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MARS Welcome To Mars
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Technology SciFi Technology of the Future
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Factions Races and Factions of the Red Planet
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Combat Meter Combat & our Roleplay System
  • MARS

    Welcome To Mars

    Mars science fiction roleplay is set in the 25th century in an uncertain future where man and machine have been fused together until one is almost indistinguishable from the other.

    Where corporations make laws and the worlds divided between the rich and powerful and everyone else.

    A future where Terraforming has pushed the planet closer to being inhabited by humans, where biotechnology can cure life threatening diseases and transfer consciousness to help the rich cheat death.

    Mars has been in the making for over four years, is hosted on four sims and has its own unique rp system that keeps track of your players growth, achievements, faction standing, credits and statistics.
    Join us and help shape the future the red planet.

     

  • RP & Combat

    Roleplay & Combat

    Mars offers all manner of RP as well as combat. Within Mars we have several safe zones where combat is prohibited to allow roleplayers who enjoy the freedom of distraction to play and post at their discretion. Four sims allow for plenty of combat enabled zones which allow players to traverse the Martian terrain while enabling them a sense of danger around every turn. Combat is allowed and encouraged but while it is there to enhance RP it is in no means there to replace it. An in character roleplay reason is needed to initiate combat as well as a characters consent provided you are within a safe zone. Should your character suffer an injury it is always up to the players discretion, exactly what the severity and nature of the injury to their character is. There are no forced deaths on Mars. It is always within the power of the player to decide their characters ultimate fate.

  • Mars RP System

    The RP System

    Mars uses a unique rp system that has been evolving for years. It is a system that rewards roleplaying, should it be blogging or day to day rp. The system is designed to allow player characters to grow over time. We use a skill based system which was created. The system is expansive and can at times be overwhelming in its depth. We encourage players to explore our thread which elaborates a bit more on this system but also remind them that their RP is as in depth or as simple as they wish it to be. You can browse our thread of supplemental rule sets here.

  • Lore & Links

    Lore & Links

    Mars is set in the 25th Century and has a wealth of lore concerning its history and present state of affairs. We keep expanding this by adding to what we call the Martian Encyclopedia as well as supplemental updates through an annual Mars Magazine we release in world.

    Mars is part of the INSILICO lore and its technology and and universe is share. All of the Mars based lore and information governing this rp are kept on this site however more expanded lore and information pertaining to IS as a whole can be found in the links below.

    Mars Radio Station
    INSILICO Main site
    Rules & Guidlines
    Character Classes
    Technology
    Mars Encyclopedia
    Mars Player Manual

     

  • Getting Started

    Getting Started

    Mars is four sims large, it would probably be helpful to get to know the sims by exploring firstly. Here are a few locations to get acquainted with the sim. 
    To get into character simply build a reasonable background and jump right into RP. Eventually you might want to try out the RPA meter which is located on sim. 
    If you want to begin filling out a character sheet and added to our system you can begin at this link which has some instructions on how to do so.
    If you need additional information or help from an available staff member you can page any active player at this location.

    Mars Slurl locations for easy transit: North Mars, South Mars, East Mars, Central Mars.

     

     

Factions

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Races and Factions of the Red Planet

 

D’naa are considered to be the original colonists of Mars. Originally an interplanetary maritime expedition composed of scientists, explorers and engineers, these pioneers of the new frontier braved the dangers of colonizing mars paving the road to new science and industry. As well as propelling the human species into the new role of a space faring race. However whether due to their isolation from the outside world, their own unique live off-the-land mentality or a vision of providence the D’naa have splintered themselves from the rest of Martian society. Their complete isolation and self sufficiency in their social community had elevated them to merely rumors and legends over the coming years.

It wasn’t until they began an active and aggressive campaign against the Terraforming of mars and the extraction of precious minerals that they began to take on a new form in the eyes of the general media. Being nomadic in nature the D’naa travels the expansive complex geological terrain. They are capable of erecting and dismantling camps quickly as well as using hidden caves as strongholds. Their presence has often completely stopped production on mars and uniting the often warring corporations against a common enemy. What the corporate bureaucracy decided to do was compose open ended standard rules of engagement concerning the D’naa and fortune hunters soon began to actively hunt the native born Martians.

Their ability to mobilize and move quickly as well as their direct knowledge of the land has made them impossible to be eradicated by the corporations. They are identified generally by hood and robes which cover their pressure suits and knives which they use to depressurize enemy suits.

The entomology behind the name is a derivative of Dine’ which is a Navajo word for the people and was used in reference to the Martian natives during the initial corp. wars. They are also referred to as natives and reds for their anti-Terraforming sympathies.


To be D’naa is to be born free. Free from the social disorder of earth, free to pursue your destiny and embrace our mother the red planet. To be D’naa is to embrace the unknown and to venture out and claim what is yours. You are one of us, a marauder and kindred to the native born. Answer your call and take your place by our side under the wing of our red mother, may she guide and protect her children for all time.

