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Need Character Volunteers for Large-Scale Project

sonic71
sonic71
has commissioned me for a large-scale project that will be a distant departure from most of my work. This project, which we estimate will be around 40,000 words total, will be a character-driven action/drama centered around his characters Wildfire and Cindy as they undergo a mission for the British Special Reconnaissance Regiment over the course of four days.

The setting is modern day military. There will be action and likely some blood/violence and firearms use.

What we need are four volunteers to be a part of this mission.

Co-Star Role 1 - NCO Operative with SRR, OR-1 or OR-2 rank equivalent in the BA, RM, RN, or RAF
Co-Star Role 2 - NCO Operative with SRR, OR-1 or OR-2 rank equivalent in the BA, RM, RN, or RAF
Co-Star Role 3 - NCO Operative with SRR, OR-1 or OR-2 rank equivalent in the BA, RM, RN, or RAF
Minor Role 1 - Comms Specialist @ HQ, OR-4 rank equivalent in the BA, RM, RN, or RAF
Cameo Role 1 - Commanding Officer with SRR, OF-2 or OF-3 rank equivalent in any NATO force

(For Co-Star and Minor Role ranks, see here.)

The "Co-Stars" will be the NCO privates/seamen on the actual mission with Wildfire and Cindy. These characters will have a leading role in the story and be featured across all 4 days. These are soldiers with special operative / anti-terrorism training. Please choose one or two specializations from the list below and be prepared to embellish character history if you want to apply for one of these roles. Ages for these roles would be 18-23 or so.

Specializations: Grenadier, Suppressive Fire, Medic, Demolitions, Electronics, Communications, Assault Engineer, Infiltration, Sniper, Science or Engineering, Civilian Operations, other (specify).

The "Minor Role" will be an NCO stationed at HQ. This will be the talking head the team gets their orders from. This is a minor role that will only be seen during comms scenes but is likely to have a service history with one or more of the stars or co-stars. Age: 23-28

The "Cameo Role" is very minor and will possibly not be seen at all, except to be mentioned in passing. As stated, this is an officer who can be with any NATO force. This is the commanding officer who sent the team on the given mission. Age: 26-35

As sonic71 is generously sponsoring this project, these slots are free. He and I will hand pick from the entrants who we think best fits the needs of the story. To put your name in the hat, please comment below using the following format.

Character Name:
Branch of Service:
Rank:
Callsign:
Race:
Gender:
Age:
Preferred Role:
Specialization(s):
Two Sentence Bio:

Entry will be open until next Monday at noon, Central and selectees posted shortly thereafter.
Viewed: 85 times
Added: 5 years, 9 months ago
 
VerbMyNoun
5 years, 9 months ago
Sign me up for one of these slots. I'm at work now, so my time to reply is limited, but I'll take medic or demo. Just let me know which you'd prefer, and I'll whip something up tonight.
Jacinth
5 years, 9 months ago
Take your time and come up with someone you like, there's plenty of time to craft your entry (selection period added to journal).
VerbMyNoun
5 years, 9 months ago
Legal Name: Selene Theresa O’Malley
Branch: British Army
Rank: OR-2
Call sign: Tranquility
Race: Red Squirrel
Gender: Female
Age: 20
Preferred Role: Co-Star
Specializations: Demolitions, Electronics, Engineering
(Lol @ ME, of all people, writing a 2 sentence bio): Selene’s father was a bomber for the IRA, before his eventual capture and incarceration, but he managed to pass a few tricks of the trade on to his little girl. The British government realized her potential, and she was placed into a prestigious Military Prep School, where she excelled and graduated at the top of her class at the age of 15. She later attended Oxford with a triple focus in Electrical Engineering, Physics, and Chemistry. She was heavily recruited by multiple military branches, eventually settling on the Army.
Personality: Selene is very quiet and has nerves of steel. Being raised in the chaos and violence of Belfast, the sounds of gunfire and explosions are nothing new to her. She meditates for thirty minutes and does yoga on a daily basis, duties permitting. Her calm, steady-handed demeanor and understanding of structural support make her unbeatable at Jenga. She has a surprising sense of humor, and has been known to pull pranks on unsuspecting newbies, since no one ever blames the quiet ones. Her intellect also gives her a haughty disposition, and even in the rare cases when she is wrong, she will find some way to convince the other person she’s right.
Non-smoker, non-drinker, no drugs, not even swear words.
VerbMyNoun
5 years, 9 months ago
Alternate call sign: Domino - because if you want to knock something down right, you need to know how it was put up.
VerbMyNoun
5 years, 9 months ago
And hell, while I'm at it, weapons of choice are pistols and SMG's. Considering the amount of tech and demo charges she lugs around, her guns need to be light. No shotguns or Assault Rifles for this lass. She also has strong lesbian tendencies - I know it's not intended to be erotic, but if the story has any relationships at all, that's how she is.

