☆Your character must be able to communicate. They do not have to speak perfect "common" [English] but they have to have some level of coherence and autonomy to be able to interact with others. ☆If your character is an alien, please provide a bit of background for where they come from, and physicality references. ☆Until further notice, players may not play as the predatory alien race.
Please submit a Character Profile in this thread with the following information:
Name || Age || Planet of Origin || Species || Physiology (If Alien) || Occupation || Brief History
Planet of Origin:Terion-2, Helix Galaxy Physiology: Lithe, pale, humanoid; great sight in high intensity light, but poor vision in the dark. Genetically ethereal. Occupation: GEMINI Navigator Crew Member Brief History: Januva was recruited by the Lysdarian corporate army to man the GEMINI on her 3rd excursion. Each technician who strives to be relocated to another Terion colony must serve a tour on a GEMINI voyage. She is a part of the navigation team, tasked with charting the stars and having a thorough knowledge of space travel in order to assist in the ship's safe passage through deep space. Januva aspires to be added to the MANIFEST Corp, which is a space exploration firm that is leading the galactic cartography industry for the past few decades.
||Name: Vasílissa(Vasíl)|| ||Age: 25|| ||Planet of Origin: The Cimex|| ||Species: The Formica|| ||Physiology (If Alien): She's essentially a humanoid ant. She has an exoskeleton.(She crunchy) She has wings to fly with and four arms to grab with. Has four compound eyes and three small "simple eyes" on the top of her head. Can roughly carry between 10-50 times her body weight and can run at a rate of nearly 800 times her body length an hour. Can also lay them eggs as any other queen ant can. Then can both communicate with her guards via pheromones and command them without question.|| ||Occupation: New Queen/Colonizer|| ||Brief History: Vasíl had received word about a transmission pertaining to the idea of a “Nirvana” world. Being near the age to start a new “family” of her own, she was set out by her mother in order to build a new colony for the hive on this luxury planet. Thus, they dived into their funds and used the money that they had procured from all sorts of new friends that have visited her planet from over the years. Them acquiring their spots on the ship and the necessary voice translators for both her and her Formica guards.||
||Extra: Has 5 Formica guards with her. They're pretty dumb, but they can do what Vasíl can with a few exceptions. They cannot lay eggs, they can carry roughly 50 times their body weight, they only have two compound eyes instead of four, they only have two arms, and they follow/protect the queen without question.|| ||Names: Unka, Arta, Treke, Vrex, and Muit.||
|| Species: Human (Cyborg) || Physiology: As an Operator she was implanted with a Cypher Node that is grafted to her spine and the base of her skull. While unassuming the nodes port rests between her neck and allows her to utilize neural jacks to interface remotely with the Nirvana’s computers and primarily the Service Bots that help service and maintain the crew. || Occupation: GEMINI Technician (Operator) - Crew Member
|| Brief History: Born in one of thirteen Mining Colonies in the resource rich regions of the Gebarra Sector, Temi was raised in a fiercely competitive community. Most residence of the Colonies were held by contractual debts to the Midas Collective (a multi-corporations cooperative). Children of the colonists held the burden of earning freedom for themselves and their families. Temi was considered prodigious when it computation and Robotics. She worked with her father and brothers in the Deep Dig utilizing the Mining Bots. The young woman earned her freedom at the young age of Sixteen, through development of a basic Command Language for Robotics that could transmitted and received through a low frequency transmission strong enough to project through the great depths of the mines. The Midas Collective would go on to hire Temi for her technical skill and grant her a working contract for her freedom and the financial release of her familial debts.
Though successful her contract seemed to keep extending with every advancement she made. Currently she is one of a few of the Collectives priority personnel assigned to serve upon the Gemini as a proof of investment. As a member of the Maintenance crew she serves a Technician Operator overseeing a section of Utility Model Bots are responsible for much of the ships upkeep. This is to be Temi’s final assignment with the Midas Collective and she will finally be free along with her family.
|| Extra: As a Technician Operator Temi oversees an entire section of Utility Model Robots, which come in many shapes and sizes, many of which are simply small cleaning and surveillance bots. Her favored are the Series 1 Robots which are simply 6’8” ft. Bipedal frames equipped with adjustable limbs, external jets, and magnetic anchors. The GUM-Series 1 are considered Routine Maintenance robots and are utilized for repairs both inside and outside the ship. Designed to primarily aid the Maintenance Crew they are capable of being operated remotely by their Technicians for certain sensitive matters. The entirety of this robot serves as a Multi-Tool (scopes, diagnostic readers, welding torches, laster cutters, etc...). Of the Utility Models that Temi operates and maintains she has grown found of 8th Unit of her section, it can be defined by the level of repairs and augmentations to the unit’s vocabulary and expressions suite.
