Jump to content
  • Announcements

    • Orioni

      Hello new member   02/03/2018

      Welcome to Europa. This site is part of the region of Europa in the online game NationStates. The region of Europa is a diverse community of nations, with a wide range of political and ideological values, working together through various institutions and alliances - at least when they're not threatening to go to war with each other. Whether you want to play it safe with a liberal democracy, set up a communist regime, or rule your citizens with an iron fist and the threat of turning them into dog food, Europa is a great region to play in. As one of the oldest regions in the game, everybody who's anybody wants to try their hand at ruling their own country right here in Europa. Just head on over to the Forum and have a read through the sticky threads. If you're curious about how all of this work, we've included some helpful links to get you started. A good place to start is our Hitchhickers Guide to Europa. Roleplayers will be glad to see our honest and fair RP rules. Check out our map versions and discover how to apply. Experiencing problem with this website? Our helpdesk is always open. Have fun! -- The Europans Team
Sign in to follow this  

Weird object crashes near coast of Tamurin

Recommended Posts

user posted image OOC: Gravedigging, 'cause this was a great RP and I can't remember it ended.. Also, some nations have a space program, so this could become quite interesting too.

Share this post

Link to post
Share on other sites

"Target is in place. A reinforced steel slab, 20 metres by 10 metres by 3 metres. Range, 2000 kilometres. Testing long range target acquistion. Power cells are charged and ready, fission reactors at full capacity. Begin firing sequence of the G.O.D. cannon. 10 seconds. Target selected. 8 seconds. Target is locked. 5 seconds. Cesium particles accumuated in magnetic feeder. 2 seconds. G.O.D. cannon firing!"


There was a bright flash at the end of the muzzle conentrator. 2000 kilometres downrange, the impact was clearly seen.


"Sensors on the slab are not returning any data. The energy may have overloaded them. Energy readings before the end of transmission was approximately 2754 terrajoules. Telescopes cannot clearly see the slab, the vapour cloud is blocking the view. Space science vessel Sarragossa is entering the firing range to provide a close up view. ETA 2 minutes."


"This is the Sarragossa, we are moving in at 35 metres per second. Beginning 1.5 G deceleration to 10 metres per second. Range to slab is...1200km and closing. Telescopes still cannot see through the vapour cloud. It is dissipating fairly quickly though. We estimate 30 seconds before seeing the slab and determining what is left. It is conceivable that with the G.O.D. cannon's power output, that the entire slab is the vapour cloud. We will keep you updated Thor station. out."


45 seconds pass.


"Thor station, this is Sarragossa. We have come to a relative stop at a distance of 90 km. The slab is no long there. There are no indications left anywhere. The vapour cloud is the steel slab. Test fring is successful."


"Sarragossa, this is Thor station. We concur. Thank you for confirmation. Standby one...Sarragossa...we have intermittent xeno readings. 40 000km outward, relative to Thor station 55 degrees latitude, 32 longitude. Can you confirm Sarragossa?"


"Wait one Thor station...we are checking. Confirmed. We cannot make them out. It appears to be heading towards Sarragossa at 200 metres per second. 35 000km and closing. It is decelerating. Thor station, this is no random xeno reading, we have a faint RADAR signature. Attempting to get a visual reading but our telescopes are having difficulty keeping up at the speed of the target. We have several new smaller targets just appearing on RADAR. They came out of nowhere, spreading out from the main body. It could be a carrier of some kind. 10 000km and closing Thor Station. The main body has come to a relative stop. The smaller unidentified bodies are still inbound at 100 metres per second."


"Sarragossa, we do not know what it is, we are training the G.O.D. cannon on the main target...in case of possible hostile intent. We suggest you move to within defensive range of Thor station and its defence platforms at best possible speed. We are sending out a universal greetings of greetings and peace. We do not know whether or not they can comprehend our language, or how long it will take for them to interpret Latin."


"Affirmative Thor Station, we are maneuvering to Thor station. In 5 seconds we can accelerate towards defensive range. We will be doing an emergency 7G acceleration. Clear all traffic of our path. They will close in on us long before, I pray they are not hostile xenos."


"Godspeed Sarragossa. The G.O.D. cannon will be charged for another shot in 10 seconds. It cannot acquire such fast moving targets unfortunately, so we are maintaining a lock on the main xeno body, but we can only effectively calibrate to 2 000km with current sensor suites so we cannot guarantee more than 45% chance of target hit."


