@Dark Soul @Sentorus67 Plot 2100 As part of humanity’s attempts to develop a new energy source in-order to fuel its expansion outside the solar system, the United Earth Government begun sending energy gathering probes into the Sun’s outer most layers. Though the collect energy proved difficult to store this practice also gave Earth’s scientific bodies a greater degree of data and understanding of the internal functions of our home star. Through the use of this scan data it was discovered that deep within our home star existed a seemingly infinite energy source, Dubbed the Star-Heart. 2102 Using this newly discovered energy source Earth’s scientists were able to distill pure cosmic energy into usable power cells nicknamed Star-batteries which in turn provided the energy needed to warp Space-time allowing for the development of Earth’s first FTL capable ship, the Star-Saint. This new more stable form of Star-Heart energy also allowed for a new age of scientific discovery with the possibilities and uses of this new energy source yet to be fully explored. 2105 Following a failed attempt from a Galaxian Armada to harvest the Sun’s Star-heart, the Star was left severely damaged and begun emitting extremely intense yet short lived solar flares. This sudden change in solar activity caught Earth completely off guard, the planetary defense systems failed as result of the Electromagnetic disruptions caused by the solar flares. Furthermore Earth’s natural atmospheric protection from cosmic radiation was also severely damaged, flooding Earth with unmitigated cosmic rays and solar winds. Earth’s primary water sources and surface were rapidly irradiated far beyond healthy or even acceptable limits. In a matter of days Earth was deemed uninhabitable and humanity was facing widespread planetary extinction. Despite this the sparse yet densely populated human cities on both Mars and the Moon equipped with advanced artificial radiation shields, were largely unaffected by the Solar-flares. Something to do with the random regenerative properties of the shields being able to adapt and adjust to counter the sudden increase in radiation. These few colonies are now all that remains of humanity with the colonial governments forced to put aside their trivial rivalries and work together to try and rebuild humanity. 2106 After a year of believing there to be nosurvivors of Earth’s Irradiation, New London received a message from the Star-Saint.The vessel had been Low-Earth orbit whenthe wave of solar flares hit the planet, disabling many of the ship’s systems and leaving it stranded in orbit for months as the planet below and its population died out before their eyes. Upon arrival on the moon it was discovered that a number of crew members, while stranded in orbit, had been exposed to the pure Star-Heart energy the damaged star had been hemorrhaging since the failed harvest of its core. The energy had greatly altered the genetic make up of the crew and imbued them with the pure energy of the Star-Heart. However it also placed an extreme strain upon their physical bodies, as such very few survived long enough to reach Mars let alone for their genetic alterations to begin to fully express themselves. 2110 Five years to the day of the Galaxian attempt to harvest our Sun’s Star-Heart, the best and brightest of Humanity’s survivors are ready to take the fight back to the beings who caused our planets extinction. Armed with the Star Saint’s super-powered crew and the newly christened Daedalus, a colossal mobile battle platform designed to act as a centre for human expansion and conquest against the Galaxian Threat. 2112 Following two long years of intense fighting the human Astro-command has forced the Galaxians back out of Sol’s immediate vicinity creating a border encompassing our solar system and it’s neighbors almost 20 light years across. Though it still takes over 40 days at maximum FTL for most ships to cross the full length of this area. Though advancements to the original Daedalus and Star Saint are said you have cut this time in half. Rules No Mary Sues or being Overpowered especially at the start There are a limited number of spaces so I will not be reserving any spaces for people. Spelling, Punctuation and Grammar are crucial to this Rp, if I don't think your writing is upto scratch unfortunately I won't be able to accept you. Star-Hearts explained Star-Hearts are a cosmic power source, they are believed to be a concentrated conglomerations of primordial energy left over from the Big Bang. These conglomerations can often be found deep within the cores of certain stars, with some believing them to be the missing link in the origins of life in the universe. When a living being is exposed to the energy of a Star-Heart, the being’s genetic material is greatly altered. The degree of impact of this genetic alteration is dependent upon the level of exposure and the potency of the Star-Heart. Villain Group: Galaxians Meteor-Golems (Meteors) The Meteor-Golems are horned, grey stone imp-like monsters that are only strong in high numbers. They serve as the grunts of the more powerful Planet-Killers. Meteor-Golems are forged entirely from the planetary remains of planets which have lost their Sun’s, and while not as strong as beings empowered by Star-hearts to become Planet-Killers, they are still able withstand a great amount of force and energy. Their clay like stone forms allow them to convert their arms into a sharp blades as well as a gun-like weapon, or combine with other Meteor-Golems to create larger, more powerful Golems. Planet-Killers These monsters take on completely unique forms from each-other. Their rough appearance will depend upon the living being they were created from as well as the potency of the Star-heart which brought them into existence. Regardless of this all Planet-Killers are formed from corrupted Star-hearts, either made from the stellar remains of a Stellar Malum or from the corruption of a pre-existing Star-heart. If a Planet-Killer is left unchallenged it will begin absorbing the nearest planet’s energy and matter, eventually encasing the creature in