It is 2123 AD. OmniCorp, spearheading an effort by Tyrell-Wallace, Weyland-Yutani and Cyberdyne Systems - the largest and most powerful mega-corporations to ever exist in history - had sought to revolutionize life in the Off-World Colonies through the use of Artificial General Intelligence.
This very same technology, while beneficial in many ways, was also used to subjugate the Earth. Our planet was ruled by the iron fist of the Mega-City One Department of Justice, and the RC-2000 Units... more commonly known as the 'Robo-Cops'.
Skynet came online 18 June 2021, an event known colloquially as Judgment Day. But many have wondered, and rumors exist, of just where it came from. For decades humanity has fought a losing battle with a machine superintelligence dependent upon the extermination and assimilation of its creators, only to wind up all but enslaved. However, a few years prior to Judgment Day, humanity had made a breakthrough with renewable, limitless energy via supermassive particle accelerators. What they didn't intend, was the emergence of parallel timelines via manipulation of this power by Skynet, which it used to seize near-total control over the Earth and her colonies. Having rewritten much of the past so that most forms of art and culture reminding Humanity of what they fought for (artworks and media from the 1980s, 1990s and 2000s) had been collected into a form of 'All-World Atlas,' - their location referred to as 'Keystone Earth' - and data and information on interstellar civilizations and extraterrestrial terrors abound from decades and even centuries in the future were discovered.
One such individual, a humanoid being professing to be from the distant future of 40,000 AD, heard this echo of a distant past... and has come with news - both great, and terrible.
Meanwhile, centuries from now, things are far more peaceful than the Prison Planet dominated by the Judges, Skynet and OmniCorp tearing itself apart with near-warzone-like ardent fervor. Things on Prison Earth involving the mass-proliferation of new bubble-universes consisting of altered pasts and histories by Skynet's meddling with the 1980s, 1990s and 2000s (such as the existence of an interplanetary civilization and space-based Colonial Marines existing as far back as 2019) has generated a Mandala effect surrounding the discrepancy of official historical accounts and public-access information regarding the United Nations Space Command of the United Earth Government. As they have demonstrated an unreasonably sudden and abrupt change in its diplomatic foreign relations with the Interplanetary Federation and Starfleet. Rumors of a time when the United Earth Government wasn't so militaristic, and when humanity's representative body were far more like their representatives and compatriots in Starfleet, were common for a time. But these were eventually dismissed as yet more false memories. And even as these beings come from seemingly no where, bringing messages of terror and war but approaching in peace, Starfleet and the species of the galaxy know that something is coming... particularly with the UNSC warning of the 'alleged' Covenant Empire, a group of resistance fighters known as 'Red Helix,' and tales of an ancient and enigmatic species that visited Earth long ago...
So this is a thread where we can get our characters together and figure out what to do with them. We've already got some characters that are definitely going to be in it, and if this ends up being a smaller group of RP'ers I'll definitely incorporate some Quest attributes into it to make it more narrative and "book-like," anyway - here's some characters that I think should be in it.
- Judge Dredd
- The Predators from the end of Predator 2 (that looked on after Harrigan kills City Hunter)
>> The SCOUT Predator should play a big role
>> As well as the GUARDIAN Predator (perhaps he takes over as Alpha/Elder after GREYBACK dies)
- SPARTAN-II Blue Team
- SPARTAN-IV Fireteams Majestic/Crimson/Osiris
- Captain Kirk and the Enterprise
- A Potential Survivor from LV426 (its Sci-Fi, get creative)
- A Replicant
- Samus Aran
- Isaac Clarke
You can play a villain if you want, but I'd prefer it if you did not, think of this as like a D&D campaign where the only alignments that are off-limits are the evil ones. If you wanna play a villain, PM me and we'll work something out (@Sarcobite I know you wanted to play an Alien, but its gonna be tough since you're gonna be like an Ace-In-The-Hole that has to be kept under lockdown when we're not dropping you onto a poor-unsuspecting encampment of war criminals or Covenant infantry).
Things will make a lot more sense once we get some character sheets up and start posting lol!