XSGCOM: Terra from the Deep

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  1. Hotpoint

    Hotpoint Fanfic Writer

    Hi All,

    This story is a sequel to XSGCOM: Goa'uld Defence which has proven to be my most popular fanfic, having recieved well over eight hundred reviews so far at fanfiction.net and TtH. :)

    For the uninitiated this is a crossover between Stargate and the X-COM universe... and you really do need to read the first story to understand what's going on before trying to read this one trust me!

    For those wishing to read the story so far (over 335,000 words of it) you can find it on the links below (I advocate reading the version on Twisting the Hellmouth since the text formatting is better and the author's notes have handy hyperlinked references):

    XSGCOM on Twisting the Hellmouth

    XSGCOM on Heliopolis

    XSGCOM on fanfiction.net


    Wraith and Ori and Aquatoids! Oh my! :p
  2. VhenRa

    VhenRa MechWarrior

    Prepare to meet their children indeed.
  3. Teal_Thanatos

    Teal_Thanatos More Broken than not.

    Hotpoint, I love you
  4. EarthScorpion

    EarthScorpion Fell on His Sword

    *clicks knuckles*

  5. Deepthroat

    Deepthroat One Of Your Fans

    *Rubs hands* This is going to be good.
  6. Fantastic.
  7. Hotpoint

    Hotpoint Fanfic Writer

    XSGCOM TFTD - Chapter 1, Part 1

    First part of Chapter 1


    Cheyenne Mountain – Earth – May 2004

    ‘Major Carter it’s out of my hands’ Elizabeth Weir told the officer who had intercepted her just outside her office attempting to gain a few minutes of her time before they were due to meet Major Davis in the briefing room. Weir had only just managed to get off the phone to the new X-COM administrative headquarters in Geneva and she wasn’t happy about the outcome of the conversation. The Optricans were asking for more troops to assist in their pacification of Bedrosian territory and specifically that the new Langaran Psionic-Warfare-Specialists with Psi-Amps and Mind Probes be deployed to help crush the insurgents once and for all. X-COM was willing to support the proposal, and the Langaran nations considered aiding Optrica a debt of honour after Optrican soldiers fought to drive off Loki’s invasion of Langara, but others including Weir were less than happy at the idea of forcibly screening every Bedrosian one after another in order to root out the religious extremists who were conducting a terrorist campaign in the name of their god Nefertum. It had an extremely oppressive and authoritarian air to it all even if it would be effective and likely save a lot of lives.

    ‘Jack O’Neill literally saved this planet and they’re going to let him stay in that box?’ Carter continued in an exasperated tone.

    Weir stopped walking. ‘Samantha I agree with you’ she said. ‘We both know that Heimdall has already agreed to extract the information from Colonel O’Neill’s mind, the problem is that almost everyone in authority including the IOA considers that knowledge far too valuable to be lost’ she said. ‘The Asgard would simply erase it like last time.’

    ‘To save his life’ Carter interrupted. ‘There was an Asgard ship in orbit above Earth less than twenty-four hours after we defeated Anubis, the Colonel didn’t need to spend so much as a day in that thing but instead as soon as they helpfully beamed away all the larger pieces of debris that might have posed a danger once their orbit decayed we told them thanks for your help, you can go home now, and by the way could you do us a favour and dump off all the pieces of Ha’tak at Cydonia on your way home so we can pick through the salvage’ she seethed.

    ‘According to every medical report on his condition the Colonel’s life is not in any immediate danger’ Weir reminded her patiently. ‘He’s in stasis, his condition is not deteriorating and he’s not even aging ’ she pointed out.

    Carter frowned. ‘Technically he is aging’ she responded, ‘just extremely slowly’ she admitted.

    ‘Major I’ve read your own analysis of the Ancient Stasis Chamber’ Weir told her. ‘A person could survive in one for thousands of years at least, perhaps tens of thousands’ she said. ‘It’s not going to take us that long to figure out how to extract the Ancient knowledge from his head into some kind of computer.’

    ‘It could be decades before we have the technology required’ Carter exclaimed.

    ‘And he’ll have aged a few minutes at most’ Weir replied before sighing, ‘for what it’s worth I have told the IOA in the strongest terms that I feel we should allow the Asgard to perform the procedure and bring the Colonel back to us right now’ she said. ‘I even tried to make the argument that we might need him to operate the Ancient Weapons Platform if another goa’uld tries to attack us’ she continued, ‘but the truth is other personnel likely have the same ability to interface with the Control Chair as the Colonel does and besides which we’ve already started to rebuild our other defences which did prove highly effective in themselves.’

    ‘We lost the Enterprise, the Admiral Kuznetsov will need another two or three months worth of repairs, Atlas is out of commission getting her hyperdrive made operational and they had to use spares taken from her to keep Prometheus running in the meantime’ Carter responded negatively. ‘We’re at least six weeks from getting any more ZapSat’s put in orbit, twice that before we can put any more AG-3X satellites up there and you know as well as I do what percentage of our F-302’s and Avengers were lost fighting Anubis’ she pointed out.

