It is a combined galaxy of Babylon 5 and Mass Effect (I'll need a Co-GM for this part) + maybe a few other settings that fit. It will be a Babylon 5 Earth, but all the ME races can be encountered, and so too can the Citadel. This set primarily set post the disappearance of the First Ones (they appear to have left), but things are most definitely not right what with the drakh plague sweeping across the Earth, the Excalibur searching across the galaxy for a cure. Earth is that desperate that another Excalibur is being built - in fact Garibaldi was being somewhat duplicitous, and pragmatic, when he said there were only two. But as he is fond of saying-
Another menace is beginning to reach across the galaxy, wholly mechanical in nature, but no one has yet survived any form of meeting. Planets have just gone dark, and all that remains is death, whole segments of the population have vanished, while others lay dead. No one is quite sure why some are taken and others are left to die. So far it is a mystery. All of the usual polities fear an attack from the unknown - and each other. So far the Interstellar Alliance holds, and it seems that between Delenn and Sheridan, both their combined knowledge and diplomacy are keeping things together. But cracks are forming.
Narn and Centauri argue amongst themselves. EarthForce are preparing for war, but lack personnel and resources resulting in a more than usual paranoia.
All-in-all it is a rather a mess.
Then the Gates were discovered, totally instantaneous superluminal travel to virtually anywhere in the galaxy. As one would expect of such a prize all the races squabbled over it, luckily it was a Ranger that found it, resulting in IA jurisdiction, something which helped calm the situation down, but only slightly. Before long another station was being built near it, but it was not just to control it, but this led to other complications - you could only journey to another gate - one that could be across the other side of galaxy.
It seems that Mr Garibaldi was ever the resourceful individual and managed to get some readings from the Gates allowing the reverse engineering of some of the surrounding shield, as such most ships now have shields, albeit not that powerful. Not long after a cure for the drakh plague was found, and humankind once again continued to expand and grow in numbers.
It was far faster than both hyperspace and quantum space. Yet still planets continue to go dark, becoming lifeless wastes. Some believe there is an errant First One race left behind - yet Sheridan flat out says they're wrong knowing the Lorien would not lie to him, yet even he suspects that while it is unlikely a First One, someone has likely got access to one of their WMD's and activated it, and it is on a course of destruction.
For this you can choose three ships-
1 x Carrier
1 x General Ship
1 x Battleship
In light of the power power nature of this it will limit the polities and factions available.
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