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Post  Dbird2 on Tue Jun 01, 2010 1:40 pm

500 years into the future and Earth is no longer an inhabited planet. Humans expanded and used up all the planet's natural resources. We had to move away, terraform and colonise new worlds. The Alliance rose from all this and began to lead the human race. Planets at the centre of Alliance power ("Core worlds") are places of rich beauty and colour, with the residents being rich and well looked after. However, this all comes at a price. Worlds at the edges of Alliance territories (Known as "Rim worlds") are poor, desolate places, with little technology compared to the rich Core worlds. Unhappy with this treatment, a group of rebels, known as the Independents rose up and challenged the Alliance. They were beaten. Loosing a key battle at Serenity Valley, the Independents surrendered unconditionally. This RP is set several years after the Unification war and the battle at Serenity valley. You are a member of a ragtag crew of misfits trying to remain unnoticed by the Alliance. Your goal is simple, keep on surviving and keep on flying.

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Name:
Age:
Appearance:
Bio:
Position on ship: (This can be either the pilot, doctor, mechanic, first mate or muscle)
Weapons:

Name: Charles Kenworth

Age: 36

Appearance: Charles looks harrowed and tired from years of stress and fighting. His blonde hair is cut short and cropped short, with most of his forehead showing. His brown eyes are sunken, giving him the impression of a constant scowl. Standing at about 6 feet, he is of about average build. Normally wears a black shirt with an old, tattered brown trenchcoat over the top and plain brown trousers.

Bio: Brought up on a backwater planet on the far reaches of the rim, Charles learned the value of manual labour from an early age. However, he was bored of his simple life and enlisted with the Independents when the war broke out. Disheartened with the loss at Serenity valley and the subsequent surrender, Charles has lost a lot of faith in humanity, and his faith in a higher power. When the war ended, he didn't have a home to go back to, so he bought an old transport vessel and gathered together a crew. Charles thinks very highly of his crew and trusts each one of them with his life, he gets fiercely protective over them if any of them are in danger.

Position on ship: Captain

Weapons: An old, well used revolver
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Post  jackarhius on Tue Jun 01, 2010 1:51 pm

Character sheet:
Name: Jack Reid

Age: 28

Appearance: Jack stands at 5"9 with a fairly big amount of muscle. He wears normally some blue worn and ripped jeans, a dirty white vest, a ripped black leather jacket, brown fingerless gloves, and worn out trainers. He has dark brown eyes, short spiky hair, lots of stubble and plenty of scratches on his face.
Bio: Jack was born in a backwater planet like charles, and worked hard on a farm repairin tractors and the like since he was three till he was 15. When he saw what the Alliance really was he signed up for the Independents. He took it heard at the loss of Serenity Valley as both of his brothers were killed there. He eventually stopped talking to people until he signed up with Charles Kenworth.

Position on ship: Engineer (Need a dispenser here!)

Weapons: A dirty but useful revolver, a switchblade


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Post  Dbird2 on Tue Jun 01, 2010 1:59 pm

Ok, Jack, looks good. You're in Smile
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Post  jenn-117 on Tue Jun 01, 2010 6:31 pm

Name: Yanmei Li

Age: 28

Appearance: 5'5" and thin, only slightly curvy. A Chinese looking face, slanted light gray eyes and high cheekbones. Long, straight black hair always pulled into a high ponytail with a lock on the front that always stays in front of her face no matter what she does.


Bio: Yanmei was born on Sihnon, and trained as a companion since she was very young, as companions do. When she was twelve, she began learning about the world around her, particularly what companions actually did. Revolted at the thought of being bought and sold, and sick of a society that would allow that to happen and glorify it.

At thirteen, she moved to Lilac, a backwater moon and worked as a farmhand in a stable. She had an affinity for horses and had learned to ride in her days training as a companion. About ten years later, talk of a war started.

Yanmei didn't particularly want a war, but the thought of the core-worlders coming to the peaceful planet and spreading their "civilization" and enlisted in the army. She served there, watching most of her friends die in the war. Towards the end of the war, having climbed up in the ranks quite a bit for her stealth, she was second in command to Charles Kenworth. When the war was over, what was left of Lilac was little more than ashes. She decided to go with Charles as the first mate of his ship.

Position on ship: First Mate

Weapons: two heavy pistols


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Post  Dbird2 on Tue Jun 01, 2010 6:37 pm

Ok, it looks good, only need a few more people until we can start. If nobody else joins, we're going to need to have split-specialisations xD. I call pilot if one doesn't join soon!
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Post  Null on Wed Jun 02, 2010 1:06 am

Name: Alex Coburn

Age: 29

Appearance: Alex stands at 5'10 with a normal body build. He has medium length brown hair that is falling above his eyes. He has glasses on most of time even though they only increase his vision slightly. He always seems to be either bored or tired looking. He is mostly seen with a doctor's lab coat with a red shirt and a black tie.

