The Manifested

What the deuce?

Avaria is the sci-fi story I’ve had bouncing around my head for nearly 15 years. Over the years I’ve planned it as a comic series, an animated film/series, a set of games and now some books. Make up your damned mind! Here’s what I have so far, largely unfinished brain spew, full of typos and mistakes but at this point I just want to get in down and into the world. On the right/below you’ll see the finished chapters so have a read and let me know what you think, I’d love some feedback, I’m past being shy about my stuff so anything good or bad you have to say would all be helpful.

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Heroes and pedastalls

Rhea stormed into the barracks muttering furiously under her breath. The long room was lined on each wall with small alcoves stacked columns 3 high. Each contained a thin mattress and square of firm material, sheets and blankets immaculately…
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Prologue

Mateo watched as the pack closed around Zara and her three companions, his breath caught as the monitor flickered with static. “Don’t make a sound, wait for my signal.” He whispered into the radio. He cast a quick glance around his squad,…
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Chapter 1: The Promise of a Soldier

  She steadied her breathing, holding back the raging desire to bury her fist into the officer, into any of the assembled bureaucrats. It didn't matter who, they were all equally responsible. He was a foot taller and met her stare stoically.…

Chapter 6

"I want to start with the advanced course with this group" said Lithia "Any particular reason, or are we just feeling particularly vengeful today?" "One of the recruits has training as a gymnast, I'm curious" Said Lithia with an almost…

Chapter 5

Becket strolled into the gymnasium with a boyish bounce in his step. After his talk with Lithia he’d paid a visit to the compound barber, a close crop and shave always lifted his spirits and he felt fresh and optimistic as he addressed the…
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Chapter 2: Debut

Lithia entered the gymnasium, the vast white room stretched high above her and dwarfed the occupants. Many weapon racks were scattered around and a series of dark grey mats dotted the floor. The walls were bare with a small degree of flexibility…
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Chapter 4:

Becket strolled into the armoury, the clatter of heavy equipment and hydraulics rattled through the metal floor and up his legs. Technicians laboured over workbenches, sending arcs of yellow sparks across the room. The bright flashes of plasma…
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Chapter 3: Duty

Dawn was still hours away, Lithia could hear the birds stirring outside her quarters as she stretched in her bunk. She rose at the sound of approaching footsteps, her black hair hung down to her elbows. She bunched it tightly as she crossed…

Lithia MIA

FIRST DRAFT PROBABLY NOT VERY GOOD!! Don't READ, even I've not read it through yet! image credit to this bucket of talent here http://s244.photobucket.com/user/GabbaLoky/library/?sort=3&page=1 I hope my version of Lithia's suit turns out…

Avaria WIKI!

Learn about the various places, things, creatures and organisations in the world.

Character or Creatures

Cole

A soldier from the infantry Division applying to the 1st airborne Brigade. Somewhat short compared to his peers, he is an outstanding marksman but tends to be quite and withdrawn.

Titus

Large knob-head, support weapons specialist from the Armoured Division. Broad as a tree with a chip on his shoulder nearly as big.

Becket

Lithia's Second in command, career soldier, steadfast, reliable, with what Litihia considers a stupid sense of humour. Duties mostly revolve around the recruitment and training of new recruits into the first Airborne Brigade. Spent 14 years…

Luna

Luna is the younger sister of Rhea, she shares the same adventurous spirit as Rhea but without the protective/caring tendencies of her elder Sibling. Distant and abrasive bordering on Rude. Luna falls into the underground manifested scene…

The Crooked

The crooked are a small humanoid species that walk on a combination of legs and arms. They have rarely been observed and shun most sources of light, seeming to prefer subterranean environments. Perhaps they were once a tribe of humanoids who…

Rayne

Rayne was born on the continental wasteland part of a semi nomadic human tribe, one of the few bands of humans that have managed to retain a semblance of society while being surrounded by the constant danger of the continent. Rayne was part…

Lithia

Lithia has been a soldier as long as she can remember, consistently climbing through the ranks she is now the commander of the Airbourne's 1st Brigade. She takes an active role in the training of new recruits for the Brigade as a whole but in…

Rhea

Nte: most of this is no longer correct and is out of date. Confident in herself and her place in the world. Possibly comes off as dismissive of peril but only when it concerns herself. Cares for others and feel bonds deeply. Student of Lithia "Undeniably…

General Bad Man (needs new name)

General Bad Man (name pending) is the the apparent instigator of the the attacks on the colonies defensive lines. He has managed to bring the tribal beasts under his control and has been observed directing large numbers of primitive tribal…

Locations

Second Line

The second line is the former bead basket of Avaria, in recent decades it has become more metropolitan, the islands were never fully tamed and retain regions of dense forest and wilderness. The islands lack the square footage required for the…

Solaris

Solaris village is the mountain home of the Ostas, Solaris doesn't have much in the way of written records but folk law and anecdotal evidence suggest the population of Solaris has remained steady for the past few hundred years at around 400…

