This is a roleplay ive offered before, but im hoping for takers this time.
Earth would be the focal point of a vast empire.Its fleets and technology would be among the best and most coveted in the galaxy.Our weapons would also be the best, but restricted to our ships and armies. We've formed allianced with neighboring races, but naturally, our prosperity and weapons devellopment makes other races envious.
Divided, these races could never hope to defeat us, but banded together, they could.They launch attacks on our outer colonies, and work their way to our inner colonies.Our fleets attack them and slow them down, but no new ships have been built in years, so they are slowly destroyed.
Our allies abandon us and leave the fighting to us.We manage to hold out for a year, but they reach earth and begin their attack on our homeworld, seeking our technology and weapons, as well as our new engine technology.
We know that its a battle that we will lose, and to that end, we construct a hidden facility under the former site of NORAD. Its a top secret facility, where we store all our most valuable and important technology, weapons, as well as a number of ground and air transports, including the prototypes of our new high speed shuttles, with the new engine technology in them.
Included are 5,000 cryopods, to preserve the most important of our race,our leaders, poets, weapons designers, as well as 500 children. Im counted as one of the planets best pilots, so i was chosen as well to take part in this ark, of sorts.
The cryopods are intended to keep us alive and preserve us for 50 years.By then, the alliance will be fracturing and we can escape to a new world, where we can rebuild our civilisation.
The alien armada attacks not long after i arrive, and sense the panic.The biometric blast doors that keeps this facility hidden are sealed, and theres no way out.Fighting is going on in orbit, as our fleets battle to keep them away from our cities for as long as possible.
Unknown to me, in the cities, a plague has been released, to kill anyone that survives the orbital bombardments and invasion of our world.There are others who have managed to escape and hide on other worlds, but the bulk of humanity had retreated to Earth.
I slip into my cryopod for my 50 year sleep, and the last thought that i have before i close my eyes is of my home city, New York,will i ever see it again, i ask myself, then the world goes black.
The fleet destroys our ships, but they dont get thier hands on any usefull weapons or engine technology, and with those left on earth dying, no one is alive to tell Earths occupiers anything.
They invade anyway and search for weapons and research labs, but they have all been destroyed.Furious, but not undeterred, they declare earth off-limits to those not of the fleet, as well as humans who managed to hide on friendly worlds.
They survive, and have offspring on their sanctuary worlds, to keep the human race alive.2,000 years go by and we are still in our pods.The timing controls were damaged somehow, and we arent woken up.During that time, the pods fail, one by one, until only my pod remains active and working to keep me alive.
After 2,000 years, the alien combine falls apart, and they fall victim to a mutated form of the plague that was released on earth.Harmless to others, but lethal to them.
Only then can the descendants of those who hid return to earth, along with those who sheltered them, and those from our former allies who feel guilt.They seek out any remaining traces of their culture.They come across rumors of an ark, set up and hidden before the final attack.
A team of archealogists enter what remains of NORAD, and gain access to the hidden levels when one activates the biometric scanner built into the blast door.
Whoever likes this would take the role of one of the team that finds the mountain and gains access to the hidden levels. Humans wouldnt have changed that much, maybe some mental abilies, but the speech and appearance would be the same.