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Flark
06/17/2005 5:02 AM

Remember to use this OOC thread for any non-RP chat or questions.

For your quick reference, here's the basic mission and your fellow marines again:

MISSION:

After the destruction of the colony on LV-426, combined military forces along with the co-operation of the Weylan-Yutani Corporation, carried out a full sweep of the blast area and its surroundings. No evidence of alien life forms or survivors were found.
Some years later, the Weylan-Yutani company began re-building the colony and atmosphere processor. This re-building process was in its very early stages, when yet again, suddenly contact was lost.
The Weylan-Yutani Corporation have tried to play down this incident as a temporary loss of power. But when the military offered to send in a squad of Colonial Marines to check out the situation, the company refused them access, raising suspicions.
Fearing the worst, the military have decided to go ahead with the operation anyway, without the authorisation of the Weylan-Yutani Corporation.



Leon Krennon
Age:32
Rank: Captain
Spec: Commanding Officer

Leon is the new commanding officer. He is a very intimidating and tough individual, and his style of leadership reflects this. Leon seems very determined to prove his worth and move his way up the chain of command.



Ian Stevens
Age: 36
Rank: Sergeant
Spec: Sniper

Ian is the newly promoted squadron Sergeant. He has 10 years service as the squadron sniper. Due to his new role as Sergeant, a new sniper will be drafted to the squad as soon as possible (that's you Tamachi!). Ian is renown for his reliability. Although due to his quiet personality, some questions have been raised over his suitability to this new role.



Nelson Smith
Age: 34
Rank: Corporal
Spec: Coms and Comp.

Nelson’s is sometimes referred to as ‘The Gadget Man’ or ‘Mr Fix-it’. He is both reliable and experienced in combat as well as his specified field. Although all soldiers are trained to drive the squadron’s armoured personnel carrier (APC), Nelson is usually the designated driver.



Kurt Levine
Age: 28
Rank: Private
Spec: Smart Gun Operator

Kurt is one of the squadron’s heavy weapons specialists. He is a violent and aggressive character, who spent some time in jail before enlistment. As well as being trained with the use of the hi-tech Smart Gun, Kurt is very competent with the use of grenades and the flame-thrower.



Mark Summerbell
Age: 29
Rank: Private
Spec: Medic

Mark is a new member to the current squad. He has previous experience with another squadron. He is rated as a highly capable field medic with some combat experience. Although the reason for his sudden transfer is not know.



Luke Zephaniah
Age: 26
Rank: Private
Spec: Rifleman

Luke has been with the current squad for a handful of regular missions now. He is physically fit and very strong. Luke appears to have the potential to be a great soldier. Although he still lacks any real combat experience as of yet.



Elliott Barker
Age: 27
Rank: Private
Spec: Pilot

Elliott has been the squadron Drop-Ship pilot for 2 years now. He is highly regarded, although his air combat experience is limited.



Elane Freuyh
Age:28
Rank: Private
Spec: Pilot (Gunner)
Elane has been the squadron Drop-Ship pilot and gunner for 3 years. She is a very popular member of the squad, not only because she is the only female (Note: More female players are VERY welcome) and is very attractive. But also because of her obvious skill and confident demeanour.

Flark
06/17/2005 5:12 AM

I hope you liked the first post. Sorry it was quite long, but I really had to set the scene.

Remember guys, a bit of co-creation is needed here. Feel free to have happen whatever you like. Meet colonists, aliens, hostile Weylan-Yutani forces, I don't mind. All I ask is just don't control 'MY' NPC's or kill them off. That's my job!!!

Happy hunting.

Tamachi
06/17/2005 3:40 PM

Alright, so far I like the layout and the likes, but I must say that I am a bit confused... Where is my guy going to be and/or come from? I take it he is still in the ship, but aside from that I guess I just pick a squad and go with 'em?

Black_Plague
06/17/2005 4:09 PM

So I guess we just make up a charachter? Ok. Sorry its a little inflated from the other bios but I can change anything you dont like.


Leon Garret
Age: 30
Rank: Specialist
Spec: Extermination Specialist
Armament: .45 fully automatic handgun. k-10 Repeater rifle (Gas tipped slugs for maximum effectiveness against xenomorphs) and 3 incendiary grenades.
Equipment: Electrical systems visor- picks up the massive neural signiatures put out by the Xenomorph brain and pinpoints their location in relation to his, although it gets confused around most soft watt lighting as well as some other less harsh electrical devices.

Leon was drafted at eighteen into the Weyland-Yutani corporate militia. When the xenomorph threat became apparent to the higher ups, special psychological tests were put on various people in the corps. Leons accuracy and tactics ratings had been quite high so the tests were taken on him. It was determined he was mentally fit to deal with the biological threat and was quietly 'removed' from the regular forces and trained in the arts of bug hunting. He is a calm and collective man even under fire or threat of death and dismemberment. He was on the ship nearest LV-426 when it was said the army would be 'dispatched' and volunteered to tag along.

Flark
06/17/2005 4:12 PM

Tamachi, sorry if it's a bit confusing. Your character, Ripkins right? He's one of the six marines entering the colony complex. They were order to split up and search individually so as to give you a bit of freedom to start with. He is in squad one with Sergeant Stevens and Robinson's character, Crowe.

Try reading it again. I did mention his name in the squad.

If it's still unclear, I'll edit it a bit you like?

Black_Plague
06/17/2005 4:15 PM

Where should I drop ol Leon provided he meets your approval?

Flark
06/17/2005 4:25 PM

Nice to have you aboard Black_Plague. I like you character, very interesting. So your Weylan-Yutani right, not a marine?

I'm easy going with how you enter the RP. I could edit the first post slightly to include your character as part of the squad if you like? Or you could have your own small ship and land somewhere near the others if you prefer?

Just let me know if you need to edit the first post? If not, post away!

Black_Plague
06/17/2005 4:28 PM

Yeah, Leons a WY stowaway sortof. Its great to be in an Alien thread with a competant thread starter. The last one was total crap.

You dont have to Edit anything, I can be included in various ways.

Tamachi
06/17/2005 4:41 PM

Wow, Ill be right back after I hit my head on the door frame a couple of times. I forgot the name of my character, so sorry. Ill be making my reply here soon, if not soon tonight, however. Sorry about the confusion, your post is fine now though. Thanks.

Flark
06/17/2005 4:44 PM

Thanks Black_Plague. I didn't know there had been a previous one.

I don't know if you read the 'Anyone for Aliens?' thread in the ideas and interests section. Just letting you know it's there anyway, as that's where the other two players have posted their character bios in case you want to read them.

I'll leave it in your capable hands then. You can even be in the colony complex already if you like?

[Edited by Flark on Friday, June 17, 2005 4:47 PM]

Black_Plague
06/17/2005 4:50 PM

trust me, it bombed. the first post was two lines. I guess I should check the idea threads more often, as I usually only browse the dragonlance general and forgotten realms. I'll do the whole rat in the bannana thing and just sneak in on your transportation. Oh sidenote, I'm a bit of a geek about Aliens, so if theres something you dont get about them, I'm happy to help.

Flark
06/17/2005 4:52 PM


Wow, Ill be right back after I hit my head on the door frame a couple of times. I forgot the name of my character, so sorry. Ill be making my reply here soon, if not soon tonight, however. Sorry about the confusion, your post is fine now though. Thanks.

Ha ha, no problem Tamachi. It has been a while since you posted that character anyway! I'm pleased everythings fine now.

Flark
06/17/2005 4:59 PM


trust me, it bombed. the first post was two lines. I guess I should check the idea threads more often, as I usually only browse the dragonlance general and forgotten realms. I'll do the whole rat in the bannana thing and just sneak in on your transportation. Oh sidenote, I'm a bit of a geek about Aliens, so if theres something you dont get about them, I'm happy to help.

Cool. It's always good to have players who know what they're talking about. Don't worry about giving me a poke here in the OOC if I get something wrong then!

Tamachi
06/17/2005 5:09 PM

This is just for my personal reference. I have a horrible memory, as I have already proved here today...

