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jokemaster 11-29-2005 10:38 PM

Flight of Serenity
An RPG continuation of the movie Serenity, beginning several months after the movie ends.

It's about a crew working in outer-space 500 years in the future. They take on legal and not-so-legal jobs, until they picked up Simon Tam and his sister, River. River was experimented on by the Alliance (the government), and as a result is psychic and posseses great fighting ability. They've been running and hiding from the Alliance, keeping the Tams safe.

Summary of the movie (obviously spoilers):

You can choose any of the movie's characters:

Capt. Malcom Reynolds (the leader, a Han Solo-ish figure, fought with the Independents (a.k.a. the Browncoats) against the Alliance in the Unification war)

Zoe Alleyne (second-in-command onboard Serenity and loyal wartime friend of Reynolds. Lost her husband, Wash, during Serenity.)

Jayne Cobb: (the hired muscle. A skilled mercenary, is lower class, uneducated, and appears to lack either morals or ethics of any kind. Jayne is often ready to sell out his crew, and sometimes appears to cross over the line between "good guy" and "bad guy". At the same time, he sometimes displays unexpected emotional sensitivity.)

Kaylee Frye (ship's mechanic. With no formal training, she keeps the ship, Serenity, running with an intuitive mechanical talent. Has a romantic relation ship with Simon Tam)

Inara Serra (a Companion, which is the 26th century equivalent of a Courtesan, sometimes mistaken for a prostitute. Has a strained romantic relationship with Reynolds.)

Simon Tam (a medical researcher and trauma surgeon of the first caliber, on the run after breaking his sister River out of a government research facility.)

River Tam ( a genius and child prodigy, but suffered from unspecified experimentation at the hands of Alliance doctors. Has great psychic and fighting abilities)

Before we begin, everyone choose a character, I'll choose from whoever is left over

Writer 11-29-2005 10:42 PM

I've got River and will be creating a character of my own.

Shana 11-30-2005 03:22 PM

I think I'll go for Kaylee Frye...

Curt-Man 11-30-2005 10:32 PM

Jayne sounds like my kind of guy. ;)

jokemaster 11-30-2005 11:39 PM

I'll take Malcom then.

I'll give it until the end of the weekend, then if no one else has joined, we'll begin.

Writer 12-01-2005 01:04 PM

So those of us who've seen the movie (or Firefly, the TV show) know what River's like, but none of you know what my character's like. So let me introduce her.

Name: Amanda Grace
Gender: Female
Age: 19
Appearance: 5' 4" tall, 120 pounds, curly red hair to her shoulders, gray-green eyes
Equipment: Amanda wears dark, non-restricting clothing and a black ankle-length coat she has a habit of dropping when she fights. In her hands, any loose thing can be a weapon.

Bio: At ten years of age, Amanda was taken from her family after she was found to be highly intelligent. Her parents were told she would be taught at a smaller, more focused school. They lied. Amanda was taken by the Alliance. They performed tests, altered her mental structure in much the same way they had done with River. But where River is psychic, Amanda is telepathic and telekinetic. She has progressed far enough in the conditioning to have control over these abilities.

Amanda’s unique abilities are making the Alliance much more careful about who makes contact with her. They aren't quite sure how she can read minds and move things and people without touching them, but they don't want her going rogue like River did.

Now, it is nearing the time when Amanda will be released as a weapon. Her target: Serenity.

Shana 12-18-2005 08:27 PM

I just saw the movie a few hours ago, when will we start this? or is this rp dead?

Writer 12-18-2005 08:41 PM

I keep PMming JM about it... it'll start eventually... maybe after I keelhaul him and hang him out to dry... thinkin' real seriously about that now, JM :p

jokemaster 12-19-2005 01:23 PM

((Starting it before I mysteriously disappear and WJ suddenly takes charge of all my characters :D))

Serenity flew across space, approaching a large heavily populated planet. Inside an arguement was going on as the Captain headed to the cabin.

"We're too close to the core worlds. The Alliance will be on the look-out for my sister!" Argued Simon.

"Relax. There's been absolutely no Alliance activity against us for months now. We're finally getting a chance to do some good legitemate work, aren't you the one always complaining 'bout the Alliance arresting us."

"Yes, flying right into their hands is much better. "

"Look, trust me. The Alliance won't even know we're there. They're too busy dealing with angry citizens from the transmission. I've made my decision and that's final."

