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Interstellar Marines
Keavon Apr 7, 2013 @ 3:29pm
Interstellar Marines: First Contact - Storyline
After training as an ITO Special Forces candidate in Interstellar Marines: Prologue, your journey begins in Interstellar Marines: First Contact. Below is just one third of the storyline for First Contact. Note: Spoilers are removed and replaced with ... (3 dots).

Narrated video of the story with visuals:
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Text version of story:

Since man first raised his head to the stars above, he's dreamed of conquering space. Interstellar Marines is the age-old dream come true.

It's the dawn of the twenty-second century, a time of great hopes and expectations. The discovery of a new and inexhaustible well of power, known as zero-point energy, has revolutionized space travel. Man has escaped the confines of Mother Earth and gone on to colonize the solar system.

But far away from public awareness an ambitious military project has already taken man beyond the final frontier and into the regions of the stars.

Employing the full potential of zero-point energy …

The powerful Interplanetary Treaty Organization, ITO, has secretly constructed the first human settlement in another solar system. The colony, on the distant and fertile plant Valhalla, is home to some 5,000 researchers and personnel. Among them, head of exterritorial research, Jack Torillo. In the forests of Valhalla, Jack Torillo and his research team has discovered … prior to the advent of man. But at the brink of the greatest discovery of his life, fate has it otherwise as Jack is …

None of this is known to four soldiers as they arrive at a military facility on the moon to complete their training as black ops within the ITO Special Forces.

On a seemingly routine mission to Mars, their combat readiness is immediately challenged as they become deeply entangled in an operation under Interstellar Marines jurisdiction, a division known only to a closed circle of high-ranking ITO officers.

In the aftermath of the mission, the players are now themselves reassigned to the Interstellar Marines. Lieutenant Reese, the man responsible for the reassignment, reveals that the Interstellar Marines was founded by Jack Torillo to protect humanity against the threat of a possible hostile alien encounter.

As the true scope of the purpose becomes clear to them, strange …

Less than twenty-four hours after enlistment, the players are sent on their first mission as Interstellar Marines.

ITO Strategic Command has lost all contact with the orbital research station Xeno-13, where scientists are developing lethal viruses as well as genetically engineered creatures for planetary warfare.

On route to Xeno-13, the mission is outlined by Lieutenant Reese. Priority one is to infiltrate and retrieve all vital research data. Priority two: eliminate anything standing in the way of priority one.

Inside the research station …

… from when Jack Torillo worked there, and how he and Lieutenant Reese are both engaged in a military …

After having been to hell and back, fighting the biological horrors of modern planetary warfare, the players are transported back to Interstellar Marines headquarters, to be lauded with medals of honor.

But calm is a short respite, as alarms erupt the ceremony, the complete lockdown of the ITO space development complex, located just below the main facility, are in progress.

The players are sent down to investigate along with two additional Interstellar Marines teams, and a military defense robot.

Almost immediately upon arrival underground …

The security AI has detected an unknown intruder coming through … aggressively defending against any attempts to reach the …

Alone, and disconnected from backup, the players have to bypass the automated defense system to … the AI.

When the players finally reach … they are met by a most horrific sight. A fierce … new prey.

Contact with the colony on Valhalla has been lost and the players are ordered to … and report top-side. They are to board an Interstellar Marines star cruiser, currently being prepped for an energy mission to Valhalla. An alien encounter, for which the Interstellar Marines are the first line of defense, is finally a reality, just as Jack Torillo had anticipated. But to what extent only becomes clear as they arrive in orbit around Valhalla, the star cruisers …
Last edited by Keavon; Apr 14, 2013 @ 10:02am