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Alright lets paint a masterpiece here and create an epic last satnd for humanity!!:victory:


In the year 2525 A.D all contact was lost with the planet Harvest, a newly found colony on the Outer Rim. The UNSC (United Nations Space Command) dispatched the ship The Argo to investigate the situation; and even that was never heard from again. Thus later that year in October the UNSC dispatched a battle fleet, headed by the destroyer Hercules, to investigate the incident. Three weeks later only the Hercules returned to the planet Reach where its captain relayed an incredible story that would forever change the face of humanity. His force had emerged and discovered the planet to be obliterated and changed to a glassy substance. His forces had also discovered an alien ship and had attempted to hail it on all communication frequencies. The aliens had replied, “Your destruction is the will of the Gods….and we are their holy instruments.” The ship destroyed his force and the Hercules was barely able to escape.

Thus with this tale, humanity discovered that finally they were not alone in the galaxy, and that other life forms did exist. However, the terrible news that these aliens were not only hostile but had superior technology began to sink in as one by one the outer colonies fell to their incessant attacks. Soon dubbed the” Covenant,” after one of the captured aliens said it with his dying breath. The Covenant swept in and crushed the main Inner colonies, Alpha-Prime, the Omega Outpost Station, York, and others that were main hubs of manufacture and culture for humanity. Finally, in 2552 the Covenant found Reach, the UNSC’s last major base and humanities last bastion against the incessant alien tide.

After a brief clash with advance forces, the Covenant attacked in force, and thus the battle for humanities last bastion begun. Anyone that can carry a rifle, from civilian to Spartan, has been drafted to fight for their lives against the technologically superior alien’s hell bent on exterminating them all in the name of their Gods and Covenant.

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Alright, good story, moving on. You are part of a UNSC infantry battalion that has been stationed on Reach for the last two years. Bad luck, the Covenant have come and now you find yourselves in the middle of one of the most epic battles in the Covenant-Human War(yeah, I made that up, IDK if that’s what they call it). It has been a month and a half since you last new peace and the fight has been long and hard. You have lost many friends; seen things that would normally drive a man mad thrice over, and in general have been to hell and back. Our unit has been given new orders that involve us in a special mission that is of the upmost top secret for the survival of humanity. However, you find out that our task is, along with other units, to defend a non-existent base, rumored to belong to ONI, until a special unit arrives. There protection is your top priority and thus you cannot fail, for if you do, humanity may be doom to an apocalyptic destruction seen only on biblical scale.

Ok, I am looking for around 8-10 people but we will work with anyone else that’s interested. You are a normal human, like Imperial Guard, and can choose from the armor and equipment below. You are part of a platoon; which is two 5 man squads commanded by a PL (platoon leader). I’m basing this off of my Army experience, so bear with me if it’s a little technical.
Rules:

1. I’M THE BOSS, OK!! I reserve the right to change the story, and other blah,blah,blah. Basically put, run things by me before going nuts.


2. Keep GM’ing to a minimal. I like players to explore a little, but no storyline changing stuff, ok. You will die a horrible death if you do.


3. Remember that you are not Spartans, you are normal humans. Nothing insanely inhuman, ok!!!


4. I ask that your posts be at least 10 sentences, and that you post at least once every day. If you are a little late I will accept it, but after a week you will be left to be target practice for Covenant jackal snipers.


5. You will be interacting with Spartans in the story, so leave your character some room to develop, Remember, you’re not dead yet, 


6. Below are the lists so far……..

1st Squad
Sergeant- Deolago
Soldier- GOarr
Soldier- Rambo
Soldier
Specialist- Tolisk


2nd Squad
Sergeant
Soldier
Soldier
Soldier
Specialist- Samu3


Alright, use the following template…………………..

Name: (self-explanatory)

Age: (around 20-30 for Soldiers, 30-50 for sergeants)

Personality: (be creative, they are gonna end up dead or escaping anyway)
Background: (again, get creative, this is the Halo universe, it’s not as rigid as the 40k.)

Weapons: (see below)

Equipment: (see below)

Alright, weapons are below. You all have a MA5B Assault Rifle, standard Reach pattern, 2 Frag grenades, and combat knife. You have the option of choose another weapon or special equipment from the lists below. For equipment you may take one unless you ask me otherwise. You will be using captured Covenant weaponry later in the story.

Weaponry:

- M7 Sub Machine Gun(Halo 2 version)

- S2 AM Sniper Rifle(Reach pattern)

- M90 Tactical Shotgun(Reach pattern)

- BR55 Battle Rifle(Halo 3 version)

- M6C “Magnum” Pistol(Halo 3 version)

- M6D Pistol(Reach pattern)

Special Weaponry:

- M9 SMM Rocket Launcher

- M247 Portable Machine Gun Turrent

- Anti-Tank Mines(you may carry 3)

Equipment:

- Gartner Pattern Flak vest(built to deal with plasma)

- MK6A Combat helmet(allows you better computer nav and long range sight)
 

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Ok guys, this is my character, use him as a example to work with your guys!!!1

Name: Sergeant First Class Heffner Attea

Age: 41

Personality: Heffner is a tough personality that is built around him like a rock. He has seen so much death and destruction in the last three months that he is no longer the once charming, charismatic leader he use to be. Sure he still watches out for his men, and does his best to keep them alive, but his inner heart is dead to any emotion other than hatred, hatred for the Covenenant that came and destroyed his home.

