Halo: The SPARTAN-Vs

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  1. As per the orders of the United Nations Space Command Navy,

    You have been assigned to be stationed aboard the UNSC's latest Infinity-class warship, the UNSC Maelstrom. You will be sent to Luna, where the ship was constructed and awaits launch following preliminary testing. You will arrive by 17 November, 2613 for the christening ceremony, boarding, and the beginning of the five-year mission. Further details on your new assignment will be issued to you by your company commander. I bid you congratulations and good luck.

    Derrick Thompson,
    Rear Admiral Upper Half, UNSC Navy,
    Captain of the
    UNSC Maelstrom.

    Regarding the Maelstrom and Her Crew:

    About the Maelstrom

    The Maelstrom's Design

    The UNSC Maelstrom is the seventh and utmost recent addition to the UNSC's fleet of Infinity-class warships. As such, it is an ideal flagship and long-term exploration vessel as the ship itself is self-sustaining in terms of energy as well as food. The ship has a regular crew of roughly 17,200 personnel that can be divided as follows:

    -9,000 naval personnel (including SPARTANs)
    -6,000 marines
    -1,700 intelligence personnel
    -500 civilian/paramilitary personnel.

    Otherwise, the Maelstrom can safely accommodate roughly 30,000 people including personnel for various rescue missions and troop transport, though the Maelstrom is not designed for this purpose.

    Regardless, the other specifcations, except the massive amount of weaponry, is as follows:

    -Length: 5,694.2 meters
    -Width: 833.3 meters
    -Height: 1,041.2 meters
    -Hull Thickness: 490 centimeters of Titanium-A3

    The Maelstrom's Mission

    The Maelstrom's primary mission lies with peacekeeping within and exploration beyond the Outer Colonies into uncharted areas. However, with various seemingly unrelated attacks in the Outer Colonies, the Maelstrom and her crew, especially its SPARTAN-V platoon, has been asked to investigate and, if necessary, launch an offensive to subdue any major threats.
    Notable Areas Onboard
    -Nuclear Engine Reactors
    -Admiral's Quarter's/Office
    -SPARTAN-V Sector
    -Medical Ward
    -Cryogenics Bay

    UNSC Navy Enlisted Rates

    A brief explanation of rates:

    Rates are the combination of a rank and job and are used by the Navy exclusively. An example would be that a navigator with a base rank of Petty Officer Second Class would have the rate of "Navigator Second Class." For SPARTANs, the above rule only applies for E-1 through E-3 rates, as SPARTAN petty officers are referred to by rank and not rate.

    UNSC Navy Officer Rates
    UNSC naval officers do not have rates listed in the way that enlisted personnel do. Instead, all officers are addressed by rank. Warrant officers, however, as differentiated from regular officers by being treated primarily as enlisted personnel, but are specialists and trainers in their specialization. The exception to this unspoken rule is combat medical personnel, who are regarded as officers.

    UNSC Marine Enlisted Ranks
    UNSC Marine Officer Ranks

    Regarding SPARTAN-Vs

    Mjolnir Mark VI-B Armor and the MSP

    The Mjolnir Mark VI Power Armor is the utmost advanced of its kind. Capable of housing a top-of-the-line AI that will work with the wearer through the same neural link the armor uses. Increasing the wearer's abilities even further than before, the armor's nanomachines can heal the wearer's injuries and repair the armor itself in most cases. The armor itself also has a replenishing shield that helps prevent damage from enemy attacks.

    The Microstorage Supply Pack (MSP for short) is a recent invention meant to aid in storage and reduce strain on soldiers. So far it has only been integrated into a variation of the Mark VI armor known colloquially as the "Mark VI-B," which has been issued to all combat-active Spartans. The MSP allows for Spartans to store their two primary weapons and additional supplies. Magnum, energy weapons, and grenades still remain on the armor's exterior, however. It takes the appearance of a small, grey orb on back of the Mjolnir armor where the sheath for a combat knife rests on the small of the back. Items are brought out and sent back in using the neural interface in the Mark VI-B armor, but the weapons and items that can be used with the MSP are special variations of the standard items. This is due to the fact that, in order to store the items, they are converted to data and inserted into the MSP. The MSP also carries some spare ammunition.
    VI-B Armor Abilities
    Each suit of Mjolnir armor can accept a special perk referred to as an "Armor Ability." For the purposes of this roleplay, all Armor Abilities from Halo 4 are fair game, though some Abilities will be modified for roleplay purposes. Use the link below to read through applicable Abilities and choose one for you character.

