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The Last Stars
A Space Strategy-Roleplay

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THE STORY SO FAR...

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The Universe is dying...

Countless eons have passed since mankind's escape from earth, and its cosmic diaspora. Countless stars were born and extinguished since their first radio contact with alien intelligence... With space being so vast and rich in resources, they foolishly believed that peaceful coexistence would be self evident... one could not be further from the truth.

The first alien broadcasts decoded warned of an impending danger. It explained on repeat that supernovas and black holes are not a natural phenomena, but the ultimate weapons of mass destruction which are used relentlessly to sterilize all other forms of life by malovelent beings. The universe turned out to be already teeming with intelligent life, engaged in endless cosmic wars spanning several galaxies. It would not be long before humanity is caught in the crossfire.

Other signals from remote corners of the sky offered a wealth of knowledge, revealing serious errors in human science, but The rules of relativity stood firm. As Humans and Xenos traveled across the stars at near light speed velocities, the universe around them came to life. Distant galaxies whirled at breathtaking speeds as years turned into seconds while stars were born and destroyed all around them.

Often, a merchant or explorer returning to their homeworld would find nothing but the ashes of their civilization, that is if the planet was still in one piece. These unfortunate travelers would have become nomads, wandering around the universe in search of a new home. But as they would soon find out, the world around them aged much faster then anticipated.

As the intergalactic wars continued their escalation, a new weapon of mass destruction was discovered. The Hypernova. Shattering blackholes at the galactic center using antimatter caused massive tides of gravitational waves and γ radiation. These explosions reduced everything in their path to cosmic dust, and hastened the expansion of the universe by several orders of magnitude.

Those few who survived the final cataclysm searched the the sky for stable stars within reach, their numbers diminishing rapidly and accelerating away from each other. The night sky became dimmer and dimmer... Soon, there would be nothing left.

Amidst the chaos however, a single cluster of stars remained bound together by an unknown force. The bright pulsar at its edge visible from millions of lightyears away. The "Omega Cluster" contained several dozen star systems of various size, with possibly hundreds of planets and moons. Some might even support life, the survivors hoped as they set course to the cluster. As they would soon find out, they were not alone...

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SPACETIME CONTINUUM

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TIME

Time is measured in Gigaseconds (or Gs, 1 Gs = 31.6887646 years). The passing of each Gs constitutes 1 turn.

The IC thread's opening post keeps track of the present time (say, turn 3) and advances by 1 Turn per day on average. Players may write the history of their species for the past, the present and the future. However, some rules apply.

Once written, your past actions may never be altered, and you should try not to fall behind by too much.

Your present actions cannot be altered, and some or all of your present orders for the turn can be hidden (for example, fleet orders for attacking a planet, or secret projects) (in this case, TG the OP those orders).



SPACE

The Ω cluster is home to the last stars of the universe.

1. The Cluster consists of Star Systems.

2. Each Star System is home to a number of Planets and Moons. Some may also contain anomalies.

3. Each Planet and Moon may be divided into Continents. Potentially, there may also be Oceans and other regions of importance on the surface. Each Continent may contain 1 type of Resource and can support a single Colony (without technology).

Since the width of the Ω cluster is about 30 lightyears, It is possible to reach any destination withing a single turn.

In addition, the Ω cluster may contain Deep Space Objects (or DSOs) which are outside of solar systems and be discovered by radiotelescopes. Finally, there are "locations of interest", such as space stations, asteroid belts, anomalies. Spacecraft may visit these locations of interest and DSO only if their faction has learned of its location through exploration or contact with other factions that have explored them.


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STARS, PLANETS AND MOONS

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STARS

Most stars are main sequence stars. They are classified by their emission spectra:
Coldest - Y, T, L, M, K, G, F, A, B, O - Hottest
The hotter a star, the larger they are, the more energy they radiate and the warmer orbiting planets are, distance taken into account.

A handful of stars may defy this scale, including white dwarfs, red giants and pulsars.

Each faction conducts exploration on their own. They are unaware of everything outside of what they explored until radio communications are established with another faction through telescopes or 2 of their explorers meet on the field. From that point on, they have to wait 5 turns before they are "officially" aware of the other faction's exploration results and the location of their colonies, fleets and stations. You may also re-explore what someone already explored to avoid having to wait for 5 turns.

PLANETS AND MOONS
Upon surveying a planet, you will gain detailed information about the planet in the following category. What this means for your species depends on its characteristics.

CLASS: (R,L,G)
Rocky - Supports surface structures and colonies by default. May have Atmosphere, Lithosphere and Hydrosphere.
Liquid - Does not support surface structures and colonies by default. May have Atmosphere and Hydrosphere.
Gaseous - Does not support surface structures and colonies by default. Only has Atmosphere.

AVERAGE SURFACE TEMPERATURES: (Based on atmosphere, sun and distance to sun)
Hot - +500K
Warm - ~ 400 K
Temperate ~ 300 K <- Liquid water!
Cool - ~ 200 K
Cold - -100 K

ATMOSPHERE
Hydrogen
Helium
Nitrogen
Oxygen
Sulphur
Carbon
Planets atmosphere may consists of a mixture of these elements at various concentrations. The exact concentrations are irrelevant. The 3 most relevant gases are listed per planet. Certain combinations may be considered "Toxic".

"HYDROSPHERE" (or LAVASPHERE/METHANOSPHERE)
H2O (All continents have free access to Water)
Molten Metal (All continents have free access to Metal)
Liquid Methane (All continents have free access to Carbon)
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LITOSPHERE
- May vary by continent -
Ice Sheets (Carbon or Water)
Deserts (Silicon or Metals)
Wastelands (May have any resource, or none at all, possibly Toxic, Irradiated or ???)
Tundra (Carbon or Water) - Contains Carbon-based life which negates terraforming effects from 1 industrial colony while untouched (no colony built on).
Mountains (Metals or Rare Elements)
Eden (+1 Food, +1 Harmony for carbon based life forms (+ Colony bonuses), Water in all cases) - Contains Carbon-based life which negates terraforming effects from 2 industrial colonies (no colony built on).


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EXPLORATION

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The universe, or what's left of it, is shrouded by a great myst. Conventional methods of exploration do not apply here.
One must visit a star to locate its worlds, and one must visit those world to prospect its resources and study its hidden features.

Communication is also obstructed:
- Each factions has their own sector of known systems.
- A star may belong to multiple faction's known systems.
- 5 turns after 2 factions meet, their sectors are merged and are from then on aware of each other's findings.

And only a few stars are visible with the naked eye. There are many more out there, but it will take some effort to locate them:
- Radiotelescopes may be used to search for stars and expand your faction's sector by new systems.
- Explorers may be assigned to search for new systems (5% chance per turn).

Exploration is risky but rewarding. There are several dozen systems in the Ω cluster to explore, but there is no telling in advance of what you will find. With each planet you colonize or establish an outpost on, your fleet range is extended, allowing for new systems to be visited. Your choice of unexplored systems lists only the star's class and nothing about its planets.

- It takes 1 Turn for an exploration vessel to travel to a known system. When it arrives, it may immediately classify all its planets and moons (R, L, G).

- In order to fully explore and prospect a planet or moon, you must send the explorers on an expedition to said moon/planet, which takes 1 full Turn.

- If all goes according to plan, you will receive a report of the crew's findings at the end of the turn. If something happened to the crew, you might never hear from them again and count as M.I.A. until their fate is investigated.

- While on an expedition, your explorers may encounter anomalies that require immediate response or offer opportunities for later.

- Each faction has a leader or a main character, who can be on board spacecraft or be assigned to colonies/outposts/armies. He counts as the eyes and ears of your faction. If said character is present during exploration, your chances of success are increase and you may choose your response to any anomaly you discover.



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RESOURCES

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There are several types of resources to keep track of. By default, your planets may not exchange them and are on their own to provide whats needed. Technology and infrastructure may change that.

PEOPLE
1 unit of population counts as ~100,000,000 souls (can be more or less depending on your species type). They each need 1 Food per turn to survive, and 1 Harmony to thrive. Your people populate your colonies. Colonies are INOPERABLE without workers. By default, your people are stuck on whatever planet they landed on, with colony ships being the only means to transfer them.
- At the end of each turn you MUST increase your population by 1 on a planet of your choice UNLESS you have starving planets, in which case you may choose not to increase your population. You may only increase population type to whatever species inhabit that planet.
- If your population has nowhere to live, they will build slums (-1 Harmony) on a random continent. Slums do not take up space and can grow in size. Slums are automatically destroyed whenever you can offer them a colony to inhabit.

FOOD
1 unit of food counts as provisions (drinks, sustenance, medicine) for 100,000,000 souls (can be more or less depending on your species) NOTE: Robots dont eat. Excess food spoils at the end of each turn. Only count what you produce/consume the current turn. If there is a shortfall of food, you will recieve a famine event (may lead to deaths, emigration, riots etc. the longer the famine lasts, the more severe the effects). You cannot send or recieve food from other planets/moons by default.

ENERGY

1 unit of energy powers 1 ADVANCED colony for a turn. Your ADVANCED colonies are INOPERABLE without energy. NO sharing this resources across worlds. by default.

HARMONY
Harmony represents the morale and well being of your people. You get -1 Harmony for each population you have! You may gain Harmony from certain colonies or technologies/social breakthroughs.
+ Harmony improves research and productivity and helps negate effects of famine and bad events.
- Harmony can lead to crime, disease and separatism.
The total sum of all Harmony on all your planets is your Progress rate. Your progress rate equals the % chance of a scientific or social breakthrough (Net Harmony of 5 = 5% = 1/20 odds of breakthrough). Social breakthrough are based on your factions ideology, Scientific ones are based on your research focus.
Excess/Negative Harmony does not accumulate over time. Harmony is recalculated every turn.