Background: Heffner was born on reach in the year 2511 in the city of Alexandria. His mother was a poor maid that worked in the city official buildings, attempting to scrap enough to provide for her and her son. As soon as he could Heffner got out of this situation and joined the UNACP (United Nations Army Cadet Program) where he attended Alexandria’s equivalent of Princeton University on a free scholarship from the government. Excelling he moved on and quickly rose to the rank of 2nd Lieutenant, but then made a foolish mistake. To protect some of his friends who were being framed by the local organized criminal underworld, he testified against a SCO (superior commissioned officer) and thus earned himself the displeasure from all his superiors. Later a Major, a friend of the officer, took advantage of a FUI (Flying Under the Influence (yeah, this is actually a real thing)) incident and had him booted all the way down to sergeant. It was at this time the Covenant came to Reach and thus Heffner was thrusted into combat with a green unit and a whole bunch of bad guys to kill.

After two months his unit was one of the most experienced on the planet, and had quite an impressive kill record on its sheets. However, it was then that the Covenant turned up the heat, and thus did he start losing man after man, battle after battle, until Heffner became one of the few surviving veterans of the platoon. Now he leads them again against an enemy that seems to be unstoppable, that is endless, and that is filled with as much hatred as he is.

Weapons: MA5B Assault Rifle, standard Reach pattern, M7 Sub machine gun, M6D Pistol

Equipment: 2 Frags, Combat Knife, Gartner Pattern Flak Vest
 

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Doelago, I hoped you'd join, I was hoping you'd help us lead the way. When I refer to Reach pattern I mean the weapon was specifically design on Reach, manufactured on Reach, and then issued to soldiers on Reach. the other weapons are more from the previous games and therefore I couldn't find there manufacturing origins. As for pictures, well.....................working on it.

Gernade launchers come later in the story, you'll have to wait and find out.

Tolisk good to see you, and no he cannot. It's one or the other. Otherwise you might as well have Mjornir armor and be a Spartan.


GOarr, nice, like the character. And don't worry, i can work with you on that. as long as you post once every day or two thats fine. :wink:
 

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Uuuuhhhhh:shok:............ you weren;t kidding when you said you were a mega Halo fan. to be honest thats really good, I'm gonna rep you for the good job. The only thing is your equiptment, you need to either pick the helmet or the body armor you cannot have both of them
 

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Samu3, bravo, bravo, well played good lad!!!:) again, I'm gonna have to hand out rep for the video. I actually based this on a Halo Wars/Reach hybrid so yes, its gonna be alot like what you see in the first half of the video, just with our own twists, no Spartans super humans here. though we will interact with them as the story builds.

By the way, you have to show me how to input videos:shok:, that would be really helpful.

And no, I'm sorry, but special skills will be annouced by moi. I specifically did that to prevent overpowering and narrowness of the story. I'll keep it in mind though.

AAARRGGHHHH:ireful2:, the helmet rolls away. Sorry buddy, though I'll keep it in mind for later in the story.


Alright, four down, keep it coming guys, lets all build an Epic story of humanities last stand against the Covenant Horde!!!!!:)
 

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Harvest was before Reach happened. Harvest was like the opening battle/campaign of the Covenant-Human War. Reach was after 10 years of loosing outer colonies to the covenant. Basically put Reach was the first Inner colony to fall to them.

You can be a veteran of Harvest if you want, thats fine.

Rambo, I'm glad you joined, you are a good character maker my friend. Love her, shes a nice addition.

Doelago I've put you in first squad till we get more people. but if you want, i'll transfer you over.
 

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Check it Out!!!

Ok guys, I'm gonna try and make this video active. If it doesn't work, then use the link. this video is the opener for our RPG, even though we have not started yet. A Prequel!!! It gives you that feeling.

I know its alittle cheesy, but watch it:read: and take it in that this is gonna be our finest hour gentlemen!!!


 

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I'm gonna wait til Monday night to see if we can at least get a Second Squad, I was banking on that for a fact. Alas, things never seemed to run right. But yeah, it all will begin and end soon:)
 

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Sindr, you can read it if you want, though if you join I'd really appriciate it, I need another 3 people to make it really good.

Snowy, welcome aboard, love the enthusiasm, really good character, it'll do just fine.

Samu3, as I said in my rep, I'm the GM here, not you. Please refrain from telling players about their characters like that. It undermines the authority of a acting GM.
 

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You'll be fine. Ok, this current update is coming out today, so when I post it, I'll fact your arrival onto the battlefield here, and you can become part of the epic tale. trust me, after this brief, and already well known section its gonna get real good!!!!!

(Master Chiefs gonna be making an appearence):)
 

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Um, I'm charging, you can either come with me, or snipe??? You create the story here. My guys charging because thats whats happening in the story. Besides, the spartans are here, and I need you to spot them so we can get along with the more familiar part of the story and begin the interesting part.
 

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I'm waiting on Deolago and others, you know who you are!!!!

I'll post the next advancement tongiht after mid-night. if you guys don't catch up don't worry, the reral stories starting next!!!
 
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