Double Feature: Outbreak

Posted by Derek
Oct 24 2009

I’m in a good mood, so here’s Outbreak now instead of next week. I’m in less of a good mood than I was before I popped open StoryMill to find it had eaten a bunch of the file (it’s never done that before…) but it turned out to be mostly intact and only took about an hour to fix up.

I intend to get few installments of the precursors to Paradigm Shift up in the coming days, since it takes place in October.

Spoiler for Outbreak:

I recall a discussion about how Kieran would have gotten his hands on all this fancy stuff - a shuttle, an AI for just the family’s use… It’s now been somewhat explained. Breaking the spoiler in half in case you don’t want to see the out-of-installment explanation…

Basically, Kieran was a biotech guy with talents in the Art until his promotion in the Artisan’s Guild came down. When he was moved to a Grand Mastery position he made it his priority and stepped down from his other work. One of his prior colleagues came to him for help with a project (Bee’s future AI core) and as payment Kieran requested a prototype for a shuttle he was rebuilding. Where’d he get the shuttle to rebuild? Er… Nothing to see here, move along.

4 Responses

  1. grand poobah says:

    Not that it matters to me if I read a spoiler or not, but as some FYI: The blacked out text shows in plain text in the RSS feed.

  2. Derek says:

    I suspect that my plugin for hiding spoilers only works during the HTML rendering phase… Wonder if there’s a way to hack the RSS generator up.

  3. Derek says:

    No easy way to hide them in RSS short of just not putting them in at all.

  4. hans44 says:

    Awesome double! Also, PS? Sweet!

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