This is me playing *DL* and I just came up with a story.
==The Arcean Empire Chronicles==
Location: Inside the Arcean Palace, Arcea.
Year: April 28th, 2325
Hours before the Human invasion.
"My liege, they are coming."
"I know..." Said Lord Vega the 3rd to his 2nd in Command inside the Arcean Empire HQ in the Arcean capital. It was a dark night, everyone were worried, didn't know what was coming. But they knew it would be bad, very bad. The citizens of the Arcean Empire had lost all hope, and all left for them to do is eat their last meal in this last evening.
"My Lord, do you have any course of action? Anything we shall do?" Said the unnamed 2nd in Command of Lord Vega.
"No..." Vega was angry. "Those Human scum! They tricked us all!"
"Your Highness, it's not our fault, their plans seemed so reasonable that time."
"You don't understand do you? Don't you see what they have done? Nine different races, nine!" He took a deep breathe "They wiped them all out! Using the same technique! And they all fell for it! We should have seen it coming!"
"They were our allies, we could have never known!" Said the 2nd in Command, trying to justify the Arcean Empire actions while Lord Vega himself knew that all they have done was in vain. They could have never known what was coming.
"The Altarians were their allies, and they slaughtered them! Like bugs! How could they, the "Terran Alliance", pretending to represent some peace-loving Alliance... They are more like an Empire now..." Lord Vega took a seat near his 2nd in Command and sighed.
"Before our spies were found and killed by their officials, they figured out what was really going on in the Terran Empire. President Bradley, or should I say, Emperor... Charles Bradley... The one who started all this. He controls the Humans in fear and terror. He just wants to give them an image for someone who can lead. They are not democratic; they are Imperialists, controlled by Bradley alone. He disbanded the Human Council a long time ago." He suddenly stood up, took a glass of Arcean beer and drank it. Then he set back in his place. "You know, his forefathers were much more smarter than what he is now. Bradley... That's a name running in the family... I remember how my grandfather told me that the Arcean Empire and the Terran... "Alliance" will be great allies with Alan Bradley as their leader. But he was assassinated by his own men. Who would have ever believed, ah?"
"I... I didn't know that my Lord... I guess it's too late now isn't it?"
"It is... It is unfortunately, but what makes me even angrier is how we, the mighty Arcean Empire, fell like all the others... Bradley wanted to revenge the millions of deaths the Drengin Empire caused them; he first used his tactic on them."
"What tactic if I may dare ask, Your Majesty?"
"Their damn tactics to take over the galaxy you incompetent fool! And we did nothing to stop them! Arrrrrrgg!" Vega pushed his 2nd In Command to the ground and left the room. He walked across the hall and came back shouting. "The Humans placed all their military right near one of the Drengins' military outpost, and then, they took it out. They had huge armies they recruited in almost no time, and their technology prospered like you have never seen in your life. Feared by that, the Drengins had to unwillingly sign a peace treaty with the Humans, and in exchange for recalling all their troops, the Humans requested some of the Drengin colonies to be transferred immediately to Human control. The Drengins were fools, their diplomacy skill was weak and they accepted the deal. Just to be attacked by the First Imperial Fleet of the Terran Empire, the week afterwards! And guess what planet they attacked!"
"My Lord... I do not know... Is it... Kona?"
"NO!" And Vega lost his temper completely... "It was Drengi itself! Their homeplanet! The Drengins were so unprepared, billions of Human troopers, the most skilled ones conquered their planet, and the Drengins had to declare one of their strongest outpost as their homeworld.... But the Humans decided they had enough with them, and suggested to create an alliance between the too. They promised to take good care of the Drengin citizens. And the following week, the Humans and the Drengins signed another peace treaty, this time, giving the Humans all their colonies, including their strongest outpost that was once their homeworld... And we never knew how exactly they surrendered so quickly! We thought the Humans finally developed a technology that can destroy the Drengins. Everyone was happy except the Drengins' allies, who were too scared to stand up against Bradley's control.
"The Drengins are stupid, we know that N-1's Brotherhood fell because they were conquered my Lord..."
"That's not true either..." Vega started to clam down suddenly, understanding their fate... "The Yor fell exactly like the Drengins. Yor colonies were transferred to the Humans after every peace treaty, and then, they gave up all their colonies and outposts. Their military didn't stand a chance against the Humans."
"Years and years after that, the Humans attacked major planets of civilisations, and then signed a peace treaty to get their planets. Decades passed, and the galaxy was cleaned out of any Yor, Korx, Drath and all the Drengins’ allies threat. Even our greatest Arcean scholars thought there are going to be centuries of prosperity from now on. But they were wrong, oh so very wrong. The next target of the Humans was the Torians, the helpless Torians and their green skins…”
“We didn’t really like the Torians from what I heard in the books my Lord.” Said his 2nd in command, he was pretty sure in his words.
