By Danny "Ralsu" Gourley
Exteel provides players with plenty of fast-paced,
exciting actions via mechanized combatants. But developer NCSoft wants
players to know that there is more to the game than robot rumbles.
They've developed a story they are proud of and want players to know
all about it. To that end, NCSoft has released some style="font-style: italic;">Exteel lore. And of
course Ten Ton Hammer is ready to deliver it to you.
style="font-weight: bold;">Divided We Stand
style="font-style: italic;">If you've never
dreamed of battles like this, then you aren't a real gamer.
Once we were united
against a common foe. Now we are bathed in the blood of our own
Less than thirty years
ago we were comrades in arms. We fought to shrug off the yoke of the
Galactic Federation and failed. We were forced to settle on the planet
Natha, shaping the wild Taryn continent to make a new life for
We struggled but
persevered and bent the planet to our will. We formed nations and
governments as varied as the planets we arrived from. Colonists from
Mars, Jupiter, and Saturn planted flags and created borders.
Inevitably those ideals
and borders created conflict. One attack on a Marston outpost, one
spark of violence lit a powder keg and war exploded on Natha.
Like our fathers before
us we are engaged in battle but this war is being waged by mercenaries
wrapped in powerful Mechanaughts. We were not allowed armies when we
came here and so now we use hired soldiers to fight for power and
Four houses so alike yet
so very different. Four houses at war. These are the colonies of Natha.
style="font-weight: normal;">General Maximilian Leopoldo
Founded by refugees from Mars the nation of Marston is inhabited by a
fiercely determined people. They started the Eight Years War so long
ago and were the last bastion of independence to be defeated by the
forces of the Galactic Federation. Their life on Natha has been hard.
They were forced to settle on arid land, bombarded by meteor showers,
and forced underground into an industrialized lifestyle.
The leaders of Marston are aristocrats and soldiers but no one embodies
Marston more than their current military leader, General Maximilian
Leopoldo. He is a brilliant strategist who is more than ready for a
fight but there are many who question his scruples. With Leopoldo at
its head, Marston is a deadly foe who many see as corrupt but will
fight to the end for control of Natha and beyond.
The current conflict began when a Marston outpost was destroyed.
Marston accused Palamo of an act of war but their neighboring colony
has denied any such attack. Despite Palamos protestations General
Leopoldo is driving his mercs inexorably forward, laying waste to all
enemies in his path.
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