Name: Alan Kavar Ripkins

Specialism: Sniper

Description: He wears black tactical pants and boots, with extra-durable pads made of a hard material covering his knees. Wears a long sleeve black tactical shirt under his M3 Personal Armor as well, but rolls the sleeves up and prefers to brandish the black muscle-t he wears underneath. Well-built of course, and his face is normal, save for the cool, unwavering icy blue eyes. If he had hair it would never be seen, as a black tactical toboggan/beanie covered by his M10 Ballistic Helmet conceals his cleanly-shaved head. His face is cleanly shaved as well, and most always moving as he chews gum, even though regulations tend to sway against it. On each side thigh, over his M3 Personal Armor, are located a pistol, and located on the straps that go downward across his chest are two more clips, two of each strap, for the pistols. Under the magazines on his chest straps is one grenade a piece, standard issue. At his back is fastened his pride and joy, and in theory his life: His sniper rifle. It is fastened here until needed, where it uses a shoulder-strap for easy access. The magazines for this are strapped on his thighs, and total three for each thigh.

Weapon Specs: His pistols are Glock 72 12MM Pistols, though the ammo held in the magazine which hold eleven rounds is not standard. Armor-piercing rounds are his preferred type, and thus he loads his first magazine with these, as well as one on each of his chest straps, even though these do have the chance of jamming more so than normal rounds. The other magazine on his each of chest straps are standard issue rounds, though they are hollow point. Loaded standard into his M42A 10MM Sniper Rifle, are armor piercing rounds, which can easily penetrate one or more targets at once. These account for two magazines a piece on each thigh, and each magazine holds ten rounds. The other rounds are different, for the extra magazine on his left leg holds tranquilizers and the extra magazine on his right leg holds explosive tips, making the end effect much more lethal.

EDIT: I made some adjustments to remain within the Alien 'realm' thanks to the sites. It shouldnt have changed anything up to this point so we are ok.

[Edited by Tamachi on Monday, June 20, 2005 3:18 PM]

Black_Plague
06/17/2005 5:10 PM

Ah I probably wont have to give you a poke. Oh and I've been rat on a wet steel roofed so to speak, so let the action begin.

Tamachi
06/17/2005 5:51 PM

Well, Ill just go ahead and warn ya... Im no where near an expert on this stuff. Ive seen the movies, and I know the basics, but Im not going to be big on the military jargon that yall will be using, so you'll have to forgive me if I follow your lead.

blue_raven5
06/17/2005 9:53 PM

May I step in? I promise to remember my name. XD


Name: Chris Semples

Age:28

Rank: None (Lieutenant)

Spec: Bounty Hunter (Basic soldier)

Weapons: Fully functional charge particle beam. Mini rocket launcher. (read on before you freak out) The charge particle beam is useable from a long distance as you would a rifle that has a scope, and can be shot several times in rapid succession. afterwards, though, it takes ninety seconds to cool down. The mini rocket launcher is basically just an explosive tipped bullet that has medium seeking capabilities. It is mostly heat seeking. He also has a back up rifle he has strapped to his back.

Equipment: several assorted miniature tracking devices, heat visor, (very) small E.M.P., and a small assortment of other theft devices. He also has a cloaking device, which stops working after ten minutes of use, and takes an hour to recharge, jetpack that gets its fuel from water - it makes electricity from the water by splitting the atoms and collecting the resulting energy release.

[Edited by blue_raven5 on Thursday, June 23, 2005 12:29 PM]

Black_Plague
06/17/2005 11:10 PM

ooh, interesting charachter. I might have to hide in a freezer for a couple of posts.

blue_raven5
06/18/2005 11:05 PM


ooh, interesting charachter. I might have to hide in a freezer for a couple of posts.


thank you :D *bows* now, if only a certain SOMEONE *cough cough cough hack cough up blood* would get back, I can get started!

Flark
06/19/2005 11:00 AM

Of course you can join in blue_raven!

Sorry I disappeared for a while there guys, I couldn't get into the site for some reason!

How do you intend on joining the RP?

If you want to be an independant bounty hunter who's already somewhere in the colony complex, that's fine. I'm sure you could think of a good and interesting reason for being there!

[Edited by Flark on Sunday, August 7, 2005 7:40 AM]

Black_Plague
06/19/2005 11:17 AM

there was a server mess up, I couldnt either

Flark
06/19/2005 11:37 AM

Thought as much.

I've had one hell of a bad weekend by the way! Don't ask.

Flark
06/19/2005 11:57 AM


IMPORTANT

Blue_Raven, how do you intend on joining the RP?

If you want to be an independant bounty hunter who's already somewhere in the colony complex, that's fine. I'm sure you could think of a good and interesting reason for being there!


Black_Plague, you seem pretty clued up here. Maybe you, or one of the other players can help Blue_Raven come up with a good idea for her character being here?

An idea I thought of is you could possibly have been hired by some rich independant (Non-Weylan-Yutani) architect who's stranded on LV-426 to come and rescue his/her ass?

Unless of course, you already have something in mind?

[Edited by Flark on Sunday, June 19, 2005 12:12 PM]

Black_Plague
06/19/2005 12:56 PM

Anyone older then 28 on LV-426 woulda been cought and infested. The only organisms capable of evading the xenomorph's uniqu sensory perceptions are small children who dont put out as much pheremones. However, Borgia industries (who acctually tie into both Alien and Predator) would have a distinct intrest. The back story to them is that lucretia Borgia was critically injured by her father who fell prey to both his genetic experiments and a predator hunter. Before this happened though, Isabella borgia, formerly the prototype of Mother, unleashed a small swarm of xenomorphs on the poor beast. Anyways the predator killed everyone including Isabell Borgia, however Weyland Industries Integrated Lucretia Borgia into a computer and made the first fully functional Bio harddrive. Titled mother. So borgia industries would have fallen into the hands of the stockholders. Now Borgia industries was primarily weapons tech derived from Predator Technology, a massive competitor to Yutani Armaments Inc. Their capital gains would have been enough to finance massive biological weapon programs, she could be part of the reason LV-426 has been reinfested, since the queen was killed by Ripley in the old hadley's hope incident. So Blue Raven could be working for a private company interested in biological weapon testing on remote colonies.

Flark
06/19/2005 1:16 PM

Wow! Thanks BP... I'm sure you've got enough to work with now blue_raven. Post when you're ready. How you choose to do it, we'll leave up to you?

Black_Plague
06/19/2005 1:20 PM

Oh, one last point. Borgia industries is a weapon powerhouse, any mercenary will mostlikely be armed to the teeth.

Flark
06/19/2005 1:27 PM

I like your last RP post BP. Cutting off the comms to the ship was a good move. I was hoping to have that happen somehow.

Just to clarify though. Would that affect the comms and visuals between troops and the APC? Or the APC and the Drop-Ship?

I really don't mind either way. It all makes for an interesting plot, he he.

Black_Plague
06/19/2005 1:32 PM

Acctually I think I just screwed the pooch. the comm units operate on a wireless network between themselves but all the video feed goes to the antenna, so I think I accidently just blinded the entire unit. Sorry.

Flark
06/19/2005 1:38 PM

Since no other players are around, you can edit that if you want to? If you want to keep it as it is, just clarify, we would have only lost visuals and no actual comms then?

Black_Plague
06/19/2005 1:42 PM

uuuh, theres no visuals and no offworld communication. Basically the Marines are on their own, unless you still wanted video feed or something like that.

Flark
06/19/2005 1:46 PM


uuuh, theres no visuals and no offworld communication. Basically the Marines are on their own, unless you still wanted video feed or something like that.

Excellent! :)

No, I like that! No offworld comms and no visuals not only makes my job easier, but it makes the plot a hell of a lot more interesting.

Black_Plague
06/19/2005 1:49 PM

and of course thats always the way things go in Alien movies.

Tamachi
06/19/2005 2:24 PM

Alright, sorry you guys... Yesterday I couldn't even get on the site, and then that night my electricity cut out for some routine maintenance crap. Anyways, Ill jump right on replying, hope I haven't caused any waiting or any other problems.

Black_Plague
06/19/2005 2:39 PM

ah no problem, the site glitched yesterday anyways so nobody here could get on until today or late yesterday.

Tamachi
06/19/2005 3:22 PM

Alright then, I dont guess it was that bad after all... Anyways, Black_Plague, is there anyway you could give me some info on standard issue items, or give me a link to some of the items that would normally be used? You sound pretty versed in all of this... Thanks.

Flark
06/20/2005 8:15 AM

IMPORTANT! (BAD NEWS)

Sorry about my last RP post and having to control Crowe's actions slightly.

The reason for it was that apparently Black_Plague's computer has exploded. Nice eh? So unfortunately we'll have to continue without him for now.

Therefore, I didn't want Crowe tracing him with the motion tracker. We can now just assume he has ran away from the incoming...aliens?...

Robinson, Tamachi, it's down to you guys now. Enjoy.


Oh, and Tamachi, I'll try and get back to you with some good 'Aliens Equipment' links, if I can. If there's anything specific you need to know, you can also ask here. Myself and Robinson should know enough to see us through this.



