Abnormal Research: page 17“Scarlett!!” Jin yelled from a distance followed by a series of snapping twigs and branches. Scarlett looked up from the small river path they’d been walking, also where she decided to take a break from walking. They had been only walking for a week but to Scarlett it felt like months, the unmerciful sudden heat wave didn’t make things any better. It seemed even with the density of the forest that gave the luxury of shade couldn’t give relief. When seeing the nearby stream she had the thought of cooling off a bit with a break but it looked as though Jin was determined to run her into the ground with his nonstop travel schedule. She thought she would be able to handle it but he was relentless and with the wave of burning wind she was beginning to get on edge. She couldn’t take his constant rushing anymore. Jin came toward her through a thick bushel of bushes, it was obvious that the heat was affecting him too. His solid brown T-shirt was drenched withAbnormal Research: page 1714 minutes ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
Adventures of NicoB: The Tale of the Golden Bagel The once-silent sand dunes were driven apart, as an all-purpose spacecraft sailed along its surface. The S.S.L.P., a ship renowned for its agile speed and adaptability, raced along the dusty banks of the desert planet MOSH-IGE, accosted by a band of enormous Judgement Worms, commonly known for their insatiable hunger as well as their desire to chase their preys to the literal ends of their short attention span. What started out as a relaxing picnic excursion between NicoB and the Horney Rangers suddenly took a turn for the worst when a hoard of sand worms started pursuing the valiant heroes across the sandy dunes. The valiant S.S.L.P. kicks itself into full throttle, straining its twin core drives as it propels itself just meters ahead of their pursuers. Inside the ship, Nico, the intrepid young adventurer, accompanied by his ever-faithful companions, the horny rangers, struggled to maintain his grip on the ship’s controls, as the pure inertia of the speedAdventures of NicoB: The Tale of the Golden Bagel2 hours ago in Short Stories More Like This
Federated Directorate of Alskair Faction InfoNation name: Federated Directorate of AlskairFederated Directorate of Alskair Faction Info2 hours ago in Short Stories More Like This
Date of Establishment: 202 AH
Other Major Cities: Teloum, Minoic, Belstad, Ava, Oceanis.
Governing body: Alskair is lead by two parts, There's the HighArc who runs one, six year term. Followed by the High Council which is made up of six members that are publicly elected. They serve a six staggered terms. They have to come from the Senate or the Council of Commonwealth. The Senate is made of 100 members, one from each of the Islands in the Archipelago. They have three year terms, that can run with unlimited term numbers. Council of Commonwealth is made up of local repressive from the different islands, where local voting and elections decided who runs from each of those positions, Term run for 2 years, with an unlimited number of terms.
Spiritual beliefs: Worships the no Gods, but honors the Ancestors that came before to give them the land they have now. Paying their respects to the people that gave up much
A young sayains journey to the truth part 2The Following is fan based story based on the dragonball franchiseA young sayains journey to the truth part 23 hours ago in Short Stories More Like This
Dragonball,dragonball z,dragonball gt and the up and coming dragonball super are all owned by FUNimation, Toei Animation, Fuji TV and Akira Toriyama
Please support the official franchise
and Team four star for lettering me 'borrow' there opening credit thing
part 2:general blacks attack
(yup there's still going to be two narrators)
we raced to the city, Larisa seemed to be slightly faster than me. The city looks like hell on earth. crumbled buildings, fire and blood, death was everywhere. the military was called in to fight but they were being overpowerd.
we raced to the city. when we got there it was like at the school all over again. death was everywhere but since we're here we can stop more blood being spilled.
I thought splitting up would be best
"you take the left side, I'll handle the right"
we charged through the enemys destroying tanks and soldiers alike. I wanted to save as many people as I could. I h
SMEDIS2'S DESIGN DOCS: Hunter and ScavengerIn a dark world after the Great War of 2056, corruption and greed thrive in the society of many countries after the devestations of the war. Two fellows live off the fortunes of others. Nicknamed "Hunter" and "Scavenger", these two steal and kill to survive in this bleak world. And the world around them is no different...SMEDIS2'S DESIGN DOCS: Hunter and Scavenger4 hours ago in Short Stories More Like This
The game will be a top-down shooter with mild RPG elements. The player will have to navigate a large world of ruined buildings and soiled fauna. People around the player will constantly attack the player character. Only a select few are unharmful. Essentially, imagine Zelda and Smash TV combined with a Fallout-like setting.
Remnants of the Great War are abound. Armed Drones will occasionally appear and fire at the player. Mines are laid around in certain spots. And there will be mutants spawned from the fallout of the war on occasions.
