It’s the 23rd century. Years after the Second cold war back in the late 2190s with both the Russian resistance and the American empire finally putting aside their differences and annihilated the Korean federation that started this conflict in the first place. With the establishment of the International Space Council knowing that the earth died from this sort of eternal war, mankind began breaking through the toxic atmosphere to the stars. They created some of the most advanced technologies they could use to survive and expand their existence across the black void of space. But even in this peaceful galaxy, there always a conflict going on for the human race. And in the neighbouring star systems outside of sol, there are three who broke their friendship once again in favor for their own personal goals. One is the Terran/Martian Empire, a dictatorship obsessed over the fourth planet, mars, thinking it may have a lot of potential for life extension. They were wrong. Once they live and born on mars, their lives become totally upside down compared to earth. The other is the Daughters of Venus. An all-female religion worshipping the goddess of love of that name who brought them there in the first place, and ordered by her to destroy her enemies that crossed the goddess’s path. And finally, there’s the People’s Empire of the Off World Colonies. A democracy willing to sacrifice their lives to create colonies above and below many planets in nearby star systems. But during all of this conflict, one man who was long ago believed to be a criminal, but in reality he was innocent. He was in cryogenetic stasis onboard an experimental spacecraft: The Dragon Sword he stole while he makes a race to escape the earth. He now drifts aimlessly across space peacefully, and has now awakened from cryostasis. Unfortunately however, 76.2% of his memories were erased. And has now refereed himself as Space Journeyman!!!! Can he choose which side he must work for in order to once again live in peace after thousands upon thousands of years of conflict back on the abandoned ruined earth?
Spoilers: The Daughters of Venus and the People’s Empire of the Off World Colonies.
The Dragon Sword docks with a nearby fueling station to refuel while Journeyman buys some food supplies.
Journeyman: "I think that should be enough for the ship."
Cashier: "That'll be 85 Space Creds, please."
Journeyman: "Here's a hundred."
Cashier: "That's a hundred? This was from earth. So a hundred earth dollars could be the equivalent of 100.000 Space Creds!"
Journeyman: "i better get going."
Cashier: "Thanks Mr.! With this, I’ll make this the best fuel station in the galaxy!"
Journeyman: "no, whatever!"
Journeyman Leaves and continues wandering through space.
Journeyman: "wow! i never knew that i still carry my old money, but today they worth like thousands of space creds?"
Goddard (Dragon Sword's AI): "It’s a type of Currency that Casual races use to buy things. And since that mankind left earth, dollars are no longer the currency they use. With that money, you could be rich!"
Journeyman: "I’m sorry, are you supposed to help me restore my memories after two hundred years that you were steering the ship while my memories were mostly unexpectedly erased by someone or something?"
Goddard: "Point taken. But i can't restore your memories because all of my systems are not capable of restoring people’s minds. i was made back in the 2050s while at the time you were a criminal."
Journeyman: "I was not a criminal! i was mistaken as a fugitive wanting to escape that godforsaken hell i lived on before i got onboard this kickass looking spaceship!"
Goddard: "then i might recommend that we find someone who may have this special ability to make your memories restored."
Journeyman: "and where could it be?"
Goddard: "...Let me go check."
*Journeyman encounters a vision of a distant past, but only a fragment. he sees a young boy with an older girl staring at the stars in a grass field, believing that it was he as the young boy dreaming about going to the stars*
Goddard: "i believe i found one! There is a witch doctor on Artemis 4 in the Gliese system. You want me to set course?"
Journeyman: "Go ahead! But wake me up when we arrive."
Goddard: “yes, Mr. Journeyman."
So they set off to Artemis 4 to find the witch doctor to restore Journeyman's memories.
Witch Doctor: “Hmm…Ah, yes!”
Journeyman: “what! What is it?”
Witch Doctor: “it appears that someone must have docked to your ship, put you out of Cryostasis, gave a special kind of device, and put you back into the ship as it slowly erases your memories for reasons unknown.”
Journeyman: “Wait a moment! I thought you said that you’ll help me restore my memories!”
