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

September 22nd, 2552 – This means war Structural Engineer/Subversive Rescue Operations Director Kat “S-Kat” James Reporting So, sabotage, attempted murder are not acceptable causes to go to war— but destruction or property, attempted data theft, and laying the groundwork for genocide are. Got it. I could have told them it would end this way – […]

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

September 18th, 2552 – Review, retrieve, repeat Structural Engineer/Subversive Rescue Operations Director Kat “S-Kat” James Reporting Today things fell into a bit of a routine. The salvage crew would survey an area, identify the key pieces we’d want and or need, then the trained wrecking crew would come in, disassemble the items take out the […]

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

September 17th, 2552 – Human is a state of mind Structural Engineer/Subversive Rescue Operations Director Kat “S-Kat” James Reporting Now that we’ve identified the source of our problems and, more importantly, how to counter them we’re getting to work on salvage and honoring the dead. We have to do this relatively quickly since we aren’t […]

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