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UNS Unity - Crew

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Earth 2060.

 

UNS Unity leaves Earth's orbit. We are all crew members on this spaceship in cryogenic suspension.

 

What is your role in the expedition? What did you do when living on Earth? Would like to share a little bit of information about your character's past that you would like to roleplay in this democracy game?

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#DATALINKS1

^CHARACTER: {Dectec Carl Buncle}

^BACKGROUND: {Olympic Bronze medalist in Greco-Roman wrestling; Unity Assistant Jobtech 2nd Class}

^AGENDA: {Formerly, scut work and harmonious decoration of facilities. Now, to be sexually assaulted by Dr. Angvu in the Rec Commons again.}

^TECH: {MS Paint, Photoshop 5, GIMP 2.6, mop, broom}

Edited by Buster's Uncle
1st name- mop, broom- wrestling- not a poove

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Character: Alexander Dolgorukov, PhD.

b. 2020 - cfrozen. 2059 - unfrozen date?

Academic Background: Biochemistry, Molecular Biology and Genetics

Agenda: to study Planet's biosphere and to develop solutions for its exploitation for colonization purposes. To make Planet hospitable for Terran life.

 

UNS Unity Crewmember Role: Supervise daily operations of the UNS Unity Orbital Research Lab during its mission to characterize the Planet's atmosphere.

 

 

 

 

I will try to add to the character profile later, treat it as a work in progress

Edited by Dolgorukov

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:b:

 

 

 

Say Mart? An example of what you're looking for might help...

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I'm thinking a good background story would be one that tells of how you managed to secure a spot on the Unity Ship.

 

Something else to think about:

 

in MY2059 my character Alex will be cryogenically "suspended" at the age of ~39.

 

in MY2130, Alex will be 69-70 years old! (assuming he is reanimated in MY2100)

 

We are going to get old, really quickly during this game!

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Well- you know, a flaw I see in most fiction is that characters rarely have families. (In real life, everyone had two parents, at least, even if they didn't know them.) You can see where that might never come up in the course of the average short story, no matter how realistic, but it seems like something a good author would work out for longer stories of continuing characters and have in the back of their heads even if it never got mentioned.

 

What I'm trying to say is that having a good picture of the character, a good grasp of what makes him/her tick, is a good idea, and working out that background, as you suggest, can help a lot.

 

My character is an self-effacing working-class stiff whom I created as a rec commons thing. I noticed everyone there was an officer, and went the other way. Details are beginning to come to me; he wasn't a specialist in facility psychdec until today; just a broom-jockey. I see a milieu, though, where they like artistic talent in the janitors.

 

I think I can make a little story out of this.

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Details are beginning to come to me; he wasn't a specialist in facility psychdec until today; just a broom-jockey. I see a milieu' date=' though, where they like artistic talent in the janitors.

 

I think I can make a little story out of this.[/quote']

Makes me think of the movie "GATTACA".

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-Which is a fine little movie, but nearly as gay as Chariots of Fire (Beautiful, hairless, young men form intense bonds- I'm not kidding about teh subliminal ghay).

 

I think in an age where psych allocations are the norm, faculties maintenance guys would have creating and maintaining the Feng Shui as a routine part of their duties along with sweeping up. I'm talking digital murals in the corridors, mostly.

 

I think by the nature of the thing, maybe even the drones on the Unity expedition had Associate or Bachelor degrees in something.

 

I'm getting closer to having enough for a story. I'm nearly to the point where all I need is a plot...

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#BLURB

The sub-atomic forces in the universe have been misunderstood

in the past centuries. Quantum mechanics is an inadequate model

and the Schroedinger wave functions are flawed, the Heisenberg

uncertainty principle misses the point. Particles don't solve

differential equations, they behave like simple cellular automaton

with finite inputs and internal states, the many of them producing

seemingly random, chaotic behaviour, but it can all be perfectly

decyphered with the right Markov-Wolfram model algorithms.

