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24 Hour Link to Arkheus Discord Chat
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ARKHEUS
"We are the last to stand witness to the testament of mankind"
- Anthony Tandon, Civil Rights Spokesman

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T H E I D E A
Arkheus has been quite a project of mine for some time now. After two failed launches where there just wasn't enough interest generated, or the desire to join simply waned too quickly, I've decided that perhaps it needed a makeover to better project the scenario I was going for. Below you'll find months of hard work and support from a handful of friends I've made here on the guild. This will be an apocalyptic scenario with cataclysmic events, set in something of a cyberpunk world. Most people are immediately reminded of The Hunger Games, or Midgar from FF7—While true to some extent, let me tell you what sets Arkheus apart. First off, there will be no unorthodox group of teenagers fighting to the death. In this world, you can have a character from many slices of sci fi life, and an array of unique backgrounds. From a prisoner, toiling in the heat intense forges of Sector Three, to a dune running bandit from Sector Six, to a scientist isolated away on the cold, unforgiving terrain of Sector Four. Rich, middle class, or poverty-stricken, your character will find a place because the world is about to change.

The first series of events, or the first Act if you will, revolve around the discovery and uprising of a force called 'The Advent', a bio-engineered creature from an AI's design on human efficiency, though the vision is warped and corrupted. As the roleplay progresses, a second threat will be introduced, the Ciphers. Skynet anyone? An ultra advanced army of machines, bent on purging a virus known as humanity. All of this set in a totaltarian, militant world with a somewhat oppressive regime. Enemies come in all shapes and sizes, including private security forces, rebels, and gangsters. The world holds many secrets that wait to be discovered by the players.

The ultimate goal for this roleplay is survival. How that happens, is all based on player choice. My Co-GM and I have thought about a number of options that players could work towards to achieve success, at least, success against the machines and mutated alike. How the world is shaped, the challenges and tasks you face, the face of the landscapes and cities themselves, are all determined by player choice. Found a protected settlement to hold out against the machines, run covert operations in an attempt to turn the tides, found an empire based on strength and blood thirstiness. It's all up for grabs in Arkheus. What kind of future will you create for humanity? What is Arkheus? What happened to the AI, Stone Mistress? All this and more awaits.


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Enormous shout outs to my Co-GM @FireCracker_ and to my friends who've helped me with ideas, and given me lots of support and for putting up with all of my hype: @Morose@Heat@R31GN@Aziraphale@KaiserElectric ❤️ Love all of you guys ❤️
Disclaimer: Some of this did not get proofread, the hype was too much and after refining ideas, scrapping entire pieces, and finishing with 150k+ characters over the last couple of months, I'm a little burnt. If you find a small, niggling typo, I'm sorry, I hope it does not distract from the overall.
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@NuttsnBolts@Rica

I totally did not forget to tag you, I swear it :3
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I can't do advanced but I do want to say you're really talented <3 good luck in your search!
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@Rica Sorry to hear that, and thank you. See you around in the future maybe.
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@NuttsnBolts@Rica

I totally did not forget to tag you, I swear it :3


Haha!

The clever heading caught my attention and I'm reading. There's a lot, and I know you've worked hard. I'm going "Hnnnngggggggggghhhh" at the thought of joining while looking at what I'm already in (two 1x1s and a high casual group RP). Maybe, possibly... I don't know.

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I "WILL" think about it. I can't make any promises but this looks so cool! As long as it's not too crazy with the post length and time frame I might be alright. I got a lot to read about and I'm sure you may be getting many many questions.
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@NuttsnBolts A Q&A is always fine, and the posts typically won't be that extra super huge. You can stalk my profile and see what I write for FiTS: Deathbound. I just had a big picture I wanted to paint, and I didn't feel I could properly do that with an average post, which is why it's so long.
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I'm in. Of course.

I encourage other people to join because this world is beautiful and detailed.
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I think I'll throw an interest down for this, hopefully when it comes to character time I can produce something worthwhile.
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Super intereted, still reading through it all, there's quite a bit to go through.
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This is very, very, very relevant to my interests so consider me as ob board. I haven't quite finished reading all the setting information but will have soon.
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Really pumped for all this interest, and I understand—There is a hell of a lot of information. I wanted you to have a pretty clear idea of the world we are in, so that you're not always dependent on me to answer questions on the fly. Take your time. =)

Not going to lie, I never expected the mighty @Kangaroo to show interest, I hope I live up to your expectations.
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Really pumped for all this interest, and I understand—There is a hell of a lot of information. I wanted you to have a pretty clear idea of the world we are in, so that you're not always dependent on me to answer questions on the fly. Take your time. =)

Not going to lie, I never expected the mighty @Kangaroo to show interest, I hope I live up to your expectations.


You're off to a good start already, hopefully I can live up to the lore been set out, I have been out of the game for a little while.
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You're off to a good start already, hopefully I can live up to the lore been set out, I have been out of the game for a little while.


I have no doubts about your ability haha, I hope I didn't go overboard with the lore. I really wanted to show my vision, and I've had a lot of help doing it.
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<Snipped quote by Kangaroo>

I have no doubts about your ability haha, I hope I didn't go overboard with the lore. I really wanted to show my vision, and I've had a lot of help doing it.


I've been reading though small bits when I've had time and while you have a lot of info, your reference to the Hunger Games is an example of why you can't really skip out on any bits. Hunger Games had different districts, it had rules, laws, status and uniqueness. The Tracker Jackers was an insect and yet it lead to some big parts within the story.

You can't really create a world of this depth without writing up a mini documentary. You've got vehicles, places, gangs, VIPs, factions. there's a lot to offer and a heap of opportunity for players.
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@NuttsnBolts Beautifully put into words, thank you.
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The more I read, the more crazy ideas I get about this roleplay. Still got a bunch to go through (I'm taking my time and enjoying the good read), but wanted to say this is really well planned out and super interesting.
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I'm very excited to see how much interest this has garnered, expect the IC soon =3
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Seems interesting, if I have time, I'll join.

Edit: and yes, there are several typos in that monster of an OP. :^)
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ay, i put some work into this beautiful little monster too, so thanks for all the interest everybody.
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