CREDITS
Credits (or you may rename your currency/measure of production) represent your industrial output. Credits are used to build new colonies, stations and ships. The SOLE source of Credits is industrial(Factory and Replicator) colonies. Credits are the only thing that can accumulate on your planets. Aslo, Credits can be invested in other planets/moons/systems if the planet that produced them has a spaceport!!!

WATER, SILICON, CARBON, METALS, RARE ELEMENTS
These 5 types of resources are used to power Farming/Hydroponics colonies (WATER), Factory/Replicator colonies (SILICON, CARBON AND METALS) and Reactors (RARE ELEMENTS). Surplus is always wasted (no leftover after a turn). Cannot be shared by planets by default.
IMPORTANT! If a colony is built on a continent that has a resource, that colony may use that resource for free. (No need for mines/drills) Also, Hydrospheres can provide resources (free water, metal or carbon) to all continents on a planet.
EXAMPLE: A Farming colony on a planet with H2O Hydrosphere gets its water for free.

Note: There may be rare and unique resources around the omega cluster waiting to be discovered!

Some clarification added to resources:

TRADE

By default, each planet is on its own and must produce evertything it needs.
Resources can be sent off-world from a planet so that it may be used anywhere else or traded with other factions.
- Space ports allow C to be sent off-world.
- Space Elevators allow all types resources except Energy and population to be sent off-world.
- Trade pacts and Alliances allow exchanging off-world resources with other factions.

Keep in mind that only C and population builds up over time. The surplus of anything else is wasted.


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COLONIZATION

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ESTABLISHING COLONIES AND OUTPOSTS

Planets and moons that meet your species' needs can be colonized using a colony ship, or an outpost can be built there by sacrificing an exploration vessel. Through research, you may make uninhabitable planets colonizable, however, those planets will never be as productive as habitable ones (until terraformed). In fact, some colonies may require a constant stream of supplies from elsewhere and drain your faction's resources and will not make sense to live on unless that planet has something special to offer.

Once a Colony ship arrives in a system (after a 1 turn journey) it may immediately establish a colony on any continents of potentially habitable planets and immediately build 1 Basic Colony type of your choice, ready to produce next turn.

Exploration vessels can also be converted to outpost at the end of a turn for free (provided they are not M.I.A.). Outposts come in 3 (+ 3 unlockable) types:
- Military base: Counts as 1 defense army, prevents other factions from colonizing.
- Radio Station: Increased odds of intercepting alien communications and keeps track of fleet movement in neighboring systems.
- Remote Research Site: Prerequisite for secret projects.
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Max 1 outpost per continent/asteroid/ice/ring/belt.

COLONY TYPES

Colonies come in 2 types.
Basic (Needs no energy or research, costs 5 C can be built from the beginning on fully habitable worlds (unless automated).
Advanced (UNLOCKED BY TECHNOLOGY - can be built on any worlds for which you have the technology to colonize, inhabited by 1 population)
There is also:
Metroplex (UNLOCKED BY TECHNOLOGY - A Megacity that fits on a single continent that can expand to accomodate multiple colonies (districts) stacked on top of each other, and if there are at least 5 pop worth of inhabitants, a single monument.
Most colonies, districts require 1 population to inhabit and work in them, which in turn has to be supplied with food. Some colonies are fully automated, and are exceptions (This is always written on the description). They do not need workers and cannot be inhabited.

Remember, Each continent has enough room for only 1 Colony! (some events/techs may change this!)

BASIC COLONIES
Require Breathable atmosphere, water and optimal (300K) temperatures, in other words, fully inhabitable worlds.
Costs 5 C to build.

- Farming Colony - Converts 1 Water to 2 Food. +1 On Tundra/Desert, +3 On Eden.

- Mining Colony - Extracts 2 units of any local resource for consumption elsewhere on the planet.

- Factory Colony - Uses 1 Metal/Silicon/Carbon to produce 2C per resource available (Can consume all 1 of each resource to make 6C in total. Slowly Terraforms planet towards higher surface temperature, Carbon atmopshere and may increase toxicity, possibly altering continent types. May use 1 Energy to cancel terraforming effects.

- Service/Commercial/Resort/Faith/Entertainment Colony (based on ideology) - Uses 1 Water, Provides +3 Harmony to the planet (+2 on Eden).

- Research/University/Knowledge Colony - Provides 1 Tech Roll per turn, may reroll the first failed roll if provided with 1 Silicon and 1 Energy. May receive another reroll using Rare Elements. Remotely operates telescope arrays on this planet or its moons or vice versa.

- Renewable Energy Array - AUTOMATED. Cannot be inhabited by population, does not require workers, can be built on uninhabitable worlds! Requires an Atmosphere OR must be/in orbit of 3rd or closer planet of the system. +1 Energy No questions asked. +2 Energy on Eden (Hydroelectric power).

- Telescope Array - AUTOMATED. Cannot be inhabited by population, does not require workers, can be built on uninhabitable worlds! Requires at least 1 University/Scientific colony nearby operating it. Required to locate new systems and search for alien signals. 5 Modes of operations.
- At the price of 1 Energy per turn, it may transmit 1 known technology to another faction which has a Telescope Array (over the course of 1 turn).
- May passively search for stars and alien signals. If a star or signal is found, it will be added to your list of known systems and can be visited.
- May broadcast a signal with any message. May even broadcast a technology for anyone to learn. Anyone listening has a 20% chance to detect. (100% if supplied with 1 Energy)

ADVANCED COLONIES
Can be built anywhere you have the technology to colonize (can also be built on fully habitable worlds but sometimes not worth it).
Costs 5 C to build.

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METROPLEX DISTRICS/MONUMENTS
Require Breathable atmosphere, water and optimal (300K) temperatures, in other words, fully inhabitable worlds.
Costs 5 C to build.

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STATIONS

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SPACE STATIONS

In the
- geosynchronous orbit of each planet and moon,
- their Lagrange points,
- at asteroid belts,
- at the edge of solar systems or
- deep space, (pretty much anywhere you want to!)
space stations may be constructed with various purpose in mind. Space Stations may be clustered together to act as a single point of interest, allowing them to assist each other in production or battle.

NOTE: Outposts may initially only be built on planets. A later technology allows outposts to be built in space by explorers.

STATION LIST

Space Port (5 C, 0-G Construction) - 5 HP, 2 Slots, Max 1 per location - Built in orbit of Planets and Moons. Provides crew, life support and defense to a station. cluster. May repair up to 2 spacecraft per turn to full health. Allows C produced on the planet/moon it orbits to be spent anywhere in the universe.

Shipyard (5 C 0-G Construction) - 5 HP - Must be built adjacent to a Spaceport, Outpost or Habitat - May assemble 1 spacecraft per turn OR May repair/refit up to 2 spacecraft per turn to full health/replace module slots.

Weapons Platform (2 C 0-G Construction) - 2 HP, 1 Slots - Must be built adjacent to a Spaceport, Outpost or Habitat - 1 C Maintenance cost per turn.

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SPACECRAFT

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TRAVEL
At the start of each turn, spacecraft may set course for any star system. This information may be classified and revealed at end of turn.
Spacecraft may specifically end their turns at a location of interest in the target star system(Planet/moon orbit, station, asteroid belt, nebula, anomaly, Lagrange point, Deep space...) or just be floating around in general.
- If spacecraft are not traveling, they may instead interact with a planet/moon/station if possible.
- Explorers may both travel and interact (explore) in the same turn. All other ships must may only do one.
- Ships being built are not allowed to do either.

CLASSES

- Colony Ship (10 C, Cryostasis, Ion Drive) - 10 HP, 0 Slots - Loads 1 population from a planet upon completion.
--- May colonize habitable planets (establish basic colony of any type on a continent) over the course of a turn.

- Exploration Vessel (5 C) - 5 HP, 0 Slots. - Only type of spacecraft which may be built at a planet without a shipyard. Capable of landing on planets and building outposts.
--- May travel to uncharted systems. Immediately classify all planets upon arrival (Rocky/Liquid/Gasous).
--- Launch expeditions to explore planets/moons. May land on planets/asteroids to hide from threats and hostile fleets.
--- May search blindly for new stars (5% chance per turn).

- Destroyer (5 C, Ion Drive) - 5 HP, 2 Slots - 1 C per turn maintenance cost.

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PARTS

Spacecraft and stations with "slots" may incorporate weapons, shields, armor, reactors and special equipment into their designs. The cost of the design is the cost of the base hull + parts. Parts do not impact maintenance costs. Ships may be retrofited at shipyards (parts replaced) by paying the total cost of the new parts being added.

The parts determine a ship's stats for the following values.
- HP = Base HP + Armor
- S = Sum of Shield generator parts
However, you s hould list each weapon aboard the ship separately.
- P = Photonic damage from one weapon.
- K = Kinetic damage from one weapon.
- F = Flak damage from one weapon.
- M = Missile damage from one weapon
- Q = Quantum damage from one weapon.
So the final stats for a destroyer may look like this:
- Pride of Cevelli -
8 C, 5 HP, M2, F2,


MISSILES

- Torpedo Bay (2 C) - Missile 2. May bombard planets (10% per turn)

- Atomic Warhead - (5 C, Hydrogen Power) requires Torppedo Bay aboard. - Missile 1 AOE (damages everything, friend and foe, Cannot be intercepted by flak or dodged). May bombard planets (100% per turn). Leaves target continent Irradeated. Can only be used once per battle. Once armed, deals damage 1 Phase later.

- Antimatter Warhead (10 C, Quantum Power) - Must have a Reactor and a Torppedo Bay aboard. Can either Disable all shields and photonic weapons on all ships in battle OR Missile 3 AOE (damages everything, friend and foe, Cannot be intercepted by flak or dodged). May bombard planets (200% per turn). Can only be used once per battle. Once armed, deals damage 2 Phases later.

