When man had to leave Earth it was no one’s fault, but their own. Their own foolishness lead them down the path of destruction. They brought the end with the technology made to save the world. When man is given knowledge they are given strength. When given strength that leads to power. When given power they have the choice to create or destroy. By then the knowledge given to them is lost and they know not which to pick. They could create a better world or leave it in ruin. Sadly the wrong choice was made.
The year was 3371, it was the brightest year before the darkness. Humans were the only fauna left living on Earth. The only ones capable of surviving the Singularity that plagued the world for 500 years. They believed themselves to be wise enough to never let another calamity fall upon them. Believing that weapons were the only way to prevent the end from occurring. With this ideal set in the minds of leaders around the world the project to create the savior had begun.
Sadly they built the devil.
Their first finished projects were the Star Fighters. Mechanical beings capable of combatting anything coming from outer space. Originally intended to deflect asteroids and comets that enter Earth’s atmospheres. As time passed they began to be used for warfare by countries who wished for more power and control over the third project. With their use in warfare they began to become more combat orientated. Becoming more agile, higher armor quality, and weapons made purely for warfare.
The second project were the Domes. As expected from the name, they were gigantic 100 kilometer domes that surrounded people from all sides. They were made for protection as they were able to withstand; an earthquake, an indirect blast from a nuclear explosion, and the force of a medium sized asteroid. With all the land and water inside of them being filtrated by facilities buried in the ground they were capable of provide necessities for people in a case of isolation. Though once the third project had begun production many countries began to fit their Domes with an escape plan. A way to leave the plan and still be able to live and survive. Once they saw the plans for the third project they knew this must be done.
Finally there was the third project, dubbed The Messiah. A large satellite that was able to be seen with the naked eye from earth. It was a large titan created by the U.N. in order to deter any acts that could bring along the end. But something that powerful was too much for one man to share. Soon every country waged war against one another using the Star Fighters as their weapons.
Within three days the war had been lost by everyone. The five super powered nations; Russia, Europia, The United Lands of America, China, and Japan had decided to pull the plug on the world. They set coordinates for an empty area in space, launched their Domes, and decided to let the Messiah save the world.
Once the Domes were drifting through space, the world was gone in the blink of an eye.
Skip forward in time, the year is X622. It has been 622 years since the human race landed on a suitable planet for habitation. And so much has occurred; Starships were created capable of warping around the galaxy they inhabit, 7 developed alien species were discovered, a universal translator was created, a Court was made to deal with interstellar relations, the Star Fighters were created by the humans and defense and the initial designs were given to the surrounding species as an act of peace, Galactic Navies were created
And The Motley Crew of Fools was born. A group of pirates from all different backgrounds with the goal to stop the terror caused by the Galactic Navy of Earth 2. Riding upon the stolen dreadnought class Starship, the Elwood, they are lead by Leon Rowan a man who has seen first hand what the Galactic Navy does and will stop at nothing to cease it.
(More information will be revealed throughout the story.)
Your standard humans. If from Earth 2, they can be a variety of ethnicity. If from Planet of Yu Gan must be of Asian decent.
Home Planet(s): Earth 2 or Planet of Yu Gan
Sexless humanoids who look as if created by smashing ash together. Dusters are completely solid and seem to have muscle mass, but it isn't visible which makes them extremely difficult to read. As one that looks like a twig has the potential to hold back a charging vehicle. They are completely black other then their eyes which taken on a color depending on what job they have. They began to wear clothing that humans created in order to give themselves a sense of individuality.
Home Planet(s): Ortis
Munal's is the unofficial name given to the canine like species that inhabit Ortis. They are the second most intelligent species in the galaxy. They come in all types of appearances, resembling breeds of dogs, foxs, and wolves. They are a quadpedal species. The tails of the Munal are very important. 1. ) Because the will have a almost hand like limb at the end of them in order to grab stuff and 2. ) Depending on the amounts of tails one has shows it's social status. 12 is royalty while 1 is an untouchable.
Home Planet(s): Ortis
Are a very tall race that are usually around 7"0'. Their hair ranges from very bizarre colors such as pink and white to bright red and deep blue. They have small crystals growing out of their body because of their crystal dependence that caused enough energy to allow growth of them in their body. Naturally armored and armed because of these strange crystals.
Home Planet(s): Robden
Are humanoids that resembles Monkey of the previous Earth. They come in two varieties, Prime Simians who are extremely ape like with extremely large arms that can reach the ground, and generally crawl around. Though do have the ability to stand on two feet. They are heavyweights capable of taking a punch and delivering one, but not to quick on their feet or agile. The way they loss their resemblance to Apes it the fact they wear armor and have very human like facial features, such as the possibility of facial hair. The other species is Semi Simians who appear to be humans with monkey like features. Such as halving a tail, being hairier, and having monkey like feet. They wear more tribal like armor in order to keep their mobility. While smart enough to create and operate Star Fighters they are the least intelligent of the species.
