Brave New Sea (A futuristic pirate adventure) - OOC
Subject: Brave New Sea (A futuristic pirate adventure) - OOC Thu Apr 11, 2013 5:02 pm
Welcome to my RP in development known as Brave New Sea. That up there is our epic theme song up there. It's an RP about pirates heavily inspired by the works of say One Piece and Afro Samurai. It has a very heavy futuristic and Sci-fi theme, doesn't mean it's like star wars. It's mostly modern with sci-fi themes mixed in such as Flying Ships, Cybernetics and etc. So yeah the point of the RP is that you're a pirate in a crew known as the Amazyn Hearts, a rookie pirate crew that is slowly gaining infamy through their many adventures. You'll basically play as either a regular man [Obvious], or a Cyborg [someone who has lost limbs or broken DNA and have compensated for it with machinery, or just wanted to replace their natural limbs with superior technology]. No matter your character your goal is working under captain Drake on his goal of finding a great treasure in the Great Unknown facing down foes such as rival pirates and NEST (read the setting). So yeah basically every character will be going island to island having adventures and developing your characters.
"The new era starts now."
It's a progressive world that has a different history than ours, and a different geography and a different theme in general. The world is twenty times our Earth's mass and has an enormous sea, every island is separated by the seemingly endless sea. Over the years they had developed, grew, and became technologically adapt as time passed. Every island has it's own story, and community; either it be a desolate wasteland, a lush tropical jungle or a xenophobic Democracy. There's still plenty of undiscovered world out there. At first nobody knew of the existence of most of the other communities until they explored. Starting with simple rafts everyone slowly advanced to using boats as you'd see in your history lessons, then as they interacted and expanded at the same time they shared their technology. Essentially spreading it across the world until they reached a heightened era as seen in their own sci-fi stories. Opposed to sailing the sea the communities of man have created flying boats which heavily look like space ships to sail the skies instead of the dangerous seas. These flying ships were known as Arks, and they vary from small cargo ships to enormous mile long battleships made to destroy.
As long as there were travel across the world there has been three kinds of people: Honest people out to make a living, Pirates who ruthlessly kill and steal, and lastly the last hope of order: NEST. As long as they were travels across the world there were pirates out there plundering--- with new tools being presented constantly to make it more convenient. There are literally thousands of pirate crews across the world all out there with their own goals and dreams. Most pirate crews dreams are mundane and generic such as simply loot until they get killed in the process--- or make a name for themselves. . Most of the time pirates just look for bragging rights. Others have more interesting goals such as taking over an entire nation or... I'll save that for later, heh. While it is extremely rare; treasure is out there. Not like treasure chests; more of technology and things that the world wasn't ready for, that some will kill for.
And as long as there were pirates there will be an order to oppose them. This brings us to the Coalition of the Frontier. An oppressive government power that wants the entire world under it's banner. The Coalition has thousands of islands apart of it's grand coalition. It keeps it's territories well guarded and free of pirates with it's army known as NEST. Basically it's a well-armed and trained Navy that fights pirates whenever they are encountered. NEST is as corrupted as the Coalition, as many of it's officials abuse their powers and are no worse than the pirates--- the Coalition won't bat an eyelash as long as they keep the pirates away and follow the laws set up by the Coalition. Then there's the exemplary ones who do good as they're supposed to which are rare as they are dangerous. Either way; corrupt or sin-free NEST are a very dangerous foe to all pirates. They're trained and ruthless. One of the Coalition's goals is to wipe all pirates off the maps. This has been their plans since their formation and they've been getting more and more desperate in hunting pirates. They've been putting out ridiculously high bounties for Captains and their crews so they can be publicly executed to send out a message, among other unspeakable acts.
One thing going for the pirates is that NEST can't act outside of their jurisdiction. As long as you avoid Coalition Territory and their business you avoid NEST.
There are several Oceans out there each containing at least thousands of nations and much more islands.
