One of God's own prototypes. A high-powered mutant of some kind never even considered for mass production. Too weird to live, and too rare to die.” -Hunter S. Thompson

Saturday, March 21, 2015

Tempest Sector: Cygnus

Art by Wen JR
Atmosphere: Breathable Mix
Temperature: Warm
Biosphere: Engineered
Population: Outpost
Tech Level: 4 (baseline)
Tags: Quarantined, Tomb World

The Star Kingdom of Chimera once had a science outpost located on this quarantined planet. Sometime in Cygnus's distant past an alien race lived on this planet. This race has not completely disappeared however. Massive pyramids and monuments of metal and stone remain. Hieroglyphs and alien remains have revealed that this race may have some kind of relationship to the ancient Egyptian culture of Old Earth.

Exploration of the the various tombs have revealed labyrinth like catacombs filled with traps, treasure, and the mummified remains of these highly technologically advanced aliens. The explorers also accidentally released a virus that infected the modern technology brought along by the Star Kingdom's military and researchers. Drone's and other equipment became self-aware and violent towards the explorers. Thus the need to seal off the planet from any other group that might want to explore it and reap it's hidden secrets.

Since that time the dead have somehow been brought back to life. Often these undead have been transformed into cybernetic terrors. So far efforts have been made to keep these horrors from being able to leave the planet and hide the truth from the galaxy at large. There are those however who would like nothing more than to get onto the planet and reap whatever reward they might be able to. In fact the Monolith Corporation would like nothing more than to have one of it's infected “Gorilla” Drones captured, alive if possible and returned to one of it's secret laboratories for study. The tombs themselves are filled with artifacts and art that the rich would pay handsomely for if one could survive the creatures and traps that wait within. Finally there are those that would love to topple the current government with the news of what secrets are being hidden from the people of the Kingdom.

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