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Hooks & Hopes

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This page exists to help new players or characters find ways to hook into existing characters on the grid.

If you take advantage of a hook or hope, please talk to the person who listed it before submitting your application.

Hooks

Hooks are ways you can link your character's backstory to other characters. The information listed here can help you do that. Just page the person whose hook you're interested in developing to chat with them about possibilities!

Mutant Town

There are also pre-created characters available for this location.

  • Alexandra is a PI who's been working out of Mutant Town since about 2041 who also grew up across the river in Jersey. She takes the community aspect of Mutant Town seriously and is well-known at certain watering holes and other businesses.
  • Ciel is a PI who has been working with Alexandra out of Mutant Town for the last two years.
  • Moody is a DJ, part time barista, part time waitress, part time anything who performs and lives primarily in Mutant Town. She has an apartment that is virtually a revolving door of roommates, of whom she has many for varying durations.
  • Maxim is a Russian (former?) criminal, who's lived in New York since 2042. He lived in Moscow for seven years before that. He's primarily known as a cage fighter and bouncer in and around Mutant Town.
  • Richard is largely an unknown around Mutant Town who keeps to himself, but he's recognizable to anyone who patronizes the fights at 18th Street.
  • Valerie is a known face around Mutant Town's bars and clubs and is involved with a few less-savory things, like hiring teens to help her fence stolen goods and selling prescription medications.
  • Lea is a recent arrival to Mutant Town who has taken up fighting at 18th Street. She is a resident at Open Hands
  • Irene was a Detective in the Mutant Affairs division of the NYPD from 2037–2045. Now she's just a busybody.
  • Armando is one of the baristas at Oddball Coffee and occasionally bartends at the Sloppy Pony.
  • Christian is a resident at Open Hands.
  • Danny makes fake IDs and does other forgery/digital manipulation work for a 'paper-maker' in Chinatown. He's been at this since 2041 and has a decent reputation for quality and discretion, among those in the market for such things, in the Lower East Side and Mutant Town.

Xavier's School

There are also pre-created characters available for this organization.

  • Kade attended Xavier's from 2022 to 2025. His daughter, Nina Caruthers (15), is a current student (enrolled 2041).
  • Moody attended Xavier's from 2034 to 2038, roughly, leaving when she turned 18 to move to NYC.
  • Riley attended Xavier's from 2030-2036; picked up an associate's degree and moved on to X-Force fairly quickly post-grad.
  • Tiffany attended Xavier's from 2034 to 2038, then moved on to Hunter University.
  • Jeremy attended Xavier's from 2016 to 2020, then attended NYU. He returned to Xavier's School and taught drama there from 2035 to 2045.
  • Armando attended Xavier's from 2036 to 2041.

X-Men

There are also pre-created characters available for this organization.

  • Jeremy was Boomer on the X-Men team from 2035 to 2045 when they were disbanded.

X-Force

There are also pre-created characters available for this organization.

  • Ciel was a member of X-Force from 2032-2040.
  • Kade was a member of X-Force from 2027 to 2040.
  • Richard was a member of X-Force from 2011-2012 and then for the final months of its existence in 2040.
  • Riley was a member of X-Force from 2037/8-2040.
  • Samad was a member of X-Force from 2034-2040.
  • Diego was a member of X-Force from 2036-2040.
  • Micaela was a member of X-Force from 2037-2040.

Mercenary

  • Ciel was a member of the Garuda mercenary group in India from 2040-2044ish.
  • Rohan was a member of the Garuda mercenary group in India from 2030ish-2044. (His early timeline is flexible.)
  • Huruma was a member of the Garuda mercenary group in India from 2036ish-2044.
  • Sumit was a member of the Garuda mercenary group in India from 2034ish-2045.

Other

  • Huruma has been an independent contractor/soldier-of-fortune for many years; these years have consisted of numerous jobs of various alignments, and a good deal of travel.

Hopes

  • Open Hands residents are young adult mutants often between the ages of 17-20 who have fallen on hard times or made a few mistakes. PC's would be very welcome and most of the OH-related NPC's are up for adoption! Contact Tiffany or Rohan.

Roster

Rostered characters are usually created by staff in order to give members of a group a shared idea of important figures in their history. In some cases, they may have been previously played as either PCs or NPCs. The details of rostered characters are often flexible for new players.

To pick up a rostered character, talk to staff on the Guests or Creation channel.

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