All's been quiet on the STO front. Maybe a little too quiet. And I have a sinking feeling that the silence won't last for too much longer. A name has been whispered around lately: Barnabas. In fact, that name's been mentioned enough to be a cause for some concern. This guy is all rumors and speculation, and some say he's just a figurehead created by scattered STO cells to get Caprica buzzing with worry again.
But whether this Barnabas is flesh and blood or simply a ghost is kind of moot: his name is becoming synonymous with what any terrorist group uses as its main weapon - fear.
I've written here before about the possibility that there may be STO splinter cells acting without the consent of higher STO authorities. If anything, Barnabas seems to be one of those rogues. The rumors about the MAGLEV bombing being an "unauthorized" act have increased and expanded, and now Barnabas' name has been attached to the incident.
If the STO as an organization didn't want the train destroyed, but rather it was the act of just this one guy (and his cronies, whoever they are), then there's no telling what else he's capable of - especially if he's not answering to anyone except what he believes is the will of the so-called One True God.
We don't have a physical description of this man, nor do we have any idea of his whereabouts. For now, he's just a name, and one to be reckoned with: Barnabas. Stay tuned.