Callous Row is a roleplay group and world created and lead by Arcadum. The RP centers around a cyberpunk world taken over by mega-corporations similar to Shadowrun.

Callous Row takes place in a separate canon from the main VRChat RP Metaverse.

The RP runs on Fridays for 3 to 4 hours

  • 8:00 PM CDT (US central daylight time)
  • 02:00 AM UTC (Universal time) / GMT
  • Preparations start 30 minutes before start
Please remember that events described in this article are roleplay and acting. Actions done in-character do not reflect on the actual person portraying the character!

Setting

Callous Row takes place in a new continuity in the Corvanis System on the planet Corvanis 3. The planet is full of deadly terrain and wildlife making life outside of the cities nearly impossible. Callous Row is the name of a street in Savior City where the majority of the roleplay takes place. Callous Row is one of the lowest places to live in Savior City thus those who live and work in this area have the goal of getting out.

The world is run by multiple Mega-corporations who have taken over the previous dominating force, the Galactic Union, and they now use it as a puppet to assert their will over the Union’s citizens. The Mega-corporations exist as amoral entities valuing money, technology, and progress above all else.

Magic is a very recent development within the universe. The leylines have only been open for the last 50 years, leading to the resurgence of magical races and other magical phenomena. Without much prior experience magic is considered wild, dangerous, and untrustworthy.

Also see Callous Row Specific Lore articles

Season 1 Callous Row Characters group photo by Spazkoga (2019-12-06)

Maps and locations

Callous Row is set on a custom map commissioned by Arcadum. The map layout was created by Qyr and built out by him and Sketchu with assistance from WiFiPunk and Spazkoga. Stores and locations were built with player feedback to create a living world and allow players opportunities for free-form RP interactions. Corporate logos, signs, and graffiti design were provided by HopelessBay with major texture work contributed by Sketchu.

For season 2 the world was split and extended into multiple maps:

Season 2 players and characters

Main article: Callous Row Characters

Season 1 players and characters

The roleplayers and characters who they play as. Also see separate article for a gallery with all players.

Also See Callous Row Season 1 Characters

Group Screenshot by Cyan (2019-10-19)

Group screenshot by Qyr (2020-01-11)

Group screenshot by Rebel (2020-05-01)

Galactic Union Galactic Union

Atlantis Atlantis

WOTO WOTO

Mars Mars

Talaris Talaris

Nirvana Nirvana

Sonitii Sonitii

Quixote Quixote

Factions

Within the roleplay there are multiple factions that characters can work for - or against. See separate articles for more details.

Union

The Galactic Union was an allied confederation of planets within the Evanaris System as a response to hostilities from adjacent galaxies. During the great war however this ruling body was overthrown by the Mega-Corporations. The Union still runs the galaxy but is little more than a puppet for the mega-corporations.

Mega-Corporations

  • ATLANTIS - Specialized in communications and media. Many of the video communication services and the VIRTUANet is controlled by this corporation. Their hold over entertainment gives them an edge over the corporations with more military contacts.
  • WOTO - Specialized in terraforming, food processing, and general construction. It is the largest of the corporations and is responsible for feeding most of the sector.
  • Mars - Specialized in the manufacturing of weapons, ammunition, and armor. They lean more towards more traditional ballistics and natural materials, preferring the practical and affordable application of combat instead of the super bleeding edge of tech.
  • Talaris - A strange mega-corporation as it does not specialize in any technology but rather in the research of magic. Being the only corporation to have a hold over something as mysterious as magic has lead to Talaris to be one of the most powerful and most unpredictable of the corporations.
  • Nirvana - Specialized in medicine, chemicals and other drugs for both recreational and professional use.
  • Sonitii - Specialized in the manufacturing of transportation vehicles and space travel. They are responsible for the jump gates and charge a hefty fee for their use.
  • Quixote - Specialized in the manufacturing of weapons, ammunition, and armor. This corporation focuses on laser technologies and the use of energy in warfare. Many of its products are on the bleeding edge of tech and have a price tag to match. They are also temperamental due to many of them being prototypes.

Trivia

  • Callous Row is the successor group of Forbidden Knowledge using many of the players as a returning cast along with new faces.

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