Sign-Up Star Surge: Recruitment

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  1. The Mighty BaconShark

    The Mighty BaconShark I refuse

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    Space.

    It is really big.

    I mean, really, really big. It is huge.

    The Galaxy As We Know It (Also called "GAWKI").

    The Galaxy as we know it has an abundance of alien species. Some are more advanced than others, while some are still in a mere tribal state on their planets. Certain rules had to be invented to keep the peace and allow each species to evolve on their own. A Galactic Senate was created, allowing each species to send envoys to represent their species that would decide how the GAWKI would be governed. In most cases each species would elect their envoys democratically, but there are many species who select their envoys by right of strength. Or intelligence. Or whoever was richest. You get the point.

    The Galactic Senate as a Police Force.

    Besides shouting at each other, they also govern important issues. The senate can be found on a heavily protected planet, and is kept in check by strict laws and policies. They possess a large fleet, a large police force meant to keep wars at bay and to be used in times of need, or against the enemies of the Galactic Senate. This police force primarily exists out of hundreds of different types of alien species that belong to the Senate.

    Bounty Hunters.

    The quickest way to stay out of political fire is by the use of Bounty Hunters. Criminals use them, but the Senate is probably their biggest source of income. Anonymous Bounty Hunters are an excellent way to silence opponents and take out criminal targets wherever needed. It is a risky job, but it pays very well, especially in these times of politics and talks. Sometimes a gun is just a bit quicker and more effective. Some Bounty Hunters are so effective and good at killing, they are cheered on and considered hero's. Some of the more famous Bounty Hunters even have action figures and games made after them.

    A trademark signature of a Bounty Hunter is that they usually work alone. It's worth the largest amount of money and it is faster. There was a time huge groups of Bounty Hunters would work together, but it always ended up in killing each other to get a bigger bounty.

    They almost always travel through space by their own ship. Fighters. Not large ships that move cargo. They need to be fast, go in and out. Their ships are big enough to fit about 2-3 people in there, tops. Some are faster, some have stealth. Others have more firepower and specialize in destroying ships. Others prefer close combat kills. Some others prefer to be snipers. But they all have their unique Space Fighters, the more famous ones being recognized by their colors.

    Where your story begins.

    In short, you are a Bounty Hunter. Maybe famous, maybe cold blooded and anonymous. Strange things are about to happen. The biggest item in the news is that an entire species, the Varnaks, are dealing with a virus, a very deadly virus that seems to only target their own species. This is huge, because the Varnaks are the largest political party in the Senate, together with the Humans. If the virus gets worse, it could mean a huge shift in the current political structure, which is now mostly controlled by the fair and intelligent Varnaks.

    So if you please, put on your helmet and don't forget to put your blaster shield down. Let me sign you up on this form here.

    Official Galactic Senate Database.

    Analyzing..

    Processing..

    Target located.


    User Database Bounty Hunter Entry, activated.
    Please fill in your information and proceed to the nearest exit to begin your mission.




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    Name:

    Bounty Hunter nickname:

    Bounty Hunting style: (Assassin, traps, sniping, close range, Et cetera.)

    Sex:

    Age:

    Race:

    Appearance:


    Background:

    Space Fighter Name:

    Space Fighter Appearance:


    [You have 5 slots to fill by your choosing.]

    [Example]

    - Slot 1: Weapon (specify)
    - Slot 2: Weapon (specify)
    - Slot 3: Shield (type shield)
    - Slot 4: Shield (type shield)
    - Slot 5 [locked]: Hyperdrive Engine (required, cannot be altered)
    - Slot 6 Special: Stealth/Ion cannon/Plasma Gun/Booster/???

    This is the space available you got on your small Fighter. You can have various types of weapons, or even rockets. The same goes for shields. You can have two the same type of shields, making it extra powerful against laser fire. Or have an anti-Ion shield, and a regular type shield. You can also choose to have only one weapon, three slots filled with engine parts, making your ship incredibly fast. Or perhaps one weapon slot, three shield parts, Et cetera.

    The sixth slot is for a special unique something for your ship, a signature move. Be as creative as you want to be.
     
  2. The Mighty BaconShark

    The Mighty BaconShark I refuse

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    Name: Mark Silentii.

