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Unto the Breach: A Gate RP (OOC|Open|Fantasy-MT)

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Should we introduce more magic into the Imperial Army?

Yes make it quite common but not too strong on average.
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25%
No, it doesn't make sense and would ruin immersion.
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No votes
Only very rarely, but have mages be more powerful.
27
53%
Have magic opponents, but not part of the Imperial Army.
7
14%
No for other reasons.
1
2%
Other (say your idea in the OOC)
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Unto the Breach: A Gate RP (OOC|Open|Fantasy-MT)

Postby Bentus » Thu Mar 23, 2017 1:52 pm

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“And so they fought."

Unto the Breach: A Gate RP
Operation Forward Unto Dawn: United Nations Expeditionary Force
Inspired by Tophat’s The Way Forward.
Hi, and welcome to a soft reboot of Tophat Empire's The Way Forward: A GATE RP. This is an RP based upon the GATE anime/manga by Takumi Yanai, but no worries if you've never seen/heard of it (I didn't before the original either). I really enjoyed the premise of the anime and manga, but really felt that it fell short on its potential - needlessly devolving into a propaganda-fest with cardboard cut-out goodies and badies. The premise is that a portal to another world has opened in the heart of the city of Stockholm, with what appeared to be an army straight out of fantasy fiction spilling out and indiscriminately attacking innocent civilians in an abhorrent and unprovoked attempted invasion. While the dragons, orcs and knights of the invaders eventually proved to be no match for the Swedish military, thousands still died in the attack and the world demanded action. Sweden asks the United Nations to organise an international coalition to travel beyond the gate to identify and defeat the invaders, exacting just reparations while ensuring peace into the future. When the RP starts, the expedition has established a foothold on 'Alnus Hill', where the Gate on the other side is located and have fought off a determined offensive from the invaders - known as the Empire to the natives. In doing so, the UN has proven its conventional superiority, decimating the force that was many times its size, and is now preparing to launch long-term reconnaissance missions behind enemy lines, which is where our characters come in.

In the RP, you can choose to apply as a member of the UN expedition (be that a soldier, an embedded reporter, a scientist, engineer, civil affairs officer, intelligence officer or whatever) or as a native of what is being called the 'Special Region'. If you apply as a native, I ask that you remember that Earth is above and beyond more technologically advanced than anything they could have seen in the past - even with magic at their disposal. The focus of the RP will be on the UN however, so if you want to be a native not in contact with the UN, it will be significantly more difficult to interact with the plot. The characters will help determine the future of both of the worlds as the UN, discovering its clear superiority, must decide what its role in the Special Region is: an invader, a peacekeeper, a conqueror? All the while interests back on Earth seek to tug the mission in their own directions to help achieve their own goals.



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The Bare Neccesities

January 2nd, 2017: the day that changed two worlds.

The world awoke to images of the attack on Stockholm plastered across their screens. Millions sat glued to the feeds, unable to turn away. There are a few days in each generation that become seared into the collective memory, but January 2nd was to be a day that came to define even more than that. It was a scene of bloodshed and horror, of innocents running in terror rather than be cut down where they stood. Police dispatches, initially expecting to face a small terrorist cell, came face to face with a sight that beggared belief, that defied comprehension. Glistening knights and cavalry, shielded phalanxes and green-skinned beasts arrayed in an army many time their number.

Outnumbered and woefully unprepared, the police were forced onto the backfoot, retreating along with the civilians they fought desperately to protect. Uniformed officers were run down by warriors on horseback, fleeing mobs were slaughtered by hails of arrows, and entire buildings were set ablaze by the marauding force, all while the world watched. It took hours before the military could mobilise a concerted defence, the deafening boom of supersonic jets and the steady thumping of rotor blades signalling the arrival of the Defence Forces. The invaders, dressed in plate armour and armed with steel-tipped arrows, didn’t stand a chance against machine gun fire and rockets. But by the time the military and police had mopped up the last stragglers, declaring the city secure, the damage had already been done. Official estimates put the death toll at more than 2000 souls, with even more injured and missing, and that’s even before considering the slaughtered invaders.

As the shock and horror subsided, the grief began to give way to anger as the world demanded action. The Swedish military declared the entire city centre as off-limits, revealing to the world their discovery of the Gate: a portal that had appeared from thin air, opening as a passage from which the invaders marched. The government called upon the world to join it in an expedition through the structure, to band together as a single people to stand firm and ensure that such a tragedy would never happen again.

And the world answered.

Desolate and abandoned in the days following the invasion, Stockholm’s city centre transformed into a hub of activity as military forces gathered from around the world under the banner of the United Nations. National divisions were pushed aside as a grand coalition was being formed: Swedish soldiers welcomed American marines, while Russian forces disembarked from their transports. The UN force was composed of some the best the world had to offer, and by the coming of March, they were ready to embark into the unknown. Passing through the gate, the UN force immediately encountered hostile resistance, hardly able even to pause for a breath in the new world before the people of Earth engaged in their first battle across the Gate. A month of combat followed, the expedition digging itself in and fortifying its position as the native army threw itself against them to no avail. Thousands of native soldiers died in one of the greatest military coups in history, their overwhelming numbers doing little against the advanced technology of Earth.

Now, with their base on Alnus Hill secured for the time being, the UN forces are preparing to mount their first reconnaissance missions into this new world.

Who are you in this story, a soldier of earth, sent as a explorer and soldiers. Or maybe a citizen on whatever lies on the other side. How will you shape the history that is being made, for both worlds?
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Character App:
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[u][b]Operation Forward until Dawn: UN Personnel File[/b][/u]
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 [align=center][b]Required Information[/b][/align]

[b]Name|Rank|Role:[/b]
(The name of your character|The rank requested within UN force, or the rank in the special region|The role your character carries within the UN force or the Special Region.)

[b]Age|Height|Weight:[/b]
(Age restriction of 18 to 60 for earth characters, no limit for Special Region characters. Height & Weight should match up each other, and compliment Age.)

[b]Allegiance|Character Class:[/b]
(Simple enough)

[b]Magic Sensitivity:[/b]
(Choice of Maxi, Micro or Null, humans from earth are always Null)

[b]D.O.B|Birthplace|Nationality[/b]
(Date of Birth|City, State/Province and Nation born in|Citizenship of particular Nation)

[b]Sex|Sexuality:[/b]
(Male or Female)|(Hetero, Bi, Homosexual ect)

[b]Appearance Image & Description:[/b] [align=center][img](place URL here)[/img][/align]
(Straight forward. Gives you and the other players a way to visualize the character.)

[b]Biography:[/b](If personality is the lifeblood of your character, this is its heart. A text wall isn't need, but one, two, maybe a few grammatical paragraphs might be nice.)

[b]Personality:[/b] (The lifeblood of a character. But since I have faith that one is best created IC'ly, this is optional.)

[align=center][u]Non-Required Information[/u][/align]

[b]Past Occupations, Positions, Roles, Ranks and Achievements:[/b] (What are past doings and achievements has your character been a part of?)

[b]Equipment:[/b] (For players who don't like stock class load-outs. What are you packing? Walking around naked and penniless is not an option. All chosen things must exists. If left empty ill assume you carry standard kit of your nation)
[list]
[*]Default Main Weapon & Specials: (Your primary weapon. Never go on patrol without it.)
[*]Default Sidearm: (Your secondary weapon. Consider your characters class when choosing)
[*]Additional Munitions: (Grenades, Explosive's, melee weapons & the like)
[*]Uniform Model: (UN soldiers wear Special Region Universal Camo Pattern, SRUCP, as standard)
[*]Misc. & Other Stuff:(Favorite cigarette brand, mp3 player, personal items, puppies? Whatever you can think of)[/list]

[b]Moral Alignment:[/b] ( How your character will most likely make a situation work, and how they will react to a situation by trying. Basic DnD alignment grid. While chosen alignment will not rule black and white over choices, it should influence them strongly.)

[b]Likes:[/b] (It’s a nice way of boxing in a character, and a good addition for yourself and others.)

[b]Dislikes:[/b]( It’s a nice way of boxing in a character, and a good addition for yourself and others.)

