The Dualist

The Dualist

Spring, 2002. Five years after the events of Dead City Radio, the Sabrosa arrives in earth orbit- probing psychological defenses, awakening Thad and initiating a physics-defying psychic event. The Dualist is a story of cause and effect - a study of the results of a single decision made at the climax of Dead City Radio, and the effect of that decision on several seemingly unrelated groups of individuals.

Incursion

Incursion

Deep space, 2002 - The Sabrosa arrives on a routine stop during what the crew has been told is a training mission. General Grij is ordered to follow up on the discovery made by the Hemera in 1997.

Signal

Signal

The Sabrosa arrives in Earth orbit. Alias's appearance drives Thad to a severe mental breakdown - severe enough to show up on Heirotus and Templar sensors. Thad's attempt to expel his "demon" meets with very literal results.

Convergence

Convergence

Raven and Tantek take advantage of a 1969 bureaucratic loophole to recruit the ex-Templar John West. General Grij struggles with the Sabrosa's long-range communications hardware while Thad's identity crisis takes a turn for the strange.

Reentry

Reentry

Astral and physical violence drive home the fact that while you may be able to escape your past, you cannot escape your self. Or a capital ship in an intersecting orbit.

Clarity

Clarity

Thad continues to have a hell of a time, while Raven and Tantek speculate about John's handling of the situation. The Sabrosa discovers that Here There Be Dragons, and the Templar go poking around in Val's head. Hilarity ensues.

Expulsion

Expulsion

The starship Aeon briefs its sole occupant on a recent discovery.

Motion

Motion

The Daedalus sets down long enough for a crew exchange, Grij brings James up to speed, and Greymalkin and Ornix experience different sides of the condition that's driving Thad up the wall.

Descent

Descent

Thad, Ornix and the Sabrosa set course for Bedlam.

Impact

Impact

All threads converge. For one brief moment, Bethlehem Medical Centre is the most important place in the universe. Then Raven goes and screws it up for everyone.

Subversion

Subversion

Greymalkin shows the remaining Terrans why he's the boss. Hard decisions are made in an instant, shit blows up, and a lot of people die.