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* Arcadia Cabana

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  • Brenna: Hey, Arcadians! I started a community on plug.dj for us. Think of it as a chatroom with a jukebox we can all take turns using. Whip up an account and let me know your account name (it's a private room).
    July 02, 2015, 04:14:52 PM
  • Brenna: I'm still here! Waiting... *hopeful*
    June 30, 2015, 02:26:07 PM
  • Edgewise: ;_; Thank you, very much.
    May 25, 2015, 08:27:28 PM
  • Alyss: I hope not!
    May 21, 2015, 03:32:13 PM
  • Edgewise: ...Please tell me this rpg hasn't been abandoned for the second time in six years. Please.
    May 18, 2015, 08:21:36 PM
  • Edgewise: Omg stay warm, everybody!  ;__;
    November 19, 2014, 01:00:04 PM
  • Ingrid: Maybe when they were kids XD
    October 19, 2014, 12:15:33 PM
  • Alyss: Phoebe wouldn't want Vaness to feel bad either, though, or dress up as something she really, really would rather not wear. Rapunzel and Sleeping Beauty have pretty dresses, so she'd be perfectly happy going as one of them. ^_^ (And the puppy dog eyes may end up on Roi to go as Flynn. XD)
    October 17, 2014, 01:04:57 PM
  • Alyss: She does - complete with a little bottom lip wibble. ^^;
    October 17, 2014, 12:59:37 PM
  • Ingrid: I bet Phoebe has the best puppy eyes
    October 17, 2014, 10:40:58 AM
  • Ingrid: Oh no ;_; Now Vaness feels bad
    October 17, 2014, 10:40:49 AM
  • Alyss: Phoebe would probably go as Rapunzel or Sleeping Beauty since they are both "hidden" princesses like her. (But only because Vaness probably won't go as Elsa to her Anna. XD)
    October 17, 2014, 10:35:10 AM
  • Brenna: Phia will dress as a butterfly, because its the last thing anyone will see coming out of the world's biggest tomboy.
    October 14, 2014, 10:54:38 PM
  • Brenna: Doc Lamya would go as the Ghost of Breakfasts Yet To Come, with a bacon and eggs print shroud.
    October 14, 2014, 10:53:31 PM
  • Ru: That is so awesome.  :D
    October 14, 2014, 06:06:48 PM
  • Pixie: Kivan would go as Liberace XD
    October 14, 2014, 05:50:22 AM
  • Ru: Kit I think might be a total geek and dress up as some historical figure her dad taught her about.  And then be a little confused that no one knows who she is.
    October 13, 2014, 06:52:34 PM
  • Ru: Hmm, I think Seren might go as a zombie, just to confuse the hell out of people.  She'd play it totally straight, and people would STILL find her attractive.
    October 13, 2014, 06:50:57 PM
  • Ingrid: Vaness goes as Flame Princess because of all the Elsa jokes
    October 13, 2014, 01:51:42 PM
  • Pixie: Pwyll would perversely go as his sister XD
    October 13, 2014, 07:05:13 AM
  • Brenna: Autumn Question Times! Cast Masquerade/Trick or Treating! What/Who/When is your character going as?
    October 11, 2014, 08:50:34 AM
  • Ru: Excellent, okay!  <3
    October 06, 2014, 06:36:01 PM
  • Brenna: Triso probably did. Seraita wasn't strong enough to swim, so she mostly waded.
    October 01, 2014, 01:59:40 PM
  • Ru: HEY so just a little question - for those of you with Lost Kids, do your kids know how to swim?
    September 25, 2014, 06:10:07 PM
  • Ingrid: Thank you <3
    September 23, 2014, 09:33:18 AM
  • Edgewise: More. Draw moarr
    September 20, 2014, 07:30:58 PM
  • * Edgewise is late to the party, as usual
    September 20, 2014, 07:30:31 PM
  • Brenna: Oh, how luscious!
    September 17, 2014, 04:28:14 PM
  • Alyss: Please do! :)
    September 15, 2014, 01:47:31 PM
  • Ingrid: Okay, mind if I improvise?
    September 15, 2014, 01:46:04 PM
  • Alyss: And I've been trying to find a good flower for Phoebe. I've come up with a few (white rose, lily of the valley, magnolia, etc), but haven't settled on one yet.
    September 15, 2014, 01:02:17 PM
  • Alyss: Pretty! :)
    September 15, 2014, 01:00:15 PM
  • Ingrid: I redrew Daki because reasons
    September 15, 2014, 11:58:03 AM
  • Ingrid: [link]
    September 15, 2014, 11:57:55 AM
  • Ingrid: Does Phoebe have a specific symbolic flower?
    September 15, 2014, 10:50:03 AM
  • Ingrid: Thank you :D
    September 14, 2014, 08:07:45 PM
  • Alyss: Yay for Ingrid arts! <3 They are awesome! ^^ <3
    September 14, 2014, 05:14:20 PM
  • Ingrid: Thank you <333
    September 14, 2014, 08:41:51 AM
  • Pixie: OMG those are awesome! <3
    September 14, 2014, 06:07:41 AM
  • Ru: And Daki is all sorts of gorgeous, and I love her hidey bangs.
    September 14, 2014, 05:03:13 AM

Setting

Et in Arcadia ego takes place in the star system Vega, which has only been terraformed by Sol humans within the last two centuries.  Vega was being developed as a strategic trade location between Sol humans and peoples from other parts of the galaxy.  However, eight years ago Empress Sin put up a tachyon web around Vega, preventing all communication and travel in and out of the system.  The system contains about 1 billion people, and consists of the bright star Vega, 9 planets, dozens of moons and space colonies, and a vast asteroid belt. 

