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IC LINK: Stellaris: Edens Odyssey
Welcome to Eden's Odyssey, enjoy your stay!
First matter of Business - What this is Second matter of Business - The History Third matter of Business - The Parliament and Presidency
Eden's Odyssey is an Interactive Empire RP. What Interactive RP means is that I will be going through a game of Stellaris as our empire, and you all will be able to claim Major or Minor characters (Major ones like the President, Parliament Members, Faction Heads, Head Scientists, Generals, etc. Minor ones like regular civilians, fighter pilots, construction ship pilots, non-descript politicians, etc) in the game (of which I will rename to your like liking). Then, in the IC, I will be posting updates of what happens in the game in a style similar to either that of an Acclaimed News Station or a Situation Report every few days IRL. These situation reports, due to the nature of the game moving through days, months and years quickly, will be erratic in their time line (for example, one situation report could detail what happens over the course of 10 years at max, or as small as just a few months).
Once a Situation Report is posted, you, as the RPers, can make RP based posts of your own style. The two main examples in these kinds of things are Journal Entries and normal RP posts. However Situation Reports take precedence, so when one is posted it's time to move on to making posts in relation to the new one. Of course i'll hold back on posting a new Situation Report should you, as the RPers, would want to continue RPing your current situation, and once that's done i'll then proceed to make the next Situation Report.
Due to the nature of the RP, I think you can kind of see why people prefer journal entries and short instances of RP in this kind of setting and RP style.
However, this doesn't mean that this is all that will be happening. Which means we move onto the Empire part of the type of RP this is. Basically, there are Political Factions (of which you yourself make, though i'll only allow up to a max of 5 Political Factions for the start) that your characters are a part of, and these political factions have members in Parliament. The parliament (aka you the RPers and any spectators that wish to participate but not make a full on character) can and will vote on Presidential Elections (which happen every 10 years) and Bills.
Bills are what you as RPers would utilize to decide on what I will do in the game.
It had happened in the year 2150, as people all across the world awoke or went about their day they had noticed something odd. As they looked up to the sky, those in the night noticed that the stars were different, while those in the day found a disturbing sight. A single sun as always, but this was very large and very red, a red dwarf for a sun. In just a few days scientists and astrologists all over the world had come to a single, startling conclusion. They weren't in the Sol system anymore, nor was the Sol System anywhere to be found in the vicinity of their satellites. Luckily the ISS and various satellites were still around, but unfortunately the Moon was also nowhere to be seen.
And thus as humans are wont to do, they panicked. Believing that this strange phenomenon would lead to the end of life on earth as they know it, nations hunkered down and fought over important resources and territories in an effort to stave off the percieved oncoming apocalypse. That was how World War 3 had started, and after 30 years of terse war and threats to push the big Nuclear Button, another startling revelation was realized. It had been 30 years and yet nothing on earth had changed at all. No insane hurricanes, no solar flares, no subsequent freezing or burning up of the planet, nothing. The earth was fine and the only losses to be had were those lost in the 30 year war.
Of course all nations were still wary of each-other, but in an effort to finally figure out what had happened those 30 years ago the nations of earth banded together into one unified front, the United Parliament of New Sol, renaming their solar system to New Sol and the earth to Eden, to show that even in these trying times Humanity would not falter, and would move forward.
The greatest scientists from all across the world were gathered together to create a method of space travel. The first major discovery lead to the creation of 4 new space borne facilities, Mining Stations, that harvested raw materials, named Minerals, and a new type of currency, aptly named "Energy Credits", from a few planets dotted around the New Sol system, including the large blue star that gave their planet life. Alongside Mining Stations were Research Stations and Starbases. Starbases are a more military focused facility built above the star in the solar system, harvesting it of Energy Credits, while allowing us to get an overview of the entire solar system itself and allowing Mining Stations and Research Stations to thrive without worry.
However, despite this advancement, humans were still on the back end as to how they would traverse to other solar systems. At first they had tried to utilize FTL drives, which in theory would allow instantaneous movement from one location to another, and while this did lead to interesting discoveries utilizable by various Fast Food Chains, it had lead to a dead end, as FTL based space travel was too far out of Eden's technological level.
The next to be attempted was a Solar Sail sublight type of travel, but despite the new discovery of hover technology (allowing the long fantasized creation of Solar Powered Hover Cars to be accessible and quickly spread through all of earth, effectively wiping carbon emissions entirely) this too was foregone due to the amount of time it would take to get from one solar system to another. Though this also did lead to the creation of basic Shield and Laser technology.
