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The Deep Blue (Reboot; OOC)

Postby Cylarn » Tue Dec 08, 2015 2:45 pm

The Deep Blue
Tension Below the Waves

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The first time I saw Eden was from the inside of an Ahab, dropping down from the sky from the dropship into the abyss below. Not a lot of lights back then, unless you count the flourescent lights on the bodies of the massive Leviathans as they snaked around, or the lights of the DSVs and Ahabs. I was the first person to set foot in Zhao, the first to fire a shot against the massive sea monster that sped towards me. Before the entire ridge was lit up by the underwater city of Eden, it was lit up by the lights of Ahabs and the body lights of the Leviathans, as we waged war against nightmares. It was sudden death down there; your vehicle or mech gets a hole punched in it at 2,500 feet, you're dead from the pressure. That's how the Leviathans killed most of our guys, by just tearing holes in the armor. We tore them apart with our chain guns, our rockets, our rip-saws. 250,000 lives, and this is what we got. It's been 17 years since I showed up here, and I'm still here.

Imagine New York City at the bottom of the ocean. An underwater city, with tall, monolithic buildings, domes with their own atmospheres, snaking air tunnels for foot travel, trains and subways, underwater taxis. You've got the mining companies on one edge of the colony, drilling down into the seabed and discovering not only profitable minerals, but also new life. Carltonium makes the corporations rich, and is what keeps the starships moving throughout the galaxy. Many people make their living with the mining corporations, but others also choose to work in research corporations. Hell, the ultimate cure for cancer was found here in the waters of Valdez, ultimate because terminal cancer couldn't even stand a chance against this super-cure. Every time my boys and girls and I kill a Leviathan, it ends up in a lab, so they can cut it up and study it.

And the people here. City people never change, even when you surround them with 2,500 feet of water. No one acts as though anything is special as they commute through the air tunnels, as alien fish swim around them, as only some reinforced glass and metal protects them from a horrible death. In the clubs, people get drunk and frolic as they would if they were above-ground. Doesn't matter if you're richer than hell, or poorer than a pile of shit; life is life, no matter how deep down you are.


Colonel Ray Crane
North American Federation Marine Corps/Eden Defense Contingent


Within the span of a century, human exploration has achieved major milestones, with the invention of Faster-Than-Light technology for space ships, enabling space-faring vessels to venture out through the depths of space in a relatively short amount of time. Beyond our system are wonderful, unique planets, some devoid of organic life and others simply teeming with life. From lush jungles and sprawling oceans, to arid deserts and lifeless volcanic hellholes, the planets beyond our solar system are simply marvelous. Creatures of all shapes and sizes have been discovered by the human explorers, operating under the banners of the various governmental agencies that now comprise the nations of the Earth, such as the North American Federation, the European Union, and the Commonwealth of Independent States. The nations of the world may have united under their own banners, but it's but another step in the crucible that is global politics. The organizations - many of whom acting at the behest of industrialists - have polluted Space with massive space ships and space stations, and flooded newly-found planets with colonies, aimed at exploiting the resources of those planets, so far devoid of any intelligent life besides that from Earth.

One such planet was known as Valdez, named for the infamous oil tanker that caused one of the biggest ecological disasters in history. Valdez was a bit smaller than Earth, and while 75% of Earth is dominated by oceans, 99% of Valdez is dominated by a massive ocean, known as the Norton Ocean, aptly named after one of the planet's founders. There is a sparse amount of land, though it is devoid of anything of importance and is constantly battered by constant storms that tend to flood the landmasses. Beneath the waves is the Deep Blue.

The water was deep, reaching down miles below in its deepest trenches. While life on the land was nonexistent, life flourished. At the surface, zooplankton and other microscopic organisms thrived along with scores of exotic fish, from shark-like predators to schools of large fish. However, what really defined Valdez were the Leviathans; a catch-all term for the massive sea creatures that dominated the Norton. The Leviathans were almost a turn-off for corporations looking to make bank with the rich mineral beds on the seabed, as well as with the exotic sealife. However, the humans decided to fight the native life of Valdez; the banners of the world united under that of the United Nations, and vowed to stake their claim on Valdez. Above and below the waves, the humans fought, utilizing combat DSVs, air-dropped depth charges, divers in hardsuits, and the newly-created "Ahab" MCPs (Mechanized Combat Platform). Despite having technology on their side, the UNEFV (United Nations Expeditionary Force - Valdez) paid for Valdez with the blood of 250,000 men and women, who gave their lives to clear the Leviathans from their hold on the Zhao Ridge, a massive mid-ocean ridge reaching a depth of 2,500 feet. Zhao Ridge would soon become home to the first permanent human settlement on Valdez - Eden.

The campaign to take Zhao lasted from 2135 to 2141, with the establishment of Eden. The year is currently 2152, 11 years after the campaign ended. In only 11 years, the United Colony of Eden - named due to the fact that no single power claimed dominance over the colony - has become a metropolis of over 5 million people. The main sectors of income for the colony are in the way of undersea research, deep-sea mining and drilling, and fishing, while defense, tourism, and government make up the other part of the economy. The day-to-day affairs of Eden are handled by the "Colonial Council;" a council comprised of representatives from each major power, with a single chairman elected to oversee the Council, along with a Cabinet. The Eden Defense Committee, consisting of the Defense Contingent (multi-national military force tasked with protecting Eden from external threats) and the Public Safety Contingent (paramilitary law enforcement force responsible for maintaining public safety). On the outside, life is good in Eden and the money keeps flowing. However, the city has its dark spots.

Tensions are brewing in Eden. A movement denoting Eden's sovereignty - the "Deep Blue" - has risen as the dominant political organization opposing the continued administration of Eden by the Powers, instead favoring a committee democratically-elected by the citizens. The organization is of a grassroots variety, with most of their activities involving passionate speeches about sovereignty in Colonial Hall and protests against the alleged brutality of the "Colonial Cooperation Bureau," a shadowy intelligence agency whose existence is not officially recognized by the Colonial Council. In the working-class districts, small youth gangs have begun to appear on the scene, running Eden's black market for the poorer half of the colony. In terms of organized crime, the Yakuza, Bratva, and American Mafia operate cells in Eden, controlling the black market for the upper classes as well as providing low-key muscle for when the corporations decide not to trust their private security forces or the authorities with sensitive operations. Some believe that the internal power struggle will become much more violent, but one should not discount the external pressures.

Operation Trident did not succeed in removing all of the Leviathans and other critters from Valdez; the goal was simply to clear out Zhao first. The Leviathans still roam the area, posing a serious hazard to the colony that adds a layer of danger to the otherwise attractive lifestyle of Eden. For the men and women of the DC, Leviathans are their sworn enemy. When the Leviathans come lurking around Zhao, the DSVs and Ahabs come out to play. If it isn't the Leviathans looking for a quick meal, it's the environment. Earthquakes and storms are just as destructive as a Leviathan; compromising the integrity of any part of the colony could potentially cause flooding and other issues. The human errors are also there; you've got electrical fires, fuck-ups with the oxygen supply, and so many more. Life under the waves is no picnic; you have to not only be ready for any incident, but possess the capacity to remain level-headed and do what has to be done even under the worst circumstances. 11 years of Eden is no small feat.

Your story is the story of Eden.

