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Zooming into a nearby galaxy, the ship’s FTL engines whirred and slowed to a stop. The Expedient Ascertainment, a Kalaedan research ship, began toward its destination. The ship’s target location was a deathworld, a planet with such inhospitable conditions, that it’s deemed useless or too dangerous by other races. Kalaedans are interested in these planets for their cheap materials, mainly to transmute them into starplatinum.

“Knyaz Adamska,” The navigator started, “We have two options here, there’s a massive asteroid belt on our course, we could try to maneuver through it, or we could go around it.”

Adamska put his hand on his chin, the tall figure’s skin shone brilliantly in the well-lit navigation quarter. “We’ll brave the asteroid field, going around would cost us weeks, and the refuel stations are too far back for us to waste time.”

The navigator glanced back at his terminal, “Alright Knyaz Adamska, on your orders.” He then began relaying instructions to his team.

Hours later, the peaceful atmosphere on the ship was destroyed by wailing klaxons. Loud thuds could be heard on certain parts of the ship. They were being boarded.

“Get those damn sirens off!” Adamska screamed at one of the engineers in the navigation deck. The leader placed his hand on his ion pistol, channelling his favor, “Attention all crew, we’re being boarded by an unknown entity, I expect each and every one of you to defend this ship to your last breath,” His commanding voice stirred the entire crew, each of them grabbing something to be used as a weapon.

The insectoids were tearing through the ship’s hull steadily with razor sharp claws. Emergency airlock doors were closed, but many of the creatures made it through. The one’s that couldn’t get through were jettisoned into deep space.

As the Kalaedan research teams were fighting valiantly, the navigation team was planning a daring escape. The ship’s FTL drives were destroyed, and the thrusters were being torn apart by the insectoids. The navigation team put the thrusters into high-gear, and decided to gun it. The ship accelerated to full speed, skimming across the sides of asteroids. The ship was being battered, and things were looking grim.

After hours of bloodshed, the ship’s thrusters died out, and they had cleared the field, but not without taking heavy damage and casualties. Roughly 1/6th of the crew had been wiped out, and only 100 of the soldiers stationed on board were still alive. The engines had failed, and they were stranded.

A distress signal was sent out in all directions, all they could hope for was help to arrive.

“This is Knyaz Adamska, I am the officer in command of the Expedient Ascertainment. I represent Bozhe’s Chosen as the highest ranking official present. We are in grave danger, we were attacked by an insectoid race in an asteroid field. We have sustained heavy losses, and our life support system is failing as we speak. We have cleared the field, but are stranded in deep space. If you are able to help, please respond to our broadcast.”

A figure cloaked in shadows walks down the onyx corridor illuminated by Splen cylinders giving off a yellow orangish glow as he nearing the arc way into the orbital ring command center above Alterea. Within the large circular room there were comms officers were busy at work sending and receiving messages that keep the Dominion functioning and preparing the Dominion for war. The room was abuzz with noise even though not a sound was made, the telepathic conversations between the overseers and the lower comms officers detecting the movement of resources and materials for the Assault fleet . The shadowy figure takes his chair joining the massive conversion with all the other comms officers while overlooking the reports on the holo screen in front of him.

“Commander we are picking up a distress signal from within the green expands, the transmission doesn't seem to be from the 7th legion.” said the low ranking comms officer sending the transmission and the relative data.

Aro reads over the report and listens to the transmission, he opens a comm link to the Archon councils, sending them the information. If the signal was sent by an ally nation responds would have been immediate, but due command position does not allow him to send response fleet without the Archons approval.  

Three of the eleven archons were able to respond to the message. Three crimsons  holo figures appear before commander Aro.

“What is so important that you are to call us out of a closed meeting?” The right Archon asked in a threatening tone

“Forgive the intrusion Archon, but the array picked up a distress signal from an unknown force calling themselves the Bozhe’s chosen, I asked this audience with you to send out a scouting fleet to investigate, as well ask for a delegate to go along with them to start a first contact if we are able to save them.” Aro said bowing his head to the figures.

The crimson figure in the center standing taller than the others “We will allow a small fleet to investigate, assign Capital Justi’Um from the defence fleet and allow him two frigate class ships as escorts.” and with that  the figures disappear.

Commander Aro send a report detailing his mission out to Justi’Um aboard his ship the Ingis’al, while sending a reply to the distress signal sent by the Bozhe’s chosen ship in text only.

< This is the Alterean Dominion, we have received your distress transmission, we are sending a scout fleet to give assistance, stand by, they will be there soon. >

“Captain we are receiving a message from orbital command, it seems we have been given two frigates to investigate a distress signal from within the green expanses.” The comms officer aboard the Ingis’al say while sending the information to his holo screen.

“Understood,  Have the two ships form up on us and have the interceptors prep for attack, raise the shields and open a jump rift close to the location the signal was sent from.” Justi’Um orders and he reads over the report. His orders were carried out and the ships cloaked themselves in the blackness of the void and a rift open before the ship, as if the very fabric of space was being pulled apart, and within seconds the Dominion scout fleet appeared outside an asteroid field.

