Welcome to the Cape! I'll leave the advice to the others, I think they've got it covered. It's good to have you here! Feel free to ask any of us if you have questions about the region, or the game in general.
A bizarre incident has occurred in Tiyang-Po where a truck hit a train. Yes, a truck did indeed strike a train. The incident occurred in Tiyang-Po's Ibiza Industrial Ward. A semi-trailer truck carrying a half-load of mythril ingots to the Mylo-Kurn Forgeworks lost braking power and crashed into the side of the second articulated well car (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Well_car) of a stopped intermodal (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Intermodal_freight_transport) train. The crash was strong enough to derail the articulated well car's third wheel truck (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bogie). The only one injured in the incident was the truck driver who chose to remain anonymous.
A little extra information: Due to an incentive to reduce the amount of trucks clogging up Roxium roadways, industrial areas in the Roxium Federation have large networks of tram tracks (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Street_running) that have been designed and built for freight trains to use. The train the truck crashed into was on one of these tram tracks.
Roxium United Armed Force Command Fortress: Ga-Zulu, Roxium Federation Cape of Good Hope Territory Zulu Prefecture
General Quin-Chong Mao goes over the information for a few moments. By now a few of the Roxium United Armed Force Augusta Division's 1st Commander Generals have entered the room. The 1st Commander Generals and Mao get into a discussion over what Yzak and Athrun said, during which the holographic map at the front of the room shifts several times. This gives Yzak and Athrun a view of Roxium military bureaucracy in action and a glimpse of the Roxium Federation's territorial extent as the map has zoomed out to show not only this galaxy, but some of the neighboring galaxies. The map shows this galaxy as being almost entirely under Roxium control plus pretty sizable chunks of two of the neighboring galaxies. Another large faction is also on the map: Atlantis, whom controls most of the two neighboring galaxies with a few territories in this galaxy. Also visible on the map are lines showing sector boundaries. According to the map, most of the galaxies on it, including this one, are located in the Trigon Sector. General Mao breaks off from the discussion and says "Sorry it's taking so long for me to reach a decision, but I have to discuss this with my superiors." Eventually, the discussion between Mao and the 1st Commander Generals stops. "Based on the information you've provided, it has been decided that the Roxium United Armed Force will step up its fleet presence in this solar system and will blockade Zeon's industrial facilities. 1st Commander General Kojima Quin will explain the details." says General Quin-Chong Mao. The 1st Commander General identified as Kojima Quin steps up and says "We have discussed the information you've provided. It has been decided that we will bring in three of our Azeroth Division fleets, the Vindication, Iron Hammer, and Mulgore fleets, to put pressure on all Zeon industrial facilities. At the moment, Roxium leaders want to avoid an all out war between WonGya and Zeon due to this solar system being within the District Roxia Outer Defense Perimeter." The holographic map shifts to show a section of this galaxy centered on the Roxium homeworld, Roxia Prime. The map has Roxia Prime marked as star system Ra-Alpha 1, and this star system marked as Amaterasu-Gamma 3. Also shown on the map are the District Roxia defense perimeters. Amaterasu-Gamma 3 is well within the Outer Defense Perimeter. "While our intelligence says Zeon lacks FTL (Faster Than Light) capabilities, the fact that they've managed to acquire what we call graviton technology is disturbing. At the moment, Roxium leaders want to prevent Zeon from achieving FTL technology by covertly sabotaging their research and development and crippling their industry. At the same time, diplomacy is being employed to keep