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A Quick Update

Posted by Voltex , in BZP Library Apr 29 2014 · 112 views

From the Prologue 2 of Bionicle Mafia Uprising, Book 2:
“Well, you are now!” TBK snapped back. “I don’t know what Luroka did to you, Voltex, and I’m not sure what has you so bloody riled up, and quite frankly, I don’t really care. All I want to do is get off of this godforsaken island and go home and have some peace and quiet! So grow up, deal with it, and go talk to the officer!”
 
Voltex was on his feet in a flash, stalking over to the Po-Matoran with his cloak fluttering behind him as he stopped right in front of TBK, staring the Po-Matoran down. TBK met his glare, holding it defiantly.
 
“I was one of the best fighters in Bionifight,” Voltex said quietly. “Do you really want to be on the receiving end of my abilities?”
 
“Go ahead,” TBK said vehemently. “Keep in mind that you’ve already committed murder on this island – one more will just give the law enough proof to pin it all on you.”
 
Clenching his fist as his throat tightened, Voltex shut his eyes and stepped back, turning away to face the sea again before slumping. “I didn’t want to – it was the only way for us to get out.”
 
---
 
So I'm busy writing away at this thing - I know exactly what I want to do in order to fix the oneshot I'm working on and the prologue of Book 2 is nearly 5000 words (we'll see if that's what we can expect out of every chapter...). Alongside that, Side Project A is still in the works, and I've seen the outline for Side Project B - hopefully both will be ready for a full announcement soon! ;)
 
Until next time!


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Time to Begin

Posted by Voltex , in BZP Library Apr 26 2014 · 83 views

The outline for Book 2 of Bionicle Mafia Uprising is complete, and is over 5000 words long itself. I am still debating about whether an additional narrative POV would benefit the story; if I decide it will, then the outline is still incomplete. 
 
It will be at least twice the size of Book 1, for those who felt that Book 1 was rather short.
 
I shall begin writing Book 2 proper this week; for now, enjoy a brief teaser of what else is coming:
 
Mayhem.


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Mafia Epic: Ending and Info

Posted by Voltex , in BZP Library Apr 22 2014 · 63 views

First off, the epilogue.
 
Next, some info:
 
1. The cast of Book 2 has been finalized, aside from a few other additions I'll be making as needed along the way.
2. There are four things in the works for before Book 2 is released; one will wait until just before Book 2's release to be posted as it's basically a direct lead-in, but the other three should hopefully go up sometime soonish. More info on them later.
3. Not info, but if you'd like to hop in and add to the series, shoot me a PM!
4. Book 2 will not feature all of the same narrators as Book 1 did - but I will guarantee that at least one narrator from Book 1 narrates Book 2. ;) 
5. The full character list for Book 2 (along with the title) will be released soon.


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The end begins.

Posted by Voltex , in BZP Library Apr 18 2014 · 81 views

You can read it right here.


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Teaser

Posted by Voltex , in BZP Library Apr 05 2014 · 93 views

Since I was a little distracted this week and am just now finishing up the next chapter of Isolation, I figured I'd give you all a scene from the upcoming chapter to tide you over until I publish it.
 
Orrrr I'm giving you a teaser just to DRIVE YOU MAD WITH SUSPENSE!
 
Teaser
“Let’s just put the guns down,” Voltex said. “One of you is a Traitor... that’s fine. We can work past it.”
 
“The guard,” Pupwa said.
 
“Huh?”
 
“The guard,” the Le-Matoran repeated. “At the hub of motors, when you met with the Automaton. Do you remember?”
 
“Yeah,” Voltex said slowly, remembering the irritable Matoran that had nearly refused him entry. “Wasn’t the greatest service I’ve ever received.”
 
“It was me,” said Pupwa. “I am the guard.”
 
“You were the... but I thought you were from BZ-Koro...” Voltex said, confused.
 
The Le-Matoran shook his head. “Was lying – cover story. I work for the White Council for much money, very profitable. Take out targets, hired for Xaeraz to kill.”
 
“You’re not making any sense,” Voltex said.
 
“The White Council hired him to kill Xaeraz,” Zakaro translated, his gaze fixed on Pupwa’s.
 
Pupwa nodded. “Supposed to kill when drawn out, but won’t happen. You do it, Voltex.”
 
“Wait,” Voltex said, realizing what was about to happen. “Don’t shoot! Don’t shoot each other!”
 
Before either of the Matoran could fire, the door was slammed open, revealing the familiar form of Voxumo. Voltex sagged in relief, gesturing towards Zakaro and Pupwa. “Thank Tohu you’re here! They’re about to kill each other!”
 
