Ni Hao!

"Ain't a kind or just 'verse and nobody's owed a living."

Earth-That-Was got used up and the people of that world settled in a large system terraformed to meet their needs. The Core Worlds, where they started, are beautiful. Immaculate. Amazing. But the attitude that led to Earth no longer being able to sustain its population came with them. That meant that eventually, their hungry gaze turned toward the Outer Rim.

So, there was a war and the Outer Rim lost though it wasn't for lack of trying. The Xiao Jin, on old freighter, is the story of the folk who were on the losing side of the war. We tell our stories about what it's like to try to survive in the aftermath. We focus on day-to-day life, interpersonal relationships, and of course, everything that needs doing when you have a ship to keep fueled and in good repair.

Big doings on the ship. Did you hear about the poison gas event in Demeter? Well, the former captain, Quinlan Barrett Poe, just returned with information that's going to send the individuals behind that tragedy to prison for a long, long time. Now that he's back, Teague and Poe are co-owners with Teague being the Captain and Poe his first mate.

Teague is a very different sort of individual. Hailing from Dyton originally, he's grown up on the streets and knows a lot of very interesting people. He prefers work that will not land him in a jail cell ... for the most part ... but hey, a ship needs fuel, and the crew needs fed. Sometimes, you have to make the hard choices, you know?

Now, if all this is of interest, you're welcome to join in our adventures because we are looking to hire. Don't let lack of knowledge put you off because we'll help you get up to speed and really, the entire series is only 14 episodes and one movie. You could do it in a weekend (and you should). The comic books and movies aren't necessary to your understanding of how the 'verse works (and there's not that many).

The Xiao Jin is a collaborative writing sim set in the universe developed for the Firefly TV series, the movie, Serenity, and the series of comics and novels that came after. We tell the tales of what it's like to be on the losing side of the war and how one small group makes their way out in the black.

We are hosted by Sim Central. To join or just to talk about the possibility of joining, come check us out on the Sim Central Discord Server (you have to accept the rules to join the server itself and then, once in, head on over to the #join-a-game channel and look for the Xiao Jin). Once you've done that, you'll be in a chat and we'll know that you're interested. Easy peasy.

Latest Mission Posts

» Keep Calm and Kerry On

Mission: Ghost Walk
Posted on Sun Mar 5th, 2023 @ 10:32pm by Teague Harrington & Cassian Grimshaw

As far as space travel went, the trip from Box to Kerry was the briefest of hops, but the differences between them were night and day. Cassian noted that even from orbit. Whereas Box was highly industrialized with all the commensurate port security one would expect from a corporate world,…

» When News Breaks

Mission: Ghost Walk
Posted on Sun Mar 5th, 2023 @ 10:30pm by Juniper Farnsby

There was something to be said about the clean, almost clinical, industrial complex that was Box. Something… but maybe not something particularly nice. Juniper had been off the Xiao Jin and on her way to sort out the protein mere minutes after the ramp was down. They were on a…

» Visit to an Artist

Mission: Ghost Walk
Posted on Thu Feb 16th, 2023 @ 1:29am by Teague Harrington & Shepherd Harley

The Blue Sun owned Box and by extension, every person that crowded the narrow streets. To Teague's eye, trained as it reminded him of the slums of Dyton. Cheaply built housing that had been shored up and patched repeatedly. The whole community looked run-down and exhausted though there were attempts,…

» Landing On Box

Mission: Ghost Walk
Posted on Thu Feb 16th, 2023 @ 1:23am by Teague Harrington & Cassian Grimshaw & Shepherd Harley & Addy Stone & Boney Grimshaw & Juniper Farnsby

"Hast thou not known? hast thou not heard, that the everlasting God, the LORD, the Creator of the ends of the earth, fainteth not, neither is weary? there is no searching of his understanding..."

Spaceflight was long, boring, and tedious. Flying about in atmo was dynamic and exhilarating because the…

» Matchmaker, Matchmaker

Mission: Ghost Walk
Posted on Thu Feb 9th, 2023 @ 2:32pm by Juniper Farnsby

There was a bustle to the streets of Eavesdown that always seemed to fill Juniper with a bit of extra energy. She wove her way through the throngs of people, natural as a fish in a stream, light and sure of herself. Her steps were economical, designed to keep anyone…