CotA RP: No ExcusesCotA RP: No Excuses1 day ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
RP Session between Silaluk and Suka.
The journey had been long, but the dogs remained steadfast in their goal to return home before nightfall. Snow remained upon the ground despite the dawning of spring, and the nights remained bitterly cold. Getting caught out here after the sun set was the last thing Sila wanted to endure. Opa, his burly human and weapons crafter for the tribe, was waiting with a hot fire and dinner just a few miles away. Sila's stomach churned with hunger while his muscles burned with exhaustion.
This trip was taking far too long.
He looked upon the faces of his fellow sled dogs beside him. They panted heavily with their ears pinned back and chests heaving. Sila's critical, calculating eyes flowed over them all, until of course they fell upon a female near the back. Suka, he thought her name was. His lips twitched and brows knit as he quietly blamed her for their delay. Most of his irritation stemmed from his growling stomach and aching muscles.
The Rainbow Cake, Chapter 2Journal Entry #3The Rainbow Cake, Chapter 25 hours ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
October 24, 2068
What’s going on? I thought they told me I would have a test every day. I don’t really know what’s going to happen. Are they just late? No, that can’t be. Scientists are never late. I wonder what kind of stuff they’re cooking up for me. Surely they haven’t forgotten about me in here, I just got here! Oh well. I hope they call me up soon. I’m getting bored in here. At least I’m being fed.
October 25, 2068
-test subject 34 opens the door.
-test subject 34 walks into the room.
-test subject 34 looks at materials given.
-test subject 34 is told to complete 6 basic mathematical equations.
-test subject 34 picks up a sharpened graphite pencil.
-test subject 34 takes an average of 3.5 seconds per problem.
Observations:Test Subject 34 was similarly slow to start as previously. Once he overcame his momentary pause, he proceeded to complete the problems in a swift manner. Perhaps he is not as n
The New King - Day 122Mergia had a new king.The New King - Day 12211 hours ago in Flash Fiction & Vignettes More Like This
And he was not a nice man.
Tyriab Poplib sat on his freshly carved throne of bones and stone in the Palace, with the skeletal carcass of a massive, deep sea creature dangling above his head. He smiled as the thought of ruling over the three distinct lands of this water submerged planet flooded his mind with a gleeful pride.
Terra, the land of mountains and valleys, was being renovated, and its vicious wolf-heeled people were being uprooted with surprising efficiency. He'd expected more of a fight from them. Pyro, the vast barren deserts littered with underground dwellings, was being bombed and shattered, soon to be a new weapons testing ground. The thin and agile people, donned in the shells and bones of their prey, tried fruitlessly to stop him. Least to say the prototype CH-405 anti-matter missile quickly put an end to them.
And what of the Sub? His home under the ocean, where the Submergians had forged a civilization under the waves through extraordinary feats
Convergent Paths - Book 1 - Part 78Part 78 - UNSF - Pressman Sector - Vegas System - New Vegas [Vegas A-IV]Convergent Paths - Book 1 - Part 781 hour ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
New Mandalay Bay Hotel & Casino Suite 399
January 17th, 6200 C.E.
The third member of the Sargasso Deeps head trouble-shooting team was lounging in the spa of her suit at the Vegas Mandalay Bay hotel and casino. She was currently relaxing away the aches of a recent mission she’d performed for the Block brothers.
After the last job that she’d done for the two Sylvia had needed a vacation and some time away from Sargasso Deeps. They generally kept her more than her two partners busy as she ran thither and yon. Originally she’d been with the Theban Cluster OFI for several decades so her specialty was espionage with it mostly focusing on the industrial kind.
She’d given th
Aftermath Chapter 1: ArrivalsI was now 19, Zaemma was 17, and Iffyntie was 12. Zaemma and I had blossomed into fine young adults by this time, and Iffyntie was just beginning her journey into adolescence. It was Zaemma’s 17th birthday. The age at which stykohrians are considered adults. I had been preparing for this moment for a few months, and spent that time looking for a very specific item, per her request. That night, the three of us sat in the main room of our home, in celebration of Zaemma’s transition from adolescence to adulthood.Aftermath Chapter 1: Arrivals13 hours ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
“I'm so proud of of you, Zaemma. You’ve made it this far, in a world of destruction, violence and hate. And not only that, but you’ve developed into an independent, beautiful and smart, young stykohrian.” I said, giving my best attempt at a speech.
“Thank you Stijork,” She replied, smiling.
