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13y 3m 29d AV
One-Fang workhouse, Alien Quarter, Folctha, Cimbrean, the Far Reaches

Sergeant Regaari (Dexter) of Clan SOR

One of the best things about the humans was that they had a springtime holiday dedicated to mischief. Before them, only the Gao could claim to celebrate such a thing and it was one of the odd quirks of their kind that baffled the other species. Not the humans, though. Arguably they had multiple such holidays—Halloween being another such major event—but this one was dedicated to playful mischief for its own sake. That, all by itself, cemented Regaari’s opinion of the species.

Which left only one question: what would the local Gaoians do to honor the holiday?

To that glorious end, Regaari, Faarek, and Daar (recently back from training on Earth) got together to scheme with the rest, and after a few nights considering their options, Clan SOR decided to enlist the help of all the males living on Cimbrean. The most numerous of the males at the moment were from Clan One-Fang, since the labor required on Cimbrean was highly varied and technical, tended toward silverfur preferences, and in any case the Stonebacks were largely tending to agricultural concerns outside of town and weren’t particularly numerous in the first place.

All that being the case, and with the Racing Thunder and her crew being in a form of quasi-exile, it made sense that the Clan with the strongest, deepest roots in Folctha would be where they turned for help. Initial negotiations were a bit tricky; Daar’s Clan had an old and smoldering feud that he had no wish to fuel…

Daar and Regaari ambled along the Alien Quarter park’s major trail towards the workhouse in the early evening, before the rains began. Daar had his long coat in and was avoiding water out of courtesy to the rest of Clan SOR. His long fur smelled awful when wet.

“Is this really smart, Cousin?” Daar panted a bit nervously, since walking into One-Fang’s workhouse would be noticed by everyone.

“Father Yefrig gave an oath that this would be an amiable encounter,” chided Regaari.

“And I keep my word.” Yefrig joined them alongside as they strolled down the trail. “And in any case, you are quite possibly the very last male I would ever test myself against, Champion.”

Daar had some very big, very easy buttons to press, and stroking his ego would earn almost anyone a friendlier attitude. Sure enough, the great fur-laden oaf chittered deeply to himself and deflected the compliment.

“Nah, you should see our human friends! Some of ‘em make me feel like a cub!” Daar rumbled, pleased with himself. “But, uh, I’m still confused why you agreed to this…”

“One does not deny a Champion, especially you, and especially since our Clan’s dispute is a personal one between you and my Champion.” Yefrig paused, and flicked his ears in amusement. “Besides, it was a youthful indiscretion. Fathers know I’ve had my share…”

Yefrig baited Daar perfectly, for which Regaari flicked his ears in respect. “It was an accident! I was only thirteen!” He flailed his great paws about in sudden embarrassed irritation. “How was I ‘sposed know he had a mating interest in her?”

“It’s not often a Champion gets upstaged by a cub still two years away from his Day of Majority. The scandal of it—”

“Nothing happened! It would have been illegal anyway!”

“She did wait for you,” Regaari chimed in. “As I recall, she was your very first mating contract, too. Stud-Prime on your Day of Majority…quite a prize to snag.”

Daar grumbled dangerously and shot Regaari a warning look.

“Champion Hiyal was furious about it,” added Yefrig. “The Females didn’t react kindly, either. I think it was over a year before he secured any other contract.”

“…I didn’t know that,” admitted Daar, now a bit glumly.

“Anyway,” Regaari interjected, “Daar’s very impressive prospects aside…” They arrived at the workhouse at that moment. “We have a lot to do in a short time. Is everything ready?”

“Yes indeed!” Yefrig seemed pleased with himself. “We have enough for every male on Cimbrean. It’s odorless, won’t glow for at least a day, will wash out after a couple nights, and it should appear very bright green to the humans, I’m told.”

Daar enthused, momentary melancholy forgotten. “That was really fast!” They walked in towards the biggest room where dozens of Gaoians, Clan and Clanless alike, were busily mixing up solution and filling tiny spray devices. “I hope this didn’t cost ‘ya any big favors…”

“Champion Hiyal funded it himself.”

Daar paused dead in his tracks. “He did!? Does he know it was my idea?”

Regaari winced internally. Technically the prank was his idea, though Daar had refined it to include glowing indelible ink. Regaari would get his revenge later…

“Oh, he does.” Yefrig wore a painfully smug expression. “He sees it as a can’t-lose investment. Either you pull off a great stunt and mark Cimbrean as Gaoian territory…or you get in huge trouble with the humans and damage your mating prospects. He said he would consider your grudge settled in any case. He also said, and I quote: ‘I will be happy to restore Clan relations with Champion Daar either face-to-face or in his prison cell.’ Charming, really.”

