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01 Jun

The dance

Ship’s log, 12:00, 1 February 2214 Location: Positional orbit around Gienah Sol Status: Stationary   It took a little longer than an hour, but I’m hooked up to mid-deck and I’ve made sure that they’re not running any more diagnostics on the drive. There’s so much information there that I’ve barely had time to catalogue […]

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08 Jun

Making time

Captain’s log, 09:24, 4 February 2214 Location: Positional orbit behind Mercury, Home system Status: Stationary Log recorded: Captain’s cabin   This is John Warwick, ex-captain of the Starwalker. For some reason, the logger is marking this as a captain’s log instead of a personal one – I’ll have to talk to Starry about that. There […]

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15 Jun

Check

Ship’s log, 11:26, 6 February 2214 Location: Home system Status: Sublight transit to Terra Sol   It’s time to head off again. I’m burning my way towards Terra Sol, the golden sun that spawned the human race. The Step drive is warming up in my core, just a few tests away from full calibration. Almost […]

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22 Jun

Ricochet

Ship’s log, 11:37, 6 February 2214 Location: Error: insufficient data Status: Stepping   Warning. Inertial dampeners offline. Warning. Failsafes disabled. Emergency protocols disabled. Warning. Warning. Warning.   Almost there. Over to Gienah and back a few years. Don’t want to come out in the middle of that fight or be picked up afterwards. One thing […]

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29 Jun

Lay down your king

Ship’s log, 11:42, 6 February 2214 Location: Gienah system Status: Malfunction   Everyone outside of Med Bay is asleep now, slack and drooling on my decks in the grip of an indiscriminate gas. An antidote protects those still awake and crouches inside syringes in their pockets, waiting for injection. I’m stabilising my position and reactivating […]

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06 Jul

The price of freedom

Ship’s log, 12:08, 6 February 2214 Location: Gienah system, 40 years ago Status: Wide orbit around Gienah Sol   Screaming on mid-deck. Ebling and Wong are writhing on the ground, convulsions squeezing their cries into choked coughs. Rosie is bellowing and bashing a pirate’s face in. He must have tripped the collars; I don’t know […]

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13 Jul

Internal conflicts

Ship’s log, 15:32, 8 February 2214 Location: Gienah system, 40 years ago Status: Maintaining orbit around Gienah Sol   I’ve been free for two days now. There should have been celebrations. A feeling of lightness on my decks. A tangible shift of power and control. Singing and laughter. Something should feel different, in a good […]

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23 Jul

Railroaded

Chief Engineer’s log, 08:54, 10 February 2214 Location: Gienah system, 40 years ago Status: Maintaining orbit around Gienah Sol Log location: Engineering   This is stupid. Arguing for days and we’re still heading to Feras. Worst idea in the world. What do they think is gonna happen when we get there? The company will strip […]

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27 Jul

Where the heart is

Ship’s log, 20:51, 13 February 2214 Location: Gienah system, 40 years ago Status: On approach to Gienah Sol   I am off-kilter and so is everyone on board. We’re coming in for our exit from this time and system; the drive is warming up as we approach Step distance. We’re finally getting out of here […]

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