[Edited by Flark on Monday, June 20, 2005 8:47 AM]

Flark
06/20/2005 9:31 AM

Here's some useful links...

[url:http://home.austin.rr.com/jdominion/as-xo/aliens/mainpage.htm]A really good site full of info on weapons, equipment and vehicles[/url]

[url:http://www.geocities.com/Area51/Stargate/5493/Aliens/]Another good one with info on body armour and stuff[/url]

[url:http://www.arniesairsoft.co.uk/projects/aliens/m41.htm]Some interesting Pulse Rifle info with some nice pictures[/url]

[url:http://time.absoluteavp.com/alientech.html]Vehicles,Ships,Colony,Planets info with pictures[/url]

[url:http://www.kitsune.addr.com/SF-Conversions/Rifts-Other-Vehicles/USS_Sulaco.htm]Sulaco info (Same as Halcyon)[/url]

[url:http://members.aol.com/M56SG/uscm.html]Detailed marine's and equipment models with pic's[/url]

[url:http://members.tripod.com/CORP_HICKS/main.html]Great site with info on Aliens creatures and more[/url]

Will that do?

Tamachi
06/20/2005 2:33 PM

Yeah, that should work great... I just needed some stuff to sink my teeth into so I could get a better grasp of everything... Thanks.

Robinson
06/21/2005 11:17 AM

Hey buddy still trying to get the hang of this at the moment. When i looked down at my tracker i wanted input from you anyways as i was unsure as to what you had in mind. We'll get there, i just dont want to do to much in case it messes up your plans ???

Flark
06/21/2005 11:38 AM

Ha ha...no worries mate, you'll pick this up soon enough. Yeah, it's slightly different from our old roleplaying days, aint it? Less power to the DM and more to the players.

Mate, don't worry about messing up my plans...because I don't really have any! I'm making all this up as we go along. Seriously. As long as the RP is consistent and continues to make sense when read from start to finish, I really don't mind what happens. That's part of the fun!

Now get to it matey, those Aliens are closing in on ye!

[Edited by Flark on Tuesday, June 21, 2005 4:02 PM]

Black_Plague
06/22/2005 10:29 AM

Back for the day lot, using the school computer.

Flark
06/22/2005 10:48 AM

Cheers for the post BP. I don't really think I'll have to control your character, we'll just take it that your hiding somewhere for now. Oh, and don't worry, we'll try not to kill you off while your away either! :D

Tamachi
06/22/2005 1:00 PM

Uh oh... Looks like Ill need to redo me reply unless you were wanting to Flark. Doesnt matter to me, I was just making sure who was going to do what before we both did it at the same time. Ill leave it up to you.

EDIT: Nevermind, I tweaked it a bit so it makes sense now... Carry on.

[Edited by Tamachi on Wednesday, June 22, 2005 1:24 PM]

Flark
06/22/2005 3:50 PM

Cheers for the tweaking, Tamachi. It's unfortunate when people post at the same time eh?

I've actually deleted that post completely now so the story flows a little better still.
I've posted something similar after your post, but expanded on it a bit. It sounds good now.

Robinson
06/23/2005 9:48 AM

Nice move with the tranquilizer Tamachi, im impressed!

Flark
06/23/2005 10:40 AM

Hey, don't forget these things have acid blood remember? You don't want to cause that hugger too much damage, one drop is enough to burn right through his skull!!

blue_raven5
06/23/2005 12:11 PM

Sorry I was away for so long, I got backed up really far at work, because 4 people were on maternity leave, and they didn't have any temps to fill in for them. So, naturally, I took care of their jobs until some were hired.


Blue_Raven, how do you intend on joining the RP?

If you want to be an independant bounty hunter who's already somewhere in the colony complex, that's fine. I'm sure you could think of a good and interesting reason for being there!



I was planning on just sort of dropping in, and saying that I was hired by an anonymous agent within the organization.

(I'm all inspired now, because I've been thinking about this for a week, and I'm listening to my favorite song now!)

Flark
06/23/2005 12:46 PM

Ahh, BR, I'd almost forgot about you :D

Of course I'm still happy with you joining in, but I'm still wondering what exactly you mean by 'just sort of dropping in'???

I'll need a bit of a background story first. Who hired you and what for? How did you get to/ or will you get to LV-426? That sort of thing, because obviously you weren't onboard the Halcyon like the others??

Flark
06/23/2005 12:54 PM

Not bad BR, appart from the SNOW!!!

Tamachi
06/23/2005 9:48 PM

Thanks Robinson, I thought it was pretty resourceful, useless, but resourceful, eh?

blue_raven5
06/23/2005 11:31 PM

What do you mean? Chris was up on a [i]mountain[/i]. It'll become normal as soon as he gets into a low enough altitude. Don't worry man... I got it covered *thumbs up*.

Flark
06/24/2005 9:08 AM

Hmm...Maybe there could be a little snow somewhere on a mountain on LV-426? I'm not sure? But fifteen feet of snow! In view of the colonist site? I know you were looking through a scope, but still...

Tell you what, I'll spin you a deal. :) Edit the 'fifteen feet' part and the incorrect spelling of congratulations and we'll say no more about it. :P

Flark
06/24/2005 9:22 AM

Just checked that mail you sent me blue_raven, yeah it was just refering to this RP by the way...

Oh, and put that mirror away and pay attention! :D

Flark
06/25/2005 9:36 AM

AARGH!! What was that BR? Appart from the FIFTEEN FOOT of SNOW! Now there are SMALL ANIMALS???

Not only this, but you decide to almost single handedly complete Ripkins and Tamachi's mission to rescue their comrades in ONE SINGLE POST!

I was hoping to string them almong for quite a while. Sending them down into the alien infested lower levels, and eventually into the sewers which had been turned into a alien hive!

Guys. Please ignore BR's last post. She has some SERIOUS EDITING to do!

Tamachi
06/25/2005 11:35 AM

Hey B_P, I didnt know if you realized this or not... When you posted we were already at the water purification plant, so you wouldnt see us dragging him in... Perhaps you could change it to where Leon hitched a ride on the moving APC? Or if not, I might have misunderstood what you wrote, but it seemed like you were talking to them as Stevens was being dragged in, but he a bit past that...

Just trying to make it run smoother and clear anything up.

Black_Plague
06/25/2005 11:41 AM

whoops, i made a mess up there. here comma da edit.

Flark
06/25/2005 1:39 PM

Good to have you back BP.


how would they recall the drop ship? I dissabled the comm aray on the APC. Unless you can get to the comm post or a guard post in the colony.

I was actually thinking the Drop-Ship hadn't returned to the Halcyon. I was assuming it was still flying around above the colony. But also, Corporal Smith is the com tech remember? Maybe he could fix it? I'll sort something out.



And yes there is snow at higher altitudes, although its a deserted world, no life at all.

Okay, I'll accept the snow then, but I'm still sceptical about there being fifteen feet worth in view of the colony?

Am I being too harsh on BR? I'm just trying to keep things realistic and interesting. What do you guys think???

[Edited by Flark on Saturday, June 25, 2005 1:41 PM]

blue_raven5
06/25/2005 2:04 PM


Okay, I'll accept the snow then, but I'm still sceptical about there being fifteen feet worth in view of the colony?

Am I being too harsh on BR? I'm just trying to keep things realistic and interesting. What do you guys think???



Fifteen feet? I thought I said fifteen inches...whoops... Yeah, I'll try and change it some time when my internet isn't going as slow as GWBs brain. Anyways, until then, just sorta take it as fifteen inches. And he didn't fly out, he jumped out.

Flark
06/25/2005 2:19 PM


Yeah, I'll try and change it some time when my internet isn't going as slow as GWBs brain.

Cheers. Make sure you do. I lose sleep over this kinda thing ya know!

You also need to do something about that last post too, (even if it means deleting it!).
I can't have you guys finding the lost marines THAT easily else we'll run out of things to do.

Appreciated.

Black_Plague
06/25/2005 3:02 PM

i didnt know the internet could run that slowly

Tamachi
06/25/2005 11:26 PM

Haha B_P, it can, trust me. If you ever have to fight to get a 21.6 KBS connection, then you'll understand, eh?

Anyways, Im not callin Leon out, but he is pretty well armed just to be a normal survivor, correct? IF not Ill either change it or Flark, you can get the Cap'n to tell me otherwise or something. Whatever works to keep it running.

Black_Plague
06/26/2005 2:45 PM

true. and yeah I know my charachters story is full of holes but then again, sos WY's excuse for keeping the army off the planet.

