Sunday, October 5, 2014

Considerations (Adventure) - Gorg Chum Saga 6

"Your argument is strong. But peace requires trust. If we start to prepare for war, it would surely incite the Imperium to do the same. No, we must do nothing."

That was the council's verdict. Gorg Chum was back in his office staring at nothing as he was wont to do when in deep thought.  

Zelencan rooms were not like what one might see on a plant with land-based creatures.  Zelenca were just as comfortable in the water as they were out.  The rooms they built on their native planet did not have what humans would call an "up" or "down."

Gorg floated about the room aimlessly.  The Imperium was here.  Calen Natari had proven as much.

No, we must do nothing...

The council's verdict bothered him.  Gorg was not one to do nothing.  He was a zelenca and part of the collective whole.  His very nature compelled him to follow their school of thought.

What the council decided was wrong.  

This fact was blindingly clear to Gorg.  And this feeling that he was right was stronger than his need to conform.  But such thoughts were dangerous.

I will have to commit treason.

Sunday, September 7, 2014

Ei Hand Cannon (Weapon)

Creators:  Telema on the planet Shofar

Power:  11
Range:  2
Accuracy:  3

Description:  The Ei hand cannon is the most powerful handheld weapon ever made in recorded history.  It is no wonder considering that its creators have an outer skin layer that is impervious to most other types of gunfire.  This weapon doesn't come cheap.  But with blasting power capable of blowing a hole through a solid metal wall, nothing gets in the way of the Ei.

Sunday, August 3, 2014

Telema

Home Planet:  Shofar

Affiliation:  Rebellion

Description:  Such a unique planet requires a unique type of creature in order to survive on its surface.  The stubborn telema are the result of billions of years of vicious evolution.  The species has naturally armored skin that allows them to handle the dramatic changes in temperature and gravity.  Their outer armor layers also serve as a regulator for heat and cold loss.

In calling such a planet home the telema are a hardy species.  They require very little nourishment to survive, sleep only a few standard minutes at a time and their skin is impervious to most gunfire.  Their only real vulnerability seems to be a need to go into hibernation every few years even while living away from their homeworld.

Sunday, July 6, 2014

Glory: The Uxel Herum Saga (Extended Adventure)

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Book 4 of the Uxel Herum Saga

Uxel Herum's plan to infiltrate the Imperium capital world quickly begins to go awry. While she initially hoped to act as a spy for the strozzi she is now little more than a glorified prisoner. Will she be able to complete her mission... alive?

This young adult science fiction novelette is approximately 10,100 words.

Sunday, June 1, 2014

Shofar (Planet)

Affiliation:  Imperium

Native Race:  Telema

Main Weapon Produced:  Ei Hand Cannon

Main Ship Produced:  Dohol Super Battleship

Description:  Shofar has an unusual orbit path.  The planet swings dangerously close to its neighborhood star for several standard months and then it travels some distance away before coming back around toward the star again.  One complete loop takes many standard Taborian years.

This results in interesting climatic and gravity changes.  When closest to its sun, Shofar experiences heats extreme enough to decimate most (but not all) life.  The planet becomes volcanic.  As it travels away from the sun the climate becomes more temperate and the volcanic activity coupled with heavy rains makes the ground fertile.  As Shofar reaches the pinnacle of its orbit everything, including the natives, goes into hibernation in order to withstand the frozen months furthest away from its sun.

Sunday, May 4, 2014

Worth the Risk: The Calen Natari Saga (Extended Adventure)

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Book 1 of the Calen Natari Saga

The assassin profession is proving to be more difficult than Calen anticipated. Not exactly overwhelmed with job requests, Calen is forced to land on a nearby planet to repair her badly damaged ship.

A stranger she runs into at the local cantina may be the solution to her problems. He lost his honor but is rich enough to pay Calen to help him regain it. All she has to do is risk her life...

This young adult science fiction novelette is approximately 7,500 words.

Sunday, April 20, 2014

Tringle Tank (Ship)

Creators: Humans on the planet Tabor

Speed: 4
Armor: 9
Maneuverability: 3

Description:  Designed by the humans for one purpose: conquering.  The Tringle tank requires a crew of six to operate at peak efficiency.  There are two pilots and four gunners.  The number of gunner hutches compensates for the overall lack of maneuverability.  The Tingle tank is most often used in offensive action but is also large enough to act as a troop transport for a single squad of soldiers.