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OtherSpace: Top 10 Moments of the Decade

Top 10 moments on OtherSpace during the first decade of the 21st Century:

10) Sanctuary returns to normalspace in the year 3000

After six months (and a few centuries of relative time back home), the massive colony vessel Sanctuary returned from her dangerous voyage through Hiverspace to find the galaxy much changed in the 31st Century. Players who made the journey suddenly found themselves outsiders and refugees in the strange old universe.

9) Earth’s plasma bombing

The xenophobic madness of Gustav Eiger’s “Earth First” movement took the ironic step of setting off plasma bombs on all the continents of Earth, determined to keep the planet from falling into the clutches of aliens and outlanders.

8 ) Destruction of La Terre by Bartholomew Ritter

Power-crazed and terrified of losing control of his colony world of La Terre, Bartholomew Ritter detonated a plasma bomb chain in veins of volatile polydenum. He shattered the planet and killed himself along with all other inhabitants at the time.

7) Return of La Terre

The resurrected Hivers, seeking to redeem themselves for the wrongs they have done in the past, restore the world of La Terre and all those who dwelled upon it at the time of its destruction (save for Bartholomew Ritter himself).

6) Nall invasion of Ungstir

Believing that the planet Ungstir had been complicit in the theft of Nall cloaking technology, the Clawed Fist Fleet attacked the broken world (again).

5) OATO’s war vs. the Nall

Weary of Nall aggression with the resurgence of the Parallax and its desire to conquer the known worlds, the Orion Arm Treaty Organization worlds put their alliance to the test by launching a successful offensive against the Nall. Their homeworld crippled by enemy bombings, the surviving Nall depart beyond the multiverse nexus.

4) Bombing of Task Matrix Central

The lunatic Vollistan interrogator Volari fires coreseeker missile at Phyrrian capital, sparking hostilities against sentient organics.

3) The Phyrrian War

The warnings came early, with electronics malfunctioning and automated threshers on Quaquan going haywire. It all culminated in the slaughter of millions of Lunites who suffocated in the domed cities on Luna. After that, the Phyrrian war fleet began pummeling worlds – Waldheim and New Luna among them. Ungstir was also targeted, but Kip Caspar helped prevent that world’s destruction by hurling the twelve invading ships through space-time. He nearly lost control of his Kamir-like abilities at that point and had to be taken to Nocturn to begin training.

2) OtherFlash: Altheor’s Teeth

In an event that took us back to the foundations of Demarian history, players discovered that the beloved leader of the felinoid Demarians, Altheor, was a paranoid primadonna who unnecessarily destroyed his fleet and sparked animosity with the Nall by wrecking theirs too.

1) The multiverse rift crisis of 3008 (leading to current OS)

Kip Caspar managed to get off Nocturn with the help of Rathenhope’s crew, inhabiting the body of an aging author. During a press conference on Sivad, the old man suffered a heart attack and collapsed. Kip would have died if he remained trapped within, so he broke loose, causing a quantum singularity as he became unstuck in space-time. Sivad would become the first casualty in a crisis that would eventually spread throughout many worlds and parallel dimensions, leading to a desperate effort to send refugees back to Hiverspace in the year 2650. Several player characters ascended to become Kamir in order to ensure that their friends could safely escape.

  1. Rarrisaurus
    December 30, 2009 at 12:17 pm

    Aka: Top 10 Kip moments on OtherSpace during the first decade of the 21st Century (apparently!).

    • December 30, 2009 at 12:29 pm

      Kip’s mentioned in two. What am I missing? πŸ™‚

  2. Rarrisaurus
    December 30, 2009 at 9:21 pm

    A lack of tone in my post, I think. It was supposed to just be a humorous quip. Instead, it kind of sounds snarky. 😦

    • December 30, 2009 at 10:41 pm

      What have I told you about humor via text communication? Never without submission in triplicate on Form 1040-HA.

  3. Rarrisaurus
    December 31, 2009 at 10:16 am

    And Form L0L-Z in Duplicate, I know, I know… ._.

    Aside from that, you have to admit that Kip being named in two of the top ten is kind of an awesome accomplishment, really… which was the point I failed to make! πŸ™‚

  4. January 12, 2010 at 3:44 pm

    The major one for me was the last flight of Sanctuary. Mostly because I loved the old girl and my character was her last pilot. Of course the stuff that followed, well that was a bit horrid and worthy of forgetting.


  5. January 12, 2010 at 3:45 pm

    Kip who? *snicker*

  6. January 12, 2010 at 3:48 pm

    Actually looking at Wes’ list again, an assortment of my characters were well nalled into numbers 10-6, Stargazer, Eryn Soon, Jasra, mostly, after that I was missing in action and only lurked.

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