WE ARE NO LONGER ACCEPTING APPLICANTS - ASKING WHETHER OR NOT WE ARE STILL OPEN WILL LEAD ME TO THE ASSUMPTION THAT YOU DID NOT READ THIS. Falling Skies: 7th Mobile Armor Suit Team It is year 2899. Humanity has long since conquered the stars around them. The resources and riches from their conquests had brought the human race into an Golden Age of technological advancement. Powerful self sustaining AI's were developed to aid humans and their machines, and cyborg parts allowed cripples and the weak to continue working for society.With the advent of AI, biotech and cybertechnology several centuries prior, the advancement of humanity has grown exponentially. Starships of massive proportions were built, floating worlds in space were created, massive Utopia cities on lush green planets were erected. Worlds beyond even what humanity thought were possible were discovered. Wars weren't fought, the human race was too busy expanding at a breakneck pace. Life was perfect. Nothing could possibly go wrong. And then it did. By the year 2480, Humanity had overextended itself; the great sprawling empire it had forged had become too large for it to support itself. The empire collapsed onto itself. In the course of 20 years, the mighty empire humanity had established splintered into thousands of factions. The fall of the Empire resulted in a massive power vacuum and the Galaxy erupted into a large feudal war. Some factions grew power by warring with other factions, taking them over; others stayed secluded for as long as they could. Many were taken back by the earth empire, and just as many were lost in deep space. By the 25th Century, most of the numerous factions had consolidated into 3 major powers: The original Earth Empire, the largest and most numerous of the 3 powers, made up of most of the core empire planets; The Coalition, a group of separatists strictly opposed to the Earth Empire, spanning across most of colonial space; and the Krellian Republic, a reclusive, bizarre group focused mainly along the outskirts of known space. The Earth Empire and the Coalition fight bitterly, the Empire seeking to reclaim their lost territory, and the Coalition fighting for a new order in the galaxy. The Krellians choose to stay out of the conflict, their faraway frontier colonies too far away to be bothered by the other two factions. By the turn of the 26th century, the Earth Empire and the Coalition had suffered dreadful casualties on both sides, and just as many worlds lost in the splintering had been razed by both sides. The two superpowers agreed to an uneasy truce. That marked the start of an intergalactic cold war, as the two superpowers begin a buildup of military strength and engage in proxy wars with smaller nations and colonies. As the end of the 28th century drew near, a series of failed operations by the Earth Empire at an attempt at securing a rumored Coalition Superweapon has sparked up and reignited the flames of war. After almost 300 years of peace, war between the Coalition and the Empire had renewed in earnest. Millions of people from both sides are drafted as fleets of starships and planets are thrown into vicious war. The Coalition forces take advantage of the Empire’s overextended lines to take victory after victory by utilizing a new type of fighting machine: Mobile Armor Suits, a humanoid fighting machine much more maneuverable than conventional aircraft and ground units, and effective in most environmental situations. In an attempt to counter the new threat and reorganize their military efforts, the Empire assembles the 101st Legion, a Special Forces unit with the purpose of using Mobile Armor Suits of Imperial design to counter the Coalition Suits. All the meanwhile, the Krellian Republic continues to watch from a distance, giving unease to both sides. Though off to a rough start, the 101st Legion has proven to be an effective counter to Coalition Suits and has become the standard to which new Mobile Armor Suit units are designed after. The 101st has received news that the Coalition may be attempting to pull out its Superweapon to bare on the people of the Empire. Despite knowing full well the superstition and misfortune that has revolved around this weapon, the 101st regardless prepares to strike. This is Falling Skies: 7th Mobile Armor Suit Team. Hello everyone! Welcome to the OOC for "Falling Skies: 7th Mobile Armor Suit Team"! This a spinoff installment of a very old series of mine, formerly known as Operation Crisis (Back at my old RP site). The Crisis Universe has been relatively cannon, events of the previous Operation Crisis (completed or not) helping to shape the universe of this current one. This particular RP will