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  1. [RP Thread] Nightfall II

    La República de Colombia Swaths of reporters shouted many questions and held their respective microphones up to the new President, Raphael Gomez, as he stood in front of a podium and addressed the post-commencement press interview. "What are your plans for the near future?" "How will you outdo Galvez's presidency?" "What will be done about foreign relations given recent global events?" "Will the big cities continue to be the sole recipients of government spending?" Gomez waved his hand, shushing the crowd, and began to address their concerns. "I have no intention to exceed my predecessor so as to put him in my shadow. He was a wise leader and is a good man, and I admire him greatly. In fact, if he were allowed to run for a second term then he would easily have gotten my vote." There was a small round of laughter in response to his comment. "However, this is how things are, and I do intend to lead our great people into future prosperity. I can tell that very difficult times are coming upon the world, and that we will need to rely on the Lord's grace more than ever. I definitely do not condone recent acts of conquest in Indonesia, and should similar acts put peoples incapable of protecting themselves into harms way, then I promise that Colombia will become more involved in the global scheme. I will, however, stay sensitive to the will of the people as it is our brothers and sisters that would be sent to fight." "What about the ongoing conflict between Spain and Catalonia?" Gomez exhaled deeply, "I think that for the time being it can be considered a private and definitely complicated issue between the two, but as we know the United States is already intervening to cease the conflict. Colombian forces will stay out of the combat. Any other questions?" He immediately stopped himself after that, and sheepishly covered his face. This is the media, of course there are more questions. It went on for hours. Actions -The yearly 1 AP of funds are used to finish clearing the last landmines from the jungles of the country. -4 AP worth of funds are used to begin modernizing and developing smaller towns and cities. (Investment) -Colombia makes no further comment to neighboring countries and respects their wishes to attempt overcoming their difficulties themselves. However, the offer for specific aid will remain until it is requested. Total Population 47,645,843 Money AP - 5 GDP - $1,050,000,000,000 GDP Growth This Turn - $30,000,000,000 Points Toward Growth 7/10 Military Active Infantry - 369,100 Reserve Infantry - 142,450 Fighter Aircraft - 19 Attack Aircraft - 56 Transport Aircraft - 304 Helicopters - 250 APCs - 1,345 Towed Artillery - 155 Corvettes - 1 Frigates - 4 Submarines - 11 Patrol Craft - 55 Technology Tier 2 Trade Relations Tanzania Finland Argentina Albania Brazil Peru Venezuela Ecuador Panama
  2. [RP Thread] Nightfall II

    La República de Colombia President Galvez presided over the map of Colombia with a handful of advisors and generals around the table. "As you all know, this is my last year as president, but I intend to end well. Over the last year, a lot of minefield has been cleared, but not all. I think that if we are to be a civilized country in the world then there shouldn't be any worry of explosives in the ground. So, I am going to institute a plan in which a certain portion amount of government funds will be put forth each year to continue clearing the jungles until all is clear. Furthermore, we are going to continue improving the deteriorated infrastructure that we began construction on last year." Actions -1 AP worth of funds are used to continue clearing minefields. -4 AP worth of funds are used to further improve infrastructure throughout the country. (Investment) -Neighboring countries Venezuela, Peru, Ecuador, and Panama are asked for specific concerns with which the Colombian government can intervene and assist. Total Population 47,220,856 Money AP - 5 GDP - $1,020,000,000,000 GDP Growth This Turn - $30,000,000,000 Points Toward Growth 3/10 Military Active Infantry - 369,100 Reserve Infantry - 142,450 Fighter Aircraft - 19 Attack Aircraft - 56 Transport Aircraft - 304 Helicopters - 250 APCs - 1,345 Towed Artillery - 155 Corvettes - 1 Frigates - 4 Submarines - 11 Patrol Craft - 55 Technology Tier 2 Trade Relations Tanzania Finland Argentina Albania Brazil Peru Venezuela Ecuador Panama
  3. [RP Thread] Nightfall II

    La República de Colombia Lights were flashing at, questions being directed to, and microphones being shoved into the face of the Colombian President, Alberto Galvez. He stood behind a podium in a smart and freshly ironed suit as he rose his hand with the palm forward, "One at a time, please." "What do you plan on doing now that the major guerrilla organizations have been toppled?" With a broad smile on his face, Galvez replied, "Well, the groups may have been destroyed, but the wreckage in their wake is still an issue. I am planning on having infrastructure in territory once owned by the guerrillas repaired and improved, and I also intend to have workers clear the numerous minefields scattered across the country so that our people do not need to worry during their travels." "What are your plans once all vestiges of the violent past have been removed from our land?" "Firstly I think that we can focus on growing as a society to one day be on par with world powers, but in the more recent future I think that we should help our Latin brothers and sisters out of their current plights. I believe that our success with the guerillas here was a blessing from the Lord, and it is responsible of us to share blessings with others." "What can the average Colombian do to help with these efforts?" Galvez looked to the camera, as if speaking to the people watching, "The most important thing we can do is to work our hardest to help our fellow man, and pray that the Lord will help us in our efforts. No more questions." Actions -2 AP worth of funds are used to clear up landmines and traps previously set up by guerrilla forces, so that merchants and citizens can safely travel between cities on the quickest routes without worry. (Investment?) -3 AP worth of funds are used to otherwise reconstruct roads, highways, and cities previously ruined by guerrilla forces. (Investment) -Special trade relations are requested from the neighboring countries Venezuela, Ecuador, Panama, and Peru. These messages are sent in conjunction with offers for humanitarian support from Colombian agencies regardless of whether trade relations are accepted or not. Total Population 47,220,856 Money AP - 5 GDP - $1,000,000,000,000 GDP Growth This Turn - $20,000,000,000 Military Active Infantry - 369,100 Reserve Infantry - 142,450 Fighter Aircraft - 19 Attack Aircraft - 56 Transport Aircraft - 304 Helicopters - 250 APCs - 1,345 Towed Artillery - 155 Corvettes - 1 Frigates - 4 Submarines - 11 Patrol Craft - 55 Technology Tier 2 Trade Relations Tanzania Finland Argentina
  4. Onwards [Sci-Fi Nation FRP - RP]

