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 Posted: May 18 2017, 10:50 PM
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The Storyline
Remember When We Were Ordinary?
You can't open a portal to the other side of space in the middle of a metropolitan super centre and not expect there to be consequences. The world didn't stop moving after aliens attacked New York - but rather, rushed to adapt to changes it wasn't even remotely ready for. Between the catastrophic revelation of life beyond earth and the governmental reform resulting from the fall of S.H.I.E.L.D. there is more than enough mayhem to face for heroes and villains alike - not to mention the every day civilian!

Manhattan Has Changed.

The stars in Manhattan aren’t the same – in fact, they aren’t even from our galaxy. It’s not as notable in the daytime, but those who have lived in this city their whole lives know that it’s not the same as it was before. The roads move – nevermind the public walking paths. It’s like Hogwarts on a grand scale and a whole lot more frightening. When you arrive late to work and say you took a left on the usual street and ended up driving past Stark Tower and having to take a different route, nobody asks questions. That sort of thing just happens now.

There are rules in place that go unspoken that are just inherently understood by the New York populace, but especially by those born and raised in the Manhattan area. Don’t study the stars – don’t look behind you when your landscape suddenly changes, don’t question the mutant asking how to get to the star port – just keep looking forward, keep walking home. You’ll get there eventually.

There’s a pizza parlor that serves everything you can think of and a lot of things you can’t imagine, but you’ve never seen pizza on the menu and the location changes more often than the streets themselves. It’s never too far from Stark Tower though – people have learned not to crowd the place at night, when the stars are a little too close and a little too bright. There’s things in the shadows that aren’t from this earth, it’s a feeling people have in their bones – and it’s strongest at the source. It’s always strongest around the Tower.

New York's War Has Begun.

S.W.A.T. teams and local P.D. work to enforce a city wide curfew, but they know New York is too big to keep everyone safe. It’s up to the people to keep their heads down and follow the rules – everything else is left to chance. Heroes are becoming more and more bold, because the darkness is getting more and more prevalent.

In the wake of S.H.I.E.L.D.’s data dump, the world is having a hard time trusting governments in general – but nowhere is that more clear than in New York, where the people are volunteering in phenomenal numbers to support the neighborhood watches and the nightly patrols, where the city as a whole is preparing for something. They don’t know what’s coming – they just know whatever is already here is enough to keep them on their toes.

Superheroes and mutants are now considered necessary to survival. While the rest of the world wonders what to do, New York arms up. While the U.N. works against the impact of S.H.I.E.L.D.’s data dump and the rise of a Nazi-like regime threatening international security – New York is already forming an army. Mutants are welcome – superheroes are wanted. In New York it’s a haven for the enhanced, where the first line of defense is being formed and there’s always something lurking in the shadows.

This Is Civil Requiem
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 Posted: May 19 2017, 12:19 AM
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Timelines
Film Placement & Meshing
Acronyms:

  • AI: Avengers Initiative
  • AOU: Age of Ultron
  • AKW: Aldrich Killian War
  • AOS: Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.
  • BB: Big Bang / Hulk Incident
  • CA: Captain America
  • DD: Daredevil
  • DOFP: Days of Future Past
  • FC: First Class
  • IM: Iron Man
  • SCW: S.H.I.E.L.D. Civil War
  • TAS: The Amazing Spiderman
  • WS: Winter Soldier
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    HOLMES
     Posted: May 19 2017, 01:55 AM
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    Timelines
    MCU Canon
    The original X-Men timeline takes place between 2003-2006 and, for the sake of the site, we are allowing people to adjust their characters to the revised timeline set forth by DOFP as they see fit. You may consider things largely unaltered or you may use DOFP to change matters to suit your character the way you wish to play them.

    In regard to historical X-Men pieces, we consider First Class to be the set up - any continuity errors inherent presently may be addressed with staff during character creation as needed.

