[FTL RP, DEAD] FTL: The Shadow Era

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Re: [FTL RP, LAST CHANCE TO JOIN!] FTL: The Shadow Era

Postby JakeCollins » Mon May 22, 2017 8:16 pm

Jaxximus wrote:If nobody shows up to take the Rebel captain and it's cool with you, I'd be willing to make a second character for the position.


I have decided that the Rebel Captain doesn't need to be Human. Your existing character, Kaditaxixaxxe, could be the Rebel Captain.
I think a Mantis would work fine as a Rebel Captain! (Even if they are not an official member of the Rebellion) Would you be willing to take that role?
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Re: [FTL RP, LAST CHANCE TO JOIN!] FTL: The Shadow Era

Postby Jaxximus » Mon May 22, 2017 11:56 pm

I have decided that the Rebel Captain doesn't need to be Human. Your existing character, Kaditaxixaxxe, could be the Rebel Captain.
I think a Mantis would work fine as a Rebel Captain! (Even if they are not an official member of the Rebellion) Would you be willing to take that role?


Sure. Nobody else seems gunning for it.
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Re: [FTL RP, GAME BEGUN!] FTL: The Shadow Era

Postby JakeCollins » Tue May 23, 2017 2:10 am

Now that everything is settled, we can begin the RP

Until the opportunity arrises, I will NOT be accepting any new characters. Sorry!

To all players in the RP: (elijahdb as Badgers, Chickengames as Resssa, mr_easy_money as Creeybo, stylesrj as Ruwen Shattersphere, and Jaxximus as Kaditaxixaxxe)
1. I suggest you bookmark this Forum page (and check it somewhat often) so you don't miss out on the action! :mrgreen:
2. Please remember the rules, as stated in the original post
3. If you need to leave, let us know (And we will drop your character off at the nearest habitable planet :twisted:

The RP story has begun! Have fun!

Error watched as the flashing lights of FTL-Transit faded and the Rock cargo ship dropped into ordinary space. He stared out the window, manipulating the Engi nano-cells in his eyes to create a higher definition image.

He saw a battered, broken down ship a little ways off, drifting calmly in open sky. This patched-up, scarred and steaming stealth ship was the best candidate for the Galaxies first-contact flagship? First-Contact with an advanced, hostile species? Error counted two, no, three visible hull breaches. This was the galaxies best? "Zzzzzzaaaaaulllllggggg..." Error made an Engi-beep of disgust.

Suddenly, a flash of light appeared quite close to the window causing the Rock cargo-ship to shudder a little. Another ship had just dropped out of FTL, its brilliant-orange color unmistakable. "Re-bels." Error stammered, slinking away into the darkness of the engine room. The Rebel ship, too, was battered and bruised- full of scars from the long forgotten Federation-Rebel war. Not forgotten enough Error thought, thinking back to the instruments and probes of the Rebel science facility so many years ago. How they scrambled his software to the point where even other Engi could not repair it. Every time this memory came back to him, he thought of an ancient Human nursery rhyme:
"Humpty-dumpy sat on a wall.
Humpty-dumpty was captured by Rebels.
All of the Engi and all of their tests,
couldn't put Humpty's base-code back together again!"

At least, that's how he thought it went. Error slid through the darkness, preparing the engines for an FTL jump.
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Re: [FTL RP, GAME BEGUN!] FTL: The Shadow Era

Postby Jaxximus » Tue May 23, 2017 2:50 am

The human crew were too face-blind to recognize Kadita's flickering antennae and mouthparts were not some "normal Mantis thing" but rather a sign of frustration. Here she was, on a ship nobody had bothered to show the respect of a full repair, surrounded by humans. What had the idea been, giving her charge of an ex-Rebel fighter, crewed primarily by ex-Rebels? Ensuring they did not decide to take one last suicide mission for the dead glory of their equally dead faction? She had no doubt that if need be, she could kill most of them, even if they cut her down partway through her defense. She assumed they knew that.

Never assume stupidity. That had been an early lesson.

