Galactic Ruins


Black Jacket
Sep 3, 2015
cyberia cafe
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The early hours within the Terranovan Union headquarters were no busier than usual, but today was an important day for the leaders of each planet enlisted within the Union. Deep within Mars' crust, below the city of Arkadia, they were deliberating.

"So, when are we gonna get to see our little test subjects?" The Empress of Venus asked the Chairwoman, who was in charge of leading the agenda's proceedings. "I'm sick of waiting. We need to take action already."

"Please, Empress... According to Aurelia, they've fulfilled their required training and the draft tests finished about a week ago. I think this will be the first time they'll all be meeting each other together."

"And? How many do we have?" Another chair inquired. "Was the process that rigorous that we weeded out half the applicants?"

"Well, when you want something done right the first time, there has to be adjustments to control for errors when we can..." The Chairwoman answered, steepling her fingers together. "But of the ones that passed so far, only four have responded to the invitation for today's council meeting."

"Four? Just four?" Cut in Earth's chair. "Tch... this ought to be good. We're basically resting the fate of our Solar System in the hands of four people at the moment... What are the other ones doing that they decided our correspondence wasn't worth their time?" He hissed in frustration while rubbing his temples.

"No idea as of yet, but if it makes you feel more assured, two of them are technically my subordinates. If I remember right from Aurelia's report, all four of them are right here on Mars. We'll see them later this morning once they get acquainted with each other and their commander." She began to go through holographic messages as she spoke.

"Great... what could possibly go wrong?"

[align=center][Text transmission for the players]​


AFTER passing through each round of the draft and completed your basic training, you have been summoned to the headquarters of the Terranovan Union, located 3 kilometers beneath Mars's surface where Arkadia is: only TU personnel have the clearance to enter, but two of your fellow Orion Squad members know how to access the pathway safely. They have been working for the Terranovan Union's branch on Mars for some time now, so they will be familiar with the regulations of the Unions. Once you meet with them together, you will be escorted to the meeting room to meet with your Commander. The council of planetary representatives for the Union will also meet with you to discuss the project's agenda.

PLEASE remember that the Orion Project is a top-secret project that is not known to the general public. As far as civilians will be aware of, your uniform will simply appear to belong to any low-clearance personnel of the Union. The insignia of the Orion Squad differs from the standard TU design just enough to indicate your level of clearance with higher-ranked personnel, but shouldn't draw any wandering eyes. Any information you gain must not be shared with anyone outside the Terranovan Union.

[Union Chairwoman & Martian High Council Leader Ziara Elmak]


In the outskirts of Arkadia, west of the Badlands...

"How long is it gonna take to wait for these chumps to show up? Did they even tell us how many we were supposed to wait for?" A young woman with black hair and strange-colored eyes asked her taller, one-eyed companion. She looked impatient and grumpy, holding her biker helmet loosely under her arm.

"Don't know. We were all given the same coordinates, so it's just a matter of time before they arrive. What does it matter to you? Were you up late again?" The horned cyclops replied without sympathy in her telepathic voice.

"Yeah, fixin' my bike 'cause the oil filter was clogged to fuck with this shitty red sand!" The shorter woman cursed, kicking at the dirt. "Couldn't get a wink of sleep anyway. Talking to fancy big-wigs isn't my thing."

"That's too bad. Suck it up."

"Son of a bitch, you're no help at all, you know that Pinky?"

"I do not offer sympathies to a criminal that stole the equipment she's going to use for the mission. I also prefer to keep the idle chat to a minimum."

"Wow. That's... harsh."[/align]
A young, medium build woman appeared from the distance, seemingly walking without any transportation. Spotting those two chatty individuals, the woman let out a deep sigh.

“Man, I thought I gotten the wrong information. That’s what I get for trying to squeeze in a quick match before getting here.” She mumbled to herself as she met up with two.

“Heya! Sorry for being late, I was caught up in something. I would’ve gotten here faster but I gotten into a bit of a pickle along the way, and truthfully, I got lost a bit too,” She explained. “Anyways, you can call me Mex! I assumed you two the ones part of the squad?”

