The Tower

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  1. "Fantasy is the impossible made probable. Science fiction is the improbable made possible." -Rod Serling


    "Why do we never meet anyone nice?"
    "Why is it we never meet anyone who can shoot straight?"
    -Lister and Cat (Red Dwarf)




    The Tower

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    Space is unforgiving. The foolish, the arrogant, and the prideful don't last long out here. They say you need a lot of luck to get through the harshness, to survive the dark and the troubles and the space between stars. There's three ways to get that luck. You can wait, hoping to stumble upon it. You can wish to some unseen source to transform your life and fortunes. Or you can go out and take luck by the hair and make it yours. That's what we did when we bought the Tower.

    I'd say we were just ordinary women, but that's not quite the case. Each of us is well trained, in our own ways. We're capable, strong, and have the wits to survive out here. A crew full of women is bound to attract unwanted attention, but I think we've shown most of those that appear and try to blindside us that we're not to be messed with. We're one of the best fleets for hire you can find. But times are slow...

    … and then there's the kid. Alright, she's no youth, but she sure is inexperienced in the ways of things. No spacer, that's for sure, and even less of a gun for hire. She still holds to the mentality that we're all princesses who should wait for a prince to rescue us. Well, that'll change when she realizes just what the men we run into the most are like.


    We have a rendezvous with one of them today. Al. Al's scum, a vicious sneaktheif and self styled Prince of the Underground. Rumors abound that he made a deal with the devil, but those with inside information know better. Years back, Al got his hands on a piece of technology that he sold parts of to three different bidders. Made himself a small fortune and started building up his criminal fleet. Since then, though, his luck hasn't been so good, and he's in danger of tipping into the minor leagues. Wonder what he has that makes him think he can afford us.

    To get to him, we've had to avoid space run by Alan Charming, a warlord who taxes anyone who goes through his space brutally. Not to mention he treats any all female crew as second class citizens. We made the mistake of letting one of his ships inspect us once. We were impounded for a week before they could take their dear sweet time and check on our weapons permits. He's not the worst, though. That would be Commander Phillip Prince, of the Intersystem Navy. Man is a complete waste of breath and only has his position because his daddy bought it for him. At least we don't have to go anywhere near his patrols this time.

    We're nearing the rendezvous point. I hope the girls are ready.



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    The Concept: This is a chat RP set in a science fiction setting. Characters are human and have no special powers, although they will be allowed to call a fairy godmother intervention to get them out of one sticky situation a piece. (see the rules) Each character will be female, part of the crew of the mercenary ship Tower. Each character should be loosely based on and modified from a fairly tale princess. I don't mind if you go with Disney versions of naming or if you choose other versions. Whichever you choose, their name should be modified for a science fiction setting. For instance, I'll be playing Ice, a science fiction version of Snow White. Each character should also have abilities related to their fairy tale namesake. They can either be directly related to abilities the character had or to other elements of the story. Ice will have skills with poison and diplomacy.

    The Plot: The crew of the Tower is about to find themselves in possession of half a map to a treasure of unspeakable wealth. What few rumors have survived about it say that it is so precious that it can buy kingdoms. They will have to brave bizarre hazards and charm “princes” to get the other half of the map before going after the treasure itself.

    The Players: Players can be male or female but must play a 'princess' and must abide by the rules of the game. The category of Princess is rather broad for purposes of this game. While it is suggested that you play a character based on a fairy tale princess (either legitimately born or eventually made that way by marriage), other fairy tale heroines will be accepted if well written.





     
  2. The Rules:

    Every player must fill out a character application and be approved before joining. If you apply, please be able to actually make it to the RP. This RP is tentatively schedule for Tuesday, April 10th at noon Iwaku chat time (central).

