THIS UNIVERSE IS STILL EXPANDING!
This IC is up but the universe is far from finished! Expect worlds, species and more factions as the story expands!
The IC: http://roleplayerguild.com/showthrea...3917-Fire-Fall
This RP Will follow the crew on a single star ship as they engage in ground and space combat on both small and large scales. This RP will have MATURE themes so please bare that in mind.
The only limits at present are no A.I exist, cyborgs are fine so long as they look ok (no zombies with metal hands please). You may not God-Mod unless strictly permitted by me for story reasons only. Allow people to post! 1 or 2 posts a go is enough then wait for the others otherwise they are faced with a wall of text.
This may change as time goes on so bare that in mind!
Earth is in chaos. Countries and global industries struggle to form themselves as the first dominant Human presence in the known galaxy while waging private wars across colonies and upon Earth herself. All the while the signs of a new race are beginning to surface in the far quadrants of unknown space. You serve under a newly formed unit for the G.M.I (Galactic Market Initiative) as a peacekeeper. A division formed from hand picked members of different businesses and races who have shown initiative for the work they do.
Will you excel or be dropped from the program? These questions will be answered all in good time as you enforce martial law where need be for this private army. Remember you enforce the unions law, regardless of the morality you feel.
People of Interest
Name: The Advisor
Age: Unknown (appears 36)
Bio: The Advisor is the one who orchestrated the crews recruitment. He pulls the strings for the Administrator with no questions asked. He is stronger and faster than most humans with only minor cybernetic enhancements that do not even show (both on his person and on cybernetic designs). Where this inhuman strength and speed comes from is unknown. All that is known is that if you fail to meet expectations, he will certainly be dealing with you.
Doctor Mo Lin
Doctor Lin was a man obsessed with his work. With a vast understanding of xeno-biology and extensive research done on Hives across different systems. After long years of study on Hive genetics he was close to a breakthrough when he seemingly vanished from records. His disappearance has always been a mystery but the repeated payments to his family back on Earth have held firm the belief he is still alive and working.
Doctor Robert Hyde
Doctor Hyde is a man with little to his name. With no family left alive to speak of his work became his one obsession. An expert in the field of genetics and neural biology. He has written theories on V.I concepts based on the 'photocopy' idea of simply scanning a human brain and using it as a template for artificial intelligence. His work came to an end when his federal funding ran dry and he had little to show for the several years he spent studying the concept. In the end all he helped develop were advanced targeting systems for the military now in use today. His last contact was with G.M.I contractors for their department of gene therapy before clearing his apartment and vanishing from records.
GALACTIC MARKET INITIATIVE
The G.M.I Have a fresh look on the universe. Formed out of the three largest businesses on Earth they have begun buying control over multiple countries and fund many of the new colonies for humanity. Due to the political instability they have twisted the law to the point of obscurity with the formation of the new private army they now field.
It is unclear what they truly seek, all that is known is they will remove anything that threatens their power whether it be legal or otherwise.
This rag-tag army of human and alien forces is what was meant to represent the next stage of cultural unity. Instead it has become a poorly outfitted force of soldiers and ships that diminish each year due to redundancies and drop outs. Some honest political powers attempt to maintain it but they are failing drastically. The Federals have apparently become nothing more than a drain on many species finances.
Regardless when small wars appear between races they are still expected to bring peace swiftly. though this has become a less than accurate concept. More times then not they are simply given bad publicity and accused of warmongering. So much for a unified galaxy...
Regal Corporation is a shipyard and military contracted vehicle Production Company. They produce simple supply trucks to mainstream assault frigates. A human/Jela business that came to power during the early expansionist movement from Earth, Regal has become a vast and highly respected business with ties to all home worlds. The only system they do not build for the ships are the actual weapons, as this contract went to another company entirely.
Rock Shaper Company
A Tah’Thrician weapons company and builder contractor. A strange mix by any means with an odd name that was derived from one of their cultures many belief systems. Many of their products involve heavy weaponry and is known to supply the Federal fleet with their heavy weapons and ordinance. They also have a small department for mobile construction, specialising in tunnel work and bunker design.
Knarn Design Solutions
An Ahara multi talent business. KDS is a large distributor for many items, mainly medicinal, with strong contracts to many private firms for their lightweight armour designs and long range rifles. Their primary business is, strangely enough, agriculture with their medical firm using much of their supply to produce high grade painkillers and other products.
New World Enterprise
A human Business that expertise lie with construction. They are a new business but their cheaper housing designs are leading in the markets with growing attention from other companies such as the G.M.I causing some friction between old rivals and new.
The Alam Foundation is a Jela industry. It not only supplies drive cores, machine parts and construction equipment but happens to oversee over nearly all Jela business on their homeworld. With nearly 1,000,000 researchers within their studies division they have small firms across the known galaxy. Any and every species may seek employment but due to their shy nature the homeworld firm is dominated by the Jela themselves. They are a multi-design business for everything you need with their only main rival being the G.M.I who have a similar concept for expansion. The only difference being the Alam Foundation does not expand, it simply works for the sake of advancement. If it does not yet exist, they will work tirelessly to create it.
