Oskar patiently waits for you to figure out a way to enter into the ship's cargo hold and engine section.Ellen Amundsen, the ship's engineer, might be trapped there. The ship's life support has gone wrong somehow, and she might be dying. Or dead already.You and Oskar are fortunately both wearing Vacc suits taken from the ship's airlock.You have about five hours of air remaining. He's waiting for you, as he doesn't know this ship as well as you do.As for yourself, you have to consider how much you trust him. Your ship was sabotaged and most of its crew killed, and even you left for dead, and that was evidently done by someone with psychic powers of some sort. Hos story doesn't add up perfectly, and he did hold you at gunpoint and force you to help him. Even now, he keeps the gun in one of the suit's utility pockets, stored away but ready to draw at any time.He's not showing you his back or dropping his guard.The papers you found in the captain's safe point to a mysterious, and extremely important, cargo the ship is carrying for the IISS, the Imperial Interstellar Scout Service. Whatever it is, someone doesn't want that cargo to reach its destination.Which should happen any time now: the ship has nearly completed its Jump, and could reappear in realspace at any time. And, once that happen, someone will have to steer it and put it in a stable orbit, or it will slowly but inevitably fall into the nearest gravity well and crash.You weight your options.>Cut power to the door to the cargo hold and engineering from the small maintenance panel next to the door. (rolled action, failure might cause unforeseen consequences).>Cut power to the door to the cargo hold and engineering from the main maintenance panel in the ship's locker. This will cause multiple ship systems to lose power, but it's safer to connect and disconnect.>Attempt to hack the door open from the ship's computer. (rolled action, will take 10-60 minutes)>Use the ship's computer. (to do what?)>Try to distract Oskar and steal the gun from him. (rolled action)>Ask Oskar to figure out a way to open the door instead.>Search Oskar's room.>Search your own and helmsman Rrarlk's room.>Ask something to Oskar (what?)>(Other?)
First thread: http://suptg.thisisnotatrueending.com/qstarchive/11026/The story up to now: You are Scruffy Scruffington Jr, janitor and maintenance technician on the Free Trader Ship Eutropia. You woke up with a terrible headache in the ship's locker about a hour ago. The captain and the first officer were dead next to you. The ship is under total lockdown, but you can manipulate power wires to (hopefully) cut power to the magnetic locks on the doors.Suffering from partial amnesia, you're still putting together what happened. The things you know:Ship's crew:Captain: Rodger Ecarias (dead)First Officer: Akyriaklyafy (dead)Engineer: Ellen Amundsen (unknown)Helmsman: Rrarlk (KO from hypoxia, you managed to get him in a spacesuit just in time. Might have suffered permanent damage)Technician: Scruffy Scruffington (you)Passenger: Oskar Kristes (with you)Passenger: Hermann Elmore (unknown)The captain was transporting a "secret cargo" for the IISS. Your ship should arrive to its intended destination, the Luushakaan system, any moment now.The life support is damaged. You don't know exactly what is wrong, but suspect the air to be carrying carbon monoxide.Oskar Kristes claims to be an IISS agent on the ship, and that Hermann Elmore is a saboteur for a foreign nation in possession of psychic powers. He also claims that he managed to resist his psychic powers thanks to special training. He is armed and proficient in hand-to-hand combat.Picture is the map of the ship.Rooms accessible: Ship's LockerCaptain's RoomCrew Room 2 (your and Rrarlk's room: Rrarlk is here, passed out)Passenger Room 1 (Oskar Kristes' room)Airlock 1Airlock 2Inventory:Your keycard22 CreditsCrumpled-up post-it note: "Please come see me in the mess hall at 9. There is something you must know."EarbudAkyriaklyafy's keycard and password.Akyriaklyafy's datachip (contains personal data)Captain's password.Post-it note found in the captain's cabin: "Please come see me in the mess hall at half past eight. We need to talk. The other passenger you have embarked at our last stop is not who he claims to be. H. E."Wooden brushTool belt (contains various tools)Flashlight (in use)Feel free to ask any questions.If you decide to do a rolled action, I will roll it before posting the result. Rolls are 2d6. An 8 or above is required for most actions, but easier actions might be more forgiving, and harder actions less so.Incidentally your actions during this first few threads will be used as a basis for your character sheet's scores later.
>Attempt to hack the door open from the ship's computer.>Ask Oskar what makes the cargo so important that an unknown party would sabotage the ship, but not important enough to warrant proper support. You deserve that much with your friends all dead or worse.
>>101374>Attempt to hack the door open from the ship's computer. (rolled action, will take 10-60 minutes)It can't go worse than the last few attempts
Rolled 1, 2 = 3 (2d6)You head over to the computer screen in the corridor.You HOPE you remember enough about programming to manage to hack together a solution for the lockdown. Or a workaround at least.Were you good with computers? There's probably only one way to find out."...Say, Oskar?" You ask the passenger over the comms, while he looks around the corridor, maybe searching for something, or just making sure he's not missing anything."Yes?""What's in that ton of cargo, anyway? I deserve to know that much.""I don't know." He replies. "I just know it's very important that it reaches Luushakaan intact. Besides, even if I knew what it was, I wouldn't be authorized to tell you.""Really? They don't tell you?" You wonder."Need-to-know basis. It's a locked container that must reach destination. What's inside it doesn't make a difference, does it?" He replies.Meanwhile, on the computer, you find someone else using the ship's messaging system.You read his messages while trying to hack the door.(rolling...)
You struggle with the ship's computer for nearly 20 minutes before finally concluding that you have no idea how to hack the doors open, or maybe there is no way to do that from the computer without the captain's keycard.Oskar is getting restless.>Cut power to the door to the cargo hold and engineering from the small maintenance panel next to the door. (rolled action, failure might cause unforeseen consequences).>Cut power to the door to the cargo hold and engineering from the main maintenance panel in the ship's locker. This will cause multiple ship systems to lose power, but it's safer to connect and disconnect.>Use the ship's computer. (to do what?)>Try to distract Oskar and steal the gun from him. (rolled action)>Ask Oskar to figure out a way to open the door instead.>Search Oskar's room.>Search your own and helmsman Rrarlk's room.>Ask something to Oskar (what?)>(Other?)Actions on computer messages:>Did you shoot Oskar? How do you have a gun?>Do you know what happened to the crew?>Who do you work for?>How can I take out Oskar?>What happened in the mess hall?>Why should I trust you?>(other questions?)
>>101505>Cut power to the door to the cargo hold and engineering from the main maintenance panel in the ship's locker. This will cause multiple ship systems to lose power, but it's safer to connect and disconnect.Well shit.What was the time line on how Hermann called everyone to the mess?Did Oskar go before or after everyone else?
>>101505>What happened in the mess hall?>Do you know what happened to the crew?>Why should I trust you?>Who do you work for?>Cut power to the door to the cargo hold and engineering from the main maintenance panel in the ship's locker. This will cause multiple ship systems to lose power, but it's safer to connect and disconnect.
>>101519>What was the time line on how Hermann called everyone to the mess?You were called there at 0900.The captain was called there at 0830.Oskar claims he was called there at 0915.You hide the conversation on the computer screen, so that Oskar will not accidentally read it. You then return to the maintenance panel and cut power to the cargo bay.The emergency lights go out. You feel the background hum of the ship's systems drop in pitch.Oskar helps you open the door to the cargo bay.The bay is dark, cold, and gravity is at half power. The air vents here have stopped. About three-fourths of the available space is taken up by rectangular metal containers.You remember she ship's bill of lading: the Eutropia is carrying 12 dtons of spare precision-made machine parts, 40 dtons of various electronic components (mainboards, memory storage units, etc), and 80 tons of bertrandite, a beryllium ore. Plus one ton of "special cargo".The "special cargo"'s container has no particular distinguishing features.Any container can be opened, breaking the seal on it.On the other side of the cargo bay are the doors to engineering. You test them to see if the maglock is engaged or if it's been deactivated by the wire you cut.It's deactivated. You can open them.You notice that Oskar makes sure that the special cargo's container is still intact and with an unbroken seal.You notice two drops of blood on the floor, one near the door to the corridor, one near the door to engineering.>Enter engineering>Open a container (which one?)>Try to distract Oskar and steal the gun from him. (rolled action)>Try to take down Oskar. (rolled action)>Tell Oskar about the messages that Hermann has been writing you.>Ask something to Oskar (what?)>Type something to Hermann over the computer (what?)>(Other?)From this point on there are a lot of different things you might want to do, depending on who you trust or not trust. Don't feel yourselves limited by these options, and feel free to write in new ones.
>>101576>Enter engineeringWe gotta find Ellen before she dies if she isn't already, see if we can't go in quietly while Oskar is busy with the box..Does it look like the blood was going in any particular direction?If whoever was bleeding was moving then the blood drips should point in the direction they were heading, assuming they're from the same person.
