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

» Going to Meet the Judge

Mission: Visit to Boros
Posted on Fri Aug 25th, 2023 @ 8:11pm by Quinlan Barrett Poe & Addy Stone & Boney Grimshaw

The Judge was holding night court, which accounted for the late hours, and the walk was safe enough though Poe kept watch anyways. Stone was a far more dangerous enemy than he had thought him to be and it didn't hurt to take precautions. So, he walked with Addy on…

» Touchdown on Boros

Mission: Visit to Boros
Posted on Fri Jul 28th, 2023 @ 7:07pm by Quinlan Barrett Poe & Abrax Tovan & Lizzy Claiborne & Cassian Grimshaw & Addy Stone & Boney Grimshaw & Juniper Farnsby

The ship's ramp had barely touched terra firma before Boney was off to the races. He'd ridden the ramp down and hopped the last few feet to the ground, landing in a trot that didn't break until he'd reached the nearest pub. It's not that he needed to drink. It…

» Moving Back In

Mission: Visit to Boros
Posted on Wed Jul 19th, 2023 @ 9:45pm by Teague Harrington & Quinlan Barrett Poe & Addy Stone

It hadn't taken long to pack up Teague's gear and strip the bed. A traveling bag sat near the foot of the ladder while its owner sat in the room's only chair and Poe perched on the edge of the desk. Between them, a worn and wrinkled map was spread…

» Catching Folks Up

Mission: Visit to Boros
Posted on Mon Jul 10th, 2023 @ 12:24am by Teague Harrington & Quinlan Barrett Poe & Abrax Tovan & Lizzy Claiborne & Cassian Grimshaw & Shepherd Harley & Addy Stone & Boney Grimshaw

Teague had called everyone together in the dining room for a meal but also to talk about how things stood. They agreed, himself and Poe, that it was time for the crew to know what had been going on and what lay before them.

Sula was starting to wonder about…

» Home at Last

Mission: Ghost Walk
Posted on Tue Jun 20th, 2023 @ 5:36pm by Teague Harrington & Quinlan Barrett Poe & Abrax Tovan & Cassian Grimshaw & Shepherd Harley & Boney Grimshaw

They'd been lucky to find the horses and the wagon. Good were gone of course as was their gear but they had a way back and Teague figured he would call that win. Weren't an easy trip back down the mountain but he was determined to put as many miles…