FLAK

- Flak Battery (1 C) - Flak 2

KINETIC

- Kinetic Battery (2 C) - Kinetic 3 May bombard planets WITHOUT ATMOSPHERE (10% per turn)

- Rail Gun (2 C, Superconductors) - Kinetic 3, May bombard planets (20% per turn)

PHOTONIC

- Photon Lance (2 C, Focusing Crystals) - Photonic 2

- Photon Prism (5 C, Prismatic Core, At least 1 reactor aboard) - Photonic 5

QUANTUM

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ARMOR

- UltraSteel Plating (5 C, UltraSteel) - +5 HP, Take 50% less Missile damage. Max 1 per ship.

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WARFARE

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SPACE BATTLES!

Battles in space occur when 2 fleets/hostile space objects end their turn in orbit of the same planetary system (includes orbits of planet and its moons) or asteroid belt/location of interest. In this case, a space battle occurs. This can also involve stations from both sides in very extreme cases. Any other ships in the system may also choose to join the battle.

PHASE I - Laser warfare -

- First, all Photonic weapons are fired by both sides simultaniously,
- Damage is then evaluate for each side. Shields take damage first, then hull points.

PHASE II - Close Combat -

- Missiles and Kinetic weapons may be fired simultaneously (no Photonic weapons this phase!).
- Any Flak weapon may then cancel its attack to instead protect its fleet from Missiles. 1 Point of Flak may cancel 1 Missile damage. Flak also deals double damage to strike craft.
- All damage is then evaluated, first Kinetic then Missiles, Shields take damage first, then Hull points. Missiles deal double damage on impact with Hull.

Special: Boarding ships select their targets at the end of the phase.

Withdrawal: You may attempt to withdraw from combat at the end of this phase. Destroyers and strike craft withdraw immediately. All other classes can withdraw 1 full phase after their withdraw is ordered, during which they are still in the battle (and can deal damage/be damaged).

PHASE III - Melee -

This phase repeats until one side withdraws or is completely destroyed.
- All weapons are fired simultaneously and then damage is dealt in Photonic => Kinetic => Rocket order.
- Ships may be ordered to ram other ships at the start of the phase (Requires Fanaticism) which always results in the ramming ship being completely destroyed, while dealing damage equal to their max HP to the target. This is dealt at the end of the phase and requires the ship to survive damage dealt to it this phase.

Special: Boarding ships make rolls to see if they captured the target. If yes, the ship is now under your control and may be used in the following phase.

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ORBITAL BOMBARDMENT!

Ships may use their turns to bombard moons/planets, provided there are no hostile forces present near the moon/planet. Planetary bombardments destroy a % of a target colony. If destruction reaches 100%, the colony is destroyed and its inhabitants are exterminated. Ships may also attack anomalies and outposts with bombardment weapons. Outposts are destroyed by 20% destruction, anomalies may vary.

Colonies cannot perform their economic function if 50% or more damaged. Colonies can heal 10% per turn on their own, or repair for 20% per C spent BUT ONLY IF THE PLANET IS NOT UNDER BOMBARDMENT.

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PLANETARY COMBAT!

Armies may be built by fortress colonies for 2 C each and have a supply cost of 1 C per turn. It takes 1 full turn for an army to leave its planet (and another full turn to travel to other systems, does not require a full turn to land), and is then counted as a spacecraft with 2 HP. Armies can land on hostile planets only if there are no hostile ships/stations around it. After successfully landing on a planet (or moon), a battle commences.

PHASE 0 - Mobilization -

- Each colony on the planet with less then 50% destruction mobilizes a single defense army at no cost. Fortress colonies can instead always mobilize 3.

PHASE I - Landing -

- Defenses on the planet from fortress colonies may attack transports to destroy armies prior to the engagement.
- The attackers then choose a continent where the battle occurs.
- A roll is made with a d6 for each invading unit with the following potential results:
- 0: It's a TRAP! Your army is captured and become P.O.W. for ransom.
- 1: High-speed Impact. The army is lost. 5% destruction to the continent.
- 2: Crash Landing. The army is lost if the planet is not fully habitable.
- 3: Flak Zone. The army is lost if there is a Fortress Colony on the planet.
- 4: Rough Landing. No effect.
- 5: Safe Landing. Return army to orbit alive if invasion fails.
- 6: Tactical Landing. Immediately destroy a defense army. Return army to orbit alive if invasion fails.
- 7: Surprise Achieved. Immediately destroy 2 defense armies. Return army to orbit alive if invasion fails.

0 and 7 can only be triggered by +/- modifiers from leaders, technologies or planet features.

PHASE II - Battle -

- A roll is made with a d6 to determine additional casualties:
- 1: Rat War. Destroy 1 invading army for each colony on the planet with 50% or more damage.
- 2: Air support. If there are ships in orbit with bombardment capability, destroy 1 defense army. If there is also friendly strike craft, destroy 1 additional defense armies.
- 3: Rocket Barrage. If there is a fortress world on the planet, destroy 1 invading army.
- 4: Encirclement. Destroy a defense army.
- 5: Dissidents. If the planet has negative harmony, Remove a defense army. The invaders may pay 1 C to gain the army to fight for them instead.
- 6: Resistance. If the planet has positive harmony, Gain a defense army.

- Remaining armies then annihilate each other as if they were matter and antimatter. 1 army dies from each side on repeat until only 1 side has armies remaining. Mobilized armies die last. If no armies remain, the defenders win. For each army destroyed, 5% collateral destruction is applied to the continent where the battle occurs. Invader armies with rolls 5-7 may withdraw prior to annihilation if the odds look bad.

PHASE III - Siege -

Fortress colonies cannot be captured, only destroyed and will fight to the very last. Their siege may go on for decades. Each army on a planet may deal 10% destrution per turn to a fortress colony. They can also be destroyed by orbital bombardment. The rest of the planet however may be occupied.
Fortress colonies do not require food or energy during the siege and will produce 1 fresh army each turn at no cost which may attempt a breakout at the end of the turn, or wait for more reinforcements to build up.

OCCUPATION!

If an invasion is successful. The invading faction gains control of the planet. Harmony may never be positive on an occupied world until its popultion is fully replaced, but gain +1 Harmony for each occupying army and +1 Harmony for each fortress colony while there are hostile species on the world.

While a planet is occupied, Any hostile species on the planet gians resistance points for the planet.

You may not mobilize defense armies from colonies of hostile species and the occupation automatically ends if there are no armies left.

If the occupied planet has a research colony, learn a random technology from the former owners.

PURGE!

If there are at least 3 occupation armies on a planet, you may purge a colony from its inhabitants each turn, while keeping the infrastructure intact while at total war with the faction of that species.

RESISTANCE!

Each faction with population on an occupied world gains resistance points:
+ 1 for each population each turn.
+ 1 for each point of negative harmony on an occupied world if it was formelly controlled by your species.
+ 5 each turn while the planet is being purged.

You may spend resistance point on one of the following:
- General strike (2 points per turn, negative harmony) - A colony of your choice (except farming/hydroponics) halts production for the next turn.
- Smuggling Ring (10 points, max 1 per industrial colony) - Planet must have a spaceport. +1 C to the occupied faction or +2 resistance to the planet.
- Underground Factory (15 points, max 1 per colony of your species) - Pernament +1 Resistance per turn to the planet. +1 Resistance Army during an uprising.
- Guerilla War (30 points) - Destroy an occupying army.
- Uprising (50 points) - Spawn 1 Resistance armies + 1 for each underground factory. Each resistance army then destroys 1 Occupation Army. If there are no occupation armies, the occupation ends and the faction organizing the resistance gains control of the planet. If there are still Occupation Armies left, all colonies loyal to occupation mobilize defense armies and an invasion from Phase II is fought out.


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TECHNOLOGY

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Technologies are divided to 3 groups.
Physics - Weapons, Energy, Communication, Shielding, Research
Biotech - Food, Harmony, Habitability, Terraforming, Genetics
Engineering - Industry, Infrastructure, Terraforming, Weapons, Spacetech

They also come in tiers.
Tier I (Industrial): 3 Techs per group, 20% odds.
Tier II (Space Age): 3 Techs per group, 20% odds.
Tier III (Nano): 2 Techs per group, 10% odds.
Tier IV (Quantum): 2 Techs per group, 5% odds.
Tier V (Enigmatic): 1 Techs per group, 2% odds.
Tier VI (Transcendent): 1 Techs per group, 1% odds.

Total number of techs: 9+9+6+6+3+3 = 36
Only Tier 1 techs can be specifically selected for research.

RESEARCHING TECHS

- Each Research Colony conducts research independently.
- Each Turn They may select any tier 1 tech or 1 of the 3 technology groups and attempt to unlock the secrets of a technology. They then make one roll with a d100, and if they roll the % treshold or below, they discover the selected tier 1 technology or one random technology from the next available tier. The more advanced the technology, the smaller the odds.
- Each time a colony fails to research a technology, they add their current odds to the base chance and they will roll for that next turn (so a if a colony has 20% chance on turn 1 for a tech, it increases to 40% chance the next turn, then 60%, 80% and finally 100% on turn 5). Finally, each failed roll adds +1% to technology breakthrough chance. This roll is made 1 times per turn per faction. A breakthrough can find unique technologies which cannot be discovered from the tech tree or discover a technology 1-3 tiers ahead of your current level.

TIER ONE TECHS

PHYSICS

Focusing Crystals
- Unlocks Photonic Lance.

Atomic Power
- Unlocks Reactor Colonies, which can convert 1 Rare Elements to 3 Energy.

Ion Drive
- Required for Colony ships and Destroyers.