    ‘Fortunately the goa’uld don’t know any of that’ Weir replied evenly. ‘We know from the Tok’ra that the System Lords are currently scared witless because of what happened to Anubis and his fleet’ she said. ‘They seem aware it was the Ancient Weapon that won the day but they also know that we had already taken out at least half his fleet beforehand and it’s got them rattled’ she continued. ‘Anubis had the most powerful warships and most advanced fighters of any of the System Lords and we were taking them down regardless, add in the fact that our soldiers were defeating Kull Warriors when their Jaffa were being butchered by them and its highly unlikely anyone will want to risk a confrontation with us right now.’

    ‘Isn’t there anyone else we could talk to?’ Carter almost pleaded. ‘You’ve got a direct line to the President don’t you?’ she asked.

    ‘Yes I do’ Weir confirmed, the Oval Office was number one on her speed-dial. ‘Unfortunately the Vice President has more sway than I do and he is one of the major advocates of keeping the Colonel on ice until we can extract the database from his mind’ she told Carter before checking her watch. ‘We need to get going’ she said, starting off towards the briefing room again, Carter following once more.

    ‘The Vice President just wants the Colonel out of the way’ Carter opined.

    ‘I’m well aware of their personal history and mutual dislike for one another Major’ Weir replied.

    ‘What does X-COM think?’ Carter queried.

    ‘Well Commander Sharp thinks we should immediately defrost Colonel O’Neill so he can sit in the Control Chair, guaranteeing the safety of Earth against counter-attack’ Weir replied. ‘Then he insists we should modify all our remaining Avengers with the hyperdrive upgrades the Colonel made to the Tel’tak you used to get to Proclarush Taonas’ Weir told her.

    ‘Why?’ Carter asked.

    ‘Because the Commander wants to load the Avengers with our stockpile of naquadria and naquadah-enhanced nuclear devices and then efficiently bomb the System Lords back to the Stone Age before they know what’s happening’ Weir explained. ‘We’ve got such a potential speed advantage over goa’uld ships he thinks they’d be unable to respond effectively to an all-out strategic bombing campaign.’

    ‘He could be right’ Carter replied, ‘in terms of being correct in his tactical assessment, I’m certainly not going to try and say the incineration of millions of Jaffa is remotely moral ’ she said.

    ‘The IOA politely turned down his suggestion when he presented it’ Weir noted, ‘he called them “a bunch of idealistic peaceniks” and went back to the Omega Site looking annoyed’ she told the Major as they arrived at the briefing room.

    Major Paul Davis looked somewhat grave, then again he usually only ever came to the SGC to deliver bad news so for all most people there knew that was really just his natural expression. He did at least look a little less grave than usual so maybe the end of the world wasn’t as near as it typically was when he visited.

    Daniel Jackson and Colonels Ferretti and Reynolds, the commanders of SG-2 and SG-3 respectively, were already say waiting when Weir and Carter arrived. They took their own seats and Major Davis began his report.

    ‘The cover story seems to be holding so far’ Davis told them, ‘in fact it’s working better than expected’ he continued, offering a smile. ‘It looks like the media is falling for it so the contingency plan of disclosure has been shelved for now’ he said.

    ‘People actually bought the story that freak solar activity caused all that EMP the AG-3’s and Mark VIII’s really caused just when every army on Earth went on alert?’ Ferretti responded doubtfully.

    Davis shook his head. ‘A few people probably did but we never expected that to stick so we planted a few other stories underneath to catch the press when they went digging for the truth’ he said. ‘It’s taken them a few months but a couple of the more determined newspapers and at least one news channel are about to break what they think is the greatest story of government cover-up since Watergate’ he said.

    ‘But nothing to do with an alien invasion right?’ Daniel asked.

    ‘No’ Davis confirmed, ‘in fact they think that talk of alien spaceships is just another amateurish cover-story dreamed up by the same mooks that thought “Solar Flares” sounded plausible’ he said.

    Weir chuckled, she already knew quite a lot of this. ‘It’s just a question of giving the press a story they want to think is true and one that the government would want to keep quiet if it was’ she said.

    Major Davis nodded. ‘Once journalists really started to pry, contacting sources high-up in several world governments they had used before they started to hear a few rumours about all the military mobilisations back in March’ he said. ‘One phrase kept cropping up that set their alarm bells ringing as soon as they got home a punched it into google’ he continued, ‘Able Archer 83 all over again.’

    ‘Able Archer?’ Daniel repeated, confused.

    ‘Able Archer was a NATO mobilisation exercise in 1983 designed to test preparedness for a Soviet Invasion of Western Europe’ Davis explained. ‘It nearly ended very, very badly because the Russians got it into their heads that the exercise was really the prelude to a NATO pre-emptive strike against the Warsaw Pact.’

    ‘Wow’ Daniel responded, blinking.

    ‘The Soviets went on alert and readied their Strategic Missiles for war’ Davis continued, ‘fortunately for all of us World War Three didn’t break out because of a misunderstanding but it could have, in fact it was probably the closest we ever came to a nuclear exchange apart from the Cuban Missile Crisis’ he said.

