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[1] Prelude - Rise of the Terran Federation
« on: May 11, 2010, 03:00:11 PM »
[center:1oflnug3]Rise of the Terran Federation
A fictional work created using Aurora[/center:1oflnug3]

Prelude

They arrived in the Year 1954, bringing an end to war, disease, poverty and hunger. This, however, came at a price - the total enslavement of the Human race, although we didn‘t realize it at the time.

They claimed to be one of the oldest species in the Universe and called themselves The Precursors, a race of creatures that could bend space and time to travel the stars in massive artificial constructs. Their goal was to bring enlightenment and strength to all sentient life in our Galaxy and to that end they had been shepherding us from time immemorial.

All great works of man could be attributed to them. The Pyramids of Egypt were constructed in their honor. The Colosseum of Rome was the playpen of their young. War and pestilence only existed to teach us a lesson in humility and to cull the weak. There was a darkness coming, and they were the only ones with the power to stop it by forging the younger races into a powerful sword and shield.

For 5 years after their arrival all construction capacity was slowly but steadily transformed to use what we now term Trans Newtonian technology. During this period the population of Earth reached its peak of roughly 3 Billion souls, with a projected lifespan in the lower 100‘s due to medical advances provided by them.

When the transformation was complete and the huge shipyards orbiting the planet were activated, everything changed. Part of the construction plans were Ground Force Training Centers and Military Academies. The healthiest and strongest of the general population were herded into these ‘Centers of Excellence’ and rushed through training while the new mineral extraction automatons strip mined the Trans Newtonian elements from the very essence of the planet. Massive industrial complexes churned out warship components and multi-megaton warhead missiles that could strike targets half a solar system away. But the worst was still to come.

In relative terms it was a small construction project during the Transforming Years. 15 Genetic Modifications Centers were created for the purpose of “the betterment of the Human race” and in the beginning they did produce cures for the worst diseases and they did extend the average lifespan. However, that was just a prelude to the real work. That was just an excuse to fully sample hundreds of millions of Human DNA strands in order to map it’s genome and then create variations to suit their needs.

Shortly after this it was revealed that there was a Menace growing in this Galaxy which they had foreseen many millennia ago. This Menace is what prompted them to cultivated all sentient species within their reach in order to create what became known as the Grand War Machine. For 400 years they have been fighting this enemy and for 400 years they have been driven further back from their frontier. Dozens of races have been decimated or outright destroyed in the struggle for survival, Humans were their last hope. Towards the Galactic Core lies agrarian worlds long ago stripped of all war resources. The Sol System is the last fortress in the heavens and if it falls then the Galaxy falls into an abyss.

It is hard to believe if what they proclaimed was the truth or if it was only spread to placate the masses and appeal to the self preservation nature of the common people.

By 1980, the world population had dropped to 2.5 Billion. 500 hundred million souls had been fed into the Grand War Machine as crew, ground fodder or genetically modified slaves to work on distant rocks ill suited to support Human life. Whenever a resource was exhausted the ‘Humans’ were left to rot whilst new modifications were created and brought forward. Steadily, the resources of the Earth and the surrounding area was reaching critical levels.

The decision was made to explore for new resources and old warp chains were once again surveyed and the boundaries of known space was pushed further a field. For a short time these newly exploited systems were enough to stem the tide of the Menace but even then, the onslaught grew too strong and system after system was lost.

By the year 2010 the world’s population had dropped to 1.3 Billion, whole generations being born and bred for one purpose only, war. There were few Old Timers left, those that were born before 1954 and who could still remember the taste of freedom. These formed the nucleus of the Underground which would later evolve into the leaders of the Terran Federation.

In 2020, with the population of Earth at 995 million, they vanished as suddenly as they had arrived.

Unbeknownst to us, they had created a thriving colony on Mars, perhaps one of their last colony of civilians. It was not until some years later that we pieced together enough information and discovered what we know today. Their homeworld had came under attack along a previously thought dead-end warp chain. The Menace had stumbled upon an unsurveyed jump point 3 systems away and they used it to deadly effect. The first assault was beaten back a bare 100 million km from their homeworld, the next 3 successive assaults were crushed at the entry jump point but by this time their reserves had been spent.

The last signal from their homeworld was an order for any and all remaining forces in outlaying regions to destroy all traces of their presence and then run for the stars. They were to be untraceable, fool the Menace into believing they had been defeated and try to rebuild and return with vengeance.

To this end, they set delayed charges on all of their Trans Newtonian technology. Of the Mega Shipyards in orbit of the Earth only 5 survived: 2 at 80k tons which could build Commercial Vessels and 3 at 20k tons which could construct Warships. The Underground had been preparing for any eventuality but had never in their wildest dreams imagined such a reversal of this magnitude and were only placed to save roughly 1 in 3 of all facilities on Earth.

The colony on Mars was nearly totally destroyed except for one partially intact city in which the detonation matrix failed. A xenologist team under the leadership of Archie Sharpe was dispatched as soon as a suitable vessel was available.