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BIOTECH

Gas Synthesis
- Allows constructing Atmospheric Terraformer (5 C) on any type of continent. AUTOMATED. Uses 1 Energy, May increase or decrease any type of gas on the planet its built on (1 - 5% rate per turn, progress faster on small worlds/moons), does not require/house workers. May (depending on location) imp act surface temperature when adding or substracting gases.
- Allows advanced colonies on planets without the right type of atmosphere.

Hydroponics
- Unlocks Hydroponics Colony- Converts 1 Water and 1 Energy to 3 food, irrelevant of continent type.

Cryostasis
- Required to construct colony ships

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ENGINEERING

0-G Construction
- Spaceports, Shipyard and Defense Platforms

Underground Colonization
- Subterran Colony - Uses 1 energy, extracts 3 resources of the type available on its continent. Immune to bombardment. Allows for a 2nd colony to be built above.

Ultra Steel
- Fortress Colony - Uses 1 Energy, Provides 3x the defense armies during an invasion. May train 1 army per turn. Can destroy 50% (rounded down) of all invading transports. (2 fortress colonies destroy 75%, 3 destroy 87.5%).
- Unlocks Ultra Steel Plating spaceship parts.


Deep scanning
- Allows for finding hidden anomalies.
- Allows building archeology outposts on hidden anomalies and excavate artefacts.


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LEADERSHIP

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Each faction has leaders, or a characters of importance. You may extend their lifespan to your liking artificially, or get rid of him/her and replace with another character at any time. Perhaps have 2 or 3 different characters of importance and swap between them each turn. However, you are only allowed to use one of your characters each turn to perform an action.

The base available actions are:

- Coordinate Development: +2 C on his/her planet to be spent on building colonies.
- Independent Research: Attempt to discover a tier 1 technology. Same rules apply as to research colonies.
- Assist in Research: Allows a Research colony to roll twice in a row (2nd roll made with better odds).
- Oversee Terraforming Efforts[:/b] Double Terraforming speed.
- [b]Raise Militia:
+1 Defense army on his/her planet which has no maintenance cost, but cannot be moved. Max 1 such defense army per colony.
- Command Defense Forces: -1 to invasion rolls. Repair 20% destruction per turn spread out across all colonies if being bombarded, 100% if not being bombarded.
- Command Invasion Forces: +1 to invasion rolls. 50% less transports lost to defenses.

You may also appoint characters to the rank of governors/captains/spymasters/diplomats/project leaders. It takes an action to appoint them, but once appointed, they provide a passive bonus until removed from position. You can have a maximum of 2 appointed leaders.

- System Governor: +2 Harmony on his/her planet. +1 Harmony on all other planets in the system.
- Ambassador: Assigned to another faction, Required to conduct diplomacy.
- Starship Captain: Your character becomes attached to a spacecraft currently docked at a friendly spaceport (this costs an action, but you then gain a passive bonus for that ship. You may have no more then 2 characters leading crew).
Exploration vessels - Launch 2 expeditions per turn, without the risk of going M.I.A., choose anomaly response if you encounter one, Allows phase 1 withdrawal from space battles.
Colony Ship - Allows phase 1 withdrawal from space battles. Become System Governor when founding colony.
Destroyers/military craft - During battles, allows firing a weapon aboard twice each phase, or repairing 2 HP damage each phase. May repair all damage after a battle. Allows phase 1 withdrawal from battles.


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ALIEN CONTACT

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RELATIONS
2 factions may have the following stances towards each other
- Unknown - Neither may interact with the other through any means (default)
- Alliance - Requires appointed ambassador from one side. You are aware of everything your ally is a aware of except secret projects, you may join you're ally's battle and exchange off-world resources. Gain 5% bonus to rolls towards any technology you allies already have. Anyone declaring war on one of you declares war on all your allies, but you may choose not to join you're ally's war.
- Trade pact - You may exchange off-world resources. Gain 5% bonus to rolls towards Tier 1 and 2 technology your friends already have.
- Peace - No effect.
- War - Your ships and stations automatically engage in battle, No orbital bombardment of colonies or purge of population.
- Total War - Your ships and stations automatically engage in battle, No rules.

You may improve relations 1 step up (from total war to war to peace to trade pact to alliance) each turn only if both sides agree to it and at least 1 side has appointed an ambassador to the other.
You may worsen relations 1 step down unilaterally each turn.

DISCOVERY
You may discover other factions through several means:
- Explorers stumbling upon their planet
- Radio Telescopse intercepting their signals
- Spacecraft/Stations end up on the same location.

When discovering another faction, you will receive a TG and may secretly respond in the following ways:
- Peaceful Inquiry - Starting Relations: Peace. 5% chance for each of you to learn a technology from one another.
- Blaster Fire - Starting Relations: War.
- Isolation (only available if your explorers/telescope find their signal/planet) - You will remain unknown to each other.


SOCIETY

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IDEOLOGY
Each faction may follow a 2 compatible idological paths, granting a small initial bonus, but evolve over time with breakthroughs to greater potency. You do not have to pick your path at the begginning (but is worth doing so).

Available Paths are:

Incompatible Group A
- Reason - +1% chance when rolling for scientific breakthrough. (Breakthroughs help research).
- Faith - +1 Harmony on each planet. (Breakthroughs help Food supply and Harmony).

Incompatible Group B
- Liberty - 3x resistance points during occupation. (Breakthroughs help Harmony and Leadership).
- Obedience - No penalties from negative harmony on your 1st planet. (Breakthroughs help Armies and Leadership).

Incompatible Group C
- Planning - Population in slums may convert 1 surplus resource (must be extracated from mines) to 1 C. (Breakthroughs help Industry).
- Competition - No Harmony Penalty from population in slums. (Breakthroughs help Industry).

PROGRESS
Each point of positive Harmony counts as +1% towards a social breakthrough. Each social breakthrough grants a pernament bonus to your species based on your ideology. Your breakthrough % is halved for each breakthrough you already have.

FOREIGNERS
You may end up with alien population inhabiting planets under your control. Such popultions have to be kept track of.
So long as you are not at war with the faction of that species, they will cause no trouble. You may even use them as leaders.
If you are at war with said species, they will generate resistance point for their faction and if they inhabit colonies, those will not mobilize during an invasion.
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SPECIES CREATION

Open for applications, can accept 6 - 12 Players!

Code: Select all
[i]SPECIES[/i]
[b]Name[/b]:
[b]Homeworld[/b]:
[b]Description[/b]:
[b]History[/b]:

[i]FACTION[/i]
[b]Name[/b]:
[b]Ideology[/b]:
[b]Background[/b]:
[b]History[/b]:
[b]Leader[/b]:


HELP

SPECIES
Name: Name of your species
Homeworld: What your species know about their homeworld (optional).
Description: What your species looks, sounds and smells like, their biology, culture and society. If their ancestors are Humans, what changed (if anything).
History: Any important events your species remember (optional).

FACTION
Name: The name of your faction.
Ideology:
Background: See Backgrounds Below.
History: How your faction came to be outside of their background. If you think your faction's history cannot work with any backgrounds available, TG me and I'll see what I can do (optional).
Leader: General information about your 1st character of importance (optional).

Select one of the following about how your species came to be:
This will determine what you start with.
Note: If you do not like any of the options below for IC reasons, TG me and we might work something out.


Lost Colony Fleet - Easy
An eternity ago, you've set out to colonize a world, suspended in cryostasis. You're ships systems failed to awaken you.
Now you find yourself in a cold and empty universe, most of the fleet beyond repair. Your Galaxy no longer on the horizon. Now set course for the last light in the sky, and pray to get there in one piece.

- 3 Starting Colony ships.
- One Habitable World explored by probes.
- 2 Starting Tier 1 Technologies of your choice.

Cosmic Refugees - Easy
For as long as your species can remember, you've been Nomads of the sky, endlessly pursued by a threat long forgotten. Those left behind were never heard from again.
But now, your journey ends. There is nowhere else to run.

- 2 Starting Colony ships.
- 1 Explorer Vessel and One Habitable World granted by fate.
- 2 Starting Tier 1 Technologies of your choice, 1 Random Tier 2 Technology from a category of your choice.

Natives - Easy
It wasn't long ago, when your people were still primitive hunter gatherers.
Now, your progress is unstoppable. Having explored the furthest corners of your homeworld, you now look towards the sky.

- 3 Starting Colonies on an exceptionally Habitable World (5 Eden Continents).
- NO starting technologies.

Broken Hive Mind - Medium
You once belonged to a greater consciousness. Together ruled galaxies.
Now you are reduced to fighting over scraps at the edge of time.
There is no more consciousness, only flickering thoughts and memories. You are on your own.

- 1 Starting Colony Ship crash landed on a tropical world.
- 1 Starting Tier 1 Technology of your choice
- You build basic colonies with Food (colonies cost 10 Food each and can be thought of as organic).
- Your species does not survive occupation and die off at the rate of 1 per turn.
- Species under your occupation cannot produce anything but food.
- +5 Harmony on your starting planet.
- You have no leader actions and can never have leaders, but your Ideology developments are replaced by rare and powerful Evolutions.

Bankrupt Trade Company - Medium
You owed a lot of people a lot of money. You fled to the future.
This is not quite what you expected.

- 1 Starting Colony ship and 5 C worth of assets off-world, one habitable world fully prospected.
- 2 Mobile Space Ports that can relocate to the orbit of any known friendly planet over the course of a turn, and bring up to 5 other stations (shipyards, defense platforms etc.) with them.
- 1 Starting Tier 1 Technologies of your choice.

Shipwrecked Space Tourists - Medium
Your starliner was on a grand tour of the universe. They would show you everything. Even wormholes.
The dimensional rift broke your ship in half. You then crash-landed on a mysterious world. Now you are stuck here, and something's wrong about this place.

