Sunday, October 8, 2017

Wordslingin'

The end of the mine job! When the guys at the top are in cahoots with a band of no-good, murderous mercs, what do you do? Murder them first with overwhelming firepower, obviously.

Sunday, September 17, 2017

Wordslingin'

Another mine job! When it turns out that Our Heroes (tm) are working at cross purposes, only one can emerge victorious…

Thursday, August 24, 2017

Wordslingin'

The spy-party of the decade continues! And also a time lapse to a season later, where everyone is hot on the trail of… something. Maybe the Comptroller, maybe not. Only time will tell.

Sunday, July 30, 2017

Wordslingin'

The Bear may be dead, but that doesn’t mean Our Heroes (tm) are out of the woods yet. We still need to track down his accomplice, the Comptroller, and try to prevent the release of the Jezebels onto Terra Nova. And to do that… we need to go to a party. Of course we do.

Monday, June 12, 2017

Wordslingin'

At long last! All the remaining betabels destroyed, the Bear captured, and massive property damage done to the NGIS! And there’s only one major loose end staring us directly in the face…

Sunday, June 11, 2017

Koreshi Chronicles - Chapter X: SNS Report - 20-SP-29

Good evening, welcome to the SNS daily report.

In world events, reports are beginning to filter in that a major battle, the likes of which have not been seen since the end of the War of the Alliance, has occurred in the Western Desert. SNS sources reveal that the engagement was between the Desert Wolves, a regional rover gang that has mostly lain dormant these last cycles, and a new force comprised of disbanded Zelanis Global Services members.

Sunday, June 4, 2017

Wordslingin'

Surprisingly, our really horrible plan (“Operation: Let Gabrielle and Torgath be captured so we can find out more about the Bear”) is so far unrolling pretty smoothly. This can’t possibly last…

Thursday, June 1, 2017

Koreshi Chronicles - Chapter X: Clean Slate

It was nearly dawn. Ennik had been up all night with the Doc, Oscar, Mads, and the Humanist tech. He gazed exhaustedly at a little capsule and then the smooth black slab on the counter. He knew that some magical combination of the two would produce cawfee. The problem was, as his stare alternated between blank, quizzical, and frustrated, he couldn’t conjure a notion of how this was accomplished. 

Friday, May 26, 2017

Koreshi Chronicles - Chapter X: Before the Storm

They didn’t have much time. It never seemed like they had much time, but now it was particularly short. Ti’s train would leave within the hour, the first stage of the op was imminent, and there was still plenty to prep before they hit stage two.

Still. If they only had a few minutes, they had both wordlessly decided that they would spend it together. Ti leaned against a wall on the far side of the room from most of the activity, and Lyta leaned against him, her head against his chest. She let his arms envelop her, strong and secure. “I don’t like this plan,” she murmured.

He stroked her arm. “It’s not a great plan,” he agreed. “But it’s the best one we’ve got.”

“I know.” She hated to admit it. If they had only a few more days, she was sure that Lukas could come up with something better. Something less risky, less dangerous, more assured. But they didn’t have a few more days. In a few more days, the infection might already have started to spread to Junira Loresh. She closed her eyes, trying not to think about it.

Wordslingin'

Calamity! And just when everything was going so well, too. Our Heroes (tm) better get a move on, or all of Terra Nova might pay the price…

Wednesday, May 3, 2017

Wordslingin'

One more betabel down! This week, Our Heroes (tm) kidnap Katerina Kazzov from her private plane and race to gather as much information as they can before her webble fries her brain. But things can never go smooth…

Friday, April 14, 2017

Wordslingin'

How do you make a betabel disappear without a trace and with no sign of foul play? With planning. Lots and lots of extensive planning.

Sunday, April 2, 2017

Wordslingin'

Data dump and planning plans! As we move into endgame of our six-year campaign, it’s always useful to know which of your many, many enemies you’re going to obliterate first.

Thursday, March 30, 2017

Koreshi Chronicles - Chapter X: Tandem

"You ready?" Lyta stood with her hand poised on the pull for the starter.

