Author Topic: Sunrider RP! Instance: We've Got Company  (Read 64176 times)

Offline Merne23

Sunrider RP! Instance: We've Got Company
« on: July 30, 2015, 02:00:35 am »
From the GM to You
Hello, everyone, thanks for stopping by! If you aren't involved, I'm terribly sorry, but please don't post. Feel free to read, and see where this cooperative narrative goes!
Everyone else: here it is! This post, up here in particular, will be changing quite a bit, so don't be alarmed if it shifts around while you didn't notice.
House Rules and Stipulations.
The rules are as follows:
1) Do not edit a post you roll dice on. Doing so will foul the roll, and render it as a failure.
2) You have one 'turn' per 'round' outside of combat. This means that you make one post, no matter how large or mediocre, describing an action that your character does, or wants to do, then must wait until all other participating Player Characters have done so, as well.
Talking and dialogue that doesn't involve a check does not fall under this rule, especially between characters. I will arbitrate any smaller actions.
3) OOC, or Out-Of-Character, chat within the confines of the RP itself is discouraged. Should you need to talk to the GM (me) or any other player about rules or arbitration or distance or what have you, a PM over the forums the "Sunrider OOC Deliberations" thread will be used.
4) I ask to be involved in OOC deliberation. I may not always take part, but I wish to see it. Plotting against the GM is a bad idea.
5) Show and tell as much as you can! The more you describe your actions to me and the group at large, the more immersive and grand this cooperative narrative will be! That and I might be willing to give bonuses for good RP...
6) I am declaring Metaphysics banned. I'm not sorry, it just doesn't fit the setting.
On the plus side, my using them as GM will come at great cost to me.
7) Use of social skills on other PCs shall be prohibited.
It doesn't matter that you rolled 30 against their 5 in an argument, you still don't convince them. They have *gasp* agency and free will!


