Burning Ember One Afternoon We find ourselves in a mining town, the area is red and dusty. There’s very little signs of water with two suns hanging in the air, one blue half the size of the other white star; they sit in the horizon slowly disappearing behind to show a blue moon casting long shadows across the scene. In the distance is a scooter, speeding towards the town. Two people get off and walk their way inside. Shots can be heard and flashes of light come from the windows, complete silence. The two run out and jump back on the scooter, and leave but get thrown back by a red pulse across the entrance and fall into a heap. Light appears to the left as a battle suit appears and applies a second pulse to the two bandits. History Humanity is in the age of mining resources, also known as the “Dig Era” where teams go out and gather resources to develop better research and manufacturing technologies, each broken up into teams to develop and refine to legendary status. This has past the “Explore Era” and the “Expansion Era” where finding class M planets to inhabit and for larger cities to encompass worlds. People live and die within cities and strict population controls exist to maintain a sustainable level of city life which also means that no new development is needed, also known as ration 1;1 living and Galaxic Credits are the currency although resource exchange still occurs on some planets. Therefore, there are older areas that have relics (spaceships, villages, abandoned cities) that are from the explore and expansion era, locations that have succumbed to the hydrazine gas that envelops planets rich in resources that the The Puna Viisi left to make planets uninhabitable to only the Yhdeksan Xeno. Government A relic of the formed governments of the past, the emergence of the User Council has developed a standard of care and protection for users. There are no elections or political infighting as all services and resource management is provided equally to all planets under the protection of the User Council. This has provided a relative haven for citizens. There are however some limited resources that get allocated to key planets. Travel Citizens can travel by foot, vehicle, glider or via the dimly lit TransNet corridor which is a pocket of hyperspace that allows you to travel vast distances via gateways scattered across the universe. Also as a side effect of using these is that it transforms the user into a black round sphere with white circular lines, but no harm has so far come to the users. Glider The more conventional glider has come along way with the adaptation of a loader that propels users high into the air allowing them to travel further. The Puna Viisi They were the opposing forces of the users, defeated in a war during the Expansion era, there are rumored to be some legacy forces but according to the User Council, they have all been eliminated and pose no threat, other than the Yhdeksan. Yhdeksan Xeno Traveling along the hulls of transports, the xeno have been able to ‘spread like rabbits’ across the universe and because of their ability to adapt to the host planet, evolve into the dominant and aggressive lifeform, more aggressive than the Puna Viisi according to the User Council. The Visitor We open up to a scene of a clean white room, our character is dressed in white infact appears to have no body. We can move around the room and see a bollard rise from the floor to reveal a pad. the visitor presses on the pad to reveal a character creation scene. Once completed we motion out the door to a white lit hallway, at one end is a blinking blue light that indicates to be pressed. Above the door is the words emergency drop pod, to be used in emergencies. The visitor presses on the button and steps inside the pod. It shakes and spins uncontrollably, infact it's not safe at all. it crashes out and the screen goes blank then extreme white to reveal the visitor has arrived at a random location with nothing located in sight except a tall spire far in the distance, a gun is on the ground in front. the visitor picks it up and is shown how to equip it. The journey begins.