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The only thing worse than being double crossed is when the man you just shot in the head gets back up hungry for your blood.
New people, old friends, same old evil...with a twist .
They sent their worst to do their best.
Treasure isn't the only thing buried beneath the dunes of Silver Lake
If the survivors can only find one sign of life, one survivor, one reason to hope then perhaps humanity can rise again. If something else doesn't kill them first.
Only a fool would chase after a cursed artifact through an abandoned city overrun by giant spiders.
A Lone Planet. One Complex.
Tom thought he'd left the war behind, not that it would follow him home. Nobody warned him he'd need to serve one more mission, or that the people calling him to duty would be a grizzled veteran and his beautiful, and quirky, daughter.
Follow the group of brave survivors as they fight to survive pirates and hostile alien life on an undiscovered planet beyond the fringes of human controlled space. They must not only learn to adapt and survive the deadly threats of Vitalis, but learn to work with each other and protect their interests against the off-planet humans that seek to plunder Vitalis for their own interests regardless of the costs.
Vitalis is more than just a new world outside the fringes of Terran space, Vitalis is greater than anything humanity has ever encountered. And it's getting fed up.
The time has come for humans living on the world to be judged. What better way to understand the colonists than to become one of them and see how they live, fight, and love?
The human race has many traits. Among them are compassion, greed, violence, and curiosity. The survivors on Vitalis have embody these qualities and more, and Vitalis has been watching.
She has learned how to use humanities quirks to Her advantage and when researchers come hoping to study the miracles the planet has to offer they return with more than they expected.
The human colonists of Vitalis have learned that in order to survive they must adapt and become a part of the world they now live on. If Vitalis has Her way the rest of humanity will soon be forced to follow in their footsteps.
Research Station Europa is a small outpost of humanity exploring the possibilities of life on Europa. Dr. Winters and his team expected their discoveries of life to come from beneath the planet's icy crust, not from the abandoned Vitalian crystals caught in the Jovian moon's gravity well.
The researchers are soon faced with a new problem to solve: can they survive the alien infestation that is bringing the moon alive around them?
Leona Montessori left a life of violence for one promising happiness, stability, and a family. A life to be envied, working security for the executives of a major corporation with headquarters in the Pacific Northwest still on the surface of Earth.
All that changed when the unknown ship crashed and the Army garrison was activated. Using her forgotten training she teams up with an unlikely partner in Astra Redmond, an inter-stellar superstar. Astra's got her own hidden agenda though, a reunion with her lost twin-sister that was a passenger on the spaceship.Meanwhile Klous, the human leader of the Vitalians that escaped the wreckage and butchered the Army platoon, gets ready to wage a war for the fate of Earth.
Jasmine Sinclair is a 14 year old little girl with a genetic disease that rarely allows anyone to live past the age of 11. Her time is up and no amount of money or medicine can keep her alive. All that remains is the wild hope of an impossible cure on a world known throughout the Terran Coalition only through rumor and superstition. A world where Jasmine's father wants her to come and join him.
With the colonists fighting for her survival will Jasmine find a cure, or become the latest casualty of the growing war against humanity?
The aliens have landed. They are among us and they are becoming part of us. They are bigger, stronger, and unchecked by notions of morality and civility. Even worse— they're led by a human with a fondness for eco-terrorism. She plans to remake the earth into the biological miracle it was before humans learned to walk on two feet.
Humanity's hope rests in reserve duty police officer and a pop-star with a self-admitted addictive personality disorder. Their plan is to turn the alien technology against Kimber, but there's a storm of biblical proportions coming and they've still got to convince the Terran Coalition that they're on the same side.Vitalis has come to earth, and it's come to stay.
Humanity fears change. Earth has been lost to the spreading alien infection from Vitalis – an infection that mutates and enhances everything it touches all the way down to the genetic level. The infection is contained, but at the cost of quarantining the entire planet of Earth and millions of faultless people that are desperate for a cure.
But it's a cure the best scientists are nowhere near to finding. That leaves one option. Containment and control, and that's why Lance Corporal Carmin Mendez is being given her last chance to avoid throwing her life away. The Terran Coalition of Systems is putting together a top secret unit of unique special operators intended to learn about the contagion and find a way to deal with it.
For a group of people with no future, the only way is forward. If they can survive the training and learn to get along with each other. And when they think they're finally ready, the real test will begin. Vitalis is waiting.
Vitalis is too much. The best equipment, training, and enhancements the Terran military could provide weren't enough to master the planet or stop the alien invasion. The military had failed where simple civilians and social rejects had thrived. The Terran Coalition needed a new plan.
Instead of their best, they sent their worst. From the depths of their military they pulled the troublemakers, the underperformers, and the worthless. They gave them minimal training, surplus equipment, and a mission no one expected them to survive. Instead of proving they were mightier than Vitalis, they became a part of Vitalis and used it to make them stronger.
Now they have a new mission. They have to return to Earth, where Vitalian contagion has spread. The planet is doomed without protection and guidance. Leadership that Lieutenant Simms and his team of Commandos has been tasked to provide, no matter what the plans the survivors on Earth might already have.