Dairmuid has been a character at Core for a long time, arrival was a
little confusing, the bustle of the star port, the strange smells and
the constant noise of the ore ships blasting off day and night..
Soon he became used to the regular rhythm of day and night. Much
shorter than on Mars where he grew up, not long after the war, and
took up the normal trade of the colony, he became a miner. Again it
proved hard because despite his strength he knew nothing of how to
handle a laser drill. The company, of course only let's freshmen
use the experimental laser drills, known to be tempermental, and to
break down all the time.
Before long mining ceased being so harsh and with rapid promotion
through the ranks, aided by assissting the local law with a delicate
problem (blackout quest) and experience, he was soon earning a
modest income from it. However, his lucky break came when he heard
of the Chop shop, a clinic specialising in limb replacement.
Loaning most of the money from contacts he had made and spending
his time watching the price go up hour by hour as interested parties
placed their bids, he patiently waited until the auction was almost
With the final bid at the last moment he secured his future and his
fortune, marrying the woman he loved only days later.
Much has passed since that day.. and now again he is single, his love
lost, returned to Earth for reasons he refuses to accept or to
listen. What the future holds for him now is in the hands of the
gods, or at least the company's tax man.
Above is a shortish history of what core has been like for me. I hope
you'll visit and enrich the experience for us all as we explore life
in a remote mining colony working for a company that couldn't care
less for it's employees, but where love, romance, and even war has
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