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The Race to Ethos [Started]
« on: August 19, 2007, 01:01:46 pm »
The Universe is a strange place to live. It is cluttered in ways you cannot imagine. In fact, one might say that every bit of matter that matters is there, and it is interminably difficult to speak to the Landlord. It is often intransigent, too hot in some places and too cold in others, and as such most of it is definitely not livable, but as a plus, it constantly seems to be getting bigger, and the rent is unspeakably low. As such, many creatures see fit to find their homes here, and the market is booming.

That is where our story begins. In a small set of star clusters, one particular little sun is home to a relatively tiny planet known as Ethos, a little known place orbited closely by a single, even tinier moon known as Topaxyn. Conditions are right for life, they have been for a long time, and as such life has arisen and grown at an uncannily speedy rate. Not too long ago, life took an unusual turn and sent another bit of life quite bizarrely into the great expanse that is so uninhabitable by taking a bit of habitability with them. These bits of habitability were known as Spacecraft, and one such vessel is the Ikalgra, a Loricatii exploration ship heavily modified and working in partnership with the Suri, a far smaller and much more chaotic race than the stoic Loricatii. The two, despite such disparate differences, blended well and now work in a grand mission of exploration, and this work is now yielding fruit in the form of Ethos and Topaxyn. A great galactic cry now echoes, seeking those willing to risk danger in exchange for fame and glory, and the wealth that comes with it as well, of course.

+++++++++++BROADCAST MESSAGE: OFFER OF FREEDOM+++++++++++
"Standard greetings to all who hear this message, and blessings of Anoneemis to those that heed its call. A new world has been discovered, rich in life but lacking in sentient species. The Armethium Government has deigned necessary to explore the world before it is declared Loricatii Territory and is suitably prepared for colonization. Due to the limited resources of this facility, we ask for those brave and willing enough to explore potentially unsuitable and hostile territory for Armethium. Of course, you would not be asked to do this without compensation, and so payment, in the form of Trade Script, transferable at most any bank and a Pension will be made available to anyone who serves for a minimum term of two years, as well as any criminal charges pressed against you beforehand dropped and you will be given the protection of the Loricatii Empire. This message is concluded. Praised be Anoneemis and praised be the High Arbiter."

And so, the message ends. It is transmitted through star systems both near and distant, as far as the arm of the Loricatii government can reach, being rebroadcasted in every spaceport, shipyard, and city for many dozens of lightyears.

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So here's the rules, boys and girls. Every character can be of any race. To try and keep this fair and balanced, I offer the following: You have the standard six statistics (Strength, Dexterity, Constitution, Intelligence, Wisdom, and Charisma), with each starting at 8 and you have 32 points to spend. If you reduce one by 1 point, that's an extra point to spend. You cannot spend more than half your total points in one stat.

Your characters will all arrive by shuttlecraft from a transport ship, and unless they have met before, this will be their first encounter with each other. Your character can have the following:

-1 Specialist Field (Engineering, Biology, Mechanics, Weapons, etc.)
-1 set of items related to your field (Guns and ammo for a weapons specialist, chemicals for a chemist, medicine for a medic, etc.)
-Communicators to talk to the others
-Any personal items you see fit (No war cannons o' big scary doom)

Describe your character in your first post, adding their age, name, height, gender, a brief history, and the above stats. If you like, post a picture too, as well as a link to information on their species. Once I approve four people, we can start this.

Soooo... Go nuts. And if anyone wants to try playing a Loricatus (And I doubt they will but all the same), PM me beforehand.

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« Last Edit: August 24, 2007, 08:34:23 am by Axelgear »


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Re: The Race to Ethos [Looking for People]
« Reply #1 on: August 19, 2007, 05:38:10 pm »
Sounds cool.  I'm in.

Name: Aleger Tanar
Species: Kratair (Link in my signature)
Gender: Male
Age: 36 (Kratairian Years)
Height: 11'7''
Length: 24'7''
Breif Bio: On the run from his own government for numerous cases of murder, Aleger saw the Loricatus offer as an easy way out of his past.  He is a great supporter of Kratairian elitism and as such is very intolerant of other speiceis.