    ‘And people think international affairs is a dry topic’ Weir quipped.

    Davis smiled at her joke such as it was. ‘Now oddly enough just over a month before Able Archer there was another occasion that might have conceivably led to war when the Soviet Early Warning System reported an ICBM being launched by the United States’ he told them. ‘Fortunately the Russian Officer in command rightly decided it was just a computer glitch not a nuclear attack but consider what would have happened if the glitch had occurred during Able Archer when the Soviets were already poised to push the button’ he suggested. ‘What the press will discover, or at least think they’ve discovered when they go looking into the events of March 2004 is that someone badly misread a Chinese military exercise as a prelude to an invasion of Taiwan which the PRC expected would trigger a limited nuclear exchange with the United States’ he said.

    ‘It’s so horrifying that they’ll want to think its true’ Weir commented.

    ‘Bad news sells’ Ferretti agreed.

    Carter frowned. ‘But how does this tie into the EMP, and all the debris people are actually seeing fall from the sky?’ she asked. ‘For that matter even with the government observatories keeping quiet there are plenty of civilians who witnessed those Drones being fired from Antarctica’ she pointed out.

    ‘That Major is because it became much worse than Able Archer ever did’ Davis replied. ‘You see the other story the press is going to learn about when they push hard enough is that for the last twenty years most of the major powers have been secretly launching armed satellites into orbit’ he said. ‘Those anti-missile and anti-satellite satellites with lasers, kinetic energy weapons and particle beams talked about in the 1980’s they got built but not just by the US’ he said.

    ‘And some of them were presumably nuclear armed in direct contravention of the Outer Space Treaty’ Weir observed.

    ‘Of course’ Davis replied. ‘It was all an unfortunate chain of events’ he said. ‘China began a military exercise which was seen as a cover for an actual attack on Taiwan predicted by bad intelligence reports so the US went on high alert and mobilised’ he said. ‘With the United States going to DEFCON 2 China then mobilised for real and prepared its own nuclear deterrent, causing Russia, then India, to do so in response’ he continued. ‘Pakistan in turn mobilised and readied missiles because India had and then the rest of NATO, ANZUS and pretty soon the whole world did too thinking that the Third World War was about to break out because now suddenly everyone’s weapon satellites were shooting at everyone else’s too.’

    Colonel Reynolds had been pouring himself a glass of water. ‘Okay so what’s the supposed story with the satellites about?’ he asked.

    ‘The planted story is that when the Russians went on full alert they activated their ABM and ASAT systems in space’ Davis replied. ‘Unfortunately a lot of their birds are old, cranky and should have been retired years ago and the moment they went live one of them started firing at an American platform’ he said. ‘Now we’d already activated our satellites and when they’re turned on they’re programmed to defend themselves automatically so...’

    ‘So our satellites fired back at the Russian satellite’ Daniel interrupted, ‘which then presumably triggered all the other Russian satellites to start firing and pretty soon it cascaded into complete mayhem with any Chinese and European military satellites getting hit too’ he worked it through.

    ‘Right’ Davis confirmed. ‘Now some of the satellites, only a handful though, were armed with nuclear-pumped X-Ray Lasers and when they went off they caused all the EMP as a side-effect’ he said. ‘The journalists will read about X-Ray Lasers when they look into the Strategic Defence Initiative so that’ll fit what happened’ he continued. ‘Now as Doctor Weir said earlier putting nuclear weapons in orbit is a violation of International Treaty so no government would confess to being responsible increasing the plausibility of it being covered-up as the result of “Solar Flares”.’

    ‘And Antartica?’ Carter asked.

    ‘Once the US, China and Russia managed to sort out what was happening, and they found they couldn’t stop it, a new ground-based Anti-Satellite Weapon which had built secretly in Antarctica was fired as a last resort to destroy the remaining weapon satellites in Polar Orbit’ Davis told them. ‘Neat isn’t it?’ he asked rhetorically.

    ‘Placing something like that on the continent would itself be a breach of the Antarctic Treaty which expressly prohibits weapons been based or tested there’ Weir observed, ‘yet another reason for a cover-up’ she noted.

    Major Davis began playing with a pen. ‘One of the biggest advantages of working through the X-COM structure is that every government, military and intelligence agency is already aboard on this’ he said. ‘Now we’ve made it very hard for the press to start to find out any of this but the sheer scale of it was apparently too much to hide in the end. Apparently the various governments were so nervous of this tale of woe, ineptitude and violations of international law leaking out they even tried to concoct some BS about aliens and ran with it for a while before somebody with more sense realised nobody was ever going to buy that crap’ he joked.

    ‘It might make the National Inquirer’ Colonel Ferretti responded, chuckling. ‘I’ll look out for it on the news stand’ he added.

    ‘You do that but the orders from above are that if anyone ever asks you about weapon satellites you will immediately look shifty and try and change the subject’ Davis told them.

    ‘Do we really think this will work?’ Carter wondered aloud.

