Erik the Lanlord Your paranoid landlord: he's kooky to the point of being disconcerting. He says the world's going to end coz' of the Empire's big blockade, that all the drones they sent up there could "reign doom like an apocalyptic meteor shower" if made to fall on the planet. Of course, you believe him (or at least are willing to go with his plan), which kinda makes you about twice as mad as he is. Emperor Zahn Fenkelburger He's the guy who started this whole mess, being the master and commander of the space drone fleet blackening your skies. No one really knows why he's doing this, though most people suspect that it's coz' of the Spice embargo set by Sirat on the Empire a few years ago. Ah, but who cares what his cause his: right now, he's holding a gun on your backs, and all you want to do is to get out of there alive. Plus, he doesn't even appear in this role-play! Sirat Yer home, the third loveliest planet (and only inhabitable planet) in star system Alpha Betauri. It's kind of like Earth, only it's got much more futuristic-y things going on in it, such as holo-viewers, nano-cookers (nanobots that are poured into foods and drinks to cook them), cellular super-regeneration technology, and a one-world government. Everyone still uses guns and land-cars, though, as they're generally more practical. Note that since Sirat is a very futuristic-y world, many of its common citizens don't know the simplest of things, like starting a fire, cooking some food, or treating flesh wounds. Good source of story-based candy (and also comedy gold). The Assembly An assembly of nations and planets with a common goal of improving each other's worlds one fumble at a time. A terribly impotent organization that, to its members, has only caused more harm than good. Sirat is a part of this assembly, while the Empire is only an observer. The Empire An interstellar empire ruled by the Fenkelburger family. Originally, this started out as a big corporation (The Fenkelburger Machine), but when the governments of the planets it exploited collapsed into an incurable case of Impossible Debts, the machine decided to turn itself into a full-blown statehood. It's got a lot of power, money, and brains at its hands, an so it's an impossible enemy to defeat. Its current ruler is, as stated, Emperor Zahn Fenkelburger. War-drones They're little (compared to other space battleships; in fact, each war-drone is about the size of a football stadium) remotely-manned space-faring battleships designed with "minimum cost, mediocre firepower" in mind, as is usual in most Fenkelburger products. Their numbers, however, more than make up for their weaknesses: there are over a ---- of them surrounding Sirat's atmosphere, enough to have an effect on Sirat's climate (albeit a fairly subtle one). More tidbits of info coming soon!