Yefrig didn’t seem terribly impressed with his Clan’s Champion, a useful little nugget that Regaari would file away in his next intel report. Daar seemed to notice too, though he was naturally more wrapped up in their interpersonal conflict.

“Wow. That’s…exactly what I expected, I guess. Anyway. What’s left for us to do?”

Regaari headed over to the table, where a Clanless he hadn’t yet met showed him exactly what to do without stopping or even speaking.

“Cousin…it looks like we mix, fill, and seal.”

Daar sidled in next to two awestruck laborers and made instant friends. He flashed an aggressive little play-snarl at Regaari, “I bet I can fill more than you!”

They set to work. Daar won the contest.

Water tower, HMS Sharman, Folctha, Cimbrean, the Far Reaches

Champion, Stud-Prime, and Sergeant Daar (Tigger) of Clans Stoneback and SOR

It was a good plan! Regaari had the idea t’give every single Gaoian male a specially made ink along with a neat little hidable sprayer. Spies had the best toys! With it they could coat the bottom of their feet and go about their daily lives, leaving invisible pawprints all across the city. But then Daar thought, why not make ‘em glow? And why not do it so the humans couldn’t do anything but see the footprints?

After all, “If you’re gonna do something, go big or go home.” Daar always liked that phrase. He’d remember to share it with the humans some day!

They hammered on the idea for a bit, then did some research, and somehow Regaari used his spy-stuff to land an agreement with One-Fang to pull it all off. Risky for Daar, but so far…

Anyway. Enough talk. He had a water tower to climb and a stencil to lay out. This time he wouldn’t do anything dumb like when they put their Clan seals up on top, daring the humans to do anything about it.

No. This time, Daar carried a stencil of One-Fang’s mon.

He couldn’t stop chittering to himself.

On-call team, SOR barracks, HMS Sharman, Folctha, Cimbrean, the Far Reaches

Master Sergeant Harry (Rebar) Vandenburg

His alarm blared at him accusingly. 04:00AM. It being a weekday, and it being his heavy lifting day, Rebar couldn’t just hit snooze and curl back up in his blankets and bake happily until, oh, noon or whatever. He had to wake up.

Rebar hated mornings.

But mornings were what Army life was all about. He grumbled to himself and thumped to the latrine, did his business, grumbled some more…something was off. Coffee first. He could brain later. First thing’s first. But still…

Rebar hated it when things were off.

A big pot of coffee was already brewed exactly how he liked it: black, bitter, obscenely strong, and potent enough to kill a bull moose. There was a little note in Regaari’s scratchy hand:

“Everything for a breakfast scramble is ready, just mix and heat. —R, WC”

Regaari was being extra considerate? Rebar began to grow suspicious.

Rebar hated it when he felt suspicious. His spidey-sense was beginning to tingle.

Coffee. He slurped, and slowly his body and brain started firing on all cylinders. He went to the stove, noticed there was some green—

Everywhere. There were pawprints on everything. The cabinets, the floor, up the walls.

Rebar wasn’t gonna get in a workout that morning. He hated missing workouts.

Instead he was going to find some mischievous little murdercoons and Motivate the ever-lovin’ shit outta ‘em, and then they were gonna clean the entire base to inspection order.

An evil grin spread slowly across his face. Rebar loved Motivating his troops.

Lieutenant-Colonel Owen (Stainless) Powell

His bungalow…rambler…ranch…whatever…his house was on the outskirts of town, near the base and blessedly free of much of the urban soundscape. Folctha’s modern design and well-engineered lighting kept the light pollution right down, meaning that on good nights the sky was a scintillating, magnificent gossamer quilt of light.

But not that morning. Just then, everything glowed green.


Right then his mobile buzzed. Bleary-eyed, he swiped it open.

(Rebar) : Already on it, sir.

Powell sighed. As the Americans were so fond of saying, shit did roll downhill. He sent a message to admiral Knight.

Admiral Sir Patrick (Templar) Knight

“Personally I find it amusing. As long as it cleans up nicely…but do make sure they understand the gravity of the situation.”

“What about the One-Fang mon on the water tower, sir?”

“…I beg your pardon?”

Technical Sergeant Adam (Warhorse) Arés

“Marty, wake up!”

“Nnng, not again, I’m still—”

“No no, look outside! Hurry!” Adam threw some shorts on and bounced in place. His team wasn’t on-call this week and he was fresh back from vacation so he was at his apartment along with Marty, working back up onto the Crude. His energy was returning to his usual frenetic levels and he was re-learning how to contain himself. He was getting good at it too, but still! He had a good reason to be excited.

