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by uso
Mon Sep 16, 2019 7:50 am
Forum: In Setting Roleplay
Topic: Guns and Shovels: Ch1
Replies: 4
Views: 133

Re: Guns and Shovels: Ch1

Eamonn went back into the APC, causing its rumbling to gradually die down. Under the ensuing silence, Eadaoin took the flashlight attachment from her brother and raised it up with her sniper rifle, sights trained on the containers where the sound came from. “Grawla doesn’t mean rat ‘nure!” She holle...
by uso
Thu Sep 12, 2019 10:09 am
Forum: The Gentle Breeze
Topic: [The Gentle Breeze] It's a Thriller - Chapter 2
Replies: 65
Views: 1693

Re: [The Gentle Breeze] It's a Thriller - Chapter 2

Wu seemed dumbstruck, frozen in place as she slowly looked between the zombies... the rest of the squad... and whatever Viz was doing. She would eventually settle on a course of action, sending a text message out to the rest of the group:

"Ready to blow them up when you're ready Kikyo."
by uso
Tue Sep 03, 2019 11:01 am
Forum: The Gentle Breeze
Topic: [The Gentle Breeze] It's a Thriller - Chapter 2
Replies: 65
Views: 1693

Re: [The Gentle Breeze] It's a Thriller - Chapter 2

Stadt der Anfänge, City Square Wu felt a bit of enjoyment at watching the suffering of their priest as she rolled about between the undead, burning them with her 'holy presence' or whatever. Wu wanted to complete these missions as fast as possible then get back to base. Every moment she spent talkin...
by uso
Fri Aug 30, 2019 2:23 pm
Forum: In Setting Roleplay
Topic: Guns and Shovels: Ch1
Replies: 4
Views: 133

Re: Guns and Shovels: Ch1

“HOW DOES THAT HELP GET ME A BOAT?!” Taykk shouted, looking at her now spit-slick ancient alium gun thing. “Stop licking my stuff. Wait. Can you fix a boat? Stealing a dead-boat is going to be easier than stealing a still living boat. They gotta have like… spare stuff somewhere right?” *Zap* The now...
by uso
Sun Aug 25, 2019 2:34 pm
Forum: The Gentle Breeze
Topic: [The Gentle Breeze] It's a Thriller - Chapter 2
Replies: 65
Views: 1693

Re: [The Gentle Breeze] It's a Thriller - Chapter 2

If Wu had heard the orders, she had entirely forgotten about them as Viz grabbed a hold of her breasts through her suit, a soft, "Nghaa!" escaping her lips before her better senses caught up with her, "DON'T TOUCH ME!" She shouted, heaving Viz back with her arms before spinning around to build up mo...
by uso
Tue Aug 20, 2019 5:19 pm
Forum: Hard Copy
Topic: Hard Copy 06: Caxia
Replies: 0
Views: 46

Hard Copy 06: Caxia

Concourse Alpha, Long-Stay Cyborgisation Care Unit, 03:32am Hawking Time The nights were deathly quiet this time of year. Hawking animals had evolved to lack mating calls of any sort, which made the weekends that lacked spaceport traffic almost unbearably still and black. There was no wind or cloud ...
by uso
Tue Aug 20, 2019 1:26 am
Forum: IAS Edward Deming
Topic: Chapter 28: Hot Legs
Replies: 0
Views: 52

Chapter 28: Hot Legs

IAS Edward Deming Medical Bay “How did you damage your legs?” Heram asked, setting down a stool next to him so the ship’s part time medical officer and full-time biologist Soffy Oo’Tut could jump up onto it. The Wasp-like I’ee sitting down on the stool and waving at Enid. “We should correct whatever...
by uso
Tue Aug 20, 2019 1:26 am
Forum: IAS Edward Deming
Topic: Chapter 27: Planning Phase
Replies: 0
Views: 54

