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A base established by the [[Ur-Quan Kzer-Za]] after the subjugation of Earth. Due to the central role the humans had played in the [[Alliance of Free Stars]], as well as their planet's abundance in natural resources and industrial capacity and the humans' demonstrated aptitude for tenacity and cunning, the Ur-Quan opted to leave a larger-than-usual garrison to keep watch over the enslaved [[humans]]. They left a force consisting of the two neighboring combat thrall races, the [[Spathi]] and the [[Ilwrath]], to form an "[[Earthguard]]" garrison on Earth's moon.
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Unfortunately, when the Kzer-Za disappeared to fight the [[Doctrinal Conflict]], discipline broke down, and the Ilwrath, the leading forces of the Earthguard, soon left to join in the hunting of the [[Pkunk]] that had been dictated by [[Dogar and Kazon]]. Their remaining Spathi subordinates soon let their paranoia get the better of them, slowly migrating their base from Luna to Mars to Ganymede and so on, hoping to put distance between themselves and the humans so as to minimize the chance of having to fight an escaped rebel human force without backup. In order to prevent their human charges from learning about their cowardice, they carefully rigged an automated system to make the Luna base continue to appear active, constantly running the base's life-support systems, programming construction robots to move dirt and rocks around, and constantly broadcasting a [[Melnorme]] [[FunRom]] over transmission channels to simulate radio chatter. The ruse was successful, keeping the few humans on the Starbase intensely worried about the Earthguard until [[The Captain|Captain Zelnick]] finally came along to prove its disappearance.
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The '''Moon Base''' was the command post of '''[[Earthguard]]'''.  It was established by the [[Hierarchy]] after the 2134 subjugation of Earth and was left under the command of [[Ilwrath]] and [[Spathi]] forces.
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After the [[Ur-Quan Kzer-Za]] and [[Ilwrath]] pulled out of the system, the [[Spathi]] withdrew their forces from [[Luna]] to [[Mars]], then to [[Ganymede]], later to [[Titan]], and finally to [[Pluto]]. In order to prevent the Humans from learning about their cowardice, the Spathi carefully rigged an automated system to make the Luna base continue to appear active, constantly running the base's life-support systems, programming construction robots to move dirt and rocks around, and constantly broadcasting "Winky's Happy Night", a [[Melnorme]] [[FunRom]], over transmission channels to simulate radio chatter.
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[[Image:Luna landing.png|left|279px|thumb|A [[Lander]] from [[The Flagship]] investigates the [[Moon Base]] on [[Luna]] while a [[Table of bio types|Brainbox Bulldozer]] pushes sand.]]
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The ruse was successful, keeping the few Humans on the [[Earth Starbase|Starbase]] intensely worried about the Earthguard until [[The Captain]] finally came along in [[The Flagship]], proposing an alliance to resume resistance against the Kzer-Za. Intrigued but fearing the potential consequences of failure, Starbase Commander [[Hayes]] asked The Captain to prove the power of his [[Precursor]] technology and his own prowess as a commander by removing the imminent Earthguard threat. The Captain sent a team that duly investigated the Luna base and found it abandoned, scrapping and salvaging most of its useful equipment and returning to The Flagship. Discovering there was no immediate threat from the Hierarchy, Hayes' mind was slightly put at ease, but he only put his full confidence in The Captain and agreed to support his [[New Alliance of Free Stars]] after The Captain later proved his worth in real combat by engaging and destroying a weakened Ilwrath [[Avenger]] that came to check on the Starbase.
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By most accounts, Luna was the first world to be liberated from Hierarchy rule.
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Latest revision as of 18:32, 18 July 2015

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The Moon Base was the command post of Earthguard. It was established by the Hierarchy after the 2134 subjugation of Earth and was left under the command of Ilwrath and Spathi forces.

After the Ur-Quan Kzer-Za and Ilwrath pulled out of the system, the Spathi withdrew their forces from Luna to Mars, then to Ganymede, later to Titan, and finally to Pluto. In order to prevent the Humans from learning about their cowardice, the Spathi carefully rigged an automated system to make the Luna base continue to appear active, constantly running the base's life-support systems, programming construction robots to move dirt and rocks around, and constantly broadcasting "Winky's Happy Night", a Melnorme FunRom, over transmission channels to simulate radio chatter.

A Lander from The Flagship investigates the Moon Base on Luna while a Brainbox Bulldozer pushes sand.

The ruse was successful, keeping the few Humans on the Starbase intensely worried about the Earthguard until The Captain finally came along in The Flagship, proposing an alliance to resume resistance against the Kzer-Za. Intrigued but fearing the potential consequences of failure, Starbase Commander Hayes asked The Captain to prove the power of his Precursor technology and his own prowess as a commander by removing the imminent Earthguard threat. The Captain sent a team that duly investigated the Luna base and found it abandoned, scrapping and salvaging most of its useful equipment and returning to The Flagship. Discovering there was no immediate threat from the Hierarchy, Hayes' mind was slightly put at ease, but he only put his full confidence in The Captain and agreed to support his New Alliance of Free Stars after The Captain later proved his worth in real combat by engaging and destroying a weakened Ilwrath Avenger that came to check on the Starbase.

By most accounts, Luna was the first world to be liberated from Hierarchy rule.