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PostSubject: City 17   Wed Feb 04, 2009 9:45 pm

City 17-City 17 is visually described as a post-Soviet harbor city featuring mostly Eastern European architecture. Architecture styles dating from pre-World War II neoclassicism, post-war classical designs, Soviet modernism, and post-Soviet contemporary designs can be found throughout the city.

With the Combine domination of Earth, the Combine constructed their own style of architecture in the city, in the form of watchtowers, barricades, mobile walls and door locks, all with the intent of restricting citizen movement in the city.

In addition, large public television screens where installed in several public areas so address citizens regarding the Combine. At the heart of the city is the Citadel, a giant skyscraper which serves as the hub of the Combine. From this, City 17 is be viewed as the world's capital. The core of the city predominantly consists of wall-to-wall buildings, with blocks of clustered low-rises made out of a variety of old and new buildings. Under Combine rule, certain residential buildings in the city were used as accommodation for citizens, and conditions in such housings are typically poor, with few luxuries and constant inspection and raids by the Civil Protection. However, the city was still supplied with electric power, as televisions and lights are still in use.

The city is large enough to provide all necessary needs for the citizens before the Combine attacked. there were a hospital, several cafés and restaurants, office buildings, and underground city systems Most of these buildings are still intact but abandoned. The Combine themselves use some former government buildings, such as the Overwatch Nexus, to help keep control over the city.

The outskirts of City 17 featured industrial districts and additional Soviet housing, most of which are considered off-limits to citizens. Industrial districts are seen linked to the city via railway lines and canals.

As there was little emphasis in maintaining non-essential parts of the city, many areas of City 17 suffered from urban decay, though some of the damage seen prior the uprising of the Resistance may have come from a Combine attack during the Seven Hour War or simply the advance of mobile walls.

City 17's transportation system have some considerable variety. In addition to highways and city streets, City 17 included underground road tunnels that travel beneath the city; during the Resistance uprising against the Combine, portions of the tunnel could be seen, badly damaged, with areas flooded with toxic substances. Several railway lines ran within the city, with at least two large train stations connecting City 17 to other Combine controlled cities. The Combine maximized the use of these transportation systems, developing ground-based APCs to patrol roads while utilizing pre-invasion trains and their own form of trains to transport citizens and goods in and out of City 17 using the railway lines. The presence of unused tram ways on a street also suggest that the city once provided tram services.


A network of canals are also prevalent in and around City 17. Much of the inner city canals, however, were made defunct after the Combine's draining of large bodies of water around City 17 left much of the area's canal system dry. However, the industrial district canal systems remained usable, albeit shallower, with certain portions of the canals contaminated with hazardous materials.

The Combine-The Combine is a powerful alien race, empire, and the primary antagonistic organization in city 17 they are lead on earth by doctor Wallace Breen, he can be seen spreading his propaganda on many of the large viewing screens around the city (the ones not broken to shut him up

The Combine is a vast empire spanning multiple parallel universes. The empire is inhabited by an unknown number of sentient species, and appears to be governed by a race of bizarre, artificially evolved Advisors. The Combine expands its empire by invading worlds and enslaving the dominant species to be exploited as it sees fit. By manipulating these inhabitants through methods including bioengineering and implantation, the Combine creates a race of super-soldiers uniquely adapted for the environment of that particular world. This process results in a highly mobile and adaptive military force which is able to respond to any threat and crush any opposition. The reasons behind the Combine's imperialism remain unknown throughout the game.

Earth is the Combine's most recent known annexation, acquired following Earth's surrender at the end of the Seven Hour War. Following the standard Combine process, members of Earth's dominant species have been modified to form a new arm of the Combine military. these soldiers are primarily used as a permanent Combine garrison on Earth

The resistance-The Resistance is a network of humans and Vortigaunts with the goal of removing the Combine and Wallace Breen from power.

The resistance has no command structure, however there are leaders. Eli Vance, Barney Calhoun, Arne Magnusson, and Alyx Vance are examples of resistance leaders. Gordon Freeman is a man of very high regard among resistance members.

Resistance members are not always guerrillas with weapons, they can also be mere citizens who aid or collaborate with the Resistance in some way.

The Resistance has a strongest presence on The Coast, where there are both resistance and Combine bases, and the two factions frequently spar with one another. Important coastal bases include Shorepoint, Bridge Point, New Little Odessa, and Lighthouse Point.

