The year is 2330. The
Earth is now under the rule of one government.
Many of the natural
resources of the planet have been wasted and most are in short supply.
Much of the wildlife on Planet Earth is endangered. Most nations sensing
the demise of Planet Earth as it had been in the past began to look toward the
stars as holding their future.
In 2100 a mass exodus from
Planet Earth began. Those who made the exodus became known, as well as
their descendants, as "Off Worlders." The current government on
Earth has created a caste system. There is a ruling class and a lower
caste that is made up of everyone else.
Those who are not part of
the ruling class are slaves. Occasionally, a slave will try to
escape. The only place for them to run is 'off planet.' The
government controls all flights in an out of the remaining Earth
atmosphere. Slaves caught running are executed.
Off Worlders have tried
their best to keep the stories of Earth and it's "glory days" alive,
but most stories have just become legends. One of the legends revolves
around a secret of "living forever."
Not much is known about this
secret, but it is thought to have something to do with what were called
churches. Churches were outlawed in the year 2150 and they have all been
destroyed or locked down.
The ruling government keeps
a close watch on the remaining church facilities. Anyone caught entering
these facilities faces a sentence of execution. It is believed that
somewhere within the walls of these "illegal churches" the secret of
living forever can be found. The legend is now called the "Forever
A group of Off Worlders has
mobilized themselves into intergalactic freedom specialists. They have
formed what is called Interstellar Command. Their goal is to free the
oppressed of Planet Earth...any slave who decides to risk running.
Interstellar Command has managed to hide homing devices in many of the abandoned
churches. These devices omit a signal that is difficult to detect.
If the signal is activated, Interstellar Command has less than 24 hours to
infiltrate Earth's atmosphere and defenses and find the slave who is on the
run. If they cannot achieve this goal in 24 hours, the signal cuts off
automatically, to prevent detection, and will not reset for a month.
This leaves a slave in
extreme danger because they must then elude the government or find and break
into another church to activate another homing device.
On a routine rescue mission,
the crew of the Finder, under the command of Captain Aaron Alten, found
themselves in a situation to discover the Forever Secret. Crew member
Carrie Collins was willing to risk her life and the life of those they had come
to rescue, to find out if the legend of the Forever Secret was true.
The Forever Secret was
found, it was true.
EPIC 2: Intensity begins 10
years later. The adventure continues...