eBook:  100 pages

What is Takamo?

TAKAMO UNIVERSE is a strategic science fiction Massive Multiplayer Online game (MMO) set in a persistent universe based on the original TAKAMO, a play by mail game that was launched in 1982.

TAKAMO ran for fifteen years and was redeveloped as a play by e-mail game in the late 1990s and then operated in its e-mail format until 2005. TAKAMO UNIVERSE is currently in development.

TAKAMO UNIVERSE is set in the rich background of the old galaxies of TAKAMO. The history of the Five Galaxies permeates the atmosphere of the new game with ancient empires, archives and equipment scattered across the stars. 

Rhats! is Kerry's first experience with TAKAMO's lush environs and cultures. It follows the adventure of an unlikely muto (rhat) named Frohic. Here's Frohic to tell you more of what's in store:

Beyond the boundaries of civilized space lies the region of the Muto Empire. Mutos are a mammalian race that resemble a cross between a human and a Terran rat. Though spread across thousands of worlds, mutos—or rhats, as they are sometimes called—trace their lineage to a single dark world that orbits a ruined sta–

Enough of that!

My name is Frohic, and I’m a muto. I’ve never seen the homeworld, and I couldn’t care less about civilization, empires, or space. Especially space. All I want is to survive in a family that sometimes forgets I exist. My mother is always pregnant, my dozen siblings are swarming over available surface, and my father makes plan after plan to send us all away. Sure, our hovel is crowded, the food is sparse, but at least it’s home.

Then everything goes tails up.

Next thing I know, I’m conscripted to a smuggler’s ship and surrounded by enemies. I’m taken to a planet where I can barely see…to search for trinkets. Oh, and it is hot. Real hot. Plus there’s strange hum at night. I’m a little worried about that hum.

Yeah, being a muto is great. Empires, blah, blah. Ruined stars. Smuggling. Money. But destiny? Ha! Just give me a meal that isn’t from a machine and a friend who won’t try to steal it.

Better yet, give me a ticket home.

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Other things you can do:

  • Check out the other books in the Takamo series here!

  • Explore the history and follow game development here!