Witch Doctor: “well, I did seem to restore some of your memories. I’ve helped you remember who you were hundreds of years ago, you were a kind, innocent man helping good people from terrible situations, you were mistaken as an assassin killing a helpless victim, and you race yourself to get to a ship called the Dragon Sword before an AI was created to tell you what happened after you woke up. There, does that seem to help?”
Journeyman: “Kind of, yes.”
Witch Doctor: “thanks. That’ll be five hundred Space Creds.”
Journeyman: “Are you kidding me?!”
Witch Doctor: “No, im not kidding you! That’s how much it costs restoring peoples’ memories today.”
Goddard: “Mr. Journeyman, remember when you had earth money when you paid for the food supplies in a fuel station a while ago?”
Journeyman: “yeah. Im still confused why I still have them in my pocket.”
Goddard: “well, you could deposit your earth money since today; your earth money is rare and expensive. Then you’ll take some space creds to pay the witch doctor for the memory restoration.”
Journeyman: “But I don’t have a bank account!”
Goddard: “then let me help you make one! Making a bank account is much easier nowadays.”
Journeyman: “I sure hope you know what you’re doing. I’ll come back with some proper money to you. In the meantime, I’d better get going.”
Witch Doctor: “you have a week to pay up! Otherwise, I will find and take all of your money, and your memories away, permanently!”
Journeyman: “…I’ll keep that in mind.”
Journeyman Flies off as he’s trying to create a bank account.
Journeyman: “so, Goddard, where exactly am I supposed to get a bank account in this fustercluck?”
Goddard: “funny you should ask. You should head to a nearby Martian controlled station to get that account.”
Journeyman: “Why should I Trust a Martian, when all they do is kill people?”
Goddard: “No! I mean, the Good Ones. Im sure they’ll do something for you.”
Journeyman: “like hell they will.”
*but just as they continue arguing, they picked up a massive energy signature nearby*
Journeyman: “Goddard, what’s that?”
Goddard: “that’s a radar, Master.”
Journeyman: “I know what it is! But, there’s just too many objects on screen.”
Goddard: “that would be a Venusian and terran/Martian fleets clashing each other, master.”
Journeyman: “well, seeing how if I want a bank account to put all of my money in. I guess I’ll have to shoot at the assholes!”
Goddard: “the Martians or the Venusians?”
Journeyman: “doesn’t matter! I’ll pick who dies and who lives!”
*The Dragon Sword fires its engines and starts participating in the fight, mostly against the Martians*
Journeyman: “Yeehaw!! Nothing like toasting those Martian scumbags for the ladies!! Right, Goddard?”
Goddard: “as you say, master.”
*Eventually the dragon sword and the Venus fleet destroyed the Martians as the Daughters of Venus Congratulate Journeyman for helping them out*
Venus Admiral: “Thank you, Martian brother. For destroying your dictating brothers for us.”
Journeyman: “um. Actually, im not a Martian. Im an Earth born.”
Venus Admiral: “If you’re not, show us your proof.”
Journeyman: “I was a human fugitive Centuries ago. Back at the time before the war between you and the Martians.”
Venus: “Centuries? But how did you stay alive after all these years?”
Journeyman: “I was cryogenically frozen at the time. To keep myself who I was long ago. But now I live in the 23rd century, I guess that makes me the last human being left alive, huh?”
Venus Admiral: “I don’t know what to say about this. I’ve seen Martians and off worlders. But you? We should be honored that you are the last human left alive.”
Journeyman: “indeed. You should.”
Venus Admiral: *Smiles about his survival* “But wait…Where’s Jein?”
Venus Admiral: “The new Priestess of our religion! She must have gone out alone with that Martian Fighter?”
Journeyman: “you want me to go get her for you?”
Venus Admiral: “yes! Bring her back alive! She’s the future of our religion! Without her, we’d be finished!”
Journeyman: “Where is she?”
Venus Admiral: “I don’t know!”
Venus Controller: “I’ve detected a signature! Its somewhere in this sector!”