The Ko-Matoran glanced from Zakaro to Pupwa and then swung the scythe. 


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IT IS POSTED WOOHOO

Posted by Voltex , in BZP Library Mar 06 2014 · 125 views

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Mafia Epic - Character List

Posted by Voltex , in BZP Library Feb 27 2014 · 435 views

If you signed up in the previous entry, please check over this list to make sure that I did not miss you. :)
Updated to include Xaeraz and Burnmad.
Re-updated because I forgot RG.
Updated again to fix Flaredrick.
Updated again to include short bios.
 
1 – Makuta Luroka - Fa-Matoran; From the Tren Krom Peninsula area; origins unknown.
2 – Ehks - Fa-Matoran; From far down south, and a former Bionifighter.
3 – JiMing - Ta-Matoran; Once a huge fan of Voltex, after he retired JiMing entered the Bionifight league himself and has since become one of the most popular fighters in the league.
4 – Portalfig - Onu-Matoran; A close friend of Voltex's and one of the managers of the Day Run races.
5 – Sumiki - Fe-Matoran; The CEO of Hats Enterprises and an official business partner of the White Council.
6 – Lhikevikk - Ta-Matoran; A stand-up comedian that just finished a tour in Xia.
7 – Scanty Demon - Ce-Matoran; A refugee who managed to escape the mass killings of Ce-Matoran down south.
8 – Shadowhawk - Shadow Matoran; One of the most popular Bionifighters, and the one who ended Voltex's career. 
9 – Zakaro - Onu-Matoran; Another popular fighter in the Technic Coliseum and Bionifight league, as well as the current Day Run champion.
10 – Tahukan - Ta-Matoran; The personal assistant of Pulse, who has somehow survived seven attempts on his life.
11 – Pulse - Su-Matoran; Advises the White Council and lends his support to their decisions. Although he does not run it in any capacity, he owns the Metru-Nui News Network and has become rich as a result. He has survived nine assassination attempts.
12 – Chro - De-Matoran; An emerging author and actor quickly growing in popularity.
13 – Blade - Vo-Matoran; Close friends with Voltex and Unit; competes in the Day Run and Bionifight, while acting as a Private Detective on the side. Has been requested to join the police force by the White Council on several occasions.
14 – Toa Kayn - Ko-Matoran; A former scholar from Ko-Metru who now specializes in freelance technology.
15 – LockeBZ - Ta-Matoran; Makes comics professionally as a hobby, though he has recently focused on his Bionifight career.
16 – TBK - Po-Matoran; A newly emerging comic maker growing in popularity by leaps and bounds. Has been contacted by the White Council regarding propaganda work.
17 – Norik of Gielinor - Ta-Matoran; A lone-wolf Matoran from Stelt whose origins are unknown.
18 – Voxumo - Ko-Matoran; A lone-wolf Matoran that fights in the Bionifight league and Technic Coliseum, as well as racing in the Day Run. Is easily identified by his signature massive scythe, which he is rarely seen without.
19 – Voltex - Ba-Matoran; Close friends with Blade and Unit; a disgraced author thanks to Pulse and a disgraced Bionifighter thanks to Shadowhawk, Voltex is now a member of the conspiracy group Automaton helps to lead. Rumors say he has another job on the side.
20 – Unit - Fa-Matoran; Close friends with Voltex and Blade; formerly a miner in Onu-Metru and currently a warden of Facility A, a prison in Onu-Metru.
21 – Pupwa21 - Le-Matoran; A local from BZ-Koro, whose origins are unknown.
22 – Kaiser Manducus - Fe-Matoran; The disgraced former CEO of RomeTech, who was arrested by Voltex for providing Xaeraz with financial backing, though who made the arrest was never made public.
23 – Shadow Flaredrick - Ta-Matoran; A worker from the Great Furnace in Ta-Metru.
24 – Taka Nuvia - Av-Matoran; An artist often commissioned by the White Council.
25 – The Remorseful Automaton - Le-Matoran; One of the managers of the Moto Hub, as well as one of the leaders of an organization that believes the White Council are not the wise old Turaga they appear to be.
26 - Xaeraz - Fe-Matoran; A bloodthirsty mastermind and the most wanted criminal in Metru-Nui, Xaeraz's origins are largely unknown.
27 - Burnmad - Ta-Matoran; Once a common face in the Technic Coliseums and Bionifight league, he has since all but vanished from the public eye.
28 - RG - ???; A rookie reporter from the Metru-Nui News Network and a huge fan of Voltex.