“Scan the field and open a channel to the Kalaedan ship.” Justi’Um order while reading the incoming data from the scans.

The engineers in the control room notified Adamska as the Dominion ships arrived, who breathed a sigh of relief at the fast response.

The Knyaz established a line of communication with the ships. “Thank you for responding to our distress signal, might I ask who’s representing our saviors?”

While Adamska was not a rude man, he was an especially wary Kalaedan, whose attention to detail has granted him much prosperity in the past. While he did believe that these rescue attempts were genuine, he wasn’t going to be taking any chances.

After relaying this message to the oncoming ships, he turned to the sergeant on board, who was responsible for the troops.

“Make sure all of our boots are combat ready, but keep the ship’s weapon systems offline, this race is alien to us, but we don’t want to leave a bad first impression.” With a salute, the sergeant walked brusquely away.

The Ingis’al scans the astro field locationing the Kalaedan ship, scans indicate that it has heavy damage and it’s engines are offline but the ship has a forward movement.

“Sir the Kalaedans have open a communication line with us, shall I allow it?” the comms officer asks.

“Yes. Lets find out who these people are and what they are doing in this area of space.” Justi’Um says as he listen to the message.

“This is Captain Justi’Um of the Alterean Dominion’s Aust’ral defense fleet, we received your distress signal and are prepared to offer assistants. Can you update us on the status of your vessel so be may best coordinate rescue.” Justi’Um responds to to the unknown voice.

“Our ship has sustained heavy damage, due to an unknown insectoid race residing in the asteroid belts of the Green Expanse.” He stated simply, “We were on our way to investigate a desolate world in this sector of the galaxy.”

“Our engines are failing and our FTL thrusters are destroyed, and our ion thrusters are offline, our life support systems are slowly failing.”

The Knyaz tapped his fingers against the desk, meeting new factions was always a worrisome encounter, he would rather leave politics to other Kalaedans.

Justi’Um nods thinking of how best to handle the situation “We are prepared to open a rift and allow you into our territory. You will be given safe passage and able to my repairs and contact your people to notify them of the situation.”

Adamska pondered the alien’s words for a moment before flipping comms back on. “Alright, I’ll traverse the rift into your territory, I am in your debt.”

The Kalaedan research ship floated on as a gigantic rift opened in front of him, emanating an eerie green light. As the ship flew through the portal, it arrived on the other side, being pulled toward a large station via tractor beams.

The Dominion fleet opens another rift to the same system having sent a message head of the Kalaedan ship tell the station to take them in and allow them access to the large hangar bay for repairs and medical help. The Bozhe ship enters the hanger under the support of the tractor beams, as support crews rush to move in and sucre the ship to grav fields. Security teams move to scanning the hull of the ship checking the damage and to make sure none of the “insectoid race” came with. The scout fleet docks within the hanger and captain Justi’Um and the archons appointed delegate with four royal guards float over to the ship with the drill teams cutting into the hull.

“Well lets see what these Bozhen people look like.” Justi’Um says as he and the others close the gap

“Agreed, Hopefully they are an honorable race.” the masked delegate clad in a crimson robe said in response

As the drills ripped through the hull of the ship, Adamska waited patiently. After a few moments, an exit was created for the Kalaedans. The knyaz ducked through the hole and strode forward.

He had a detachment of infantry follow him, about 5 men, but it was obvious that he was at the mercy of his hosts. The kalaedan bowed as he reached what looked to be an official of the unknown faction, the red trim vibrant against the greys of his uniform

“Allow me to reintroduce myself, in person this time, I am Knyaz Adamska, Captain of the Expedient Ascertainment.”

The cutting crew moved away and other crew stood on the side lines watching. The Royal guard watched the movements of these tall looking human closely.

“It’s a pleasure to be your host while you are within Dominion space. I’m Horren’Um, Archon pointed delegate for this meeting between our two peoples. I wish it was under better circumstances.” Horren’Um said with a light bow.

“With your permission under your people’s supervision we can conduct repairs, and contact your people.” Justi’Um said with a small bow.

“Ah yes, you have my permission to conduct any repairs, i can also open a line to our great Velikii Tsar, Vladimir the Giant Slayer, High Commandant and Leader of Bozhe’s Chosen.” Adamska felt relieved that the first contact politics would be left to a higher up, rather than he.

Adamska pulled out a small card, made of a hard metal, glowing ever so slightly in a dull shade of blue.

“Place your hand upon this, and I’ll channel my favor into it. It will allow us to contact the Velikii Tsar.”

Justi’Um nodded and motioned for the repairs to start as medical teams came into the hanger ready to take the injured into their care. Horren’Um eyed the device carefully before he reaching out to touch it.

Repair teams started to work on the damaged ship, medicines and Hexbots flew about. Med teams moved into the ship and started taking out people in body bags or on stretchers.

After establishing communications with the Velikii Tsar, Horren’Um requested that Vladimir send a representative to the Eques. After around a month of FTL travel and dodging asteroids, the Sanctum, a Kalaedan Frigate arrived at the station. The Kalaedan rep docked on the station, his expectant guests waiting for his arrival. After meeting with Horren’Um, the Kalaedan began speaking of relations.