The Great European Frontier: The Ocean with the second most populated islands in the world. It's where what we call the Caucasians and Spanish ethnic groups came from before they spread out over the world. The Frontier is heavily developed with almost every island having a town or a sprawling metropolis. Most pirates avoid the Frontier at all costs since it is the home continent of the Coalition, meaning tons of NEST are active in the area keeping the area safe from pirates. Also, almost all of the Frontier is Coalition territory. Though, some nations aren't with the Coalition, which doesn't mean pirates are ecstatic to raid the place.
The New Americas: A sparsely inhabited cluster of islands. Most of the New America's islands were inhabited by savage tribes almost three hundred years ago. They were barely intelligent enough for long term sea travel--- but, once living in the Coalition got unfavorable to some they retreated to the New Americas to start their own communities. Most of these communities are simply towns, and not many major cities or ports of the sort. Instead of wiping out these tribes most of the immigrants ignore them and leave them to their business as that'd make them worse than the Coalition. Speaking of which most of the tribes have been civilized and spread. Some islands in the Americas are Coalition islands, and are defended by NEST. This Continent has pirates aplenty, given that there's plenty of easy pickings. Though, The Coalition plans on assimilated the Americas, so they have NEST patrol all of the seas and kill pirates when encountered. This is where our pirate Crew will start.
The Asianic Sea Front: This is where who we would call Asians came from. The Sea Front has the most islands of anywhere in the world, and is technically the most populated Oceans in the world. The place is known as a dangerous pirate hub given the lack of Coalition/NEST and any other means of preventing them from running rampant. In here a pirate's worst enemy are other pirates. It takes themes from Chinese, Korean and Japanese cultures and jams them all together. The most notable aspect of the Sea Front is that it contains the single largest city in the world, Hong Long. There was a cluster of islands close enough together that through time and with plenty of resources an enormous island could be built on these isles. It would be a great place to be if there weren't so many pirates.
The African Pass: The pass is much different from the other oceans as it is actually a continent. It's the single largest land mass, which has a large strait which leads into the Great Unknown. As expected this is where the Negro race came from. The continent is a large and expansive desert which has plenty of exciting adventures and people to meet for those brave enough to land. This continent is populated and NEST activity in the area is very high putting off all but the most determined pirates that wish to enter the Great Unknown.
The Great Unknown: Guess what this place is? Heh. It's basically the unexplored parts of the world and there can be anything and anyone in the Unknown. There is a legend saying there is a treasure like none other there.
There are secrets and treasures all within' these oceans. There are even unexplored clusters.
The Blackmore Pirates
"A heart without a home is lost, or free, or both."
Which brings us to our crew the Blackmore Pirates... started merely two months before the present times by a man named Drake D. Blackmore, the first Blackmore. A pirate from a Great European Frontier island known as Heart Island. This island was legendary for being the starting point of thousands of NEST legends started. Including Drake's father Adam who is a admiral in NEST, one of the highest ranks a marine can earn. Drake was expected to follow in his father's footsteps and join NEST--- which he did once he came of age but that did not last very long. He had some years of training under his belt and quickly became a forcible and promising marine fighting off several pirate attacks for years.... That is until he had met a woman he liked in the force that so happened to be the daughter of his officer, after they spent the night his officer found out. His instructor had some zany scheme to oust the boy as a pirate so he would be arrested, since NEST were given ridiculous amounts of rights, he managed to frame Drake for organizing pirate rides across the Frontier. He was on the verge of being arrested when Drake's father Adam stepped in and used his power Meta-human abilities to send Drake far away to the Asianic Front.
Being in a hub of pirates and having no money or anything really Drake had one choice and one choice only: join a pirate crew. There was one crew that was recruiting for people such as Drake, the Phoenix Pirates. Ran by a brutal man from the African pass. Drake had promise in the crew and ascended the ranks fast--- until the Phoenix Pirates came across a NEST ship and their brutal captain surrendered his crew to NEST in exchange for absolution. Drake managed to escape with the help of a man named Uukov Hai. A veteran pirate who had his own crew before they died and was just drifting from crew to crew looking for adventure and advising younger crews. Drake had his own plan: start a pirate crew of his own. Since the world had branded him a pirate and this world is basically dominated by them. Drake set out to retrieve the Phoenix Pirates ship the Ego Boost which was impounded in a port. Hai didn't have anything better to do and agreed with the crazy plan. They were successful in retrieving the ship and set out to the skies with only two people. Forging the Blackmore Pirates.
