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The Station
« on: February 24, 2010, 02:17:31 pm »
A Xylanis Mechanicus base was the destination of the Littany after it left the combat over Felron. It landed, and the Special Operations team were escorted to the data library. The data they recovered from Felron was analysed.
"Huh....we have a few ship blueprints, planet locations.....ooh, their fortress planets and their defenses....damn! No data on their leaders or such. We can scan their ships and find their structural weaknesses, though, that should be a boost." The data analysis Member said, combing over the lines of data, readouts, and diagrams taken from the data network on Felron. They had picked up a probe an hour earlier, but it hadn't hung around long enough to get a decent scan. All they could do was wait for their next orders.



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Re: The Station
« Reply #1 on: February 24, 2010, 03:46:44 pm »
The Station: Xylus Machanicus Base

Vokonar as always was an impatient Skrall and the fact that he was on edge was not very pleasant, he had been under heavy suspicion and a target for mockery for letting this entire mess get out of hand, as far as the Combine was concerned this was basically all his fault, thus, it was his job to fix it. This mission to retrieve the stolen data from the Photos before it became too wide spread was his only chance to redeem himself, the mission: The Photos stole data, steal it back! It would be horrible if the data became public to rest of the enemy and as of now the Core guessed it was still being decrypted, meaning this was their only chance to retrieve it

A large disturbance in space appeared as an entire Combine battle fleet showed its self giving the Photos a very clear message: “We want our data back!” A large force like this was necesarry....no matter how minor no data could be allowed to remain out of their possession long enough for the enemy to use it against them...

//Commander Vokonar….Core Combine fleets in battle formation…..all systems running at maximum…//

Sadly since Vokonar was not a warlord his fleet did not possess one of the Combines large and powerful dreadnaughts so he would have to make do with the Assault Carrier he possessed (basically a more heavily armed carrier designed to act as a command ship) the other carriers, as well as several battleships and the usual swarm of frigates and destroyers that accompanied a battle fleet…

//Ready invader pods… ready a squad of exterminator tripods…….troop transports operational?//

//Affirmative//

It was time for some payback… Vokonar knew either he came back with that data….. Destroyed it….. Or did not come back at all…

//All ships…. Proceed with the attack…. Bombardier units… move towards lunar orbit and target the installation… launch invader pods and annihilator tripods when in range…Carrier units are to do the same…… battle ship division A2D5 escort bombardier units to lunar orbit…. All other ships… target enemy formations………all ships are to be destroyed……no quarter……Attention carrier and bombardier divisions, keep all orbital weaponry on hand charged….. If we cannot retrieve the data…….we destroy it….//

The entire division of orders practically took seconds, indeed the Skrall’s super computer like minds combined with the instant broadcasting of the hive network allowed them to give orders at an incredible rate…

And with that the Core Combine blitz had officially begun, countless frigates, destroyers, and fighters descended on the Photos guard ships, going in up close and personal, acting as a distraction for the first battle ship division to do the real damage all the while acting as cover while the combined force of bombardiers, carriers, and battle ships moved into lunar orbit to drop down their deadly payloads….

”They will pay for this' Vokonar thought with a hiss "Ill glass this entire planet if I have to…”
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Re: The Station
« Reply #2 on: February 24, 2010, 03:55:43 pm »
"Heh. Activate that new Planetary Plasma Field generator." The Chief ordered. From the spire of the citadel, a massive rod extended into the atmosphere. It pinged out a giant field of plasma, bouncing off reciever spires scattered around the planet. Orbital Bombardment, terraforming spores, all that sort of attack were ineffective now. Their only hope would be to drop a force directly onto the citadel spire. And that was near impossible, due to the small size and high guards. They were left with few options. The Photos were prepared for a length siege, which was impossible due to the fact that they just sent a distress signal, and the fleet that wasn't at Felron was on-route to counter the C.C.

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Re: The Station
« Reply #3 on: February 27, 2010, 07:09:43 pm »
The Combine's persistence would prove to incite the fury of more than just the planet's defenders...

All over the region, GPA outposts were alerted to the besieged station's call for aid.

One by one, nearby bases responded to the signal, scrambling their units and flinging them towards the site of the imminent onslaught. Moments later, the space around the Combine formations shook quite visibly as an assortment of war-vessels flew out of warp and let loose their weapons at the now cornered Combine forces.