Chapter 27: Planning Phase

IAS Edward Deming Briefing Room The briefing room of the Edward Deming was a decently large auditory with seating for about 30 people. It looked a lot like a classroom with stadium seating and some desks built into the rows of chairs. Up front was a single large display as well as a small mobile po...
by uso
Tue Aug 20, 2019 1:06 am
Forum: In Setting Roleplay
Topic: Guns and Shovels: Ch1
Replies: 4
Views: 133

Re: Guns and Shovels: Ch3

Port Squishy, Tigran Coast, North-Eastern Continent Wetlands, Planet Hawking Port Squishy was so named for the squishyness of the Wetlands it resided in. There was moss on the trees, and water everywhere, nearly every surface you could touch would squish in some way. Even the roads that had been ‘bu...
by uso
Sat Aug 17, 2019 7:44 pm
Forum: Setting Discussion
Topic: Internal Ship Layout Accounting for Artificial Gravity
Replies: 2
Views: 127

Re: Internal Ship Layout Accounting for Artificial Gravity

Basically perfect. Do we want to put this up as a guide on the wiki?

Also, do we want to come up with some shorthand names for the different orientation types?
by uso
Fri Aug 16, 2019 9:59 pm
Forum: The Gentle Breeze
Topic: [The Gentle Breeze] It's a Thriller - Chapter 2
Replies: 65
Views: 1693

Re: [The Gentle Breeze] It's a Thriller - Chapter 2

The shrieks from the priestess were grating to Wu's ears. At least it looked like there were only two more zombies in the way, plus that artillery zombie protected by the shield. They had already dismantled plenty of these things so two more shouldn't be a problem. They didn't even have the good sen...
by uso
Mon Aug 12, 2019 7:53 pm
Forum: IAS Edward Deming
Topic: Chapter 26: Fan Service
Replies: 0
Views: 75

Chapter 26: Fan Service

The Woods, Kowloon This was technically an off the books secret mission. No Alliance backup, no Alliance uniform… Somnya was instead clad in mirror’d sunglasses, a black pencil skirt with matching jacket and white button down. The way the outfit was buttoned just under her bustline, hugged her hips...
by uso
Mon Aug 12, 2019 6:19 pm
Forum: In Setting Roleplay
Topic: Guns and Shovels: Ch1
Replies: 4
Views: 133

Re: Guns and Shovels: Ch1

Macca’s Haberdashery, Tigran Valley, North-Eastern Continent Drylands, Planet Hawking The unlikely gathering of Grawla had paused at Macca’s Haberdashery for resupply, topping off their vehicles with fuel and water as they got ready to make the journey through the Eastern Passage: A canyon that conn...
by uso
Mon Aug 12, 2019 3:32 pm
Forum: IAS Edward Deming
Topic: Chapter 25: Sales Meeting
Replies: 0
Views: 58

Chapter 25: Sales Meeting

New Cambridge, Planet Hawking, Another day, another meeting. Though General Industries had fallen out of favor with the Alliance, that didn’t mean they could no longer find work there. In this case, that work came through Heram Wazu, an Alliance citizen with a track record of getting involved in in...
by uso
Mon Aug 12, 2019 12:46 pm
Forum: IAS Edward Deming
Topic: Chapter 24: Who Prepares, Wins.
Replies: 0
Views: 79

Chapter 24: Who Prepares, Wins.

IAS Edward Deming, CIC Orbit of Rostislav Hawking Star System “Geiben, I would like you to handle command of the IAS Edward Deming’s group during approach to the Kiwomian Homeworld. While I am certain your combat abilities are satisfactory, the Edward Deming will be carrying the engineering and med...
by uso
Mon Aug 12, 2019 9:19 am
Forum: IAS Edward Deming
Topic: Chapter 23: The Beach Episode
Replies: 3
Views: 299

Re: Chapter 23: The Beach Episode

Meanwhile, back on shore… Dr. Knowledgebot marches next to another being of machinery, walking up to Mr. Wazu like a machine on a mission. He stands easily 7 feet tall, with a slim build, black plating covering its body save its robotic face, which glows in orange data lines. Held in robotic hands ...
by uso
Thu Aug 08, 2019 8:29 pm
Forum: Wiki Workshop
Topic: Unnu species and Bahlam system/Zuno/8/5/2019
Replies: 9
Views: 476