    Battle of Manhattan
    • AI: May 4, 2012
    Spiderman Begins
    • TAS: July 31, 2012 Peter Parker is seventeen. His story develops independently; this makes him 19-20 for site canon.
    Battle at Rose Hill
    • IM3 / AKW: December 24, 2012
    Kidnapping of President Ellis
    • IM3 / AKW: December 24, 2012
    Battle on the Norco
    • IM3 / AKW: December 25, 2012
    Death of Nick Fury
    • CA-WS / SCW: March 31, 2014
    Battle at the Triskelion
    • CA-WS / SCW: April 4, 2014
    Battle at the Hub
    • AOS / SCW: April 4, 2014
    S.H.I.E.L.D. Labelled Terrorist Organization
    • CA-WS / AOS / SCW: April 5, 2014
    • For sake of the site plot and character creations within it, S.H.I.E.L.D. dissolved in the wake of being pronounced a terrorist organisation, and for certain members, was able to regroup as C.A.D. Canonly, our site storyline begins April 5th, 2014 making all events in Agents of SHIELD after Season One: Episode Seventeen (Turn, Turn, Turn) not applicable.

      Following the battles at the Hub, Sandbox and Illiad, S.H.I.E.L.D. operatives still in action are ordered to retreat and regroup in New York, to begin addressing the fallout from a legal stand point as strongly as they can manage. The price is working New York's Crisis Analysis Division but the payoff is being able to stay above board rather than as vigilantes. How matters play out past this point falls to player discretion.

      For individuals who arrive in later seasons, please either talk to staff or present your character's case on your own terms. They can be involved with C.A.D. or they can be vigilante heroes or they can be civilians - whatever works best for you.

    Deviation begins
    • Civil Requiem's plotline begins April 20, 2014.
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     Posted: May 19 2017, 02:22 AM
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    TIMELINES
    Site Canon
    Our canon timeline stops at April 20th, 2014, meaning all canon events in the MCU that take place after that point are considered AU on Civil Requiem.

    What this means for our members and prospective members alike, is that creating characters that are introduced or have notable storylines past this point in the MCU timeline becomes a lot looser.

    If there were story arcs you disliked for your character - change them! Remove them entirely - put in new ones (within reason) - and make the character your own - do not focus on the film/show storyline.

    Create your character for the storyline and universe designed at Civil Requiem, based on what you know of them from the MCU material (or, if you wish, comic material) and go from there.

    The following timeline notations are unique to Civil Requiem and are provided for your reference in character creation and timeline awareness.

    Dawn Of The Requiem
    • April 20, 2014
    • New York has been under a 10 p.m. curfew for nearly a year - it took almost as long to implement it and form a volunteer pool large enough to run regular patrols. Night patrols cover neighbourhood areas and are comprised almost entirely of volunteers, with two to four officers walking the beat while others work the mobile canvas.

      As nationwide distrust begins to sow itself in the wake of S.H.I.E.L.D.'s data dump, New Yorkers tighten ranks around their local police and continue to work with them to keep their streets safe. Some things are more dangerous than conspiracies and spy organisations gone rogue.

      S.H.I.E.L.D. agents have asylum in New York if their background checks through the data release clear them of association with the HYDRA party. They're invited to volunteer. The local P.D. is always hiring. A new program is immediately discussed in the first week following the data dump on April 5th that can put these people to use in their best capacity. In the meantime, D.C. is made aware that there is a place to go for the agents that need a safe haven. By April 20th it has been dubbed the Catastrophe Analysis Division.

    • APRIL 21, 2014
    • C.A.D. receives an enormous donation from Stark Industries, affording them the first fifty floors of Stark Tower to form their base. C.A.D. is officially counted as a branch of the New York Police Department that is still under formation, but ultimately answering to the NYPD. It is formed of S.H.I.E.L.D. agents and senior members of the NYPD who have been running the night patrols over the past year.

      The new unit will be dedicated to breaking New York's rules. They're going to study the stars, find patterns in changing roadways, they're going to visit the pizza parlor, and find the answers New York hasn't been equipped to look for while just trying to patrol her own streets. They're going to work with local heroes and mutants to fight the shadows and prepare. Everything is about preparation.

    • May 1, 2014
    • The site officially opens! As events transpire, this section of the timeline will expand to include important storyline pieces as created by the staff and members here at Civil Requiem!

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