“First and foremost, I’d like to thank you on behalf of Bozhe’s Chosen, the Expedient Ascertainment arrived safely in Kalaedan territory. I have prepared a non-aggression pact, as well as a trading doctrine for you to look over.” He handed a 10” plasma screen tablet to the Altrean, “And I’ve left my personal contact information on there for you, if you ever need anything from us, we are in your debt.”

Horren’Um took the tablet reading over the contents, before signing it. With the short talks over Horren’Um and Justi’Um had seen the Kalaedan off.
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A Space role-play dedicated to help make friends and to make alliances between empires. A new mysterious Galaxy has appeared called Ancerious and many empires are now trying to exploit its many treasures, both strategically and economically. There are many mysteries in this galaxy ready to be discovered, will you be here to make alliances and allies? Or to destroy and make enemies? It’s all up to you.

Galactic Map: emperormyric.deviantart.com/ar…

current empires:

Union of Worlds: :iconemperormyric:
D.C.I Tenebrae: :icontenebraesrising:
Interstellar Republic of Singapore: :icontarget21:
Drake Empire :iconlordnagaetros:
Capitol: :iconemperormyric:
ShadowBlade: :icondaniellandrom:
Duisternis Dominion: :iconcrystalnexus:
Hjelmsdeläre: :iconvoughtvindicator:
Immortal Empire: :icon0verlordofyou:
Carnaith: :icondaniellandrom:
Trinova: :iconmeowmeowmeow21:
SHEATHES-10: :iconrafael-domination:
Triarch Industries: :iconemperormyric:
Flux Ascendancy: :iconcommodorehorton:
Ancerious Sicarii Order: :iconmijity:
Unitary State of Mineva: :iconmendeddragon:
Bozhe's Chosen: :iconzzaxle:
7th Legion: :iconmadcomm:
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Would players be interested in an increase in the number of ship capacity? (currently 4000) 

35%
7 deviants said Increase to 7000
30%
6 deviants said Increase to 6000
25%
5 deviants said Increase to 5000
10%
2 deviants said Remaining at 4000

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RULES! PLEASE READ!

Section 1: Getting Your Empire Started

“In each sector of this galaxy there may be a people out there taking their first steps to the stars. It is how we treat our younger brethren that determines if they become an agent for the betterment of the galaxy or a terrible blight on its existence. Thus it is all well and good to be great in size, but the measure of a nation is not in the girth of its borders but how it treats its smaller neighbors.” – Emperor Myric, Reflections of a Galaxy, Volume I

1.1: Military Power Limits
New empires that join the Ancerious Galaxy Roleplay start off with a base cap to the number of warships they may deploy within the confines of the Ancerious galaxy itself. This cap is 250 ships and has no effect on what the player has back in their home universe or reality. For reference a warship is a vessel designed to travel in outer space that may or may not be able to land on a planetary surface that is built with the intention of military use and is armed thusly. Civilian vessels whether they are armed or not do not count towards this limit as it takes many civilian ships to maintain the needs of a star empire and its’ military apparatus. In a later section we will discuss what counts as a warship by classification and how to fill out the force declaration list. Once you have fully joined Ancerious you will gain an additional 250 warships each two weeks in real time up to a maximum set limit of 4000. This also goes for reinforcements to losses sustained in galaxy as well and must wait for the end of the two weeks to gain 250 ships back. This amount is not fixed and is being fine tuned.


1.2: Colonization
New Empires also start with 5 solar systems for their beginning territory.
In the same process as is allowed with the increasing of warship numbers, players are allowed to colonize an additional 5 solar systems per two weeks up to a maximum of 50 solar systems. It is left to the player’s discretion as to how the colonized solar systems are arranged and what type they are but the galactic map (The map is a work in progress for note.) will be updated each month in accordance with this fact.

1.3: Super Weapons Limits
Your Empire may also have access to a certain amount of Super Weapon slots. These slots are by no means compulsory and are optional.

Note: Superweapons Rules revised, see section 8A for details

1.4: Required Information Forms
You must also fill in the following entry forms for your empire:
Overall Empire information form:
emperormyric.deviantart.com/ar…

Force Declaration form:
emperormyric.deviantart.com/ar…

Super weapon form (NOT COMPULSORY):
ancerious-galactic.deviantart.…

Biology form (Only required if you have a very alien and diffrent race): emperormyric.deviantart.com/ar…



Section 2:  Alternate Empire Options

"Once one comes two shall follow... It is only a matter of time before flocks of other races both good and evil descend upon this new discovery, War will come to Ancerious. Mark my words it will come..."-- Lord Skullow of Tenebrae privately addressing his subordinates


Players have the option of playing up to two alignment balanced additional factions or empires in addition to their main empire. For instance if your main empire is evil you may play an additional neutral and good aligned empire and vice versa.
These additional empires are for the purpose of aiding to plot development and the maintenance of storyline arcs for the galaxy, but they are not for the use of gaining military or any form of advantage that a player would not normally have. Using alternate empires for the sole purpose of gaining an unfair advantage or cheating to evade the rules is referred to as ‘Milking’ and is strictly prohibited.