Flark
06/26/2005 4:00 PM


(Tamachi)
Anyways, Im not callin Leon out, but he is pretty well armed just to be a normal survivor, correct? IF not Ill either change it or Flark, you can get the Cap'n to tell me otherwise or something. Whatever works to keep it running.




(BP)
true. and yeah I know my charachters story is full of holes but then again, sos WY's excuse for keeping the army off the planet.


Slap me if I'm starting with GWB syndrome or something?, but I'm not really sure what you guys are talking about here?

Black_Plague
06/27/2005 12:04 AM

Its pretty obvious my charachters a specialist when you look at him. He has unique weapons and vision gizmos that most WYCM(Weyland-Yutani Corporate Militia) and USCM(United Service Colnial Marines) dont get issued. Not to mention hes far too confident to be a survivor. So theres a few holse. Also WY claimed that it was a loss of contact and considering the last encounters on LV-426 involved hostile xenobiology, you think they would have whipped up a hasty story.

Flark
06/27/2005 2:42 AM

Oh right. That's true I suppose, although I didn't really mean to portray that fact that Krennon thought you were an average colonist. He obviously just didn't realise you hitched a lift here in the Halcyon with them. When I said about you surviving here for this long, I just meant that he thought you'd arrived here before they did.

As for WY claiming they simply lost contact. That way they can try to keep the aliens for themselves, but still shrug responsibility again if they get found out. If they made up some elaborate lie which was later proved false, the top WY guys would all be up for murder.

I know there's probably still holes here and there, but it's good enough for me. :)

Black_Plague
06/27/2005 3:55 PM

ah true, well. murder wouldn't be the right term for a massive conspiracy and the death of about three hundred colonists. any ways, I'm leaving tonight for the great praries. So flark, take control of Leon till i get back for me. Provided its not too much trouble.

_Anubis_
06/27/2005 6:12 PM

Name: Kenny 'Nub' Sipes
Rank: Lance Corporal
Spec: Combat Lifesaver; works with operations, diseases, and other more serious but less common battlefeild injuries/sicknesses than Feild Medics
Age: 28

Kenny 'Nub' Sipes was a combat lifesaver that took leave to LV-426 to visit a relitive working on the new colony. The nickname Nub is actualy short for Anubis, which was given to him when he was suspected of letting an officer die when he could have saved him, Anubis being the God that judged whether or not you lived or died and where your spirit went. He arrived on LV-426 just a couple days before this incident and had never really found his cousin since arriving, though he had been informed that the relitive might be working in the purification plant. Events leading up to this point in the nightmare that had consumed him has Lance Corporal Sipes barricaded in a small storage room in the purifying plant with nothing but his sidearm and an empty pulserifle after throwing his combat knife and helmet at the advancing alien swarms in frustration. The compact size of this room is probably the only reason he is alive. Most medics are portrayed as being caring and willing to help freind and foe, the Lance Corporal is not. He's a terrific shot with medium sized weapons and the standard issue USCM pistol, but is somewhat edgy and will not hesitate to jump infront of his comrades to be able to get some notches in his grip himself. Despite the ever heavy fact on the other soldiers that their supposed to keep him alive, 'just in case', he is a valliant marine and useful in the battlefeild with his fighting skills and his medical knowledge.

I hope that this in no way interferes with your guys' RP, and if it does, just tell me and suggest changes.


[Edited by _Anubis_ on Tuesday, June 28, 2005 11:51 AM]

Flark
06/28/2005 8:21 AM


[Black_Plague]
ah true, well. murder wouldn't be the right term for a massive conspiracy and the death of about three hundred colonists. any ways, I'm leaving tonight for the great praries. So flark, take control of Leon till i get back for me. Provided its not too much trouble.

Sorry to hear you're leaving BP. Hope you're not gone too long. Have fun anyway.

Actually I don't feel too comfortable controlling other player characters, so if you don't mind, I think I'll just have something happen to seperate you guys again. I'll take care of that.

See ya.

Flark
06/28/2005 8:58 AM

Anubis.

Ahh, what can I say...

I'm always happy to have another player join in, and I do like the way you managed to come up with an idea for your main character being there without affecting our story. I also really did like your post and I'm sure you've got some good ideas...

-BUT-

I've never seen a player join an existing RP and post five characters like that! You are a player, therefore you post one player character. All other NPC's (non-player characters) are always controlled by the GM, of which there is only one. ME!

I'm not just trying to be mean or big-headed. But if I start letting all the players involved here start to create more characters whenever they feel like it, can you imagine how confusing things would become?

It really wouldn't be fair on the other players involved here if I were to let you get away with this. Especially after I placed so many restrictions on the original players who have been here from the start of the RP. Sorry.

Therefore I am going to have to ask you to completely edit your first post, removing everyone except your main player character. Sorry, but I don't think this is unreasonable since I actually hadn't even given you permission to join in yet anyway.


Now then. If you don't hate me by now and you still want to join in, I have a suggestion to make things interesting and to get you interacting with the other players almost straight away.

If you have read the RP up to date then you will be aware that the players are looking for the three missing marines of second squad inside the purifying plant.

To get you straight into the action, you could have been looking for that relative of yours who could have worked at the water purifying plant. Upon finding the place was crawling with aliens, you have managed to lock yourself inside a small store room.

You would have heard the all the firing when second squad were attacked and may feel inclined to investigate!

:) What do you say?

_Anubis_
06/28/2005 11:24 AM

Right, I was a bit etchy on the NPC's myself, I just thought it mide add a bit more realism, but I was actually afraid of just what you said might happen with the whole confusion and NPC's popping out of nowhere thing.

And I like the your idea of how my character is introduced, theres definatley a lot less wait in your version than there was in mine, I'll get right on that.

Oh, and thankyou, sorry, thankyou

Wait, should my guy link up with your 2nd squad or what?

[Edited by _Anubis_ on Tuesday, June 28, 2005 12:19 PM]

Flark
06/28/2005 12:33 PM

Thanks for that, Anubis. That's much better.

I was thinking of having two of the members of 2nd squad being captured and taken into the hive, the other one escaping and teaming up with you, if you like?

Alternatively you could just bump straight into the other players who are looking for 2nd squad and team up with them, it's really up to you?

One last thing. I'm not meaning to be picky, but could you try to break up larger posts like that into paragraphs, so it's easier for everyone else to read. Cheers. :)

[Edited by Flark on Tuesday, June 28, 2005 12:44 PM]

_Anubis_
06/28/2005 5:46 PM

I'll go with the whole me finding that one guy thing, and I know I have a problem with that whole paragraph thing, but its just a habit that I have with introducing characters.

Flark
06/29/2005 9:15 AM

Okay no probs. I'll leave it up to you how and when you want to find him?

Just letting you know that the other two marines have already been taken into the hive. The lone marine you find is armed with a pulse rifle, but he's obviously a bit panic stricken. I'll take care of the rest after you find him.

Flark
06/30/2005 8:41 AM

ATTENTION BLUE_RAVEN!

You are seriously damaging the integrity of the RP!

Firstly you STILL havn't edited any of the stuff I asked you to!

Secondly, what the fuck is this?


Semples jumped out of the building just in time to see the creature fly into the drop ship.
He jumped off of the building, landing near the ship, only to hear the sound of bullets ripping through the hull of the ship.

You jumped out of the water purifying plant? Which is several minutes DRIVE in the APC from the landing site. That's some jump! To see the alien fly into the Drop-Ship? Fly?


He ran to the door, and saw the alien, dead, sinking into the floor. He grabbed the part of the alien that was least covered with blood and flung it out of the ship. The acid got onto his hands, burning his skin a little, but it wasn't much, so he wiped it on the ground, and stood back up.

"We need to get this stuff outta the ship before it destroys it. By the looks of this place, we have about a minute before the damage is too extensive to make it into space, or even off the ground."

How the fuck did you get into the Drop-Ship through a sealed door?

The acid got onto your hands? The same acid that's eating through the hull of the ship, and it burns your skin a little, but not much? What the fuck?


He looked around for a moment.

"Well? Don't just stand there, help me out!"

How unfortunate that everyone else in the RP can only react and move in real time, and not Blue_Raven time? Then we could have had the RP completed in five posts!...Grrr.

Blue_Raven. I have no choice but to ignore your posts and request that the other players do the same! If you still want to RP in this thread, I suggest you DELETE all the crap you have posted so far! Do that, then re-introduce you character again from the start, this time actuallly reading mine and the other players posts!