The moment she was decent he scooped her up over her half-hearted objections and thumped over to the staircase, which led towards the rooftop patio. It was his favorite place these days. He could soak up some sun and keep his color, and the privacy field meant he didn’t need to bother with clothes. But just then he didn’t want it up. He wanted to see the spectacle.

He put Marty down who predictably grumble-snarked at him, then she saw and that stopped her building crankiness dead in its tracks. He went to fetch a nice warm blanket from the storage box and wrap it around his girl, bouncing and giggling at it all. He threw it around her and snuggled. No blanket for him, he liked the cold.

Adam grinned like the hulk-puppy he was. “This is fuckin’ awesome.”

Marty seemed amazed herself. “Almost in the biblical sense.”

Adam wasn’t sure exactly what that meant but he nodded happily and snuggled her tightly. And he looked. Everything was green, like a colony of ants had painted the entire town. There were pawprints both hand and foot, crude Clan mons, some playful graffiti…and there was so much of it, it quite literally lit up the night.

Adam mentally cancelled his prank for today. A little temporary fur coloring on the Gaoian’s bath day felt pretty weaksauce compared to this.

Marty snuggled into his chest, which he loved more than anything and sighed happily in response. They held for a nice long moment, then she looked back across Demeter Way and tilted her head just slightly in that adorable way she did when she was thinking hard.

“Powell won’t be happy.”


“But the scale of this! He can’t pin this on any of the Whitecrest, can he?”

“Nope!” Adam bounced in place up on his toes like he always did.

“…How do you think the Governor will take this?”

“Oh, I bet with a good sense of humor. Dad’s gonna be busy though.”

“Mhmm.” She ran her hands under his shorts and over his butt…

“Think we’re gonna get recalled?”

Adam swallowed and nodded. He was finding it hard to speak suddenly. Her hands started kneading and he flexed automatically; he was really ticklish and she knew it.

“Think it’ll be anytime soon?”

His heart pumped faster. “N…no.”

Her hands slid up his back exactly how he liked it. He suddenly found his shorts very tight.

“Well. We have some time then.” She smiled that amazing way that always made him completely stupid, then nuzzled at his chest and planted a gentle kiss right above his heart.

He blinked for a second, his breath caught in his chest, then picked her up in a blanket burrito, ditched his shorts, and thumped back downstairs.

Goddamn he loved her.

Shipfather Yefrig

“You are certain it will wash out?”

“I am certain, Admiral Knight. It will all dissipate in the next day or two, you have my word.”

Knight nodded and sipped his tea. Yefrig sipped his as well. The beverage wasn’t entirely to his liking but something warm and herbal felt proper and civilized, somehow.

“Understand, that while I am not above a bit of fun—and you will not repeat that to anyone else—I really must insist the water tower be off limits going forward. It is a safety hazard, firstly, and a security hazard as well.”

Yefrig flicked his ears. “Someone climbed the tower?”

Knight raised his eyebrows, spun around, opened his window shades, and gestured.

“See for yourself.”

Yefrig stood and ambled around the desk, took one look…

He chittered so hard he had trouble breathing.

Two hours later
Master Sergeant Harry (Rebar) Vandenberg

“I gotta say, you guys took ‘safety in numbers’ to a whole new level. All the males?”

“It would have been unwise of us to avoid participation against the wishes of our peers,” said Regaari in his usual slick way of deflecting anger while being completely, unimpeachably honest. Rebar approved; a good sparring match made Motivation extra fun.

“Oh, I don’t doubt it. Still, I never thought you two would make the same mistake twice.”

Regaari was cool and unflappable, but Daar’s ear twitched just slightly. That would have been a dead giveaway normally but today Rebar didn’t need it.

“What makes you say that, Master Sergeant?” Daar acted the model of innocent curiosity.

That was a surprising thing to hear. They couldn’t possibly…oh. Oh.

Rebar savored what he was about to say. It wasn’t often he got to play against such an epic failure of Shenanigan Security and these two would pay dearly. He grinned his best Motivational grin—Regaari was nervous now—and inspected his hands quickly before he dropped the bombshell.

“Well, the fact y’all are covered in glowing green ink from head to toe sorta gives it away.”

Both of them looked at Rebar with a dumbfounded stare. Oh yes.

“What…can’t see it? I can tell you tried to wash it out. You’re both freshly bathed which is easy to tell ‘cuz Daar’s both extra smelly and extra fluffy…but y’all didn’t get it all out. It looks like someone hit you with paintballs.”


“Lemme guess. The ink was optimized to be super bright for us humans, eh?”


“Funny thing about photochemistry is it tends to emit in a single wavelength. Since y’all aren’t as sensitive in green as we are, and now that the sun’s up and everything’s bright…”

Daar shook his pelt out and flipped his head ruefully. “Well, I ‘spose a good tale about a night drinkin’ Talamay wouldn’t convince ‘ya?”

