"This is Mart Martizon reporting live from the SNN Studios in Newlon
We start the New Year
with great expectations in the events we assume will unfold. Like
a spool of old recording tape, which goes into the digital recorder of
time blank, it emerges with images and sounds of our activities, those
seen by us and those unseen. It holds hidden charms or demons
ready to awake and shock us. It contains the essence that we as
newsmen take great care as not to distort with our own views and
opinions, afraid we will lead the general population down a road that
will cause us to stumble and fall. It is a fact that recorded
history can be both, a ladder bringing us up higher as a species, or
cause us to stumble and fall down. To fall down is to ignore the
history and make the same mistakes again and again, a process that has
no gain for a civilization but only a loss and an eventual downfall.
And with that said and
done we begin the year with Kisco Ersean on the new observation base
"I would rather call
it a platform gone subterranean Martizon. This is K. Ersean from
Lunaria. As I meander through these hallways with an occasional
view of the outer rim of dusty grey sands and broken craggy craters I
am reminded of the ancient history of this place. Under the
Celestial Monarch Mirins 2nd, the Unapiterians established this lunar
observation post over four hundred years ago. When Mirins came to
power in 1530 U.C., he knew his conquering arms would come against
developing worlds, so he placed limitations on his conquests.
Such a decision saved millions of worlds from exploitation and ruin,
which today are shining stars of the Imperium. During those times
when they conquered the Fylight galaxy this lonely outpost was
established. A single ship, specially designed with long term
habitation is buried near the terminator zone. Since Lunaria
revolves at the same pace that Terra does one side is always seen while
the other is in darkness.
And it's here, only a
dozen Sectals from the terminator, in a deep crater, that Rambadar was
founded. Named after the Unapiterian deity Ramba, the 'forever
watcher' this base has been occupied since. With a few additions
in underground living quarters these scientists have watched and
recorded the scattered affairs of humans on Terra. They have
carefully observed the development of a growing civilization to the
present state of concern.
But the real story
doesn't begin until now.
with the advance of rocketry and digital science, plus nuclear
discoveries, warranted a closer look. When the Administration of
Planets was created by Emperor Zaterite to monitor developing planets
this base was expanded to meet the challenge. But, now, today,
that challenge has become a grave concern. Senator Massaline from
the Regent of Byloria, who sits on the AOP Committee, has proposed a
further expansion of Rambadar. He fears for the self-destruction
of the terrene community and stresses a greater presents for its
protection. In this speech of last year he makes a valid
point. "Not only will we lose a fine and beautiful Class A world,
but a bright promising ethnic civilization with its stupendous artistic
achievements. The ruin of such a celebrated race of thinking
minds would be a sin if we, as the conscript fathers of the Universe
permit it to be so. I demand, before this august assembly and the
embodiment of the Crown Imperial to take necessary steps to preserve
these people from their own folly, so that they will make a fine and
noble contribution to our Empire in the near future."
In short, he is asking
for the extra special funding to assist the AOP in assigning a small
fleet of fighters, or a Task Force with Mother Ship to standby incase
they start to throw nuclear missiles at another. Such a force,
when mobilized after studying events, can knock out any low orbital
rocket activity rising from the surface. Also, his bill calls for
reopening the old and concealed Unapiterian bases on Terra itself, plus
sending agents to infiltrate their society for an even deeper
To make a shorter
report, Massaline's request was approved by the Emperor Dwitinton
"I noted a term in the
Senator's speech, 'Crown Imperial'?"
"Yes, Martizon, an old
term that once was used as a title for the first Emperor but was
dropped because it made us look like a monarchy and not a
republic. People thought differently in those days before
Zaterite's expansion policies."
"You say this new Bill
will give Lunaria a military presents?"
"If they start to lob
bombs at another the AOP Initiative will be too stop it before they
kill themselves and even go as far as occupying the planet. A
detailed long term plan has been drawn up, based upon similar actions
by the AOP from other worlds. A military presents and example is
part of the plan."
watched and secretly exploited Terra for four hundred years until we
came along, and now because of nuclear technology we expand our
presences expecting the worst. My question is how accurate is the
AOP in their predictions?"
"It's not a question
of development, Martizon, but of population growth. Standard
formulas based upon less fortunate Class A worlds show within thirty
years over population will cause severe social stresses in their
society. Uncontrolled growth of numbers will wreck a government's
ability to provide and lead to mass migrations of entire ethnic
groups. Spinaza once said you control population you control the
distribution of wealth. When a society goes out of balance, when
you have more people than jobs, you have a breakdown to chaos, and this
leads to terrorism. All this is predicted and will happen.
They want to be ready when tensions reach the firing point."
"You said old bases on
Terra are re-activated and agents are there?"
established six secret bases used to observe and collect commodities to
be purchased by the nobles of the Unapiterian court. Mirins the
2nd may have been enlightened but he also had to please his nobility to
maintain his power. When he created the a 'non-interference'
policy with developing worlds he also allowed merchants to send agents
there where they secretly bought, or stole, commodities to sell or
auction off, so long as the inhabitances did not know of this.