Re: Unnu species and Bahlam system/Zuno/8/5/2019

OK! Step one is you should make a wiki page for this and start putting things there. SYSTEM There is a lot to talk about here, but I think Cadet covered it for the most part. We don't need to do full orbital mechanics for this thing and it is easier to just move the planet into orbit around the bina...
by uso
Wed Aug 07, 2019 10:39 pm
Forum: Wiki Workshop
Topic: Bio-mecha(Beast) tech approval
Replies: 2
Views: 92

Re: Bio-mecha(Beast) tech approval

THe article looks good. The only further changes I would be to remove some of the specifics about the weapons. IE: Don't say that the gravity gun does 100g, just stick with the 5-15 points of damage thing.

Approved!
by uso
Tue Aug 06, 2019 3:40 pm
Forum: The Gentle Breeze
Topic: [The Gentle Breeze] It's a Thriller - Chapter 2
Replies: 65
Views: 1693

Re: [The Gentle Breeze] It's a Thriller - Chapter 2

"If we leave you behind we wouldn't die in the first place." Wu countered, speaking long before she started thinking, "And we already have the direction of the graveyard marked on the map. Why don't you clear out the shield-thing at the graveyard or magic the whole thing away?!" The re-deaded zombie...
by uso
Fri Aug 02, 2019 9:54 pm
Forum: Hard Copy
Topic: Hard Copy 05: 8174 / 6446
Replies: 1
Views: 123

Re: Hard Copy 05: 8174 / 6446

Concourse Alpha, Special Cyborgization Long-Stay Care Unit It had been a long week. Doris spent every day with unit 8174, teaching them to use a primitive set of cyborg arm attachments that were rather like vice-grips. They were almost never restrained anymore, sleeping in a room with a large pink b...
by uso
Fri Aug 02, 2019 7:51 pm
Forum: The Gentle Breeze
Topic: [The Gentle Breeze] It's a Thriller - Chapter 2
Replies: 65
Views: 1693

Re: [The Gentle Breeze] It's a Thriller - Chapter 2

Wu would pull away from the rest of the undead... or re-dead... or whatever they were at this point upon hearing Royama yell at the squad to group up. Being yelled at felt quite natural, leaving her to abandon what she was doing to run to Royama's side. It was a compulsion that made her burn with qu...
by uso
Fri Aug 02, 2019 6:54 pm
Forum: In Setting Roleplay
Topic: Guns and Shovels: Ch1
Replies: 4
Views: 133

Guns and Shovels: Ch1

Tigran Valley, North-Eastern Continent Drylands, Planet Hawking It was a warm and humid dusk, with the sun casting a dull orange glow under a sky of sporadic but dense steel-grey clouds. The dust here had a distinctive rusty iron smell, blowing down from the mountain ranges that cut the savanna off...
by uso
Tue Jul 23, 2019 10:07 am
Forum: The Gentle Breeze
Topic: [The Gentle Breeze] It's a Thriller - Chapter 2
Replies: 65
Views: 1693

Re: [The Gentle Breeze] It's a Thriller - Chapter 2

Wu had just learned not to tempt fate by insulting the size and girth of of the last hit. She had only just barely been able to say, "It came from the graveyard..." when a shaft of light melted the cobble-stone where she had been standing only a moment before. The shock sending her back onto her ass...
by uso
Tue Jul 23, 2019 9:20 am
Forum: Wiki Workshop
Topic: General Industries
Replies: 9
Views: 304

Re: General Industries

I think this article is in a really good place now. Things like producing general defense stuff for the Freehold means you can easily justify 16,000 people to man the factories do HR, etc.