a planetary cocoon. Essentially fusing the being with the planet to create an enormous cosmic fortress and battle platform for the Galaxian Navy. Predicted FAQ’s Are these genetic alterations basically super powers? Yes, they can be, they don’t have to be. However on the topic of powers, I’d like the powers to be additions to your characters skills, not the only reason they have been choosen for this mission. Think less Captain Marvel and more Young Justice Meta-humans. Do you have a larger plot planned out? Yes, I do but I don’t want to spoil it at this stage Bioframe Name: Call-sign: Age: Birthplace: Appearance: Weapon(?): Powers(?): Skills: Backstory: Here’s mine Name: Alexander James Xavier VII (Ajex) Call-sign: Quasar Age: 29 Birthplace: San Francisco Appearance: 5’9 with a slim-fit physique. His hair was originally a jet black, however the radiation he was exposed to in Earth’s orbit damaged his hair follicles and now his hair grows in a light grey-Silver hue. His eyes however were stone grey at birth, before also being leeched of colour and rendered a piercing ivory, both of which somehow compliment his tanned skin tone and outwardly harsh demeanor. Weapon: Ajax’s combat suit utilizes a pair of turreted shoulder mounted launchers linked to his heads up display. Special equipment: Ajax carries a pair of Plasma multi-tools integrated into his combat gauntlets, when not in his full suit he wears a more streamlined pair of gauntlet multi-tools at all times Powers: His body is essentially a miniature power reactor, allowing him to convert absorbed heat, light or electricity into pure energy. Which can then be fired off as blasts or used to propel him in a form of unassisted flight. Though he needs to absorb energy in order to use his powers, the type of energy effecting how much time it will take him to absorb it as well as how much he needs in order to ‘fully charge’. Skills: An Expert tactician and combat strategist, Ajax is prone however to underestimating the abilities of his peers if they do not display the same level of discipline and focus he believes they should. His tactical analytical skills also extend to the ability to uncover exploitable design flaws or weaknesses in enemy formations or strongholds Backstory: Ajax was born in the sprawling metropolis of late 21st century San Francisco, his parents both military did there best to give Ajax a normal childhood and upbringing. So it was no surprise when he enrolled as an officer in the Planetary Defense Force at the age of 21. His knack for tactical and strategic operations saw him fast tracked through the ranks to a junior command role by the time he was 24, much to the dismay of his parents who were concerned their son was being ushered down a path of desk work and pen-pushers. However this view quickly changed when he was posted to The Star-Saint, a supposedly simple deployment into low earth orbit as part of the home fleet, it was a simple job, low chance of actual conflict without having to sacrifice the possibility of glory in battle. Though in reality the job was exactly as Ajax had expected primarily ship-wide inspections and endless report writing. That was until the day of the Flare. When the first pulse hit the (Star-Saint) was low enough in orbit to have at least some level of protection. Despite this the containment field of the ship’s reactor was failing and begun leaking energy at an uncontrollable rate, had only Ajax entered the reactor room in order to evacuate an injured crew member when the (Star Saint’s) automated reactor overload failsafes kicked in jettisoning the core into space to burn up on re-entry and sealing the contaminated area. The protocols had been designed so that the contaminated areas would be sealed off temporarily, the atmosphere vented into space while any trapped crew could take refuge in an air-locked safe box while awaiting full decontamination. However the second Flare pulse disabled all onboard systems before the atmosphere could even be vented. Thus sealing Ajax in with the severely high levels of Star-Heart energy already emitted by the core before ejection as well as the baseline radiation already penetrating the ship’s hull and affecting the crew. It took over 48 hours for the Star-Saint’s secondary power reactor to be restored to a functional capacity and a further 12 for the full decontamination process to complete itself. The crew member Ajax had rushed in to evacuate had died 16 hours into the ordeal and over the course of the following months he watched as his crew grew smaller and the planet died below them. Ajax’s powers begun to manifest almost three months after his decontamination cycle had finished, the unknowable quantities of absorbed energy allowing him to provide the secondary power core with the necessary input to initiate its reaction processes and begin to move the ship out of Earth’s gravity well, toward Mars. The Star-Saint’s arrival on Mars was bitter sweet at best, it was nice to be back on solid ground but it wasn’t the solid ground they had hoped for. Nor was it really anything to celebrate, their home-world was an irradiated dead rock now, the last of human civilization was in disarray stuck on a still relatively hostile world. It took a lot of hard work but in the space of just four short years humanity was able to bounce back from the death of their home-world and begin their war with the Galaxians. Initially it was only the crew of the Star Saint able to travel the distances needed to engage the Galaxian Armada but the development of the coaxial FTL drive, the detailed schematics of the Quantum FTL Drive aboard the Star Saint were lost with the irradiation of Earth, allowed Humanity to finally launch its second FTL ship. The Colossal Daedalus Mobile command platform, a large central orbed core with three star shaped launch hangers each with five runaways in order to launch various fighters and runabout crafts. The Daedalus allowed humanity to finally mount more permanent and invasive offenses upon Galaxian controlled space while also allowing the Star Saint to slip further into Galaxian territory undetected.