COMMANDER WULF – He is the highest ranked officer in the H.U.N. fleet. He was given charge of the ultimate destroyer ship ever built – the DOUBLEAXE. A medal awarded veteran from the Bug Wars, he is father to Kord, but the resemblance ends there. He is very strict concerning rules but knows when it is of advantage to break them. He is the leader of the Galaxy Command and his fellow commandos look up to him.
VOLK – Volk is the ultimate soldier/commando with an extraordinary touch for bombs, guns, mechs and…fireworks. Despite his rudeness and lack of social skills, he is the strength element in the team. His preferred weapon when he is not in his mech, is the 66-power shotgun – as he always says – “At least I’ll always hit something with this”. Volk is also great company and always has a bad joke stored away for every situation.
MARKA – She is the deck tactical advisor and always the voice of reason and wisdom. She serves the Galaxy Command faithfully analysing every battle situation thoroughly and providing the best route or alternative. Above that she is also a skilled warrior, trained in the old kendo sword fighting art. Nobody knows how, but she smuggled her precious silver katana to her quarters. Better not mess with her as, like Volk, she too has a bit of a temper when people do not agree with her.
TWIST – He is the engineer of the Doubleaxe and ground vehicle designated driver. He has a profound knowledge of every single gear of the ship. He can fix anything if given the right tools and spare parts. He is also somewhat clumsy but like magic, everything turns out fixed and solved. Regardless, he is an expert tank driver. The “Armadillo” tank is where he sleeps… beds are too uncomfortable for him. Oh… and he hates flying… don’t tell him he’s on a ship.
XYN - She was the youngest Phd in the history of H.U.N. Central University, and since then she became a prominent scientist, that lead many teams to several important discoveries, including cures and developments in the biological department. She was single picked to join the Doubleaxe crew because she is the best in her field of expertise. But don’t let yourself be fooled by her frail appearance as she received full training and is more than capable of handling herself. She is Kord’s love interest and she likes him too though they both deny it vehemently. She thinks of him as a reckless, childish and spoiled brat but can’t help herself worrying about him
KARINA – She is also a veteran from the Bug Wars, but not nearly as old as Wulf. By that time she was quite young and joined the H.U.N. forces to seek adventure. As an expert sniper she gained recognition amongst her fellow comrades at arms and a reputation of a cold hearted operative. But she is in fact only looking for some affection, specially Volk’s who has always been a love interest although she constantly hides it behind her stern Russian accent.
KORD – Lt. Kord is the top gun ace fighter pilot of the Galaxy Command team. There's nothing he can’t pilot as long as it has an engine and it’s supposed to fly. Though he is definately an asset, he can easily get to everybody’s nerves due to his lazy, reckless, relaxed attitude. He thinks highly of himself and always has a smug smile upon his face, except when Xyn slaps him around. Despite this, Kord is a a true warrior and a true friend, ever present when needed. Even Volk likes him as Kord says Volk’s jokes crack him up - though they obviously don’t -
Kord ‘s love interest is Xyn, a special love-hate relationship.
TOGETHER THE GALAXY COMMANDOS WILL FIND A WAY TO RETURN TO EARTH AND DEFEAT THE DREADFUL NEBULON EMPIRE
Commander Wulf- entry log
We've been cruising in FTL mode for two weeks now.
Ration are getting thin. When we left Earth we thought only of victory or oblivion. We weren't expecting an
undetermined time limit campaign. Days have been spent mainly watching the deep FTL sensors, trying to spot any
possible obstacles or planets where we can hide... that is if the Nebulons are still on our tail. We just don't
know. Silence has been dominant in the bridge. Marka barely says a word and if it weren't for Kord and Volk's
bursts of laughter the Double Axe would resemble more a tomb ship than any other thing. Still I know they grieve
for the one left back on Earth and our previous enconter.Leaving my men behing weighs heavily in my heart too...
I didn't expect Karkaroff's betrayal... He'll pay for what he has done.
The computer emmited a pitch sound. Marka rushed to the panel to report:
"Sir, FTL forward sensors report a meteor field in about 2 minutes. Disengaging FTL engines is advised"
"And the Nebulons?"
"Not a trace of them still, Sir... but they could be out there."
"Maybe that meteor field will help us lose them if they're on our trail."
The engines stopped humming so intensely. And if one would think the ship was silent before, now it felt utterly
dumb. I guess this was the first time I really felt the emptiness of space. I felt a chill down my spine.
Something I hadn't felt since back the Bug Wars.
