Raise the Banner High! Feb 27, 2018 12:35:23 GMT -6
Post by Colonel Crimson on Feb 27, 2018 12:35:23 GMT -6
Hello there! My name is Colonel Crimson, leader of the Scarlet Brigade. I like pina coladas, getting caught in the rain, and uniting humanity towards a brighter tomorrow. One where we set forth into the universe and cease cowering on Earth and allowing all these aliens to come down and cause us trouble.
The Public Face
On the surface, the Scarlet Brigade is basically a small armed force with the stated aim of uniting all of Earth's disparate regional governments under one united banner - the Scarlet Banner! The goal of this is to harness humanity's united potential so that they can begin expanding beyond Earth's borders and out into the stars. Vi-Poi abandoned us a hundred years ago, the rhetoric goes, if he isn't coming back, perhaps we should go out there and find him? The universe is filled with countless wonders which could bring immeasurable benefit to humanity, but we'll never get there if we remain divided.
The Scarlet Brigade began in the small village of Woodford, where it maintains its current tenuous presence. The people of Woodford are mostly happy under their control, and the village is seeing rapid growth and expansion as the Colonel and her stationed forces (about thirty or forty people at present) work to make the town a thriving example of what her leadership can achieve.
Naturally, the local government isn't very happy about this. The Scarlet Brigade have been accused of murder, extortion, and racketeering. They are an anti-democratic movement, and they've essentially just moved in and annexed a small portion of the Eastern region. Conflict seems inevitable.
The True Facts
The Scarlet Brigade was established by Tobaka, aka Colonel Crimson, following her long and ultimately unsuccessful quest to find the Dragon Balls. She decided to establish a group to help her in her quest for power, reasoning that it would be much easier with her own force of lackeys to assist her.
Colonel Crimson is very good with rhetoric, she can do a good speech and rile up a crowd - especially if they aren't too bright - but that's all it ever is with her. She sees the Scarlet Brigade as a means to an end; her own power. She wants immortality, she wants the strength to conquer worlds, she wants the riches and glory that only such strength can bring. She is greed incarnate, hidden behind a carefully-cultivated veneer of respectability.
Where Do I Come In?
Well, that's a good question!
Colonel Crimson and the Scarlet Brigade are designed to provide antagonism and plot, but it is important to me that I don't ruin anyone's good time OOCly.
If you are a hero and want to beat up on some thugs? I can provide that! If you want to confront the Colonel herself? That is a possibility too - though don't expect her to make it easy to pin her down.
If you are a fellow Bad Guy, first off, good on you for choosing the winning side! Secondly, the Scarlet Brigade will be actively seeking alliances as far and wide as possible. The Colonel is very much not above working with criminals, mercenaries, assassins, and any other variety of unsavoury character you might happen to represent.
Whether it is mutual training, supplying guns, money or muscle, the Scarlet Brigade are willing to provide it in exchange for aid towards their own goals.
Finally, if you don't exist at all yet but like the idea of joining up with the Colonel - whether you are an idealist duped by the vision of a united humanity, or a cold-hearted killer eager for the next paycheque - I am very willing to discuss characters who might want to join the Scarlet Brigade!
... I'm just not assuming that this concept will be popular enough to warrant a whole Faction until I am proven otherwise!