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« on: February 14, 2012, 12:29:58 AM »

Aurora Skies

Sol III

Earth

Terra

The Blue-Green Marble

A Target

For decades, we have been waging a secret war for our very survival, against an enemy we can barely understand

There is only one thing we can be sure about

They want Earth

And they don’t want us with it

It is the 21st century

Pray that there will be a 22nd


Aurora Skies is a Spycraft 2.0 setting trying to bring the mystery, intrigue, and danger of defending Earth from a sinister alien invasion.  Or at least, should it fail at the mystery and intrigue, it shall bring plenty of danger.

(This thread will be primarily discussion of the setting, as well as posts of new rules as required)
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« Reply #1 on: February 17, 2012, 02:10:45 PM »

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« Reply #2 on: February 18, 2012, 08:48:27 AM »

Suggestion:

Some of the Invaders can look like us, but are not us............
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« Reply #3 on: February 18, 2012, 08:48:20 PM »

Suggestion:

Some of the Invaders can look like us, but are not us............

Oh yes, and some Invaders are us, but don't look like it.  And some Invaders don't look like much of anything...
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« Reply #4 on: February 18, 2012, 11:02:07 PM »

Just some colored lights...
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« Reply #5 on: February 19, 2012, 12:58:10 AM »

[Excerpt from I Fight Alien Bastards From Outer Space (IFABFOS): the Unofficial CETT Primer]

Intro to CETT

The Counter Extra-Terrestrial Taskforce, or CETT (pronounced "set") is a UN sanctioned multinational military force, AKA "Team America and the EuroAsian Back-up Band, guest-starring Russia and China", created in 2000 in response to increased UFO activity.  While not the first organized military dedicated to fighting a mysterious alien force, it is the first collective effort by most of Earth's governments in doing so, pooling the resources of previous organizations such as the American Operation: Minuteman, the British Special Headquarters for Alien DEfence (SHADE), and the Russian Vodianoi Directorate.

While the precise size of CETT is a closely guarded secret, it does boast a sizable ground and air force, numerous bases around the globe, none of which are on the moon, by the way, and a few working aircraft carriers. [End Excerpt]
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« Reply #6 on: February 19, 2012, 07:33:25 AM »

Possible Recruit for CETT:

Flight Lieutenant Steve Ryan. Wheelman. Ex-RAF Pilot. 

Steve Ryan was born in the north of England and joined the RAF at an early age. He progressed to the rank of Flight Lieutenant and was assigned to a Interceptor squadron based in Lincolnshire.

Whilst on routine training manuvers over the East Coast, his plane encountered a strange glowing object. The object was oblong shaped and definitely no known aircraft. When it refused to respond to his requests for identitification, he radioed his base but was hindered by a strange static interference.

The object accelerated away at fantastic speed. Steve gave chase. Then suddenly the thing veared, smashing the wing of his Eurofighter Typhoon F2.  The plane hurled into a spinning dive. 

Barely conscious, Steve managed to eject. After a rough landing, he awoke in hospital. After a couple of weeks, he was well enough to testifty at the investigation into the crash.

Ground Radar had detected something in the area at the same time as Steves plane but it was assumed to be some kind of weather balloon.  From an examination of the wreakage, it appeared as though the fighter had hit something but it was unclear what. 

Steve’s description of a glowing UFO was ignored and he was given leave on medical reasons. He tried to investigate on his own, travelling to the area but no one knew anything. Everyone seemed to want the  incident closed. He suspected a cover-up of some kind. 

Disgrunted, he was aout the leave the RAF.  Then came the meeting with the man from CETT. 

“Hello. Lt Ryan, I think I have a job you'd like......” 


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« Reply #7 on: February 19, 2012, 08:34:01 AM »


While not the first organized military dedicated to fighting a mysterious alien force, it is the first collective effort by most of Earth's governments in doing so, pooling the resources of previous organizations such as the US Army's Project: BLUE LIGHT, the British Special Headquarters for Alien DEfence (SHADE), and the Russian [placeholder until someone more fluent in Russian gives me an idea].


