Post by Sherman on Jun 6, 2014 18:34:41 GMT
Steam Name: Sherman
Steam ID: STEAM_0:0:6337092
Time on the server: Three days
Why do you want to join the CCA? I want to join the CCA to uphold the laws of the Universal Union, to maintain order and justice, and to protect the populace in the Industrial District of City 17.
What do you think the CCA will be like for you? The CCA will prove challenging at first, as I will be corrected quite a few times from the errors I made in the field by my superiors. But over time, as I begin to get used to routine, I will be sharper, stronger, smarter, and better than I was before I joined the CCA.
What are you expected to do in the CCA? In the CCA, I am expected to obey the commands of my superiors without question, to punish unlawful citizens and biotics when needed, to uphold law and order, and to serve and protect the Universal Union whenever and wherever needed.
What is your character's background story (Make this VERY LONG)
Thomas Woodson was born on November 25, 1985 in the suburbs Austin, Texas. His mother had passed away 5 years later after Woodson was born from a car accident. His father, James Woodson who was a local fireman for the city of Austin, was left to care for his only boy while at the same time maintaining his own job. Through much of his childhood, Thomas was forced to go to daycare daily for most of the day since his father could not personally keep his son with him and was on duty for most of the day. The two never really had a chance to bond together much.
Twenty years passed by slowly for Thomas. By age 25 however, Thomas Woodson had went to the University of Phoenix in Arizona and got a degree in Criminal Justice and returned to his hometown in Austin where he became a fireman just like his father. Unfortunately, James had died a couple years before Thomas turned 25 from fighting a fire in a building. Thomas inherited his home and all of his parents' money, but had no one to share it with. One day, he took a week's worth of vacation time from his duties and met a nice young lady named Mikayla Ambers, two years younger than himself. They became good friends and eventually got married 1 year after they met. The couple had a daughter whom they named Lauren. With a family, a home, and a nice paying job, things seemed to finally be falling in place.
However, in the year 2008, the earth trembled beneath humanity's feet. In the city of Austin, the Woodson family was eating breakfast together one day when the earth shook. The family mistook this for a rare earthquake and performed the "duck and cover" drill right under the dinner table. The ground stopped shaking a few minutes later but was soon followed but a large booming explosion that seemed very close to their home. Thomas ordered his wife to take their daughter to the car and start it up, while he ran outside to investigate the explosion. As soon as he came barging out the front door looking around quickly, a Combine Gunship roared above him, firing its pulse cannon at the populace below. The Gunship was soon followed by 3 Combine Dropships in tight formation heading towards city hall. As he looked into the distance, he saw a giant blue portal unleashing massive amounts of Combine forces, all heading to different directions. "Get in!" he heard his wife shout from behind, already pulling out into the street. He quickly motioned his wife to sit in the passenger seat as he took the driver seat. The car quickly sped out of the street and the family began to make their way out of their neighborhood.
Thomas attempted to make his way towards his fire station, knowing that there are firearms in there. By the time the car reached the fire station, the entire city was engulfed in flames. Smoke clouds began to grow larger as the fires continue to burn. Dropships were seen unloading giant tripods with powerful pulse cannons as well as soldiers that were nothing close to humanlike. Quite a few people were at the fire station, mainly firemen and a few stragglers that made it out of the heavy bombardment. In the distance, two Dropships carrying a troop cargo were seen coming their way. This much was clear: people were going to die no matter what. The firemen ordered that the women and children get on board the firetrucks and evacuate to the nearest military base while the men would stay behind and defend the evacuation with firearms. It was a short goodbye for the families and loved ones. For Thomas, he hugged and gently kissed his 3 year old daughter. He looked at his wife and gave her a tender kiss goodbye. “Keep her safe,” he said as the mother carried her daughter on board the first out of three firetrucks.
The men watched the first firetruck pull out into the street and drive away. A few men began to tear up, but quickly wiped their eyes. They all held their heads high and proud, even with fear gripping their hearts. The defendants quickly assumed their positions behind windows, barriers, cars, and anything that could shield them from upcoming fire. The Dropships began their descent on the station, their pulse guns firing on the fighters below. A few were hit, but many still stood. The guns continued to fire as the containers dropped the door and began to unload soldiers armed with pulse rifles and heavy body armor. The fighters began to shoot their meager firearms at the soldiers, but the bullets merely rebounded off of the armor like pellets on a wall. The soldiers returned fire on the defendants, fatally wounding and killing a few. The Dropships held their position as the soldiers continued to push up quickly, but as they did so, the second fire truck came charging out and ramming into a few soldiers, crushing them. It didn’t get far. The Dropships opened fire with their powerful guns and shot up the truck, bursting into flames soon after and killing all of its passengers. The defendants watched in horror and shock watching their loved ones die. Many of them cursed and shouted at their enemy and returned fire with everything they had. When some ran out of ammunition, they picked up rocks and threw them at the foot soldiers, knocking down a few. The third and final firetruck began its attempt to escape. The driver slammed down on the gas pedal, making the truck to charge out of the station and knocking over a few Combine Soldiers. However, it received the same fate as the previous firetruck.