As mentioned in the plot, Hunter and Scavenger tend to steal things quite a bit. You can take things like Money, Weapons, and Items. M
In the Belly of a Mall“Ah, Tonya! What brings you in here?” A familiar voice asks me as I enter the mall’s maternity store, not seeing my belly leading me in yet.In the Belly of a Mall4 hours ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
“Oh, y’know… kinda in need of maternity wear. Only reason I’d roll in here.” I admit.
Erica takes a second glance at me from behind the counter, “Oh my, Tonya! Your belly is so big! But, weren’t you just…. how did this happen?!” Erica rushes out from behind the counter over to me.
“Well… it’s a long story… but… I think I’m in desperate need…” I look down at my belly, the bellybirthers starting up another ruckus, “I really need a belly rub… as in… right now…”
Erica takes my hand and places the other on the small of my back, escorting me to a specialized seat for expecting mothers.
“Mary, could you please come out here?” Erica calls back, helping me onto the chair.
“Erica, my belly
JurassicknessComet hurtles between Earth and moon. Massive tail engulfed the world, rained microbes on the unsuspecting creatures below. Plant and tree change and growth spurt. Animals and birds begin mutation into Dino-like creatures. Zoo escapes and animal attacks everywhere around the world. Children and old change first. Those still unaffected are mostly et.Jurassickness7 hours ago in Flash Fiction & Vignettes More Like This
Bio-chemist Moncera “Princess” Drake
“Named where my folks met. People think it means my princess. Never happened. Learned to read and math while others my age learned how to get along with other kids. Went to school and tested three grades up. College by fifteen. Never considered myself smarter, just started earlier. Drawbacks complete social retard, but I like it outside. Fringe is where it’s at.”
T-shirt saying: Fringe is where it’s at”
Civilian contractor sent with Walter Reid Hazmat investigation team, led by
LtCol Xaviar MacIsle
Always by the numbers, methodical yet quick to take s
OUTWORLD: Flying Fox pt. 6OUTWORLD: Flying Fox pt. 68 hours ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
15th MAY 7074, CARGO SHIP FOREVER AUTUMN, INBOUND TO LAST LOCATION OF THE O.S.A.R.V. ISTHMUS AT THE SYNERILIN RIFT
The shimmering lights of drive-space, beautiful as they were, did get boring after an hour or two – at least to Sadie – and so she spent the time following that hour or two more creatively.
An underlying appreciation for the wonders of the universe and the science used to navigate it did not abandon her, however, and Sadie took a few opportunities to pause in her billionth play-through of Rocket Jenny, turn away from the ship’s secondary console and stare into the hypnotic display before her. An underlying feeling of homesickness was nagging at her, though. She’d just returned to Wooang Prime, her home, and now she’d left again as quickly.
Maybe too quickly.
Sadie shook the misgivings out of her head and turned her attention to her navigation system. Reversion was fast approaching – she
Treaty StationTreaty StationTreaty Station8 hours ago in Flash Fiction & Vignettes More Like This
As a Confederate made installation, Treaty Station is nominally a Space Force administered facility in neutral territory rather than a non-aligned state or colony, although the Bandhari and Interans have jurisdiction in their own wards.
Out of 500,000 sapients, there are 10,000 Space Force personnel posted at any one time.
The challenges in creating the vast station were numerous, but by recycling older space vehicles and stations, costs were kept relatively low.
Construction of Treaty Station began in 2052, and wasn't completed until 2058.
Only low power beam projectors and short calibre pistols are allowed on Treaty Station. All arms must be presented for inspection upon entry.
Merc Station is a nearby station, much smaller but with more relaxed arms restrictions. It is designed as a place where mercenaries and arms dealers can ply their trades. Merc Station is unarmed outside but virtually everybody aboard has a weapon. Out of 20,000 occupants the
Walking TurretsGarrison IndustriesWalking Turrets8 hours ago in Flash Fiction & Vignettes More Like This
A private firm established on Icon in 2021.
Notable for developing new surface-based fortifications, and land mobile weapon systems, namely battlesuits and walking turrets.
Walking turrets are slow defensive vehicles, limited to ground movement but capable of carrying a significant arsenal.
Walking turrets tend to be between 4 and 5 meters tall, and very heavily armoured.
Type 244 walking turret
2x 10mm beltgun
1x 70mm recoil rifle
6x 60mm dumbfire
3x 120mm smartlock
1x close defence beamer
12x smoke canister launchers
6x hardkill countermeasures
Designed in 2044, the Garrison Industries walking turret is a mainstay of SpaceForce defensive positions, a four-legged ground vehicle with a 3-man crew. The walking turret is armed with two gunpods and two rocket pods, located on the arms and shoulders respectively.
