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Niihama, Capital of the ever expanding Taiyou Empire, homeworld of the prideful and honorable Taiyou Civilization...



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Planetary Statistics

Year (Earth Days): 347
Avg Day Temp ° C: 30
Avg Night Temp ° C: 25
Surface Gravity (m/s2): 8.87
Habitable?: Yes
Ring System: No
Development Level: Ecumenopolis
Moons: No
Current Population: 75 Billion
Annual Population growth: 5 Billion

Atmosphere:
70% Nitrogen, 20% Oxygen, 3% Carbon Dioxide, 2% Argon, 4% Krypton, 1% trace gases (Methane, Helium, etc.).

Pollution Level: Hazardous
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Niihama

The homeworld and capital of the Taiyou Empire, Niihama is a polluted, sprawling world where the eastern hemisphere is covered entirely by a densely packed, massive multi-layered city.

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Niihama is a part of Taiyou Space.

2 Places in Niihama:

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Jacob Farris [50] During a desperate escape from some employers who want him dead, Jacob Farris is tossed into the multiverse with only his backpack and his wits to keep him alive.
Molly Lightning [50] Independent, Brave and Caring
Kendra Shaw [43] Empress dowager of the Taiyou Empire
Joe Mailrath [38] "I hope I find my family and friends again, and that we'll be safe..."
Sharon Fixess [35] Mother of Jakira Fixess
Jakira Fixess [35] Call me Jaki, or Kira, it doesn't really matter!
Rosemary(Rosie) Ana Carson [31] Rosemary, often called Rosie or Ro for short has lived a rougher life. She was orphaned at an early age and was raised by her older brotherstubborn, though, witty but can also be kind and sweet and very eccentric.
Jimmy Maudal [28] One criminal, Eg: "Gimmie your money."
Einar Falls [26] Deceased

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Purple energy rippled from beneath the Reader’s robes. The glowing mist-like energy swirled around her gloves to form hard light plating. Her hands were encased in hard light gauntlets. These were her primary form of dishing out pain, and were supplemented by many more long-ranged abilities using the same kind of energy.

The Reader’s boots surged with a blast of purple mist as she propelled toward the fray at a shockingly fast speed. At least, it was shockingly fast for a humanoid’s initial acceleration for bursting into a sprint. With one arm set to block and the other stretched into a solid punch, the Reader closed the distance between herself and the winged… thing… with the white crystalline blade. Her thin, lightweight boots tapped the ground as she maintained her speed. If the angel turned out to be distracted or too slow to move his sword to parry, the punch would strike at the angel’s shoulder, for the Reader hoped to dislocate it. Otherwise, her defensive hand would be set to protect her in the event of a parry.

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(My internet died, which is why I took so long to answer to this :/)

Lukas jumped out of the way from the Reader's path, watching her cripple the angelic creature in an impressive single punch. The spirit dropped its blade; perfect for Lukas to finish the job. Making use of the opening his hire gave him, he lunged at the winged man with his staff... and thrust it straight through his throat. He stared at the angel, watching it choke on its blood as the life slowly left his body. Not wanting to let it suffer, he ran a full circle around him, staff still lodged in his throat, and tore its head off. The body fell limp, its neck spurting blood for some time.

Lukas remained quiet for some time; he felt it was appropriate, and then promptly threw the Reader her pay; 12 thousand Terran credits, in silver. He said nothing as he tore the angel's wings off (for this is what he wanted), and remained silent as he opened a portal with one of his expertly crafted reagents. Before stepping through, he simply uttered "Thank you." He then passed over, the opening closing behind him, leaving no trace.

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Among the stars, a door. it wide and is bright with light and fire. The Vessel falls from the door, and falls to the light below, the world. As it falls, the vessel is silent and unmoving, it gives no voice, and falls silently through the space between star filled dark and life filled air

As vessel falls, it remains silent, it's fall towards cities and homes.

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Carefully maintained tunnels constructed from Genesis exploring for a way to the surface of a noisy megacity. Though neither could they open an exit into the void and the planet proved singularly difficult to push toward. An opening in proximity to the Way brought notice descending to the surface as it was. A Jinhai volunteered to ride the craft to the surface in hopes its title would survive the experience. The Jinhai leapt free from the ethereal bridge of work units into reality as Myrkul's vein could not construct a gate on such a doomed object.

