Part 1: The Second Chance Osiris stood on the hill over looking his sprawling base. The main complex stretched for miles in every direction. What were once lush forests were now polluted wastelands. Wreckage from past battles littered the landscape as far as you could see. Fabrication bots were hard at work finishing their last few projects before making the long march to join Osiris. He knew it was time to go, but he wanted to see the fruits of his labors for one last time. For months, Osiris and his machines had been alone on the planet, but one week ago the outer edges of his territory were attacked. Hundreds of tanks made short work of his meager defenses and enemy bombers attacked his production facilities. He was forced to retreat to the base he was in now and he held just a small fraction of the territory that he had a few days ago. The few factories he had left were pumping out sniper bots and fighters. Engineers were quickly putting up laser defense turrets and repairing walls to keep the enemy at bay for as long as possible. Just 6 hours ago, radar had detected a large force of enemy units moving in towards his base, a final offensive to eliminate Osiris. Osiris knew the situation was dire and the base would not hold against an attack of this magnitude. Fortunately, before the first contact he had sent out orbital fabrication bots to explore the other planets in the system. He lost contact with all of them but one, which was now in orbit around a small moon. This final fabricator was now Osiris' only hope of escaping, as it had just finished building a teleporter on the moon. The teleporter in his base was complete and he was preparing to take as many units as he could with him to establish a new base. The enemy force was now approaching the maximum range of Osiris' artillery and the shells were now on their way. The front ranks were completely annihilated but for every destroyed tank, ten more came into radar range. The laser defense started firing as the tanks got into range, but the mobile artillery ripped the defenses to shreds. Osiris' defenses were failing and he knew it. He ordered every engineer to abandon their work and enter the teleporter. As Osiris and his engineers approached the teleporter, gunships roared overhead. The portal closed and his factories fell silent. The gunships had gone through a weak point in his defenses and were destroying his power generators. His fighters deviated from their patrol path to respond, but it was too late. The power field was demolished and his power was deeply in the red. Osiris quickly ordered his remaining engineers to rebuild; without power there was no escape. The enemy mobile artillery had finished off the last of the base defenses and tank were now flooding through the breaches in the wall. Osiris gathered his last few sniper bots to hold the line and buy the engineers some time. Osiris had a critical advantage in that the enemy did not have radar coverage over his base. His bots had the range advantage over the the enemies' mobile artillery and he took full advantage of it. The sniper bots weaved through the destroyed base and used the wreckage as cover from artillery fire. The high caliber rounds from the sniper bots tore through the enemy ranks and within minutes the mobile artillery was a pile of steaming scrap. However, casualties were high and Osiris only had 30 functioning bots left. Just then a fleet of transports were detected by scouts. Osiris sent out what few fighters he had left to intercept them and both sides became engaged in an intense dogfight. Missiles soared through the air and found their targets. What were just seconds ago the pinnacle of aviation were now burning wrecks that spiraled into the ground. Osiris' flak cannons tore through the enemy jets but gunships flew in and destroyed them in seconds. The escorting enemy fighters won the engagement and there were still a few transports left. They dropped off their payload in the middle of Osiris' base. Vanguards. The heavily armored tanks melted every target in range in just seconds. Osiris ordered his sniper bots to fire on them but even their rounds did pitiful damage to their armor. The Vanguards were slowly but surely approaching Osiris' engineers. Osiris had no choice but to use himself as bait, he got into range and opened fire. At first the Vanguards did not react, but then they changed their target and advanced towards Osiris. He knew that the enemy commander could not resist killing him. The new power generators were nearly complete and the teleporter began to spin up again. Osiris was moving to the teleporter but the Vanguards were closing the gap between them. The enemy commander must have seen this as three nuclear missiles were launched at Osiris' base. His anti-nuclear launcher had only 2 missiles loaded. The generators were now complete and the portal opened up. The first missile was intercepted, then the second; the third was about to hit in ten seconds. Osiris was nearly within range of the Vanguards, but he could not afford to fire his Uber Cannon or his power would fail again. Osiris ordered his sniper bots to block the Vanguards' path. They loyally completed their suicide mission and their wrecks blocked the Vanguards, giving Osiris just enough time to reach the portal. Osiris watched as the missile hit his base, destroying everything he had created in the past months. The enemy now had full control of his planet while he was forced onto an uncharted moon. He knew what his next course of action was. Find the enemy commander and annihilate him. This is my first story, so don't be too mean. If people enjoy this enough I might continue it. Part 2: https://forums.uberent.com/threads/rise-of-the-revenants-story.58572/#post-910800 Part 3: https://forums.uberent.com/threads/rise-of-the-revenants-story-part-2-is-up.58572/#post-910860 Part 4: https://forums.uberent.com/threads/rise-of-the-revenants-story-part-3-is-up.58572/#post-911394 Part 5: https://forums.uberent.com/threads/rise-of-the-revenants-story-part-4-is-up.58572/#post-912877 Part 6: https://forums.uberent.com/threads/rise-of-the-revenants-story-part-5-is-up.58572/page-2#post-916251 Part 7: https://forums.uberent.com/threads/...part-6-is-up-finally.58572/page-2#post-921500 Part 8: in 30 minutes or less or it's free!