Carindale City SETI Deep space rader installation, East Lismore
3AM local time
A scientist sitting in the control room supervising the rader dozes lightly, dreaming about when he'll accumulate enough leave to on a holiday to some tropical island paradise.
Suddenly, the rader starts beeping, jerking the sleepy scientist awake. He looks on in shock as the radar detects several signals in the asteroid belt that indicate the presence of what could only be described as either a group of large asteroids, or maybe a group of spaceships. The scientist calls for the head of the installation, rudely waking him up.
"What the hell do you want johnson?! do you know what hour it is!?"
"Sir you better get down here and see this, the radar has picked up something, i know ill sound crazy if i say this but, it looks like we've found ourselves some aliens"
The installation commanders head was virtually spinning as he flew down the main motorway out of Carindale City, to the installation. "Aliens? Could it be those hostile aliens that we were warned about?"
he makes his way to the control room where he sees the bewildered scientist pointing to the radar screen, which showed five signals all giving off identical radar readings.
"Those arn't asteroids..."
within an hour the news has been reciprocated up to the Chancellor who called a secret emergency meeting, where a decision was made.
"Alright everyone, make it so"
"Yes Ma'am" they replied
Low earth orbit above East Lismore
One of the military's most secret and expensive programs, the Orbital defence system had been activated. While the public knew about the platforms existence, they believed their only purpose was to destroy as many incoming nuclear devices as possible. what they and most of the military and the government did not know was that along with carrying anti nuclear capabilities, the platforms also had a powerful railgun in order to protect from incoming asteroids, as least that was the intended purpose. whether it would work against aliens was another story, but for now, all they could do was wait.
CSV Champion, Operations Deck
In the Belt
"Commander on deck!" Miranda barked as Gloriana stepped out of the elevator. At once, everybody sprang from their seats and offered a salute.
"At ease, everybody." Everybody returned to their stations, as Gloriana approached the command table. Today, it was lit up with a projection of Primordial Tiamat and its surroundings, out to about ten light-seconds. A couple of asteroids floated near the craft, as well as... a few somethings. "XO, status report."
"We just picked up potential combat around Tiamat. Scopes are fuzzy at this distance, but we can detect three solid contacts aside from Tiamat, with four more potential contacts. We'll know more as we get closer."
"Get closer?" Gloriana tilted her head. "Are you implying that we're on course for them?"
"Tiamat is an allied state, and we're within range to assist if we burn hard."
"We'd be entering a mostly unknown combat situation against an alien power. If we intervene, we could be severely damaged, leaving our assets virtually unprotected."
"We have an opportunity to help them. We can't pass that up. You can't pass that up."
"You..." Gloriana sighed. Miranda was right - she'd never sleep at night, letting innocents die. "You're right. Set condition two, and prep for hard burn."
THE DENMARKIAN DIGITAL NEWS
Aabenraa ( city )
After the deal was announced, the construction of the pipeline only needed approval from the Denmarkian parliament, however, this was easier said than done, many criticized the need to export Denmarkian natural gas when Denmarkia itself needs all the resources it can get, mostly due to the high amount of poverty which some parliamentarians have said that instead of using resources on the pipeline, that we should focus on the people first.
however, many citizens have shown support for the bill, some can suspect it is because many have families which live in AusValia, which is understandable, and that this pipeline would surely increase relations between AusValia, and Denmarkia.
It seems as if many civilians are more welcoming for actions including the international community, which has been pointed to causes like the fascist uprising, which have been settled in many people's minds, and to show they do not accept any of ways, have begun supporting any action including the international community.
however, as there’s always one group that accepts one thing, there’s always another that doesn’t, the so-called DPG ( Democratic people’s group ) have always protested any actions that include the international community, whilst they do not have any power in parliament, they’re voice however, can be heard all over Denmarkia, it has also been said, in rumors that they supported the fascists.
however, take these rumors with a teaspoon of salt, as nothing has been confirmed yet.