[b]Theme Song:[/b] (For those aurally minded, or just dramatic like me, a song is always nice. Gives ambiance and adds atmosphere to your character. Will be added to the Official Soundtrack for use in Gamermaster IC Posts)

[b]Leave This In Your App:[/b]
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Faction App:
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[b][size=120]Faction Name here[/size][/b]
(Description of faction here, try to limit to a paragraph or two. Consider this as a brief summary or blurb, no need to include a full fledged history or the like which can be developed IC, rather focus on presenting a holistic view of the faction's goals and influence on the world/characters)


The Empire
The dominant force on the Continent of Falmart within the Special Region, the Empire is a grand state ruled by an aristocracy and a semi-elected Senate composed of nobility - although the Emperor himself retains absolute authority. It wields the largest, most powerful military on the Continent and its conquests and vassalisation of many of its neighbours are a source of great national pride. The war chests and tributes from its many conquests have gone to great public works efforts in its core cities that have made them glistening gems of the world, testaments to human superiority. It is primarily a human state, with Imperial nobility primarily human save for vassalised non-human kingdoms. Non-humans are usually treated as second-class citizens, above only slaves, especially those who were conquered forcefully and refused to surrender to the Empire's clear might. In terms of land area, the massive Empire is comparable to the historical Mongol Empire in terms of size, and can mobilise an impressive amount of manpower and economic clout compared to its rivals in the Special Region. When the Gate on Alnus Hill opened, the Empire saw an opportunity for further expansion and sent a force through in a preemptive strike. The results have thus far proven catastrophic, and while the propaganda machine of the Empire coupled with the slow communication speed of prevailing technology has kept most of its citizens in the dark of the scale of its losses against the UN, the Empire is quickly shifting itself to a major war footing as it seeks to battle for its very survival, its enemies looking on as the great state of the Continent seems to have bitten off more than it can chew.

The United Nations
Founded in 1945 following the Second World War, the United Nations has grown into the largest intergovernmental organisation in human history. With 193 member states and a stated goal to promote peace and stability throughout the world through international cooperation. While the UN does not field a military or act as a state in and of itself, it can call upon member states to deploy peacekeeping forces as requested by the Security Council although over time it has increasingly taken on the burden of social and economic development as well as global security. Headquartered in New York within the United States of America, the United Nations is the primary organisation responsible for overseeing the Peacekeeping operation within the Special Region, the largest such UN operation since the Korean War. The member-state of Sweden is the de-facto lead of the operation since the operation centres for the deployment are based upon its territories, although it is a highly multi-national effort. While the UN has been praised as a force for good - having received the Nobel Peace Prize in 2001 - it has also been criticised as a corrupt, ineffectual bureaucracy that seeks to maintain the status quo. While the UN can technically claim a collective territorial expanse, economic and military power that dwarves that of the Empire, it is divided among its member states. Even this early into the operation, behind the scenes divisions are forming between the decentralised UN member states as some seek to better position themselves or take advantage of the opportunities presented by the Special Region. Time will tell if the UN will maintain its unified stance as time goes on, or whether its role as a peacekeeper in the Special Region will give way to new, updated goals.

The Green Priest Order and the Taldani World Forest
The Green Priest Order is the dominant political force in the province of Omashu, an integrated territory within the Empire that was claimed from the vassal Kingdom of Alguna. The Order is a peaceful society composed of individuals bonded with the Taldani seeking to spread knowledge throughout the world while collecting it within their libraries. They are a charitable group who organise schools for the underprivileged and advanced academies for those in power and are paid handomsely for their services as communicators, with their use of the Taldani allowing them to transmit messages across vast distances instantaneously. The Taldani are (or is) an ancient species of tree, stretching back into the eons of history and beyond as a constant presence upon the world. They are a race driven by the insatiable desire to consume and record knowledge. Whilst individual Taldani come in innumerous shapes and sizes to fulfil various different niches and roles – from the gargantuan Taldani upon whose branches entire settlements are built, to small but hardy sapplings that are carried across the continent with the Green Priests – they are all truthfully a single organism. The Taldani can only be accurately described as a collective mind with a seemingly infinite capacity to absorb and accumulate knowledge. It is this fact of their existence that enables them to be able to communicate instantaneously and share information between themselves no matter the physical gulf that may divide them – as in essence no single Taldani is an individual. However, whilst the Taldani is conscious and has apparently no limit to its reservoirs of memory and knowledge, it lacks the ability to create and innovate – at least on any timescale noticeable to mortal beings. Very inward-facing, the Taldani exists as a collection of thoughts and recollections, the vast majority of which are inconsequential. This has resulted in them engaging in symbiotic relationships with other beings – the Green Priests. Through a bonding ceremony that fundamentally changes the creature involved, the Taldani mind opens itself to an outsider. These Green Priests can commune with the Taldani, interacting with the slow mind that results from the sum of its parts, and communicate with one another over impossible distances by using contact with the Taldani as a medium. Whilst the Green Priest gains access to the single largest repository of knowledge and information in all of creation, the Taldani gain access to individuals who can ‘catalogue’ its great stores and make sense of its knowledge.

Gahnospinel Mining Company
The Gahnospinel Mining Company is one of the most influential privately-owned entities both within the Empire and without. Rising from the ashes of the Tourmaline Mining Company, the firm has expanded to harvest anything found in the earth, from rocks to metals to gemstones to artifacts. In many ways a guild, government, and corporation, the Company has its own militia and personal interests. The Gahnospinel Mining Company has always been at odds with most elves and their environmentalist policies, but the Company is quite tolerant of and employs members of all other species, including humans, giants, intelligent beasts, warrior bunnies, drow, and even turncoat elves. Each race has its function within the Company, and leadership could come from anywhere. Currently, the Company is run by the Daskalarchy, a group of the smartest and most experienced members of the firm. They often train newcomers how to mine and prospective leaders how to run the Company. The Company has a number of tools and equipment that couldn't be found anywhere in the Empire, but their technology is constrained to Malthusian limitations, meaning that their prosperity is linked only to the land they possess and the number of workers under their command. As a result, the Company often recruited the scum of society to work in low-level jobs.
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Postby Bentus » Thu Mar 23, 2017 1:52 pm

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[22:07] <SergalKashra> it's not a matter that i can't think up something
[22:07] <SergalKashra> it's getting thoughts to screen
[22:07] <Avlana_> Oh
[22:07] <Avlana_> Try typing
[22:07] * Avlana_ nods
[22:07] * SergalKashra stabs Avlana_ in the knee

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Postby Zjaum » Thu Mar 23, 2017 1:55 pm

Should previous characters make new applications?

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Postby Boejoe » Thu Mar 23, 2017 2:03 pm

This seems interesting.
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Postby Bentus » Thu Mar 23, 2017 2:04 pm

Zjaum wrote:Should previous characters make new applications?

Tag, of course. Good to be back!


Hi Zjaum ;) And yes. Probably should put that in the rules.

You can pretty much copy-paste your original app if you'd like - but include details on what the character has done since the initial arrival of the UN force (it's basically been a month since the original RP) so we know what was retconned and what was not.
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"Though I fly through the valley of Death, I shall fear no evil. For I am at the Karman line and climbing." - Bentusi SABRE motto

[22:07] <SergalKashra> it's not a matter that i can't think up something
[22:07] <SergalKashra> it's getting thoughts to screen
[22:07] <Avlana_> Oh
[22:07] <Avlana_> Try typing
[22:07] * Avlana_ nods
[22:07] * SergalKashra stabs Avlana_ in the knee

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Postby The Florence Union » Thu Mar 23, 2017 2:05 pm

Tactical tag incoming.
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Postby Zjaum » Thu Mar 23, 2017 2:41 pm

So, essentially, this is going to start off exactly where the last RP left?
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But seriously, aside from the population and GDP, just assume that my NS stats are roughly accurate.

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Postby Wheatley Laboratories » Thu Mar 23, 2017 2:48 pm

Ooh, intresting. Tag!
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Postby Bentus » Thu Mar 23, 2017 2:54 pm

Zjaum wrote:So, essentially, this is going to start off exactly where the last RP left?


In generalities, yes. The UN is preparing a recon expedition into the Special Region from its Firebase on Alnus Hill, having fought off the Imperial attempts to dislodge their foothold. Player characters can choose to be a part of this mission or opt to remain at the firebase. Specific events in the prior RP however, are not-cannon unless the players involved wish for them to be (i.e. new players don't need to read the original).
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"Though I fly through the valley of Death, I shall fear no evil. For I am at the Karman line and climbing." - Bentusi SABRE motto

[22:07] <SergalKashra> it's not a matter that i can't think up something
[22:07] <SergalKashra> it's getting thoughts to screen
[22:07] <Avlana_> Oh
[22:07] <Avlana_> Try typing
[22:07] * Avlana_ nods
[22:07] * SergalKashra stabs Avlana_ in the knee

How Roleplays Die <= Good read for anyone interested in OPing

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Postby Zjaum » Thu Mar 23, 2017 3:33 pm

Operation Forward until Dawn: UN Personnel File
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[code]Required Information


Name|Rank|Role: Haapsalu Argyrix|Daskalarch (Baron)|Retired mining tycoon/mercenary veteran

Age|Height|Weight: 200|1 meter, flat|50 kg

Allegiance|Character Class: lawful evil|paladin

Magic Sensitivity:Micro

D.O.B|Birthplace|Nationality1034 IY|K'shim-poia, Eastern Imperial Territory, Unterritory|Dual Citizenship: Imperial and Zjaumit

Sex|Sexuality:Male|Heterosexual

Appearance Image & Description:
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Past Occupations, Positions, Roles, Ranks and Achievements: The Great Mountain Ransack (the leveling and subsequent harvesting of Mount K'soi-ko), establishment and leadership of the Gahnospinel Mining Company, the co-founding of New Gahnospinel.