My Russian is terrible but can I suggest "Vodianoi Directorate" (The Vodianoi being a rather nasty Russian water spirit who ambushes people in the wilderness, bit like our alien friends). Smiley
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« Reply #8 on: February 19, 2012, 02:58:32 PM »

Hi this all looks pretty cinematic if you want some suggestions on how to harden up the science PM me.
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« Reply #9 on: February 19, 2012, 07:22:08 PM »

@Catodon- Thx, I'll keep that in mind.

@Snake- Thx for the name.  As for your character, though, unfortunatly, due to a number of reasons, chief of which being I'm am extremely new to this whole GM thing, for now I will be mostly focusing on the tactical infantry combat (with minor armor support).  So, for now, any Wheelmen will have to be drone experts, VTOL pilots, driving around in mini-tanks, and/or jetpack experts, with the occasional car chase (if I can swing it).
However, once I become more comfortable doing this, I might be up to opening up the aerospace campaign against the UFO threat.  But for now, any fighter action will have to be background...
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« Reply #10 on: February 21, 2012, 05:28:32 PM »

Its cool.

What about some Alien Implants, attached to human brain stems, which turn captured CETT operatives into double-agents ?

 
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« Reply #11 on: February 21, 2012, 05:55:19 PM »

Sounds interesting, have to see if a character pops into my head around this.
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« Reply #12 on: February 22, 2012, 11:03:02 AM »

I wonder what their nefarious plans for humanity are.  If they really wanted everyone dead, dropping rocks from orbit is the easiest.

Dreaming up elite commandos is fairly simple, it's the folks caught in a "Left 4 Dead" type situation when their town is hit with a terror attack that will be most interesting, I think.
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« Reply #13 on: February 22, 2012, 02:09:38 PM »

Its cool.

What about some Alien Implants, attached to human brain stems, which turn captured CETT operatives into double-agents ?


Trust me, CETT's anti-infiltration measures are very thorough.

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I wonder what their nefarious plans for humanity are.

Don't worry, I have a general idea what the alien's goals are going to be for this setting.  Of course, I'm not saying what they are just yet.   Wink
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« Reply #14 on: February 25, 2012, 02:33:32 AM »

*Click-Claclick*

“To be clear, ‘First Contact’ is a joke.  Humanity has probably been having ‘First Contact’ with extra-terrestrial life…”

*Click-Claclick*

“…since when we were still squatting in caves, happy that we had just invented fire.  Heck, we could take months discussing possible evidence linking alien contact throughout human history.”

*Click-Claclick*

“From the Egyptian pyramids…”

*Click-Claclick*

“…to the battle of Troy…”

*Click-Claclick*

“…to the Crusades…”

*Click-Claclick*

“…to what exactly goes into a Twinkie.  However, we should probably let the eggheads and UFO conspiracy nuts burn valuable brain cells trying to figure those things out.  The point of this history lesson is…”

*Click-Claclick*

“…us, the Counter Extra-Terrestrial Taskforce.  Or, if anyone not us asks, the ‘Counter Extraordinary Terrorism Taskforce’, as the official papers calls us.  Founded turn of the 21st century, though its roots are a bit deeper than that.  In fact, two incidents that you probably have heard of are key to our origins.”

*Click-Claclick*

“The Tunguska Event in 1908 Russia…”

*Click-Claclick*

“…and the Roswell Incident in 1947 America.  As mentioned before, alien contact has been made in these two countries prior to these events.  In fact, we have been able to recover records of an incident in the American west during the mid-1800s.  However, it was these two incidents when both nations finally realized, somewhat, what they were dealing with, and had any ability to do something about it.”

*Click-Claclick*

“Unfortunately for Russia, the Red Revolution kind of put a kibosh on anything they might have been able to achieve.  In fact, according to what we have been able to figure out from surviving records, all research essentially grinded to a halt soon after the Hammer & Sickle started flying over those territories.  It wasn’t until 1943…”

*Click-Claclick*

Hey!  You might laugh at those things now, but those ‘oversized children’s toys’ almost allowed the Nazis to regain the initiative.  In fact, while the history books would go on to say that the Soviets got the atom bomb because of lax security between them and the US, it was actually from them reverse-engineering what they had captured during this time.”

*Click-Claclick*

“Meanwhile, back in the States, while the US government had been dealing with their own ‘close encounters’, it was Roswell when they finally had enough information to act on.”

