Civilizations and Choices!

AmondraskAmondrask Posts: 37Member ✭✭✭
So, since we're all fresh and shiny-new, and I've been dying to talk to people about Starmourn since the first newsletter, let's get some chatter going! Specifically about the three civilisations! For those of you not aware, they are;  - Primary races are the W'hoorn, the Nath-el, the Shen, and the Tukkav. Poor people get to live in the smog below, the rich get to live in almost literal ivory towers!  - Humanity's defacto home, with hefty numbers of Elgan, Krona, and Bushraki, it's a collection of asteroids that have been converted into habitats. Haven (heh) for the less law-abiding!  - Formerly a beautiful paradise, now an irradiated wasteland home to the floating Song City, a cooperative effort between the Decheerans, the Nusriza, the Amaians, and the Ry'nari.

I'd strongly encourage folks to read the articles if you haven't already, they're much better at painting a picture of the various civilisations than my rushed one-line tidbits! I think the three civilisations are pretty great, each with a distinctive feel, and they're all very sci-fi. I'd love to hear which one you all like, what civilisation you might end up picking, and your thoughts and ponderings in general!

Personally, I am all for that sweet, sweet Song City life. I can't not love the sheer, wilful stubborn spite it took to remain there after the planet got trashed. It speaks to me. Plus it's got my favourite races! 


  • SagexSagex Posts: 167Member ✭✭✭
    Since I'm going to be w'hoorn i'll be in the ceestine ascendancccy 

  • VillanoxVillanox Posts: 112Member ✭✭✭
    Celestine Ascendancy here as well, not having my Shen stoop to the other civilizations
  • CoenzymeCoenzyme Posts: 34Member ✭✭
    I am for Celestine Ascendancy. I think the maze of the lower city and dense population will create some cool rp opportunities. 
  • SagexSagex Posts: 167Member ✭✭✭
    we shall make the ascend the best 
  • DevinaDevina Posts: 75Member ✭✭✭
    I'll probably start myself out either in Scatterhome, or Song City; I already play in a Celestine Ascendancy-type situation in my current IRE game, so as much as I love the dichotomy, I feel like trying something new!
  • BaedundarielBaedundariel Posts: 60Member ✭✭
    Thanks for the links.  Shall read 'em. <3
  • JekkJekk Posts: 15Member
    I'm also excited about Song City for their resilience and stubbornness. But all of them look well done at this point. I'm interested in how the world ends up.
  • zacczacc Posts: 100Member ✭✭✭
    I'm fond of Scatterhome. With Earth vanishing from existence, it serves as the primary home for the humans. Add in the Blood Ark, a seedy underground, and a melting pot of races - Scatterhome is ripe for all sorts of exciting adventures, discoveries, and character growth.
  • AureliusAurelius Posts: 467Administrator Starmourn staff
    Just to clarify, while certain races originally formed those civilizations, you'll be able to play any race in them, though RP-wise, if you were, say, a Decheeran in Scatterhome, you'd be pretty alone in terms of your race. There wouldn't be any Decheeran NPCs there, for instance.
  • SagexSagex Posts: 167Member ✭✭✭
    Aurelius said:
    Just to clarify, while certain races originally formed those civilizations, you'll be able to play any race in them, though RP-wise, if you were, say, a Decheeran in Scatterhome, you'd be pretty alone in terms of your race. There wouldn't be any Decheeran NPCs there, for instance.
    We kind of figured but I know for me I want to stick with the most common rp sense for my race that way I can feel out the game. Whenever I make an alt I may end up trying diffwerent chagnes

  • AmondraskAmondrask Posts: 37Member ✭✭✭
    So the Ascendancy has a tentative early lead! Very interesting. I would have wagered that Scatterhome would be the most popular, because, well. Pirates, and I imagine it speaks to Firefly fans on a deep and spiritual level! 

    What's drawn you folks to your choices? Is it the culture, the vibe of the civilisation, their attitude, or a more 'boy howdy I sure do love me some floating cities!' ?
  • DevinaDevina Posts: 75Member ✭✭✭
    I like Scatterhome because it seems like it would be the most boisterous: it's a loose alliance of rowdy races in a place where they can be (like @Amondrask said) pirates or whatever. As for my interest in Song City, the artwork is lovely; I assume it would be a lovely place to play something less irritating. Like a particularly quiet Decheeran.
  • VillanoxVillanox Posts: 112Member ✭✭✭
    My whole thing with the Ascendancy is the Shen helped found it, so it makes the most sense to me to have my character be in the Ascendancy
  • AmondraskAmondrask Posts: 37Member ✭✭✭
    I'm definitely getting that sort of fairly peaceful, serene vibe from Song as well. Although, with the Ry'nari there, I have to wonder if that's entirely true. 
  • DevinaDevina Posts: 75Member ✭✭✭
    Maybe the Ry'nari are the errant firework set off in the backyard of peaceful suburbia.
  • AmondraskAmondrask Posts: 37Member ✭✭✭
    That's an image I can fully embrace! As much as I like the whole serenity thing, it'd be great to have Song feel more lively and dynamic than just a forest commune in space, sorta deal. 
  • PollivarPollivar Posts: 115Member ✭✭✭
    I will certainly be a member of Scatterhome, as a human.
  • TextWenchTextWench Posts: 52Member ✭✭✭
    Song Dominion, most likely. 
  • AvAtAAvAtA Posts: 4Member
    Song Dominion. Make the uninhabitable wastes great again!
  • GuraxiusGuraxius Posts: 6Member
    "May Song Dynasty last 10,000 years. . ." oops, watching too much Marco Polo on Netflix!  Probably the Song Dominion.
  • KinilanKinilan Posts: 1Member
    Something something Piracy.
  • ArsentarArsentar Posts: 120Member ✭✭✭
    Scatterhome will likely be it for me, at least for a start. Who knows where it will go from there.
  • dancinkdancink Posts: 12Member
    Song Dominion for me!
  • TextWenchTextWench Posts: 52Member ✭✭✭
    Kinilan said:
    Something something Piracy.
    Best answer.
  • SairysSairys Posts: 215Member ✭✭✭
    Song Dominion 5eva
    Avatar by berserkerelf!
  • AerryAerry Posts: 15Member
    Scatterhome as I really like the concept of the Jinn. Given thats where the Blood Ark parked and eventually powered down, I can't see why not!
  • CookieCookie Posts: 23Member ✭✭
    Scatterhome sounds perfect for what I've got in mind.. 

    Pilot for hire, with questionable morals on being a swift courier service.. Giving me Elite Dangerous vibes!

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    You say to Zhill, "Thanks anyways! I'm gonna go break more things!"
    Zhill tells you, "You show'em!"
    You joyfully tell Zhill, "I sure will!"
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  • firedwarfsfiredwarfs Posts: 11Member
    edited August 2017
    Who wants to come to Scatterhome as a Decheeren and be Groot for my Elgan Scoundrel?
  • LukeLuke Posts: 2Member
    edited August 2017
    Kinilan said:
    Something something Piracy.
  • VerriakVerriak Posts: 12Member
    None of the above >:)
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