Who am I?
I am Trent Burch-Bowser, a graphic designer and story writer primarily out of hobby. I also go by the nickname Techno Koopa. I studied at Richland Community College in Dallas back in 2005 for an Associates Degree in Multimedia Web Design, though my goal was to learn graphic illustration programs such as Photoshop and Illustrator. I still use Illustrator for vector-based graphics, but now I use GIMP (GNU Image Manipulation Program) instead of Photoshop.
In 2007, I began to write stories based on designs I created calling them Warring Factions: Alternate Timeline. It was a variation or retelling of events based on games I played in high school. Over the course of several years I created six stories based on that saga and posted them on DeviantArt. Since then, I began working on my current saga titled Warring Factions: The Novus Initium Saga. This page is currently dedicated to both the works and the designs being used for that saga.
Last thing to note, I do all of this for fun. I don't ask for money for any of these nor do I do commissions so please do not ask. If you have any questions, feel free to contact me below.
Set almost 3400 years in the future, the descendants of an unprecedented and accidental exodus into the Novus Initium star cluster live out their new lives in a remote part of the universe, unable to return to Earth the same way they came. For millennia, they believed themselves to be the only intelligent lifeforms in the star cluster.
That all changes when strange artificial transmissions from not one but two different races are received near the border of known space, and those transmissions are drawing ever closer to the Republic. Now the Republic must face challenges of dealing with unknown alien nations, a dark forgotten past, new insight into what has occurred to those left behind, and those responsible for it all.
The following are designs that are used in the Novus Initium Saga. I will be adding more to the list as the stories progress. The top entry to each faction will contain some backstory as well as information on the technology that faction uses. Note that some spoilers will be present in the information if you haven't read any of the stories yet.
The following are "Parts" of the stories that I am writing for the Novus Initium Saga. Each part is like a chapter of the complete story and each one is linked to a PDF for you to read. I hope you enjoy reading these, but please remember that these stories are my own creation and are for non-profit purposes.
More Coming Soon!