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Scrasamax
March 31, 2013
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The Rumor    Locations  (World)   (Space)

They're doing it, they're really doing it

Scrasamax
May 29, 2010
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The Ruined World Skelardves    Locations  (World)   (Space)

It was never really that nice of a place, but the orbital bombardment, viral bombing, and nuclear war didnt help anything.

Kassil
March 21, 2010
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Miros, the Devouring World    Locations  (World)   (Space)

"Captain's log, date unknown. We have been exploring a region of dead space, wandering between the dull cinders of dying suns, looking for an explanation to what happened in this sector of space. Our charts show that this sector should be bursting with life - young stars and verdant worlds - but all we have seen is a stellar wasteland." -Log entry recovered from a derelict exploratory vessel on the fringe of the Miros Waste

Silveressa
December 24, 2008
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The Ark of Eden    Locations  (World)   (Space)

The Ark of Eden was created to be humanity’s future, now it is the future of humanity that lies lost in the blackness of space.

MoonHunter
September 25, 2008
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New Earth-That-Was    Locations  (World)   (Space)

The Earth-That-Was got used up.

The folk that could made for the sky, and made themselves a new home out here. They made a dozen worlds and all their moons just like Earth, but it weren’t all roses and sunshine.

The government, in their vast and mighty wisdom, made the worlds of the Core great havens of culture, medicine, and trade, then dumped everyone else out on the rim with nothing but forty acres and a donkey, and expected them to be happy about it. Eventually, they decided even that was too much, and took back the one thing they’d let the Rimworlders have - their independence.

So naturally, there was a War. The people who just wanted to be left alone, versus the big bosses who wanted to control everything. The bosses won, of course; now everyone’s part of the Alliance and supposed to love, honor, and obey them, ‘til death do us part.

But that was six years and a few million lives ago. Purple or brown, we’re all just folk now. Out here on the Rim, we just do what we have to, take what we can, and thank Whoever every time a new day sees us still flying.

Except for the few of us they took everything from, whose daily prayer is just for a chance to get some of it back.

We’ll fly as long as we have to, but we’re looking for a place to land.

MoonHunter
September 25, 2008
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Piel -- Border    Locations  (World)   (Space)

On their beacon, such that it was, we came in from the east, low across the wet and mud.  When you get close to the Pielshome Field, the beacon is pretty useless. Visibility was good and I saw the oil lamps that lit the green circle we had been assigned by the controller.  As soft as a leaf, I sat us down. A perfect landing graced with a perfect sunset filling our windscreen. The sun set rose, as the sinking began.  The paving bricks they use to line the landing circles they only hold so much weight. The mud is everywhere here.

MoonHunter
September 25, 2008
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Madeira -- Border    Locations  (World)   (Space)

As the Earth That Was was being "used up", the Dysporia began. Any Rocky World in the Lifeband were made to be habitable by people.  This produced a huge number of barely habitable planets, most of which are out on the frontier.

Madeira is not one of these world. It is a rich and lush world where the fine arts of wine making have been reborn, along with a culture of civility and honor.

MoonHunter
September 25, 2008
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Deseret -- Rim    Locations  (World)   (Space)

All through the Alliance there are those that follow the Shepherds of The Book. The Book is old and came from many Great Teachers of the Past that walked The Earth that Was. These folks have followed a Great Shepherd into the Desert that is The Rim and have been given the Promised Land.

MoonHunter
September 25, 2008
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Nob -- Border    Locations  (World)   (Space)

Nob was a fairly developed colony world. It had a few cities, some manufacturing, and something that passed as a space port. Then a wonderful disaster showered riches and power upon it.

MoonHunter
September 25, 2008
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Mandan -- Border    Locations  (World)   (Space)

I was watching one of those famous sunsets while I was waiting for the Mule to come back.  I saw the spot in the sun. I thought it was a bug. My gut knew what it was. I was running for the cockpit before it registered in my brain. It was time to get off this planet, as the soil was about to run red with blood.

