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"Newsflash... *%@?** has hit the fan!"Beardy Bastards: a dwarf story with axes, beer and a lot of grumbling... but in space?In a far future where humanity has colonized huge parts of the galaxy their gazes are greedily locked even further at the distant stars.Grand schemes are unfolding on a galactic scale and epic wars are waged that effect untold billions... but some parts of humanity are ignored or simply forgotten.One such part of humanity are a collection of planets at the galactic core. Mostly consisting of cold giants of stone and metal with raging and lifeless surfaces.Descendants of miner settlers still survive here in underground settlements. The harsh conditions and high gravity of these planets has slowly changed these tough settlers. Short and stocky of build and rough of character to match the conditions they live in.And while they live dangerous and hard-working lives they are generally content to be ignored by the rest of humanity. Considering themselves safe in their underground strongholds from outside interference — or so they think.You can find it here.There is also a "safe for work" domain name for your convenience as well. The term "bastards" seems to give some people trouble here and there… weird huh?
— Thekki, "Chapter 1: Bug out"
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