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Oberlindes Sol LIC05 Apr 2019 7:41 p.m. PST

Today, April 5, 2019 -- a day which will live in infamy -- Ryugu Asteroid was suddenly and deliberately attacked by the space forces of the resurgent Empire of Japan. The uncrewed Japanese warship Hayabusa ("Peregrine Falcon") 2 stood off Ryugu and fired a copper projectile with a plastic explosive charge directly at the surface of the peaceful asteroid. Exploiting the asteroid's natural weak gravitational field, the Hayabusa stole dust blown out of the deep hole it had blown into Ryugu.

Hayabusa, named for a deadly Japanese warplane of the last major war started by the Japanese Empire, also effected a landing, ostensibly to collect more dust particles, but the Japanese Space Force has refused to state any other purpose for the landing. The Japanese have announced that the attack on defenseless Ryugu will continue for several more weeks, with additional projectile-and-explosive devices shot into the body of the asteroid itself to allow further theft of the only known natural resource of Ryugu.

How long will we stand by as the Japanese work their wicked ways on the defenseless and peaceful Ryugu? How long until Ryugu and its allies declare the start of the First Interplanetary War?


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Zephyr106 Apr 2019 2:35 p.m. PST

To be fair, Ryugu started it by provoking Earth first with a reckless flyby. All that followed was a justified recon of it's capabilities before a proper and measured response is made…

Personal logo Narratio Supporting Member of TMP06 Apr 2019 7:18 p.m. PST

Must agree, Ryugu was indulging in provocation.. I believe that the Japanese Empires response is proportionate to the perceived threat level. Ryugu and her allies should consider carefully before pushing this any further.

Sundance08 Apr 2019 9:26 a.m. PST

I have long suspected that the Japanese reasons for effecting a landing on Ryugu is to once again begin collecting territory for the empire resurgent.

Oberlindes Sol LIC12 Apr 2019 9:39 a.m. PST

Actually, I think I may have a scenario for my next convention game now.

Thank you, Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency!

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