The Black Railgun OOC The Backstory The year is 2119 and Earth has completely changed(as is obvious in most such plots). Humanity has come to be ruled by a tyrant by the name of Lord Erik Knight, one of the richest, most influential people on Earth. Strangely enough, he brought with him a host of strange and new technology that he claims to have found on some other planet and reconstructed it here. Using this very strange metal, Arganium, Lord Erik created for himself a number of strange mechanical creatures which he called Tyrants. Furthermore, these mechanical creatures required pilots, Ryders to maneuver them. Each was created out of one of three basic Frames, the Armanoid, the Ravager and the Gunman each with their own battle specializations and talents. He recruited a select few to be the Ryders who made up Lord Erik's Inner Quadrants. Using them, he has established his rule all over the world. James Lyhall, one of Lord Erik's Inner Quadrants decided to defect after seeing the Lord's atrocities over the common man and so he smuggled across the world, half of the Lord's own Arganium in the dead of the night, unsuspecting as he was. He, along with his Tyrant, now Anti-Tyrant, decided to establish a rebel force against Lord Erik and it was then that James Lyhall, former Inner Quadrant and Ryder to a Tyrant became the Leader of AnTy. Some of the very first rebels who went on to become some of the best and most experienced. Recent Times The year is 2140 and James Lyhall is now the Commander of the organisation that goes by the name of RYDE. The recruits are many and there is now an all out war waging across the world, only James has Erik in his sights. Along with AnTy, he decides to attack at the eye of the storm. The 3 core Mecha Frames that a Ryder can pilot are as follows: Armanoid Ravager The Armanoid Frame is a very heavy Frame that specialises mostly in impact weaponry and concussive attacks. Armanoid's have plenty of hull space to store a variety of heavy weapons and shields. This in turn greatly reduces their movement speed. Weapon types range from Mechanical Clubs, Grenade Launchers, Burst Cannons, Shoulder-Mounted Cannons, etc. Defensive faculties may include equipment such as Hull Shield, Hover Shields, Bunker Modes, etc. The Ravager Frame is an immensely light-weight frame that is built for speed and maneuverability. On the other hand however, Ravagers are low on endurance and can be damaged by means of well-timed attacks. Ravagers use accelerators and thrusters to dash around the battlefield at immense speeds. Weapon types include Daggers, Dual Knives, Rattle Guns, etc. Defensive faculties may vary greatly ranging from Vital Shields to Plasma Shields. Advanced Frame Versions Mecha Frames have been known to exhibit higher capabilities in such an event as their Ryder being psychologically stressed or in a state of rage. This state is referred to as the Resonance State and research has showed that Arganium used to create these Frames acts as a catalyst in bringing about this transition. As to how it does that, no one knows. More research is being carried out on this subject. In-Depth Content There are a few more aspects to a Frame that vary from Mecha to Mecha and these will help you get a deeper understanding of how a Frame works and acts. Mecha Size Cockpit Mechas are naturally of different sizes which are categorized into Types. -Type I or MicroFrames are the smallest Frame sizes and stand at an average height of 30-40 feet, around as tall as a four storey house. -Type II or Standard are the normal-sized Frames that stand at an average height of 50-60 feet. -Type III or Behemoth are bigger than average Frames and stand at a height of 70-80 feet. [-Type IV or Orbital Frames are the rarest of all Frames and these have been known to be as tall as 100-120 feet. Believed to be long since destroyed or stripped for other purposes, Type IV Frames were the strongest of all Frames.] There's 3 Standard types of cockpits that a Mecha can be retrofitted with in order to suit the Ryder's needs. 1. Analogue- This is the oldest type of cockpit that utilizes standard switches and joystick-styled interfaces akin to that of an airplane's. 2. AutoControl- Two generations ahead of the Analogue, AutoControl cockpits utilize futuristic technology and design to give maximum control to the Ryder. Touch interfaces and holographic hover screens are what make up AutoControl. Standard Frames come fitted with earlier variants of this type. 3. NervePad- This is a revolutionary style of cockpits that consist of a chamber wherein Arganium laced panels and wires link the Ryder's nervous system to that of the Mecha's even as the Ryder uses the standard interface. to guide the more complex actions of the Mecha. In this cockpit, Mecha and Ryder act as if one. Character Sheets Ryder Profile Mecha Profile NPC Profile Ryder Name: Nickname/Alias: Gender: Age: Appearance: (Suits are not compulsory)[Attach Pictures(if any) at the top please] Talents and Abilities: Faction: (RYDE or Inner Quadrant) Weaponry: Personality: Bio: Mecha's Name: Mecha Frame: Size: Cockpit Type: Appearance: Weaponry: (List if multiple) Other Offensive/Defensive/Misc. Modifications: (If Applicable)(Maximum of 3)[List if multiple] Mecha's Capabilities: Name: Age: Gender: Appearance: Personality: Notable Traits: Relation with Your Character: [/Tabs] -Reservation List- RYDE 1. James Lyhall(@Aldriem) 2. @Rax Rosetta 3. @penguin055 4. @StarryNight 5. @Grimoire 6. @Dakota K. Inner Quadrant 1. Erik Knight(@Aldriem) 2. @Lady Bernkastel 3. @Evangelion 01 4. @Zerg 5. @Crono 6.- -Rules & Regulations- 0. Follow the Forum Rules at all costs. 1. Host's word is final. 2. No Godmodding, Metagaming or Bunnying. 3. Please keep all Out of Context chatter in the OOC Thread. 4. All IC Fights should be left back at the IC and should, in no way become OOC fights. 5. Please refrain from using overly explicit language. 5.5 While romance and such are not discouraged, scenes must fade to black if things get too close. 5. No Spamming, absolutely NO SPAMMING. 6. Have fun.