Stargate: El DOrado

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Status: Finished  |  Genre: Science Fiction  |  House: Booksie Classic

A team from Atlantis makes a startling discovery over shadowing anything they have found before.

Colonel James Mason, Leader of an elite team of international special forces troops called SG-12 silently stood hunched in the middle of the cloaked puddle jumper. Out of the forward view screen he watched the three massive ships pummel the 5 wraith hive ships into atoms.  “Wooooooow, I wish we knew who these guys were. They took those wraith ships out like they were made of cardboard. Even the ancients couldn’t take out that many hive ships that quickly.  Colonel Mason and his team were based out of a city much like the earlier found Atlantis. This city was much bigger than Atlantis and they had found was named El Dorado. Interestingly enough when the initial exploration team was investigating the city the first thing they noticed was that every outside inch was covered in a gold colored substance. Evidently the ancients had discovered a way to make their city invisible to wraith sensors with this material, and it could also make the city visually invisible. The gold color also, incidentally, happened to be the reason for the legends of the Golden City of El Dorado.

 

Mason tapped his pilot on the shoulder and gave him the order to head back to “Dorado” as they called it.  It was a long flight back to the planet with the stargate that the craft and crew had used to get out here. During the long flight back Mason had thought of how El Dorado had been found.

 

During exploration of a planet by Sheppard’s team from Atlantis that had stumbled upon some previously undiscovered outpost of the ancients. Sheppards tema had discovered that this outpost had previously been used by the ancients to build zero point modules, or ZPM’s.  But the biggest discovery of the whole expedition was a load of unused ZPM’s that were listed as being due to ship to someplace named El Dorado followed by a stargate address. Sheppards team and the leadership of Atlantis were curious so they ordered a team to this new address.  What they found was an amazing replica of atlantis, only seemingly much bigger. Once the city had been fully explored and more information had been recorded and translated, the stargate teams from atlantis had discovered that this city/ship was a newer model than Atlantis had been.  El Dorado had never been inhabited which is why it was never discovered and destroyed during the wraith wars.  The ancients had built a machine using some other source of power to create the illusion of a mountain over El Dorado, then had evacuated through the stargate to Atlantis.  El Dorado had something just shy of a million drones for defense of the city. The city itself used 6 ZPM’s to power itself, including engines, stardrive, and weapons.

 

Since then a steady stream of personnel and material had been shuttling back and forth between the SGC or star gate command, on earth and El Dorado. Now a crew and staff and assorted families were on El Dorado. Of the available 32 shiny new ZPM’s that were found by the Atlantis team at the ancient site, 12 were sent to El Dorado, 6 to run the city, and another 6 just in case.  The engineering team on EL Dorado had been able to figure out that the city operated essentially like Atlantis, and that an adept with the ancient gene would be required to run the chair in the chair room on El Dorado to both fly and defend the city.

 

One of the other things that those engineers had discovered was that the engines on El Dorado were of a newer design and much faster than the star drives on Atlantis.  One of the other main differences in El Dorado and Atlantis were that the ancient engineers had built a massively powered battery of energy weapons into the hull of the city ship. While Atlantis only had drones and a shield to protect it. There was a command meeting later that day, which Mason was currently thinking of.  The command staff of Atlantis, Stargate Command, and EL Dorado were to meet and discuss the rescue mission for the stargate command personnel who had been stranded on Destiny.

 

………………TO BE CONTINUED


Submitted: May 18, 2015

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