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Postby Lavan Tiri » Fri Apr 23, 2021 1:05 pm

Great Confederacy of Commonwealth States wrote:Some of the world-building for the Western superhero-RP I am cooking up. Keep in mind, the history is written from the perspective of a 19th century upper class academic, and cannot be taken as literally true; just as the understanding of that day, with all the preconceived notions that brings with it. Notice the complete lack of discussion of any other social theory besides social Darwinism.

Hopefully people are still interested, then I will put up an actual OP somewhere this weekend.


Witches of the West

1890 – The American West is slowly but surely drawing to a close. The last holdouts of free Native American peoples are being crushed underfoot by the United States, slowly drawing itself together from coast to coast. Railroads crisscross the nation, carving a path through age-old mountains and ancient civilisations alike. The trains bring people, and businesses, and lawmen, and politicians, and the bill is slowly coming due for those who fled from either persecution or prosecution.

Among them are people with unique abilities or powers of their own. The name super-powered is as of yet only used in a few English-language academic articles on the subject. More commonly in academia, they are known as Homme Extraordinaire, following the pioneering French research on the subject. Those outside academia, however, use a term that has been used descriptively by the Church for centuries: Witches.

The American West still holds a few powerful individuals who have so far evaded employment by any government. At one time driven by ignorant persecution for their innate abilities, governments now seek them out for more immediate advantage, a part of the arms race that will come to dominate the early 20th century. The Frontier holds people from every corner of Europe and the US. Descendants of plantation slaves in the American South and Chinese railroad workers in the east, called witch-doctors for their non-western origin, also inhabit the region. The Federal Government, amongst others, seeks all.

That job is now yours. The War Department under secretary Redfield Proctor has put a bounty on the heads of five named individuals believed to be residing in the Utah-Colorado border regions. Meanwhile, the same department has sent a few of its own agents extraordinaire to Green River, where train service for the to-be-completed Denver-Salt Late City Line ends. One of the last unconnected tracts of United States land, it is a symbol for those still evading the reach of the War Department, and a show of force intended to flush out the last remaining individuals still not willing to help complete Manifest Destiny, and the American destiny beyond that.

You are part of that group of agents. Equipped with horses, provisions and weapons, as well as a carte blanche from the War Secretary, you are to locate these individuals and convince them, one way or another, to serve the US cause. During peace time, life of relative luxury awaits in New York, at the West Point campus. Living costs are provided for, and those present are only expected to follow officer training and subsequent courses. Their bounty is for their live capture, but be aware that, should they be unable to come willingly or otherwise, half-bounty is awarded for proof of their deaths.

(Image)

A history of Witchcraft

Historical research into Witchcraft is a tenuous business. Ancient Greek and Roman sources make mentions aplenty of supernatural events, but they involve both powers that have been observed in modern humans, and those who are believed to be beyond the ability of any human carrier. As such, ancient sources are to be mistrusted when concerning Homme Extraordinaire, or Homo Heros. Although it is confirmed by multiple sources that such individuals did exist, and especially that they were used to great effect by peoples opposing Roman conquest. It is believed that the density of Homo Heros was higher in ancient populations than in Dark Age populations, although absolute numbers have steadily risen with population increase.

The Dark Ages proved an unenlightened time for any Homme Extraordinaire. Prosecution of witches, both real and imagined, was extensive, especially after the 14th century plagues and following publication of the Malleus Malificarum, which called for the extermination of all sorcerers. Because the persecutions were so extensive, and executed with so little regard to the presumption of innocence and other fundamental legal principles, it is unknown how many Extraordinaires actually perished in the late middle ages, all throughout the early modern period. It is certain that some of those executed for sorcery must have had extranatural abilities, although the incompleteness of the archives leave much to be guessed about the ratio of innocents to actual Extraordinaires that were killed.

Societal views towards Homo Heros changed with the enlightenment. More and more writers pointed to the persecution of super-powered individuals as an example of irrational governance by divinely inspired monarchies. According to Hobbes, a true wise ruler would use the powers and knowledge given to him by science for rational governance. The leviathan would be able to wield these powers to the betterment of his own people and the destruction of his opponents. Other enlightened writers, such as Jean-Jacques Rousseau, rejected this, and pointed out the dangers these powerful individuals would have to a free society, and advised their expulsion.

It is at this moment that we must point out a strange and counter-intuitive fact about these special abilities. They do not seem to appear at random throughout the population. There are no records of super-powered monarchs throughout the entire modern period, for instance, and among noble families the affliction is exceedingly rare. Even among the proletariat, these abilities are not evenly distributed. In Europe, we find that these afflictions are most often found in minority populations. The Muslims of Bosnia and the Gypsies are among the most prolific creators, but the Poles too have a larger than average number among them. The protestants in Spain are also more represented, while those in Germany hardly produce at all. In that country, Catholics produce best, with the strange exception of the Kingdom of Bavaria. Outside Europe, however, the prevalence of Homo Heros is much greater, almost double that of any European population. While the Ottomans have a smaller representation overall, it is noticed that the division between the upper and lower classes in terms of production is not that noticeable. The question remains whether the lack of production by European upper classes is due to, as some social Darwinists claim, a stronger moral stock overall, or that the European upper class is more apt to hide the affliction, which is culturally associated with minorities.

Whatever the reason, while science and literature were more accepting of the affliction by the end of the 18th century, governments were still openly hostile. The start of the French revolution promised improvement, and many ancient laws were removed from the books. These attitudes shifted as the Revolution progressed and became more and more violent, with many outspoken proponents of liberty for Extraordinaires disappearing beneath the guillotine. It took until the ascent of Napoleon Bonaparte that these restrictions were lifted throughout the French empire, as he made remarkable use of their abilities throughout the war. According to some scholars, the Battle of Austerlitz was the first battle won by these powers, as many agree Bonaparte would have lost the battle had he not had access to some incredibly powerful soldiers.

Still, the defeat of Napoleon and the foundation of the Congress of Vienna meant a regression in the rights of Extraordinaires, as many nations slipped back into reactionary opposition. Extraordinaires were treated as inherently revolutionary and faced the same punitive justice, even if they were themselves not in any way politically involved. This only changed after 1848 with the rise of nationalism, and then, only for the same pragmatic reasons Napoleon had had: a single super-powered individual could, if properly utilised, equal a battery of cannon, without the need for horses or heavy equipment. The battle of Solferino during the Wars of Italian Unification was one of the first battles that truly used super-powered individuals on both sides, and the results were so devastating that they would lead to the foundation of the Red Cross.

