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Offline WargtassTopic starter

Mass Effect: Vengence (another ME RP :p)
« on: February 12, 2012, 09:29:00 PM »


VENGENCE



2159, two years after the First Contact War, humanity is approached by the Council with a chance to prove their worth to the galaxy as a whole. One Commander was chosen to represent humanity's best and given a mission:

Hunt down Warlord Casca Corvinus, Turian Corsair and labeled the Terror of Damascus IV by the Alliance Fleet.

Lending it's help, the Council races compile a list of extraordinary members of their respective species'. Together they will follow the blooded trail of the hated pirate and eliminate him.

This is their story and it tells us why it was classified until now...



An idea I have had for a while now, but not really realized until now. I understand it might be a tired idea, but I have yet to indulge properly in a Mass Effect RP. As thus I am using this thread to check a bit for interest for now before I put down too much work on it.

The idea is simple. Casca Corvinus, a turian master tactician, tires of the Council-licking ways of the Turian Hierarchy and defects from the fleet with a high-end ship approximately a decade before the First Contact War. Becoming a corsair striking covertly inside Council space, he has long been a dangerous nail in the eye of the Citadel, raiding its convoys and crippling military vessels in the deep space. After the First Contact War Casca sees the opportunity to strike at the shocked Systems Alliance. He raids the colony of Damascus IV, killing thousands and enslaving as many, ripping several Alliance Fleet vessels to shreds as he leaves the system for the Terminus Systems. It is assumed that the enslaved populace was sold once they arrived. Seeing a chance to weigh humanity's commitment, the Citadel Council appoints a human Commander to command a crew to hunt down and eliminate Casca.

I want to have the crew limited at six, since otherwise I fear there might be a lot of post lag in the thread. The story will contain the usual elements of a chapter in the Mass Effect Universe.

If you are interested, say aye, make a character, squee or whatever. As long as you do it here so that I know it and can make the proper preps. I am likely to accept most races although a sense of logic to the timeline will be implemented.

//W



The Damascus IV Massacre

The incident in which Casca Corvinus earned his infamy among humanity's annals.

During the closure of the First Contact War the colony of Damascus IV served as a refueling station for Alliance Fleet. The frigate SSV Thermopylae and cruiser SSV Prague was docked as a turian cruiser entered the system. Having already heard of the truce the Alliance officers contacted the cruiser, identifying it as the Eye of Corvinus under Executor Casca Corvinus. Initial contact seemed peaceful until the Alliance commanders started to realize that there was something going on. As they prepared to engage defensive measures SSV Prague was hit by a dozen stealth torpedoes and was torn apart completely. When SSV Thermopylae opened fire their unusually heavy batteries couldn't penetrate the Eye of Corvinus' shields. Executor Corvinus demanded a surrender from Weylon Jones, Commander of SSV Thermopylae. Jones agreed, hoping that their distress beacons would alert the nearby 2nd Fleet. As the Thermopylae disarmed the turian cruiser fired a battery into the vessel, crippling it. As the crew evacuated the dying ship, Casca's ship moved for the colony. As the escape pods made contact with the surface the Eye of Corvinus bombarded the settlements, reducing them to rubble. Before reinforcements from the 2nd Fleet arrived the colony was completely destroyed and Executor Corvinus had already left the system.

The aftermath was a diplomatic nightmare that threatened to ruin the peace treaty between the Systems Alliance and the Turian Hierarchy. Casualties mounted up to the whole of Prague's crew, 65% of the Thermopylae crew and 1,638 colonists. The Hierarchy was baffled, claiming that the Eye of Corvinus was on its' way to Palaven for debriefing. Soon it became clear to both parties that Casca Corvinus had acted on his own initiative for a purpose unknown to them. Shortly  there was a communications relay broadcast to the Hierarchy wherein Executor Corvinus condemned the weakness of their way, his hatred for the Citadel Council and humanity itself. The peace treaty was solidified between the two parties and the Damascus IV Massacre was documented as a separate incident from the First Contact War. Ever since Casca Corvinus has been condemned by the Citadel Council as a traitor.

Corvinus Broadcast
Spoiler: Click to Show/Hide
I, Casca Corvinus, hereby throw off the shackles of the Hierarchy and their masters, the Citadel Council.

I didn't want for it to come to this. But you forced my hand. For centuries the Corvinus have helped the Hierarchy to keep order within and conquer without. You changed that when you became the bootlick of the Council. This is not what my ancestors fought for.

Humanity is a dangerous beast, fit for the chopping block. They will ruin us for they are anarchy incarnate. They are no better than the council in that regard, their leaders are weakened by democracy and self-delusion. I shall not bow to such as them.

You may think that what I did was terrible. The truth is that it is so much bigger than a mere colony, a mere frigate, a mere cruiser. I am doing this for future generations so that our children can stand proud and say "He wouldn't bend for false authority, he fought back!"

I am no longer your Executor. I am my own...



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Character sheet ripped from Dark Clown's Terminus Rising thread, credit where credit's due.

