<< BACK TO RS001 SHIP LISTING /\ ==== ~O R E S T E S~ | | . . | | | * . -*- ==== | XXXX * |\/| |/\| ##|## . * |\/| | . |/\| | |\/| | |/\|------------==| /____\ \ \ \ \ \ \ \*/ | | | / \ * | | ____ | \ / \ /*\ \ | | | __/..-----*----/--_____\_/___ _________|__|____|______----____- -------- Orestes is an outpost located on the planet PFG 70c in the HD219134 planetary system. It is serviced by the Arsinoe ship which orbits the system, maintaining two additional outposts. According to the inhabitants of the outpost, the ship has not been heard from for two earth-years now. The planet is desolate with a prolonged day/night cycle. Its terrain is mountainous and rocky. Its only distinguishing feature, and the reason for the existence of the Orestes outpost, are a series of crystalline structures which populate a small portion of its surface. The base is manned by three members who will remain anonymous. Systems maintenance and communications tasks are performed by the Werner H. Young Terminal Emulator A.I. NOTICE!! - For anyone coming across this old story and wondering how it ends: I've lost interest in this story. I wasn't too happy with its direction so I stopped posting the entries on Cosmic Voyage. I've uploaded the remainder of the story at the following locations: https://spool-five.com/fiction/orestes.html gopher://spool-five.com/fiction/orestes/ At the outset, I tried to imagine a story reminiscent of Tarkovsky movies (Solaris and Stalker). There was going to be some kind of communication between the planet and its inhabitants via hallucinations. I didn't really pull it off though, I lost sight of that goal. The rest of the entries are mostly in draft form, so if you do want to see a rough sketch of the ending, go to one of the locations listed above. orestes - Ship Log: 468 >> orestes - Still no signs of life 479 >> orestes - The last of the apples 485 >> orestes - Psychic Transmissions 492 >> orestes - Happy to be among them 497 >> orestes - I don't want to lose her now 507 >> orestes - Guest 521 >> orestes - Friend... 532 >> orestes - Lost time 540 >> orestes - Room 547 >> orestes - Gate openings 554 >> orestes - Gone girl 575 >> orestes - Moving on 576 >> orestes - Return 577 >> orestes - Olive All rights reserved.