INTEREST CHECK 〘POLARIS.〙Sci-Fi/Apocalypse/"Superpowers"

Cresion Breezes

Professional Key Shaker
Original poster
DONATING MEMBER
Invitation Status
Posting Speed
One post per day, 1-3 posts per week, One post per week, Slow As Molasses
Online Availability
Afternoons to midnight-ish (EST)
Writing Levels
Give-No-Fucks, Intermediate, Adept, Adaptable
Preferred Character Gender
Male, Female,
Genres
Hard Scifi, Psychological, Generally weird stuff, fantasy is cool, modern fantasy is also cool, crime/film noir

"Somewhere, sometime, upon a world where we must live in perpetual daybreak……"

Sign-up is now Open

PROLOGUE.

Nobody knows what happened to The Planet, nobody knows its name, or who built the 600 kilometer thick artificial shell upon its surface, or why the climate control system failed 700 years ago. All we can do now is survive, upon this mechanical crust, chasing the night.

Welcome to The Planet, as its measly surface residents call it, a desolate world that is covered in a spherical man-made shell filled to the brim with machines, automatons, and structures that humanity cannot comprehend the purpose of. Most believe that the shell was constructed by the true residents of The Planet, those who live on the true crust of the world beneath the enormous construct.

Life on the surface used to be simple, energy and material could be harvested from pipes and linings, resources regularly flowed up from beneath, and a multitude of satellites controlled the climate of the surface. Organic life lived and thrived, until the fateful day The Planet stopped revolving. It happened so suddenly, satellites fell to the ground en masse, the climate became brittle and cold or scorching with radiation, the air thinned, and hostile machines began to attack organic life. Due to the disaster, the majority of The Planet became uninhabitable. Life took refuge underground, huddled away underground in the Daybreak Zones, the small band where the temperature can allow basic survival. It was difficult, but it got worse, as The Planet began to revolve again decades after the disaster. The Daybreak Zones were shifting, slowly, but too quick for life to keep up on foot. Despair was widespread as life inched towards extinction as the scorching day and freezing night inched forwards, until the emergence of the one thing that gave them hope...

POLARIS & GOD PROGRAMS.



Welcome to the Polaris, one of the last refuges of organic life. Constructed 700 years ago, it is a giant mobile fortress that houses the remnants of humanity & co. Following the Daybreak Zone, it makes laps around The Planet, year after year, always being soaked in the light of a sunrise. Society has stabilized and is functional, despite the dangers of the world.

Polaris had developed into a bustling society due to the fact that it houses the last hope for organic life: God Program Operators. God Programs are named for their ability to grant user control over certain aspects of The Planet, from abandoned satellites to sewage pipes. These Operators do various difficult tasks to ensure the Polaris functions as intended, from defeating hostile automated machinery to resource scouting.

God Programs Operators have various characteristics and abilities, mostly unique to the specific program attuned to, but there are a few shared traits. They become much more sturdy physically, and their metabolism undergoes changes, allowing them to only require 20% of food, water, and oxygen compared to their original bodies. A powerful regenerative ability is also granted, allowing Operators to regenerate almost any injury as long as their vital organs and brain are intact. The rate differs between different types of programs, but all users are capable of fully reconstructing entire limbs and minor organs. Due to his, God Program Operators are often sent out on long-distance missions outside of Polaris in smaller vessels called Caravans.

Of course, it is not easy to become a God Program Operator. No one really knows what makes one compatible. Genetics seem to play a role, but even genetically identical clones and twins would often yield different results. There exists preliminary testing for compatibility administered to all residents, only one out of around two hundred individuals can be considered “compatible”, but not all of them can successfully attune. Anyone who yields a compatibility rate above 55% has the option to undergo the conversion process on a volunteer basis, but the higher the compatibility rate, the more they are encouraged to do so.

RACES.

Throughout the years, the Polaris has developed five branches of humans:

[Humans.] - The original carbon-based life, sometimes called the “unmods”, is believed to be what humans originally are like before the species branched out.

[Sifes.] - Short for “Silicon Life”, they are functionally similar to the original humans, but with varying color palettes and some physical properties. Can interbreed with humans to create carbon-silicon hybrids.

[Series.] - Purely artificial humans created from scratch, usually have no biological sex or reproductive abilities. A somewhat controversial group that is made in bulk for the sole purpose of operating God Programs.

