Yes, you are reading it right: I am the new GM by general
I am not here to cause havoc in the current status, in respect of the previous and successful management. But I AM here to insert more action, more SciFi, more excitement. I firmly believe that Apollo City offers all the opportunities to go up in the adventure level. I hope I can do a good job with this^'.
A brief Human History:
America had fought a great war in claiming the moon as a state. The Russians wanted to keep the moon as a military base.
But, the Americans and the Britain's had looked at it as an opportunity to start life on other planets.
Eventually, the Great Britain and America had won, but at a severe cost. Apollo City was such an expensive program, that both the U.K and the American Government had to join together in order to create their dream.
During this war, Russia wanted to design a chemical weapon to attack it's enemies. So, they did testing on Pets.
This weapon was regarded un-successful, because it never got past harming pets.
So, they disposed of it.
The virus spread and multiplied, creating a mass genocide to the animal kingdom.
Eventually, the humans were able to create a cure, but by then there was already a massive loss to them.
The remaining pets who were unharmed were sold to the highest bidder, and put into a special breeding program.
But, because the humans loved the pets and animals so much, they decided to create a program called the ani-droids.
(In ARGO, the ani-droids were given a restriction on how much expression and emotion the could have. In this, the ani-droids are designed to emulate actual pets. In other words, they are designed to act exactly like living creatures.)
When different companies got a hold of the ani-droids, they made modifications to them to perform certain tasks specific to the jobs given to them. Like, for engineers, the ani-droids were modified with prototype x-ray vision (only able to see through buildings with schematics and security camera's), and Repulser ray cutting crystals in the forehead.
When emergency services saw what these companies did, they modified ani-droids as well, but specified them to a certain wild animal.
Medical ani-droids were created to look like foxes.
Police ani-droids were created to look like wolves.
and Fire Department ani-droids were created to look like Dalmatians.
Since this modification craze kept going, you can't find a normal ani-droid anywhere.
The pets who were effected by the virus, had to get special treatment done to them.
The infected parts of the body were amputated, and replaced with ani-droid parts.
These pets willingly modified themselves, because they were so grateful to the humans, they wanted to do everything they could to repay them.
Apollo city was the perfect place for the Cy-Pet's to live. They could learn to use their new body parts AND help with the development of the city. So, the Cy-Pet's and a certain amount of citizens from both America and Great Britain moved to Apollo City.
Now, Apollo City is a bustling city. The lamps on the streets would grow bright to show it was day time, then would dim when it became night. There were major corporations that moved to Apollo City. The flag planted by the astronauts long past was turned into a memorial park, where humans and pet's alike could relax.
Then for the wild animals, Apollo City built a sanctuary, which had REAL grass and REAL trees. The wild animals could stay in the sanctuary like they would normally on earth. But, there was an invisible wall set up to keep the wild animals from leaving the sanctuary.
Then Apollo City built giant farms on the moon. The plants were given artificial sunlight to help grow, and they were watered by the ani-droid farmers. The farms thrived on Apollo City.
Because of Apollo City being so popular, people from around the world wanted to live there.
Eventually, the news spread to beings from other planets, who couldn't suite make it to earth, but could make it to Apollo.
So, when they reached contact with the people of Apollo City, the humans set up the Moon Base, to filter foreign activity, as well as humans who wanted to do harm. The Moon Base turned into a wall, so nobody could land on Apollo without going to the Moon Base first.
In conclusion, Apollo City has just started excepting aliens from other planets. It's still new to the humans, but the aliens (named Serpientes) were able to learn Spanish quite well. Eventually, you'll see the odd alien who could speak English, but every other corner, you could see a Spanish speaking alien, just doing what he or she would normally do.
The Cy-Pet's became watchers over Apollo City.
And Filthy rich humans brought pure pet's to Apollo City with them.
Apollo City is doing great, and they are still excepting new people,
Whether your a human, an alien, a Pure Pet, an ani-droid, or a Cy-Pet. You are welcomed to Apollo City.
A brief Serpiente History:
PLANET NAME: GOR
SOLAR SYSTEM: ZETA CANCRI C-D, CANCER CONSTELLATION
DISTANCE FROM EARTH: 83 light years
PLANET TYPE: Rocky planet
PLANET CLASS: Warm Terran
ORBITAL PERIOD: 11 months, 22 days
SIDEREAL ROTATIONAL PERIOD: 20h 01m 90s
SATELLITES: None. Gor has a temporary ring of debris caused by the tidal destruction of its moon
EQUATORIAL RADIUS: 7240.5 km
SURFACE AREA: 164697493 km
ESCAPE VELOCITY: 18.332 km/s
AXIAL TILT: 45 deg, 30 min 18.111 s
Gor is what you could call a hard place to live!
