Human day!

“Kiyi! Kiyi! Look!”

The older sister smiled and extended her talon towards the moltling trundling towards her across the smooth stone floor his three legs pattering as moved towards her.

“Yes Oler, I see it,” said Kiyi as she grabbed the moltling in her talons keeping him in place. Oler puffed himself out, looking like nothing more than a ball of feathers, a beak three flailing legs and three waving talons.

“I’m a Human!” exclaimed Oler as he grabbed the mask that was hidden somewhere in his feathers and slipped it on over his face, the cheap plastic covered two of his eyes leaving two more to glare out at his sibling awaiting approval.

Kiyi fluffed her feather in resignation “I can see you’re a Human! You do have a lot of feathers though, I didn’t think they had those!”

The ball of feathers in question wriggled out of his siblings grasp and fell onto the ground, “I don’t have feathers, I have hare! I comb and pile it in different ways as it gets longer!”

To emphasize his point Oler dragged his talons over the top of his head, causing his already messily collected feathers to stick almost straight up. Kiyi grinned, “Oh, there we go. Now you are most definitely a human!”

Oler chirped in happiness, squirmed out of his sister’s grip. Tumbling to the floor the small moltling carefully picked up his third leg and waddled out of the Center room barely keeping his balance on only the two stubby limbs.

“Why can’t you be that cute?” asked Kiyi’s mother watching at her youngest moltling wondered off trilling to himself in merriment.

Kiyi indignantly fluffed her feathers out, “I am 23 mother, and I am fairly certain you have images of me doing far more embarrassing things.”

One of Kiyi’s fathers looked up from the roost in the corner of the room, “We do, but it’s never the same. All grown up like you are we can’t call you cute anymore.”

Kiyi’s other father let out a small whistle, “Well we can call her beautiful. I have heard she is courting no less than four males at the moment.

“All of whom I am sure are far better for her than the two male’s I am stuck with,” muttered Kiyi’s mother glaring at her mates.

Kiyi’s Father glanced at one another, and both wisely decided to say nothing. Any utterances as she was in such a mood would bar them both from the nest for the night leaving them to sleep on the Center room perches.

Kiyi’s mother chirped in annoyance, “Kiyi you are not actually courting four are you? At your age that is likely to lead to ruin, keep yourself to two.”

Kiyi blanched her lower eyes snapping closed in embarrassment, “Mother! That is none of your business! In any case I am not courting four males!”

Kiyi was not going to mention that the number was larger than what her Mother thought, but then she was so old fashioned thinking that anything beyond three Mates was scandalous.

Her Mother glared at her for several longs moment and let out a disgruntled warble, “I don’t need to know, you are right. Now, go make sure your Brother is ready. I have feathers to pull.”

She turned back to the two males in the room who both quickly quelled under her gaze. Kiyi retreated glad her fathers were so understanding and willing to cover for her.

“Oler, are you ready to go!” she squawked backing out of the Center room of the main nest.

Oler popped his head down from one of the higher roosts in the ceiling, “Are we leaving!?”

“In a moment, you need more on than that mask. It is cold today, where is your heat generator?”

The moltling dropped from the high perch to the floor landing in an uncoordinated heap, “I don’t need it!”

Kiyi slowly blinked her four eyes, “Where is it Oler?”

Looking at his sister and seeing something of his mother in that gaze the moltling quickly realized that he was not going to win the argument, “In my nest!”

“Let’s go and get it then, we are going to be leaving as soon as you have it.”

That got the moltling to move, and leaping up to his feet forgetting to pretend he was Human Oler quickly padded on his three peg like feet towards his nest at the end of the room and dove into it, following to ensure he did not become distracted Kiyi watched as he dug about in the synthetic branches and stuffing that was his nest.

Toys, several data pads, and a disturbing amount of food was quickly flung into the center cavity of the nest as Oler searched, flitting from one part of the nest to another in flurries of movement only ever searching one location for a heartbeat before looking in another.


“I have it!” cried the moltling.

Pulling the cylinder out Oler held it up and quickly strapped it to his leg.

Kiyi looked at the mess in the center of the small nest, “First thing when we get home you’re cleaning.”

“When we get home, let’s go!” said Oler ignoring the task for the moment. Bounding forwards the Moltling grabbed at a bunch of Kiyi’s feathers and dragged her back to the Center room.

Kiyi glanced at the few feathers on the floor, and looked at her mother who was slowly preening herself. Both fathers were trading looks with one another looking somewhat bemused at the posturing they had to endure from their mate.

