So, after playing far too much Rimworld and enjoying the new wave of player-driven RPs I thought why not combine the two? Welcome to UTH - 4b, one of many worlds just out of reach of civilisation, but not uninhabited. Like those houses that sit awkwardly between the suburbs and the countryside. Anyway, while in cryostasis, your long range transport vessel crashed (shock horror) and you are left, stranded with a bunch of strangers on a hostile world. You must construct a shelter, fight off raiders and eventually, should you choose to, escape the planet! Your characters will determine the storyline. Perhaps an old enemy from your backstory will track you down, or an obscure skill of yours may be the key to survival. There may even be player-made story arcs (should you wish to host one, PM me about it!).
But WoodGreen I hear you cry. You always have some odd quirk in your RPs that people are always sceptical about, what about this one? Ahh yes, remember I said you would construct a shelter? Well I’ll be keeping track with a grid map! I think I would be cool to see the colony grow, and it’ll make is easier to track which rooms are where. It won’t be complicated, don’t worry!
- [+] Rules
- Obey HavenStation rules, yada yada, don't metagame, etc. I think you guys know the standard rules by now.
- [+] Apps
- If you want to add any other details, go ahead! I'll let you know if they're a little too farfetched.
Chronological age: (While in cryostasis you don't age biologically. A biological 60 year old may be 360 years old chronologically if they've spent 300 years in cryostasis. Your current journey has lasted for 3 years, but you may have made long journeys before.)
Luggage: (You won't have been carrying anything too large.)
Backstory: (A detailed backstory may affect the storyline itself. Let me know if there are details you do/don't want me using to affect the story.)
- [+] Lore and other useful stuff
- The Universe
While I made most of this, your characters will also influence the world. Got a home planet? Name it and it's galaxy, and it'll go here! Involved in some sort of faction? They'll be official!
Space exploration is... difficult. While mankind has explored it's neighbouring galaxies, only the richest organisations, such as The United Systems Empire are able to afford it. Once the voyage is made, a jump-gate can be constructed to make inter-galactic travel a bit easier. Progress however, is slow, as there is plenty of unexplored space within the colonised galaxies. These galaxies, and their owners are:
The Milky Way, Owned by The United Systems Empire
Notable Planets: Earth, the birthplace of mankind. Currently uninhabitable due to permanent damage to the atmosphere due to climate change, but project: Genesis is underway to revert the damage. Mars, the site of the first planetary terraforming project, and current HQ of the USE
Canis Major Dwarf (We're calling it a galaxy for simplicity), Owned by The United Systems Empire
Notable Planets: Terra, first colonised planet in the galaxy, and home of the USE's Canis Major Dwarf branch.
Sagittarius Dwarf Spheroidal Galaxy, Mostly owned by the United Systems Empire, about 1/3 wild space.
Notable Planets: Gaia, first colonised planet of the galaxy, and home to of the USE's SagDEG Branch. UTH - 4, A gas giant just outside of Imperial Space with 6 moons. UTH - 4b, the second moon, is the crash site.
Ursa Major II Dwarf, Partially owned (1/5) by the United Systems Empire, Mostly Owned (4/5) by the Republic of Ursa Major. 1/5 wild space.
Notable Planets: Bjorn, HQ of the Republic of Ursa Major, and location of the USE's embassy.
Large Magellanic Cloud, Partially owned by the United Systems Empire (1/20). As the most recently colonised galaxy, it is mostly wild space.
No Notable Planets.
Your ship was basically an space bus. They travel in circuits around the galaxies, and some between them. You simply head down to your local Inter-Solar bus stop and enter your desired destination. You're route will be calculated and you'll be frozen at the station if you so wish. It can be quite a wait otherwise. When it arrives, you'll be loaded onto the bus, and off you go! Your cryostasis pod and cargo may be transferred between busses as your location and destination may not be on the same route. Where you came from and where you're going is all up to you. The USE provides free transport within your current solar system, and affordable transport within and between USE galaxies. Outside of the USE, other companies, such as Hermes, provide this service. Your vessel belongs to the USE.
Hahaa! It's actually a moon! UTH - 4 is a gas giant just outside of Imperial space in the Sagittarius Dwarf Spheroidal Galaxy. It has 6 moons, UTH - 4b being the 2nd. It's Earthlike, and some of Earth's flora and fauna made it here, as it did to many planets. It's climate is temperate for most of the year, but with arctic winters and scorching summers.
The United Systems Empire - With the planet slowly deteriorating due to climate change, all countries agreed to act under one banner to resolve the crisis, the Nations of Earth. A worldwide terraforming project was launched to prepare Mars for colonisation, where humanity successfully relocated. The NoE began to explore beyond the solar system, and with the perfection of cryostasis technology, were able to explore into the Milky Way, and launch further colonisation projects. But as the number of colonies grew, there was unrest as many showed signs of declaring independence. In a sudden coup, a little-known group took over the NoE with an unrivalled military force that had been growing in secret, and declared it the United Systems Empire. There was no contest, and any rebellions were quickly quelled. The USE has been in relative peace ever since, and has prospered under imperial rule, although very few people know of the emperor's identity, or how many there have been over the years.
The Republic of Ursa Major - Upon the construction of the jump gate to Ursa Major II, many who disliked the Empire decided to launch a large voyage into the galaxy to search for a new, independent home. They found an habitable planet, Bjorn, and built their own civilisation. More and more people escaped to this new home, and it's nearby planets which banded together to form the Republic of Ursa Major. The USE was not pleased about this, and attempted to quickly and discreetly exterminate the RUM, but to their horror discovered the RUM's scientists had been busy, and their military wielded large antimatter munitions. Even with a vast numbers advantage, the USE were unable to eliminate the RUM. They now co-exist in peace, slightly fearful of eachother's strength. There has been no sign of antimatter weaponry since the short war.
The Codebreakers - A secret military group that undertook various operations, until their secrecy was threatened. The members were put into cryostasis, and have remained so for 285 years. Each Codebreaker owned an AI chip implanted in their brain, giving them enhanced abilities.
Aesop Industries - A company well known for it's genetic modifications, cybernetic enhancements and it's lack of moral boundaries. They're also known for heavily investing in and often having a strong presence on new colonies where they do most of their R&D. Despite their faults they often have a good reputation with the colonies they work on as they often work with communities and frequently give to charity. Finally the company recently caused a bit of a stir when it announced it's current goal to either discover and unlock human psionic potential or find an alternative method that could accomplish similar feats.
- [+] Characters
- smartdevon - Farley Rowan http://havenstation.nogbox.com/viewtopic.php?t=480#p19706
AceOfDeath Piplupm - Kendra Summers http://havenstation.nogbox.com/viewtopic.php?t=480#p19729
THE_BUTLER00 - Jericho http://havenstation.nogbox.com/viewtopic.php?t=480#p19744
THE_BUTLER00 - Kai Tora http://havenstation.nogbox.com/viewtopic.php?t=480&start=10#p19808
HunterOfEvil - Experiment 401/402 http://havenstation.nogbox.com/viewtopic.php?t=480#p19746
Oranje Maan - Mérnök Szén Gyár http://havenstation.nogbox.com/viewtopic.php?t=480#p19797
FUNYjk27 - David E(li). Valentine http://havenstation.nogbox.com/viewtopic.php?t=480&start=20#p19825
Adrano - Xavier Miller http://havenstation.nogbox.com/viewtopic.php?t=480&start=60#p19912