Walking turrets are most often used in a defensive role, and are deployed
IronHand Security SolutionsFormed on Viergant in 1938 as a spaceborne private armed services contractorIronHand Security Solutions8 hours ago in Flash Fiction & Vignettes More Like This
Initial focus on providing security to civilian shipping, later included to SpaceForce support
Participated in the occupation of Hercuba from 1954-1958
Participated in Chak'tol War from 1993-1999
Participated in Defence of Icon during Xonchi invasion 2027
Contracted to provide security to Treaty Station in 2055 (in support of SpaceForce assets)
Current assets based in Olyantir System;
9x security cutters (15 spacers + 15 marines each)
3x rifle companies (54 infantry each)
3x battlesuit companies (27 battlesuits each)
The infantry serve as a supplement to the local station security division, while the battlesuits serve as a rapid reaction force. Personnel are trained and equipped for less lethal force and riot control actions.
The cutters operate in 3 patrol paths, one around the station itself, another around the planet below the station, and another patrol that cycles around the main gravitic "sweet spots" of
Crimson Shield mercenary companyBased out of the Ellyria system, founded in 2019 to provide security to new colonial venturesCrimson Shield mercenary company8 hours ago in Flash Fiction & Vignettes More Like This
Operates a fleet with four Destroyer grade CSVs, eight Frigate grade CSVs, and sixteen Corvette grade CSVs
Highly trained infantry forces with custom weapon systems
Regularly chartered by Confederate SpaceForce and colonial authorities - responsible for bolstering security on the Xonchi frontier
Highly experienced in dealing with Xonchi threats, especially infiltrators
Crimson Shield counter-Xonchi infiltration protocols have become an informal industry standard - even the Space Forces use Crimson Shield derived protocols.
Controversy arose in the 2050s when the Crimson Shield was found to have developed a number of mutagenic bioweapons and bioweapon countermeasures with the suppport of the Bandhari. These stockpiles would be confiscated by the Space Forces for their own use, but the Crimson Shield retained the facilities to produce the cures and vaccines necessary for each plague.
Draco Chartered SecurityA mercenary company formed in the 2040s on Arcanis 3, specialising in quick response forces and surgical strike troops.Draco Chartered Security8 hours ago in Flash Fiction & Vignettes More Like This
Draco has a small but competent base of professional employees, mostly ex-SpaceForce types. Draco operates a fleet of 2 Destroyers, 4 Frigates, and 8 Corvettes.
Draco also has fabrication facilities producing small arms, body armour, and custom designed Battlesuits. These fabrication facilities are based on Arcanis 3 with the firm's headquarters, and provide a level of self sufficiency that other mercenary firms lack.
Draco Battlesuit Company - 54 Battlesuits
6 platoons of 9 battlesuits
1x 10mm beltgun
1x 35mm repeater
1x beam lancer
Custom designed strike battlesuit battlesuit optimised for use against light targets.
Draco AutoRifle Mk2
Custom design light automatic rifle
Draco AutoPistol Mk1
Custom design light automatic pistol
Draco Security strike forces revolve aroun
Calysondean General GraviticsCalysondean General GraviticsCalysondean General Gravitics8 hours ago in Flash Fiction & Vignettes More Like This
Most famous for the "Hopper" and "Skimmer" lines of contragravity transports.
Not a formal supplier to the Space Forces, but contracted by numerous state guard and colonial ranger formations.
Played a major part in Kjorlan Uplift after the 1950s by establishing factories and employing natives.
Earned the ire of pre-Confederate authorities during the 1860s by distributing flying vehicles to numerous private buyers at increasingly low prices.
Almost collapsed in the 1870s and 1880s when the UCN implemented a prohibition on privately owned contragravity vehicles as well as punishing taxes and tariffs.
Played a major role in the Taxation Wars by shipping armed contragravity vehicles from the production lines (contracted by UCN military forces) to various anti-collectivist militias.
Helped to produce the Collectivist Exodus Fleet in 1899-1901.
Enjoyed massive popularity from the 1920s to the 1950s producing small cheap contragravity vehicles for th
Chapter 38 - The Black CityChapter 38 - The Black City8 hours ago in Short Stories More Like This
Game: Mass Effect, Dragon Age
Characters: Alistair, Kaidan Alenko, James Vega, Morrigan, Flemeth, Samantha Treynor, EDI, Anderson, Solas, Garrus, Leliana
Disclaimer: All characters are the property of Bioware.
