Once upon a time is the start
On a planet hidden deep in the stars.
Everything was peaceful on the vast, crimson plain of grass, swaying gently as the breeze blew leisurely. The clear, turquoise sky showed the massive, white star shining brightly on the planet that orbited its parent around two-hundred billion kilometers away.
The horizon gave way to a rather primitive looking city, with tall, sloppy buildings built from clay blocks with glue holding them together. The tallest was only a mere two-hundred-five meters tall. The layout of all the buildings was sloppy, and low-tech aluminum boxes on wheels moved slowly through the streets.
The sounds of the city, rather faint, were soon drowned out by the soft hum of a landing craft set to stealth mode. The hum was that of a dryer, faint yet distinguishable. It grew louder as the ship decreased its altitude, until it had finally landed and the engines were cut.
The Mercury Class landing craft was b