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

» Dark

Mission: Ghost Walk
Posted on Sun May 21st, 2023 @ 6:01pm by Teague Harrington & Cassian Grimshaw & Shepherd Harley & Boney Grimshaw & Juniper Farnsby

Teague came back to consciousness slowly, as though pulling himself out of a deep black sea that tried to draw him back, over and over, into its depths. The wrongness of that is what made him fight to get his eyes open, to assess the danger he felt but didn't…

» Arrival at Bright Dawn

Mission: Ghost Walk
Posted on Mon May 1st, 2023 @ 11:51am by Teague Harrington & Cassian Grimshaw & Shepherd Harley & Boney Grimshaw & Juniper Farnsby

The sun was already low in the sky as Teague, having taken shifts with Cassian, brought the team to stop in the ruins of the original settlement. There was a bar and a few buildings that seemed to lean into each other, too weathered and beaten to quite stand alone…

» Hair Trigger

Mission: Ghost Walk
Posted on Sat Apr 8th, 2023 @ 10:19pm by Quinlan Barrett Poe & Addy Stone

Slow breath in, and then out again.

Addy stood opposite her bed, leaned against the wall next to the ladder, watching. She'd left Quinn to sleep a bit more than four hours prior, but, if she was honest, she wasn't accomplishing a thing beyond counting down every minute that passed.…

» The Evidence

Mission: Ghost Walk
Posted on Thu Apr 6th, 2023 @ 2:35am by Quinlan Barrett Poe & Addy Stone

Immediately after Home Is a Sheltering Embrace

The sounds that went along with making tea were normally comforting. The hiss of the kettle and the pouring of water. The rasp of opening the box of tea and the filling of the basket with the dried leaves. The clink of mugs.…

» Home is a Sheltering Embrace

Mission: Ghost Walk
Posted on Tue Apr 4th, 2023 @ 6:14pm by Quinlan Barrett Poe & Addy Stone

Of course, the gorram ship owner would touch down at a larger settlement. Made sense and all. The ship was smaller and faster than the Xiao Jin, which was what had caught Poe's attention when he was looking for a ride off Persephone, and the captain preferred to deal exclusively…