follow the adventures of a group of men and women from the Earth Empire’s 101st Legion. I will be accepting up to five other players, so this is not first come first served. This will be different than the other Crisis RP’s in that this will be a Robo Suit like RP, like Gundam and Robotech, and Super Robot Wars. Unlike typical Gundam series, I aim to make this RP seem more realistic and gritty rather than over-the-top space Gundam maneuvers capable of destroying dozens of enemies. Plot: If you couldn't be bothered to read that huge blurb up top... We the players will play the role of the 7th MAS (Mobile Armor Suit) Team, a special squad from the United Earth Empire 101st MAS Legion, as they venture deep into Coalition Space in order to capture and destroy a Coalition Super Weapon. Our story will be dramatic and tense as we attempt to prevail over insurmountable odds. Our characters will face daunting challenges, testing their wit and willpower, as well as their morals as they are pushed to their absolute limits in this RP that blends humanity with the awesomeness that is giant robot suits. Terminology and Technology: Major Factions Organizations Mobile Armor Suits Weapons Technology The United Earth Empire: The United Earth Empire was the originator of the galaxy’s space colonies. Formally known as the United Nations, the United Nations of Earth was formed after humans had first colonized mars. Originally developed to unite humanity against possible hostile extraterrestrials, humanity encountered few alien species, even fewer of which were intelligent. With no need to worry about possible alien attacks, the UNE was free to focus on rapid expansionism, and renamed itself the United Earth Empire, as international differences became less and less important. After the Great War, the shattered remains of the UEE were quick to regroup and reclaimed the majority of the former empire's core worlds with little difficulty. Now one of the largest powers in the galaxy, the UEE is known for its patriotism and solidarity, despite the presence of an unusually large number of corrupt officials. The Coalition for a Free Galaxy: The Coalition for a Free Galaxy, better known as just The Coalition was formed shortly after the Great War as a group of colonies' desire to stay separate from the UEE. A loosely tied confederacy of worlds, the Coalition's movement has picked up a large number of worlds against the imperialism and rigidness of the UEE. Due to the fact that they are allied purely to combat against the UEE, competition and rivalries are common between the Coalition Nations. Despite this, their armed forces are able to remain standardized and well equipped to combat the UEE. Well known for their individualism and its dependence on commercialism, the Coalition is constantly trying to dismantle the UEE once and for all. The Krellian Republic: Very little is known about the Krellian Republic. They are a reclusive group of fringe world colonies, and were paid little attention to by both the UEE and Coalition. With their proximity to the edge of discovered space, it is believed there is a possibility for them to be in contact with intelligent extraterrestrials, though this notion is widely dismissed as untrue by both the Coalition and UEE. With the Krellian Republic being so far removed from contested space, the galaxy has yet to see the Krellian Military, and many wonder if the Krellians even possess a standing armed force. 101st Special Forces Legion: Only recently initiated but extremely successful, the 101st Legion is the UEE's mechanized fighting force. With heavily specialized training that focuses on not only efficient piloting, but also highly competent infantry tactics, the members of the 101st Legion are notably more individualistic than their standard issue counterparts. Despite their individuality, the members of the 101st are still human and are trained to work well in groups. Analysts have noticed that side effects of these different types of training techniques have often resulted in soldiers that are fiercely loyal to one another, often risking the life and limb of many to save a few. It is noted alarmingly however that this loyalty pertains more to one another than that of the entirety of the UEE. Most members of the 101st utilize heavily customized and personal Mobile Armor Suits, and are considered to be superior in quality and handling. Coalition Mobile Armor Division: The Coalition’s Mobile Armor Division was the most dangerous mobile force before the advent of the 101st Legion, and despite the effectiveness of the 101st and the new Mobile Armor units of the UEE, the C-MAD remains the most numerous mobile force in the