a reply to: Saint Exupery
Thanks everybody for your input. A more plausible concept may be to have two "married" stars in a bi-star orbit and they would orbit a more massive
star. The Tripidion home world would orbit one of the smaller two married stars.
The story won't focus on the Tripidion home world for the vast majority of the story because given the technology advantage the Tripidions have, it's
the very last solar system in the entire universe the Feditary would want to visit.
The Tripidions are a hardened reptilian like race of highly sentient beings. With that said, their biology and culture are unlike anything existing
on Earth One.
The story begins in the 37th century (Earth One time) after every planet in the Sun solar system has been destroyed. While the tall monsters have no
regard for simplistic human life or our antiquated technology, they do make it the highest priority to destroy humanity's hive planet, Earth One.
Leading up to this, relations between the Feditary and Earth One deteriorated into a Cold War in which both embargoed the other. Despite not being
able to match the Tripidions in battle, Earth One insisted the Feditary mount attacks to retaliate for repeat attacks against Earth One's outer solar
system space force, the Feditary (the Federal Military of Outer Space evolved into the Federal Military which evolved into the Feditary).
The Feditary refused to follow insane orders from a planet thousands of light years away. This created allot of friction between the two. Earth One
issued unenforceable sanctions against the Feditary moving the Feditary to declare independence.
The Feditary restocked it's resources via planetary mining and harvesting so there was absolutely nothing they needed from Earth One.
Besides, all the hyper light based communications was vulnerable to Tripidion detection. While the Feditary was always moving, Earth One stayed in
the same place from a universal perspective and tracing hyper light proved that.
Ceasing communications made both safer in theory but in reality, the location of Earth One had already been compromised. At least, that is the story
the Feditary Lords (leaders) told it's pack (people).
Among rebel minded people, there is doubt about the truthfulness of the demise of Earth One as told by the Feditary. However, such discussion is an
act of high treason. Except for rare exceptions, the discussion of Earth One and Earth One culture in general is prohibited. This is difficult for
music lovers because music seemed to peak in the 20th and 21st centuries when all human life still existed on Earth One (that's how I get around
issues involving music).
While the Tripidions have three defined sexes, it is difficult for a human being to detect which is which by visual inspection. Tripidions do not
have external sex organs and it is unclear what advantages one sex has over the other two.
While it takes three Tripidions to reproduce one, Tripidions do not touch each other during the mating process.
There are many unknowns to the Tripidions.
Tripidions have no regard for human life and at times, appear to hunt humans more out of sport then necessity. Sport in the sense that stepping on a
cockroach is a sport.
Tripidions weapon of choice are negative matter based guns, both carried by hand and mounted on ships. Massive negative matter cannons are used to
destroy planets. Tripidions will destroy every planet in any solar system that has an active or fading human signature so it doesn't do much good to
be a rebel. Instead of being hunted by the Tripidions, you are hunted by the Tripidions and the Feditary.
The bottom of the Feditary consist mostly of regular working stiffs like us, struggling to stay alive as long as possible. The top of the Feditary
(the Lords) is very dark in nature. Examples would be the Empire in Star Wars or the Nazis in reality. Hence, the conspiracy theories about Earth
A growing number of Feditary packman (packman means people; there is no plural for this word) are becoming rebels and hiding on planets.
Rebels don't have the resources to stay in the safety of outer space. If the Feditary finds them, droppack troops will be sent down to kill them. If
the Tripidions find them, every planet in the solar system will be destroyed.
The Feditary needs every packman it has and they use violence and fear to keep everyone in line. The Tripidions want humanity annihilated so they
promptly destroy every planet they come across they think humanity could benefit from.
In the 37th century, only 15 million humans are still alive in the universe. At the current rate of declination, all of humanity will be extinct
within the next 400 years.
In the 37th century, the average human who dies of natural causes lives to be about 200 years old (Earth One time). The Feditary has managed to slow
down the aging process by about 50-60%. So, given the state of affairs, 400 years is not a long time.
Humanity needs a technology breakthrough or a superior ally to save itself from extinction.
So if you aren't going to finish that synthetic alcoholic beverage, I'd be happy to finish it for you. I'll even throw in a credit or two.
Footnote: Feditary families are allowed coins (residences) of 100 square feet per person, minimum. Promotion of rank will allow for added space.
Criminals on death row and Feditary packman on warships have quad bunks in a 25 square foot room.
Prison cells are called pennies and they contain a quad bunk, a chair that doubles as a toilet, a fold out table so you can eat while you sit in your
"chair" and a small sink. Most prisoners apply for slave duty. It's hard work, you don't get paid and you still have to sleep in your penny but it
sure beats sitting in that penny for the rest of your life!
Word of advice, don't become a rebel and avoid any discussions about Earth One. Follow the rules and you'll promote off the front lines faster.