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// MISSION: OROS_

// MISSION: OROS_




Welcome to our first real plot! We hope you're as excited about it as we are. We're going to be running events a little differently than the standard event post/mingle log combination. Because this is our first event, there might be a few hiccups in how it's organized and managed. Please bear with us if something occurs and we'll get it sorted out as fast as possible!

We'll be asking for feedback on the event after it's over, so please let us know what you think. If things worked out, great! If something didn't work out or you thought something was too complicated or frustrating, we want to know that too! But, we will cover that more once this event has been closed.

For now, please read this post in its entirety before asking questions! We are trying to be as transparent as possible and give everyone all necessary information.

➣ General Info
Starting on JANUARY 9TH, the fleet will enter orbit around OROS. It is an ancient desert planet inhabited by Trilk and Feks. For several hundred years, they have been at peace, which has been brokered under the Einides Plains Treaty. Except something seems to have gone wrong and a civil war has broken out. Immediately, characters will have a message sent to their communicator directly from the captain.
PASSENGERS,
EFFECTIVE IMMEDIATELY, WE ARE ACCEPTING VOLUNTEERS FOR A RETRIEVAL MISSION. THREE SMALL TEAMS WILL BE DEPLOYED WITHIN THE NEXT TWENTY FOUR HOURS. ALL TEAMS WILL EXIT THE ELUVIO AND BE DROPPED PLANETSIDE. PROVISIONS WILL BE PROVIDED.

ALPHA TEAM: ACCEPTING VOLUNTEERS OF THOSE WHO ARE EXPERIENCED IN HEAVY ARMS COMBAT. VOLUNTEERS ARE EXPECTED TO WORK AS A TEAM, FOLLOW ORDERS IF/WHEN GIVEN, KNOW HOW TO HANDLE VARIOUS FIREARMS. THIS TEAM WILL BE PROTECTING BETA TEAM AND THE RELIC. PLEASE REPORT TO LT. DOWNS IN THE ARMORY.

BETA TEAM: ACCEPTING VOLUNTEERS OF THOSE WHO ARE EXPERIENCED IN INFILTRATION AND SMALLER AMMUNITIONS. THERE WILL BE AT LEAST SIX DIFFERENT SYSTEMS TO BREAK THROUGH WITHOUT BEING DETECTED. THIS TEAM WILL BE HEADING DEEP UNDERGROUND IN ORDER TO RETRIEVE THE RELIC. PLEASE REPORT TO LT. JAMES IN THE FLIGHT DECK.

GAMMA TEAM: ACCEPTING VOLUNTEERS OF RESEARCHERS. NO EXPERIENCE REQUIRED. VOLUNTEERS WILL BE EXPECTED TO COMPLETE SMALL OPERATIONS OVER THE COURSE OF THE MISSION PARAMETERS. MAY BE REQUIRED TO RETRIEVE SAMPLES. PLEASE REPORT TO LT. JACKSON IN RESEARCH.

Characters will be free to choose if they would like to participate in any branch of this mission.

  • ICly, they'll be interviewed by the lieutenant to whom they report in order to determine if they're qualified to join the team. All interviews are handwaved, with the assumption that the lieutenant asks a lot of questions about the character's skills and experience and ends with giving the character a portfolio with their assignment and objectives.
  • ICly, team leaders will be named when the teams are assembling in the hangar to head down to the LZ. OOCly, team leaders will be chosen by RNG from the pool of characters who are volunteered for the role.
  • OOCly, team leaders will be chosen through RNG from the pool of characters who sign up for the team and indicate that they want to be considered for selection.

  • Further below we will break down each team and what their duties will contain.

    There will be no single group log for the event! You'll be able to make your own logs and network posts as necessary. Please tag event-related posts to the network or log communities with the !event tag for easy identification. These have been added to both the network and log communities!

    There will be two communication filters for characters who are heading down to Oros: team-locked posts and general posts.
    • Team-locked posts will be accessible only to members of the character's team. This way characters can ICly coordinate and speak to teammates without having to go to individual contact posts. When making a team-locked network post, please specify what team it is for in the subject line: Alpha, Beta, or Gamma.
    • General posts will be accessible to all characters in the game, whether they're on the planet or still in space.

    Because this isn't a social visit, only characters who are participating in the mission in some form or other will be able to go to the planet. Characters who are not part of the three teams will not be able to go to the planet.

    ➣ Teams
    ALPHA TEAM
    This team will be compromised of characters who are experienced in combat. It will be expected for characters to know how to use various kinds of weapons (guns, explosives, knives, and so on). If they do not know how to fight, they will not be selected for the team. So, please only volunteer your character if they have proper experience!