Home Planet(s): Home World for Our People.
Custom Race: The Saayed
A race of reptilian-looking humanoids, the Saayed were spawned upon their home planet, Irys. In their particular solar system the sun isn't as close as it is to Earth, making the planet incredibly dark.
A mass of jagged cliffs, mountains, rivers of lava and deep pits, it's no wonder that Irys is nicknamed "The Jungle of Stone". Due to erratic orbit, heavy gravity and various, smaller tectonic plates on the planet's surface, the rock formations cause a labyrinth of rocky ledges and tangles of various jagged spears. It's also littered with caves and suffers from volcanic eruptions from time to time.
The Sayeed needed to change biologically in order to survive, thus a certain measure of adaption was in order. Their scales are thinner and flatter to keep the heat out, but due to the rocky nature of their home world they have a certain degree of toughness to withstand scratches and pierces. Not nearly as touch as the crystal armour on a Crystalian, but something more akin to tough, thick leather.
The twisted mass of rock in Irys makes many of the Sayeed very quick and agile, giving them long tails, clawed hands and feet to grip to rough, rocky surfaces.
Most, if not all Sayeed, are completely flat-chested. The only thing to show the visible gender are the long, scaly tails that sprout from their head like hair. Similar to hair, it can get cut and shaped with little loss save for some fluid. They have long, thin horns for decoration, a forked tongue and small, sharp teeth.
Their strongest talent would be their hearing. Their ears detect even the slightest of sounds if they're in hearing distance, but this also means that they are quire sensitive to loud noises, so much so that they become very disorientated and it causes pain, but no damage to their hearing.
Due to the heavier gravity field and their agility, the Sayeed are notoriously well-known for being very quiet and sneaky. Their diet consists, mainly, of raw meat and insects. They're lactose intolerant and don't need much water to get by, they dislike sweet foods and are lactose-intolerant.
Society on Irys and Society in Space
On Irys, the Sayeed have varying degrees of intelligence. While most prefer a more tribal lifestyle over the complicated machinery, they tend to meet at the middle-ground by being quite used to criminal acts like murder, seeing it as a perfectly reasonable trait.
They are quite nomadic, but some of the smarter Sayeed fortify their cave dwellings for a long-term stay. They successfully created space travel 217 years ago and have been perfecting it ever since. The only organized group of Sayeed is known as the Shadow Council, a group well-known for their ambassadors and, more importantly, their spies.
Outside of Irys, the Sayeed are generally regarded as very, very untrustworthy. Since they're perfectly fine with murder, cheating and lying, they are widely known for being criminals and low-life scum. The only acceptable Sayeed is one who wears a Shadow Council badge and even then, most Sayeed look awfully familiar and their concept on 'murder' is rather sketchy...
Pros and Cons PROS
~ Very good at stealth and agility
~ Sensitive Hearing
~ Lack of Morals/Law
~ Not very strong
~ Sensitive Hearing
The final two slots will remain open for anyone who joins and doesn't want to make someone from these species. They will need to give me a description of the species before adding it if they wish to use a different one.
#1 - Leon Rowan: ZX-7 : Captain of the Elwood
#2 - Anathema: Atlas IV : First Mate/ Science Officer of the Elwood
#3 - Kat Talford: Slingshot: Trainer of the Elwood
#4 - Chloe Skarpen :Sentinel: Engineer of the Elwood
#5 - Anli Cheng-lo: Ess Three: Communications Officer of the Elwood
#6 - Xyrenzi: Medic : Doctor of the Elwood
#7 - OPEN
Species: (Chose one from the list above or make your own, just PM if making your own.)
Age: ( All species above age normal except for Dusters. They can be any age.)
Position: (Your job on the Elwood.)
Appearance: ( Picture and/or description.)
History: (With this you can do anything you want within reason. Your Munal can be royalty, your Duster could have traveled every corner or Ortis cause of how old it is, your Crystallian can be a crystal addict. What their home looks like can be anything as planets generally have a very diverse range in appearance. I will most likely be okay with anything you put here. Just remember it has to be within reason.)
Weaponry: ( Anything basically is okay except for past weapons. Think of something futuristic. They also shouldn't all be guns.)
Star Fighter - Name of Star Fighter:
Appearance: (Picture or Description)
Combat Position: (Sniper, Up Close and Personal, Mid Ranged Gunner, etc.)
