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28 Nov

Metamorphosis

Ship’s log, 14:22, 1 May 2214 Location: Dyne to Alpha Centauri FTL corridor Status: Sublight transit   Here I am, treading the back-trails of the universe. We are almost to the next stop on our journey: the Alpha Centauri system. It is the meeting-place of the first FTL corridors that were ever charted. Once upon […]

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05 Dec

The new Starwalker

Ship’s log, 12:17, 4 May 2214 Location: Asteroid belt, Alpha Centauri Status: Stationary   Ident confirmed Systems initialising AI protocols engaged Sensors online Sublight engines online Thrusters online FTL engine online Environmental controls online   I am free again! I am out from under the binds that stop an unidentified ship from running. I am […]

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12 Dec

Alpha Centauri

Ship’s log, 09:51, 7 May 2214 Location: Asteroid belt, Alpha Centauri Status: Stationary   Location: Bridge (The centre of the Bridge is dominated by a holographic representation of an asteroid belt, with the small blinking green light of the Starwalker holding position among the drift of rocks. Stretching out from the ship’s position and marking […]

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19 Dec

Standing alone

Captain’s log, 21:14, 8 May 2214 Location: Approaching FTL corridor to Corsica, edge of Alpha Centauri system Status: Sublight transit   This is Captain Warwick reporting. We are on our way out of the Alpha Centauri system, heading for the next destination on our list: Corsica. The first phase of the refit has been completed. […]

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26 Dec

Bodies and avatars

Ship’s log, 23:42, 13 May 2214 Location: Orbit around Corsica Sol, Corsica system Status: Maintaining orbit   This is one of those days when we really miss the people we’ve lost. Not their faces or their cheer. Not the way they lighten the mood or make the work easier. Today, we miss their hands on […]

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02 Jan

Fighting for peace

Ship’s log, 11:19, 15 May 2214 Location: Orbit around Corsica Sol, Corsica system Status: Star Step drive active   This isn’t going well. We started the work on Corsica’s gravity tides four hours ago. We had the simulations all calculated, the factors all built in. We had a plan of attack. Everyone agreed that we […]

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09 Jan

Zen garden afire

Ship’s log, 06:30, 16 May 2214 Location: Orbit around Corsica Sol, Corsica system Status: Star Step drive active   It’s a new morning and everyone is eager to get going today. We have a new plan, a new way to help this star. The latest simulations ran smoother than our previous ones, and returned the […]

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16 Jan

Punting

Ship’s log, 14:28, 17 May 2214 Location: Orbit around Corsica Sol, Corsica system Status: Sublight transit   After yesterday’s rounds of skimming the corona, pulling streaks of burning gas along in my wake, and letting them fall back down again into new patterns, I feel like my hull is thin and pitted. I don’t have […]

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23 Jan

Failsafes

Chief Engineer’s log, 14:28, 21 May 2214 Location: Corsica to Alpha Centauri FTL corridor Status: Sublight transit   This is Engineer Monaghan, logging on the 21st of May, blah blah, reporting on the refit of the Starwalker. We’ve been installing a bunch of new gear: check the logs if you want to know what, but […]

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30 Jan

Warrior bots

Ship’s log, 16:32, 26 May 2214 Location: Alpha Centauri to Beta Apodis FTL corridor Status: Sublight transit   Coming out of another FTL jump, I feel like my hull is humming. Elliott keeps griping about stress fractures, even though we haven’t found any yet. Bit and Byte have been scouring my bulkheads and beams, just […]

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