Echo Legacy: Burdens of Honor

Echo Legacy: Burdens of Honor

Operating deep behind enemy lines with no reinforcements on the way, the crew of the EDF Atlas battle with enemies outside and within. For duty. For honor. For survival.

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[OOC] Echo Legacy: Burdens of Honor

Postby Jag on Wed Mar 23, 2011 1:44 pm

Echo Legacy: Burdens of Honor


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1. This is a game for writers that are willing to commit both their quality writing and their time. While no length limits will be enforced, put your best foot forward at all times when writing. Also, do not join this game if you don’t plan to stay committed and keep with the game for a long period of time. Players with a history of “skipping” will be noted in the application process.

2. This is not an NRP-style game but rather a character-driven narrative that happens to be taking place as part of a larger war and saga. Keep your characters dynamic and realistic as they will be the focus of the story at all times.

3. The GM of this game reserves the right to make changes in the best interest of the RP as a whole at any time.

NOTE: Please read the posts in the “IMPORTANT INFORMATION” thread attached to this RP so that you are familiar with the universe, setting and general concepts of the Echo Legacy setting. Please do not submit a character until you have read that thread as well as the Rules for this RP. Thank you.

EDF Atlas, Captain’s Log

Three days ago, I accepted the most difficult mission of my career. My ship, the Titan-class carrier Atlas, was attached to the 4th Earth Defense Naval Fleet under the command of Fleet Admiral Perry Benson. We were operating in the Melchoir system when we detected a vanguard Thalian force streaming into the system. With superior numbers, we decided to exert our control over the area and engage. That was went the rest of the Thalians showed up and went on a complete offensive. Their speed was too much and they quickly started to disperse the Fleet.

There’s not much in the Melchoir system worth fighting for except for the Melchoir Jumpgate. The network of gates provides for the instantaneous travel of ships across massive distances throughout space. Without it, we’d barely be out of the Sol System by now. We don’t know who built the gates or exactly how they work, but we do know that we’ve been fighting with the Thalians for years over control of the jump network. We go back and forth, but neither one of us has ever captured enough gates to make it to the other’s home except for the sneak attack against Triton Station five years ago. That’s what really started this damn war.

Knowing that Melchoir was lost, Admiral Benson gave the order – Evacuate through the gate and destroy it behind us. Although I knew the Admiral was right, I couldn’t help but feel my heart break as the order came through. Destroying the Melchoir gate would strand us two systems away from Karas where we have thousands of colonists and some key tactical locations. Benson knew it, too, because soon after the general order came down I received a secure communication directly from the Admiral.

He was ordering the Atlas to jump to the Karas system before the evacuation and destruction of the gate. He was asking us to go it alone without the hope of reinforcements for several months at the absolute earliest and, knowing the status of war, probably never. My mind went to two pieces of Terran history. First, I know the old Titan-class carrier was living up to her name – the ancient Greek Titan charged with holding the entire world on his shoulders. At the same time, I couldn’t help but feel a bit like William Barrett Travis, receiving my orders to defend the Alamo to the last man. Still, I knew there was no other choice.

As soon as we jumped into Karas, we found the place a veritable ghost town. No trace of the Thalians, but no response from any of our outposts in the system, either. So far, we haven’t encountered a living soul. As soon as the last round of recon patrols return to the ship, I intend to send down a full contingent force down to the surface of the Karas II and find out just what happened here.

The world may be on our shoulders, but we will fight. I believe in this crew. Here, we will write our legacy.

Capt. Elena Ramirez, EDF Atlas

Characters will encounter a variety of circumstances from dealing with the tensions of life aboard the aging Atlas to the mysteries and conflicts awaiting them in the Karas System. There is a place for one and all here with a strong central narrative as well as room for expansion and user-generated plot content.
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Re: [OOC] Echo Legacy: Burdens of Honor

Postby Jag on Wed Mar 23, 2011 6:30 pm

Heads up! If you aren't sure about a character or would like one that might already have the framework laid, let me know! I have a few that fit into Echo and would be open for taking and editing to make them your own. Let me know if you're interested and if you have any inclinations toward gender, specialization, etc...
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Re: [OOC] Echo Legacy: Burdens of Honor

Postby kotaro7914 on Wed Mar 23, 2011 6:40 pm

I edited my character to fit the rules. Sorry, couldnt find a way to PM you for some reason.
My life has ended, yet my body still breaths, my mind continues to run, and my eyes continue to see. The worlds true face has been revealed to me. It is why I know I have failed to prepare myself for the real world. Why the rest of my days will befilled with hardship and fear. My days will never cease my punishment for the sins I have commited. But even suicide cannot free me. So I live my days in pain, waiting for the time i may finally rest, yet my soul will forever be tortured.

