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PostSubject: First Attempt at FTL a failure   Wed May 30, 2012 10:29 pm

The Ordenreich has, for a long time, attempted the development of and FTL drive for use in exploration and exploitation of natural resources beyond its solar system but the recent attempt at FTL space has turned out to be a disaster. The ship, the TSF Gotland, with its crew of 7 were lost when attempting to slip into FTL space. A miscalculation in the maintenance of the FTL drive caused the FTL drive to fire off inside the ship destroying the ship and everything in it. The resulting explosion sent a pulse traveling at 10,000 times the speed of light, temporary interference in any electronic object not protected by a planet's magnetic sphere. Yhis pulse would be soon felt all over the galaxy


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PostSubject: Re: First Attempt at FTL a failure   Thu May 31, 2012 12:17 am

(OOC: Err, you may want to change the near-light speed thing because it won't be felt all over the galaxy anytime soon.)
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PostSubject: Re: First Attempt at FTL a failure   Thu May 31, 2012 6:46 pm

OOC: it won't be immediate but I wanted to get involved late in some of the other RPs
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PostSubject: Re: First Attempt at FTL a failure   Thu May 31, 2012 7:02 pm

(OOC: Yeah, but think of the scale. You're approximately 10,000 ly from either Panzer or myself, which means that if it was at light speed it would take that many years to reach us, 10,000. Since it's actually somewhat slower, well...

Yeah, it would have to be considerably FTL.)
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PostSubject: Re: First Attempt at FTL a failure   Thu May 31, 2012 9:44 pm

(OOC: In sci-fi technobabble, there's no reason you COULDN'T make that pulse FTL.

And if you do, you would actually give me considerable reason to really get involved in a FT RP again. Because unlike most, we don't have a "home" planet. So an event like this would be interesting to RP.)
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PostSubject: Re: First Attempt at FTL a failure   Thu May 31, 2012 10:05 pm

OOC: Alright I'll jack up the speed of the pulse
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PostSubject: Re: First Attempt at FTL a failure   Thu May 31, 2012 10:15 pm

(OOC: 1000x the speed of light is an improvement, but it would still take ten years to reach anyone in the region, and ten years is a lot of time in RP. Personally, I would go all the way up to 100000x the speed of light - one tenth of a year.)
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PostSubject: Re: First Attempt at FTL a failure   Thu May 31, 2012 10:46 pm

(OOC: Aaaaand so this happened ten years ago.

ZING.

Magic RP time cannon?

Or you can change the speed.

It doesn't matter.)

The Spotlight, the infamous Burninite science vessel usually captained by Burnination's Doctor Thorgood appears over Sacaen space approximately at the origin of the pulse.

Of course, the natives wouldn't recognize the vessel. Or how it appeared there. Or from where it came.

But it makes no effort to hide itself from any methods of scanning, so if they have any methods of scanning, they know it's there.

It begins an in-depth sensor sweep of the area.
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PostSubject: Re: First Attempt at FTL a failure   Fri Jun 01, 2012 10:17 am

OOC: I'll put it up to 10000

*The Ordenreich posponed all plans for the development of an FTL drive after the catastrophic detonation of their last ship. Despite this the Ordenreich has continued to look for new planets that could be potential targets for colonization and mining in the event that an FTL drive could be developed. The Ordenreich assumed that it was alone in the galaxy as there had been no contact with anyone or anything in the galaxy. This belief made the Ordenreich surprised when an unidentified object suddenly appeared out of nowhere near the homeword of Livenstein. As the Ordenreich had never encountered another potential alien race the Ordenreich had no space weaponry to speak of. Despite that the Hochmeister of the Ordenreich ordered all civilian vessals in orbit around Livenstein to scatter and he ordered the evacuation of the Livenstein orbital facilities.*
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PostSubject: Re: First Attempt at FTL a failure   Fri Jun 01, 2012 1:41 pm

"They're just a bunch of primitives it looks like," the gunnery sergeant says after checking a screen readout.

"We seem to have disturbed the anthill, as it were," the comm officer says after overhearing the radio broadcast, translated into Common by the onboard Universal Translator.

