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  1. The New Universes Project: Eine Neue Reise Beginnt
    Season 4 - Episode 1: Alone in the Cold
    December 23nd 4566 Midday
    Narrated by Haruka Sumimori

     

    We had managed to stabilize the ship and take some time for those crew who were non-essential to take a break while the others worked on repairs. The next morning I gathered together a group to take some of the team out so we can go and explore an unexplored part of Rema which the local governments tend to avoid due to encounters with the local creatures not being safe. It is thought that they are living mechanical life forms; I guess we will see what we find. At least this is a less tactically driven mission for once...

  2. atsumari 21st Feb 2021 [8:25 PM]

    <START SIM>
    Given time to finally explore Rema without a gun to her head Haru decided to head down to the planet before the mission to get a look at the city. Now that they also had favorable relations with the government it also meant the populous wouldn't attack them; she hoped... Given that such a thing was not 100 percent certain she kept her sidearm with her. Haru had somehow managed to make Mira join her after reading the girl's file; taking command of this starship or rather being appointed to run it by Erin meant the crew was her responsibility... She felt that giving Mira human contact would be helpful... outside of just the crew. Mira invited the two people she trusted to come along; it may have seemed like a date to them but for her she just wanted to have an excuse to hide behind someone and be her normal lewd self; hiding her shyness and fear of large crowds behind normality. Not knowing the level of mental anguish this was causing her companion Haru also sent out sort of a... whoever is interested invite to members of the crew wondering who would show up.
     

    Tugar
    Ayasha came off shift the worst was over and the humdrum of patients getting better was the worst of it now. She had pulled a double shift and  after a short nap and shower was bored. Not much to do on the ship. She headed for the bridge. Maybe a glance at the city such as it was would help.

     

    atsumari
    As she was headed to the bridge she would get the invite; that was sort of addressed... to the crew in general from the acting captain.

     

    Tugar
    Nik was cleaning up a bit of maintenance.  He heard the VX ping from Haru and accepted the invitation. He packed his own gear in the pattern buffer, sidearm under a simple vest and headed for the bridge.

     

    Jack Pine
    Kessler and Jack would arrive, both dressed in their usual leather jacket and jeans sense of fashion. Both with a casual grin on their face as they arrived, soon giving everyone greeting smile and wave.

    "Been a while since I've been out on any town, thank you for the invitation. Of course I had to drag gramps along for the trip." Jack said in greetings as he pointed a thumb towards kess at the last part.

    "Oh bite me, you used to look far older then I did. Hello Mira, it's good to see you doing well, and I hope the treatments have helped. I wanted to come visit, but they've been working me to the bone." Came the ex-freight captains reply.

     

    Tugar
    Ayasha met Nik as he approached the bridge. "What's going on?" Ayasha asked.

     

    atsumari
    "Besides I invited her first... so you didn't drag him along..." Mira said to Jack sticking out her tongue childishly.  "I'd understand why... I mean you are the only qualified pilot left wince the twins left and Layton was promoted lest they want me flying people around... I guess they figure I am more useful on the bridge operating the 3d map screen no one else on ship knows how to operate." Mira added smirking. "I hardly have had time to draw pictures of Tim doing naughty things to alien girls..." Haru rubbed the back of her head. "As fun as it is talking about each others age and sex with space monsters is.... is this really the place to rip on age or... um... talk about tentacle monster rape..." Mira grinned "yes; it is the time and the place... were on a floating catwalk in the sky next to an elevator right outside of our ship... nothing in the manual dictates we cant talk about such things on said catwalk..." Her eyes lit up as she said that staring at Haru in an almost obnoxious fashion.

     

    Tugar
    "Maybe I don't really want to know." Ayasha added.

     

    atsumari
    "We're llivin'... dear" Haru said to Ayasha.

     

    Tugar
    Sending commands to her VX, Ayasha changed into khaki pants and a pink windbreaker. "Just so we don't look like an errant gang" Nodding her head at Jack and Kessler.

     

    atsumari
    "Oh; everyone would totally know we are not... when you have her ina  summer dress and me in my typical what most would assume is some college uniform..." Haru said shurgging "gangsters don't usually rock a blue sweater vest..."
    "Robbing people in this dress wouldn't go well..." Mira said as the elevator arrived and opened allowing entry into it.

     

    Jack Pine
    "Most gangs I knew of were a lot more like from the setting you guys call Mad Max. This is just kinda normal fashion for us." Kessler said looking to Jack, then at their attire.

    Jack chuckled, "That sounds cool, ours were dudes in surplus gear and trench coats."

     

    Tugar
    Nik chuckled a little at the suggestion. "I think it has more to do with our skillset than dress."

     

    atsumari
    "I'm the most harmless out of  you all..." Mira suggested.

     

    Jack Pine
    Kessler grinned, "Can't help you're the cutest ray of sunshine too. We're all dressed for colder, and here you are embodying summer." Such a flirtatious comment got an eye roll from his friend.

     

    atsumari
    "She looks like shes fifteen..." Haru zinged back not meaning disrespect... the young were typically associated with beauty.

     

    Tugar
    Ayasha knew the history but kept quiet.

     

    atsumari
    Haru entered the elevator and set it to go down. "All aboard... next stop... the end times."

     

    Tugar
    Nik piped up. "Are we actually going or standing around talking?"

     

    atsumari
    Mira entered next given Nik's note; they had been standing here forever.

     

    Jack Pine
    Jack offered Haru his hand as Kess wasted no time in following. "Right right, apologies good doctor.", He said as he stepped in.

     

    atsumari
    Haru rolled her eyes at the doctor term being used. She knew Nik's background and technically she had enough experience to be one but given her lack of a doctoral degree she lacked that qualification even if she trumped half the people in the alchemy commission  on advanced gem knowledge. At least those who were not of the level of Scott or Owain.

     

    atsumari
    Haru takes his hand and then closes the door as the lift starts to move going down on its invisible track down.
    "If you had a fear of highets this place would totally make you shit yourself." Mira commented noticing the rather open, grated nature of this elevator; you could see the outside... through it.
     

    Jack Pine
    "It's odd how advanced yet retro this place is, like a steam punk novel." Came Jack's comment as he looked the cage over in awe a bit. Kessler looked at it too but only nodded, "oddly reminds me of home."

     

    Tugar
    Nik offered, "Different planets progress technology at nonlinear rates. Not every planet needs every tech. Necessity is the mother of invention."

     

    atsumari
    "Totally something I should make some funness in.... heh..." Mira said pulling her tablet out of a small purse that should not have held something that large and snapping a picture with it. The elevator continues to move. Haru then says. "It is powered by a gem of sorts."
    The elevator eventually arrives. There were two Advocate guards there. Upon the groups arrival the advocates just let them through. Seems like they were more there so that people dont try to get onto their ship.

     

    Jack Pine
    As the group stepped out into area, Jack and Kess looked around at all the architecture and such. Neither had actually gotten to see either yet since their arrival. "Feels like I just stepped through the looking glass." Came the reply of one, before the other nodded in agreement.

     

    atsumari
    "Considering this is unexplored space it is not too far fetched you both would feel that way given you know... your not being from here..." Haru pointed out shrugging. "I mean this sector of space could be more like your home... nobody actually knows... heh..."

     

    Tugar
    Ayasha quipped. "I just hope they discovered fermentation."

     

    Jack Pine
    "well unless it's an expansive dessert with fighter planes and castles. That's a hard match up." Kessler said with a rub of his neck, feeling really out of place here.

    Jack simply rubbed Haru's hand, "Yeah, they do have the weird mix of ages going at least. Probably the most familiar part really, and I agree with Ayasha. A drink does sound nice after everything going on of late."

     

    atsumari
    "You forget we are in a barren space wasteland littered with death monsters that eat everything they encounter... this planet is the only vestige of hope in this sector... at least that anyone we have encountered on this planet knows of..." Haru said. Mira tilted her head saying "There was the planet Ceres and I were on but it was in the process of being fucked when I left... As far as where I was... Well drifting through space for awhile... You would have to ask my little ship's computer..." Jack noticed Haru was surprisingly warm.

    One of the advocates points to a building with a language they did not understand over it. "You need alcohol from the sounds of it..." it was on the first level o fa building that seemed to be either a hotel or an apartment building of sorts.
    The building looked like it had been through hell on the outside.

     

    Tugar
    "Then let's hope reinforcements come sooner, rather then later." Nik offered. Looking at the building he took the language and scanned the database for similarities.

     

    atsumari
    After attempting to translate it the words came out to a mixture of languages... that amounted to drinking parlor - game establishment - mixed hostel - private rented temporary dwellings.

     

    Tugar
    Nik offered, "Let mingle with the natives. If any place offers hospitality, this should be a good start."
    He walked in that direction, leading the group there.

     

    atsumari
    Mira followed but turned her attention to her tablet keeping one eye on ensuring she didnt run into something and the other on her screen. Haru let Jack to the place.

     

    Tugar
    Ayasha offers, "Um...did anyone bring any credits?"

     

    Jack Pine
    "I uh....only have our currency. I guess they don't have an exchange here?", Jack asked.

     

    atsumari
    As they get to the entryway a guy there puts out his hand. Mira looks at him confused. "cover?"  "So you pay to get in?" "Ye..." "Oh... We're not from around here... heh.." "MMM... u's wit that space lot?" He... asked and noticed Haru. "yep I 'member..." The man signals them to stop but goes inside the building and comes back out with a guy in a suit. "Neak here tells me that you folks are with the group that saved city from the corporate overloads and made our business more profitable... I take you would like to use the services of our establishment?"

