ARC EnemiesThree ARC-170 fighters leapt into realspace and immediately keyed in their sensor systems as they scanned the area around them for signs of activity.ARC Enemies in Flash Fiction & Vignettes More Like This
“This is Gamma Three, I've got nothing on scope.”
“Gamma Two here, confirmed. Not reading anything, though those asteroids out to starward might be blocking our scans.”
Lieutenant Gran Torval looked over his own systems once again, confirming what his wingmen were telling him. “Copy that. Hodge, can you confirm anything within the asteroids?”
“Sweep says we're clean Lieutenant.” called back Davri Hodge from his cockpit. “Not getting any reading from the asteroids, there could be something there but unless you want to go fly around in that mess we're not going to know.”
Gran considered his options for a moment, he could order his flight into the asteroids to check out the possibility of any hostile presence, this was the stretch of the trade lane that had been getting hit over the
Retake the SkyRetake the Sky in Flash Fiction & Vignettes More Like This
The wanzer bucked violently, jolting Davin awake from his nap. He flipped his external cameras on and sure enough, the unit was underfire from the beach. Enemy triple A, tanks, and wanzers were firing on them from the dropzone. Time to go to work then. Davin slipped his feet into the control sleeves and gripped the arm controls. His licked his lips as he watched the beach come closer and closer, flexing his hands nervously as he watched the incoming fire.
“I'm hit!” someone shouted over the com.
Davin turned his head to watch one of his platoon-mates go plummeting into the water as his helo went down in flames. The wanzers were rated for up to ninety meters below the surface, any deeper and they'd be crushed. Thankfully the water there wasn't that deep. Two more of his mates were shot out of the air, one of them fatally. Davin's helo flew over the beach and he barked out the order.
“Deploy deploy deploy!”
The thrice repeated command released his wanzer from its
Having a Freakout“Is she still sedated?”Having a Freakout in Flash Fiction & Vignettes More Like This
“Seems that way, she's isn't moving.”
Voices. The voices were all around me. Unfamiliar. Where was I?
“Do you think those bindings will hold her?”
“Let's hope we don't find out.”
I shifted. My mind was groggy. What was wrong with me? Why couldn't I move?
“Hey, her heart rate is increasing.”
I wanted to open my eyes. They were so heavy. Everything was heavy. My whole body, heavy.
“Crap, I think she's waking up!”
Open. Open. OPEN!
My eyes were open. I knew that, I could feel my lids opening and closing as I blinked rapidly. So why couldn't I see? What was over my face? It was hard and cold. I didn't like it. I panicked and lashed out.
My whole world rocked, and suddenly everything was spinning. There was an alarm blaring. What was going on? Then my world bucked and a terrifying crunching screech sounded as everything came to a jarring halt. The metal thing on my f
Consular c50 Grenadier retrofitCONSULAR-CLASS CRUISER GRENADIER C50 RETROFITConsular c50 Grenadier retrofit in Profiles More Like This
CLASS: Light Assault Cruiser
LENGTH: 115 meters
SPEED/ACCELERATION: 1250km/h 2680G
ENGINE: Dynne 581 Radial Atomizer Engines(4)
HYPERDRIVE/BACKUP RATING: 1.5/2.0
ARMAMENT: Dual Light Turbolaser Cannons(2), Dual Medium Laser Cannons(2), Concussion Missile Launchers(2)
SPECIAL EQUIPMENT: Advanced communications and sensors suite
COMPLIMENT: Juggernaut HAV(1), AT-PT walkers(2), military speeder bikes(4)
CARGO CAPACITY: 2250 tons
CONSUMABLES: 6 Months
SPECIAL NOTES: light turbolasers are located one dorsal and one ventral, roughly a third of the way forwards. Medium laser cannons are mounted one port one starboard on the flanks of the ship just forwards and below the turbolasers. Concussion missile launchers and their magazine are located in what used to be the salon pod beneath the bridge. Entire midsection of ship has been raised and broadened to accommodate troops and their equipment. Underside of midsection has two l
Rain Streaked TearsRain Streaked Tears in Flash Fiction & Vignettes More Like This
Aira-ty woke with a panicked gasp of air as her eyes jolted open and she looked up at the cloud covered sky through her cracked visor as the rain poured down around her. She turned her head to the side, her viewscreen fizzling with static as its optics tried to process through the damaged system. All around her, the shattered bodies of her troops lay sprawled in death where the droids had shot them down. It had been a slaughter. She'd been unable to get them the support they'd needed and they had died for her failure. She'd failed them. Failed Jango's memory. Failed herself. Her viewscreen flickered again and she reached up, flicking the catch for the release on her helmet and letting it fall aside.
Her hair fell out in the mud as the cool rain pattered down her on face. She could feel the tears even if the rain obscured them. She reached down and touched the blaster wound in her side gingerly.
What was she doing here?
What did she hope to accomplish?
Who was she trying to save?
Baeliole, the Gray Death“This is Nebessor to Baeliole, scans are showing hyperspace signatures...confirmed, unidentified ships exiting hyperspace coreward to the convoy. Out seven klicks.”Baeliole, the Gray Death in Flash Fiction & Vignettes More Like This
“Sir, the Nebessor reports unknown ships jumping in.”
“I heard them Lieutenant.” Captain Graddeth said calmly as he stood on the Baeliole's bridge. “Status of Delta and Beta?”
“They're awaiting orders in their convoy positions sir.”
“Very well. Flight control, launch Theta. Have Sigma and Gamma on standby. Comms, signal the Nebessor and request further instructions.”
“Sir, craft are confirmed. Roughly two-dozen enemy starfighters and multiple ATRs with three supporting corvette or gunship analogues.”
“Only two dozen?” remarked Lieutenant-Commander Viness from besides Captain Graddeth. “They'll be torn to pieces.”
“No, if those are Alliance fighters then they'll have shields. Most likely X and Y-wing type starfig
Janus of Odell 2Sylmeria couldn't believe what was happening around her. Mere moments ago the room she was in had been a pulsing vibrant club with partying programs trying to forget their worries. Then while she was speaking with the club's owner Cyril who turned out to be the glitch Janus, Keepers had shown up and started decompiling everyone in the club with their breakers. Janus hadn't liked that, not at all, and after walking down onto the dance floor amidst the chaotic carnage and shattering the code lines of several Keepers he'd turned to Sylmeria and proffered his hand.Janus of Odell 2 in Flash Fiction & Vignettes More Like This
“May I have this dance?” he'd asked.
Sylmeria hadn't been sure what she was getting into, but she was sure that Janus was her best chance for not only surviving the massacre but also of getting out of Odell and so she'd taken his hand. Now she was being led throughout the club to a lively waltz being orchestrated by Janus who with each step annihilated another Keeper as he guided Sylmeria around the club in elegant t
Sins of Empire: CH 6 PT 1“I appreciate your visiting me.” Noah said tersely to his two guests. “But I am busy.”Sins of Empire: CH 6 PT 1 in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
“Yes, we know.” Grand General Tye said. “You've been breaking the backs of the shipyard workers and are now ready to not only launch the Vengeance but her two sister ships shortly as well!”
