Now Machine Concept

The Following is background and an image draft into my Cannon Project at its current stage, more will follow soon.

Concept Art of Main Character

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World Backstory:

Humanity has been brought to the brink of complete extinction three centuries prior to this war. They escaped this by having many of what remained of the human race take refuge in the Sonnenberg Tunnel in Switzerland and having a squad of twelve people give their lives to nuke everything on the surface in an attempt to rid the planet of the invading daemons of the Outer Darkness. After nuking many lands in an attempt to rid the planet of invaders, the humans were free to come out of hiding and slowly rebuild their world. The process was slow after losing many natural resources to the fallout. But progressive since humanity was able to make key discoveries through their attempt to find ways to survive. They had discovered ways to use what remained of the invaders‘ dark magic to speed up building process, this technique would later be known as “mater building.” They would also discover the way to materialize transport the same way, though it would take longer than a building to build. And some users found a way to use this type of energy the create beacons one can use to phase to from anywhere in a certain range, technique that would be called “warping.” These new achievements were among many used to rebuild the world and provide a more stable environment for future generations to live peacefully in.

By the end of the 2nd century spent rebuilding, humanity became fully civilized again, creating a unified government with Switzerland being the new capital of the planet. The universal language is English with very few people having any knowledge that foreign languages could exist. A global currency titled “Eisetons” has been established, with old coins that survived the fallout considered rare collectibles. Instead of airports or any for of transit system, people warp to other locations by paying for a one use warp belt that can beam them to their destination of choice. Homes are much like those of the 21st century, except houses are designed to be triangular, metallic, and pointy. While apartment complexes function the exact same way as they did in the 21st century.

Markets for material and consumables functioned the same too, the only difference is everything was processed due to the fallout killing off the original product.

The new outfits of choice among the civilians and community like the housing is much like, though cloth material is thicker, thin boots replace sneakers, and the size of a cloak or scarf is more symbolic of wealth than a suit, with thick gloves replacing ties.

By the end of the 23rd century, humanity made its greatest achievement at this point. By combining matter built vehicles and warp technology. Space travel was no longer a thing that only men with specialized training can do, it became a thing anyone with a flying vehicle can do. And with this new achievement, mankind decided to explore other planets to find one that would be possible to colonize. This event was known as The Space Race II, a race against the stopwatch to see if there were any habitable worlds out there. After fifty year, it was discovered that the dwarf planet known in the 21st century as Ceres, later to be known as “Taska,” has the most friendly environment for humanity to colonize.

103 Humans made their way over there to set up and try it out, they found many natural resources long lost back home and breathable air. However, the ones who made the discovery of life on this Dwarf Planet made one great oversight that would eventually cost the colonists dearly.

Four years after settling, a local life form known as a Titan discovered them and reported them to the high council of Titans. The Titans were human like with glowing hair and eyes, more natural muscle mass, and their skin was often glossy with different colors. Because the titans at the time had the mentality of humans in the mid-20th century. They mistook this encampment as an invasion and raided the campsite killing 102 of the humans, leaving one alive to tell the story. After two years, the Titans built their own ships by analyzing the technology the humans created. And they launched a raiding party on the planet Earth in an attempt to discover any weaknesses should the humans ever “invade” their planet ever again. This raid was met with a similar effect as the Titan massacre of the human colonists. Eventually they were able to build off a transmitter to discuss their situation with the Titans. The Titans wanted the humans to never trespass among their planet and return the materials that had been poached from their lands. The humans wanted to establish a mutual agreement with the Titans since the Titans had human technology that was also stolen, but were willing to look past that if they could unify as their planets were similar. The Titans would have agreed with the terms if it weren’t for the fact the Titan raiding party had no survivors. At that moment war was declared among both races.

This war would last for many years ranging across many planets and dwarf planets in the solar system in an attempt to gain a greater foothold to get greater leverage should one race decide to attack the other planet directly without being overwhelmed.

At the dawn of the 24th century, the Earth government began facing a possible reign of anarchy because of the unpopular decision to make many middle aged civilians draft into the war. One more amazing discovery was made to solve that problem once again using the remaining dark magic left behind by those who almost exterminated them. The buried corpses of those who perished during what is known as “The Dark Years” had economic energy behind it left fully intact. Combining the dark energy with the dark magic and the matter building gave the humans the ability to raise the dead as human like machines. These machines would be drafted into this war. In an attempt to keep the approval ratings up, the true nature of the birth of these cyborgs was kept secret to the public. With each soldier getting their own fighter ships and choice of three guns, they were sent to the frontlines as the basic infantry of the human army while many humans who chose to keep fighting became their generals. After every battle, the cyborgs’ bodies would be warped back to the home camp where if possible, would be revived again to fight another day.

The Earth Army and The Titans were neck to neck with each other at this point.
But one Machine’s resurrection would change everything.

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Character Details
Main Character’s names: Lukas Smolka, Unit K4D4
Gender: Male Programing
Eye Colour: Red
Height: 5 ft 11
Distinguishing Features: Silver steel on the top of the face while everything else is grey metal. A green paint stain above his left eye. Red lights around the cheeks and through his mouth every time he opened it.
Character Traits:Cynical, Pessimistic, Willing to take charge if no one else will, Is prone to violent outbursts of rage when under too much stress.Goal:(Initially): To regain his memories and fight for the EMF (Earth Military Force)(Later): Regain his humanity by any means and restore the memories of all other Cyborgs

Problems:(Initially): He remembers nothing and spends most of his time confused.
(Later): He has to hide the fact that his memories have been restored so he can keep them.

