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Post by BgKnight » 03:03:07 Thursday, 18 September, 2014

Right, with interest in mars peaking, ill give you the handle:
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Welcome to the Red Planet! Soon its going to be the green planet though, as the terraforming initiative is going quite well and rather quickly! This place used to be a wasteland, and it would have stayed a wasteland for a long time, if it wasn't for profitability. You see, at fist, Mars was exceptionally unprofitable, that is why only the biggest of powers managed to afford a colony here, and even with that, it was always just for show, the major powers showed the world how powerful they were, by just keeping a few people around for researcher. That is, until the Russians, one of the last world powers interested in mining, found a mass of metals of equal or greater value than silver (i.e. silver, germanium, hafnium, lanthanum, cerium, rhenium, samarium, gallium, gadolinium, gold, palladium, iridium, rubidium, platinum, rhodium, europium, etc.) on Mars. It was at that moment that the race to settle Mars was on.

Being one of the only countries to actually send ships to Mars on a semi-regular basis, the European Union found itself on the cutting edge of the new craze. With the ESA cashing in the profits of the gold-rush, with tickets to Mars all booked out almost upon their release and a huge demand for their transport services back home, travel became affordable to a lot of people. Even though there was an official UN body assigned to take care of Mars and administer it, it had virtually no power. The ESA on the other hand, holding the only space-port on the planet, soon found themselves as the de-fact governors of the planet and as such used their extraordinary new influence to push all the players around. But while they did that, they also had an even more profitable job on the side, smuggling. With the influx of people, the Mars-Express became the prime choice when it came to moving goods, that meant that some "economically savvy" Europeans were quick to seize the opportunity to transport goods that are illegal in other circumstances and cash in.

As was expected, the Mars-Express and the ESA were more interested in what went into their pockets, then what happened in Mars itself, and while they applied pressure everywhere to get their own preferential rights, they generally didn't care about who came to Mars. Soon enough, Mars became a center for dissidents, adventurers and misfits, people from all over the world flocked to the planet, with many countries establishing colonies in the vicinity of New Europa, the ESA's own center.

And with that, the conflicts came, first were the international conflicts, as order was quickly collapsing on earth, the major powers transferred their conflicts to the colonies, with the European Union and the North American Union's battling for dominance over the colony, the Chinese establishing bases for their corporate interests, racing with the Russians for more privileges , with the latter establishing the biggest mine on the planet, where people work in near-slave labor.

Next came the revolutionaries, escaping Russians, Britons and all sorts of unhappy folk found home in the mountains above the mines, the barely-passable terrain making it hard for anyone to hunt them down. They wage guerrilla war, but are not the only ones in this endeavor, as the Islamists on earthy (besides former Persia) gradually lost steam, they resurfaced in Mars, coming both directly from the arrival shuttles in earth and the local Muslim settlements, they operate all over the place but are concentrated in the mountains above the chief Arab/Muslim settlement.

Then came the banditry, with the gradual breakdown in order, the north became a haven for all sorts of thugs and low-lives. The city of Unity, the former UN seat on the planet, abandoned by all powers, became a hive of thuggery, barbarism and all sorts of criminal excesses one can think of. In the far north, Christian "crusaders" settled, and even further north, bandits roam the wastes in the north.

And then came the paranoia, with the gradual breakdown of peace, people fear for their lives. But there is something more sinister going on, the "Dusters", coming form the wastes, these raving humans seemingly lost all of their humanity, raid, pillage and burn, kill and main people. With the "Outliers" in the furthest south holding them back, they have been returning every season to raid, murder and kill, rape and pillage. They seem unstoppable, those who see them speak of flayed skin all over their bodies, their lips thorn from their face, exposing their monstrous teeth. They seem human in name only.

But aside from that, Mars is dandy, come visit us sometime.
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Here is the map, it is a very early stage of it anyways, all the players can make their own settlements and think of factions of any sort, once we clear that out, I will be making stats and the complete map with all the settlements. Post interest in this thread and we can speak on IRC or through PMs about the kind of faction you want.
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Re: The Red Planet

Post by Snacks » 03:11:39 Thursday, 18 September, 2014

yes.

yeeeeesssss.

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Re: The Red Planet

Post by Langben » 03:18:38 Thursday, 18 September, 2014

Quaid... Start the reactor...

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Re: The Red Planet

Post by Gesar » 03:21:48 Thursday, 18 September, 2014

Oui.

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Re: The Red Planet

Post by RinKou » 16:14:26 Thursday, 18 September, 2014

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Re: The Red Planet

Post by Coin » 16:15:47 Thursday, 18 September, 2014

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Re: The Red Planet

Post by BgKnight » 17:20:49 Thursday, 18 September, 2014

Alright, I got enough interest, Ill talk to each of you separately to see what you want to be. :D

You can send me PMs with your ideas for your factions, here is how to do it:

Name: Give me the full name
Nickname: How people refer to them
Brief Description: What are you all about
Leaders: Names
Preferred position: You know, roaming band, city, faction in control, criminal syndicate
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Re: The Red Planet

Post by scorpion » 03:04:14 Friday, 19 September, 2014

i'll be sending a pm also.
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Re: The Red Planet

Post by BgKnight » 19:47:27 Friday, 19 September, 2014

Alright, I got two roving bands from Snacks and Gesar and I got two colonial settlements (Smyg is the Russians, Coin will take the British Victoria Factories). Keep that in mind while making your factions. I need someone for the Mars Express/ESA and someone for the European Colonial government. Those roles can be merged. Ill talk to y'all in IRC tonight.
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Re: The Red Planet

Post by Smyg » 20:47:45 Friday, 19 September, 2014

Sent.

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Re: The Red Planet

Post by BgKnight » 04:59:11 Saturday, 20 September, 2014

Update, RinRin is glorious Liberty One, in his words, "bringing Free(market)dom to Mars". \o/
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Re: The Red Planet

Post by BgKnight » 18:02:56 Saturday, 20 September, 2014

Update #2, Serenissima is in, with his very own colony owned by the United Republic of Israel and Palestine
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Re: The Red Planet

Post by Serenissima » 20:20:15 Saturday, 20 September, 2014

BgKnight wrote:Update #2, Serenissima is in, with his very own colony owned by the United Republic of Israel and Palestine
Blame BG and Gesar. It would have been Australia otherwise. :p

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Re: The Red Planet

Post by Smyg » 20:28:20 Saturday, 20 September, 2014

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Re: The Red Planet

Post by BgKnight » 00:19:11 Sunday, 21 September, 2014

Alright, Scorpion is now the National Front for a United Mars & Earth, based in the the Tarsus District of Unity City, where they rule with an iron hand and try to cleanse it from undesirables (read as everyone who is not white).

OYID is going to be the Maroons, running from the yoke of the Russian bear and the British lion, fighting for freedom.

Cthulhuvong is going to be the Red Enyalius Society, seeking to bring a free and fair mars, but really just a criminal syndicate in Unity City.


Goofy is now Mars Express, in case we dont find anyone, he will also take the European Colonial government.


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Right, here is what we are at:
Snacks - Roaming dudes
Gesar - Roaming dudes
RinKou - Liberty One
Coinneach - Victoria Factory District
Scorpion - National Unity Party
Smyg - Russian Martian Directorate
Serenissima - Israel-Palestinian Colony
OYID - Maroons
Cthulhuvong - Red Enyalius
Langben - Mars Express
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