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axlerowes
The Law for Objects in Space By: axlerowes

On a planet with no name, a group of lawmen must protect a colony nobody has heard of from the universe's most effective killers. All the while preserving the safety of both the guilty and the innocent in an effort to make society more about dignity and freedom than profit and force.

by axlerowes
150xp
6 replies
2867 views
MoonHunter
The Quiet By: MoonHunter

It is pretty.
Yes it is. A man could get lost in himself there.
Is that a bad thing?
Depends on the man.

by MoonHunter
125xp
12 replies
3522 views
MoonHunter
New Earth-That-Was By: MoonHunter

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.

by MoonHunter
165xp
37 replies
13311 views
MoonHunter
Piel -- Border By: MoonHunter

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.

by MoonHunter
55xp
4 replies
2765 views
MoonHunter
Madeira -- Border By: MoonHunter

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.

by MoonHunter
45xp
2 replies
2895 views
MoonHunter
Deseret -- Rim By: MoonHunter

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.

by MoonHunter
90xp
6 replies
3216 views
MoonHunter
Nob -- Border By: MoonHunter

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.

by MoonHunter
55xp
3 replies
2820 views
MoonHunter
Mandan -- Border By: MoonHunter

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.

by MoonHunter
75xp
4 replies
2847 views
MoonHunter
LaVenda -- Border By: MoonHunter

Hot Dang, we are going to LaVenda!

by MoonHunter
75xp
6 replies
2517 views
MoonHunter
Lewiston - Rim By: MoonHunter

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.

by MoonHunter
75xp
5 replies
2566 views
manfred
The spaceborne campaign By: manfred

A collection of plot hooks for a game on the road, or more precisely, on the route.

by manfred
95xp
27 replies
8942 views
1 HoH
Scrasamax
L. C. Vallandigham By: Scrasamax

The Unification War was a travesty, an act of naked fascism against frontier worlds so diverse and destitute that their submission was not worth the cost in lives, material, and hostility garnered. We, gentlemen, have created generations of enemies.

L. C. Vallandigham

by Scrasamax
130xp
7 replies
3398 views
manfred
The Colonial Trust Foundation By: manfred

Charity out of spite, resistance in submission. Loosing everything can produce strange associations indeed.

by manfred
185xp
11 replies
6019 views
manfred
The Old Warhorse By: manfred

On an outlying farm, the sick grandfather of a family was kidnapped. Can the kidnappers be stopped before they deliver him off-planet?

by manfred
115xp
22 replies
9770 views
1 HoH
manfred
Firefly Ships By: manfred

Ships, that have character, are the best means to get to the stars.

by manfred
190xp
18 replies
8522 views