That was more than thirty years ago. The world has changed dramatically since then. It is a new age of imperialism, colonialism and nationalism. The Dark Continent has been split up by the Congress of Berlin, and Europeans have slowly been making headway into the continent. Germany and Italy have unified, also representing a unification of the many super-powered individuals, with Italy leading the charge. Those Extraordinaires who were unwilling to partake in this exercise could either flee to the US or China, which had little patience for westerners. At first these refugees to the US were left in peace, but as they started to look abroad for more territorial expansion, the US too began to pick up their own army of witches. Those who lived along the east coast were quickly rounded up; those who could moved west in search of better fortunes.


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Postby Madrinpoor » Fri Apr 23, 2021 4:22 pm

Great Confederacy of Commonwealth States wrote:Some of the world-building for the Western superhero-RP I am cooking up. Keep in mind, the history is written from the perspective of a 19th century upper class academic, and cannot be taken as literally true; just as the understanding of that day, with all the preconceived notions that brings with it. Notice the complete lack of discussion of any other social theory besides social Darwinism.

Hopefully people are still interested, then I will put up an actual OP somewhere this weekend.


Witches of the West

1890 – The American West is slowly but surely drawing to a close. The last holdouts of free Native American peoples are being crushed underfoot by the United States, slowly drawing itself together from coast to coast. Railroads crisscross the nation, carving a path through age-old mountains and ancient civilisations alike. The trains bring people, and businesses, and lawmen, and politicians, and the bill is slowly coming due for those who fled from either persecution or prosecution.

Among them are people with unique abilities or powers of their own. The name super-powered is as of yet only used in a few English-language academic articles on the subject. More commonly in academia, they are known as Homme Extraordinaire, following the pioneering French research on the subject. Those outside academia, however, use a term that has been used descriptively by the Church for centuries: Witches.

The American West still holds a few powerful individuals who have so far evaded employment by any government. At one time driven by ignorant persecution for their innate abilities, governments now seek them out for more immediate advantage, a part of the arms race that will come to dominate the early 20th century. The Frontier holds people from every corner of Europe and the US. Descendants of plantation slaves in the American South and Chinese railroad workers in the east, called witch-doctors for their non-western origin, also inhabit the region. The Federal Government, amongst others, seeks all.

That job is now yours. The War Department under secretary Redfield Proctor has put a bounty on the heads of five named individuals believed to be residing in the Utah-Colorado border regions. Meanwhile, the same department has sent a few of its own agents extraordinaire to Green River, where train service for the to-be-completed Denver-Salt Late City Line ends. One of the last unconnected tracts of United States land, it is a symbol for those still evading the reach of the War Department, and a show of force intended to flush out the last remaining individuals still not willing to help complete Manifest Destiny, and the American destiny beyond that.

You are part of that group of agents. Equipped with horses, provisions and weapons, as well as a carte blanche from the War Secretary, you are to locate these individuals and convince them, one way or another, to serve the US cause. During peace time, life of relative luxury awaits in New York, at the West Point campus. Living costs are provided for, and those present are only expected to follow officer training and subsequent courses. Their bounty is for their live capture, but be aware that, should they be unable to come willingly or otherwise, half-bounty is awarded for proof of their deaths.

(Image)

A history of Witchcraft

Historical research into Witchcraft is a tenuous business. Ancient Greek and Roman sources make mentions aplenty of supernatural events, but they involve both powers that have been observed in modern humans, and those who are believed to be beyond the ability of any human carrier. As such, ancient sources are to be mistrusted when concerning Homme Extraordinaire, or Homo Heros. Although it is confirmed by multiple sources that such individuals did exist, and especially that they were used to great effect by peoples opposing Roman conquest. It is believed that the density of Homo Heros was higher in ancient populations than in Dark Age populations, although absolute numbers have steadily risen with population increase.

The Dark Ages proved an unenlightened time for any Homme Extraordinaire. Prosecution of witches, both real and imagined, was extensive, especially after the 14th century plagues and following publication of the Malleus Malificarum, which called for the extermination of all sorcerers. Because the persecutions were so extensive, and executed with so little regard to the presumption of innocence and other fundamental legal principles, it is unknown how many Extraordinaires actually perished in the late middle ages, all throughout the early modern period. It is certain that some of those executed for sorcery must have had extranatural abilities, although the incompleteness of the archives leave much to be guessed about the ratio of innocents to actual Extraordinaires that were killed.

Societal views towards Homo Heros changed with the enlightenment. More and more writers pointed to the persecution of super-powered individuals as an example of irrational governance by divinely inspired monarchies. According to Hobbes, a true wise ruler would use the powers and knowledge given to him by science for rational governance. The leviathan would be able to wield these powers to the betterment of his own people and the destruction of his opponents. Other enlightened writers, such as Jean-Jacques Rousseau, rejected this, and pointed out the dangers these powerful individuals would have to a free society, and advised their expulsion.

It is at this moment that we must point out a strange and counter-intuitive fact about these special abilities. They do not seem to appear at random throughout the population. There are no records of super-powered monarchs throughout the entire modern period, for instance, and among noble families the affliction is exceedingly rare. Even among the proletariat, these abilities are not evenly distributed. In Europe, we find that these afflictions are most often found in minority populations. The Muslims of Bosnia and the Gypsies are among the most prolific creators, but the Poles too have a larger than average number among them. The protestants in Spain are also more represented, while those in Germany hardly produce at all. In that country, Catholics produce best, with the strange exception of the Kingdom of Bavaria. Outside Europe, however, the prevalence of Homo Heros is much greater, almost double that of any European population. While the Ottomans have a smaller representation overall, it is noticed that the division between the upper and lower classes in terms of production is not that noticeable. The question remains whether the lack of production by European upper classes is due to, as some social Darwinists claim, a stronger moral stock overall, or that the European upper class is more apt to hide the affliction, which is culturally associated with minorities.

Whatever the reason, while science and literature were more accepting of the affliction by the end of the 18th century, governments were still openly hostile. The start of the French revolution promised improvement, and many ancient laws were removed from the books. These attitudes shifted as the Revolution progressed and became more and more violent, with many outspoken proponents of liberty for Extraordinaires disappearing beneath the guillotine. It took until the ascent of Napoleon Bonaparte that these restrictions were lifted throughout the French empire, as he made remarkable use of their abilities throughout the war. According to some scholars, the Battle of Austerlitz was the first battle won by these powers, as many agree Bonaparte would have lost the battle had he not had access to some incredibly powerful soldiers.