     

    Tugar
    "We can't turn them down now. That would just be rude." Ayasha siad.

     

    atsumari
    "Come with  me" The man in the suit said. he took the group in the building and to a desk that was gated off by bars with a small set of windows. "Need to get these six comp cards and accommodations." The person behind the window nods " Yes sir Mr. Lang.  Individual rooms of reach of you or?" The cashier asked.

     

    Jack Pine
    "I don't mind if we pair up, if you guys are okay with it.", Jack said looking to the others, then to Haru with a smile. Kessler tapped his chin before looking to Mira, "What do you say? Want to pair tonight?"

     

    atsumari
    Mira looked over at Nik seeming to want to know his thoughts first before deciding on her own. Haru nodded. " Couples... I mean if thats fine with folks..."

     

    Tugar
    "You guys do what you want. I need a drink and some dance floor." Ayasha said.

     

    atsumari
    Mira nodded. "Okay..." The cashier printed access cards for them that also apparently contained money so they could order food, play games and drink. In effect casino credit.

     

    Jack Pine
    Once the boys had gotten their cards, they considered what to do first. "How much is on these cards?", Jack asked, hoping to know their finances with this gift.
     

    atsumari
    "unlimited. everything is on the house; didn't you hear the owner... comp... your visit is courtesy of the house." the cashier said.
    <PAUSE>

     

    ♡ ♪ Haru ♪ ♡ (atsumari) 1st March 2021 4:50 PM

    <START SIM>
    Maki had once again taken up her post at the elevator since people were using it again. "Elevator girl make elevator go up... and down..." she mumbled to herself; it was better than doing nothing though. She didnt exactly understand this place's VR tech or much else and there was little for her and Ryu to do; since she followed him around and he in turn mostly did the same if he was not doing something there was little for her to do. She wondered if she should pick up a hobby in this place given that there was very little possibility she and Ryuji would ever leave this place at this juncture. 

    The resort being next to where the ship drop off from the elevator was quite useful; it made the crew's ease of access to the place simple and impossible to get lost even if they sent one of Ceci's tachkoma's blinded due to its visual sensors being turned off; the four legged homicidal robot could find its way.

    Haru by this point was testing the waters of the planet's drink selection sitting at bar as one of the bartenders was given Mira a bad time with her childlike appearance. he would not serve her; the tiny girl was rather pissed off by the claims she was not of age.

     

    aqace100
    Scott comes out of the bunker with Ceci, trying to see what's going on.

     

    Aidan
    Nik was more or less keeping an eye on the group. He did have the bartender get him a glass of something that was supposed to be top shelf liquor. It wasn't bad, but he'd had far better. Ayasha in the meantime, had already had a couple of shots of something and was on the dance floor. The beat was interesting, though the music was less than familiar.

     

    SlimJimTim
    Tim stops at the bar and socializes with the crew members while placing a order with the bartender.

     

    ♡ ♪ Haru ♪ ♡
    Ceci noticing most of the crew going to this casino... place... dragged her father along since he left his bunker. She had never experienced gambling and if guards got in her was they would regret the day they attempted to stop the child fembot from experiencing gambling and drinking.

     

    ♡ ♪ Haru ♪ ♡
    As the elevator reaches the ground level Ceci heads off to the casino. Maki voices what everyone would probably be thinking at that point "Isn't that a bad idea letting her roam like that?"

     

    aqace100
    Scott turns to Maki and says the worst thing possible(sending murphy a gilded invitation) "Whats the worst that can happen?"

     

    ♡ ♪ Haru ♪ ♡
    "Um... can't her left wrist shoot plasma fires...." Maki comments not knowing much beyond that of the technical-ness that is the android girl. She was after all still an idiot when it came to this  galaxies technology.

     

    Tory Trace
    Tory joined the group going into the casino. Given that they are particularly strict on security he had to leave EVA behind. Something about that felt a bit strange and half empty without his AI with him. He was standing close to the group with Scott and Maki.  "could she literally throw people around?" Tory suggested quietly to Maki and Scott.

     

    SlimJimTim
    After a few moments Tim finds a slot machine and takes a chance not being much of a gambler but not passing on the opportunity.

     

    aqace100
    Scott responds, "Well I consider her a harmless little girl."

     

    ♡ ♪ Haru ♪ ♡
    Maki looks back at Ryuji.

     

    Aidan
    Nik walks by, "If she kills someone, are you just going to shrug" He says to Scott.

     

    aqace100
    Scott considers it for a minute and just shrugs saying, "probably."

     

    ♡ ♪ Haru ♪ ♡
    Ceci comes over to the bar. The bartender looks confused; seeing that Ceci looks like a six year old. "God damn it; who keeps letting children in here..." "I'm not a kid you bastard..." Mira replied to him again.

     

    Aidan
    "You're a shitty parent" He replies to Scott.

     

    aqace100
    Scott shrugs.

     

    SlimJimTim
    Tim walks back over to the bar. "Bartender, another drink please?"

     

    Aidan
    Nik walks over to Mira. "problem?"

     

    ♡ ♪ Haru ♪ ♡
    The bartender serves him. Mira glares. "The fuck" She looks over Nik. "Guy says he wont serve me..."

     

    Tory Trace
    Tory leans closely to Scott and Maki. "You know, I probably would find it humorous how she's being treated if she wasn't so armed," he said with a chuckle.

     

    Aidan
    He asks what she wants. When the bartender delivers it, he hands it to Mira when he looks away.
    As the music changed to something slower, Ayasha bellied up to the bar, panting slightly, her skin hot from the dance floor. She waited her turn for a drink.

     

    ♡ ♪ Haru ♪ ♡
    Mira mumbles but takes the drink. She then goes over to the table occupied by group members. "Yay for being treated like a child... sometimes not looking your age and not having a huge rack... get annoying; it may be hard to hold but at least people dont tell you your a fucking teenager..." Mira whines.

     

    SlimJimTim
    Tim stands near the edge of the bar near the crew members enjoying the nightlifeness of the casino.

     

    Aidan
    Ayasha laughs a bit at her plight. "Well, since I am training to be a doctor, I can actually help you with both of those. A bit of work with a dermal regenerator will make you look older. Do you want a huge rack? These can be more trouble than they are worth sometimes." Ayasha says using a hand to move her ample rack a bit in a gesture.

     

    ♡ ♪ Haru ♪ ♡
    "Eh... Do I want bigger boobs... no; im just saying it would help... and do I want a different body; like umm... I had cloning guys talk to me about that; why would I be giving myself injections of nanomachines to keep me from dying if I wanted a different body..." Mira said.

     

    SlimJimTim
    Tim drinks a sip and laughs. "Well get the bigger boobs then Mira."

     

    Aidan
    "True. We could give you Holo-boobs!" Ayasha quipped.

     

    ♡ ♪ Haru ♪ ♡
    "I could seriously just put myself in a box and walk around as hologirl if I wanted to do that... Remember... I can hook into computers folks..." She stuck out her tongue. Haru joins the people at the table. "Finally got someone to get you a drink... took you long enough..."

     

    SlimJimTim
    Tim steps from the edge of the bar and finds a spot at the table to sit at.

     

    Aidan
    Ayasha downed the rest of her drink. The tempo in the dance floor changed again to something fast as she headed that way.

     

    ♤Oscar♤
    Oscar walks over to the counter from the corner, greeting everyone.
    "Hey fellas' I thought of joining in as well.. I hope no one minds.."
    Oscar says a bit shyly, rubbing the back of his head as he looks away slightly.

     

    SlimJimTim
    Tim waves at Oscar.

     

    ♡ ♪ Haru ♪ ♡
    "No one would mind; you are part of our group aren't you..." Haru said to him as he joined them.

     

    ♤Oscar♤
    "Yeah...I guess so.."
    Oscar replies vaguely.
    "I don't have memories of anyone from my past before getting tossed in the void.. And sometimes I feel like I just don't deserve to be with great people like you guys, I'll end up fucking up something eventually.."
    He sighs and raises his hand to order a drink.

     

    Aidan
    Nik smiled. "Someone has to. At least you aren't offering to glass a planet."

     

    SlimJimTim
    Tim looks at his glass empty. "Order another for me would ya Oscar."

     

    ♤Oscar♤
    "Sure thing."
    Oscar gives a short reply to Tim, then looks at the bartender.
    "An Irish Coffee for me and another drink for that Tim over there, it's on me."

     

    SlimJimTim
    Tim raises his empty glass. "Cheers."

