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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. :^)


I've been fixing some stuff as I continually re-read it, but yea, there were some doozies.

ay, i put a fraction of work into this beautiful little monster too, so thanks for all the interest everybody.


Fixed, :P
(Tbh Fire was a huge help, especially with lore, ideas, and hype of course.)
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I'm interested in joining. Still reading through the novel length lore but I'm enjoying it a lot. I've been out of RPing for a good while, but I really want to get back into it and see if I can improve myself. I'll be working on a character soonish as well. Already got an idea of who to use.

Also. Thanks for referring me. @NuttsnBolts
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@Esoteric Wow. I've seen a lot of RP's 'till now and I have to say this : this is one of the best ( lore wise for now ) I've seen. So many things , so many variables. I want to congratulate you for the idea / writing , it's wow !

I'm interested. I'll have a CS soon.
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@Esoteric
Got a few questions.
- When it starts, do you have an idea of where you would like players to begin, or are we free to choose an area? Wondering cause the world is pretty huge.
- With laws and Sector Three, if someone was to go to prison is it always for life? Could there be cases of people being released, either through time served or bail (cash or breakouts)?
- Are cybernetics powered through gems?
- Are gems just like different types of power sources or will there be more to them as time goes on? (Don't spoil anything too critical for the story)
- With the CS and gangs, we can create our own for our characters to interact with?
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@Esoteric
Got a few questions.
- When it starts, do you have an idea of where you would like players to begin, or are we free to choose an area? Wondering cause the world is pretty huge.
- With laws and Sector Three, if someone was to go to prison is it always for life? Could there be cases of people being released, either through time served or bail (cash or breakouts)?
- Are cybernetics powered through gems?
- Are gems just like different types of power sources or will there be more to them as time goes on? (Don't spoil anything too critical for the story)
- With the CS and gangs, we can create our own for our characters to interact with?


Same questions as him. ^_^
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@Esoteric having read through all but the sector's list, I have a couple questions. Though I'm restraining myself from asking some so as to not ask what's already on the page.

What's the monetary system in place? Credits?
Is there any sort of religions in place that people would turn to? Tolitarian state tends to create fear and oppression and religion is one of the biggest coping activities.

I'll post again after reading the sector's list. I have a few more questions about activities and inhabitants that are probably answered in lore.

Calling it, we're in space. :p

A couple questions about ooc and characters.

Will we be using the discord (asking for a special channel or setting up a server) to keep good contact? In my experience, convenient Contact can do a huge amount for the rp.

Would there be a detective division of the police force? The character I have in mind would be one with a helping of cybernetics.
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@Esoteric
Got a few questions.
- When it starts, do you have an idea of where you would like players to begin, or are we free to choose an area? Wondering cause the world is pretty huge.
- With laws and Sector Three, if someone was to go to prison is it always for life? Could there be cases of people being released, either through time served or bail (cash or breakouts)?
- Are cybernetics powered through gems?
- Are gems just like different types of power sources or will there be more to them as time goes on? (Don't spoil anything too critical for the story)
- With the CS and gangs, we can create our own for our characters to interact with?

@Ashevelendar

The world is pretty huge haha, good thing we have all these speedy methods of travel. To answer your first question, yes, I do have an Idea, but I don't like to force players to do things. Realistically, you can start wherever you wish but I highly recommend finding a reason to be in The Core. The roleplay will pick up a handful of hours after Annelle wakes up, and the situation is going to escalate increasingly until The Core is all but overrun. Being the poverty-stricken, seedy place it is, I plan to have the executives evacuate, though that can be assumed and doesn't have to be directly stated, and The Core will be immediately locked down. This really only leaves a handful of options.
β€”Try to find meaning for your character, locked outside of The Core, until the action reaches you.
β€”Join us in our struggle and become locked inside of The Core.
β€”Find a way to get into The Core even after lock down, I can help with ideas for this. (A few that come to mind are the Maintenance Tunnels, hacking or cutting through a door from another sector shouldn't be too hard, or perhaps you are an esteemed mercenary and you're brought in especial to try to help contain the uncontainable situation at hand)(Do keep in mind I have another player planning on something more akin to the mercenaries option, a company of soldiers for hire if you will)

Also, if you have a character who lives in one of the other sectors, and you need and idea for getting trapped in The Core, please, please ask. I have a hundred million ideas for everything. For your second question, typically, yes. Criminals aren't always immediately put away, if you find yourself in Sector Three you're likely someone who has been caught one to many times, suspected of being a terrorist (Liberata), a murderer, a drug slinging gangster, and things of that sort. However, I would like to refer you to Sectors and Cities > Sector One > Amilton, The Rehabilitated Township. Pretty much a town for criminals who have somehow created an exceptional record during their time served, and have been given something of a second chance on the outside. Even then, Amilton is heavily secure and the Prisoner's are not allowed out of the compound. We can always find a reason to transport your character, from wherever you wish, to wind up in The Core. No origin story is going to be a problem in this world.

