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The Colonist - Full Version

Posted: Tue Aug 09, 2011 6:47 pm
by Straydog191
The Colonist

Entry: Personal Log
Date: 23rd August 3501
Designation: Colonist - 525
Subject: Leaving Home

I’m leaving Earth today, I’m off to Colony 24, I‘ve been chosen as one of the ‘Best and Brightest’ that they‘re sending out to get the colonies full set up, I didn‘t think I was a very good engineer but, hey it‘s the best paying job I‘ve had in years.
I’ve never been off-world before, I’ve always wanted to though, but now that I am, I’m really scared.
I couldn’t have got a better ship to go on though the fleet’s pride ’The Exitus’.
Orrin’s here though so who better to go flying off to the other side of the galaxy with than my best friend? The manual says the journey’s going to be 6 months, 6 Months! The worst of it is the only three places were allowed on the ship are our rooms, the cafeteria and the Gym. This is going to be a long flight…
Sign Off.
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Entry: Personal Log
Date: 1st September 3501
Designation: Colonist - 525
Subject: On the Ship

Wow, I’ve only been on the ship about a week and I’m already bored out of my mind. Orrin got sick on the second day, so I’ve had no-one to talk to as well, he gets out in another week so it might pick up after that, but still six month’s of eating, sleeping and exercising? I’m going to be like zombie after this…
Sign Off.
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Entry: Engineer’s Report
Date: 5th September 3501
Designation: Colonist - 525
Subject: Sub-Light Engine Damaged

Heading through Asteroid Field X-34, the ship, designation ‘The Exitus’ received damage to Sub-Light Engine SL-12. Repairs are scheduled to take up to 1 month the ship will be able to continue it’s journey on October 5th.
Sign Off
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Entry: Personal Log
Date: 28th September 3501
Designation: Colonist - 525
Subject: Stupid Asteroids

Well thanks to those Dakking asteroids, we’ve been stuck here almost another month. And who’s got to fix the engine? Me, the only half decent engineer on board this accursed ship. Oh well at least I’ve nearly finished repairs, just about 5 more days. Anyway I’ve been working non-stop for the past 32 hours so I’m going to hit the hay…
Sign Off
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Entry: Engineer’s report
Date: 5th October 3501
Designation: Colonist - 525
Subject: Sub-Light Engine Repaired

All Sub-Light Engine repairs are complete, after two days drive tests, we’re back on track for Inter-Stellar Highway 24. Will notify should problems arise.
Sign Off
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Entry: Personal Log
Date: 1st February 3502
Designation: Colonist - 525
Subject: Nearly there!

YES! Only a couple of more weeks on this bucket of bolts. I swear everything that could break on this ship has at some point of the journey. I’ve spent the entire six month’s keeping us going, and had no time for myself. I haven’t even seen Orrin he’s been at the Gym every day of the trip, he got recruited into some security detail for the planet, and so he’s had to stay in top form. Hopefully I’ll get a minute to myself after Planetfall.
Sign Off
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Entry: Personal Log
Date: 29th February 3502
Designation: Colonist - 525
Subject: Touch Down!

So we made PlanetFall last Thursday on the 23rd they just got every one sorted into their homes yesterday, I’m waiting on all my things getting here. So found out what my job is! I’m the Chief Engineer in charge of the Gravity Well Generator, I guess its alright, the machine runs fine and I get paid Thousands an hour to stand, drink XL-2 and watch it, so I’m happy.
Oh Ye I met up with Orrin the other day, he’s the new head of Security for whole of Sector’s 4, 5 and 6!
He’s certainly done well for himself!
Sign Off…
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Entry: Personal Log
Date: April 12th 3502
Designation: Colonist - 525
Subject: Work, Work, Work..

Wow, It turns out my job wasn’t as easy as I first thought, the Gravity Generator takes 24/7 Maintenance and I do half of that! I’ve been working 12 hours a day all week! Luckily we got a new ship full of colonists arrive two days ago and so once they’re settled in there should be four engineers instead of two, so I’ll only have to work hour shifts.
Orrin got another promotion the other day, he’s now Chief Executive of Security, that means he has too look after the entire colony, that’s 40,000 people!
Sign Off
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Entry: Engineer’s report
Date: 17th June 3502
Designation: Colonist - 525
Subject: Gravity Generator Faults

The Colony’s Gravity Generator is starting to fail, sectors of the city are experiencing sporadic Gravity changes, there have been 3 deaths where Gravity became so high that it crushed a house and all of the people in it, We have requested a newer model replacement be sent from colony 25, this should be here within a couple of days.
Sign Off
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Entry: Personal Log
Date: 23rd August 3502
Designation: Colonist - 525
Subject: 1 Year and a new job

Wow this is a strange coincidence! The 1 year anniversary since I left Earth and got on the ship that would take me here… On this same day I’m getting on the same ship which is taking me to my new Job, Chief Engineer on the Gas Refiner for the Gas Giant in this Solar System. Only got the job thanks to Orrin, I’m glad he’s stayed my friend even if he is a straight laced Military boy.
Well I won’t be back for about a year, and we’re not allowed HoloLogs on the facility so I won’t be able to log until then.
Sign Off
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Chapter 2 - Return