>>101598>Does it look like the blood was going in any particular direction?>If whoever was bleeding was moving then the blood drips should point in the direction they were heading, assuming they're from the same person.It's just two single drops. They're not pointing in any direction.Evidently whoever was bleeding had relatively minor blood loss.You open the door. Engineering is lit and functioning, with screens and monitors on. It has, however, no gravity, and a number of tools and spare machine parts are floating around.Amidst them you see the lifeless body of Ellen Amundsen, the Eutropia's engineer. She seems to have lost a great deal of blood from her nose, but her overalls are ruined and ripped, as if she has been in a hand-to-hand fight. She has a few bruises. A lot of the blood is floating around her in a cloud of spherical droplets. Quite a bit of blood has splattered itself on panels, monitors and assorted machinery.Upon closer inspection, you notice a more obvious cause of death: a bullet hole in her chest."Well." Oskar breaks the silence, catching up with you. "We seem to be late.">Fix the life support. (rolled action)>Run a shipwide diagnostic.>Inspect the body.>Use the ship's computer. (to do what?)>Try to distract Oskar and steal the gun from him. (rolled action)>Try to take down Oskar. (rolled action)>Tell Oskar about the messages that Hermann has been writing you.>Ask something to Oskar. (what?)>Send a message to Hermann. (what?)>(Other?)
>>101644>Inspect the body.So the blood leading away must be the attacker, she got a hit in at least.Search her body for anything we can use, did she get a note from Hermann too?
>>101644>>101697Also did we see any blood in the corridor?
>>101644>Inspect the body.Try to determine what kind gun might have been used.Check her pockets for anything that might be useful in restoring the ECLSS.Can we pretend to have had a close relationship with Ellen to make Oskar uncomfortable and/or feel guilty? Because then caress her cheek and tell her we're sorry.
>>101748I don't mind trying it, but I'm kinda worried that Oskar is the psionic and he was lying about it being Hermann. Can psionics read minds in Traveller?
>>101794I've the same concern, though that could reveal him.And they can, yes. Or at least surface thoughts, so to speak. Been a while since I played Traveller.
Rolled 5, 5 = 10 (2d6)>>101697>Search her body for anything we can use, did she get a note from Hermann too?You briefly search the body. She has various tools and notes related to her work in engineering. You add some of her tools to your own utility belt, filling any gaps you had in functionality.She does not have a post-it note or other note like the ones you and the captain had.>>101713>Also did we see any blood in the corridor?There was a single drop of blood, at the end of the corridor, near the entrance to the airlocks and/or the cargo bay.>>101748>Try to determine what kind gun might have been used.Rolling for your attempt to identify the wound.>>101748>Check her pockets for anything that might be useful in restoring the ECLSS.You still don't know what is wrong with life support, but her tools and notes might be of use when you tackle that problem.>>101748>Can we pretend to have had a close relationship with Ellen to make Oskar uncomfortable and/or feel guilty? Because then caress her cheek and tell her we're sorry.Heck, it might even be true. Do you want to do this?>>101794>Can psionics read minds in Traveller?You don't know the details. Psionic science and research into psionic subjects are strictly banned in the Third Imperium. There is a lot of hearsay, rumors, myths, propaganda and fear-mongering on the subject.It's very likely that they do, however.(rolling...)
>>101828>Do you want to do this?Absolutely.Tragic backstory is go!
>>101828I don't mind if we had a relationship with Ellen.>>101834Guess it's a go.
Memories return to you.Ellen Amundsen. She was one of those people.The bright and brilliant yet awkward ones. She could not make small talk with other, normal human beings if her life depended on it. (Or with most other races for that matter.)When talking about starship engines and systems, she was at her happiest.Long phrases filled with technobabble words that sounded made up on the spot. Spending time, even her free spare time, trying to figure out ways to improve power routing through the Eutropia's fucked up, ancient wiring, or getting rid of that stupid ghosting effect that covered up one fourth of the radar display in gibberish whenever the ship accelerated at 80% throttle.She would talk about that stuff so often even now you still remember it. Even just being the engineer on a small, stupid hauler like the Eutropia, with no real prospects of career or recognition, she was happy.You hoped that, one day, you would be able to make as happy as that engine made her.Seeing your distress, Oskar inches closer. He's keeping his hand on the gun, constantly looking at his back."...You two were close?"You don't feel like answering.Trying to focus on the here and now, realizing that your own life is also at stake here, you inspect the entry wound. The bullet left a large, messy, ragged wound. There is no exit wound: the bullet is lodged inside somewhere.This wound was definitely not done by a gauss pistol.Gauss weapons fire narrow, high-velocity piercing slugs, generally made from tungsten. They would leave a smaller entry hole, and it's very rare that a gauss shot would not go all the way through an unarmored human body.Therefore, you conclude that the bullet must come from a conventional gun, where the projectile is propelled by a small explosive charge.Searching a bit around, you also retrieve the brass casing, floating in mid-air in the zero-g environment of the room.>Fix the life support. (rolled action)>Run a shipwide diagnostic.>Use the ship's computer. (to do what?)>Try to distract Oskar and steal the gun from him. (rolled action)>Try to take down Oskar. (rolled action)>Tell Oskar about the messages that Hermann has been writing you.>Ask something to Oskar. (what?)>Send a message to Hermann. (what?)>(Other?)
>>101911>Run a shipwide diagnosticThe casing wouldn't happen to match the bullets that the captain had in his room would it?Should we try to message Hermann?See if he still has a the gun he used to shoot Oskar with, find out what kind and where he got it from.
>>101911Interesting. So unless Oskar is hiding another gun, he couldn't have shot Ellen.>Check the rim of the casing for the caliber.>Run a shipwide diagnostic.Our captain had a box of 9x19mm if I recall, suggesting he had the weapon for it as well. If Hermann's the culprit, he could've gotten it off of him.Also, fighting urge to ask Hermann if he shot Ellen.
>>101911>Fix the life support. (rolled action)>Run a shipwide diagnostic.We probably don't need to worry about disarming Oskar for now, but I still don't really trust him. Let's just get the important things out of the way
>>101994She was bleeding from the nose too though, why shoot her if she was being attacked psionically, can that not kill people or something?I'm assuming nosebleeds mean psion attacks at least.
>>101992>The casing wouldn't happen to match the bullets that the captain had in his room would it?They do. 9x19mm.You sit at the main engineering computer. Ellen's credentials are still logged in. She was doing some routine checks.You run a general diagnostic for all of the ship's systems. It seems that most of the damage comes from simple power loss, likely caused by your interference with the ship's wiring in the attempt to open the maglocks on the doors.The only exceptions are the life support system, which has "incorrect parameters", and navigation (that is, the system that connects the ship's engines to the cockpit's controls), which is reported as "serious damage".Checking Ellen's notes, you learn that "incorrect parameters" means that a system is working perfectly well, but not in the way it's supposed to, whereas "serious damage" means an actual physical damage to the system."...So, we're alone on the ship?" Oskar asks, somewhat ominously."Why?" You wonder."We're in vacc suits, Hermann probably isn't. At this point, no reason to reconnect life support. I don't know how it's gone wrong, but if he doesn't have a suit, it's an easy way to take him out without facing him directly." He reasons.>Restore life support system (rolled action)>Perform an in-depth analysis of one of these problems. (which one?)>Use the ship's computer. (to do what?)>Try to distract Oskar and steal the gun from him. (rolled action)>Try to take down Oskar. (rolled action)>Tell Oskar about the messages that Hermann has been writing you.>Ask something to Oskar. (what?)>Send a message to Hermann. (what?)>(Other?)
>>102124>>Perform an in-depth analysis of one of these problems. (which one?)Well he's not wrong about that, but find out more about what kind of damage navigation took
>>102124>Perform an in-depth analysis of one of these problems. (which one?)I guess nav.
>>102124>"I still have one crewmate depending on me, and he's likely sustained permanent brain damage thanks to your bullshit cargo, friend.">Perform an in-depth analysis of navigation
>>102124Could we program the computer to send out a distress signal as soon as we drop out of jumpspace?
>>102260>Could we program the computer to send out a distress signal as soon as we drop out of jumpspace?Yes. It could be a standard distress (which would be easy to do), or a custom message you'd write down yourself (which would be harder and require a roll).You glower at Oskar. "I still have one crewmate depending on me, and he's likely sustained permanent brain damage thanks to your bullshit cargo, friend."He takes one step back. "Hey. Hey. I'm not the one who cut life support. Don't get mad at me."You turn back at the computer screen. "...Is it worth it?" You ask him."What?""The cargo." You reply, slowly and deliberately. "Is it worth people dying for it?"He shrugs. "I don't know. Evidently, someone thinks it's worth killing over it.""Yourself included." You note, bitterly."I didn't join the Scouts because I knew it was going to be easy."You have the feeling you've heard that phrase before.You interrogate the computer on the damage navigation has sustained. It seems that you will need access to the cockpit to even attempt to repair it.You feel a vibration going through the ship. You'll drop out of Jumpspace very soon.(cont.)