Question three: Everything is powered through Core Shards. Even when I say electricity, I mean energy derived from the shards themselves. Yes, you will have to replace the shard in your cybernetics eventually. However, since we are on this subject, I'd like to share something I talked about pre-release. Cybernetics, are, complicated. Rough maintenance and patching for cybernetic limbs is feasible, and really just requires some know-how. However, actually maintenance and repair of limbs, and finer items like eyes or other vital replacements, require scientific knowledge. It's not just metal and machinery, but an intricate system that integrates into your nervous system. Long story short, be realistic with your cybernetics. Not any old plain Jane knows how to tune and fix them, and to do that a character would likely need to go down the path of science and cybernetics, or nervous systems. This isn't an rpg skill to just select and add to your resume because you need it.

Final Question: You can create whatever you want, Just be sure to run most ideas by me, especially for experimental weapons. I want to limit the firepower of players, as I've created a host of enemies and some you just are not meant to fight yet. As for NPCs, go wild. There is a section on your CS to list important people, not just family. This includes Connections, etc. Additionally the section under that for player character relationships, etc. You can create a gang, I'll add it to the list, and you can have that to interact with your character. If you want to add important people who do not have a connection to your character, simply tell me and I'll add them to the 'Important People List' just like Annelle's Father.

@Esoteric having read through all but the sector's list, I have a couple questions. Though I'm restraining myself from asking some so as to not ask what's already on the page.

What's the monetary system in place? Credits?
Is there any sort of religions in place that people would turn to? Tolitarian state tends to create fear and oppression and religion is one of the biggest coping activities.

I'll post again after reading the sector's list. I have a few more questions about activities and inhabitants that are probably answered in lore.

Calling it, we're in space. :p

A couple questions about ooc and characters.

Will we be using the discord (asking for a special channel or setting up a server) to keep good contact? In my experience, convenient Contact can do a huge amount for the rp.

Would there be a detective division of the police force? The character I have in mind would be one with a helping of cybernetics.


I should have clarified that, yes, we will be using "Credits". Fabulous question. As for religion, do whatever you want. You can create one, or reuse one. In the lore I talk a bit about cultures, specifically under holidays, and state that the Ark is an integration of the old world's cultures. So yes, there is religion, I know I never stated that anywhere above, and I apologize.

Important: I actually already use Discord for another RP, and I planned to see if I could get a channel up.

It is a police force, so yes, if you'd like to create a specific branch (Like how I listed the staple unit, The Watchmen) and create your own unit, for lack of a better words, for me to add to APD then by all means feel free. If you just want a detective character, feel free. I'm sure being a private eye is also an option. Also, please read up above where I talk about cybernetics. If your character is a detective than it's unlikely he'd know how to keep them functioning well, or even how to repair them other than maybe putting some tape around an arm of something.

Calling it, we're in space. :p


That's 1 for space. Even my Co-GM doesn't know what I decided Ark is.
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I should have clarified that, yes, we will be using "Credits". Fabulous question. As for religion, do whatever you want. You can create one, or reuse one. In the lore I talk a bit about cultures, specifically under holidays, and state that the Ark is an integration of the old world's cultures. So yes, there is religion, I know I never stated that anywhere above, and I apologize.

Important: I actually already use Discord for another RP, and I planned to see if I could get a channel up.

It is a police force, so yes, if you'd like to create a specific branch (Like how I listed the staple unit, The Watchmen) and create your own unit, for lack of a better words, for me to add to APD then by all means feel free. If you just want a detective character, feel free. I'm sure being a private eye is also an option. Also, please read up abovee where I talk about cybernetics. If your character is a detective than it's unlikely he'd know how to keep them functioning well, or even how to repair them other than maybe putting some tape around an arm of something.

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That's 1 for space. Even my Co-GM doesn't know what I decided Ark is.


Alright, cool. I'll probably go the private eye route as that gives a lot of flexibility. He'll have minor know how on how to maintain what will probably be prosthetic arms and eye. I figure he would own an ebook on typical maintenance. With pictures. I'll reread the cybernetics page though.
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That was much easier than I expected. I'm usually on all the time, especially in the evenings (west coast U.S time) and late into the night.
Be warned. I'm fucking weird sometimes.
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@Vash Not sure an Ebook can give proper knowledge of how to maintain a machine that interfaces with a person's neural pathways, but some rough maintenance wouldn't be a problem. Duct Tape and Spit man.
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@Esoteric I just realized that you don't have a biography at your character ;)
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@Ashevelendar I know haha. Been doing a lot.

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of procrastinating.
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Bump McNoodles, this is still open.
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Wow, this is the most and highly detailed RP ive seen here. 0_0

Count me in.
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Wow, this is the most and highly detailed RP ive seen here. 0_0

Count me in.


Welcome! Come to the OOC, we have cookies. :3
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Possibly accepting more applicants, Bring your A-Game
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