A Tomorrow's War Campaign using the Force on Force Tomorrow's War rules. The campaign takes place in the 2070's after an apocalyptic attack on Earth by long dormant aliens. Players are attempting to accumulate resources to save mankind and possibly rule mankind. So, the players need to work together...but must also think about how to make their faction the paramount faction. The war to decide if the human race has a tomorrow has begun.
An analysis of the latest images shows that Haumea is a disc shaped object that glows, around its equator are numerous circular objects, these are believed to be doors or pods, some have a red mesh over them, this is believed to a self-repair system. The circular “doors” have the same minimum radius as Manaka and Hi’auka. The consensus among the exports is the Haumea is some form of carrier ship, that carries ships like Manaka and the other ships found in the Haumean Group. So far, only Manaka has shown any evidence of activity. This may mean Haumea and the other ships are destroyed or dormant. The fact that after 250 million years Manaka could once more become active means either the aliens have highly advanced stasis technology or were able to survive in a confined environment. It seems unlikely that the aliens could have lived, reproduced and died for the last 250 million years in such a small constructed object. Then again, the human race is finding itself surprised on a regular basis of late.
The red spot seems to be a massive hole that has been partially repaired by the “red material”. A similar red material has been found growing in Afghanistan.
The stealth mission to Haumea is presently less than 2 months from contact. The mission appears to not have been detected, and it sent a short message via a second probe to Earth on a narrow-beam one month ago. LS4 has taken control of the mission and has decided to direct the mission to Namaka. The question now is, what can 80 special force operatives do against a ship the size of Manaka, especially if it is inhabited by thousands or millions of aliens.
The previous best quality images of Haumea:
History of human knowledge of Haumea
When Haumea was first discovered in 2003 it was classified as a plutoid, a dwarf planet or a trans-Neptunian object. The description of Haumea ranged from “The Weirdest object in the solar system”, “the fastest rotating object in the solar system”, “one of the brightest”, “surface composition crystalline ice in a region and age where it should be amorphous”. Haumea was also found to be part of a group of objects whose co-existence was difficult to explain without resorting to immense improbabilities. Other than Haumea’s two satellites, there were another eight objects discovered between 1995 and 2005 which were believed to originate from Haumea from their orbital dynamics. Many other unexplained issues surrounded Haumea, like the orbit of its moons.
In 2009 a “great red spot” was discovered on Haumea, measuring approximately 700km by 400km. The spectral signature for the spot indicated a possible organic presence.
By the mid-2020’s a further fifteen objects were found to be orbiting Haumea and Haumea became a favorite of the conspiracy theorists. Concentrating on returning to the Moon, the world paid little attention to Haumea, and it remained an obscure object of interest among astronomers.
Today we know these objects to be ships, either part of a fleet or the wrecks left after a battle near Haumea. At present the Haumea group of major ships names are Haumea, Hi’iaka, Namaka, SM55, TO66, OY3, TX300, OP32, UZ117, CB79 and RR43. The fifteen smaller ships are called Haumea III to Haumea XVII. The red spot is actually a massive blast hole in the side of the ship Haumea. The ship appears to be largely hollow, which is in conflict with the high density, some academics have claimed it may hold a mini-black hole or neutronium object.
Namaka, has been discovered to be a broken ship, its outer shielding nearly half torn away, exposing an organic ball in its centre. The ball is approximately 80 kilometers across. The jamming signal presently pervading the Solar System originates in Namaka itself.
A re-analysis of astronomical data shows that in 2062, hundreds, if not thousands, of objects left Namaka on a course to intersect with Earth in 2070.