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Being a large place, Eden will need a significant amount of world-building, from listing the various factions, gangs, and other organizations active in the colony, to explaining the unique cultural factors of the settlement. If you're interested, your help will be greatly appreciated! The more contributions that the world-building receives, the more unique this RP shall be! Keep in mind that this RP is a character RP.
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Eden: No Equivalent
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The Defense Contingent is the primary external security apparatus of the Authority, charged with the defense of the entire colony. Their duties include but are not limited to: defending Eden from Leviathan and Renegade assaults, and evaluating the resilience of the colony's defense systems, ensuring that they are up to par. The DC, a division-sized force, draws its numbers from the military forces of the powers, and they have access to veterans from UNEFV. The DC utilizes a combination of Ahab Mech battalions, DSV battalions, weapons systems units, and supporting units. The DC is primarily neutral towards the political situation in Eden, and the average citizen idolizes the DC for its vigilance in protecting Eden.

The Public Safety Contingent is the primary public safety apparatus of Eden, operating with two components: Law Enforcement and Incident Response, allowing for the PSC to not only handle law enforcement duties such as security patrols and criminal investigations, but also other emergencies that may arise, such as fires, floods, and HAZMAT incidents. The PSC operates with 20,000 men, split between LE and IR. The average citizen respects the PSC for its duties, though reports of corruption within the department are not unheard of.

The Colonial Governmental Security Contingent is a small, but well-trained force responsible for maintaining security for council members, other Authority officials, and Authority structures. The force of 2,000 agents are noted for their strong sense of bearing and discipline, steadfast and loyal in their allegience to the Authority, and most members have served with the investigative and/or combat arms elements of the PSC.

The Colonial Cooperation Bureau is an organization unofficially affiliated with the Colonial Authority, its existence not yet confirmed by the Authority. It functions as the secret police force of the Authority, conducting operations including but not limited to: intelligence-gathering on dissident groups, high-level internal affairs issues within the other components of the Authority, carrying out clandestine direct action operations against those designated as terrorists by the Authority, and interrogations of high-value detainees. It is alleged that the CCB draws its numbers from the ranks of the intelligence services utilized by the Powers. To the common Eden colonist, the CCB is viewed akin to the Bogeyman: menacing, shadowy, though nothing more than speculation made by dissident groups, which allege that the CCB is the Authority's tool in maintaining the status quo. The Authority affirms that the CCB is nothing more than a ghost story, conjured up by dissident groups to further their agendas.
Since the mid-21st Century, the world has been divided by different regional governments, formed through a number of international agreements and token wars. The United Nations is still going strong, and thanks to some diplomats getting their heads out of their asses, the UN is actually somewhat competent, at least to a point. The various regional governments are referred to as the "Powers," and they have wasted no time in re-igniting the Space Race, after NASA and the ESA unveiled the world's first FTL drive in 2069, on the Centennial of Apollo 11. Since then, many planets both inside and outside of the solar system have been discovered and colonized.

North American Federation: Created in 2051, the NAF has united Canada, the United States, and Mexico.

European Union: Arguably the oldest regional government on Earth, the EU now counts all of Europe within its grasp, excluding Russia.

Commonwealth of Independent States: The regional government representing former Soviet republics, dominated by the Russians. The only exceptions are nations west of Russian's western border, such as Ukraine and Georgia.

Union of Arab States: A conglomerate of nations in the Middle East, excluding Israel. Since the 2020s, the member-nations have largely given up on contending with Israel, and a large wave of secularism has swept the area following the Iran-American War and the Kurdish Revolutions in Iraq, Turkey, and Syria, back in the 21st Century.

United Republics of Southern Africa:

North African Alliance:

Organization of Southern American States:

Caribbean States of Cooperation:

South Asian Peace and Unity Alliance:

Pan-Asian Union:
The Deep Blue Front is a political organization formed in recent years, promoting Eden's sovereignty from Earth's control. Founded 5 years ago, the DPF opposes what they believe to be the blatant disregard of the rights of the people by those in charge.
The Preservation Group (previously known as the "Turnbull Firm") was founded in 2,144 by Dr. Abraham Turnbull, one of the most prominent scientists of the modern world. The organization strives for the protection/conservation of Valdez's natural environment and wildlife -- particularly the Leviathans. They wholeheartedly oppose corporate drilling and excavation of the planet's resources, instead pushing for a legal establishment of oceanic bioreserves. The Preservation Group is technically a nonprofit trust, but it is rumored to draw massive liquidity from "questionable" sources. A common conspiracy surrounding the Preservation Group is their extensive hindrance of Eden's drilling operations. Dr. Turnbull is said to control a confidential mercenary agency that he utilizes to sabotage colonial excavation. True or not, he is considered an extremely powerful man with equally powerful connections. (Credit to Rudaslavia)

Church of Leviathanology, is an self proclaimed religion that was founded some time shortly after the establishment of Eden. But much to their insistence, they are indeed very well a cult. That preaches that they want humankind to be at peace with the "Holy" Leviathans, and to worship and cherish them as the "True Godly Keepers of this House of Gods." And that mankind has been proven unworthy by comparison to these watery "celestial" beings, and must make amends with them through a "Great Bargain" of presumably love and understanding. The reality is much more sinister and suspicious. The top clergymen are mostly made up of business men in fancy blue robs, that had made the cult in order to exploit the poor and desperate in Eden, and using a wide variety of malicious underhanded tactics to keep a hold of those who unwillingly fell for it, and make as much profit off them as possible. (Credit to Chedastan)

The Renegades are primarily thought of as a ghost story, told by parents to keep their adolescent children from taking a DSV or a pressure suit out past Eden to go explore. There are many different stories explaining the origins of the Renegades, but the most common story describes how a detachment of UN DSVs was separated from the main force during the war, and proceeded to get lost in the Norton. No one really explains how they've survived all this time, but everyone alleges that being lost under the waves and constantly assaulted by the Leviathans drove the detachment to madness, and they took to raiding DSVs and outposts outside of the colony's grasp. The Renegades are portrayed as cannibalistic raiders who have forgotten their native languages, instead developing their own language. The Authority has not officially recognized their existence.

The Paszek Bros. is arguably one of the oldest organized crime rings in Eden. The organization stems from an infamous Polish crime syndicate back on Earth, and the Paszecks currently dominate the cocaine market in Eden, drawing in the discontent of the Yakuza, Bratva, and America Mafia. While their main business involving the smuggling of drugs such as cocaine, meth, and heroin, the Paszeks are also broadening their horizons and reaching into the risky business of arms smuggling, much to the chagrin of the PSC and of their criminal rivals. (Credit to Mesrane)

The Challenger Front is a loose organisation of a variety of concerns, including small mining corporations, religious nutcases, eco-warriors, communists and anarchists. Originally formed in 2142 by several small mining companies and entrepreneurs, with the aim of using their combined assets to secure mineral rights on Valdez, their failure led to the Challenger Group moving from securing ownership for themselves to denying it to others. Needless to say, this wide variety of conflicting aims makes the Front an extremely dysfunctional group that would normally not have joined together, except for the fact that individually each group is far too weak to achieve their goals, but by using their combined strength they have a slight chance of success. All the groups are all planning to betray one another as soon as success seems likely, and the Front might not even last that long as the chance of success is constantly decreasing. (Credit to Lunas Legion)
2133 - Valdez is discovered outside the Solar System, by NASA and ESA spacecraft. Monitoring of the planet begins.

