A little request/idea

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Elrundir
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A little request/idea

Hello hello to the powers that be!

Now that Sakura has been approved, I was hoping to find a way to reintroduce her into the world, since I am pretty far out of the loop on what's been going on since the last time I played (I have indeed read the wiki, but there's something to be said for actually being there!). But since Sakura isn't the kind of character who is likely to sit in the background and not do stuff anyway, I figured the timing is pretty good for easing both her and me back into things!

So I guess the point of this post is to make a session request-slash-idea if any SH feels like taking it up. I hate to even request such a thing but I hope it's more idea than request because I'm not really hoping for much more than a relatively small appearance. Most of the fun would be for everyone else. :)

I do have a rough draft of an idea for how it could possibly go down (really just a background of what led up to it, the details would be totally up to you). If anybody is interested in taking me up on it I'd love to get in touch about it, and thereby avoid posting it here and spoiling it for anyone who might want to play in it. Like I said, most of the fun would be for everyone else, and I could just pop in at the opportune moment. And there's absolutely no rush on it either! Just something we can work out for some time in the future.

I hope that sounds relatively okay! Please do hit me up if so. It would be extremely much appreciated, you have no idea.

Thanks :)

Nick

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For catching up on what has

For catching up on what has happened, the wiki is still undergoing some reorganization and stuff, just life eating face has slowed us down a bit.
But we do have this very shiny timeline thing that has tracked all the sessions that we currently have on record. Past events have yet to be added as we are working on cleaning up and clarifying those.

http://vaxia.org/wiki/timelines?field_realm_value=Sirian
it pretty much takes everything that is in: http://vaxia.org/forums/session-reports-0 and puts them in a shiny timeline

I would also recommend reading for more ideas on what has happened:
http://vaxia.org/forums/character-0

As for sitting in the background and doing nothing, we have had this rule in place since moving to the drupal site:
http://vaxia.org/wiki/time
What if I was gone, but my character would have done something to stop ABC XYZ?

Unfortunately, that means your character was not involved. If you're not there to participate then we can't retroactively add your character's actions to the story. You need to be present to participate.

There is also going to be coming some discussion about player characters that have been gone for a very long time that have held high ranking positions. We are in the process of currently rolling out the reputation system so most of our focus has been there in addition to the cleaning up phase of things.
Related discussions:
http://vaxia.org/forums/what-do-when-player-leaves-behind-project
http://vaxia.org/forums/brain-storming-tracking-performing-type-characters

If the above is not what you are asking, then I would ask you to clarify what you mean by this post.

Thank you.

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Well, actually, all of those

Well, actually, all of those things are more or less the reason why I made this request. I'm not asking to be retroactively included in sessions or events. I had just taken it for granted (in fact I would have been very shocked if it were otherwise, since I thought it had always been this way) that the characters just hadn't taken part in any such things, at least in any way that would affect the outcomes.

What I have in mind is something very close to the reverse. Since it's a given that she wasn't present and wasn't doing anything of import no matter what, I just wanted a little help in putting together an IC explanation of what she was doing. Or wasn't, as the case may be, since what I had envisioned is that she was, in fact, doing quite literally nothing. The basic idea would have seen her evacuate the Perun when it was destroyed in a session a couple of years ago, and only just now make it back to the Sirian solar system in an escape pod (thereby literally having done nothing in between). Based on the session reports that I was looking at, it wouldn't require any retconning at all, since she was already in the Fleet, aboard those ships. I can fit it all directly into what Jimmy wrote in those reports.

I just thought it would be a little more fun this way, since some players would get a session out of it, but I understand if it's too much trouble.

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We can totally work with that

We can totally work with that sort of thing to backfill and having her arriving on-delay with an escape pod of some sort isn't a bad approach. Though we'll need to take an eye at the abilities of the escape pod for FTL reasons. Perhaps caught in the backwash of the FTL generators during the explosion woudl work, standard engines at sub-light speeds she wouldn't be getting home for - well ever pretty much.

We normally work directly with the player in PMs for filling in their character gaps with something that fits - hence the confusion on your post here.

Otherwise, we are already running a lot of sessions of our own already, so if you want to get another session run for the site I'd suggest taking a look at getting started with the SH course here: http://vaxia.org/wiki/sh-course The first ASH test is here: http://vaxia.org/quizzes/ash-test-1-story-hosting-basics to get you started.

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Hasn't been like that always,

Hasn't been like that always, and people have found ways around it. Without the details it was just kind of hard to guess which way you wanted to go with it especially at the mention of your character not being one to just sit around.

Though also keep in mind when reintroducing a character it is more about reintroducing you as the player to the setting. The mention of having a relatively small appearance in the session suggestion to reintroduce your own character sounds more like an attempt to introduce other characters to yours, even if not intended. Is it a fun idea? Sure, but most likely best left as a session unto itself and not as a means to reintroduce a character.

Bast above has mentioned the most likely method, keep in mind Sirian is now a hard sci-fi based setting (http://vaxia.org/wiki/hard-sci-fi), which its science and tech is more grounded in what we actually know based on our own modern day science and tech.

Other options also included such as having to deal with some of the more mundane tasks that were needed to be handled by the Fleet when they joined in the Treatise Body. Politics is a long and mundane game. Just taking a peak at the sheet, considering she was an officer last she was saw, she could have been buried under red tape as Coalition fleet was making the transition to become part of the Treaties that is running the station they are currently docked at. This would often mean that her presence was required elsewhere and didn't get picked for the teams to execute the past missions.

So plenty of ways we can work this out, just let us know. :)

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Just forgetting all sorts of things

I also forgot to mention, that also waiting for a session specifically to reintroduce your character may take a long time. Part of it is schedules and the time needed to design a session. We all work at different speeds when we design sessions, and Sirian may take some of us longer then others. We would like to see people have their characters in play as soon as possible, but it could take well over a month before a SH may have the time to do such a request, especially as we do have a line of other requests from other players as well sitting about.

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Okay, thanks for the

Okay, thanks for the suggestions, guys. :) I'll work it out somehow.

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Oh! Thought of a couple of

Oh! Thought of a couple of more if it will help any.

We had several people on the fleet suffer brain related trauma, many were in medically induced comas to give them time to work while on the way back to the planet. A full recovery would be possible after a bit of coma time and some therapy which would be doable in the time between when it happened and now.

Also could have requested leave to search for any family and friends on the planet, and just now returning after no results and such to try and catch up.