Pax Magellanica: Reichworld
2099AD. The colony starship Thorn is lost on her run to Barnard’s Star. Trapped in a worm hole for two years, she finally emerges among the glittering starfields of The Larger Magellanic Cloud.
Man has expanded his universe and prospered, but is fragmenting in his haste to populate new stars. A diaspora of greed, power, and opportunity over the new centuries leads to semi-regal empires of privilege and patronage.
Then, two sentient life-forms are found: the first, a benign Gaea entity; the second, a voracious pack society of frightening familiarity that seeks to reclaim the stars.
Suddenly, Man is outnumbered, fragmented, at war. And is losing.
A new way is needed: social revolution. The best and greatest minds of a generation find a way of uniting the disparate parts of human society. They call on history, emotion, myth, legend, and self-deception of all peoples to build a powerful movement.
The ways of old were thrown aside and a reich was born.
Technology blossomed and the Bio-ships were created.
Now here was one last desperate chance to hold the hordes back; to survive.
One last chance, but the Bio-ships needed very special people to pilot them. Like Axel van Diemen. Privileged and talented, he had everything to lose.
… and the unsteady hand of history is writing everything down.
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