Credit where it's due: Thanks to Bacon for planting this seed in my head. "Just remember: Outlaws never go down without a fight." - Hot Ice Hilda With the development of faster than light travel mankind set out into the universe. Travelers of all sorts crossed the sea of stars and spread out across the worlds. But when law and order were created those who disturbed it appeared and when wealth and interest were made those who would plunder them appeared. Just as the last great age of sailing pirates were reborn in space. but in this new age of odysseys a new breed of sailors appeared who worked outside the law yet sided with neither space pirates nor space forces. Outlaws, this was the name given to those with only freedom as their guide. *~*~*~*~*~* Known Races: Ctarl-Ctarl A cat-like alien race. The Ctarl-Ctarl have superior senses of hearing, smell and sight and vast strength as well as an ability to turn into large, feral beasts completely at the mercy of their instincts (usually resembling huge felines and perhaps Lupines or Vulpines). The Ctarl-Ctarl are a vast empire that, after many battles with humanity, have established trade treaties and are now on neutral terms. The Frontier - the area of space where most of the game will take place - lies between the Ctarl-Ctarl Empire and the Terran Federation, and was established as a buffer zone after numerous battles between the two species. Its position is roughly 500 light years away from earth. Bio-Android An artificially created Human. Despite being an artificial humanoid, they can possess both free will and human emotions as well as the physical need for food and rest (although for unknown reasons, they lack the ability to dream) Silgrians A peaceful race in the Outlaw Star universe which resemble anthropomorphic birds. Physically they are usually at least 180 cm (6 ft) tall, and have necks that can make a 180 degree rotation or can turn their head completely upward. Their eyes also have two lids. It is often noted that the Silgrians are 'too friendly' with human races. Corbanites An industrious race of frog-like amphibians. Their natural habitat is in the water, so in air Corbanites wear environment suits that maintain an aquatic environment to their liking. With their technological advancement, most Corbanites fit their environ-suits with translators that turn their native Corbonese into the local language. Saurians A bio-engineered race of reptiles created by humans by combining different strains of dinosaur DNA. Saurians are tall, powerful, imposing creatures with the intelligence and cunning of a human combined with the strength and viciousness of their great lizard ancestors. Technology: Sorry to disappoint but there won't be any blaster pistols, in fact despite the strides made in space travel and it's associated forms of combat weapons haven't advanced very far since man was confined to earth. in combat people are limited to guns and knives, on most space colonies projectile weapons are forbidden due to the odds of a stray shot rupturing the hull and killing the occupants. In terms of space combat though ships have evolved in somewhat unexpected ways. While originally attached to EVA equipment for construction in space pirates were the first to attach Grappler arms to a ship for combat. Although seemingly delicate grappler arms are capable of tearing apart a ships hull. Using Grappler arms in combat requires extraordinary coordination and mental focus. Additionally grappler fights put an enormous strain on the pilots body making it so that few people are able or willing to pilot a grappler ship. Additionally Grappler arms can be equipped with a variety of simplistic weapons including blades, over sized gun's, and similar armaments. However the price of owning, arming and maintaining a grappler ship is exorbitant, limiting their use further to those with friends in the right places or very deep pockets. The game: The players will all be the Crew of the XGP15A-III "Sword of wind" one of the most advanced and powerful ships known to man. aside from the design of it the Sword of wind's navigation system set's it apart bye being contained in a single bio-android capable of linking directly to the ships computer. Character sheet: Name: Age: Race: Appearance: Personality: Biography: You know the drill, this is gonna have a bit of your characters past in it, at least as much as the other crew members would know if anything Equipment:What type of gear does your character have? Gun's and pistols, as well as swords and knives are common. due to the massive amounts of power required to use them only ships have any sort of laser weaponry. *~*~*~*~*~* Feel free to ask questions or pitch ideas.