In my process of improving my After Effects skills, I did a few motion graphics
We are given the assignment to create a visual installation based on the story we built throughout the Emergent Dream Project. The software we required to used is Google Sketchup.
In this lore, I will be mentioning two significant law and clauses.
As mentioned in the earlier chapter, the Alien and Sedition Clause is one of the many Alien-related constitutions and laws. It is dedicated specially regarding the alien immigration issue. Especially targeted on the Nexians. As proposed by Alien Immigration Authority (AIA), it is known as the most anti-Nexian law. It states that all Nexians shall have no grant access or citizenship for Earth land. Any violation of the following terms shall be as a form of invasion towards the Earth. Statistics have shown that over the past 40 years, more than 600 Nexians and other planets’ aliens had been arrested for the violation of the invasion term.
In addition, for the recently 5 years, there has been alteration for the Clause. The additional part states that Earth shall permanently terminate any diplomatic interactions with the Nexian and the other 25 planets. And the Clause also urges other planets to carry out sanctions towards Nexians.
In the previous few lore, I have very limited descriptions on the world’s second large Union, the Habeas corpus. So I guess for this lore, we will begin with the Haber’s architecture.
The general trend through out the whole world is that buildings are mostly extremely high. This is largely due to the shortage of land cause by the massive sea pollution. Thus, even residential areas commonly have buildings that reach 130 floor. However, the Haber’s architecture possess its special characteristics.
The Habeas are well-known for their appreciation of arts and freedom in thinking. This is also reflected in their style of architecture. If you can refer to the 21st century, the Haber’s architecture is very similar to the ancient Baroque style.
Baroque architecture is the building style of the Baroque era, begun in late 16th-century Italy, that took the Roman vocabulary of Renaissance architecture and used it in a new rhetorical and theatrical fashion, often to express the triumph of the Catholic Church and the absolutist state. It was characterized by new explorations of form, light and shadow, and dramatic intensity.
In overall, beside making the building extremely high. The Habeas take extremely on details of their buildings. The architectures show a strong sense of arts and wealth. Explained by the statues and reliefs and also the luxury decorations. Also, the Habeas are not hesitate to express their devotion of religion. The Baroque style churches are everyone, each worshiping different religion of gods.
It still remains a myth about why the Habeas Pioneers choose to follow the Baroque style. But most people suggest that it is due to the Habeas’ first Renaissance Revolution On 2230s, when the Habeas Corpus Union was just founded. This revolution demonstrating a conscious revival and development of certain elements of ancient Greek and Roman thought and material culture.Thus greatly affects the Haber’s style of architecture.
“The door of Truth” is one of the most famous Habeas Architecture. Originally, the door of Truth is not literally a door but a 130 floors building. The Door is the second highest building in Habeas Corpus Union and also considered as the most mysterious building ever.
People are told that The Door contains ” Last truth of the World”. But the answer still remains as a secret. However, rumor has it that inside The Door lies the ultimate weapon of Habeas.
[OOC]: The story will start with two characters’ POV, so the actors can make their individual decision. But don’t worry, the two lines will intersect in Chapter 2.
[OOC]: You will be required to make a decision for character’s action. And also describes how this action is being taken. You may throw a dice, or depends on your preferences.
[OOC]: For story setting, you may want to refer to Illegal Alien Content page
Phonbus feels that he is really dead this time.
Just while he aboard the spaceship, he has not even put down the luggage. A lovely sound speaks from the announcement.
“Dear passengers, thank you for boarding Toka Spaceline. This journey will be traveling from the Planet Bladder to the 3rd Planet of the Milky Way Galaxy. But due to certain reasons, there will be checking of documents and authentication before the spaceship take-off. The specific details will be handle by the Earth’s Immigration Authority. We seek for your understanding.”
He has no idea what to do now. Shouldn’t they do the checking only when the ship landed? Just as he thought of that. The AIA agents have enter the cabin. They are one male and one female. Both are wearing suits. And Phonbus can recognize the blue badges on their collars.
