When we got the tip-off that something big was helplessly floating about in space, without the Alliance's watchful eye, the team quickly assembled with nothing but big credits on their minds. True, it was not often when a smashed tracer beacon was restored to working order by a less than honest cartel, and kept hushed from their own ilk, but my hunch and well-expended creds to the usual insider had given the cords needed to see just what the big deal was.
Big it was, and if my history lessons served me any good at all, it was remembering about the galactic scaled media coverage on the lost ANS Kastanora. Back then, for something to go missing wasnt exactly big news, unless it was the pride of the Old Alliances Dominion Legacy. Nastasha could hardly keep herself from breaking silence. ... Not that anyone could blame her. The Kastanora was something best compared to locating an un-escorted Treasure Fleet on the Baeren Sea. Everyone knew that it was priceless, and the myths that surrounded its disappearance struck horror to many whom were affected by it
not to mention the peace between the nelri and humankind.
It was easy to assume in that way that what we discovered was a relic that would allow us to retire for good, and maybe buy a small uncharted planet, on the side. We wasted no time. We deployed and began what would be a routine salvage operation. No such fortune. Somebody had already beaten us to the prize, and with their greater numbers, it was safe to understand that it would take a while to put them in their place.
Of course, the bastards didnt know much about quick surrenders. Bloody pirates.
-- A excerpt from the captains log of the Sheyenne, Arden Breyenth.
I have too many big projects in progress, so I thought Id unwind with something that just comes naturally to me, without having to worry about anatomical details and the such. This was created roughly in 10 hours. No reference, except for being inspired by the likes of Macross II's soundtrack, and the first episode of 08th Team. (Shiro is still a legend for taking on a souped up Zaku with a lowly Ball.) Good stuff.
Artwork and all details included - © Kristopher P. Love