Episode 4: Happy Birthday, Orna Sokol

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“Oh, no you don’t!” grunted Cordell as another volley of spells lanced out toward them from the hardened installation. He yanked the yoke to one side, pulling the ship’s bulk clear of the firing solution. “How the hell did they get the anti-air tower back up?”

They burned across the sands, flying low to preserve cover, and their target loomed before them. Glittering white bolts appeared across its surface, and more anti-ship lancers came blasting past the Capricious’s hull.

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Episode 3: Happy Birthday, Orna Sokol

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Cordell’s heart hammered in his chest as they brought him yet another tray of food and drink he wouldn’t touch. Armin fidgeted in his seat before reaching over and plucking one of the shrimps out of a nearby cocktail. He bit the tip, then scowled an put it back.

“Duraplast,” he said.

“I know,” Cordell replied. “Only real thing is the veal, and I’m not eating anything cooked here.”

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Episode 2: Happy Birthday, Orna Sokol

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“Lamarr, I’ve got to admit,” said Bill as they turned down yet another passage to head deeper into the base, “I was surprised when I heard you stole your ship. You always seemed so… by the books.”

Cordell shrugged. “I fought for my country, and that’s gone. Not about to hand over what’s left to the enemy.”

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