“Nah,” Rebar grinned, “Prol’ly not.”

Just then they could feel something extremely heavy padding quietly up the stairs. Even when he was being careful and placing his feet gently, these days Arés was just so damn massive he couldn’t help but send small tremors through the floors of most buildings. He didn’t necessarily look much bigger, and he still took up about the same space he had for years, but somehow his presence more and more felt like a truck rolling down the street.

“Warhorse! Glad you could join us. What did we have planned for today?”

“Just a nice heavy day, boss-man.” He eyed the Champion and the spy. “You two look like you filled a swimming pool up with Cyalumes and went swimming.”


“Heh, told’ya. Anyway, I think in light of certain events, we should make this a good training day, don’t you think, Sergeant Arés?”

Adam bounced in place and shook the building slightly. “I’m always down for that! Back from my vacation, feeling good…today is my first day back on the full Crude!” He gave Rebar a mischievous grin. “I bet these two’ll make great training partners today.”

Both Gaoians whimpered to themselves quietly.

“Sounds like a plan! I’ll send the rest of the HEAT down in a moment. Kick our asses, ‘Horse.”

“Oh, I will.” He flashed another evil grin. “C’mom bros, we gotta warm up…”

The two Gaoians thumped down the stairs behind Warhorse like they’d been sentenced to death. Oh well. Shenanigans always had a price and you always had to pay.

If you got caught. Rebar wondered if anyone would notice his prank.

He sipped his coffee. Rebar loved shenanigans.

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Date point: 14y 8m AV Residence of the Great Father of the Gao, Folctha, Cimbrean Sister Naydra The months on Cimbrean had been…therapeutic. She found herse lf greatly appreciating the Female presence on the Human’s first colony world, and everything it stood for: stability, acceptance. Survival. The Humans had done so much to support the

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The Deathworlders – Chapter 55: Reinvention Part 3

Date Point: 16y3m AV USS Robert A. Heinlein, Akyawentuo Orbit, the Ten’Gewek Protectorate, Near 3Kpc Arm Third Director Tran Some of the other Directors had expressed reservations when Tran had informed them he was taking Nofl along to the meeting with the Ten’Gewek. He’d invested some of their trust and patience by reassuring them that

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The Deathworlders – Chapter 55: Reinvention Part 2

Date Point: 16y2m3w AV Hierarchy/Cabal Joint Communications session #1722 ++0008++: In summary, the infiltration of Sol means the operation was a success, though not an unqualified one. We have four Injunctors on Earth, and a further two in the outer system, but the new Arutech biodrones appear to be an abject failure. The Cimbrean infiltration

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Rising Titans – Chapter 51 (End)

9 Years, 7 Months, 2 Days After Eridani Landing Chront Leaning down and putting her head to the table Stagg yawned. “Try the tea,” repeated Derrick sounding just as exhausted as she felt. The Captain turned to look at the engineer and then at the small pot on the table. “I did. Taste’s like mold.”

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The Deathworlders – Chapter 55: Reinvention Part 1

Date Point: 16y2m3w AV Folctha, Cimbrean, the Far Reaches Daar, Great Father of the Gao “Hey, this ain’t a bad little house at all!!” Daar followed in behind Gorku, who was carrying a completely exhausted Leemu on his back and had to mind his steps. “Humans know how to build houses arright,” he agreed. “Maybe

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The Deathworlders – Chapter 54: Here Be Dragons Part 6

Date Point: 16y2m2w1d AV Planet Akyawentuo, Ten’Gewek Protectorate, Near 3Kpc Arm Vemik Sky-Thinker One of the Human archaeologists was a metallurgist. Tilly was a strange and delicate name that didn’t suit her at all, Vemik thought. She had a sharp face full of metal piercings, skin full of bright pictures, and a half-shaven crest of

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Good Training – Survival Part 5

Date point: 14y 2m 3w 4d AV SOR barracks, HMS Sharman, Folctha, Cimbrean, The Far Reaches Meanwhile… Brother Faarek (Southpaw) of Clan Whitecrest–SOR “Are you sure you want to do this, Brother?” “Yes,” Thurrsto said with absolute conviction. “She’s the most beautiful Female I’ve ever seen and she’s hurting. I can’t bear doing nothing.” Faarek

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The Deathworlders – Chapter 54: Here Be Dragons Part 5

ESNN Magazine article: “Prisons In Their Head- an interview at Camp Tebbutt” Author and photographer: Ava Magdalena Ríos [Cover image: two men seated on a bench in front of a chain-link fence, with a stunning Alaskan vista behind them. On the left is a scruffy bearded white man with shaggy salt-and-pepper hair, and next to

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Rising Titans – Chapter 50

+15 Minutes The Canada “Can this thing fly?” Shouted Pankin as a rattling howl began to echo through the ship, the crew members on what was now the ceiling tightening their straps as objects that had been floating began to rattle on the floor as the ship dove deeper into the atmosphere of the planet.