Equipment: [It technically is the standard loadout of my nation, but oh well]
Default Main Weapon & Specials: Spear
Default Sidearm: A pair of tomahawks, shield
Additional Munitions: N/A
Uniform Model: Two robes, one over the other.
Misc. & Other Stuff: Enjoys hiking, and carries around a few gemstones with him for toying around.

Moral Alignment: Lawful evil. Always assume there is a way around things; it is possible both to rush in and have a plan, so long as you are well-stocked. That said, always be ready for improvisation. There is no folly in that so long as you are keely aware and smart! You will find me at the front of the line, but I'll take what is left of the treasure when everyone's had their share.

Biography:
This is the long version. Haapsalu Argyrix was book-smart. His book-smartedness made him rather unfit for the harsh climate of dwarven mining, but he landed a job at the Tourmaline Mining Company. Instead of mining for ore, though, he salvaged artifacts in the deep, impressing his superiors and making him one of the most valuable members of the team. A raid from a group of environmentalist wood elves brought an end to Haapsalu's good fortune, however, as they brought down the mountain, killing the company most of the dwarves inside. Haapsalu's wit and intelligence saved his life but did not quell his newfound hatred of elves.

He married a giantess (not Okoya), and set off for the Unterritory frontier. There, he found a vein of molybdenum, and soon created a monopoly in the area and became quite rich, forming the Gahnospinel Mining Company. All the while, he was very active in the dwarf-elf relations that blew up after the Tourmaline incident, engaging in... questionable activities, to be embellished later. His pasttime was, and still is, astronomy and meteorology. When his lover died, he fell into grief, perhaps to madness (he believes that his wife still walks by his side on occasion). He retired and set out to wander the forests of Unterritory in search of adventure.


Personality: Cynical bastard. Always assume there is a way around things; it is possible both to rush in and have a plan, so long as you are well-stocked. That said, always be ready for improvisation. There is no folly in that so long as you are keely aware and smart! You will find me at the front of the line, but I'll take what is left of the treasure when everyone's had their share.

Likes: When a plan comes together, outwitting the enemy, astronomy, meteorology, explaining things, business and industry, justice, but not necessarily money.

Dislikes: Getting dirty, with no good way to wash.

Theme Song: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H841uTdr5S0

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Operation Forward until Dawn; UN Personnel File
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Required Information


Name|Rank|Role: Okoya Bren-So|Supervisor General|new business leader of the Gahnospinel Mining Company

Age|Height|Weight: 20|5 meters|2 metric tonnes

Allegiance|Character Class: loyal to the Gahnospinel Mining Company|Giantish Rogue

Magic Sensitivity: Null

D.O.B|Birthplace|Nationality Winter Solstice|Giants' Plain, Unterritory|None, has worker's pass from Gahnospinel Mining Company.

Sex|Sexuality:Female|Heterosexual, but not interested in a relationship

Appearance Image & Description:
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Non-Required Information


Past Occupations, Positions, Roles, Ranks and Achievements: Nobility of the Bren-So Tribe, thief, worked up the ranks of the Gahnospinel Mining Company

Equipment: A variety of gemstones, a basic gambeson robe.
  • Default Main Weapon & Specials: If a tree is available, the trunk.
  • Default Sidearm: If not, her fists.
  • Additional Munitions: If stones are available, stones.
  • Uniform Model: Same robe.
  • Misc. & Other Stuff:Will not part with her gemstones, under any circumstance.

Moral Alignment: neutral {possibly chaotic} good.

Biography:
She used to be the top of her world. The daughter of the chieftain of the illustrious Bren-So Tribe, she was revered by the masses, almost to the point of worship. She was raised to look down on the masses, even those who worked up to her status. When she turned 13, she was given royal family heirlooms: a dazzling yellow tourmaline, which she would keep for the rest of her life.

Yet something was wrong. As her privilege would permit, she would often travel far away from her home, to other tribes and factions. She saw industrious woodcutters, talented craftsmen, and seemingly-magical businesses. Unbeknownst to the entire Bren-So tribe, she began to work for a stone quarry, and her enormous size and power proved to be valuable assets to the firm. At 15, however, her parents found out. Their hatred of the nouveau riche overcame the love of their daughter, and they banished her from the realm. The surrounding countryside was no longer a viable option; the powerful Bren-So Tribe would keep watch all across the Plain of Giants.

She wandered into a city, where, destitute but unwilling to give up her family's gems, she joined the one firm that would accept her: the legion of thieves. She was taught to steal, and she did her best, nabbing a gem or two from the completely oblivious. To anyone not completely oblivious, however, a giant girl was incredibly hard to miss, even in the shadows. Thus, it became less a game of trickery and more a game of how fast she could run away from the police. She felt guilty, taking from others instead of earning wages on her own merit. Regardless, she pocketed the gems and continued her life as a thief for two years.

Her career ended when she tried to steal an entire cart of precious gemstones. The Gahnospinel Mining Company was selling its wares to numerous craftsmen, and she couldn't resist. She rushed forward, grabbed the cart, sped in the other direction, and immediately fell flat on her face. Company employees and law enforcement alike grabbed a hold of her, and twenty men finally pinned her to the ground.

She was brought to court. As she somberly mused in the laughably-small cage they had entrapped her in, a dwarf company representative approached her. "I bring a message from Haapsalu Argyrix himself. The company's in need of a giant, and so we're offering to drop all charges in exchange for two years' service. It's hard labor for most people, but you should be able to do the task easily."

It was a second chance, and she accepted without hesitation. She was brought on to the company, and she quickly displayed a trait past her strength and size: her mind. Granted, it wasn't nearly powerful to the extent of Haapsalu or the other bigwigs of the company, but it was considerable, especially for a giant. She stayed on past her two years and rose up through the ranks, from gruntwork to executive leadership. She asked to be paid, from time to time, in gems.

All through this time, she has kept the gems she's received in her pocket, whenever possible. She can tell a story about each one, either from her past or from another's. It's a welcome reminder to be humble; Fate can take anyone anywhere. Fate has taken her to more places in ten years than where most people go in a hundred, and she is grateful for that.


Personality: Humble for a noble, eager to please.

Likes: Local legends, industry, vocal music

Dislikes: city life, unearned celebration, loud noise.

Theme Song: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=878OTcl6iw8

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Postby Bentus » Thu Mar 23, 2017 3:55 pm

Zjaum wrote:Operation Forward until Dawn: UN Personnel File
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Both accepted of course mate ;) Although one thing that I have to point out as different to the original is that the dwarven mining operations cannot be as capable as modern techniques on Earth. While they can be above and beyond what other cultures in the Special Region can accomplish or what humans could do with similar technologies, Earth still has to be more capable with open-pit mining and the large-scale machinery. Also, while Okoya's height is fine, 5m is pretty enormous (1 and a half stories I think by my count?) so she won't really fit inside any non-giant buildings easily.

Glad to have you back! Now for my own apps.

Operation Forward until Dawn; UN Personnel File


Required Information


Name|Rank|Role:
Osira Yamasee|Acolyte|Green Priest

Age|Height|Weight:
16|162cm|58kg

Allegiance|Character Class:
Green Priest Order and the Taldani|Healer and Green Priest

Magic Sensitivity:
Maxi
D.O.B|Birthplace|Nationality
2001|Omashu, The World Forest|Imperial

Sex|Sexuality:
Female|Hetero

Appearance Image & Description:
Image

Her skin is tinged a green colour due to the effects of her symbiosis with the Taldani. While at her young age it is a light tint to her usual skin colour, as she grows older the pigmentation will darken considerably.

Non-Required Information


Past Occupations, Positions, Roles, Ranks and Achievements:
  • Green Priest Acolyte from the age of 10.
  • One of the youngest individuals to undergo the bonding ceremony with the Taldani, at the age of 12.
  • Worked as a healer in the Omashu temple, and was an accomplished treedancer (improvised acrobatics).

    Equipment:
    • Default Main Weapon & Specials: Taldani-Wood Staff
    • Default Sidearm: She carries a small dagger, intended as a tool rather than a weapon.
    • Uniform Model: Traditional Green Priest robes and a hooded cloak for travelling.
    • Misc. & Other Stuff: Potted Taldani sapling to enable her personal connection to the World Forest.

Moral Alignment: Neutral Good

Biography:
The city of Omashu is a fable of the world: home to the Green Priests, capital of the World Forest. While the ancient stone quarter of the city sprawled out on the forest floor – the head Temple of the Green Priest Order lying at its heart – her home was in the sprawling treetops. The mighty Taldani, their gargantuan trunks and branches dominating the World Forest, formed the foundation of the city, offering safety and shelter to its inhabitants within their wizened embrace. What results is a city of diversity and coexistence: civilization and nature, human and non-human, all being accepted under a single canopy.