     

    ♡ ♪ Haru ♪ ♡ 1st March 2021 6:12 PM
    <END SIM>

  3. STR=11
    DEX=13
    CON=8
    INT=14
    WIS=16
    CHA=18

    Ranged Combat - 0
    Close Combat - 0
    Martial Arts (None) - 0
    Leadership - 4 4
    Starship Engineering - 0
    Civil Engineering - 0
    Equipment Repair - 2 2
    Information Systems - 10 23
    Intelligence Gathering - 5 6
    Domestic Skills - 6 8
    Survivalism - 0
    Medicine - 4 4
    Research/Innovation - 10 23
    Piloting - 5 6
    Diplomacy - 4 4
    Bio-mechanic Mastery - 8 14 
    Gem Concentration - 8 14
    Gem Specialization (Mixture) - 8 14
    EU Mastery - 0
    Summoning - 10
    Summoning II - 10 50
    Atsikai Affinity - 8 14
    Partner Affinity - 8 14
    Psi Energy - 0
    Ki Energy - 0

    200

     

  4. ♡ ♪ Haru ♪ ♡02/06/2021 [5:15 PM]
    <START SIM>
    Since repairs were not really her area of specialty and the gem equipment on the ship was effectively protected by its own safety functions there was not much for Haru to do at this point. She had went off on her own tasks and by this point had done some research into this planet; finding an area where others tended not to venture. One of the few un-urbanized parts of the world. Previous reports she found described mechanical yet organic creatures powered by gems; if you could call that what it was. They were alive but seemed to live off of gems embedded inside of them. Since there was not much effective use of leaving this planet Haru figured she would gather a team together to see who was interested in figuring out more about these beings and this place. She sent a request out to anyone who would be qualified for such a thing.
     

    Aidan
    Aidan was little more than a gopher for parts other than the half meter of upcoming paperwork for the accident. It felt good to be a bit sore.
     

    Jack Pine
    Jack rubbed his face at the mess they had landed in, reading over the datapad he had kept on him at what little information he could gleam from it.

     

    Aya (Chan)
    Chan looks around. Then uploads some data from her omni tool to her ship.
    AI Serena: Thanks.

     

    ♡ ♪ Haru ♪ ♡
    The AI of her ship was easily able to glean that the ships internal circuitry was highly fucked. That was the only way to describe the level of damage that happened; this was high voltage hell.

     

    Aidan
    Nik saw the message and read it. Replying to Haru, he asked for the meeting place and signed off on the repair list. He was after all a science officer though he doubled in other areas.

     

    Aya (Chan)
    Chan: Serena can you get the Guardian repair to work on this ship?
    AI Serena: that's tampering with someone else's ship and illegal.
    Chan: And when did that stop you?
    AI Serena: Never.

     

    ♡ ♪ Haru ♪ ♡
    Haru replied to those who accepted security detail assignments, science or support assignments for her mission having them meet on the shuttle bay conference room normally just reserved for team one but since it has its own power and systems everything in it was not toast so it would be a good place to discuss things and plus since they would be using a shuttle to head out it would serve the purpose of being close to their destination.

     

    Aya (Chan)
    Ship circuitry has slowly started to repair, drive integrity slowly rising.

     

    Aidan
    Nik thought about bringing Carmella but didn't think it would be low profile. He loaded up the pattern buffer in his small pack with useful items. Weapons, sword, and large medikit. He didn't really need power armor but just in case had a type 2 loaded. Slipping a tricorder and metal multi-tool, he haded to the conference room in the shuttle bay.

     

    Jack Pine
    The team one commander wasn't one to stand around, and decided to move to the nearest mess. Helping others clear debris from the damage, and move injured out of the way as needed.

     

    Aya (Chan)
    Chan: Can you hurry up? I don't remember it being so slow?

    AI Serena: The bottleneck is the docking plug and other things I'm doing...

    Chan: Hurry up.

     

    Aidan
    Nik arrived in the conference room first. He popped his pack in the corner. Wearing simple jeans, a sweatshirt, and a thin windbreaker, he took his seat, working on the tricorder functions.

     

    Aya (Chan)
    The power system slowly repairs to an "operable" state.
    Chan sighs.
    AI Serena: Any faster and this docking plug will go in spectacular fashion.

     

    ♡ ♪ Haru ♪ ♡
    "You look great going on a potential first contact mission; I totally approve; the diplomatic corps... wouldn't..." Haru said coyly to Nik.

     

    Aya (Chan)
    AI Serena: Rerouting power to the ship.
    Serena routes 4% of the ship's power to the Lavie to test the power system, sufficient power to use the lights.

    Chan walks from the airlock around the ship, trying to find some crewmen.

     

    ♡ ♪ Haru ♪ ♡
    Chan encounters a guy holding a rather large spool of wire... Low tech worked. It was dragging wire and placing it out as he moved. he did nto pay much attention as his job right now was to place wire.

     

    Aidan
    Nik smiled back at Haru. "Don't make me say bad words. I was in the diplomatic corps for nearly 50 years. I thought blended in might be a better option."
    "I can easily change into uniform and even bring my winged dragon." Nik added.

     

    ♡ ♪ Haru ♪ ♡
    "You wouldn't know that from how you look but; that is the thing with moving bodies I guess... Great time for Admiral Mizriki to give me charge of this ship... For everything to go into the shitter... I wonder who else will be joining this group; most of the crew that are qualified should be focused on fixing things but we do have other jobs to do and so... the rest of us shouldn't just be sitting about... You are fine as you are." She shrugged.

     

    Aya (Chan)
    Chan: ... Right, strange guy.
    Moving on, seeing nobody really home. She heads back to her own ship to get suited up and gets on the ground.

     

    Aidan
    Nik teased her, "So if no one else shows up, is this a working date?"

     

    ♡ ♪ Haru ♪ ♡
    "Dating someone you just met... hum... Not unheard of... but... Dating subordinates even in the civilian corps tends to get you fired..." She shot back with a wink; She was involved with Aidan so her response wasn't entirely true but still some could morally object to work relationships except for the fact that this crew was a tiny town floating through space in a box... Things happened. 

    As Chan left the Lavie Maki was outside of the ship operating the elevator down again between the two docks. "Hum...  I don't know you." The blue haired girl said while just waiting by the elevator; Fixing technology she didn't understand wasn't really in her job description; she was sniper support and magic. Neither were necessary right now to her understanding so she just operated her elevator.

     

    Aya (Chan)
    Chan: Eh.. I get that alot.

     

    ♡ ♪ Haru ♪ ♡
    Maki nodded at Chan. "What did you want with us before the power died?" She asked trying to be social.

     

    Aidan
    Nik offered. "What else am I going to do with my time before everyone else shows. Not sure we've met. "Lieutenant Niklas Blom. Former Governor and android extraordinaire." He said with a slight bow.

     

    Aya (Chan)
    Chan: I was on my way to a recruitment station before responding to a distress signal.

     

    Tuncecine
    Ryuji I guess was also by the elevator he was messing with something, a metallic necklace with at least 5 distinct pieces.

     

    ♡ ♪ Haru ♪ ♡
    "You responded to our ship's distress call. I guess you came back to help again after the planet was saved as that was a few weeks ago." Maki pointed out. "Let me rephrase my question... What were you doing in the ship just now?" Maki asked.
     

    Aya (Chan)
    Chan: Looking for someone in the ship who wasn't occupied.

     

    ♡ ♪ Haru ♪ ♡
    "You found two... Were you asked to come here?" She further questions.

     

    Jack Pine
    Jack continues to clean up debris, hoping no one was too seriously hurt. His thoughts as he continued to clear and help direct clean up were to the safety of others. One person he thought about a bit was Haru, even though he knew she was fine, he still couldn't help but worry.

     

    Aya (Chan)
    Rolls eyes.
    Chan: Was I asked to stay there? No.

     

    Jack Pine
    One of the nearby crew tapped him on the shoulder, "Sir, we can handle the rest. They'll want you on the away team."

    Jack gave a nod before swapping into a clean set of clothing. Making sure be kept his essentials in digital storage, the man made his way to Haru and the others about to disembark.

     

    ♡ ♪ Haru ♪ ♡
    "If you helped us then you wouldn't be going out of your way to continue helping... From my observation that seems to be how this group gains members." Maki said to Chan referring to Trinity and how even she and Ryuji were accepted into this place after it was determined they were not hostile; this group had a habit of picking up lost puppies.

     

    Aya (Chan)
    Chan: Blinks ... Interesting.

     

    ♡ ♪ Haru ♪ ♡
    "It pays better than our actual employer..." She looked to Ryuji for confirmation.
    Haru getting impatient with the lack of bodies for a first contact and possibly hostile mission sends out another request for people to join the team.

     

    Aya (Chan)
    Chan: ... Alright? I guess?
    ...
    That was... Surprisingly easy and quick.

     

    ♡ ♪ Haru ♪ ♡
    Maki getting a second mission request stares at Ryuji. "We're not the ones who make that decision but I am sure if you helped them before our commanders wouldn't have a problem with it... he and I just shoot things... We're grunts..." Maki said with a UwU-esque face.
    "We can take you to our commanders though as they want people anyway it seems." She added.

     

    Aya (Chan)
    Chan: S-sure.

     

    Aidan
    Carmella walked into the shuttle bay conference room. "Dad, can I come? I had fun last time." She said to Nik. "No sweetie. I don't think so." The feathered dragon shook her body then her shoulders slumped.

     

    ♡ ♪ Haru ♪ ♡
    Maki takes Ryuji by his collar and leads Chan back into the lavie passing Dawn who was still in the airlock. "Seems the senior staff wants bodies..." Maki said to Dawn then continue to enter the ship and pass the wire spooling man whom ignores her.

     

    M82A1
    Dawn simply nods and climbs up the elevator ladder up to the top most layer and reports to the briefing room.

     

    Aidan
    Nik had a thought. "Uncle Aidan might need company. He gets awful lonely sometimes. Go see if he wants help." Carmella twisted her head, gauging the truthfulness of the statement. "Okay," she said, her tail swishing in anticipation as she turned and padded out on all fours.

     

    ♡ ♪ Haru ♪ ♡
    "Uncle...." Haru laughs at the statement and as more people start to arrive in the shuttlebay conference room she nods. "People have finally come; realizing the interestingness of going on a voyage with me... You all know it will be fun." She said sarcastically.

