Before you read on to Chapter one you must familiarize yourself with some very important aspects of the AU.
jake is this respectful business man or well we assume that
auto is his servant, or servebot.
hes a huge political figure head
respected and wealthy
dave is as well, and they are seen as rivals
which is their game, they use that to their advantage. Jake is younger, Dave is quite just a bit older
but dave is like “im too bored with politics and shit ill help YOU win”
and thats why hes a dark horse no one expects him to win
but he does
however the power goes to his head and everything
and something… switches on in his mind
something within him just comes to life and now hes some sort of psychotic power figure
jane is a good friend of jake and is a business powerhouse herself, seeming to do rather well for herself, supporting jake and endorsing him when needed
roxy is a barista, though is having a rough time due to prohibition so she relies on roxy and jake for financial support (neither care)
dirk is daves brother (obv.), same age as jake. dirk is in high with some powerful figures, knows a few mafioso bosses and such, which aids jake and such. of course he does it because his brother forces him to do so, however eventually he grows fond of the psychotic political powerhead
John is the ringmaster at a local circus that Jake funds simply because he enjoys it aand it makes him look good among the voters. John and him are pretty close, surprisingly so. Whatever turn their friendship takes wouldn’t be a surprise to anyone
Rose is Jake’s personal psychiatrist that medicates him and keeps him sane for the most part. However when she goes out for reasons all her own Auto is informed to keep Jake in the house. Can’t have him getting involved with the mafia.
Jade will work with Nepeta at the local veterinary clinic, doing free work for her cousin (Jake). She also spends free time at the shelter doing some free check ups there. Jake pays her well so she really doesn’t need to charge commission for the shelter animals.
The trolls, I’m thinking, are human. Karkat would be the local paper boy that prefers delivering to Jake and Dave because of their high tips (They like reading the paper when they are in the headlines)
Aradia probably works as a maid for Lord English, not something she ENJOYS but he pays well so she doesn’t complain in his presence. Or Auto, that thing seems to be rather attached to his master.
Sollux… Works as a librarian, alone usually. Karkat bunks with him and gives him free papers, which in turn he puts in the archives in case by chance someone is interested in reading up on the history of the town (which he doubts but does it anyways)
Tavros… um all i can really think of is a busboy at a local diner. Really shy and quiet, using his tips to try to pay for schooling.
Nepeta would probably best be off as a veterinarian, someone Jake is close in relation with because he’s rather fond of his collection of animals and loves to make sure they are in the best shape they can be
Kanaya is a seamstress, usually working personally for the political duo, making them suits for each public outing and interview. They like to look the best, and she knows how to do it. One of the better living lower class kids.
Terezi works as a P.I at the local station. Her duty with the duo is to make sure any case about either one that comes about is wiped out. Of course she asks for a pretty penny in return, but justice is crooked.
Part of the Town’s mob along with Gamzee and Eridan. Gets away with near every crime because of close relations to Dirk (whom has close relations to Jake and Terezi). It’s pretty nice to be able to go around and kill on whim without having to worry about getting booked.
Equius is Jake’s mechanic. He charges pretty high and kinda keeps to himself, but he makes sure all of Jakes mechanical equipment is working smoothly (especially auto, whom he works with Dirk on to keep running well). Jake likes him rather well but Equius is too socially inept to try to spark up a friendship with the boss man.
Little fef is the town princess in a sense. Mother dearest Connie, the duo’s biggest enemy, makes sure her little jewel knows the ways of politics and getting what you want. The librarian is good for a resource when it comes to learning what is needed for it. Sweet girl from looks, terribly dark with a desire for power.
Ancestor wise the sufferer is a washed up Pastor that runs a shanty little church on the bad side of town. Karkat kinda shunned him when he was younger after he made all his friends parent’s despise them both, so he doesn’t get to see much of his son. Would be an alcoholic if it wasn’t illegal.
Psionic is the political record keeper down at the town hall. Doesn’t get paid much but is very well relied on by the powerheads to keep everything on record (minus the things that look bad for them)
Summoner runs a self defense class that helps the younger, less abled citizens be able to defend themselves against any threats they might face on the streets. Low pay, but he enjoys his job.
The handmaid works for Dave, same position as her daughter. A little more detached from her boss than Aradia is with Jake, and tends to keep quiet, but works for her pay and doesn’t think much about it.
Disciple runs the local animal shelter, taking in the massive amounts of abandoned animals that are tossed out yearly due to lacking of funds. The depression is hard on everyone, especially the four legged ones, and she takes it upon herself to treat them well.
Redglare is the local judge, obviously in cahoots with the duo and her daughter. Rather well paid, actually. She loves being corrupt, and sees no harm in passing a different verdict than what the jury said if there is money involved.
Mindfang works as a lawyer, pretty close to Redglare and likes to manipulate the judge to let her cases win most of the time. The depression is hard on everyone. Everyone but the corrupt law makers.
Darkleer… Works at the local car factory. A washed up powerhouse that used to be idolized as a local boxer until he was miraculously defeated. He knew it was a cheat but there was no evidence. So he gave up the boxing lifestyle and went to work on cars at a factory. He’s rather proud of Equius though.
Highblood would easily just represent the ‘Don’ of the mafia. That is all there is too it. A cold blooded man of extreme power, a force to be reckoned with by anyone who meets him. The duo isn’t afraid though, oh no. Money and a little persuasion gets the Don on anyone’s good side.
Dualscar… Rough and rowdy police chief, man who wants to do right justice wise but can’t seem to care. Will throw in anyone the highblood and connie requests, and of course the duo (but they have to pay). Most lawmakers are corrupt in this city, and even the police chief can’t be sparred from doing whatever it takes to make some money.
This is obviously in the 1920s, during the prohibition. Jake and Dave are highest power, then Connie, Fef, Dirk, Highblood, Vris, Eri, Gamzee, Redglare, Mindfang, Dualscar, Terezi, Rose, Roxy, Jane, Jade, John, Summoner, Darkleer, Sollux, Aradia, handmaid, Tavros, Karkat… I probably forgot someone oh well. That’s how they would look, like… Power wise.
I would say New York, setting wise? I think darkhorse could be really fun.
yeah thats it.
If you've got that then I'd say you're good to go!