In the year 2056, life for man changed. He was able to go to Mars and the Moon, and set up colonies. With this new gateway to resources man suddenly had no reason to stay on Earth. There were so many options now, so many places to go. The rich wanted their own resorts in space, the poor wanted to go up there at least once, and signed up for manual labor on the new projects. This was the new economic boom Earth needed, and a new Golden Age for Humanity. However there were still some on Earth who feared this new age, and some who wondered about other life out there.
As the year 2100 came, it was announced that a brand new kind of ship was being produced, it could go out of the solar system, there were a lot of problems with its development, and it was said that bad luck would follow it. It was finally built in 2115, and after 4 years of testing, it was being sent out to explore the space beyond the Milky Way.
It was the ESS (Earth Space Ship) Bates, named after the man who had developed most of the technology being used on board. The people who were to crew it had needed to be the very best. The waiting list for the crew had numbered several hundred thousand, and for a ship that would carry 25 Officers, 150 crewmen, and 36 scientists, competition was tough. The Captain was to be the famous Jack D Roberts, the man who had single handedly stopped the Triton Revolution 8 years previously.
Those who were to work on board the Bates were finally decided, and to each this was probably the most important moment of their lives. They would be the first, going places no human had ever gone.
S.A.L or Sentient. Artificial. Life. was to be the most important change to the Bates. It was the most advanced of its kind, and had been programed to run the Bates on its own if required. On a mission of such scientific importance, the crew must have the best. It contained everything every recorded for the crew to read, and could use this knowledge to come up with its own ideas. In short, you had all of the genius of Earth packed into a portable machine.
Jack sat in the captains chair, now was to be the most important moment of all, the Bates was ready to depart the ISP (International Space Port) and go into brand new waters. Jack watched as his bridge crew did their amazing work, each one fully competent and less likely to make a mistake then a baby was to read Shakespeare.
His heart raced as reality came to him, he was going out there, how could anyone dream of anything else? People said that being in the air was fun, but they had no idea about space. There aren't any living creatures out there, only your ship, vast regions of beauty, and nothingness. Jack was a man who believed in God, and now he felt that he was fulfilling Gods greatest desire! Mankind was becoming something great, the quality of life was increasing. Everything was better then he had ever hoped.
Now the Bates began to move slowly away from the ISP on thruster power only, it was a slow and meticulous process, any mistake would cost them. The hardest part was making it away from anything else which might be harmed as they activated their Jello Drive (don't ask about why it is called Jello, no one knows). Anything close by them could vanish forever, and that had happened in the early days of space travel, more then anyone would admit.
The Bates turned around on its course, minimal power for now. "Helmsman- Captain, set course and make engines to 1/3rd power. "
"Captain- Helmsman, Aye sir! Course set, engines at 1/3rd power. She is handling like a beauty sir.
Jack pressed a button on his chair, his voice would now be carried along the entire ship, this was the moment many had been waiting for and all work stopped, everyone was silent for these moments.
"This is Captain Roberts speaking, we are now clear of the ISP, and have begun our journey. In a few hours we will arrive at our first destination. I wish you all the best of luck on our journey, make Earth proud!" He ended the transmission.
"First Officer- Captain, you have the conn"
"Captain- First Officer, I have the conn, aye sir. Enjoy your sleep, this ship is safe in my hands."
The ESS Bates was on its way to a planet just outside the solar system, recently discovered. There they would take pictures and plant the Earth Federation flag, little did they know that they would never arrive.
I am the GM, I will guide your characters through the unknown spaceship that you will soon see, what you do with the information I provide is up to you, however anything can happen so think before you act. If you make a bad choice you will get hurt or die. If you make a good choice you might find out one of the ships many secrets.
I will play some NPCs, the S.A.L computer, and possibly others. The Captain has little use in the RP so I will play as him if needed, anyone else on the ship is up to you, first come first serve.
Death will happen, if you have a major problem with your character being hurt or dying please don't join, you can make more then one character if you wish, however after a while there will be a cutoff of who can join. The people who land are the only ones able to be used.
If you have any suggestions for your character, feel free to message me.
What could possibly happen on a spaceship, in the middle of no where, with a lot of curious humans on board? Thats for me to show you! Please put great thought into your actions.
Nationality: (Can include any current race or perhaps even a colonist on one of the other planets or space stations)
Job on ship:
Accepted Characters/Crew List-
Crionsio- Leon Kafka- Chief Medical Doctor
Valar Morgulis- Mike Cleary- Head of Security
TheJackal- James Matthewson- Computer Technician
Jakal- Zack Reynolds- Pilot
Remini- Jessica (Jess) Ganer- Chief Engineer
KomboKitten- Jennifer Greaves- Security Officer
Story So Far-
ESS Bates leaves ISP
ESS Bates comes across mysterious ship, names Point Alpha.
ESS Bates launches shuttle to board Point Alpha, 3 trips. The first flight is of engineers making an opening, the second the 45 man boarding party, 10 guards including Mike and Jennifer, 15 scientists including Leon, 10 tech people including James, 9 engineers including Jess, and the pilot Zack.
I will be updating this with more information as we go into the story.