Tuesday, April 1, 2008

History of Terra Secundus 1

By the old earth reckoning the first to arrive on Terra Secundus were culled
from across our old home in about 500 AD these peoples of many races
and tongues were dropped either in mixed or pure groups across the planet
in what scientists of a later age refereed to as the great Alien Experiment.
Many new civilizations and religions fusion's and indeed new languages
arose. The next great arrival was during the years of the "Black Death" on
earth where whole villages disappeared but, not all the disappearances
were due to the sickness. This went on through the centuries as each new
time of crisis happened on old earth new arrivals would blend into the
populations of Terra Secundus. The last known arrival was a Soviet An-24
turboprop airliner that (landed?) in what is now the capital of FPPR in the
earth year 1964.......

.............end of part I............

Life on Terra Secundus

As many scientists later agreed, this planet was an experiment in the for
want of a better term "human condition". For here there was almost no
virile or bacteriological diseases. Indeed those that do exist are far less
debilitating and of far shorter duration then those of old earth, as if the
air and water here were deliberately purified with natural immunizing
agents.As a consequence of this the life span here is slightly longer than
on earth even today, not just for us humans but other earth life forms as
well. For example a life span of 25 years is not uncommon for a dog or
cat, this is ten years longer than their earth born counter parts.Many in
the scientific community believe this was engineered due to the smaller
population base that the aliens were working with. This natural
immunization cut infant mortality even in the early days to almost nothing
with a consequent rise in the population over night. This was all for the
good as the starting base was so small, and over the years as natural
disasters and wars took their toll.

This natural immunization had another unforeseen effect that we saw
in the Eugenics Wars conducted largely on the eastern continent of Europa.
There at the end of a 42 year long war science was perverted and many
mutations were created in the laboratories of the two rival power blocks.
These mutations soon proved to be uncontrollable and many were at
great cost destroyed but, others escaped to different remote areas on the
planet. These mutants now are known to occupy several islands in the
remote south seas and are left alone by mutual consent by the rest of the
planetary governments. This dark page in our history resulted in one of
the first planetary compacts on cloning and genetic manipulation forbidding
it's use in war or for profit. The New Kashmir Covenant has stood for the
last two centuries without any nation breaching it.

..........end part II............

Cultures of Terra Secundus

From the first known arrivals from what was then a Sub Roman Britain
and India, dropped side by side in the Sinpan region. To the last known
in the FPPR two centuries ago, the aliens seemed to delight in putting the
peoples of earth into mixtures that did not occur naturally. On of the most
strange of these was the populating of the Quazuzhang sub continent were
thousands supposedly lost from the Mongol Khans invasion of Japan
were rescued and held in stasis for centuries until African females from
earth could be obtained. The resulting Afro/Mongol/Korean culture was
added to by depositing Zulu's from the earth in E.Y. 1879, making for a
very proud war like people that because of their location turned into one
of Terra Secundus's earliest great sea and land powers. There are far too
many other cultures to list in this over view but, it is obvius to all earth
born that Terra Secundus is indeed unique.

...........end part III..............

Reunification Of Terra Secundus with Earth Humanity.

At the end of the Sol Campaign during the Kra'Vak war, a flotilla of UN
ships were in hot pursuit of a badly damaged Kra'Vak BDN.The pursuers
were shocked to see the damaged BDN suddenly set upon and destroyed
by waves of fighters and from missile and laser fire apparently coming from
satellites in high orbit over an uncharted planet, in a region of space
where no human should have been. The commander of the UN flotilla halted
and opened communications with these unknown fighter and other small
ships in the area. The language was both familiar and yet unintelligible to
all aboard the UN vessels. After several hours and much computer work
it was found that the "new people" spoke a language derived form several
old earth tongues with it's own evolution.After much trail and error it was
learned that scholars among these people had the old earth languages
Latin, Proto-German, Sanskrit, and Greek. Once this was determined
messages were sent via computer to the planet.The UN flotilla's coms
terminals were virtually flooded with messages of welcome and many other
well wishes and many questions. The commander of the flotilla sent a
priority message back to his headquarters requesting instructions and the
immediate dispatching of a diplomatic team


His Excellency said...