That's all I can think of, but bear in mind that as GM, I will penalize you for overall 'bad behavior.' This penalization may come in many forms, and not always the way you expect.
People Currently Involved
1) mrgw4, or MerGew
2) Blackstarline, or Starliner
3) woolyshambler, or Wooly
4) Pal
5) Deeox2, or Detox
6) Nipa, or Ice, or Heinrike, or Nips
Extra?) AkioKlaus =|= Jynx
History of 'The Party'
When PCs joined and general perviews
Two years ago, the lazy (asshole) Richard joined.
One and a half years ago, the laidback (and impossibly drunk) Anton joined.
One year ago, the clingy (and possibly closet-slutty) Samantha joined The Spartans.
Three months ago, the feral (and absolutely brutal) Elidia joined.
Two months ago, the amnisiac (with a deathwish) Azami joined.
Two weeks ago, the brute (with an anger problem and a child) Jirezon joined.
Trends and commonish knowledge
The Go-To Squad was originally made as a squad of people with 'deep operational' skills, able to do the dirtier jobs The Spartans would actually take, quietly, efficiently, and well. These sorts of jobs had a high rate of attrition, so The Spartans regularly recruited  people of skills that they needed to fill out The Squad again. The Squad was usually kept around eight members.
Jirezon Joins
Azami Joins
Elidia Joins
Samantha Joins
Anton Joins
Richard Joins
Around the time Richard joined, the Squad as it stood was on shaky ground: their old hacker had been experienced, and knew their way around any system they came across. The Squad was reluctant to accept Richard. However, after he hacked into the private datamates of the others, he was quickly shunned.
Two members died in a job breaking into a space station, both of them Ryder pilots. This was devastating to the Squad, as it left them without Ryder support.
After this, there was a contract in the works for a job with the whole company, but it fell through. Rumors said it was a job with PACT, but Michael was giving them a hard time about it.
When Anton came on, Geita joined as well. The two were meant to fill in the positions of the lost Ryder pilots. This worked for a while, and Anton and Geita were made comrades of the five other members of the Squad, and warned that Richard liked looking at personal information.
This went on for a while, until Anton got drunk on a job to raid a small outpost in an asteroid field. He nearly spaced Geita, and Geita's Ryder was wrecked. The job itself barely got done, and Anton was chewed out by Geita, and Michael when they got back to The Spartans.
On another job, it was no one's fault, really, the designated sniper was ambushed in his position. Both he and and his spotter were killed. The Squad were supposed to have been guarding a nondescript lab, but, out-positioned, the Squad was ordered to evacuate the lab and pull out.
By the time Samantha joined, the three remaining members from before Richard joined were full of melancholy. The sniper had also been the one most likely to crack a joke, the one who brought their spirits up. Samantha was given a lackluster welcome, and the Squad was still one man under. They never did find a good spotter.
The whole company was bought out by a Neutral Rim planetary business mogul to safeguard a small space station. Several attacks were made by another mercenary company, The Bloody Panthers. The Squad was mainly a reserve force to be put where the defenses demanded, but none among their number were severely injured. The company at large sustained a number of casualties, and the frigates were damaged as well. Michael understands that business is business, but the company at large feels enmity towards the Panthers, as surely as the Panthers feel towards the Spartans. The space station was held.
In another raid job, the two members designated point men ran into a trap, and came under heavy fire. Samantha, reliving a moment from her past, fought furiously to get to them. Despite these efforts and the efforts of everyone else, one was unconscious and the other was unable to move. Richard and the other member managed to grab the objective, and the Squad beat a hasty retreat. One of them bled out on the way back, and the other was crippled.
The remaining member, a quiet woman named Kusari, absolutely torn up by the loss of so many of her friends, asked to leave the Squad, and The Spartans. Michael convinced her to take some time off instead of leaving outright, but took her off the Squad. This left Geita to be the leader of the Squad, and the team at half strength. Michael hasn't taken any shifty jobs since. The Squad was largely left to their own devices. During this time, the rumor started that Samantha was sleeping with Michael, after someone saw her wandering nude to his room.
Two months passed, then Elidia was found. Geita had fallen firmly into an administrative role, not trusting to go into combat with a sneak, a drunk, and someone unstable. Michael started finding jobs that the current Squad could go on together, a couple unimpressive escort missions.
Azami was found while recruiting for regulars, but her adamant support for PACT (or at least its ideals) set her firmly on a few people's blacklists. She was assigned to the Squad for a few reasons besides, but assigned there nonetheless. With another body in the Squad, Michael found more jobs specifically for them.
A couple of weeks after getting Azami, Michael accepted the job on Geclica. The Squad went on a guard mission to a manor during this time.
Arriving on Geclica, the Squad was left on standby. Most of the regulars went on job, going out and patrolling the streets.
Jirezon was found, toting Test 7 around. He demanded entrance to the company, and so was given to the Squad. Michael has insisted that if they go out on a dangerous job that Eureka, as he calls 7, be left with him.
The current situation:
No job has come for the Squad yet, though everyone met with Michael and Demian when being assigned to the Squad, along with Geita. Richard, Anton, and Samantha know that a job is forthcoming, as Michael didn't let them rest too long when they had this many people.
Everyone gets the feeling that something is going to happen. The situation is charged, emotionally and politically, and The Spartans are caught in the middle.
Character Point Economy
Attributes:
0D-2D = Character Creation
2D-3D = 1 Point/Pip
4D-5D = 2 Points/Pip
5D-6D = 3 Points/Pip

Skills:
Under Review.

Boons and Banes:
5 Points for one rank of Boon and a Bane rank to go with it.
8 Points for one rank of a Boon without a Bane rank.
These must be approved by the GM.

Metaphysics:
I'll figure it out when it's not banned.

Money:
0D-1D = 1D from another zone of investment.
1D-2D = 2 Points/Pip
2D-3D = 3 Points/Pip
3D-4D = 4 Points/Pip
4D-5D = 5 Points/Pip

As a reference, the greatest amount of Character Points recommended to be given at one time is 15.
Overall Backstory and Setting
All of the PCs are contracted with the private military group called The Spartans. How they came to the group varies wildly, but as the motley crew that is the 'party' don't really fit with the rest of the seasoned soldiers, they have been put together as "those guys that get the jobs we don't want but still want to be paid for." Or what they're officially called: The Go-To Squad.

