Wishing you a Festive Emberfest!

Networks fell, power dwindled,
Darkness settled, terror kindled.
Together we huddle, our spirits wont lift,
Out in the Black, abandoned we drift.

 

The engines are silent, silence that smothers.
Most colors are gone, Black ate all the others.
System readings in red, hope airlocked to Black,
We sent it away… but something came back!

 

Out of the Black, the stars advanced,
Out of the Black, little lights danced.
From heart to heart, light remembers, darkness flees and fear dwindles.
From hearth to hearth, we spread the embers, joined together, life rekindles.

 

Poem found scrawled on the wall of an abandoned house in the Red Zones of Tau Station.

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Behind-the-scenes: A look at ongoing mission work

Attentive Citizens will already know that our narrative team has been working hard on missions recently. The work involves updating existing content and developing a new series of core missions. Read on to find out more about this work on one of our main narrative features!

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Considering Commerce

In the cycles that followed the Catastrophe, it took every ounce of tenacity, ingenuity, and no small degree of luck for humanity to drag itself, tooth and nail, out of the debris filled avalanche of potential oblivion. Always scrappy as a species, we somehow managed to pull ourselves, gasping for collective air inexorably upwards, grasping at every chance for survival. Along the way, a number of principles from Before managed to cling onto us for the climb out of this metaphorical pit.

Capitalism, ever our most tenacious trait, was one such survivor. It has since born a number of systems that have helped us try to thrive in an otherwise untenable situation. In today’s future, the concept of Free Enterprise allows us to boldly go where we might otherwise have been wholly unable to. Engage with us below and we shall go into a little more detail.

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Benevolent Dynamics presents Quantum Telepheresis

The galaxy is truly a vast, mind-bogglingly large place to live, these days more than most! Humanity’s stations orbit planets, that in turn orbit stars. Solar systems dance in a complicated rumba around the galaxy and we strive to travel throughout it all! Benevolent Dynamics, through the new, old, and proudly reclaimed science of Quantum Telepheresis is extraordinarily pleased to announce that we have just brought all of that so much closer together! 

Accept this broadcast to learn more. Disclaimer – please note the broadcast includes sensory input. Please ensure your surroundings are safe and you are not operating heavy machinery during the presentation. 

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TauLife Holozene Issue 101

TauLife Holozene Issue 101 – First broadcast 202.89

Greetings listeners! Welcome to another edition of TauLife, the on-the-pulse holozene of all things Consortium.

Today’s special edition comes to you straight from Daedalus station, home of the Promethean Sect. Strap in citizens, or should I say ‘brothers and sisters’, as we talk all things ‘One Life’ with today’s special guest, Sister Nyx, a sect member for exactly 100 cycles!

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TauLife Holozene Issue 98

TauLife Holozene Issue 98 – First Broadcast on 202.87

Greetings Consortium Citizens! Welcome to another exciting broadcast of TauLife, the exciting holozene bringing you the best tidbits from the Sol system and beyond!

Today we talk with Fellie Norbush, a charming Harsene who works as a field technician for Benevolent Dynamics. You may have come across Fellie when visiting the port of Tau Station.

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Bonds explained: A virtual economy (part 2)

The credit may have only taken a few post-Catastrophe cycles to become humanity’s common currency. But its premium counterpart, the bond, was a much stranger discovery. It took far longer to find its place in the galaxy’s economic system.

Having been forged in the throes of the Catastrophe, this unusual technology fascinates many. Even today, debates rage about the true nature of bonds. What exactly are they? None can provide a full answer, but at least some things are agreed upon…

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Taking Credit: A Virtual Economy

In the time following the Catastrophe, almost all infrastructure had collapsed. Many networked systems had crashed and much that existed within the digital realm was erased as if a virtual wildfire had spread through the galaxy’s servers in one digitally-devastating wave. It resulted in a catastrophic loss of both life and data on an unfathomable scale. Isolated systems were, for the most part, the only element to survive and, due to the nature of its digital existence, the credit was one such system. Capitalism, always humanity’s most tenacious trait, had managed to survive the apocalypse.

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Corps Run(down): Guns & Gastronomy

A number of corporations have risen to a degree of notoriety and acclaim since the Catastrophe, growing and stepping in to fill the void in needs and services created by the Catastrophe. Some are, perhaps inevitably, less reputable than others while others purport to having only humanity’s best interests at heart. In either case or anywhere in between, the current climate that puts survival of the species at the forefront of our list of priorities makes the perfect breeding ground for a handful of powerful organizations to end up with corporate control of various aspects of what is shaping into day to day life. 

Read on below and in future segments for our rundown of the major players out there!

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Galactic Destinations: Cape Verde Stronghold

Wherever humanity goes in this strange and wondrous galaxy, dear reader, Galactic Destinations goes too. But not always: not to Cape Verde Stronghold, in the so-called ‘Iron Quad’ system. On this occasion, our writer refused the trip and advises you do the same. But, for the fearless travelers who visit regardless, here are some essential survival tips:

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