Chapter Thirty Eight - The Black City
"Alistair!" My mind was still reeling with the feeling of my body crushed under the rubble, but that wasn't the cause of my panic. He left, he died, and he's not coming back...
"Shepard! Shepard, wake up!"
Blinking rapidly, I forced my consciousness to align with my limbs that were convulsing beyond my control. Sitting upright and wrapping his arms tightly around me, Kaidan rocked us both while pressing his lips to my ear. "Hey, you're safe. I've got you. You're okay."
My teeth chattered as I felt tears well up in the corners of my eyes, and I huddled my naked body against his chest until my convulsions tur
Faster-Than-Light TravelThe displacement drive is the primary FTL system, creating a stable bubble of warped space-time, allowing the ship to travel at superluminal velocities relative to the outside of the bubble.Faster-Than-Light Travel8 hours ago in Flash Fiction & Vignettes More Like This
A displacement drive is an expensive piece of hardware and a very power intensive one at that. Displacement drives come in two varieties: annular ring generators and folding pylon generators. Starships equipped with ring-type drives can reach higher speeds with less trouble, although the physical structure of the drive precludes most landings on planetary surfaces except within flooded "wet-docks". Pylon-type drives are not as efficient, but they are much more compact, and are preferable for starships which are supposed to be able to land on a planet.
Displacement drives reach a variety of superluminal speeds, but virtually all of them travel a light year within 10 to 1 days - the oldest Confed drives take 10 days while the most advanced and powerful drives possible can clear a light year in 1 day.
DERPDamn you physics!DERP8 hours ago in Flash Fiction & Vignettes More Like This
See I wanted to make a short story, I had it all planned out, something like 5-10 pages, and it was going to be the Confederacy's first contact with the Lumai.
Now the Lumai are photonic life forms, most of the time they zip around as light beams flying between the stars, but when they need to they can turn into hardlight.
And the idea was basically that the ship would pick up a strange transmission saying "attention mass being or beings, I am sorry for the intrusion but it would appear my gravitic senses indicate the course and speed of you or your vessel will intercept mine in several hours. Would you please kindly adjust your course so that I may pass safely".
Then the crew would argue and fight for a bit, cautious heads would prevail and they would alter their course, and they get another message just saying "thank you".
BUT OH MY GODS WHERE TO BEGIN WITH THE PROBLEMS
Okay so first off the Lumai are made of light right? So they travel at light speed. Just like a r
SpaceForce Diplomatic CorpsThe Diplomatic Corps is one of the less well known subsidiaries of the Confederated Space Forces, which is funny since the Diplomatic Corps is one of the most important branches.SpaceForce Diplomatic Corps8 hours ago in Flash Fiction & Vignettes More Like This
The phrase "Speak softly and carry a big stick" comes to mind - while the SpaceForce Active Fleet and Marine Corps are the big sticks, the Diplomatic Corps handles the speaking.
Since the Solar Confederacy is made up of many thousands of states and colonies, all with different cultures and customs and rules and norms, the Diplomatic Corps always has its hands full with either internal or external negotiations. The Diplomatic Corps ensures that SpaceForce elements dont line each other up in their gunsights and that Confederate colonies dont go to war with other Confederate colonies. The Diplomatic Corps also serves as the voice of the Solar Confederation when negotiating with other spacefaring civilisations.
The Diplomatic Corps operates its own starships, lightly armed, very fast, and outfitted for comfort, bu
Pov-HousesFree "pov houses" are available in every settlement with a population over 5000. "Pov houses" are designed with 10-20 rooms, housing 1-3 people each, and including food and water dispensers, refresher stations, and a limited supply of other goods.Pov-Houses9 hours ago in Flash Fiction & Vignettes More Like This
The purpose of "pov houses" is to ensure that people without a source of income can find refuge and support free of charge until they can find a source of income and proper accomodations. Most "pov houses" rely on the occupants for upkeep and maintanence, and recieve fairly little funding from government being dependent on voluntary charity. A number of mutual aid societies run their own "pov-houses", and have various rental contracts.
Public access ration dispensers are common throughout the colonies, using a prepackaged supply of foodstuffs designed for various dietary requirements. Ration packages include food, a few toiletries, a large bag of water, and a packet of fifteen tobacco cigarettes and five cannabis cigarettes.
