Crossroads at Outreach

Crossroads at Outreach
Product information
Type Short story
Author Kevin Killiany
Pages 41
Publication information
Publisher BattleCorps
First published 3 February 2005
Era Civil War era
Timeline 14—20 November 3066
Series Chaos Irregulars stories
Preceded by Decision at Acamar
Followed by Determination at Wallis

Crossroads at Outreach is a story by Kevin Killiany that was published online on BattleCorps on 3 February 2005 as the second part of the Chaos Irregulars series. Beginning with this story, BattleCorps subscribers could vote among several options presented at the end of the story to determine how the story would continue.

Teaser text[edit]

Join Kevin Killiany as he continues the adventures of the Chaos Irregulars. This time, at the end of the story, you'll find a link to a forum that describes how to participate in deciding where the Irregulars go next! Voting ends at midnight on Feb. 9th 2005, so get reading!

Plot summary[edit]

Newly formed from the remnants of the decimated Peregrine's Hussars and Sorensen's Strikers mercenary commands, the Chaos Irregulars have arrived on Outreach with its hiring halls and hope to secure a contract. To improve their default "Green" rating with the MRBC because of being a new unit, they also go through a costly evaluation procedure.

The original units from which the Irregulars formed were very different in outlook, combat style and leadership style and have some difficulties integrating into a single unit under joint command. Captains Ariel Peregrine and "Jake" Jacoam also have different ideas about how and where to find possible employers.

On 18 November 3066 the evaluation exercise takes place, with the Broadsword Legion acting as opposing force. The evaluation goes well, and the integration of the Irregulars' two component units is also improving. Shortly afterwards, the Irregulars have not one, but three job offers on the table.

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