    Andorra Andorra La Nova : Shipyard "Hurry! Go! Work! NOW!" I bellowed. They needed to get the job, an urgent job, done. "This was due yesterday! Stop being such lazy sloths you slackers." Yes, reader, I know that I was being repetitive in my speech, but sometimes repetition is required to get the message into your workers' thick block of a brain. "Um, sir? It was only assigned this morning." Said one of the particularly thicker skulls, probably an immigrant from some irrelevant southern nation. "Don't give me attitude, just put your back into it! If I wanted attitude I would have asked for it!" As an influential leader, you must never admit mistakes. Otherwise your workers will begin to doubt your credibility, and lose their trust in your leadership abilities. The Irrelevant (as I will continue to call him, as all workers are unimportant workhorses) struck a devilish smirk towards his cohorts as he seethed out a blasphemous phrase. "My, it seems Fernando has been working long hours again. I think the caffeine has gotten to him." I graciously chose to forgive his disgraceful speech by responding with the serenity of a harmonious nymph, "How dare you disrespect ME?! I, the person whom the good princes of our nation deemed worthy to rule over you lowly serfs, deserve your every blessing and admiration! I will not tolerate this insolent behavior!" The Irrelevant then dared to speak once again, frothing with madness as he spat out further disgrace, "Looks like he's dived into those medieval writings again, it's evident in his speech. We should probably call Isabella to take his place. All that political mire that happened last year undoubtedly put a ton of stress on him." At this point the Irrelevant had nearly broken my patience. To prevent myself from ruining my charismatic demeanor I took another swig of my fifteenth mug of dark coffee, for one must always stay alert in tense situations, "You think I'm weak?! That I cannot hold the worries of our world on my shoulders?! I am more powerful than the mighty Atlas! I could hold thousands of world! This entire galaxy, and more!" At this point I stood up on top of my desk, to assert myself once again, and thrust my arms up above my he-. Fernando then blacked out due to sheer exhaustion. He suffered no lasting effects, but he was put out of commission for a week to return to a healthy state of mind. Isabella took over his operation, and was nearly overcome by the same sensation. On an unrelated note, a Cafè Somrient™ facility had a leakage of industrial fluids into its products and was temporarily shut down for cleansing. Summary AP Collection Base - 4 Additional Territory - 1 Proximity to Trade Federation - 1 Trade - 4 Member of CCS (Prosperity Fed) - 4 AP Usage -Engineers improve the existing shipyard in the capital to be able to make larger ships. The level two shipyard should reach level three by the end of the year (6/6 AP). -Researchers mess around with the newly discovered dakite to discover all its properties and potential uses in running projects HIPS and ATM (2 AP). -An assortment of public works projects are initiated, from constructing public schools and community colleges to renovating the more decrepit areas of cities. This venture is coupled with a subtle propaganda campaign promoting Andorran society and lifestyle, but without being critical of other races. The intent of these programs is to begin encouraging foreigners to be more engaged in the community, and to promote patriotism among citizens (2 AP). -A trade station is to begin construction in Mindesorra, both to increase the level of trade power and to give the mining colony some more popularity (4/10 AP). Population Total: 293,750 Inhabitants Andorra La Nova (Capital): 237,000 Humans + 6,250 Cevelli + 750 Zyrka + 750 Ymorian + 750 Human-Cevelli Mindesorra (Mining Colony): 35,000 Humans + 750 Cevelli Military Standard Soldiers: 4,750 Humans Spacecraft Crew Members: 900 Humans AP Investment 3 AP into Business (17 more) 0 AP into Industry (25 more) 0 AP into Agriculture (25 more) Trade Partners -The Trade Federation -Asgard Republic -Kingdom of Unified Systems -The Imperial Republic of Mankind -G.E.N.S. -The Thulean Republic -Random Merchants Who Show Up Spacecraft 1 Destroyer 2 Frigates 1 Freighter 100 Fighters 4 Corvettes Original Colony Ship, the S.S. Santa Maria Technology Quantum Communicators Warp Technology Shipyard Level 2 in Andorra la Nova Itoron-Steel Alloy Plating Dakite Mine WIP - Project H.I.P.S. - Stealth Technology (Inquire for specifics) WIP - Project ATM - Who Knows? Improved Money Dispensing? Hunter Bots (From Solar Ascendancy) Tank Bots (From Solar Ascendancy) Dual-Phased Shields (From Solar Ascendancy) LAS I (From Solar Ascendancy) Improved Labor Bots (From Solar Ascendancy) Solar Systems Gloría System: Alfacendi System:
  5. Nightfall 2: Modern Nations FRP OOC Thread

    Country Desired : La República de Colombia Leader Name: Alberto Galvez Background, ensure it fits with game Background: Guerrillas and Narcos, an unfortunate yet important part of this nations history, were finally stomped out by swift and decisive military and diplomatic actions under the leadership of President Galvez. Though far from perfect, the country now has the ability to put full attention onto growing the economy and developing into further prosperity. Though thoughts of reunifying the union of Gran Colombia visit the dreams of many Colombians, the people firstly want to help their Latin brothers and sisters that are struggling in economic and political crises. Do you Praise Pok: Praise Pok, the one true mod of this FRP.
  6. Onwards [Sci-Fi Nation FRP - RP]