Venus Admiral: “could that be her?”
Venus Controller: “don’t know!”
Journeyman: “im going after her! Try to return to Venus while you still can! I’ll go get your priestess alive as promised!”
*The dragonsword goes out to find Jei*
Venus Admiral: “Wait! Who was that human?”
Venus Tactical: “what should we call him?”
Journeyman: *returns communication* “oh, one more thing. My name’s Space Journeyman. I honestly don’t remember what my old name was.”
Venus Admiral: “Space Journeyman?”
*he exits hyperspace to continue searching for Jein*
Journeyman: “Goddard, do we have Long range sensors?”
Goddard: “of course.”
Journeyman: “then activate them. *Goddard activates long range sensors* lock on that heat signature, it should be Jein’s ship.”
Goddard: “working on it.”
*Journeyman continues his search for Jein’s starship until they found it engaging with a Martian starfighter*
Journeyman: “there she is! Goddard, let’s save her!”
Goddard: “Diverting all power to weapons!”
*Journeyman goes charges at the Martian fighter and destroys it*
Journeyman: “YEEHAW!!! How do you like that, Scumbag?!”
Goddard: “why do you continue attacking the Martians?”
Journeyman: “Bets me. But it’s awesome saving alien babes from alien A-holes. Now all we gotta do is use the tracker beam and pick her up. If we even have one.”
Goddard: “actually we don’t.”
Goddard: “…and no.”
Journeyman: “Shit! What happened?”
Goddard: “Well yes, there are only two suits. But no since one’s gone somehow.”
Journeyman: “Just let me take one, and bring her in already!”
*Journeyman puts on his spacesuit and goes out to Jein’s starfighter. Where he brings her aboard*
Journeyman: “Put her in a sickbay and get us out of here!”
Goddard: “setting course.”
*Engages hyperdrive and returns her to her religion. While at hyperspace she starts to recover after the attack*
Journeyman: “So, you’re awake, huh?”
Jein: “who are you?”
Journeyman: “I don’t have a name, but you can call me Space Journeyman or just plain Journeyman if you want.”
Jein: “oh. Thanks, Just plain Journeyman.”
Journeyman: “Just call me Journeyman, ok? Anyway im brining you back to your religion you supposed to be with.”
Jein: “But I was this close to become an Altair once I destroy that Martian fighter! Which reminds me, are you one of them?”
Journeyman: “no. im more of a surviving Earth born. And this ship your in is over centuries old, and it’s still holding itself together.”
Jein: “This ship? Over Centuries old? You can’t be…”
Journeyman: “it’s true. Im from earth hundreds of years ago. And I’ve been in cryostasis for a life time till recently. And this, my dear little girl is the Dragonsword. Oh, and hold on a second. Goddard, come over here!”
Goddard: “Coming, master! Oh. Hello, Jein!”
Goddard: “I am Goddard. The ship’s AI who kept Journeyman safe during his adventures across space. And this maybe my first rescue mission I have ever participated.”
Journeyman: “Yeah, that happened. Goddard, how much longer?”
Goddard: “just a few minutes, Master.”
Goddard: “you’re taking me home?”
Journeyman: “isn’t it obvious? They told me to.”
Jein: “but I may also have to visit the Off-Worlders! The people who took care of me for years!”
Jein: “I’ll tell you along the way! They were supposed to help my religion fight against the Martian bastards!”
Journeyman: “Goddard, change course!”
Goddard: “yes, master!”
*The Dragonsword moves out to the off-worlders. Meanwhile on Mars*
Officer: “Sir, our invasion fleet against one of the Venus Fleets has been completely destroyed. We were all annihilated by an ancient starship they call The DragonSword. It appears that it’s helping the Religious sluts. And…”
Emperor: *Shoots at him* “I do not have any more time to hear about your defeat, Gilligan. Contact the nearby fleets, and destroy the DragonSword as possible. It also appears that it’s heading towards the off-worlders’ homeworld in Alpha Centauri. For what reason? What is the priestess up to?”
To be continued...