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Posted by SpamOnPlane, 3 weeks, 3 days ago. Permalink

Beretta Holdings autonomous military drone to enter testing stages soon.

Beretta Holdings announced their development of a new type of military drone that they named the "M.O.S.E.T Model III". this military drone was rumored to be completely autonomous and capable of using standard firearms whilst maintaining a stable flight. 

Within the past few hours, Beretta Holdings has announced that the drones has passed all their simulated tests and is due to enter "live action testing" in a few days.

Beretta Holdings had made no report of the testing site nor what "live action testing" actually meant.

Yesterday an armed convey belonging to Beretta holdings was sighted near the coast of Italy and throughout America. Could these conveys be related to the drone is something more dire beginning? 

Posted by SoothingCoder, 1 month ago. Permalink

Crazy Two headed Eagle Has Been Spotted In The Amazon

Scientists are Still baffled by this discovery thinking it could be a new species or it could be a mutation from radiation or climate change

Latest Journals

1 week, 2 days ago: Conk wrote a Downtime Journal for Abyss Contract: Abraham

Light of callisto

I've seen light but my dreams just have this short phrase

Embrace the Bears Embrace the Bears Embrace the Bears Embrace the Bears Embrace the Bears Embrace the Bears Embrace the Bears Embrace the Bears Embrace the Bears Embrace the Bears Embrace the Bears Embrace the Bears Embrace the Bears Embrace the Bears Embrace the Bears Embrace the Bears Embrace the Bears Embrace the Bears Embrace the Bears Embrace the Bears Embrace the Bears Embrace the Bears Embrace the Bears Embrace the Bears Embrace the Bears Embrace the Bears Embrace the Bears Embrace the Bears Embrace the Bears Embrace the Bears Embrace the Bears Embrace the Bears Embrace the Bears Embrace the Bears Embrace the Bears Embrace the Bears Embrace the Bears Embrace the Bears Embrace the Bears Embrace the Bears Embrace the Bears Embrace the Bears Embrace the Bears Embrace the Bears Embrace the Bears Embrace the Bears Embrace the Bears 

I feel though the power I hold is now taking its toll

3 weeks, 4 days ago: Chiffeo wrote a Contract Journal for Abyss Contract: Abraham

Contract report: Abraham

Contract date: **/**/****

This contract was bought to me by the Italian gunsmith, Lazarus Lithp who I have the dishonor of meeting on a couple of contracts. He apparently was able to afford to contact the networks of harbingers and hired a team of contractors to solve his problem instead of contacting our office.

His agents contacted us to deal with his problem which is his mansion from memory appearing out of no where in the streets of Italy. We were then taken there and are promptly briefed with the basic information, the team was a bit short-handed since there were only Knife, Bear, Muscle and I.

I'll keep it brief: The mansion belonged to his family and was supposed to be destroyed years ago by a tragic accident have now reappeared in the present day and all of his agents seems unwillingly to go inside it, thats where we came in. The mansion upon entering engulfed our group in a void-like environment, no signs of outside activities nor connections between the two place. The first look inside the mansion shows that it was abandoned in a hurry, signs of ongoing activities can be found amongst numerous rooms except for the master study room on the 2nd floor which seems to terrifies Bear a lot. After entering the room, we met the mansion butler after a moment of looking around it. We tried to work things out but somethings seemed to have went wrong so we were forced to fight the now malformed butlers and oozes that resembled securities in the mansion. After the ensuing combat, we made our way down to the basement only to see occultism activities and the man himself Abraham. Diplomacy attempt were made but it was pointless and we had to take him out (Hence the monocle that I've shown to you). Most of us was in a pretty bad shape after it but overall we completed the contract so it was somewhat worth it.

Ps: I need another coat, this one is ruined by copious amounts of oozes and cologne that Knife threw at me, for some reason the smell just won't come off.

1 month ago: Lazarus Lithp wrote a Downtime Journal for Call From the Wild

An untitled Journal

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1 month ago: Lazarus Lithp wrote a Contract Journal for Call From the Wild

An untitled Journal

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1 month ago: Chiffeo wrote a Downtime Journal for Call From the Wild

An untitled Journal

It seems nothing have changed since the last contract. My transformation is still halted and no gift have awaken yet at the time of this journal. Priest lady at the workplace got me some mangos though for staying up late to write a report, the fruit tasted great, its somewhat crunchy but juicy at the same time, Bird guy also told me to pair it with salt for extra flavor.. On a reminder's note, I need to get a new coat. I lost mine trying to bandage up a gorilla's wound on a contract (As if I wanted to wear a gorilla scented coat) which is a shame because it was a nice coat too. And I also needs to figure out what the gifts the Locket guy gave me even do.... Maybe I'll have some more mangos while working on it. 

