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by uso
Sat Jul 13, 2019 12:48 am
Forum: The Gentle Breeze
Topic: [The Gentle Breeze] It's a Thriller - Chapter 2
Replies: 13
Views: 223

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: 27

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: 13
Views: 223

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: 669

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: 13
Views: 223

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: 8706

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: 8706

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: 44

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: 1
Views: 83

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: 669

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: 669

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: 136

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: 669

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: 669

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: 669

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: 191

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: 2304

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: 186

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...
by uso
Mon May 27, 2019 2:05 pm
Forum: IAS Edward Deming
Topic: Kiwomian Civil War Aid from AFL
Replies: 10
Views: 479

Re: Kiwomian Civil War Aid from AFL

"Perhaps there is other work that I should attend to, if you'll excuse me," Heram said, getting up from the table and closing out his displays, heading out towards the exit. Somnya would wait for the man to leave, allowing the door to close behind him before continuing. "Stating my personal opinions...
by uso
Sun May 26, 2019 6:53 pm
Forum: IAS Edward Deming
Topic: Chapter 22: Roll for Initiative
Replies: 16
Views: 669

Re: Chapter 22: Roll for Initiative

Near Zenigata "NNgmaa.... What's going on this early?" Quarum asked as she opened her door. The woman was dressed in a large grey shirt and some green pajama pants. Her eyes were barely open, and her hair was a mess. She didn't have any of her electronics on her, and undoubtedly was missing the con...
by uso
Sat May 25, 2019 2:33 pm
Forum: IAS Edward Deming
Topic: Kiwomian Civil War Aid from AFL
Replies: 10
Views: 479

Re: Kiwomian Civil War Aid from AFL

"Ecur squad went down there on their own and the Alliance has already seeded authority for this situation to Taipan. Any action would need to be approved by Alliance command." Somnya stated firmly, there wasn't a bit of support in her eyes for Geiben. Her judgement was firm and unyielding. "We will ...
by uso
Sat May 25, 2019 9:21 am
Forum: IAS Edward Deming
Topic: Kiwomian Civil War Aid from AFL
Replies: 10
Views: 479

Re: Kiwomian Civil War Aid from AFL

Heram looked up from what he was doing, and took a brief glance at the holograms on display, "We need an asymmetric approach." He declared. The direct approaches that had been placed on the table so far weren't going to yield the results they wanted in the time frame that they wanted. These solution...
by uso
Sat May 25, 2019 8:33 am
Forum: IAS Edward Deming
Topic: Chapter 22: Roll for Initiative
Replies: 16
Views: 669

Re: Chapter 22: Roll for Initiative

Echoni Room *KNOCK KNOCK* Green-Thumb would knock on the door to Caxia’s room as urgently as she could with only a minimal amount of ‘keeping it down’. She didn’t want to wake anyone else in the building but that wasn’t a luxury she could afford at the moment. Caxia would be the first to ‘awake’. T...
by uso
Sat May 25, 2019 8:30 am
Forum: Wiki Workshop
Topic: Hexacoaxium milligrams/Bullroarer4/05-20-2019
Replies: 6
Views: 390

Re: Hexacoaxium milligrams/Bullroarer4/05-20-2019

Double Post!:

Talked with bullroar, and I made the changes to the name of Hexacoaxium -> Hexaaxium. I think we're good to go now.

Do I need to officially say Approved?

Sign my name on it?

Some kind of stamp?

I'm happy with this.
by uso
Sat May 25, 2019 8:10 am
Forum: Wiki Workshop
Topic: Hexacoaxium milligrams/Bullroarer4/05-20-2019
Replies: 6
Views: 390

Re: Hexacoaxium milligrams/Bullroarer4/05-20-2019

Wofleonium looks good, there isn't any more description there than there needs to be, and it leaves things open enough if other people want to do their own thing. I'm pretty happy with it. Hexacoaxium Similarly, this is just what is needed without anything extra that could cause problems. Hexacoaxi...
by uso
Tue May 21, 2019 9:44 pm
Forum: IAS Edward Deming
Topic: Chapter 22: Roll for Initiative
Replies: 16
Views: 669