The soldiers made their final push forward and began to shoot all those who continued to resist. Many of the defendants had surrendered reluctantly, but some took their last stand. Some used a chair, others used rocks, and a few used a firearm only to take their own life. Woodson was part of the group that surrendered. The soldiers took the surrendered captured and executed the resistors.
Eight years have passed since the Seven Hour War. Thomas Woodson is bound for the Industrial District of City 17 by means of a razor train from City 18, his previous city. He had a few belongings: his suitcase which had some new C17 clothing and paper, and his mixed thoughts. The supplements that were given to the populace in C18 affected the human mind, making the person forget memories which could be from a few years ago to a few seconds ago. It also gave the citizen slow acceptance to the Universal Union rule over humanity, turning them pro-UU. Thomas was one of many who were affected by this. He tried remembering about his past life before the Seven Hour War, how he had a wife and a daughter, where he lived, and how did it come to war. The train screeched to a halt at the C17 train station. The passengers solemnly exited the train and headed towards the Processing Checkpoint where each citizen was checked in and given necessities for the city, such as gasmasks and identibands. When each citizen was processed, they were directed into two gates. One led to the industrial district and one led to the main city. Thomas was directed to the industrial district along with a few other citizens. There, they began their new journey.
One day had passed and he had already gotten into trouble with a few units. He wasn’t used to the system in C17, which landed him a few warnings and re-educations. By the second day, he witnessed a fight between two citizens, with one using a spoon to combat the other. The spoon wielding citizen had a crazed look in his eyes as he beat up his opponent and scooped the eyes out before dragging him away. Thomas was horrified by this. His legs locked up in shock and fear. However later that day, the man who scooped out the eyes of the citizen was shot and killed by a High Command unit, which Thomas witnessed. On the third day, he had his mind set. He filled out a form and turned it in to join the Civil Protection Force.
Write at least 20 lines roleplay example.
(I shall be Thomas Woodson and the unit will be UNION.01.99362)
/me puts his hand in his pocket, fumbling around for his keys. He pulls them out and inserts the key for his apartment into the lock, unlocking it. He opens the door and enters into his apartment, closing and locking the door behind him.
/it Ten minutes have passed by.
UNION.01.99362 bangs on the door yelling, “Open up! Civil Protection!”
/me hears the banging on his door and quickly dashes towards the door, unlocking it and opening it to see the body of a Civil Protection unit standing right in front of him.
Thomas Woodson asks, “Uh… yes sir? Is there something wrong… uh sir?”
99362 yells, “Apartment search, move out of the way citizen and face the wall!”
/me quickly moves out of the way and faces the nearest wall as the unit walks in followed by 3 more units.
/it The units begin to toss the place up, searching everywhere in the apartment. They turn over couches, chairs, and beds, open cupboards, closets, and refridgerators. “Clean!” they shout.
99362 says, “Good move on to the next apartment, I’ll search this citizen.”
The unit pulls out a zip tie and attempts to tie Thomas (resist?).
/me does not resist, letting himself be tied.
The unit ties the citizen and begins to pat him down. He finds nothing, only pieces of lint in his pockets.
99362 says, “Apply.”
Woodson replies, “Thomas Woodson, #18725.”
99362 frees Thomas of his binds, putting the zip tie back in his pouch.
“Alright, you can go,” he says and without another word, he leaves Thomas at the wall and exits his apartment without closing the door behind him.
/it The apartment is trashed and a mess.
/me sighs, looking around at his once-clean apartment.
Woodson says to himself, “Well… I guess I’ll clean up now. Better than later at least. But right now, I need some food.”
/me heads over to the refrigerator looking for something to eat. He sees a bagel wrapped in paper and pulls it out. He heads back to the common room and begins to eat in peace.
Disablilties? Not very good with speaking to others, fear can grip him.
Abilities? Woodson is capable of running long periods of time quickly, strong, and good with mechanics and first aid.
What other characters you have? None
Do you swear to be loyal to Universal Union until you die? Yes, I, Thomas Woodson swear I will be loyal to Universal Union until I die.
Note: I have roleplayed as Civil Protection before on two communities.
Deviant Gamers: UNION.01.99362
Radioactiveroleplay: UNION.EpU.25586 (OfC rank here)