Section 3: Fair Play

"Do not believe that you've caught us off guard with such a powerful tool, that you have us already defeated.”– High Exemplar Gravus after the destruction of the Matterforge.

It needs to be said that when role playing with another faction it is best to work together.
Anyone overriding another faction by intimidation out of character or anyone controlling someone else's faction without permission instantly gains a Black mark. These Black marks are given out by administrators to those who have broken the rules and transgressed. If three black marks are by your name you will be kicked from Ancerious after a period of 2 weeks we will offer you a place back in if you apologize and promise not to do so again. BUT you will only have ONE black mark this time. If you transgress again we will permanently kick you from the group.


Section 4: Semi- Limited Galaxy:

"A Million worlds and more to explore... such wonders waiting to be uncovered... And such horrors to be faced. A new galaxy, both a place of wonderful mystery and terrifying evil"-- Former leader of the Cerabian Empire on discovery of Ancerious


For all intents and purposes the Ancerious Galaxy itself is the absolute limit of the game play area. No faction is able to go outside the galactic boundaries and no alternate timeline or reality versions of the Ancerious galaxy exist. This may seem harsh however there is a reason for this and it may even be part of how your people have come to take up residence in the Ancerious Galaxy. This is a weird place after all... However you may have contact with outside parts of your empire (such as you getting your reinforcements etc.) and communications however you may not bring in your entire factions forces etc. You are still restricted to the limits (its assumed your factions main parts are more focused on other things) you may send stuff back and forth but of course has to stay in the limit.

Section 5: The Limits of Belief

"It is obvious we will find others who are radically different out there, but then again... the laws of physics are a harsh mistress, whoever we find will be just as constricted as we are"-- Agion Commander of the ShadowBlade fleet

The Ancerious Galaxy’s role play operates within (mostly) the realm of physics. This means that the basic understood laws of physics are in effect and players should read up on the subject but expect a little movement room for the science fiction effect. For instance light does not instantly travel, it takes time and thus faster then light does not mean instantaneous travel. Inertia, velocity and mass all have effect son objects and thus, there is a set frame of operations that governs the galaxy. This does not mean that anything that is not real cannot be possible. If you have a technology that technically cannot operate in the laws of physics' or for say real life then all you need to do is explain to the administrators how it would work. This is not to so say techno-jargon will save the day but putting time and thought in to the function of said weapon will increase the likely hood of it receiving approval. For example, if a weapon is submitted that does [insert effect here] and should not for some reason work in real life because it operates on some imaginary particles or energy all a player has to do is explain in detail how the weapon should work. Making the weapon or technology sound real and or believable as well as putting some effort into the information presented will go a long way towards approval. This process and the nature of these technologies and or weapons doesn’t mean you can bend or break the rules governing limitations on weapons, warships or other rules in general.


Section 6: Time Travel Technology

"Time. Time is merely another tool to be melded to our will. It was gifted to us by the great Khamood' Ur. Who are we to question our god?" -- Emissary Dyxis to Emperor Myric

Now time travel IS allowed in Ancerious with a whole army of exceptions. I cannot list them all here because I would die of old age (too bad i don't have a time machine BOOM sorry) But You MUST state to an admin that your faction has time capabilities. We don't mean to be harsh but we will only give you time abilities IF you can prove yourself a very good Rper. The damage that someone who has never RPed before having time tech could do is infinite and so consult with an admin. Even if you are granted this you WILL BE WATCHED by the admins. Any wrong move or abuse will be either rectified and we will warn you or you will get a black mark. Time travel is far too powerful in this RP to be abused and so our resident time traveller :iconcommodorehorton: will be on the look out to help those time tech people.
However we will limit time travellers in this RP to only a few good players. Everyone having it just ruins everything.

Section 7: The Specifics of Warships

"I Have a thousand ships at my command! That alone should show our grand purpose! Have mercy for any fool who gets in my way, for I shall not"-- Lord Emperor Garren of Capitol

In more detailed and precise definition a ‘Warship’ is a craft used to wage some form of warfare against an enemy. In the strictest sense it is often a military craft built for that express purpose however, retrofitted civilian craft, pirate vessels and militia vessels can fall under the grouping and if armed for this purpose must be noted within the ship limitations. The warship declaration sheet can be found here:
ancerious-galactic.deviantart.…

The above template is submitted to ancerious when you enter the RP, or for previously existing empires is due as of the public release of this revised rules set. Officially warships fit into the following primary categories but, players are allowed to judge which class their vessels fit into by their nation’s own criteria.

Special Units – Artillery ships, Mobile star bases/Battle fortresses, Space Faring Mechs.

Traditional Warships – Super dreadnought, Dreadnought, Battleship, Battle Cruiser, Carrier, Heavy Cruiser, Cruiser, Light Cruiser, Destroyer, Frigate, Corvette, Sloop, Gunship.

