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Offline Pretty in PinkTopic starter

Re: Interest Check Serenity/Firefly Freeform/System RP
« Reply #50 on: November 24, 2011, 12:35:46 AM »
I'm perfectly fine with you doing that.  Like I said, MOST combinations I'm fine with.  Others I want to approve first, and one at least is an outright no, no questions asked.

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Re: Interest Check Serenity/Firefly Freeform/System RP
« Reply #51 on: November 24, 2011, 12:48:03 AM »
Name: Dr. Arabella Jiang

Age: 29

Special Skills: Has specialisation as a Medical Doctor, and Psychiatrist.

Job on ship: Medical

Appearance: Arabella is tall, standing about six centimetres below 1.8 metres ( around 510).  She has very straight black hair that is almost always in a very neat bun that when loose falls to her lean hips.  She has an elegant face and form, and seldom smiles.  Dr. Jiang tends to dress in trousers, long sleeved shirts and boots that are both stylish and functional, though cleans up as well as any Companion might - minus the dubious job description.  Her eyes are a very dark brown, nearly black.

Brief History/Personality: Born to the wealthy Jiang family on Persephone in the capital, she followed her father into the medical field, while her mother is a noble socialite whom can trace her family back generations - a rarity indeed, a diamond of the first water.  The real wonder was why Dr. Jiang's mother - Barbara Chamberlain - married into her father's new money family, with their penchant for service and philanthropy.  A cool and collected sort of woman, next to nothing seems to ruffle her with the exception of idiots.  She has a detachment that is almost eerie to watch, and when riled, has a sharp tongue that borders on the cynical.

Other facts: Can use small firearms, and is independently wealthy.  She has no qualms at all with the Alliance, and once supported everything they did.  She refuses to speak about why she changed her tune - though only a local of Persephone might have any inkling as to why.  Dr. Jiang has a secret adoration for fine cigar smoke, though doesn't partake herself.  She has a weakness for plain, ordinary wild flowers, proper tea, and those dark eyes of hers probably hold a half dozen secrets, not the least of which are the dragon tattoo on her back - and the fact that she can drink a man under the table with ease.

« Last Edit: November 24, 2011, 12:52:23 AM by Haloriel »

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Re: Interest Check Serenity/Firefly Freeform/System RP
« Reply #52 on: November 24, 2011, 12:50:28 AM »
All three so far are approved.

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Re: Interest Check Serenity/Firefly Freeform/System RP
« Reply #53 on: November 24, 2011, 12:50:53 AM »
Filled in further on Dr. Jiang's history.  ;)  Also, awesome Captain, Starlequin!  8-)

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Re: Interest Check Serenity/Firefly Freeform/System RP
« Reply #54 on: November 24, 2011, 01:08:06 AM »
Haha, thank you kindly. Tell you the truth, it was hell getting his personal timeline in order, and finding a decent image that fit the Gabe Whitney I had in my head, lol.

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Re: Interest Check Serenity/Firefly Freeform/System RP
« Reply #55 on: November 24, 2011, 01:17:50 AM »
I vote freeform. It seems that medic is already taken and possibly mechanic / pilot / weapon tech as well. Would there be room for a computer / system specialist?
« Last Edit: November 24, 2011, 01:29:19 AM by drezdock »

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Re: Interest Check Serenity/Firefly Freeform/System RP
« Reply #56 on: November 24, 2011, 01:28:55 AM »
A Hacker basically?  Of course.  I'd have no problems with that at all.  SO!

Reiji - First Officer - System
Endie - Pilot/Weapons Tech - System
Star - Captain - Freeform
PiP - NPCs - NA
Hal - Medic - Freeform
Ruby - Companion - ??
Shiny - Mechanic - Freeform
Drez - Computer Specialist - Freeform

So looks like Freeform it is.  I will, however, be instituting SOME system based stuffs, but it's only random chance stuff, so don't necessarily worry about it.

