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”

Stairway to Heaven

A prologue to Homeworld Brayden sat down on the floor of the control room. He held the overload switch in one hand and a gun in the other. Outside the sealed doors he could hear the faint crackle of gunfire. The crisp, sharp pops of the Marine’s NATO carbines contrasting with the heavy, violent barksContinue reading “Stairway to Heaven”

Dirty Thoughts

The Senate chambers were eerily quiet. the undirected rage which had caused all of the hysteria in the first place should have turned this impeachment hearing into the Roman Colosseum. She had expected as much, anyway. Yet the sheer weight of the event seemed to hang in place, pressing down on the very air, quietingContinue reading “Dirty Thoughts”