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Lore/Story Lore of the Phoenix Universe

Discussion in 'Roleplaying' started by Lord Commissar, Apr 1, 2015.

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  1. The Churrosaur Junior Engineer

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    All of a sudden I'm imagining Buzz Lightyear killing terrorists on Mars.

    Edit: /WHOOOOSH
     
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  2. Lord Commissar Junior Engineer

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    and another one, to help blow up all those ESC fighter pilots.

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    I have heavily revised the military rank structure, giving much more depth to the recruitment and training of personnel, and the relationship of Officers and NCOs

    Military Structure
     
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  3. Lord Commissar Junior Engineer

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    and in addition to the changes to the Military Guide, something to give the NCOs some attention:

     
  4. Lord Commissar Junior Engineer

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    i am replacing the "Phoenix Datafiles" with an actual blog for stuff that our community writes. This gives an overall better experience by allowing people to post on each individual story, and get updates via email whenever a new story has been uploaded. It also means we don't have to keep splitting stories into parts due to character limits.

    i would also love to see new artwork for the site so i don't have to keep using stuff i found on google searches. if anyone is willing to make illustrations for these stories, even just one, let me know!

    The Solar Library
     
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  5. Lord Commissar Junior Engineer

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    Published a new story. Commandos, Intelligence Agents, Mars, Dead Terrans, this one has everything you could ask for!

    Reclamation
     
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  6. Lord Commissar Junior Engineer

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    back to business then, with the Third War for Mars

    Keep in mind that what's below is NOT canon yet, and subject to re-writes

    on that note, i'm putting this here to get feedback. there is a big issue in the fact of why does Horus not just orbital bombard the rebellious cities? we've seen them do it before, so we know they're crazy enough. One proposal i have is a simultaneous war on Terra, where Themis begins to resurge and threaten Horus, so Horus needs Mars' industry and can't just go exterminatussing everything. However, there's still a problem as the last time we left Themis they weren't very well off.

    Let me know your thoughts, and if anything should be re-written

    in particular, @Vaskadar i'd be interested in your thoughts due to the involvement of Amphion here, and @iN5URG3NT let me know if you see CEU getting involved
    same goes for you other factions.

     
  7. Lord Commissar Junior Engineer

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    here's the second draft, replacing what was previously written about the Third War:


    where i'm trying to get us:

    A simultaneous war on Terra between Horus and Themis wears down both faction, further weakening their hold on Mars.
    Venus will succeed from the ESC peacefully
    Phoenix may support the Mars revolution with its fleets, also possibly supported by the CEU fleet @iN5URG3NT
    Zarkov either betrays Themis after they defeat Horus, Themis betrays him, or Themis simply falls apart as Earth plunges into anarchy.
    Earth will fall into anarchy, with new nations and tribes rising. perhaps a partial revision of the old nations, but no one's really coming out on top and it's mostly chaos.

    Lastly and unrelated, check out the new style of Phoenix uniforms
     
  8. Lord Commissar Junior Engineer

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    Foy weapons have been added to the Solar Amory

    Also, I made this Organization Chart to give people an idea of what the Phoenix Navy structure looks like on ships.
     
  9. The Churrosaur Junior Engineer

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    Figured I might as well put this here. AFAIK Steam doesn't archive old conversations.
    ITT
     
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  10. Lord Commissar Junior Engineer

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    le gasp! this stuff is confidential! :p
     
  11. Lord Commissar Junior Engineer

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  12. The Churrosaur Junior Engineer

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    Yo that's cool.
     
  13. Lord Commissar Junior Engineer

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  14. The Churrosaur Junior Engineer

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    Wow. This is meticulously well thought out.

    Loaned a Wacom tablet from a friend- might actually get a chance to finish those ESC armor drawings!

    Edit: :)
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  15. Lord Commissar Junior Engineer

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    The Earth Civil War has been published and made Canon

    Grab some popcorn and enjoy the show as the most hated government of the Sol System rips itself apart.