    ‘People believing that their government is comprised of morons, criminals, gung-ho generals, clueless intelligence agencies and people trying to cover their own ass?’ Daniel responded, looking at her knowingly. ‘Yeah I can see that sticking’ he said sadly.

    ‘Point taken’ Carter conceded. ‘I’m surprised that all those governments would go along with a cover-story that makes them look so bad though’ she said.

    Major Davis sighed. ‘There was a price to pay, of sorts’ he said. ‘Doctor Weir may know more of the details through her IOA connections if she’s free to divulge them’ he told her.

    ‘I might as well, you’ll all become aware soon enough anyway’ Weir responded. ‘We are about to enter a golden age’ she declared with a wry smile.

    ‘We are?’ Daniel asked, raising one eyebrow.

    ‘Within a month President Hayes will announce that a massive breakthrough has been made in fusion reactor technology by the United States’ Weir told them. ‘The design for a fully functional commercial fusion powerplant will be offered to every country’ she continued, ‘unlimited cheap electricity for all’ she continued. ‘It’ll be a couple of years before the first is completed and generating power but soon the things will be all over the place.’

    ‘I just hope someone remembers to translate the manuals from Eurondan’ Daniel chipped in. Well it would raise far few questions if fusion reactors appeared than naquadah generators even if they were still alien technology he thought.

    ‘I’ll make sure to mention that’ Weir responded, ‘oh but there’s more’ she said. ‘A few weeks after that the Japanese will announce they have perfected a lightweight battery which can store more than a hundred times the charge of anything else on the market’ she told them.

    ‘So much for gasoline powered cars’ Carter observed, wondering what the OPEC nations were getting for going along with this. ‘That’ll be the power-pack design my robot copy made on Altair I assume?’ she queried.

    ‘Certainly not officially by any means’ Weir replied. ‘Before the end of the year we’ll also see new alloys plus breakthroughs in lasers and computing’ she said.

    ‘If we start buying and selling stocks in advance would we get into trouble for insider trading?’ Ferretti wanted to know, greatly impressing Colonel Reynolds for thinking of it.

    Weir ignored the commander of SG-2. ‘Then from 2005 onwards new pharmaceuticals are going to revolutionise medicine’ she said. ‘One can take the place of a failed immune system, another drastically speeds up the healing of injuries and last, but not least, there’s an injection that’ll mean you never get cancer’ she listed them.

    ‘Tretonin, Beta-Cantin and the Aschen Cancer Vaccine’ Carter responded. ‘Probably best not to release any of the nanotech we have yet though’ she suggested. ‘Regarding other pharmaceuticals we’ve encountered over the years however the anaesthetic we obtained on P3X-593 was highly effective and I know there was also a team trying to modify the goa’uld drug Rashna into a less addictive compound’ she said. ‘It’s an extremely powerful analgesic but other than being a narcotic it doesn’t have a lot of the other bad side-effects associated with opiates like morphine.’

    Daniel crossed his arms. ‘So releasing all this technology is the pay-off to the worlds governments for remaining complicit with keeping the Stargate program and the existence of the alien threats to Earth then’ he stated.

    ‘The standard of living for people right across this planet will soar’ Weir told him, ‘with fusion power we’ll be able to do things like desalinate seawater and green the deserts, we can end poverty, hunger and disease in a generation if we put some effort into it.’

    ‘And win a lot of politicians a lot of votes in the process’ Daniel added sardonically. ‘They’ll claim all the credit you know.’

    ‘Let them’ Weir replied. ‘I know that the Vice President is already positioning himself to say publicly that the fusion reactor research was carried out by the US military and he helped spearhead the project and ensured it received the budget it needed.’

    ‘An outright lie that’ll benefit him hugely in the polls if he’s planning to run for President after Henry Hayes and if the truth ever does come out it wasn’t really a malicious lie, he was only doing his patriotic duty by assisting the cover story’ Daniel remarked before humming a few bars from “Hail to the Chief”.

    ‘Won’t people wonder about the timing of the announcement that the US has perfected fusion power... and we’re giving it away?’ Reynolds asked.

    ‘The cynics will probably think that it’s being done precisely to get all the stories about treaty violations and space weapons off the front pages, and that we’re giving it to other countries in return for them keeping quiet about it all’ Major Davis replied. ‘It actually helps add credence to the story if anything’ he continued. ‘President Hayes still has another three years before the next election to get people talking about fusion reactors instead of fusion bombs in space so he seems happy enough with the scheme from what I’ve heard on the Pentagon grapevine.’

    Daniel sighed and looked at Weir. ‘I assume you’ve read Mein Kampf’ he asked her, Weir nodding. ‘For some reason I can’t help but remember Hitler’s idea that the big lie was often easier to sell to the population than a little one because the more epic the untruth the less likely the majority were to think anyone would possibly make it all up’ he said.

    ‘Maybe so, but personally I still don’t think most people would ever believe the actual truth is aliens unless we crash-landed a Ha’tak in Central Park’ Ferretti opined.