Born into a family of nobility, Osira’s parents raised her to the standards that were expected of one of her status. Quickly, however, it became clear that she was having none of it. Developing a rebellious streak that defied the best efforts of her parents, Osira snuck out to explore the forest around her rather than remain cooped up with her tutors. It was inevitable that such a curious spirit would draw the interest of the Order, who were only too happy to encourage her adventurous personality. She would race across the branches to meet with Priests returning from their travels across the lands, eager to pick apart their minds for hours on end for tales of distant peoples and cultures. By the time she was 10, Osira had become an official acolyte of the Order, her parents hoping that perhaps their daughter would be able to stay out of trouble tending to the Taldani of the World Forest.

As a Priestess, she prospered, displaying an almost natural affinity for the Taldani even before the symbiosis ceremony. Taking up Treedancing – a cross between an athletic sport and dance of improvisation that saw participants leaping between branches high up in the canopy – Osira threw herself wholeheartedly at her roles within the Order. She caught the eye of an old, retired Imperial general by the name of Kaeso Albinius. A long-time supporter of the Order, the famed General – retired from his Imperial service with a litany of honours - had stubborn determination to devote the remainder of his life to the path of peace rather than war. As Osira’s uncle, the girl’s father had asked the General to mentor her in the hopes that he could make a true noble woman out of her, but instead Kaeso decided to nurture and encourage Osira’s adventurous spirit. By the time she was 13 she had successfully performed the bonding ceremony with the Taldani. However, Osira’s adventurous spirit never once threatened to burn out, and when she came of age, she leapt at the opportunity to travel beyond the boundaries of the forest.

Despite her parents’ misgivings, the Order agreed to allow her to accept a request for a Green Priest from Kaeso. Proud of the young woman which Osira was growing into, Kaeso was more than willing to have her join him on his journey and was pleased at the girl’s excitement at finally seeing the world beyond the World Forest’s borders. A pilgrimage really, to an ancient site within Imperial lands that he wished to have a Green Priest record for prosperity’s sake.

However, when the duo arrived at Alnus Hill – the site of the great Holy Site and the destination of their travels – they found the entire hill cordoned off by an Imperial detachment. Using some of his influence among the young soldiers of the force, Kaeso convinced the commander to allow them to continue their pilgrimage, but before they could complete it the ancient Gate burst into life. Osira watched as great demons of metal and iron were disgorged from the structure, men and women dressed in green running forth with strange staffs in their arms. The Imperial army responded immediately, with Kaeso choosing to ride out with his countrymen in the hope that he could convince both sides to avoid a conflict. Instead, Osira could only watch from the Imperial camp as the entire Imperial force was cut down by the demons on the hill, the green grass becoming soaked red in their blood. Horrified, the young girl sought to hide in the Imperial camp but was found by the UN forces and taken as a prisoner of war after she attacked one of the forward scouts.

Personality:
Optimistic and carefree, Osira is an adventurous spirit who is always excited and curious to meet new people and see new things. This personality often caused friction between herself and her parents, who sought to discourage her explorative outings into the World Forest during her youth. As a member of the Imperial nobility, Osira’s parents believed that she had a responsibility to be a presentable member of aristocratic society, but the young girl decidedly rejected such a future for herself. She dreamed of travelling as a Green Priests beyond the borders of the World Forest, eager to see the many lands and cultures of the world rather than be cooped up at home. However, her youth has perhaps made her naïve about the true functioning of the world, while the relative pacifistic society of the World Forest has isolated her further. With the brewing war with the UN and the battles she has already witnessed, her youthful optimism has been pushed to breaking point – the sight of her own mentor, a father-figure in all but name, being cut down causing her to nurture a distrust and anger towards the Earthers whom she considers to be her captors. However, she has swallowed her pride and seeks to gain their trust in order to perhaps find some way to help in the effort against them.
Likes: Forests, nature, discovering new things/people, treedancing, communing with the Taldani.

Dislikes: Death, violence, being told what she can and can’t do, confined spaces, isolation.

Theme Song:
The Wolves - Cyrus Reynolds
Wolves in the Woods - Patryk Scelina

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Phew, finally threw something together! The Taldani themselves based strongling on the Verdani from the Saga of the Seven Suns series by Kevin J Anderson (hey, got to give credit where it's due ;) ). I've gone ahead and copied an app I wrote up for the Taldani to try and give a quick rundown of what they are :) Pretty much a semi-sentient hivemind of trees.

Name: The Taldani

Description:
The Taldani are (or is) an ancient species, stretching back into the eons of history and beyond as a constant presence upon the world. They are a race driven by the insatiable desire to consume and record knowledge. Whilst individual Taldani come in innumerous shapes and sizes to fulfil various different niches and roles – from the gargantuan Taldani upon whose branches entire settlements are built, to small but hardy sapplings that are carried across the continent with the Green Priests – they are all truthfully a single organism. The Taldani can only be accurately described as a collective mind with a seemingly infinite capacity to absorb and accumulate knowledge. It is this fact of their existence that enables them to be able to communicate instantaneously and share information between themselves no matter the physical gulf that may divide them – as in essence no single Taldani is an individual.

However, whilst the Taldani is conscious and has apparently no limit to its reservoirs of memory and knowledge, it lacks the ability to create and innovate – at least on any timescale noticeable to mortal beings. Very inward-facing, the Taldani exists as a collection of thoughts and recollections, the vast majority of which are inconsequential. This has resulted in them engaging in symbiotic relationships with other beings – the Green Priests. Through a bonding ceremony that fundamentally changes the creature involved, the Taldani mind opens itself to an outsider. These Green Priests can commune with the Taldani, interacting with the slow mind that results from the sum of its parts, and communicate with one another over impossible distances by using contact with the Taldani as a medium. Whilst the Green Priest gains access to the single largest repository of knowledge and information in all of creation, the Taldani gain access to individuals who can ‘catalogue’ its great stores and make sense of its knowledge.





Operation Forward until Dawn: UN Personnel File
Required Information


Name|Rank|Role:
Sven Moller|Colonel (OF 5)|Field Commander of UN Forces in the Special Region

Age|Height|Weight:
42|182cm|82kg

Allegiance|Character Class:
Sweden|UN Officer

Magic Sensitivity:
Null

D.O.B|Birthplace|Nationality
1975|Stockholm, Sweden|Swedish

Sex|Sexuality:
Male|Hetero

Appearance Image & Description:
Image


Biography:
A distinguished soldier within the Swedish armed forces, Sven Moller is the child of a Swedish-born father and a mother who immigrated from Algeria. His father was a career officer within the Swedish military and had distinguished himself in the Congo Crisis, while Sven’s mother was a practicing doctor. Since he was a child, Sven was drawn to the military life, looking up to his father as both a role model and as a hero. As soon as he came of age, he enrolled in Officer School and graduated with a glowing distinction from his superiors, going on to serve in Swedish deployments abroad, his calm handling of crises bringing him both praise and recognition.
Following his first major deployment to Kosovo with a command of his own, Sven went on to serve alongside the Coalition in Afghanistan where he displayed an aptitude for encouraging local support for his force’s operations. He has earned himself a no-nonsense, career soldier reputation as a man who shies away from the limelight while expecting his subordinates to act with the utmost professionalism and respect for the emblems on their crests. In 2017, he was serving in the EU’s Nordic Battlegroup and was among the first responders to the initial attacks on Stockholm. When the UN was looking for a Swedish field commander to head the force to pass through the Gate, Sven was the perfect candidate and accepted the position with little fanfare and a determination to serve his people with pride and honour.
When the UN force first stepped through the Gate, it was through Sven’s quick actions and thinking that allowed them to set up their initial defences and repel the Imperial attacks while they were at their most vulnerable. However, his ruthless resistance to further assaults has called some back on Earth to question his leadership – with some Human Rights groups calling for his resignation while pointing to the stark casualty contrast between the UN force and the thousands of Imperial dead as a possible indicator of excessive force.

Personality:
A proud warrior, Sven is a lifelong soldier born and raised by an officer as a father. He sees the military as a distinguished position bestowed with the responsibility to act with both honour and respect for the great power that it wields. Determined to serve his people while dedicating himself to the soldiers under his command, Sven can sometimes come across as stern and uncaring, expecting the utmost professionalism from his subordinates. He is a calm and brilliant tactician, but detests the influence of politics in his duties as an Officer. He wishes to ensure a stable peace with the Special Region, although he tries to repress his natural curiosity for the strange new world until after he completes his mission.

Non-Required Information


Past Occupations, Positions, Roles, Ranks and Achievements:

Equipment:
  • Default Main Weapon & Specials:
  • Default Sidearm:
  • Additional Munitions:
  • Uniform Model:
  • Misc. & Other Stuff:

Moral Alignment: Lawful Good

Likes:

Dislikes:

Theme Song:

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Postby Zjaum » Thu Mar 23, 2017 4:02 pm

Bentus wrote:
Zjaum wrote:Operation Forward until Dawn: UN Personnel File
**(Erase words in parentheses before posting finished app)**

Leave This In Your App:
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Both accepted of course mate ;) Although one thing that I have to point out as different to the original is that the dwarven mining operations cannot be as capable as modern techniques on Earth. While they can be above and beyond what other cultures in the Special Region can accomplish or what humans could do with similar technologies, Earth still has to be more capable with open-pit mining and the large-scale machinery. Also, while Okoya's height is fine, 5m is pretty enormous (1 and a half stories I think by my count?) so she won't really fit inside any non-giant buildings easily.

