Stories of the Republic : The Red Serpent ProlougeStories of the Republic : The Red Serpent ProlougeStories of the Republic : The Red Serpent Prolouge in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
There is a powerful human empire that spread throughout the stars known as the Interstellar Republic of Singapore. They have currently held millions of planets under their rule and all credits could be said to have been gone to their unstoppable war machine which is the Military itself. The Military have protected countless number of citizens from foreign invasion by aliens or enemies from within for nearly century and this limitless acheivements can be credited to their fleets of determined and patriotic troops that dedicate their service to protect the people and the Republic's interest.
It is now 2097. There is now a threat known as the Red Serpent Faction. This faction is bent on using terrorism to overthrow the Republic and establish a communist rule in the universe. However due to their failure in beating the superior firepower and tactics o
Emperor Target Bio and InfomationName: Target Bin Abdul MananEmperor Target Bio and Infomation in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
Age: 98 as of 2097
Birth date: 1st October 1999
Birth place: Singapore
Current location: Probably in his house in Domeshield, Skycity
Relationship: Huang Jia Li (wife), Nikolai and Gabriel (kids)
Height: 1.75m tall
Powers: Shapeshifting powers, the ability to generate and control most types of energy and use powers of fire, wind and electricity, as well as some forms of Plasma. He also can transform himself into a powerful energy incarnate entity dubbed as 'Icarus Mode'. Target is also the Singapore reincarnated and possess an indirect link to the Singapore Spirit and gain access to powers and spells requiring Soul Essence. In Armageddon Form however, he gains access to larger and more deadly weapons, such as the Executioner sword.
Status: Emperor of the TDF Empire and one of the Core leaders in the Coalition of Empires.
Hair colour and eye colour: Black and red respectively
Titles/nicknames: My Lord, Sir, Eternal Emperor, Genocidal Asshole/Bastard
The Struggle: Haron Chapter 1Chapter 1: The 67th RegimentThe Struggle: Haron Chapter 1 in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
"Hotel Four-six, this is Dragon Nine-one requesting permission to land for drop-off of troops. Over," the transport's radio crackled as the pilot requests the permission to land.
"Roger that umm..Dragon Nine-one. Landing Pad One is open. Over,"
The transport hovered over the landing and slowly descended, eventually landing on the concrete ground of the pad. The door flew open, revealing five soldiers who jumped out with their gear and rifles in standard infantry armor. Once the transport unloaded all its passenger, the pilot gave a thumbs up to the group and his bird rose and flew into the distance, probably back to base or picking up more soldiers to and fro the battlefield. Private Daniel, a young soldier in his 30s and a fresh soldier out of boot camp, put on his helmet and surveyed his surroundings. Soldiers like himself ran about, getting into transports to be sh
Nagron Bio (Enemy)Nagrons:Nagron Bio (Enemy) in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
The term 'Nagron' applies to any cybernetic lifeform created by Nagei, the corrupt Mystican that caused the most extinction of his kind, be it the Primabots, Cerebus, Warriors and so on and on. They're generally dangerous in war because their bodies can regenerate in the presence of electricity-like energy and can be resurrected by a Nagron Lord, the leader of an Nagron army and only recieves his commands from an Avatar ( an energy incarnate like Nagei and Sukhai)that is assigned to it, and this can prove to troops that are surrounded by corpses of Nagrons. Nagrons are somewhat sentient though their minds are programmed to immediately serve their Nagron Lords and the Avatars. The Nagrons was defeated by the Mysticans and tehir corpses were dumped on ice worlds where a Absorber Gate constantly absorbed energy to make sure that the Nagrons were not activated. Part of them awoke in the Sigm
Timeline part 5 Nagron WarTimeline part 5 Nagron War in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
2086: The sheer number and strength of the Nagron attack exhausts TDF and the Anomaly Linear Planets fall one by one. TDF and Kroot forces regroup and establishes rigid defences in the 2nd Outer Rim.
2086 November: Anomaly Linear falls. Super Soldeir Arcadian Simirez and his squad known as the Devils Trio stayed behind to fend off the Nagrons from destroying the retreating TDF and Kroot forces.
2087: TDF employs a prototype anti-energy weapon that can absorb electrical-like energy in a targeted area. Many Nagrons were deactivated and destroyed in the end but at the cost of many soldiers.
2088: The defending TDF forces in the 2nd Outer Rim bravely stood their ground against the Nagron invasions. The war between the two sides gets more furious and chaotic and more and more soldiers died trying to evacuate and defend their land from the souless automatons.
2089: The 2nd Outer Rim begins to fall. TDF forces in the Outer Rim sets up an Orbital Ring to counter and deter any Nagron attack. Th
timeline part 3 The Start of the Golden Eratimeline part 3 The Start of the Golden Era in Profiles More Like This
2051: TDF continues its space program and more planets out of the sol system were terraformed and transformed into human colonies. For security and efficency reasons, TDF began developing interstellar communication networks via a network of satelites where infomation can be shared between Africa and its space colonies. When the world finally discovers TDF's successes in interstellar travel, they demanded that the technology for FTL travel to be handed over and shared and when TDF refuses to do so, the rest of the world started a new space race and tried to develop their own spaceships, giving corparations a chance to make a lot of money. The attempts to steal TDF technology have risen and over and over again, the spies and intruders were publicly executed and Target complains about the waste of ammo and time spent on executing the tresspassers. The world further falls into outrage when Singapore, inferiorly viewed as a island country with not much significance, was chosen as a ground f
Timeline part 1Timeline part 1 in Profiles More Like This
1999: Target was born in Singapore.
2021: Target graduates from university and joins a defence company known as Singapore Technological Kinectics or ST Kinectics as a Weapon Designer.
2023: Target proves to be a genuis in the field of weapon designs and was recruited by the Ministry of Defence to join a special group of military scientists under a secretive MinDef (Ministry of Defence) organisation designated as MD-1 that somewhats lends its services to the U.N.
2024: The Anti-Terrorist Organisation or A.T.O was formed by the U.N as a semi independent international military force with the mandate to deter the troubling Taliban and other middle eastern warlords in the Middle East. Target and some other military scientists of MD-1 were hand picked to join the newly formed A.T.O. The hand picked candidates were given short but effective elite training and were deployed to Afghanistan after the 5 month trainings. Target served as a combat engineer and was responsible for mantaining and inv
TDF Empire infoTDF Empire info in Profiles More Like This
Des: The TDF Empire is a large interstellar empire originated from Universe 56. It is the core member of the Coalition of Empires (COE) and is the primary defending force of Universe 56. The military of the TDF is known to be numerous in firepower, whether through small amounts of elite forces or large groups of armor bombarding the warzone. Nevertheless, the TDF is also famous of its willingness to commit atrocities against civillian bodies of its enemies.
DATE OF FOUNDING: 2030
MAJORITY SPECIES: Humans and the Kroots
CULTURE: A variety of cultures exists (but not malaysian culture, we consider it heretical) and racial harmony is encouraged as a tradition practised by Singapore since 1965
Official Name: Target Defence Forces of the Singaporean Dominion
Short Name: TDF Empire
FLAG: above and the Singaporean Flag
MOTTO: To Live Is To Serve (Zhit Budet Fuzhits)
ANTHEM: Majulah Singapura (Song here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WARus-uijeo&feature=topics)
CAPITAL: Singaporean-African Sk
Autarchess Michelle BioName: Huang Jia Li, MichelleAutarchess Michelle Bio in Profiles More Like This
Age: 101 as of 2100
Birth date: 5th September 1999
Birth place: Tampines, Singapore
Current Residence: Primus Research and Development Laboratory located in Sector 4, District 2, Domeshield region. Primus is also known as the Watchtower Mansion.
Relationship: Ayman Bin Abdul Rahman (Husband)
Parents: Huang Chaoxiang (Father, deceased), Huang (Formerly Zhang) Chu Hua (Mother, deceased)
Sons/Daughters: Gabriel Bin Ayman and Nikolai Bin Ayman.
Appearance: Young and pretty woman with Chinese features. Has purple eyes and waist-length black hair. Always dressed in a red stylish military uniform with white trims for work and formal events. When not at work or in battle she wear simple casual clothing.
Powers: Her powers are separated into two catergories respective to her two different transformations.
LUCIFER Mutant Powers include biological shapeshifting, super speed, super strength, superhuman agility and reflexes
Sol System of the IRS UniverseSol System of the IRS UniverseSol System of the IRS Universe in Settings More Like This
Sun: The primary source of light and heat of the Sol System. Thanks to new technologies, research stations and ships can be deployed near the Sun without much harm and can safely study the Sun and its processes for future research. These stations and ships also harness the intense solar energies of the Sun to sustain power and crops. No civilian settlements are constructed near the Sun.
