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Of Men, Melani, and Malevolent Machines - PrologueOf Men, Melani, and Malevolent Machines - Prologue by Desgar
They were once castaways from a long dead world, but the vulpine species Melani have prospered into a galactic superpower. Focusing their colonization efforts on the planet Mars in the Terra solar system, they have aroused mostly fear, suspicion, and hatred from the humans on Earth. However, as forces from space threaten Melani, Human, and Earth-born Anthro alike, they must put aside their differences and unite to prevent a potential galactic cataclysm.
Of Men, Melani, and Malevolent Machines
Prologue: Threat from Beyond
MARS DEFENSE COMMAND, CONFEDERATE ARMED FORCES OF THE MELANI
LARISA CITY, HESPERIA, MARS
The image of Captain Teros Bahadur appeared on the viewscreen at Mars Defense Command. "ETA to contact in less than five minutes, Control."
"Acknowledged, Scimitar Squadron," Communications Officer Matas replied.
"Keep channels open, Teros," Major Kei Otono said. "Two frigates will be join
Sir Samuel StoutThis is the tale of Sir Samuel Stout, a man with a life full of woe.Sir Samuel Stout by Nightshade03
For fun and adventure he did live without, but how to find it he just did not know.
So he set out in search for a valiant quest, for which to make his life complete.
He packed his brown satchel and headed out West, on his stumbling, leather-shod feet.
He ventured atop the Mountain of Bears, lightning-bolts cracking the skies.
At the peak of the mountain, blocking his path, was the Bear Queen with death in her eyes.
"I've found meat for my sons!" The Queen of Bears roared, licking her sharp, bloody claws.
"For you, Son of Man, only death now awaits, for breaking the Bear-Mountain Laws!"
Samuel Stout put his hands on his hips, frowning with mild frustration.
"I've no time to tarry with you, Wild Queen. Nor any of the humble Bear Nation.
"You see, Dearest Queen, I am in search of adventure, and my time for questing runs short.
Please let me by without fuss, feud, or fight, and go back to your Bear Mountain Court."
"The individual has always had to struggle to keep from being overwhelmed by the tribe. If you try it, you will be lonely often, and sometimes frightened. But no price is too high to pay for the privilege of owning yourself."|
- Friedrich Nietzsche
"To be yourself in a world that is constantly trying to make you something else is the greatest accomplishment."
- Ralph Waldo Emerson
"Do or do not. There is no try"
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