Started by Doc Yo, April 15, 2010, 09:37:22 AM
Quote from Sideshows: Minor battles of teh* Revolution by Chein Ahn Dalou Even near the end of the war, Siren was remote from the great battles of the Panumanic Revolution. For some ambitious members of the revolutionary armies, this made it an ideal target for an easy propaganda victory, with none of the cost ( or atrocities ) that had dogged the largely successful rebellion. Officially an "Imperial Reserve" , held by the family of the Su-Baern Gaotis since 2794, Siren is a terrestrial world of lush forests, jungles and blue oceans, originally named Serene. Surveyed by the Empire in 2756, it saw the first attempt at settlement in 2760. Within three months, more than 70% of the 3000 scientists, technicians and entrepeneurs were dead, victims of what one biologist later called "The hungriest life in the Galaxy" . From the 200 meter armored fish that inhabit the deep ocean, to the two meter spider analogs that show a disturbing level of cunning, nearly everything on the planet is omnivorous, with a marked preference for live food. The Su-Baern Aevin Gaotis requested the fief in late 2790, after hearing tales of the wildlife, and slowly set about making a small corner of it habitable for human life. A modest tourist trade, largely bored and thrill-thirsty arrivistocrats from the more central worlds managed to keep the colony solvent, and fund the Su-Baern's true passion, early Martian pottery. In the years following, various members of the family kept the planet largely undeveloped, requesting Reserve status, in spite of the lack of any immeadiate threat to the ecology from either development or local space conditions. The then-current Su-Baern, Dennit Gaotis-Stern, was something of an amatuer naturalist, and like his grandfather, a military enthusiast. On a world where the the equivalent of the cockroach is a long as the normal human forearm, a natural affinity for heavy weapons has become almost second nature to the small populace. ( 96, 452 at the last pre-revolution census ) The Gaotis family had long used surplus military equipment to keep the local wildlife in check, and the typical 'family car' on the planet was usually an armored personnel carrier of some sort. The "Suba Den" purchased the damaged Titan 2c from an Imperial auction in 3024, and set about turning it into a sort of mobile laboratory, while keeping the bulk of its armament intact. For the next thirty years, the Frank Buck was a familiar sight at the various small outposts and settlements of the deadly world. Then came the Revolution. ___________________________________________________________ Who actually gave the order to "liberate" Siren is lost to history. Legend has long held that the surviving officer of rank in the force tracked down the bureaucrats in question, and simply dropped them on the surface of Siren, naked. In his biography of Col. Jules Tang, Conray regards this as unlikely, though the Colonel's movement shortly after the debacle are open to interpretation. On the morning of February 2nd, 3054, Col. Tang was only the commander of the heavy armored support accompanying the 5000 revolutionary militia on their way down to the surface. He is reported to have been quite happy with his vehicle and crew, though less enthusiastic about the "Revolutionary Display" of the paint scheme. The following images depict the "Red Liberty" as it appeared shortly after landing.
Quote from: Jschmus on April 15, 2010, 09:47:29 AMIs that Frank Buck as in "Bring 'em Back Alive"?
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