The Far Frontier

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The Far Frontier

Post by arcanus » Sat Apr 07, 2012 8:33 am

Icarus 2000 - Divergence Point: Missile technology is developed in the early 19th Century leading to a rapid development in weaponry and Space travel.
Current Affairs: The World was absorbed into Centrums Green Zone in 1987 local time, the discovery of advanced wormhole theory and application in the 1970s has led to dynamic manned exploration of the Solar system under Centrum control.
In 1998 hostile alien forces were encountered on the edge of the Solar system, which has developed into a full scale inter-system war.
Saturnian Orbit - 2001.
Darkness pursued Commander Jana Schrizchena, her Mark III Dragoon armour propelling her sprint, her own resolve forcing crippling fear from her consciousness.
As she ran her sensors detected nothing, however she knew they pursued sweeping through the darkness, she staggered as another wave of nausea passed over her, something she now knew to be a deliberate attack.

The disorientation followed by shooting pain, fumbling with the integral console within the sleeve of her armour she stabbed at the icons, after muddled perseverance the next blast door slid down, the problem was that the enemy only found another route and they did so very quickly.

The battle cruiser shuddered and groaned as it took another direct hit, despite having cut off they’re advance through the main corridor, the mental assault continued stretching after her, she reached an access door and collapsed to her knees, her vision swam, blood popped from her nose.

Her breathing was now tight, for a moment her mind wandered elsewhere, against all of her instincts and orders she’s released the captains guests.
The suspicion had been that they were Outworlders, ridiculous really Icarus was 5 Waves distant from Secundus and as far as they knew just as far from any other civilisation with the potential to travel Worlds.

Searing pain lanced into the base of her neck and travelled into her brain, she crumpled, glancing back the darkness had travelled past the blast door enveloping the corridor once again, her vision enhanced by the sophisticated sensors of her helmet.
Within the darkness a shape could be barely perceived, an alien form that hurt the senses to try and see, it’s very form causing her further pain.

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Post by arcanus » Fri Mar 15, 2013 11:34 pm

Kirby 2001 - Divergence Point: "Edison's War" of 1900-1908, see’s the Russio-Austro-German Axis defeated by Entente powers equipped with Thomas Edison and his fellow scientists inventions.
This begins an unparalleled era of rapid technological advance where mankind sets foot on the moon in 1943 and subsequent leaps discover wormholes across the solar system in 1981.
Current Affairs: 21st Century Kirby is largely peaceful with people channeling aggression and competition through sports and scientific achievement, inter solar travel is a daily occurrence from spaceports across the globe and colonization advances at a pace.
JFK Spaceport
A testament of mirrored glass, the spaceport was an opulent edifice of futuristic design, a sprawling habitat that was almost a self contained city within itself.
The back areas, workshops and hangers were a different matter, carefully screened off from the millions of atmospheric and orbital travelers.
Surrounded by machinery, flood lamps and engine grease Emily Greer swore as she misfired her electro-welder, showering herself with red hot sparks and dropping her Lucky Strike into a puddle of greasy oil.
“Shit” she grumbled
A damp fog drifted around the sheds, Emily looked up at her ship the Lady Majestic, her inner sense drew her attention to the fact she wasn't alone, within the shadows of the hull she spotted a figure.

Frowning she turned and spotted a trio of heavy set men clumsily moving amongst the machine trolleys, she huffed, despite all of her recent adventures, reality returned in the form of debt collectors.
Emily had purchased The Lady Majestic in an auction, however she’d had needed extensive refit and parts, unfortunately the only outlet for the required funds had been the sharks, now they’d come to take a bite.
“Alright slag” said the smaller thug who nether the less appeared to be the leader
A slight evil smile crossed her face as she activated her remote and sparked several of the machine trolleys to life, causing the thugs to jump.
“You got the readies” he grinned, his accent was distinctly New Jersey “I really hope not”
The other two looked at the trolleys with mistrust, the lead thug lurched forwards roughly grabbing Emily’s chin, she snarled at the man and tensed waiting for the first blow.

“You three take a walk!” the accent was deep Bronx, the shadowy figure stepped into the light
The new arrival was a tall bald man, some Italian blood in him gracing him with a bronze tan, he was dressed casually in jeans, t-shirt and Jets jacket.
“Who the fuck are you!” retorted the lead thug, the man ignored this “I said take off, Mr Corbett’s all square wid the lady”
The thugs paused at the mention of the Corbett’s name, during this time of doubt the new arrival had leant against the Lady and lit a Marlborough.
He eyeballed each of them until sullenly they sloped off, Emily turned looking at the messenger suspiciously “Somebody bought my debt?” she challenged
The man smirked and offered her a cigarette, she snatched it and snarled “What’d you think so funny!”
“Look lady I don’t give a shit but your clear you don owe nothing to no one!”
Emily blinked “Your shittin me!”
“One condition you turn up at this address 9 tomorrow morning, if not you gotta pay the money” he handed her a printed business card, took a final deep drag, pitched the Marlborough out into the darkness and disappeared.

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