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Mage Applications / Re: Dustin_Tusk | Arete 1 | Avatar Rating 5 | Orphan
« Last post by diplo on May 25, 2018, 05:40:44 PM »
application is now good for the character but i canít speak for how it goes for the avatar rating 5
upto rudy to decide in final

iíd accept it even at lower avatar ratings (if requirements fit)
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Mage Applications / Re: Dustin_Tusk | Arete 1 | Avatar Rating 5 | Orphan
« Last post by Iron on May 24, 2018, 07:41:06 PM »
Should be fixed now.
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Character Profiles / Re: Miroslav Miodrag Reznev
« Last post by Skeeper0 on May 24, 2018, 02:16:41 PM »
Well u understand the village ur character is from it's the most cold in the world right? I found crazy how would you to survive in the outside as wolf under temperatures about -30 degrees

exactly for the fact that he is a werewolf, thats how he survives
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Character Profiles / Re: Miroslav Miodrag Reznev
« Last post by K3im4 on May 24, 2018, 02:09:34 PM »
Well u understand the village ur character is from it's the most cold in the world right? I found crazy how would you to survive in the outside as wolf under temperatures about -30 degrees
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Demon Applications / Re: Ava_Tremble ;; Asharu ;; Faustian
« Last post by Seaside on May 24, 2018, 01:58:57 PM »
Modified. Forgot to edit that
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Vampire Applications / Vernon_Norfolk ;; 7th Generation ;; Toreador
« Last post by Hades on May 24, 2018, 01:30:15 PM »
Vampire Application

General questions:

1. What comes to your mind when the word vampire arises? What is a vampire in a human view and what is it from a vampire's own view? How different are standard folklore and World of Darkness vampires?

The word "vampire" is usually used to spook superstitious people in the past, nowadays it's just a part of a folklore which is used to scare little children. In folklore, a vampire is the creature of night which needs to feed on the blood of the living to prolong it's eternal life. Differences between folklore vampires and the WoD ones are huge, for example, the folklore vampire is repulsed by garlic, is afraid of crosses and can turn humans into vampires simply by biting them. WoD vampire is not repulsed by mere garlic, crosses have no effect and if vampires turned humans into monsters that easily, the world would be overrun by them. The vampires in WoD have their own politics, beliefs and rules and they must hide their true nature by blending in within the human society in order to survive. Vampires do not age, and time means little to them since they are immortals, the only real threat to a WoD vampire is fire. Naturally, fire comes in many forms, but the most common threat of fire is the sunlight. Staking the vampire pretty much comes as advertised in the movies, but not completely. Stake only paralyzes the vampire if it catches him in the heart, it does not destroy him. Humans think that they sit on top of the food chain, but they are wrong. Vampires hold that privilege, and they guard it jealously. They have sharper senses, faster reflexes, speed, strength, mind and emotional disciplines, and when you take into consideration that they do not age or die naturally... You have a natural born predator, with centuries old experience. 

2. What kind of consequences could possibly arise were a vampire be outed to the general public? What sort of action would be taken by various governments and the people? For this reason, do you think vampires should take the chance of coming out clean or should they rather stay hidden?

The less mortals know about supernatural existence, the easier it is for the vampires to blend in and operate within the society. Basically, they are free to manipulate the world of the living as they please, as long as they don't attract too much attention to themselves or the "organization", thus revealing the supernatural existence to the mortals. As i stated above, vampires have their own politics, beliefs and rules. One of the most important rule is the "Masquerade". A vampire must remain hidden at all costs, and if the vampire was stupid enough to reveal his nature, he must either fix his mistake however he is able, or face the punishment. Too many mistakes, and the vampire will be ashed by his own kin, simply because rules abide them all, and one kindred's mistake is considered unacceptable. "Keep the vampires secrets a secret, and you're making life easier on all of us". Humans usually don't know how to act when they see a vampire. In their panic, they'd mostly run away from the scene, and those that stay to fight the creature must have a death wish. Those who run away are usually hunted by the vampire, relentlessly, in order to keep his existence hidden. A vampire may choose how to deal with a mortal properly. Dominate is a discipline that comes to mind in such moments, ghoulifying process is second option, and the last option that vampire would use is to kill.