    Armor Ability
    SPARTAN-V Abilities
    Part of the SPARTAN-V program involved activating psychokinetic powers in SPARTAN-V candidates via the stimulation certain cortexes in the brain and forcing the activation of a few specific latent genes and alleles. These abilities, which are used at the cost of proportional physical energy, include but are not limited to:

    -Telepathy Shielding (preventing a mind from being read via telepathy)
    -Psychokinetic Shielding (creating a physical wall that can cover about three people)
    SPARTAN Loadouts/Combat Roles

    Spartans, due to the MSP, can now have varying loadouts depending on their combat role. The basic layout is as follows:

    -Assault Rifle
    -A Second "Primary" Weapon
    -Combat Knife
    -Energy Weapon
    -2 Fragmentation Grenades
    -2 Plasma Grenades
    -An Armor Ability

    Combat Role specific rules for layouts are as follows:

    Demolitions: The second "primary" weapon is a Shotgun, the energy weapon is an Energy Hammer, and grenades are replaced with various explosives such as C4.

    Infantry: The second "primary" weapon cannot be a Sniper Rifle.

    Marksman/Sniper: The second "primary" weapon is a Sniper Rifle.

    Mechanic: The energy weapon and a set of grenades are replaced with various tools and gadgets, which can be used as melee weapons if necessary.

    Medic: The second "primary" weapon and one set of grenades are replaced with various medical tools, supplies, and medicines.

    Tactical: The energy weapon must be an Energy Sword or Energy Stave, while the second "primary" weapon must be a Battle Rifle or Submachine Gun.


    Primary Weapons

    MA5D Assault Rifle
    BR85 Heavy Battle Rifle
    M7 Submachine Gun
    M90 Shotgun
    Sniper Rifle System 99- Series 5

    Personal Armaments

    M6H Magnum
    UNSC Combat Knife

    Energy Weapons

    Type-1 Energy Sword
    Type-2 Energy Hammer
    Type-3 Energy Daggers
    Type-4 Energy Stave

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    1. Ammo is not infinite, nor are grenades, nor will energy weapons never need to recharge.
    2. Death is possible!
    3. Romance is at player discretion.
    4. Shields don't last forever, nor do Armor Abilities! Shields need time to recharge as do Armor Abilities.
    5. Despite the sci-fi setting, attempt to keep to realism in combat.
    6. Violation of the rules will result in character death.

    Ensign Leo-713, "Leonidas" (AceSorcerer)
    Warrant Officer 1 Lochan-685 "Lochi"/"Bright-Eyes" (AcedIt)

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    Designation: (The designation is a unique letter-serial number combination used to identify military and paramilitary civilian personnel. For Spartans the template is S###, with the numbers being the three-digit numerical designation that replaces a last name [ex. John-117 is designated S117]. “N” is used as a preface for all other Navy personnel, while “M” is used for Marines, “O” for the Office of Naval Intelligence, and “P” for paramilitary/civilian personnel.)

    Age: (25+ for SPARTANs, 18+ for everyone else.)


    Height: (Males are typically 190-210 cms without armor, while females are between 175-200 cm tall. Add 10 cm for when in armor.)

    Weight: (The male average ranges from 120-140 kg, while females range from 110-130 kg. Add 320 kgs for when in armor.)


    Eye Color:

    Hair Color:

    Branch: (UNSC Navy, UNSC Marines, Office of Naval Intelligence, or Civillian)

    Rate/Rank: (“Rate” is UNSC Navy, “Rank” if Marine or Naval Intel. Put pay grade in parenthesis)

    Assignment: (What ship and platoon is your character assigned to?)

