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Soul of the Progenitors

A Homeworld Fanfiction

by Crobato

Originally posted November 2, 2004 – 11:51PM

Act 12

“When the fires ebb,”
“the Cosmic Winds scattered,”
“Legions of our Souls,”
“across the Great Disk,”
“across the Vast Divine,”
“to sleep and be forgotten”
“until the Deliverer will call us”
“then We shall awaken”
“in a mighty Host”
“to rejoin the Light”
“to sing the Song”
“to bring the Message”
“to stand in the mighty Doorway,”
“and lead us from,”
“this Great Disk to the next”

—Source Unknown, a fragment from a collection of poems called the Hymns of Harbala, collected by the Bentusi in all their travels.

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Soul of the Progenitors

A Homeworld Fanfiction

by Crobato

Originally posted October 26, 2004 – 4:47AM

Act 11

Aboard the Naasha, Taal-Shia System, Tarim Sector

The lights dimmed as the ship shook under the jaws of the Junkyard Dogs. For a moment the lights turned out and so did the instruments. The screens turned dark, and Radal stared at the ceiling, his ears the only connection to what was happening outside. The ship groaned as the Dogs pulled.

“What’s going to happen to us?” Gursal asked. “Are these robots cannibals? Do they eat us? Recycle our bodies along with the rest of the ships?”

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Soul of the Progenitors

A Homeworld Fanfiction

by Crobato

Originally posted October 11, 2004 – 4:03AM

Act 10

Ardishapur Command Station, Arnar System, Tarim Sector

Taklan sipped on the glass of freshly provided imassi, while staring in the massive observation window that showed both the vast space, the fiery nebula, and the great fleets parked outside of the command base. The imassi itself was a milk said to be obtained from a breed of mammal called Belug originally found in the Planet Vey, and was carried along by the Vaygr to various worlds and stations through centuries of migration. The milk was more than just a drink and a liquor; it was often used in Vaygr religious and social rites, a living, drinking connection to their homeworld. The milk itself had a creamy vanilla taste, but it had a touch of bitterness from it due to the alcohol arising from fermentation. Done right, the alcohol could warm the skin of even the most hardened space living Vaygr. The imassi here was provided by a small, carefully well taken care stock of Belug cows living within a special farm inside the base, the personal livestock of Mogaden himself. This Il-Khar chooses well, Taklan thought.

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Soul of the Progenitors

A Homeworld Fanfiction

by Crobato

Originally posted October 4, 2004 – 7:20AM

Act 9

Ardishapur Command Base, Arnar System, Tarim Sector

The Command Carrier Ashkan approached the base, flanked with escorting Heavy Missile and Assault Frigates. Behind it was the logistic backbone of the Vaygr Crusade fleet, the Transport Frigate, followed by fleets of strike craft. It had been a good day, he thought as he stood upon the bridge, to start with the crushing defeat of a Raider pirate force. His only regret was that one less heathen would also mean one less luckless soul to convert to the Faith.

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Soul of the Progenitors

A Homeworld Fanfiction

by Crobato

Originally posted September 22, 2004 – 9:51AM

Act 8

Noor-Shakh System, Aboard the Naasha

“Both carries are launching proximity probes,” Gursal reported. “We need to improve our stealth profile or we’ll be detected.”

“Increase magnification scans on the Vaygr Command Carrier. Maintain passive modes. Minimal power except for mimic image generators.” Radal ordered. Under minimal power, the Naasha maintains the lowest power emission profile, reducing her vulnerability to detection.

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Soul of the Progenitors

A Homeworld Fanfiction

by Crobato

Originally posted September 18, 2004 – 12:20AM

Act 7

Aboard the Sajuuk…

They disturbed her again in her sleep. These annoyances have become a bad habit but she cannot do without them. The times were again troubled, and so too the Vaygr have moved.

“Status!” Karan commanded as her attendants helped her into a harness chair. The central hologram glowed to life, and a glowing ball full of tiny lights revolved around its pedestal. Luminous lines connected the points of light into constellations, and groups of constellations into sectors.

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Soul of the Progenitors

A Homeworld Fanfiction

by Crobato

Originally posted September 8, 2004 – 3:56AM

Act 6

Aboard the Sajuuk

As the great fleet assembled, Karan sent a message through her neuro-circuitry requesting access on Radal Somtaaw’s file. Perhaps there was more detailed information here. It took a few seconds for the database to complete its retrieval.

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Soul of the Progenitors

A Homeworld Fanfiction

by Crobato

Originally posted September 6, 2004 – 12:10AM

Act 5

She sat down on her terminal and launched her encryption software. She addressed the message to Doctor Karan S’jet, private secure channel only. The message went like this:

“Doctor K. S’jet:

Found possible lead of Geddon mothership. Most promising so far. Will leave with a private expedition to investigate. Sorry I can’t tell more, but I will send more data when opportunity arises. But please check the files of my father, Radal, as I will be going with him. May Sajuuk bless our journey.

Iisha Somtaaw.”

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Soul of the Progenitors

A Homeworld Fanfiction

by Crobato

Originally posted September 3, 2004 – 6:18AM

Act 4

Iisha hugged her father. He felt like a large wooly animal, all strong and warm inside. It was good to feel his touch and presence again, the sense of solidity he imparted.

Radal grabbed an armload of the chopped wood. “Come on, Iisha, help me take the wood inside.”

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Soul of the Progenitors

A Homeworld Fanfiction

by Crobato

Originally posted September 1, 2004 – 5:35AM

Act 3

Iisha watched the giant hologram of the gate hovered in midair. The hologram slowly rotated, so that everyone could see all its sides. By instinct and transfixed to the image, she stepped forward and tried to touch it.

“Ahem!” Karan said, her hand over her mouth. “Please let me continue my briefing.”

“Oh, I’m very sorry for my rudeness, Sajuuk-Khar.” Iisha quickly retracted her hand and stepped back with her head bowing down.

Karan continued the briefing. “We have tried every means to activate the Gate of Karnak, but all attempts have failed. Not even with the power of the three Cores.”

One engineer gave his suggestion. “Is it possible that the three Cores simply do not have enough power to activate the Gate?”

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