The year is 2262, and humanity has had faster than light (FTL) travel for a little over 30 years. We have ventured into the surrounding star systems around earth, and the Earth Colonial Federation (ECF) was founded.
Humans began searching the nearby stars for life, knowledge, riches… and many mining colonies and outposts were set up over in the surrounding star systems.
And while humans found signs of life, it was all very basic in comparison, single cell, basic molds and lichens. While those discoveries were significant in their time, no other intelligent life was found in the nearby star systems, like Alpha Centauri. As Humanity made it out to Tau Ceti, over 10 light years away, we found planets full of life, at a similar stage to Earth’s Jurassic period. The system was rife with life, much more so than the Solar System. Multiple worlds with life at varying phases of evolution, similar in many ways to animals on earth, but still only animal intelligence.
When we reached the Gliese 667 system 20 light years away, we encountered our first race of intelligent life. They were significantly more primitive than we were technologically, but were physically powerful, and seemed to have extra sensory perception. We originally called them the Glieseans, though now we call them Talosians, which is what they call themselves.
We placed a colony on that world, and have built a series of relay points to assist with our warp jumps.
The problem with FTL travel isn’t the aspect of turning the engine on, it’s turning it off once it is on. When you are moving faster than light, then the message to turn off the engine never catches up to the engine itself. Early FTL explorers would launch themselves into space… and vanish, never to be seen again. Now, over all ECF territory, there are ‘jump points’ that we sync up with now. The ‘space buoys’ launch a signal before our ships even set off, once the ship ‘reaches’ the point, it emerges from space, seeming to appear out of nowhere.
The ECF wishes to expand its territory, and the crew of the Adamant stands ready to partake of the dangerous task of blind FTL jumps, and venturing beyond the known reaches of space…
Hosted and narrated by:
Justin Silvasy (Fenrin)
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