    Further updates will follow, including an updated map, timeline, and a section for Horus on the "Other Civilizations of Sol" Guide
     
  16. PyreStarite Junior Engineer

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    I just wanted to clear it by you first if it was alright for the idea of ITI's science and engineering teams to invent and patent the Oxygen Farm and put research into magnetic weaponry.
     
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  17. Lord Commissar Junior Engineer

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    that really depends on what you're going for with that. an Oxygen farm is likely to be a very early technology and other civilizations isolated from the main group (like Shiva) are likely to have their own, separate development of something very similar.

    similarly, you can put research into mag weaponry, but rail technology is already present for ship launches by very early dates, and a military application exist even today.
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    Lore V: Other Civilizations of Sol

    Several Updates:
    Map updated to 2109
    ESC Section Updated (Collapse of the ESC)
    Privateer Section Updated (Fractured Earth leads to increase)
    Trade Section Updated (Earth's trade relations)
    Amphion Section Updated (Relation to Mars)
    Earth Defense Pact Added
    Horus Section Added
    Venus Advancement Corporation Added
    Martian Confederacy Added

    also @PyreStarite I know I had originally told you we wouldn't add Infernotech due to a CEU guide being in the works. Since it has been months and no CEU guide *Cough* @iN5URG3NT *Cough* we can go ahead and add you. Just get me a write-up in a similar format to what you see on the guide there. make sure it fits in Steam limits too. For reference, U-Con's section has reached the character limit.
     
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  18. iN5URG3NT Senior Engineer

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    Hey, it's on the list...

    It's a long list.

    I think we can get something together, I've just got to write up a lot of notes. We can put InfernoTech in that. I'll add contributors later.
     
  19. PyreStarite Junior Engineer

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    I'll see if I can find the time and the courage to organise ideas past what I already have. My issue is tying up what I already have together and needing filler episodes. ERK.
     
  20. Lord Commissar Junior Engineer

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    let's kick things back up, shall we?

    the timeline has finally been updated with the Earth Civil War, and a little action afterwords.

    Trade Corridors to the Inner System

    House York of CEU and the Phoenix Navy will work in tandem to purge Horus remnants from the belt. Phoenix will push for more ventures on Mars, fostering/repairing a relationship with the Confederacy. Two primary corridors will be open through the belt during the years surround 2109: the Tokugawa and the Magoro corridors (name corresponds to the House that owns the territory these lie in). The corridors are jointly run between Phoenix, York, and (primarily) the respective house. Other corridors may exist, but these would be the most reliable and the largest for the time period, with the lowest risk of piracy or other issues.

    Magoro is more aligned with Saturn, Tokugawa with Jupiter during the time period.

    Jump Drive Usage and Corridor Necessity
    it will be somewhat necessary to use the corridors when trading with the inner system. While it is possible to jump straight through the belt, it is very risky and could result in collisions with stray, unpredictable asteroids. Most ships will want to exit warp, and navigate until they can safely recalculate into the inner system. During this time they are vulnerable to pirate attacks from the lawless factions of the belt, or territorial CEU or Ceresian aligned entities. Using the corridors gives the ship a much better guarantee of safe passage.

    Politics of the Corridors
    @Action Hank @Vaskadar @PyreStarite @Obsidian9 @Trozzo @Dante McFox
    Ceresian organizations will need to negotiate with the CEU to determine their usage policies. I would assume however that you guys have free reign. With you already being in the belts anyway, it's likely you won't really need to corridors regardless @iN5URG3NT can confirm this

    @Dwarf-Lord Pangolin
    Since WMI is of benefit to both Phoenix and the CEU, i imagine you won't have much issue crossing these corridors

    @Stefanzo @whatevernamekoenigscobrausesontheforums
    as allies of Phoenix, AIR and Foy could use the corridors freely, should they choose

    @The Churrosaur
    Feel free to suggest ways earth might react to an outer system "economic invasion"

    @Tyriosh
    Magoro might be of particular interest to KUS, since they both share a pacifist philosophy

    @Swanicus
    Tokugawa's corridor aligns more with Jupiter, but imagine CDI would be more pissed than anyone at Tokugawa, due to Europa. Feel free to respond. CDI could insist on Phoenix escorts through the corridor, or simply use Magoro (in spite of its relative inefficiency)

    @Dudred @Howitz
    You can trade with the inner system now. Do what you want

    @Tristavius
    I would like to see TVSI make a comeback to Mars, thoughts?