Caution wasn't readily thrown into the wind, however. These assailants came all the way here just to reclaim a rather incomplete parcel of data. That sort of determination would make anyone do some pretty crazy things, and the defenders knew all too well that they couldn't afford to fail during such a vital moment.

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Re: The Station
« Reply #4 on: February 27, 2010, 07:43:37 pm »
"Sir!" Said a Mechanicus tech.
"What!?!" Spat Ki'una, his mood foul.
"There's something you aught to see..." He said, motioning Ki'una to follow. They walked down a hallway to a large reinforced blast door. The member punched in a code, and the door unlocked, revealing 2 blast doors behind it, which did the same. They got in the elevator, and the doors shut. They went down. When the doors unlocked, Ki'una saw something unimaginable. Sitting on a large workstation was a ship unlike any other.
"Kyhira!" He swore.
"Eh?" The member grinned.
"What is it? The design, the appearance, it's unlike anything I've ever seen!" He asked the member, not believing his eyes.
"Remember that myth about the Shadow, that they were banished to a parallel universe? And how the race that did it disapeared without a trace?" He asked.
"Yeah, what's your point...Wait. You don't mean-"
"I do. This is a ship belonging to that ancient race. It's unthinkably advanced. Their tech is all based off antimatter, something we could only dream of. Their reactor, for example, draws energy from a controlled matter-antimatter annhilation, from what we can make of it. We can't even figure out how they GET the antimatter in sufficient quantities, let alone understand how they can control the annhilation. But somehow, they do. This thing, though it's only a frigate, makes the Hyvez look like a pushover. This thing packs 1000 times the firepower that ship does, and it's a fraction of the size." He explained.
"So, what's the thing doing just sitting there!?! GET IT INTO ORBIT!" Ki'una ordered.
"We can't. We can't get the ship to stay online. It will power up, then when we try to move it with the engines or something, it asks for a registry verification. If it isn't put in within a minute's time, the ship powers down. We have our best codebreakers, with our best codebreaking technology trying to crack it, but-" Ki'una cut him off.
"Wait. How do you read the text? I thought this ship was eons old!" Ki'una asked.
"That's the frightening part," The tech said, grabbing a datapad. He showed it to Ki'una. "See for yourself."
What Ki'una saw was nearly impossible. Written on the datapad, taken from the ship's computer, was Photise. Sure, it wasn't the current Photoise, but it was close enough to be readable.
"WHAT THE!?! THAT IS NOT POSSIBLE! THAT IS JUST. NOT. POSSIBLE!" He said.
"Hate to break it to ya, Commander, but it appears that the race that battled the Shadow eons ago, were-well, were our precursors." The member said.

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Re: The Station
« Reply #5 on: February 27, 2010, 08:37:06 pm »
This was bad, really bad, it was an assault gone horribly wrong, Vokonar was intending to get in, get out, and hopefully redeem himself before he was possibly punished for his mistakes, all of this was his fault and if he did not somehow fix it...

//devision A2D5, relocate to defence of new front! Devision A3D7, Continue assault on Photos defenders! Carriers release all squadrons, do not let them near the bombardiers!//

The split second orders where received as the Combines divisions set themselves upon their appropriate tasks. The Combine already had the Photos defense fleet surrounded, so they simply kept hammering them with their assault.

The Combines battleship division turned its attention to the GPA warships, as always, no negotiations, no words, no mercy, moving in formation, carriers opened up their four way beaks unleashing swarms of fighters that charged their ways towards the GPA lines.

Then, just like the GPA thought, something crazy happened….. every single Core Combine ship suddenly stopped shooting…

Every ship, fighter, battleship, simply froze and stopped firing, no words or transmissions where even given, even the ships attacking the Photos suddenly froze up and stopped shooting, even as Photos ships continued to return fire.


Assault Carrier

//Wha….what’s going on?! What are you waiting for!? OPEN FIRE!//

None of the ships responded.

//I said…// but he did not finish before a new transmission came in…

//Vokonar, by now you likely realize that I have initiated an override and have usurped command of your forces.//

Vokonar knew that emotionless voice…

//RAGARAN! This time…. This time you have gone too far! The Overlords will have your head and all three of your eyestalks!//

//On the contrary Vokonar, it is by their orders that I initiated the override…//

//WHAT?! What possible reason could they…//

//I have also brought Taragan with me//

//Wait… are you saying the Overlords have planned to…//

Station Orbit

A new ship suddenly appeared in orbit, one of the Core Combines dreadnaughts, but instead of it suddenly unleashing hot, gravitic, death everywhere it went like it usually did it to did not fire…

Inside the ship high warlord Ragaran floated upon his gravity platform, a second Skrall, Taragan, sat beside him.

