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Shirda Shang Krull
Written by Paul D. Batteiger   
Thursday, 11 February 2016 21:12

Shirda was born into the wealthy Krull House in the waning days of their power during the reign of House Darkier.  She was the daughter of the great war-hero Prince Xul Shang, born shortly after he was killed at the Battle of Azorra.

When her family’s fortunes declined with the rise of the Apollyon Empress, she was to be given in marriage to the wealthy Duke of Arkossa.  Instead she murdered him on their wedding night and fled.  Captured, she was taken and hidden by her own house, who announced her death.

Instead of death, Shirda was given to the Shang Master of Assassins for conditioning.  She was to be made into a living weapon to unleash against the Empress, but she escaped and came to Zor Prime, and now she hides her past and her crimes beneath the red cloak of an Imperial Guard.

Shirda is tall and almost spectrally thin, with intense eyes and the sculpted look of the old nobility.  She can seem unfeeling and cold to those who do not know her.  Her skill in combat appears almost supernatural.  She is utterly loyal to those she calls friends, and utterly dangerous to everyone else.


Kasar Kell Calyx
Written by Paul D. Batteiger   
Monday, 08 February 2016 15:09

Uncloned 5th child of the ancient Calyx House.  The Kell Line possesses just one single world as their dominion, and Kasar inherited only a small moon for her fief.  Ambitious and restless for adventure, she gave up her lands and traveled to Zor Prime to take up the life of an Imperial Guard.  House Calyx was in open revolt against the Darkier Line of Emperors less than a century ago, and so many still look on them as little better than outlaws.

She is hard and muscular, with golden skin and hair that is highly unusual for a Zor noble, but a traditional affectation for her Line.  She has been well-schooled in blade and pistol, and is an excellent star pilot.  She is open and honest, very proud, and often lets her mouth get her in trouble.


Call of the Crimson Empire
Written by Paul D. Batteiger   
Monday, 01 February 2016 15:57

In the heart of the Zor Empire, there is turmoil and treachery.  The Empress has been assassinated, and opportunists, traitors, and schemers vie for control of the succession.  Into this chaos comes:

Kasar Kell Calyx - Daughter of an ancient but impoverished noble house, she has given up her fiefdom to come to Zor Prime and join the Imperial Guard, not knowing that malevolent forces are at work hunting down and destroying that proud force.  Her mouth gets her into trouble her sword cannot get her out of, and so she falls in with three outlawed guards.

Shirda Shang Krull - A wanted killer, Shirda was conditioned to be an assassin but she escaped and hides her criminal past beneath the red cloak of a Guard.

Rel Glar Gorganon - Son of an illustrious line, Rel was sent to study the mental disciplines of the Psion Temple.  When he left before his training was completed, he was disowned by his family, and now only the cloak of a Guardsman protects him from the wrath of the Temple.

Tor Torus Molok - A red-skinned giant from the desert world of Sard.  A man of vast temper and humor.  An outlaw on his homeworld under sentence of death, now he uses his strength in service to the throne.

Together these companions must venture to a desolate world in search of a lost heir to the throne, even if all the forces of greed and deceit stand in their way.  The last of the Imperial Guards will answer the Call of the Crimson Empire.

Before this campaign is over, I will be out on my own, and I need this to work!  Come see and join me!

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