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Ask to Join USI HORIZON: Deep Space Exploration

Discussion in 'General Role Play Discussion' started by Frontier Master, Jul 10, 2019.

  1. This rp is set in the distant future and is loosely based on Star Trek. It is designed to be a day to day rp about an experimental Human ship sent through a stabilized wormhole into unknown space on a long term mission to find new planets and begin expanding Human understanding of the area as well as to begin the establishment of the United Systems Initiative (this RP’s version of the Federation from Star Trek or Galactic Republic from Star Wars)

    - Spelling, Grammar and Punctuation are crucial to participation in this RP.
    - Similarly post lengths should be at least a decent paragraph.
    - This rp is going to be a slow burner so if you aren’t in it for the long haul maybe give this one a miss
    -violence and swearing are allowed but keep it reasonable
    -romance is allowed but nothing too extreme

    Description: An experimental USI ship, the Horizon consists of a long triangular shaped main hull with two moderately sized nacelles located at the aft section of the vessel connect to the main hull by small horizontal pylons. At its peak is the ships Heavy ion cannon, encompassing two decks worth of space. (Resembling the Comet-class star-ship from Star Trek)
    Identification: E-639
    Dimensions: 250m long, 175m wide, 50m tall
    Decks: 12
    Armaments: a single forward facing heavy ion cannon, pulsed phaser arrays, as well as forward and aft torpedo launchers.
    Defenses: modulated shielding, ablative armour plating and point defense turrets.
    Shuttle bays: main shuttle bay in the rear of the ship with a small secondary shuttle launching from the ship’s forward ventral side
    Reactor Core: Matter/Anti-Matter fusion
    Top speed (FTL): 500c (500 times the speed of light)
    Cruising speed (FTL): 400c
    Full Impulse speed (sub-light): 0.25c

    As people claim these roles I’ll add their usernames here.
    Captain: @Frontier Master
    Pilot: @Shadow_Pup
    Chief Operations & Logistics Officer: @MihajloJedi
    Chief of Engineering:
    Lead Science Officer: @JesusoChristo
    Head of Security/Weaponry: @Dark Soul
    Doctor/Medical Officer: @SwiftSwoobat

    - Commander: The person in charge of the overall running of the ship. He/She has the greatest authority onboard Horizon.
    - Pilot/Helm control: The person who actually controls the ship’s flight path and engine output in both FTL and Impulse capacities. They are also responsible for plotting navigation points for FTL jumps.
    - Chief of Operations/Logistics Officer: handles the distribution of all resources onboard Horizon including staff, power and supplies.
    - Chief of Engineering: One of the few senior officers not primarily stationed on the bridge. They handle repairs, damage control, maintenance and ship-wide upgrades. Mutual head of Development division
    - Lead Science Officer: on the bridge they handle shield output as well as overseeing Horizon’s research and data-collection departments. Mutual head of the Development Division-
    - Head of Security/Weaponry: the officer in charge of both Horzon’s weaponry and security systems, be that overseeing automated point defense systems or combatting intruders.
    - Doctor/Medical Officer: self-explanatory, this Officer heads up the med-bay as well as ensuring life support systems perform at maximum efficiency.

    Years of service:
    Area(s) of Expertise:

    Brief Backstory:

    Name: Alexander J.A. Xavier
    Age: 36
    Rank: Commander
    Appearance: 5'8 with a slim-fit build and lightly tanned skin. His eyes are a pale blue so light that they appear grey at time, while his short auburn hair is swept back effortlessly.
    Personality: while outwardly caring and compassionate, Alex is always trying to find the best outcome for the USI, thus he can be a tad utilitarian at times. Making decisive decisions in the heat of battle in order to ensure his crews survival even at the cost of a potential ally.
    Years of service: 15
    Area(s) Expertise: Diplomacy and Technological Integration

    Brief Backstory: Alex was born on Titan 7 the second largest of Earth’s cities on Saturn’s moon. His parents both officers in the USI, his father a weapons engineer who helped designed the first Sol defense system. While his mother was a bio-scientist studying the effects of Delta radiation on humans.
    Alex moved to Earth on his twentieth birthday to enlist in the USI officers academy, where he excelled gaining entry into the exclusive captaincy fast track and earning his own ship not long after his thirtieth birthday. Before being transferred to the newly christened USI Horizon
    #1 Frontier Master, Jul 10, 2019
    Last edited: Jul 28, 2019
  2. Name: Nine Hsu Cho
    Age: 39
    Rank: Head of Security/Weaponry
    Appearance: 5'4", fit with well-defined musculature. Burmese complexion, straight black hair usually kept in a tight bun.
    Has a small scar on her right eyebrow.
    Years of service: 18
    Area(s) of Expertise: Ship- and Field Security Measures & Protocol, Starship Weaponry, Handheld Weaponry, Explosive Ordinance, Hand-to-hand Combat

    Once a starry-eyed top-of-the-class USI Academy student from Burma, Nine's first away mission on the USI Cormorant went sour when it was caught in the crossfire between warring pirate factions. Both sides of the conflict assaulted and boarded the ship to gain the advantage over their foe. With the rest of the security force quickly dimished Nine was instrumental in fighting off the assailants long enough for the crew to send out an emergency pulse, then hold out until reinforcements arrived.