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MAFIA EPIC - Teaser

Posted by Voltex , in BZP Library Feb 26 2014 · 198 views

The BZPower Times:
BZ-METRU, FEB. 11 – Notorious criminal mastermind “Xaeraz” escaped from custody late last night after being caught last week for vandalizing the BZ-Metru Bank and being arrested on a number of charges including first degree murder and suspected terrorism. Xaeraz levelled the entire villain containment centre in the Ga-Metru, freeing thousands of criminals in the process. Reports are estimating that forty guards were killed and an additional sixty more were injured.
 
The Turaga issued a statement earlier this morning reminding Matoran to report any sightings of Xaeraz to the Vahki enforcers and Metru Police Force, with additional warnings to stay away from the wanted criminal.
 
BZ-METRU, FEB. 12 – In response to the recent increase in terrorist activity and the escape of wanted criminal Xaeraz, the Metru-Nui Turaga have announced a news conference to be given on the island town of BZ-Koro in three days time to address the issues of security that are plaguing the country.
 
BZ-METRU, FEB. 13 – Late last night, a message was discovered scrawled onto the walls of the Coliseum, warning the Turaga of Metru-Nui to cancel the upcoming address in BZ-Koro. Three witnesses were interrogated regarding the responsible party’s identity, but all three died of unknown causes before questioning could be completed.
 
The Turaga have stated that the message will have no effect on the timing of the speech, although it was later announced that only two of the previous six Turaga announced to be attending will be present at the conference hall on Saturday.
 
“Still looking at those scraps of paper?”
 
The Matoran glanced up from the numerous paper cuttings strewn across the table of the cafe, located right next to the window. Grimacing, he offered the seat across from him to the newcomer, who accepted it.
 
“Voltex, you’re worrying about nothing,” the newcomer (a Matoran of Lightning) said. “Nothing is going to happen at this conference.”
 
“You don’t know that, Blade.” Voltex said absently, still inspecting the scraps of various articles. “I met Xaeraz once... it was terrifying.”
 
“The security at the conference is going to be top of the line, though,” Blade said.
 
“Security all over the country is top-notch right now and he’s still finding ways to blow up our biggest prisons,” Voltex said, pointing towards a clip detailing the destruction of a series of holding cells in  Ko-Metru  three weeks prior.
 
Blade grimaced before changing the subject. “Did you accept that application to the Metru-Nui Police Force?”
 
“Of course not,” Voltex said, laughing nervously as he adjusted his Volitak.
 
“But gravity! That’d be so useful for law enforcement!” Blade exclaimed in mock surprise.
 
“So is lightning,” Voltex noted, “but you didn’t accept it either.”
 
As Blade mumbled something about Toa being lame under his breath, a Matoran cloaked all in black stepped up beside them. Flinching, Voltex scrambled to gather the newspapers, dumping them all unceremoniously into the pack sitting beside him on the floor. The cloaked Matoran said nothing, instead handing two sealed envelopes to the seated Matoran and then vanishing back into the crowd.
 
“What are these?” Blade asked.
 
“Must be an invitation of some sort,” Voltex said, “or we’re the targets of an assassination.”
 
“...should we just leave them?” Blade asked, before realizing that Voltex was already opening his. “Voltex! What if they’re poisoned?!”
 
“Oops,” the other Matoran said, not caring at all. “They are invitations, actually. To... the conference....”
 
Voltex sighed and flopped back into his seat as Blade tossed his unopened envelope back onto the table. Their gazes met and Voltex sighed again. “Should we go?”
 
“It’s dangerous to refuse the wishes of the Turaga,” Blade said. “They aren’t the most benevolent of rulers.”
 
“Then it’s settled,” Voltex said, standing. “Let’s go to that conference and die.”
 
The two stood to their feet and shook hands before exiting the cafe and heading their separate ways.
 
There you go - what was the point of this teaser, you ask? Merely to announce the title of the epic, which should release next week:
 
Bionicle Mafia Uprising: Book 1 - Isolation


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Mafia Epic - IMPORTANT

Posted by Voltex , in BZP Library Feb 17 2014 · 565 views

Quick question for those who signed up: I'm writing all of the characters as Matoran (since that is what makes the most sense in this weird world I have created), and so I am here to ask you what element you would each like to be if you have any preferences.






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We're not teaching university science classes here, we're playing a text based fighting game where the objective is to beat your opponents into oblivion.

Get back in your grave, you.

*Slaps with tombstone*

Also, what pay are you gonna get as iBrow's slave?

Chro suddenly developed arachnophobia.

explain it with a convoluted quadruple negative.

Although everyone should go sign up for that game now.
And tell your friends.
And your moms.
Maybe not that last bit.