21c: Outsiders Lurking Below

??? The warmth of the vitae stream cast the white pillars in an iridescent glow. Lambda hummed to herself from where she was perched on top of one of the slanted pillars. She’d been busily scrubbing away at a patch of overgrown moss on a stubborn spot on the pillar for quite some time. GammaContinue reading “21c: Outsiders Lurking Below”

18.⭑-2: Saint Candidate, ∞ Schadenfreude

Re-cap: Scorpio has revealed himself. Now his fall and his plans come to the surface. Schadenfreude » Pleasure at misfortune for eternity. Talib Al-Jarrah knew he was born with a golden spoon in his mouth—granted, it was quite a bitter spoon. While most children in Scorpio during the war were out learning tactics and gun-play withContinue reading “18.⭑-2: Saint Candidate, ∞ Schadenfreude”

18.[]: Peacekeepers, 2350 Verdeckt

Re-cap:  Maria and Veles have offered their assistance to the peacekeepers and Capricornians, cleanly sweeping away the Augen members and the Augen-converted generals. Guided by Scorpio’s hand, however, Maria departs with Veles after Conta. Those who remain… Verdeckt » A covert player unveiled at 2350 hours Alice’s fascination about the human mind had developed at anContinue reading “18.[]: Peacekeepers, 2350 Verdeckt”

18.⭑-1: Saint Candidate, ∞ Zugzwang

Re-cap: At the same time that Maria encounters Leona, Flannery Caertas—nicknamed ‘money bags,’ childhood friend of Talib and Alice, and failed saint candidate of Libra—has an encounter of her own. Zugzwang » An obligation to action for eternity Flannery Caertas still remembered when absolute darkness was her friend. ‘Total blindness’ was what the doctors had calledContinue reading “18.⭑-1: Saint Candidate, ∞ Zugzwang”

16.[]: Peacekeepers, 0900 Sehnsucht

Re-cap:  Alice, Talib, and Gabrielle are on a mission assignment in the capital of Capricorn to look into the Verbundene Augen. While there, they come across Flannery Caertas who is there for business regarding the conductor convention and Roberto who is there on a case.  They come across an comatose Olive who is under ClaireContinue reading “16.[]: Peacekeepers, 0900 Sehnsucht”

15.[]: Peacekeepers, 0700 Verschlimmbesserung

Re-cap: While the main six are entangled by an unseen enemy, peacekeeper Gabrielle Law embarks to investigate the Verbundene Augen in Capricorn alongside two companions. Verschlimmbesserung » Improving for the worse beyond 0700 hours Ariesian knight-turned-Ophiuchian peacekeeper Gabrielle Law felt like she was losing her minions one-by-one. She’d lost her first, oldest, and best toContinue reading “15.[]: Peacekeepers, 0700 Verschlimmbesserung”

7.6: Jericho’s Peace (Guerra)

Re-cap:  Synchronization has occurred.  Several months prior, peacekeeping agent Jericho was assigned to investigate the disappearance of a missing peacekeeping agent named Leona, future first chairwoman of the ELPIS Department of Ophiuchus. His investigation took him to the Twin Cities of Gemini alongside his assigned partner Talib Al-Jarrah where he encountered an ELPIS sect andContinue reading “7.6: Jericho’s Peace (Guerra)”