2135 - Exploration of the Norton Ocean ends with failure when a NASA exploration station on the Zhao Ridge is destroyed by creatures that would soon become known as "Leviathans." Earth forces launch an offensive against the Leviathans, aimed at removing the Leviathan population from the Zhao. Construction of superweapon "Gabriel" is commenced, in secret.

2140 - Death toll of Operation Trident reaches 230,000. Governmental agencies and corporations back on Earth complete Gabriel, but face political obstacles that impede its deployment.

2141 - Eden Constitution is debated in Bir Tawil. Egypt and Sudan begin border conflict that impedes negotiations. The United Nations Stability Mission - Bir Tawil (UNSMBT) is commenced. Military threats from major powers cause the border conflict to subside, with the Treaty of Cairo. Eden Constitution is signed and ratified. Death toll reaches 240,000.

2142 - Gabriel is deployed, clearing out the Leviathans from Zhao. Death toll has reached 250,000. Construction on Eden begins, incorporating existing military establishments into the city. Eden Colonial Authority is established, and first Colonial Council session is held at Fort Farragut, the first military structure to be established in the Zhao. Styx Station enters Valdez' orbit, serving as the main hub connecting Eden to the rest of the galaxy.

2144 - Air tunnels are constructed to link the various structures together, as the colony begins to expand. Drilling operations begin to commence. Construction begins on the monorail and subway systems.

2146 - Kaufman Dome is constructed, serving as the largest public entertainment and retail area in Eden. Stanford Detention Facility is also opened, serving as the colony's main detention facility. Carltonium surpasses seafood as Eden's #1 export. Mysterious disappearances of surveying DSVs and divers on the edges of the Zhao are attributed to Leviathans, though rumors of the "Renegades:" demented raiders who have lost all sense of their humanity, have just begun to surface.

2147 - Council Chairman Milton Rego is assaulted in an air tunnel while walking home alone from Colonial Hall in the late evening. PSC Criminal Investigations cannot pinpoint a culprit in the assault, but evidence found in Chairman Rego's briefcase alludes to an extramarital affair sponsored with colonial funds. The Colonial Council and the Plebiscite vote overwhelmingly to impeach him and promptly remove him from office, while opponents of the decision allege that Chairman Rego was framed by political opponents in light of his anti-corporate agenda. Following Chairman Rego's suicide and outrage against the PSC for allowing the assault, the PSC's Political Protection Detail is disbanded, replaced with the Colonial Governmental Security Contingent. Chairman Rego became the first Council Chairman to be impeached by the Authority.

(Credit to Great Confederacy of Commonwealth States for his assistance)
There are four main bodies of government: the Plebiscite, the Colonial Council, the Colonial Judiciary, and the Eden Defense Committee. These 4 components comprise the Colonial Authority, along with the departments that handle specific facets of the government. All four bodies conduct their business within Colonial Hall, the main legislative building in Eden.

The Colonial Council is comprised of 11 members, with 1 representative representing one of each power that had a hand in establishing the colony, as well as one Chairman elected by the United Nations who holds power over the Authority. The Council represents the interests of their respective powers in the Authority, and they work with the Plebiscite to propose and ratify legislation within the colony. The Council operates using a modified parliamentary system, in that while the Chairman is elected and appointed by the United Nations, the Chairman ultimately derives his/her power from the Council, and they are free to impeach or recall the Chairman if they are not satisfied with his/her competence in their role. The Chairman works alongside the Council, and has their own Cabinet of experts to assist in proposing legislation. The title of a member of the Council is "Councillor."

The Plebiscite is the 11-person counterpart of the Colonial Council that officially represents the voice of the colonists in the legislative process, working alongside the Council in drafting and passing legislation. While their official responsibility is to represent the needs of the populace in the Authority, the reality is that while they are a democratic body, they are more or less a mouthpiece of the corporations. Loose campaign finance laws and relaxed lobbying restrictions ensure that rather than relying on the vote of the people, they rely on the corporations buying the election. Many opponents of the Authority contend that the Plebiscite is a corrupt body, and that its job at protecting the rights of the people is lackluster at best. The title of a member of the Plebiscite is "Representative." The head of the Plebiscite is referred to as the "Chief Representative," and they are elected by a simple majority within the Plebiscite.

The Colonial Judiciary is the supreme legal authority of the colony, responsible for upholding and defining the Eden Constitution in constitutional law court cases requesting clarity from the Judiciary. There are a total of 9 Justicars within the Judiciary, to eliminate the possibility of a tie in the process of reaching a decision. Justicars are nominated by the Chairman, and elected by the Plebiscite.

The Eden Defense Committee is the final arm of the government, its chief responsibility being to advise the Authority on matters of colonial defense. The Committee operates similar to the NAF's Joint Chiefs of Staff, being that the commanders of the DC and the PSC are represented, along with a plethora of officers appointed to the committee by the Contingent Commanders. The Committee Chairman is the Cabinet Secretary of Defense and Public Safety.

(Credit to Great Confederacy of Commonwealth States for his assistance)
Eden's culture is a hodge-podge of many different cultures from Earth, given that it was colonized by the Powers, rather than by a single entity. English is the dominant language, spoken in both professional and informal environments since most (if not all) colonists have at least learned English as a second language, though other languages are also very common, especially in the neighborhoods with a concentration of a certain nationality having taken up residents. Most advertisements, warnings, and signs are written in multiple languages. Pretty much every governmental agency and corporation utilizes English in their operations.

As a multicultural settlement, Eden is host to a diverse array of religious establishments. Regardless, colonial sociologists have observed a rapid decrease in religious enthusiasm since the discovery of Faster-Than-Light technology. The majority of Eden's citizens claim atheistic or agnostic beliefs. A 2151 census on religious affiliation in Valdez is listed below:

No religion: 60.78%
Christianity: 28.7%
Judaism: 3.46%
Islam: 4.01%
Leviathanology: .02%
Other religions: 3.03%

Gun control is a subject of debate in Eden. Under the Constitution, ownership of a firearm is heavily regulated. In order to acquire a permit to own a firearm as a civilian, one must undergo a rigorous process, including but not limited to: background checks, psychological exams, oral interviews with the PSC, and firearm safety courses. Legal and illegal firearms are hard to obtain in Eden if you aren't rich or employed by the EDC, the organization of which the DC and the PSC are beholden to. As such, most street gangs and criminal elements are adept at close-quarters combat, conserving their meager collection of firearms and their even more meager supply of ammunition for those situations in which a firearm is badly needed.

Intoxicants are everywhere. 21st Century legislation worldwide has legalized marijuana, and thus it is one of the most common intoxicants for all classes, next to alcohol. For just 4 credits, you can buy a pack of marijuana cigarettes from popular brands such as Marlboro, Camel, Newport, and in a variety of flavors. More harmful drugs such as meth, cocaine, acid, heroin, and PCP are also abound, usually brought in by smuggling rings and distributed by street gangs and syndicates, though such drugs are heavily restricted at best. Amphetamines are the quintessential working drug, favored by soldiers, cops, miners, and corporate execs alike for its ability to keep them moving, and even the EDC allows its personnel to possess such a substance. Recently, the top drug for the rich and famous is a little substance known as "Nectar," taken from the reproductive organs of male Leviathans, the substance being Leviathan sperm. Its effects are described as a "rich blend of heroin and acid," and the liquid is often added to alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages.

