ICStory: Spoiler (Move your mouse to the spoiler area to reveal the content) Show Spoiler Hide Spoiler In 1994 a cluster of asteroids was discovered taking a long elliptical orbit around the Sun. They were created when they struck the 1996VG1 Ulysses asteroid that was in orbit around Jupiter. More than 10,000 meteors from the impact were sent on a collision course with Earth. With no chance of diverting them being possible, a large number of countries would cooperate to construct an anti-aircraft railgun network to intercept the meteors. Various Stonehenge Turret Network facilities were constructed around the world. The test unit, Type 0, was created in China. Type 1 was constructed in America, with four Type 5's built in Australia (Type 2), Turkey (Type 3), Namibia (Type 4) and Argentina (Type 5, the name used for 2-5, due to them being close to identical). However, when landfall of Ulysses came in 1999, multiple problems were met. Type 0 and Type 1 both malfunctioned and were unable to fire and three out of four Type 5's were unable to receive ammunition shipments. Earth's civilizations were kicked into the dust by tens of thousands of asteroids, destroying most modern societies outright and leaving some heavily crippled. Eurasia was most heavily hit after the desolated United States and quickly descended into chaos with wars breaking out for resources. By 2019 UN had been dissolved and the United States fell shortly after. Around this time, a 'super EMP' from an unknown source destroyed most of the world's electronics, spelling the end for the already wounded internet and grounding most military vehicles that hadn't already run out of fuel. The catastrophe in 1999 would be called the Ulysses Disaster. Fast-forward four thousand years and humanity has begun to bring itself back up again. Most traces of pre-Ulysses civilization has faded into dust or ruined with only the largest and most powerful constructs surviving, such as the towering Stonehenge Turret Network cannons; unusable, covered in plantlife and falling to pieces but serving as a memento to the old world. By this time, many new civilizations have begun to build themselves back up on the Eurasian continent and most of them are at least at a medieval level of technology at this point. The United States, once a international powerhouse is now an unknown land called Orbis. In 6987, a group of scientists and engineers create an experimental airship, powered by a recently discovered resource, called by scientists "odysseum", found after refining a fragment of one of the original Ulysses asteroids. This resource has a variety of uses, from powering machinery, to hardening metals for armor, to making explosives for bombs, rockets, grenades and firearms, aside from being used as a fuel. These new discoveries result in a rush by all nations on the Eurasian continent to harness this new resource, causing an industrial boom as infrastructure grows and merchants can easily trade by airship transport. However, with this fast and inefficient use of this resource, soon enough, quantities of it are scarce, and wars break out once again across Eurasia as countries squabble between who will keep the resources, until in 6996, explorers find that in Orbis, far across the sea from Eurasia, a land with diverse environments and climates, there is a huge amount of odysseum due to the land being the most heavily hit by the original Ulysses Disaster. Orbis has now grown back into a wild land, free of any civilization, leaving it open for the taking by colonists from the New Eurasian Civilizations... Rules: Spoiler (Move your mouse to the spoiler area to reveal the content) Show Spoiler Hide Spoiler If there is combat between players, you are mortal, please do not dodge every attack like a ghost, you will get hurt eventually. Basically, no godmodding. Be creative, not only in your app, but in normal posts. Describe the world around you, explain everything you character breathes, thinks or sees. No one liner posts, those are uninteresting and just bore everyone to tears. No characters that are just "evil" in the cheesy way. It doesn't matter that they had a troubling childhood, or that they were forced to kill their brother or whatever (if anything, those events would not make them act "evil"; just sorrowful, angered, or just plain traumatized), "evil for the sake of being bad and scary" characters are bland, boring, and just annoying. Don't make them. Your character can be of another nation than one of your own creation but please make sure you have the person who made said nation's permission first. Romance is allowed, but keep it from getting too dirty. Any sexy shenanigans must be kept rather low tone, or simply abridged. A post every 1-3 days is welcome and a post once every three days is required. If you're going to be away for some time please tell us in advance. If you vanish for a week without warning, I'll send a PM and give you three days to respond. If you don't then too bad, your