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World Sphere
« on: August 25, 2011, 11:10:50 am »
World Sphere

In the furthest reaches of the galaxy, there lay slumbering the goodness that was the World Sphere. It provided everything for the inhabitants, food, water, and obviously shelter. It was the crown jewel of the ancient race of the Xonians. They prided themselves with advances in Nano and energy manipulating technologies. There they lived, in the World Sphere, content with their existences, never questioning what might be going on outside. Well, they should have paid a bit more attention.

A great cataclysm struck the world sphere, rending it from time and space. A large object, rife with a corrupting and out of phase substance, struck the Sphere, duplicating it and the people on it, and the copy was sent into a dimensional called Viox. The object did not stay with the newly formed Hell Sphere, and was left behind and began to corrupt the World Sphere.  The substance that the Xonians called Xiao (pronounced as ZEE-a-oh) was toxic upon contact. It had abiogenic properties, and the Xonians began to either die or mutate into grotesque forms. Meanwhile, the Hell Sphere, forever bound to its twin, grew more powerful as it drew upon the energy of the original.


The few Xonians left at the center of the original Sphere were desperate, they tried to call out for help, instead an interdimensional rift from the Hell Sphere opened up, and out came the Gotudhorl, a twisted evil race, and they promptly began a slaughter of the Xonians. Fortunately, for the Xonians, the Gotudhorl could not remain in this dimension for very long, and frequently had to return to the Viox. The opposite was also true for the Xonians; they could not enter their domain for any length of time, for the effects of the space on their physiology was too tremendous. A small compartment of the World Sphere was set aside and the remaining living Xonians all crammed into the area and the sole remaining leader put them into stasis until the situation could be rectified. That was two hundred cycles ago...

A Vykusi shuttle neared the large disturbance on him monitor. A massive gravity well was showing up on his sensor grid, and it was knocking him slightly off course. This was unusual in quite another way as well; generally not even the largest of stars will alter the course of his ship, so there had to be something else going on. Being a quite inquisitive Vykusi, he turned his ship and headed for the anomaly. As the warp field got closer to the disturbance it suddenly dissipated into nothing, and his ship slowly moved in on thrusters. At first he could not see what was in front of him, but as he got closer, the gaping hole in the star field suddenly clued him in. He tried to reverse his thrusters quickly to avoid a collision, and he was more or less successful, as the ship stopped a few meters away from the anomaly.

“Voice activation on. What is that thing?” he asked in a small panic.

A cool, female sounding voice responded. “The object directly in front of the vessel is a type 3 orbital habitat designed to sustain a population of up to several million inhabitants. Sensors cannot penetrate the inner thermal shell. Analysis based on surface structures present.”

“Is there a way inside?”

“A port is detected 1.2 kilometers toward the southern pole of the structure.”

He piloted to ship using minimal thruster power, and gently, as possible, flew into the bay. The bay was a mess. Debris was strewn all over the floor of the hangar, and wires hung from the ceiling (sending sparks flying everywhere).The ship landed softly in the middle of the bay, among a few other ships of design he did not know.

The side of the shuttle popped opened, and slowly came upwards to reveal the pilot. His name was Ryku, and he was a mercenary working for various governments, killing undesirables, things like that. He was clad in an environment suit, and he had a basic weapon at his disposal. He clambered off the ramp and into the bay.

“Voice activation on. Please lock up the ship until I return.”

“Understood.”

Ryku headed into the bay, looking around with the flashlight attached to his pistol, which he held with his front right arm.  There were several covered up vessels, they were all covered with a strange white substance, something that the sensors in his HUD could not identify.

What should Ryku do? Where should he go?


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Re: World Sphere
« Reply #1 on: August 25, 2011, 11:14:21 am »
oh hai metroid prime 2

But yeah, go ahead and see if you can find anything with information on it, or any sort of machine that looks like it might have an interface you can use.

If not, wipe off the substance from one of the vessels and investigate anything that looks out of place.

Well, more out of place at any rate.

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Re: World Sphere
« Reply #2 on: August 25, 2011, 11:17:20 am »
oh hai metroid prime 2

Crap, you're right. Never played it though...
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Re: World Sphere
« Reply #3 on: August 25, 2011, 11:32:51 am »
It's fine, I'm sure it was unintentional, and this looks to be pretty neat besides.

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Re: World Sphere
« Reply #4 on: August 27, 2011, 04:36:46 pm »
Ryku walked a bit further into the bay and as he did, he released a camera drone from the side of his suit. It is a disk shaped object with a recording and transmitting camera designed to give him a further field of vision of his surroundings. It went and hovered in the upper right of the bay and transmitted to data for his right eye to see in addition to what he could normally see from his left side (Vykusi physiology prevents this from being too much of a hassle).  The sensitive camera showed him the bay in more detail than he was able to see on his own. There were two ships of a design unknown to him further into the bay, both draped in a white substance. There were also pools of a blue liquid dripping from the wires above, in addition to all the sparks flying around. He walked closer to the nearest ship and he could get a closer look at what the substance was. It was pulsating slightly, as if it had a heartbeat. He grabbed a piece of debris and prodded the substance. As the broken piece (what he presumed to be ceiling) touched it, it immediately opened up a hole and grabbed at the rod with strange pseudopods. Startled, Ryku dropped it as the substance swallowed the rod up. He fired a few rounds at the apparently alive mass. The energy rounds burnt a couple holes in it, but they immediately closed up. The mass betrayed no signs that it was seriously hurt.

Ryku walked as far as he could around it and tried to find a computer terminal, hopeful that it would still be functional. In the far corner further into the bay, there was a screen embedded in the wall. As he approached it, the screen came to life. It was a simple GUI interface with several options marked in a language foreign to him. Curious, he pressed one of the lit up buttons.

This turned out to be a bad idea.

As soon as he hit the button, the force field collapsed, explosively decompressing the bay. The sudden force activated stabilizers in his four boots midway through flying through the bay, attracting him to and keeping him attached to the floor until all the air had been evacuated. He turned around, hoping that his ship was all right. Well, it wasn’t. The blast had pushed it out of the bay into space, while the two alien ships had rods that held them in place coming fown from the ceiling.

“Voice activation on. Please return the ship to the bay,” he commanded his vessel’s computer.

“Sorry, number two through 4 thrusters are nonfunctional. Recommended course of action: crash land on surface of habitat.” Of course, the vessel did not wait for another command, and did exactly as it recommended, crashing several huncred meters north of the bay door. As the camera drone returned into the bay (its method of movement was not damaged), Ryku once again pressed the button that depressurized the bay, reactivating the force field. Unfortunately, he was showered with more sparks as the re-pressurizing mechanism failed. "Om damn it."

What should his next course of action be?
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