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About Maelstrom Vortex

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    Devouring worlds, nation by nation. Setting entire armies on nuclear fire. Making anyone regret being my enemy.
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    New Pacific Order
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    Maelstrom Vortex
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  1. Maelstrom Vortex

    Incursion 2.0

    In the south, there was no awareness of the Summit.. but the fact contact had been made prompted an Imperial Drone to be dispatched to the colony in Antarctica. A maelstrom returned to the gate.. It nodded to its subjects who were working diligently on its first fortress in the ice and stone of this world. Great complex fractal designs for structures patterned for efficient thermal exchange and use of energy in such a manner as to preserve the ice used for walls, ceilings and floors. Maelstrom looked to Solus, "With this world's temperatures rising.. be prepared to replace the temporary with the permanent..." He looked up at the night sky.. as it was winter in the southern hemisphere and smiled at the familiar, though slightly different, constellations."Estimating 1% differential in fundamental universal parameters. Maybe the gravitational constant is off .0001% or something." He shrugged. "Further analysis will reveal how it ticks in time..": Most of this was talking to himself.. but people were accustomed to that around the hive drones, at least they were here. Solus informed it, "The gates have been built..... we're securing them now, the firewall between worlds is being created." "Very good.. I want no back drafts into our realm of origin.. make sure the seal is strong. The entities here are somewhat advanced." The drone replied. The Drone, for the most part, resembled its originator, but it was vastly enhanced from the organic it was based on.. it was cybernetic, it was not fully organic. Its eyes could see the entire breadth of the EM spectrum simultaneously through delicate octagonal sensors in the eyes where the retinas would normally be in any organic being. It's sensory centers were designed to co-process and extract data based on its hosts' set parameters. Sensitivity was constantly being adjusted for contrast on each band as environmental conditions changed. It came blessed with a wide array of chemical and olfactory sensors that could tell him the exact make up of the atmosphere where he stood. When the original had come, it had realized it was out of touch with the air.. so it sent a drone with the technology equivalent of his lost senses.. a barometric pressure reader, a very sensitive tremor sensor, and a hyper sensitive concusison sensor was on board.. it could hear people breath hundreds of yards away and heartbeats at about 100 feet. The cyborg was the very best amalgam of data collection the hive had to offered, and all the data and its telemetry was returned to the hive's data centers, relayed through the portals to a world beyond unseen from the ground stations at the pole. The aurora.. which had started with their arrival.. had faded on the North Pole, but the South was very active.. their activity causing clear localized geomagnetic disturbance. "I anticipate they will call for us soon, since they know we have their scientists... they are in good heatlh?" Maelstrom asked. "A few minor scrapes and bruises from the struggle, but they are well, my liege." Solus replied. "Good.. then hopefully we can get this to go off without anyone getting killed." The hive smiled.
  2. Maelstrom Vortex

    Incursion 2.0

    "Wait.. that's a horrible translation.. .. gah.. this is a parallel world.. try the common english." The translator criticized his comrade.
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    Incursion 2.0

    A single broadcast was repeated over open radio..... which appeared to be originating from Antarctica. Apparently one of the researchers had a book on latin and it seemed to dominate research terminology and literature so the dragons thought they were "talking the high tongue" of this world.
  4. Maelstrom Vortex

    Incursion 2.0

    Solus had the research scientists that had come with him go through the materials of the ones that had operated the research stations. It would not be long til a database of information on every nation on the planet of generally known information and languages would begin to be compiled. In the meantime, Solus had ordered an interference pattern etched into the ice and projectors set up to fire snow masking white lights up from the ground to obscure operations from any observing overflights. To the other nations of the world, it would appear as if the terrain had blended into and been reclaimed by the antarctic wilderness. Whoever was there, wasn't ready to be found yet. Elaborate ice carving began to take place as habitats and operations centers were literally carved into the face of Antarctica, when they hit soil they'd keep going beginning to work on their first bunkers for the military command center and the Hive's first planetary link including a data center with multi-lane quantum bit processing. "Modern technologies.. approximating 2020 earths.. satellite constellations.. not the most advanced world we've seen.. but far from the least. We'll have to react accordingly." Solus sighed. He had told his mate he'd be away 3 months on this deployment. Looks like plans had changed. He would have to bring her through to be with him. A prospect hew as nervous about. He quietly sat his fire whiskey down as he read through reports and considered if any additional instructions need be given out to his crews at the time. White scales and blue eyes blended with the ice of the wall in hsi newly created lair.. other than his eyes, the presence of his desk and paper work.. you'd almost miss him if you'd walked in relying only on your eyes to see.
  5. Maelstrom Vortex

    Official NatRP Map Thread

    Yeah, a map is kind of necessary on a world map unless there are already actual physical boundaries that outline the structure of your nation. In my case the entire subcontinent is surrounded by water, not abutted by additional provinces.. like say in China or the United states. Additionally, Antarctica is not currently divided into provinces, so there's nothing to really fill in. If I were to do so I'd just divided... 5.4 million by 70 and have each province be squares divided by latitude and longitudes separated by just enough degrees to constitute: 771,428 square miles. Sadly, there's not a convenient ap for that. You might want to do first contact first... before proposing alliances
  6. Maelstrom Vortex