Still, the defeat of Napoleon and the foundation of the Congress of Vienna meant a regression in the rights of Extraordinaires, as many nations slipped back into reactionary opposition. Extraordinaires were treated as inherently revolutionary and faced the same punitive justice, even if they were themselves not in any way politically involved. This only changed after 1848 with the rise of nationalism, and then, only for the same pragmatic reasons Napoleon had had: a single super-powered individual could, if properly utilised, equal a battery of cannon, without the need for horses or heavy equipment. The battle of Solferino during the Wars of Italian Unification was one of the first battles that truly used super-powered individuals on both sides, and the results were so devastating that they would lead to the foundation of the Red Cross.

That was more than thirty years ago. The world has changed dramatically since then. It is a new age of imperialism, colonialism and nationalism. The Dark Continent has been split up by the Congress of Berlin, and Europeans have slowly been making headway into the continent. Germany and Italy have unified, also representing a unification of the many super-powered individuals, with Italy leading the charge. Those Extraordinaires who were unwilling to partake in this exercise could either flee to the US or China, which had little patience for westerners. At first these refugees to the US were left in peace, but as they started to look abroad for more territorial expansion, the US too began to pick up their own army of witches. Those who lived along the east coast were quickly rounded up; those who could moved west in search of better fortunes.

Sounds really cool! Are there any other changes besides Germany+Italy? And what is the prevalence among like Native Americans or other groups like that
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Postby Great Confederacy of Commonwealth States » Fri Apr 23, 2021 4:51 pm

Madrinpoor wrote:
Great Confederacy of Commonwealth States wrote:Some of the world-building for the Western superhero-RP I am cooking up. Keep in mind, the history is written from the perspective of a 19th century upper class academic, and cannot be taken as literally true; just as the understanding of that day, with all the preconceived notions that brings with it. Notice the complete lack of discussion of any other social theory besides social Darwinism.

Hopefully people are still interested, then I will put up an actual OP somewhere this weekend.


Witches of the West

1890 – The American West is slowly but surely drawing to a close. The last holdouts of free Native American peoples are being crushed underfoot by the United States, slowly drawing itself together from coast to coast. Railroads crisscross the nation, carving a path through age-old mountains and ancient civilisations alike. The trains bring people, and businesses, and lawmen, and politicians, and the bill is slowly coming due for those who fled from either persecution or prosecution.

Among them are people with unique abilities or powers of their own. The name super-powered is as of yet only used in a few English-language academic articles on the subject. More commonly in academia, they are known as Homme Extraordinaire, following the pioneering French research on the subject. Those outside academia, however, use a term that has been used descriptively by the Church for centuries: Witches.

The American West still holds a few powerful individuals who have so far evaded employment by any government. At one time driven by ignorant persecution for their innate abilities, governments now seek them out for more immediate advantage, a part of the arms race that will come to dominate the early 20th century. The Frontier holds people from every corner of Europe and the US. Descendants of plantation slaves in the American South and Chinese railroad workers in the east, called witch-doctors for their non-western origin, also inhabit the region. The Federal Government, amongst others, seeks all.

That job is now yours. The War Department under secretary Redfield Proctor has put a bounty on the heads of five named individuals believed to be residing in the Utah-Colorado border regions. Meanwhile, the same department has sent a few of its own agents extraordinaire to Green River, where train service for the to-be-completed Denver-Salt Late City Line ends. One of the last unconnected tracts of United States land, it is a symbol for those still evading the reach of the War Department, and a show of force intended to flush out the last remaining individuals still not willing to help complete Manifest Destiny, and the American destiny beyond that.

You are part of that group of agents. Equipped with horses, provisions and weapons, as well as a carte blanche from the War Secretary, you are to locate these individuals and convince them, one way or another, to serve the US cause. During peace time, life of relative luxury awaits in New York, at the West Point campus. Living costs are provided for, and those present are only expected to follow officer training and subsequent courses. Their bounty is for their live capture, but be aware that, should they be unable to come willingly or otherwise, half-bounty is awarded for proof of their deaths.

(Image)

A history of Witchcraft

Historical research into Witchcraft is a tenuous business. Ancient Greek and Roman sources make mentions aplenty of supernatural events, but they involve both powers that have been observed in modern humans, and those who are believed to be beyond the ability of any human carrier. As such, ancient sources are to be mistrusted when concerning Homme Extraordinaire, or Homo Heros. Although it is confirmed by multiple sources that such individuals did exist, and especially that they were used to great effect by peoples opposing Roman conquest. It is believed that the density of Homo Heros was higher in ancient populations than in Dark Age populations, although absolute numbers have steadily risen with population increase.

The Dark Ages proved an unenlightened time for any Homme Extraordinaire. Prosecution of witches, both real and imagined, was extensive, especially after the 14th century plagues and following publication of the Malleus Malificarum, which called for the extermination of all sorcerers. Because the persecutions were so extensive, and executed with so little regard to the presumption of innocence and other fundamental legal principles, it is unknown how many Extraordinaires actually perished in the late middle ages, all throughout the early modern period. It is certain that some of those executed for sorcery must have had extranatural abilities, although the incompleteness of the archives leave much to be guessed about the ratio of innocents to actual Extraordinaires that were killed.

Societal views towards Homo Heros changed with the enlightenment. More and more writers pointed to the persecution of super-powered individuals as an example of irrational governance by divinely inspired monarchies. According to Hobbes, a true wise ruler would use the powers and knowledge given to him by science for rational governance. The leviathan would be able to wield these powers to the betterment of his own people and the destruction of his opponents. Other enlightened writers, such as Jean-Jacques Rousseau, rejected this, and pointed out the dangers these powerful individuals would have to a free society, and advised their expulsion.

It is at this moment that we must point out a strange and counter-intuitive fact about these special abilities. They do not seem to appear at random throughout the population. There are no records of super-powered monarchs throughout the entire modern period, for instance, and among noble families the affliction is exceedingly rare. Even among the proletariat, these abilities are not evenly distributed. In Europe, we find that these afflictions are most often found in minority populations. The Muslims of Bosnia and the Gypsies are among the most prolific creators, but the Poles too have a larger than average number among them. The protestants in Spain are also more represented, while those in Germany hardly produce at all. In that country, Catholics produce best, with the strange exception of the Kingdom of Bavaria. Outside Europe, however, the prevalence of Homo Heros is much greater, almost double that of any European population. While the Ottomans have a smaller representation overall, it is noticed that the division between the upper and lower classes in terms of production is not that noticeable. The question remains whether the lack of production by European upper classes is due to, as some social Darwinists claim, a stronger moral stock overall, or that the European upper class is more apt to hide the affliction, which is culturally associated with minorities.

