This week features a nice money shot of the Castores, West’s entry in the All Daedalus Summarize Plot Competition, and oh yeah the very anticlimactic results of the operation.

As I mentioned in a Thursday blog post, the chapter is done. The remaining pages will be posted on Sundays through the end of November, and at some point in the next few weeks there’ll be a new version of the website. After finishing required CG, unrequired bonus CG, and the last three pages of the chapter this past week I started work on website version thirteen on Friday, and started on CSS yesterday. The new site is being developed at home and is shaping up nicely. My brain is lasered in on it at the moment, so I’m slipping in the fact that I need to post this weeks page and ink a commission into the transitional space between the afternoon walk and the scheduled work session.

I’m not keen on how Ornix turned out in panel four, though I’m fine with the rest of the page. Raven turned out better than usual and Ornix looks great on the next page, so tune in next week to see that!

Also next week: PLOT!

Cast

  • A traumatic Awakening in the summer of 1997 was just the beginning of Thad’s emotional problems. The disappearance of most of his Pittsburgh friends a few weeks later compounded his issues and, while he...

  • Ornix doesn’t let trivial things like ethics and morality get in the way of his loyalties or sense of reality. A longtime friend of Thad and a fellow “victim” of the Templar Waking God...

  • 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...

  • The twin sister of fellow Templar Aleksis Murnau, Inga has been assigned to the Castores by way of Kaysoo. While Inga has all of the qualifications required for language work she’s not aboard ship...

  • 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...

Glossary Articles

  • Castores

    A Foundation class heavy cruiser, the Castores is a long endurance survey ship leased by Expert Technologies with a Templar command crew officially following up on first-pass charts plotted by smaller Discovery class ships....

  • Compartment A3

    Compartment A3 – the rec area – is the living room and kitchen of the Daedalus. The compartment provides access to the bathroom, the spacesuit locker, the cargo transfer lock and the central corridor....

  • 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-2623.4.21

    A small mars-like moon that’s managed to hang on to an atmosphere, clouds, and polar ice. Any one of these items would have merited a note in the logs but indications of all three...