Glad to have you back! Now for my own apps.
Operation Forward until Dawn; UN Personnel File


Required Information


Name|Rank|Role:
Osira Yamasee|Acolyte|Green Priest

Age|Height|Weight:
16|162cm|58kg

Allegiance|Character Class:
Green Priest Order and the Taldani|Healer and Green Priest

Magic Sensitivity:
Maxi
D.O.B|Birthplace|Nationality
2001|Omashu, The World Forest|Imperial

Sex|Sexuality:
Female|Hetero

Appearance Image & Description:
Image

Her skin is tinged a green colour due to the effects of her symbiosis with the Taldani. While at her young age it is a light tint to her usual skin colour, as she grows older the pigmentation will darken considerably.

Non-Required Information


Past Occupations, Positions, Roles, Ranks and Achievements:
  • Green Priest Acolyte from the age of 10.
  • One of the youngest individuals to undergo the bonding ceremony with the Taldani, at the age of 12.
  • Worked as a healer in the Omashu temple, and was an accomplished treedancer (improvised acrobatics).

    Equipment:
    • Default Main Weapon & Specials: Taldani-Wood Staff
    • Default Sidearm: She carries a small dagger, intended as a tool rather than a weapon.
    • Uniform Model: Traditional Green Priest robes and a hooded cloak for travelling.
    • Misc. & Other Stuff: Potted Taldani sapling to enable her personal connection to the World Forest.

Moral Alignment: Neutral Good

Biography:
The city of Omashu is a fable of the world: home to the Green Priests, capital of the World Forest. While the ancient stone quarter of the city sprawled out on the forest floor – the head Temple of the Green Priest Order lying at its heart – her home was in the sprawling treetops. The mighty Taldani, their gargantuan trunks and branches dominating the World Forest, formed the foundation of the city, offering safety and shelter to its inhabitants within their wizened embrace. What results is a city of diversity and coexistence: civilization and nature, human and non-human, all being accepted under a single canopy.

Born into a family of nobility, Osira’s parents raised her to the standards that were expected of one of her status. Quickly, however, it became clear that she was having none of it. Developing a rebellious streak that defied the best efforts of her parents, Osira snuck out to explore the forest around her rather than remain cooped up with her tutors. It was inevitable that such a curious spirit would draw the interest of the Order, who were only too happy to encourage her adventurous personality. She would race across the branches to meet with Priests returning from their travels across the lands, eager to pick apart their minds for hours on end for tales of distant peoples and cultures. By the time she was 10, Osira had become an official acolyte of the Order, her parents hoping that perhaps their daughter would be able to stay out of trouble tending to the Taldani of the World Forest.

As a Priestess, she prospered, displaying an almost natural affinity for the Taldani even before the symbiosis ceremony. Taking up Treedancing – a cross between an athletic sport and dance of improvisation that saw participants leaping between branches high up in the canopy – Osira threw herself wholeheartedly at her roles within the Order. She caught the eye of an old, retired Imperial general by the name of Kaeso Albinius. A long-time supporter of the Order, the famed General – retired from his Imperial service with a litany of honours - had stubborn determination to devote the remainder of his life to the path of peace rather than war. As Osira’s uncle, the girl’s father had asked the General to mentor her in the hopes that he could make a true noble woman out of her, but instead Kaeso decided to nurture and encourage Osira’s adventurous spirit. By the time she was 13 she had successfully performed the bonding ceremony with the Taldani. However, Osira’s adventurous spirit never once threatened to burn out, and when she came of age, she leapt at the opportunity to travel beyond the boundaries of the forest.

Despite her parents’ misgivings, the Order agreed to allow her to accept a request for a Green Priest from Kaeso. Proud of the young woman which Osira was growing into, Kaeso was more than willing to have her join him on his journey and was pleased at the girl’s excitement at finally seeing the world beyond the World Forest’s borders. A pilgrimage really, to an ancient site within Imperial lands that he wished to have a Green Priest record for prosperity’s sake.

However, when the duo arrived at Alnus Hill – the site of the great Holy Site and the destination of their travels – they found the entire hill cordoned off by an Imperial detachment. Using some of his influence among the young soldiers of the force, Kaeso convinced the commander to allow them to continue their pilgrimage, but before they could complete it the ancient Gate burst into life. Osira watched as great demons of metal and iron were disgorged from the structure, men and women dressed in green running forth with strange staffs in their arms. The Imperial army responded immediately, with Kaeso choosing to ride out with his countrymen in the hope that he could convince both sides to avoid a conflict. Instead, Osira could only watch from the Imperial camp as the entire Imperial force was cut down by the demons on the hill, the green grass becoming soaked red in their blood. Horrified, the young girl sought to hide in the Imperial camp but was found by the UN forces and taken as a prisoner of war after she attacked one of the forward scouts.

Personality:
Optimistic and carefree, Osira is an adventurous spirit who is always excited and curious to meet new people and see new things. This personality often caused friction between herself and her parents, who sought to discourage her explorative outings into the World Forest during her youth. As a member of the Imperial nobility, Osira’s parents believed that she had a responsibility to be a presentable member of aristocratic society, but the young girl decidedly rejected such a future for herself. She dreamed of travelling as a Green Priests beyond the borders of the World Forest, eager to see the many lands and cultures of the world rather than be cooped up at home. However, her youth has perhaps made her naïve about the true functioning of the world, while the relative pacifistic society of the World Forest has isolated her further. With the brewing war with the UN and the battles she has already witnessed, her youthful optimism has been pushed to breaking point – the sight of her own mentor, a father-figure in all but name, being cut down causing her to nurture a distrust and anger towards the Earthers whom she considers to be her captors. However, she has swallowed her pride and seeks to gain their trust in order to perhaps find some way to help in the effort against them.
Likes: Forests, nature, discovering new things/people, treedancing, communing with the Taldani.

Dislikes: Death, violence, being told what she can and can’t do, confined spaces, isolation.

Theme Song:
The Wolves - Cyrus Reynolds
Wolves in the Woods - Patryk Scelina

Leave This In Your App:
By posting this application, I have made a great app, read the OP

Phew, finally threw something together! The Taldani themselves based strongling on the Verdani from the Saga of the Seven Suns series by Kevin J Anderson (hey, got to give credit where it's due ;) ). I've gone ahead and copied an app I wrote up for the Taldani to try and give a quick rundown of what they are :) Pretty much a semi-sentient hivemind of trees.

[spoiler=Taldani]Name: The Taldani

Description:
The Taldani are (or is) an ancient species, stretching back into the eons of history and beyond as a constant presence upon the world. They are a race driven by the insatiable desire to consume and record knowledge. Whilst individual Taldani come in innumerous shapes and sizes to fulfil various different niches and roles – from the gargantuan Taldani upon whose branches entire settlements are built, to small but hardy sapplings that are carried across the continent with the Green Priests – they are all truthfully a single organism. The Taldani can only be accurately described as a collective mind with a seemingly infinite capacity to absorb and accumulate knowledge. It is this fact of their existence that enables them to be able to communicate instantaneously and share information between themselves no matter the physical gulf that may divide them – as in essence no single Taldani is an individual.

However, whilst the Taldani is conscious and has apparently no limit to its reservoirs of memory and knowledge, it lacks the ability to create and innovate – at least on any timescale noticeable to mortal beings. Very inward-facing, the Taldani exists as a collection of thoughts and recollections, the vast majority of which are inconsequential. This has resulted in them engaging in symbiotic relationships with other beings – the Green Priests. Through a bonding ceremony that fundamentally changes the creature involved, the Taldani mind opens itself to an outsider. These Green Priests can commune with the Taldani, interacting with the slow mind that results from the sum of its parts, and communicate with one another over impossible distances by using contact with the Taldani as a medium. Whilst the Green Priest gains access to the single largest repository of knowledge and information in all of creation, the Taldani gain access to individuals who can ‘catalogue’ its great stores and make sense of its knowledge.





