Christmas.  And you'd better smile, or else the men in green might have something to sing about it.  So be merry and full of cheer, for SANTA (that's Surveillance and Advisory for a New and Terrific Age, by the way) is watching, and his helpers are ready and waiting to whisk you away.

He sees you when you're sleeping, he knows when you're awake.
He tells us what is Naughty, so be Nice for all our sakes.

It's an undisclosed amount of time in the future, but it's far enough that the Christmas season has finally started so early that it never ends.  At some point people forgot quite where God fit into the whole thing, but boy do they remember the cheer.  SANTA's forces, the holly jolly Elves, or Men in Green for the disrespectful, make sure that people are happy and productive.  It takes a lot of work to keep the ecconomic machine that is Christmas moving, after all.  Ever vigilant, they watch for anyone violating the ever changing list of Naughty actions.

But beneath the cheery facade of some lies resentment of their merry masters.  By night the rag tag forces of GRINCH (Group for Resistance and Insubordination against Carols and Holiday) plot to overthrow their oppressors, and this year they're looking forward to Christmas too.  On the twenty fifth, they strike.

So, will you defend the joyful tradition Christmas against it's insane attackers, or strike a blow for the common man against the oppressive regime?

Since this is an RP where people will be taking side, we decided the only fair way to do it was with the Hybrid Rules. (  As the defenders, SANTA forces fit the villain slot and the rolls will reflect that, but don't let that decide who's good and evil for you.

The RP will run until the twenty fifth in real time, with each day in the real world (as determined by GMT) dictating when the next day comes in the RP.  After that, the final day in the RP will be stretched out until New Years to give us as much time as we need for a conclusion.



We have limited time, so let's get this ball rolling!
Title: Re: 'Tis The Season: Twelve Days of Vengeance OOC
Post by: SerenityGrace on December 13, 2009, 10:17:07 pm
Name: Joy Mistletoe

Age: 34

Side: Why Santa of course. What other side is there?

Bio: While some might just do their jobs, Joy really loves hers. To her there is nothing better then Christmas and nothing stops her from making sure it stays that way. That is why she is part of the elite. The Heads of Holiday and Happiness or the Ho Ho Ho's. They are the ones who make sure that every one of Santa's helpers are doing their jobs. If not then they are the one's who make sure they do or else.

They are almost at the top of the Christmas tree. The Ho Ho Ho's mainly deal with internal affairs. Joy always has a beautiful smile on her angelic looking face, even when she is striking fear into the hearts of Santa's helpers. She has the list memorized and will not hesitate to break out her striped cane if you step out of line.

Skills: While she does bake a mean fruit cake and wrap a pretty present, Joy's main expertise is with dealing with the naughty. She has a red belt in Christmas Karate and has candy cane striped nunchucks.

Title: Re: 'Tis The Season: Twelve Days of Vengeance OOC
Post by: Zolinn on December 13, 2009, 10:28:46 pm
Name: Nolan Alvaro

Age: 24

Side: Loosely affiliated with GRINCH

Bio: Nolan grew up throughout his life knowing that Christmas Eve was his birthday. While his parents had never given him anything special on Christmas, SANTA had always ensured his happiness. Just like any other 12 year old, young Nolan decided to go to bed early so that the next morning arrived that much quicker. In the middle of the night, he was unable to sleep. He found himself very awake and quite thirsty, driving him to the refrigerator in the kitchen. As he quietly tip-toed down the stairs, he caught a glimpse of his present. Almost instantly, the house was swarmed. Nolan was held back as his present was drug away and his name was permanently checked onto the "bad list."

Left with little motivation in life, he continued throughout the rest of his young adult life discouraged to succeed. He passed through high school with average grades and applied for a job in the military as soon as he could. After serving his time, he was shipped back to his home. Alone, living off of money from the military, he was forced to find something to do. For 2 years now, he had been planning an attack on SANTA. He would make his stand and fight for the BB Gun he rightfully deserved back when he was 12.


Military Training: He is trained with most forms of weaponry and is an excellent pilot and driver. Throughout his military career, he was known as one of the best gunman in his squad.

Revenge: While some characters might have expert tactics and planning, Nolan is driven almost completely by his passion for revenge. This is it. His one chance to get back at SANTA, allowing him to mentally move on with his life.