Mercury: Mercury is the IRS's playground for the the research, development, testing as well as construction of powerful weapons of mass destruction such as nukes and other planet-scorching devices. The surface is occasionally littered with testing sites charred by previous detonations while under Mercury's surface is a large assembly line churning out the very weapons of doom. Docking stations, orbital elevators, defence stations and patrolling military vessels guard Mercury from unauthorized personnel and foreign intruders. No civilian
Echoes of 2052What was and could never have been, the days unfolded with time it self finally reasserting the divergence created by just a few madmen who's minds were altered forever with contact with that which no mere mortal should ever see. Not unlike a piece of fabric with a critical thread pulled upon time it self briefly unraveled leaving a universe that was forever changed by the mere act of assassination. The future ceased, lives never came into being and an entire empire vanished while others now unchecked flourished and become either beneficial or malignant in the most unnatural ways. The most obvious ramification of the Anarch's actions are seen clearly in those of Earth with the assassination of critical thinkers, leaders, organizers, and great minds alike fell to their insanity. At the same time humanities greatest conflict to date; world war one stretched on for forty years. Two thirds of the world's population died in the chaotic melee that was to some the prophesied end times. The moEchoes of 2052 in Short Stories More Like This
Application for AnceriousName: SSC, (Sciastenos Centum)Application for Ancerious in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
Date of Founding: December 20th 1465 unofficial, April 12th 1917 official.
Majority Species: Human
Flag: Not applicable, however most SSC equipment does have a simplistic insignia as seen here in this image, expect a better version soon:
Motto: Not Applicable.
Anthem: Not Applicable.
Capitol: The Labyrinth.
Major Cities: Atreus, Harnett, Port Aries(mars), Port Triton (Neptune), TOW Outpost (North Pole region).
Largest City: Atreus
Official Language: Atrian Latin.
Primary: Atrean Latin (primary)
Secondary: Aneoan, English, French, German, Italian, Spanish, and a select handful of African regional languages.
Form of Government: Social Democracy
how its run:
A social democracy is a system of government where the citizens have a great deal of control over the actions of the government either by direct means (voting, protest or other legal
Snapshot Season II Episode One Snapshot: Optronic SystemsSnapshot Season II Episode One in Short Stories More Like This
[Season II, Episode One]
The profile of a ship is more than just its weapons or appearance. In today’s episode of snap shot we are going to take a look at the vaunted optronics systems used aboard our warships. Optronics is a short hand term for Optical Electronics which are advanced digital equipment that instead of electromagnetic switches utilizes photonics to simulate the same signals. The original system was first demonstrated in the 1840’s by Daniel Colladon and Jacques Babinet. Some twelve years later John Tyndall would also demonstrate a very basic form of what we now refer to as Optronics. But modern system that we use today was demonstrated in 1982 by Colonel Alexander Hildebrand. Hindebrand initially theorized that if there was a conductive medium through which light could travel of comparable economy to conventional copper wires and fiber-optic cables that one could bring computing power of a system up by the twelfth pow
The Strands of the Merciful“It is in war that we the combatants do pray for an enemy who is both civil and merciful. Barring that we at least heed this and live by it. Distress is distress, and it our belief in the balance of things that by aiding those in suffering some day perhaps the favor will be returned. If not then it matters little, we still have done our part to purge in some part the infection on all sentience known as pain.” – SSC’s Military Medical Corps MottoThe Strands of the Merciful in Short Stories More Like This
01:59 Hours: Indeterminate positions in Ambrosius Sector
The stricken vessel lay at an angle her crew no doubt inside struggling to get their ruined vessel to do something. The ship had lay here amidst a graveyard of its comrades and other vessels for hours at the least and longer at the most. The area was itself a tribute to the terrifying exchange passed across the consuming vastness of space. Two great empires locked in bloody combat with little thought of quarter given no doubt as the severity of
A Galactic Interlude #3And there you are in a living room, it could be any living room but you’re rather sure it’s yours. You sit down on the sofa because it seems to be the right thing to do and before you know it you are hitting the power button for the remote control the first image on the screen is that of Necrosis apparently digging out in a cemetery cackling with glee! Off to the side two guys standing on a small sort of stage with guitars strum a few notes look at each other and the one on the left comments first.A Galactic Interlude #3 in Short Stories More Like This
“Johnson how happy are folks who switched to Glasco Insurance?”
“Happier then Necrosis working as an undertaker!”
The image cuts to a picture of Admiral Dorin wandering about her office as she’s preparing to wage war on something or other and bumbling about. Moments later the sound of an old school phone ringing can be heard and on her desk sits a phone that seems to not be plugged into anything. It takes her moment has she pushes a few books
A modest proposal for the longevity of Ancerious1. Limited GalaxyA modest proposal for the longevity of Ancerious in Editorial More Like This
As of the effective start date of this agreement the galaxy is hereby limited to its own physical boundaries with the inclusion of a galactic boundary that absolutely prevents inter-galactic travel. There will be no way to circumvent or overcome this effect, what you have within the ancerious galaxy currently is all you get unless you produce more within the existing confines of the galaxy.
2. Boundaries of Reality
The ancerious role play will now only focuses on the ancerious galaxy itself with no communication, transportation or connection to alternate realities, timelines or parallel universes of any shape or sort. Players may arrive in the ancerious galaxy with an initial force declaration within an agreed upon numerical limitation but they may not receive communications, aid or reinforcement from locations outside of the aforementioned boundaries of the ancerious reality. In short, you can check in, but you cannot check out.
3. The Ef
Snapshot: The Saurian/ Sauren KingdomSpecies: Saurian KingdomSnapshot: The Saurian/ Sauren Kingdom in Short Stories More Like This
Home Region : Currently undetermined, may be from outside the galaxy.
Surprisingly most of what we have for you today in this episode of snapshot seems to come from a very specific bureau within the government. More so, it reflects a serious change in how we think of earth’s history. So if you are ready in today’s episode we will be talking about the Saurian Kingdom. Maker sure all you out there in TV land are sitting down because we’re about to blow your mind!
The Saurian Kingdom is one of those interesting and yet unsettling species that have been found to possibly have further interest in earth. We know of them from the brief encounter near the Intybus sector in which one of the great star travel catastrophes occurred when the destroyer escorts for one of our Umbra class battlecruisers were lost due to design defects. That not withstanding our warship encountered fo
Snapshot: The Therion MinarchySpecies: Therion MinarchySnapshot: The Therion Minarchy in Short Stories More Like This
Home Region : Currently undetermined, may be from outside the galaxy.
It all began in a flash on January 2nd 2015, when the Therion vessel plummeted through the night sky towards the green fields of the Falkland Islands. We may never know what caused the craft to crash however its arrival changed the balance of power on earth. The survivors now stranded on a planet they saw as backwater began to work with the locals before the SSC made its way to the island. The incident was covered up as a crashed Soviet missile launch to the media and quarantine crews and our military made landings. Little did we know this incursion was not like the others, the Therions were nothing like the last extraterrestrials to land, in fact within the six weeks it took to get personnel to the island, the Therions had already set about improving the lot of the locals…elsewhere the Soviets fumed and plans were set in motion.
Biology and C
Rothera Weekly Headlines======================================Rothera Weekly Headlines in Short Stories More Like This
| Transmission Date: 04-04-2053 |
| Transmission Time: 07:41:00 hours |
| Transmission Source: 0001-212 |
SSC Delegates make first appearance at United Nations.
We at Rothera Weekly have some breaking news. We are sorry to interrupt your normal scheduled programming but this was too important to wait until our normal 10 am broadcast. It has come to our attention through our affiliates in New York that for the first time the SSC and its allies addressed the members of the United Nations. The session occurred under the condition of it being closed to the press for the time being however our sources indicate that it is highly probable these are talks about a non-aggression and aid agreements to help the battered European allied nations as well as the damaged gulf regions of both North and Central America.
Rothera Weekly Headlines=====================================Rothera Weekly Headlines in Short Stories More Like This
| Transmission Date: 02-21-2053 |
| Transmission Time: 13:33:09 hours |
| Transmission Source: FIQQ-1ZZ |
Soviets Driven out of the Falklands
The news broadcast opened with the image of a reporter standing in front of the ruins of a building. The surrounding neighborhood was equally destroyed as the remains of houses, buildings and other structures lay ruined or utterly annihilated. The once pristine cobblestone streets of Stanley were cratered in some places and in others the stones stuck upward, shattered by errant gunfire. Amidst all this stood a reporter with his back to the once proudest structure in town, the ruins of town hall.
“Intense fighting has occurred over the last two months as part of an SSC campaign to liberate the Soviet Occupied Falkland islands. Many have been lost in the fighting between the super powers, and none have suffered m
Ashes of the StarsAshes of the Stars in Flash Fiction & Vignettes More Like This
“Bold is getting hulled!”
“Majestic is breaking up!”
“Gallant has sustained heavy damage!”
“Avarice is reporting multiple hull breaches, they're losing power!”
The reports kept coming, one after the other, as more and more ships received damage and were knocked out of the battle.
“Don't let them through!” Commodore Andora Steele roared from her command chair. “If they get past us, we won't have a home to return to!”
She need not have reminded her crew of that, they all knew what was at stake here, all knew that a loss here meant the end of not just the war, but of their people. Even if it meant every ship and its crew went down, their homeworld would not fall while a single ship of the fleet remained in orbit.