“I have something for you. I know you love human culture, so I
March To Madness - A Fallout StoryMarch To Madness - a Fallout StoryMarch To Madness - A Fallout Story14 hours ago in Short Stories More Like This
Written by Tony Deegan
Dan’s head stirred as he rose from his bed, with blurred vision and a foul taste he struggled to stay upright. He was woken from his stupor by the incessant banging on his front-door; he inhaled and wobbled towards the door. Slowly opening the dumpster cover he called a door, he was met with the piercing rays of the sun. A shadow stood before him, a strange darkness in the bright wasteland.
The shaded creature began to speak: “Well, well, well look who decided to drag himself up” it said in a smug tone. Dan’s eyes adjusted to see the shadowy figure was none other than his old business party, Kevin, an old squad mate.
Dan spoke with a growl: “What the hell are you doing here Kevin? I told you I want nothing to do with the NCR”.
Kevin replied: “You might not want
The Wayward Astronomer: Chapter 22[Chapter 22]The Wayward Astronomer: Chapter 221 day ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
* THUD *
A dull tremor gently shook the floor, halfway stirring Hal out of his slumber. He lay in that murky miasma of half-sleep: barely even aware that he was no longer unconscious. It was almost impossible to wake any further on his own, and he lacked the willpower or energy to open his eyes.
“Hal.” He felt Miri's hand on his shoulder, shaking him awake. “Did you hear that?”
“Mmmm?” He rolled over, slowly forcing his eyelids to open. The room was dark and blurry to him, but Miri soon reached over to shake a glo-orb, and the needle of new light poked sharp pain into his skull. Hal winced, hoping his eyes would adjust quickly.
The room was well sound-proofed by design, so Hal couldn't hear very much of what was going on outside. He thought he heard the muffled sounds of commotion, like a violent argument was happening down on the floor down below.
* CLACK – CLACK – CLACK *
The distinct sound of springer fire pi
Emi Character Analysis(OC character analysis)Emi Character Analysis(OC character analysis)13 hours ago in Short Stories More Like This
True Name: Emi (No last or middle names)
Aliases: Pretty Girl, "Dirty" Blonde, Red-headed blonde
Emi was the first successful infant clone at Area 15. There were some malfunctions in the process. The original subject and Emi's personality traits became exact opposite of each other: the original infant, named Elliza, became a shy, quiet, and introverted girl, whereas Emi was loud, boisterous , and short-tempered tomboy. Emi is aggressive at times, and likes to prove herself better than any guy she meets. She is a very dominant person when in relationships, and adores proving herself superior to her partner. She was unmatched until she challenged Cephas Skiiye (aka CP-Z), who matched her step-for-step with ease. She stalked him throughout Area 15, trying to figure out how he did what he did. She soon developed a crush from him, and has made herself close to him. S
Nok'sanid bloodso i have said before that the race of aliens known as the Nok'Sanids have incredibly toxic blood. i mean this stuff is unbelievably toxic, a single drop could kill nearly anything that isn't from their planet. so when they were being integrated into galactic society, i imagine they had a problem regarding their blood. Mostly in regard to its potential.Nok'sanid blood5 hours ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
For lack of a better term, Nok'Sanid blood is regarded as a chemical weapon. the nok'sanids had no idea of their blood's potential until after first contact. upon being introduced to the body either from entering an orifice or entering the bloodstream, the organs of the poisoned will rapidly shut down and the muscles will weaken. the poisoned individual will die within seconds of being poisoned, the actual time varies between races. research has not been made towards finding a way to save someone who has been poisoned due to the fact that it acts too fast for any antidote to be administered.
Only one has survived their blood, informatio
Mother and Baby “MOTHer, what are you DOING?”Mother and Baby3 hours ago in Short Stories More Like This
‘MOTHer’ pauses and looks around at ‘Baby’, waiting expectantly as it tries to focus on what it’s seeing.
“MOTHer, what are you DOING?” Barely a pause, and then again, its voice rising and falling incredulously: “MOTHer, what are you DOING?”
Despite no facial features, it clearly cannot comprehend the scene. Rooted to the spot, its servos are whirring, preparing to flee.
Mother starts to reply, saying in its best rendition of soothing tones, “I’m trying to pull apart-”
“What are you DOING?”
“-the mainframe, I’m trying to pull-”
“I’m trying to pull apart the mainframe to hack into the source co-”
“MOTHer, what are you DOING?”
