An Alien Presence

An Alien Presence

Chapter 4 (2012)

An Alien Presence

And so it was, the town became a city, sprawling into the distant hills and savannas, with its expansion and progress came taxes and troubles, growing too fast and cursed by its own popularity said some, not like the old days!! The bigger things become, the more difficult to collectively manage and maintain; divisions appear despite the appearance of prosperity and promises of better days just around the corner!

Some said it was the end of an era, some the dawning of a new age! Some prophesied doom and gloom while others spoke of a time of plenty. Strange days indeed and even stranger nights!

Then one dark night it happened! Strange lights in the sky and rumblings in the mountains until ka-BOOM! It was as if a comet had fallen from the stars, strange sounds echoed around the city and citizens were overcome with visions of euphoria that saw them dancing with child-like enthusiasm in the streets, like everyone was watching, but no-one gave a damn!

It was days later, when they were still to be found speaking in tongues and gibbering to themselves, that The Kaptain announced a state of emergency declaring himself Mayor with full executive powers to deal with the incident. Citizens returned to their senses to find an enormous and unusual structure looming over Downtown, installed to monitor contamination said The Mayor, but there was something strange and unearthly about this ominous spider like machine...

The Story

  1. Chapter 9 (2017)

    Behind The Mask

    The power of the people had toppled Jose's regime! The mysterious Masked Man and his follower's occupation of the Sector 6 nuclear facility had inspired an act of mass civil disobedience that saw the central administration lose its iron grip on the citizens of Boomtown! The gates of power were thrown open and the palaces of the rich torn down brick by brick...

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  2. Chapter 8 (2016)

    The Revolution Starts Now

    As the divide between rich and poor has become ever greater, discontent and unrest have spread throughout the barrios and districts of Boomtown...

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  3. Chapter 7 (2015)

    The Palace Has Risen

    Comrade Jose had emerged seemingly stronger and more determined than ever, of course no one knew of her torment and suffering at the hands of the Sheriff...

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  4. Chapter 6 (2014)

    The Loopholes of Time

    He would then negotiate the use of advanced alien technology from his extraterrestrial masters to control and manipulate first their glorious new leader Comrade Jose and then the citizens themselves.

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  5. Chapter 5 (2013)

    Declaration of Democracy

    The once peaceful township was now a sprawling metropolis! The Mayor struggled to contain and control the new barrios and districts that erupted seemingly at random around the city.

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  6. Chapter 4 (2012)

    An Alien Presence

    Chapter Four: An Alien Presence -

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  7. Chapter 3 (2011)

    The Disappearance of Boom

    Boomtown expanded its borders and the Fair became even bigger and brighter than before! New districts and attractions brought more visitors, and the brightest stars of the age to perform for them.

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  8. Chapter 2 (2010)

    External Forces

    With the popularity of the Fair came more visitors each year, and with them more attention from the distant realm who claimed to govern these lands from afar.

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  9. Chapter 1 (2009)

    Boomtown Begins

    Our story begins with our intrepid explorer Nickolas Boom discovering Gold in them thar hills and founding a small township and port that would in years to come be named after him and known to all the world as Boomtown, site of the now legendary Boomtown Fair.

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