"Understood, Sarragossa out."


"Sir, astromomers have been able to focus on the main xeno body. The image is grainy and slightly out of focus. You might want to see this.


"Thank you Flight Lieutenant, patch it through to my personal monitor."


user posted image


"Now that's interesting...inform Air Commodore Stanciu at Outreach Space Centre...we have confirmation of a xeno space faring vessel. Likely interplanetary. This is a priority message. Also, contain any information pertaining to this encounter. I do not want it reaching the public until the Emperor and Prime Minister allow it."


"Wing Commander! Sarragossa is within range of defense platforms. However...it is being fired upon! The Sarragossa is not designed to handle any kind of weapons fire!"


"Ready all Rapier II missile banks! Proximety fuse. Fire when ready! Issue a warning to back off or the main vessel will be fired upon!"


"Thor Station! We are evacuating! Sarragossa is automatically decelerating to relative stop. Please send recovery teams! Out."


"Weapons officer! What is the status of the xeno vessels?"


"We have one confirmed kill, 4 appear to have taken damage as they are retreating, the rest are maintaining the attack. Wing commander, permission to fire upon the xeno carrier!"


"Granted... order the G.O.D. crew to fire the G.O.D. cannon."


"Wing commander, we have a possible second kill. Sensors officer confirms Sarragossa has complete decompression and no power left. The fuel tanks have not been punctured yet, so it is still in one piece. I believe there are a total of 20 xeno fighters, they appear to have broken off their attacks. The G.O.D. cannon has missed its target. Astromomers confirm the xeno carrier is still intact and with no apparent damage. Kinetic energy of this magnitude would have done at least superficial damage to any conceivable mass."


"Wing Commander, the xeno carrier is moving back, the fighters are returning to the carrier. Recovery teams have been dispatched, the Sarragossa crew is attempting to reach relative stop for pickup. They report they are...230 km outbound. One of the crews suits has been puntured from debris...he is not responding."


"Understood...I will need time to form a report to Outreach. XO, take over operations and give me updates every 10 minutes." The Wing Commander hopped out of the command module of Thor station and to the space station's communication module.

Share this post

Link to post
Share on other sites

"Thank you Wing Commander. Do you have word on the Sarragossa crew?"


"Yes sir, the 5 man crew has been recovered. Flight Lieutenant Andrew Sherovky died due to asphyxiation. Some of the flying debris punctured his suit. We do not believe any damage will be caused to Thor station. Sarragossa itself is not salvagable, there are just too many perforations all along the hull. I have dispatched salvage crews to tow it back to Thor station to salvage anything possible, and then tear it apart to be used for possible construction of a replacement. Maneuvering thrusters are being attached to Sarragossa's hull as we speak."


"Excellent. I offer my condolences to Sarragoss'a crew for their loss, and I will contact his immeadiate relatives and any other family members. Be on the watch out for more xeno carriers. We will designate them Shivans for the time being, due to their unprevoked attack. You are to remain on tactical alert. We have a more advanced sensor suite that Freedom station was preparing to send to you in 3 weeks for extreme range targetting. I will give it full priority to be prepared and we believe it will be ready in one week. It has a theoretical range of 15 000km. Continue with the rest of the trials of the Mark I G.O.D. cannon. It is our first working prototype. I want to see what it is fully capable of. I am tagging all information related to the Shivans at level one security clearance. I am aware you do not have this clearance. Nor does anyone else who has seen what happened. So you know what to do."


"Yes Air Commodore."


"I will expect updates every 12 hours. Outreach out."




Air Commodore Stanciu prepared a full report to the Prime Minister and Emperor of Slavic Byzantium to go over what happened along with the pictures taken of the Shivan carrier. Only visuals from the Sarragossa crew were made of the Shivan fighters. An artist's rendering of the Shivan fighter, designated the Viper: user posted image


The Air Commodore also contacted every space agency in Europa with an identical message.




To all Europa space agencies. We are curious as to whether or not any xeno anomalies have been detected in the past 2 years as we have discovered random xeno energy reading and wish to confirm them so as to see whether or not it is due to a malfunction in our equipment. We await your respective answers.


