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Cruise Beautiful Lake Agloza (Sign Up/OOC/MT)

Postby Glisandia » Wed Mar 03, 2021 8:41 pm

Cruising

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Credit for the image of the Upplausn goes to original photographer. Used with fair use/parody intentions with no financial gain to user.


On the face of it, this should be a beautiful cruise. There might be some surprises in store, and the Northern Tavlyrian area has had some turbulent times, but the crew should have everything under control, and who messes with innocent cruise ships, right? Ready for that exotic holiday to meet new cultures and see new sights? This is that epic trip of a lifetime for you!
You might have bought a full ticket package for your family, or maybe you won tickets in a radio or supermarket contest. Possibly it was a gift from your Great Aunt Gertie. Maybe it's a chance to get away from all the pressures back home, or maybe you have a more sinister reason to be on the Lake. One thing is for sure - there is a lot of excitement in store for you!


The Cruise Line:
Sólarupprás Ferðir (Sunrise Tours) operates two cruise ships on Lake Agloza, both out of the port of Hjamokjim. It is funded by both private investors, and subsidized by the government, a lot of the funding of which in turn comes from foreign aid investment.

The Upplausn (Resolute) and the Traustur (Sturdy) were both commissioned by the newly formed Sólarupprás Ferðir in 2018 and recently completed for launch. They are small luxury class ships that were constructed by the small, but historic Kjirboljin Shipwrights based right in Hjamokjim, that has made both commercial and industrial vessels for decades. It was the first new commission for Kjirboljin in 5 years, since having to suspend construction during the war years.


The Upplausn is 52 m (171 ft) long, 10 m (32 ft) wide and can do a cruising speed of 11 knots. The ship carries a maximum of 80 guests in 36 air-conditioned cabins, consisting of single-to-suite conversions and full suites.

The boat has upper decks that house a fully air-conditioned or heated galley with plenty of room for all guests. The rear of the boat features a shaded lounge/bar area with a fully equipped bar, televisions, good sized tables, and comfortable lounging furniture.

A corner of the lounge of the Upplausn houses two gaming tables that are staffed during evening hours. The two tables offer a rotation of blackjack, poker, baccarat, roulette, pai gow, and crapaud, depending on the cruise.
There are also two billiards tables, a foosball table, dart boards, and two stand up arcade games downloaded with a variety of classic games to each of their systems.

The Sólpallur (Solar Deck) is spacious considering the boat’s dimensions, and is equipped with loungers and shade roofs. There is WIFI available free of charge on the entirety of the boats, but be forewarned that wifi can be spotty in some areas of the Lake.

MAIN DECK CABINS
Cozy: All upper deck cabins have bathrooms that are fully equipped with a shower, toilette, hairdryer and a vanity with a sink.
The cabins are a mix of doubles and singles with 3 three-bed suites.
Single bed Cabin furnishings include a window/porthole, cabinets and cupboards. The cabins all are equipped with power plugs.

LOWER DECK CABINS
Lower deck cabins all have a full bed in addition to a cabinet and a small bathroom with a toilet and sink. There are 6 communal shower rooms.


The Crew:
The Captain is Stanisław Redmondsson
The First Mate/Executive Officer is Lilja Astridsdottir
The Communications Officer is Pedro Orlando Fortunado
The Chief Engineer is Jason Hoyt
The Head Galley Chef is Francis Bonnefoy
The Chief Medical Officer is Dr. Maria Cobanalli
The Chief Security Officer is Markus Ryker
The Chief Steward is Omari Sibatasenga
The Cruise Entertainment Director is George Walsman
The Chief of Maintenance & Housekeeping is Soren Zielenski

The Upplausn crew are an experienced international group, although many of them do hail from Glisandia. When the cruise line is not in operation in the autumn and winter months, many of the crew either have shore jobs, or work on cargo and fishing trawler crews, with the Captain and the top crew fulfilling administrative duties during the off months.


The Grand Duchy of Glisandia:

The Grand Duchy has had a turbulent history, and while some neighbors and nations around the region have come to their aid, other neighbors have sought to conquer them, some just within the last decade. Glisandia is working on recovering from the Northern Tavlyrian War and following Civil War. After the war, aid poured in from the rest of the region. Aside from the cruise line, several other national industries have received subsidies from the foreign aid (Mostly from Western Madurin nations in Teremara) sent in order to get the economy functioning again in the waning years of the Civil War as they struggled for some normalcy.

Relations have been tense with its two hostile neighbors, Osatana, and the Yellow Star Republic, both of whom were the aggressors in the Northern Talvyrian War (2013-2016) and occupied large parts of the Grand Duchy (The YSR holding almost all Glisandian territory) before the international Coalition finally liberated Glisandia. Being surrounded by their aggressors means they had no choice but to attempt to normalize relations with them at some point, in order for the northern half of Tavlyria to still function.

Relations in the last year have improved greatly and trade has resumed with Osatana and YSR, along with the other northern Tavlyrian nations Glisandia had been cut off from. There was a lot of diplomatic effort that went into securing port rights for Sólarupprás Ferðir at Wjol and Kilmarry, but the Osatanian and Yellowsian governments weren’t too resistant, as they recognized what a boon it would be to the local economies of their Lake ports, not to mention all of the Lake Aglozan ports.