- No God-Modding.
- No cybering. Relationships are okay, but only like 1 couple.
- Only 1 character.
- Only allowing 6 people to start with. Will add people as I move through the story.
- Most of the mech fights take place in space.
- Good writing ability.
Stealing the Elwood
Lt. Leon Rowan, an upper class officer in the Galactic Navy, a man with the skills to one day be a Star Commander in the Galactic Navy. Though all of that changed with a single mission. Leon was given a message from one of the Star Commanders to take a large squad to a Level 1 planet and completely wipe out the native population who lived there. They wanted him to conduct mass genocide against a group of people who could do nothing to prevent it. He just stared at the letter for some time, questioning if it came from the higher ups or if it was just an awful, awful prank. Either way he had to find out if the letter was true or not. So he marched his way up to the office of the Star Commander who sent him the letter. And when asked the question all the Star Commander did was nod. Any more questions Leon asked were interrupted by a very stern "Classified information, Lieutenant." Leon who was annoyed with the situation left the office and went down into his. He sat there starring at the wall debating what he had to do. With an order like this, refusing would be an act of desertion. He would jailed for his actions and many of the people in the jail would know of his position as he was the one to put them there.
He spent three days debating what he was going to do and then the idea finally struck him. Leon was going to steal the Dreadnought, the only warship capable of this kind of action, and go rogue. The Dreadnought was a high class warship armed with weapons to the t, enough carriers to hold 10 Star Fighters of all shapes and sizes, and is capable of operating with a minimal crew of 6. It was a dream machine for the Galactic Navy that took them 5 years to create. It might have been the most foolish plan he could come up with, but it was the only plan he could think of that would prevent the Galactic Navy from taking action immediately and also something for him to defend himself with when the Galactic Navy would try and stop him. So he went for it. The moment he confirmed that was the plan he was going to do, he rushed out the door and went straight for his Star Fighter at the Mecha Bay. His Star Fighter was one of the crown jewels of the Galactic Navy, one of the newest prototype models. Knowing that he was going to need to burst through some walls in order to cause a stir of confusion, he was going to need to use the ZX-7.
He put the key into the drive and lite the powerful machine up. Crew members who were on still on the Mecha Bay began to scramble around trying to figure out what was going on. Attempting to keep themselves out of harms way and also contact superiors to inform them what has going on. Though no matter how fast they contacted the higher ups, there wasn't going to be a squad down there to stop him in enough time. Using the controllers, he brought up the Stinger Rifle and began to blast holes into the wall in front of him. Knowing that taking a detoured route would take up far to much time, he decided to blast straight through the walls. Once there were enough holes his Star Fighter began to charge. And using the propulsion vents placed around his body, to blast away the remainder of the walls in front of him. A constant barrage a rifle rounds were going through each wall that was unlucky enough to be in front of him. He continued this pattern until he reached the bay where the Dreadnought was held. It was a giant ship, much larger then what he thought it was going to be. One thought went through his head, "How can a ship be this large and be run by 6 people." Continuing forward, he forced his way into the Mecha bay on the Dreadnought and jumped out once it was docked. He sprinted over to the close button on the hangar door and closed it. Then ran his way over to the elevator and rode it up to the commander room. It was a medium sized room with chairs for each station, 10 in all. "Able to be operated with 6 people my ass."
With each console needing to have input commands he furiously began enter commands on the boards. Without the proper amount of people he was going to need input for each station. And then he hears a voice behind him. "Allow me to get that Lieutenant." He turned around to see who managed to get on board with him, but he could see no one. He continued to look around until he heard the voice speak again. "Command Stations are operational. You are now free to pilot the ship." The voice came from a speaker under a monitor. When Leon walked over to the monitor he saw a name plate on it and a screen with a single bar going across it. "My name is Elwood, and I am happy to serve the Lieutenant." The person assisting him was the ships on board AI, something that was banned from use by the Court based of records of the Singularity that occurred on the first Earth. "To think the Navy was using AI." Though Leon's morals couldn't hold him back right now. Needing to escape from the base, he sat down in the pilot seat and began the thrusters. The ship began to move from the bay it was stuck in and then rocketed out of the building and straight into the sky. The Elwood finally had lift off.
Weaponry: EMP Gauntlet: A gauntlet that is fitted onto his right hand. Uses small electromagnetic pulses to temporarily shutdown electronics. Can be used offensively to let out jolts of electricity with each punch.
Extra Items: Galactic Navy Badge, ID, wallet, 50 Ways (Currency), Elwood Programmed Watch, Key to the ZX-7.
