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Voyage of the Sidereal Hour OOC
« on: June 02, 2010, 04:47:13 pm »
Voyage of the Sidereal Hour
-An Experiment in Galactic Travel-

Voyage of the Sidereal Hour - Information Station


Here we are, the first test of the unified RP community. Let's start off with some general info! First and foremost, you can read our guidelines here. For the time being things are going to be in a bit of disarray but it'll be fine during this testing period. Should this RP prove successful, we'll continue it! Right now though, all we have to worry about is getting some character bios up! Just fill out the following form and you'll be ready to play once things start! We will need a...

Name:
Age:
Species: (Also include a short description of your character's appearance - pictures welcome!)
Bio:

As far as your species is concerned, feel free to bring over one of your old creatures or start a whole new one if that's your idea. The thing with preexisting creatures is that they're starting off with a blank slate. As well, it isn't required that you write up an entire history of the species up front. In fact, it might be better if you didn't. Play the character first and develop some insights... keep the rest of us in suspense as to why your creature is the way it is. Finally, on the topic of humans... there are humans! They're just another species out there to play as, if you feel inclined to do so. The one thing I was advised to make clear though was that we don't mention Earth. It's been lost for years or something, I dunno. Just avoid it.

We'll do character bios for the next couple days and I'll throw a basic outline of the story up for everyone to familiarize themselves with. A person to play the antagonist's role will be selected in the coming days. If there are any questions feel free to ask them in this topic. Otherwise, remember that we're all working together on this so keep it respectful and keep it clean! Move out!
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Re: Voyage of the Sidereal Hour OOC
« Reply #1 on: June 02, 2010, 04:52:13 pm »
Voyage of the Sidereal Hour - Information Station


The Story
Prologue
Arc I - Of Orbs and Octane - Summary
Arc II - Resurgence - Summary

Sidereal Hour Lore

Voyage of the Perihelion - Information Station
Voyage of the Sidereal Hour - Information Station


The Primary Characters
art_is_a_mathform: Obfuscated Beneficence
Darth Grievi: Inya Olus*
Dr.Octagonapus: Irkkuf*
Flisch: Kean Fost*
Gec: Keel
Inkling: Yas Colvero*
Kitkat: Khalendin Veriames Laokkhal*
Krakow Sam: ADVISOR*, Dapplings of Heliotrope
Lush City: Dubhglas Hay*
Martyk: Terik Dern*
MetallicDragon: Isaak Turend
PatMan33: Zori*, Asglot
SimplyNecro: R5*

The Secondary Characters
-None-

Inactive Characters
-None-

Key
* Asterisks denote characters that were created when the RP started, be warned, they may have a lot of back story.
Crosses denote a character that is currently not playing a major role in the story; this can include, but is not limited to: user inactivity, that character's death, or the character's creator turning that character into an NPC.
x The 'x' denotes a character that has not had an impact on the story due to a player dropping out or being inactive.
M An 'M' denotes a character that has minions, and if you click on the 'M' you will be taken to a description of those minions.



Other Things...
Villain Slots
Arc I - PatMan33
Arc II - Darth Grievi
Arc III - OPEN

Vote Results


News and Updates
6/2/10
Got the RP topic up and running. The game will start in a few days!


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Re: Voyage of the Sidereal Hour OOC
« Reply #2 on: June 02, 2010, 04:55:57 pm »
Vote Results
Return to Information Station

Vote I - 6/2/10 - Who do you want for a villain?
Darth Grievi - 5 (31.3%)
PatMan33 - 11 (68.8%)

Total Voters: 16

Vote II - 6/25/10 -  YES or NO - Should Lush City be removed from the Voyage of the Sidereal Hour RP?
      YES or NO - Should Lush City be removed from the Voyage of the Sidereal Hour RP?
YES    - 6 (75%)
NO    - 2 (25%)

Total Voters: 8

VOTE PUT ON HOLD - Offender given a second chance to show improvement.
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Re: Voyage of the Sidereal Hour OOC
« Reply #3 on: June 02, 2010, 04:58:05 pm »
Well this one starts with three people anyway, so it needs four or five more people.