The Lake:

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Lake Agloza is an ancient body of water that has historically been the meeting point of several nation-states - currently it is shared by these five:

  • Glisandia
  • Yellow Star Republic
  • Falkasia
  • Greater Orcadia
  • Osatana

Many civilizations have relied on it for life giving resources over the ages as it has proven to be more hospitable than the frigid Northern Tavlyrian Ocean, which is difficult to navigate for vessels without icebreaking hulls.

While technically an inland sea fed by several rivers, the salinity level of Lake Agloza is much lower than most seas and oceans, though also too high to be considered a freshwater lake.
In more ancient times, the salinity was much higher, which meant that marine life was lacking in fish, but much higher for brine shrimp and crustaceans, and also a continental mecca for the avian population which fed on these crustaceans. In recent centuries, fresh water rivers from glacier melts have made the Lake more hospitable to other fauna, including more fish species migrating in from the channels and rivers that feed into the Lake. Seals (Pinnipedia Aglozae) and sea lions (Otariinae Algozae) seem to have populated many of the lake coasts and islands during this transition time, but are the only sea mammals to speak of in the Lake ecosystem, with whales being absent from Lake Agloza.

Aside from the vast marine and aqua-agriculture resources, there are also great mineral deposits and possibly oil deposits deep under the lake, although these resources have only been discovered recently and not yet tapped into to any degree by any of the five powers that hold claims upon Aglozian territorial waters.

Also, while there are some very aggressive large fish species, sharks have never been present in the Lake. The most aggressive fish known to attack humans is the vígtefiskur (Acipenserinae Aglozae), a fish that is much closer to barracudas than all of its milder mannered sturgeon cousins and resembles a blend of the two commonly known fish. It is known in English speaking circles as the ‘Murder Sturg’. Humans are not among its targeted prey, but with its poor eyesight, it has on rare occasion mistaken them for flailing seal pups or squid.

Local legend has it that a deadly serpentine known as the Djúpurdreki stalks the waters, terrorizing the Northern Tavlyrian people who have braved the Lake for centuries.
While there are only fables and paintings of boats being attacked and sailors devoured in ancient times, there hasn’t been any credible sighting documented.


The Lake Islands:

One of the stops of the tour is off Vibarna Island, uninhabited by humans, but for some transitory scientists. However, the rocky volcanic outcropping is home to thousands of species of birds, crustaceans, and the largest colonies of seals and sea lions in the Lake. The island is protected by the Marine Life Protection Mandate, enforced by an agency of the Teremaran Security Organization. Due to its delicate environment and protected nature, the boat is only able to anchor a safe photographic distance away.

Fair Isle is a tranquil Orcadian island that is home to some croft farms, an old lighthouse, a lifeboat station, and a radar installation operated by the Ministry of Defence. The population of Fair Isle numbers around 200 people. The nearest full hospital is Port Scaig, as well as the nearest major airport, although there is a small airfield for small aircraft that acts as a taxi service at times and brings in limited supplies. Orcadian Citizens often take a ferry to the mainland, however. The ferries run 4 times per day, and also bring deliveries of diesel fuel to the island for the generators, as there’s no main electrical plant.

In the past, it was a key Orcadian base fought over during the Great War period, and there are still remnants of fortifications near the coasts.

The Isle of Schull is an Osatanian territory. Not much is known about it, other than a similar history to that of The Fair Isle during the Great War period. Due to the autocratic government in power in Osatana, the Isle is mostly inaccessible without a permit that requires the vouching of an upstanding Osatanian citizen. The odd tourist that is allowed has to make do by bunking with a local family in the fishing village due to the lack of any real accommodation.

Other than the small fishing town the rest of the Schull population are military personnel that operate a collection of military installations such as an airfield, and a minor naval depot.
The only sights from the water are the occasional passing fishing trawler/boat and a few military patrol boats. The Upplausn will be one of the few foreign ships to come closest to Schull in quite some time, during its course to dock at Kilmarry.


Tour Stops & Activities:

Day 1: Launch from Hjamokjim, Grimsvötn, Glisandia (Home Port)
Welcoming Dinner
Live band and abbreviated Casino time

Day 2: Make port at Wjol, Yellow Star Republic
Breakfast
Customs Check-in: Please note that a visa is required to enter the YSR.
Activities
Town Tour - Shopping, Dining and beverages
Nature Walk [Might not be suitable for elderly or ability challenged passengers as there are some tight, steep trails.]
Obstacle Course [An extensive obstacle course originally built for training recruits of the People’s Coast Guard is now open for civilian adventure. Passengers must sign a liability waiver before engaging in this activity]
Open Buffet Table (For those remaining onboard)
Re-board
Dinner
Abbreviated Casino time

Day 3: At Sea
Breakfast
Activities
Board Games
Lunch
Casino open all day
Live band [Set times to be posted]
Dinner

