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Spore: Roleplaying and Story Games / Irruo awakens
« on: January 02, 2008, 07:04:08 pm »
On the planet Halinyunta 514, no wave below the frequency of infrared existed.  There was no static, no radio broadcasts, nothing that could be detected.

Except at the storms.

In one of the storms, a faint radio signal permeated from out of nowhere.  It was a matrix of everchanging coordinates, a few random encriptions, and one clear repeating signal.

What this signal would have said, if anyone was around to observe it, was this:  //Enemy numbers: 0.  Casualties: 2^465  Primary function complete.  Requesting secondary function.  No function found.  Requesting secondary function.  No function found.  Requesting secondary function.  No function found.  Reque...//

On the other side of the planet, a similar storm swirled agitatedly against a derelict spacecraft.  This too, had a faint radio signal.  //Organic enemy destroyed.  Query:  New organic = enemy?  False.  New organic = strange organic = enemy...//

Meanwhile, out in space, a collection of explorers were approaching to investigate the loss of a ship, and its two last enigmatic transmissions:


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Spore: Creation Corner / Irruo
« on: December 31, 2007, 09:07:34 pm »

Planet log: Halinyunta 514


Albedo:      .49
Mean temperature:   340 Kelvin
Gravity:      1.2 G
Atmosphere:      0.13 atm
Liquid coverage:   .02%
Orbit period:      200 days
Rotation:      160 hours
Moons:      None


Notes of interest:

Discoverer’s log:
//…No radio signals emanating from the planet, but electrical signals are present.
No signs of civilization, omitting uninhabited rock structures dotted throughout the landscape.
Has high turbulence for a planet of so little atmosphere, with huge erratic dust storms centered on electrical activity.
Requesting further investigation of planet surface.  Inhabited?  Data is inconclusive…
//


Request for exploration was granted.  The explorers embarked with a standard exploratory craft.  Radio transmission was lost as the craft entered the atmosphere.  A few signals escaped approximately 29 hours later:

//…The storms are following us…//
//It has ripped the ship into dust…//
//*Static* -obots!//
//*Static* -nd is near//
//*Static* use of radio//
//*Static* Irruo!… //


Results of keyword “Irruo”:
Ancient galactic word for “Attacker” or “Weapon”…


Further attempts of exploration disallowed.  Planet placed under quarantine as marked in Section 233: “Biological hazards” by high-ranking officials.



Last transmissions of the exploration crew [Confidential]:
////
////

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Spore: Creation Corner / New Worldrealms up! Come join!
« on: November 23, 2007, 03:41:51 pm »
If you can still access the site, get ready to archive your stuff!  :o

Worldrealms has been down for some time.  I blame the hideous forum hosting, and the fact that every single thread was an RP of some sort.  This causes people to be unable to ask questions, or add on to their creation's culture, biology, history, etc.


I am currently looking for a new hosting service, and welcome your suggestions.  For all of you who don't know what Worldrealms is, it is a forum dedicated to creating planets and realms of sci-fi and fantasy.  Unlike some believe, it isn't entirely a RP forum, the focus being on creation and storytelling.  I hope to see some of you when the new forum is up!  :D Perhaps this time most people will actually use their forum accounts...


EDIT: Site posted: http://wrworldrealms.proboards54.com

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Movies / Kite Runner
« on: September 24, 2007, 06:35:02 pm »
OMG!  I loved the book, and I cannot believe that they are actually making a movie of this!



I hope they don't screw it up  :-\

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Spore: Creation Corner / Caeluminica *2.0*
« on: September 24, 2007, 01:36:35 pm »
Here is my new creature:  Da daaa!



Now, what you are probably asking yourself right now is “Why is a mix between a rip-off of Rayman or the Deviant art logo and Marvin from HGTTG on my screen?”

You’re also probably wondering if there may be anything interesting behind this cingulair logo look-alike.

In the end, you may start asking me questions.  Questions like, “Kcronos, why are you such an idiot to design a limbless humanoid and pass it off as a creature?”

In my defense, it’s just so cute!

And for you kitten-stompers out there who still despise this expressionless collection of spheres, here is what I have to say to you:


(If he had fingers, he would be making a rude expression)

Anyway, the reason why he has floating limbs, an iconic appearance, and an immaculate shiny exterior is because he isn’t real.