The first original colonists of mars were composed of pioneers willing to traverse the frontier of space and settle in a highly hostile and alien environment. Many migrated to the new planet, fleeing from the conditions of earth and the corporate dominance. Isolated and without being government by any form of authority they thrived in private communities which over time grew into its own self sufficient and deadly branch of native Martians.

These groups followed similar laws set down by the originally established communities and generation after generation refined these laws until all D’naa became mars born and earth was all but forgotten. Operating with a caste system and under superstitious and tribal infrastructure the communities became clan like and a runner is sent between them as an intermediary to coordinate trade efforts.

Prophecy plays a vital role in the D’naa culture and they operate under the form of spiritual leadership. Their elders and priests often consult with astrological data to help estimate the best times to move and conduct rituals.

When a young adult becomes the right age, namely around ten the child undergoes a right of adulthood which is a ritual where the child must undergo a spiritual cleansing by the priests to ascertain the caste in which the child will become part of. When the caste is decided the child is considered born into this caste.

Modern day anthropologists have found a myriad of cultural references to D’naa rituals however their isolation and alien environment have allowed them to evolve their own set of spiritual understanding of the universe. While there is no one head of their cultural domain the final say comes down to the elders who oversee the operations of each clan. The elders while respected are not the kings and queens of the D’naa, by their standards all castes are equal and all positions necessary for the whole.

This philosophical unification can be found in all manners of D’naa culture and even the youngest of them are able to sing the ‘one reed’ song. They consider themselves part of Mars and as inseparable as fingers on a hand.

Modern politics concerning the D’naa has felt them to be nothing more than a rumor started by local colonists on mars. However established corporations know much more than politicians on earth regarding these nomadic people.

VASC has especially made a profit by exploiting the D’naa without any measure of restraint. Using their territory as a way to hide outposts and testing out experimental military weapons on live targets has proven invaluable to modern day arms race. Each mercenary working for VASC is given a bonus pay if they kill a D’naa. Needless to say that their relations with them are very poor.

The D’naa view any form of corporate identity as hostile and will not trade, discuss, or operate on any level with any corporation. Sometimes an outsider is allowed into the tribe but the entire clan bares the responsibility of the person. Each clan deals with crimes in two ways banishment or death. Trials by combat are not only one of the many ways to deal with disputes but also a necessary way for leadership roles to be granted. In order for a clan leader to be replaced they have to first be usurped by another clan member.

In the D’naa structure the woman possesses all the assets and the children. If however a woman challenges another woman in a dispute all of the assets and children become the responsibility of the winner. This makes disputes a touchy thing, especially among woman who have to consider the responsibilities of an entire house.

The D’naa are renowned for their close quarter combat and are unequaled in their hand to hand combat. The children and woman are equally as dangerous and all have been strengthened by the harsh environment and nomadic life style. Traditionally all D’naa carry knifes or bladed weapons to decompress enemy pressure suits. They use stealth and knowledge of the land to become a fierce adversary to the corporate presence on Mars.

The D’naa sees the planet as sacred and will not tolerate the exploitation of Mars. They react violently to mining operations and Terraforming especially in their territories. This non negotiable stance they have has made diplomacy all but moot and has allowed politicians at earth to turn away from even a hint of their existence. They live off the land and in harmony with Mars and they have made it their holy war to eradicate and drive off all corporate presence on Mars.

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the D'naa do not have ranks, every soldier, marauder, scientist, holy man are all held in a single honor. The elders often with the most experiance advice in the wisest course of action but it is only through the unanimous agreement of all, whether an action is performed. The highest crime one can commit is a selfish one against the community.

To be D'naa is to understand that every moment is your last. From a child you were raised to embrace every moment with the best of yourself. At the young age of ten is your rite of passage. A pilgrimage whose journey is tailored by the holy man, usually an elder who has memorised all the four hundred ceremonial songs and can consult the celestial bodies for wisdom.

 

The D'naa often adorned with salvaged armor, stolen weapons, and skulls or masks always wear a nano mesh desert fit pressure suit. This is always specific only to the user and is bound through a form of genetic symbiosis and nano exchange that can enhance the users movements and offer ample protection from radiation and flak.

The four winds give the directions since birth. Each D'naa is born to one of these directions for life. The north is the warrior wind, where the strong wind carries the war cry. The eastern wind is the the soft breeze that enters into everthing. The southern wind is the hot wind, the wind of inspiration. and the western wind is the wind of song and prayer.

from birth the child's forehead is marked with a mixture of the red soil and their name and direction chosen for life.

Disputes and challenges are handled with witnesses and a challange lasts as long as it has to. If a fighter yields he is at the mercy of the victor. If the one or either should die their house and family responsibility falls to the care of the victor.

 

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A research telescope client that allows you to see space, constellations, and planets. Take a look at the surface of Mars!

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Roleplay Dice Roller

Due to the random elements of our skill based RP system we use a built in dice roller. The Insilico Roleplay System uses a mixture of dice for various statistical outcomes, we use a roleplay meter for these complicated and expansive rolls. Otherwise follow the link for batch rolls.

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