This is a collection of short in-character fiction pieces about Awakened Industries, a group of capsuleers and their crews living in the enigmatic and dangerous regions of Wormhole Space in EVE Online. None of the protagonists are actual characters or corporations in-game. All similarities with persons fictional or real are possibly coincidental and only sometimes intentional. - Emergent Patroller

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16 Jul 2012

OOC Entry 34 - An Epilogue

So when the last story ended there were a few loose ends to tie up. What happened to Sylera after she remained trapped on the other side of the wormhole? How did the encounter on the other side of the collapsed passage resolve? What was the Arclight alliance's fleet doing there in the first place?

Well, it would be too bland if I'd answer all those questions by a straight-up exposition, so I made it more of a gradually lifting Fog of War. The confusion is slowly passing and the implications begin to sink in.

It's not like I am all cryptic either. It should be pretty clear what happened and how when this short epilogue is read.

I hope you are not too disappointed because there wasn't a massive space battle with vivid descriptions of exploding ships.

So after I have now wrapped up another record-length story (this one is a bit longer than Turning the Tide if the Epilogue is included) the question is: What next?

One thing I decided is, that I let poor Sylera get some rest from her plot-driving duties. I feel like I should write a story with Keram as it's main focus character. I like the thought of writing from the perspective of an uncouth, macho, predatory and cynical pirate guy.

It can't be harder than writing from the perspective of a vain, greedy, cowardly and amoral Caldari trader.


  1. Great writing - loved it. It must be hard for you to write from the perspective of a vain, greedy, cowardly and amoral Caldari trader. Maybe you could take an in-game persona as model. Like a powerful alliance leader with total domination on his mind, an ugly chinbeard and a small, scrawny body? I wonder if someone like that exists. But yes, I really liked the story. Love the way the enemy fleet was disabled, exploding spaceships are easy. Cunning and guile are hard. Thank you!

  2. Hmm, I think you are making this up. I don't think there is anyone fitting your description :)

    The story with the Caldari trader was actually the hardest thing I ever wrote. I wonder whether I can pull off the pirate without making him too stereotypical.

    Thank you for the compliments, as always.

    1. Ha. I commented before that I admire that you take risks with your style, switching between voices, tenses, characters, genders and philosophical backgrounds. In my feeble attempt, I had a hard time getting into the head of one character and could not see myself jumping between the protagonists. So, my hat is off. And I fired up scrivener again to see if I can somehow get my next 3 chapters finished.

  3. Was this the end of the story, or we can hope for more to come?

    I enjoyed reading it.

  4. It was the end of _this_ story but not the end of _the_ story. I am already working on the next episode.

  5. Ohh, I'm relieved then. :-)

  6. I'm relieved too. Your writing style is excellent, and I will happily admit I spent over an hour reading all of your story's previous "episodes". Some of the best EVE fiction writing I've ever read.

    I'm very impressed and can't wait to see more in the future :)

    Also I love Keram's personality. A story driven by him would be awesome!

    1. Thank you very much Seraph, and THF too. It makes me happy to know that people found enjoyment reading all of this.

      If everything turns out well, then the first episode of the next story will be up some time tomorrow, and it will have Keram as the central protagonist. Actually I found that I am really enjoying myself writing lines for him.