The Resistance also occupies (or occupied) a number of large bases and towns in the areas surrounding City 17; these include Ravenholm, Black Mesa East, and White Forest. Black Mesa East and Ravenholm were both discovered and destroyed by the Combine; a similar attempt was made upon White Forest but was repelled.

Resistance members who play active combat roles normally wear salvaged Civil Protection vests, green uniforms, or blue uniforms

The Resistance was formed shortly after the Seven Hour War in response to the Combine takeover. A loose band of guerillas, outlaws and spies dedicated to overthrowing the new world order, they were unable to take on the alien empire directly. So the Resistance instead worked at undermining it by infiltrating the ranks of Civil Protection, smuggling weaponry, setting up a sophisticated underground with bases at Ravenholm, Black Mesa East and White Forest, and by helping civilians escape the Combine controlled cities.

Many of the Resistance's key members are Black Mesa Personnel who survived the Black Mesa Incident and the events that took place afterward. Other key members are former officers of pre-Seven Hour War national armies (like colonel Odessa Cubbage) or seem to have become leaders due to useful knowledge or experience.

From its formation until the Combine War, the Resistance mostly operated underground, with safehouses, hidden bases and concealed supply caches in and around City 17. One of the few exceptions to this appears to have been The Coast, where the Resistance had sufficient strength to operate more openly, with a number bases and outposts, including Shorepoint, New Little Odessa, Bridge Point and Lighthouse Point. Operating from these positions, they regularly sparred with the Combine forces in the area. Over time, though, the Combine made significant inroads into the Coast, destroying many of the smaller outposts and condensing the spread out Resistance forces into larger groups at the main bases. Bridge Point was taken over and occupied, possibly due to the significance of the railway bridge beside it, which the Combine Razor Trains use.

Also around this time, Ravenholm, a secluded mining town connected to Black Mesa East, became one of the main Resistance settlements in the City 17 region, and was home to many escapees from City 17.


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PostSubject: Re: City 17   Fri Feb 06, 2009 6:22 pm

We don't go to Ravenholm.
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PostSubject: Re: City 17   Fri Feb 06, 2009 6:28 pm

this is set any where from ten years to 6 months before freemen arrived, so it may or may not be dead yet, it depends on if someone wants it alive for there story
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PostSubject: Re: City 17   Fri Feb 06, 2009 7:43 pm

Contrary to my previous statement, I would actually spend about 99.78% of my time in Ravenholm >=D.

I can't promise I would be very active, but I would probably post from time to time. Give us some sort of character application to fill out.
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PostSubject: Re: City 17   Fri Feb 06, 2009 7:46 pm

i think this is scraped
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PostSubject: Re: City 17   Fri Feb 06, 2009 8:00 pm

Well Poo. =\

I'd like to have some actual RPs around besides just mine and Pengy's.
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PostSubject: Re: City 17   Fri Feb 06, 2009 8:03 pm

then i guess its not scraped
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PostSubject: Re: City 17   Fri Feb 06, 2009 8:12 pm

D:

The thread only has 27/1000 HP remaining! Watch out!!
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PostSubject: Re: City 17   Fri Feb 06, 2009 8:20 pm

city 17 chalnges sos to a duel
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PostSubject: Re: City 17   Fri Feb 06, 2009 8:46 pm

Sword of Sacrifice vs. City Seventeen

___COMMENCE___

Immediately, SoS began charging a powerful blast whilst C17 charged straight in. "Take this!" SoS shouted, unleashing the deadly wave at his opponent. Dodging in mid air, C17 began launching energy blasts of his own as he closed in at high speed. One by one, SoS deflected the blasts, until the two combatants where mere inches away. Swiveling around, SoS responded with an uppercut, which was parried and returned with an unsuccessful kick. Launching into a backflip, SoS created space between the two fighters, and launched another fierce ball of energy at C17.

C17 was hit full in the chest, and dropped to the ground eighty feet below, headfirst. Landing on his right palm, C17 flipped himself upright, and instantly took to the air again, barreling towards SoS at speeds surpassing mach3. SoS was unable to dodge such a blindingly fast attack, and was struck in the jaw by a strong left hook. "Got you!" C17 shouted, adding a roundhouse kick and an energy blast to the combo.

SoS was blown away, hurtling towards the ground at impossible speeds, slamming three boulders and trees alike. Fortunately, SoS was sturdy, and was able to hop back to his feet within seconds, albeit with stars in his vision. Meanwhile, C17 continued the assault, speeding towards his stunned enemy. Upon making contact, C17 shouted something vulgar, and attempted to tackle SoS, but the former snapped back to his senses at the last moment, and jabbed forward, smashing C17 straight in the nose.