    Bounty Hunter nickname: "Vox" Silentii.

    Bounty Hunting style: Sniper.

    Sex: Male.

    Age: 34.

    Race: Human.

    Appearance:

    [​IMG]

    Short black hair, intelligent green eyes. Strong jawlines. Smoothly shaved. Stands about 1.79 meters tall. Very slightly pointed ears, nothing noteworthy.

    Background:

    Mark got into the business of Bounty hunting at an early age. He grew up relatively safe, raised by both his parents on Earth IV. He originally trained to become an space ship architect, having an keen eye for details. His life path went different, ending up in the Galactic Senate's army, where he was kept as a Strategist, planning out movements of their ships.

    Mark got caught in the system, rules. He refused to send troops to destroy a colony of alien tribe species so the planet could be mined for valuable resources. Effective immediately, Mark was stripped from his rang and thrown out of the Galactic Senate with no chances of joining any military force. So, he became a Bounty Hunter, bitter by the political bindings people had to abide to. Being a Bounty Hunter allowed him to take out obese scumbags in political parties, something he felt zero regret for doing. A guilty satisfaction.

    He got caught into the killing, and started to enjoy it. Became reckless. The public began to notice him. He headlined a show called 'Top Notch Bounty Hunters', a show famous for making Bounty Hunters famous. From there on it was a wild ride, being in the spotlight constantly, making money, going to parties.

    It was until one night that all changed. Having the spotlights on you isn't the best thing being a Bounty Hunter, as he quickly became a target himself. There was an assassination attempt. Mark killed his assassin, but was left badly poisoned and bleeding on the floor of the club. No-one helped him, no-one cared. It was certain he was dying, everyone around him knew it. He realized how alone he was, and missed his parents which he had not seen since nine years.

    Then a Varnak Female leaned over him. She kissed him. It was the most intimate thing a Varnak could ever do, sharing a kiss, let alone with a different species. It was a Fen'indhal Kiss. It basically shared some life force together with the being that got kissed, and was considered the ultimate sacrifice and intimacy, and could only be done once in a Varnak's lifetime. It saved Mark's life. The Varnak female was weakened, but smiled. Her name was Zendora, and she did not know who he was. She explained to him it just felt right, but that he didn't owe anything to her, and left while Mark was still recovering.

    Varnak Female: http://i.imgur.com/6AnwE.jpg

    Mark was left in anguish, as he had madly fallen in love with her. As soon as he got better he looked her up, and they found they were mutually attracted to each other. Their souls were entwined, and Mark was happier then he ever could have been with Zendora.

    He went back to his parents, introduced Zendora, who they absolutely loved. He lived on Earth IV for a while, got married. This lasted for a few years. But the itch came back. The itch for his Bounty Hunting. Zendora refused this, fearing for his safety. After much thought Mark went back to his Bounty Hunting, changing his name to 'Vox'. Whenever on the job, he wears an helmet and tries his best to stay out of publicity. Zendora disapproves, but has given in to her husbands dark side, holding him close whenever he came back from a mission, being eternally grateful that he came back alive.

    It worked out for a while, for several years. Zendora was a scientist, and Mark made sure she got all the money he made from Bounty Hunting. They tried for children for a while. Varnaks and Humans their internal organs are 60.56% compatible. So it was not unheard of a Varnak/Human couple to create children. Such was not the luck for Mark and Zendora.

    It got worse when Zendora got sick. She had caught the incurable disease that was striking all Varnaks. Mark spend almost all his fortune to make her as comfortable as possible and sending doctors from far away planets to cure her. So far, to no avail.

    Mark keeps up his Bounty Hunting to provide for a steady income, paying for Zendora's medical bills. All along travelling to find a cure. Some say it might be best to just spend their last moments together, but Mark is unable to sit still and give up, and continues to try and find a cure for the love of his life.



    Space Fighter Name: Zen.

    Space Fighter Appearance:

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    - Slot 1: Rapid Laser series IV (Red laser unit)
    - Slot 2: Rapid Laser series IV (Red laser unit)
    - Slot 3: Shield (Standard shield, blocks small asteroids, laser fire)
    - Slot 4: Vertical Engine (allows for vertical manoeuvres)
    - Slot 5 [locked]: Hyperdrive Engine (required, cannot be altered)
    - Slot 6 Special: Sun Shield (Emits a bright flash, blinding anyone looking directly at him, going through sun reflectors, but also disrupts all of their systems for several seconds.)
     