    Convention of Civilized Systems Preface: Our goal in coming together with spirits of friendliness is to provide a peaceful and prosperous sanctuary for those nations that are victims of unfortunate circumstance. We wish to form a trusting union that can flourish in times to come, and stand strong amidst adversity. Principles of the Convention: Of Commerce: -Each member is to have open ports and trade routes with one another at all times. -Trade with fellow members is to be preferred over that with other nations. -Trade among members is to be at a discount from the price offered to outside nations regardless of the nature of the service, good, or knowledge. Of War: -As of yet, no military requirements are in place, but each member should at the very least be supportive of their fellows’ campaigns. -If one member is under the offensive sweep of a foreign nation’s might, and the member did not provoke the attacker in any way, the members of the convention are obliged to partake in defending said member. Of Conventional Relations: -No member should engage in any treaty or obligation that would prove detrimental to any member. -Members are to have friendly relations with one another at all times, else they be removed from the convention. -Members ought to give full faith and credit to one another's decisions unless those choices contradict that which is stated in this draft. -No single member/s shall be favored over any other in any situation. Of Further Adjustment: -This draft is subject to change and time, but said change shall only occur by unanimous agreement among members. -Aspiring nations may become members by requesting entrance, and then receiving a unanimous approval from existing members. -Should any Assembly be deemed necessary, it will take place at a private location decided upon by the whole of members. Current Members: Diarchy of Andorra Genetics Engineering and Neural Science Corporation The Solar Ascendancy
  7. Onwards [Sci-Fi Nation FRP - RP]

    Andorra Andorra La Nova : Palace "Ho Ho Ho!" chuckled Pablo as he dropped a bag on his desk and peered inside to check on what had just arrived, "This is it! Great!" Alicia's footsteps are heard coming up to the double doors, and end with a loud knock, "Hello Pablo. Are you in there? I have a couple things I need to share with you." Pablo threw a glance at the door before he frantically picked up the bag and noisily ran around the room, looking for a drawer big enough to hold it, but to no avail. "Oh? Is this a bad time? I can come back la... well no, I really need to get this done now. Open up!" She banged on the door. Pablo's head, swiveling back and forth, suddenly stopped as he saw a high shelf wide enough to hold the bag. He ran up to it and leaped as high as his adrenaline-filled body could, and slammed the bag onto the shelf. But unfortunately, the shelf wasn't made to sustain that much force and... Crash!!! Pablo, the bag, the shelf, and a little bit of the wall plumetted onto the hardwood floor. "Oh my! Are you alright in there Pablo?! Is there a burglar in there! Hold on, I'll help!" Her footsteps sounded as if she went back a few meters. Pablo stumbled to his feet and walked over to the door and opened it, "No, it's alright. I was jus-" Alicia sprinted up to the door, jumped to kick it down, but as Pablo opened the doors she ended up landing a powerful kick to his chest, knocking him over backwards. Pablo smashed into the ground, and gasped for the air just knocked out of him. As soon as Alicia recovered she brought her hand to her mouth as she gasped and bent down over Pablo, "I am so sorry! I really didn't mean to hurt you like that, sir. Are you alright?" Pablo responded in between gasps, " I...look...alright?!" "Well no but... oh! Will you please forgive me for that? I was trying to protect you." Pablo paused to take a deep breath before he sat up, rubbed the back of his head, and said, "Oh, no worries. I forgive you... but dang! You sure pack a punch!" "Oh well thank you," she said with an embarrassed smile, "I try to be prepared for any situation... but what in the world happened in here?" She looked over at the mess by where the shelf once was, and got up to examine it. "Oh! Wait! No! Don't look in the bag!" Pablo said as he reached to stop her, but just too late. Alicia gave Pablo a sarcastic look and opened the bag, "Are these graffiti tools, a pineapple... and a sombrero? What are you planning to do? Why are you so weird?" "Well... I had this practical joke planned out for when Josè got back to his room tonight. And I'm not sure I can answer that second question." "That is really unprofessional of you Pablo. The people expect more of their leader than this." "Well I just wanna have a little fun! And I got all my 'homework' done already anyway." "That's no excuse, this is something I'd expect from a two-year old, but yo-" "I'll let you participate in the preparation! I could use the extra help to get it done in time." "My schedule is open starting at 6:30 tonight." Josè... was not prepared. Summary AP Collection Base - 4 Additional Territory - 1 Proximity to Trade Federation - 1 Trade - 2 AP Usage There is further development on HIPS technology. Scientists work on perfecting the itoron mesh tech. If they can't improve it anymore, then they begin looking for other ways to reduce signatures ((3 AP) 6 AP total invested in improving it). Some funds are sent to the Trade Federation in return for being allowed to test HIPS cloaking tech on the THEIA scanners whenever it is wanted (1 AP). Said testing is undergone by applying the latest version of HIPS tech to a commercial freighter, and sending it through Federation space being scanned by THEIA. The Federation is made aware of this round of testing so as not to create any confusion (0 AP). One Corvette is produced (1 AP). Territorial Claims are scanned for anything of notice. All readily available ships are used for the search (1 AP). Project ATM - 'Credit is Deposited' (2 AP) (Secretness). Population Total: 258,750 Humans + 3,000 Cevelli Andorra La Nova (Capital): 228,500 Humans + 3,000 Cevelli Mindesorra (Mining Colony): 30,250 Humans Military Standard Soldiers: 4,500 Humans Spacecraft Crew Members: 900 Humans AP Investment 3 AP into Business (17 more) 0 AP into Industry (25 more) 0 AP into Agriculture (25 more) Trade Partners -The Trade Federation -Asgard Republic -Kingdom of Unified Systems -The Imperial Republic of Mankind -Random Merchants Who Show Up Spacecraft 1 Destroyer 2 Frigates 1 Freighter 100 Fighters 3 Corvettes Original Colony Ship, the S.S. Santa Maria Technology Quantum Communicators Warp Technology Shipyard Level 2 Itoron-Steel Alloy Decent Long-Range Signature Dampening Mesh - Stealth Solar Systems Gloría System: Alfacendi System:
  8. Onwards [Sci-Fi Nation FRP - RP]