Water fountains a
Ramjet Racing!Ramjet racing is a popular sport in the Confederacy, starting in the 1920s after the refinement of high efficiency ramjet engines. Combined with contragravitic technology the first application for this technology was in the development of high performance racing machines.Ramjet Racing!9 hours ago in Flash Fiction & Vignettes More Like This
Ramjet-racers are much faster than conventional aircars and are designed to make tighter turns and faster maneuvres.
Ramjet racing is popular on most Confederate worlds, with the Hypersonic Grand Prix being a most prestigious interplanetary sporting event. Tracks are marked by aerobuoys and often come close to the ground. Courses often use canyons and valleys and mountains to provide a level of complexity and risk to the race, and amateur pilots must travel slow or risk collision and injury or death.
By 1990 there are 28 officially recognised ramjet racecourses throughout the Trinity system, and by 2050 there were another 24 courses established on worlds outside the Trinity system, including the infamous Canyon City R
Weaponised NegamatterNegamatter flask warheads are rare, but they are the most powerful weapons used to date (okay, except for a 50-ton R-Bomb at 33.3%/c). They are only carried by the most advanced warships with Mass-AntiMass Annihilator (the "Big-Mama") reactors, where spare negamatter is funnelled through an electromagnetic pipe into the flask shortly before firing. These warheads can devestate continents and gut warships with a single hit, although they run hot making them as easily detected and intercepted as conventional atomics.Weaponised Negamatter9 hours ago in Flash Fiction & Vignettes More Like This
Negamatter technologies are strictly controlled, unlike atomic fission and fusion techs which are all widely available and popular.
Constructing atomic weapons requires a lot of time and energy and risks the life of whoever is making it unless they operate with strictly robotic apparatus. For this reason, construction and employment of atomic weapons is rarely done by non-military entities. A notable exception is the atom bomb mining operations in several colonial systems, a
The Battle of Arcadia Act 1-4: Dragons and ShadowsCHAPTER 2: A New Chapter part 1The Battle of Arcadia Act 1-4: Dragons and Shadows10 hours ago in Short Stories More Like This
-The violence subsided, the darkmen were vanquished, and the weary soldiers gravely wounded. The rescue team rushed for us, dragging our bodies into the gunship. We finally got the long waited rest, the rest that gave us more than comfort, I was fine. Asleep, alive, and well, in His hands. I could feel it. Bound for another adventure, a new chapter to begin with...
The large DSC-TRX ship transported us into safety. It was headed for a grand, structure. A base of some sort, a great towering building, with DSC-TRX initials, and dropships going to and fro. It was also a beacon of some sort. The Skyfinger. We've reached our destination.-
I wake up, tucked in a hospital bed. I find myself in the medbay. With my eyes focusing, I see a dark figure hanging over me. Them again? No. A human face looked at me with friendly eyes, A man. A TRX unit who just warmed up. A new recruit.
TRX Soldier: "A
Final First: 5th AccountFinal FirstFinal First: 5th Account10 hours ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
5th Account of Max & 4th Account Bird
Max was ready. Bird was ready. Everything was ready.
This was it, here and now. They were suited, sealed inside the age-old anatomical insulation with nothing but a helmet’s clear visor of glass as their last link to the universe outside. One of them felt nothing, the other felt something that would have been familiar to anyone: the sensation of torso muscles clenching and squeezing themselves while in reality they didn’t move at all. Fear, anxiety, tension, anticipation even, in his case. It could be called any of them.
They waited . . . until what they floated in wait for came.
“Depressurizing airlock.” The announcement reached them through their helmets, and short series of mechanical sounds followed before all the air that had surrounded them fled away from the room. With the air went what little looseness their suits had, the outermost layers expanding to their materials’ str
Unified Calysondean Nation - Pre-ConfederateThe Unified Calysondean Nation was one of the precursers to the Confederacy. Formed in 1824, this planetary government was primitive and unjust, with mandatory taxation, many prohibitions on personal armament, recreational and medicinal substances, untaxed labour and products, and even spaceflight. By the 1890s the UCN had become so authoritarian that even many collectivists woke up to the necessity of willing consent to be governed.Unified Calysondean Nation - Pre-Confederate11 hours ago in Flash Fiction & Vignettes More Like This
The bloody civil conflicts of the 1890s led to the formation of the Solar Confederacy, the abolition of the old authoritarian practices and the exodus of well over a million die hard collectivists and authoritarians to the Secundus system.
The new Confederacy composed many hundreds (later thousands) of small states and colonies. It would be defended by the Space Forces, answerable to local civil authorities, and funded by its own non-combat enterprises, as well as the Great Houses and voluntary donations.
The Confederacy was not by any means perfect. Howev