|Space Battles: Prelude to War (standard:science fiction, 2548 words)|
|Author: Nathaniel MIller||Added: Jun 13 2016||Views/Reads: 406/180||Story vote: 0.00 (0 votes)|
|Based on a picture (iron maiden cover Hellinski) of a Lich-King who sends his war-machine up against Earth Colony of Andromeda.|
Space Battles: Preludes to War -- 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. Many forms of life are in the universe, and they live scattered throughout its cold vastness. It is far out in the depths of space, out past the edge of the Milky Way Galaxy and in the first cluster of the Andromeda region that this story begins. It is on the second planet, an earth-like planet that orbits a large red giant star and in a tight oval shape to come close to the star itself. The planet itself is earth-like in conditions, being that of a L Class planetoid from which it is made up of the same elements found on Earth, with the exception the surface is covered mostly by land, almost 75% and only 25% seas. The huge landmasses cover the globe, and the seas are a tinted green from the excessive algae found in the seas because of the excessive temperatures, tropical to searing, because of its orbit. The planet is populated by the Pollex people a humanoid race that like humans, are terrain in appearance with an upright stance, two legs and arms, a cranial brain and two forward set eyes. They are lean and muscular, and excessively dark, due to the searing temperatures, and live in the high mountains in the northern or southern hemispheres outside of the tropical zone. They are war-like, industrious people, advanced on the level B+ on the space rating by the Federation. The Pollex are ruled by a ruler, a cruel pagan king named Nepharius, who in his own right is a lich-like appearance, with showing skeleton, a yellowish tinge and black colored eyes. He has ruled for more than three centuries, the life cycle of the people very long in comparison to a human, and today was the anniversary of his long rule. King Nepharius could have given a damn about that too. He glared at his generals, white froth dribbling from his lips as he screamed at them for their failure to defend their system against the invaders from Earth, who established a colony world known as system 232 that is in the secondary cluster of the K Class Galaxy of Andromeda. “You all have failed me for the last time, to repel the invaders to our home.” He rasped, “This plan needs to work or I shall have you executed with slow torture, proceeding before it.” “My Lord, we are not much of a match for the Earth Ships, and they come in peace, bringing trade and commerce to our outer colony worlds in our section of the Andromeda Galaxy and the planets we conquered.” A general said. “Silence! They are the enemy and must be eliminated!” The King spat, “You fail, and I'll have your head!” “But sire, if we cause a war with our nearest neighbor who is stronger, we might lose this war.” “Enough, you are both dismissed.” The King rasped and pointed a crooked finger at the men. “Let's go Serves.” The other General said, “The king is right, we need to get to the space fleet and attack at once.” “Right behind you, Maximus.” Serves replied and both men bowed formally to the king before turning with a swish of their cloaks and walked toward the exit of the room. As they walked toward the door, both were deep in thought, headed to a strategy brief with the space fleet Admirals who would be attacking Earth Fleet and his landing against the Earth Forces on Andromeda Colonies belonging to Earth. Click here to read the rest of this story (247 more lines)
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