Posted - 2004.08.20 18:05:00 - [1
What I will give a link to is related to Earth & Beyond, however, you do not need to have/love or even know Earth & Beyond to understand what is written.
This 34-page (standard format) article was only released after the sunset of Earth & Beyond was announced. What wirtten there is a history of E&B universe, ranging from the time humans first colonized Mars (year 2050? 2100? I'm not sure) to the discovery of the first Ancient Stargate and the "Second colonial war" (year around 2368).
Now, you say "I never played Earth & Beyond, and IMO it is horrible. Why are you giving us this?" Well, I can't speak for everyone, but IMO this history is very well written (except for a few grammatical erros) and is interesting to read.
Eveyrthing up to "THE SOL FEDERATION OF WORLDS" is written in a book-style with a plot. After that what follows are various descriptions of various factions in Earth & Beyond, which I don't think will be very interesting/understandable to you..