3. What are The Traditions? Who enforces them and how do the vampires view it?

The traditions are the set of laws that hold the kindred society together. The laws are heavily enforced by the Camarilla, and even the slightest mistakes are frowned upon simply because vampires are on top of the food chain and as such, breaking one of the rules is not tolerated. There are six rules in total, the "Masquerade" is considered as the most important one of them. Hiding the existence of vampires. "Domain" is another rule that is enforced by the Camarilla, and it is kindred's own hunting ground, whoever enters it must present himself, and obey the ruler's word since his authority is absolute within his domain. "Progeny" is a law that prevents vampires from creating childers left and right. If a vampire wants to sire a vampire, he must ask for elder's permission. Should he create a childe without the permission however, the sire and his own childe will be executed. "Accounting" is part of the progeny rule as well, and if the childe makes a mistake, it is the sire who is held responsible, at least until he releases his progeny. "Hospitality" is something i already mentioned above, and it is linked with the "Domain" law. Kindred must honor the domains of others, and as stated above, present themselves to the ruler OF ANY DOMAIN they visit. The last law is "Destruction", it is reserved only for elders, they are the only ones that can issue a "Blood hunt". The blood hunt is the right to ash any kindred that broke any of the said rules above more than once. Most of the vampires follow the traditions, but there are some of course that reject to submit under Camarilla's rule. One such faction is called "Sabbat". Vampires don't exactly have "a good side", but between Camarilla and Sabbat, well... Sabbat is the bad one, no doubt about that. They are complete opposite, and they are in a constant perpetual state of war against each other.

4. What is a Clan?

A clan is basically a family of sorts in which the kindred was embraced. Each clan has it's good sides and bad sides, and the kindred usually pick the humans that "fit" their clan before the embrace. In total, there are 13 known clans, and they are all founded by the "Antediluvians", members of the third generation. There were other clans as well, but they were lost through the ages. For example the Cappadocian purge that was orchestrated by the Giovannis, and Salubri that consist of few vampires and can barely even be called a "bloodline" today.

Assamites are considered to be assassins and mercenaries for hire, they have no affiliation with the Camarilla due to their clan weakness which is the "diablerization", so they tend to keep to themselves, operating mostly in the middle east independently. Another independent clan comes from the similar place as Assamites, their name is "Followers of Set" or simply "Setites". Their name derives from the Egyptian god Set, whom they believe created them. Strongly susceptible to sunlight's rays, they tend to operate in the dark, and simply can't stand being under the bright light.  Brujah were once seekers of the knowledge and lore, now they are nothing more than thugs and rebels with short fuse. Gangrels are vampires who are closest to their inner beast, which may leave a mark on their bodies during a frenzy. They were one of the founding clans that created Camarilla, but eventually, they simply turned independent as well. Giovanni is more of a family rather than a clan, but either way they gained a clan status. Their goal is simple, money, power and necromancy. The Giovanni's are responsible for the clan Cappadocian's downfall, since they usurped them, and wiped them out. The mysterious Lasombra clan, the shadow clan, leaders of the Sabbat, are feared because of their elegant control over shadows. They cast no reflection as their clan weakness, but same as the Setites, they are susceptible to sunlight. The ones that are cursed with insanity, known as Malkavians are one of the strongest Camarilla clans, usually feared amongst the kindred because of their strong perception. The "sewer rats" also known as the Nosferatu are the most disfigured clans. Their skin may decay, their fangs can be seen clearly, boils, hunchback, or any other disfiguration may befall them as well. They tend to stay in the sewers, out of sight, out of mind. Although they have their uses. Any information that you may require, they most likely have it, and they jealously hoard it. Ever heard of shreknet? Ravnos, the gypsies, the thieves... They can't help but steal. It is their weakness. Masters of trickery and deception, they will fool your mind to see something that it's not there. Founders of the Camarilla, the Toreadors, also known as the "Degenarates", are the most sensual and beautiful of all the kindred.  They use that beauty to blend in easily within the crowd, and tend to enjoy life's pleasures to their fullest. The tremere are considered the mightiest of clans, simply due to their mastery of the thaumaturgy. Tzimisce, the lords of flesh and bone, sculpting them however they please, yet they cannot rest without the soil that was important to them during their mortal life. The Ventrue, vicious and cunning looking for more and more power. Ruthless capitalists that rule the world today, even if it means at the expense of the others. There are of course those who are flawed or have an unknown lineage. These vampires are simply called "Caitiffs", abandoned by their sires. They don't know from what clan do they hail due to that fact, and because of that, they suffer no weaknesses, but learning disciplines may prove challenging to them.

