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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))

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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)

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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.
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-'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

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

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
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-Ice Box With Above DNA
-Tweesers
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-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


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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
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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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« 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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« Reply #15 on: August 22, 2007, 10:18:08 am »
I can see some problems with that though.  Isn't there like a standard galactic language used in our Spore RP galaxy so that everyone can understand eachother?  And as a human from another galaxy, he would never have learned it.
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« Reply #16 on: August 22, 2007, 10:26:23 am »
And there are no humans in our Galaxy. You'd be a new discovery in yourself.
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« Reply #17 on: August 22, 2007, 01:20:38 pm »
Name: Carl
Species:  K'jalian artifact
Age: Too old for his own good.
Height: 1 m
Brief Biography:  After an excavation of a nearby asteroid, they found this odd artifact that addressed itself as Carl in the center of a crater seemed to be caused by numerous reactory explosions.  It seems to be of K'jalian design and a recon bot.

Specialist: Recon bot

Strength: 16
Dexterity: 14
Constitution: 10
Intelligence: 30
Wisdom: 20
Charisma: 1

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Lifeform Scanner
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Its Carl!  Hes back, smarter, better, and more phsycotic than ever before!
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« Reply #18 on: August 22, 2007, 01:32:53 pm »
Yay!  Something tells me he and Aleger will be best of friends!
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« Reply #19 on: August 23, 2007, 06:17:41 am »
Sure, i guess i cant play:(
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Re: The Race to Ethos [Looking for People]
« Reply #20 on: August 23, 2007, 09:01:10 am »
Sorry, no humans. And don't worry, everyone who posted will get to be in. That includes you, Detox, just edit your post to something better and I will bring you in later, ok?

Now, the game begins!

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Ethos... The latest glittering jewel in the galactic crown, ready to be polished and set into the ever-growing map. Several Loricatii ships drop out of wormholes near a large, spheroid station blinking blue dots in the blackness of the void. They light up the shadows, and then hover momentarily, each readying and discharging their cargo. All the assembled respondents to their call are loaded gruffly into shuttles that slip from the craft and head towards the station. It is not an unhappy goodbye, as the Loricatii are not known for their hospitality. The mercenaries are treated with the bare minimum of respect and nothing more, and their access to the water-logged ships is limited. An uncomfortable trip, to say the least...

Through the gulf of space, the shuttlecraft approach the station slowly, and on arrival, bursts of misted water spray from the docking ports, crystallizing as they do and bouncing off of the crystal panes. The seal then forms, and the inside of the shuttle slides out of the main body, taking the occupants (That'd be each of you) from it and into the main station. Inside, vast amounts of water-logged rooms and airlocks are visible through the transparent walls of the transport tubes. Massive beasts swim along, some curiously examining the inhabitants of said tubes. As the group moves towards a single point, the tubes merge, as do the pods and the group assembles.

Massive beasts, larger than even the Forthii in the group, each gargantuan in proportion, swim past and examining the group with deep, black eyes. Soft, deep, morose songs echo through the water, humming through the tube. Some of these creatures occasionally come together, placing gargantuan hands against each other to stop each others motions in the water. They then sing their deep songs and pass to each other some sort of data module or note, and then swim away once more. These are the Loricatii in their natural environment. On land, they are slow, trudging walls of living armored flesh, but in the water, they are graceful and acrobatic with an almost supernatural elan. Even their clothes, long flowing robes of dark brown and red, seem to eerily flow like the water in which they reside.

Slowly, the area becomes darker as the shuttle nears its destination, disappearing into another compartment where there is no water. Only dim light illuminates it from behind, casting shadows everywhere, as some minor illumination is provided by a light from within a pool of water in the middle of the room. A hiss escapes as the pods open, and the group is allowed to slip these bonds and talk amongst one another in the dark room, humid air rushing forth to replace the cooler, dryer air of the pods. Muggy, almost stale air is all that can be smelled in the empty room, devoid of all features except for the large pool of salty water just ahead.

