THIRTY SECONDS FROM MARS

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  1. THIRTY SECONDS FROM MARS
    It happened nearly twenty years ago…

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    The Antares Eta first appeared on the Red Planet. Apparently, our first encounter with alien life forms would not occur on Earth but on Mars. They are masters of nanotechnology and have on many fronts defeated Earth UN Forces on the Red Planet. However, they are split into two conflicting factions. One that wants to make peace with us and another that seeks to drive humans off and back to Earth. All our records suggest that the Antares Eta are ancient, widespread, and powerful.

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    Now, it’s 2214. The UN Colony City of Marelsou has recently been sacked, which means that the militant faction of the Antares Eta have just invaded the largest city on Mars. They now have access to all the files on Terra Forming and some of the military knowledge of our race.

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    This is were we come in, the UN Special Commando Unit PALMACH. We’re made up of the best of the best soldiers around. In more recent times we’ve defeated the powerful Russo Empire that had tried to claim the rights to interstellar moon travel all to themselves.

    Our goal: Reconquer Marelsou from the Antares Eta, seek out the leader of the alien’s peace movement, and then make damned sure we drive these fuckers off the Red Planet before they try to make their way towards Earth.
     
  2. Astorath walked over to the window and looked out at the courtyard.
     
  3. Melissa was standing in the middle of an ancient magical rune circle, double checking her work and trying to figure out what the circle is for.

    "She couldn't understand the ancient runes at all." Kunari chuckle.
     
  4. Name: Sean Braafladt 

    Age: 27

    Occupations:  Sergeant of the Marines

    Appearance: 
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    Sean stands around 6’2” and weights 250 lbs. He is in shape and has played football for many years.

    Weapons option: Gatling gun that can fire up to 600 rounds per min. It has one really cool feature - the bullets track. Called "smart bullets", all you have to do is point and shoot. He has also been known to take several different combat knives on his person.

    Personality: Sean is known for being serious, and taking charge of a situation. However, on the flip side, he likes cracking stupid jokes and is a little insane. He loves 1990s Hip Hop; although the style has been long dead on Earth. Sean dislikes androids with a passion and refuses to use them in battle besides as scouts. The one thing he fears are dogs because of a trauma he suffered as a child.

    History: Sean was born in Harlem and was recruited because of his background in the gangs that control New York City. When he was 10, he was attacked by a rabid dog and it forced him to toughen up on the anarchist controlled city. At the age of 18, he joined with Franken’s Death Militia that managed to defeat the anarchists in NYC and thusly presented him with an option to join the UN Security Forces as a PALMACH because of his days as a partisan. He fought in the Russian campaign when the Neo-Tsar attempted to control launch sites throughout Europe. The trip to Mars will be the first time he has ever set foot on any other world besides for Earth.
     
  5. Name:Mathew Johnson

    Occupation: Combat Engineer

    Appearance:
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    Around 175cm tall and well built Mathew is often mistaken for a Marine even in the blue off-duty dress on the engineer corps.

    Weapons: M-16A2; M11 9mm; 4 x Semtex Charges.

    Personality: Mathew is happiest when things are exploding around him. He loves to see how much damage he can do with just a single charge. Off duty he can often be found in his quarters tinkering with various devices to the sound of heavy rock. He is relatively easy to talk to, not being afraid to share his opinion on any given subject. In the field he tends to avoid bullets letting the marines do their job clearing the way for him to blow up whatever needs blowing up.

    Past: AT the start of the Russian campaign the UN called for men from all member nations to fill all battlefield roles. From the Commonwealth League came a close squad of engineers trained for demolitions, mine-sweeping, and battlefield construction. A few where assigned to PALMACH amongst them was Mathew. He was wounded at the fierce battle of Volgograd and spent the rest of the war in a hospital in Frankfurt and has only just recenlt been cleared to resume duty.
     
  6. o_O

    This is not a Rory RP....

    Where's the annoying little girl, or the over-complicated philosophy?


    Who did this to you Rory? *holds up a doll* Show me where they touched you.
     
  7. oh ok, thank you~
     
  8. I just may have perculated some interest in this. Give me a bit of time to run it over my schedule bot.
     
  9. *raises hand!* I'm the cute adult girl! Does that count?!
     
  10. Ok wait so like, what's the type of technology and shit? Are we Mass Effecting it up with our super plasma weapons or wearing Clone Trooper armor or is it more like Halo style marines/navy?