    Comments/Suggestions/Abuse? :p

    It's mentioned in chapter 39 of XSGCOM: Goa'uld Defence that there were foreign troops helping the Optricans pacify Bedrosia by this point. Langarans with Psi-Amps and Mind Probes would be a viable tactic in crushing the resistance to Optrican annexation of the territory.

    Colonel O'Neill is still inside the Ancient Stasis Pod in Antartica. We haven't reached the point where the Asgard find they need him urgently yet and the IOA and others are hoping they can extract all that knowledge from his mind so they won't let the Asgard get him out of there and mind-wipe all the information. Robert Kinsey remains the Vice President as Henry Hayes didn't ask for his resignation at the time Anubis attacked Earth as happened in canon. With ties to the IOA and US Senate, his position in the Executive Branch of the American government and his murky links with the NID he's more powerful and influential than ever.

    Able Archer 83 was a real event that could have accidentally triggered WWIII. Having a combination of something similar occuring again plus a major screw up with orbital weaponry developed by several nations after the Strategic Defence Initiative of the 1980's seemed a better cover-story than anything they tried in Stargate which never seemed to explain quite how they managed to get away with all the EMP caused by the Goa'uld Busters in episode 2:01 The Serpents Lair or indeed the loss of the Nimitz Battle Group to Anubis and all those huge alien ships being blown to hell in orbit in episode 7:22 Lost City. The Outer Space Treaty would prohibit nuclear weapons in space including bomb-pumped X-Ray Lasers and they actually used the Antarctic Treaty which says that bases there can only be for peaceful purposes as a plot point in Stargate on a couple of occasions.

    The Eurondan Fusion Reactor design was powered by Heavy Water, it was also them who developed the drug Beta-Cantin. The Eurondans were only about a century ahead of Earth so introducing that level of advancement is going to cause less waves than Optrican, Hebridan or Tollan tech for example. The Altairan power-pack which the android copies of SG-1 used contained a lot of charge for its size, fusion reactors plus those things would revolutionise things pretty fast! Tretonin had the nasty side effect of destroying your own immune system but imagine what you could do with it in treating leukemia, AIDS or numerous other diseases. The Ashen had a vaccine for cancer (it wouldn't be wise to introduce their vaccine for aging yet however) the anaesthetic salve which the Shavadai of Simarka traded to SG-1 in episode 1:04 Emancipation would likely be developed and Rashna was the drug that the goa'uld addicted Aris Boch's people to seen in episode 3:07 Deadman Switch ).

    Well I did say I'd be veering from canon more in the second story. ;)
  8. Arkeus

    Arkeus Crazy cat guy

    A small question, but at the end of previous story it's march 2003. Now it's may 2004.

    Doesn't seem a year happened though.

    EDIT: right, last chapter went from november 2003 to march 2004 to march 2003.


    Re-Edit: wow typos ;_;
  9. Hotpoint

    Hotpoint Fanfic Writer

    Just an error which I've now corrected. It was March 2004 of course :eek:
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  10. Jimmy C

    Jimmy C Mostly Harmless

    I have to say this first part isn't making as big an impression as the first part of Goa'uld Defense did. I recommend some combat action in parts 2 or 3 to remedy that when this is released as a complete chapter.
  11. so since this is in 2004, did the SGC ever learn that the Aschen Cancer vaccine is supposed to sterilize its recipients...if things happen the way it's supposed to be in the ATL episode before the SGC's first encounter of the Aschen, Kinsey will find a way to become President by 2010 and will take credit for the Aschen Cancer vaccine but the vaccine will wipe out the fertility of everyone that used it....

    will O'Neill's mods to the hyperspace engines still be deployed to all the other vessels that the XSGCom has that's still working...i assumed that with the help of the Tollans, they'll perfect or understand the mods so that the control crystals&hyperspace engines wouldn't die out...

    as for the Jaffa dealing with the Kull Warriors...i think they should go medieval and start firing boulders or large naquadah/potassium tipped arrows against the Kull warriors...i doubt that they'd be able to stand up if a boulder gets dropped on them...

    anyway i'm just waiting for O'Neill to be cloned and his consciousness transferred to the new clone body while his original body is pickled back...worst case scenario is that Kinsey will order O'Neill's original body to be dissected and the brain be thoroughly raped to gain the knowledge of the Ancients...anyway what happened to the Replicators...shouldn't the Asgard be busy defending themselves or the Replicators had already been taken care of...anyway O'Neill was essential in helping the Asgards deal with the Replicators and i'm looking forward to when X-Com fires their anti-replicator weapon WMD against the Asurans and takes over their entire planet once they've been wiped out...

    also considering that a lot of X-Com and SGC personnel don't have the time to spend all the hazard pay that they've been getting, i think a lot of ppl will notice that there's a whole bunch of millionaires or billionaires coming up that they'd realize there's a lot of insider trading going on...
  12. VhenRa

    VhenRa MechWarrior

    IT was the Anti-Aging vaccine that did that...
  13. Xon

    Xon Cabal Arm Commander Staff

    I like how the Stargate program is effectively an open secret, where the enormous wealth of new sciences and technologies is basicly paying for everything.

