Welcome to the Coastborne Champions!

Welcome to Coastborne Champions. We are a creative writing sim starting in late August, 2018. This world is substantially similar to modern reality except that there are superheroes and supervillains in it, however, they are not the norm. The norm, is you: a college student entering Gulf Coast University. Powerless and carefree. You are an entering freshman college student.

Gulf Coast University is known as a party school and is a mid-level college. Think of it as on par with Ball State University or Bowling Green University. It is located in the city of Coastborne, which is just under a two hour drive from Houston. The student population is around 15,000 and is about half of the population of the city of Coastborne. Coastborne becomes a heck of a lot quieter during the summer. The Coastborne natives, a much more conservative lot, are not thrilled with the college population and they're fairly segregated across North Gulf Road, the school on the West side and the native population on the East.

Coastborne is located off the Gulf of Mexico that is between Gottschalk Lake, Mine Lake (though the natives are to the South and East of it), and the East Matagorda Bay. In real life, this is a mostly forested area of Texas and seems to have a distance of approximately 2.5 miles between the lakes according to MapQuest. Plenty of room for a college town. In real life, there is a nuclear plant STP (the plant is west and north of where we would be) which is near the Colorado River. As the crow flies, it appears that it is 6 miles from Gottschalk Lake to the cooling reservoir. Houston would be north and east of Coastborne and it is approximately 100 miles away to the center of Houston from Coastborne (96 one way and 101 or 103 another. Mapquest says 1 hour 45 minutes to 1 hour 51 minutes by car).

Coastborne’s native (non-college student) is predominantly a white population (65%) but there a heavy influx of Hispanic/Mexicans (25%). Blacks make up 6%, Native Americans make up 1%, as do Asians. The remaining 2% are from other races. Most of the population is either involved in the oil industry or maritime industry. It is a poorer, blue collar town where the median salary for a man is approximately $27,000 and a woman is $24,000. The median family income is $38,000. Consequently, nearly 35-40% of the native population is at or below the poverty line. There are lots of wharfs and bars. The bars mostly do not care about who is who, as they will take anyone’s money but there are definitely bars that cater to the natives opposed to college students. Similarly, there are bars that will not be entered by the natives, where the college students reign supreme.


Latest News Items

» Status Update - November, 2019 Edition

Posted on Tue Nov 5th, 2019 @ 10:26pm by Violet Vines in General News

General News - Status Update - November, 2019 Edition

The following is a news item from Violet Vines/Michelle Cohen.

Normally, I send these out on the first of the month (give or take a few days) to give an overview of everything that happened in the month before and of what our goals are for the upcoming month.

Heroes

This month we increased to 9 characters with the addition of Kasper van Acker. Geoffrey Quinlan has come off of LOA.

Website

We're going to continue improving upon the site to make it attractive and informative for all. I will be having Rachael create a Wiki for us while I just try to become competent at Nova. I know she has some other projects in the works, so please bear with us here. If you have any thoughts or want to assist, let us know!

Sim

We had three posts this month, one short of last month. However, we do seem to be more active, despite the lower post number. In fact, we already have two posted in November and I'm aware of about six posts sitting in the hopper/being worked on. If anyone has ideas, please let me know.

Mission Recap

Our students have recently found their abilities and starting to develop them. In the meantime, Gulf Coast University is under attack and our students have their first opportunities to use their powers publicly. The heroes repelled the attack and killed at least one men in black. The rest were captured and one potentially got away.

The Provost of the University sent an email to everyone at the University and suggested that anyone who assisted contact White Lily of the Rancho Bonito Alliance. Most heroes are meeting with her individually. The following day, all the heroes will have a meeting at the top of Crockett Hall with White Lily, en masse. They decided to name their group, Coastborne Champions and also have been naming themselves. Several are skeptical of White Lily but are willing to take her help for now.

Nathan and Kat have walked out on the meeting, Kat feeling insulted by White Lily. Kasper is feeling the brunt of Lily's ire for showing late while Violet seems to be flirting with just about everyone left in the group.

Objectives

Form a hero group and set up training.

Player of the Month

Kasper is our player of the month this month! He has really embraced his role as the dirt underneath White Lily's feet.

Ideas

If anyone has any ideas for character development or even some subplots, share them with us. (I know that I received a doozy of one from my XO by accident and I'm going to have fun with that.) I know that my door is always open. Any questions, comments, or issues, please don’t hesitate to contact me.

That’s it for this month’s Status Update!


