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From the Shadows is a military/spy themed sandbox RP that focuses on the special operations and intelligence communities. Drawing thematic inspiration from real world sources and realistic military fiction (Tom Clancy, Dalton Fury, et al) it is designed to provide an immersive and authentic feeling world and story. Our goal is to be entertaining and engaging while still honoring and respecting the real-life operators and agents who inspire the story.

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Urgent Mercy A coalition force of special operations comes into contact with the cartel and corrupt Argentine Special Forces while trying to rescue a downed friendly pilot.

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 :lol same here  :indeed

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 Selamat Datang  :sam2

 How are you Xandra, finally super to see you here  :CH

 I'm on the other side of the Pacific, Sydney Aust!  :D

 Love the last line
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I have a Poodle puppy, two cats, and one horse.
You're talking to the horse Queen here  :yes and dogs and one cat plus several other critters.

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South America / Re: Port Stanley-Falkland Islands
« on: May 24, 2017, 06:26:31 AM »
<Helo Pad>



 The rotors lazily turned as 'Kermit' sat there looking like a giant insect of pray from some far gone Paleogene era; the birds pilot sat patiently at the controls with her co-pilot beside her. The load master had taken care of securing the SBS team's RHIB so she only had to wait for the word to go from the team's CO Captain Stone. Chris was well aware of the mission and its importance, she glanced through the rain soaked windshield to see the four escorting AV8B's take off just ahead of her.



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 yep that works. The SBS team will be inbound via a CH53, they will be dropped into Uruguay (slipping through Brazil), make their way up river to the zone, a journey of about 15 minutes by RHIB.

 escape can be executed by helos from Paraguay. The base is quite near to Yapeyś




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 So we have this little situation with two teams in location itching to blow shit up and stuff, another team inbound and poor Cate twiddling her thumbs just wanting to kill everyone  :sam3

 But it needs timing to pull all the strings together to make it work as best as we can with realism. Cate is unaware another air strike is planned, the boys on the ground are. So she DOES not have five hours and they need to communicate that to her. In around 4 hours, the SBS team will arrive, so she has less than that to do what she needs to do. We need the first strike teams inside in that same time period.

 So rather than play it out for the next month or so in real time, I am proposing a time jump. We move Lansbury and Freese into the facility (just below the kitchens) then jump 4 hours, blow the tower at the same time as the SBS team with Robert arrive. Have we communication that they are coming? If not Sam can take care of that.

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South America / Re: Urgent Mercy (Operation Whirlwind Phase I)
« on: May 23, 2017, 10:27:42 PM »


 The young woman wasn't a soldier by any stretch of the imagination, most of her life had been spent picking coffee beans or some other hard labor from sunrise to sunset to help her single mother care for six other siblings, all girls who in this part of the world like many others had little value to the grand scheme of things. Then the 'Cartel' came a year ago, posing as 'Freedom Fighters' with their grand speeches of helping the poor rise up from the capitalist oppression of the government regime. Her family and others like them had lived a world of poverty, it was all they knew other than the odd citizen who suddenly disappeared from time to time for speaking up about the hardships they suffered. Her father was one of them.

 So it was she found herself with these 'patriots' some eight months ago. In the beginning they were all local men, other than Juan Sandez, a unionist from General Motors in Buenos Aires. He at least was a former soldier and it was he who initially looked after all their training; which was basic at best. Then some few months ago some foreigners started to join them, Arabic speaking men who said they could help deliver them from their oppressors but to do that they all need to seek forgiveness from Allah, be purged of their sins and join the world wide Caliphate to create an ever lasting peace.

 Naturally the naive locals fell for it, many of them hadn't even heard of Islam, most of them couldn't read or write, while many had virtually zero contact with the world at large. While Luciana wasn't totally ignorant, she had a few years of schooling, she was though innocent enough at the time to fall for it. That was until one of her friends find Juan dead one morning, shot through the head. It all changed then, any questioning of their methods was answered with swift retribution, that included the women. Fail to meet your obligations, meant death. She had an idea.

