Eternal Sea's deals with piracy, but in space, and the lives of the Aeternia's crew. Characters will either start out as a member of the crew or enter the role play having been captured by the space pirates. From which point two choices will be given: Join us or learn what is past the airlock. Choosing the former will begin your official career in piracy and all attached form of criminal activities under the leadership of the feared Captain Zamyra "Bloodmoon" Drakazha. Zamyra being one of the most notorious Spacer's to live and whose reputation rightfully earned her the moniker: Scourge of the Sagittarius Arm.
Role players will naturally have a position or seek to obtain a position on the ship. Their position also acting as their social status aboard the vessel with the jobs forming rungs on a ladder. For being executed for Piracy is just as common as being stabbed in the back by a supposed colleague so watch out. Character deaths are to be expected but by no means a guarantee. Your characters (not you, your characters do not know what you know) will have to keep their wits about them to survive in a hostile environment and lifestyle.
As a result of all this the role play will be rather free form with the ship and crew bumping about the Galaxy Firefly style but will follow a loose plot to keep things moving along. More information on the Aeternia, Captain, and possibly crew will be gained along the way.
History of Mankind
What begins here is a summarized history of events from the 21st Century to the current era in the 6th Millennium. As Humanity burst from it's cradle amid danger of extinction to strike out among the stars in a diaspora of adventure and progress. But as always Humans are fickle, greedy, violent beings that soon began to fill their newfound interstellar dominions with war, intrigue, genocide, and all manner of internecine craft Humanity has honed to well. Era of Old Earth BC-2200AD Spanning from Pre-History to the 22nd Century AD the Era of Old Earth was a time when humanity was confined to the Sol System and the only habitable planet of Earth. By the Mid-21st Century Earth was plagued with resource wars, famine, and all manner of conflict. It was this desperation that launched the first automated mining stations and research facilities on The Moon, Mars, and the Asteroid belt. Progressing to permanent habitats on the Moon and Mars by 2080. By 2100 Humanity was choking Earth as overpopulation reached critical levels and the first generation ship left Earth for the Alpha Centauri system. Many more would follow for other neighboring stars. But by 2175 Humanity had discovered a very primitive form of FTL using an Alcubierre drive. Allowing ships to reach systems up to 5 Light years away in a single calculated jump. Some of these new ships arrived in systems before the surviving generation ships arrived and the local group of stars was colonized.
The United Federation Era 2200AD-2347AD) The limits of Human FTL and navigation limited Humanity to the local bubble of stellar systems. However even then great leaps in colonization where forming. Along with this came the first colonial wars as more developed worlds began to show signs of increased planetary consciousness to themselves as separate from Earth. Eventually culminating into the damaging Great Colonial Schism which was a series of wars from 2314-2347AD. Bringing an end to the United Federation and formally dissolving the United Nations and their parliamentary system. In exchange establishing the United Earth Directorate. A corporate conglomerate.
The Corporate Era 2347AD-2402AD The rise of megacorporations taking control of entire worlds replaced the former nations of Earth as the leaders of humanity. Great economic gains where made at the cost of social and civil liberties. But the corporations ruled with an iron fist as they are what funded the Earth military which won the Great Colonial Schism. It was not until the Martian Revolt of 2399 and the subsequent struggle that the corporations lost political and military power. Being replaced by the Terran Republic which returned to the ideals of democracy. Primitive Terraforming technology was introduced during this time to remake Mars and many other worlds into fully hospitable planets.
Terran Republic. 2402AD-2463AD The Terran Republic saw a restoration of the democratic ideals of the of democracy. However this too ended when a coup led by the victorious Admiral Julian Apostaric, victor of the Frontier Wars against the rebellious human settles of the Sirius Star system during the Sirian Insurgency. Founding the short lived Terran Hegemony that only lasted till 2477 with the murder of Apostaric and his entire family by Wilhelm von Ravenstar. Founding the Terran Empire with a constitution granting social and economic freedoms along with technological advances with the introduction of the Warp Engine.
Diaspora and Empire 2477AD-2955 The Diaspora and Empire go hand in hand as the Imperial fronted Warp Engine allowed humans to make calculated jumps that where cost effective at distances of up to 15 light years before needing refueling. Along with increased navigation computers allowed humanity to colonize much of the Orion Arm. The Ravenstar monarchs, good or bad, reigned over a momentous time in human history. The drawback was that the Empire was being outpaced by the rate of exploration and colonization with hundreds of worlds settled. The introduction of more advanced terraforming techniques hastened the amount of time it took to transform a world and also make it more Earthlike than ever before. It was in the beginning of this era that the Original Twenty, referencing the original Twenty worlds that managed to be founded without Imperial control took place. Forming nascent states out of the reach of the Empire. Ultimately this led to the Great War when the Empire learned and sought to conquer the Original Twenty. The result was the nuclear bombardment of Earth and the destruction of seven of the Original Twenty along with widespread damage to the Empire. Fragmenting humanity and Earth began to be lost to obscurity.
Warring Systems Era 2955AD-3600AD The dozens of warring systems of various governments and ideologies can best be analyzed as a stellar dark age for humanity. Much knowledge was lost during this lengthy period as the old Terran Empire fragmented and the Thirteen Spacer Colonies, the surviving worlds of the Original Twenty, became the dominant bastions of humanity during Imperial times. Ironically becoming the preservers of the technology and information lost as the Empire fell. It was these fierce competitions over territory and resources that Humanity began to leave the Orion Arm. Colonizing neighboring arms after the invention of the HyperWarp Drive and it's slow spread to the desperate worlds of mankind. Allowing ships to make jumps up to 100 light years in length.
