Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Koreshi Chronicles - Chapter VIII: Character Traits

“It's hard being a son of a bitch. But it's harder still to be a nice guy. Better not to care, better to mind your own damned business and stay out of the way of others and make damned sure they stay outta yours. That's the world we live in, that's the world the Earth made when they abandoned Terra Nova, that's the reality set in by the bickering city-states and warring polar forces. Being stubborn, unwelcoming, and generally unpleasant is how the Badlands have stayed in the hands of regular folk. Folk who have, by circumstances and by choice, become tough sons of bitches.

Thursday, September 25, 2014

Koreshi Chronicles - Chapter VIII: Promises

35.Sp.16, Baja

He was in a semi-conscious state: like sleeping in and knowing that a new day lies ahead, that the sun wants to pry your eyelids open but you linger in a half-doze. All he wanted to do was sleep and rest a little more, like he used to. He could snuggle with his wife and share a moment of peace and intimacy before the rays of Helios came crashing in, or worse, Lyta and Lukas.

Wednesday, September 24, 2014

Koreshi Chronicles - Chapter VIII: Going Home

“Well, that was exciting,” Riley said laconically.

Lukas, Lyta, and Todd were tightly squeezed into the sub, still panting from their recent exertion. An hour before they had been leaping off the docks of the secure export/import zone for New Baja. As luck would have it, “The Pain’s” people had drawn the attention of the security forces, allowing them to perform their slow getaway on the barge Fennec had stolen.

Once out on the lake, it was time to take their haul below the dark watery surface. To this end, Riley poked a hole in the barge with the vibroblade of his Wasser-Jager. What ensued was a rushed, almost comical donning of wetsuits as the 5-metre-high geyser of water started sinking the boat much faster than had been expected.

Friday, September 19, 2014


Operation: Deliver Weapons to Port Arthur is underway! And all it took was yet more scuba diving, everyone’s favorite past-time! Oh, and crime. But that goes without saying.

Friday, September 12, 2014


Operation: Counter-Ambush the SRID had… mixed results. While the mission objectives were to incapacitate but not kill all four SRID team members, instead we found up with two dead and two escaped. Oh, and it seems like our old antagonist The Bear has picked up our trail again. Just because we didn’t have enough problems already.

Tuesday, September 9, 2014

Koreshi Chronicles - Chapter VII: Unbalanced

Lyta leapt from rooftop to rooftop, along the walls of the enclosed caverns of New Baja. Layers of anger washed over her as she rolled and tumbled, her mind as tumultuous as her body. First, she was pissed that she wouldn’t get to go to Junira Loresh in time to run the B’Ti. For the first time since her days with the Bathani Ratir, she had been training – really training – and no one would be able to see the results of her work.

Second, she was pissed that she had come so close to home, only to realize it wasn’t her home any more. Gone were the oasis towers of her youth, the neighborhoods where she had played as a child, the familiar skyline she had been too young to see as a vast expanse for her to explore. New Baja was not her city. The ever-present water threatened to drown her, and the cavern roof threatened to bury her. Baja was no longer her home, she was forced to accept. Nowhere was home.

Finally, and most upsetting, she was pissed that Lukas had lied to her. Oh, he withheld information from her on a regular basis: details about their employers or the specifics of jobs, dealings with Nicosa Renault, and any number of tiny details that he deemed unimportant for her to know. Lyta didn’t mind that. She didn’t want to deal with the minutiae of their contacts anyway. If Lukas wanted to take charge and only tell her what she needed to know to get the job done, that was fine with her.

This, though… This was different. It was the first time she could remember that Lukas had hid a part of himself from her. He’d changed his face, and he hadn’t told her. Hadn’t even been planning on telling her. If it hadn’t been for the Humanist prison intake, he might never have told her. He would have let her live in a lie for the rest of their lives. If anything, the only thing he seemed sorry about was that she and Todd had found out.

Friday, September 5, 2014


Back in the Badlands again! In this week’s session, Lukas learned more about our temporarily-misappropriated family fortune, and Our Heroes (tm) learned how to scuba-dive. It seemed like the thing to do at the time.

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