Timestamp: 2892-11-22 – Alpha Universe
The fourth of July 2892, fourteen hundred years after Columbus brought the information of a new continent to the monarchy of Spain, man breached the barrier which separates our universe from the countless others. Man had officially reached the Third Columbia, after no more than a rough six hundred years of space travel. Yet at the time we did, we were forever change. As the first spaceship left earth to explore our wast galaxy, and later the universe, the Earth’s United States had no idea what the heritage of mankind would become. The clueless had inititated the era of space travel, and so the Second Columbia was instated. We were no longer planetbound, no longer limited by the borders Earth presented.
It would take us another three hundred years before we finally abandoned Earth for good, leaving it for nothing but a seat of power. The EUS were left alone on earth during the glorious year of 2556, an October day, as a grand fleet of Class A civilisation ships left Earth’s orbit, reaching for promised lands and new civilisations. They left the shining sun behind them, still unaware that they would become a plague to thousand of worlds.
Many of the species whom had been visited by early scouts welcomed us with open arms, seeing as we were both physically and technologically superior, while the few races superior to us in technology quickly were banished from this universe. The ancient hunter which we were born to be had once again taken down the larger preys, only this time the mammoth were Mark IV battleships, and the spear was Niagara Torpedos of the third generation. Much like spears created a body void of life, the Niagara weapons effectively creating a black hole through the armadas that stood in our way. Within a century we had established a reputation of being warmongering parasites, living off the tears and blood of the species welcoming us as gods. Rightfully so, one might add. We had become the predator, and as we had destroyed Earth we were infesting our reality with an endless war.
Yet now we are, if possible, even worse. As we opened the first Dimensional Gate using a similar technique as that in the Niagara Torpedos a whole new world opened. Scientists were baffled as something which can only be described as a dragon flew out, this despite conquering countless worlds within our own universe. A new world had been found, another universe still a virgin to the war we waged and another crusade was already issued. Now the question is, where will this end? For what are we, if not a plague upon the realities?
Third Columbia was reached just months ago, yet the breach has already ignited a firestorm of opinions. While some want to cling onto what once was cutting edge technology, others claimed that the Psytha changed everything.
At first the essence was wild, untamed. Scientists were baffled by its existence, unable to trace its origin. The crystallic purple element had only been discovered on other realities, and only in minimal quantities. So, naturally, they tried every tool in their possession upon it, with unresting curiosity trying to find its use.
The breakthrough came as they pulverised it, and then refined it using technology still untold. As the process was finished, they were left with a purple plasma, leaving no smell or trace behind it. After a myriad of techniques tried, they at last managed to find a use.
The Psytha was a beacon, a tool in which energies coult accumulate into awesome force. In the beginning the effects were random, but with massive amount of training a few learned to master it. These became the Clerics, and the reign of the Earth’s United States came to its peak. The purging of the “subpar” began, a word which to this day lacks an official definition.
On the planet of Ocurus, refugee camps have sprung to life across the entirety of the cold, dry Aral Spine. You have found yourself here as well, be it to seek shelter, vengeance or to clasp onto what little safety you once had.
Hosted and narrated by:
Markus Bergland (SgtFailure)
Scenes played: 6
License: Community License