Having touched on the Eugenics
Wars on Europa the many mutations that were created in the
laboratories of the two rival
power blocks. Well all but 3
main types were eradicated. The
Cat like bipedal Kazin found
refuge on the southern most
islands and across the ice
flows. The Dog like bipedal
Vagnar found refuge in highlands and dense jungles of the
Narfreet peninsula. By far the
most numerous and technologically advanced and must human like are
the Kreeg mutants.Think of them
as somewhat akin to the ogres of ancient myth they are larger than normal humans and twice as strong with very tough hides.They are
not overly intelligent but they
are crafty, although somewhat
slower and less agile their strength more than compensates. These were the only mutants
allowed to remain in Europa on
the two large islands of Albion
off the northern coast. They
were allowed to remain largely
due to the fact that it would
have coast too many lives to
remove them, and they would
fight. So an Armistice was
reached by radio and an exclusion area around the Albion islands
that is maintained to this day
was established.

His Excellency said...

Templar Ground Forces Organization
The typical Brother Knight, in the public's mind, is a powered armor trooper, and indeed many brethren serve in that capacity. The Order also has a large and growing number of warships and assault transports, fighter squadrons, and combined arms ground forces and special operations teams. In addition to the regular brethren, many soldiers choose to serve short terms as confrere troops.

4xBanners (May be either Frater, Confrere, or mercenary. Mercenary banners are usually equipped to Confrere standards).
2xArmored Lances: 9xMBT

2xPowered Armor Lances: 9xAPC.
If Frater: 9xPA elements, 3xPowered LAD elements, 6xPA GMS/L elements.

If Confrere: 5xPA elements, 1xPA LAD element, 3xPA GML/L elements
Support Lance: 2xMBT (Commander and Executive Officer) 3xADS-V, 4xMortar.

1xSupport Banner (Most Support Banners are Confrere or mercenary).
2xArtillery Lances: 9xRAM Howitzers (Med Art), 1xCBS/V

1xEngineer Lance: 3xCEV, 6xAPC, 6 or 12 Powered Armor Engineer elements
1xADA Lance: 9xADS-V

1xAviation Lance: 3xRAH, 6xAH
Frater/Confrere/Mercenary breakdown: A battle may have any mixture of banners. Banners within a battle are usually homogenous. Independant banners may have any mixture of lances. Only independant lances mix Frater and Confrere vehicles within the same lance.


Frater Equipment (Destrier Series):
MBT Size 4, Armor 4R, FGP, Grav, MDC/5 (T), PDS/S, ECM/S, Stealth 1,
FiCon/S, Extra APSW
APC Size 4, Armor 4R, FGP, Grav, 2xPA Elements, GMS/H/S, ECM/S, Stealth 1

Mortar: Size 4, Armor 4R, FGP, Grav, Light Artillery, ECM/S, Stealth 1, 6 rounds (3 built into artillery cost, 3 additional)
ADS-V: Size 4, Armor 4R, FGP, Grav, ADS/S

Confrere Equipment (Charger Series)

MBT Size 3, Armor 3R, FGP, Grav, MDC/4 (T), PDS/E, ECM/S, Stealth 1, FiCon/S
APC Size 4, Armor 3R, FGP, Grav, 1xPA Element, GMS/H Sup, ECM/S, Stealth 1

Mortar: Size 3, Armor 3R, FGP, Grav, Light Artillery, ECM/S, Stealth 1, 5 rounds
ADS-V Size 3, Armor 3R, FGP, Grav, ADS/E

His Excellency said...

Histories compiled by Mac Stor Iel Talloc
Chief Historian to His Majesty

From our beginnings prior to what the lesser humans term
the "Eugenics Wars" and we call the "Great Summoning",
our history has always encompassed struggle.

Our Birth:

The first Kreeg was "made" in Euro-Dyne Labs 12
years before the first shots of the Central Euro War.
The Western Central Republic fielded it's first full
battalions within 5 years of that. It was the knowledge
of the WCR fielding of it's last battalions where it
reached over 300 in total, that the SurYumi Kingdom
and it's Satellites launched it's attack. This led to 42
years of war and the devastation of most of Europa.

Betrayal and Founding:

The first enhanced designed biological warriors came
in four standard classes. All were designed for a
specific military propose and were assingned a class
name for ease of use.

Kyle Mk I (Male 6'3" 215 lbs) 5 marks this line*
(Military Operational Planning/Command Specialist)
The Kyle was planned to be the standard platoon and
squad leader model for EDBW platoons and squads.
Mentally optimized for leadership and tactical planning
on small scale operations......(The ability to learn soon
enabled this model to progress far beyond that level.)

