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

September 19th, 2552 – Survival Structural Engineer/Subversive Rescue Operations Director Kat “S-Kat” James Reporting I think we were all in shock. 7 skiffs, full medical staff, or scavenging teams— just a field of debris. I knew I should high tail it, but where? There were more of us on board that we had supplies and […]

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

August 29th, 2552 – Proceeding with Caution Pilot/Mechanic/Jump-Gate Navigator/Grunt in training Kat “S-Kat” James Reporting The exploration team deployed this morning, with me waiting in the wings just in case I was needed. Sitting just outside the planet’s atmosphere I had a lot of time, and very little to do, other than the usual, keep […]

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

May 5th, 2552 Random Encounter Test Pilot/ Part-time mechanic – Schroedinger’s Kat Reporting I have to admit, I felt a lot better having something we could use to detect our visitors, and Fipps was actually able to use my recording and the information he got from his sensors to develop something that would, he hoped, […]

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

April 29th, 2552 Landing on Theoretical Impossibilities Exploration Team /Pilot of Schroedinger’s Kat/ – Katherine ‘ConV’ James Reporting So, my first official day of working with the Exploration Team and what am I doing? Designing better landing gear for landing on unknown surfaces. See, this is where simulators fail. You can program the most complex […]

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

April 5th, 2552 Isolation Voice of reason/Schroedinger’s Kat/ – Katherine ‘ConV’ James Reporting I really don’t know what the brass is thinking. It’s bad enough the 5.7 is on the Twilight of the Gods but now all the scientists, technicians and mechanics who are reverse engineering her are now all nicely stationed on the ship […]

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

April 2nd, 2552 Just Friends Tow Truck Driver/Schroedinger’s Kat/ – Katherine ‘ConV’ James Reporting I did finally take pity on Fipps, and accepted that in his world we’re ‘just friends.’ I mean, I was trying to be funny and while his reaction was rather comical— ultimately I guess the joke was on me. Tower told […]

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

March 27th, 2552 Busywork Tow Truck Driver/metallurgist’s apprentice/ – Katherine ‘ConV’ James Reporting Well, since they couldn’t have me just sitting around moping, Cookie and Mac worked together to get me some kind of assignment on the project. I understand that the powers-that-be want to make sure I don’t break something during the reverse engineering […]

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

March 24th, 2552 Almost but not quite under wraps Tow Truck Driver/Usual Suspect/mechanic’s apprentice/ – Katherine ‘ConV’ James Reporting The top-secret package arrived today – Wrapped in the plastics we were taught to wrap artifacts in, only it was wrapped so tightly, no one could tell what we were looking at, which I think was […]

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

March 22nd, 2552 Double Secret Assignment Tow Truck Driver/Lab Rat/mechanic’s apprentice/ – Katherine ‘ConV’ James Reporting They are still being so secretive about everything and the only good thing I can say about it is the fact that I’m not the only one who’s about to burst from all the secrecy. Even Cookie and Mac […]

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