-Good hand to hand fighter
-Excellent Star Fighter pilot
Weaponry: Hyper Heated Wrist Blades: Two blades that come out from the top of the ZX-7's wrists. They heat up in order to slice through metal easier. Propulsion Vents: Fires out concentrated exhaust to move faster away from enemies or to push enemies back more. Stinger Rifle: The tail on the ZX-7 can open up at the end into a rifle for mid-ranged combat.
Combat Position: Up Close and Personal
book me in for a place and for an alien race I shall divulge in the morning :)
Briareros (formerly Malcolm Davies)
Age: 1.5 years old chronologically, appearance wise doesn't look a day over 30.
Briareos is a prime example of cybernetic technology. Although his body is almost completely artificial, he suffers little loss in humanity. His outer skin is elastic, capable of feeling sensation, and the temperature can be adjusted to the cyborg's preferences. Appearance-wise. Malcolm is a rather tall and muscular African-American male with short black hair and brown eyes.
History: If you haven't guessed it by now, Briareos used to be a human, but is now embodied as a cyborg, with only a quarter of his original biological body intact. Originally a native of Old Earth, Malcolm Davies grew up in New York's historic Harlem residential neighborhood. As a youth, Malcolm always had aspirations of becoming one of NYC's finest, and eventually a first class detective.
For the most part he was successful in achieving his childhood dreams, entering the police force at the age of 20, eventually advancing to the rank of lieutenant in just 4 years, he was well on the path of becoming a top-class detective until the events that transpired in Manhattan's grand central station.
An IED bomb was set to detonate on a tanker outside the grand central station. Malcolm was successfully able to locate the bomb and evacuate the area, however he was unable to disarm the bomb which ultimately claimed much of his body in the impending explosion. Malcolm's actions were soon recognized by the media and he was heralded as an American hero. At the same time, the united states government was looking into cybernetic implant programs for wounded vets and police officers. Naturally, Malcolm was at the top of the list of candidates for this type of program. Unfortunately it would take many years and a new earth before Malcolm could be properly revived via cybernetic engineering. Unlike many other units, his brain was not reconstructed with cybernetic implants. This choice was made deliberately following the passage of laws that recognized the rights of formerly deceased cybernetic subjects.
Luckily, much of his brain and other "valued" parts were preserved following the explosions.
He was re-made stronger, faster, better and given a new name Briareos, after the heavily-armed giant Briareus the Vigorous of greek mythos. The rest is history.
Weaponry: I guess you can say Briareos's weapon is his body. His right arm has been outfitted to configure as a high spec photon beam cannon similar to a mech's, although using it requires considerable cool-down time and can be draining to his reserves, therefore it's considered a last resort. Typically, briareros uses some combination of a beam rifle/energy blade combo.
Briareos is good with just about any type of gun. In addition, he has a fully functional melee mode. Although he's much faster while in this mode, he lacks in overall defense.
Standard Mode- Combines range with some melee capability. This is his default battle setting.
Heavy-Duty Mode- Adds more weight to his body, reduced mobility in favor of fire power and accuracy.
Melee Mode- Ideal for scenarios that require close combat, loses nearly all of his battle armor for some increased mobility and melee technique. His preferred weapons in this setting are his fists and his fighting style is similar to that of a professional boxer. Additionally, he's able to energize his fists for optimal damage.
Hand-to-hand(advanced) Boxing: Trained from an early age, a former golden gloves amateur boxing champ.
Name: Kat Talford Call sign: Echo Species: Human Age: 40 Sex: Female Position: Tag along freelancer Appearance:http://skiorh.deviantart.com/art/mech-pilot-337771933 History:
Having a rough childhood, Kat lost both of her parents in a terrorist attack. She was raised by an older, drug addicted sister who used to abuse her on daily basis. When she came of age, she left home and joined Earth 2's Galactic Navy as a starfighter pilot. During the training she has shown exceptional skill with long range weapons and was assigned to heavy artillery unit. Despite having the potential to reach officer ranks, Kat's lack of discipline barred her from reaching beyond the field ranks.
Kat was recently discharged due to suffering an injury that caused her to loose almost all memories of her service, although not her skill. She has accumulated enough money to buy off an older support starfighter and joined a mercenary band, knowing no other way to earn money. After a few skirmishes, Kat found out she was being cheated on her cut and left the group in silence, along with all of it's cash. She took liking in the easy money taken from people who didn't really need it and started working not only for normal employers, but also for pirates and paramilitary groups - whoever could pay her more. She only works for free with law enforcement, usually against terrorists to get back at them for ruining her life.
In present time, Kat is on the run from her first mercenary band who want to take their money back and from several terrorist cells.
