Guarded Titans – Chapter 0: C1764 Recap

The Year is 2290.

Recovering from the first truly interplanetary war the Earth and Martian governments feel that it is necessary to disarm one of the deadliest weapons developed by both sides.


All antimatter is given to a cooperative scientific endeavor between the two planets, the Longboat Program.

The result of the program is the Longboat IV, a ship designed by the mathematical savant Dr. Lincoln an Earth Scientist. Piloting the vessel, an Ace pilot from Mars Lieutenant Malcolm. The purpose of the ship and by extension the Longboat Program, is to break the lightspeed barrier by utilizing all remaining antimatter to open an ‘anomaly’ in spacetime.

The Longboat’s initial test flight is successful, the ship traveling from Saturn to Earth in an instant through a void that defies analysis and quantification. The detonation of the kilogram of antimatter that was needed to break the lightspeed barrier for the first time, is detected by an Empire patrol vessel Captained by [Charles].

Aghast at the prospect of a class C species advancing to the point to be able to produce antimatter in such large quantities. Even further horrified at the faster than light technology developed by Humanity, a technology beyond that of the Empire’s capabilities [Charles] breaks protocol and reports his findings directly to the Consul of the Empire.

Dr. Lincoln motivated by the assassination of Lieutenant Malcolm, and his final wish, works to continue the Longboat program and catapult Humanity into the cosmos. The largest hurdle being the production of antimatter, a substance now banned by interplanetary treaty.

Military officials of both Earth and Mars recognizing that the technology will eventually be used, and wishing to not be left behind in its development both surreptitiously support Dr. Lincoln’s development of the faster than light propulsion technology, bypassing the politicians.

A Martian General Ulrich, and the organized crime contacts he has on the Martian Space Station are helpful for the further development of the Longboat program and its goals. Janus the leader of the criminal network’s only demand for her help is that Diana, her daughter be included on the first extra-solar colony. The ship to be constructed within the clandestine Martian shipyards will be named the Ark.

To ensure that the first extra-solar colony is given the best opportunity to flourish, Dr. Lincoln quietly gives the Earth Battleship Yamato the plans to the antimatter faster than light drive and enough antimatter to scout several star systems. The engineers of the Yamato, Ben and Megan are easily able to install the device and the ship makes the first Faster than light jump to another star system. Epsilon Eridani.

Consul [Marcus] the leader of the Empire in the stead of the young Emperor believes C1764’s faster than light technology, which is far superior to the Empire’s technology that only allows travel between two tachyons beacons moves the elimination of species C1764 forwards in the schedule. Class C races are undeserving of life, and must be eliminated. They are a deviance from the Seed.

To facilitate this, and not wanting the Human antimatter engine to fall into another’s hands [Marcus] tasks [Charles] with the acquisition of the technology and the elimination of C1764. He provides the ancient testbed vessel, the [Singer] as well as the experimental bioweapon Hygonix.

Scouting the Epsilon Eridani system, the Yamato finds one candidate that could serve as a colony world for the Ark. Making the return antimatter jump back to Sol, the captain of the ship reports his findings to the upper echelons of both militaries on Earth and Mars.

Data on the performance of the antimatter drive is given to Dr. Lincoln and she improves upon the implementations. Further reducing the amount of antimatter needed for a human faster than light vessel to perform a jump.

Returning to the Sol system [Charles] and the [Singer] utilize an experimental cloaking technology to observe C1764 and wait for the opportunity to acquire the antimatter engine technology.

Having repaired an old ‘decommissioned’ particle accelerator with the aid of General Urich and the men under his command Dr. Lincoln produces several grams of antimatter.

[Charles] seeing and opportunity to acquire the C1764 technology, moves in and attacks a space station in orbit of the Moon to acquire the prototype Longboat IV which is being moved in for permanent display on the construct.

The attack is swift, and brutal.

