We OPEN ON the stillness of space. Suddenly, a crackle of energy and ship drops out of FTL (Faster Than Light).
Fans of the show will recognize it as The Raza, our hero ship. But for newbies who may not be familiar with what has come before – that’s alright. No research required. Our story has you covered. We CUT TO:
The bridge of the ship where we discover the ship’s commander, FIVE, a resolute young women in her mid-twenties flanked by a quirky female Android. They are waiting for… someone. Soon, that someone arrives –
In the form of five destroyer class corporate ships belonging to the Mikkei Combine under the command of their Commander Truffault. The Android immediately relays a set of coordinates and –
The six corporate ships take up positions. Then, as one, they fire their concentrated energy weapons towards a specific area of space. And, as they do, the sustained energy appears to have an effect – creating a breech in space-time, tiny at first, then growing exponentially.
On board the Raza, the Android reports. She is picking up an anomalous reading from the heart of the space-time window. FIVE holds her breath.
Suddenly, two alien ships drop out of FTL and immediately fire on the corporate vessels. The Raza runs interference, engaging the attackers in a spectacular dog fight, allowing the corporate ships to continue to concentrate their fire on the growing singularity until –
A small shuttle, the Marauder, emerges from the space-time breech. The corporate ships, their work complete, immediately jump to FTL, leaving the Raza to take on the alien vessels, holding them off just long enough for the shuttle to dock with them. The Raza escapes, jumping to FTL and, as it does, we CUT TO:
Inside the ship where FIVE and the Android are reunited with a long-lost crew member SIX, who has been trapped on the other side of that breech for over three years. It’s a bittersweet reunion because a lot has changed since he went away…
More to come tomorrow!
— Joseph Mallozzi (@BaronDestructo) September 16, 2021