Today on Quantum Vibe: Four other major powers Strip 1530 - Click strip above to goto the next strip.
First Seen: Fri 2017-02-10
Story & Art: Scott Bieser - Colors: Lea Jean Badelles Sci-Fi Adventure Monday & Thursday.
To boldly go where no manic pixie dream girl has gone before.
A thousand years in the future, humanity has colonized worlds in nearly
100 galaxies, thanks to Quantum Vibremonic technologies developed five
centuries earlier. Other new technologies have created various
off-shoots of humanity and extended life expectancies five-fold. The
story begins with how a mad scientist and his plucky assistant, along
with their robot friend, brought humanity to the stars, and continues
with the adventures of some unique people in fantastic places.
We Now Return You To Your Regularly Scheduled Program. [ Mar 1, 2021 ]
Texas has returned to more normal winter weather conditions, power is back on and Internet connections are working. Which means Scott has new Quantum Vibe strips ready to go this week. We appreciate everyone's understanding and patience as we emerged from hibernation.
PP and Murphy and Hugo.
PP: Yes, there are in fact dozens of intelligent species in this galaxy, many of which are aligned with us.
PP: And, four other major powers we have to contend with, sometimes cooperating and sometimes not. What do you know about them?
Murphy and Hugo, with Eithne looking on.
Murphy: Not very much. We detected their major space-warp lanes, at the same time we found yours.
Hugo: We have also been monitoring your public video broadcasts, and picked up some references to other species and other powers.
Murphy: But we would appreciate a more coherent picture, if you don't mind.
Eithne (thought): 'Four others'?
Pull back to show the entire table. A projection plate in the center has been activated, and an image of leopard-like male and female K'TAGONS appears above it.
PP: Very well, here's a brief overview:
PP: The K'Tagons are a war-like people, organized principally along familial and tribal lines.
PP: We have had wars and alliances, alternatively, with them. Their 'honor culture' makes them volatile but not unpredictable.
Same shot, but now a pair of lizard-like sophonts are displayed.
PP: The Soraxians, on the other hand, have little sense of 'honor' as we would understand it.
PP: Secretive and manipulative, it was more than a century after we first noticed their influence, that we had any direct contact with them.
PP: Their government is republican in structure but nearly totalitarian in reach.
Same shot, now with a trio of insect-like beings.
PP: The Brennir were discovered fairly recently. They are a tri-gendered species, and a younger one.
PP: They seem to combine the Soraxian predilection for intrigue and the K'Tagon tendency for brute violence..
PP: We have a peace treaty with them but relations are still very tense.
Now the image is of a quartet of vaguely-humanoid beings with numerous artificial attachments.
PP: Finally, there are the Cush.
PP: They have appeared in the out-reaches of all our territories, raiding and capturing worlds.
PP: We know little about them, their technology, how they are organized, or where they come from.
Eithne: Well, apparently they're crap at accessorizing.