//You are prepared yes, Taragan?//

//Yes high warlord.//

Taragan was indeed prepared, only perhaps twice in their history had the Combine ever negotiated but Taragan was considered the first true Skrall diplomat/negotiator, chosen mainly because of his growing talent of analyzing other species culture, laws, and psychological aspects, give him a file and he will find a way to get inside that species head, be able to empathize with them, be able to think like them, all while keeping the Combines interest first.

Taragan then let out feelings that could be considered the equivalent of a sigh, he was in for one hell of a ride….

Everywhere across the battlefield, nothing changed, every Combine ship was frozen, not moving or even firing…

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Re: The Station
« Reply #6 on: February 27, 2010, 08:50:02 pm »
The colonel in charge of the defense fleet noticed no incoming fire.
"Cease fire! Cease fire! They stopped shooting!" He ordered. All the Photos defense fleet's weapons went still. There was tension in orbit, such that the members of the ship felt as if they were being bombarded, even though the physical blasts stopped pounding the hull. Fortunately, the Shadow used Gravitron weapons, which were essentially gravity weapons, so the second generation dreadnought hull had been build to withstand gravity-based weapons to a certain extent.

The Station: Subterrain Hangar
"So you mean to tell me that we are an ancient race that de-evolved, then re-evolved into what we are today?" Ki'una asked.
"It would appear so." The cheif responded. He opened his mouth to continue, but he was cut off:
"YES!!!!" Came a yell from one of the codebreakers over near the ship. Ki'una ran over.
"You got the code?" He asked.
"Yessir. Do we power it up?"
"You betcha, get this sucker online ASAP. Let me know when, I'm taking command of this vessel." The codebreaker nodded and imput the code, beginning the power-up sequence. It didn't take long, and within 5 minutes the ship was full online. Ki'una boarded, and the mechanical hatch shut. The armoured roof was unlocked and slid open. The ship fired it's ascent thrusters, clearing the hangar, and then bolted off into orbit. They didn't open fire, because they noticed no one else was. Everyone would get a nice surprise, because this was a whole different energy signature.
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Re: The Station
« Reply #7 on: March 02, 2010, 07:31:37 pm »
What happened? Did this die?

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Re: The Station
« Reply #8 on: March 02, 2010, 07:34:40 pm »
I was waiting for Yuu to post, I was going to use this to open up the end war negotiations cause they have to happen eventually.
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Re: The Station
« Reply #9 on: March 02, 2010, 10:44:42 pm »
((OOC: Oh...

I was in the feeling that the other GPA fleets would also stop firing.

My bad. >_>))





The GPA fleets sent to aid the station were also baffled by the chain of events. They did not know why the enemy suddenly stopped dead on their tracks.

But one thing was certain...

They weren't going to let themselves fall into any sort of trap.

Soon, the agency's weapons also yielded, giving way to a serene, yet somewhat eerie, atmosphere all across orbit.

They didn't loose their sights, however. One false move and the weapon systems would be back online in a matter of seconds.

The Station

The communications center sprang to a life with thousands of calls, all asking the same thing...

//What the hell just happened out there?!//

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Re: The Station
« Reply #10 on: March 04, 2010, 09:30:41 pm »
Station Orbit

The halted Core Combine fleet was now doing something even more surprising, it was sending out hailing signals as well as opening up a communications channel, it would likely be very surprising to the enemy that these beings suddenly wanted to sit and talk when they obviously never showed an interest for such things, in fact the GPA forces have probably not even seen a single part of Core Combine culture that did not involve warfare...

//Channel Opened: Attention hostile forces, requesting temporary ceasefire, requesting acceptance of a diplomat to negotiate a permanent armistice……….Respond.//

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Re: The Station
« Reply #11 on: March 04, 2010, 11:14:06 pm »
Felron Orbit

The battle over the now ruined Combine planet finally reached it's conclusion as coalition forces took out all remaining stragglers.