Unfortunately, corruption came after under Mirins successor.
Barters may have been a brilliant monarch but he allowed his nobles a
free license, where entire planetary systems were seized and controlled
for their resources. It depended on who was favored and how
sternly the laws were enforced."
"So, this policy
caused our ancestors to revolt?"
Martizon. All those abuses surfaced in the Unapiterian
bureaucracy under Carpon Devon. Getting back to Lunaria, the
base's personal has now increased to three hundred, not including the
spatial Task Force. By careful watching, with ground agents and
total monitoring of all broadcast channels, Rambadar can act quickly
before a nuclear disaster. Terra is within the Amazian solar
system and we don't want to lose this planet like others in the
past. Class A worlds are precious and a trust to those who live
on them. This is Kisco Ersean reporting from Rambadar on Lunaria."
"Seems one domino
leads to another affecting the timeline, a linear road we must all
walk. Now for something that is local and homegrown. Since
the Emperor Dwitinton came to power a year ago he has been very busy
improving and upgrading the home world. He has corralled
industrial leaders and financiers too invest in Amazia herself, where
as the previous Emperor was more interested in things beyond our
skies. One of the Emperor's chief concerns is improving the power
grid. Since the 2000s, Amazia has invested in plasmatomic power
blocks. Gigantic twenty story blocks of cement and hardened
materials in housing a single reactor generating electrical energy, we
have seven such generation plants on Amazia, four on the Union
continent, two on the Idon and one on the Cabrean Island chain.
But, with the growth of Imperial power and Amazia becoming a major axel
in the Universe, these sources are now inadequate for domestic and
In 2030 the eruption
of Mount Boom, eight hundred Sectals from the Conrspal Desert Reserve
and power block near Lake Menor damaged the reactor, forcing the
shutdown of that facility. Since, this has caused power shortages
hindering high tech industries from expanding and creating more
jobs. So, a quick solution has been achieved, reporting live is
"What you just saw is
Edvuad Dwitinton, nephew to the Emperor, along with Minister Arther
Steinton of the Department of Conservation and Sanitation, next to him
is the chief Executar Hymin Dmitron of Sasabar Industries, and around
me is the Bentor Dam, the first prefabricated structure of its
kind. This is Sabe Generion reporting live from the now calm
waters of the Zocon River. Only two Agels ago this valley was the
scene to turbulent raging waters, but now a placid recreational lake
with town houses. The construction of the hydro dam Bentor is
only one of hundreds dedicated within the last year solving the
planet's energy problems. Also, other famous dams such as the
Great Tons, built in the 1882, and the Ancor Dam, the Dwitinton Dam,
all restored and constructed in a quick manner to provide power.
It has been determined
for the cost of one power block you can build four dams and provide a
environmentally safe area. There are numerous groups who oppose
the use of high heat plasmatomics on Class A, B and C worlds. As
you know plasmatomics harness the power that is found in a star's
core. It's the fission to fusion, under compressed gravity that
creates the forth state of matter using natural hydrogen. This
technology can breakdown and the resulting explosion can do severe
damage to the planet. There's been incidents on other worlds
outside the Imperium resulting in terrible consequences for their
inhabitances. Even though we've never suffered such an accident,
it doesn't mean it can't happen. Given the age of these power
blocks the Emperor is slowly moving to a more safer power generating
"So, the building of
prefabricated hydro power dams cheaply is the answer, Sable?"
"Yes M.M., but it goes
even further than that. The Randiyon Corporation is also
introducing a safe household domestic plasmatomic cell for providing
cheap energy to a home of four family members. This domestic
power plant will remove a house from the power grid and its energy cell
will provide all needs in heating, air conditioning, lighting and
appliance operation for twenty years. This will enable the power
companies to concentrate on light to heavy industrial needs."
"A question of
maintenance enters my mind about this. The cost of upgrading a
number of the older dams was considerable, are these new power
generating facilities more efficient?"
The new magnetic hydro dynamos use a series of natural magnetic
minerals from other worlds which are far more powerful. The
overall installation is almost self-maintenance free. If there's
no damage to the system they are rated for over one hundred and fifty
years of power generation."
"Such a boon to the
average person is worth it. I suppose all future houses built
will be self-sufficient energy wise?"
"Yes, M.M. Other
companies are jumping on the bandwagon offering conversion unites that
are tested and proven safe. One such company estimates by 2065
all houses on Amazia and her major planets will be independent of the
big power companies, some maybe sending their surplus power to the grid
and even get a small rebate on the cost of a new unit when the old one
"What about office
"A larger power unit
will be offered or they can tie into the grid, depends on the builder
and how economical it will be."
"Speaking of power
needs, a group of scientists are studying the Klistron Monitor, the
great subterranean machine leftover by the Krill. They say when
it was operating half a million years ago it supplied power for the
entire world. Anything on that Sable?"