"Sir, scanners indicate a planet in a similar orbit with life sustenance potential. We should check it for
provisions or anything that might help us..."
"If the Nebulons aren't there I'm inclined to agree. Procede then Marka."
We waited for nearly an hour. No ships apeared in our current sector. Maybe the Nebulons had given pause to the
chase... Maybe they didn't even know how to track us in the first place without a spy among us... To these
question I had not answers but I wasn't about to let down my guard even for a moment. We had to make sure.
After that while marka engaged sub-light systems and we moved towards the planet.
"Is this a tracked star in our galactic maps?"
"Sir, the star is known as IP3322XX234R... as for the planet, it is unknown. We're pioneering these treks..."
"Call Twist from the docking bay, We'll need him in the bridge to help monitor all main systems. I don't want
anything unexpected to happen and I've had too many surprises in space before..."
"Very well... Twist to bridge...Twist?"
Twist - entry log
- "WHAT? Can't a guy get some sleep around here?"
- "This is Marka... Commander Wulf is calling you. He wants you in the bridge ASAP"
- "Commander... Wulf... ok... hum... sorry... ASAP... just putting on my jacket... dang... OUCH... Just a
Maybe sleeping in the armadillo wasn't the best of choices, but I've always been used to sleep in small
chambers... but that's a whole other story. It was a better choice than having to put up with Volk snoring...
With the commando's quarters almost empty... the echo of the snore was unbearable... except to Kord who always
slept hearing rock music in max volume... relaxing he said. I for one prefer the silence of machines. No wonder
I became a systems engineer commando...
But let me pull myself together. Commander Wulf asked for my presence in the bridge. Him and Marka are probably
getting overwhelmed with all the bleeps. No wonder... The bridge was made to be manned by a minimum of 12
officers. The entire crew was less than that and not qualified or even slightly prepared to steer the Double
Axe. Wulf, Marka, maybe Kord as an expert pilot and me... All others were specialized in other fields...
Best hurry... I noticed we weren't in FTL anymore...
- "You sure took your sweet time, Twist"
- "The traffic was intense, eh, eh, eh..."
- "Very cute, wise guy, we need your help managing a high orbit around a planet we're going to explore."
- "Is that wise, I mean... with the Nebulons out there?"
Commander Wulf interupted...
- " Yes, it is a risk but they appear not to have followed us and if we don't star finding something that will
help us against the Nebulons then we really don't have a mission and I for one have intention of going back
Wulf's stern expression had always been an inspiration and even in such dire conditions he always managed to
exalt us even with the smallest of sentences or just mere fierce determination in his eyes. I abandon all
reluctance and seated in one of the pilot's seats.
- "aye, aye, sir... We're on our way to... one big yellow dot in the middle of space"
- "That's where we're going ... hit the commands"
- "Sir... I refuse to hit the commands. They might resent it... I know they are a part of a machine but... but
it might have feelings and hiting it might make it cry and hiting was never solutions to....
- "Yes, sir?"
- "Just take us there."
- "oh meant.... sorry Sir..."
Xyn - entry log
I've spending most of my time in the lab... not mush to do except watching my experiments. Kord has managed to
hurt himself once a day, at least and always finds his way here asking for medicine. The other came complaining
about his left elbow. I treated his right by mistake and he left cheerfully without even noticing it. It is noce
to have him around though. He manages to stay cheerfull and joyfull despite most of us having a tear in the
corner of our eyes. I know he is childish and my sensibiity urges me to slap him around everytime he comes here
behaving like a drama queen aching and acting hurt. But I know he does it to lighten up the mood. He does that
with everyone... and I can't help but enjoy it... Yes... It has been nice to spend time with him. I hope he
feels the same...
Karina is also a good friend but far too much a commando. I think she enjoys better the time spent kicking
Volk's butt at the fire range.
"All hands to the bridge!"
"All hands to the bridge!"
I left the lab in a hurry. Finally something was going to happen.
Karyna - entry log
Moving to the bridge after the messagesounded loudly I began hearing a clanking sound.
I couldn't believe my eyes...
Kord - entry log
I fell from the bed... the music was still playing in loop
"What's up kiddo? Bad dreams?"
"Funny Volk... The ship got out of FTL... I'm guessing they' be calling us soon."
"Way ahead of you... I've even made preparations."
"A mecha race to the bridge"
"Are you crazy, what if my father finds out???"
"He doesn't have to know... does he?!
