Bahamut, whose Stride Spans the Horizon

Bahamut is very big.

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Tinkari is an ingénue, a sacred prostitute from the brothel-temple in the heart of the city of Kalrim. When he said he wanted to see the world, Mother rolled her eyes and said he’d be back soon; the world was full of ugliness and discomfort, when he lived surrounded by soft bread and music, by pleasure and beauty.

But Tinkari found something else.

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The S16 Analog Music Network

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Look, I know what I’m doing.
Narrator: He didn’t know what he was doing

An analog communication protocol for safely, consensually receiving strangers’ modular synthesizer control voltage signals without a subsequent burning sensation when you oscillate.

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Galil and the Gudabadam

There were many ways this story could have gone. You know one already.

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Adam, a Klezmer from Dream Apart

This is Adam. It’s Rosh Chodesh, the festival of the new moon, and they’ve just wandered into the town synagogue of Shibenoye, a little town near the Crimean Peninsula. They’ve got a balalaika on their back, a song on their tongue, kavanah in their heart.

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Captain Azouli

It took a long time for Captain Azouli to confirm that this ship was here. Now she maybe wishes she wasn’t.

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Eshud-Numash, Bearer of the Last Tusk of Grandmother Thunder

Eshud-Numash is carrying the Last Tusk of Grandmother Thunder, the ancestor of his people’s herd of Lumu, (which we know as stegatetrabelodon). The tusk will be: Old (Grandmother Thunder lived to 180 years. There have been two generations of the Lumu herd since then); Mighty (It’s a tusk. It’s also wielded as a weapon); Known to All (It has been carried by the scion of Eshud for centuries, as their badge of office); and Generous (From the open end of the tusk issues water, if it would save a life).

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The Refugee Angel

The Refugee Angel is a tramp freighter, slipping through the Andonar/Trusk hyperlane, dodging Imperial interests. Its crew is a family, for better or worse, who you’ll be able to play in µShock:2:Refugee Angel, coming to my xenophiliacs at Patreon!

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Oversimulated Toddler Says Its First Words, but Can’t Really Talk Yet

I’ve been working on building music synthesizers lately. The first, The Brigand, is now fully functional, and you’ll be able to hear it sometime in the third week of May on WRIR, in Richmond, VA!

The second, Oversimulated Toddler, is still throwing tantrums and being incoherent. I can’t even understand what it wants.

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