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Blood and Rust

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« on: November 08, 2011, 10:04:54 pm »

This is one I have been working on for a long, long time (Two years, so don't worry if it seems shakey for a bit) It will be the start and, ultimately, the resolution the Iavolg and Agnasi. While this technicaly does make it another war thread, that is not what it will focus on. that's more of a backdrop. While they might be happening in the backround, we will have no fleet controling or battlefields to direct. What this will be is a story. After a brief setup and exposition section, you will enter the beast that is Hnangha.

Iavolg types

standard:
Soldier>>>Savage>>>Beast>>>>Monster>>>>???>>>>???                                                         

specialty:
Shooter>>>>Chaser>>>>Worm>>>>???>>>>Conglomerate(flesh)

Machical
???>>>>Thresher>>>>Knacker>>>>???>>>>Conglomerate (Metal)

The Four
Uneni>>>>???>>>>????>>>>Moataia

Team Members: 12



Name: Niyames
Species: larentili
age: 55-75
apearance: less thin than an iavolg. missing 2 fingers.
equipment: metal claw, several guns of various origin.

Name:  Marangreim
species: Graid
Age: >5 MY
apearance: built like a locomotive, tan hide, wild blond hair
Equipment: ungodly amounts of fire and dakka, reed instrument.


UFO
Name: General Charkan
Species: Perrachi
Age: 67 Perran years
Gender: Male
Appearance: Roundish inner-curving beak typical of Feithants, some visible scars on face, high-efficiency design tailfeathers. Ruffled feathers overall, sharp talons, tall. Doesn't smile much.
Equipment: Whatever's needed to get the job done quickly and efficiently, which usually means cutting-edge tech.


Yuu
Name: Commander Ea
Species: Chivi
Age: 42 Chivi years
Gender: Female
Appearance: Average body coupled with a small, thin and pointy beak.
Equipment: Standard issue armor for Chivi Silent Ops. One sniper rifle, two assault rifles and a single high-explosive grenade launcher.


Grox
Name: Lieutenant Ke'ras
Species: Photos
Age: 37
Gender: Male
Appearance: Tall and Muscular. All that is expected of the Xylanis Opairis.
Equipment: As an Opairis, he has their heavier armor as well as an impulse blade and a Gyro Pistol, as well as as many grenades as he could carry in coordination with his spare munitions. Perfect for boarding actions.

Badger
Name: Ha le Mak
Species: Seeonsurm
Age: 223 years
Appearance: Crimson skin covered in tattoos, each thick, dark line of the abstract design writhing in turn with his heartbeat. Cybernetic implants in his eyes glow a soft green, flicking on and off.
Equipment:
Cybernetic eyes, removing his colour-blindness.
Plasteel collapsible handguns, each firing small fullerene slugs (a clip contains 4 slugs and he has 6 clips).
Pair of gloves, to allow use of his guns without destroying them with his acid grip.


extras

Name: Colonel Tavira Ferawazariya
Species: Orealyianis - Worker Type
Appearance: Slightly shorter than average. Wears a dozen or so fold-bands all across body and one fold-pack in order to store weapons in. Usually uses a two-handed anti-armor plasma cannon and liberal application of anti-personnel explosives.
Role: Heavy Weapons / Demolition

Name: Commander Sawi
Species: Luzonian
Appearance: Right cybernetic eye. Two scars across left cheek. Black bandana and all-body gel-suit (like this). Slightly smaller than average, but more efficient flight packs. One sub-machine gun. Several grenades of varying type. One large superheated monomolecular bolo knife.
Role: CQC

Name: Captain Sinjino
Species: Marakiri
Appearance: Black, full-body armored pressure suit. Two suppressed machine-pistols.
Role: Scout

Name: Captain Tirenze
Species: Choro Deidalus
Appearance: Average height, thinner than usual build. Black helmet and coat-armor. Red helm visor. Anti-armor sniper rifle.
Role: Sniper / Anti-armor

Name: Callsign "Harvester"
Species: Pakuweinian
Appearance: Bulkier than average, several scars throughout body. Three short-barreled semi-automatic shotguns. Several grenades of varying type.
Role: CQC

Name: 'corrector' Uzeta-Oatir
Species: Machy
Appearance: charcoal skin with Burgundy stripe down the back. two headspikes. carries a shard thrower (AOE SMG)
Role: dying first


name: (species has no verbal language)
species: hiraak; therais
apearance: cream colored. has a magma cannon
role: Demolition.


