Welcome

Welcome to the Maelstrom nebula

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. The Watchtower space station, the last haven for Earth's descendants, has recently been rocked by a bloody rebellion. As rebels begin to colonize planets in the name of the Terrans, the rest of the nebula's many alien species look on, some with curiosity and some with suspicion.

New to Maelstrom and don’t know where to start? Read the Site Rules first, then check out the Application Rules. In no time, you be jumping into hyperspace with us!

Hype Box

Latest Shouts In The Shoutbox -- View The Shoutbox · Rules -  
Ereauke -- I know. That's the one I was referring to. Says it expired
Samuel -- It has indeed. There is a link in Corey's post here in the hype box that should work
Ereauke -- I think the Discord link has expired. I tried to join, but it just says that the link has expired.
Corey -- https://discord.gg/w7gd5sY in case the discord link in the cbox isn't fixed shortly
Rough Rabbit -- While the hypebox can be used for discussion, if you would like to say hi, a more suitable place is the CBOX or Discord.

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Getting Started

Start Here

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

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Discord Clean up

by Cal

Compendium

Applications

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

by Admin-HRD

Characters

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

by Ankia Caydian

Species

Create an original species, or review member-created species to find one to play
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The Vykladian

by Major Carnage

Planets

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

by Rough Rabbit

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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[Main Thread] The Gala Goe...

by Gula, Akoni

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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Parts cost an arm and a leg...

by Finn Hallgerdur

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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1264Replies

Charity case

by Finn Hallgerdur

Voina

The Watchtower

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
22Topics
228Replies

A Stinger and A Bug

by Scout

Merieton

The Watchtower

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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347Replies

All That Glitters

by Marika

Domus

Domus

**WARNING. EVENT IN PROGRESS. PLANET IS CONDITIONALLY CLOSED**
Domus is much like prehistoric earth where dinosaurs roam the lush terrain alongside budding human colonies.
MORE INFORMATION
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O Pioneer!

by Glee

Mircho

The Watchtower

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 was revolutionized by humanity, and it 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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Arkady Abides

by Crix Meriet

Planet 1138

Planet

Due to a bizarre 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 if one should fall through them. All-in-all, a very weird planet.
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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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Dead Girl Waking

by Alexis Parsons

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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Stygia

Stygia

A small, yet tectonically-active terrestrial world,Stygia is a vicious and hostile planet, populated by a number of feudal fiefdoms that make up the Immortalis clans.
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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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Prince of Destruction

by Vermethrex

Deep Space

The Watchtower

These stories take place in the expanse of space in the Maelstrom Nebula and the Needle.
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Exploring The Wrong Neighbo...

by Vermethrex

Other Worlds

The Watchtower

These stories take place on the various other worlds that make up the nebula.
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Dirty Dancing

by Chukii

B.R.A.I.N.

Marketplace

Post jobs and in-character want ads, here, from the legitimate, to the illegitimate.
ABOUT B.R.A.I.N.


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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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An examination of a Gigante...

by HarperMadi

Alternate Universe

AU Maelstrom Nebula

Here, you can write alternate universe stories that take place in the Maelstrom setting. 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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9Replies

Tomb of Light

by Sunderfall

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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Awakenings

by bhawk

Development

Character Development

Plotters, Want Ads and trackers go here.
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525Replies

Finns Tracker

by Finn Hallgerdur

Character Extras

From spaceships to gear, here is the place you can make things for your characters.
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Karn'eenca Rework

by RedDragon@1995

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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447Replies

-Insert Squirrel related Gr...

by Nomad

The Bin

Advertising

Advertise your site or affiliate with us. This forum is guest-friendly.
ADVERTISING RULES
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The Draft (Revisited)

by Draft Gods

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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Anv

by iamagreatperson

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