However, like a miracle, 19 years later on March 3rd, 2199 a new and actually feasible mode of stellar movement was discovered. Hyperlane theory had long been just that, a theory, but through a variety of scientific instruments and tests it was found that there are indeed unseeable lanes linked between the different solar systems in the galaxy. And just a few months later a variety of prototype probes to test the new Hyperdrive Engines were sent out, and were successful.
It is now January 1st, 2200 and already we have created a few ships to utilize this new Hyperdrive technology. The first to be created was the ISS Adriatic, a ship based around constructing Mining, Research and Starbase facilities wherever we need them, classified simply as a Construction Ship. The second is the ISS Hawking, named after the renowned scientist Steven Hawking, a ship classified as a Science ship, whose job is to go to new solar systems, survey them and if need be research any anomalies that might pop up. Finally, as humans often do, their latest creations would of course be a trio of Military ships, known as Albatross-class Corvette's, with no current admiral leading them (as there is no need, for now that is. We don't know exactly how they stack up to any potential stellar threats, but for now they do an apt job of keeping crime low on Eden.
Now it's up to the Parliament and the people of Eden to guide us through this strange, new universe.
This is a physical representation of our parliament. Our parliament consists of 1000 seats, and together the parliament creates bills and votes on said bills. Various political factions within the Parliament exist and you as roleplayers would create bills and vote on them together. We'll be doing these via OOC and their outcome will be detailed in Situation Reports. With Bills you can dictate where you would like to take the empire and what it does next until a new bill is passed that's specifications would change a previously passed bills.
You'll notice on the Character Sheets section that there is a Political Standing section, that's where you would tell us which political faction you would be representing in RP. Of course there is also a Political Party sheet that you'd create to actually create that political party as a whole.
On Presidency, every 10 years a new president will be elected, of which you as players can choose to run as or support a candidate that is currently running. A post will be created after this OP for CURRENT UNCLAIMED CHARACTERS/SPOTS and CURRENT RUNNING PRESIDENTIAL CANDIDATES. You can also designate yourself as the Head Representative of your Political Party if there's not one there already (first come first serve). If you do, during presidential elections, you can create an Ad, Interview, etc (of which you will DM to me) detailing your stance on the current election, who your party is voting for, etc. I'll then include said Ad's, Interviews, etc in a new Situation Report in the IC that everyone can see.
The newly elected president has the ability to Veto bills and can call Political, Economic, Scientific and Militaric control during their ruling should a situation calls for it, but as a representative democracy this would lead to a lot of negative views on the president themselves. As such it should only be done in terse and important situations that call for it.
When not called for then the Parliament decides Economic, Scientific and Militaric decisions (unless a bill is passed that passes on that duty to some other group).
A person who is the Head Representative of their Political Party gets 50 of the votes from that party under their control, regular members of that political party get 20 votes each.
Spectators who also wish to vote, have 10 Votes each. These 10 votes are taken from a pool of available votes and once the pool is deplenished for that bill/election then spectators can no longer vote. This pool is cobbled together from the still available votes from political factions.
So for instance if a political faction has 200 votes in total, the head representative takes 50 of those votes for themself, that leaves 150 left, then there are 3 party members in it, taking 60 votes for themselves. That leaves 90 votes left that Spectators can use from that political party. Each spectator can only vote once on each bill/election.
Please keep in mind that this is a very fast paced game and that anything can happen, so characters can suddenly die and time passes pretty quickly.
You are not required to join or be part of a political party. If you aren't part of one, feel free to put Independent in the Political Standing and Political Position section.
The list of Available Spots is listed in the post after this one.
Spot being claimed:
Political Standing: (What Political Party are you part of/supporting)
Political Position: (Head of Political Party, Political Party Member, etc)
Connections: (Family, Friends, other RPer's characters, etc, be sure to include what kind of connection it is)
Personal History: (Feel free to make this as long or as short as you like, keeping in mind that anything can happen and time passes quickly.)
Party Ethics: (Check the Ethics List tab to see what Ethics there are. You can pick up to 3, make sure they aren't conflicting (like Industrialist and Ecologist, or Materialist and Spritiualist)
Party Beliefs: (What does this political party believe is needed? Do they believe all Xeno's should be under our rule? Do they believe profit is found everywhere? Etc)
Party End Goal: (In the end what does this party want to achieve? A friendly relation with all species? Total control over the entire galaxy? Economic Stability? A utopia for all?)
