When last we left off with Oren and Lemna, they were about to test-pilot the MSR-3 "Cub".
As they fly loops and manoeuvres around home base, everything seems to be looking good with both the ship and their piloting. They take turns, exchanging not only the controls but trash-talk and challenges.
They're so caught up in it that they miss a scrap of data on their scans...
Since the Imperial occupation, the badlands of Theris are not considered safe for casual travel. Too many disenfranchised and dangerous Therians still hide out in the remote places, carrying on the banditry they once committed against the Terrans. To them, there's not much difference between the Centuri and the Empire. If their acts of aggression were ever motivated by a revolutionary disposition, they've long since abandoned lofty ideals for predatory cash-grabs.
Their weaponry may be crude, but it's more than enough to take down a defenseless shuttle.
Lemna and Oren register a hit. The entire shuttle shakes, straining as if it's about to break apart any second. They brace themselves...
The shuttle slams into the dust and hardpan, scattering debris over a wide area. Miraculously, the "Cub" has proven itself more durable than it appeared. Fire and energy discharge chase up the rear of the ship, making an escape through the hatch impossible...
But there may not be anyone left alive to escape the crash anyway...
"And I'll finally do what frozen things do in summer!" -Olaf
"We are...the knights...who say...'Ni!' " -The Knights who say Ni
"The soft, spoiled Terran Navy won't have anything but the best." -Jackson Salyers
Thanks guys. From the moment I built the "Cub", this turn in the story was planned. I'll be doing another "chapter" of the story showing the aftermath of the crash and introducing some major characters in my eventual storytelling for Oren and the Therians as SfK evolves. Very excited!
BrickNinja: Hey all! GC2 is up! Go check it out!
May 20, 2015 10:00:39 GMT -5
crazycrownieguy: That was on the list, any others?
May 12, 2015 21:53:40 GMT -5
lego3364!: Terras please,
May 12, 2015 9:46:54 GMT -5
crazycrownieguy: Hey, does anyone have any particular planet requests that they would like me too do?
May 11, 2015 14:50:16 GMT -5
lego3364!: Yeah N-11 Ordo, a little chat box that wasn't require to refresh your page.
May 11, 2015 14:28:13 GMT -5
crazycrownieguy: Also, be sure to look at the GC forum, GC2 should be posted before the end of may.
May 10, 2015 16:32:09 GMT -5
crazycrownieguy: For anyone that pays attention, I have added a couple more planets, and done some work on the system thread, I should be done with Alpha centuri, Plutus Proxima, and possibly Terran in the next two weeks or so, and will post system maps soonish.
May 10, 2015 16:31:32 GMT -5
N-11 Ordo: Well, well, this might be useful for keeping up activity
May 10, 2015 11:49:52 GMT -5