Operation Forward until Dawn: UN Personnel File
Required Information


Name|Rank|Role:
Sven Moller|Colonel (OF 5)|Field Commander of UN Forces in the Special Region

Age|Height|Weight:
42|182cm|82kg

Allegiance|Character Class:
Sweden|UN Officer

Magic Sensitivity:
Null

D.O.B|Birthplace|Nationality
1975|Stockholm, Sweden|Swedish

Sex|Sexuality:
Male|Hetero

Appearance Image & Description:
Image


Biography:
A distinguished soldier within the Swedish armed forces, Sven Moller is the child of a Swedish-born father and a mother who immigrated from Algeria. His father was a career officer within the Swedish military and had distinguished himself in the Congo Crisis, while Sven’s mother was a practicing doctor. Since he was a child, Sven was drawn to the military life, looking up to his father as both a role model and as a hero. As soon as he came of age, he enrolled in Officer School and graduated with a glowing distinction from his superiors, going on to serve in Swedish deployments abroad, his calm handling of crises bringing him both praise and recognition.
Following his first major deployment to Kosovo with a command of his own, Sven went on to serve alongside the Coalition in Afghanistan where he displayed an aptitude for encouraging local support for his force’s operations. He has earned himself a no-nonsense, career soldier reputation as a man who shies away from the limelight while expecting his subordinates to act with the utmost professionalism and respect for the emblems on their crests. In 2017, he was serving in the EU’s Nordic Battlegroup and was among the first responders to the initial attacks on Stockholm. When the UN was looking for a Swedish field commander to head the force to pass through the Gate, Sven was the perfect candidate and accepted the position with little fanfare and a determination to serve his people with pride and honour.
When the UN force first stepped through the Gate, it was through Sven’s quick actions and thinking that allowed them to set up their initial defences and repel the Imperial attacks while they were at their most vulnerable. However, his ruthless resistance to further assaults has called some back on Earth to question his leadership – with some Human Rights groups calling for his resignation while pointing to the stark casualty contrast between the UN force and the thousands of Imperial dead as a possible indicator of excessive force.

Personality:
A proud warrior, Sven is a lifelong soldier born and raised by an officer as a father. He sees the military as a distinguished position bestowed with the responsibility to act with both honour and respect for the great power that it wields. Determined to serve his people while dedicating himself to the soldiers under his command, Sven can sometimes come across as stern and uncaring, expecting the utmost professionalism from his subordinates. He is a calm and brilliant tactician, but detests the influence of politics in his duties as an Officer. He wishes to ensure a stable peace with the Special Region, although he tries to repress his natural curiosity for the strange new world until after he completes his mission.

Non-Required Information


Past Occupations, Positions, Roles, Ranks and Achievements:

Equipment:
  • Default Main Weapon & Specials:
  • Default Sidearm:
  • Additional Munitions:
  • Uniform Model:
  • Misc. & Other Stuff:

Moral Alignment: Lawful Good

Likes:

Dislikes:

Theme Song:

Leave This In Your App:
By posting this application, I have made a great app, read the OP.

Accepted!

And yes, I understand the limitations of Okoya and Haapsalu. Haapsalu's main goal will be to acquire technology from and business deals with the UN world, to expand his ex-company's operations. Okoya will not be entering most buildings, save really large rooms and rooms designed with her in mind. Do you want Okoya to be smaller?
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But seriously, aside from the population and GDP, just assume that my NS stats are roughly accurate.

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Against: Stupid people, resistance to industrial progress, alt-right, any form of government at or beyond socialism.

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The stars will be ours someday.

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Postby Bentus » Thu Mar 23, 2017 4:32 pm

Zjaum wrote:And yes, I understand the limitations of Okoya and Haapsalu. Haapsalu's main goal will be to acquire technology from and business deals with the UN world, to expand his ex-company's operations. Okoya will not be entering most buildings, save really large rooms and rooms designed with her in mind. Do you want Okoya to be smaller?


Eh, 1 and a half stories isn't enough that I'm too worried so there's no need to make her smaller. My only thought is that dropping her size would allow to enter buildings (say somewhere from 3-4m) albeit hunched over and with difficulty, but that will only affect you so it's entirely your call :P
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Postby Zjaum » Thu Mar 23, 2017 4:51 pm

Bentus wrote:
Zjaum wrote:And yes, I understand the limitations of Okoya and Haapsalu. Haapsalu's main goal will be to acquire technology from and business deals with the UN world, to expand his ex-company's operations. Okoya will not be entering most buildings, save really large rooms and rooms designed with her in mind. Do you want Okoya to be smaller?


Eh, 1 and a half stories isn't enough that I'm too worried so there's no need to make her smaller. My only thought is that dropping her size would allow to enter buildings (say somewhere from 3-4m) albeit hunched over and with difficulty, but that will only affect you so it's entirely your call :P

Damnation! My story arc that I've spent months on required Okoya to enter human-sized buildings! Now I'll just have to scrap it all and start over!
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But seriously, aside from the population and GDP, just assume that my NS stats are roughly accurate.

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Postby Vahltunskhja » Fri Mar 24, 2017 4:42 am

Back in action, with some small changes. Going to hold off on any more characters for now, see what comes our way.
Operation Forward until Dawn: UN Personnel File
Required Information


Name|Rank|Role: Césaire Jean-Pierre Arsenault | Sergeant/Sergent (OR-6) | Squad Leader

Age|Height|Weight: 41 years old | 188cm/6'2" | 79.0kg/173.8lb

Allegiance|Character Class: Canada | UN Peacekeeper

Magic Sensitivity: Null

D.O.B|Birthplace|Nationality November 14, 1974 | Trois-Rivières, Québec, Canada | Canadian

Sex|Sexuality: Male

Appearance Image & Description:

Biography: Jean-Pierre was born in the city of Trois-Rivières, Québec, to Benoît and Annette Arsenault. As the second-eldest son of a francophone family with military ties stretching back generations, he seemed destined to be a career soldier from the start. Before this would come to pass, however, he had several challenges to face growing up; his birth mother died when he young, and he only learning to speak English in his teens when his family moved to the Maritimes to work at CFB Halifax. There his father would re-marry and Jean-Pierre would gain a reputation as the meanest shoulder-check and right hook at his local hockey rink and neighbourhood respectively.

He and his brothers eschewed the Royal Canadian Navy (at the time referred to as Maritime Command) in favour of the Army or, in the case of his eldest brother, the Montréal police service. Jean-Pierre chose to join the infantry and through a spot of "luck" managed to find himself in the middle of the Siege of Sarajevo as a part of the Canadian UN Battalion in the Bosnian War. He would later also be found at the centre of the Battle of Medak Pocket, another major engagement in the wars gripping the former Yugoslavia. Following this bloody first deployment he seemed to gain a urge to be in the thick of Canadian overseas operations over following decades, rising to the rank of sergeant and leading an infantry section in the Pathfinders of the Royal 22e Régiment and garnering a reputation as one of the unit's most experienced and capable soldiers. On UN missions he became a bastion of cooperation between his commanding officers and the enlisted men, as well as between the peacekeeping forces and local populaces. In two tours of Afghanistan he led Canadian soldiers fighting the Taliban and served in the Operational Mentor and Liaison Teams in Kandahar.

While his career has been mostly spotless, his personal life has been mired by several tragedies. His brother in the Montréal police struggled for many years with alcoholism after the death of a partner, while his youngest brother in the RCE was killed in Afghanistan after his LAV III was hit by an IED. Césaire was treated for depression and post-traumatic stress-disorder following his deployment to Bosnia, and has kept in touch with several former squadmates after learning of the suicide of his commanding officer. He most recently took some time off from active service following the death of his wife.

Personality: A veteran soldier and peacekeeper, Jean-Pierre has made the military his career. Typically friendly and amiable to fellow soldiers and civilians alike, he tends to be somewhat cold and reserved, rarely speaking about his personal life. He is quietly but passionately loyal to both his home country and the fundamentals of peacekeeping, often critical of their shortcomings but unwavering in his confident for their significance. The Special Region has been difficult for him, with both its bizarre new realities and unique challenges, though he is determined to do his job properly and adapt to his new environment. The well-being of his troops, and those under his responsibly and protection, have always been his first priority, regardless of whether they have been ethnic cleansing refugees in Bosnia, Afghan civilians in Kandahar, or Elf villagers caught in the crossfire of the UN and the Empire's conflict. Outside of his job he enjoys quiet hobbies such as fishing and canoeing, music, and studying history.

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Past Occupations, Positions, Roles, Ranks and Achievements: Multiple combat and peacekeeping deployments with Canadian Forces and United Nations operations. Enlisted in 1990, first deployed to Bosnia as part of UNPROFOR and saw combat in Sarajevo and the Battle of Medak Pocket. Later took part in the 1999 Oka Crisis, UN deployment to Ethiopia and Eritrea, and Canadian Forces deployment to Afghanistan under NATO. Promoted to Section Commander in A Company, 3rd Battalion, Royal 22e Régiment. Specialty and advanced training includes certification as a Parachute Jumpmaster and Unarmed Combat Instructor as well as Pathfinder and Reconnaissance specialization.