Whatever the reason, while science and literature were more accepting of the affliction by the end of the 18th century, governments were still openly hostile. The start of the French revolution promised improvement, and many ancient laws were removed from the books. These attitudes shifted as the Revolution progressed and became more and more violent, with many outspoken proponents of liberty for Extraordinaires disappearing beneath the guillotine. It took until the ascent of Napoleon Bonaparte that these restrictions were lifted throughout the French empire, as he made remarkable use of their abilities throughout the war. According to some scholars, the Battle of Austerlitz was the first battle won by these powers, as many agree Bonaparte would have lost the battle had he not had access to some incredibly powerful soldiers.

Still, the defeat of Napoleon and the foundation of the Congress of Vienna meant a regression in the rights of Extraordinaires, as many nations slipped back into reactionary opposition. Extraordinaires were treated as inherently revolutionary and faced the same punitive justice, even if they were themselves not in any way politically involved. This only changed after 1848 with the rise of nationalism, and then, only for the same pragmatic reasons Napoleon had had: a single super-powered individual could, if properly utilised, equal a battery of cannon, without the need for horses or heavy equipment. The battle of Solferino during the Wars of Italian Unification was one of the first battles that truly used super-powered individuals on both sides, and the results were so devastating that they would lead to the foundation of the Red Cross.

That was more than thirty years ago. The world has changed dramatically since then. It is a new age of imperialism, colonialism and nationalism. The Dark Continent has been split up by the Congress of Berlin, and Europeans have slowly been making headway into the continent. Germany and Italy have unified, also representing a unification of the many super-powered individuals, with Italy leading the charge. Those Extraordinaires who were unwilling to partake in this exercise could either flee to the US or China, which had little patience for westerners. At first these refugees to the US were left in peace, but as they started to look abroad for more territorial expansion, the US too began to pick up their own army of witches. Those who lived along the east coast were quickly rounded up; those who could moved west in search of better fortunes.

Sounds really cool! Are there any other changes besides Germany+Italy? And what is the prevalence among like Native Americans or other groups like that


What do you mean, changes to Germany and Italy?

And the prevalence among Native Americans and other indigenous groups is basically unknown from a European/US point of view. Zero research has been done on the subject. But compared to other groups it would be very prevalent among indigenous groups, especially those on the verge of being wiped out.
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Postby Madrinpoor » Sun Apr 25, 2021 6:33 am

Great Confederacy of Commonwealth States wrote:
Madrinpoor wrote:Sounds really cool! Are there any other changes besides Germany+Italy? And what is the prevalence among like Native Americans or other groups like that


What do you mean, changes to Germany and Italy?

And the prevalence among Native Americans and other indigenous groups is basically unknown from a European/US point of view. Zero research has been done on the subject. But compared to other groups it would be very prevalent among indigenous groups, especially those on the verge of being wiped out.

Germany and Italy have unified, also representing a unification of the many super-powered individuals, with Italy leading the charge
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Postby Great Confederacy of Commonwealth States » Sun Apr 25, 2021 7:45 am

Madrinpoor wrote:
Great Confederacy of Commonwealth States wrote:
What do you mean, changes to Germany and Italy?

And the prevalence among Native Americans and other indigenous groups is basically unknown from a European/US point of view. Zero research has been done on the subject. But compared to other groups it would be very prevalent among indigenous groups, especially those on the verge of being wiped out.

Germany and Italy have unified, also representing a unification of the many super-powered individuals, with Italy leading the charge

Ohhh, yes. I mean, Germany and Italy were both created in the latter half of the 19th century. They did not unify into a single country, I was talking about their separate unifications. I should make that clear gramatically, yes...
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Postby Madrinpoor » Sun Apr 25, 2021 8:17 am

Great Confederacy of Commonwealth States wrote:
Madrinpoor wrote:

Ohhh, yes. I mean, Germany and Italy were both created in the latter half of the 19th century. They did not unify into a single country, I was talking about their separate unifications. I should make that clear gramatically, yes...

Oh, I see now! Sorry for misinterpreting it.
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Postby Ceystile » Sun Apr 25, 2021 3:08 pm

If anybody's interested in a deity RP (more like half-deity, you can play gods but also mortals too), I have one up.

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Postby Kassaran » Mon Apr 26, 2021 12:59 am

RP INTEREST AND FEEDBACK REQUEST
Please provide as much detail as possible.
RP's Overarching Concept: Volunteers to join an elite force of modified and augmented human warriors, are given training under the knowledge they are to be the last of their kind ever created.
Genre/s: Science Fiction/Fantasy, Exo-suits and Combat, Mystery, Cosmic Horror
Character or Faction Based: Character
Detailed Description:
The year is 280, in the 32nd Age of Expansion.

Humanity knows not the taste of old age, disease, or starvation. We are being hunted.

Humanity numbers more than even the stars in the night sky. We are being extinguished.

Humanity and its culture has stood for nearly 30 millennia. We are being obliterated.

It came first as a strange silence in the night sky, a streak in the heavens that seemed to split and break as it went. Then it shattered and the worlds beyond poured from the gap and spilled onto our home, the world of Hevan. Now we fight at every bulwark, at every break, at every hole and rift. Our heroes, our champions, our guardians take up arms from among our number and travel to the Cradle at the center of our world and train.

They train for a blink of an eye, but stand for countless eons. They are the only ones which know the taste of pain, the smell of blood, the sight of ruin. Now, the gods have foretold the last have been chosen. The promise made between man and gods and has stood for nearly 30,000 years, and now we will see it fulfilled.

It was not a sacrifice we would make for eternity, the gods told us as much when we began to send our chosen. The covenant will be fulfilled, they will take the last of the ANGELS to the lands where the Incursion began and beat back the invaders.

We. Will. Win.

This is the Story of those who are the last. The Story of the final chosen, taken to the Cradle for the last time and trained to stand as the eternal shield for our species. They are the last, the final, the complete, the OMEGA.

