Home Sweet Home [JJJ18]

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Home Sweet Home [JJJ18]

Post by Kastrenzo » Mon Jul 23, 2018 1:25 pm

A continuation of the Shulga Saga
Previously - http://brikwars.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=33&t=17021

Somewhere In the Zapad Cluster, Gold Sector, Mid R2017

a few hours later..

Image20180723_014350 by Dic Jacobus, on Flickr
Crewman: Sir, we have the engines back online, enough to give us a jump back to friendly space
Shulga: Admiral?
Admiral Kazakov: ZZZZZZZ
DuGA: The admiral appears to be intoxicated, sir.
Shulga: Fuck sake. Come here
Image20180723_014440 by Dic Jacobus, on Flickr
Shulga: DuGA, I want you to plot our course. If we've only got one shot at this I'm not going to leave it to a someone who's sauced off their tits.. Plot navigation into the computer and give it to the helmsman, take the helm if needed.
DuGA: At once sir. My calculations estimate we can take a direct route to the Kazimaz system, the shipyards there will repair our systems before returning home

Shulga: Alright, do it.
Image20180723_014254 by Dic Jacobus, on Flickr

The Admiral awakes from his drunken stupor as the ship starts to move
Kazakov: Wh. Whaa?
DuGA: Plotting course. Warp drive engaging in 3.....2.....1..... engage
Image20180723_014524 by Dic Jacobus, on Flickr

The ship blasts off, heading east. A few minutes later...

Image20180723_014557 by Dic Jacobus, on Flickr

Zarkharchuk and Novikov are suddenley discomforted and then yell in pain

Image20180723_014605 by Dic Jacobus, on Flickr

Shulga looks to the other crew, but notices it's only them who seem to be affected

Image20180723_014635 by Dic Jacobus, on Flickr

They fall to the floor, unconscious
Shulga: Medical! We need medical on the bridge! now dam....

Image20180723_014651 by Dic Jacobus, on Flickr

He suddenley feels extremely feint as well, a splitting headache

Image20180723_014714 by Dic Jacobus, on Flickr
He stumbles and falls unconscious as well.

Image20180723_014818 by Dic Jacobus, on Flickr
He wakes up in a pitch black enviornment
Shulga: What?... Am I.. Am I dead?..
Image20180723_014827 by Dic Jacobus, on Flickr

He gathers himself and stands up

Image20180723_014917 by Dic Jacobus, on Flickr
He has trouble seeing anything, he wanders around in the dark. Wondering if this is the afterlife.. Or something else

Image20180723_014927 by Dic Jacobus, on Flickr


Image20180723_015019 by Dic Jacobus, on Flickr
He takes off his coat and mask ...

Image20180723_015048 by Dic Jacobus, on Flickr
Then noticing a bright blue light in the distance.
Ominous voice: IDI KO MNE Come to me...

Image20180723_015059 by Dic Jacobus, on Flickr
He walks towards it.. hesitating at first, knowing not to "walk towards the light", but when he realizes it's some kind of crystal he decides to investigate.

Image20180723_015119 by Dic Jacobus, on Flickr
He looks at the crystal and studies it
Shulga: Is this a dream? or some kind of sick joke?
Image20180723_015641 by Dic Jacobus, on Flickr
Suddenly there is a loud crackle and reality around him shifts for a millesecond. The scene shifts and four figures stand around the crystal, each one of them appearing to be investigating the crystal themselves.

Image20180723_015707 by Dic Jacobus, on Flickr
He looks at them, recognizing some of them..
Shulga: Trianglist..... and... Remus? The Mage?.. what?..
Image20180723_015729 by Dic Jacobus, on Flickr
He looks at the other two
Shulga: And that looks like the Pirate King... but.. different? What's going on here?
Image20180723_015804 by Dic Jacobus, on Flickr
There is another snap, and the four are now staring at Shulga with unwelcoming expressions.

Image20180723_015846 by Dic Jacobus, on Flickr
And another snap, and they dissapear

Image20180723_015910 by Dic Jacobus, on Flickr
Now alone, he touches the crystal

Image20180723_020149 by Dic Jacobus, on Flickr
He feels a jolt, and a snap. then he finds himself buried in corpses.. corpses from the Arhus war, and he is reminded of the thousands of lives lost, Magikstrate, Tharcan and his own people, because of his actions.