Zeon from violating the ceasefire agreement." says Kojima. A deep voice is heard over a com link saying "This is Fleet Commander Cairne Thunderhoof of the Azeroth Division Mulgore Fleet. We've just departed from R.U.A.F Space Defense Platform: Hellfire, and are now in hyper warp to Amaterasu-Gamma 3. ETA is 31 hours." Moments later another voice is heard over the com link. "This is Fleet Commander Valnai of the Azeroth Vindication Fleet. We've received the order and are now en route to Amaterasu-Gamma 3. ETA: 5 hours." says the second voice before a third voice is heard on the com link saying "This be Fleet Commander Imthor Titanheart o' the Azeroth Division Iron Hammer Fleet. If Zeon wants ta mess wit' the Roxium Federation, we'll unleash the Hammer Breaker on em! ETA to Amaterasu-Gamma 3 is 40 minutes." Whoever is operating the holographic map is on point as it "splits" into a few "windows". The first "window" is zoomed in on Amaterasu-Gamma 3 and the surrounding star systems within 15 lightyears. A rusty brown blip in one of the nearby star systems is marked as the Iron Hammer Fleet. The second "window" is a map of this galaxy with the Roxium districts overlaid on it and a few star systems highlighted. The map shows Amaterasu-Gamma 3 as being in the kinda south-central bit of the galaxy in District Volkron. About 87 lightyears north of Amaterasu-Gamma 3 is both Roxia Prime and Roxia Secunda, marked as Ra-Alpha 1 and Stellatsu-Alpha 1 respectably. A lightish blue blip towards the far eastern edge of District Volkron a few hundred lightyears away marks the position of the Vindication Fleet. A few dozen lightyears southwest of Amaterasu-Gamma 3 is a Kollumbian star system labeled as Namib-Orion 5. Way out at the southwestern edge of the galaxy in a section of space labeled as District Vulperia is a star system labeled Aegis-Theta 2. A faint line leads from it to a bright gold blip near Namib-Orion 5 that's marked as the Alrest Division 86th Mor Ardain Fleet. The third "window" was displaying an error message at first before briefly flickering out of existence. Upon returning, the "window" displayed what appeared to be a command line interface. A few commands were entered before a map of one of the neighboring galaxies appears. Like the map of this galaxy, the map of the neighboring galaxy has political borders drawn on it. While the name of this galaxy was omitted for reasons unknown, the name of the neighboring galaxy is revealed to be Netherious. Massive sections of Netherious's west half are tinted red, meaning those areas are under Roxium control. Everything else in Netherious is tinted blue to show that those areas are controlled by Atlantis with the exception of a yellow blob-like strip of space in the southwestern quadrant crammed between Roxium and Atlantis space. The yellow-tinted space is controlled by a smaller faction called Zoldria. The only star systems marked on the map of Netherious are Rukhmar-Beta 1 and An'she-Alpha 1, both in District Azeroth. An earthen green blip near Rukhmar-Beta 1 marks the Mulgore Fleet's position. "As for your concerns over the New Sozin Order, the last confirmed action they've done in Amaterasu-Gamma 3 was 15 months ago." continues Kojima. "What ever your source of information on the New Sozin Order is, it's very much outdated at this point, and it's highly unlikely that Zeon has even managed to get people into the New Sozin Order due to there rather... xenophobic attitude, let alone reach there base of operations on Roxia Secunda." Kojima then proceeds to explain what the New Sozin Order is. "The New Sozin Order is an old organization dated to Era 3 Year 156, around 2400 earth years ago. The planet they operate on, Roxia Secunda, was the first exoplanet (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Exoplanet) discovered and visited by Robloxians, thus making it of historical significance for the Roxium Federation. The New Sozin Order was founded before Roxia Secunda started transitioning into a Robloxian territory in Era 3 Year 200. It was founded by Firelord Sozin (https://avatar.fandom.com/wiki/Sozin) during a war on Roxia Secunda called the Hundred Year