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NSWRPF Archive In the Shadows of the Universe

Discussion in 'Non-Star Wars Role Playing Archive' started by SnipeHunter, May 23, 2008.

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  1. SnipeHunter

    SnipeHunter Jedi Master star 1

    Aug 30, 2005
    Hay guys thanks for having a stop here. This RP is intended for people who have seen all of the show babylon 5.

    This is an RP with a minor change that has affected the whole universe.

    What Has Gone Before

    THERE are beings in the universe billions of years older than any of our races. Once, long ago, they walked among the stars like giants, vast and timeless. They taught the younger races, explored beyond the Rim, created vast empires. But to all things there is an end. Slowly, over a million years, the First Ones went away. Some passed beyond the stars, never to return. Some simply disappeared....
    Not all the First Ones have gone away. A few remained, hidden or asleep, waiting for the day when they might be needed - when the Shadows come again....
    So ran the Minbari legends, and histories, and prophecies. A thousand years ago the Shadows attempted to rise in power, but they moved too quickly. An alliance was formed against them, consisting of the Vorlons, a few remaining First Ones, the Minbari and others.... At a time when defeat seemed inevitable the Minbari were saved by Valen, and the great battle station he brought for their use. Valen brought not only victory for the Minbari and their allies, but he brought them peace as well. He equalised the three castes, formed the Grey Council and ended centuries of in-fighting. Before he left, passing beyond and into legend, he also left his prophecies, of the time when the Shadows would come again, and of how the Minbari would need to unite with the other half of their soul to combat this Ancient Enemy.
    Over the years the Minbari read and memorised Valen's prophecies, preparing themselves for the day when they would come to pass. That day is now, in the Earth year 2258, but the Minbari are not ready. They have been touched by the Darkness they sought to oppose, and their own deeds may be responsible for the victory of that very same Darkness.

    The Earth / Minbari War
    It began over ten years before, when the Minbari first made contact with a race called humans. These humans were young, ambitious and powerful, and already making friends among the Centauri and the League of Non-Aligned Worlds. The Minbari leader Dukhat had been observing these humans for some time and had passed his curiosity on to his aide Delenn, later a member of the Grey Council.
    When the first contact came there was a misunderstanding, and a terrible tragedy. Mistaking the Minbari gesture of welcome for a threat, the humans opened fire on the Grey Council. Dukhat and others were killed and the remaining members of the Council, divided over future action, turned to Delenn for the casting vote. In one moment of rage and grief, she began the terrible war.
    The humans were outmatched from the start. None of their allies was willing to lend any military aid, and the Minbari, fuelled by grief and madness, were technologically over a thousand years in advance. The one moment of hope came when Captain John Sheridan of the EAS Babylon managed to destroy the Minbari flagship by trickery. The Minbari were incensed by what they saw as his 'dishonourable' victory and took to calling him 'Starkiller'.
    Not that it mattered either way....
    The Minbari tore through Earth's solar system and contemptuously ignored the human colonies on Io and Mars, making for Earth itself. Many of the human ships were caught out by this sudden surge towards the homeworld and were unable to make it back in time, including Sheridan's Babylon. In a desperate move, the Earth Government ordered as many ships as possible thrown up around Earth in a futile bid to halt the Minbari advance. It was called the Line, and it failed. The Minbari fleet, led by Shai Alyt Branmer and his lieutenants Neroon and Sinoval, smashed through the Line as though it were made of paper.
    Somewhere, something went wrong. History rewrote itself, God blinked.... the reason doesn't matter. One man who unknowingly held the information that would end the war, Jeffrey Sinclair, attempted to ram a Minbari ship after witnessing the annihilation of
  2. SnipeHunter

    SnipeHunter Jedi Master star 1

    Aug 30, 2005
    Now a few formal things to get out of the way now:

    1. No god-mode playing
    2. Obey all set rules for role playing in these forums
    3. Romance is cool but please keep everything else (cough sex cough) out of this
    4. PM me your character sheets
    5. Follow ALL GM commends (found in this colour and in brackets)
    6. There is no rule six
    7. Have fun

    Characters that are able to be played:
    Captain John Sheridan
    Michael Garibaldi
    Dr Stephen Franklin
    Londo Mollari
    Talia Winters
    Lyta Alexander

    If you wich to have any other characters please PM me. You may be able to be other people from the series but you will have to ask me.

    Thank you for viewing this and I look forward to you playing this RP with me.
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