Archive for the '4.3: Cerces' Category

01 May

Strangers in the mist

Navigator’s log, 20:22, 18 September 2214 Location: Sarabande Station, near the Cerces black hole Status: Docked, powered down Log location: Navigator Lang Lang Cartier’s quarters   This is Navigator Cartier, reporting on the first attempt to contact the entity we know as Cerces. Present while I record this is Captain Warwick, Doctor Valdimir, and Starry, […]

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07 May

Devour

Ship’s log, 12:41, 20 September 2214 Location: Sarabande Station, near the Cerces black hole Status: Docked, powered down   For a ship that was built for a single project, I’m getting pretty good at handling multiple high-priority tasks at the same time. Elliott says it’s because I’m a girl. I think it’s the extra processors […]

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21 May

Mouths of babes

Ship’s log, 15:23, 23 September 2214 Location: Sarabande Station, near the Cerces black hole Status: Docked, powered down   This is the fourth day in a row that Lang Lang has gone under to try to communicate with the black hole. She says that she is making progress and she seems to be working out […]

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28 May

Many mouths

Ship’s log, 16:02, 23 September 2214 Location: Sarabande Station, near the Cerces black hole Status: Docked, powered down   Live feed: station sensors Location: Med Bay LANG LANG: (comes awake abruptly, sitting up, air snaggling in her throat. She shrieks, shoves herself backwards, skitters right off the edge of the bed, and just keeps on […]

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04 Jun

Four words

Ship’s log, 08:18, 24 September 2214 Location: Sarabande Station, near the Cerces black hole Status: Docked, powered down   After the ghosts started talking, they just kept increasing. More of them, more voices, more noise, all asking the same question. Where are my people? As if I didn’t already have enough competing for my attention, […]

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18 Jun

Thorns

Ship’s log, 20:52, 26 September 2214 Location: Sarabande Station, near the Cerces black hole Status: Docked, powered down   It has been a strange couple of days. Tension has been seeping through the atmosphere like a gas leak, hissing its way into every feed and weighing down every breath. Everyone on the station is feeling […]

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02 Jul

Shattered mirrors

Ship’s log, 20:52, 28 September 2214 Location: Sarabande Station, near the Cerces black hole Status: Docked, powered down   It’s amazing how quickly things can move once you’ve made a decision. When the man in charge is open to a new direction. The crew were quick to voice their objections and opinions when they realised […]

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10 Jul

Procession

Ship’s log, 22:19, 28 September 2214 Location: Between Sarabande Station and the Cerces black hole Status: Sublight transit   I was expecting this to be a solemn task but it has taken a an unexpectedly official tone. I am hitched up to the Celestial Strider like a horse to a hearse, drawing her through the […]

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17 Jul

Inexplicable

Chief Medic’s log, 21:11, 30 September 2214 Location: Sarabande Station, near the Cerces black hole Status: Docked, powered down Log Location: Station Med Bay   This is Dr Valdimir, Chief Medic of the Starwalker, following up on my last report. In that report, I detailed the deaths of five crew members. I am amending the […]

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25 Jul

Gathering close

Ship’s log, 23:19, 1 October 2214 Location: Sarabande Station, near the Cerces black hole Status: Docked, powered down   Things are moving so fast that my head would spin if I had one. Luckily, I have subroutines I can use to manage all the data, filtering and caching and juggling requests. I wasn’t really built […]

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