General Haummaur, Commander of tenebraes Ministry of Aerial defense stood . Poised on the edge of the darkness where the crystal Generated lights stopped illuminating the vast ice walled bunker, His breath visible in the still icy air.
His heavy uniform coat of Tenebraes Antarctic military doing well to keep him warm dispite the negative ten degree weather, Although as a Versus wielder… The cold was not something that he feared. He in fact did not even feel it at that point.
In the cold darkness beyond the aura of light he stood in, Great and huge 625 foot long Armored shapes stood dark and silent under the towering vaulted metal ceilings lost in the shadows above.
Most hovering in quiet rows 30 feet off the ground, while below them in the darker shadows, smaller bulkier and sometimes vaguely humanoid shapes lay huddled in identical rows.
“Soon now… They’ll see. The Council… The rest of the world’s militaries will begin rearming themselves, and faster and sooner then we would expect and we’ll fall behind. We can’t have that happening this time…” The General whispered to himself, there being no one else present in the bunker save for a silent and dark Observer machine which hung down from the shadows just outside of the aura of crystal light. Dormant.. There being no A.I. from the grid system currently animating the community shared mechanical vessel.
Haummaur regarded the machine with a look of stern expectancy on his face. His chiseled features narrowing as he did so.
“!!POLARIS!!.. !!ATYS!!” He called in an annoyed voice.
“WHERE ARE THOSE REPORTS I CALLED FOR?!? WHAT EVENTS ARE OCCURING IN THE WORLDS GOVERNMENTS?!?” he yelled at the silent machine.
Almost immediately the Automaton stirred in response. Its versus components, formally dark now glowing a pale bluish/purple, white. (Polarises primary versus circuitry colors.) It raised its head slowly, regarding the general as it turned on its overhead mounted chassis. “You called General Haummaur?” it asked in an icy songlike voice.
“Yes..” Haummaur replied, nodding his head in greeting.
“Thank you for responding Polaris… do you have anything on the affairs of the militaries of the GFA as of yet? And where is Aty’s? Why has he not responded?
“THE GFA HAS BEGUN THE PRODUCTION OF WEAPONS AND MILITARY DEVELOPMENT… SPARTA HAS DEVELOPED NEW VESSELS FOR UNDERWATER WARFARE ANS IS CURRENTLY REARMING THEMSELVES. SIBERIA IS CURRENTLY IN DEVELOPMENT OF UNKNOWN LARGE SCALE OPERATION, NORMANIA IS CURRENTLYIN A STATE OF REVOLUTION. MULTIPLE POLITICAL FACTIONS HAVE THREATENED CURRENT NORMANIAN STABILITY.. ATY’S IS STILL GATHERING ONGOING INFORMATION FROM SOURCE LOCATIONS…” The observer nodded its head as it finished its report. Regarding the now amused looking general.
“New submarines.. Rearmaments… secret operations… and revolutions? I would expect the subs and revolutions.. And the secret operations are a garentee what do you think this whole project is? But still.. better to stay one step ahead. Tell aty’s to gather any information he can find on that operation… look for leaks, slips of information, rumors, satellight images. The works, piece together the operation and report back to me.” Haummaur spoke quietly to himself. Not regarding the quite perplexed looking machine.
“YES. GENERAL HAUMMAUR.. WILL THAT BE ALL SIR?” the automaton asked, its head bowed.
“No… and what of the union of worlds?” The general asked Readjusting his coat collar.
“EMPEROR MYRIC IS CURRENTLY ON EARTH.. HE IS ASSISTING IN THE RECAPTURE OF THE EXHAM COLONY SIR. UNION SHIPS ARE CURRENTLY IN ORBIT. AND THEIR CONSTRUCTION OF THE RAVENSPIRE FORTRESS ON THE CANARY ISLAND CHAIN IS CONTINUING WITHOUT DELAY.”
“Hmm.. Well I think that its about time to dust off our new toys here, and give them some company in orbit. Show the rest of the world “AGAIN” just how powerful the Tenebrae Imperium really is. Would you not agree polaris?”
The machine nodded again. Its four manipulating claws clamping together and releasing again in what appeared to be anticipation. “YES SIR.. I WOULD AGREE. THE INFERNI ONBOARD THE SHIPS ARE BEGINNING TO GET RESTLESS SIR.”
“Then we should not delay.. Polaris. Launch the ships in bunkers 1 through 5 and scramble the crews to meet them at their landing pads topside, I want 20 of them to rondevous with the union ships in orbit. The rest of them and their crews are to report to the Leng mountain range as soon as possible. Understand?”
“And have 5 of them do what the Spartan’s are doing with their subs. A round the world good will tour would do well for us. End it at the Canary islands, help them to finish that structure. 3 more are to go to Tenebrae city for the official unvailing ceremony, those three are to leave before the others Polaris.. Orders from the capital”
“YES SIR.. WILL THERE BE ANYTHING ELSE?”
“Yes.. But commence launching sequences first Polaris…”
“YES SIR..” the machine replied. Swiveling around on its chassis to face the dark bunker with its bulking Tenebreous shapes. Raising its manipulating arms like a strange pararody of an orchistra leader conducting a symphony. Moving them in odd clockwork like motions around the diameter of its short cylindrical body as odd Mechanical noises issue forth from its core.
