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Tantur, Part V

When the end came, it came quickly. Spied’jjer stood on the bridge of the Merdokk Industries heavy gunner Balrothrax and argued eloquently and passionately with the High Council Special Overseers unit all the way to the last. The Corporate goons … Continue reading

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Tantur, Part IV

Bortemus Balch – Spied’jjer Merdokk was a Class Four criminal and under no circumstances permitted to set foot on the Pinian Brotherhood’s sovereign flatworld, although he couldn’t have said why since he’d never even conspired to commit a crime here … Continue reading

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Tantur, Part III

“Alright,” Spider Merdokk said, once they’d ordered their food and were once again sitting and staring distrustfully at each other, “where to begin…” “I suspect, despite this theatre, that you have planned all of this out well in advance,” 7 … Continue reading

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Tantur, Part II

Volun Embyri Qiie was waiting for him outside the Nirvan Baths when he eventually descended from the hills. “Pecha … Balch,” the shaggy Fliei said. He spoke Xidh without a translator now, although his accent was still endearingly stilted. All … Continue reading

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Tantur, Part I

“First time in Heaven?” Bortemus Balch turned and glanced at the Vorontessi. Glanced up; he had to angle his head a little, which was still something of a novelty despite the company he’d been keeping lately. Vorontessæ were tall. “Yes,” … Continue reading

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The Rumour

There was a rumour – it would be a myth, but the sort of people who talked about it were of the hard-boiled science-and-reason variety and simply could not be having with myths – of a device. This device, so … Continue reading

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It’s all in the translation

There were so many criminals called Spider or the Spider, just one more could hardly make a difference. The nickname was so common, indeed, that most of the time it wasn’t even considered unoriginal. The creature was silent, viscerally-unsettling, a … Continue reading

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