Gor used to have a small moon and its orbit was relatively stable. But with time, the tidal interaction between its two stars caused its orbit to degenerate. Gor is slowly falling down toward its sun, Zeta Cancri C. Its moon, Taor, started to fall toward Gor until the tidal forces broke it apart and transformed it into a spectacular though unstable ring of debris.
Occasionally, pieces of the newly formed ring fall toward Gor’s surface, causing havoc, and interfering with the space program of planetary evacuation.
The planet’s axis is progressively tilting toward the sun. As of today, Gor is presenting already a very strong thermal exchange between days and nights, with a growing amount of storms. Soon, astronomically speaking, the tidal lock will force the planet to show only one charred face to the sun, the other immersed in a perpetual polar night.
The planet’s dominant species, having a name which no human could accurately translate, had the advantage of evolving without serious accidents, thus quickly evolving into the most advanced life form. Unfortunately, being their homeworld the only one in their solar system, and being their sky too rich with other stars to perfection the art of planet-hunting, they spent many millennia in a cultural, theocratic stasis, believing themselves the most perfect of species -and the only one in the cosmos.
But then, the orbital decay started, the moon Taor started to fall toward the planet! The same theocrats who for generations had refused even the idea of life beyond Gor, of planets beyond their star-filled skies, offered in sacrifice their own beliefs if their world was spared. They would open to science, to new ideas, to that ‘force’ they had opposed to, as long as their future generations would live.
And when all seemed lost, when the fate seemed sealed, when most of the temples were burned and destroyed by the irate populations who counted on their gods to save them…The fall stopped. Taor started to crumble apart, becoming the ring that would forever illuminate Gor’s nights.
And while life adapted to the new changes, century after century, with masses continously moving by the millions to the safest areas, the new elite- the technocrats and scientists- invested every possible energy in the evacuation of their world, now that it was clear that it, too, was falling toward their sun.
Working as hard in a century like Earthmen hadn’t done through their whole existence as civilization, the ----- located faint echoes of coherent radio transmission from Earth! A mishmash of radio and television shows pinged Gor’s electronic ears, and soon everyone knew they had a chance!
Technocrats worked not less hard to bypass the Speed-Of-Light barrier, and came up with their first wormhole generator: Basically, their ships would use the stars’ massive gravitational fields to further bend the space-and-time tissue and connect one star with the other. Problem was, the ship must be made with the most durable alloy to survive a contact that also caused a massive superheated plasma exchange. No forcefields could be used, since they would collapse during the tremendous energy-and-matter exchange.
The ----- tested several of these ships using the stars of the Cancri constellation, losing all of them and their brave volunteers, until at last a scientist invented not only the ultimate durable league, but also a system to absorb most of the plasma’s energies to fuel the ship itself!
The Ariyongar (‘Intrepid Venturer’), was the first ship to succeed in traveling from star to star, thus inaugurating the -----’s space age.
And it was the Ariyongar that first appeared in Earth’s solar system, near Sol, to get in touch with the local dominant species.
The -----, knowing what pride had caused them, accepted the Earthmen’s condition of temporarily living on the Moon, at Apollo City, in a reciprocal study program, so to learn from each other in peace as much as possible.
In this context, the ----- found extremely fascinating the Spanish culture, which even in this modern century is strongly influenced by the Catholic Church. Despite the ----- being today socially more evolved, to them Catholicism is like their old theocracy and from there they started to explore every nuance –including the less religious aspect,the easier-to-learn language and accepting to be dubbed themselves ‘Serpientes’ (Snakes)
Yet, not wanting to put their existence as species in the hands of fate, the Serpientes also employed a secret fleet of ‘Seeder Ships’, smaller ships with the purpose of leaving fertile couples on Earth so to study on the field the effects of their potential new homeplanet on their biology. The Serpientes on the moon – except for a very restricted handful of elements – are not aware of this program. Those who know have orders and means to interfere with the Terran authorities so to hide their ‘seeds’ and protect them from prying eyes.
It should be noted that the Serpientes have no intentions of conquering Earth; they are desperate and know they will lose their world, literally, one day. It is of primary importance that they keep seeking for a new homeworld. In this regard, their scientists at Gor are still collecting precious data and working to assemble their greatest colonization fleet so that one day they can terraform their best best candidate in case the Earth option failed...
So, some users brought this up to me, saying there are other users from Russia who might be offended. So, the storyline is now that Russia was turned into a Mafia run country. But, because they still have pride for the space race, this is why they fought.