Andora could not recall what event had led them to this point. Whether it was the Arbolis campaign or the Styraki disaster or any number of the other major battles that had been joined in the century long con
Janus of OdellSylmeria looked over at Lyra nervously, wondering if she could really trust the woman...program...her? She shook her confusion from her head and got a hold of her heart rate as the elevator stopped and Lyra stepped out. Sylmeria followed her into the club and was instantly assaulted by the cacophony of music and revelry. The room was a blaze of lights and sounds and it was all Sylmeria could do to to keep track of Lyra amidst the press of people but eventually they were through and at the bar. Lyra turned to her.Janus of Odell in Flash Fiction & Vignettes More Like This
“Wait here, you need to see Cyril first.”
Sylmeria watched as Lyra walked away towards a gathering of people who were clustered around a man dressed in bright white with a silvered cane. Those he was talking to seem very irritated, all the more so perhaps because of his obnoxious smirk.
As Lyra approached him, he turned to her and raised his eyebrow, turning to look at Sylmeria for a moment before addressing his company, apparently excusing him much to their obviou
Quad Down"Incoming!"Quad Down in Flash Fiction & Vignettes More Like This
The mortar round hit with earth jarring impact. Jelial dropped to the deck as the explosion tore across the beach. The landing would be easy they said. 'Unopposed' had been the word that command had used.
"Unopposed my ass." snarled Jelial.
"Specialist! Get to Quad Bravo!"
Jelial was on his feet again scrambling towards the massive quadrupedal mechanized weapons platforms. It's main gun chattered away, the autocannon sending rounds downrange at the unseen targets in the mist. He brought out his technical kit and plugged it into the jack on the leg of Bravo Quad.
"Jelial, get out of my head." snarled the ex-con.
"Sergeant said you've got issues."
"Yeah no shit. People are trying to blow me up!" snarled the Quad's disembodied pilot.
"A little more help would be appreciated." Jelial growled as another mortar round struck the ground nearby.
"Left leg, actuator is having issues." Gabby said.
Jelial followed the routing to the actuator software. There
Mass Effect: Seeing DoubleI walked into Chora's Den like I always used to, with a hand on my pistol. Too many people had shot at me here for me to feel completely comfortable once I crossed the threshold. Still, to see him again...it was worth getting shot at. I went to the bar and waived one of the servers over.Mass Effect: Seeing Double in Flash Fiction & Vignettes More Like This
"I'm looking for Commander Shepard."
The servera human girlblinked and looked at me for a momentthe scars get everyone's attentionbefore pointing towards one of the secluded private booths on the far side of the club.
"He's over there. He said he was expecting you."
I nodded, a smile playing across my features. It would have felt good if not for the stupid scars. There was still a lot of residual stiffness, that was supposed to subside eventually but...I wanted it gone now. It was a nuisance.
"Thank you, send over a couple beers."
The girl nodded and went back to her business as I turned from the bar and made my way through the press of bodies. The smell of places like these wer
Snow Patrol"We'll be ground-side in three minutes." the pilot announced over the PA system.Snow Patrol in Sketches More Like This
"Alright ladies and gentleman." the load-master called out. "Get off your cushions and face the door."
Marika stood up with the rest of her thirteen man squad. She looked ahead of her towards the rear door of the landing craft, wondering what the weather would be like this time...probably the same as every other time. Cold.
"When I give the word you will debark, not a moment before or after do I make myself clear?"
"Hooah!" the squad chorused.
"Your gear will be offloaded via conveyor as you are debarking. Do not get in its way or you will be crushed." the load-master checked his wax and raised his hand. "Two minutes! Ready up!"
The load-master walked along the line of soldiers, the second man in line checked the trooper in front of him and tapped him on the back.
The third trooper checked the second.
It continued in this matter until the load-master was standing next to Marika. S
Sins of Empire: Battle of Ceraph SevenTHE ADMIRALSins of Empire: Battle of Ceraph Seven in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
"The Corvus has jumped."
Noah nodded. "Is Ceraph VII's jump node locked in?"
"Locked in and ready sir, we will need to transit the Mionan and Farranun system before we're able to jump further."
"Seventeen hours, thirty-seven minutes, and twenty-three seconds sir."
Noah winced but he nodded and sat back in the command chair. "Very well. Jump."
The Renown and her battle group leapt into subspace, in addition to the carrierthe Repulse's sister shipthere was also a single heavy cruiser, three light cruisers, five fleet destroyers, nine frigates, and six corvettes. It wasn't the biggest or most powerful force he'd ever had at his disposal but it was the largest one he'd ever had under direct command.
"You know." remarked Kara at his side. "Perhaps the Empress has the right idea."
Noah looked up at her dubiously. "About?"
She shrugged. "Imagine how quickly she'll arrive there versus how long it will take us to arrive."
He couldn't help the smile. "Seventeen hou
Sins of Empire: CH 5 PT 3Before the council doors even opened Kara could sense the Grand Admiral's displeasure. When the doors hissed opened and Grand Admiral Delas, Grand General Tye, and Grand Admiral Novas stormed past her. Kara fell in behind them as they proceeded to walk through the maze of the palace corridors.Sins of Empire: CH 5 PT 3 in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
"Your granddaughter is making a fool out of herself." Novas' voice was set grimly.
"Don't you think I know that?" growled the grizzled Tye as he stalked besides Admiral Delas. "What are we going to do about it?"
"The Vengeance won't be finished for several more weeks. Her sister ships will launch within a month after she's finished." Delas said. "If the Empress would just listen to reason we could have one of those ships waiting for her at Ceraph VII."
"She's not going to wait." Tye stated flatly. "She's trying to prove something."
"To you." Novas said tersely."
"I don't want or need her to prove anything to me." snapped Delas. "It won't change anything."
"She's young." replied Tye. "And she want
Sins of Empire: CH 5 PT 2"The necessary modifications are not proving too difficult?"Sins of Empire: CH 5 PT 2 in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
The engineer nodded. "No my Empress, they are proceeding nicely. The ship will be fully refit before the week is up."
Thiera nodded. "Very well. Keep me informed on your progress."
The link died and she leaned back in her chair as she considered the last month. It had taken roughly a month to refit the Corvus to the specifications required the fuel the slip-stream drive but now that the project was nearing completion she had a very real problem on her hands.
There was no way to navigate through hyperspace. The logs of the Repulse showed that plainly. The crew had intended to jump from one system to another and instead had leapt nearly the entire length of the Twin Suns Empire to end up directly on the border with the Eternal Empire. She could not afford such a mistake. There had to be a way to forge a viable path between the stars without the jump nodes. Her empire might depend on such an ability.
She imagined the terror her
Sins of Empire: CH 5 PT 1"Does she really intend to build another slip-stream drive?" Kara asked as Noah paced back and forth on the abandoned bridge of the Flambirg.Sins of Empire: CH 5 PT 1 in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
"Yes. I even found the damned work order. The Corvus is being sent for refit in one of the yards as we speak."
"Yes!" snapped Noah, heedless of his tone.
Why was the Empress being so incredibly stubborneven stupidabout this? Subspace was treacherous enough as it was without trying to circumvent it. He'd learned that the hard way aboard the Repulse. Trying to circumvent the jump gates that linked the stars together was suicidal at best from his own experience.
"Is it possible that she will succeed where the past attempts have failed?"
Noah stopped in mid-step and glared at Kara who remained impassive. He began to consider everything that had gone wrong with the Repulse experiment. There hadn't been enough power, so the reactor had overloaded and shut down which meant that they'd needed to do a cold start which took a few hou
Sins of Empire: CH 4 PT 2Thiera couldn't believe that she'd actually managed to get Noah to agreed to coming to dinner with her. Granted it was in the very formal setting of the palace but she'd done everything she could to make it as personal as possible. There were no other guests, her Knights were nowhere to be seen, and she'd even cooked the meal herself much to the mutual distress of her chamberlain and head cook. Their conversation had even been relatively relaxed, containing some of the old wit and humor they'd once shared at the academy. His excitement over the captured ships and what their reverse engineering could do for the Twin Suns shipbuilding processes was genuine and sincere, radiating out across the Weave in rippling waves of delight which caused her no end of joy at his happiness.Sins of Empire: CH 4 PT 2 in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
Still there was a blemish on their night together and she was sad to say that it was her own doing. The secret of the slip-stream drive. She'd already issued the orders to have the hunter-killer frigate TSS Corvus t
A New Enemy... The Clockwork ManA New Enemy... The Clockwork Man in Settings More Like This
Ragnarock 5... Ragnarock 5 Respond Ragnarock 5 come in.. Is anybody there?... Ragnarock 5 who's manning the bloody control room?!?...
The heavily accented voice sounded over the consoles speakers.
The screen flickered slightly, set in its console displaying the last few moments of tenebraes transmission before displaying its readouts again. As one of what soon me many bright crimson rivulets began to flow down its slightly sloping glass screen. Pouring from the silently screaming mouth of the eviscerated fenris commando slumped over it. His dead eyes narrowed in a mixture of fear and deep rage. His gun, its ammunition spent, hung limply in his right hand his knife lodged deeply in his ribcage.
