Breath of Helios

12140.4.13 ESC Thorium powered nuclear reactors coupled with ion propulsion engines provided fast, efficient, and reliable transportation within the inner solar system. They also proved hideously expensive. Transport from Earth to Mars, Venus, or the Asteroid Belt proved unobtainable for anyone who was not directly connected to an Entente expedition. The development of cheap, reliable,Continue reading “Breath of Helios”

True Believer

12142.6.33 Devotees of Brayden Holtz, commonly referred to simply as “The Brayds”, were a curious phenomenon. Despite their control of the island and the financial backing of Saint Paul, they had very little financial resources. They also lacked political, military, cultural, or economic influence. Yet somehow wherever Humanity went they followed. Despite Entente efforts toContinue reading “True Believer”

Homeworld Primer

Here’s some quick exposition to really understand the Homeworld Series Timeline: 2083 – Brayden Holtz dies after successfully demonstrating “Stairway” technology. Under US supervision, Humanity begins colonizing space. 2087-2113 – Five orbital space stations are established at Lagrange Points, these are called Lagrange Stations. Also several colonies appear on the Moon. The most Notorious isContinue reading “Homeworld Primer”


12139.7.41 ESC The chute stank. It stank to high heaven. Which confused John to no end. His mining suit was hermetically and vacuum sealed. It was sealed inside the hab, long before he even descended the chute. Yet every time he descended the shaft to deal with whatever the latest problem was he would encounterContinue reading “Thirty-Niner”

The Ladder

12139.1.01 ESC Although it controlled virtually all of Humanity, the Entente comprised a very small percentage of the population. This fractional population entrenched behind layers of bureaucracy protected by authoritarian, mercenary police quickly became the silent aristocracy of the New World Order. The accidental genius of the Entente was a corporate structure that discouraged marriageContinue reading “The Ladder”

Belly of the Beast

12137.05.01 ESC Despite its near complete hegemony of economic and political power in the post war order, no one is entirely sure as to the exact workings of The Entente.  A series of overlapping contracts and intertwined alliances of loose confederations served as the organizational framework, but as to who developed policy or who wieldedContinue reading “Belly of the Beast”

Castles in the Sky

12136.3.43 ESC Doubts persist as to Joshua Gelle’s contribution to the terraforming of Venus, it was that project and its successful completion that led to the Academia Solaria. The effect this university and the technologies it developed had on Humanity is undeniable. -Prof. Duncan, “The Histories” From the safety of the zeppelin Venus looked beautiful.Continue reading “Castles in the Sky”

Won’t Get Fooled Again

12134.4.22 ESC Rather than being a plan for long term domination The Entente was a stop-gap, makeshift compromise meant to restore stability after the Orbital Uprising. The scars of war proved so deep and so gangrenous that the surviving militaries, central beuacrocies, universities, and corporations that formed the Entente soon proved there was nothing theyContinue reading “Won’t Get Fooled Again”