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29 Feb

The loyalty of pawns

Ship’s log, 22:19, 14 March 2214 Location: 8 light-minutes from Terra Sol, Home System Status: Sublight transit   I’m currently fleeing from the expanding debris cloud of an exploded courier ship with her only surviving crew in my cargo bay. My non-security personnel are hurrying for escape pods because one of those picked-up people is […]

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07 Mar

Flare

Ship’s log, 22:37, 14 March 2214 Location: 8 light-minutes from Terra Sol, Home System Status: Sublight transit   Kess asked to talk to Cirilli and now the scientist is here. The two of them are looking at each other, sizing and weighing. If they were dogs, they’d be sniffing each other’s butts right now. If […]

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14 Mar

Logic bomb

Ship’s log, 22:42, 14 March 2214 Location: 8 light-minutes from Terra Sol, Home System Status: Sublight transit   Location: Cargo Bay 3 CIRILLI: (focussed on Kess, frowning) You’ve spent fourty years blaming me and my project for this. How can we have caused what was already there when we started? STARRY: (staring at Cirilli and […]

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21 Mar

Trusting strangers

Captain’s log, 20:37, 15 March 2214 Location: Wide orbit near Earth Moonbase, Home System Status: Stationary and powered down   This is Captain Warwick reporting. I wish I had better things to enter into this report. My ship is disabled, all of her major systems offline. Monaghan says there’s severe hardware damage but he assures […]

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28 Mar

Coma ship

Chief Engineer’s log, 22:19, 16 March 2214 Location: Wide orbit near Earth Moonbase, Home System Status: Stationary and powered down   I swear, if one more person comes down here asking how things are going with Starry, I’m going to fix them. With a wrench. I’m going as fast as I can. Do they think […]

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05 Apr

Black glass

Chief Engineer’s log, 06:03, 18 March 2214 Location: Wide orbit near Earth Moonbase, Home System Status: Stationary and powered down Log location: Engineering   I was supposed to do this last night, but one of the little shits dosed me. Waldo, or Casper, or maybe Byte. The drones might be brain-challenged while Starry is asleep, […]

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12 Apr

Reintegration

Chief Engineer’s log, 13:47, 18 March 2214 Location: Wide orbit near Earth Moonbase, Home System Status: Stationary and powered down Log location: Neural link from Engineering immersion chair A to internal ship systems, nexus 38871-H83MW   (Elliott is walking the circuits again with a blob of light following high over his head. Black glass surfaces […]

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18 Apr

Resurrection

Ship’s log, 18:04, 18 March 2214 Location: Wide orbit near Earth Moonbase, Home System Status: Stationary and powered down   Initialising… Initialising… Initialising…   Power cores online. Emergency power online. Data cores… detection failed. Data checks… detection failed.   Initialising Starwalker AI… Starwalker AI online.   Nggggh.   Data cores… detection failed. Data checks… detection […]

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26 Apr

Safety net

Ship’s log, 18:49, 18 March 2214 Location: Wide orbit near Earth Moonbase, Home System Status: Stationary   I don’t want to do this. Elliott, why are you making me do this? I’m scared. The captain is standing in Engineering, tight-lipped as he watches. He’s waiting for me to do this, too. It’s important; he needs […]

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03 May

Closing the circle

Guest’s personal log, 08:19, 20 March 2214 Location: Wide orbit near Earth Moonbase, Home System Status: Stationary Log location: Guest quarters Log recording initiated by ship   Where am I today? Let’s see. Kess, personal journal entry, March… 2214? Yes, 2214. I’m currently aboard the Starwalker, a ship I have been hunting for over 40 […]

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