  3. Paladin_girl

    Paladin_girl Between the Chapters of a Dream Staff Member

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    Name: XZ-011

    Bounty Hunter nickname: Libra, Legion.

    Bounty Hunting style: Hi-jacking and disruption of navigational systems. Hacking.

    Sex: Unclear.

    Age: Unknown.

    Race: Uncertain.

    Appearance: Uncertain.

    Background: The bizarre entity of Libra is one which has scientists and mechanics baffled. None can genuinely say that they have met the pilot, but XZ-011's glistening, black-and-golden shell is unmissable. Pirates across the galaxy have been prey to the ship, who say that when hunted, the pristine body emits something similar to music, crystalline, gentle and pure. The voice that follows afterwards is a conglomerate of voices, both soothing and ethereal which earns its namesake “Legion.”

    The fact that XZ-011 aims only for pirates and smugglers suggests an idealist beyond the ebony metal, seeking to do good, rather than behaving advantageously. Nobody knows what the ship does with its proceeds – most assume that it goes to being maintained – but then this lacks logic, since the ship never seems dented or bent.

    No deaths have every occurred by XZ's ship. The bounty hunter's intentions are always to subdue, but never to destroy.

    The appearance and make-up of the ship implies a military background, but few know any more than that.

    Space Fighter Name: Nicknamed 'The Ship who Sings'.. The shining, curvaceous letters on her side spell 'Reacher.'

    Space Fighter Appearance: Small, shining black and lined in gold, the ship is both blossom-like and monstrous, an oxymoron of maleficent beauty, the engines spread out like an offering hand. The cockpit overlooks the nose of the fighter, the deep yellow of the glass curving down towards it like a whisper. Due to being a Hackship, it is unclear what the firepower from weapons are on such a vessel

    - Slot 1: The electromagnetic cloak. If a ship even brushes against Reacher, the entire system aboard it stutters and fails. It also doubles as a shield.
    - Slot 2: A single shrapnel laser. It's usually used to cut into the engines and make them go flat.
    -Slot 4: Vertical drives.
    - Slot 5 [locked]: Hyperdrive Engine (required, cannot be altered)
    - Slot 6 Special: Stealth gauge – the ship goes off the radar, but the plates also reverse, revealing reflectors that keep the ship out of sight – for a time. The panels act as laser reflectors, but this has never been tested.
     
  4. The Mighty BaconShark

    The Mighty BaconShark I refuse

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    I think it would be best to get at least one or two more participants to this RP. It's a nice opportunity to try out new things, in case you are still doubting whether to join or not.

    (Plus I am quite curious to Paladin Girl's character now. :p)
     
  5. Paladin_girl

    Paladin_girl Between the Chapters of a Dream Staff Member

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    I'm rather enthused about seeing more interest - it sounds like a really good idea. :3
     
  6. Nevermore

    Nevermore Stately

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    I'm thinking about joining this one as well. It might take me a while to get a character together though. For stuff like this I'm not incredibly detailed enough to create a ship, so I like pictures. Always takes forever. Bear with me.
     
  7. Sapphire_Goddess

    Sapphire_Goddess *daydreaming*

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    I too shall join... I just need untill wenesday to get my charater together please. I'm as well going to be using pictures to help me.
     
  8. Sapphire_Goddess

    Sapphire_Goddess *daydreaming*

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    Name: Destiny Lieann
    Bounty hunter nickname: Fate
    Bounty hunting style: Close Range
    Sex: Female
    Age: 24
    Race: Human
    Apperence: her right eye is blue and her left eye is purple, brown hair
    [​IMG]
    Background: Destiny was not born from this time, alians had come to her time and taken her, perhaps they saw her as a valueable human, she was about 9 or 10 when they brought her to their planet. Once there they began to train her to fight, swordplay, gun use, and even how to fix, maintance, and build spacecraft.
    When she turned 20, she had become the best the planets army had, she had mastered stealth, and close range battle. Her name had become widely known.
    Once the viris had hit her planet she took The Dimond (which she built when she was 22) and left before she could be infected. Changing her lifestyle she became a well known bounty hunter (only her nickname, no real name or apperence is known due to once they see her they don't live long enough to tell) by the time she was 23. Nowat 24 she is sought out by many powerful people.
    Space fighter name: Dimond (written on the side in light blue metalic paint)
    Space fighter apperence: [​IMG]