    @Ariston
    lots of politics for you to have fun with. you still owe me a story :p

    ok people, go crazy ;)
     
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  21. The Churrosaur Junior Engineer

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    Heh. literally clearing asteroids for a hyperspace bypass.
    ...
    I'd say for the immediate future Earth is more concerned with internal politics- if you bug me some more we can come up with the details. Some factions- probably the anglosphere- would leverage the idea of an outer systems threat to try and gain power in the EDP, but I could easily imagine many fledgling nations would be ecstatic at the prospect of establishing economic ties with the outer system.
    Interestingly, I think a lot of the above will depend on how friendly the Martian Coalition is towards both the Earth governments and the outer system newcomers- putting them in somewhat of a position of power.
     
  22. Lord Commissar Junior Engineer

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    I would think Mars would be happy to embrace the outer system since it provides an alternative to their enslavement to earth for pretty much their entire lifetime. While they'd likely be distrustful of most anyone, earth would probably be the highest on that list. I'd imagine them seeking out earth only in necessity, and more so wanting to meet all their needs through the outer system instead. There's also the issue of Horus maintaining a presence between their remnant on Mars and Luna, so trade to earth isn't the safest either.
     
  23. PyreStarite Junior Engineer

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    ITI is always ecstatic to make new trade deals. So long as you don't have a bounty on your head, a renowned criminal, actively raiding through the corridor, or don't get the cops called on ya, IG will leave you alone.

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    Is it alright that I can call this the Space Engineers Renaissance? We kinda were in a "dark" age, but now we seem to have emerged.
     
  24. Lord Commissar Junior Engineer

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    that's not a bad analogy. Now that trade is open across Sol, there is much room for ideas and technology to be exchanged and grow. it certainly could lead to some major breakthroughs.

    I would see it more like the fall of the Soviet Union, though. The ESC has broken apart, trade is now open. As western culture rushed in, so now the outer system culture will rush into these new nations. and like the west, the outer system is very capitalist
     
  25. Koenigscobra Trainee Engineer

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    "whatevernamekoenigscobrausesontheforums" Sorry, forgot my old account's password and made a new one :p
    It's awesome that you're starting this thing up again! Give me a little bit of time and I'll write some new stuff for the AIR and build a freighter for the corridors.
     
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  26. The Churrosaur Junior Engineer

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    Out of town on not my laptop, but anyways here's Wonderwall an MSpaint sketch. @Lord Commissar

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    The roughness of the medium doesn't quite translate into the sleekness of the Phoenix aesthetic, but hopefully this is something like what you're looking for.
    Honestlly, I'd totally be down to lay down some buildings in SE.
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    some conceptual buildings.

    Automerge what.
     
  27. Lord Commissar Junior Engineer

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    yeah with it being so rough it's a bit hard to tell. the overall idea doesn't seem bad though, and the architecture is fitting. if you'd rather try SE that could work too, i just figure the scale of the city would be very difficult ingame
     
  28. The Churrosaur Junior Engineer

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    I meant more just individual buildings- just for the fun of it.

    Any suggestions stylistically ?
     
  29. Lord Commissar Junior Engineer

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    ill try to get you a rough concept of my own soon

    in the meantime you can develop yours as you like, then we can see which we like better
     
  30. Lord Commissar Junior Engineer

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    new story about this most recent era of a post-ESC Solar System. Let me know your thoughts!

    In Times of Peace
     
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