Danimal

by

13mpty

Chapter 0: The Beginning

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A note from 13mpty

This is the story of my very own race, everything started a lot of years back when I started playing Role games such as (D&D, Vampire: the masquerade, Marvel, and more) I was around 12 maybe with 3 more friends and a single d20 with us and our imagination.

During our very first session, Tigerot (Dahn in the story) came back to life and his own race "Danimal" years later we all grew up but still playing to this day, a few friends actually created their own game and now we are in the face of testing them.

With all of that, I had always wanted to create the story of Tigerot (Dahn) so I started creating the race, planet, economy, etc, then after the first draft I created 13 more races, the goal is to have 15, then I stop for a while since imagination sometimes is not there and decided to start with the story of Dahn which is what are you reading right now.

My goal is to be as realistic as possible in terms that this is not Disney or Hero that can save the world and always get saved at the last minute, it might happen sure, but I am doing my best to stay away from that.

Everything is in a futuristic era, spaceship, colonization, battles, etc, everything is possible, I do not explain a lot of things as you should be able to imagine by yourself how is everything, I laid down the basics and your imagination should flow with it (at least that is what I try to accomplish).

I want to make as light/easy to read as possible but also I want you to be part of it, to submerged in it, feel and imagine.

Please feel free to leave a comment or feedback, I am doing this because I want to and I do want to make something good out of this

XTC78 Nebular Sector. Located 150 million light-years from Earth.

Interstellar ship Nova10. The crew consists of 25 people, mainly doctors, scientists, and researchers. There are very few soldiers whose only function is the protection of the crew and mission. They have been traveling for several months looking for a planet located in the Sector.

Navigation radar starts to make noise, as they approach an area the noise increase massively.

Navigator Lu: "Captain, we have detected a very high peak of mass and energy in this direction." pointing to the darkest place on the map, apparently a cosmic cloud.

Captain Rok: 'Will it be?' 'Could it be?' "Perfect! It's there! Take us immediately to those coordinates." - Excited. "Attention! This is your Captain speaking, prepare for impending turbulence."

Nova10 moves at full speed towards the direction indicated by the captain. The sensors are put on alert because they have detected an anomaly. Unexpectedly, all the instruments stopped working.

Pilot Steve: "Switching to manual navigation!"

A drop of cold sweat ran down Steve's back while entering the cosmic cloud; his only allies are his experience and senses.

When advancing all he can see are debris and remains of other ships that didn't make it through.

Pilot Steve: "Prepare for imminent impact!"

Rocks and debris repeatedly hit Nova10 force shield. Despite its difficulty, this route was the best option for survival, at least that what Steve believes.

Pilot Steve: "Captain Rok ... I think we've already had the worst part." With a smile of relief as he wiped the sweat from his face.

Suddenly, a gigantic shadow appears among the clouds. Steve is shocked, does not know how to react and keeps his course, hoping that whatever he observed does not take them into account.

Pilot Steve: "Ca... Ca... Captain... There... there's a creature inside the cosmic clouds, it's much bigger than Nova10!"

Captain Rok: "Shit! Attention military personal! Attention military, all to their battle stations, a possible encounter with a hostile creature."

The footsteps of the soldiers running toward the energy cannons can be heard in every corner of the ship. They are in full alert, waiting for their captain's orders. Silence roamed the corridors of Nova10; all remain silent. Suddenly, the co-pilot becomes aware of what appears to be a giant planet.

Co-pilot: "Wow! Have we passed the clouds? When? Captain ... Planet insight."

The cosmic clouds and the mysterious creature were left behind. The crew members realize that before their eyes, is the largest planet they have witnessed. Progressively the instruments began to return to normal, and the tension in the cabin starts to dissipate.

Navigator Lu: "Captain, the sensors are working at maximum capacity. We are receiving details of the composition of the planet". The information we are receiving is impressive."

Captain Rok: "It never ceases to amaze! We have to thank our sponsors and the extensive database of the Lihbrs."

Navigator Lu: "Confirmed, captain, it is the largest planet known to date. The presence of abundant flora and fauna has been detected. However, there are no artificial structures; apparently, there is no intelligent life."

Captain Rok: "Mr. Steve, take us to the atmosphere; we need to get closer. No matter how advanced our sensors are, nothing like looking at everything up close and putting the boots on the ground."

After hours analyzing and discussing the results, the crew will disembark and explore the planet directly. The captain finds a place that seems safe and orders the landing. He was anxious to step on the floor of this exotic and virgin world.

Captain Rok: "Sergeant. Miller, verify that the package is safe; it is the most important part of this mission."

Sergeant Miller, accompanied by two soldiers, goes to the compartment where there is a metal container with several protection mechanisms and a small window. The Sergeant checks the instruments and confirms that everything is in order.

Atmospheric sensors indicated that oxygen saturation is optimal and safe to breathe. The first to disembark are the soldiers to ensure the safety of the area.

Sergeant Miller: "OK! Attention! We are about to be the first to step on this planet; everyone stays alert to any situation! Remember that the fulfillment of the mission is the most important thing."

Five soldiers and Sergeant Miller come down in perfect formation. They create a perimeter large enough for civilians to work without a problem — their defense system consisting of cannons, barriers, and traps.

For a fact-finding mission, the soldiers are very well prepared. For some scientists, the protection is quite excessive.

When everything seemed to be calm, one of the scientists realized that their cannons began to point to them.

Scientist: 'And these animals do not even know how to mount cannons?' While approaching the captain. "Captain, it seems that some weapons are pointing at us, I think they got confused ..." - With a nervous smile and with a drop of sweat on his face.

Captain. Rok: "Do not worry, the Sgt. and me, set up the cannons. Also, they are designed not to attack us. They are intelligent; they cannot shoot against any form of life that is in their database. They verify the DNA with laser technology and then make a facial recognition to corroborate the information."

The staff lowers the rest of the containers and activates their panels. In a few minutes, everything became a habitat of about 500 square meters with all the comforts for the crew. The structures are of medium size, ideal for the present crew and if need be, to prolong their stay in the planet for a few months.

Cannon 1 - Bullets start to come out at full speed.

Cannon 2 - A loud explosion is heard very close.

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Bio: A father and a husband, a noob at writing but with a lot of imagination.

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