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Two new Kronos chronicles!

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CCP Abraxas
C C P
C C P Alliance
#1 - 2014-06-03 13:12:55 UTC  |  Edited by: CCP Falcon
Hi folks,

We have two new chronicles for Kronos, with a very possible third coming up not long after release.

The first, by CCP Delegate Zero, is titled Yetamo and has to do with two Minmatar orbital engineers who get into trouble with nanotechnology.

The second, by yours truly, is titled The Station and the Bazaar, and deals with the new type of pirate research installation that's going to crop up with Kronos.

Enjoy!
Zloco Crendraven
BALKAN EXPRESS
Shadow Cartel
#2 - 2014-06-03 14:09:36 UTC
Chonicles woop woop...
Also first!

BALEX, bringing piracy on a whole new level.

Leopold Caine
Stillwater Corporation
#3 - 2014-06-03 14:14:36 UTC
Good to finally see some lore behind the Gecko heavy drones after receiving no context for their existence on their launch.
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Angels are never far...

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Makoto Priano
Itsukame-Zainou Hyperspatial Inquiries Ltd.
Arataka Research Consortium
#4 - 2014-06-03 14:26:17 UTC
Totally called the bazaar! \o/

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Anddeh McNab
Matari Department of Gun Control
#5 - 2014-06-03 15:05:05 UTC
Typo in The Station and the Bazaar:

Quote:
They certainly seem entirely fearless, in Gurista vashion
Herpp Derpp
Caldari Provisions
Caldari State
#6 - 2014-06-03 15:42:47 UTC
Anddeh McNab wrote:
Typo in The Station and the Bazaar:

Quote:
They certainly seem entirely fearless, in Gurista vashion


Virtual fashion, bro.
Droidyk
Maniacal Miners INC
#7 - 2014-06-03 16:15:07 UTC
Ooh yeea. \o/
Esna Pitoojee
Societas Imperialis Sceptri Coronaeque
Khimi Harar
#8 - 2014-06-03 16:20:50 UTC
Nice to see some new PF coming out at last. Here's my thoughts on each chronicle in turn:

Yetamo:

Hrmm, interesting. I don't think this kind of AI excursion happens often, otherwise we'd be hearing about it more. So, a hint at something to come? Or the story behind one of the long-ago rogue drone incidents listed in the Code Aria report?

Personally, I felt this Chronicle could have done to be a little bit longer; as it was, the sudden change, adaption, and resolution felt a little bit rapid. Delegate Zero, a little writing advice (if from an admittedly not-so-great writer): You occasionally seem to have fallen into the 'show, don't tell' trap - occasionally I felt the chronicle read as 'this happened, then this, and then this' without any breakup or variation in the flow.

That said, I did love the info about Matari myths, and Jav's musings on ancient Matari migrations and intertribal relations.


The Station and the Bazaar

By far the meatier of the two, this was interesting in a different way - Abraxas, you do really good at putting life in to your characters' words; I could feel I was actually listening to the tradesman tell his story. You get a very definite insight into his desires, fears, and hopes.

Less speculation about the story in this one, though, as it's far more obviously related to past things such as the Gecko as well as just-around-the corner things like the Valkyries and the opening of Kronos' Guristas-vs-Mordus complexes. Good job tying all of those together.
Khadhir Hashul
Ministry of War
Amarr Empire
#9 - 2014-06-03 17:09:08 UTC
'Yetamo' is almost nostalgic in the way it reminds me of how I wrote when I was ten.
Crynsos Cealion
Native Freshfood
Minmatar Republic
#10 - 2014-06-03 19:20:07 UTC
Very nice chronicles, especially the Guristas one.

Small gap I found:
"...and when you're in the midst of change, you'd be amazed at how <-(many?)-> enemies you suddenly have."
CCP Abraxas
C C P
C C P Alliance
#11 - 2014-06-04 10:04:10 UTC
Spelling errors fixed; thanks, guys. Glad you liked the stories :)
Lisa Gentilette
The Scope
Gallente Federation
#12 - 2014-06-04 14:33:06 UTC  |  Edited by: Lisa Gentilette
Missing the epic artwork that used to come with the chronicles. Sad
Bienator II
madmen of the skies
#13 - 2014-06-04 16:19:32 UTC
are they available in a better readable format? e.g something what is not a wiki page with bad font on dark gray background?

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Synthetic Cultist
Church of The Crimson Saviour
#14 - 2014-06-04 18:32:04 UTC
the Yetamo is relevant to my interests.

Synthia 1, Empress of Kaztropol.

It is Written.

Nlex
Domini Canium
#15 - 2014-06-06 15:37:55 UTC
Are Guristas really that good at managing scientific projects? Going by this chronicle they seem to be getting stable applicable results with obviously much lower budget than Empire-based corps like CreoDrone.
Harkin Issier
Aliastra
Gallente Federation
#16 - 2014-06-07 21:19:35 UTC
Nlex wrote:
Are Guristas really that good at managing scientific projects? Going by this chronicle they seem to be getting stable applicable results with obviously much lower budget than Empire-based corps like CreoDrone.


A lot can happen when you cut the brake lines and stand on the gas pedal of science with reckless disregard for any kind of safety or caution.
Nlex
Domini Canium
#17 - 2014-06-13 12:45:45 UTC
Safety protocols are written in blood. Because if you don't follow them you get personnel, equipment and financial loss instead of stable applicable results quite a bit more often than otherwise.
Now, if somebody said that Guristas are doing research in prohibited areas like True AI, or Forced Human Experimentation (conversion into wetware). or something along those lines, and that was what allowed them to have these breakthroughs in Drone tech, I'd be more inclined to believe that. But it should probably be written somewhere in-game, like ship/drone description.
"Inside every Gecko drone is an actual living human! Geckos are people!"
Ollie Rundle
#18 - 2014-07-16 05:22:05 UTC
Nlex wrote:
Safety protocols are written in blood. Because if you don't follow them you get personnel, equipment and financial loss instead of stable applicable results quite a bit more often than otherwise.
Now, if somebody said that Guristas are doing research in prohibited areas like True AI, or Forced Human Experimentation (conversion into wetware). or something along those lines, and that was what allowed them to have these breakthroughs in Drone tech, I'd be more inclined to believe that. But it should probably be written somewhere in-game, like ship/drone description.
"Inside every Gecko drone is an actual living human! Geckos are people!"


I read those fighters/small vessels less as drones/Geckos and more as prototype Valkyrie fighters.

The narrator makes a point of noting they're something new, they're running what looks like live fire training exercises and that they're definitely (in his opinion anyway) flown by live pilots. Immortals make great live fire training test pilots, mortals not so much.

Pair all of that with a sidebar from Eve: Source that strongly suggests deep space Gurista research facilities are working on prototype Valkyrie technology and I don't really think there's too many other conclusions to draw.
Bagrat Skalski
Koinuun Kotei
#19 - 2014-09-24 19:42:45 UTC
Lisa Gentilette wrote:
Missing the epic artwork that used to come with the chronicles. Sad


Frankly speaking, any artwork would do.