Ideabird 9/26/12

The Mercury colony was going well, with two rings of population living underground near the poles. There was enough oxygen in the rock, and they collected hydrogen from the solar wind. And with the solar collector doing double duty as a solar shield, they were gradually expanding the population. The biggest problem was a religious group The Children of Helios who had been making illegal colonies at the equator, and believed that the shield was a heresy. The two groups had been silently infiltrating each other for years. Who would lash out first?

© Tony Jonick 2013