Chapter 22: Roll for Initiative

Gartagen Imperial Palace, Guest rooms, South-West Hallway It had been nearly a week since the crew had arrived. Instead of fun adventures, exploring the city, and seeing the sights... for the most part everyone was confined to the main governmental palace on Shara with little to do other than stay ...
by uso
Tue May 21, 2019 8:27 am
Forum: IAS Edward Deming
Topic: Chapter 21: A more perfect (Gartagen) Union
Replies: 44
Views: 1989

Re: Chapter 21: A more perfect (Gartagen) Union

Customs Checkpoint, Geiben "Humor me. You certainly see why I would be hesitant to have foreigners bring strange creatures to our planet." She replied, seemingly unconcerned about the strange creatures that were Adlets... or whatever Doris was now exactly. She kept her arms crossed now, remaining s...
by uso
Tue May 21, 2019 7:57 am
Forum: Wiki Workshop
Topic: Hexacoaxium milligrams/Bullroarer4/05-20-2019
Replies: 6
Views: 390

Re: Hexacoaxium milligrams/Bullroarer4/05-20-2019

First off, thanks for writing this. Its something I think a lot of people have been 'meaning to get to' and you're the one that stepped up to get it done. Based on our discussions from earlier, the goal here is to create a currency that can reasonably be used wherever a character needs to go in the ...
by uso
Sun May 19, 2019 7:08 am
Forum: IAS Edward Deming
Topic: Kiwomian Civil War Aid from AFL
Replies: 10
Views: 479

Re: Kiwomian Civil War Aid from AFL

"I'm not sending my sister into a war zone." Heram's response came quickly, before even Somnya could get a word in. Somnya did take a moment to consider Geiben's response. There was a hefty pause between Heram's words and her own. "We need a better picture of what is going on. We know we need to wor...
by uso
Sat May 18, 2019 5:48 pm
Forum: IAS Edward Deming
Topic: Kiwomian Civil War Aid from AFL
Replies: 10
Views: 479

Re: Kiwomian Civil War Aid from AFL

Edward Deming, CIC Somnya had the message play on repeat over the speakers in the CIC a few times for Heram's benefit. The elven captain watching the human typing away from her position looming over the display table in the center of the room. The tapping of the metallic finger against the table wa...
by uso
Wed May 15, 2019 8:31 am
Forum: IAS Edward Deming
Topic: Chapter 21: A more perfect (Gartagen) Union
Replies: 44
Views: 1989

Re: Chapter 21: A more perfect (Gartagen) Union

Customs Checkpoint, Zenigata and Quarum "There's no further reason to keep you here. Though if you're planning to pick any fights you should consider paying a little bit up front..." The guard said, not very subtlety asking for a bribe, before turning his attention to Quarum, "And YOU ", He said, p...
by uso
Mon May 13, 2019 9:40 am
Forum: IAS Edward Deming
Topic: Chapter 21: A more perfect (Gartagen) Union
Replies: 44
Views: 1989

Re: Chapter 21: A more perfect (Gartagen) Union

Customs Checkpoint, Zenigata and Quarum "So... are you an ambassador for your species? I thought this was an Alliance thing..." The guard said, picking up his nearby datapad off a table and looking back over his notes. "That's Heram's whole thing. We're just here to see stuff and eat food. We're no...
by uso
Fri May 10, 2019 8:44 am
Forum: Archive
Topic: The Founding, Chapter One.
Replies: 3
Views: 406

Re: The Founding, Chapter One.

