TRANSMISSION LOST SYSTEM OVER RIDE >://INTERCEPTING TRANSMISSION. >://[P];SIG00-000: ??? >://[DATA LEECHING STABLE] >://[FORMAT];AUDI-VISUAL p;Feed Begin; "We encountered them within our first century of space exploration. The Jadha. It was then we realized how far we were behind in our conquest for the stars. Millions of planets were laid to waste long before we evolved enough to produce space faring craft. Yet the Jadha.."<<CONNECTION UNSTABLE>> "A lot was salvaged from what was left of their civilization. With enough time, we crafted faster-than-light craft capable of taking us far beyond our own Galaxy and into the Known Universe." "With the power to create artificial life, advanced mechanics and powerful weaponry, Human Kind was capable of easily holding their own against their newly found friends..or so they thought."<<CONNECTION LOST>> "Too many of us died in the war against our rivals. But they say Man Kind must have been favored by their god. We've been through five world wars already--one Universal War couldn't hurt too bad." "But it did hurt. An already shaken universe had been near totally destroyed of all civil habitable environments. Human ignorance had its hand in another total annihilation of environment--and we had just got here." "A universal surrender was immediately forged in the wake of the destruction we left behind. It was The Galactic Union: an inter-galactic organization to promote co-operation across all space-faring races. Since then, we've fought off countless doomsday scenarios, deadly space parasites and have counter multiple acts of space-terrorism through our united effort to create a safer space." "But something is wrong." "We get signals." "Ghost Signals." "Signals of officers and mercenaries calling for help. Distress signals that can't be traced for co-ordinates. Yet before the transmission is lost, they all send co-ordinates for about the same general vicinity. All of them seemed to talk about the same thing. The Jadha. I heard the Union was putting together a united effort to collect data on the matter. " "At first I thought it was a myth, but then I got a Ghost Signal too." >://[Message Ended]; >://[Leeching Completed]; >://[TRANSMISSION RECORDED]; >://[TRANSMISSION ENDED]; >://[INTERCEPTION SUCCESS]  USER:B606 Y3047,;DATALOG. SYSTEM REBOOTED >://RECEIVING VOICE TRANSMISSION. >://[P];SIG606-022;ACCEPTED. >://[CONNECTION UNSTABLE] >://[FORMAT];???? p;Begin; "Something is happening. I don't know wha<<CONNECTION BROKEN>>; I am alive. Do it now. The Jahda.<<CONNECTION BROKEN>>; Something is happening with this planetary system. Come to<<CONNECTION BROKEN>>; Coordinates. Come to<<CONNECTION BROKEN>>; Jahda. Do it now." >://[Message interrupted]; >://[Regaining Connection]; >://[CO-ORDINATES RECEIVED]; >://[TRANSMISSION LOST]; >://[ACCESSING] ________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ STAR MAPS (Move your mouse to reveal the content) STAR MAPS (open) STAR MAPS (close) SOLAR SYSTEMMoons: 1 Suns: 1  Notable Feature: Earth. Origin of the Human Race.  Notable Feature: Mars. Origin of the Martian Race. "Origins of the late organic life form. Self-named Homo Sapiens, having evolved out of their own natural environment to become the system's second space-faring race. The first of the system to become a long-term collaborator in the greater Known Universe." HARU CLUSTER  Notable Feature: Human-made planetary cluster  Notable Feature: Monitored by A.I System "HARU"  Notable Feature: Decommissioned GENESIS Unit "Man's first intergalactic project to build a habitable outlook station was spearheaded by their homegrown A.I technology that served them long after their launch to space. Planetary A.I cluster interface HARU served well into the Red Martian War that followed quickly after Man's debut in space." "The HARU CLUSTER was decommissioned shortly after suffering severe damage after serving in the Universal War. Most of what remains of the orbiting satellites is are salvaged mini-planets filled with refugees, escaping criminals and abandoned A.I systems that have used the planet as their home. The large space station poised at the gravitational center of the cluster is still used as a military base ran by an updated HARU software created by a semi-organic computing A.I system that was shortly mutated and drove out all human influencers from it’s planet with a violent attack. The planet now remains under martial law and is blocked off from most citizens.” "BSL