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 601 Parable, Mon, 6th Aug '12 8:33:09 PM from California Get RP Mod Relationship Status: Too sexy for my shirt
Many Faces
" We will callit Uit Beisshna

Second Home?
Schrodinger's Goth: While inside the box, it is impossible to determine whether the Goth wishes she was never born, or wishes she was dead.
 602 Colonial1. 1, Mon, 6th Aug '12 8:34:53 PM from The Marvelous River City Get RP Mod
Crazed Lawrencian
Exactly.

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What's the point of being grown up if you can't act childish?
 603 Parable, Fri, 10th Aug '12 12:29:09 AM from California Get RP Mod Relationship Status: Too sexy for my shirt
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I'm rather curious, what does everyone think are stereotypes that apply to their own nations?
Schrodinger's Goth: While inside the box, it is impossible to determine whether the Goth wishes she was never born, or wishes she was dead.
 604 Sullen Frog, Tue, 21st Aug '12 9:36:00 PM from Voormithadreth Get RP Mod Relationship Status: I wanna know about these strangers like me
Whisperer in Darkness
I do believe that this is the shortest post I've ever written for this game. O well.
 605 Parable, Tue, 21st Aug '12 10:04:52 PM from California Get RP Mod Relationship Status: Too sexy for my shirt
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Brevity and simplicity at their finest.
Schrodinger's Goth: While inside the box, it is impossible to determine whether the Goth wishes she was never born, or wishes she was dead.
 606 SOCR, Wed, 22nd Aug '12 3:11:35 AM from the head of a fox Get RP Mod Relationship Status: Get out of here, STALKER
Clear Skies
I need to decide just what I'm actually doing, lol

I'm built into the other subplot now, but making two posts exclusively for it wouldn't be right. Rasse and Anastaas may be excused as the Maltese were, possibly to join them...

edited 22nd Aug '12 3:12:20 AM by SOCR

 607 Parable, Wed, 22nd Aug '12 10:31:35 AM from California Get RP Mod Relationship Status: Too sexy for my shirt
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You could say Rasse is tired and wants to be shown to the NAH quarters.
Schrodinger's Goth: While inside the box, it is impossible to determine whether the Goth wishes she was never born, or wishes she was dead.
 608 Colonial1. 1, Wed, 22nd Aug '12 12:43:07 PM from The Marvelous River City Get RP Mod
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Or maybe she just wants to see a part of the station away from the hab spheres.

In other news, my presence will be limited here on Friday and Saturday, owing to a family event.

edited 22nd Aug '12 1:57:58 PM by Colonial1.1

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 609 Sullen Frog, Sat, 25th Aug '12 10:19:31 PM from Voormithadreth Get RP Mod Relationship Status: I wanna know about these strangers like me
Whisperer in Darkness
A three-week timeskip? Smashing. Looks like I'll need to describe the Overcolony sphere itself, then...

...actually, I have to ask—apart from the obvious (i.e., the three human nations, the Kin and the Molo'Qraaat), who is still here?
 610 Parable, Sat, 25th Aug '12 10:28:26 PM from California Get RP Mod Relationship Status: Too sexy for my shirt
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Who else was there?

Rider: Unknown. More sporadic then Loch Ness Monster appearances.

Faux: Here. In limbo at the moment while he figures out what to do with his not-nation thing.

Hydrall: Here. Was in limbo but me and him worked something out to move his stars next to mine so he has a more active presence.

Did I miss anyone?
Schrodinger's Goth: While inside the box, it is impossible to determine whether the Goth wishes she was never born, or wishes she was dead.
 611 SOCR, Sun, 26th Aug '12 2:37:41 AM from the head of a fox Get RP Mod Relationship Status: Get out of here, STALKER
Clear Skies
Perhaps we can all pause and consider the very recent loss of a great space pioneer for a bit.

RIP Neil Armstrong.
 612 Sullen Frog, Sun, 26th Aug '12 6:50:51 AM from Voormithadreth Get RP Mod Relationship Status: I wanna know about these strangers like me
Whisperer in Darkness
He died? Damn, that's a terrible shame...how did he go?
 613 Colonial1. 1, Sun, 26th Aug '12 8:27:28 AM from The Marvelous River City Get RP Mod
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From cardiovascular complications. Heart trouble, I think it means.