(Please note Ancerious has a limit to warship sizes being 300km maximum, anything over will not be accepted and this limit is for truly large ships, not 'all my cruisers are 200km' please be somewhat sensible with sizes. However starbases etc. may go beyond this size)

Customized warship categories are welcome as well especially in the case of vessels that fall between noted roles and uses. Please try to deploy relatively balanced fleets that consist of a mix of classes and types, as opposed to claiming something ridiculous such as 250 super dreadnoughts. The administrators will often suggest changes or if the list violates balance or fair play rules you may be asked to outright change your listing.
More detailed information on the nature of the force declaration can be found on the force declaration sheer itself.


Section 8: Superweapons in detail

"Let those lapdogs think they have won, give them a few moments of celebration. That is enough, prime the Void Distortion Cannon. Let our enemies burn. But make sure some stay alive, I want word to spread, I want them to fear our power"-- Member of the council of thirteen Carron on the Cerabian fleet

In Ancerious as described in section one you are allowed certain super weapon slots. Because super weapons fit such broad categories and can encompass different things
players often have different concepts and classifications of what a super weapon is or is not. For all intent and purposes Ancerious has a standardized scale setting a basic limit on the classification of super weapons in regards to their destructive force and the number of slots they consume.

[Slot info revised, see section 8A]

Keep in mind these are very rough boundaries for super weapons and thus may be subject to revision at a later date pending the study of their effect on game play. Each player must submit a super weapon’s listing of any super weapons you wish to use in Ancerious so that the administrators can review the weapon and appoint the appropriate cost in slots to your limits. Please use the form included below when submitting a super weapon. Also of note you may only ever have ONE of each super weapon, having multiple of the same class will result in them being additional super weapons and hense filling up more slots (aka you have two slot ones the same this means they take up two slots not one)

Name:
Physical Description: (what it looks like is it a facility a ship? Etc.)
What exactly does it do: (why is it a super weapon? Does it break down molecules? Breach reality? Make massive explosions? Etc.)
Physical Capabilities: (can it defend itself? If a facility does the facility have defences? Does the ship it's on have good weaponry other than the super weapon?)
Weaknesses: (can the facility be easily attacked? Does it have a small area of effect? Insanely long charge time etc.?)
How many Slots do YOU think it takes up?:

Super weapons also run on a Warship basis. If one is destroyed you must wait two months for it to either be rebuilt or whatever, no instantly replacing them.

Section 8A: The Proliferation Act of 2014</U>

Due to the proliferation and abuse of the Super weapons rule this revision; the proliferation act of 2014 has become required as an amendment to the original rules that overwrites some or all of the original super weapon rules. As with any far-reaching amendment it is best that players consult the administrators if they are unsure of their super weapons status or the status of any super weapon submission. As before all proposed super weapons must be approved by the administration corps prior to use in role play.

As noted in the original super weapon rules a player receives a set number of super weapon slots based on the number of ships he or she is able to build at the time. This is not based on damages or losses received but the point at which the player reaches the ability to build and support the following numbers of ships.

[1 slot] – Requires 1,000 vessel capacity
[2 Slots] – Requires 2,500 vessel capacity
[3 Slots] = Requires 4,000 vessel capacity

Super weapons by definition are weapons used in either a defensive or offensive role to effectively render a given target either unable to continue combat* or effectively destroyed.
The means in which you the player may be able to achieve either effect are as varied as the factions in the role play themselves. As a general rule, the less specific the targeting of your super weapon and the greater its area of affects the more slots it would use. So the following revised definition as taken from the primary super weapon rules would now apply

Super Weapon Slot (1): Typically limited to weapons of terror, that are not directly deadly but the chaos they cause can be. Some examples include biological weapons (IE) that don’t destroy planetary ecology, weapons that kill a ship’s crew but don’t destroy starships (SSC) and weapons that otherwise make it difficult or impossible for the target to fight back (Flux Ascendancy).

Super Weapon Slot (2): Two slot super weapons are weapons that bear the ability to destroy a planet in a repeatable fashion either by destroying the planet outright (Union) or by destroying it’s ecology to the point recovery and use is rendered impossible (Aberration).

Super Weapon Slot (3): Three slot weapons are the ones you really hear about but do not ever want to experience firsthand. They are the single most destructive weapons in the game and at most possess the ability to snuff out stars and by extension or by intention the solar systems that orbit the said stars. Three slot super weapons are weapons of pure terror that thankfully are rare and seldom used.

Ultimately it is the responsibility of the player to fill out and submit a detailed document regarding their proposed super weapon using the Super Weapon Information sheet and have it approved by the Administrators before they may use their super weapon. It also should be said that the super weapon should not be confused with the concept of a ‘Unique’ unit as noted blow in section 8B.

Section 8B: Unique units </B>

Eventually the leaders of a nation get the idea to build something that represents their people in the light they intended. The resulting unit is always unique to the nation and cannot be mistaken for anything else as it often encompasses the true spirit of a nation and is a demonstration of the nation’s capability. This is where a unique unit would come into play in Ancerius, each faction would at the time they receive their third super weapon slot also receive the ability to build one unique unit which would be expected to be a starship. The use of the vessel would vary based on the nation constructing it and thus the first limitation to constructing a true unique unit is that the unit itself cannot be a super weapon. Players might design it to carry their super weapons however or perhaps have it exist for industrial, diplomatic or for trade purposes. Players may only design one unique vessel and may only have one in any state of service or construction at a time. Should such a unit be destroyed players must wait six months in real time to replace it.