"We shouldn't be here."

"But we are here. Too late to turn back now."

"Janus Kerasi..."

Lyta smiled, an eager, anticipatory grin. "Annnndddd... go!"

With a sharp tug on the starter, she was gone.

Koreshi Chronicles - Capter X: Fated

‘Controlling people is easy, controlling events is an entirely different proposition’.

The thought kept repeating itself in Minnie’s head. The more it did, the more she wondered why she had volunteered to be the instrument of Lukas’ vengeance on the Forzi’s queen, Bev.

Friday, March 17, 2017

Wordslingin'

Betrayal most foul! While Our Heroes (tm) were having meaningful conversations with their allies in Khayr-ad Din, elsewhere in the Badlands another ally was slipping a knife into our backs… and bullets into our assets’ heads.

Friday, March 10, 2017

Wordslingin'

Side-quest! While Our Heroes (tm) are busy saving the world, Ti has decided to subcontract one of their jobs to a second-rate Northern detail squad. The massive reign of carnage comes free with every data heist. I’m pretty sure that’s in the contract.

Thursday, March 2, 2017

Wordslingin'

A shoot-out at a White Rock airport? It’s like déjà vu all over again, except this time we got out without getting arrested. Baby steps, people. Baby steps…

Saturday, February 25, 2017

Wordslingin'

Plan, plan, plan, that’s all we do. But we got our man in the end. The very, very end.

Thursday, February 23, 2017

Koreshi Chronicles - Chapter X: Across the Chasm, part 2

23 Winter 1929

The cabin lights glowed a soft red inside the belly of the hopper while the terminal threw a blue light on Gabrielle. She strained to hear a sound beyond the keys she struck. When she hit the final return key, the silence revealed Lyta’s breath, calm and steady. Though not literally breathing down her neck, the compact fighter was close enough to banish any thought of escape.

Koreshi Chronicles - Chapter X: Across the Chasm, part 1

23 Winter 1929

The computer beeped softly as Gabrielle Summers leaned back and stretched. “This round of decryption algorithms will take approximately twenty minutes,” she reported in her precise, clipped Anglic. “There is little we can do until then.”

Lyta nodded. She stood comfortably against the bulkhead of the hopper, one hand tracing the seams in the metal. She’d positioned herself so that she could see the screen of Gabrielle’s terminal, but all it was showing at the moment were streams of numbers and loading progress bars.

Gabrielle glanced up at her for the first time in nearly an hour. It was not lost on the NGIS agent that Lyta had kept her in eyesight since they’d landed, except for the brief team conference several hours earlier. “Are you to be my keeper, then?” she asked. The words were more resigned than hostile.

Saturday, February 18, 2017

Wordslingin'

Thrilling fights! Hair-raising escapes! Renewed alliances! And a stealth hopper! Oh, yes, mustn’t forget the stealth hopper. The one that we didn’t steal, because it never officially existed in the first place…

Friday, February 10, 2017

Wordslingin'

Death of a betabel! While Our Heroes (tm) are hunting for the identity of the Comptroller, our "B-team" have their sights set on a more personal target… Lucian Jacobi.

Saturday, January 28, 2017

Wordslingin'

Unexpected reunions! While Our Heroes (tm) fail to make any headway in their hunt for the Comptroller, they are instead confronted with old acquaintances of dubious loyalty.

Tuesday, January 24, 2017

Koreshi Chronicles - Chapter X: Long-Lost

15 Winter 1929, Oxford

They walked along the river, take-out cups of hot chocolate steaming in the winter air. Miranda opened her mouth and, yet again, Lyta silenced her with a glance. The younger woman frowned and sipped her drink. Lyta's eyes darted around their surroundings, gauging camera placements and through-traffic, until she finally let out a long exhale. "Okay, I think we can talk now if we keep our voices down."

Friday, January 20, 2017

Wordslingin'

The arrival of long-lost friends… where “friends” should be read as anything from “professional rival” to “lover.” After Our Heroes (tm) finish the OxDA job, part two, they are confronted with yet more work, because no good deed goes unpunished.


 
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