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History Nugget – Vacurnae, Earth

Vacurnae – creators of technology which allowed China to conquer the Earth in 1979 AD.  This turned out to be a double edged trojan horse, as the Vacurnae themselves appeared afterwards and in turn enslaved the Chinese in the opening days of 2275 AD.

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Using a much more advanced combination of nano-technology and AI, the Vacurnae made short work of the combined military (what remained of it after the 2nd Han Dynasty took over) of the Earth.  The Vacurnae most closely resembled a cross between a Rhino (lower body) and a reptilian scaled Grizzly Bear.  Standing some 18 feet tall and nearly 10 feet wide, these massive creatures were also literally armed for bear.  Among their arsenal of ultra-advanced weapons their most feared weapons were the Life Systems Disruptor (LSD) and their Nanosmart Hunter Killers (NHKs).

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The LSD system essentially created a field of non-life around their target which almost instantly shut down the nervous systems, brain, and heart of their target.  Death in turn, was almost instantaneous.
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The NHK‘s were sleek metallic robots which came in a variety of sizes and shapes and were used to hunt down their targets using DNA scanning, infra-senses, or passive scanning systems.  What made them so formidable was that they could withstand massive damage and were nearly indestructible.  Their smart-metal nano-bodies could regenerate from damage which destroyed up to 70% of their bodies.
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Leaving a contingent of their race behind to develop the new planet they had conquered, their main force left the planet for points unknown.  This left behind about 2 million Vacurnae who spread out over the face of the Earth and began seeding massive Plextors (Multiplex Towers) which took about 70 years to mature.  The Chinese race was used to monitor and administer the remaining native population, which was secondary to the Vacurnae’s actual goal in conquering the Earth; genetic material.
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1950.3.xxxx: Chinese scientists discover an alien base in the Himalayan Mountain Range, even more importantly they discover the wreckage of an alien spacecraft inside the base.  A severe military crackdown keeps knowledge of the discovery limited to upper government and military officials.
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1959.3.xxxx: A seperate shadow government, the 2nd Han Dynasty, is re-established by Mao Zedong.  The secret government begins a new Hi-tech Industrial Age based on technologies developed from the alien base, now known to have been an installation of a race known as the Vacurnae.  By keeping the new government secret, Mao plans on getting a sufficient edge between his nation and the other nations of the world that they will be unable to stop his long-term plan to control the rest of the world.  This plan is known as the Hundred-Flowers Plan.
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1979.246.0800: Even though Mao does not survive to see the Hundred-Flowers Plan unfold, three years after his death China unleashes its secretly developed might, striking at the major powers of the world.  The USSR, the USA, England, Australia, Japan, India, and Berlin all receive audio statements from China demanding unconditional surrender to the Han Government and the stand-down of their military forces within 24 hours.
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1979.246.0815: Ignoring the demands, angry government responses begin to arrive in Beijing and military forces across the globe begin moving to highest readiness states.  China merely repeats its demands adding that within 2 hours a demonstration of China’s ability to enforce its demands will be made.
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1979.246.1015: All active SSBN’s go off air within 30 minutes of each other.  At the same time, huge stealthed Chinese airships begin attacking various capital cities in the USA, USSR, England, Australia, Japan, India and Berlin. In the USSR nuclear armed missiles are launched toward Beijing.  The USA follows within minutes, launching ICBMs towards China.  None of the missiles reach their targets, instead, they are destroyed as they cross the Chinese borders.
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1979.247.0915: China begins its attack in earnest, seemingly invulnerable to the best weapons fielded by the resisting nations of the world.  After the decimation of the capitals by airships using energy weapons which vaporize their targets, similar to the science fiction weapons used by the martians in the radio program War of the Worlds, the Chinese military begins the systematic destruction of the worlds military forces and the subjugation of the nations themselves.  The airships themselves appear in vast numbers, fleets of them roaming at will.  Each wing of 30 airships seems to comprise 6 squadrons of 1 manned ship and 5 robotically controlled ships.  Later estimates place the total number of airships at around 2,500 to 3,500.
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1979.311.1300: Between the sheer destructive power of the force-beam, the invulnerable protection of the force-wall, and the ability to field massive numbers of AI-controlled drone airships, the USA is the last nation to formally surrender to the Han Armed Forces.
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2275.45.0900: A Vacurnae subjugation fleet arrives in the Sol System.
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2276.8.1800: Last military forces of 2nd Han Empire are routed.
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2277.98.0934: First of the Plextors are seeded across the globe and Vacurnae science directorate begins cataloging genetic strains of all organisms.
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2249.302.xxxx: Plextors reach maturity and subjugation fleet departs system, leaving 2 to 3 million Vacurnae behind to begin genetics and breeding programs.  2nd Han Empire given task of assisting Vacurnae in administering native population.
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2251.48.xxxx: Small scattered groups of humans begin to secretly resist the Vacurnae, with assistance of elements in Han Empire who realized how deeply their race was used in the destruction of their worlds nations.  Groups of humans gather in secret locations, avoiding NHKs and loyalist Han sweeps while trying to infilitrate and subvert the AI networks of the alien invaders.
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2423.39.xxxx: Human resistance groups achieve breakthroughs in programming and AI-technology and turn the Vacurnae’s systems against them.  80% of the aliens die immediately as their Plextors and NHKs turn against them, and the remaining Vacurnae are mercilessly hunted down over the next 100 days.
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Plextor (Multiplex Tower): Generic term for Vacurnae enclosed City complex.  Normal specs call for an enclosed structure around 25 miles across at the base, rising some 20 miles vertically and suspended several thousand feet above ground using anti-grav suspensor fields.  They are grown over a period of 70 to 90 years, using resources acquired from mass conversion engines in orbit.  Materials are sometimes mined from uninhabited rocky planets or asteroid belts and is then guided to the Plextor using AI-tugs controlled by the maturing city AI.  The main use of a Plextor, aside from providing living, research, and recreational spaces for the Vacurnae masters is as breeding quarters for the local species.  Population capacity is rated at 2 to 3 billion.
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Mapping the Light Fantastic

