WiiChat has gone for a while now without a good, old-fashioned RP. Too long, and no longer.
The COSMOS Project
Welcome to the future of our galaxy. 2,000 years to be precise. In the year 2897, humanity finally perfects space travel by travelling large distances at incredible speeds through dimensional gates , known as “jump points”, which are scattered throughout the galaxy. This comes about as a result of the discovery of ancient relics detailing how they are to be used by an ancient race of aliens called the Aliis who travelled the galaxy long ago, and we have repurposed them for human use. However, we are far from alone in this vast galaxy-- there are many other races out there who have been using the jump points long before us-- some friendly, some hostile. Quickly, humanity is entered into the main democratic order of races, The Unity. Life in the galaxy has never been peaceful-- though The Unity did regulate the galaxy for the most part, other races of monstrous aliens and power-hungry warlords have made their attempts on control of the galactic civilization, but they were always repelled. In an attempt to counter such threats upon the well-being and safety of all of it’s people, The Unity began a supersoldier program during the later half of the 38th century known as the COSMOS Project. The goal of the project was to create men and women of all species with enhanced senses and skills, able to fight both inside the cockpit and out. After various trials, the project was a success, and the Unity began mass producing enhanced “COSMOS Troopers”. In an attempt to counter some of the more extrasensory aspects of possible threats to galactic peace, Unity government scientists studied Allis data gathered from their jump points and their ruins scattered around the galaxy, even in places on Earth. The Allis had advanced telekinetic and telepathic abilities unseen in most other races, and by gathering ancient Allis DNA and infusing it into other species, the Unity hoped to create psychic elite warriors with abilities far beyond even those of the COSMOS Troopers. Unfortunately, this project was less successful: Most of the test subjects experienced no increase in psychic ability and died soon after DNA transfusion was complete. Further testing revealed that only specific humans, not other races, had the genetic compatibility for the transfusion. However, the few that survived became immensely powerful “Psykers” with advanced telekinetic powers. The Unity, looking to increase this desirable breed of soldier further, made what would prove to be a poor choice: combining Psyker and COSMOS Trooper DNA, they attempted to make a perfect, enhanced soldier. After numerous more failures, their efforts produced a single child with the enhanced strengths of a COSMOS Trooper and the vast telekinetic abilities of a Psyker. These powers complemented each other perfectly, and the child was far more powerful than the sum of his parts. He quickly grew into a man, but his DNA was fundamentally flawed; genetically, he was doomed to madness from the day he was born. Gifted with a dark intelligence and a frightening drive for power, the man silently gathered powerful followers from all species, promising a future of genetically “perfect” beings like himself ruling the galaxy. Finally, they made their move, slaughtering most of the elite Psykers and performing a bloody military coup against The Unity. The galaxy was shattered as the man took control of the Unity and began ruling the galaxy with an iron fist, enforcing his rule through his many soldiers. Pockets of the galaxy still resist, and there is talk of a Resistance forming to counter the psychic madman. Many COSMOS Troopers and a few Psykers not loyal to the dictator also continue the fight. Only time will tell if the galaxy will ever be free once more.
-END TRANSMISSION-Welcome to StarEdge! This RP takes place far, far in the future, in a galaxy of space battles, alien races, colorful planets, and genetic supersoldiers. In this adventure, you’ll go on an incredible space journey through a myriad of worlds, along with fellow heroes, to stop a psychic madman from permanently seizing power in the galaxy-- or, you could be one of his sinister henchmen! The choices are yours, and yours alone! Before you dive right in, there are a few rules to go over. These are the basic ones, common to most RPs (veteran RPers can skip this):
-Please use proper grammar and spelling (Ex: “thei fleugh intoo sp8ce” will NOT be allowed)
-Try to make your posts as descriptive as possible. Remember, other RPers will be building off what you say. Give them a good foundation.
-No godmodding (a.k.a massively overpowering your character, there are a few exceptions but for the most part just don’t do it)
-No bunnying (taking control of another RPers’ character, this is ONLY acceptable if you talk with that player beforehand and they agree)
-No spamming, DPing, etc... use proper “Internet Etiquette” at all times, please.
Here are rules SPECIFIC to StarEdge (EVERYONE must read these):
-A maximum of two characters is allowed per person. This may be subject to change later as I see fit.
-Players may choose to be COSMOS Troopers or Psykers for their characters. However, the following restrictions apply:
1) A character cannot be both a COSMOS Trooper AND a Psyker. There is only one of those in existence, the main villain.
2) Though a COSMOS Trooper may be any species (human or otherwise), Psykers are only able to be produced from humans. Only humans have the correct genetic makeup to form a hybrid with the Allis.
3) The COSMOS Troopers remaining in the galaxy are numerous enough that it’s not unreasonable to assume there’s enough to go around. However, there are few enough Psykers left that not everyone can be a Psyker. One or two people RPing as Psykers is A-OK, but more than that and I will set a limit. Basically, think of COSMOS Troopers as members of SOLDIER pre-Final Fantasy VII and Psykers as Jedi post-Revenge of the Sith.
4) Both COSMOS Troopers and Psykers can either be good or evil, RPer’s choice.
-Robots ARE allowed as characters, the technology of the future has advanced far enough for true artificial intelligence.
-Only humans and original alien races please (No Klingons, Gungans, Vulcans, Ewoks, etc.)
-If you decide to create your own alien race, please make sure to include a basic physiology/biology of the species, as well as any interesting/ important tidbits of information about them in your sign-up.
-Make sure you read all of this! It’s important! To show me you have, put -BEGIN TRANSMISSION- and -END TRANSMISSION- at the beginning and end of your SU, respectively.
In order to be accepted into the RP, it is required that I accept a Sign-Up of your character. Here is a template for a basic SU:
Name: Pretty basic. First and last please.
Species: Also pretty basic. Just name the species.
Gender: M/F (or genderless, if the species is like that)
Allegiance: Once again, pretty simple. Good is those opposing the dictator, and Evil is those allied with him. Neutral is allowed for those not taking direct conflict (at least, initially). After allegiance, place profession if applicable (Ex: “Good-COSMOS Trooper”)
Appearance: Please go into great detail here. If the character is of a non-human species, explain what the physiology of the species is first before describing your character.
Homeworld: Name the birth planet of your character and just tell us what that planet is like. 2-3 sentences should be minimum.
Biography: Tell us your character’s history. This should be moderately in-depth at the very least. How did they get to be where they are in the story’s beginning?
Personality: Again, self-explanatory. Tell us what your character is like-- are they social or a loner? Sane or nuts? A few sentences at the least, please.
Ship/Weapons: What weapons/ inventory items does your character posses? If they have a fighting style, what is it? If they have a spaceship, please name and describe it here.
Now that that’s out of the way... strap yourself in, power-on your thermal cannons, and switch on your onboard computer. We’re in for one hell of a ride.
The Storm as Orbus Frater
Shiagu as Aelan Pharian
GigaRidley as Darius Lorne
lbu8 as Leo “Mac” Mcmillan and Jack Corsen
TimidGent as Gerumbio Noss
Febe as ARP
GigaRidley as Emperor Cykris
NeoSquid as Squig
Febe as Seeng Dichrona
The Storm as Rex Rgis Malum
Lennox as William Townes and James Lillis
PrinnyRam as Marche la March
TimidGent as The Watcher
Did I miss anything?
P.S: Yeah, I finished the Opening post earlier than thought.