- Your starting planet is habitable but desolate (no edens), but also has hidden features that will reveal themselves over time.
- 3 Starting Tier 1 Technologies of your choice.
- 2 Colony ships crash landed anywhere on the planet. (They can build a colony here, but can no longer move anywhere else)

Defeated Space Armada - Hard
There were too many of them. Millions. Billions. In the final moment, you chose to withdraw.
A shameful display. Your were ordered to set course into a singularity with the rest of the cowards. You now find yourself here.

- 1 Starting Colony ship.
- 1 Explorer Vessel with a leader already on board, No starting habitable planet, you must find one (may take several turns!).
- 3 Destroyer class ships. (2P, 3S, 5HP, no maintenance).
- 1 Starting Tier 1 Technologies of your choice.
- 1 Starting Tier 2 Technology (predetermined).

Scientific Expedition - Hard
You knew this would happen.
You wanted to be here. Its too late to regret now.

- 1 Starting Colony ships.
- 1 Explorer Vessel with a leader already on board, no starting habitable planet, you must find one (may take several turns!).
- 3 Starting Tier 1 Technologies of your choice.
- 1 Starting Tier 2 Technology (predetermined).
- 1 Starting Breakthrough Technology (predetermined).


Accepted Factions

The Architects - Cosmic Refugees - Reason, Cooperation - G-Tech Corporation
The Armada of the Forgotten - Scientific Expedition - Planning, Obedience - Lunas Legion
The Lachrimann Federation - Cosmic Refugees - Reason, Liberty - Piscina
The Heirs of the Second Horizon - Space Tourists - Faith, Obedience - Olthenia
The Church of the Old God - Hive Mind - The Empire of Tau
The Anarchronox - Hive Mind - Ralnis
The Uvik-Nal - Natives - Faith, Liberty - Holy Tedalonia
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Postby G-Tech Corporation » Fri May 01, 2020 6:18 am

SPECIES
Name: Voidborn (Homo erectus superior tenebrae)
Homeworld: The Mainframe
Description: The Voidborn, the Sons of the Last Home, are physically identical to the ubiquitous vermin of the galaxy, mankind. Their own records are unclear about exactly how this happened, because they pre-date Humanity's leap to the stars by several millenia, but their myths and legends speak of their forebearers being chosen by the vanished Makers from indigenous populations to be groomed to adopt their legacy. No longer creatures of blood and bone, the Voidborn have walked strange paths on their journey across the stars, now abiotic echoes of the species that once was once was and the men and women who lived in the free air, amalgamations of eldritch technology and the horrors of the space between stars that masquerade as the living.
History: Will reveal ICly.

FACTION
Name: The Architects
Ideology: Builders and artisans of ambition far outsize to their ability for centuries, the Architects are the heirs to the legacy of their Makers, and value the fabrication of civilization and survival in the face of adversity above all. There is no problem, to their eyes, that cannot be resolved with iron will and ceaseless industry. Reason, Creation (Cooperation).
Background: Cosmic Refugees - Once they were the caretakers of the Mainframe, a constructed world around the rim of a singularity of untrammeled size, a refuge constructed for the worthy by their Makers who sought to escape the death of the universe around them. But a lifeboat, no matter how vast - though it was large enough to hold the population of uncounted systems - is eventually of finite size. As the endless waves of desperate organics, warlords, governments, and apocalypse descended on the Mainframe, order broke down slowly but surely, until the grand experiment of empathy and posterity was destroyed in a spasm of conflict and death on an unimaginable scale that lasted for generations. The Architects, bearing only fragments of the power and knowledge that was lost in the apocalypse, fled toward the last remaining hope for their way of life, leaving the burning hulk of their Makers behind as it drowned in blood.
History: ^
Leader: Arch-Fabricator Second of Ivory
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Psychotic Dictatorship

Postby Lunas Legion » Fri May 01, 2020 7:16 am

SPECIES
Name: They don't remember their name, so they call themselves As'kaqa; in what they remember of their language, it roughly means 'to be forgotten' or 'to forget'.
Homeworld: They don't remember their homeworld, and every As'kaqa seems to have a contradictory description of it. Some call it a vast desert, blasted by winds, some say they lived underground, some say they lived in endless green forests, others still say they lived in cramped passages of iron and steel, endless worlds of metal and glass. The name is forgotten, like much else about their history.
Description: The As'kaqa are reptilians, but other than that vary greatly in size. Some are barely three to four feet tall, small and lithe but intelligent, others stand almost six foot and are well-muscled while another group stand almost 8 foot tall as mountains of muscle but as dumb as bricks. They believe that the three strains are part of a historical eugenics program to create specifically bred castes, but have no proof.
History: The As'kaqa do not know their history. They awoke from cryogenic stasis, with a course pre-set, with technologies that they understood despite having no memory of ever encountering them before. Everything else is a mystery.

FACTION
Name: The Armada of the Forgotten
Ideology: Planning, Obedience
Background: Scientific Expedition - Not that they know this.
History: The Armada of the Forgotten is the name given to the small fleet of unknown purpose that the As'kaqa awoke in. They do not know how they got here, why they are here, but their pre-set course is coming to an end and deeply buried memories of desperation, fear and survival flutter to the surface among their smarter members as they look for... Whatever they were sent here for. That feeling of purpose, the drive to hunt all of them possess. And for some, it is not desperation or fear, but curiosity that they feel...
Leader: Adral


Ah shit, here we go again.
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Postby Piscina » Fri May 01, 2020 7:49 am

Piscina wrote:SPECIES
Name: Pinnarum

Homeworld: Lachrima was a rocky world with a nitrogen-oxygen atmosphere and water oceans that covered about 70% of the surface. It orbited a gas giant in the outer regions of it’s solar system, and did not receive much sunlight due to it’s distance from it’s home star. It’s temperature was still habitable though, due to a large amount of volcanic activity caused by tidal heating, and a thick atmosphere that existed partially due to the volcanism. The atmosphere had a sea level surface pressure of approximately 125,000 Pascals, which was higher than Lachrima’s surface gravity of approximately 0.7g would be able to retain naturally. The atmosphere also had a significant concentration of sulphur, making the whole planet seem to smell of it to any visiting xenos, and gases released by the heavy volcanism were constantly replacing those lost to space and the faint solar wind. The local flora was sparse and short due to the limited sunlight, as the soot raised by eruptions threatened to block the light that did reach the planet. The local fauna had a much higher proportion of avians than most planets, as the thick atmosphere and low gravity made flight very easy, and wings were often needed to bypass the steep mountains and sheer cliffs of igneous rock that composed most of the terrain on Lachrima.

Description: The Pinnarum are a species of avians. Adults of the species are about one metre tall, with no significant difference between genders. They hatch from eggs which are laid individually. In a pre-technological environment they are incubated by their parents on rotation. However, in modern society eggs are typically incubated artificially for the first twenty two weeks, and only incubated naturally for the last half of the sixth month so that a parent can be present if the hatchling requires assistance while hatching.

Pinnarum are coloured a dull green-grey, which serves as a natural camouflage in their native environment. They live for approximately seventy years in a technological society. They are herbivores, and have two eyes that face approximately 40 degrees off forward. (Evolutionary biologists suspect that prehistoric Pinnarum evolved this as a compromise between accuracy while throwing spears to defend themselves and wide-angle vision to see predators coming. They also speculate that a species with eyes facing fully forwards would be significantly more accurate with ranged weapons than Pinnarum are.)

Pinnarum are likely to have difficulty adapting to other planets, due to the fact that Lachrima had rather atypical conditions for a habitable world, and on a planet with higher gravity or thinner atmosphere they will probably be incapable of flight. They will also find the sunlight on most worlds uncomfortably bright without eye protection (Sunglasses).

The most unusual features of the Pinnarum are not physically evident though. By Human standards, almost every member of the species is hyper-creative and filled to the brim with a kind of manic energy. Due to this, they tend to experience faster technological progression (Which explains how they can research technologies their civilisation has never encountered before). Pinnarum art is also nigh-incomprehensible to xenos, and has a rich history of abstract sculpture, music that is either hauntingly beautiful or ear-shredding, depending on the exact work, and eclectically coloured paintings.

History: The Pinnarum had developed a burgeoning space-age civilisation on Lachrima, and exploration of neighbouring star systems was underway. This could not last though (well actually it could, but whatever). They had encountered extensive archeological evidence of alien civilisations, but had not actually found any living xenos.

All was going well, until deep space scanning arrays detected gravity waves that indicated an imminent hypernova. Immediately, preparations to evacuate Lachrima were begun. This was partially successful, as a number of intergalactic cryosleep vessels were built that together would be capable of ensuring that a twenty-fifth of the Pinnarum population, two hundred million people, would face an uncertain death rather than a certain one. They were launched, abandoning 96% of the population of the species to certain doom and providing a slim chance that the civilisation would live on.

FACTION
Name: Lachriman Federation

Ideology: Liberty/Reason. Building a better future by understanding the universe.

Background: Cosmic Refugees. For my starting technologies I choose Cryostasis and 0-G Construction, and for my tier two category I choose Biotech.

History: The destruction of their homeworld has psychologically scarred many of the surviving Pinnarum, and one of the most emphasised parts of the new Federation’s constitution is the ban on genocides and weapons of mass destruction. Having 96% of your species killed tends to have that kind of effect on people. However, Lachrima’s destruction has had one even stronger impact on their civilisation: It has imprinted a burning desire to survive that is stronger than any other motive they have. They will be willing to break their moral codes if the destruction of the Federation is the alternative.

