London is one of the largest and most dynamic cities in the world, with a strong international character and a diverse population of more than seven million people. A thriving cultural, financial, and political center, London is a vast city encompassing a variety of historic, commercial and residential areas, many of which remain distinct neighborhoods with a strong community feel. Traditional black cabs, the Tower of London, colorful street markets, the River Thames, chic Covent Garden, Tate Modern, Canary Wharf and the Docklands, and the expansive Hyde Park exemplify some of the contrasts that make London one of Europe’s most exciting and vibrant destinations.
At least that is what the tourist board will tell you. There is so much more to the city of London. From the street corner drug dealers and hookers, to roving gangs of football hooligans. From the Eastern European arms dealers, to the pickpockets on the Underground, to the hundreds of big businesses from all over the world that make their base there, London is a hotbed of criminal activity. A land of opportunity to anyone willing to operate outside the law in order to get what they want.
It is in to this underworld of vice that we shall go as our characters, each with their own ambitions and motivations. Some will be seasoned crooks looking to pad out their retirement fund, others will be youngsters looking for the score that takes them to the big leagues of crime. And of course, there will be the odd nutter who's only goal is to cause as much carnage as possible.
As the title says, I'd like to do a GTA style RP set in London (or rather a version of London, the same as Liberty City is a version of New York and San Andreas is a version of Los Angeles). But following the ideas from GTA 5, with various criminals coming together to pull off hiests as a team, while all having their own stories going on at the same time.
I would act as the team's "Lester" helping plan out the jobs and setting them up, as well as throwing various obstacles at you as each job progresses. There will also be plenty of contacts to make around the city (either made up by me, or you the players) who will give you jobs/sell you weapons/ try to ruin your day. I'll try my hardest to add a little tongue-in-cheek social commentary as we go along too. And even though it's inspired by GTA, and will have action and gunfights, we will still keep the focus on the characters and how they develop. It won't just be shooting and car chases.
Essential roles in the team.
1, Leader. (Yipee as Michael Bennett)SpoilerName: Michael Bennett
Personality: Michael seems to be calm with people, and rarely raises his voice. He is composed when pulling things off and normally looks after the team, taking the fall if necessary. Because of this, it is rare to see Michael angry. If he ever becomes enraged at something, there is no telling what he might do. Behind his calm face, is a mastermind, capable of things unimaginable to some. He is not afraid to get the job done by any means necessary, even if it means pulling the trigger.
Biography: Michael was raised in an orphanage, and first got involved with the police at the age of 14. He was caught scamming someone for £1000. At 14, he almost completed a full scam. He got let off with a warning, and has never been arrested or seen by the police since. His plans and crimes pull off every time. (a few twists, but TBR)
Crime Specialty: Leadership, planning
Other: Always carries a handgun with him.
Never had a plan fail before
Tends to not get into relationships with women because of his wanted rating.
2, Gun man. (Mouzone as Cade JonesSpoilerHe's not the greatest character, but I think I'll be able to flesh him out over time, make him a little more human with a valuable friendship or two hopefully. So, any problems or doubts?
Cade is slightly taller than average for an Englishman standing at an even six feet tall. Due to years of rigorous exercise and weekly maintenance Cade is in peak condition physically with the odd night spent in a pub somewhere being the only flaw in his otherwise perfect fitness. He is a tall but seemingly slender man, weighing no more than 170lb in weight. Despite his slenderness he is well toned muscle wise and has been known in the past to be mistakenly underestimated numerous times when it comes to him being able to handle himself toe to toe.
When it comes to his dress sense Cade is extremely versatile, looking as at home in a suit and tie as he does wearing a leather jacket, denim jeans and a pair of boots. He goes from being usually clean shaven to having a face full of stubble whenever his mind is locked onto something for more than a day or two, forgoing everything he deems unimportant when on a job or something equally mind drawing. He has a thick mess of often curly looking brown hair on his head along with thoughtful looking eyes.
Cade is a calm and collected individual with a talent for thinking logically even when under extreme duress. When a job is on his mind his mind is on the job. It's almost all he thinks about until it's seen through. How to do it, when to do it, why one option is better than another and why one person is better at doing something than someone else. He has a quick yet calm mind that makes him ideal for his newly chosen profession, though that can and often does change when he's not actually on the job.
He sees the jobs as all business, nothing to get angry or worked up over as long as it's going mainly his way. When it comes to somebody disagreeing with him he gets defensive and occasionally angry. He is a stubborn man with a minor superiority complex, especially towards his fellow criminals. He often sees himself as smarter than them and thus can not or rather will not allow himself to see how they could be correct over him.
Basically he is respectful and friendly until he feels like he's not being listened to, if he feels like he's completely right and the chosen plan is one hundred percent wrong he's not above not following orders or deviating from the plan. If he feels he needs or has to he will pick the job over friendship.
