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Of Taurghans & Formics
« on: September 29, 2015, 09:44:00 pm »
Kilysa had grown to maturity in her time with the Chrymerions training M'dRyyl in the Formic Psionic discipline. In being exposed to there culture & technology she decided to add mechanical components to her own ships & make a proposal for her mom & sisters (Other Formic Queens) to consider making such a standard in Formic technology. She wanted to see the newest members of the Formic race but she wanted to try out her new Battleship first.
Firing up the hybrid hyperdrive she seat her destination to the gamma quadrant close to were her sisters Unar & Lafash were training in what ever the force was.

About a day & a half later some sort of electromagnetic interference kicked her ship out of Hyperspace. The organic components took over immediately but she need to fix the damage so the new ship would be fully operational. Spotting a near by system she headed for it. Using her Telepathy to scan each planet she finally came across a large M-class planet. There was life but nothing advanced. But to avoid any incidents she landed in a valley of a mountainous region.   

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« Reply #1 on: September 30, 2015, 06:57:30 am »
In the great palace of the lord of the frontiers the atmosphere was frozen, all eyes stared upon old lord Ator Martael and awaited his response on the news that intelligent life has made a comeback to Remelax, one of the old Martael worlds.
The steward of the Martael Estates suddenly broke the silence; "The sightings are clear my Saarmor, it is definitely sentient life!"
Lord Martael stood up and gave a look at everyone in the throne room "No one must know of this before we verify it, not even the Empress - Sent a scout ship to the Lyr sector, we have to see with our own eyes, not with an old machine" said the long-haired warrior-lord and right after the First-of-Generals assembled a ship and crew.

Four young pilots were chosen for the task, their ship was an old Maarmax Class ship, heavily modified for this specific mission.
Thiror Askranlach the second in command, an old officer was rather nervous, as were the other two crewmembers sitting next to him "It is my first mission to one of the Fallen Worlds, I don't know.."
Alina Orgon sitting next to him shuddered "some say it is haunted!" and she turned to look at the shadow coming towards them..
A dark-haired, scarred Ghashyr female entered the vessel, on her shoulders were the insignia of a captain and on her face the tatoo of death painted black "Well, you're an Orgon cadet, your House hailed from that planet, so even if there are ghosts they will be your great grandmother's; you don't fear your old great grandma now, do you?  - All of you should be proud being chosen for such an important task, our lord counts on us, so let us be the first that will uncover the mystery on planet Remelax" said Captain Myranda Lorinvax and ordered the ship to set coordinations for the Lyr sector.

After a long Journey the small crew and their ship reached the old colony, it was as if no war had ever happened, all green and blue from up above. Captain Myranda ordered the ship to land on the south-eastern continent where the signals were spotted; once a vacation spot for many Ghashyr, now a vacation spot for God-of-Light knows who.

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« Reply #2 on: September 30, 2015, 08:40:17 pm »


(Newest Drone Fighter model)


After the battleship landed 4 massive Energy Harvesters crawled out from the engine chamber stretching & looking around. Kilysa gave them the task of absorbing any radiation that may leak outside the ship from any damaged that may have occurred. Next 70 Siege Drones, 100 Havoc Drone, & 28,000 Soldier drones walked out before Kilysa herself looking at the planet, it was indeed quite beautiful, she may have to stay here for a few extra days. All over the inside & outside of the battleship worker drones could be seen running tests & repairing any damage to mechanical portion of the ship.