All seemed so banal these days except for my time with Xyn. Better enjoy the day. The Nebulons might be there
"Let's do it"
Not soon after we met karyna staring at us in disbelief
"Are you crazy?"
-I asked him the same...
-"We're just having a race... the ship's entirely at our disposal... we thought we could have some fun."
-"I doubt your father would agree with that..."
-"I told him the same."
-"He doesn't have to know... does he?!
Karyna smirked and replied...
"Not if you give me a lift Volk!"
"Jump in... and make your self confortable"
It was a far faster and funnier trip then using the monorail transport elevators.
Marka - entry log
The crew assmbled within 10 minutes of the warning message. Still don't know why there were two mechas outside
the bridge but more pressing matters were of concern.
- Fellow commandos. We're going on an exploration mission. Nebulons aren't nearby and we think we might have
lost them. We bagin a new phase of our Ultima mission - to find allies or technology to help us restore freedom
- Xyn, you as lead scientist will command the operations on the ground. You will take Karyna, Volk and Kord with
you for protection and vehicle maneuvers. Should you find food.. bring for analysis... our storages are
depleting. Our scanners have spotted a few life forms but nothing significant. Tech and alies though being our
main goal, probably won't be found here... but Commander Wulf thinks we must start somewhere so, why not here?
Don't remove the helmets until atmosphere is reported safe.
The DOuble Axe will remain in orbit and you will use the gryphon to make landfall...
The designated team was ready in less then an hour. Something exciting was happening. The first time in two
weeks. Kord finally was officially piloting the famous BIG BIRD, the gryphon was one of his favourite crafts but
his flight test score was so high that he was appointed a WISP pilot. Now he'd have a chance to pilot the fabled
ship. Volk took his custom mecha for security reasons in the cargo bay and Xyn carried all kind of scientifical
stuff. Karyna only needed her ultra light riffle.
MArka - There they go... We'll soon lose contact with the atmosphere entry.
Wulf - I hope all goes we...
Marka - "What is it Twist?
- "Nebulon Destroyer just entered the sector out of nowhere!!!"
WULF - "Have they noticed us?"
Twist - "I don't think so sir..."
Then we still have a chance... Twist take the commands. We're landing the Double Axe on the other side of the
Twist - WHAAATT? We can't land it... It wasn't made to land... was it?"
WULF-" Emergency protocol.
Marka - Sir, are you sure... It was only tested in controlled environment..."
WULF - We can't run forever... Maybe this way we'll lose them once and for all. Grab on to your seats. We're
Marka - and the others?
Wulf - Once down there we'll join them. They will have to do without us for acouple of hours.
The three commandos put on their helmets and took a seat in the bridge and tightened up the belts.
The double Axe incline it's front towards the yellow planet. The temperature began to rise and some ship systems
began failing. Sub generators kicked in and the bridge turned red with emergency lights. The metal began complaining in a screeching manner and for a moment all seemed lost.
But then the redness gave room to a bright blue and the main screen showed a planet where yellow golden sand and
a clear blue sky met in perfection.
Twist -Sir, The ship's system are overheating, we have to shut down and...land for repairs?
Wulf - Is there time to reach the other side of the planet and the others?
Twist - If we don't land now, we crash, sir?
MArka - Sir?
Wulf - I hope they'll be alright
Kord - Hey guys, I'm getting no response from the Double Axe... Maybe the atmosphere is more dense then what we thought. Comm is out for the time being.
Karyna - Better stay on the mission. I'm sure we'll get through at any moment. Just find a good spot to land in the designated target area.
Kord - Ok, I'll land in that plain area in that small valley.
The gryphon makes a perfect landing.
Volk - Ok guys, I'm going outside and secure the area
Kord - sensors show no life forms...
Xyn . I'm sure it's safe to go out..
Volk here - area is secure. Atmo is breathable... Sort of like your socks Kord...
The team begins exploring the area.
Kord - Man, I'm bored here. Can I join you? I want to feel the sand under my feet.
Xyn . I guess there's no harm in that.
As soon as Kord leaves the ship however, the ground begins trembling and strange creatures rise from the ground. At the same time, similar creatures appear out of nowhere as if they were invisible and suddenly decided to manifest. Half robotic, half scorpion,six legged creatures assumed tactical positions and a menacing posture...
Volk - Do I begin shooting now?
Kord - I don't think that will do us much. We're surrounded.Karyna are these Bugs?
Karyna - If they are I have never seen the like of these...
Xyn- Kord, I'm afraid
Kord - So am I...
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