Saturnian Orbit - 2001.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.
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.