Day 4: Anchor off Vibarna Island
Breakfast
Activities
FRIB trips
FRIBs (Foldable Rigid Inflatable Boats) will be used to get closer to the island for avid photographers, bird watchers, and wildlife enthusiasts. Passengers must be in good physical health for this activity and follow all safety protocols.
Lunch
Dinner
Abbreviated Casino time

Day 5: Make port at Balanovo, Ikovskaya, Falkasia
Breakfast
Customs Check-in
Activities
Tour of town
Historical Lecture
Open Buffet Table (For those remaining onboard)
Re-board
Dinner
Live band and abbreviated Casino time

Day 6: Make port at Kärde, Ikovskaya, Falkasia
Breakfast
Customs Check-in
Activities
Tours of lighthouse
Tours of fish market
Tours of fishing docks
Open Buffet Table (For those remaining onboard)
Re-board
Dinner
Abbreviated Casino time

Day 7: At Sea / Pass by Fair Isle, Greater Orcadia
Breakfast
Activities
Board Games
Lunch
Casino open all day
Live band [Set times to be posted]
Dinner

Day 8: Make port at Port Scaig, Greater Orcadia
Breakfast
Customs Check-in: Visas required, can be obtained through embassies or filled in at port
Activities
Tour of Scaig Castle
Tour of Aglozian Ship Canal & Locks (2 hr drive roundtrip; Be aware in scheduling other shore activities)
Open Buffet Table (For those remaining onboard)
Walking & Bike Tours of town and MacCabe Whiskey Distillery
Re-board
Dinner
Live band and abbreviated Casino time
Overnight Pass by Isle of Schull, Osatana

Day 9: Make port at Kilmarry, Osatana
Breakfast
Customs Check-in: Please note that a visa is required to enter Osatana.
Activities
Tour of Historic N. Tavlyrian War bunker fortification system
Groups to downtown Kilmarry for shopping, entertainment, dining and beverages
Open Buffet Table (For those remaining onboard)
Re-board
Dinner
Live band and abbreviated Casino time

Day 10: Return to home port, Hjamokjim, Grimsvötn, Glisandia
Breakfast
Dock and Disembark

The plan is to launch from home port to hit all the stops scheduled in a clockwise loop.
Sólarupprás Ferðir reserves the right to change the route on short notice due to weather and other events.

Passengers will not be allowed off ship if they cannot produce passports and visa documentation for each member of their party. Visas are required in Osatana, Greater Orcadia, and YSR, which can be mailed in with activity sign ups, filled out in Hjamokjim, or in some cases, onboard ship before port stops.


Names and departure times will be noted and re-boarding times will be posted and announced over the PA system (tannoy). The crew will not be able to send out search parties for missing passengers, so please be sure to make the re-board time. Make note of your nation, or a friendly nation’s nearest local consulate or embassy in each nation on the agenda to visit.

Note that there will not be a shore trip onto protected Vibarna Island and that the ones to Wjol and Balanovo are highly restricted and groups will be escorted due to the stops being near major naval facilities of YSR and Falkasia, respectively.


The Weather & Climate:

The cruise ships only operate during late spring and summer. That being said, passengers should be prepared for all types of weather in this Nordic climate. It is recommended to pack for both warm and cold weather. Sudden gusts of cold rain and even snow have been known to hit the area. There is a bit of a maritime climate surrounding the Lake basin area, so it is more moderate than the rest of the Nordic area of Northern Tavlyria.

However, keep in mind that an Arctic tundra belt is not far to the north of Lake Agloza, as well as some frigid, mountainous currents that blow out of the Agloza Mountains. There is a constant belt of frigid weather that is crossed between Yellowsian and Falkasian waters, courtesy of the Skatyngen Mountain passes, the range that divides the Yellow Star Republic/Falkasian border.


The Rest of the Fleet:

Traustur is the smaller of the two main cruisers, coming in at 45 m (144 ft) long, 8.5 m (28 ft) wide, with a cruising speed of 9 knots and carrying a maximum of 40 guests in 17 cabins.

The boat is configured with upper decks that house a fully air-conditioned or heated galley with plenty of room for all guests. The rear of the boat sports a shaded lounge/bar area with a fully equipped bar, televisions, tables, and comfortable lounging furniture.

A corner of the Traustur lounge holds two billiards tables, two dart board zones, and one arcade game.
The Sólpallur (Solar Deck) is spacious considering the boat’s dimensions, and is equipped with loungers and shade roofs. There is WIFI available free of charge on the entirety of the boats.

For Cabin space, it is generally laid out the same as the Upplausn, but with fewer cabins.


Aside from the two prime luxury liners, Sólarupprás Ferðir maintains a tug/icebreaker, the Hugrekki and a tender/repair boat, the Sparsamur.
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Postby Glisandia » Wed Mar 03, 2021 8:42 pm

OOC & Rules for the RP:

SETTING AND MOOD
If you have any questions about the settings and the national culture of the ports we visit, please feel free to ask. We prefer this to you making assumptions. There is already a very detailed Teremaran canon, so we don’t need anyone making up more stuff for us.
The only canon you need to worry about creating is for your own characters. This goes especially for those filling crew spots on the boat with their characters.