Meanwhile, Hermann (or whoever this is) sends you another series of messages. What do you intend to do now?>Restore life support system (rolled action)>Perform an in-depth analysis of one of these problems. (which one?)>Use the ship's computer. (to do what?)>Try to distract Oskar and steal the gun from him. (rolled action)>Try to take down Oskar. (rolled action)>Tell Oskar about the messages that Hermann has been writing you.>Ask something to Oskar. (what?)>Send a message to Hermann. (what?)>Try to unlock a door from the engineering console (which one?)>Send out a standard distress signal.>Send out a custom distress signal. (which one?) (rolled action)>(Other?)
>>102321I'm kind of tempted to just leave Oskar and Hermann to each other, to unlock both his room and the Bridge door and then when Hermann comes out to fight we make a break for the bridge and lock the door behind us.
>>102321>Perform an in-depth analysis of one of these problems. (which one?)Life support.>Send out a standard distress signal.
>>102321>>102333Still kinda on the fence, but for now let's at least unlock the door to the bridge so we can get to fixing navigation in there.Also I just noticed that Hermann asked if we're in Engineering, but either is pretending not to know about Ellen or just really didn't know.
>>102321>Point out to Hermann that you're not an engineer.>Mention that only one person could reliably reestablish the LSS.>Ask him where he got a gun.
>>102321We should definitely fix life support so we won't need these suits. I also like the plan of leaving Oskar and Hermann to fight each other.
>>102441>leaving spies to kill each otherDangerous. One of them is psychic and furthermore we don't know what the cargo is. For all we know, we're interrupting a planned terrorist strike - rescue teams haul us into the orbital dockyard or where ever and then the ship explodes.
You interrogate the computer on what is going wrong with life support.You just finished typing out that command,that you feel the sudden yet oddly familiar sensation of an invisible force pulling you "down" through a non-existing direction, as if an invisible boot kicked you along the fourth dimension.The ship has returned to normal space."...We need to get the ship on a stable orbit soon." Oskar mumbles. "There's no way to know where we popped up. We could be heading straight for a sun.""I'm not an engineer, okay?" You grumble, turning away from the computer. "I'm doing what I can. There's only one person here who could properly reestablish the LSS.""I don't care about life support." He repeats. "If it kills Hermann, we're better off. I'd say maneuvering the ship has the priority.""Where did you get a gun, anyway?" You ask, glaring at the piece peeking out of his pocket."Standard issue of the IISS." He replies. "It bothers you?""You shot me." You point out."Because you attacked me." He counter-points out."Because you were pointing your gun at me." You counter-counter point out."Because there's a psychic assassin on board and I wasn't sure you weren't being used by him to kill me? I'm still not one hundred percent sure about that, by the way."You roll your eyes, and type out a line on the computer. It chirps a loud siren of acknowledgement. "Distress Signal Activated." A computerized voice says."Wait, distress signal?" He's clearly surprised, and steps forward towards you, but then stops himself. "...I- uh. Is it a good idea?""You said it yourself." You point out. "We might be falling into a sun or planet right now. You're worried about the cargo?""I'm worried about a lot of things." He mumbles. "Mostly Hermann. He might still be alive, hiding somewhere on the ship.">Restore life support system (rolled action)>Perform an in-depth analysis of one of these problems. (which one?)>Use the ship's computer. (to do what?)>Try to distract Oskar and steal the gun from him. (rolled action)>Try to take down Oskar. (rolled action)>Tell Oskar about the messages that Hermann has been writing you.>Ask something to Oskar. (what?)>Send a message to Hermann. (what?)>Try to unlock a door from the engineering console (which one?)>Send out a standard distress signal.>Send out a custom distress signal. (which one?) (rolled action)>(Other?)
>>102551>"I don't care about life support."I think those comments were supposed to be targeted at hermann.
>>102551>Try to unlock a door from the engineering console (which one?)Hermann's and the Bridge too .Not much time left anymore.Oskar or Hermann, it's time to decide what to do. My worst idea is to definitely let the two of them go at it, but then see who turns out to be the psionic and take them out in middle of the fight.
>>102581Oh, sorry. I got confused. I'll fix that in the next update.
>>102551>Try to unlock a door from the engineering console (which one?)Bridge.I don't think letting Hermann out is a good idea. It might get rid of one of our problems, but whoever wins will probably become hostile towards us right after.
>>102551When we first met Oskar, before he got into the spacesuit we saw his back right? Was there an exit wound from when he was shot?Could we examine the jacket he was wearing and presumably took off and left in the airlock when he put on his spacesuit?Examining the entry hole and determining if the jacket is armored will help us determine what weapon he was shot with. If the bullet didn't go through him and he was unarmored we can be reasonable certain that he is the IISS agent and not Zhodani given that the Zhodani agent probably stole the captains gun its unlikely they've switched weapons.
>>102551Also lets unlock the bridge
>>102627>When we first met Oskar, before he got into the spacesuit we saw his back right? Was there an exit wound from when he was shot?There wasn't.You couldn't check his jacket now without looking very suspicious (but you still can do that if you want, for example to determine if his jacket is armored or not), but you're fairly sure he was shot by a conventional firearm. The entry wound is similar to the one you saw on Ellen. You saw it from very close when you were struggling with him.
>>102648Could we access recorded security camera footage, if any through the computer? Did we try that already?
Rolled 2, 6 = 8 (2d6)>>102666You didn't, but you can try. Rolling for this.
>>102673Oh boy, did we actually succeed at a thing?
You exchange a few words with Hermann.Just to stay sure, you try to access the camera logs.You find out that everything before 10:00 has been deleted by the captain's user account.After that time, all you see are your own movements.You hammer at the keyboard for a bit and succeed in unlocking the cockpit's door without causing damage. Fortunately, from this console and with Ellen's account, you have access to a lot of systems on the ship.You make your way to the cockpit, with Oskar following you.(cont.)
The ship's command cockpit is as narrow and cramped and clumsy as you remember. You could refer to it interchangeably as a "cockpit" or "command bridge". Truthfully, you feel it's too large to be the former and too small to be the latter.Lights are on. Gravity is normal. All of the screens, sensor feeds and radar displays are offline, either blinking with [NO SIGNAL] warnings or other error messages, or downright unpowered. You have no way to see what's going on outside the spaceship.One of the maintenance panels under the helmsman's console is open. Ripped wires and smashed datacards are spilling out of it. The Eutropa has definitely seen better days. Too bad you weren't around to witness them, you guess.Oskar groans. "He got here before us."A brief inspection of the systems confirms your fears: with the helm sabotaged, you can't properly control the ship's maneuver drive as a pilot. And, with sensors unpowered, you're blind.All other systems are active, at least. Including comms, which means your distress signal went out, and that you might receive an answer if someone replies to it. At least some good news.>Attempt to repair navigation. (rolled action)>Look of a workaround to the loss of navigation. (rolled action)>Reattach the wires you disconnected earlier, try to bring at least sensors back online.>Send a message from comms. (what message?)>(what else? nearly all options from previous posts are still valid, obviously)
>>102752>Attempt to repair navigation. (rolled action)
>>102752>Send a message from comms. (what message?)Let's try and get a proper SOS out there, tell whoever is listening that Nav and sensors are down and we're going to crash, mention we have injured and dead on board. Oskar was a little jumpy at the first distress signal we sent out, let's see if he let's us do this one.
>>102796"Flying blind out of jumpspace" might be more appropriate, but yeah.Maybe specifically calling on Scout assistance and see if Oskar breaks character.
>>102796Let's do this, more to test Oskar than to provide more information.
You pop comms open on all frequencies and send a custom distress signal.You clear your throat, grab the mic, and say:"Mayday, Mayday, SOS, SOS, Signal GK, Signal GK. Here is free trader Eutropia, repeat, free trader Eutropia. We suffered damage in Jumpspace, navigation down, sensors down, flying blindly, multiple dead and injured on board. We require immediate assistance. Signal loops."Putting down the mic, you put the signal on repeat."We're in the Luushakaan system." Oskar considers, nervously. "It's barely inhabited, just a refueling station. And it's an extraterritorial corp holding.""Meaning?" You ask, turning to face him."Meaning that, well... If they just wanted to make us disappear and take the cargo, there wouldn't be any sort of legal oversight. They could just do that."In that moment, as you're half-turned to face him, he's facing you in turn, back turned to the door. You can see the door opening, and another man whose face you can't clearly see, in a light vacc suit of unknown make, standing on the doorway, with a gun pointed at his back.Your vacc suits have a visor plate only in front of you: Oskar can't see behind himself.>Do nothing.>Shove Oskar out of the way. (rolled action)>(Other?)
>>102894>>Shove Oskar out of the way. (rolled action)Alright then, I'm pretty convinced Hermann is the bad guy then.
>>102894Shove oskarOskar is like 60% chance the IISS agent
>>102902Seconding. We have to trust Oskar at this point, if nothing else, we know that he's not immediately hostile.We can't say the same for this new guy.
>>102894>Shove Oskar out of the way. (rolled action)
Rolled 1, 6 = 7 (2d6)Acting on pure instinct, you leap at Oskar and try to knock him out of Hermann's line of fire. (rolling...)
>>102920I was just about to call this exact roll.
>>102920We really need to git gud.