Strength: 20
Dexterity: 16
Constitution: 16
Intelligence: 16
Wisdom: 8
Charisma: 4

Specialist Field: Assassin  ((Couldn't really think of a better term to give him other than murderer, but that doesn't really work right here))

Inventory
-Kratairian Joko class plasma rifle with scope ((Specialization tool))
-Plasma cutter ((Specialization tool))
-Infared/visible light binoculars ((Specialization tool))
-Communicator
-Cloak
-Kratairian Minature Fusion Reactor  ((If you look at my other RP's with Kratairs, they all have these things.  Described in others as a Miniature star generator, it is essentially that.  It creates a small ball of flaming hydrogen, essentially a tiny sun.  It can be used just as a novelty tool, a light source or a weak EMP.  It cannot be used as a weapon))

((If you feel there's anything I should remove or change, just let me know))
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Re: The Race to Ethos [Looking for People]
« Reply #2 on: August 19, 2007, 08:15:45 pm »
Name: Ide'ge
Species: Dei'gen
Gender: Both, preffers to be concidered male.
Age: 1,087 Galactic years, about 26 in Dei'gen
Height: 6 1/2 feet long
Bio: One of the few who left Ossis to follow in Dal'ge's path.

Str: 12
Dex: 2
Con: 18
Int: 24
Wis: 16
Chr: 8

Spec Field: Biology

Invetory:
- All purpose scanner (Specialization tool)
- Personal data storage unit (Specilization tool)
- Vocabulator (allows for verbal communication)

((THis is my first RP with stats, so bear with me))

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Re: The Race to Ethos [Looking for People]
« Reply #3 on: August 20, 2007, 12:11:09 pm »
-Cloak

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Actually, yes. Does this cloak refer to a piece of fabric, or invisibility? Because if so, that's gonna have to take a serious flaw (Not being able to work for a very long time, blurry outline, both good medium flaws)
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Re: The Race to Ethos [Looking for People]
« Reply #4 on: August 20, 2007, 12:37:31 pm »
Name: Jarin Tsull Marten
Species: Auyuelcliad, Luebeci.
Gender: Female
Age: 28
Height: 7" 4
Bio: The daughter of a fanatic Tsullist, her family were repeatedly ostracised form thier community. Jarin's father managed to stay free by donating his entire fortune to House Tesilia and the Technocrat Party, but since then has supported pro-Tsullist movements and voted TRAP. They continued to live in Luebec until Jarin's brother 'Casmut Marten' was killed in a bar after shouting a barrage of Tsullist slogans and racist slurs at several Urshan businessmen drinking in the bar. No case was made, as whom actually shot Casmut was never determined, and the bar was full of Bounty Hunters and the like, who quickly spread out and disappeared. Jarin herself left her distraught parents, claiming they were insane and not real Auyuelcliads, and became a Bounty Hunter and mercanery, with aspirations of starting a new Tsullist Faction. She is somewhat racist, but keeps sentiments at a minimum to get by, her philosophy being that racism should be saved for after the revolution.

STR:14
DEX:17
CON:14
INT:18
WIS:13
CHR:7

Inventory:
-AuyuelTrade Xorentz Twin Blasters, Faster Reload addition.
-One Serrated Knife, Replica Cantabriaire.
-'Hero of Auyuelcliadia' Medal: A medla given to Tsullist forces for heroism in the Civil War, formerly her father's.
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Re: The Race to Ethos [Looking for People]
« Reply #5 on: August 20, 2007, 12:54:48 pm »
Name: Tipp
Species: Forthi
Gender: Male
Age: 25
Height: 11'7''
Brief Biography: Tipp was born into a middle class family an recieved a moderate education. After leaving Mid-School (highschool) he was choosen to be part of the Forthi Re-Education Program, a program set up after the lose of the many Forthi worlds. This program hoped to bring back newer technologies to the Forthi people by sending out large groups students to learn in foriegn lands. Tipp was chosen to join up with an exploration team on the edge of the galactic system.

Strength: 12
Dexterity: 20
Constitution: 8
Intelligence: 22
Wisdom: 12
Charisma: 6

Specialist Field: Engineer

Inventory:
-Datapad (with several engneering upgrades)
-Standard (and simple) pocket knife
-Communicator
-All purpose towel manufactured by HGG Inc.