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Re: The Race to Ethos [Looking for People]
« Reply #21 on: August 23, 2007, 11:06:07 am »
Aleger was not a happy camper.  Stuck now for a number of days, traveling with the vermin that are his hosts and the other mercs.  It was disgusting, as was the accomodations themselves.  He just couldn't wait to get away from them all and get out on the planet's surface.
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« Reply #22 on: August 23, 2007, 11:10:58 am »
Carl woke up for the first time in many years.  He turned his rust-encrusted sensors around, observing his surroundings.
First Priority:  Define main mission.

His wheels squeaking horribly, he drove up to Alegar, and said in a scratchy voice, "Define Primary Command!"
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« Reply #23 on: August 23, 2007, 11:20:58 am »
Aleger turned and looked at the old droid.  Judging by the speech paterns of the robot, it was apparent he was of the kind that required clearly defined commands.  Aleger had heard all sorts of stories of vaguley given orders resulting in the death of the user.  Aleger however, was smarter than that.

"State designation and primary function, then await furthur instructions." he said to the robot.
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« Reply #24 on: August 23, 2007, 11:30:30 am »
"Variable Primary function equals Reconaissance, exploration, and security."

Carl wheeled away and went into temporary hibernation.
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« Reply #25 on: August 23, 2007, 12:00:54 pm »
"Hello Everybody Whatcha Doin' ?" Valen Asked And Then He Turned To The Bard And Asked "What Is The Reason Your In This Race ?"
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« Reply #26 on: August 23, 2007, 12:04:08 pm »
Aleger walked off after the droid, he would not let a potential useful tool get away from him that easily.

Catching up with it, he gave it a new order.  "State serial number designation.  Once complete, follow me unless told to do otherwise.  You will only respond to orders from me."
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« Reply #27 on: August 23, 2007, 12:30:48 pm »
Ide'ge watched as Aleger and the old rust-bucket of an automaton conversed, only mildly concerned about the exchange. Everything had an "off" switch somewhere, it was just a matter of finding it. He appeared to be the only one in the group that was enjoying the dampness, exept maybe the Forthi... Ide'ge was having a hard time reading his expressions.

He was amazed by this place, and could hear for miles through the dense sea water. The echoing calls helped quite a bit too, however he dreaded ever talking to one of the gargantuan noisemakers. Putting it out of his mind, he crawled over to Valen.

Answering the Quasit's second question, he replied, "If there is any life down there, I'd like to be the first to study it. You never know what sort of oddities you could find down there. What about you?"

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Re: The Race to Ethos [Looking for People]
« Reply #28 on: August 23, 2007, 01:30:01 pm »
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Re: The Race to Ethos [Looking for People]
« Reply #29 on: August 23, 2007, 02:14:44 pm »
Tipp was annoyed. His brand new holocomp had been screwed up a bit for some unknown reason. He would really need that for the exploration too.
After fiddling with the holocomp he finally threw it down on the floor in disgust. He looked around the room. Not too much was going on. Nobody was really conversing. They all probably had their own wants with this planet.
Tipp eyed the pool in the center of the room. It looked quite inviting and after thinking about it, he decided to take a quick dip. While it might have seemed strange to other creatures it was perfectly normal for a Forthi to go for a swim if not much else was going on.
He jumped into the pool. Perfect temperature.

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Re: The Race to Ethos [Looking for People]
« Reply #30 on: August 23, 2007, 02:27:43 pm »
Aleger turned from the droid and looked at the others.  By the looks of it, he would have no trouble becomeing the dominant force on the planet, especially with his droid assisting.  Fora moment he contemplated going swimming, but decided against it.  Past experiences have taught him that letting his guard down was generally a bad idea.
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Re: The Race to Ethos [Looking for People]
« Reply #31 on: August 23, 2007, 02:43:48 pm »
"Suggestion:  Release restriction mode to unused memory bank.  Result:  better charisma and understanding."
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Re: The Race to Ethos [Looking for People]
« Reply #32 on: August 23, 2007, 03:15:14 pm »
He turned back to the droid.  This one was a smart cookie.  He wanted him to deactivate his inhibitors.  Of course, that would allow him to do whatever he wanted, puting him out of Aleger's control.  He couldn't allow that.