>>102920Low and high kills the Oskar
>>102926We've been a pretty realistic janitor so far, I have to say. Mostly fucking up left and right while highly trained operatives are sneaking around and assassinating crewmates
You body-slam Oskar and you both fall to the ground just as you feel two gunshots echo in the control room.One bullet hits you in the right arm, just below the shoulder. You feel a sudden, sharp, penetrating pain and your whole arm goes numb.You roll in pain on the ground for a moment. Other two gunshots are exploded right afterwards, you you're not following exactly what's going on.When you lift your head from the ship's metal pavement, you have a split-second to take stock of the situation.The intruder is Hermann. Now you recognize him. He's wearing a light, custom vacc suit, probably one he packed himself. The gun in his hands is the captain's, tracking Oskar, who is desperately trying to roll into him and grapple him before he can get a proper shot off. His gauss pistol has fallen out of his pocket in the process, and now lies on the floor about two meters from you, in the middle of the room.>Dive for the gun.>Dive for the gun and immediately shoot Hermann. (rolled action)>Dive for the gun and immediately shoot Oskar. (rolled action)>Dive for cover.>Help Hermann tackle Oskar. (rolled action)>Help Oskar tackle Hermann. (rolled action)>(other?)Because of the wound, you are at -1 on all actions.
>>102954>Dive for the gun and immediately shoot Hermann. (rolled action)You shot Ellen you mother fucker. Probably.
>>102954>Help Oskar tackle Hermann. (rolled action)He killed our sweet Ellen. Time to take a power drill to his knees until he talks.
>>102954Dive for the gun and then immediately for cover.
>>102977Tackle and subdue! That fucker shot Ellen and we need information.
>>102977>>102984Don't forget, he's a psionic, maybe. Leaving him alive might not be the best idea
>>102996Good point, but maybe he's out of brain power right now? Can't see why he'd go for a standard pistol ambush otherwise.
>>102996That's why we have Oskar to wang him over the head if he tries shit.
>>103006>brain powerIs that how that works?
>>103016I have literally no idea. I haven't read the traveller rule books and I'm not familiar with the setting.This seems to be a rare case where the players and the player character are equally uninformed about something.
Rolled 4, 1 = 5 (2d6)Just as Oskar collides with Hermann, you leap back to your feet and run at the two of them as fast as you can.You dimly see Oskar grabbing Hermann's gun's barrel and jerking it out of the way to deflect a fifth shot. The two fumble for the gun for a split-second, before it slips their grasp and bounces on the floor, finally stopping right under the captain's chair.(rolling...)
>>103016In Traveller, you have a number of points that are used up as you use your psionic powers. The points regenerate over time with rest.Considering the LSS hasn't been functioning, however, it'd seem unlikely that Hermann has been able to regenerate his "pool."Should be said that QM may have it work a little differently.
With what feels like a practiced move, Hermann, whose helmet and suit leaves him better vision and mobility than Oskar's or your own, twists Oskar's body in the struggle, so that your rushed attack collides with him instead.In the chaotic tangle of bodies and limbs of this clumsy close-quarters grapple, Hermann kicks the two of you to one side as he dives to grab the dropped gun again. You hear Oskar cursing over the radio something incomprehensible, but clearly directed at you personally (and possibly your parentage).As the two of you quickly stand back up, Hermann grabs the gun and fires two more shots as he rolls behind the partial cover of the captain's seat, though those two rushed snap-shots fail to hit anyone. You are dimly aware of the fact that this gunfight is tearing the cockpit's avionics and controls apart, however.>Dive for cover >Dash out of the cockpit (rolled action)>Dive for the gauss gun (rolled action)>Charge Hermann (rolled action)>Put your hands up>(other?)
>>103068>Dash out of the cockpit (rolled action)Let them fight while we go look for some wires to cut to fuck up the room they're in. It's about all we're good for.
>>103068>>(other?)Punch him in the dick.
>>103068Fuck it.Leap over the captain's chair and try to wrestle the gun away.No idea what the standard magazine is like for his pistol, but he's fired at least 6 rounds between this little clusterfuck, and killing Ellen. Probably more.
>>103068>Blind Hermann with the flashlight>Charge Hermann>>103114More like nine. Seven in the current SNAFU, one in Oskar, and one in Ellen.
>>103068>Charge Hermann (rolled action)Give Oskar the chance to get the gun and finish him off I guess.
Rolled 1, 3 = 4 (2d6)In the confusion of the moment, you somehow decide that charging the gun-toting maniac firing shots in your direction is the sensible course of action.Screaming a war-cry that he probably can't even hear past your thick vacc suit plus his own, you attempt to leap over the captain's chair and wrestle Hermann to the ground.(rolling...)
>>103156We're gonna need some medical assistance after this.
>>103156Shit, man. We're a janitor with no combat training and this guy killed our gf.We're definitely getting killed though.
You get shot in the chest.The impact, even though it's partially absorbed by your heavy vacc suit, is terrifying, and you're thrown back from where you came, slamming, hard, against the pavement. You feel like your chest is on fire, and the blood trickling down on your body beneath your protective suit.Still dazed, you confusedly try to at least sit back up, and that's when a second shot hits you, straight in the brain.This, however, isn't a physical 9mm parabellum bullet, but like someone taking a sledgehammer directly to your mind.Pain fills your head, and, for a few seconds, you lose your ability to think. All you can do is curl up on the ground, your thoughts completely blank save for the overwhelming feeling of your skull being slowly split open by a chainsaw.Time passes. You're not sure how much.Bit by bit, you regain consciousness. You feel someone rolling you over, until you're face-up.When your thoughts reconnect to your brain, you're lying on a stretcher laid down in the corridor. Unfamiliar people in unfamiliar spacesuits are all around you, most of them wearing uniformly silver-grey suits with yellow highlights. One of them is cutting you open with a circular saw....Oh. No, he's just cutting your vacc suit open.You hear them talking, but you can't quite make out what they're saying. One of them kneels next to you and puts an oxygen mask to your face.>Struggle, grab that man in a headlock.>Try and stand up and escape.>Wait patiently.>Ask them who they are and what they're doing.>Pass out from blood loss.
>>103220>>Pass out from blood loss.'eyWe aren't dead!
>>103220Wait patiently.We're tired man. Fuck all this shit. We were supposed to wash the damn floors, not tangle with spies.
>>103220>Wait patiently.We had him right where we wanted him.
>>103243Now we're Captain fothe ship by default I think.
>>103220>Ask them who they are and what they're doing.But be completely bláse about it.We have a mission.Kill Hermann.He's probably already dead and we're going to be so disappointed.
You pass out.When you come back to, an indeterminate amount of time later, you find yourself in what looks like a small but very well-equipped hospital.Two individuals are in the same room as you. One is clearly a nurse, in a white coat. She shines a small but very bright light into your right eye, and you suddenly jolt, fully awake."...Alright, I guess that settles it." She mumbles to herself, turning the light off. You notice she's wearing a name tag in the same silver grey and yellow colors you saw on those spacesuits. You can't read her name: your eyes are having trouble focusing.The other occupant of the room is a suave-looking man in a business suit. "Well awoken, mister Scruffington. If that's really your name. Should I call you that anyway?""Bwuh?" You manage to ask, as feeling returns to the rest of your body.Every part of it hurts.You realize your upper right arm is encased in a cast, and your chest, exposed, is covered in a thick layer of some greyish substance. It hurts and itches, both at the same time, and you have to fight the instinct to scratch or peel it off. You have a light, transparent oxygen mask over your mouth, but you can talk fairly freely through it.>Who are you?>Where am I?>What happened?>Where is Oskar?>Where is Hermann?>Where is Rrarlk?>What do you mean, real name?>(other?)
>>103374>What happened?Super not dead!
>>103374Start with who are you and where am i?Then lead into what happened to the other guys
>>103374>What happened?>Where is Hermann?
>>103374>Where am I?>What happened?>Where is everyone?
"Wh...wh... what happened?" You manage to weakly ask.The man patiently smiles while the nurse leaves the room. "Thanks to your assistance, agent Oskar was able to neutralize the enemy agent and prevent our cargo from being destroyed.""Neutr- that means-""Quite." He smiles, taking a badge out of his breast pocket and showing it to you. It bears the symbol of a deep red sun, with a flaming corona. The text under it reads "I.I.S.S.", but you can't make out the smaller words underneath. "You can call me Canan. I work for the Scout Service, under chief Moore. Oskar was one of my men.""...Was?" You reply, suddenly realizing the tone in his voice. "Is he... dead?"The man lets out a long sigh and shakes his head. "No. Probably not, at least. The doctors say he has about a seventy percent chance of surviving the operation.""So... Hermann...?""Hermann, or rather Tatstezzhi Jelsiaanj, was a Zhodani Consulate spy. We found enough incriminating evidence on his person and in his baggage." He shrugs lightly. "Not that it changes much, anyway. He was dead on arrival."You glance around, trying to get an idea of your location. "...Am I on Luushakaan?""You're on Garrison." He replies. A full week of travel away! "Luushakaan didn't have the facilities to treat you, so we struck a deal with Sternmetal Horizons, Inc, to have you transported here in cold sleep.""...What about Rrarlk?" You ask."He's alive, though he suffered serious brain damage. Still, most of it might be repaired. Fortunately, your captain was a careful man. His corporate insurance will cover at least part of the expenses. As will yours cover your own, of course." He smiles. "The aftermath of this incident is not over yet, and it will involve a lot of paperwork, of course."He pulls out of his pocket your own keycard."In the process of compiling this paperwork, we noticed a most intriguing fact, mister Scruffington. Namely, that all your credentials are falsified.""I'm sorry?" You nearly jump up."No official records of citizenship, conflicting data from all of your personal documents... Frankly, this would be enough to make your insurance null and void."He stands up, and walks up to your bed."...You might have saved the life of my subordinate, mister Scruffington or whatever you name is. That means something to me, so I won't divulge this information. But I need to know the truth from you, or I will get you discharged from this hospital immediately."(cont...)