He quickly stood up. Trying to find a place to hide. The cabin is big, but yet few places to hide. There are only a few control rooms that have doors.
His look now is the face of the Bladders. A huge dog head with human body. If he wants, he can transform into anyone or anything. All the Nexians are capable of that. But that is not very useful. He heard that The Earth has came up with a device that can easily detect the Nexians.
So what are the solutions now?
1. Transform into other people (Dice is even)
2. Find a place to hide (Dice is odd)
Please provide a short description of how this action has been taken. I will continue with the outcome.
Randy looks at the the paper in his hand. He is not sure whether he has made the right decision. The paper says,” We sincerely welcome you to our experiment team. Hope to meet you soon at Discipliniarian”
The excitements of receiving the letter has passed. He is only left with uncertainty and the loath to leave his home. He looks outside of the window. Clouds floating around the airship. He has been on the sky for his whole life. This will be his first time to be on the ground.
“So, Randy, you ready to leave now?” A voice arises.
He looks up, it’s his mother. A worrying frown worn from her feeble features.
Why should he be hesitating for? He has waited for this chance so long. Ever since he saw the Phantom, he has dreamt to be the Pilot. Until he saw this recruitment for human experiment for Phantom-related research. He knew this is his only chance.
“Randy, the spaceship is outside.” His mother said.
So Randy stands up. They said goodbye to each other.
And the outside their airship. Departs the spaceship that will bring him to Disciplinarian.
Just right after he entered the passenger cabin. He heard some commotion in front of the crowd.
So what would he do?
1. Go and take a look (Dice is even)
2. Mind his own business (Dice is odd)
Please provide a short description of how this action has been taken. I will continue with the outcome
Alien Immigration Authority is an agency responsible for the security of Earth against the entry of undesirable aliens through our space immigration checkpoints. As a security agency, ICA also conducts operations against immigration offenders. Besides that, AIA is also the draftman of many Alien-related constitutions and laws.
Operational since 1 June 2307, AIA has 90 years of history. At the start, AIA is only a small Non-Government Organisation started by a group of progressionists. However, at that time, AIA adopted a relatively mild attitudes towards foreign Aliens. Those progressionists believed that the Earth need to stay open to other planets. We should not let history affects our path to common progress. However, this idea actually changed after the Disciplinarian became the major supporter of AIA.
As Disciplinarian is considered as the biggest Union on earth currently. It is also seen as the manipulator behind AIA. Every year, a portion of the Union’s budget will goes to the agency. AIA also receives outputs of natural resources and weapons from the Disciplinarian. By 2380, almost half of AIA management council were made up of Disciplinarians. Thus, many of the decisions are affected or manipulated by the Union. Including the harsh attitudes towards the Nexians.
By 2400, the sizes of AIA has grown to over to 20000 people. It has built headquarters in almost every Unions. Beside the Sky Racer, AIA has given rights to examine and perform duties in everywhere.
AIA are under the regulatory of its management council, on the top will be the General Secretary. Followed by the Section Chief and Section Head. However, most of the ministerial level’s information remain confidential.
The numbers of base agents made up of one quarters of the entire 20000 staffs. They are the ones that will go out and capture all the illegal aliens on earth. Agent can usually be identify by wearing black or blue suits, with a unique design of watch on their wrist. Agents are normally equipped with alien sedative weapons. However, recently many witness that some agents are using fatal weapons and given rights to shoot aliens at the spot.
As mentioned in the earlier chapter. AIA is well-known for its stern attitude towards the Nexian. They believe that any potential threat, regardless of any circumstance, should be remove from the Earth. One can refer from the Alien and Sedition Clause proposed by the AIA.
Ad the Nexian is capable of tranform into any living creatures, they usually undercover in the human society. To identify them, the agency has spent 20 years to design the detecting device. It has been further improved into a small yellow watch which most agents will be wearing. The watch is able to scan using sophisticated data and signs, and will signal the whole agent system that there is presence of illegal foreign creatures.