galaxy. Though their exact numbers are unknown, it is a well known fact that they greatly outnumber the UEE Suits. Mobile Armor Suits are the newest development in mechanized armor, capable of besting space-craft as well as ground armor. Mobile Armor Suits, while not as fast as air and spacecraft, are considerably more maneuverable, and can make sharp turns to out maneuver and defeat aircraft. They are also more resilient than conventional ground armor, and are even able to take out space warships when properly equipped. Typically standing around 40-50 feet tall, Mobile Armor Suits are large humanoid mechs and can are extremely versatile and able to be equipped with a variety of weapons and armor. Powered by sealed energy cores, these energy cores are immensely powerful and could power a home for several months, however, due to the nature of Mobile Armor Suits, a single energy core typically only provides a few hour’s worth of power, forcing pilots to be tactical about their power usage. Weapons technology has advanced significantly since humanity has entered the stars, but for the most part splits into three main categories. Energy/Laser Weaponry: At first rather ineffective and prohibitively expensive, humanity quickly discovered that laser weapons were much cheaper in the long run than typical conventional weapons. Laser weapons are considerably more accurate, lightweight, and lack the need for any sort of ammunition, and are considerably cheaper than their ballistic counterparts. However, despite these perks, laser weapons are rarely used as military grade equipment. While capable of causing serious burns and injuries on unarmored targets, laser weapons are relatively ineffective against body armor and are more fragile and temperamental than their conventional counterparts. Laser Weapons, due to their low cost and light weight are mostly used by police forces and civilian shooters. Conventional/Ballistic Weaponry: The mainstay of weapons technology since before humanity entered the stars. Loud, heavy and hard hitting, mass driving technology has made smaller caliber ammunition more and more effective against body armor and flesh. Effective in most situations, ballistic weapons remain one of the more effective and reliable methods of killing other human beings, though it should be noted that new mass driven rounds tend to overpenetrate soft unarmored targets. However, despite their universality, conventional weapons are considerably more expensive due to their needs for parts and ammunition and the methods used to produce these materials. Conventional weaponry is used extensively by both UEE and Coalition military units. Plasmatic Weaponry: A very new concept in modern weapons technology, plasma weapons are regarded as a two edged blade. On the one hand, the damage caused by a plasma burst to any surface, flesh, armor, and nature alike is tremendous. On the other hand, plasma weapons are heavy, difficult to maintain, dangerous to reload and fire, and finicky on a good day. Plasma is not a blast of superhot liquid as the name may suggest, but is instead similar to a bolt of energy. Purely Plasmatic weaponry remains mostly experimental and is not often used in modern military units. Current ranged plasma weapons are typically mounted weapons, or ship based weapons. Projectors also make plasma edged weaponry possible. Mobile Armor Suit Builder: Since this RP revolves around Mobile Armor Suits, you need to know how to build one. Not actually physically DIY build it in your backyard, but learn the ins and outs of what your MAS needs to be in order to be a MAS. Chassis Power Cores and Weight Weapons Armor and Shields Extra Systems Chassis, one of the main determining factors of your MAS and its abilities. Chassis are divided into several categories: Ultra Light: Ultra-light MAS's typically stand in at 10-20 feet tall. They have up to 2 Power Cores in their dual core power system, and can support 7 Weight. Ultra Light MAS's are like exoskeletons often act as direct infantry support, similar to an armored car or scout vehicle. They are typically a liability in MAS v MAS combat. Ultra Lights are capable of flight and are the fastest MAS's in production, with ground speeds reaching 120 Mph. Light: Light MAS's are typically viewed as the smallest "True" class of MAS. Standing at up to 30 feet in height, these MAS's typically use a tri-core power system, and can support 15 Weight. With their relatively thin armor, Light MAS's typically avoid direct combat and are often used in scout and sniper roles. Light MAS's are the fastest flying MAS's in production, capable of rivaling super sonic jet fighters at max speed. Light MAS's are the