"Negative.  Restriction mode will remain active until I say otherwise."
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Re: The Race to Ethos [Looking for People]
« Reply #33 on: August 24, 2007, 07:32:05 am »
The pool of water is just as comfortable as it looks, and allows for good buoyancy. It's salt water, ocean water. Inside, bright lights shine up from beneath, the pool being at least twenty or thirty feet deep, a large gate that leads into the rest of the ship clearly visible below. Then, it begins to rumble and open, bubbles rising from it and obscuring whatever is below. With a rush of power, the poor Forthii is suddenly thrown from the water as something emerges from it suddenly, him landing, with a roll, midway between his compatriots and the water pool. Slowly, water slips from the form before them, and two gargantuan hands slam down on each side of the tank, gripping it so firmly the metal creaks, heaving its huge body halfway up out of the water and lowering its head so it can leer at those below it. Its black eyes scan the others, it one of the massive singers from before, but it is decorated quite differently. Around its neck hangs the symbol omnipresent in all Loricatii design, the sign of Anoneemis, their god, and along its body is a long, flowing, red cloak, left open at the front, showing off its armor-plated chest, they grey, almost white bone plate grinding against itself as he looks down. This is a Loricatus, a full grown male, 19 feet in length and weighing more than a ton. His tri-jointed fingers move in an alien fashion as he gets himself in a comfortable position to look at the assembled bunch.

"You... You are the ones who have answered our call. For this I thank you. I am Arggranthan, Prelate of the Loricatii of this facility. I am charged with greeting you and wishing that you had a pleasant trip."

As he speaks, his voice is gruff, grating even. His vocal chords are deep and not made for communicating through air. It is hard to believe something with such an awful voice here could make such beautiful sounds under the waves.

"Have you each a signed copy of your Agreement of Duty? You should have been given one on your journey here. It holds us to our... Agreeable concourse as it presently stands."

On the way there, each of you had been handed a slip of some sort of laminated textile. Few species wrote things down anymore but the Loricatii liked records. Their bureaucracy worked so much better when records were taken. The laminated textile was then to be signed with some sort of laser that melted the textile but not the plastic around it.

"Present them now, if you please. Then I may fully disclose just what you shall be doing here."
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Re: The Race to Ethos [Looking for People]
« Reply #34 on: August 24, 2007, 07:48:09 am »
"Yep, Here Ya Go Sir" Valen Said Handing The Paper Over "Is Everything In Order Sir ???" He Then Asked.
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Re: The Race to Ethos [Started]
« Reply #35 on: August 24, 2007, 10:19:28 am »
((Ha ha!  Aleger's bigger than the puny Loricatii.  23 feet.  Oh snap.))

Aleger moved forward and silently handed the document over to the Loricatii.  He made his way back to the droid.
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Re: The Race to Ethos [Started]
« Reply #36 on: August 24, 2007, 10:34:43 am »
((I apparently mis-red your description then, I thought he was 11 feet tall. At 11 feet high at the shoulder, your creature wouldn't really be able to MOVE in this ship. You'll have to either change the size or change your creation. The Loricatii are plus-sized themselves but even they aren't able to spread themselves out to accommodate a creature that large. He'd get stuck in their hallways.

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Re: The Race to Ethos [Started]
« Reply #37 on: August 24, 2007, 12:14:12 pm »
((No, he is 11 feet tall at the top of his head, it's just he's 23 feet long.  Long tail and whatnot.  Kratair about about twice as long as they are tall, but it doesn't matter too much for this.  We can assume he has room.))
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Re: The Race to Ethos [Started]
« Reply #38 on: August 24, 2007, 01:53:49 pm »
((Quick lesson on dimensions: A human is both six feet high and six feet long dimensionally because laying down he is the same length as he is upright. If a creature has a different height to length, it means that on all fours it is 11 feet high and from tip to tail it's 23 feet long. This, when calculated with similar girth, means your creature is so large he'd take up an entire hallway, pretty much. As such, your creature is freaking huge. I've seen a picture now, though, so I can let it slip as I know it has different dimensions. And, for reference, all, this is my poor attempt at a Loricatus. This lazy one is an adult female, about 16 feet in length. She is not wearing anything special beyond a jacket and shorts as I did not feel like drawing anything special. The jacket is clamped to the sail fin via magnets, the same being said for the shorts. Anyway, back to the game))

