Sombras

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Their minimum-albedo vacuum suits make them blend in with the shadows that give them their name, and they become invisible until they strike, the decisive moment, and usually the final one for their unsuspecting enemies. Sombras are the invisible killer lurking out there where the vacuum of space becomes darker and more oppressive, the nightmare of any newbie venturing into the void for the first time. Their goal is no longer money, but enemies, prey to be taken down and marked with the Sombra’s unit stickers they always carry around.

Published June 18, 2021


Money. Loads and loads of Skenders. That is what all those youngsters from Lazareto think of when they look through the portholes and see the mining ships returning from the asteroids. Money that will be spent hand over fist by those prospectors wearing customized suits in Corregidor's cantinas. Teenage dreams. However, the reality of what the vacuum holds for them is quite different. Hard work, very hard work, and a mostly low profit margin. Asteroid mining hardly brings any joy, and when it does, those who are smart spend their earnings on better suits, equipment, and supplies, and what little they have left they blow in the cantina to forget about the shitty quarters waiting for them, and to dream of better days. So, when those kids realize what life is all about, here come the recruiters of the Corregidor Jurisdictional Command ready to take those boys and girls, already hardened in the void, and offer them something better. Or basically the same thing: a hazardous life, but with a regular salary and the chance to use military-grade equipment; any banger from Lazareto's wet dream. However, after the smiles while signing up comes a nightmarish training period with some Hellcat sergeant who enjoys his job, which is to make others suffer. The truth is that he will also teach them useful things like 0-G combat techniques, combined with some veteran Bandit's training in camouflage and stealth skills. To all this, they will add their knowledge in EVA techniques and moving around space wrecks and asteroids, if only to try to survive their training.

But once they finish it successfully, those who make it are ready to join the Sombras (“Shadows”), that fearsome unit that specializes in ambushes in the darkness of space, in lurking in the nooks and crannies of asteroids and wrecked spacecraft. Their minimum-albedo vacuum suits make them blend in with the shadows that give them their name, and they become invisible until they strike, the decisive moment, and usually the final one for their unsuspecting enemies. Sombras is the invisible killer lurking out there where the vacuum of space becomes darker and more oppressive, the nightmare of any newbie venturing into the void for the first time. But these dreaded operatives are not so different from those kids who dreamed of success and glory. They still dream of the same thing, only now their goal is no longer money, but enemies, prey to be taken down and marked with the Sombra's unit stickers they always carry around. Yes, an attitude straight out of the barrio, but in the end, they are all still children of Lazareto.

Published July 7, 2021

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