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. ---------------------------------------------------------- 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.