As Sarah walked onto the bridge of the 'Midnight Moon', a UNSC (United Nations Space Command) corvette, she felt lonely. She was a 'secret' spartan, one believed to have died during the Spartans' augmentation progress. What really happened was one of the Office of Naval Intelligence's subsections assigning her to deal with problems that were behind enemy lines. Because that Sarah was doing this for them, the ONI subsection allowed her to see the files of her family.
Looking around, Sarah noticed that nobody was on the bridge. This hadn't surprised her, because that she was supposed to receive a squad of well trained soldiers dropped off onto the ship. The only people on the Midnight Moon would be her and that squad, and it would be staying like that for a very long time, so she hoped that they were good at making friends. To the left of the command chair, a holopad lit up, and the ship's AI, Zariana, appeared. Zariana's hologram resembled a lady with long hair, wearing an ONI junior officer's uniform. "ONI has finally sent the squad's details." Zariana said, a tinge of irritation in her voice. "Would you like to view them?"
Sarah nodded, and her data pad flashed a few times as the files transferred. She sat down in the command chair, and read the files. As she read, she recognized one member of the squad. "Is that who I think it is?" Sarah asked. Zariana nodded. It was her younger brother, James. He didn't even know that she was still alive. Her flash clone that had replaced her had probably already died, just like the rest. Should she tell him? It might effect him, better to keep it secret. Even so, she got up and walked down to the hangar bay to wait for the squad to board.
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SpoilerFor those of you who play Halo, this will have some small references to the story line of the actual games, but will not interfere with John, Kelly, Fred or any of the other Spartans, nor will it conflict with anything major in the actual games, such as Installation 04 or The Ark.
Basically, there is a squad called 'Foxtrot 11' being assembled for 'behind enemy lines' work. The leader of the squad will be Sarah, a Spartan. I added her younger brother, James, just to add some tension to the role play. Don't think that the relationship between James and Sarah are going to be the main area of the role play, because it isn't. It's just there because it adds a few more options.
A few things that may be confusing:
SpoilerThe UNSC, United Nations Space Command, are the main human military force. They are in a two front battle, one fighting against a human rebellion, and the other against a large collection of species named the 'Covenant'. The UNSC have marines on the ground, and ships in the air. They are also responsible for security in important areas.
SpoilerThe name describes it's self. The Rebels despise the UNSC, and dislike their government. They are pirates, ex-military, even citizens. Their military consists of stolen ships, ships that they have attached weapons on and scrap and stolen guns. They often plant bombs in cities, and even have spies on UNSC ships.
SpoilerThe Covenant are a large collection of species that have been recruited into a giant military. They despise humans because they 'contaminate holy relics' left behind by the forerunners. They have superior technology to humans, and are known for glassing planets, causing devastating destruction. They usually never retreat, but there have been instances where they retreat to lure pursuers into a trap. They have ships with energy shielding, plasma cannons and other advanced tech.
Their military consists of a large rank caste. Grunts, small creatures that require methane to breathe, and Jackals, vulture like creatures that carry energy shields, serve as front line troops. Next up the ranks would be Hunters, who always travel in pairs. They are rarely seen, and carry fully body protection that is virtually indestructible. They have large fuel rod (explosive) cannons and large shields similar to medieval shields. The only way to kill them is to go for the orange area on their back, or use explosives. Most Covenant commanders have never seen a hunter pair lose a battle. The highest ranking alien which you would see in a battle would be an elite. Elites have full body energy shielding, and can carry a large variety of weapons.
There is three more covenant races that will be in this role play. Engineers, which are harmless but can fix almost anything they touch. Drones, which are insect-like creatures that can fix lesser things with the right tools. That, and they can also do well in battle, though they are rarely seen in battle. Last of all, there are Prophets. Prophets are the people who lead the Covenant, and there are always three Prophets that are basically the 'kings and queens'. They are usually guarded by the strongest of warriors, and have their own honor guard of elites.
SpoilerThe Spartans were children aged four, five and six that had special genetic features. They got trained for years and then augmented to make the perfect soldiers. Even then, they got a special suit of armor, called MJOLNIR. They were super soldiers.
The ship, Midnight Moon, is a UNSC corvette, and has been adjusted for Foxtrot 11's use.
Some of you will think that Sarah is a bit OP, but that is what a Spartan is. A Spartan is a super soldier.
Zariana can be put into Sarah's armor using an AI data chip, which is put into the back of the helmet. This makes Sarah's reaction time faster than it already is, and Zariana can support her by giving her tactical updates in the field.
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1. Do not Metagame. (If you do not know what Metagaming is, look it up.)
2. Do not Powergame. (If you do not know what Powergaming is, look it up.)
3. If your character goes into a dangerous situation, let them. It makes the role play interesting, and adds something to do.
4. Let me know before you do something that majorly effects the world, and let me confirm that you are allowed to do it, first.
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SpoilerName: Sarah Williams
Appearance: Long, straight brown hair and green eyes. Tall, often tries to keep a straight face, and often fails.
Personality: Generally a happy person, and enjoys partaking in conversations.
Rank* : Petty Officer
Skills (May have three skills): Commanding, Close Combat and Long Range Combat.
History/Backstory: In her past, before she was conscripted into the Spartan program, Sarah lived a happy life. She was a chatty person, and always had to care for her brother, James.
When she was six, she woke up on a ship with about seventy five other children aged four, five and six. They were heading to the planet 'Reach'. After days of what seemed to be just flying through slip space, they finally arrived and landed. All the children got an assigned drill instructor, and all got taken to a large room and sat down. A woman was standing on a stage, and she introduced herself as 'Dr Halsey'. She explained what was happening, that they would never see their family again. She explained that they were going to become soldiers, become the best of the best, and that the training would be very hard. After the talk, they got sent to barracks and put to bed.
