A Difference Of Belief Aftermath:Trinovan Space New Azirah: aboard the Sova Kol
King William sat in the captain's chair of the Sova Kol, his grand flagship, in orbit above the
planet of New Azirah in the Ancerious Galaxy. "Is everything ready?" He asked. The officials around
the bridge all nod to the communications officer, who turned to his king. "We are ready to begin
broadcast to all Trinovan colonies and the colonies of all Trinovan allies," The communications
officer replied. "Begin broadcast when ready," King William said, looking up to the Sova Kol's view screen
as the sensors begin rolling, the communications array began transmitting the live feed across
All over the Trinovan space its citizens stopped and looked up at screens and devices to see the face of their King. They listened intently to his words, for they would mark a new era for the kingdom of Trinova.
"This is King William, ruler of the Kingdom of Trinova. Approximately 48 hours ago, the Trinovan
outpost of Alacon was assaulted by
Obsessions, Ghosts, and DragonsToth had grown older, that much was certain, and he was a lonely man. Seven years in the Fade had seen him grow from a youngling hardly larger than the training blades to a taller and definitely more imposing individual. But he had grown to be a lonely man; for where he dwelt was not a lovable place. It was an endless plain, much like a desert at times, and other times tundra-esque. Quite literally, it stretched to infinity in all directions-a hardly hospitable place, covered with small scrub and no other life aside from the Sicarii’s lamasery. Despite the utter flatness of the place, there was almost no wind; just utter stillness and unnatural, unholy tranquility. It was never night, and never day-a perpetual dull groan whispered across this twilight landscape as what little wind there was whispered through the sand and shrubs. It sounded to Toth, who watched it patiently from his chamber window, like the voices of the dead, and it was this halfway place with its halfway winds,Obsessions, Ghosts, and Dragons1 year ago in Personal More Like This
Dark Rendezvous, Episode TwoI'm not scared of dyin'Dark Rendezvous, Episode Two1 year ago in Personal More Like This
And I don't really care
If it's peace you find in dyin'
Well then let the time be near
If it's peace you find in dyin'
When dyin' time is here
Just bundle up my coffin
'Cause it's cold way down there
--And When I Die, by Blood, Sweat And Tears
As I willed the mask to engage, I felt a certain sense of apprehension. Unlike Nagaetros’ brain (which was closer to the size of a kitchen appliance than a grapefruit), the Sanctioned was human…more or less. Mental cohabitation damages neural connections, and for humanoid mammals that begins to become problematic after ninety seconds or so, assuming you’re not in there to do harm. With Nageotros, the whole affair had been over in no more than five minutes.
I would have a very short window in there, I thought tiredly, if her mind was anything like normal. Then again, as her reputation went, she might not be all too entirely normal herself. She lived a very private life, in a very private place, an
Devil's AdvocatePlease allow me to introduce myselfDevil's Advocate1 year ago in Personal More Like This
I’m a (wo)man of wealth, and taste.
--The Rolling Stones, “Sympathy For The Devil”
The times around the point at which Shaw Haust became known to the Ascendancy were troubling ones, regardless for whose side your loyalty lay with. If you were a calveran, a demon, if you prefer the more antiquated term, you’d shortly be realizing that your world was falling apart, as many of your peers were in the more literal sense of the phrase. If you were in the Union, there were whispers in the dark of unrest with the Nakai; if you were Nakai, there were rumours that the Editors were moving in the night. The Immortal Empire was in the first stages of a terrible war, and terrorist organizations among the Infinite Empire of the Spartans would shortly be making some increasingly visibly demonstrations of their power. The Sicarii knew something was out there in that dark abyss, and they searched for it with expectations not to be
Ruins and NamesShe unbuttoned her sleeve once the door had closed with a dull groan behind her, and as her fingers nimbly rolled the sleeve to her shoulder, she glanced over the motifs carved into the walls again. How far back, she wondered thoughtfully as she reached out and ran her fingers along the carvings again…how far back? She pinched some of the sand and dust out of one of the cracks and sniffed it tentatively, before rubbing it again through her fingers and letting it drift towards the floor.Ruins and Names1 year ago in Personal More Like This
Her enclosed arm was enshrouded in a temporal hex gauntlet; not only was it far beyond the present day temporal tech of her people (and that was truly saying something) but she had made it herself. It extended from her wrist up to the skin right before her elbow; at the wrist and elbow were two thin bands with blue eminations bleeding out as they opened and began spooling to power. Between these two bands was a series of overlapping metal plates, which were now beginning to loosen and spin slowly