In OMEGA: First of the Last, players take the role of characters chosen to become the pilots of powerful armored suits, ANGELS (Augmented Neural-Genetic Exposure Limiter), which are designed fight the alien threat called the Incursion.

Humanity exists at a post-scarcity, post-suffering, post-conflict state and most live far from the fighting. This doesn't mean the Incursion doesn't affect them as the ongoing conflict creates intense negative feedback through the collective neural network most Humans are connected to.

Only those who pilot the ANGELS, find themselves cut off and cast out of the system, forbidden from ever reconnecting for fear of bringing back the Rage. It is unknown why the OMEGA will be the last, but crafted for them are mysterious final adaptations of ANGELS.

Under the tutelage of the ALPHA, BETA, GAMMA, and EPSILON, they will become the warriors and guardians of the peace Humanity seeks as Hevan enters the final stages of its long journey through the stars to the Promised Land, where Humanity can finally exist without danger of being attacked by the Incursion.

Need Help With: Fleshing out the idea and seeing really who'd be interested in an idea like this. Was going through GAMA not too long ago and I really liked the feel of it, but I think doing something a bit more 'no holds barred' might actually work better for P2TM and taking it out of the modular upgrade mechanics system I always tried to do.

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Postby Forest State » Wed Apr 28, 2021 10:19 pm

Kassaran wrote:snip

I'd be interested in this ind of thing. Lemme know if you want any help with graphics or setting up a thread or anything like that. Also I've been messing around with 3D modeling some low poly stuff which might help with making exo-suit designs if you want to get more experimental with cataloging the equipment, not sure.
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Postby Kassaran » Wed Apr 28, 2021 10:49 pm

Forest State wrote:
Kassaran wrote:snip

I'd be interested in this ind of thing. Lemme know if you want any help with graphics or setting up a thread or anything like that. Also I've been messing around with 3D modeling some low poly stuff which might help with making exo-suit designs if you want to get more experimental with cataloging the equipment, not sure.

Sounds cool, I was mostly just thinking about styling the exo-suits around metaphors for heroes of the ancient myths and legends of the world. If you could like, switch between Babylonian, Egyptian, Greek, and Japanese, that'd be cool.
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Zarkenis Ultima wrote:Tristan noticed footsteps behind him and looked there, only to see Eric approaching and then pointing his sword at the girl. He just blinked a few times at this before speaking.

"Put that down, Mr. Eric." He said. "She's obviously not a chicken."
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Postby Forest State » Wed Apr 28, 2021 11:52 pm

Kassaran wrote:
Forest State wrote:I'd be interested in this ind of thing. Lemme know if you want any help with graphics or setting up a thread or anything like that. Also I've been messing around with 3D modeling some low poly stuff which might help with making exo-suit designs if you want to get more experimental with cataloging the equipment, not sure.

Sounds cool, I was mostly just thinking about styling the exo-suits around metaphors for heroes of the ancient myths and legends of the world. If you could like, switch between Babylonian, Egyptian, Greek, and Japanese, that'd be cool.

Any idea of what the visual look of them is going to be in terms of reference images and the like? There's a lot of ways to do that kind of thing, ranging from more blocky like such as Gundam type stuff to the more humanoid beastlike mechs in Eva. Of course I don't know the scale being worked with here and if it's true exo suits or if it's larger mecha style stuff.
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Forest State wrote:
Kassaran wrote:Sounds cool, I was mostly just thinking about styling the exo-suits around metaphors for heroes of the ancient myths and legends of the world. If you could like, switch between Babylonian, Egyptian, Greek, and Japanese, that'd be cool.

Any idea of what the visual look of them is going to be in terms of reference images and the like? There's a lot of ways to do that kind of thing, ranging from more blocky like such as Gundam type stuff to the more humanoid beastlike mechs in Eva. Of course I don't know the scale being worked with here and if it's true exo suits or if it's larger mecha style stuff.

Think on the scale of the iron-man suits. The technology mirrors weapons of the classical age, with most ancient weapons being redeveloped into the contemporary setting. There's multiple mythologies I'll be pulling from, to include the Greek, Norse, Hindu, Japanese, Egyptian, Persian, and Aztec to name a few. I made a quick sketch of a more Spartan-themed ANGELS power-suit. It really leans heavy into the Iron-man color theme though because that works for one like it. Made a little write-up to go with it.

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Hoplite class ANGELS "SPARTA"
Designed for Operator 'LEONITUS-OMEGA'
Armament consists of Plasma-Gladius, Laser-Lance (not pictured)
Defenses include Inertial Dampeners, Energy Buckler (Gauntlet-mounted)
Operational capabilities include Terminal Dampeners
Mission capabilities include E-WAR Antenna Array and Thermal Pulse Engines


Little lights on it are pulse-jets and whatnot for inertial dampening and gliding. Power draw comes from Hevan itself, so there's little need for excess power-packs. The suits basically run on aether as fuel. The Headdress on the helmet is the EWAR antennae array and whatnot. The light strip on the user's right gauntlet is there to tell them how much aether they've got to expend. Made most of this up as I was drawing it tbh.
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Zarkenis Ultima wrote:Tristan noticed footsteps behind him and looked there, only to see Eric approaching and then pointing his sword at the girl. He just blinked a few times at this before speaking.

"Put that down, Mr. Eric." He said. "She's obviously not a chicken."
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Great Confederacy of Commonwealth States wrote:Some of the world-building for the Western superhero-RP I am cooking up. Keep in mind, the history is written from the perspective of a 19th century upper class academic, and cannot be taken as literally true; just as the understanding of that day, with all the preconceived notions that brings with it. Notice the complete lack of discussion of any other social theory besides social Darwinism.

Hopefully people are still interested, then I will put up an actual OP somewhere this weekend.


Witches of the West

1890 – The American West is slowly but surely drawing to a close. The last holdouts of free Native American peoples are being crushed underfoot by the United States, slowly drawing itself together from coast to coast. Railroads crisscross the nation, carving a path through age-old mountains and ancient civilisations alike. The trains bring people, and businesses, and lawmen, and politicians, and the bill is slowly coming due for those who fled from either persecution or prosecution.

Among them are people with unique abilities or powers of their own. The name super-powered is as of yet only used in a few English-language academic articles on the subject. More commonly in academia, they are known as Homme Extraordinaire, following the pioneering French research on the subject. Those outside academia, however, use a term that has been used descriptively by the Church for centuries: Witches.

