Good day, people!
I’m Defenestrate, a longtime lurker of the forums and consumer of text-based games. I’ve recently completed my bachelor’s and finally found some time (and DETERMINATION) to flesh out this project.
Raden City · PRAETORIAN
You are a commander for Praetorian, a private security company in the golden age of superheroes and villains. The 31st Aberration Conclave looms over Raden City and you are the very reluctant representative for Praetorian.
There, you are drawn into the eyes of a witty villain, a snarky cop, a beguiling neighbour, and a broody hero.
Word count: 3300+
For more background information on the setting and characters, click on the Tumblr link.
Friends, maybe? (no spoilers)
Bold of you to assume that they will be up for romance.
Physical description: AXIS does not wear a mask. He displays his elegant Asiatic facial features openly. His lean physique is covered by a signature white Mao suit embroidered with blue motifs.
The most popular villain in Raden City, known as a Robin-Hood-esque vigilante. His “misdeeds” are often linked to corrupted politicians and anonymous donations to charitable organisations.
He is the current craze for teenagers and young adults. The general public likes living vicariously through him. Cheesy and ridiculous, dashing and flirtatious, intelligent and gracious, the perfect PR-friendly Villain.
Raven van Gogh
Physical description: Raven is of European descent. She possesses long black hair, pale skin, and a machine for a body. Her frequent fights with villains and a passion for close combat keeps her in extremely good shape. Despite her perpetual dark circles, she is a classic beauty.
A young, hardworking police officer in the SPD. She is notorious for foiling criminal and villains’ schemes with plenty of property damage. Most civilians avoid her and her “violent tendencies”.
On the other hand, her rugged good looks, stinging sarcasm and fountain of pet names draws a not insignificant number of villains to her like bees to honey.
Physical description: Logan inherited the distinct blonde, curly hair, and brown skin of a native Helasian. Outside of work, her wardrobe consists of suits in a variety of colours and styles- all tailored to flatter her figure.
The surprisingly mysterious Civil Defence liaison who happens to be your neighbour. She has complicated views on Aberrations, and of heroes and villains. A trained negotiator and an experienced paramedic, her role in the Conclave is not to be downplayed.
Logan is attractive, responsible, and possesses high emotional intelligence, making her well-liked amongst her colleagues.
Physical description: Basilisk is a tall, muscular man of mixed race, who counter-intuitive to his size, specialises in stealth. He is typically recognised by his large stature, dark outfit and imposing manner. His face is disguised with a visor and a neck gaiter.
Basilisk’s career began as a solo hero, then a hero duo with Alexis, and finally, as a part of Team Crisis. He was believed to be the sidekick and lover of Alexis- who was the most well-known hero of Raden City before her death.
Basilisk is treated with great respect in the hero circles, particularly the IMO.
This topic was born 09.09.21.
DEMO available 26.09.21.
Character portraits 29.01.22
Character portraits update 02.02.22
Status update · 26 DEC 21
Update postponed- death in the family + new job.
Current portraits are created using CK3 (face models), google images (clothes and accessories) and Photoshop.
My goals for this project:
- Authentic personalities
- Discussions of justice, vigilantism, and human conditions
- Mysteries that serve as secondary plots
The world and backstories have been written out but less so the actual story. So feel free to ask about anything you find confusing or curious.