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October 23, 2017 by Tatiora
From the desk of Dr. Mikhail Nekrasov

Space has all but given me a new life.

I never meant to come here. For me, the dangers of space travel never seemed worth braving. I was happy in Berlin, where I was surrounded by family and respected colleagues. My research was based on Earth - aluminum is as abundant there as it is anywhere else, so why would I want to leave?

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I didn’t want to, but a thief forced my hand. When I heard that the holo-imaging device I’d worked so...
October 16, 2017 by Tatiora
From the desk of Manuel Valencia
CEO, Icarus Investments Contractor, Seneca Inc.

Losing Icarus Investments was a blow, and by most accounts should have been the end for me.

Lucky for me, my mama ‘didn’t raise no quitter,’ as the saying goes. It took some time, and more than a little convincing, but I finally found someone who didn’t see my previously failed venture as a bad thing, but rather a stepping stone into something greater. I preferred being my own boss, bu...
October 9, 2017 by Tatiora
From the desk of Silas Crichton
CEO and Founder, New Meridian Corporation

Antarctica was nothing compared to this.

Yes, I used the “frozen north,” as my assistant liked to call it, in order to run trials of what would be necessary to sustain life on Mars. While my research was successful and my findings accurate, I wasn’t fully prepared for what it would actually feel like when I finally got here. 

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It was quite awe-inspiring, I’ll admit. The chanc...
October 2, 2017 by Tatiora
From the desk of Sam Moreno
Manager, Reclamation, INC.

I always thought that working with a bunch of people mired in debt would be one of those jobs where I ended up hating everyone and just went home to the bottle every night. These people were supposed to be degenerates who had to pay back society so that they could have their lives again. I was supposed to look down on them.
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Thing is, I didn’t. Frank was the first one to enlighten me. These men and women had been wronged ...
September 25, 2017 by Tatiora
From the desk of Ezra Hoang
CEO, Penrose Collective

Many hands make light work.

I think of this saying often. It makes me miss my mother, even as I smile at her wisdom. I must often remind myself that I am not the only one who suffered dear losses during the war. We must all look to the future together if we hope to foster a healthy one.

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The Penrose Collective is my new mission, my extended family. In some ways, the red rocks of Mars are not very different from our war-ravaged ...
September 20, 2017 by Tatiora
Experience the Adventure of Fallen Enchantress: Legendary Heroes
in Beautiful and Vibrant High Definition! 
Conquer your enemies and explore the world of Elemental in style! We've updated one of your favorite classics so that it looks great on 4K, 5K, and even 8K monitors! In addition, all of the custom faction abilities now have descriptions so you can tell what benefits you'll receive from them more easily. Finally, the "slow" spell has been tweaked so that the initiative penalty ...
September 20, 2017 by Tatiora
Experience the Adventure of Fallen Enchantress: Legendary Heroes
in Beautiful and Vibrant High Definition! 
Conquer your enemies and explore the world of Elemental in style! We've updated one of your favorite classics so that it looks great on 4K, 5K, and even 8K monitors! In addition, all of the custom faction abilities now have descriptions so you can tell what benefits you'll receive from them more easily. Finally, the "slow" spell has been tweaked so that the initiative penalty ...
September 18, 2017 by Tatiora
From the desk of Anastasia Xu
Heiress of the Asteroid Syndicate

Everyone comes to Mars with grandiose ideas. Booming businesses, second chances, a new life…

Me? I came to Mars because I was bored. 

Everyone always talks about how difficult it is to run a business. Frankly, I think they’re simply missing the ease of it. Hire competent people and demand that they do their jobs. You shouldn’t have to lift a finger to do anything once you get the pieces in place pro...
September 11, 2017 by Tatiora
Recorded by Reni-6
Worker - Yoshimi Robotics

This recording is for recordkeeping and posterity. If our mission should fail and our circuits are taken offline, our creators will know what went wrong. I am called Reni-6 and I have been in charge of overseeing development efforts here on Mars.
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My primary creation function is to aid the colony by building up and supplying resources to fit the needs of the humans residing there. My counterpart, Joji-5, said something about domination, ...
September 5, 2017 by Tatiora
From the desk of Ilana Kamat
New Meridian Scientist - Lead Research Developer

My current analysis of the situation is - it could be worse.

Sure, it could also be a hell of a lot better, but it definitely could be worse.

They call space the final frontier, but I personally think that it’s only the beginning, a stepping stone to greater things and larger horizons. There are plenty of people who think that this is as far as we’ll ever go, and that’s fine by me - let...
August 28, 2017 by Tatiora
They underestimated me. They always underestimate me.

I didn’t have one of the most successful real estate businesses in the state of California for nothing, you know. Coming to Mars was an easy choice - the colonies here would absolutely need someone with an eye for development, an eye for the long term goal - and that’s me.

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I had offers from all over, of course, but the Russians always provided the best benefits. They had me settle on Thaumasia Planum, which certain...
August 21, 2017 by Tatiora
From the desk of Frank Dawson
Foreman - Reclamation, INC.

Sometimes, I wonder why I ever came to this bleedin’ rock.

Then I remember I didn’t really have a choice. I made the most of it, though, and it beats rotting away in that prison. Come to Mars and make a new life for yourself is what all the slogans said. I didn’t really believe any of ‘em, but I guess I have to admit I was wrong. 

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It’s hard watching the money roll in knowin’ tha...
August 14, 2017 by Tatiora
From the desk of Maisie SongSeneca Development Mars is beautiful. When I say beautiful, I don’t mean the landscape -- although there is kind of an eerie serenity to it. No, what I really mean are the opportunities. My family wasn’t thrilled when I decided to take the job off world, but I wasn’t about to let the chance to become more than just an intern pass me by. [[..]] What I really wasn’t prepared for when I got there was the amount of debt. I guess...
August 7, 2017 by Tatiora
Memo from the desk of Philippa Ndiaye
CEO of the Diadem Trust

The future lies in the hands of people like us. We must rise above these failings and lead humanity to greater prosperity.

My father is a wise man, and I have never forgotten those words. When he sought retirement and left his company to me, I followed his procedures to the letter - because they worked. Whispers of nepotism an an effortless inheritance based on anything but merit reached my ears, but I paid none o...
August 1, 2017 by Tatiora
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