Multiple Jeopardy

AIÖ (IMPERIAL CORE) — The Watch Constabulary announced today the capture of more instances of Werg yilKorin hinAnkar, estrev and sole member of the Shrouded Suns Selfdom, a criminal syndicate based out of the Sivrin Freeworlds, notorious for their ventures in blacknet operations, infojacking, reputation gaming, identity fraud, loansharking, forknapping, brainspiking, genetheft, semislavery and sophont trafficking.

The three captured instances, Werg.1032, Werg.1033, and Werg.1120 were executed upon verification of identity, under the sentence of death passed against their lineal fork-ancestor, Werg.37, in 4982.  At the present time, the Constabulary estimates that 383 instances of yilKorin remain at large.

Sysadmins Wanted, Infomorphs Preferred

SYSADMINS WANTED, INFOMORPHS PREFERRED – Site systems administrators wanted to manage long-range extranet relay stations in the Expansion Regions. Infomorphs preferred, cybershells and bioshells accepted but must provide own IMS44 hab module and breathing gases if necessary. Companions accommodated at own expense. Skills required: IIP, extranet interchange routing, cloud servers, auton agent management, local-space mesh, including wireless EM and whisker-laser, metashl scripting, tangle, blacknet protocols, and interchange perimeter security (min. 6 wall-clock years live experience). Psych requirement: no to minimal negative isolation response. 2-year contract, pays 24k over standard for hardship/hazard, full backup cover and personal bandwidth allowance. Contact Litheia Elethandrion, Sophont Contracting, Outer Ring Netweavers, ICC.

Trope-a-Day: Wretched Hive

Wretched Hive: The planet Nepscia (Galith Waste) is the canonical example.  Its primary inhabited portion is one large red market – which is to say, it’s one giant bastardized offspring of Jackson’s Whole and Tortuga.  It’s a… fun place to visit in the right frame of mind – but go armed, more armed, and even more armed, carry and use liberally your poison and drug detectors, and take plenty of bribe money.

In a less-physical place sense, go take a look at some of the virtualities, data havens, archives and memeweaves in the filthier parts of the extranet or outright blacknets sometime, too, huh?  Just be sure to have a good virus checker.  For your brain.

(For my fellow Effectors of Mass: Not, however, like Omega.  Most of Nepscia’s population outside the cream of the ruthless kleptarch set would love to move somewhere as orderly and well-run as Omega, or failing that, spend all their days praying for someone like Aria T’Loak to move in and, if not clean the place up, at least keep the dirt from splashing around so much.)