SO!  Chain of Command is - The chain I go get and beat you with until you understand who's in ruttin' command here -- NO!  Bad Jayne, Bad!  Geh.  Adam Baldwin.........   *Droool*

Anyway.

Captain Gabriel Whitney - Starlequin
First Officer __________ - ReijiTabibito
Pilot _______________ - Endiemyon
Mechanic ___________ - Shiny (Tentative, pending further concept)
Doctor Arabella Jiang - Haloriel
Companion _________ - Ruby (Tentative)
Computer Specialist ___ - drezdock

Not so much chain of command, as who's who.

Okay.  The two of you I've okayed?  Go ahead and go here and paste your characters.
EVERYONE get over here and start discussing things while I plan stuffs.

Also, don't freak out, but it's in NC because that way, if something should happen, it's where it needs to be.  Better safe than sorry, I always say.
« Last Edit: November 24, 2011, 01:49:58 AM by Pretty in Pink »

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Re: Interest Check Serenity/Firefly Freeform/System RP
« Reply #57 on: November 24, 2011, 02:49:27 AM »

Name: Byron Matthews

Age: 42

Special Skills: Computer programming, encryption / decryption, software engineering, hacking, Pleasure-bot programming, Alliance computer system specs.

Job on Ship: Computer Specialist

Appearance:

Brief History/Personality: Byron was the type of child who when the other kids were playing outside, he was eagerly sifting through lines of code. He didn't have many friends growing up except for those that he knew through various message boards and chatrooms. He graduated from school early and was immediately recruited by the alliance to work as a systems analyst. The work agreed with him, and Byron made a good living decrypting illegal transmissions and identifying erroneous data within the cortex. It was during this time that he was assigned work to try and locate Mr. Universe, a rogue broadcaster he seemed to be able to insert his own code into alliance transmissions almost at will.

It was while working on this project and sifting through all of Mr. Universes previous data uploads that byron began to actually pay attention to what the rogue hacker was saying. At first he couldn't believe it was true. There was no way the Alliance were the bad guys. Then, the Miranda transmission happened. Pursuing his due dilligence, Byron attempted to decode classified Alliance documents to prove the transmission a hoax, but was terrified when he discovered that every word of it was true! Byron dedicated the next decade of his work with the Alliance to secretly disperse top secret data and intelligence to freedom fighters and those who wanted to spread the truth about the Alliance, all while working his way up to become one of the top systems analysts in the cortex.

However, someone was watching. Despite how well he had covered his tracks the authorities became aware of what he was doing. Byron expected to simply be arrested and spend the rest of his life in a white collar prison somewhere in the central planets system. However when his home was BLOWN UP by Alliance soldiers and he barely managed to escape with his life, he realized that if he was caught, he would never see the inside of a jail. He simply knew too much. Byron erased as much evidence of his existence as he quickly could from the cortex computers and fled to the rim. He hoped to find work with some of the illegal smugglers out there who would hopefully not ask too many questions about why he knew so much about the alliance computer networks.

Other Facts: Still a virgin! (unless you count pleasure-bots and sims, which most people don't), on the short side, kind of stout. Has a minor addiction to anti-anxiety medication he has developed since being on the run these past few years, feels more comfortable holding a conversation via terminal than face to face, gets nervous and tongue tied around attractive women.

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Let me know if that works or if you need anything changed. Thx! Happy turkey day all. :-)

Offline Pretty in PinkTopic starter

Re: Interest Check Serenity/Firefly Freeform/System RP
« Reply #58 on: November 24, 2011, 03:06:17 AM »
Heh heh.  Heh heh.  Oh gods I'm going to have fun with you.  :P  He's approved.  Please proceed to the character thread and post him there.