He is a Luminican, a computer program, and an avatar for a mind permanently virtualized into a computer server the size of a planet.

I present you with:



The reason for this permanent virtualization lies in the nature of their star.  Once eons ago, when the people of this system were still living breathing organics, they discovered a new type of technology: the Radial Spheres.

The Radial Spheres manipulated gravitons at an atomic level, changing the fabric of space-time to manipulate gravity.  In effect, warfare became more complex, interstellar travel was no longer a problem, and it is rumored that a large enough radial sphere could even transcend dimensions and create gateways to other universes.

But they were dangerous in the wrong hands.

At the height of the 52nd Gravital War, a radial sphere was activated at disproportionate settings in the middle of their star, causing the star to implode.

The inhabitants knew that the fusion effects of the implosion would soon overcome the radial sphere, and create a massive supernova.

Safe for the moment in underground bunkers, using only the few radial spheres that they had left to counter the gravitational effects within their own planet, these people soon came to realize that escape was nigh impossible, for they had not enough energy left to escape the grasp of the imploded star’s gravity along with the radial sphere.

They used all their resources, all their technology, and all their radial spheres to construct Caeluminica, the planetary server, sacrificing their own planet for building material.

They downloaded their minds upon this lifeboat, and their bodies were incinerated.

And thus, when the star finally overcame the gravitational forces of the radial sphere, it exploded in a massive slingshot effect, erasing what was left of the inhabitants’ building equipment, but leaving Caeluminica intact.

Eventually, the sun settled down into a type of neutron star: a magnetar.  And although the sphere was destroyed, all the other radial spheres were used in construction of Caeluminica, and the inhabitants don’t have a chance of getting past the magnetar’s gravital effects.

And thus, they remain stuck in their virtual existence, and have gotten used to it.  Some of them even have begun to enjoy it.  They are immortal, cute, and can bend the rules of physics within their virtual world.

And who wouldn’t want that?

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Storytelling and Roleplaying / Journey to the center of the Screen!
« on: July 29, 2007, 09:15:35 pm »

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Spore: Creation Corner / Another boastful advertisement
« on: July 15, 2007, 08:56:23 am »
Please don’t flame me for this  :-\

I know this also doesn’t belong here, but when I saw blitz's forum, it got me thinking.  I like the Creation Corner of the forum the best, so why shouldn’t there be an entire forum like it?  And why just stick with Science fiction and aliens?  So I decided to create the Worldrealms forum.  Where you can create worlds of Sci-fi and fantasy and RP with them!  I am the admin, Hyperion (What can I say?  I like titans…), and if you wish to be a mod, just pm me.  You can find the forum at the following address:

http://worldrealms.jconserv.net/index.php

Anyone is welcome!

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Storytelling and Roleplaying / Hibernation
« on: July 01, 2007, 12:32:08 pm »
Hibernation

This is a start of an epic journey with no return.

It started, as all good stories do, in a bar.  The year was 2035.  You and your buddies got good and drunk, and the next thing you know, you had blacked out.

You wake up in the middle of an endless field of ash, with nothing but a hospital gown on you.  Your head is aching, and you cannot remember anything from that night.  You peer into the distance, and two large metal structures catch your eye.  You can also make out a wavering light faintly in the mist.

You run toward it blindly in the dark.  When you finally reach it, you are presented with a very strange sight.  A floating disk with a spiral of smog in the inside, surrounded by two metal cages with a reflective sphere suspended motionless in the middle.



There is no sign of life, and the area seems eerily quiet.

What do you do?

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Spore: Creation Corner / K'jal update thread
« on: June 24, 2007, 11:12:44 am »
I know that most of you are waiting for the K'jal webcomic, and I can assure you that I am working on it as hard as I can.  It is very difficult to colour in everything, and I'm sure you will understand.  But for the time being, I have noticed that the K'jal thread is but only four pages, and I have decided to extrapolate more on the K'jals.

The prehistoric times tell of the two largest tribes of K'jal and Erion, and how the polytheist culture clashed with the monotheist one.

The Nanobotic wars and K'xia's rule explains how oppressive K'xia was, and the strategies employed of attacking the neighboring species.