Dark Rendezvous: AftermathThe skirmish was over. The flames of the small but impressively furious struggle between the forces of the Cultists and the troops of the SSC and the USK having burned themselves out in the hour after they began. In doing they left behind a landscape that was fittingly enough, considering their location: a graveyard of the dead and dying.Dark Rendezvous: Aftermath1 year ago in Personal More Like This
Crashed shuttles smoldered in trenches they had torn through the well tended ground; suits of power armor, their metal rented or sliced cleanly through by the forces they fought lay sprawled over broken graves and the chewed up dirt of the fields outside of the cemetery’s gates. The coffin itself a molten ruin, its edges still glowing faintly in the Partially incinerated hull of the shuttle the cultists of Naga had attempted to flee with before a well aimed shot from the SSC prevented them from making off with that which was too valuable to allow to be lost to hostiles. The Cultists themselves were gone, either dead or taken off running after th
Dark Rendezvous, Episode OneIt don't matter where you bury meDark Rendezvous, Episode One1 year ago in Personal More Like This
I'll be home and I'll be free
It don't matter where I lay
All my tears be washed away
--All My Tears, by Julie Miller (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_YzreoXax1A&feature=share&listL1F9B77B810BFA62D)
The hunt had been going on for a while now, Nagaetros still hadn’t shown signs of recovery and his loyal servants, the hounds, and shadowbreed, the very shadows themselves were getting restless. They wanted their master back. They wanted to capture the thief and make her suffer, but this seemed to be against their master’s wishes. He wanted her alive for reasons known only to him; all they could do was follow his wishes as best they could.
Music filled the halls of Naga’s lair as Echo made his way through them. He was almost dancing from the combination of excitement and the music he created with his powers. The grey sound drake knew tonight there would be another attempt to “capture” the thief of Nagaetros’ wil
Playing GodsI didn’t rush off to meet Nagaetros after his name was revealed to me, for while studying Shaw Haust is a driving passion, I had responsibilities elsewhere. I watch the futures develop with keen interest, and I inquire into fates and possibilities with zealous enthusiasm.Playing Gods1 year ago in Personal More Like This
Imagine, if you will, the roots of a great tree. You, and for the present at least, I too, reside at that point where trunk meets soil and from there, the roots begin. They spread out and divide in a seemingly haphazard fashion, but this chaotic nature is illusory. Like water, the roots take the paths of least resistance. They will grow around denser bodies, and towards richer soils, and they will be stunted should they reach stone or void beneath them. You can map a tree’s roots without seeing the soil they pass through, and by all those tiny convolutions in the roots, it’s possible to understand the nature of the stuff it grows through.
I confess that this is a poor analogy, but it describes the pr
The GapsMuch as the Victorians would never have envisioned the coming of the Martians, none outside of the Timecasters had any notion of what was impending; and the Flux knew this. They planned accordingly, for this was a war of proxies. In their eyes, they imagined that the Temporians were much as they were; a parasite, a symbiote attached to a larger entity. So as the Immortal Empire hosted the Ascendancy, the logic went, so worked the Temporians through the Dark City Imperium. In their eyes, this was akin to a brush war, though a brush war that was rapidly escalating into something else. With their name spreading in the galactic far east, the Ascendancy felt an increasing calling to a more compelling sort of action; it was only through the petitions of Dassus, who himself was urged on by the hopes and fears of the Union of World’s emperor, that had prevented Dorin from conducting a suicidal charge of extermination across an unaware galaxy.The Gaps10 months ago in Personal More Like This
With Dorin’s—oh. Apologies. You h
Risk and ProbabilityShaw strode into Lord Naga’s court with a stiff pace. He was a busy man with many thoughts, but at present, he was curious.Risk and Probability1 year ago in Personal More Like This
“My lord, is there something wrong?” He called out as he came into sight of the throne. “I could not help but take notice in notice of your pets rush to get back to you.”
Naga was not on his throne, much to his disappointment. It was his singing minion.
“It’ about time you showed up.” Echo grumbled, shooting a glare at the timecaster.
Shaw scowled in reply. “Your’e hardly anyone to tell me about time Echo... where's Naga?
Impishly, Echo sprawled himself over the throne with a disdainful look. “The boss isn’t feeling too good.” He spouted nonchalantly. “He's actin like he's on his death bed. Been calling everyone in all day, somthin big is goin’ on.”
Shaw slowed for a moment, that curiosity holding sway. “And what,” he asked slowly, “prey tell, is going
The HuntedThe woods are lovely, dark, and deep,The Hunted1 year ago in Personal More Like This
But I have promises to keep,
And miles to go before I sleep,
And miles to go before I sleep.
