You only have a couple of days left to get your week 4 Trivia answers in. There's no time to waste, there's a prize at stake here! It's never too late to start playing either as you still have a chance of winning. You can either email your answers, or use the handy Trivia page form.
Question 7: For what reason does the Kilrathi Skipper Missile periodically drop in and out of cloak?
Remember, Sunday 27 July is the deadline for your answers.
Question 8: For what reason does the Hakaga-Class Carrier have sealed internal access shafts?
Bonus 4: Hunter speculates that the Dralthi has its 'Flying Pancake' configuration for what reason?
It's been a few weeks since we've had a HTL chapter. Don't worry, it isn't finishing just yet! Here's Raptor with the latest chapter:
Hey all, Raptor here
When I and a handful of other writers began planning the HTL story over five
years ago, we had no idea it would become the giant that it has. The
original plan that I had in mind featured 50 or so chapters and maybe half a
dozen writers, all wrapped in an year or two. What no-one expected was that
over two dozen writers would join up, or that the ideas, characters and
subplots they contributed would flesh out the bare bones of the story I had
in mind so well. All good things come to an end though, and while it's not
quite the end for HTL just yet, this story marks the beginning of the end.
That's because despite all the improvements and additions that have made to
the story, the core plot has remained the same. The outnumbered fleet of
Confed and Border Worlds vessels has been fighting to hold back the Nephilim
tide long enough for the wormhole to be closed, slowly giving way before the
enemy armada while making the Nephilim pay for each advance they make.
Meanwhile, their reserves and support forces have been gathering to help
them finish the battle once and for all. Now that the main fleet has linked
up with the reserves, the defenders will be throwing all their resources in
one final and cataclysmic battle, HTL's big and bloody finale.
A recurring complaint many characters have made throughout the story has
been about the scarcity of those resources. Like most things in life though,
it's not black and white. We kick the finale off with an interesting story
called "The Other Side Of The Coin." This chapter is written by Brandon
"Avatarr" Alspaugh, so please send any and all comments to him at
firstname.lastname@example.org, not to me.
The story is at: http://homepages.ihug.co.nz/~theraj/archives/ch162.htm