[Edited by Flark on Thursday, June 30, 2005 8:45 AM]

_Anubis_
06/30/2005 3:26 PM

I hope to god I catch my mistakes before you do. But I already made a couple mistakes! Will this rp world come crashing down around me? Have I made too many mistokes already? Will thevengful fist of Flark the mighty pulverise this character into oblivion?

Just kidding ;)





[Edited by _Anubis_ on Thursday, June 30, 2005 3:37 PM]

Flark
07/01/2005 9:08 AM

I've noticed them!...The Vengeful Flark is ever vigilante.... ;)

"mistokes" ? Ha ha... (You did that on purpose, right?)

Flark
07/01/2005 2:32 PM

Oh.

I forgot to mention I'll be away this weekend.

Tamachi and Robinson :

Your Captain's being dragged to the hive as we speak...Do something! This is also a good opportunity to leave behind the mysterious Leon Garret, as I don't think Black_Plague will be back for a while.

Anubis:

I'll leave you to enjoy Summerbell's company while I'm away. You can control him for now and do what you like with him. There is no way he will attempt to look for the other members of 2nd squad. He just wants to get out of the water purifying plant. Remember he's took a sedative drug to calm his panic attack. Yes he's a little cranky, and yes he has a drug problem and no he doesn't have a radio. He lost it in the water somewhere when they were attacked.

Blue_Raven:

I've calmed down somewhat now. Please do something about those posts. Cheers...and sorry.

Tamachi
07/01/2005 4:10 PM

Dang it man, sorry bout that... Ive been away from a computer for three days now I believe and havent been able to reply to any threads... I didnt think that was going to happen or I wouldve gotten on here and told yall.

Ill jump back in though, no problem. Sorry about the wait though, I hate when that happens.

Flark
07/03/2005 8:22 AM

No probs at all Tamachi.

I've got back from my weekend away earlier than expected which is a bonus.

Hey...What did you guys think of the Corporal Smith and the Drop-Ship post? I just couldn't resist that one, ha ha ;)

Flark
07/08/2005 3:57 AM

Hey Tamachi, if Robinson's slowing you down I'm sure he won't mind if you control his character a little to just tag him along. I've spoken with Robinson and he's struggling to find the time to post at the moment which is a shame because things were just getting interesting.

Tamachi
07/10/2005 1:24 PM

Yeah, I know what you mean but Im not really keen on controlling someone elses character...

Plus its only goign to get harder controlling both so I may just let him fall behind. Im goign to edit my post to d othat, and he can say somethign happened on the other end of the tunnel...

Also Im not sure how fast you want me to do all of this, so Im going to let you control that part, as well as when the other eggs and such hatch. Just a heads up in case you were wondering.

Flark
07/10/2005 2:34 PM

I agree. I wasn't comfortable controlling Black_Plague's character either. It's probably just best they dissapear for now, like they have. They can post and explain what happend to their characters when they get back.

Yeah, don't worry about the eggs and stuff. I've posted again now so you'll see that it's all about to be taken care of. :)

Flark
07/13/2005 9:31 AM

It's good to have you back, BP :)

Black_Plague
07/13/2005 12:49 PM

good to be back

Flark
07/13/2005 2:26 PM

IMPORTANT, READ THIS!

ROBINSON, if/when you get back you will notice your character disappeared from the tunnel entrance. If you can think of a good reason for this, great! If not, I've sent Private Summerbell running off randomly into the plant looking for the exit. A good way you could explain your disappearance would be to use him. You can hear him firing or spot him being chased or whatever, I'm sure you'll think of something.

ANUBIS, it's been about two weeks since you last posted, and you didn't let us know you were going away or anything. It's a shame but I am suspecting you will not be coming back? Therefore I have moved Summerbell on without you in order to help Robinson get back into the RP. If you do ever come back you are more than welcome, just don't be too long or you'll probably be left behind.

TAMACHI AND BLACK_PLAGUE, I've sent Summerbell off purely to aid Robinson and Anubis get back into the RP. I'd really prefer it if you guys don't bump into him. If these two players don't get back to us, we'll leave Summerbell behind and I'll kill him off. Cheers guys. :)

Flark
07/14/2005 2:52 PM

Hey, Black_Plague, just to let you know, I'm going away this weekend and probably won't get chance to post again until Monday.

Also, in case you were wondering, Tamachi has also gone away this weekend, but should be back on Sunday.

Cheers.

Black_Plague
07/14/2005 3:19 PM

ats ok, my access is going to be limited anyways

Tamachi
07/19/2005 9:34 PM

Alright, Im back...

Nice job keeping everything in line you guys, I like the way that I can just come back and not have to worry about everything being hard to get back into. Thanks, but anyways...

This week probably wont be much better for me, with conditioning and all, so if I dont post often thats why.

But at any rate Ill be posting soon, just to fill you guys in.

Flark
07/20/2005 8:32 AM

Cheers Tamachi. No probs.

blue_raven5
07/20/2005 1:56 PM

Oh, my god, I'm so sorry about the crappy posts. Go check my MIA post. I got a virus, and the person must have just done some stupid things. I'll pull outta this thread, cause I don't really like my character anyways. I'll delete my posts, if you want. Sorry about that post anyways, I'll see you guys in other posts, mabye. See ya.

Flark
07/20/2005 2:25 PM

Hi, welcome back. Sorry, we just ignored your posts because they didn't really fit in, yeah it would be appreciated if you could delete them, thanks.

Are you still posting in 'What it is to Burn'? I've been on a little adventure on my own there with Exile, but I'm back at 'Bogern's Inn' now.

I think myself and BP could be about to embark on a new adventure there, will you be joining us?

Black_Plague
07/23/2005 9:33 PM

HUH what! Yes Mr. gibbons I'm awake. Oh, sorry. Erm, so uh. Math huh. heheh, yeah sounds like thats the way things are going in that thread. This threads hopping along, although I seem to have done more damage then the aliens have.

Tamachi
07/24/2005 12:04 AM

Well Aliens have killed Barker, blew up our Dropship, incapacitated two of our men, scared shitless two more probably, cut the hell outta my left arm to where its useless and have two guys stuck in the APC. Youve killed one person I believe...

So its not that bad, but I believe when we all get back to the APC and evaluate things then the shit will really hti the fan, with the chestbursters and all, and having to find a new ship...

Flark
07/24/2005 7:41 AM

Don't you just love it when the shit hits the fan!...

(Well maybe not literally...That would be disgusting!)

Sorry I had to nip away without warning for most of the weekend. I'm back now, (In case you hadn't guessed).

Tamachi
07/24/2005 11:34 AM

Ok, Im gonna try to help with the directions...

At the top of the staircase there was a 'T' intersection, and we went left. Then at the end of that hallway we could only go left once again, and now in front of us is a four '+' intersection, if you will...

EDIT: I tried to make a map but it didnt work...

A left at the intersection would bring us back where we came from, a right should bring us home and a straight should bring us to God knows where, Im gonna say thats where the gun shots came from.

If not its not that big of a deal I dont guess, we could just say that right is home, left is back to hell and straight is Crowe and B_P, eh?

[Edited by Tamachi on Sunday, July 24, 2005 11:37 AM]

Flark
07/24/2005 11:40 AM

Hey I'm impressed. Okay we'll go with that.

Left takes you back.
Right to the exit.
Straight to where BP and Crowe are.

Sounds good to me.

Black_Plague
07/24/2005 5:55 PM

oooh, right i forgot about the drop ship. And hey, i did blind the APC quite effectively.

Flark
07/25/2005 4:39 AM


i did blind the APC quite effectively.

That's true. It would have been a lot easier to find your way around with good comms, cameras and the APC's scanner...But nowhere near as much fun!

Flark
07/26/2005 8:37 AM

Hey Tamachi, since BP has sorted out his weapons and equipment, and he's planning on blowing up the armoury, I thought I'd best display what everyone has left to make things a bit clearer. You can post your own inventory too, if you like.

Captain Leon Krennon, (Commanding Officer)
No armour
Pistol (The one Ripkins gave him)

Corporal Nelson Smith, (Comm Tech)
Armour
Pulse Rifle (4 full mags and a half used one)
4 Grenades

Private Kurt Levine, (Smart-Gun operator)
No armour
3 Grenades (2 of which were given to him by Ripkins)

Private Elane Freuyh, (Pilot)
No armour
Pistol (3 full clips)

And the facehugger victims...