"My apologies for that pard' but I needed that seat, and you "Were" in the way." A voice said from behind him. As a black gloved hand reached out and grabbed his shoulder from behind. Pulling him off the console and out of the seat. As the black-coated figure be
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ON EARTH, AS WELL AS IN THE CURRENT SOLAR SYSTEM.
On Earth Tenebraes empire has begun to develop rapidly, new allies and technologies that have arisen in the wake of the arrival of the union government and the ongoing draken war. Tenebrae has begun to utilize these factors to high amounts of success and development.
THE SOLAR SYSTEM:-
After the construction of new ships, weapons, and stations that were built in the wake of the draken war. Tenebrae has begun its expansion into space. By combining their new technology with the Empires already existing gateway tower systems. Using them to travel vast distances across space and across dimensions almost instantaneously. Using the gateways to travel to distant Star/Solar systems, Scout new worlds, as well as settling mining, trading, or exploration Stations and colonies and proceeding to expand from there.
Through the use of these new systems of space travel Tenebrae has claimed the planetoid Eris within Earths solar system and has establish
Sniper in the dark (Draken War)Sniper in the dark (Draken War) in Settings More Like This
The lightning rumbled in the dark overcast Sky's above the border zones, the red electricity streaking across it in its odd octagonal paths and disappearing into the distance. Illuminating the thick jungles below, the dead lands in the distance, and the vast towering stone and metal wall that stretched from horizon to horizon With its dim crimson glow, as the deep rumbling of thunder rolled across the landscape.
Tahoe laid still in his elevated platform his gun in the standard sniper position, thickly camouflaged under a leaf and moss covered camo poncho, His head tilted as to look through the long dark metal scope of the gun. Scanning the stony clearing a hundred yards in front of him.
"C'mon you vicious little dark cloaked shites!" he thought bitterly. "The ridge before the clearing should make it so that at least a few of you should pass through there " A few day's before the commanders at the border control towers along the wall had sighted several lone draken moving towards t
The night before... "At the border wall"The night before... "At the border wall" in Settings More Like This
"The southern control towers are struggling at this point sir... We've received reports of detached groups of over 70,000 Draken in some cases attacking the perimeters in waves. They almost breached the wall in some areas sir "
"...Contact the Spartan commanders in mirador. Have them relay as many troops as they can, as well as any troops that we can spare to the border points that are in the most critical need of assistance. We can't let them breach our defenses." Captain Howitzer Paused in his walking along the Crystal lit corridor as it exited the inner border wall to form a long armored balcony, manned and automatic machine guns mounted along its length.
He turned to gaze out at the thickly jungled lands beyond the outer defenses, while above the sky stood heavily overcast with the thick electric clouds of the Storm grid casting the land into a dark grey light. "Understand private?"
"Transparent sir!" the young officer standing next to him replied, following the camera heads g
Tenebrean Ancerious Fleet list.TENEBREAN EMPIRE OFFICIAL ANCERIOUS COLONY EMPIRE FORCE-STRENGTH LISTTenebrean Ancerious Fleet list. in Settings More Like This
To Anc. Grande Administrator Xtopher, and Anc. Grande General Galvez. Following the outbreak of armed combat between our colonial Assets and Territories against Xterranian Race-188 “IE” The following military assets have been Deemed Essential to be turned over to your command. Use them wisely and without waste, to defend our territories, and our Citizens.
Protect our People from this threat, and Repel this Xterranian Menace.
Part I: Overall force declaration:
-Total vessel count 4000.
-Total SM star base count 002.
-Total SM battle station count 003.
Total Declaration of forces to be deployed to ancerious.
-100 fleets with Onboard Assets
- 38 Offensive Fleets “1900”
- 42 Defensive Fleets “2100”
- Total Vessel count “4000” “3”
Gateways (Natza Kartania Logs Day 4-5)Lead Project Scientist:- Leonard ConnardGateways (Natza Kartania Logs Day 4-5) in Settings More Like This
AUDIO LOG 18:- Leonard Connard… Entry number… Oh what does it matter? It’s not as if it means anything anymore. Nothing means anything, at least not in the way that I have seen them to be.
All this Fame, this scientific fortune, it all means nothing, noting at all, But I have found what really matters. What really means something in this world, in this existence.
They’ve been talking to be. The Shards… Speaking to me as I have slept and observed them. A new voice for each one, Enlightening me to the truth of Reality, That this order that we have sought to place upon ourselves is not real, it is not but an illusion that we have fooled ourselves with. That what we have perceived as Chaos, is the true state of reality, As the universe meant it to be. We have built a veil around ourselves to keep the truth from us and our people.
I have glimpsed the Truth through the reflections that stare back at m
TENEBREAN FACTIONS.TENEBREAN FACTIONS.TENEBREAN FACTIONS. in Settings More Like This
The basic Individual Factions and Followings Within the Tenebrean Empire. The first of what i hope to be a few Entries that detail them further.
Primary Species:- Tenebrean / Calvarian / Temporiaan / Raudonah Drake.
Followers:- Citizens, Business owners, and Traders, of the Arcadian Trade and business Collective and City Port's
Primary Species:- Tenebrean / Calvarian / Horu / Ronah Drake.
Followers:- The Wild-Region Settlers and Political Renegades of the Tenebrean Collective.
Primary Species:- Tenebrean / Calvarian.
Followers:- The Primary Founding Species of the Tenebrean Collective and their Original Home / Capital World Tenebris - 888
Primary Species:- Calvarian / Stromian / Raudonah Drake / Temporian / Au, Raivian Drake.
Followers:- The oldest and Senior-most members of the Leading Species of the Tenebrean collective and it's People's.
ELITES / GUILDED
Primary Species:- Calvarian / Stromian / Raudonah Drake / Temporian /
Gateways (Natza Kartania Logs Day 2-5)Lead Project Scientist:- Leonard ConnardGateways (Natza Kartania Logs Day 2-5) in Sketches More Like This
AUDIO LOG 16:- Audio Log! Professor Leonard Connard! This is without a doubt a complete and total disaster. The Project was a Failure, is still in the process of being a Failure!
We Activated the systems to open the gateway to the Regions We were in the process of mapping. All Supporting systems and Readout’s Were in the Green zones, and Failure protocals Were all in place, and yet despite that. None of our Personnel Foresaw the appearance, or…. Rather a Generation of what appears to have been a energy Backlash of Immense Strength and Unknown origin, it slammed into the facility! Damaging the entirety of the floatella.
We’ve lost many of our systems, as well as massive amounts of the Data We’ve collected… our Failure has cost us Dearly I am sure…
Our place in the Hall’s of the ministry has been stripped from our Grasp… And by the incompetence of our Captains and the blithering Fools that make u
Gateways (Natza Kartania Logs Day 1-5)Lead Project Scientist:- Leonard ConnardGateways (Natza Kartania Logs Day 1-5) in Settings More Like This
AUDIO LOG 15:- This is Audio Log of Professor leonard Connard, Fifteenth Entry. it has been less then three Revolutions now sense the facilitys flotella has Stationed itself within the System, and the Subsequent Systems of attraction "Artificial black hole's" Used by the Vortex ships to pull in the Derelict Fields in the Region, have assured us that there will be very little or no Escape of any Physical or Psudo-Dimensional Distortions that may occur during the duration of the Projects We've been Preforming here.
As of now, We have successfully Opened Several small Temporary Gateways to multiple previously Un-Explored Dimensions. Providing us with massive amounts of Data on the nature of The interactions between them and our own existence, Including newer Conflicting Information for Laws That were previously regarded without Question by the Ministry.
This is a momentous Occasion for the Scientific community, and the discoveries That We've made h
Tenebrae News Update 3This is an Tenebrean Imperial News Report, being Transmitted and brought live to you from Tenebrae City.Tenebrae News Update 3 in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
-TENEBREAN MILITARY FLEET TO BE UPDATED.
it was Announced Earlier this Cycle by Grande General Robert A. Binder. That A New line of Military Vessels Was To be Produced To add to the Current Fleet in Operation. With Weaponry and Crew living Upgrades being added to the current Existing Fleet.
Earlier this revolution, This Announcement was confirmed as True by the Imperial Military Council. Who Quoted that the newer Vessels and upgrades are "An Apex in Engineering between the Two empires, in both Space Travel and Military Spacecraft Engineering, and even in time Perhaps. The Radical Evolution and Re-Writing of the Rule's of Warfare in Space."
With a Total Order of well over 1,000,000, These Vessels Have been commissioned To be constructed By the Imperium Military Shipyards. With an order for most Current or operational Vessels to be upgraded and Renovated At Existing military shipyards
Shepard: BorderEffect Skill TreeCommander Shepard:Shepard: BorderEffect Skill Tree in Profiles More Like This
DAHL Intel Report
Traits: Determined, Headstrong, Badass
Action Skill: Phasebreak
Shepard learns how to channel her Siren energy into a tactically powerful Action Skill that she calls PhaseBreak. As a Siren's powers manifest, they tend to take form in a single spell......specifically tailored to that particular Siren (Phasewalk, Phaselock, Phaseshift.....and so on). Shepard can envelop an enemy in a hyper-reactive space-time field, effectively stripping them of shields and/or armor.....even breaking their very mind, rendering them effectively inept and helpless. If the target has no shields, it dazes them temporarily, giving a few seconds breathing room.
