Æthursday – Victorian Supernatural Horror

Using the Random Setting Generator in the Æther Core Book, the results were rolled for a Victorian Era, Dark Energy Technology, Supernatural, and Horror…

Doctor Edgar Hunter promised a new age of man through his invention, the Cosmotron. It pulled the energy from the stars and channeled it for dozens if not hundreds of new technologies. Gaslights would be replaced by Cosmolamps, trains would run on the raw Æther of the heavens rather than coal or wood; every aspect of life would change, and for the better! Initial tests looked good, but were short lived for proof of concept demonstrations.

Last year Dr. Hunter turned it on at midnight, the morning of July 7th, 1877. Everything seemed to be going well, at least initially. Then all hell broke loose. Literally. The machine opened a portal to another dimension, pulling energy from the very fabric of space and time. First it was ghosts and spirits that came through. Then the dead rose from the grave. Then came the demons and the cosmic horrors.

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Wellstone Wednesday – Back in the Saddle

The panicked wail of sirens shatters the dream I was in. It was a dream of the life I had half a year ago; might as well have been half a lifetime ago. Warmer days, sunshine, things were looking up. But that all changed in a burst of fire and a hail of lead. I was bagged, beaten, and I was broken. Knees are ruined, shoulders are broken, my fingers and feet were smashed. I was left for dead.

That was their first mistake. Thinking I was gone, thinking they could get rid of me that easy. Took weeks for the ribs to knit, laying low in some dirt-water half-way home. Took me months of re-breaking and resetting my fingers to get them straight again; all but one of them are back to good, but my left pinky will never be straight again. I’ve had six months of time to think what happened, to plot and plan and get back into shape. Half a year of laying low and putting pieces together until I could see the how all the webs were woven together.

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