“It is an impressive feat.” Grand Admiral Novas added. “However there is another matter of growing concern.”
Noah turned to his two peers with mounting annoyance. “If you have a point, then make it.”
“The point is,” General Tye said. “Is that my granddaughter is in love with you, and your obvious aversion to such is causing her a great deal of stress.”
“Her affections mean nothing to me.” Noah said simply. “If you are again trying to get me to be her lover then your efforts are wasted.”
“She is behaving erratically.” Novas pressed. “She won't even speak with Aldred.&
Sins of Empire: CH 4 PT 3Kara sat in a meditative trance amidst the sanctuary gardens of the Order of Imperial Knights' Seminary. She'd not been here since her banishment from the Knight's and it felt so eerily like home that a part of her could not believe that she had ever left. It was within this shrine that the concentrated energies of the Weave were strongest, focused by forces unknown to any. That was why the site had been chosen as the Seminary's building site. For whatever incomprehensible reason, the Weave deemed this one spot important above others.Sins of Empire: CH 4 PT 3 in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
The novices and acolytes who were assigned to tend to the shrine had tried to bar her entrance only to be cast aside by a mere glance from her furious countenance. Now they worked around her, giving her wide berth as they whispered to each other, unsure of what to make of her presence. She wasn't unknown to them of course. How could she be? She was the only living apostate Knight. She was Kara the Betrayer. Kara the Harlot. Kara the Unfaithful. She'd hear
Sins of Empire: CH 2 PT 2"Aldred, I wish to discuss something with you." Thiera said as she stood looking out from the palace balcony at the sprawling cityscape that was the capital city. It never ceased to amaze her how beautifully blended technology and nature had been in the design and construction of Highast. It was a true tribute to the culture of the Twin Suns Empire, a culture she would go to any length to defend.Sins of Empire: CH 2 PT 2 in Short Stories More Like This
"Of course your Majesty." Aldred said with practiced deference.
"You are aware of Project Slip Knot?"
Aldred's presence in the Weave shifted to one of uncertainty. "The slip-stream engine your Majesty?"
Thiera smiled. "Yes, that is it exactly. I want to resume work on it."
There was a hesitancy in Aldred's voice as he spoke. "Your Eminence, that was the very system which crippled the Repulse. It was directly responsible for the late Emperor's death, Weave keep him."
"I know Aldred. I am well aware of the risks. I won't waste another large warship like the Repulse however. I want to use it on a
EverlostThe human mind is a weird thing.Everlost in Free Verse More Like This
It can change.
It can lose things.
You can uncontrollably think differently.
You can lose memories.
That's what they tell me.
Your mind can falter.
Your ideals can loose face.
You can act strange.
The brain finds new things important.
Whispers constantly muttering.
Quiet becomes loud.
Kind becomes selfish.
Scared becomes afraid.
They say it was sadness.
They say it was grief.
They talk about the old you.
Your mind is in everlost.
How does it change back?
LoveLove is enchanting and it takes you by surprise.Love in General More Like This
Don't let it go so quickly, but don't let it become a requited foe.
And don't be swayed, so easily by pretty smiles.
Only Fall in love with the thoughts inside.
But if the smile is cute, then girl, you're lucky to boot.
It's crazyIt's crazy in Free Verse More Like This
It's crazy, is it not?
I cry so easily,
sometimes even I think that tears should not fall.
It's not a sign of weakness, not to me.
Just an emotion.
It doesn't really mean to be sad,
or to be happy.
It is its own emotion, a strong one.
It's crazy, is it not?
You did not really do anything,
but I cried anyway.
My heart hurt and I felt lost.
I still do.
When realization hits you,
thats what it feels like.
You were honest, and I was not what I wanted to be.
It's crazy, is it not?
I didn't fully sob,
but the tears burnt my skin.
Thinking of happy things helped,
but it avoided the problem.
The problem needs to be solved.
I couldn't solve it.
It is not so great being honest,
but it's to your own benefit.
It's crazy, is it not?
EscapeWishful thinking that is left with disasterEscape in Free Verse More Like This
A simple desire that is no longer unwanted
Words unspoken and promises to break
Waiting for nothing more then to arrive
Liquid feeling and excitement to follow
Running fast, a need to find
Bittersweet love, masked with pain
You can't Escape
Where Did I go Wrong? She was dead.Where Did I go Wrong? in Short Stories More Like This
Step one you say we need to talk
He walks you say sit down it's just a talk
He smiles politely back at you
You stare politely right on through
Some sort of window to your right
As he goes left and you stay right
Between the lines of fear and blame
You begin to wonder why you came
It was late at night and there was barely a sound in the house, exept for the footsteps-loud footsteps. Someone was angry, but I did not know who. I didn't care. I just wanted to sleep. The sound of a collision between lamp and wall echoed down the hall into my room. I didn't know that she was the next thing that the lamp would hit. But, minutes later there he came, he, was the abusive boyfriend. The one I lived with. My best friend. She his girlfriend. I didn't know he was abusive. He was rough, but usually thats how guys are together.
Where did I go wrong, I lost a friend
Somewhere along in the bitterness
And I would have stayed up with
Just_2 We all turned to the direction of the sirens and breathed out in relief. Turning back to the man we noticed he was frozen in his spot. The man even started sweating. I can honestly say I started smiling. Yup, the idiot I am had started smiling and already rejoicing over nothing going wrong. The man would be sent away or to jail or whatever and My friends and i would be fine. Yeah, that's when reality, of course, hit.Just_2 in General More Like This
"Addie!" Juliana screamed.
I turned to look at Addie who was now being shoved into a car. Out of pure fear and terror I let out a scream. Juliana started attacking the man, but to no avail. She was pushed out of the way as the police came in and held the man at gun point who took his turn at smiling while I and Juliana were both frozen at the spot. the police officer looked confused at why he was smiling but didn't lower his gun. If you ever witnessed anyone at gunshot you would think this man was mental. He was either one happy to
My Crystal HeartMy crystal heart will never shatterMy Crystal Heart in Free Verse More Like This
I just need to keep climbing the wall
With rock solid raindrops falling from a gas like matter
My crystal heart will never shatter
Once I reach the top and clatter back down
You're voice calling out just won't matter
Afterall, my crystal heart will never shatter
the opinion of others holding me like shackles
The kindness of others unlocking the cuffs
In the end it just doesn't matter for
My crystal heart will never shatter
Sometimes, Even WhenSometimes we forget the simple thingsSometimes, Even When in Open More Like This
Even if we don't want to
Sometimes we are overcome with unexplained emotion
Sometimes we think our plans are foolproof
Even if we know its wrong
Sometimes bullets seep through our chests
Even if the gun isn't fired
Sometimes we forgive people
Even if the act is unforgivable
Sometimes we are blinded by the light
Even when we are in the shadows
Sometimes we rip up paper
Even if we don't want them to break
Sometimes we cry
Even if we are happy
HereIt was a fond memory I held with him. It was sweet. I could almost not believe that at this very moment I stand next to him once again. The memory I had was love. Not so much his love for me, but of my love. It was a one-sided love. He treated me as a friend and for some reason I was okay with that. That was during High School.Here in Short Stories More Like This
Now, it is time to grow up. This is college and nothing has changed. I stand next to him and he still feels nothing, but for some reason my heart still beats fast. I thought the summer had made me forget my one-sided love. I am disappointed to say it hasn't. I stand next to the man I love and he isn't affected. He just greets me with a hello and walks away.
