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[Active] EVENT: The Heist of the Fangthorn Fortune

Postby VeNox » Sat Sep 09, 2017 9:35 pm

The Heist of the Fangthorn Fortune


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Sign Ups Close: Sep 27
Plot Begins: Oct 8


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Spoiler: Prologue - COMPLETED show
The Others were recently contacted by a goblin named Ulnast with an interesting offer: they steal something for him, and their money problems are a thing of the past. The only problem is, Gringott's Wizarding Bank is determined to keep their reputation in the community. Another robbery in such a short amount of time would be catastrophic. If The Others are going to pull something like this off, they're going to need solid planning, some good help, and a mountain of luck.

*see post below for full overview

Spoiler: The Heist show
The actual meat of the plot will happen in three parts:

1. Infiltration - IN PROGRESS
    Several teams will be deployed here. This includes the actual group of thieves, their decoys, and other distraction teams that are meant to confuse and confound. Everyone who signs up a character here (with the exception of some MLE character) will have a part to play in the first part of the heist. Involvement from there could possibly be limited.

2. Vault Cracking
    The thieves will test their skills and wits by finding their way to the vault and getting inside. Next they will have to locate their prize(s) and quickly get back out in the open of the bank. This phase will be limited to those members of the actual heist team and will be quick paced.

3. Escape
    If the team has made it this far, all components will come back into play for the final phase of the heist. Considering it is unlikely that the team will have gone completely unnoticed, this is where bank security, MLE, and possible other bank personnel will see their time to shine. This phase will most likely be quick paced and wide reaching -- any characters not utilized in other phases will be utilized here. I promise.

Spoiler: Epilogue show
Any personal wrap up that characters would like to do can be listed under the epilogue hashtag. There will be no time limit on these threads and can be as wide reaching as you desire.

Spoiler: Sign Ups show
Information and Rules regarding sign ups:

    ~I am not putting a limit on how many characters you can sign up for this plot (for the time being) but please be considerate. This plot will be conducted via group threads, and absences can kill the pacing and effectiveness of a thread. I fully expect this plot to take anywhere between 8 to 12 weeks. Members of the heist team will be involved in all phases of the heist, while others may only be involved in one phase or possibly two.

    ~I will be looking for two groups of participants for this event:

      The Others Members - Members of The Others who are willing to put themselves, their careers, and their livelihoods at risk in order to assist this organization. Feel free to sign any of your characters up, or make new characters for the group. Please sign up there before you apply here. It'll make it easier for me.

      Gringott's Staff & Ministry Law Enforcement - These characters can and will be actively trying to stop the heist from being successfully completed. Involvement can be extensive or minimal depending on how the plot progresses. Each character signed up will have some role to play, even if it's a tiny one. NOTE: It is possible that a character can be in both of these groups. Don't let any of that deter you -- you will be given instructions as time goes on.

    ~Characters selected to participate in the heist itself need to be experts in their fields as well as established members of The Others -- this job is too risky to bring in outsiders on. These positions will be filled on a first come, first serve basis and I will only be selecting one character per player for this group in particular. Feel free to make characters to fit in here and if you have questions you can PM me or grab me in chat if I'm around.

    ~To sign up, please let me know the character you would like to participate with and in what capacity. YOU MAY NOT SIGN UP TO BE A MASTERMIND AT THIS TIME. Example: Fifi Bellerose - Other/Professional Thief or Cade Audley - Other or Owen Gravel - Auror.

    ~IMPORTANT! By signing up, you are declaring that your characters are maimable, imprisonable, and willing to suffer any consequences that come with the territory of illegal shit. If you would like to participate but WOULD NOT like any of these consequences to happen for reasons unknown, please contact me and I'll see if we can work something out.

Reply to this thread to sign up any and all characters! Sign Ups close September 27th!


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Re: EVENT: The Heist of the Fangthorn Fortune

Postby VeNox » Sat Sep 09, 2017 9:35 pm

Overview


After coming to the attention of a member of The Others that a goblin named Ulnast, a Gringott's Cursebreaker, harbors a deep-seeded hatred for the Fangthorn family -- an impossibly wealthy and exceedingly eccentric pureblood wizarding family, most prominent in Finland -- they find a unique opportunity to find the group nearly unlimited funding.

Legend tells that Ulnast's great, great, great grandfather, Bradnik the Seeing, had become such an expert glass artisan that he could create orbs that would allow those who held them to see glimpses of the future. When one such orb came into the hands of a greedy wizard named Silas Winterbloom, and he tried to use the future to his advantage, Bradnik became aware of the danger of such a gift and destroyed all of his seeing orbs, vowing to never make one again. However, rumors surfaced that Bradnik made one last orb before his death as a gift to an ailing grandchild who would not live into adulthood. This young and spirited girl, Brunruell, left the care of her family to explore the world before her time was up. It's said that she was taken in and seduced by none other than Anastas Fangthorn, whom, after becoming aware of the orb's existence, stole it and abandoned the dying Brunruell to secure his prize. Her family was said to have tried on several occasions to retrieve the orb from the Fangthorns, including employing the infamous Kneebreakers, but with the orb in Fangthorn hands, they always seemed to be a step ahead. Nearly 500 years later, the orb has been all but forgotten, except by Ulnast.