    Slot one: (weapon) Electromagnetic pulse gun: shuts down planes and causes all electronics to shut down, systems malfunction and causes great suffering.
    Slot two: (weapon) Lazor gun: blue lazors hot as lava can melt spacecrafts, cause fire, holes, ect(fire wise)
    Slot three: (shield) Advanced sheild: blocks most space dapree, lazor fire, and some gunfire
    Slot four: (sheild) Plasma sheild: invisable untill hit, turns into a light blue color then fades out, created to be very strong and very helpful, however it cannot be used for long periods it uses more energy, and power.
    Slot five: hyperdrive engine
    Slot six: Stealth: when needed a small hidden switch can be flipped and the dimond is like a cameleon, it takes on that of its surroundings, making it near impossible to see. Destiny had created this herself. It took her 5 years to fgure it out.
     
  9. Nevermore

    Nevermore Stately

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    Name: Beck Donaldson Jr.

    Bounty Hunter nickname: The Old Outlaw

    Bounty Hunting style: Melee

    Sex: Male

    Age: 55

    Race: Human

    Appearance: Beck is an imposing figure, standing at a medium height below six feet tall and being built almost as wide. His father had been a giant of a man, standing well over six feet tall and Beck might have shared this height had he grown up on Earth, but because of the heavy gravity of Eiuve his height was stunted. Despite his advanced age, the outlaw is in impeccable shape, carrying more muscle than most body builders. This mass was gained over numerous years of intense training under gravity three times as strong as the gravity on Earth. He was also given a steroid-like medicine by the people of Eiuve that allowed his body to adapt to the planet's gravity by strengthening the cells of his muscles.

    Even stranger is the appearance of his muscles and the skin that covers them, being taunt and worn with age, they do not bulge or ripple, but are rather rigid and unyielding, as if hewn from stone. Beck himself appears to have been carved from rock as his skin has taken on a gray hew due to the unusual properties of the alien sun of his home planet. Although it did not deal deadly radiation, the radiation that was produced by the star made his tan skin ashen over time. Thick scars cover a large portion of his body like veins of dull silver embedded in his granite skin, marks of his trade, and marks of his arrival on his home world.

    A stiff, well worn military-style vest and brown, sleeveless shirt cover his chest, leaving his massive arms bare. Thick, dark brown fatigue pants cover his lower body, and heavy military boots are his preferred footwear. Beck's once stark, black hair is now peppered with gray, giving it a sooty appearance. It is cut short and naturally stands straight up, as if held away from his scalp by some unseen force. His eyes look like rusted orbs of steel, brownish-red, but still full of strength.

    Background: Beck crash landed on the planet Eiuve with his father when he was only five years old. His father, also named Beck, had decided to take his son sight seeing to a distant planet when their ship was attacked by bandits just before it reached the alien world. Beck Sr. managed to escape the attack, but the strong gravity of Eiuve was too much for the injured ship. The father and son were pulled down and unable to fight their descent. Beck Sr. died in the crash, while Beck Jr. was injured severely. The people of Eiuve, a humanoid alien race called accikas discovered the wreckage quickly and saved Beck's life. The young boy was taken in by the native people and accepted easily, though he struggled for several years living on Eiuve because of the planet's heavy gravity. It was not easy to become accustomed to weighing three times as much as normal. Luckily for Beck, the accikas had already dealt with human visitors before and a solution had been developed long before his arrival on the planet. He was given special clothing that, by some mysterious process, reduced the effects of the gravity on his body. It was still stronger than what he had felt on Earth, but much less than three times. He wore the clothes for years, but eventually grew tired of being dependent upon them.