Skill tree that ties into her newly awakened Siren spell, while combining it with her own personal tech and abilities.
Fortification: Increases her shield capacity and shield recharge
The AmaterasuInitiating Encryption Program: AvalonThe Amaterasu in Profiles More Like This
Hello all, BlackBox here once again.
Let me tell you all about my "boat".
This originally was a personal cruiser, that mom and I....appropriated....from the Asari High Council. I forget which member we took it from.......I think it was Matriarch Kiria......Kirana......something like that. Anyways, I took a shine to the thing....it was just so beautiful, so mom let me keep it. First things first though, we had to get it altered so the Asari wouldn't come looking for her. Thankfully my aunt knew some people who specialized in such things. She blended the Asari design and tech with a mixture of Alliance and Cerberus ones, turning the once simple, elegant cruiser into a state-of-the-art stealth ship, sleek in its design, but truly a work of art. Mom gave it to me on my twenty-first birthday, and together we gave this beauty a name.......The Amaterasu.
Problem was.....people in our line of work can't afford to have a crew,
ANN News Bulletin: Trouble in ParadiseFrom: Alliance News Network Information PartnersANN News Bulletin: Trouble in Paradise in Profiles More Like This
By Veronica Taylor (Excerpt from her regular column "Citadel Nightlife")
Scores of musical fans face disappointment as news of the "Siren's Song" concert's cancellation begins to spread across the Presidium. Amidst the rumors of Alliance soldiers attempting to arrest the Siren of the Citadel, Artemis Lawson, has her fans protesting outside the Alliance Embassies. Admiral Williams refused to comment. Witnesses saw her, alongside a young redhead making their way towards the docking bays, and getting onto a Turian cruiser.
Artemis Lawson, for those of you living under a rock for the past year, is the new singing sensation that hit the Citadel, immediately drawing massive crowds even for the smallest events. The idea that she had anything to do with the recent explosion in the Commons is simply ludicrous.
Turns out that the soldiers were there for someone else, the daughter of the great Com-
Wynne and Mordin: The Great Science/Magic Debate"Professor Solus. I keep telling you, magic is completely different than your......'science'."Wynne and Mordin: The Great Science/Magic Debate in Profiles More Like This
Mordin Solus leans over the alchemical bench, busily mixing various ingredients. His white and red lab coat fluttering in the breeze, his features set in deep concentration. "Silverite, easily fashioned into weapons, possible cure for most known poisons, toxic to creatures called darkspawn.......maybe liquifying it.....no no toxic to ingest."
Glancing over at the elder mage for a split second, he shakes his head, "Magic is simply a different form of science. Said it yourself, magic still wildly unknown."
Wynne's fingers grip her staff more tightly as she struggles to control her frustration with her "guest". Suddenly, a thought strikes her, a wry smile on her lips. "Care to make a little wager Professor?"
"Always found gambling an unnecessary variable. Most humans I've found have an unhealthy obsession with wagering."
"So you're afraid that my magic will completely trounce your so calle
Council Military Report: Reaper ForcesTo: Councilor Tevos, Councilor Sparatus, Councilor Osaba, Admiral Hackett.Council Military Report: Reaper Forces in Profiles More Like This
Spectre Borealis reporting in. We've been getting disturbing reports of new Reaper forces taking the battlefields across the galaxy. Here's what we've learned thus far about them. I'll update this report as news comes in.
Species: Reaperized Hanar
Type: Underwater Combat
Description: The Hanar husks have been altered on a cellular level, leaving each tentacle ending in a serrated stinger or blade. In addition to the physical changes, an unknown means of propulsion has been implanted in their form, allowing them to fly through the water with relative ease. The Hanar's body glows various shades of blue or green depending on its purpose, for which there are two that we've seen. One, the blue husks seem to be the melee forces, getting up close and personal with our soldiers, tearing their hydro-suits with only a few strikes. Once they try to surf
(SFS) Zaeed: Guess Who's Coming to DinnerShepard Family Stories(SFS) Zaeed: Guess Who's Coming to Dinner in Profiles More Like This
Zaeed: Guess Who's Coming to Dinner
The kitchen is a blue blur as Liara rushes to get things prepared. Kaycee strolls in and puts her arms around her wife. "Shepard, I don't have time. Things need to be ready."
"What's the big deal? It's just your father coming to dinner. She's a riot to be around."
"It's not just that, she's bringing a date along. Is Ayrene dressed and ready?"
"Sweetie, you need to relax, I think its great that Aethyta is still able to see people at her age."
"I am more worried of what kind of person she'd bring."
"That.......is a good point."
The doorbell rings. Ayrene rushes past "I'll get it dad!"
Shepard begins to protest, but smiles, ("so helpful"). She hears the door open and Ayrene's voice. "Grandma! Uncle Z!"
...wait...did she just say!!!!!!
Shepard quickly moves to the door to find lo and behold, Zaeed standing in the hallway, Ayrene in his arms. "Look daddy! Uncle Z is here!"
Zaeed gives Kaycee an apologetic look
A Shepard Family Halloween (Part One)(Part One): Trick-Or-TreatersA Shepard Family Halloween (Part One) in Profiles More Like This
"Liara, honey. The girls are almost ready. How's it coming with your costume?"
Liara Shepard looks at herself in the mirror, the long black dress hugging her curves, a wide-brimmed pointed hat resting on the counter. With the black lipstick and eyeshadow she doesn't recognize the woman looking back at her in the mirror. "I'm not so sure about this Kaycee. I'm not usually one for putting on costumes."
Kaycee's voice sounds from the bedroom, a note of laughter in her tone, "Everyone agreed to dress up this year, and that includes you dear. Besides, I can't wait to see you in the costume I got you."
"Isn't this a little......racy to take the girls out Trick-or-treating?"
"Kinda the point Liara. Plus, Kim's offered to help watch the girls afterwards while we go to the party."
Liara gives a sigh as she puts the hat on, transforming the demure archeologist into a living breathing witch. As she exits the bathroom, Kaycee gives a low whistle as she begins
Requiem for a Friend (Katlyn Shepard)-New Arlington Cemetery-Requiem for a Friend (Katlyn Shepard) in Profiles More Like This
Liara T'Soni-Shepard exits her skycar into the pouring rain, the gunmetal-grey skies blocking out the sun. She wears a simple black dress and carries a bouquet of white flowers from Thessia. The grieving doctor doesn't bother with an umbrella, instead letting the rain wash over her skin, mixing with her tears. She begins her slow walk towards the large group of people crowded underneath a wide awning, when suddenly a hand grips her shoulder reassuringly, and the rain stops. Looking over her shoulder, she finds Garrus holding an umbrella over her, his expression unreadable. He nods to her, his grip speaking volumes as he guides her towards the crowd. As they near the group, Liara notices that nearly everyone has shown up today.
Admiral Ashley Williams, clad in her dress blues, stands alongside Major James Vega along with a small platoon of Alliance men and women. High Chief Wrex, clad in his ceremonial armor, stands with his wife
Shepard Family Stories - Miranda"Where are we going today, Aunt Miri?"Shepard Family Stories - Miranda in Profiles More Like This
Miranda looks down at the young asari holding her hand. "We're going to have a little fun today. You ready?"
Ayrene nods, a big grin plastered on her face. She sees the car that Miranda drove up in. A sleek, black convertible with silver trim rests in the driveway. Miranda buckles Ayrene into the passenger seat, before getting in. A push of a button and the engine roars to life. Miranda looks over at Ayrene, one corner of her mouth turning upwards into a sly smile. "Let's make your mother worry some. Hang on, sweetie."
She floors the gas pedal, peeling out of the driveway, leaving a blacked streak on the surface. The car speeds away like a missile. With the winds blowing through her hair, she can barely make out the squeals of delight from Aya. Glancing out of the corner of her eye, she sees the young asari laughing and waving her arms in the air. Once they are about ten miles away from the Shepard house, she begins to slow down. "So? How was that
Shepard Family Stories - Samara"Hey Mommy?" Rinyn stands on her tiptoes peeking out the window at the woman sitting cross-legged on the lawn. "Who's that?"Shepard Family Stories - Samara in Profiles More Like This
Liara walks over to the window and lifts her daughter into her arms so she can get a better look. "That, sweetie, is Samara. She's a good friend of your father and I. She's a justicar."
Rinyn looks up at her mother with a puzzled expression. "What's a justicar?"
"They're an old order of asari warriors. They are proud, noble, and selfless. Actually, they're like the heroes in the stories your dad reads to you."
Rinyn's eyes widen in wonder, her gaze moving back to the justicar. "Wow....she's like a superhero."
Liara chuckles to herself. "Not exactly sweetie. She's a hero to be sure, but she'd tell you that she's not any different than you or I."
"What's dad doing out there with her? They're just sitting there."
"It's called meditation sweetheart."
