Gold Coast: Chapter 6-A

Feb 16th, 2011 | By

And the Of Part A “Brys, Let’s Talk.” “Yes, Snow? What is on your mind?” The young woman lay back on the long couch in silence for several seconds before letting out a long, soft sigh. “That’s a rather complicated question, friend. And a rather more complicated answer.” “My comparative logic routines are quite capable.
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Gold Coast: Chapter 5-A

Feb 14th, 2011 | By

Breaths and Whispers Part A The following 3 hexes passed easily. The rooms of the hospital wing slowly emptied; their occupants returning to as normal a life as they could. Many of the last patients–those who had required regeneration–were under the care of Raven now. He and his staff guided their progress, helping them to
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Gold Coast: Chapter 4-D

Feb 8th, 2011 | By

Pebble in the Sky Part D With her ‘claimers emptied, and her stocks recharged, Lisha finally took the time to relax. She had entered I-space at low C, but had compensated with a higher field angle. Still, the trip to this new station would take over 2 full hexes. Two hexes in which to file
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Gold Coast: Chapter 4-C

Jan 28th, 2011 | By

Pebble in the Sky Part C Lisha floated in the light of the read-out screens. The bridge hummed quietly with the sound of electricity; the recycled air sighed softly through the vents behind her. A gentle beep counted off the seconds; seconds which it took to work through the ascending levels of access and descending
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Gold Coast: Chapter 4-B

Jan 27th, 2011 | By

Pebble in the Sky Part B 1.5 hours later, Lisha was aboard the Pebble. The ship was a standard Guild prospector’s ship; a misshapen snowman in space. Four spheres tied together in a line formed its entirety. At the front a 5 meter sphere held the bridge. Unlike traditional ships, there was no captain’s chair.
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Gold Coast: Chapter 4-A

Jan 26th, 2011 | By

Pebble in the Sky Part A Lisha drifted slowly towards the Pebble; naked in the vacuum of free-space. Normally, this was her favorite part of the job; the long trajectories between stones. She’d only been out for 5 hexes, and resented having to go back so soon. Her ‘claimers were still good for 3 hexes–plus
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Gold Coast: Chapter 3-E

Jan 19th, 2011 | By

A Day and a Life Part E “Good evening, Captain. Please, have a seat.” “Thank you, Doctor. I just wanted to thank you personally for what you did yesterday. I realize that by openly contacting the Dragonfly as you did, and linking yourself to her captain, you have placed yourself in a …delicate situation.” “As
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Gold Coast: Chapter 3-D

Jan 18th, 2011 | By

A Day and a Life Part D The next 20 minutes were quiet for Aerowyn. Through her office windows she absently watched as the doctors and staff of the fourth shift began to filter in. Throughout the rest of the medical wing, much more of the same was happening. Doctors, nurses, and technicians wandered in
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Gold Coast: Chapter 3-C

Jan 17th, 2011 | By

A Day and a Life Part C At last, Aerowyn slumped into the plush chair behind her desk. Damon had sent word ahead, and had a fresh pot of tea and a sandwich waiting for her. She smiled to herself, realizing again how much she depended on her second. She relaxed into her chair, a
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Gold Coast: Chapter 3-B

Jan 16th, 2011 | By

A Day and a Life Part B “Being a little presumptive with your assumption of power, aren’t you, Dr. Saba?” The tall Hrazelle looked up from behind his desk to see the chief medical officer standing in the doorway. He glanced briefly at the clock in the corner of his terminal screen. It was almost
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