^

^ -- Academician Jefferson Zsozso Mercenary,

^ "For I Have Seen the Pattern in Chaos"

 

#DATALINKS

^LEADER: {Prof. Jefferson Zsozso Mercenary}

^BACKGROUND: {Europian Union, Academy of Sciences, Lead atomic physicist of the Unity, born 2019 Budapest}

^AGENDA: {Research secrets of the matter, interested in new weapon and energy technologies}

^{Ambitions to govern science oriented facilities}

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I like, Dr. Mercenary. :b: I should come up with a quote, too and edit mine...

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NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!

 

I had an awesome one, about a religious fanatic, and then I accidentally clicked on a link! GARH! I need the Lazarus extension.

 

Name: Sorian David McRoss

Date of Birth: 26th of October, 2036

Position: Head of Religious Authority

Title: Kal

Motive: Accepted a place on Unity after the religious system collapsed around the world in a hope to preserve faith.

Edited by RMcD94

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HISTORICAL DATALINKS:

The dawn of 21st Century saw a cyclic evolution in military recruiting reach its starting point. Since the French Revolution in 1789, the trend had been to use conscription to field massive armies, culminating with the two World Wars, before the end of ideological antagonism between superpowers allowed more and more countries to return to professional units. The full unleashing of market forces pushed the clock further back by going back to the extended use of mercenaries like in the 18th Century and before.

From all time, people joined military action for adrenaline and glory (much less often by ideological duty) but this time more men realized that, should they risk their lives, they wouldn’t live it in a Spartan ascetism but enjoying it to its fullest by earning big money while doing it. This school of thought didn’t pass well with established veteran commanders but it sometimes permitted to recruit brilliant minds who would have otherwise gone to business corporations.

 

BIOGRAPHY:

It was fitting the Julian Dorn was born in a country well-renown for exporting ferocious mercenaries during more than 3 centuries after 1515: Switzerland. An officer in his country, he quickly chose to fulfill missions for the UN and private corporations alternately, building military experience and rising his bank account. A witness of two genocides and a few massacres in third-world countries, he developed an unhealthy interest in chemical and biological weapons and specialized in this field. It was natural that he managed to obtain the position of Military Advisor responsible for NBC protection in the UN mission to Chiron.

Loving to wear grades and insignias made of gold and silver, playing cards for money every evening at the officer’s mess, he was despised by his superior, Colonel Santiago, who sees military duty as some modern priesthood and money as some decadent leftover of a fallen civilization. That explains that, during the crisis on UNS Unity, he took sides with Nwabudike Morgan.

 

LEADER: Major Julian Dorn

BACKGROUND: Swiss citizen, decorated veteran of 3 UN campaigns, NBC expert aboard the Unity, born 2021 Lausanne

AGENDA: To reconcile Free Market with the use of pre-emptive military force, making a reality of Lenin’s quote “Imperialism is the ultimate avatar of capitalism!”

Ambition: leading the Strategic Strike Command.

 

QUOTE:

“Man has killed man since the beginning of time…and History teaches us that it has always been written by the winners. VAE VICTIS! Thus, only a fool would deprive his community of every mean to ensure victory! Weapons of mass destruction are just that: weapons, tools to achieve a goal of dominance. And who’s going to call their use “atrocity” when the school books will have been rewritten?”

 

Major Julian Dorn

“Fighting outnumbered and win: a conundrum solved”

Edited by Vishniac
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I tried that first, I'm going to try again with Vish's format.

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...

 

Something else to think about:

 

in MY2059 my character Alex will be cryogenically "suspended" at the age of ~39.

 

in MY2130, Alex will be 69-70 years old! (assuming he is reanimated in MY2100)

 

We are going to get old, really quickly during this game!

When on planet, there will be life extention technology available. It is very expensive and given only to the best talents in faction. Our characters for some reason will have to find themselves in that group. We will be roleplaying special characters, who maybe started as common persons but later went to the top of social structure. In various ways, maybe being faction leader, party leader, strategic research group member, faction hero, unique psychic abilities person, etc.

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As SMAC is also based on the Red Mars novel, it's logical that characters get "the treatment" (of longevity).