As soon as they were fully within realspace did Kadita hit the comms, calling out on the encrypted frequency designated for the fleet's purposes. "Captain Kaditaxixaxxe, reporting in with the Oriole and crew. Ready to receive further instruction."
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Re: [FTL RP, GAME BEGUN!] FTL: The Shadow Era

Postby elijahdb » Tue May 23, 2017 3:39 am

Badgers ground his Stealth ship to a halt, the engine screeching in protest. The thing was a piece of junk, but a powerful one. It was previously used to blow up Rebels, however it had been stored in the hulls of a random Federation outpost after an attack on a Rebel colony containing ten giant ASB missiles.

Once Badgers had been chosen for the deed of discovering the wants and ways of the new Threat, the ship had been hastily re-fitted with a simple cloaking system and a Tactical Charge Laser II. However, there was only enough power on the ship for the weapons, oxygen and cloaking systems. Engine power had to fluctuate depending on the need of power in different systems.

A drone control system was on the ship, but after three ASB missiles had ripped through and torn it apart, it would require major upgrades before it would function again. No shield system existed on the ship.

A single drone lay in the hull, a Shield-ZX. When launched, it would create a Zoltan Shield bubble around the ship, charging faster and faster the more it warmed up. Many other drones such as this one existed, varying in styles, but most of them were lost, due to pirates and black markets. If one was found, it would be a hefty price to buy it.

Badgers had read all this in the bio of the ship, written by a random AI, programmed to do such a task. He felt sorry for computers like those, programmed to carry out a simple task throughout their entire existence.

The robot hybrid was a weird creature. Badgers possessed the mind of an intelligent being, with emotions as strong as a human, but he had an Engi-Lanius body meld. He couldn't suck oxygen out of rooms, but he didn't require it. Remembering this, and that no one else was on board, he turned to the controls, shutting down the oxygen and putting the extra power into the engines. Being a robot, Badgers didn't need to breathe anything in, all he needed was an electric charge when his power generator died out.

"Captain Badgers, reporting in with the 0o2-ZSC. No one else on board. Ready to receive and obey further instructions."
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Re: [FTL RP, GAME BEGUN!] FTL: The Shadow Era

Postby mr_easy_money » Tue May 23, 2017 12:01 pm

After a long hiatus from contact with nearly any species, having lived in isolation for a number of years -- for a holographic AI like herself, it felt like several eternities worth -- Creeybo breathed a heavy sigh of relief, but she knew as well as anybody else that the situation was grim. Engi and Zoltan fleets wiped out by a mysterious race of unknown origin? Creeybo just hoped that the crew aboard her ship would be nicer, at least.

Now, which ship would she transfer to? The details of the three ships were, hazy, to say the least. From the side window of her shuttle, all three didn't seem to be in the best condition. Join the Rock freighter? In the Rebel-Federation war era, the Rockmen were renowned for being xenophobic, much like the Rebels, and terribly isolationist too. Going with them might not be the best plan then... How about the Rebel ship? Creeybo couldn't quite make out what kind of ship that was, but it certainly wasn't a fighter. Creeybo didn't really know what to expect from post-war Rebels, or any Rebels for that matter, but the crew consisting of mainly humans? The humans from the same faction that put her into isolation in the first place? Sure, things had changed but until she knew how much, she wasn't going to take the chance.

Then there was another ship, a heavily battered stealth ship. The limited short-range scans of her shuttle proved insufficient to see anything beyond that, but Creeybo's innate ability to boost the capability sensor subsystems was just enough to see that the craft's life support offline, all oxygen aboard drained. Strange, but Creeybo leaped on this opportunity of emptiness for a chance at solace and some time to think -- the influx of change after all those years alone was overwhelming even for an AI like herself, capable of thinking on several things at once, this sudden difference took up most of her thoughts...

Creeybo docked her shuttle in the ship's cargo hold before disembarking on the ship. The lack of oxygen was a nice sight, a reminder of the place she had called home for the past few years, but she couldn't shake the thought of why. Were their other holograms on board, or Lanius even?

After placing all of her belongings in her quarters, she made her way to the long-forgotten sensor array, something of another life, so long ago. Her innate ability let her interface directly with the subsystem and be in touch with the sensors at all times. Several details about this ship suddenly became clear. The apparent lack of shields would leave the ship open for assault by asteroids, solar flares and fire weaponry, all of which were deadly to her fragile nature.