Leader: As the Lachriman government is democratic, the Federation’s leader will change several times per turn, and so I will not bother making them a named character. Instead, I will simply refer to them as the Chancellor. The Federation is in large part a computerised direct democracy, with many significant decisions being made by E-referendum.
My RP characters:
Voluisse Illudere (Intrigue in court(Discontinued))
Audax Veni (Galactic Adventures(Abandoned due to not having enough time to play them properly))
Hector Perseus Driscoll (Model Hogwarts(Discord, not NS))
Lachriman Federation (The Last Stars(Faction, not character))

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Postby Olthenia » Fri May 01, 2020 8:04 am

SPECIES
Name: Ardani
Homeworld: Ard
Description: It is clear, from the shape of their oblong skulls and the peculiar width of their eyes, that the ancestry of the Ardani likely lies somewhere in the depths of great oceans. In waters, calm and stormy, of a past now forgotten.
History: To be revealed IC.

FACTION
Name: Heirs of the Second Horizon
Ideology: To those call themselves the Heirs of the Second Horizon, life and their place in it is simply this: a test. Of faith. Of purpose. Of moral certainty. To pass it, one must endure its trials; not merely as individuals – but together, as a single part of a greater whole. The fabric of their society is founded on this armor-clad faith, hardwiring their disparate communes into an obedient whole. (Faith. Obedience. Planning.)

Background: Shipwrecked Space Tourists
History: Once, in a time many Threads distant, the faithful of Ard were part of a greater whole. An armada of pattern-pleasing vessels bound in pilgrimage to distant stars. Perhaps it was hubris that tore them astray. Perhaps it was cruel fate. Perhaps it was the clawed pseudopod of the Unfurler Itself. Whatever the case – they are here now: forced to forge for themselves new lives for the glory of their gods. Alone.
Leader: Presider Jalome Dibango
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Postby G-Tech Corporation » Fri May 01, 2020 8:53 am

Lunas Legion wrote:
SPECIES
Name: They don't remember their name, so they call themselves As'kaqa; in what they remember of their language, it roughly means 'to be forgotten' or 'to forget'.
Homeworld: They don't remember their homeworld, and every As'kaqa seems to have a contradictory description of it. Some call it a vast desert, blasted by winds, some say they lived underground, some say they lived in endless green forests, others still say they lived in cramped passages of iron and steel, endless worlds of metal and glass. The name is forgotten, like much else about their history.
Description: The As'kaqa are reptilians, but other than that vary greatly in size. Some are barely three to four feet tall, small and lithe but intelligent, others stand almost six foot and are well-muscled while another group stand almost 8 foot tall as mountains of muscle but as dumb as bricks. They believe that the three strains are part of a historical eugenics program to create specifically bred castes, but have no proof.
History: The As'kaqa do not know their history. They awoke from cryogenic stasis, with a course pre-set, with technologies that they understood despite having no memory of ever encountering them before. Everything else is a mystery.

FACTION
Name: The Armada of the Forgotten
Ideology: Planning, Obedience
Background: Scientific Expedition - Not that they know this.
History: The Armada of the Forgotten is the name given to the small fleet of unknown purpose that the As'kaqa awoke in. They do not know how they got here, why they are here, but their pre-set course is coming to an end and deeply buried memories of desperation, fear and survival flutter to the surface among their smarter members as they look for... Whatever they were sent here for. That feeling of purpose, the drive to hunt all of them possess. And for some, it is not desperation or fear, but curiosity that they feel...
Leader: Adral


Ah shit, here we go again.


Scientific Expedition, very cool. J'accept.

Piscina wrote:
Piscina wrote:SPECIES
Name: Pinnarum

Homeworld: Lachrima was a rocky world with a nitrogen-oxygen atmosphere and water oceans that covered about 70% of the surface. It orbited a gas giant in the outer regions of it’s solar system, and did not receive much sunlight due to it’s distance from it’s home star. It’s temperature was still habitable though, due to a large amount of volcanic activity caused by tidal heating, and a thick atmosphere that existed partially due to the volcanism. The atmosphere had a sea level surface pressure of approximately 125,000 Pascals, which was higher than Lachrima’s surface gravity of approximately 0.7g would be able to retain naturally. The atmosphere also had a significant concentration of sulphur, making the whole planet seem to smell of it to any visiting xenos, and gases released by the heavy volcanism were constantly replacing those lost to space and the faint solar wind. The local flora was sparse and short due to the limited sunlight, as the soot raised by eruptions threatened to block the light that did reach the planet. The local fauna had a much higher proportion of avians than most planets, as the thick atmosphere and low gravity made flight very easy, and wings were often needed to bypass the steep mountains and sheer cliffs of igneous rock that composed most of the terrain on Lachrima.

Description: The Pinnarum are a species of avians. Adults of the species are about one metre tall, with no significant difference between genders. They hatch from eggs which are laid individually. In a pre-technological environment they are incubated by their parents on rotation. However, in modern society eggs are typically incubated artificially for the first twenty two weeks, and only incubated naturally for the last half of the sixth month so that a parent can be present if the hatchling requires assistance while hatching.

Pinnarum are coloured a dull green-grey, which serves as a natural camouflage in their native environment. They live for approximately seventy years in a technological society. They are herbivores, and have two eyes that face approximately 40 degrees off forward. (Evolutionary biologists suspect that prehistoric Pinnarum evolved this as a compromise between accuracy while throwing spears to defend themselves and wide-angle vision to see predators coming. They also speculate that a species with eyes facing fully forwards would be significantly more accurate with ranged weapons than Pinnarum are.)

Pinnarum are likely to have difficulty adapting to other planets, due to the fact that Lachrima had rather atypical conditions for a habitable world, and on a planet with higher gravity or thinner atmosphere they will probably be incapable of flight. They will also find the sunlight on most worlds uncomfortably bright without eye protection (Sunglasses).

The most unusual features of the Pinnarum are not physically evident though. By Human standards, almost every member of the species is hyper-creative and filled to the brim with a kind of manic energy. Due to this, they tend to experience faster technological progression (Which explains how they can research technologies their civilisation has never encountered before). Pinnarum art is also nigh-incomprehensible to xenos, and has a rich history of abstract sculpture, music that is either hauntingly beautiful or ear-shredding, depending on the exact work, and eclectically coloured paintings.

History: The Pinnarum had developed a burgeoning space-age civilisation on Lachrima, and exploration of neighbouring star systems was underway. This could not last though (well actually it could, but whatever). They had encountered extensive archeological evidence of alien civilisations, but had not actually found any living xenos.

All was going well, until deep space scanning arrays detected gravity waves that indicated an imminent hypernova. Immediately, preparations to evacuate Lachrima were begun. This was partially successful, as a number of intergalactic cryosleep vessels were built that together would be capable of ensuring that a twenty-fifth of the Pinnarum population, two hundred million people, would face an uncertain death rather than a certain one. They were launched, abandoning 96% of the population of the species to certain doom and providing a slim chance that the civilisation would live on.

FACTION
Name: Lachriman Federation

Ideology: Liberty/Reason. Building a better future by understanding the universe.

Background: Cosmic Refugees. For my starting technologies I choose Cryostasis and 0-G Construction, and for my tier two category I choose Biotech.

History: The destruction of their homeworld has psychologically scarred many of the surviving Pinnarum, and one of the most emphasised parts of the new Federation’s constitution is the ban on genocides and weapons of mass destruction. Having 96% of your species killed tends to have that kind of effect on people. However, Lachrima’s destruction has had one even stronger impact on their civilisation: It has imprinted a burning desire to survive that is stronger than any other motive they have. They will be willing to break their moral codes if the destruction of the Federation is the alternative.

Leader: As the Lachriman government is democratic, the Federation’s leader will change several times per turn, and so I will not bother making them a named character. Instead, I will simply refer to them as the Chancellor. The Federation is in large part a computerised direct democracy, with many significant decisions being made by E-referendum.


Very good, very good. I'll have to remember that bit about the edemocracy for events. J'accept.

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SPECIES
Name: Ardani
Homeworld: Ard
Description: It is clear, from the shape of their oblong skulls and the peculiar width of their eyes, that the ancestry of the Ardani likely lies somewhere in the depths of great oceans. In waters, calm and stormy, of a past now forgotten.
History: To be revealed IC.

FACTION
Name: Heirs of the Second Horizon
Ideology: To those call themselves the Heirs of the Second Horizon, life and their place in it is simply this: a test. Of faith. Of purpose. Of moral certainty. To pass it, one must endure its trials; not merely as individuals – but together, as a single part of a greater whole. The fabric of their society is founded on this armor-clad faith, hardwiring their disparate communes into an obedient whole. (Faith. Obedience. Planning.)

Background: Once, in a time many Threads distant, the faithful of Ard were part of a greater whole. An armada of pattern-pleasing vessels bound in pilgrimage to distant stars. Perhaps it was hubris that tore them astray. Perhaps it was cruel fate. Perhaps it was the clawed pseudopod of the Unfurler Itself. Whatever the case – they are here now: forced to forge for themselves new lives for the glory of their gods. Alone.
History: ^
Leader: Presider Jalome Dibango


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Postby Olthenia » Fri May 01, 2020 9:34 am

G-Tech Corporation wrote:Interesting concept - though I do need you to choose one of the Background options :P


Understood, and edited accordingly.

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Olthenia wrote:
G-Tech Corporation wrote:Interesting concept - though I do need you to choose one of the Background options :P


Understood, and edited accordingly.


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Name: Entity-1435
Homeworld: [REDACTED]
Description: The subspecies of Atorasu-Nasa can be seen as ‘flesh-bags’ due to their outward fleshy appearance. There is no one size and shape that can be used to overall describe subsets of Entity-1435 (Atorasu-Nasa).
History: [REDACTED]

FACTION
Name: Church of the Old God
Ideology: Ideals are hard-to-pin, even non-existence, down due to the very nature of Atorasu-Nasa. If anything, the internal hivemind functions can be closely understood as [FAITH] and [PLANNING]
Background: Broken Hivemind - Atorasu-Nasa was once a part of a larger entity known as Gozo, which was an over-sized bio-mass the size of a sun. Atorasu, the heart, was within Gozo that managed its circulatory system. The ambitions of Gozo and its many legions of flesh-eating eldritch horrors would soon meet its match after a united front against it. After Gozo died, the body parts of Gozo either withered away or were captured by the enemy. For Atorasu-Nasa, it got contained for study. Not surprising, Atorasu-Nasa managed to somehow escaped its massive containment and get a colony ship for itself to find the last remaining stars to grow and expand once more.
History: ^
Leader: Atorasu-Nasa is a massive beating heart that serves as the overall entity, “leader”, of its remaining hivemind. Rouge calculations hold Atorasu-Nasa to be about a few hundred billion years old.

