Posts by Spartan Franco

Halberd Beach

Posted by on Oct 15, 2013

Halberd Beach

The great flat barge shook as another thunderous enemy salvo straddled it. Armour plates shredded as one projectile clipped its port side. The remainder hammered into the seabed, sending up great pillars of water and sand which splashed down on the barge, its cargo and labouring tugboats pushing it shoreward. Drenched by the backwash, her ears ringing from the blasts, Captain Maria Devizes of 30th Royal Tank Regiment and commander of the MkII Tank Trumpeter raised her head cautiously over the edge of her command cupola once again. For all the dangers involved, she always left as many hatches...

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Business is Business

Posted by on Oct 15, 2013

Business is Business

The bows of the great Governor-Class Battleship Sea Guardian cut through the waters of the southern Indian Ocean like a sword blade. Black smoke plumed from its cluster of funnels into the cloud-swept blue skies as the impressive East India Merchant Company warship forged southwards, surrounded by a small flotilla – three Cruisers, a converted Merchant Carrier and several swift Destroyers. The reassuring bulk of the Company airship Captain Greaves loomed above the flotilla, along with the waspish forms of several flights of Sea Shrike fighter aeroplanes based on the rebuilt Merchant...

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Works Raptor

Posted by on Aug 9, 2013

Works Raptor

Even among the ruthless corporations of the Directorate, one company in particular has an infamous reputation. That company is Works Raptor, one of the ruling triumvirate of economic hyperpowers that govern the Directorate. Although the smallest of these powers, it is easily the most frightening. While other corporations, including its rivals in the Directorate, have diverse concerns, Works Raptor’s every product is designed for one purpose and one purpose alone – to kill. It is a weapons manufacturer, a merchant of death, commanding some of the most sophisticated and destructive...

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Hawker Industries

Posted by on Aug 9, 2013

Hawker Industries

The honourable Hawker Industries is one of the best-known of the Terran Alliance’s great corporations. It was once one of the largest industrial and commercial concerns in human space, dwarfing even the great corporate powers that would become the Directorate. Hawker was virtually synonymous with early human exploration of what would become the Terran Hub. Hawker-designed long-range colony ships carried tens of millions of colonists and soldiers on those first voyages of exploration and settlement. Hawker’s engineers also had a hand in establishing the Satellite Charter’s crucial...

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Sucker Punch!

Posted by on Feb 20, 2013

Sucker Punch!

There are few places in the Dystopian world that have not felt the touch of war. This is especially evident when the Covenant of Antarctica’s forces are involved, with the ability to traverse vast distances by the power of trans-location, and a network of hidden military bases spanning the globe. One of the Covenant’s main objectives in the World War is to halt the development of dangerous technologies by nations searching for the ultimate weapons to turn upon their enemies. One of the most dangerous individuals reviled by leaders of the Covenant is Markov, traitor to the Covenant and now...

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