If a pirate is what you care to play, then you're more than welcome to. Being a pirate, you can call yourself what ever you choose, but as far as the UEC is concerned, you'll be labled as a pirate. The technology of pirates is somewhat improvised though as they operate off of raiding supply shipments, both for resources and military supplies. What military supplies they have has been adapted to operate under the lesser availible supplies, but may be more powerful in other respects. The imagination is the limit here, so long as it conforms to the overall technology level of the universe.
Originally Posted by Hyena
The majority of the system is colonized on all solid masses, however the outter colonies (Mostly moons and large asteroids beyond the asteroid belt) are mining focused, with a resort type colony on one of Saturn's moons. Which one is the resort has yet to be decided and I'm open to suggestions.
Originally Posted by Darkmatter
No worries dude, I don't blame you one bit. I have a bit of a high standard myself lol. The government on mars is a colonial government with a 'Prime Minister' and cabinet of sorts easily controlled by the UEC. Due to this, technology is at roughly the same level as the UEC. All police and military forces on mars consist of martian citizens and report directly to the 'Prime Minister' on mars, making Martial law easier for the UEC if they deem it necessary. Think of something similar to the United States national guard forces. While privileges of the Martian citizens aren't seriously restricted (As of yet), they are heavily taxed and as such prices on goods are heavily escalating, making life difficult. There have been several cases of 'Police brutality' from mainly Earth born volunteers. There is a Military training base on mars apart from the colonies used to train Martian recruits.
Originally Posted by IAmZero
There are multiple pirate factions whom often raid each other for supplies and ships, though the UEC doesn't know how factions many as of just yet. They are operating under the assumption there is only one as no clear report or pirate prisoners from counter attacks have made it back to UEC forces at this point. It is believed that a few Bayonet class corvettes have been commandeered when they failed to report in, hence the development of the Iaculum class cruiser. Each pirate faction has a different code they follow. Some may select their targets carefully, specifically targeting poorly escorted or armed cargo fleets, solo cargo ships, etc. Others gain members by attacking passenger ships and recruiting the crew and passengers. Those who agree to join them obviously do, those whom the pirates view as valuable are held, but no ransoms have yet been made, and the remainder are left on the ship as the pirates destroy it. The one thing all the pirate factions have in common is they raid cargo ships for supplies. One pirate faction was formed as a Fanatical group (Specific religion as of yet undecided, I'll need input on that one to make a decision) and has sabotaged many mining operations and the such, but the UEC, being negligent, assumed failures either in the machines or operator error due to lack of real police or military presence beyond the asteroid belt. More than one of the pirate factions has acted on a mercenary basis through a seriously growing 'black market' on several of the colonies. Due to lesser police and military force beyond the belt, they are more well known about and have far more influence in the outter colonies.
There is a Separatist movement on Mars. The leader is as of yet unknown as the group isn't fully visible yet. There will be one as the story moves on though, and this will most likely be an NPC character. Propaganda has just started to crop up in some of the lesser patrolled areas on Mars as tensions continue to rise. While the UEC is aware of their presence, they don't view them as a threat and the police forces ignore them for the most part as of right now, though this movement is intended to grow drastically throughout the RP. Martian Citizens who do know about the movement consider them heroes.
The majority of the moons and planets that have solid ground have already been colonized to some degree, wether its a small outpost, large mining operations, or bustling commerce hub. The ones that have no presence at all have been selected by the UEC for colonization, but it takes time to build the necessary amount of cargo and passenger ships to settle them. The ships themselves, as in other space based stories, are used to construct rudimentary air tight shelters. The 'Oberheist' filters have been adapted to both thicken, thin, and enrich oxygen content on the colonies closer to earth, however the process is a long one, and the filters don't contain the internal resources to create an atmosphere on, say an asteroid. Mars is just getting to the point where the atmosphere is breathable... barely. The majority of the large cities are in large, pressurized domes connected by an underground transportation network, as with Venus. Mercury is un-colonizable due to the heat on the surface, but it is rumored there is a covert base beneath its surface. The outter colonies are of the moon base style, with some of the more populated colonies sporting smaller versions of the Mars domes, particularly that recreational colony that I mentioned before. Yes, these domes can be sabotaged as any man made structure is capable of being sabotaged. However, it would take significant effort to successfully sabotage the larger ones.
Any other questions, feel free to ask
WOOP looking forward to the ooc.