COME TO BEAUTIFUL THAETA-6!
Tired of the busy life in the busy, crowded, polluted cities of Terra? Have you thought of becoming an intrepid colonist, settling the vast reaches of space? Don’t let the unknown scare you! Brought to you by J. P. Graham Transportation, Thaeta-6 is the newest frontier in Terran space. Three times larger than our homeworld, Thaeta-6 is filled with lush forests, deep oceans, a charming menagerie of its own native animals, and… we’ve saved the best for last, folks… the ruins of an ancient civilization. That’s right. Intelligent alien life forms once flourished on Thaeta-6! Will you help uncover more evidence about their way of life?
Whether you’re looking for adventure, riches, knowledge, or simply want to start a new, peaceful life in the quiet outer rim colonies, give J. P. Graham a call and tell the nice operator you want a FREE pass aboard the next shuttle to Thaeta-6!
In 473 AE, thirty-three years since the first colonists began building their cities on Thaeta-6, life has taken its own direction under the careful guidance of J. P. Graham Transportation. The next generation of colonists is now being born to the second, who have lived all their lives within the colonies. Eight well-known city-states spread across the planet’s surface serve as the hub for human life. Airships of all shapes and sizes fill the skies, heavy with trade cargo, ancient relics, and colonial drifters. An orbital space station watches from above, its slow-moving lights visible in the night sky.
The planet’s atmosphere is rich with carbon-dioxide, which because it’s heavier than air, poses an asphyxiation risk close to the ground. The city-states flourish under protective permaglass domes, sustained with oxygen generators that filter out carbon and create clean, breathable O2.
To help reduce the pollution that covers the distant world of Terra, much of the technology on Thaeta-6 is steampowered, though still quite advanced. The colonists on Thaeta have too grown very fond of the clockwork technology so different from the burning fuels back on Terra. J. P. Graham provides all of the needed materials for the construction of steampowered machines and vehicles.
Outside the cities though, human life still finds a way to thrive. Adventurers and scholars sweep the uninhabited corners of Thaeta, looking for relics from the fascinating alien civilization. Pirates and rebels, flying their own airships, have become a constant threat to them and other travelers.
And somewhere in between is us.
Our airship, Auberon, along with her captain Regina Shrike, is on the search to find these lost and forgotten relics - to sell for profit. Her ragtag crew comes from all over Thaeta, and one or two of us are even offworlders who came with their families from Terra. We’re all here for different reasons. Some for adventure, some for riches, some for knowledge, and some are running from our old lives. A life in the breathable open skies beats one trapped in the permaglass domes. We don’t exactly live within the law, but what J. P. Graham doesn’t know about us, won’t hurt us.
Advanced-level futuristic/steampunk setting. I will be co-GMing this RP with my good friend, Waxwing. Most of these ideas are hers. We’re still currently hammering out the details and backstory, but we have a rich plot crafted with open ends available for development by the players who join the story. The plot includes political intrigue, quiet oppression, humans with unusual abilities, questionable alliances, and desperate fugitives. We’re very open to new ideas being adopted into the setting, and we’d like this story to take on a very personal meaning for every writer involved.
So, how does that sound? Anyone interested? We'll be needing a co-pilot, a medic, an engineer, possibly a cook, and a navigator who knows the Thaetan landscape, perhaps a weapons specialist, and there are other positions available as well.