Ni Hao!

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

The story goes like this. The time came when Earth-That-Was got used up and humanity took to the stars. The core worlds, with the best resources, thrived and over time, banded together to form the Alliance. Not sure when but somewhere along the line, they got the notion that every world spinning needed to be part of their Alliance.

See, they were taking everything and got angry when we said we'd had enough. We called ourselves Independents because that's how we wanted to live. Independent of the Alliance who were stripping the system of resources and technology. Them against us. That's the way of it, isn't it? Greed and might are a powerful motivating factor when it comes to politics.

And so we fought. Hard. Tens of thousands died but in the end, the Alliance won. And even that wasn't enough. After the surrender came the mercenaries. And that's the way of things when the winners write the history books. I say patriot and the Alliance says 'war criminals,' hunt 'em down.

Six years have passed since the official surrender and we're all one big happy family, the Union of Allied Planets. Unless of course you were a Browncoat like me. For us, things have only gotten worse. We live on the rim, the border of the system, and struggle to survive with the barest minimum of technology and, of course, the Alliance's boot on our necks.

Life ain't easy. Every day is a struggle to survive. My answer was the Xiao Jin, a Firefly Class mid-bulk transport, and I'm her owner and Captain. My mantra is simple. Find a job and keep flyin'. Because as long as we do, I'm thinking I can stay one step ahead of the Alliance.

At least that's the plan.

The Xiao Jin is 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 its like to be on the losing side of the war and how one small group makes their way out in the black. We are looking to hire on -- please contact us through the Sim Central Discord Server.

Latest Mission Posts

» Reflections In a Dirty Glass

Mission: The Xiao Jin Chronicles
Posted on Fri Jun 24th, 2022 @ 11:10pm by Quinlan Barrett Poe

Today had been a good day. No ruffled feathers, no snide remarks. Everyone calm and as the day wound down, a sort of peace had settled over the ship. And so, Poe took cleanup upon himself and released the others to their individual pursuits because he needed to ponder a…

» Rose Colored Glasses

Mission: The Xiao Jin Chronicles
Posted on Fri Jun 24th, 2022 @ 11:07pm by Addy Weysmith & Henry Campbell

If Addy had to rank which parts of the Xiao Jin she liked best the ranking would go like this: the bunk that she shared with Quinn, the engine room, and the dining room. Seemed she spent most of her time between the three places as it was, but of…

» At Cross Purposes

Mission: The Xiao Jin Chronicles
Posted on Thu Jun 23rd, 2022 @ 1:01pm by Addy Weysmith & Shepherd Harley

Breaking atmo was always bumpy and even as that thought ran through Addy's head she had to chuckle. She'd been in that position what... a whole handful of times now? Hardly enough to consider definitive. Still, on the Xiao Jin it held true, at least since she came on board.…

» Here Comes the Job

Mission: The Xiao Jin Chronicles
Posted on Wed Jun 22nd, 2022 @ 4:39pm by Quinlan Barrett Poe & Clayton Adams & Henry Campbell & Addy Weysmith & Shepherd Harley & Morgan Martin & Caelin Stewart

At twenty-three, Clayton Adams was already an old soul and for that, he laid the blame squarely where it belonged with the Alliance and their incessant need to control every world spinning. He came with scars, a leg that would never be quite right, and nightmares that robbed him of…

» We've Got Ourselves a Job

Mission: The Xiao Jin Chronicles
Posted on Mon Jun 13th, 2022 @ 7:29pm by Addy Weysmith & Quinlan Barrett Poe

The walk from the cafe to the Xiao Jin wasn't exceedingly long, but it gave Addy time to think. She started out feeling like she might float. For a moment in her life she and Henry had bolstered each other through their pain. Him from the uncertainty about and eventually…