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« Reply #1 on: November 08, 2011, 10:55:30 pm »

So... Hnangha enters graid space, and a few people nearby are drafted by the graidient government to fight it? Can we get some more details on the plot? BTW, good thinking making an RP that doesn't rely on charts or whatever.
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« Reply #2 on: November 09, 2011, 12:02:08 am »

just happened to check the moment you posted. yay


no, I wasn't thinking the graid. if he attacked the graid that would be it for them (also they dont have a government).
I don't want to give too much away. but:

starting from the very begining would be tedious, and I want this to be as user-friendly as possible
the idea is several months ago, Hnangha entered our regions and planets have been engulfed. attack against it are ineffective against it. meanwhile Iavolg have been spread to scores of worlds to prepare them for Hnanghas eventual arrival (kill everything and wrap the planet in flesh). and while they have not overun them, are firmly dug in and unremovable. its a gradual but inevitable loss.

but then someone came, someone much like one of the attackers, but not hostile. nobody knows who he is where he came from. he was found among the refugies escaping one of the lost worlds. he asked to stand before the council of the defending races and present himself. he was eventualy granted his audiance. here, he explained some and gave a proposition.



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I appreciate your hesitation with me.  I know it has become your instinct to kill anything small and creeping, as it should be. Allow me to explain who I am and what I know.  I will try to be very brief.

Those things, well you can probably tell by my appearance, were like me once. Or at least, their predecessors were; they don’t live long. We come from a far land. Beautiful, though they rarely saw it. Most of them lived in monolithic blocks, pipelines, and the manufactories they led to.

 And there was war: Five nations in constantly shifting allegiances. Most ‘soldiers’ never saw battle, only the walls of the assembly where they built the components and munitions for artillery. It was a dreary and vicious existence.

But that changed, when one leader, a king of sorts, had a change of heart, and pursued a resolution. I will leave out unnecessary detail. It should be sufficient to say peace was eventually brought between two, three and then four of the nations. We were in the course of armistice with the fifth when something happened.

Someone had different plans for our kind. Secretly he designed and constructed something, an engine of destruction, built into the foundations of the megalopolis. Just before solidity could be made, it emerged. It did not attack directly. It used the children. A fog took the minds of the children and hatchlings, and they turned animalistic and volatile. The collapse was very fast; they grew faster.
Each nation was devoured, quite literally, and he took something from each. This made the Four, his most potent tools. When he reached the fifth, the one bold enough to try to bring unity, he took nothing.


The Engine and its offspring grew in size and number while my homeland diminished. Eventually it and its creator (who had now become dependent and part of his creation) abandoned and set upon new worlds to consume. Some of us, myself included, chose to leave with it, stowing away in the remote veins and catacombs. I suspect it knew of our presence, but its directives did not involve us anymore. I watched it destroy many worlds. It grew ever larger and more sophisticated, and it’s progeny more diverse and horrible.
That brings us to now.

I am Niyames, ruler of Ragara, king of kings, last noble of the Larenti, lord of the sky. I have told you these things because I need help.  Because to save your people and free my kin, I must reach the core of the machine, this beast of blood and rust, find its master, and kill him.

so your PC's would be the group of specialists to embark on the mission to get there, with him as your guide. after that it gets interesting. there will be a traintop battle.

just don't be too green. this is for a nigh suicidal journey into the heart of darkness, after all.
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« Reply #3 on: November 09, 2011, 06:05:04 pm »

also, based on the history of things, It is very likely I will be give up and leave very soon. I know everyone is waiting for stuff to just happen for them.
way I see it, if we don't start now we never will.
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« Reply #4 on: November 09, 2011, 08:01:58 pm »




I'm in.


Also, I totally called Niyames the first time you mentioned a non-hostile.   Wink
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« Reply #5 on: November 10, 2011, 01:58:24 am »

Oh man, Yuu, PERFECT music! That got me in the mood! This'll be awesome!

