Post by Pol on Jan 6, 2020 18:45:41 GMT
Alliance Station Zeta - Galanda
Tucked away in a distant northern corner of the Galactic Alliance, resting by the Arkona's Whip, Galanda was an important outpost in the reaches of the Rim. For traders, however few of them made their way between the Alliance and the Union, it was a stopping point before they move on towards Sion; for smugglers, assassins and other undercover types, it was a signal that they have finally crossed borders, to patrollers of the Rim and the cowboys of the modern age, it was a resting place before they take off into the unknown once more...
The officers and commanders within Vanguard's forward base in the station were in a panic - how could they not panic when an entire strike force has just completely vanished from all communications and only reappeared on the map dozens of lightyears away, already engaged with Union forces? The average citizen, about seven thousand of whom were present on a station two miles wide in diameter, was still in the dark about the developments taking place in the frontier, however. Even then, a keen eye might be able to tell that something was getting a little worrisome across Station Zeta today. There were more Vanguard soldiers than usual on the bridges and across the districts today, shuffling through and hastily making their way from one place to another, be it requisitioning more food from hydroponic farms and carefully informing the attendants of Hotel "Waterworld" to delay any hotelside activities until tomorrow, if possible. No evacuation was being called, at least not yet. Even the Vanguard was finding difficulty deciding how to respond,
Everything was just so difficult to understand, everything felt like a dream...
On 11 AM, Galanda time, sirens roared across the entire station. All possible scenarios collapsed in of themselves to pave their way to one - a full scale Union attack upon Galanda.
Tiny, blinking streaks of light would turn visible in the sky, more and more of them appearing with each passing second, until it became clear that Station Zeta's defense systems would have to deal not with a stray fleet, but an entire Cerberus Space Force armada. Vanguard personnel would step out into the streets and beging trying their darnest to get some calm and order among the panicking populace, to little avail.
The first bombs would fall, striking the endless ocean surrounding the Station, detonating and causing gigantic waves across the seas - while the outpost was anchored to the ocean floor too tightly to be washed away or tipped over, the resonating force would shake entire districts, tip over almost everything and everyone not bolted to the ground, and break anything fragile enough break from such a yank.
When a war breaks into full force all around, what do those who never signed up for any of this do?
✯Star Sheriff BRANDO✯
The mechanics of this event will be explained next turn. For now, just introduce yourselves, noting down where in this map of Alliance Station Zeta your character was at the beginning of the barrage: