Posted 31 October 2003 - 10:23 AM
After CABAL went renegade, The Brotherhood was in disarray. Without the communications ability of CABAL, Nod was defenceless. The cyborgs, now under Cabal's control, were running rampant. There was no other option, but to do the one thing that, above all others, we were unwilling to do. That was make an alliance with GDI. Unfortunately, we had no other choice. So we allied, and destroyed CABAL's last core.
However, there was another threat to the Brotherhood's existence, and it came from within. Recalcitrant generals, who believed that we should have fought to the death, suddenly disappeared. Although we could not spare the manpower, we sent a legion of the Elite Cadre after them, in order to find their secret hideout, and what they were planning. They never returned. We feared retaliation from them, but nothing has been heard from them since. There was another problem, though. The Nod Priesthood were unhappy about our alliance with GDI, but fortunately, they are just a band of neutered monks, whose only defence against attack is that no commander in their right mind would attack them, as they are not worth the manpower.
Our main research base is still protected against outside intrusion, but there is a new addition to our arsenal of weapons. A generator designed by GDI, and manufactured by the finest Nod factories, the Firewall is a structure that works on the principles of the Firestorm Generator that protects GDI High Command, as well as many other important bases. The only difference between the two is that where the Firestorm Generator creates an impenetrable wall defined by the Firestorm Walls, but needs to be charged, the Firewall generates a field the seals off the base to the prying eye, as well as creating the impenetrable wall described earlier. As well, although the Firewall requires almost 10 times as much power as the Firestorm Generator, it can run indefinitely, therefore providing the ultimate defence system. However, the generator can only be accessed by the most highest of commanders. The only other advantage to it is that it can use the pre-existing firestorm walls, without having it's own walls to be built.
The Forgotten are a major thorn in our side, as they are still continuing to harass our harvesters, and other underground units, when we travel their hidden paths. Although this presents little danger to us, as our harvesters are heavily shielded, and we can afford to lose a few, the real danger comes to our flagship, the Montauk. Although is too is heavily shielded, we cannot afford to lose it, or be out of contact for any amount of time with our command center. While they claim that these attacks are not against us, but an underground leviathan called Shailat-Hul, we are very suspicious, and as a precaution, underground travel has been curtailed, except in situations of dire need.
As Oxanna was fabled to say "Dead and back commander, dead and back."
Well, you have truly been dead and back. Even more astounding, you have survived over 50 years in CRS (Cryo-Regen Sleep), and the previous recorded limit was 40, and even then the test subject had complications. Yes, the year is not 2050, as you had suspected, but 2091. I know that this must be a shock to you, but there is no time to gently re-acquaint you with the current system.
There has been a great deal of changes since the time you went into CRS, commander. Of course, you were expecting this, but probably not to this magnitude. Here is an update on current events:
CABAL - After your counterpart went into CRS, and you soon followed, there were reports of cyborgs attacking bases around the globe. Of course, that should have been impossible, but it wasn't. CABAL is still activated, and he is working with a vengeance, it appears. By the way, here is the one person you never expected to see again. Yes, it is the GDI Commander who you know so well, and ended up fighting side by side in the Cyborg War
About 2039, we received a high-priority message from GDI High Command. It was devastating news. As we have limited time, here is a report from GRF, specially printed out for you, detailing the recent events.
It appeared that our probes that we had sent toward Alpha Centurai had finally arrived, 70 years later. We were as surprised as anyone when the emergency signal came in from them. The signal showed a fleet of Scrin ships surrounding the solar system. Most of our probes were destroyed, but 2 made it down to one of the planets’ surface. It showed a harsh, Tiberium-infested world. Soon after that, even though our scientists had proved it impossible for that type of star system, Alpha Centurai went supernova. Now we were in a dilemma.
Predictions were that the first wave of particle travelling at FTL speed would hit us in a month. We prepared for that, but we were unprepared when the particles hit our atmosphere and created a global EM pulse. One unexpected side effect of this is the EM Storms. The EM pulse affected the Ion storms that normally plagued us from time to time, and now whenever one hits, it blankets the whole area in an EM field. All electronics were affected, except for the ones in specially constructed facilities, such as your CRS that you and Slavik were both housed in. The software to keep you both alive was still running, but the software that was supposed to wake you in 2050 was outside, and got wiped.
GDI, as you knew it, ceased to exist. We reformed into a group whose sole purpose was to protect the earth, the Global Rescue Forces (GRF). We eventually recovered and everything went back to normal around 2049, but then our scientist informed us that another wave of particles would hit us in 2090, and if earth was unprotected, the radiation in the atmosphere would become so high, that only single-celled organisms would survive. However, a solution presented itself. If we could build a shield in space and have it at exactly the right position, the particles would be dissipated. We even were able to mount it on the Philadelphia, and use the Ion generators there to power the field. The shield was not to be a solid mass of metal. Instead, it was to be a mass of electro-statically charged wires. When the particles hit these, they would be destroyed, releasing energy. While we were able to complete the work around 2080, ahead of schedule, we found out why the star went supernova. It appears that the Scrin used Alpha Centurai as a staging base for their armada of ships.
They made the star go supernova, and were using the slower shockwave to propel their ships toward earth. Normally, it would take them at least 70-80 years to get here, but with the shockwave propelling them at close to light speed, they made it in 48. By that time, we knew and were able to develop our own series of spaceships to defend the shield, and Nod, now called Slavik’s Forces - The Black Hand Of Nod (SF) in honour of you, helped by developing a series of fighters as well, and creating a multi-phasic shielding that was singularly resistant to the Scrin weapons. The shockwave was diverted, wiping out half of the Scrin fleet in the process, but they are still a force to reckon with. Also, the civilians who we used to protect have formed their own group, the Civilian Marine Corps (CMC). The WPL have been making sporadic attacks at our and the Forgotten bases, but mostly they have left us alone. Now you are both up to date on the recent history, get out there and defend the earth!
Posted 18 November 2003 - 07:38 AM
Posted 18 November 2003 - 08:24 AM
Posted 19 November 2003 - 01:40 PM
They made the star go supernova, and were using the slower shockwave to propel their ships toward earth. Normally, it would take them at least 70-80 years to get here, but with the shockwave propelling them at close to light speed, they made it in 48. By that time, we knew and were able to develop our own series of spaceships to defend the shield, and Nod, now called Slavik’s Forces - The Black Hand Of Nod (SF) in honour of you, helped by developing a series of fighters as well, and creating a multi-phasic shielding that was singularly resistant to the Scrin weapons. The shockwave was diverted, wiping out half of the Scrin fleet in the process, but they are still a force to reckon with.
:!: - See my thread on the Scrin Armada...
Or failing that, give me a thousand other troops."
Attributed to Rogal Dorn, Primarch of the Imperial Fists
Posted 19 November 2003 - 08:21 PM
Posted 27 November 2003 - 09:18 AM
Hmm I need to get my old TD:E stuff on one of my Discs...
Posted 02 December 2003 - 04:15 AM
Posted 02 December 2003 - 08:23 AM
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