    Though severely traumatized, Nine fought to be reinstated as fit for duty, After nearly two decades of active service and multiple commendations, she was the top pick for Head of Security on the Horizon's new mission.
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  3. Accepted
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  4. Sweet! I'd love to hear some more information about this setting, if you have it?
  5. what would you like to know?
  6. Well, anything? The history of the USI, the current state of affairs re: armed conflicts, what alien races are present if any?
  7. The USI is the Amalgamation of the United Earth, SOL Empire and Martian Coaltion. The three governmental powers of the closest two solar systems.

    There's YET to be a full scale armed conflict between the USI and any other interplanetary powers. Only the occasional border dispute or 'accidental' incursion.

    The current aliens races present
    Humans: Generic humans some with the occasional cybernetic enhancement
    Solians: Humaniod with bright blue skin with large pale horns atop their brow. Their large eyes add to the softened facial features.
    Martians: Roughly resembling humans but with leathery green-brown skin, they also have very harsh facial features.
  8. Shadow_Pup

    Shadow_Pup Previously LeBarrel42

    Name: Kasai Douglas
    Age: 25
    Rank: Pilot
    Appearance: 6' 2", muscular but lean, pale blueish grey hair, grey eyes and a goatee.
    Years of service: 7
    Area(s) of Expertise: Fly/Drive any vehicle, hand to hand combat and minor engineering knowledge.

    Brief Backstory: Kasai grew up in his father's shadow, his father, Lucius Douglas, went from Ace pilot to commander of a ship in a matter of a few years, he was a well decorated man. Kasai learned many things from his father eventually joining the U.S.I. as a pilot at the age of 18. He has a reputation as a highly skilled but sometimes risky pilot.
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  9. Accepted
  10. XanthousXatu

    XanthousXatu Previously SwiftSwoobat

    This is heaven for a Sci-Fi nerd like me. May I ask, what year is this set in?
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  11. 2275
  12. XanthousXatu

    XanthousXatu Previously SwiftSwoobat

    Here's my character:
    Name: Mitja Korosec
    Age: 27, Born 2247.
    Rank: Doctor/Medical Officer
    Appearance: Mitja has brown-blonde hair with brown eyes. He stands at a slim posture, around 6 foot 11. He wears a doctor's outfit, though with grey lines on the sides of the wardrobe. He appears friendly from a perspective, always sporting a carefree look.
    Years of Service: 3
    Areas of Expertise: Alien diseases and biology. Though being a human himself, he fails to understand how humans work. He can multitask, making it easier to find a cure, and he often thinks about his research more than anything else. Though he always seems calm and relaxed about it.

    Brief Backstory: Mitja was born on December 8 in Bohinj, Slovenia. He grew to love nature, as he originally resided in one of Slovenia's national parks (Triglav National Park). His teenage years were spent in the slums of Miranda (One of Uranus' moons), and was always picked on from being human. His parents immigrated from Slovenia to get a better view on life, though eventually slipped into the Lower Class. Furious about this, he became interested in doctor things to get them income. He served on a former ship, though it was heading into a black hole, so they used escape pods. Traumatized, Mitja can't be anywhere near black holes, and was recently admitted to be on board the U.S.I. Evolution. The only reason was his knowledge of alien life and sicknesses to keep the crew healthy during the long feat.
    #12 XanthousXatu, Jul 18, 2019
    Last edited: Jul 21, 2019
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  13. Accepted welcome aboard Dr Korosec
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  14. XanthousXatu

    XanthousXatu Previously SwiftSwoobat

    Could I tag some chaps?
  15. Please do, we could really use the extra people
  16. XanthousXatu

    XanthousXatu Previously SwiftSwoobat

  17. Super Lazy Man

    Super Lazy Man Previously Lazy Millenial

    Name: Slack L.
    Age: 29
    Rank: chief of engineering
    Appearance: with a semi- african skin tone and muscukar build, Slack has briwn hair with dyed dark blue streaks, black eyes
    Years of service: 5
    Area(s) of Expertise: engineering, cooking, fishing, hunting, anything that has something to do with food

    Brief Backstory:
    Being a kid, Slack has always wanted to go to space, but he never could decide between cook,astronaut or engineer, so, after about weeks of thinking, he set his mind on all three of them
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  18. The back story definitely lives upto the name
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  19. MihajloJedi

    MihajloJedi Previously m1h4jl0

    Can I reserve Chief of Operations/Logistics Officer spot?
  20. I’d prefer not to reserve any spots.
    But I’ll allow it for now
    Please have your application up as soon as possible.
  21. Nombre De Usuario

    Nombre De Usuario Previously JesusoChristo

    Name: Kagaku Shirudo
    Age: 31, Born 2244
    Rank: Lead Science Officer
    Appearance: Kagaku has Brown fading to Pink hair, and has black eyes, 6'0, and he has black glasses
    Years of service: 13
    Area(s) of Expertise: Physics, Astronomy, Biology, Chemistry, and Technology

