Pan-stellar markets in freefall

Centre of the Earth exclusion zone

Centre of the Earth exclusion zone

On the pan-stellar markets Interstellar dropped twenty points and Astro mining corp. thirty.
The only gains coming from supernova shelter produces and Nova plating plc.

The reason for all this activity was message intercepted inside the Earth exclusion zone.
Sector 4: -Earth-

“Is big bang cosmology a concept implanted by aliens to dead-end our technological development?”

The humans are starting to ask questions related to the BB protocol. The obvious worry being that if the humans break the implanted concept that space is expanding they will become to expensive to insure. If that happens the system would be reset and our systems owned by Architect Krull are only nine light-years away. The supernova explosion centred in the Earth’s system would stop all space-flight activity for years. That is assuming our ageing owner is still strong enough to protect our home planets from the blast.


Avatar of Eden

In Krull’s audience chamber the Avatar of Eden appeared to reassure us that there was no immediate  cause from concern. She stated that the Earth exclusion zone’s new owner was abducting humans that break through the BB protocol a relocating them to a garden deep in the Eridinus void, in accordance with human document known as “The God Kit



10,000 years ago today


Hethal Hexlags before his launch into space in the year 1 bk

It is now exactly ten-thousand years ago that Hethal Hexlegs became the first Pellor in space and discovered Architect Krull’s hydrogen barrier that stops our atmosphere from evaporating away. His momentous discovery lead directly to the first documented communication from our owner  Architect Krull in the year 0 ak.


Scientists had long speculated that our hydrogen atmosphere was not natural and should have drifted off into space within a period of only years.

Architect Krull’s synthetic-matter barrier was the first proof that Pellor are not a naturally occurring species and that we exist as the ornamental pets of an ancient member of the race that created this universe and others.

Ten-thousand years later tourists still queue to see Hethal’s remains preserved at the crash site.

BFH 9001b super trike


The new BFH 9001b super trike will run in any hydrogen atmosphere powered by oxygen fuel.

The makers the BFH corporation claim it can even out pace a running human should they invade.


Safety equipment for refilling the pressurised oxygen tanks is an optional extra but does include suicide pills in case of oxygen contamination.


Mission scrubbed


Final hospital security camera image

The last desperate message received from the hospital complex on the ice-moon Pellor-alto–7b came three hours ago. There has been nothing from the hyperspace transponder since. The navigation beacon fail only minutes after the security cameras went blank.

Infected hospital complex

Infected hospital complex

The best reconstruction of events currently available suggests the 8-1-8 nanoid virus gained entry the hospital complex via the hydrogen mines on the sublevel-19. One of the miners who extract the moon’s ices to replenish the hospital’s hydrogen atmosphere was fatally injured by falling machinery.

However, hospital porters sounded the alarm as they went to transfer the body to a slab in the mortuary. Garbled reports say the earliest symptoms of the infection were changes in skin colour followed by the growth of spikes. Doctors only arrived at the scene in time to be horribly killed and re-animated.

Eden's Avatar appeared in the audience chamber

Eden’s Avatar appeared in the audience chamber

The avatar of Eden appeared in the audience chamber unannounced to cancel our rescue mission to the hospital complex. The message reached our ship just as we entered the Pellor-alto system. After Eden stated that the minimum safe distance for the destruction of the moon would be seventeen-million klicks the captain put our Assault cruiser engine’s to full power as he turned us around.

The captain did take the time to deploy a scientific probe that will continue its approach to the moon under its own momentum. Scientists are very interested to see what happens to the moon. Our owner’s race very rarely demonstrate their powers.

High level sources indicate Eden is concerned that the 8-1-8 zombie virus may be in the process of converting the moon into more infected nebula stalkers, like the original source infection.

Nebula stalker at point of closest approach

Nebula stalker at point of closest approach

The original stalker vanished from the 24 systems owned by Architect Krull. Rumours have it that the new owner of the Earth exclusion zone has taken it for his company’s specimen repository.

Nebular stalker

Nebular stalker



Listening post

Brave researcher just outside Earth exclusion zone

Brave researcher just outside Earth exclusion zone

Researchers on a dark lonely asteroid at the edge of the Earth exclusion zone think they have a clue to the identity of the human mission specialist on route to the ice moon Pellor-alto–7b.

Sketch of nervous scene on drop deck.

Sketch of nervous scene on drop deck.

Months back, the listening post intercepted a text communication labelled “The Brigadier and the Pit”. After it was deciphered references to a female human that exploded at a press conference were found. It is understood that it is very rare for humans to spontaneously explode. The humans seem to be linking the event to what we call nanoid blasting venom. Indicating the person that exploded was modified by either of the two common nanoid viruses.


Bad day to be a reporter

Sketch of nervous scene on drop deck.

Sketch of nervous scene on drop deck.

Last week, I unwisely accepted a special assignment for the interplanetary news network. They wanted someone to report on the mission to the ice moon Pellor-alto–7b. When I clicked accept, it said nothing about accelerating out of orbit in an Assault cruiser alongside twelve heavily armed Pellor troopers and being briefed on zero-gravity drop procedures. I had assumed I would be watching events maybe from high orbit and not dropping onto an ice moon infested with the zombie virus alongside the troopers.

And that turned out to be the good bit!

I soon found out why we will not be joined by our mission specialist until just before the final briefing. The mission specialist is in a specially lined chamber in the ship’s hold that can withstand corrosive atmospheres. I am on the same ship as an oxygen breathing life-form.  Apparently, the ship collected it from a dwarf planet at the edge of the Earth exclusion zone.

Ok, so sometimes I panic a bit and imagine the worst. I was sure that when the captain came over he was going to reassure us that it the thing in hold 4 was just some innocuous little creature that can sniff out the 8-1-8 zombie virus. Oh no, The captain was still visibly shaking as he explained the ship had been ordered to approach the Earth exclusion zone in silent running mode, and to maintain radio silence until clear. Architect Krull would prefer that the creatures inside the zone do not know about the existence of us his pets on nearby systems.

At that point the captain took a deep breath of the ships recycled hydrogen before blurting out his orders were to take a magnetometer with him out onto the surface and the creature would identify itself. He had been out there on the surface of this dwarf planet for only a few seconds when the large two legged thing appeared out of the methane mist clearing large craters in its stride, coming straight at him, before bouncing to halt in the low gravity. Then he thought the end had come, his hearts had failed with the shock, as terrible burst of pain went through him. The captain held up the magnetometer. The display showing “8-0-8 level 2 nausea field” in big letters.

So now you understand why a my never click the “Accept mission” button ever again. Not only am I on the same ship as a human, but it an enhanced nanoid-reanimation of a human.

The captain still shaking directed us to suit up, and join him on the drop deck for the final briefing with the human. I could not use my phone in the vacuum, so the sketch I am holding in the picture above shows the scene with the enhanced human not bothered by the vacuum.

You can’t imagine being that close to something so alien. Humans seem to be built backwards with their spine running down the back of the body. They just move so fast and jerkily, we all thought we were going to die at one point but it seemed to just have an itch.

For more information on humans, 8-0-8 and the 8-1-8 the zombie virus see The Brigadier and the Pit

For information on our owner’s race and the owner of the Earth exclusion zone see The God Kit

New glasses

New glasses

New glasses

Two days ago, I applied for an assignment with interplanetary news network as the mission reporter for the expedition to ice moon  Pellor-alto–7b.

To my surprise I have made the short list but at the Combat Group medical they told my eyesight was terrible. They upped the prescription for my left and centre eye by two notches.

This time I went for the green frames as I was always told the black added two-hundred years to me.

So what do you think, do they suit me?