Factbooks of Glisandia
Factbooks of Yellow Star Republic
Factbooks of Falkasia
Factbooks of Greater Orcadia
Factbooks of Osatana

Recent events in Teremara


Be aware that while the first part of this RP is a fun, light social character RP, there will be some heavier themes later on. It is possible that one or more of the nations that border Lake Agloza might try to interfere with the cruise ship. This might lead to a large diplomatic event, but no war.
No one outside of the region, even the continent, is allowed to bring in military forces, except for those cleared ahead of time by the OP, for a set event to happen.

You can have your government protest the offending government by communique, phone call (worked out with that player), or social media posts. Naturally, they would be concerned that one or more of their citizens are in jeopardy. You can even have your government offer to send in a hostage rescue or special operations team to assist, but expect the offer to be rejected, and respect that.

Along with the above part, please don’t metagame that your characters know something is about to happen. While there’s always a chance of such an event happening, and they might be aware of some risk, they wouldn’t have booked the cruise if they didn’t think it was worth the risk. Titanic passengers knew there were icebergs in their path, they just weren’t aware of how unprepared the crew was to navigate them.

FOR NEWER PLAYERS TO NS
Take advice from veteran players as given. This will be an easy intro to RP for some newer players, but if as a new player, you choose not to take valid advice, you won’t last long. OP will take action if necessary for those players that are in clear violation of the rules and ignoring other players.

Don’t ‘RP in a bubble’. Try to acknowledge the flow. Or as my friend Kylarnatia succinctly put it: “By signing up to this roleplay you're committing to engage with events that transpire." A good example of what NOT to do is have your character lock themselves in their cabin for the whole trip, but rather, actually engage other characters.

If a character dies or is injured, it’s because it was cleared ahead of time. Don’t assume we’re trying to kill off your character. The plan for now is that only NPC characters might come to harm and the worst that happens to the passengers is that they are truly traumatized. If you want to have something more dire happen to your character, message the OP. Especially if you plan to exit the RP, it would be good to have a logical exit, rather than just ghost out and leave your fellow players hanging.

Along with that, keep in mind that signing up for this RP means that you agree that if you are non-communicative for more than a week and progressing the RP depends on your character, the OP will have to write around that.

PACING & POSTING
Do your best to write more than one line, even if it is a dialogue response. For every line of dialogue, you should be able to write a couple more sentences - describe your character’s thinking, what they see, something going on around them or something they observe, or their current feelings. There’s always something you could add.

If you expect a response in a day or even a few days, you may be looking at the wrong RP. We will take the time it takes to get through interactions and events. Players have real life to deal with, including the OPs. The OP will inform players if they need to wrap up any interactions so that we can move on to the next stage of the RP, but as a non-OP player, that is not your job. Nor should you constantly bug the OP to move it along or call the RP ‘dead’. Calling the RP a ‘dead thread’ is extremely rude to the OP and poor RP etiquette. Depending on circumstances, there likely won’t be a warning before the offending player gets the boot. Trust the OP and communicate any concerns with them.

Keep all OOC chatter to the OOC thread. Really, there’s no reason to not use the OOC thread for any non-IC posting. You will get one warning for not following OOC/IC rules, then the next infraction is a boot from the RP.

I guess I need to say that sword-wielding Nazi robots don't belong on this cruise, nor are we accepting world leaders and their entourages. Covert operatives are allowed, but only a limited number, first come first serve. Modern technology and realistic situations apply, except for an extraordinary situation cleared through the OP.
Covid, or any type of pandemic, doesn’t exist at this time in Teremara. Please respect us and don’t try to bring Covid or any type of pandemic/plague viruses into this RP. Part of fiction is to escape reality, and we don’t need that horrible part of real life intruding here.

All other NS site and typical, accepted RP rules apply. Thank you.

Applications:
- If you're going to RP multiple family members, please list all of them.
- Brief bio! Save some for posting to the IC thread.

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Crew
Character Name: Tom R. Magnifico
Age: 27
Former Occupation:
Description or Image: (Image in spoiler please) He is an American with black and brownish hair
Position to which Character is Applying: The Communications Officer
Brief Bio: He was born in 1992. He started to read things like 2003: A new Gift which he wanted to be the Comm officer of USS Starliner, Tommy Bells That his brother (HRM) made. Nothing really happened after that because of many things he said he did not want to talk about yet. At age 23, he served on the passenger ship that will one day bring President HRM to the first part of the World Tour

Passenger
Character Name: Hayden R. Magnifico(HRM)
Age: 29
Occupation: President
Description or Image: Looks like he came from the Philippines(IRL I came from there), has black hair and eyes not Asian
Reason for Trip: Because of wanting to hear peace and waiting to see if this ship can be part of HRM's World Tour in San Franciso
Brief Bio: The year was 1990 when HRM was born. At age 6, he wrote a book called, 2003: A new gift, about how Europa(A moon of Jupiter) started to look like Earth and had life. At age 21, he was the Sec. of State at the time and he was a big brain at the time. At age 23(2013), he was taking a break from those jobs and married Sophia Crews, which she came from a rich family In 2018(28), he was elected Vice President until the President was talking to the people during his first speech in the Capitol. HRM was sworn to office after the President was died and tried to find the killer and which they did and put him in jail. President HRM loves peace and wants to find a way to make that happen.
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Postby Greater Orcadia » Thu Mar 04, 2021 6:24 am

Ooh it's finally opened.

