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@WrongEndoftheRainbow Sorry, totally missed it before. I don't see anything I have major issues with. However, I am curious as to what you plan on doing with the art robots.
@dragonmancer Thanks, I appreciate it.
@Willy Vereb I'm going to hold off on officially dedicating that as the TSA chatroom, seeing as it seems like it's still being semi-regularly used by the other RPers. Not really interested in hijacking anyone's hangout.

I'll get to work updating the map with your claim.

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@dragonmancer Your sheet looks fine to me, though the heat resistance in your biology seems a little overboard. I understand that they're lava monsters from Planet Lava Monster, but being able to survive star-like temperatures seems out there. Our sun is almost four times hotter than magma. I don't mind the heat resistance specifically, and I appreciate that you tried to counterbalance it with poor tolerance for cooler temperatures, but your dragons' biology is nigh invulnerable against hot stuff. If you toned that heat resistance down a little bit, you'd get a pass from me. I don't have any other immediate problems with it. Basically, I'd say an acceptable level of resistance is handling moderate intervals of intense heat without major issues, but sustained levels of intense heat being difficult to overcome and eventually leading to death. I like the lava monster gimmick, but let's leave some room for damage so you can't just chill inside someone's nuclear engine exhaust indefinitely or shrug off sustained plasma fire while your enemy's hull turns into a puddle.

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GAME MASTER ANNOUNCEMENT

I'd like to get a roll call started. We've got a bunch of accepted players and very little activity going on in the IC. I understand that everyone has lives to attend to, but for the sake of figuring out whether the RP is a lost cause or just going through a slow period, I'm gonna ask that all accepted players either shoot me a PM or reply to this post if they intend to continue participating. I'll keep this roll call going until Friday (Jan 20th), and anyone who has been accepted but not replied to the roll call will be taken off the active roster and put in a stasis roster. I won't be removing map claims or kicking anyone out yet, but I'd like to get an accurate picture on how many players we have.

If you've been accepted but decided to drop the RP, I'd appreciate a message/reply from you as well, so I know who can be totally removed. Or you can just wait until the roll call times out, that's fine too.

For those of you who want to post but haven't been able to get someone to RP with, I'll give you until Friday to find someone, and after that I'm going to play matchmaker for you or send space monsters/mystery derelicts your way.

For those of you interacting with @Dragonruby and waiting for him to post, I'm sorry to say that he's been MIA for a little bit and I'm not entirely sure when he'll be available again. He hasn't left out of disinterest, just out of necessity. Any plots left open with Dragonruby are going to have to be put in stasis. So, if you're waiting for him, you're going to have to find other people to post with for now.

@FlightofIcarus Sorry, thought I placed you on the map already, but apparebtly not. I'll get right on that as soon as I'm back in front of a computer.

EDIT: Map updated.
H'okay. Β―\_(ツ)_/Β―
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@Willy Vereb Approved if no one objects in 24 hours.

@Ophidian As I've told people before, your sheet needs to be more trimmed down and concise than it is. At the very least, I need a cliffnotes version covering the important parts of your sheet without all the fluffed up language and unnecessary verbiage. There's no section on the sheet that should need to be more than three paragraphs to get the core concepts across.

@CowboyCommando Judging by your own description of how large your sheet is, what I've told Ophidian is likely to be for you, too. If you can describe it as "monolithic", it needs to be cut down. EDIT: Completely glossed over the post where you submitted your WIP sheet, so this was an unnecessary comment. I apologize for the hastiness of my comment. Let me know when you've gotten your sheet to a point where you're comfortable submitting it to acceptance/rejection and I'll take a look at it then.

@Sigma@WrongEndoftheRainbow@6slyboy6 You guys are more than welcome to start submitting your sheets here in the OOC tab whenever you're ready to join the RP. Looking forward to having you.
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The guidance systems aboard the nuclear missiles are heavy, but not particularly intelligent. They've been programmed with the sequence of maneuvers required to impact the target site, but have no brains or awareness beyond that. The missiles carry comparatively little in the way of re-mass, and so their maneuvers must be fairly efficient. Still, despite the lack of haste in their approach, the missiles have much higher acceleration than a starship, and the lead they've gained is significant.

The cathedral watches on as the xeno ship maneuvers to give chase. Aboard it, Met-Um's many heads grin, but only for a minute. Perhaps it was wrong to foul the mission of proclaimed pacifists, but the children of sinners are indeed touched by sin in Ouroboros culture. Such is the value placed on blood. Met-Um wondered if the cathedral would make the jump back to civilization before or after the missiles hit. A report from her navigator answered the question.