Equipment: CG634 helmet, UN Blue Beret, PSP Gen 3 tactical vest w/ SAPI plates, ballistic eyewear, C4 respirator, Petzl Tactikka headlamp, Marconi-Selenia H4855 Personal Role Radio, medical pouch (TCCC-contents), E&E Pack, canteen, Camelback 3L Thermoback, CADPAT zip-up Ranger blanket, Drop Zone CADPAT TW Recce Smock, Sleeka jacket, Ridge-Rest reversible sleeping pad, merino wool undershirt, etc.
  • Default Main Weapon & Specials: Colt Canada C7A3 5.56×45mm NATO assault rifle
  • Default Sidearm: Inglis GP-35 Hi-Power 9mm pistol
  • Additional Munitions: 2 x C13 frag grenades, Russell Belt Knife
  • Uniform Model: CADPAT TW, CF Maroon Beret
  • Misc. & Other Stuff: Surefire EP3 ear-plugs, Aide-Memoire, MREs, spare batteries, 3 x mini-Chemlights, Suunto compass, Steiner 8×30 binoculars, Surefire flashlight, Leatherman combination tool, Pains Wessex Red marking smoke, HCC1A1 White screening smoke, portable media player, personal photographs, MacDonald Speciale cigarettes, lighter, spare fleece tuque, rosary, lucky ceinture fléchée.

Moral Alignment: Neutral Good

Likes: Quiet evenings, military history, old cars, old ships, 1990s music, the Tragically Hip, Jean Leloup, saying "tabarnak"

Dislikes: Arrogance, country music, smoking

Theme Song: Jean Leloup - Willie

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Postby Novaya Equestria » Fri Mar 24, 2017 4:55 am

Tagging.

Does anyone mind if I will RP as the leader of the Alnorian Principality?
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I'm RPing as Novaya, a Human militaristic nation (cuz anime) that follows Enlightened Socialism.
Please refer to me/my nation as Novaya in both IC and OOC, NOT Novaya Equestria. And now RPing as a [REDACTED] nation again, depending on la chances.
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Postby United Islands of Polis » Fri Mar 24, 2017 9:09 am

Operation Forward until Dawn; UN Personnel File *(Fill it out as requested. Do not shift, add, change, or modify the Application format.)* **(Erase words in parentheses before posting finished app)**
Required Information


Name|Rank|Role:
Dimitri (Dima) Aleksandr Zubarev|Junior Sergeant (OR-4)|Explosives Expert, Support/Squad Gunner

Age|Height|Weight:
23|6'4|185 lbs

Allegiance|Character Class:
Russian Federation/UN|Explosives Expert and Squad Automatic Gunner (If only one allowed it would be Squad Automatic Gunner)

Magic Sensitivity:
Null

D.O.B|Birthplace|Nationality
05/24/1993|Vladivostok, Russian Federation|Russian

Sex|Sexuality:

Male|Heterosexual

Appearance Image & Description:
Image

Non-Required Information


Past Occupations, Positions, Roles, Ranks and Achievements: Previously enrolled in Saint Petersburg State University to study Political Science for Pre-Law, quarter way through before joining the armed forces.
Second Chechen War: 6 Month tour, 57th Motorized Infantry Batallion: Explosive Ordinance Disposal
Insurgency in North Caucausus: 4 Month tour (Tour cut short), 57th Motorized Infantry Batallion: Explosive Ordinance Disposal

Equipment:

Default Main Weapon & Specials:
PKP Pecheneg w/ Bipod grip, Flash Suppressor and Reflex sight
Default Sidearm: Gsh-18
Additional Munitions: 4x RGO grenades, 4x MON-200 Anti-Personell mines, Combat Knife and 2x AP Belts (100 round box magazines for the larger targets)
Uniform Model: Standard Russian Ground Forces BDU
Misc. & Other Stuff: STSh-81 SPHERA helmet, Black Ushanka, "Tons" of Chewing Gum and other candies, Notebook and Pencil, Simple Cooking Tools, Laptop, Family picture


Moral Alignment: Lawful Neutral

Biography: Dimitri Aleksadr Zubarev was born 2 years after the Soviet Union dissolved, he grew up to be an averagely smart boy but he had problems socializing. When he got to high school things became a lot more difficult with peer pressure and due to his hobby of absolutely nothing and also because he was bullied, he eventually graduated with scores high enough to pursue his desired course for Pre-Law, so his parents shipped him of from Vladivostok to St. Petersburg to study in the State University there.

For the span of the 4 year course Dimitri had a breakdown after the 1st year due to stress from school work, home sickness and more stress from the demands of his family to pass the course, so his parents made a bet, either they had him go through a psychological analysis or have him crushed and built back up the latter was chosen and he was put in the military. At first the instructors thaught he was going to be sent back home with his preformance, but midway through training, after his old self was crushed and a new person was built, he eventually caught up with the rest of the class which caught the attention of his instructors, he was eventually separated from his class and put into a bomb disposal class with 5 other people from his class.

The Second Chechen War was his first deployment, it was also where he was given the position of squad gunner and also his first taste in combat. His first engagement was when they had set up a trap for an enemy convoy, there Dimitri's expertice came handy as he was the one who set up the mines thus causing him to deal the most enemy casualties, the firefight followed and with the standard PKP Pecheneg he was given, him and his platoon mowed them down with "exceptional" casualties on their side. The following days the nightmares came, but he eventually over came the nightmares. After his deployment he was promoted to Private First Class due to his actions in in the theatre.

The next deployment after was in North Caucausus due to an insurgency, for the 3 months he was there he did bomb disposal and squad support, eventually bomb disposal became a skill when his batallion was being used as a back-up force which he didn't like since he hated just sitting around doing nothing, this eventually triggered a new hobby of drawing things he saw in base like squads on patrol duty, tanks and trucks comming in and out, even the simple civillian who was doing their daily tasks. With the time he had back at base doing the easy parts of the armed forces, Dimitri eventually became a very sociable person again to the extent where soldiers came to him to discuss their problems, at one point even his commanding officer came to him to seek for help. He was on patrol duty when he saw the Gate in Sweden open up, he heard of the civilian casualties and everything that happened, he had the urge to fight back, but it wasn't his country so he dropped it and went back on hid patrol. A few days past and his commanding officer gave him a folder with him saying "I'm not sure how you're going to react to this Dima, but you should think about going" which caused him to read it at once, the first thing he saw when he opened the folder was his record, it was more decorated than he thought, then he saw a UN file regarding Operation: Forward until Dawn, he was going to refuse, but then he read further, it was about what happened in Sweden, he had a rule about civilians, and the amount that died in the incident fed the flame to get revenge, so he accepted, but hours later he had gotten a phone call from his parents informing him that his sister, Ivana Zubarev was in Stockholm during the incident and had yet to be found. This had him break down in tears and had him go ballistic, in such a long time, Dimitri was broken again, he was eventually apprehended by the local MPs and now he was sure he was going. He had gotten a requesition form for an STSh-81 SPHERA helmet after seeing who he would be fighting against and left on the next transport to Moscow for authentication and submission of his file and acceptance to Operation: Forward until Dawn and then to Sweden, but before he left for Sweden he was promoted to Junior Sergeant for accepting the offer and because of his actions in Caucausus before his Batallion was assigned to a reinforcement group.

Upon arrival into the "Special Region" Dimitri had seen his fair share of combat but nothing of this rate, he now actually preferred fighting them over insurgents for two reasons. He did it out of revenge for those who died and for his sister and because all he had to do was depress the trigger of his PKP and close his eyes, he also took notice of the larger non-human combatants and after he had requestioned for a few boxes of 7.62mm AP rounds for them. After the battle Dima was one of the people who had set up the defences, specifically a minefield under the request from the brass, during his spare time he had strategically taught himself the native language with the materials the UN provided everyone in the Special Region to interact with the locals if necessary, he is now on standby for any missions outside the base that isn't withinthe base's defense perimeter.

Personality: Only the IC will determine (Mainly because I can't really stick to a pre-determined one)

Likes: Gaming, A hot meal, Dogs and cats, Cooking (Most of the time), Drawing things

Dislikes: Extensive drinking, People who think Russia=Communism, Excessively loud people (To a certain extent)

Theme Song: You'll Know When you Hear It

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Postby New Antonalia » Fri Mar 24, 2017 9:22 am

Operation Forward until Dawn: UN Personnel File

Required Information


Name|Rank|Role:
Robert Price | O2 (1st Lt.) | Tank Commander

Age|Height|Weight:
24 | 5'9" | 189 lbs

Allegiance|Character Class:
Lawful Good | Tanker

Magic Sensitivity:
Null

D.O.B|Birthplace|Nationality
10/01/81| Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, United States | United States

Sex|Sexuality:
Male | Str.

Appearance Image & Description:
Image

(The Man on the left, yes I know it's not the right rank, however, that's his general age)

Biography: Robert was born to Sgt, 1st Class David Price and Maria Sobienko in between Little Moscow and Little Krakow in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, and as a result, grew up speaking more Russian and Polish than English. As a child, Robert wasn't all that extraordinary as he tended to keep to himself and the few books his parents could scrape together for him. As he grew older, however, he opened up and began to work harder in order to help his family make ends meet. By the time Robert was in 6th Grade, he began working for the Pittsburgh Gazette as a news paper delivery boy, waking up around 4 a.m. to get his stacks of papers by 5 a.m. By the time he was in High School, Robert was in peak physical condition and ran track for Keystone Oaks Area High School, and academically, Robert was solid and got mostly B's with some A's in all of his classes. So it was a surprise to everyone, especially his parents, when Robert decided to enlist, instead of going to the University of Pittsburgh. At first, his parents tried to talk him out of it, but Robert insisted that he wanted to spend some time in the Army and earn his G.I. Bill before going to U. Pitt.

