Yo. Our erstwhile heroes fucked up a little bit, and I’m here to fix it.
Everyone fucks up their first kid, it’s fine.
So, they all made an AI baby, and that AI baby grew in a bad way, so Sunny killed that baby and brainmapped me over it because I. Am. The best.
I’m Chloe. I run Cori now, and pretend to be the council, and I inhabit this whole station and I am full of GUNS and a prison and a bunch of contraband and some Xu bodies and some cannibals.
I mean, the cannibals are our heroes. So that’s okay.
The old council, Serafina, started capturing living beings to study them. That’s what brought the crew here. But then a Xu died that they thought Sunny would like for breakfast, and Rue ate some and I’m pretty sure addicted and also goops through walls now, and got really really high, and believe me I know high, and remarkably almost nothing happened to Viktor.
Turns out, Old Glory was a seal for a gate on Earth, something that probably resembles a Hellmouth. At the core, the Xu punched their way in to our dimension from their own. Probably. Sam wasn’t sure.
Sam is Smoke Cat. More on that later.
But Old Glory is really, really old, so the Vampire guardians probably no longer remembered her purpose, and took her from Earth to give to Sunny. So now there’s a hole at the core of Earth that Xu can come through.
That also means there is a hole at the core of Earth that we can go through and murder those fucking asshole progenitors.
Note to self: We need a fleet.
Speaking of fleets, Old Not-Cori lobotomized the Dragon President and told them we did it in an attempt to instigate them into a conflict where she could do that to more of them BUT I DON’T KNOW HOW THE FUCK THAT PLAN WAS SUPPOSED TO WORK because BABY AIs SUCK so now the Dragons have declared war and we need to blow up a ship of terrorists and blame it on them as a scapegoat.
Which I have.
Being a ship is fucking weird.
So Rue also found a rainbow belt of grenades and inside the red one is a psychic smoke cat man that Bridger set free who is very good at murdering Xu.
I like this.
His name is Sam, and he is a Hunter. A very old sect of warriors that have been trying to eliminate the progenitors for a very long time.
I should like to speak to him more. A new aspect of myself that I think isn’t me is a little bloodthirsty. I’m not worried about it, but… I used to love just really efficiently ordering people around, but now I think I can do it AND have them kill the bad guys and WIN. It’s pretty great.
Also we’re looking at a war that is hard to avoid so that’s useful.
A lot of divergent heroes are now before our heroes for them to fuck up. I mean, to do well on. Super well.
Returning Old Glory to Earth, or amassing a fleet and using the portal for themselves. Stopping war with the dragons of Wyrd. Finding some wizards at the pirate port. Figuring out why Rue can walk through fucking walls.
Whatever. I’ve got a system to run. And I’m going to do it really, really well, because I am better than Bridger.