All Utility Model robots are equipped with limited AI that allows them to interact with the GEMINI’s crew and passengers as well problem solve. Their free autonomy is limited by three basic protocols:
All units are prohibited from harming the GEMINI’s Crew or Passengers or allowing them to come to harm
All units must obey commands presented by the GEMINI’s crew unless the command conflicts with the first protocol
All units are permitted to preserve their existence by any means that does not violate the first and second protocols
Occupation: Captain, SWAT, Eosian Bureau of Civil Protection (honorably discharged)
Alterations: Captain Graves volunteered for cybernetic augmentation in the line of duty, being equipped with independent, neural-linked, holographic combat visors for both of her eyes. Subdermal circuitry controls the visors independently from the control unit mounted on her upper spine.
Mutations: A latent psychic gene activated following the birth of Captain Graves's first child, exhibiting itself first with telepathic tendencies which have gradually increased with time. Captain Graves has also been noted in Eosian Civil Protection records as having passed examination tests for electrokinesis three years ago. A similar positive gradual trend has been noted in the Captain's performance with this second trait.
Summer Graves was born into a life of poverty on the second moon of Eos IV, the descendant of penal colonists exiled to the frigid wastelands for crimes against the state. A supreme irony that her own parents who surrendered her to state custody when she was only eight. Fostered to a loving family in the milder equatorial climes of the second moon, in many ways she was raised to be the ideal Eosian citizen - steadfast, courageous, and dutiful - to a fault. When the time came after graduation when she was old enough to enlist, she settled on Civil Protection. Twenty years spent helping fellow Eosians, retire at thirty-eight, and have a juicy pension to live off when she went back to school? It was only twenty years, just a inconvenience when modern medical technology puts the average lifespan past one-hundred and twenty.
Summer found that she flourished in Civil Protection, volunteering eagerly for the hard life of CP in the Polar Sectors. It was perhaps the most dangerous assignment in the system, but there was something about the risk, the violence, the chance to truly save the innocent, that exhilarated her. But life is never simple, is it? Summer, like so many others, met someone truly unique, and at twenty-four, she named her first daughter Erin, after her adoptive mother. But motherhood awakened something in Summer, and not necessarily for the better. It isn't unknown for a woman's body to go through changes, and while Summer was certainly not the only one, she is one of the few that can say that they were marvelous for her career. It was subtle at first, finishing her husband's sentences or checking on her daughter without being prompted, but as time passed such intuition only grew - both in intensity and accuracy.
It wasn't long before she volunteered for the examinations with Civil Protection, wanting to get to the bottom of what was wrong with her. Not even two weeks after, her CO offered her a promotion to lieutenant, following another eight month stint at the academy. Special Weapons and Tactics, the sort of work she had always dreamed of. Despite the rigors of her training, and the monotonous and irksome tests she was forced to endure, she emerged from it all a lieutenant, a solid silver bar on her collar. She even wore the dress insignia on ops, as if she dared their targets to notice. The thrill that her work delivered only increased, just like her insights, just like her results, and just like her time away from home. After fifteen years she should have seen the divorce coming. She should've seen how he would leave with everything, even the children. She could use the shield of her dedication to duty to maintain her dignity in society's eyes, but you didn't need to be a telepath to know that everyone else knew why she dove into her work. Of course, if you were, it was never easy to shut out their silent whispers, or the monstrous things they call you.
