Oh man, I definitely need to do a recap of my comic! A lot has happened in just four chapters and chapter 4 is ending soon and there will be a bit of a break.
We start off learning that humans sent out a message into space in 1999. 140+ years later, we received a message back - ALIENS ARE REAL! So of course we want to find them and start developing technology to do so. Except...
(way longer than I thought so it's under the cut)
They suddenly appear first - and attack us! The Orcusians are dragon-like alien people who kill and kidnap a lot of people so humans fight back the best way they know - nukes. The aliens leave but keep trying to attack.
We meet our protagonist, Shion, who is the captain of a ship. Her brother, Senri, works as bridge crew. There's also their friend Orion who is a fighter pilot. They engage with an enemy Orcus ship. At this time, we learn that Shion is able to directly link with the ship via a method called "override". Shion's "soul" is somehow actually connected with the ship. They defeat the enemy ship and Senri leaves the bridge to check on Orion as one of the fighter pilots was killed during the battle. Senri goes off on his own and by chance finds a strange symbol secretly engraved into the wall. He does a google search for it and finds the symbol is somehow related.... to demons.
He concludes it must be the work of a traitor on their ship and we hear about the Temple of Orcus, which as the name implies, is an Earth cult who worship the Orcusians.
In chapter 2, we meet Matteo who is the captain of another ship. He saves the Shion in a battle and invites Senri and Shion onto his ship for dinner. While walking back on their own, Senri suddenly sees blood pouring over his face and something is trying to talk to him. Shion helps bring him back to reality and he wonders if he was hallucinating. He follows a sound to a room that is locked and "creepy". Unable to enter, they head back to the ship where he tells Orion about what he's found.
Meanwhile, our favorite aliens are making more plans to attack SOON.
In chapter 3, we go to Earth where everyone gets ready for a ball. Shion and Matteo have some romantic time together. Senri and Orion do their own thing and Senri walks past Matteo speaking with his vice captain and saying strange things that make it sound like they are talking about Senri and his sister. Shion meanwhile sees a mysterious figure whom she chases and leads her straight to.....
THE TEMPLE OF ORCUS.
In chapter 4 we go into the Temple of Orcus and find that it looks like a cult, but the mysterious figure, now revealed as the head priestess, Moon, has a lot to tell Shion. Most importantly: This is not the first time Orcusians have visited Earth.
Yes, the Orcusians are... ANCIENT. ALIENS.
She reveals more about the reason why the Orcusians are attacking and says that Shion can override an artifact to see memories of the past. She does see some, but then... suddenly she is at the ancient site of Oyu and before her.. A DRAGON. The dragon shows her more memories from Mesopotamia! In Sippar, she sees the King Sin-Shar-Ishkun and a priest named Rahit who discuss how to seize more power by using the Orcusians. It is revealed how the past was the fault of the Orcusians, how they transformed to look much more human, and Shion is more than ever determined to fight them.