"What I've heard M.M.,
that remarkable machine drew energy from the core of the planet and
broadcasted it. The Krill, residing in their cities merely had to
raise an antenna and get all the energy they needed. Such
technology is still beyond us today. We can beam microwave energy
from solar collectors in orbit, such systems are in use on planets
without an atmosphere, but it's the density of air and weather systems
that reduce the effectiveness of such a system. Plus, any living
organism would be fried by such quanta wavelengths of energy. How
the Krill did it is still a mystery."
"One last item on my
mental agenda, you said Edvuad Dwitinton officiated at this dedication
"Yes, M.M. He is
the Emperor's nephew, a bright young man who is an upcoming star in the
Emperor's following. This was his first major challenge and what
you see behind me is a success. I'm sure the Emperor will tap him
for more specialized projects in the future. This is Sable
Generion, saying bye."
"As each year slips
pass our scrutiny I am still intrigued by what we do. Either it's
very good, or uplifting to society or a disaster of hellish dimensions,
it's the events that keep us going. For us it's more than a
monthly pay credit, but a way of life. To sit here at this
console and see history in the making is a rare privilege only a few
can enjoy. Beyond this room our information and data streams go
to the archives, the libraries, the news and novian hardcopy and to the
college teachers at our universities. It is they who take our
data and synthesize it for the next generation of men and women who
will sit in this studio chair. I am reduced to some 'watcher' who
pontificates over society barking the facts so others may evaluate the
But those results can
lead to a path no one wants to tread. Reporting live from the
giant Craft Carrier of the 433rd Task Force is Heva Sidlemon."
"Once my feet touched
the soil of Hastelos Pray but now I stand on the cold hard deck of the
Roaring Tygar. This is H. Sidlemon reporting from deep in the
northern regions of the Fylight called the Scutum Centuari, which the
Pandrein Pass crosses, escorting a fleet of escaping merchant ships and
civilian bulk carries away from the colonies. Since the collapse
of the Rzenchrom Council with the Altairians events have taken a
terrible turn. Feeling all efforts have failed in dealing with
the G.M.A.A., the Lizyonite brokers and losing faith with the charter,
Curlator Apolaros, with the support of Prefect Bevel and his men, have
declared the Amazian colony free and no longer part of the accords with
the Altairians. Declaring Hastelos Pray an independent nation,
unveiled a new flag.
Angered by this the
Altairian Derroga marched in with his armies, plus backup troops from
the Unapiterian merchant colony of Mishka-Berandy, and overran the
entire place. Bevel fled with a large group of supporters,
civilians and their families but Apolaros and his people are
captured. We think they are prisoners and will be used as
leverage in negotiations."
"This is shocking…why
did Apolaros do such a thing and removed his people from Amazian
"Well Marts, seems
Apolaros made a rash decision. He is young, use to getting his
way, a fast achiever. Nothing wasn't happening for him, if his
efforts went forward by two points something bad drove him back by
three. The G.M.A.A. argued with him, made promises but fell
short, the Lizyonite brokers stalled for time, charging both sides a
fee every time they gathered, and events beyond his control stymied his
people, so he took this rash course and declared independence. I
guess he felt he could do more this way."
"But by his actions he
opened the door. You say the Unapiterians assisted the
"Well Mart, according
to Contor Commander Beilmont Sigling and his spy guys, the Unapiterians
signed a mutual protection pack called the Dual Alliance at the end of
last year. It also seems they provided the Zenobian terror
troops, working both sides of the fence, to cause a rise in
hostilities. As per to some master plan the Altairians achieved
their objective in eliminating the colony and the entire merchant
"So, what are we going
to do now?"
"That is now in the
hands of our diplomatic core in the Foreign Relations ministry.
Contor Commander Sigling and his Task Force have begun withdrawing
civilians to safer planets and other Contor Commanders are on full
Yellow Action preparing for the worse. Where this is sinking too
will not be in the best interests of the Emperor, Mart."
"A Dual Alliance,
sounds like we didn't see that one coming. Anything else you want
"I am dedicated to
this and will remain in harms way until it is resolved, either by the
spoken word or by the photonic blaster, this is Heva Sidlemon aboard
the Roaring Tygar, out."
"I can not but envy
Heva for his steadfast loyalty as a novian stuck aboard one of our
fighter craft mother ships. My next question is, are we ready to
go to war with the Altairians and Unapiterians? Both are formable
powers that flank us up north and down south. But, I'm sure our
War Council under the direction of Brigadier General Matson, and his
strategic staff, will protect us from any serious harm. This is
not the first we have been threatened by a small crises. Our main
concern is protecting Amazian lives and property. We have a
considerable space fleet leftover from the Zaterian Wars, plus large
amounts of infantry troops that can be re-called from the colonies the
Emperor founded. I firmly think this situation will be diffused
before any real shooting begins. This is Mart Martizon reporting,
and that is it for 1/1/2034."