For Sarah, the training was quite hard. She sometimes caused a bit of a problem, but always got out of it. She was pretty good when she led a team, and was quite good at combat.
Immediately after augmentation, she was taken away from the other Spartans secretly, so they all thought that she was dead. She started doing work for a subsection of ONI, and got shipped MJOLNIR armor. That's when the subsection decided to send Sarah behind enemy lines. They gave her the cruiser 'Midnight Moon' and the AI 'Zariana'. She has yet to receive her squad.
SpoilerName: James Williams
Appearance: Short, brown hair, blue eyes and medium size.
Personality: Generally happy, but prefers to listen to conversations rather than partake in them.
Rank* : Private
Skills (May have three skills): Piloting, Close Combat and Tech/Technology.
History/Backstory: At a young age, James was upset when his 'sister' died. His sister had cared for him, and he felt like nothing without her. He chose to register for the UNSC to stop people dying, and to be what he had always wanted to be. A soldier.
James was put through many simulators during training, and tried his best on most of them. He wasn't very good with a sniper rifle, or at long range training, though at close range he excelled. He was good at tech training, too. In the piloting simulator, however, he stunned the instructors. They threw many tests at him, but he managed to get round them all.
After training, James got assigned to duty fighting rebels. One day, though, his commanding officer told him to come to his office. Once there, his CO told him that he was being re-assigned. When James asked where, the CO didn't know. James got escorted out and put onto a pelican dropship, where he sat wondering where he was getting taken to.
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* Your rank can be either a private, private first class or a corporal.Code:Name: Age: Gender: Appearance: Personality: Rank* : Skills (May have three skills): History/Backstory: Anything Else?:
Sarah will be the only Spartan in the squad.
In the above, I stated that the Rebels have spies on UNSC ships. You may not be a spy.
Some final notes:
Slip space is where the ship goes into hyper speed to get between systems.
In your backstory, you have to somehow get taken to Midnight Moon. For example, if you read the last paragraph of one of my characters, James, you will find that he gets taken on a pelican dropship to his new station, which will be Foxtrot 11.
Zariana will be one of my characters, meaning that you may not control her. James and Sarah are also my characters.
A small fact, I got the idea of this from two halo books. One of them, Halo: The Cole Protocol, where Spartan Grey team is behind enemy lines, and the other, all of the books from the Halo: Kilo Five trilogy, where Kilo Five is a small team with a Spartan in it, and they also do some slight 'behind enemy lines' work.
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Only me, datadogie, for now.
Cry of the Celt
SpoilerName: Tom Walker
Personality: Disciplined, Doesn't like bs, fearless.
Skills: Stealth, Close combat, Tactician.
History/Backstory: Always bullied when he was young. This is what hardened him throughout his school years and instead of starting to cry in his moms lap, he fought his bullies time after time until he hurt them so bad they stopped bullying him. When he finished high school he went to the military school because he wanted to fight for the human race, after a couple of years he was recruited by the army and got thrown straight into war where it was a shithole once again. But his sergeant quickly noticed that he was having a hard time and started to train him into a fearless soldier learning Tom every skill he knew and this didn't stay unnoticed, he got recruited for the ODST's and performed several missions also containing stealth missions. He became one of the best of his squad and now got sent onto a new mission with a new crew not knowing what to expect.
SpoilerName: Ren Prewa
Appearance: Short Bleached white hair, Face marked by shrapnel scars, mischievous glint in his eyes, knife scar -not healed neatly- over left eye, normally wears combat fatigues or his personalized armor.
Personality: Arrogant and efficient, not known much of civilian life, very militarized.
Rank* : Private First Class - Dropped from Corporal twice.
Skills (May have three skills): Asymmetrical Warfare Expert, Hand-to-Hand Specialist, Electronic Warfare Specialist
History/Backstory: His parents were killed by rebels, as soon as he was old enough he joined the local militia force fighting the rebels, after years of combat he joined the UNSC Marines in the huge recruitment wave caused by the invasion of the Covenant, during Basic Training he was slated for ODST training, In the ODST he excelled, after a few drops against rebels he was deployed against the Covenant, his unit suffered huge casualties (98%) and was scrapped, the surviving ODST split into other units, Ren was grabbed by a black ops group and spent a few years passing between various black ops and prototype programs, he saw more combat against the Covenant and Rebels, even the UNSC.
Anything Else?: His armor is a prototype version of the Spartan Powered Armor, much more lightly armored it excels at quick movement and agility.
(I'd like him to have some sort of AI fragment or prototype to augment his combat abilities (somewhat like the freelancers in Red vs Blue))
SpoilerName: Artyom Romanov
Appearance:short brown hair, green eyes. somewhat tall.
Personality: to be roleplayed
Skills:long range combat, recon, CQC
History/Backstory: artyom grew up on reach, where his father taught him everything he would need to be a good soldier. one skill he used often is CQC,something that helped him fight off all the bullies at school. eventually, he was sent to a military academy and later officially joined the UNSC marines.during his training, he discovered an exceptional skill for sniping and recon. after many missions his skills as a sniper got him to corporal and he was given ODST training, being deployed to fight covenant on multiple planets. he has now been stationed on the Midnight moon, having been told it was for a special operation, and is on a pelican that was to pick up another soldier before heading to the ship.
Anything Else?:he has a special rifle with ten marks in the stock, showing how many elite commanders he has killed.
None, and I hope it will stay that way.
Link to the IC: http://roleplayerguild.com/showthrea...80#post9940880