Both repair and rearmament was well underway, with extensively damaged units being towed back home and it's officers reorganized. Vessels that were beyond the point of reasonable repair were quickly salvaged to provide raw materials for the crafts that did survive the onslaught.

After everything at Felron was finally taken care of, the remaining forces of the coalition prepared themselves for warp to the next Combine target.

Felron Orbit, Coalition Forces, Orealyianis First Fleet, Vara Orealyianis, Bridge


The planet apparently went by the name Felron...

A heavily altered planet with extremely immense quantities of artificial constructs...

Possessing bunkers and tunnel networks which reached well below the upper strata...

Bristling with machinery, seemingly all of which were geared for military purposes...

What could have urged these misguided people to go this far?


//Incoming transmission...//

"Open it.", said the admiral as he slowly rose from the captain's station.

//Your Highness, Admiral Kazamadariya! This is the OMS Kirina, reporting an urgent development from the relay point of the P.S. Littany.

Combine forces pursued the P.S. Littany and began engaging the local defenses. However, enemy fire suddenly stopped and their officer in command seems to be requesting a ceasefire.

In any case, please take a look at this...//

The main monitor switched to a live feed of the attempted siege, revealing that hostile forces did in fact cease their attacks and were now requesting a permanent armistice.

//We've sent the news to the other coalition forces.

We would be expecting your due response, Your Highness.

Over and out.//

Station Orbit

A teleconference of the GPA's high council was now underway. If they play their cards right, diplomats would be sent to the Combine fleet and relative peace between the two opposing factions would finally be achieved.

Until then, the area would be home to an unworldly maelstrom of tension.

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Re: The Station
« Reply #12 on: March 05, 2010, 07:12:38 pm »
Station Orbit

//Attention hostile forces, the fact that you have ceased fire is a sign that you have listened to and considered our request to negotiate a permanent armistice……. Respond.//

Technically, the Core Combine never surrendered, but an armistice was merely an agreement to stop fighting which was acceptable enough in the Combines own personal and very twisted code of honor and even though the Combine had plenty more to throw at the them, some of their calculations had produced grim results of very heavy losses…

But of course what they really wanted though was Felron and for that they would fight tooth and nail for... to hell with the consequences at that point. No matter what, it was still their homeworld after all...
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Re: The Station
« Reply #13 on: March 06, 2010, 02:33:11 am »
The teleconference was adjourned and the verdict was decided.

A diplomatic party shall be formed from the constituent peoples of the agency and sent down to the Photos installation. There, they shall meet up with the Core representative and, hopefully, be able to establish an armistice.

The Station

All of the agency's delegates have now arrived and were safely led to suitable meeting chamber.

It was only a matter of time before the arrival of, as unusual as the term might sound to people who have encountered them, a Core diplomat.

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« Reply #14 on: March 06, 2010, 11:19:37 pm »
Station Orbit

A small ship soon emerged from the massive dreadnaught, a simple drop ship designed to drop squadrons into hotspots in enemy territory, but today its purpose was surprisingly not for warfare, rather, it was transporting a diplomat to negotiate for peace...

Upon landing at the appropriate docking zone, Taragan, as well as three burly looking soldiers (Can't be too carefull) dropped down from the gravity lift and proceeded towards the meeting place...

The Station

Realizing that it would be better to leave the soldiers in order to not appear anymore hostile Taragan decided to leave them outside the meeting area, the three soldiers simply gathered together and began to discuss something in their own native language, ignoring almost everything else...

The meeting chamber doors opened revealing the Combines diplomat, a medium sized slug like creature that layed upon a flat anti-gravity platform that floated a bit above the floor (after all trailing slime is rude is it not?) The creatures three eye stalks moved around independently, each one turning towards and examining each of the delegates. The creatures appeared to have a few bionic implants, but he was not as heavily altered as other Skrall

