Into Oblivion

Frontier Fever

As the ISPA returns to its state before Mandate control and other smaller nations return to normalcy two hundred years since the Mandate defeat, the Antian Empire goes on a completely different course.

With the ascension of Xylus, the political institutions of the Empire undergo severe reform. First under Emperor Theodat Kadwyn, government undergoes historic centralization as Antians realize Xylus will no longer come back to take the reins of the Empire when they need him. The Imperial Family are promoted as the successors of the Divine Rule of the past, and the duties and functions of the central government are expanded in the coming decades.

To counter ISPA influence, the Antian Empire establishes their own sphere of influence over the surrounding nations, including the Traxian Confederacy. Along with this, the Empire hopes to expand their power through border expansion.

Religious fervor and an adventuring spirit has taken hold of the Antian Empire, and with the Qzin slowly receding from the galaxy, the Divine Majesty has decided to officially begin a colonization effort into Qzin planets, which intelligence reports claim are uninhabited.

Preparation for the first colony has almost concluded, and the government is already picking the first settlers for the colony. The selection process is a secret as of now.

Since the Antians are the closest to former Qzin space, they have a unique opportunity for colonization which no other nation has, either they are too far from Qzin space or they do not have the resources or unity to pursue colonization.

Liberation of Never-Look-Back
Book the Third

The Grand Alliance Fleet launches a liberation of Never-Look-Back.

In order to clear the way for the 4th and 5th regiments of the Imperial Dragoons, a special unit composed of Imperial supercommandos and Imperial Dragoons led by Major Kroll and Sir Hem Kadwyn carry out an attack on a Mandate drone control base.

Arrival on Antia
Book the Second

Callus, Kade, and Kumis arrive on Antia.

They set up a homebase in a medium level hotel – they are now closer than ever to their goal of infiltrating the Antian Museum of Xenoarchaeology in order to recover an ancient artifact.

Kade and Kumis go whoring.

Callus tries to convince Kumis to give some of their funds to an investment broker.

Meatpacking Company Infiltration
Ahn'zt Mission

Callus, Kade, and Kumis carry out an Ahn’zt mission to infiltrate a meat packing company. It goes off without a hitch. A bunch of people die.

Book the Third - An Imperial Dawn

The Antian Empire isn’t given a chance to slip into chaos following the death of its purported God-Emperor Xylus. Duke Theodat Kadwyn, one of the only two people in the Empire to know of the real circumstances behind Xylus’ death, declares himself Emperor before all the nobles of the realm.

Emperor Theodat announces the creation of a Grand Alliance, consisting of the Antian Empire, the Traxos Trade Confederacy (with which a truce has been forged), the Sarkell Republic, Lucian Technocracy, and the Verger worlds to combat the Mandate threat.

Breaching the Sanctum
Book the Third - the Duke and the Knight

Theo and Hem infiltrate the Imperial Sanctum in an attempt to awaken Emperor Xylus. They are intercepted by Duke Holmstet at the very entrance to the Sanctum who has Tula executed and then proceeds to shatter the Imperial Orb – a large sphere containing Xylus’ life essence.

In the blaze of power that explodes out of the orb, Theo and Hem are given glimpses into Xylus’ mind, seeing glimpses of the Empire’s founding, the circumstances behind Xylus’ entry into the Orb, and Xylus’ ultimate descent into madness and destruction.

Theo and Hem kill Holmstet and his men immediately after, becoming the only two men to know what happened in the Imperial Sanctum.

Extraction from Gyrus II
Book the Second - The Warden and the Dwarf

Miryn reveals to the crew of the Survival First that she is a New Akanthan. Convincing them that others may have survived and would be tortured by the Mandate if found, Miryn asksthe crew of the Survival First to return to Gyrus II and try to recover any functioning stasis pods.

Callus, Kade, and Kumis arrive at Gyrus II and discover that the Mandates have created an entire outpost around the crashed frigate. They lure down a Mandate gunship, hijack it, and attack the outpost, seizing the functioning stasis pods from the Mandate and escaping.

Later on, the newly awoken New Akanthans leave ship when it next makes port, leaving behind their gratitude. And the promise of an eventual reward.

Coming Storm
Book the Third - the Duke and the Knight

With Tula secured, Theo and Hem plan out their next steps.

Meanwhile, deep within the Citadel – a highly fortified Antian military installation buried deep below the surface of the capital world of Antia, Lord Protector Holmstet holds an emergency meeting to discuss the Antian Empire’s next steps in the face of Mandate aggression.

Abandoned Base: Ahn'zt Mission
Book the Second - the Warden and the Dwarf

Kade and Kumis go on a mission to investigate an abandoned Mandate research facility on a jungle planet.

After Kumis presses some sort of button in the maintenance room, the group discover that the facility is filled with defense turrets. Yukio manages to destroy the turret that appears in the maintenance room.

They continue on, Kumis and Kade discover the power room, with two massive generators. The duo get them up and running, but then discover that they also activated the turrets through out the facility. THANKS NORG.

The whole group now head into the markets, where Kade risks her life as a distraction, so that Yukio and Kumis can get a shot on another turret they spot. This plan works, with Kade only suffering minor scars, the most noticeable being a scar along her cheek, from a grazed bullet.

Callus heads to the planet of Gyrus II at Corde’s behest where he recovers a stasis pod and wakes the individual within – Miryn Trochar, a citizen of New Akanthos, a nation located far beyond the verge worlds of the human diaspora.

The Chase
Book the Third - "The Duke and the Knight

Sir Hem receives the freed prisoner Tula Ly’alle, but after parking too close to a lift tube, thus allowing Tula to stage a hasty escape, chases Tula across two levels of the city before subduing her.


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