Offline RubySlippers

Re: Interest Check Serenity/Firefly Freeform/System RP
« Reply #59 on: November 24, 2011, 09:56:05 AM »
Name: Sinohay Nystka

Age: 40

Special Skills: Trained as a Border Companion (no longer registered, black marked in registry - note her skills are not up to core standards in some areas), General Business, Criminal Training  [bribery, forgery, bypass security systems, burglary], Unarmed Combat, Small Arms, First Aid, Lovebot Robotics Engineering/Programming (can put them together and program, not design structures), Access to Credit Line, Connected in the Underworld and Elite Worlds.

Job on Ship: Troubleshooter (makes and sells top of the line Lovebots to order, twice the listed price)

Appearance:

Tends to dress for the occassion from casual to formal to trampy but oozes class, she was still a Companion when young and never lost her touch.

Brief History/Personality: The eldest daughter of the crime boss Niska she went to the border Companion Training Temple and worked as a Companion for a few years before she had a falling out and went into the family business. In fact she learned alot and became a valued member of the Niska family using her social skills and Companion training to full effect adding in many other skills. Her major source of income is the only Lovebot Company in the Verse' her family runs she has investments in it and helped program and design the everymans companion in fact over the decade she helped advance them to ideal sexual companions. This really ticked off The Guild and she got blackmarked for life but who cares she has a nice line of credit and enjoys the security of investments from it. But she does travel around she likes working and helping the Niska family, her Dada is considering her to replace him.

Overall regarding personality she is charming and pleasant but inside is a Niska she has no trouble doing what she has to and has her fathers ruthless streak, generally if she has a known enemy she has no issues making an example. For example her brother tried to kill her she tortured his wife in front of him then doped her selling her to a whorehouse on the fringe then killing him. His son was given over to her father to raise well she couldn't kill his grandchild and he was very young. But she has her own code of honor you are "Solid" with her and don't hurt her family your good with her and all. Is happy to be in the Lovebot business besides the company ones she can make special models for select clients which is a nice line of income plus she gets to stick it to The Guild.

Other Facts: Has an Identicard and does work for Alliance Intelligence if its not hurting her business, this is noted on her card under the high security files but it has a standard - she is a important asset if your reading this and can't access the special record file she is more important to us than YOU are. Had anti-aging treatments that slows her aging she will age at a farl slower rate the Alliance and this cost her a few Alliance favors usually wetwork jobs on certain targets they had trouble getting to.
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Re: Interest Check Serenity/Firefly Freeform/System RP
« Reply #60 on: November 24, 2011, 10:52:47 AM »
Hey-hey! A love bot designer! I think byron is gonna have a new best friend!... and be in debt before the jobs start coming...  :P

Offline RubySlippers

Re: Interest Check Serenity/Firefly Freeform/System RP
« Reply #61 on: November 24, 2011, 01:13:50 PM »
She learned that on-the-job who better to program them than a former Companion but there are the assembly line models and her designs, but lets say its been twenty years since the show the tech had to improve. Likely for the same credits you get a better bot.

Oh and the ageing treatment was hinted at in the unaired episode Heart of Gold where her friend said Inara didn't look a day older from when they knew wach other. But come on having an Alliance friendly operative hiding on board could be fun if the Independents start up again. :)

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Re: Interest Check Serenity/Firefly Freeform/System RP
« Reply #62 on: November 24, 2011, 02:18:20 PM »
It could be fun, yeah. But probably not for her, if Gabe catches wind of her leanings, lol.  >:)

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Re: Interest Check Serenity/Firefly Freeform/System RP
« Reply #63 on: November 24, 2011, 02:56:56 PM »
And now I get to be a dick.  *sigh*  I had hoped it wouldn't happen.  That is WAY too many skills.  Companions spend their WHOLE LIFE training in what they do.  With that training, she wouldn't have had ANY time to develop HALF those skills, let alone all of them.  Either that, or dump the Companion part completely.  There's no point if you only have a few years and can't use it.