I will throw a post of application when I get home,
Bringing Martyne (with cat), Louise and husband Ryan (with cat)

Glizzy, that boat loooks top heavy
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Passenger
Character Name: Ryan Gordon MacLaine
Age: 32 (10 - November - 1988)
Occupation: Truck Driver
Description or Image:
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Reason for Trip: Holiday
Brief Bio: Born to a working class family, Ryan is a practical man and worked hard at studying. A keen bagpipes player with a passion for travel and a love of cats, He served 4 years in the Orcadian Army but after leaving the army returned to civilian life and became a driver, eventually buying his own truck but also brought a small second hand touring yacht and joined a yacht club where he met Louise.
It was backing into a parking area that would bring him in contact with the second love of his life, Sandy, a small grey and white stubby legged cat who was covered in sand and wet crying for his feline mother who had abandoned him so Ryan did what he had to do and adopted the little kitten who was barely a month old.

Passenger
Character Name:Louise Lombard - MacLaine
Age: 33 (12-Oct-1987)
Occupation: Captain of MV Meridian Wayfarer (container ship)
Description or Image:
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Reason for Trip: Holiday
Brief Bio: Born in the sleepy Orcadian town of Barrow In Furness to Nikki Louise Lombard who is Owner of Ocean Concepts Engineering, Louise spent her early years travelling. It was on a trip to the USA that she was shot by a gunman in her right leg resulting in the loss of the leg from just above the knee. Louise at the age of 18 went to study at a naval academy and her talent began to show. She met Ryan MacLaine in 2018 at a yacht club.

Passenger
Character Name: Martyne Lombard
Age: 34 (17 - 11 - 1986)
Occupation: driver
Description or Image:
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Reason for Trip: Holiday
Brief Bio: Sister to Louise, Martyne had a slightly more punky look on life. She also knows how to upset her mother for at the age of 14 she had her face illegally tattooed with the Scorpion whilst in Japan along with an illegal tongue splitting. She has also been there for Louise through thick and thin and where as Louise turned to the sea, Martyne turned to working for initially Ocean Concepts, eventually buying her own ride to haul equipment. Now she often works with Ryan or her girlfriend (who for economic reasons won't be on the trip. (a terrorist bomb also blew Tiffany's legs off so Tiffany uses a pair of prosthetics - hence why she wont be on the cruise) Martyne also has a feline companion
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Postby Glisandia » Thu Mar 04, 2021 9:10 pm

Earth Allies wrote: -snip-


I think we'll pass. You're not really getting the vibe for this at all and your post history is just not very good. Not gonna be your President's political tour boat, but thanks for checking in.


Greater Orcadia wrote: -snip-


All are accepted. Welcome aboard.
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Postby Earth Allies » Thu Mar 04, 2021 9:13 pm

Glisandia wrote:
Earth Allies wrote: -snip-


I think we'll pass. You're not really getting the vibe for this at all and your post history is just not very good. Not gonna be your President's political tour boat, but thanks for checking in.


Greater Orcadia wrote: -snip-


All are accepted. Welcome aboard.

No not really, the World Tour is not going to be with your boat
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Character Name: Ms Jolene Gudfrey
Age: 27
Occupation: Chairperson & CEO of Gudfrey Trading Company
Description or Image:
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Reason for Trip: The Billionaire business lass wishes to unwind with a relaxing vacation to a area in the world where she has not been yet. Furthermore, due to the fact that her company does not have any roots in the region, she wishes to network and scout out potential future endeavours.
Brief Bio: Ms Jolene Gudfrey comes from a very elite Port Emberian family, and is thus accustomed to the very best in life. Jolene inherited the family business - Gudfrey Trading Company, when her father left the company behind to assume the mantle as the Port Emberian Minister of Trade & Industry. Ever since she took control of the company, she saved it from serious decline, and has managed to establish it as one of the most reaching and successful conglomerates of the day. Jolene is a interesting case, as the tabloids hold her in the same regard as an international movie star or rock star, due to her rapid rise in fortune and success, her family ties, her philanthropy, and her personal friendship with more than one world leader. Furthermore, she is known to be a true wild child, regularly seen doing drugs and other wild antics during her wild nights out.

