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Star ChaserAlula Borealis was once a dancer. She was a vixen of fine form that took stage with great singing legends and stars. She lived a life of fineries and money, fame and good fortune. She was considered one of the most loved celebrities because she was a good person to everyone she met and she didn’t mind the attention she received from the media a tabloids. None of the trivial things of her stardom bothered her and she was a charitable soul, donating much to needy organization throughout her entire career. She also had a rival, though. Alula and Vildiur Minor considered one another friendly rivals and they constantly competed for spots in dance troops and gigs.
That was until their stars were shot down.
On a gig in London, on Monday, where they performed together on stage, Sorrow Queen lead singer Sarah Mismar and two of their dancers, Alula Borealis and Vildiur Minor were shot when a mentally unstable fan pulled a gun on the performers. The fan, Kochab Khad was apprehended only after he had shot Mismar twice in the head, killing her and badly wounded Borealis and Minor. Minor took two shots to the right leg, officially ending her career as a dancer and Borealis took a hit to her side and another to the right eye, which luckily did not take her life. Unfortunately, she can now only through her left eye. Alula should be well enough to leave the hospital on her own in a few weeks, but Vildiur must endure rehabilitation for her leg and is not expected to walk for several months. Khad is to be tried for the attack by the end of this month. Sarah Mismar will be missed by her close friends, band members and fans. Her funeral services are scheduled to be held this Sunday in her hometown. Fans are welcomed by the family to come and pay homage to their beloved songstress.
Vildiur’s and Alula’s career as dancers were essentially over. While they soon fully recovered, the world had all but forgotten about them. Besides, how could they continue their dancing careers after their good friend had been taken from them? The girls remained rivals after the experience but slowly began to grow apart. Both girls are no longer the timid, kindly dancing stars the public had always known them to be. This kind of pseudo-rejection to pursue their childhood dreams made the colder than they had been before. However, some ambition of fame still lurked within them, and then came a realization. They were both watching the evening news when a breaking news story aired.
Kochab Khad, convicted of the murder of Sarah Mismar, lead singer of Sorrow Queen, and of the terrifying assault on her dancers Alula and Vildiur, escaped captivity just last night. It is suspected that he had an inside contact that helped with the escape. He may no longer be in this star system and authorities are in hot pursuit. A bounty has been placed on his head of $7,000,000. The authorities beg anyone that is capable to be on the lookout for this dangerous man. Nobody wants his crimes to remain unpunished.
It then occurred to the two former dancers that they could use this to gain some kind of meaning for their existence once again. So they set out to become bounty hunters. But this is the year 2215, and the stars have become a common escape path for criminals. So a good space ship and crew is required for them to continue with their ambitions, not only to catch criminals (especially Khad), but also to explore the galaxies on an incredible adventure. They have become bounty hunters and Star Chasers, those who spend their lives exploring unreached areas of space and visiting foreign worlds.
Ever the competitive pair, they each set out on their own, spending the next few years of their lives building their own ships from scratch with the help of a few experts in the field. It was very recently that each completed a functioning ship to use in their adventures.
Alula captains the bounty ship Orion.
Vildiur captains the bounty ship Ursa Major.
The race to capture their most hated foe, Kochab had begun. The only problem? Ursa Major and Orion need ship hands. And that’s where you guys come into play.
Character Sheet -
Meeting the Captain:
There are three races.
Humans – the normal, mundane, everyday human. Native to Earth. That’s this planet.
Caigo – They have bleach white skin and lightly colored hair or they have pitch black skin and darkly colored hair. They are similar to humans but have a much lower tolerance for cold and are often considered mentally superior to humans. White Caigo are very vulnerable to sunlight. Native to Rjukar a distant planet that orbits close to its small star.
Rez – Look almost exactly like humans except for their pointed ears and multi-colored eyes. They are considered physically superior to humans, in general, but most specifically: they have much greater hearing and sight. They also have a low tolerance for heat and sunlight. Native to Menda a distant planet that orbits a relatively weak star, which gives off little heat.
Ship Rank means nothing more than the roles available on the ship. Basically jobs. Following, are the jobs that are available.
