With the revision of new models, and this new progress. It seemed best to revise the story too.

Since this is post HW 2, call it HW 3 if you will.

Story Concept

Time; 50 years post HW:2

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Mining vessel, Kun-Laan Ascendant approaches a deep space asteroid field. As they enter the field, their guidance and comm. array gets destroyed, fearing a collision from any of the oncoming asteroids, they make a blind hyperspace jump into the unknown. Once they emerge from hyperspace, they find them self surrounded once more. This time, by an ancient megalith. Deciding that this is as good a place as any to rest and get repairs, they settle in for the duration.

While repairs are underway, the Fal-Mar research vessel is dispatched into the eye of the unknown. Within days, the mining kith realize what they have stumbled upon. They dock with the megalith, and begin further research while the communication crew tries to establish contact with any of the outside worlds, which is proving hard to do from within the megalith.

Recent negations with the Hiigaran government has left a bad taste in the mining kiith, feeling more as the out casts, and receiving no praise for the glory of the beast days, they decide to keep the discovery to themselves, at least for now. Back on Hiigara, it is believed the Kun-Laan Ascendant has been lost in a mining accident. Pieces of the hull and guidance system are found in the asteroid field, rescue operations are called off, and they return to port.

Aboard the Kun-Laan, much has changed. No longer having the guts of a mining vessel, her resource storage tanks have been striped and retrofitted into a advanced research station. After they came upon the realization that the Gate had the capability to open a hyperspace port to another galaxy, they focused all their attention to getting it up and running.

With the possibility of endless resources to build their own empire on their mind, nothing would get in their way of powering up the giant Gate. During research, a second team discovers schematics for advanced propulsion, weapons and hull plating. With the rest of Somtaaw fleet gathering at the secret location, final preparation to start the gate are in progress.

2 long years after the discovery, finally, the Gate is about to open. Before them, a hyperspace event, dwarfing anything in known existence. First to go through, is the research vessel, "Khar-Sellim II". Approximately a week later, the hyperspace event is opened once more for the Khar-Selim II to pass back through for rendezvous and status report.

She brought back hope for the Kiith-Somtaaw. For on the other side lay an imaginable galaxy. All sensory data indicate it was rich with resources, and even more layered with abandoned structures, each containing remnants of the ancients. Preliminary scans did not show any populated region which was generating any radio signals which would be detected. If this galaxy had any life, it would be primitive, or so they thought.

PHW2 100
It is well over 40 years since they first entered the "Eye of Aran". All but few Kiith-Somtaaw remain in the home galaxy of Hiigara. The government stands baffled by the decline in the Kiith but refuses to help. They hope that their political problem will vanish. And so it did.

The Pride of Hiigara is in port receiving retrofits and upgrades when a Taiidan carrier hyperspaces into unauthorized region. Fearing and attack, the Pride of Hiigara scrambles its fighters and locks an intercept course. However, the Taiidan carrier quickly establishes communications; "we wish to negotiate".

3years ago, a Taiidan recon group on the outskirts of the galaxy, looking for hospitable worlds found something intriguing. It was a beacon, a steady signal. Faint but steady. After analyzing its content, and deciphering it, they realize they are a hyperspace gate schematic, but not just like any gate. From the schematics, they can see it would dwarf and tower over Balcora. For the first time, they had knowledge on how the gates worked.

The Taiidan came to the Hiigarans in hopes of working together and build the gate. For the Taiidan, or anybody else in the galaxy had the resources or the power to construct such an object. However, once the Hiigarans acquired all of the Taiidan research and all their schematics, they had no more use for them. The Taiidan were prohibited from further involvement and could no longer participate. Any attempt to do so, would result in use of deadly force. Filled with resentment and anger, they Taiidan had no choice but to abandon the project. Never burn your bridges.

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If you looked up from Hiigara, the skyline would be very different from the time of the Vaygr war. No longer did she have one moon, along side the Angel moon, a structure, hollow and unlike anything else seen before floated gently across the sky. Unbeknown to the Hiigaran people, they had constructer a bee hive, and they were the kid poking it with a stick.

First galactic gate powered up, once more, first to go through was a small fleet of research ships. Composing of 2 sensor ships able to detect the faintest signal half a galaxy away, 2 research ships, and 1 large storage ship for artifacts they entered the new galaxy. They would spend 48hours on the other side before the gate was re-activated and they crossed back.


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1 comment by Moleman2009 on Feb 25th, 2010

This is the one and only public release of SoT, all content is released for public use however if you are going to use any content in a mod please inform both whisper2me and moleman2009 to these actions. *read more*

This is the full mod up until our last previous step, there are various ships that are in complete and the new race does not currently function as a fully operational race.

We release these materials under these conditions
~all materials are to be used freely however when being used in a mod that is to be released to the public please notify BOTH of us, poor acredidation is a big downfall of the modding community and leads to a lot of problems.
~DO NOT rip off the models or scripting we can tell what is our's.


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O.G.JhonnyZero007X Mar 5 2010, 2:35pm says:

How do you play the mod?I dl'd it but wont do nothing!

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Arceseus Mar 2 2010, 3:25am says:

This mod was updated 5 days ago.. and is still in development I don't expect them to rush this mod nor do I want them too. So stop your complaining its not like they don't have there own lives to also deal with.

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Lupus_of_nox_noctis Mar 2 2010, 4:04am replied:

right, if you where ****** to read the comments it states CLEARLY "ehh we actually shut down Sands of Time a week ago." So i shouldnt quit my complaining.

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Arceseus Mar 16 2010, 2:18pm replied:

My mistake, I noticed that only after I had posted, why they stopped producing this Mod I have no idea, but this was one of the best looking HW2 mods I have seen in a long time and its a damn shame to see it not get finished. >.<

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strykerwolf Jan 8 2010, 11:01am replied:

It's still alive.. Just don't know when it'll finally be released

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Whisper2Me Jan 9 2010, 12:28am replied:

I spoke to moleman earlier today. We should be fully working on the mod once again.

I dont want to promise any dates, but it will be released...eventually. lol

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Piemanlives Feb 21 2010, 8:47pm replied:

hello glad to know this mod will be up and running again this mod looks great and gives a feel of importance and exploration,hopefully more greatness will come from this mod.over and out.

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Piemanlives Feb 25 2010, 7:36pm replied:

IIIIIIIIIITTTTTTTTTTTTTTSSSSS BACK YAYYYYYYYYYYYYYY WOOPWOOP WOOPWOOP finally i've been tired waiting for it to get back and here it is this is just great guys that you have ended your break :(PD lol it has a beard

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Whisper2Me Feb 25 2010, 11:54pm replied:

ehh we actually shut down Sands of Time a week ago. I also started a new MOD, total conversion for the HW 2 universe.

Search for "Black Horizon" Updates are frequent and plenty.

cheers, hope you follow and support us.

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Piemanlives Feb 27 2010, 10:38pm replied:

SSSSSSSSAAAAAAAAAAAAAAADDDDDDDDDDNNNESSSSS oh well i will support you still p.s. already tracking the other one for i don't know how long like since it came out

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