    Andorra [Redacted] : Secret Facility As the four leaders, Pablo, Josè, Isabella, and Sonia, walked through the metal corridors with their shoes clanking against the grated floor, metallic clanking and electrical crackling could be heard in the background. The four walked into a small room with a table and six seat as the door was sealed behind them with a loud crash. Fernando was in one of the seats, and a lady with an electronic tablet in another. "Welcome, Princes and Advisors, I know we have important things to talk about, so if you have any updates please say them now and be brief. My report has good tidings as Project H.I.P.S. has finally begun getting some results. A new mesh created from the itoron metal has been produced, and it does well hiding ship signatures from long-distance scanners. We are working on perfecting the technology as it is," said the lady in a kind yet focused tone. "Yes, however the current version of this mesh has not yet been incorporated into our ships, and we will wait until miss Alicia believes her scientists have perfected the material. Speaking of which, I have another two corvettes being put into production with the surplus goods coming in from trade. Sonia cleared her throat, "This relates to the trade Fernando speaks of, but apparently our association with the Trade Federation has found us with many new merchants pouring in. We believe part of it has to do with our close proximity to the Trade Federation as well, so some ships are now coming to Andorra la Nova rather than over there. Also, there was some error in accounting last year, so we ended up with a small bonus this year." She nodded, signaling she was done. "According to my sources in immigration, there have been some aliens that have found residence within our city. They are called Cevelli and 1,500 of them have come in. More or less they appear human, according to what I'm told. I have set up a survey to discover why these newcomers decided to come to Andorra as apposed to going to our competition." "I have worked with Isabella in this regard to discover what it is that the Cevelli like here. Also, I have decided to give some resources to our economy officials as well as some freelance advertising companies to try and well..." He stopped, looking for the right words to say, "...take advantage of the trade routes that the Trade Federation has in place. I have tasked them specifically with making Andorran trade more appealing than theirs via tourism, guest services, preferable economic situations, or enhancing whatever Isabella's survey shows that the aliens like." "Is that all?" Silence. "Good. Now, I believe Prince Pablo had some specific concerns that he wanted to express." Pablo, having been silent the whole meeting thus far, began speaking with an excited fervor, "Yes, well I have noticed a few trends in the actions of numerous governments in our galaxy. While it is hard to say for sure what any of them are truly up to, some of them it seems like they sometimes aren't working to their full potential." "I don't see how that is a concern, sir? What is the matter?" "Well, I did some thinking. At first I thought they were just lazy, or maybe hoarding their goods for a 'rainy day.' But as I looked in depth into some of them, it appeared out of character for them to be either." "What are you inferring?" "Well... this may sound like paranoia... but I believe some of them may have secret, shady projects being undergone. I mean... there is a lot of war and it would be logical for strong countries like them to make some precautions." "I think you might be overthinking this a bit Pablo." "No, I'm pretty sure I'm onto something, but regardless I think we should play it smart to get up to their level. After all, they have had greater resources than us for a long while, so secrets or no there is little chance we can achieve the greatness for Andorra that we want if we go the... traditional route." He paused briefly, collecting his thoughts, "So I have come up with an idea for a project of our own. It would be a great jump-start to get us into the big leagues if it were successful." "Well then, please explain this idea." As the council spoke more about Pablo's idea, they decided it would be a wise decision to at least look into the possibility of such an endeavor. So, thinking about the future of the nation, Project ATM began then and there, and the first check was deposited. "I know about your cyborg coconut army, Skellar!" Summary AP Collection Base - 4 Additional Territory - 1 Proximity to Trade Federation - 1 Trade - 2 Excess Materials - 1 (Just this turn) AP Usage Project H.I.P.S. continues. Scientists work on perfecting the itoron mesh tech. If they can't improve it anymore, then they begin looking for other ways to reduce signatures (3 AP). Economy and advertisement experts try to make Andorra seem more appealing for the average merchant coming to trade at the Trade Federation. Perhaps by investing into tourism, trade stations, or whatever the Cevelli survey indicates is favorable among alien populations (3 AP). Two Corvettes are produced (2 AP). Project ATM begins. (1 AP) (Mod - Secret Stuff). A survey is taken among the new Cevelli population to see what made them want to come to Andorra as opposed to the many other, and frankly stronger, options (0 AP). Population Total: 240,000 Humans + 1,500 Cevelli Andorra La Nova (Capital): 215,000 Humans + 1,500 Cevelli Mindesorra (Mining Colony): 25,000 Humans Military (Population's calming down, not as many sign-ups) Standard Soldiers: 4,100 Humans Spacecraft Crew Members: 780 Humans Trade Partners -The Trade Federation -Asgard Republic -Kingdom of Unified Systems -The Imperial Republic of Mankind -Random Merchants Who Show Up Spacecraft 1 Destroyer 2 Frigates 1 Freighter 100 Fighters 1 Corvette Original Colony Ship, the S.S. Santa Maria Technology Quantum Communicators Warp Technology Shipyard Level 2 Itoron-Steel Alloy Halfway-Decent Long-Range Signature Dampening Mesh (Stealth) Solar Systems Gloría System: Alfacendi System:
  9. Onwards [Sci-Fi Nation FRP - RP]