Only a small fraction of their accumulated knowledge was salvaged from the charred remains of the research centers that were taken intact. We retained information on basic Genetic Modification and immediately set forth on a project to create a race that would be more tolerable of the Mars environment in order to fully exploit the remains of the city.

Of major concern was the approaching Menace which of last report were thought to be anywhere between 15 and 25 jumps away from Sol. It was therefore decided to design our very first warships using only the technology that we managed to salvage, this included:

Strong Armor
Heavy Shields
Fast Engines
Heavy Plasma Carronades
Mediocre Sensors
Close In Weapon System designed from the scraps of Gauss Cannon tech that were recovered.

Unfortunately, no missile technology or laser weaponry was recovered and we will be starting from scratch in that regard.

The fleet designs are as follows:

The Nelson Command Ship is designed to provide Command & Control on extended patrols and provide Jump capability in areas without Jump Gates (off which none were created in the Sol system).

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Nelson class Command Ship    20000 tons     1905 Crew     4978.6 BP      TCS 400  TH 4000  EM 450
10000 km/s    JR 3-50     Armour 7-65     Shields 15-360     Sensors 80/80/0/0     Damage Control Rating 25     PPV 0
Annual Failure Rate: 128%    IFR: 1.8%    Maint Capacity 3890 MSP    Max Repair 1600 MSP    Est Time: 1.45 Years
Flag Bridge    

J20000(3-50) Military Jump Drive     Max Ship Size 20000 tons    Distance 50k km     Squadron Size 3
Military ICF Drive (40)    Power 100    Fuel Use 70%    Signature 100    Armour 0    Exp 5%
Fuel Capacity 500,000 Litres    Range 64.3 billion km   (74 days at full power)
Epsilon Shields (5)   Total Fuel Cost  105 Litres per day

Active Search Sensor MR102-R200 (1)     GPS 12800     Range 102.4m km    Resolution 200
TH10-80 (1)     Sensitivity 80     Detect Sig Strength 1000:  80m km
EM10-80 (1)     Sensitivity 80     Detect Sig Strength 1000:  80m km

ECM 10

The Napoleon Cruiser is designed to close with the enemy at all costs and obliterate them at short range with its array of Plasma Carronades.

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Napoleon class Cruiser    20000 tons     1956 Crew     4001.4 BP      TCS 400  TH 4000  EM 900
10000 km/s     Armour 9-65     Shields 30-360     Sensors 80/80/0/0     Damage Control Rating 25     PPV 36
Annual Failure Rate: 128%    IFR: 1.8%    Maint Capacity 3126 MSP    Max Repair 240 MSP    Est Time: 4.04 Years

Military ICF Drive (40)    Power 100    Fuel Use 70%    Signature 100    Armour 0    Exp 5%
Fuel Capacity 500,000 Litres    Range 64.3 billion km   (74 days at full power)
Epsilon Shields (10)   Total Fuel Cost  210 Litres per day

CIWS-200 (2x6)    Range 1000 km     TS: 20000 km/s     ROF 5       Base 50% To Hit
30cm C4 Plasma Carronade (4)    Range 240,000km     TS: 10000 km/s     Power 24-4     RM 1    ROF 30        24 12 8 6 4 4 3 3 2 2
Fire Control S08 160-10000 (1)    Max Range: 320,000 km   TS: 10000 km/s     97 94 91 88 84 81 78 75 72 69
Tokamak Fusion Reactor Technology (4) (4)     Total Power Output 16    Armour 0    Exp 5%

Active Search Sensor MR102-R200 (1)     GPS 12800     Range 102.4m km    Resolution 200
Active Search Sensor MR0-R1 (1)     GPS 32     Range 256k km    Resolution 1
TH10-80 (1)     Sensitivity 80     Detect Sig Strength 1000:  80m km
EM10-80 (1)     Sensitivity 80     Detect Sig Strength 1000:  80m km

ECCM-1 (1)         ECM 10

The Argnetina FSVs will follow behind the Cruisers and deploy their reserves of fuel and maintenance suppliers on suitable orbital bodies.

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Argentina class Fleet Support Vessel    20000 tons     1744 Crew     4491.8 BP      TCS 400  TH 3000  EM 0
7500 km/s    JR 3-50     Armour 4-65     Shields 0-0     Sensors 80/80/0/0     Damage Control Rating 25     PPV 0
Annual Failure Rate: 128%    IFR: 1.8%    Maint Capacity 13509 MSP    Max Repair 1600 MSP    Est Time: 3.15 Years

J20000(3-50) Military Jump Drive     Max Ship Size 20000 tons    Distance 50k km     Squadron Size 3
Military ICF Drive (30)    Power 100    Fuel Use 70%    Signature 100    Armour 0    Exp 5%
Fuel Capacity 1,900,000 Litres    Range 244.3 billion km   (376 days at full power)

Active Search Sensor MR102-R200 (1)     GPS 12800     Range 102.4m km    Resolution 200
TH10-80 (1)     Sensitivity 80     Detect Sig Strength 1000:  80m km
EM10-80 (1)     Sensitivity 80     Detect Sig Strength 1000:  80m km

ECM 10
 

 

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