The BrimTier Chronicles

By Lisa J. Comstock

Life of a BrimTier Pirate. Part 1  

It's the late twenty-third century in a universe where social morality and the lines of right and wrong are mixed and muddied. Over-population and dwindling resources have forced the people out into the stars; known space is now split into three tiers. The government has reverted back to feudalism and isn't necessarily good and not all crimes committed are done with criminal intent.

Life is anything but easy in the black and some have been forced into lives they didn't necessarily want in order to survive. 

This journal is about the extraordinary lives and harrowing exploits of Phoenix Enclave's captain, Iain Bryce, the "Robin Hood" pirate, his crew and their admittedly criminal activities  as they try to stay true to their ideals and the cause of helping the less fortunate while trying to keep from getting captured by the Confederational Regime Forces.   

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Times of a BrimTier Pirate, Part 2                             ** New Cover **

Life in the twenty third century hasn’t gotten any easier for the members of Phoenix Enclave. They are learning you win some and you lose some and that the admittedly criminal life they have chosen is a doubled edged sword. Their convictions are being tested hard, forcing some to reassess their commitment to the cause of helping the less fortunate. At the same time, some of their enemies are learning that the lines between right and wrong are not so clear anymore.

Can the colorful characters of the big black hold to their ideals in the face of some harsh realities?

This is the second journal of the exploits of the “Robin Hood” pirate, Iain Bryce. Join the captain and his crew as they continue to try to help the forgotten colonists of the Second BrimTier as well as keep from getting captured by the Confederational Regime Forces.

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Sins of a BrimTier Pirate,   Part 3

Change in any society is not easy but it's even harder when it's self-confessed criminals trying to bring it about - having the whole universe to spread the word to makes it even harder still. Captain Iain Bryce and his crew haven?t given up their attempts to help the poor and oppressed of the Second BrimTier but they have had some hard slaps of reality and are beginning to see the enormity and futility of their efforts.

They manage a few wins and gain some unexpected allies but also suffer horrific losses that push them all to their limits and forces the captain to issue a likely-vain challenge.

This marks the third journal in the life and times of the Robin Hood pirate. Join Captain Iain Bryce and his crew as they continue trying to help the less fortunate while keeping out of reach of the Confederational Regime Forces.


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Soul of a BrimTier Pirate, Part 4

 Soul of a BrimTier Pirate, Part 4

The big black has changed a lot, and not so much, in the two years Iain Bryce was out of the picture as the Robin Hood pirate. It seemed his perceived sacrifice had finally brought the plight of the colonists of the Second BrimTier to light but only as long as it served the purposes of the Confederational Regime Parliament. Now the colonists are back to being forgotten and without Phoenix Enclave?s help they are again facing starvation, disease and death.

Much to the chagrin of the new administration of the Confederational Regime, Captain Iain Bryce is back.

Come along with the pirate captain as he reforms Phoenix Enclave. Once more, they try to right the wrongs being done to the poor and oppressed of the known universe while staying a step ahead of rival pirate enclaves and the CRF.                                                


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Trials of a BrimTier Pirate, Part 5

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Pirate captain Iain Bryce is beginning to feel the sting of the choices and actions he, the crew of Phoenix Enclave and their allies have made over the last few years. Many of their debts are beginning to come due. Some can be paid with a wink and a smile, for some the cost is too high and others leave them no choice in the matter.

We are all faced with trials and tribulations in the course of our lives; as many living in the big black in the 23rd century can attest to - over and over.

Find out who these trials make stronger, who comes close to breaking and who shatters as the crew of Phoenix continues in their attempts to help the downtrodden of the Second BrimTier and keep out of the lasernooses of the CRF in this installment of the captain?s journal.

Lessons of a BrimTier Pirate, Part 6






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Some lessons teach us things we need to know - at times kicking and screaming. Some of them are easier to learn than others, some have to be repeated over and over. This is especially hard if you are a BrimTier pirate or one of the forsaken colonists of the Second BrimTier; they are tougher still if you are the Confederational Regime President, a member of parliament or a member of the CRF.

The people of the twenty-third century, living in the big black, are being forced to learn some harsh lessons as their mettle is tested and they are pushed to new limits.

Find out who survives, who thrives and who cracks under the pressure in this volume of the life and times of Captain Iain Bryce and his crew aboard the pirate ship, Phoenix.