    Andorra Andorra la Nova: Trade Center "So, let me make sure I got this straight. A foreign ambassador showed up, one of the first foreign ambassadors we've seen in years, and you two spoke to him without me or Pablo, the central leaders of our country!" José exclaimed. "W-well, he seemed very busy when we spoke. He was in the middle of a trade errand..." "And he wasn't really an ambassador either, just a businessman from," She pulled the man's business card out of her pocket, and said it slowly in her strong Catalan accent "Hepfaestoos Entérpreeses." She paused and cleared her throat, "Oh, and also it's Pablo or I. 'Me or Pablo' is bad grammar." José sighed, "Well, fine. Regardless, what did you speak with this fine gentleman about?" "Well, there some good things and some bad things, which do you want to hear first? "Just tell me what he said." "Good or bad." "Are we really doing this now?" "Come on José, we both know he won't quit." "Fine, tell me the bad stuff first, maybe the good things will give a positive ending." "Alrighty! So, most of the southern galaxy is embroiled in many bitter conflicts. One called the '8th Crusade' in particular seems to be getting a lot of attention, and I think they're fighting these scary spider-poison-aliens." "Corrupters, Fernando." "Yes, right, Corrupters. And those guys invade worlds and mess them up. Oh, also there are many, many competing factions for trade dominance. "The strongest being the company which the businessman worked for, and a very close neighbor of ours called the Trade Federation." "Yup, and there are a whole bunch of other dangerous things out there like deaths rays and space bombs. But, to put a positive spin on things, the Hephaestus guy sold me a pretty nice microwave." "Fernando," said José as he laid his hand on Fernando's shoulder, "You are horrible at motivational speeches, remind me next time to have Isabella do it." "OK!" Said Fernando, clearly too excited about the microwave to care about José's criticism. "Well, despite Fernando's doom and gloom, there are a few more good things. Firstly, all that fighting is so far south that we probably don't have to worry about it anytime soon. Also, I have used the quantum communicators to send a message to the Trade Federation, and they have agreed to a business partnership with us." "My, I'm impressed with your initiative Isabella. Also, I would like you to try and set up more trade relations with anyone willing, even alien parties. Do your best to make it appeal to them. "Oh, I don't know about the aliens though, if they are causing so much trouble it may not be a good idea." The sound of a microwave popping some kernels can be heard in the background. "Well, I'm sure not all the aliens are bad, so just send it to the peaceable ones. And if it makes you feel better let's prohibit immigration for now, and only let those coming for business get temporary residence. We can open our doors some more once we find out who we can trust." "Fine. Well, while your here I'll inform you that Project H.I.P.S. is on the right track now, and the scientists are working on something called 'signature dampening.' I'm still not quite sure what that is, and to be honest it just makes me think of wet documents, but they sound like they know what they're doing." "Yep," Fernando would say, taking a bite of popcorn every so often, "And the researchers in Mindesorra have found out that the new, black ore makes an extremely durable alloy when mixed with steel. I think the Hephaestus guy said that it was called Itoron or something like that. Pablo had the ships sent over there to get them fitted with it." "Sounds good, and maybe have some material sent back here to see if the people working on Project Hidden In Plain Sight can use it in their dampening thing." "Can do, sir. Also, I think it might be wise to slowly begin building up our military so we're ready if any trouble comes our way." "I like it, go on ahead and build a corvette with the extra materials coming in from Monárid." José glanced at his wristwatch, "Hmm, I need to meet with our agricultural advisor soon. I should be on my way." "Oh, before you go, the businessman told us to watch out for this knock-off company led by a certain 'Han Dominion' that I think he called 'Bló-oo-dee Hefurstoos.'" "Yeah, it's pretty bad. I hear their microwaves are faulty!" Summary AP Collection Base - 4 Additional Territory - 1 AP Usage Project H.I.P.S. continues as scientists look for effective methods of signature dampening. Some Itoron is made available in case it proves to be useful. (3 AP) Workers begin plating the warships with the new Itoron-Steel alloy. (1 AP) A Corvette is made in the shipyard, using the new alloy. (1 AP) Offers for trade partnership are sent to all non-hostile nations, both alien and human. Each offer written specifically to try to appeal to its intended recipient. (0 AP) Population Total: 225,250 Humans Andorra La Nueva (Capital): 203,750 Humans Mindesorra (Mining Colony): 21,500 Humans Military (Sizable amount of military sign-ups due to fear about the potential for war.) Standard Soldiers: 3,800 Humans Spacecraft Crew Members: 700 Humans Trade Partners -The Trade Federation Spacecraft 1 Destroyer 2 Frigates 1 Freighter 100 Fighters Original Colony Ship, the S.S. Santa Maria Technology Quantum Communicators Warp Technology Shipyard Level 2 Itoron-Steel Alloy Hephaestus Microwaves Solar Systems Gloría System: Alfacendi System:
  10. Onwards [Sci-Fi Nation FRP - RP]

