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And the Stars Revolted

And the Stars Revolted

a part of “And the Stars Revolted”, a fictional universe by The Adversary.

You are a citizen on the planet Dahl's Cradle, a world on the border of alien space. At least.. you were. When a ship comes crashing through the atmosphere, you couldn't have imagined the cargo it carried. Or what had followed it.

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And the Stars Revolted

Tips: 0.00 INK Postby The Adversary on Thu Dec 19, 2013 3:08 pm

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Re: And the Stars Revolted

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YOOOOOO

This looks really cool, i'll have a character up when I get home tonight :D

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Tips: 0.00 INK Postby Lloyd999 on Thu Dec 19, 2013 3:36 pm

Damn, I thought the Vortigaunts from Half-Life would be cooler appearances.

I've been craving science fiction for a while now, so I might join. You probably can even count on it.

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Re: And the Stars Revolted

Tips: 0.00 INK Postby Lifecharacter on Thu Dec 19, 2013 3:36 pm

This looks really interesting, but, and maybe I just missed it, why is there a rebellion against the shadowy organization? I mean I respect that possible moral grayness of not having them be evil psychopaths obsessed with power or greed, but they don't seem to have really done anything other than exist and be in power to warrant a resistance.

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Re: And the Stars Revolted

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Lifecharacter wrote:This looks really interesting, but, and maybe I just missed it, why is there a rebellion against the shadowy organization? I mean I respect that possible moral grayness of not having them be evil psychopaths obsessed with power or greed, but they don't seem to have really done anything other than exist and be in power to warrant a resistance.


More of a principal in most cases. No one likes being controlled without knowing it; the difference between an accepted government and someone who just decided they'd assume control. You also reminded me of something I forgot to add in. Not sure how it slipped my mind. I was trying not to info dump in the character section, I guess among picking and choosing I overlooked putting that in. I'll go and add it in, though.

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Hello all.
I'm The Adversary's partner in crime. If you have any questions about the Vyras feel free to ask, be it here or if you prefer PM me.

With that said, welcome.

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This sounds good. I'll get a character up asap.
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Tips: 0.00 INK Postby Lifecharacter on Thu Dec 19, 2013 8:08 pm

Could you give us some details on Dahl's Cradle? I'd like to know about things like their government, wealth (and disparity), culture, and things like that to make sure my character's at least consistent with that.

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I concur. Population centers, weapons technology (firearms or laser/plasma technology), etc. This kind of information would be great.
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Lifecharacter wrote:Could you give us some details on Dahl's Cradle? I'd like to know about things like their government, wealth (and disparity), culture, and things like that to make sure my character's at least consistent with that.


Sure, no problem. Not sure why I didn't put that, either. Don't know where my head's been today. I'll just start another OOC thread and drop it in there. Along the way I'll add more pertinent details as needed or.. as I remember to, apparently.

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Or frakking not. I forgot about the "you must submit a character to make a new topic in your own roleplay" thing. For now I'll just drop the Dahl's Cradle info right here, and once I get my character up I'll move it to the new thread.

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Dahl's Cradle, second planet orbiting a yellow star called Rith Nli by the jin fo, is headed by a (relatively) small corporate conglomerate with centers of power seated in three cities on the planet's three continents. Utilizing the world's vast natural resources along with the star system's asteroid belt, the planet has a successful mining industry, which feeds into a powerful industrial sector that serves as the primary source of income from off world. As it stands, the majority of the world's workforce are employed either mining or in factories. The planet's not heavily polluted thanks to much cleaner processing. A large degree of which is done off world, as well. Roughly 30-35% of job opportunities are unrelated to the previously established two. There's a substantial well off middle class, people without jobs either choose not to work or can't - the former are nearly condemned and the latter provided for by the state. As it's a corporate planet, the very wealthy make the rules- and it can't be said that they're despotic.

As for culture, it's fairly multicultural; a melting pot planet. The most apparent in the mix are German, Chinese and Spanish. The planet itself is named after the benefactor who funded the colonization - as most human worlds founded these days are independent ventures. The actual company in control of Cradle is Van Zandt Group.

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RichterGotz wrote:I concur. Population centers, weapons technology (firearms or laser/plasma technology), etc. This kind of information would be great.


Weapons tech is pretty simple. Most of human civilization uses slugs for ammunition in handheld weapons. Depleted uranium, generally. Firing mechanisms are based off railgun principals, allowing for increased accuracy, velocity and impact. Our usage of directed energy weaponry is limited to large scale platforms. Warships (which I'll make a more comprehensive list of, detailing specific notable classes) mostly.

The jin fo on the other hand do have plasma based firearms for use by individuals. They're very light, typically described as being almost "crystalline" in construction, and rarely found outside their territory save in the hands of law enforcement or soldiers.

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Tips: 0.00 INK Postby Lifecharacter on Thu Dec 19, 2013 11:29 pm

So, to continue with questions, is there any recent history our characters should know about. Like, were there any wars or new planets settled or any other big event?

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What race are you planning, Life?

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Tips: 0.00 INK Postby Lifecharacter on Thu Dec 19, 2013 11:46 pm

Probably a human, potentially an AI android. Maybe one of each, I'm caught between two ideas at the moment.

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Lifecharacter wrote:So, to continue with questions, is there any recent history our characters should know about. Like, were there any wars or new planets settled or any other big event?


No new colonies at this point, no. Worlds like Dahl's Cradle and Mar Verde especially were funded during an expansionist boom a century and a half ago, and since then there's been little incentive for more terraforming, settling and industrialization. There was a military conflict between three planets: High Rock, Hyperion Landing and Oceanus over the rights to exploit a dense cluster of mineral rich planetesimals. It lasted a little more than a month. Hyperion Landing came out on top and secured the "cloud", while its competitors suffered substantial losses in the process, with both worlds' economies slipping into recession. What with the intermingling of politics and business, some worlds like Dahl's Cradle either decreased or outright severed commercial ties with them. The Cradle still conducts transactions with them, though fewer than before.

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One last question before I finish my character up. Could you perhaps send me a link to where you found the pictures for the weapons you used in your character sheet? I would like to keep my character's weapons as "in-universe" looking as possible.

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RichterGotz wrote:One last question before I finish my character up. Could you perhaps send me a link to where you found the pictures for the weapons you used in your character sheet? I would like to keep my character's weapons as "in-universe" looking as possible.


There, I really don't know what's going on with me lately. Ugh.

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I'm going to make you feel worse: what's the name of the city on Dahl's Cradle where at least the beginning of this will be taking place? I assume we're not supposed to be scattered across the planet when Adamma crashes down.

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Lifecharacter wrote:I'm going to make you feel worse: what's the name of the city on Dahl's Cradle where at least the beginning of this will be taking place? I assume we're not supposed to be scattered across the planet when Adamma crashes down.


West Bank. Named for its location on the western coast of its continent, right on the border of a large lagoon. It has a substantial skyline dominating an expansive ground level. Not very crowded, but a busy part of the planet's industrial sector nonetheless.

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Heeyy! :D So, um, could I make an AI character? ^u^ That would be like, superfantasticawesomepancakes!
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