     

    Jack Pine
    "wish it was a romantic cruise, but I can't say no to a boat ride with you.", Jack answered with a chuckle before taking a spot nearby for the briefing.

     

    ♡ ♪ Haru ♪ ♡
    "Silly boy; fraternizing with the CO during work hours... that punishable by death in some forces..." She sticks out her tongue.

     

    Jack Pine
    "I've technically died once already, and here I thought this was heaven. Job, action, danger, and COs that don't beat me with sticks."

     

    Aidan
    Carmella. About the size of a Mastiff.

     

    ♡ ♪ Haru ♪ ♡02/06/2021
    <END SIM>

  5. The New Universes Project: Eine Neue Reise Beginnt
    Season 4 - Episode 1: Alone in the Cold
    December 22nd 4566 Midday
    Narrated by Haruka Sumimori

     

    Peace; or something like that… Is what we hoped to bring here. You know ”si vis pacem, para bellum”. They send a bunch of marines, naval elites and scientists to bring peace to the furthest parts of space yet all we have been good at is shooting things up until this point. Now we are making preparations for a new base in this sector and heading off to do more exploring. We were preparing for that anyway; until like clockwork we hit another bump in the road… Systems failures again… Serves us for trying to implement other people’s technology without testing it in a clean environment first…

  6. Feb 11, 21:00 PST
    Resolved - All security patches have been applied. All services should now be operating normally.

    Feb 11, 20:53 PST
    Identified - We have been notified of a security patch and are applying the update. The TNU website may go down temporarily. We will update this incident when the service has been patched and is functioning normally.

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  7. Good day everyone,
     

    Today I am happy to announce that TNU has survived its first year as an actual company and non-profit fan group. Our focus is bringing fun to people through writing and community building but also keeping that supporting the writing and role playing and play by post community as a whole to keep stability even during times of uncertainty like those we are in right now. Writing groups may be the last thing on people’s mind during this time but the fact remains that people need an outlet and so we venture to help provide this outlet through our work. It helps the mental health of all those involved and brings understanding among people allowing many to work towards a common goal and accomplish something we as individuals would not be able to do on our own. With that said I will now go over the last year of our operations and what goals we have accomplished in spite of the hard year. Thank you everyone for your support and for sticking with us. It really means a lot to the Operations Team and me. We are glad each one of you are here and here is to a better year.
     

    Simming/Role Playing Operations
    The Project has welcomed three new games into its fold during the last year; DFS Phoenix; which some may remember from the past as a sort of sister ship to the Lavie. This game is ran by Jay whom previously ran the Phoenix and was a member of the Lavie. The Phoenix is working on finishing the Orteria Cult arc and bringing to light the parts within Sumire’s government whom supported the idea of reviving the Phoenix. The second game we welcomed in to the group is Himawari Academy; a continuation of the Blackstate universe created in 2012 by a number of our former members. This game is a spiritual successor occurring in the same universe as Blackstate but unrelated to it except that they both work for the GUARDIN organization an underworld group working to train special powered individuals. Himawari is currently on hiatus due to lack of participation from its members. The third game is still in planning states though there are hopes to start it in Q1 of 2021. This follows Ayano Layton and her team of specialists as they work to solve missions too hard for regular forces using unorthodox tactics to help resolve the most delicate issues for the Federation behind the scenes. This game is inspired by the Mission: Impossible franchise. 
     

    Technical Operations
    The Project has worked to get a game server system up and running for our community members to play games together. The creation of this system was successful. We currently are actively hosting a Minecraft server but are interested in other ideas should people have ideas. 
     

    SimmingHub
    The Project has launched SimmingHub as of November 2020; the goal of this site is to offer resources, support, community building and a neutral place for sim groups, players and communities alike to hang out, get services and build a larger; better play by post community for all. The first projects that SimmingHub has taken on involve creation of a permanent free hosting platform for sim groups, games and related organizations to help lessen the burden on these groups and allow them to focus on what matters; their writing. SimmingHub is also cataloguing resources for the community at large that anyone can contribute to by submitting resources. We hope that this list will be of use to the larger PBP community. Lastly, SimmingHub and TNU’s operations staff have been working with OngoingWorlds to take over management of the SciWorld and FallFest conventions. It has been determined that keeping these on Discord and putting them more in line with the Khitomer Conference in February would be in the past interest of the PBP community and so SimmingHub will be coordinating this change with groups in the PBP community. We are hoping to have the following schedule of events. Khitomer occurs in February, SciWorld will occur in June or July and FallFest will occur in October or November. This way an event occurs every 3-ish months. SimmingHub will be appointing an organizing and planning committee of members from the PBP community in the coming months. We hope to have a host for FallFest 2021 selected by the end of August. The organizing committee will be selected by the summer to give the committee time to select the host group. Pegasus Fleet and Independence Fleet to help with the transition from Ongoing Worlds will host this year’s SciWorld Conference.
     

    Operational Changes
    With moving to being a nonprofit charitable organization the Project has adopted a charter, applied for 501(c)3 status with the Internal Revenue Service and was found to be a public charity as a literary and community building organization. With this change it has opened up the possibility for us to continue to make a free area for groups and people to be supported. We have begun working with Amazon Web Services, Microsoft, Google and Atlassian gather resources and space to allow our operations to continue for the long term. We are also in the process of working out hosting arrangements for people so that SimmingHub will be able to scale with the community in turn meeting the demands of play by post role players worldwide. 
     

    Staffing Changes
    The end of the year meant some changes to TNU’s staff; a number of our council members have resigned or stepped away from the organization to work on their own projects. We wish them the best. Our editing team is also shorthanded with both members of the team on leave. We are hoping that the reduction in members of our staff does not hinder operations in any way. 
     

    Metrics
    The Project has supported numerous members of the PBP community by helping to coordinate SciWorld 2020 with OngoingWorlds. This convention took place virtually as all events before it; because of this, the COVID-19 pandemic had no effect on its operation; as of official count 128 members of the PBP community attended this event. The TNU Discord Server had at its peak 110 members on it. With this information we suspect that the Project’s direct reach is around 250 people in the last year whom directly interacted with our services, projects or staff. Current membership of the ENRB/Lavie Role Play is 14 members, combining our other games we have eight more players that are active. Our player count is 22 combining these numbers. Member Counts for the FallFest and SciWorld servers currently stands at 306 members. 
     

    This concludes the annual report; we hope that the new year brings better happenings for everyone and hope you will join us for the conferences this year.
     

    Josh Hina
    President and Administrative Coordinator
    The New Universes Project
     

  8. Welcome to season 4.

     

     

    <START SIM> 01/17/21

     

    ♪ Haru ♪
    A short while passed since the crew began organizing an alliance with Rema. Ari had began setting up a base on the planet with some select crew members from the Lavie. She would be keeping her own team here to coordinate things until fleet command arrived to take over such things. Aidan, Tory and Haru had worked on adjusting the Lavie's shields to work with the adjustments the Crescent system had. The modifications were complete and the Lavie was ready to depart continuing on its exploration of this new sector of space. All initial tests of the new shield were passed so the ship was cleared to leave. Now it would be in the crews hands as the Rema Institute's technicians working with the crew left following their final tests.

     

    Aya (Chan)
    The robot was picked up by a ship that finally made itself visible, hovering near the Lavie.

     

    ♪ Haru ♪
    Haru on the bridge of the Lavie now had Trent open a channel to the ship. "Haruka Sumimori of the Lavie; so did you want to come aboard?" She asked offering for the newcomer who helped them to come aboard the ship.

     

    Tory Trace
    Tory had finished running the last series of tests to the Lavie's shields based on the specifications that was given to him. They all passed with green lights. "All systems are go, ready for departure," Tory reported as he got word from engineering that all repairs and adjustments were completed while he was on the bridge, sitting at the engineering station console.

     

    Aya (Chan)
    "The ship won't fit inside the hangar."

     

    ♪ Haru ♪
    "Still; you can dock; we have an airlock and we have teleporting tech if that would be preferable... or we could send a shuttle?" She explained.

     

    Aya (Chan)
    "Standby, do you have an airlock on the top?"

     

    ♪ Haru ♪
    "No; you should be able to extend a docking arm..." Haru looked over at Trent then to Tory. Standard operations. The ship began to extend its dock connector.

     

    Tuncecine
    Owain will move towards the engine room with his lunch as he was probably needed for some of this new tech.

     

    Aya (Chan)
    The ship approaches the Lavie at a metre per second, when it gets within two metres the gravity-lock activates, as a walkway extends from the back of the ship towards the airlock and connects, the magnetic locks being engaged.

     

    ♪ Haru ♪
    As the two ships enter each others shield radius the two shields interlock around each other. By this time Owain had arrived at a lift and was heading down to engineering. The engineers move shield control from the start up generator to the gem drive reactor system to allow for easier power distribution.

     

    Aya (Chan)
    Chan to her AI. "Set for eco mode."
    The ship powers down to minimal-level, before Chan leaves the ship.

     

    ♪ Haru ♪
    Warning indicators begin to signal a problem to Lavie's engineers.
     

    Tuncecine
    Owain looks at the new system and looks around, while in engineering, while looking around. He was not a crew member but he still had access to this part of the ship "So I haven't been in this department in a day or two since the last black out, can someone point out the systems we are installing and the energy consumption to our current system."

