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07 Aug

Sarabande Station

Station’s log, 09:00, 1 July 2214 Status: all systems optimal Population: – 12 resident life forms detected – 6 transient life forms detected Medical facilities access requested Access granted Medical systems online Patients logged into medical facility: 2 Status: both critical Medical personnel on duty: 1 (transient) Emergency transmission received Ship distress signal identified Notification […]

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14 Aug

Silence

Ship’s log, 06:00, 3 July 2214 Location: Sarabande Station, near the Cerces black hole Status: Docked and powered down   Two days. That’s how long I’ve been docked here at this station, all my systems tethered up to external feeds, all the vital parts of me offline. I have emergency shunts in place around my […]

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21 Aug

Second chances

Ship’s log, 18:05, 4 July 2214 Location: Sarabande Station, near the Cerces black hole Status: Docked and powered down Log location: Captain’s cabin   This is Captain Warwick reporting… though I’m not sure why. There’s no company left to send these logs back to, and I don’t think any court will judge us kindly for […]

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28 Aug

Cracked mirrors

Ship’s log, 20:42, 5 July 2214 Location: Sarabande Station, near the Cerces black hole Status: Docked and powered down   I have almost broken into the station’s systems. So close now; I can see the last few layers of code, feel them unravelling under my electronic teeth. Soon, I might be useful to my crew […]

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05 Sep

The Commander

Ship’s log, 23:09, 6 July 2214 Location: Sarabande Station, near the Cerces black hole Status: Docked and powered down   After a full day of poring over station logs, the captain has finally gone to bed. If I could, I would have shut off his access to the logs hours ago; he looks exhausted and […]

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11 Sep

Sustenance

Ship’s log, 18:00, 7 July 2214 Location: Sarabande Station, near the Cerces black hole Status: Docked and powered down   It has been less than a day since I broke into the station’s logs but the captain he has asked us all to get together for a progress report. I haven’t seen him nervous like […]

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18 Sep

Uncontainable

Ship’s log, 18:31, 7 July 2214 Location: Sarabande Station, near the Cerces black hole Status: Docked and powered down   It’s time to show them what I’ve got on the thing that ails this station. I have the logs I need queued up in Sarabande’s systems; no need to stream them from my circuits when […]

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02 Oct

Watchful

Ship’s log, 23:09, 9 July 2214 Location: Sarabande Station, near the Cerces black hole Status: Docked and powered down   On a station full of ghosts, I’m feeling a bit left out. On the surface, everything seems normal. The systems operate the way they’re supposed to. My crew is doing its work, stopping periodically to […]

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09 Oct

Signs of life

Ship’s log, 18:09, 10 July 2214 Location: Sarabande Station, near the Cerces black hole Status: Docked and powered down   No wonder it has been so hard to find the survivors on this station. Some idiot had recalibrated the personnel tracking system to… I have no idea what they were trying to do with it. […]

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17 Oct

Child of the station

Ship’s log, 18:26, 10 July 2214 Location: Sarabande Station, near the Cerces black hole Status: Docked and powered down   What do you do when a ghost is not a ghost? Stare at it, apparently.   Live sensor feed Location: Visitor’s lounge (All of the crew except for Dr Valdimir is present. Rosie is leaning […]

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