Spent the last several days tracking down star data so I can get the near area of space as technically accurate as possible.  As we move away from Earth, new stars will be generated as needed within the general outline of our galaxy.

Winchell Chung gets mojo-rific props from me as he already did a huge amount of work gathering up star data and making it available to anyone who wants to use it, I’ll be crediting him where appropriate, he has one of the best web sites, bar none, when it comes to presenting an enormous amount of science fiction literature to anyone interested in space, spaceships, and maps.

So I have everything I need to lay out my star map out to 15 parsecs from Sol, although the farline only goes out to about 9 parsecs.  What lies beyond that border could be summed up best by “Here be Dragons.”

The Milky Way Galaxy, Earth 2538.1(365).0000(2400)

Game start: Year 2538, Day 1, 0000 LST (Earth Local Standard Time)

Earth is not a unified world government, several major conflicts (timeline will be covered in detail elsewhere) have resulted in a disbursement of most of the population to nearby stars. Earth’s population stands at 213 billion (partly due to unrestricted gene-labs and the Vazyor-Kushima Fertility Virus), outsystem population is 45 billion across 29 stars. FTL Capability is maturing since the technology was discovered in 2017.54(365).1730(2400). Nanotechnology is limited by the Unified Preservation Accords of ’23.

There are 7 major power blocs, trade between the Earth and the 29 core systems is heavy, popular consensus among political figures is that all powers want to be in strong positions in and out-system and that a large scale war is not viable nor desirable until the blocs are much more widely scattered.

11 alien races have been contacted in several outlying systems (inside the farline) and are not hostile toward Terrans. A new system of trans stellar highways is being put in place and will facilitate much larger transfers of cargo and organics between the 29 core systems and potentially new systems out to the farline.