    Andorra Alfacendi System: SS Santa Maria As Prince Pablo looked out the large window of his quarters down onto the newfound arid planet, a blinking, yellow light on his watch caught his eye. As he pressed a button to turn off the light, he walked out of his cabin and passed numerous scientists and researchers in the hall on his way to the main deck. As he arrived he spoke up to a lady at the helm, "So, Sonia, what's the message, dear?" Sonia turned to Pablo, and a wide smile spread across her face, "Prince José is sending a report from Benevoléncia on the progress of our projects there." Pablo returned the warm smile, "Well, let's see him then, shall we?" He gestured to one of the deck members to open up the communications channel. A large screen on the back wall would flicker to life as an image of Prince José appeared. He waved 'Hello' and proceeded to his message, "Relations with the alien party are distant, and no conflict has arisen. They seem to have received our request for identification, but they responded in a language that we do not recognize. We assume, however, that they responded with the proper identification despite language difficulties. I have made the decision to continue requesting identification from any new passing ship, and then record their response so that our linguists can looks for patterns and piece together their dialect. Isabella convinced me to do this rather than directly ask for assistance from the aliens so that we will not be branded as vulnerable or in great need of outside assistance. On another topic, Project Hidden In Plain Sight has been able to identify a concrete problem with..." Sonia whispered into Pablo's ear, "Why isn't he using the cool acronym?" "Oh, after using it a few times he decided he thought it sounded silly to call a 'confidential government operation' Project H.I.P.S., so he decided he was just going to say the long version of it every time. Personally, I think he's being ridiculous." "I know, right? It really helps lighten the mood when things get so dreary and depressing. It just shakes," she wiggled her hips a little, "it up a bit." She giggled softly. Pablo chuckled in response to his wife's pun, "Exactly! Oh, wait. We probably should have paid more attention to whatever José was saying." "Nah, he probably just blabbered on about Project 'Hidden In Plain Sight'" The two smiled and began paying attention again. "...entists are working on that now. Lastly, one hundred fighter planes have been constructed as we ordered, but as I said before, they will not likely need to be used anytime soon. I am awaiting your response." The recording ended. "Well, maybe it was important. Ahh, he's probably got it under control, and we need to get to naming things around here!" "Done!" "Well, that was fast." "Oh, I spent some of my free time thinking about it. Anyways, I was thinking we call the star Alfacendi, the planet could be Mónarid, and the colony might be Mindesorra. "Sounds great! And much better than what I had in mind." Pablo clapped, " Well, now that that is done let's start setting up shop." "Yep! Oh, and you need to make sure to set up a lab first thing for the researchers that are working with that black metal." "Of course, meva estrella. Good luck keeping those workers on task!" "It'll be a breeze! And you know, I sure hope the people in the Alpha Centauri galaxy are having as much luck as us. Pablo groaned embarrassedly, "You aren't gonna let me live that down are you?" "Nope!" Summary AP Usage Project H.I.P.S. is continued. The scientists look for a way to reduce the emission of not-so-stealthy heat/electric/etc. signatures, or at least make it less traceable (2 AP). The SS Santa Maria is once again put into use to set up a mining colony, Mindesorra, on the newly found, black metal rich planet, Mónarid (1 AP). Researchers in Mindesorra experiment with the strange black metal to try and determine its properties and potential uses (1 AP). The communication center continues to request identification from any new, passing cargo ship. They record the responses to be sent to the top linguists in an attempt to be able to find language patterns, and hopefully begin to understand the language (0 AP). Population Total: 214,250 Humans Andorra La Nueva (Capital): 194,250 Humans Mindesorra (Mining Colony): 20,000 Humans Military (A small increase of military sign-ups due to continued suspicion of alien life.) Standard Soldiers: 3,100 Humans Spacecraft Crew Members: 700 Humans Spacecraft 1 Destroyer 2 Frigates 1 Freighter 100 Fighters Original Colony Ship, the S.S. Santa Maria Technology Quantum Communicators Warp Technology Shipyard Level 2 Solar Systems Gloría System: Alfacendi System:
  11. Onwards [Sci-Fi Nation FRP - RP]

    Andorra Andorra La Nueva: Capital Building A young man in a trench coat dashed through the hallways of the capital building, with papers dramatically flying from his grasp as he ran. He'd gain a few disdainful glares from the janitors as they picked up the papers littered all over to realize that they were blank, and were dropped purely for the dramatic effect. As he approached the meeting room he threw off his coat and slammed the few actually important papers onto the long table, exclaiming, "Leaders of Andorra! I have some critical information that you must hear immediately!" "Yes, we know, that is why we are here Fernando. You sent us all a message saying exactly that." She paused, sitting up straight to see the very long paper trail that was left in his wake, "But were all the theatrics really necessary?" "Hey, I thought the paper was a nice touch, made it feel like I was in a movie or something." Fernando was clearly excited that he gained the favor of one of the princes as he smiled broadly. "How are you taking up for him! He made such a big mess! The cleaners are just gonna have a big fit, and..." "That's enough, we're wasting time with this idle jabbering. It's just a bunch of paper, and we have much more important things to discuss." Prince José turned calmly over to Fernando, "Now, Advisor of Defense, what is it that is so urgent?" "Well, it's quite simple actually. Our scanners tell us that there have been some space shuttles of unknown origin routinely passing through the system. Our best guess is that they are cargo or passenger ships, but we cannot say for sure as they do not seem to resemble any known design for human-made space vessels. "So.." Prince Pablo relaxedly scratched his chin in thought, "..Aliens? I guess?" Isabella was wide-eyed with shock and a hint of terror, "How are you so calm about this! We are talking about aliens here! Brain sucking, laser zapping, parasite spreading aliens! This is a major threat to Human kind!" Prince José was similarly shocked, but attempted in vain to maintain his relaxed appearance, "W-well! We clearly need to make contact with these new... neighbors? Yeah, and uh, make sure they aren't any threat to Andorra!" "My thoughts exactly sir," Fernando, already having coped with the shock of the situation, had a serious disposition about him, "And I recommend that we make a batch of fighter planes to supplement our existing forces just cause... you know... just in case." "Sounds like a good plan, and by not making too many we don't run the risk of them thinking we plan on going to war." Pablo clapped his hands, and picked up the memo in front of him as he said, "Well, that's done. Let's move onto the next thing on the list... let's see... oh, looks like the colonial freighter found absolutely nothing particularly useful on P-2." "Oh, so we're done with that alien thing, yeah? I guess I'll just be on my way then..." "Nah, just stick around. These guys are probably too scared out of their socks to be all that helpful. "Oh, oka..." Isabella hastily interrupted, "Hey! I'm not intimidated! I bet you're intimidated and just blowing it off on us so you don't look bad! Yeah, that's what I thought, you coward!" "Calm down Isabella, we don't need to be demeaning each other right now," he'd pause, looking up into the sky from the window, looking for aliens, "A-after all, we need to finish the meeting quickly to reassure the people everything is alright." "Yeah, so anyway we probably don't want to waste any more time with this sector since most of the planets probably have similar mineral compositions to P-2. Maybe we should have them look 'west' of our area for deposits of valuable ore." "Yeah," José would look back down from the sky, "Maybe send some more folks in the S.S. Santa Maria to help search a little quicker." "Yeah... sounds smart," she said, clearly making an effort to calm down, "Also, our scientists reported that they are in the early concept phase of the development for the advanced camouflage plates." "A secret project! That sounds pretty neat!" Fernando chimed in, "It should have a cool code name though like maybe... Operation Hidden In Plain Sight, or Project H.I.P.S.!" Prince Pablo laughed heartily, "Oh! I love it! That is just hilarious! Let's use it." Prince José chuckled lightly, "Yeah, it is a pretty smart name, but only the concept phase? I mean, I'm not a scientist or anything, but maybe they could set up a network between the different plates. Each plate would show a different part of a programmed scenery, and the only thing worth researching would probably be a high definition display that could look like the real thing." "Yeah, but what about radars, or whatever else like that? One of those things could probably still detect an object like that, so what you're suggesting would just be invisible to the naked eye." "Oh, yeah true..." he thought for a moment, "Maybe the plates could also absorb those radar detector beams, or however that works, and it would appear like nothing was there." "I don't know how possible that is, but I'll mention it to the scientists anyways." "Well, I guess that's it then? Class dismissed." As everyone walked out, Fernando tapped Prince Pablo on the shoulder and asked him, "How were you so calm when I made to alien announcement? Everyone else freaked out." "Oh, it just takes a little bit for these things to sink in for me. I'm probably gonna have a nervous breakdown in a half an hour." Summary AP Usage Research into advancing camouflage technology is continued, and Prince José's idea is suggested to the scientists. The project is re-named Project H.I.P.S. as well (2 AP). Due to suspicion regarding the unidentified spacecraft that constantly go by the system, a squadron of 100 fighters are constructed as a precaution (1 AP). The colonial freighter and colony ship are sent to the cube of space directly to the left of the Andorran territory to continue the search for a substantial resource of ores (1AP). A discreet message requesting identification of the unidentified ships routinely flying by the system is sent to hopefully make a peaceful first-impression (0 AP). Population Andorra La Nueva (Capital): 200,000 Humans Military (A noticeable increase in voluntary sign-ups occurs in response to the suspicion surrounding the uncertain intentions and origins of the passing spacecraft.) Standard Soldiers: 2,500 Humans Spacecraft Crew Members: 650 Humans Spacecraft 1 Destroyer 2 Frigates 1 Freighter Original Colony Ship, the S.S. Santa Maria Technology Quantum Communicators Warp Technology Shipyard Level 2 Solar System
  12. Onwards [Sci-Fi Nation FRP - RP]