I also think we're ready to move on to ship designs. I'm considering this article approve-able now!
by uso
Mon Jul 22, 2019 2:26 am
Forum: Wiki Workshop
Topic: General Industries
Replies: 9
Views: 304

Re: General Industries

Cool, let me know when you're done with the edits and I'll have another look.
by uso
Sun Jul 21, 2019 9:18 pm
Forum: Wiki Workshop
Topic: General Industries
Replies: 9
Views: 304

Re: General Industries

I'm only really concerned with the Origins and the Timeline right now. Roach wants an arms corp, and we need a good place for him to put it. If the freehold was established in 3018 then it might not fit with what Roach wants. However if Roach wants to make this a company just starting out then 3018-...
by uso
Fri Jul 19, 2019 4:14 pm
Forum: Wiki Workshop
Topic: General Industries
Replies: 9
Views: 304

Re: General Industries

Alright, I'm consulting with Jimmy on the Freehold stuff, and we should have a review of the article up when that is finished.
by uso
Thu Jul 18, 2019 5:03 pm
Forum: Setting Discussion
Topic: Education in the Shattered Universe
Replies: 2
Views: 147

Re: Education in the Shattered Universe

There is more to school than just learning. It also gets kids to socialize and learn how to interact with one another. It can also help introduce them to other people, and start forming the networks they'll use later in life. School can also server as a daycare to keep the kids out of the parent's h...
by uso
Thu Jul 18, 2019 4:01 pm
Forum: Hard Copy
Topic: Hard Copy 05: 8174 / 6446
Replies: 1
Views: 123

Hard Copy 05: 8174 / 6446

Concourse Alpha, Low Intensity Containment Section #F Rows upon rows of small cargo containers. Metal, reinforced, about five feet square and six foot tall. Stacked two high with a simple raised gantry to access them, protruding from a simple concrete floor with the label ‘LOW INTENSITY’ painted on ...
by uso
Thu Jul 18, 2019 4:00 pm
Forum: Hard Copy
Topic: Hard Copy 04: 515
Replies: 0
Views: 64

Hard Copy 04: 515

Concourse Alpha, Echoni Unit Recreational Lounge #6 Lights flickered above the heads of the human workers passing the metal intersection, as a new day’s routine began in earnest. Desaturated pale blue coveralls were the uniforms assigned to this branch, for contact with units past their quarantine p...
by uso
Thu Jul 18, 2019 2:51 pm
Forum: IAS Edward Deming
Topic: Chapter 23: The Beach Episode
Replies: 3
Views: 299

Re: Chapter 23: The Beach Episode

Hearing that, Geiben froze, and Ecur squad stopped in their tracks.“Hurensohn (Son of a bitch)...” the man muttered under his breath. Ecur squad similarly recoiled. Memories of dealing with Hoshiko and the rest of the Taianese lot were still well ingrained into their brains. “... Called it. Wazu def...
by uso
Wed Jul 17, 2019 4:44 am
Forum: The Gentle Breeze
Topic: [The Gentle Breeze] It's a Thriller - Chapter 2
Replies: 65
Views: 1693

Re: [The Gentle Breeze] It's a Thriller - Chapter 2

Wu had gotten used to taking big hits, and the arrow that knocked her to the ground was hardly the largest. She could still walk after taking that hit, and it barely even left her winded. Perhaps if more or larger arrows attacked she may be in trouble but the one and done nature of the last hit left...
by uso
Sat Jul 13, 2019 12:48 am
Forum: The Gentle Breeze
Topic: [The Gentle Breeze] It's a Thriller - Chapter 2
Replies: 65
Views: 1693

Re: [The Gentle Breeze] It's a Thriller - Chapter 2

Rikka's question seemed valid, and Wu provided a straightforward answer. "We go to the graveyard, why would we waste time with anything else?" Of course the first thing she noticed was the lack of footsteps behind her. She could hear Rikka, walking and she could hear Dante and Viz... well... they ce...
by uso
Tue Jul 09, 2019 2:50 pm
Forum: IAS Edward Deming
Topic: Side Mission: Dr. Knowledgebot Enters the Battle
Replies: 0
Views: 121

