Weapons in the Cortii

Weapons in the Cortii

Weapons in the Cortii Personal loadout, for some reasons I hope will be obvious, isn’t usually made public. No one who survives Cortiian basic training underestimates the value of surprise in a fight. However, there are some standard items. Uniform regulations...
Cortiian word of the week: Derian

Cortiian word of the week: Derian

Derian, pl. deriani It’s a very old Cortiian word, and it literally means ‘rider’. It’s also, in wider use, a generic title for any Cortiian, rather like ‘citizen’ in the Federated Planets Alliance. The legend goes something like...
Spatial Politics and the Cortii

Spatial Politics and the Cortii

Spatial politics and the Cortii …because you really can’t call it geo-politics when it concerns a sizeable chunk of the galaxy. Setting borders Borders in space are tricky bastards, because you’re defining a volume rather than an area. Setting...
Cruising for vampires

Cruising for vampires

Sun, sails…and vampires Incongruous trio of concepts. When I first floated (aha) the idea of a team of vampire hunters based on a yacht in the Caribbean, I frankly expected to get shot down in flames. It was one of those manuscripts I wrote to get out of...