Firefly: The Uncivil Wars is a new Firefly game that takes place after the Serenity movie. The game GM (storyteller) is Aiden, and co-GM is AmberStarfire.
The following roles are reserved:
A Fighter/Mercenary (Aiden)
THE SHATTERING"Lies, it was all lies. How long have they hid the truth from us. No more, it is time we demand answers..."
- Unamed Martyr (Before he was killed, the death was the last broadcast before the great network collapse.Rebellion!
The Verse watched in horror as the events of Miranda came to light. An entire planet, more than that, an entire system had been systemically destroyed for what? Compliance? Test that were meant to turn people into empty drones instead they created the worst nightmares imaginable, the Reavers. The truth was finally out and with it, the people demanded more, what where they hiding! Protesting began, order turned into chaos as the alliance responded in force. Protest turned to violence, to terrorism, a declaration was made and the uncivil wars began.
No one was safe when the conflict began, the rich were prime targets. Private security became large business, the core worlds saw battles on their door step. The Alliance fleet all but useless as it continued to lick its wounds after the "Universe Battle". Political turmoil and civil unrest led to a declaration of martial law. All the worlds with alliance outpost were under siege as the cries of rebellion and freedom grew louder and stronger. Former brown coats took up the cause but a division became clear. The wealthiest families of the Georgia system backed the "browncoats" and led to the secession.
The shattering, that was what many called it. It came after Miranda, but discord had been growing for a long time. Cracks had formed in the foundations of the Alliance and its illusions of civilization until the lies could no longer be overlooked. It tore the Alliance apart and rippled out like a stone dropping into calm waters. Nothing would be the same, ever again.
The Alliance splintered into factions with its core leadership forming the Allied Empire. The wealthy families of Georgia supported former Browncoat officers, who had long prepared to fight another day. They declared themselves the Confederacy and with their forces gathered and more ships arriving every day, they declared war on the Allied Empire and laid siege to many of the core worlds. On the rim, the Confederacy supports the rebellion against Allied Empire strongholds. One thing is clear, the Confederacy are not the Browncoats of the former war. They're more prepared and better equipped than the Browncoats were during the Unification War. Their goal: a better universe, a better leadership than the Alliance or its new Empire could ever offer.
The numerous factories and guilds unified to protect themselves when the Alliance failed to do so and became known as the House of Mao. These industrialists gained power through generation of wealth, opting to stay clear of any affiliation. Their ships and goods are sold to Allied Empire and Confederacy, as well as any buyer with enough credits. They have grown strong enough to take over their own planets and settlements, their work force ever growing by refugees and even slave labor, and people looking to get away from the wars.
The Allied Empire, while shattered, still has massive holdings and a powerful albeit a partly weakened army. It has lost land and control of the verse but they are not out of the fight. In fact, they are recovering and after "cutting the fat" by allowing former settlements to fall prey to Reavers, Mao, Confederates or the Cartels, they don't mask their intentions anymore. Those who do not accept their rule are imprisoned or become refugees. Compliance is mandatory. Safety comes at a price, liberty
The Cartels - Don't be fooled by their honey-coated words. Being taken in by the cartels means they own you. If you are lucky they will overlook you but never forget they will one day need a favor. The worlds they claim and hold are anything from paradises to crime-infested pits of drugs, prostitution and black market trading. Some people excel in this world, others fall victim. These worlds are not the place to play the hero. Heroes die at these settlements/worlds.Where do you fall in to place?
It has been two years since the broadcast that started the wars. The global network that connected rim world outposts and communication have fallen. News is heavily-monitored and even censored, messages can take up to weeks to hear back from planets or different systems. Some planets grow isolated and prefer to stay that way, others send out distress signals that may never be heard. Some crews have taken to piracy, others to mercenary work, some to simple mail and transport delivery. If you have a ship you can easily find work, the question is, what side do you fall on?
THE FIVE FACTIONS
The Allied Empire
The House of Mao
Players can be former Alliance, but not currently Allied Empire. They can be Confederacy, a member of a Cartel, a member of the House of Mao, and obviously not a Reaver.Where is this game starting?
This game will be starting in the Blue Sun System. Formerly Reaver Space, the Reavers are still a threat but they have spread out to the verse. Many of these planets have been recolonized by the Allied Empire, Cartels, Mao and the Confederacy. It is a gold rush and cut off planets are being targeted for their holdings and resources. '
How are we starting?
You are all criminals for one reason or another. Were you caught smuggling, did you kill someone, a hacker? What did you do to be on board a prison ship on way to New Folsom, a prison colony on one of the moons in the Blue Sun system (Allied Empire control).
Besides any skills your character has, you are starting the same as everyone else. A prison jumpsuit and a pot to piss in.
LINKS AND WHERE TO GO FROM HEREGM Planning Thread: https://elliquiy.com/forums/index.php?topic=239002.0If you have questions, please ask them in PM (CC'd) to Aiden and AmberStarfire or here on the recruitment thread where we'll answer them.Character Sheet: https://elliquiy.com/forums/index.php?topic=239002.msg12005178#msg12005178If you're interested in joining the game, please fill out a character sheet with your concept and PM it to Aiden and AmberStarfire.
We are recruiting multiple characters for each type of role and if you have an interest in command roles, please let us know as there may be additional ships or opportunities in the future. This means we may have more than one engineer, more than one fighter, more than one Companion or more than one medical character, among other types. I'll choose an XO for the ship when we reach an appropriate point in the game.