I had confessed before. He, however, just smiled and ignored it. He didn't want the friendship to be ruined. It's still a rejection though. A rejection I can't get over.
And that's all. Because here I stand alone. I, I'm still here, and I'm okay with that
Just _7- CONTINUEDI sat down uncertaintly. I guessed this was the only place we could talk about the matte at hand privatley. But, hey, who was I kidding? I was now as nervous as she was at first; sitting on the floor infront of a woman who I had noticed wore way, way, to much make-up. I hoped to god, this wasn't a mistake. That she wasn't here to kidnap me and the actuall worker was still looking through compartments for me.Just _7- CONTINUED in General More Like This
What ever she was going to tell me was currently the only thing keeping me from asking a million questions in suspicun before she started talking. Which she had took the oportune moment to start talking. The moment I had started to notice besides the huge amount of make-up on her face, her hair which currently was blonde, had darkk black roots. Yes, this is what happens when a you stare at someone waiting for them to say something. You notice things you don't want to notice. Cause if your nervous, you become more nervous from little details that normally wouldn't be sus
Empire Application Sheet: 2057 UpdateName:Empire Application Sheet: 2057 Update in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
SSC, (Sciastenos Centum)
OOC note: SSC virtually never states what SSC actually stands for, so there should be virtually no reason to say the whole thing in RP.
Date of Founding:
December 20th 1465 unofficial, April 12th 1917 official.
Modern with clear multi-ethnic standards.
My Original Version:
Myric’s Turbocharged Version:
Official – “Ventis Secundis Semper Peragemus” (“With favorable winds ever onward”)
Original Galaxy: The Hub, Atreus, Harnett, Port Aries(mars), Port Triton (Neptune),
Ancerius Galaxy: Port(s): A
Haran Strait 12:01:42 Tenebrae-Immortal Empire Battle Front, 2056Haran Strait in Short Stories More Like This
As with anything else time brought changes and those changes for the science fleet operating just outside of Immortal empire space changes brought a certain weight to their role in the ongoing conflict. The formal declaration of conflict had been issued a few months prior, admittedly less an actual declaration but rather a statement intended as symbolism. The folks up to who signed it understood it was more or less a cold war declaration. If the Immortal Empire didn’t actively initiate aggression there would be none in return. The flux however, were included in the declaration had already initiated aggression and they were not granted the formality of a cold war status. Even the flux’s botched negotiations attempt which ironically went through all the wrong channels seemingly demonstrating an utter lack or regard for the culture with which they attempted communications further aggravated the situation. When one a
The Ensign's MarkSpace itself is empty as we all know immeasurable distances in between which lay those few oases that we call habitable planets. Today’s events occur at just such an oasis, a small artificial habitation called Port Asur it is the first formal meeting between two nations, and by extension several species and races. Here we have the unnatural form of the Star Base known as Port Asur itself, its hull still pockmarked from intense but brief fighting just weeks prior. The starbase is one of the largest of it’s sort, a simple assemblage of a central cylindrical mass with several outer habitation, industrial, and defensive rings all attached by gracefully designed struts and connections that appear with the regularity of spokes in a wheel. The overall design is unique to just one nation, the Sciastenos centum or as they prefer the SSC. As with any major habitation surrounded by a harsh and unforgiving environment the bulk of commercial traffic flits about the area of the stThe Ensign's Mark in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
Rothera Weekly Dispatch======================================Rothera Weekly Dispatch in Short Stories More Like This
| Transmission Date: 06-27-2055 |
| Transmission Time: 09:38:00 hours |
| Transmission Source: 001A-AGP |
Territorial Navy increases patrols.
Early this morning it came to our notice here at Rothera weekly that the Territorial navy has tripled its patrols in recent days. In establishing a remote division on the other side of the spatial rift we have seen significant delays in shutting material and personnel to the Ancerius galactic locations. The tightening of security has gone to the point of extreme scrutiny of personal items and authenticating documents. While the Sector Authority has released a number of documents regarding what one is to have ready for inspectors if they choose to travel it seems as if the information required is a bit much. Some have called it rightfully thorough however others have been caught flat-footed by the changes in national
The First Hour January 5th 2503: National History Channel, Galactic MysteryThe First Hour in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
The show aired late in the day about nine in the evening for most localities, and it was arranged as normal. The introduction was that of a photo-film montage of mankind’s historical events all streaming past the viewer’s vision towards a point as the great inventions of given time periods flitted across the edges of the screen. As the view panned slowly downwards with the date shown up top ever increasing towards the current year a glowing point was seen before finally a flash of white light and the Galactic Mystery Logo appearing from the white light and the background stabilizing to that of a swirling milky way. The image faded to black before refocusing on that of the shows normal set with an individual standing before the camera. The person present clearly was the host as he was the only one present on a set full of artifacts from the time period in question as he had always been; he was dressed quite
Rothera Weekly Headlines======================================Rothera Weekly Headlines in Short Stories More Like This
| Transmission Date: 04-03-2053 |
| Transmission Time: 09:05:00 hours |
| Transmission Source: 001A-AGP |
THE FIRST WAVE LANDS!
Very early this morning the final governmental clearances were signed as the Colonial Health & Safety Agency issued the results of its extensive survey within the core sector. With the final approval signature by Field Marshal Soane the first wave of colonizers and associated support personnel have begun the first landings on three solar systems discovered to be present within the Asur Sector.