A humanoid figure poured into reality as the inky cloud shot together as one clad in a black leather robe and backpack. It looked around with a pair of shining grey eyes floating in a dusty immaterial face. The leathery shroud on its 'skin' worked to shade the psionic creature's profile from the world.

Jinhai looked around to see what was inside the vessel.

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Inside, the vessel is pure. Inside, it is cold. There is no life. There is no death. There is only metal.

Piping, wires, tubes, the vessel is containing something fluid, a liquid unknown. The Vessel speaks.

"Ik andu mlori vishkatu. Ik andu mlori vishkatu. Trindn mnakir ignalo al ik brun tiknalai."

The Vessel begins to shift and shake around the one who stands within. The walls slide and open and one of many steps forward. It is like to a dog, it's face a single glowing light, it's legs a fluid metal cables. it's tail is short and hard, a horn of iron. The light shines over you, the one of many inspects the forign contaminant with caution. it speaks. "Ik andu mlori vishkatu." It's voice an echo of the vessel.

The Vessel continues to fall towards the dark clay world of light.

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Grey eyes regarded the cleanliness of the ship but remained largely ignorant of the cold. Though it might make a noise of breathing in air it was just motes of levitating dust that looked to see if air was there at all to hunt down errant particles of actual dust. The scan showed those wisps of soot along Jinhai's surface as an amalgam as interlinked motes of living creatures. These hardy things came from a place blasted by unlife but nature abhorred a void. Hints of the place remained in the vestiges carried with them that blackens their tolerant metabolism of raw matter.

Jinhai tilted its head from the center at the new creature, the language unknown. It wasn't human so they would not attempt to interact with its mind. However intelligent a thing the creature may be that which used words often shared an understanding of those writ from the book of light.

"I do not possess the meaning of those words so I cannot use them," said the hooded Jinhai by motes vibrating its face.

The gloved hands at its sides rose to provide a theater upon which motes could write. Thin tendrils rose to swirl in a sphere then lit seas of angled white light in imitation of city lines. They'd seen such things on many planets floating in the vast space Myrkul's sub-beings found themselves in. Defenses against the spreading Way among those lines that denied them this place came offensive structures too.

Motes lit blue in orbit all around the city sphere as it depicted this slow moving comet in a pebble of flaming red light slowly descending. Orbital blue dots fired yellow specks to the red light and the whole of it turned yellow then darkened. The snuffed lights reorganized into a small imitation of wreckage with a miniature version of Jinhai affixed to the inside.

Jinhai fully intended to ride the wreckage to the surface should whatever defenses this planet had reduce it to pieces. That this may or may not appreciate being told its corpse might be used as a landing vehicle didn't occur to Jinhai.

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The Alien vessels arrival didn't go beneath the notice of the massive Imperial Taiyou Navy. The space around Niihama was crowded, claustrophobic, millions of individual star-ships moving about in organized starlanes policed by black and white ISSP Corvettes.

When the alien vessel came fourth from it's window high in the void above the ecumenopolis that was Niihama, defenses sprang to life.

Targeting solutions were gathered, thousands of individual Z-34 Anti-Orbital Cannons swiveled into position, and began tracking the descending object.



Each individual gun emplacement was massive, capable of delivering a concentrated beam of energy into orbit, with minimal loss of coherency. Each Z-34 Emplacement moved, numbering roughly one hundred dotting the planet's surface.

They did not hesitate, synchronized across the planet's massive high-speed data network, the command was given, somewhere deep in a command center controlled by the Imperial Taiyou Navy, and the installations reacted.

It was a seeming instant, first hundreds of individual beams of light could be perceived, tracking the movement of the alien vessel.

In an instant the beams intensified, to the turn of six-thousand degrees Kelvin. The beams were sustained for about thirty seconds, imparting intense thermal energy onto the surface of the alien vessel, the kind that melted hull, and tore gouges in the sides of starships.

That wasn't the only response mustered by the planet below, the ITN Yamashiro, a Fuso class Battleship began to slowly divert it's course from a nearby armament facility, it's rearward thrusters engaged, and massive 305mm Anti-ship cannons swiveled to life.