    Even canon Stargate is like this, but it is only in the very recent episodes of the various series where even mention it outside of causal references.
  14. Hotpoint

    Hotpoint Fanfic Writer

    Don't worry the rest of the chapter is intended to ramp up some, I just wanted to get a lot of the background situation detailed and coming down off all the action at the end of XSGCOM: Goa'uld Defence some politics and explanations were badly needed.

    The story is best treated as chapters not individual sections anyway when you get right down to it.
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  15. Zarathos

    Zarathos Coat of Arms: Jastrzebiec

    Well, I always wondered how it was, that no one ever noticed friggin space battle fought just over their heads? I mean ok, Chinese sats blowing up US sats etc. but then what happened with astronomers all over the world? Various SETI programs that are public etc.?

    None the less, it's quite a cool story.

    Oh, BTW - I thought, that Asgard copied the repository when they met O'Neill first time, not erased it.
  16. The strategic bombing, is sooo Sharp. That is one general i'd wish to be on my wall, guarding the post against the twilight..

    And about the cover-up, it's so terrifying because of it's plausibility.

    If there's any agent mulder on this universe, he'd crap his pants silly. (or get his silly head blown of by laser shot)

    A question.. you will arm those aquanaut boys with Gauss weapons right? Although not quite unlimited as the laser, it's one of the best weapon in the game.
  17. Jimmy C

    Jimmy C Mostly Harmless

    Regardless, the Aschen have been warned that if they tried that sterility scheme of theirs, their planets will be sterilized.
  18. kclcmdr

    kclcmdr Kai The Kmpire! Amicus

    Free the O'Neill ... :D
    Stun & freeze dry the VP ... Kinsey scumbucket I'd bet ... :p

    TOC :