Name: General Charkan
Species: Perrachi
Age: 67 Perran years
Gender: Male
Appearance: Roundish inner-curving beak typical of Fethants, some visible scars on face, high-efficiency design tailfeathers. Ruffled feathers overall, sharp talons, tall. Doesn't smile much.
Equipment: Whatever's needed to get the job done quickly and efficiently, which usually means cutting-edge tech.
Bio: T. S. P. Charkan rose to fame in the pre-contact World War, during which he served as a Captain in the Fethant Space Command. Near the war's end he led a squad of rovers on Setsanari to intercept and destroy a contingent of Karthat vehicles. These turned out to be carrying the genocidal Cyki Kadaif himself: Nakht Kruvu. When he got back planetside after the war ended, the world hailed him as a hero for executing arguably the most evil perrachi in history and he was immediately promoted. The desk job he didn't find all that exciting, but the craving for the excitement of the good old days so seemingly typical in figures like him wasn't terribly strong for him either, having seen countless friends die by Cyki laser fire. After first contact with the goonals, he was ordered to supervise colonization efforts but retired after a few years with the rank of General. Eventually Charkan sought life as an independent figure, and moved further away from Nupis until he found himself in alien territory. His reputation runs strong on the interspecies colony of Comeonover, moon of the rogue gas giant Dontgohere. As it just so happens, a notable powerful sombreron senator is a frequent visitor to Comeonover, and has been hearing about this Charkan figure for quite some time now...
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« Reply #6 on: November 10, 2011, 11:18:00 am »

Thanks.



Name: Commander Ea
Species: Chivi
Age: 42 Chivi years
Gender: Female
Appearance: Average body coupled with a small, thin and pointy beak.
Equipment: Standard issue armor for Chivi Silent Ops. One sniper rifle, two assault rifles and a single high-explosive grenade launcher.
Bio: Commander Ea's past, like that of all current Silent Operatives, is a complete mystery. One thing is for certain, however: She shares the same burning hatred for biological weapons as most other members of her kind. After witnessing the despicable acts performed by the womb-ship and its horde of twisted abominations, the Empire wasted no time in sending their own elite operative to the extremely perilous, and potentially suicidal mission.



just don't be too green. this is for a nigh suicidal journey into the heart of darkness, after all.

On the topic of suicidal...

What's your opinion on having several redshirts accompany us?

Realistically, stuff like this would get a near unilateral response from the prominent civilizations of the Local Sector. Unfortunately, I really don't want to roleplay like, half a dozen people, especially in a squad-based RP.
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« Reply #7 on: November 10, 2011, 12:47:55 pm »

yea, I thought of that. we deffinatly want some sacrefical lambs. The Four would seem rather impotent if they never manage to kill anyone, and I can't kill pc's very often if I wan't to finish the story. i'll fill some in, but you can provide some if you like. some generic name and species will suffice

11 total people would be the max though. any more and Hnangha's programing instructs him to take an active role in your air supply, one way or another.
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« Reply #8 on: November 10, 2011, 06:00:51 pm »

Well, here they are...


Name: Colonel Tavira Ferawazariya
Species: Orealyianis - Worker Type
Appearance: Slightly shorter than average. Wears a dozen or so fold-bands all across body and one fold-pack in order to store weapons in. Usually uses a two-handed anti-armor plasma cannon and liberal application of anti-personnel explosives.
Role: Heavy Weapons / Demolition

Name: Commander Sawi
Species: Luzonian
Appearance: Right cybernetic eye. Two scars across left cheek. Black bandana and all-body gel-suit (like this). Slightly smaller than average, but more efficient flight packs. One sub-machine gun. Several grenades of varying type. One large superheated monomolecular bolo knife.
Role: CQC

Name: Captain Sinjino
Species: Marakiri
Appearance: Black, full-body armored pressure suit. Two suppressed machine-pistols.
Role: Scout

Name: Captain Tirenze
Species: Choro Deidalus
Appearance: Average height, thinner than usual build. Black helmet and coat-armor. Red helm visor. Anti-armor sniper rifle.
Role: Sniper / Anti-armor

Name: Callsign "Harvester"
Species: Pakuweinian
Appearance: Bulkier than average, several scars throughout body. Three short-barreled semi-automatic shotguns. Several grenades of varying type.
Role: CQC
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« Reply #9 on: November 10, 2011, 07:09:25 pm »

All the "Commanders" and "Generals" and "Captains" seem unnecessary.
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« Reply #10 on: November 10, 2011, 07:13:04 pm »

Raz is right. At least I have a justification for it: Charkan kept his title after retiring and it's used in official correspondence as a sign of respect. Also, bags of holding? Really? Not only is that impossible, it's also begging for use as a deus ex machina.
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« Reply #11 on: November 10, 2011, 09:19:14 pm »

yea, your not supposed to send captains on special ops missions. you should send...special ops.