A meeting between Ulnast, Fifi Bellerose, and Kiera Flannery yielded this: If The Others would retrieve the Orb of Seeing for Ulnast, he would get them into Gringott's bank and allow them to burgle the Fangthorn fortune.


Ulnast's Terms:
    - Gringott's goblins must remain unaware of his voluntary involvement
    - Needs some kind of collateral until the job is finished. [Most likely a human hostage]
    - No harm may come to any Goblins or important Goblin Property
    - Only contents of the Fanthorn Vault may be burgled
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Re: EVENT: The Heist of the Fangthorn Fortune

Postby VeNox » Sat Sep 09, 2017 9:35 pm

The Players



    The Masterminds: [Closed Group]
      Ulnast the Goblin
      Fifi Bellerose
      Kiera Flannery

    The Thieves: [Members of The Others & Professional Criminals - 4-6 Characters]
      Ulnast the Goblin
      Fifi Bellerose
      Roisin Flannery
      Alexei Ohanian

    The Support: [General Members of The Others]
      Jack Reddoch
      Jasper Kane
      Cade Audley
      Joshua Audley
      Charlie Aloysius
      Emily Reinborn
      Seth St. Maur (possibly)

    Internal Security/Ministry Response Team: [Gringott's Employees and MLE Members (May be Others)]
      Darragh Owain
      Peggy Malone
      Harry Potter
      Mordecai Kelly
      Abigail Eaton
      Seth St. Maur
      Sorcha Flannery
      Fabian Wentworth
      Artemis Weaver
      Kit Cypher

    The Hostage:
      Neve Flannery
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Re: EVENT: The Heist of the Fangthorn Fortune

Postby VeNox » Sat Sep 09, 2017 9:35 pm

How it Works



Due to the obviously high stakes not only for the Others but for everyone individually involved, the flow of information during a heist like this is incredibly important to maintain. Therefore, those involved would never have access to all of the information. Each member acts as it's own individual cell -- only knowing what they need to know. As such, players will receive PMs with objectives for characters for threads. Please do not share these! Trust me, it will be more fun that way, as some objectives might actually work against each other. Strive towards your objective to the best of the character's ability (or don't, you backstabby backstabber!) and have fun!

Unless otherwise stated, I will be GMing all the threads! Please post 1 (one) time before a GM response. A post should have a reasonable amount of action in it (or no action at all if you prefer). For example: Cade dives out of the way towards cover. is a reasonable amount of action for a post. Cade dives out of the way towards cover. He crouches behind the boxes, lifts his wand and snaps off a stunner towards the goblin is too much action! What happens if he stumbles on the dive? Or a stunner catches him in the chest before he can do any of the other stuff? I will be using a Dice Roller to determine the outcome of actions and using modifiers depending on what's written in each post. The more reasonable the action, the higher the chances of success! This system is super simple, but if you have any questions feel free to message me!



FAQs


    What and who should my character know?
      Your character should only know what has been described in the thread or what I've let you know they know! Especially when it comes to the Others, the only people your character should know is the person who recruited them to the Others (if you don't know who that is, it's automatically Kiera Flannery) and anyone they are working with directly in the heist. I'll let you know if they are working with someone directly! Those who are not in the Others, you should only know what your character already knows and the information I give you in each thread.

    My character might have to do something if things go wrong, but I don't know what that is yet! What do I do?
      I'm only one person, and I don't have time to give all of the 'what ifs' to everyone. Therefore I've only outlined some of the things that could happen in the objectives you were sent. You can be assured that your character would know lots and lots of contingency plans. I'll let you know what you need to know before you need to know it! I promise (or at least I will do my very, very best).