ALSO.  Please do keep in mind, use of the name Niska is pretty much a death sentence in most of the known 'verse.  Either don't use your real name, or change her to not be Niska's daughter.

Sorry to be such an ass, but certain things have to be set in stone.  Technically, Byron's pushing it, but as they ALL lie in the same realm of general skill, he's fine.

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Re: Interest Check Serenity/Firefly Freeform/System RP
« Reply #64 on: November 24, 2011, 03:06:02 PM »
BORDER Companion if you saw the movie it was a few years of the basics compared to a proper companion, more the social side and a few artistic skills plus getting connections and using her charms there is a precedent in the series to one such agent - she married Mal hee hee hee. I made her Lovebot thing the mechanics not design she can put one together and program one but is not a designer. And honed down her fighting. Her rogue skills are being more temptered think of her as a decent criminal due to her background.

And didn't you read her name its Nyska not that one, ahem.  >:)  (okay it is but who would be the wiser she is a respectable businesswoman and handles some tasks for the ship, who had a falling out with The Guild)

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Re: Interest Check Serenity/Firefly Freeform/System RP
« Reply #65 on: November 24, 2011, 03:30:55 PM »
I think the point here is that PiP is the GM, and she's saying to change stuff?  Rather than debating the movie, perhaps its simply about how she wants to run her game.  :D

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Re: Interest Check Serenity/Firefly Freeform/System RP
« Reply #66 on: November 24, 2011, 03:38:40 PM »
I just noted there are the central planet Companions that spent years in training and the ones on the Border who started much older, as in the one Inara was a teacher in. She was the latter therefore was given a far more bare bones education by far.

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Re: Interest Check Serenity/Firefly Freeform/System RP
« Reply #67 on: November 24, 2011, 05:40:14 PM »

Name: Harold Jian Shing Black

Age: 28

Appearance:
Harold is about 1.65 m (5'5") tall. He is of sturdy stature,
remedying his lack of height with his broad shoulders and relative fitness. In looks he takes after his father.
Harold's left hand is a prosthesis, its artificial nature is only apparent at closer examination as the cover doesn't quite match his skin color or when he removes said cover to "get in those hard to reach places apparently made by some Jwei Gai Won Se under the assumption that an army of highly skilled rodents stands by to repair the ship, graargh!"

Harold prefers to wear his often mended and heavily stained brown overall at most occasions. He owns other clothes, though. (Usually stores them in the hamper.)


Special Skills: Hunting, farming, very basic veterinary and human medicine, space vessel maintenance and modification (mechanics, electronics, software), ambidextrous.

Job on Ship: Mechanic/Flight Engineer

Brief History/Personality: Being the youngest son, born third to Liang Lei Black and Jonathan Ulysses Black, Harold struggled to keep up with his significantly older brothers.
It wasn't made easier by the fact that they lived far off the beaten track in a farming community on Whitefall, only visiting the next outpost of civilization to trade farmed goods for needed supplies.
Harold never quite understood why his parents chose to live there. The clearest answer he got was:
"The core is so very rotten, no way for a kid to grows up there properly. Be happy you gets to livin' in the juicy pulp. Now, sleep tight."
He took this advice to heart, trying to soak up as much of knowledge as he could to make his father proud, since Harold never stood a chance to compete with his brothers physically.
And that could have been it, if it had not been for her on one of their visits to the outpost. She wasn't overly pretty, and her best days were long gone, but - she sure could sing.
Granted, to everyone but Harold it sounded like the almost painful roar of completely oversized thrusters. To him, it was an angel choir.
Harold immediately fell in love. The mechanic of this beauty called Esmeralda saw the starry-eyed boy and gave Harold a tour.
Afterward Harold still fulfilled his duties on the farm, yet it became more and more apparent to his parents that his heart wasn't in it anymore. Quite often, they found him reading or scribbling some obscure formula on some smart paper. Other times, he took apart perfectly fine farm machinery, only to reassemble it. Sometimes it worked, sometimes it didn't.
As Harold grew older this lead to various falling-outs. After one particularly severe, Harold left the farm.
Finally, he was able to give in to his passion, fortunately not having to search for long for someone to take him on as an apprentice.
It was during those years, Harold lost his left hand. Or as he says:
"If you don't respect the tigress, she will bite your hand clean off."
Since he was a lefty that proved to be a disadvantage, even though the ship's medic was quick on his feet and saved enough nerve tissue to support a cybernetic hand. Remarkably Harold managed to turn this predicament around: He learned to use his right hand just as well and, after meddling with the internal programming of his prosthesis, now had quite a versatile tool.
Nothing extreme, it's just more flexible than a natural hand. His favorite party trick is making a fist the other way around :P
As of now, he worked on numerous ships and generally works for everybody who owns a ship and is willing to hire him.