MoonHunter
September 25, 2008
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LaVenda -- Border    Locations  (World)   (Space)

Hot Dang, we are going to LaVenda!

MoonHunter
September 25, 2008
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Lewiston - Rim    Locations  (World)   (Space)

Flying into Lewiston, once you get low enough, is difficult, captain. There is constant wind sheer through the valleys. You have to fly careful, as the wind will slam you into a mountain side faster than a card player tossing in a bad hand. Of course the town you want to get to, Porsen, is the very worse. So best we land in Ramsy territory on the Blue Diamond Lake there, and take the mule up the "road" to Porsen. I just hope the Ramsy and the Regina towns arent feuding any more. I hate dodging bullets that arent even meant for me.

MoonHunter
September 25, 2008
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Banglore - Rim    Locations  (World)   (Space)

The place looked like a pile of plastic containers, but it was home.

MoonHunter
September 25, 2008
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Great Wheel -- Border    Locations  (World)   (Space)

On the voyage from Earth-That-Was, most feuds were put to rest. But there’s some bad blood that can’t be healed with anything but payback. The Native American Indians managed to keep their communities together. While they were as glad as any when the terraforming began to take, they made it known to the Alliance that they expected payment for the land they lost nearly 1000 years ago.

MoonHunter
September 25, 2008
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Willamette - Border    Locations  (World)   (Space)

"Cold beer and scantily clad dancing girls all surrounded by glass. Does it get any better?"
Rogers, Episode 2, 8, 12, and 13 of Into The Black.

MoonHunter
September 24, 2008
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Gadsonia -- Border    Locations  (World)   (Space)

It doesn’t look like much.

MoonHunter
September 24, 2008
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New Liaoning -- Rim    Locations  (World)   (Space)

After looking at a shoddy looking town, "This is the bright spot of the galaxy?"
"Do you have to wear shades out here?"
"Heck Yah!"
"Thus my point is proven."
Chen Fong to Deiter - Episode 6 Into the Black Campaign

MoonHunter
September 23, 2008
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Houston -- Rim    Locations  (World)   (Space)

Houston is a very rare world. It once held life. Now it holds life again. That "once life" has given us a legacy that is leading to wealth for the colony.

MoonHunter
September 22, 2008
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O-Hanna -- Rim    Locations  (World)   (Space)

"Well we can’t fix it, so we will just have to live with it," on a plaque dedicated to the terraforming team and first colonists.

MoonHunter
September 21, 2008
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New Cannan -- Border    Locations  (World)   (Space)

We came in on low burn. There was a lot of glitter in the space. You could see all the scattered material. The nav sensor just turned red and blinked that "I’m broken" icon. We stopped . One of the Buoys floated by the windscreen. My brothers name was on that buoy.

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Cold Comfort

       By: Murometz

Cold Comfort is a long-sword of star-steel, its blade giving off a wan, blueish light. Its grip is wrapped tightly in snow-serpent hide, and its pommel bears a single opalescent gemstone.

This blade is enchanted in such a way, that whoever wields it, begins to fall completely and irrevocably "in love" with the weapon. This love does not manifest itself as the expected reverence and bond formed between any warrior and his weapon, but as a deeper, truer love, one has for a soul-mate of the same species! The longer the wielder carries Cold Comfort the stronger and more disturbing this love becomes, and only the most powerful of magicks can potentially break the sword's insidious spell. The blade's owner will even speak to and coo to the weapon, convinced that the sword understands and returns this epic love.

If the blade's wielder somehow loses the weapon or has it taken away, they will become inconsolable, and will predictably go to "ends of the earth and back" to retrieve it at any cost. Such is the weapon's curse that even separation from it does not damper the feelings the owner has for the sword. Legends tell of several distraught and mind-addled knights who even years after losing the blade, still wander the country-side searching for their lost love. And woe be to the "new lover" if and when they find him or her.

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