    Their mission objective will be protection of Beta Team without question. Alpha Team will take point the majority of the travel distance to keep a clear path for Beta. Members of Alpha will be expected to kill without question or hesitation. Above all, Beta and the Relic must be protected at all costs.

    The chosen team captain will have to work very closely with the chosen team captain of Beta Team to coordinate movements and make sure they are progressing as a cohesive unit.

    Please fill out the following form if you have a character suited to Alpha Team and reply HERE:


    BETA TEAM
    This team will be compromised of characters who can infiltrate areas without being caught. Spy types, quiet types, and so on. If your character is loud, clumsy, or a lone wolf type, this is not the team for them. Hackers are a very big plus for this team!

    Their mission objective will be to closely work together as a team to figure out a way past the alien systems to get to the heart of the Trilk base to retrieve the Relic and the best way to transport it back to the Eluvio.

    The chosen team captain will have to work very closely with the chosen team captain of Alpha Team to coordinate movements and make sure they are progressing as a cohesive unit.

    Please fill out the following form if you have a character suited to Beta Team and reply HERE:


    GAMMA TEAM
    This team will be compromised of anyone who wishes to go planet side but doesn't fit the requirements for Alpha or Beta. These characters will be given their operations by Lt. Jackson and sent down to Oros to complete them. These operations are at the character's own risk! They may be provided protection by means of a weapon, but will have no further chaperone to aid if something goes wrong. These operations can be done at any time during the overall mission, but must be completed by the mission end to count.

    Please see further below on the objectives available and how to complete them!


    When signing characters up for teams, please choose the team that best fits your character's skills, abilities, and temperament. As this is a top priority assignment, the crew isn't messing around and won't be playing fast and loose with assignments. We'll be looking over sign ups and if your character's abilities and experience don't jell with the requirements of the team you sign up for, we'll ask you to choose another team. Otherwise, we'll be responding with a note that the character was accepted onto the team by the lieutenant in charge.

    Sign ups for teams will close at 8:00PM EST on Monday, January 9th. If you haven't signed up by then, your character will not be able to participate. Once sign ups close, we'll be RNGing the team leaders and informing the teams of who their leaders are.

    ➣ Alpha Team Mission
    Alpha Team will have the busiest job of all the teams. Not only do they have to keep Beta Team protected and provide cover whenever necessary, but they have to keep off encroaching Trilk and Feks (because they definitely are coming)! The landscape of Oros isn't a kind one and Alpha Team will have to mow down everything in their path, be it aliens, trees, walls, or miscellany.

    Due to Alpha Team forging the way for the mission, they will set the pace and Beta Team must follow. Once they reach the Trilk homebase, Alpha will remain outside the walls and ward off any encroaching alien units. They are not to follow Beta Team inside!

    Before leaving the Eluvio, each character who is chosen for the team will be provided with:
    • 1 rocket launcher with 3 rockets
    • 1 hardlight knife
    • 1 handgun plus extension and silencer with 4 additional magazines
    • 1 laser gun that holds a terrible charge and will run out before the mission's end
    • 3 fragmentation grenades, 3 incendiary grenades, 2 flash bangs

    Characters will be able to scavenge for additional weaponry once they are on Oros. Both the Trilk and Feks have weapons native to their species. More information can be found HERE. It is entirely possible to run out of ammunition during the mission, so use everything wisely!

    From JANUARY 11TH-FEBRUARY 18TH Alpha Team will be leading the way through the terrain. What they encounter is up to you. What happens is up to you. If Alpha Team and Beta Team wish to split into two groups and flank from different directions, that's fine! You must coordinate between the teams! That is absolutely required. It won't help if Alpha Team is traveling in one direction and Beta Team is staying behind then goes somewhere else. It isn't required for teams to thread with one another (but certainly will count), but team leaders must communicate with their teams and leader of the opposing team!

    In order for participation to count, we must be linked to an action thread of AC length in either community. This can be done in a group log of 3+ or a regular log. Remember it needs at least 5 comments from each character participating!

    Please keep in mind that this is a group mission. You'll need to communicate and coordinate with the rest of the players participating on this team. There are no lone wolves. The entire group will either succeed or fail together. Whether Alpha team's mission succeeds or fails is entirely up to the group. You can play it however you'd like, just be sure that everyone involved is working together and on the same page.

    If the mission's a success, the characters involved will be rewarded once all is said and done with an extravagant sum added to their bank account and a choice of a weapon from the armory.

    If the mission's a failure, you'll find out what happens on February 17th.

    ➣ Beta Team Mission
    Beta Team has, perhaps, the most important job of all the teams participating. Which is why they need to work closely with Alpha Team and follow their lead for their own protection. It will only help in the long run!