Other Facts:  Harold usually develops a close relationship toward a vessel, treating it like a person. He comes across a bit weird that way, but he is well-mannered and treats every person with respect (as long as they don't fiddle with the ship). He has basic knowledge of politics, but doesn't really concern himself with it.


[Edit]: fail'd
« Last Edit: November 24, 2011, 05:57:32 PM by Shiny »

Offline Pretty in PinkTopic starter

Re: Interest Check Serenity/Firefly Freeform/System RP
« Reply #68 on: November 24, 2011, 05:56:41 PM »
Shiny: Looks good.  Just remember to keep to that 'minimal' assertion you made.  You're approved.

Ruby:  Kay.  Saying it once more.  Skill set is WAY too expansive, and overlaps with too many other crew members.  Thin it down, please.  I'm trying to be nice about this, but I really want this game to flow, and if there's one character doing everything, then it might as well just be a one-on-one instead of a group game.  And I'm not the type of GM to do that sort of thing.
Also, when I first looked at it?  It DID say Niska.  Just so you know.

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Re: Interest Check Serenity/Firefly Freeform/System RP
« Reply #69 on: November 24, 2011, 06:37:36 PM »
Thanks for the approval!

I'm guessing you mean the cybernetic hand. What is it exactly you're concerned about?
So far, it's just planned as a little gimmick, but if I knew what your concern is, I'd feel a little better knowing there's one less blunder I can commit.

-Shiny

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Re: Interest Check Serenity/Firefly Freeform/System RP
« Reply #70 on: November 25, 2011, 01:39:37 AM »
No, no, the comment about him having very basic veterinary and human medicine.  Probably means he can do quick first aid.  Anything more than bandages, that's the Doc's job.

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Re: Interest Check Serenity/Firefly Freeform/System RP
« Reply #71 on: November 25, 2011, 05:19:38 AM »
No, no, the comment about him having very basic veterinary and human medicine.  Probably means he can do quick first aid.  Anything more than bandages, that's the Doc's job.

Alright , I was worried there. ^^
I'll rename it to "First aid (veterinary and human)"
What it incorporates is splints, bandages, and no drugs much more exotic than aspirin. On the veterinary side, midwifery, common diseases and such.
The overall denominator is "stuff picked up on a farm and actions to take when no medical assistance or supplies are around".

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Re: Interest Check Serenity/Firefly Freeform/System RP
« Reply #72 on: November 25, 2011, 07:32:46 AM »
Totally PM'd you, too, Pretty, but. Totally interested.

I'm a fangirl. ;_;.

Offline FeBurns

Re: Interest Check Serenity/Firefly Freeform/System RP
« Reply #73 on: November 25, 2011, 06:40:45 PM »
I swallowed a bug.

hehehe

LOVE Serenity.  Good luck with your game. 

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Re: Interest Check Serenity/Firefly Freeform/System RP
« Reply #74 on: November 25, 2011, 09:59:59 PM »
Box: I saw that.  I will definitely do so.

FeBurns: It isn't safe....  For them.  Thank you so much!