The Spartans are currently being hired out by Geclica, a Neutral Rim planet of middling prosperity, as security against riots sparked by panic. The local officials also have a bounty out for The Spartans: any PACT insurgents or agents they find will give them a hefty sum of cash.
PACT has steadily been marching outward from their core planets, conquering planets with brute force. They've spooked a couple of nearby planets to their ideology, and some of the citizens are thinking that maybe being ruled by PACT wouldn't be so bad.
At their current pace, should PACT not stop, their fleets will arrive in two months. The Spartans also have the contract for that amount of time, and aren't taking extensions no matter how lucrative the offers are.

About The Spartans
The leader of The Spartans is Michael Smythe, a cunning man who's lead the company for a decade, since he inherited the position from his mentor, who retired. He is a competent space captain.
Michael's right-hand man is Demian Kackov, a large man who prefers to let his muscles talk before his mouth. He's the Spartan's foremost commander on the ground, since Michael is usually tied up in other affairs.

The one directly in charge of The Go-To Squad is Geita Kuroitto. He's a no-nonsense ex-soldier from somewhere he would like to not go back to. He doesn't interact much with the Squad much, usually telling them their job, how to get there, and gathering the debrief from them once they're back. For special occasions, he also tells them if they get any extra gear or support for their job.

The Spartans currently have 300 men in their ranks, including support staff, not including the Squad. They have two frigates and a larger freighter as a space force, with a dozen Ryders for escort. The freighter is, as usual, landed in the most convenient local spaceport, while the frigates content themselves patrolling the area, freelancing. The Ryders are stored safely in the freighter, and their pilots are mixed with the usual infantry.

The Squad is usually assigned easy tasks to keep them occupied and off the rest of the company's mind, but they're also counted on for fairly dangerous jobs from time to time. However, no one is surprised when they cause trouble.

Nitpicky Details about The Spartans
There are currently 20 squads of various size within The Spartans.
The 'best' squads among these would be Alpha and Omega, with Deus being reserved for officers.
Ian Kellis is an obnoxious prick who has a particular dislike for Go-To. He's a good enough fighter to warrant his own Squad command.
Everyone involved has 24 hours after this post is made to post their 'hello.' After that point, anyone who hasn't posted shall be dropped. Much sadness, many pain.
With that, let's get to it.

The room is well-sized, and could easily fit fifty more persons than it already did. It was made from clean-cut metal and vacuum-sealed. The furniture could easily be described as spartan, with a single large desk near the front and foldable chairs for the seven current occupants. There are two doors, one to the left of the desk on the long wall, and one near the corner to the right of the desk. In front of all the occupants is a screen set into the wall ahead.

They had been left waiting, and had already sized each other up, or taken in each other's looks.

One of them is a slightly overweight man of average height, who seems comfortable in the space.

Another is a toned man, a head taller than the first, who sports a scar over his left eye.

The next is an undeniably beautiful woman with long white hair, wearing combat armor.

Then, a woman lithe in body and dangerous to look in the eye.

Next in line is a woman with shoulder-length black hair and steel in her gaze.

After her is an intimidatingly tall, intensely-muscled man with a sword handle sticking, apparently, out of his back.

Last, and certainly least, is a little girl, no more than twelve years old, with midnight blue hair down to her waist and bright orange eyes. She swings her legs, sitting on her chair and waiting.
« Last Edit: September 10, 2015, 05:13:14 pm by Merne23 »

woolyshambler [Aug16, 2015, 10:13PM]: ah Merne, they should give you the RP guru badge. [Aug24, 2016, 07:54 pm]:   WeAreTheMeta believes one day Merne went to the sea. From that day on the sea has been salty. Gamerjunkie [Jan04, 2017, 12:09 am]: So wait. Are... are you masturbating right in front of Sylvia? Deeox2 [Feb26, 2017, 02:03am]: SO WE GET ON ANOTHER BOAT AND FUCK OFF TO ANTARCTICA. Revontulet [Apr07, 2017, 06:30am]: gotta seize the day like a tentacle monster Beemu seizes a busty Hein

Offline Pal

Re: Sunrider RP! Instance: We've Got Company
« Reply #1 on: July 30, 2015, 02:13:27 am »
The 'fat' guy stretches what few muscles he has and looks around at the other faces in the room. He smirks like he knows something the others don't.
"So, anybody order the pizza?"

