20090815 (31) – I took a shot at this early on, didn’t like the results, and tabled it for a re-render. The time came, and the CG situation was, shall we say… asinine. The first of the re-renders to go prep-prep-prep-prep-STOP – a state I became very familiar with during the initial production run, a state that translates into hurry up and wait. For DAYS. I don’t have the time, I don’t have the CPU, and I’m very fortunate that I rendered this out full-frame (2250×3000 for 1e), as the masked-off gutters gave me the space I needed to scale this one into place without bumping Xand’s elbow completely out of frame.

20091009 (37) – Lettered.

Cast

  • Ornix Khan

    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...

  • 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...

  • Annathena Val

    BMC Long Term Care patient 6656, Annathena Val (hence Val) is a Cognitive Empath, born with an incredibly rare neurological disorder that arises only under a “perfect storm” of genetic abnormalities – a condition...

  • 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

  • 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...

  • Old Missile Silo

    Earth 3.0 experienced a nuclear apocalypse at some point in the distant past. While large swaths of the planet remain uninhabitable, fallout has reached tolerable levels in some places, such as this ancient rail-fed...

  • Rattan Cane

    The 4′ long 1/2″ thick Rattan Cane is a walking stick and sometimes-weapon favored by Thad, who also uses it as a focus for harnessing and projecting his psychic will. Dyluck uses the weapon...