    No superpowers. Your characters are already going to be very skilled guns for hire. You don't get any special powers except for

    Each character gets one Fairy Godmother Intervention. Use these when you really need them. This is essentially like a bonus luck pool if this were a dice game. You may use it to pull off one insane stunt, to have something incredibly lucky happen (such as a captor forgetting to lock a door), or to accomplish a single short term nearly impossible task. It can also be used if you are stumped and need a sudden Ahah! moment for your character. It cannot be used to discover major plot points or to one shot the storyline villains.

    All player characters must be eighteen or older. They'd not be taken on as crew otherwise. This includes “the kid”.

    All characters must be female, though they don't necessarily have to be physically female.

    This RP may run several hours. If you can only be there part of the time, sign up for a back up sort of role.

    I shouldn't have to state this, but keep your character true to the setting. Also, don't make a character to try and break the setting. The point is not to win, it is to have fun.

    Be original! Or at least, as original as you can. Don't use someone else's reimagining. Come up with your own!
     
  3. Character Application


    Name: The character name itself. Probably not royalty.

    Fairy Tale Basis: The princess your character is based on.

    Skills: Skills, both combat and non, that will be of help to a crew.

    Equipment and weapons: Pretty obvious. Please keep these setting specific.

    Crew position: What does your character do, both on ship and off?

    History: Your character's past

    Appearance: A picture is fine, but please note any discrepancies and describe their outfit

    Personality: Character's personality. This should be somewhat based on the fairytale basis

    Three flaws: Three minor or major flaws

    Three gifts: Three areas your character excels in or things such as extraordinary beauty or voice

    Quirks and speech habits: Things to make your character unique without being overpowered.

    Write an entry in their journal: Write a recent journal entry for your character.
     
  4. The NPCs your character may know:

    Al the Thief. Self styled Prince of the underground, he is a vicious conniver who once had a strong powerbase. That power and wealth is slipping and Al is looking for something new to sink his teeth into. Al is six feet even, with dark tan skin and black eyes.

    Alan Charming. Alan is a warlord of great power. He rules an entire star system with an iron fist, as well as a great deal of the space outside the system. Alan sees the crew of the Tower as inferior yet useful, and has tried to coax them to become his private soldiers in the past. They do not trust him. He has black hair and brown eyes and is an inch over six feet tall.

    Phillip Prince. Phillip is a bubble headed commander of the ship Crown. Rumor has it his father bought him his commission and that Phillip is vastly incompetent at war. He is, however, an amazing political power grabber and has several people in various levels of legality working for him. He stands at six three and has blond hair and blue eyes.

    Robin Arrow- Robin is handsome, dashing, and an ally to the crew. He alone seems to look out for them, providing them with stolen ship upgrades and the software to get them past any checkpoint. Robin has brown hair and green eyes and stands at five foot nine.
     
  5. Joining! Post on Thursday I think?
    Never done a ChatRp before, so should be interesting :)
     
  6. Can I use Rapunzel? :3
     
  7. Sure! Just sci fi her up adequately!
     
  8. Name: Aenean Vollomond

    Fairy Tale Basis: Princess Jasmine, known in Arabian Nights as Badroulbador

    Skills:

    Equipment and weapons: Pretty obvious. Please keep these setting specific.

    Crew position: Third Mate, Flight Officer

    History: Your character's past

    Appearance:
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    Full outfit redux: plain black pants and a long-sleeved black sweater with a gold and turquoise "T" emblazoned on the right side below the shoulder. Her long black hair is kept tied with a turquoise scrunchie. She wears little makeup and no jewelry while on duty, but allows herself the indulgence of gold eyeshadow.


    Personality: Character's personality. This should be somewhat based on the fairytale basis

    Three flaws: Three minor or major flaws

    Three gifts: Three areas your character excels in or things such as extraordinary beauty or voice

    Quirks and speech habits: Things to make your character unique without being overpowered.

    Write an entry in their journal: Write a recent journal entry for your character.
     
  9. Sorry to say that I will have a guest on the day this RP is scheduled so I have to drop out. Rapunzel is free for the taking and sorry I couldn't join after all.