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The capitol planet of the Orion Alliance lies within the Phoebus System, on the far side of the galaxy from Sol.

The L-3 Exodus Fleet had originally intended to settle in the Orion Nebula, however when met with alien aggression they altered course. The further they traveled, the more dangerous their journey became. They encountered numerous intelligent species, nearly all of whom were also running. Not from members of their own kind with different ideologies but from the Saurian Empire, bent on eliminating anything it determined to be a obstacle to its sprawling bulk's advance. The first of these refugees met by the human exiles was a small fleet of transports carrying all that remained of the Yerva civilization. Lost and without hope, these remnants came together to increase their chances for survival. Over time, more and more would join them.

When they finally reached a place distant enough from both Earth and the Saurians, a large nebula dubbed "New Orion" for the hope the original represented, they were an alliance of 17 core species with humans being to most populous. Their new star was named for Phoebus Apollo, the most habitable planet called "Tholos" for the place where their seat of government would reside in regards to an ancient settlement (devoted to Asclepius, son of Apollo) from a home they would never see again. From there they would build new cities, colonies and fleets, merging their technologies, cultures and in some cases their very DNA through advanced genetic convergence.

To the humans of Earth, they are no longer brethren and their society reeks of alien influences. To the far distant M-Con, they are thought lost to the ravages of space. For all those in their region who live on worlds in the path of Saurian expansion, they are a shining beacon of hope on a dark and unforgiving sea of stars.
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Evodolka Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2016  Hobbyist Artist
i'm not even a fan of futuristic things but this looks freaking amazing :la:
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samurairyu Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2016  Professional General Artist
Thanks, glad you like it ^___^
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Evodolka Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2016  Hobbyist Artist
your welcome ^_^

you have made something great here
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Tellurian84 Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Nice work!
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samurairyu Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2016  Professional General Artist
^____^
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jkemeny Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
Love the composition with the light and dark balance. Nice job!
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samurairyu Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2015  Professional General Artist
Thanks, I'm glad you liked it ^___^
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Vapolord Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2015  Student General Artist
Fun fact: Orion is the name of a Sexshop in Germany :D Great picture!
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samurairyu Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2015  Professional General Artist
LOL that's a more fun fact that most, Ich danke dir XD
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CrwnPrince Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2015
Very well done!
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samurairyu Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2015  Professional General Artist
Thank you ^__^
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Captain-Kibbinz Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2015
Frig dang! That's what I call art with a good story! Is there a book to this? I'd love to read it! 
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samurairyu Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2015  Professional General Artist
Thanks much, I'm still working on the first book so there are only a couple of chapters here on DA(my gallery->"The Machine" storyline folder). Overall I have 40 pages of what will probably be around 200-250. I'll keep posting new pics as I work though XD
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SamBorzi Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2015  Hobbyist Artist
Amazing!! This is a really beautiful sci-fi landscape, I love the atmosphere +fav 
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samurairyu Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2015  Professional General Artist
Glad you liked it, I was worried it might be a little too dark but the scene is set at dusk/night in a nebula XD
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KojimaStorm Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Beautiful mix of colour and darkness. Very well done indeed
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samurairyu Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2015  Professional General Artist
Thanks, I tried to include just about every color to capture more of the essence of the faction it represents ^___^
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