Five years ago to this day, communications with earth were cut off. At first the new settlers of planet XV-12, named Chrysos, thought that only a technical error was to blame. Within a year they lost hope. Now, cut off from modern medicine and technology, and under nearly constant attack from the locals, the human settlers of Chrysos are fighting to stay alive, or maybe they’re only still fighting because there is nothing left to do.
This is a science fiction role play, post apocalyptic of sorts. The settlers left Earth to try and make a new start; some were scientists or environmentalists that really wanted to make a difference, some were criminals that left to avoid repercussions, and some don’t really have a backstory and will do anything to keep it that way. The humans of Chrysos are very diverse, but in the end they are only humans who suffer from the same human problems.
Chrysos is a planet of a different solar system in the goldilocks zone, otherwise known as a habitable zone, a proper distance away from the sun in order to have liquid water, and supposedly sustain life. The environment of Chrysos is mountainous, the soil is a rich golden color, and the surface is more then half covered in water. The other half is covered in forests, filled with strange animals and plants. Feel free to come up with a plant or animal species, the more creative the better.
Here are a few I have created:
Aluraptor, also known as slashers: Alurpators are around the height of a large dog and four feet long, they are similar in appearance to a prehistoric raptor, but they are covered in fur instead of scales. A slasher has a deadly sharp tail and three hooked claws on each hind feet. It eats small animals, but they are known to hunt in groups to take down larger prey, like humans.
Forbidden fruit: Forbidden fruit trees are really tall and the trunks are smooth. It is hard to harvest the fruit, but if you manage to get to the top of the tree, there are lots of bright red and pink pear like things that are around the size of a baseball. Forbidden fruit is incredibly sweet, tasting somewhat like a mix between strawberries and melons. They are eaten raw, stewed with meat, or brewed in a tea.
Primatis Volaticus also known as wing dogs and furbys: Wing dogs are harmless and rather clever. They have been known to coexist with the natives, as well as humans. They are small, around the size of a guinea pig to the size of a cat. They are covered in fluffy fur of almost any color and have four fingers and a thumb on each paw that they use for climbing and grasping things. They have really large amber eyes that help them see in the dark and long curly tails. Their wings fold into the sides of their body when not in use.
Incorporalis Insomnium also known as reds or cacti, and durangollo by the natives: Reds are a small cactus found close to the ground and in dry areas. They have small red flowers and even smaller red spikes covering the main body. The seeds on the insides, similar to berries in consistency are used to heal insomnia, anxiety, anger, depression, and hysteria, as well as a pain killer. Reds are also used for spiritual vision quests by the natives, and a hallucinogen by the humans.
The natives of Chrysos call themselves Asanitamay, or warriors of gold. They are similar in appearance and biology to humans. Nature follows a pattern, even throughout the universe. Their skin seems to almost have a golden hue, probably due to the golden soil of Chrysos. Their culture is a hunter gatherer culture, with few settlements scattered throughout the land and basic trade routes. Some of them have made peace with the humans, others want the human’s blood.
Race: (Human or Asanitamay)
Name: Harlon Blond
Appearance: Harlon has dark blonde hair that is getting darker in age. He is tall and rangy, but very strong. His eyes are dark blue and nearly almond shaped. He has a beard and a tattoo of a knife and a pistol crossed with a wolf and the word Sicarius on his shoulders. Harlon typically wears a hat with the brim tipped over his eyes. He has a pistol in a holster at his waist, but he keeps it hidden.
Personality: Harlon keeps to himself for the most part. He isn't particularly shy or introverted, just antisocial. He is kind of dry and dark, but when you get to know him he is a loyal friend. Harlon is intense, he becomes very focused on one thing at a time. His favorite thing to do is walk alone in the woods. While Harlon prefers to solve problems civilly, he isn't afraid to defend himself. He has learned the native's language and tried to help in the peace process. Now he trades with a few tribes, and does his best to prevent discord with the rest of them.
Bio: Harlon is from Missouri. He doesn't say much, but it's clear that he worked with his hands. Now he works as a translator, fur trader, and guide.
Name: Kiryatasha (Kiri for short).
Age: 17 in human years.
Appearance: can you explain more fully how they in general are supposed to look?
Personality: very hostile to anybody, even her own people, but especially with humans. She is vicious and very cunning.
Bio: was supposed to be sacrificed in a ritual, escaped and now lives on her own in the wildnerness of Chrysos.
((Can I join?))
((Yes you may join. Sorry I wasn't clear about how the Asanitamay look. They are similar to humans for the most part, but their skin is golden toned because of the mineral content on Chrysos. Where people have red blood, their blood is more amber in color, causing their skin to have a golden cast instead of pink. Otherwise they look like people, especially from afar. Their eyes and hair sometimes are strangely colored as well. Feel free to alter anything, as well as create more plant and animal species.))
((Kay I'll make more plants and animals later)).
Appearance: Golden skin, more golden than post. Large, slanted black eyes and long, unruly fuchsia hair.....streaked through with links, reds, and golds. Her body is long and lithe, muscular yet feminine. Hr skin is smooth and she wears a black dress similar to cotton, worn by all Asanitamay women, called a Kowona. It is tight and short, as the Asanitamay have no qualms about exposure.
((oh wow. Okay I meant to say *more golden than most* and *streaked through with pinks, reds, and golds*))
Name: Querta Bondeshall
Appearance: curly blonde hair, plain blue eyes, thin pale lips, somewhat muscular and tall
Personality: Cold and unforgiving, as her new home causes her to be. Quick to pull the trigger on the gun she keeps in her jeans pocket, but a soft spot for animals. A loner, for the most part, and she thinks she's happy this way.
((this is ok, right?))
((Yeah, both of them are good. I want to get at least one more guy and then we can start.))
Name: Saskia Ravensdale
Appearance: Golden skin and long, messy red hair with black streaks running through it. Bright blue, almost purple eyes and bright red lips. She is tall and athletic and always carries a knife.
Personality: She is very hostile, sly and cunning but will help humans if she thinks they deserve it. She is secretive and normally hides from people but is loyal once you have gained her tust.
Bio: From a settlement that hadn't accepted humans. Her own people urned on her after she helped a human. She is now on the run, living in the forest.
((Could I join?))
((Yes of course you can join, can you make a boy?))
((Yes, please join!!! we need one more guy))
((Okay. ^-^ I'll post my skellie in a bit.))
((Is he okay?))
Name: Derrin "Red" Kerrel
Appearance: Red is tall and skinny and gangly, about 6'5". He has big, calloused hands. He has a very boyish face, looking a little younger than he actually is. His eyes are a light green, flecked with brown. His skin is fair, and he is covered in freckles, all over. He has bright red hair that is always sticking up in a careless, bed head style. He is very well toned. Not buff by any means, but what muscle he does have is rock hard. He wears baggy clothes, which he uses to hide various weapons on himself. (Two knives in his work boots, A pistol in his pants pocket, and miscellaneous knives in his jacket)
Personality: Just as boyish as he looks. Mischievous, never appears to take anything seriously. However, there is more to Red than meets the eye.