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Post  Admin on Sat Dec 08, 2012 3:16 am

This will have posts that everyone in the game can see in game.

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Post  Admin on Sat Dec 08, 2012 4:05 am

Okay, a tiny backstory and primer that applies to everyone, then everything else will go custom to each player.

You are on a planet relatively close to earth (Helios-4). Deep space travel exists, but only the wealthiest on any planet have access to it. You are of varying wealth, but are all on the same transoceanic cruise ship, just having left dock the previous day. The ship is traveling from your collective home island toward the mainland. The mainland has been abandoned for many years due to massive solar flare from the planet's relatively unstable sun (Helios). Almost everyone there died when it hit. The few that escaped wouldn't talk about what happened.

The radiation should be mostly gone by now, so the massively overpopulated island nations are sending people over to rebuild the mainland. What lies in wait there is unknown to all of you...

BTW, the planet you're on had native intelligent species, as did several other planets humans have gone to. No species besides humans are known to have built technology for space travel.

For the sake of ease, everyone there refers to the planet as Helios, although it's technically helios-4 (4th planet from the sun Helios). It gets confusing.

Maybe more coming? We'll seeeeee...

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Post  Admin on Wed Dec 12, 2012 9:55 pm

Adding some generic info about places and things everyone in this world would know, or would learn quickly.

The ship I'm setting people on is the s.s. harbinger, it's traveling from the island nation's capital city, Olima, to Rone, which used to be the largest port city on Aithal's eastern coast. Aithal is the largest of three continents on the planet. The other two being the previously mentioned island nations, and Sepren.
It's been ~15 years since the solar storm.
Sepren is where the only known native intelligent race lives. There is no contact between humans and this race, and nobody really knows much about them. Nobody really cares to find out, as they are supposedly quite violent and extremely territorial.

If you want more generic knowledge that your character would know about the world, I have more specifics written down in my increasingly massive alod folder. Everybody would know the approximate location of the main cities, some better than others. I was thinking of posting my super low res map since everyone on the planet would probably have seen a map at some point. It'll also let you have a better backstory if you're so inclined to write one.

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Space Race!(s)

Post  Admin on Sun Dec 16, 2012 4:17 am

Three races that will exist in this world.

Amalga {
Amalga are a varying looking creature with the ability to absorb dying tissue as part of it's own body.
They are born as a small, certainly non-sentient worm, which has the potential to absorb a still working brain of an intelligent species.
The Ones that do this are considered actual Amalga, while the worm is considered the larval form.
The can eat normally if all the working biological peices necessary are within the creatures system, but they will always prefer absorbtion to gain energy.
The tissue they absorb quickly becomes coated in a thick yellow oil. This oil becomes incredibly acidic when in contact with unconverted tissue.
Because their thought are the combined thoughts of their brain components, their personality shifts as they absorb and eat away at it.
Because of this, they also try to assume the form of their most dominant personality, meaning most take a human form.
They are in no way limited to that form however, and could attach any number of appendages and parts to their body.
Usually a kind-natured people, the Amalgas have dealt with much persicution in the past for what humans considered disgusting.
}

Ovum {
Ova are small, blubbery, translucent, orb shaped creatures that grow seemingly unbreakable crystal shells.
Considering they roll everywhere, they have no eyes, their perception relies on a rapid high frequency squeek, paired with a a very accurate
set of ears on all sides of their body.
They move with a combination of shifting a very heavy center of gravity, and pulling with hundreds of small, clear tendrils
that extend through perfectly sized holes in their shell.
Their shells are almost perfectly round, and grow to be around 6 inches thick.
Because of their blueish, translucent skin, they are nearly invisible underwater, and can remain there for around 20 minutes.

They aren't particularly timid or bold, rather they are someone distant creatures due to their protective but limiting shells.
}


Liht {
The Liht are an entirely non-organic self replicating robot species.
whether they are 'alive' or not has always been a topic of debate, but they possess abstract thought abilities near organic races,
while maintaining the data proccessing power of a traditional computer.
Liht have a size and shape similar to a deer. Their body's metal exterior is made of a fluidly moving set of metal plates,
their legs having many plate sets, allowing tentacle like movement. Where a deer would have antlers, Liht have a set of incredibly fine tuned
manipulation appendage. It seems to float about like it weighs nothing when not in use. The appendage is also quite weak, and can't be
used to use a weapon, only manipulate small objects, as it was created for small electronics.
Besides speaking in a consistantly relaxed synthisized human voice, they can also communicate through an LCD screen that acts as a face.

They are entirely emotionless, although they simulate feeling when appropriate.
}

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