Each anti-ship cannon was loaded with a massive nuclear-tipped shell, the gun crews working tirelessly while the ship's command garnered a firing solution. They would move on an intercept course, and begin closing fast.

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The Vessel shudders as heat burns and breaks it. The one of many ceases it's scan and dissolves, sparking and bubbling. The foreign entity marked, would be seen later.

The Vessel, breaking, but not stopped. It continues to fall, opening as a thousand times before, the tear drop seeds released and sent before it. The vessel then opened again, and more seeds were sent. seeds would find other vessels, would surge toward them to grow and become known.

The Vessel continues it's fall, it burns and breaks, holes in it form and are closed as the many adjust to the breaking.

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Black sprays out the back of Jinhai as a sliver of hot metal rockets through the shroud. Purple light sparks as Jinhai's mass reacts to the sudden intrusion. It lost a good deal of that mass in that hit Jinhai would need to be smaller to survive this assault. Outline losing definition Jinhai's humanoid limbs pulled together sinking toward the floor it took on a hard sheen of solid hexagonal polytope sealing itself to a support structure. A thin reverberation of order exuded as Jinhai attempted to reinforce its immediate confines.

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In the space beyond the world of Niihama, a corvette class vessel, unadorned with weapons, yet very obviously foreign in it's design, warped into place. It's presence was uncloaked or covered by any means of detection avoidance, it was as obvious as an apple in a box of tomatoes.

This vessel remained a set distance from Niihama, and proceeded to wait to be addressed.

Dina Lovens materializes from the void.
Dina Lovens vanishes into nothingness, but you get the feeling they are heading somewhere else.
Kurt Bannon materializes from the void.
Sharon Fixess has left the area, heading down into Niihama City: Spaceport.
Sharon Fixess materializes from the void.

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The Corvette class vessel would recieve a hail from one of the millions of orbital platforms that littered the orbit of Niihama.

"Unidentified vessel, state identification, and intent before being cleared to proceed." The message was automated, and would repeat every thirty seconds.

A single Naginata class cruiser detached from one of the adjacent stations, and at full burn began to head towards the corvette.

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"This is Ambassador William Dorsun of the Asylian Kingdom, sent by his Royal Majesty King Galadaius Naruun Asylia. I am here on a Diplomatic mission to represent my kings desires to the Honorable Taiyou Empire. I request permission to land, and Escort to the Imperial District, so that I may speak with a representative of your ruler, if not your ruler themselves." William Dorsun relayed his request to the orbital platform, then ordered the Pilot to issue a beacon and director to the Naginata class cruiser, so as to make their presence impossible to miss, and make it easier to avoid an accidental collision.

The Corvette had no weapons, and for all intents and purposes was a civilian vessel. The only Security Detail was a single Guardian, who sat leisurely at a table, snacking on a delectable pudding, the recipe for which was a specialty of Matrano, and a much beloved one at that.

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There was a brief crackling, followed by a secure channel being transmitted to the corvette class ship. It was a video channel that displayed two individuals, a middle aged woman with Taiyou-like features, but something seemed off, She was clad in a simple black yukata, a cup of tea in her hands which bore faint scars. Standing directly behind her was a horridly disfigured individual in all black.

"William Dorsun of the Kingdom of Asylia." The woman spoke. Her accent was distinctly not Taiyou, but Aschen. Her words lilted with the dialect of someone who came from the Aschen province of Gemenon.

"I am Empress Dowager Kendra Takayama." She said, introducing herself over the channel. "You are here on a diplomatic mission." She cast her gaze over to Gouda for a moment, speaking to him in hushed Taiyou about something.

"His Imperial Majesty is indisposed at the moment, so if you wish to discuss anything, it will have to be through me." The woman added, though something seemed off, a steely resolve afixed her gaze.

"I can have landing coordinates transmitted by our Generalissimo, and a party ready to receive you."

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William eyed the woman for several moments before nodding tersely. "Awaiting coordinates."

William would wait only long enough to receive those coordinates before cutting all transmissions and piloting the ship down as indicated. His guardian called from the back "Should I save some for em, you think?"