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Re: Voyage of the Sidereal Hour OOC
« Reply #4 on: June 02, 2010, 05:00:14 pm »
Name: Inya Olus
Role: Token shapeshifter / diplomat
Age: 219 (approximately 30 in "human years")
Species: Angalesh

Angalesh are a near-extinct race of shapeshifters, capable of mimicking any organic lifeform, as well as creating new forms for themselves based on efficiency and personal taste. They are able to preform this feat by altering their genetic code and rapidly growing new cells with the modified genes while equally rapidly decomposing the old cells. Due to this, they tend to have very energetic metabolisms, and endurance is always something of an issue for them, though they can at least partially overcome this with age and training. Because they are shapeshifters, they have no set appearance, and even a single individual may not look the same from one day to the next.

They were a fairly large figure in galactic politics until relatively recently. A stray ship on a scouting mission happened to stumble across the Angalesh homeworld. Since the race was not in any database, the Angalesh took it upon themselves to welcome the newcomers to the galactic community. Unfortunately, the moment the scouts learned that the diplomats were shapeshifters, they immediately opened fire and killed the diplomats on board, before promptly calling in the rest of the fleet, waiting just outside the system, to begin orbitally bombarding the planet with anti-matter charges. Evacuations began immediately, but only about 3,000 Angalesh escaped both the planet and the attacks of the alien fleet. Who the species was that committed the genocide remains a mystery, as they have not been heard from since, nor has any existing government stepped up and taken responsibility.


Bio: Inya, even before the genocide that nearly wiped out her people, had been a renowned diplomat, utilizing her skills and abilities to successfully pull off countless first contacts. She was assigned to the Sidereal Hour for the obvious reason that, should any new species be encountered, she would take over negotiations, or at least act as a representative. She tends to be quiet and reserved, but can show almost frightening passion when called upon. If she deems it necessary, she will be as brutal as any warrior-race in order to ensure that whoever she's representing doesn't get blown out of the sky. Unusually for an Angalesh, she will sometimes take this into the realm of "aggressive negotiations," which usually involves the other diplomat getting his ass handed to him.

In what she considers her "default form," Inya is a vaguely mammalian, quadrupedal centauroid. She typically has four arms, though this number may change at any given moment. Her face is framed by three eyestalks and a pair of large, bat-like ears, and her mouth possesses a small, usually useless trunk. In all cases, however, no matter her appearance, she is always wearing a set of ash-grey robes, which seem to be able to adapt to her many changes in form.




((Its not totally accurate, but it was the only thing I had on hand at the moment.))
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Re: Voyage of the Sidereal Hour OOC
« Reply #5 on: June 02, 2010, 05:02:26 pm »
Name: Irkkuf
Age: 20 Galfibri years (5 human years)
Species: Gribarif

The Gribarif are a race of crablike, silicon-based creatures from the planet Galfibri. The planet's rotation being quite fast, the creatures there have had to adapt to a life of high winds and heavy waves. Most mobile life lives underground or in the oceans, whereas the life on the mostly desert land area is immobile. http://i275.photobucket.com/albums/jj310/StickBomber/Gribarif.jpg
(Warning: large image) They feed mainly on the small creatures that swim around them. It is to be noted that they occasionally venture onto land for food. When doing this, their immense weight becomes not a liability, but an advantage. With this adaptation, they can move freely on land without falling prey to the winds. Eventually, they built small cities in the shallows using stones gathered from land. This was the beginning of their civilization. The cities were built because a new predator species had arisen in the oceans, much larger than them. However, it could not enter water shallower than 300 feet deep. The cities were at only about 150 feet, keeping them safe. It was only natural that they would, using materials from the land, learn to tame the great deserts. Inside a ring of mountains, a small group found an oasis. The water was just right for them; not too fresh, not too salty, and far enough from the sea that depth was not an issue. They settled there, and built a great, peaceful civilization. They never grew tired or bored, for their lives were short and filled with purpose. They managed to find, within their wall of mountains, a strange object that had fallen from the sky. Thus began their mission to return this thing, which they thought to be alive, to its home. (It was a scouting drone.) They succeeded, and eventually, they began to expand. It is still unknown which race sent the drone. They have colonized their planet's more stable, but smaller, dual moons and set up a mining station on its closest neighbor, Ckhnilfs. An interesting note: all Gribarif are, by comparison to other species, male. The race that sent the drone to Galfibri is entirely female. This has led to disputes neither would like to talk about these days.

