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.

There's been upset of late. The captain, Quinlan Barrett Poe, just held a meeting in the cargo bay where he announced that he'd sold the ship to his friend, Teague Harrington. And having done that, he picked up his gear and left which means that the new owner has a bit of a mess to clean up. 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

» Time To Get Off the Dock (Part 2)

Mission: Ghost Walk
Posted on Fri Jan 13th, 2023 @ 9:14pm by Teague Harrington & Clayton Adams & Cassian Grimshaw & Shepherd Harley & Addy Stone & Boney Grimshaw & Juniper Farnsby

Standing around on the ramp was not the most interesting way to spend the morning; it was more of a necessity if you were looking to hire or take on passengers. And he was. Crew anyways. He still wasn't sure he liked the idea of strangers wandering around the ship…


» Familiar Spirits

Mission: Ghost Walk
Posted on Mon Jan 2nd, 2023 @ 7:07pm by Boney Grimshaw & Cassian Grimshaw

This wasn't Cassian's first supply run back into Dover, but it was the first time he was sent alone. Trust had been hard won. It wasn't a shortcoming on the abbot's part. Cassian was a reformed criminal. Only a fool would give his leash too much play. After several years…


» Arriving at the Poe Homestead

Mission: Ghost Walk
Posted on Thu Dec 15th, 2022 @ 10:10pm by Peter Weysmith & Jules Weysmith

"Take the road here," the old man had said. "There will be a small access road, just beaten down dirt, about two miles on. That would be old man Poe's homestead." He ran the store in town and was quick to provide details about the shipments already delivered and the…


» Time to Get Off the Dock (Part 1)

Mission: Ghost Walk
Posted on Fri Dec 2nd, 2022 @ 1:14pm by Yao Ming-Pei & Teague Harrington & Clayton Adams & Shepherd Harley & Addy Stone & Juniper Farnsby

Ming looked around his room and sighed. Aside from the small area of the bed where he slept at night, every surface was covered with the papers, books, captures, printed photos spread among and over top of his clothes, both clean and dirty. His backpack and the box containing his…


» Catching Up

Mission: The Xiao Jin Chronicles
Posted on Mon Oct 24th, 2022 @ 12:40pm by Teague Harrington & Juniper Farnsby

She'd been there barely 2 days, but Juniper had already made herself at home, taking on the kitchen like it had been given over to her ownership and not that she was merely managing it for the rest of the crew. She'd taken a moment, a small one granted, to…