Out of curiosity Kilysa sent 4 teams of 8 fighter drones to scan various areas of the planet to gain a clear map of the planet.  As the drone fighter teams departed Kilysa sensed something approaching the planet, she realized she may have made a fatal flaw in thinking this was an unknown planet, clearly some form of intelligent life owned this planet, hopefully they were friendly but just in case, She had the other drone fighters come out of the battleship & land around the battleship in a large oval shape. She would try a friendly approach but would be ready for what ever was coming


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« Reply #3 on: October 02, 2015, 10:05:31 pm »
Here they were, a small band of Ghashyr in the supposedly haunted old colony of Remelax; Few signs remain that this was once a thriving colony and even fewer signs of the devastating war that took place here. Captain Myranda was watching her Habitability Index' indications "I guess the thermal storms have calmed down the last 1000 years, but wear your exo-suits for any case; you don't want to get roasted in a fire-wave" and she immediately did the sign to set up the expeditionary basis.
Thiror Askranlach made the last checks on the expedition's scanning equipment "All's set up and working, cap'n! Unless the energy burns out, it'll do fine"
"Great! Now let's eat before we become burned-out due to hunger!" said Alina Orgon and brought out a package full of food supplies.

The small crew had just started getting used to the hot climate of Remelax and were getting their meal, when suddenly the magnetic scanners started sounding the alarm; something was close, really close! Captain Myranda gathered her crew and started leading the way towards the mysterious vessel; upon reaching the point in the map, just over the hill, all members of the crew could not believe in their own eyes;
"They must be mutated! Ghashyr of the past that turned into bugs; bughashyr!" shuddered Alina in fear.
"I still believe they're spirits of the dead" muttered Askranlach quietly, fearful of blowing up their cover.
"Hush crew! It's something even more peculiar than that - Decarx(Lieutenant) Askranlach, take cadet Orgon and head back to the ship and give the order to engineer Amys to have the ship ready for an emergency take-off. I'll handle this myself, if I don't return take this order to your superiors; 'code Turmax' " she said and Myranda looked at all of her crew in a strict and determined way, making clear the seriousness of the situation.
"This is something I've dreamed all of my life!" muttered the captain to herself as her crew was hastily getting back to safety.
Captain Myranda walked out of her cover and with slow movements approached what seemed to be something impossible; a great bunch of alien ant-like creatures.
"WHAT.ARE.YOU?"

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« Reply #4 on: October 03, 2015, 01:52:57 am »
As Captain Myranda was spotted every Formic other then the workers turned to face the creature slowly making its way towards them. Kilysa slowly walked with 2 of her Hive Guardians by her side to this new creature. Kilysa looked at the creature as she spoke, it took her a few moments to look into the creatures mind to figure out what it was saying. She found more & more that the mind of every species is different so learning how another species mind works is key to being able to decipher whats inside. Kilysa finally responded telepathically, Myranda would hear a voice but would not she Kilysa's mouth move at all.

Kilysa to Myranda: "Good day madam, I hope were not intruding, our ship was damage & we are repairing it as we speak. To answer your question we are Formic's, though we have a wide range of sub-species we all come from a base dna sequence. We do not originate from this galaxy but we have meet other interesting species that live here. Is your species in one of the federations or are you independent? 

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« Reply #5 on: October 03, 2015, 05:27:44 am »
Myranda was taken yet again by surprise, she had heard of the telepathic abilities granted to the old God-Emperors through the Power-Masks, but she always dismissed it as old stories people tell to scare their young. The captain slowly kept with mild fear approaching the peculiar creature that was speaking in her mind, she spread her arms as a sign of peace while also trying to figure out the situation she was in. "This is crazy" she thought to herself and started talking to the gentle alien; "Greetings ...I am Myranda of House Lorinvax, a captain of the Ghashyr, the seed of planet Shyr; my people are an old civilisation that once populated this whole quantrant which is under the jurisdiction of the Empire, we are all of one species but many nations, we give birth to our young and we have never before contacted another intelligent species - We seek to open negotiations with you, you may remain as long as you wish to repair your ship.
Remembering what she was taught in the academy years before, Myranda added a last question to her speech, with a quite worrying look "What is the purpose of your journey?"

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« Reply #6 on: October 04, 2015, 02:52:32 am »
Myranda added a last question to her speech, with a quite worrying look "What is the purpose of your journey?"

As the creature walked forward spreading its arms Kilysa could detect it was afraid & quite worried so she had one of the Hive Guardians take a few steps back to try & ease the tensions.

