Human Yet Alien 21st July 2245 - Geneva Geneva had, seemingly, always been a beehive of activity, at least since the 20th century. After all, the city became the host of numerous international institutions thanks to the neutrality of Switzerland, until it became the seat of the Earth Alliance. But today, there were more reporters than usual besieging Earthgov. Many more. After all, news just got out that a trigger-happy captain caused an interstellar incident with a mysterious and almost unknown race. There were a lot of rumors, saying that the man had become captain thanks to pulling favors or being the stepson of an influential senator, and had already been involved in a similar incident with the Dilgar. Before the Dilgar War, when Earth was still (trying to be) neutral. The history books, later, would confirm that Michael Jankowski was guilty on all these counts, and that the first time, Earthforce turned a blind eye because they needed as much trained officers as possible, fast, to fight the Dilgar War. And then, he revealed himself brillant on frontlines against the Kitties. That, and his wife being the daughter of the Senator Brogan, protected him from any sanction. But this time, nobody would forget, and Jankowski would be demonized by generations of humans, Minbari and their neighbors alike. On the EarthDome plaza, everyone interrupted their activities, to watch the newsflash from Vega. There was a video showing pillars of fire coming from the sky, cries of panicked people, and then, the video was abruptly cut. Everyone also remembered very fast that the fleet led by Jankowski had come from... Vega. It was at this moment every human from Earth Alliance realized how screwed they were. Three days later Deep underground, in the basement of the Earth Intelligence Agency headquarters, two people, human yet alien, were detained. A man, and a woman. The man wore a leather jacked and had long black air. He also had a regal air. He clearly was used to be obeyed and served in every of his whims, but if you looked enough, you could see the gears turning in his head, seeking a solution to survive this. After all, Seth had managed to remain under the radar of humans and System Lords alike, since that day Ra put a bounty on his head, it was not to end up stupidly killed by some spies. Seth was a survivor. In the next cell, the woman also had a regal air, but her body language and her smile were those of a seductress. And her beauty was rather stunning, indeed. Or rather, the beauty of her host. Hathor was wearing the body of Andromeda, the princess that gave her name to a constellation and a galaxy, since Andromeda's mother, the Queen of Bithynia, defied the goddess of love. In the same city, above, Elizabeth Levy had been taking a sleep, under the orders of her Secret Service bodyguard, Anna, who realized she was simply falling. She was trying to be everywhere, coordinating the Hypnos Project activation and the start of R&D war projects, coordinating the defence and evacuation efforts against the Minbari, trying to talk the League of Non-Aligned Worlds and the Centauri Republic into sending help, trying to get a diplomatic line to the Minbari (through the Abbai, the Hyach and every other available race). All of this, while managing the shift to total war economy and having to talk to hordes of politicians and businesspeople. Emeregency or not, she still had to sleep at least a little, like everyone. She was not an android. It was Anna that put President Levy to sleep. And despite all the bad dreams, she did sleep. It was also Anna that woke her up, because Henri Moreau, the director of the EIA, was calling. Levy wasn't thrilled to be woken up only to hear silly stories about ancient gods and pyramids in Egypt. She was, however, thrilled when he told her that the two wannabe gods were actually snakes living in human bodies (who probably did that for millenia, managing somehow to stay under the radar), and that they had a "Sarcophagus" able to resurrect or rejuvenate people, personal shields and blast emitters, transportation rings, weird electric guns able to stun or disintegrate people, another device that instantly made people into incubators for baby snakes, an unknown gas used to brainwash people into obey them, AND that all those gizmos worked (again, apparently for centuries at least) without any known powersource and were made in unknown metals. Not only that, but the two gods had tried to sneak into a secret base where the Earth Force stored hardware of unknown functions and origins. After all, the military tended to find a lot of ancient (or not so ancient, sometimes) junk, which could reveal itself useful someday. Like, today. The object was a ring with engraved constellations on it, made in the same metal as the electric guns. It had been found floating in space near Omelos, by the EAS Sun Yat-Sen in 2231. The ring was (according to the two Goa'uld) a portal allowing people to go to another world, through a wormhole. It was supposed to work with a pedestal, acting like a dialing computer, and also serving as a power source. But... there was no pedestal. Levy was so interested that she wanted to come herself to talk to the two aliens, but the Secret Service refused, no important people would be allowed near them, they clearly were able to brainwash humans, and could have explosive or other dangerous devices on them.