Within only minutes the entire Lunar fleet, which had defended Earth’s moon and the station throughout the entire Earth-Mars war is destroyed. Human kinetic weapons are completely nullified by the [Singer]’s energy shields, and the plasma based weapons of the [Singer] cleanly slice through Human vessels. VIP’s accompanied by several Special Operations operatives manage to escape on a basic shuttle.

The [Singer] moves in to claim the Longboat IV and launches the Hygonix weapon. The Earth defense fleets move in to engage the alien vessel. Space combat alternates between slow and blazingly fast, the distances and energies involved so large between any objects in space.

The Hygonix exterminates those species which do not meet the Empire’s approval. Within minutes of detonating within the Earth’s atmosphere all Humans on their home planet’s surface are dead. Only those within sealed environments and suits survive.

Receiving the first communications from Earth on a patrol route near Jupiter, and nearly an hour behind the attack due to lightspeed lag, the Captain of the Yamato decides to jump the Yamato into the Lunar orbit, only in time to witness the final deaths on Earth and the decimation of the Earth defense fleets.

Listening to the recommendations of the escaping VIP’s the Yamato fires on, and destroys the Longboat IV. Unwilling to destroy another example of the C1764 antimatter engine technology [Charles] does not destroy the Yamato. The remaining Earth leadership orders a retreat to Mars.

Unwilling to be bogged down by the need for secrecy, or political bureaucracy Dr. Lincoln with the support of the remaining Martian and Earth militaries makes a proposal to the Martian government. The Ark will launch should the Human race not be able to defeat the alien threat. Modifying the equations, the Ark will utilize, other ships flying in formation with the Ark will be able to make the jump as well and escape.

Reaching the planet that C1764 had retreated to [Charles] contacts the creatures and demands they hand over the antimatter engine technology.

Humanity refuses, and attacks.

The entirety of the Martian fleet, the entirety of the remaining Earth fleet, all pour kinetic fire and nuclear energy onto the [Singer]. The largest gun ever constructed, the Phobos cannon is brought to bear and fires on the [Singer].

Absorbing all the attacks, and with the shields beginning to buckle the [Singer] begins to carve into the Human armada. With each blast from her main weapon a dozen ships are cut in two and disabled.

Desperate, the Gatekeeper, leader of the Martian criminal syndicates cuts the cables of her space elevator and flings her Station into the heard to the battle. Composed of old thick hulled modules and an asteroid the sacrifice of the Station provides the Human attackers with cover to fire from.

The Ark, and her accompanying fleet begin to accelerate away from Mars to make the antimatter jump. Ben and Megan the engineers from the Yamato and the most experienced with the antimatter technology aboard to ensure its success.

Finished destroying the Human armada, the [Singer] turns towards the Ark determined to acquire the antimatter engine technology.

The Yamato, one of the few remaining ships sacrifices herself with all hands by performing an antimatter jump directly into the [Singer]. The displacement of energy and matter, shears off a third of the ancient vessel disabling but not killing her.

Defeated, humiliated, [Charles] breaks protocol and calls for reinforcements. The three Imperial ships set their targets on Mars.

The Ark jumps with her accompanying fleet, soon to be all that remains of Humanity to the Epsilon Eridani system. There the survivors land on the one small moon that will be the home of Humanity.

General Ulrich hunkers down in the largest of the Martian Bunkers desperate to protect those few people he still commands. Dr. Lincoln, unwilling to wait for Humanity to once again be at a point to utilize her mathematics and worried about the side effects of the antimatter faster than light travel she is suffering from, kills her Martian escort, and recreates the CERN incident with the particle accelerator she repaired.

Blasted into ‘nothingness’ that her antimatter engines force vessels through Dr. Lincoln sends instructions to Epsilon Eridani 10.5 Ly away for her recovery.

Life with an Alien Girlfriend

The Year is 2020.