-Robert Frost, Stopping By The Woods on a Snowy Evening
One convenient thing remained: my pursuers moved by night. At the time, I wondered if this was simply for the sake of keeping me alive, or if it was truly a restriction on their part. That being said, if it was only a restriction, it was one that they kept quite strictly to. They moved only by night. I had the daylight hours to recover and prepare for what came with sundown. Then I would run and fight, and run. There was much running then.
However they were tracking me wasn’t my timeline. It was purely impossible, but I was being tracked regardless. There were places I could go, yes. I had many, many places to run. But as long as I was running, my effectiveness in pursuing the facts and figures of my quarry’s life would be dramatically reduced. This was probably his goal, in a sense
When Into The AbyssThe silence broke with the sound of footsteps. Out of the dark, a figure began to appear before me, walking across the darkness as though there was ground to walk on beneath his feet. The figure began to take form the closer it got to her. The first thing I noticed was that it looked human, like a tall, thin human in a black business suit and a bright red necktie, but then the light fell upon its head, and I recognized it. Instead of a human head, Naga's head took it's place. The sight made her think of a modern Egyptian god.When Into The Abyss1 year ago in Personal More Like This
"You invaded my mind..." Naga said, the sound not coming from his avatar but from the bald woman's own thoughts."You attempted blackmail me through threat of physical pain..." Naga's manifestation stops a few feet from where the bald woman stands in his mind. "...and you dare to go through my memories and read my thoughts." His avatar gave the bald woman a wicked grin. "This is going to be fun."
Outside of Naga's mind, in the physical world, the mighty draconian s
The GFA Universe "Updated."As Soundwave said before, A Good Space Scenario Need a Good Deal of Organization. So heres the updated List of Galaxies and Locations in the GFA universe. Note that locations "Planets, Stations, outposts... Etc." will be listed under the Galaxies that they are located in, Or. in the case of some select locations, they will be listed under the void if they are situated between Galaxies.The GFA Universe "Updated."2 years ago in Personal More Like This
THE MILKY WAY GALAXY "GFA Powers (Various)"
-Solar system: (GFA Center System)
-Mercury: (Orbital Military zone) "Normania"
-Venus: (Prison/Factory Planet) "Tenebrae"
-Earth's Moon: (Lunar Colony/Transport Hub) "Normania"
-Mars: (Factory planet) "Koressa"
-Titan "Moon": (Colony/Military/Mining outpost) "Tenebrae"
-Eris: (Way-Station/Transport hub/ Aurora cannon/Union Security Planet) "Tenebrae/Union"
-Costellon: (Capital Planet)
-Atlantis: (Capital/Military Planet)
-The Exion System: ( City Planets/Trading/Military Colonies/Way-stations) "Tenebrae Imperium"
MachinationsIt shimmered. It all shimmered.Machinations9 months ago in Personal More Like This
From a few hundred feet away, we would have been nearly invisible I think, to the naked eye at least. Invisible for me is probably a bit different than invisible for you, but I use a simple definition for your sake here. After all, to be truly unperceived is almost akin to not being; it takes an awful lot of practice to not be, you know, and I like to think I've had my fair share of practice. But from a few hundred feet away, I doubt you could have seen me, for the thermals distorted the air and the light that past through it warped and warbled under the mortal gaze of three vast and foreboding red suns.
Perhaps, some many miles away, the mirage might have shown you the strange scene. Had you seen it, I doubt your sanity would have been coherent enough to appreciate the surrealist scene before you; where I was was almost six hundred miles from the nearest outpost of humanity. I like these remote worlds, you know; these dying footholds, these dry bones co
Gabriel's TrumpetI didn’t feel well after Nagaetros. In a sense, I’m still not feeling well now. It was two weeks after I left those tribals who’d taken care of me after our battle, yet even though I could walk and move without too much difficulty by that point, I was not so much better as simply good. There were aches and pains in my bones, and in my heart I could feel it too. The weight of memories is a heavy thing, and I carried a great many with me now.Gabriel's Trumpet1 year ago in Personal More Like This
I came to this place looking for a quiet spot to rest while I thought. I had many painful memories to sift through, and while I found myself staring hungrily out into the scrubland surrounding the boarding house I was calling home now, there were things to learn. Nagaetros had deposited much of his past into my memory, and as I gradually came to understand a few of them, I realized I wasn’t the only soul following Shaw Haust through so many dark times. Nagaetros called him Chassovo, and at that moment, I realized the na
Welcome to my World - With Emperor MyricHey there,Welcome to my World - With Emperor Myric3 months ago in Personal More Like This
We thought it was high time you learnt about some of the great game worlds we hope to bring you on the MMO Lab platform. An MMO is only as good as the world it's set in. If we can't offer you a world you want to explore, a world you want to experience and a world you want to leave your mark on; then we're not doing our jobs.