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The Empire of Tau wrote:
SPECIES
Name: Entity-1435
Homeworld: [REDACTED]
Description: The subspecies of Atorasu-Nasa can be seen as ‘flesh-bags’ due to their outward fleshy appearance. There is no one size and shape that can be used to overall describe subsets of Entity-1435 (Atorasu-Nasa).
History: [REDACTED]

FACTION
Name: Church of the Old God
Ideology: Ideals are hard-to-pin, even non-existence, down due to the very nature of Atorasu-Nasa. If anything, the internal hivemind functions can be closely understood as [FAITH] and [PLANNING]
Background: Broken Hivemind - Atorasu-Nasa was once a part of a larger entity known as Gozo, which was an over-sized bio-mass the size of a sun. Atorasu, the heart, was within Gozo that managed its circulatory system. The ambitions of Gozo and its many legions of flesh-eating eldritch horrors would soon meet its match after a united front against it. After Gozo died, the body parts of Gozo either withered away or were captured by the enemy. For Atorasu-Nasa, it got contained for study. Not surprising, Atorasu-Nasa managed to somehow escaped its massive containment and get a colony ship for itself to find the last remaining stars to grow and expand once more.
History: ^
Leader: Atorasu-Nasa is a massive beating heart that serves as the overall entity, “leader”, of its remaining hivemind. Rouge calculations hold Atorasu-Nasa to be about a few hundred billion years old.


Ahhh yes. A Hive Mind. Very good. J’accept.
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FACTION
Name: The Anachronox
Ideology: The Anachronox are nuanced for a hive mind species. One that is connected through their modifications to be a true consensus and have everyone together as a whole, yet as individual parts. Very few of their kind exist in the universe and now they are the last portion of their own have find refugee in the last vestiges of light in the universe, broken and collapsed from the various wars that destroyed their intergalactic empire. Yet, in the flesh formers that mark their return, the last peoples have put their Faith in them regrowing and finding out why the Cluster exist, and the Obedience in the Manifold to rebuild our people to what are and find a way to either escape the universe or to find a way to fix what has happened before.
Background: Broken Hive Mind
History: The Anachronox came from a human colony that had gone to deep extremes of biomodification in order to adapt to the harshness of a death world. The result of this was the Anachronox and they turned their death world into something that resembled a biopunk cityscape, where everything was a mixture between a normal city or an HR Geiger painting. The people who lived in it modified themselves beyond measure, becoming a true consensus hive mind in the form of a direct democracy and one of harmony in both the whole and the individual. As they spread in their living ships grown by eldritch infrastructure as they dot the known universe, seeding them in hopes to grow in power and existence.

However there was a threat growing against the consensus, war and destruction. They came like a fire, consuming the Anachronox own holdings for the sake of greed or cruelty. It didn't matter as entire worlds were purged of them or were destroyed in order to stop the feeding of biomass. The Anachronox had no choice but to unleash terrors and viruses upon their enemies but this ended with more destruction than needed. Eventually they figured out that this mass wars and destruction had came with a new ending and hypothesis that no one wanted to see. The end of the known universe.

They did their best to figure out a way to escape or safeguard their portions that had been receding in every direction. This plan eventually backfired when someone bombed the universal center, ending life as they knew it. The last effort to save their people, their own connections in the Manifold down to one last people to one last place in the universe that seemed to be untouched by the scars of war or the exploitation of starnations.

It will be here where the Anachronox will rebuild and solve the question on either how to save their universe, or escape it to a better time beyond the scraps.
Leader: There is none, everyone is connected in a form of consesnsus within a biological QTE network called the Manifold.

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Postby The Empire of Tau » Fri May 01, 2020 7:05 pm

So, are we still on turn 10-11?

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Postby G-Tech Corporation » Fri May 01, 2020 7:11 pm

Ralnis wrote:FACTION
Name: The Anachronox
Ideology: The Anachronox are nuanced for a hive mind species. One that is connected through their modifications to be a true consensus and have everyone together as a whole, yet as individual parts. Very few of their kind exist in the universe and now they are the last portion of their own have find refugee in the last vestiges of light in the universe, broken and collapsed from the various wars that destroyed their intergalactic empire. Yet, in the flesh formers that mark their return, the last peoples have put their Faith in them regrowing and finding out why the Cluster exist, and the Obedience in the Manifold to rebuild our people to what are and find a way to either escape the universe or to find a way to fix what has happened before.
Background: Broken Hive Mind
History: The Anachronox came from a human colony that had gone to deep extremes of biomodification in order to adapt to the harshness of a death world. The result of this was the Anachronox and they turned their death world into something that resembled a biopunk cityscape, where everything was a mixture between a normal city or an HR Geiger painting. The people who lived in it modified themselves beyond measure, becoming a true consensus hive mind in the form of a direct democracy and one of harmony in both the whole and the individual. As they spread in their living ships grown by eldritch infrastructure as they dot the known universe, seeding them in hopes to grow in power and existence.

However there was a threat growing against the consensus, war and destruction. They came like a fire, consuming the Anachronox own holdings for the sake of greed or cruelty. It didn't matter as entire worlds were purged of them or were destroyed in order to stop the feeding of biomass. The Anachronox had no choice but to unleash terrors and viruses upon their enemies but this ended with more destruction than needed. Eventually they figured out that this mass wars and destruction had came with a new ending and hypothesis that no one wanted to see. The end of the known universe.

They did their best to figure out a way to escape or safeguard their portions that had been receding in every direction. This plan eventually backfired when someone bombed the universal center, ending life as they knew it. The last effort to save their people, their own connections in the Manifold down to one last people to one last place in the universe that seemed to be untouched by the scars of war or the exploitation of starnations.

It will be here where the Anachronox will rebuild and solve the question on either how to save their universe, or escape it to a better time beyond the scraps.
Leader: There is none, everyone is connected in a form of consesnsus within a biological QTE network called the Manifold.


Sounds good, sounds good. Interesting take on a Hive Mind. I'll do some adaptations to the tree to accommodate it.

The Empire of Tau wrote:So, are we still on turn 10-11?


At present the trend seems to push that we should roll with a fresh start, given folks want to run new nations.
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Unethical space tourists incoming!

SPECIES
Name: Cho'Dosan

Homeworld: The Cho'Dosan homeworld was destroyed many millennia ago, during a major interstellar war that saw the destruction of their home galaxy in a hypernova, ultimately forcing the survivors to flee across the universe to another galaxy. The only confirmed fact known about the homeworld is its name: Klandulor. All other surviving "records" of it have acquired a mythical quality of their own, and thus should be taken with a grain of salt. The homeworld is theorized, based largely on Cho'Dosan biology, to have been tropical and covered in dense vegetation, teeming with all sorts of life.

Description: Cho'Dosans have a humanoid bipedal figure, with a skin color ranging from light-blue to dark purple. They are tall, with the average height being around seven feet. They have three eyes- one in the center of the forehead (used for looking directly ahead) and two on the left and right sides, allowing a wide field of vision, and are capable of seeing in three dimensions and in color. The species has six limbs; the two rear limbs are typically used for walking, while the remaining four are for tool use, though they are capable of using any of their limbs for walking, crawling, or climbing. Each limb has an opposable thumb and three other fingers, as well as long claws for attacking prey (though, most Cho'Dosans clip their claws down or have them removed as they are impractical in modern times; parents may have their children's genetic code altered before birth so they cannot have claws). Cho'Dosans have a mixture of sharp fangs for biting and tearing, as well as molar-like teeth for grinding plants (as they became more omnivorous then their predator ancestors). In the past, Cho'Dosans were capable of producing a potent neurotoxin used to incapacitate prey, but this ability has been lost over time. They do not have any fur, and have the ability to sweat (probably like most other animals on Klandulor); their skin is also fairly thick, which added a substantial level of protection from potential attacks. Cho'Dosans breath a nitrogen-oxygen mix, though Klandulor's atmosphere is believed to have been up to 20% carbon dioxide, as Cho'Dosans are capable of withstanding this level of concentration before it becomes toxic. Cho'Dosans are theorized to have evolved from an ancestral apex predator race on Klandulor; the tropical climate meant that life on the planet was very abundant and highly competitive. The ancestors of the Cho'Dosans managed to develop a high enough intelligence level to use tools and discover agriculture, ultimately allowing them to form civilizations.

