Dreaming in the Dark You have been chosen! Chosen to represent our noble star system on Lord Xim’s great venture. You all know the ancient stories, of a world of metal, in the depths of the Core, with a rich population and a bejewelled heart of the galaxy before, and the galaxy to come, as given to us by the Heralds. You have been selected to join our quest for that legendary world. Our greatest minds have divined the coordinates of this world from the Tomes of Alsakan, and by communing with the Ones. Attached to this piece of data-flimsi is a set of times, coordinates, and names. The Great Lottery has been advertised for years, as the selection process for those who will join a massive, incredible sleeper ship known as the Future Incandescence, a kilometres long vessel designed to travel beyond the Hyperspace Network created by the Kingdom of Xim, and discover and colonise the Jewel of the Galaxy. Apart from the loyal crew, which will be awakened at alternate times during the launch, all of the passengers will be placed in carbonite stasis for the long decades that it will take for the vessel to proceed at sublight speed, with hyperspace jumps as and when the probes establish a safe route. With new technology that allows for individuals to traverse these great distances and not suffer carbonite sickness, the ship represents the height of Xim’s desires, a testament to his opinion that his Empire is immortal, and will connect with the Core soon enough. Everyone in the Lottery is aged between fifteen and fifty, and entry into the Lottery is non-negotiable. Several elites have been selected to lead the expedition to the Core, and in the totalitarian regime of Xim, any request to be exempted from the Lottery has resulted in a very public execution. A few places were offered as prizes on various shows, or as punishments for those the regime wants to ‘disappear’ but cannot politically touch for fear of further unrest. And your name is on that piece of flimsi. Welcome to Dreams... ... Try not to bring any Nightmares with you... --- WELCOME TO THE FUTURE INCANDESCENCE. OR, THE FUTURE, FOR EASE, AS I UNDERSTAND THAT THE WORD INCANDESCENCE IS ‘WORDY’ FOR SOME OF MY LESS VERBOSE MASTERS. SO. WELCOME TO THE FUTURE. THE FUTURE IS, AS YOU WILL BE AWARE, A SHIP DESIGNED TO TRAVERSE IMMENSE DISTANCES BY PLACING ITS CREW AND PASSENGERS IN STASIS FOR SUSTAINED PERIODS OF TIME I.E. DECADES. THE VESSEL IS FITTED WITH A BRAND NEW (EXPERIMENTAL) HYPERDRIVE WHICH SHOOTS HYPERSPACE BUOYS IN DIRECTIONS, AND THEN ALLOWS FOR THE SHIP TO FOLLOW THOSE WHICH SURVIVE THE TRIP, IMPLYING (ONE WOULD HOPE) A VIABLE HYPER-ROUTE. OBVIOUSLY, THIS IS NOT INFORMATION YOU NEED TO CARE ABOUT, BECAUSE YOU WILL BE ASLEEP! BUT WHEN WE ARRIVE IN THE CORE, YOU WILL BE POISED TO BEGIN A NEW LIFE AND EXTEND THE GREAT EMPIRE OF XIM THE MERCILESS! THANK YOU, AND HAVE A NICE STASIS. Oblique, the On-Board Library, Intelligence & QUery Engine. --- Poised over the keyboard, a Man made music. It was the music of the Gods. It was music which would transform him from a Man to an Idea. And that Idea would take root in the hearts and souls of all. And they would at last have their Revenge. --- Character Sheet: Name: Age when placed in Stasis: Species: (Please see rule 5) Description (physical): Persona: Personal effects: Bio: Brief Introduction of Yourself: [A brief introduction about yourself in Real Life, as it says, or whatever information you want to present about yourself.] --- Rules: 1. Obey the ToS. 2. Enter with an open mind. 3. Enter with your most creative mind. 4. The more, the merrier. 5. Local species to the Tion will be allowed, please research the Xim Empire to see what worlds are included within Xim's territory; humans are the elite, for the most part. Other species outside the Xim Empire will be allowed dependent on the Bio.