The year is 2323.
In the early 22nd Century humanity moved to the stars, bringing all its petty squabbles with them. They quickly splintered into three factions - the Corporate OCN, the religious Theocracy and the green Gaia Movement. The Gaia movement refused to play the political game and left in colony ships destined for parts unknown. The OCN and Theocracy settled down into decades of land grabbing, posturing, spying and threats. A cold war which turned hot over night.
In 2291 a group of Theocracy pilots mistakenly believing the OCN was stockpiling weapons of mass destruction near the planetary capital, nuked the agricultural planet of Aldipose. The OCN retaliated and the war escalated. Three years later a lucky break provided the OCN an advantage over the Theocracy and the war turned in their favour. It was almost a decade later when the last Theocracy Battle Cruiser surrendered and the war was finally over.
The planet Aldipose stands as a monument to that war. The once green agricultural planet now glows red in the night; a super heated ball of magma. Aldipose now serves as the galaxies primary source of Daxonium fuel, skimmed from its super heated surface. It was the first casualty in the great OCN / Theocracy war, a trigger for all the violence which followed, but its greatest ignominy came later when the Theocracy tested their ‘Hand of God’ super-weapon on it, shattering its crust and releasing its core.
Today Aldipose stands as the centre of a great corporate machine, providing fuel to freighters, merchants, fighters and carriers, but it is something more. A rallying cry:
“Remember Aldipose” - the cry of those seeking and persecuting religious practitioners, their allies and those who promote or forward religious beliefs.
The fleet carrier Acquisition and her crew of officers, technicians, engineers and fighter pilots defend the OCN from threats originating both beyond the OCN colonial borders and home grown in this dramatic adventure story.
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Hosted and narrated by:
Declan Feeney (Whirlmeister)
Scenes played: 6
License: Community License