Elysian Fields – Inovo Newstone

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Background

Inovo is a young human woman and self titled “plastic witch” (or simply “plastiwitch”) residing on the small plorb township of Solbreak, making her a somewhat outsider in the eyes of society. She is obsessed with the history of the solar system and its many artefacts, especially those made from various plastics. Why plastic? In the thousands of years since out time, plastic has become an extremely rare substance given the numerous invasions and occupations by alien species. Most plastic and plastic-like products of what can be found are arguably useless remnants from earlier times. This doesn’t stop Inovo, though, and she’s dead set on acquiring plastics and turning them into something useful, hence her title. “Plasticians”, the official title for people like her, could be considered something akin to alchemists of the past, except instead of dealing with lead and gold she deals with polypropylene and silicone (Which she also considers a kind of plastic).

History

Inovo was born on one of the capital plorbs found in the oribit of what was once Earth, and quickly gained a thirst for knowledge on the history of the solar system. Eventually, she managed to land a place on the University of Europa studying human history, and during a social gathering it’s where she met you. You soon became fast friends, but before long you both graduated and went your own ways throughout the solar system, you lingering around Jupiter while Inovo moving back solwards, eventually ending up at the burgeoning town of Solbreak. You wouldn’t see Inovo again until you finally built up your funds and bought your own plorb – Elysian Fields.

Current Life

Despite the somewhat outcast nature of plasticians, she’s made a home in Solbreak in the aptly named “Plastiwitch’s den”, a small house with the ground floor re-purposed into a workshop. As a matter of fact, the other residents of Solbreak are actually happy to have her mild eccentricity present in their otherwise mundane lives, and her bubbly cheerful attitude never fails to liven up people’s days. Her unique skills and knowledge make her the local expert when it comes to technologies and materials that aren’t normally used by the local farming populace or ship yard. This has also, inadvertently, made Inovo one of Solbreak’s de facto scientists, albeit one visited mostly by adventurers bearing weird, alien (or terrestrial) artefacts. If you find something odd in your travels, it’s best to head her up first for some insight into what it might be. In addition, she’s usually swimming in myths and rumours of things around the solar system, making her a prime source of questionable news and interesting requests.

Elysian Fields – Story

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Elysian Fields is set approximately 1000 years into the future from our present time. After 11 different alien occupations and invasions, our solar system is very different. Many of the planets we recognise have been destroyed creating Micro-planets called Plorbs.

After saving up you’ve finally got enough to nab yourself a farming plorb in a sector known as Elysian Fields, but due to your price range it’s a little run down.

Today we’re going to take a closer look at the world of Elysian Fields.

Locations

Elysian Fields

Elysian Fields currently contains only one Plorb, run down and spit up into crumbling climates, this plorb is your new home to grow, improve and cultivate.

Solbreak

A small human settlement in the Phobos zone, designed to feel like old Earth. The closest Plorb to Elysian Fields, Solbreak is the first port of call for farming goods and ship upgrades.

Firefly

Very early Concept of Firefly

Known as arguably one of the “safest” cities in the entire solar system, anyone who doesn’t know firefly would never guess the plorb is inhabited by bandits, outlaws, thieves and pirates.

A strict ceasefire put in place centuries ago still operates on Firefly, unfortunately the dense cluster of asteroids surrounding the tiny planet didn’t sign the peace treaty.

Species

Ursovons

A large species known for their militaristic intelligence were the first Alien race to make contact with earth entirely by accident.

Also known for their ability to only see colours on the blue-purple spectrum, this species declared war on earth and prepared to destroy the planet before realising that it was all a big misunderstanding, and their enemy was several stars away. Some are still embarrassed about the whole incident to this day.

A typical Ursovon and Jallan as they’re typically seen across the Galaxy

Jallans

A peaceful race of aquatic like creatures that only discovered space travel as a species as recently as humans. Despite only becoming acquainted with humans in the last century, they have made themselves known as good traders and philanthropists, but nobody can really say anything about their home planet. Most have come to see them as a somewhat secretive race, but some people believe their home planet may have been destroyed centuries ago.

Character concepts for an Ursovon and Jallan that have made their home on Firefly

Aestheticans

Despite looking almost exactly identical, humans quickly discovered that this species is split into several warring nations, however their quarrels are less militaristic and more… fashion based.

This species prides themselves on their looks, and the clothing choices of an individual is the easiest way for a human to determine what faction the member belongs to.

Left – Members of the red and blue factions, the first to make contact with Earth
Right – A forbidden partnership, members of opposing factions defying and embracing their heritage