Sergeant Ian Stevens, (Sniper)
Armour
4 Grenades

Private Luke Zephaniah, (Rifleman)
No Armour
No Weapons

SPARE WEAPONS AND EQUIPMENT IN THE APC:

1 Flame Thrower
3 Flamer Refills
1 Pulse Rifle
3 Pulse Rifle Mags
4 Grenades
1 Portable Welder
1 Motion Tracker
1 First Aid Kit

Anything else you might need, you're going to have to find in the colony.

[Edited by Flark on Tuesday, July 26, 2005 10:58 AM]

Black_Plague
07/26/2005 9:05 AM

what gave me away?

Flark
07/27/2005 9:25 AM

Shit, someone's been busy! Tamachi, you seem to have poked BP into really stirring things up this time!

BP...Would you mind just clearing things up a bit in the OOC about that last post.
What exactly did you just do? And was that message to the team sent over the radios or the colony's loudspeakers. Cheers.

Black_Plague
07/27/2005 12:22 PM

dont poke me.

Ok, I blew up the ammo dump, essentially crippling the climate controll. so theres no air conditioning and the air isnt moving anymore. Then that got me wondering, what else can be done, and is anything desperately wrong with the colony. So I ran diagnostics of anything that could melt down. When I found out that the atmoshperic processor was jammed and everything was blocked, I figured that was where the main nest was, because that resin crap the aliens produce can get mighty sticky. So I sealed it off from the rest of the world and forced it to vent all of the coolant in the reactors and cooling systems into the processor, effectively turning it into a big deep freeze and preserving the aliens and the queen. WY will still want to study them. Also neutrilizing any chance of a melt down there.

I changed all the codes and passwords on the computers so Leon could hack into anything else he needed and the team couldn't. That makes it easier for Leon to access information, as he wants the marines to think he thinks their dead.

I froze the radios and placed them under password protection just to keep this discreet. Leon's excuse is to prevent any civilians from picking up on the signal and landing.

The mesage was sent over the colony's loud speakers in case they were inside. Also the other PA terminals are active so you guys can use the loud speakers too.

Flark
07/27/2005 12:30 PM

Thanks for clearing that up BP, appreciated.

Tamachi
07/28/2005 1:46 AM

Yeah, leave it to me to make stir things up, lol...

But yeah, as for my latest post, I wasn't sure where we wanted to go with it, so I left it open. Just bring whichever of your guys out there, hopefully someone that understands the jargon and then jsut tell my character whatever you want...

I didnt want control your characters, but at the same time I wasn't quite sure how else to react to the big explosion thing. I hope that works, if nto just tell me and Ill be glad to change it up to fit things better...

Just kinda flattenin everything out, thanks.

Flark
07/28/2005 10:03 AM

Tamachi that's fine. And for future reference, I don't mind you controlling the NPC's a bit if necessary. You've gained my trust now. :)

Black_Plague
07/28/2005 1:08 PM

sorry about all the technical jargon im spewing, i watch alot of alien and predator movies when im not watching war movies.

Flark
07/28/2005 1:52 PM

No worries BP, it's cool! So long as when needed you clear things up in the OOC, like you did before, then you can post as much technical jargon as you like. :)

Black_Plague
07/28/2005 6:13 PM

Wow, remind me to play on the marine's side next time. declaring war on an entire squadron of marines is WORK. Just a reminder, why Leon's acting like hes hoping your still alive is he isnt sure if you found crowe or not. But with krennon obviously hunting him he might put it together quickly.

Tamachi
07/28/2005 7:38 PM

God, its a damn good thing your character wasn't in any of the movies, lol...

And that works both ways, fighting a mastermind of the Alien world is hell too, not easy in the least bit, so I think I can speak for Flark and I both when I say I feel your pain...

But yeah, dont worry about all the jargon, I wasn't saying it as a putdown or anything, I think its great, just as long as you can break it down into simpler terms. Ive only seen the movies, and Im not sure if Ive even seen all of them, so Im not as versed as others might be.

Black_Plague
07/28/2005 8:11 PM

Heheh, well at least Leon can't control the Aliens, then you'd be screwed.

Flark
07/29/2005 11:48 AM

BP, did you blew up the med lab? Or have you left an explosive behind and just havn't detonated it yet? I'm a little confused?

[Edited by Flark on Friday, July 29, 2005 11:50 AM]

Black_Plague
07/29/2005 2:57 PM

How big a jerk do you think I am? Acctually dont answer that. It's an unarmed grenade. I put it down so I could grab it if nesscessary and then forgot it.

Flark
07/30/2005 6:47 AM


How big a jerk do you think I am? Acctually dont answer that.

:D ha ha, okay I won't say anything...


It's an unarmed grenade. I put it down so I could grab it if nesscessary and then forgot it.

I'm shocked! Garret actually made a mistake? I didn't see that one coming!

Tamachi
07/30/2005 8:06 AM


How big a jerk do you think I am?


*Raises Hand*

'Oh! Oh! Me! Me! Pick me!'

*Continues to wave hand in air with eager face*


Acctually dont answer that.


*Takes hand down with sad look of disappointment on face*

'Dang it, the one question I actually know...'

Naw, Im just messin, but hey, at least now we have something to go on once we get into the med lab. I was kinda wondering what would happen once we got there, but now I think I sorta have an idea. I guess I should say thanks, lol

Black_Plague
07/30/2005 11:15 AM

no prob Tamachi.

Oh and garret just made two more. He left his report on the hanger office's desk and forgot to lock his back door.

Flark
08/03/2005 4:05 AM

Sorry guys but I'm afraid I won't be able to post for the next 3 days after today, as I'm going away.

Sorry.

Flark
08/07/2005 7:38 AM

Guys, I'm just letting you know that I'm going to try a recruitment request for this RP, as I fear our dwindling numbers could eventually lead to the death of it.

With Corporal Smith due to make the transmission request for a rescue ship or back-up, I think that now's probably our only opportunity to try to get some new players involved.

I'm going to post a recruitment request now so that it'll hopefully give us enough time to find some new players.

Arandur
08/09/2005 12:46 AM

Evening lads. I was brought here by an insane curiousity and a zealous love of the first two aliens films... If you want another player then I am definitely game.

Arandur

Flark
08/09/2005 8:28 AM

Welcome aboard, Arandur.

I know you've read the first part, but I'm not sure if you've read the whole RP, so I'll try to briefly sum things up. Feel free to throw any questions at us, and we'll try our best to answer them.

Basically the marine's whole mission has been sabotaged by Garret, a WY agent, (Black_Plague). Now only a few survivors remain, trapped on LV-426. Corporal Smith is currently fixing the off-world antenna in an attempt to call for help.

You can start the RP by recieving his transmission, then coming to the aid of the trapped marines. Obviously LV-426 is pretty isolated, so calling in hundreds of troops for back-up would be pretty unrealistic. More likely Smith would simply call in the nearest vessel to come and pick them up. I don't mind what you want to be; supply ship, salvage team, marines, pirates or anything else you can think of, just not WY! Also, feel free to create some NPC's, as you'll obviously need a crew for your ship.

Just start when whenever you're ready. You can play out the whole distress call from Corporal Smith yourself if you like, or I can play him if you prefer? I really don't mind.

If anyone's not happy with any of this, feel free to voice your opinions.

:)

Black_Plague
08/09/2005 10:21 PM

I supprot Flarks admonishment. Not WY, anything but. This is supposed to be a black bag operation for leon but he made a couple mess ups that exposed him and if WY troops showed up on their doorstep, there might be an open fire fight.

Arandur
08/10/2005 12:57 AM

Couldn't see myself playing a corporate stooge anyway Plague ;)

I was thinking perhaps a less than legal salvage ship with a lucrative Colonial Administration contract, who homed in on the marines ship Halcyon thinking they might have been able to strip it before the authorities arrived. With Stevens' distress call they have kind of panicked themselves into responding to the message...

Sound OK?

Arandur

Flark
08/10/2005 8:40 AM


Sound OK?


Sounds excellent! Post whenever you're ready.

One small point, hope you don't think I'm being picky. It's Corporal Smith sending the distress call, not Sergeant Stevens. I know you're taking in a lot of new information right now. ;)


One last thing. I should let you guys know that Tamachi hasn't quit the RP. He's having internet/computer trouble at the moment, which he's trying to fix asap. He's told me to take over his character if necessary, until he gets back.

Arandur
08/11/2005 1:26 AM

Sounds good Flark. I should have realised it was Smith and not Stevens that was sending the message. As soon as you post his broadcast message I'll drop the first post in ;)

Arandur

Flark
08/11/2005 8:38 AM

Okay matey the message is there for you. Hope that's okay. :)

And welcome back Tamachi! :)

Flark
08/12/2005 11:02 AM

I've just been doing some more research and happen to have stumbled upon something very interesting and useful...