//Greetings... my designation is Taragan of the Core Combine...// The creature spoke in a harsh, electronic, staccato tone, and his eyestalks continued to look around the room, almost as if he was paranoid that something was about to jump him
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Re: The Station
« Reply #15 on: March 09, 2010, 07:23:57 pm »
"Ugh....what a loathesome creature..." Ki'una thought to himself.
"Welcome to The Station, diplomat Taragan. I am Commander Ki'una of the Photos. Please, if you would, sit. Sit, and we shall proceed to discuss our...terms." Ki'una said. He was lucky he had a helmet, for his face was contorting at the thought of having to negotiate with such barbarians.
"Requirement One: I want all prisoners of war given back to their representative empires. Requirement Two: I want ALL Photos, be they POWs, or slaves, returned to us, immediately. Requirement Three: I want all, I mean ALL, Core Combine technology on Felron deactivated. Re-" Taragan went to cut him off.
"These are our requirements. The Orlyanis most likely have their own. And I know you Core Combine want Felron back. Well, let me be the first to break it to you; You ain't getting it back! You stepped in this hole, now you're gonna go to the bottom of it. These are our requests, they are non-negotable. It's either these, or we go the other route, and wipe your empire from existance. Trust me, we've done it before to other upstart races that were too much of a threat to the galaxy at large, we WILL do it again." Ki'una said sternly.

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« Reply #16 on: March 13, 2010, 08:29:03 am »
"Humorous.... it thinks this is a surrender." Taragan thought as the Photos went on and on and as he did the creatures bobbed his eyestalks up and down as if nodding.

//hmmm.... most of your terms seem... reasonable enough. The return of all Photos can be arranged very quickly, I would assume you would want all bionics removed yes? I also suppose you creatures would want a good portion of our slave stock? you seem to have a very strange interest in it...//

By slave stock, Taragan  was referring to unconverted captive aliens that where most likely being stored away somewhere in stasis chambers, though it confused Taragan, why would they be so interested in it? Did they need slaves to?

//However.... Felron is an entirely different issue, we are not asking for it.... we are taking it, and we will only acquiesce to your terms if you return it without hostility.//
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Re: The Station
« Reply #17 on: March 13, 2010, 08:41:56 am »
"Absolutly, Positivly not. There isn't a chance in the world you're getting Felron back, without a fight. And our strange interest in your...slaves....is that it disgusts us that you reduce other living things to such low levels. That's what machines are for! Now, you know our terms, now get off my planet!" Ki'una said.

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« Reply #18 on: March 15, 2010, 07:24:22 am »
"Now, now, Commander!", a loud overpowering voice from beside him said. "We are here to discuss an armistice, not a declaration of war." He looked at him with a mix of disappointment and concern. "Being a person of honor, you should know to keep your composure more than most of us gathered here..."

Facing towards the entire assembly, he softened his voice so that only the commander could hear him. "I am telling you this, not as a Luzonian representative, but as a fellow warrior, commander... All of us lost something dear to those beings in front of us, however, raising our weapons against them would only bring about further chaos... As much as they would not will to admit it, their necks are now well within our grasp... To let this opportunity slip away would put to waste the many sacrifices of our comrades out there..."

Returning his voice to a proper modulation, he faced the Core diplomat and soon began to speak. "Pardon that affair, representative... Let us get back on our discussion, shall we?"

"There seems to be a curiosity within your collective regarding our interest in these, assimilated worker castes...", he said while searching through some of the files he carried on his person. "Allow me to explain."

Using a small projection device, he showed to the assembly the section of the Galactic Charter which pertained to the rights of all sentient beings, and the many political, economical and philosophical arguments used to uphold them.

He also pulled out several reports showcasing several Charter-friendly sentient worker species, and how they should be treated. Case in point were the Komodile, a worker race which could be akin to living economic stimulus packages for the Beyon economy.

He additionally produced several documents regarding a couple of Charter-friendly non-sentient worker species, like steeds, guard animals, trees, among many others.

Obviously, nothing in the Core Combine's slave pool passed the Charter's standards.

"That, dear representative, is why we are interested in the acquisition of these assets.", he said, wielding a voice that thoroughly drove his point.

"Regardless of what has transpired, we, in fact, do recognize the sheer importance of Felron.", he added as he flipped open an image of Felron's current state. "But we must likewise require some compensation, do we not?"

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« Reply #19 on: March 15, 2010, 03:05:42 pm »
The creatures once again bobbed its eyestalks up and down, mostly as an acknowledgement that he was paying attention. After looking at the charter the Skrall's outermost of its three eyestalks lowered down while its middle eyestalk remained up, a type of body language that showed irritation, but nevertheless Taragan remained all too calm.