Cade was born and raised in the borough of Hackney, in East London. His childhood was pretty unremarkable, he had both of his parents and they both worked full time legal jobs. Growing up he got into some trouble but the crimes he did commit were primarily petty with one or two serious ones over the years. He was an intelligent lad but didn't do too great in school due to a complete absence of motivation.
He left school at the age of sixteen with average grades and didn't have a clue what to do next with himself. With no where else to turn and fearing he would turn out like some of his friends on the estate he turned to a life in the armed forces, enlisting at the age of eighteen and throwing himself into it. He quite easily passed selection and went on to pass out; being helped by the facts that he was both a natural athlete and relatively intelligent.
Over the years he was shipped off to numerous war zones and being a rifleman most of the time he was on the front lines. For the first few years he was scared shitless every time he went into combat. Eventually though the fear died down and he found himself with the remarkable skill of being able to think calmly and clearly even whilst in the middle of a battle ground. After his first four years he found himself bored of regular army life and wanted to move on up and do something a little more elite. He tried out for the SAS, failing his first selection but being one of the very few to be invited back to try again. The second time around he passed and so began his life in the Special Air Service.
He was taught many skills in the SAS and memorized them all. It was a requirement even in selection. They would show you how to do something once and then you had to do it, fuck up and you were out. No second chances, or rather third for Cade. He spent more than a decade in the service but eventually got tired of nearly being killed on every job for relatively little pay. He left the special forces after ten years and went back home to London. He didn't know exactly what he wanted to do. Eventually he got hold of a both old and reliable contact and was given a whole new path to follow.
- Has a vast knowledge of all small arms due to special forces training.
- Cade Jones is likely not his real name.
- Has basic special forces training with explosives.
- Is resistant to torture and interrogation due to RTI training.
AbigailTenshi as Alexandra Vincent)Spoiler
She's blunt, always focused on the mission at hand. Relationships/friendships are a waste of her time but that doesn't mean that she isn't a team player, she is just all about business. She takes everything seriously and thinks tactically, no matter how many casualties are caused, completing the mission is her prime objective. Her favourite method of doing things is undercover. Sneaking to the source of area, gathering what is needed and then leaving a mark on the way out, along with a trail of the corpses of those who try to get in her way. Social interactions would mostly likely consist of awkwardness and silence, she rarely gives longer than a few words as an answer, however, her thoughts are always busy with opinions and things to say. If it's not about business then she's not interested but she will humour you by listening to what you have to say, causing her to be a good listener.
When she was younger, she use to be extremely social and bubbly. Growing up, she was one of those types that everyone liked but wasn't 'in the crowd' too much as she never wanted to be popular. All of her life, she would constantly alter her personality to suit with those around her, making it easy for her to be-friend almost anyone. But, all of that was a lie... She would never be herself as when she tried to, she'd become vulnerable and overly-emotional. The older she grew, the more annoyed she was with the people she met. She began being more and more of herself, only to be hurt and to have other people only talk to her about themselves as she was naturally a good listener. She wasn't the richest and didn't grow up in a stable home or in a good neighbourhood so she had been exposed to alot of bad things at a young age and have experienced some aswell. The last person who she tried to be herself with, throw it back in her face and ruined her life for their own selfish reasons. They had taken away the last thing that she held dear to her, leaving her cold, bitter and void of emotion. Ever since then, she became more violent, loving the rush she would get from causing pain or killing someone would dared to challenge her. It made her feel alive and insanely happy. She wasn't doing this for the money... She didn't care about that. She was mainly doing it for the thrill and experience, hoping to became a professional killer and seek out the one who destroyed the little life she had left to make his pathetic exsitance a living hell before ending it in a slow, painful and excruciating death. Once that is done, she would feel a great sense of relief and true happiness but would soon sink back into her violent ways, consumed by darkness as that is all she knows of; the dark side of the world.
Gun Woman/Undercover Spy
- Is an extremely good listener and good at gathering information through conversations.
- Is merciless so killing is never a problem for her. She will murder whoever ever needs to be removed and maybe a few extra innocents to give an example not to mess with her.
- Is tactical and good at problem solving. She can think of multiple ways to implement a mission and think of potential problems that may be encountered and way to dodge/solve them.
- Is a team player so she would involve herself in every aspect of the mission and planning. She'll make sure everyone knows the plan and what they are doing so the mission runs as smoothly as possible.
4, Getaway driver. (TheStinger as Kurt Lewis aka Ace)SpoilerName: Kurt Lewis aka. Ace
Kurt is a well built individual, with a weight of 182 lbs and having a height of 6'. He has short black hair and dark brown eyes. He dosen't have a specific type of clothing that he favores. He wears whatever he likes although he has a preferation for street clothes, rarely choosing to wear suits or stuff like that. He has two tattoos. The first is a cobra snake on the back of his left shoulder(1), and the 2nd is the Porsche logo, surrounded by various tribal motives located on his right shoulder(2). Kurt never had any major health issues and likes to go to the gym whatever he has the time, so he can stay in shape. The only problem would be that he smokes alot.
