In the year 2555, an organization known as the Last Regiment(LR), has just concluded the augmentation phase of their new Spartan Program, the Spartan Foxtrots. The LR has all but shattered, and since the miraculous victories at Earth and the Ark, they have done what they can to rebuild their small portion of authority. High Chairman and Admiral, Stanley Jasper, the Last Regiment's leader, has opened up his recruitment to not only humans, but to the vast numbers of ex-Covenant soldiers looking for a purpose in this broken galaxy.
Titanus, a long forgotten UNSC colony, is the LR's current stronghold, their miniscule yet powerful fleet is gathered in atmosphere to distribute the new graduates of the Spartan Foxtrot program among ships.
"Fireteam Daylight, to the bridge." Jasper ordered over the intercom. Sky never thought she would see so many different species on a small ship like this. Brutes, once her enemy, lifted cargo, moving it across the hangar. Grunts did the same, carrying smaller boxes and large weapons. An Elite monitored the deck, keeping a close watch on the Brutes.
"I repeat, Fireteam Daylight, to the bridge." That was her, the leader of this group of supersoldiers.
"Come on. We don't have all day." Sky's companion, adorned in bright green and dark brown Recon armor, commented, patting her on the shoulder as she passed.
"I know, Grace." Sky shrugged and followed, taking the lead.
So, welcome to Into the Howling Dark, an RP I did a while ago here on the TTV Message Boards. Let me get this out of the way, this isn't like D&D, it's more of like going through a story, and having your character influence the outcome of many encounters, be it with a hostile Elite Zealot, or an inquisitive Huragok. We had a spectacular time on the last time in this RP, fighting all kinds of enemies, introduced or new original ones(Not incredibly original, don't lynch me!) here and there. I expect this RP to go on in its own topic for roughly 2.5k posts. Don't worry about catching up, I'll keep you posted with short summaries upon request.
The rules I have only apply to Boss Fight scenarios, and they'll be way easier to explain when the RP begins. Like I said, this isn't D&D where your character has to worry about HP and stats, I just trust you to be reasonable with your attacks and movements. In my previous 4, almost 5 RPs, this has become an issue.
Another issue is having your character leave the main group for a period of time to do his or her own thing. This has been proven an issue countless times and confuses other people. Imagine your character's talking to someone else, and suddenly you hear about a dude fighting some guys somewhere else. It throws people off, and then they think they're with you or we're all under attack.
The same can be said for villains, which I tried and failed the first time in Reaching Out for similar reasons.
Something obvious I should point out, this story tries to stay canon, but it is not. Otherwise we couldn't have as much fun creating crazy scenarios to throw our characters head first into.
Now then, to the Profiles. This is my favorite RP to do since it allows all Covenant species(except San Shyuum) to be playable characters, as well as Spartans. Spartan numbers(following name) should be above 5000 and below 10000.
With Armor for Brutes, Grunts, and so on, you can choose different harnesses from comics or any of the games, I'll show an example shortly.
Kind of the same freedom for weapons, but I don't really imagine an Elite holding a Brute Shot. Other than that, any weapon of your choosing. Yes, even REQ weapons. Just make sure to explain those if you do use them, since I do not know all of them off the top of my head. The only forbidden one is the Nornfang because that's Linda's sniper rifle, which I feel is one of a kind.
Note that the Brutes, Elites, and Spartans can all use Armor Abilities, so if you want a true Elite Ranger, or a Jump Pack Brute, it's possible.
(For copy/pasting purposes)
Name: Sky 5839
Armor Ability: Promethean Vision
Colors: Light blue, dark green
Primary Weapon: Shotgun
Secondary Weapon: Rain of Oblivion
Bio: The Covenant arrived at every world she retreated to, so she enlisted in the UNSC as a part of an ODST team. Plans changed, and she ended up serving with the LR in one of its most critical battles alongside Admiral Jasper himself, bringing the organization back from the brink of breaking. She was of the first selected for augmentations after participating in multiple battles that brought the LR back together.
Name: Grace 6071
Armor Ability: Autosentry "Jack"(Marcus Fenix will understand)
Colors: Bright green, brown
Primary Weapon: Battle Rifle
Secondary Weapon: Rocket Launcher
Bio: [Redacted] Grace then enlisted with the UNSC, meeting Sky, and remaining at her side for the duration of her service, and rejoining her after Spartan augmentations.
Armor Ability: Armor Lock
Armor: Halo 3 Brute Captain Harness
Primary Weapon: Brute Shot
Secondary Weapon: Spiker
Bio: Sole survivor of his pack, lost to Elites in the Schism, Irzon fled to a Jiralhanae world shortly after the war. This is where he met an Unggoy that would help him cope with his loss of brothers in arms.
Name: Tul Ip
Armor Ability: N/A
Armor: Imperial Grunt harness
Primary Weapon: Plasma Pistol
Secondary Weapon: N/A
Bio: Irzon's companion post war. He loves plants.
So, who can't wait to tear those Forerunners apart?