I’ve been planning a Let’s play of Aurora 4x for years now. So naturally I needed to throw together a trailer. So here it is. It turned out to be a fairly decent piece of writing and a challenge to someone who’s never done any sort of video recording or editing.
It’s not great but it’s a first step.
The future looked bright.
We thought nothing could stop us.
We were wrong.
The Year was 2021
The year everything changed.
Humanity’s Golden Age was stolen from us.
Crushed stillborn in the womb.
The Face-Eating Giant Space Spiders had come. They were not our friends.
They attacked without warning. Without mercy.
Their technology was beyond comprehension.
We stood no chance against them.
Great swaths of humanity were mowed down.
Countless cities reduced to rubble.
Nations shattered beyond repair.
and then They moved on, perhaps to seek other prey.
The wormhole closed behind them.
By the slimmest of margins humanity had lived to see another day.
But humanity would be forever changed.
A great turning had began.
The Unification War of 2023-4 was shift and savage but ultimately necessary
Humanity would stand together against a cold cruel universe.
The year is now 2025. A new Government has formed under Emperor Donald II.
Humanity is one. At least for the moment. The Old Nations are all but destroyed.
Only the memories remain.
But those memories will be honored.
Billions have died.
Billions must still be avenged.
And for this we turn to our God and our Emperor.
With a single will Humanity shall face the terrors of the void.
And united we shall laugh in the face of death.
For we know that death is coming.
Let us greet it with a smile.
Great and terrible are our Enemies.
Vast is the cold dark expanse of the Void.
We have only a few Orion-drive ships and our technology seems pitiful in the face of the recent onslaught.
The odds are not in our favor.
Yet we must go.
For Humans are nothing if not determined.
We have crossed oceans in ships made of sticks and twine.
We went to the moon on a giant aluminum tube of liquid explosives and a prayer.
This is but one more challenge to overcome.
Long have we practised the brutal arts of war against our follow man.
But now we stand united as brothers and we shall put what we learnt to a righteous cause.
We shall rise from the ashes of our Homeworld.
We shall seize that which is rightfully ours.
We shall spread the Glory of the Infinite God across the Endless Sky.
And We shall strike down our foes with a righteous fury.
For who are we?
We are the Killer Monkeys From Planet Earth.
We are the Sons of Adam
We are the Enemies Most Relentless
We are the Emperor’s Chosen
and we shall prevail!
There can be no peace between Man and Spider.
Be we do not fear.
For if God be with us, then what can stand against us?
We are the Crusader States of Terra.
And we are going to Deus Vult the fuck out of everything!
The Kriegmarshall’s Prayer.
Aurora 4x: The Kriegmarshall’s Prayer