|The Galactic Empire Chronicles - Episode 2 (standard:science fiction, 6445 words)|
|Author: Nathaniel MIller||Added: May 02 2015||Views/Reads: 693/472||Story vote: 0.00 (0 votes)|
|Departure to Destiny. A sequel to the first story written for the game on a Major BBS in the 90's in a pseudo serial format.|
The Galactic Empire Chronicles By: Nathaniel Miller Departure to Destiny. Copyright © 2002 The infinity that is space, a world filled with serene light, uncountable stars in the deep darkness, and with dying and forming stars abounds with many life forms. Yes, space is alive. The entire universe, our galaxy, and even the many solar systems are filled with many such life forms. They are filled with many that love, aspire and fight in war, and there are others that are peace loving. The speck that makes up our Earth is one such place, a place where wars have come and gone, leaving their mark. A solar system named “Sol” resides in a mere corner of this huge galaxy known as the Milky Way and in one of seventy such systems located here. In this solar system, located in this part of the large galaxy, that nine planets orbit the single life-giving star. On the third planet of the system, an insignificant body really, called Earth, lives an advanced civilization known as human kind. It is outside the Sol system, however, that a large fleet hovers here, moving at slow speed in formation, toward the Sol Solar system. Attached to a large bulky craft, a class of tender ship, that a smaller craft called the Magellanic Clouds, a Star Cruiser class starship hangs from the bottom of it by a docking clamp. It is the very ship that had been hell and back, managing to survive a Cybertron ambush and luckily managed to escape with only moderate damage and casualties. Now it hangs from the tender, taking on provisions and an army of repair teams fix the ship before it returns to Earth per its orders. On board the Clouds, Captain T'Larra again sits in her usual place, the command chair, gazing at her shipmates as they make final preparations to get underway and detach from the tender ship. Slowly, she spun her chair left then to right, glancing at each station, the crew working with tender personnel, repairing the systems on the bridge. “Status report?” “All systems functional, crew is making final preparations to get underway for Earth.” Felonious replied, turning his head toward the command chair. Ihsss glanced at his First Officer/Science Officer, and she nodded slightly to him. “Helm?” Ihsss questioned. “Helm ready.” Veloxa said aloud, but under his breath sotto voice, “Helmsman, ready than he'll ever be.” Beside him, Thyrac, his mate chuckled. “Navigation ready, for all modes of flight, course plotted for Earth.” Thyrac reported. “Weapons Defense console repaired, shields recharged, all weapons functional.” A voice spoke up, and Ihsss glanced at the young humanoid named Kwai Mao who manned the station. She managed a grin and a nod. “Well done to all hands.” She told them, “for tending to and all hands taking part in our swift repair.” The reptilian captain hit the button on her chair. “Engineering?” “Engineering, Aye Ma'am.” The accented voice of the Engineer replied. “Status report.” Ihsss asked, “How long until we can get under way?” “Pylon repaired, we are capable for all modes and warp capacities.” Voloxa reported, “Engineering standing by. We can leave anytime.” “Very well.” “You have all done an excellent job for such a short flight,” Ihsss announced, “Hopefully our next adventure together will be a little more routine.” Here she paused. “Stations,” She ordered, hitting the intercom switch, “All hands prepare for departure.” Click here to read the rest of this story (735 more lines)
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