The main reasoning for criticism of the construction is to many, the heavy price of it, it has been calculated that, with transportation, and the risk of delays, workers costs, it has been estimated to be 13,5 billion DKK ( I don’t know AusValia’s Dollar exchange rate ) which is also the main reasoning for the protests from the DPG, as Denmarkia has stated that it will cover all the costs, which includes the 13,6 billion DKK, which both nations have agreed upon,
Sadly, to the DPG’s chagrin, voting had begun, and the outcome already on the wall, the bill was passed.
It is estimated that the first lines of pipes to Temple will be finished in a months time, and the Cedar pipelines already in construction nearing their completion.
THE DENMARKIAN NEWS
THE OUSTING OF THE CPP
Another day, another parliamentary session.
As both parties began the session, the controversial party leader of the conservatives Claus Larsen was seen talking to one of his colleagues, Victor Algy, and of course, as it was already a busy day, no one took note of their little conversation. It was usual of course, to have party members chit-chatting here and there, it was also the only non-serious things they could do in parliament.
The thing that made this event such an unusual one was that Claus Larsen, if the poles and censuses are to be believed, is one of the most hated politicians in Denmarkia, however, the hatred towards Claus was sparked by just one law he pushed, and successfully implemented
, the banning of Fusion research, and Fusion technology, and synthetic research. It is also known that he despises Mikkel Hansen, whom he said in a leaked session, to be the nation's number one threat.
And so, many of his former allies have taken to distance themselves from him, it is their only choice, the risks of public condemnation is too high, yet here is Victor, having a conversation with one of the most hated men in the whole of Denmarkia.
As if that wasn’t crazy enough, evidence of bribery from Claus has recently come to light, in the evidence, bribes in the hundreds of thousands of kroner are all over it, from bribery of many CPP members, and to the shock of many, members of the People’s Voice, as if that wasn’t bad enough, leaked papers have surfaced to the public and the effects of the papers
Are already revealing themselves, and the CPP, along with its members, are completely powerless to do anything.
Hundreds of thousands of civilians, many of them with signs showing Claus Larsen in prison, or depictions of him being the devil incarnate, as if the situation couldn’t get worse, the army, was with them, with the news now in the hands of the PV, seeing some of their own members in the evidence, flocked to the protesters aid, and for those who took bribes, only life in prison was harsh enough. The remaining PV members, with the protesters, passed their judgment. Of the 250 parliamentarians, 90 was sentenced to life in prison, the 80 members of the CPP, were all found to be bribed with numbers estimated at 100-245 thousand kroner.
The remaining 10, were found out to members of the PV and sentenced to life in prison. now, with 160 parliamentarians left. The remaining voted, and passed 3 bills,
The removal of the ban on fusion technology and research
The removal of synthetic restrictions
The Creation of The Denmarkian Progressive Party ( DPP ) which will gain the 90 seats and have members of the protest.
And so, a day which should have been like any other became a day to be remembered for generations, a day, which marks the end of a Conservative Party in parliament.
A brighter future lays ahead, and whatever it may bring, Denmarkia will overcome it
Inner Asteroid Belt, Tiamat, no-where-near-complete-hanger
Despite the fact the section is still under construction, a layer of rock and ice found nearby was placed over the construction site, serving as temporary armor.
In the hangar bay, a group of old Haruna Class combat satellite could be seen preparing for launch.
Away from all the machinery, behind a thick glass wall, secretary Tereza Row and tactical officer Kogami Ijiro were sitting on the couch after they bought their drinks from a nearby vending machine.
"Are you sure this is going to work? They're fossils."
The tactical officer asked, looking at the massive, cheap satellites.
"Well, if these worked against Vrils, I'm sure it's good enough."
Tereza said, opening her canned tea as a massive generator was moved over the window.
Kogami asked as he stares at the cylinder object, slightly rusty.
"That's the latest nuclear generator."
"And it's rusty?"
23 hours later, Inner Asteroid Belt, Tiamat, Bridge
Unlike days before, this time, the bridge on Tiamat was incredibly calm, everyone was in their station when Tereza and General Nakamura entered.
"Report on the anomaly?"
Nakamura asked, looking at the massive display.
"The anomaly did not respond, they're minutes away from entering declared restricted area."
The Sensor HELM team reported, while still staring at their screens.
"We'll send them one last message."
From the constructing brick-like structure, Tiamat, a radio signal was sent to the anomalies that were about to pass the gas giant.