"I know, but it's actually really good for you. It lets you clear your mind and helps your focus. Why
Hero entryName: Anthony Namrus Jr. is his given name but he goes more oftenly by Seven Thirteen.Hero entry in Profiles More Like This
Birth date: 3/26/94
Birth place: Montana
Current location: Rosemont, Pennsylvania
Relationship: He doesn't have a girlfriend, just a 'friend that's a girl' though he's starting to realize that he likes her.
Status: Middle to lower class
Hair and eye colour: His hair is dark auburn, almost black but you can see the red in light, and his eyes are a mixture of blue-grey-and green with flex of brown. (So pretty intense and memorable).
Titles/nicknames: Seven Thirteen, which he's gone by since he was a little kid. They are his favorite two numbers for a lot of reasons, such as people think them unlucky and they are two numbers that don't have multiples.
Appearance: He generally dresses for comfort rather than style. He normally wears blue jeans, a t-shirt, and a simple coat or jacket. He also has a few favorite hats he likes to wear, from a baseball cap, to the hat he brou
Darkness Fell part 14The silence in the blue truck was deafening. Outside, the slow life of the darkening outer city, were coming to life in the form of neon lights and booming music of bars as their parkinglots filled. Bane shifted uncomfortably. The ride seemed to be taking forever and now, within a few minutes, every moment seemed to slow down more.Darkness Fell part 14 in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
"Think you could pass for twenty one, since you're already hung over?" Gage asked, smirking as he turned another corner.
Bane shot him a dangerous look. "Shut up, Harsly."
Gage shrugged, clearly unconcerned with his passenger's hostility. They lapsed into quiet once more, Bane scowling determinedly at the rearview mirror. The sooner they got there, the better. He couldn't handle this. After all the time of trying to hunt Gage down, how could Josh be stupid enough to put them in the same car? Why couldn't he have gotten in the Nova as well?
Something in the mirror caught his attention, making his body stiffen even before his brain had time to comp
Darkness Fell 9Bane barely reached the toilet of the dumpy hotel room before vomiting. His whole body shook as he backed away, leaning on the counter. He felt like he'd been dragged through hell. Every part of his body ached and the thin line of stitches in his leg didn't stop it for being intensely painful. Head spinning, he turned toward the mirror, looking at his own disheveled appearance. His blonde hair was a mess, his bright eyes even brighter with pain. His jaw was swollen and bruised from Gage's punch the night before and a long scratch ran along his face, no doubt from the accident. It wasn't an accident. He reminded himself firmly. It wasn't an accident. It was murder. Murder and blackmail. They killed my driver. Just thinking about the dead man made his body heave with another attempt at being sick, though he'd already lost the content of his stomach. He turned on the fosset, letting the water run until it was freezing before splashing his exhausted face. Lifting his eyes to theDarkness Fell 9 in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
Darkness Fell part 4Furious, his blond hair disheveled, the eighteen year old Bane pulled the magazine from his .44 magnum hand gun, stuffing two more loaded shells into the clip. Again that good for nothing shrimp had gotten away! This time he'd been so sure! The plan was perfect. The call that had brought Gage Harsly to the old warehouses, the ambush, the fight. They'd all seemed to go the right way until Harsly, blood dripping from his face, brought back his fist and broke the skin of his knuckles in a punch across Bane's jaw. From there, the plan had failed. Harsly was far smarter and faster than any of Bane's employees, despite the fact he was small. How was it that a sixteen year old could go that fast? And at the bridge he, Bane, had been sure he could taste victory. He was sure he could make Harsly pay dearly for everything he and his father had ruined. The Harslys were the reason he lived on his own instead of with his father. It'd been their digging that had got a price put on Hans's head. Now HDarkness Fell part 4 in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
Darkness Fell part 3Black hair plastered over his forehead and eyes, Gage clutched the sand and pebble ground where the bridge support met land, listening.Darkness Fell part 3 in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
"Damn it!" he could hear Bane's fury even through the concrete. Shivering, he smirked. It was almost worth the cold just to make Bane so angry. He wished he'd gotten a better look at the eighteen year old's jaw before leaping. With the amount of skin he'd torn across his knuckles, he was sure that it was an impressive bruise. Maybe even a chipped tooth.
"Where is he?" one of Bane's men demanded.
A howl of pain was enough to tell that Bane hadn't appreciated his coworkers input. "Idiot! If I knew would I be standing here? No! I'd be going after him!"
Gage glanced at the dark water, desperate to see. If only he'd had the chance to pocket his cell phone instead of having to drop it. But Bane wouldn't have hesitated to shoot had he thought Gage was going for a gun.
Dropping to his knees, he felt along the ground, but it was gone. Gone
Darkness Fell chapter 1 part 2Pacing the darkening living room, the tall, broad shouldered, young man kicked a chair, swearing under his breath. The last rays of light caught on his dusty brown hair and reflected the fury in his green eyes. A sound outside made him freeze, his hand automatically going to his hip and the small .22 hand gun. A cat streaked past the window and his muscles slackened and he fell, suddenly drained, into the chair he'd just kicked, cupping his hands around his forehead. Six foot two, he was strongly built and, despite his size, normally calm. Now, however, he felt as if he was about to go insane. Where was Gage? He lifted his eyes, looking toward the light switch bitterly. He didn't dare turn it on in case the house was being watched and, thanks to Gage, he didn't have a way to get out of town. Even more bitterly, he thought of the hunter green Nova, his pride and joy, in the garage, not running. He'd almost kicked the door when he'd found out Gage really had dismantled the engine. "I shoDarkness Fell chapter 1 part 2 in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
Finnicks Story chapter OneFINNICK ODAIR'S STORYFinnicks Story chapter One in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
I thought it'd be interesting to write about when Finnick Odair was in the Hunger Games for the first time. The following story is make believe and I don't own any of the names that are used in the Hunger Games. This is purely fan made fun and not created to insult, annoy, or any of that other stuff, the people involved in the book or movie. This is pure fictional fiction, in a way.
Enjoy all the same, please.
Cool salty water, beautiful green and blue, beckons me as the bell rings, telling us to leave the school and head for the boats to get ready for the evening fishing. First to my feet and first to the door, I sense the girls following me out, as they do every evening. Resist the urge to grit my teeth in annoyance, I slip into the hallway, looking down it toward the doors where the younger students are leaving. There's one person, one girl, I wouldn't mind following me. She never does but
Darkness Fell part 16Josh stared beyond the barrel of his loaded gun at the face of the girl. "What? How do you know Hawk?"Darkness Fell part 16 in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
"Look, I'm not interested in your questions." She snapped, shifting her position. The gun barrel barely wavered from Josh's heart. "I want an answer. Why is Hawk after you?"
He hesitated, resisting the urge to shake the glass shards from his hair. Any little movement could be his last. Now he wished he still had the little .22, so harmless in comparison to the 9mm that now threatened to claim his life. "He's after me," Josh paused, glancing toward the shattered window he'd gone through. What if she worked for Hawk? Would he be better off trying to escape now or telling her? He glanced in her direction again. She was too far to reach quickly and she had his gun. If she works for Hawk, I'm a goner either way. Damn it! My luck sucks. How many apartments are there in this city and I had to escape into this on? Really? "He's trying to kill me because I have information in regards to James
Darkness Fell part 13Every nerve was on end as Josh watched the tailgate of the blue Dodge Ram vanish in his rear view mirror. The fact that Haven had been able to track them so quickly scared him. It meant that he not only had firepower, money, and determination but he had brains, hate, and was putting every last ounce of time away from the cameras and public eye, into tracking them.Darkness Fell part 13 in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
What spooked him more was the fact that he seemed to be the primary target. He was the one they had tried to shoot at the house. They had gone after Bane, but obviously didn't see him as such a threat as to make sure he was dead. They'd barely even gone after Gage at all, except for Marter's attempt to kill him the night before.
Josh glanced in the mirror before turning down a side street. He had to put as much distance between himself and Gage and Bane. If they caught up with him then there was still a chance they would think Bane had died in the car accident and, maybe, just maybe, ease off the search for enough time that G
Darkness Fell part 12Gage leaned against the door of his truck, wearing Josh's overly large jacket, his breath coming out in small clouds of fog as the sun set over the city. His body was drained, his head and knuckles pulsed with faint pain, and mind was having trouble grasping the truth of what was happening, even the dog tags felt heavy. He and Bane, two enemies, now working together to bring down someone else? Josh was asking a lot when he kept snapping at them to tolerate one another. How could years of hate be buried overnight, even if they were on the same side? His eyes stung with exhaustion and he pressing his back harder against the blue metal. Sleep had been impossible. The destroyed Lexus and the dead driver had brought back all the memories he'd been suppressing as well as new horrors. He shook his head, desperate to clear it of those terrible thoughts. There were more pressing matters to worry about, such as James Hinks, notorious drug dealer, being Jonathan Haven, the leading candidate for gDarkness Fell part 12 in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
Star Fox vs. 501st Legion pt 2The Star Fox Team and the Fighting 501st Legion are still prepping up for their fight, bringing firearms, explosives, and close-quarter weapons.Star Fox vs. 501st Legion pt 2 in Short Stories More Like This
Star Fox has worked in small cells, fighting when the odds were against them and still attaining victory.