As we under stand it each of the systems has planets that are habitable some with unusual but acceptable stellar situations. One planet already nicknamed Ebla, is actually a large fragment that apparently orbits close about a pulsar acting as a gravity and radiation shield for the habitable planets furthest out. Another such situation can be
Dogger Bank 12:49:39 400 Kilometers aft of Coalition ForcesDogger Bank in Short Stories More Like This
The battle between the Coalition took on its latest escalation as further shots were traded across the common distances of naval combat. Destructive energies crossed the range either missing or delivering incalculable amounts of damage no longer confined by common terms. The two seemed locked in a stalemate of sorts as it appeared that no one had heeded the earlier distress signal, or had they? Arriving without the expected fanfare of exiting a speed that multiplied the concept of faster than light by several magnitudes of order the first of SSC’s battle group arrived to the rear of the Coalition forces. The three vessels faded into existence, in a formation that could be called arrowhead but in reality given the central vessel’s length compared to her two compatriots more resembled a diamond. At the heart of the formation lay the spinal Carrier, SCS Andex to the portside was the SCS Sliver
Snapshot: The Oo'OlSpecies: Oo’OlSnapshot: The Oo'Ol in Short Stories More Like This
Home Region: Estimated to be on the other side of the galactic core
The Oo’Ol were the great mystery of space for the longest time as they defied all means to quantify or identify what these creatures were. Little did we know, they have been to earth to feed numerous times in history. The clearest depiction of Oo’Ol activity on earth can be seen in South America with the depictions of hybrid infants in Olmec stone art as well as metal artifacts that would be uncovered in 1962. Some have suggested that the Oo’Ol harvested the entire Olmec culture or perhaps carried them off to wherever. Were this true and had this happened repeated times then it might explain the numerous ‘lost’ cultures of earth as well as several cultural myths about hidden or lost landmasses such as Avalon or Atlantis.
The regularity with which these creatures come to earth is absolutely unnerving as the frequency, original
Rothera Weekly Headlines======================================Rothera Weekly Headlines in Short Stories More Like This
| Transmission Date: 04-27-2053 |
| Transmission Time: 07:01:00 hours |
| Transmission Source: 001A-AGP |
Naval Battle at Port Asur Escalates.
The navy conducted a surprise raid against secessionist forces under Field Marshal Sloane today which seems to have been in conjunction with the boarding action against Port Asur. While the information from the front is still sketchy at best it has been confirmed that the 1st, 2nd, 3rd, and 4th, core fleets are actively engaged in the hostilities against forces under Field Marshal Sloane. Rumors from the front indicate a seeming lack of quarter given between the two opposing forces and it has been whispered that the First Prime himself is leading the naval action from the flagship of the 1st Core fleet. This will be the second time in history that this much naval hardware and firepower has been used to handle an enem
DHR's application to AnceriousRULES:DHR's application to Ancerious in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
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Name: DHR, Drakenhoth Republic.
Date of Founding:
The DHR’s precursor state was formed with the Germanic unification efforts at the end of the 1800’s. A formal state rose to power in time for the First World War and subsequently due to reparations and restrictions imposed after the war fell on hard times. The second world war saw the Unified German states rise from the ashes yet again, as a critical allied power. The post war period saw great economic and political growth, which led to the state becoming the Drakenhoth Repiblik in late 1971, with the election of a mysterious leader. The DHR’s national cultural identity in its current form formally arose with the Exodus from earth during the final battles with the Anarchs in 2054.
See significant races section, no demographics are currently available.
DHR culture has been
The Exceion SystemEXCEION SYSTEM:- The first Solar system to be Settled by the imperial Empire of Tenebrae in the Ancerious Galaxy. The Exceion system was what would become a Stepping Stone and Way Station for Imperial Trade and Mining ships that would eventually enter the Region, as well as an Effective and Extensive military capital from which to expand, defend, and to develop its new Claims.The Exceion System in Settings More Like This
Originally Discovered and mapped by an Imperial Scientific Exploration Fleet, The Exceion system was found to yield high amounts of metals and natural resources within many of its smaller orbital bodies. And as such multiple Mining operations were put into operation, and planetary cutter ships, Ore Processing stations and mining colonies were established on many of its moons or smaller rocky planets.
Edit:- Immediately following the Attack on the Exceion system by the Immortal Empire, and the subsequent Glassing of both of it's Eco-system bearing planets.
The Tenebrean Government was Quick to Rebuild/Re-Engineer
The Dominus (The Crash)"I tell ya man, The Mainsprings are going to rock the season! there's never been a better War-dome Team yet." Morris said as he and his Partner Lake, made their way back to the Garbage shuttle, having just dumped the last Cargo of Trash from Erdanis streets for the night. the thick hooded overalls they wore under their heavy duty Workers V.E.A.s doing well to protect them from the damp cold of the falling rain that had being going on throughout the day, and. Judging by the thunder rolling out of the south. would most likely keep going tommarrow.The Dominus (The Crash) in Sketches More Like This
"Buddy, you got no idea of that!" Lake shot back "That rooky team ain't... gonna... last..." he trailed off as a rumbling Electrical hum swelled in from the southeast, the tell tail sound of one of the Ships of Tenebrae using it's A-Grav Engines to fly low to the ground. growing louder as Morris turned to follow his upward gaze in the direction of the sound. in time to catch the running lights of a Planetary cruiser flying at an odd angle em
The Guardian (A Meeting)The Guardian (A Meeting) in Settings More Like This
Hargun shifted his position in his command chair and coughed roughly, taking a few moments afterward to catch his breath. The pains in his chest had subsided in the past few weeks but they were still there. Physically painful reminders of the loss of the aurora and his poor physical state still haunting him without rest, and the last few months had not helped.
Normania firing on several continents and wiping them off the face of the earth, the Alliance leaving earth, A Tenebrean Cargo cruiser being overrun and crashing into the Asgard station infecting part of it. And now A Renegade of A Tenebrean Faction known as the timecasters Hijacking one of the world's most powerful weapons and stealing it for the very figure that had betrayed the union.
"Sotek." he cursed under his breath. "What are you planning?" only the sounds of the crew going about their tasks on the bridge around him answered.
"Sir. We have updates on the planets surface scans." An officer sitting at a co
The Guardian ( The Transmission)The Guardian ( The Transmission) in Sketches More Like This
>> IT WON'T TAKE MUCH LONGER.
>> HOW MUCH LONGER?
>>LESS THEN A WEEK AND A HALF, WE JUST NEED TO GET THE SHIP TO THE JOB SITE AND GET IT SET UP, AFTER THAT I LEAVE ON ROTATION AND I'LL GET ON ONE OF THE FIRST TRANSPORTS BACK HOME.
>> I PROMISE.
The messages Appeared on the messaging window pulled up to the front of the crystal screen as Hinzler Typed swiftly on its touch pad keyboard. Pausing at moments to see the responses that came up.
Around him the communications Room was nearly empty save for the comm. Officer sitting next to him and An officer wearing what looked like a union of Worlds uniform sitting at the Console across from them. Save for them nearly every other terminal was set to automatic relay mode, not that there was much need for it while they were moving towards their intended destination.
"Talking to your girlfriend Hinzler?" The Man sitting at the Communications terminal next to him asked quietly.
"Yes Thank you so much for reading my messages ove
The Obcasio SystemOBCASIO SYSTEM:- one of the more recent systems to be colonized by the Tenebrean Empire in the ancerious galaxy. The Obcasio system was discovered via long range grid scans originating from the Exceion system, and was colonized following the Fifth wave of expansion by Tenebrae to spread its territories further into the, at the time largely unknown regions of the Ancerious galaxy.The Obcasio System in Settings More Like This
Following this latest Expansion, Obcasio Became a Pioneer way station system of sorts on the edge of the vast and largely unmapped region between the tenebrean Colony region and the Golden expanse several million light years further up the spiral of ancerious.