    Incursion 2.0

    ## A coronal mass ejection is affecting the earth... causing beautiful aurora displays across the north and southern poles. Under the cover of this common geomagnetic event, an unusually large burst of ions makes the auroras at the south pole over antarctica to go absolutely insane. The research labs love it though, looks beautiful, makes for good video to send home to the kids.. and the readings are.. both strange and interesting curiousities.## At the Southern axial pole there is a loud snap outside. The research stations there all hear it. As they move outside into the howling lightning storm that is raging, they go missing.. one by one.. til only those operating within the shacks remain. "Move quickly, do not kill, take them prisoner.. shut down their coms first." Maelstrom instructed the exploration team Commander, Lt. Solus, who gave a swift nods and through hand signals conveyed to his peers the plan to strike down all the satellites dishes and radio towers before performing a snatch-n-grab black-bag op on the occupants of the building. The only thing the rest of the world knew.. was that the south pole station had gone quiet not long after a huge, not unexpected, but unusual in magnitude.. magnetometer spike. The researchers were now temporary prisoners of the Arctic Storm Dragons who were now starting to spread out across the land around them to secure a perimeter. "This is perfect Solus. Just as the readings indicated.. perfectly compatible with our biology.. but.. I'm detecting something off..." "What's that sir?" "No magic. This world seems.. mana dead." Solus snorted, "I'll inform the battle mages to stay behind.. they'll be useless here." Maelstrom nodded, closing his eyes sensing the air about him that was being disturbed by the portals using only the usual senses one might expect a dragon to have.. not his extended set. "Yeah.. this is a pure technology world.. no arcane structures that I can sense or in tact.. or if they are.. they are very weak or dormant. Prep for conventional operations. You are hereby promoted to interim governor of PNW Earth 2." Solus saluted, "I will do my best not to fail you Emperor." "I leave it to you then.. I've done my job here.. you're safe.. get operations going." He was mainly present merely to ascertain that the world was not in fact a risk to his soldiers and people. He quietly slipped back through the portal. The planar bridge was held open and supplies and equipment for operating in this environment poured through. The dragons themselves.. did not mind the cold, they loved it and the environment was perfect for them. Several set up teams to go hunting for whale and seals, not to kill immediately.. but to harvest breeding material for a domestic stock. Tanks, dragons in armored suits, some of them with jet packs.. rumbled through the gate.. Construction equipment took advantage of the research station's facilities and improved upon them including expanding a fully operational runway and vtol pad. The hominids that came through the gates with them wore winter gear, except the frost giants who came through dressed for business but half treating this as a vacation. Solus' first priority.. more planar bridges.
  7. Maelstrom Vortex

    Official NatRP Map Thread

    Nation name: Dragonisia Population (may use in-game numbers): Starting at 100,000 (initial invasion force) rapidly escalating to 1 billion over the course of 1 year or 2,739,452 per day due to interplanar incursion and population growth. Population density (may use in-game numbers): Tiny, ending in 1 year at: 185 sq mile. Official currency: Talon GDP (may use in-game numbers): Starting: 360,000,000 (Local) 20,000,000,000,000 (Interplanar) Usable locally 1% of interplanar tally, or 200 billion. GDP per capita (may use in-game numbers): 36,000 Form of government: Interplanar Imperial Hive Describe your nation: Dragonisia is a nation of dragons who originated on the planet of Istaria. Their founder, Maelstrom Vortex is their primary Emperor with some of the Empire delegated to control by his son in some other planes/realities. National Leader Background: Maelstrom is a planeswalking dragon who was born on Istaria and a hive mind. His father, Stratus was responsible for discovery a way to quantum entangling his son's mind across space and time at his birth. Stratus also invented the off world portals which allowed Istarians to planes walk, which was based on gnomish portal technologies. This resulted in every Maelstrom in the fragmented universe, being connected to the other. While this seems to convey an almost absurd level of intelligence, it also has significant limitations and exposures which he has had to deal with day to day.. including all trauma for every version of himself being shared with the others. His people, however, are independent of the hive except for his mate and a few select others. The hive has his core personality as its over-mind, but it hosts other free and independent minds who join it. The hive has integrated into the national defense grid and the defense system allowing Maelstrom to issue orders to his command at a thought. All the communications are uninterruptible and not interceptible due to the direct nature of quantum communications. Imperial History: The hive has been responsible for dominating multiple worlds, Bob and Petram, being the most notable. Dominant Languages: Imperial Draconic, a hybrid of English/common and Istarian Draconic Politics & War Wikia link (leave blank if you don’t have one): https://cybernations.fandom.com/wiki/Maelstrom_Vortex Have you read, and agree to abide by the rules of the map/subforum? (Yes/No): Yes Where on the map do you wish to be located? (Using real-world geography, or a self-provided map): Antarctica, entire continent.. will start the the axial south pole and radiate outwards. Will consider the entire continent all 70 provinces. Nation flag link (if you have a specific one you wish to use):
  8. Maelstrom Vortex