[character creation]>I... I honestly don't remember.>My criminal record isn't exactly immaculate. I needed an ID to get a job, so... I had one made.>I never really had any ID, to be honest. I've always been a drifter.>I used to work for a very important corporation. When I left them, my personal ID was revoked. I had to make do.>I've been in the Scouts too, you know. But, after a certain... incident, I had to lay low. So I've been issued fake ID.>(Other?)(This is going to be a chance to "redo" character creation, in a more formalized way, as your character regaining some of his memories after the ordeal he faced.You can change any detail that has been previously established about the main character if you wish, or, you can keep them the same.I've decided I'll keep running Traveller Quest. I don't particularly dislike the idea of the main character being a Futurama joke, but if the quest is to become a more consistent long-runner, I'd probably prefer something less derivative. Still, I'll go with the vote's results.)
>>103624>My criminal record isn't exactly immaculate. I needed an ID to get a job, so... I had one made.Cool. Criminal background always comes with neat perksI wasn't here for the first thread, so I'm not that big of a fan of just a janitor.
>>103624>I... I honestly don't remember.I kind of like the idea of keeping our amnesia. I also like the idea of trying to figure out why we chose the name of an old tv show character while falsifying documents.Also glad you're keeping this. I've been enjoying it.
>>103624>>My criminal record isn't exactly immaculate. I needed an ID to get a job, so... I had one made.Whoo, space shadowrunner!
>>103624>I... I honestly don't remember.I kinda want us to have been in the Imperial Marines. Secured some sensitive material and got whisked away, suddenly finding ourselves stranded without money, home, job, or any recollection of having been in the Marines.So we picked up the easiest job we could find, which happened to be as the janitor on Eutropia.
(going to leave this vote up for a bit longer than I would normally because it's fairly important and I'd like everyone following to have a chance to weigh in.)(also: this leaves open the possibility of being of a different race or gender than previously established. On high-tech planets that sort of cosmetic surgery would be possible. Of course, that would be limited to purely humanoid races, like Aslan and Vargr.)
>>103757Who are the Imperial Marines?>>103780I'd rather stick with human for now
>>103624I honestly don't remember!We really did think we were a lowly janitor
>>103792Imagine the US Marines, but with orbital drops and the ability to declare martial law. They supplement the personnel on Imperial starships and in starports, combating piracy and insurgency, and are deployed to ruin the day of anyone threatening the peace of the Imperium.
>>103780I'd prefer something that involves some sort of combat capability. If you got anything that seems space pirate-y I'd go for that, although I'd also approve of Imperial Marine or Smuggler.
>>103840That sounds pretty cool and it would be absolutely shameful if we were one considering how badly we fought.
>>103874We had the instinct, though. Strike fast. Strike hard.We just can't remember our training.
You roll your eyes. "...Alright. I'll admit that... well, Scruffy Scruffington might not be my REAL name." "It's the name of a minor character appearing on an ancient Solomani entertainment show from twenty-five centuries ago." He replies.You whistle. "I'm impressed. How long did it take you to find that out?""The Scouts are more well-versed in ancient pop culture than you imagine." He replies, obliquely. You bite your lower lip.Your memories are MOSTLY back to you. Some parts are still missing, and the worst thing is that you have no idea if it's anything you just have sincerely forgotten, or if it's part of the damage your brain has suffered from the psychic assault."I served in the navy.""What navy?" He asks back, sounding almost sarcastic."OUR navy." You clench a fist. "Imperial Marines, 213th fleet.""Archduke Norris' Own." He smiles. "So you fought in the Fifth Frontier War?"You settle back down onto your bed. "I'm glad I forgot most of that.""You're a long way from home.""Once I got my papers, I found out I was bad at... not being under the arms." You mumble, digging in your past."A common issue among veterans." He nods."I fell in with some... unsavory people." You acknowledge."Who?""I... I don't remember exactly. I left before I could go too deep. Changed sector."He looks at your facial expression carefully, clearly considering if he can believe you or not. "Well, it doesn't make a big difference." He shrugs. "The Service is willing to do you a big favor, mister..." He smiles. "Scruffington? Or do you have a real name you want to give me?">Name?(for reference: if you're a Solomani Human, modern names work perfectly fine, both english and not. If you want inspiration, https://donjon.bin.sh/scifi/name/#type=serenity;serenity=Serenity Male has a useful generator for Serenity names. And Serenity is a Traveller TV series anyway. Substitute "male" for "female" if you decide that your original gender was different.)
>>103840I'll change my vote to Marine if that's the consensus. Seems cool.
>>104039>https://donjon.bin.sh/scifi/name/#type=serenity;serenity=Serenity>Hunter ButlerThat's fuckin' neato
>>104058Ambrose Bowery?Gibson Steele?
>>104039Scott "Scruffy" McCabe, Boarding Marine.
>>104039Cyrus "Blackjack" Hunter
>>104039Blackburn. Malachi Blackburn, call sign "Tombstone."
(Since we're having so many different options and no one of them is getting wide support: each of you roll a d100 and link back to your proposal. Highest roll gets picked.)
Rolled 17 (1d100)>>104145
Rolled 57 (1d100)>>104088
Rolled 82 (1d100)>>104164I'd like to keep Scruffy as a nickname in addition to whatever our real name is.
>>104108Forename.>>104145Surname and nickname.
Rolled 72 (1d100)>>104108>>104164
Rolled 5 (1d100)>>104058Let's go
>>104108>>104193I'm okay with this actually
>>104188Malachi is pretty edgy.Cyrus Blackburn sounds neat, though.
Rolled 2 (1d100)>>104188Rolling, I guess.
>>104088I second this if that means anything.
Are we keeping our Irish/Scottish ancestry?
Rolled 47 (1d100)>>104088Change it to Rapid response force and I'll back this. I want high speed, low drag!
>>104208I'm still hoping we keep "McCabe", but I'd be alright with being Cyrus "Scruffy" McCabe.Probably a minority, though.
"Hunter." You introduce yourself to Mr. Canan. "Cyrus Hunter. My old nickname was Scruffy, but that was a long time ago."He writes down something on his tablet, then hands it to you. There's a long page full of legalese, and a box where to sign."Like I was saying, the Service always rewards help. After all, it's the best way to make sure people will help us in our times of need.""How practical." You comment, trying to navigate the dense wording of the text you've been given."The Service is willing to give you a legal ID and recognition. In your case, we'll contact the 213rd fleet and get your data from them. Clean criminal record, all legit." He explains. "Plus, some extras. The reward that should have been granted to your captain for delivering our special cargo will be split between you and his family and heirs."A wandering thought strikes you. "What about the Eutropia?""It was owned by your captain and his employer, fifty-fifty. Still, there's a reward for saving the ship, and the proceeds from the cargo on top of that." He takes a small comm from a nearby table, and types a bit into it. "You know how ship shares work, Mr. Hunter?""They're a form of sponsored credit." You answer, amazed. "They act as a net discount on the price of purchase for an independent spaceship. And, with all the contacts you Scouts have, it's not hard for you people to throw around ship shares.""The Service is offering you this deal." He lifts his eyes from the small device to stare right into your own. "You will not disclose the full details of what happened on the Eutropia. Feel free to speak about pirates, or a saboteur, or terrorists, or whatever. Not a mention of Zhodani spies, or of our special cargo, or of our own agent. Furthermore." He wags a finger in front of you. "You owe the Imperial Interstellar Scout Service a favor. One that we will come and call in, someday."He puts the device back on the table."And in exchange, we will give you a new ID and, should you wish to stay in the Free Trading business, offer you a 20% share sponsorship over your future ship purchase."You go through the document again, and confirm his words."What if I don't want to get myself into debt?" You wonder with an aside glance.Canan shrugs. "I understand. Being a Free Trader isn't for everyone. Your alternative is this." He pulls out a thin crystal-clear card with a golden strip running through it out of his pocket. "Five hundred thousand imperial credits, payable in any main banking corporation of the Third Imperium.">I'll take the ship.>I'll take the money.>You can keep both, I don't want to deal with you.>(Other?)(Basically, here's where you decide if you want to play a "classic" Traveller campaign, putting together a crew for a small ship and adventuring through the galaxy, or if you'd rather play on your own terms.)
>>104356So, basically an orbital drop trooper? Like the guys who get into pods and land on planets?