Personality: Although not a very talkative person, Kurt has no problem interacting with people. He is a friendly and respectful person and overall a nice guy. However he is impulsive and once the limit is reached he can become angry and even violent. Kurt always follows his heart, ignoring what his brain tells him. He never regrets the decisions he makes, even if they are bad one's. He has shown to be very respectful with women, always beying nice and polite with them and tolerating anything from them. In relationships he has proven to be very romantic and dedicated, although he dosen't seem like that kind of person. He loves cars almost to the point of obsession and dosen't conceive his life without them. Kurt is a very determined person. Once he has his mind set on something then there is no stopping him. He will push forward until he achieves his goal. Also, if he has a job to do then he concentrates entirely on it and dosen't allow anything distract him.
Biography: Kurt is an american born in Miami(Vice City). His father was a car shop owner and gun enthusiast while his mother used to work as a teacher. He had a passion for cars ever since childhood and wanted to become a professional racer. After becoming a teenager Kurt started learning about cars from his father. The man also started teaching him how to use firearms too, afterall it was America. For his 16th birthday Kurt got a very special gift from his father, a black 1994 Toyota Supra. Not long after that he started working at his father's car shop and used the money he earned to modify his Supra, slowly transforming it from an ordinary sports car into a very performant beast, his father helped him with that as well. Also, his mother insisted that Kurt should finish his studies before he makes any steps forth in life. Although he wasn't very passionate when it came to learning, Kurt finished high school and college without any issues, satisfying his mother. Once that chapter in his life ended, Kurt took his car and started participating in underground racing. The other racers made fun of him at first, especially since he was only 21 and a newbie. But after he started winning race after race, the other racers started taking him seriously. Unfortunately for them it wasn't enough, as Kurt sweeped past the competition beating even the top dogs and becoming the best underground racer in the city, earning the nickname "Ace". All of this happened in a span of just one year and 4 months. Kurt also made friends with an african-american racer named Wesley, the only person who was friendly towards him and showed him some respect. He also started dating a woman named Jennifer, who used to be a rival racer of Kurt's.
At the age of 25 Kurt got tired of the lack of competition and decided that he will not race any longer until more worthy competition will show up. However after only 5 days of normality Kurt started working as a wheelman, doing jobs for gangsters, drug dealers and other people from the other side of the law. Three years later, a racer from another city, named Drake, came and challenged Kurt to a race in 4, through traffic, against him and two guys from Drake's crew. Although it looked like a death race from the start for Kurt since he would be alone against three racers he accepted anyway. Jennifer accompanied Kurt in the race as she sat on the passenger seat, as some sorts of copilot. The race went great for Kurt as he got rid of Drake's crewmen, but at the end of the race, on a 1 mile stretch of street something went wrong and Kurt lost control of his Supra, smashing it violently against a parked car. Because of the impact Jennifer died imidieatly, while Kurt was escorted to the hospital. The medics managed to save his life and were impressed of how fast he was recovering. After staying a couple of weeks in the hospital he was finally cleared to leave. However the death of Jennifer transformed Kurt into a broken shell of the man he used to be. After staying for 6 days in the house without talking to anyone or getting out, he finally decided that he needs a change of space. So he packed his bags, took a plane and left for London, hoping he would be able to start over there. Two years have passed since then and Kurt managed to get his life back on track a little. He opened up a car shop, and continues to work as a wheelman, but at a much lower rate then he was doing in Miami, although he still thinks about Jennifer and her death still troubles him.
Crime Specialty: Getaway driver. Kurt is a wheelman, and he performs any jobs that have to do with cars and driving, like getaway driving, courier, car stealing, picking up people and/or taking them to certain destinations and many more.
Kurt's dead sweetheart
- For jobs and daily driving Kurt uses a 2008 BMW M3 Sedan;
- Kurt is a huge Porsche fan.
6, Support/Surveillance (Me as Joseph "Gentleman Joe" Rennie)SpoilerName: Joseph "Gentleman Joe" Rennie
Personality: Joe is a loud, outgoing character who loves crime. He lives for it, stealing, scamming and embezzling wherever he can. He is extremely wealthy and could easily afford to give up his criminal life and live comfortably for the rest of his days, but he enjoys the rush too much. He is very quick witted with great attention to detail, both of which make him a good liar.
He has a very tactical, analytical mind and is very good at planning jobs. He is loyal to his team and will do his best to keep them out of trouble, though this is selfishly motivated as he knows that if a member of his team were to get caught, there would be a good chance of it leading back to him.
