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Sam, Monty, Chris
Monty has just set a focus. Chris has created a scene covering the completion of Corona Australis’ threat detection network.
Ships sensors detect collision and hull breach by an object of unknown source. Ship AI figures this would be a good time to take crew out of stasis to perform repairs.
Takes place aboard the sleeper ship. Emergency medical restrictions are put in place to prevent spread but it is too late. Outbreak of virus of unknown origin, designated X-1 by automated medical analysis systems run by the ship AI.
Internal monologue of the shipboard AI.
Having analysed all available sensor data and other available information, the AI determines that there is insufficient reactor fuel on board to power all systems until the nearest possible habitable planet, and so kills those in quarantine to conserve life support power.
Takes place in one of the engineering rooms, only participant was Pavel, middle aged engineer whose family were all in quarantine.
In a drunken fit of despair, Pavel drinks himself into oblivion, passes out on the console and accidentally triggers a fuel dump.
Alcohol is banned.
Takes place in the oval office aboard the sleeper ship between the shipboard AI and chief medical officer, whilst fusion fuel dwindles.
After a short debate the AI convinces the head of medical that setting down on CA IV is the best option available as the remaining fusion fuel is sufficient to bootstrap a colony. As a result, the decision is made to break away from the rest of the fleet and settle down.
Extra-terrestial Communications Handling and Operations (ECHO) station on Earth, in contact with DOSS-114. Officer Jane Stockton, Comms Technician (2nd Class) is currently on monitoring duty when alarms start sounding.
She checks the consoles, double checks, and she authorises the signalling computers to stream the data to the central AI core salvaged from the ship all those years ago - they don’t have the processing available to handle this, and it’s too important not to look at. Jane is no expert in analysis, but from the look of things, the data is too complex and regularly patterned to be either random noise or a regular pulse from a far off star. Something is speaking to them.
The AI comes online and spins up several processing nodes. It analyses the data from multiple angles until it comes to a conclusion. Jane was right, it isn’t random.
It’s a message, a terrible message that humanity can never hear.
Takes place aboard a stealth recon vessel humans sent to the source of the intense radio signal detected shortly before the loss of a orbital sensor facility around Corona Australis, in a neighbouring system roughly 2 light years away.
After discovering a series of small mining vessels in an outer-ring asteroid belt of the system. After waiting some time for a quiet moment they capture one of the small craft and immediately head home. Their exhaust trails are detected by the Odenre and a counter mission is launched.
Takes place in a secret lab between a mad scientist, his medical assistant and a captured Odenre. The research team are working on a secret project to resurrect the virus. Their Odenre subject was injected by the mad scientist because of his conviction that the Odenre were responsible for the death of majority of the original sleeper ship crew and the plague that struck the first colony.
Takes place in an embassy between the two factions political and military leaders.
The two sides agree that mistakes were made and given that both races are utterly destroyed and their homeworld has just been lost, they agree to end the wa. Due to bad blood, all political ties are severed indefinitely.
Takes place aboard an engineering room on the human flagship between the shipboard AI, the XO, and the last claimed descendant of Pavel Andrejovic
XO is attempting to gain control of the vessel for his own ends. Pavel’s descendant is attempting to atone for his ancestor’s actions. The shipboard AI is trying to restore a better past time.
The group agree to use the flagship to attempt to frame the dictator for an attack on the Odenre king. The intention isn’t to kill the king, merely to make the Human dictator appear to be responsible.
Through the course of the conversation, the following is learned:
In a cryo chamber aboard the sleeper ship landed on Corona Australis IV, atmospheric sensors read the surface as being safe to inhabit, the plague which nearly killed them shortly after making planetfall now having died off after milennia without food.
Through a lengthy debate between a Council of human elders and authority figures, humanity comes to question everything it thinks it knows about its past and its prejudices. After days the council is undecided, at which point the AI interjects that its analysis of the plague probe proved it was of alien origin. It could be that the Odenre are real, as the simulation was seeded with the information it had available at the time.
Ultimately the decision is made that the only way to know, is to search for them.
Takes place on-board the sleeper ship, during a sort of planet-wide existential crisis.
Humanity retreats back due to psychological trauma, mass-suicides, crime, etc to receive accelerated rehabilitation treatment in deliberately sub-par simulations to help them reacclimatise to reality.
After more closely monitoring the events within the simulation, the AI becomes aware of the rapidly spreading insanity within it. Having decided it is clearly not a good god, it wipes itself.
Takes place in the halls of the Odenre Heirarchs, between the kind and his most trusted advisors.
One of the Odenres oldest and once most trusted client races - the one responsible for a majority of their security and fleet operations - is starting to question authority too much and are deemed untrustworthy.
The king decides to strip them of their prestigious position and replace them with a more suggestible, younger species.
They bought it from from one of the Odenre client races that had risen up against the Odenre.
Owners of group of ex-military research firms have decided it’s time to bring about a new era of peace for mankind. By developing weapons so powerful the generals won’t wish to wield them, they hope to eliminate any chance of interplanetary war being waged again.
As a bonus, the energy storage and generation potential of antimatter means starships can venture further and faster into space than ever before, while providing them with a tidy profit on selling the technology.
Humanity’s Third Fleet, including its flagship - the ISA Longsword - are refitted with the first line of antimatter annihilation powerplants. After fuelling and live fire tests at the Navy’s refinery facilities in low orbit of Corona Australis’ sun, the vessels are confirmed ready for relaunch. Not much has changed about their design, except that their powerplants can produce enough energy to stick a railgun round clean through one of their capital ships every few seconds.
Research begins on more exotic armour formulations.
A clone of Pavel grown from DNA retrieved from the old stasis pods on the ship.
Setting: The largest cathedral of the Holy Pavel Church.
Attempted assassination of Pavel on live broadcast to whole of humanity. Aftermath leads to a damning of the current model of human morality, with Pavel, who has become the symbol of ‘evil’, effectively being presented as the person who is the best of us, for taking on the collective sin of humanity so we can feel less terrible about ourselves.
People flock to his religion, which was already well developed.
Takes place on the bridge of a human vessel, between the king of the Odenre and his footman, the ship captain, and the weapons officer aboard the vessel.
The Captain was reluctantly persuaded to go with the Kings recommendation.
Takes place in a ‘simulationist holocaust’ remembrance festival. Descendants of the few people who had children before returning to the simulation all those years ago speak about the new simulation being created.
Most people are indifferent, though a small contingent of people feel angry about the resurrection of the same tech that a third of humanity died because of.
Takes place on the surface of a rocky moon in orbit around a barren and cratered planet.
One of humanity’s automated exploration drones discovers an ancient craft and some crude equipment on the surface, damaged beyond repair by millennia of micrometeor strikes. Amongst the wreckage is a plaque, deformed in the wreckage. Many of the words on it had loose translations at best, but the meaning was clear.
“HERE MEN FROM THE PLANET EARTH
FIRST SET FOOT UPON THE MOON
JULY 1969, A. D.
WE CAME IN PEACE FOR ALL MANKIND”
The legends were true.
Takes place on Odenre homeworld, private meeting between Odenre royals. The King is not there, but his consort and vizier are.
The consort is acting as the mouthpiece of the King, the Spy accuses her of treachery, mutually kill each other. Vizier is shocked and appalled as Prince and Council leader come in, Prince tries to take on leadership and erase Spy from history books, fight breaks out between him and Councilman, as he kills him, the guards shoot everyone. Only the deputy council leader who wasn’t even there becomes the leader and closes communications as planned in the midst of massive political upheaval due to the murder/suicide of the highest echelons of Odenre society all at once.
From this we learned:
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