The lead engineer would shift his body, opening the exterior door on his compartment so the cameras on his head could peak out. Though the engine of the ship had survived without melting... the hull of the ship was putting out so much thermal radiation that it was hard to see 'space'... it was just ...
by uso
Thu May 09, 2019 4:14 am
Forum: IAS Edward Deming
Topic: Chapter 21: A more perfect (Gartagen) Union
Replies: 44
Views: 1989

Re: Chapter 21: A more perfect (Gartagen) Union

Zenigata's Room Quarum thought to herself for a bit, her hand resting on her chin. What was it that her brother always said about this kind of thing?... "Meddling when you don't need to is the essence of being a hero!" She felt the sudden need to strike a pose, ending up making a very determined fa...
by uso
Wed May 08, 2019 3:04 pm
Forum: IAS Edward Deming
Topic: Additional Material: About the next mission...
Replies: 0
Views: 160

Additional Material: About the next mission...

Three weeks before the IAS Edward Demming's arrival to Gartaga, Heram Wazu's office The commander strolls along in the room, looking at his datapad. On it is some bits and pieces of video feed of the Echoni held up in the quarantine room. His face spells it all. Knitting his eyebrows, he looks at Mr...
by uso
Wed May 08, 2019 1:52 am
Forum: Archive
Topic: The Founding, Chapter One.
Replies: 3
Views: 406

Re: The Founding, Chapter One.

Exploratory Ship Name TBD *FOOMP* The ship shuttered as it finished its latest FTL jump into the unexplored system. “It Worked!” I mean, of course it worked. The exclamation that it worked was really more one of triumph than of surprise… that is what he would be telling the rest of the crew anyways...
by uso
Wed May 08, 2019 1:00 am
Forum: IAS Edward Deming
Topic: Side Mission: The old shaman and his campire
Replies: 0
Views: 142

Side Mission: The old shaman and his campire

The Adlet Homeworld The dark winter night was certainly chilly, holding a fierce icy grip upon those who were still out. The cracking of fire would certainly help one find their way if not, the glow of the fire would help out the rest of the way. Sitting at the flames was the former shaman of Zenig...
by uso
Mon May 06, 2019 12:56 pm
Forum: IAS Edward Deming
Topic: Chapter 21: A more perfect (Gartagen) Union
Replies: 44
Views: 1989

Re: Chapter 21: A more perfect (Gartagen) Union

Armory Green-Thumb would lead Kara down to the Armory along with everyone else. Her additional requirement was simple. "I want anyone rated to carry a L.P. 2966 to do so. Keep the power output at the lowest setting though, we don't want laser-splashback to blind everyone in the area. That also mean...
by uso
Sat May 04, 2019 5:44 am
Forum: IAS Edward Deming
Topic: Chapter 21: A more perfect (Gartagen) Union
Replies: 44
Views: 1989

Re: Chapter 21: A more perfect (Gartagen) Union

CIC "I'm not thrilled with the idea of a Gartagen strip-search... nor am I familiar with how their customs checks work." Somnya said, tapping her fingers on the armrest of her chair for a moment as she gave it a bit of thought, "No doubt it is something that Heram has a plan for that he neglected t...
by uso
Thu May 02, 2019 11:59 pm
Forum: IAS Edward Deming
Topic: Chapter 21: A more perfect (Gartagen) Union
Replies: 44
Views: 1989

Re: Chapter 21: A more perfect (Gartagen) Union

Zenigata's Room "It's a wedding, they'll tell you when to speak. Otherwise its all dancing and food and drink!" Quarum tried to be as uplifting as possible, her voice practically bubbling with energy. "... What ailments are you struggling with? Have you seen Soffy yet? We should get you solid befor...
by uso
Mon Apr 29, 2019 10:11 pm
Forum: IAS Edward Deming
Topic: Chapter 21: A more perfect (Gartagen) Union
Replies: 44
Views: 1989

Re: Chapter 21: A more perfect (Gartagen) Union

IAS Edward Deming, CIC The radio response from the Gartagens would crackle to life for Sonia. "Yeah, I heard you. Wait ur turn." The voice of the traffic controller sounded rough, like they had been smoking two packs a day since they were 12 while having to babysit a room full of kindergartners. Th...
by uso
Mon Apr 29, 2019 8:39 am
Forum: Setting Discussion
Topic: Space U-Boats - The Current Plan.
Replies: 1
Views: 169

Re: Space U-Boats - The Current Plan.