 

"Did you see the mice in the other room? They are 16 years old!" :b:

 

For the SMACers who didn't read it, it's a must! Boreholes, terraforming, space elevator, factions (ah, Sax Russell! :cool:)...

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Black market of life extension treatments could develop. Let's say, some of the technicians might sneak their knowledge, materials, medicines, etc. outside facilities, then beside treating themselves, could sell it.

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BACKGROUND: Unity Psych Chaplain

 

Err, I'll fill in the rest another time...

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Biography

Brian William Winters was born in 2015, in Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada, the son of a small business owner and a homemaker. In 2033, he enrolled in Dalhousie University, studying Political Science. In 2037, he graduated with honours and immediately stormed into the political scene, lobbying support behind various Liberal leaders, winning a seat on Halifax's municipal council, all the while working on his Master's Degree.

 

In 2043, at the young age of 28, Winters became a Member of Parliament on the Federal level, winning the election by a landslide. He became known for his outspoken and aggressive style, a feature which served him well in the pitbull arena in the House of Commons. He maintained his position through various elections until 2055, when he suddenly resigned. He spent the next several years working with the United Nations on various outreach programs, through which he earned a place aboard the Unity.

 

During the Unity Crisis, Winters joined with Nwadubike Morgan almost by accident. When it first became clear that everybody was splitting up based on their view of how Planet should be, he almost went with Pravin Lal, in order to maintain the sanctity of the UN mission. When the armory was broken open, however, he gave up all hope of finding the man before the landing pods got away. Given the choice between getting on a pod with Morgan and getting on a pod with Santiago, Winters made what he hoped was the smartest possible choice.

 

Name: Brian William Winters

Background: Canadian Politician, held office for twelve years, Master's Degree in Political Science.

Agenda: Uphold the original UN Mission to secure the ideal future for humanity.

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CHARACTER: Marino Trevino

NICKNAME: Mart

OCCUPATION: U.N.S. Unity Recycling&Materials specialist (Remat Department) 2nd Class.

BACKGROUND: Born in Europe 2030. Degree in Environmental Sciences. Volunteer to U.N. Unity Mission, reason unknown.

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Biography

Mfecane eLangeni was born in 2010, in Natal, KwaZulu, the child of middle managers in Morgan Industries (MI). In 2027, he began working at MI while attending University in Economics/Management. After completing his MBA in 2033, he received his first management assignment in a bloated work group where he was instrumental in that group's reorganization along with the elimination of approximately 50% of the workers.

 

In the next 15 years, he continued to receive positions of increasing authority in MI where his no-nonsense management style and ruthless dedication to the MI bottom line led to his temporary ousting from MI due to boardroom conflicts on the direction of the company. After a year's 'sabbatical' where he was one of the early trial subjects of life extending technologies, he was selected to be the Minister of Finance in KwaZulu; a position that he held for 10 years. In 2059, he was approached by Nwadubike Morgan himself to rejoin the MI team to assist him in establishing MI on Planet.

 

During the Unity Crisis, eLangeni joined with his CEO Nwadubike Morgan in the hopes of enriching himself and the rest of the organization.

 

Name: Mfecane eLangeni

Background: KwaZulu Politician and Industrialist, Minister of Finance and CFO of multiple subdivisions of MI.

Agenda: Advancement of MI share prices and to acquire as much of the resources of Planet for MI.

Edited by nbcman
Added backstory

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Alan Lance Covell

 

Background: Facilitating HR procurement quanta and re-parameterizing to actualize mission-specific milestones with a prioritized focus on delivering practical solutions to high-urgency problems of real importance.

UNS Function: Obviating future noncompliance by maximizing throughput productivity and providing empirical heuristics expertise in a motive and volatile mid-echelon environment with an eye for paradigmatic synergistic utilization of non-excess resources.

Strengths: Being economical with the truth and liberal with the adjectives.

Weaknesses: The only thing we have to fear is fear itself, and that's just not something that I don't think that none of us shouldn't be unafraid of avoiding right now.

Edited by Alinestra Covelia

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