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The space and stars between chambers of the human heart
« on: March 01, 2015, 05:23:43 pm »
The Talevo, at its Genesis, was a communications principal to make effective, incredibly so, the relationship between the expression of human though, and available technology. Thomas Lament developed the Talevo as a game engine. This ended the infantile war of consoles and other computerized equipment. People made a game of handling information.

The Talevo's next growth spurt let countries make a game out of war. We played it so well we became universally recognized. We then had to play against other worlds.

In its adulthood, the Talevo was our only weapon against interstellar racism. When we successfully declined subjugation, the foremost hellions of the Woven Systems sent something Dr. Lament called The Cycle Eater toward our Sun. Obliterating any nurturing star is a great felony by WS treaty, but denying singular planets sunlight is not. For a few decades the Talevo became a mother that rationed out the last of our resources. We knew cities closer to the core, we knew ice palaces that upset the moon. We took all our energy from storms. When we were becoming comfortable in our misery, the Lament Company declared our planet terminal.

This is the story of retribution. And if it is not, it could still be the novella of salvation.

The remains of Dr. Lament composed a scope capable of reading The Cycle Eater satellite. We learned that algorithms controlling the obstructive satellite were closely related to Talevo. Translation was fairly easy. In the release to the population, The Lament Company said that affinity could be established between the alien sunshield and our minds, if we used newer versions of Talevo as a catalyst for the link. They said it meant the up until now indestructible machine our enemies sent could be undone by frequencies of human individuals. All that was needed was proximity.

The good Doctor, in his lessened state, borrowed from all fractions left on Earth to make a vehicle. Individuals were picked after their frequency, as it could be read by Talevo, to destroy The Cycle Eater. The Uptourne was to be launched toward the sun, with our hope as cargo.

These are our closing words.


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Welcome to this angstilly hopeful space farce! You character can be from any of the available places on this new earth.

Titan Castle

Scientific stronghold of the Lament Company. It is the most desired place to live. The upper crust are sometimes given the title of royalty by the rest of the population. They take applications from all other places, but accept very few.

Ice Cities

Icelings are people with a thick mane of very soft hair. Mystics with a strong root in religion where they believe Talevo is a voicebox of a polytheism, where everyone has their own guiding song. This belief was strengthened by The Uptourne project. Icelings are the rarest of Earth people, with only three known Ice Mega cities. They govern some strange animals honed to survive on mother earth's cruel face.

Oba=1
Oby=2
Obei=3
Obak=4
Anan=5
Anak=6
Osak=7
Orak=8
Eran=9
Vul=0

Craftverk

The power plants placed in stormy areas. Accessed through tunnels in the ice. They are masters of hardware and pride themselves as mechanics. Strong build. They usually use Talevo to control machines but are prone to humanoid motion patterns. They are usually referred to as Ironied by themselves. Racial slur: Sparky.

Underground

Most of the population live between Craftverks and the core, in the earth. People from the surface call them Moles but they call themselves Lambs. They have the most contact with Titan Castle. They try to dig out great halls where they recreate old Earth. It is mostly by their hand that the planet has become terminal.




You of course have some freedom with your character's birthplace. We're working through the usual fantasy/sci-fi trope of racism.

You are to play an individual chosen to take the voyage on Uptourne because your frequency marries well with The Cycle Eater. You will have been taught or already posses skills needed on the ship. You might be a doctor, a mechanic, a Talevo user (as in a controller of tech, like reading data or steering), a horticulturist or anything else.

Remember to be thoroughly amazed by the sunlight, as The Cycle Eater has robbed us of that. The visible sunlight will set some of the poetic frame of this thread.

Uptrourne is the accumulation of what earth has to offer, and since it is a one way journey, they've made the ship vast and comfortable. Imagine whatever luxuries you want. The grander it is, the better the loneliness is underlined. The lower hull is a bit of a wreck, as it wasn't supposed to stay attached through launch, but its ruin is a bit of a reminded of the severity of the mission and will serve to lend some grit to our scenes.

There will be attacks on Uptourne from WS but nothing Talevo can't handle. Most of the peril will come from your character's affinity to the code in The Cycle Eater. The more our proximity destroys the satellite, the worse we feel. Your character will become sicker the closer we get to the satellite. When you guys inevitably drop out, it'll be explained as exposure sickness. You can also chose to write your character out by yourself this way. Somber, eh? Mix that with people from different places with innate friction, love-ways and stress of leaving earth, we have an awesome plate to pick from.

