1000 hrs: Finding Target Area
The day was calm, the sky was azure, and a special freshness hung in the air, except for a thin mist. Such wonderful weather was rare in 2164.
1100 hrs: Target located
The field, being a lush spot in the country, was chosen for Independence Day ceremonies that year, the day The United States defeated the German invasion in World War Three.
1200 hrs: Scanning Target Area
It was noon. The field was packed, with everyone waiting with bated breath for President Jodhpurs’ speech. The mist could not spoil their day.
1300 hrs: Results Promising. Prepare Soran Ray for Harvesting
The inspiring talk, during which the mist started thickening, was over; celebrations could begin. As Jodhpurs lit the firecrackers, parties started immediately. No fog could deter that joyous mood.
1400 hrs: Charging up Soran Ray. Send soldiers to guard area
A strange zapping sound came from within the fog. No one paid attention—till many heavily-armored guards armed with cruel looking blades and menacing laser weapons emerged.
1401 hrs: Soran Ray ready for Harvest
No one moved. They knew they were powerless against these people.
1403 hrs: Activate Ray and energy harvesters
Suddenly, a huge cannon appeared above the Americans. All the armed guards disappeared. Almost at the same time, before anyone could do more than scream, the cannon sent out a great flare. Nothing survived.
1405 hrs: Retreat to stratosphere
As the fog dissipated, a barren yellow land remained.
And one lonely, withered tree.