Name: Marangreim
species: Graid
Age: >2 MY
Equipment: ungodly amounts of dakka
Bio: born and raised of Grealtr and granted the title of Magistrate under Salom
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« Reply #12 on: November 11, 2011, 10:53:19 am »

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yea, your not supposed to send captains on special ops missions. you should send...special ops.





wat





Just because a Spec Ops has been promoted to the rank of captain, commander or whathaveyou doesn't mean they magically stop being Spec Ops.

Also, did it ever occur that it's possible that being a "commander" in the Spec Ops department isn't the exact equivalent of "commander" in the Space Force, or Police Force for that matter?

Additionally, if I'm not mistaken, you were actually the one that said name and species would suffice for the redshirts. So I did just that. I was even considerate enough to tell you what they looked like and what role they'd play so that you'd have an easier time describing their appearance or otherwise planning on how to off each of them.



All the "Commanders" ... and "Captains" seem unnecessary.
Raz is right. At least I have a justification for it: Charkan kept his title after retiring and it's used in official correspondence as a sign of respect.


Two words: Captain Price.

It's a rank, and furthermore a career title. Not showing the armed officers' names would kinda feel lacking or be otherwise inappropriate for such an armed forces-centric RP such as this. It would be like if we had a disaster rescue RP and I just said "Gregory" when the person I'm pointing out is actually "Doctor Gregory House."

And this is disregarding the fact that ranks aren't even identical between departments, so even if my instincts are correct in telling me the nitpick is because those ranks are "too high", my argument still stands.



and "Generals"

Generals? Seriously?

Please kindly point out where I mentioned the rank of General, otherwise stop making stuff up.

If one was paying attention, they'd notice that I specifically avoided Admiral- and General- tier ranks because those guys are the ranks where you can have great confidence in saying they will not personally participate in the fighting, ever. But even then, it's still dependent on the guy's culture.



Raz is right. At least I have a justification for it: Charkan kept his title after retiring and it's used in official correspondence as a sign of respect. Also, bags of holding? Really? Not only is that impossible, it's also begging for use as a deus ex machina.

See above.

You're not the only one with a valid justification.



Also, bags of holding? Really?

What about it?

If you're thinking that all BoH are of the infinite variety, they're not.



Not only is that impossible,

It was 8:00, I was about to leave for class, I was trying to find a quick way of saying "A series of all-purpose lightweight individual equipment carrying compartment systems employed by all branches of the Orealyianis Armed Forces. The main goal of the series was to reduce the relative volume of equipment carried by field personnel through the use of spacial compressors, increasing overall carrying capacity of each compartment by up to three-fold."

English is not my first language, nor am I a very fast typer, writer, documenter or playwright. The posting time and reply speed of my posts in RPs and other threads attests to this. I only get around this by the sheer length of time I spend on a post.



Also, for starters, we all have technology that lets us compress vast distances of space or otherwise create building-sized tunnels through space.

More importantly, the guy is from a military that commonly employs space-distorting main cannons, space-bent military LASERs, Alcubierre submarines, and space-bending STL fighter engines.

I find it rather insulting that the act of compressing a 4x4 volume of space into a 1x1 cube is deemed so fundamentally out of reach for these people as to liken it to a perpetual motion device.



it's also begging for use as a deus ex machina.

The only functional difference between fold-gear and normal bags is their carrying capacity, and in the very long term, the former's dependence on batteries.

By your logic, having any bag that is not completely transparent is begging for a Deus Ex Machina.

Unless you want the person to hold all that C4 in his bare nippers, I don't see anything unreasonable about having a bag that also helps reduce your overall profile.
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« Reply #13 on: November 11, 2011, 11:21:39 am »

good points. i'm sure everything will work out. lets move on now. I still would like a few more people before I start.
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« Reply #14 on: November 11, 2011, 11:38:22 am »

I'll ask Grox.
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