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I would most like to serve as an unwitting victim aboard:

A scientific exploration vessel
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A military troop cruiser
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A Rescue/Salvage ship
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A tramp freighter (light freight vessel)
0 (0%)

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« Reply #50 on: September 09, 2004, 10:53:36 PM »
I understand your motivations. A good idea, that. I'm not calling you on mentioning it, I'm just saying that maybe we should wait on presenting Diamunde as an out-Sol planet.
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« Reply #51 on: September 09, 2004, 11:32:33 PM »
FTL Travel - The Celeste is not the first, nor the only ship capable of faster than light travel. There are a handful of experimental, and exploration vessels that have successful FTL drives, but there have been no habitable planets found within the current radius of operations. The current sphere of human space extends for a radius of some 10 light years from earth. This limitation is mainly because of fuel concerns. The FTL drive requires a large amount of power that the current realm of fusion reactors can only provide when running at peak output. Every known FTL ship is not much more than a small crew area built in front of a massive single fusion reactor, or several smaller reactors working in tandem, fuel storage, and a minimal ion drive.

The current generation of fusion engines convert deuterium, an isotope of hydrogen, also known as hydrogen II, into helium by the same action as the sun. The reactor produces a huge amount of power, but in doing so depletes its supply of deuterium with alarming speed. There is signifigant research devoted to overcoming this key problem, and making the habitation of extrasolar worlds a possibility when they are found. As of yet, not much progress has been made.

FTL intrasolar travel - it takes an equally large amount of fuel for a ship to cross the solar system, as ion engines use the same fuel as a fusion reactor. It has been recently discovered that it is more economical for a FTL ship to exit the solar system out to a distance of 1/2 to 3/4 of a light year, and then target a return jump to the desired destination. Thus a ship wishing to travel from Earth to Jupiter in a shorter amount of time than a bulk ion engine can provide could feasibly make a jump out of the system, reverse direction and make a return jump.

This reduces the demand for fuel, as well as allowing for surprise attacks as their is no EM or exhaust corona to betray approaching ships. It is the equivalent of having a stealth warship.

The UE and the Colonies - There are no human habitations outside of the Sol system. However, the solar system itself has become...crowded. The population of Earth hovers in the area of 15 billion people who are increasingly dependant on recycling, solar, and fusion power to maintain their way of life. The UE was formed partially as a way to consolidate power and partly as a way to conserve resources by creating planet wide standards of consumption and emisson. As much as many people hate the imperialistic and morally aloof UE, they have brought many of the planets problems back under control. The global economy has been stabilized, recycling is now mandatory by law, and population growth has been reduced from a staggering boom down to a meager .3%. This has been accomplished through regional incentive plans, punishments for excess breeding, and force sterilization for criminals, welfare recipients, and prostitutes.

The Inner Rim - the name given to the increasing belt of steel and ceramic growing around the earth, or a reference to the 19 superstations built by the UE to release pressure on population centers. Each of the superstations, clustered at the Terran Lagrange points is a habitat for as many as a quarter million people. Most of the larger stations are the property of various megacorporations, and private interests that were co-funded by the UE. As such, they generally have a better, albeit more sterile, quality of life than most Earthers. There are also a number of lesser stations that range from ultra-elite floating casinoes to squalid space debris waiting to fall out of the sky. All in all, some 12 million people live in orbit around the Earth.

The Lunar Colonies - founded largely by Asian interests, the Lunar colonies have been a huge relief on the Asian Rim. Millions of people were relocated by the various governments that predated the founding of the UE. Following the admission of China, and SE Asia, the number of people relocated to the burgeoning moon colonies increased. Each lunar colony is a subterranean sprawl of tunnels, corridors and hangers where miners are continually expanded the domain, sealing it as they go with ceram-steel. At the last census, there were an estimated 1.2 billion people living on, or in, the moon. The Lunar colonies are considered territories of the UE, and are considered under their jurisdiction and codes of law.