Has anyone heard of/ read/ or happen to own the Colonial Marines Technical Manual.

It's awesome and covers absolutely everything you could ever need to know about Colonial Marines, tactics, squad structures, weapons, equipment, vehicles, and of course the aliens, (and probably a lot more that I forgot to mention). It comes complete with some very nice pictures too.

Damn I wish I'd found this at the start of the RP!

Anyway, you can view it using Acrobat Reader (I recommend you zoom out while scrolling down the pages and zooming back in to view them otherwise it's really slow to scroll).

You need to be quite patient because it does take quite a long time to download (and I've got a really good connection speed too!), but it's definately worth the wait. Once downloaded, make sure you save it so you can view it again without the arduous download.

Here's the link;

(EDIT).

Shit. It didn't work because of the strange format.

You'll have to copy and paste it into your browser instead.

ftp://aliensrpg:omaha@ftp.freeweb.hu:21

(2ndEDIT).

AARGH! Double Shit!

You'll have to copy and paste it and replace :O with : O without the spaces.
Sorry guys, this was meant to be simple!

(3rdEDIT)

Is anyone still awake at this point? ;)

Here I think I've just made things much easier. It's a direct link without the painful download time.
[url:http://pit89.tvn.hu/CMTM.pdf]Colonial Marines Technical Manual[/url]

(4thEDIT)

IT WORKED!!! :D

[Edited by Flark on Friday, August 12, 2005 11:13 AM]

[Edited by Flark on Friday, August 12, 2005 11:19 AM]

[Edited by Flark on Friday, August 12, 2005 11:30 AM]

[Edited by Flark on Friday, August 12, 2005 11:33 AM]

Arandur
08/12/2005 10:37 PM

Better than that Flark I actually own this manual and the short-lived Aliens RPG by Leading Edge games!

Arandur

Black_Plague
08/12/2005 11:29 PM

ILOVEITILOVEITILOVEIT. Now it should be easier to hunt the rest of the marines down

EDIT

Oh poop, it wont load :(

[Edited by Black_Plague on Saturday, August 13, 2005 12:09 AM]

Flark
08/13/2005 12:03 PM


Better than that Flark I actually own this manual and the short-lived Aliens RPG by Leading Edge games!

Stop gloating Arandur, you're making me jealous! ;)


Oh poop, it wont load

Really? That last clicky link works for me just fine. Have you tried the first copy and paste method too, because it comes from a completely different source? Remember it takes quite a long time, and you also need to have Acrobat reader for both of them.

[Edited by Flark on Saturday, August 13, 2005 12:06 PM]

Tamachi
08/13/2005 1:31 PM

Awesome, Im tryin to download it now but I can't gaurantee anything cause Im on my grandmothers computer, and she is psycho about downloading things, but anyways...

Would it be possible for an armor piercing round from say my sniper rifle to pass through one of those hangar doors, possibly the one that is seperating me and Smith from Leon and Krennon, without being called cheap? Im just making sure in case the option does surface. Thanks...

Flark
08/13/2005 1:48 PM

Tamachi, so I'm guessing the yellow clicky link didn't work for you either? Wierd.

As for that round going through the door...I'm not sure? I'll look into it. Hey maybe there'll be something in the CMTC that could help us decide... BP? Arandur? Any major objections with the idea?

EDIT

This is the official Colonial Marine sniper rifle that Ripkins is using.

The M42A 10mm Scope Rifle is the weapon of the marine sniper, and has a scope which can be set to such settings as Night Vision, Infra-Red/Thermal, or UV light. The M42A comes with a sound and light suppressor, and is typically used with a bipod.

[Edited by Flark on Saturday, August 13, 2005 2:00 PM]

Tamachi
08/13/2005 2:00 PM

Well it worked its just taken forever, but Im still tryin nonetheless. By the way, what do the sound and light supressors do, lol? I didnt get to read about those.

Flark
08/13/2005 2:08 PM

I've just edited that post above, because I wasn't sure at first if that was the actual rifle that you were using, but I went back and re-checked your original character post to confirm it.

Anyway, yeah it took me an awful long time too. Once you've done you can save it and it loads really quickly then.

Also, maybe double check that clicky link once you've done it...I've got a sneaky suspicion...

Black_Plague
08/13/2005 10:25 PM

Clicky link only loads a little piece of page and then stops. as for the 10mm slug, it wouldn't pierce the hanger doors. their built to restrain explosions to prevent mass destruction of all landing bays in case of terrorist attack. Although I can't see a reason why the vents would be armored. Maybe the vent housings. The problem is theres no way to see through the walls, youd be shooting blind.

Tamachi
08/14/2005 4:27 PM

Yeah, but I figured if the bullets could pierce it then my thermals could see through it, but since they cant then yes, I would be shooting blind. Ill just have to figure something else out. Gives me something to do between naps at school and flirting with the girls, eh?

Black_Plague
08/14/2005 6:12 PM

besides work huh. Hey flark, neither of your provided links function for me, so how did you come across the manula and ill warm up google.

Flark
08/15/2005 9:53 AM

Hmm...I stole it from this Colonial Marines RP site I'd just found. I copied the links exactly so I can't see any reason why they would work for you there, but not here. Here's a link to it so you can try yourself anyway.
[url:http://p098.ezboard.com/falienscolonialmarinecorpsrpgfrm11]Colonial Marines Technical Manual Upload[/url]

By the way...abandon my RP to join this better one and I WILL come looking for you to drag you back here! :D

Seriously though, I am considering trying to join this other RP once we've completed this one. It seems like it's run to a very high standard, so I think this is good practice as they seem quite picky about who they let join in. Take a look, tell me what you guys think?

Black_Plague
08/15/2005 9:40 PM

HOTCHA!!!!! it looks interesting, heheh, BYE! no I kid.

Tamachi
08/18/2005 6:36 PM

Hey B_P, Im just making sure I got this straight. What door are you watching, the door to Krennon or the door to the hangar? I wasn't quite sure. Thanks...

Black_Plague
08/18/2005 11:23 PM

The main hanger entry, the one that faces the outside that ships enter through.

Flark
08/19/2005 4:26 AM

Guys, I think I see the confusion here.

Garret is inside the hanger, watching the hanger door with his rifle ready. But he can also see the APC through one of the cameras, this was the door he was refering to seeing opening, as he was assuming that Ripkins was due to jump out of the APC in the next few seconds.

Don't worry Tamachi, Garret won't be able to shoot at you until you're inside the hanger, correct BP?

Also don't forget there's meant to be aliens lurking outside the hanger, so you've got quite a task here Tamachi!

Black_Plague
08/20/2005 11:31 AM

Garret's gonna have to wait until Tamachi's fellow is in the hanger before he starts taking shots. And the aliens were all at the side entrances, so there should be time to get in and hit the close door button, although large doors take time to close.

Flark
08/21/2005 9:16 AM

Guys, I'm posting to explain about an idea of how to deal with the commencing conflict between Garret and Ripkins.

Since I don't really want to lose any of the player characters, I've came up with an idea to have Ripkins capture Garret alive and bring him aboard the Fringe Runner.

Once in space, we can have the aliens hatch from the three impregenated soldiers, which I'll deal with. Then Tamachi, Arandur and co will have the difficult task of trying to deal with the aliens without damaging the hull. They'll be forced to consult the expertise of Garret on how to deal with the problem. I'm sure he'll be able think of a way to convince you that your only chance of survival is to let him help you deal with the aliens himself.

How does that sound, ok?

I think BP has a more detailed idea to do with the actual conflict between Garret and Ripkins, so I'll hand over to him now.

Black_Plague
08/21/2005 1:12 PM

Leon's perched ontop of his shuttle right now, waiting for Ripkins to move in. However Krennon's sitting smack dab infront of the hanger door, with a big face hugger latched onto him. Now undoubtably most people would make their way to Krennon's side to try and help him, and Leon enjoys sneaking up on people. The only thing is Leon forgot to tuck his boot laces in when he was gearing up and as such, hes going to trip and knock himself out.

Also, when Garret was dragging out the egg crate to impregnate Krennon, he pulled out a few crates of weapons to get the egg, similar to the pulse guns from Minority report, which are designed to kill aliens without splashing acid everywhere. I'm thinking maybe a couple of cryo-technic weapons and a few spread guns (the little ratchety pulse weapons) as well as some other goodies Yutani weapon corps would have developed. I'll make up a quick list.

