Stellar Empires 5 An Age Anew On a world unbeknownst the the new powers the forces of a nation had descended upon the Karminite Remnant with remorseless totality, unopposed by the other major powers this burgeoning empire may once have become one of the new nations. However it had the misfortune of being particularly delicious. Stun weaponry flashed as the humanoids dropped to the surface with expert precision and zeal for war. Defences failed as the enemies EM weapons disabled technology and the blue flashes of stun weaponry disabled their operators. An invasion conducted by millions of troops over a single horrifying night. The people rounded up and loaded onto transports displaying all sorts of names. Names like "Joes Meat House" or "Bobby's Butchery" and a number of fancier transports dressed up in red labelled "The Red Sun Restraunt." with the motto "Bringing the finest in unwilling culinary delights light-years to you!" They were a terrible people and their brutal efficiency belied the gluttonous hunger in their eyes. From now until times end the only Karminite that remain would be used to breed more of their kind to serve only in the cookeries of their captors. Karminite Nuggets, Scrambled Eggs ala Karminite, Karminite on a stick... a future of food. Starting Events! - Note, once the IC starts these starting events will be included in the IC. Starting events are considered 'minor' events. A minor event doesn't require GM involvement and may be resolved within reason in a manner to your liking. Major events (which happen later on) are big enough to have GM involvement. @Viral ; Waexians ; One of your primo scientists has managed to discover a technique to successfully improve the file compression for backups and improve restoration speeds! Unfortunately, the technique is dependent on special hardware, specifically customised storage arrays and processor units. @Kadaeux ; Confederacy of High Praximand ; The Cult of One have managed to wrest control of one of the orbiting industrial asteroids over the homeworld and have begun attempts to de-orbit it into the planet potentially killing millions. @Legulus ; Selans ; One of your less stable scientists has developed a substance known as ICE (Ice Creation Engine), this bizarre chemical substance turns water to ice on contact, the process is slow but the same scientist accidentally released the chemical into Selanar's oceans (He and his team are no longer available, unless you want some Selancicles) and it threatens the global ecosystem unless stopped. @FrostedCamel ; Idioblocium Swarm ; A sleeper ship has drifted into the swarms system, it's crew complement quite asleep in stasis as the ship goes from who knows where to who knows where. This colony ship is filled with morsels. @Gat ; Allied Kanei Clans ; Part of the Crucible has released a self-aware program, which has taken over a small automated factory deep into the facility and is producing automated kill-drones to try and recover control of the facility. A military response is required, and soon. @Snakey ; The Llengese Free States ; A group of revolutionaries have risen against the government due to its involvement with pirates. A thousand men and women with outdated vehicles and a retrofitted frigate they intend to take the capital by storm. @Lstorm ; Gatekeepers of Euphoria ; One of the dangerous cults has detonated a low-yield nuclear missile in one of the smaller cities all but annihilating it, the humanitarian disaster there is compounded by the belief that some of the cultists may have moved in immediately afterwards with the intent of murdering survivors. First responder teams would see some confirmation of this with people crucified on ruined walls. @Brovo ; The Great Emperor's Republic of Patriam ; The Emperor's own flagship has suffered from an unexpected accident, a transport ship colliding with it, while normally this would not have been an issue, the explosives stored aboard going off and crippling the Veritas' engines and shields. @Maxim ; The Polaris Collective ; Some of the more dangerous cultists have released chaosware into a civilian mainframe corrupting the engrams of hundreds of thousands of citizens. The firewalls are only just holding. Should the break before a countervirus can be released... @Firewombat ; The Ennan Remnant ; A young prodigy has developed a technique by which they can conceivably begin to clean up the homeworld, though it would be a small improvement overall, it is still an improvement, and in the hands of the proper minds may one day develop into a much greater improvement. @Helios ; The Grom Ascendancy ; Prospectors have found a great vein of unexploited gold deep in the mountains, the resources offering a potential boon for some time! @CaptKiwi ; The Oxivian Union ; An outbreak of plague in the HERD facility has begun, fifteen percent of it's work so far is already in ruin and needs to be stopped quickly before it becomes a hundred percent, or worse, breaks out. @Sarzu ; A new technique for space-lifting has been discovered, potentially increasing the volume of material lifted into orbit from planetside nearly five times the previous limitation. @TheGreyWarden ; The United Galactic Federation of Phox ; An interstellar visitor arrives! A trader offering a cargo of snow-globes from far out beyond the system!