also hosts man's first attempt at a genetic-technological hybrid technology capable of bonding multiple genomes to compatible organic technology. This salvaged technology originally created by the Jadha aided much in creating prototype powersuits that aided Human Kind in their Universal War." Environment: Technologically crafted to mimic Earth's gravitation and weather climate. The planet is mostly in a state of rust and decay as the harsh space environment has rusted the outpost faster than HARU could repair it on its own. Largely abandoned by most civil life, HARU is a common place for most scrap metal junkies and the poor who can't afford a living space in other civilian planets. The planet's singular pangea-like continent hosts a mega-city surrounded by a large rural outpost of scrap metals and abandoned homes. Cities are over-ran with nature--vermin and plants have taken over. Abandoned subways, wild animals hide the GENESIS unit somewhere in the city. SORESTA SYSTEM Location: Center of The Known Universe. Indigenous Lifeforms: Mixture of all Known race, advanced artificial life forms and A.I. Known Predators: Predator-Free Zone. Although terrorism, space- pirates and Covenant Army attacks are common. Known Diseases: Large range of viruses and data hacking known.  Notable Feature: SORESTA Space Resort & Casino  Notable Feature: SORESTA Space Observatory  Notable Feature: SORESTA Oceanic Reserve Planet  Notable Feature: SORESTA Metropolitan Area  Notable Feature: SORESTA (SCS) Space Circuit Series  Notable Feature: ARIAS Sky Tribe Reserve Planet  Notable Feature: Several Orbiting Security Clusters  Notable Feature: Several cluster-villages in orbit "A planetary system dedicated to housing travelers and tourists alike. A partially artificially created galaxy using entire planets and clusters to serve a singular purpose. SORESTA serves as a space-city for all--a giant metropolitan galactic state created by the G.U for all peace-loving citizens that desire a more permanent, civil living quarters in The Known Universe." Environment: G.U JAIL & Rehabilitation Cluster Location: One Bordering Every System of the Known Universe. Indigenous Lifeforms: Mixture of all Known races, advanced artificial life forms and A.I. Known Predators: Predator-Free Zone Outside Cells. Break-Outs possible. Known Diseases: Large range of viruses and data hacking known.  Notable Feature: G.U Asylum & Containment Centre  Notable Feature: G.U Hospital and Criminal Laboratories  Notable Feature: G.U Repurposing Facility  Notable Feature: G.U Interrogation Unit  Notable Features: Hard criminals kept in the lesser known universe's G.U Jail System. This region is un-mapped and hidden by governmental entities. "Forged from powerful Ether-based technology, G.U Jail clusters are re-designed from old space colony laboratories to hold dangerous criminals from each of their bordering systems. Each cluster hosts a the same general facilities and are a part of an interconnected network that works alongside several police security clusters, outlooks and clusters along civilian planets." Structure: G.U Jail clusters all follow a uniform structure. Three large docking bays receive incoming prison carriers which are cleared and scanned at the bridges for contamination and weaponry before being accounted for and documented by the space station's archives. At the central bay, where all three docking stations meet, prisoners are shuttled down to their cells--hosted on 1 of seven mega-floor systems operated by a primitive A.I system. Central Control Floor: The control floor hosts multiple control towers that controls the direction and environmental stability inside the chamber. Typically overseen by organic lifeforms and primitive A.I systems. UF1-2: Hosts weapon and resting bay area. Heavily guarded by organic staff-lifeforms. Central Bay, Central Power Unit: F1-F3: Hosts dedicated G.U re-enforced A.I monitored jail cells. F4-F7: The lower basement holds the most hardened criminals alongside criminal labs, hospitals, interrogation and repurposing facilities. COLONIAL SPACE SATELLITES Location: BAN GORA Indigenous Lifeforms: Various Known Predators: Various in containment Known Diseases: Various parasites and bacteria in containment <<ACCESS DENIED>> <<DATA ENCRYPTED>> [Enter G.U ID:] [Enter Password] [DNA Scanner Online]  Notable Feature: ??? Environment: XXXX MOKU'UMLocation: Bordering Indigenous Lifeforms: MOKU'A, Meezu Known Predators: