And so Scythe presents the other side of the tale he has been weaving inspired by Lord Warhead original awesome (Note - this is my own head kanon, feel free to live in awe of its awesome or ignore it as you wish), a mixture of brikwars ideas and alternate narrative involving the war to end all wars, time travel, alternate universes and Entropic monsters from the Abyss . . .
Perchance to dream - http://brikwars.com/forums/viewtopic.ph ... 37#p109537
27 years into the future and the Scythian Empire is not loosing the Immortal war, it has lost the Immortal war. The final battle over the Scythian Emperors palace results in a last ditch effort to send a message back in time to a turning point in the war, but the machine does not work as intended - it was never finished and the death of that timeline fractures this one, and opens the beginning of the end of their universe - and perhaps all universes.
Border Patrol - http://brikwars.com/forums/viewtopic.ph ... 636#p98636
The Solaris is in the depths of the Scythian Border routes on patrol when it is caught in an ambush by a Britannian Dreadnought - but all is not as it seems as the ship is filled with hoardes of the living grotesque, creatures from beyond death made of raw bone, determined to murder and kill everything in their path. The actions of a few save the Solaris from the same fate, but their fight was being recorded and twisted into the spark that would ignite long running tensions into the Scythian/Britanian war.
Landfall - http://brikwars.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=9&t=6568&
The Scythian/Immortal war in full swing, and now joined by the Britanians - A Scythian fleet headed by Lord Shadowscythe himself spearheads an attack to retake a fallen Scythian world and the research base within from the Immortals that now occupied its frozen surface. Unknown to all but a sullied few, this battle marks the re-birth of The Shraag, an ancient eldritch psychic being from another universe that twists, corrupts and desecrates all in its path through its insectoid thralls. The battle is lost, the world is destroyed along with the Immortals, Britanians and most of the Scythian Empire forces - The Emperor rescues Lord Shadowscythe to his cause and Lord Hearcer begins his rise to power.
Betrayals (Current Synopsis) - (Not linking you to something you are already reading, go back to the damn start)
Lord Shadowscythe has been recruited by the Scythian Emperor himself and set about the task of trying to slow the death of the universe, the actions from Perchance to Dream have caused multiple universe to split and crack into one another and the only end to this is an utter resonance cascade - a reality crash that will end everything that will ever be. Meanwhile unrest on both Scythia and Genoad results in two full blown military coup's orchestrated by Lord Hearcer, the in-situ head of the Scythian Office of Naval Intelligence turned Emperor who is hot on the trail set by the Emperor for his own goals of dominion and conquest. Meanwhile Harkins and the others from Landfall meet at last for their own recovery and eventual quest and Lord Shadowscythe is forced face to face with Lord Warhead in an unholy alliance to save reality after being betrayed by the Emperor and left to die in what was a foretold end to one tale and the beginning of another, but as the knife keeps turning only time will well who will end up betraying who.
Entropy - [DOES NOT YET EXIST]
// The End Of All Things // Reality Crash // The Decimation Of Genoad // The War Of Four Emperors And The Beast // The Battle For Scythia // The Fall Of Scythia // Cognitive Narrative // Welcome to Your Universe //
?? Death Of The Shraag ?? Entropic Beginnings ?? Discontinuity ??
As it stands the Scythian Empire is split into two factions, the greater Empire is under the control of the Scythian Office of Naval Intelligence - which is entirely under the control of Lord Hearcer as his puppet empire - he has been setting up all the pieces he needs to take control of the galaxy as we know it in a grand move of conquest that begun when the Scythian Emperor fled the home system three years ago (IRL, from my armory faction thread) to go hunting for the artifacts and people needed to stop the universe from destroying itself.
The Scythian Emperor has been committing heinous acts of genocide, murder and betrayal in order to try and save the universe from the monster of his own creation - The Shraag, an entropic psionic force from another universe (beyond even the brikverse or the negaverse) that forces sentients to its will before it devours them from their very souls - he believes he stands as the soul bastion of light in the darkness, divining the future with pieces of technology and forces beyond his understanding, he prowls the lonesome parts of the void with the assembled Scythian fleets he has managed to coerce to his side with many other forces from the other Empires of the Galaxy.
Lord Shadowscythe himself is in an uneasy alliance with Lord Warhead after the Emperor's plan to send him into death failed due to the aforementioned Warheads interruption - Lord Shadowscythe was meant to die to bring the rise of another into the picture, but Lord Warhead interfered and changed the future for his own ends. Lord Shadowscythe and Warhead together are forming the Immortals plan to alter the events of the future for a glorious, perpetual conflict - by destroying the Shraag and saving the brikverse.
If only for the Immortals to conquer it themselves.
The Shraag, is a splintered being from beyond this universe - a vast, bodiless psionic field that bends and corrupts lesser mortals to its will - brought into this universe by the cracks in time and space created by the unfinished machine from "Perchance to Dream" it has always existed in this version of the timeline - forging a new history in its wake. Long ago it used its cybernetic insect thralls to enrage a genocidal war of annihilation against the first creatures of the universe, and was it was almost able to complete these acts before the first ones built a psionic weapon of immeasurable power - a ship that would catalyze the raw power of the soul itself into a weapon capable of actually harming and killing the Shraag. In firing this weapon they wiped out their entire species but knocked the beast into an effective coma and disconnected the greater consciousness from its lesser nodes - the psionic equivalent of a coma.
Now it is awake, and there are lesser meat-beings running riot in its killing gardens - and they have brought a new gift with them. The beings known as "Immortals" would make the perfect vessels for its mind, unkillable, unstoppable - it has already corrupted the being known as "Loveless" into a cruel mockery of life - and now it has set its sights on Lord Warhead and many others, until it can instill its mind within the greatest Immortal of all, the Emperor himself.
The Immortals are still pouring into the galaxy like an endless hoard - their ships number into the millions, if not into the trillions. They have brought entire forge worlds with them through the void - planets stripped of all life and re-built into massive factories to produce the endless supplies they need to bend their whim - fleets of every shape, every size and every type emerge from hyperspace by the day, ranging from fleets of iron-hardened warriors of tactical grace and capacity to unruly masses of peasant troopers, armed with every weapon imaginable. All set on the conquest and glory of this galaxy. Behind them in the depths of space the Emperor of the Immortals himself is growing every closer to the galaxy, and it will not be long before he arrives to oversee the glory of this war with his own eyes.
Within all of this the other empires of the brikverse are trapped in the wheels of conflict - The maiden world of Genoad is caught in a conspiracy of universal scale, the Assyrians pulled into a war they want less and less to do with, the Third Riech parade through the stars themselves and the Britannians continue their vendetta of hatred against the Scythian empire.
This is the Immortal war, this is the war to end all wars - this is the war that will end the multiverse.