Carefully, the Loricatus inspects each of the objects he is handed, looking them over one by one and nodding, then waiting for the others to hand over theirs as well. He does not let his eyes linger long on Aleger, though. Loricatii do not typically like other predators, especially not ones comparable in size to them. The Prelate can clearly be seen to be agitated by anyone who understands xenobiology, as his frill extends and spreads, the skin pulled taught; a clear display of agitation.
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Re: The Race to Ethos [Started]
« Reply #39 on: August 24, 2007, 02:22:21 pm »
Now Tipp was really pissed off. Just as he was beginning to enjoy his little swim he was thrown, rudely, from the pool. Before he was able to say anything the Loricatus began asking for the papers. Tipp pulled his out, signed and ready, and handed it over to the creature.
"Thanks alot, numbskull. If that happens again you'd better watch yourself." Even though the Loricatus was about 15 feet taller than him, Tipp didn't care. It was a common belief among the Forthi people that power came from knowledge, not from size, appearance, or strength. Sure a creature could beat up another creature, but what would that get them besides a hurt fist?

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Re: The Race to Ethos [Started]
« Reply #40 on: August 24, 2007, 04:10:35 pm »
Sighing and preforming the Dei'gen version of rolling his eyes at the Forthi's outburst, Ide'ge handed handed over the paperwork. He still didn't understand why almost every race preffered visual written languages, but that, he knew, was simply an artifact of his unusualy sharp hearing and poor vision.

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Re: The Race to Ethos [Started]
« Reply #41 on: August 24, 2007, 06:30:09 pm »
The Loricatus in turn examines each of the papers, not bothering to even give an ill glance for the insulting remarks. He is used to letting such things roll off his back, as is common in relations to other species. He is clearly used to being a diplomat by his flawless understanding of the trade-tongue. Despite the natural limitations of his voice box, he still speaks without any hint of accent.

"Ahem... Thank you. And what of the automaton? Does it have papers, or is it property?"

He asks with a cautious tone. He has no love for complex AI's... They cause too many uncomfortable questions...
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Re: The Race to Ethos [Started]
« Reply #42 on: August 24, 2007, 06:34:37 pm »
Aleger spoke up.  "Yes, he belongs to me."  It was partially true anyway.  Finders keepers.
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Re: The Race to Ethos [Started]
« Reply #43 on: August 26, 2007, 07:07:12 am »
The Prelate eyes the machine suspiciously for a moment and makes a noise of distrust, but it is easier to just go ahead than to ask the droid itself.

"Very well. And I assume none of you are capable of swimming adroitly underwater, breathing oxygenated water, or at least holding your breath for more than a few minutes at a time?"

As he asks this, he begins to submerge his body slowly, dipping himself back into the water and disappearing more and more as he does.
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Re: The Race to Ethos [Started]
« Reply #44 on: August 26, 2007, 07:49:11 pm »
"I am perfectly capable of that, though I'm not sure if my robotic underling can."
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Re: The Race to Ethos [Started]
« Reply #45 on: August 26, 2007, 07:51:52 pm »
"Skill present:  Water Submersion.  Slight risk of metal oxidization."
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Re: The Race to Ethos [Started]
« Reply #46 on: August 26, 2007, 07:55:29 pm »
"I am fine with a swim. Is our destination far?"

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Re: The Race to Ethos [Started]
« Reply #47 on: August 28, 2007, 07:28:38 am »
The Prelate nods once more.

"It is approximately a few... I believe the term is minutes. Around 10, possibly more or less. There is an oxygen-based passage if you would prefer it, through that door."

He points across the room and a door opens.

"If you can follow me, please do. If not, head through that door."

And with that, he submerges totally, the gate to the rest of the ship opening and he floats through it adroitly, his body sidling side-to-side and his arms pushing off of the doorway, then folding to his side. Other Loricatii fill the water as well, continuing their nimble dance through the liquid. Their forms are distorted through the water, the most distant just eerie blobs of color, hinting at the giants that they were... Except in the eyes of Aleger, to whom they were more or less equals.
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Re: The Race to Ethos [Started]
« Reply #48 on: August 28, 2007, 09:07:28 am »
"Ah, well then." he turned to Carl.  "You take the air route to avoid damage.  Do not respond to any furthur commands apart from those from me until you reach the rendevouz location where we are heading.  Just follow those who seem to know where they're going."