Military License: Allows him access to weapons that people like him should most likely NOT have access to.
Title: Re: 'Tis The Season: Twelve Days of Vengeance OOC
Post by: Neoadept on December 14, 2009, 12:52:55 pm
Name:  Yule Goodwill

Age:  56

Side:  The Jolly one

Bio:  Yule has always loved Christmas, not just the day, but the very institution.  Everyone doing what they should in neat little lines, every moment a perfect one.  And it lets him practice his various talents, which he considers the greatest gift of all.

His ascent to his current position began when he was but a boy.  His parents had decided upon some ridiculous presentless Christmas that year because of some rubbish about having to pay the mortgage or the house would be foreclosed.  He, of course, did the right thing and reported them to the authorities.  It was the lawful thing to do, it was the Jolly thing to do, and most importantly it got him into a foster family in time for a proper Christmas.  Of course, later that year he discovered that one of their strings of lights had burned out and not been replaced within the required time frame...

Many years later he has reached the top of the Spirit organization, a division of the Elves devoted to investigation, probing society for the Naughty.  The Spirits of Christmas Past archive everything known about anyone for reference and know all there is to know about you.  Present is always watching.  And Future, which Yule heads, seeks out those who may be planning to threaten holiday cheer, and discover precisely how they intend to do it and who their collaborators are.

Yule really does enjoy his job.


A Very Scary Man:  As a Spirit of Christmas Future, Yule is one of the few who can even consider wearing something as unjolly as black.  In a society filled with bright lights and happy colors, his dour appearance alone discomforts people.  But worse than that is the man beneath the dour exterior, who always seems on the verge of laughing.  And he never seems to laugh with anyone.

Doesn't Ask Twice:  In the course of his job, Yule may take people into a small dark room.  Within this room, after an amount of time entirely up to them, they give him answers.  These answers are not always the truth, but they are always correct, in that they are the answers he wanted.
Title: Re: 'Tis The Season: Twelve Days of Vengeance OOC
Post by: Neoadept on December 14, 2009, 01:31:24 pm
Keith was arrested at his first treaty meeting because this is not a war, it is a regime.  You do not negotiate with SANTA.  Attempting to alter the regime is Naughty.  Naughty people are reeducated for their own protection and the greater good.
Title: Re: 'Tis The Season: Twelve Days of Vengeance OOC
Post by: eropS on December 14, 2009, 02:06:19 pm
Dr. in this Dystopian 1984-esq universe why would you think it would be ok to be outwardly neutral and start another group lol? I don't remember people saying 'oh, who is big brother? Oh, well while I don't agree with him I do not hate him, I will try and talk to both groups'

GRINCH is obviously underground and SANTA totalitarian so... you know... nevermind.

But COAL was clever.

I am seriously considering doing this too, but my worry is time constraints with the holidays and family and swimming. And with a limited time RP i hardly doubt someone with little time would be desirable :P
Title: Re: 'Tis The Season: Twelve Days of Vengeance OOC
Post by: Gorman Conall on December 14, 2009, 02:21:10 pm
Name: Father Alexander Burton

Age: 40


Bio: Father Alexander is the head of a small church, they worship the Christian God but Alexander has a bit more of a go to and get things done attitude. He believes less in miracles and more of God working through his followers, its up to believers like him to carry out Gods will. His group aptly named the bible thumpers carry metal plated bibles for self defense. Alexander during his religious study's found the true meaning and traditions behind Christmas and was enraged by the twisted ways that SANTA had manipulated the once holy holiday.

He joined GRINCH so that he may punish the blasphemers and bring Christmas back to its religious roots. He is always seen in pants with the usual white and black robes covering most of his upper body. He wears a black Akruba on his head.

One day a revolver toting thief broke in to his church to steal the money from the offering jar. He quickly met the heavy blunt impact from a large wooden cross father Alexander carries on his back. He took the revolver and has since kept it with him and has since became a good shot with it.


Redemption: Alexander always carries his revolver, Large wooden Cross and metal plated bible, he is proficient with all three and will gladly use them in his task of putting the Christ back in Christmas.

Thou Shall Not Kill: In cold blood that is, Alexander does not consider the death of the SANTA oppressors murder, and has no problem sending a lead sin absolving bullet in to the brains of his enemy.

Bible Thumpers while not warriors or soldiers by any means, they all support Father Alexander in his holy crusade against the blasphemous SANTA.
Title: Re: 'Tis The Season: Twelve Days of Vengeance OOC
Post by: Yossitaru on December 14, 2009, 02:50:15 pm
Name: Garland Wassail

Age: 39


Bio: Garland Wassail always spent his free time watching the Yule Log burn in the fireplace while listening to Christmas Carols as a child. He eventually gained an interest in the fire itself which eventually caused him to study explosive devices as an explosive expert for SANTA.