"Damn, I hate doing that by accident," Thorgood responds, "but these primitives are playing with fire." He pauses for a moment. "Hail them."

"Whosoever speaks in behalf of the residents of this planet, please identify yourself and transmit to this ship coordinates to meet with your leader. Your recent experiments with slipspace have interspatial ramifications. Do not worry; this vessel is not equipped to make war on you, nor do its inhabitants intend to."

The Universal Translator would ensure that this message reaches the planet in the home tongue spoken there, but its sentence structure cannot be perfect on first go.
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PostSubject: Re: First Attempt at FTL a failure   Fri Jun 01, 2012 11:18 pm

*Livenstein High Command was at Defcom 1 and in full crises mode since the unknown ship scared the whole planet silly. The Hochmeister, Paul III von Guederlaand, walked in and observed the command building abuzz with activity, he approached his Paladin Komtur (military head general).

Paul: Any word on our unwelcome guests Paladin Komtur.

Paladin Komtur Konrad: Well mein Hochmeister we received a message from the ship. Its in badly translated Norreich but we were able to decipher most of it and these people come in peace, more or less.

Paul: More or less?

Konrad: We apparently stepped on someone's toes with that FTL test drive accident awhile back. They request to meet with you and discuss the incident but their request sounds like its non-negotiable

Paul: Well they got us by the balls and this is a first contact scenario. Perhaps we can finally achieve FTL space and meet some of our brethren of the stars.

Konrad: *sigh* Sir must I remind again about our security...

Paul: I'm well aware Konrad but I don't think we have any regulations regarding alien races.

Konrad: Fine sir its your ass if they turn out to be hostile

Paul: Noted Konrad now prepare a message acknowledging the alien's message and ready a ship to meet with the alien ship.

Konrad: Sir.

*Note: Norreich is a fake language name I made up that according to the RP is a mix of modern Scandinavian, German, and Russian languages because the Ordenreich is an offshoot of the old Teutonic Order from earth*
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PostSubject: Re: First Attempt at FTL a failure   Sat Jun 02, 2012 2:08 am

A Rhean hyperspace probe appears to check out what's going on. Upon spotting a Burninite vessel and populated planet underneath, it transmits the information back, when they conclude that it's a first contact situation. They opt to go with the usual "impress the locals" route. A short while later, a Star Destroyer appears over the newly discovered planet and hails the Spotlight.
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PostSubject: Re: First Attempt at FTL a failure   Sat Jun 02, 2012 8:59 am

(OOC: I am assuming this is before Contact: The Hive as it will theoretically allow Sacae access in the RP and so that Alpha Centauri's hands aren't tied.)

A University exploration and sensor vessel briefly warps into the system, heavily cloaked, and then it disappears again after a brief scan and noting that the Rheans and the Burnites present at the system already. It is then reported to Brother Lal, who chooses to dispatch a diplomatic vessel lightly escorted by two Garland-Class Light Corvettes. They hail the Spotlight, while Lal writes and sends a message to Emperor Dimitri Medvedev.

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To: Emperor Dimitri Medvedev, Confederated States of Rhea
From: Brother Pravin Lal, Planetary Governate of Alpha Centauri

Greetings, Your Majesty. Upon detecting the anomaly in the slipspace, we have sent a small contingent of vessels to the situation. We have noticed that your nation brought along a Star Destroyer instead of... a significantly smaller vessel. Though my purpose is not to question your methods of conducting diplomacy (as you so said yourself, "surprise is wiser", and that is certainly true to some extent), I will remind you of the significant chaos that occurred on Chiron all those years ago in our first contact situation. I beseech you, please spare any future civilizations from such turmoil.

With all due respect,
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PostSubject: Re: First Attempt at FTL a failure   Sat Jun 02, 2012 1:06 pm

The Spotlight responds, and citing the Burninite situation and who was here first, requests that the Rheans allow the Burninite negotiators to take the front. However, they quickly offer that the Rheans may of course send people down when meeting coordinates are sent. Just that the Burninites generally be given the power to do the negotiating.