“Are we ready to go?” asked Kiyi’s mother.

“We’re ready!”

“We’re going to see a Human!” chirped Oler.

Settling onto her perch Kiyi put a talon on Oler ensure he remained still, which was an impossible task as he bounced up and down.

“Humans have only two eyes, how do you think they see thing?” asked Oler.

“They seem to get by,” said Kiyi distracted. She was starting to regret volunteering to take her brother forward into the limited closer seats to the stage. Her Mother and Fathers were further back in the stadium, not having to watch a child in the pressing crowd.

“Humans can consume both meat and plants, I think that’s amazing! You could drop one on almost any planet and they would live!” said Older excitedly as he once again pulled the mask over his face.

“Very interesting Oler, now calm yourself! We need to settle in if we want to see the Human!”

Oler’s eyes widened and his feathers went flat. For a brief moment the moltling was absolutely still, before he once again started to bounce up and down with excitement.

Kiyi let out a low keen and tearing her eyes from the moltling looked around the stadium.

It was filled with her species for the most part, but nearer to the stage were several hundred aliens of varying species. Kiyi looked them over, taking in the strangeness of them for several moments.

A low hum blared and a sonic boom echoed over the stadium.

“Humans!” said Oler before anyone else in the vicinity.

The famed drop pod flared its jets, and dropped into the stage with enough force to cause the metal beneath to screech in protest for a moment. Kiyi shied away from the bright flare of the rockets, but Oler ever eager watched.

The metal pod was still for only a moment before the hatch in its front fell away, revealing the small Human who slowly stepped out.

The Human was clad in their customary isolation suit, and raising a soft talon it stepped out of the drop pod its helmet reflecting the light of the day into the crowd.

“Hello!” shouted the human into the microphone.

The crowd let out a cheer.

Squinting through the sunlight Kiyi looked at the Human, it was male as far as she could determine, and old. The skin on it’s face was wrinkled and pockmarked, scars ran down one side of it’s face and the hair was a wispy white. Still, it looked to have the same eagerness Kiyi so often saw in Oler’s eyes.

“I thank you for inviting me to your Human day!”

The crowd let out another cheer that continued for several minutes. Kiyi let herself be swept up in the merriment and joined in shouting. As she did so she continued to observe the human, and determined it was male given the lack of fat deposits on its chest.

The Human raised his hands and slowly lowered them, calming, and quieting the crowd. Oler was now froze in place his eyes locked on the Human.

“When Humanity stumbled on this Confederation, it was a nation only in words and theory. There was no spirit, no cooperation, no comradery. The species of this galaxy were together, but distinct and unchanging. The only times the many species interacted was to expand and contest borders. The only trade being done was raw resources, rocks, minerals, elements. Those were the only things traveling between the stars. The Galaxy was still cold and lifeless, each species only having carved out a larger hole to wither and die in.”

The Human began its speech, and the crowd listened, attention focused on the member of the historic species. The Human stood up straighter then, the wrinkles on the face behind the clear metal tightening lending the face more youth.

“So, we Humanity struck out, we tried to bring the Galaxy together. Humanity was not homogenous, and we saw no reason to be. We took pride in the fact, that although the inhabitants of one planet, of one continent, one city one household to the next, each person was different from another and yet we were still one. The Confederation back then when we were first traveling between the stars did not agree.”

The Human let out a small laugh, “The first great achievement that Humanity counted was the purchasing of a scraped barge from the Geeril. This planet, and it inhabitants were the first species we turned to in the stars to learn about, to try and learn from. We took the scrapped vessel, and pulled every bit of data we could from it. Not just the computer data but everything we could learn from the scratches in the floor and the arrangement of the corridors.”

The Human looked out at the crowd, Kiyi shifted on her feet as the Human’s eyes swept over her. It was disconcerting the way the Humans seemed to lock eyes with an entire crowd even with only one set of eyes.

“We learned that the Geeril were alien, and at the same time familiar. You are not free of war, strife, problems. Like us though you love, care for your families above almost anything else, and want nothing more than to raise children and ensure their lives are better than your own. For three hundred years Humanity learned, collected, and adapted. We tried to share our own culture with others, and what we had learned from other aliens. No one wanted to listen.”

The Human shook his head, causing the wrinkles on his face to move like feathers as he did so.