He likes living large and will always be well dressed in expensive suits.
Biography: Joe was born into a wealthy family and led a privileged life growing up, attending private schools and getting the best education his father's money could buy. This led to him growing up extremely spoilt and bored and he turned to crime as a way to break the monotony of his day to day life. The first time he stole it was like falling in love, Joe had found what he wanted to do in life.
He became a conman, forger, identity thief, anything to recapture the rush of the first time he broke the law. Things were going well for Joe, amassing a small fortune in the process he invested some of his money into Gentleman Joe's, an upmarket strip club in Soho. He could have gone legit at this point, but he was having too much fun, even managing to lie his way out of awkward situations if the police managed to link anything back to the club.
When he was 30 Joe was almost killed when a drunk driver mounted the pavement outside the club and crashed into the wall, trapping Joe between the brickwork and the car. He lost his right leg as a result of the crash, the damage simply too severe for the doctors to save it they amputated it just below his knee. Though he has a prosthetic and has learned to walk using it, he now spends most of his time in a wheelchair.
He didn't let his handicap stop his criminal exploits though. Joe still forges anything from paintings to ID cards and has discovered a talent for hacking the CCTV network in London.
Crime Specialty: Support/Surveillance
Other: Joe is very well connected with many of the criminal elements in London, many of which frequent his club. If it's stolen, Joe can find someone who'll buy it. If it gets you high, he knows who'll sell it for you. He knows which cops to bribe, he know which politicians like to watch his girls strip for them while they're dressed as babies. It's even rumoured that he has connections in the royal family.
7, Additional (Spriggs27 as Alice Sprigg Hale, Demolitions/pilot)SpoilerName: Alice Spriggs Hale
Alice is a woman that's about the height of 6ft, she has a mixed dark skin tone and a very beautiful complexion for someone like herself, Alice isn't the most fit of all people but she is slightly overweight but not completely fat but she has muscles that show, she weight at 190 pounds and looks slightly chubby but good. She has feathery messy black hair that travels down her back and stops at her hips, she has tattoos on her forearms, they are mostly of Japanese dragons and one is the name of a woman who's name is, Rachel Hale and next to the name is R.I.P.
Alice in the clothing department, usually wears her usual yellow turtle neck with long sleeves to cover her arms and tattoos, with it she wears a blue mini skirt with latex like boy shorts over her undergarments, from her knees down she has black knee socks that cover most of her legs, on her feet she wears her usual bright red sneakers or her Cinderline tan boots. When ever she is on a job she will wear a black pullover hoodie, with a bandana over her face, baggy jeans and her Cinderline tan work boots.
Personality: Alice is a very unpredictable person and a difficult person to deal with, extreme, impetuous, vengeful, psychotic, unhinged, unpredictable, untamed, infamous, and prone to violent outbursts and destructive rampages. Besides all of those facts Alice is overall tough and destructive, when she set her mind or sights on something she get it done in a ruthless and deadly manner, besides being a self taught pilot and great demolitions person she can be better at other things than flying a chopper or blowing up a security car, Alice is a fast learner and incredibly resourceful when doing things that seem impossible to others like killing a room full of trained men with only a hand gun.
Biography: Alice grew up in Brazil with her mother and twin sister, she and her family lived in the more violent part of Brazil with people that tried to kill her and her family on a daily basis, Alice wasn't really cared about when she was young, her mother only really cared about her sister, when Alice became 15 she hopped onto a ship and left Brazil by herself heading for Los Santos, she got by selling drugs for people till she learned how to make them and started to sell making her a target nearly all the time till she killed her rivals and was the only one selling in her part of Los Santos.
When she became 18 her mother and sister tracked her down in Los Santos, they both tried to mooch off her to get by it ended badly, Alice ended up killing her own mother after a fight and used her own sister to help her make,sell, and transport drugs over Los Santos, it was like that for a year till one day Alice got a package of her sister's head in a box, a new group of guys were starting to take over the drug ring and she wasn't really prepared to take them on, it was just a couple guys with a man that was almost as crazy as Alice, they destroyed her drug lab and almost killed her 38 times. The first chance she got she just up and left Los Santos on a flight to London.
Crime Specialty: Demolitions/Pilot
-Knows how to make meth, cocaine, and other various drugs
-Expert in following people and sneaking up on them when they least expect it
-Fearless and tough, due to living in dangerous place with people trying to Kill her constantly
- Always has more room to get better at certain things
I don't really want to make a huge list of do's and don't's here as I feel it can restrict play. I assume that since this is in casual section, that you all know the score when it comes to character control, god playing, ubering and the like. Of course, if you do start breaking rules, I'll let you know. If you have any questions about rules, then feel free to ask here.
Locations and NPCs
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The Story So Far (summary)
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