Space is both heaven and hell rolled into one. Everything you could possibly dream of is probably lying around somewhere in space. But nightmares are dreams too.
Space is silent, dark, and cold. It's vast and completely indifferent.
Humans attempted to colonize the Irene Star System, a star system with many, many habitable planets. Mankind colonized them all, creating cities and even creating genetically altered humans to inhabit them. The planets them selves were livable, but they were not hospitable. Many had extreme temperature, dangerous atmospheres, the list goes on. But man persisted, creating its settlements. Until they came.
Some say mankind had gone too far, that we had flown too high on the wings of Icarus. Perhaps mankind was made to stay on Earth, where we belong. And maybe there's some truth to that, after all, if we had stayed home, we wouldn't have awakened the necroids.
The necroids are a long list of alien organisms of sorts...though perhaps organism isn't the right term. They act similar to giant viruses...and they don't act like organisms. Organisms try to live, survive, and eat. Some necroids don't even have mouths, and exist only to infect people. They inject a host with a disease, the disease takes over their body, turning them into zombies. The zombie does its thing, while smaller necroids grow inside of their digestive track. Once the zombie is no longer useful, they vaporize their host and the necroids are released. Some of these monsters can crush tanks. Some can cross planets.
And so, Earth abandoned its colonies, forbidding them to ever return to Earth. But, there armies and the police of the colonies have banded together, and are now working to fight against them. One star ship, our star ship, the TWR Archangel, is about to begin its first mission. Will you join?
-Sapiens: Genetically pure, unaltered humans. Native to Earth. They excel in urban environments, though, this is because cities are made to service them. They are, however, found in significant number on all worlds, and usually assimilate into alien cultures. The highest human population can be found in Valhalla Station, a very large space station several times larger than today's New York City.
-Saurians: Scaly, red skinned reptiallian people. They live on planet Hephaestus, the closet planet to the star, and a very volcanic world, that gets up to 230 degrees at the equator at summer, but it's usually around 95 degrees during the daytime, and about 70 at night. Their culture is comparable to feudal China or Japan. It goes without saying that they use geothermal power.
-Aquatics: Blue skinned Zora like humanoids. They live on planet Xeria (the second planet), a world covered almost entirely with oceans. They can swim fast and breathe underwater. They live in a Greco-Roman type culture. They obtain electricity using
-Dryads: They look like humans, except they have pointed ears as well as moss, grass, or leaves for hair. They live on planet Chloria, the third planet. The planet is 40% vegetation.
-Jovians: Green skinned humanoids with antennas that live on planet Jovas, a gas giant. The gas giant has several 'islands' on it; floating platforms that are held up by magnetism. They have a very retro-futuristic culture.
-Iclins: Cyan skinned humanoids with frozen hair. They are designed to live on planet Hades, a cold, dark world at the far end of the Irene System.
-Hand-to-hand: Weapons that involve martial artistry. For example, boxing gloves, brass knuckles, and claws.
-Melee: Weapons that one swings at people. Swords, clubs, axes, knives, the list goes on.
-Energy Weapons: These are weapons that fire plasma and...energy. For example, lasers, arm cannons, flamethrowers, proton packs, plasma pistols, ect. People who use them are called 'zappers'. They're less powerful than conventional firearms, but they tend to cause effects onto an enemy that make them more vulnerable. These effects aren't as strong as psionic affects, but they have more range.
-Psionics: Through the use of nano-technology, mind scanning technology, and superconductors, people can use psionic abilities, similar to the force. This can do everything from telekinesis to mind control to ki blasts. They have less range than energy weapons, but the effects are stronger.
-Conventional Guns: Firearms that fire solid projectiles. They're pretty good for straight-up ranged combat
-Drones and vehicular weapons: They're pretty self-explanatory