Well, I'm not sure where to put this post exactly, as I've taken the quote from Shane in the Omega thread, yet it deals with Steampunk stuff, however, it's directly relevant to Shane's TROM sequel "TROTDW" (hmm, not sure about that acronym, it's not quite as bad as TROTA though! ) QUOTEOh yes please! That would be fantastic if you could handle the Great Skull world chapters. Yes indeedy, they're looking to get some reinforcements and a way back to the SF universe to fight the Imperial Master.At the beginning of TROMs sequel the heroes are split into two groups.One group consists of Shiro, Hercules, Lee, Lamia and The Great Skull aboard his ship who, having made a last minute dimensional escape jump at the end of TROM, find themselves in the Great Skull's home world in the same time period as when the Great Skull first left.The other group consists of Prof. Hagen, Emma Steel and PPA in a heavily damaged X-Bomber limping back to Earth in order to warn EDF of the reemergence of the Imperial Master.Each group isn't sure of what has become of the other after the sound beating they took at the end of TROM, but they are re-united halfway through the story on Earth with the remainder of the tale involving a huge battle between the Alliance and EDF with the aid of some steam assisted allies. Anyway, I've put my musings here for now, but maybe you should start a "Return of the Dai Warriors Discussion Thread (Spoilers)" Shane? After watching Brian Cox's most excellent TV series about the Wonders of the Universe, I've had an idea about how the folk living on the Great Skull's planet could harness the fuel to run their steam powered world. IIRC, Brian alluded to a Supernova event (imploding star) giving rise to a Nebula which contains many different compounds and elements, including many carbon-based complex molecules. In other words, stuff that could, with a little artistic licence, be construed as being convertible to a carbon-based fuel...Not a million miles away from coal are we? So, not wishing to put any spoilers out here, I was thinking of introducing the Great Skull's world as a planet existing on the edges of a Nebula similar to the Orion (not to be confused with "our" Captain Orion!) Nebula. With fleets of sailing ships a-la Skull-like (from the canon), that trawl this nebula for elemental particles to build their ships, and complex carbon molecules to fuel them. Maybe with the use of vast "Trawler nets" of fine spun rare-element threads. these would make a spectacular sight for Shiro and friends as they approached the Great Skull's world. With the nets glistening as if spun from Gold.A world full of beautiful elegant metal machines, like the Victorians made using Brass. The colourful metals of Copper and Gold could abound on this world, to give great visuals of a Steampunk glory-era.I'm just warning up here Whadya think?