Weaponry: Powered blade - a half meter long blade with force field envelope. It can cut through infantry armor with relative ease.
Magnetic mine - Kat owns a magnetic mine she stores in the cockpit of her starfighter. she would use it only as last resort, as it was hard to obtain. The mine is capable of crippling starfighter by damaging it's legs.
Extra Items: Maintenance tool kit, smartphone, cash, deck of cards.
Ex-military: Kat in in peak physical condition
Long range specialist: Military training gives Kat superb skill using long range starfighters
Freelancer: As a freelancer, Kat had to learn to rely on herself. she can maintain her equipment and replenish her supplies without help
Unit name: Slingshot (Petrobolos class) Appearance:http://fs-online.4fan.cz/images/petrobolos.png Weaponry:
1x large caliber gauss cannon - A monstrous direct-fire weapon with kinetic penetration rounds. While it only has one shot and no magazine, this gun can take down targets on low orbit.
2x26 LRM racks - Indirect fire long range missiles. Kat can arm them with either kinetic penetration, high explosive anti starfighter or shrapnel warheads, depending on the engagement.
4x short range lasers - purely defensive weapon for when enemies get too close to be picked off by the long range weapons. Combat Position: Artillery/Sniper Pros and cons:
+ Petrobolos class can stay well out of range of other starfighters, giving their pilots high survivability rate.
+ This class has superior communication array, capable of acting as spotter for other starfighters or receiving pencil-point targeting data from orbit.
+ Capable of indirect fire, this class of starfighters can fire on enemies from behind cover and has 360° firing arc.
- The armor on a petrobolos is designed to protect the pilot against infantry and tanks, not other starfighters
- The short and wide legs necessary to absorb the recoil of the long range weapons have miserable land speed
- Little defense and no medium range weapons.
@BlackestKnight I actually need you to send me a PM before making a custom race, as I wasn't going to let in anything robotic because in the history there was a war between robots. Also this is set extremely far into the future, so having him from NYC might not work out. Also you need to list the weaponry that your mech has and also it's position during combat. Also because I liked how Forsythe did it we are also going to be adding in the Pros and Cons of our mechs.
@Forsythe Good character like her background and weapon. Need a tough girl in the RP and thankfully we got one. Also like the mech.
On a side note, because I noticed that I didn't write it above, most of the mech battles will be taking place in space. As that's where mechs are easiest to use. Sometimes the battles will take place on the ground, but it will generally be in space.
Name: Skraps (Chloe Skarpen) Species: Human Age: 19 Sex: Female Position: Gearhead. Engineering and Development. Appearance:
Skraps keeps her black hair short, though not particularly neat. She'll usually be found wearing her work suit - overalls and a long-sleeved shirt designed for protection - covered in the dirt and grease of her latest project.
History: During school, Skraps found a junked StarFighter in the scrapyard. It's an out-of-date model, so it was discarded without too much damage. She fixed it up, adding a few of her own touches, and was allowed to keep it hidden in the scrapyard. Right after Skraps finished school, she bolted. She'd had enough, especially from the Navy; had she stayed, she would have become an engineer or technician aboard a Navy vessel. That would have been far too confining for her, so she left home in search of somewhere she could freely play with her machines. One year of salvaging and oddjobs later, Skraps met a man who offered her a home, meals, and a shop to work in. She took that offer in a heartbeat, and thus has found herself on the Elwood.
Tesla - a tazer on steroids, though its output can be adjusted as necessary. On 'unconscious' by default.
2 Det packs - homemade. Not armed at present.
Universal detonator - Skraps can try to hijack the signal for other det packs. Still a few kinks to work out. (hence why she keeps her own unarmed until she uses them)
Extra Items: tool kit, safety goggles, scrap parts, thingamabobs and doodads, a bar of chocolate.
Maintenance and repair
Analysis of new tech
Total tune-out of surroundings, pretty much whenever she's focusing on a project.
Halo Apparatus - Four detachable blades. Their primary purpose is blocking, though they can be used to strike as well.
Pulse Pistol - targets electrical systems. Short range, only effective against small craft; the surge isn't enough to fry a larger ship.
Combat Position: Blocker, Close Range Pros and Cons:
+ Heavily armored
+ Reinforced against electrical attacks
+ Halo Apparatus offers fast protection
- Lower mobility, especially for a close combat Fighter
- Old model, and thus worse than the current average Fighter
- Few weapons; SK models are shields, though Skraps is working on making usable weapons for it
Approved. Liking the character, looks good. So since your Engineer, and if BlackestKnight fixes up his character we can have two engineers since it's a large ship.
I think I'm just going to have to gracefully bow out, there's too much for me to reconcile.