War. (https://avatar.fandom.com/wiki/Hundred_Year_War) Happening at about the same time, Robloxians were fighting amongst themselves in the First Roxium War, one of three galaxy-spanning conflicts that would define Era 3's Roxium War Period. While the Order's original intent has been lost to time, it's been suspected that it was founded to preserve and continue the legacy of one of Roxia Secunda's original nations, the Fire Nation, (https://avatar.fandom.com/wiki/Fire_Nation) in the event it fell. Overtime, the Order became corrupt. During Roxia Secunda's assimilation into one of the Roxium Federation's precursors, the Secunda Republic, they came into conflict with the New Sozin Order. Skirmishes were a semi-frequent occurrence as the Secunda Republic took control of another nation, the Earth Kingdom, (https://avatar.fandom.com/wiki/Earth_Kingdom) whom the Fire Nation was at war with at the time. By the time Roxia Secunda was finished being assimilated into the Secunda Republic in Era 3 Year 253, the New Sozin Order was in hiding. They reemerged in their current form during the Liberation War of Era 3 Years 815 to 822 when the immediate precursor to the Roxium Federation, the Roblox Union, was in the midst of a civil war. The New Sozin Order's goal is, to quote one of our informants, "To restore the glory of the Fire Nation and unite the world under one empire." until recently, they've been using guerrilla warfare tactics and general terrorism to try and achieve their goals, but as demonstrated last year, they've grown bolder." says Kojima as the hologram at the front of the room shifts to show historical and modern maps of Roxia Secunda. The map of Roxia Secunda prior to Era 3 Year 200 showed 4 large nations (https://avatar.fandom.com/wiki/Four_nations) while maps after Era 3 Year 253 showed 5 nations. (The 4 nations in the wiki article I linked plus https://avatar.fandom.com/wiki/United_Republic_of_Nations) While the four original nations retained their names, the new 5th nation was named the Korra Republic. Maps after Era 3 Year 608 show that all 5 nations have became prefectures of the Roblox Union. The Fire Nation, Korra Republic, and Earth Kingdom became the Zuko, Korra, and Beifong Prefectures. The Water Tribe was split into the Yue (https://avatar.fandom.com/wiki/Northern_Water_Tribe) and Katara (https://avatar.fandom.com/wiki/Southern_Water_Tribe) Prefectures, plus a third "semi-prefecture" known as Banyon Grove. (https://avatar.fandom.com/wiki/Foggy_Swamp_Tribe) The Air Nomads were split into the Yangchen, (https://avatar.fandom.com/wiki/Western_Air_Temple) Aang, (https://avatar.fandom.com/wiki/Southern_Air_Temple) and Tenzin Prefectures. (https://avatar.fandom.com/wiki/Eastern_Air_Temple) The only notable change to maps at the start of Era 4 is the Roblox Union becoming the Roxium Federation. "Until last year, the New Sozin Order's activity was limited to Roxia Secunda. We still don't know how they did it, but 18 months ago, they hijacked the Auriga Division 12th Mezari Fleet and warped to Amaterasu-Gamma 3 P3 Augusta, or as you call it, Earth. It took 3 months to retake the fleet and capture the leader. Unfortunately, he escaped a month later. In response to the New Sozin Order's actions, the Roxia Secunda and Augusta Divisions came up with Operation Sozin Buster. The operation calls for 100 special agents in 4 groups of 25 to infiltrate and take down the Order from the inside. We've already sent in the first group and are in the process of recruiting for the second and third groups." says Kojima before someone else is heard on the com link saying "This is Indol Fleet Peace Group 1. Preparations for the fleet switch over are complete." In response, another commander says "Acknowledged." before a female voice is heard saying "Attention. At 0600 hours Ga-Zulu time tomorrow, the Indol-Mor Ardain Peacekeeping Fleet switch over is scheduled to start. All Indol Fleet Peace groups must be ready by 2300 hours Ga-Zulu time tonight. The Mor Ardain Fleet's scheduled arrival time is 0200 hours Ga-Zulu time tomorrow morning at Jupiter Geo-orbit point L1. Current fleet position is .5 lightyears middle south of Namib-Orion 5."
