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

» 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…


» Understandings

Mission: The Xiao Jin Chronicles
Posted on Wed Oct 19th, 2022 @ 5:21pm by Teague Harrington & Addy Stone

Teague climbed down the ladder into his new quarters and stood there, leaning against the lower rungs, and looking around. The past hour had been an interesting one, watching several members of the Huan family, speaking to each other in rapid-fire Chinese, strip his quarters of personal items, including sheets,…


» Whispered Words

Mission: The Xiao Jin Chronicles
Posted on Wed Oct 19th, 2022 @ 1:17pm by Jules Weysmith & Peter Weysmith

In the hopes that some semblance of her usual routine would help, Jules Weysmith had helped her younger sister into her favorite pair of pajamas and let her crawl into the double-bed she'd been assigned for the night. Two stories later, and fighting it all the way, Lori Jo had…


» The Future is Deadwood

Mission: The Xiao Jin Chronicles
Posted on Sun Sep 25th, 2022 @ 11:16am by Quinlan Barrett Poe & Addy Stone

It took something like an act of minor deity to make sure the dining room was clear of lurkers and to at least hazard the guess that all other crew were asleep, or at least in their rooms for the night. Addy had appeared at the first of the passenger…


» Here's the Thing

Mission: The Xiao Jin Chronicles
Posted on Sat Sep 24th, 2022 @ 2:03pm by Teague Harrington & Quinlan Barrett Poe & Shepherd Harley & Addy Stone & Juniper Farnsby

Poe and Teague came out of his cabin, because, realistically speaking, where else could he hold a private meeting on this ship and headed down to the dining area. Breakfast was long over, not that Poe could claim to any particular appetite these days. He found an intercom panel and…