History: According to the legends, the Cho'Dosans once ruled over a vast interstellar empire in their home galaxy. However, this empire was destroyed in a great interstellar war by an alien species known as the Crai. Extremely little information is known about the Crai or the progress of the war, but the galaxy was destroyed using a hypernova, forcing the survivors to flee across the great void of space in huge generation ships. Many millennia later, modern history begins as the Cho'Dosans settle down in their current galaxy. The circumstances of the "Great Exile", as the exodus from their home galaxy was known, meant that any level of coordination by the central government during the evacuation was lost. As a result, a number of societies independent of the old empire were formed. Over time, they developed their own distinct forms of government and cultures. Wars were occasionally fought between these societies, but trading relations and eventually alliances were also established, as the Cho'Dosans understood the value of cooperation; the memories of the old empire had not yet faded away, and there were a number of Cho'Dosans that wished to restore their glory days. These relations coalesced into the Covenant, a confederation consisting of all major Cho'Dosan nations. The Covenant had a fairly loose political structure compared to the old empire; each Cho'Dosan nation retained a large amount of autonomy, as they were allowed to keep their own local governments, collect their own taxes, raise their own defense forces, etc. However, they did give up their ability to form foreign relations and declare war to the Covenant leadership. The government consisted of two main houses: the High Council and Parliament. The High Council consisted of representatives from the 20 most powerful nations within the Covenant (determined by considering population, economy size, industrial capacity, etc.), elected regularly by Parliament. The High Council effectively controlled the executive branch, responsible for enforcing the law and controlling the Covenant's vast bureaucracy. A senior councilor was typically elected by the High Council and Parliament, to serve as the leader of both houses and effectively the nation; this senior councilor technically did not hold any more power than any other councilor, but was recognized as "first among equals", and nevertheless wielded a great deal of power and respect. Parliament controlled the legislative branch, consisting of representatives from every nation that were elected or appointed in a popular vote from those nations. They served to act as a check on the power of the High Council, and had the power to propose and vote on new legislation. There was also an independent judicial branch, tasked with the authority of interpreting the law and ensuring that the rights of every nation were guaranteed according to the Covenant Charter (basically, the equivalent of a constitution). A Covenant military existed, tasked with keeping the peace between the member nations and protecting all members from any foreign incursion; all members were required to provide personnel, supplies, and finance for the military.

The formation of the Covenant has once again allowed the Cho'Dosan species to regain its former glory; while there has been occasional unrest and even political crises, the autonomous structure of the Covenant has largely done its job in keeping the peace between different societies and cultures, in a way that would have been unfeasible in the old empire. That was true, of course, before it became apparent that the universe was dying...

FACTION
Name: Aicury Pleasure Company, Starliners #015 and #086
Ideology: Liberty and competition. The passengers come from various different nations within the Covenant, all with differing cultures, governments, and taboos. It will be quite difficult to unite them.
Background: Shipwrecked Space Tourists
History: Ships #015 and #086 were registered civilian vessels of the Aicury Pleasure Company. Based out of Aicury, a powerful member world of the Covenant, Aicury Pleasure is heavily focused on tourism, selling its "special services" primarily to upper-middle class or wealthy clients. While they travel to normal popular tourist destinations such as neutron stars, wormholes, black holes, nebulas, gas giants, etc., for a heavy price they offer a more immersive experience for their clients. This special service allows clients to directly interact with alien worlds, typically those with flourishing biospheres, in any way they see fit for a certain amount of time. A number of these worlds even have intelligent life, still in a primitive state. As one would expect, these "interactions" can become extraordinarily unethical, so much so that Aicury Pleasure has frequently come under inquiry by the Parliament for their role in the destruction of entire ecosystems and species, and horrific crimes committed against native intelligent races. Aicury Pleasure has managed to have all inquiries dismissed by using their prominent political connections and outright bribery, and even offering their special services to certain politicians for free.

The two starliners were scheduled to embark on one of these grand tours when disaster struck. The ships were struck by a huge dimensional rift, leading to the deaths of many crew members and passengers and forcing the ships to crash land on an uninhabited world. The two captains, who both survived the incident, have now become the ad hoc leaders of the survivors, tasked with the difficult endeavor of finding a way off the world and back to Covenant space, if even possible.
Leader: Captain Asir Av'Lya (of #015), and Captain Sion Sy'ko (of #086)
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Postby G-Tech Corporation » Sat May 02, 2020 6:33 am

The Orson Empire wrote:SPECIES
Name: Cho'Dosan


Hmm okay. I like this. It is a bit off in terms of backstory though: the oncoming expansion death of the universe has been apparent for quite some time, and the overexpansion of interstellar space rendered essentially any polity as nonfunctional if they spanned more than a single system. I don't mind if you want to have the tourists seeking a way back to their theoretical home system, but the realities of how long a superluminal voyage would now take are accelerating, making any contact an excessively optimistic hope.

They're on their Last Cruise, to the final lights in the sky that might offer refuge. Their Three Hour Tour was essentially always a quest for survival.

As long as we're on the same page there I can accept these lads, just wanted to clarify that you understand the setting.
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Postby G-Tech Corporation » Sat May 02, 2020 1:08 pm

In other news, how would folks feel about a Monday start? Too swift? Too slow?
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Postby Western Fardelshufflestein » Sat May 02, 2020 2:17 pm

SPECIES
Name:Xetan
Homeworld: Earth Colony #659b
Description: Xetanians are very similar to their distant ancestors, homo sapiens; however, they have evolved over time to reach a superior intelligence level. Furthermore, they are more adjusted to space travel and experience minimal physiological effects from long periods of time in space. Xetanians all have dark brown or black hair, and their eyes are usually multicolored. Their languages are derived from Neo English, Japanese, and various Chinese dialects, though there is a minority ethnicity that speaks Dano-Polish.
History: Generations ago, when the humans were colonizing the universe, a select group of Japanese, American, Chinese, and Dano-Polish colonists settled on a resource-rich planet dubbed Earth Colony #659b. For much of their history, the Xetanians (as they came to be known by natives of Solar System 659) were peaceful, research-oriented people...until malevolent beings began destroying their environment. It was then that the Xetanian leaders realized it was time to search for another way to gain resources.

FACTION
Name: Xetan Opus
Ideology: Research, personal liberties, and faith
Background: Scientific Expedition. 3 Tier 1 Technologies: gas synthesis, 0-G construction, atomic power
History: The Xetanian scientists (and their families) who came to search for a planet with sustainable resources knew they would likely never see their home again. Now they are stranded at the end of the universe, vainly scouring solar systems for resources to aid a planet they can never return to.
Leader: Captain Hieran Li Matsumo. Biological age: 41 Xetanian years. Height: 180 cm (about 5 feet 11 inches). Mass: 71 kilograms (156.528 pounds) Hair color: Black Eye color: silver-cerulean
QUIDDITCH WORLD CUP CHAMPIONS
We're not quite sure how it happened, either.

--Tiny Shakespeare-obsessed island nation northeast of New Zealand settled by HRE emigrants who thought they had landed in the West Indies--
--F7 Stuff Largely Not Canon-- --Ignore Polygamy, WMD, and Into Space policies-- --RP year is 2020 in real time-- --Ignore Stats-- --Still not Kenneth Branagh--

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Postby G-Tech Corporation » Sat May 02, 2020 2:56 pm

Western Fardelshufflestein wrote:SPECIES
Name:Xetan
Homeworld: Earth Colony #659b
Description: Xetanians are very similar to their distant ancestors, homo sapiens; however, they have evolved over time to reach a superior intelligence level. Furthermore, they are more adjusted to space travel and experience minimal physiological effects from long periods of time in space. Xetanians all have dark brown or black hair, and their eyes are usually multicolored. Their languages are derived from Neo English, Japanese, and various Chinese dialects, though there is a minority ethnicity that speaks Dano-Polish.
History: Generations ago, when the humans were colonizing the universe, a select group of Japanese, American, Chinese, and Dano-Polish colonists settled on a resource-rich planet dubbed Earth Colony #659b. For much of their history, the Xetanians (as they came to be known by natives of Solar System 659) were peaceful, research-oriented people...until malevolent beings began destroying their environment. It was then that the Xetanian leaders realized it was time to search for another way to gain resources.

FACTION
Name: Xetan Opus
Ideology: Research, personal liberties, and faith
Background: Scientific Expedition. 3 Tier 1 Technologies: gas synthesis, 0-G construction, atomic power
History: The Xetanian scientists (and their families) who came to search for a planet with sustainable resources knew they would likely never see their home again. Now they are stranded at the end of the universe, vainly scouring solar systems for resources to aid a planet they can never return to.
Leader: Captain Hieran Li Matsumo. Biological age: 41 Xetanian years. Height: 180 cm (about 5 feet 11 inches). Mass: 71 kilograms (156.528 pounds) Hair color: Black Eye color: silver-cerulean


Swanky. Nothing like some good ole Earthlings to hold down the fort. I should note that you can only choose two Ideologies, unfortunately, to start with. Otherwise this application seems to be in order.
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Postby Western Fardelshufflestein » Sat May 02, 2020 5:38 pm

Faith and research
QUIDDITCH WORLD CUP CHAMPIONS
We're not quite sure how it happened, either.

--Tiny Shakespeare-obsessed island nation northeast of New Zealand settled by HRE emigrants who thought they had landed in the West Indies--
--F7 Stuff Largely Not Canon-- --Ignore Polygamy, WMD, and Into Space policies-- --RP year is 2020 in real time-- --Ignore Stats-- --Still not Kenneth Branagh--

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Postby G-Tech Corporation » Sat May 02, 2020 6:04 pm

Western Fardelshufflestein wrote:Faith and research


Excellent. In that case I am happy to accept you!
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Postby The Empire of Tau » Sat May 02, 2020 8:02 pm

For hive-mind, are you doing the Hack way? As in we don't follow the tech-tree, but evolution?

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Postby G-Tech Corporation » Sat May 02, 2020 11:47 pm

The Empire of Tau wrote:For hive-mind, are you doing the Hack way? As in we don't follow the tech-tree, but evolution?


A bit of column A, a bit of column B. Ignoring the tech tree didn’t make the most sense, so we won’t be doing that - but at the same time Hive Evolutions will be considerably more varied and powerful than Ideologies.
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Postby Piscina » Sun May 03, 2020 2:38 am

Western Fardelshufflestein wrote:Faith and research


Hang on, aren’t those two mutually incompatible?
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Postby Lunas Legion » Sun May 03, 2020 4:04 am

Piscina wrote:
Western Fardelshufflestein wrote:Faith and research


Hang on, aren’t those two mutually incompatible?


Indeed.
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