"We take pride in taking on large numbers." Peppy said, holding up his finger, "Often at times, Fox was only member dropped behind enemy lines, armed only with a blaster. And you know what? Fox succeeds every time. No one could stop him."
But the 501st Legion also fights against odds, often nearing defeat themselves.
"The 501st have fought battles that were VERY ugly. There would usually be one to five soldiers left fighting until reinforcements arrive." Cody informed, "They keep fighting, 'cuz they aim to win, that's why. And we won't stop to defeat the enemy, whether it's battle droids, rebelling tribes, or even the Star Fox Team."
Now it's time for Star Fox and the 501st to lock and load with their long-distance weapons
DW: Star Fox vs. 501st LegionThe following is based off analysis of the two media warriors' weapons and put under fair testing. I do not own Star Fox or Star Wars.DW: Star Fox vs. 501st Legion in Short Stories More Like This
(Fox McCloud takes aim at the camera with his traditional blaster.)
Elite pilots, soldiers, and guerrilla fighters created to help defend the Lylat System from its most dangerous threats.
(Fox, along with Falco, Slippy, and Krystal, fend off other armored soldiers with blasters in hand.)
The 501st Legion
(A man in white armor, some blue on the helmet and shoulders, readies his own blaster rifle)
The hardline clone troopers that ultimately brought victory to the Clone Wars and would become known as "Vader's Hand".
(Several clone troopers open fire on battle droids, turning them into scrap metal)
To find out, our world-class fighters are testing history's most lethal weapons. Using twenty-first-century science, we find out what would happen when the two go toe-to-toe.
No rules, no safety, no mercy:
DW: Link vs. Sora pt. 2Sora, the boy who was chosen by the Keyblade? Or Link, the Triforce-chosen swordsman?DW: Link vs. Sora pt. 2 in Short Stories More Like This
If these two warriors were to clash steel, who would stand victorious? Who would lie dead on the ground?
"There's a reason why Link is a good swordsman." Rusl explained, "It's in his blood. His bloodline dates back hundreds of years to the very first Hero who defeated Ganon. And we all know that fate has a funny way of working."
"Link has a few nifty tools, but all that gear is going to slow him down." Riku said, his arms folded, "Too many tools, you slow down. Sora only has one weapon and that's all he needs with his magic knowledge."
Both Link and Sora can dish it out up-close and personal, but both are also well-known for packing punch from a distance.
"If you want to challenge Link to a distance fight, all the better for us." Ashei said, holding up a standard bow, "He'll put an arrow in your gut, then walk away as the winner."
For distance fighting, Link brings a traditional weapo
DW: Link vs. Sora pt. 1The following is based off analysis of the two media warriors' weapons and put under fair testing. I do not own The Legend of Zelda or Kingdom Hearts.DW: Link vs. Sora pt. 1 in Short Stories More Like This
(Link is standing in the black background, then blocks with his shield before performing a vertical slash with his sword)
The legendary Hylian warrior that saved the land of Hyrule with blade and shield.
(Link charges into a group of Lizalfos and begins mowing them down with swift swings of his sword. He knocks one down, then stabs it while it's down.)
(A black-clad boy with spiky hair is also in the black background. He summons a key-shaped sword, then takes a few swings)
The Keyblade's chosen one and protector of the worlds against the forces of evil.
(Sora, Donald, and Goofy work together to take out Heartless. Sora does so with several swipes of the Keyblade, then unleashes a lightning spell to eliminate more.)
WHO IS DEADLIEST?
To find out, our world-class fighters are testing fiction's most leth
Cammy vs. Talim biosCammy vs. Talim bios in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
CAMMY VS. TALIM
Name: Cammy White
Age: Early 20's
Title: Killer Bee
Bio: A young girl who was taken by Shadaloo do be a part of M. Bison's special "Doll" project, Cammy performed missions for this organization, under a kind of brainwashing. When Bison was defeated by Ryu, Sagat, Ken and Sakura, Cammy would be free of the brainwashing, but also lose her memory of being Shadaloo's soldier. Cammy was later found by a British special task force known as Delta Red and quickly became their best soldier. She now fights alongside Delta Red in hopes to exact her revenge on Bison and Shadaloo.
Pre-Battle: Guile and Chun-Li
It's unclear who Cammy fought when she was a soldier of Shadaloo. But when she was fighting for Delta Red, she has fought against Interpol agent Chun-Li in the second Street Fighter tournament. While doing undercover work for Interpol, she (along with Guile and Chun-Li) fought against Juri who had slaughtered almost all of the Shadaloo Dolls (in-save Juli). Chun-Li has
Death Battle: Kirby vs. JigglypuffDeath Battle: Kirby vs. Jigglypuff in Short Stories More Like This
Steel: *sigh* Have we really come to this?
Ray: I wouldn't judge by appearances, Steel. These two may look like walking pieces of bubblegum/cotton candy, but behind their appearances, they are very potent fighters, defeating enemies larger and stronger than they are.
Steel: Fine. Kirby, the living wormhole of a star warrior
Ray: And Jigglypuff, whose song sends warriors to slumber.
Steel: I'm Steel and he's Ray
Ray: And it's our job to analyze the full capacity of these two pink warriors' powers and show that you should NEVER judge a book by its cover. Let's see who would win a DEATH BATTLE.
Home: Dream Land
Travels through space
Defeated intergalactic evils
Fought and defeated other Star Warriors
Ray: Kirby is a star warrior native to the star-shaped planet known as Pop Star. His origins are largely unknown, but one theory is that he was supposed to arrive on Pop Star two centuries later when he was f
Death Battle: Pit vs. SoraDeath Battle: Pit vs. Sora in Short Stories More Like This
Ray: When darkness’s influence is starting to take over the universe, the forces of light draw on, not a burly, muscular man, but a child of pure heart and untainted by evil.
Steel: Pit, the Champion of Palutena…
Ray: And Sora, the Keyblade’s Chosen Wielder.
Ray: Because of their vast, customizable arsenals, we’re going to limit these two to what they’re most comfortable using in terms of their preferred weapons, spells and equipment for offense and defense. For a fair fight, there will be NO outside help for either of these two.
Steel: “But Steel, they have all these summons, transformations, and all these cool friends and stuff.” SHUT UP! It’s our show and we’ll call the shots here!
-Health items and dropped weapons forbidden
-Best Equipment/Accessories for defensive purpose
-Offensive, regenerative, and defensive abilities only
Preferred Weapons only
Death Battle: Star Fox Battle RoyaleDeath Battle: Star Fox Battle Royale in Short Stories More Like This
Ray: Fox McCloud, Falco Lombardi, Slippy Toad, and Krystal. The Star Fox Team consists of the topmost-level commandos-for-hire, defeating threat after threat in the Lylat System.
Steel: Video games can be extremely weird, y’know that? If your greatest fighters are two foxes, a bird, and a frog, you know some form of drug is involved.
Ray: Star Fox’s greatest asset is their teamwork in both air- and ground-related missions, but on their own, which Star Fox member is deadliest?
Steel: I’m Steel and he’s Ray…
Ray: And it’s our job to analyze the weapons, skills, and armors of these Cornerian mercenaries to find out who would win a four-way DEATH BATTLE.
Defeated Andross multiple times
Liberated Sauria single-handedly
Led Star Fox through numerous campaigns
Offered to be part of Cornerian Army
-Turned down, opting that Star Fox be a mercenary team
Death Battle: Tifa vs. SakuraDeath Battle: Tifa vs. Sakura in Short Stories More Like This
Steel: Now, who says that girls can't punch? C'mon, these two contestants can prove 'em all wrong.
Ray: A very valid point there, my friend. These two female combatants both have incredible fighting skills and a mean right hook to back them up.
Ray: Sakura Haruno, Leaf Kunoichi and apprentice to one of the Legendary Sannin
Steel: And Tifa Lockhart, the bartender/freedom fighter with fists of steel.
Ray: It's going to be our job to analyze these two female strong-arms' strengths, weaknesses, and skills to see who would win a DEATH BATTLE.
Profession: Assistant to Hokage/Kunoichi
Defeated Akatsuki member Sasori of the Red Sand
Aced the Konoha written exams easily
Aided in the Pain Invasion and 4th Great Ninja War
Mastered chakra control faster than teammates
Ray: Sakura Haruno is a kunoichi of the Hidden Leaf Village, or "Konohagakure", and a member of Squad 7.
Steel: By the way, is her h
Death Battle: Kratos vs. GutsDeath Battle: Kratos vs. Guts in Short Stories More Like This
Steel: I LOVE THIS EPISODE!!!
Ray: He sure has reason to, this time around. When it comes to battle, these two berserkers have left mountains of bloody, dismembered, and disfigured corpses in their wake.
Ray: Kratos, the Ghost of Sparta who single-handedly annihilated Olympus.
Steel: And Guts, the blood-soaked berserker who continually battles the forces of Hell.
Ray: When these two clash, one thing is guaranteed and that is "there WILL be blood".
Steel: And LOTS of it, too!