"It wouldn't do us any good, They're likely to see it as poison or some such. I doubt they're going to listen to us at any rate. Most likely scenario involves them detaining, imprisoning, and then interrogating us."

The Guardian chuckled "Won't do em any good, neither of us are important enough to be told anything."

"That may be, but for our ladies sake we must make the attempt to slow events down to a manageable level." Dorsun responded as he maneuvered the ship to the planets surface.

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Character Portrait: Imperial Taiyou Navy Character Portrait: Kendra Shaw Character Portrait: Einar Falls Character Portrait: Linde Redwing Character Portrait: Kurt Bannon Character Portrait: Varden Character Portrait: Kazundo Gōda Character Portrait: Kaggen Character Portrait: Jakira Fixess Character Portrait: Joe Mailrath Character Portrait: Laura Roslin Character Portrait: Molly Lightning Character Portrait: Rosemary(Rosie) Ana Carson Character Portrait: Rottenführer Heinrich Ritter Character Portrait: Masako Suzuki Character Portrait: Sharon Fixess Character Portrait: Assassin Kai Character Portrait: Nenad Drulović Character Portrait: William Dorsun Character Portrait: Average Joe Schmuck Character Portrait: Jacob Farris Character Portrait: Jimmy Maudal Character Portrait: Richard Thomson Character Portrait: Fyn Niro Character Portrait: Kiru Okomato Character Portrait: Felix Holt
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Some of the denizens on the surface of Niihama would begin to notice a small celestial anomaly in the sky at night. A new comet, with a small green tail, would appear in the night sky, and would travel around the planet for several days as it entered the planet's gravitational pull and crashed towards the surface. The object appeared to be a common black glassy rock, or some kind of space debri. It had arrived from a region of space controlled by the Matokey Order, but did not show any sign of intelligence. The object was very small, about the size of a Volkswagen, not nearly large enough to cause any significant amount of damage to the planet's surface.

The comet passed over the sky slowly for several days, heating up and increasing speed as it neared Niihama's surface. After the third day of rotating around the planet, the object glowed white and had a long luminescent green and blue tail caused by the immense speed and heat. But the object never dissipated, or broke apart and disintegrated, instead maintaining it's solid form as the oddly shaped lumpy rock crashed into a remote region on the planet, landing somewhere in an open field. The object smashed into the planet's surface, creating a small crater upon impact.

The crater was about 200 yards in diameter and about 50 yards deep into the planet's crust. The small black object was resting in the very center of the small crater, glowing from the intense amount of radiation as smoke and steam rose up from around it. The object gave off no radio signals, no life signatures and no signs of intelligence. It wasn't man-made, and appeared to have just landed there randomly. As the rock cooled, the glow faded away and the smoke slowly disappeared. But the ground around it remained highly radioactive.

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Character Portrait: Imperial Taiyou Navy Character Portrait: Kendra Shaw Character Portrait: Einar Falls Character Portrait: Daisuke Aramaki Character Portrait: Linde Redwing Character Portrait: Kurt Bannon Character Portrait: Varden Character Portrait: Kazundo Gōda Character Portrait: Kaggen Character Portrait: Jakira Fixess Character Portrait: Joe Mailrath Character Portrait: Laura Roslin Character Portrait: Molly Lightning Character Portrait: Rosemary(Rosie) Ana Carson Character Portrait: Rottenführer Heinrich Ritter Character Portrait: Masako Suzuki Character Portrait: Sharon Fixess Character Portrait: Assassin Kai Character Portrait: Nenad Drulović Character Portrait: William Dorsun Character Portrait: Average Joe Schmuck Character Portrait: Jacob Farris Character Portrait: Jimmy Maudal Character Portrait: Richard Thomson Character Portrait: Masaharu Hama Character Portrait: Fyn Niro Character Portrait: Kiru Okomato Character Portrait: Felix Holt
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The Global Self-Defense Army and Niihama's Skywatch had been tracking the object ever since it entered Niihama's solar system. Every trajectory had been carefully plotted into hundreds of supercomputers, and the course analyzed, it was projected to crash far outside any major urban zones, what few existed on the planet. Was this deliberate? Skywatch was concerned, so the decision was made to redeploy the fleet, and move ground forces towards the mountainous region south of the Yukikaze megacity, one of the few untouched regions left on the planet.

