The Hook (Brings you back)   Posted by Grand Admiral Dredd.Group: 0
Grand Admiral Dredd
 GM, 6 posts
 Don't Worry
 I Got This
Thu 8 Aug 2019
at 21:22
The Hook (Brings you back)
On the fringes of the galaxy lies a system with a single Drift beacon.  This beacon lies in the territory of The Ever Welcoming Commonwealth of the Doomjorb Republic, a hive mind symbiotic fungus, paired with a weasel-like rodent species.  This republic welcomes all species, and while aggressively expansive, prefers assimilation over conquest.

This empire borders a segment of The Vast known as The Dark Sector.  No one entering the system has ever returned, until recently.  A large group of explorers entered the sector, and quickly returned, bearing tales of a highly aggressive and dangerous AI.  These survivors ships were quickly destroyed before rescue vessels could get to them.

Now, due to a defensive war against an incursion of The Swarm, the Doomjorb find themselves undermanned.  In order to buy time for their fleet to return, a rag tag coalition of volunteers has been formed.  For your own reasons, you have signed on to a ship captained by Zephyrous Quam, a strange being in a tank.

More to come.
Captain Hroargax
 NPC, 2 posts
Sat 10 Aug 2019
at 23:29
The Hook (Brings you back)
The entire fleet is broken up into man sub-fleets.  The first captain of your fleet is the captain of a salvaged passenger vessel that crashed on an aquatic world.  Her name is Hroargax, and she looks like a giant eel with scythe-like appendages coming from her neck.  She appears to roar at the view screen, as the synthesized voice of the translator relays her message.

"Greetings, delicious vessels.  I will consume you, and use your corpses to decorate my lair.  I am Captain Hroargax.  I hope we fight well together, and that your spine makes a delicious tearing noise as it is removed from the rest of your body."
Captain Sunbeam
 NPC, 2 posts
Sat 10 Aug 2019
at 23:33
The Hook (Brings you back)
The second captain to report in is a Khizar named Captain Sunbeam.  As he speaks, he frequently makes grandiose poses.  His captain's chair is centered directly beneath an ostentatious beam of light.

"Salutations, lesser beings.  I am Captain Sunbeam, chosen of Sarenrae, and vessel of light." At this, Captain Sunbeam extends his arms, and basks in his own glory.  "I shall allow you accompany me on this day, when we shall strike down the foul machines that would dare besmirch the beauty of Sarenrae's light.  They shall be crushed between my mighty fingers, and ground into a pathetic dust, used to power the light of Sarenrae's stars for all time."
Captain C'zxc'nx
 NPC, 1 post
Sat 10 Aug 2019
at 23:53
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The next captain to check in is a spider-beast, with a carapace darker than the void.  Your vision swirls any time you gaze towards the view-screen, as if the creature's existence is an affront to physics itself.

With the voice of the legion, they relay: "Be well, fellow travelers.  We fear that our meager alliance will do little to dissuade this horde from encroaching further."  Your ears begin to bleed from the unspeakable truths being conveyed with each word.  "We pray that we are wrong, but if we are not, we will attempt to seek you out.  A possible, but less preferable, option may exist."  As the screen fades, a viscous substance begins to seep from your nose-analog.
Captain X-07
 NPC, 1 post
Sat 10 Aug 2019
at 23:55
The Hook (Brings you back)
The next captain you recognize as a small SROS.  It chitters and beeps at you before the translator kicks in.

"Greetings, fleshbags.  I am Captain X-07.  I seek to make a name for myself here today, so please do not steal my glory.  I shall not steal your glory, either, unless you specifically ask me to.  Happy hunting."
Yolo
 NPC, 2 posts
Sat 10 Aug 2019
at 23:58
The Hook (Brings you back)
The final captain to message you is a quivering blob of some semi-solid substance.  Almost a cube of gelatin.  It shivers and quakes, but makes no discernible noises.  Nevertheless, the translator still speaks.

"OMIGOSH!  You're Captain Zephyrous Quam, and his merry band of hired help!  I'm so happy to actually be talking to you, you're my biggest hero!  You're the reason I became a captain in the first place!  You're the reason I gained sentience in the first place!  Remember Malcador IV, and the worldcrusher?  When you reversed the polarity, and destroyed the main cannon, the backlash created me!  And my friends!  And they're my crew now!  And now we're fighting robots!  OMG THIS IS SO COOL!  LOVUBYE!"
Admiral Goulash
 NPC, 1 post
Sun 11 Aug 2019
at 00:05
The Hook (Brings you back)
Finally, one last voice and face appear on the view screen.  The speaker appears to be some form of starfish, but infinitely more adorable.

In the most adorably squeaky voice, he begins to rant.  "Listen up, you worthless shit stacks.  I'm Admiral Goulash, unfortunately assigned to lead your sad excuses for vessels in glorious combat.  I belong on the front fighting the Swarm, not leading a bunch of nothings, fighting a pathetic robot menace, so listen up.  As soon as the swarm appears, I want you to fire absolutely everything you have.  Immediately!  The sooner our enemies are eradicated, the sooner we can join a real fight.  Hold nothing back!  If you run out of power, and the enemy exists, I expect you to use your ships themselves as a weapon.  Your lives are nothing to my glory.  If you attempt to flee, you will be acknowledged as a traitor, and destroyed.  An attempt to retreat will be treated as an attempt to flee, and you will be destroyed.  If you run out of weapons, and attempt to avoid enemy attacks, you will be destroyed.  Do I make myself clear?  Admiral Goulash out."
Ronan Darkstar
 player, 7 posts
 Special Forces Operator
 ASCMC(Honorable)
Thu 22 Aug 2019
at 10:09
The Hook (Brings you back)
What the fuck have i gotten into this time?!
How long have we been on our ship before we got these intros.
Grand Admiral Dredd
 GM, 8 posts
 Don't Worry
 I Got This
Thu 22 Aug 2019
at 15:25
The Hook (Brings you back)
The fleet has been assembling for several months.  A week at least, 6 months at most.
Ronan Darkstar
 player, 9 posts
 Special Forces Operator
 ASCMC(Honorable)
Sat 24 Aug 2019
at 19:56
The Hook (Brings you back)
Today's the day!