Aoife -
DigitLninja - Specter Vax Descros, Turian, Agent
Geradine - Titus Fabius, Turian, Infiltrator
Glyph -
Latooni Subota - Science Officer Rebecca Hackett, Human, Engineer
Laughing Hyena - Commander Lawrence, Human, Soldier
OHWceta - Lieutenant Raven Hart, Human, Vanguard


« Last Edit: February 23, 2012, 08:15:26 PM by Wargtass »

Offline Glyph

Re: Mass Effect: Vengence (another ME RP :p)
« Reply #1 on: February 12, 2012, 09:31:11 PM »
Aye aye here!

Offline Laughing Hyena

Re: Mass Effect: Vengence (another ME RP :p)
« Reply #2 on: February 12, 2012, 10:04:12 PM »
Love me some mass effect. I should go.

Offline Aoife

Re: Mass Effect: Vengence (another ME RP :p)
« Reply #3 on: February 13, 2012, 07:40:36 AM »
*raises hand*

inb4 "I wanna be a Hanar"

Offline DigitLninja

Re: Mass Effect: Vengence (another ME RP :p)
« Reply #4 on: February 14, 2012, 07:01:34 AM »
so, is that 6 crew members including yourself?

Offline WargtassTopic starter

Re: Mass Effect: Vengence (another ME RP :p)
« Reply #5 on: February 14, 2012, 08:54:36 AM »
Actually, no, I won't be part of the crew. I'll take on the roles of various NPCs and as Casca Corvinus those times when you will be encountering him. You might think that it's weird, but I am a GM to the heart string and I revel in NPC-play.  ;D

Which frees up the players to chose from the six main classes and the underlying specializations. I'd like to limit Spectres to one, possibly two if the concepts fancy me and, seeing as this is a "prequel" there are only turian, salarian and asari Spectres. Otherwise you are quite free to roam the steppes of concept on this one.

The story itself will be a little more linear than what we ME-junkies are used to, but I have about three side-plots planned, all depending on how long our patience run (long I hope). There might be character deaths along the way, according to your developments and choices along the plot, but they will be neither sudden or involuntary on your part. Romances, well of course, otherwise I wouldn't post it on this side of the chain-link fence.  :P

If you have opinions and suggestions or even just wishes to what you want to encounter along the way, don't be shy, I am here to gobble it up.
« Last Edit: February 14, 2012, 08:56:18 AM by Wargtass »

Offline DigitLninja

Re: Mass Effect: Vengence (another ME RP :p)
« Reply #6 on: February 14, 2012, 09:21:29 AM »
count me in.

Offline Laughing Hyena

Re: Mass Effect: Vengence (another ME RP :p)
« Reply #7 on: February 14, 2012, 09:25:13 AM »
Alright. If you have no problem Id play the commander.

Offline DigitLninja

Re: Mass Effect: Vengence (another ME RP :p)
« Reply #8 on: February 14, 2012, 09:27:18 AM »
you should totally be Anderson...
« Last Edit: February 14, 2012, 09:40:36 AM by DigitLninja »

Offline Laughing Hyena

Re: Mass Effect: Vengence (another ME RP :p)
« Reply #9 on: February 14, 2012, 09:30:02 AM »
No way is that happening.

Offline WargtassTopic starter

Re: Mass Effect: Vengence (another ME RP :p)
« Reply #10 on: February 14, 2012, 09:36:59 AM »
I was hoping not, because

Spoiler: Click to Show/Hide
Anderson is in the plot already... ssshhhhh  :-X

or he might not, I have yet to decide on that...  ::)

EDIT:

On another note, I sat down and started on a doodle and 2 h later this had grown from it:

Spoiler: Click to Show/Hide

Just so you know who to aim at once we get going.
« Last Edit: February 14, 2012, 11:02:04 AM by Wargtass »

Offline Latooni Subota

Re: Mass Effect: Vengence (another ME RP :p)
« Reply #11 on: February 14, 2012, 09:56:57 PM »
That is a pretty awesome image, I have to say! Good job!

(Weren't half of us in that other Mass Effect RP that sorta . . . stalled out?)

You've got my interest, now that I've got more free time.

Offline Laughing Hyena

Re: Mass Effect: Vengence (another ME RP :p)
« Reply #12 on: February 14, 2012, 09:58:48 PM »
Okay Im gonna put this to a vote. Whom wants their precious commander to go paragon or renegade or mixed?

Offline Latooni Subota

Re: Mass Effect: Vengence (another ME RP :p)
« Reply #13 on: February 14, 2012, 10:04:31 PM »
I've always been a fan of the "HARDCORE . . with a heart of gold" alignment, personally.

I've got a concept for a human xenobiologist/science officer, one of the many people out there who saw the First Contact War as a MASSIVE misunderstanding of ludicrous proportions, and is trying to bridge the gap by learning about these amazing aliens that share the galaxy with us now. As such she's better-equipped than most humans at this point when it comes to thinking like the aliens, and has the usual Engineer-y abilities.