The Colonies

The colonies are the first attempt by the Avarian civilisation to settle the lands beyond their own chain of islands. The dangerous expansion was spurred on by the growing population and the need for land to produce food. Life in the colonies…

The Floating Citadel

The floating citadel is a massive artificial construct at the centre of the inner circle.  The citadel is roughly round in shape and measures 3.5km in diameter. The Citadel is the central gathering place for the upper echelons of the Vindico,…

Inner Circle

The Inner Circle is the most densely populated piece of land in the known world. The Islands were settled by a nomadic group of humans searching for a safe land to settle and live, following the directions of a prophet they journeyed to find…

Equipment & Weapons

Strike Suit

The Strike suit is one of the most, if not THE most, important piece of equipment employed by the Avarian military. The strike suit is what allows a normal soldier to fight and compete with the beasts and horrors that prowl Avaria. The suit…

Null Point Baton

The Null Point Baton is a complex and difficult to produce weapon. Rarely seen in operations. It seems like a simple blunt weapon, though perhaps a little slimmer than would be useful in combat. The advantage of the null point technology is…

Lithia's Strike Suit

Lithia's suit started out as a standard model SS 52-D Standard issue Strike Suit. An older model than those currently in circulation. As models have advanced however Lithia has refused to exchange or upgrade her suit with the Military Technicians,…

MLS-220 Havoc

The havoc missile system fires a carpet of miniaturised missile pods a short distance in front of the vehicle, it's designed to clear a safe area of hostile combatants immediately before ground forces disembark.

MBC-R50

A multi barrelled coil gun. It uses magnetic rings lining the barrel to propel a variety of slugs at extreme speeds, the most common being a solid metal canister that can transfer an large amounts of kinetic energy into a target or area. The…

MLRS-130 Brimstone

The Brimstone system is a cluster missile system, designed to eradicate multiple targets over a large area. The larger variant of the starfall containing larger racks and bigger warheads.

MLRS-60 Starfall

The Starfall is a cluster missile system, designed to eradicate targets over a large area.

ADS-113 Multi Flakk

The maulti flakk is an autonimous weapons platform that can be deployed in an area to keep the air clear of flyers automatically and for extended durations. The cannons are completely autonomous and will work with other units when deployed en…

Organisations

The Ostas

A tribe of humans who live deep within the continent, numbering 400 people the population has remained roughly constant according to anecdotal evidence. The Ostas live high on the peak of a mountain in a village named Solaris and have done for…

The Wildlings

The wildlings are one of the five great clans of the Vindico, they claim a connection to Gaia and embrace nature and all things associated. The Wildling Believe there is a spreading infection, one that has ravaged the world and ensnared their…

The Sentinels

The Sentinels are warriors without peer. Individuals that manifest great strength speed and endurance generally find a home within the sentinels. They maintain a strict code of honour amongst their members and would generally hold themselves…

The Magus

Superior pricks, one of the 5 manifest clans, believes that all gifts/mutations are basic energy manipulation and those that can't do it properly are simply inferior.  

Faith Keepers

One of the 5 mainfest clans of Avaria, believe that godly being still have influence and a plan for the being below. They provide their gifts and blessing and it is up to civilisation to proove themselves worthy to be saved by cleansing the…

The Vindico

The Vindico are the unseen puppeteers guiding and influencing Avaria, unseen and unknown to the general populace. They are well placed in almost all areas of governance from the science directive to the military, they are able to guide and…

The Manifested

Unknown quantities in the world, much of the current danger that faces Avaria is attributed to dangerous manifested animals and people. Any living being can manifest, the reason why is unknown and the results of the manifestation vary wildly.…

Vehicles

Wisp

The Wispis an extremely light and manoeuvrable vehicle. piloted by a single individual and used for personal transport, reconnaissance and limited combat engagements. Lithia is particularly fond of the Wisp.

VT-M Dropship

The VT-M (Vertical take off medium) is the workhorse of the Avarian military, the Vt-m is a large vehicle capable of transporting and supporting a sizeable fighting force. The craft is made up of 3 sections, one central compartment and 2 side…

VT-S Dropship

The VT-L (vertical take off light) is the smallest class of dedicated air transport, supply and evac craft. With a maximum transport capacity of 22 personel.

Reaper Combat Unit

Slow moving heavy combat mech used for holding ground and reinforcing strong points.

Paladin Combat Unit

Large combat mech suit, armed with a range of weapons for medium to short range combat. The defining feature of the Paladin is the close range armament which inspired it's name, the paladin is equipped with a ceramic composite blade and shield. Paladins…

Lycan Combat Unit

Highly mobile combat mech widely used by the airborne division due to it's speed and light weight compared to other mech units. The reaper is a close combat specialist utilising high fire rates and melee weapons, fitting with the fast, hard…

AAF Amaranthe

The Amaranthe is a laviathan class airship that was present at the Amaranthe incident and which was the name sake of the incident.

Laviathon Class Airship

The science directive maintains a number of large airships they are used for extended exploration sorties over the mainland. They contain extensive laboratory facitities and holding cells for  samples of flora and fauna collected on their expeditions. The…