273-Valkyrie’s View: A Year Among the Stars

September 29th, 2552 – Another place another time Pilot/Explorer/Interpreter Kat “S-Kat” James Reporting No way this ends well… The diplomats want me to take them back to Baljatuun, Jatuun told me not to come back until I heard otherwise and of course I’m the only one who heard it or could understand what he was […]

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272-Valkyrie’s View: A Year Among the Stars

September 28th, 2552 – Another Time, another place Pilot/Explorer/Interpreter Kat “S-Kat” James Reporting Sometimes I think my life is a shell game. The day started out with me three diplomats, an Einherjar rep, and three guards heading planet side to talk to Baljatuun. He seems to need someone or something to talk through with the […]

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271-Valkyrie’s View: A Year Among the Stars

September 27th, 2552 – At Odds Pilot/Explorer/Interpreter Kat “S-Kat” James Reporting Baljatuun is learning how to communicate with me, or I’m learning to listen better so he can tone down that sandpaper on sunburn feeling in my brain when we communicate. I get the feeling he has hasn’t talked to anyone in a very, very […]

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270-Valkyrie’s View: A Year Among the Stars

September 26th, 2552 – Baljatuun Pilot/Explorer Kat “S-Kat” James Reporting Because of our first touch down protocols, no one was really worried when I spent the night planet-side. Let’s face it, worst-case scenario, I can sidestep almost anything and get— somewhere. Only it seems Jatuun can interfere with the well – and then all windows […]

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269-Valkyrie’s View: A Year Among the Stars

September 25th, 2552 – Planet 424717-B Pilot/Explorer Kat “S-Kat” James Reporting The life of an explorer is never what you expect, or want it to be. Dancer got the tropical paradise with nothing but beaches and lagoons, Skip got the world of a thousand fireflies, of course— they were exploding fireflies so… G-man got the […]

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268-Valkyrie’s View: A Year Among the Stars

September 24th, 2552 – Planet 424717-B Pilot/Explorer Kat “S-Kat” James Reporting I know that Dancer’s Retreat, Tequila Sunrise, even Explody Bug World started out as numbers but 424717-B is my planet, and unless someone decides to take it from me— it will be my job to do the initial survey. I’m excited. Okay, that’s the […]

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267-Valkyrie’s View: A Year Among the Stars

September 23rd, 2552 – No more Sunrise Structural Engineer/Subversive Rescue Operations Director Kat “S-Kat” James Reporting It would seem that traveling in and out of the well does indeed deal with the parasites, however, the effect of being exposed to the vile things and the poisons they excrete is cumulative. The dangers outweigh the return […]

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265-Valkyrie’s View: A Year Among the Stars

September 21st, 2552 – Trojan Tech Structural Engineer/Subversive Rescue Operations Director Kat “S-Kat” James Reporting Fortunately, Fipps’ people are paranoid enough that they were studying the files they’d downloaded on a closed system with nothing but the files and the utilities they needed to analyze what they were looking at — something I’m going to […]

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264-Valkyrie’s View: A Year Among the Stars

September 20th, 2552 – Now we’re cooking Structural Engineer/Subversive Rescue Operations Director Kat “S-Kat” James Reporting I got a long debrief from the brass and a warning from Fipps. The brass wanted to make sure they’d covered everything and that they made it clear that they were not responsible for what I did on my […]

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251-Valkyrie’s View: A Year Among the Stars

September 7th, 2552 – Change for the worse Escape artist/Jump-Gate Navigator/Possible Plague Victim Kat “S-Kat” James Reporting The two scientists I brought back registered as having chemical changes in their system, but even as Fipps and the Life Sciences folks started to study them, they registered as normal once again, their blood chemistry came back […]

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