Entry: Personal Log
Date: 2nd September 3503
Designation: Colonist - 525
Subject: Return

So, I’m back.. Not much to say really, I’ve been doing the same Dakking thing for the past year.. Remind me again why I wanted to leave Earth? Ohh, something interesting did happen to break up the monotony of the work I had to do.. There was some unusual activity on the High ways, there was a large amount of ships moving through them together.. Never did find out why.. Oh well..
Sign Off
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Entry: Security Log
Date: 4th October 3503
Designation: Security - CE
Subject: Approaching Fleet

There has been a lot of strange activity on the Highways recently, and our long range scanners indicate that what we are calling a ‘Fleet’ is heading straight for this planet, also they’re coming from Highway 17, there are no Colonies anywhere near Highway 17. We are tracking progress of this fleet, and are attempting communications. So far we have been unsuccessful. We will submit more updates as they become apparent. This is Chief Executive of Security Orrin Hackabar Signing Off
Sign Off
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Entry: Personal Log
Date: 24th October
Designation: Colonist - 525
Subject: Strange Activity

Hey, there’s been an awful lot of suspicious activity going on lately, there’s been a huge Military recruitment drive, more security teams have been moving around and there’s been a uncanny number of Analysts and Astropathic Communicators arriving, I wonder if this was anything to do with that fleet we picked up a couple of months ago. I might look into this.
Sign Off
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Entry: Security Log
Date: 3rd November
Designation: Security - CE
Subject: Security Breach

There has been a Security Breach, The Chief Engineer for the Gravity Well Generator has been snooping around, trying to find out about the recent goings on. He will have to be stopped before he finds out anything important. This is Chief Executive of Security Orrin Hackabar Signing Off
Sign Off
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Entry: Personal Log
Date: 7th November
Designation: Colonist - 525
Subject: They’re on to me!

I don’t have long! They found out what I was up to, they’re going to put me in rehabilitation.. It’s not Human! The fleet that was discovered, it isn’t a human fleet, they tried hailing it on every frequency known to mankind nothing… I hear them outside now.. I have to go.. I’ll be back..
Sign Off
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Entry Security Log
Date: 8th November
Designation: Security - CE
Subject: Threat Detained

The Chief Engineer has been detained, However he found out. At present we don’t know if he managed to tell anyone, but by the activity of the populace, it doesn’t seem so. However when that fleet gets here we may have a new threat to deal with. This is Chief Executive of Security Orrin Hackabar Signing Off
Sign Off
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Chapter 3 - Invasion..

Entry: Prison Log
Date: 19th January
Designation: Prison 4 Warden
Subject: Release of Prisoner 525

Prisoner 525 has been released today, It is of the Psychiatric’s belief that he has been rehibilated and no longer poses a threat to the safety of the colony. He will be watched for the next three months to see if he reverts.
Sign Off
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Entry: Personal Log
Date: 21st January
Designation: Colonist - 525
Subject: Freedom

I got out a couple of days ago, just got back into my house and got all of my stuff back. I can’t tell anyone what I discovered.. They’ll kill me if do.. Who knows what will happen when that fleet arrives.
Sign Off
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Entry: Personal Log
Date: 13th February
Designation: Colonist - 525
Subject: Torment

I find myself walking alone, through streets filled with people.. I watch mothers with young children, and I wonder, why was it that this child’s fate decided for it, what would it have been if it had grown up? Would this child have made the next huge discovery.. I have to watch as my world slowly dies.. And it torments me..
Sign Off
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Entry: Security Log
Date: 26th February
Designation: Security - CE
Subject: Fleet Arrival Imminent

The Fleet will arrive in one week, we have had no success with communications. Nothing, we hailed them on every single frequency known to mankind, nothing. One thing though we got a single picture from one of our deep space probes, it looks like a military fleet. This is Chief Executive of Security Orrin Hackabar Signing Off.
Sign Off
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Entry: Personal Log
Date: 4th March
Designation: Colonist - 525
Subject: It’s here..

The fleet that’s been coming just drooped out of Highway 24, right above the planet, Orrin contacted me for the first time in 5 months, he tells me that they can’t contact them, so they’ve raised the shields.. He also tells me that with the weapons these ships are toting, the shield won’t even last a day..
Sign Off
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Chapter 4 - Record

‘Record’

“They started firing yesterday, if Orrin was right then the shields should collapse in about Five Minutes, so that’s my Life expectancy from now, five minutes… I came from Earth expecting to lead a successful career here for many years and then retire to Earth at an old age to live out the remainder of my days.. Now? Now I get to live out my five minute retirement knowing I’m going to get blown away by some alien race we never even knew existed”

“Woah, I think the shield went down, this means that death count will be rising as I speak.. Which means it won’t be long until I’m part of it..

Well if these are my last words, all I have to say is. My name is-Transmission End-


The End



So this is the full version, I was a bit disappointed with the end but on the whole I thought it turned out Ok..

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