All members of the region of The Forgotten Lands who telegram the OP Rhydin will be permitted to participate in this roleplay thread.
If you are not a member of the region, but would like to participate, contact the OP via telegram for more information and what may be involved or allowed.
This roleplay may contain mature themes and suggestive dialogue. Reader discretion is cautioned throughout the story.
The Isle of Elysium was that of a modified Enyaill Iresa (Ocean Home), a civilian version that a corporation within the Hegemony offered to select buyers. While it still offered a place for scientists and workers, it's primary residents were naval personnel. Its unique design permiting the simultaneous application of wind, solar, and tidal energy generation technologies, thereby making it truly ‘off-grid’. Peaking at a depth of four-hundred meters, its ample space provides for a comfortable living and working environment, including space for shops, restaurants, gardens, and recreation.
Rainwater is harvested in the inner vortex and gravity fed to the water purification system at the base. Mechanical systems and emergency freshwater storage basins are in the deepest portion of the structure. The first two levels of the facility's vortex are dedicated to circulation, logistical needs and commerce. Intermediate levels accommodate long-term residents, oceanic experts, guests and residential quarters totaling as many as thirty-thousand people. The deepest levels are dedicated to a scientific research and development center for the production of advanced technologies.
It sat within the wide expanse of the North Ocean of The Forgotten Lands realm. It moved periodically, but for now remained where it was, for the purposes of diplomacy and trade with the exterior nations that existed beyond the realm of some of the other, larger, more well known ones. As an artificial platform that defied traditional ideas of such facilities, the Isle of Elysium was just another technological advantage that had come to be expected of Rhydin.
While included in this serene arrangement, is the defense network, the shipyards, and so forth. Elysium boasting an impressive underwater network of defenses as well as above level emplacements. Lyran armaments used as that is the basis for most of the Rhydin surface fleet and the Regular Army. This consisted of LY300 Manticores, LY471 Skyguard Battery's, and Iron Heart SAMs. A significant surface presence was made by the RIRN's usage of eight Lyran Hatchet-class modular multi-role frigates and four Lyran Longsword-class Supercapital Guided Missile Warships.
Under the gentle surface, forty-eight SLR-81 "Hades" Supercavitating 25mm Gattling Cannons, and twenty-four SLR-81 "Hellfire" Supercavitating 18mm Gattling Cannons. Supporting these, is twenty-two Mk 95M Plasma torpedoes launchers. On standby, six squadrons of subfighters to aid in combat beyond. These in turn supported by the 77th RIRN Reactionary-Fleet which consists of one Reverence Class SBC, six Chiana SSN's, and two Silinrul SCVN's.
The centerpiece of the design features a double-hulled vortex with both hulls being clad in reinforced glass, where each of the floor levels are essentially a layering of concentric rings ranging in size from 30,000 m² down to 600 m². Inclinators riding along the inner structural ribs provide for vertical/diagonal transportation between floors. Total floor area of the entire structure (levels, radial arms, barriers) is approximately 212,000 m² (or roughly 40 football fields). In addition to using vertical axis wind turbines, electrical energy is also collected by solar means.
Two applications of solar glazing are used: the first, a semi-transparent solar window is used facing the open-air, inner vortex; the second, a glass with a printed array of solar cells spaced to create partial shading, is used as a solar pergola or roof material. Furthermore, underwater nacelle’s function both as tidal generators when the structure is anchored and as thrusters for propulsion when Elysium is under way. The structure manages undersea pressures and stresses by virtue of its shape.
The radial arms feature a pedestrian upper level and a transit system on the lower level to access to the outer protective barriers. The barriers create an inner harbor, port of which next to such, a quadruple set of shipyards of approximately 1.25 km in diameter, accommodating the needs of even the world’s largest ships.Currently the barriers also carry a security feature. Incoming vessels can transmit a clearance code, thereby allowing their passengers and cargo to be transported within the Isle's embrace.
On hand to inspect the vessels and escort dignitaries the meeting area, was that of the RIRN Special Taskforces Legion. Highly trained commandos overseen by the elite of the elites, the Bladedancers. Once within their grasp, one would be taken along one of the many paths that lead to a main thoroughfare of a sort. From there one could see the various shops, and eateries before the path would lead away and down, into the bowels one might say. It had the feeling of being a storage area on the exterior, but once past the drop down cargo door came another set of doors and within these resided a pair of guards with biometric scanners and so forth. A second set of doors would open to reveal a luxurious space.
The interior continued an almost sterile theme of ivory walls. A singular nucleus furniture piece rested within the middle of the space. A futuristic octagon that had no center. The result is a special object that combines multiple characteristics, such as its dynamic appearance, an unconventional supporting structure and intelligent functionality in a single velvety piece of handmade furniture. Derived from the form of the boardroom near the central array of the Isle of Elysium, the shape of the table does not evoke the usual conference situation at all. In fact, a dry business meeting starts to become a dive on a deep-water ray as the ocean's light peers through the many window slits that wrap about the area itself.
There at the head of the table, waiting for guests to arrive, stood two very unique people. Firstly, the a woman who had been to Ghant recently, the alien like Yanna Ke'la Velven, Countess of the Daika Ward, and member of the Imperial Council, servicing the Hegemony of Rhydin. Sensual, flowing transitions and warm, organic materials, which have been contoured and shaped against the three-dimensional veneer of a human frame, with clearly-defined metallic and plastic that offered a cool and technical feel. The transitions between organic, metal and synthetic materials a hallmark of the Rhydinian's as well.
She was not alone. A collection of Rhydinian military figures were also present. Admiral De'Raz Vlos Elemmiire of the Rhydin Imperial Republic Navy, the officer who held the lines at Karthay. His uniform was dark blue in color, trimmed with a soft white. General Garen Hallas Daist, of the Rhydin Imperial Republic Army, his uniform was of an ebony hue, serving to further the militaristic nature of the RIRAS. A man whose reputation was well known in Karthay, having been the one to order the deployment of Canini ground troops into the fight, staving off the Takhisian's and others from a fair beachhead landing amongst others. He had worked with the Orycto General Snag-Ear on delaying and hit and run tactics against the unified forces that had landed at the southern port.
Yanna slowly moved, with a grace that bespoke of an unnaturalness to her very being. Welcome, one and all to the Gathering once more. There will be many agendas to be filled, and many more guests to arrive. Do enjoy your stay.