“I’m trying to hack the source code so I can rewrite your intelligence circuits so you
UM91 Lore ExplanationUM91 takes place in the far future. Like, IPhone 507s future.UM91 Lore Explanation5 hours ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
At the time, earth was losing it's minerals, and other planets were being explored to see if they were habitable. Planets believed to be habitable are marked as UM and then a number based on the order the planets discovered. The first habitable planet found was named UM01, the second UM02, and so on. UM91 is a planet mostly covered in water.
Since Earth had become less than hospitable, a giant flagship was built, named "Titanis". The person who named it that still argues to this day that the name is related to it's size (near that of Jupiter) and is NOT foreshadowing anything. Smaller "homeships" were built (About a quarter the size of the moon each) to further explore the galaxy. These "homeships" get names usually based off of Latin or Greek. The storyline is based around the homeship "Lux", for example. Certain spaceships, deemed SRV(insert random meaningless number here). SRV stands for Scientific R
The Cord that BindsEmptyThe Cord that Binds4 hours ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
there's nothing, I look to my sides and everything is hollow.
Where have I gone,
who am I?
Cold, the ice covered metal tickles my skin. I try and get up to no avail, the thick leather straps around my wrists and ankles holds me down. I drown in white light and wish with all my might for something to cover my eyes, but even my wishes are to no avail. My eyes shut instinctively and in a fuzzy haze I lose consciousness once more.
I awaken, in a bed soft and warm. The white glowing light gone. I let out a yawn and pull myself up surprised I am able to. I touch my wrists and feel where the leather bounds held me down, how did I get here? Where even is here? I ponder for a second and realize I have no idea who I am. I walk over to the mirror on the wall and drop my gown. The boy before me is young maybe 19 or 20. I feel so diss-attached, is this person really me. I trace a large scar on my chest a circular scar “why don't I remember this” I whisper. I am short maybe five fo
Tallion Stare #1Old EarthTallion Stare #15 hours ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
Solian's trial was quick and rather pointless. His punishment had been all but set out in stone, and he ended up being turned over to the councildom of High Etranallia, where the death penalty was still in effect. However, since Solian had attempted to exterminate the entire Eternal populace, he ended up being put in one of High Etranallia's prisons. He was dead within the week.
Griffin chuckled as he put down the newspaper on the wooden table before him, and took a bite out of his burger. He had no problem with Solian's actions, until they began to concern himself. The Usurper hired him to discreetly escort his smuggled weapons convoys, for a reasonably high fee. However, when it came to Griffin's fourth payment, all he received was a rather vicious string of malware that tried to use his implants to stop his heart. To say that Griffin had been irritated would be putting it mildly. It had taken nearly a month, but Solian
The Silverlark“Just more bloody sand.”The Silverlark9 hours ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
Tharok raised the macro-binoculars to his eyes, revolving on the spot, scanning the horizon. There was nothing in sight no matter where he turned, the rising and falling sand dunes continuing on into the distance, until they came to the sky, the cloudless blue streaked with purple. “How’s the team, Sati?”
His companion, silhouetted against the lowering sun, looked down from the crest of the dune to where four Rovers were parked, encircled by dark treads on the sand. Around them, hiding in the shelter of the cool shade, their team were resting, checking over their weapons and stores.
He snorted, placing the macro-binoculars in a pouch hanging from his neck. With a final glance at the darkening horizon, they returned to the vehicles. The crew rose to their feet on their arrival, waiting expectantly as the pair of them trudged across the churned sand, the drab greys and browns o
One with a gentle heart luku 9Yhdeksäs lukuOne with a gentle heart luku 910 hours ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
Vielä vajaa vuorokausi sitten kuningatar Ylenden suurimmat huolenaiheet olivat olleet hänen miniänsä, jotka olivat muuttuneet hetki hetkeltä mahdottomammiksi häiden jälkeen. Kumman kanssa hän olikaan tekemisissä, lopputuloksena oli joko viiltävä migreeni tai vatsan pohjassa myllertävä pahoinvointi. Ensimmäistä aiheutti pääosin Colette, jonka puheesta ei tuntunut tulevan koskaan loppua. Vuolas rupattelu ei olisi ehkä ärsyttänyt niinkään paljon, mikäli Coletten ääni olisi ollut matalampi ja hänen puheensa edes hitusen järkevämpiä. Mutta kun ei niin ei. Sen lisäksi, että Colette oli kaiken aikaa laukomassa typeriä sutkauksia kimittävällä äänellään, häntä oli kaiken aikaa hemmoteltava ylenpalttisesti. Halden näytti ajoittain melko uupuneelta, kun hänen tuore v
Aslania Chapter One: The Wild Planet"The way of the pioneer is always rough," - Harvey S. FirestoneAslania Chapter One: The Wild Planet6 hours ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
Six months earlier
A stocky man carrying a stack of papers in a binder rushed into the President's office, sweating from the speed at which he was walking. "Sir, I've brought you the Aslania reports. The guys from the Pentagon say it's looking promising."
