The Journey of the St. Marie
You can burn the land and boil the sea,
But you can't rake the sky from me.
-Joss Whedon "Firefly Theme"
Welcome aboard the St. Marie, the ship of choice for this group of...treasure hunters. We've got plenty of adventure in store for our passengers, so long as they're willing lend a hand from time to time. That, and they don't sell us out to the royal navy. And I mean DON'T sell us out. We've had enough scuffles with them to last a lifetime. They seem to have termed us as pirates. A bit excessive if you ask me, since we only raid ships if our supplies are running low without a town in sight. But enough of that. We're on the hunt for some treasure great, so join us on this ride. It'll be an interesting trip, should our luck hold true.
This is a Steampunk/Dieselpunk/Post-Apocalypse/Adventure/Comedy/Airships RP
But first, a few words from our captain.
Alright, this is your ruggedly handsome captain, Samuel L. Enderman, speaking. Welcome aboard the beautiful St. Marie
and a few words before we take off. As I'm sure many of you know from school, it has been but 50 years since the year 1893, the end of the Great Steam War occured, an event that changed the very nature of the land. Some bright spark figured that if he dropped a bunch of great dirty bombs where submerged volcanic ridges and leylines net, the war would end. It did, but so did the world of old. Continents reshaped themselves. Europe was severed from Asia. The Americas became one. Africa merged with Asia. Australia consumed all of the Indoasian Islands. Japan managed to sneak off with some of China's bulk. Mountains erupted all over the place, making land-based travel ineffective. But those weren't the strangest occurences. As I'm sure you all know, the strangest aftershock of War's End, as it is called, was the emergence of non-humans. In fact, I see see several are riding with us even.
Putting that aside, following War's End, there was chaos. Chaos that the British Empire was quick to capitalize on, initiating a global invasion under the pretense of bringing stability. When the dust of change had settled, the majority of the world was under thw sway of British Empire and their massive airforce, the British Royal Air Navy. Only places that didn't accept their offer of so-called stability were the Americans, who would be damned if they let the Brits rule them again and repelled any attempts at invasion with such vehemence that the losses weren't worth it, and the Japanese, their superior technology and isolationist view making any invasion or alliance unfeasible. So the three became the dominant powers: the global British Empire, the United Americas, and the Japanese Nations. An uneasy truce exists between them, though how long it will last, not one person knows.
But that's enough background information from me. I personally believe that the best way to see the changes wrought is to take to the skies and see them with one's own eye or eyes. With that, we now begin boarding and I hope you all enjoy your flight.