News from the underworld...
What is The Pulse
The Pulse is a broadcast used almost exclusively by wayfarers and their supporters. They use technology scavenged from ships in the void. They receive their data from other wayfarers, informants who shared sympathy for their cause, and most often, from myself. The nature of their broadcast varies. More often than not, they simply bring news from outside Safeharbor to those who care. On occasion, they reveal the secrets I discover. They also work as a balance to Safeharbor's government, calling out the earthborn when something isn't quite right. This stems from their earliest history, back when they often called on their viewers to embrace what was forbidden and break the rules. The Pulse is a means for those on Safeharbor to connect with the wayfarers in the void. By constantly listening in, one can follow their voyages in the black. They can share in their triumphs and their heartbreak. Even the earthborn listen for news of their children's exploits and to know if they are still alive. The names of the dead are always given during the broadcast.
The SVN Persephone
Myths from earth carried on well after its fall. While most were lost in the archives, the myth of Persephone was told and retold over the years. Persephone captivated the young wayfarers so much, they immortalized her in the stars. Persephone's Bane is a constellation in Safeharbor's Navigational Zodiac, taking the form of a pomegranate. The Wayfarers were inspired by Persephone's routine trips to the underworld and eventual return, which they saw mimicked their own travels from Safeharbor to the stars. The first wayfarer vessel was named The SVN Persephone for this reason, and is where The Pulse operates from. The ship became a standard among frigate designs, thereafter. The Persephone class frigate is the pride of our Navy, and it all began here. The SVN Persephone was the basis for all wayfarer vessels. Its design remains unique in that it allows a wide range of modification, capable of being fitted with alien technology in ways most human vessels can't.
The Crew of The Persephone
the crew consists of 4 members. Each is a wayfarer, though the eldest have retired in order to focus on the broadcast. The first and arguably the Captain of the vessel, is Alan "Styx" Price. He is the voice of the broadcast, and organizes the entire program. His wife, Breanna "Lethe" Price, does much of the research and information acquisition for the broadcast when not teaching potential wayfarers at Dawn The two are accompanied by wayfarers Hera "Pearl" Price, and Garth "Blaze" Price, their children. These two are meant to take over the broadcast, and can be heard from time to time when Styx and Lethe are occupied.