Rouge, a Vakurian escapes the Extermination of her planet by the Empire on a stolen shuttle. Believing the rest of her people dead, she runs along random tachyon corridors eventually arriving in the Sol system. The remaining C950 in far larger stolen ships form the Valiant fleet and begin to roam the outskirts of the Empire.

Desperate to feel normal, and developing a kinship with Humanity from high orbit Rouge hides her ‘alien’ features, catlike ears on the side of her head, a small pheromone spike on the back of her neck, poor night vision, and green blood lands on the planet. Her stolen shuttle is inserted into lunar orbit.

Integrating into Human society, but alone Rouge falls in love with a Human biochemist Jon.

He quickly discovers her alien origin, and creates a counteragent to the pheromone she is releasing that would make him more receptive to her suggestions. Falling in love with her, Jon learns of the Vakurian history.

Racist to a degree never seen on Earth, the Vakurian people only ever fell into groups of identical hair color. Within years of discovering the atomic bomb, the Vakurian home world was in a nuclear winter. Population reduced, barely surviving the species was brought together and slowly began to rebuild.

The Empire attacked with ground forces, and the Vakurian stole their ships desperate to survive and unwilling to die after all they had endured.

Rouge and Jon falling more in love with one another are married in 2021.

The two live together on Earth, normal people content with their lives. The years of their marriage are marked by another scratch in the traditional Vakurian armbands.

In 2035 Rouge with modified Empire equipment detects a message from her people. Torn over the decision to leave Earth, Jon promises to accompany her and live with her people.

The two board the stolen Empire shuttle and leave Earth, tracking the signal towards Rouge’s people.

Instead they stumble across an Imperial patrol vessel, and their tachyon faster than light systems are damaged beyond repair.

Unable to reach the Vakurian fleet or any other planet, and stranded in deep space the two record a final message and die together in one another’s arms.

The Valiant Few

283 years after being forced off their planet by the Empire, and 8 years after Humanity was forced off their own the Valiant fleet stumbled upon the damaged shuttle. Finding the bodies of Rouge and Jon, the Vakurian discover Humanity.

Ranlin, the Vakurian who found the shuttle and studied the data and history on it from the two lovers convinces the Council to allow a ship to investigate humanity.

Finding the Earth ravaged, and evidence of the Hygonix weapon the Vakurian’s slowly investigate the rest of the Sol system looking for Humanity, transmitting messages out in every direction stating their intentions and want for allies. On the surface of the moon, a single squad of Earth ground forces and a single civilian contractor Allen watch the alien ship from the safety of a decommissioned installation.

Allen, desperate to leave the Moon before food stores are exhausted ignores the others on the base with him and contacts the Valiant. Meeting the aliens on the surface of the moon, and Ranlin specifically Allen gives them information on what had happened to Humanity, and asks them to investigate the last location the moon base had contact with. The Phobos cannon.

The military personnel of the Moon base detecting a strange chemical on Allen, and not wishing to interact with the aliens lock down the base with Allen outside. With no other chance at survival, Allen boards the Valiant.

Investigating the Phobos cannon, the Valiant discovers that the communication systems failed and created the communication blackout with the Moon base. The crew of the Phobos cannon, had been unable to repair it all their resources going into the repair of the cannon itself.

The interaction between the Valiant and the Phobos personnel is interrupted as an Empire patrol vessel moves into the system. Edie the commander of the Phobos installation hides the Valiant in the radiation of the backup fission generators on the small moon’s surface.

The patrol vessel spots the Valiant, and to give the vessel the time to escape from Mart orbit three members of the Phobos team remain behind and fire the cannon once again. Barely repaired in the near decade since the Singer first fired on it the gun only manages to fire once disabling the surprised Empire vessel.

The Valiant escapes, the Phobos cannon self-destructs, and the Empire patrol vessel turns its sights on the last transmitting location in the Sol system. The Moon.

