This is the story of a man witnessing his whole world coming apart, and his voyage through the frenzy of a civilisation descending into chaos. While trying to come to terms with times of unrest, he’ll see how the events unfolding will reshape the landscape of a galaxy.
“The times are unstable. The outcome is bleak. It wasn’t supposed to go like that. We didn’t want this. When I saw on TV that the OSMI acquired the mines I cheered… everyone cheered. People came from all over the galaxy, it was so joyful. New cities emmerged from deserted grounds overnight, new families settled in everyday, Keranain hadn’t been that lively for a century. Hell, even when we were the third imperial colony, it wasn’t that great. With the brand new satellites and all the technology, we had 16 hours of sunlight a day and amenities we couldn’t have dreamt of.
But the greed…drove them mad. The tales started to circulate about the violence and the oppression… noone wanted to believe it. But I saw it. The destruction. The slaughter. The corpses left there, the laser burnt flesh made the air smell of blood and dirt. I can still smell it, and feel the ashes in my eyes. It was revolting. So much death… and their screams of despair, I heard them too.
The raids were ruthless, so were the demonstrators opposing them. They shouldn’t have blockaded the cristal mines, that sent the company overboard. Then there was a a fleet of fifty vessels, and no more daylight. They had come to claim the whole planet as theirs and to enforce the rules onto the rioters. Those militias, they’re not human. They cannot be. All that suffering and loss cannot be forgiven. It wasn’t supposed to come to that. It was only 3 years ago, the industrial wonders brought our town back to life, and now it is crumbling to pieces. I fear the rebellion is doing more harm than good, but they are right; the OSMI cannot own our lives, we are not meant to be slaves. The Emperor, he won’t abandon us right? They betrayed the agreement, he knows what to do. I do too. I shall join His army, and defend my home planet, that is my only choice left.”