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They just showed up one day...
Out of nowhere, really. At least, that's how it seemed to the people of Xenedria because they didn't know the backstory or what had happened. All they knew was that there was a very large, daunting looking ship in their orbit and a bunch of new aliens they had never encountered before walking around their streets and turning up in the slave houses. Aliens that seemed as out of place as they looked, who didn't seem to understand how things worked around here. They'd figure it out... eventually. Everyone does.
In orbit over Xenedria is a large ship like no one had ever seen before. It seemed to come out of nowhere, but where it really came from was that giant tear a few different groups of travelers had reported, about 25 light years away. A giant tear that cut across spacetime to another galaxy on the other side of the ever-expanding universe called the Rhylo Galaxy.
The leaders of the expedition, a species called the Veruans
, had learned how to create wormholes and had decided to experiment with traveling here, not knowing what they would find. But they weren't the first through the wormhole. No, there was another group, on a smaller ship, who had come first and they were the second, who had come through only a month later, with plans to explore this galaxy for the next year and then travel back through the wormhole. But when they couldn't find the first ship, they tried to return home, only to find that all attempts to get back through the wormhole had failed.
Proud and not wanting to resort to asking for help from 'lesser' species, the Veruans intended to stay stealthed near the wormhole and work on ways to get home. However, that is when they started getting reports back from their scouts of some of their people turning up in cages and being sold to people of this galaxy for exorbitant prices as rare, one of a kind species.
The Veruans approached the Xenedrian government demanding their people back. They were told no. They made threats, including displaying their highly advanced technology, to which the Xenedrian government pointed out that one ship with fancy technology was no match for the might of the human, Eridani, Okul, and Saedran forces all put together. They compromised. The Veruans could put their ship in orbit around the planet and could do what they could to get their people back and try to figure out how to get back in the meantime, and they would share some of their technological advancements and discoveries with the Xenedrians.
A tentative deal was made.
Wave One: The first ship through the wormhole was a scout ship holding only about 50 people. It was small and stealthed and they did not believe they would have any issues with any other species they would encounter. Unfortunately, they encountered an Okul slaver vessel with just the right kind of cloaking detection to see them. Overconfident, unsuspecting, and unprepared, they were easily overtaken. The Okul slavers split the crew up and began to sell them to the highest bidders. The majority made their way to Xenedria.
Wave Two: An exploration science vessel with about 200 people on it came through about one month later. They expected to meet up with the scouting vessel, but it was nowhere to be found. They later discovered that crew members of the scouting vessel were being sold, primarily from Xenedria.
All members of the crew are accounted for, however they are currently 'stuck' in orbit around Xenedria. Not willing to hold their crew hostage, the Veruans have given their people free range to go to the planet's surface and explore Xenedria. They can return to their quarters and living spaces on the ship at night, but they've only been in orbit for a couple of weeks and some are already showing signs of not wanting to return to the ship. Xenedria is an exciting place with a lot of exciting new species and a completely different kind of culture and the appeal can be strong.
Players! You have the opportunity to make any of our now 24 different species
, including 7 new species from the Rhylo galaxy, 2 species re-imagined and brought back, 1 species expanded and taken off hold, and 1 new Milky Way species!
Players who currently have an active, accepted character as of the time of this post may create and play characters from either Wave One or Wave Two. Players who did not have active characters as of the time of this post may create new characters that are a part of Wave Two. Wave One:
These characters were caught and captured by a group of Okul slavers. They were brought to Xenedria and may have been sold to the Slave House, the Warehouse, private buyers, or put up for auction. They are all currently enslaved and being sold to potential new buyers.Wave Two:
This is a group that had been prepared to be in this galaxy for a year, so there are 200 people on board who are everything from guards and security to scientists and engineers to entertainers and companions and so on. None of these are enslaved yet, but that doesn't mean they cannot or will not do something dumb and get themselves captured while exploring Xenedria. Some may also be enticed by the bright lights and exciting culture and decide that maybe they don't want to live on the ship any more or maybe they do, but they are enjoying leading a double life between being a responsible adult trying to figure out a way home on the ship, and getting a taste for what Xenedria is all about. Or maybe they are deeply dedicated to trying to get home and spending all of their time on the Xartyr
, the Veruan ship. It's up to you!
There will be future waves as well, so we will just have to see what comes out of the wormhole next!