Welcome

Maelstorm is an original sci fi roleplay forum set in the 27th century in a nebula that is light years away from a dying Earth. Here, you can play as a human on the Watchtower space station, the last haven for Earth's descendants, or pick one of the many alien races in our Compendium to play. You can even make your own alien species to populate the nebula!

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Getting Started

Start Here

Here you can find our Site Rules, Application Rules, and Plot information.

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[Closed] Summer Activity Check

by Bones

Compendium

Applications

Templates for the Character sheets, Planets, and Species submissions
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Species Application Template

by Admin-HRD

Nebula Encyclopedia

Lists of accepted species, planets, and other lore items will be found here
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Species of the Maelstrom Ne...

by Admin-HRD

Characters

Want to submit a specific original character? You may do so here
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Pinky

by Caveman

Species

Create an original species, or find a member-created species to play
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Watchtower Humans

by Lance

Planets

Submit your planets here. Or find a planet for your species to colonize
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Xaistoppe

by Admin-HRD

Current Events

The Galactic Fair

The capital city of Neagious is hosting a Galactic fair! Planets from around the galaxy can exchange their ideas, inventions, culture, and goods. A gala will be hosted to help strength the relations of Neagious with other diplomatic leaders from the nebula. This is an opportunity for different planets, cultures, and leaders to come together in a celebration of innovation and culture.
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At The Table

by Sku'ra'uk

The Nebula

The Watchtower

The Watchtower

Although reeling from a rebellion, the Watchtower space station is still home to most of Earth's descendants.
MORE INFORMATION
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Healing Wounds (Post-Rebell...

by Lance's NPC's

Throne

Forum pic

Throne is a teeming city planet with sectors that range from luxury skyscrapers to underworld urban decay.
MORE INFORMATION
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A New Acquaintance

by Miles Hawkwood Stapleton

Voina

Voina

Voina is a desert planet that seems like a post-apocalyptic wasteland, but some say it is home to ancient alien temples and treasures untold.
MORE INFORMATION
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No Agent Left Behind [open]

by Ceth Sprax

Merieton

Merieton

Once the heartland of the Draziri people, Merieton is now a paradise for slavers and the nobles who support the slave trade.
MORE INFORMATION
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We almost had it all

by BBPhage

Domus

Domus
Domus is much like prehistoric earth where dinosaurs roam the lush terrain alongside budding colonies of Watchtower humans.
MORE INFORMATION
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O Pioneer!

by Glee

Mircho

Mircho

Mircho is an Earthlike world, but unlike Earth, it is heavily irradiated and plagued with strange temporal anomalies.
MORE INFORMATION
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Recovering from Extinction

by BBPhage

Arch Stanton

Arch Stanton

Arch Stanton is a resort planet that sustains its economy on tourism and relaxation. Its main attraction is New Vegas, a huge city that, in memory of its namesake, is built around its casinos and theme parks.
MORE INFORMATION
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Reality is a Tapestry

by Arkady

Planet 1138

Planet 1138

Due to a gravitational anomaly, boulders and mountains float above the surface of Planet 1138. There are also "holes" in the planet's surface that are said to be interdimensional hoops that lead to one of many alternate universes.
MORE INFORMATION
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Secrets of The Abyss (OPEN)

by Oranak Titanclaw

Neagious

Neagious

A lush and temperate planet which is home to the Aichmal, an ancient alien race that influenced Greco-Roman mythology on Earth.
MORE INFORMATION
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What Happens from Here

by Relak

Ivorest

Ivorest

One of the smaller planets in the nebula, Ivorest, is used entirely for the famed preparatory school “Ivorest Academy” founded by Edgar Ivorest, scientist and philanthropist.
MORE INFORMATION
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Don't break the plates ...

by Lockerie Reynard

Tsuinsoru

Tsuinsoru

A peaceful planet, rich in resources and habitable environments, that is home to the Sarutari, animal-like creatures who are physical representations of souls, emotions, strengths, and weaknesses.
MORE INFORMATION
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A Sound Soul Resides [Group...

by D'yavol

Paradise

Paradise

Paradise is an anomaly in the nebula, an insectoid wrapped around a "Silver Moon" that traverses space. The alien being is just a visible portion of a lifeform that acts as an archive of realities and worlds.
MORE INFORMATION
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To Innovation

by Anton Krieger

Sanctum

Sanctum

Ancient Space Station retrofitted as a central hub for galactic politics and interspecies communication and representation.
MORE INFORMATION
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Changing of the Guard

by Xonos

Deep Space

Other Worlds

These stories take place in the expanse of space in the Maelstrom Nebula and the Needle.
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Walkin' the beat

by Peyton Steele

Other Worlds

Deep Space

These stories take place on the various other worlds that make up the nebula.
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Recycling Center of the Mae...

by Kelly Topol

B.R.A.I.N.

Marketplace

Post jobs, bounties, and in-character advertisements here, from the legitimate, to the illegitimate.
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Species Meet: The Nebula...

by William Eisenhund

Communications

A place to upload character journals, Holocalls, SMS conversations, and networking updates
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Office Talk

by Theodore Parsons

Alternate Universe

AU Anything Goes

Here, you can write AU stories that take place in any setting or fandom. Stories written here will be considered non-canon in relation to the board. Any stories featuring unapproved characters must be written under your OOC account.
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Cut That Out!

by Arkady

Development

Character Development

Plotters, Want Ads and trackers go here.
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Open Threads

by Ceth Sprax

Character Extras

From spaceships to gear, here is the place you can make things for your characters.
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The Routier

by Miles Hawkwood Stapleton

Writer's Block

OOC Spot

Talk about the board, life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness. LOAs and Returns can also be found here.
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Hey ho!

by Malacandra

The Bin

Advertising

Advertise your site or affiliate with us. This forum is guest-friendly.
ADVERTISING RULES
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Against The Odds

by Suzi

Past Events

Event threads from our Past Events get archived here.
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Celebrity in Paradise

by Rough Rabbit

Graveyard

This is the place where we archive inactive characters or creations of inactive players. If at any time, we have archived something that you would like moved back to the main forums, just PM staff, and we'll be happy to do it.
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Hann'Felir

by Samuel

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