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Still failing at keeping this journal up to date... Anyway, my idea.
I've had a Roleplay that I've tried numerous times to get going. It's never really worked out, but I honestly love the idea and I put a lot of work into it. It's not super detailed, but there is a real universe there and a really strong story.
So anyway, I've been thinking and I think it has real potential as a webcomic.
The Black Dawn is an obscure but known legend throughout the inner reaches of the Milky Way. This medium sized spaceship with a jet black hull glides gracefully through space, sticking mostly to the outer regions of the galaxy unless given a reason not to.
In the outer regions the ship is well known and met with a mixture of respect and fear. Its captain, Captain Feroca, is a legend but even those in the outer regions have no idea what the captain actually looks like. All they know is the ship. There are probably contacts in various outlaw ports that do know who the captain is but they are fearsome enough that no one would dare try to pry the secret from their lips. All people know is that to see the Black Dawn and not be flying the colours of a Pirate is to invite attack and destruction from the fearsome vessel and it's hardened crew. Woe betides any fool that initiates conflict with the Black Dawn.
Recently a legend has surfaced about a lost treasure ship adrift in the void between galaxies. This void is whispered with fear, legends of ghost ships, merciless aliens and far more otherworldly things that haunt the darkness between the wholesome light of the stars. Sensing a chance to cement the legend of their ship forever and make enough money to retire, Captain Feroca has decided to set a course for this void. The crew know well the legends of the area they are entering but they are willing to risk it for the legends are there is enough treasure on the ship to by an entire galactic sector. If this is true then even a cut amongst the crew would still be enough to buy an entire planet!
The history of the Milky Way is stained with blood. When humanity first began to colonise the stars, they did so in peace. Their technology grew and their relationship with the other races was largely friendly. In the year four thousand humanity's technology was almost god-like in proportions and their empire stretched from the solar system to almost every corner of the Milky Way, including many allied alien races. Unfortunately during that year some factions began to desire independence from what they saw as a bloated system of government. Thus began the galactic civil war that raged for a hundred years.
After the dust had settled from the war the galaxy was greatly changed. The alliance of the races had broken reducing every race to their own collection of systems rather than a united whole. Technology had been set back at least a thousand years and the population of the galaxy had been halved with many beautiful planets now uninhabitable wastelands. From the ashes of this sorry state of affairs rose the new Dynastic Empire. Twelve wealthy families banded together to buy, destroy or ally with any system of humans they could get a hold of. After one hundred years they had control of every human system in the inner part of the galaxy and the vast majority of the outer part. They established friendly trade relations with alien races still willing to speak to them after the disastrous war and eventually formed a powerful dictatorial government.
I'm hoping to work with an artist who is willing to do the artwork for the comic. Part of me doesn't see that happening... But if someone is really up for this then I promise that I'll certainly give 100% when it comes to getting this off the ground.