Space Adventure Time! Ship: The Conqueror Crew: 20 souls Purpose: Research vessel with light weaponry. Mission's length: 4 years from the lift off to landing back in Mars docks. Colonised planets: Mars (primarily mining), Uranus and Neptune's (research bases ) orbits. Spoiler (Move your mouse to the spoiler area to reveal the content) Show Spoiler Hide Spoiler Name: Natalia Menshikov Age: 28 Affiliation: Livco Inc. ( Primarily weapon's R&D). Appearance: Height: 5'8'' Hair color: Dark Brown/ Auburn Eye color: Grey Ethnicity/Origin: Visegrad Group There is something arrogant in the way Natalia carries herself. Her chin is slightly raised and features often show bored indifference. Still, there is little she can hide in terms of own emotions since Natalia's body language is rather expressive. She likes theatrical gestures and vapid, non committal conversations that help her in avoiding talking about emotionally difficult issues. Bio: Natalia was born when her family already bought majority of Livco's shares. She enjoyed rather luxurious and high end life, rarely interacting with people from lower classes. The Conqueror's crew is made of people from many backgrounds and social layers, which makes this all a new experience. Raised by a demanding parent, Natalia is a vain perfectionist who has little tolerance for mistakes (especially her own). There are many traits people around may find difficult to deal with: Natalia can be capricious, moody and stubborn. Life on a ship tamed her, but things may change once the true problems will start. ******* Name: Dr Lennox La Fayette Age: 25 Appearance: long brown hair (just beyond shoulder length), grey-blue eyes, slim build and aristocratic features. He is gentle and expressive with mild manners and a shy smile. 5'9" tall and slim. Bio: Lennox and his twin sister Lariene were born into poverty but destined for greatness. Both twins exhibited prodigeneous tendencies from a young age. Lariene was an exceptional dancer with above average intelligence. She strove to do well in school but her intelligence paled compared to her brother who was nothing short of exceptional. Lennox pretended to not know things in school to hide his capabilities so he would not be separated from his sister to take more advanced classes but his intelligence was discovered and his teachers insisted his parents make full use of his abilities. Lennox agreed on the condition he wasn't separated from his sister. He began reading advanced books and taking different exams but remained in his sisters class. Lariene's passion for dance led her to audition for the chance to enroll in the most prestigious ballet school in the known galaxy, far from their simple home on the poor colony planet Tyrrius. Lennox agreed to enroll in medical school if his sister earned her place in dance school. On the way home from her audition Lariene was killed in a tragic road traffic collision and eleven year old Lennox plunged into a deep depression for three years, his parents moves across colony for a fresh start but could ill afford treatment for their son. At 13 he was still very much lost in his woes and his parents had no choice but to send him to Citadel Corp to attend medical school so he could afford treatment for his depression which they could not provide. At 19 he graduated top of his class in medicine and began researching and practicing. His travels piqued an interest in xenobiolgy which he studied for 2 years and became a renowned researcher in. Now he has been selected to join the Conquerors crew for their next mission. ******* Name: Claudia "Scratch" Michaels Age: 30 Appearance: short, rough around the edges, she has her head shaved on one side and the other side is cut short, raven black hair with dyed green tips. She is of east Asian descent and has sallow skin and small dark eyes. She's short, 5'2" but packs a sizeable amount of muscle. She has a scar on her cheek and slightly overcrowded teeth. Bio: Youngest from a large family who owned shares in Livco, Claudia had to make her own way in the world and with a gaggle of older brothers pushing her around ... she ended up a little rougher rather than ladylike. She underwent training in Livco security department and quickly rose through the ranks because other underestimated her because she was a short woman. She was ruthless and earned the name Scratch from her tendency to fight dirty even when she didn't have to. She works closely with Natalie and the two have an amicable apbeit unuaual friendship, Scratch tests Natalie experimental weapons. ********** Name: Reed "Cap" Carter Age:32 Appearance : slightly tanned skin, brown eyes, has a neatly groomed goatee/beard and short brown-black hair. He has a dimpled smile and is generally overall pleasant. He's sometimes called the gentle giant as he's warm heartes but a staggering 6 feet in height. Despite his large size he's rarely regarded as intimidating. Bio: Only child to a military mom and a military dad, Reed was supposed to follow their footsteps but he was a sickly child and I'll fit for the military, he did however make a superb mechanic and his interest in flight technology was unparalleled. His parents invested in his interest and he want to flight school as soon as he was eligible. His health improved over the years and he even managed to get through basiciliyary training though he sticks mainly to flying and maintaining ships. His good nature and natural charisma saw him breeze into the role of captain with great ease and he was selected from Citadel Corp to lead the Conqueror crew to glory. He was selected because his personality appeared to best suit the needs of the complicated team, his warmth and compassion will hopefully bring people together. ******* Name: Roy 'Ghost' Fermi Age: 34 Affiliation:UNATU (United Nation