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Re: Mass Effect: Vengence (another ME RP :p)
« Reply #14 on: February 15, 2012, 12:04:29 AM »
I'm in if there's still openings.

All my Mass Effect RPs died and I'm craving me some ME before the third game comes out!

Offline WargtassTopic starter

Re: Mass Effect: Vengence (another ME RP :p)
« Reply #15 on: February 15, 2012, 04:01:14 AM »
(Weren't half of us in that other Mass Effect RP that sorta . . . stalled out?)

Indeed we were. Or at least you, me and Digit was.

So we are:

Aoife -
DigitLninja -
Glyph -
Latooni Subota - Science Officer (Engineer I guess would suit you)
Laughing Hyena - Commander
OHWceta -

And of course me.

Also adding some more stuff to the original post (such as character sheet and such, totally ripped from another thread I participated in...) throughout the day, in between coffee and colouring. So check out the Character Sheet and start cracking on some concepts.

Offline Aoife

Re: Mass Effect: Vengence (another ME RP :p)
« Reply #16 on: February 15, 2012, 06:23:54 AM »
I'm tempted to work up a Quarian biotic (rare and unusual enough to cause comment).  Going by the wiki, because why not, Quarians tend not to be biotic, because any accidental exposure to eezo would very likely kill everybody on the ship as well.  I'm going to go with one of these rare cases, and add in addictive properties to raw quantities of the substance, carrying around various trinkets, amulets, and other accessories formed from eezo.

Offline Geradine

Re: Mass Effect: Vengence (another ME RP :p)
« Reply #17 on: February 15, 2012, 06:25:13 AM »
Well, you obviously have my interest, but you already have the req'd six. I'll just float around here for a bit until you decide to keep me or not.

Offline DigitLninja

Re: Mass Effect: Vengence (another ME RP :p)
« Reply #18 on: February 15, 2012, 08:31:17 AM »
I'll take position as a Turian Specter.

« Last Edit: February 15, 2012, 08:40:52 AM by DigitLninja »

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Re: Mass Effect: Vengence (another ME RP :p)
« Reply #19 on: February 15, 2012, 02:02:51 PM »
Name: Lt. Raven Hart
Race: Human
Class: Vanguard
Class Specialization: None
Appearance: In Civilian Clothes
In Armor
History: Raven's father was a highly respected soldier in the Alliance fleet, Raven always looked up to her father and loved him despite him rarely spending time with the family. Then one day her father's ship was destroyed. Unfortunately as a military operation most of the details surrounding his death were kept secret. Raven, seeking to avenge her father stowed away on a Frieghter. The Frieghter was hijacked by pirates but Raven managed to sneak away, stealing one of the Pirates' small fighter ships. Needless to say, her arrival at the colony would change her life forever. Raven still has no idea how she survived or how she ended up back home, all she remembers is the massive black ship that attacked her (A Reaper). When she tried to tell her father's collegues about the ship and the visions it gave her they declared her insane and locked her in an institution. After 2 years she was released after her insanity was determined a temporary reaction to the grief of losing her father, as long as she promised to never speak of the colony incident again. With a clean record Raven enrolled in the Naval academy. Quickly making a name for herself, though being frequently teased about her hospitalization as a teen. She hopes to join the alliance NCIS team but her superiors have other plans for her.
Biotic Powers: Throw
Weaponry: Sokolov IX Shotgun, Raikou VIII Pistol, M-451 Firestorm
Sexual Orientation: Straight
Preferred Position: Neither

Let me know if this is ok or of you want me to change anything.
« Last Edit: February 15, 2012, 10:42:26 PM by OHWceta »

Offline Latooni Subota

Re: Mass Effect: Vengence (another ME RP :p)
« Reply #20 on: February 15, 2012, 09:08:40 PM »
Having a pain of a time finding images I like . . . HOWEVER . .



Look at that awesome! I want to commission something from this person SO BAD! XD

Edit: Until her commissions open up again/I can actually get in contact with her, I am yoinking the asian on the far left for my character. Just because. Working on my sheet now. >.>
« Last Edit: February 15, 2012, 09:40:56 PM by Latooni Subota »

Offline DigitLninja

Re: Mass Effect: Vengence (another ME RP :p)
« Reply #21 on: February 15, 2012, 10:06:59 PM »
that is amazing...

Offline Latooni Subota

Re: Mass Effect: Vengence (another ME RP :p)
« Reply #22 on: February 15, 2012, 10:16:05 PM »
Amendment, I'm taking the freckled woman in the middle. Her outfit fits better. :3

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Re: Mass Effect: Vengence (another ME RP :p)
« Reply #23 on: February 15, 2012, 10:38:40 PM »
I just use screenshots of my different Commander Shepards I use on the game.  Though it only works for human characters. (I have 6 different save files lol)

Unused concept art is great too.

Offline DigitLninja

Re: Mass Effect: Vengence (another ME RP :p)
« Reply #24 on: February 15, 2012, 10:39:14 PM »
the one on the left looks a lot like the girl from Mirror Edge, with long hair...