    Position: (Platoon Commander, Captain, Spartan Commando, Infantry, etc)

    AI: (optional)

    Combat Role: (Demolitions, Infantry, Marksman/Sniper, Mechanic, Medic, or Tactical)

    Weapons Loadout:

    Appearance: (image optional)

    Personality: (optional)



    Notes of Interest:

    IC Thread: Halo: The SPARTAN-Vs IC
    Name: Leo-713

    Nick-/Codename: Leonidas

    Designation: S713

    Age: 26

    Gender: Male

    Height: 207 cm (w/out armor), 217 cm (in armor)

    Weight: 132 kg (w/out armor), 452 kg (in armor)

    Species: Augmented Human/SPARTAN-V

    Eye Color: Blue

    Hair Color: Black

    Branch: UNSC Navy

    Rate: Ensign (O-1)

    Assignment: S713 is assigned to Sigil Platoon which is stationed on the UNSC Maelstrom.

    Position: Platoon Commander, Sigil Platoon

    Athena (open)

    Combat Role: Tactical

    Weapons Loadout:

    -Assault Rifle
    -Battle Rifle
    -Energy Sword
    -Two Fragmentation Grenades
    -Two Plasma Grenades
    -Promethean Vision

    Above: Leo's face. His hair, however, is kept in regulation but grows faster than most people's as a side effect of his augmentations.

    Personality: Leo has a natural talent for leadership, though he has some self-esteem issues. Socially awkward, even for a SPARTAN, Leo can seem cold and calculating at first glance. But, when one gets closer to him they will find him to be a caring intellectual.

    Hobbies: Leo's hobbies range from reading various novels and studies, particularly studying various military histories and strategies, to taking care of the John, a black-furred Maine coon cat who somehow sneaked his way onto the Maelstrom and into Sigil Platoon's barracks and operations area.

    Biography: Leo was born under the name of Leo Gaius on the UEG agricultural world of Harvest after it was reclaimed by the UNSC from the Covenant. His parents worked for the UEG, with his father being a former UNSC Marine, working to return Harvest to the state in was in pro antebellum as they managed and worked on the arable areas of the planet's surface after terraforming it from its previous, Glassed state. Leo, however, soon displayed signs of what the UNSC was looking for in potential candidates for its SPARTAN-V Program, and his parents soon consented to releasing their son to the Program. After that, Leo Gaius was renamed Leo-713 and he began his initial training. As the training progress he showed tactical potential and prowess in various war games and simulations. As his methods were, to quote his instructors, "ruthless, efficient, and ingenious" he soon received the nickname and codename of "Leonidas," given to him by the instructors but soon catching on with his peers. Soon enough he was sent to receive officer training and the rest, as they say, is history. He now leads Sigil Platoon the UNSC Maelstrom.

    Notes of Interest: When the SPARTAN-V commander recruits were selected by their AIs, Athena picked Leo primarily because of his nickname, "Leonidas," who was a legendary Greek warrior while the AI herself is programmed to behave like the fabled Greek goddess.
    #1 AceSorcerer, Feb 27, 2016
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  2. Name: Lochan (Loh-cahn)

    Nick-/Codename: Bright-Eyes or Lochi (Pronounced like 'Loki')

    Designation: S685

    Age: 28

    Height: 175 cm (No Armor)

    Weight: 110 kg (No Armor)

    Species: Human/Spartan V

    Eye Color: Black (brown)

    Hair Color: Blue-black

    Branch: UNSC Navy

    Rate/Rank: Warrant Officer 1 (Spartan)

    Assignment: Platoon Sigil. Currently stationed on UNSC Maelstrom.

    Position: Spartan Commando

    Combat Role: Medic

    Weapons Loadout: SMG, military knife, energy daggers, pistol.

    Appearance: Lochan's supposed Eurasian origins are easy to see. Her hair is quite straight, but also a little on the soft side. It's kept in a short bob, and can be pulled back into a small puff of a ponytail. Her skin is slightly pale (though training kept it from being too pale), and is dotted with small freckles and moles. Like any Spartan, she is both tall and strong, though her muscle mass seems to be naturally compact and lean. This is excellent to get others to underestimate her. She's also quite flexible, for a Spartan, and has almost no body hair.

    Personality: Lochan appears to be a little air-headed, having trouble maintaining eye contact at times, and appearing easily distracted. However, she's always listening, even if she isn't looking. Because of how quick she is with her hands, Lochan was almost made a mechanic, but her intelligence and knack for soothing others shunted her into the Medical field. Some could say that she would have made a far better Doctor than she would have a soldier; Unfortunately, she doesn't have that option.

    While Lochan is obedient to authority, changes in such authority have always seemed to shake her a little. A few hours of uneasiness around a new commander, or even an officer a rank above her have always existed. However, as it did not interfere with her ability to follow and carry out orders, it was considered nothing to worry about.

