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Re: The Epoc
« Reply #15 on: October 30, 2007, 05:02:07 am »
yes, very anti slavery.  When we get to government, youll realize they have very diverse views, but generally, they are highyl conservative race
Looks like our races are gonna get along well. For the most part I guess :).

Can't wait for the next update! ;)

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Re: The Epoc
« Reply #16 on: October 30, 2007, 05:27:46 am »
Oh noes!

Your race is right next to mine. And that wouldn't be the problem if it weren't for the:
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Epocs are extremely fierce, and even violent at points.  While they are generally peaceful with other Epocs, they hold nothing back against other races.  They will betray trust, mindlessly slaughter, and use their brute force to annihilate anyone who opposes them.

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Re: The Epoc
« Reply #17 on: October 30, 2007, 06:37:45 am »
You could get some help from the Freds :). After all, they are your second closest neighbors.

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Re: The Epoc
« Reply #18 on: October 30, 2007, 06:39:42 am »
That or I could just put a small little black hole on their home planet. IF they attack that is.

Of course it wouldn't actually destroy their home planet, but it will turn it in a singularity the size of a period.

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Re: The Epoc
« Reply #19 on: October 30, 2007, 07:22:06 am »
That or I could just put a small little black hole on their home planet. IF they attack that is.

Of course it wouldn't actually destroy their home planet, but it will turn it in a singularity the size of a period.
That should do the trick if someone tries to harass the Eyecons, which are very cool due to their multiple brains by the way. ;) For now at least.

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Re: The Epoc
« Reply #20 on: October 30, 2007, 01:23:03 pm »
youll come to learn they are a highly respectable race.  Just a glimpse, they function very similar on a code of honor much like that of Japanese Samurai.  They will not attack unless provoked, or if they are expaning their territory.  However, if they dont agree with your politics, they will take you down.  However, if they see things in your systems of government, such as anti slavery, that they respect, then you are almost automatically on their good side.

When we get there, hopefully by this weekend, Id love to start RPing.  Might I suggest the Terra Ixians visiting Capital?  Or the eyecons or freds making contact? =P

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Re: The Epoc
« Reply #21 on: October 30, 2007, 01:25:59 pm »
Sure, I'll make contact with your species. We'll discuss this further over PM or Gabbly.


P.S.: The eyecon had slavery, but that was 2 ages ago (Age of Urban Contact). Now they're anti-slavery.

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Re: The Epoc
« Reply #22 on: October 30, 2007, 01:28:07 pm »
im on gabbly now, if you wanna hop on

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Re: The Epoc
« Reply #23 on: October 30, 2007, 02:16:17 pm »
Technology Overview

The Epoc, a race very industrialized, respects science and technology with high honor.  Throughout their history, it has never encountered opposition, and has gained support from all of the religious groups.  Scientists have advanced, going leaps and bounds, to a point of extremely technological society.  However, they have not attempted much in the way of a space program, other than a few probes to Hierarchal.  More concerned about internal affairs, the Epoc aren’t yet convinced of extraterrestrial life.  However, because of the devotion to internal technology, the life expectancy, and the overall ease of life has been increased exponentially.


Military

The Epoc, being an honor based society, has put a lot of effort into their military.  They have armed their extremely large military, consisting over 1/5th of the population (Or around 1/2 billion), with state of the art weaponry.  They have formulated a specialized plasma that causes direct radiation and super heat to wherever it may hit.  However, this technology has yet to be used in combat, due to the relative peaceful planet.  They’ve converted this plasma into all sorts of weapons, including turrets, hand guns, and melee combat.  Due to their abundance, and their overall concern for crime, each family has at least two plasma based weapons.  The plasma has also, more recently, been converted into a super bomb of sorts, able to deliver a vast explosion in a contained area.

Energy

Believe it or not, the Epoc do not use the vast abundance of fossil fuels found across their planet in their main energy.  Rather, they have perfected the use of a methane compound that runs their vehicles efficiently and cleanly (because methane is already an abundant gas anyways).  For mainland power, they use nuclear water plants, which line the many channels and coastlines.  However, all the fossil fuels that are collected by mining (oil, coal, etc), are used together to, alongside other materials, to form highly valuable stones and even some medicines, which help keep the blood of the economy flowing.

Industry/Vehicles

Like mentioned before, Industry is very clean compared to many races.   For the most part, the Epoc do not allow androids to perform their mainstream work, keeping the majority of the population hired and well supplied.  Industry is the thriving and driving force of all Epoc economics.

Vehicles are held by over 90% of the entire population.  They all run cleanly, economically, and able to transport goods, people, and services at extremely high speed.  There are also an abundance of work vehicles, as well as automatic trading ships.  These allow safe transport of natural resources.  Above all however, the Epoc have designed high tech military vehicles, able to safeguard their planet, should a rebellion arise.  Many times, the Epoc has dwelled on the idea of “Mechs” and other walking vehicles, but the idea was quickly abandoned due to militaristic worries.

