Hello, Mila here! You may know that I have another IF on these forums called Golden. This new topic is a side WIP, it doesn’t get updated all that often, and is pretty much just something fun for me but I thought I’d post it here.
You receive a note from The Order, the cryptic organisation that has control over the gangs in London. Life has suddenly gotten more interesting, especially when The Order begins to blackmail you with your own demons…
You’re a member of one of the most powerful gangs in the city.
Action. Power struggle. Betrayal. Loyalty. Love. The gang life has it all. It’s practically all you and your older brother have ever known — not that you’ve seen him in a while.
It’s been just under a year since your brother left the city, went on the run to avoid punishment for a crime he says he didn’t commit — the murder of the infamous Zakai McVay. Naturally, many things about this mystery are still under wraps. You can find out what really happened, but it’s impossible to do it alone.
Bring in a bunch of misfits, and maybe you can crack a few closed cases and reveal a few secrets that are under lock and key. You and your best friend join forces with three others, allies you’d never see yourself working with, and realise that together you may achieve everything you’ve ever wanted.
Maybe you’ll even get out of this life.
All of you have mysteries to solve and fights to win.
A fight against society. A fight against the city. And most importantly, a fight against yourself.
So much to lose yet so much to gain.
Are you ready for the biggest challenge of your life?
- This is rated 17+ for depictions of violence, crime, kidnapping, strong language and eventual (optional!) non-graphic nsfw scenes.
- Play as a male, female or non-binary; straight, gay, lesbian, bisexual, pansexual, graysexual, demisexual, asexual, gang member w/ the choice of your own pronouns.
- Play as a person of colour (this choice can have an effect on the story).
- Choose the name of your gang.
- Romance any of the five romantic options; all gender-selectable; male, female and non-binary. The ROs are: the best friend, the rival, the initiate, the crown and the betrayer.
- Choose your gang member’s speciality (tech genius, combat, stealth, deception, charmer or the tactician). Use this skill set to your advantage… just don’t let your weaknesses ruin the operation(s).
- Choose your gang member’s dark past…
- Have the opportunity to leave the gang life behind.
- Or become your gang’s leader.
- Embark on a crazy adventure with friends, enemies and the powerful and discover the truths everyone’s so desperate to keep hidden.
And if there’s one thing to keep in mind, don’t expect this run in to be easy… we’ve all got secrets we’d rather keep buried.
THE BEST FRIEND
You don’t get anywhere in this game without trust…
Shiloh Quince. In this life, ride or die isn’t just a phrase, it’s reality. Good thing you have Shiloh. They’re a little rough around the edges, metaphorically and literally, their tattoos prove it. They’re the fierce protector, the one that’s always with you no matter whether you’ve argued - the two of you can take this found-dynasty to the very top. With them by your side, you know anything is possible. But maybe having them by your side as more than a friend is a little more fitting.
A gang without rivals? Unheard of.
Your biggest rival of all. Ryah/Rian/Royce Zayed. The feud between your gangs stretches back decades for various reasons. It’s you vs them now and everyone knows it. The hatred is strong and it’s only grown over the years. Their arrogance, their cockiness, their sharp tongue, witty remarks, and that distinctive scar you gave them - you make their blood boil. The two of you know the streets like the back of your hand, but maybe the two of you could put this rivalry aside… enough to realise that surviving for one another is a path you both want to follow.
Recruitment and staying ahead of the rest is essential.
Lourdes/Lorenz/Lior Corrales. They’re the new arrival, the one with promise, an advanced skill set, excitement… and an ego. They’ve left their struggling lifestyle behind and now they’re ready for a new challenge, and they’ll let you know it, especially now they’re your next door neighbour. But beneath the beaming grins, brilliant humour and fiery personality — they’re afraid, not of this life, but of something else. But could you be the one to break down their guard? Make them see that their new life is worthwhile? Fight off your demons with one another, side by side as partners and lovers.
Being friends with powerful people always gets you a leg up.
Chanel/Cree/Creighton DeLuca. If you’re getting technical, then they’re part of The Order, part of the rich, powerful and jealous-filled life that comes with it too. But if you’re asking C themselves, they want no part of it. They’re the humble, kind, ‘behind-the-scenes’ person who can get you out of a rut - but despite their high life, they have their own dreams and ambitions. Want nothing to do with their step-siblings that are battling it out for the crown, the same step-siblings that get the attention C always misses out on. C has a sharp mind, they’re the best person to have in your corner, but they have insecurities to battle, trust to gain… someone to tell them that it’ll all be okay. Someone to say, ‘I see you.”
Just like that, we’re strangers again. Strangers with memories…
Teja/Tré/Tate Heroux. Ah, you never thought you’d have to hear that name again. There was a time when there was trust, a time when there was loyalty… all before they threw it away and left your gang to join another. Now they’re a lone wolf trying to survive. This world isn’t easy and they definitely have regrets with how they went about their business. And maybe you’re part of the reason why they left in the first place… Are you willing to forgive? Willing to let them explain why they did what they did? Willing to let your heart fall and trust them one more time?
For some extra content, you can follow the game’s Tumblr: celestialdusks
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