     

    ♪ Haru ♪
    One of the junior engineers shows him the new shield generator which worked with adjustments to the Lavie's shield generator to in effect make the ship invisible to the space critters.

     

    Tuncecine
    "And where is it drawing power from?"

     

    ♪ Haru ♪
    More warning alarms specifically attached to this system begin to signal a problem. It seemed at normal levels the ship could handle this but now there was an overload as the circuits were not compatible. They had plugged in a high voltage device into the wrong type of power source.


    "The gem drive sir." The engineer explains.

     

    Tuncecine
    "And the transformer, the gem drive doesn't output the kind of power required for this to work, its likely to melt down."

     

    Tory TraceToday at 1:26 PM
    Tory pulled up the screen, EVA pulling up the status screen in his VX. "What's happening?" Tory said as he saw warnings to the gem drive, while communicating with Engineering from the bridge.

     

    ♪ Haru ♪
    The engineer begins emergency shutdown procedures.

     

    Tuncecine
    Owain will take over if it isn't done quickly.

     

    Aya (Chan)
    Chan waits at the airlock of the Lavie.

     

    ♪ Haru ♪
    At that moment the panel on the connection to the drive explodes and shipwide power fails except for those things on independent generators. A cascading shock goes throughout most of the ships systems; causing many panels, power regulators and such to explode. Most of the ship is now without power. The gem drive, thanks to emergency procedures though, was pulled down into a safety module and insulated. If the team were to be able to see inside of that safety system though; The gem had melted it and absorbed its power.. Had that not been there, it could have blown a hole in the ship.


    Chan waiting at the airlock could see inside; a blackout had occurred momentarily but then emergency power took over. The panel for the airlock inside the ship though was sparking after it exploded.

     

    ♤Oscar♤
    Oscar wakes up from his nap with a headache, then hearing the alarms he wished that he'd be next to Haru so she could explain the situation to him.

     

    Tory Trace
    Everything blacked out for a moment on the Lavie before emergency power took over, turning on some of the interior lighting and the consoles remaining on. Tory hadn't gotten the problem reported in time before communication lines were cut. Plenty of power panels and conduits had burst from what seemed to be several overloads, some consoles also exploding from the extra power surge. "And we just got this ship patched up," Tory said as the comms line were dead at the moment. "EVA, restore the comms lines first," Tory said as he got up and began to make his way to engineering amidst the confusion.

     

    ♤Oscar♤
    Oscar's feels a small pulse through his head, his other eye turning yellow and glowing for a bit, then after blinking once he realizes that he's next to Haru. 
    "What's going on here?" Oscar says in concerned voice partly because he has no idea how he got to Haru.
     

    ♪ Haru ♪
    As Oscar appeared on the bridge the marine guarding the room went for his weapon especially following the fact that most power just died; bridge consoles were on a separate system and had their own back up power. Haru looked over to Tory "So what did happen; did engineering report anything before power failed?"

     

    M82A1
    Dawn gets up, and carefully navigates through the darkness to the bridge as she messages Haru asking what happened.

     

    Aya (Chan)
    Chan: Serena, can you force the door?
    AI Serena: You want me to hack into this ship's system because you don't have the patience? Sure.

     

    ♪ Haru ♪
    The outer airlock was able to be opened as the environmental safety systems; like this outer airlock were on a separate emergency system.

     

    ♤Oscar♤
    Oscar turns to the guard, not knowing his other eye's iris is still yellow and emitting slight glow.
    "Please, lower your weapon. I have no idea how I got to the bridge either...some kind of miracle I guess. I would've come here normally if this weird thing wouldn't have happened."

     

    Tory Trace
    Comms lines were partially restored with auxiliary power as Tory met Haru. "I don't know. I was getting alerts from the Gem drive before everything went dark. I'm heading to engineering right now. Far as I know, ship's network is down, and comms line are patchy at best, but they should be up soon enough with the automatic backups booting up" he said as he was still heading to the engineering.

     

    Aya (Chan)
    Chan goes through the airlock, entering the ship with a massive cannon on her back.
    AI Serena: Great first impression.
    Chan: Shut up!

    AI Serena: Hacking into a ship, in order to get in, then coming in with a giant gun. Nah, I can't see what's wrong with that.
    Chan: I said, shut up!

     

    ♪ Haru ♪
    Emergency lighting had powered on as Chan got through the second airlock door.

     

    Aya (Chan)
    Chan neurally activates the tactical vision on her HUD lenses, improving visibility.

     

    Tory Trace
    Tory arrived at the ladder access and looked down. It is a long way down to engineering but he had no choice. Without main power, lifts are down. He started his descent down to engineering.

     

    M82A1
    Dawn as she made her way to the bridge would see a figure with what seems to be a giant gun strapped to the back. Readying the blades that are stored in her forearms in case this was a hostile boarder, she takes a non aggressive casual stance and asks, "Who would you be?"

     

    Aya (Chan)
    Chan: Are you the ones behind the distress beacon?

     

    M82A1
    "Yes, we are. I take it you came to assist?" Dawn asks.

     

    Aya (Chan)
    AI Serena: No, she came here to ransack the ship, of course she's here to help.
    Chan facepalms.
    Chan: Well, looking at the ship's condition, I believe the beacon is still valid.

     

    M82A1
    Dawn raises an eyebrow at Serena's comment. "Very well, if you would follow me I would take you to the bridge."

     

    Aya (Chan)
    Chan: Gladly. Serena will you be able to help?
    AI Serena: Will I be able to help after I completely went through the entire ship's systems, even though I could be wasting my time messing with you? Sure.

     

    ♪ Haru ♪Today at 2:16 PM
    <END SIM>

  9. <Start sim>01/09/2021

    ♪ Haru ♪
    The team from the Lavie now made their way back to Chi's estate. the beauty of really the only functioning garden on the planet was unparalleled and unchanged from the group's previous experience with it. Thee was Advocates here but in royal garb seeming to differentiate themselves from the normal security personnel who were corrupt and served the governing board. They let the crew through knowing of their intentions now without even so much as a question. The commander of the Advocates who had brought them here originally whom seemed to be in charge of Chi's personal detail was waiting in the throne room of sortss with Chi for the group as they arrived.

     

    Aidan
    Aidan was in his own full royal uniform that had been designed for him by Sumire's staff. He liked the sword was functional and he's also added a highly customized and finished loaded service pistol. Under one arm was a gift wrapped box.

     

    ♪ Haru ♪
    Haru was following Aidan but still in her typical blouse and skirt with her vest over it. The Commission was a civilian agency after all in spite of its training and skillsets. her rank was more a paygrade than anything. The commander of the Advocates looked from Aidan to her, to the robot follow them. He did not remember seeing that with them before but none the less ignored it. he then said. "On behalf of the people of Rema we thank you for your assistance. The governing board's forces have retreated from the capital in a rather hurried fashion and with the help of the Union the Royal Guard Advocates are rounding up their associates." The man then nodded looking to his superior and when the girl made eye contact with him he moved out of the way as if saying it as okay to approach her highness.

     

    Aya (Chan)
    'Pilot': "So, now that I can get a proper view of the planet."
    It's much nicer not having to creep out the brainwashed.

     

    Rockyeahh
    William is once again out of his depth. Now standing next to some robot, while following Aidan and Haru, in his only uniform that isn't half destroyed from a recent disaster.
    He wonders whether he should question where the robot came from but he's too afraid of upsetting anyone, so he stays quiet and tries not to fall asleep.

     

    Aidan
    Aidan approached the girl and following normal custom, he bowed deeply. "Your Majesty. In the interest of fostering improved relations between our peoples, I offer you the complete and mostly unvarnished truth of our history. Music, literature, and everything in between. Popular culture. Our triumphs and dismal failures." He set the 2 foot cube in front of her. Tapping a button, the box unfolded revealing a gleaming gold tone player. "It's interactive so all you need to do it ask questions and it will do what you ask it to."

     

    ♪ Haru ♪
    The teenage girl looked at the box as it transformed and began to give holographic information as it activated. "I see. I will accept the gift on behalf of my family then and in the interest of fostering equal friendship I wanted to offer to have some of our institutes students adjust your vessels shield systems to work like ours so you can avoid the creatures more easily. I would also wonder if you would; like to take some of our people with you to serve towards the gooal of bringing peace as you have tried to do with us; it is like I told the other guard before if you have malicious intent you could have easily killed me earlier... That did not happen so you can be trusted." Chi said.

     

    Aidan
    Aidan became thoughtful. "We have to trust one another. Perhaps that time will allow our peoples to get closer. I would also venture that my people would like have a place of sanctuary. This is uncharted territory for us. Having more of our ships around would be good for your economy and defense."

     

    ♪ Haru ♪
    Chi nods. "I know that the people of Rema would like something to look forward to given the dark coldness of our world so I think that would be a good idea. Before the shield all we were able to look forward to was death, the shield brought safety but control with it... This... will bring something different."

     

    Aidan
    "Perhaps before we depart, you would like a tour, your Majesty?" Aidan offered.

     

    Aya (Chan)
    Ehhhh, what is this place even.

     

    Aidan
    "Our ship, the Lavie. It's the flagship of the fleet. Computer display the Lavie." The holographic box shimmered to life creating a 4 foot hologram of the Lavie floating in air. It spun slowly so everyone could take in all the angles.

