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Forthi, First Steps Into Space
« on: November 29, 2008, 09:39:48 pm »
There seems to be a lot of different 'historical' threads being made and i just felt like posting something that i wrote a while back. Hope you enjoy it.


Memoirs of Admiral Lui Limenan Lee

My first memory was of a spaceship. A long slender cylinder, shiny in the sparkling daylight, stood over a launch pad several meters in diameter. I was sitting on my mother's lap, staring at the strange and foreign thing wondering what exactly it was. As a young kid I was normally rowdy and fidgety, it was out of character for me to sit so still as I was at the time. The ship just had a hold over me.
When the engines ignited I was caught by surprise. My mother always told me that at that moment my eyes went wide, looking too big to actually be a part of my body. I just laugh whenever I hear that. I watched as the ship slowly made its way up into the air, escaping the atmosphere and breaking free of Shonto's gravity. I will never forget that sight.
I was strange for a young Forthi. My mother only had one child, me. Normally Forthi females produce litters of three to five young, but in my case I was the only one. Needless to say, I was picked on a lot. Everyone thought it was strange that I did not have my family grouping with me wherever I went. Most of the time at school I would be bullied with no one to stick up for me. Now that I think back on it, the school years just built my character.
After the death of my mother as well as the passing of various jobs on Shonto I decided to join the FDM (Forthi Delegation Military). At that time the Forthi race wasn't fully united yet and the Forthi Delegation itself was not very powerful. Its military was a joke. Nonetheless, its special operations team was ranked very highly, having attracted elite Forthi from nations around the world.
I slowly made my way up the command structure, crawling closer and closer to the job I actually wanted, special operations. It took me ten years to reach the vaunted position. Ten years of peace keeping missions all over Shonto. Ten years of waiting to get shot at to see if I would be able to fire back. Ten years of losing friends.
After my experiences with the FDM I joined some crackpot organization known as the Forthi Delegation Space Agency (FDSA). At least it was viewed as a crackpot agency when I joined. The FDSA was known only for their costly rocket program and their accomplishment of launching satellites that allowed the Forthi people to communicate worldwide and bringing large amounts of information to each and every Forthi household.
This agency was riddled with corruption when I joined. The leaders of the organization were slowly draining the funds put aside for the agency for their own personal use. Besides the launching of satellites every few years, little else was being done.
I learned of this within the first few weeks on the job. Instead of getting angry and quitting I viewed this corruption as a challenge I needed to overcome. My lack of connections within the organization became something which held me back. I quickly worked to correct this and in the following years I was able to establish the needed connections throughout the FDM.
During this time several momentous events occurred involving the Forthi Delegation. The five great superpowers of Shonto joined together under the banner of the Forthi Delegation, relinquishing control of their regions and allowing the Forthi Delegation itself to govern these areas. Many smaller nations joined in this massive revolution and the Forthi Delegation was truly born.

It took some time, longer than it should have really, but eventually the Forthi began to truly expand into space. Under my direction the FDSA was able to launch the first workhorse of the Forthi race, the Nuuk Taa. I had supervised its entire development from the first drawings to the actual construction and its final launch. It was made with one purpose in mind; to construct the space structures needed for expansion. It was a beautiful design as some of you may know from the many pictures that were taken of it. A main body stretched for some distance. All along this body were portholes, four on each 'side'. From these holes construction pods would extend, attached to durable cables that anchored them to the ship. Forthi could work comfortably in these pods directing the many tools needed in during construction.
It was an ingenious design, one that the Forthi race would use for many years, and to great success.
The first structure that the Nuuk Taa worked on was the commercial spacestation FDSS-1, or High Flyer as it came it be called. The station was originally intended for scientific use, but when the Forthi Delegation fell on hard times financially it was converted to an expensive hotel that helped in large part to keep the FDSM in business. Many wealthy being wished to be the first customers of this enterprise and gladly forked over large sums of money for several nights stay. This station can still be visited while visiting Shonto, although its glamor and general upkeep is somewhat disappointing.
Over the next five years, the plans were laid for three more spacestations to orbit Shonto. It was also during this time period that the FDSM completed their first permanent settlement on our moon. It was dismal at best. I remember my first visit to the compound. Everything was too small and cramped. If you saw someone coming in the opposite direction in a hallway, one of you would have to turn around and wait for the other to pass. The living quarters of the station's crew was the only place where you could actually stretch your legs. Several years later the station had been expanded to enormous proportions, forming the first major Lunar Metropolis. I'm proud to say that this city was named in my honor.
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Re: First Steps Into Space
« Reply #1 on: November 29, 2008, 09:54:08 pm »
Wow, there are so many potential bestselling authors here. Hmmm. Perhaps I should post some history.
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Re: First Steps Into Space
« Reply #2 on: November 30, 2008, 02:38:11 am »
Perhaps I should post some history.

