Episode Summaries

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Black Talon 05 has been running since 2003, with the occasional hiatus. With so much history behind the team, the Talons, and the other colonies, it's sometimes difficult to bring new players up to speed. It also means a lot of information gets lost to the ravages of time and poor memories. Fortunately, we have chat logs to fall back on.

Episodes and story arcs are noted below, in chronological order. Gaps in dates typically reflect when a game was cancelled for various reasons, or was on hiatus. Logs of the game can be read here.

Please note that not all episodes have been reviewed for content and summarization.

2003

Episode 01 - "Beneath the Sands" - Aired 2/8, 2/22, 3/6, 3/20... "I was a bit preoccupied with removing the former driver's brains from the cockpit..."

Episode 02 - "Beneath the Sands - Part 2" - Aired ...4/3, 4/10, 4/17... A strange mystery takes a stranger turn... (Completed to 4/10 only)

Episode 03 - "Beneath the Sands - Part 3" - Aired 4/24, 5/8, 5/15, 5/22, 6/12, 6/19. No summary yet.

Episode 04 - "Tempest" - Aired 7/3, 7/10, 7/17, 7/24, 7/31, 8/30, 9/11, 9/18, 10/2, 10/9. No summary yet.

Episode 05 - "Intermission" - 10/16, 10/23. No summary yet.

Episode 06 - "Treason" - 10/30, 11/13, 11/20, 11/27, 12/4, 12/11. No summary yet.

2004

Episode 07: Treason: Finding the Devilfish - Aired 1/1, 1/8, 1/22. There's a stark difference between finding something and killing it.

Episode 08: Saying Goodbye: Leaving Terra Nova - Aired 2/5. BT05 paints the town in RAM coating before leaving.

Episode 09: The Transit: Pathfinder - Part 1 - Aired 2/19, 3/11, 4/15. Commuting, Talon-style.

Episode 10: The Transit: Canyon Ravens - Part 2 - Aired 4/29, 5/13. Foreign Exchange Soldiers?

Episode 11: The Transit: Exploration - Part 3 - Aired 7/08, 7/22, 7/29. BT05 encounters some good intel and bad luck.

2005

Episode 12: The Transit: Luck Be A Lady - Part 4 - Aired 1/29, 3/17, 4/07. BT05 enters the Trench for the first time. Junkman takes pictures. IM-PORT.

Episode 13: The Transit: Black Hawk Down - Part 5 - Aired 4/14. Take my GREL -- please!

Episode 14: Base Camp - Aired 4/21, 5/19, 6/9, 6/16. A simple mission, followed by a simple mistake. Craig learns not to drink the local water the hard way.

Episode 15: De-based - Aired 6/23, 6/30, 7/14, 7/21. CEF interrogation methods are demonstrated to BT05. Junkman takes notes.

Episode 16: Re-based - Aired 7/28, 8/4, 8/11, 8/18, 8/25, 9/8, 9/15, 9/22, 10/6. BT05 demolition techniques are demonstrated to the CEF.

Episode 17: Re-based Part 2 - Aired 10/13, 10/20, 10/27, 11/3... Investigation begins into the neurotoxin threatening all of Caprice. Joanna's training begins.

2006

Episode 18: Re-based Part 2 - Aired ...1/5, 1/12, 1/19, 2/2, 2/16, 2/23. The CEF doesn't hold majority shares of all of Caprice's secrets.

Episode 19: Bullets Are Cheap - Aired 3/2. BT05 returns home for some time off and a little light guard duty.

Episode 20: San Molei (episode) - Aired 8/17, 8/24, 8/31, 9/7, 9/14, 9/21, 9/28, 10/05. A spike in raids has the Talons investigating if the Earthers have a hand in it.

Episode 21: A Traitor In Our Midst - Aired 10/12, 10/19, 10/26, 11/2, 11/9, 11/16, 11/30, 12/7, 12/14, 12/21. An elaborate trap is laid to catch a CEF spy. The CEF responds with two of their own, leaving the Talons and Terra Nova reeling.

2007

Episode 22: Baiting the Tiger - Aired 1/4, 1/11, 1/18, 2/1, 2/8, 2/15. No summary available.

Episode 23: Enemies of Friends, Friends of Enemies - Aired 2/22, 3/1, 3/8, 3/15, 3/29, 4/5, 4/19. No summary available.

Episode 24: Goliath - Aired 4/26, 5/3, 5/10, 5/17, 5/24, 5/31, 6/7, 6/14, 6/21, 6/28, 7/12, 7/19, 8/2, 8/16. No summary available.

Episode 25: Dissent - Aired 8/23, 8/30, 9/6, 9/12. No summary available.

Episode 26: Man on the Run - Aired 9/19, 9/26, 10/3, 10/10. No summary available.

Episode 27: Ghul Circuit - Aired 10/17, 10/24. Exploring Terra Nova's B-Trivid Circuit

Episode 28: The Enemy's Camp - Aired 10/31, 11/8. No summary available.

Episode 29: Empire - Aired 11/15, 11/21, 11/29, 12/13, 12/20. The CEF shows off their new combined arms tactics. Karas shows them the finger. (Summary complete to 11/29.)

2008

Episode 29: Empire (Continued) - Aired 1/3

Episode 30: Close To Home - Aired 1/10, 1/17, 1/24, 1/31, 2/7, 2/14. Can the Talons trust Caprician corporations working for the Earthers?

Episode 31: Black Talons - Aired 2/21, 2/28, 3/6, 3/13, 3/20. The Talons find yet more new allies, but also discover that Paladin Lots is impregnable. The Highlands First want to prove otherwise...

Episode OU812: Mister Congeniality - Aired 3/27, 4/3. Through the looking (shot) glass.

Episode 33: To Move a Mountain - Aired 4/17, 4/24, 5/8... Save the orphans... save the prisoners... save the world...

Episode 34: The Enemy Within - Aired 9/11 - 12/04.

Episode 35: The Depths - Aired 12/11, 12/18...

2009

Episode 35: The Depths (Continued) - Aired 1/8 - 2/12.

Episode 36: Tocymea - Aired 2/19 - 4/9

Episode 36.5: Black Talon Five and the Princess - Aired 4/16

Episode 36: Tocymea (Continued) - Aired 4/23

Episode 37: Priam's Gambit, Part 1 - Aired 4/30 - 7/09

Episode 38: Priam's Gambit, Part 2 - Aired 7/16 - 8/27

Episode 39: Crownless - Aired 9/17 - 10/15

Episode 40: King of the Hill - Aired 10/22 - 12/17

2010

Episode 40: King of the Hill (Continued) - Aired 1/7 - 2/11

Episode 41: Turned Tables - Aired 2/18 - 3/18

Episode 42: All Roads Lead - Aired 3/25

Episode 42.5: Black Talon Five in AUTO-BOND - Aired 4/1

Episode 42: All Roads Lead (Continued) - Aired 4/8 - 7/1

Episode 43: Echoes of Terra Nova - Aired 7/8 - 11/4

Episode 44: The Second War of the Alliance - Aired 11/11 - 12/23

2011

Episode 44: The Second War of the Alliance (Continued) - Aired 1/6 - Present