A similar message is sent to the UM's Corvette -- Thorgood does not wish to deny them the ability to speak or meet, just that the Burninites be given the ability to do most of the negotiating, since their situation is most reliant upon FTL space travel.

As the Universal Translator is used more with this new language, it begins to make better and better translations, so it is likely that as conversation continues, translation is to become more precise. To the Sacaens, this message is sent:
"You needn't send a ship. We can appear wherever you want us. Which can be the origin of your last message, if you would like."
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PostSubject: Re: First Attempt at FTL a failure   Sat Jun 02, 2012 1:35 pm

(OOC: UM's? You mean Alpha Centauri's? Razz Also, it's a diplomatic vessel and two corvettes.)

The Talent diplomat on board replies to the Spotlight, saying that they would not mind if the Burnites deal with the majority of the proceedings as for the most part they just intend to observe and speak up on matters of high interest to the Planetary Governate.


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PostSubject: Re: First Attempt at FTL a failure   Sat Jun 02, 2012 3:33 pm

To: Brother Pravin Lal, Planetary Governate of Alpha Centauri
From: Emperor Dimitri Medvedev, Confederated States of Rhea

I am perfectly aware of what happened the last time this occurred. However, it is a rare occasion that a full-blown invasion occurs immediately after a first contact situation with ships that look almost identical to ours. That was why it was decided that we go along our usual route of impressing the locals in first contact situations.

Sincerely,
Dimitri
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The captain of the vessel agrees to letting the Burninites do the main talks.
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PostSubject: Re: First Attempt at FTL a failure   Sat Jun 02, 2012 3:58 pm

To: Emperor Dimitri Medvedev, Confederated States of Rhea
From: Brother Pravin Lal, Planetary Governate of Alpha Centauri

I was actually not referring to the Sith fleet but the fact that the fact that most of Chiron broke out into riots when your Star Destroyer as a result of the fear and confusion. I just feel that sending large military vessels into a first contact situation is... not very agreeable to diplomacy.

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PostSubject: Re: First Attempt at FTL a failure   Sun Jun 03, 2012 2:54 pm

*Much of Teutonic Crises Command was on full overlord with the arrival of even more vessels. Unlike the first ship that arrived the newer arrivals looked more like they were ready for war. The Hochmeister took this as a sign that the aliens were intending on kidnapping the Ordenreich's leadership than invade the planet. The Hochmeister turned to his Paladin Komtur.

Paul: It seems you were right Konrad.

Konrad: I don't take pleasure in being right sir I'm only here to offer the best advice available

Paul: Thats why I keep you on the council Konrad. Order all civilians to any and all bunkers. Be it fallout bunkers or bomb bunkers I want all civilians heading there now.

Konrad: Sir. What about the hostiles?

Paul: I'll send a response now get on the evacuations.

Konrad: Sir.

*Hochmeister Paul then turned to his comm officer and had him type of a message to send to all alien ships in orbit over Livenstein*

To: All alien ships in Livenstein orbit
From: Hochmeister Paul III von Guelderlaand

The Ordenreich cannot accept an audience with any alien dignitaries currently in orbit over Livenstein. The Ordenreich feels the recent arrival of armed spaceships in a blatant attempt at bullying our people into giving concessions to your respective nations. While the Ordenreich might not have primitive technology by your standards we will not be pushed around and will take necessary measures to defend ourselves. Good day ambassadors.

Sincerely,

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PostSubject: Re: First Attempt at FTL a failure   Sun Jun 03, 2012 3:26 pm

Talent Nancy Zhang abroad the diplomatic vessel received the message from the natives of the system, and considered it briefly. Though she found the tone of the message and the assumption that the Centauri forces had arrived to force concessions upon the natives extremely distasteful, she decided that there was no real need for the corvettes to stay. They were there primarily to protect against overtly hostile forces that might have been in the region, and now that it was clear that there were none they were now just detrimental for proper diplomacy, so she ordered them back. If something went wrong, they could just warp away, and the newly built capitol ships could arrive to deal with any threats.