[Clones.] - Artificial humans made from a genetic template of a natural-born person, either a complete copy or with some modifications. It is usually required for the original template provider to have passed or expressed explicit consent in order for a clone to be produced.

[Auxiliaries.] - Digital life forms, and no, organic life cannot fully upload their consciousness into digital form. Auxiliaries are created either from scratch or from a personality matrix of an existing person, they have the unique privilege of not risking death when attuning to a God Program.

*More info exists, will post in lore/CS if there is enough interest.

OOC.

-Hi, glad to see that you’ve read all this stuff I wrote, there is a lot more lore but I wanted to see if there is interest first before I drill it all out.

-This RP would focus on characters with their God Program powers trying to complete missions in order to protect what little life remains in an artificial wasteland, engaging in social discourse in the remains of human society, and slowly uncover more about the truth behind the world. Definitely will be kind of anime/video game-esque with the feeling.

-There will be an overarching plot but it will be more or so episodic with “mission” episodes.

-My goal is 4-5 players currently, with intermediate, one post per 7-10 days posting expectations, and Art (preferably anime) FCs.

-Discord probably required if I decide to run this.

-That’s all currently, feel free to express interest or ask questions!
 
Last edited:

Sidereal

缘分
Posting Speed
1-3 posts per week, One post per week
Writing Levels
Intermediate, Adept, Advanced
Hello, I'm also interested. The setting looks unique and well-polished.

Out of curiosity, are you familiar with Tsutomu Nihei's works? Certain aspects of the worldbuilding seem vaguely reminiscent of his stuff.
 

Cresion Breezes

Professional Key Shaker
Original poster
DONATING MEMBER
Invitation Status
Posting Speed
One post per day, 1-3 posts per week, One post per week, Slow As Molasses
Online Availability
Afternoons to midnight-ish (EST)
Writing Levels
Give-No-Fucks, Intermediate, Adept, Adaptable
Preferred Character Gender
Male, Female,
Genres
Hard Scifi, Psychological, Generally weird stuff, fantasy is cool, modern fantasy is also cool, crime/film noir
Hello, I'm also interested. The setting looks unique and well-polished.

Out of curiosity, are you familiar with Tsutomu Nihei's works? Certain aspects of the worldbuilding seem vaguely reminiscent of his stuff.
Yes, in fact this setting was mainly inspired by three things: BLAME!, God Eater and Snowpiercer ^^
 

Cresion Breezes

Professional Key Shaker
Original poster
DONATING MEMBER
Invitation Status
Posting Speed
One post per day, 1-3 posts per week, One post per week, Slow As Molasses
Online Availability
Afternoons to midnight-ish (EST)
Writing Levels
Give-No-Fucks, Intermediate, Adept, Adaptable
Preferred Character Gender
Male, Female,
Genres
Hard Scifi, Psychological, Generally weird stuff, fantasy is cool, modern fantasy is also cool, crime/film noir
I’m a big fan of Snowpiercer.
So am I but I more or less just took the "transportation goings brrr around the world" concept, this RP might not be as focused on class discord aspects...at least not initially *cough cough*.

That being said I am seeing enough interest that I will work on writing and illustrating the lore thread (I am attempting to do all the art of this RP myself but like, who knows time is a factor), it and sign-up would be up in a few days.
 
  • Like
Reactions: Ur Degaton

bratty_waifuwu

Pillow Princess
Invitation Status
Look for groups, Looking for partners
Posting Speed
One post per day, Multiple posts per week, 1-3 posts per week
Online Availability
Nights and weekends
Writing Levels
Give-No-Fucks, Beginner, Elementary, Intermediate, Adept
Preferred Character Gender
Female, Nonbinary, Transgender, Primarily Prefer Female
Genres
Sci fi, action, adventure, romance, horror, slice of life
Interested if there is still space ~
 

Cresion Breezes

Professional Key Shaker
Original poster
DONATING MEMBER
Invitation Status
Posting Speed
One post per day, 1-3 posts per week, One post per week, Slow As Molasses
Online Availability
Afternoons to midnight-ish (EST)
Writing Levels
Give-No-Fucks, Intermediate, Adept, Adaptable
Preferred Character Gender
Male, Female,
Genres
Hard Scifi, Psychological, Generally weird stuff, fantasy is cool, modern fantasy is also cool, crime/film noir
  • Thank
Reactions: bratty_waifuwu

Rads

Edgesquire
Invitation Status
Look for groups, Looking for partners
Posting Speed
Multiple posts per day, 1-3 posts per day, One post per day, Multiple posts per week, 1-3 posts per week
Online Availability
sorry don't know at this time but i'm happy to keep updating people
Writing Levels
Intermediate, Adept, Advanced
Preferred Character Gender
Male, Female, Primarily Prefer Male
Genres
fandom romance sci fi fantasy modern and possibly more
Hello, I'm also interested. The setting looks unique and well-polished.

