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The Battle for Aquila IX - Whitesmiths Solution
Posted by Beryl Strifeclaw on March 23, 2016 at 11:18pm

   Bookworm was once again surprised at the size of the airship dock inside the caverns.  She knew they had been constructing this base for over one hundred years, but it was an impressive feat.  Dock workers and soldiers were rushing to load a large airship far below her.  She could see they were getting prepared to evacuate. In the...

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The Debt, Collected.
Posted by Mr Tenk on March 22, 2016 at 10:02am ...4 replies

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It was March. The Oiling Festival was in full swing. Mr Underby, the mayor’s personal assistant, had been tasked with overseeing the removal and storage of the furnishings, files, and artifacts in City Hall in preparation for...

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The Battle for Aquila IX - Crushed
Posted by Beryl Strifeclaw on March 21, 2016 at 1:59pm

  The sealed maintenance hatches proved problematic, but they finally emerged from the tunnels with a sighs of relief.  Jeffrey had to squeeze through first, stepping on previously smashed clockwork and incapacitated men.  “Someone left quite the mess here.  One of yours Captain ‘Earworm?”

   Bookworm would not look a gift horse in the mouth and, she thought with a...

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The Battle for Aquila IX - An Impassioned Plea
Posted by Beryl Strifeclaw on March 19, 2016 at 9:15pm

  The electricity that had brought life back to the station vanished as it flickered violently, and then replaced again with emergency power. In the maintenance shafts Doctor Gammis found his footing with the coaching of Mariah.  He breathed heavily as he shivered and sweated profusely. Bookworm...

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The Battle for Aquila IX - Wrath
Posted by Beryl Strifeclaw on March 18, 2016 at 7:37pm

   Yang huddled above the hangar, hidden in the rafters from the men searching below.  The chef had used Beryl and Loki’s escape to find better cover.  The nurse had told them to stop moving so freely, but staying in the airship would not have been wise. After the two fled armed soldiers arrived looking for the missing workmen.  They had searched everything below thoroughly, but without a ladder leading above...

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Little Black Book: On Politicians
Posted by Martin Malus on March 17, 2016 at 6:08pm

Well, Underby is still here running city hall in my bar, and he's obviously not going to give me a job so I can move up in the world. Nothing to do but watch and learn. Watch and learn, right?

Here's what I've learned. 

You have to be an idiot to get ahead in politics. No one wants anyone smarter than themselves near them because it will expose how stupid they are, so the structure is in a constant state of dumbing down. I'...