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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.

And for future reference, it isn't wise to "Oh Snap" the GM))
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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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