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Mafia Epic - Character List

Posted by Voltex , in BZP Library Feb 27 2014 · 442 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 · 204 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 · 571 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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What about you? (SIGNUP) (closed)

Posted by Voltex , in BZPower, BZP Library Feb 14 2014 · 613 views

Since so many of you graciously expressed your interest in being used as a character, I've decided to go ahead with it: an epic based on the Bionicle Mafia series of games.
 
Yes, some of you will die in the story.
 
I promise nothing with regards to personalities, or deaths, or really anything beyond using you as a character - but I do promise that there are only 6 spots left (all spots taken now). :) (yes i took a spot for me go away)
 
Sign up in the comments if interested.


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Interest Level?

Posted by Voltex , in BZP Library Jan 20 2014 · 139 views

Just thought I'd try and gauge interest here before I actually post something that nobody will read; is there anyone that would be interested in reading an Epic about the lives of Bionicle & Hero Factory sets in the real world?
 
I plan to have them facing realistic scenarios, so that could include being lost, being left behind on a trip, losing pieces, etc. No prior reading or knowledge would be necessary, as it's designed to be standalone.


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Funny Descriptions

Posted by Voltex , in Reviews, BZP Library, BZPower Feb 09 2013 · 144 views

So I'm just chatting with one of my irl friends whilst browsing BZPower, and we're flipping through the different library clubs (ECC, SSCC, CCC, Ambage, CFE), and in the middle of looking through different posts, he stops me.
 
Then he says that a lot of the posts are like the speech Darth Sidious made to the Senate in Star Wars Episode III, and the church in Dishonored (I haven't played this, so I dunno if this part is correct).
 
I asked him why and he says this:
 
 

It sounds like they are proclaiming themselves as being this 'amazing' group that will help everyone, while in reality it never lives up to that and often contains a certain level of corruption....

 
That's a pretty funny description to give to the clubs on a website for a children's toy, don't you think?


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Name Change - The AfterWords: Preview 3

Posted by Voltex , in BZPower, BZP Library Nov 30 2012 · 87 views

I have changed my name to yet another new-but-not-really-new name!
Also because I hatehatehate two entries within a close time period, the third AfterWords preview is included here too. Here Furno plays a little prank on Takanuva Stars.
 
“What is it?” Takanuva Stars asked.
 
“I’m... I’m really scared right now.”
 
“What do I care?” Takanuva Stars asked. “Keep climbing, we’re seriously right there.”
 
“No, you don’t understand! My jetpacks, I can’t control them! They’re about to turn on!”
 
“Your jetpacks can turn on?!” Takanuva Stars cried.
 
“Yes!” Furno wailed. “They’re turning on right now! You’re gonna be blasted into oblivion! Jump while you still can!”
 
“But it’ll be painful!”
 
“I don’t want you to die!” Furno cried. “Jump, save yourself!”
 
Takanuva Stars nodded, saluted the hero, and pushed himself off of the wall. He never knew what he was planning to think on the way down, because the fall lasted all of two seconds before he smacked onto the floor front first.
 
“Oh snap... and crackle... I’m fairly certain I heard a pop.” Takanuva Stars groaned.
 
From above there came a sudden violent burst of laughter that, after a few long seconds, clearly wasn’t going to stop. Takanuva Stars slowly stood to his feet and glared up to where Furno was in the exact same spot as before, laughing so hard he could’ve sworn that the Hero Factory set was about to begin crying.
 
“Oh holy Tohu, that was hilarious!” Furno gasped from above, his chest heaving as he struggled to stop laughing. “I can’t – I can’t believe you fell for that, Hahaha!”
 
 
 


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The Afterwords: Preview 1 - Red vs. Blue

Posted by Voltex , in BZP Library Nov 25 2012 · 64 views

Coming up over the next few days until the release of The Afterwords on December 7th, I'll be treating the three readers of this blog to previews of scenes from the first season.
In this first preview, we get a delicious sample of the Rocka & Evo combination and witness Rocka win out in a subtle argument about the show "Red vs. Blue".


Evo sighed and shook his head, plopping back down on the couch to continue watching the last few scenes of Season 6. Rocka chuckled and hopped over, poking Evo in the back with his crossbow and then jumping down to the floor with a very clear air of victory about him. Evo mumbled something unintelligible under his breath, and Rocka paused.

“Would you care to repeat that for my ancient, withering ears?”

“I said that someday I’ll find a way to beat you in one of those arguments.”

“That is extremely unlikely, considering I’ve beaten you in all 16 of them so far.”

“...I’m just gonna finish my show.”

“You do that. Let me know how it works out for you once you’ve hit Season 9.”

“What’s that supposed to mean?!”

“Well, everyone who’s seen every season agrees that Season 9 sucks.”

“Nothing could be worse than Season 3.”

“At least Season 3 had a plot.”

“...oh dear lord, you have to be kidding me.”

“You know Evo, for once, I wish I was kidding. You’ll have to suffer through it on your own this time I’m afraid.”

“I think I’ll finish this later. I need a bagel right now.”

“See what I mean, fatso? Your solution to every problem – go to the fridge.”

“No it isn’t, stupid!”

“Give me one time it wasn’t.”

“Rocka, how often do you find peanut butter and bagels in the fridge?”

“...I’m just gonna let that one go.”

Stay tuned; Preview 2 coming tomorrow or alternatvely Tuesday!


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Depression Clinic on Thursdays

Posted by Voltex , in BZP Library Nov 21 2012 · 103 views

iBrow: Vultraz has a depression clinic open on Thursdays: You can stop by next week.


Time to turn this into a comedy!
It's from the archive. It is 100% likely none of you have any idea what I'm talking about.






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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.

Poor Lhikan. Demoted from riding on top of an awesome Rahi to being packed in with a bunch of batteries as an afterthought.