Libertarian - Any society that does not embrace true liberty of its members - where an individual can rise to any position with enough hard work - is not only deeply unfair, but ultimately counterproductive.
Militarist - The only true virtues are courage and discipline, and channeled properly they can overcome any obstacle. Therein lies true strength; force withheld, a promise made.
Xenophobe - The stakes could not be higher as we reach into the vast uncharted expanses of the galaxy, for we are gambling with the very survival of our species! Never trust the alien; it's false smile hides an unknowable mind...
Individualist - The core mechanism of expansion is a process of accumulation: one in which our profits reaped from the sale of goods and services can be reinvested into the furthering of our own prosperity. It would be unwise to forget the merits of such a system, especially with the unparalleled new opportunities afforded us by our galactic expansion.
Elitist - Everybody isn't fit for any role in the great scheme of things. Skills, responsibilities, strengths of characters, qualities aren't equality distributed, and while some are better to lead and rule, others are better when lead and ruled over; everyone benefits from this.
Materialist - As we reach for the stars, we must put away childish things; gods, spirits and other phantasms of the brain. Reality is cruel and unforgiving, yet we must steel ourselves and secure the survival of our race through the unflinching pursuit of science and technology.
Industrialist - Rapid and efficient infrastructure development is a fundamental necessity in any civilized society. Special attention must be paid to our workers in order to ensure future economic prosperity. Whatever cost we incur is a small price for the future we assure ourselves.
Authoritarian - A strong, guiding hand is essential to the success of any civilization - the alternative would be anarchy and chaos. It is the duty of the state to steer its citizens towards the paths that are the most productive.
Pacifist - Conflict as a means to an end is a ridiculous concept. It is by nature destructive, destroying what was to be obtained or giving room to grow that which was to be destroyed.
Xenophile - There exists, in all of us, a deep-seated fascination for the unknown. An adventurous spirit that rejects the familiar and glories in the unfamiliar, whatever - or whomever - it may be.
Collectivist - Society works best when none are left behind, and this is best achieved by a societal control of the means of production, and fair redistribution of wealth.
Egalitarian - We should value people regardless of their personal achievements, whether it be patrimonial matters, intellectual superiority, or wealth. Nobody is considered more honorable just because he is more successful, one way or the other.
Spiritualist - There are those who think it behooves us to remember how tiny we are, how pointless our lives are in this vast uncaring universe... What Nonsense! The only truth we can ever know is that of our own existence. The universe - in all its apparent glory - is but a dream we all happen to share.
Ecologist - The true values of a planet lie in its natural resources: its atmosphere, its flora and fauna, and its landscape. Our success so far lies in our ability to preserve and maintain these assets, whilst at the same time benefiting economically and societally from them. These biological systems are the sustaining wealth of any civilization, and we would do well to remember that.
Current Political Parties
The Romanian Democrats
"Our main attitude towards the unknown is just that, unknown. But to protect our precious way of life we must have a policy to combat this unknown. Whatever lies out there in the abyss can only serve to be a threat to our daily lives, and we'd rather be prepared than welcome a backstabber with open arms. The only life to trust in this new system is ourselves, and the land beneath our feet."
Party End Goal:
-A strong central power to handle foreign affairs.
-Research to better protect ourselves from the dangers that await us.
-To expand our territory and claim the land in front of us that god has provided.
-To tame the wild unknown and return to civilization.
Rites of the Sun
Spiritualist, Militarist, Authoritarian
The Rites of the Sun believes the world is already dead and that humanity is in the afterlife. They think that the conquest of the universe is humanity’s birthright. Among the gifts of their god that they believe to be from him is FTL Travel is a gift from God. They believe that the Red Dwarf is the embodiment of their prophet.
More politically, however, they what a strong government, guided by the moral values of the Rites of the Sun. However, even better would be a government headed by the Church. They believe that a strong military will be needed in the conquest of space, not just the economy or other aspects of society. Among their ideas is that strength is what brought humanity into the afterlife and it should be what they use to gain their prize in it. Moreover, they think that all materialism is detestable. They see only truth in life is that of devotion to God, and that of the State which should only be guided by the principles of the Prophet’s morality and God himself. More or less, a theocratic government under the Rites of the Sun would censor any form of thought that includes ideas from the outside as this is already widely common within the Church itself.