    Hobbies: Reading, studying botany and anatomy, drawing.

    Biography: Lochan's origins are the same as any other Spartan: However, there was one factor that made her crucially different from most Spartans to date: She has no reproductive organs, or sex drive. This is to see if the lack of such things affected performance. If she had performed worse, she would have eventually been eliminated. However, she performed perfectly average, for a female spartan. Deeming it inconsequential, no other female Spartans were sterilized.

    This fact never seemed to bother Lochan, but it also seemed to plant something deep within her heart: Distrust of authority. A distrust that she's incapable of shaking. It hasn't gotten to the point of any open defiance (she knows better than that), but it's bled into her mind. Every time she's given an order, she follows it, but the question of "why" always rings in the back of her mind before, during, and after she carries it out.

    Notes of Interest:

    • Lochan very nearly didn't make the strength requirements for a female Spartan. She improved drastically during training, and any doubts about her were thrown aside.
    • Technically sexless, Lochan has no breasts, and is sometimes mistaken for male while in armor.
    • She is of Eurasian descent. Exactly what countries she descends from are unknown, as this is speculation based on the phenotypes she shows. Lochan herself is content with being known as Eurasian.
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  3. Marksmen reserved :3

  4. Name:





    200 cms (without armor), 210 (with armor)

    125 kgs (without water), 425 kgs (with armor)

    Augmented Human/SPARTAN-V

    Eye Color:

    Hair Color:

    UNSC Navy

    Petty Officer 3rd Class E-4

    Platoon Sigil and is currently stationed on the UNSC Maelstrom.

    Squad leader

    Combat Role:

    Weapons Loadout:
    -Assault Rifle
    -Sniper Rifle
    -Combat Knife
    -Energy Dagger
    -2 Fragmentation Grenades
    -2 Plasma Grenades
    -Active Camouflage


    Although he seems to be quite cocky and playful he takes his role as Squad leader seriously, thinking things through multiple times and making sure everyone gets out alive. He always makes jokes no matter what the situation which might seem like he doesn't understand what his position really is however it's just his way to release the tension and settle his squad down while processing his options.

    Micheal likes to write in his free time allowing his mind to take over and take him wherever it wanted. On top of that he enjoys reading sci-fi and horror books. Other than that he likes to play counselor, talking to his squad about their problems and making sure they are okay. He enjoys their trust and just helping however he can.

    His parents were both enlisted in the UNSC. His father was an engineer on an outer colony and his mother was a scientist at ONI. Shortly after she had gotten pregnant the covenant attack and his mother escaped. His father died and the planet got glassed. His mother had him on a UNSC ship. He and his mother traveled to and from different ONI programs until they encountered Halsey. His mother understood that she couldn't properly take care of him she let Halsey take him for the SPARTAN-V program. While in the program he never asked questions and merely did what he was asked. Although Micheal did have questions and he never would ask because he knew his mother wouldn't let him be here if it wasn't for his benefit. He excelled in combat and quickly rose ranks to lead his own squad while in training. He got his nickname Lucifer because of his service tag, which is 666. He is now a Squad Leader on the UNCS Maelstrom, within the Sigil Platoon.

    #4 Gremory, Feb 27, 2016
    Last edited: Feb 27, 2016
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  5. I hope more people join. Halo is probably my favorite series :3
  6. As do we all. Either way, please begin working on your reply to the IC thread.
    #6 AceSorcerer, Mar 2, 2016
    Last edited: Mar 2, 2016
  7. Alright :3
  8. Interested. Just double checking.... Do I have to make a Spartan character? And are there limits to how many characters I can make?
  9. @FrostedCamel I would recommend you have at least one SPARTAN, and I'll say the limit is three for now.
  10. Morpheus Name: Morpheus 514

    Codename: "Moe"

    Designation: S514

    Age: 26

    Gender: Male

    Height: 194cm without armor

    Weight: 135kg without armor

    Species: Augmented Human/SPARTAN-V

    Eye Color: Brown

    Hair Color: Black

    Branch: UNSC Navy

    Rate/Rank: SN (SPARTAN, E-3)

    Assignment: UNSC Maelstrom, Sigil Platoon

    Position: Spartan Commando

    AI: None

    Combat Role: Infantry

    Weapons Loadout:

    -Assault Rifle
    -Combat Knife
    -2 Fragmentation Grenades
    -Hardlight Shield

    Armor is a standard olive-drab green.