    I'm confused!
      I'm sorry! I'm trying to keep this thing interesting as a whole by not letting anyone see the whole picture just yet. That's a challenge, and I'm only human. If you had a question or need to clarify something, PLEASE, PLEASE, PLEASE just PM me. I won't be mad or frustrated or anything! I want you to know what you need to know to keep things moving forward. I've got you, and I appreciate you asking before things get derailed. :)

    My Other character knows some of the characters in the Others! Would they know they work for the same organization?
      I'm going to leave this one up to personal discretion. Kiera Flannery knows all of the members of the others (as she has to approve them to join the ranks). The only other people a character should know are their recruiters, or people they've worked with directly in official group capacity. It's perfectly normal, and might even fun if your character doesn't know that their best friend from Hogwarts is also in this super secret clandestine group! But if you want them to know the secret, go for it. Just know, the more people know about, the easier it will be to take down the organization from the inside.
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Re: EVENT: The Heist of the Fangthorn Fortune

Postby VeNox » Sat Sep 09, 2017 9:35 pm

Thread Assignments



Part I

Balance the Cost - Kiera Flannery, Neve Flannery

Let it Blow - Fifi Bellerose, Roisin Flannery, Alexei Ohanian
Inside Man - Ulnast, Kit Cypher

Crowd Control - Fabian Wentworth, Harry Potter, Seth St. Maur, Abigail Eaton
Day Drinking - Cadence Audley, Jasper Kane
Test the Witch - Darragh Owain, Artemis Weaver
Public Relations - Josh Audley, Jack Reddoch, Emily Reinborn
Observatory - Charlie Aloysius, Kiera Flannery

The Responders - Peggy Malone, Mordecai Kelly, Sorcha Flannery, Marion Dangerfield




Part II
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Re: EVENT: The Heist of the Fangthorn Fortune

Postby Claira » Sat Sep 09, 2017 10:15 pm

I shall put these guys down for now :)

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Re: EVENT: The Heist of the Fangthorn Fortune

Postby Mac » Sun Sep 10, 2017 12:43 am

Jack Reddoch - Other/The Support/Maayyybe Thief (if he is needed)

Peggy Malone - Witch Watcher/Ministry Response Team
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Re: EVENT: The Heist of the Fangthorn Fortune

Postby Masked Mask » Sun Sep 10, 2017 1:05 am

I refuse to miss this one this time! Crime, drama, a full ociean's 11 style hiest, it's like it's got my name on it
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Re: EVENT: The Heist of the Fangthorn Fortune

Postby Belle » Sun Sep 10, 2017 3:09 am

Jasper Kane - Other/Support
Mordecai Kelly - Hitwizard/MLE Response

(drop these first if you have too many signups since Fifi's already in there <3)
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Re: EVENT: The Heist of the Fangthorn Fortune

Postby twufoo » Sun Sep 10, 2017 10:12 am

Joshua Audley - The Others/ Patrol Officer Trainee (either capacity, he'd be willing to do some sabotage for the others if necessary)
Seth St. Maur - Auror /Ministry Response Team?(corrupt, also willing to sabotage shit for $$$$)
Sorcha Flannery - Auror/Ministry Response Team

You don't have to use all of them... just whatever's most interesting for the group!
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Re: EVENT: The Heist of the Fangthorn Fortune

Postby Niky » Mon Sep 11, 2017 7:33 am

Alexei Ohanian - Thief/hitwizard (willing to sabotage if/when necessary)
Abigail Eaton - Auror/Ministry Response Team
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Re: EVENT: The Heist of the Fangthorn Fortune

Postby Morgan » Mon Sep 11, 2017 11:38 am

Fabian Wentworth - Senior Auror
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Re: EVENT: The Heist of the Fangthorn Fortune

Postby Aluinn » Tue Sep 12, 2017 6:30 am

WHENS THIS GO? I'm on vacation until the like 23rd but after that I'm around. :D
Jk I used my eyes to read (go me!)

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Re: EVENT: The Heist of the Fangthorn Fortune

Postby Sander » Tue Sep 12, 2017 7:49 am

Charlie Alyoisus - The Others Support
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Re: EVENT: The Heist of the Fangthorn Fortune

Postby Tintalle » Mon Sep 18, 2017 9:02 pm

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Re: EVENT: The Heist of the Fangthorn Fortune

Postby Mac » Wed Sep 27, 2017 2:22 pm

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Re: EVENT: The Heist of the Fangthorn Fortune

Postby VeNox » Wed Sep 27, 2017 2:40 pm

So sign ups for this so technically close today! And I'm pushing back the start of the plot 1 week! More info to come soooooon! :D
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Re: EVENT: The Heist of the Fangthorn Fortune

Postby VeNox » Tue Oct 10, 2017 7:10 am

Update!

All starting threads will be established tonight or tomorrow by early afternoon! Thank you for your patience with me!
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Re: EVENT: The Heist of the Fangthorn Fortune

Postby VeNox » Wed Oct 11, 2017 10:48 pm

IT HAS BEGUN!


Alright peeps! The first group of threads have done out. Most of these threads are casual and meant to give an overview for later on in the plot. Take your time (or not) with these. I will be lightly GMing those threads to keep things moving and interesting. I will update them with important information. Please let me know if you have questions.

Also! I have added a HOW IT WORKS section to this tracker as well as a FAQ. Please read that over so we're all on the same page. Also except another PM from me if you have a character that is an Other with information that each character will know before this whole process. Have fun!
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