-My Life
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Re: [OOC] Echo Legacy: Burdens of Honor

Postby Koritai on Thu Mar 24, 2011 6:30 pm

Hey, I'm in a bit of a pickle. I would love to join, but I have a very busy schedule. Is it okay if I can't post everyday?
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Re: [OOC] Echo Legacy: Burdens of Honor

Postby Jag on Fri Mar 25, 2011 8:29 am

As long as you're willing to commit long term to the game and posting when you have the opportunity, I'm fine with someone who won't be able to access and be active every single day. It does mean that you need to make sure that you are posting when you have a chance. Feel free to submit a character.
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Re: [OOC] Echo Legacy: Burdens of Honor

Postby Koritai on Fri Mar 25, 2011 5:30 pm

Alright, thanks. I'll likely have my character in between this weekend and next.
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Re: [OOC] Echo Legacy: Burdens of Honor

Postby Jag on Mon Mar 28, 2011 9:19 am

I'm continuing to recruit for this game, but we're having some strange troubles getting anyone to create a character. If you have anyone that is a good writer and looking for a great game, please encourage them to create a character or at least get in touch with me. Thanks.
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Re: [OOC] Echo Legacy: Burdens of Honor

Postby spacetime on Mon Mar 28, 2011 12:07 pm

I'm interested. I'll edit one of my characters a bit to make it fit.
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Re: [OOC] Echo Legacy: Burdens of Honor

Postby Alan23 on Mon Mar 28, 2011 12:15 pm

I have a character in mind, but not so sure of the technical ranks, etc - can one be a midshipman (or a space equivalent?)
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Re: [OOC] Echo Legacy: Burdens of Honor

Postby Jag on Mon Mar 28, 2011 12:16 pm

For a situation like that, just make yourself the enlisted rank of Petty Officer.
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Re: [OOC] Echo Legacy: Burdens of Honor

Postby Alan23 on Mon Mar 28, 2011 1:21 pm

Yeah, that'd work thanks
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Re: [OOC] Echo Legacy: Burdens of Honor

Postby CaptainMads on Mon Mar 28, 2011 4:45 pm

Hooray, more people!
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Re: [OOC] Echo Legacy: Burdens of Honor

Postby kotaro7914 on Tue Mar 29, 2011 4:52 am

Now its a party! Bring out the champagne!
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Re: [OOC] Echo Legacy: Burdens of Honor

Postby Koritai on Tue Mar 29, 2011 6:59 pm

Ah! I don't know what my character should specialize in. What is a job we need but no one has taken yet? Or anything similar?
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Re: [OOC] Echo Legacy: Burdens of Honor

Postby Jag on Tue Mar 29, 2011 9:40 pm

Your character can be just about anything. Engineer, infantry, medical, just about anything you can think of.
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Re: [OOC] Echo Legacy: Burdens of Honor

Postby Jag on Thu Mar 31, 2011 8:00 am

Okay, I need to hear from those of you with accepted characters. As you can tell, we're still waiting for other players. I don't know if we're going to be able to find enough people to get this started, but I want to see if any of you are still here or if you've already bailed on this game. Please let me know as soon as possible so I can judge if this is even going to get off the ground.
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Re: [OOC] Echo Legacy: Burdens of Honor

Postby Alan23 on Thu Mar 31, 2011 9:17 am

I'm still very much interested, and I'll get my character up as soon as I can. Pressure of wossname's prevented me getting him up...
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Re: [OOC] Echo Legacy: Burdens of Honor

Postby kotaro7914 on Thu Mar 31, 2011 1:10 pm

I'm still interested in this.
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Re: [OOC] Echo Legacy: Burdens of Honor

Postby Cynique on Thu Mar 31, 2011 3:15 pm

Still alive over here =)
A conclusion's just the part where you got tired of thinking.
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Re: [OOC] Echo Legacy: Burdens of Honor

Postby Koritai on Thu Mar 31, 2011 9:35 pm

Jag wrote:Your character can be just about anything. Engineer, infantry, medical, just about anything you can think of.

Alright thanks, that actually gave me a better idea of what I want. =]
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