Heinrike [Nov 10, 2016, 11:00:11 am]: I'm bored too, but otherwise bored  Elvis Strunk [Dec 14, 2015, 01:43:59 AM]: Would make it easier to keep track of all the characters, at least. "They're all dead."
Eonymia [Dec 15, 2016, 10:14:17 pm]: Losers don't win, do drugs Arraxis [Feb 18, 2017, 03:12:47 am]: Slither me timbers

Offline Heinrike

Re: Sunrider RP! Instance: We've Got Company
« Reply #2 on: July 30, 2015, 11:19:47 am »
Samantha rolls her eyes at him with an amused grin, having apparently made herself comfortable leaning against Anton, who had apparently been selected simply because he was the person closest to her at the time.

"You techies and your pizza... I could go for some pizza too, though..."

Spoiler

Offline Deeox2

Re: Sunrider RP! Instance: We've Got Company
« Reply #3 on: July 30, 2015, 03:19:43 am »
Pizza.

If her superiors had decided to put her with people who thought that food was a good idea, then sure, she would keep herself from slitting this one's throat in his sleep.  Most everyone else looked like they could handle themselves, so perhaps she would not have to rely on some overweight bastard when things got heated.

The screen demanded her attention, and she would allow it  to receive it until it was done. Everyone else could socialize, she was here for a purpose.

Offline woolyshambler

Re: Sunrider RP! Instance: We've Got Company
« Reply #4 on: July 30, 2015, 12:18:15 pm »
Eli clenches and unclenches a fist.  Suddenly, it's hard not to just scream, pick up her chair, and beat the fat man to death so that she doesn't need to keep looking at his stupid, know-everything smirk.  But, that's not what he would have wanted.

She calms herself with effort, outwardly unchanged, running a hand through one of her twintails and mimicking the severe woman next to her in watching the screen.  She, at least, seems disciplined and focused; someone that might be depended upon.
[May 13, 2016, 02:26:28 pm]:   Elvis Strunk will do his best to shoot Eli with a full load.
Elvis Strunk [May 13, 2016, 02:26:45 pm]:   of bullets
Elvis Strunk [May 15, 2016, 03:31:49 pm]:   Knat's the best part of the harem, and the shortest lasting.
Jynx [May 15, 2016, 03:33:36 pm]:   Stop foreshadowing Knat's death
woolyshambler [May 15, 2016, 03:34:13 pm]:   foreshadowing death!? elvis wasn't foreshadowing knat's premature ejaculation problem?

Offline Pal

Re: Sunrider RP! Instance: We've Got Company
« Reply #5 on: July 30, 2015, 04:54:37 pm »
Not getting much of a reaction from anyone, except the sniper, the man shrugs and leans back in his chair.

Heinrike [Nov 10, 2016, 11:00:11 am]: I'm bored too, but otherwise bored  Elvis Strunk [Dec 14, 2015, 01:43:59 AM]: Would make it easier to keep track of all the characters, at least. "They're all dead."
Eonymia [Dec 15, 2016, 10:14:17 pm]: Losers don't win, do drugs Arraxis [Feb 18, 2017, 03:12:47 am]: Slither me timbers

Offline BlackStarLine

Re: Sunrider RP! Instance: We've Got Company
« Reply #6 on: July 30, 2015, 09:20:14 pm »
"Eh, too much junk food'll kill you eventually so i'll have to take a pass." Anton replied. "Mind you, I could go for a nice steak..."

Anton's mind lingered on the thought of a nice steak meal.

Offline mrgw4

Re: Sunrider RP! Instance: We've Got Company
« Reply #7 on: July 31, 2015, 06:02:42 am »
'Pizza does sound nice right about now.' Jirezon stretches on his chair and pats 7's head.
yes everything I say can and will have a typo in it.

Offline Pal

Re: Sunrider RP! Instance: We've Got Company
« Reply #8 on: July 30, 2015, 10:20:39 pm »
The man pats himself down for his communications device. ((His holo? Cell phone? Star trek comm badge?))