Mex’s clothing was dirty, with few specks of blood on the end of her shoes and tons of dirt on her clothes—it seems to imply that she crashed her bike along the way. Each time she moved, dust would fling out.
An older looking redhead eyed the three group members and managed to just overhear their conversation. He snorted a laugh or two when he listened to the two bickering members. Nonetheless, he approached the group carefully despite knowing it was where he needed to be, holding up a hand and a peace sign that followed it. 

His face, untouched by his cybernetic parts, had a lighter skin tone in some patchy areas from what appeared to be healed burn wounds. He didn't look all too pleased to meet the trio, especially when they were all girls. He felt somewhat awkward and seemed to regret showing up but held up a forced smile, no doubt a sign of his cocky and arrogant demeanor.

"Hey there." the man finally spoke, his voice deep and rhythmic. "Now, before you all start fighting over me and my dashing good looks, the name's Erik, Erik Lebber."

Erik bowed his head slightly.

"Anyways, are you the group I'm supposed to meet up with? Yeesh... I didn't think it would be full of girls."
"Yeah, and I didn't ask a bucket of bolts for his opin-- Yowch!" The shorter one recoiled by having her ear pulled roughly. "Let go, Mioi!"

"Stop talking, idiot." Mioi said before glancing between Erik and Mex. "Pleased to meet you, mouth-breathing life forms. My name is Mioi. Please excuse my  coworker, she's one of those Venus junkheads who doesn't know how to converse properly." Digging into her pockets, she flipped open a badge briefly flashing her identification to show she was with the Union. "It's fairly early right now, so please don't concern yourselves with tardiness. It won't take long to get to the facility anyway." Mioi released her other hand. "Now you may identify yourself."

"Yeah yeah- name's Azumi." She grumbled before holding up her own badge, rubbing the side of her head with the other hand. "We're supposed to take you there ourselves so you can learn the route later. D'you think they'll hook us up with breakfast before the big meeting? I'm hungry."

"Most likely, I was told it would be a long morning. Did the both of you come here on foot?" Mioi asked the newcomers. "If not, it's no problem. My vehicle can hold a few people, Azumi can just follow behind us."
"I guess having someone drive me around isn't that bad. Heh, kinda makes me feel like a celebrity." Erik laughed. "But to answer your question, I flew here." Erik tapped his feet. "Rocket shoes. However, I rather not make a huge scene while we head to our location, giving it away. I think I'll stick with riding with Mioi since the smaller one has the biggest mouth. I'm scared she might bite my head off, haha!"

Gotta keep my boundaries with the small one... Erik sweated. She's about as tame as a firecracker... 
"My transportation got trash along the way." Mex chuckled. "So it'll be great if you can give us a ride!" She slapped Erik's back, hard, to showcase her excitement. "You got rocket shoes?! That's pretty amazing!"
"Impressive mode of transportation... Very well. My hovercar has more space than that motorbike of hers." Mioi took out a set of keys before pressing the button to summon the hovercraft from its original parking spot. "I will fill you in on today's agenda while we're at it." The doors automatically opened for the passengers to get into the backseats. "I'll await for any other members for a good 5 minutes before notifying headquarters."

"Yeah, I'll just follow you guys." Azumi cracked her knuckles and put on her neon-blue helmet before slinging a leg over her motorcycle, which despite its sleek up-to-date design, appeared too 'different' from the average model since she heavily modified it. "It'll look less obvious if you go with her anyway."
A man with serpent eyes and green hair, sends his report to his department head. After he checks if he got any orders.
Erik tumbled slightly when Mex slapped his back. It was obvious he wasn't exactly a strongly built man. He grumbled at Mex's action and stared at Mioi's hover car with a very interesting look in his eyes. He chuckled to himself and simply went inside the car, taking a seat in the back. A piece of him only hoped that Mex didn't sit next to him.

That lady can sure pack a punch... Better not piss her off.

"Anyways, Mioi was it? Any ideas as to what our mission might be? You and that Azumi chick seem to have a bit of knowledge about the situation. Well, let's see how much you know."
Mex jumped over the hovercar, landing next to Erik. "Oh? We have more people coming in?" Mex looked around, see any newcomers will show up. "I'm eager to jump into this mission already!"
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