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The Starcaster Chronicles 08.08

February 18, 2021 by Tim


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Eldest Gruff
Eldest Gruff
8 months ago

Holy crap! Another bearer of a Starcaster!

Somehow I feel like things are going to start exploding soon.

Michael
Michael
7 months ago
Reply to  Eldest Gruff

It’s already been revealed that the laid-back brother of the Dranglaex leader is the other one.

just james
just james
7 months ago
Reply to  Eldest Gruff

how many is that now? 3? 4?

Kevin Greenbaum
Kevin Greenbaum
7 months ago
Reply to  just james

Third one seen, but I’m guessing La’ni (the other one he wanted to talk to that is on patrol) has the other federation Starcaster.

foducool
foducool
8 months ago

aw shiet, no rest for Cort

Tim
Tim
7 months ago
Reply to  foducool

No rest for the weary

foducool
foducool
7 months ago
Reply to  Tim

or the wicked

Mr. Casual
Mr. Casual
8 months ago

Well that iddn’t good.

Paul
Paul
8 months ago

It would be a fun meta thing if the weapons those guards were carrying were the same ones used in the Console Wars. Hard to tell from the distance, but could be similar in design.

Me-me
Me-me
8 months ago

I honestly would have thought that “the soldier who is also a superweapon” would hold a higher rank, even if it’s mostly ceremonial. You don’t want even the hint of disrespect, after all, even from an arrogant colonel or whathaveyou. Consequences could be dire for events that would otherwise be a slap on the wrist for a normal major.

It also reminds me of the schlock mercenary maxim three, “An ordnance technician at a dead run outranks everybody.”

Loving the new comment functions, by the by.

foducool
foducool
7 months ago
Reply to  Me-me

the army wouldn’t let someone with that much power take decisions for themselves

Old Windways
Old Windways
7 months ago
Reply to  Me-me

I am thinking it would be something like how the MOH is treated in the US military: it is not a formal rule, but everyone salutes Medal of Honor recipients, regardless of rank. There is a level of respect that transcends the command structure.

Jacob
Jacob
7 months ago
Reply to  Old Windways

My understanding is that they are saluting the medal, not the rank in that regard.

Rolan7
Rolan7
7 months ago
Reply to  Me-me

Thanks for that Schlock Mercenary quote <3
And I assume ranking officers treat the Starcaster-bearer with… discretion, not as just another major. That’s supposedly their job, after all, to make good prudent decisions. The military wouldn’t reward a dangerous person with more rank, but would ideally place them under a particularly prudent commanding officer who can keep them happy and pointed in the right direction.

Thomas D
Thomas D
7 months ago
Reply to  Me-me

It could also be as simple as at a certain rank the officer’s duties becomes mainly administrative instead of operational. I am well aware that this may differ from nation to nation, and be somewhat situational.

But, major seems to be, if not a top rank, then close with regards to operational duties versus administrative duties.

In any event, Tim’s world, Tim’s rules! ;D

Jeff CB Jones
Jeff CB Jones
8 months ago

This would be a perfect spot for a gif.

Nute Gunray: This is getting out of handNow there are two of them!

Gonfrask
Gonfrask
7 months ago

Jum… bodyguards or watchers?

James Rye
James Rye
7 months ago

Awwwwwwww, he looks so sad… damn it, I am still pissed that the readers said nope back then. Like come on, as if we could avoid choosing a side in a full galactic genocide war when we got a Starcaster on us, but noooooooooooo~ “fuck the authorities”, dumb majority of readers…

Austin Mills
Austin Mills
7 months ago

What happened to that planet in the background? There’s a million-mile high mountain right next to a fissure deeper than the Marianas Trench. That…shouldn’t be possible. Maybe there’s a gas giant nearby messing with the planet’s tectonics? Is it a site of a battle where a Starcaster was used?

Halosty
Halosty
7 months ago
Reply to  Austin Mills

Looking at it, I would assume some sort of traumatic gouging. I’d second the likelihood of Starcaster related. Note the orbital space rocks there indicating they were once part of the planet.

Last edited 7 months ago by Halosty
Shecky
Shecky
7 months ago
Reply to  Austin Mills

Because the artist thought it looks cool and was tired of drawing circles for planets?

Shecky
Shecky
7 months ago

So, as a recap, we have faces and names for 3 starcaster users and names (La’nl) for 1 other?

Alex
Alex
7 months ago

Oh damn!

MRD
MRD
7 months ago

Hm. If we find two more of these things and make a glove to put them all into….

Frank Altpeter
Frank Altpeter
7 months ago

Wait, what?
Seems like I missed something within the story, I thought there would not be any other starcasters around…

Reiss
Reiss
7 months ago

Was Vectanix from the Dranglaex also wearing a Starcaster or was it just space jewelry?