She got out of her own accord, able to face down whatever manner of villainous scum the Polar Regions could muster, but unable to face the men and women she served alongside. Four years short of her goal, she couldn't qualify for the retirement and pension she had hoped for, but Civil Protection did extend her a rather unique alternative - a space aboard the Gemini, the fabled starliner bound for Terion-3. Maybe they pitied her, or maybe this was a convenient way of keeping Summer, and her reputation, away from the precinct. Regardless of which, she had read the stories on the extranet and had seen the holos, but Summer had always felt she would live and die on Eos's second moon. A chance to begin anew on a world the likes of which she had never dreamed of, with the sound of leaves in the wind, the cool touch of mist on an autumn morn, or a liquid ocean as far as the eye could see under a crisp, blue sky. The Commissioner didn't even need to finish his sentence before she said yes.
|| Duke Evanston Kant || || Age: 165 || || Birthplace: New Hades, Elysium Station; Official Home: Orion Gamma-7-B “Husky’s Moon” || || Species: Trans-Human || || Physiology ||
In addition to a hyper-advanced cocktail of age-slowing drugs, the Duke has also replaced many parts of his body which have become incredibly vulnerable. Including cybernetic eyes, limbs, a subdermal exoskeleton, and a series of computer chips wired into his brain which improve memory, reduce mental deterioration, a logic-engine which assists with analysis and the decision-making process, as well as a direct neural link with his bodyguard. Though his limbs are bionic, they are designed to replicate the human physiology as close as possible and, despite being more durable than their organic equivalents, have software installed which limit their performance to a reasonably active human in his fifties.
|| Occupation: ||
Duke of Husky’s Moon, Orion Minister of Social Development, Knight of Utopia, Philosopher, Trillionaire, poet, scientist, bartender
|| Brief History ||
Either Utopia does not exist, or Humanity has no comprehensive mental model through which to create utopia. Therefore, if one wishes to create Utopia, then he must find some species which possesses a comprehensive mental model which can be followed. This is the quest on which Duke Evanston Kant has embarked and the sole reason for his presence aboard the GEMINI and its journey to Terion-3. He aims to discover whether or not Utopia can truly exist and if Utopia can be brought back to his home in the Orion Cluster.
This is not Duke Kant’s first step in this direction. He also developed a synthetic alcohol, synthehol, as a means of replicating the taste, experience, and therapeutic effects of alcohol while also avoiding any danger of extreme inebriation or addiction. It earned him the title to an entire moon and noble deeds in perpetuem to his entire staff.
To the end of discovering utopia, Duke Kant has rented space for a bar aboard the GEMINI in which to both serve his Synthehol under Terion-3’s laws and study the people.
|| Extras ||
Sir Terry Gowther of Steropes Station, Knight-At-Arms. A cybernetically enhanced super-soldier sworn to protect Orion nobility with his life. Serves as an assistant and companion to Duke Kant. He is one of few Orion soldiers trained to keep his mind intact after his body has been made all but completely cybernetic.
“I sit here in meditation, dwelling on the truths of Heaven, and in turn am indwelt by the truths spoken by the Right AND Left Hands of God”
Umahd ibn Allah al Hajj al Mubarak Allah Al Mukhtar The Blessed Pilgrim
||Age: 57 || ||Planet of Origin: Ev || ||Species: Sadik || ||Physiology (If Alien): Humanoid in morphology, though much larger than the average humanoid specimen coming in at 7'2", his physiology unknown. Attempts to scan or determine species characteristics were met with hostility by the alien's followers, keeping curious xenologists at bay. || ||Occupation: Holy Man/Prophet || ||Brief History: The alien figure entered Deltech space nearly seven months ago on a remote border colony. Seen as a curiosity by those he initially encountered, the holy man gathered a small following of devout followers before leaving the system. Two system days later all communication with the planet stopped, and attempts to ascertain what happened have lead to several ships disappearing in the vicinity of the system. As with all survivors of the system, he is a person of interest wanted for questioning, but has kept the legal system at bay through careful maneuvering and influential followers.
Now he boards the Gemini with the sponsorship of Jeuntai Gau, a prominent Lysdarian businessmen who paid for both the pilgrim's and his ticket aboard the luxury liner. Jeuntai never strays far from the alien figure. ||
||Extra: Jeuntai Gau serves as a translator and personal liaison for the religious figure but acts more like a servant, holding the towering alien with a reverential respect usually reserved for heads of state or other important individuals. ||