The ache for home lives in all of us, the safe place where we can go as we are and not be questioned. Maya Angelou
We live among the stars, drifting through the Black on orbital stations that emulate the conditions we require to stay alive. Our life, however, did not begin up here. It began far below, on planets that we can look down upon from our lofty perches and dream of returning to.
However, we cannot. At least not right now…
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Another 3.5(ish) cycles have drifted by like they were barely a segment! Emberfest is just around the corner and stations everywhere are putting up their holo-embers, revelers are planning their revelry, and a new caper is on its way to be chronicled! Cast your CORETECHS below and get a peak at Emberfests past, present, and future!
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“Hollow Seen around the corner!”
The cry filters down the hallway from just ahead and is immediately followed by the sounds of a number of people, young and old, screaming and running. Dim lighting casts strange and jagged shadows as the echo of…something…follows them, reverberating round the bend in the dark corridor ahead.
The chaotic cacophony predicts the visual of a panicked throng rounding the corner and sprinting, pell-mell in your direction! It is only as they get closer that you can make out squealing delight mixed in with the exhilarated screams of playful fear.
“Hollow Seen!” Somebody yells again to the accompaniment of peals of laughter as they run past you.
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Greetings galactic citizens. May whatever phase of the day your current orbit finds you be extraordinarily pleasant! We’re very excited to bring you the very latest in Omni-reality advances: The C.H.R.O.N.I.C.L.E!
Cast your collective CORETECHS below to learn more about this ground-breaking new tech that is aimed at re-capturing humanity’s soul as we slowly but surely emerge from the ashes of Catastrophe.
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Earlier this cycle we shared that our Aesthetics Regulation Taskforce added a number of gorgeous looking NPC avatars to the corridors and walkways of your favorite stations. Citizens of the galaxy come in all shapes and sizes and will help, hinder, or engage you in myriad ways!
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“The engineers of the future will be poets.” –Terence McKenna
We love a story…this is the type of statement we could enter were we vying for understatement of the galaxy. Our ongoing mission, that we wholeheartedly chose to accept, was to fill the universe of Tau Station with endless narratives and engaging adventures! To that end, we bring you another segment of Mission Dispatches to tease some upcoming, incoming, tales!
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As we recently shared, our Aesthetics Regulation Taskforce has been cranking up their CORETECHS well past eleven this cycle! This time round, they’d like to introduce you to some of the newest denizens (or newer looks of older denizens) of the galaxy! Keep reading for a look at some gorgeous avatar artwork!
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“Space is big. Really big. You just won’t believe how vastly, hugely, mind-bogglingly big it is.” Excerpt from a small fragment of an ancient Terran guide to galactic life found after the Catastrophe.
After the Catastrophe, what remains of humanity exists is space stations scattered around the galaxy. Space, it is said, is what now binds human civilization. It is the dark and murky sea in which we flounder, struggling to stay afloat in. It is what gives us purpose, bonds us together against a cold, zero-atmospheric foe that would wipe us out but for a few meters of corroded metal and ancient rock.
But we need it. Space is also our challenge, it drives us, lights the fires of our inspiration on how to survive it, traverse it, and even utilize it. It would be the death of us all, and thus we fight against it, stand against it, build our hulls to steadfastly protect us from it.
Space, it turns out, is, at least for now, our home.
From the musings of Maya Von Christova – Benevolent Dynamics
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The galaxy sure is a biggun. Whole place is mindbogglingly vast, they say! And, thanks to them astro-engineering folks consistently workin’ them jump gates, it’s getting a might smaller in terms of our own perceptions. One of the greatest aspects of this here phenomenon is the reclamation and re-embracation thereof of long lost or even newfangled traditions!
OmReAthletics is one such beauty to recently come back to us from the Ross 154 system! Join us for a segment to talk up this bit of Culture of the ‘Verse!
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Luxury, one often finds, is scarce in a post-catastrophe civilization. Most, whislt struggling to survive a near extinction level event, rarely are able to afford such amenities that some of us find essential to any sort of life worth living (or taking)! For us few elite, such considerations, however, are never off the table! Welcome to Hemingway’s Hyperdashery, gearing the galaxy in ultra-finery (if you can afford it).
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