The message was "Peace" in different languages remixed into a lullaby.
There wasn't any response.
Back on the bridge, just when everyone was relieved the anomalies weren't intelligence, and alarm went off unexpectedly.
"General! the smaller anomalies have a change of movement! They're all lining up into one linear formation in front of the massive rod-like object!"
The Sensor HELM team reported.
"Put it one screen."
Tereza ordered immediately, taking over Nakamura's job as always.
A series of ring-shaped smaller anomalies were lining up in front of the colossal anomaly.
"What the hell are those donuts doing..."
Tereza muttered, commenting on the shapes of the anomalies.
"I got high energy readings!"
The Sensor team shouted.
Nakamura asked, still confused.
"Ignite the thrusters now!"
Tereza ordered, ignoring Nakamura, and quickly attached her safety belt onto a nearby fence.
Giving out 3 minutes of gravity failure warning, the colonists in the residential tower quickly found themselves something to lock their belts onto.
Despite the fact, only one main thruster has been constructed, it was ignited with a few smaller ones located in different parts of the structure.
As the Tiamat accelerates and turns, structures within the ship begin to collapse, such as housing, apartments, and more.
Buildings crash and crushed, the ones who stayed in these structures were rather unlucky.
Almost everyone on the bridge was holding onto the handrail, only one foot touching the floor.
"Target energy level reaching criti-"
Before the Sensor team could finish, the CCTV of the exterior hull went black on the display, followed by a series of explosions.
"Damage report now!"
Multiple particle beams were fired and refocused on the ring-shaped lens anomaly, amplifying the destruction.
The 10m ice coating was completely gone on the surface of the middle section, while the 20m armor was not penetrated, molten metal could be seen on the surface of it.
"The armor is completely exposed! The thrusters are reaching critical!"
"Cut the main thrusters! Return to the initial state."
With Tereza's order, the thruster's stopped, thrust gravity returns to normal. Structures that were leaning on the sides began to fall back down. Buildings and ruins within the residential tower began to fall as gravity simulation returns to normal.
"Change Anomaly to Enemy, ACRS-T1 Unit04, 05, 06, and 01, aim for the lens, while Unit02 , 03, 07, and 08 aim for the energy weapon. Usage of precharged batteries on this operation is permitted. Fire 3 rounds each, AP solid."
Not giving the crew a break, Tereza immediately issued another order.
Slowly rotating the familiar massive artilleries at the incoming threat, unlike the ones one ground, these ones had the combustion process removed, after the final checks on the rails, the classic 9m long 120cm shell was loaded.
The Targets were locked.
"Permission to fire?"
Igniting supporting thrusters to balance the force, ACRS-T1 was ready to fire.
From the first few thousand batteries, a piston pushes the shell, and the rails accelerate it until it leaves the barrels, Then they fire another two shots.
"ACRS-T1, Predicted impact in 2 minutes."
Tactical officer Kogami reported.
"Send the Haruna-Class satellites out there."
Nakamura ordered, trying to take back his position.
"Understood, sending Haruna-6, 7, 8."
"Seconds till impact."
Kogami reported before he starts the count down as everyone stares at the tactical map on the screen.
Unexpectedly, more than half of the shells were either dodged or destroyed by the enemy's energy weaponry. However, two shells managed to land direct hit onto a few of the crystal-like focusing lens, piecing through one another, destroying four of them.
This seems to have angered them, tube-shaped objects could be seen being deployed by the rod-shaped mothership. The smaller ones seem to be approaching Tiamat.
"The last attack bearly had any effects on them."
Kogami reported as he continues to check on the ACRS-T1's status.
"Have the Harunas engage them in long-distance, buying us some time. Also, get any help we can get, any nation."
Tereza order as she rushes to the telephone line, calling the engine section.
"Do you have a plan of some sort?"
Tactical officer Kogamia asked as his screens turn red.
"Not a good one."
The battle for the Inner asteroid belt has begun as this star voyaging anomaly crosses path with Tiamat.
Not knowing the fact, Feng Dynasty has made contact with aliens.
