Year: 2355 Location: Rival System, Constellation of Aquarius This is the thread set for all those who want to play villains in the RP Idlaide - The Rays of Fortune. The Ray pilots are in charge of keeping order in the Rival System. You are the extremists, businessmen, crime lords, politicians who don't care who you hurt to get ahead. There are three types of villain here: Religious - Fanatical extremism has been around for as long as there's been a faith to skew for one's own personal agenda. No religion is more dangerous than the Sacrificial Pious in this regard. Their faith believes in a cosmic oneness that connects everything. The soul is but a part of the divine essence of creation. The entire universe is, quite literally, the body of their god. The Unists believe the same thing, but the Pious take things a step further. They believe they can surrender their souls back to the essence of the universe, and they're bodies become nothing more than vessels, guided tools of the divine. For the villainous factions of the Pious, this means they're no longer responsible for their actions, and are among the most heartless of warriors. Ultimate goals: Spreading their enlightenment, restoring "purity" to the system. Primary world: Paipas. Political/Economic - Just like on Earth, planets in the Rival System have countries, and none more so than Rivas. Even Rivas doesn't have as many nations as Earth, and the casual observer would have a difficult time telling them apart. The economy is flush in Rivas, but it has power in every planet and moon in the system. Money is everywhere. Smaller countries are often endangered by larger ones, but a reversal of that trend can change with a little surprise force and some clever coups. Competition is steep as well, and often very cutthroat. Ultimate goals: Change in world orders, monetary conquest. Primary world: Rivas, but can be found in virtually any part of the system. Criminal - Where there is wealth, there is poverty. Where there is poverty, there is inevitably crime. In time, there is even crime lords, mobs, mafias - whatever you want to call them. They're tough, no-nonsense criminals, muscling in with drugs, human trafficking, unlicensed electronics and weaponry. They're as much a direct threat as they are suppliers of outside threats. It's rare for their power to spread beyond the atmosphere, but not impossible. Ultimate goals: Get ahead, earn respect in the criminal underworld. Primary world: Rivas. We will be running villains mostly in terms of themes. The current theme we're running - Plot of the Pious. Looking for villains in the religious order.