Whatever it was, no chances could be taken, so the Army deployed, and set up fortifications all around the small crater, powerful resonance barriers kept the radiation contained within the local area, and a combination of machinegun emplacements, sandbags, and hastily poured concrete redoubts marked the first line of defense, as hundreds of Taiyou soldiers took position surrounding the crater.

Each one was in a fully hermetically sealed combat suit, which offered a second layer of protection from the radiation, their weapons consisted of the Seburo C26A Assault rifle, a 5.45x45mm box fed high velocity assault rifle that fired high-powered armor piercing rounds.

The Area had also been closed off to the public, but the surrounding area began to fill with news crews, reporting the affair all across the Empire.

Two wasp-like Jigabachi AV attack helicopters were circling the crater as well, their rotors thundering through the still, thick air, thirty-millimetre rotary cannons mounted on their tails crooked forward, like a wasp about to sting it's prey.

Four Armor Shrikes, and two HAW206 multiped tanks rounded out the ground response, their main weapons trained on the small object below, was it a simple meteor?

The Director of Public Security, and the General of the Imperial Ground Self Defense Forces were both standing on the back of a large troop transport, under the camouflage canvas cover that was flapping in the wind, With most of the government pre-occupied with other things, both had been placed in charge of the response here.

"Director Miyagi is on his way from Niihama City." Aramaki said, turning to the General. Whom turned back to Aramaki. "I was redeployed from the gate to this location, fortunately the situation with the Vikings has yielded little in the way of events." Hama said, taking a pair of binoculars to gaze into the crater.

"We'll wait for Director Miyagi before we approach the object." Hama added.

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Niihama's Skywatch had noticed the object as soon as it entered their timespace. The communications and computer systems would calculate everything, the object's shape, trajectory, speed, possible composition, and estimated landing zone. They immediately noticed that the object had a fixed speed and trajectory. It had not slowed down, or sped up, but had remained constant. It never turned or deviated from its course, and appeared to just be drifting through outer space before being caught in the planet's gravitational field, at which point it seemed to fall rapidly.

They determined that the object arrived from Matokey territory, but did not appear to show any sign of intelligence. By their calculations, the object appeared to be normal space debri, and should have broken up and disintegrated in the atmosphere at such a small size. Apparently, it's composition, still unknown, was extremely stable and capable of withstanding even extremely hot temperatures. But what was it? The Global Defense Army had detected no radio signals, no internal heat signatures, no life signals, no carbon radiation, nothing to suggest that this rock had any purpose. Was it just a giant piece of ceramic?

Meanwhile, the Taiyou military had surrounded the crater, which was fortunately not near the local urban civilization. The impact had turned the open field into a desert as brown dirt was kicked up from the earth. Helicopters and transports flew over the mountaintops, heading south of Yukikaze Megacity as civilians watched the armada fly overhead in spectacular formations. On the ground, tanks and artillery cannons surrounded the crater, as hundreds of Taiyou soldiers on foot frantically and quickly moved into position. What was going on? Back at base camps, soldiers were suddenly being summoned and deployed to the area where the object had landed. Was the Taiyou Empire being attacked?

Those on ground zero would look down to see the black rocky lump in the center of the crater. It was the size of a large cow, and the routine seemed unnecessary at first sight, as hundreds of millions of dollars worth of military equipment was deployed to investigate. But the military wasn't taking any chances.

The army personel was able to detect the radiation in the crater, and quickly pushed the news teams back while setting up their defenses. It was a routine safety procedure. It wasn't uncommon for meteorites to leave behind some kind of radiation, and the Taiyou hazmat teams were well equipped to handle it. After many hours, the object continued to cool down to the point where it was now surface temperature.

The glowing aura around ground zero had faded, and everything would settle down. Although the Taiyou military was preparing for the worst possible scenario, after many hours, nothing happened. The oddly shaped black shiny object would never move. The area was still showing signs of low level radiation, but the threat was slowly subsiding as the time ticked by. After some time of quiet, rather boring inactivity, the object became safe enough for ground teams to inspect and get a closer look, while news coverage started to dwindle at the lack of excitement.