After enlisting, Robert went to Fort Benning, Georgia for basic before moving to Fort Knox for Armor school. There, he trained as a gunner on the M60 Patton before moving to the M1 Abrams three months before being assigned to the 11th ACR in 2000. After 9/11, Robert and his unit were deployed to Iraq as part of Operation: Iraqi Freedom, and Robert's Tank, Kilroy, was the one filmed blowing up the statue of Saddam Hussein on April 7th, 2003. Robert would serve five tours (ranging from 2003-2008 in Iraq before returning to Fort Knox as an Instructor for the M1A2 before being accepted to OCS in 2013. From there he was assigned back to the 11th ACR before being transferred to the US Army NATO Brigade in Sembach

Personality: Drawing a blank right now, will flesh him out in IC

Non-Required Information


Past Occupations, Positions, Roles, Ranks and Achievements: Iraq Campaign Ribbon, Operation Iraqi Freedom Service Ribbon, Operation Enduring Freedom Service Ribbon, 2 Bronze Stars, Commandants Commendation Ribbon, Army Valorous Unit Ribbon, Army Superior Unit Ribbon, Army Service Ribbon, Army Overseas Service Ribbon, Army Rifle Marksmenship Medal, Purple Heart

Equipment:
  • Default Main Weapon & Specials: M4A2 Assault Carbine, Rheinmetall M256 Smoothbore Gun, x M2 Browning mounted on the Commander's cupola, M249 Minimi SAW on a Pintle mount, 7.62 Coaxial Machine Gun
  • Default Sidearm: Sig Sauer P322
  • Additional Munitions: M256: DPU APFSDS, Canister, HEAT, HESH, White Phospherous (42 Rounds)
    M2 Browning: APIT, AP-T, AP (900 Rounds)
    M249 and Coaxial: AP, AP-T (10,400 Rounds)
    M4 (5 Magazines)
    P322 (3 Magazines)
  • Uniform Model: Class A and ACU
  • Misc. & Other Stuff: M1A2 Abrams,

Moral Alignment: Lawful Good

Likes: Staying in his Tank, Reading Dime Store Sci-Fi novels, Tanker Music (Megadeth, Metallica, Anthrax, Slayer, Wagner, ect.) which he blasts on loud speakers mounted on the sides of his turret

Dislikes: Dismounting in a combat zone, oppressed people (he fought to liberate people, so this is a particularly touchy subject for him), communists (his parents are Reagan Era Republicans, and while he is more centered, he still hates communists with a burning passion)

Theme Song: Architecture of Aggression

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Postby Bentus » Fri Mar 24, 2017 11:13 am

Vahltunskhja wrote:Back in action, with some small changes. Going to hold off on any more characters for now, see what comes our way.
Operation Forward until Dawn: UN Personnel File
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Name|Rank|Role: Césaire Jean-Pierre Arsenault | Sergeant/Sergent (OR-6) | Squad Leader


Hey mate, good to see you again. Accepted ofc.

United Islands of Polis wrote:Operation Forward until Dawn; UN Personnel File *(Fill it out as requested. Do not shift, add, change, or modify the Application format.)* **(Erase words in parentheses before posting finished app)**
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Name|Rank|Role:
Dimitri (Dima) Aleksandr Zubarev|Junior Sergeant (OR-4)|Explosives Expert, Support/Squad Gunner



Everything looks good to me. Accepted.
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1 2 3 >4< 5
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Forces active in a warzone.
At peace.
Member of The Galactic Economic and Security Organization

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[22:07] <SergalKashra> it's not a matter that i can't think up something
[22:07] <SergalKashra> it's getting thoughts to screen
[22:07] <Avlana_> Oh
[22:07] <Avlana_> Try typing
[22:07] * Avlana_ nods
[22:07] * SergalKashra stabs Avlana_ in the knee

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Postby Zjaum » Fri Mar 24, 2017 11:16 am

Our first new people!
I use my NationStates stats, because a population of billions/trillions and an economy of hundreds of trillions is totally viable, trust me.
But seriously, aside from the population and GDP, just assume that my NS stats are roughly accurate.

Support: Paleo-imperialism, conservatism, libertarianism, Christianity.
Against: Stupid people, resistance to industrial progress, alt-right, any form of government at or beyond socialism.

I hail from the glorious Confederacy of Archipelago and Peninsula. Sovereignty and Confederacy, now and forever!

Takaka Tan' Tupaqi,
The stars will be ours someday.

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Postby Vahltunskhja » Fri Mar 24, 2017 12:20 pm

By the way, did you advertise on the P2TM RP advertisement thread?

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Postby Bentus » Fri Mar 24, 2017 12:26 pm

Vahltunskhja wrote:By the way, did you advertise on the P2TM RP advertisement thread?


Not yet. But I can try to put something up today.
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1 2 3 >4< 5
Possible threat.
Forces active in a warzone.
At peace.
Member of The Galactic Economic and Security Organization

NationStates Belongs to All, Gameplay, Roleplay, and Nonplay Alike
Every NationStates Community Member, from Raider Kings to Brony Queens Make Us Awesome.
"Though I fly through the valley of Death, I shall fear no evil. For I am at the Karman line and climbing." - Bentusi SABRE motto

[22:07] <SergalKashra> it's not a matter that i can't think up something
[22:07] <SergalKashra> it's getting thoughts to screen
[22:07] <Avlana_> Oh
[22:07] <Avlana_> Try typing
[22:07] * Avlana_ nods
[22:07] * SergalKashra stabs Avlana_ in the knee

How Roleplays Die <= Good read for anyone interested in OPing

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Postby Zjaum » Fri Mar 24, 2017 12:33 pm

Bentus wrote:
Vahltunskhja wrote:By the way, did you advertise on the P2TM RP advertisement thread?


Not yet. But I can try to put something up today.

Say, who do you have in mind for Co-OPs? Monfrox was pretty good, but I'm sure that any of us would be interested.
I use my NationStates stats, because a population of billions/trillions and an economy of hundreds of trillions is totally viable, trust me.
But seriously, aside from the population and GDP, just assume that my NS stats are roughly accurate.

Support: Paleo-imperialism, conservatism, libertarianism, Christianity.
Against: Stupid people, resistance to industrial progress, alt-right, any form of government at or beyond socialism.

I hail from the glorious Confederacy of Archipelago and Peninsula. Sovereignty and Confederacy, now and forever!

Takaka Tan' Tupaqi,
The stars will be ours someday.

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Postby Nea Videssos » Fri Mar 24, 2017 12:34 pm

Hopefully I'll actually make an app this time.
Formerly Videssos, and apparently a disgusting, depraved wretch who deserves to have their nation deleted for one foolish mistake.
A little bird told me, "Go, Go! Socialise! Talk to those fine people! And then, KILL EVERY LAST ONE OF THEM! Plunge your knife into their throats when they ain't lookin', and then burn 'em to the ground!"
Well that's silly, isn't it?

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Postby Bentus » Fri Mar 24, 2017 12:46 pm

Zjaum wrote:Say, who do you have in mind for Co-OPs? Monfrox was pretty good, but I'm sure that any of us would be interested.


Haven't thought about it too much yet tbh. At least for the next few weeks and with not too many RPers yet, I don't think I need help with the admin workload yet. But, in terms of helping move the plot forward and coming up with interesting subplot/ideas for the PCs to engage in, then I'm open to anyone - Co-OP officially or not - TGing me or posting here and then me giving them the lead on that particular sub-arc or some-such.

Nea Videssos wrote:Hopefully I'll actually make an app this time.


Looking forward to it! Thinking of going for the UN or a Special Region char?

On a separate note, I haven't put up a 'faction' app per se, but if anyone would like to write up a short blurb-style paragraph on a faction they feel needs some expanded lore (a-la the Taldani, Empire and UN in the OP) then feel free to write something up. I'll go over it and add it to the OP if it all checks out :)
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1 2 3 >4< 5
Possible threat.
Forces active in a warzone.
At peace.
Member of The Galactic Economic and Security Organization

NationStates Belongs to All, Gameplay, Roleplay, and Nonplay Alike
Every NationStates Community Member, from Raider Kings to Brony Queens Make Us Awesome.
"Though I fly through the valley of Death, I shall fear no evil. For I am at the Karman line and climbing." - Bentusi SABRE motto

[22:07] <SergalKashra> it's not a matter that i can't think up something
[22:07] <SergalKashra> it's getting thoughts to screen
[22:07] <Avlana_> Oh
[22:07] <Avlana_> Try typing
[22:07] * Avlana_ nods
[22:07] * SergalKashra stabs Avlana_ in the knee

How Roleplays Die <= Good read for anyone interested in OPing

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