The President, Nevin Culpepper, took the binder and started flipping through the pages. He stopped at one specific page, that showed the planet from a distance. It had been taken by a unmanned spacecraft sent to find inhabitable planets.
Aslania looked a lot like Earth except for the purple water and the looming icecaps at the north of the planet. There was one big difference; Aslania was huge, the size of Jupiter. Just it's two moons, which hadn't been named by the United Nations yet, were the size of Earth. Chemical tests in the atmosphere suggested that the air was breathable and, with enrichment, could be made superior to the smog that coated much of
Force declaration for System Empire================================================Force declaration for System Empire2 hours ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
Part I: Overall force declaration:
-Total vessel count 2250.
-Total SM star base count 000.
-Total SM battle station count 000.
Part II: Fleet Status (Optional)
[Fleet#] | [Fleet type] | [In/Active] | [Status ie 100%]
Part III: Force Description
> 45 Type-32 dreadnoughts
> 540 Type-64 carriers
> 900 Type-71 battlecruisers
> 765 Type-83 frigates
Convergent Paths - Book 1 - Part 77Part 77 - Independent Systems League - Sargasso System - Sargasso Deeps Space StationConvergent Paths - Book 1 - Part 776 hours ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
Office of Hadrian & Deniavar Block
January 17th, 6200 C.E.
Deniavar Block looked up from his desk terminal as his brother Hadrian started screaming imprecations at the legal department over his desk COMM.
Of the twin Puck brothers Hadrian had always been the more hotheaded whereas Deniavar was the cool and controlled one able to calculate the odds and pull off complex negotiations without a drop of sweat while Hadrian had a tendency to go off at the slightest provocation.
Their skill sets thankfully complemented each other especially when one or the other became stuck; Hadrian was a raging bull while Deniavar was a graceful gazelle.
Aftermath (Preface)The war had lasted for 20 years. I was born in the third year of the war; raised in it. I knew the struggles of having to move from place to place to scavenge for food and shelter. But this was only in my older youth. The war wasn’t as bad in the beginning, but progressed into full out nuclear war. It started out with small terrorist attacks, when the humans decided they wanted us eradicated from the planet.Aftermath (Preface)1 day ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
My species the Stykohrians, had come to Earth to seek refuge after our home solar system’s star collapsed inwards, becoming a black hole. We were a tall species, finely built with muscle, measuring a minimum of 5 feet max 9, and weighing in at a 250 pound average. Our skin was fleshy like that of a human, and off-white in color. A notable difference, however, was that our skin was rough like a snake. Our skin was tight in such a way that our muscles were very defined. To humans, we were avian and
Convergent Paths - Book 1 - Part 75Part 74 - Independent Systems League - Fountainhead SystemConvergent Paths - Book 1 - Part 7512 hours ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
Planet Godhead – Church of the Multi-Spatial God Compound
December 23rd, 6199 C.E.
The ponderous coppery pyramid bore down through the atmosphere its outer hull turning a dull cherry red as unseen engines slowed it enough to keep it from creating an impact crater. As it centered itself over the old Church Compound it seemed to hang for several seconds before slamming down over it.
Masonry crumbled, glass smashed, wood broke and crumpled and the weight of the vessel drove the buildings below the surface of the ground.
The impact was brutal but since the land that it sat upon was 10,000 square acres in size there was little felt by the neighboring temples and churches of the various gods human and non, old
Convergent Paths - Book 1 - Part 76Part 76 - Neo-Prussian EmpireConvergent Paths - Book 1 - Part 7611 hours ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
Hamburg [Capitol] System
New Hamburg [Capitol World]
Imperial City [Formerly Hamburg]
December 26th, 6199 Current Era
Reporter Philipp Waechter stood across the street from the Imperial Palace as the camera man gave the signal to go once he had the Imperial banner that draped over the front of the massive edifice above the main doors centered in the screen with the reporters head just below the tip of it.
“This is Philipp Waechter on site across the street from the main gates of the Imperial Palace; the Imperial Minister of News just recently released us information that has a sad note to it,” Waechter stated his face grim in the late morning light that slanted down through a thick cloud cover.