OOC this RP is meant to be an open ended open world expanding story, much like an MMORPG, which will change as various events occur such as the shifting balance of power effecting the scale of new events. BIC The year is 2520, Earth stands as a pinnacle for innovation and peace, species from across the galaxy have settled on the planet, making it a center of galactic commerce, science and culture. Likewise humanity has spread itself across the galaxy, with a major presence in just about every home system in the Milky Way. As well as embassies from Alpha Centauri to Sigma Prime. Earth date - 15/7/2520 Earth along with various other Home-worlds were ambushed by an unknown enemy, a coalition of extra-galactic species known only as the Hol’ra Empire, the species of the Milky way were taken by by the ferocity and sudden appearance of these invaders and thousands of worlds quickly fell to this seemingly unstoppable assault. Appearing and disappearing without warning and often before a planet's traditional planetary defenses had a chance to fully engage. Earth date - 23/12/2525 At least that’s how it started, lightning assaults spaced sporadically across the galaxy, but it didn’t last long soon their lighting raids morphed into orbital bombardments and eventually planetary invasions. All at a rate unseen in Galactic history, such speed and ferocity allowed the empire to claim entire sectors of the galaxy. Starting the first truly Galactic War, and plunging the universe into turmoil. Current Earth date - 3/6/2527 Spoiler: Rules of Engagement No God-Mod Swearing where appropriate is fine but don’t over do it Just for simplicity sake only one OC per Rper PLEASE spell, capitalize, space, punctuate, and use grammar correctly throughout the RP. If your bio fails at that I can't accept you. Make posts sufficiently long to give others enough to respond to. No one-liners. Please maintain and respect the existing story that has been laid out by others Spoiler: State of the War This rp is open ended so as people side with factions and various events occur I will update this area with information on the state of the war and the main factions involved The Empire - Controlled space: 30% Allied species: Hol’ra Federation - Controlled space: 40% Allied species: Humans, Digi-sapians, Scorpiods Midnight cartel - Controlled space:5% Other factions - Controlled space: 5% Free space: 20% Spoiler: Rules about factions Hive mind creatures will always belong to the Empire, Humans and Digisapians cannot join the Hol’ra Empire Spoiler: List of Species (Will be expanded as more are introduced, if you’d like to add a species you will need to fill in this basic bio so everyone else understands the species in order to rp effectively) Species: Homeworld: Appearance: Average life span: Societal structure: Notes: Species: Humans Homeworld: Earth Appearance: mostly hairless bipedal creatures with skin of various hues, eyes of often blue or brown colour and and average height of around 175cm Average life span: 100 years Societal structure: Democratic Notes: Prone to unexpected outbursts of emotion Species: Scorpiods Homeworld: Scorpius Prime Appearance: bipedal humanoids with dark grey skin and piecing orange eyes which glow slightly in low light conditions, what little hair they have, if any, is cut short and is of a light grey hue. Scorpiod skin is thick and leathery often with various scars and marks from years of battle. All Scorpiods possess a highly articulate tail, which protrudes from the base of their spine and is covered in scaly plates with a sickening stinger claw at its tip. Average life span: 300 years Societal structure: Tribal, each tribe has its own territories and outposts, despite this a central council of chiefs does exist to handle planetary matters Notes: anti-social at times and do not take well to working in groups Species: Digi-Sapiens Homeworld: Vector Sigma Appearance: Bipedal with four arms and blue skin. Their bodies are covered in bio-metallic ‘circuits’ designed to improve their electrical manipulation, they lack any form of hair. With interface claws at the end of each of their four equidistant fingers Average lifespan: 1000 years Societal structure: Hierarchy based upon skill and technological advancements Notes: extremely effective as engineers Species: Hol-ra Homeworld: Unnamed Extragalactic planet Appearance: bipedal creature with purple and red leathery skin with yellow eyes. Their bodies are attached to their armour with a shock absorbing resin they naturally excrete from their skin, helping to better protect them from both energy and kinetic based weaponry. Average life span: Unknown Societal structure: Imperial Hivemind Notes: Loosely based upon the Gul-ra from Voltron and the Yuuzhan vong from Star Wars Legends Species: synthetic beings (Synths) Homeworld: the original synths came from earth but they are primarily "birthed" from factories on the Habitat IV planet Appearance: they range from looking almost identical to a human to the infiltration unit which look like other species Average life span: 150 years Social structure: democratic, elections are held once every 10 years Notes: The first wave of independent thinking robots where treated like scum, more often then not being executed, but some managed to get off world and began building in the shadows, eventually Habitat I was built. This made people realise, they are more then robots with wrong programming, they are people, so they where granted the social status of citizens. From the on the synths began to build up on there manufacturing funding. Now the 3 biggest gun companies are synth controlled Spoiler: Character bio sheet Name: Alius (?)): Species: Homeworld: Age: Appearance: Clothing Occupation: Aligned Faction: Weapon(s): Vehicle(?): Backstory: Here’s mine Name: Alexander Xavier Alius: Orion Species: Human Homeworld: Earth Age: 23 Appearance: tall with a slim/fit build, light tan and grey eyes. His hair is black and cropped short Clothing: Dark grey bodysuit with black armour over the top Occupation: fighter pilot and gun-for-hire Aligned Faction: None Weapon(s): A pair of laser pistols which can combine into a sniper rifle. As well as this he carries a pair of plasma blades . Vehicle(?): ‘The Renegade’ a small modified corvette, equipped with plasma cannons and missile launchers. Designed for a crew of three through operable with a sole pilot, The Renegade is capable of carrying a single Snub fighter as well as two combat drones. To maximise solo combat efficiency. Backstory: Born a low class human on the outer rim mining world Traknor 7, Orion was orphaned at birth growing up on the streets he resorted to stealing whatever he could in order to survive. AS expected Orion fell in with the wrong crowd joining a gang and then a mercenary group, working odd jobs from smuggling to piracy and so on. Orion was on a smuggling run when a single frigate from the Hul-ra armada arrived in the system, it took less than a day for The Empire to completely take over slaughtering almost all of the systems inhabitants. Taking the opportunity to free himself from his past, Orion took the ship and its cargo and never looked back selling both on the black market before setting off to wander the galaxy as a gun-for-hire.