Whisper of Damkina

The Whisper of Damkina Part Fifty Six

April 8th, 2015  |  Published in Whisper of Damkina

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There was something disturbingly compelling about watching the news feeds from the Battle of Aletheia, Amanpreet decided as she sat in the viewing lounge watching the screens displaying from every angle.

“It looks like it’s nearly over,” Prima said. She was standing nearby eating some sort of roasted purple scaled tubers which had been covered in a stew of some kind.

“It does,” Amanpreet said. “Is your food good?” Read the rest of this entry »

The Whisper of Damkina Part Fifty Five

March 19th, 2015  |  Published in Whisper of Damkina

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A/N: Sorry for posting this late.

The rest of the journey to Talis went without incident as well and they docked at the station a couple of days later. It was clear that the engineers had been worked overtime to make a section habitable for the Coronans and Promise docked there to allow them to disembark before gliding around the station and stopping at each section to allow other passengers off before finally docking by the Whisper. Amanpreet watched him dock with a frown.

“That’s odd,” Amanpreet said. “They made a section for the Coronans but not for the Talis people. Surely they aren’t making the Queen wait for us in an environment suit?” Read the rest of this entry »

The Whisper of Damkina Part Fifty Four

March 11th, 2015  |  Published in Whisper of Damkina

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As the ships formed up ready for the first jump of their journey Mori signalled all the ships.

“Slight change of plan,” it said. “We’ve had a message from the Council and the first stop will be to Talis Station.”

“Well it’s en route to Aletheia,” Amapreet said. “But why?” Read the rest of this entry »

The Whisper of Damkina Part Fifty Three

March 4th, 2015  |  Published in Whisper of Damkina

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A/N: Good news! There will be a new Haventon chapter tomorrow.

Amanpreet took advantage of the amount of comm traffic flying between the ships as their guests arrived to slip in a privte line to Promise.

“Can I help you, Captaain?” Promise responded promptly.

“Yes,” Amanpreet said without preamble. “What do you think of Summer.” Read the rest of this entry »

The Whisper of Damkina Part Fifty Two

February 25th, 2015  |  Published in Whisper of Damkina

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The next day Amanpreet found Niobe sitting at her station even though she wasn’t due on duty for a couple of hours. She had a line open to the contact ship and was deep in conversation with Lin. Amanpreet hadn’t realised that Lin was from Cels like Niobe until she realised they were using Trava, an obscure Anglic language that was spoken in parts of Western Cels’ but not many other planets. Amanpreet knew the odd word, enough to recognise that they were discussing translations of one of the Coronan languages but not enough to follow their conversation exactly. She listened for a moment before clearing her throat.

Niobe looked around and grinned. “You should have told me Lin was the team linguist. We used to play together when were little.” Read the rest of this entry »

The Whisper of Damkina Part Fifty One

February 18th, 2015  |  Published in Whisper of Damkina

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A/N: I’m sorry for another skipped week. I will try and do better. On the upside there should be a new chapter of Haventon tomorrow (If I get it typed in).

The next few days were quiet. The contact ship was passing messages between Corona and the Council, while Promise was negotiating his people providing transport for the Coronans. Both sets of talks seemed to be going well.

Amanpreet has returned to the Whisper to wait as she did not have much to add to the matter. She’d asked Kayla if she thought the Vaians could be behind the problems with Kiath and her newest navigator had frowned at the wall of her cabin for several minutes before replying. Read the rest of this entry »

The Whisper of Damkina Part Fifty

February 5th, 2015  |  Published in Whisper of Damkina

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A/N: I’ve made some tweaks to my Patreon – check it out.  You can also check out a sample chapter of my Traditional Fantasy WIP “Shattered”. If pledges reach $50/month I’ll start posting on this site fortnightly (I have 20 chapters written so far).

“That was sudden,” Mahir said. “I wonder what made Promise react like that.”

“It’s gone to signal its kind like it said,” Summer said. “That’s all.” The Mez seemed quite certain of that. “I think it likes us and wants to help.”

Amanpreet nodded. “I think that’s right, Promise has been very helpful.” Even as she spoke Promise re-emerged from hyperspace and signaled them. Read the rest of this entry »

The Whisper of Damkina Part Forty Nine

January 21st, 2015  |  Published in Whisper of Damkina

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A/N: I’ve made some tweaks to my Patreon – check it out.  You can also check out a sample chapter of my Traditional Fantasy WIP “Shattered”. If pledges reach $50/month I’ll start posting on this site fortnightly (I have 20 chapters written so far).

“It’s likely to take quite a while for every representative on the Council to record their messages,” Lin said. “So now we wait again. We have had a message back that they concur with our idea and they want Promise to record its kinds message as it is the only one they currently have contact with.”

“I will do that,” Promise’s reply came over the intercom. “I think my kind can form a mutually beneficial relationship with them as well since they’ll need hyperspace ships and it will take a while to grow any for them.” Read the rest of this entry »

The Whisper of Damkina Part Forty Eight

January 14th, 2015  |  Published in Whisper of Damkina

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Nobody asked what the message said because it was clear from the way Lin closed her eyes and held her headphones to her ears that she was trying to block them all out while she translated the it. Instead they all stood in silence and waited for her to finish.

It took far longer than actually receiving the message had and she was obviously going over it several times. Eventually she nodded to herself and looked around at them. Read the rest of this entry »

The Whisper of Damkina Part Forty Seven

January 7th, 2015  |  Published in Whisper of Damkina

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A/N: As I mentioned last week I’ll be stopping taking prompts for a few weeks while I build up some buffer. (Torvawk, I’m saving your prompt from last week’s comments for when I tart taking them again).

The Bridge of the contact ship was partitioned as well, a fact which made Amanpreet frown. While Fish and Sticks could both be modified to carry passengers of multiple species quite easily they were usually only crewed by one species – or two for the Ishtari – because of their radically different physiological needs. Indeed Amanpreet had never heard of a multi-environment crew before but that was obviously what she was seeing here.

She mentioned it to Rick who laughed quietly. Read the rest of this entry »