“It is not an admonishment. When I was a child, Humanity was content to collect and learn, taking in the cultures of a hundred worlds. Some Humans even dedicated entire worlds to the art of cultural replication. We tried to emulate the aliens of the galaxy, we wanted to learn through experience. It was a glorious time for Humanity.”

The Human curled up his soft talon’s in his glove.

“When I was only fifteen, the age between child and adult for Humans the Enemy attacked. The Tauii were wiped out in a day, and made their famous plea to the stars for aide only when the star of their home system was consumed. The Coalition government, apathetic and powerless having never faced a threat even close to that of the Enemy was paralyzed. A million species for the first time trying to work together in a bid to save themselves at the cost of others. Humanity was only another alien voice shouting in the beginning.”

The Human reached into the pocket of his suit and slowly drew out a small black knife. He spun it around in his hand for several moments eyes locked on the weapon.

“Humanity had interacted with as many species as possible, and so we approached the Fer’eyew to try and form a more lasting union. A vicious domineering species, one that respected only power and personal achievement were the Fer’eyew. They are nearly double our height, and if they had any inclination for expansion through space they could have perhaps been just as dangerous as the Enemy. The commander of the now famous Human Marines challenged the Emperor of the Fer’eyew in single combat. The alien was stunned, and seeing us as only small creatures accepted the challenge with a laugh of dismissal.”

The Human flicked the blade down, and it embedded itself in the stage vibrating for a moment.

“Of course, the Emperor was fighting a Marine.”

Kiyi along with the rest of the aliens smiled and a smattering of laughter filtered through the crowd. The prowess of the Human warriors was well known, and nearly unmatched. Although few Marines were Human anymore.

“When he won Commander Voskos had the Fer’eyerw Emperor at knife point, by his own blade. The one you see in front of you, he offered an ultimatum.”

Kiyi’s eyes widened and she looked at the object. It was the knife that had begun it all, if the Human was to be believed.

“Instead of killing the man, and rightfully taking command of the Empire Commander Voskos did something unprecedented in Fer’eyew culture. He helped his opponent up, and offered him more power under the condition he listened to new ideas. Voskos promised the Emperor he and his warriors would never have to want for battle. He promised that they would be able to fight for righteousness against the ultimate foe.”

The Human leaned down and fumbling slightly with the heavy gloves he was wearing pulled the knife out of the stage.

“So, contrary to our fictions the most violent race of aliens we could find besides the Enemy submitted to learn from us.”

The Human put the knife away and pulled out a small wooden branch, one that had several dozen lengths of cloth tied to it.

“Humanity continued this pattern, brining races and species together under our banner. Not by impressing on them our own ideals, but by understanding them to the best of our ability and appealing to that. I at the age of twenty was part of the contingent that negotiated with the Flarion. A princess with spikes, poisonous burrs, and acidic blood gifted me this promissory to seal their allegiance to Humanity after one of my greatest friends sacrificed himself in one of their religious ceremonies to call upon their gods.”

The Human placed the stick on the podium.

“As we gathered species under our banner, and tried to organize every resource we took it upon ourselves to execute the brutal mathematics of war. I do not envy the leaders of Humanity at the time, as we amassed allies and power we willfully ignored billions. We consciously left billions of men, women, and children to be consumed by the Enemy. We tried to save as many as we could, but even so the Galaxy lost nearly five thousand species. Five thousand unique perspectives, entire histories and peoples who now only exist in the libraries of Humanity.”

The Human held the stick up and the cloth on it billowed in the wind.

“The Flarion are among those lost.”

The Human sighed, and the entire stadium was silent for a moment. Stunned by the speech Kiyi nearly fell back onto her haunches. Shaking her head and looking for a distraction she glanced down at Oler, or at least where he was supposed to be. The moltling was absent from his small perch.

Jerking around Kiyi looked for him in the crowd.

“The mathematics of war are brutal, we should not be forgiven for letting those species burn. I can only say that it was the only way we could see to win, and to this day what is left of Humanity regrets it.”

Kiyi straightened up looking for her sibling, barely managing to stop herself from calling out.

“When the Enemy reached this system, we Humanity and the forty thousand species we had allied with, attacked. The warlike, the moderate, and the peaceable. Each fought and served alongside Humanity. The warlike Humans sacrificed and burned in joyous glee with the warrior species. The moderate Humans planned alongside the knowledgeable generals of very army and coordinated support for the army of trillions. The peaceable remained in the background with those who swore never to take a life and healed the injured, cured the sick, and fought to save every life possible.”

The Human drew in a shaky breath.

