Good morning Strats… (I have always wanted to use that)… So, I have started writing Retribution, which is book 2 of my Krillian Empire trilogy, and wanted to let you know.
Writing will cause me to be absent from mumble but I will try to keep up with the forums and will start to be more attentive to the weekly meetings I hope.
Here I will list the names of those Strats members that I will be adding to Retribution under the Blue fighter squadron, lead by Fury from book 1, protecting the ship:
Auth- promoted from communications Sennish- promoted from habitat maintenance Zniri- promoted from outer hull parasite removal Dynamible- promoted from protein distribution Diacuss- promoted from energy flow/maintenance section 6 Biff- promoted from recycling flow monitoring section 12
I have 4 squadrons of 24 fighters each and will be using the fighters quite heavily in Retribution as this is the book the fun begins. If anyone else would like to be added as a pilot, I would be open to the suggestion. I am also open to suggestions for other areas of the ship as I have a crew of 1500 and other than the primary characters I named in Escape (book 1) there is plenty of room to add names. Be advised, the six names above are all going to be Antarians, as they are the species that the fighters were designed around. Antarians are 6 to 10 foot long scorpion like creatures with a metallic exoskeleton. There are other species onboard but only 6 are human and that will not increase. Also, though I am using the names, I want to be perfectly clear that the personalities of these crew members in no way reflect those of the people as I am writing a work of fiction.
One other thing, though I am happy to add names into the crew, I do so on a basis of need and do not promise anything other than the right of the name holder to say they inspired me to add their name.
I will be posting excerpts of my writing as I add the names to show how those crewmembers are introduced.