Platoon F originated in the Segnal System, which is a collection of planets that has grown over the course of time. It’s somewhat like a Federation, but that term had been used so many times that the powers-that-be decided to keep it simple and stick with “system.”
Many travel guides have warned against going to the Segnal System via standard modes of transportation because the people inhabiting Segnal are adamantly opposed to standard forms of propulsion. Segnal engineers worked tirelessly to determine a means for expanding their borders, finally coming up with the Segnal Space Rail System. Essentially, it’s a monorail system that connects all the planets together. All ships ride along this rail using magnetization. Cool idea? Not at all. Utterly stupid, in fact, as it puts them on a two-dimensional plane in three-dimensional space!
The Segnal Space Marine Corps (SSMC) is the only line of defense against all things that may threaten the Segnal System. Internal espionage, alien races, rogue robots, and angry asteroids are just a sampling of the constant threats that the SSMC is called upon to defend against. Their challenge is defending the System while being stuck on rails.
Mostly via happenstance, a top-secret special operations group known as Platoon F came about. The members of this group quickly grew to be above-the-rules, as it were, because they were capable of running military missions that were deemed highly important.
The team continues to flourish to this day, though many things have evolved beyond even that with the Segnal System can manage to control.
Mission 0: Ensign Orion Murphy is a year out of the Advanced Training program for the Segnal Space Marine Corps. He is assigned to a top-secret mission by Rear Admiral Stanley Parfait, and there is nothing but trouble the entire way.
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Mission 1: Lieutenant Orion Murphy is scheduled for execution due to a clerical error. His only out is to undergo a complete physical makeover, get a rank and name change, and agree to take over a new platoon in the Segnal Space Marine Corps (SSMC).
Mission 2: A group of antiquated robots have decided that they’ve had enough of being treated like second-class citizens. The Segnal people soon learn that you really don’t want to mess with the robots who run the sewers.
Mission 3: A space probe that was sent out 500 years ago has returned…sort of. It’s actually a copy of the original model of The SSMC Voyeur, which begs the question: What happened to the original craft?
Mission 4: After their last mission, the Segnal Space Marine Corps (SSMC) saw the value of the GONE Drive. Moving through space in a blink of an eye would appeal to any military body, especially to Rear Admiral Parfait who has a bit of a thing for military bodies.
Mission 5: After a close call in the year 2440 at the planet called ‘Earth,’ the crew of The SSMC Reluctant makes a quick escape back to their home of Segnal.
Mission 7: Captain Don Harr and the crew of The SSMC Reluctant must work together to help save their former commander (Rear Admiral Parfait) from a band of kidnappers! Worse yet, Platoon F now has a couple of cavemen on board.