201400223, 15:25 – PLOT! ALL OVER THE PLACE! TEN YEARS of plot. Kendra’s referencing events that happened a few days ago in the story – posted five years ago in the second edition of The Dualist and just over ten years ago in the first edition. The Daedalus being off-planet with a different crew when Raven shows up to make West an offer he can’t refuse wasn’t just a complication for The Dualist – Naomi’s poor impulse control has and will continue to have lasting consequences.

It just took about four hundred pages for those consequences to manifest.

If you hadn’t noticed, Dead City Radio and the first half of The Dualist aren’t so much Chekhov’s gun as they are Chekhov’s arsenal.

COMMENCE FIRING!

Next week: More plot! Less Xand!

Cast

  • Raven Lockheart

    A South Jersey punk with a bachelor’s degree in psychology and a Templar-forged Master’s degree for field work, Raven posed as a high school guidance councillor during the early stages of the Waking God...

  • Kendra Pell

    Lieutenant Kendra Pell is a member of Kolg Saerai Lodge assigned to the Templar Space Mobility Command. SMC is equivalent to the USN Military Sealift Command or the USAF Air Mobility Command, making Kendra...

  • John West

    The first extraterrestrial human to be born on Terra. Home-schooled by Templar, he left the organization in 1997 citing management issues and took the Daedalus with him. John is an incredibly talented Navigator, having...

  • Xand

    A pink-haired mechanical genius with a full complement of prosthetic limbs (one “bolt-on,” three high-quality synthetics) and no memory of her first twenty years, Xand is the Daedalus flight engineer. A non-terrestrial human with...

Glossary Articles

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  • Daedalus

    A Javelin class Am-capable high speed cargo transport, the Daedalus is the property of ex-Templar Captain John West. The workhorse of a shady courier service run out of the Australian outback in a nearby...

  • ELG-2623.4

    A moderately well-endowed gas giant with a reasonable number of moons, one or more of which may be worth colonizing.

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