Heinrike [Nov 10, 2016, 11:00:11 am]: I'm bored too, but otherwise bored  Elvis Strunk [Dec 14, 2015, 01:43:59 AM]: Would make it easier to keep track of all the characters, at least. "They're all dead."
Eonymia [Dec 15, 2016, 10:14:17 pm]: Losers don't win, do drugs Arraxis [Feb 18, 2017, 03:12:47 am]: Slither me timbers

Offline BlackStarLine

Re: Sunrider RP! Instance: We've Got Company
« Reply #9 on: July 30, 2015, 10:26:07 pm »
"Looking for this by any chance?" Anton waves a holo around next to the fat person's face, "I swiped this from you earlier... A lot of interesting stuff on here..."

Offline Heinrike

Re: Sunrider RP! Instance: We've Got Company
« Reply #10 on: July 31, 2015, 06:36:35 am »
Samantha giggles at Anton's remark about junk food, giving him a look that could only be described as 'Oh, you' and gives Richard back his holo after taking it from Anton.

"It's not like we eat pizza everyday... besides, as delicious as steak sounds, nice cuts of meat are hard to find without spending a huge chunk of money."

She looks at those who haven't said anything on the matter yet, Eli, Azami, and 7, waiting to hear their opinion.

"What about you?"
 

Spoiler

Offline Merne23

Re: Sunrider RP! Instance: We've Got Company
« Reply #11 on: July 30, 2015, 10:33:37 pm »
(I shall restate this. OOC deliberations are discouraged.
Check your HARDWARE.)


7 smiles at being patted by Jirezon. "I like pizza. Who are you?" She peers, curious, at the other 5 people in the room other than Jire.

There is a knock at the door near the corner, then a blonde-haired, straight-backed man in administrative clothes enters the room, holo in-hand. He takes a look over the ensemble, then seems to stop himself from turning around. He goes to stand next to the screen.
This man has been introduced to everyone at some point as Geita.
« Last Edit: July 30, 2015, 10:40:39 pm by Merne23 »

woolyshambler [Aug16, 2015, 10:13PM]: ah Merne, they should give you the RP guru badge. [Aug24, 2016, 07:54 pm]:   WeAreTheMeta believes one day Merne went to the sea. From that day on the sea has been salty. Gamerjunkie [Jan04, 2017, 12:09 am]: So wait. Are... are you masturbating right in front of Sylvia? Deeox2 [Feb26, 2017, 02:03am]: SO WE GET ON ANOTHER BOAT AND FUCK OFF TO ANTARCTICA. Revontulet [Apr07, 2017, 06:30am]: gotta seize the day like a tentacle monster Beemu seizes a busty Hein

Offline BlackStarLine

Re: Sunrider RP! Instance: We've Got Company
« Reply #12 on: July 30, 2015, 10:37:30 pm »
"Ah you're no fun..." Anton replies with a smile "And besides, you can get some decent cuts of meat for good prices if you know where to look..."

The sound of the door opening draws Antons attention; "Looks like the boss is here." Anton notes with a nod towards Geita.

Offline Heinrike

Re: Sunrider RP! Instance: We've Got Company
« Reply #13 on: July 31, 2015, 06:54:54 am »
Samantha, who had been about to respond to 7, pays full attention to Geita as soon as he enters the room.

"Sir."

Spoiler

Offline Pal

Re: Sunrider RP! Instance: We've Got Company
« Reply #14 on: July 30, 2015, 11:45:40 pm »
The "fat guy" takes his holo from Sam with a thank you and glares at Anton. He checks to make sure his "waifu" wallpaper, and other data, remains as he had left it.

When Geita enters the room, Rich gives him two finger salute from his forehead with his left hand. Hardly a proper military salute, but he's hardly a military man, and certainly not a proper military man at that.
« Last Edit: August 09, 2015, 04:38:20 am by Pal »

Heinrike [Nov 10, 2016, 11:00:11 am]: I'm bored too, but otherwise bored  Elvis Strunk [Dec 14, 2015, 01:43:59 AM]: Would make it easier to keep track of all the characters, at least. "They're all dead."
Eonymia [Dec 15, 2016, 10:14:17 pm]: Losers don't win, do drugs Arraxis [Feb 18, 2017, 03:12:47 am]: Slither me timbers