    Personality: Will build in-character, no clear decision on personality yet.

    Hobbies: Enjoys field stripping his weapons and hitting the gym as much as his time allows.

    Biography: Taken from the front porch of his grandmothers house to never be seen again, Morpheus was too young to realize what was going on. By the time that he was old enough to grapple his own kidnapping he was far beyond the point of anger or sadness. Simply meat for the machine, another life owned by the UNSC and he had no feelings on the matter.

    He trained hard like the rest of his fellow Spartan candidates and eventually made the cut. An average Spartan there is nothing very special about him with average scores in most every field.

    Notes of Interest: Dislikes AI, described as a "scratching" at the back of his mind when asked why.

    Adrien Travers
    Name: Adrien Travers

    Nickname: "Staff"

    Designation: M35886-13257

    Age: 32

    Gender: Female

    Height: 164cm

    Weight: 60.8kg

    Species: Human

    Eye Color: Hazel

    Hair Color: Brunette

    Branch: UNSC Marines, Naval Special Warfare Command

    Rank: Staff Sergeant

    Assignment: 105th Marine Expeditionary Unit, 2nd Shock Troops Battalion. Attached to UNSC Maelstrom.

    Position: ODST Team Leader

    Combat Role: Operator

    Weapons Loadout:
    M7 Submachine Gun (Silenced)
    M6H Magnum
    UNSC Combat Knife
    2 Fragmentation Grenades

    Appearance | Credit
    She has a small set of scars on the right side of her face from a close detonation of a greande.

    Armor Has the same color scheme, but her armor is scratched and burned where shrapnel, bullets, and plasma has connected or deflected with it.

    Personality: Travers can normally be found in a mess deck messing around with her squad or practicing combat tactics in a simulator room with them. She is sarcastic at all times and tends to get right to the problem at hand when in combat. Known to make distasteful jokes with great timing.

    Hobbies: Screwing with boots and normal infantry.

    Biography: Growing up on Ganymede in the ever constant view of Jupiter, Adrien was raised as a botanists daughter helping her father to tend his heavily modified crops and keep the massive dome that they grew in operational year round throughout high school. Upon graduating she decided to enlist in the UNSC Marines. She excelled through training and was selected to attempt Basic Reconnaissance Course near the end of her first year in the Corp.

    She graduated fifth in the course overall and first of the twenty other females present at graduation. She would serve another eight years in Force Recon with exemplary performance and a meritorious promotion after taking a shotgun blast to her side for her Corpsman. After rehabilitation Adrien submitted a package for ODST selection, and received notice of her selection for the next class just over a month later.

    Now an active ODST for five years, Adrien has dealt with a small uprisings, covert actions, and the occasional Promethean threat on outer colonies plenty.

    Experienced and unforgiving in combat, Adrien is the kind of ODST that people think of when they picture one, except that she is a woman.

    Notes of Interest:
    Does not trust the SPARTAN program, believing that it has churned out hundreds of emotionless, broken killing machines.

    If you don't like my ODST that's alright. But in honesty she was the one I had originally had in mind when I saw this so my SPARTAN is going to be an "on-the-go" type of character as I figure out what I want him to be.

    A side note, the ODST is going to have a fireteam of ODSTs that she's going to interact with, so like NPCs that a GM would normally watch over but I'll do it myself to give her something to do.
    #10 FrostedCaramel, Mar 4, 2016
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  11. So does the like mean they're both accepted, or should I wait for a real response...?
  12. They're both accepted, just a tad busy.
  13. What exactly is the posting time for this, just so I'm not expecting replies too often XD
  14. It should be a post every two days within a posting order. Just waiting on our warrant officer then it'll be my turn again.
  15. Aye aye cap
  16. So we are just waiting on a GM post right?
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  17. Will be getting a post up for my ODST tomorrow. Too tired to add it in today.
  18. Hate to double post but I updated my post to add in the ODST section.

    If there is a problem with my reasoning @AceSorcerer for them being present don't hesitate to tell me and I'll change my side of the story for them by the end of the day.
  19. This dead or we just waiting on something?
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