Unique units are subject to the same approval process as super weapons and the following information should be provided to the Administrators at the time of submission.

Classification:
Dimensions: [length, width height]
Super Weapons Carrier?: [Yes/No]
Purpose: [what do you intend to use it for?]
Capabilities: [What is it able to do?]
Limitations: [what are it’s flaws?]

*Unable to continue combat as a term may include making the crews of a target fleet unable to man their stations, killing the crew whole sale or otherwise making them unable to continue fighting.





Section 9: Deities and Entities

"The circumstance of our birth is irrelevant, It is what we do with our gifts that determines who we are, and what we fight for"--King Helios of the Drake Empire

It is the nature of most that they want to be powerful and it is thus more tempting to be so while role playing a nation-based role playing game. It is then one of the points of contention for a good role play. For the purposes of this document such powerful beings are considered in two categories, the Deity and the Entity.

9.1: Deities
A Deity in the context of this Universe represents an all powerful omnipotent being. While such a being may or may not be infallible it is a being several magnitudes of power above your average mortal. These deities are incredibly powerful and while may add to plotlines have the potential to be incredibly abused and used for OP and power play. In this respect you MAY use up to 3 deities in Ancerious IF your faction has them or requires them for your faction to be played. You cannot randomly make up deities to be used because of this rule. HOWEVER if you DO have deities in Ancerious you WILL be closely watched by the admins just like with time travel. These Deities work under this theory. They may be all powerful and have incredible power to change things only IF they do not intervene (sort of like a god but one who merely watches and guides through words not actions) the second is the option that they do directly intervene but CAN be hurt/ beaten etc. And are not as all powerful as their non action brethren. Either way this area is under scrutiny and any with such characters will be dutifully watched...

Until further notice, we will not be allowing any more gods, deities, or all powerful figures into Ancerious.

9.2: Entities
An Entity is a being that is generally often immortal or very long-lived but is not omnipotent nor does he or she possess any major powers or abilities such as being able to create life or eradicate an entire race at a whim. Entities can be the leaders of Nations or other major character roles, but should be treated as Semi-NPC if they bear significant powers, and PC’s if they merely bear something as minor as a long life span beyond the norm of their species.

Needless to say both Deities and Entities need Administrator approval, with the use of a impartial third party stand in should an Administrator be the one submitting such a character.



Section 10: Biology:

"Its strange for you to comprehend our bodies in a normal way, we live with this crystal just as you live with the blood running through your veins. Although of course Diamantide does give you far more bonuses..." --Praxian Commander of the Nex

No species is immune to everything and so different races can have infinitely diverse biology's. In this regard is advised for you to describe your species biology and detail what they are resistant/immune to or weak to in regard. You cannot be resistant to everything and there is always a weakness to a race, if you do not have any race weaknesses the Administrators are obliged to make one for you. This section is especially important if you are playing a race which is far different to humans. If playing a human race you may just put human down but again your humans may be different... It's always best to have these things down on your entry form rather than turning up later in an argument. If you need any help on biology ask an admin we are all very adept at Chemistry physics and biology.

Section 11: Fallibility of Empires:

"Nothing is perfect. You may build the mightiest defenses in creation, given enough time someone will learn how to defeat them, that is the way of the Universe. There can be no perfection this side of the grave"-- Emperor Daniel of Carnaith

No one is perfect nor do they make perfect things. It is the nature of life itself to bear imperfection and the driving force of biology itself to try by one means or another to slowly correct these errors. That said one can also conclude that no empire is perfect, and thus neither are the peoples that compose it, regardless of origin or species.  Therefore no one’s defenses are impenetrable or their society immune to upheaval or subversion.

Section 12: Magic:

"You call this what you don't understand magic because you cannot comprehend how it works. It is merely a method which has been passed down and learned by my people for many generations. In a way I suppose it is magic... maybe it's better that way, sometimes it is better to believe than understand"-- Lesser Empress Gaia to a still learning race

Magic IS allowed in Ancerious but again is under close scrutiny and watch of the administrators. Magic is again another area which can be woefully abused and power played. In this regard Magic is just as limited as technology. In this regard you can use magic to fill any role technology may play and you may have magic users in your military but you are required to describe and explain the use and effect of your magic just as a technology user must justify the nature of his technology. This means that you are not allowed to perform maneuvers which are illegal or otherwise and just say 'my magic allows me to do this'. Contrary to some sources magic does not mean you override the laws of physics, they will always apply unless in certain circumstances. If you have individual concerns consult and admin and we will be happy to help.



Section 13: Out Of Character & In Character Boundaries

"There is absolutely no way you knew we had a contact." -- Minevan infantryman to a maverick officer after a series of artillery strikes.

