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Outliers: 2016

Volume 1


We’re losing control. Director Zimmerman won’t admit it of course, but the projections are bad news in all directions. Outliers, men and women of extraordinary talents, are exploding in numbers across the globe thanks to the new drug “Illumination.” We think the clandestine group “Legion” is responsible for spreading the substance, but not for producing it. And they’re not the only ones on the move, as others are playing in the shadows. AURA has begun operating in other countries, and our network is growing to match that of the CIA. But I can’t shake my gut feeling that we’re making a mistake, that we’re spread too thin to see what’s really coming. The future is a jigsaw puzzle that we try to rearrange into something pleasing, but the image it’s taking is horrible…
—Dr C. Reynolds, PhD

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Outliers: The Shape of Things to Come

Primer 1


Curious about the world of Outliers? Try our free primer! Collected within are four short stories, character profiles, reports and documents from the perspective of the Agency of Unusual Resource Acquisitions. Stories include three origin pieces first published in Emby Press’ The Good Fight, plus a new story by Jonathan Ward!

Tales include:
For a Fistful of Diamonds by A.R. Aston
FUBAR by Jonathan Ward
The Falcon by Jonathan Ward
The Beast in the Beauty by James Fadeley
With artwork by Manuel Mesones!

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The Gift of Hadrborg

by James Fadeley


In the troubled city of Strand, the City Watch and Governor’s Guard struggle to fend off the criminal empires who rule their streets. Between the corruption, smuggling, underground slaving, mass larceny and a rebellious group attempting to usurp the throne, Guardsman Eirik’s life shows no signs of getting any easier.
Yet the arrival of group seeking a stolen artifact heralds a coming disaster for the already rotten city. Uncertain if he can trust his own people, Eirik has little choice but to throw in his lot with two enigmatic varl and a country boy. Toss in a conman seeking vengeance and a slave-turned-bodyguard with an elusive agenda, and Eirik has his work cut out for him.
But even if his questionable allies and the hordes of eager thugs don’t kill him, the plot they discover threatens to rip Strand apart. And may destroy the fragile varl-human alliance that maintains the peace with their giant neighbors in the north…

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