only types capable of sustained flight. Medium: Medium MAS's are the mainstay and standard class for MAS units. These powerful mecha stand in at anywhere from 40-50 feet in height, and use a quad core power systems, and can support 20 Weight. Combining powerful armor with mobility, Medium MAS's are the versatile standard for frontline units, and can be used in a variety of roles. While capable of limited flight, Medium MAS's are typically incapable of sustained flight. Heavy: Heavy MAS's are like their Medium class counterparts, but with considerably more powerful weapons and armor. Standing in at a bulky 50 feet in height, Heavy MAS's use an 6 core power system, and can support 35 Weight. With its heavy armor, Heavy MAS's are incapable of flight, but are essentially walking artillery platforms, capable in both close and long range situations. Ultra: Ultra Class MAS's are in a class all their own. Requiring their own special ship to transport them, these machines stand in at 50-60 feet in height, and are heavily custom tailored to meet the needs of their pilot. With powerful defenses and weapons, Ultra Class MAS's are developed for specific roles. Using a unique reactor, Ultra MAS's can often support up to 70 Weight. Ultra Class MAS's are not available for general use, and will not be available to players yet. After reading through Chassis, you're probably wondering: What are Power Cores? What does 15 Weight mean? MAS's are powered through special clean-nuclear power cells. About the size of a bottle of water, a single core possesses enough energy to power a small home for a few months. However, due to the high energy requirements of MAS's, a single power core typically only provides a few hours worth of operating power. Operation wise, a single power core will provide a MAS with 5 Power units. A MAS's total operating time is "hours = unused power units". Example: MAS has 10 power units, and a weapon that consumes 7, MAS has 3 hours of operating time. Each Class of MAS can also support a limited amount of weight before it starts training its energy and damaging its body. Weight can be found in any piece of equipment attached to a MAS, extra armor, weapons, shield systems, auxiliary systems, all require some combination of power and weight to use properly. Obviously a machine of war needs weapons and armor. This following list will show you types of weapons, and the Weight and Power required to run them. Items not included in this list I will allow you to make yourself, provided you're realistic with them. Assault and Primary Weaponry: Primary weapons and other weapons typically held by MAS units. Ballistic Weapons: Assault cannons, hand held machine guns, and the like typically have 5 WT (Weight) and cost 2 PWR (power) to run. Energy/Laser Weaponry: Laser cannons, hand held laser weapons, and the like typically have 2 WT and cost 4 PWR to run Plasma Weapons: Plasma launching weapons are extremely devastating, but come at the cost of 7 WT and 7 PWR Built in Weaponry: Weapons built into the MAS's body, like head mounted MG's and missile pods. Ballistic Weapons: small caliber machine guns and anti personnel/missile weapons typically have 1 WT and costs 1 PWR. Laser Weapons: small scale anti personnel/missile laser weapons typically have negligible 0 WT but costs 2 PWR Missile Launchers: explosive launchers often fitted into the shoulders or legs of a MAS. The size of the explosives vary, but they typically have 3 WT and costs 2 PWR. On the other hand, smaller scale launchers have 1 WT and costs 1 PWR Melee Weapons: Swords, Axes, and all sorts of medieval implements of death: Modernized. Alloy Weapons: Physical weapons made of powerful metal alloys, they have 5 WT but costs no power. Obviously a smaller weapon (like a dagger) will weigh considerably less (1-3 WT) Plasma Weapons: Weapons with blades made of pure energy, these lightweight weapons have 1 WT, but costs 5 PWR. Alternatively, plasma weapons can come with their own power capacitors, reducing their power draw to 3 PWR, but reducing their operational time to a maximum of 3 hours. (As opposed to the operational time of the MAS) Hybrid Weapons: an alloy weapon with an extra cutting edge made of plasma, this weapon combines the best of both worlds, having 3 WT and costing 3 PWR. Armors, shields and extra systems, this section will give you a quick runthrough at the costs and strengths of different methods of defending your MAS. Armor Plating: While all MAS's already have their own respective levels of armor, sometimes you just want more.External alloy plates can be added to the outside of your MAS, typically covering the shoulders, forearms, torso, and legs. Its purpose is