Side Mission: Dr. Knowledgebot Enters the Battle

Planet Hawking, Fort Barrera, Fresh from getting a degree in information science, the now Dr. Knowledgebot had been offered a position aboard the IAS Edward Deming, a planetary survey ship that was working very closely with many of those from New Cambridge University. However before being sent up to...
by uso
Tue Jul 09, 2019 12:50 am
Forum: The Gentle Breeze
Topic: [The Gentle Breeze] It's a Thriller - Chapter 2
Replies: 65
Views: 1693

Re: [The Gentle Breeze] It's a Thriller - Chapter 2

"GET OFF ME," Wu shouted, ending up in a pile with the rest of Sakamoto's soldiers for only as long as it took her to force her way out then place a few steps between herself and the rest of the group. She was far more concerned with putting some space between them, than with the unnaturally accurat...
by uso
Sun Jul 07, 2019 8:59 am
Forum: IAS Edward Deming
Topic: Chapter 22: Roll for Initiative
Replies: 16
Views: 1118

Re: Chapter 22: Roll for Initiative

--- The Colosseum “We would expect you to name your champion, if you’re unwilling to fight for yourself,” Taunted a gartagen woman as she stood on the other side of the arena from where Wazu and the few members of Green Squad were standing. The woman’s blue and gold outfit really helped her own stat...
by uso
Thu Jul 04, 2019 9:59 am
Forum: The Gentle Breeze
Topic: [The Gentle Breeze] It's a Thriller - Chapter 2
Replies: 65
Views: 1693

Re: [The Gentle Breeze] It's a Thriller - Chapter 2

Zhang Wu lagged behind the group by a few steps to satisfy her need for more personal-space than most. Her fluffy tail was pulled up against her back, making the suit look like it had a small backpack attachment. Similarly her chest was bound tightly, making the upper body of her suit look a bit puf...
by uso
Sat Jun 29, 2019 7:55 pm
Forum: The Gentle Breeze
Topic: [The Gentle Breeze] The Fight for Rights - Chapter 1
Replies: 131
Views: 11725

Re: [The Gentle Breeze] The Fight for Rights - Chapter 1

Research Base Apple One Main Courtyard The new comer just watched as what she hoped was play fighting continue, maintaining an overly defensive distance between herself and the others around her even as Rikka demonstrated her flying abilities. "A dragon would still eat you." She stated, flat as pos...
by uso
Thu Jun 27, 2019 9:01 am
Forum: The Gentle Breeze
Topic: [The Gentle Breeze] The Fight for Rights - Chapter 1
Replies: 131
Views: 11725

Re: [The Gentle Breeze] The Fight for Rights - Chapter 1

Research Base Apple One Main Courtyard "Squad Four? Can any of you fly?" From the stern, albeit feminine, tone it wasn't exactly clear if this new comer was asking a question or stating the obvious. They certainly looked like a fresh recruit, so fresh that they had not even changed out of their civi...
by uso
Tue Jun 25, 2019 1:27 pm
Forum: Hard Copy
Topic: Hard Copy 03: Purple
Replies: 0
Views: 125

Hard Copy 03: Purple

Concourse Alpha, Echoni Unit Testing Lab #4 The Echoni being studied would find themselves strapped down to an examination table. A control collar around their neck, and an array of devices connected to her head as she looked up at the lights, cables, and machines suspended above the table. “Tell me...
by uso
Mon Jun 24, 2019 11:42 am
Forum: IAS Edward Deming
Topic: Chapter 23: The Beach Episode
Replies: 3
Views: 299

Chapter 23: The Beach Episode

Planet Hawking, Fort Barrera, ~ 2 weeks after leaving the Gartagen Union --- The trip to the Gartagen Union involved lots of waiting around, a sudden jolt of excitement, and then back to the boredom of waiting. For those who had traveled on the Edward Deming, the white sands of the coast near fort B...
by uso
Sun Jun 23, 2019 8:53 am
Forum: IAS Edward Deming
Topic: Chapter 22: Roll for Initiative
Replies: 16
Views: 1118