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Ackland - The main fishery location, located at the northern end of Eden. A small port is set up for DSVs conducting commercial fishing operations, along with a collection of buildings and warehouses, as well as a DC outpost.

Ayobembe District - A primarily African neighborhood on the northern side of Eden. A series of apartment buildings and shops connected by air tunnels. Ayobembe Station is the monorail station servicing the neighborhood.

Arbor Dome - Where the rich live; the centerpiece is a large dome complex with an artificial atmosphere, supporting plant life and such, while the rich live in nice houses contained inside of the dome. Basically 21st Century Suburban America contained inside an underwater dome. Arbor Station serves as the monorail station for Arbor Dome.

Abrams Barracks - Located within the Fort Farragut District, the Abrams Barracks serves as the main quarters for the DC.

Babylon -One of Eden’s oldest districts, Babylon consists of a mishmash of high-rise apartment blocks clustered together seemingly at random on the southern side of the city, built to house the inflow of workers who came to the city for its drilling and mining industries. The district has always been one of the poorer and more radical neighbourhoods in Eden, seeped in rampant criminal activity among its denizens.

Brighton Towers - For the rich folks who choose (or can't afford) to live within the Arbor Dome, Brighton Towers sits just across from the dome, serving the rich with 40 floors of penthouse apartments in 4 towers.

b]Kaufman Dome[/b] - The Kaufman Dome is a large geodesic dome that serves as the primary social hub in Eden. It can roughly be divided into the following parts:

The John A. Barrett (replace with name of Eden's principal founder) Memorial Park - A large and open space that is open to Eden's inhabitants as a recreational area. The Park consists of a network of both cobbled and dirt paths that converge upon a central pedestrian roundabout, over which an elaborate fountain has been built. The fountain is directly under the vertex of the dome.

Galloway Avenue: Encircling the Memorial Park, the Galloway Avenue is a retail and commercial area that features eating, apparel, and other such establishments. A strictly-pedestrian zone, cyclists are encouraged to seek alternate routes. Most buildings in this avenue are of shorter heights because the government disallows the erection of large structures in Galloway, as they would block the view of the ocean around the dome (which is often a site of accomplished light-shows). Worthy of particular note is The Kite, popularly known as the most luxurious restaurant in Eden.

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Thallmann University - The only centre of higher learning built up to date in Eden, Thallmann University is a public university opened shortly after the Kaufman Dome in order to educate Eden's planned native population. Nevertheless, the university currently offers courses to those who would learn, whether it be undergraduate or graduate programs. The university operates in a small campus, which, however, is well-tended. Built in a contemporary style bridging bauhaus architecture with modern developments, the university has received numerous architectural awards for its striking design. The University is located near the Kaufman Dome, near the social centre of Eden.

Waters Hospital - A medical centre that serves the majority of upper and middle-class Eden. The Hospital is a large building and rather drab inside, almost uniformly white and light blue. The Hospital is critically underfunded, meaning that the richer patients are often times able to receive better treatment than those who lack such funds. The hospital is located to the east of the Kaufman Dome, and is easily accessible by public transportation.

Midnight City - A nickname given to a particular housing district due to its further down position on the ridge, leaving the water around it darker than the other places in Eden. The district is relatively crime free however is focused on efficiency over comfort and apartment buildings make up the foundation of the housing in the district, aside from a few food and shopping outlets. The district is also know for its major landmark, the Eden Cultural Hub, a large museum of sorts in which famous artists either born on earth or in Eden have stored their great works, from sculptures to paintings. (Credit to Badafar)

Mount Sienna - Mount Sienna sits slightly away from the residential and commercial areas of Eden, a large complex of underwater office blocks/administration buildings built in a circle. The complex provides itself as an embassy of sorts for corporations working with Eden under private or government contracts. (Credit to Badafar)
The United Eden Security Firm is one of the largest private security organizations and the first major one located within Eden, set up and founded by Director Timothy Wright in the year 2146, half a year after the building of the Stanford Detention Facility. The UESF is responsible for managing Stanford, and ensuring that the most dangerous offenders are kept behind bars, and that the less-dangerous are paying their debts to society through hard labor. (Credit to Badafar)

East Indigo Tradng is an organization originally founded by its former president, Timothy Wright, having begun as Hesserbach Trading in the 2120s. Over the years, the business became international, quickly expanding to 35 other first world countries to begin its first set of shipping route implementation on Earth. Upon the finding of Valdez and the colonization that took place within its waters, a decision came within the company which would ultimately change the business forever. The sister companies, both Hesserbach Trading and BlueFin MerchantCo merged to form East Indigo Trading with the promise of a huge paycheck. DeepWater undertook a large project to help transport building material along with weaponry to the new planet, in exchange for future government projects and a guaranteed position in Eden's industry to come. This project eventually, through some "under-the-counter" payments through his old contracts, came through and they began a new start. (Credit to Badafar)
The dreaded beasts of the Norton Sea, having dominated the planet of Valdez since the dawn of time. Zhao was once a mating and nesting ground for the many varieties of Leviathan before the humans discovered the planet, but rapid human expansion and the sheer technological and military might of Earth have forced the Leviathans from Zhao. Leviathans approaching Eden are often met with deadly force by the DC, and their remains are recovered when possible and donated to research. Many by-products and organs of the Leviathans have been the subject of exploitation by human research interests, from the cultivation of the "Crab-Cracker" cancer cure to the wonderful narcotic of "Nectar." The ED utilizes a classification system to rate Leviathans by the level of danger that they pose.

Class A - Leviathans classified as such present a clear and present threat to Eden, even while solitary. Class A Leviathans are generally large predators capable of causing immense damage to structures, and their behaviors exhibit visible signs of extreme aggression, even when unprovoked.

Class B - Leviathans classified as such present an imminent threat to Eden, even while solitary. Class B Leviathans, like Class As, are generally large predators, though their behaviors are not as extreme as their Class A counterparts.

Class C
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Eden: The People of Tomorrow
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[b]UNITED COLONY OF EDEN - F6 COLONIAL CITIZENSHIP STATEMENT. [u]PLEASE FILL OUT THE NECESSARY INFORMATION; ANY BLANK SECTIONS MAY RESULT IN TERMINATION OF CITIZENSHIP AND/OR DEPORTATION.[/u][/b]

[b]Full Name:[/b]
[b]Nickname (If applicable):[/b]
[b]Age (18-90):[/b]
[b]Gender:[/b]
[b]Appearance (Description or Photo will do just fine):[/b]
[b]Psychological Profile (Personality, likes, dislikes, fears, etc):[/b]

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[b]Place of Birth:[/b]
[b]Nationality:[/b]
[b]Ethnicity:[/b]
[b]Religion (Optional):[/b]
[b]Sexuality (Optional):[/b]
[b]Family (Parents, grandparents, sibling are not needed. Section is for spouse and/or children only):[/b]

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[b]Are you legally employed by any entity, public or private sector, operating within the colonial jurisdiction (Y/N):[/b]
[b]If Yes to the above, please list occupation:[/b]
[b]Have you ever been [u]convicted[/u] of a felony (Y/N):[/b]
[b]If Yes to the above, please list the charge:[/b]
[b]Have you served with any sovereign military force (Y/N):[/b]
[b]If Yes to the above, please list in order (Rank/Military Occupational Specialty/Organization of Service/Years of Service/Current Status):[/b]
[b]If listed as DISCHARGED above, please list the nature of your discharge (Honorable/Dishonorable/Other):[/b]
[b]Have you attained any post-general education (Y/N):[/b]
[b]If Yes to the above, please list type of degree and institution attended:[/b]