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Re: The Race to Ethos [Looking for People]
« Reply #6 on: August 20, 2007, 03:49:17 pm »
-Cloak

((If you feel there's anything I should remove or change, just let me know))

Actually, yes. Does this cloak refer to a piece of fabric, or invisibility? Because if so, that's gonna have to take a serious flaw (Not being able to work for a very long time, blurry outline, both good medium flaws)

Simply a piece of water resistant fabric to keep him warm and to act as moderate camoflague in the dark.  Oh, and I just remebered something else that he should in theory have so I'll just add it.
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Re: The Race to Ethos [Looking for People]
« Reply #7 on: August 21, 2007, 06:17:16 pm »
Name: Valen
Species: Quasit
Gender: Male
Age: 20
Height: 2'7''
Brief Biography: N/A.

Strength: 20
Dexterity: 18
Constitution: 14
Intelligence: 22
Wisdom: 15
Charisma: 4

Specialist Field: Maxibiology (The Study Of Making New Creatures

Inventory:
-Gorrillan DNA
-Quasit DNA
-Willosaur DNA
-Screeble DNA
-Class A Quasit Communicator
-Synthetic Collagen (SP?)
-Ice Box With Above DNA
-Tweesers
-Peetree (SP?) Dish
-All Purpose Tool
-Cloak (Fire Proof Piece Of Fabric (Fire Proof Material Is Water Proof))

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Re: The Race to Ethos [Looking for People]
« Reply #8 on: August 21, 2007, 07:36:25 pm »
Ok, that's four. Watch this space for the first post. No-one post further until I edit this one to become the first post.
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Re: The Race to Ethos [Looking for People]
« Reply #9 on: August 21, 2007, 10:07:20 pm »
Wait...

martyk
Me
Mr. Consideration
Joassa
Badger Man


That's five

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Re: The Race to Ethos [Looking for People]
« Reply #10 on: August 22, 2007, 02:00:38 am »
Wait, i want to join!!!
Name: Jack Saints
Species: Human
Gender: Male
Age: 29
Height: 180cm
Brief Biography: As a test subject of the US Hyperroom Experiment, he was thrown into this galaxy with nothing but his clothes, his knowledge, and a Pocketlaser (Multitasking Tool). In his homecountry he was an aknowledged Scientist in the Field of Hyperroom Physics... He tested his own "invention" on himself and was thrown here...

Strength: 8
Dexterity: 16
Constitution: 10
Intelligence: 24 (IQ of 240)
Wisdom: 16
Charisma: 10

Specialist: Hyperroom Physics

Inventory:
- Clothes
- Pocketlaser
- Plasmadestabilizator (weapon he aquired in a close encounter shortly after his hyperroom jump)
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Re: The Race to Ethos [Looking for People]
« Reply #11 on: August 22, 2007, 07:59:21 am »
Sorry if this is too late.

Name: Baoine Bardsong
Species: Bard
Gender: Male
Age: 52
Height: 110 cm (crouch stanced), 200 cm (full upright)
Brief Biography: One of the leading blades of Bardic Exploration, he has found a name for himself in various Xeno Universities with his findings.

Strength: 12
Dexterity: 14
Constitution: 13
Intelligence: 14 (IQ 140)
Wisdom: 12
Charisma: 15

Specialist: Fieldcraft (Ranged Combat secondary)

Inventory:
- Unisurvive (TM) gasmask (with Communicator inside) (Specialist Item)
- Bardic Singer Rifle
- Variety of knives (Specialist Item)
- Bottle of Water
- Ammo Pouch (4 clips)
- Vibro-pistol
- Hooded Cloak (clothes, not cloaking device)

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Re: The Race to Ethos [Looking for People]
« Reply #12 on: August 22, 2007, 09:06:56 am »
I didn't think we were allowed to play as humans...

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Re: The Race to Ethos [Looking for People]
« Reply #13 on: August 22, 2007, 09:14:38 am »
Well, if you think I'm a human, I'm the race called Bards. Detox has a good excuse for being here (teleporter thing), and as he may be screwed, he deserves a chance.

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Re: The Race to Ethos [Looking for People]
« Reply #14 on: August 22, 2007, 10:10:33 am »
I didn't think we were allowed to play as humans...
I didn't see any restrictions against it... So unless you can prove me wrong I will play human ;D
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