Air Commodore Flavius Stanciu

Outreach Space Centre

Share this post

Link to post
Share on other sites
This topic is now closed to further replies.
Sign in to follow this  

  • Our picks

    • A military trade agreement between the nations of Fleur de Lys and Astriedan. "Following a rather small and fast contact with one of our representative in travel in Astriedan, it has come to our intention the will of the United Houses to modernised its aerial component of its military force. Which is why, in agreement of what we understood, I allow myself as DC of Aérospatiale to write you this letter to further know your intentions and in the hope of developing the needs and how we may fill them."
      • 11 replies
    • Summer has started in Antargis. The land of the eternal ice is being flooded with diffuse light, the ice slowly retreats, penguin chicks hatch and cute little seal pups open their round eyes for the first time. Whales graze on the abundant masses of plankton and krill cumulating in the frigid waters. But this year, something is different about the southernmost continent. There is a building standing between dunes of snow amidst the freezing haze. It is the Simon Station, the ISTC's foothold on the frozen continent.
        • Love
      • 4 replies
    • Morheim creates the Treaty for Cultural and Historical Exchange (TCHE), a multi-national organisation designed to promote co-operation in several academic fields as well as opening its citizen's eyes to the cultures of neighbours and potential friends. It is their hope that you will accept my invitation to meet with Queen Julia III and her team at Thale Royal Palace to discuss this concept and reach a mutually acceptable treaty which will kick-start this ambition of a young Archaeology student.
        • Like
        • Love
      • 20 replies
    • Tonight on Ahrana Today (AT) we have a special edition on the Communist Takeover. It is important to know and understand how regimes rise and fall. Tonight we focus on the new Government of Ahrana, the Communist. In order for us to truly understand, we must go back to where it all began, and see why the movement was so successful. Now is the time to show the world why the Communist are here.
      • 35 replies
    • TO ALL ATARA MEMBERS & OBSERVERS: The Interim Administration of the Argic-Thalassan-Alharun Regional Association wishes to congratulate the delegate and the delegate's great nation for fonal acceptance into this economic cooperative. In keepin with the confirmation of our esteemed member and observer states, we are formally extending this official invitation to the signing ceremony of the ATARA Charter.
        • Like
      • 16 replies
  • Who's Online (See full list)

