ARCUS (Part One: Westward & CS attack)
All Players welcome here - post away - this is part of the long game for Lars and his up coming game. Enjoy.
Lyn-Srial Cloud City: Arcus
History of Arcus:
- 106 P.A. Fleeing from the CS and under heavy fire the Lyn-Srial Sky Knights create a city of clouds to help refugees escape from above the war torn remains of Tolkeen's fall.
- 106-108 P.A. The cloud city is located in S. Dakota until a CS attack that nearly destroys the city. The Sky Knights moved the cloud city until it arrived in Arkansas where a Shifter named Olek casts a awesome spell of concealment on the city.
- 109 P.A. The cloud city was moved to within a mile of Castle Refuge and shrouded by magic until a month ago. The powerful spell casting the city in the sky into obscurity ended abruptly (reasons unknown and the caster, Olek, is nowhere to be found). Unfortunately this happened when a CS patrol was scouting the area. The Coalitions view of the Lyn-Srial Sky Knights is that they are an invading alien force that must be dealt with severely. A small hired Mercenary force called: The Jazz Vipers have spent their efforts protecting the cloud city at great cost. The CS has launched half a dozen small tactical nukes at the city in the sky over the last four weeks. The Jazz Vipers have been reduced to a fraction of their former size and reported to Sky Marshal Haste that they don’t think they can stop the next strike.
- 110 P.A. The Sky Knights decide that they must again move the cloud city to a new location, both to avoid the CS and to not draw unwanted attacks on the Castle by being in the area. The ultimate plan is to move west to the coast, as far from the CS as possible. Elle of Owls and the command at Castle Refuge have offered to assist the effort as they can. Members of the different SETs and AATs and other groups allied to the Legion are asked to assist as they can in their off time.
Welcome to the new Open Role Playing (ORP) area: ARCUS, a Lyn-Srial Cloud City.
Open RP adventure: Save the city as it moves west from Castle Refuge towards the west coast, 4 to 6 weeks of adventure that is ORP!!
THIS ADVENTURE WILL RUN MAY AND JUNE 2019. OPEN TO ALL PLAYERS/CHARACTERS. Awarding a yet to be determined amount of EP in the end to those who participate.
ARCUS: An ORP (Open Role Playing Area for all members of SavageRifts.com)
How it works: Each week GM Lars will post an update of events that will go smoothly or be disastrous depending on Player involvement. Depending on the level of interaction and how things go, generally a version of SWADE Quick Combat is used for advancing the story, Player interaction will dictate how the story ends up. Characters from any realm, world, SET, group etc are welcome to participate where they want, pop in and out, or stay for the whole adventure, this is "out of time" to whatever your Character is doing in your own groups.
The Lyn-Srial named Gale Wingstorm soared above the city of clouds, soaring next to his Lyn-Srial Cyber Knight friend, Sir Haste.
As they soared above the cloud city Gale saw the last remaining Jazz Vipers flying machine running a search/watch flying pattern over Arcus. Gale remembered when, just weeks ago, the mercenary force called Jazz Vipers had ten of those flying machines.
"It bothers me brother. The Elders conjure a floating city crafted from clouds with every amenity needed by the human and D-Bee refugees ... and they just build over it all. So, savage. Our beautiful clouds covered by dark metal and ... dirt."
Listening to the young Gale, Sir Haste chuckled as he soared on, watching the predominately human occupied cloud city below. Arcus. A masterful small city of clouds woven for refugees and until recently shrouded in an obscurity spell.
"My young friend Gale, humans are strange, - whats new? What is important will be the following weeks of travel. I fear our friend Olek the Shifter might have met an untimely end since his spell abruptly vanished exposing our fine city. We must move Arcus from above Castle Refuge to the new site as far from the Coalition as we can. As you know, recent events have led the Commanders at the Castle to ask us to move. The CS has been horrible, the last long range missile attack almost not avoided. We must move on, the city is bringing too much attention. Our recent allies in Arzno offered to allow us to float there until we can scout out a safe haven on the west coast. There will be many dangers on the way, even up here. Think W - I - N. Whats important now. We must get these precious people to safely in Arizona then onward to the coast."
Gale soared on and thought about it.
Sir Haste seemed happy as he patrolled the city for signs of CS attack or other issues as the floating city of clouds prepared to move westward.
"Sir Haste? Do you think we will be able to cross the western expanse and get Arcus to Arzno? It seem so dangerous. I have heard tell of bizarre rumors about the Great Barrier Mountains and..."
Sir Haste interrupted the young Lyn-Srial, "Only with help Gale. We will need the Legion and her friends to assist us. We must trust in others to save Arcus. There are many dangers to come, yes. We will face each with our allies. Thankfully Elle of Owls has authorized all members of the Legion to help us as they can. The Legion, her friends, the Jazz Vipers and their lead man Sgt. Hurtt, Arzno, and who knows who else. We will see our quest safely to the end."
The two Lyn-Srial soared over Arcus and kept watchful eyes on the small city as her occupants and those who would escort Arcus, prepared for the trip.
Gather (post here) and prepare for heading west. Located just outside the Castle is a large green tent which is serving as a command post and strangely, a bar. Those who are able to join the trek to the coast are asked to report in to Legion Liaison's Lt. Marcus Omari or Staff Sergeant John "Zim" Zimmerman. Role Playing might result in clues, RP and other antics between this post and the next GM post. So interact with each other and maybe ask a question or two of Omari and/or Zim. (I, Lars, will respond ASAP to any questions).
Together they are spearheading keeping track of Legion personnel and equipment as they head west to help protect the city of Arcus. Post away. Next GM post will be posted within a day or two.