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[b]Personal History Summary (In two or more paragraphs, please give us a summary of your life up to this point. Please remain truthful in all information given):[/b]

[b]I, (Insert Name), hereby agree to follow all laws and regulations set in place by the Eden Colonial Authority. I understand that my failure to follow these laws and regulations may result in a criminal prosecution and including, but not limited to: correctional sentencing, termination of colonist status, and/or deportation from Eden. My signature below, given in the presence of a Colonial Immigration Official, is my recognition of this agreement.[/b]

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Warg the Immortal
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Postby Warg the Immortal » Thu Dec 10, 2015 12:33 am

UNITED COLONY OF EDEN - F6 COLONIAL CITIZENSHIP STATEMENT. PLEASE FILL OUT THE NECESSARY INFORMATION; ANY BLANK SECTIONS MAY RESULT IN TERMINATION OF CITIZENSHIP AND/OR DEPORTATION.

Full Name: Walker Alexander Romanov Graves
Nickname (If applicable): The Wolf of July (Russian: Волк Июля, German: Wolf Juli, Gaelic: Mac Tíre Lúil), Alexei Suttonovich Romanov (Novosibirsk Bratva Alias)
Age (18-90): 32
Gender: Male
Appearance (Description or Photo will do just fine):
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Various tattoos and battle scars cover my body
Psychological Profile (Personality, likes, dislikes, fears, etc):
-INTJ - Mastermind

-Likes:
+Guns, Knives, the Sea, Exploration, Boxing, Fighting, Exercise, Cigarettes, Liquor, Dogs, Crustaceans (as a food), Casual Gambling/Gamblers

-Dislikes:
+Inactivity, Losing, Sharks, Leviathans, Beer, Weak Willed Individuals, Cats, Fish (as a food), Excessive Gambling/Gamblers

-Fears:
+Spiders, Insects, Eels, Squids and Octopi




Place of Birth: Melbourne, Australia
Nationality: United Kingdom
Ethnicity: German-Russian (Mother), Scottish-Australian (Father)
Religion (Optional): Other
Sexuality (Optional): Heterosexual
Family (Parents, grandparents, sibling are not needed. Section is for spouse and/or children only): None (Widower)




Are you legally employed by any entity, public or private sector, operating within the colonial jurisdiction (Y/N): No*
If Yes to the above, please list occupation: N/A
Have you ever been convicted of a felony (Y/N): No
If Yes to the above, please list the charge: N/A
Have you served with any sovereign military force (Y/N): Yes
If Yes to the above, please list in order (Rank/Military Occupational Specialty/Organization of Service/Years of Service/Current Status): Captain/United Kingdom Royal Marines/2141-2150/Discharged
If listed as DISCHARGED above, please list the nature of your discharge (Honorable/Dishonorable/Other): Honorably Discharged
Have you attained any post-general education (Y/N): Yes
If Yes to the above, please list type of degree and institution attended: Bachelors Degree, University of Edinburgh

*-Torpedo (Assassin) for Bratva Mafia




Personal History Summary (In two or more paragraphs, please give us a summary of your life up to this point. Please remain truthful in all information given): I was born on July 15, 2120 to Sutton Graves and Katya Graves (nee Romanova). I spent the first 16 years of my life living in Melbourne, Australia, growing up bilingual and speaking Russian at home. My father worked as a mechanic in Melbourne, Australia and my mother as a university professor teaching English literature at the University of Melbourne. My father died when I was thirteen when a rusty chain holding an engine block broke, causing the engine to fall and crush him to death.

I spent summers abroad in Russia with my cousins, my aunt and my uncle, there I learned to hunt and became an accomplished shooter and bowhunter by the age of 15. One summer I was fishing in the Black Sea with my uncle and cousins when a squid latched on to our vessel and grabbed my leg. I was almost pulled into the sea, and if my uncle hadn't hacked off its tentacle with the antique whaling axe he kept on the boat then I would have either drowned, been eaten, or had my leg ripped off. Ever since then I've had a phobia of squids, octopi, and eels (eels because when they move they remind me of tentacles).

When I turned sixteen my mother was offered a job as the head of the English department at the University of Edinburgh in Scotland, United Kingdom. In Scotland, I studied for the final two years of high school before attending the University of Edinburgh. There I studied German, Spanish and French. After four years of university, and graduating with a Bachelors degree, I enlisted in the Royal Marines and remained in service with them for nine years as a Royal Commando, where I earned the nickname "The Wolf of July" for my marksmanship skills. I have served as a sniper, special ops coordinator, and special forces operator in numerous classified missions.

While enlisted, I married a woman named Anastasia Volkova. We were married for five years before her unfortunate death in a drive-by-shooting carried out by an assassin of the Paszeks who were attempting to stamp out the Bratva's influence in the UK by targeting relatives of the Bratva Mafia. I was Honorably Discharged from the Marines in 2150.

For a third of a year I moved to Russia and worked with my cousins, Yuri and Artyom in the Novosibirsk branch of the Bratva syndicate under my uncle Rurik Glebovich Romanov, a Sovietnik in the mafia. During this time I was brought in for questioning on several murder charges, but was never charged or convicted as I never leave a trace. The boss eventually told me that I would be sent to Eden on the planet Valdez and would be working under the boss of the local Bratva branch.

I, Walker Alexander Romanov Graves, hereby agree to follow all laws and regulations set in place by the Eden Colonial Authority. I understand that my failure to follow these laws and regulations may result in a criminal prosecution and including, but not limited to: correctional sentencing, termination of colonist status, and/or deportation from Eden. My signature below, given in the presence of a Colonial Immigration Official, is my recognition of this agreement.

W. Graves
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Location: Canada
Keirsey Temperament: Mastermind/Architect (INTJ)
The Empire of Warg is a Class Z9 Nation
Emperor: Walker Alexander Ross Graves III
Crown Prince: Walker Alexander Ross Graves IV
Field Marshal: Valus Artyom Regulus Graves
Grandmaster of the Order of Algol: Booker Roland Oxley Graves
Pro: Libertarianism, LGBT, Abortion, Religious Freedom, Refugee Aid
Anti: Conservatism, Totalitarianism, SWERFs/TERFs, Theocracies
5D Political Test: Left-Leaning Pro-Government Interventionist Humanist Libertine

Collectivism score: 17%
Authoritarianism score: 17%
Internationalism score: 33%
Tribalism score: -67%
Liberalism score: 83%


Threat Level: ALPHA, BETA, GAMMA, DELTA, EPSILON

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Postby Pan Asian Amercian Coalition » Thu Dec 10, 2015 12:36 am

Tag for mega interest in the future.
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Ularn
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Postby Ularn » Thu Dec 10, 2015 1:01 am

Ooh, me likey! App's gonna be a work in progress for a bit but here goes:
UNITED COLONY OF EDEN - F6 COLONIAL CITIZENSHIP STATEMENT. PLEASE FILL OUT THE NECESSARY INFORMATION; ANY BLANK SECTIONS MAY RESULT IN TERMINATION OF CITIZENSHIP AND/OR DEPORTATION.