» Status Update - October, 2019 Edition

Posted on Sat Oct 5th, 2019 @ 9:45pm by Violet Vines in General News

General News - Status Update - October, 2019 Edition

The following is a news item from Violet Vines.

Normally, I send these out on the first of the month (give or take a few days) to give an overview of everything that happened in the month before and of what our goals are for the upcoming month.

Heroes

This month we stable at 8 characters with Geoffrey Quinlan still on LOA.

Website

We're going to continue improving upon the site to make it attractive and informative for all. I will be having Rachael create a Wiki for us while I just try to become competent at Nova. I know she has some other projects in the works, so please bear with us here. If you have any thoughts or want to assist, let us know!

Sim

We had four posts this month, just like last month. However, we do seem to be more active, despite the lower post number. In fact, like last month, I'm aware of about ten posts sitting in the hopper/being worked on. If anyone has ideas, please let me know.

Mission Recap

Our students have recently found their abilities and starting to develop them. In the meantime, Gulf Coast University is under attack and our students have their first opportunities to use their powers publicly. The heroes repelled the attack and killed at least one men in black. The rest were captured and one potentially got away.

The Provost of the University sent an email to everyone at the University and suggested that anyone who assisted contact White Lily of the Rancho Bonito Alliance. Most heroes are meeting with her individually. The following day, all the heroes will have a meeting at the top of Crockett Hall with White Lily, en masse. They are trying to form a name for their group and also have been naming themselves. Several are skeptical of White Lily but are willing to take her help for now.

Objectives

Form a hero group and set up training.

Player of the Month

Drew Rankin is our player of the month this month! He has been special in handling White Lily, thus far.

Ideas

If anyone has any ideas for character development or even some subplots, share them with us. (I know that I received a doozy of one from my XO by accident and I'm going to have fun with that.) I know that my door is always open. Any questions, comments, or issues, please don’t hesitate to contact me.

That’s it for this month’s Status Update!


» Status Update - September, 2019 Edition

Posted on Mon Sep 2nd, 2019 @ 2:09pm by Violet Vines in General News

General News - Status Update - September, 2019 Edition

The following is a news item from Violet Vines.

Normally, I send these out on the first of the month (give or take a few days) to give an overview of everything that happened in the month before and of what our goals are for the upcoming month. Yet, for some reason I have never done that for this sim. That will change, beginning this month. I will address some of that further down.

Heroes

This month we stable at 8 characters with Geoffrey Quinlan still on LOA.

Website

We're going to continue improving upon the site to make it attractive and informative for all. I will be having Rachael create a Wiki for us while I just try to become competent at Nova. I know she has some other projects in the works, so please bear with us here. If you have any thoughts or want to assist, let us know!

Sim

We had improvement this month, doubling our posts from two to four. However, we do seem to be more active, despite the lower post number. In fact, I'm aware of about ten posts sitting in the hopper/being worked on. If anyone has ideas, please let me know.

Mission Recap

Our students have recently found their abilities and starting to develop them. In the meantime, Gulf Coast University is under attack and our students have their first opportunities to use their powers publicly. The heroes repelled the attack and killed at least one men in black. The rest were captured and one potentially got away.

The Provost of the University sent an email to everyone at the University and suggested that anyone who assisted contact White Lily of the Rancho Bonito Alliance. Most heroes are meeting with her individually. The following day, all the heroes will have a meeting at the top of Crockett Hall with White Lily, en masse.

Objectives

Find out who is responsible for the attack. Discover the men in black. Maybe form a hero group?

Player of the Month

Having participated in three of the four posts this month, including instigating one of his own posts, Nate Sinclair gets the nod for player of the month. Congratulations, Nate!

Ideas

If anyone has any ideas for character development or even some subplots, share them with us. (I know that I received a doozy of one from my XO by accident and I'm going to have fun with that.) I know that my door is always open. Any questions, comments, or issues, please don’t hesitate to contact me.

That’s it for this month’s Status Update!


» Status Update - August, 2019 Edition

Posted on Sat Aug 3rd, 2019 @ 8:20pm by Violet Vines in General News

General News - Status Update - August, 2019 Edition

The following is a news item from Violet Vines.

Normally, I send these out on the first of the month (give or take a few days) to give an overview of everything that happened in the month before and of what our goals are for the upcoming month. Yet, for some reason I have never done that for this sim. That will change, beginning this month. I will address some of that further down.

Heroes

This month we lost one players:

Hayden Staffard

Website

We're going to continue improving upon the site to make it attractive and informative for all. I will be having Rachael create a Wiki for us while I just try to become competent at Nova. I know she has some other projects in the works, so please bear with us here. If you have any thoughts or want to assist, let us know!

