An Ode To Fallen Nemo - Tales from the UnderCurrent (Short Story Prequel Series)

Sabban Vint & his fellow graduates of the 117th cadet core, are exhilarated at the chance to serve alongside the legendary ace pilots of IAFS - However they will soon learn that not all soldiers are heroes nor all pilots aces - Someone needs to don the redshirt, to bellow the Wilhelm-Scream - To pilot the mighty V-MBT-Neo-M - The Nemo.

Bela Grimzan is considered the best of the best, regardless of any rumours her subordinates might speak of - But are years of training, experience & raw talent enough to counter someone with faith on their side?

'Lucky' Luke.
Luke is his middle name actually but it's what everyone calls him.
That's the sort of place he lives - A place where a legend is required when war comes beckoning at their doors...

Now on Royal Road!
This is a series of short stories taking place in the world of the UnderCurrent - Where 'plot-armour' is usually something the enemy have & the machine you pilot may very well decide a battle before it ever begins.

For my review of 'Zeta Gundam' I wrote a short story detailing what the lives of the poor everyday background pilots must be like - In a war predicated on the fact that one man said another's name; "Sounds like a girl's name" - Leading to the deaths of 1000s.

Since then I've begun writing an original novel, carrying over the characters from here, called 'UnderCurrent'.
These stories can be read without knowledge of UnderCurrent and likewise it can be read without knowledge of this.

Optimally however it may benefit you to read UnderCurrent to have complete context, the following are some words that may not always be completed explained owing to the short-story format and my incompetence - Enjoy!

Vijaik - A blanket term for mechs made of regular metals. They come in a variety of designs.
Casnel - Specially refers to any mech made of the rare metal 'Goibhniu'. They are exceptionally advance and powerful machines.
Bhaile and Abhaile - The planets of UnderCurrent's people

For my review of 'Zeta Gundam' I wrote a short story detailing what the lives of the poor everyday background pilots must be like - In a war predicated on the fact that one man said another's name; "Sounds like a girl's name" - Leading to the deaths of 1000s.

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Author
GenreDramaMechaSpaceShort StoryTragedy
UpdatedJul 16, 2022
Chapters16
Writing StatusFinished
Word Count39,950
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Ode to Fallen Nemo's Cover Concept
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