    Andorra Andorra la Nueva: Princes' Office "WHAT!? José, how come you never told me this before?" "I thought everyone knew, it's something I learned in grade school, Pablo." "But why didn't you point it out before when I announced it to our entire population THIRTY years ago? Why haven't you mentioned it at all since then?! I have been leading the country under false information for decades." The tall middle-aged man sat down in his large chair and leaned back, covering his face with his hands. "Umm? I came in a little late to the conversation, I assume? What is the matter with Prince Pablo?" A small-bodied European woman with large glasses and a clipboard in her hands inquired as she walked into the room. "He thought Alpha Centauri was another galaxy." José folded his arms and shook his head, somewhat reminiscent of a disappointed older brother. "Oh, well that's silly, I'm pretty sure it's the star nearest to where earth used to be, and in the Milky Way of course." Pablo groaned, "Well, I'm sorry, but not everyone excelled in astrology class. I mean I'm a politi-" "Astronomy class. Astrology has to do with constellations and superstitious beliefs surrounding them. Astronomy has more to do with the physical aspect of stars and galaxies." "I should fire you Isabella, you just have to criticize every little thing I say." He complained, knowing he couldn't really fire her as she was voted in by the people to be the Lead Advisor. "Don't be whiny. Anyways, we need to get down to business, poking fun at Pablo's education can wait." "Yes, and maybe let's never return to it." He sat up straight and folded his hands out on his desk in front of him. "Okay, we do need to come up with a new plan of action now. I had previously been working with the idea that we would never see other people other than Andorrans again, so I thought we had more time to expand and develop. But if our fellow space-travelers are within our galaxy, and probably have access to warping technology like us, then we could be seeing them again in the near future." "Perhaps we should use the newly developed quantum communicators to send a message to the Alpha Centauri system and let them know of our whereabouts." "Hold on. I would normally agree with that course of action, but as you remember on earth we were incredibly small. The world had no respect for us, and now we have the opportunity to grow on our own to the grandeur of nations like those most powerful back on earth. But if we communicate with them, they will no doubt send support to us, and ruin the potential glory of becoming a strong nation on our own. I say that we make no contact until we have such a nation built that would take their breath away." "You know, I agree with you Isabella. I don't want our people to be pushed to the side as another minor faction anymore, being thought of as children by the stronger countries. I want to make such an impression on the other peoples, that the name of Andorra will not be forgotten or neglected. While we're at it, let's try to find a way to hide ourselves until we wish to reveal our mighty country," he paused, thinking to himself for a moment, "How would we do that though?" The room was silently in thought until Prince José spoke up, "Maybe our scientists could design a dome that we could put over our city and shipyards, but the outer plates might have some sort of special camouflage to make it appear exactly like normal, unaltered terrain to outside viewers." "Brilliant!" She began writing a note on her clipboard. "Now, before we get carried away with these isolationist thoughts, I'd like to point out that it really isn't a good idea to avoid any relations with other groups as it will set us back in trade." "Fine, we can have trade relations if absolutely necessary, but we're not taking any other help. Until then we're sticking with the camo-dome idea." She glanced at her clipboard and remembered what she wanted to mention when she came in, "Oh, I should inform you two that the interior remodeling of our freighter is done. Not a big thing, but I figured you'd want to know that it is ready to be used again." "It is good to know, we have been in some need for more raw materials recently, and it probably would be good to have some spare for the dome once the blueprints for it are complete." "Yes, maybe send the freighter to P-2 with some workers and see if there are any significant amounts of minerals there. And before you ask, I think that we should try and mine on the barren inner planets rather than Benevoléncia because then we don't have to ruin the beautiful terrain here with mining operations, and it's not like we're ruining anything over there." "Fair enough. Well now that we're finished, we should probably have the secretary get the word out about our plans." "I have an advisory council meeting I have to go to, so I'll let her know on my way out. Now stay out of trouble you two." She hastily opened the door and left to get her chores done. José walked up to Pablo and said to him quietly, "You may have already gotten over it, but the fact that nobody brought up your astronomical mistake until now shows how much respect everyone has for you." Pablo exhaled softly and said, "Yeah, let's just hope I don't lose that respect." Summary AP Usage Scientists begin looking into camouflage plating that could be used to hide buildings from outside view (3AP). A small exploration team would be sent in the colonial freighter to the next planet inside the Gloría system, P-2, to look for valuable mineral deposits (1AP). Population Andorra La Nueva (Capital): 185,000 Humans Military Standard Soldiers: 1,500 Humans Spacecraft Crew Members: 500 Humans Spacecraft 1 Destroyer 2 Frigates 1 Freighter Original Colony Ship, the S.S. Santa Maria Technology Quantum Communicators Warp Technology Shipyard Level 2 Solar System
  13. Onwards [Sci-Fi Nation FRP - OOC and Apps]

