Thinia's Lament Setting and Plot: The Empire of Light balances precariously between barely contained peace and civil war. With Emperor Andesiion ill and slowly slipping from life, Duke Emeris, Regent to the crown and caretaker of young Crown Prince Andession the second, has taken over the duties of the throne. The resistance to the regency that was already flaring up in minor pockets across the galaxy has started to blaze hotter since Duke Emeris has gained control, and the Empire is in a precarious position. Desperate rumors have started to circulate. Every priest, physician, and surgeon of great repute has made a trip to the City Keep of Aurora, but none have been able to cure the young and ailing Emperor. Whispers tell of crazy men offering cures out of old wives tales. Unfortunately, it is beginning to appear that the Emperor shall not survive much longer. But this, all of this, is of little importance to you. You have been called to the chateau ship of the Lady Thinia. Your reputation has preceded you, and you will arrive at the ship of the woman whispers and rumors say is the mistress of the king. You've been told the trip is a simple one, and the mission easy. But the true nature of the mission is something you could never have believed... Information: You'll be playing an explorer, a minor courtier, or a person skilled in their trade that has reason to attract the attention of Lady Thinia in a professional capacity. Your character will be sent to retrieve something of great importance. This is a science fiction setting. However, there will be some mild magical elements. You will NOT be playing a magical character, as magic is more akin to classical alchemy in this setting than it is to fantasy magic. If you wish to play in a science fiction RP with elements of courtly intrigue and mystery, this might be the RP for you! Please, let us know if you wish to play! Additional Information: GMs: Vay and Revision Genre: Space Opera/Science Fiction Available Character Slots: Seven Character Classes: Explorer, pilot, courtier, mercenary, doctor. If you have another character type you wish to play, please PM one of the GMs. Characters should be good at what they do, but should not be godlike characters. They should instead be specialized characters. This will also be a mission where combat is not expected. Please do not expect to play a combat heavy character. Rules: 1) No Hijacking of others' characters. The only hijacking will be done by the GMs in cases of absolute necessity or of players having to be absent from the RP. 2) No out of place characters. If you are unsure of setting details, please ask before committing to the game. The setting is very courtly and full of intrigue, so please keep that in mind. This is not a roleplay for combat devils. 3) All characters must be above the age of twenty and an age appropriate to their skills and class. 4) Please, no super special characters. Your character should be good at what they do, as stated before. Your character should not, however, be good at everything. 5) Be able to post at least twice a week. Any player who fails to post for more than five days will be commandeered by the GMs until the player can post again. 6)Characters are to be, for all intents and purposes, human.