As the election draws near Naballa is winning in the polls, but there is no shortage of fear over the future of the country. Interim President Naballa did sign an additional military expansion package with a goal of creating a massive military.
Kjanuan National Reporting Network
Live KNRN Reporting From the Top Floor of Huklan with Host Mazukawa Higumi
“As the state enters the second week of leadership under On Songhyon, it becomes more and more evident that UK foreign policy has been dictated by the state of Kjanu since the blackout in the north. To explain the reasons behind this and the impact this will have we have foreign policy expert Simon Donenheim here in the studio. Mr. Donenheim thank you for coming, before we get started on the reasons behind the shift in command, would you like to explain what has happened to show this shift?”
Before the Verleschdiean could begin, the sound of gunshots rang through the studio. Screams pelted the air before being silenced. The studio ran in panic, complete chaos before heavily armored troops became visible and their shots continued. A brief silence before a large metallic behemoth, wheels and chains, crashed through the roof. Visible on the side, a painted red and black flag with a large yellow I. It had happened at last, and been broadcasted to all. Panic through the nation began as the end of days had arrived.
The shuttle Alpha Assmbler has made it to the halfway point, meaning that they are halfway to Bahram. The 3rd set of boosters have broken off and the the ships actual engines come to life and move it forward slowly, conserving energy and moving at a good pace.
Meahwile Iota Copier, the shuttle sent to build the USNE sattelite, has returned back to the surface and is now being prepared to go back up while the astronauts are taking a rest.
The shuttles are almost all armed, the machine guns and missle launchers are easily welded on and having the ammunition going into the gun using a chain reload system. Meanwhile the jets now with shuttle like thrusters and loaded with oxygen, are now patrolling around the station.
Arc Industries Updates
Arc Industries, despite the lockdown and curfew, has continued their research into advancind nanotech and also has began looking into using plasma for a variety of reasons.
The broadcast caught the tail end of a panicked rush to the side of the studio, a mix of men and women in dark grey fatigues fanned behind the desk, some leading the panicked looking staff out of shot... mumbles and scared whimpers gave way to a mild laugh as one of the young soldiers pointed at the camera, "Hey I think they're still rolling!" she shouted before mockingly raising the gesture of peace at the camera, "Irene owns all you motherfu..." before the signal goes dark.
The fact remained, they were not coming; they were already here...
San Xernon, Warden, Universalius
"Feed is still rolling" Lieutenant Peterson said as he was looking at the visual of a security drone at a abandoned building, Members of the Universalius Fascist Party were in there with hostages,
"Let me see" Serena Rallison said
"Look, 5 hostages, Look like civilians, We gotta save them!" Peterson rushed to the door,
"No, not yet" Serena said in interest
The members wore black masks with very dark sunglasses, Bullet proof vests, and army pants, holding AK-47s
"This, This is not what Universalius stands for!" Peterson yelled
"Well, Not always we do good, Don't underestimate people that are kind." Serena said
Immediately the hostages were killed as Serena and Peterson watched in horror.
"What about the people that we need to protect?" Peterson yelled
"We do not fight here to win, we fight here so those we fight for do not lose. There are many people out there who don't know what we are doing, but they will know what we've done." Serena said in anger
The signal is picked up by the NESDEC satellite, which is sent to the NESDEC head quarters. After they and the military looked it over and discovered thw scource, afterwards it was sent to the Head Councilor.
After he watched the videos his eyes narrowed.
Head Councilor Stargazer: "Whatever is happening, we need information. Send in a team, make sure they have the new equipment, we dont know what we are dealing with."
Afterward, in secret, a team of 5 Stormtroopers armed with the Atlas power armor (only one, which is an AI inside a machine body), silenced weapons and stealth gear. Once prepared they boarded a stealth transport and went to the coordinates of the signal.
OOC: For those who want to be attacked by aliens, telegram me and I will add you to the list.
The Grand Valrasarri Mothership, Relharat
Note: The speech in this post were translated from Valrasarrian to English.