Passenger
Character Name: Joshua Aglo
Age: 35
Occupation: Bodyguard of Jolene Gudfrey
Description or Image: 1.8M in length; Sturdy physical build; Blue eyes; Brown hair; Neatly trimmed.
Reason for Trip: Wherever his Employer, Ms Gudfrey goes, he goes.
Brief Bio: Joshua has been serving the Gudfrey household ever since he left the Port Ember Security Forces Task Force 79 (SF) life behind, first serving Mister José Gudfrey until he assumed Public Office, thus transfering his services to the young billionaire. He is a quite, reserved person, who takes his job very seriously, much to the dismay of his party animal employer.
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Laka Strolistandiler
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Inoffensive Centrist Democracy

Postby Laka Strolistandiler » Fri Mar 05, 2021 3:45 am

Questions:
1) Can passengers bring their own “cold” weapons? Let’s say, epee (military men in my country are issued epees with their awards and really like to carry ‘em around).
2) Are cybernetic allowed in this RP? “Light” cyberpnetics that won’t turn my characterеr into a killing machine, like a robotic eye, etc.
3) Cna my character my REALLY offensive? Like borderline nazi party member.
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Glisandia
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Corrupt Dictatorship

Postby Glisandia » Fri Mar 05, 2021 5:40 am

Laka Strolistandiler wrote:Questions:
1) Can passengers bring their own “cold” weapons? Let’s say, epee (military men in my country are issued epees with their awards and really like to carry ‘em around).
2) Are cybernetic allowed in this RP? “Light” cyberpnetics that won’t turn my characterеr into a killing machine, like a robotic eye, etc.
3) Cna my character my REALLY offensive? Like borderline nazi party member.


1) No weapons. I guess I didn't think I'd have to mention that, but it's a cruise ship full of civilians with normal rules that apply to normal cruise ships. Glisandia has also dealt with a fair amount of terrorism in the recent past, so they're wary of people sneaking weapons aboard. There will be a screening just like you would go through at an airport.

2) I was really hoping to keep it MT to early PMT, but if you really must have a cybernetic person... I think you have to realize that people don't have to acknowledge any FT or FanT from their characters point of view and you're likely to discourage interaction with your character. Honestly, a robotic eye isn't that far from reality, so if you want your character to have one, that's fine.

3) Really have to bring Nazis into this? Again, someone with extreme views is going to discourage interaction. I don't think that's what you want. It's the opposite of appealing. I will say no to Nazis, but if your character is just generally offensive, that's on you. Read the rules of the OP again.

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Glisandia
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Postby Glisandia » Fri Mar 05, 2021 5:43 am

Earth Allies wrote:
Glisandia wrote:
I think we'll pass. You're not really getting the vibe for this at all and your post history is just not very good. Not gonna be your President's political tour boat, but thanks for checking in.

No not really, the World Tour is not going to be with your boat


I'd like to limit the amount of characters everyone has in their party. A President would need a huge entourage, if just for security alone, and that will take up a lot of cabins. It's not really a big boat like your typical giant Caribbean cruisers.

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Arkyatan
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Postby Arkyatan » Fri Mar 05, 2021 7:37 am

Passenger
Character Name: Ukloss Lonjoct
Age: 50
Occupation: Civil Servant of the Imperial Union of Arkyatan
Description or Image: Lonjoct is a tall and broad shouldered man with dark skin, a sharp nose and hazel eyes. He has short, close cropped curly hair that is just starting to show hints of gray.
Reason for Trip: Civil servants need breaks too ya know.
Brief Bio: Lonjoct is a career servant for the Arkyatani Government, where he works as the Head Administration Coordinator for the Ministry of Foreign Affairs department in the Arkyatani capital of Qo'nos. Lonjoct has thus been behind the scenes of many of the Imperial Union's diplomatic overtures. While he is not a policy maker, he does have a ear to some of the most powerful members of the Arkyatani government.
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Laka Strolistandiler
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Inoffensive Centrist Democracy

Postby Laka Strolistandiler » Fri Mar 05, 2021 8:41 am

Glisandia wrote:
1) No weapons. I guess I didn't think I'd have to mention that, but it's a cruise ship full of civilians with normal rules that apply to normal cruise ships. Glisandia has also dealt with a fair amount of terrorism in the recent past, so they're wary of people sneaking weapons aboard. There will be a screening just like you would go through at an airport.

Can I at least bring blunt edged weaponry? Military issues some special blades so that military men can carry their award weapons with them around in events, where no weapons are allowed. I suppose it doesn’t qualify as a weapon then, right?
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Earth Allies
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Postby Earth Allies » Fri Mar 05, 2021 10:01 am

Glisandia wrote:
Earth Allies wrote:


I'd like to limit the amount of characters everyone has in their party. A President would need a huge entourage, if just for security alone, and that will take up a lot of cabins. It's not really a big boat like your typical giant Caribbean cruisers.

No, he just like anything the rules say
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Greater Orcadia
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Postby Greater Orcadia » Fri Mar 05, 2021 11:41 am

Glisandia wrote:
Earth Allies wrote:


I'd like to limit the amount of characters everyone has in their party. A President would need a huge entourage, if just for security alone, and that will take up a lot of cabins. It's not really a big boat like your typical giant Caribbean cruisers.


have you tried getting into a hotel that a sitting president is in, it quite simply would be off limits to anyone else who is not in the crew, security detail or personal enterage, there would be quite simply NO ONE ELSE ALLOWED on the boat.
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Postby Greater Orcadia » Fri Mar 05, 2021 12:01 pm

Glisandia wrote:
Laka Strolistandiler wrote:Questions:
1) Can passengers bring their own “cold” weapons? Let’s say, epee (military men in my country are issued epees with their awards and really like to carry ‘em around).
2) Are cybernetic allowed in this RP? “Light” cyberpnetics that won’t turn my characterеr into a killing machine, like a robotic eye, etc.
3) Cna my character my REALLY offensive? Like borderline nazi party member.


