Ten years after HALO 3, Master Chief is recovered from stasis on a shield world and tells humanity that there's a Flood derivative spreading through the outer colonies. Cortana expired and was terminated. At the same time, the UNSC is fighting off brute coalitions, pirate armadas, and rebel forces, while the Forerunner robots wreak havoc trying to exterminate the virus. In short, shit got thick.
Any characters here will not be played by anyone, including myself.
Master Chief, for obvious reasons; he's that big bad-ass whom no one should try to emulate directly in a role-play.
ONI Directors, because of the very nature of their job - looking at and discussion secrets. I may post conversations between ONI directors, though, so maybe I will end up playing them.
Pirates and rebels, due to their limited life expectancy and minimalist involvement in the overarching plot.
I have a designated direction for which I intend the plot to go. If you deviate extensively, I will let you know privately, but we all have to come together in order to work with the role-play. As such, refusal to abide by the rules and private warnings (which I will refer to as “insolence” for negative connotation’s sake) will result in me reminding you what the shape of Italy is. Don’t make me talk about Italy.
Additionally, if you take on the task of playing one the hardest character roles of all - the infected overlord - I expect you to be able to play the part. The same goes for artificial intelligences. There should only be one of those for every four other characters in play, by the way. We don't need a role-play of twenty AIs and no physical characters.
Character Sheet Outline
You can be a Sangheili
(one who fights for or against the UNSC), a Marine
, an ODST
, a SPARTAN-IV
, a Jiralhanae
, an artificial intelligence
(AI), or an infected overlord.
1.) "Why can't I be a rebel or a pirate?"
-They die too often for you to develop a character. It is stretching the constraints of reality for them to live half as long as the average UNSC marine once they're thrown into battle, thanks to their poor training and provisions.
2.) "Can I have more than one character?"
-I would normally say ‘no’ to this one, but if you’re comfortable with more than one character, I’ll give you the go-ahead (assuming I approve your sheets). I myself will be running with two, anyways, and hypocrisy only works if you’re a parent, a politician, or religious. I’m none of those, so I’ll keep it as low as I feasibly can.
3.) "If I'm unsure, can I check something with you via PM?"
4.) "The hell's an infected overlord?"
-They order around other infected during battle and are stronger and faster than regular infected. They're often bat-shit crazy, too, but then again, all infected are. Think of them as sergeants or squad leaders for Feeder forces.
5.) "Why can't I be a Kig-yar, a Yanme'e, an Unggoy, or an Mgalekgolo?"
-A lot of these are either too frail to survive long enough or too rare. Oddly enough, the Hunters aren’t seen very often any longer – the Jiralhanae are fairly averse to using anything but themselves and Unggoy, for some reason or another. Hunters have long since improved themselves, though, so if they do show up… Well, I didn’t know you very well, but rest in pieces anyways. I’m also pretty sure that Drones are controlled by Yanme’e Queens, so I’m gonna say no on both that and the frailty basis.
6.) "What goes under Affiliation?"
-UNSC, Jiralhanae Coalition, Sangheili, or Infected. If you’re infected, put what you once were, like Infected (formerly Sangheili). Remember that the standalone Sangheili militia is also at odds with the brutes.
8.) "So-and-so is godmodding! What should I do?"
-If you feel you or someone else may be godmodding, PM me.
9.) "Have there been weapons advancements?"
-See the next section, dummy.