    Brief Backstory: Kagaku was born in Europa(one of Jupiter's moons), growing up, was quite boring from what Kagaku would say, as he grew up without emotions for anything, or anyone, Each second of his life spent on nothing, though when he was 15, his parents forced him to learn science, and he actually liked Science,when the time finally came, 3 years later, he joined the USI, as the Lead Science Officer.
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  22. Accepted
    Welcome Mr Shirudo
  23. MihajloJedi

    MihajloJedi Previously m1h4jl0

    Name: Michael Shroudy
    Age: 28
    Rank: Chief of Operations/Logistics Officer
    Appearance: Michael is 6'8 feet tall. He has short light brown hair and cyan eyes. Over his left eye, there is a small scar that he got as a kid. He is wearing his USI uniform most of the time.
    Years of service: 11
    Area(s) of Expertise: Economics, Strategy, Psychology, and Energetics. (I don't really know what to put here, I think this is fine)
    Brief Backstory: Michael was born on Earth in London, United Kingdom. He was a very intelligent child, and at age 15, instead of going to normal high school, he was sent to USI academy because of his grades and accomplishments. Only two years after Michael finished USI academy and was assigned the role of Operations Chief on one of USI's ship. At the age of 28, Michael applied for a spot of Operations Chief and Logistics Officer on famous USI Horizon, and he got accepted.
  24. Accepted
    Welcome aboard Mr Shroudy
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  25. At this stage we are just waiting for our Chief of Engineering to arrive before we can start.
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  26. MihajloJedi

    MihajloJedi Previously m1h4jl0

  27. Shadow_Pup

    Shadow_Pup Previously LeBarrel42

    @Frontier Master
    I made some changes I forgot to add the first time around, so here is my Bio again.

    Name: Kasai Douglas
    Age: 25
    Rank: Pilot
    Appearance: 6' 2", muscular but lean, pale blueish grey hair, grey eyes and a goatee. He also has a cybernetic right arm, with hacking and EMP capabilities.
    Years of service: 7
    Area(s) of Expertise: Fly/Drive any vehicle, hand to hand combat and minor engineering knowledge.

    Brief Backstory: Kasai grew up in his father's shadow, his father, Lucius Douglas, went from Ace pilot to commander of a ship in a matter of a few years, he was a well decorated man. Kasai learned many things from his father eventually joining the U.S.I. as a pilot at the age of 18. He lost his right arm in a small crash, in a test site. He has a reputation as a highly skilled but sometimes risky pilot.
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  28. I don't have all the time in the world so even if i'd like to, i can't join. I'm good with your RP @MihajloJedi
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  29. MihajloJedi

    MihajloJedi Previously m1h4jl0

  30. MihajloJedi

    MihajloJedi Previously m1h4jl0

    @Frontier Master, why can't we just start RP, cause someone will eventually join, and we can start with preparations or something?
  31. That’s fair, I’ll Start the draft now
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  32. Super Lazy Man

    Super Lazy Man Previously Lazy Millenial

    Remake of my character :
    Name: Slack L.
    Age: 29
    Rank: Chief of Engineering
    Appearance: Slack has brown hair with blue hair streaks on it, blue eyes. He is 7'0 tall and muscular. Slack has semi-brown skin tone.
    Years of service: 5
    Area(s) of Expertise: Engineering, Mechanics and Cooking.
    Brief Backstory:
    Slack was born on Earth, in Algeria, Algers. He finished primary school as every ordinary and then when he started High School, he couldn't decide between two professions. He wanted to be Engineer and Chef. It was very tough decision, but he decided to become Engineer and that cooking will be his hobby. With 24 he became USI Engineer. With 29 years he applied for place of Engineering Chief on USI Horizon and eventually got that spot.

    Thank you so much @MihajloJedi for this
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  33. XanthousXatu

    XanthousXatu Previously SwiftSwoobat

    I also made little changes to my character, though it isn't anything too big.
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  34. Your SPG (Spelling, Punctuation and Grammar) is still severely lacking, which it seems is a hallmark of your RPing. Having been involved in a few RPs with you in the past, thus I’m concerned that your poor SPG could negatively impact the RP.

    Your backstory also doesn’t really give much insight into you’re character.

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  35. MihajloJedi

    MihajloJedi Previously m1h4jl0

    How many people are in crew?

    And what does SOL Empire stand for?
    #37 MihajloJedi, Jul 23, 2019
    Last edited: Jul 23, 2019
  36. Total crew around 150

    SOL isn’t an acronym, it’s just the name. (SOL looked better than sol) but from a lore standpoint the SOL empire refused to have their name reduced to the ‘lower class’ letters of English, having misunderstood the meaning of lowercase letters. As such all their official names in English are in capital letters
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  37. MihajloJedi

    MihajloJedi Previously m1h4jl0

    So will anyone else respond on RP, cause I want to wait for other people to make their posts first?
  38. I’ve made the decision to create an interim chief of Engineering, should anyone else join this rp and fill this slot, I’ll simply kill off the interim character.

    Expect the bio later today
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