“In the books?” Said Vega and laughed “In the books ah? You idiot, you should have looked outside the window! Not just in your reports… You do know what happened to my last 2nd In Command do you?”
“No, Your Highness, I am sorry, please continue.” He began to worry a bit for this fate as well. Although he knew he’s going to die, he didn’t know it will be before the Human invasion.
“You think this is a damn story!? Get out of my sight you fool.”
“As you wish my Lord.”
Lord Vega the 3rd again set alone in his chambers, wondering about the past and the future. Time passed by, and the Invasion just came closer. Lord Vega didn’t want to be remembered as a loser, a fool that let his guard down while the Humans invade. He wanted to be at least remembered in the Human history archives as a great leader, someone who put up a fight. He continued wondering until his 2nd in Command returned.Deep in his mind Vega knew when the time is right, he will think only of himself. But he had no choice.
“My liege, sorry to interrupt you again, but the Humans are closer than ever. Sensors detected the 5th Imperial Fleet, also known as the Thalan Attack Group, coming our way. What we shall do abou-“
Lord Vega stopped him and said “Do you know how they got this name? The Thalan Attack Group? That’s one a hell of a story.” Lord Vega finished another bottle of Arcean beer.
“Umm… No my Lord… How?” His 2nd in Command looked on the 4 beer bottles on the floor, all finished up by the Lord.”
“I remember when the Human Empire conquered the Thalans; it was one of their major victories. The Thalans thought they can defeat the Humans with their foreign technology, something none have seen before. But instead, it made them lose the war. And the fleet that conquered their planet, the 5th, was renamed to the Thalan Attack Group, so their enemies can know they defeated them. There are many Attack fleets like that, for example, the Altarian Defence Fleet, you remember that do you?”
“Yes of course my Lord, it was when our forces went to Altaria in order to save the Altarian people. Instead our fleet was slaughtered by the Altarian Defence Fleet.”
Lord Vega nodded, “Yes… This was the sad story about the Altarian Defence Fleet.” He sighed once again and felt a bit dizzy.
“You know what? I have an idea. We will not go down without a fight. Prepare our men to battle; tell the General that we are going to defend our last colony, the last of the Arcean mighty Empire, our homeworld. Arcea. Recall our troops from Hammer II, and bring them to defend our planet. Hammer II is lost now, it is under Human control.”
“Yes my Lord!” The 2nd in Command suddenly snapped into attention and was inspired by the Lord’s ambition to defend the planet in their last hope. He wanted him to order that, and tried to suggest it but was afraid of the answer. He ran to the General’s command room and told him of the news. The General prepared his men and the 12 fleets of the remaining Arcean great Military were dispatched to space to repel the greatest war they have ever fought. Against the Humans. That after dealing with all the races in the galaxy, and after they wiped out the Arceans’ friends, the Altarians, they betrayed the Arcean-Human peace treaty, and broke their alliance.
All trade freighters were hunted and destroyed, and the Arcean Empire Flagship was blasted to oblivion. The Humans filled the galaxy with influence Starbases and Economy Starbases to further expand their Empire. The Milky Way and all the systems unknown to Mankind were under Human control. But the only thing that was left in their way for galactic control, was the lonely system named Athol, in the Arcean Cluster. In this is where they were headed.
There was a transmission coming from the War Room to Lord Vega. “My Lord!!!” The 2nd in Command shouted, “Human spacecraft incoming!” ***Blaster shots*** “They had sent their Transports, the planet is being invaded! We cannot hold any longer! Get to the underground bunker, you must stay aliv---“
The transmission ended, and everything was dead. Nothing remained. Lord Vega ran to the underground bunker.
In outside space, Arcean battleships were destroyed, some were boarded. The Humans had minor wounded and some dead, but their military presence stood strong. Human escorts walked in the streets of Arcea and killed all those who opposed the new rule of Emperor Charles Bradley. Troopers were all over the city searching for Lord Vega.
But Vega made it. He made it to the Underground bunker. No one could have got him now unless the whole place would be destroyed by outer space bombardment. Vega locked the doors and engaged the sequence for the planet self-destruct mechanism. 5 minutes were left. He wanted to blow off the planet along with the Humans in it. A special bomb was send to the Core of the planet, just for situations like that. Everything seemed to be working as planned.
But as Vega went to his chambers to lay down the last time, he saw in the room a figure. A figure of a Human. It was dark and the Human appeared black in the shadows. Vega did not believe his eyes.
He turned his back to run…
But the Human figure pulled out a laser pistol…
…And shot him in the back.
== Last entry by Lord Vega at April 29th, 2325==
==End of the Arcean Empire Chronicles==