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    Going to need a little lore help

    Post by MallowOni on Wed Mar 21, 2012 12:46 pm

    RP histories for my characters are finally starting to form in my head, but I'll need help putting together some of the finer points, so when questions come up I'll be posting them here.

    My first one involves my engineering captain Inanna. The idea is that she's an engineer because she constantly had to fix things growing up because she came from a colony/outpost that wasn't very well equipped & supplied. Problem is that it's hard to imagine a place like that in a universe with warp travel & replicators, plus I don't know of a specific location like that & would prefer to use an existing location for her origin world. Anybody know of a technologically lacking spot in the Federation?

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    Re: Going to need a little lore help

    Post by Reanna Aloi on Wed Mar 21, 2012 8:38 pm

    Actually, no, its not hard to imagine a place like that. There have been a few colonies which have existed in Fed space which have had little or no contact or chose to keep contact to a minimum. My character Samantha grew up on a freighter and she's a tech head. Through various means, her parents managed to pick up a few Star Fleet tech manuals and with her natural abilities, she flourished.

    So it would be a very small stretch to have your character come from a colony, maybe one that was farther out, or maybe forgotten-records were lost, misplaced- etc. As to knowing such a place as that, I couldn't name one off at the moment. Maybe somebody in the group has a far greater knowledge of Star Trek canon then I do. But even if there isn't such a place, you can always make one of your own.

    Remember, the great thing about rp is that, this universe is ours to deal with, mould, shape and design. As long as one can come with a reasonable explanation for things, its alllll good...


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    Re: Going to need a little lore help

    Post by Lastline on Wed Mar 21, 2012 10:22 pm

    I think I may have just the place for you! This is from TNG: “Up the Long Ladder”
    Written by Melinda M. Snodgrass Directed by Winrich Kolbe Season 2, Episode 18 Production episode 40272-144 Original air date: May 22, 1989 Stardate: 42823.2 (if you have netflix the complete TNG, as well as the other ST shows are availble for streaming)
    Captain’s Log: The Enterprise is given custody of a distress call that a starbase picked up. It took the starbase hours to figure out that it is a centuries-old S.O.S. that was in use by the European Hegemony in the twenty-second century. But there’s no record of an Earth ship in the Ficus Sector, where the signal’s coming from. The time frame was sufficiently chaotic, following World War III, that the lack of records isn’t surprising, but Data suggests looking for a manifest, which turns up the S.S. Mariposa, which fits the bill. Said manifest includes some incredibly sophisticated technology for the time, as well as a great deal of farming equipment and livestock.

    The ship traces the signal to a system with a habitable planet, but which also has nasty solar flare activity — which explains the distress call. There are about two hundred colonists — as well as a considerable number of animals. These are the Bringloidi, who have no technology beyond the radio they used to send the S.O.S., but live an entirely rustic existence that was considered a throwback in their own time (and in ours).

    As they settle in, the colony leader, Danilo Odell, asks Picard if they ever in their travels heard from the other colony.

    Assuming that that was where all the high tech stuff went, they find another Class-M planet only half a light-year from the Bringloidi colony, only to discover a colony of humans. They had thought Earth had suffered some catastrophe when nobody checked on them, when the simple truth was that they were lost in the bureaucracy.

    And thats when they find out about the colony where all the tech went. And the survivors have been happily cloning themselves. Worf gets sick. And Weasly gets flushed out an airlock only to catch the buisness end of a torpedo. Okay that last part didn't happen. ::sigh::



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    Re: Going to need a little lore help

    Post by MallowOni on Thu Mar 22, 2012 1:59 am

    I've actually been marathoning TNG since I got my Netflix subscription back in December. Thanks for the reminder on that episode. Maybe Inanna could be a descendant of their joined colony, or at least that's what I'm assuming happened after the episode. To memory-alpha.org!

    Edit: Memory Alpha doesn't have anything on what happened to the newly merged colony after the episode, though an ebook titled "Out of the Cocoon" apparently does.

    Though there is one very interesting tidbit from the MA article:
    "When Data confers with Picard in the ready room, one of the mission categories of 22nd century ships lists 'Diplomatic Mission to Alderaan', a reference to Star Wars."

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    Re: Going to need a little lore help

    Post by Seeker on Thu Mar 22, 2012 2:09 am

    ya their is lots of places on the edge of federation space that would have some tech but not the really up to day stuff, if you want to make it up on you own find a star map and use a name and write your own story or look through episodes


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    Re: Going to need a little lore help

    Post by MallowOni on Thu Mar 22, 2012 2:27 am

    I'm trying to avoid using a made up planet, colony, etc. Making up too much of my own stuff or having much in the way of special conditions starts to make it feel like I'm trying too hard to be a special snowflake. Sure everyone has their own story, but I prefer my characters to come from somewhere recognizable & generally unremarkable or ordinary.

    I think if I can't find any more info about the merged Mariposan/Bringloidi colony (probably just have to snag that ebook), I'll just have her parents be freighter pilots who never stop anywhere longer than it takes to drop off cargo, & Inanna can learn tinkering from growing up that way.