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The Deathworlders – Chapter 54: Here Be Dragons Part 4

Date Point: 16y2m2w AV Weaver dropship, Rich Plains contact volume, Kwmbwrw Great Houses TSgt Timothy “Tiny” Walsh All throughout the ordeal of becoming HEAT and finally earning the Mass, the one thing running through Walsh’s head was that one day, he too would serve at their level. Do the mission like none other. Walk through

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The Deathworlders – Chapter 54: Here Be Dragons Part 3

Date Point: 16y2m1w5d AV Camp Tebbutt Biodrone Internment Facility, Yukon-Koyukuk, Alaska, USA, Earth Ava Ríos “You ever rode a helicopter before, Ava?” Ava jumped, and looked away from the window. She’d been enjoying the view. It was her first trip to Alaska, and the thing that struck her as she’d watched the landscape rolling by

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The Deathworlders – Chapter 54: Here Be Dragons Part 2

Date Point: 16y2m1w2d AV Gaoian embassy, Alien Quarter, Folctha, Cimbrean, the Far Reaches Daar, Great Father of the Gao There was shit to catch up with. Stuff to read, stuff to make decisions on, stuff to be briefed on in case he had to make a decision later… At first Daar did his best to

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Good Training – Survival Part 4

Date point: 14y 2m 1w AV Planet Akyawentuo, The Ten’Gewek Protectorate, Near 3Kpc Arm Singer “So, if we salt the roots in boiling water with some herbs, and use a very tight…what was the word?” [“Jar,”] Julian said encouragingly. “—And then we boil the whole jar with the lid on loose, so the bad spirits

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Rising Titans – Chapter 49

+10 Minutes The Singer [Vann] stood in the center of the bridge the three-dimensional hologram showing the entirety of his fleet as well as the surrounding space. The cubic formation was going to be tested now, up to this point the only gauge of effectiveness was how [Charles] had reacted to it in simulations. He

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The Deathworlders – Chapter 54: Here Be Dragons Part 1

Date Point: 16y2m5d AV Planet Akyawentuo, Ten’Gewek Protectorate, Near 3Kpc Arm Xiù Chang Yan was having to explain himself. It wasn’t that the men who’d come out to hunt the Brown One were disappointed, exactly. None of them had been looking forward to the battle at all. They all knew the stories of how many

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The Deathworlders – Chapter 53: The Wild Hunt Part 6

Date Point: 16y2m4d AV Planet Akyawentuo, the Ten’gewek Protectorate, Near 3Kpc Arm Julian Etsicitty Daar caught up with them about an hour after Xiù called ahead to let them know he was coming. A lot had happened in that hour. Yan had laid out his bibtaws in a kind of scent lure, some distance out

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The Deathworlders – Chapter 53: The Wild Hunt Part 5

Date Point: 16y2m3d AV Gaoian embassy, Alien Quarter, Folctha, Cimbrean, the Far Reaches Daar, Great Father of the Gao People who didn’t know Daar all that well thought he had a pathological aversion to Civilized pursuits. Not true at all! Daar had always enjoyed history, writing, and the more subtle arts of courtship, and he

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The Deathworlders – Chapter 53: The Wild Hunt Part 4

Date point: 16y2m3d AV Planet Akyawentuo, the Ten’Gewek Protectorate, Near 3Kpc Arm Daniel “Chimp” Hoeff Julian had a habit of singing in the woods. Not loud, exactly, and Hoeff wasn’t even sure he was totally conscious he was doing it, but loud enough to hear. Apparently it kept critters from blundering into them that might

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Rising Titans – Chapter 48

+ 7 Minutes 38 Seconds The Canada “Captain, your message?” asked Arik as her Avatar superimposed itself over the main monitor. “Surrender now, call off the fighters and we’ll let you live. Then we can begin to negotiate for an end to this pointless violence.” “That’s it?” asked Arik after a moment. “Unless anyone else

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Good Training – Survival Part 3

Date point: 14y 1m 2w AV “Clan Young Glory,” western unincorporated territories, Gao Sister Naydra Naydra and her fellow Sisters were slowly dying. The “Clan” that had “liberated” them from the clutches of what they now knew were biodrones had decided their honored guests needed “protection.” Their so-called protection consisted of imprisonment. Their “protection fees”