self explanatory, this armor plating protects your MAS's armor plating, which protects you. Armor plating costs no power. Light Alloy Plating (3 WT) a layer of extra armor over the MAS's arms, shoulders, and legs. A plate of light alloy will survive a single glancing blow from a plasma weapon, and provides limited protection from other weapons but provides little protection from explosives Heavy Alloy Plating (7 WT) a more complex layer of thick armor covering the MAS's extremities, as well as folding over the cockpit when in use. Heavy Alloy plates provide considerably more protection, and are much more durable than light plates. Able to survive a single hit from a plasma weapon, but only provides little protection from explosives. Energy Shields: Typically the prime method of defending a MAS, a MAS energy shield is a thin barrier of energy that coats the exterior of the MAS. Easily dissipating laser weapons, shields offer varying levels or protection against the more common ballistic and plasma weapons. All shield units have 5 WT, with the exception of Class 1 Shield generators, which have 3 WT, and Class 5 generators, which have 10 WT. All generators come with quick-recharge capacity. Shield Class 1: 3 PWR. A scaled down shield generator, this shield provides defense against high caliber infantry weapons and lightly armed vehicles, but will shatter when hit with a MAS grade weapon of any sort. Shield Class 2: 5 PWR. A standard Shield generator, this shield provides defense against a small amount of MAS grade weapons fire, but will not stand up to sustained fire, or plasma weapons. Shield Class 3: 7 PWR. A more powerful Shield generator, this shield provides protection to limited amoumts of sustained fire, and can take a direct hit from a plasma weapon before collapsing. Shield Class 4: 10 PWR. The most feasibly powerful shield generator in the standard unit, the Class 4 shield provides protection against some sustained fire, and can take a several direct hits from a plasma weapon before failing. Shield Class 5: 15 PWR a large scale shield generator, Class 5 shields are most often mounted on Heavy and Ultra class MAS's. The protection it provides is much higher than that of normal shields, and is able to protect against small amounts of sustained plasma fire before failing. Extra systems to give your MAS an edge in combat. External Power Cores: - Used for extended missions or for power intensive weapons and systems, an External Power Core back obviously provides a MAS with extra energy. With the appearance of a large, square backpack for a MAS, an external power pack links an extra dual core powerplant to the MAS, providing +10 PWR at the cost of 5 WT. Experimental Reactor: - Often used by newer prototype units, experimental reactors are an improvement to the standard MAS reactor, and effectively doubles the MAS's energy output. Prohibitively expensive, Experimental Reactors are not put onto Mass Production units. Still finicky in design, using an Experimental Reactor comes at a risk, damaging the reactor too much can turn it into a small scale nuclear bomb. Improved Suspension System: - Often added to MAS's that require higher weight caps without sacrificing mobility, improving the MAS's suspension allows it to carry more weight at the cost of power. Upgrading the suspension system adds +10 WT support at the cost of 5 PWR Tesla Drive: - by equipping a MAS with a Tesla Drive, Light and Ultralight MAS's can fly faster, Medium MAS's can sustain flight, and Heavy MAS's are able to give themselves limited flight capacity. A Tesla Drive system his negligible Weight, but costs 7 PWR. Note that all MAS's can "fly" in space, Tesla Drives are only necessary for in-atmospheric flight. Countermeasure System: - Countermeasure systems are often used by lighter MAS's to avoid missiles instead of using body mounted machine guns to intercept them. Using chaff and flares, countermeasure systems are negligible in terms of weight and power, but only has 3 chaff uses, and 2 sets of flares before needing to rearm. Enhanced Radar Suite: - effectively doubles the MAS's radar range, Enhanced Radar Suites, as most extra systems, come in two variants, internal and external suites. Internal: An internal suite is built into the the MAS during creation, and therefore has no weight, but draws 3 PWR from the MAS energy system. External: An external suite is often installed after the creation of the MAS, and as a result has 1 WT. They often come with their own power system, and only draws 1 PWR from the MAS energy system. As it is an external system, it is more prone to damage than an internal system. Upgraded Targeting Suite: - Increasing the effective