The year is 2156, by human standards, and late December has brought new discoveries, new advancements, and a new humanity. The last one hundred thirty years has seen some of the most astonishing advancements in mankind’s brief history as a species; from FTL travel thanks to the use of Ion Drives, gauss weaponry in its testing stages, and the greatest accomplishment to date: a terraformed and colonized Mars holding a population of close to two billion. With over twelve billion humans on Earth, the planet is starting to become an ecumenopolis (world city) as Venus’s terraforming has begun and Mars’s population increases by the day. The collective human governments don’t want to admit it, but they know the truth behind the coming years: Earth is dying. In a desperate attempt to find resources and living space for the booming population the newly formed Terran Colonial Republic and its Senate of World Leaders has sent out a request for the Terran Fleet of 57 vessels, both warships and scientific research vessels to be sent to Jupiter where they will begin a colonizing effort on the moon of Europa, also known as “Jupiter-2”.
Little do they know, Europa holds both the key to their salvation… And their destruction.
The Terran Colonial Republic
https://encrypted-tbn1.gstatic.com/i...8steaTgmeO6n8eThe collective government of mankind, the Terran Colonial Republic was formed in late 2132 as a political alliance between Earth’s nation-states. Essentially reassembling the United Nations as a ruling government, the Terran Senate and its subdivision, the Security Council, are the new sovereign powers on Earth even though its countries still hold ruling status over their own territories. Each year, a new Speaker of the Senate is elected from the Senate’s number; normally a person from the twelve Security Council nations (The United States, China, Russia, Germany, France, the United Kingdom, Canada, Japan, Switzerland, Italy, Spain, and Korea).
As of Friday, December 24, 2156, the current Speaker of the Senate is Ambassador Charles Robertson of the United Kingdom, who was elected in March of the same year. He will most likely be replaced in March of 2157 by the most popular candidate, Wang Li Zài, of Beijing, China. The Security Council handles the major disputes on both Earth and the colonies, from national security crises, territory disagreements, dwindling resources, and political disagreements. The capital of the human species, Geneva, Switzerland, is now the bustling epicenter of a world city with a population skyrocketing by the month. A sparkling gem of human creation, the past century has done wonders for the small city, turning it into an area of kilometer-high skyscrapers, luxury homes, major company headquarters, factories, and the United Nations headquarters where the Senate meets.
Terran Republic Technology
The standard ballistic weapon of the Terran Marine Corps, a collective force of all humanity, this weapon holds a sixty-round magazine and can be effectively lethal up to three hundred meters in the hands of a trained marine. Famous across Mars as the weapon of the frontier, the AR6 is the newly adopted weapon by many of the TMC’s Republican Divisions and is the most common weapon on the Europan colony effort. It can be modified easily into a submachine gun (AR6A) or a sniper rifle (AR6S) or even a heavy machine gun (AR6HG).
The newest innovation in exosuit technology, the L5 CESS is the top-of-the-line combat gear and exploration gear for humans in an unfriendly environment, be it a low atmosphere, vacuum, or extreme temperatures. A hard case torso along with soft-suit arms, legs, and neck allow for natural movement for the most part in reasonable gravity. A climate control suite, air filtration equipment, a medical suite, a communications array, and a holographic GPS/HUD display are all available for addition to the basic suit and come standard on the military version, which is a standard maritime-blue camouflage in color.
The Higgs Drive is the most advanced piece of technology in the human arsenal to date. Using relatively new methods, it can pass an electric current over a specialized sphere which fires a static burst of energy throughout a secondary hull within the ship. This bolt of energy is able to neutralize the Higgs Bosons within the particles that make up the respective vessel, rendering it massless for a period of time determined by the length at which the current is passed over the Higgs Drive. A vessel traveling in “Transient Space” a term derived from the time it takes to make a jump, can reach speeds of about 360 light-years in a twenty-four hour period. That means a trip from Earth to Sol in Transient Space would take roughly 0.000001054 seconds (1.054*10^-7 seconds or 1/10 of a microsecond) or one thousand times faster than the blink of an eye. However, this also means that a human could never feasibly control such a high speed jump, and therefore, a quantum computer with Artificial Intelligence is installed in all ships using the name: ISAAC or the Integrated Ship Artificial Algorithm Calculator. This computer is an obedient, artificially simulated life form capable of speaking via holographic displays throughout the ship and is normally linked to the helmsman’s terminals directly to assist in the run-times of the Higgs Drive.
The MHD Cannon mounted as a main gun on most UPAN warships uses a two meter long, 50kg, liquefied combination of iron, nickel, cobalt, and titanium superheated to nearly 50,000°K. To fire the weapon it requires a charged of roughly 100 terawatts of electrical output, or one hundred trillion watts of electrical energy. This amount of energy is achieved in the anti-fusion reactor, or Vector Drive Core, within the stern of the ship. When fired, it takes time to recharge the discharge valve, the firing mechanism which allows a large enough energy burst, to power a rail-gun to magnetically through the metals at up to ten percent the speed of light. This means that the liquid plasma bolt would slam into a target with roughly one petajoule or force, or the same force of the asteroid that killed Earth’s dinosaurs.