Antiterrorist Unit) Appearance: Height: 6''2'' Hair color: Black Eye color: Brown Ethnicity/Origin: Israeli No matter how hard Roy would try to hide he is a soldier, it wouldn't work. His features bear few discolourations that betray reconstructive surgeries after many wounds he received in the line of duty. If that isn't enough a tell tale, Roy has been augmented with enhancements available for UN spec ops. His eyes has been replaced by complex optics and bones integrated with durable metal fibres. Roy's heart is surrounded by a thin, electrical network that can keep Roy alive even with significant blood loss. All this has a price though - a bouts of imminence pain which he needs strong painkillers for (this makes him a frequent guest at the med bay). Above all, Roy relies on anti-inflammatory drugs and steroids so his body won't reject all the augmentation. Bio: A child born in slums doesn't have much choice when it comes to future prospects. Between becoming a gang member or a simple slum dweller, Roy decided to join the military. It quickly became apparent he had a knack for it, especially for hunting down and killing people. He rose in ranks rather quickly, before joining spec ops team - to do what he did best. As a unit commander he earned a nickname 'Hardass' among his men, but Ghost among his enemies. Roy never had sadistic tendencies, but was a cold blooded killer when the need arose. A job is a job and it has to be done, no matter the cost. Because of the ruthless efficiency, but distant and nonabrasive attitude made him a good choice for a security chief who wouldn't lose his head when worse came to worst. Npc's so far: An unnamed co pilot girl. Scott Hardesky - astrophysics “Man has gone out to explore other worlds and other civilisations without having explored his own labyrinth of dark passages and secret chambers…” S. Lem The soft hum of engines slowly turned into a vibrating roar when the ship made another jump. The vessel began to shake, resonating like an angry bee. Natalia tensed, her muscles coiled and a sudden rush of adrenaline washed through her veins. The woman pressed her back against the cold, metal wall, but quickly changed her mind. Every time the jump happened she had a terrifying impression the ship would fall apart. Destroyed by the unknown forces that existed in those pockets of reality between space and time. They needed this physical torment as the light speed wouldn’t be enough to get them to another galaxy. So the Conqueror jumped, creating small wormholes. It strained the ship and the crew alike, after the jump their four engineers had to go through the systems, fixing damage to electronic components. For a human the jump meant nausea, headaches, brief loss of orientation and God only knew what else could get screwed up along the way. They agreed to pay the price, for the good of the mankind. And profit. When the signal came, it caught everyone by surprise. By the year 2096 humanity firmly believed to be alone in the universe. Or at least their own Galaxy, plus its closest neighbourhood. This arrogant, ethnocentric view was now challenged by a short message that came from the edges of Megallenic Cloud. A small, satellite Galaxy to Milky Way. It took the top mathematicians fifteen years to decipher it and they arrived to a surprising conclusion. The signal was a distress call, a distress call that had approximately one hundred fifty-thousand years. Whoever had sent the message might have died long time ago, leaving nothing but a handful of dust. It didn’t matter, they had to check and Natalia wasn’t one to miss out on something this big. Even if the chances of returning were slim. After another disgusting session in the bathroom and getting properly cleaned up, Natalia decided to see how the rest of the crew was fairing. The engineers designed the ship to have plenty of room, even if it meant sacrificing efficiency. Way to often the astronauts developed anxiety, depression or even psychosis from being locked up in tight spaces. When you spent 24/7 with someone things tend to get ugly. Everyone had their own little space, just in case they needed some solitude or were furious with another crew member. This solution had been employed ever since the murderous incident over Jupiter’s moon. For Natalia it meant seeing fewer people who annoyed her, which was just fine. She left her quarters and quietly talked through the hallways toward the main room where everyone had to show up after the jump. It wasn’t enough they could simply call in through their personal comms. No, the captain needed his headcount. Natalia didn’t like the man and had a hard time to hide it. First of all, he was the Citadel’s pawn. Secondly, the captain didn’t seem like a man who could make tough calls when things got hairy. In truth, Natalia was carrying around a grudge that no one made her a mission leader. The overseeing the ship’s researchers belonged to ‘second best’ category, yet still not enough for an ambitious heiress. ”Hi, Roy.” She greeted the security chief whose normally tawny, strong features turned oddly green. ”Don’t puke in the hallway.” Natalia added with a sigh to what Roy showed her a finger. A smirk crept on the woman’s lips; they were friends and such gestures already became a part of their feigned rivalry. Along the way she knocked on Claudia’s doors, hoping her friend would be there. They grew close over the past two years, maybe because they both knew means justified the end. Or maybe because they were there were only three women on the Conqueror. ”That was the final jump, let’s go celebrate before Cap will call for the assembly.” She called through the doors. Celebrating meant broaching Natalia’s secret stash of rum, whiskey and vodka. Alcohol could help with the space sickness. They should try it. For science.