1) No weapons. I guess I didn't think I'd have to mention that, but it's a cruise ship full of civilians with normal rules that apply to normal cruise ships. Glisandia has also dealt with a fair amount of terrorism in the recent past, so they're wary of people sneaking weapons aboard. There will be a screening just like you would go through at an airport.

2) I was really hoping to keep it MT to early PMT, but if you really must have a cybernetic person... I think you have to realize that people don't have to acknowledge any FT or FanT from their characters point of view and you're likely to discourage interaction with your character. Honestly, a robotic eye isn't that far from reality, so if you want your character to have one, that's fine.

3) Really have to bring Nazis into this? Again, someone with extreme views is going to discourage interaction. I don't think that's what you want. It's the opposite of appealing. I will say no to Nazis, but if your character is just generally offensive, that's on you. Read the rules of the OP again.


depends on how far you wish to go, Glissy, Cyberoptics - no,
cyberaudio - well coclea implants...???

cyber limbs - well... https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GgTwa3CPrIE, just ensure you have your battery charger.
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Glisandia
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Postby Glisandia » Fri Mar 05, 2021 7:16 pm

Greater Orcadia wrote:depends on how far you wish to go, Glissy, Cyberoptics - no,
cyberaudio - well coclea implants...???

cyber limbs - well... https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GgTwa3CPrIE, just ensure you have your battery charger.


We covered that a cybernetic, robotic, etc. prosthetic eye or limb is fine. That's really not far outside the realm of current possibility.

It's all the other edgelord-y stuff that I'm having a problem with.

As an OP of the thread, I have a responsibility to all those players who actually are willing to stick to both the rules and the spirit of the thread to not make them have to deal with those players that are not very interested in being cooperative. Part of that is not bogging down the sign ups thread with debates about what is in the spirit of the RP we're trying to create, or what back door work around I will compromise on so that you can get around the RP rules and still get your way to be an edgelord or find some other way to take away the attention from the main story.

What I want to do right now with this RP is focus on creating the characters I want to bring to the RP, like some of my region mates have done. What I don't want to do is stuff like keep discussing the definition of what a weapon is, or why a world leader will overshadow all the other characters. These things should just be evident. If they're not, this is just simply not the RP for you both and I don't need to waste more time explaining why.

Laka Strolistandiler, I think this RP isn't what you're looking for. I would say the same for Earth Allies. I thought maybe we could find compromise, and we could work with you, but again, based on your responses, and considering your post history, it's a lot of effort to find a way to get you into this RP, only for you to do one liner posts which is most of your post history here on NS. I'm just not willing to go through that only to discover that this is not going to be your miracle breakthrough RP where you suddenly decide to make quality posts that were worth me bending over backwards to accommodate you. So no to you both. No further discussion or posting from you is necessary, in fact I'm going to explicitly say don't post here anymore. Thanks.

Final point: Monavia wrote this great guide about RP etiquette that I think you should read. It covers some of this.
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Postby Glisandia » Fri Mar 05, 2021 7:22 pm

Arkyatan wrote:Passenger
Character Name: Ukloss Lonjoct
Age: 50
Occupation: Civil Servant of the Imperial Union of Arkyatan
Description or Image: Lonjoct is a tall and broad shouldered man with dark skin, a sharp nose and hazel eyes. He has short, close cropped curly hair that is just starting to show hints of gray.
Reason for Trip: Civil servants need breaks too ya know.
Brief Bio: Lonjoct is a career servant for the Arkyatani Government, where he works as the Head Administration Coordinator for the Ministry of Foreign Affairs department in the Arkyatani capital of Qo'nos. Lonjoct has thus been behind the scenes of many of the Imperial Union's diplomatic overtures. While he is not a policy maker, he does have a ear to some of the most powerful members of the Arkyatani government.


Accepted. Glad to have you aboard!
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Laka Strolistandiler
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Inoffensive Centrist Democracy

Postby Laka Strolistandiler » Sat Mar 06, 2021 8:42 am

Question:
1) Can I bring my queen? She is not your average millionaire queen- in fact she is rather poor (since she earns nation’s average wage), and she won’t bring any security or with her. She can defend herself quite easily- no need for assistance. She will travel alone, of course, usually the queen's retinue consists of like 4-5 people, and since she is on a vacation she won’t be bringing anyone with ‘er. After all, the nation can be easily managed by our masters from The United Federation.
2) What is the age of consent “aboard the ship”. You see- one of my character-variants includes my military officer and her husband on a honeymoon voyage. The catch- the husband is 15 and she is 28 (my nation has VERY WIERD rules concerning age of consent, legality of early marriage, etc.)
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Postby Glisandia » Sat Mar 06, 2021 8:55 am

Laka Strolistandiler wrote:Question:
1) Can I bring my queen? She is not your average millionaire queen- in fact she is rather poor (since she earns nation’s average wage), and she won’t bring any security or with her. She can defend herself quite easily- no need for assistance. She will travel alone, of course, usually the queen's retinue consists of like 4-5 people, and since she is on a vacation she won’t be bringing anyone with ‘er. After all, the nation can be easily managed by our masters from The United Federation.
2) What is the age of consent “aboard the ship”. You see- one of my character-variants includes my military officer and her husband on a honeymoon voyage. The catch- the husband is 15 and she is 28 (my nation has VERY WIERD rules concerning age of consent, legality of early marriage, etc.)