Cryo-Units- 3
Sonic grenades- 20
Spread Guns- 10
Sonic Stunners- 4
Stilletto rifles ( massively automatic alien shredders, although these'd make em resemble a swiss cheese)- 1
Acid resistant knives- 10
Arc Tazers- 6

Sounds like a decent set up to kick some alien ass, although we wouldn't want it to be too easy so maybe grab a couple of these.

Tamachi
08/21/2005 4:32 PM

Well guys, we can either do it that way, which is fine with me, but upon reading and thinking I had another idea...

Since my rifle needs a mount of some sort with my arm, I figured once Ripkins jumps out of the APC, he'll have his pistol drawn. He'll shoot a few down, have a jam since the pistol is shooting armor piercing rounds, throw a grenade and then high tail it to a ladder that leads to an upper level of the hangar. From there I could open the door once I dispatched of the rest of the aliens on the ground, and then see Garret through me Night Vision scope and fire a tranq at him...

I just figured that would be a bit more realistic, but honestly its up to you guys. I just thought this way I could get my pistol jam out of the way, possibly use the welder and dispatch of Garret for the moment. What do you guys think?

Black_Plague
08/21/2005 7:18 PM

Hangers usually arent multi leveled, in fact usually in the case of hovering ships they dont even have roofs, although this is a front entry one. Besides, Garret already welded all the vents into the hanger with a fusion cutter, youd make too much noise coming in and Garret would shoot you, although I'm open for other ideas if anyone has any, and it is Flark's thread too so its ultimately up to him.

Tamachi
08/21/2005 9:05 PM

Well Ill keep thinking, I dont have time to reply right now but Ill think all day tomorrow of new ideas. Would my rifles thermals or any other scopes be powerful enoguh to penetrate the walls of the hangar? I didnt htink so, but Im just making sure.

Black_Plague
08/21/2005 10:38 PM

No, we established that the thermals wouldnt penetrate the walls and Leon would only show up on thermal as hes not projecting light and his visor is running on hardly any energy around. Besides, thermal in general only sees the closest heat sources above a certain temperature and not through things, which is why plexiglass is good for hiding from splinter cells and bug hunters alike. Damn those shadownet spies, er sorry. I think theres only one way in right now, but remember, I controll Leon so I can make him trip over his own feet, which I intend to do.

Flark
08/22/2005 4:54 AM

Guys. I really don't mind which way you choose to do it. It might be my thread, but they're your characters so I'll leave it up to you to decide.

Also, I must tell you that I go on vacation for a week tomorrow, so I won't be posting for a little while. Therefore, feel free to take your time over your little fight.

Tamachi, if you all end up waiting on me, feel free to control Smith and the others in the APC to come and pick you up or whatever.

Just remember to go along with Smith's story to the crew of the Fringe Runner, and to hide any facehuggers from them when you're loading the 'casualties' aboard. The most plausable excuse would be to cover their faces and say that they're suffering from burns.

Stevens is conscious now, but not feeling too great, while the facehugger could possibly have released itself from Zeph by now if you like.

See you all soon.

_Anubis_
08/23/2005 8:17 PM

Hey...peoples....I-er-long story, first my own computer broke and all that good stuff, and the computer I'm usung now is the laptop in a Utah State Troopers car, so I don't have long, but I am pretty sure that I will be gone for a while so...yeah, you can just kill my guy or uh make him an NPC...gotta go...Vanilla Coke is made of pandas! Tell the people!

Tamachi
08/27/2005 10:08 PM

Uhhh... Which brings me to my next point... Dont do crack!

That sucks though, Ill leave that up to Flark or B_P to decide though, since its Flarks post and B_P is the Aliens expert.

Flark
08/30/2005 3:32 PM

Hi Anubis. Intriguing story. Shame you didn't have time to tell us a bit more. Thanks for letting us know what happend (sort of).


Vanilla Coke is made of pandas! Tell the people!

I'll be sure to tell everyone that.

Black_Plague
08/30/2005 6:34 PM

AH! He's back. Now would someone post? This thread is insanely fun.

Flark
08/31/2005 4:45 AM

I thought you guys would have had your little fight done and dusted by now. No matter.
I suppose we're just waiting on Tamachi to whup you BP :D

Also, I hear that Arandur's having computer trouble now. It seems like everyone's having their turn with that. Hope he gets back soon.

Tamachi
08/31/2005 8:20 PM

Well my modem died, but I think with a call to my ISP itll be up and running again, but anyways, Im at my grandmothers for the time being (With DSL thank God!) and I can post for a bit...

Glad to have you back though Flark, I'd hoped to get our fight done and over with as well, but with the modem messing up and me not having much time to call Ive been rather busy, sorry B_P. But hey, let's get this show rolling!

Flark
09/28/2005 8:09 AM

AAARRRGH!!! Where did everyone go!!!??? Tamachi?? BP?? Arandur??

_Anubis_
10/06/2005 6:33 PM

Hello? Hello? when was the last time someone posted? well, I still dont got much time, but I can tell you this, Ihavesomevirusonmycomputerthatkeepsskrewingitupanditturnsitoffalot
tooandIthinkI'veheardofitbeforebutIcantquirteputmyfingeronwhatitwas
calledbutyeahyoumayhavetowaittilligettohawaiitohearfrommeagainand
funnystorytheirshippingmetohawaiinowandimsuprisedistillknowmyname
andpasswordforthisplace

oh and i also hope you told the RE:warren city guys about me too, and about the vanilla coke thing, IT TRUE! they may not admit it but its sooo true....gota go

[Edited by Dream_Knight on Thursday, October 13, 2005 7:51 PM]

Tarott
10/07/2005 12:13 AM

Hey, Guys. Mind if I join in?

Name: Davian Shrike
Occupation: Mercenary
Speciality: Stealth
BIO: Davian Shrike was abandoned at 3, left to live alone in the cold, dank recesses of the world. He barely scraped along, until he met a man simply called Servo. Apparently, he was a rogue android, and when Davian was 13, Servo was reposessed by Wayland company. This was before it melded into the second part of the new company. Ever since, he has been working to gain the money to buy back Servo. He was sent to this colony to eliminate the colonial marines, but after seeing what else there was, he decided to think about a truce. He has not decided yet, so meanwhile he will continue his mission.
Items: Cloak, Battle armour, Sound and Smell dampeners, Dual M192 Assault pistols (Silenced), Dual stunprods, set to Deadly, 12 Frag Grenades, 15 clips of ammo, 100 shuriken (poisoned), 1 katana

Flark
10/07/2005 4:24 AM

Hi Anubis. You were the last one I would have expected to turn up here. It's nice to hear from you anyway. Your character's still alive you know. He's still stranded inside that Hydro plant. I do hope you sort out your computer soon. You know it's really just messed up our OOC boards, I don't know how you did that. Anyway mate, make sure you come back once you have fixed things and have a bit more time.

Flark
10/07/2005 4:35 AM


Hey, Guys. Mind if I join in?

I'm really sorry Tarott, but this RP isn't going anywhere at the moment. Until Tamachi or Black_Plague (who are the two main characters) return, it will have to remain on hold.

Again, sorry Tarott. I'll inform you if we ever do get going again.

Tarott
10/07/2005 6:02 AM

ok thnx anyway

_Anubis_
11/17/2005 4:48 PM

Wow! Really? I wounder if they'll sue me or sumthin... whatever, I dont think I will get a NEW computer until I move to hawaii, which will be like summer 2006 and I hope you told the RE warren city guys this too Flark see ya.

Flark
11/18/2005 7:56 AM


Wow! Really? I wounder if they'll sue me or sumthin..

I shouldn't think so, looks like Chung turned up and fixed your post for you. It was all down to the extra long word I suspect.


I hope you told the RE warren city guys this too Flark

Ooops... Forgot about that...


see ya.

Adios amigo...

Tamachi
01/18/2006 12:08 PM

Alright guys, sorry about all the internet trouble and the like, but I'm back now, and I figured I'd post in here to tell everyone that. I dunno if it'll mean much to anyone, but if anyone has been interested while I've been gone, this may mean something after all...

Anyways, sorry 'bout the troubles Flark, I guess we'll just see how it turns out, eh?

Flark
01/18/2006 12:25 PM

Thanks for the post Tamachi. As you probably know, Black_Plague and the likes have long since disappeared, so I doubt this RP will ever be completed. Anyway, it's great that you're back and I'm looking forward to seeing you around again! :)

EDIT: Dude, check out the dates. This RP was ONE DAY away from being archived! Good timing!!!

[Edited by Flark on Wednesday, January 18, 2006 12:39 PM]

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