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The Ophiuchi Consortium is located in the direction of the consellation Ophiuchi, as seen from Earth. The Consortium, although possessing far more volume than the UEF, is located in a more thinly starred region of the galaxy due to it’s greater distance above the galactic plane. Because of this, it is believed that the Ophiuchi Consortium has access to fewer resources than the UEF, and far fewer than the Orion Alliance.
Gravity waves detected
Location - NGC 6240
Massive Astrophysical Compact Halo Object (MACHO) Two Supermassive Black Holes on verge of merging.
Constellation Ophiuchus - Earth Distance 400-million light years
Ophiuchus Consortium in state of disarray. Outposts warring.
I think I remember one of the Opie spec ops guys from my days on Black Rock. His name was not pronouncable with human vocal chords but we just called him Corvus. He was a bad bad dude. He liked to torture prisoners but never wanted military info. Just did it to hurt them. He was good at war too. Very formidable.
If I remember correctly, the opie clans are run by leaders, tribal captians. The military groups adopt their leaders name symbol as an insignia. Some of the claw ship debris has a symbol that looks almost identical to the Corvus family crest. Not a good sign.
It was only a matter of time before the Opiuchi attacked. Maybe there could have been battles further out towards from whence the black holes collided and the displaced begin encroaching on Earth Federation.
Doesn't matter that Earth got nailed, though, because it places all the remaining planets under Earth control in the same panel. Humankind is now out of its nest and must learn to consolidate from a new base. This certainly isn't the end of the Federation just yet.
The demise of the Ophiuchus Consortium was mentioned by me only as a result of two immense black holes merging. The threat that they pose are the remnants fleeing from the outposts of their civilization and they obviously headed for earth first, so the logical notion is that they knew about Earth beforehand.
Then turning his gun to the right he saw Evans and then Monroe and finally Nathan. They were all built into the side of the ship. But continuing to look further to the right he saw three more cocoons.
Moving closer to it Studious couldn’t see very well what who was inside. Assuming it must be another captured UEF crewman he pulled the membranes aside and what he saw made his face turn pale white. It was another alien. This one had a mechanical suit attached to it.
Studious assumed that they must be making duplicates of races outside the UEF. Wondering how many duplicates these aliens had created and among how many other groups. The UEF, these mechanical aliens and perhaps the Opiuchi.
He checked the next cocoon and found that it was a human with civilian clothes.
Moving to the third cocoon he was shocked. It was the same type as the aliens that had captured him.
Studious said aloud “Why would they cocoon their own?”
Originally posted by badgerprints
reply to post by nenothtu
I noticed that but didn't have time to really dig. I thought he was in some form of thought loop to display symptoms of insanity for the reader. I noticed that but didn't have time to really dig. I thought he was in some form of thought loop to display symptoms of insanity for the reader.
Originally posted by nenothtu
Has anyone told you that you ain't right yet today?