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.


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Story Concept


Time; 50 years post HW:2

PHW2 50
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.

PHW2 120
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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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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B()nes
B()nes Aug 16 2009, 4:15pm says:

Hey! Just wondering. I was looking at this new mod today. Mothership Warfare or whatever its called. They seem to have some of your units. That one huge mothership unit is in one of their screenshots. The Sajuk-Ka i think?

Did you guys lend this other mod creator the use of that model or something?

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aquemnun
aquemnun Sep 9 2009, 9:59am replied:

Acctually I think they got the SK from the complex mod, which seriously borked the model up in their mod (sealed up the supercapital launch doors and put a turret on it). No idea where complex got it though.

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droideka95
droideka95 Sep 10 2009, 5:55pm replied:

They got it from Whisper he gave it to them.

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aquemnun
aquemnun Aug 14 2009, 6:37am says:

Whisper is currently on vacation in europe. However before he left he said that the first release would be somewhere round the 30th of september after he gets back. Check the forums for more up to date info.

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droideka95
droideka95 Aug 16 2009, 7:51pm replied:

Europe? Hmmmm Well that explains why hasn't responded.

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luisboss
luisboss Aug 11 2009, 3:49pm says:

whisper2me is the mod almost finichid?

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droideka95
droideka95 Aug 3 2009, 10:20am says:

May i ask where you get most of your HW2 and HW concept art.

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WootMannen
WootMannen Jul 23 2009, 7:18am says:

You probably should revise the story. Casting the Hiigaran's as 'Bad Guys' isn't original in any way, shape or form. It's been done by a hundred bad modders before, and worse, it doesn't really make any sense.

Haven't you guys played the games?! They spent thousands of years in exile on a dead desert planet, had the majority of their civilization suffer genocide, got invaded by the Vaygr, had the Bentusi sacrifice the remnants of their *entire species* for them and so on. These people know what suffering and tyranny is like. It's hard to believe they'd become corrupted.

'Sides, Karan S'Jet would never allow it, and if HW2 is anything to go by, she achieved nearly god-like status at the end. Considering how old Lady S'jet seemed to be in HW2, it's unlikely that she has died.

Other than that, damn fine work!

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ARGHouse
ARGHouse Jul 23 2009, 9:49am replied:

Read the storyline, jeez, you'll find it in relicnews forums modding section. It is about the beast taking over Hiigara and the Titan-Naam, Hiigarans and the Taiidan have to disinfect Hiigara and close the gate network.

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PhatBoyGeo
PhatBoyGeo Jul 23 2009, 8:59am replied:

Nah, its an amazing story! very well thought out whisper! i could see relic making the hiigarans the bad guys in HW3! Good story!

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ARGHouse
ARGHouse Jul 23 2009, 9:56am replied:

well you know what, it was the Hiigarans fault that they got exiled to Kharak, they thought they could defeat and **** off the Taiidan Empire and the Bentusi were far to strong to face in combat.

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