ENTER OFFICIAL IDENTIFICATION SEQUENCE:
Commander, thank you for making yourself available at such short notice.
The following information is of a highly confidential and sensitive
nature and must not fall into the hands of dangerous and irresponsible
persons. I am, of course, speaking of politicians and journalists.
This document has been prepared by Commander Sherwood, and only he, you
and myself are aware of the full extent of this sensitive situation...
Document received 29 MAY 2166:
It is a little known fact amongst the general populace of this nation
that almost three years ago the ship SS Delta made an exciting and
economically miraculous discovery whilst on a routine tour of duty in the
The Delta is a member of our small fleet of Fuel Hunters - specially
designed ships whose sole purpose is to scour the ocean bed, probing
the silt and drilling into the rock, searching for the rarest
commodities in the modern world--Fossil Fuels and essential industrial
After reports of inconsistent air pressure and unpredictable tidal
activity in an area 670 miles due west of Gamma Base, Delta discovered
that a number of small volcanic islets had emerged from the sea and even
more were emerging, due to a huge movement in the Treltor and Avapola
tectonic plates which were not expected to separate for at least another
six thousand years. A number of eminent scientists who were sent to
investigate the phenomenon reached the conclusion that the movements
were probably due to the multitude of underground nuclear weapon tests
that were carried out in the late twentieth century, but the blame was
never officially laid on any nation who had previously entertained a
The press and public were never informed of anything other than a 'minor
geological fault' occurring in the area. However, the team of scientists
who investigated the fault also put forward a theory suggesting that the
stored energy trapped within the fault could be 'tapped' and stored in a
form suitable for shipping back home. The scientists' report put
forward the following five-point plan:
1. There should be a 'controlled' leak of the volcanic magma energy, to
produce a group of small islands similar to the ones already in
existence, but of a controllable size.
2. The majority of the islands should be geologically encouraged to
develop volcanic activity, which could then be controlled.
3. Some of the islands should have their volcanic activity inhibited, and
these islands could be used to house the various Power Stations and
Command Centres that would be necessary. All these facilities should be
populated by service droids.
4. Two large vessels should be commissioned and developed. These ships
would carry a detachment of Aircraft and Amphibious Tanks which would
transport the Control Centre Builders (highly advanced self-constructing
devices, designed to build the Control Centres and their accompanying
buildings), collect raw materials, and also serve as a defence force, if
5. The Aircraft Carriers would start on opposite sides of the island
archipelago, and work towards 'populating' all the islands within a two
With the whole planet in the midst of a colossal energy crisis, the
government decided to keep the entire matter secret, whilst proceeding
with the simultaneous design and construction of the two Carriers, and the
controlled development of the archipelago of islands.
The Carrier commission was given to the giant Draziw Industries
Corporation, as they were the only contractor who were in a position to
develop the aircraft, tanks, Command Centres, and ancilliary servicer
droids necessary for operation within the Carrier.
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