Various un-classified organisms. Known Diseases: Large range of unknown diseases  Notable Feature: MOKU'A Tribe Center  Notable Feature: Meezu Clan Center  Notable Feature: MOKU'UM Forest  Notable Feature: Various Temples & Ruins  Notable Feature: Source of Valuable,Potentially Spiritual Knowledge "Home to to the oldest living races in the Known Universe, known to be the last race to have had contact with The Sage Races of old. Not much is documented about this planet. Many of these tribes have chosen to venture far into the civil world. Most have chosen to remain in silent isolation to preserve their way of life." Environment: Mostly unknown. MOKU'UM is a mostly forested/swamped planet filled with caverns and temples that serve as shelter to its inhabitant. Large tree-dwelling tribes are scattered around city-temple civilizations. TEMPLAR SYSTEMLocation: PLANETARY RESERVE Indigenous Lifeforms: The Known Known Predators: Setnia Guardians Known Diseases: Stable Environment  Notable Feature: Setnia Guardian System is Active  Notable Feature: Un-contacted for the past 1,289 years Environment: Requiring Update. "Home to the Known and Setnia. Known to be interconnected closely with MOKU'UM tribes before isolating themselves." OSU DODULocation: Bordering MOKU'UM Indigenous Lifeforms: DODUN City. Known Predators: WARNING. DO NOT APPROACH ENVIRONMENT. Known Diseases: xxxx  Notable Feature: Containment of The Garderners.  Notable Feature: Surrounded by fleets of G.U ships  Notable Feature: Surrounded by a Jadha-Ether Field Environment: XXXX G.U SYSTEM & ARMADA Location: Bordering The Known Meteor Belt Indigenous Lifeforms: Various Known Predators: None. Known Diseases: None.  Notable Feature: Environment: XXXX PLANETARY INTERLOPERSLocation: ??? Indigenous Lifeforms: ??? Known Predators: WARNING. DO NOT APPROACH ENVIRONMENT. Known Diseases: Large range of powerful viruses and data hacking known.  Notable Feature: ??? Environment: XXXX METEOR BORDER BELTLocation: ??? Indigenous Lifeforms: ??? Known Predators: WARNING. DO NOT APPROACH ENVIRONMENT. Known Diseases: Large range of powerful viruses and data hacking known.  Notable Feature: ??? Environment: XXXX FSL-EGJ266 Location: ??? Indigenous Lifeforms: ??? Known Predators: WARNING. DO NOT APPROACH ENVIRONMENT. Known Diseases: Large range of powerful viruses and data hacking known.  Notable Feature: ??? Environment: XXXX PR499Location: ??? Indigenous Lifeforms: ??? Known Predators: WARNING. DO NOT APPROACH ENVIRONMENT. Known Diseases: Large range of powerful viruses and data hacking known.  Notable Feature: ??? Environment: XXXX BAN GORALocation: ??? Indigenous Lifeforms: ??? Known Predators: WARNING. DO NOT APPROACH ENVIRONMENT. Known Diseases: Large range of powerful viruses and data hacking known.  Notable Feature: ??? Environment: XXXX [COMING SOON] Character Sheets (Move your mouse to reveal the content) Character Sheets (open) Character Sheets (close) Full Name Alias (If Any) Race Appearance (Please use discretion to try and fit the RP visual style) (Pictures are encouraged but not needed. Where you can't find a picture please describe in detail. Age Gender Sexuality (If any) Weapons, Arsenals & Equipment (If Any) Powers (If Any) Weaknesses & Flaws Special Skills (If Any) Personality Background Story Rules (Move your mouse to reveal the content) Rules (open) Rules (close) "1. Regular Iwaku Rules 2. Metagaming, Godmodding or creating Mary Sue's are not allowed. Characters will be checked for this. 3. 5-7 Complete sentences per post as minimal requirement. Quality > Quantity 4. Every IC post must have the name of the character you are writing for. Please choose a color (not white) in which to bold it. Once you chose your color for this character please keep it. When you write a fight scene, please also include a title to make navigating the RP easier. 5. On another note. I strongly encourage the use of spoilers, colors, bolding, pictures (encased in spoilers) and titles where appropriate in your CS to keep things precise and neatly organized within the thread. Lets try and keep the threads from becoming tedious eyesores. 6. Please be respectful to all players. Please be able to separate your IC drama from your real world OOC drama. 