One-per-ship ranks -
Captain - commander of the ship. The buck stops with her, and she makes all the final decisions to be made.
Co-Captain – basically the captain's assistant. Helps to make final decisions.
Chief of Navigation – commands the direction of the ship at the helm as ordered to do so by the captain. Very well versed in the workings of the ship and can double as an engineer.
Chief Engineer – In charge of keeping the engines going. Commands all other engineers on board and can overrule a decision made by the Chief of Navigation if it compromises the ship’s safety
Chief of Medicine – In charge of the Medicine and safety departments of the ship. A learned physician and medic and most trusted doctor on board.
Chief of Security – The gun-slinging fighting master on the ship. Keeps up with guards, weaponry, and prisoners on board.
Head Chef - Keeps the kitchens in order and prepares all cuisine on the ship. Responsible for keeping ship hands and passengers alive and well-fed.
Officers (1, 2, and 3) – well-respected ship hands also close to the captain and aid in decision-making. Not required for the RPG but at least one is requested for each ship.
Other jobs on ship:
Medic (up to 5 per ship) – sees to the wounded on the ship.
Commanded mainly by the Chief of Medicine
Engineer (around 3 per ship) - sees to it that the ship remains functioning.
Commanded mainly by the Chief Engineer
Guards (at least 3 per ship) - sees to it that the ship remains secure. Are some of the strongest most skilled with weapons on the ships.
Commanded mainly by the Chief of Security
Cooks (up to 3 per ship) - assists the head chef in the preparation of meals for all on board the ship.
Commanded mainly by the Head Chef
Meeting the Captain:
What goes here? Which captain you wish to serve and how you met her. How you came to know one-another, and how you came to work on the ship with her.
NOTE: The ships’ hands should also be assets on the field, either as fighters, medics or just gunslingers. Everyone helps on a mission and everyone helps in exploration, on and off the ship.
Our three main characters:
Name: Alula Borealis
Ship Rank: Captain – Orion
Weapons: She is very profficient with her black katanas, Betelgeuse and Spica, and she has several vintage shotguns and pistols in her quarters. She generally uses some more modernized weaponry, though she still prefers a good ol' shotgun in most situations.
Bio: Alula was once a dancer, whose dreams were shot down by the death of a fellow performer and friend. Her fall from fame marked the beginning of her career as a bounty hunter and Star Chaser.
Meeting the Captain: She is the captain.
Personality: She is a very fine leader and a good person to those she meets. However, since her hard brush with death she is a more stern, harsher, tougher, and less forgiving person. She has a strong sense of justice now that gives her a strong personality and makes her very ambitious to capture the murderer of her friend, Sarah Mismar.
I will be in control of Alula.
Name: Vildiur Minor
Ship Rank: Captain - Ursa Major
Meeting the Captain: She is the captain
I will not control Vildiur. Anyone can take her, so long as they are also willing to take the responsibility of being Co-GM. Whoever takes her has to flesh out her bio and personality, and fill in the other blank fields, on their own. You have free reign, so long as whatever you put does not contradict the story already in place.
Name: Kochab Khad
Race: White Caigo
Ship Rank: N/A
Weapons: He uses what appears to be an old vintage revolver. He has many weapons, though, including his large underground army.
Bio: He is the killer of Sarah Mismar. He is widely considered nothing more than an insane fan. However, the police are speculating that he is much more than a rabid fan. He may be very intelligent, and recently the police have discovered that he is in charge of his own underground crime ring. Not much more is known about him, including a for-sure reason as to why he attacked Mismar, Borealis and Minor.
Meeting the Captain: He is the reason Vildiur and Alula have become bounty hunters and pursue him. He has not actually met either of them, though.
I will be in control of Kochab Khad. Me and the Co-GM jointly control his crime ring.
If some one wishes to also control a criminal we might hunt down, then PM me first. I will approve your criminal and then you may start controlling a criminal. However, in general, me and my co-GM are going to be in charge of this, most of the time, within the game.
The RPG thread will be posted as soon as we have two captains and the chief ship hands on Ursa Major and Orion. The OOC thread will be posted a little while after that.