Simon shook his head, and walked off. Mal walked into the cockpit. He looked sadly at the dinosaurs on the dashboard. Out of respect for Wash, they hadn't been moved. He saw down at the chair and began preparations for landing.

Shana 12-19-2005 03:01 PM

Kaylee entered the cockpit with grease stains all over her shirt and face.

- "We lost yet another pannel of the forward shield, and while we're down there I guess I'm gonna have to check out the reactor again, it seems that after Miranda it keeps leaking" - Kaylee said.

jokemaster 12-19-2005 08:25 PM

"Hopefully we'll be able to replace it." Said the Captain. "Money for the job seems good enough anyway."

Writer 12-20-2005 12:47 AM

River watched silently from the copilot's chair as Mal entered the cockpit. She pointed at one of the dinosaurs when she saw him looking at them. "That one's tail snapped off yesterday." The tail was back in place... but, "I glued it back on."

She shrugged and stared out into space.

Curt-Man 12-20-2005 12:00 PM

Jayne just sat there grinning.

Shana 12-20-2005 12:02 PM

- "I still can't believe Wash is gone, how's Zoe?" - Kaylee asked Mal.

jokemaster 12-20-2005 09:44 PM

"Hanging in there." Replied Mal. "Like she's been since it happened."

Zoe had remained mostly in their room, mourning. She was still good in a fight, but there was a notable difference in her behavior in the ship. Soon after she arrived in the cockpit.

"What's the job this time?"

"Legal. Just a simple delivery, from here to Persephone. "

Zoe nodded.

"It's just medical supplies and food. So there shouldn't be any trouble. So Jayne, try to behave this time."

Curt-Man 12-20-2005 10:40 PM

"We'll see." Jayne replied without really thinking.

Writer 12-20-2005 11:37 PM

River said nothing, merely contenting herself with pulling her knees up to her chest and resting her feet on the chair and staring at Wash's dinosaurs.

jokemaster 12-20-2005 11:51 PM

"All right, let's land this thing." Said Mal, taking the ship off autopilot.

Writer 12-20-2005 11:54 PM

"Can I?" River asked suddenly, putting her feet back on the floor and reaching for the copilot controls.

((Be a little distrustful of this, JM... I imagine she's tried before... maybe she's sensed Reavers before and freaked out, nearly crashing Serenity before Mal could take over... :p ))

jokemaster 12-21-2005 12:03 AM

Mal looked at River warily. It wouldn't do well to crashland the ship in front of the would-be clients. On the other hand her condition had improved since her fight with the reavers. He looked at her. "You sure?"

Writer 12-21-2005 12:05 AM

River rolled her eyes at him. "No Reavers around," she said. "I promise."

jokemaster 12-21-2005 12:09 AM

Zoe had left, back to her room once again. Mal nodded at River. "All right. But be careful." He said sternly.

Simon kneeled besides River, in case something happened.

Writer 12-21-2005 12:14 AM

River pushed lightly at Simon before taking the controls and directing the ship down toward the planet.

jokemaster 12-21-2005 12:16 AM

Mal stayed in his seat, ready to take over the controls if anything went wrong, Simon watched nervously over River's shoulder

Writer 12-21-2005 12:20 AM

River glanced over at Mal and made a face at him, knowing he was tense and ready for takeover.

"No Reavers," she repeated. The ship entered the atmosphere and River directed it to a smooth landing. When the ship was settled, she turned to Mal.

"See?" she said. "No Reavers."

Then she winced. "Something worse!"

She bolted from the cockpit.

Shana 12-21-2005 01:08 PM

- "What coul possibly be worse?" - Kaylee said frowning.

Curt-Man 12-21-2005 03:30 PM

Jayne grabbed his rifle as he heard 'Something worse'.

jokemaster 12-21-2005 06:25 PM

Simon went after her, following her. Mal ran after him. He was nervous now, remembering the last time River had acted like that.

Shana 12-21-2005 07:27 PM

- "Oh no, I hate it when she does that! Simon wait!" - Kaylee said and ran after him and the others.

Writer 12-21-2005 09:53 PM

River left the ship and stood out behind it, peering up into the sky. Seconds later, a small Alliance ship, more a shuttle than a ship, sped overhead, spun around, and landed facing Serenity.

