Code Ragnarok: The Unfortunate AUs
is an authorised round robin for stories which take the basic premise of the Code Ragnarok
stories but twist it a little. If we assume that there are thousands of alternate worlds experiencing demonic invasions, it's a safe bet that some of them will find very different solutions to the problem, or fail to solve it at all... As implied by the title, the results may not be pretty. My personal preference is for a humorous approach, but contributors should handle things any way they like.
Many thanks to HMaxMarius
for allowing me to start this. His comment:
"Have tons of fun with this, but remember that the usual rules apply. Don't jump onto other people's work without their permission. You don't know where they might plan to take their story.
Also, this is not a 'unified story' like Battlefront has become. This is a place for stories of 'what might have been' or 'refused help' or 'CR-AU verses'. Don't try to write a story that 'fixes' what you see here to make it compliant with what's going on in Battlefront."
I won't be deleting the story or chapters anyone else has written, but as usual the Moderators may take offence at chapters which break site rules or are so badly written that they sap the will to live.
Readers - don't expect to see any continuity between chapters, unless authors specifically say so.Rendering Assistance
Marcus L. Rowland
In one of several dozen mile-long yellow blocks that floated the way that bricks don't...
"People of Earth... People of Earth... Is this thing on? People of Earth, your attention please."
"Do be quiet, I'm trying to talk here!"
"People of Earth, I am Prostetnic Vogon Jeltz of the Galactic Hyperspace Planning Council. We have received your message concerning the unauthorised dimensional portal currently endangering your planet, and have come to render assistance."
"Yes, your gratitude is greatly appreciated, please let me continue. Thank you..."
"People of Earth, Galactic President Beeblebrox has authorised immediate decontamination and repairs, which will take approximately three of your Earth months. Works will commence at the end of this transmission. For your comfort and safety you are strongly advised to move to temporary accommodation until the conclusion of these works. The fifth moon of Beta Centauri 4 is habitable by your species."
"Transport? What do you mean, you don't have transport? It's not even four hundred light years! And yes, we do mean all of you."
"As I was saying, you are strongly advised to move to temporary accommodation pending the works; any injuries, deaths, or extinction events caused by failure to do so will not be the responsibility of the Galactic Hyperspace Planning Council, President Beeblebrox, or the Sirius Cybernetics Corporation."
"Yes, we have filed an environmental impact statement. It's filed at the local planning office at Alpha Centauri. What do you mean, you've never been there? Apathetic bloody species."
Prostetnic Vogon Jeltz switched off his communicator, turned to an underling, and said "Activate the decontamination system."
"At once!" Beams of coruscating energy began to sweep the Earth clear of demonic life. It was in no way Jeltz's fault that all other forms of life on Earth were also affected. Terminally.
"This shouldn't take too long," said Jeltz. "And when we're finished, dig out that old demolition order. We can get the ball rolling on that hyperspace bypass at last..."End.
Crossover with The Hitch-Hiker's Guide to the Galaxy
. All characters belong to their respective creators, media empires of doom, etc., this story may not be distributed on a for-profit basis.