Medicine

Medicine is held very dear in Epoc Society.  Above all researches, this receives the most attention.  Such, the Epoc society has virtually eliminated every known disease, virus, and harmful bacteria ever to harm a plant or animal on Capital.  They founded a Eugenics program, which also destroyed most problematic birth defects and hereditary illnesses.  However, breeding is closely monitored by Epoc society.  Every egg is analyzed, and if any discrepancies or errors are found in the genetic code, the egg is destroyed. 

Computers/Robotics

Alongside medicine and the military, Computer technologies receive a great deal of attention.  The Epoc have successfully created perfect artificial life, with real emotions, and real thought processes.  They have, however, maintained absolute dominance over these programs, restricting them to a safe, virtual world in which they are allowed to thrive, so long as they continue to do computations.  Every family has access to this world, with an AI ready to aid them at any point.  The AI have been kept under control, resistant to hackers, and non lethal to anyone who uses them.

Finally, Androids were once a secret project developed by the government.  However, they are now mainstream, living amongst the Epoc in their everyday lives.  Each holds on AI program as mentioned above, except now in a physical embodiment.  They are generally friendly, and are used as tutors and guides to children and visitors.  However, some have been specifically trained in military art, embodied in a four armed, four legged walker that is set to eliminate any threat.  These robots guard the few prisons across the planet.

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Re: The Epoc
« Reply #24 on: October 30, 2007, 11:43:59 pm »
Believe it or not, the Epoc do not use the vast abundance of fossil fuels found across their planet in their main energy.
I wish we could do the same on earth. :)

For the most part, the Epoc do not allow androids to perform their mainstream work, keeping the majority of the population hired and well supplied.
These guys really know how to run a society.

Vehicles are held by over 90% of the entire population.  They all run cleanly, economically, and able to transport goods, people, and services at extremely high speed.  There are also an abundance of work vehicles, as well as automatic trading ships.  These allow safe transport of natural resources.  Above all however, the Epoc have designed high tech military vehicles, able to safeguard their planet, should a rebellion arise.  Many times, the Epoc has dwelled on the idea of “Mechs” and other walking vehicles, but the idea was quickly abandoned due to militaristic worries.
Gotta respect these guys for not being tempted by the lure of technology.

Medicine is held very dear in Epoc Society.  Above all researches, this receives the most attention.  Such, the Epoc society has virtually eliminated every known disease, virus, and harmful bacteria ever to harm a plant or animal on Capital.  They founded a Eugenics program, which also destroyed most problematic birth defects and hereditary illnesses.  However, breeding is closely monitored by Epoc society.  Every egg is analyzed, and if any discrepancies or errors are found in the genetic code, the egg is destroyed.
Their medical system is perfect. Though I feel sorry for the eggs. :'(

The Epoc have successfully created perfect artificial life, with real emotions, and real thought processes.  They have, however, maintained absolute dominance over these programs, restricting them to a safe, virtual world in which they are allowed to thrive, so long as they continue to do computations.  Every family has access to this world, with an AI ready to aid them at any point.  The AI have been kept under control, resistant to hackers, and non lethal to anyone who uses them.
Wow. I guess there won't be any Rise of the Machines on Capital. ;)

These robots guard the few prisons across the planet.
It's almost like a Utopia. A little more tweaking, and their society is a paradise. ;)

Nice work on their society, Infernal. :) Well done. ;)

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Re: The Epoc
« Reply #25 on: October 31, 2007, 04:02:02 am »
Well, its their culture that lets them live that way. They are greedy and corrupt creatures, but their code of honor and respect is imbedded into them.  It looks like a utopia, but you gotta remember all the politicians with their own agenda ;)

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Re: The Epoc
« Reply #26 on: October 31, 2007, 06:20:18 pm »
I guess it's an ugly yet beautiful world out there on Capital. ;)

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Re: The Epoc
« Reply #27 on: October 31, 2007, 06:32:31 pm »
Social Dynamics

Birth/Death

The code of Epoc honor is very respectful to the birth and death of one of their race.  Each egg is treated as a holy embodiment, something free from evil and corruption.  Epoc mothers go out of their way, to nurture their egg, until it fully hatches.  After hatching, the baby Epoc are sheltered, and educated until they are old enough to leave home and start a family of their own.

Death is also something highly respected in Epoc society.  Those who die of old age, who held jobs, and who lived a decent life are honored in large, elaborate celebrations in honor of their life.  However, those who are executed, murdered for good reason, or are “eradicated” aren’t so lucky.  Normally, it will be only the family who honors them.

Education/Career

The public education system has strict standards, and if any child expresses an unwillingness to learn, or are unintelligent to certain standards, then they are often “eradicated”.  However, most Epoc young have been eugenically designed to exhibit great intelligence, and normally complete their full education and career training in 15 years.  Afterwards, they are thrown right into the job market.

