NCQuest: A Mecha RP - The Defense of Darwin (BeeNCQuest)
The Lore Thread
The Lore Thread
The year is 2577, 500 years after a Nuclear War that ended the Age of the Nation-State. Now, the world is split between Independents; settlements and towns living a hardscrabble life in the wastelands, and the Ruling Corporations, eight large organizations that have seized large portions of the planet and its people for themselves. The majority of the Ruling Corporations' personnel are tyrannical and arbitrary, twisted by long isolation from the masses whose work supports their way of life. The average person in Corporate territory lives in fear, bowed down by heavy burdens in a soulless environment, before dying quickly and painfully.
Complicating the picture are the Neural Combatants (NCs), giant humanoid machines left behind by the nations of the world before everything burned in nuclear fire. Using technology that binds together brain and machine, all NCs have Cores that cannot be duplicated by even the most advanced Corporation; these Cores, when attached to a body, allow the pilot to conduct feats of strength and speed that borders on the supernatural. In essence, Neural Combatants use technology that makes Mecha work; the impractical made practical. The more NC Cores a Corporation has, the better they are in the constant warfare that covers the planet today.
But NCs are also what allow Independents to maintain their fragile autonomy, and Mercenaries to operate without excessive restrictions from the MegaCorps. The largest alliance of Independents is Haven, a democratic federation that covers the whole of Australia and New Zealand after the successful ejection of Red-Star, the tyrannical Ruling Corporation whose yoke spreads all over the Far East.
Founded on the principles of sustainable development, direct democracy, and federalism, Haven has bettered the lives of its component settlements by promoting local development and introducing clean technology, as well as a tolerant policy as regards minorities like Australian Aborgines, Maori, and Asian-Australians, who are encouraged to participate in political and economic life. But this approach has provoked the ire of various 'Cultural Purists' who despise the fact that Haven is led by the Hidden Burrow, an underground city populated by the descendants of Kurdish refugees who are unapologetic about mixing Kurdish and Australian cultures.
These 'Purists' then conducted a series of bombings and murders bent on bringing Haven into Civil War, Civil War prevented only by the revelation that the 'Purists' were supported by Red-Star as preparation for an invasion of Australia. Now, said invasion has been launched, with the heaviest blow about to fall on the city of Darwin, where the rebuilt settlement had experienced riots over an attempt to rename it to 'New Afrin'. But due to the revelation of Red-Star malfeasance, the citizens of the city rally around the Havenite flag in order to prevent the fate of the Original Afrin from repeating itself, and Mecha Pilots from all over the world volunteer to protect this bastion of freedom from the oppression of the MegaCorps...
Consult the Lore Thread linked above if you want more info.
Changes from the Last Version:
Unlike the previous attempts to create a BeeNCQuest RP, this game is pretty small-scale, limited only to the city of Darwin and its defense from Red-Star's vengeful forces. You will also not be thrown into combat during the first round of posts, but rather given time to prepare and build PC to PC relationships before the assault starts. Plotting will be tighter than my previous RPs as well, with the main story being shorter than most other games (only one Arc). This is to allow me to practice running games and get people used to the universe.
Basically, I am experimenting with making this a 'Mini-RP' with only five 'Chapters' (Beginning/Meetup, Battle, Character Development/Interlude, Climax, and Conclusion); this will allow most of the story to be packed with action or character development while telling a satisfying story in only part of the time that a normal RP lasts for; think a 12-episode Anime. And finally, my target for this 'Mini-RP' is to end this in two or three months, meaning that prompt posting is encouraged.
1.) No godmoding, metagaming, or mary sues.
2.) Be civil.
3.) Do not be an asshole.
4.) Post length is five sentences minimum, but longer posts are encouraged, of course. GMs are also bound by this rule.
5.) Antagonists (Red-Star people) need special GM Permission to be allowed.
6.) Consult the Lore Thread (linked under the picture) if you want to know more about how NCs, Independents, and Corporations work.
7.) Post promptly; this RP will automatically end in two months (three at the maximum) no matter what plot remains to be done.
And yes, Inkarnate permitted this.