The Children of the Sun

The descendants of military personnel from various factions who survived the blast, they banded together to form a patchwork fleet of raiding ships and raid out of the Death Zone. They have a nihilistic tradition centred around the apocalypse as represented by the supernova and base their fleet as close to the remains of Pi^4 Orionis as they can without incurring unacceptable losses to radiation. Those few raiders that live to old age, rather than just waiting to die, will ‘Embrace the Sun’ – being fired into its dead, irradiated heart in an escape pod. They swell their fleet and their ranks by, respectively, taking other ships and forcing groups of captives to fight to the death, taking on the survivor as a Child neophyte.

The Children of the Sun

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