Anything said Out Of Character is not admissible in any way shape or form In Character. This absolute boundary extends to conversations via deviant’s note function or comments made in response to submissions on Deviant art that are clearly of OOC nature. Furthermore Skype conversations are considered to be all OOC unless an IC status is agreed upon by all participants.

A lot of Ancerious RP is also going on Skype and most players do talking on Skype I will list everyone's individual skype names (if willing) in order for contacts. It is advisable to join this for ease of contact. Skype is free and easy to set up if you do not have it.

Section 14: Timing:

"You can plan for a billion years and finalize it to every conceivable variable, but when a plan requires timing... If you get it even one second too late those million years are gonna seem a whole lot longer..."-- ICS unnamed Strategist

No agreement between player-nations is considered complete and legal until the event reaches it’s agreed upon ending. The date of the last posts or the conclusion of the event is official as of the Primary Roleplay’s time line and thus may or may not effect what a player or players are able to do without consequence. In addition a timeline for Ancerious is under construction for ease of dates and whats happening.


Section 15: Ancerious Canon:

"Ancerious is like nothing you have ever seen before. Take the advice, I have lived here for hundreds of years and still things surprise me. This galaxy isn't natural and I can tell you now, if you're not ready for her she will chew you up and spit you out" --Raiden supreme grand master of the Sicarii Order to Captain Volkus.

The official storyline and concept of the Ancerious galaxy is considered the official cannon of the role play. This cannon role play is independent of all others and is designed so it will not within reason infringe on your creative works or story lines. What you and your empires do here will affect the Ancerious cannon, but what you do elsewhere has no effect on Ancerious. That said back home you might be the most powerful galaxy ever conceived but here, everyone starts equally and you may find your superiority is not so superior. In ancerious you operate under the primary galactic plotline and we admit this may not be for some people. Balance is the key to any role play and in ancerious no one’s individual cannon overrides anyone else’s cannon. The individual player’s canon in Ancerious is often melded together to create a balance and also to create a pretty damn cool canon at that. If you have any questions on this regard ask an administrator.

Section 15A: The Golden Cannon Rule </B>

It is the nature of Role Play that we inevitably will see something that inspires us to want to design an equivalent, parallel or introduce a copy of it. The fact is science fiction does copy itself a bit and is really good at introducing flashy ideas that change the game in their respective series. In light of current events in Ancerius and with consideration other players involved it has been discussed and is decided that should a player see something in a given science fiction series or other genre they want to implement in Ancerius the following standards apply.
You the player must absolutely accept all of the item’s limitations as stated in its official source material as published by the original source. You must also explain in full detail through actual role play how this foreign item came under your control. What you may not do is alter the design in any way to address its existing limitations before you use it in role play. This means for instance if you want the death star, you cannot patch up the thermal exhaust ports or make it faster or shorten its super laser recharge time without significant Ancerius role-play that involves other players.

In certain cases such items may count as the player’s allotted (1) unique unit for their faction due to Administration review. As a final note, all items that fall under the “Golden Cannon” rule are subject to review upon introduction and periodic review after being accepted by the Administration to ensure the item is not being used out of context. It also may be required by the administration in some cases that a item require calibration to work at full capacity in the Ancerius galaxy which may take a set amount of tome or certain conditions as noted in the review.




Section 16: NPC Factions

“Ancerious seems to be a honey pot of Empires, don’t be fooled boy, there are many out there that we have yet to see...”- Captain Alexander of the Adectu Empire to a Adectu ensign.

The Ancerious galaxy role play is based in a massive spiral type galaxy not unlike the Milky Way galaxy we know in real life. As the current map indicates the known nations have barely explored the massive expanse of the galaxy. Such a sight as seen on the map is surely inviting to those sentient species out there looking to expand, or perhaps merely looking for some place to call home free of some great trouble. We know clearly from the areas of the galaxy that are charted that there are many races in the galaxy already and there is the potential for contact with countless others in the unexplored frontiers.

This plethora of populations leads to a critical role play concept, the non-player nation. An NPN is a sub-faction that it’s not exclusively controlled by one player but can be created by any standing member of the role play. The purpose of such a nation is to add a greater variety to the universe by allowing players to create other nations and peoples but not necessarily have to worry about their day-to-day operations as they might with their main faction.  Make no mistake a NPN is not a lesser nation but an equal one and is bound by the same rules as any other faction created in the role play. It can be said that the following five guidelines are functional rules for the creation and operation of an NPN.

1. All NPN nations must undergo an approval process using the same form as a normal player nation. Extra information on the Empire info form should be added by the creator to cover the nation’s character, motivations and nature/alignment (ie god, evil, lawful good, neutral, chaotic and so on.).

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2. No NPN nation can be conquered by its creator.
3. No NPN nation can exist simply to give any one player any unfair advantage such as acceleration of tech development, additional units and so forth.
4. While there is no current limit to the number of NPN’s that can be designed and created, please consider the vastness of space and the relative rarity of life. (ie please don’t flood the admin’s with NPN requests.)
5. Any NPN that is proposed by a player that effects another player’s nation by existing and its basic actions must have that players approval before it can be submitted for approval by the Administrators. (example; player 1 wants to create a pirate group that raids player2’s commerce ships, player 1 will need player 2’s permission.)