Image20180723_020200 by Dic Jacobus, on Flickr
He screams
What is this!? Stop this!
Image20180723_020227 by Dic Jacobus, on Flickr
Another snap, and he finds himself alone again. He angrily sneers at the crystal
Shulga: What are you?
A Female voice: A good thing.
Shulga: The fuck? I know that voice...
Image20180723_020311 by Dic Jacobus, on Flickr
He turns around and then sees Anessa, his secret romantic partner
Anessa Ziegler: Ze Monolith only reveals itself to ze strong.. ze gifted. You should be honored..
Image20180723_020321 by Dic Jacobus, on Flickr
Shulga goes to greet Anessa

Image20180723_020344 by Dic Jacobus, on Flickr
A snap, and She turns into Randy Lahey, whom Shulga betrayed and Murdered just a few days ago. He falls to the floor in shock

Image20180723_020418 by Dic Jacobus, on Flickr
He lashes out with a Psionic attack, The figure dissapears when he strikes him

Image20180723_020431 by Dic Jacobus, on Flickr
Growing extremely impatient. He shouts at the Crystal. it doesn't respond.
Image20180723_020622 by Dic Jacobus, on Flickr

Then, inside the crystal, a Figure manifests, a silhoutte of sinister black armor appears feintly

Image20180723_020647 by Dic Jacobus, on Flickr
It then walks out of the crystal like it was made of water. It stands in front of Shulga, Motionless. He looks at it closely and notices a small, discrete insignia of a Wolf's head. He recognizes it as the Sigil of the Aldemir Dynasty, his ancestors.
Shulga: Wait.. I know this armor. I once wore it when I was young... You.. you're me?
Image20180723_020806 by Dic Jacobus, on Flickr
A voice from behind him responds.. he turns to look
Ominous Voice: No... Not you.
Image20180723_020848 by Dic Jacobus, on Flickr

Outside of his view, the figure temporarily shifts into a demonic spectre, all black with two glowing eyes

Image20180723_020903 by Dic Jacobus, on Flickr
He then hears creepy whispering from behind him.
Whispering: Find him, before he finds you...
Image20180723_020920 by Dic Jacobus, on Flickr
He turns around and is then face to face with a mirror of himself, although this one is clad in sinister black armor. It shivers and shakes.. Loud mechanical breathing as if it's some husk kept on life support. Shulga Freaks
Shulga: GAH!
Image20180723_021615 by Dic Jacobus, on Flickr
He then awakes from his "dream" Alongside Novikov and Zarkharchuk

Image20180723_021710 by Dic Jacobus, on Flickr
Shulga: What was that?
Zarkharchuk: I.. I don't know.. some kind of crystal?
Novikov: I saw it too!...
Shulga: I didn't see either of you there? Did you see Anessa? or the Lahey boy?
Novikov: It.. appears to be some kind of Psionic beacon, that called each of us. But we were all shown something different
Zarkharchuk: I saw.. My family, and my death?...
Shulga: I just want to go home... This has completely freaked me out
Image20180723_021752 by Dic Jacobus, on Flickr
He squeezes between the chair past a sleeping, drunken Admiral
Shulga: DuGA, Report...
Image20180723_021807 by Dic Jacobus, on Flickr
DuGA stands motionless, shaking and shivering, and loud static comes out of his voice modulator.. Shulga is disturbed by this..
DuGA: Critical Error.... Download overflow........time mismatch.....date mismatch...... year mismatch..... year R2018
Shulga: R2018?! WHAT?
Image20180723_021819 by Dic Jacobus, on Flickr
DuGA in a less friendly, more robotic tone: Connection to DuGA mainframe re-established.. Alert: The Igor Basiltsky went off course into the Zarkipatta Nebula. The Igor Basiltsky appears to have strayed into the proximity of a Black Hole while in Zarkipatta Nebula. Crew onboard the Igor Basiltsky will have experienced a slow in relative space-time by approximately 8 Months.. DuGA can confirm the Igor Basiltsky is now in the Kazimaz System... Star Date..7-23-R2018...

Shulga: Navigation! Give me an update
Image20180723_021858 by Dic Jacobus, on Flickr
Crewmen nervously shout back
Crewman: Sir... We are in the Kazimaz system... and according to planetary positions and comet charts.... The AI is right... We've travelled in time! it's R2018

