Welcome to the status and information page for the Chronicle “Ruthless” – a novella set in the Eve Online universe. This story was written by Tony Gonzales (the author of the Eve Online books The Empyrean Age and Templar One) during his time at CCP. At nearly one hundred pages in length, this will be the largest recording to date, involving over thirty separate actors and spanning two hours of recorded audio. There will be laughter, there will be tears… combat both hand-to-hand and ship-based, drunken gambling, beautiful courtesans, corporate and personal betrayal… this epic story has it all.
Work has already begun on recording. To date, the following people have finalized their participation, lending their voices to the project :
Danielle en Divalone
Scott Von Clief
The computer-generated voice in Chapter 2 was created via ttsreader.com and is used with permission.
There are still opportunities to become involved in the project. At this point there are still several small roles that need to be filled. Are you interested in taking a role? Some of the parts call for specific voice types, such as a gruff delivery or a high-strung voice. However, there are a number of parts that are neutral in their delivery, so there is leeway in how they can sound. Best of all, many of the smaller parts are meant to be responses over a radio in response to another character, meaning that there is no need for an ultra-high quality microphone and recording equipment – if you can be understood over a regular voice server (such as Teamspeak or Mumble) then that may work out just fine for the recording.
The story itself can be found by either clicking here for the original version at the Eve Online site, or you can click here for a pastebin of the Chronicle (useful for finding a particular line). You can also click here to read the story as a PDF file.
If you would like to become involved in the story, please email me at zendane [at] evereader [dot] org. You are welcome to send in audition MP3 files to that address. If you do so, please include your name in the recording itself (pronounced as you would say it, so I can credit you correctly) and a few seconds of “dead air” so I can let the sound clean-up routines work properly. Feel free to use several takes for each role and even try different styles if you would prefer. Should your voice be used we will perform a separate recording for the story itself, so perfection is not required in the auditions.
Should you have any questions please contact me at the email in the paragraph above. Thank you for your interest and I look forward to hearing from you!