Hello there, and welcome to my brain. Don't mind the sports paraphenalia or files and files of useless trivia; you're here for story ideas!
This will be my regular story page; anytime I come up with something, be it a fully-fleshed out idea, a rough concept, or even a vague pairing or genre that I'm craving. Please, please, please
take a moment and read my O/O's
before you PM me, just to see if we're compatible partners.) Also, if there's something that you're craving that's not on this list, feel free to PM me and pitch the idea. I'm perfectly happy to help you work through ideas, and would love to come up with something we both enjoy. I'm pretty flexible, even on my fully-formed ideas, so don't be afraid to PM me. Fully-Thought Out Concepts:To Find the Glory
It’s 3269, and human society has expanded beyond what was previously thought to be possible. With colonies in 235 solar systems as far as 250 light years away, thanks to the creation of the FTL warp drive system, humanity’s presence in the galaxy and beyond can no longer be ignored, and has earned them a place in the Galactic Alliance, whose governing body resides in the Horsehead nebula, run by the Silbeen council. They’d even been granted a spot in the council, an honor typically reserved for races who had been part of the intergalactic community for much longer than the humans had.
In other words, things were looking up. That is, until they began expanding into unknown solar systems in previously unexplored parts of the galaxy. No one knew what was out there, even the long-time travelers like the Vorlan and the Crebians. At first, things went great; the first few colonies flourished and even found a new sentient race already living in the Persephone system, the Synalox.
But then came the move into the Hades Omega system. Admittedly, the mission was poorly planned; the leaders had no idea what planet they would settle on, or even which planets in the system were suited for life. But thanks to the state of the art crusier, known as the HISS Glory, the settlers would be able to scan the planets as they arrived to find the one best suited, and even terraform a small piece of the planet to better suit their needs.
Unfortunately, after a week of regular communication in transit to the system, all transmissions from the Glory had ceased. The signal from their tracking beacon died upon approach to the first known planet in the system, Nautilus Prime. Unable to make contact with the crew or locate the ship, the human leadership was terrified. They knew they would come under great scrutiny from the Silbeen Council for their approval of the mission, and while it was unlikely to cost them their spot in the ruling body, it certainly wasn’t going to win them any friends.
Connal Flynn (name negotiable) was a human detective, and a damned good one for the Silbeen Intergalactic Police Force. Stationed just outside of the Council’s hub system, he’d seen his fair share of action, and helped to break up one of the biggest slog cartels in the galaxy, which earned him a commendation and shiny medals from the Council, and a promotion to Primary investigator in the Silbeen Bureau of Investigation. He was a decent pilot, and quickly gained a reputation as a hotshot, one of the Bureau’s rising stars.
Even so, he was shocked to receive a call one day from the human ambassador to the council, telling him to meet him at his office immediately. He was being sent out on a secret mission, one that even the Council could know nothing about. He and another investigator, (your character), would be sent out on a mission to find the whereabouts of the HISS Glory, to that point the most advanced ship humanity had ever created, as well as to discover the fate of the colonists who were aboard.
Naturally, Connal accepts and the pair are off in a much smaller ship, the HISS Washington, which is also equipped with the planet scanning technology, which will allow them to find the hospitable planets, as well as figure out which of them, if any, are inhabited.
Unfortunately for the detective, he and his new partner immediately clash with one another. Can the pair figure out how to work with one another to find out what happened to the missing colonists, and can they survive whatever it was that may have caused them to disappear?
Obviously, we’ll start at Nautilus prime, and work our way through the system. As for what will happen, if you’d like to plan that out beforehand, we can, but don’t have to. I'd be happy to break down Connal a bit for you, if that's what you'd like.General Genres I'm Craving
-Western (Been jonesing for this for a while now)
-Sci-fi (Doctor Who is my big thing right now, but it doesn't have to be a specific show or series or book, just something you like and came up with)
-Mystery (If you pitch and are committed to a Sherlock Holmes plot, I'll love you forever, and if it's a female Holmes/male Watson (I'm Watson), I really truly will, but any mystery would tickle my fancy)
-Spy vs. Spy
-Vikings and Norse mythology. Not canon, necessarily, but something in that universe would be grand.
I'll be adding more to this as it comes to me, but like I said, if it's not here, ask! I bet we can come up with something good!