So! Who's got ideas? Who wants in?
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« Reply #1 on: March 04, 2015, 10:26:35 am »
Oh my gosh, I love space drama! I'm in! Is this a suicide mission, by the way?

I might make an Ironed to be the mechanic but I am, of course, also drawn to the Titans.

Moody in space! This sounds great!

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« Reply #2 on: March 04, 2015, 09:37:21 pm »
Yes, without a doubt a suicide mission. That's why they're afforded the best recreational technology, so as to ease earth's conscience.

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« Reply #3 on: March 07, 2015, 05:25:58 pm »
En Klau 18 Iceling

Smiling boy. Grew up with no real societal ambition. Had siblings that did. Eyes silver to white with black rings separating the iris from the sclera, family trait. Learned to love sweets from his younger sister.

Killed younger sister with his pet, a third generation Battery Animal, pattern customized, based off pattern Tiger. Wasn't enough left of her magnetic pattern to make a magnetic urn, so he healed it with replications of his own magnetic pattern and kept her around. He calls her Au Oba and she calls him Ki Oby.

He was trained in using the battle systems of The Uptourne, even the in-ship ones, but doesn't have full clearance for full energy expenditure. There is also a symbolic note in his files for conflict resolution, though it is mostly based in earth-bound blocks. His family was really ambitious.

He intends on nurturing a close relationship with the on-ship Talevo, Pritm, but has come to realize his Au Oba gets in the way of that relationship.
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« Reply #4 on: March 08, 2015, 11:21:14 am »

Kelly Debor

turned 17 last week

Sixth of nine children. His father liked making kids and would have liked to see them all fed and happy if he didn't like gambling even more. Kelly realized early on that he was going to be disappointed with the outcome of his life. He could either work hard and do well to get little or he could give in to being a waste of space like his parents and so many of his siblings. Hard work was never in his nature but neither was living under a roof of debt and fear.

When the Titans showed up at his door after school with the letter that requested his sacrifice, Kelly saw it as a blessing. He was going to die young, beautiful, and in luxury. Suddenly that long life of hard choices was gone. He was going to be a hero.

Has no specialized training, scheduled to graduate highschool in a month and go on to horticultural education.

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« Reply #5 on: March 08, 2015, 12:07:10 pm »

Opal Verona

20

Titan.

Born in a surface city, she applied to move to Titan Castle when she was fourteen after earning a medical doctorate and making progress in biochemistry. She has always had a good connection with Talevo and a drive to use that connection to accomplish all of her goals. Left her parents at fifteen when accepted into Titan Castle where she has since thrived. Well respected and accomplished in many fields, Titan Castle considers her their personal hero for her sacrifice, her face now shimmering in halobanners across their buildings as the ship makes its voyage.

No one actually saw her board the ship though or make any grand speeches or interviews before her departure. It would have been impossible considering that they had to restrain and sedate her in order to get her on the ship. No amount of bribery or talk of honor could convince Opal to sacrifice herself for the world. She finally had the life she always wanted. She had dreams and ambitions and grand intentions for the progress of her work and the breadth of her life.

The unwilling sacrifice, Opal Verona has been abducted and sent to die in space with a ship full of strangers.


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« Reply #6 on: July 01, 2015, 12:59:50 pm »


Arembia 'Remy' Calidor

19

Ironied.

Her father didn't want her to go. He would have damned the world to keep her close. Her parents would want for nothing now that she was gone and, despite that, they would want for someone forever.

Small for an Ironied. Her siblings had made fun of her for her build but her father had told her it was nothing to mock. Someone had to have the small hands. Someone had to be able to climb in between the machines. He had said that she would be able to reach what they could not. Soon she would reach the sun.

Remy is cheerful but shy outside of the Craftverks where she grew up. It was easy to find a job for her on the ship. Mechanics are always useful.

Dark eyes and maroon hair. Tan skin from exposure to welding torches, often leaving lines of sunburns along the shapes of her tanktops and goggles. Usually smudged in some sort of grease. It's likely she's never been entirely clean a day in her life.