range and accuracy of the MAS's weapon system, Upgraded Targeting Suites has a Smart AI that quickly determines range as well as any other environmental factors faster than MAs's the onboard computer, and projects the predicted weapon path on the user's HUD. Internal: Built into the MAS during creation, the targeting suite has no weight, but costs 3 PWR. External: Installed after the creation of the MAS, the external suite has 1 WT, and draws 1 PWR, but can be very easily damaged by small arms fire. Sonar Stakes: - Special stakes are attached to the MAS's legs, and when deployed, drive themselves into the ground, both locking the MAS to the ground, and providing a detection distance 5 times that of the standard MAS. It has 1 WT, and costs 2 PWR. Note that it cannot be used in Space, and can only detect targets on the ground. Smart-Target AI: - By improving the standard MAS AI with a Smart Targeting AI, MAS's can now acquire multiple targets simultaneously, and can now track up to 40 targets, including missiles, and other MAS's, instead of the standard 5. It has a power draw of 3 PWR. Stealth Drive: - Stealth Drives allow a MAS to remain hidden from most scanning and targeting modules, and shields and removes most of the MAS's emissions at the cost of a small amount of maximum thrust. It does not however protect the MAS from visual recognition. Stealth Drives draw 5 PWR. Active Camouflage: - A camouflage generator attached to the back of a MAS, it projects a field of particles over the MAS, effectively making it invisible to the human eye, as well as optical scanners, and targeting modules. The generator does not however shield the user from all scanners, and the generator unit itself produces large amounts of heat. Camouflage generators are also notorious for consuming large amounts of energy, and while unable to be used with a external power pack, comes with a small power supply of its own, resulting in 3 WT and 3 PWR. The standard Active Camouflage generator can only continuously produce particles for a single hour before beginning to massively drain the power reserves of the MAS. Sample MAS's: PTX-051 Sentry FTX-003 Sparrow AAT-004C Ferir Designation: PTX-051 Sentry MkII M (Mass Produced) Role: General Combat Chassis: Medium Engine: Quad Core Engine. 20 PWR Operating Time: 7 Hours Description: The successor to the original Sentry MAS, the Sentry MkII has replaced the MkI as a general workhorse unit for the UEE. Similar in build quality to the Coalition Ferir, the Sentry MkII is a versatile fighting unit, with no real weaknesses or strengths. Lacking the ability to fly, the MkII serves as the standard ground unit for UEE MAS teams, and comes in standard tan, though many pilots add accents or change the color of their machines. Systems: M90 50mm Assault Autocannon. 5 WT 2 PWR. - A general purpose machine gun in use by the UEE, the M90 fires 50mm armor piercing rounds from a 250 round magazine. The M90 has a semi-automatic and a 5-round burst mode, and has a fire rate of 600 RPM. Micro Missile Launcher. 3 WT 2 PWR - Though lacking a dedicated missile pod, the small launcher system is installed in the Sentry's chest and fires six Micro Missiles. Micro Missiles are projectiles that split into four missiles in mid-air, and have a potent payload for their size. While ineffective against most larger MAS's, Micro Missiles have varying degrees of effect on light vehicles and MAS's Dual linked .50 Caliber Machine guns. 1 WT 1 PWR. - A pair of .50 caliber machine guns mounted on the Sentry's chest, these light weapons provide the Sentry with anti personnel and small missile defense. Each machine gun has a 300 round magazine. Class 2 Shield Generator. 5 Wt 5 PWR. - The Sentry comes armed with a Class 2 shield Generator on top of its standard armor for defense. Combat Tomahawk. 3 WT 3 PWR. - A combat axe used by the Sentry in close quarters. The edge of the tomahawk uses plasma energy to improve its cutting power. Designation: FTX-003 Sparrow MkIII M (Mass Produced) Role: Rapid Assault Chassis: Light Engine: Tri Core Engine. 15 PWR Operating Time: 7 Hours Description: Favored by scouts and acrobats for its maneuverability, the Sparrow series of MAS are the UEE's first Mobile armor suit to have sustained flight. The main body is reminiscent of various fighter planes and contains extremely aerodynamic features, with maximum flight speeds reaching over 1000 mph. Though poorly armored when compared to the Sentry, it is capable of performing maneuvers the Sentry could never hope to accomplish. Systems: P120 20mm Flechette Mass Driver. 