With lightning speed, Chris spun her Pathfinder about and brought her particle cannon to bear on the incoming missiles. The verniers of her exo-armor swiveled obediently at the quick strokes of her deft fingers and she jerked forward against the restraints of her linear frame as the machine backed up at full throttle. Pressing control keys and twisting command sticks, she zigzagged backwards, shooting a suppressive hail of hyperspeed ions at the missiles. They detonated in a chain reaction, bright balls of light erupting on her screen. She instinctively averted her eyes, although the display automatically dimmed the intensity of the explosions.
She tapped on a few keys, and the stars and ships in the background stopped spinning. So did her machine. All around her, the battle raged on, blazing beams of energy streaking past the combatants against a backdrop of Jupiter. CEGA and JAF fighters were locked in a deadly dance, missiles spiraling around each other as they arced toward their mark. Mammoth ships were slowly coming about to face each other for more lightning strikes. Further behind Jovian lines, the point defense systems on ElysÃƒÆ’Ã†â€™Ãƒâ€šÃ‚Â©e station were hard pressed to counter wave after wave of high-explosive rockets.
"Seek CEGA," she whispered, and her combat screen came alive at once, targeting several enemy Wyverns and Wraiths. She discarded the smaller targets and selected one of the CEGA ships. Her Pathfinder thrust forward on an intercept vector, the gees pushing her into her seat.
A war was about to erupt and there was nowhere to run. She felt sick and she felt like a hero.
She had to make a difference...
The Saga of Mankind
The Jovian Chronicles is a complete science fiction universe for the Silhouette(tm) roleplaying game system. Inspired by classic science fiction stories and giant robot animations, this book will take the players beyond the confines of planet Earth to discover a solar system on the brink of war. Along the way, they will interact with a rich cast of characters, visit exotic locales and possibly alter the destiny of the Jovian Confederation, if not the human race!
Other than players, six-sided dice, paper and pencils, all that you need to play can be found in this book. In addition to the Chronicles' historical, political and scientific background, it contains the Silhouette game rules for character generation, character action and vehicle combat that support the campaign. The book also contains pre-generated characters and vehicles, all ready to use in a roleplaying campaign.
Get ready to enter the twenty-third century and step into the world of the Jovian Chronicles. Are you up to the challenge?