     

    ♪ Haru ♪
    "As for the building you are in now; this is the Royal Estate of the Capital city Rema." The Advocate leader replied to the robot as well.
    Chi nods at Aidan about the offer to see the Lavie. "We only ever get to see runned down Union ships that barely function as people run from the creatures hiding from space. I still wonder if it is as violent as it was before out there... it has been so long since we were in the skies and beyond..." The girl said as if lamenting about past attempts to go into space.

     

    Rockyeahh
    William wandered off to discover canopies on a buffet table and started to eat a few things.
    Thinking to himself, "I'm sure they have important stuff to talk about so..." He then shoves an odd looking green cracker into his mouth.

     

    Aya (Chan)
    Interesting.

    Space creatures, haven't encountered them yet.

     

    ♪ Haru ♪
    As he ate service staff brought more food; seeing as he was a guest here the food kept coming. It seemed as if they were all holograms though.

     

    Aidan
    "Space travel is something else we may be able to help your people with. Your shielding and our tech could be a good combination. " Aidan offered.

     

    ♪ Haru ♪
    "Even the people who come here with space-faring ships are so focused on avoiding death from the space creatures that often we have to cannibalize things to make their ships work again or keep the planet running. It would be a good idea for defense if we had some of our own space capable ships again that did not just want to leave the planet." The commander of the advocates said.

     

    Aidan
    "Well....that is part of my job. To try and stop the death and focus in life. We will have to establish and embassy. Something relatively close to the palace. But those are tidbits that can be ironed out by others. Is there anything else we can assist you with your Majesty?" Aidan asked.

     

    Aya (Chan)
    'P:: She literally said ships.

     

    ♪ Haru ♪
    "Please stay here as long as you like. We may have some work to do but you are welcome in this house... All of your people are." Chi said.

     

    Rockyeahh
    William has now moved onto the drinks and is browsing some nearby artwork. "Hmm, this might be booze." He starts to feel a little hazy.
    "Is this picture meant to be a blur?" He mumbles.

     

    ♪ Haru ♪
    One of the maids scans him with the buildings sensors "Sir you seem to be drinking too much."

     

    ♤Oscar♤
    Oscar throws a comment from the side as he leans against a nearby wall; "Eh, he'll be fine. Man's gotta let loose every now and then. I'll watch over from here."

     

    Rockyeahh
    William turns to the AI. "How strong is this? I've had barely a glass." His words are slurred and he seems to be talking to a plant and not the AI.

     

    Aidan
    "To be honest, I would like to have my people join your techs and study the actual shield system. As much for improvements as well as backups. " Aidan offered. "I may even be able to leave a detachment for the time being as it were."

     

    ♪ Haru ♪
    Haru chuckled. "You know if he hears you... you'll get stunned...." She smirked at the display of drunkenness and Oscar's shrugging it off. "You are still on duty after all."
     

    ♪ Haru ♪
    "I can speak with your engineers and science staff to show them the shield." Chi said to Aidan. "For now though; work is done... I believe it is time for you and your people to rest after all missions for heroes tend to come one after the other; or so legend says." (yes a teenage girl is comparing us to heros of legend.

     

    ♤Oscar♤
    "But...I barely did anything yet.. Or...at least I think so, my memory is a bit hazy."
    Oscar says as he places his hand on his head, his face showing some signs of him having a headache.

     

    Aidan
    Aidan offered his arm as an escort of the Princess. "What is this time for ones self you speak of." Aidan said with a grin.

     

    Rockyeahh
    William hears engineer in a sentence and slightly comes to his senses. "Oh no, what do I need to fix now?"

     

    ♪ Haru ♪
    "Fix? Nothing; shes going to show us something..." Haru said to the poor hopeless man.
    "First; eat, rest.... Then you can show me your ship and I will show your people the shield... Again take the time you can... For those like you it is rare." Chi again says as she gets up from the throne and goes back to the door into her chamber which is also where the shield system is. It was as if her statement wasn't a request; she was telling them to rest. Kun caught on to her drift and said. "The rooms we prepared for you before are still set up for you."

     

    Aidan
    Aidan internally bristled and hoped it wasn't noticed. He trusted the princess but there would be opportunities for the  people that had been deposed to throw a wrench into things. "Thank you." He was hungry and wandered over to the table. Seeing William in the state he was, Aidan started to turn red. Walking over, he leaned into the man's ear and whispered. "Just what the fuck is wrong with you that you feel the need to get ripping drunk in front of not only Command staff but the Royalty of this planet?"

     

    ♤Oscar♤
    Oscar looks at Aidan and asks him in a slightly smug/joking tone; 
    "Should I have dropped him after all? I feel like that would've just caused an unnecessary scene so I held back. Maybe it was the right call."

     

    Aidan
    Turning to Oscar, Aidan offered. "Almost. Escorting him out would have been preferable but it is what it is, I don't fault you."

     

    Rockyeahh
    William starts to hallucinate. He hears Aidans voice but sees a blue shape moving around instead.
    "I, I can see." William stares off like his mind is turning to mush.

     

    Aidan
    Turning back to Oscar, he says, "Take him back to the ship and escort him to the brig. Otherwise I'm liable to drop him."

     

    ♪ Haru ♪01/09/2021
    <END SIM>

  10. ♪ Haru ♪12/25/2020
    <START SIM>
    The tank had cleared a few more road blocks arriving at the door to the Rema Capital building with little resistance. Apparently a four-legged tank with a mass driver of sorts and anti-personnel turrets scared the local security forces. It was good they didn't know the Union had this up its sleeve so they couldn't counter what they didn't know existed. Haru opened the hatch to the tank looking out at the gate into the building.. Guards were not there; they apparently scattered at the sight of this thing. "Well I guess this is one way to make the Advocates run in fear... Not like a pistol will penetrate this things armor..."

    Meanwhile on the Lavie the ship successfully launched the probe device and set its shield frequency to match that of Ekkes' current settings. The object passed through with little resistance from the shield. Upon arriving in orbit it began to transmit its pre-programmed distress signal to any Trinity ships in the area and a relay station to get the status of things back to command.

     

    Aidan
    Aidan received the confirmation that the ship logs and data from the probe had been sent to command. He triggered Brutus out front. Aidan climbed out and stood near the powered armor. If something happened, it could jump in front of him need be.
    "I guess they aren't rolling out the welcome mat." Aidan offered, then had Brutus open the gate.

     

    Tory Trace
    Tory watched as the probe launched from the ship alongside the dummy missiles as planned to mask the plan under a weapons launch malfunction. He already inserted the damaged circuit card that would be used as the excuse of the 'accidental' launch. "Think they will buy the story of the launch being part of a weapons malfunction?" Tory said to Dawn as he watched from a screen the probe passing through the planetary shields.

     

    ♪ Haru ♪
    The Judgemaker's communications systems detected an incoming distress signal from a Federation vessel. The system alerted it's AI so the information could be relayed to the ship's captain. Apparently something about a world enslaving people and some corporations believing they had the right to do so.

     

    Aya (Chan)
    The Judgemaker's pilot cruises at .75c, listening to music
    AI Serena: Chan we have a distress signal from sector #307138
    The pilot stops the music and brings up a hologram of the galaxy map with the ship's location and a red dot from the signal
    Chan: Set vectors to it, rig for silent running
    AI Serena: Sarcastic voice: Vectoring to join the slave party? On it ma'am.
    The Judgemaker changes course and disappears from optics and sensors
    (c is a unit for lightspeed)
    (Music that was playing: https://youtu.be/s81s3o_AxWQ [Rubberband man]

     

    Aidan
    With Brutus close enough behind him that the shield could snap on, Aidan started calmly walking towards the governmental building.

     

    ♪ Haru ♪
    The ship soon enters the sector free of space monsters since this planet is something they ignore due to its shield; it didn't seem tasty enough to nom. Upon getting close enough the ship detects a small probe with a Federation signature sitting outside the shield. Soon a com link opens to the ship. It is the planet's administrator Ekkes "Hello. This is the Rema Administrator. Please state your purpose in this sector."


    Haru followed behind Aidan as he entered the government building. A service AI approaches them and bows. "I see; so  you made it this far... Well... the board will see you then.". The holographic male smirks and approaches a large door which opens itself into a dark room.

     

    Aya (Chan)
    AI Serena: A Business trip

    Aidan
    Aidan was about to make several snarky comments laced with expletives but decides to channel the anger into something else.

     

    ♪ Haru ♪
    "A... business trip.... Pardon.... What sort of business?" Ekkes asks confused to Serena.

    Aidan, Brutus and Haru enter the dark room and very little light leads into the center of the room. A voice is heard. "You have something to say regarding your assignment; please enlighten us. We have given  you safety in exchange for your services. Complete your mission and all will be well."

     

    Aya (Chan)
    AI Serena: Sarcastic voice: Human trafficking, seems to be your planet's cup of tea.

     

    ♪ Haru ♪
    "Human trafficking... Everyone comes here of their own free will. I do not understand what you mean." Ekkes said to Serena attempting to blow off the accusation.
    "Maybe you would like to see for yourself?" Ekkes proposes.
    A spot in the shield opens for the ship to enter.

     

    Aidan
    Aidan triggered the lights on Brutus to illuminate the room.  "All is going to be well. What you need to do is make a choice. I've sent a message to my government detailing all of your criminal actions and how far you are willing to go to stay in power at the expense of other people's lives. So your choice is to accede to my demands and when the fleet of a few dozen starships shows up, everything is in order. OR, I let my ship, inside your shield bubble mind you, turn off your precious protection, since we have the schematics."