7. Adhere strictly to the combat system. Please wait 2 posts before posting again ICLY, or at least it is discussed in the OOC to do so. We want everyone to have an even chance to RP. 8. If you read this far and understand the rules please say so at the end of your CS." COMBAT SYSTEM (Move your mouse to reveal the content) COMBAT SYSTEM (open) COMBAT SYSTEM (close) "To initiate an attack you will roll a single die. You can use it in the "more options" drop down tab in the OOC thread in a post they make. The number that's landed on will determine how your attack will occur IC. The combat system does not casually permit OHKO's or instant deaths unless agreed upon with the RPers involved or GM. This counts for NPCs too. I rather prefer to ask and discuss than for you to assume. You must acknowledge the damage your character sustains, or the GM is allowed to assume your damage in-game. Every time you attack, please wait a post or two so that those RPers around you may react. When you are typing a fight scene, alongside your colored title of choice must go under a notification that you are writing a fight scene. Include your character and their opponent. Here's an example: SAMUS ARAN Samus vs Ridley 1 = Total Failure. Immediate and full counter is possible by defender. Defender must roll die. 2-5 = Partial Failure 1: Some of your attack hit well, some aspects did not and does not damage and hit as hard as you had imagined. Attacker decides. Decide with consideration. (Max 2) 6-10 = Partial Failure 2: Your hit connected, but something was missed and defended against. The defender gets to decide with consideration and gets to counter. 11-15= Almost Perfect 1: Half of your hit connected. Attacker decides with consideration. 16-19 = Almost Perfect 2: Half of your hit connected. Defender decides with consideration and gets to counter. 20= Critical Strike: Total Hit. Everything connects and works well. No chance to counter." RP STANDARDS & QUALITY CONTROL (Move your mouse to reveal the content) RP STANDARDS & QUALITY CONTROL (open) RP STANDARDS & QUALITY CONTROL (close) "This RP has a minimal quota of 1 paragraph per IC post. We type in complete sentences that are as grammatically correct as we can get them. That being said, quality over quantity is the name of the game. Please be as concise and content filled as you can. Try to be immersive. You are encouraged to post relevant pictures in-character in order to immerse the reader. Every character created or used in this RP will be subject to quality control of some sort. Dont worry, this is just to make sure you're character is sympathetic and not one-sided or OP. Your character, once used in this RP, also becomes canon within this RP's lore and will be used as a GM tool if you so happen to randomly vanish. This is in order to keep up the quality and flow of story. By RPing in this thread I'm assuming you agree to this. Dont worry, your character will be safe with me. If not. Well. Click off I guess. Romantic interests are allowed but graphic sexual intercourse and libertine roleplaying is forbidden here. Take it to your PM if your character's plot so demands so. Please also keep graphic forms of gore out of this RP. Keep it PG-13. I also do not want blatant and overused profanity for the sake of decency and quality roleplay. Although this RP will have a lot of action and adventure, it's about living breathing characters which requires a degree of atmosphere, finesse and development. I suggest you craft a character that can do both without seeming overpowered. Bad ass gunslingers are cool but can only go so far in a long-term RP. I much prefer a carefully crafted character with real human, grounded flaws and over a super-human bad ass with not much personality and a rock for a weakne--oh wait. Anyways, you get what I mean. Keep it SUPER HUMAN but realistically so. Finally, we're about having fun here. Although a GM's word is final, everyone's input is just as important and I try to factor in everyone's wishes if possible. Thank You." RP STANDARD & QUALITY CONTROL (CONTD) (Move your mouse to reveal the content) RP STANDARD & QUALITY CONTROL (CONTD) (open) RP STANDARD & QUALITY CONTROL (CONTD) (close) GM Philosophy Hey. Welcome to my RP! This is "Transmission Lost: Ghost Signals", which is a sci-fi adventure taking place in an original expansive RP universe that I've created for us all. With all my RP's, I try to be as immersive and professionally fun as I possibly can. I try to show, not tell. With this RP I decided to experiment with really emphasizing an immersive visual and writing style to have us feel like we really are playing with a different world. I try to let my fellow RPers