For a functional example, Myric has thankfully provided one of his works in progress as an example of how an NPN might be designed. Consider the case of the Eos as stated by Myric.

“Take the Eos Consortium, a new NPN faction who originated in Ancerious around a very devout and radical religion. The Consortium seeks to bend all they encounter to their religion’s will and will make frequent attacks against unbelievers. Because of this they are unlikely to ally with anyone and before anyone requests use of them they should consult me to find out their abilities. While unlikely to ally it is possible they may be convinced join with factions to prevent their own destruction in short term agreements. It is also possible they may determine a random target and wage a holy war against a random empire.”

Section 17: Combat

"On the ground, the foe has us outnumbered and dug-in. No man or woman in their right mind would mount an assault on such a fortified foe. But you're not in your right mind. You're in the Corps."
-Chief of Staff Bradley Novak to a company of Marines.


In Ancerious, combat, be it in space or planetside, is a prevalent aspect. While definitely not the most important part of the group, a vast majority of the roleplays and development are about combat or are combat. Generally, in a combat-based roleplay, there must be rules or a system in place to help prevent discrepancies; since there is no longer a stat system, there'll just be general rules on it covered here. A few key points and terms are as follows:
-No godmodding; essentially, godmodding is when someone has the capabilities to do anything without limits or boundaries, and/or simply cannot be harmed or affected by any and all means the other RPers try.
This could be killing or injuring without the player's expressed permission in certain cases.
It could be when a player simply cannot be hit and dodge all things directed at them in an incredulous manner.
It can also be using or controlling another's forces or characters in any way without the other player's expressed permission; this is commonly reffered to as powerplaying. The usual outcome of this is a character/force being portrayed as something that they're not, making them appear weak to make another character/force seem superior, etc. This can sometimes go beyond that irritating line and become straight up offensive.

-No autohitting; to clarify, autohitting is the act of writing the attack, and explaining the damage inflicted upon the one recieving the attacks in a post without their consent or prior approval in a post. Have some trust in your fellow player. Leave the damage one takes to the one recieving the attack.

-No metagaming; metagaming is, simply put, using out-of-character knowledge for an in-character advantage, with information that in-game would not have been known. This is a way of abusing the game and is generally considered cheating. It can be hard not to be influenced by OOC information that could save you from total annihilation, but do your best to immerse yourself and act in-character.

-Try and reach a happy medium with those you are going into contest with, to avoid arguments. Settle your arguments with reason.

-Be alright with taking hits and losses, even heavy ones, every now and again; not everyone has to win every time.

-Be flexible. Try and work with other people's concepts and grasps on combat in general

Section 18: Constant Canon

In light of recent concerns of major players retconning Ancerious canon, a temporary rule (as of right now) is being placed that will prevent players from retconning anything that will affect the canon or timeline whatsoever.

Once joined, players cannot leave and state that their factions or creations never existed. You can, however make a sufficient write-out for whatever they please. Just know that once you contribute something to Ancerious canon, it is going to remain in Ancerious canon because you provided it of your own volition. Therefor, I heavily recommend that you reconsider before shoehorning your home canon into the group; there are no take-backs.

Think of your empire sheet as a sort of contract. Once you're in, you cannot screw everyone else just to get out. If you want to leave and remove your faction or creations from the group, discuss it with one of the admins.

The plot is ever-fluid. If you do not want to or think you can commit yourself to a constant canon, then it would be best to reconsider your choice of roleplay group.

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Nitroraptor Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Great ^^ I didn't know that Ancerious Galactic became a super group, good job ^^ 
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Sartanis Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Other race submitted; hope I did it right, been so long.

Biology document to come.
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Sartanis Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Can I dissolve the Vitasi as my main empire and create another? The whole race style just isn't for me.
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EmperorMyric Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2014  Student General Artist
Sure :) submit your other race and we can just say the Vitasi were destroyed or something
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Sartanis Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Will do! 

Hmmm...I wonder who wiped them out? :eyes: 
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EmperorMyric Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2014  Student General Artist
Not sure... perhaps Capitol? Or the Abberation?
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TenebraesRising Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2014  Student General Artist
Would you be willing to fill out information on the new race? if the Vitasi have been involved with a lot, we may have to Retcon some of the events. But if you really want to do that, and make the effort, you can. Mind you, you may have to start with the beginner number of ships, but We'll be willing to work with on setting it up.
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Sartanis Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
I will definitely be filling out a new sheet; I have noooooo problem with it. As for the number of ships, I'm absolutely fine with starting from the beginning if necessary, or whatever you guys deem best.
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DrakenhothRepublik Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
Can i request a seperate folder for only, Celestial Stuff? And upon completion if approved, can tennys move the celestial journals from the DHR folder to the Celestial one? Makes it easier when two compeletly different and independent, and differently styled nations are filed away from each other.
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EmperorMyric Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2014  Student General Artist
Sure will get Jarl on it right away :)
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