The American West still holds a few powerful individuals who have so far evaded employment by any government. At one time driven by ignorant persecution for their innate abilities, governments now seek them out for more immediate advantage, a part of the arms race that will come to dominate the early 20th century. The Frontier holds people from every corner of Europe and the US. Descendants of plantation slaves in the American South and Chinese railroad workers in the east, called witch-doctors for their non-western origin, also inhabit the region. The Federal Government, amongst others, seeks all.

That job is now yours. The War Department under secretary Redfield Proctor has put a bounty on the heads of five named individuals believed to be residing in the Utah-Colorado border regions. Meanwhile, the same department has sent a few of its own agents extraordinaire to Green River, where train service for the to-be-completed Denver-Salt Late City Line ends. One of the last unconnected tracts of United States land, it is a symbol for those still evading the reach of the War Department, and a show of force intended to flush out the last remaining individuals still not willing to help complete Manifest Destiny, and the American destiny beyond that.

You are part of that group of agents. Equipped with horses, provisions and weapons, as well as a carte blanche from the War Secretary, you are to locate these individuals and convince them, one way or another, to serve the US cause. During peace time, life of relative luxury awaits in New York, at the West Point campus. Living costs are provided for, and those present are only expected to follow officer training and subsequent courses. Their bounty is for their live capture, but be aware that, should they be unable to come willingly or otherwise, half-bounty is awarded for proof of their deaths.

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A history of Witchcraft

Historical research into Witchcraft is a tenuous business. Ancient Greek and Roman sources make mentions aplenty of supernatural events, but they involve both powers that have been observed in modern humans, and those who are believed to be beyond the ability of any human carrier. As such, ancient sources are to be mistrusted when concerning Homme Extraordinaire, or Homo Heros. Although it is confirmed by multiple sources that such individuals did exist, and especially that they were used to great effect by peoples opposing Roman conquest. It is believed that the density of Homo Heros was higher in ancient populations than in Dark Age populations, although absolute numbers have steadily risen with population increase.

The Dark Ages proved an unenlightened time for any Homme Extraordinaire. Prosecution of witches, both real and imagined, was extensive, especially after the 14th century plagues and following publication of the Malleus Malificarum, which called for the extermination of all sorcerers. Because the persecutions were so extensive, and executed with so little regard to the presumption of innocence and other fundamental legal principles, it is unknown how many Extraordinaires actually perished in the late middle ages, all throughout the early modern period. It is certain that some of those executed for sorcery must have had extranatural abilities, although the incompleteness of the archives leave much to be guessed about the ratio of innocents to actual Extraordinaires that were killed.

Societal views towards Homo Heros changed with the enlightenment. More and more writers pointed to the persecution of super-powered individuals as an example of irrational governance by divinely inspired monarchies. According to Hobbes, a true wise ruler would use the powers and knowledge given to him by science for rational governance. The leviathan would be able to wield these powers to the betterment of his own people and the destruction of his opponents. Other enlightened writers, such as Jean-Jacques Rousseau, rejected this, and pointed out the dangers these powerful individuals would have to a free society, and advised their expulsion.

It is at this moment that we must point out a strange and counter-intuitive fact about these special abilities. They do not seem to appear at random throughout the population. There are no records of super-powered monarchs throughout the entire modern period, for instance, and among noble families the affliction is exceedingly rare. Even among the proletariat, these abilities are not evenly distributed. In Europe, we find that these afflictions are most often found in minority populations. The Muslims of Bosnia and the Gypsies are among the most prolific creators, but the Poles too have a larger than average number among them. The protestants in Spain are also more represented, while those in Germany hardly produce at all. In that country, Catholics produce best, with the strange exception of the Kingdom of Bavaria. Outside Europe, however, the prevalence of Homo Heros is much greater, almost double that of any European population. While the Ottomans have a smaller representation overall, it is noticed that the division between the upper and lower classes in terms of production is not that noticeable. The question remains whether the lack of production by European upper classes is due to, as some social Darwinists claim, a stronger moral stock overall, or that the European upper class is more apt to hide the affliction, which is culturally associated with minorities.

Whatever the reason, while science and literature were more accepting of the affliction by the end of the 18th century, governments were still openly hostile. The start of the French revolution promised improvement, and many ancient laws were removed from the books. These attitudes shifted as the Revolution progressed and became more and more violent, with many outspoken proponents of liberty for Extraordinaires disappearing beneath the guillotine. It took until the ascent of Napoleon Bonaparte that these restrictions were lifted throughout the French empire, as he made remarkable use of their abilities throughout the war. According to some scholars, the Battle of Austerlitz was the first battle won by these powers, as many agree Bonaparte would have lost the battle had he not had access to some incredibly powerful soldiers.

Still, the defeat of Napoleon and the foundation of the Congress of Vienna meant a regression in the rights of Extraordinaires, as many nations slipped back into reactionary opposition. Extraordinaires were treated as inherently revolutionary and faced the same punitive justice, even if they were themselves not in any way politically involved. This only changed after 1848 with the rise of nationalism, and then, only for the same pragmatic reasons Napoleon had had: a single super-powered individual could, if properly utilised, equal a battery of cannon, without the need for horses or heavy equipment. The battle of Solferino during the Wars of Italian Unification was one of the first battles that truly used super-powered individuals on both sides, and the results were so devastating that they would lead to the foundation of the Red Cross.

That was more than thirty years ago. The world has changed dramatically since then. It is a new age of imperialism, colonialism and nationalism. The Dark Continent has been split up by the Congress of Berlin, and Europeans have slowly been making headway into the continent. Germany and Italy have unified, also representing a unification of the many super-powered individuals, with Italy leading the charge. Those Extraordinaires who were unwilling to partake in this exercise could either flee to the US or China, which had little patience for westerners. At first these refugees to the US were left in peace, but as they started to look abroad for more territorial expansion, the US too began to pick up their own army of witches. Those who lived along the east coast were quickly rounded up; those who could moved west in search of better fortunes.

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Postby Great Confederacy of Commonwealth States » Thu Apr 29, 2021 5:13 am

Madrinpoor wrote:
Great Confederacy of Commonwealth States wrote:Some of the world-building for the Western superhero-RP I am cooking up. Keep in mind, the history is written from the perspective of a 19th century upper class academic, and cannot be taken as literally true; just as the understanding of that day, with all the preconceived notions that brings with it. Notice the complete lack of discussion of any other social theory besides social Darwinism.

Hopefully people are still interested, then I will put up an actual OP somewhere this weekend.