>>104370Take the ship loan!This has been an excellent quest, btw
>>104370>I'll take the ship.Well no point playing Traveller if we don't play Traveller.
>>104370>I'll take the ship.Preferably something that's not an outdated piece of shit.
>>104370>I'll take the ship.>(Other?)Know of any good retired scout pilots you can direct me to? Figure it'd be good to know if and when you want the favor repaid.
>>104370>I'll take the ship.Make it a nice cruiser sized ship or something.>>104375Not quite like that. But in concept of rapid response to threats yes. Like our away team is in trouble and we drop everything and grab a gun (since we are already in gear) and hop on a dropship to the team in trouble.>>104425Think we can haggle a bit?
>>104425Maybe hear if we can be put in contact with some of the guys from our old unit. Friendly faces and all that.
>>104527>Think we can haggle a bit?I'm pretty sure we might be able to ask for a little extra if we agree to let them put an "Off Duty" Scout in our crew. Besides being a sort of liaison to them, Scouts usually end up well versed in how to operate and maintain a spaceship, as well as some general xenology and biology skills.
>>104370Actually, do you mind expanding a bit on what ship shares are and how they work?
>>104363Idk why but I like it too Scott McCabe...>Scottish Mick.....hehehehehe
>>104594Not the QM, but basically, one single ship share is worth one percent of the entire cost of a particular ship, including all of the amenities and bonuses that were installed. In a typical game of Traveller, the guy who had a majority of ship shares was considered the owner of the ship.
You briefly consider your options."I'll take your deal." You sign the document.TRAVELLER QUEST will take a brief pause, because it's super late. It will continue tomorrow.Bit by bit, in this phase, we will build a character sheet as our hero, Cyrus "Scruffy" Hunter, rebuilds a new life for himself while he rediscovers his old one and recovers from his wounds.>>104405>Preferably something that's not an outdated piece of shit.You'll have your chance to shop around and pick one.Don't underestimate the outdated pieces of shit. They have one overwhelming advantage: they're cheap.>>104425>Know of any good retired scout pilots you can direct me to? Figure it'd be good to know if and when you want the favor repaid.>>104583>I'm pretty sure we might be able to ask for a little extra if we agree to let them put an "Off Duty" Scout in our crew. Besides being a sort of liaison to them, Scouts usually end up well versed in how to operate and maintain a spaceship, as well as some general xenology and biology skills.This will be brought up tomorrow.>>104527>Think we can haggle a bit?Unlikely that it'll work.>>104535>Maybe hear if we can be put in contact with some of the guys from our old unit. Friendly faces and all that.Most of your unit is from a very far away place. Still, you might find a few of them in your area.>>104594>Actually, do you mind expanding a bit on what ship shares are and how they work?Ship shares represent contacts, credit rating, savings and favors owed that a character can put towards ownership of a space vessel. In this case, it's an offer from the Scout Service.Thanks to their influence, you can purchase a spaceship at a 20% discount.If you partner up with other people who also have Ship Shares (from the Scout Service or other sources), these will stack.In any case, you will have to pay for the ship. Spaceships easily cost tens of millions of credits. You will have a monthly payment to make.
>>104649All fair, guy. Thanks for running.
>>104649What did we get for saving the old ship we were on?
>>104686Part of those 20%.
>>104686Awe, I was almost salivating at the prospect of a %70 off purchase on our first ship.... But I guess it doesn't work that way.
>>104649I'm looking forward to it OP.
TRAVELLER QUEST is back.Your convalescence lasts for another two weeks. Even though you're housed in a state-of-the-art, ho-tech hospital, the damage you have suffered is severe: you took a 9mm bullet square in the chest, and only the fact that you were wearing a heavy, armored vacc suit saved your life.On top of that, the medics of the Scout Service are apparently very keen on examining how your brain reacts to the aftermath of the psychic assault you suffered. You are given a large variety of psychotropic medications, and your brain activity is monitored constantly.A psychologist is also assigned to you: an old man who introduces himself as "Dr. Paulo" with a well-kept beard that strikes you as somewhat antiquated. The man seems genuinely more interested in your well-being than in any information on psychic warfare that can be derived by examining your reactions, or, at least, that's the impression he gives you.Furthermore, the department of veteran affairs is collaborating with the Scouts by releasing all the information they have on your past. That means up to your discharge, five years ago, at the end of the Fifth Frontier War.In what capacity did you serve?>Ground Assault. (Skills: Melee 1, Gun Combat 1, Heavy Weapons 1)>Star Marine. (Skills: Zero-G 1, Gunnery 1, Sensors 1)>Mechanized. (Skills: Mechanics 1, Drive 1, Comms 1)>Recon. (Skills: Recon 1, Stealth 1, Survival 1)>Quartermaster. (Skills: Admin 1, Comms 1, Advocate 1)>Field Engineer. (Skills: Mechanics 1, Explosives 1, Comms 1)>Battlefield Medic. (Skills: Medic 1, Biological Science 1, Investigate 1)>NCO. (Skills: Tactics 1, Leadership 1, Admin 1)>(Other?)
>>106054>>Star Marine. (Skills: Zero-G 1, Gunnery 1, Sensors 1)
>>106092I feel like we have skill in either electronics or engineering given the amount of wire hacking and jury-rigging we were doing.>>106092Star Marine sounds good though
>>106054Can you tell us what each of the skill traits are? Or maybe a link to a guide?
>>106102Like I have no idea what are>Investigate>Advocate>GunneryI could guess the rest.Also, can we custom pick a class?
>>106105Advocate is knowledge of common legal codes and practices, especially interstellar law + oratory, debate and public speakingInvestigate is keen observation, forensics and detailed analysisGunnery is firing starship mounted weaponsOP seems to be using the skills from the mongoose version of traveller
>>106102>>106105Most of them are pretty much what you imagine. I'll be using a simplified version of the actual Traveller system: getting rid of some of its skills, and of attributes.Rolls will be 2d6, with a base target number of 8 for average difficulty rolls.If you LACK a skill, your roll will be at -2.If you HAVE a skill, you roll with that skill as a bonus. So if you want to shoot someone, and you have Gun Combat 0, you'd roll 2d6. If your Gun Combat is at 1, you'd roll 2d6+1. And so on.You can custom pick a "class" if you can give me a good justification.Investigate is everything forensic. Examining crime scenes, checking bodies for wounds and doing autopsies, detective work, and so on.Advocate is knowledge of laws, rules and regulations.Gunnery is skill in the use of starship weapons (as opposed to Gun Combat, which is for personal firearms, and Heavy Weapons, which is for heavier, crew-served ground weapons)http://www.traveller-srd.com/core-rules/skills Here you can see a list of skills and brief descriptions. Keep in mind we're not playing this by the book, of course.>>106109Yes, I'm basing this off Mongoose Traveller.Your sheet already has some "starting" skills at 0, based on your background (marine) and your work on the Eutropia (janitor and handyman).Keep in mind that the three skills you're picking for this vote are not the only skills you'll have. You'll get to pick some more.
>>106054>Investigate 1We more or less figured out who the saboteur likely was before it was too late. All I really want, that or some +1 tech skill.I'll just go with Star Marine since I was like my 3rd choice and I want to get things going,
You served in the Star Marines of the 4518th Lift Infantry Regiment, attached to the 213th fleet, on board the battleship Queensland. You fought in the Fifth Frontier War, against the Zhodani Consulate, and took part in several actions, both boarding and planetary assault.You don't quite remember WHY you joined the Marines, though. You have no recollections of your family, and only vague memories of your childhood.The planet Regina, in the Spinward Marches, your birthplace, is far away, and more solid information from those far reaches of the Third Imperium might take months or years to arrive, so you'll have to make do with what you can piece together.Another big gap in your memory, and the one that troubles you the most, is what happened AFTER you left the Marines. Most of it is hazy, though you're sure you...>...worked as a mercenary for some time. (Skills: Gun Combat 1, Recon 1, Tactics 1)>...joined a criminal gang. (Skills: Gun Combat 1, Streetwise 1, Melee 1)>...became a smuggler. (Skills: Broker 1, Stealth 1, Deception 1)>...ended up as a lawless drifter. (Skills: Survival 1, Gambler 1, Streetwise 1)>...somehow ended up in a pirate crew. (Skills: Pilot 1, Astrogation 1, Melee 1)>(other?)
>>106172>...became a smuggler. (Skills: Broker 1, Stealth 1, Deception 1)We're gonna hire pilots and security officers for our ship so we don't need those skills. Broker and Deception will come in handy as a starship captain.
>>106172>>...worked as a mercenary for some time. (Skills: Gun Combat 1, Recon 1, Tactics 1)
>>106172>...became a smuggler. (Skills: Broker 1, Stealth 1, Deception 1)
>>106172>...worked as a mercenary for some time. (Skills: Gun Combat 1, Recon 1, Tactics 1)
>>106235>>106225You already voted.
>>106238Ech. Vote didn't show up at first, sorry about that. Stuck on phone.
