Podcity – The Fallen

Gilles sat in Deluna, the Podcity pub located on the first level. Being a sphere, it was circular with curved cushioned booths lining the walls. The bar was in the center, surrounded by mismatched bistro tables and chairs. Seated at his favorite booth, Gilles examined his scotch and unconsciously drummed his fingers on the scarred lacquer table. It was minutes away from closing time. He was the last patron in the place.

Zora – Sleight of Hand Part 1

Ten thousand UEC per day. That’s how much Zora needed to earn to keep her life on an even keel. Maintaining the Terrapin, her sole source of income, was her first priority. Having a roof over her head was second. More than a convenience, leasing an apartment helped eating cheap and eliminated renting storage compartments for the crates of equipment she’d amassed over the years.

Leana Moralis – Field Medic

At twenty-four, Leana was one of the youngest Astro Field Medics to graduate from the John Hopkins Orbital University medical program. The competitiveness of the curriculum was legendary. We see her in action when two injured miners send out an S.O.S. near Podcity.

Gilles Striker – InfoRunner & Security

Gilles is an Ex-Special Forces Captain in the UEE Navy, who ran afoul due to compromising information he discovered about a high ranking official. He survived assassination attempts he believes were orchestrated by Navy officials.

Genesis of Podcity

In addition to continuing to improve my writing and establish a disciplined schedule, I wanted to create a series of characters and places that could live outside the container of Star Citizen lore. I wanted the option of lifting the short stories outside of the Cloud Imperium’s IP if I felt they had legs. In my mind, this necessitated a single location that was unique to my canon. Podcity and it’s related stories blend sci-fi and elements of cyberpunk.

Deluna Pub

Deluna is the only pub on Podcity. Located in Pod 1 on Level 1. It’s co-owned by Maggie Schlotz and John James.

Maggie Schlotz – Podcity Co-Owner

Maggie had a rough and tumble childhood. Her parents worked hard and provided the best they could under the circumstances. She escapes poverty by being a licensed Paramour. A decision that results in a permanent estrangement with her family.

John James – Podcity Co-Owner

John James is an introvert who is very comfortable in his skin. A self-appointed bachelor his list of friends is slim – much to his preference. We first encounter him in The Exterminator.

A Day in the Life – Charles’ Dilemma

A small crowd gathered around the makeshift food truck hovering just off landing pad A00. Port Olisar, the aging starbase stationed in the trade lanes above Crusader, was coming to life. Local cargo haulers, miners and, small service crews, called the dilapidated two-story four-strut structure home…

Maggie’s Origin Story

Maggie, a licensed paramour in Croshaw begins planning for a different life in Stanton but a demanding and malevolent client has other ideas.