An alien sat on a huge throne, ornately decorated with patterns of strange blue stone, exactly the same as the one crashed near Yuezhou. She was in a large hall, supported by six monstrosities of pillars which were also decorated with blue filigree. The alien herself appeared…elfish. Her eyes were human-like, with a white conjunctiva and an iris of swirling colour, much like an opal. Her iris stood out, looking like a round window to a sea of stars. The alien had black hair, tied in an elaborate braided bun. It was adorned with a sort of tiara of shining green and blue stone, arranged in exotic swirls. Her ears were like the arms of a lyre and she was covered in a long white dress which trailed ten feet, bordered with violet stones. What prevented her from passing as a human was four pairs of arms. “My queen” The female alien looked down to see kneeling alien, two hands clasped andsix hands touching the floor. “The opponents have landed two shells upon our glorious motherships, Engreha and Lavartra and this ship, Relharat, almost suffered a hit.”
The Queen of Valrasarri stood, her face an ornament of beauty, pride, and arrogance. Using four of her eight hands, she pointed. “Send the destroyers, destroy their ship, leave no survivors. None shall trifle with the Valrasarri.” She slowly strode the length of the hall. “The Valrasarri are the righteous masters of space, all who refuse our control” She turned and looked at the alien in the eye. “Shall suffer the consequences”
“My Queen” Another alien appeared. He also had the Valrasarrian features of white skin, opal eyes, eight arms, and smooth black hair. His face, though he would be considered handsome on Utopia, only counted as ordinary in Utopia. “We have a message from our target planet, it appears to be from one of the nations.”
“What does it say”
“It is spoken in a strange language, we cannot comprehend their primitive speech.”
“Hmm well since you know where it is from, attack that nation first when we get to the planet.
The Decagon, Los Universalius, New Zealandia, Universalius
"Base this is BS-Rhapsody were pickin' up some satellite signals!" CAPCOM-1 said
"Whos is it?" Ground Control Admiral Jeffery said
"Don't know, Just ignore it" CAPCOM-1 said
After the issue with interference the Universalusian Air Force has been on high alert for a shuttle attack or a air raid considering of how the UFP has been sprawling about in Universalius causeing terrorist attacks, The UFB has also been ejected from the Political System Organization.
The Samawana Summit:
The nations of Kjanu, Scarast, Of Denmarkia, Islands of Halcyon, Universalius, Corlenia, and North Electrica met in Samawana to discuss the rampant use of Nuclear Weapons and deterioration of the worlds environment. After long hours of debate, all attending nations have signed and agreed to:
1. Disarm all biological or chemical weapons and halt any further production
2. Disarm at least 3/4 of the nations arsenal of nuclear weapons and halt any further production
Some nations have opted to entirely scrap their nuclear arsenal.
If signing states break these points they will be possible subjects to tariffs, embargoes, blockades, etc.
In addition, the International Fund for the Preservation of Nature(IFPN) has been established with signatories pledging to contribute to it. The IFPN will help fund the development of more environmentally friendly infrastructure, practices, etc. in signing states and abroad following models set by Bhayawala and Kjanu, the world's forerunners in green practices. Signatories have also agreed to begin a large scale shift from coal power to greener methods of energy production, with advisers from Bhayawala providing assistance.
Overall, the meeting was a resounding success and brought the world one step closer to peace. We hope meetings like this can continue to happen in the future.
STARDOMA SPACE CENTER, MONTANA
A massive pillar of smoke shot outwards, propelling the massive spacecraft on it upwards, until it reached the top of the tower.
"Kaiser Omega space telescope has cleared the tower!" Shouted one of the controllers at mission command
The spacecraft continued, until it was shooting upwards at hundreds of feet per second, now it was passing through the clouds, and was now beginning to pass through the lower stratosphere.
Three minutes later, it turned eastwards, beginning to rotate in order to speed itself up. Later on, it jettisoned it's solid boosters, relying on it's liquid fueled engines to push itself into orbit.
Finally, the nose cone split in half, revealing the massive probe. It's reflecting lens was nearly two meters in diameter, and the transmitter made up about a third of it's size as it came upwards, finally completing the telescope. It separated from the rest of the rocket, and the telescope turned upwards, invisibly transmitting a new photo back to mission control.
The photo was full of stars, galaxies even... but something triumphed over everything else... meteors. Hundreds of meteors, and they were all getting closer.