Shulga: We didn't travel in time you idiot. What was minutes in the Nebula, was weeks in reality! My god!..
Image20180723_021832 by Dic Jacobus, on Flickr
After reconnecting to the communications network and recieving news updates, a crew member shouts back
Crew: Sir! the Igor Basiltsky was marked as missing 2 days after we left the Spartak system! Emergency measures have been put in place in our absence!
Image20180723_021912 by Dic Jacobus, on Flickr
Suddenley there's the echos of a few space explosions in the distance, and a few grey and purple fighters fly by the bridge, being chased down by some black and orange ones... Then the whole ship rocks.
Shulga: Yeah?.... somehow I think it's worse than that...
Image42689266065_be992b563f_o by Dic Jacobus, on Flickr
The whole bridge lights up with flashing red lights, and a klaxon alarm blares throughout the bridge. The drunken admiral falls off his chair
Image20180723_022111 by Dic Jacobus, on Flickr
Shulga runs to the door but is stopped by Zarkharchuk
Zarkharchuk: Where do you think you're going?!
Shulga: I'm fine! Leave me! Stay here on the Bridge.. Vlad's too drunk for me to trust him... Stay here and protect the bridge and take command of the ship if it gets bad!
Image20180723_022815 by Dic Jacobus, on Flickr
Shulga runs down the bridge and finds himself alone in a corridor, looking outside there appears to be a few fighters flying by but he can't make heads or tails of the situation. The alarms on the ship are almost deafening. He then hears a stampede of scrambling footsteps coming from down the hall... he prepares to fight but then stands down when he realizes it's his own troops.. he can hear the cursing and swearing before he can even see them
Angry yelling down the hall: shvydshe ty trakhayeshsya sobak! peremistyty yoho ! kokhana suka! faster you fucking dogs! move it ! fucking bitch!
Image20180723_023002 by Dic Jacobus, on Flickr
An entire platoon of heavily armed Shock Troops thunder past Shulga. Most of them not even looking at him as they charge by
Angry Shock trooper running by: Vony dumaly, shcho zmozhutʹ na bortu nashoho korablya ya zbyrayusya rozirvaty yikhni chorni holovy! They thought they could board our ship I am going to tear their fucking heads off!
Image20180723_023109 by Dic Jacobus, on Flickr
An Infantry Officer takes notice of Shulga and stops with a few of his men
Shock Trooper Squad leader: Sir?! Your orders?!
Shulga: Lead the way lieutenant!
Shock Trooper Squad leader: Of course Sir!
Image20180723_023143 by Dic Jacobus, on Flickr
Shulga runs off with more troops as the Squad leader yells down the hallway
Shock Trooper Squad Leader: Move your asses blyat! Get the shields to the front! Lock and load! Cyka!
Image20180723_025845 by Dic Jacobus, on Flickr
The troops reach the end of the corridor just in time, They barely have enough time to erect a shield wall when the door of the landing craft starts opening
Shulga: PAC?! Ahh things really went to shit didn't they?!
Random Soldier: Sir?
Platoon Chanting: GALACIA OVER ALL!
Image20180723_030358 by Dic Jacobus, on Flickr
The boarding craft door flies open and a bunch of angry Pekkas come screaming out of it, bullets and pulse rounds flying everywhere

Image20180723_030546 by Dic Jacobus, on Flickr
The first few that come out get wasted almost immediately and there's a short, eerie silence
Soldier: Was that it? Wow....
PAC Soldier inside the craft: PERKELE, PERKELE!
Image20180723_030624 by Dic Jacobus, on Flickr
A stick grenade comically flies out of the depths of the craft and it echos throughout the room as it bounces..

Image20180723_030836 by Dic Jacobus, on Flickr
It blows up and a bunch of the shields are taken out

Image20180723_031214 by Dic Jacobus, on Flickr
The rest of the PAC troops flood into the room and a bunch of soldiers on both sides get shot down in the chaos.

Image20180723_031248 by Dic Jacobus, on Flickr
One of the soldiers doesn't bat an eye, and recklessly fires a grenade launcher right into the cluster
Shturmovi Vanharda: Eat this, bitch!"
Image20180723_031352 by Dic Jacobus, on Flickr
The rest of the PAC troops get blown up..
Soldier: Uh.... Clear..
Others: Laughing
Shulga goes to look out a window

Imagespaceb by Dic Jacobus, on Flickr

He looks out the window, and see's a massive space battle between PAC and Imperiya ships in the Kazimaz system, Galacian territory.. He sighs and speaks sarcastically
Shulga: Ah..... Home sweet home...
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Re: Home Sweet Home [JJJ18]

Post by Dienekes22 » Thu Aug 09, 2018 5:59 pm

Style: 8/10

Substance: 7/10

Photography: 9/10
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Re: Home Sweet Home [JJJ18]

Post by Kommander Ken » Thu Aug 09, 2018 9:48 pm

Style: 7/10

Substance: 8/10

Photography: 8/10

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Re: Home Sweet Home [JJJ18]

Post by aoffan23 » Sun Aug 12, 2018 12:12 am

Style: 8/10
The stuff with the crystal in it is properly surreal, and the interior of the ship's bridge is well done

Substance: 6/10
The walls are very simple stacks of panels, but it's nothing particularly bad. The computers are cool, and the minifigs look quite good, though I can't really give any points for the mostly stock set used as the boarding ship.

Photography: 7/10
A lot of pictures, pictures themselves are good, resize your pictures, you know the drill.

Theme: 10
I'm assuming since this is a soap that it's a kanon event? So I guess it gets a 10 by default.

Total: 21 (10)
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