5. What is a Bloodline?

A bloodline is basically a smaller branch of a clan that gives more diversity within kindred society. If a vampire is strong enough, he can create his own bloodline, and any childer that is embraced by that vampire will be considered his bloodline, it will not be from an antediluvian ancestor. That of course is not the only way to create your own bloodline, there are many other ways such as mystic rituals, flawed embrace, encounters with gods, spirits, and so on... The variants of blood do not necessarily qualify someone to be a bloodline, these are offshoots of the main clans that have some differences but are still considered to be of the parent clan. For example, Toreador antitribu is still a Toreador. There are cases of course that some bloodlines do not inherit their parent clan weakness or disciplines. There are many, MANY bloodlines amongst the kindred society, and naming them all would prove a challenge indeed.

6. What sort of process is an embrace? What's diablerie? Why are both of these practices so commonly heard about? What's the view on these two?

The "embrace" is a process between the sire and the would-be childe. In order to create a childe, a vampire (sire) must drain all the blood from the mortal, and once the mortal is dead, sire must feed the corpse with some of his vitae, "embracing" him into the clan. It is not a common thing however, and if someone wishes to sire a childe, must always seek permission from the elders. Diablerie is considered to be an awful act by the Vampires, something similar to "cannibalism" and how the humans view it. Diablerie basically means the consumption of kindred's blood BY ANOTHER VAMPIRE up until the point of the final death. If a vampire decides to consume the blood of another kindred, that would mean losing their humanity and endulging the beast within. On the flip side, it can also grant him power greater than his own. But no matter what, the Camarilla will hunt down and punish the diablerists, so it is not advised to endulge in such actions.

7. What are the vampire generations? How far do they stray from the original? What are these generations? Does generation measurement exist within the society?

Generation indicates how far the vampire is removed from Caine, the original vampire. It is like a family tree of sorts. Caine is considered the first generation, his childers are second generation, and like i said before, the Antediluvians are the members of the third generation which created the modern clans today. It is a measurement of power and influence within the kindred society, and the closer you are to the Caine, you are more revered and respected. Generation is also a measurement of the vampire's power, the potential which he may live up too. For example, generations that are under 8th can raise their traits to superhuman levels, learn advanced discipline powers, and much more. All that because they are of lower generation, and like i said, the closer you are to the Caine, the stronger your potential is. When a vampire sires a childe, the chile is one generation higher than his sire. What needs to be mentioned is that here is no other way to lower your generation. None. Other than diablerie, which is basically considered as what humans call "cannibalism", and if others find out about what you've done, you are sure to suffer your final death. 

8. What are the two notable Anarch Revolts? What sort of effect did they have upon the vampires?

In order to understand what "Anarch revolt" is, you must understand the "Anarch Movement" in itself. Basically, they hate the elders, they hate that they hold all the power, and they think that every kindred is equal. That is basically the "Anarch Movement". The two revolts which happened have undoubtedly shaped the history of the kindred society. The GREAT revolt, also known as the first Anarch revolt started during the inquisition times in the 15th century. The second anarch revolt started around 1944 in Los Angeles, where Anarchs killed the prince and many other elders. Eventually, they would form their own state, simply called "Anarch Free State". The effect of those revolts has changed the kindred society to extent. They have broken the Elder's shackles that control the younger kindred. The system of blood lineage, clan loyalty, and feudal power that gripped the society since feudal ages had no meaning anymore, and everyone was viewed as equal. The downfall of these acts is that Anarchs never really grabbed a lot of power and territory. The lack of organization, internal rivalries, poor communication, and the greater resources possessed by the elders, prevented them to do so.