    For the most part their mission objective will be the same as Alpha Team, to just make it to the Trilk homebase alive. Once they reach the walls, this is where they split. Beta Team will advance through six different security checkpoints. What they are is left up to the players to decide, what the inside of the base looks like is up to players to decide, but just be sure the rest of the team is made aware so there aren't any mix ups! Entering this base will not be the easiest task to complete, but it is imperative Beta Team collects the Relic! Once it is safely in their possession, it's time to get their asses the hell out of there!

    Both teams will rendezvous and hit the ground running toward the extraction point. No matter what happens on the way out, they have to protect that Relic all the way back to the ship.

    Before leaving the Eluvio, each character who is chosen for the team will be provided with:
    • 1 hardlight knife
    • 1 handgun plus extension and silencer with 4 additional magazines
    • 1 sniper rifle and 3 magazines total (each round only has four bullets)
    • 3 fragmentation grenades, 3 incendiary grenades, 2 flash bangs

    From JANUARY 11TH-FEBRUARY 18TH Alpha Team will be leading the way through the terrain. What they encounter is up to you. What happens is up to you. If Alpha Team and Beta Team wish to split into two groups and flank from different directions, that's fine! You must coordinate between the teams! That is absolutely required. It won't help if Alpha Team is traveling in one direction and Beta Team is staying behind then goes somewhere else. It isn't required for teams to thread with one another (but certainly will count), but team leaders must communicate with their teams and leader of the opposing team!

    In order for participation to count, we must be linked to an action thread of AC length in either community. This can be done in a group log of 3+ or a regular log. Remember it needs at least 5 comments from each character participating!

    Please keep in mind that this is a group mission. You'll need to communicate and coordinate with the rest of the players participating on this team. There are no lone wolves. The entire group will either succeed or fail together. Whether Beta Team's mission succeeds or fails is entirely up to the group. You can play it however you'd like, just be sure that everyone involved is working together and on the same page.

    If the mission's a success, the characters involved will be rewarded once all is said and done with an extravagant sum added to their bank account and a choice of a weapon from the armory.

    If the mission's a failure, you'll find out what happens on February 17th.

    ➣ Gamma Team Mission

    Gamma Team will be given side operations that must be completed by the end of the mission. Not everything needs to be done and characters can absolutely botch, fail, and otherwise screw up the operations. Or successfully complete them. It's your call. Not every operation needs to be done, these are just here for other things to do besides the current larger mission objective. Characters can work in teams or solo, depending on the operation.

    A bonus will be rewarded to the characters who complete operations. To receive the bonus, operations must be threaded and reach AC length to be considered. These are first come first served, so please only undertake an operation if you are going to have time to complete it! Players are required to link their completed missions below! It is your responsibility as we will not be checking behind or reminding you. If you do not link a thread, a reward will not be gained! As a note, the threads themselves do not have to be finished when the link is submitted, but does have to be AC length (which means five comments per character) in an action thread!

    IMPORTANT POINTS TO NOTE:
    • Sign ups will remain open for these until JANUARY 9TH and then be closed! So get your requests in as soon as possible!
    • There will be no deaths on these operations!
    • Injuries are fine but nothing life threatening, so please use your own discretion!
    • Please remember that in order for these to count, you must thread them out!


    THERE'S NO SENSE IN GETTING KILLED BY A PLANT
    On this operation, characters will be sent down to Oros to collect samples of four different plants. A map with their locations will be given to those who embark on this journey. They are to collect a live sample along with a separate sample of seeds. Equipment to scan the fauna for information and collect the samples will be provided. Images of the plants will be sent to the communicators of those going on this operation along with bare bone information provided by the Research Department. They are not very clear or good. Further information about the plants can be learned once characters are planetside and can be found HERE. It will be up to you if or how characters find out.
    TIMELINE: January 11th-Feburary 2nd - This means the operation can be done and concluded between this timeframe. It doesn't and shouldn't take the entire time.
    REWARD: A hefty sum to their bank account, a poison elixir recipe and three vials


    TO LEARN HOW TO FIND, ONE MUST LEARN HOW TO HIDE
    This operation requires two characters. They will be given a map of a previously uncharted area along with a small, non descriptive device. For several days it may seem as if nothing can be found, then the device will give off a low beep. The team must chart the area and will discover a hidden entry to a deep cave. What they find inside is up to you, just please keep in mind the atmosphere and landscape of the planet itself. They are given explicit directions to find an out of the way area and bury that device before making their way back to the ship. This mission has the possibility to fail! It is entirely up to the players.
    TIMELINE: February 3rd-5th - This is a timed mission and will take the three days. One for travel from their drop point, one for exploration to discover the location, one for travel back to their pick up point.
    REWARD: A hefty sum to their bank account, a bag of gems native to Oros


