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[POSSIBLE SPOILERS] Lore of the Rings, Erm, Halcyons
« on: February 18, 2017, 12:46:18 PM »
Episode 1
Once there was a great race called [REDACTED]. They were masters of intelligence, knowing the ins and outs of politics, war, and marketing. One day [REDACTED] suggested a plan to [REDACTED]. [REDACTED] would build a set of giant stations from which to spawn test races, thus allowing the [REDACTED] to further their knowledge of the three great sciences. [REDACTED] agreed. Thus, the Halcyon Project was born.

Halcyon 1 was built with variations in mind. The race spawned was doomed to ever revolve around a few phenotypes and never find a totally dominant strain. Halcyon 2 was built with ecology in mind. The race spawned was doomed to ever seek the best living at the least cost while trying to reverse that for everyone else. Halcyon 3 was built with polling in mind. The race spawned was doomed to ever try to predict all aspects of the future, even if no one believed them. Halcyon 4 was built with technology in mind. The race spawned was doomed to iron out bugs and always make another one somewhere in the process.

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Re: [POSSIBLE SPOILERS] Lore of the Rings, Erm, Halcyons
« Reply #1 on: February 18, 2017, 03:15:32 PM »
Episode 2
Halcyon 5 was built with controls in mind. The race spawned...did not spawn. The station had come alive. Work started on Halcyon 6, with tactics in mind. Then Halcyon 5 launched an assault on Halcyons 1-4. The [REDACTED]'s fleets were unable to stop it. Halcyons 1-4 were destroyed, releasing their experiments into the void. Halcyon 5 turned to attack Halcyon 6. One intern stole a prototype ship from Halcyon 6. Enabling the cloaking feature, he was able to escape detection and reach Halcyon 5. Flying into the hanger port, he detonated the self destruct mechanism on his ship....

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Re: [POSSIBLE SPOILERS] Lore of the Rings, Erm, Halcyons
« Reply #2 on: February 22, 2017, 07:44:47 PM »
Episode 3
Normally, any Halcyon could withstand a ship blowing up inside the hanger bay. But this was no normal ship. It was carrying an early Zirordiax reactor and some of the Trimonium fuel intended for the soon-to-be-developed weapons. The result was a wormhole that dumped Halcyon 5 somewhere beyond sensor range. Well, we assume it was beyond sensor range. The other [REDACTED] that had survived were on board the fastest colony ship they could find, speeding away without looking back. Halcyon 6 was abandoned. But the end was not yet come.

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Re: [POSSIBLE SPOILERS] Lore of the Rings, Erm, Halcyons
« Reply #3 on: March 03, 2017, 01:25:18 PM »
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Re: [POSSIBLE SPOILERS] Lore of the Rings, Erm, Halcyons
« Reply #4 on: March 18, 2017, 09:56:06 AM »
Season 2, Episode 1
[REDACTED] was on a training misssion in the [REDACTED] system. While foraging for food, he noticed a peculiar tree that had all the fruit oriented parallel to the trunk--and the trunk was at an odd angle to the ground. [REDACTED] picked one of the fruits. It still tried to maintain its orientation, but it didn't mind spinning on the "vertical" axis. [REDACTED] thought this was odder still, so he took the fruit to his superior, Offficer [REDACTED]. Officer [REDACTED] had it shipped to New Terra for scientific analysis.

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Re: [POSSIBLE SPOILERS] Lore of the Rings, Erm, Halcyons
« Reply #5 on: March 22, 2017, 08:18:58 PM »
Season 2, Episode 2
When the scientists on New Terra analyzed the fruit, they discovered that the absolute angle of the fruit had changed by a number of degrees. Scientist [REDACTED] hypothesized that the fruit aligned itself with a center of force. Further analysis revealed that the fruit wasn't a necessary party to the alignment--an extremely stable compound that they named Zebraic-iono-rutherial-organic-regal-dirgaic-iguano-amino-xenonium (Zirordiax for short) was responsible for the alignment. The scientists consulted with that famous engineer, [REDACTED], to build a sensor to locate the source of the alignment force.

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Re: [POSSIBLE SPOILERS] Lore of the Rings, Erm, Halcyons
« Reply #6 on: April 02, 2017, 07:56:20 PM »
Season 2, Episode 3
Once [REDACTED] built the sensor, Captain [REDACTED] was sent to find the center of the force. The sensor led to a gas cloud on the edge of Terran Space. Short-range scans revealed a formidable object of unknown origin. Captain [REDACTED] dubbed it Halcyon 6 because that "had a certain ring to it." After he relayed his information back to New Terra, the Twelfth Fleet was sent to make a detailed investigation.

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Re: [POSSIBLE SPOILERS] Lore of the Rings, Erm, Halcyons
« Reply #7 on: April 22, 2017, 12:21:12 PM »
Season 3, Episode 1
"Sir, we've completed the first portal. Squad XX1 is ready to deploy on your order."

"Deploy it now!"*

"Sir, Squad XX1 has been deployed. We should be getting results back any minute now..."

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*I couldn't resist using that quote. Bonus points if you know where it's from.
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