Bio: Irkkuf, being a mostly aquatic being, was not entirely thrilled upon recieving news that he had been selected to go on a mission into space. However, as he got used to his role as a sanitation worker, he became proud of the Sidereal Hour. He also noted that it was a lot easier to clean than the things he had to work with at home. Despite his seemingly innocuous role, he has also been trained extensively, as all Gribarif are, in hand-to-hand combat.
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Re: Voyage of the Sidereal Hour OOC
« Reply #7 on: June 02, 2010, 05:32:40 pm »
For the time being, join the RP that most interests you. In a few hours after everyone that wants to move has moved, we're going to divide the remainder of the groups up.

Hmm maybe i will pic the other then ...

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Re: Voyage of the Sidereal Hour OOC
« Reply #8 on: June 02, 2010, 05:36:02 pm »
It's all up to you, man. But the window to make the decision isn't going to be open forever.

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Re: Voyage of the Sidereal Hour OOC
« Reply #9 on: June 02, 2010, 05:45:40 pm »
Name: ADVISOR (Autonomously Determined Virtual Intelligence for problem-Solving, Organisation and Really difficult arithmetic)

Role: Ship's Artificial Intelligence

Model number:  7b2b34

Manufacturer: DiRossi Experimental Technology Concern

Bio: ADVISOR is a supplementary AI assigned to the ship's archives and tech labs with the plainly stated directive of advising crew at their request. ADVISOR is, however a civilian application and has no authority to give advice on military aspects of the ship such as tactical situations. ADVISOR also devotes any spare cycles to mundane shipboard affairs such as crew assignments, refit schedules, debug sweeps and laundry rotas.
ADVISOR is fitted with an adaptive personality core, the stated purpose of which was meant to allow AIs to gradually alter their behavior to become a cohesive part of the crew. The model in question was actually discontinued several years ago, but political forces acting on behalf of DiRossi mandated ADIVSOR be fitted with one as a means of shifting surplus units gathering dust in warehouses.


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Re: Voyage of the Sidereal Hour OOC
« Reply #10 on: June 02, 2010, 05:53:38 pm »
Looks good! The numbers right now are saying about 8 people per game.

Also, I edited the intro for this RP to make it more... personalized. You may be working for a rival company now! :D

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Re: Voyage of the Sidereal Hour OOC
« Reply #11 on: June 02, 2010, 06:00:11 pm »
We will surely prosper under the sound backing of DiRossi Poly-Concern.
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Re: Voyage of the Sidereal Hour OOC
« Reply #12 on: June 02, 2010, 08:04:37 pm »
Okay, if you haven't seen already I got the player lists done. Both sides are on as even a skill level as I could manage and each has nine players. It's a bit much but we should be able to manage it.

The Perihelion group is as follows: Clarke, Gec, Haseri, Hydro, Neoadept, PatMan33, Razonatair, Tesla, Yossitaru, Yuu
They don't really matter in this topic.

The Sidereal Hour group is as follows: Darth Grievi, Dr.Octagonapus, GroxGlitch, Kitkat, Krakow Sam, Lush City, Martyk, PatMan33, SimplyNecro
If your name is listed and you haven't done so already, copy your bio and paste it here. Then remove the duplicate bio from the Perihelion topic.

I apologize if you didn't end up where you wanted. We had a lot more people jump into this than we expected so we had to do some unorthodox things. Still, I expect both RPs to be fantastic! Two crews working (unknowingly) for two rival companies! FUN! If we keep the story going long enough we may even have to do some crossovers! Anyway, get yourselves situated. We'll do an assessment tomorrow, decide on a person to play the villain in each game, and maybe even open them up! Otherwise, start date is this Friday. :)

Also, if Inkling decides to join us, he'll be the wild card. He's good so try to woo him over to your side. ;)
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Re: Voyage of the Sidereal Hour OOC
« Reply #13 on: June 02, 2010, 08:07:43 pm »
Name: R5-D657394 (Though nicknames include but are not limited to: Rust Bucket, Mr. Handy, Bob, and the ever so popular SHUT UP!)

Role: Obnoxious Protocol Droid/Killing Machine in Disguise

Age: Unknown

Species: Advanced Assassination Droid

Starting from the head, R5 has a very streamlined, insectoid appearance; the most notable feature of his head is his single eye, which alternates from a simple white light, to a deep shade of crimson depending on which protocol he is following. Standing a good six feet, R5 looks like a hunched over humanoid with two long arms with three fingered hands and two legs with three clawed toes. His chassis color is dull gray with yellow markings on it.

http://www.primotechnology.com/wp-content/uploads/2007/08/thdate.jpg (Pretty much something to give a good idea to what he looks like until I finish his DOGA model.)