I think there are two main things to comment on here. The first is how to go about writing super tech, the second is about how you can't have stealth in space (but if you are, we can look at places where it is done well). 1) Black Box the Technology https://youtu.be/Ic_XW59YfZE?t=35 Things should ma...
by uso
Mon Apr 29, 2019 8:02 am
Forum: In Setting Roleplay
Topic: Back to the Creature 2: Judgement Day
Replies: 4
Views: 326

Re: Back to the Creature 2: Judgement Day

Of course creature wouldn't remember where he got the drawing from. Being sent back in time was one thing, but having that weirdness be co-opted by an ancient and powerful creature was another. That creature certainly loved to talk, as time travel was a lonely experience... but creature had a way of...
by uso
Fri Apr 26, 2019 7:19 pm
Forum: Hard Copy
Topic: Hard Copy 02: Z-9
Replies: 1
Views: 318

Re: Hard Copy 02: Z-9

As the sound of the running water reverberated around the cave interior, 444 found their hearing muddied. The fact that they could still hear their voice echoing back was a little disconcerting. The tunnel opened up with a reasonably large cave of orange rock, then thinned out into something that lo...
by uso
Thu Apr 25, 2019 11:31 pm
Forum: IAS Edward Deming
Topic: Chapter 21: A more perfect (Gartagen) Union
Replies: 44
Views: 1989

Chapter 21: A more perfect (Gartagen) Union

Shara Star System, IAS Edward Deming, CIC -- GSC 3019 The IAS Edward Deming had just arrived in the Shara star system, the homeworld of the Gartagens and the next diplomatic target for the crew of the ship. It had been nearly a month since their last operation, with a brief stop-over on the planet ...
by uso
Thu Apr 25, 2019 11:30 pm
Forum: IAS Edward Deming
Topic: Chapter 20: Under New Management
Replies: 69
Views: 3235

Re: Chapter 20: Under New Management

IAS Edward Deming, Wazu's Room It didn't take Wazu long to respond. "I can expect Somnya will always be quite firm in her command style. I wouldn't take her assessments too negatively. And just like Hoshiko, and everyone else in that line of work, there is a premium placed consistency and predictab...
by uso
Tue Apr 23, 2019 6:36 pm
Forum: IAS Edward Deming
Topic: Chapter 20: Under New Management
Replies: 69
Views: 3235

Re: Chapter 20: Under New Management

IAS Edward Deming, Heram Wazu's Room Wazu's room could best be described as sterile. His closet wasn't even in use, instead he had a pair of duffel bags that were on the floor, full of clothing,tools, and other accessories. His bed had only a pillow and pair of blankets... though there appeared to ...
by uso
Sun Apr 21, 2019 8:59 pm
Forum: Setting Discussion
Topic: Faster-Than-Light travel (Speed and limitations)
Replies: 2
Views: 214

Re: Faster-Than-Light travel (Speed and limitations)

We should throw out the Fred article and start over to avoid falling into the same problems we ran into last time something like this was attempted. In regards to STL speeds: That's not how space travel works. Top speed isn't a thing, and what is more important is DeltaV (Or, how long a ship can fir...
by uso
Fri Apr 19, 2019 7:20 pm
Forum: In Setting Roleplay
Topic: Back to the Creature 2: Judgement Day
Replies: 4
Views: 326

Re: Back to the Creature 2: Judgement Day

Creature had just arrived on this planet, but the Grawla he was speaking to had certainly been here for a while. They had been masters of this planet for thousands of years, going as far back as anyone could remember. Aliens... those just like Creature... had been an intrigal part of their history, ...
by uso
Fri Apr 19, 2019 3:33 pm
Forum: IAS Edward Deming
Topic: Chapter 20: Under New Management
Replies: 69
Views: 3235

Re: Chapter 20: Under New Management

--- Once the commotion around Soffy's room started to die down, Green-Thumb would turn her attention to Geiben. "I'm sure Heram has some long-term plan in mind for this cultural exchange plan of his." She cast a quick glance over at their guests, not wanting to say too much while they are in earshot...