These episodes are essentially a prologue for the Dead Cell series which publishes to Amazon Vella, starting with Catalyst, on July 19th. There are six stories in the series which will go live to Vella one episode each week on Mondays. After the story has been posted for 30 days, I may make it available as an ebook for those who prefer that format. At the end of the series, I'll be publishing a novel: Misfit Guardians, which ties up the storyline and dabbles in a new era of Chromatan soldiers. Synopsis: Tani'na and the few half-breed descendants of First and Second Waves of colonists are infected with Chromata, a sentient lifeform native to New Earth. But it isn't the enemy. First Wave, sent a century prior, made peace with the inhabitants. Some of Second Wave joined them when they arrived decades later. Most remain loyal to the Thyterion empire which is destined to arrive as the third and final wave. Emperor Riscerman wants the planet cleansed for their arrival. Tani'na wants revenge for the death of her mother and sister among thousands of others who perished in the Silacia settlement bombing. Commander Worton must pay for following such heinous orders. Tani'na and her Father's First Wave army storm the city and the state-building to retake control. Tani'na knows what must be done, and she's the only one who can do it.