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The Deathworlders – Chapter 53: The Wild Hunt Part 3

Date point: 16y2m3d AV Planet Akyawentuo, the Ten’Gewek Protectorate, Near 3Kpc Arm Professor Daniel Hurt “What exactly did he say he’s fetching, anyway?” “An M107.” Daniel frowned. Although he’d learned more about firearms in general over the past few years than he’d ever imagined he would, there were times that the people who really “got”

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The Deathworlders – Chapter 53: The Wild Hunt Part 2

Date Point: 16y2m1d AV Chiune Station, Folctha, Cimbrean, the Far Reaches Allison Buehler Allison hadn’t slept well in a couple of nights. It wasn’t that she begrudged Julian and Xiù going offworld, not at all, but it did disrupt the sense of familiarity that made home, well… Home. If she didn’t have her brothers to

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Rising Titans – Chapter 47

+ 30 Seconds The Canada “The Empire ships are now in range of the ACE field!” reported Arik. Stagg grimaced as the ship shook “Activate,” “New contact!” shouted Arik interrupting. “What?” “IFF is identifying the vessel as the HSB Russia, they just exited a spatial rupture directly between us and the Empire fleet!” “Open communications!”

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The Deathworlders – Chapter 53: The Wild Hunt Part 1

Date Point: 16y2m1d AV personal sanctum, Dataspace. Cynosure/Six Data sophonts did not sleep, and thus did not dream. Nevertheless, Cynosure had a recurring nightmare of sorts. When his attention wandered, he found that it almost inevitably alighted on a handful of disturbing subjects. The details varied, as he worried at different aspects of the problems

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Good Training – Survival Part 2

Date point: 14y 7d AV Planet Akyawentuo, The Ten’Gewek Protectorate, Near 3Kpc Arm Later that day Julian Etsicitty It was approaching mid-day and the day’s morning work had been taken care of. The scouts had come back and reported that the nearby werne had just calved and would need to be left alone for a

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The Deathworlders – Chapter 52: Autoimmune Part 6

Date Point: 16y2m AV Folctha, Cimbrean, the Far Reaches Daar, Great Father of the Gao “Poor bugger hardly knew which way is up…” Powell grunted, once Wagner was gone. “Who can blame him? His whole crew going violently psychotic on him with no warning, only to be stasis-hopped right into a Corti’s lab being sniffed

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Rising Titans – Chapter 46

9 Years, 6 Months, 14 Days After Eridani Landing Jikse Diana blinked in surprise as the jungle was suddenly lit up by a fantastic reddish glow, glancing behind her towards the city Diana watched as another blast of energy, identical in color to the flash fell from the sky. Unable to see from her vantage

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The Deathworlders – Chapter 52: Autoimmune Part 5

Date Point: 16y2m AV Folctha, Cimbrean, The Far Reaches Julian Etsicitty The house was a mess when Julian got back, which was rare. Nobody in their household was naturally untidy—living on Misfit had driven Allison, Xiù and himself into an ingrained habit of orderliness, and the boys had lived in fear of their father’s belt

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The Deathworlders – Chapter 52: Autoimmune Part 4

Date Point: 16y2m AV Hierarchy/Cabal Joint Communications session #1536 ++Asymptote++: I have bad news. It would seem our new drones are detectable. ++0004++: <Dismay> you’re certain? ++Asymptote++: The force I sent to Cimbrean was captured immediately upon arrival. ++0007++: How? ++Asymptote++: Unclear. The Arutech drones don’t report as concisely as conventional biodrones. The connection is…

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The Deathworlders – Chapter 52: Autoimmune Part 3

Date Point: 16y2m AV The Thinghall, Folctha, Cimbrean, the Far Reaches Gabriel Arés Every civilization needed its icon of executive power. The UK had the black door of Number Ten Downing Street and, somewhere behind it, the Cabinet Room; the USA had the White House, and the Oval Office; Folctha had the Alien Palace. The

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Good Training – Survival Part 1

You may also want to read Pyrophytes in The Deathworlders series. Same story, different angles. Date point: 14y 7d AV Planet Akyawentuo, The Ten’Gewek Protectorate, Near 3Kpc Arm Professor Daniel Hurt “You want me to read it by next week?” Julian mopped the sweat from his face and bounced loosely in place. “What was it

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Rising Titans – Chapter 45

-7 Hours CHRONT THE CANADA “More contacts!” said Arik as she flashed every monitor on the bridge a bright red. Stagg glanced up at the monitor, “How many more?” “I’m counting!” “You’re counting!?” A grainy image of the approaching Empire patrol vessel was quickly displayed, a small box around it. Additional boxes quickly filled the

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The Deathworlders – Chapter 52: Autoimmune Part 2

