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"We are the last to stand witness to the testament of mankind"
- Anthony Tandon, Civil Rights Spokesman

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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Behold! A character!

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Got a character in the works, but it might be Friday before I complete her. I know roughly what I want but it's a matter of formulating the right picture, lore and design that happy with.
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Only need to finish sector 2,5,and 6. Work will begin soon. Already have a rough draft in my head.
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Putting this up, just so you know, Character is in the works.

I have two ideas that I am working with:

1. A rich, spoiled, ego-centeric kid who is a genius with all things mechanical, and an inventor who has criminal connections (black market, illegal goods, ect.)

2. Hard-boiled, battle scarred, dishonorably discharged veteran with cybernetic parts and a hell of an ax to grind.

Just curious, and because I like imput from people, which idea appeals to you the most? (asking anyone here)

Edit: What is the verdict on multiple characters? Can we have more then one right off the bat, or do we wait and base how many characters we have on how active we are?
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While I do promote uniqueness, there is a place for every character here. Do keep in mind that your first idea is rather close to mine, Annelle, while not a genius with mechanical things, I'd just like you to know that the rich, ego-center won't be the only mechanic/engineer type. Also, perhaps specialize him in a few fields. "All things mechanical" is a hell of a lot of knowledge.
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While I do promote uniqueness, there is a place for every character here. Do keep in mind that your first idea is rather close to mine, Annelle, while not a genius with mechanical things, I'd just like you to know that the rich, ego-center won't be the only mechanic/engineer type. Also, perhaps specialize him in a few fields. "All things mechanical" is a hell of a lot of knowledge.


Sure, I'll be more specific, that was just a rough idea. I'm thinking he specializes in shards, gadgets, and weapons with a huge knowledge of programming (hacking included). He has a thorough book knowledge of engineering.

Besides, his personality would clash hilariously with her

What about multiple characters?
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Sure, I'll be more specific, that was just a rough idea. I'm thinking he specializes in shards, gadgets, and weapons with a huge knowledge of programming (hacking included). He has a thorough book knowledge of engineering.

Besides, his personality would clash hilariously with her

What about multiple characters?


Start with one one main character for now, though I might approve of a duo.

As to your character idea, I'm rather leaning towards declining. What you're describing to me is basically an amplified version of my character, and you want a lot of things. To specialize in shards, which would be a core focus already; and gadgets, another core focus, and weapons, etc. On top of extensive knowledge of hacking, which in a cyberpunk world is a pretty powerful skill itself, and to add a "skill book" for engineering.

I don't think you fully understand how OP this character would be. You've basically got a character who can do everything, and anything that involves machines and computers, which is 100% of the world and taking in to account the core shard (and through transitive properties, core energy) knowledge, 100% of the enemies you are not supposed to feasibly fight yet, and he could probably do it alone. I did say there is a place for every character here, but the role you want is about three of Annelle combined.

Again, I promote Uniqueness and there are still many roles unfilled, and many ideas unspoken.
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Start with one one main character for now, though I might approve of a duo.

As to your character idea, I'm rather leaning towards declining. What you're describing to me is basically an amplified version of my character, and you want a lot of things. To specialize in shards, which would be a core focus already; and gadgets, another core focus, and weapons, etc. On top of extensive knowledge of hacking, which in a cyberpunk world is a pretty powerful skill itself, and to add a "skill book" for engineering.

I don't think you fully understand how OP this character would be. You've basically got a character who can do everything, and anything that involves machines and computers, which is 100% of the world and taking in to account the core shard (and through transitive properties, core energy) knowledge, 100% of the enemies you are not supposed to feasibly fight yet, and he could probably do it alone. I did say there is a place for every character here, but the role you want is about three of Annelle combined.

Again, I promote Uniqueness and there are still many roles unfilled, and many ideas unspoken.


Alright, that makes sense. I'll put that idea to the side for now.

Just so you know, I'm totaly fine with criticism, if you see something you have a problem with, tell me. I'm ready and willing to compromise to work out a solution.
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Decrees of the GM's
  • The world will use both debit cards, and contactless transactions (IE: Using the Wrist Pad to forward money)
  • Invisibility exists, I will be adding it to the Reapers. You must ask to use this.
  • No laser melee weapons exist
  • The Monetary systems is "Credits"


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Will get a CS up when i can.
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Will get a CS up when i can.
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@UnknownScarlet4 Alright. We're starting to receive finished CS's so it may not be long before we start.

(And by that I think like maybe 2-3 that need reviewing, or are almost ready to be reviewed)
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