He started his career as a bomb squad defuser, to prevent the plots of the less than jolly to ruin everyone's Christmas with present bombs. He was slightly saddened at having to make the bombs unusable rather than seeing them beautifully explode in Christmas cheer. One year, after witnessing a naughty child opening many presents from under one of the communal Christmas Trees before being taken away by an elf squad, Garland finally found an application to bombs within the organization. Suggesting that all of the presents placed daily under the trees should be bombs until December 25th, it was tried the very next year. Another naughty child did indeed try to open the presents early, but was stopped after only one, and was easily taken away by elf squads for recuperation and re-education.

With the success of the present bombs and other explosive application, Garland was quickly promoted to the head of his own group, but with one condition. His direct subordinates must sing Christmas Carols. Always. The carols quickly because his calling card, anytime you hear a carol being sung in twelve part harmony, you know a fiery world of Christmas Hurt is on the way.


Explosives Expert: Garland's explosives are second to none, always exploding at the perfect moment for those who deserve it.

Yule Log: An ever burning log Garland always keeps with him, to help warm his men or to burn those who have been naughty.

Christmas Carolers: Garland's ever present personal guard who also continuously sing Christmas Carols.
Title: Re: 'Tis The Season: Twelve Days of Vengeance OOC
Post by: Krakow Sam on December 14, 2009, 04:52:27 pm
Name: R.U.D.O.L.F (Robotic Underling Designed Only for Laughter and Fun)

Age: Just out of the box! 


Bio: RUDOLF is the culmination of years of careful research and development by SANTA's top toymakers and craftsmen. A transforming, fairy-light festooned enforcer of all that is good and Christmassy. Each precision hoofbeat rings out goodwill to all men as it clatters across the rooftops in search of the naughty and unjolly to dispense Solidarity and Justice (Solstice). Partly autonomous, RUDOLF is programmed to defer to any SANTA officials if ordered.


Shiny Red Nose: RUDOLF's shiny red nose cuts through plate metal and naughty person bones as easily as it does that pesky Christmas Eve fog.

Transforming action: RUDOLF can switch between its quadrupedal mode for fast movement and its bipedal battle form at a moment's notice.

Kung Fu Grip: RUDOLF is fluent in over three million forms of mutilation.

Batteries Included!: RUDOLF is powered by an experimental Plum Pudding reactor. Watch out kids, that's real Plumtonium in there!
Title: Re: 'Tis The Season: Twelve Days of Vengeance OOC
Post by: Gorman Conall on December 14, 2009, 06:08:38 pm
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Active Characters.

SerenityGrace-Joy Mistletoe (
Neoadept-Yule Goodwill (
Yossitaru-Garland Wassail (
Krakow Sam-R.U.D.O.L.F (
Zolinn-Nolan Alvaro (
Gorman Conall-Father Alexander Burton (
Martyk-Chris Noel (
Razonatair-Oly Smilo (
Dr Octagonapus -Leonard Rime  (
Title: Re: 'Tis The Season: Twelve Days of Vengeance OOC
Post by: martyk on December 14, 2009, 07:26:43 pm
Name: Chris Noel

Age: 36


Bio: His whole life Chris was a devout follower of SANTA.  They kept him happy, they kept things orderly.  What wasn't there to love about them?  Throughout his childhood he was a glowing example of what it meant to be on the good list.  He listened to his parents, went to bed on time and was kind and helpful to whomever he met.  That, coupled with a solid mind on his shoulders, meant that there was little surprise when he opted to join the elves upon graduation.

He was quickly transfered into Spirit division, Christmas Past department, and he loved it.  In those gleaming white halls he felt that he was trully making a difference for good in the world.  As his colegues did, he maintained and reviewed files on everyone under Christmas Present's watchfull eye, reporting them to Christmas Future for furthur investigation if they seemed to be headed towards naughtiness.

For a number of years, things went great.  Chris' gleeful devotion to his work allowed him to quickly move up the ranks of Christmas Past.  Many would have said that he would have made department head one day.  That is, until one particular christmas a few years back.  His parents had never arrived for christmas dinner, a crime in of itself and very unlike them.  Any attempts to contact them were met with failure.  It's as though they had fallen off the edge of the Earth.

Investigating this matter furthur in his free time, it didn't take him long to find the source of the problem.  Delving into his parent's files in the Christmas Past database, he found it was mired with contradictions, and events that never took place.  Chris wasn't stupid, he had seen this before, but until now thought nothing of it.  It was without a doubt tampering on the part of Christmas Future.  After all, Christmas Future was never wrong, and sometimes the records had to be... 'updated' with new findings.

