Murkpath: Introduction

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Murkpath: Introduction

Post by Roy-Batty » Thu Nov 28, 2013 10:00 am

In the aftermath of mankind’s darkest hour, light is eternal. The remains of the X´Lanthos fleet linger burning above earth’s atmosphere, surrounding the planet in a menacing, netlike grid. The dead craft defy gravity, engulfed in unnatural combustion. Burning Biomass vessels from another world, a world so far out of human reach it could only be called unnatural. However, was it really? Over the last millennia, man had overcome the limitations of his own frame, defying age and illness. He had discovered how to bend space and travel the Highways over unimaginable distances. And ultimately, he had known how to harness the energy of an entire galaxy. Was this, the stranger at man’s doorstep, really so unnatural? In all its ghostly flames, now illuminating the surface of the planet both day and night, one could say this moment in time was only logical.

It was merely a matter of time before a superior being had to intervene. In all its childish curiosity, humanity had finally touched a forbidden place. But the waiting feast had been too seductive, and the appetite too great. Innocent and acting without thought, the people of earth poured through the Highways, to gaze upon the New Worlds beyond. Many reached to create a new Terra, a new homeland. Shaped in the most convenient ways for those whose choose to escape earth. Not worrying about consequences or reason, the young species man still is only fed on its desire to explore and conquer. To expand throughout the galaxies and never need to preserve anything but itself. To the playful eyes of a child, the infinity of an ever expanding universe looks like heaven. And much like a child, man had not been able to recognize the signs, warning him to stay away. To turn back. To leave. Man had forsaken its Explorer spirit, and with it the dangers that always lurk in uncharted territory.

And so it was inevitable that the original shapers of the new worlds would come. Man had been too bold and the beholding eye was neither understanding, nor forgiving. Beyond the expanding reach of humanity, the Engineers had been preparing their response to the inconvenient insolence that had once been a mere pinprick, but now was spreading beyond all acceptable boundaries. The Extermination Fleet took centuries to assemble, as the X’Lanthos watched the human infestation pollute what belonged to them. When the first wave of purging vessels reached the Outer Colonies, it was already far too late. In the chaos of destruction and death mankind’s eternal question of the existence of developed life on other worlds was answered decisively. The X´Lanthos came in drones, swarms, endless waves. Not to negotiate or explain, but to resolve the issue at hand. To remove the insult that had defiled their creations.

On Terra, the blackout of the Intergalactic Highways remained a mystery for decades. Claims of escaped colonists about war on their new homes were quickly discarded as rumors or lunacy, while those who knew the truth prepared to defend themselves, or escape. No one knew about the decelerating fleet for many years, until the screaming settlers left their foreboding message to Orbit Control, as the first Bioformers hit Mars.
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Re: Murkpath: Introduction

Post by Roy-Batty » Thu Nov 28, 2013 10:01 am

A short, first page introduction of a bigger story I am working on. Just to make sure the new readers know about the DP World...
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