H o w t o J o i n A e r o b r a k e
First and foremost, you’ll need to decide which kind of character you’d like to make! Please only submit applications that YOU
have drawn - not the work of others. In Aerobrake, there are quite a few categories that you’ll be able to choose from when it comes to making a character. Here they are, and following them, are guidelines if you choose to make that type of character.
Storm Riders are the riders of the group. They may form groups and teams, ride solo, participate in Parts War and Dominion Rounds, or just ride for fun. These are the competitive individuals who may just aim for the skies or for a seat among the best of the best, their kings and queens. Every storm rider needs a tuner.
This is a little different from AG, however, we feel that this is best for our group’s functioning.
You do NOT
need to have a tuner right away, but eventually, you will need to find your tuner. There is no time limit to finding one, as it’s part of character development. So don’t stress if you do not have one right away!
You do not need to have a team to join, but you will need a team should you be of rank C or higher. This is mandatory.
Riders either rank up individually (solo riders), or with their teams. NO
rider below C rank will be able to have a road. Only C or above can have their own roads.
Only Kings/Queens can have regalia/subregalia.
Please read here
for information about how to rank up, or challenge a king/queen for their throne.
Please visit the FAQ page for more info about kings/tuners/storm riders, or for any questions you might have.
Tuners are individuals who follow Ring Road (no exceptions), a support road that consists of fixing and synchronizing Air Treks with their respective riders. They are, in a sense, specialized mechanics in that they cannot
compete in Parts Wars or Team Battles (though they can participate and intervene should their rider need emergency tuning). They create the ultimate configuration between a rider and their equipment by listening to the “rhythm” of the body and ATs, subsequently synchronizing them to the optimal levels by adjusting parts and values inside of the ATs.
Furthermore, being assigned to only one rider
allows tuners to become closely acquainted with and attend to that specific rider at any given time, creating a special bond between tuner and rider akin to partnership that mechanics do not share with their customers.
In the Aerobrake universe, Tool Toul To, the tuners’ neutral team, does not exist. Rather, all tuners use the Ring Road to link back to the Pledge Queen, or the Queen of Ring Road. Tuners are able to hear her ‘bird’s call’ via their road, and can use that call to tap into her power of Infinite Scale. Infinite Scale is an ability that allows the Pledge Queen to remotely and subconsciously share her superior tuning skills with lower level tuners. Because of this link, tuners are able to tune anywhere at any time provided they have their microsuit. (A translucent, stretchy bodysuit that is worn by tuners during the tuning process. It minimizes the interference of the rhythm’s sound caused by clothing between the rider and the tuners’ bodies.) Only A and King rank tuners can wear microsuits, while lower level tuners must rank up with their riders or if they are solo through tuner battles to earn the privilege.
Any physical adjustments to the ATs are performed after the tuning process has yielded the necessary data. However, the lower ranked your tuner is, the harder a time they will have “linking up” with their road, and so cannot tune as skillfully as higher ranked tuners can.
Tuners that tune for kings are considered King-Level.
Tuners will need to find a rider of ONE rank above, the same, or below them.
Tuners may ride casually, but are not allowed to compete.
One tuner per rider, and one rider per tuner.
Drones are simple command robots that allow simpler tuning as they carry the Tuner's utilities and tools. They do not have A.I. they are just simple, preferably small for portability, machines that basically are a Tuner's assistant.
Tuners are allowed to have a limit of one drone
(created by your tuner character or a mechanical specialist).
They have graded levels for different ranked tuners as higher tuners have a need for higher specialized drones while lower ranked tuners do not have the skills or connections to create optimum drones (until they rank up)A
- Best drones, fastest, coolest, able to reply to voice commands, floating drones available. B, C
- Medium drones, faster, not able to recognize voice commands. More efficient movements, not able to float.D, E, F
- Motorized only, medium paced, sometimes laggy or glitchy.
If your tuner has a drone please notify the group that they have one in a note!
(just like emblem submissions it's a quick review to check nothing's amiss!)
Not everyone in the Aerobrake universe is a rider or tuner. Many people are merely regular people! Some haven’t heard of ATs and would like to try it out, others go about their routine lives without much interest in the sport. Either way, a civilian is always a unique route to go when it comes to character creation. If your civilian decides to be a rider later on, this is fine too.
Once you have selected the kind of character you’re going for, you’ll need to design them AND their mandatory emblem, regardless of rank or if they're tuner or rider. ONLY Civilians do not need an emblem, all else do. You will also need to complete a R.E.A.D template (found in the group's template gallery) if you plan to participate in Parts War!
AB is very heavily urban influenced, and looking through current applications, google images, and air gear manga pages may just help you out!
You’ll need to, then, submit an application with your character’s information and full body image when the group is open for enrollments. To do so, click the join button on the front of the group’s page and submit the following information.
Rider, Tuner, or Civilian.
Link [smaller URL of your application]
After that, the group will review your application for error or adjustments. From there on, you will either be accepted or denied into the group. If approved, we will accept your application and there you have it! You will be a member of Aerobrake and may begin to RP in the chats at once. Please note
If you join during a Parts War Rank Up Event, you will not be allowed to participate until the NEXT Parts War tournament rolls around!
Make sure you read ALL of the journals and rules before applying!