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2372514508"…And I'll personally produce a limited number of previously unreleased designs. An alternate version of Blast Furnace, for example," Ada-1 explained. "First you strong-arm us into altering our specs," the VEIST rep scoffed, "And now you come begging for…
1896309757Adit and Majjora clung to the chain link fence, well beyond the outside perimeter of the Crucible viewing area. They peered past a motionless Redjack stationed at the entrance, straining to see snippets of action on the massive viewing screens. Adit caught…
568611923Devrim was surrounded as soon as he arrived in Neu Turbach. Villagers patted him on the arms, children tugged at his fatigues, and homemade treats were stuffed into his pockets. Each one thanked him in their own way. Eventually the village leader, Joacha…
2763843899Josef opened the door. Shaxx filled the hallway beyond. "You look tired," said the Crucible handler. "But I have just the thing to get you buzzing." "No time for the Crucible," Josef dissembled. "Another day." "I'll hold you to that. But that's not w…
2763843898"That's awfully ruthless, no?" Lord Shaxx queried. "It's one thing to kill an enemy in combat. But executions… that's dirty business. I know from experience." "Hmm," Saladin grumbled, turning the elaborate hand cannon over in his hands. "I felt the same…
568611922Empress Caiatl strolled between rows of Legionaries standing at attention. "I commend you, Valus Saladin." The empress projected her voice for the benefit of the soldiers. "Your training has made the Iron War Beasts the very tusks of the empire." Caia…
1050806815"Per your request, Lord Shaxx." The VEIST rep waved two fingers toward a nearby frame, which prompted it to open the metal suitcase on the table. "Similar to your original design," the rep continued, "with a few choice additions from our engineering tea…
1453235079They called her the Roamer because she'd never lived in the City. In the bad old days, before Takanome's Rangers, Tamsin didn't hide behind any wall. She stood two meters high, tall enough to ride her stolen Pike. She was no Guardian, not even Awoken. Sh…
3612338554Four-year-old Eld leaned into Perilla-28's side, a half-eaten cracker forgotten and crumbling in his small hands. "Did you know I was in the City for Six Fronts? I was already here, though I wouldn't meet your great-great-grandma for a long time yet."…
568611921Mara Sov stepped lightly. She knew that nothing short of gunfire could disrupt the Cryptarchs' meditation, yet she was still loathe to disturb the uncanny silence of the Hygiea Division's libraries. She approached a raised dais, where Cryptarch Sjalla h…
2372514509Elsie's RifleShaxx's massive hand swallowed up his pen. He effortlessly held his map in the other; the fierce wind at the highest point of the old Tower couldn't pull the paper from his hands. Elsie surveyed the horizon. The City, alive and vibrant stretched out befo…
1815105249"THIS PLACE HAS THE BEST SAKE!" The Titan bellowed. The Warlock beside him grunted in assent. Araito chuckled to himself from his unseen position at the grill. His family's sake was fermented inside a discarded Servitor. The distinctive tang came from ru…
2228325504Edge TransitDevrim was surrounded as soon as he arrived in Neu Turbach. Villagers patted him on the arms, children tugged at his fatigues, and homemade treats were stuffed into his pockets. Each one thanked him in their own way. Eventually the village leader, Joacha…
4043921923The MountaintopEmpress Caiatl strolled between rows of Legionaries standing at attention. "I commend you, Valus Saladin." The empress projected her voice for the benefit of the soldiers. "Your training has made the Iron War Beasts the very tusks of the empire." Caia…
2480074702ForbearanceMara Sov stepped lightly. She knew that nothing short of gunfire could disrupt the Cryptarchs' meditation, yet she was still loathe to disturb the uncanny silence of the Hygiea Division's libraries. She approached a raised dais, where Cryptarch Sjalla h…
3757612024Luna's HowlJosef opened the door. Shaxx filled the hallway beyond. "You look tired," said the Crucible handler. "But I have just the thing to get you buzzing." "No time for the Crucible," Josef dissembled. "Another day." "I'll hold you to that. But that's not w…
2499720827Midnight Coup"That's awfully ruthless, no?" Lord Shaxx queried. "It's one thing to kill an enemy in combat. But executions… that's dirty business. I know from experience." "Hmm," Saladin grumbled, turning the elaborate hand cannon over in his hands. "I felt the same…
211732170HammerheadAdit and Majjora clung to the chain link fence, well beyond the outside perimeter of the Crucible viewing area. They peered past a motionless Redjack stationed at the entrance, straining to see snippets of action on the massive viewing screens. Adit caught…
2533990645Blast Furnace"…And I'll personally produce a limited number of previously unreleased designs. An alternate version of Blast Furnace, for example," Ada-1 explained. "First you strong-arm us into altering our specs," the VEIST rep scoffed, "And now you come begging for…
3851176026Elsie's RifleShaxx's massive hand swallowed up his pen. He effortlessly held his map in the other; the fierce wind at the highest point of the old Tower couldn't pull the paper from his hands. Elsie surveyed the horizon. The City, alive and vibrant stretched out befo…
