What follows is the abridged synopsis of the almost the entire WBVDKT RPG, from beginning to when we went on hiatus. It goes from late 2009 to about 2013. It won't really be ordered by dates, but it'll be ordered by sections and plotlines.
This synopsis is from my perspective (Bly's). Most of it is "right" as I perceive it/know it. If there's anything that you (Wolf/Kris/Tourny) see that you think is wrong, please don't edit it, but add an addendum at the bottom of the page with your edited version or whatever.
Without further ado, the synopsis:
Early RPG or soEdit
The RPG started as a more organized form of random RPs that we were doing in the tournytime room. WBVDKT proper started when the wiki was formed. There were initially five PC factions/civilizations:
The Bly MachineEdit
The Bly Machine was Bly's RP choice. It was a massive super star destroyer with a superlaser on the front. It was staffed by Bly himself, a former clonetrooper, Admiral Ackbar, and Admiral Piett. It was mostly allied with Tourny and Wolf, and Vat was an Admiral in the faction.
The predecessor to Yulair, the Wolf Navy was a collection of various ships, including star destroyers and custom SPORE vehicles commanded by the Radiant, which was Wolf's personal flagship. It often clashed with Drakonia and worked with Kortorisa against the TEC, which were the first NPC enemy created.
Kortorisa was one of two proper and mostly original civilizations created. It was Kris' civilization. He mostly played as Colonel Kortoris. He was the only one of all of us who did not have his character be the leader of the faction. Kortorisa was a liberal civilization that Kris renamed Gammeta a few months into the RPG.
Drakonia was the second proper and original civilization created by Naga. It served as the primary antagonist civilization that we all fought. It attacked Yulair regularly and most of the resolutions happened in the famous Bly Machine lounge
The Tournan Hive was taken from Battlestar Galactic I think, named after the Tourny, and it's mostly Wraiths. They were heavily involved with the other civs and they didn't have a planet like the others. There was also a massive battle at the Tenon Colony with Yulair and BlyDonia against Drakonia. The Drakonian-held Tenon planet was effectively ripped in half, and the station was destroyed. There was also a war between Yulair, BlyDonia, and Kortorisa against the TEC, in what was known as the KBY-TEC wars.
The Ichiri arc started with Bly, Tourny, Wolf, Kortoris, and Emperor Krion investigating a mystery ship that was nearby the Tenon Colony. Nobody knew what it was or where it came from, but the ship eventually left. A few weeks later, a rift was discovered at the Tenon Colony battle site. A couple of ships entered the rift from various civs, including the Bly Machine, Yulair (formerly the Wolf Navy), Gammeta (formerly Kortorisa), and Drakonia went into the Ichiri Universe. The Ichiri immediately kidnapped Bly and a few others, seized the Bly Machine, and took them to Ichiri Prime (Ichiri capital). Wolf, Tourny, and others went on a rescue mission and saved them all. The rift closed and every escaped it.
A couple months later, another rift was opened at the Tenon Colony site and the Ichiri flooded in, starting what was known as the Second Appearence-Ichiri war. The members of the Treaty of Capita, which was recently signed as a pact against Drakonia, formed into the Capita Council. Its first action was to declare themselves as the Capita Defense Force, or CDC. What followed was a two month war that ended when the rift was closed and the CDC forces were able to rout and defeat the remaining Ichiri. Most of the core planets and civs were heavily damaged, and many of them joined the Capita Council where they received aid.
After the Ichiri wars, BlyDonia, Gammeta, Yulair, and Drakonia emerged as the major powers of the Appearence galaxy since they weren't as badly harmed as the others. Drakonia became at odds with the other three and an ideological cold war started. BlyDonia reformed from a small planet with a Bly Machine into a fully-fledged civilization that grew exponentially due to refugees from the Ichiri War settling on BlyDonian worlds. The Cold War came to a head with a conflict known as the Alsoras war, in which a revolution on Alsoras (an imperial-style civilization) got the attention of the other powers. The rebels were funded and aided by Yulair and BlyDonia while Drakonia supported the imperial government. Eventually, the war stopped and the rebellion was successful in overthrowing the government. This was mostly due to a few factors. Yulair was destroyed in a massive attack by a mysterious civilization and Drakonia stopped getting involved in the Appearence and instead went to fight the Ichiri in their universe. Without Drakonia, the government fell rather quickly.
The Capita Council grew to become a major galactic entity. BlyDonia and Gammeta emerged as the two major powers, joined by Techia and Manaki. Techia (formerly TEC) represented the imperial ideologies of the Appearence and also started its own council known as the AIL (Appearence Imperial League). The liberal powers of the Appearence started the ADL (Appearence Democracy League), sparking a new Cold War between the two.
Capita Council PlotsEdit
There were numerous incidents during the post Drakonia-Yulair-BlyDonia cold war involving the Capita Council. One of the first was an instance that became known as the Nirvana Crisis. A large and mysterious vessel entered the Appearence and attacked a BlyDonian vessel and then terrorized the Lunoric Civilization, including the planet Yinto. Techian ships then arrived at Yinto and captured it during the confusion. A Capita Council fleet was dispatched consisting of BlyDonian, Gammetan, and Bion Federation (another major power). There was a skirmish between the Techians and the Capita Council fleet, but the Capita Council retreated while facing superior numbers.
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