Full Name: Freyja Elizabeth Lachlan
Nickname: Flak
Age: 26
Gender: Female
Appearance: [Image]
Psychological Profile (Personality, likes, dislikes, fears, etc):




Place of Birth: London, England
Nationality: Scottish
Ethnicity: White Scottish
Religion (Optional): None
Sexuality (Optional): Undisclosed
Family: None relevant




Are you legally employed by any entity, public or private sector, operating within the colonial jurisdiction (Y/N): Y
If Yes to the above, please list occupation: Chargehand, Odyssey Contractors Ltd.
Have you ever been convicted of a felony (Y/N): N
If Yes to the above, please list the charge: N/A
Have you served with any sovereign military force (Y/N): N
If Yes to the above, please list in order: N/A
If listed as DISCHARGED above, please list the nature of your discharge: N/A
Have you attained any post-general education (Y/N): Y
If Yes to the above, please list type of degree and institution attended: Colonial Plumbing Certification Grade 3, Thallman University




Personal History Summary: I'm the only child of George David Lachlan and Abigail Julia Lachlan (née Halstead), born 23 September 2125 in London, England. My parents had lived in England for a few years but moved back up to Scotland a couple of months after I was born rather than have their daughter suffer an English state school since they didn't believe in private education.
At school I always did pretty well - especially in the sciencey subjects like maths, physics and computing; I always liked getting to take things apart to see how they worked. If it wasn't that, I was building stuff. Forget Barbie; my toys were K'Nex and Lego - that sort of stuff - although I played field hockey during high school too.
I'm not sure I ever really chose to join the colonisation project. Ithink my parents got interested in it when I was around six or seven so I just grew up with the idea that one day we'd all be going to space so I had to make sure I kept fit and healthy and did well in school so we'd have the best chance of being selected. Sounds like kind of a lot of pressure for a pre-teen, I know, but it's just what I grew up with. I thought it was pretty normal.
Anyway, we got accepted. Dad was a nurse and mum was a scientist doing something about genetically engineered super-potatoes or something so they both had highly sought after skills for a new colony. I think they liked our family dynamic as well; two parents and one kid with no plans to have more but still able to. Mum and dad weren't planning on going full-blown Catholic and overpopulating the colony on their own but if they did have to squeeze me out a baby brother or sister to bouy up the numbers then that option was still on the table. Thank Christ that never happened! Astronaut training took up most of my third year of high school and all the pre-arrival acclimatisation stuff swallowed up what was left. Bear in mind this was the year right before I was meant to be sitting my first exams as well, so that was nice and stressful. Still, at least I got to learn scuba diving.
Once we reached Valdez everything just sort of picked up where we left off. I went straight back into school, exams, growing up, being a teenager. The setting changed but I don't think the process did much. I made new friends and found new interests to replace the ones I'd left behind. I remember I had to give up hockey because there wasn't anywhere to play it yet. Eden didn't have any of these wide open spaces like Barrett Park or the Kaufman Dome back then; everything was just gangways and pipes and if your apartment had so much as a three-hundred-mil porthole in the living room then it meant you were definitely living in the posh part of town.
When graduation came up I remember lots of my classmates wanting to go on and study law or politics or whatever. I think they or their parents had this idea about becoming the great leaders and founding fathers writing the first laws and constitution of our new colony, being its guiding hand or whatever. I couldn't think of anything worse than living in an office the rest of my life. I went into plumbing because it was a chance to build and fix stuff and see how it worked and because it was the most in-demand skill in Eden. Still is. Ninety-nine-point-nine percent of this city is plumbing and if you're the one that knows where they all lead and can tell the difference between black water and ballast then that makes you pretty much the closest thing to God down here. Factoring in the currency conversion, I'm earning three times as much here as the average guy doing my job back on Earth would, and tradesmen aren't exactly poor there either. The only person in my high school class who's actually earning more than me is that one guy who did manage to make a proper go of the law thing (most of the others switched careers when they realised how much competition there was to be the next Gandhi or Jefferson) and he's only a couple-grand above me. I'm renting a pretty nice apartment in Brighton Towers and reckon I'll be looking to buy pretty soon.
Oh, and I sliced my finger open working on a friend's garbage disposal the other day. Is that the sort of thing I'm supposed to put in this section?

I, Freyja Elizabeth Lachlan, hereby agree to follow all laws and regulations set in place by the Eden Colonial Authority. I understand that my failure to follow these laws and regulations may result in a criminal prosecution and including, but not limited to: correctional sentencing, termination of colonist status, and/or deportation from Eden. My signature below, given in the presence of a Colonial Immigration Official, is my recognition of this agreement.

(Signature Here)
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Castle Crashers
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Postby Castle Crashers » Thu Dec 10, 2015 6:23 am

tagged!
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Ularn
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Founded: Oct 23, 2011
Ex-Nation

Postby Ularn » Fri Dec 11, 2015 4:08 pm

So I've got a couple of ideas knocking around world-building wise - mostly in the technical nitty-gritty stuff since that's where I tend to come up with interesting stuff - but first can we get a little more info on the plot, like what our characters will actually be doing in the RP? That way I know what stuff's really relevant and where to focus.
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Sampso
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Postby Sampso » Mon Dec 14, 2015 6:00 am

So, here's a good question. I've had this idea in my head for a while, because it's a team. 2 guys, a thief and an assassin for hire. (please note that if these two cannot work together, I will use a different character.) I haven't had a chance to use these guys yet, and yes, these guys will go into a lot more detail, if they get ¨cleared,¨ but I'd really think they would be interesting.

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Cylarn
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Founded: Nov 25, 2011
Left-Leaning College State

Postby Cylarn » Tue Dec 15, 2015 1:40 am

Sorry about the wait, folks. I was on vacation for a few days, and I hadn't used my computer much. Thanks for holding out hope, and I will get to work on everything now.

Warg the Immortal wrote:-snip-


It's a bit too bland for my tastes. There are so many details within the short paragraphs you gave me that could be greatly expanded upon to make your character into a much more interesting one to play.

Ularn wrote:-snip-


I am still working out the details of the plot, and even then I don't want to divulge anything too early. However, I'd like for characters to revolve around the many different factions within the city. I'll be adding more information on the criminal elements, such as the Bratva and the Yakuza.

Sampso wrote:-snip-


Eh...sure. However, I'd prefer the assassin to not be freelance. Hell, I encourage you to make a Colonial Cooperation Bureau operative out of your assassin, and it could work with the thief as well. However, if you're going to be playing a character like this, I expect a complete, descriptive, full application. The same goes for the thief.
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Postby Ularn » Tue Dec 15, 2015 3:02 am

Cool. I've got some stuff semi-drafted about various types of submersible and diving suits and stuff. I'll tidy that off in the next day or so and post it to see what you think.

Also, I know there's a couple of fields still to fill in but how do you feel about the app so far?
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Founded: Sep 20, 2015
Ex-Nation

Postby Franco-Iberie » Tue Dec 15, 2015 1:00 pm

UNITED COLONY OF EDEN - F6 COLONIAL CITIZENSHIP STATEMENT. PLEASE FILL OUT THE NECESSARY INFORMATION; ANY BLANK SECTIONS MAY RESULT IN TERMINATION OF CITIZENSHIP AND/OR DEPORTATION.