And what better way to hear about these incredible worlds than in their creator's own words?
For the first post in our series Emperor Myric invites you to journey amongst unknown stars to the war-torn reaches of the Ancerious Galaxy.
“The days where the Ancerious Galaxy scintillated with primordial, mysterious forms of life and majestic civilization now echo only in legend and hidden runes. After the reality-shattering Theomachy, the galaxy and its unlimited riches have stood still for countless and silent eons.
But now the silence has been broken: the galaxy calls. Drawn in by the mysterious appearance of wormhole gates within their territory l
ScarsThe eye patch was part of what threw him off; that, as well as the visceral scarring that covered most of his assailant's face. But the calmness that emanated from the single eye right before the fist connected with his nose; it was so opposite of the force that went behind the punch that, even as he slammed into the metal cryostasis tube, he still suspected he was being attacked by two people.Scars2 years ago in Personal More Like This
The force of the punch knocked him back up against the cryostasis chamber, which was shooting out short bursts of white gas as it began the unthawing process. He was seeing stars at this point, but as a man who'd fought wars across half a millenia of time, he knew instinctually that no one-especially no one capable of delivering a punch with that much force-would simply punch and step back; so based purely on instinct, he rolled to his left, twisting along the cold surface of the cryostasis tube as the second blow landed right where his head had been the very instant before that. He was counting
Fear's Rising Pt.2When Shaw opened his eyes once more he was met by Naga's gaze. Just as cold and uncaring as before. Shaw was leaned against one of the frozen columns that lined the chamber. The sound of screaming no longer filled the room, all was silent.Fear's Rising Pt.21 year ago in Personal More Like This
“Welcome back to the land of the living, Shaw. Sleep well?" the draconian asked.
“I assume so, you were out cold for 3 hours."
Shaw scowled at the draconian as he slowly at up. Rubbing his forehead with a clawed hand. "Best Rest I’ve had in years" He Responded, the sarcasm practically dripping from his voice. "Aside from the mind numbing Nightmares... What was that Naga?" He said as he got slowly to his feet. Rubbing his head and feeling where the Shard Naga had given him had fused to his skull. "And where are the others?"
“That was a test. One that you...’passed’...with my help, of course. The others have been moved ahead, like you, they have also passed and wait for us in the throne room." Naga replied, ignoring
Fear's Rising Pt. 4Gasping, Shaw felt himself being released from Phobos grasp and into the hand of Naga’s true form. Worn out from his attack on the Draconian of fear, but none the less relieved to be free from the Feeding that the Red drake had performed on him. Slowly he got to his Knees, resting his weight on his hands, his shoulders shaking as he breathed in short pants.Fear's Rising Pt. 411 months ago in Personal More Like This
Naga had leveled out his claw to allow Shaw to balance.
"I suppose this is for the best anyway, Nagaetros. The least I could do for this ‘charity’ that you have given me." Phobos said as he turned his attention to jester's corpse. "I see you used that traitor to free me..."
"I thought you would enjoy the irony, Phobos. Just as I thought you would enjoy this-" Naga turned phobos to where the cultists had gathered in a line, their hands placed over their hearts in loyalty. "The makings of your new court. They have sampled your power, brother, and have sworn their loyalty to serve you however you wish at my demand. Th
Ghosts of OrasieGhosts of OrasieGhosts of Orasie1 year ago in Personal More Like This
The sunlight glared into the prestine and serene bridge as a clad fully armored warrior broke the unnatural silence with a gracefull walk onto the command holo field, the lights blazed on while the warriors fingers began gliding through the glowing holo field which surrounded him.
'Destination to Orasie Comfirmed'
A voice echoed out through the seemingly empty bridge
'Whats the brief?'
Inquired another warrior that appeared out of darkness which never existed.
The warrior that's surrounded by fluorescent lights turned around and shared a glance with the questioning warrior.
'We have reports of a union scouting team going missing on Orasie, it's our job to find them and eliminate any threats'
'Isnt this a job for the union itself Drogo?' Inquired the shadowed warrior.