After your discharge, you worked some time as a mercenary, either solo or jumping from unit to unit, to outfit to outfit, never really finding a proper place where to settle. You even did your fair share of smuggling work: anything from simply helping traders dodge customs, to some... of the heavier stuff. Weapons, illegal drugs, the works.You bailed when you realized you were too deep in. When you realized that things weren't going to turn out good. You needed a change of pace.You got rid of anything pointing to your old life and travelled to the Reaver's Deep sector. A remote place, the Imperial borderlands right on the edge of the neutral zone with the Aslan Hierate. On the other side of the Rift.A place where to start again.You landed your gig on the Eutropia. Bad pay, no recognition, but it was a starting place. You had a chance.After two weeks, you're dismissed from the hospital with a clean bill of health, ten thousand miserable credits to your name, and your personal things, clutching the papers the Scouts gave you to help you start again, with your own ship, in exchange for the bullet you took for one of their own.You're ready.(To round out your character sheet, pick some skills from this list. Your character starts with a pool of XP to spend among these skills. Since voting on how to spend XP in multiple skills would be messy, I'll spend those points, prioritizing the skills that get more votes. If few skills get a lot of votes, you'll specialize in those, werehas if your votes are spread out among multiple skills, your character will be a lot more well-rounded.)Your starting equipment will be determined by your skills.>Admin>Advocate>Animal Handling>Athletics>Art>Astrogation>Battle Dress>Broker>Carouse>Comms>Computers>Deception>Diplomat>Drive>Engineer>Explosives>Gambler>Gunner>Gun Combat>Heavy Weapons>Investigate>Leadership>Mechanic>Medic>Melee>Persuade>Pilot>Recon>Science>Sensors>Stealth>Streetwise>Survival>Tactics>Zero-G
>>106272Um, is there a limit on how many skills we can choose?Regardless, here's my picks:CarouseDeceptionGun CombatMeleeSurvival
>>106297>TravellerI thought he was going to post a part 2. But yeah, how many "skill points" do we have?
>>106306I do not know ">Traveller" how that got into my post.
>>106272>Broker>Diplomat>Gun Combat>Leadership>Melee>Persuade>StreetwiseI kinda chose a set focused on being Captain of the ship as well as general fighting stuff, general leading people skills and skills for finding work.Also the wiki you linked mentioned a Jack of All Trades skill, is that not available since you excluded it from your list?
>>106297>Um, is there a limit on how many skills we can choose?Well, not really, but, of course, if you pick all of them, your vote will not be very meaningful.The idea is that I'll tally the votes and then buy the skills that got the most votes.>>106306>I thought he was going to post a part 2. But yeah, how many "skill points" do we have?30 points, where increasing a skill from "none" to "0" costs 2 point, increasing it from it from "0" to "1" costs 4 points, from "1" to "2" costs 8, from "2" to "3" costs 16 and so on, exponentially.>>106309>Also the wiki you linked mentioned a Jack of All Trades skill, is that not available since you excluded it from your list?Yes, of course it is. It's stupidly powerful and only has (barely) any sense if you do completely randomized character creation.
>>106272>Admin>Advocate>Mechanic>Leadership>Broker>Tactics>Deception>Diplomatusing these as references... Not sure if I picked correctlyhttps://jeffro.wordpress.com/2013/07/03/the-classic-traveller-skill-system/http://www.enworld.org/forum/showwiki.php?title=Traveller:Skills-and-Taskshttp://www.stormtiger.org/bob/gaming/traveller/megatraveller_skills.cgh
>>106309Seems appropriate. Seconding.Wish I had better time.
>>106341Actually scratch comms and put tactics in instead
>>106272>>106309>Pilot>MedicI'm going to add these two to the list, just in case we run into another situation where we need to fly a shit or help someone not die.
>>106297I'll add pilot, streetwise, and persuade to my list, then.>>106349>fly a shitBeautiful.
So the ones that have been picked the most will likely have us spend points to get it to +2 correct?
Leaving the hospital with the few things you own, you find yourself on the streets of an unfamiliar world.Garrison is the extreme frontier of the Third Empire, but it sure doesn't look like that from here. You're in Fort Mayhope, the largest city on the planet and its capital, as well as the site of the world's main spaceport.It's a dense place, covered in large, squat, blocky, ugly buildings as far as the eye can see, jutting out of the ground seemingly at random. This place was originally born as a fortress world, you dimly remember, and it seems like it's carrying that mark in its architecture. Everything looks halfway like a bunker, and dark, drab colors dominate the landscape. Even though it's day and cloudless, the sky is a dark shade of blue, lit by a distant, white sun. You almost regret leaving the air-conditioned, partly-underground hospital: the air is hot, and you quickly find yourself sweltering in your heavy spacer clothes. You take your jacket off and stuff it in your duffel bag, trying to move from shade to shade.And, thanks to the city's layout, there is not much cover to be found.Now you have 20 ship shares burning a hole in your pocket. It's the chance of a lifetime, and you will be careful not to waste it.>I should try and settle down, keep eyes and ears open, see if I can find prospective crew members on this planet. >I should do some research, or head to a dealership, and start thinking about what sort of spaceship I want to get.>I should move off this planet and somewhere where I'll have a better chance to make a good start. There are better places than this.>(Other?)
>>106480>I should do some research, or head to a dealership, and start thinking about what sort of spaceship I want to get.
>>106480>>I should do some research, or head to a dealership, and start thinking about what sort of spaceship I want to get.Guys, I'm thinking something about 200 dTons with at least jump 2 as a baseline. So a Far Trader would be a good choice.
>>106480>>I should do some research, or head to a dealership, and start thinking about what sort of spaceship I want to get.It would probably help to have a ship before we start looking for people to crew it, if just so we know how many people we need and what kind of expertise is needed to pilot it.Although I guess we will miss out on being able to stack Ship Shares if they have any.
I kinda want to have us buy a mercenary cruiser and start a mercenary company>>106511a far trader has such a small cargo bay though. Why don't we aim for the 400 ton range instead.>>106522Good point we should definitely look for people who also have ship shares to buy a ship together. It just makes fiscal sense considering a single ship share takes 1% of the price.A single ship share on a Far Trader would be worth 513,855 credits Ships are very expensive
>>106554>I kinda want to have us buy a mercenary cruiser and start a mercenary companyWe are pretty set up for it considering our skillset.As for Ship Shares, we could stick to just research for now and then look for people trying to buy the same kind of ship so we could add our shares together.
>>106480>>I should do some research, or head to a dealership, and start thinking about what sort of spaceship I want to get.We don't have to buy right away.
>>106578Or people looking into starting in the same business as us.Obviously we'd need to make sure our allegiances align.
>>106554>a far trader has such a small cargo bay though. Why don't we aim for the 400 ton range instead.It's a lot more for upkeep and mortgage costs, though (fat trader costs 97,182,00, far trader costs 51,385,500, both at base cost), and besides, people will pay through the nose to have something delivered quickly.
You don't have a crew, you don't have friends or even know anyone here. So it's premature at best.But you take the paper out of your pocket again, look at it again, and stuff it in your pocket again, trying to suppress a grin.A true man cannot resist the call of space.You get a seven-days trial connection to the planetary network for your comm, and, after checking a few key info points, find out that General Products, LIC, has a front office not far from where you are now.They're probably your best bet.Moving around the city by foot is messy: there are few designated pedestrian crossings, and vehicles here seem to go at full speed all the time. On top of that, all streets here are huge, multi-lane monstrosities that cut the city in squares and slices, with no way around them except through them.But, eventually, after some trial and error, getting lost once, and nearly run over five times, you arrive at the bottom of an ugly cube of armored concrete painted blue, with a grey stripe running along it. No windows, just like every other building here.You get in, finding yourself suddenly refreshed by the impact with the air-conditioned interior. You put your jacket back, take your number, and wait in line until one of the corps will have time for you.Fortunately, you don't have to wait too long, and a bespectacled young woman in a black business suit, looking very formal, greets you with a chipper "Can I help you?""Yes." You clear your throat. "I was interested in knowing what your company's offer of spaceships is."She scans you for a moment. You know that look. She's trying to tell if you're here to waste her time, or if you do have the money. Wordlessly, you show her the note from the IISS, and she nods in response. "Certainly! Our main yards are in St. George, so we can offer a more limited selection here, but if you're willing to wait a month for delivery, then we have a lot of options available to you, mister...?""Hunter.""Hunter. Is there anything you were specifically aiming for?">Not really. Do you have a list I can browse?>It should be small and personal.>It should be cheap, maybe an used one.>It should be fast and maneuvrable.>It should have a very good Jump engine.>It should be a good trading ship.>It should be a good passenger ship.>It should be well-armed and armored.>Do you have anything like a scoutship?>Do you have anything like a deep-space mining ship?>Do you have anything like a far trader?>Do you have anything like a yacht?>Other (explain to the employee what sort of ship you're looking for).
>>106614Something armored please
>>106614What kind of ship was the Eutropia?
>>106614>>Do you have anything like a far trader?Failing that, something with Jump 2 and a decently sized cargo hold would be nice.After that, see if they can do improvements to the ship armor.
