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Re: Out of Hand (ST)
« Reply #15 on: July 25, 2006, 02:40:39 am »
The fighting continued, the Icthians fighting for essential supply and colony worlds but withdrawing from those worlds which are not strategically important. One of the Exile ships was sent to Alimar where it was back-engineered in the huge space-docks, and technicians worked around the clock to discover the secrets within.

Meanwhile, all attempts to get ships out to send a message to OTHER members were consistantly foiled - it appeared that the Ęthirans had set up a blockade with hyperspace interdictors at all the major jump points.

At the Meir system the Icthians had their first major victory in battle over the Ęthiran ships - using Exile technology, they ambushed the Ęthirans by waiting in the system's asteroid belt and sending out a distress beacon to draw them in, and this was where Icthian fighters could do their work. When the Exile ships were able to disable or cripple ships, the Icthian carrier group methodically finished them off. The remainder of the Ęthiran fleet disengaged.
Though Meir had been a victory, it was by no means a turning point in the war. Elsewhere, Icthian forces were spread too thinly and did not have the sheer firepower neccesary to combat Ęthiran ships one-on-one. The Icthian forces decided on a "scorched earth" policy, and retreated to a nucleus of key Icthian worlds where they could defend the empire more effectively.

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Re: Out of Hand (ST)
« Reply #16 on: July 25, 2006, 05:00:24 am »
Even with all the support from the Exiles and Rebels the Icthians are fighting a battle they can not win. The Ęthirans are getting wise each day to the trickery of the Icthians and the shear numbers of Ęthirans overwhelm the Icthian Empire. But the Icthian are not will not lose so easily. There forces now gather on to a few core world are able to fight back most of Ęthiran Empires attacks. But the war have not become a war of attrition from both sides. Ęthiran Empire try to cut of the Icthians form any support of is allies wile the Icthians relay on the Ęthiran Empires stretch resources and inefficient use of them. And thanks to Icthians "scorched earth" policy it becomes very hard for the Ęthiran Empires to set up new Jumpgate outpost and building new Guardian Beckons. The few gates they get up are often sabotaged by Rebels. The Icthian feel how they are losing and how Ęthiran Empires with it vast resources will not give up even if they will lose more the a billion solders start to containplate what to do next. The Icthians will not last long if they do not strike back. With the use of a stargate that the Icthians have constructed with help of plans send by the Exiles, the Icthians decides to meet with the Exiles to set up a project that can save them all.
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Re: Out of Hand (ST)
« Reply #17 on: July 25, 2006, 05:09:35 am »
Deep in the Fleet's secret command bunker on Alimar, the order was given to deploy the last weapon. With technology and information from the rebels, Icthian scientists finally managed to adapt and create a device known as the Genocide Device. With further help from the rebels and a desperate last suicide attack from the Icthian fleets which cost the fleet almost every last ship, the device was transported to Ęthiran space.

It was a very small device, and it worked very simply. It contained a few small groups of self-replicating nanobots that were sent out, pre-programmed with an emergent collective intelligence, to Ęthiran worlds. They knew that their purpose was only one thing - to purge the Ęthirans from the face of the galaxy - and this they approached with their insane singlemindedness. They were designed to be the antithesis and the nemesis to the Ęthirans, the embodiment of that primaeval terror, the Emperor's Shadow.

It was not long before, without defenses and with no hope of rescue, Icthian worlds began to fall. The only hope now was that the Ęthirans would stop their war before every last Icthian had been killed.

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Re: Out of Hand (ST)
« Reply #18 on: July 25, 2006, 07:35:26 am »
Ęthiran Empires continue with their attack. Now they finally the Icthians last core world wear staring to fall but reports about strange evens in the outer sectors of the Ęthiran Empires started to circulate. Small outpost being destroyed. Increased sitting of Emperors Shadow. Something that most wise Ęthirans regarded only as superstion. Because of this the Ęthiran Empires continued to fight the war against the Icthians unknowing the danger the was now lurking withing there own borders. There ships lay waste to as may world they could but soon they could not ignore the reports. The Conclave order a last crippling attack again the Icthians so they could not mount any more attack and order all the feudal lord and technomacers to return home so a they could put a stop to the paranoia and the rebel uprising. Little did they know how real the fear of the serfs and slaves where.

During that time the Genocide Device had evolved. It had develop full conciseness and all is abilities we now operational. It could move from planet to planet without the Temporal guardian stopping in thanks to the Exiles FTL technology. It could phase out of normal space and slice through even best Ęthiran Empires thanks to the Spectral technology it employed. It spreed a sickness around it that would kill all organic life around it if expose to long. This was the Ultimate combat machine to stop the Ęthiran Empires and it was getting more and more intelligent as it grew. It attacked more and more world faster and faster leaving behind small shards of it self on every world it vissited. The shards where basically parts of the Genocide Device super positioned which made the ever more deadly as they we the same as the devices it self.

As the Conclave and the feudal lord started to realize what they actually where dealing with they start to mount a offensive against this new threat. The good news was that now that the Icthian Empire was basically selfcollapsing because of civil strife and lack of infrastructure and the rebel uprising where ending due to lack of support for the Icthians the full might of the battle hardend fleet and army of the Ęthiran Empires could be diverted to face this problem. The bad news was that the offensive was to late. The Genocide Device now know as the Ultimate Shadow by the Ęthirans have grown to powerfull. It swept over world killing all Ęthiran and their Alien subjects leaving nothing but ruined cities and decay.