As a result of its location, the Obcasio system Functions for multiple allied empires and Tenebrean factions and companies “Largely mining and Salvage ships as a trading hub system and Last stop before going further out into unexplored regions.
It might be noted that during the Natza kartania incident, the Obcasio system and its settlements were
Tenebrae Factions: DEMITRONER'STenebrae Factions: DEMITRONER'S in Profiles More Like This
Citizens and workers from the high tech city/state of Demitron (12%)
SPECIES: Human, Calvara, Virtual and energy beings, Automatons, Raudona and Automatia Drakes, "Any species that are known to be tech Savy that comes across from the towers."
APPEARIANCE: Most of the Demetronian Population are know to either organic or partially or completely cybernetic in appearance. They are known to have a rather normal build to their form. Depending on their species, Most are known to wear Dark highly modern styles of clothing bearing heavy Tenebrean influence.
Physical:- Physically Demitroners are Rather fit, most using a combination of high tech enhancements and nanite technology coupled with regular exercise to keep themselves in shape as their jobs and lifestyle do require a fair deal of running around. Calvaras in Demitron are strikingly different from other in the nation most have cybernetics built into their bodies and wear visors, and their bones are known to be either metallic
Tenebrae News Update 2This is an Tenebrean Imperial News Report, being Transmitted and brought live to you from Tenebrae City.Tenebrae News Update 2 in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
There was Uproar today among the Traders and Stockholders of Cordell Industrial and Manufacturing, as two of the Company's Uppermost Members Vanished without Warning or Trace in the past few Days. Simon Hedrick, Chairmen of the city of Erdani's CI&M Mining and manufacturing Division and the Company's Well Known C.E.O. Barret Cordell II.
Both Went missing in the early Hours of Yesterday, and have not been heard from sense. Prompting Police and Other Law enforcement Officials To launch a massive Investigation and Manhunt Across Several Tenebrae cities and Colonies.
T.C.P.D. Chief. Richard Furvus had this to Say.
"It is Unclear so Far, Just what occurred with these men. I Really cant say much on my Departments Suspicions on Hedrick, But For Cordell... We.. Are.. Considering Foul play to Be Possible, Lot of People Still Rather Sore about His Involvement in the Kashmir Incident. But we a
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 /
The Echos of Tenebrae, Previews"Heard that the higher-ups had to pull this crew together, something about a problem in the sub-levels, short staffed i guess" Modesitt said as the tram pulled up to the machine bay's Station, the grate metal doors opening with a jerk. "must be some hell ova mess down there."The Echos of Tenebrae, Previews in Settings More Like This
"so long as It's overtime, I'm Game for whatever shite they'll have us doing." Overton said with a grin on his face, as the crew filed out of the Tram car onto the grate flloor of the slightly elevated station of the cavernous hanger like building, men in grey overalls and coveralls, their Heavy duty workers and engineers V.E.A.s glowing faintly manned the scaffold like machine docks and bays lining the thick girdered walls and in rows across the stained concrete floor, an environment much like a massive AutoCraft garage. lit dimly by amber crystal bulb light fixtures hanging high above.
"Some place." Eddie Said. crossing his arms. "Only things that're different from the assembly lines is the equipment
Tenebrae News Update 1This is an Tenebrean Imperial News Report, being Transmitted and brought live to you from Tenebrae City.Tenebrae News Update 1 in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
Chaos Erupted in the lower districts and Regions of Tenebrae city today, as massive reports of sudden mass assaults and riots flooded the Tenebrae. City. Police. Department. Precincts at noontime. There are confirmed reports of hundreds injured and Several million Auro's in Property and Autocraft damage being left in its wake. Although Imperium Military police and Security Squads were Successful in Bringing the Rioters under control, The cause of the riots are as of yet still unknown.
In other news, the Ansonia Clock tower Building Collapsed in the Lower districts of Tenebrae city today following the Riots That tore through the area. Witnesses Report that "A Giant Human Gorilla/ Bulldozer and "You'll have to bear with us on this." A Small Green man. Destroyed the support pillars Causing the Tower to Collapse on itself. Several T.C.P.D. Officers and Civilians Were Injured by the Debr
1The dark void of space was suddenly torn apart to make way for the circular interdimensional portals and out of the portals came several IRS ships. The fleet was compromised of ten Crusader-class Cruisers, 3 Cerberus-class battleships and one Revolution-class Flagship which was designated as the R.N.S 'Iron Lightning'. The IRS ships moved towards the unknown Tenebrae Ship-breaking facility that recently was taken over by hostiles unheard of. The facility's defences, as soon as their sensors detected the materialisation of IRS ships into space, turned their turrets towards the incoming IRS fleet. They opened fire, spewing out lasers and sizable projectiles at the enemy ships.1 in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
In response the IRS ships activated their shields that produced a blue-ish cocoon of solid energy that covered every inch of the ships except their weapons, hangar bays and escape pods. The shielding effectively dissipated the lasers and small projectile fire but not the atomic shell. An atomic shell made contact w
For A New Red Universe- Separatist IntroLenin PrimeFor A New Red Universe- Separatist Intro in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
12 30 Hours Standard Galactic Time
"Comrade General, what do you want to see me for?" asked Haren as he gave a crisp salute to his superior, General Farridiya. Farridiya returned his salute.
"Admiral, the higher-ups have assigned you a new mission for you and your fleet and I have been tasked to tell you about it," Farridiya said. The senior Admiral's face didn't glow cheerfully as before when a new mission have been assigned. His eyebrows shifted upwards, expressing his inner curiosity at what his leaders have ordered him to do. He wondered. A new invasion? Reinforcing the Separatist lines? Raiding an enemy convoy?
"What have they ordered me to do, sir?"