...Y'know, he died in Cincinnati, only a few miles away from where I was.
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 614 Parable, Sun, 26th Aug '12 8:40:16 AM from California Get RP Mod Relationship Status: Too sexy for my shirt
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Moment of silence.
Schrodinger's Goth: While inside the box, it is impossible to determine whether the Goth wishes she was never born, or wishes she was dead.
 615 Parable, Sun, 26th Aug '12 8:40:31 AM from California Get RP Mod Relationship Status: Too sexy for my shirt
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edited 26th Aug '12 8:40:39 AM by Parable

Schrodinger's Goth: While inside the box, it is impossible to determine whether the Goth wishes she was never born, or wishes she was dead.
 616 Colonial1. 1, Sun, 26th Aug '12 9:36:20 AM from The Marvelous River City Get RP Mod
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He taught there too. Found out about his death just moments before the wedding yesterday.

Let none forget the Step he took, the furthest distance Man had ever gone from this little world.
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 617 Sullen Frog, Sun, 26th Aug '12 10:00:05 AM from Voormithadreth Get RP Mod Relationship Status: I wanna know about these strangers like me
Whisperer in Darkness
How tragic. He will indeed be missed.

—doffs hat—
 618 Parable, Sun, 26th Aug '12 10:31:29 AM from California Get RP Mod Relationship Status: Too sexy for my shirt
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Someone posted this in the Neil Armstrong thread, from Doctor Who, they said:

...the human race will spread out among the stars—you just watch them fly. Billions and billions of them, for billions and billions of years. And every single one of them at some point in their lives will look back at this man taking that very first step and they will never ever forget it."
Schrodinger's Goth: While inside the box, it is impossible to determine whether the Goth wishes she was never born, or wishes she was dead.
 619 Colonial1. 1, Sun, 26th Aug '12 6:55:17 PM from The Marvelous River City Get RP Mod
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Quite apt. From another series, one can simply say that he went where no one had gone before.

Onto business, I suppose it's time you lot see a Sword Claw or two. Now that I've also gotten a more realistic idea of an economy, I think I can conduct my business meeting with Lancel without making the rest of you laugh. More than usual, anyway.
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 620 Sullen Frog, Sun, 26th Aug '12 6:58:48 PM from Voormithadreth Get RP Mod Relationship Status: I wanna know about these strangers like me
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Apropos of totally nothing, I came up with an in-universe political tract earlier today; I'd post it in the main thread, but since all I have are the contents of the tract without context all it would really be is a 1250-word wall of text that really doesn't do much to advance the game directly.

That said, I can post it here if those in attendance would prefer.

edited 26th Aug '12 7:00:08 PM by SullenFrog

 621 Colonial1. 1, Sun, 26th Aug '12 7:03:05 PM from The Marvelous River City Get RP Mod
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That would be preferable, Rana. Trying to find a precise ingame context might be difficult, after all.
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 622 Sullen Frog, Sun, 26th Aug '12 7:09:14 PM from Voormithadreth Get RP Mod Relationship Status: I wanna know about these strangers like me
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Then I shall.
The gods do not smile on the Ark Reach Overcolony.

One cannot deny that under the rule of Dis Baba, he who has claimed for himself the title of Imperator, that polity has grown to be the largest and most influential of our glorious Imperium’s successor states, and that they have made great strides to represent the Kin species on the galactic stage in these trying times. Were this all that I had to say about the Overcolony and its sovereign, I would have no qualms with it whatsoever. It would be seen as an exemplar of Kin society, a shining ideal of how our great people recovered from the destruction we endured in the Time of Trials.

However, for all its power and clout, the Ark Reach Overcolony has ultimately proven to be a crass mockery of what our society should be, a pale shadow of the Imperium’s former glory. Though he has made great strides in many respects, Dis Baba has proven himself a recusant of the highest order; he has abandoned many of our people’s oldest and most sacred traditions in order to ensure that his reign goes unquestioned. This is a man who has disavowed any belief in the spiritual and the ethereal, a man who refuses to countenance that there might be more to the nature of reality and our place within it than can be perceived with one’s bare senses. This is a man who seeks a total separation of religion and the state, along with the eradication of the former; he claims that his secular worldview exists to promote tolerance, goodwill and unity amongst the disparate polities of the Kin species.

But answer me this; when a man preaches a message of tolerance, goodwill and unity, yet condemns those who would express belief in the old ways as being afflicted with delusions and madness and forces them to submit to re-education, exile or execution, what can he be called if not a hypocrite?

And then there is the matter of how he is viewed by his subjects; were you to speak to any citizen of the Ark Reach Overcolony, it would be immediately obvious that their adoration of their imperator extends far beyond the natural deference all other castes have towards those who command. They will hold that Dis Baba’s conception was immaculate, that he was born to genitors of low birth despite a clear air of nobility; they will claim that he was born with the intelligence, wisdom and prowess of one who has lived for decades, and they will claim that he had managed to unite all the warring hivestates of his birthworld whether through diplomacy or through combat by the age of two—an age in which most protolarvae have yet to master something so basic as creating their own shells. They will even claim that he was born already encased within a shell, for that matter, and they will claim that his combat process is so great that he has singlehandedly brought entire worlds to heel.

