Hey Scribes, I have been contemplating working on a project for a bit and I am wondering what you think of the basic concept. Any thought coming to you about the content or things you can think to add would be welcome.
A young man is on his first deep-space vacation to one of the most expansive space stations in the region where he meets up with some friends. He chooses the location because it is at the far reaches of the territory and offers nearly every sort of diversion a young man/woman could want (some questionable but kept "underground" for the most part)
While they are there, the station is attacked by the Kirlavians, who want to expand their territory by regaining what had been taken centuries before by the "empire" (not really an empire for all intents and purposes) mainly comprised of humans and a few other alien races. He is drawn into the battle himself when the station is taken by the Kirlavians and he is ejected in a life pod and sent to a small remote colony. The colonists have a couple of ships to help the station, but not enough men to man them properly, so Link (the protagonist) volunteers along with his friends to serve on a warship heading to rendezvous with the rest of the fleet being assembled.
Other pods go to other colonies and are recieved differently depending on the disposition of the men/women of the respective colonies (miners tend to be mean for example... or protective over their ores)
At the same time several colonies (a couple of large, but mostly small agricultural/mining colonies) are attacked and even more people from the region rally to fight off the Kirlavians.
I'm thinking of incorporating a relatively small expanse of space (a number of planets, moons, colonies and other space stations) into the mix but not quite sure yet how I'd want to do that, and I am open to suggestions. I would also like to incorporate some sort of love interest for the Protagonist, but haven't given that aspect even an inkling of a thought on how to do it.
That's about what I have gotten for the concept so far.