Bio: R5 was created by Rezoid Industries on one of their many secret robotics design facilities. Rezoid was preparing to unveil a brand new line of "handy droids" highly versatile assistance machines capable of a variety of different tasks from Alien relations to small scale engineering. What the public did not know however was that underneath a rather shady section of Rezoid took the new schematics and the new A.I and modified them into a new assassination model.

It was a complete, utter, failure.

The new droids proved to be too intelligent for their own good, always having some form of "glitch" "malfunction" or sometimes attaining some form of self awareness which always resulted in some "accidents" in the form of psychotic rampages. Needless to say the unscrupulous employees and designers soon decided to cut their losses and scrap the project, along with all of the prototype assassin droids.

R5, long having seen this coming after all of the previous units escape attempts decided it was finally his time to get the heck out of there, learning from the mistakes of the others he managed to escape the facility and get off world.

R5 then travelled from world to world, owner to owner, master to master, ending up in the possession of criminals, crime lords, and corrupt politician, and dutifully following his programming, assassinated many…many fleshy targets for them.

Many assassination, mutilated bodies, and at least one Perrachi with post traumatic stress disorder later, R5 realized that certain elements of Rezoid, as well as several other groups where in hot pursuit of him. Accepting his killing spree had a good run, he decided that it was time to slip into the shadows and as luck would have it a certain ship had presented him with the perfect opportunity.

R5 is a quick replacement for the last protocol droid, who was destroyed enroute to the ship by a well timed, but completely coincidental explosion.

Personality: On the outside R5 is rather cheerful, optimistic, and always ready to serve a crew member on the ship, however most of the crew find that if they talk to him for more than five minutes they feel the need to take the nearest firearm and just end their torment there, mainly because the damn trash compactor never shuts up. R5 will ask countless questions upon meeting someone he has not seen before, even if he knows the answer to half of them, giving some crew members the suspicion that droid actually enjoys annoying them. In fact inside, R5 constantly mocks everyone in the ship, but he rarely goes public with these remarks.

As an assassin however, he is a complete sociopathic killer who has no problem killing Xerga, Moon men, Martians, puppies, kittens, or anything that moves really…

As for skills: R5 has proven to be quite the engineer as well as a very effective Alien relations droid, having a good grasp on most of the alien cultures of the species aboard the Sidereal Hour. R5 is also very skilled with many manners of explosives, computer systems, as well as alien autonomy (it’s good to research whether a headshot on a certain species is really a headshot). R5’s armor plating is also notably stronger than that of the “regular” models and if a very good technician was to open him up and take a look at him they would find a very large amount of upgrades and modifications, these, like his skills are things that his model usually do not possess. (Though he would just state that he is a custom model)



Oh yes… I was playing KOTOR II thanks for asking…

If no one likes this I could go with my Core Combine sleeper agent idea.
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Re: Voyage of the Sidereal Hour OOC
« Reply #14 on: June 02, 2010, 08:15:19 pm »
Name: ALikA[CLASSIFIED] (Alika, or Ali suffices)
Age: [UNKNOWN]
Species: [UNKNOWN]
Bio: Alika is a rather mysterious figure. When most lay eyes on him, he seems to be similar to a huge robotic computing structure [(Similar to HAL-9000 or GLaDOS)If it would be acceptible this would be installed into the mainframe systems of the Perihelion], and that indeed he is. However, inside it is contained a much smaller module, a highly variable mass of components capable of transforming shape. Normally this module takes on a shape similar to a human, and, to make others more comforable around it, he will often assume an almost completely human structure, a liquid-metal-like material covering the outside, acting, essentially, as flesh and skin. (Thimk of him looking a bit like Commander Data, but with a metallic skin tone.)

On to his personality. Generally, he is calculating about many thing, often showing little or no emotion. He doesn't even seem to quite grasp the concept of emotion, as it was worked out of him long ago after[ERROR: INFORMATION CLASSIFIED]. That's another thing, when anyone tries to ask him anything, he will often spit out a sort of error code and move on like it never happened. No one knows exactly why this is, but it may have to do with his heritage. it's impossible to find ANYTHING about any of his activities farther than 100 years into the past, and there is evidence of him being thousands, if not hundreds of thousands, of years old. He doesn't even seem to know, or at least, doesn't want to disgorge any of that information. Anyway, he is often seen as unapproachable by most, but can be quite nice, if a bit lacking in terms of emotion. He serves as Engineering and Helm officer, as he is particularly educated in those categories.

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