I'm actually tempted to write up a more in-depth origins story for her now, lol.
VerbMyNoun
5 years, 9 months ago
I posted this reply in the wrong spot, and edited. Ignore this. Lol.
Jacinth
5 years, 8 months ago
Day 1 has been posted. Enjoy!
RokukeShiba
5 years, 9 months ago
Character Name: Hanae Shiba
Branch of Service: Marines
Rank: Sargent
Callsign: dead eye
Race: otter
Gender: female
Age: 25
Preferred Role: Co-Star Role 1
Specialization(s): sniper, unarmed combat, urban warfare
Two Sentence Bio: Hanae is a tough woman who joined the Marines when she was 18, she enjoys drinking and being with her family when she can. Saw major and minor combat when she joined the scout sniper, she have two brothers who are civilians.
Jacinth
5 years, 8 months ago
Day 1 has been posted, and Dead Eye makes a fairly significant appearance. ;)
bendover
5 years, 9 months ago
Character Name: Theodore Franklin
Branch of Service: US Army
Rank: corporal
Callsign: Biggs
Race: Sumatran tiger
Gender: male
Age: 30
Preferred Role: co-star any slot
Specialization(s):Supressive fire, demolitions
Two Sentence Bio: from a early childhood Theodore loved his explosions. After joining the Army he finally got to put those skills to "constructive" uses as a Squad LMG/AT operator.
bendover
5 years, 9 months ago
And because I feel like it. Backstory : V

Theodore Franklin is a loud man. He talks loud, he walks loud and he makes loud explosions. At the tender age of six, he discovered fire, and shortly after, explosions, in the process leveling his parents house. All his childhood was filled with booms and fires in the form of cherry bombs and firecrackers. Later in life after numerous arrests for arson and property damage (no malicious intent thankfully) he decided to join a wrecking crew to scuttle ships and assorted buildings. Having finally found some way to use his skills and not get arrested for it he seemed to have a good life. But, after time boredom set in. It's not as fun to blow a ship everyone knows is going to explode. He craved action and something to keep his attention. Naturally, a person with his personality the armed forces seemed perfect. He joined the army at 26 and has been with them for four years, spending most of his time in EOD but serving as well as a LMG/AT operator for a 5 man squad gainin numerous personnel kills and 18 tank kills (he swears its 20 and those two he crushed by demolishing a tower should count)
dilbertdog
5 years, 9 months ago
dilbert dog
air force
technical sargent
sky wolf
wolf bat hybrid
male
22
co-star role 2
Science Electronics Demolitions Communications minor medic training flight expert

bio a bit of a loner and only child  raised by single mother enjoys video games and being alone and is capable of short distance flight  without equipment weighs too much with it  joined air force for free education.  kind and will help those in need but very blunt
dilbertdog
5 years, 9 months ago
just noticed make that age 23
if that rank too hi  make it airman
Jacinth
5 years, 8 months ago
Day 1 has been posted, and Sky Wolf makes a brief cameo.
dilbertdog
5 years, 8 months ago
thank u
Kainus666
5 years, 9 months ago
Character Name: Zexus Akumatsuki
Branch of Service: US Marine Corps
Rank: Captain
Race: Ancient Fox
Gender: Male
Age: 198 (due to his species origin, he looks about 26)
Preferred Role: Co-Star (any slot)
Specializations: Stealth, Recon, Sniper
Two Sentence Bio: Being 198, Zexus has fought in many wars for the US. He is a military secret and a loner, only sent in for special missions requiring ultimate stealth and discretion.
Kainus666
5 years, 9 months ago
I forgot call sign! 0.0

Callsign: Darkfang
Kainus666
5 years, 9 months ago
my bad... i misread the whole journal... well whatever british equivalent there is for the marines... if its not too late
Sakuryu
5 years, 9 months ago
Hmmmm Don't think I can enter this one :/
sonic71
5 years, 9 months ago
why not?
Sakuryu
5 years, 9 months ago
I don't have any modern era static military characters, everyone is at least somewhat based in fantasy.
sonic71
5 years, 9 months ago
ok then sorry to hear that
Sakuryu
5 years, 9 months ago
Np :) Looks like a good story though.
sonic71
5 years, 9 months ago
thank you why not try for the Cameo Role you have one week
Sakuryu
5 years, 9 months ago
I'll ask Jac
sonic71
5 years, 9 months ago
ok then
Jacinth
5 years, 9 months ago
New OCs crafted just for this story are absolutely welcome--for any role!
sonic71
5 years, 9 months ago
New OCs crafted just for this story are absolutely welcome--for any role! just said this
VerbMyNoun
5 years, 9 months ago
Just because you don't have any characters doesn't mean you can't enter. I whipped up Selene over a 2 hour period at work.
Cormenthor
5 years, 9 months ago
2 hours?  slacker, did specter in 15 minutes
incluing some research to check accuracy of details not yet divulged
VerbMyNoun
5 years, 9 months ago
And I gave more details XD
Cormenthor
5 years, 9 months ago
and my 6 pages of details were withheld intentionally, not throwing the baby out with the bath water, nyaaaaaa
sonic71
5 years, 9 months ago
i am the big slacker here i had Wildfire and Cindy for a year but i never made background info for them i have made them now for this stores
Cormenthor
5 years, 9 months ago
Character Name:  Ryan  MacKenna

Branch of Service: RM, 45 Commando

Rank: Colour Sergeant

Callsign: Specter (or Ghost)

