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Re: New universe?

Postby thedugan » Sun Jul 05, 2009 4:28 am

How about using the name "Arachnae" ?

Consuming such huge amounts of energy, they'd drain the 'jump fields' of ships, solar radiation, radio - almost all Electromagnetic energy to maintain their metabolism. Their ships have "energy absorbers" - though we can't use that term because it's in SFB - which abosrb the energy (or perhaps just some portion) of any energy-based weapon fired at them. Perhaps we can add that energy to their attack somehow...

They use captured/conquered victims to infiltrate potential enemies, using their advanced communications technology to garner information without the victim's knowledge. The equipment 'installed' in the victim isn't undetectable, but it's transmission medium IS...

The Dukes of the (March?) don't need to be encouraged by infiltration, their own greed would force them to move once they'd detected an opening.
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Re: New universe?

Postby Blackronin » Sun Jul 05, 2009 12:39 pm

I like the name arachnae. :)

I would call it "energy stealers" and I agree with your description.

About the Dukes of the Marshes (as in bog, fen, mere, morass, muskeg, quag, quagmire, sough, swamp, moor, flush, marish) my idea is that millenia ago they make a coup against the Empire. Instead of kiling them all, the Emperor exiled them into a terrible part of the galaxy. The Marshes. They strived and after some time they become again a full part of the Empire. Some o them are loyal, some of them want a payback. A millenar payback. :evil:

So, this way, after the Starmada Universe, we can make an RPG with a Dutchess heroine from the Marshes. :D
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Re: New universe?

Postby Blackronin » Sun Jul 05, 2009 2:47 pm

My vision of the Arachnae.

Eight legged. Check.
Energy stealer barbs. Check.
Energy like colouring. Check.
Psychic antennae. Check.
Mean demeanor. Check.

What do you think?

Arachne.jpg
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Re: New universe?

Postby thedugan » Mon Jul 06, 2009 6:32 pm

Blackronin wrote:I like the name arachnae. :)


Glad to hear you like the term Arachnae. I guess we'll have to wait for Dan to endorse it or nix it.


Blackronin wrote:I would call it "energy stealers" and I agree with your description.

About the Dukes of the Marshes (as in bog, fen, mere, morass, muskeg, quag, quagmire, sough, swamp, moor, flush, marish) my idea is that millenia ago they make a coup against the Empire. Instead of kiling them all, the Emperor exiled them into a terrible part of the galaxy. The Marshes. They strived and after some time they become again a full part of the Empire. Some o them are loyal, some of them want a payback. A millenar payback. :evil:

So, this way, after the Starmada Universe, we can make an RPG with a Dutchess heroine from the Marshes. :D



These ought to explain why I/we use the term 'march' instead of marsh...

http://encyclopedia.farlex.com/March+(frontier)

The idea is that you send 'promising young men' to the Marches in order for them to prove they are able and loyal by their efforts to expand the empire. Rome did something similiar. In our case, they want the power without all the work - or perhaps they have worked pretty hard and don't feel they've been properly rewarded.
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Re: New universe?

Postby thedugan » Mon Jul 06, 2009 6:35 pm

Blackronin wrote:My vision of the Arachnae.

Eight legged. Check.
Energy stealer barbs. Check.
Energy like colouring. Check.
Psychic antennae. Check.
Mean demeanor. Check.

What do you think?


Not a bad sketch - I'd have more "Alien" eyes, though.

Throw in 'Tholian Webs' and 'Andromedan Energy Absorbers' and we're close to what I was thinking.
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Re: New universe?

Postby Blackronin » Mon Jul 06, 2009 8:15 pm

thedugan wrote:The idea is that you send 'promising young men' to the Marches in order for them to prove they are able and loyal by their efforts to expand the empire. Rome did something similiar. In our case, they want the power without all the work - or perhaps they have worked pretty hard and don't feel they've been properly rewarded.


Got it. Really interesting how the same thing in two different countries may be so dissimilar. Marches in Portuguese is "Marcas", the prestigious lands given to the lords that the king trusted most. Marshes is "pantanais", places with rich soil, but terrible deseases like malaria and other fevers where the criminals and political outcasts were sent to settle new colonies or lands. Hence my confusion.
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Re: New universe?

Postby thedugan » Mon Jul 06, 2009 8:52 pm

May occasionally be confusing, but it adds to the richness of the discussion - and hopefully, to the richness of the thing we are trying to create.
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Re: New universe?

Postby Blackronin » Mon Jul 06, 2009 11:32 pm

thedugan wrote:I guess we'll have to wait for Dan to endorse it or nix it.


I have some more ideas, but I'll wait to see what Dan thinks and meanwhile I'll get back to "Las Estellas de Fierro!"
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Re: New universe?

Postby thedugan » Tue Jul 07, 2009 12:07 am

Also gives others time to read and contribute.

I think Dan's a bit busy with something right now.
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Re: New universe?

Postby Blackronin » Mon Jul 13, 2009 11:22 pm

So?
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