Spacer Era & Galactic Empires 3600AD-Current Year of 5876AD
By 3600AD many of the warring states in the Orion Arm had been absorbed by the Star Kingdom of Orion (British Empire in space) centered on Procyon Primaris. The other three major Galactic dominions arising from the newly colonized arms of the Galaxy being the Sagittarius Star Empire (modeled on the German Empire/Prussia), Cygnus Interstellar Hegemony (Asian themed), and the Perseus United Systems (Western Democracy themed). Further advances like the Positron Matrix to create true artificial intelligences, various FTL drives allowing anything from a few dozen light years to thousands in a matter of hours, and all manner of biological enhancements.
The Ship (Using BFG since I like the aesthetic)
A Overview of the Aeternia
The Aeternia (in the picture it is the large ship firing at the smaller vessel and dominating the picture) was an Andromeda-Class Warship of the Orion Royal Navy and one of the most advanced ships-of-the-line to be put to space. Along with it being the only ship of its class to have been built. At 6.4 km long and 987 meters at it's widest it was also one of the largest ships for its time. Built to be able to house a sizable crew and hosting large automation due to its A.I. matrix forged into the ship itself. The ship itself has a brain via Positron Intelligence Matrix (PIM) that assists the Captain and crew in the running of the vessel along with storing data in the archives.
The ship, now more than a century old since it was taken by Captain Zamyra, has been modified to be far more comfortable than a military vessel. Complete with gym facilities, R&R deck, a pool, and crew quarters where people are not crammed like sardines all the time. No one knows exactly why Zamyra stole the ship when she defected from the Orion Navy, but rumors abound about the dreaded ship, and its sightings fill Spacers with dread. Perhaps more will be revealed...
My Character App A picture of Zamyra before she joined the Orion Navy.
Name: Zamyra Drakazha (pronounced like Zah-mir-aa Draak-asha) Nickname/Alias: "Bloodmoon" and "Scourge of the Sagittarius Arm." Age: 125 (Appears to be mid-late twenties but claims to be 30) Birthdate: December 30th, 5751AD (best guess) Position on Ship: Captain Gender: Female Relationship Status: Single (incase anyone wants to pursue such matters) Height: 5ft 11 Current Appearance: Zamyra looks to be in her mid to late twenties due to alleged rejuvenate treatments she managed to procure. Her only major change aside from a slight scar on her right cheek is an eye patch covering her left eye. She did not lose the eye, but it is instead a bionic eye allowing her to see in infrared, thermal, and ultra-violet in addition to sonar. However she hardly ever removed the eye-patch except when needed or for personal comfort. Despite the fact some may find it a bit gimmicky. Zamyra is athletic and lithe due to years of travel and hardship. Her past military background still makes her keep a strict physical regimen on top of her captaincy.
Zamyra was born on Solaria, a colony far to spinward in the Orion Arm, though she never tells the crew any of this, not that it would matter for her home world was deleted from galactic records for some inexplicable reason. Born to farming parents high in the mountains of her arguably beautiful home world she yearned for what lay beyond the skies of her planet. Eventually joining up with the Orion Royal Navy and earning a commission as a captain due to successful pirate hunting and excellent track record. But there was a falling out with her superiors in the Admiralty over a moral issue as Zamyra alleges; resulting in her stealing the Aeternia and fleeing the Royal Space Yards over Sirius Prime. But these facts Zamyra keeps a secret for whatever purpose she has. A semblance of a lost time perhaps? At any rate she does not hint at her origins only that it is a world "far away."
Since then Zamyra has been on the run, and has traveled wide. Entering the Sagittarius Arm she earned a fearsome reputation for raiding commerce vessels, preying on civilian liners, and on ten separate occasions even scoring victories against unsuspecting military vessels. Her join or die policy only added to the reputation. Though she was not just a cruel Space Pirate. Her deeds due abound with trashing a corporate convoy of expensive goods that she para-dropped on the slums of the industrial world Athenae XII.
Skills: Naval Officer (military education and experience), Chess, and an adept hands at cards.
The CS I used but feel free to use your own Name: Nickname/Alias: Age: Birthdate: Position or Role on ship: Gender: relationship Status: (For those wanting character relationship in the romantic, intimate, or family sphere) Height: Current Appearance: Any Cybernetic or Synthetic Enhancements: (Don't go overboard here...remember you're a pirate not Tony Stark in space)
Background Info: (Basically be as extensive as you want on where your character is from, who they are personally, what they like and dislike. Be creative and I prefer to read this more free form like a short personal story. So have at it. No fewer than a complete 5-6 sentence paragraph please.
Skills: ( Any skills you wish to highlight or showcase in more detail).
I'm a veteran roleplayer interested primarily in fantasy, post-apocalyptic, gothic fantasy/horror, and science fiction.
I was born in Sigmaringen, Germany and I am a university student studying Forensic Psychology. I like hiking, Rugby, and 80's music!
<div style="white-space:pre-wrap;">Hello,<br><br>I'm a veteran roleplayer interested primarily in fantasy, post-apocalyptic, gothic fantasy/horror, and science fiction.<br><br>I was born in Sigmaringen, Germany and I am a university student studying Forensic Psychology. I like hiking, Rugby, and 80's music! </div>