There has been rumors about AIA using arrested Nexians on Alien related experiement. They claimed that most illegal Nexians, after being caught by AIA, did not repatriate back to Nexus as what agency claimed. Instead, they were being put under secret experiments. And most of them did not come back alive. However, no clear evidence are able prove this. In additon, most of the people are afraid of the influence and power of AIA. No one dares to speak for the rights of Nexians
Story took place 400 years later.
At that time, the whole human civilization has undergone vast change. The most major event that leads to the transformation will be the first known alien attack from the planet Nexus on 2086. When their space ship landed on Earth and declared war of invasion. Their superior in technology and special ability enable them to gain advantage at the start.
Despite that, human took 120 years and finally defeated the Nexian.However, the damage done to the surface of the Earth cannot be recovered. 20 percent of the sea was polluted after the use of biological weapons, this caused 45 percent of land to be not suitable for human accommodation. In fact, statistics showed that over 30 percent of total population has diminished during the war.
In order to maintain the human civilization, leaders have come together and decided on a common solution. Unions were formed over the next 100 years. They each shared different idea and perception, which lead on constructing different form and structure of society. The list of Unions will be mention below.
Over the years, some Unions have able to gain contact with living creatures from other planets or galaxy. They are able to maintain good diplomatic relationships. Treaties and Trading Pacts are made until now. Citizens are given rights to travel or migrant within the planets.
However among them, the Nexian still remains as a notorious race to Earth.
The fear of its potential danger cause it to be permanently banned of entering. Moreover, the political tension remains and any action of any Nexian will be seen as act of terror within the boundary of Earth. Despite that, there are still a number of Nexian trying to smuggle into Earth. A special agent is founded to deal with this. It is called the Alien Immigration Authority (AIA). They usually applied very harsh approach when Nexian smuggler is caught.
They are a unique race even in the universe with the account of their special power. Nexians are able to change their form (or shapeshifting) into any creatures or objects. Their original appearance look like a pink carrot with many tentacle. During the war on Earth, they are able to infiltrate into the human society by transforming into people around them. This was almost no scientific approach to differentiate them and human.
Although after the war, the Nexus, as the defeated planet, also receive huge damage. They lost half of their young soldiers. For the following 200 years, Nexus face huge economic crisis. Low employment rate, aging population have greatly affected its post-war recovery.
The civilization on Earth are separated into 3 “Unions”
The biggest Union on earth. Their society structure is based on theory of Eusociality. Similar to structure of the Ant Colony, there is no longer the old family concept. Instead, the benefit of the entire community should be seen as priority.
The clearest feature will be the division of labor into reproductive and non-reproductive. On top of the social class, there is the Queen and the reproductive race, while the rest of the infertility population (regardless of their gender). They are soldier and workers who work together to create a living situation favorable for the brood. It is to be noted that Disciplinarians are guided by rigorous laws and rules. Their lifestyles follow the Semi-military management.
In fact, they are also the founder of the Alien Immigrant Authority (AIA) and still gain major control on the agency.
Usually known as Habeas. They are parties which opposed to the mindset of Disciplinarian. They are supporters of human rights and freedom. And believed that human cannot be classify into hierarchy. The Habeas are prone to cultivation of ethic mindset. They also are in favor of art and religions.
Therefore, conflicts are commonly seen between the two parties.
A very portion of people. Their lands were destroyed or submerge into water during the sea pollution. Upon losing their home on land, they turn and live on the airship which floating in the sky for about 200 years. The sky Racer has the least contact with other Unions. They are the only race that still carries on with old family concept, for example, the monogamy. That’s why they are mostly seen as savages.
A young Nexian who attempt to smuggle into the Earth, hoping to find jobs.
A boy from Sky Racer
Decide your: Appearance, attributes points (Strength, Agility and Intelligence) splitting them out of 10.
Also, please decide on the background of the character. What’s his family like, what kind of environment did he grow in.