The systems actually on board were in various states of disrepair and would need to refitted if the ship was going to set out on its mission. The medical facilities aboard weren't even ready for service, a thought that sent a shiver down her holographic spine, given her physical fragility.

In terms of weaponry, the ship had some sort of charge laser. Creeybo had served aboard a science vessel, not outfitted for combat duty, equipped with some derivative of dual laser, so she didn't really know how useful it was.

But then there was something else, something unexpected. The systems and state of the ship were all rather uninteresting for the most part, but this detail stuck out like a glitch in her processor. The sensors indicated a being by the species name "Trogis", a hybrid Engi and Lanius creature. She'd never seen any sort of hybrid before, so naturally this was, interesting to say the least. Creeybo wondered what else had changed in the many years of her isolation...

"Sensors Specialist reporting in, designation Cr33-yBo." Announcing her presence like that seemed a bit redundant, but she was versed in Federation procedure so it was necessary. After all she didn't want to leave -- this was her chance to be part of something and meet people, something she'd been dying to do since forever. Besides, she figured it might even invoke some sort of response in the hybrid crew member. Might.
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Re: [FTL RP, GAME BEGUN!] FTL: The Shadow Era

Postby elijahdb » Tue May 23, 2017 12:49 pm

To everyone, this is the layout of the Stealth Ship. I can do the others if wanted.
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Badgers responded to the AI. "You don't have to converse to me in that formal way, we can communicate using informal language instead."

He got up from the helm, switching auto-pilot on and walking to the sensor station to meet his new crew-mate, Creeybo. He had seen many kinds of AI over the past years, but never one with a liking to long brown hair with blue streaks in it.

"I guess we're going to be the permanent crew of this ship, so we may as well uninstall the oxygen system." He contacted the Rock ship over the comms. "How long are we ceasing to jump? I want to take out an unnecessary system."
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Re: [FTL RP, GAME BEGUN!] FTL: The Shadow Era

Postby mr_easy_money » Tue May 23, 2017 1:12 pm

elijahdb wrote:To everyone, this is the layout of the Stealth Ship. I can do the others if wanted.

first off, this is pretty cool. just a few things to point out:
the cloaking system is missing :!:
the door subsystem has some of its equipment in front of a door
the image indicates the medbay equipment takes up a tile of that room. that's unintentional, right? (I don't have any problem with this, though Creeybo might, after all, Creeybo's pretty fragile ;) )
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Creeybo, having not talked to anybody in forever, was glad to hear such a nice response from the hybrid, and in response, "Oh, I was just going through procedure. The name's Cr33-yBo, but you can call me Creeybo. Removing the oxygen system would limit us to only species like ourselves which don't need any oxygen. Who knows, we might come across some forms of life which can't handle that, and may only desire coming aboard this ship, not the others." After a short pause of a few seconds, within which Creeybo contemplated what kind of personality the hybrid may have, though it seemed apparent their intentions are friendly, Creeybo added, "Pleased to meet you, uh... and your name is?"
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Re: [FTL RP, GAME BEGUN!] FTL: The Shadow Era

Postby elijahdb » Tue May 23, 2017 1:30 pm

mr_easy_money wrote:first off, this is pretty cool. just a few things to point out:
the cloaking system is missing :!:
the door subsystem has some of its equipment in front of a door
the image indicates the medbay equipment takes up a tile of that room. that's unintentional, right? (I don't have any problem with this, though Creeybo might, after all, Creeybo's pretty fragile ;) )

Thanks! The idea to meld the two Engi designs together just seemed so fitting for a stealth ship :P
1. Oh dear.. I'll add it when I have some free time.
2. That was the best door image that worked, sadly :/
3. I'll also fix that medbay to fit two.
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Re: [FTL RP, GAME BEGUN!] FTL: The Shadow Era

Postby mr_easy_money » Tue May 23, 2017 2:38 pm

elijahdb wrote:2. That was the best door image that worked, sadly :/

try this then ;)

(door image) Image
made that door image for one of my ship mods.
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did a bit of finagling and made this one:
(door image) Image
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so might want to change the medbay image to that one, as the thing is right in front of the airlock but that's up to you. the floor image I generated using border width of 2 and border margin of 3, though maybe get rid of the part next to engines (I see what you were going for there ;))

(also added the laser charger)

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