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To: Hochmeister Paul III von Guerderlaand
From: Talent Nancy Zhang, Diplomat of Alpha Centauri

Greetings, esteemed Hochmeister. I have dismissed our corvettes in compliance with your message, as we seek no concessions of any kind and merely wish to discuss the ramifications of your actions, much like the first ship that came from the Burnite Remnants. They were sent here just in case there was an outwardly hostile force present, and since there is none we have no reason to keep them here when they are detrimental to diplomacy. I cannot, however, speak for the Rhean Star Destroyer, the second ship that came, though I can tell you that they did something similar in our first contact situation about eight years ago and they never attacked us or coerced us into doing anything in any way.

Most respectfully,
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PostSubject: Re: First Attempt at FTL a failure   Sun Jun 03, 2012 4:39 pm

To: Hochmeister Paul III von G├╝rderlaand
From: Admiral Herbert Raeder

As you desire, our Star Destroyer will leave the system. We were uncertain of the source of this pulse and sent a capital ship to investigate in case they were from an old enemy we have been hunting down for a long time. We will be sending a mere shuttle later, if you desire further contact.

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PostSubject: Re: First Attempt at FTL a failure   Sun Jun 03, 2012 5:33 pm

The Burninite ship cloaks, but remains near enough to teleport anyone it wants to anywhere it wants on the planet. They send messages to the Rheans and the Alpa Centauri vessels before the two leave that they will beam any ambassadors they would like onboard their cloaked vessel if they would like to be teleported in with Burninite emissaries.

The highly advanced sensors of Burnination and the slightly lesser-so ones of other FT nations can usually detect some sort of sensor shadow if the officers commanding they sensory systems are particularly skilled, but for a nation just becoming FT, it is highly unlikely that the ship can still be detected.

The Burninites respond with this message:
"The 'Ordenreich' is a term that our translator is unfamiliar with, but we assume that it refers to your collective peoples. The emissaries of Burnination, the nation from which the first ship to contact you was sent, have urgent need to speak to you regarding your efforts at producing faster than light technology. The recent disaster that befell your last attempt has had interstellar ramifications which must be discussed. Have your engineers examine the different ships that have thus far appeared. It should be clear to them that they come from multiple different peoples. No one is attempting to intimidate you at the present time -- your actions merely need to be discussed.

"Set your meetingplace in a secure location, within a military bunker with your military men all around. It matters not so long as we speak to someone who has authority.

"You should know that there are no concessions from your people which ours would need, nor attempt to attain by 'bullying.'

"Once again, please provide coordinates on your planet as a meeting place."
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PostSubject: Re: First Attempt at FTL a failure   Sun Jun 03, 2012 5:43 pm

Talent Zhang replies to the Burnite message that she would like to be beamed over.
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PostSubject: Re: First Attempt at FTL a failure   Sun Jun 03, 2012 7:13 pm

The captain declines the request, as they do not trust transporters to send people over. Cargo, they have no issue with, though. They send their shuttle their way a short while later, carrying Master Rand Ko of the Imperial Knights.
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PostSubject: Re: First Attempt at FTL a failure   Sun Jun 03, 2012 9:17 pm

To: Captain of the burninite ship
From: Hochmeister Paul III von Guelderlaand

We will take your word for it that the ships are of different races and not a collective association. Attached to this message is coordinates to a meeting location on the surface. This location is the garden courtyard of the Ordenreich High Citadel. Teleport there in 5 minutes and I will meet you there.

Sincerely,

Hochmeister Paul III von Guelderlaand

To: All other ships
From: Hochmeister Paul III von Guelderlaand

Having the dignitaries of multiple peoples in one place represents a major security issue especially since some of the more zealous members of my people will take your presence as a blight. I'm willing to hear you all out but it will have to be one at a time. I hope you will understand.

Sincerely,

Hochmeister Paul III von Guelderlaand
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PostSubject: Re: First Attempt at FTL a failure   Sun Jun 03, 2012 11:16 pm

To: Hochmeister Paul III von G├╝rderlaand
From: Master Rand Ko

I am willing to wait. I will meditate inside my shuttle until I am called for.

Sincerely,
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