Blatant falsehoods and exaggerations all, yet Baba of Dis—for all his talk of enlightenment and the proliferation of fact over fiction—allows these absurdist rumours to circulate as they will. And so great is his people’s belief in his exploits that they have dubbed him Paragon, the ultimate embodiment of our species’ most excellent qualities; in short, they have labelled him as a perfect and infallible being—and judging from the fact that he has since adopted this title officially, it is clear that Dis Baba has no qualms about deceiving his subjects into viewing him as a figure of near-divine status.

Such arrogance and hypocrisy are not the sole failings of this allegedly ‘perfect’ being, however; under his leadership, the Ark Reach Overcolony is now part of the same political body as the other Not-Kin—a political body which not only counts the vile Molo’Qraaat amongst its ranks, but also includes the three human polities as well, giving them an effective majority in the terms of their democratic government. With their majority, the humans—humans who, it should be noted, were barely involved in the Time of Trials yet possessed an inordinate amount of sway in the proceedings which prematurely ended that war—have the power to overturn nearly any decision that the Overcolony and the other races of the known galaxy might make. Worse, their transparent favouritism towards the Molo’Qraaat will ensure that the vile assassins will receive an inordinate amount of goodwill and leverage, while those who have suffered at their hands—our own species, and our neighbours, the Doturi—shall receive no recompense for the unimaginable destruction our peoples were forced to endure.

By joining this body, Baba of Dis has allowed his Overcolony—and by extension, the Kin as a species—to appear weak and subservient to the human foreigners. That his spokesman, Tofismet of Zael, has been elected chairman of that body is but an empty concession, a transparent bribe that the humans have used to keep the Kin complacent and in line with their agenda.

And what is their agenda, you may ask? That should be obvious; for between the fact that their three nations comprise a sizeable fraction of the body’s leadership and their own religious institutions have made a habit of sending out ‘missionaries’ to proselytize the other races of this galaxy, to indoctrinate them into belief in their Christ god, what else could their agenda be but to ensure human dominance over all other forms of sapient life?

But I digress. Some may be willing to accept that their nation has become a pawn of these extragalactic foreigners. I am not.

Some may be willing to accept having their beliefs, which have stood tall and proud for thousands of orbital periods, trampled upon and replaced with either the cold hand of science and rationality, or the imposed creed of an alien deity who brooks worship from no gods other than itself. I am not.

Some may be willing to forgive Baba of Dis for his hypocrisy, his arrogance, and for leading our people down the path to ruin. I am not.

The Silent Crusade, as most of the Not-Kin refer to it, was a test from the gods to see if we were worthy of their favour; we failed that test. If we are to regain their favour, the old ways must be upheld and strong leadership is required; in both these respects, Baba of Dis has failed. Our self-appointed Imperator is not fit to bear the burden of rule; if the Imperium is to be reborn, our polities must be united under a firm hand. The Ark Reach Overcolony has had its time in the sun, but its day is done; now it rots under the weight of its own impurities. Faith and righteousness; these are the traits that will lead us to recapture the glory of our illustrious Imperium, and through them we shall endure.

I do not ask you to abandon your own traditions and flock to my side; all I ask is that you consider my words. I do not command absolute obedience, for that is not my right; only the gods may do that. Consider my words, my brethren, and know that no matter what you decide, the Hrakk’gahrrt Solar Dominion will gladly welcome you with open arms.

I am Gahddron of K’shyahl, Arch-Prophet of the Hrakk’gahrrt Solar Dominion, and I approve this message.

edited 26th Aug '12 7:16:55 PM by SullenFrog

 623 Colonial1. 1, Sun, 26th Aug '12 7:28:12 PM from The Marvelous River City Get RP Mod
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What greater proof that the Kin are far from united than a leader with his own stirring rhetoric and opposing cause? Brilliant.

—smirk— You were just waiting for an opportunity to use that one word, weren't you?
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What's the point of being grown up if you can't act childish?
Perpetually Disappointed
The Maltese Order is sovreign dammit. Listen to us. We're people too.
Mé féin ag daṁsa faoin ngealaċ seanrince gan ċeol leis ach ceol cuisle: Is mé féin go huaigneaċ- an seanuaigneaċ
 625 Sullen Frog, Sun, 26th Aug '12 8:02:01 PM from Voormithadreth Get RP Mod Relationship Status: I wanna know about these strangers like me
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@ Col: What can I say? If the boot fits, why not wear it?
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