The final option explains how K'jalians abandoned more useful Wexxian technology for their own Radial Sphere based technology.  It is the concept upon which the derelict dysons were once again activated and all voidscape (Almost to no void areas) vehicles are based.  Plus, if you choose this option, you will get 3d pics, and you get to learn what a Radial sphere is. (Not that I'm pressuring you <.<    >.>)

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Everything Else / The Marijuana Debate
« on: June 24, 2007, 07:00:23 am »
Oh my ****ing GOD QB!

MARIJUANA IS ADDICTIVE:

http://www.nida.nih.gov/Infofacts/marijuana.html
http://serendip.brynmawr.edu/bb/neuro/neuro04/web1/aejelonu.html
http://www.brown.edu/Student_Services/Health_Services/Health_Education/atod/marijuana.htm

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No one would argue that marijuana is as addictive as alcohol or cocaine. However, it's wrong to say that it is not at all addictive. More and more studies are finding that marijuana has addictive properties. Both animal and human studies show physical and psychological withdrawal symptoms from marijuana, including irritability, restlessness, insomnia, nausea and intense dreams. Tolerance to marijuana also builds up rapidly. Heavy users need 8 times higher doses to get the same effects as infrequent users.

For a small percentage of people who use it, marijuana can be highly addictive. It is estimated that 10% to 14% of users will become heavily dependent. More than 120,000 people in the US seek treatment for marijuana addiction every year. Because the consequences of marijuana use can be subtle and insidious, it is more difficult to recognize signs of addiction. Cultural and societal beliefs that marijuana cannot be addictive make it less likely for people to seek help or to get support for quitting.


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Spore: Roleplaying and Story Games / K'jal Story thread
« on: June 10, 2007, 10:44:47 am »
I am currently working on a graphic novel for my K'jalians.  You are presented with two choices:

I can start tomorrow and post a page a day without colouring

Or

I can start during the summer, post an issue a week, and colour it in.

Your choice.

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Storytelling and Roleplaying / SteamPunk RP
« on: May 01, 2007, 04:59:00 pm »
A world of steam and clockwork. A world of steel and iron. Such is the world of this time. Mechanized cities, capable of walking, stride the landscape with their massive legs. Mechs and ground cars fight it out on the sandy plains. Dirigibles and airships fly across the sky. Submarines and floating fortresses have conquered the water. It is a time of greatness, of technological marvel. But as the mechanics say, clogs aren’t seen from the outside of the pipe. There are massive problems in this world that lie underneath the city. Rifts occur among the aristocracies and the grunt laborers. Fuel and oil, a necessity for the machines, are becoming scarcer every day. The stockpile of canned food in Steampipe city is gradually diminishing, and all natural life besides humans have been wiped out. Thievery and pirating are rampant as the upper classes collect more and more money.

Landmarks:
Moving cities:
Earth Mechanical: The "father" and capitol of all the moving cities. A hub of commerce and trade, this city is also the proud founder of the Merchants Guild, the Physicians Guild, and the University of Terra Machina (UTM). It is also the home of the famous Edwin.

Spark city: A very old city with much discontent. It is one of the more complex ones, and has a reputation for thievery and immorality.

Ticking city: The intellectual beacon of the moving cities, it is home to many a scientist.

Lights city: An unusual city, no doubt. It is said that it is just as old as Earth Mechanical, and on an entirely different design. It also supposedly ran on no fuel until one day the machinery just stopped moving. At night it makes quite a spectacle for tourists.

Royal Society I: A fairly new city, it just emerged from the many city "eggs" scattered around the desert. Aristocrats immediately fled to this city in order to escape from the discontent plebeians back home.


Land based Cities:
Gear city: The capitol of the Merchant Guild, it is the richest city around. Its prime location (On top of a hard to reach plateau) has made it impossible for the nearby moving cities to assimilate.

Lost Legacy: A city that managed to rise to a technological level that of a walking city.  It is located under Earth Mechanical’s shadow.

Steampipe city: Although remote, the seclusion from the rest of the world has resulted in the accumulation of food stores, where it is transported to Gear city for distribution.