"You have been assigned to set up a new settlement in a new galaxy we have found of high value and secure it," answered the General. Haren was surprised. This was a mission he had never been assigned to. He had always been tasked to support the
Timeline part 2Timeline part 2 in Short Stories More Like This
2031: A.T.O resumes their military operations against TDF. This time, the A.T.O forces were equipped with more mordern weapons and equipment and almost bested TDF if not for TDF's unmatched resolve and experience fighting in the jungles and the desert terrain. However, the A.T.O were beginning to be impatient and increased the number of the attacking troops and soon deployed stronger weapons known as Juggernauts, soldiers with a advanced prototype body suit that enhances the weare, and used them against TDF. Morale in TDF begins to fall and some territories were captured. Target planned a counterattack against the A.T.O to take back their lost territories and named this operation Operation Deepstrike. Target voluntarily participated in the operation and morale soared in his presence. The Juggernauts were beaten by the overwhelming hails of bullets and rocket projectiles and the A.T.O were pushed out of TDF's territories. The A.T.O begins to detrioriate with the rising costs of equipmen
The Struggle: Haron Chapter 3Chapter 3: The ZealotThe Struggle: Haron Chapter 3 in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
Arzuga brought up his Plasma Shotgun and blasted a Warrior that was going to pouce on him. He next activated his energy blade device that was mounted on his left wrist and stabbed the blue shimmering blade of energy deep into the heart of another attacking warrior. He rolled to the nearest cover when the third Warrior brought his pulse chaingun to activation and fired it at his direction. It kept firing at the concrete wall where Arzuga was taking cover and came closer. The Warrior, an agile, strong and fast cybernetic humanoid that acts as elite troops and flankers for the Nagron army, stopped firing and deactivated it's weapon and instead turned on two orange coloured energy blades that came from a device mounted on its wrists. Unlike his blue blades, the Warrior's blade was far more advanced with the ability to change its design, blade size and length and was orange in co
STR:RS Chapter 2 : Striking DawnSTR:RS Chapter 2 : Striking DawnSTR:RS Chapter 2 : Striking Dawn in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
[Orbital Station 'Striking Dawn']
His eyes cannot see it. His mind cannot process it anymore. His fingers closed into a clenched fist. His whole body from head to toe shivered in anger and disbelief. That was the condition Autarch Target was in as his eyeballs fixed on the screen in one of the many corridors of the Orbital Station. There on the screen was a huge reddish white mushroom cloud that slowly rose to the sky as time passed. All those people that died for no reason he thought. He swore that he would to any lengths to find out if this was an accident or not. The Autarch simply wanted to stretch his legs and that happened. He was furious, but he regained back some of his composure and his mind went on intellectual mode. "Surely the somebody can give me an answer," muttered Target under his breath. He quickly dashed to the meeting room, evading the ranks of
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
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
The Allliance of the UoW and IRSFirebase Hergalus, Planet Daximus, Daximan SystemThe Allliance of the UoW and IRS in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
16 00 SGT, 16-2-2099
A dropship entered the icy atmosphere of the Ice World Daximus. It proceeded it's way towards Firebase Hergalus, which was the Interstellar Republic of Singapore's headquarters for operations in the Daximan System. Unlike other firebases or headquarters which had a large network of military installations and structures, lines of tanks and vehicles in the depot, patrols of aircraft, regiments of soldiers marching here and there and busy transport trucks carrying equipement, weapons or materials to and fro, Firebase Hergalus was nothing but just turrets on the ridge lines of the snow-capped mountains, a landing pad outside what it looked like a towering grey-black blast-proof entrance. As the dropship descended, it's thrusters sent the snow covering the landing pad in all directions. It landed and it's engines whimmed to a stop.
The doors of the dropship opened, revealing a huge humanoid clad in gold armor with ten so
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
Interstellar Republic of Singapore informatonInterstellar Republic of Singapore informaton in Settings More Like This
Name: Interstellar Republic of Singapore
DATE OF FOUNDING: Singapore dates back all the way to 1965, but the Interstellar Republic of Singapore was officially formed alongside Russia, China and Indonesia in 2053 after the U.N War.
MAJORITY SPECIES: Humans, Humana Virus (LUCIFER Mutants) and also sub-humans that underwent mutations due to conditions on their home planet.
CULTURE: There are many cultures, old and new, but the most common trait of IRS citizens is their nationalistic zeal and patriotism in their country. They believe that Singaporean nationalism is a perfect source of power to unify their society and strengthen it further in the process. This nationalistic culture is heavily influenced by strong-willed nationalists such as Ayman.
MOTTO: Majulah Singapura! (Onward Singapore!)
ANTHEM: Majulah Singapura (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OebyMin4SR8)
SUB CAPITALS: none
OFFICIAL LANGUAGE: English
My Vision for a Perfect WorldA world where justice is served, but justice is relative.My Vision for a Perfect World in Fantasy More Like This
A world that kills the criminals and honors the saints.
A world that is cared for above all, even ourselves.
Requiring us to sacrifice our faith, culture, and tradition.
A world where the world believes nothing without proof.
A world that disposes the incapable and rewards the skilled.
But still gives the middle class a chance to prosper.
A world where everyone is rich; poverty and third world countries extinct.
A world where resources are replaced with unlimited capacities.
A world that is free of guns and violence, because we choose it.
A world where the people make the choices with no exterior pressure.
A world where religion is legend, only taught as part of primitive history.
A world that knows everything with no secrets withheld.
A world without race, where we judge people from their actions.
Not the skin they never chose to wear.
A world on one mind track.
A world with
Just WhyWhy.Just Why in Traditional Fixed Forms More Like This
Why do I miss?
Why do I insist
For that one lifetime kiss?
Why do I feel bad
Every moment I stand
From morning, to midnight, to holding her hand?
Is it that I dont?
That courage shows no face
Imaginary visions of a lifetime in place?
Its not love or hate,
Or want, or need.
Its something quite more...Can it be greed?
I stare at her longingly
Waiting for a chance
As an eagle shows cunning, she shows no romance.
But wait, then I realize
What if its me?
What if Im the one with no guarantee
Of a lifetime of happiness?
I know its a lie
To even consider a lifeless goodbye.
I shall ask her
Within some time
Why do you avoid me? All I need is a sign!
But I shall receive
No reply in return
Ignoring is painful and as deep as a burn.
I have been given
Many, MANY chances
To build up the courage, and make my advances.
Her lips, her eyes, her teeth, her "sighs"
Distract me from whatever might be a disguise.
Beneath all the pain
ApocolypseFiery breath of putrid airApocolypse in Open More Like This
I stand and wake again.
All across the land and sea
Death breaks or makes a man.
Destroyed apocalyptic town
Replaced by tall and mighty mound.
If world was life, we killed it all
Except one thing, a bright red ball.
All is brown, all is grey
I wonder now what God would say.
When he sees what weve become
Clouds of sand erase the sun.
When that balls rolls down the street
At least, whats left of it.
I see the corpse it passes by
And then it finally hit.
They all are dead, except for me
I gaze out past the furthest sea.
We took it all, were all insane
My lungs fill up, I scream in pain.
There is no air to sustain life
I grab my throat, think of my wife.
The ball will then stop at my head
My eyes go wide as I drop dead.
Job CompilationI really want a jobJob Compilation in Free Verse More Like This
I really want it now
I really want a chance to work
I really want some money
thats about it.
I want thee
I want thee to belong to me.
Belong to me
Thee I want
Money made right on the spot.
Spot is money
Cow now howd you like it wow.
Look theres a job.
Why am I not there?
Making money where I dare cannot care?
But then I care
Because I want
To buy my stuff goddamn want.
Theres no rhymes for want that I want.
I want one.
Alright people, lets clean up the set. Great job to everyone!
Phil! Wheres my coffee cup!?
120050% of people are respectful.1200 in Humor More Like This
50% of people are mean.
50% of people have a pool.
