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Starfleet

Postby Silverware » 12 Mar 2014, 09:39

Earth is in danger.
Four months ago, scientists at NASA detected a large energy signature near Pluto.
Within days the first images of the area around the energy signature were made available to the governments of Earth.
The shapes revealed through multiple images in false-color were undoubtedly unnatural, and not Human.
The governments quickly moved to restrict this information, starting with the complete lockdown of NASA.

The first attempt to hail the Alien craft was made three days later, it would be four and a half hours before the Alien ships could even receive the signal. By the next day, with no response at all from the Alien craft, the governments of Earth met again and decided that the best approach would be to assume that the Alien forces were hostile. Thus they formed the United Nations Starfleet (UNS), giving them near unlimited budget, and tasking personnel from military and civilian backgrounds into the new organisation.

Starfleet Command (UNS:C) is the branch of Starfleet dedicated to all strategic and tactical military decisions. You are an Officer, recruited into this role, and have been given command of a brand new starship, assembled in orbit. Crafted with untested technologies that are experimental in the extreme, soon to face off against an Enemy force of unknown power.

The date of first contact is rapidly approaching, and the continued silence of the Alien fleet is harrowing.



You will play as an officer in the UNS:C in command of a fleet of starships, built in orbit from experimental technologies.
Each player will receive at least one ship under their command, and will be able to requisition more based upon how well they do.

The Combat rules will be that of Firestorm:Armada, with some modifications to suit a more cinematic point of view.
For those of you who do not know these rules, do not worry. Things will be mostly run behind the scenes, while you send orders to your crew, and receive them from Earth.

Players should create a character from any major military background. Ranking should be O3-O5 From Lieutenant to Commander in US Naval ranking. There are no statistics for individuals, so just build a realistic character.
The timeframe is 2014, first detection of the alien craft was late October 2013. It is now late February and the Alien ships are nearly here.
Our first combat starships are in orbit, and we are as ready as we can be for this war.

The civilian populace knows something is up, but mostly this has been kept under wraps. Occasionally a document will leak, however most people in the UNS know that leaking a document will just lead to panic on Earth, and that would be detrimental to the war effort.

The militaries of Earth have been kept in the dark, however the best and brightest have been recruited and trained in secret, most of the officers and crew have now had training in zero-g, but everybody is completely new to the idea of space warfare.

The funding for this project has come from many nations around the world, chief among them are the United States of America, Russia, China, England, France, Germany, Japan, India.

The sooner people make characters the sooner I can allocate forces, and the sooner Earth can fight back against the Alien threat.
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Re: Starfleet

Postby Happy Demon » 13 Mar 2014, 18:23

A character... I got an idea.

Name: Francis Winter.
Sex: Male.
Rank: Commander.
Background Information: Man of good tactics but bad ethics, absolutely ruthless in his pursuit of victory.
Crimes: Slaughter, wanton destruction.
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Re: Starfleet

Postby Silverware » 14 Mar 2014, 05:49

I am happy with that, care to expand upon it?

Something like:

Francis Winter, a third generation Italian American.

Raised in Boston by a single mother of two, Francis turned to a life of crime in an attempt to garner attention early in life. However he was caught a few times, and sent to Juvenile Detention by the age of 15. During his time there he was talked to by Army Lieutenant Michael Dickson, who talked him into signing on with the Army when he turned 18.

During his first tour of duty in Afghanistan, he got noted as having an exceptional tactical mind, and was placed in command, during the rest of the tour he rose to the rank of Sergeant.
The units under his command were instructed to sweep and clear a number of houses for potential threats in a small village. However upon finding that the locals would not cooperate, he had his men execute the locals to extort the locations of the Al-Qaeda targets. While he got the job done he was soon under investigation from back home, but through threats, blackmail, and extortion he managed to keep the orders under wraps.

He was recruited into the UNS:C due to his ruthless nature, and efficient tactical command. And has spent the last three months training in simulators and aboard the warships he will be commanding in the near future.


Something like that. :L
Okay I was a little bored and wanted something to do at work. xD
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Re: Starfleet

Postby Happy Demon » 15 Mar 2014, 00:38

Eh, but you said it didn't really matter, but ok.
Name: Francis Winter.
Sex: Male.
Age: 34.
Rank: Commander.
Background Information: Raised in Omaha by his father after his mother died giving birth. He grew to become a good man, a bit tough and not one to mess with, but still a good man. He enlisted into the military and showed great potential for commanding... then he was sent to Afghanistan, and it went downhill from there.

At first he seemed okay, but slowly became ruthless and unforgiving, frequently using phosphorus and even went for scorched earth tactics, breaking the laws of warfare. Every town, village, and city he was assigned to was destroyed within days, and all civilians massacred. He did his job, but in the most brutal way possible. Relations worsened between the USA and Afghanistan, but the damage he inflicted left Afghanistan a shadow of it's former self, no longer a threat, and terrorism had soon stopped, because everyone feared him.

He was called back and imprisoned, where he was given a choice, either join the UNS:C where he wouldn't be able to harm any human life, or not, where he would no doubt be sentenced to the gallows for his crimes. He chose to enlist, and has spent the last three months training in simulators and aboard the warships he will be commanding in the near future.

Something like this?
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Re: Starfleet

Postby Silverware » 15 Mar 2014, 11:58

Yeah, its non-compulsory, but while people aren't here we might as well. :L

But yeah, thats a good story. Gives a little more flesh for me to play with when you get orders. :P

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