Year 94 of the Cosmic Era...
Twenty long years have passed since the second Bloody Valentine war ended. With the rulership of ZAFT taken up by the wise Lacus and Kira Yamato, the Coordinators have lived peacefully on the PLANTs without the threat of another Natural strike on their homeland. At the same time, Cagalli and Athrun Zala are leading the powerful but independent ORB Union into space, having created their own colonial city on the moon. Very little advancement was made to war technology over the last two decades, as effort was instead turned towards the mass colonisation of the solar system. By C.E. 90, Pluto had it's very own orbital station at the edge of the Sol System...
Something important was found in the icy depths of the same planet. As humanity wished to know more about their local system, they decided to probe each planet in detail. Beneath Pluto's surface, they found an old spaceship. Everything seemed much like any modern space craft made by humans, save for the angelic design and a mysterious device that scientists couldn't quite figure out at the time. After returning the supposed alien craft to the PLANTs, the best minds of the human race bound together to uncover the secrets hidden within the ancient discovery. What they eventually found.. was an FTL 'Faster Than Light' Drive. Needless to say, this was an extraordinary breakthrough.
ZAFT, the Earth Alliance and ORB Union decided that they would outfit their ships with this technology - and with combined efforts, they would create two huge colony ships, which were more or less PLANTs designed to travel in space alongside a fleet. With this new ability to jump to other systems, humanity was going to colonise whatever stable environment they could find.
A month ago, the First Colonial Fleet set out with ships from all three major factions. Grand Admiral Kira Yamato is the commander of this large force, with Lacus Yamato watching over and seeing to the needs of the thousands of people inside 'Cradle 1' & 'Cradle 2', the colony ships themselves. ORB's forces are led by Admiral Athrun Zala, and the Alliance's forces are headed by Admiral James Maddox. One could wonder why such a powerful force escorted the Cradles, but then.. who knows what lurks in deep space? The discovery of the FTL Drive from an alien craft answers that question. Humanity is, apparently, not alone...
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1st Colonial Fleet
- ZAFT Fleet -
Grand Admiral Kira Yamato [Gondwana]
Chairwoman Lacus Yamato [Cradle 01 & Cradle 02]
Redcoat Izumi Hana Zala [Furious & ZGMF-X23S Saviour Gundam]
Redcoat Lucia Valentine [Furious & ZGMF-X56S Impulse Gundam]
Redcoat Zerenis Aotisa [Furious & LR-GAT-X102 Regen Duel Mod]
- Earth Alliance Fleet -
Admiral James Maddox [Girty Lue]
Extended Calthorn Stalicrat [Girty Lue & GAT-02L2 Dagger L Mod]
- Independent Forces -
Crystalis Supply Corps: Crobalt Nicholas 'Cronic' Crystalis [ZGMF-1000/M Blaze ZAKU Warrior]
Crystalis Supply Corps: Kenneth 'Kenny' Black [MVF-M11C Murasame]
Crystalis Supply Corps: Serena Marianne Salvatus
Crystalis Supply Corps: Mark Artemis Astaroth
Junk Guild: Jerry 'Glitch' Doyle