 "No, Catherine asked for it senor, but I believe it is possible to speed up what she wants to do. Eliminate one of their resources that she had planned on doing from the inside, can be done more easily from without." The good thing about being a local, she knew the lay of the land. "Twenty meters above the sullage exit where I escaped is their transmission tower, without that they are completely blind to all communications. Even their hand radios in this area rely on it. You have explosives si?" Her own plan if they were agreeable, was to place explosives around the tower on a timer, then take the men into the same dank tunnel she used, have them wait in the service junction as she gets back to Cate, letting her know of what was going down. Hopefully it could be timed right so she could get all the girls out safely. In her mind she could see the tower blowing, just as they let these hombres in to do what they had to do to those who had destroyed her life.

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Face Claims / Re: Character Face Claims
« on: May 23, 2017, 09:35:42 PM »
 When you've posted the WIP, we'll add it. No one will take her, so she's safe.

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South America / Re: Urgent Mercy (Operation Whirlwind Phase I)
« on: May 21, 2017, 10:16:41 PM »


 The girl showed no nerves at all, in fact she was openly cooperative as she sat heavily on a nearby fallen log. "I have less than one hour now to return. Catherine is helping me and my friends at this very minute but if I delay returning and am missed, they will kill my friends and most likely torture her. They will not though kill her just yet, they need her." It all fell out in hushed but firm tones, her accent heavy yet clearly understandable.

 "Her message is that she needs time, she realizes your forces are under orders to take this position, but she says that many lives will be wasted if rushed. When the time comes, she will send me back to aid getting some of you inside the same way I came out." She paused gathering her thoughts. "She said to try a frontal assault now would be sheer suicide and she asks that you stall for at least four to five hours. She asks only for one meter of copper wire and a roll of duck tape, that is all."

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Shadows Off Topic arena / Re: The hardware, all the stuff we use
« on: May 19, 2017, 11:17:22 PM »
I love those guns they use in Underworld


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Shadows Off Topic arena / Re: Playlists!
« on: May 19, 2017, 07:58:21 PM »
So I been thinking about our characters and what they would be listening to.

Cate, when she is battle ready:


Trish:


Sam Carter:


 :sam3

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Recruitment Drives (Want Ads) / Major Ben MacGregor
« on: May 19, 2017, 06:45:12 AM »
 looking for someone to take on Cate's brother. I've never written a bio for him, even on LW. But he'd be pretty easy.

Face Claim is Sam Worthington.

Age: 32, five minutes younger than Cate

Brown Hair, blue eyes he is 5'10" and solid. He was a year behind Cate in going to the Academy (ADFA) because he was a bit of a tool when he was a teenager. He made up for it though. He's army, now with SAS1 and a Major. Divorced with two girls aged 13 and 10 ( shot gun wedding). He is a calm guy, rarely angers and his history other than his service history is much similar to Cate's. He has served in Afghanistan, Iraq, the Solomons and East Timor. he's been wounded twice and has received the DSM with a bar.

I can help with anything more

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Operations Planning / Possible allies and enemies
« on: May 19, 2017, 06:23:19 AM »
Subject to EJ's approval I came up with this


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Shadows Off Topic arena / Re: Playlists!
« on: May 19, 2017, 06:21:56 AM »
I was forced into child labor as a kid..read learning classical music.  :lol But it gave me a solid grounding music appreciation which I am grateful for. My tastes vary from old school rock and roll which I adore because my sisters and I went to dancing school and that was the first thing we learned and I was hooked on it. Both my parents are musical, they even had their own country band in the 70's and 80's, so that is really the top of my list; after that I can relax with Jazz or classical, I love the big bands of the 40's now as I am just getting into jive and I am really really into bands like AC/DC :D

My fav artists?

Country: Johnny Cash (0f course), Patsy Cline, George Straight, Garth Brooks, Brooks and Dunn and few Aussies.

R&R: Chuck Berry, the Stones, Eagles, Manfred Man, The Hollies, Elvis, The Doors, Eric Clapton, The Easybeats, soooo many  <3 oh and I adore Motown and Jimi Hendrix

Hubby and I bought a 1963 Rockolla Juke box which my Dad restored for us. We have over 4,000 45 rpm discs :D

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Mission Requests / Re: Yemen Ideas
« on: May 19, 2017, 03:42:44 AM »
That's what I was thinking. Ya'all wouldn't want to adopt Ben MacGregor would ya  :yes

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Mission Requests / Re: Yemen Ideas
« on: May 19, 2017, 03:17:21 AM »
Sounds good to me, mostly I guess it would ground work with not a lot for Air Force to do, other than Army or Marine choppers involved. It'd be something Cate would jump at, if only she could get out of SA  :busy

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