I produced all of what follows last summer, and it only occurred to me recently when I went looking for it that I’d never collected all of it online anywhere.
The first half is long-form Infinity fiction, but for what I presume is the majority of you who don’t care about that, you can skip past the blue blocks straight to Week 2 for the start of the comics.
Last summer, I played in an Infinity league at my store. As a major feature of this league, each player created a Spec Ops special character to fight alongside their army, gather experience, and grow as the league progressed. Each player was told to write up a backstory for their character in the month leading up to the league, and then after each week’s mission, we were encouraged to post an in-universe writeup of the mission’s results, whether as a narrative or as a debriefing report.
On this page I’ve compiled all of the material I created to tell the tale of my spec-ops, a Crusader Brethren Hacker named Chinenye Ojokwu; I previously covered the process of converting her game model here. For anyone not familiar with the game’s fluff, my army are Knights of Santiago, an order of Violent Space Catholics who travel aboard trading ships on long journeys to escort religious pilgrims from planet to planet. I had only been playing for a few months when I wrote all of this, so it’s possible that some of it isn’t quite canonical, though I did try to research everything as much as possible.
The interesting thing to watch as the weeks roll on is the steady degradation of my hope for the character’s future. At the start, I thought I was writing a story about redemption and new beginnings… and then I started losing.
And… well, you’ll see.