Defense protocols have been stood down – with extreme predjudice. Whoever’s on that ship doesn’t need to make threats – they clearly mean business. They are loaded for bear. They are not fucking around.

The explosion in panel two is the turret from panels six and seven of Fire -27-. This is consistent with its location as depicted in Details -7-. Maybe not the most dramatic of shots, but consistent with the desired line and thematic weight of action.


Between posting the previous page and this one I finished rendering the majority of the final scene of Transitional Voices and completely re-rendered every appearance of the Quantum Analogue Relay. I also added the revised Epiphany cargo bay door to panel one of Details -16-, and did a few other edits. See the Changelog for details. This is all stuff I’d planned to do eventually anyway – I figured it made sense to do it now, so that new pages share visual continuity with the old ones, even if it means re-rendering seventy-odd panels just to make a new one match.

The QAR edits, like the cargo bay edits, have been done to bring existing pages in line with the final scene of Fire. As of this writing only three panels need to be rendered, though to get one of those done I need to build a very important plot-critical 3d object and then do another continuity edit. It’s much smaller than the QARrections though arguably more important, as I’ll be injecting a bit of foreshadowing into an existing scene. More details on that when it happens, which should be soon.

The next page of this scene will be up before the end of the month. Stay tuned!

Cast

  • Greg Auriga

    A Heirotus defector and the only survivor of the Hemera, Greg lives in constant fear of being “recovered” by Heirotus. Having played a critical role in John West’s decision to leave the Templar, Greg...

  • Naomi Houston

    A former Marines Corps Navigator, Naomi handles the Daedalus whenever West has other priorities. Hotheaded and irreverant, Naomi swears like a sailor and is known for making impulsive piloting decisions, with a marked tendency...

Glossary Articles

  • Airbase

    The Airbase, located deep in the Australian outback of Earth 2.0, is home to the crew of the Daedalus and the resting place of the Heirotus FTL test platform Epiphany. Defenses include automated turrets,...

  • Epiphany

    A Pecora class star freighter used for early Heirotus BTS tests. Presumed destroyed during a premature BTS discharge event in January 1968, though no wreckage was recovered. Status upgraded to “missing” after captain and...