50% of people shave their legs.
50% of people have clinically-induced stool hardeners.
50% of people just dont have a good day.
50% of people look mad, but have sun in their eyes.
50% of people buy potatoes at the supermarket.
50% of people annoy others when they sneeze.
50% of people need to get rid of that freakin mole!
50% of people love to hate their job.
50% of people go on /b/.
50% of people are mutants.
50% of people join the Mutant Alliance Association.
50% of people in MAA are not really mutants.
50% of people eat soylant green (not people).
50% of people try to talk like Samuel L. Jackson.
50% of people dont hear the meteorite heading straight for their face.
50% of people think about feet too much.
50% of people finally realize how overrated sex really is.
50% of people want to spray a fire extinguisher 24/7.
50% of people stole a gum pack from a hobo.
50% of people
HopeAll across lifeHope in Traditional Fixed Forms More Like This
There are these rules
Rules of men
And rules of fools
We follow these sayings
Looking for hope
Scanning for lies
Holding a rope
That shall pull us
In the right place
But when we fail
We cannot face
All of our failures
That put us to shame
Taking us out
Put us in the rain
Waiting for someone
Someone to love
Someone to long for
Because of our longing
We get left out
And then all we strive for
Will turn around
Depression is essential
To our own life
If we do not then
There is no strife
No con, no pro
That is a fact
If there is no evil
Then good might lack
And when I say this
That everyone has
A mask to disguise
Theyre own real side
Its a façade
Someplace to hide from
A world full of God
If we admit it
Then there can be hope
Instead of scanning for lies
And holding a rope
That shall pull us
In the wrong place
We must join together
The whole human race
Dissecting PhobiasWhy is it that when I see the dark, I fear?Dissecting Phobias in Philosophy & Perspectives More Like This
~Its a paranoid sense of uneasiness absorbed from movies.
~Its curiosity overpowering reasoning when you investigate that disturbing sound down the hall.
~Its the abandoned, uninhabitable environments that we survey to make sure our established normality stays within our comfort zone.
~We dont know whats there, and what we cant seewe fear.
~People fear God. People fear the sea. People fear that dark sport in the corner of the room, letting their imagination overcome their reasoning and what we know not to believe suddenly exists with no doubt in our mind.
~Our society has promoted and supported the instantaneous access to all knowledge, and encourages us to find an answer even if one might not be readily available. Keeping this in mind, we find it essential to come up with creatures and monsters, because we secretly want them to exist. Theres not enough action in our lives, and the na
CapitalismPeople and thingsCapitalism in Free Verse More Like This
Like lies goes with kings
Are tied to each other like angels and wings.
We need recreation
To meet expectation
Of fulfilling a life with the least desperation.
We want more we cry more
We want less we digress
To taking it all and leaving more stress.
We vote when we want
We shout when in need
But what comes in return from this old nations creed?
As if theres no alternative
To discuss or debate
Communists, monarchs, fascists desecrate.
Disloyalty in mistrust
A league of nations gone as authority erupts.
Power controls hunger
Hunger controls humanity
Humanity strives and thrives from Bushs own insanity.
The Hitchhiker Another filthy beasts day reached dusk. The next corpse arrives at dawn The Hitchhiker in Mystery & Suspense More Like This
What was that, honey? She yelled from the other room.
Ohnothing! Im just talking to myself. Im going to go out for a drive.
You know I dont like you taking those midnight drives! There are dangerous people out there!
There was huff from the other room, followed by the clanking of high heel shoes on the tiled floor, I mean were only a few miles away from that darned prison! Remember what Mrs. Rose said? How her husband was murdered when he was hitchhiking down the road? She walked into the room and stood in front of me with her hands on her hips, It just doesnt seem right when they let people like that live!
Hey, hey theres nothing to worry about, alright? Listen, I know you&
ForgottenTwo times in a lifeForgotten in Traditional Fixed Forms More Like This
Were times to remember
9/11 was one
Harris fire near December
Both are related
Both things had loss
One was the loved ones
Another were costs
Twin towers had started
A war with no end
The fire will be forgotten
Within months five or ten
But what is the point
Of remembering the past
When it'll happen again
With even less class
People were scared
That is a fact
And we don't admit it because
Then faith might lack
9/11 lives on
Where more people lied
But the fires are lost
Because not enough people died
Faery Tale - Chapter SixFaery Tale - Chapter Six in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
Chapter Six: A lingering headache
Itachi's never going to let this one go, thought Sasuke. He cursed any entity, person, or country worth cursing as he stood in the dark, holding a green slipper while the clock struck midnight.
Not only was he useless as a soldier, he also couldn't catch a single rookie thief. And a scrawny teenage girl at that. He felt his headache growing stronger at the thought of his brother finding out. Itachi always had a way of knowing things he shouldn't.
It's that blonde. He messed everything up.
Sasuke could have easily overpowered him had they gotten into a fight. But that girl ..Agh. He raised a hand to the back of his neck, it was beginning to swell. He hoped it wouldn't be too noticeable. A headache he could deal with, but a bump on his head would make him the butt of every joke. Every Itachi joke, that is.
He glanced again at the shoe. It didn't appear all that expensive or special. It probably came
Faery Tale - Chapter NineFaery Tale - Chapter Nine in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
Chapter Nine: What we're made for
Naruto forced another grin. He didn't want to talk about his past if he could avoid it, and Sakura seemed smart enough to understand. After her impromptu offer to join their crew, she thanked him and left, mumbling something about preparing reports for her absent master.
With more time on his hands than he wanted, and no mission in sight; he decided to do a bit of exploring. He couldn't go to sleep yet, so he decided to memorize the layout of the house in the case of an emergency. From the size of it, he figured it could shelter twenty or thirty people maximum. There were two visible exits; one in the kitchen and another near the stairs. If the doors were barred, he could easily jump from any second floor window; his abnormal agility allowed him many near impossible feats.
He went back and forth between the rooms trying to find hidden passages, to no avail. Either the owner of this house was a genius at keeping secrets or naively str
Faery Tale - Chapter ThirteenChapter Thirteen: RevelationsFaery Tale - Chapter Thirteen in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
Sasuke closed his eyes and tried to shut out the noises: Itachi's clock, the rain, people moving in the corridor outside and even the girl's breathing.
Sakura, he reminded himself.
She wasn't willing to give them her name at first, but a cup of tea made everyone feel better about their current situation. Itachi ordered him to go back to his room and rest, but Sasuke ignored the "brotherly advice" and sat on the first chair in sight. His brother smiled at the gesture and asked him to sit tight, they were out of medicinal tea and only Itachi would be able to get more without arousing suspicion.
Sasuke gritted his teeth in annoyance. He had to suppress his dislike for being in his older brother's room. He avoided it for so many years and would have gladly continued had he not needed some answers.