character is as good as dead to me. If you ask in advance though then that won't be a problem. Your posts SHOULD be in third person, whether you like it or not. I don't like first person (I, me, mine), I do not want second person (You, you, yours) however rare that may be, and if you suddenly decide to write in either of those two, I will be angry. However if you MUST write in first person, I will be mad, but allow it. With chagrin. Like the above rule, but for grammar. I don't want "u r 2 cool" or anything like that. I will make an exception for the "your's" (your, you're, etc) and the "there's" (there, they're, their, etc), and similar, as everyone makes those mistakes, but please be careful anyways. If you do not post for awhile (one week maximum), and you haven't given an excuse for your absence beforehand ("going hiking", "visiting the zoo", etc), and haven't made sure your character is in a good spot for you to leave him/her (I don't want you disappearing when your character's in the middle of a conversation) your character will die. Please be nice to other players, they're just trying to have fun, as are you. The golden rule apply's here; treat others the way you want to be treated. I do not want any arguments over race, gender, age or anything else, those can be kept on 4chan. This is the internet, we have enough stupid and useless arguments as is, we don't need any more. When speaking OOC, either use the dedicated thread (for longer OOC posts), or use double-parentheses (keep it short when speaking in OOC in the IC thread). I am looking for players who don't shy away from the OOC. RPs with a lack of communication die, so I'd appreciate it if we all got to know each other, besides it's more fun to RP with someone you can call friend. If someone asks you if you saw something in the morning, answer that you saw three pink elephants. Don't ask why, just do it. Character/Nation Sheet Spoiler (Move your mouse to the spoiler area to reveal the content) Show Spoiler Hide Spoiler Character Info Name (First and last name, “nickname” optional): Age (Anything, but nothing too crazy): Gender: Nationality: Rank or Title (As in military rank or social title. Ex: Admiral, General, etc/ Prince, Princess, Count, Sir, etc): Social Status (Is he/she a noble? A commoner? A merchant? What social class do his/her parents, or him/herself belong to?): Appearance (Descriptions and images are accepted, anime is allowed, just nothing too “MOE-KAWAII-DESU-DESU”, please): History (What was his/her life like up until this point?): Style of combat: (Is he/she more of a swordsman, or does he prefer the newer invention of Steam powered firearms?): Nation Info Name of Nation (Full name, and shortened version. Example, for the real life historical Japanese Empire: “Great Imperial State of Japan” or in short “Japan” or “Japanese Empire”): Type of nation (Republic? Federation? Empire? Monarchy? Is it more totalitarian, or does it give more power to the people?): History (Can go as far back as you want, so long as you give at least a vague description of how the nation came to be in the Post-Ulysses world): Mainland description (Describe the country itself, is it mountainous, or more flat? Filled with jungles, or arid deserts? These sort of things should modify the military philosophy of this country. If it's a large, landlocked country, you can't expect it to have much of a naval force, and if it's a bunch of islands surrounded by sea, you can expect them to put an emphasis on naval tech.): Military (What is the military like? Does it put more of an emphasis on air technology, naval or ground technology? Is the armament up to date? What about strategies, are horses still widely used, or have they been replaced by their mechanical counterparts? Are swords still a widely used weapon?): Airship design philosophy (What are the airships made by this country like?For example: are they faster, but lack armor and heavier weapons, or are they heavily armored, with large cannons, but are slow as snails? Material? Shape? Number of balloons? Nothing too crazy here either!): Territory (Must be in Eurasia, please edit the area onto this map): Real world inspiration for the nation (ex: Germany, Russia, etc. Optional): Accepted Characters/Nations: Spoiler (Move your mouse to the spoiler area to reveal the content) Show Spoiler Hide Spoiler Rozaliya Symonys of the Imperial Federation of Iyuli Ester Van-Der Reteck of the Kingdom of Reniq Princess Hylia of the Tauloxian Fleet (?) Four places remaining! Miscellaneous legal stuff: Spoiler (Move your mouse to the spoiler area to reveal the content) Show Spoiler Hide Spoiler The Ulysses Disaster is based on the event of the same name from Ace Combat Infinity. I do not own Ace Combat, all rights to that series belong to Bandai Namco and their associates. If there are any references to other media made by me or other players in this roleplay, I state that none of us, unless otherwise stated own anything. This is non-profit.