Rising Titans

9 Years after escaping the Empire attack on Sol Humanity has created a base in the Epsilon Eridani on the icy moon of Bellona.

Ben and Megan, the engineers from the Yamato now the lead engineers on the colony have constructed a defensive space station in orbit of Bellona, the Fort. The most recently completed project however is the Canada. A ship based off the Yamato in many respects but improved on with alien technology taken from a fighter that was downed over the moon during the Earth attack. Improvements to counter the Empire’s shield technology.

Diana, having been in training along with most of the youth of Humanity is selected to crew the Canada commanded by Captain Stagg. Ben and Megan petition for the pseudo-AI Arik to be moved onto the ship as well. Her body and nervous system destroyed by malfunctioning medical nano-machines she lives on as a brain in a box.

The Canada launches into the Empire, utilizing a Human copy of the Empire faster than light technology. Ben and Megan watching the departure from orbit are put into a desperate situation as their shuttle fails on re-entry with Bellona’s atmosphere and their shuttle crash lands in the ice.

The young Emperor [Vann] who has returned to the Home World after accepting the surrender of another class B race begins to delve more deeply into the politics of his own world, curious as to why Consul [Marcus] wants to continue increasing military funding despite the relative peace of the Empire. The last civil war having been in his Fathers time.

Captain [Charles] of the Singer is a drunk, living out his days only interacting with his class B assistant [Yuka].

Stuck in the ice, Ben has placed emergency tourniquets on both of Megan’s legs to stem the bleeding. Trying to get out of the shuttle, and find help the two disturb a nest. Small creatures, about the size of ancient compact discs with six legs and leathery skin, beady eyes, and an overall ugly appearance drop into the damaged shuttle.

Unsure what to make of the creatures, the two engineers hesitantly test for intelligence tapping out the first three prime numbers. The small creatures respond, tapping out the next three in the sequence as they continue to emit high pitched and unintelligible squeaks. Ben shares food with the small creatures, which they devour in moments.

Ben and Megan contact the colony and are rescued. The ‘Squeaks’ follow Ben and Megan back to the colony, and after a tense standoff as thousands of the creatures erupt from the ground around the single remaining Human colony Ben is able to broker peace, something the creatures seem to want.

The ‘Squeaks’ of Tanuin as they have named themselves manage to communicate with Humanities leadership council. They negotiate for peace, and beg for assistance revealing that thousands of years ago the Empire attacked them. Humanity agrees to help the odd creatures, and both begin to work towards their common goal.


On the Empire Home World, a research center outside the capital detonates killing several hundred people. Emperor [Vann] distressed over the catastrophe goes to Consul [Marcus] demanding answers. The Consul reluctantly reveals the danger of C1764, and the antimatter engine they created. Unable to conceive of a class C species being a threat to the Empire at large [Vann] accepts [Marcus]’s explanation, and begins his own investigation into the Consul’s activities.

Following a lead from the first vessel they encounter the Canada travels to Jikse, an outer world of the Empire with only one barely developed city on its surface.

Diana and her investigation team discover several things. The outer planets of the Empire are ruled by class A governor’s, but most of the population is class B by a wide margin. All the Empire’s technology is an amalgamation of hundreds of different subjugated species technologies.

Discovering that most of the people in the Empire who had even a passing association with C1764 had disappeared under mysterious circumstances [Vann] contacts and meets with [Charles]. The old, drunk Captain relates a warning to the young Emperor about the class C and Species C1764 specifically.

He remembers his own ordeal, with the species while conquering Mars. Assaulting the surface, falling into a trap, and being held as a prisoner amongst the class C. He was allowed limited access to the Bunker, and began to associate with the only class C who would deign to interact with him. Emily, the head Doctor in the Bunker. A woman who looks remarkably like his aide [Yuka]. [Charles] also develops a fondness for Martian potato vodka.

