Canopy

Canopy

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The parasitic spread of humanity has polluted many worlds since our ascension to the stars. This is the story of E-A-743, and it's tree-human hybrids that fight back.

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VindicatedPurpose are listed as curators, giving them final say over any conflict & the ability to clean up mistakes.

Introduction

An Introduction to Canopy

This world is complex yet there is an underlying theme and question- what happens when humanity spreads to the stars, and what are the consequences of a universe where humanity is more destructive than good? It is set in an alternate universe to our own, many years in the future. Humans developed a way to travel long distances between the stars shortly after the Earth became uninhabitable due to our own endless destruction. As such, being human now is to be a coloniser of distant worlds far removed from our native home.
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Canopy (E-A-743) is in many ways eerily similar to Earth, and is an unfortunate planet caught in the cross-fire of humanity's greedy expanse. Against odds though, it fights back. It began when the colonisation ship, the Teranyan landed on the planet given the hasty designation E-A-743. But the story truly began when the very trees that the colonists cut down became sentient, moving creatures. That was when the war started.

By then it was too late for the colonists to leave, and so now they are finding a way to survive on the planet where the trees talk, and where enemy numbers greatly outnumber your own.

And so it begins...
What happens to this planet is up to you. Will you itch to rejoin humanity and it's endless spread across the galaxy? Or will you be content to make peace with the natives and make a life in this new place? Or perhaps you will reject humanity, and instead play as one of the bios, the humanoid tree-people who possess unique features- photosynthesising, fire-proof skin, and a way to tap into the Grandfathers, the hub of minds that run beneath the very surface of the planet...

There is much to explore here, and much to discover, no matter who you play as.


Updates

To be added:
    > Maps
    > City locations
    > Climate/Weather
    > Geography

I will be away from Sunday - Friday, 17-22nd July, 2016. Any questions can be either posted in the OOC or to VindicatedPurpose.

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Council data log: 324 Transfer account to digital archive. Account of Badran Lees. Subject: "The Great Canopy War".
They attacked whenever we weren't looking. Who'd ever have thought that trees would be the cause of so much heartache?


Basic Information:

Canopy is an open world. You are free to create a character which is either human or bio, more information on that can be found in the Groups. Please post questions in the OOC forum, 'Canopy'!

ImageIn Character Laws:
  • Respect the actions and decisions of the Council.
  • Don't kill, steal or otherwise harm your fellow man.
  • Do not kill Bios unless otherwise provoked.
  • Contribute to society.


Out of Character Laws:
In this roleplay, I'm looking to encourage good writing, friendliness and exciting originality. Whilst this isn't a 'law' as such, I would appreciate it if '1-liner' posts didn't stray into this game. Length of posts should be roughly 400+ words.
  • Respect the site rules.
  • No smut! Either you fade to black, or don't do it at all.
  • Refer to the character creation guide before making a character. Found here.
  • Please write in 3rd person, past tense.
  • Be as original as you can please!

(Rules may be updated at any time).

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The Explorer's Guild Headquarters

The Explorer's Guild Headquarters by ranaravel

Do you consider yourself an adventurous individual? Apply within for the chance of a lifetime!

The Teranyan

The Teranyan by ranaravel

The beating, urban heart of The City.

Echos

Echos by ranaravel

Canopy's second city.

Arietta

Arietta by ranaravel

A white cold moon that casts a bright light on the planet surface.

Faber

Faber by ranaravel

A small, red moon that crosses the sky twice a day.

E-A-743

E-A-743 by ranaravel

Welcome to your world, child. It'll be here before and after you've left it.

The City

The City by ranaravel

State your business here.