"Worse," River muttered, taking a step back.

jokemaster 12-21-2005 10:18 PM

Simon grabbed River.

"What is it?"

Mal looked up nervously. "We have to get back on the ship."

Writer 12-21-2005 10:52 PM

"She has bad thoughts," River murmured, taking another step back. "Pain." Then, she cocked her head. "Strange. I can't hear her anymore."

A young woman with dark, curly, red hair and gray-green eyes appeared from somewhere behind the Alliance shuttle. River took a step forward.

"Why..." she began.

"Are you really foolish enough to believe you'd sense me if I didn't want you to?" the other girl interrupted. Without further introduction or anything, she launched herself at River.

Curt-Man 12-22-2005 12:32 PM

Jayne walked out of the ship, rifle in hand. He started to aim at the girl who lunged at river.

Shana 12-22-2005 02:30 PM

Kaylee walked out of the ship and stood beside Simon and took out a pistol and aimed it at the girl.

- "Let her go!" - Kaylee said.

jokemaster 12-22-2005 06:42 PM

"River!" Yelled Simon, he threw himself in front of her, hoping to block the other .

Writer 12-23-2005 01:35 AM

The girl seemed to expect Simon's move and made a dismissive gesture. Simon went flying to the side and the girl collided with River.

"Don't shoot!" Simon screamed at the others. "You'll hit River!"

"Make us sleep, Simon!" River screamed. "She's like me..." Her words were cut suddenly short by a punch to the stomach, but the words were not lost within the head of the stranger. She whirled to face Simon.

"You know?" she murmured. River recovered herself and pounced on the girl from behind as Simon hesitated.

"It'll affect you too," he protested. The girl seemed to be unhindered by River's weight and moved toward Simon. River began dragging her feet on the ground, trying to slow the girl's progress.

"Make us sleep," she repeated. The girl shook River from her back and moved more quickly toward Simon. His eyes widened. Just as the words left his mouth, he felt himself lifted from the ground and thrown roughly backward by some invisible force. He yelped, but the words had already been spoken. River collapsed instantly. The other girl seemed to be attempting to resist her conditioning. Simon sat up, rubbing his head and stared at her.

"Will... not..." she gasped. Simon stood and repeated himself. With a yell of rage, the girl finally collapsed. Simon stared at her and then at River.

"I'm gonna revive River while you do... whatever to the other girl," he muttered, moving to pick his sister up.

jokemaster 12-23-2005 09:23 AM

Mal looked up at the alliance ships.

"Everyone back in. Now!" He yelled. He began running in but Zoe stopped him. She gestured at the .

"What about her?"

"What about her, Zoe? Let's go!"

"We can't just leave her here."

Mal glanced back at the and cursed in chinese. "All right, help me out with it."

Together they carried the body inside. They took it to the closet where River had previously been chained in, and chained the new one.

Meanwhile Simon carried River to the infirmary and woke her up. He prepared himself for any changes in her behavior.

Curt-Man 12-23-2005 11:46 AM

Jayne couldn't get a clear shot anyway so he didn't shoot. When they chained the girl into the closet Jayne stood outside rifle always aimed at the door.

Writer 12-23-2005 12:23 PM

River stared at Simon. "She thought quietly," she murmured. "I couldn't hear her."

Simon wasn't sure what to say, so he kept his mouth shut.

"What happened to her?" she asked suddenly. Simon hesitated.

"Same place they chained you after that..." he began. But River cut him off, leaving the infirmary and going straight to the closet where the other girl was being held. She saw Jayne guarding the door, but pushed past him and entered the closet.

The girl was awake, but River still found that she could not hear her. The girl laughed.

"You'd have control of your thoughts too if your brother hadn't taken you from the Alliance," she said. "Now run along and get your captain. I need to speak with him."

"But you'll..." River began.

"Hurt him?" the girl finished. She shook her head. "No. I have questions. Recent events have puzzled me. As Captain, Malcolm Reynolds is the only one who can answer them. Go get him... before I dominate your mind and do it for you."

"You can do that?" River asked, astonished. The girl laughed.

"You could too if your brother hadn't taken you from the Alliance," she said. "Now go get your captain."

River ran off in search of Mal.

Curt-Man 12-23-2005 04:51 PM

Jayne had learned not to question what River did so he didn't say anything.

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