And with that, Aleger turned and jumped into the pool and swam after the Loricatii.
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Re: The Race to Ethos [Started]
« Reply #49 on: August 28, 2007, 12:42:41 pm »
"Repeat:  Singular command mode already activated for different party."

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Re: The Race to Ethos [Started]
« Reply #50 on: August 28, 2007, 04:07:48 pm »
"Whoo I Thought I Had To Swim." Valen Said.
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Re: The Race to Ethos [Started]
« Reply #51 on: August 28, 2007, 10:53:47 pm »
Ide'ge nodded and submerged after Aleger, taking a few deep breaths to fully fill his lungs. The calls of the aquatic race reverberated throughought the fluid filled tunnles, providing him with the Dei'gen equivalent of a bright light shining in his face. Regretting his decision, it took the majority of his strength to concentrate on following the Loricatii.

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Re: The Race to Ethos [Started]
« Reply #52 on: August 29, 2007, 10:03:39 pm »
(Just a note: Singular is Loricatus, plural is Loricatii)

This submerged section appears to be much more a thoroughfare than a part of the actual ship system. The swimming lizards seem much more casually clothed here, dancing around the intruders, inhaling their scent through the liquid and spiraling around them cautiously before continuing on their way. Then, a particularly tiny one, a tiddler by any standards, moves alongside Aleger. Only around three or four feet long, it is probably the smallest of the creatures any of them have seen. Quickly, a full grown female dashes over, picks the smaller one up in her arms, and swims away. The only time she even considers pausing is to look back to make sure he didn't follow her.

However, around Ide'ge, the reactions seem a lot more friendly, or possibly more predatory. They do not seem cautious of him, simply continuing to sing their haunting songs through the water. One actually swims so close that its jet stream pulls him sideways. However, once the spectacle of the new arrivals is done with, they continue swimming.

Valen and Carl are able to pass through a clear tunnel through the water-logged room, easily just stepping on a small platform and being zipped along. When the Prelate finally arrives, he has had to slip back and offered Ide'ge the chance to grab his tail and be dragged along. This makes sure they get there at least somewhat quickly. When they arrive, he opens a gate and allows the swimming party inside a conference room. The walking/wheeling group has already arrived here, the room occupied by a large chair and a circular table with circles surrounding it at certain points. The Prelate drags himself from the water, walks to the large chair, sits down, and presses a button, which causes the circles and the center of the circular table to suddenly illuminate, the room lights changing, and 3D sphere appears in the center of the table. It is soon overlain by several more different colored spheres until it looks like a planet, a smaller, yellow-green orb circling it that is the moon. It is Ethos, the planet below. The large, holy icthyosauroid gestures with an open palmed motion to each side of the table.

"Sit, please. Stand on the circles, the display system will form chairs made for your size. When you are seated, I shall fully explain your mission" He explains, watching the groups as water drips off of him onto the floor.
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Re: The Race to Ethos [Started]
« Reply #53 on: September 07, 2007, 07:14:39 pm »
I know that this is started but this is the best roleplaying game I could find. And I have noticed it has bin a long time since enyone has used this page. So can I join?
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Re: The Race to Ethos [Started]
« Reply #54 on: September 08, 2007, 04:50:05 pm »
Well? Is anyone still using this?
Double posting is considered very bad.  Especially when they both say the same thing.
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Re: The Race to Ethos [Started]
« Reply #55 on: September 08, 2007, 05:02:43 pm »
sorry but I got impationt wating for theis guys to come back, and I don't know hoew to send a mesage.

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Re: The Race to Ethos [Started]
« Reply #56 on: September 08, 2007, 05:04:29 pm »
Well? Is anyone still using this?
Double posting is considered very bad.  Especially when they both say the same thing.
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Re: The Race to Ethos [Started]
« Reply #57 on: September 08, 2007, 05:25:34 pm »
Well? Is anyone still using this?
Double posting is considered very bad.  Especially when they both say the same thing.

Funny you should be the one saying that.