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    Re: Going to need a little lore help

    Post by qoona on Thu Mar 22, 2012 5:59 am

    Well border or deep colonies can be cut off for years. the supplies are scarce, and there are colonies who dont want the technology from feds. Not to mention she can be bajoran, growing up in refugee camp. Or acolony of humans who decided to stay in cardasian space after the treaty.


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    Re: Going to need a little lore help

    Post by MallowOni on Thu Mar 22, 2012 8:00 am

    qoona wrote:Well border or deep colonies can be cut off for years. the supplies are scarce, and there are colonies who dont want the technology from feds. Not to mention she can be bajoran, growing up in refugee camp. Or acolony of humans who decided to stay in cardasian space after the treaty.

    Do you know of any specific colonies like that, though? Maybe I've just been watching too much TNG where things are generally shiny & new, but I can't think of any existing worlds/colonies like that and can't find any when I search for them.

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    Re: Going to need a little lore help

    Post by Reanna Aloi on Thu Mar 22, 2012 8:56 am

    Actually, creating your own stuff would not be viewed as looking to be a special snowflake. Not in the least! But if you don't feel like going that route, its no biggie. Just go with you idea which is exactly how, as I mentioned earlier, how Samantha came about...hehe

    And wow. Talk about a nerdy/fanboy response, Lastline....lol Awersome... Cool Cool


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    Re: Going to need a little lore help

    Post by Lastline on Thu Mar 22, 2012 1:04 pm

    Thanks Reanna!
    I did just think of something else. We are a Firefly/Star Trek fleet. Which means you can also use those border worlds from the Firefly universe. Checkthissite out.


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    Re: Going to need a little lore help

    Post by MallowOni on Thu Mar 22, 2012 3:57 pm

    Lastline wrote:Thanks Reanna!
    I did just think of something else. We are a Firefly/Star Trek fleet. Which means you can also use those border worlds from the Firefly universe. Checkthissite out.

    Hey, perfect. I'll just use one of those border worlds as the name for the merged Mariposan/Bringloidi colony. Thanks. Smile

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    Re: Going to need a little lore help

    Post by Reanna Aloi on Thu Mar 22, 2012 6:11 pm

    Lastline wrote:Thanks Reanna!
    I did just think of something else. We are a Firefly/Star Trek fleet. Which means you can also use those border worlds from the Firefly universe. Checkthissite out.


    Wow! Totally awesome stuff, Lastline. Now I know why they randomly spoke chinese... Yayyy! hehe


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    Re: Going to need a little lore help

    Post by Seeker on Fri Mar 23, 2012 3:02 am

    i remember one episode of DS9 where sisko is chaseing one of his former officers that jioned the Mockie, and he posins a cadrassion planet that humans can breath but not cardassains and to play the bad guy and draw him out siko dose a simmaler think to a mokie or humand place and in the end the cardassians and humans switch worlds you could look up thier names online


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    Re: Going to need a little lore help

    Post by MallowOni on Fri Mar 23, 2012 7:34 am

    Actually I found the name of the joined Mariposan/Bringloidi colony, so I'll be going with that for Inanna's home.

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    Re: Going to need a little lore help

    Post by Reanna Aloi on Fri Mar 23, 2012 8:18 am

    *burps loudly then pats chest* Oh, sorry. Scuse me, I Inanna's planet.... Mmmm! Home worlds.......hehehe


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    Re: Going to need a little lore help

    Post by MallowOni on Fri Mar 23, 2012 8:43 am

    I'd be careful about just downing a whole Bringloidi colony like that. You're like as not to be consuming quite a bit o' Irish whiskey in that little planetary morsel. Gonna take you months to sober up...or eating a coffee planet the size of a Dyson sphere.

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    Re: Going to need a little lore help

    Post by Reanna Aloi on Fri Mar 23, 2012 8:45 am

    Pffft! *waves off concern* Burp! Oh.....Oh my! *hiccups and keels over* Shocked Embarassed Crying or Very sad Question Suspect


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    Re: Going to need a little lore help

    Post by MallowOni on Fri Mar 23, 2012 8:48 am

    *looks at the wee Rinnie on the floor*
    Do we just...leave her there, or...?
    *walks off to find something to do with the the unconscious Rinnie that won't land him in the special hell*

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    Re: Going to need a little lore help

    Post by Reanna Aloi on Fri Mar 23, 2012 8:51 am

    Ohhhh, you'd best take care. Doing anything that might put Rinnie at risk will net you a whollllle lot of trouble. Yep yep! Trouble you won't even know until he whispers in your ear. And then.... Well, you get the picture...hehehehe


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    Re: Going to need a little lore help

    Post by StPatrick on Mon Oct 22, 2012 5:16 pm

    Look at the socio-economics of Serenity: The Core has all the luxuries, while the Rim is "you make do or gorram' die." In STO, I'm sure the farther you get away from Sector 001 the fewer replicators and warp capable ships you'll see.

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