But the military wasn't going anywhere. With all the years of data the Imperial Taiyou Navy had received while tracking the object, they still hadn't figured out what it was. They had no idea if it was a bomb, a meteorite, an egg, a space capsule, or just some common space debri. They decided to wait for a professional to arrive before making any decisions. In all that time, the megalith never moved.

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As the time passed by, the rock-like object that crashed into Niihama's airspace remained motionless. By now, it had become quite visible to the naked eye, but the ground around the inside of the crater, 50 yards below the normal surface, was still radioactive. The dirt was brown and fine, with an almost reddish hue, perhaps a mixture of carbon and other elements, iron deposits, clay and hard rocks. The top of the crater had been slightly lifted up, forming a natural raised embankment or earth ring around the entire circumference from where the earth inside the crater had been kicked up. This embankment provided a natural barrier or mound for the Imperial Taiyou Navy personel to take cover behind if anything were to happen.

But nothing ever happened. The earth around the base of the object had turned to glass from the intense temperature during impact, but apart from a few glowing pebbles and magnetized stones detectable within the radiation zone, there wasn't a whole lot of activity. Through a pair of binoculars, or rifle scopes, the soldiers could see the object clearly. They would see for the first time what Skywatch did not see, the actual appearance of the object up close. Their supercomputers had not been far off in determining the object's shape. It was very lumpy and oddly shaped like any normal space rock. It wasn't very big either, about the size of a large cow. The surface was shiny and glossy like a chunk of glass, or even a sea shell. The entire rock was solid black, non-transparent, and devoid of any scratches, cracks or markings.

Its unevenly round, egg-like or pod-like ovular shape was rather interesting, but not distinctly unusual. Space rocks came in all different geometric shapes, depending on their structure. Some planets and moons were perfect spheres. If it was an egg, it was a very large egg. But if it was an egg, it showed no signs of life. Perhaps the embryo had died on its hundred year voyage over millions of light-miles through different dimensions and galaxies. With no internal heat signatures, and no vibrations or pulses suggesting a heartbeat, it was beginning to seem very unlikely that this was an egg. Maybe it was a seed pod of some kind, perhaps a new unknown species of plantlife. It couldn't be ruled out. Then again, all signs were pointing to the most obvious explanation, that this was just a common meteorite. The only thing really left to the imagination was the rock's composition. What was it made of?

But for that answer, they would need to examine it.

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Character Portrait: Imperial Taiyou Navy Character Portrait: Kendra Shaw Character Portrait: Seno Miyagi Character Portrait: Einar Falls Character Portrait: Linde Redwing Character Portrait: Kurt Bannon Character Portrait: Varden Character Portrait: Kaggen Character Portrait: Jakira Fixess Character Portrait: Joe Mailrath Character Portrait: Laura Roslin Character Portrait: Molly Lightning Character Portrait: Rosemary(Rosie) Ana Carson Character Portrait: Rottenführer Heinrich Ritter Character Portrait: Masako Suzuki Character Portrait: Sharon Fixess Character Portrait: Assassin Kai Character Portrait: Nenad Drulović Character Portrait: William Dorsun Character Portrait: Average Joe Schmuck Character Portrait: Jacob Farris Character Portrait: Jimmy Maudal Character Portrait: Richard Thomson Character Portrait: Fyn Niro Character Portrait: Kiru Okomato Character Portrait: Felix Holt
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Whatever this was, it certainly could not stay here, on Niihama. With the area secure, all that was left was to extract the object, and secure it in a place where it would pose no threat to Niihama, or it's people.

A Large six wheeled heavy duty army transport truck was slowly beginning it's descent down the crater walls, flanked on either side by large, bright yellow humanoid mecha that sported various attachments on their arms. The glass canopies of the humanoid mecha that comprised it's torso held the pilot, surrounded by a various assortment of controls. These humanoid machines were what the Taiyou called a Yunboro, which was a general multi purpose exosuit that allowed the operator to conduct operations in a multitude of environments.

Director Miyagi joined General Hama, and Director Aramaki in the observation. His eyes focused on the crater below.

"Fleet's been instructed to saturate this immediate area with nuclear ordinance if we lose control of the situation." Hama commented, turning to Miyagi, Miyagi simply nodded. "I've arranged for the object to be transferred to Yukikaze Space Elevator, where it will be transferred into orbit."