    Hotpoint.CH_01a -.NORAD- 2004; Carter&Weir, Sharp, O'Neill&Davis, SolarFlaresCoverStory, NewTech
    Hotpoint.CH_01b -.OmegaSite- Sharp&BillLee, L2-A3, RechargeWidget, Dwoskin, Counter, Tau'ri, HockeyStick
    Hotpoint.CH_01c -.NORAD- Daniel&Rodrigues, CamulusInquiry, Weir, Asgards, Galars, Janet, SharpGrowls
    Hotpoint.CH_02a -.NORAD- 2004; weir&Sharp, Yu&Camulus, Daniel&Morrigan, Hammond, Oshu, Talks, BillLee
    Hotpoint.CH_02b -.HalaSys- Andianov&Teal'c, Carter, EventHorizon, Thor, ReplicatorsBoarders, ToOrilla, Fifth
    Hotpoint.CH_02c -.Orilla- Penigal, Heimdall&Thor, JackAwakens, Asgards, Rodrigues, LegosReplicators, Fifth
    Hotpoint.CH_03a -.UNBldg- Xiaoyi&LaPierre, Weir&Woolsey, AtlantisExp, Chapman, Tollans, PromotionAssets, O'Neill
    Hotpoint.CH_03b -.NORAD- O'Neill, CydoniaBase, Carter, Tollans, Stargates, JanetFrasier, Cassie, Jake, Sharp
    Hotpoint.CH_03c -.Atlantis- MALPs, Beckett&Alexi, McKay&Sheppard, Weir, Nash&Nava, Halling&Teyla, Wraiths, Jake
    Hotpoint.CH_04a -.Atlantis- Sheppard&McKay, Zelenka&Telya, Weir, Gaston&Nava, Vaselov&WraithQueen, Ford, BOOM!
    Hotpoint.CH_04b -.NORAD- O'Neill&Carter, TheWraiths, SpaceVampires, Camulus&Baal, FreeJaffa, Ferretti
    Hotpoint.CH_04c -.Atlantis- Weir&Travoc, TollanTech, Wraith POW, CasteSystem, Vaselov&Sheppard
    Hotpoint.CH_05a -.Heliopolis- Lya, Nox&Optrican, Jyran, Lucia&Tarthus, Langrans, Kalan&Faxon, Hagan, Omoc&Mollen
    Hotpoint.CH_05b -.Atlantis- Sheppard&McKay, ShotME, Insect, Weir, BugEnzyme, Rodney, Zat&WraithStunner, Teyla
    Hotpoint.CH_05c -.OmegaSite- Colson&Sharp, DifferenceOfOpinions, GalarSitRep, IdealisticFool, ShootLeg, Sam, Janet&Jacob
    Hotpoint.CH_06a -.Atlantis- Weir&Zelenka, Travoc&McKay, Non-UserFriendly, ZPMPotentia, X-ComHumour, Altair, AscendedLaughter
    Hotpoint.CH_06b -.Goranak- TempleMoloc, Bra'tac&Ishta, M'zel, Falsegods, Hak'tyl, Horses, FreeJaffa, WhispersOfRebellion
    Hotpoint.CH_06c -.M7G-677- Nash&McKay, Ancestors&Tribals, Villagers, Weir&sheppard, Telya, HugeLobster
    Hotpoint.CH_07a -.OmegaSite- AbleStandard, O'Neill, Yamantau, Demostrations, Sharp, Sveltana&Carter, Rodigues, BattleArmour
    Hotpoint.CH_07b -.PlanetHoff- Sheppard&Nash, Retards, Druhin, McKay, FerrelWorks, Teyla&Gaston, Perna, Satedans, Bait, Weir
    Hotpoint.CH_07c -.Altair- O'Neill, aCarter, Fifth, Asylum, Daniel&aDaniel, Reese, RepliCarter, Teal'c, Andianov, Foursome
    Hotpoint.CH_08a -.Genii- Teyla&Weir, Cowen&Sheppard, Ford C4, McKay, Atomic&Fusion, A Beautiful FriendShip
    Hotpoint.CH_08b -.P2C-257- Mining; Jaffas&Slaves, Freedom, VillageElder, Lt. Sands, Ferretti, NoTavern, ChitChat
    Hotpoint.CH_08c -.Atlantis- Tyrus&Sora, Genii&Terrans, Ancestors, TheWraiths, Vaselov&McKay, Weir, HiveShips, Sheppard
    Hotpoint.CH_09a -.Bubastis- Sharp, BastetJaffas, Tanikawa, InfantryBattle, Ambush&CounterFire, HoverTanks, Kali, M777, Carrions
    Hotpoint.CH_09b -.M6R-214- Rodney, Ford, Sheppard, HiveStrike, Wraiths, Explosions, The Player Awakens
    Hotpoint.CH_09c -.Kuznetsov- Carter&O'Neill, Daniel, Hammond, VicePresident Kinsey, Za'Tarc, Minding, IOAReports, DreamyLady
    Hotpoint.CH_10a -.LanteanOcean- WraithQueen, BatonShot'd, Kershaw&Sheppard, URAllGoing2Die, Coleman&Zelenka, MissingData, T'leth
    Hotpoint.CH_10b -.ColoradoSprings- Cassie&Jacob, Janet, Russell&Cassie, ReadingKinsey, AtlantisBF, Tollans, Wraiths, NewCar
    Hotpoint.CH_10c -.Atlantis- Teyla&Weir, Cassie, Volunteer?, WraithQueen, FeedThyself, Sheppard, Grodin, Alteran&Aquatoids
    Hotpoint.CH_11a -.UN NYC- Davis&Woolsey, Shen&Jean, Jackson, Chapman, Aquatoids, Ancients&Asgards, PlanetGrabs, HyperDrive
    Hotpoint.CH_11b -.Atlantis- Weir&Vaselov, AquatoidATKs, ManureHappens, Heightmeyer, Sheppard, T'leths, McKay, Travoc
    Hotpoint.CH_11c -.Magtireth- 2005; Morrigans, Ba'al, RavenGuards, Mek'nar, Tau'ri, Gomez, Kulls, Avengers, WithDrawal
    Hotpoint.CH_12a -.Proculus- Rodney&Sheppard, Wraiths, Ford, Darts, FireBall, Teyla, Chaya Sar, Cassie&Gaston, Don'tWakeAquatoids
    Hotpoint.CH_12b -.CartagoOrbit- Anubis&Loki, Upgrades, Losses, BaalSneaky, Mutons, Threats
    Hotpoint.CH_12c -.Atlantis- PegasusGal; Vaselov&Sheppard, Rodney&Zelenka, Latira, McKay&Beckett, Travoc, WeirPeeved&Pissed
    Hotpoint.CH_13a -.OmegaSite- Mackenzie&Sharp, Pills, Illya, Pangarans, MakingDeals, X-Com, Costs, Heliopolis, MarSec
    Hotpoint.CH_13b -.Latira- Sheppard, Aquatoids, Genii, Kolya, Gatson, Ambush, Nash, T'leth, WraithQueens, AncientWatches
    Hotpoint.CH_13c -.Arkhan- Jack&Sam, Harry'sWorld, PuddleJumper, Daniel, Janus, StoneWritten, Rescues, Whiskey
    Hotpoint.CH_14a -.Atlantis- Beckett&Vaselov, LobotomizedAquatoids, Weir, Zats&Chips, McKay, NewPolymer, Four&Weird
    Hotpoint.CH_14b -.Arkhan- Janus&Furlings, Stonemason, Sam&Greetings, Daniel, ZPMs, Tavern, Jack&Driving, Teal'c, Potentia
    Hotpoint.CH_14c -.Atlantis- Weir; Shar-Mal; Janus, Vaselov, McKay&Carter, Telya&Jack, Ancients
    Hotpoint.CH_15a -.Nivevah- Zimar; Bra'tac&Tara'c, Egeria, Food, MolocRenmants, Tok'ra, FreeJaffa, Ishta
    Hotpoint.CH_15b -.Atlantis- Weir, Stassis, Janus&O'Neill, Jackson, ChitChat, WraithScums, Goa'uldSquatters
    Hotpoint.CH_15c -.Valon- Sharp&JaffaWarrior, Zat'd, Changpu, Yu's Domain, Baal Attacks, XCom, Tollans&Optricans
    Hotpoint.CH_16a -.Dagan- Sheppard&Janus, Allina, Potentia, Wraith, Weirs, Tech, AtteroDevice, Decisions
    Hotpoint.CH_16b -.UWBldg- Heliopolis; Archaeologists, Ernest&Faxon, Tok'ra&CIA, Jack&Hammond, NID, Jacob&Sharp
    Hotpoint.CH_16c -.Santhal- Wraith&Tau'ri, Crake, Santhal, SpaceVamps, Gaston, L2-A3, Shiana, PSI-Amp, Sheppard
    Hotpoint.CH_17a -.Hasara- Morrigan&Olokun, Ares&Yu, Camulus, RepliSam, MakingDeals, FaceSmash
    Hotpoint.CH_17b -.Atlantis- Travoc, Weirs, McKay&Sheppard, 17WraithHives, UFTBooms, Vaselov&Janus, BucketsOfSunshine
    Hotpoint.CH_17c -.NORAD- O'Neill&Davis, Repli&Yu, Baal&Tok'ra, XCom&IOA, WhichAlliances?, ThorPeeved, LokiSaysHello
    Hotpoint.CH_18a -.PegasusGal- Sheppard&Sammin, Wraiths&Tollans, Sher-Mal&Curia, Travoc, Hives&Darts, Ions&Phases, Boom
    Hotpoint.CH_18b -.NORAD- Jack&Ferretti, Sam&Hailey, SG1&SG2, Maybourne, Ex-NIDs, Barrett&Andianov, BiteMe
    Hotpoint.CH_18c -.PegasusGal- Sher-Mal, Hives, Caldwell, EngagingWraiths, Tollans, KIA'dHives
    Hotpoint.CH_19a -.OmegaSite- Sharp, X-Com, Pegasus, Zrbite, Nirrti&WraithQueen, Jaffas&Lucians
    Hotpoint.CH_19b -.Atlantis- Chuck&Vasilov, Weirs&Hiveships, Caldwell&Lanteans, ZapSats, Sheppard&Janus, Wraiths&Traps
    Hotpoint.CH_19c -.NORAD- Jun05; Jacob, Sam&Jack, Selmak, NIDRens, FreeJaffas, Zenna, Kelmaa, Replicators&Anubis
    Hotpoint. CH_20a .LanteanOcean -_ June2005; DrillingPlatform, Coleman&Kershaw, Explosions, Aquatoids, Bulkheads
    Hotpoint. CH_20b .NORAD 2005 -_ Sharp, Jack&Sam, LanteanDatabase, DakaraTech, Ba'al, P3W-451, OpsPatricius, F302X