A member of the Church of the Prophet and Disciples of the sun is called a Domist, after the Portuguese word for Sun. Outside of the influence of the Church, the group is most commonly called Domism. A Domist is expected to be devoted to the church in all aspects of life. They might exclude all who break its doctrine and are expected to live within Domist communities.
The leader of the Domist religion is the New Prophet, which is chosen a member of the inner circle of the followers closest to the Prophet of decades ago. The current New Prophet is Michael Força
Party End Goal
Spreading the ethics of the Rites of the Sun to all humans and colonize the universe.
The Rites of the Sun, or the Church of the Prophet and Disciples of the Sun, has its basis in the pre-WW3 Cults of South America during the 2150s. During this time of uncertainty the Cults particularly within of The New Brazilian Empire during the 3rd World War. Most of these groups were splintered and not completely organized. However, the start of WW3 brought to South America the growing power of one Church that soon overtook the rest. The Church of the Prophet and Disciples of the Sun had taken the signs of the new red sun has a sign that their prophet had already come to earth thus signaling the end of the world. WW3 had triggered it and the world had already ended, thus they were in the afterlife. From this belief, they think that the vast space around them is a gift from their God and that it is humanity obligation and right to expand and conquer their prize. In the present day, the Domist faith mainly occupies most of South America, with most of its influence being based within the remains of the Brazilian Empire, however there are pockets around the world of devote followers of Domism.
Spot being claimed:
General of Eden
The Romanian Democrats
Head of Political Party
John is a man that sticks to his beliefs more so than his morals. The final result is all that matters in the world to him, and that final result usually favors him one way or another. Despite what many think he does love humanity first and foremost, but any other race is secondary in all respects. He prides himself on being a god fearing man, and the biblical title of their new home certainly suits him just fine.
Joshua Kelibler: His only living relative is his brother that managed to avoid being a causality of the 30 year war.
Anna Kelibler: His wife that holds a minor political position herself.
Patrick Ross: His second in command in the political climate. A virtual yes man.
"Well before this all went down I was just another Texan. But now i'm more than that. For we are all Eden, and as a fellow member of Eden I like to do my job. What is that job you ask? To avoid the destruction of our way of life. We as humans have already harmed each other for years, so why should we give the "enemy" an edge. By being a collective whole we can serve our ultimate purpose. To reach the next step in humanity, and i'd like to do it by our own hands. Keeping outside influence to a minimum of course. But like I said I like to do my job, and that job is to create the proper Eden spoke of in the bible. God sent us out here for a reason after all right?"
John was a former general in America during the middle half of the 30 year war. He received multiple honors, and was always quite vocal in advocacy of his nation. Many flocked to him as his natural charisma and battle tactics more than his share of victories. At least that was until the final word came out, and it seemed as though the world truly wasn't fated to end. He was among the generals that were chosen to help lead the new united army of Eden. His sliver-tongue allowed him to beat out his completion to achieve the top seat on Eden only, but he also worked his way into getting a Parliament seat as well. This gave rise to his political party, The Romanian Democrats, as he believed that this universe was a gift from God. One that would be wasted if they let others boss them around, if there is other life out there in the first place.
Spot being claimed: Governor of Eden
Name: Michael Força
Political Standing: Rites of the Sun
Political Position: Head of the Party (New Prophet)
Personality: Quick, Decisive, Elitist, Strong-willed, violent, abusive, and manipulative.
Connections: Closest Political Ally - Logan Roshette
Personal History: Born in Brazil. Moved to Rio de Janeiro at a young age. Rose into Church ranks. Became Priest, Became Bishop, Became friends with Previous New Prophet after covering up a sex scandal. Became part of the inner circle. Assassinated Hiar. Became New Prophet after their death.
Name: Logan Roshette
Political Standing: Rites of the Sun
Political Position: Member of Parliament
Personality: Wise, Firm, Stubborn, Sly, Liar, Manipulative, Loyal
Connections: Friend Michael
Personal History: Elected an MP of Chile. After several terms became high ranking official within the political apparatus of the Rite of the Sun in the Eden Parliament
This is an RP done for fun, this does not encourage you to throw your political, religious or any other kind of view into it and force it onto others. Don't take this too seriously, we're just here to have some (if complicated) fun.