Water city: A collection of ocean barges connected to one another, Water city is often referred to as the "new hope" for stationary cities. The domination of the mechanical cities has no effect on Water city, and they intend to keep it that way.


And finally:
Utopia: A legendary paradise that still retains natural life.
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Lucian looked at the city ahead of him and grinned.  He and his dirigible fleet were nearing the city of Royal Society I.  The fact that the people there were once like him mattered not a bit.  He lived for the present, and was now a hardhearted pirate.  Yo ho ho and a bottle of rum.  The phrase came from an old book he had read as a child.  But he couldn’t understand for the life of him why anyone would drink a precious fuel source.  Oh well.  It was still fun to say.  He climbed down the rope ladder under his dirigible and pulled down a sticklike object nearly twice his size while swinging over the ground hundreds of feet below him.

“Let’s glide!”  he yelled, and jumped off his ladder into open space along with other members of his crew.

As he was falling he stuck his hands between two flaps in the object, and pulled, releasing an inner mechanism and opening the glider.  Although the dirigibles could easily descend down to city level, they took a long time to do so.  He glided to the surprised bi-pod air ship on patrol (so called because of the two large propellers on the side which provide both lift and direction) and landed easily on the moving surface with the least amount of impact.  Down below his crew had landed on the airships he had maneuvered there last night, but he SO preferred commandeering his own airship than using the several he owned already.  It made for quite a show.

He pulled open the cockpit and threw the driver over the edge, screaming as he fell.  After climbing in, he and his crew started to lay waste against the city airships as they tried to ward off the blows.  But unbeknownst to him, a patrol dirigible managed to get behind him and shoot one of the propellers off with a blast of the mounted turret.

“Spoilsports,” he muttered to himself, brushed back a strand of hair that had got on his face, and then with nonchalance he pressed the eject button, which threw him to the back of the ship into a Floater device.  Now a Floater device is a type of air lifeboat that is spherical and deploys a parachute on activation.  It also has boosters at the bottom of the ship so that you can slowly with a gentle up and down motion make your way to the nearest city.

As Lucian sat in this pod and slowly made his way back to his dirigible, he noticed a peculiar silence.  As he craned his neck backwards, he noticed that city and pirate forces alike were staring at his careening ship.  It was on a collision course with the city.  For once Lucian looked mildly scared.  A bead of sweat ran down his brow as he frantically deployed the boosters at a more rapid pace.

When the ship struck, there was no reaction at first.  But then, the sensor panels were deployed, and the gigantic telescope eye on the side of the city widened and grew red.  The landscape collection tools, large metal claws intended for breaking down the landscape and building on to the city, started to shoot out on jointed arms and snatched pirate and city ships out of the air, trying in its own primitive way to ensure the safety of the city from this perceived threat.

Lucian was startled when the claw grabbed the ship next to him, and accidentally deployed the booster for too long.  He was now hovering over his own dirigible, and had to wait before he could float down to it.

He kicked the floor out of the floater, and jumped into the air.  He broke through the roof of his dirigible, but was okay due to his body armor.  He stumbled to the controls, and flew his ship out just before the metal claw descended on it.

Smiling smugly to himself, he knew that more than half of his crew had survived.  Although he had not managed to ransack the city, he counted this mission as a success.  It had given him an adrenaline rush at least.  The city behind him gave out an almost deafening screech.

Lucian was confident that no vehicle on the ground that he knew of, not even a walking city, could outrun his dirigible.

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Spore: General / Days, months, YEARS!
« on: April 28, 2007, 02:44:41 pm »
How will time be told in Spore?  Your planet revolves around the sun, and it also spins.  Does that mean that you can tell how many days there are in a year?  Will the amount of time revovling be different for different planets?

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Everything Else / Coke Plus
« on: April 23, 2007, 01:04:16 pm »
I really believe Coke has gone too far!  First it is Coke, Diet, Classic, Zero, and now Plus?

I seriously believe coke will take over the world.  First they will take over the beverage industry (Imagine my shock when I first learnt that Sprite was made by the same company), then they will migrate into caffienated foods.  After they have us all hooked, they will add cocaine to their drinks once more, and become world leaders.

Oh, I forgot, Coke Cherry  :P


Anyway, what are your views on this new brand of coke the Coca-cola company are pushing on us now?

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