Kilysa: "Good to meet you Captain Myranda, I am Kilysa youngest daughter of Swarm Queen Zagara & the others you see are a small part of my brood, fascinating your species use to rule the whole Gamma quadrant, ah giving birth as humanoids do is quite odd for Formics since we lay eggs, oh wow were the first intelligent your race has encountered well I suppose we are a bit shocking to see then, what sort of negotiations do you wish to discuss? , thank you we should have our ship ready in about 2 days or less, ah my journeys purpose was to test out my new battleship & explore a part of this galaxy I havent seen yet, you see traditionally our technology is entirely organic but recently we have been integrating mechanical components to enhance our ships, I figured this quadrant would be alright since 2 of my sisters are in this quadrant, but I assure you I do not mean you any harm, my landing here was more of an accident.     

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« Reply #7 on: October 04, 2015, 05:55:54 pm »
Myranda seeing the aliens backing down she understood that they meant no harm and lowered her arms, she carefuly kept moving forward towards the formic that stood in the center, until only a few meters of Remelaxian dust separated them. While she was gazing upon the mysterious creature in awe, she suddenly made the traditional hand-in-heart salute, an old Urvan salute "I'm honoured to meet you Princess Kilysa and your brood members that are present. Yes, you were a shocking view for me and my crew at start, but many of my people awaited this to happen for many years - including myself - Welcome to Remelax" Myranda quickly opened her communication device and told her crew to contact Lord Ator Martael by saying "Code Elmax" she then turned back to Kilysa "The part about the Gamma quadrant is exaggerated princess, as stories from thousands years ago usually are, but our ancestors were indeed a forced to be reckoned with and ruled over many sectors ~ We seek to establish negotiations with you of various natures and since you're exploring our part of the universe, our maps and routes that were used by our ancestors could be quite helpful to you, but first you will have to speak with my lord since I'm a mere captain" The captain left a small metal device on the ground and took a few steps behind - immediately a white, aetherial figure of an old male Ghashyr emerged from the device;
"Salutations traveller of another world, your appearance is quite important to us, I am Lord Ator of House Martael, Lord of the Frontiers, Saarmor of Doth and Lyr and rightful owner of Remelax, may the light always guide your path ~ Let us discuss the terms of your travel through our Space and how we could benefit from each others' knoweledge"

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« Reply #8 on: October 05, 2015, 01:38:49 am »
Kilysa put all 4 hands together & bowed slightly as Myranda saluted. 

Kilysa: "We are honored to meet you as well, Remelax so that is what this planet is called, we ourselves come from an very old civilization."
           
"Good day Lord Ator, Remelax indeed is a beautiful planet, before we get into terms may I ask that Myranda be my guide through your territory & teacher of your ways & culture? , Now as far as terms what policies would you like to establish as far as Formics traveling through your sectors? & what sort of knowledge do you seek?"

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« Reply #9 on: October 05, 2015, 03:43:34 pm »
Lord Ator bowed his head as a sign of respect towards Kilysa and responded in a calm friendly voice while Myranda stood in silence "Of course princess Kilysa; Captain Myranda Lorinvax, and her House through her, will bear the honour of being your guide through this process as you requested, we would also be interested into learning the reason that forced such an ancient civilisation as yours to travel such a long distance away from your home and into our realm." The old lord suddenly adopted a more serious and cold tone in his voice "Our main interest is into establishing a cultural-exchange treaty and also to exchange knoweledge regarding spacefaring that would benefit both parties ~ it is important that you won't contact another House other than House Martael on these matters, a request which I expect you to uphold since you landed on Remelax and not the planet of another House. For all that matters my Empress has been notified of your presence, however we would prefer if nothing more would be made known to the Ghashyr commoners, due to a possible negative reaction to these spectacular news, so we ask of you to be careful as you travel through our worlds."  The lord of the Frontiers made also the traditional Urvan salute and added; "I myself, heartily welcome you, dear guests from another world."

