Hortus Somnia (Garden of Dreams)Make suggestions! Suggest a basic world you would like to see in the game. Maybe devote 3-4 paragraphs to a basic description. I would stay away from established worlds like Dune and Pern, but something somewhat based on their premise could be awesome!
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Hortus Somnia is the breathable area of an airless, light gravity, Ancient Alien Moon. The area contains an ancient alien city of an unknown long gone extraterrestrial species. It is unknown how the atmosphere remains contained within the zone. Hortus Somnia is currently inhabited by Human scientists and colonialists trying to uncover alien technology and other knowledge about the missing alien species.
Local scientists have determined that the atmospheric bubble that surrounds Hortus Somnia has been in place for hundreds of thousands of years maybe even longer. The plant and animal life, within Hortus Somnia appears to contain terrestrial, along with many extraterrestrial genomes. In some areas the differing genomes appear to coexist in harmony, while in others they are more dangerous and in a constant state of war. This area has been marked off-limits. These areas are extremely dangerous as the plants and animals are constantly mutating into new and dangerous forms and attack anything that moves.
Discover the secrets of the Hortus Somnia story arc
First: Some local scientists have gone missing. Find out what happened to the missing group of scientists. - You determine the scientists were working in a hidden alien lab deep within the off-limits area. Return to contact.
Second. Your contact sends you to the hidden lab. You fight through the off-limits area through some long winding trails under the cover of trees to find the lab entrance. You enter the lab to find that it has been overrun by alien creatures. A kill all mission, which ends when each team member has collected one of the items the scientists were working on. (each team member would have to collect an experimental alien tech Atmospheric Belt, much like in the Terra Volta Reactor core for the mission to end) Return to contact.
Third: Your contact tells you that the scientists uncovered some of the alien atmosphere sustaining technology, and have manufactured the belts that produce a bubble of atmosphere around the wearer. You also have discovered the location of several ancient alien bases located outside of the atmospheric bubble. Your contact directs you use the Atmospheric Belts to explore each of the alien bases outside Hortus Somnia on the lifeless surface of the moon. Rock like monsters roam the vacuum of the moon and don't like you bringing atmosphere into their domain.
Each base contains many suspended animation chambers with human and aliens from the distant past. Escort each of the individuals you rescued back to Hortus Somnia while keeping them within your atmospheric bubble and fighting through the rock creatures.
The final base contains a race of aliens that appear to have built Hortus Somnia, or were at least using it when the atmospheric bubble shrank.
The aliens seem to go into a state of hibernation or suspended animation when caught in a vacuum. Some sort of accident or sabotage caused the Atmospheric bubble to shrink to its present size. All the aliens caught outside the Atmospheric bubble went into hibernation waiting to be awakened by the fist trace of an atmosphere. you and your atmospheric belts brought the atmosphere that has awakened them. For unknown reasons this race of aliens appears to have been sampling humans from Earth and other alien planets via teleportation for thousands of years.
Your job is to defeat all the aliens, rescue the beings in suspended animation and bring them back to the atmospheric bubble of the Hortus Somnia. After you rescue all the ancient humans you earn the Ancient Knowledge History Badge - Ancient Knowledge: You have rescued all the ancient humans and have discover facts about the past never known before. return to contact.
Final Mission your contact has been able to decipher the alien language and has discovered the whereabouts of an extremely powerful Teleportation device capable of transmitting beings across interstellar distances. Your task is to defeat all aliens in the base and to disable the device before it can be used to call reinforcements from their home planet. Unfortunately, your rescuing the ancient humans caused the return of breathable atmosphere to the base which has caused the hibernating aliens within it to awaken. I'm thinking about a nice battle like in the Terra Volta Reactor Core only you're the one trying to destroy the core / teleporter with awakened aliens coming in waves trying to stop you from destroying the Teleportation device, and a few waves coming from the aliens home planet via the Teleportation Device.
Doctor Klaus Schöpfer. Nearly two centuries ago the FHS Justice located the alien moon and the abandoned atmosphere covered city. The Justice dropped off a few heroes, a group of colonists, and scientists to form a colony whose main purpose was to discover the secrets of the atmospheric bubble surrounding the city. The leader of the colony and lead scientist was Doctor Klaus Schöpfer a xenobiologist, who named the city and surrounding area Hortus Somnia because of the dreamlike quality of the city surrounded by serene landscapes. Years later Doctor Schöpfer’s wife Gloria while charting the dangerous off-limits area was killed by the creatures there. Her body was never recovered. Doctor Schöpfer began to show stress and odd behavior. He became very secretive and paranoid in his work and insisted that his wife was not dead but rather his fellow scientists were hiding her from him. When the colony confronted him, he shouted that he could hear the plants and animals talking to him and downed a potion he had been working on. He was quickly subdued by the local heroes and placed in holding cell for examination. That night for the first time the city was attacked by the plants and animals of the off-limits area. During the confusion Doctor Schöpfer’s cell was breached and he disappeared it was assumed that the attacking creatures killed and devoured him.
Months later Doctor Klaus Schöpfer returned as a mutated giant monster with armored skin and claws and was accompanied by the mutated plants and animals of the off-limits area. He demanded that his wife Gloria be brought to him while attacking the city. “Bring Gloria to me”, “Gloria, I have come for you“, “Gloria!” Meh, something like that. suggest large creepy writing. The heroes were able to completely destroy Doctor Schöpfer only to have him return later having been completely regenerated in the off-limits area.
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