Raiders are exactly what they sound like. They raid, they pirate and they traffic everything that turns a profit. Though many organisations exist, the Dead Worlds, the Black Rock Syndicate, the Devil Flares, the Void Bringers and so on, the most noted is the group simply called 'The Shadows'. This group are dangerous beyond all the others and form the royal family in the underworld.
The Shadows work in exactly the way it sounds. They do not surface, they do not appear or fight fair. They hide, they deceive and they lie through the teeth. If they want you dead, you die. If you owe them money you pay. Most of all if you upset them no one will ever find your body...
Reptillian warrior class species. These creatures come in an oddly feudal society. They are bred for their purpose with those breaking these traditions being executed or enslaved for the “hunting Games” where lesser Tah’Thricians will be hunted by their betters in hopes to regain their honour in death.
To humans they resemble almost humanoid dragons with thick scales and backwords hinged legs giving them a more dinosaur look. With a thick, short tail that varies in length from less than a meter to almost 3 (the longer the more alluring to their kind). They do not sweat, They only eat meat, they work alone and they are drawn to primal actions of combat and breeding. Marriage is not the right word for these people, it is more a breeding bond where you submit to the male after a brutal fight. If the female wins the male must be killed for his weakness, if the male wins the female submits herself to bare his offspring (usually 2 to 3 per birthing).
The Ahara are a strange race. They come with many cousins of their species, each unique. This was once thought strange until the diversity of humans was considered. These animal like beings exist in a shockingly stable culture that holds a single alpha as their ‘ruler’ of entire clans. These rulers unite to form a senate of sorts. The bizarre thing about this is how contradictory it is considering their wide range of different breeds as it were.
Resembling animals from Earth such as wolves and cats, these people are one of the most versatile in the known quadrants of space. The only species to have colonised only a half dozen worlds in the few centuries they have had knowledge of space travel. Their home world is much like earth and is highly prized by their kind. Many refuse to leave the mother world, those that do have strange desires to one day return.
Humans are one of the most impatient, unrelenting, scheming and blood thirsty races known to exist. They are also some of the kindest people you will meet all at the same time. The conflicting governments and distrusting world orders means they rarely work together less a great threat unites them to act as one great sword against such a foe. Without this foe many forces under many banners of humanity seek out the destruction of one another. Civil war is not a term they use, it is simply referred to as ‘managerial disputes’.
Humans have many colonial worlds but they tend to have more alien then human populations. Humanity still resides dominantly on Earth as they have only had FTL tech for approximately 100 years.
Hive (AKA Buggers) NPC race.
The Hive is a peculiar species. They spread like seeds in the cosmic wind, falling upon worlds and slowly growing beneath the surface. When the hive becomes strong enough to seak challenging prey they spread to the surface and begin harvesting the organic population as a food source for their lava. The insects have no exact shape or structure, apparently evolving to serve the needs of that particular hive. The one fascinating factor is no hives ever work together. When multiple hives encounter one another they will fight until one of these said hives are destroyed.
Seemingly immune to basic ballistic weapons, the Hide of this species being almost like Kevlar. Some warrior species have even been reported to shrug off energy based weapons. Small weak links in their hide is all that shows weakness for their toughest spawn. The queens however are surprisingly weak. Lacking any of this thick shell the others possess, when reached she is usually an easy kill if you can get past the warriors.
The Jela are a trade race by nature. They shy from conflict and find much interest in more technological pursuits. It was they who made first contact with Humanity. Wonders with numbers and able to work for 37 hours and sleep for only 4 they have remarkably long life spans of almost 150 years on average. They do not like to engage with other races unless they find it necessary or it indulges their curiosity.
With 4 lungs and the ability to see time at a slightly faster rate than humans by around 0.76 seconds, they also have an ability to learn many languages thanks to a multi-vocal system that basically means they can mimic unnatural noises (machinery and the likes).
Star Cruiser FIRE FALL
Manufacturer: Regal Corp.
Crew Compliment: 67. 7 Officers, 20 Private Sector military, 20 engineers, 5 medics, 6 pilots, 4 cooks.
Hanger: 4 Federal grade Gunships
Arsenal: 20 point defence Rail guns, 2 forward facing MAC cannons, 2 High Intensity forward Laser Cannons, 8 missile pods, jamming and advanced cyber warfare gear.
The Fire Fall is not listed on any government paperwork as a warship and, though armed for raiding, she is not outfitted for warfare. Able to make rapid jumps and boasting upgraded sub light drives for quick ambush and recon duties, Fire Fall is a sleek harassment frigate with a decent crew compliment for the duties she has been assigned with.
In a heavy fight she will lose, so it’s a good thing she is meant to outrun nearly any ship known on (and off) records. However if the Fire Fall were to make the first move she would have a good chance of crippling an enemy for boarding actions if the need were to arise.
Positions (You may have up to 2 characters for this. ASK FIRST!)
Commander: Andrew (Cayden Black)
Sub Commander: Gars (Azriell Black)
Weapons Officer: Ukobach tar' Buer (RangingWolf)
Security Chief: Milah Eir (Fabricant451)
Helmsman: Ana "Esneke" Anderson (PyrotheWolf)
Medical Officer: Ark (Blue Tempest)
Chief Engineer: Dr. Nora Seldon (Forsythe)
For those not yet assigned duties
If an Officer rank is taken do not despair, the ship has a crew compliment to allow players to be one of the same class!