Backstory

From Eclipse-station Wiki
(Redirected from Lore)
Jump to: navigation, search

This section or article is a Work in Progress and should not yet be relied on as factual or complete.
Assigned to: None

Please discuss changes with assigned users. If no one is assigned, or if the user is inactive, feel free to edit.

Welcome to the Eclipse Station background page!

This is the starting page into Eclipse Station's lore, also commonly known as 'fluff' (but we usually just call it lore). This is the basic, common knowledge that the vast majority of characters should know and helps introduce you, the player, into the world of our server. While you do not have to know every little detail by heart it would be wise to skim through some of the pages. At least to know how our lore differs from the other SS13 servers.

Many wiki lore pages are constantly under construction and open to change, If you feel like you may have something to add, please join our discord and pop your head into the #lore channel.

Note: Unlike other pages of this wiki, changes to these pages must be approved by our Loremasters or another admin.

Once again welcome to Eclipse Station, we hope your stay here is a long and enjoyable one!

The year is 2320 CE (Common Era)

WIP


Welcome to the Null Sector

WIP


Life on the Frontier

WIP


Life in uncharted territory

WIP


Non-Catalogued Species

Custom Species

Home planet: ???

Home system: ???

Here in Eclipse our users and staff have a varied back catalog of bits and bobs for species not specifically listed below. We do not enforce players play one of the canon species listed below. You may bring in your own custom species! As long as they, and by extension you, follow our rules over playing server appropriate characters. If you are having trouble creating your character please refer to our "Character Creation" guide.

Catalogued Species

Major Species

“Major” races are the alien species who have managed to accumulate enough political and economic gravitas to “matter” in a grander scale, often having spread over several star systems or having some sort of edge or tie with other major species - for example the Skrell, while isolationist to a degree are often an ally to humans.

Being a major race means a certain degree of independence from other races, as they usually do not have to rely on others to fare space.

Humans

Home planet: Earth

Home system: Sol

WIP


Unathi

Home planet: Moghes

Home system: Uueoa-Esa

WIP


Skrell

Home planet: Qerr'balak

Home system: Qerr'Vallis

WIP


Tajaran

Home planet: Meralar

Home system: Rarkajar

WIP


Sergals

Home planet: Tal

Home system: Vilous

WIP


Nevreans

Home planet: Tal

Home system: Vilous

WIP


Vulpkanin

Home Planet: Altam

Home System: Vazzend

A race of Canids from the Vazzend system ruled by a draconian and complex ideology similiar to Utilitarianism, and with a large community of exiles and expiates in SolGov.

Vulpkanin are most similair to Earth canids, with the vast majority being similiar to Earth canines nad vulpines especially in coat colors, though outliers of both exist (though coat color variation is mostly genetic modification and dyes.) and average at around 5'7 to 6'3.

Althrough the vast majority of Vulpkanin live in a totalitarian stellar nation called the Vulpkanin Nation, a state founded on a long legacy of philosphical tradiations and revolutions with the belief in the betterment of the majority over all else, and harsh crime policies that have led to a mass exodous of exiles to other space, primarily SolGov.


Minor Species

“Minor” species are those who are dependent on the major races to accomplish their spacefaring goals, are vassals, clients or protectorates of the major species or are insular and have only colonized in their respective star systems.

“Minor” has little bearing if a species is developed or not.

WIP


Promethean

Home planet: None

Home system: None

WIP


Diona

(( Whitelisted species - requires a special character application to play. ))

Home system: WIP

WIP


Vasilssans

Home planet: WIP

Home system: WIP

WIP


Teshari

Home planet: WIP

Home system: WIP

WIP


Synthetics

Home Planet: N/A

Home System: N/A

Synthetics are spread throughout known space and serve a myriad variety of roles that range from a tiny drone scrubbing a floor to a nearly omnipotent AI used in a combat-ready interstellar vessel. Most known sufficiently-advanced races use synthetics in some way; very often as prosthetic bodies when their own bodies fail. There are three basic kinds of synthetic intelligences found in the universe today:

Drone: A drone is the term for any synthetic that uses more simple artificial intelligence constructs such as chips or motherboards. While capable of very sophisticated interaction, they are, in essence, only expert systems and not truly sapient.

Cyborg: A cyborg is a synthetic that uses an organic brain to function via an MMI, short for Man-Machine Interface. Cyborgs come in many shapes and sizes and most sentient cyborgs are free-willed. Some companies have used canine brains and brains of other animals to ensure a cheap workforce that doesn't rely on cutting-edge technology.

Positronic Brain: Positronic Brains are synthetic intelligences equaling the intellect of a particularly clever sapient being and are generalized artificial intelligences that can be seen as equal (or superior) to organic sapience. They possess a neural network not dissimilar to a brain made out of flesh; and are often used when expert systems simply do not make the cut and a true intelligence is needed.

Synthetics have the unique capability of serving in different bodies. This can take shape of a Synthmorph, a lawbound AI, or lawbound mobile chassis. However, transition from one to the other is an expense higher than the net worth of the bodies, making it non-lucrative for corporations and the synthetics themselves.


Akula

Home planet: WIP

Home system: WIP

WIP


Origins and Factions

One person is alone, two are a couple. Five is a family. Beyond this, it’s a tribe. Any sapient species eventually form their factions, polities and governments, some of them more important than others. For the Core Worlds, these are the most important ones, from which a solid chunk of their population hails from one way or the other.

These are the major backgrounds one could possibly have.

WIP

The Skrell

WIP


The Unathi Hegemony

WIP


Mega-Corporations

WIP


Free Trade Union

While often compared to a mega corporation in their own right, the Free Trade Union is an ever expansive umbrella organisation for the attempted countering of monolithic, monopolized mega-corporations strangling the free market. And thus, every smaller corporation, mom and pop firms and independent freighter traders can get a license of the Free Trade Union, which often wheels and deals around to circumvent higher tariffs or taxes. In exchange, the administration takes a portion of the profit and redistributes it to members as insurance and to smooth out local governments. While many independent corporations and smaller labour unions join the FTU, some dislike the idea of the inherent flair of corruption and bribery the FTU is happily being accused of.