The Vector Drive Core is the most common human power cell aboard ships. It has two chambers, the hydrogen fusion reactor which powers the basic Flash Torch Thrusters, as well as the much hotter hydrogen anti-fusion reactor. The anti-fusion reactor vents interstellar and interplanetary hydrogen atoms into a chamber with anti-protons which creates an antimatter reaction generating roughly ten terawatts of electrical energy every second but at the cost of also generating more heat than the core of Sol. To counter this problem, ships vent this heat through pipes cooled by liquid nitrogen before dousing the plasma in the liquid nitrogen itself and venting the left over heat into space, so that the crew is not vaporized from an overheated drive system.
The most common drive system used by space vessels, Flash Torches are not unlike their more powerful cousins, the Fusion Torches; venting high-pressure hydrogen plasma into space, the plasma generated by vacuuming interstellar hydrogen from space around the vessel, allowing the vessel to use high speeds, acute maneuvers, and a steady, self-regenerating form of fuel.
Fusion Torches are the torches used to vent heated plasma from the anti-fusion reactor into space, jetting the vessel forward at high rates of speed nearly one hundred times that of early shuttles. It requires cooling every hour via liquid nitrogen or the torch heads will go through something referred to as: “Emergency Flash Venting” where the nozzles seal shut from the heat, melting the titanium alloy and vent the plasma back through the vessel and into the crew’s quarters.
In its early testing stages in late 2156, EMGT is the use of micro-sized MHD Cannon technology to fling sand-sized grains of iron down range at speeds near the speed of light.
All the ships in the TCR are built for the purpose of defending Earth against an theoretical alien threat, as well as shipping troops to and from bases on the colonies. They each carry the tag: "TRSV" which stands for: "Terran Republic Space Vehicle".
Tokyo Class Dreadnoughts: One kilometer in length and having a main gun that stretches 950m of the beam, the Tokyo class of Dreadnoughts were built for planetary bombardment as well as having the necessary fire power to pack one hell of a punch. Bringing to the fight, a massive main gun, as well as hundreds of broadside rifles stored in pressurized gun ports, the Terran Republic's Space Fleet's three Tokyo Dreadnoughts are the last resort in combat, as their main gun can generate a force of nearly two gigajoules, eight times that of a Kalinga Frigate, which is close to the power released by a thermonuclear weapon.
TRSV New York
Shanghai Class Dreadnought
TRSV Beijing (Under Construction in Earth Orbit)
Da Vinci Class Carriers
TRSV Leonardo Da Vinci
Everest Class Cruisers
Kilimanjaro Class Cruisers
TRSV Vinson Massif
TRSV Puncak Jaya
TRSV Mount Kenya
Kalinga Class Frigates
TRSV Pearl Harbor
The <Elar-Öpha T’kxam> Carbine (lit. “Gun-4 Hunter” Carbine)
Standardized in the year 5678ei (1861 CE), the Citinian Republic’s use of the <Elar T’kxam> (designated the “LR4” by the TCR) as its main battle rifle has become something of legend throughout the Galaxy. When the red armor of the Republican Marines is seen along with their LR4s most militaries experience a rush of fear. Thanks to the rifles heavy reliance on kinetic energy, gauss technology, and a high magazine capacity of close to six thousand sand-sized pellets (which are accelerated to a speed close to that of light, making an impact relative to a .308 rifle), the <T’kxam> has become a standard weapon in many of the Republic’s allied armies as well. It is known galaxy-wide for its telltale snapping sounds, and is lethally accurate well up to 500m. An all-around great rifle, the LR4 is formidable foe in the hands of a trained user.
The <Th’on Kxonthr> (Shortened: <Th’okxonthr> Hard-Suit Body Armor (lit. “Body Shield”)
The hard suit worn by Republic troops is something of a marvel in its own right. Integrated life-support systems, heating and cooling systems, a holographic HUD mounted in-visor, linked communication channels, and a fully capable medical suite able to repair minor damage and cut off blood-flow to wounded areas, the Th’on Kxonthr is the pinnacle of protection on the battlefield. Normally painted in either a solid red or a white and red combination to embody the Republic colors; the armor is the standard uniform for all combatants in the Citinian Republic.
Birthplace: (Mars, Earth, Luna, or Asteroid Mining, Space Vessel?)
Class: (Marine, Scientists, Navy)
Acquaintances: (Other characters?)
Alien Biology Spoiler
The final two items on the list of differences between Citinians and Humans are:
1. Citinians are naturally, though it is not yet understood how by scientists, immortal to age. Able to live for millions of years if left untouched, the Citinian body can still die from damage, starvation, or other things, but not of age.
2. The Citinian body has two hearts, each much larger than a human’s, allowing for more oxygen to be passed onto the bloodstream at much faster rates. This means Citinians are not able to handle oxygen levels that most humans would consider thin, yet still breathable, air.
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