Following the recommendation of [Charles], [Vann] takes the Empire’s flagship to the last known disturbance closest to where the C1764 planet was. They stumble on the Canada in orbit of Jikse, looking as if it has attacked an Imperial patrol vessel. Aiding in the attack, and wanting prisoners to interrogate about the antimatter engine technology.

The shuttle Diana is on is attacked, she and the other members of her squad crash land on Jikse. Diana manages to escape the searching patrols; one member of her squad is killed and another Megan is captured. The Canada is forced to make a retreat from the planet leaving Diana behind.

In the retreat, the Canada damaged the Imperial flagship by utilizing the Ace in the Hole technology that Ben and Megan developed to counter the Empire technology, a method which disables the shields of nearby ships altogether. Human weapons then easily pierce the thin hulls of the Empire vessels.

Ben on the Bellona colony manages to convince the Human Council to allow the Tanuin to help with ship construction to speed up all aspects of it. Alpha the leader of the Tanuin becomes friends with the engineers.

Derrick and Arik, recovering from the battle with the Empire recognize and inform Captain Stagg of a critical design flaw with the Canada. The ship, built to absorb and disperse the Empire’s energy weapon assaults is absorbing far too much thermal energy in battle. If encounters go longer than only a few minutes the Canada will literally melt.

[Vann] is recalled to the Home World, and [Marcus] reprimands him for his failings with the Imperial and the damage he incurred with the C1764 encounter.

[Charles] recalls the final days he spent on Mars, as the prisoner to the C1764. The Humans. Forced to live among them, live with the consequences of his atrocities, and look at his own people with a more critical eye. Seeing the Empire for what it is, and what men like the Consul use the species classification system for [Charles] comes to terms with the face that he killed over 10 billion people. Watching as the Human’s make a last stand against the Empire forces. Towards the end, [Charles] watches his only Human friend Emily die in front of him. Acquiring the detonator for Huminites failsafe, [Charles] uses it. only for the device to fail.

The Fort where the second Human ship is being constructed suffers’ a malfunction, in a similar manner to the one that Ben and Megan’s shuttle suffered. All the air is evacuated from the Fort drydock. Several people without suits on die, and the Tanuin helping with construction although able to survive the atmosphere go insane in a vacuum. A single Tanuin is composed of many bodies, of one mind. The communication between them vocal and necessary. Without those connections, the Tanuin became violently feral.

On the planet Jikse, Diana following in the path of her Mother begins to take control of the criminal element. The class B of the Empire are childish at best regarding crime, their approach the human equivalent of street crime. The only competition comes from what Diana suspects is an original class C from Jikse. An alien with green blood, and cat-like ears on the side of their head.

Alpha trying to find the underlying cause of the events that led to the accident on the Fort breaks into the Human command center, and is attacked. His mind partially fractures, and his bodies scatter over the Human base incoherent.

The Canada successfully attacks two small Empire vessels, Arik rips data from their computer cores searching for additional information on the Empire. She discovers that the next Species on the Extermination list will be targeted within the next few months. Species C1803.

[Charles] accompanies [Vann] as he interrogates the Human prisoners captured on Jikse. [Vann] attempts to get retrieve actionable intel from the creatures, while [Charles] attempts to make the young Emperor see them as a threat. He will never see them as people, they are class C. [Charles] only sees them as people, after killing billions of them and being given compassion by one.

Soon after one of the Human prisoner’s escapes, and [Marcus] seeing this as an opportunity to continue painting [Vann] as incompetent strips him of his command for the Imperial relegating him back into the classical roles of the Emperor. Stuck in his palace [Vann] survives an attack from C1764 like creatures bearing Lunar base insignia. [Charles] is quick to comment on the fact that the attack was crude, and the sniper shots that nearly hit [Vann] were deliberately missing.

Ben continuing to investigate the mysterious computer virus that downed his shuttle, and damaged the drydocks is forced to hijack the Russia. The sister ship of the Canada to prevent its nuclear arsenal from detonating in the Fort. In the process, he is exposed to an acute 14,000 rads of radiation. A terminal amount by far.

