(All reports in this forum are written in character inside of Caesar O'garas journal that I frequently do @/me's for.) DO NOT COMMENT PLEASE!______________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ The text before you is written on an old and crumpled piece of paper attached to the inside fold of the journal. The edges of the paper have been folded in and a splash of ink left on the bottom right corner of the page. Dear Travelers, For those out there amongst the stars, we send this message from a distant planet. We on this planet in the year 1980, November 1, send this message to those who may intercept it to know of our existence. We today make history by sending a small colony of trained chimpanzees into orbit, to wrap around the planet for twelve years and ever so slowly increase there speed and slingshot into deep space. Where they will land we do not know. We don't even know if this message will even be received. These chimpanzees were modified by a drug developed by Gen-Sys laboratories. The drug acts as a neural amplifier which causes the chimpanzee to evolve at a much faster rate while maintaining their physical attributes. The chimpanzee will have enough food and water to survive for twenty years on there own. With the help of there hibernation pods, we can send them ever so far into space with the hope that while traveling at one hundred times the speed of light their life span will ever so increase, leading them to survive in space for longer. From, Doctor Walsh ___________________________________________________________________________________________ CHAPTER ONE: A BEGINNING Entry #1: The flight takes liftoff, the ground rumbles beneath the seats. Fifty of our kind are sent in a rocket into orbit where we will stay in hibernation for twelve years, wrapping around the planet. I can hear the alert now, it is time to enter hibernation. The next time we will awaken is to refuel to the rocket for secondary launch. Subject one signing off. Entry #2: Those who have been trained in recharging the station have awakened. We are doing our best to set up for an upcoming asteroid field. If we cannot get this shuttle ready in the next week we will be lost in space. The asteroid field stretches out across a one hundred and sixty two-mile radii, we cannot avoid it but we can try to direct ourselves through it. Recharging station six has been offline due to an early on complication, our other chimpanzee are doing their best to repair it. Subject one signing off. Entry #7: Our daily tasks on board the ship have left many of my crew unpleased. We have all decided to give ourselves real names. I've been given the name Ander. Another chimpanzee by the name of Flekar has been very supportive to me in my time in command. She is my right paw gal, she is one of the chimpanzees who work on the solar reflective paneling and fusion core reactor on board the ship. I don't know how she can do a job like that. This time we will not be going into hibernation for the next jump. We will be jumping four thousand light years forward. It seems the people who designed this ship for us did not know its true capabilities. Some of the other chimpanzees in engineering have found a way to save us fuel and stretch our jumps even farther without the burning of extra fuel which could be put to heating. Deep space is cold at all times, many of our chimpanzees have been bunking together due to this. Our hair just doesn't seem to cut with the cold of deep space. I've chosen to sleep with Flekar, strictly in a working relationship. Subject one Ander signing off. Entry # 17: Our final jump is upon us. Things with Flekar have gotten to a serious point. We have taken it out of the work relationship phase to a more romantic relationship phase. On board this ship we have four chimpanzee nurses. Something tells me they will be of use when we arrive on the new planet. My scientist aboard tells me that they are getting strange pulses from the planet that they cannot comprehend. Hopefully, it is nothing bad. Our cameras aboard the ship recently caught glimpse of a star we were passing by to gather solar energy from. Flekar says that the best thing about space is the void. The void is quiet she says, peaceful. She says that it may be scary but it's so quiet and peaceful that there is truly nothing to be afraid of. Our final jump is in two days, the chimpanzee is on high alert. Ander signing off. Entry #28: We have finally arrived at our planet. It seems to have no life, but our earlier scans show vast vegetation growing under the planets thick layer of clouds. Maybe this new home wouldn't be so bad. Luckily Flekar and I have decided to bear a child. One of our main objectives to this home planet was to colonize it, and its what we intend to do. Flekar is fixated on the name Flarnen so I guess to make the lady happy that's what I'll allow. We've also decided on the last name for our family, O'gara. He was apart of a very bad and tacky version of apes taking over the planet movie. Somehow those humans liked it and stored it aboard our ship to watch. Ander O'gara signing out.