    OOC: Username: OKUDKREESH Skype: (Pm if you want.) OKUDKREESH the Kud of Kreesh Ideas and Suggestions?: naw, it's all good RP (Humans only, I apologize.): Hoomins for life Colony Name: Andorra la Nova First Planet Type: The Planet's name is Benevoléncia. Mostly covered in mountain ranges, and dotted with deep swampy valleys and massive lakes. There are a few large plateaus in some of the mountain ranges. Both of the poles are frozen over with the ice reaching nearer to the equator than on earth, about halfway to where the tropics of Cancer and Capricorn would be. There are two lifeless rocky planets nearer to the system's sun, Gloría, and have been named P-1 and P-2 for the time being. History: (Assuming it's a bit of a custom nation.) Despite a long and complicated political past, including the Great French Scandal in 2035, the small Diarchy of Andorra sandwiched between France and Spain had grown into a banking powerhouse during the mid-2060s. Many powerful and influential people trusted the country's banks with their money, and took large loans on a regular basis. Upon hearing of the red giant crisis, the country rejoiced at the opportunity to colonize the unknown of space and potentially grow their country in size and population as well as in wealth. The people praised the Lord that the designs for the colony ships were able to house their entire population of 93,714 (Their small population was a direct result of the minute size of their territory) and then some. The remaining space was filled with the best scientists, scholars, and teachers that money could buy. As their ship, dubbed S.S. Santa Maria after Christopher Columbus' famous flagship, made the interstellar jump, the citizens on board were trembling with excitement to colonize the new world and race the other ships in staking claim on the planet's land, but everyone froze as soon as they saw they were alone by a planet other than the one they aimed for. As the technicians saw that they were still in the galaxy they thought they left, they made the assumption that their interstellar drive had malfunctioned while the others had made it to Alpha Centauri. This announcement was met with mixed emotions among the people as they believed that they were now completely alone in the galaxy, but at the same time saw they had to share it with nobody. As they descended onto the newfound planet they named it Benevoléncia after the gift of opportunity they received from God. When they found a plateau large enough to make a sizable city they landed and began construction on Andorra la Nova, the New Andorra. Construction took longer than it should have since most of the passengers of the SS Santa Maria were not highly educated, so they were forced to take classes on high level academics and 'intern' with already accomplished scholars so everyone could contribute equally. Since they believed that they had no competition for expansion in the galaxy, they were not concerned about being done quickly. Rather, they spent much time making sure the job was done right. After many years, the new city was completed, the people were fully educated, and the country as a whole was ready to expand. Map location: (Remember, fill a square and send it to me privately.): Sent!
  14. Division

    Skype Name: OKUDKREESH the Kud of Kreesh Nation Choice (by color): Green Nation Government: Absolute Monarchy Nation leadership: King Hadrien II Lore of nation: Previously, the Kingdom of Protanica was a peaceful nation in the middle of a renaissance under the rule of King Benjamin IV, but there was a rising distrust in the nobility for the king's ability to lead and his foreign policy regarding defense from outside nations. They thought he was too relaxed, and that this put the country into a vulnerable situation should an invasion from an outside force occur. Finally after many failed attempts trying to convince the king to improve their national defense, the then-duke Hadrien II staged a rebellion that quickly proved that his concern was well placed as there was little to no significant opposition. It took awhile for the people to accept their new more-military focused ruler, but after large-scale propaganda projects they began to tolerate it. Hadrien II now looks for a way to not only gain his people's tolerance, but their admiration as well. He thinks that his first major act as ruler should be to secure all of the two islands/lakes (depending on what color is water) on/by which the Kingdom of Protanica resides, and to push the red nation further from the cities Fort/City Placement (Add this via editing on the map. There's plenty of free edit sites.): Left one if dark brown is water, right one if light brown is water. Questions?: Is the light brown the water or is the dark brown the water?
  15. [Bounty] Rabbits (Low)

    Erick Donovon shines his bluesteel blade and fondly looks forward to the delicious rabbit meat about to enter his stomach.