He took a deep breath and opened his eyes, taking in the scenery of the great garden being drenched by he
Faery Tale - Chapter SeventeenChapter 17: BewitchedFaery Tale - Chapter Seventeen in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
In her mind, Sakura struggled to get dressed and prepare her master's mission reports; surely the old woman would be angered by the delay. One of these days someone else would have to help with the reports. The girl tried to lift a heavy blanket from her chest and suppressed a sneeze which led to a heavy bout of coughing. When a throbbing sensation hit her lungs, she stopped any attempt at moving and tried to numb the pain. Another strange sensation made her mind snap with clarity, she was wearing a very soft silk dress. Where did that come from?
There was a brief moment of disorientation as she tried to take in her surroundings. She was in a silent room, the barred window to her left signaled the deep dark before dawn. Her eyes tried to adjust to the darkness but there were no candles in sight. There was one door only, and a few indistinguishable pieces of furniture. The room didn't feel cold at all, and the bed she slept in was very warm and comfortable, not to
Faery Tale - Chapter EighteenChapter 18: Of liars and special spiesFaery Tale - Chapter Eighteen in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
"Don't drink too fast, you'll choke," Kakashi told her offhandedly as he cleaned his weapons in preparation for another espionage attempt.
"You're going again?" Sakura stared at her medicine bottle blankly, "If he catches you "
"He won't, I've been camping here for months. If I can't find more Intel, then there's no point in wasting another night," and then he was quiet. That was probably more than anything he said in the past few days. When he had saved her, he appeared to be an average conversationalist, but once she was able to stand on her own, his silence and absence stretched on. This mission took first priority, and Sakura refused to delude herself otherwise. She was just a witness; one more tool, one more foolish pawn in a game of intrigue played by people much wiser and stronger than herself.
I won't play this game anymore, she silently promised and downed the remainder of her medicine in one gulp. The fact that she did not c
Faery Tale - Chapter TenFaery Tale - Chapter Ten in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
Chapter Ten: Hunter's moon
He got up from bed and changed his clothes the third morning after. He didn't want to spend one more idle moment "resting". The medic advised one week of healing, but Sasuke couldn't care less. He was feeling better already and the swelling had almost disappeared. In his mind, every moment spent in this room was stolen from his opportunity for revenge. He needed to investigate and do research. He needed to find that girl, and more importantly, retrieve what was stolen that night.
To keep himself from going insane, Sasuke dedicated every waking moment in the last three days to remembering details of that evening: the pink girl's behavior, her words, her dress, and the map she had. He gritted his teeth when he thought of the blonde's timely rescue and his garish green outfit. His flawless stance indicated a soldier's training, was this all a coincidence or not?
Sasuke initially thought they were a team, but the girl's awkward reply to the blo
Faery Tale - Chapter SevenFaery Tale - Chapter Seven in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
Chapter Seven: Strays
Following the girl wasn't hard at all. She kept tripping over her dress every two minutes. For Naruto, the chase turned out to be a long relaxing stroll under the moonlight.
At last, he stopped at a three- story building that reeked with squalor. The signs were so rusty and obscure, he couldn't read them. A window was lit, the building was occupied.
This must be the girl's home.
Naruto shook his head in disbelief. Running straight home was a fatal mistake. If someone else were following the whip of pink hair, like that dark haired bastard, the entire building would have been raided.
Naruto shrugged off the thought and continued to follow the girl. Fatal mistake or not, it was not his business, he just wanted a place to sleep.
"So this is where you live? Not too bad Can I stay?"
She whipped around, screaming. Wow, she did not hear him walking behind her. Her skills were even worse than he imagined!
Faery Tale - Chapter TwelveFaery Tale - Chapter Twelve in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
Chapter Twelve: Decisions
Sakura had to get away from the Uchiha as fast as she could, there was no other choice. This guy was bad news. Any doubt that remained was immediately wiped out. One look in his eyes revealed an anger that chilled her more than the fever setting into her bones. Wind and heavy rain she could deal with, but a strong and fearsome captor was beyond her abilities at the moment. She couldn't even pull a decent "shove and run".
I just had to get out of the house, she shook her head in regret, I couldn't just take my frustration out on the furniture or even a pillow
Her crawl from the shelter tree was painful; every single rock, pebble and fallen branch scratched against her arms and body. Her palms stung and her injured foot was hurting like hell, but she had to keep moving. She thanked her stars that her captor seemed to appreciate his rest more than he wanted to stop her. He simply eyed her progress across the muddy ground wi
Faery Tale - Chapter TwentyChapter 20: Surviving MadnessFaery Tale - Chapter Twenty in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
She instinctively fell back as the knife whipped through the air next to her. No matter how civilized this man had appeared before, he had no qualms about killing Sakura. Or was this simply a ruse to scare her?
She never found out, since he grabbed his bag, doused the last remains of the fire and strode outside. Sakura froze in place, refusing to move, not even to inspect the stinging sensation on her right cheek.
"Are you coming or not?" He had the nerve to ask casually, his calm voice trailing from outside, "Your Master must be worried sick about you."
A furious look crossed her features and she got up abruptly. Sakura reached for the first rock in sight and ran after the white haired demon.
"How dare you!" She hurtled the rock, missing him by a good distance, but that did not stop her, she picked up another rock, and threw it. Again and again she repeated the exercise until she got near enough. The last rock would have hit him square in the back had he
Darkness FellThe teenage boy had black hair that fell almost to his eyes, unruly and unkempt. Those dark gold eyes were narrowed as he stared off the side of the deserted bridge as the garbage being swept along in the water below. Five foot nine; his black t-shirt fit his lean muscular frame well. A chain hung around his neck, two military dog tags dangling from it as he put his hands on the wall of the bridge and looked down. With an easy, fluid, movement, he lifted himself onto the wall, kicking his feet out over the debris strewn water below. The knees of his jeans were torn and dotted with blood, as though he had fallen. One of the hands he used to grip the wall was sliced along the knuckles and, beneath his hair, he could feel the warmth of more blood running down his face. The darkening sky outlined the distant buildings and flashing red lights of the city ahead. Red lights, the color of the blood that ran along his hands and face. The thought made him look about nervously, eyes and ears waitDarkness Fell in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
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 10Josh stepped out of the hotel lobby onto the windswept street. People past him in silence, heads bowed against the cold and eyes averted to avoid trouble. Trouble. That was the story of his life at the moment. How many twenty one year olds had been shot at and had fled with two teenagers? How many twenty one year olds were trying to find enough evidence about a drug dealer to bring him down? He couldn't think of any but himself. And now he had two teenagers helping him. It wouldn't have bothered him if the two could get along, but asking Bane and Gage to bury years of hate was too much. Leaving them long enough to stretch his legs even worried him, especially since he'd left them both armed. He knew Gage wouldn't shoothe didn't like guns and, even with the events of the night before, it'd taken every bit of persuasion that Josh could muster, to get him to take the .22but Bane had already proved he was quite capable of shooting as well as adept with a gun. Josh merely hopedDarkness Fell 10 in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
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
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 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