Date Point: 16y2m AV Alien Quarter, Folctha, Cimbrean, the Far Reaches Nofl Leemu had become unresponsive. Nofl’s quarantine facility had alerted him after the patient had been anomalously still for twenty minutes, and the reason why became obvious upon a quick inspection of the cell: Leemu was sprawled on his back, staring blissfully up at

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The Deathworlders – Chapter 52: Autoimmune Part 1

Date Point: 16y2m AV Alien Quarter, Folctha, Cimbrean, the Far Reaches Nofl Nofl’s lab was spacious, but inevitably finite. When it contained an alarming number of alarmed Humans, not to mention one particularly sculpted canine and a Gaoian brownie who was doing his best not to loom at everyone… well, there were times when Nofl

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The Deathworlders – Chapter 51: Anticlimax Part 5

Date Point: 16y2m AV Folctha, Cimbrean, the Far Reaches Allison Buehler After a lifetime of helicopter parenting, Tristan and Ramsey seemed addicted to every opportunity they could find to do something their mother would have scooted them away from. And who could blame them? Amanda had never managed to get her head around the idea

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Rising Titans – Chapter 44

9 Years, 6 Months, 28 Days After Eridani Landing Deep Space The Russia shuddered again as the engines slowly powered down and the ship slid out of the red blue haze that was the tachyon FTL corridor. James blinked several times trying to clear the haze from his eyes as the regular black background of

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The Deathworlders – Chapter 51: Anticlimax Part 4

Date Point: 16y1m AV Dataspace adjacent to Mrwrki Station Entity The Entity understood the concept of boredom in an academic, abstract way. It could even vaguely summon up Ava’s memories of being bored. But understanding the idea and actually feeling the emotion were two different things. The closest it could get was the sensation of

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The Deathworlders – Chapter 51: Anticlimax Part 3

Date Point: 16y2w AV Air Force One, somewhere over Asia, Earth President Arthur Sartori “…You want to give us a Farthrow generator.” Daar’s image was janky and low-resolution thanks to the vagaries of current wormhole comms, but the audio was a lot clearer now. Technology marched onwards. “It’s loaded up on a train and ready

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Good Training – Pecking Order

13y, 8m AV Operator’s Barracks, HMS Sharman, Folctha, Cimbrean Officer Regaari (Dexter) of Clan Whitecrest “I got an idea, Regaari.” Regaari flicked his ears forward in annoyance. “This again?” “Well, yeah. I gotta win that bet, Cousin!” Regaari duck-nodded wearily. Not long after Daar had received the SACRED STRANGER briefing, he’d sulked off to think

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Good Training – The Champions – Tidying Up

Messier 24 Mission day: 3 Sergeant Daar (Tigger) The third day was always when things settled into routine. Daar didn’t really know why, ‘cuz that was prol’ly some complicated psychology stuff (maybe he should read up?) but he did know how it worked, practically speaking. Daar always pondered morning thoughts like that when he was

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The Deathworlders – Chapter 51: Anticlimax Part 2

Date Point: 16y2w AV Weaver dropship, Gaoian space Sergeant Ian “Hillfoot” Wilde “So in all the excitement, we clean forgot about these things. That’s what you’re telling me.” Champion Meereo made a sound that was half a sigh and half a chitter. “…That’s more-or-less exactly right, yes. We had… well, bigger priorities.” Wilde had to

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Rising Titans – Chapter 43

9 Years, 6 Months, 28 Days After Eridani Landing Bellona “Ready?” asked Alpha from where he sat on top of the Captain’s chair. “I’m good!” said Red from where he sat at the controls for the ship. It hadn’t taken much to convince him to pilot the vessel. James glanced down at his own console

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The Deathworlders – Chapter 51: Anticlimax Part 1

Date Point: 16y AV Yukon–Koyukuk, Alaska, USA, Earth Zane Reid The cold didn’t hurt anymore. At first, it had been like forcing his way through a wall made of knives that cut through his clothes. Zane’s every breath had blinded him as it billowed and steamed in the air, and when he’d experimentally licked his

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The Deathworlders – Chapter 50: Counterattack – Trigger Part 5

Date Point: 16y AV Camp Tebbutt Biodrone Internment Facility, Yukon–Koyukuk, Alaska, USA, Earth Hugh Johnson Snow. Of course, snow in January in Alaska was hardly surprising, and this one threatened to be heavy. At first, Hugh had thought it was probably just an seasonable dusting that’d add a couple of inches to the foot or

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I had made my way through the tournament, but most of my matches had been won by the skin of my teeth, and I had only the advantage of being evolved from a pursuit predator to thank for it. Our great endurance had been the one boon that had kept me going, and I was