Shortened Version of Story:

Thanks to the new technology achieved by humans in this time period, humans who were killed by demonic entities or methods during the Outer Darkness Invasion can be brought back in a non-human body. But that is not known to these cyborgs. Upon resurrection, all they know is they were killed in battle and brought back to life by the medics without any memories. After unit K4D4 returned to life, he went along with what he was told because he didn’t have a better answer. But he knew something was odd, one thing that remained from his old life was his untrusting nature towards those he doesn’t know. After a severe blow to the head, his programing became corrupted and reverted all control to his brain. At that moment he remembered all details of his previous life and how all this came to be. At the moment he had no choice but to accept the fact that he needs to play his part of an ordinary battle cyborg in the war against the Titans. But one day it all changed, He was sent to Patrol Venus alongside another cyborg who he remembers as one of his old friends from High School in the previous life, and later on sent to patrol the moon with someone else who was an old friend of his. As the war continued, he observed how everyone around him acted and behaved, from the human commanders to the cyborg foot soldiers. Leading him to sneak around and find out more details about everything going on. He soon learned everything, that the only reason they wanted these cyborg soldiers was to stop drafting human soldiers in the war and the reason why they never told the public the whole truth was to look good in front of them. And that all the public knew was that the cyborgs were just simple attack droids.
Angered, he decided to launch a one man attack on the facility, restoring all the memories of all the other cyborgs and preventing the new ones from having their memories wiped. Halfway through this mission, he decided to program into the cyborgs the human’s ability to use matter, but it came at a cost. He knew he could not survive the whole building coming for him and that many cyborgs still in stasis would die if he ran now.

He overloaded the building’s energy core as he used it to warp many cyborgs away from the building and give them all the ability to use matter. But he could not save himself and he was gunned down shortly before the building imploded.
His actions inspired other cyborgs to break away from their control and establish a new colony of their own kind, but this also led to new problem down the line. One cyborg believed that this was a sign to dominate both the Humans and the Titans’ home worlds and entered the war as a third faction using the deceased Luke Smolka as their martyr. The humans would fight them anyway to rid themselves if their mistake. The Titans still considered the cyborgs as their enemy but took advantage of the fact that with two sides fighting amongst each other, they could establish a forward operating base on Earth’s moon and in Russia unnoticed. The war became a triple threat war.

 

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The First Chapter of the story

???: “Eyes up soldier”

The Soldier: “Uh, what is going on”

???: “You’re finally awake”

The Soldier looks around confused as he sits up from the bed, he feels nothing.

The Soldier: “Am I in a hospital?”

???: “You are in a military infirmary”

The Soldier: “You must be the medic then?”

Medic: “Yes, I am.”

The Soldier: “Why am I here?”

Medic: “Do you not remember anything?”

The Soldier: “Now that you mention it, I don’t think so. I remember my language but I don’t remember much of anything else.”

Medic: “As expected”

The Soldier: “Why is that?”

Medic: “This may be tough to believe but you have been dead for a while. You have been brought back here to be rebuilt, I have seen to many like you before.”

The Soldier: “You mean soldiers who died?”

Medic: “The non-human ones since if a human soldier was to die in battle, they are dead with no hope of revival.”

The Soldier: “Am I supposed to be some sort of machine?”

Medic: “That is exactly what you are, do you remember your name at least?”

The Soldier: “No, what is my name?”

Medic: “Your form says you are unit K4D4, although it is unknown what your peers call you.”

K4D4: “I asume that others like me have our own names for each other.”

Medic: “Occasionally, depends on how long they have been active.”

K4D4: “How did I die?”

Medic: “You and those around you were shot by Titans, the damage was minor so we were able to repair and reboot you”

K4D4: “What happens to me now?”

Medic: “You are to go back into military service as soon as possible, we are still at war with the Titans and we need everyone in a position where we can push them back to Taska.”

K4D4: “Can you explain?”

Medic: “I was hoping they’d at least save that memory into your hard drive, The planet Earth is at war with the planet Taska. we are evenly matched in technology unlike those old movies, but there are some differences that have given each side an edge from time to time. We have better experience with the technology and we have a longer life span. But they are physically stronger and can see better. There were times when we lost all the planets under our control to keep them out of Earth, and there were times when they were under the same conditions with Taska.

K4D4: “So we are at war with Aliens that are equal to us in technology?”

Medic: “The official name for them is the Titans, but that sums up the situation. Now If you are done asking question, it would be best if you suit up, pick out your preferred weaponry, and report to the training room.”

K4D4: “If I am already a Soldier, why do I need training?”

Medic: “You’re a smart ass aren’t you? Because you remember nothing, you need to refresh your skills and train with your weapons of choice. Now get out of here, I have four more cases to treat by the end of the day.”

Confused, K4D4 thought about his position. But because he knew that he had to go with what he was told since there was no better explanation on why he has no memory, he got off the bed and picked out his uniform. He picked out tight brown pants with orange tall boots, a blue tunic, and a grey rounded helmet with a reflective glass where his face would show.
He suited up but waited until he got a good look at his face through the mirror before putting on the helmet. His face was cybernetic, silver steel up top while everything else was grey. His eyes glowed red with a green paint stain above his left eye. He could see red lights around his cheeks and through his mouth each time he opened it. And a pointed edge where his ears were supposed to go. Upon taking in the details of his face, he placed his helmet over it and started his search for the training room.

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