Summarizing the important parts of the last three pages for the benefit of the crew, the passengers, and the audience. West took drugs and the Daedalus is about to go quite a bit faster.


The final version of this page deviates slightly from the original script – West’s overt mention of amphetamines addresses any lingering clarity issues from the previous page, and panel two was revised to flow better and to reference new information, though Thad’s probably wondering what West means by “Templar intel.”

All hands are on deck – Ornix is in the scene, barely. He’s right where he was earlier, appearing as a tiny slice of shoulder almost visible in the full-sized version of panel two. He’s not visible at webscale and has no dialogue, so he hasn’t been tagged as appearing on this page.

Next: the end of this scene, and the beginning of the next!

Cast

  • Thaddeus Gallahad

    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...

  • 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...

  • 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

  • Am

    Am is the colloquial (and technically incorrect) term for a “condensed” quad-axial space, accessible by certain life forms and organic technologies. Am is a form of “hyperspace,” in which travel and communication circumvent general...

  • A jumpnet is an alloy mesh that surrounds a spacecraft like a Faraday cage. A Navigator in physical or very close proximity to a jumpnet can transition a spacecraft into or out of Am....

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