Armored Core terminology/history:
Armored Core- AC - Mech - NEXT
Lynx- Pilot of the AC
Operator- Computer voice that can be used instead of the Lynx's voice
Kojima- An advanced energy, used in NEXTs and some modern technology, very dangerous to humans.
Normal- An AC/machine that trys to assume the role of a NEXT, but does not come even close in combat ability due to outdated technology.They do not use kojima technology.
Arms Fort- Giant machine like monstrosities, some being the size of a very small country.
More than ten years have passed since the National Dismantlement War. The League of Ruling Companies has taken over the world. To escape the pollution that poisons the surface of the planet, the League has built massive floating platforms called Cradles. Only there, 7,000 meters (4.35 miles) above the ground, is the air clean and safe. Already, half of humankind lives in the skies. The planet's surface has become a battlefield, where armies fight to control the resource plants that feed the Cradles.
As the Lynx War came to a close, NEXTs enabled the League to firmly establish its rule of the planet. NEXT pilots are called Lynx. Fearing the power and independence of these NEXTs, the League left them behind on the surface. The Lynx now work as mercenaries for an organization called Collared.
The League of Ruling Companies
A group of corporations that have banded together to control the world's economy. On paper, the League seeks to preserve peace and order within the corporate society, but the grim reality does not match these aims. Under their rule, the planet succumbed to rapid over-development, giga-industrialization, and pollution. 'The Cradle System', the current solution to the problem, is developed by the League in order to house and protect millions of civilians from the nearly uninhabitable surface. However, many people see this as only a temporary solution, as the surface-based facilities known as 'Arteria', which power these Cradles, produce more Kojima pollution into the atmosphere. It is only a matter of time before the pollution reaches the Cradles floating 7000 metres up in the atmosphere.Although this information is not public and only a few know of it.
Not much to be called a faction, but an organization under full jurisdiction of the League which manages and controls the mercenaries, LYNXs.This organization acts as an intermediary between the LYNXs and the League, setting up contracts and missions for the mercenaries.
The largest surface-based power on earth. Line Ark is a maritime city-state formed by those who oppose the League and their Cradle system. They advocate freedom and democracy and appears to be fighting for a just cause. However, their motto of 'accepting all who wish to enter' has attracted a large number of unfavorable and undesirable types, which has led to slow decay of their government and society, leaving little of their original ideas and dreams remaining.
A mysterious group that operates outside the League's rule.They are against the league's "Out of Sight, Out of Mind" approach of solving the pollution problem. They believe that the pollution will kill millions of people on the ground, and it will eventually become so bad that even the cradles will be affected. They believe that forcing humanity into outer space is the only way to keep them alive. They are composed of several top-class LYNXs and seem to possess a military strength that can match the League's.
Bernard and Felix Foundation: An integrated military company that has an adversarial relationship with GA. Characterized by highly precise and sophisticated armaments, they traditionally enjoy close ties with Rosenthal.
Eqbal: An industrial integrated enterprise. Eqbal is known for their solid mass-production system and for unique and unconventional weapons. As its name suggests the corporation is based somewhere in the Middle East.
Global Armaments: The greatest integrated military company in the Pacific Rim economic region. GA has a solid reputation for practical and stable armaments and their arms are characterized by simple strength, and have a strong military favor. GA has an adversarial relationship with Bernard and Felix Foundation.
Rayleonard: An emerging energy company based in Northern Canada that occupies an important place in the development of the Kojima Technology, which is an essential technology of AC units.
Rosenthal: A military company that was derived from a huge industrial conglomerate.
Interior Union: A European Company that focuses mostly on power and enegry based mechas.Their mech types are very energy efficient.They also produce mostly plasma and laser oriented weapons and are competing with Omer Science and GA in this industry.They also built a water based armsfort named Stigro, an assualt armsfort.
Torus: Torus a comapny that focuse on kojima styled engines and generated heavy parts, They have ties to GA and have supplied renegade members -Orca- with technological devices for NEXTs, Namely the "Assualt cannon" a powerful tool that takes up all back space and focuses an assualt armour burst with more damage.They are a small company and not generally well known.They fell behind other companies and are not in a very good position as they once were.
Couger: A company that builds mostly engines and rocket based items along with boosters
Subsidiaries & Minor Companies
Akvavit: A new company in strong partnership with both Rayleonard and GAE. They are in strong competition with Omer Science Technology for the development of Kojima technology and weaponry.
MSAC International: Considered by most to be a complete subsidiary of GA, MSAC International is currently the main manufacturer of Missile-type weapons for Nexts.
Technocrat: A small company with Eqbal, the main manufacturer of rocket-type weapons for nexts.
Omer Science and Technology: A newer company that is a partner with Rosenthal, They side with GA in order to eliminate their Kojima technology rival Akvavit.
Operator name:(Leave blank if you don't want an operator.It is considered dishonourable/a sign of disrespect to use one on a constant basis.If you do use one, please state always who is talking, the operator or the lynx.The operator is basically a voice muffler/talker thing and is not independant from the lynx.)
Faction:(Eg The League, Omer Science and Technology.If you choose the league, you must choose a company also.If you are a mercenary or Lineark Or Orca, then you can't choose a company.If you have no affliction with anyone(mercenary) dont expect backup in times of trouble unless you have friends ;))
NEXT Weight Type:
NEXT Leg Type:(Biped, Reverse joint, Quadrupedal, Tank legs, Hover Legs)
Other NEXT Part Info:
NEXT Physical Appearance/pic:
Lynx Age:(No younger than 18)
Lynx Physical Appearance/pic:
Lynx Rank:(I will decide this for you, it basically measures your power and it can grow over time/go down.Il post on the ooc when it goes up/down.)
You may use some of the characters as a basis for creating your own, but it cannot be the exact same.You can use their names, maybe their NEXT and operator but nothing more.I will post my own as an example soon.I also wanted to design the RP in such a way that your character can be destroyed and can no longer post after his/her 'last words', but I do not know how to go about doing this.Any suggestions on that/anything, please post.
Edit: I forgot to say that you wont get in with a bad application.
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