Having endured countless millenia plagued by war, planetary representatives of
the milky way galaxy finally came together in peace, forming the Union Empire.
Sadly, as history has taught us time and time again, peace rarely lasts. When
one planet decided they weren't getting a fair shake in the deal, they decided
to rewrite the terms on their own.
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and enjoy a planet hopping adventure filled with bioengineered beasts, drug
smugglers, crooked political agendas and space age humor! Solve the mystery
of the Radanian attacks! Slice through your enemies like a hot laser knife
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Star Odyssey has begun!
It all began simply enough: a spice merchant named Yan had decided to take a
break from his rigorous work schedule in order to enjoy watching the Aurian
starseeds bloom. This occurrence, during which the seeds are launched into
space to take root on other planets, is both a miraculous and relaxing affair
that would surely have a moving effect on most any feeling being. Yet it was
en route to this life-giving phenomenon that Yan's eyes were diverted to
something entirely different altogether.
The Terraian research vessel Blue Almanac was on a mission to determine which
planet would be the next one suitable for colonization. In their travels, the
ship's crew had managed to collect much more than information, a fact soon
discovered by the government of the mysterious planet Radan. Pursued by a
fleet of heavily armed Radanian warships, the crew used the one advantage
they had: speed. Blazing through space, they hoped to come within
communications range of either Terra or one of its colonized planets, in
order to send out a distress call.
Sadly, the Radanians struck a tragic blow to the defenseless research vessel
before any contact could be made, sending the ship hopelessly plummeting to
certain doom. Their secrets buried, the ship's crew was of no further concern
to the Radanian government at least, for the time being. The warships
returned home, with no one the wiser. No one, that is, except Yan.
Sixteen years have passed, and our focus shifts to the Terraian colonized
planet Delta. On this planet lives Toby, a young man who loves exploring the
world around him. Keeping with tradition, Toby's father has arranged for him
to visit Terra as an educational experience.
Having accepted his father's offer, Toby approaches the starport when he is
suddenly contacted telepathically by a woman on a distant planet. Explaining
to him that she has forseen his ship's destruction, she warns him against
boarding it. Before the confused Toby can make a decision, the man at the
gate refuses him entry for his suspicious behavior. Soon after, the starship
bound for Terra is indeed destroyed, proving the mysterious woman's prediction
to have been accurate.
It is later revealed by survivors of the unprovoked attack that the Radanian
army was responsible for the ship's destruction. Swarms of Radanian warships
begin to appear in orbit, claiming the Delton sky and refusing all manned
starships from leaving the planet. For reasons yet unknown, it seems the
Radanians want someone or something to remain on the planet. This suddenly
aggressive behavior against a fellow member of the Union Empire is seen by
the council as a serious threat, and talks begin to circulate that if something
drastic isn't done, there will be war. It is then that Toby decides to take
matters into his own hands, charging himself with discovering the secret
behind Radan's sudden turn of hostility, and putting an end to it before
things explode into total chaos.