"Yaaas Irene" shouts an overly excited Jean watching the telly
"I can't believe my eyes" gasps Marjorie shoving another slice of cake into her mouth
"Well, as a rose member I guess we should assist them" she picks up her phone "Je telephone a la madame X"
Marjorie waddles off to send a telegram to Haimia to see if they want to help in Kjanu
Situation Room, Progress City Spire
["Attention, Command. Be advised that we have received a distress call from Tiamat, and are moving to intercept. ETA, thirty minutes. In addition, we have added CSV Princess of Persia, CSV Jabberwocky, and CSV According to all... CSV Bee Movie Script to form a task force. We hope that our combined firepower will be able to force a retreat. Champion out."]
Commander Shepard's face disappeared along with the rest of the message, bringing down the barrier between Anahita and her military commanders - at this juncture, a very unhappy-looking bunch. At the command table, an image of the Champion appeared, approaching the purple and red dots in the centre. Three other green dots approached from various angles - the three Thunderchild-class corvettes mentioned in Shepard's transmission.
"Transmission delay of about 15 minutes. By the time a reply gets out, they'll already be in combat," one of the attaches said. "Our analysts aren't optimistic about our success odds."
"I don't blame them, they have a battleship and three guns with engines strapped on," Jenna grumbled. "We really need to up-armour the Thunderchild, just by the by."
"Noted," Anahita said. "Do we have any other assets that could assist?"
"Maybe... there's a base on 44986 Wachowski," a CSF person said, highlighting one of the few asteroids on the board. "It's pretty much a glorified truck stop, but they should have a few missiles for defence and restocking passing ships. If we time it right, we can have them firing just as the Champion reaches combat range."
"Do it." Anahita said. "Keep me apprised."
On the coastline of Kjanu a fleet of three steam/sail ships speed towards the shore, sails unfurled with giant letters spelling out "If u seek navy" on them.
Upon the decks, latex suited soldiers twerk and dance suggestively, some upon the masts and others below. Meanwhile, below decks, several quails chirp excitedly, whilst faries prepare to mount their dogs that are armored and ready to fight.
All ships are flanked by yellow submarines filled with Beatle lookalikes and giant squids ready to defend the boats
On the lead ship, Madame X stands right at the front; "Come on vogue"
The Free Kjanuan Report
Not even 24 hours after the invasion of mainland Kjanu by warmongering Jezabelstien, the Kjanuan government officially surrendered entirely and unconditionally. The results of this surrendering are unknown. As it currently stands, the provinces of Penatoto and Etinuko have declared themselves "Free Kjanu" alongside with Kjanuan Tsukuyomi-1 and arctic bases. They have solidly remained with the UK and their allies in the WU. Director of the Research Committee, Karugama Mayumi has taken the head of the Free Government, with her base of operations in Coratajorm, Grenopia. Other Government members are currently in Edokyuuria, capital of the UK, and are informing the leaders of the sister kingdoms of Kjanu about the war. The fight may be officially over, but to all Kjanuans, we know the fight will continue until we are all dead.
A patrolling Ashigara-Class DDG and two coastguards approach the mysterious vessel. Surprised to see a steamship with sails in this day and age, the crew rushed out onto the deck to take pictures of her.
On the bridge of the DDG, submarines were detected via radar, the situation was reported immediately to the captain.
One of the coastguard vessels mounted with water jet approaches the steamship.
"Excuse me, this is United Kingdom waters, we will need to see your papers."
Arc Industries Announcement
Arc Indutries has annoucned the beginning of development of a new weapon. They call is the Arc Gun, a large shoulder cannon which would mostly be attached to soldiers in the Atlas Power Armor. The weapon itself is planned to use the nation's large energy storage to create a deadly weapon which would shoot out which in definition is a lightning bolt. So far a new entire science and engineering team has been assembled to work on this projec,t along with plasma energy research and the advancement of nanotechnology.
On the topic of the other technologies, it seems a small breakthrough has been made in plasma tech as the team has managed to get plasma at its greatest and safely storage in in containers. Meanwhile the nanobots teams have been qorking day and night on designing the nanobots, and what functions would they do, they have even annoucned on working with Biotech scientist to making successful medical nanobots.