The Canada travels to the C1803 Home world Chront, and begins to negotiate with the species that is at a 1980’s like level of technology for assistance in defending their home world. Politically divided, the C1803 only band together due to the external threat of the Empire. The help they can provide includes the manufacturing of magnetic coils to extend the Ace field, as well as nukes.

[Vann] willing to accept a demotion to continue his investigation into C1764 and the interests that [Marucs] has in them is given command of the ancient [Singer]. [Charles] confronts [Vann] asking him about the species classification system. [Vann] accepts that the class C can be a threat, one he will not underestimate like [Marcus]. He reiterates his intention to avoid becoming a politician, and be an Emperor who serves the people of the Empire. If anything threatens his people, it will be exterminated.

One of the Human councilors is found to be responsible for the Computer virus on Bellona, General Yan. Further investigation leads to a laboratory where experiments on Alpha, and two brains much like Arik’s have been performed. The virus is old enough, that it affects the Canada. All resources are shifted towards finishing the Russia quickly so that the ship can launch to save the Canada.

Ben dies from radiation exposure.

Diana learns of the other Class C on Jikse. Species C950. Ignoring their convoluted and reactionary plans to attack the Empire Diana plans to steal the resources they have collected over several years. A collection including several grams of antimatter. Something Humanity has not been able to produce since escaping Sol. She is called a monster by the other class C, Sek. An insult Diana takes as a compliment.

Diana eventually manages to steal Sek’s shuttle, by offering herself up as a distraction while her class B associated [Orin] and [Hal] steal and launch the shuttle containing all the materials Sek had stolen over the years into deep space. In the process she is injured, and barely escaping Sek is dropped off at an Empire clinic by [Orin] and [Hal] barely surviving her injuries.

Examined and determined to be a class C by the Empire physicians, Diana quickly escapes from the hapless scientists. Sek wishing to re-acquire his lost shuttle attacks the hospital Diana is in as she escapes from the Empire. Escaping with her class B Diana crash lands outside the perimeter of the only Jikse city in the deep jungle.

Derrick on Chront with the C1803 continues to prepare them for the Empire invasion. Even with that preparation, the Humans and ‘Seninon’ are not hopeful of their success. Desperate, Arik and the Canada send out a distress message to all points in the Empire looking for help in any form.

Onboard the [Singer] [Vann] continues to run through insane scenarios that C1764 would employ.

The Russia launches from the Fort, with James an Earth special forces veteran as Captain, and Alpha as second in command. Megan is running engineering. They are given three months to find the Canada and return to Bellona when an Empire FTL beacon will be activated for five seconds. The ship quickly stumbled on the shuttle that Diana stole and the antimatter it had in storage.

After running through another series of drills on class C tactics and the C1764 antimatter engine in combat [Vann] is preparing to leave the Home World aboard once again the [Singer], this time under the command of Admiral [Meral]. An admiral who has been friends with [Marcus] for his entire career. The Fleet moves towards Chront to eliminate the C1764 and C1803.

Edie now in command of the Vakurian ship, Valiant receives the distress message from the Canada. The oldest allies of Humanity quickly move to their aide with two ships of the fleet.

On the planet Jikse, Diana watches in horror as the Empire launches an attack on the single remaining city from orbit. Empire broadcasts point to class C as the culprits. Sek, still chasing her pursues her through the jungles of his home world. Diana gets the drop on the Vakurian and his wife, killing the both with little preamble. She, with [Orin] and [Hal] then leaves Jikse aboard a shuttle as the city falls apart around them.

The Seninon attempt to negotiate with the Empire to no avail.

[Vann] urges the Admiral not to attack, looking at the lone C1764 ship and suspicious of a trap. They were class C, but not idiotic. He disobeys orders and hangs back as [Meral]’s fleet begins the assault.