Planet Aurelius, Caprivi System. Roxium Federation star system designation: Namib-Orion 5
Tengzu is the first to speak. "As you know, 5 hybrids from Unit 731, specifically Reggie, Klaus, Cecil, Finn, and Edward, have been selected to partake in Operation Sozin Buster. Roxia Secunda Division Lead Strategics Officer Leon Azul will explain the details." says Tengzu. "Due to the New Sozin Order's recent actions, the Roxium United Armed Force Roxia Secunda and Augusta Divisions have came up with a plan titled Operation Sozin Buster. The Operation calls for 100 agents split into 4 groups of 25 to infiltrate the New Sozin Order and take out its chain of command. Infiltrating the Order is no easy task, especially now because they know that there will be retaliation. In order to avoid suspicion, the agents need to have the appearance of Roxia Secundan humans, and will have to arrive via civilian space transport. In addition, some of the agents will need to possess pyrokinesis abilities, or as the Order calls it, firebending. If the agent has elemental abilities other than pyrokinesis, they must avoid using those abilities when in the presence of New Sozin Order members. The sole exception to this is abilities related to lightning, though with restrictions. Agents with lightning abilities must restrict themselves to basic lightning bolt attacks." says Leon Azul as a 3D projector manufactured by the Roxium company Iron Silicon Inc is powered on. "As you know, the New Sozin Order's primary base of operation is the Zuko Prefecture on Roxia Secunda, with further bases of operations in the Yangchen, Tenzin, Aang, Beifong, and Korra Prefectures and a suspected presence in the Katara Prefecture." says Leon Azul as the 3D projector generates a holographic map of Roxia Secunda with all the prefectures mentioned highlighted. The only prefecture on the map not highlighted is the Yue Prefecture. The map of Roxia Secunda shifts to the side as another map appears. The new map shows Roxia Secunda's location in relation to Roxia Prime, the Caprivi system/Namib-Orion 5, and the Cape of Good Hope/Amaterasu-Gamma 3. Both Namib-Orion 5 and Amaterasu-Gamma 3 are in District Volkron while Roxia Prime and Secunda are in District Roxia. Also visible on the map are the Roxia Prime Defense Perimeters. "At the moment, the Unit 731 hybrids are in Agent Group 2, but if necessary, we can shift them into Agent Group 3 or 4. Agent Group 2 is scheduled to depart in 10 days. Landing sites are Wan Shi Tong, Zaofu, and Gaoling in the Beifong Prefecture, and Yu Dao, Garsai, and Wulong in the Korra Prefecture. Departure times and landing sites for Groups 3 and 4 are still being determined." says Leon Azul as the mentioned locations are highlighted on the map of Roxia Secunda. For the Beifong Prefecture sites, Wan Shi Tong is practically in the center of the Beifong Prefecture's southern half, Zaofu is at the end of a bay on the southwestern coast, and Gaoling is in the southern end of the Prefecture. Yu Dao is located somewhere in the central mountains of the Korra Prefecture, Garsai is practically on the Korra/Beifong border along the coast, and Wulong is on the far southwestern coast of the Korra Prefecture. Leon Azul says "The landing site for the hybrids at the moment is the city of Wan Shi Tong in the Beifong Prefecture's Si Wong Province." as the map of Roxia Secunda zooms in on Wan Shi Tong. On the map, Wan Shi Tong appears as a city slightly larger than Ga-Zulu surrounded almost entirely by the seemingly endless sand dunes of the Si Wong Desert. Overlaid on the satellite map is the RoGo road map of the city. Expressways, represented as green lines on the map, can be seen forming a complicated web across the city and extending beyond the map boundaries. Multiple blue lines, representing magrail lines, can be seen radiating out of a point near the city center before mixing in with the tangled web of thin black lines throughout the city that represent all other railways. A large airport-like complex just south of the city labeled Wan Shi Tong Intergalactic Spaceport is also visible. A third map appears, showing a star system called Notch-Delta 7 in District Hermilia. "As I've said before, the New Sozin Order knows there will be retaliation for hijacking a Roxium United Armed Force fleet, so they've been closely monitoring most of our Roxia Secunda facilities. To avoid raising suspicion, all agents will arrive on Roxia Secunda through civilian means." says Leon Azul as the map of Notch-Delta 7 zooms in on a planet called Keralis. "In order to get the Unit 731 hybrids covertly onto Roxia Secunda, they will be booked onto a Pan-Galactic flight from Iskall Interstellar." continues Leon Azul as the map zooms in on Iskall Interstellar. The satellite map shows what appears to be a large airport built on an artificial island. No rocket launch sites are present anywhere on the map. The tallest structure on the map is an air traffic control tower. The RoGo road map overlay shows an expressway passing under the airport with connection ramps to other roads. An icon for a train station is also visible.