Re: Chapter 22: Roll for Initiative

Enid perks up and recalibrates the sensitivity of her joystick with a few knobs, then the gravity engines gyro sensitivity max. Moving her entire body to follow the motions of her hand she makes a small 20° turn to the left, "yah-" and a full, hard 80° to the right " YEEEETTTT! ". She very nearly kn...
by uso
Sun Jun 16, 2019 8:14 am
Forum: IAS Edward Deming
Topic: Chapter 22: Roll for Initiative
Replies: 16
Views: 1118

Re: Chapter 22: Roll for Initiative

As Boomer glared at the Echoni, the Echoni glared back. 444's purple eyes focusing in on boomer. He was another one of those bag people, and undoubtedly super-punch-able. 444 would position herself so that she was sitting in 515's lap, one hand holding hers, the other getting ready to smash Boomer. ...
by uso
Tue Jun 11, 2019 12:51 pm
Forum: Wiki Workshop
Topic: Atraxian Crushah Battleframe, Bullroarer4, 6/7/2019
Replies: 1
Views: 233

Re: Atraxian Crushah Battleframe, Bullroarer4, 6/7/2019

We spoke in chat and made a few grammar changes and removed some text about the nano-muscle stuff that was from battletech. The article looks good to go.
by uso
Sun Jun 09, 2019 8:53 pm
Forum: IAS Edward Deming
Topic: Chapter 22: Roll for Initiative
Replies: 16
Views: 1118

Re: Chapter 22: Roll for Initiative

444 nodded, they were most certainly NOT bag people. Bag people wore big-puffy-bag-suits and couldn't lift crates of juice boxes. They complained a lot. They... well... there were quite a lot of them around here too. She had heard some of their names. There was the Geiben. The Green-Thumb. The Ecur....
by uso
Fri Jun 07, 2019 9:02 pm
Forum: IAS Edward Deming
Topic: Chapter 22: Roll for Initiative
Replies: 16
Views: 1118

Re: Chapter 22: Roll for Initiative

Nix blinks twice as pressure waves push air through the slits of the fire exit, the clear announcement that Enid has just forced the shuttle out of the guarded hangar and onto the courtyard before them. Can’t complain though; it’s certainly better than fighting their way towards the hangar itself. T...
by uso
Sun Jun 02, 2019 1:21 pm
Forum: IAS Edward Deming
Topic: Chapter 22: Roll for Initiative
Replies: 16
Views: 1118

Re: Chapter 22: Roll for Initiative

Echoni Room ~Isn’t that a little overcomplicated?~ Doris responded in Caxia’s brain buffer, whilst unit 515 was also busy shooting their default death glare up at the large metallic figure. ~Not only would you need to train people to turn it on and off, it would also be a lot easier to hack… No, it...
by uso
Sun Jun 02, 2019 10:07 am
Forum: Wiki Workshop
Topic: "Hold Point" Starship System - That Asshole Jimmy - 2/6/19
Replies: 2
Views: 335

Re: "Hold Point" Starship System - That Asshole Jimmy - 2/6/19

This looks good, though I do think this should be 'its own page' rather than a generic article that everyone uses. I would like to see a short history section, maybe include when the Bu-Qi first started using this technology, or a bit of fluff about the first ship it was included on? Also is it some...
by uso
Sat Jun 01, 2019 7:30 pm
Forum: The Marketplace
Topic: Zai-Fy
Replies: 28
Views: 3014

Re: Zai-Fy

That's disappointing. I love your artwork!

Is there anything we can do to help?

Image

(Take our energy Zairyo!)
by uso
Wed May 29, 2019 5:21 pm
Forum: Setting Discussion
Topic: Alliance Economy
Replies: 2
Views: 302

Re: Alliance Economy

If the Alliance is an AI-run society then a lot of these problems are resolved since Friend-Computer can be the one running all the negotiations and assigning value without having to get a person involved, but we've been told that it isn't run by a Friend-Computer. The Alliance uses currency on loca...