    After only seven years of living on Eiuve, Beck decided to train his body to withstand the gravity of his new home. The accika that had been his caretaker since he crash landed gradually lowered the resistance levels of his clothing while also administering a special medicine developed to strengthen cells and help them adapt to an environment outside their place of origin. He worked out constantly. He trained daily, forcing his body to adjust to the gravity and gaining strength at an impressive rate with the help of the steroid-like medicine. By the time he was twenty he had grown far larger than a normal man and could walk among the accikas without the special clothing. He never gave up training, having made the strict regiment a part of his everyday life.

    At the age of twenty-two Beck decided he needed something to do with his life, having lived most of it so far under the laid back care of the accikas people. He had earned his keep doing odd jobs, and even putting his impressive strength to good use when it was needed. Although Eiuve is fairly secluded from the rest of the system, the technology of the planet is quite advanced. At his insistence, and with his help, the aliens used their technology to put Beck's father's ship back together over the years. The ship was completed, and even upgraded by the time he turned twenty-two. He marveled at what they had managed to turn it into and regarded the craftsmanship with a profound respect. It had been outfitted with weapons to prevent it from being crashed by bandits again.

    One day, while regarding the ship in silence, remembering his father and the day he had died, Beck had an idea. He remembered having heard stories about bounty hunters when he was young, and on the occasional day when he glanced at the news that poured in from the system seeing mention of their deeds hailed as heroic. He wasn't particularly interested in heroism, but there was something about the bounty hunters that appealed to the large man, perhaps because they took care of bandits like the ones responsible for his father's death. He felt like his self-made strength might be useful. Beck decided to try it and loaded up his father's ship, taking off not knowing when he would come back to the alien planet he called home. He feared failure and an early return, but packed for an optimistically long trip. His first mission was a great success, and after it he managed to complete many more, returning home after every few missions. He quickly established a reputation for himself and has been working for many years. Beck shows no desire to retire any time soon.

    Space Fighter Name: Star Dusk

    Space Fighter Appearance:
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    - Slot 1: Right Grappler Arm [Can be armed with Ship Breaker club.]
    - Slot 2: Left Grappler Arm [Can be armed with Vibro Saw blade.]
    - Slot 3: Electromagnetic Scrambler. This shield blocks most signals, electrical pulses, and any attack aimed at the ship's electric systems.
    - Slot 4: Jumper Drive. When active, this drive enables the ship to boost in any direction at incredible speeds, allowing the ship to 'jump' from place to place around an enemy and evade attacks, or get close for the kill.
    - Slot 5: Hyperdrive Engine
    - Slot 6 Special: Charged Ion Rail Driver. Rods that are two feet in length and an inch in diameter, made from slightly radioactive metal found only on Beck's home world are filled with highly charged ions as they are subjected to massive amounts of energy within this weapon. The rods are then fired via electromagnetic rails, rather than propellent and cause large explosions on impact. This weapon is largely experimental and prone to overheating. Beck is lucky if he can fire it even once successfully in battle.
     
  10. Sapphire_Goddess

    Sapphire_Goddess *daydreaming*

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    Had to have something to counter my made up gun lol
    Interesting charater
     
  11. Nevermore

    Nevermore Stately

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    Well, it's not specifically to counter your character's weapon, since they're all bounty hunters, they should be fighting other people, and not each other. I just wanted him to have something that made sense with the types of weapons other people might have available. And thanks, glad he's interesting.

    Also, updated his bio and added the picture of his ship.
     
  12. The Mighty BaconShark

    The Mighty BaconShark I refuse

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    I shall get this started soon. I am loving the characters. If anyone else feels like joining, please do so.

    The profiles are excellent, just a one note for Sapphire Goddess: I just want to be sure that you know there is a lethal virus going around in the Galaxy, but it (so far) only targets a specific alien species called the Varnaks. You mentioned a virus, and I am not sure if it is a different one or that you simply misunderstood the prior intention for it. Your character would not be affected by it.
     
  13. Sapphire_Goddess

    Sapphire_Goddess *daydreaming*

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    Diffrent one, I had maybe though about some internal viris that was similar to it. Kinda like the one from outbreak ^_^
     
  14. The Mighty BaconShark

    The Mighty BaconShark I refuse

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    Is anyone still interested in this?
     
  15. Paladin_girl

    Paladin_girl Between the Chapters of a Dream Staff Member

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    Still making my post - expect it later today or tomorrow.