Large earth-moving equipment along with an army of earthbenders and waterbenders have been brought in to begin the long and difficult task of repairing the Bekas Luka, the scar that split Hui' Island in two.
Fall colors spread across Cape of Good Hope. It was a time to prepare for winter. Yet, in the northern reaches of Monsone, trouble was brewing. For nearly two hundered years, the small province of Sarskreik had been a mainly agricultural region known for being pircturesque and remote. But, it was all to change. One night, in the city of Sarkreik, when the streets were devoid of activity, and the streetlights cast erie glows, a loud boom was heard; a boom like no other. It ripped the air in half and then, a explosion of light. As if the sun had risen. The sky was iluminated by shades of white, yellow, purple, blue, red, and pink. The citizens of Sarkreik rushed out to see the comotion, only to see their sky glowing in the night. Then, as misteriously as it had come, it dissapeared.
Ministry of the Interior-Serversvik-Next Day
Minister of the Interior, James Koftk sat silent as the report was given. His mouth was dry and being roused mere minutes after the event didn't help. As the oral reading of the report came to an end, James walked out of the room. On his way out, James was tapped on his shoulder. Pivotting to see who had done it, James came face to face with the Minister of Defense, Adriana Galegikask. She had a stern look on her face, and just like James, she was exteremely tired.
"What do you think cause it?" Adriana asked shrilly.
"I don't know." James replied as he rubbed his face, attempting to stay awake. "All we know is that we've lost contact with the town of Santk Jamesh. " He added on.
"Well the MoD (Ministry of Defense) is formulating ideas ranging from conspiracy theories involving aliens and radiation to a plane crash." Adriana replied.
"Lets talk it over coffee." James stated as Adriana nodded in aproval and they walked away.
Santk Jamesh-Same Day
A woman, no older than 23 and about 5'4 looked around. Smouldering remains and smoke filled the vista, obscuring the beautifull views of the Techraij Mountains. She nodded as she continued to survey her suroundings. The Commander would be proud.
Then, another woman, similar in age, but of a height of 5'3 popped out of a small metalic pod that was smouldering. She looked tired, and a bit uptight. In hand was a small orb with swirling smoke inside. Upon tapping it twice, a pre recorded message began.
"The fleet wil arive in three months. In that time, learn all you can about this region. The intel will be crucial. All means of gaining intel are allowed, but if the governments of the region find out, we are doomed. If you fail, both of you will be fed to the hellhounds."
The message ended. Both women nodded at eachother. Little to their knowlege, a singe security camera had survived the blast, and had recorded said message.
Ministry of Defense-Seversvik-Same Day-Five Hours Later
All the ministers were exhausted. Having been awoken at 1:30 in the morning. Criticaly, most of the minister were concerned. The PM was rumored to be angry, and this could be bad, very bad.
Just then, Albert Pryesmaan (the PM), clearly invigorated by several espressos marched in with an odd smile on his face.
"Well, since you all heard the recording, you know what I will say. Plan, prepare, and notify the Cape of Good Hope nations. We've survived other space invasions, often worse. I'm certain we can survive this." Albert Pryesmaan stated, clearly not worried, but excited by the prospect of intergalactic war.
At 18:30 Seversvik time, all Monsonian embassies in Cape of Good Hope recieved the details regarding the incident and the protocol. Buy 00:00 hours, all nations had been notified.
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The Roxium United Armed Force Augusta Division, already weary of possible Zeon aggression, decides to assign a single fleet to a defensive position along the Roxium/Monsone border. At the moment it seems the majority of the Roxium Federation is treating this new threat brought up by Monsone as low priority. The three Azeroth Division fleets enroute to this star system, known in the Roxium Federation as Amaterasu-Gamma 3, that are being brought in to deal with Zeon, are informed of this new threat. It is at this point that one of the Azeroth Division fleets, the Iron Hammer Fleet, has exited hyper warp in the vicinity of Mars. The other two fleets, the Vindication and Mulgore Fleets, are still in hyper warp. The Vindication Fleet is currently in interstellar space a few dozen lightyears away, and the Mulgore Fleet has just recently entered intergalactic space after leaving the neighboring Netherious Galaxy.