The Martian Colonies - The Martian colonies are generally older than the Lunar colonies, and are predominantly inhabited by settlers of Russian, Scandanavian, and Germanic descent. The colony of Diamunde is located in the southern polar region, and was settled primarily by American and Latin interests. It was during the late period of colonization that Colonel Murdoch commissioned the construction of several ballistic nuclear weapons, as well as a full regiment of main battle tanks and succedded in dominating most of the southern Hemisphere. The UE, still a fledgeling power and smarting from the brutal invasion of America was forced to respond or loose any semblance of a foothold on Mars. Murdochs forces were defeated and his war machine dismantled. Diamunde was sterilized, and the entire command system was executed as war criminals. The Martian population is currently in the vicinity of 500,000,000 and growing. Terraforming efforts have developed the atmosphere to an increased thickness, and the increase in planetary heat has caused the formation of shallow oceans on the red planet.

Mars as a Haunted Planet - Mars has gained a large amount of notoriety as there are large numbers of ghost sightings, and reports of supernatural activity on the planet. Many claim that the writings of Bradbury predicted aliens, and ghosts on Mars and that trying to tame the red planet should be abandoned. While there is no conrete evidence to support the claims, there is none to refute them, and the reports come in at a steady rate.

The Belt Colonies - founded by ore hunters, most of the Belt Colonies are fiercely independant and harbor a large grudge against the UE and their increasingly aggressive stance in space. The Belt Colonies are also capable of building and maintaining space ships, and do so. UESPA and UESN ships that wander too far into Belt territory have a bad habit of vanishing. The asteroid Ceres, home to colony P3X9, serves as the nexus of Belt politics and the central point in the belt resistance to the UE govt. The Belt has a small population, but retains a high quality of life as well as retaining large numbers of weapons. The Cateran was a Belt built ship.

The Jovian Colonies Europa, Ganymede, and Callisto are all inhabited, mostly by UE personel, but also by a large number of private interests and explorers. Most FTL research occurs in Jovian space, as well as the bulk of deuterium production. The Jovian colonies are largely neutral in solar systems affairs.


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« Reply #52 on: September 09, 2004, 11:53:03 PM »
Questions answered, and in very good form.
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« Reply #53 on: September 10, 2004, 12:03:21 AM »
Alec, if you are still playing would you post a responce either to this channel, or the game itself. I dont hear anything from you in the next few days, I will assume you are not interested in playing any further and will bring in a new player if anyone is interested, or stock the empty slot with an NPC.

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« Reply #54 on: September 10, 2004, 12:11:26 AM »
Smaller than I thought but Perfect because of the hate of travel.  It really turns what I thought of a small area into a huge expansive region. Kudos Scarasmax.

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« Reply #55 on: September 14, 2004, 03:30:31 PM »
Hey guys, I just wanted to let you know it may be quiet on my end for a few days, with hurricane Ivan and all. My area is predicted to have coastal flooding. :( So anywho, have fun and hope to be back soon. May have to evacuate if Ivan continues northwest any further. Take care and everyone be safe.
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« Reply #56 on: September 14, 2004, 04:08:26 PM »
Lets hope that Ivan is bluster and no substance. Dont get washed away Jinx!


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« Reply #57 on: September 14, 2004, 08:50:01 PM »
Any hurricane with the name Ivan will be a bluster :P
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« Reply #58 on: September 14, 2004, 08:59:33 PM »
I'm worried.
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« Reply #59 on: September 16, 2004, 03:37:19 PM »
Hey, I am back. Just wanted to let everyone know that everything is fine here. No rain, no flooding, barely any clouds. But hey, it's better to be prepared and not go anywhere then to not be prepared and have to leave. :twisted:
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« Reply #60 on: September 17, 2004, 08:24:01 AM »
And the funny thing is that there is some pretty bad flooding in Tennessee from Ivan. Crazy.


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« Reply #61 on: September 23, 2004, 04:31:03 PM »
Alrighty, time for a few notes on equipment.