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« Reply #10 on: October 05, 2015, 10:27:59 pm »
Kilysa: "Thank you sir, ah the reason for our departure from our galaxy is a long & painful story but your species may very well benefit from knowing it, as fare as culture & space-faring knowledge exchange you will have to discuss just with the Swarm Queen since we usually only share such with trusted friends & allies but im sure we can arrange a meeting with whom ever wishes to meet, I still do not fully understand these politics of singular sentient cultures but I will respect your request & will be careful in traveling, Thank you for having us good sir"

as Kilysa was speaking the drone fighter squads scanning the planet returned & went back in the Formic battle ships docking bays, Kilysa telepathically had the other drone fighters go back into the battleship as well.

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« Reply #11 on: October 06, 2015, 04:45:57 pm »
 Captain Myranda looked upon Kilysa and added with a smile "Well, alone at last princess! What do you wish to know about our species, I for one have to ask if you all speak in   ...that manner, through telepathy I mean"

Kilysa: "Im sure Captain Myranda will make her house proud, farewell Lord Ator."

Kilysa: "Until recently all Formic's only spoke through Telepathy, but thanks to scientific advancements of the Swarm Queen herself a new sub-species has arisen with more humanoid features including speaking in a physical voice if they so choose. Well my best friend is a humanoid & I have learned a bit about her culture first hand but it seems I will have to wait to be able to experience yours, but my first two questions are if you are hungry? I figured since its time for the brood to eat we could sit & talk in my ship, next question is how well does your species fare against radiation?"

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« Reply #12 on: October 08, 2015, 12:59:06 pm »
Myranda swept the sweat from her forehead as the temperature levels had a sudden rise(something regular in Remelax after the millenia of firestorms), though her eyes were focused on Kilysa, as was her interest.
"That is astonishing, a new sub-species! I'm impressed! I presume you are a regular formic princess, not a mutated one, yes? As you noticed, we as a people are not entirely strangers to telepathy - though some of us consider it an evil of the past; Our ancestors' emperors tried to alterate their DNA which resulted in some magnificent bio-machines that could help a user communicate telepathetically, but also read a person's thoughts. To answer your questions my princess; radiation causes sickness to most Ghashyr, but it is rarely lethal; many Ghashyr of the Gal(moon) of Uragrax colony live with it everyday   ...not that I envy them. Also, I was about to dine when we detected your presence so I'll gladly accept your invitation to your ship
...pherhaps we could later eat some Ilja from that Iljata over there too, no?"
Myranda points at an old tree with some big purple fruits hanging.

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« Reply #13 on: October 09, 2015, 10:41:12 pm »
Kilysa: "Well yes & no, our species has gone through various changes throughout many centuries, we have technology that allows us to mutate & add various features from certain sources to become stronger & more efficient. interesting bio-machines generating telepathy, ah not a problem I will have my energy harvester absorb & contain the radiation to the engine chamber to keep you from sickness. Excellent, ill have my workers grab some Ilja for us as we walk to the ship. The ship is kept alittle warm but not as much as Remelax weather, If you wish your crew members may join as well, I can send my drones to go fetch your vessel as well."

Even before Kilysa was finished talking worker drones were already at the tree picking a few fruits & carrying them to the ship, Energy Harvesters had already contained any radiation.

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« Reply #14 on: October 10, 2015, 06:27:01 am »
"Oh, that is indeed a great achievement, but I have to say that you should be careful when meddling with your biology  ...it didn't work that well for my species, we lost too much. And yes, these machines were quite interesting; they connected with certain parts of the brain area associated with premonition and through transcranial magnetic stimulation enabled the wearer to use what we like to call a  ...sixth sense; practically being able not only to pass messages to other individuals, but also plant ideas and read thoughts. Of course hard training to master the gifts of the mask was necessary and not everyone could do it."
Myranda backed of a little, thinking to herself she was again acting like a tech-ravax in a Ertendal convention "I hope I'm not ranting again princess and thank you for considering my wellbeing, my crewmembers could of course join us, though unlike me they're not trained for such an instance, so don't be quick to judge them"
Myranda pointed at the the big Formic vessel "Is this your main ship?"