    The Invasion of Orbis by the Star Dragon Empire of Dragonisia

    After so long being present on Orbis, a portal lab had finally been built in Dragonisia and the boundaries of this reality began to be tested. The head of the National Academy of Sciences came to Maelstrom as he sat in his office and presented a report called, "Proximity realities. We have detected at least 1 viable interconnect from this region of space time." Was the most important words he took from it, but it offered very technical data on how to build a planar bridge to the other locations. He looked to Furyion, his SecDef, "Prep for incursion." Furyion saluted with a nod and despite being in the middle of a world war. Dragonisia.. began to prepare to intrude up on yet another.
  9. Maelstrom Vortex

    Some Ideas

    People who cling to the concepts of a "fair and balanced rp" in a nation sim. Are basically trying to make a game on top of this one.. which isn't necessary. They think that fair and balanced is defined by arbitrary rules.. and it isn't. You want a fair and balanced game, rely on the system as it has been created. Play the ups and downs of your nation as they happen within the context of the game world of Orbis. Bring your actual nation to life rather than fabricating a falsity in the hopes of propping yourself up. Besides.. it's a game of pixels. If you're taking pride in your numbers, you're taking pride in the wrong thing. I hope there's a lot more to your nations than mere stats or your rp is at best... Mediocre and hollow. Dragonisia, for instance, is currently a blasted and cratered wasteland of prideful Dragons fighting a brutal war lead by a hive mind Emperor and the nation itself spans multiple realities (seriously, half its rp doesn't even take place on this world).. I take pride on its rise and its fall, not because of numbers, but because it is cool and well written, its constituents fighting with honor and reliably to its allies. I rely purely on the game itself to dictate its rise and fall so that may role in determining my own scope of power is actually limited. 👍 Combining all the forums into one is not at all simplification. It is the induction of confusion, an attempt to squelch RP that is not in likeness to the popular norm among all the other traffic.. which is usually garbage that last.. maybe 3 months then dies out. Arbitrary systems.. are very prone.. to utter collapse. People do not like to be restricted because someone else perceives their power as "unfair" and obsess over it. Everyone is a crater once in a while.. ... Unless you're just.. bad... at picking sound allies and political maneuvering or something. Then you might not get out of the crater. My suggestion: No rules other than basic Free Form rules. Break the forum down into categories so people can do sci-fi, fantasy, modern.. or my favorite Game-Related. That's pretty much the only categories you need. Game related, btw, is fairly open ended as a category title because nations represented in game can span the gambit of the categories and I am creative enough to engage them all.
  10. Maelstrom Vortex

    The Invasion of Orbis by the Star Dragon Empire of Dragonisia

    Another year.. another war.. the prior year's expansion had been a resounding success and the outpost on Orbis was firmly established. They found themselves amidst another great war along side their brothers and sisters in the New Pacific Order as the incursion continued to grow. This war had been particularly challenging, a nice change from the last year's routes. But that is what he wanted, a good fight from races struggling to save their home world from being absolutely crushed. It showed the life on this world had a strong, vibrant soul. One he could tap for his expansion once its efforts were directed to his ends. Maelstrom's drone on this world had participated in each and every battle that had arisen. It was collecting many scars, not that it mattered. It was just one of many shells. When he was given the privilege of striking Westeros, Maelstrom couldn't help but recognize the irony. An Emperor of Dragons striking at a land that used them in their armies like pets or mounts. "This isn't conquest.. it's a liberation operation.. yes.. that's how the news will represent this to our population." And the non-hive citizens of Dragonisia rallied to the war effort to free their peers from use as cattle.
  11. Maelstrom Vortex

    Airstrike Stadium

    Given that baseball is a major source of some war revenues on this world. I thought this would be a completely valid game mission mechanic to introduce.. *jaw tap*. Am I a bad person?
  12. Maelstrom Vortex

    Dial Up War: Propaganda

    Meanwhile.. over Dragonisia...
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    What is P&W listening to?

    Heh, actually posted the wrong link, corrected.
  14. Maelstrom Vortex

    The Invasion of Orbis by the Star Dragon Empire of Dragonisia

    ##Nuclear Launch Detected!## Claxons sounded and Maelstrom looked a monitor and smiled. "Someone STILL knows how to fight!" "Inbound ICBM from the nation of Champions." A computer voice blared. "Target?" Maelstrom inquired. "Neo Francograd." The ai chirped. "Sirens sounded?" He continued. "Bunker warnings have been issued." "Time to intercept?" "Insufficient. Suggest to stay in place. Enemy is under heavy ground assault. Their forces are crumbling. They are desperate.. this is likely their last gasp." Maelstrom looked extraordinarily disappointed, "Already?" "Yessir. The Alliance's strike teams are just to efficient." It chirped. "Glory hounds." Mael sat back continuing to eat pop corn as he quietly watched his nation at war. Their orders issued, all he could do was watch and wait to respond as needed.
  15. Maelstrom Vortex

    What is P&W listening to?


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