The Story So Far

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The Story So Far

Post by Tenebrae » 06/24/17

The Second Space Race
By 2024 breakthroughs in the field of materials science had at last made the dream of an equatorial space elevator possible. None of the nations situated along the equator could afford to build such a thing, but they proved more than willing to do business with those who could. The People's Republic of China began massive building operations in Riau in Indonesia in early 2025. The power requirements of the project necessitated the construction of multiple arrays of nuclear reactors. While construction remained shrouded in secrecy, satellite imagery revealed a distressing degree of military presence. Some CIA analysts think the Chinese will attempt to use to the project to seize the high ground immediately and establish an unassailable military presence in Earth Orbit.

The United States was forced to respond. The nearly bankrupt government introduced austerity measures to lease Isabela Island in the Galapágos from Ecuador, promising their population that the bounty of space would soon be theirs. The stringent economic requirements of the project, dubbed Maypole, necessitated a novel approach: the hydrothermal energies of Volcán Wolf would be harnessed in lieu of arrays of nuclear power plants. Construction on Naval Station Wolf began in early 2026, with an estimated completion date of 2031. Most observers believe this to be a full year behind the Chinese project.

Throughout 2028 activity at NS Wolf began to increase exponentially. Rings of buildings now cover the base of the mountain and even its ascent. The recently commissioned Gerald R. Ford aircraft carrier, USS Enterprise, last of her kind, is forward deployed along with her strike group in an artificial harbor east of Punta Vicente Roca. This decision results in US Navy protection being formally withdrawn from Japan. World opinion views the United States as finally relinquishing her role as global superpower and withdrawing to her hemisphere.

There are sailors tales circulating of a strange finding somewhere beneath the volcano.
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Re: The Story So Far

Post by Tenebrae » 07/23/17

Chronology
Format from Year 0.0 is +Y.M.D. Day is only defined where necessary. 0.1.1 is January 1, 2028.

Year -0.7: Linear Meets Rej in AC Online
Year 0.5.1: Racing Heart (May 1, 2028)
Year 0.6: Linear and Major Andrews in the Sim
Year 0.7: Linear and Rej in the Sim
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