//Forgive me... your name eludes for now but I have a question, when my species first began to travel these stars... did I somehow enter a sleep cycle unexpectedly and while I slumbered my race apparently signed some agreement that binded us to this charter and I apparently was not informed?//

He paused for a few moments letting that sink in

//However, compensation, that we can understand, plain fact of the matter is that what our species perhaps view as valuable are different, so my question is what do you want?//
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Re: The Station
« Reply #20 on: March 15, 2010, 03:27:54 pm »
"My apologies for that outburst, it won't happen again, Taragan. Though he does have a point, my Luzonian friend, the charter is only binding to those who signed into it. Now then, onto the issue of Felron. As I said, I am heavily hesitant about allowing it to return to your control. After all, with the bio-factories left over on the planet, as well as 90% of the command structure, where is my assurance that you won't turn around and attack us? No offense, but your race's word is worth a pile of fecal matter at this point. If you want Felron back, well then, you're gonna have to do some serious bartering." Commander Ki'una said, much more friendly than before. He turned to the Luzonian next to him, who had notified him of his inappropriate behaviour.

"Did I conduct myself well enough there?" He asked sarcastically in a low voice.

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« Reply #21 on: March 17, 2010, 08:56:29 pm »
But before the Luzonian diplomat could reply to him with a friendly congratulatory remark, a delegate from the far side of the room raised one of his tentacles. It was the tier six representative sent from Chorgata.

"Pardon my interjection, but regarding the good officer's exposition of the Charter...", she said in a sophisticated yet welcoming tone, a common affair in Choro Deidalus intellectual discourse. "Through intermediate analysis of his rhetoric, I have come to the conclusion that the Luzonian representative did not intend to make the projection of his personal ideals unto others as his end, but rather to disseminate information regarding the Agency's motivation for the acquisition of the aforementioned assets."

As she finished her words, the Luzonian representative continued his interrupted remark before clearing up any further misunderstandings. Afterward, the majority of the representatives spoke their voices into the matter, agreeing that the Combine would need to barter quite a large sum for the return of their homeworld.

Almost everyone considered this an opportune moment for finally pushing the Core to release their slave, both stock and converted.

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Re: The Station
« Reply #22 on: March 25, 2010, 08:43:11 am »
((are the negotiations over?)
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« Reply #23 on: March 25, 2010, 05:28:01 pm »
((Just a couple more posts to go.))


A veil of silence covered the entire chamber as everyone waited for someone else to go before themselves.

Finally, someone opened his mouth out of sheer loss of patience.

"Well?", the Chivi representative said, urging someone, anyone, to go ahead and speak already.
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Re: The Station
« Reply #24 on: April 01, 2010, 04:21:52 pm »
Hey grox. Cool your jets.

I know its April fools. But that's no reason to spam, shout and generally break the rules.
Sam is basically right, he's just cranky.

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« Reply #25 on: April 01, 2010, 04:37:42 pm »
Well, figuring that it's all going bye-bye in 8 hour's time, who cares?  :P Besides, im sure Yuu/Greg's post violated a forum rule.

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« Reply #26 on: April 01, 2010, 08:28:11 pm »
((Fine, fine...  :P

Sorry if that seemed a bit too bizarre, Yuu will tear it down in a jiffy.  :)

Though, to answer your question, yeah Yuu was partially insane when Yuu did that.

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To those who are wondering what just happened...

You may never know.  ;)))
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Re: The Station
« Reply #27 on: April 05, 2010, 02:46:58 pm »
Taragan had been contemplating the terms he had been given for quite some time…all slaves? that was a tall order…. Not to mention certain technicalities also had a hand in such things… ones he was willing to exploit…

//Your terms to have all slaves stock as well as slaves returned have been….//

There was a slight pause, almost as if he was loathed to say it… which he was.

//Accepted…//

But before any cheers or sighs could occur the Skrall immediately turned back to his hostile staccato voice.

//BUT there are certain technicalities that have a hand in these decisions, your terms to have all first generation slaves as well as our stock will be met, but all second generation slaves remain ours…

A second generation slave is a creature born of DNA harvested from the original species in a bio-factory; it is a product of bio-technology and thus our property.//

Removing a second generation slave’s bionics would not do anything anyway…. Other than reducing it to a vegetative state since it never had free will to begin with…

//Also in the matter of transportation and the removal of any and all bionics will be handled by our units, since it is our technology we will be able to remove most enhancements with the least damage to your precious organisms…//

That and the Core did not want the GPA getting its hand on any more Combine technology...
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« Reply #28 on: April 05, 2010, 09:24:34 pm »
the graid representative, Kurheac ,who had been quietly overseeing the debate, spoke softly.