Race: Ermine (Weasel family, short tail variety)

Gender: Male

Age: 23

Preferred Role:co-Star Role

Specialization(s): Sniper, Demolitions, Suppressive Fire

Two Sentence Bio:
 Born in Bogganstown Ireland, joined the Royal Marines at the age of 18 and completed his training at Commando Training Centre Royal Marines in Lympstone, Devon ranking 4th in his class.
Non drinker, non smoker, typical loner but with his 126 kill record in only 3 years, you know he's always got your back.
Jacinth
5 years, 8 months ago
Day 1 has been posted. Enjoy!
talon2point0
5 years, 9 months ago
Oh pllllz let me in this one! I've got your officer right here.
Alex reference sheet by talon2point0


Character Name: Alex Greatwolf
 Branch of Service: British Royal Marines
 Rank: OR-2
 Callsign: Caesar
 Race: Dire Wolf
 Gender: Male
 Age: 22
 Preferred Role:Co-Star
 Specialization(s): Suppression Fire, Civil Operations
 Two Sentence Bio:
Alex comes from a long line of Officers and military men. He is a sharp an natural leader who does well under stress and doesn't: lose his head.
(P.S. he was in a Jacinth story once. :D https://inkbunny.net/submissionview.php?id=335206)
Jacinth
5 years, 9 months ago
You know what's funny? sonic71 was worried we wouldn't get enough volunteers. :)
Jacinth
5 years, 9 months ago
16 volunteers so far. 7 here and... 9 on SoFurry! You guys are slacking!
VerbMyNoun
5 years, 9 months ago
I was tempted to post mine on SoFurry, too, but didn't see the point. That one dude that posted the former IRA member should check his real life timeline. A member of the IRA at sixteen, 22 now. Kind of hard since they de-armed and went pacifist in 2005.
Jacinth
5 years, 9 months ago
Regardless of timelines, accurate or alternate, I find it a bit of a stretch to think a formerly active IRA member would find his way onto the SRR, no matter what his record.
Jacinth
5 years, 9 months ago
And yes, I'm constructing a spreadsheet of all entries here and there. This is a selection, not a lottery, so bonus entries won't help :)
VerbMyNoun
5 years, 9 months ago
Lol, it wasn't for the sake of being a bonus entry. It was just so that my idea would be in two places, and seen. If I wanted multiple entries, I would have posted my St. Bernard medic, too. I just posted my favorite of my 2 creations. XD
VerbMyNoun
5 years, 9 months ago
I'm having entirely too much fun. I went and made up a third character. Still, only sharing my favorite of the three. I'm also concocting Selene's backstory. I think it will be a fun side project. Let me know if you want the details on my others.
sonic71
5 years, 9 months ago
i was a littler bit worried :P
VerbMyNoun
5 years, 9 months ago
Just because I feel like it, here's another - If I can only submit one character, pick the one you like better.
Legal Name: Willa Marie Covington
Branch: British Marines
Rank: OR-1
Call sign: Wisp
Race: Black Labrador Retriever
Gender: Female
Age: 19
Preferred Role: Co-Star
Specializations: Infiltration, Sniper, Hand-to-hand
Bio: Raised in a military family, Willa joined against her mother's wishes after her father was killed in action serving in the middle east. Since Dad was away for months, sometimes years, at a time without contact, Mom had to work hard to provide for Willa and her younger brother, and Willa spent a lot of her childhood getting into trouble on the streets of London. In school, she was a key player in her school's theater troupe. Her looks can be described as "Plain Jane," which she uses, along with her street smarts, to blend in with virtually any crowd. Upon her enlistment, she was determined to be an expert markswoman, and in additional to sniper training, she is also proficient in small firearms such as pistols, revolvers, and submachine guns. She was also trained in CQC, should the need ever arise, and while she isn't the best fighter, she is able to stand her ground against most civilians and the common grunt. Personality-wise, she is cheerful, friendly, and outgoing amongst her friends and allies, and is usually the first person to welcome a newcomer to the team. Her hobbies include pop culture trivia, singing karaoke, and jogging.

(If she and/or Selene get used, they are romantically linked.)
Ghostail
5 years, 9 months ago
This sounds like it's gonna be epic, I'll try my luck!
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Character Name: Gabriel Gray

Branch of Service: US Secret Service

Rank: OR-2

Callsign: Mediator

Race: Unicorn/Pegasus (Wings can be removed if detrimental to story)
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Gender: Male

Age: 25

Preferred Role: Co-Star/Minor (Co-Star Preferred)

Specialization(s): Infiltration, Hand to Hand Combat

Two Sentence Bio: (Sorry, longer than two sentences but I'll keep it short)
A fair individual, Gray always sees both sides of a story. Fluent in Russian, German, French and Spanish (Others, if you see fit), he utilized his knack for learning foreign languages at an early age, joining the US Marine Corps in hopes of becoming a linguist. After Basic, his instructors recommended him to the Secret Service knowing that he would be of great use to the presidential guard. After several years of duty Gray decided to expand his horizons by transferring to NATO command, he hoped that his skills would allow him to gain more experience away from his home country.

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