Summary Animus Veritas is a science fantasy role play about star-gazing tribal survivors who go on a series of adventures to repair the ship they live in so it can finish healing the Earth from a horrible cataclysm that occurred three hundred years in the past. During the course of these adventures they use power suits, laser rifles, automated drones, nanomachines, energy shields, and more, in order to bypass enemies, puzzles, hostile environments, and more. Using your wits, imagination, intelligence, and team work, you’ll get to explore a galaxy of infinite possibilities: If exploring desolate spacecraft drifting through space or mysterious planets with alien ecosystems and strange civilizations whilst dealing with the aftermath of a civilization-ending cataclysm on your home planet is your thing, read on! Be sure to leave a comment of your interest, and/or any questions you may have, as I’ve already got most of the lore written up! Premise/Setting It has been three centuries since the Great Cataclysm rocked the cradle of mankind, and sent rocks of fire and fury raining upon the unready populace of the world. Like an endless storm of bullets, chunks of the moon and several large asteroids--as well as ancient platforms of the sky--came raining down on a utopian Earth. The wondrous, shining cities of man fell, and the environment was changed forever as most of the world’s life was wiped out. All that was left behind were remnants of mankind that had crashed aboard an ancient ship, who awoke to find they had no memory of themselves, or of the barren, alien world around them. Over the past three centuries, humanity did its best to survive in the irradiated, barren ball of a planet that they once called home. The ship around them kept them safe in ways they did not understand as it slowly, but surely, awakened more and more with each passing year. Approximately fifty years ago, the ship’s artificial intelligence flickered to life within the ship’s core in the midst of a meeting of all the tribal elders. It didn’t take long to discover the fact that the ship had a soul, and that its name was Animus Veritas. It had been protecting them the whole time, using its power to deflect away as much radiation as was possible, and growing food in makeshift hydroponics gardens for them to feast upon. However, as time wore on, it became eminently apparent that, after centuries of protecting and feeding the last remnants of humanity, Animus Veritas was struggling to remain functional. Parts started to wear down, and despite self-repair mechanisms that struggled to keep the ship alive, more problems arose than were fixed by itself. The people within the ship, with their limited, backwards knowledge, began working to alleviate the ship’s needs: Hunters left in packs to kill what few animals of the sands they could find so the ship didn’t have to grow as much food, and an entire class of people known as ‘Techies’ arose, dedicated to learning how the ship worked so they could fix it. This kept the ship intact for several years. It remains this way to this day. However, as the ship has awakened further, it has realized that further degradation of its components is inevitable: Given another few years, the ship will die. Yet, this could not be allowed to pass, as the ship was also responsible for terraforming the planet slowly over time and making it habitable once again, as well as curing the great deal of genetic damage caused by constant exposure to high levels of radiation for several generations. In short: Humanity needed the ship, and the ship needed humanity. So the ship’s AI—Veritas—came up with a plan. Animus Veritas, a vessel of several miles in size, was capable of feats that none aboard the ship were capable of understanding. One such feat was the capacity to create gateways to other places in the galaxy, that could serve as two-way doors for groups of people to step through. Such places could be asteroids, ships, space stations, planets, the surface of a sun, a black hole—anywhere that Veritas decided. Through these gateways, groups of volunteers could step through to find parts, materials, and anything else that Animus Veritas needed to keep functioning. It was likely dangerous work: With or without aliens, the environments themselves would often be quite deadly. You are one such volunteer. Will you answer the call?