Over time they had gathered more people for the crew through adventures which brought them across the Asianic Front to the Americas fairly quickly. In these adventures Drake had fought slavers, other pirates, clashed with NEST several times. Gaining himself a larger bounty with every adventure. His crew got quite the bounty as well. Drake has gotten a twenty million dollar bounty on his head, being ousted as the head of the Amazyn Hearts. His crew has gotten smaller bounties on them.
The grand goal of the Blackmores is to reach the Great Unknown and find the greatest treasure of them all.
Anyway this is the The Ego Boost It's a medium sized vessel that was originally a cargo ship retrofitted with concealed weapons pointing in every direction. Most of the cargo space has been made into rooms like the armory, barracks, etc. It will be our current ship.
Rules and Notes
1. The usual: no godmodding, metagaming, powerplaying, etc.
2. Keeps things Sci-fi ish, but reminiscent of modern times. Like, don't be too futuristic.
3. While the crew is composed of all sorts of bad @sses, don't go overboard. Give them a role and a specialty. They must have weaknesses and things that'd stop them from becoming a one man killing machine. No matter how strong they are they can't prevent being killed by things like poison and sneak attacks. Try not to make
4. I can't stress this enough; your characters have the potential to die every time they get into a fight or other situations. Furthermore if your characters go out and do things that'd get them killed they will die.
5. While this world, it's themes and pretty much everything about it is the least bit realistic. Try to keep things believable.
6. Everyone will be in one pirate crew; the Blackmore Pirates. No exceptions.
7. Guns are allowed. Just don't have your guy have twenty guns--- unless they're the armory guy, even then they won't be able to carry all of them into a fight. Modern guns (like the same guns that exist) RL are used in this world.
8. Don't destroy the ship, or pick fights with your other crew mates. It's counterproductive and will probably get you killed.
9. I am allowed to say no to any sheet, demand that you change anything about your character or fix anything.
10. Literacy. Try to make posts at least a paragraph
11. Your character doesn't necessarily have to be pure evil or blood thirsty. But, don't cross the line. While the crew may be pirates they have morals and won't tolerate senseless killings.
12. While your character can have plots to take over the crew and take the ship... yeah. I'm not going to allow anyone else to take the position of captain, by force or otherwise. There are people insanely loyal to the captain and would rather die than let some scum take control. So keep your dreams of controlling the Ego Boost small scale.
13. I'm all in for subplots, send me a PM and I'll pass judgement. Hell, I may even take suggestions on where the plot goes next.
14. Feel free to make up your own nations/islands for your back stories, there are literally millions of them and they can be anything. As long as it isn't extreme.
15. Violence, Swearing and Alcohol use are all allowed.
16. Several characters are allowed and encouraged. There's no defined limit; you can have as many characters as you wish but if it gets out of hand I'm going to be saying no. Though, you better make your characters now (the beginning of the RP) so that they can already be apart of the crew. Otherwise when we have island adventures your character will have to be recruited--- which means you'll have to impress the captain.
17. Try to avoid children characters please. We are rookie pirates that run the risk of getting killed every time they drift too close to a ship. Certainly no place for a child.
18. Have fun.
Name: (Nothing Stupid) Age: (Go for 18+ please, children aren't ready for the life of pirate) Gender: (Boy, Girl, or other) Type: (Is your dude a Cyborg, or a Regular dude?) Bounty: (Optional. How much does the NEST want your character's head?) Rank/Position: (This is really important because it'll determine your character's role in this. Like is your character the Crew's doctor. Run things by me such as First Mate) Appearance: (Go for anything really. In terms of clothing try to gun for modern) Weapons/Items: (What does your character use? Does he/she use a energy sword, in a raid or a shotgun to use up close? Or carry around a plastic flower to stab people with?) Special Skills/Abilities: (Now, put any special skills your character has, as well as abilities if your character is a Cyborg) Short Backstory: (Optional. You can make up communities/towns/islands as long as they aren't too outlandish)
Brave New Sea (A futuristic pirate adventure) - OOC