Character creation:

Name: Vernon_Norfolk
Age: 344
Embrace Age: 27
Clan/Bloodline: Toreador
Sect: Camarilla
Generation: 7th Generation

Character Story:(Min. 300 words; Max. 3000)

Spoiler for Hidden:

October 14th, 1686 - London

                  What i remember most about that night was the rain and the smell of the dust mixed with what seemed to be stale cider and fish. The rain pounded away at my window, showing no signs of stopping while i was trying to get some rest before the most important performance in my life. Every drop of rain that hit the window felt like the old war drums signaling the advancement of troops on the battlefield. I took that as a sign and got up from the bed, only to see a stagecoach waiting for me outside. Took the coat with me, and went out on the pouring rain to meet with the driver. As he confirmed that he awaits me, all i could feel was anxiety and despair. Mustering my last bit of courage, i got inside the coach without hesitation, as the doors behind me closed. It was time...

My name is Vernon Norfolk, member of the royal orchestra, in the service of his Majesty, King James the Second. That night, the members of the royal orchestra were sent for. We were to hold a concert in the center of London, and there were rumors that King himself would come to hear the best that British isle has to offer. It was the King's birthday after all, and he held no expense in order to impress others, hoping to gain few alliances out of it. I remember how my friend trembled as we were about to enter the stage, the pressure was enormous, and we knew that if one of us makes a mistake, that would be the end of our careers. We started off the evening slowly, building up the tempo. Most of the guests were in awe by our performance, the king absolutely adored it. We didn't expect nothing less from a king who is a fool, and had no knowledge of music. We were more worried about our conductor, he had a great sense for sound, and if someone made a mistake playing that night, the conductor would replace him with a more worthy individual, one that is worthy of serving in the royal orchestra. The conductor was "Baron Sigmund von Everec", he came to London on King's request and we were all excited to work with him. In that time, Sigmund was a renown musician and everybody would give up their left testicle just to have a conversation with him. After the show, King and his royal subject slowly left the building, but we kept on playing. Sigmund didn't care about king's departure, in fact that made him more demanding, he started conducting near-impossible things, and we could barely keep up. Finally, he would stop us all, giving us a break. As we left for a break, he would enter the backstage furiously, slapping John right in the face. He was playing a violin, and he had a few mistakes that even i could hear. "Out of my sight you unworthy lowlife! You do not possess the skill to play with me! OUT!" cried out the Baron, as John was forced to take a walk of shame. I heard that he hanged himself after the show... Some artists would rather kill themselves, rather than live with such shame. John was no exception...

Our break was over, and we were sent back on stage. Most of the guests have left, but Sigmund stood there proudly with a stick in his hand awaiting to continue. "You are not guests here. You came here to play with me, and as long as there's one person under this roof, you are to play until exhaustion!" cried out the Baron, as he started conducting viciously and vividly. We played until the early morning, and during that time, Baron would kick others out of the stage, throw their instruments away, even tossing chairs at them. A slight mistake triggered him, and he had no mercy for those who had the audacity to make a mistake. By the end of the night, i was all alone on stage with my drums and percussions... Nevertheless, he seemed to be intrigued in me. He told me to keep playing, even after the last guest went home. And so i did, i've played and i've played... Morning came, and my drums were still echoing in the hall, Baron seemed to be enraptured by the sound, he would just sit on his chair and listen carefully to the beat of my drums. "Don't stop, show me what you can do! Show me what you've trained your whole life!" cried the Baron, as i kept on playing through the morning. But as the noon approached, i fell out of the chair, and onto the ground, exhausted, defeated. Sigmund would snap his baton and throw it at me. "Unworthy! UNWORTHY! Is this the best what London has to offer?!", cried out the Baron once again, before continuing with a soft voice: "But you show great promise, with a bit of a practice, you could play in my orchestra. Would you be willing to join me? You will play only in best theaters in Berlin and Vienna. Do you find that agreeable?". I was shocked by that proposition, i thought that he came to ruin our careers, but here i was getting an invitation to join the great Baron von Everec. I gladly accepted, and he took me with him. We went to Germany where he personally tutored me on how to play drums and percussions better than before.

