Centering around an international group of drug smugglers and illegal tradesmen simply known as ‘The Ring’ and the attempts of Interpol to stop them.
The Ring’s empire spans the globe with trade routes that lie in the wake of the Cold War. Loosely based on alliances and hidden passages throughout almost every continent. While successful and catching the eye of many smaller Governmental agencies in an attempt to continue the War on Drugs, it wasn’t until 2011 when a young businessman by the name of Yusuf Sadik stepped up to the throne, restructuring and bringing what could now officially be called The Ring of a Modern Age. At the same time, Yusuf would marry then twenty-five-year-old Franceska ‘Frankie’ Sadik née Dubois. Still in the glow of a new marriage, Yusuf threw a huge celebration party, inviting a young man who had impressed him a few years prior. Initially portrayed as a self-serving opportunist in Cecilio “Lio” Vega and put him in charge of directly handling negotiations and transportation of his illegitimate cargo.
Everyone was riding on a high.
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General timeline up until now (2018): -2011 Yusuf takes over and makes big changes to the Ring’s internal structure Yusuf marries Frankie. Cecilio get’s hand-picked by Yusuf. Given Columbia job by Felix Yusupov. Columbia was botched. but Cecillio’s quick thinking keeps important Ring players from getting caught. Ring activity quiets down for a year, while still maintaining an increase in business just with less risky plans.
-2015 Cecilio takes another risk after healing old wounds from the Columbia job and tries to reconnect with some contacts in Turkey. Is immediately detained by Interpol agents tipped off by someone inside The Ring. Feeling defeated and as if he was fighting a ghost, Cecilio goes underground and disappears.
-2016 Frankie gives birth to Yusuf's daughter, Aysel Sadik.
-2017 On August 27th, 2017, Yusuf was killed at the age of 42 along with his business partner, Felix Yusupov, and his pilot, when the private plane attempted to make an emergency landing in an airfield outside Bangkok. Investigations by local authorities concluded that engine failure was the cause of the crash. Power vacuum leads to lower level bosses to take advantage; starting to deal in other illegal trade outside of just drugs, causes INTERPOL to double down efforts of outside pressure while pressure continues to mount within the RING
-2018 A Widowed Frankie finds Cecilio hiding out in Thailand, convinces him to come back and help her take over for Yusuf.
*Note: While we are accepting applications it is by PM approval only due to the very heavy emphasis on character development and open nature of the world we're playing in. This post will be updated as the story progresses and as characters are added
(formerly)THE RING 33 | M | perpetual bachelor BIRTHPLACE Santiago del Estero, Argentina
BIOGRAPHY Growing up on the streets in Argentina, Cecilio learned quickly that the best skill one could have was not going to be learned in schools. He was smart, a genius really, but chose to use his natural business sense and charm to move up in a different world.
He was an intricate part of some of the Ring's more lucrative ventures but after a botched job in Colombia seven years ago, blaming some misinformation by Yusuf Sadik's business partner, Felix Yusupov, he pulled back his involvement as the face behind most deals. He would somewhat forgive both himself and those he deemed responsible after he recovered from some injuries he sustained some years after an attempt to reconnect with his contacts in Turkey for another run. INTERPOL had caught on quicker than planned and that was it for Cecilio. He changed his name and has been in hiding, removing himself completely from the mess that was the drug game.
However, fate (if you believed in that sort of thing, and Lio did not) gave him a gift--in the form of both Yusuf's (less desirable) and Felix's death. Upon learning of it, a sort of weight was lifted or relief settled.
EDUCATION B.A. Business and Economics - ESSEC Business School, France D.Jur - Cardiff Law School Specialization in corporate finance, and insolvency and banking.
FAMILY Yusuf Sadik – (husband, 42, deceased) Jacques-Désiré Dubois – (father, 68) Aysel Sadik – (daughter, 2)
BIOGRAPHY Franceska ‘Frankie’ Dubois was born to a French lawyer, Jacques-Désiré Dubois (a managing partner of corporate law firm Dubois Stanley), and an English executive, Julianne Wright (CEO of Amnesty National) in Aix-en-Provence, France. When she was eight-years-old her parents divorced and she spent the rest of her school years divided up between her parents native homes in England and France.
Upon her graduation, she attended ESSEC Business School in Cergy, France where she earned her B.A. in Business and Economics and later attended Cardiff Law School to earn her Law Degree, following in her father’s footsteps to practice Corporate Law.
Frankie met Turkish venture capitalist and philanthropist, Yusuf Sadik, during her clerkship at Paris Bell LLP, who was being represented by the firm at the time. Despite the ten-year age gap, the two took the relationship public in 2010 and were later married in 2011. Frankie left Paris Bell LLP that same year and moved to Sadik’s estate in Bali. Frankie’s relationship with her father became estranged shortly after her move to Indonesia. In 2016, Yusuf and Frankie announced the birth of their daughter, Aysel.
On August 27th 2017, Yusuf was killed along with his business partner, Felix Yusupov, and his pilot, when the private plane attempted to make an emergency landing in an airfield outside Bangkok. Investigations by local authorities concluded that engine failure was the cause of the crash.
Upon Yusuf’s death, Frankie inherited the totality of Yusuf’s assets, including all international properties, global investments, and his ‘less-publicized’ business ventures in the South Asian sea.