Clutching his face and spitting out teeth and blood, C17 slid backwards and growled menacingly. "Come get some!" SoS shouted, rushing at his opponent, preparing a close range energy flash.

Suddenly, two shots rang out, followed by two loud splats in unison. SoS and C17 fell to the ground, dead, a bullet in each of their brains.

From eight hundred yards away, Stagnant laughed and slowly stroked his rifel

___CONCLUDE___

SoS is dead

C17 is dead


Stagnant has LEVELED UP

Stagnant has obtained 4302792752 monies.
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PostSubject: Re: City 17   Fri Feb 06, 2009 8:56 pm

City 17 falls out resurction vial instatly geting revied. he then draged sos to cover and gave him a vial to. when he woke up, city 17 asked

"that must be stagnant, the cheater used guns, lets take him ou partners"
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PostSubject: Re: City 17   Fri Feb 06, 2009 9:04 pm

"Alas, the best weapon I have is a Vahkraam of Obliteration." SoS said, rubbing the spot on his forhead where a bullet hole had previously been.

"And it's range is much smaller than a rifle's. This does not bode well for us."

Suddenly another shot rang out, whizzing past SoS's face. Making a squeaking noise, he immediately took cover behind a boulder.
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PostSubject: Re: City 17   Fri Feb 06, 2009 9:06 pm

"well fuck i only have the gravity gun and its short range, i left my rifles in my car out side the park"
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PostSubject: Re: City 17   Fri Feb 06, 2009 9:09 pm

Another shot echoes, taking a chunk out of SoS's boulder.

"I do believe it is time for us to GTFO."
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PostSubject: Re: City 17   Fri Feb 06, 2009 9:15 pm

"agred, we can move along the trees and get to my car, from there we can grab my guns or bolt"
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PostSubject: Re: City 17   Fri Feb 06, 2009 9:21 pm

"Oh hell naw." SoS decided. Too risky.

Instead, SoS screamed some incomprehensible jumble of vowel sounds, and teleported inside C17's car with a brilliant crack of blue light.

"Good luck with your trees!" He shouted out the window.
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PostSubject: Re: City 17   Fri Feb 06, 2009 9:25 pm

"there were great" c17 said from the driver seat "what took you so long, i got here 30 minutes ago"

a shot rang out and slamed into the wind shield

"dam it he can see us from here"

he then started the car

"lets drive, the guns are behind you, look for him and pop a few shots off"
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PostSubject: Re: City 17   Fri Feb 06, 2009 9:31 pm

"Guns are for losers!" SoS shouted, pulling out his shortsword and waving it out the window, menacingly.

Another rifle shot snapped the poor little sword clean in half.

"Hmm... On second though, perhaps I will partake of your guns." SoS muttered, reaching for a VSS Vintorez.

Leaning the huge barrel out the window, he began returning fire.
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PostSubject: Re: City 17   Fri Feb 06, 2009 10:13 pm

Stagnant is like...paused and stuff. I'm too lazy to continue stuff at the mom-

*leaves computer to make tuna sandwitch*
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PostSubject: Re: City 17   Sat Feb 07, 2009 1:25 pm

Zak started drving down the road when sudlny there was a rumble in the sky

"ah shit, its the Unbrella, lets get out of here"
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PostSubject: Re: City 17   Sat Feb 07, 2009 1:48 pm

"Huh?" SoS asked, trying to figure out how in the hell you reload a VSS.
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PostSubject: Re: City 17   Sat Feb 07, 2009 1:51 pm

A random godlike figure decends from the heavens, and shoots City17.

"It's spelled "Umbrella", you dipshit"

The random godlike figure disappears.
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PostSubject: Re: City 17   Sat Feb 07, 2009 1:56 pm

Without a driver, the car spins out of control and careens off the side of a cliff. SoS is killed instantly.
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PostSubject: Re: City 17   Sat Feb 07, 2009 2:00 pm

City 17 stirs inside the reck

"fuck who was that ass fuck."

after a quick flash back he idefied the person as

"oh shit its that bitch, LIH"

he then realised that SoS was dead and that he was talking to himself he then used his last RES vial on him

"get the hell up you lazy bum"
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PostSubject: Re: City 17   Sat Feb 07, 2009 2:06 pm

The godlike figure reappears behind Stagnant, holding a SW 500 to his head.

"Good Bye."

A shot rings out, and the figure disappears again.





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