Bio: Alex was born in core planets. He received the highest education and the best of everything. When he graduated from medical school he decided to travel to other worlds. He found that no one at all wanted to be at the outer planets, as he looks back he sometimes wonders if he shouldn't have fed his curiosity. The outer planets were hell, during his travels there were more sick people than he could imagine. When he returned to his home planet he told people about this but was disgusted to find them not caring and going on with their rich lives.

When the war started he joined the brown coats because he felt that if they won equality would go for most of the planets. He saw many horrors, so much blood and organs, he was on the brink of madness in the war. For battle he was able to get efficient with the use of blades, however he carried around an SMG when he needed to be on the field. He found people on the alliance were enjoying to kill. Due to the horrors on war he can sometimes revert to a very sadistic person.

After the war he was traumatized and he knew he couldn't return home were everyone would look down on him. He was recruited by Charles after the two met each other by him treating his wounds. Since he had nowhere else to go he joined them. He's enjoying his new life, even though he's not showing it. He thinks of everyone on the crew like family.

Position on ship: Doctor

Weapons: Usually he will use blades hidden all over his body and carry them around always. When he knows he will be in combat he will use an SMG.
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Post  Dbird2 on Wed Jun 02, 2010 6:08 am

Alright, Null, you're in. All we need now is a pilot and a mechanic and we can finally get this show on the road... Or into space, in this case... *Is shot for horrible jokes*
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Post  hromoplast on Wed Jun 02, 2010 6:35 pm

Name: Johan Stuss

Age: 30

Appearance: Bald. Green eyed, with a shy smile on his face at any moment. Broad shouldered, all over muscular. Average height, a bit overweight.

Bio: He lived happily on one of the Rim worlds with his family. They were just simple farmers who terraformed the land in order to survive. Apart from teaching his how to use all kinds of tools his father decided on teaching him how to fly.
He learned to fly spacecraft from an early age with his old man. He had years of flight in the spacecraft they used to transport the goods from the land to the Core World, and sell them.
Everyone who saw him fly called him a "natural".
In the first year after the Serenity valley battle the alliance confiscated their spacecraft.
They said it was to cover their losses, and they used it for medical services. Years have passes since that moment and Johan never saw that ship again.
His family died of age, though starvation was a big factor in their deaths. Johan was the only one left. He decided to leave his home, and search for a better future and on that quest he ran into a group of travelers that needed someone with his capabilities.
He flies with them ever since.

Position on ship: Pilot

Weapons: A light bolt gun


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Post  Dbird2 on Wed Jun 02, 2010 6:47 pm

Ok, Hromoplast, the description looks basic, but it will do. Welcome to the crew Very Happy
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Post  hromoplast on Wed Jun 02, 2010 6:54 pm

had some tough time to balance his history with general history from the opening post
I just can't get used to this forum xD

I finally opened your opening post on another tab, and finished it!
(latest EDIT even has sense!)


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Post  Dbird2 on Thu Jun 03, 2010 10:59 am

Ok, well since Jack has changed to a mechanic, we can start Smile.

Charles staggered to the left from his place on the bridge as the ship rocked violently. "The hell was that?" He shouted, running over to the intercom on the control panel and pressing the button. "Jack, have you been screwing around with the engines again?!" He yelled into the speaker before turning away and heading into the cockpit.

He sighed, the ship, his ship, had been slowly falling to pieces since they had bought it and the rough entry into Persephone's atmosphere wasn't particularly doing it any favours. "Johan, try to keep the ship straight. Unless, you know, you wanna crash and die." He said to the pilot, trying to keep his brave fa├žade intact. The war had hardened him to a point where death didn't bother him as much as it would an ordinary man, but that wasn't to say he wanted to die. Especially not as a fiery explosion in a port on a backwater planet like Persephone. "Dammit, I didn't survive a war just to die like this." He thought to himself, grabbing hold of the cockpit doorway and bracing himself just in case the ship rocked again.
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Post  jackarhius on Thu Jun 03, 2010 11:05 am

"D'ya think i'm that stupid captain! Not after last time!" he shouted back into the intercom, before hitting something with his wrench. "I need to stabilize the production rate of the energy in the engine core! Give me a few minutes." He said into the intercom, opening a hatch at the back of the engineeing deck and fiddling with a few things, desperately trying to get the engines to work properly and stop them from all dying in a big, fiery explosion.
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Post  hromoplast on Thu Jun 03, 2010 1:34 pm

Johan heard the captain call his name out again. What a nagger...
He knew exactly what was going on - not the engine's fault, or his for that matter. High evaporation from the planet's surface in this time of the cycle was to blame.
"I know what I'm doing cap'. Atmosphere is denser than usual in this time of the cycle, and we're going to have quite a lot of turbulence."
He said it in a confident manner, or at least it sounded that way to him.