Out of curiosity, are you familiar with Tsutomu Nihei's works? Certain aspects of the worldbuilding seem vaguely reminiscent of his stuff.
Yes, in fact this setting was mainly inspired by three things: BLAME!, God Eater and Snowpiercer ^^
I’m a big fan of Snowpiercer.
Snow pircer sucked but the other two were pretty good both in story and art.
 

Chaos.Pearl

Cosplay and Crime
Invitation Status
,
Posting Speed
Multiple posts per day
Online Availability
Since this virus started- 24/7
Writing Levels
Advanced, Adaptable
Preferred Character Gender
Male, Female, Transgender, , Primarily Prefer Male
Genres
Fantasy, Sci-Fi, HONESTLY anything. My primary source of inspiration is DnD
Very interested if there’s still some space !!
 

Cresion Breezes

Professional Key Shaker
Original poster
DONATING MEMBER
Invitation Status
Posting Speed
One post per day, 1-3 posts per week, One post per week, Slow As Molasses
Online Availability
Afternoons to midnight-ish (EST)
Writing Levels
Give-No-Fucks, Intermediate, Adept, Adaptable
Preferred Character Gender
Male, Female,
Genres
Hard Scifi, Psychological, Generally weird stuff, fantasy is cool, modern fantasy is also cool, crime/film noir
Very interested if there’s still some space !!
Judging by discord joins there is tentatively 1 space left

Edit: I do not expect every person who expressed interest to actually join so there could still be space if anyone else is looking at this.
 
Last edited:

Cresion Breezes

Professional Key Shaker
Original poster
DONATING MEMBER
Invitation Status
Posting Speed
One post per day, 1-3 posts per week, One post per week, Slow As Molasses
Online Availability
Afternoons to midnight-ish (EST)
Writing Levels
Give-No-Fucks, Intermediate, Adept, Adaptable
Preferred Character Gender
Male, Female,
Genres
Hard Scifi, Psychological, Generally weird stuff, fantasy is cool, modern fantasy is also cool, crime/film noir
  • Thank
Reactions: Spooky Paz

Cresion Breezes

Professional Key Shaker
Original poster
DONATING MEMBER
Invitation Status
Posting Speed
One post per day, 1-3 posts per week, One post per week, Slow As Molasses
Online Availability
Afternoons to midnight-ish (EST)
Writing Levels
Give-No-Fucks, Intermediate, Adept, Adaptable
Preferred Character Gender
Male, Female,
Genres
Hard Scifi, Psychological, Generally weird stuff, fantasy is cool, modern fantasy is also cool, crime/film noir
---This is currently tentatively full, if there are people who drop or withdraw their interest I will make according edits.---
 

Stryder

Big Bad Wolf
Invitation Status
, , ,
Posting Speed
Multiple posts per day, 1-3 posts per day, One post per day, 1-3 posts per week, One post per week
Online Availability
17:00 to 23:00 on weekdays and for weekends 24 hours
Writing Levels
Intermediate, Adept, Advanced, Prestige, Adaptable
Preferred Character Gender
Male
Genres
I'm game with all genres
I'm interested, it's nice to see something new just coming back here.
 

Mysty

♡ vast and brilliant. ♡
Invitation Status
Look for groups, Looking for partners
Posting Speed
1-3 posts per day, One post per day, 1-3 posts per week
Online Availability
Usually in the evenings and late at night.
Writing Levels
Adept, Advanced, Adaptable
Preferred Character Gender
Male, Female, Nonbinary, No Preferences
Genres
Definitely fantasy, anything with magic, sci-fi, apocalyptic, occasionally modern/slice of life depending on the plot.
I’m interested if a space frees up!