Bloody hell, I've started a fad D:
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Re: First Steps Into Space
« Reply #3 on: November 30, 2008, 08:16:22 am »
Indeed.

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Re: First Steps Into Space
« Reply #4 on: November 30, 2008, 08:37:27 am »
Perhaps I should post some history.

Bloody hell, I've started a fad D:
HA! Trick answer! I already have history in my Perrachi topic! Speaking of which, I've got to go update it sometime soon.
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Re: First Steps Into Space
« Reply #5 on: November 30, 2008, 08:44:16 am »
i have history in my arkibal thread, but that isn't the same as a historical story.

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Re: First Steps Into Space
« Reply #6 on: November 30, 2008, 08:48:45 am »
i have history in my arkibal thread, but that isn't the same as a historical story.
Oh. Never mind, then.
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Re: First Steps Into Space
« Reply #7 on: November 30, 2008, 10:21:15 am »
Perhaps I should post some history.

Bloody hell, I've started a fad D:

That you have. And a good one at that!

I'll be updating soon.

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Re: First Steps Into Space
« Reply #8 on: November 30, 2008, 10:28:30 am »
i like your Fad Plank, and i might post some stuff too.

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Re: First Steps Into Space
« Reply #9 on: November 30, 2008, 10:29:32 am »
This must be how Luminar feels....
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Re: Forthi, First Steps Into Space
« Reply #10 on: November 30, 2008, 11:02:14 am »
I moved this section to my first post (it's separated by the line). I felt that it would be better to keep the two sections together since they are from the same person. In this next section i'm going to be writing from a different person and perspective.
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Re: Forthi, First Steps Into Space
« Reply #11 on: December 19, 2008, 08:24:40 pm »
The War Council

Admiral Lee sat at his desk aboard the carrier Delegation. The old wooden piece of furniture had been brought up to space and installed within his office after he personally requested it. After all he had been the one that had helped in the design of the carrier. Even though he was not officially the leader of this expedition, his office had been placed at the forefront of the ship giving him the second best view aboard the Delegation. The first had been reserved for the bridge of the ship.
Even now Lee stared out into the depths of space, watching the many different lights twinkling around him. A squadron of F-2 Darts blasted past his large plexi-glass window. They were visible for only a second and then only their tail flame could be seen.
They're amazing little things, Lee thought to himself.
The comlink on his desk broke him out of his stare.
//Admiral Lee? Sir?//
Lee pressed the button to answer the call.
"Go ahead," Lee said.
//The captain is calling for a meeting. He wants to talk to you in your office. I guess he likes the view,//
"Sounds good," Lee laughed, "send him in when he arrives."
Several minutes later the captain of the Delegation and a small group of the military advisors were sitting around the table that made up the other half of Lee's office.
"As we have all know, since we have been studying all records for the past few years, the rebels had several major strategies that they used to great effect in the last war," the captain said pulling up the list of information on the hologram at the center of the table. It was a new contraption that fizzled in and out before coming into full focus.