He pulled the thruster leaver a bit, giving himself some extra power to control the craft on the final approach to the harbour dock.

Johan pulled up the nose, making the craft slow down a bit due to the increase in air resistance. This however made them more venerable to more turbulence.

"Brace for impact"

The craft shook once again, violently.
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Post  Dbird2 on Thu Jun 03, 2010 1:54 pm

((I have to say, I'm extremely impressed with the very high standard of roleplaying here Smile))

Charles listened to Johan's explanation of the situation and just nodded, the man could have been talking in a different language for all he knew. However, the pilot seemed confident in his idea, so Charles chose to believe him; not that he had much choice in the matter, as his idea of the solving the problem would to have whacked the engine a couple of times and hope for the best. That was the reason he wasn't the mechanic, or pilot, for that matter.

He watched as Johan eased the craft's nose upward, levelling them out. "Nice work, Johan." He said, admiring the man's ease of handling a spacecraft. That was, however, before the ship rocked again, almost knocking Charles over with the force of the turbulence. "Come on baby, hold together, hold together." He willed the ship to stay in one piece, Serenity was more than just a spacecraft, it was his home, their home. It was Charles' life. And he wasn't going to let it die, not that there was much he could do about it at the moment. The ship was entrusted in their pilot's, very capable, hands.
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Post  jenn-117 on Thu Jun 03, 2010 4:45 pm

Yanmei caught a lit candle in her hand quickly. Was it too much to ask for ten minutes to relax? It was the only thing that had kept her sane in all the time aboard this ship. She blew out the flame and set it back down, opening the door to her room and stepping out. Moving quickly down the hall on agile legs, she walked into the already opened cockpit door.
"Honestly, Johan, I think even I was a better pilot than you"
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Post  hromoplast on Thu Jun 03, 2010 7:26 pm

People teaching him how to fly was the only thing that irritated Johan to the level of madness.
"You better keep your mouth shut girl."
His head twitched when he said that. The whole sentence sounded bloodthirsty.
He kept the craft steady all the time, with turbulence now and then.

"I'm gonna need some more juice if you want me to land the old girl safe", Johan shouted to the mechanic via the intercom.
"It's gonna be a rough landing" he thought in himself, still making a secure look on the outside.
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Post  Null on Thu Jun 03, 2010 11:49 pm

Alex was reading a book in the medical bay as the ship was shaking. He looked calm and didn't seem to notice the ship shaking, his glasses then fell onto the floor shattering. "Wong Ba Duhn" said Alex as he put his book down. He headed toward the cockpit to see what was going on, as the ship shook more he put his hand on the railing as he moved up the stairs. He saw that the cockpit door was open and saw Yanmei talking to Johan. "So we going to die yet?" said Alex as he walked through the door in a slightly sarcastic tone.
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Post  Dbird2 on Fri Jun 04, 2010 5:40 am

Charles rolled his eyes, both at Yanmei's comment, and Johan's response. "Both of you, this ain't a time to be fighting." He warned, sensing the anger in Johan's tone of voice. His head turned as he heard Alex enter the cockpit too, it was getting crowded in here, and crowded places combined with stressful situations were never a good combination.

"Alex, we ain't gonna die." Charles said, sounding more confident than he actually was. It wasn't that he didn't trust Johan's flying skills, hell, he wouldn't have hired the guy if he didn't think he was great. It was just that when you have a ship that's falling to pieces, you want her to stay somewhat intact; but at the rate this was going the landing would damage the craft more than it already was. "Great; that means Jack's gonna be bugging me for money that we don't have for spare parts and repairs." Charles thought to himself, still bracing himself against the cockpit door and watching their pilot work the controls.
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Post  jackarhius on Fri Jun 04, 2010 9:58 am

"I got you on that one johan, everybody hang on tight!" he hit the engine core with his wrench one last time, and, like a miracle, it roared and depleted most of their fuel, but he was confident it would get them on the ground safe. And not dead. So he was happy. He would not be happy however if everything in the ship decided to break down and he would have to spend all of his time fixing it and replacing and so on. Hell he barely ever saw daylight anymore seen as he was in the ship all the time fixing everything.
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Post  hromoplast on Fri Jun 04, 2010 2:28 pm

The captain silenced everyone up leaving Johan with peace and quiet so he can concentrate on the landing itself. More good news came from the engine compartment with Jack miraculously getting the engine back to full throttle.