Witches of the West

1890 – The American West is slowly but surely drawing to a close. The last holdouts of free Native American peoples are being crushed underfoot by the United States, slowly drawing itself together from coast to coast. Railroads crisscross the nation, carving a path through age-old mountains and ancient civilisations alike. The trains bring people, and businesses, and lawmen, and politicians, and the bill is slowly coming due for those who fled from either persecution or prosecution.

Among them are people with unique abilities or powers of their own. The name super-powered is as of yet only used in a few English-language academic articles on the subject. More commonly in academia, they are known as Homme Extraordinaire, following the pioneering French research on the subject. Those outside academia, however, use a term that has been used descriptively by the Church for centuries: Witches.

The American West still holds a few powerful individuals who have so far evaded employment by any government. At one time driven by ignorant persecution for their innate abilities, governments now seek them out for more immediate advantage, a part of the arms race that will come to dominate the early 20th century. The Frontier holds people from every corner of Europe and the US. Descendants of plantation slaves in the American South and Chinese railroad workers in the east, called witch-doctors for their non-western origin, also inhabit the region. The Federal Government, amongst others, seeks all.

That job is now yours. The War Department under secretary Redfield Proctor has put a bounty on the heads of five named individuals believed to be residing in the Utah-Colorado border regions. Meanwhile, the same department has sent a few of its own agents extraordinaire to Green River, where train service for the to-be-completed Denver-Salt Late City Line ends. One of the last unconnected tracts of United States land, it is a symbol for those still evading the reach of the War Department, and a show of force intended to flush out the last remaining individuals still not willing to help complete Manifest Destiny, and the American destiny beyond that.

You are part of that group of agents. Equipped with horses, provisions and weapons, as well as a carte blanche from the War Secretary, you are to locate these individuals and convince them, one way or another, to serve the US cause. During peace time, life of relative luxury awaits in New York, at the West Point campus. Living costs are provided for, and those present are only expected to follow officer training and subsequent courses. Their bounty is for their live capture, but be aware that, should they be unable to come willingly or otherwise, half-bounty is awarded for proof of their deaths.

(Image)

A history of Witchcraft

Historical research into Witchcraft is a tenuous business. Ancient Greek and Roman sources make mentions aplenty of supernatural events, but they involve both powers that have been observed in modern humans, and those who are believed to be beyond the ability of any human carrier. As such, ancient sources are to be mistrusted when concerning Homme Extraordinaire, or Homo Heros. Although it is confirmed by multiple sources that such individuals did exist, and especially that they were used to great effect by peoples opposing Roman conquest. It is believed that the density of Homo Heros was higher in ancient populations than in Dark Age populations, although absolute numbers have steadily risen with population increase.

The Dark Ages proved an unenlightened time for any Homme Extraordinaire. Prosecution of witches, both real and imagined, was extensive, especially after the 14th century plagues and following publication of the Malleus Malificarum, which called for the extermination of all sorcerers. Because the persecutions were so extensive, and executed with so little regard to the presumption of innocence and other fundamental legal principles, it is unknown how many Extraordinaires actually perished in the late middle ages, all throughout the early modern period. It is certain that some of those executed for sorcery must have had extranatural abilities, although the incompleteness of the archives leave much to be guessed about the ratio of innocents to actual Extraordinaires that were killed.

Societal views towards Homo Heros changed with the enlightenment. More and more writers pointed to the persecution of super-powered individuals as an example of irrational governance by divinely inspired monarchies. According to Hobbes, a true wise ruler would use the powers and knowledge given to him by science for rational governance. The leviathan would be able to wield these powers to the betterment of his own people and the destruction of his opponents. Other enlightened writers, such as Jean-Jacques Rousseau, rejected this, and pointed out the dangers these powerful individuals would have to a free society, and advised their expulsion.

It is at this moment that we must point out a strange and counter-intuitive fact about these special abilities. They do not seem to appear at random throughout the population. There are no records of super-powered monarchs throughout the entire modern period, for instance, and among noble families the affliction is exceedingly rare. Even among the proletariat, these abilities are not evenly distributed. In Europe, we find that these afflictions are most often found in minority populations. The Muslims of Bosnia and the Gypsies are among the most prolific creators, but the Poles too have a larger than average number among them. The protestants in Spain are also more represented, while those in Germany hardly produce at all. In that country, Catholics produce best, with the strange exception of the Kingdom of Bavaria. Outside Europe, however, the prevalence of Homo Heros is much greater, almost double that of any European population. While the Ottomans have a smaller representation overall, it is noticed that the division between the upper and lower classes in terms of production is not that noticeable. The question remains whether the lack of production by European upper classes is due to, as some social Darwinists claim, a stronger moral stock overall, or that the European upper class is more apt to hide the affliction, which is culturally associated with minorities.

Whatever the reason, while science and literature were more accepting of the affliction by the end of the 18th century, governments were still openly hostile. The start of the French revolution promised improvement, and many ancient laws were removed from the books. These attitudes shifted as the Revolution progressed and became more and more violent, with many outspoken proponents of liberty for Extraordinaires disappearing beneath the guillotine. It took until the ascent of Napoleon Bonaparte that these restrictions were lifted throughout the French empire, as he made remarkable use of their abilities throughout the war. According to some scholars, the Battle of Austerlitz was the first battle won by these powers, as many agree Bonaparte would have lost the battle had he not had access to some incredibly powerful soldiers.

Still, the defeat of Napoleon and the foundation of the Congress of Vienna meant a regression in the rights of Extraordinaires, as many nations slipped back into reactionary opposition. Extraordinaires were treated as inherently revolutionary and faced the same punitive justice, even if they were themselves not in any way politically involved. This only changed after 1848 with the rise of nationalism, and then, only for the same pragmatic reasons Napoleon had had: a single super-powered individual could, if properly utilised, equal a battery of cannon, without the need for horses or heavy equipment. The battle of Solferino during the Wars of Italian Unification was one of the first battles that truly used super-powered individuals on both sides, and the results were so devastating that they would lead to the foundation of the Red Cross.

That was more than thirty years ago. The world has changed dramatically since then. It is a new age of imperialism, colonialism and nationalism. The Dark Continent has been split up by the Congress of Berlin, and Europeans have slowly been making headway into the continent. Germany and Italy have unified, also representing a unification of the many super-powered individuals, with Italy leading the charge. Those Extraordinaires who were unwilling to partake in this exercise could either flee to the US or China, which had little patience for westerners. At first these refugees to the US were left in peace, but as they started to look abroad for more territorial expansion, the US too began to pick up their own army of witches. Those who lived along the east coast were quickly rounded up; those who could moved west in search of better fortunes.