Vega Overview

The planets, moons, and major colonies, in order of distance from the Vegan star:

Hippolyta
Moon: Eurydice

Hippolyta was destined to be the center of government and society in Vega, as the Earth was the center of Sol for many millennia.  However, a colossal accident occurred while the planet was being terraformed, rendering the atmosphere of the planet toxic.  Hippolyta looks like a moonstone, its atmosphere a milky iridescent color.  It is impossible to see the surface of Hippolyta from space.

Eurydice

While Sin does not rule from Eurydice, it is still home to most of Vega's central government offices and federal services.  Eurydice is covered in urban centers built around federal buildings, and all of the businesses, personnel, and goods required to support government dealings are crowded around in clusters.  Around the edges of the Eurydice cities are the ghettos, abandoned shipyards, and other low-value areas.

Arcadia Station

When Hippolyta's terraforming was halted, the management and governance of Vega was moved to Arcadia Station, the large space station in the orbit of Hippolyta.  Under the rule of Sin, Arcadia Station still serves as the seat of the government, as well as the fortress of Sin.

Penthesilea
Moons: Melanippe, Marpesia, Molpadia

Penthesilea is the backwoods of the system, with its only distinction being top notch psychics and hick jokes.  It is a land of jungles which are slowly giving away to deserts as the heat becomes more extreme.

Psyche

Psyche is a tropical planet with dazzling cities and colorful, dynamic people. While Psyche is the center of popular entertainment and fashion, it is steeped in a powerfully hedonistic culture and cut-throat business dealings.

Atalanta

A failed terraforming project, Atalanta is as cold as the hearts of its people are warm. The rich and famous holiday at Zethes Mountain Resort, the intelligent and industrious work at Hypatia Research Station, and the ill-fortuned and criminal are incarcerated at Calydon Penitentiary Complex.

Heracles
Moons: Iolaus, Hebe, Megara, Omphale, Deianira

Known as the Cornucopia of Vega, Heracles is notable both for its reputation as an agricultural center, supported by an honest, hard-working population, and for its extensive, largely unexplored jungle ecosystem.  It is also a major staging ground for the Vegan military forces. 

The Cyanean Belt
Planetoids: TBA

Colliqually known as The Gades or the Clashing Rocks, the Cyanean belt is an asteroid belt consisting of beautiful blue rocks, though there is plenty of other debris within it - ruined spacecraft, giant mining rocks, lost comets.  There are some dwarf planets and mega-asteroids within the belt which could theoretically be made to host human life, but travelling within the Cyanean Belt is so dangerous that it is not yet feasible.

Ida
Moons: Amaltheia, Attis

The preeminent center for healthcare in the Vega system, Ida's cities are situated in dormant volcanic calderas to protect the largely intellectual population from the enormous duststorms that sweep the once-Mediterranean planet. Work camps abound for those who can't pay their medical bills, while the Resistance flourishes amongst the Folk.

Icarus
Moons: Pasiphae, Maeander, Cocalus, Daedalus, Minos, Samos, Girit, Talos, Ariadne, Theseus, Perdix, Delos, and Sicily

Battered by terrifying windstorms, Icarus' cities are sheltered in canyons or subterranean caverns. Here fortune favors the bold-- be it the beastly rich Gentry or the Folkbred pilots, miners, and pirates.

Odysseus

Covered as it is by 90% water and salt water, at that, Odysseus is best known for fishing, all things to do with ships, and an amazingly hardy people that value ingenuity and hard work over one's actual heritage. Its tides and currents are fearsome and many underwater coral reefs present a definite challenge to outsiders more used to traveling the empty reaches of space.

Orpheus
Moon: Linos

The worst planet in terms of class warfare, Orpheus features beautiful above-ground biodomes exclusively for use by the Gentry classes and their supporters, while beneath the cities are underground communities which live in squalor.  Orpheans are known for their sophisticated tastes, art and music, museums, and a freaky underground counter-culture that is everything but sophisticated.

The Comets/The Tachyon Web

The Tachyon Web is a force-field and barrier which was erected by Sin to completely isolate the Vegan system.  There is debris around the barrier from where fool-hardy pilots have tried to breach the gate.  Not even lightspeed travel can pierce the Tachyon Web.  Two comets orbit in the path of the Web, and though this is not common knowledge, it is suspected that the comets are the hosts of the technology which keeps the Tachyon Web operational.