The first real battle against the Ultimate Shadow was fought over the planet Rathir. A planet full of life and with more the 20 billion Ęthiran subjects living on it. It started with the Genocide Device suddenly appearing above orbit taking out the defensive station on the moon of Rathir. Millions where killed in just a few min as the destination was riped open before they could even defend them self. But the station was able to send out a distress call. It did not take long for mighty fleet lead by King Irongut and his allices to appearer out of the Jumpgate in the system when there made it to the planet shortly after the battle seemed to be almost over. Most of the population of the planet was dead but the cities them self seemed to be remarkably unharmed. Irongut order a full scale invasion of the planet and Millions or troops where deployed on the surfaces to check for survivors. Then the Shadow appeared. Most solders where to afraid to fought back at the menacing figure and those that did that there ground where to few to pose any threat. As King Irongut saw from orbit is mean loosing the battle and fleeing form the Genocide Device he knew he could only do one thing. Bombard the planet with everthing he got and hope it would work. The planets surfaces was turned in glass by the use of Nuclear weapons and Antimatter weapons but nothing seem to work. The shadow had just bin toying with them all the time and soon it spread behind the moon. the only thing King Irongut was able to defeat where small shards of the Genocide Device that it have left on the planet. Now the Genocide Device rushed against the fleet. The fleet opened fire. Some tried to run but all of them where soon destroy buy the Genocide Device dodged all the attacks by phasing out of space the reapearing in front of the cutting them in to small pieces. That day King Irongut died defending the Empire he believed in.

Almost all battle where the same. The powerfull fleets where destroyed by the Genocide Device or the knights became so scared by the Ultimate Emperors Shadow that there fled from their post. The Ęthiran started to construct Stasis tombs to save the young and weak form the horrible fate of being devoured by the Ultimate Shadow so that the empire could be reborn after the Knights and Technomancers have vanquish this foe. The strongerst slaves and serfs where put in to serves are offer the status of Freeman if the served. The Conclave started to beg the Exiles for help but the Exiles could no nothing more then help them with solders as they could not contact the Icthians any longer and ask for help on how to deactivate the Genocide Device. The conclave saw that the there only hope would be to fight there last battle in the star system of Ęthyx the home of the Children of Ęthir.

All the remaining fleets gathered at Ęthyx around the planet Othyxir. The Genocide Device had now infested ever single planet in which the Ęthirans had a precess. Even the far of colonies in the new secore. Even the Planets put on the protection of the Exiles. The Genocide Device had even started to cleanse planets not cotrole by the Ęthirans outside the Ęthiran Empires influences but now the Ultimate Shadow have materialize in the Ęthyx system to ride the galaxy of all last Ęthiran alive. The Genocide Device quickly consumed the outer planes of all Ęthiran life. And then it continued to the Gas Giants where it consumed all few Ęthiran left on the moons. Then it finally made it to Othyxir. The second planet in the system. One of the most powerfull and strategically impotent planets. Even more imported the Ęthir it self. The half molten planet with is huge artificial move hovering above it is surrounding by a fleet so larger that it block out the light from the star Ęthyx. The battle is set.

All the ships open fire at the same time against the Genocide Device. Missile, Plasma railguns, Billions of combat drones, Singularity weapons, yes every weapon imaginable is use against the Shadow. But the dark mass takes little damage. It refocused to attack and lash out destroying several starships in a one sweep. But then the beam connecting the surfaces of Othyxir to the artificial moon the Black Lotus is severed. This ancient station that have not being operational for thousands of years finally opens up revealing layers upon layers of pedals. It aims at the heart of the greater Shadow and fires. The Shadow starts to weaken as the Black lotus tears a hole in reality it self but then happen what the Ęthirans where afraid would happen. As the rip grew a backlash suddenly develops. The temporial guardian set in place to save the Ęthiran form Spacetime manipulation starts to interfere with the Black lotus. the realty starts to fracture around the Black lotus as well sending creating havoc both on the surfaces of Othyxir opining up larger cracks and destroying huge number of ships in orbit. The now only inhabited by the dead crewmen imminently starts to shut down reverthing to is old postion.

But all was not in vane. The Genocide Device now mortally wounded by the corrupting effect of the Black lotus start to lose it power. The shards that it have left behind start become mindless and weak losing many of there abilities. The Main Shadow it self try to refocus is self but it understands that it will not last long. In coming to realize this on death it lets out a scream that can be pick up all over the galaxy.

//The Children of Ęthir will fall even if i have to die! You will not prospone the enviable!//

The Genocide Device makes a final assult on the last Knights of Ęthir. Every last one of them is slain by the Shadow and the Empire is no more. Only the empty cities, simple drones, massive library, bio vaults and stasis tombs are left. The Ęthiran Empire is dead and the Ultimate Shadow of the Empire soon fades away leaving only the memory of Ęthir and the weak shards on a few lost worlds behind it what would become the Godless zone.
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Re: Out of Hand (ST)
« Reply #19 on: July 25, 2006, 07:45:59 am »
Alimar had fallen. Meir had fallen. Elysium had fallen. No Icthian world had escaped the ravages of the Ęthiran Empire's war-fleet. Abandoned colonies were left, home only to the sea. The people were dying, their oceans polluted and poisoned. Those that were the last of the dying Icthian breed had no home, no prospects and no future.
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