The Russia, and Valiant, and Spite arrive in the Chront system in time to help the Canada defend the planet. Activating the Ace device, and antimatter jumps the class C are quickly able to turn the tables on the overconfident Empire forces. Admiral [Meral]’s bridge is cut off of his ship and dumped in the Chront ocean by the Russia.

Rallying the Empire forces, [Vann] adjusts the battle strategy to match and counter the antimatter engine as well as the Ace device. He begins a retreat, wishing to protect his people, and recover from [Meral]’s blunder.

After the first Canada antimatter jump during the battle, Arik went offline. Derrick was unable to attend to her as the Canada crash lands on Chront due to battle damage.

The Empire in full retreat, the Russia moved towards the tachyon beacon in the outer system to disable it, all other ships in the system shutting down their own to ensure the Empire has no vector to jump back on.

The Humans, Tanuin, Vakurian, and Senion for the first time sit down at the same table. Weary and battle worn they begin to make an alliance.

Diana sets course for Olyn, the criminal Hub of the Empire.

[Charles] is startled awake as the Human captive who had escaped breaks into his home.

[Marcus] contacts the scientists in the Sol system who have begun to experiment with a C1764 embryo that was found in the remnants of the Station. The C1764 genome, is far more mutable than any other Seed species.

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Date point: 14y 9m 1d AV Planet Akyawentuo, The Ten’Gewek Protectorate, Near 3Kpc Arm Meeting of Given-Men Yan Given-Man “When will Jooyun return and take the Rite of Manhood?” Yan mopped some of the sweat from his crest and loosened up his crushing grip on his challengers. “Soon,” he said confidently. “Soon.” Fall was almost

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Causal Results – Chapter 4

Species C543 System 4 Years 2 months 23 days Before C1764 FTL Jump “Ma’am.” [Sil] tried to turn away from the noise and tried to remain in the blissful realm of unconsciousness. “Ma’am!” [Sil] forced her eyes open and let out a low groan of pain. [Fred] was next to her on the ground, her

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Good Training – Survival Part 8

Date point: 14y 9m 1d AV Total Combat Fitness, southwest Folctha, Cimbrean Mid-morning Dr. Marc Tisdale Marc was, at heart, a gentle man. He had love for most everyone he met and refused to hold anger for anyone or anything unless they had truly, irrevocably earned it. That said, he was still a man and

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Causal Results – Chapter 3

Species C543 System 4 Years 2 months 27 days Before C1764 FTL Jump [Sil] looked at the controls for the pod and slowly shook her head, “This is not good.” [Fred] only able to operate because of the minimal effort needed to move around in zero-g drifted forwards, “I would agree, but what is the

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The Deathworlders – Chapter 56: Dataquake Part 5

Date Point: 16y3m1w Memorial Concourse, Old Commune of the Clan of Females, City of Wi Kao, Planet Gao Mother Shoua There were days when Shoua missed the old commune, at the other end of the city. The new commune was larger, more modern and much more secure of course but… …But the old one had

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The Deathworlders – Chapter 56: Dataquake Part 4

Date Point: 16y3m1w Folctha, Cimbrean, the Far Reaches Ramsey Buehler Ramsey didn’t think he’d ever get used to being one of the cool kids at school. Actually, just going to school was kinda weird after all the home schooling he and Tristan had had back on Earth, but whenever he and his brother had got

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Henosis – Chapter 4

“Hey, that’s my suit!” A naked Gaoian fell on the Hunter from the tree above, landing on the sextupedal predator’s back. The impact was enough to stagger the creature, and Keegi was nearly thrown off. The claws of one paw extended, sinking into the Hunter’s glossy flesh as he held on as hard as he

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The Deathworlders – Chapter 56: Dataquake Part 3