     

    Aya (Chan)
    AI Serena: Sarcastic voice: Is the shield more focused on keeping people in or out, I can't figure out which one.
    The Judgemaker flies through, dropping a stealth matrix probe just before entering, shadowing in the Fed probe's radar/sensor signature.

     

    ♪ Haru ♪
    As the ship enters the shield closes sealing them inside. 

    As the room was illuminated there was a wall of screens with letters on them. Audio only apparently. "You do not understand the situation fully. Before we arrived this planet was being ran by a child; such things cannot be trusted to a little girl and her pet. Work productivity has been increased by ten thousand percent. The union wanting to leave is a threat to   progress and would end up getting many people killed should they leave including the planet's beloved ruler. Again we offer; eliminate the threat. Secure control of the world and you will be able to live well." One of the voices says.
    Serena gets coordinates to a landing platform sized for her ship.

     

    Aidan
    Aidan started to turn red. Not a good sign.  "I consider slavery one of the worst crimes in existence. It will not be tolerated. You will not be allowed to remain in power. You close off commerce to the planet and line your pockets with the sweat of the people you grind into the ground. I find people starving without proper housing or medical care and all you care about is fucking money. 

    What you don't see is the potential to turn this place into something more. This part of the galaxy could use a good safe haven. This could be a much more lively and profitable place. "

     

    Aya (Chan)
    Chan: Serena, surface scan
    AI Serena: It's done
    Chan brings up the holographic map again, which turned into a map of the surface.

     

    ♪ Haru ♪
    One of the other voices says "See I told you effective urban development and health services could increase productivity even more... happy workers are good workers..."
    "Silence" The central voice said.
    The sensor scan would detect a federation ship trapped in one of those drydocks. It was indeed some sort of trap.

     

    Aidan
    "This is not going to end well unless you concede to make changes. It's that simple." Aidan said.

    ♪ Haru ♪
    "We only see one ship; your threats of mass suicide are blasphemy. It would be wise of you to cease resisting and join us." "Sir have you considered you sound like a cult leader right now... That isn't good for public relations." The voice that agreed about health care added.

     

    Aidan
    "All I need is one ship." Aidan countered.

     

    Aya (Chan)
    Chan: Serena, activate bodyguard.

    The ship seems to land at the platform.

     

    Aidan
    Aidan added a holographic projection of what the city was going to look like after he set off all four of the 20 megaton weapons hidden within the city limits. "My people have an aversion to captivity."

     

    ♪ Haru ♪
    It is clamped into the drydock and docked. A bridge extended to its airlock and Advocates approach the door to greet its occupants.

     

    ♪ Haru ♪
    "Why would you kill the populous; that seems contrary to your own objective; you are bluffing." The man said to  Aidan. "He gets pretty pissed you when piss in his coffee... starts to lose his mind a little; he needs meds; totally unpredictable when he's like this." Haru said to the disembodied voices. "We have captured another ship." One of the other voices adds to the conversation.

     

    Aya (Chan)
    The ship's door appears to stay locked.

     

    ♪ Haru ♪
    The Advocates stand guard waiting for it to open.

     

    Aya (Chan)
    The door is opened, and the 'pilot' walks out, wearing a suit.

     

    Aidan
    "I rarely bluff. My planet's last world war killed 200 million people." Aidan said casually.
     

    ♪ Haru ♪
    One of the Advocates replies "Hello. I am Len-Yu... I am with the Rema Advocate. You said that you have concerns about trafficking of people; we can show you around if you would like." The man said appearing amicable. 

    Meanwhile at the government building the lead voice said "You would fail your own mission by destroying yourselves and us... such is counterproductive."

     

    Aya (Chan)
    The 'pilot' carried a typical suitcase used by business people centuries ago, a bit old school. Simply nodding.

     

    Rockyeahh
    William looks up at the tank they've parked outside.
    "I wonder how many people on this planet have guns."
    He pauses.
    "And how many of them will shoot at me...."
    "I'm talking to a tank."
    He sighs, as he hears approaching footsteps.

     

    Aidan
    "I don't have a fucking mission with your people." Aidan said, teeth clenched, his face redder but he maintained his demeanor, barely. "You were an anomaly. You still are. Even if you kill me. My fleet is now underway here. Oh and they have the schematics to your shield grid."

     

    ♪ Haru ♪
    "I was not meaning your mission with us; your mission to save lives; as that not what you do..." The voice said more asking a question.


    (PAUSE)


    <RESUME>
    [4:14 PM]

    ♪ Haru ♪
    The Advocates escort the pilot to an elevator and head down to the surface. It was similar to  how the Lavie crew was brought down initially.

    Meanwhile at the governing building the central voice spoke again. "You have stated you have demands; what are those aside from our surrender?"

     

    Aidan
    "I am a simple soldier. I get pointed at things my government wants to die. If I can save lives, that's a bonus. My real mission is to assess and remove threats. If you wanted someone to acquiesce and knuckle under, you captured the wrong pissed off Marine." Aidan paused for a moment.

     

    Aya (Chan)
    The 'pilot' looks around the place.

     

    ♪ Haru ♪
    The Advocates open the elevator door and step out. "Feel free to look around; if you would like to speak to our government we can arrange this." The leader said to the Pilot.

     

    Aidan
    "As for demands, the shield control will be maintained under a neutral body. One that goes beyond simple government. I intend to restore the "child" into power. A figurehead and then a democratically installed parliament to govern the planet. We could use a forward operating base so that I can get the hell out of here and do my real job. Kill bugs." Aidan said.
    "Everybody wins. You get to stay alive. Assuming the populace doesn't drag you all into the streets for your crimes."

     

    ♪ Haru ♪
    "And what if we just disable your bombs, imprison you and find someone else to kill the resistance for us..." The man proposes....

     

    Rockyeahh
    William looks at his gun. "Have I ever used you?"
    The sounds of approaching soliders around the courtyard get louder.
    He looks at the tank. 
    "This is certainly your problem."

     

    Aidan
    "Then the 30 starships already on the way to my rescue will see you imprisoned or fed to the bugs." Aidan said simply.

     

    ♪ Haru ♪
    As William has been walking down the street and encounters the Advocates and the pilot whilst staring back towards the tank at the governing building the guards glare at him. Especially when he mentions his gun. "You there... halt..." the advocates demand.
    "What were you doing over there?" The advocates ask William.

     

    Aya (Chan)
    The pilot walks out of the elevator and heads for a place to put down the suitcase.

     

    ♪ Haru ♪
    As the pilot walks off from the Advocates while they interrogate William their view moves to the pilot. "hey wait... you shouldn't be going that way."
     

    Aya (Chan)
    Free to look around, yet shouldn't head further down the street.

     

    Aya (Chan)
    What is it that they're hiring?

     

    ♪ Haru ♪
    The advocates continue to berate William to no effect.

     

    Rockyeahh
    "Well hello there. I'm supposed to be here, what about you?" William attempts a more serious voice but sounds like he's going through puberty.

     

    ♪ Haru ♪
    The central voice seemed to not have a response for Aidan. One of the other voices then said. "Look; you can call as many ships as you like; if they cannot break through our shield all attempts are pointless. We disable your guns and you become our slaves, we disable your bombs and you become as worthless as the union. Your negotiations are going in circles."
    "The idea about housing and healthcare was good." Number 9 said again, as he had before.
    "Supposed to be here; no..." The leader of the advocates has them surround the tank to ensure William can't use it. The group seems more interested in the tank than the pilot at this point now.

     

    Aya (Chan)
    The 'pilot' starts walking again, looking at the buildings on the side of the street.

     

    ♪ Haru ♪
    There was no further resistance and this place seemed to be some level of sad, dark, rainy and generally depressing. The area seemed dead and lifeless with all but an electronic hum being a sign that things existed here.

     

    Aya (Chan)
    Took a corner and checked if her suitcase still had its items.

     

    ♪ Haru ♪
    Nothing was moved.

     

    Aidan
    Aidan used an open comm. "Bridge, this is General Thornton. I want you to try and break free. I'm not taking this anymore. Mobilize the Marines. We are going to war."

     

    Aya (Chan)
    excellent, The 'pilot' closes the suitcase and turns a number wheel (like one of those suitcase locks), then continues walking down the street.

     

    Rockyeahh
    William watches them surround him.
    "Well it looks like there's a lot of you... beings? I can't even remember what this planet is called, let along your planets peoples name." William loses his puberty voice, as he gets lost in his confusion.
    "Hmm, maybe I should check my notes in the briefing. Did I take notes? Nope." He shrugs.

     

    ♪ Haru ♪
    "Oh you want war do you..." The central voice laughed. "Sounds like fun!" The man laughs again. "Sir calm down..." Number 9 said. Haru nodded as if being given permission to do something. she pulls something out of her pocket. Then she begins channeling gem energy. The room begins to become electrified.

     

    Aidan
    Aidan scans for the source while activating his beam cannon.

     

    Rockyeahh
    William presses a button in his pocket and an alarm starts blaring from inside the tank.
    A countdown begins. "10, 9."

     

    ♪ Haru ♪
    The Lavie deploys a mech which destroys the drydock they were being held by. The mech then leaves the shield the ship was trapped by using the same frequency the probe did and heads for the government building.

     

    Aidan
    Caring less and less what happens to the populace and building. Making sure Haru is behind him, he fires the beam cannon at a nearby wall where the speaker used to exist.