Full Name: William Overton
Nickname (If applicable): Billy from Philly
Age (18-90): 26
Gender: Male
Appearance (Description or Photo will do just fine):
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Psychological Profile (Personality, likes, dislikes, fears, etc): ISTP: Craftsman
Likes: A good drink, horror films, seafood, and music from the late 20th century.
Dislikes: Politicians, communism, environmentalists, Asian people, greed, anything that reminds me of my brother, and criminals.
Fears: Heights and insects.




Place of Birth: Philidelphia, Pennsylvania
Nationality: American
Ethnicity: Caucasian
Religion (Optional): Protestantism
Sexuality (Optional): CIS
Family (Parents, grandparents, sibling are not needed. Section is for spouse and/or children only): None




Are you legally employed by any entity, public or private sector, operating within the colonial jurisdiction (Y/N): Yes
If Yes to the above, please list occupation: Defense Contingent
Have you ever been convicted of a felony (Y/N): No
If Yes to the above, please list the charge:
Have you served with any sovereign military force (Y/N): Yes
If Yes to the above, please list in order (Rank/Military Occupational Specialty/Organization of Service/Years of Service/Current Status): Corporal/North American Marine Corps/2143-2146/Discharged
If listed as DISCHARGED above, please list the nature of your discharge (Honorable/Dishonorable/Other): Honorable
Have you attained any post-general education (Y/N): No
If Yes to the above, please list type of degree and institution attended:




Personal History Summary (In two or more paragraphs, please give us a summary of your life up to this point. Please remain truthful in all information given): I was born March 31, 2113, in Southeast Philidelphia, Pennsylvania. My parents were Wade Overton, a sergeant in the Philadelphia Police Department, and Carolyn Overton, a homemaker. I also had a brother named Thomas who was born on November 30, 2115. When I was 4 my parents divorced and the judge granted my mother custody of me and I visited my father for 1 month of every year. He wanted me to join him in the Police Force, but my mother wanted me to save my money and go to some prestigious college, I can't remember the name.

When I was 17 the Asian-American War rolled around. Everyone was joining the military to do their patriotic duty and beat back the reds, so my brother and I thought it was only natural to join the Marines. We both got put in the same platoon and after 2 months of training we shipped out to the Anchorage Front, I participated in the Battle of Anchorage where our platoon participated in the attack on the Chinese coastal battery. We took back Anchorage that day, but I lost something I could never take back, my brother.

There was little time to mourn for him, almost instantly after we kicked the reds out of Alaska we shipped out for the Asian mainland where our regiment fought in the Yangtze Campaign. It was pure fucking hell, over half the platoon died, and only half of those deaths were directly caused by the reds. After 2 years slogging up the Yangtze, we finally made it to Wuhan. A goddamn hellhole that the reds turned into a fortress while we were wading through parasite infested waters. While we were attacking the city, I took a sniper's bullet to the kneecap. The injury was deemed too severe to treat on the front, so I got sent home.

Thank fucking god for reconstructive surgery, because without it I would not have been able to walk ever again. The doctors gave me 2 years recovery time, so the Marines gave me a Purple Heart, a Bronze Star, and a discharge. We won the war in 2147 at the cost of 2 million lives, my brother's included. I returned to my hometown of Philly and floated around for a year, surviving off my meager Veteran's Benefits. When I recovered a few months ago the Defense Contingent came to me with an offer, join the DC for 6 years and we'll set you up with a well-paying job at the Colonial Embassy in Washington once you're finished. So here I am, filling out this form.

I, William Overton, hereby agree to follow all laws and regulations set in place by the Eden Colonial Authority. I understand that my failure to follow these laws and regulations may result in a criminal prosecution and including, but not limited to: correctional sentencing, termination of colonist status, and/or deportation from Eden. My signature below, given in the presence of a Colonial Immigration Official, is my recognition of this agreement.

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Warg the Immortal
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Postby Warg the Immortal » Tue Dec 15, 2015 1:53 pm

Cylarn wrote:SNIP


Changed some things and added to the Bio, so I think it should be good now
Gender: Male
Location: Canada
Keirsey Temperament: Mastermind/Architect (INTJ)
The Empire of Warg is a Class Z9 Nation
Emperor: Walker Alexander Ross Graves III
Crown Prince: Walker Alexander Ross Graves IV
Field Marshal: Valus Artyom Regulus Graves
Grandmaster of the Order of Algol: Booker Roland Oxley Graves
Pro: Libertarianism, LGBT, Abortion, Religious Freedom, Refugee Aid
Anti: Conservatism, Totalitarianism, SWERFs/TERFs, Theocracies
5D Political Test: Left-Leaning Pro-Government Interventionist Humanist Libertine

Collectivism score: 17%
Authoritarianism score: 17%
Internationalism score: 33%
Tribalism score: -67%
Liberalism score: 83%


Threat Level: ALPHA, BETA, GAMMA, DELTA, EPSILON

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Postby TriStates » Tue Dec 15, 2015 4:22 pm

Could one of you ladies and gents be a class act, and drop me a link to the original OOC? Or this ones IC, if its open.
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Postby Sampso » Fri Dec 18, 2015 9:50 pm

UNITED COLONY OF EDEN - F6 COLONIAL CITIZENSHIP STATEMENT. PLEASE FILL OUT THE NECESSARY INFORMATION; ANY BLANK SECTIONS MAY RESULT IN TERMINATION OF CITIZENSHIP AND/OR DEPORTATION.

Full Name:N/A
Nickname (If applicable):Anon
Age (18-90):N/A: guessed around 24-30, but he acts like an older brother to Amos
Gender:M
Appearance (Description or Photo will do just fine): kind of short, long black/brown hair, light red eyes, colorblind
Psychological Profile (Personality, likes, dislikes, fears, etc):Personality: cold-hearted, ruthless, brash
Likes: murder (but only of people who deserve it)(most of the time), the poor (he shows respect to them)
Dislikes: authority figures, the rich
Fears: losing Amos
Note: Anon's mind does not seem like the most stable of minds. Keep an eye on this one up there.




Place of Birth:N/A: backstory seems centered around New York, NY
Nationality:N/A: most likely American
Ethnicity:Caucasian
Religion (Optional):N/A
Sexuality (Optional):Unknown
Family (Parents, grandparents, sibling are not needed. Section is for spouse and/or children only):N/A
Note: genetic testing has not been done to see if Anon and Amos are actually related. This action is recommended in the near future.




Are you legally employed by any entity, public or private sector, operating within the colonial jurisdiction (Y/N):Y
If Yes to the above, please list occupation:Bodyguard, employed under Sampson Greene
Have you ever been convicted of a felony (Y/N):
If Yes to the above, please list the charge:
Have you served with any sovereign military force (Y/N):N
If Yes to the above, please list in order (Rank/Military Occupational Specialty/Organization of Service/Years of Service/Current Status):
If listed as DISCHARGED above, please list the nature of your discharge (Honorable/Dishonorable/Other):
Have you attained any post-general education (Y/N):N
If Yes to the above, please list type of degree and institution attended:
Note: colony records show no one listed under the name Sampson Greene. Expected to be corrupt business or person.