    A GOOD MANY DRAMATIC SITUATIONS BEGAN WITH SCREAMING
    Characters on this operation will be given plenty of tools to scout the terrain. The goal for this operation is to get a better picture of the land itself and fill in the maps for the Research Department better than they were before. They are asked to bring back samples of soil, sand, moss, any form of grass that may exist on the barren land, and water. This mission also has the possibility of failure and is entirely up to the players to decide.
    TIMELINE: January 11th-February 11th - This means the operation can be done and concluded between this timeframe. It doesn't and shouldn't take the entire time.
    REWARD: A hefty sum to their bank account, a case of 6 marble sized anti-matter grenades


    GREED CAN BE A VERY POWERFUL ALLY
    Characters embarking on this operation will be gathering information on the Trilks. They reside mainly on the western side of the planet. While basic information exists about the species, the Research Department would like more. A basic outline of the species can be found HERE. The rest, you can fill in yourselves! Our only request is that you keep it in line with the information already provided.
    TIMELINE: January 11th-January 26th - While this doesn't need to take the entire period, it can if you want it to. Characters will just absolutely have to be back aboard the Eluvio by the 26th.
    REWARD: A hefty sum to their back account, a traditional Trilk bracelet made of bone and iron


    WE ARE DREAMERS, SHAPERS, SINGERS, AND MAKERS
    Characters embarking on this operation will be gathering information on the Feks. They reside mainly on the eastern side of the planet. While basic information exists about the species, the Research Department would like more. A basic outline of the species can be found HERE. The rest, you can fill in yourselves! Our only request is that you keep it in line with the information already provided.
    TIMELINE: January 11th-January 26th - While this doesn't need to take the entire period, it can if you want it to. Characters will just absolutely have to be back aboard the Eluvio by the 26th.
    REWARD: A hefty sum to their back account, a traditional Fek necklace made of a delicate chain that appears to be gold and a strange hologem disk


    If you would like to claim an operation, please use this first form and reply HERE.


    Upon operation completion, please comment HERE under the proper heading!


    ➣ Event Timeline
    JANUARY 9TH - The fleet will enter orbit around Oros. Team sign ups and mission objectives will be discussed with the characters by the lieutenants in charge.

    JANUARY 11TH - Characters participating in the mission will be taken to the planet's surface as early as possible. Those who have committed will have received all provisions the previous day.

    JANUARY 11TH TO FEBRUARY 18TH - The bulk of the mission and operations will occur during this time period.

    FEBRUARY 15TH - The outcomes of all missions are due and must be submitted under their appropriate comment heading HERE.
    While threads don't necessarily have to be completed by this date, they should be far enough along that all teams can report in with what the outcomes are. If you don't submit your thread links and outcomes by this date, they will be considered failures. We will not be accepting submissions after February 15th, so make sure someone on your team is around to submit things.

    FEBRUARY 17TH - We will be posting the information for the end phase of the mission to the OOC community.

    FEBRUARY 18TH - FEBRUARY 28TH - Aftermath of the mission.
    Further details will follow on February 17th, after the results of all the missions are compiled.

    ➣ Penalties
    Because player participation directly affects the course and outcome of the plot, we ask that you be sure you're going to have the time and ability to take part in what you sign up for. If you're unsure of your tagging availability, please don't sign up for critical missions or plot roles.

    Players who sign up for plots and then fail to participate will be ineligible to sign up for the next two consecutive mod plots.

    However, we understand that life happens. If you sign up and something happens that will prevent or limit your participation, please contact us as soon as possible so that we can offer the space or role to another player. Failure to notify us of such circumstances will count as non-participation and the two event ineligibility will stand. We won't be honoring notifications of non-participation after the fact.

    ➣ Additional Details

    Please use this post for questions, sign ups, and plotting.

    As you're completing threads and missions, please submit them to THIS POST under the appropriate comment heading. The information you provide on this post is what we're going to be using to determine the outcome of the event on February 17.

    We encourage you to be creative during this plot by using the information that we've provided about the planet and nature of the mission. You don't need to ask us if it's all right to have a run-in with a giant reptilian monster or if your research group can find a specific kind of plant or anything of that nature. We want you as players to be able to contribute to and alter environments of the game as a whole. So if you want your research team to find a purple fern-like plant that induces temporary invisibility in whoever ingests it, that's great! As long as it fits within the framework we've provided, doesn't kill any player characters, or break the game the answer is yes.

    IMPORTANT NOTE: We're noticing that there's a very high interest in Beta team, however, everyone can't be on that team or the mission will fail outright. If there's still a large disparity between the members of Alpha and Beta when sign ups close, we will be RNGing characters for the team. How many slots will be determined by the number of characters in the game and the number who signed up for Alpha. We didn't expect interest for one team over another to be so high. So we wanted to make everyone aware of this potential change in the team as soon as possible.


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