have just as much power as the GM: you can create your own ideas alongside me. I consider it a free interactive experience and I hope you all jump in with me! There is a STANDARD to this RP though. I want this RP to be of some quality, not just a bunch of giant poorly made, boring posts that we all need to slave after just to read. I'm no one to talk, of course. We're all learning to be better RPers all the time :). So let's learn together and try to make a better RP space for everyone. What I Don't Want to See It's no secret that I'm relativley new to the forum RP scene. But since I've been looking around for a while..I've found a few repeating tropes among RPers that I don't want to see: -Overpowered Characters -Create Characters Without Personality -You Need to Show, not Tell -Posts that Don't Use Color, Spoilers, Illustrations Your characters should: 1) NOT Be the last of their race 2) NOT Be a government/science experiment 3) NOT be built like a tank: don't try to make them invincible. Down-to-earth characters will fair better in this RP. What I Encourage You to Create -Characters with interesting quirks and limits -Characters with more flaws and weaknesses than strengths OR -Simply balance characters -Create your own interesting combat, armor, vehicle, weapon and pet -Create an interesting background story for a sympathetic character -Chose any of the available races and be as creative with visual style as possible -SHOW dont TELL your story How to: Write Your Bio Story & Character I need you to be concise with every post you do. Having huge paragraphs to describe simple concepts is not acceptable. I always encourage you type your posts as if they were labors of love: proofread them often. Try not to repeat yourself unless for valuable emphasis. Most importantly, think of this RP as an exercise of showmanship. If you don't like it, chances we won't either. If you worked too hard to write it, we'll probably strain to read it. Keep it interesting, keep it awesome. Let's see and feel the characters, not have to read about them in huge blocks of text. This is NOT an RP for you If.. You cant handle criticism. This RP in no way is trying to personally attack you or anyone by making critiques on writing. This RP is NOT about creating the biggest baddest gunslinger tank-of-a-character you can think up of. If that's what you're tempted to create, this isn't the place to do it. Yes, this RP has combat, adventure, mystery and many different stories roped into one universe. That's the fun part. However, this RP is about finesse, atmosphere, immersion and showmanship of what we as RPers can put together. This is a labor of love, not a "who has the baddest character" race. Lets keep this adventure awesome. RP Ambition Level The ambition is pretty high here. I know the standard may scare away some, but that's not my intent. I set up rules to keep the standard up to par with what I made this initial Interest Thread with. Think of this entire Interest Thread as a sort of an example of what I think this entire RP should look like and be. Immersion. Drama. That's what I value. In Closing I invite you all to to join me in this RP. Let's have fun and enjoy the experience! Together I'm sure we can make an RP of amazing quality that stands as an example of what's possible when we're all motivated to make a great RP series. GM NOTE: asic Premise: The ancient, powerful and mythical race of the Jahda has been extinct since before the dawn of Mankind. Since the last Universal War of 2932, the oceans of space have been filled with clusters of mysterious ghost signals. Transmission signals that echo from no particular location in space whose connection are easily lost within a few seconds. Many distress signals dated from the past few years have been echoing throughout the Galaxies, begging and beckoning nearby ships for help and armed forced for security from the ancient race of the Jadha, whose planet has been missing for the past 3 millenia. The RP will follow a group of people who uncover these Ghost Signals and experience the many worlds, characters and problems of this new expansive RP universe. This is "Transmission Lost: Ghost Signals". More will be coming soon as I build the world for the next few hours. Comment below if youre interested and keep your eyes on the thread; this is going to be epic. If youre interested, lets create this world together! Im thinking of a space odyssey sort of philosophical adventure.