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The Deathworlders – Chapter 50: Counterattack – Trigger Part 4

Date Point: 15y 10m 1w AV HMS Violent, Rvzrk System, Domain Space The ground battle churned on for days. That was the problem with Hunters. There was no surrender involved, it was a kill-or-be-killed fight where smashing their will to engage in war simply didn’t achieve enough. Any Hunter left alive would just keep murdering

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Good Training – The Champions – Doom and Gloom Part 4

He awoke to a pleasant smell. “…Eggs?” Hoeff detangled himself from Natalie and the sheets and stumbled towards the kitchen. Daar was busy in front of the comparatively little stove and fridge, humming some terrible Gaoian tune to himself. Seriously, their music was like Chinese opera with extra pain. Some Humans liked it, though…but “atonal”

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Rising Titans – Chapter 42

9 Years, 6 Months, 15 Days After Eridani Landing The [Singer] The explosion hit and [Vann] watched at the lights on the main hologram and different panels flashed a blinding white light, before dying and plunging the entire bridge of the [Singer] into darkness. “What were we supposed to do?” asked someone near the weapons

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Day 1. I’ve made it on board the human trading vessel! They didn’t detect my presence, and I’ve managed to smuggle myself into their engineering bay, and disguised myself within a cluster of cables! My small, serpentine body makes me indistinguishable from a thin, grayish cable, and the Humans won’t notice my existence until it

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The Deathworlders – Chapter 50: Counterattack – Trigger Part 1

Date Point: 15y 10m AV Camp Tebbutt Biodrone Internment Facility, Yukon–Koyukuk, Alaska, USA, Earth Hugh Johnson Camp Tebbutt wasn’t actually a bad place to live, if you didn’t count the fact that it was essentially a prison for innocent victims. Hugh understood why he was there, and why he couldn’t leave… but after eleven years,

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Good Training – The Champions – Doom and Gloom Part 3

Firth Regaari chittered, “It is difficult to imagine you ‘humbled,’ Righteous.” “Heh,” Firth chuckled. “You do know most of my attitude is straight fuckin’ bullshit, right? Adam and John know why.” Regaari looked over at John, who shrugged massively. “He’s a scary dude. Being ridiculous kinda takes the edge off, y’know?” Regaari duck-nodded. He was

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Rising Titans – Chapter 41

9 Years, 6 Months, 13 Days After Eridani Landing Jikse Moving down the hallway Diana paused at the double doors, carefully she moved forwards into it’s threshold and they slid open. A woman in an orange smock looked up from her Comm for a moment, and then going back to look at it did a

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The Good Samaritan

I felt a white-hot pain in my back as I was stabbed. Once, twice and then three times. I fell to the ground clutching my new openings, and for a moment I couldn’t grasp what had just happened. I had walked through an alley as a shortcut back home, and then suddenly someone had grabbed

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The Deathworlders – Chapter 50: Counterattack – Homefront Part 6

Date Point: 15y9m3w AV Mrwrki Station, Erebor System, Unexplored Space Darcy “Does it seem… different to you lately?” “What?” “The Entity. It’s actin’ different, dude, I swear it is.” Darcy sighed and set aside her work as Lewis sat down. She was sitting drinking a Moroccan Mint tea in the station’s rec lounge, with its

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Rising Titans – Chapter 40

9 Years, 6 Months, 13 Days After Eridani Landing Jikse Popping the restraints off of her legs Diana swung herself off of the table, the two class A’s still in their isolation suits were pounding at the door of the room the three of them were in. “It’s out! Open the door!” shouted the man

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Good Training – The Champions – Doom and Gloom Part 2

Master Sergeant Christian (Righteous) Firth The end of the movie came and the ladies were fast asleep and prolly too tired to head home with any comfort. The other bros were asleep, too, and Firth was tangled up with them pretty good. Oh well, both ‘Base and ‘Horse were heavy-ass sleepers and only danger or

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Hell. It’s a completely Human concept. The concept of a realm of eternal torture, to which you are sent depending on the whims of one deity or another, is something only found in Human fiction. And it’s not an isolated occurrence. Almost every human culture since the dawn of humanity itself has had it in

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The Deathworlders – Chapter 50: Counterattack – Homefront Part 4

Date Point: 15y9m2w AV HMS Sharman (HMNB Folctha), Cimbrean, The Far Reaches Senior Master Sergeant Christian (“Righteous”) Firth “Hey, fuckers! Guess what hit the newsstand today!” Adam looked up from his needlework for a second and raised an eyebrow. “Imma guess Coombes’ centerfold spread with Ava?” Firth deflated, somewhat flummoxed that ‘Horse had stolen his

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