General Aspect Abell stared out from the battlements atop the walls of Lockstock, peering down onto the clearing below.
Their battlefield. The Front.
800 feet of open ground that separated the folk-at-arms of Lockstock from the toxic boundary of the Miasma. Ground pocked with bloodstains, acid scars, and craters of cool molten metal. Ground the scouts had told them they were losing slowly but surely by the day.
Aspect was exhausted. They were sure that all of them were. The uptick in Aberration incursions, the Miasma now on the move.
It seemed again, they thought, like the end of days.
Aspect, ever the leader, put up their brave and stoic front once more, and began heading down for morning chow. As their bootfalls echoed down the long stairway, they noticed another, distant noise carried in on a morning breeze.
A sound approaching through the forest. A cacophony to beat the din of hell itself. A great and a terrible thundering, a howling and a crashing of fallen trees.
And a heavy fall of wings.
In today’s episode, Sierra is back! She may not be at her best but an incoming Aberration attack means she won’t have a lot of time for R&R. And who’s that once-friendly face leading the Aberrations? We walk through a rain of fire, have a family reunion, and one of us becomes the Special Boy.
This week on Play By Podcast: The Interdependency Shuffle 21: To the Front
Play By Podcast is Michael Collins (@arealwriter), Leon Barnes (@SlapKatZ), Liam Higgins(@liamhiggins97), and Max Coe (@_NotMyDivision_)
Cover Art by Ariel Corrales (@arielcorrales_)
Music by Cody Ojea (@SixChordCircus)