“I was nearly fifty when this took place. Most Humans who fought were raised alongside the allies of Humanity and were alien themselves, something Humanity took joy in. The Enemy as simple as they were, as powerful as they were only lost due to overconfidence. Trillions died in that battle, and in a last spiteful move the Enemy laid a curse on Humanity. The Human virus.”

The Human tapped at his helmet, “They understood in their last moments what had defeated them, and took revenge. I hesitate to call anything pure evil, but the Enemy is close.”

The Human held up his hand and clenched it after a moment in his suit.

“They took it all away. A virus harmful only to Humanity, lethal within a day. Every species is a carrier, every form of life save our own. We are once again relegated to a single world, outnumber not even a billion out of what was once trillions. The many allies we formed can do nothing but watch, as we lament.”

The Human drew himself up, “As horrible as the virus is, it shows how little the Enemy understood. We have passed along our thoughts, our ideas. Ever since that day of the Enemy’s defeat the people of this galaxy have strived to learn from, and understand one another. You see us as a model, and I tell you with certainty you will surpass Humanity. Do not give up your own ways, but do not hesitate to learn from others. Some ways are better, some worse, all are different and you can at the very least strive to understand. Even if my species should pass into darkness, the spirit of Humanity will not die!”

The Human punched his soft talon into the air and Kiyi now desperately searching the crowd, only half listening to the alien desperate to find her sibling glanced up.

Above the human in the rafters of the stage a familiar ball of feathers and enthusiasm moved, nearly all eyes locked on it with the Humans impromptu pointing.

Kiyi’s feathers went flat in horror, above the human was Oler, his generator one again loose from its strap. The contraption fell, and hit the stage next to the human.

The suited Human paused and looked down, before glancing with the rest of the crowd to stare at the same spot as Kiyi. As if sensing the attention Olen dropped, letting go of the metal beams the moltling plummeted towards the floor. The human quickly stepped under him, and caught the foolish child barely straining to take the molting’s weight.

“Oler!” Kiyi gasped.

The human looked out at her and then back at the small moltling who was staring back at him all four eyes wide.

The guards two large Tell glanced at me and then the Human unsure what to do.

“Well hello, who are you?” asked the human looking at Oler. His words were slightly muffled the speaker in his helmet further away from the microphone, although the entire stadium had gone quite enough it was hardly needed.

“I’m Human!” squeaked Oler.

Kiyi began to push her way through the crowd towards the stage.

“You’re human?”

In response Oler slowly reached up and drew the mask on top of his head down.

The Human chuckled, “It seems you are a Human indeed.”

The Human turned back to the podium, and looking out at the crowd for a moment seemed to come to some sort of decision.

“Oler, what makes you human?”

The moltling ignoring the crowd to stare at the face of the aliens he idolized thought for a moment, “My face?” he pointed to the cheap plastic mask.

“Perhaps, what else?” asked the Human his teeth showing.

Oler let out a low warble that was amplified through the microphone he was almost sitting on. The sound reverberated through the aliens in the stadium. Kiyi still fighting through the crowd to retrieve her brother was almost to the stage.

“I want to know more! I want to learn about things that are strange, and see them for myself!”

“Well then Oler, I have a treat for you.”

Reaching up the human grabbed at his helmet, and before the bodyguards on the sides of the stage could react the human removed it. The stadium which had been quite before was deathly silent as the seals released, and the human lifted the protective helmet away and dropped it to the stage.

Taking Oler’s small talon the Human raised it to his face, Oler let out a low bleat as he felt the Humans wrinkled face.

“You, you, you’re going to die now!” squeaked Oler even as he felt the Human’s skin wonderment still in his voice.

The Human laughed, and he stepped forwards towards the microphone.

“I am old Oler, I remember the times before we had to wear these things. When we were free to explore. The Enemy has only made it more difficult for us, they tried to take away so much. Were we anything but Human we would be bitter for having our dreams ripped away, but it only made the dreams of exploring more arduous.”

Lifting the Moltling up the Human placed the light feathered creature on his shoulder, and turned to the crowd.

“I am old, I cannot bear to be separated from the dream.”

Kiyi was like every other alien frozen now, at the edge of the stage.

Oler his talons going through the human’s hair now looked down into the humans eyes as he looked up, “What do you want to explore?” asked Oler.

“Tell me about your world Oler, show me what your world is like as my last adventure. That way we can both be human.”

The little moltling slowly blinked his four eyes, “Ok. Can my sister help?”

The Human smiled, “I hope so.”


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[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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