5 WT 2 PWR. - A rail-based weapon attached to the Sparrow's arm, the P120 uses an electronic mass driving system to propel its flechettes at extremely high speeds, resulting in an appreciatively effective weapon. The P120 is Semi-automatic, and uses an integrated 120 round magazine. The P120's edges are sharpened, allowing it to be used as a sword. Triple barreled .30 Caliber Light Machine Gun 1 WT 1 PWR. - A body mounted machine gun on the Sparrow's torso, used for strafing and anti-personnel purposes. Countermeasure System. 0 WT 0 Power. - The Sparrow relies on a combination of speed, maneuverability, and countermeasures to avoid missiles. 'Shield' Missile Launcher. 5 WT 2 PWR. - A missile launcher attached to the Sparrow's other arm, the Shield launcher fires 6 100mm multi-purpose missiles. With impact safe explosives, and a wide launcher size made of hardened alloys, the launcher also works as a shield to pair with the Sparrow's sword railgun. Class 1 Shield Generator. 3 WT 3 PWR. - A small shield generator provides the Sparrow with the minimum military grade defense system. Designation: AAT-004C Ferir MkII M (Mass Produced) Role: General Purpose Combat Chassis: Medium Engine: Quad Core Engine 20 Power Operating Time: 9 Hours Description: The standard Coalition Mobile Armor Suit, the Ferir is one of the first Mobile Armor Suits ever developed, and is the first unit ever developed for combat. Originally only lightly armored and armed, developed for an infantry support role, the Mark I was quickly superseded by the more prevalent Mark II. Heavily armored and easily recognized by its almost alien-like 4 "eyed" sensors, the Ferir Mk II has been in service ever since the start of the 29th Century war. While its aged design raises questions about its capabilities, it has still proved as a serviceable unit for almost 100 years. However, with the advent of the UEE MAS units, the Ferir has begun being phased out by various newer models to combat the new threats. Despite this, the Ferir remains the most common MAS unit in the Galaxy. Systems: A70 Type-3/5 70mm Assault Autocannon. 5 WT 2 PWR. - A heavy assault weapon utilized by the iconic Ferir, the Type-3 fires a powerful 70mm Armor Piercing round from a 210 round internal magazine. The Type-5 fires the same round from a 1200 round belt fed 'backpack' magazine. The Type-3/5 fires at a rate of 450 rounds per minute, and has a semi-automatic, three round burst, and fully automatic fire modes. Hammer Missile System. 3 WT 2 PWR. - A missile launcher system set on top of either or both of the Ferir shoulders, the Hammer Missile System fires large, powerful missiles, effective against most MAS types, as well as lightly armored naval vessels. While slower and easier to dodge than smaller missile systems, the projectiles fired from these launchers are also more difficult to destroy with point defense weapons. Each shoulder can launch up to three of these missiles. Alloy Knife. 3 WT 0 PWR - Ideal for close quarters when the 'continuum of force' has been reduced to hand to hand combat. For optimum performance, the leading edge, 'pointy end', should be applied to the enemy and thrust into vital regions. This should be repeated as necessary. External Alloy Plating (Heavy). 7 WT 0 PWR - With shields being a more recent technology, energy shielding was unavailable when the Mk II was being designed. While the Ferir Mk III boasts an energy shield, the more common Ferir Mk II utilizes a large coat of heavy plating, with excess armor over all important areas of the MAS. The heavy armor plating results in the bulky, large size the Ferir is known for. Tesla Drive. 0 WT 7 PWR - Originally an upgrade for Aces and commanders, Tesla Drives quickly became standard for Ferir Mk II MAS's. The Tesla Drive increased its maneuvering and top speeds in space, its improved handling allowing it to easily outclass the already disadvantaged aerospace fighters. The Tesla Drives are also used in atmosphere as the sturdy Ferir can easily survive a drop into a planet's atmosphere from orbit. the Tesla Drives allow them to essentially para drop onto a planet from space. While in atmosphere, the Tesla Drives also grant the Ferir the power of flight, though the weight and bulk from its armor plating slows it down considerably. Rules: 0. All Iwaku rules apply. 1. This Roleplay will have above average standards. I will be expecting at least a few well written paragraphs, and absolutely NO ONE LINERS. 2. Please do not write in first person. 3. No Mary/Gary Sues, its alright for your character to be a hero, but they're not perfect. 4. No God-modding. Its no fun for anyone. I value your characters, but I will not hesitate to injure them if they do something exceedingly stupid. 