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  19. Re'ozul

    Re'ozul Loser of Pencils

    I can't help but feel that the new fusion technology won't really do much for the avergae consumer.
    After all, Power copanies dictate the price per kWh.
    The Opec countries will face extreme problems.
    Again, depending how fast the technology is introduced it will damn the countries dependent on oil-export to a slow death.
  20. Combined with the new battery technology Japan will release, a large number of fossil fuel power plants will become redundant.

    This means no more digging coal and whatnot. This gets rid of a lot of older power plants, and makes environmentalists everywhere happy.

    If this stuff goes to the market, how would this effect NASA, the Russians, and other space programs? Even if it doesn't mean FTL tech for civilian use, this just opened up the possibility of long term designing craft that can travel throughout the solar system in weeks or months, instead of months or years.
  21. Trivia Freak

    Trivia Freak Geeky Lunatic!


    Doesn't the Aschen cancer vaccine cause sterility?
  22. stormturmoil

    stormturmoil Obsolete Test Cyborg

    Hotpoint: I see only one issue: Poland.

    Unlike the rest of the action, which was orbital stuff, Poland had a ringside seat as Big Honkin Space Guns (That is, X-Com-localised Tollan Heavy Ion Cannon) started opening up from groundside

    That'd be a hell of a light show.

    so you may need to address that issue in the cover up too, maybe make mention of a Nato installation that's having to be pulled back further into their own borders as a goodwill gesture or something...
  23. Would that be a hint as to how disclosure is going to happen ;-)
  24. Re'ozul

    Re'ozul Loser of Pencils

    You make a good point:
    Less digging for coal = layoffs
    Less drilling for oil = layoffs
    Less refining of said materials = layoffs
    Less transprting of said materials = possible layoffs
    Less using of oil/petrol = less tax revenue
    less tax revenue = upping taxes on other things -> not amused general public

    Sure environmentalists would be happy, but the economy probably wouldn't.
    With electric cars becoming very feasible, countries would need to start taxing electricity more heavily to make up for the tax deficit from petrol.
    The Opec countries would be in dire straits.
    I have trouble imagining Russia being that ready to cut off one of its own legs.
  25. bullethead

    bullethead Part time fanfic writer

    A quick question: did the world governments have some sort of EMP shielding for all government computer systems (and possibly some economic ones)? I think 2 months is a short time to restore all that data after the systems got fried by the EMPs, especially since I doubt civilian data backup sites are EMP shielded (unless XSGCOM got the UN to give EMP shielding tech to those organizations).
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