1. Maneuverability: The smaller trade ships were generally smaller and able to out maneuver any of the larger government ships. This trumped our firepower capabilities and put an end to the idea of the large capital ships that had been under construction.
2. Crew: The crews of the outer colony traders were more familiar with the depths of space than the government crews. This could be explained to lack of government funding.
3. Numbers: Because of the booming economy, the need for more private traders had increased their numbers so that government forces were outnumbered nearly 5 to 1.


"Well, thanks to Admiral Lee, i believe we've solved that problem," the captain went on when the hologram stopped fizzling. "With this carrier, we are able to hold around 100 of the smaller strike craft that have amazing movement capabilities. That should solve the problem of maneuverability and numbers alone. And increased government spending has allowed for increased training. I do believe that the Delegation was an investment that will reunite the Forthi race under one government again."
"This is indeed an excellent plan," Lee said. "While i do hate the loss of life, this separation of the Forthi race will lead us nowhere. I believe the ends justify the means."
At that moment the ship's AI chimed in on their meeting.
//Arrival to destination in 3 hours.//
"The time is approaching gentlemen! I believe we should make sure the appropriate checks to ensure our success..."

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Re: Forthi, First Steps Into Space
« Reply #12 on: December 20, 2008, 05:21:04 pm »
A Fighter's Tale
Tiik was part of the 41st generation of his family. They were a proud family, but one that had never come across true wealth. Poverty had been a curse that had plagued them for as long as any of the family members could remember. It was because of this that his family had a long history with the military. Tiik turned out to be no different. The only difference was that Tiik was the first one to enter space. And he loved it!

Tiik checked all of his systems over once more, following the procedures before shootoff. All lights showed green.
"All systems are go. I am ready for shootoff, command," Tiik said into his comlink.
//Roger that W-3, you are next for launch... Tracks are engaged.// came the reply. Tiik felt a shudder run through his F-2 as it was attached to the railway. The strike craft suddenly jerked to the right as it was spun around to be engaged to the launcher. Another shudder showed that it was ready for launch.
//You are engaged W-3. Good hunting!// The countdown played over Tiik's intercom system. He braced as the countdown neared zero. There was a surge of acceleration as the F-2 was expelled out of the carrier Delegation's by a magnetic track.
"Bah-wah!" Tiik yelled into his headset when he was finally clear of the ship.
//You are cleared for attack. Attack coordinates are being sent to your computer now.//
"Roger that command," Tiik said as he pointed his craft in the correct direction. When he was properly adjusted he pushed forward on the accelerator and blasted off towards the enemy. It took only several minutes before he arrived on the scene of the battle.
Several of the Delegation's escorts had been sent forward to attack the rebel ships and help divert their attention from the carrier. When Tiik arrived, it seemed like the two forces were in a stalemate. Tiik pointed his craft at the nearest rebel ship and readied his weapons for attack. The rebel ship was a smaller trader that brandished several large railguns and one missile pod launcher. As Tiik neared the ship several missiles streaked out of the pods and towards one of the government cruisers.
When Tiik got within range, his computer alerted him that the weapons were ready for launch, and that the tracking devices had a positive lock on the enemy ship. He quickly pressed his the launch button, sending off a small cluster of missiles from his small strike craft. They blasted off into the distance where they finally impacted along the hull of the rebel ship.
The missiles had been specially designed to penetrate thick armor that was normally present on ships of war. These missiles did just the trick. While in flight, the connector of the missiles broke apart allowing them to separate. The chips in the head of each missile guided it so that 1st one would impact, then the 2nd would follow in the wake of that destruction, then the 3rd, and then the 4th, maximizing the amount of damage created by each launch.
This is exactly what happened with the missiles launched by Tiik. The first punched a small hole through the armor when the second widened it. The third was able to fly through the hole and into the insides of the ship. When it exploded it caused much more damage because of the weaker armor. The 4th was the most devastating as it was able to penetrate where the shells were stored. The ensuing explosion ripped the rebel ship apart, creating an explosion that blazed in brilliance, but soon died as the oxygen ran out.
"Bah-wah!" Tiik yelled into his intercom. Cheers erupted over the government radio channels.