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Episode 71: Lash and Slash

“I count fifteen pirates,” Shaak-Rom relayed, “They’re investigating the Boatman.” “Did Clidjitt get aboard?” Crimson’s voice asked. Her breathing also sounded labored; she was moving thought the ship. “I saw him,” Cort’s voice interjected. Shaak-Rom grit his pointed teeth. It … Continue reading

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Episode 70: It’s a Party!

“I’m waiting…” growled Galhaan. “Emergency depressurization is five minutes,” Crimson whined, “Please, even so we’ll lose a third of the ship’s atmosphere!” “You have two minutes!” The line blinked dead. “Gator!” Crimson yelled. “Yeah, Crims?” Gator’s baritone rumble came down … Continue reading

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Episode 69: Angry Pirates

The Rival shuddered and echoed with the concussion of Andross’ explosives. Crimson stumbled badly. Shaak-Rom’s perfect red and striped arms caught her. She cursed. The depressurization alarm honked; red warning lights ignited over the airlock door. Most of the crew … Continue reading

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Episode 67: Trapper’s Trap

“We have money!” Crimson added quickly, “There’s no need to any trouble!” “We’ll see,” replied Galhaan. “We will board at your port airlock. No weapons. Any aggression will be met with extreme force.” Crimson couldn’t let that happen. “We’ve sustained … Continue reading

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Episode 66: Possum

Even with her teeth clenched Crimson felt them chattering in her skull. The horrific force of 4,000 petajoules of explosions behind them rattled every screw, bolt, and soliesic seal on the Rival. Even with the inertial dampening fields providing some … Continue reading

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Episode 65: All At Once

“Swing our tail pipe around and prepare to fire the main engines!” Crimson ordered. She pulled down the intercom panel and keyed in a direct line to Engineering again. Gator answered. “What the heck’s goin’ on, Crims?” “Mag mine. Suspected … Continue reading

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Episode 64: Scramble

  “Full scans!” Crimson yelled, “Where are they?” “Scanning!” answered Clidjitt. “Can we stabilize our attitude?” “Tryin’…” Andross replied, both hands on the flight yoke. Crimson sat at the scanning station, but the Brev—with his four arms and compound eyes—would … Continue reading

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