The cathedral disappears from realspace.

The xeno vessel would be able to close the gap on the missiles, assuming they had a competent and decisive helmsman. However, the string of maneuvers the missiles must perform as they near the target site has shorter and shorter pauses as time goes on. Closing the distance is a matter of intelligent piloting, but intercepting the missiles between maneuvers is a matter of precision guesswork. And the closer the missiles get to the target, the more dangerous the maneuvers for the xenos become. If the missiles reach their kill-burn, the pursuit vessel may not have enough time to avoid impacting near or in the site themselves, assuming they survive the blast.

Met-Um was disappointed she wouldn't be able to see the results for weeks, maybe months. It could almost be said to be a matter entirely in God's hands, with an equal chance of failure and success.
All right, guys, I'm back.

I was going through a brief phase of overworking and barely sleeping, so I've been burned out. Now that I'm starting my weekend and I've gotten through the first days of classes, I should be good to go for a while yet. It looks like there have been some posts in the OOC I've neglected over the last few days, so I'll try and get to those tonight. Before that, though, I've got to reply to the IC posts that are waiting for me.

Hopefully the slowness of the last week is just everyone taking a break. I hope to get back into the groove myself, and I'm looking forward to seeing everyone else's posts as well.
Been exhausted coming home from work the last two days. Should have a post up no later than Tuesday night.
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:: LOOK UPON THE BURNING WORLD BELOW. IF THIS IS THE LEGACY YOU SEEK, WE WILL GIVE IT TO YOU. ::

The turrets of the /𝑹𝑨𝑫𝑰𝑨𝑡𝑻 𝑺𝑻𝑢𝑹𝑴 𝑨π‘ͺπ‘ͺ𝑼𝑺𝑬𝑺 𝑻𝑯𝑬 𝑾𝑰π‘ͺ𝑲𝑬𝑫/ swiveled about, acquiring firing solutions on the xeno craft.

:: YOU WILL FIND ONLY DEATH ON THAT WORLD, AND MANY INSTRUMENTS OF DEATH ON ITS MOON. EVEN A PACIFIST KNOWS WE CAN NOT ALLOW THE POTENTIAL RECOVERY OF THOSE INSTRUMENTS, WHATEVER TOOLS OF PEACE MAY BE BURIED WITH THEM. ::

Met-Um's bluff seemed to be paying off, or the xeno was under-equipped for its size. The cathedral could not blockade a true warship, lacking the mobility to pursue it on a rendezvous course to the moon's relic site, and lacking the firepower to cripple one before it passed by. Its capabilities were sufficient for warding off boarding parties or fighting off a warship looking to take the cathedral's cargo intact, but little more.

:: IF YOU TRULY SEEK AN UNDERSTANDING OF THE UNIVERSE, WE CAN EXPLAIN IT SIMPLY ENOUGH FOR A MIND NAIVE AS YOURS. SURVIVAL IS THE PRIMARY REQUIREMENT OF CIVILIZATION. SURVIVAL OF YOUR SPECIES IS MORE IMPORTANT THAN THE SURVIVAL OF OTHER SPECIES. THESE RULES ARE UNIVERSAL, AND THEREFORE YOU MUST KILL OR BE KILLED. XENOS ARE A THREAT. EVEN ALLIES ARE THREATS THAT MUST BE REMOVED. ::

The large ring structure mounted around the cathedral-vessel begins to emit bursts of radiation as it activates. The cathedral is preparing to leave realspace.

:: WE ARE FAR FROM HOME, AND CAN ONLY ASSUME YOU MUST BE AS WELL. BUT WE KNOW NOW THAT THE MON'HALI'S CHILDREN ARE OUT THERE. WHETHER YOUR CLAIM OF PACIFISM IS TRUE OR NOT, WE CAN ONLY ASSUME THE WORST. SCAVENGE AS YOU PLEASE. SHORE UP YOUR DEFENSES, OR HIDE YOURSELVES ACROSS A THOUSAND ROCKS. IT MAKES NO DIFFERENCE. WHEN THE OUROBOROS DISCOVERS A THREAT, WE REMOVE IT. ::

A salvo of missiles is fired, but not at the xeno. The missiles begin a slow burn toward the moon, saving their fuel for the final approach to the surface. The Ouroboros knows of one relic site on the moon. Met-Um hopes it is the only one.

:: WE WILL LEAVE YOU NOW, BUT HEED OUR WORDS. THE UNIVERSE IS NOT A SAFE PLACE. ::

The faerie ring is nearly charged. In no more than ten minutes, the cathedral will disappear, leaving only the cluster of missiles in their wake.
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