Background Story: Across the vast reaches of space lies the Archeon System. Around its yellow star orbits the twin planets, Oros and Amayah. Long ago, an alliance (the OAA) was formed between the sovereign states of these two worlds to fight off an extraterrestrial threat. Now they seek to explore the universe, and pioneering this effort is the legendary Space Corp X (SCX).
The SCX is organized into twelve specialized squads, each assigned a color:
Despite the specialization, each squad also maintains a small force of standard marines. All personnel are equipped with a Sealed Environment Radiation Resistant Extravehicular (SERREV) Jumpsuit w/ Armored Helmet. The helmet is equipped with a radio, atmosphere buttplugs, and NGTC visors for lighting. In addition, personnel who are expected to be engaged in prolonged extravehicular activities are also equipped with Reinforced Breathing Apparatus (RBA's or "airtanks") that are capable of supplying and recycling air for up to a week without charging. For military action, marines are also equipped with standard EP-11 Blaster Rifles.
Wearing these jumpsuits, SCX personnel are 100% resistant to all kinds of radiation, air-and-waterborne poison and toxins, and extreme heat and cold.
Shadow Squad. These marines are equipped with XE-9 Stealth Cloaks that bend light around them, allowing them to appear invisible. They are also armed with HPEP-24 Sniper Rifles.
Air/Space All-Purpose (ASAP) Mk. II Fighter, codename "Longsword"
This starfighter, or starbomber as it is unofficially called, is the workhorse of the SCX fleet. It requires a pilot and operations specialist to properly fly. Tough, fast, and rugged, it carries enough firepower to devastate the surface of a small moon. It is equipped with long range sensors and scanners, energy shielding, and a hyper-drive for FTL travel. Its primary weapons consist of 6 NGTC laser cannons, 4 mounted in the front, 2 in the back. Each has a 180 degree firing arc and can be fired in bursts, beams, or single shots depending on the target. Its secondary weapon consists of a belly-mounted torpedo launcher, capable of firing a wide variety of warheads.
EV-SEAR Hovercraft, codename “Rocket Sled”
Acronym is short for "Extravehicular Swift, Escort, Attack, and Reconnaissance". This single-seated craft is fast and maneuverable. In addition to operating on the ground, it can be deployed in space for short range missions. It is armed with a pair of heavy, forward-firing NGTC laser blasters.
ODC-SETP-APC/MBT-10K, codename “Hybrid”
Acronym(s) short for "Orbital Drop Certified, Sealed Environment, Turbo-Powered Armored Personnel Carrier/Main Battle Tank”. This armored vehicle is heavily armed with a laser cannon, 8x missile tubes, and an anti-personnel NGTC laser projector turret. It is piloted by a driver and a gunner and is capable of comfortably carrying 6 marines, who enter/exit through a hatch on the back. Being a space battle tank, it has wheels instead of treads and rockets equipped in the aft as well as underneath. As such, it is capable of extreme boosts in speed, jumping or "popping", leapfrogging over obstacles, and orbital drops.
Ensign Melissa Conroy, nickname "Connie", call-sign "Firecracker"
Red Squad's Ace Pilot, she pilots her personalized ASAP Mk. I "Dagger" Fighter. She has a fiery personality and was a notorious renegade and smuggler before her life was saved and she joined the SCX as thanks. In combat, she is armed with a pair of Crimson Red Zap Cannons that she has so lovingly named "Shock" and "Awe". Being an established pilot and fierce warrior, she is protected by the Red-Eyed Golden Dragon Wing Shield, which provides her with an energy shield in battle.