was November of last year when Lynch was first called in front of Galactic
Empire Space Fleet Commander-in-Chief, Marquis Reinhard von Lohengramm. It was
shortly before Reinhard decimated the Alliance Fleet that was invading Galactic
of stars gave off billions of lights, but their power was weak. The vast
majority of the boundless void was dominated by darkness that resembled polished
night. Boundless void. Unimaginable coldness. They did not reject mankind.
Mankind was simply ignored. Although the universe was vast, it was not vast for
men. That was because it was not meaningful for mankind to explore outside the
range that was within their capacity to recognize and travel.
… This series of
battles was named, “The
Battle of Amritsar,” after the name of the starzone where the final battle
occurred. During this battle, the Free Planets Alliance Fleet suffered an
overwhelming defeat. The consequences were obvious. While the Imperial Fleet
initiated a strategic retreat, the Alliance Fleet abandoned all of the over
two-hundred star systems that they temporarily occupied, and they barely held
onto the Iserlohn Fortress.
I The star, Amritsar, continued to roar in silence. Among the ultra-high-heat nuclear fusion, countless atoms collided with one another, splitting and recombining. The insatiable repetition caused enormous energy to disperse in the void. The variety of elements gave off a variety of colored flames, pulsating in units of 10,000 kilometers. The red, yellow, or even purple, dyed the field-of-view of the observers.
first month, the entire Alliance Space Fleet was friendly with dazzling
excitement. As that
friendship cooled, their mood dampened, and only impatience and anxiety were
left. The officers asked where there were no spacemen around, and spacemen
asked where there were no officers around, and all of them asked each other:
Fifty-five stories above ground, eighty stories below ground. In the northern
hemisphere of the planetHeinesen’s (ハイネセン) deciduous
forest climate zone stood the building that housed the Free Planets Alliance’sJoint Operations Headquarters (統合作戦本部). The building was surrounded by the Center for Science and
Technology (技術科学本部), the Logistics Department (後方勤務本部), the
Space Defense Command Center (宇宙防衛管制司令部), the Officer School (士官学校), and the Capital Defense Command Center (首都防衛司令部).
These buildings were arranged in an orderly fashion in a one-hundred-kilometer
radius around the center ofHeinesenpolis (ハイネセンポリス), effectively turning the area into a military
the beautiful curved wall made out of specialized glass, numerous stalagmites
shaped like hanging bells were standing. This view, combined with the quiet
sunset expanding in the background, along with the dry air devoid of humidity
particles, was seemingly unlimited. The ground was seemingly dyed green.