From then on, Chris was disillusioned.  He wondered how many others like his parents had been removed simply because Christmas Future said so, the records altered to hide any evidence that wrong had been done.  Chris could not accept this.  He would not.  It was the job of the elves to protect the people against naughtiness, but it seemed as though they had lost sight of this.

Of course, Chris couldn't just come out into the open with his thoughts or his findings, so he continued to toil away with a smile on his face.  Working very carefully, he eventually managed to come into contact with GRINCH, and he now acts as a valuable double agent for the group that will bring about the reform he knows must come.  Even so, only a handfull of people within GRINCH know of his involvement, and even fewer know his identity.


Fingers in Many Pies: As a high ranking officer of the Spirits of Christmas Past, Chris has connections most would not, access to places most  most couldn't get to and knowledge of information most don't even know exists.

Convincing Speaker: As a smart, kind man with a reputation for being a smart, kind man, Chris has little trouble getting people to belive what he needs them to belive for the time being.

Knowledge of Hand-to-hand: As Spirit officers are often lucrative targets for GRINCH assaults, they are often required to take mandatory self-defense lessons, and Chris is no exception.  He can hold his own in hand to hand combat, and if worse comes to worse, he always carries a small christmas light taser on his person.
Title: Re: 'Tis The Season: Twelve Days of Vengeance OOC
Post by: Raz on December 14, 2009, 07:43:42 pm
Are Holly Jolly Insane Elves allowed? Do Elves defect?
Title: Re: 'Tis The Season: Twelve Days of Vengeance OOC
Post by: Zolinn on December 14, 2009, 07:45:06 pm
Also, before we get too involved with this RP, everyone make sure that you read the Hybrid Guidelines found here: (

I hate to sound like a broken record or repetitive, just want to make sure everyone is clear on the rules! :)
Title: Re: 'Tis The Season: Twelve Days of Vengeance OOC
Post by: Neoadept on December 14, 2009, 07:58:43 pm
Are Holly Jolly Insane Elves allowed? Do Elves defect?

The Elves are less a type of person than they are an organization.  An Elf who defects is by definition no longer an Elf.

Which isn't to say they don't defect, as Marty's character shows.

As for Holy Jolly and Insane...  That's practically a requirement for the grunts!  Though you might not want to play a grunt, as they are generally at the bottom of the totem and get used as cannon fodder and manual labor.  They may be lobotomized Naughty people who speak in pre-written rhymes.  We haven't really settled on how messed up Elves are.
Title: Re: 'Tis The Season: Twelve Days of Vengeance OOC
Post by: Raz on December 14, 2009, 08:19:48 pm
Name: Oly Smilo

Age: 26


Bio: Oly grew up with toys and the NOT corporation (Nice-Only Toys), like almost all destined toy-makers do, and began his training in the art of Toy-Making two years after his birth. His parents, too concerned with furthering their own toy-making abilities, never gave him the time of day unless he brought them some new fancy toy, and only gave him more attention if the toys successively attained a higher quality every time he showed them the toy. He had no friends growing up, as it was every toy-maker for his or herself, trying to prove his or herself as the best toy-maker of the batch. In this hell hole of competition, were sown the seeds of Oly's insanity.

As time passed, he surpassed all expectations of him, striving to become the most well-known Toy-Maker in all of Christmas history. Strangely though, no one seemed to notice that Oly had an ever-growing dark side, which happened to be where his inspiration for toys came from. He built successively more random and evil toys in his personal workshop, storing away the maniacal contraptions from any snooping SANTA members. With every nail hammered into place, every bit of metal bent and toys painted, Oly became more and more lost to the abyss that would later become his "mind".

After twenty years of mind-numbingly boring toy-making in NOT's workshops, Oly finally cracked, and unleashed his thousands of contraptions on the world, secretly putting the toys into the delivery bins. He immediately disappeared from NOT, and thousands of innocent children lost fingers, feet, lives, and their own sense of safety to Oly's crackpot toy prototypes, marking him as one of the greatest embarrassments in NOT history.

But Oly would strive only to be the greatest.

He resurfaced a year later, sporting a rag-tag assembly of mismatched clothes, and a few dozen new rhymes that he thought were pretty nifty. Figuring that being gone was too boring, he joined GRINCH just for the hell of it, mostly so he could keep making his special "toys".


