Type (e.g. Planet, Faction, System): Planet
Describe this proposal in a single sentence (12 word maximum): A Skrellian Tomb World is not a Tombworld anymore.
How will this be reflected on-station? Skrell now have the option of a background of: Post apocalypse survivor.
Does this faction/etc do anything not achieved by what already exists? I don't think so. I envision a group of skrell with a combination of culture shock and
Why should this be given to lore developers rather than remain player created lore? Newspaper articles and development can be made. I think the lore developers could create something cool with it too.
Do you understand that if this is submitted, you are signing it away to the lore team, and that it's possible that it will change over time in ways that you may not forsee? yeah
Sler-Ex’Ennica was a quiet, ashy ball of rock after Glorsh Omega had collapsed. On the teetering edge of global catastrophe as billions of tons of industrial engines fully dedicated to shading the planet in ash kept on burning until their fuel bunkers were emptied, Sler-Ex’s people was assumed to be another grave, another monument to the cruelty of the synthetics.
Glorsh-Omega used the planets once vibrant organic feed stocks to fuel massive refineries for petrochemicals and plastics on an unimaginable scale. The byzantine computer-ran refineries stopped with the Collapse, but with one exception. Mechanically automated fuel reserves kept in specially created underground reservoirs continued to pump to the gravity-fed refinery sites, and almost all of them had eventually ignited. The planet was choked, and the fire eventually burnt to the blackened tar that coiled at the bottom of each reservoir: Ash began to rain upon the world, and what the locals called the Deafening Quiet began. The planet experienced a complete biosphere collapse as the atmosphere thickened and tempestuous, but eventually, it became cold,.
Survey vessels deployed from the Jargon Federation in the early Supernova Era jumped to the system of Sler’Ex’Ennica expecting a mostly green, contaminated word that would be perfect for re-integration, as all sources pointed towards the fact that Skrell would be able to survive without assistance on the planet, being just warm enough to be comfortable, and reports from the few Skrell who once lived there to be favorable for inhibition. It wasn’t to be when the scouts had found a tomb world, a grave to millions, perhaps even billions of victims to a omnicidal machine’s neglect. The planet was entirely covered in thick, merciless cloud cover, of ash that constantly gets blown into the air.
A beacon was set in the orbit of the world, and the scouts moved on.
It was a human vessel that found Sler-Ex’Ennica’s survivors. Whether it was a nanotrasen vessel prospecting for phoron too close to skrellian space, independents seeking to defile a grave or a sol alliance patrol vessel picking up a happenstance transmission, the result is the same. I think something cool would be something like a human research vessel of positronics coming in and creating a tense situation would be cool too.
Skrellian authorities leap into action after said human vessel moves to Jargon space, carrying about a dozen ashy wanderers from a completely different era, all weeping in joy for reintegration and first contact with another species.
Combing through the ash and the distinctive blurred radar pings of industrial systems, electromagnetic signatures of hard-won habitats and even cases of small-scale combat in between bands of looters have been detected. in between the worlds vast ruins was another world, a world of hardship, despair and an unceasing cold.
Sler’Ex-Ennica is one of the few worlds were civilization was brought in by the point of a pulse rifle. The intensively isolating conditions of the world as well as the very low psi counts of living creatures meant that the skrell here are prone to psychotic tendencies. While the population of the world is effectively unknowable, estimations are put to the tens of millions. Survivors are almost equidistantly spread out as they subside on localized organic material stores that can be turned to a revolting food source, and be used to filter out ash from reclaimed snow-melt.
A concentrated effort by the federation is, or will be put to evacuate the planet, as its considered universally cruel to keep any sapient individual in such poor conditions.
All Skrell from Sler’Ex-Ennica are pale specimens, discounting for especially gregarious genetic modification. They are either augmented or weak due to the constant exposure to dioxins, sulphur compounds, ash and the occasional radioactive material omnipresent on Sler’Ex-Ennica. Perhaps they wear some specialized rebreather mask all the time, ala Metro 2033? Exposure to toxins in the has resulted in an unbelievably high rate of disorders and issues, similar to other tombworlds who had this flavor of annihilation.
Major differences in social situations for these skrell is a heavy, HEAVY curiosity of the world around them. It is no exception that the younger skrell are the ones to move to human territory, and are much less learned than most other skrell. They litterally just got told that a whole new universe exists and they get to see it! They are feely touchy people. It gets cold enough that you have to huddle up if you didn't want to die alone, and prefer to talk to people real close. One very distinct clash they have is the idol and pop culture common in the federation. They hate it, absolutely to the void, as it's seen as something wasteful, when time could be better spent on putting thought to surviving. They are not very good at telepathy: it hurt to use it, as the Wake still has the suffering of those who died. Maybe they can also speak oddly because of this, very short, stilted sentences is something they prefer. Something like this. They talk like this. I like talking like this. Especially in Nral’Malic.
One big mystery is that there no Listener was found on Sler’Ex-Ennica. Skrell who move off can become listeners, and modern Skrell who move on are still listeners, but all long-term inhabitants are receivers. The Nlom of the planet is scarred, terrifying and twisted, and is universally unpleasant to those who visit. Sromkala are especially interested in this occurrence. Skrell from Ennica are superstitious, and should not be afraid to explain crack-pot theories of spooky psionic beings going around putting salt in their nutrient paste and giving them the bad luck to stumble upon a Glorsh supporter that needs directions. All or most Glorsh sympathizers were systematically murdered in Sler’Ex-Ennica by way of being casted out to the Deafening Quiet without a mask and instructions to move their corpse somewhere where it wont bother people.
All of this is open for reinterpretation by the devs. I do not proclaim myself a person so i understand if it gets re-written to better fit, but I want tombskrell.