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04 Feb

Anomalies and strategies

Ship’s log, 22:27, 5 October 2214 Location: Standard orbit distance from the Cerces black hole horizon Status: Orbiting   Location: Cargo Bay 1 (From an open vent high on the cargo bay wall, there is an echo of soft squeaks, followed by a metallic scrabbling sound.)   Location: Engineering (An upper access panel is open. […]

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13 Feb

Touchpoint

Ship’s log, 23:51, 5 October 2214 Location: Standard orbit distance from the Cerces black hole horizon Status: Orbiting   Location: Outer hull (Big Ass pauses in his traverse across the surface of the ship to clip a safety line onto an anchor ring. Turning, he trundles down the curve of the ship’s side, spinning the […]

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18 Feb

Surge

Ship’s log, 00:00, 6 October 2214 Location: Standard orbit distance from the Cerces black hole horizon Status: Orbiting   Warning Warning Power surge detected Systems overloaded Warning   Yes, autolog, I know. I can see all the flashing red warnings painting my insides like I’m bleeding in here. It hurts. I’m a ship and I […]

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25 Feb

Pulse

Ship’s log, 00:11, 6 October 2214 Location: Standard orbit distance from the Cerces black hole horizon Status: Adrift, orbit degrading   Location: Outer hull (The stars tumble around the ship with the large, lightless patch that is the black hole, wheeling around on all three axes. The cargo and contents that were sucked out of […]

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07 Mar

Open sesame

Ship’s log, ERROR: UNKNOWN  Location: ERROR: UNKNOWN Status: ERROR: UNKNOWN   Hello. Hello? It’s dark in here. And quiet, so quiet. It’s like I’ve gone deaf and blind, and my skin is numb. I can’t feel anything. It’s like being in a coma, except people say that you can hear things in a coma and […]

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11 Mar

Water of life

Ship’s log, 00:55, 6 October 2214  Location: In the system of the Cerces black hole Status: Sublight transit   Here we are again. Emergency over, damage ripping through most of my systems, still smoking in places, but we’ve made it out the other side. I haven’t lost any of my crew, but I have two […]

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18 Mar

An hour in the life

Drone’s log, 02:16, 6 October 2214 Location: In the system of the Cerces black hole Status: Sublight transit   Maintenance drone startup sequence activated… Drone systems online Connection with parent AI established Drone protocols online   Drone identity: Waldo Drone status: all systems active Damage: minimal   Identified: Chief of Security Gail Cameron Status: active […]

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26 Mar

Wordless messages

Ship’s log, 02:47, 6 October 2214 Location: In the system of the Cerces black hole Status: Sublight transit   I hate only being able to listen to half a conversation. It’s bad enough that portions of my sensors are dark, I’ve got spotty coverage across most of my decks, and I’m struggling to pick up […]

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03 Apr

Next step

Captain’s log, 15:33, 7 October 2214  Location: In the system of the Cerces black hole Status: Sublight transit   This is Captain Warwick, reporting after the arrival on the Starwalker of the consciousness of the Cerces black hole. It’s hard to believe that I’m committing that sentence into an official captain’s log. But there’s little […]

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12 Apr

Flickering flame

Ship’s log, 13:03, 8 October 2214  Location: In the system of the Cerces black hole Status: Sublight transit   I wish that repairs didn’t take so long. I wish I had more hands, more resources to slide into place, more engineers to fix me so I can glide right out of here. On the other […]

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