 "Though it will not bring back the lost beings and knowing, or absolve them of their breaking of tenets (all of them), this seems to be the best solution.

The 'slaves' they demand to keep fall under non-reasoning beasts, so there is no regulation required."

Of course, he would just as well have the Core combine's entire society banished from known space. Still, sometimes a compromise had to be made; he had just learnt the concept of compromise the day before; he had always belived in finding the right solution, not the one that was most agreable. such silly rules these other beings had. in any case, at least their would be no more violence in the forceable future, which would mean something, if you knew you wouldn't be personally around to deal with what comes after "the forceable future".
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« Reply #29 on: April 06, 2010, 04:54:50 am »
The body convened for one last time before speaking their final decision. There was much debate, but all of it eventually went to pass. As one of the representatives stood up, it readied itself before voicing the group's ultimate decision on the matter.

"Very well, then.", it said in a calm, neutral manner. "The Galactic Protection Agency hereby agrees to the relinquishment of the stellar system containing the planetary body Felron, including the body itself, in exchange for the return of all slaves, as well as slave stocks, by the Core Combine, with the safe transportation and removal of bionics from the organisms to be handled by the latter party."

It stopped for a brief moment before carrying on with it's words.

"There shall be exceptions to this transaction.", it added, heightening it's voice slightly so as to remind everyone of the addendum's importance. "Second Generation units, so long as they are non-sentient, shall not be included in this exchange of assets. They shall, instead, be classified, in accordance to the Galactic Charter, under the markers live, non-sentient, property."

"If there are no further requests for modification or calls for clarification from both parties, this meeting shall be adjourned.", it said, waiting for any remarks before officially closing the meeting.

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« Reply #30 on: April 06, 2010, 03:13:54 pm »
"I do have something to say." Val'ones said. He turned to the Core Combine representative. "Tell your leaders that, just because we've come to negotiations, that you're free to navigate. Tell em' the Photos Empire is keeping an eye on you all. And we will invade, with or without GPA backing, if you start any funny buisness again. Just remember that." He said.

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« Reply #31 on: April 06, 2010, 03:48:55 pm »
"Agreed. I would caution against wandering in our sectors", said Kurheac
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« Reply #32 on: April 06, 2010, 08:42:16 pm »
//Continuing hostilities is not in our favor...// His eye stalks then stared intently at the Photos commander //Nor would it be in yours...//

His attention then shifted towards the Graid

//We are now aware of galactic borders, and we will respect them...//

//It appears that now that our terms our set, I am no longer needed here....// with no more words than that the Core diplomat proceeded out the door and back to his shuttle...


Sometime later in neutral space

The Combine had indeed kept their word, ships began to pour out into neutral space, bearing numerous organisms that had once been enslaved in the bio-factories or sent to fight on battlefields or locked away in stasis until they could be converted.

When awoken from their stasis pods by GPA personnel they bombarded them with questions “Where am i?” “What… what is this?!” “Am I dead?” Some even reacted with fear or where basically traumatized unable to grasp the reality of the situation, others reacted violently “NO! NO YOU’RE NOT TURNING ME INTO ONE OF THOSE THINGS!” Some screamed when awakened, and then occasionally you find the all too calm one who was actually able to keep his or her head.

But even worse off where the former slaves… they were in the worst state imaginable. The Core’s genetic programming had screwed up their minds damn good; with their bionics removed they could barely function. Some simply stood dumbly as if waiting for orders; others simply laid down; not knowing what to do with themselves… But perhaps deep down inside some part of their previous selves remained, granted it would take an enormous amount of therapy but these people maybe just maybe may not be completely lost…

Where these species where going to go was completely unknown, most of their empires where completely annihilated by the Core Combine, and the Core did not really plan that far ahead, they basically just dumped them into the GPA’s arms and let them do what they want with them.

The Core had agreed to these terms because they saw them as the lowest cost possible, sure the loss of their slave stock was something of an annoyance, but losing nothing but their first generation slaves was not as costly as some would imagine, thanks to this the delays would be minimal, mostly on worlds that used first generation slaves and not cause the Core to become permanently weakened.

A good deal in their eyes
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