Sim

July was a rough month. We only had two posts! We need to get better. However, we do seem to be more active, despite the low post number. If anyone has ideas, please let me know.

Mission Recap

Our students have recently found their abilities and starting to develop them. In the meantime, Gulf Coast University is under attack and our students have their first opportunities to use their powers publicly.

Objectives

Find out who is responsible for the attack. Discover the men in black. Maybe form a hero group?

Player of the Month

With two posts this month, I cannot in good conscience nominate a player of the month this month.

Ideas

If anyone has any ideas for character development or even some subplots, share them with us. I know that my door is always open. Any questions, comments, or issues, please don’t hesitate to contact me.

That’s it for this month’s Status Update!


» General News - General News - Status Update - July, 2019 Edition

Posted on Tue Jul 2nd, 2019 @ 8:19pm by Violet Vines in General News

General News - Status Update - July, 2019 Edition

The following is a news item from Violet Vines.

Normally, I send these out on the first of the month (give or take a few days) to give an overview of everything that happened in the month before and of what our goals are for the upcoming month. Yet, for some reason I have never done that for this sim. That will change, beginning this month. I will address some of that further down.

Heroes

Since inception we lost three players:

Elena Sokolova
Ben Kemper
Charles Keading

I will likely be culling more people as responses have been on the light side and it is time to separate the wheat from the chaff.

Website

We're going to continue improving upon the site to make it attractive and informative for all. I will be having Rachael create a Wiki for us while I just try to become competent at Nova. I know she has some other projects in the works, so please bear with us here. If you have any thoughts or want to assist, let us know!

Sim

June was a rough month. We only had two posts! We need to get better. I mostly blame myself for being out of town and not staying up on things but let's get things moving again. If anyone has ideas, please let me know.

Mission Recap

Our students have recently found their abilities and starting to develop them. In the meantime, Gulf Coast University is under attack and our students have their first opportunities to use their powers publicly.

Objectives

Find out who is responsible for the attack. Discover the men in black. Maybe form a hero group?

Player of the Month

With two posts this month, I cannot in good conscience nominate a player of the month this month.

Ideas

If anyone has any ideas for character development or even some subplots, share them with us. I know that my door is always open. Any questions, comments, or issues, please don’t hesitate to contact me.

That’s it for this month’s Status Update!

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Latest Mission Posts

» Sitting In A Tree

Mission: Mission 1 - From Normal to Super
Posted on Mon Nov 25th, 2019 @ 7:05pm by Nathan Sinclair & Katherine Rankin

It didn't take much effort for Nate to keep up with Kit as she fled through the trees. He kept his distance, but kept pace with her.

Not far from her path, on a nearby street, he could see a small 'Mom and Pop" store. He remembered what happened last…


» Ch - ch - changes ...

Mission: Mission 1 - From Normal to Super
Posted on Fri Nov 15th, 2019 @ 9:26pm by Michelle Cohen & Geoffrey Quinlan

Geoff woke slowly. The night before had been a blur of colors, noises, and motion. One moment he was straining to hear, saying things he hadn't wanted to, and pretending he wanted the beer in his hand. Next their were figures in black, people being injured, fog ... He'd finally…


» Gathering the Heroes

Mission: Mission 1 - From Normal to Super
Posted on Sun Nov 3rd, 2019 @ 10:01pm by Violet Vines & Deserae Freely & Katherine Rankin & Andrew(Drew) Rankin & Nomie Kajal & Nathan Sinclair & Kasper van Acker

White Lily had arrived early. She had spent much of the previous day separating the wheat from the chaff. She knew the people with real powers now. Those who did not, well, they would never remember having met her and only replying to the provost's email as a joke or…


» Just between us (Joint Post between Kit & DRew

Mission: Mission 1 - From Normal to Super
Posted on Sat Oct 12th, 2019 @ 4:44pm by Katherine Rankin

Kit really wasn't the most outspoken kind of person given the way her father had always treated her mother and siblings, especially her twin it was understandable. She had never been comfortable with confrontations, but she hadn't gone far, just down the first half flight of steps where she sat…


» Kasper's Interview with a Siren

Mission: Mission 1 - From Normal to Super
Posted on Fri Oct 11th, 2019 @ 7:08pm by Michelle Cohen & Kasper van Acker

Kasper didn't take much convincing. The recent events had shaken him to his core, upended a life he'd pretty much had figured out for a while now, made him question everything he thought he knew about himself at the world at large. Surely no one would blame him if they…