While it is not law, Epocs usually remain in the same line of work as their family, honoring the parents who have retired from the workforce.  Each city or town offers a wide variety of mandated education for each workforce, and a multitude of opportunities.  Due to government standards, Epoc are required to find a job within months of completing school, and with the wide job market, many industries, and plethora of opportunities, this is easily achieved with a simple move.  Once the Epoc have contributed at least 55 Years of work or have achieved a certain percentage of wealth, they are mandated  to retire.

Crime/Punishment

While you may believe that the Epoc live in a utopian society, this is a sad lie.  For the most part, the harsh, cruel nature of Epoc aren’t widely presented to the public, almost always covered up by the local governments.  It is predicted the crime rate is roughly 5% a year and rising, but this cannot be proven.

In order of severity of punishment of the most common crimes: 
  • Theft/Rape/Abuse
  • Conning/Embezzlement/Cheating/Hacking
  • Public Disorder/Defacement/Slander/Harming of Character
  • Drugs/Petty Crime/Indecency
  • Murder

It is already apparently confusing while murder would be on the bottom of the list.  However, Epocs’ system of respect puts things disrespectful, dishonorable, and harmful to peace at the top.  Because of so, and as mentioned before, Murder is acceptable in conditions granted when someone dishonors or disrespects you to a large degree (One in Five Epocs will commit murder once in their life.  Only 1 out of 100 will be punished for it, and only because it would be unnecessary).  For the most part, imprisonment is the preferred choice of punishment, alongside heavy fining.  However, the higher the severity, the more likely your chance for extreme torture (which is condoned) and execution.  Thieves are generally executed, Rapists have their genitals eradicated, and Abusers are often tortured harshly throughout their sentence.

Lifestyle

Epocs, while being able to maintain their composure, still have that natural tendency to greed and manipulation.  Such, they have found a solution to their problems; gambling.  Every single Epoc, be it young or old, loves to gamble.  They have casinos, races, and even the monthly gladiator games, which is where criminals destined for execution are sent (the winner still is killed).  This satisfies their primal addiction to rage, and an overall entertaining experience for them.

On a personal level, Epocs are reserved.  Most lifestyle choices deemed “wrong” (including Atheism and Homosexuality) are rarely ever brought to light within the public.  Religious, political, and other viewpoints are kept within families and rarely shared with the rest of the society.  Epocs are conformists, and they like it that way.

Culture/Architecture

Other than violence and gambling, they are big fans of music, art, literature, sports, and the performing arts.  Most Epoc, if not all, will take up three or four extracurricular activities, and refine themselves on a skill they will carry throughout life.  A lot of times, families will spend their equivalent of a “Friday Night” at a theatre, live or recorded.  Operas and symphonies are also popular, as well as public readings and poetry cafes.  On their “Mondays” (Epocs have three day weekends), they watch a variety of Olympic like sports, as well as more traditional ball games and sport fights before resting for the workweek ahead.

Architecture is very diverse all throughout Capital.  Some cities retain almost a tribal feel, with huts and adobe like structures.  Others have elaborate stone buildings with beautiful outdoor decoration.  Some of the major cities have extremely modern buildings, with glass walls and steel skyscrapers, while others have wacky architecture that looks straight out of a Dr. Seuss book.  Overall, however, Epocs love to spend their money; making a building look good makes them look good.

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Re: The Epoc
« Reply #28 on: October 31, 2007, 08:00:32 pm »
yes, very anti slavery. 

Crud, we won't be on very good terms, then.

Unless, of course, your guys don't mind if a race's very LIFE revolves around a certain point? If so, then we'll be okay with each other. Slavery only happens when you stop being Awesome (quite a few are not nearly as Awesome as they "should" be), and Awesome is ALMOST like an honor system, and since your guys are very honorable, we MIGHT be okay.


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Re: The Epoc
« Reply #29 on: October 31, 2007, 08:59:00 pm »
yes, very anti slavery.

Crud, we won't be on very good terms, then.

Unless, of course, your guys don't mind if a race's very LIFE revolves around a certain point? If so, then we'll be okay with each other. Slavery only happens when you stop being Awesome (quite a few are not nearly as Awesome as they "should" be), and Awesome is ALMOST like an honor system, and since your guys are very honorable, we MIGHT be okay.
Don't worry about my guys, Blarg. They understand. They judge people according to what they know. Though they will teach you the Universal Law. Though they won't force a person to follow it if they don't want to follow it. The Universal Law has a very mysterious origin(I'll update on that after I show the TI's reasonably sized ships.). :)

 As for Infernal's guys, I'm not sure.

Infernal, how do you think would the Epoc react when they see the Blargbells? They are a very lively race after all. ;)