Build two for spies league in the insurgency! I apologize for a few blurry photos...
About this creation
January 5, 2096. GI training facility, Arizona, USA, Earth.
Over two hundred years ago, federal marshals brought the long arm of the law to the deserts and canyons of the American southwest. Famous Men, with names like Wyatt Earp, Doc Holliday, and Seth Bullock. But these days, the scorching Arizona sun shines over a new breed of marshals being trained. Tasked with a dozen different responsibilities, from escorting valuable artifacts to assisting the police, Galactic marshals were a new tool in the GI's drawer. Our story starts in a classroom full of future marshals...
Trina Sparr was beside herself with excitement. This was the last day of their second phase of training. The other students were equally excited. They came from different walks of life, from various branches of the GI military and from planetary security forces. There aliens as well as humans, all hoping to wear the navy blue uniform of a galactic marshal someday...
"...and that, folks, is how to use a mark 2 chronostasis grenade" said the instructor "are there any questions?"
The door opened and an older man who walked in. He looked to be in fighting shape, despite his age. The instructor grew serious and acknowledged him as he walked to the front. "Class, this is the instructor for phase three of your training. I'm sure he will make sure you finish strong. He certainly has the credentials and experience to train you well".
The man stepped up on the platform and spoke "My name is Christopher Hoskins. in another life, I was known by my code name, fence. The battle of London helped me to realize that I could be more useful in a classroom than on the battlefield. But we're not here to talk about me..."
"We're here to make you into marshals. Tomorrow we will begin the final test of phase two: a full session the combat simulator, graded by myself. Two at a time will take the test and you are free to use any sidearm legal in the imperium. We will also be joined by an officer from the allied Aurelian forces. He is here to observe our methods and procedures. Good luck, and go get some rest."
--later that afternoon--
Trina made her way up the dining hall, accompanied by Cathy Fen, an officer of the Soateria security forces and a fellow marshal trainee. They had both studied thoroughly and were joking as they walked "no, I don't know where Jakor is, silly. I don't think anybody does..."
Suddenly another trainee ran down the corridor between them without stopping to talk. "Wasn't that Bear" Trina said, using his nickname. " I think so", Cathy said "maybe he's looking for Jakor..."
But Bear wasn't looking for Jakor. Under the cover of a hot desert night, he took a speeder into the city, finding who he was looking for up a trash-strewn alley. An older man, wearing civilian clothes and a helmet.
Bear nodded "yes. If I can ask, where'd you get that helmet. I haven't seen it before. Is it from GI special forces?". "No, dummy", the man said, "it was thirty credits on Amazon. Star Wars 23 comes out next week and I can't wait to see it...but that's not why we're here, is it..."
"Alright, here's your money" said Bear "you'd better deliver". The man handed him a handgun and took the money reluctantly...
Bear made sure to keep his gun out of site as he and Cathy prepared to enter the combat simulator. Hoskins spoke as the Pax Aurelian officer prepared the simulator program "okay, Cathy, what are you carrying?" "Standard Skelton TR-2" she answered. " Good choice. One of my favorites. Okay, I think we're ready to start. Good luck!"
They entered the simulator and Hoskins gave the okay to start the test...
--Several minutes later--
"Hoskins, come look at this" called the Pax officer. He showed him the image on the monitor. "If I'm not mistaken, Bear's got an illegal weapon!" "You're right" Hoskins said, "A Cross armories 200 series. Rumor has it they're working on the 300 series... I'll have a talk with him when they're done!"
--a little while later--
Cathy and Bear stepped out the simulator, sweaty and smelling of discharged weapons. Hoskins spoke calmly "Cathy, you've passed, barely. Bear, we need to talk".
"Bear, that was an illegal weapon. You've shown promise, and I realize you only did it because you wanted to pass. But I've still to discipline you. I'm going to bust you down to sergeant, and bust you out of the marshal program. I get the feeling you aren't done in the GI, but I won't tolerate dishonesty in my program. Best of luck, Bear."
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Chronostasis grenade by kermunklin
Jakor by Toa jaton
Christopher Hoskins and Cross armories series by werewolff
A full view of the control deck set. One of my favorite sets I've done so far!
Good stuff! Sorry I've not gotten around to marking this sooner! I liked all of the name drops and tie-ins. (Also Star Wars 23! Haha!) Good job! I really liked the control centre set too. Your points have been added!