Bounty Hunter (Profession)

Description:  Profit is the bottom line in this particular profession.  Though the bounty hunter may be hired to do the occasional assassination, they are mostly trying to find those that don't wish to be found.  A successful bounty hunter must be tough, proficient in almost every type of weapon and immune to begging and pleading.

The Meeting (Adventure) - Calen Natari Saga 9

Calen stood on a small island and clenched her fists in an effort to control the need to pace restlessly.  She didn't like this situation.  A zelenca councilor had contacted her and told her to meet him at this precise location on his home planet.

Most of the planet was entirely covered with water but there were still a few small islands.  The one Calen stood on was completely bare of any features and was just large enough for her to land her ship.

She felt totally exposed.

She had no idea how friendly the zelenca were but she imagined it would probably be fairly easy to pick her off right now if anyone felt so inclined.

Calen had been standing in this spot for over one standard hour with no sign of the councilor.  If she hadn't been so on edge the gentle sound of the lapping waves might have lulled her to sleep.  She found her reaction to the sound odd since this was the first time in her life that she had ever seen so much water in one place.

Out of the corner of her eye she caught a small movement beneath the ocean surface.  She responded instantly by pulling out her pistol.

The being seemed to be swimming toward her.  Calen climbed on top of her ship for a better angle and aimed her gun at the movement.  She wasn't sure what it was but she refused to die a coward's death.

Councilor Chum emerged from the water.  Calen watched with interest as he stood up on land and his fin separated into two legs.

She holstered her gun and jumped down.  "You're late, councilor."

"I've been in this area for some time.  I had to make sure neither of us were followed."

Calen put her hands on her hips, hoping to convey her annoyance.  "Get to the point."

"You understand that I am counting on your absolute discretion?"

She nodded.

"My planet is in danger, Ms. Natari, and I need your help.  Suffice to say that I... know... there are Imperium spies here.  However, the board refuses to listen to me unless I have more... shall we say... hard proof?"

"I see.  So wish for me to expose these spies.  And my compensation...?"

The councilor handed her a data pad.  "These are some leads along with the price I am willing to pay for such a service."

Calen scrolled through the data pad for a moment.  "You must care about this a great deal.  Your price is more than acceptable.  I'll take the job."

"My planet means everything to me, Ms. Natari.  I refuse to let it fall to those Imperium scum."

Muzik Chronicles is Getting a New Look!

Dear Muzik Chronicles Readers,

I have thoroughly enjoyed writing these installments and I feel like it's time to take this blog to the next level.  I have been working with graphic artist Andrew de Guzman to create concept art for the various descriptions I have already made.

Click on the links to see some of the completed projects:

C6 Sniper Rifle

Cillo Fighter


I'm very excited to be working with Andrew.  I think he's incredibly talented and puts a lot of attention into incorporating the details I've described.  The goal is to eventually have a picture on every post.



Courant Visor (Weapon)

Creators:  Scarlati on the planet Rebec

Description:  Though not technically a weapon, the Courant visor is considered by most hunters to be an extremely useful accessory.  The visor is pulled down over the eyes and allows for both night vision and a complete 360 degree view of your surroundings regardless of which way one is actually looking.

The 360 degree view allows a hunter to remain motionless but still be completely aware of his surroundings.  The scarlati as a species already have natural night vision and the earlier versions of this visor did not include this feature.  However, they decided to add it once the visor started to attract a wider audience (such as bounty hunters and assassins).

Delicate Request (Adventure) - Gorg Chum Saga 3

Councilor Chum sat working at his desk when the vid-comm alerted him to an incoming message.  An incoming secure message.  He accepted the call.

"Calen Natari," he said without preamble.

"Councilor," she nodded in assent.

"You're younger than I expected."

"And you're wasting my time."

Gorg smiled.  No messing with this one.  Perfect.  "I trust I can count on your discretion?"

Calen nodded in assent once again.

"I need you to come to Shawm and collect some... proof... for me."

Calen clearly looked annoyed.  "That's not really in my line of work.  Contact your local security for that."

"I will be blunt, Ms. Natari.  The Imperium is here on my planet but I need hard proof.  I would be willing to pay quite well for you to, shall we say, dig up their spies?"

"Now that is something I could handle.  I'll be at Shawm in seven standard hours."

"Excellent.  I thank you.  I'll make sure you have no trouble with the landing procedures."