“After Earth-That-Was was used up, we found a new solar system and hundreds of ‘new Earths’ were terraformed and colonised. The central planets formed The Alliance and decided all the planets had to join under their rule. There was some disagreement on that point. After the War, many of the Independents who had fought and lost drifted to the edges of the system, far from Alliance control. Out here, people struggled to get by with the most basic technologies; a ship would bring you work, a gun would help you keep it. A captain’s goal was simple: find a crew, find a job, keep flying.”
It’s been four years since the Independents lost the Unification War against the Alliance – a government made of the last remaining superpowers from Earth-That-Was, America and China – with their loss of the Battle of Serenity Valley. The Alliance now govern the star system from the central “core planets”, all of which are very wealthy and technologically advanced. However, the outlying planets are further from Alliance control, allowing a certain amount of less-than-legal activity to go on under the radar. Settlers and refugees from the Unification War have more freedom here, but lack the exotic facilities of those at the Core. In addition, they are much higher risk for Reaver attack; a cannibalistic group of humans who have become savage after journeying too far to the edge of space and seeing nothing but black abyss.
It is in these fringe skies that The Lassiter flies. An old Bernard-Class Search and Rescue Vessel, it was bought as junk by Captain Meredith Powell when she escaped from the central planets after losing in the war. A dedicated “Browncoat”, she wanted to continue living outside Alliance control, even if that meant occasionally (more often than she would like, if being honest with herself) acting outside the law. She and her crew fly between planets, occasionally journeying to the core to help those in power who want to do some ‘discrete business’, often smuggling cargo or delivering packages they don’t ask questions about. They do also offer to carry passengers between planets on a ‘no questions’ basis.
This RP is based in the universe of Firefly/Serenity, but will focus on the original crew of a different ship. They can be Browncoats/Independents, Alliance supporters (though expect them to have a certain dislike from the captain!), or neutral people who just want to get by. We will be advanced, meaning good spelling and grammar, post lengths of a few paragraphs with description and dialogue, and plenty of plot/character development as we go! The parts we need are below;
Captain; taken, kezzaroo
First Mate; taken, Ozymandias
Mechanic; taken, LoneSilverWolf
Pilot; taken, Iatros
Medical; taken, iByaah
Companion; (optional, for more info on this character please PM) free
Other (Security); takenMST3K 4ever
If you're interested on hearing more about the plot/idea/characters, please PM me!