Personal History Summary (In two or more paragraphs, please give us a summary of your life up to this point. Please remain truthful in all information given):
People always say that you see the world in black and white. For me, thats actually true. Do you know what I see when I look at the world? I see the black, pond scum sitting on the bottom of the food chain. I see the white, the rich and the powerful, stepping over all below them. But I also see the grays, the people like me and Amos, The people who crawled out of the black, and are on the first steps toward white.
I'm sure Amos, elegant with words as he is, will tell you all about his accident, and our young childhood on the streets. I still haven't gotten over that man's near murder of a child, which is why I enjoy and pride his death so much more than all the others before him. And trust me, there have been a lot before him. Of course, no one connected them to us. Until Mr. Greene came along, with that offer of his. Get off this dying planet, to become bodyguards on a new world. How could we refuse? Plus, there was the whole fact that he would convict us of over 100 murders, thefts, and general break-ins across most of New York if we didn't, so yeah.

I, Anon, hereby agree to follow all laws and regulations set in place by the Eden Colonial Authority. I understand that my failure to follow these laws and regulations may result in a criminal prosecution and including, but not limited to: correctional sentencing, termination of colonist status, and/or deportation from Eden. My signature below, given in the presence of a Colonial Immigration Official, is my recognition of this agreement.

Anon

:END DOCUMENT "ANON" :: BEGIN DOCUMENT "AMOS":

UNITED COLONY OF EDEN - F6 COLONIAL CITIZENSHIP STATEMENT. PLEASE FILL OUT THE NECESSARY INFORMATION; ANY BLANK SECTIONS MAY RESULT IN TERMINATION OF CITIZENSHIP AND/OR DEPORTATION.

Full Name:N/A
Nickname (If applicable):Amos
Age (18-90):ranged between 24-30
Gender:M
Appearance (Description or Photo will do just fine): tall stature, short light brown hair, peircing green eyes, scars around neck, mute
Psychological Profile (Personality, likes, dislikes, fears, etc):Personality: warm-hearted, pacifist, mature
Likes: warmth, money, various shiny objects
Dislikes: zippers, weapons, sight of blood




Place of Birth:N/A: backstory seems centered around New York, NY
Nationality:N/A: most likely American
Ethnicity:Caucasian
Religion (Optional):N/A
Sexuality (Optional):Asexual
Family (Parents, grandparents, sibling are not needed. Section is for spouse and/or children only):
Note: genetic testing has not been done to see if Anon and Amos are actually related. This action is recommended in the near future.




Are you legally employed by any entity, public or private sector, operating within the colonial jurisdiction (Y/N):Y
If Yes to the above, please list occupation:Bodyguard, employed under Sampson Greene
Have you ever been convicted of a felony (Y/N):
If Yes to the above, please list the charge:
Have you served with any sovereign military force (Y/N):N
If Yes to the above, please list in order (Rank/Military Occupational Specialty/Organization of Service/Years of Service/Current Status):
If listed as DISCHARGED above, please list the nature of your discharge (Honorable/Dishonorable/Other):
Have you attained any post-general education (Y/N):N
If Yes to the above, please list type of degree and institution attended:
Note: colony records show no one listed under the name Sampson Greene. Expected to be corrupt business or person.




Personal History Summary (In two or more paragraphs, please give us a summary of your life up to this point. Please remain truthful in all information given):
I don't know what my brother told you, but I'll try to be brief. I can only write so fast.
I don't remember much about the earlier parts of my life. All I know is that Anon has been by my side for most of it. We were living on the streets, doing whatever we could to get by. Up to pickpocketing and playing instruments. People used to say I had the most beautiful singing voice... Alas, I have learned to deal with the loss of it.
Most people wonder how I lost my voice. So I'll start there. Me and Anon were breaking in to an apartment, October 12th, [insert a year when he'd be about 15.] I was in the office, cracking the safe. My friend was going after his assassination target in the next room over. I went to go and check on him, when, as I'm crossing the hall, a man walks in to the apartment down the hall from me. We stood and stared at each other for what felt like a good 10 seconds. Then, he reached next to the door, pulled a shotgun out of an umbrella stand, and fired. It's a good thing he couldn't aim for a second shot with the knife my brother threw into his eye. My throat looked like it had been mauled by a dog, but somehow it didn't hit anything to do with me breathing, just stuff to do with my voice. Of course, if it hadn't've been for my friend, I would've bled out then and there. As it was, we used the money we had literally just stolen, along with some kept in reserve, and went to the hospital. They tried to patch me up as best they could, but my voice was not salvageable. That was the first and only time I ever saw my brother cry.
If you're wondering why I keep swapping between calling Anon my brother or my friend, it's because I'm not sure if he's either. He's more than a friend, for sure, but I don't know if he's my brother, so I hesitate to call him that. A good name for it, until we get enough to afford the genetic tests, would I guess be brothers-in-arms.
We kept doing odd jobs, until we came in contact with a man named Sampson. He said he could pay our way up to Eden (?) if we served as his bodyguards. Of course, who'd turn that down, if not just to get out of NYC, then to get to explore somewhere new?

I, Amos, hereby agree to follow all laws and regulations set in place by the Eden Colonial Authority. I understand that my failure to follow these laws and regulations may result in a criminal prosecution and including, but not limited to: correctional sentencing, termination of colonist status, and/or deportation from Eden. My signature below, given in the presence of a Colonial Immigration Official, is my recognition of this agreement.

Amos

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Postby Sampso » Fri Dec 18, 2015 9:52 pm

Sorry to tack this on at the end, but no, neither of them has been convicted of a felony. I somehow missed that one, mainly because I'm typing this out on my phone.

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Postby Ularn » Sat Dec 19, 2015 5:57 am

So fun fact: I went to the Melbourne Museum today, mainly because it was 41oC outside and my flat doesn't have air conditioning, so I wanted to go somewhere cool.

Anyway, they've got a whole exhibit on marine life, including a section on deep sea creatures. There were models of some bioluminescent species and angler fish in jars - that sort of thing. It also mentioned how when a big sea creature dies - like a whale or a dolphin - and its body falls to the seabed, it causes a brief population explosion in all the scavenger creatures in the area as they go nuts picking the carcass clean. This food surplus works its way up the food chain as predators eat the scavengers and so on, causing isolated blips in the ecosphere. Apparently it's a big enough deal that marine biologists have a name for it; whalefall.

Anyway, my thinking was that the war to clear out Zhao's Ridge must have created a lot of dead leviathans, whose bodies would have sunk to the seabed in the area. We're not talking a single whale here; we're talking dozens - maybe hundreds - of much larger creatures sinking almost constantly over a six year period. The scavengers on the seabed would think they had died and gone to fishy heaven with the amount of food. They breed like mad, creating a ready food source for the sea creature that prey on them, and this continues - possibly over the course of several years as they ecosystem tries to balance itself - until all that's left is an awful lot of beta predators - the ones who were top of the food chain but for the leviathans. They've gorged themselves on the explosion of other sea life that came in the wake of the war but now that food source is dwindling and there's no leviathans in the area to keep these beta predators in check. They're going to get desperate for food.

It's eleven years since the war. I wouldn't be surprised if around now we saw two things starting to happen; (1) these beta predators getting very aggressive around divers in the face of lack of other food sources, and (2) the leviathans making a comeback to Zhao's Ridge given the surplus of large fish currently in the area.
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Postby Sampso » Thu Jan 07, 2016 5:42 am

So...
When does the actual adventure begin?

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Postby Warg the Immortal » Thu Jan 07, 2016 7:25 pm

Sampso wrote:So...
When does the actual adventure begin?

Yea it takes like a month for the OP to post anything, they should either commit to the rp or mark it as dead
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