  • Posts

    • Military R&D making great progress Earlier today, testing for a 3.35 meter tall mech design began in northern Lithuania. From what first-hand witnesses have told the Times, the mech was able to destroy a car with relative ease, shoot fire, and smash through rubble. Other projects shown off at the testing site included a new type of suit able to make the wearer jump slightly higher than normal, light-activated night vision goggles, and improved military-grade shields. In addition, a large artillery piece with a built in targeting system was demonstrated.  Check back tomorrow for more updates from the Commonwealth Times, your local, and absolutely only, news network.
    • International News DONA PARASS HOSTAGE SITUATION ENDS IN FIREFIGHT- 12 PASSENGERS SLAIN February 14, 2018   -12 Passengers, 2 Navy, 30 Hijackers dead in hostage rescue operation Sakspati Cape, International Waters- Early this morning, members of the Armada Special Operations Command launched a large operation for the rescue of the remaining passengers of the Dona Parass cruise ship which had been hijacked by a large Circle of Death cell just yesterday. The hijackers had immediately claimed their affiliation with the Hellenic Russian, now international, terrorist organisation. Sources in Corregidor Maritime Command (CMC) have claimed that the hijackers had attempted to run the Dona Parass aground on a nearby reef, so that their ground accomplices could proceed to move hostages and plunder from the cruise ship. However, our source also claims that this plan was thwarted by an Armada Redentor class Littoral Combat Ship, the VRI Sant Tomas (LCS-018) which had intercepted the hijacked ship as she bore down on the reef. Officer in charge of the hostage rescue operation, Comandante Gregorio Segovia, of the Armada Special Boat Unit (SBU), reportedly forced the operation underway 4 hours earlier than originally planned, citing the possibility of greater loss of hostage lives due to the "daring interception made by the Sant Tomas". This decision, however, came at a cost. The details are yet to be confirmed by Corregidor, but as of now, we can ascertain that the early launch of the operation had caught support assets like aerial reconnaissance and Republican Marine Corps (RMC), unable to respond in time. In the ensuing chaos, 2 SBU operators were killed by hostile fire and 3 more were seriously injured in what can only be speculated from amateur videography as a gas explosion from amidships--which claimed 9 of the total civilian casualties. As Corregidor has yet to release the complete data on the mission, INBC cannot yet confirm the exact events which have just taken place on the Dona Parass, though NGOs and medical units have released some data able to paint a figure of the results. The hijackers had purportedly numbered just shy of 200 men, 30 of which were killed, another 50 injured, while the rest were able to flee on skiffs used for the initial boarding. 12 Civilians were killed, with another 20 injured by stray fire, shrapnel, or burns from the gas explosion. CMC has also yet to release the status of the 3 wounded Armada personnel. More on this as follows.   MUTUAL EMBASSIES WITH GALLAMBRIA February 21, 2018 In a short Palá conference today, Primo Franso Deitorr included a statement expressing the Republic's intention to expand diplomatic ties with the Kingdom of @Gallambria . According to Primo Deitorr's statement; "Iverican-Gallambrian ties have been strengthened in the wake of the recent tragedies befalling Walmington On Sea. Noting that the Kingdom has not only recognised our openness to cooperation in the recent months, allowing our diplomatic parties a formal embassy, as well as recognising the efforts of our valiant civil servicepersons working to create a safer Walmington On Sea--it is only natural that we likewise provide mutual establishment for the Gallambrian delegations. I am proud to announce that the Republic will be opening the diplomatic district to a Gallambrian Embassy. We are confident that this establishment will only prove to cement our relations for future endeavours and further aid in solidarity against any mutual tribulations that may come." When questioned about the possibility of future joint-projects with the Kingdom, Primo Deitorr suggested that the Republic would be "open to any joint military exercises, or any mutual infrastructure development that His Majesty Albert II or the Gallambrian Parliament, might be likewise inclined to". ---
    • Defence White Paper paints grim strategic picture HMGS Ocean during a day of exercises in Newport Beneath the surface hurly-burly of defence politics about "freedom of navigation patrols" and where build our new submarines, there are greater and more enduring currents of Gallambria's interests in a changing world. The surface impress of Anthony Greenwald was that he is less hawkish than his national security-focused predecessor, that he might well place less of a priority on defence spending.  Questions abounded as to whether he would keep the promise to spend 2 per cent of the nation's wealth on defence by early next decade as Johann Haasbroek had promised. Monday's white paper put those doubts firmly at rest. The fact that Greenwald has wedged into sticking with the 2 percent pledge - to abandon it would have caused a tsunami on his party's right wing - no doubt played a role. But Greenwald's motives make little difference to the rest of the world. In defence, action speak louder than words, especially when the action is the outlay of 195 billion pound in new military hardware acquisition over the next five years. By most assessments then, Monday's Defence White Paper is a clear statement that Gallambria is in the game of Marenesia's rising wealth, influence and military spending. At the strategic heart of the document is the rise of communism within the northern hemisphere. John Prollecks, a professor of security and strategic studies at the Gallambrian National University called the paper nothing less than "the end of the illusion in Bromwich that somewhow Communism, is not a threat to our democratic way of life." The language in the paper, Prollecks wrote in a blog post for the Gallambrian Strategic Policy Institute, made it "unmistakably clear that Bromwich's assessment about the trajectory of Communism's rise in influence has become more pessimistic." The sharpness of the paper's language is captured by a section that states "while it is natural for newly powerful countries to seek greater influence" some have "sought to challenge the natural order of our ultimate aim for world peace, by challenging the rules that govern actions in the global commons in unhelpful ways, leading to uncertainty and tension".    
    • The Commonwealth Times under stricter ownership Following a few recent stories published by the Commonwealth Times that showed our glorious government as less-then-perfect, the King has taken full ownership of the company, and a new set of staff has been put in place. All previous workers of the Times will be provided with full financial aid and free housing. We promise. In addition to this, all other regional newspapers of the Commonwealth have been merged with the Commonwealth Times to make sure that no false news is being printed. At all. Check back tomorrow for more updates from the Commonwealth Times, your local, and absolutely only, news network.
    • Nation: Little Flau Flag: my avatar (or check my factbook) Culture: Pacific islander and hippies Location: Archipelago of 6 islands (preferably the ones off the coast of Aurelia as I already started RP'ing as them. It is not a problem if I cannot go there as I can rewrite my history ) Climate: Tropical islands History: Culturally close islands living separate for a few hundred years but uniting 20 ago to promote peace, trade and environmental protection.
  • Topics