Legendary "Toy"-Maker: Oly can make practically any toy. Consequently, Oly can make almost anything look like a toy, but be something else entirely. Rifles disguised as Candy Canes? Check. Toy Robots with a lot of Bang for your Buck? Check. You name it, Oly can disguise it.

Insane: Oly's clinical insanity leads to him being extremely misunderstood by anyone around him, and he does the most random things possible, but he's worth the trouble as long as you can get past the way he stares, unblinking, at you. Having grown up in NOT's elf-wannabe indoctrination program, he figures rhyming as much as possible is the best way to speak, contributing to his insanity.

Naughty Reputation: Oly is pretty high up on the Naughty list, and uses to his advantage, whether he realizes it or not in his twisted, sick little mind. When you're known for having caused the deaths of random people, and having a Holly Jolly laugh at the same time, people can be a little intimidated.
Title: Re: 'Tis The Season: Twelve Days of Vengeance OOC
Post by: Neoadept on December 14, 2009, 08:30:32 pm
That looks good, except that Elves don't make toys in this setting.  They're enforcers, the jolly men in green standing on street corners and making sure things are merry.

The world is pretty consumer oriented though, so change the elf bit to involve some toy making mega-corp and you're golden.
Title: Re: 'Tis The Season: Twelve Days of Vengeance OOC
Post by: Raz on December 14, 2009, 08:44:51 pm
Alright, I think that's everything.
Title: Re: 'Tis The Season: Twelve Days of Vengeance OOC
Post by: Gorman Conall on December 15, 2009, 06:01:12 pm
Hey Dr.Octagonpus, your first character was indeed a very cool concept I quite liked it, the problem was that there is simply no neutral faction in this RP. Now this character you have it seems like you might have not put as much thought in to it.

Here is a quote from the RP guidelines.

Characters who are overtly crazy or insane tend to ruin RPs. They are shallow, have trouble interacting, and usually draw the ire (and the blades) of the heroes.

All of our characters are a bit insane comes with the setting the RP is set in, however Karen might be pushing the boundary a bit.

I believe Neo is setting the RP up today, so if you would like I have no problem helping you come up with a character. Sometimes it helps to bounce ideas off of someone, I wouldn't have been able to come up with quite a few of my characters without the help of others. Please feel free to PM me.
Title: Re: 'Tis The Season: Twelve Days of Vengeance OOC
Post by: Raz on December 16, 2009, 04:50:43 pm
I don't think we can maintain the day thing, there's so much to do in a single day that it can't really be done in a single real day.
Title: Re: 'Tis The Season: Twelve Days of Vengeance OOC
Post by: Gnoll on December 16, 2009, 04:58:14 pm
((Ok, So here's me trying YET AGAIN. If this doesn't work, then the Drawing Board will DIE!!! Third time's the charm, I think.))

Name: Leonard Rime

Age: 18


Bio: When Leonard was younger, it never occured to him that Santa was running everything. He finally found out when his older brother snuck onto the rooftop to try and catch Santa one Christmas. But when Leonard got there, he found something terrible: his brother was gone, replaced with a note: "Your brother has been taken to be re-educated, and will be back with you shortly. Thank you for your cooperation. -S.A.N.T.A." But Leonard's brother never came back. That's when Leonard decided to take action. Along with his dog, a Siberian Husky named Jack Hallow, Leonard travelled the globe searching for his brother. When he learned about GRINCH, he saw an opportunity to get back what had been taken from him and his family.


Jack Hallow: Leonard's best friend, this loyal hound will fight alongside him.
Title: Re: 'Tis The Season: Twelve Days of Vengeance OOC
Post by: martyk on December 19, 2009, 09:43:59 am
So, about that posting...
Title: Re: 'Tis The Season: Twelve Days of Vengeance OOC
Post by: Raz on December 19, 2009, 10:26:22 am
I need to talk to Zolinn about stuff, and I'm currently leaving to England, so I'll be somewhat more intermittent.

-Oly isn't needed to drive the plot forward, guys. Anyway, writing the PM to 'Linn now.
Title: Re: 'Tis The Season: Twelve Days of Vengeance OOC
Post by: Neoadept on December 19, 2009, 11:10:59 am
Sorry folks, I have a project to finish before the semester ends and I'm all tied up until I do.
Title: Re: 'Tis The Season: Twelve Days of Vengeance OOC
Post by: Krakow Sam on December 21, 2009, 11:00:46 am
Someone bust into somewhere and try to steal that robot already! JEEEEEEESE