The Sky is Falling-- Current Running Major Story

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The Sky is Falling-- Current Running Major Story

Post by Chyleste » Sat Mar 12, 2016 12:54 am

The current major storyline at this time in Celestial City is the threat of a giant meteor heading toward the city. This is the basic plot points and what is happening so far. This thread will be updated with each new chapter of the story.

The first sign of the meteor, was noticed by the interstellar space heroine, Galaxia. She discovered a massive meteor in space on a trajectory that would bring it into the path of our planet.

Galaxia raced to Celestial City and tried to warn the heroes. She encountered a few and delivered the dire news. The only one who took her seriously at that time was Ghostwalker. Ghostwalker immediately started trying to gather as much information as he could using telescopes and other technology.

Galaxia then met with Dr Joule Maxwell, who represents the city government. Dr Joule listened and called for a meeting of the greatest minds in Celestial City. Reports were sent out through technology journals and other means of contacting the more intellectual individuals in the city.

The first meeting of the minds presented the warnings and discussed what options were possible. Due to the size, speed and how close the meteor was, the ideas of defecting or diverting the meteor were ruled out. More information was needed to decide the best plan to save the world. A recon mission was scheduled with the intention of learning the composition of the meteor.

While preparations were being made for the recon mission, Ghostwalker launched the robot hero, C.A.R.L., toward the meteor. C.A.R.L. landed and began reporting information back. The robot discovered that the meteor had a breathable atmosphere and was composed of both known and unknown materials. Before he could send more, transmissions were cut off mysteriously.

The first space mission was launched quickly. The technology company, BA Dass, with support from City Hall, accelerated their fledgling space program, preparing a space craft able to transport the team to the meteor. The team landed safely and started to gather samples of the meteor. Then the team was attacked by swarm after swarm of bio-mechanical bugs that seemed to be defending the meteor. The team was able to survive the bugs and gather samples. They then worked to find C.A.R.L. They not only recovered the robot, but they also discovered a female alien in a lifepod. The team brought back the robot, the samples and the alien pod.

The information from the recon mission was brought back and analyzed. Chemicea discovered that the meteor was made from both unknown and known metals, rocks and minerals but also there is a strange sponge-fungus like living material woven through the meteor. The living material seemed to absorb a majority of substances as if it were eating it. The substance is incredibly resilient able to compress and regain it's shape like rubber, or it can spread and flow like a thick fluid.

The alien was freed from the pod, alive and able to communicate. Her name is L'Minya and she revealed that the meteor was an ark filled with various aliens seeking a new home. She says they were attacked and imprisoned by an evil group of space slavers. The slavers locked the aliens in the pods and left the bugs to guard as the meteor carried them to the destination. L'Minya implored everyone not to destroy the meteor with her people on it.

A press release was sent out to the general public in hopes of calming the rumors about the meteor. There have been reports of some panics and some hate groups forming against the alien, a few have responded with violence.

Another mission was quickly readied to return to the meteor and rescue the alien pods. The team traveled back this time using Ghostwalker's ship. They made their way through tunnels inside the meteor. Tag devices were placed on the pods so they could be teleported out all together. The mission was successful and they also brought back a mechanical creature that L'Minya calls the tunneler. More samples from inside the meteor were gathered and reportedly the bugs were cleared out.

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Re: The Sky is Falling-- Current Running Major Story

Post by Chyleste » Tue Mar 22, 2016 4:53 pm

The people of Celestial City have started to panic. There have been riots and looting breaking out across the city.

Ghostwalker has shut down the Conway Nuclear Power Plant as a precautionary measure in case a meteor hits the plant. Sadly this has plunged the city into powerless darkness which has fueled the panic of the people.

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Re: The Sky is Falling-- Current Running Major Story

Post by Mr. Strong » Tue Mar 22, 2016 7:20 pm

*The power goes out, and returns sporadically, with brownouts continuing through the night. Since the last major power outage, more backup generators have been produced and rigged up to allow the city to maintain the electrical grid for the next few days. Unless more fuel or another fuel source is discovered, the electrical grid will be exhausted between Saturday and Tuesday, as meteors destroy buildings/generators/etc.

The city will need a new long-term solution for electrical needs, and this will likely be part of the post disaster rebuilding process.*

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Re: The Sky is Falling-- Current Running Major Story

Post by Chyleste » Sun Mar 27, 2016 1:51 am

A team of metahumans returned to the meteor and planted a network of bombs inside it. The team was successful in blowing up the meteor but in the process the hero Ghostwalker sacrificed himself to fight the living meteor and set off the charges.

The meteor was broken into much smaller pieces but some are still rocketing toward Earth.

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Re: The Sky is Falling-- Current Running Major Story

Post by Chyleste » Fri Apr 08, 2016 4:17 am

Several meteors crashed into the city. A major portion of the city was destroyed. The metahumans did their best to contain the damage and save people.

Now the meteor shower is over but there have been reports of slime monsters coming from the meteorites and attacking the people and metahumans of the city.

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