Miyagi's voice was briefly drowned out by a pair of tachikoma, the spider-like multiped tanks quickly skittered past, kicking up a small cloud of dust as they moved into the crater to support the pair of Yunboros.

The moment they reached the object, soldiers in full hazardous materials gear emerged, they wore full face visors, which were affixed to hermetically sealed suits. One soldier produced a pair of bright, orange light up sticks, directing the Yunboros to approach the object, as the truck slowly backed up closer.

The Armor Shrikes, humanoid mecha much like the Yunboro affixed their weapons, large high-caliber anti-materiel cannons onto the object, each Armor Shrike painted a brilliant blue, in contrast to the bright yellow yunboro that approached the object.

"Approaching object now..." One of the Yunboro pilots remarked onto the radio, slowly, the Yunboro approached, large clamps attached to it's arms opening up to find purchase on the glassy surface, the second Yunboro approached at the opposite angle, attempting to allow it's own clamps to find purchase on the object.

"Alright... now we'll need to load it into the truck." The second Yunboro operator remarked. A trio of soldiers moved in the truck, preparing a large nanosteel box strapped to the chassis of the truck, this hardened casket would accept the strange object, where it could be secured for transit off world.

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Character Portrait: Imperial Taiyou Navy Character Portrait: Kendra Shaw Character Portrait: Seno Miyagi Character Portrait: Einar Falls Character Portrait: Linde Redwing Character Portrait: Kurt Bannon Character Portrait: Varden Character Portrait: Kaggen Character Portrait: Jakira Fixess Character Portrait: Joe Mailrath Character Portrait: Laura Roslin Character Portrait: Molly Lightning Character Portrait: Rosemary(Rosie) Ana Carson Character Portrait: Rottenführer Heinrich Ritter Character Portrait: Masako Suzuki Character Portrait: Sharon Fixess Character Portrait: Assassin Kai Character Portrait: Nenad Drulović Character Portrait: William Dorsun Character Portrait: Average Joe Schmuck Character Portrait: Jacob Farris Character Portrait: Jimmy Maudal Character Portrait: Richard Thomson Character Portrait: Fyn Niro Character Portrait: Kiru Okomato Character Portrait: Felix Holt
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After some time, a large heavy duty transport truck was brought in. The anthropomorphic mecha accompanied the large six wheeled vehicle as it made its descent down the slope on the inside of the crater, leaving large tracks in the reddish brown dirt as its engine roared, flood-lights surrounding the area. "Alright, slowly now, bring her in", one of the operators inside the mechanoid Yunboro exosuits would call out, guiding the large transport vehicle into position.

At the observation point, the Imperial army general and two directors were going over their debriefing on how to handle the assignment. The order was given, and it was determined that the object would be relocated to the Yukikaze Space Elevator, where it would be transferred safely out of orbit. Two large crab-like Tachikoma mecha tanks would assist the six wheeled transport truck and the two working Yunboros, offering some form of assistance just in case something bad happened. Would it even be enough to stop an alien attack, if such a presence did appear? Nobody knew what to really expect as they treated the object with great seriousness, and care. The Navy and ground forces looked on, hundreds of high-powered weapons focused on whatever this object was.

The truck backed into position as the large brilliant blue Armor Shrikes affixed their anti-material high powered cannons on the inside of the crater. The moment of truth had arrived, as the two human operators inside the Yunboro mechsuits communicated back and forth over their radios. Soon a pair of robotic arms would reach out and grab the object, followed by another pair of robotic arms from the second Yunboro as they carefully lifted the object off the ground. So far so good.

"Oh wow, it's really light" one of the lift-workers commented. "Okay, let's just get it in the box alright? This thing creeps me out" the other Yunboro operator commented. Moments later, a large nanosteel crate would be moved towards the large truck's chasis and opened. Soldiers scrambled quickly around the truck as the pair of Yunboros brought the solid black glossy object over to the nanosteel box. As the mysterious lumpy glass-like rock was loaded into the box, and the gate was closed, locked and secured, one of the hazmat soldiers on the ground gave the truck driver a thumbs up. Just as the directors had hoped and anticipated, nothing happened. Everything was going smoothly according to plan.