'It would be if their rescue efforts have not been mysteriously vanishing Eddard' deftly replied Drogo
'The flux?' Inquired a new body in the now brightly lit bridge
'We are not sure, every-tim
Heaven's Treasures, Episode 1Introduction by the author:Heaven's Treasures, Episode 12 years ago in Personal More Like This
I intend to write a series of episodes building up to a particular event I’ve been planning for a considerable while with the Flux Ascendancy. In their own way, these stories will be a tribute to the serials, quests, and Westerns which I’ve always been inspired by. Expect a good many guest characters, intrigue by the bucketload, cliffhangers, detours, and twists and turns. Have fun, and please do comment as much as you feel inclined to.
Rigby’s Bar, Tau Epsilon VII
Ellen Koller was not her father’s daughter, not ever since he left the last time. The last time. She hated words like that.
“Thanks for the tip!” She cried out over the counter as the bar’s last patron left. It was a measly three credits, but she forced a smile as she slipped it into her apron. She didn’t take the time to think about how miserably small her life was. Not now. That came later. First she had to clear the bar and wash the c
Beginnings of the Future Part 3:Union High command Orbital: Mirach system: Union spaceBeginnings of the Future Part 3:9 months ago in Personal More Like This
Hargun after finishing his speech watched as the various delegates were led towards their respective seats, a holo tag appearing when they sat down to show who they were and their positions. Hargun also made his way to sit down with Lydia and Volkus at either side of him. He waited until the bustling and moving was finished and his eyes swept around each of the delegates "So gentlemen. We shall begin. Now... for the first on our agenda... I think we can all safely assume is one thing... The war" Hargun said looking at the Tenebrae and IE representative. Would the two of you kindly put forward your sides?"
Xtopher tilted his head thoughtfully, the calvaras glassy lens like eyes catching the light of the room as he turned his focus towards hargun, the other tenebrean diplomats sitting, largely stern faced in their seats. The raudonian male named aldarian sneaking looks at the teruvian known as Victoria sitting with the coalit
Among the rolling hills, Part 2And so there deneb was, in his plum suit. Hands together on the table as he calmly looked about the others in the room. Emotionless slightly glowing green eyes with red glowing slits studying each of the other representatives." So, shall we... get to it then? The universe is un caring of timelines, and rolls forward weither you are on board and ready or not. Aswell. I would like some tea please, earl grey. "he says the last part as he glances back to the nearest server.Among the rolling hills, Part 24 days ago in Personal More Like This
Wryante sat back in the unexpectedly soft sofa that had been set out along with the others in the room for the diplomats. looking out the open window appreciably. although he knew that it might be a potential security hazard, it was still a gesture that he appreciated, to feel and smell the air coming off the fields eased his thoughts as he looked at the other diplomats, his slightly sunken eyes regarding them. "i suppose that we shall." He said after a moment after hearing the reptilian speak, only partially aware of w
Fear's Rising Pt.1Shaw idled as he watched the hands of his Pocket watch Tick away in their odd movements, counting down the hours in Reverse for several moments before shifting to forward movements once more in erratic intervals. He sat, resting his weight somewhat on his tail in his drake form. Pausing every now and then to look up at the ceiling of the chamber of Naga’s palace that he was in. it was always an interesting experience to Visit the place, as it brought a sense of Familiarity to the comfortable confines of the interior of his own palace like ship. Hidden far from the prying eyes of the other Races abilities in Ancerious. Including the increasingly prying eyes of the flux. Presently he scowled, putting away the Golden watch within the folds of his dark great coat. Turning his armored and horned head to look at the group of cultists idling about in the Chamber. Some of them wandering the room or down on the ground. Praying to the Draconian of darkness with their odd chants and movemenFear's Rising Pt.11 year ago in Personal More Like This
True Intentions Pt. 2Helios led the group through the large door that opened on its own into a massive, brightly lit hallway full of more large doors with intricate details and designs carved into each one, each depicting scenes from inside the palace so realistic they seemed to move and hinting at the contents of the room they closed off.True Intentions Pt. 21 year ago in Personal More Like This
“Well, trade of materials and devices to start. Our world has many unique and special resources we are willing to trade for certain objects on the other side." Helios replied as he walked through the hall.
"Materials and Devices We can do... We may not have as many Unique Resources as the people of your world. We have to refine them ourselves from worlds We Harvest. But in terms of Devices and Technological systems and Machinery. That entirely possible." Xtopher said as they went down the hall, turning his head slightly to look at the Bas Reliefs that adorned them. "Impressive Carvings." He said. "The Details are well rendered..."
One of the figures on the door Xto