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Alexandria Defense Fleet by ILJackson Alexandria Defense Fleet by ILJackson
The moon of Alexandria is so named because it is home to a massive storehouse of knowledge. Two hundred years ago, human explorers found what is believed to have been some sort of observatory that belonged to a species that used the moon as a base millions of years ago. Amazingly, the database was mostly intact. What the aliens probably thought of as incidental knowledge barely worth considering important was enough to catapult human spacefaring technology several centuries ahead. Because of the massive amount of data in the database, the planet was named Alexandria. Because there is still a wealth of classified data and technology on the jungle moon, it is protected by a massive defense fleet.
The fleet is centered around two massive Cerberus Mobile Defense Platforms, armored space stations that can unleash tremendous firepower and several wings of fighters and which can maneuver short distances within the star system. The Cerberus stations are supported by a main battle fleet that is constantly upgraded with the latest ships and technology. There is also a large force of marines on the moon itself which are ready for trouble from both external threats as well as any internal threats unleashed from ancient structures still being discovered to this day.
The fleet itself is there partially as a last resort containment measure in case something is discovered on the moon that cannot be contained. In such a situation, the fleet has orders to quarantine the planet and will open fire on any vessel trying to leave, including civilian ships trying to escape a calamity.
Alexandria, which orbits the gas giant Cleopatra, is the only human colony considered a "core world" of the Terran Protectorate that requires special security clearance to visit. Being a native of Alexandria is a fast-track into a career in military intelligence, because every native born Alexandrian passes a background check once every two years or else they face relocation to another core world, if not a prison sentence....
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I am guessing A lot of locals go into archeology, or xeno-tech.

Hey Bobby where did you say you wre from....

:I could tell ya but I'd have to report you to Spec-sec"

Yeah funny man, real funny.

It wasn't a joke...

Never mind....

Good answer.
ILJackson Jun 17, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Yeah, or military intelligence...after all, it's easy for them to pass the clearance checks.
sylvyfysh May 25, 2013
Yay, tennis-ball planet... :-)
I'd ask about a nursery moon/station for families, but I don't know that there's any way around a logistical nightmare.
ILJackson Apr 12, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
They live on-planet but generally they rarely ever leave. Despite the easy availability of space travel I figure most people are born, live and die on the same world, with the occassional vacation to another planet every few years or so.
I know. I was just wondering about the necessity of doing security checks every two years based on birth alone. I've decided there's no easy way for this problem.
Drangir Apr 11, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
Faster Then Light.
Say what you might about this mighty fleet... A Fortress World is probably twice as intimidating... And how many of THOSE are there?
High-Guard Apr 10, 2013  Hobbyist Writer

That's awesome! And a really cool pic, too!
I love the worlds and histories you create. I love the ship designs too.
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