For a long time after the destruction of the evil Uni-t* there was peace. The newly formed Union gradually became everywhere, with the capital ship Starburst becoming stripped of its weapons and orbiting a completely new, freshly terraformed neutral planet, right in the middle of all known territories, and the Starburst gradually became more than a monument to Union, it became a capital city of the Universe, with technology from all different races.
Afterwards, as is the inevitable in the Gratuitous Universe, the peace went boom.
So did the Starburst.
Above the neutral capital planet, there was a massive battle. Damaged ships from almost all races fell down over the planet, most of them simply burning up.
Fortunately for the Forgotten, four of the oldest races in the Universe, the Original Ones, the Federation, Rebels, Empire and Alliance, who at that time had the greatest technology, also had the greatest re-entry packages, meaning their ships actually made it to the ground, damaged, but definitely not destroyed. They quickly met up, with the highly diplomatic races, accustomed to peace, eventually coming to an agreement. They would leave each other alone until their sub-space comms reached their forces. Thus peace, once more, reigned on the homeworld, now officially named Ac’terries, or, roughly translated, Planet Of The Forgotten. Time passed. Much time. Too much. Generations passed, new were born, and yet still no one came. Millenium after millenium passed.
The Forgotten’s rage slowly grew, generation after generation, until suddenly an almost subconscious thought was made.
The four colonies of the forgotten met up where their great ancestors had met up. They all decided that whoever had left them there would pay.
The Forgotten prepare for battle.
Instead of leaving each other alone, they pooled their resources and ships, transforming their wreckage into massive mining and production factories, building ship after ship after ship.
While this happened, all of it, the Great Fifty-First War raged on. All of the races in the Universe, except the Nomads, who had been wiped out to the point of total extinction in the 35th Great War, had been fighting as long as their elders could remember, and needed, more than that, hated their lives because of the lack of it, peace.
When the Forgotten finally came, they thought it was a sign that the old Union was to be reformed, but it was not the case. Dozens of ships met their end at the hands of massive, damaged, horrors piloted by the Original Ones, with the greatest weaponry and shielding ever known to all races. They destroyed the fleets coming to greet them with open arms, all of them, even the Swarm and Order, as some plucky fighter pilots of all races survived re-entry, living among the other races and forming hybrids never before even dreamt of. They nearly destroyed all the races, but then stopped. For, like in the old legends of the Union, something came. Something horrible, brutal, and totally evil in every possible way.
A very powerful “flock” of the collective Swarm, that was sucked into a spacetime anomaly thousands of years ago. They have emerged in the Great 51st War as almost clear victors already, having lesser technology but bypassing one of the Swarm’s main disadvantages, that is, with Shielding at very poor levels in their time, MUCH better armoring and hull plating. Obviously, worse shields and slightly worse armor as well. And their ships have been damaged as well, leaving their hulls practically on fire. Unfortunately for even the Swarm, it is no longer piloted by Swarm, their ships are piloted by unknown beings possessing VERY good cloaking tech. They are the greatest threat to the Universe since Uni-t and thus must be stopped, or at least slowed down.
They stayed on their own however, not accepting any entreaties from their previous brothers and sisters and whatnot of their race. Thus the 52nd Great War of the Universe began.
*All credit goes to Darkstar076 for his wonderful work on the Unity and Cen2050 for the Union.
Status: Needs testing and reviews, in Alpha Stage
current work: tests
finish time: A week of compulsory tests from you and me.
translation: Caput Traba means Capital Ship in Latin, like all other ship names of the Destroyers its name is latin.
Need to know if (even for a capital ship) its overpowered. Also need to know if it will work.
Last Updated Sat 6:05 PM AEST +10 GMT. 22 Jan 2011.