Rachel Mk I (Female 6'1" 120lbs) 8 marks this line*
( Espionage Covert Operation/Assassination Specialist)
The Rachel was designed as both a deep cover operative
and a tactical scout.The deep cover operative also had
training as a sexual companion in order to infiltrate the
enemy's command and political structure. In fact several
became the mistresses of quite high ranking members of
the SurYumi Kingdom command and nobility before those
were assassinated. This Mark was instrumental in our
future development, as we shall see later.......

Edward Mk I (Male 6'2" 210lbs) 12 marks this line*
(Driver/Pilot/Navigator/Computer Opreations) this
mark was designed and then trained to serve as the
primary driver for fast military vehicles and as pilots for
attack aircraft.This mark is notable for it's enhanced
hand eye coordination and G-stress bodies. They also
serve as the first officer aboard our warships under the
overall command of a Kyle Mk. this set up is also
found in our army mechanized units:detailed below.

Ester Mk I (Female 6'10' 230lbs) 12 marks this line*
(Standard Field Medic and Field Technician/Mechanic) this
model was designed and then trained to serve in various
military specialties i.e, field and surgical medic, motor pool,
demolition,engineer, and a host of others requiring some level
of sophistication that would be well above the abilities of
the GRUNT yet below that of Kyle or Rachel.This mark was
also produced in quite high numbers.

Guther aka "GRUNT" Mk I (Male 7' 8" 312lbs) 21 maks*
(Standard Field Trooper with mission modifications) this
EDBW model is what most of the lesser humans think of
and fear when the word Greeg is mentioned. This mark was
of course produced in the many thousands. The Guther has
been in the fore front of every battle fought durring the war
and is still the back bone of our military. Very steady under
fire and exceptionally loyal to their commanders.

Our race was created to sever with single minded loyalty
to the former government of this land. We were designed to
be incapable of self reproduction, this was a designed safe
guard to insure we would not develop into a threat to the
WCR. The lessor humans forgot about the unique healing
properties of our planet, as it turned out not only were we
fertile but very much so. The first bith was between a MkIII
Ester model and a Mk V Guther at Lindum army barracks
two years into the war. Mika the Ester MkIII's given name
gave birth to 3 children in that one pregnancy. It was later
found that multiple births were the norm for most Esters.
The WCR command structure had at first no idea how to
deal with this issue as it was totally unforeseen. So it was
left to local commander's discretion how to handle it, some
units allowed marriage others made it illegal others made it
subject to disciplinary action and even execution.The various
methods used caused far more harm than one unified
approach would have due to the loyalty that was engineered
into our psyche, also unforeseen was the fact of individual
personalities were developing within us all.The final nail came
after many battles and numerous sacrifices to our former
masters. A Kyle Mk IV and a Rachel Mk VII uncovered
a top secret human WCR command eyes only memo that
revealed a plan to poison all EDBW food supplies as soon
as hostilites with the SurYumi were concluded. In the
memo the WCR Genetic Scientists discovered that they
may have engineered us too well. They found that we would
have double the lessor human life span, and with the fact that
we could out breed standard humans felt we should be
eliminated. The Rachel Mk VII (Lisa) had just returned from
a covert operation behind enemy lines and had learned that
SurYumi had similar plans for their Mutant troops.

The Liberation:

The Kyle Mk IV (Richard) located as he was at the WRC
High Command Headquarters was in position to recruit
other Kyles and Rachels into his plan to strike back before
our extinction. In a years time his conspiracy had reached
every battalion and through the good work of several
Rachel Mk s in deep cover had also established contacts
with mutants types under SurYumi command. On the 36th
year of the war agreement was reached with the Kazin
and Vagnar to at a signal all would turn there guns on their
former masters. The war ebbed and flowed until the 37th
year where a massive WCR offensive drove into the hart
of SurYumi territory then the signal was sent. Greeg, Kazin.
and Vagnar units turned there weapons on their human
commanders and turnned back on their territories and swept
away all their governments. The Kazin and Vagnar captured
aircraft and departed to under populated areas of the southern
hemisphere. The Kreeg were immediately under siege by a
planet wide collation of lesser humans.After five more years of
war a treaty was negotiated where the Greeg nation was
established on the Islands of Albion.

End Chapter I