I'll just laze around the day for while instead.

1 month, 2 weeks ago: Chiffeo wrote a Downtime Journal for Sky High

Quieting down

I have start to come to term with what revelation I've experienced after the prison experiments. At the same time I have not experience any mutations yet so I think the curse is dormant for now, which is a relief. Some of my colleagues let me in on what they think the director is trying to go for, one of them, the man with a smoking addiction. (I should write down these people's name, don't feel right calling them like this) told me that the director is currently on the hunt for records of OWLs and Gen-Wylds as they have a high chance of associating with my real past. Lucky me I have someone like him to back me up around these parts. With that concern addressed, I'm sure I can lay back and relax myself for a while before he dump a load of investigative work on me. Surely?

1 month, 2 weeks ago: Lazarus Lithp wrote a Downtime Journal for Sky High

Development of M.O.S.E.S Model II: Log 01A

Shortly after the "Sky High" Scenario

Lazaro: Me and T.A managed to "Convince" the vulnerability at the European Space Agency to swap the payload on their next launch with Model I. As it turns out, Model I could probably use an upgrade before it's launch.

Lazear: An upgrade? Right before launch?

Lazaro: Me and the defect found something you may be interested in. The math nerds of that dumb society or whatever they want to call themselves found something interesting.

Lazear: Interesting? Do tell.

Lazaro: Remember that active volcano that was reported a few days ago?

Lazear: I think I know the one...

Lazaro: Turns out it was a II Class anomaly. one with telepathic properties... turned the damn mountain into a surrealist art piece.

Lazear: That bad huh?

Lazaro: Worst part was that I didn't manage to collect any samples before getting out.

Lazear: Shit... should I organize a recover team?

Lazaro: No use... destroying the core took the whole mountain with it.

Lazear: What was the core?

Lazaro: Remember those French freakshow twins that made a mess of themselves with falsified academic documents?

Lazear: I know the one... wasn't that a while ago though?

Lazaro: Turns out those two went off the rocker and started warping reality.

Lazear: So you didn't manage to get a thing off of them?

Lazaro: wait a minute... I think that fuckin hobo took some fleece from them... I'll try and get it off of him soon.

Lazear: Don't bother... just sent a recovery team. if they find even a speck of anomalous material there, they'll take it.

Lazaro: Ask them not to make too much of a mess... that guy's a little funny...

Lazear: Understood.

- Transmission End

1 month, 2 weeks ago: Conk wrote a Downtime Journal for The gang escapes captivity

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The Circus was created by A_Clown 3 months, 2 weeks ago

A_Clown
Playgroup Leader

AdmiralEgg
Playgroup Member

Vladislav the Science slav cyborg
A 0-Victory Newbie Contractor
Beco-De-Bepis the bodyguard chosen one
A 7-Victory Novice Contractor
David D. the debonair heir President
A 0-Victory Newbie Contractor
Elias Fakaname the assassin cryptid
A 0-Victory Newbie Contractor

Aleph
Playgroup Member

Chiffeo the shut-in Investigator
A 7-Victory Novice Contractor

SoothingCoder
Playgroup Member

Conk the Wrestler Fighter
A 7-Victory Novice Contractor

SpamOnPlane
Playgroup Member

Illuminated Earth

Illuminated Earth is a twisted reflection of the modern world where the advent of smartphones and the internet confirmed the existence of the supernatural instead of disproving it. Here, witch hunts have merit. Billionaires and Senators employ paranormal advisors and bodyguards, and everyone knows. Charlatans become pop culture icons, and each revelation inspires a new cult. The world is changing. The secret societies that pull humanity's strings scramble to adapt.

Now's a good time to move up.

House Rules

Contractors from The Circus Are portable, and may play in Contracts in other Playgroups.
The Circus grants 6 Experience points to GMs who achieve the Golden Ratio.
  • Citizenship: Active Players are expected to GM Contracts from time to time. If you have played as a Contractor in your most recent six Contracts, you are barred from playing in The Illumination again until you GM.
  • Supernatural Powers: All non-mastery, non-concealed Powers must be obviously supernatural when activated or grant a mutation that marks the wielder as supernatural or bizarre if discovered.

