188604 is a Independent plot run by GM Zack. Its concept is to create a space that can be interacted with fairly freely by the rest of the setting. If another plotship wants to stop by, or someone wants to stumble across the planet then a serious effort will be made to encourage the outside interference in the plot.
The plot itself centers around a low tech world listed as 188604 on Elysian starcharts. With Uso running low on cash she hatches a scheme to hire some friends and go use modern weapons to take over the planet. Though the planet's armies don't pose much of a threat to modern power armor, there are plenty of other concerns that go along with trying to run a planet.
The plot is designed to give a small open area for RP to accommodate some RP that is fairly self-contained and doesn't require a lot of time committed. Though there will be a core 'storyline' there will also be opportunities for one off JPs involving whoever decides to stop by.
Zack joined the site in 2005ish, and has GMed several plots including the tail end of the GSS Yui, The GSS Seigi, The NSS Alliance and the Nepleslian 4th fleet plot.
He is usually online between 8am and 11pm, with RP availability usually being later in the day.
During Love Day, Uso agrees to go on a blind date. For better or worse she ended up discussing hypothetically taking over a low technology world with Raphael Castiel. The low tech world in question was one the Elysians had stumbled across years ago, but had ultimately left alone as it was not worth the trouble.
A few weeks later she'd decide to go for it, putting together a team made up of friends and mercenaries. The bulk of the force being made up of the Ragnarok PMC.
The group arrived planet side, and immediately hit the largest city they could find, striking during the middle of a local conflict and killing many of the leaders. They quickly established themselves at the main power in the area, as muskets and cannons were essentially useless against power armors capable of throwing horses at people. When the dust settled, the group set about 'uplifting' their little corner of the world.
General Aaron Grant had participated in the conflict, and only just barely escaped being found by Uso by ditching his uniform. Him, along with his right hand Rubi and consort Celeste would start forming a resistance movement against Uso's group.
After the initial battle of Osman City, the locals were terrified but not defeated. Their best and brightest started to gather together, forming a group with the intention of dealing with the outside threat. In order to minimize their risk of exposure they stuck with code names related to their professions and set in motion plans to infiltrate their invaders.
It was around this time that a friend of General Grant, Azariel Nereopoulos, would reveal that he too was not from this planet and start advising them on their possible futures.
Grant's right hand woman, Rubi, would also be sent to kill the collaborator Reginald Braith around the same time as Azariel's reveal. Though instead of completing her assignment, she decided to infiltrate the invading group when the opportunity presented itself. This served to anger General Lewis Costanel, who vowed to take care of things himself upon hearing the news.
This would eventually lead to a split in the rebellion, with Lewis's group moving on to develop weapons to fight the invaders, while AAron's group would secretly make contact with Cyrus, the leader of the invader's military. This secret meeting would end in a pact that would eventually solidify Aaron as the first leader of the new government, while Lewis would go on to launch a massive attack against the invaders during a dust storm, nearly managing to kill Uso Tasuki.
When the dust settled, the point was driven home: It was pointless for the locals to fight back with weapons.
During YE 38 the Mothership "White Lament" would end up landing on 188604 looking for spare parts in a manner that most resembled an apocalyptic crash and robotic spider invasion. It seemed that the spacer ship had lost its organic crew, and was looking to harvest organs from the locals in order to rebuild its crew, luckily the spacer Codebreaker Arccos Two Three 52-9683-7587 who was part of the Ragnarok PMC was able to subdue the ship. Arccos would go on to become the appointed Sheriff of the planet and de-facto captain of the White Lament
The I'ee Joint Technology Expedition would reach 188604 in the year YE 38. Where they were convinced to assist in developing the planet in exchange for Uso's help in defeating the NMX attacking the I'ee home system.
With the planet more or less secured from internal threats, Uso Tasuki turned her attention outward, building the relationships she'd need to develop the planet into something more substantial.
Uso Tasuki, hearing about the new race of miners, struck a deal with the vekimen to provide resources in exchange for raising their profile on the galactic stage.
The major goal during this time period was the liberation of the I'ee home system from the NMX. The Necromancer, a mercenary that carried with it much of the fighter and mecha available to Uso's Star Organization went on a recon mission to the I'ee home system and was nearly destroyed by the NMX. It was able to limp back home for repairs, and the information it brought was used to formulate a plan of attack.
The next month was spent preparing, readying ships, missiles, mecha, fighters, and anything they could get their hands on for the fight at Ee'ee.
It turns out that the USO isn't the only group out west trying to establish themselves. Between corporations and the https://stararmy.com/wiki/doku.php?id=faction:4th_elysian_celestial_empire the USO barely manages to fend off several plots to take over large swaths of the west.
The USO finally gets some breathing room, and starts spending time developing itself, producing new facilities, internal organizations, and conducting diplomacy
Excessive spending by Section 6 brings down the 188604 economy. Spacers come to 188604 looking to retake the lighthouse that was taken from them. Elysians start a fight with the NMX that sweeps up 188604. B7R is still filled with Rixxikor, the FSC is having problems staying afloat, Lazarus starts killing off USO's crew, and a plan is hatched to overthrow PsychoPomp.
All at the same time.
Star System: 0014 *
Planet: Planet 188-604 aka 'Usotza', 'Ragna-World', 'Camur',
|Uso Tasuki||Fearless Leader||PC||'Your Highness', 'Empress Tyrantpants'|
|Raphael Castiel||Uso's Right Hand||PC||'Raph'||needs art|
|Yumeoibito, Errowyn||Pilot||PC||aka 'Hellcat'||needs art|
|Harhui||Demolitions Expert||PC||aka 'Smalls'||Not Active|
|Reginald Braith||Local General||NPC|
|Tiberius 'Eight Ball' Aldrich||Pilot||PC||Not Active|
|Takimori Ronin||Mecha Pilot||PC||Left the Crew|
|Aashi Nath Werner||Privateer Captain||PC||Left the Crew|
|Alex Tasuki||Ex-Popsicle||PC||'New Boots'|
|creature||Problem||PC||'Please leave' 'Go Away' 'Seriously this isn't my nickname for you, go away!'|
|Uso's Business Associates|
|Koga Akemi||Food and Tourism||PC|
|Cyrus Marshal||Ragnarok's Leader||PC||needs art|
|Ace||PMC Soldier||PC||needs art|
|Codebreaker Arccos Two Three 52-9683-7587||PMC Soldier||PC||'High Sheriff Arccos'||needs art|
|Scrabler||PMC Soldier||PC||needs art|
|Rip D. Torr||PMC Medic||PC||Dr. Hardbody||Not Active|
|Tomblyn Ardane||PMC Soldier||PC||Not Active|
|LargeGear Cloudy Truffleclub M447-8-09||PC||Giant Mushroom|
|Spacecase Sync Seven Two 72-9823-1064 (Sparrow)||PC|
|Josward Braith||Head officer|
|Ulysses S. Werner||Captain of the Necromancer|
|Hazel Gehärtet Werner||Chief of the Aerospace Group (CAG)|
|Julie Osman||Young Princess||NPC||needs art|
|Jacob Osman||Young Prince||NPC||Dead|
|Serza Costanel||Head Nurse||NPC|
|General Aaron Grant||NPC||needs art|
|General Lewis Costanel||NPC|
|Tabernacle Smithee||Former Knight||NPC|
|Olena Sands||Fighter Extraordinaire||NPC|
|Kelly Buchanan||Buttonless Brigade Sheriff||NPC|
|I'ee Joint Technology Expedition|
|Gut-Stripe||Fearless Leader||needs art|