Johan said now, quietly, compared to his last sentence: "Ok, everyone brace for the final stage of the landing! You can look through the windshield if you like, but you'll only see fire."
The nose was up soaking up velocity and he prepared the engine to pump through the bottom nozzles.
"Don't worry about the fires in front of us though - it's a normal sight"

The craft shook once more violently, the nose going into a vertical position and the engine roaring from the stomach of the old girl. Serenity was eager to meet the ground.
In the windshield the fires were replaced by the planet's landscape and some buildings, most of it being the planet's harbour.

Johan steered the craft in a half-circular fashion, until it finally met the ground.
In the very front of them, a man with two gloving sticks above his head shoved that it was a perfect landing.

Serenity is still in one piece.
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Post  Dbird2 on Fri Jun 04, 2010 3:15 pm

Charles swore under his breath when the windshield became enveloped with fire, despite Johan's reassurances. He didn't know anything about flying ships, but he was sure fire was a bad thing. His fears were proven wrong, however, when the ship glided down to a gentle halt in the harbour, Johan bringing the ship round in a semicircle to slow her down.

Charles let out a very large sigh of relief when Serenity touched solid ground, he'd never been so glad to be on Alliance (If you could call it that; Persephone was run by criminals in all but name) soil in his entire life. "Johan, that was one hell of a landing." He clapped the man on the shoulder and leaned against the cockpit door, feeling fortunate to be alive. Then Charles remembered the state of his ship before the landing, he didn't want to know what the rough landing they had just experienced would have done to her. He pressed the intercom. "Jack." He spoke nervously, he was half-expecting to have to fork out for another compression coil. "What's engine like down there? Am I gonna have to cough up for more parts?"
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Post  jackarhius on Fri Jun 04, 2010 7:29 pm

Jack winced as he stared at the completely destroyed engine room, almost everything was destroyed, everything but his Jacket, his novels lined up on his desk and the desk itself. he smirked, but could not hold up the act and his face fell into a big stressy mess.

"That and more cap, Compression Coil, engine core, engine fuel supply and everything blew up. We may not have died from the crash but almost everything in here went KABLOWEY WOWY BOOOOM!" he shouted into the intercom. He kenw that they would not be able to get off this rock unless they robbed a bank. Or something like that.

(Here's the link where I got KABLOWEY WOWY BOOM! from. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-dB8wBr76Jg&feature=related )
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Post  Dbird2 on Sat Jun 05, 2010 11:14 am

Charles frowned. "Shiny..." He muttered under his breath. "Just shiny..." There was no way they would be able to afford to pay for all of that, not with no jobs lined up, at least. He pressed the intercom. "Jack, try and save what you can. No sense in spending money on parts that can be fixed." Not that Charles thought that anything could be fixed, but it would be better than having to spend even more on stuff, just in case there was a cheaper solution.

He massaged his temples, today hadn't been a good day. Maybe they would get lucky and get a decent job when they looked around. But, knowing Charles' luck, they would just end up doing Badger's (A criminal on Persephone who suffered from a bad case of delusions of grandeur.) dirty work, as per usual. "Right, to pay to get Serenity running and supplies, we're gonna have to go into town and see if we can't get a job." He announced to the crew, most of who had assembled in the cockpit.
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Post  jackarhius on Sun Jun 06, 2010 6:25 am

"I'ma coming with you Captain, If you want me to salvage ANYTHING from the ship I need some better tools but don't worry, I'm forking out for these myself." He said into the intercom, picking up his Jacket, his wallet and his gun. Hopefully he would be able to steal another book and add it to his book rack.

He walked up the stairs and into the loading bay, where the doors were located "C'mon let's get out of this place as soon as possible!" He called up to the cockpit. Strapping his gun onto his thigh and making sure there was enough ammunition for a firefight. He rubbed his hands and put his fingerless gloves, it'd keep the dirt from a foreign planet off him.
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Post  hromoplast on Sun Jun 06, 2010 6:50 am

Johan was happy with the good landing. Now it was time to get the ship repaired.

"You want me to make you company Captain?", he asked politely. The intercom went active again, and Johan pulled the leaver that opened the door to the loading bay. The craft shook a bit when the door slammed onto the landing pad underneath.

The planet seemed more alive than last time Johan visited it. Bustling with activity, if you will, many crafts coming and leaving the port, loading and unloading taking place.
The planet seemed to have turned into a trading center.
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