Ray: These two titans of battle have their histories written in blood, but Steel and I are here to analyze these two berserkers' strengths, armor, tactics, and weaknesses to see who would come out on top in a one-on-one DEATH BATTLE.
Height: Over 6'
Alias: Ghost of Sparta
Defeated Titans, Olympians, and many Greek figures/monsters
Lifted the Hand of a Cronos
Fought off the hands of death 3 times
Ray: Kratos is a demigod born in Sparta and was the Spa
The World In Pieces VThey'd started flying again an hour ago. Sitting on top of a box, head still strapped to a wall, Sveta counted the bolts in the metal. Traced the grain of each piece of iron and steel for the thousandth time. The distinct, rough sound of Jake's patch-together rotors whined in her ears, dragging her halfway to insanity and back. The gravity of what had just happened still hadn't quite hit her. She'd been busted out of prison. A prison she didn't need to be freed from. Now, instead of just going to court, she'd ended up as an outlaw, almost entirely against her will.The World In Pieces V in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
Tapping the same beat against the cargo hold's walls, Sveta felt the forced inactivity beginning to get to her. She couldn't go back home. Not after that. On one hand, she'd never have to talk to Danila again. On the other... She also wouldn't see Pavel. Pavel. The best brother anyone could ever have. And all because Jake thought it would be a good idea to smash down the walls of that poorly maintained cell, and put all thos
The World In Pieces IIIJake more or less dismissed her, leaving to go with the Guards, and now that her purpose at coming back to visit her friend finished with, Sveta decided to walk back home. On her way out, just after Jake left, she saw a bunch of people clustered around the Hind. Staring at them from a few yards away, she watched them put their hands all over it. To be honest, she found the whole thing unaccountably creepy. With their heads that close together, she couldn't hear what they were saying.The World In Pieces III in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
When one of them reached inside and began pulling bits of machinery out, she knew they weren't admiring the craft. Sveta had to protect Jake's work! Sprinting over to the small group of boys, she felt fire dance along her fingers, flaring up in response to her rage. "Hey! You leave that alone!"
One of them turned around, a smirk on his face. "Oh, and are you going to stop us, Mage-girl? We all know you can't do anything half as cool as you think you can." His friends laughed along with him, and Sveta's che
The World In Pieces IINervously pacing back and forth, Sveta watched as each of the students entered the Exam Room one by one. Today was the last day of Third Year Training for each of them. If they passed the exam, they would be certified sorcerers, and would be allowed to train with people even more skilled in magic. If they failed... Regardless of how they'd done during the year, they would have to repeat every class. In no way was she prepared for it. Even thinking about performing magic in front of the Magic Board terrified her, drying her throat, making her dizzy.The World In Pieces II in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
"Miss Sveta Firebrand. Your Exam is ready." The woman in charge of bringing everyone in looked bored. Nearly shoving her through the door, she quickly shoved it closed behind her.
Eyes wide, the mageling looked up at the Magic Board. They stared back with equal intensity. A long silence filled the room as they stared at her, judging her silently. Sveta's knees trembled slightly, and she took a few more steps into the room. "Miss Firebrand. D
The World In Pieces IEarth was once beautiful. And prosperous. And it had trees once, and great wide oceans and canyons and mountains. People dug downwards to gain minerals and oil, and only occasionally to build underground structures. Then again, Earth was once still in one piece.The World In Pieces I in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
On the 16th of December, 2042, the remnants of the Soviet Union sent thermonuclear devices through the bedrock of the continents themselves. However, the devices malfunctioned, and a chain reaction was started, the resultant explosions blowing apart the whole world. Ocean water and molten lava collided, and new air and more continent-sized bedrock was formed. All the while, the mass of Earth was greatly expanded, and the resultant increase in the atmosphere made the earth's air blanket expand hugely, even encompassing the moon itself. A few centuries and a geomorphing later, the Moon became the largest landmass in the new world.
Humanity was devastated in this. However, it did not mean to say that they had not rebuilt. Pioneer
Karl OC sheetName: Karl CarstasinKarl OC sheet in Profiles More Like This
Birth date: 19/07/6004 of the Fourth age of the Confederacy. (19/07/1998 in Earth-timeline)
Birth place: Meridia IV, Tertaria Sector, Section 21
Titles/nicknames: Lord Admiral, Admiral, Lord, Sir Carstasin
Status: Lord Admiral of all Confederate forces in the Milky Way galaxy.
Powers: None that would be counted as otherworldly.
Current location: Aboard his ship, the Aureola, in the Ardoria system in the Galactic Northwest.
Relationship: Widower, late wife is Helena Ventris.
Relations: Helena Ventris (deceased wife), Tayla Ventris-Carstasin (daughter)
Height: 7' 4" or 223.52 centimeters.
Hair colour : Gray
Eye colour: Blue
Appearance: Stocky build yet surprisingly tall. Often wears standard-issue Admiral's uniform, with few of the trinkets that admirals of his position would usually adorn themselves with in order to make themselves look important. Always wears a red tie, and usually wears his admiral's hat, and never forgets to wear an Ark pistol holster, wi
Confederacy BioThe Confederacy:Confederacy Bio in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
The Confederacy is the total collective group of a galactic empire that resides in a mid-size galaxy 200 light-years from the Milky Way. At the present day they have the technology, equipment, naval power and manpower to take on the whole Union, a horrific thought which both sides try to avoid, thankfully. The majority by a slight margin of Confederate personnel are human, with several more races like the Arcchi, a combative spaceborne species, joined in. It is due to their three 'Creeds' of Faith, Honor and Duty (not in order of importance or otherwise) that binds their troops together, and maintains morale throughout their forces and people.
The Confederacy makes use of Ark weaponry, which is simply condensing existing heat and light energy into solid matter and manipulating pressure to throw the product out of the barrel at hypersonic speed, igniting any adjacent particles to the bullet and generally looking like the gun shoots beams of light. Also, small thrusters
Setting and IntroThe blue-green jewel of Earth had once been a beautiful, breathtaking, awe-inspiring and perfect place. Just as it had been an unknown, miserable, grim hellish mess as well. Earth was the cradle of Humanity, who had evolved so far from the omnivores taking their first tenative steps into the dry savannah on the red continent of Africa. Lush blue oceans had once rolled, curdled, seethed and crashed against the ground above the bedrock of the ocean on that world, and had bitten away at the cracked and old continents of the world. Grand, gaping canyons were gouged out of the very mantle of the world by tremendous glaciers making their way down into the oceans in prehistoric times. At the far corners of the world, mighty icebergs and polar ice caps had formed from the cold of the very air itself. Where the molten core of the world burst out to meet the air of the surface, great volcanoes burst up to spew magma and volcanic ash and sulfur into the air.Setting and Intro in Settings More Like This
But all that had changed when Mankind
LifeIn the beginning, there were the Makers. None knew where they came from; only that their mission was to bring order from the nameless, shapeless void between the stars.Life in Short Stories More Like This
They arrived, and saw Death. No life existed, no energy flew.
And so began the Raising.
To breathe air into the skies, they Raised the giganti, a mighty race whose size and brutal appearance masked their intelligence.
To dredge out the fanthomless depths beneath the seas, they Raised the oceani; adaptive beasts who would evolve and bring forth all ocean-dwelling life.
To carve mighty caverns and crevasses they Raised the lazarisi, whose numbers were legion and inquisitive nature drove them to ever hack and cleave away at the rock.
To watch over it all they Raised the Dark Ones; mysterious and shadowlike beings that would observe, and report all they saw to the Makers.
And to inherit it all, they left humanity. And that's when it all went wrong.
Even from its awakening, its first steps into the bright unknown,
The World In Pieces IVJake woke up, a smile on his face and got up and ready. He sifted through the boxes of junk and got out some select pieces of circuitry, two containers of spare bolts and cables and some spare fuel lines. His collection didn't amount to much, but he could always sell them for other parts or cold cash, as well as use them whenever his existing tech ran out. He got up, dumped some coffee-powder lumps into a cup and made himself some of the hot, bitter drink. It was utterly disgusting, but it was cheap, hot and it woke him up. So the young mechanic didn't mutter to himself about it like he did in the first few months of drinking it. Setting his mug down on the table beside the battered coffee- maker, he gave it a wipe before setting it back down on his table. And just as the first few customers came in and looked at his wares.The World In Pieces IV in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
He had been planning this for months now. The plan was that he would sell all he didn't need or all that his Hind couldn't carry, and hopefully after that his home-
Confederacy's interests in the Ancerious GalaxyThe Confederacy's interests in the new galaxy are simple. All they wish to do is go and acquire resources and recruit beings (no discrimination) to add to and expand the Confederacy. Resources will be used to expand the Confederate economy and war machine, and those recruited shall be, if they wish so, added into the Confederate military, and civilians will be reverted to the meritocratic lifestyle.Confederacy's interests in the Ancerious Galaxy in Profiles More Like This
Expeditionary force size: 50 ships.
Overall Commander: Lord Admiral Tserkov
1 Flagship, the "Rising Star"
5 Civilian ships (Supplies, Construction, Fabrication etc)
145,000 military personnel
75,000 tonnes of war materiel (vehicles, supplies etc)