Deathwatch – Binary Stars Episode 4

Pre-Battle Report of Captain Alister Mac Lir
125.787.M41 1813 Hours
Operational Theater: Rheelas

The meeting with the Salamanders and Ultramarines has amounted to little but wasted operational time and a foul taste in my mouth. However, the presence of the Deathwatch, and the fact that a fellow brother ranks among them, is encouraging. No Xenos shall stand against us, and the habitual over-cautiousness of the other chapters will not hinder us any further. My honor guard and myself are en route to the city-ship Esmerelda, where we will pluck this infestation root and stem, by whatever means necessary.

By the tribes of Sacris, our will be done.

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Deathwatch – Binary Stars Episode 3

From the desk of Inquisitor Ulysses Wright
125.787.M41 1357 Hours
In Transit to Hestus, Jericho Reach [Achilus Crusade]

Lord-Captain Incanus Gilden, Rogue Trader:

I write this to you mere moments before we enter transit, this very temporary delay only justified by the potential inexcusable loss of Rheelas. I have deployed a Deathwatch Kill-Team to aid against incursion by unknown Xenos on the planet’s surface, and cannot wait to resolve the situation. Please make haste to collect them immediately afterward, and have them brought to the Death World of Bellom at greatest possible speed. As per usual, an agent entrusted by myself can be safely assumed to traffick in nothing of danger to the Imperium, and your mission and related dealings will be expedited at the highest possible speeds, including customs checks. Please also provide all pertinent expertise in Xenos artifacts.

With Commendation,
Ulysses Wright

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Deadlands – Fallen Flags Finale

There comes a time in one’s life where you need to look at the decisions that you’ve made, and decide that enough is enough. That just because you’ve spent a great deal of time and effort pursuing something, that alone does not mean that you should continue without purpose, or with misguided purpose. There is a great bravery, I believe, to certain forms of failure, to certain forms of concession, those that cause you to grow in the process, and lead to further success. If one spends their entire life, shortens it even, in the name of a single, unenviable and wrong-headed ethic, then they have written their own epitaph long before their time has come. The drive to persist, to continue, is written deep into the fabric of the human ethos, but doomed is the starving man that walks unstoppably and inexorably toward the center of the desert. That is why, Dear Diary, I believe our time is at an end. You have chronicled my failings dutifully, and it is time for me to find the truth in them, rather than persist foolishly. May that gun one day melt in the fires of Hell.

-Recovered from a dust-stained page in the diary of an unnamed debt collector, written late August, 1877

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Red Markets 10K Lakes – The Frogger

As the cruel winter subsides, one last cold front moves in to rock Upper Minnesota.  Will our intrepid entrepreneurs be able to cross the perilous roads and find their target, or will the cruel wheels of fate smash them into the pavement?

This is part of an ongoing interpodcast series.  This episode can be consumed on its own but the greater archives of RM10k Lakes as well as the setting summary can be found here.  Apologies also for the audio quality this episode.

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Deadlands – Fallen Flags Episode 15

There comes a time in every notable life when one must choose to use their strengths to pursue either wealth or their convictions. With luck, one might find the former while chasing the latter, but the latter almost always dissipates in the search for the former. And so it is with my work; Do I build to change war, change peace, change work, change leisure, and in doing so, become a titan of industry? Or do I do what I can to seek answers to the most fundamental questions at the heart of mankind, those that one asks shivering in the darkness when the light of day has absconded with life’s distractions? Is there a God? If there is, He is much crueler than we could have ever imagined. Is there life after death? Assuredly so, as the survivors of the risen Gettysburg Cemetery can attest. Can one return unscathed to the ones they left far, far too soon? I’m damn well going to find out. The secrets of our fragile, unraveling reality are buried deeper than we have ever thought to dig. But just as our species used its intellect to cease the fumbling of our fingernails against the unyielding earth, so too shall we use the fruits of this New Science to uncover the bounty below. And anyone who tries to stop me shall become track for my wheels, and fuel for my fire. My love, you departed believing that my work pulled me from you. It will be the final thing to reunite us. This I swear.

-Document recovered at great difficulty from the home of Darius Hellstromme, mid-August, 1877

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