Locations

axlerowes
Fainter Stars: Erikkson's World By: axlerowes

Being the first human to step off the wrung of a ship's ladder and onto the living breathing soil of a new planet spoils you for every other form of thrill or experience. I am not kidding. We have support groups in the Galactic Scouting Guild. Those untouched garden goldilocks worlds are few and far between, and once you land on one...well...there will always be a part of you standing in that airlock and sweating in your encounter suit right before the door rolls open.

-Phelan OverGao, Galactic Scout

by axlerowes
100xp
3 replies
483 views
1 HoH
Scrasamax
Iapetus By: Scrasamax

The fortress stronghold of the Anunnaki

by Scrasamax
85xp
3 replies
1497 views
Scrasamax
The Ruined World Skelardves By: Scrasamax

It was never really that nice of a place, but the orbital bombardment, viral bombing, and nuclear war didnt help anything.

by Scrasamax
105xp
4 replies
1942 views
Kassil
Miros, the Devouring World By: Kassil

'Captain's log, date unknown. We have been exploring a region of dead space, wandering between the dull cinders of dying suns, looking for an explanation to what happened in this sector of space. Our charts show that this sector should be bursting with life - young stars and verdant worlds - but all we have seen is a stellar wasteland.' -Log entry recovered from a derelict exploratory vessel on the fringe of the Miros Waste

by Kassil
155xp
7 replies
2707 views
MoonHunter
New Earth-That-Was By: MoonHunter

The Earth-That-Was got used up.

The folk that could made for the sky, and made themselves a new home out here. They made a dozen worlds and all their moons just like Earth, but it weren't all roses and sunshine.

The government, in their vast and mighty wisdom, made the worlds of the Core great havens of culture, medicine, and trade, then dumped everyone else out on the rim with nothing but forty acres and a donkey, and expected them to be happy about it. Eventually, they decided even that was too much, and took back the one thing they'd let the Rimworlders have - their independence.

So naturally, there was a War. The people who just wanted to be left alone, versus the big bosses who wanted to control everything. The bosses won, of course; now everyone's part of the Alliance and supposed to love, honor, and obey them, 'til death do us part.

But that was six years and a few million lives ago. Purple or brown, we're all just folk now. Out here on the Rim, we just do what we have to, take what we can, and thank Whoever every time a new day sees us still flying.

Except for the few of us they took everything from, whose daily prayer is just for a chance to get some of it back.

We'll fly as long as we have to, but we're looking for a place to land.

by MoonHunter
165xp
37 replies
13245 views
MoonHunter
Piel -- Border By: MoonHunter

On their beacon, such that it was, we came in from the east, low across the wet and mud. When you get close to the Pielshome Field, the beacon is pretty useless. Visibility was good and I saw the oil lamps that lit the green circle we had been assigned by the controller. As soft as a leaf, I sat us down. A perfect landing graced with a perfect sunset filling our windscreen. The sun set rose, as the sinking began. The paving bricks they use to line the landing circles they only hold so much weight. The mud is everywhere here.

by MoonHunter
55xp
4 replies
2734 views
MoonHunter
Madeira -- Border By: MoonHunter

As the Earth That Was was being "used up", the Dysporia began. Any Rocky World in the Lifeband were made to be habitable by people. This produced a huge number of barely habitable planets, most of which are out on the frontier.

Madeira is not one of these world. It is a rich and lush world where the fine arts of wine making have been reborn, along with a culture of civility and honor.

by MoonHunter
45xp
2 replies
2868 views
MoonHunter
Deseret -- Rim By: MoonHunter

All through the Alliance there are those that follow the Shepherds of The Book. The Book is old and came from many Great Teachers of the Past that walked The Earth that Was. These folks have followed a Great Shepherd into the Desert that is The Rim and have been given the Promised Land.

by MoonHunter
90xp
6 replies
3192 views
MoonHunter
Nob -- Border By: MoonHunter

Nob was a fairly developed colony world. It had a few cities, some manufacturing, and something that passed as a space port. Then a wonderful disaster showered riches and power upon it.

by MoonHunter
55xp
3 replies
2794 views
MoonHunter
Mandan -- Border By: MoonHunter

I was watching one of those famous sunsets while I was waiting for the Mule to come back. I saw the spot in the sun. I thought it was a bug. My gut knew what it was. I was running for the cockpit before it registered in my brain. It was time to get off this planet, as the soil was about to run red with blood.

by MoonHunter
75xp
4 replies
2821 views
MoonHunter
LaVenda -- Border By: MoonHunter

Hot Dang, we are going to LaVenda!

by MoonHunter
75xp
6 replies
2491 views
MoonHunter
Lewiston - Rim By: MoonHunter

Flying into Lewiston, once you get low enough, is difficult, captain. There is constant wind sheer through the valleys. You have to fly careful, as the wind will slam you into a mountain side faster than a card player tossing in a bad hand. Of course the town you want to get to, Porsen, is the very worse. So best we land in Ramsy territory on the Blue Diamond Lake there, and take the mule up the "road" to Porsen. I just hope the Ramsy and the Regina towns arent feuding any more. I hate dodging bullets that arent even meant for me.

by MoonHunter
75xp
5 replies
2540 views
MoonHunter
Partas II By: MoonHunter

In a universe always in need of habitable planets, Partas II had a good location, good resources, and the people about it had a "need". It just had one problem. It wasn't generally habitable. A century ago, the Great Project was undertaken. A century from now, it will be complete. People will stand unaided upon its surface.

As long as nothing goes wrong.

by MoonHunter
115xp
5 replies
3665 views
1 HoH
Scrasamax
Fitzpatrick's World By: Scrasamax

A fairly average world that happens to be the headquarter site of the Earth Alliance Space Probe Agency (EASPA)

by Scrasamax
60xp
3 replies
3073 views
Scrasamax
Besrodia II By: Scrasamax

A seemingly average industrial world that is the source of 1 out of every 4 guns in current use.

by Scrasamax
105xp
5 replies
4173 views
Scrasamax
Anna Purna By: Scrasamax

For the Emperor! For Anna Purna! For the Tigers!
Motto of the 1st Anna Purna Legion, the White Tigers.

by Scrasamax
105xp
5 replies
3722 views
Maggot
Unknown XX By: Maggot

The small planet of XX has constantly puzzled astronomers who are unable to make any sense of its constantly shifting location on the cosmic charts.

Other less lofty minds pay this oddity no heed, choosing instead to focus on the search for more more promising worlds to colonise and tame.

But unknown to the race of men, a ferocious rival lurks in the black depths of space, constantly on the hunt....

by Maggot
197xp
8 replies
4400 views
1 HoH
valadaar
Abrahams World By: valadaar

A quiet little world, threatened by a war that had never touched it.

by valadaar
87xp
3 replies
3602 views
CaptainMayday
Outpost of Tydor By: CaptainMayday

The Outpost World of Tydor, shrouded in its cloak of mists and silence. Once people lived here, but no more, and not a clue to where they went.

by CaptainMayday
62xp
8 replies
4304 views
manfred
The Biridian System By: manfred

Some places are too dangerous to enter, even approaching them can mean adventure. What is forbidden is forbidden for a reason.

by manfred
125xp
12 replies
6172 views