Throught all of history, few things have been prized as greatly as a good pub. That rule is no less true in space, where the distance between bars might be measured in light years. The Claddagh was the best working man’s gin-joint in Brimstone; nowhere near as fancy as Roxy’s but a damn sight better […]
For a guy who at one point just wanted to be a medic, Doc found himself tumbling down the rabbit hole into a world of violent crime and weird-ass science. As bizarre as things had gotten, nothing could have prepared him for his return to Mine 3, far below the surface of the Nek.
They say time is money, but these days the real gold is information. Juicy data. Almost any secret can be uncovered if you know what database to hack, what email system to infiltrate. Some people call that criminal but as a professional hacker, Darius called it a solid business model.
Hey INNers, next segment of the hosted fiction series, Hunted and Hunter by Dragonfiremalus. Enjoy.
Assassins have crept through the dark hallways of history, a fact that will persist in the far-flung future. Technology won’t make us better, it will just make us better at what we do. With sleek powered armor and active camouflage, tomorrow’s elite paid killers will move like shadows in the darkness.
Despite all of our goodness, no race in the ‘verse can be as cruel as mankind. As a species we inflict harm on ourselves, on each other, on every living thing around us. Some do it for money, some to feed our darkest bloodlust, and some just to be inexplicably mean. In an episode that […]
In a grown-up game of Cops n Robbers, Bounty Hunters worked the fringes of the fight with one foot on either side of the law. Taking jobs that the cops didn’t want, using tactics the cops couldn’t use, Bounty Hunters were a part of the big circle of life. But every circle has a back […]
Hey Indiegogo supporters, it is time for another installment of “It’s a Good Day to Die”… or not! We can’t thank our supporters enough and hope you enjoy this timely view of life on the fringe carving riches out of rocks. It is, to be sure, a dangerous business.
Every thief must have a buyer, someone not too picky about certificates of ownership. For those who pirate their way across space, a fence was an indispensible necessity; a connection to buyers with cash to spend. But the bigger the prize, the bigger the risk, with everything on the line.
It is said that those who don’t learn from history are doomed to repeat it. But sometimes the only way to unravel a horrific event is to re-live it, to open old scars. It is a path not into the light but into deep, abysmal darkness; to the burned-out grave of the Nek… and what […]
Hey INNers, another hosted fiction addition to Dragonfiremalus’ series, Hunted and Hunter. To get the most out of the piece it is recommended you read the previous parts.
Nobody will forget the night the skies over L1B burned, or all that was consumed in the maelstrom. But sometimes what is lost is not as horrific as what remains. Amid the melted cars, the ash, the charred bits of bone… are the things we leave behind.
Today’s hosted fiction is by David “Duke” Lito. It is strongly recommended you read the first three chapters before this one, you will find the links below.
Wars blaze across entire star systems, while crimes – like the theft of ancient artifacts – can victimize entire worlds. But while fleets and armies are dispatched to resolve differences in battle, criminal matters are often handled at a more… personal level. These moments are often less about justice than they are about revenge. A […]
Tensions are running high as the fires of war spread from the Vanduul front lines to the streets of UEE, Banu and Xi’An homeworlds. As the resources of law and order are sucked increasingly into the war effort, intrepid journalists risk life and limb to beam video of crime and terror. It has become a […]
While it may be all piracy and mayhem out in the black, it is mystery and murder that lurks the brothels and back alleys of Brimstone. The search to figure out what was in somebody’s head can take you to some pretty bizarre places. Even by Brimstone’s standards, few places in the ‘verse promise to […]
We’ve all had ’em; those days when things start off badly and go straight to hell from there. Those are the days we are thankful for the unsung heroes of the universe, the ones who answer the calls for help. A big /salute to all of you!
Hey INNers! For those of you finding a home in the dark alleys of Brimstone, welcome back – here is part 4. Let the squeamish beware, the blood is starting to fly…
IMPORTANT NOTE BRIMSTONE READERS: My INN debut story GOLIATH was initially written as a stand-alone piece while the Brimstone arc was being created. The events of that story have been fully inter-woven in the fabric of Brimstone, so if you are following along and haven’t yet read GOLIATH, now is the time. Consider it as […]
Hey INNers, here is the next installment of the BRIMSTONE saga! Life ain’t easy for pirates and smugglers, whether you are trying to get lost in crowded traffic or sneak unseen along the far edge of the black. The ‘verse can be a big empty place until you are trying like hell to hide.