*Click-Claclick*

“Ironically, while the object that crashed there was a weather balloon as part of Project Herald, what they conveniently left out was the fact that there was a spaceship attached to it.  That’s right; the first ‘kill’ against a UFO made by the US Airforce was done by a balloon with machinery attached to it.  You can pick on the American Interceptor pilots later, as is custom.”

*Click-Claclick*

“Anyway, an interesting point of fact was the approaches the two countries made for dealing with this new front.  The Soviets decided on a single organization, the Vodianoi Directorate, that, while small, had overarching powers that allowed them to shanghai any resources that they deemed necessary, keeping the whole thing quiet through threat of death.”

*Click-Claclick*

“The Americans, on the other hand, sort of went crazy with the number of specialist groups within larger bodies of government.  The Army had Project: Blue Light, not to be confused with the Airforce’s project of the same name which was for something completely different, the Airforce had the Aurora Initiative, the FBI had the Variance Studies Group, and the CIA had a bunch of guys in even dorkier looking ties.”

*Click-Claclick*

“In fact, the only organizations that didn’t have some special ‘alien hunters’ group was the Navy, who didn’t really need to do anything special when dealing with UFOs…”

*Click-Claclick*

“…the Marines, who felt that they didn’t need to do anything special when dealing with UFOs…”

*Click-Claclick*

“…and NASA, who have been kept in the dark, since it was felt that it would be better for humanity to learn space travel the long way, only using scientific shortcuts in the name of defense.”

*Click-Claclick*

“Now, before any of you ask, any actions done during the Cold War against extra-terrestrial forces are still technically classified, and many of you don’t have need to know them yet.  So don’t bother.”

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“However, what you do need to know is that by the time the Berlin Wall had fallen, there was an anti-UFO force in practically every nation that could afford it.  Even in those that couldn’t, there was enough alien activity that a number of ‘civic minded’ vigilante groups had also formed.  I know of a group of former Aussie ‘crocodile hunters’, in fact, a few of which are currently within our own ranks.”

*Click-Claclick*

“Even though the Soviet Union was no more, the Vodianoi was retained by the new Russian Federation, and continued their efforts despite much reduced resources available to them.”

*Click-Claclick*

“On the American front, with much of their Cold War funding no longer available, as well as the rise of Special Ops usage, it was decided to create a specialized command that pooled all the former groups together.  Dubbed Operation: Minuteman, it became the forefront of the ongoing effort to defend the Earth.  In fact, a number of practices used by CETT began with Minuteman during this time.”

*Click-Claclick*

“So overall, things were looking pretty good for the human race.  While the origins of the alien threat still eluded us, and the mortality rate of soldiers was still a bit too high for many leaders, overall it seemed like we were gaining ground.  UFO activity had been declining, what action there was had been becoming easier to deal with each time, and much of what had been learned during the fight had started trickling into the rest of the world.  You can thank ET for that HDTV, for one thing.”

*Click-Claclick*

“Unfortunately, it turns out this ‘down time’ was actually the aliens building up their numbers.”

*Click-Claclick*

“While we won’t go into detail right now on what happened during the years 1998 and 99, if you live long enough we will.  Just know for now that it was dark times.  They caught us off guard, and a great number of good men and women died during this time, many that I knew personally.”

*Click-Claclick*

“We were able to drive them back, barely preventingblowing our cover, but the damage had been done.  Our numbers had been majorly depleted, and alien activity just seemed to be picking back up.”

*Click-Claclick*

“In August 2000, a secret UN summit was held.  It was decided that we could not afford to work separately from one another any longer.  In a bill dubbed the ‘Earth Defense Initiative’, a taskforce was created from the remains of many of the world’s UFO organizations.”

*Click-Claclick*

“The Counter Extra-Terrestrial Taskforce.”

*Click-Claclick*

“All right, that’s all we have time for today.  Next time we will be going over the contributions made by other member nations, and then we will go over the last 15 years.  Be sure to be there for Gunnery Sergeant Miller’s weapon’s briefing, I hear that they’ve cleared some of R&D’s special toys for rookies now.”

*Click-Claclick*
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