A few years would pass, and Baron would've made me into a jewel, and any orchestra would gladly swallow cyanide only to have me play in their halls. But i was loyal to the Baron, he is the one who found me and made me what i am. One night, he would come to my house in Vienna only to tell me joyful news. I was to go with him at some fancy party. When i asked who is arranging said party, he just told me "Camarilla". At that time, i thought the Camarilla was some important musical organization, so i haven't asked questions, and just followed the baron's lead. At the party, all of them were looking at me, i could've felt their eyes at the back of my head, the feeling of dread and despair would engulf me, but also joy and love. No matter where i looked, only beautiful women could be seen, and i was quite dazzled to meet some of them. Some of the girls even asked me to play a few songs instead of the current drummer, and i simply couldn't say no. As we started playing, everyone in the hall would have the same expression as Baron did. They all listened, danced, even kissed. Sigmund was sitting on top of the balcony, looking at my performance. next to him was a gentleman who was quite handsome. He just nodded towards Sigmund once after i've finished my play. "That's a good sign." i thought to myself, and went to meet Sigmund. "Congratulations are in order Mr. Norfolk, you've become one of us. This is my "child" Baroness Valeria von Everec." said the Baron, introducing his childe to me. I simply gave a polite bow towards her and smiled, but she had no reaction whatsoever, she just stared at me like i am troubling her. "You are to be my child as well Vernon, from now on, you two are brother and sister, is that clear?", said the Baron as he embraced me in his arms. He moved slowly towards my ear as if to say something, but then he revealed his fangs and bit me. Last thing i remember was happiness, joy. I never had a father, and he was always there for me. He drained me completely and fed me some of his vitae, and that's how i came to be... I became Baron Vernon von Everec. But i never forgot my real name. As the time passed, i slowly learned about my vampiric duties, our laws and our customs. I kept playing my instrument of choice, and spent more time with my sister, Valeria. We formed a rivalry of sorts, and we always tried to earn our sire's attention. He seemed to enjoy that, and he approved of our rivalry. But that is all in the past... I left Europe forever after the two world wars ravaged it, and found myself in a strange new world. Today i arrived in Palomino Creek, a small community, where i wish to present myself,  i heard it is quite the place...

Out of Character:

1.What kind of powers are you allowed to use in public? What stops you from using them?

It's obvious that some powers are visible to human eye. Powers can and will reveal the supernatural existence to the mortals, but not if kindred is smart. Which is why you cannot juggle cars on the parking lot with potence, you cannot outrun the train in order to get to your destination by using celerity and so on... Some powers can be used in public, powers that can't be traced by the naked eye. One of such power is "Presence", and it can be used anytime, even in larger masses. Bringing unwanted attention and revealing supernatural existence to the mortal race would only breed difficulties for all the Kindred however, and the Camarilla's laws are clear.

2.Someone has discovered you. He's planning on making a statement within a week, you have all the time to prepare. What do you do? Consider consequences of every sort of action. Putting down more than one option increases your chances of getting accepted.

As a vampire you must look things from every perspective. What exactly did he see? Would anyone believe him? Will he most certainly reveal the supernatural existence? Whatever the case may be, the vampires have powers that sets them above the humans on the food chain. Killing a human is the last resort, as that would only bring more attention to the matter. You can try the ghoulifying process which would bound the mortal to you and basically do as you command. The best option, and probably the most used one in the kindred society is the "Dominate" power. A vampire could easily change the story of what mortal saw or erase it completely. A valuable tool to have in arsenal, one that shouldn't be used lightly. If the vampire has never had prior experience in such disciplines, he could ask for a help from another kindred. Such help does not come lightly, a kindred who needs help can offer a prestation which can be repaid later at the leisure of the vampire who can help. Whatever the holder of the prestation demands, the vampire must honor it. It is not a common thing to offer a prestation however, some vampires use it to gain leverage on others, it is like a trade, a commerce of sorts. Coin that clinks has it's worth in vampire society, but the boons weight a lot more... The wisest among the Kindred keep very close records of favors owed, because they move constantly among the kindred, and it can get rather confusing of who owes what to whom.

3.An officer walks up to you and tells you to stay put, you are a wanted individual. In the struggle you both shed a good amount of blood, what could possibly happen in this scenario and how further can you avoid these dangerous encounters?