Is the OOC up?


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Postby Forest State » Thu Apr 29, 2021 5:49 am

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Forest State wrote:Any idea of what the visual look of them is going to be in terms of reference images and the like? There's a lot of ways to do that kind of thing, ranging from more blocky like such as Gundam type stuff to the more humanoid beastlike mechs in Eva. Of course I don't know the scale being worked with here and if it's true exo suits or if it's larger mecha style stuff.

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Ah, I see. Yeah, I could give it a try seeing how something like that looks in 3D in the next couple of days, it's a little easier to make big stuff compared to an iron man sized suit mainly because more humanoid shapes have the uncanny valley effect, but the basic shapes aren't too hard with power armor type designs usually.
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Postby Kassaran » Thu Apr 29, 2021 11:27 am

Forest State wrote:
Kassaran wrote:snip

Ah, I see. Yeah, I could give it a try seeing how something like that looks in 3D in the next couple of days, it's a little easier to make big stuff compared to an iron man sized suit mainly because more humanoid shapes have the uncanny valley effect, but the basic shapes aren't too hard with power armor type designs usually.

It doesn't need to be too small. I mean, even something along the scale of the JC Avatar power suits would work. A little over three meters in size and with enough reasonable mass to make their entrance/appearance impressive enough.
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Great Confederacy of Commonwealth States wrote:
Madrinpoor wrote:Is the OOC up?


No, I didn't manage this weekend. But next weekend I will, luckily enough.

Great! I'm excited. This looks cool.
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Postby Talchyon » Thu Apr 29, 2021 4:11 pm

Madrinpoor wrote:
Great Confederacy of Commonwealth States wrote:
No, I didn't manage this weekend. But next weekend I will, luckily enough.

Great! I'm excited. This looks cool.


I agree. No clue on a power or powerset right now, so I'll get something figured out.
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Postby Great Confederacy of Commonwealth States » Thu Apr 29, 2021 4:34 pm

Madrinpoor wrote:
Great Confederacy of Commonwealth States wrote:
No, I didn't manage this weekend. But next weekend I will, luckily enough.

Great! I'm excited. This looks cool.

Thanks! I hope the setting will draw the kind of story I wish to tell with people. Morally dubious, with nobodu involved really winning but still two sides competing against one another.

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Madrinpoor wrote:Great! I'm excited. This looks cool.


I agree. No clue on a power or powerset right now, so I'll get something figured out.


Anything would be fine, I think. That might be the beauty of the semi-survival setting with the intrigue element; people who can conjure water from nowhere might be as useful, if not more so, than people who can shoot lightning from their fingertips.
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Postby Talchyon » Thu Apr 29, 2021 4:59 pm

Great Confederacy of Commonwealth States wrote:
Madrinpoor wrote:Great! I'm excited. This looks cool.

Thanks! I hope the setting will draw the kind of story I wish to tell with people. Morally dubious, with nobodu involved really winning but still two sides competing against one another.


Why stick at only two? A three way battle could be interesting too.

Great Confederacy of Commonwealth States wrote:
Talchyon wrote:
I agree. No clue on a power or powerset right now, so I'll get something figured out.


Anything would be fine, I think. That might be the beauty of the semi-survival setting with the intrigue element; people who can conjure water from nowhere might be as useful, if not more so, than people who can shoot lightning from their fingertips.


A water manipulator could be interesting. I played one years ago and loved it.
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Postby Illegal Planets » Fri Apr 30, 2021 7:19 am

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Postby Winiscia » Fri Apr 30, 2021 11:50 am

Hey!

I'm trying to get back into this after several years away. I just kind of wanted to introduce myself and see what was happening. I'd like to start a Dune themed RP (I'm sure that's been done before), including all the obvious themes of interplanetary relations, economics, and the tensions between tradition and change, but I'm also eager to jump into other stuff as well!

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Postby New Antarcticania » Sat May 01, 2021 12:01 pm

Winiscia wrote:Hey!

I'm trying to get back into this after several years away. I just kind of wanted to introduce myself and see what was happening. I'd like to start a Dune themed RP (I'm sure that's been done before), including all the obvious themes of interplanetary relations, economics, and the tensions between tradition and change, but I'm also eager to jump into other stuff as well!

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Postby New Antarcticania » Sat May 01, 2021 5:40 pm

RP INTEREST AND FEEDBACK REQUEST
Please provide as much detail as possible.
    RP's Overarching Concept: Smugglers, moonshiners, and crime bosses running bootlegging operations in a future ran by a prohibitionist Space confederacy,
    Genre/s: Sci-fi/Space
    Character or Faction Based: Hybrid
    Detailed Description:
[b]Need Help With: 2029, the year when the Confederacy of United Sectors (CONUSC) effective immeditaly, outlawed the production, sale, and consumption of alchohol, that was a year ago. Now, the market for illegal alchohol has never been higher, Some turn to Buying pure fruit juice and fashioning homemade wine. Some turned to secretly buying surplus alcohol, produced by companies that were out of business the moment prohibition was in effect. But perhaps the most popular method was the old fashioned way, Deals in shady alleys, bars and watering holes behind concealed walls and piles of crates, and stashes hidden in derelict warehouses and abandoned slums. But behind the train of illegal bars and smuggling runs, there is the engine that drives it- mini Stills and breweries hidden in crashed starships and abandoned buildings, frieghters weaving through security checkpoints. contacts, watering holes, Violence, evasion, business.
In Last hour at the Moonshine still, you are one of these engines, build breweries, speakeasies, hideouts. Gather wealth, and avoid the law- hire things to enforce territory, battle with other bootleggers, and become the king. From the detestable slum-worlds to the posh luxury hive colonies in the sector-
The sector of Aviaion Gamma.


Need Help With: interest check, attracting people to the rp, just improving it in general

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This week: Antartican forces lifts siege on Communist Sharfari capital/New Fleet carrier added to Antartican People's navy/ New prototype tanks deployed to Sharfari front/ New stand issue Assult rifle introduced to Antartican troops.

New Antarctica officialy does not recognize the Geneva convention
Please buy my factories: viewtopic.php?f=6&t=494815
Corprate warfare simulator 2087: viewtopic.php?f=31&t=502253
MT Bordering PMT

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