Wednesday, October 30, 2013

Rough Century: Every Five Years


The freighters still come more or less on schedule, every five years. Each time a Regiment is assembled and loaded aboard, dutifully. But the adventure seems to have dissipated. 

That part that's centuries old.












Saturday, October 26, 2013

Friday, October 25, 2013

Rough Century Continued


And after that and for the next 150 years the freighters showed up on schedule, in orbit roughly every five years to pick up another generation of the Regiment.

But it became less and less clear where the ships were coming from.











Wednesday, October 23, 2013

Friday, October 18, 2013

The Matabi: Final Crime


We thought this was the final crime, and we never recovered.

As a planet, I mean.











Sunday, October 13, 2013

The Matabi, All Hands


In 669, the Ohmre disaster. 

The
Mikhaansa in 726, in the 
fleet action off Ferent Prime.











 

Saturday, October 12, 2013

The Matabi: Context


The Hakon in 573 returned empty. Lost the Regiment in a warzone somewhere, dropped them off and then couldn't find them again. And the Laurie Alabaster in 598 blew up, all hands.














Friday, October 11, 2013

The Matabi, Part XI


In 708 the Broomcorn went missing in the Aeornholm Sector, was never heard from again. And then Wilhelm Troepf sailed in 732 and disintegrated six months out of orbit. 

Maintenance issues.











Thursday, October 10, 2013

The Matabi, Tradition


That was a shock, but hardly the first one. There was the aforementioned Bedescu in 643, sailed into a star. All hands.













Wednesday, October 9, 2013

The Matabi, Part IX


The freighter Comrade Ladel left with the Regiment in 853, and in 855 it sailed too close to a magnetic disruption and atomized.

All hands.