As a salvage and rescue ship, the Ballard does not have marine power armor on it, of any weight class. There are two types of suits aboard the ship. The first is a big, blocky suit with a heavy pack that contains a small set of attitude jets and manuevering thrusters. This heavy and cumbersome suit is used for EVA, or actually leaving the confines of the ship for the hard vaccuum of space. Generally only the engineers will use these, since they are the few who will actually into space to have to fix something on the ship from the outside.

The second, and the type that would be used are light pressure suits. These protect from soft vaccuums, toxic atmospheres, and extremes of heat and cold. It is somewhere between a light space suit and an ABC contamination suit. The Celeste is not ruptured, and still retains an atmosphere within the ship, so the lighter suit would be used.

The group going to the Celeste has the goals of discovering why the ship is offline, what it will take to bring it back online, and deal with either the survivors, or the bodies.


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« Reply #62 on: September 23, 2004, 04:58:47 PM »
oops ok, guess I'll do a little cescription fixing.  :P

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« Reply #63 on: September 25, 2004, 07:41:05 AM »
Info for entrance into the Celeste

1. All lights on board are extinguished, entering the Celeste is pitch black.

2. No heaters operating, it is deadly cold aboard the ship. Breathing in the air would cause lung tissue to crystallize, and shatter, asphyziation in two or three agonizing minutes. Extremetities (fingers, toes, nose, will have already frozen in the cold.

3. No sound, nothing is running.

4. No crewmen, or signs of crewmen in the immediate vicinity.


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« Reply #64 on: September 26, 2004, 01:45:53 PM »
Alrighty!

Special note to all crewmen aboard Tagget (Moonhunter) shuttle. Everyone knows weapons are not permited on salvage operations, and the medic has produced a military grade, as opposed to a civilian purchase, pistol.


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« Reply #65 on: September 28, 2004, 09:38:47 PM »
Eh, mentioned ealier.  :oops:  But you know military folk have superstitions.

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« Reply #66 on: September 29, 2004, 07:42:27 AM »
There is nothing wrong with having a superstition, I think it is a fun idea. Nothing wrong with using a little protection...who knows, you might need it.


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« Reply #67 on: September 29, 2004, 08:13:50 AM »
Knowing Scrasamax, everyone should have packed a pistol or a bazooka.
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« Reply #68 on: September 29, 2004, 08:26:02 AM »
Yeah!  :twisted:

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« Reply #69 on: September 29, 2004, 05:27:31 PM »
Trust me, if this is a Horror game, neither guns nor bazookas will help you at all.
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« Reply #70 on: September 29, 2004, 06:03:57 PM »
Hey at least I'll go down fighting, bloody and nasty for me!  :P

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« Reply #71 on: September 30, 2004, 02:43:48 AM »
AH, sweet temporary freedom.

Some of you may have noticed that my posting has declined in the last few days. It seems that my place of employment is trying a slave labor program on a temporary basis, and I had to work seven 12-hour shifts in a row. For me that meant literally going to work, going home, showering, eating a meal, and going to bed, with email tossed in there somewhere.

But, I wont have to do another seven days in a row for something like six weeks, so hurray!

Things have been going just too easy for all of you. Hehe :twisted:

Lets kick it up a notch!


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« Reply #72 on: October 05, 2004, 02:24:18 PM »
I am sorry to have neglected you all. I am back now and it will stay that way. But I still have so much to do that I can not contribute in a good way to you brilliant game Scrasamax. I apologize.

You may do whatever you want to my poor undeveloped Severin.
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« Reply #73 on: October 06, 2004, 07:24:30 AM »
I am sad that you wont be playing in GSH, but I understand outside obligations and limits on personal time. Given a choice between Severin and Rhur Corell, I think I would chose Rhur Corell.

Now, lets see. GSH seems to have stopped and is in need of a good BUMP!

Anyone?


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« Reply #74 on: October 08, 2004, 12:01:44 AM »
James Raynor, eh?
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