205225492Hung Jury SR4They called her the Roamer because she'd never lived in the City. In the bad old days, before Takanome's Rangers, Tamsin didn't hide behind any wall. She stood two meters high, tall enough to ride her stolen Pike. She was no Guardian, not even Awoken. Sh…
570866107SuccessionFour-year-old Eld leaned into Perilla-28's side, a half-eaten cracker forgotten and crumbling in his small hands. "Did you know I was in the City for Six Fronts? I was already here, though I wouldn't meet your great-great-grandma for a long time yet."…
3098328572The Recluse"Per your request, Lord Shaxx." The VEIST rep waved two fingers toward a nearby frame, which prompted it to open the metal suitcase on the table. "Similar to your original design," the rep continued, "with a few choice additions from our engineering tea…
243425374Falling Guillotine"THIS PLACE HAS THE BEST SAKE!" The Titan bellowed. The Warlock beside him grunted in assent. Araito chuckled to himself from his unseen position at the grill. His family's sake was fermented inside a discarded Servitor. The distinctive tang came from ru…
1599691027Grimoire: The City—Onslaught"Our enemies never relent. Neither will you." —Lord Shaxx —————— Despite the sharp breeze in the Tower, the air in Shaxx's outpost is uncomfortably still and weighted with tension. There is work to do: personal feeling must not interfere when certain do…
1599691024Grimoire: Eris Morn—Hive God of VengeanceEris, tenacious Eris. Crota's Bane, Oryx's Sorrow. Ruin of Xivu Arath. To see you reduced once again to a minion of the Awoken queen. Examining a locked gate for signs of weakness. Rattling the bars to the afterlife, when you might have kicked the door…
1599691025Grimoire: The Ironwood Tree"Not much sense memorializing anybody during the Dark Age. Anyone worth remembering, you'd hang onto them without trying." Drifter crouches down in front of the Ironwood tree, mindful of the offerings littering the ground. The amulet's nothing fancy—not…
1599691030Grimoire: BRAVE ArsenalLord Shaxx? Oh, he's quite a craftsman. But then of course, he's a survivor—like us. He loves rewarding his pupils. With praise and, at times, with something more material. He invests great care in his designs. Still, sometimes a weapon has an unexpected…
1599691031Article: Down on the FarmBy Ember Hadad, Senior Editor at the City Herald Readers might be forgiven for imagining that, after having been captured by Shadow Legion forces, EDZ residents might consider relocating to the Last City. I took a trip out to the famed settlement know…
1599691028Grimoire: Enemies—Reaver Vandal"Death is the great mystery to us all." —Master Rahool —————— The question of Eliksni mortality is often discussed amongst members of the Cryptarchy. Stories of Eliksni arising in full health from a death or near-death state—as Mithrax did, some say—abo…
1599691029Article: A Darker Hour? Looking Back at the Great DisasterBy Emmanuil Utkin, Staff Writer for the City Herald Several lifetimes have passed since the Vanguard suffered a blow from which many felt it might never recover. For the Lightless among us, the Great Disaster has become a fable: a story of monsters and t…
1599691034Grimoire: The City—Praxic Order"They're some of the Tower's best assets. There is always the risk, of course, of… overenthusiasm." —Ikora Rey —————— TYPE: AGENT FEED PARTIES: Two [2]. One [1] agent Aunor Mahal [M]; One [1] field agent, redacted [R] under Cormorant encryption //AUDIO…
1599691035Article: United in Hope—Our Neighbors in NeomunaBy Emmanuil Utkin, Staff Writer at the City Herald Confirmation of a Human settlement on Neptune was only one of several shocking revelations over the course of recent years. Its discovery marks a sea change in our collective access to Golden Age informa…
749156569Article: Hot Off the ShelfBy Ember Hadad, Senior Editor at the City Herald My new friend is an unassuming young man in a torn flight jacket, still coated in a fine layer of dust. His Ghost, Rivet, is looking impressively smug for a small metal being. "They told me I'd never fi…
749156568Article: A Consensus for the Rest of UsBy Leia Terazzas, Political Correspondent at the City Herald Chibuike Otieno, Perica Kosar, Argus McKowen—if there is anything the current slate of Consensus hopefuls have in common, it's that they offer a very different kind of representation for the mo…
749156571Grimoire: Allies—Eliksni"We have found the Great Machine." —Mithrax, after Chelchis —————— Known on Earth for centuries as the Fallen, the Eliksni are four-armed beings from the planet Riis. They fled their home after the Traveler's departure caused a planet-wide calamity calle…
749156570Allies: Tower—Empress Caiatl"We eat the mountains. We drink the seas." —————— The former emperor, Calus, lived for joy, rejecting his empire's long military tradition. His sole heir, and a member of the coup that overthrew him, the Empress Caiatl makes for a different leader. A cl…
749156573Article: Visitors Out of Dreams—Changing Reef RelationsBy Leia Terazzas, Political Correspondent at the City Herald Recent strategic summits between Queen Mara Sov of the Awoken and the Vanguard have provided our citizens with that rarest of honors: a glimpse of our Awoken neighbors. The City has hosted a…

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