5. This RP will have mature content. Violence, foul language, and mature themes are freely allowed. However for the sake of decency any sexual acts will fade to black (or will be taken to PM) before it goes too far. 6. Player Knowledge is not necessarily character knowledge. Just because you know something (be it through OOC or someone else's post) does not necessarily mean your character knows. 7. As GM, my word is law, I will expect you to respect any executive decision I make. 8. If players find a ruling of mine unfair, they are allowed, and encouraged to speak up and offer sound reasoning to dispute my decisions. Provided the discussion is productive, polite, and reasonable, decisions I make may change. 9. As proof of reading the rules, I expect all applicants to make a comment about another player's Character Sheet (including mine), this can be something you like, or constructive criticism to help them improve. Character Sheets: The following are the Character Skeletons for the 7th Mobile Armor Suit Team. The CS's are a 2 part set. The first part is your character, the pilot. The second part is your MAS, which you can make using the builder above. Pilot Profile MAS Profile Player Roles Name: Last name, First name Age: The minimum age of a pilot fresh out of training is 20 Gender: Your pilot's gender Callsign/Codename: Nickname/Alias your Pilot goes by in combat Kills: Your pilot's kill record. Obviously a fresh pilot should have pretty much no kills, whereas a veteran should have more. 'Ace' status is earned at 50 kills. - Note that kills indicate the number of enemy MAS's downed. The Coalition no longer pilots Aerospace fighters. Psychological Analysis: Fancy talk for 'Personality'. Give me a good paragraph or so describing your character's personality. Rule of thumb: the more detail, the better. Military Record: Your Character's background. Again, give me a few good paragraphs describing your character's history. Again, the more detail, the better. Equipment: Any equipment your character carries on his or her person. Extra flight equipment, sidearms, etc. Appearance: Your MAS's appearance. In this case, an image would be more appealing than text, and a combination of image and text can be used. Designation: The name of the MAS model as well as its production type (M - Mass Produced, P - Prototype, C - Custom, SO - Special Operations, etc.) Role: It's combat role, CQC, scouting, demolitions, etc Chassis: its size class, Ultra Light - Heavy Engine: Power cores in the MAS and the power provided Operating Time: Hours = Unused Power Units Description: Technobabble about your MAS, regarding its strengths, weaknesses, purpose, role, etc. Systems: Weapons, armor, shields, and extra systems will be listed here, along with their weight and power requirements I am a personal fan of smaller scale RPs, as such, I will only be accepting 4-5 other players to join me in this adventure. While you are free to make your character however you like, acceptance to this RP will be judged by me, and is not on a first come, first served basis. While not necessary, there are several roles I would like to see filled: The Captain/Naval Officer - This player will be unique in that instead of flying a MAS with the rest of the team, he will command the Carrier of Capital Ship that houses the MAS Team. This player has the option of creating his own Capital Ship and escorts, or using the ones that I will provide. This player will likely (but not necessarily) serve as my Co-GM and will be privy to information before the other players. The FNG (The Fucking New Guy) - This player should be among the youngest members of the team, as well as the least experienced. He has many roles, such as serving as the pseudo focus of the RP as the 'impressionable youngster', as well as likely having a brighter, likely more positive outlook than the rest of the gritty, scarred veterans that make up the rest of the team. He will either be broken down mentally and physically and reforged into a newer, stronger person through the fires of war, or serve as a beacon of hope for the rest of the team. - The new guy will also be flying a custom MAS that I have built for him for a little while before he flies his own. The Team Leader - This player will be relatively new to leading his/her team. S/he will either be recently promoted from within the squad, or recently assigned to lead the squad. This player will have responsibilities as the Team's leader, and will have to manage and deal with the clashing personalities of the squad- as well as the difficulties some of the NPC pilots may give him/her The rest of of the roles will be normal squad members, with preferably varied personalities and MAS's to keep this RP fresh and unique.