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Fara sighed, her head full of foreboding as she walked through the endless, stifling corridors of the Teranyan. Like usual, it felt odd to be without sunlight. Her eyes pounded with what she might call light-headedness, and her body shifted uncomfortably as she brushed against humans, all rushing, busy busy busy about their business. She kept her head down, avoiding them. She was... unfortunately aware how much hatred these people felt towards her, and it simultaneously intrigued her and made her sad. More than sad sometimes, as she remembered the vicious anger that had coursed through her skin, that had made her feel more alive than she could have ever felt, as she'd.-

The thought petered out as she spotted the entrance to the Messall. It was late in the day, that quiet time between the middle of the day food and the end of the day food. Yet of course, people still milled about. She shook her head to clear the air, and stretched luxuriously in a dappled spot of sunlight, letting herself breathe properly. The air was thick with the smells of cooking and bodies though, and she grimaced, her face contorting into a caricature before relaxing back to normal.

She took her time to look around, uncertain as to where her contact would be. The parcel she carried in her satchel could wait, just as she could. Her eyes scanned across the room, taking in the tables pushed against the wall, the countless cubby-holes, decorated with battered stickers, tatty cushions, flags, rugs, knick-knacks and all manner of other things. Fara was always surprised by how much stuff humans seemed to have, and the Messall was a prime example of this. As she watched, her gaze was caught by a fellow bio, looking equally as uncomfortable. He hadn't noticed her, so she watched him for a while, saw him struggle to talk to someone blocking his path, saw him get rebuked, and mocked, and harassed.

She looked away, blinking rapidly, feeling... feeling something that she didn't know how to describe. Something dark and twisting in her mind, that burned and ate at her. She ignored it, tamping it down, to deal with another day, she thought. Thankfully, it was at that point that her eyes alighted on the man she was looking for. He was a light-skinned male, with tawny hair and a crooked smile. He set her on edge, yet it was his parcel that she was delivering, and his money that paid her energy bills and gave her something to do, so she bit her lip and approached to sit at his table.

She was appreciative of the silence near to him- he'd chosen a good seat, free of other people yet not so conspicuous that it would look strange for her to join him. She looked up at him and smiled shyly, slipping her hand into her satchel. The man never seemed to notice her, and it always bothered her, yet she continued with the transaction, slipping the parcel to him as he handed her a little parcel of her own. By the time it was finished, and the man had walked away without a word, Fara knew she needed to get out of this damnable building, as the air tightened around her, and her nerves shot through the roof. Time to find the sky.

The setting changes from The Teranyan to Arietta

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The Explorer's Guild Headquarters

The Explorer's Guild Headquarters by ranaravel

Do you consider yourself an adventurous individual? Apply within for the chance of a lifetime!

The Teranyan

The Teranyan by ranaravel

The beating, urban heart of The City.

Echos

Echos by ranaravel

Canopy's second city.

Arietta

Arietta by ranaravel

A white cold moon that casts a bright light on the planet surface.

Faber

Faber by ranaravel

A small, red moon that crosses the sky twice a day.

E-A-743

E-A-743 by ranaravel

Welcome to your world, child. It'll be here before and after you've left it.

The City

The City by ranaravel

State your business here.

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The Explorer's Guild Headquarters

The Explorer's Guild Headquarters by ranaravel

Do you consider yourself an adventurous individual? Apply within for the chance of a lifetime!

The Teranyan

The Teranyan by ranaravel

The beating, urban heart of The City.

Echos

Echos by ranaravel

Canopy's second city.

Arietta

Arietta by ranaravel

A white cold moon that casts a bright light on the planet surface.

Faber

Faber by ranaravel

A small, red moon that crosses the sky twice a day.

E-A-743

E-A-743 by ranaravel

Welcome to your world, child. It'll be here before and after you've left it.

The City

The City by ranaravel

State your business here.

Arietta

A white cold moon that casts a bright light on the planet surface.

Faber

A small, red moon that crosses the sky twice a day.

E-A-743

Welcome to your world, child. It'll be here before and after you've left it.

The Explorer's Guild Headquarters

Do you consider yourself an adventurous individual? Apply within for the chance of a lifetime!

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