This should have saved me from having to keep debating about world leaders overshadowing other characters and now statutory rape:

Glisandia wrote:Laka Strolistandiler, I think this RP isn't what you're looking for... So no to you both. No further discussion or posting from you is necessary, in fact I'm going to explicitly say don't post here anymore. Thanks.


I didn't have your name spelled right. My bad. I guess that was the issue. Fixed.
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Postby Glisandia » Sat Mar 06, 2021 9:10 am

Port Ember wrote:Passenger
Character Name: Ms Jolene Gudfrey
Age: 27
Occupation: Chairperson & CEO of Gudfrey Trading Company
Description or Image:

Reason for Trip: The Billionaire business lass wishes to unwind with a relaxing vacation to a area in the world where she has not been yet. Furthermore, due to the fact that her company does not have any roots in the region, she wishes to network and scout out potential future endeavours.
Brief Bio: Ms Jolene Gudfrey comes from a very elite Port Emberian family, and is thus accustomed to the very best in life. Jolene inherited the family business - Gudfrey Trading Company, when her father left the company behind to assume the mantle as the Port Emberian Minister of Trade & Industry. Ever since she took control of the company, she saved it from serious decline, and has managed to establish it as one of the most reaching and successful conglomerates of the day. Jolene is a interesting case, as the tabloids hold her in the same regard as an international movie star or rock star, due to her rapid rise in fortune and success, her family ties, her philanthropy, and her personal friendship with more than one world leader. Furthermore, she is known to be a true wild child, regularly seen doing drugs and other wild antics during her wild nights out.

Passenger
Character Name: Joshua Aglo
Age: 35
Occupation: Bodyguard of Jolene Gudfrey
Description or Image: 1.8M in length; Sturdy physical build; Blue eyes; Brown hair; Neatly trimmed.
Reason for Trip: Wherever his Employer, Ms Gudfrey goes, he goes.
Brief Bio: Joshua has been serving the Gudfrey household ever since he left the Port Ember Security Forces Task Force 79 (SF) life behind, first serving Mister José Gudfrey until he assumed Public Office, thus transfering his services to the young billionaire. He is a quite, reserved person, who takes his job very seriously, much to the dismay of his party animal employer.


Both accepted. Welcome aboard!

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AHSCA
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Corrupt Dictatorship

Postby AHSCA » Sat Mar 06, 2021 10:01 am

Passenger
Character Name: Subaru Kotobuki
Age: 21
Occupation: Ship Carpenter
Description or Image:
Image

Reason for Trip: Leisure trip
Brief Bio: Subaru was born in AHSCA's Hoshino Island state (the H in our name!) to working parents also from ship building and carpentry skills. Following his family's footsteps he too has grown to become a carpenter working AHSCA's many sailing ships that travel around the world. He's traveling on a leisure vacation with his wife. (see profile below)

Passenger
Character Name: Asuka Kotobuki
Age: 20
Occupation: Journalist/Writer
Description or Image:
Image

Reason for Trip: Leisure trip
Brief Bio: Asuka comes from AHSCA's Aurora Island state, (THE A in our name_ to an equally humble family. For Asuka however, she's long had an aptitude for writing and decided to go forward with more education past the minimum standard in AHSCA and became a journalist with AHSCA's state Press, through the Office of Public Information and Culture. She and her husband have decided to take a vacation abroad together and so some sight seeing.
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Tviathe
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Founded: Mar 02, 2021
Left-Leaning College State

Postby Tviathe » Sat Mar 06, 2021 10:38 am

Since I play NS mostly on my boss's dime, I'm unlikely to be online on weekends. Hope it's not too inconvenient :p
Passenger
Character Name: Josef Volgov
Age: 36
Occupation: Josef owns a bookstore, and writes occasionally.
Description or Image: Joseph is wide man with an intimidating height. His skin is pale, his hair short and red. He has a beard, cut to medium length. He is somewhat muscular.
Reason for Trip: Honeymoon
Brief Bio: Joseph was born and raised in a small town on Tviathe's coast. His parents died when he was young, and he was raised by his grandparents. After the death of his grandparents, he inherited the family bookstore, which continues to operate under his ownership. Recently married to Edward Tviathe.

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Character Name: Edward Tviathe
Age: 28
Occupation: NEET
Description or Image: Edward is average in weight, height and appearance. His hair is straight and dark brown, his skin rosy in complexion and covered with freckles. His eyes are brown, though they appear amber in some lights.
Reason for Trip: Honeymoon
Brief Bio: Edward is the current king's first cousin once removed, and very unlikely to ever rule. While he may not possess the royal influence, nor the fame, he does have the wealth. Edward has spent his life leeching off of the family fortune, and is completely unskilled with little real-world experience. Recently married to Josef Volgov.

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