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Tabula Rasa Fiction: The Magma Journals - The Penumbra Report

May 22, 2008

GameZone is proud to present some original fiction from NCsoft centering on Richard Garriott's Tabula Rasa, a massively multiplayer online game. Tabula Rasa is the story of an ancient conflict, a cosmic war threatens all life with death or enslavement. The war in the galaxies expanded to Earth, destroying civilization and sending the remnants of the human race to the stars to help the Allied Free Sentients (AFS) in their desperate fight against extinction at the hands of the Bane invading forces. The first part of this two-part fiction concerns the Rebel Report from the Magma Caverns.

Tabula Rasa Fiction: The Magma Journals

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The Penumbra Report

AFS Duty Log 16.05.Z396
Sergeant Major Thompkins - Penumbra Division


Today I received news that the squad we sent out to Magma Caverns, led by SSG R. Cooper, has committed treason against the AFS. One of his men, a loyal patriot by the name of PFC Peterson, retuned to inform us of his squad leaders action after barely escaping the rebel forces with his life. I have assembled another squad and will be leading them to take out the rebels, as well as any traitorous AFS soldiers whom have chosen to aid the rebels in their research. Once they are disposed of, we will destroy all traces of their research so that their unsanctioned experiments will no longer be a threat to AFS security. Thrax are aggressive and violent; and to think they can ever be otherwise is delusional. The experiments being carried out in that facility are a waste of valuable resources and manpower, and must be destroyed.

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AFS Duty Log 17.05.Z396
Sergeant Major Thompkins - Penumbra Division


We arrived via dropship this morning to assist the Penumbra troops already in place. The Penumbra are an organized group, well armed with a command and control base and two landing zones. We even have an armada of AFS Mech units. More reinforcements will be arriving soon, and as soon as they do, we will be moving forward to penetrate the rebel defenses. We expect a tough fight once we reach the Sacra Oasis, but in my opinion, the rebels don’t stand a chance. We have to stop them from conducting illegal research on the enemy. Our orders are simple. Wipe out the Rebel Leaders, steal their research, then destroy their base camp and research facilities. If I have to kill a few AFS traitors on the way, so be it. They made their choice.

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AFS Duty Log 17.05.Z424
Sergeant Major Thompkins - Penumbra Division


We’ve received word that a wave of Rebel troops has plans to swarm Agni’s Cauldron to try to call for reinforcements. Our men will be ready for them. Once that threat has been taken care of, we’ll be pushing forward to the Magmonix Grounds. I’ve given PFC Peterson a mission to set up a few wormhole portals along the way so our troops can get through those god-forsaken lava tunnels without delay. We’ve also had reports that the native Magmonix are creating a problem for our troops, so I ordered SPC Johnson to take a few men and find out why. The Magmonix normally wouldn’t be an issue, as they tend to mind their own unless provoked, but there are rumors there is some sort of Magmonix graveyard in those caves, if there even is such a thing. Magmonix can be pretty docile unless they’re protecting their territory, so if we have to, we’ll eliminate them. Once they are out of the way, we can focus our efforts on breaking through the Rebel’s defenses.

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AFS Duty Log 17.05.Z424
Sergeant Major Thompkins - Penumbra Division


Our front line troops have reported in and have broken through the Rebel’s defenses at Sakra Oasis. Our Intel says the research facility is in a small cavern just beyond the rain trees. The entrance is heavily guarded and the narrow tunnels provide a natural bottleneck. One thing I have to say about the Rebels is they are not stupid. Our troops will have to be extremely cautions penetrating the perimeter or they will end up getting picked off one at a time. Once inside, my men have orders to take out Rebel Leader Salyard, wipe out any resistance, and advance into the Rebel Research Facility. Several Mechs are in place and should provide our troops some cover as they carry out their orders. This is the hour that we will bring the Rebels to their knees, and end the unlawful research they have so foolishly pursued.

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