Full Setting Description

They named that time The Illumination, and it was by the flash of a camera phone.

 

The year was 2004. Until that point the Earth was as we had always known her. We filled her cruel vastness with legends, superstitions, and rumors. Warlocks, monsters, and gods lurked on the edge of the collective consciousness, always a possibility but never more. We lacked evidence. That evidence came as humanity filled its pockets with technology equipped to capture and transmit.

 

An iPhone found on High School senior Nate Klienman’s mangled corpse held a video of his girlfriend’s bone-snapping transformation into a monstrous wolf creature. A Brazilian widow documented a series of conversations with the misty figure of her late husband. A Chinese fishing boat caught a mermaid in a net and put it on display in the Beijing aquarium.

 

Each week brought a new revelation that we were not alone. Superstitions reversed their slow death overnight. Salem held their first witch trial in a century. The jury rendered a verdict of “guilty on all charges” and sentenced Maxibelle Horux to death. A week after her lethal injection, half the jury died from a tainted batch of flu vaccine. A fearful, populist movement arose to rid humanity of the creatures lurking in its ranks. Suspects are forcibly subjected to bizarre tests of their humanity, and the results are often open to interpretation. A mob’s justice is swift.

 

Yet the paranormal is not merely relegated to a persecuted class. Where some see monsters, some see sentience, and others see opportunity. If a vampire can sustain themselves on cloned blood and work the graveyard shift, why not legalize and tax? Politicians and Aristocrats employ odd-looking individuals as "advisors" or "protection." Entertainment magazines publish revelations every week about which celebrities shed their human skins at home. Charlatans of all stripes, from palmistry mediums to televangelists, have flourished despite the risks. The treatment of the paranormal varies from place to place, person to person.

 

Long have cabals, cults, and secret societies thrived in the shadows. Their roots run deeply through humanity’s oldest systems of power. Machinations are challenged, and sleeping dangers awaken. The world is changing, forcing long-dormant powers into desperate action. And it is in the midst of this great period of change that The Powers That Be have once again turned their attention to the blue marble. For the first time in two hundred years, Harbingers approach worthy individuals with an offer they won't refuse.

The Games have returned, and a new generation of Contractors are being forged.

World Events

Posted by SpamOnPlane, 3 weeks, 3 days ago. Permalink

Beretta Holdings autonomous military drone to enter testing stages soon.

Beretta Holdings announced their development of a new type of military drone that they named the "M.O.S.E.T Model III". this military drone was rumored to be completely autonomous and capable of using standard firearms whilst maintaining a stable flight. 

Within the past few hours, Beretta Holdings has announced that the drones has passed all their simulated tests and is due to enter "live action testing" in a few days.

Beretta Holdings had made no report of the testing site nor what "live action testing" actually meant.

Yesterday an armed convey belonging to Beretta holdings was sighted near the coast of Italy and throughout America. Could these conveys be related to the drone is something more dire beginning? 

Posted by SoothingCoder, 1 month ago. Permalink

Crazy Two headed Eagle Has Been Spotted In The Amazon

Scientists are Still baffled by this discovery thinking it could be a new species or it could be a mutation from radiation or climate change

Posted by ScaryName, 1 month, 2 weeks ago. Permalink

MATHEMATICS AND PHYSICS ARE SAVED

Group of contractors defeats evil Bogdanov Twins on exploding mountainside! Mathematicians around the globe delighted!

Posted by AdmiralEgg, 1 month, 3 weeks ago. Permalink

Nuclear event on belle isle

1,264 and over 8,000 hospitalized from a large nuclear detonation on Bell Isle Detroit secondary reports of some creature moving through the city slaying all the way but these reports have been mostly obfuscated by the bigger headline.

Posted by LapresJunior, 2 months ago. Permalink

UA1960 Flight Hijacked by Abnormals!

Posted by Aleph, 2 months, 1 week ago. Permalink

Big thunder storm in Palo Alto

"What are they doing ova 'ere?"

Posted by ScaryName, 2 months, 2 weeks ago. Permalink

RITUAL OF OPPORTUNITY DISRUPTED, what will the Cult do next?

Posted by A_Clown, 3 months, 1 week ago. Permalink

Brutal Bombings in Chicago?!

On Tuesday, March 19th 2021, a series of bombings took out many shops and with them, the people inside.

Total Wounded : 54

Total Killed : 23

 

Suspects still on the loose

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