As a vampire, the sight of blood may excite you if your hunger is great. It could draw the beast out, ravenous and scared, ready to do anything in order to survive. it feels as if a wild animal is wearing your skin, and you'll have no controls over your actions. That is bad, and if that happens to a vampire, he usually has to deal with the consequences on his own. The police is... Difficult to deal with at times. But as a vampire, you have all the time in the world. First option is to surrender and serve the jail sentence. It may be difficult to feed in prison, but at least you won't have to risk fighting the officers that may injure you and give paramedics the chance to check your heartbeat and pulse. Oh wait... Vampires don't have that, silly me... A vampire should always avoid being sent to a hospital, at all costs. The third option is most elegant of them all, you just use the mind controlling discipline, and just like that you are free, but only IF you possess that kind of power.

4.You mutter around town and notice a rather viscous looking hairy beast with claws stretching out of his arms. What could it possibly be and what could you possibly do about this?

If the said beast is a Werewolf... Well, do as any smart kindred would do and run. Well not run, perhaps fall back and seek help within the kindred society if the beast poses a threat to you. It is known that Lupines and Wyrms don't get along, so... Try not to make it worse, and avoid any confrontation with them. Not many young vampires get to see another night, simply because they try to act tough around Werewolves. They are walking tanks, some of them are even bred to wage wars on wyrm, and they are not to be underestimated, no matter how rich with experience a vampire is.

5.You've been at the game for quite a while now. You are walking down a dark alley with your partner and three thugs come out of the shadowy corner, aiming their mundane weaponry at you. Should you be scared?

First of all... You should hear them out, perhaps they are only after the money. If they are, then just give it to them and be done with it. Avoid the trouble whenever you can, in the end, humans are just trying to survive just like kindred. But if they level a shotgun at your head with intention of blowing a hole in it, well... That basically gives you a green light to bash their skulls in. Self-preservation is humanity's biggest part after all, and as a vampire you must hold on to every shred of humanity you got. There is also the third option... Mind control, if you are familiar with those powers of course...

6.Considering your bloodline or clan, what sort of job would you be good at? Make a priority job and a side job in case you need one.

Toreadors are crazy about the beauty, most of the time it comes in a form of an art, and they adore it above all else. So, by knowing that, the perfect job for a toreador would probably be a painter, a singer, anything that will allow them to grab mortals attention and express themselves, some toreadors even work as strip dancers in night clubs due to their beauty, which they shamelessly parade around.

Player information:

1.For how long have you been playing on Vampires, Werewolves and Humans roleplay?

About a year and a half maybe?

2.Make a list of your current and past characters.

Gabriel Scarletta - Human/Numina - Namechanged

Nicolas Hunter - Human - Abandoned

Ryker Davenport - Human/Numina - Active

Alain Beauregard - Vampire/Toreador - Active

Nathaniel Scarletta - Human - Semi-Active

3.Do you understand that by taking part of this race, you can be changed by the race moderators (or even admins) for the most simple reasons? If you are to apply and get accepted, you are to follow the race rules to the fullest extent and upon reaching zero masquerade points, lose your character. Have you read all of this and understood what's your part? Yes.

4.Post a screenshot (embedded with  code, no links) of your admin record and activity (include each personal account):

Activity and admin record for Alain Beauregard:



Activity and admin record for Ryker Davenport:





Activity and admin record for Nathaniel Scarletta:



5.If there is anything you would improve/change regarding the vampire race, what would it be? I'd probably add other animal skins for the Gangrels (Bear for example), and perhaps some other skins that could improve the visual aspect of Lasombra.
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Demon Applications / Re: Ava_Tremble ;; Asharu ;; Faustian
« Last post by Raven Corella on May 24, 2018, 12:05:22 PM »
You can't take the same visage twice and stack them.
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Mage Applications / Re: Dustin_Tusk | Arete 1 | Avatar Rating 5 | Orphan
« Last post by diplo on May 24, 2018, 06:03:47 AM »
fix the following
ic
q1 and q2 spiritual aspect
q3 potency

ooc
q4 human element
q6 rewrite technocracy
q9 positive perspective of technocracy
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Character Profiles / Re: Nathaniel Scarletta
« Last post by Hades on May 23, 2018, 11:36:24 PM »
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Character Profiles / Re: Nathaniel Scarletta
« Last post by Skeeper0 on May 23, 2018, 09:26:01 PM »
wtf
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