Almost in response to the machines odd movements and sounds, the bunker awakens itself. Unseen Tenebrean crystal turbine engines coming to life with deep earthquake like sounds that echo across the dark ice walls. Crystal generated lights flashing on in white hued rows along its seeming endless length. Illuminating the hundreds of dormant cruiser ships hovering in rows between the caeling and floor. Their smaller companion bomber vessels on the dark stone floor supported by their landing gear in rows, Five for every vessel.
Haummaur watches this in total silence, a passive almost reflective look on his face. As if he had seen he whole scene unfold elsewhere. “Polaris.. initiate the versus charging sequence.” he said to the machine in an oddly calm voice.
“ACKNOWLEDGED.” The machine responded, its aperture shutters expanding rapidly fully exposing the glowing crystal core as Versus energy suddenly surges through the bunkers power systems, being drawn from the Storm-grid system so many miles above their heads. Illuminatng the red lights mounted along the power lines as the energy began to flow throughout the bunker from an origin point behind haummaur. Leaping into the parked craft in reddish white arcs of crimson lightning. The versus components of the craft flashing into angry roaring life as the power from the grid jump starts their Crystal powered engines. the armored shutters on the top of the cruisers sliding upen systematicly to allow the power cores access to the charged arcs of power. As the roof of the bunker began to slide open horizontally on mammoth geared rails, spilling snow and broken ice shards onto the parallel tracks set into the center of the bunkers floor.
Haummaur nodded his approval as the assembled craft began to exit through the widening gap into the dark Antarctic day and the blowing wind and snow. The bomber craft docking into the hangers of the larger cruiser craft, Guided by their P.M.A.C. Artificial Intelligence systems.
Haummaur turned, his head craned upwards to follow the path of one of the first cruiser ships to take off through the now open cealing of the bunker. “Very Impressive Polaris… Excellent execution of the take off… now..”
The machine turned from its now completed task, its aperture shutters narrowing back to their normal size as the machine silently turned on its chassis to face its commander
“Back to our own agenda then!” haummaur said now with an actual hint of cheerfulness in his voice, turning to once again face the Automaton.
“How goes our private venture’s further south? Our own “Secret operations?” Have the GFA caught on yet?” he asked with a gesture of his hand.
“THE GFA REMAINS UNAWARE OF PROJECT. NEO-LENG. CITY AND MOUNTAIN STRUCTURES RESTORMATION PROGRESS IS CURRENTLY AT 78% COMPLETION. SHOGGOTH BIO-ORGANISMS HAVE BEEN IMMOBILIZED… ELDER ORGANISMS HAVE BEEN DICOVERED WITHIN REMOTE CAVERNS AND TUNNELS OF MOUNTAINS. NUMBERING 778 DISCOVERED SO FAR.. 557 HAVE AWAKENED SIR..”
“good… good… progress is going according to plan then’ And the less the GFA knows the better… “
(Some of tenebraes most recent military Spacecraft, both of Tenebraes Traditional Archaic Style of construction, The Rosaud class military Cruiser ship “Top” and the DC-S80 bomber-gunship craft. “Smaller version Drawn to scale with Rosaud class cruiser.”
Designed and built to act and operate effectively as Space, Air, and underwater craft due to their airtight and pressure resistant construction and Versus propulsion systems which generate thrust without props and burning fuel.
“The rosaud class Cruiser is capable of carrying up to 5 to 6 DC-S80 bomber-gunships in its hold.”
“The DC-S80 bomber is designed to both carry bomb loads as well as land based war vehicles, and is capable of carrying both Tanks and large military vehicles and depositing them directly onto the battlefield.”
The Tenebrae imperium not long after the draken war, became aware that Space “who’s travel they had already long sense mastered with their gateway towers.” Became aware that the impending arms race between the nations of the GFA would largely take place in space. And So Tenebraes council quite against the rest of the GFAs opinion to cease development of space and orbital weaponry for the time being, Began to build up their military space fleet. Beginning by calling their 4 of their 7 Remaining Orbital Versus Cannon station-ships back into earth and lunar orbits while the remaining 3 stayed in unknown locations.
Under the Direction of General haummaur ho oversaw the Rosaud class Cruiser and the DC-S80 bomber along side the DC-T48 and the DC-S54 atmospheric bomber Project, tenebrae built unknown numbers of these craft in the same Antarctic factories and production floors, and factory bunkers as the DC-T48 and the DC-S54.
Powered and driven by Tenebrean and Demetrion Crystal Turbine Engines. Which require no fuel, are of perpetual motion operations, produce thrust via anti Gravitational means And are capable of drawing energy directly from the Storm-Grid system itself .
Additional new technology on these craft are Tenebrean crystal coils which are ususalluy mounted on the outside of the hulls of tenebrean space or hovercraft, providing energized anti-gravitational lift acting effectively as hovercraft coils.
These engines. "Whose Technology and operations Remain a Tenebrean secret. dispite the curiosity and questions of other nations on earth." are capable of providing lift and power To tenebraes largest air and space craft, and are capable of lifting a plane directly through earths atmosphere into space at a fraction of the speed and thrust that would normally be required to do so, and are even capable of providing directional thrust underwater. Which these craft both have the ability to do.)
"More information on these craft when this picture is complete."
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