    Wait, Rory? Where's the anime?
     
  11. Technology is what ever sci fi movie, book, or video game you want to rip ideas from. I, personally, see it as mostly super plasma weapons or "smart" bullets (Think like tiny self guided missiles). As for armor, I am going to say Halo is probably closer than the bright white armor of the Clone Troopers.
     
  12. And this is why I pretty much idolize Jim Butcher and Harry Dresden as a whole.

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    Sometimes the most remarkable things seem commonplace. I mean, when you think about it, jet travel is pretty freaking remarkable. You get in a plane, it defies the gravity of a entire planet by exploiting a loophole with air pressure, and it flies across distances that would take months or years to cross by any means of travel that has been significant for more than a century or three. You hurtle above the earth at enough speed to kill you instantly should you bump into something, and you can only breathe because someone built you a really good tin can that seems tight enough to hold in a decent amount of air. Hundreds of millions of man-hours of work and struggle and research, blood, sweat, tears and lives have gone into the history of air travel, and it has totally revolutionized the face of our planet and societies.

    But get on any flight in the country, and I absolutely promise you that you will find someone who, in the face of all that incredible achievement, will be willing to complain about the drinks. The drinks, people.

    That was me on the staircase to Chicago-Over-Chicago. Yes, I was standing on nothing but congealed starlight. Yes, I was walking up through a savage storm, the wind threatening to tear me off and throw me into the freezing waters of lake Michigan far below. Yes, I was using a legendary and enchanted means of travel to transcend the border between one dimension and the next, and on my way to an epic struggle between ancient and elemental forces.

    But all I could think to say, between panting breaths, was, "Yeah. Sure. They couldn't possibly have made this an escalator."​
     
  13. They keep spamming my RP, how rude. >:(

    And it is official, Diana has made a character more annoying than Colie. Impressive.
     
  14. You snaked the occupation list from what I wrote for the Norfolkians, you bastard!

    I may just consider joining, after I summon the spirit of Johnnie Cochran and have you sued for copyright infringement.
     
  15. Name: David Solorzano

    Age: 29

    Occupations: Marine Corporal, Designated Marksman.

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    Weapons option:

    D24 DMR, a modified assault rifle created for the purpose of providing extra firing range and advanced scouting for squadrons where robots were unavailable, or unable of doing the things a human could. It has a range of 650 meters and a zoom that goes from 2x to 10x. Its bullets can pierce thin walls and it comes with heat vision and night vision, though neither works well at the maximum zoom of the scope, these modifications have given the gun much less ammunition than the standard assault rifle, and no need for being fully automatic. He also carries a handgun that has a recharging cell (thus he never needs to carry ammo for it), he can shoot about ten rounds with it until the charge is depleted and it takes a few seconds for the battery to recharge, it does need a change of batteries once the charge is fully depleted.

    Personality:

    He has a dark sense of humor, often cracking jokes about the dead in a calm manner when he’s taking a shot. He’s not too worried about things outside of his work, specially not too concerned about his health, thus he has a lot of vices. He’s not one for long conversations, but he muses himself with spoken thoughts while looking for targets on the field. He’s not introverted though, and often makes light jokes when working with a team, he’s not fond of hostility between co-workers.

    While on long-range battle he’s well capable of being inventive when the enemy comes close and all he has is a knife and a handgun, even when he’d rather fight them half a kilometer away.

    Past:

    Son of a former sniper and hunter, David learned to shoot from a very short age. Having not made a lot of himself once he was done with his schooling, he joined the Marines, and worked as a designated marksman on Mars, more often than not scouting ahead and keeping guard duty when he wasn’t on the field. Until the Russo Empire tried to claim the colonies, and war finally started. There David was ascended to Corporal, and admitted into the PALMACH for his shooting, and survival skills.
     
  16. somebody beat me to it xD
    But yeah. Some people choose other anime/manga that they've seen or read and it comes up as 'recommended.'

    I wish there was an easier way, though x'D

    I had an Animeplanet list, but MAL is more popular/more used. o^o7
     
  17. Ashely snuggle against Kunari.

    "I know you will."
     
  18. Did I hear you right just now?

    Let me get clarification on that...
     
  19. I sense ultimate bullet chaos approaching!
     
  20. I;m just glad we're not going in alone. A few minigunners and arty support would realy help.
     
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