Orbiter screenshots - Grand Flagplanting Tour Chapter 1
On Molten Rock the dust was moving.
The sun shone low in the valley.
Particles shot from galaxies far far away hit the surface...
| In the dance of atoms order had emerged in form of a terrestrial vessel.
A being on board, an alien from another, yet the same, universe took human shape and looked around.
There was job to do.
| Wondering about the unstraightening rigidity of his space suit, he unrolled the flag of the Old Empire.
In this place it will stand for a long time.
| The flag stood well, the space suit would not bend.
| With the job done on this rock, it's time to ascend away from it.
The Deep Star was a nice ship to fly around.
Whatever put it in orbit had a good taste for space vessels.
| A misty world of Oven awaited it's turn, only 65 days away.
| The Raven Star, unlike the Deep one can get down on the surface of a big rock.
So comes undocking.
| And the world below looks surprisingly different from what the stupid on-board computer keeps insisting it flies over.
| Convenience is an important concept on a world that have a very hot and pressed surface.
Conveniently, there is a place to land on far away from it.
| How long can a flag last down there?
| Will it ever reach the bottom?
| Looks like he have a looong time to wait and find out.
The way to the next world will not be open anytime soon.
| Yet, sooner or later, the time gets right and the hospitality of a station hanging in the middle of nowhere stays behind.
| In two quick sweeps along the curve...
| ...and a long coast well up it's outer reach...
| ...The Stars had meet again...
| ...To go on to the next, blue planet and it's dusty Moon.