Date Point: 16y3m6d HMS Sharman (HMNB Folctha), Cimbrean, the Far Reaches Technical Sergeant Adam “Warhorse” Arés “Firth, I gotta ask ‘ya something.” Per Colonel Powell’s standing orders, they had the rest of the day off for individual training time after a mission. Adam always took maximum advantage, but some of the other operators might use

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Causal Results – Chapter 2

First Landing Earth, Florida, Launch pad 39A April 12, 2033 “Ignition Sequence start, five, four, three, two, one, lift off!” The crowds several miles away from the historic launch pad watched as the craft slowly began to move up into the atmosphere. Almost an homage to the craft that had taken Humans to the moon

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Good Training – Survival Part 7

Date point: 14y 8m 2w 2d AV The Dog House, Folctha, Cimbrean Late afternoon Julian Etsicitty Agony. If Adam had a singular talent that stood out, it would have to be his supernatural ability to give his training victims some very dramatic results by inflicting insane amounts of pain. Julian both dreaded and eagerly anticipated

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Henosis – Chapter 3

Virtrew had been relaxing in the starboard docking array. He’d been feeling inspired and creative for the past ten-day… it was too late to alter the structure of the current station, but he had ideas for the next. He was off-shift, so he’d picked up his data tablet, a bowl full of Vzk’tk salad, and

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The Deathworlders – Chapter 56: Dataquake Part 2

Date Point: 16y3m6d η Ithacae, 94.9° 12-GERBER-UNARY G2V III, “Heafield” Technical Sergeant Adam “Warhorse” Arés Every now and then, Adam had a day where every little thing went so well and he found himself firing on all cylinders so perfectly, he could feel right in his big ol’ slab of a chest that exact same

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The Deathworlders – Chapter 56: Dataquake Part 1

Date Point: 16y3m5d AV Hierarchy/Cabal Joint Communications session #1772 ++0010++: Proximal’s continued absence is a source of concern, and investigating has been forced to take a low priority by other operations. His last known activity was in an Irujzen-1-adjacent sub-lucid volume. ++0004++: Irujzen? Why was he all the way out there? That’s a backwater! ++0022++:

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Henosis – Chapter 2

The mess hall on the station was a cavernous space on one of the mid-decks in the core, overlooking the long central shaft. It was a temporary arrangement… once the station was near-complete, a merchant or restaurateur would be enticed into setting up a proper dining area, whereupon the space would be converted in whatever

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The Deathworlders – Chapter 55: Reinvention Part 5

Date Point: 16y3m5d AV Planet Rauwryhr, The Rauwryhr Republic, Perseus Arm Ambassador Sir Patrick Knight Rauwran Great Trees were… They were quite a thing to behold. Each one was as thick around at the base as a cricket ground, and soared up and up and up until their canopy was an invisible dark haze high

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Henosis – Chapter 1

[2yr 1m AV] Trrkitzzkt L’tr’brtrk’tr quietly filed away the video files of the interviews he’d completed, queuing a copy to be sent via the station’s normal data exchange to his personal archive, in addition to the backup copy he kept on his personal data tablet. Both were encrypted with the strongest algorithms the investigator had

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Causal Results – Chapter 1

Dorvakian Home World 4 Years 3 months 8 days Before C1764 FTL Jump Looking across the grounds for several moment’s Silnersalkara tapped the table in front of her. The data controls embedded in the device quickly shut off and the hologram above its surface died. “Kermarcus, I’m aware of the situation. The opposition’s been attempting

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The Deathworlders – Chapter 55: Reinvention Part 4

Date Point: 16y3m AV Planet Akyawentuo, Ten’Gewek Protectorate, Near 3Kpc Arm Yan Given-Man “I like these Core-tie.” “You do? Why the change of heart?” When the ‘del-a-gay-shun’ had returned, there was of course much eagerness to learn the news. Yan was very happy to tell everyone they would be getting vack-seens from the Core-tie as

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Good Training – Survival Part 6

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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Good Training – April Fool’s

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

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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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