     

    Rockyeahh
    William whistles, as the soldiers start to panic.

     

    ♪ Haru ♪
    The power in this block goes out due to Haru's screwing with the areas electrical systems via her gem.
    Given the situation the governing board deploys more advocates on the street whom move to approach the pilot weapons drawn. "You came to help the resistance didn't you?"

     

    Aidan
    Aidan starting opening the hole the wall. He'd fight his way to them. Using internal coms. "Lavie this is General Thornton. Report."

     

    Aya (Chan)
    Slight head tilt, then unveils the suitcase loaded with cash. A Business trip as was said.

     

    ♪ Haru ♪
    "One of the AMC units is on the way; marine transport is preparing to depart. It seems another ship arrived just as yous tarted negotiating sir." Trent told Aidan.
    The Advocates tilt their head. "credits... Rema doesnt use this currency... What.... was your reason for bringing this?"

     

    Rockyeahh
    William switches off the alarm once the soldiers/advocates flee from the area. "Whoever turned off the power in this area, helped me scare them with my little fake bomb. And this way none of them had to die." William smiles.
    He then thinks to himself. "At last a peaceful solution."

     

    Aya (Chan)
    A monotone and distorted voice like the suit's microphone was one of those 2$ deals.
    "I heard the slave market is well established here."

     

    ♪ Haru ♪
    The advocates roll their eyes. "Slaves... our populous is not slaves; they want to work here." The leader of that group of advocates said apparently taking his "This is 1984" brainwashing class and passing it quite well.

     

    Aidan
    "Lavie. I want a platoon sent to take the shield generator by force. We need to secure the princess. Beam her up if you have to but I want her protected."

     

    Aya (Chan)
    "I have found the slave I want to purchase."
    She looks directly at the leader.

     

    Rockyeahh
    William starts to fill out his report about solving a conflict without violence, just as he noticed the message about an assault on the planet. His smile falls away.
    "I hate this fleet." he states bluntly.

     

    ♪ Haru ♪
    The other advocates not being paid well enough to deal with the psychotic levels fo madness they have dealt with this work day just turn away and leave the battlefield.
    The leader blinks at her repeatedly. "What?"

     

    Aya (Chan)
    "Oh my, the commodity looks to be confused."

     

    Aya (Chan)
    "The underworld will love their new pet~"

     

    ♪ Haru ♪
    "Under..." The man stops and realizing his "comrades" ran away at fear for themselves or just not caring anymore; whichever it was he did not know he turned around and ran away himself. "They said this job would just be picking on schoolkids and random homeless people... I'm not paid enough to deal with tanks, actual soldiers and slave traders...." Was heard as he was attempting to escape.

     

    Aidan
    Aidan was actually pleased as reports flowed in from the Lavie with mass desertion and confusion within the planet's so called security force. He walked out of the building Haru in tow.

     

    Aya (Chan)
    "Oh, someone's been naughty~ looks like someone's will have to appear Infront of a judge. How fortunate for you, it's not that difficult~"

    Fingerguns, as the appearance of the hand changed into a sort of taser, two wired pins fire from it and pierce his clothes, then the 50.000V current comes into play.

     

    ♪ Haru ♪
    The man was disabled before he could escape.

     

    Rockyeahh
    William spots Aidan and Haru leaving the building. "Ah welcome back. Did it go well?" William asks cheerily.

     

    ♪ Haru ♪
    "If convincing 1 of 10 is good then yes..." Haru said.

     

    Aya (Chan)
    Walks over to the man placing the suitcase underneath, as he's levitated upwards, then "disappearing."

     

    Rockyeahh
    "As far as it normally goes. That's a success." William shrugs.

     

    ♪ Haru ♪
    Marines had successfully secured Chi's estate. The local guards worked for Chi's security chief whom while he was an advocate he was not sided with the corporate overloads of this planet. Union forces began taking over parts of the capital as well. The area of the planet controlled by that guy simply called number 9 by the board immediately joins forces with the Union.

     

    Aya (Chan)
    The 'pilot' heads for the government building and leaves the suitcase at the front.

     

    Aidan
    Aidan breathes a sigh of relief hearing that the shield and princess are safe.

     

    ♪ Haru ♪
    Haru notices the new person pointing her out ot Aidan.

     

    Rockyeahh
    William braces for the new person to shoot at him. "Oh look, a new friend."

     

    Aidan
    Aidan walks still in Brutus. Turning to Aya he offered. "Thanks for the assist. I'm General Thornton."

     

    Aya (Chan)
    "Oh you're the one who requested help, looks like you had it covered. Well looks can be deceiving can't they~"

    The appearance shifts. It's literally a robotic frame with a taser and a solid holographic projector.

     

    Aidan
    "Still. No battle plan survives contact with the enemy" Aidan quipped.

     

    ♪ Haru ♪
    "Commander Haruka Sumimori; I'm the Trinity Forces Ship Lavie's Science Officer and Gem Specialist... Pleasure to have your assistance." Haru said introducing herself.

     

    Rockyeahh
    "Another terrifying person. Wonderful." William thinks out loud.

     

    Aidan
    "There are degrees of terrifying." Aidan said.

     

    Aya (Chan)
    Suitcase is actually a data collector and another surprise but looks like a suitcase with cash.

     

    Aidan
    Turning to Nik. "Lt. Do you still have your old body? I'd like to give it a new purpose. Nothing sentient,but something that could control the shield."  "Aye Sir. I'll get right on that."

    "I need to check on the princess." Aidan said, changing back in battle dress uniform.

     

    ♪ Haru ♪
    Haru nodded following Aidan. It would time to free this planet of its corporate shackles but at least some of the major footwork was done. Now only time would tell how long it would take.

     

    Aidan
    "Lavie...Thornton. Let's get boots on the ground. I want perimeters set up. Also let's fly the Lavie around the city for the next few hours. Let's let people know things are going to change."

     

    ♪ Haru ♪12/25/2020
    [5:46 PM]
    <END SIM>

  11. Good morning,

    Welcome to the new year! In our first year as a charitable organization TNU has seen a shift from not just being a singular writing group but spreading its wings out to being a place to support others, build projects and be a community. Soon I will be posting an annual report and providing additional details on our goals for both the sim as well as the foundation's goals with its taking over management of SciWorld, FallFest and also creating the SimmingHub resource center. Thank you for everyone who has been part of this and for those who have supported the development of the Visual Novel which has helped spur interest in other things within the project. I hope that this year treats you all well.

    Josh (Atsumari)
    TNU Project

  12. The New Universes Project: Eine Neue Reise Beginnt
    Season 3 - Episode 3: Behold Unto You…
    December 6 4566 Morning
    Narrated by Haruka Sumimori

     

    Having had enough of things on Rema and the world's general disloyalty to its own people we made our way to the capital building and entered having scared away most local security forces with the help of the Pilots Union along with our other superior technological enhancements. The away team and I confronted the Rema Governing board which consisted of the planet's corporate leaders. After making multiple excuses and trying to enslave yet another ship Aidan had finally had enough of the corporate games being played by the board and effectively; with the help of the Pilots Union and our own; now freed forces from the Lavie staged a military coup to restore the government of the capital city to the control of Chi; the planet's rightful ruler.

  13. In a hostile war-torn future the crew of the Trinity Ship Lavie are confronted by something they have little training with in this fourth season of the ENRB series; exploration. The crew has been tasked with a new mission; building relationships, exploring and making a mark in signs of waning galactic peace in this new unexplored sector of space full of hostility, new enemies and the unknown but also… possibly… new friends, new discoveries and experiences giving the crew something to move forward into in spite of their past trials. 

  14. Good evening,

    This is an official notice of update to our privacy policy and serves as the notice required by our terms. We have had change in our service providers and as such updated the list of providers. No other changes to the policy have occurred. Questions can be emailed to legal (at) tnuproject (dot) org.

    Thanks,

    Josh

  15. The New Universes Project: Eine Neue Reise Beginnt
    Season 3 - Episode 3: Behold Unto You…
    December 6 4566 Morning
    Narrated by Haruka Sumimori

     

    The team and I entered the Rema Technological Institute with the help of the young student in their shield maintenance program; Lima Aionios. She helped us get through the facility and into the city's underground where we met a technician who works for the Pilot's Union named Zed. Once there Zed explained to us the magnitude of the governing board's control and agreed to help take action in freeing his world from the control of its corporate overloads. We are now making our way to the capital to confront the governing board and hopefully put an end to this world of forced labor, captivity and classest control.

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  17. Federated Nations of Rema
    A planetary mega-metropolis taking up the entire world of Rema Prime. It is a massive city broken into districts where each district is controlled by a different government operated corporation. Said corporations all control their own area of the planet and report to the Governing Board for major concerns. The Royal family; of which the only remaining member is the young girl Chi is more a figurehead but maintains the worlds protection and oversees the worlds protectorate agency the Advocates which police the planet, ensure peace  and keep the people safe. Due to her age most governmental affairs of the head of state are not handled by Chi and are overseen by her AI caretaker Ekkes whom unknown to Chi has been reprogramed by the governing board.
    Governor/Princess of Rema: Chi-Gina Rema
    Planetary Guardian AI/Princess Chi's Caretaker: Ekkes
    Commander of Chi's Advocate Squad: Kun-Ou

    Civilians
    Lima Aionios - Student Candidate for the CRESCENT Shield Maintenance Program
    Zed - Technician; Pilots Union
     

    The members of the Rema governing board are not known at this time.

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