I have been thinking up this plugin for a while now since I played every TC and plug for Nova. I hope to finally finish it soon so I can move on to others. I only recently acquired the tools I need to produce the sprites I needed and that will greatly improve the quantity and quality of plugins I can create. Anyway, here is the intro screen for the Empire version of Dues Ex Machina.
The Solesian Empire has been around since 2029 when after a disastrous climate change event where much of the ruling powers were weakened, a visionary discovered the secrets of antigravity. This person by the name of Gabriel Rufino leveraged his popularity, fame and fortune into positions of power. Under his leadership humanity reached the Moon and set up cities and within 20 years terraformed Mars. He then created an empire which would stretch across 20 systems and last unchanged for 300 years. This prosperity came to an end when a group of rebels in the rich outer edges of the Carlos sector united, and with the help of incredibly advanced technology they somehow obtained, seceded from the empire in a bloody revolution. They now call themselves the Terran Alliance. We have been at war ever since and with the help of the discoveries made on Mars we will soon defeat and subjugate these cretins.
Another point in our favor is our alliance with the crude but effective warriors known as the Herkon. They came into our space from the galactic west and tried to invade us but were soundly beaten. When they surrendered they explained that they were chased from their homes by some sort of space-faring creatures. I myself have not heard anything of this and don't believe such things exist but the emperor must have because in an unbelievable show of generosity he granted them the empty planets of the Angel nebula in the galactic south. This decision caused him grief in the form of riots by the eager colonists that were supposed to go there but it guaranteed the loyalty of the Herkon and now they valiantly fight the Alliance along with us.
To the galactic north lie the worlds of the hated Renegades. These bastards attack our shipping and worlds like pirates and are surprisingly well equipped. We suspect that the Alliance is funding them. Last but not least in the middle of the conflict between the Alliance, the Renegades and us lies the quaint little planet of Independence. The people of this planet bought the rights to the system from Julio III when our colony there was hit by a massive asteroid shower and was destroyed. It acts as a buffer zone and allows trade from all parties remaining neutral in all disputes. I consider it a den of spies and thieves and I am convinced the Renegades got our plans for the Direfox Corvette from someone on that world. If it were up to me we would conquer that world for the glory of the empire and be done with this autonomy nonsense.
This is the universe you are entering into son, so be careful. Oh yeah, there are rumors of strange things out there. Most of them are hyperbole or ignorance but if you ever see a giant tree out in space turn around and haul ass out of there, I'm not kidding.
Well, thatâs it, you may go and may the emperor's graces go with you.
This would be accompanied by pictures of the wars and worlds and followed by the introduction in space.
Here are some pictures of my progress.
I can't promise that it will be better than nova but it will be out there at least. It will come in several installments each based on the point of view of a member of a certain species or faction.
Allaince Missile Frigate
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