>>106634It was a Free Trader based on the "Fat Frader" template: a 400 dton ship, specialized for medium-scale trading over medium distances.A 400 dton ship is probably a risky thing to get, considering that other than your shares, you don't have other sources of money or other sponsors.Ships in Traveller are based around tonnage. 100 dton is the smallest autonomous ship capable of Jump. A 100 dton ship will probably have a crew of 2 to 4 people and just a handful of tons of cargo. These ships are generally used at pleasure yachts, private boats, or by explorers venturing into the unknown. 200 dton ships make up the bulk of light shipping in Charted Space. There can be all sorts of ships in this tonnage. They'll usually have between 3 and 10 crew.And so on. Tonnage goes potentially way up, but, without a credit check and serious sponsorship, you probably won't be able to obtain anything above 400 tons.Basically, think of a spaceship, and of what you'd like to do with that spaceship.
>>106614>>106657Right then we should probably get a Far Trader, work on making reputation for ourselves and getting an income started. Once we're making money or finalize what we really want to do we can upgrade ships into something bigger.
>>106614>Do you have anything like a scoutship?If we're going with starting as a private security service contractor, what's essentially an interstellar corvette/attack helicopter would be fitting.If we're not going with being private contractors (at least explicitly),>Do you have anything like a merchant cruiser?Think a cross between a far trader and a scoutship.
>>106614>It should be well-armed and armored.>It should be a good trading ship.>Do you have anything like a far trader?
>>106705I like this idea, I really just want weapons and armour but trading would be good
>>106712I'm just letting mine added up to a total of the most picked options.
>>106712Pretty sure we can request them to slap a turret or two on the ship. Helps deter opportunistic piracy.
>>106671I support this idea. >>106657Hey OP, since I missed character creation, is there a chance to get more skills as time goes by? I think we could benefit from an investigation skill.
>>106725That's the general idea with the latter of >>106672Far trader with point-defense weaponry and close-range guns for boarding deterrent. And added armor.
>>106671I support 100%. Once we build a rep for fast, professional service for exotic cargo we could trade up to a larger ship.
"Well, I've been in the Free Trading business." You reply, after giving it some thought. "So I was thinking to start a small, private trade company.""Subsidized or speculative?" She asks.You answer with a shrug. "I don't plan on being picky. A Free Trader should never be picky."She smiles. "I see. So, something based on our Far Trader hull? Two hundred tons, say?""Add some weapons and armor to the base design."She takes notes on a small tablet she's carrying. "Any reason?""Well, when I worked on my old ship, there were some routes we were afraid of doing, and some we downright avoided, because they weren't secure. Generally, places outside Imperial borders. Troubled areas, with wars, pirates, and so on." You recall. "There's a market there, for a ship with maybe less cargo space, but more well-protected.""A dangerous job." She notes."Can't be worse than the Marines." You joke. Partially.She nods politely. "So, if we're working off the Far Trader hull, we're talking about a 200 ton ship, Jump-2, a 1G maneuver drive?"You think about it carefully.The Jump rating of a ship indicates how many parsecs she ship can jump in one week. Generally, a ship will have fuel for just one jump, because liquid hydrogen takes a lot of space on a ship.Jump-1 means you'll be restricted to trade lines along close stars. No Free Trader will get that. Jump-2 is the standard, and means that the ship will be able to get ALMOST everywhere. Few stars are more than 2 parsecs away from all other, after all.Jump-3 is faster, allowing a ship to travel even in the area of space closer to the Rift, where the stars are sparse, and will generally make long trips massively faster.Jump-4, 5 and 6 are more specialized speed, for messenger boats, fast-strike ships in the military, or people with a lot of money and space to waste.The maneuver rating of a ship, on the other hand, indicates how fast and agile it is in real space.Most trading ships will just have a 1G. Enough to fly around. Not enough to fly around quickly, and making them sitting ducks in case a fight breaks out. Or if someone is chasing them down. It goes all the way up to 6G, but 6G is for racing ships, police and rescue services, and the likes.Higher-rated engines will cost a lot more, and also take more space on the ship, meaning less cargo, less everything else.What model of jump engine should you ask for?>Jump-1>Jump-2>Jump-3>Jump-4>Jump-5>Jump-6With what class of maneuver drive?>1G>2G>3G>4G>5G>6G
>>106671I'm not sure you understand just how much spacecraft cost. A single turret with space for a single weapon is 200,000 credits. But we probably don't want that, we want a double or triple turret (500,000 or 1,000,000 Cr. respectively)And that's without any weapons or ammunition. A base model Far Trader is 51,385,500 Credits20% off makes that 41,108,400 CreditsIf we pay 171,285 credits a month we will pay that off in 40 years. Now ideally we'll make a shitload of money and pay that off earlier but whatever ship we buy we're going to be paying it off for a long time. So we want to get max value from our ship shares and buy everything now and get that 20% off and not wait till later and go broke from maintenance payments and skip buying any weapons and get killed by pirates.This is all assuming Mongoose Traveller rules btw, OP could make things cheaper or whatever I guess.
>>106773>Jump-2>1GNo need for more, besides we can upgrade later.
>>106781>Jump-2>3GWe will probably be taking risks for bigger payouts.
>>106782Agreed. We need to build a rep before we get trusted with the high-paying contracts anyways.
>>106773Jump 2, M-Drive 2. The bigger engines we get, the more fuel we need, and the more fuel we need, the less cargo we can carry on our ship as it's replaced with fuel cells.Besides, most independent pirates will be using renovated traders. That should keep us about par with them.
>>106796That's a good plan to shoot for but I don't think we could even make the monthly payments on something that fast.Safer to take the baseline ship and upgrade from there.
>>106773>Jump-2Just that much is fine, but I'm kind of tempted to get at least a 2G maneuver drive if we plan on going into dangerous space which could be pretty lucrative.>>106805How hard/expensive is it to upgrade a ship?
>>106808>How hard/expensive is it to upgrade a ship?Most ships are fairly modular. They're definitely upgradeable. New components will cost a bit more than they'd cost if you bought them with the ship, but not a LOT more.
>>106805Also don't forget, we still have a chance to find some crew members that have there own Ship Shares which would make things easier on us
>>106824True, but the faster we pay off the ship the faster we start making pure profit. Also I'm not entirely sure that we want to partner with someone with more ship shares than we do anyways. How can we be the captain if the engineer technically owns more of the ship?
>>106808The problem isn't cost but space. Our ship is only 200 tons and every ton of engine or power plant is a ton taken away from cargo space and thus directly costing us money, especially as we are a cargo company. And the amount of room for fuel we need on the ship will increase as well, further decreasing cargo space.>>106773Jump-21G is probably fine. If we get into ship to ship combat we've fucked up hard anyway, no sense wasting money on a nice maneuver drive when we'll probably be outclassed in a fight anyway, given that we're just a small trading ship.
>>106796I'm willing to downgrade to 2G I only picks 3G since I'm not sure how good or bad 2G is and thought middle of the road would be fine. Saving money is good and all, but if it means we fall short of it when it matters and we die? Well then its kinda wasted.
>>106833That's fair, how much space do we lose per upgrade?
>>106845Going by MongTraveller, about an extra dTon, but the engines use twice as much fuel in a week.
You weigh the various options in your head, and page through quite a few of GP's informative brochures before finally making up your mind."...I'd go with keeping the Jump-2 standard, but upgrading the maneuver to 2G accel." You take her tablet and write down your requests, then hand it back to her."So, a trading ship with J-2, G2, decent weapons and armor for travel in unsecure regions of space and outside Imperial borders." She repeats. "I'll run a search. I'll just need three last things: Are you looking for something capable of making atmospheric landings, or a purely space-based model? And have you given any thought to whether you'd want a model with fuel scoops or not?""You mean, a model that can siphon hydrogen off gas giants to use as fuel?""Anything rich in hydrogen, not just gas giants." She explains. "Even water can be used as a hydrogen source, for example.""Of course it'll cost more." You groan. "And take up valuable space onboard.""Well, it's a very useful optional." She nods. "It will give your ship the ability to refuel even in some remote, uncivilized systems.""What's the third question?" You ask her."New, or used?" The employee smiles.>I'll take a distributed ship. It's unable to enter atmosphere, and can't have fuel scoops, but it'll be far less expensive.>I'll take a standard ship. Just being able to do simple landings and take-offs in atmosphere is enough.>I'll take a streamlined ship. Even if they're expensive, they're more agile in atmosphere, and come with built-in scoopsCombined with:>I don't think I'll need fuel scoops or an onboard refinery. I don't have plans to go to places without proper spaceports.>I think that having fuel scoops onboard easily pays off the extra cost.Combined with:>No way I'm getting stuck with a second-hand ship. I want something fresh out of the factory. I want to peel that plastic myself.>I'd be willing to buy something a bit used, as long as it's not ancient.>What's the cheapest you have?
>>106883>I'll take a standard ship. Just being able to do simple landings and take-offs in atmosphere is enough.>I think that having fuel scoops onboard easily pays off the extra cost.>I'd be willing to buy something a bit used, as long as it's not ancient.I think used gives the ship more personality.
>>106883streamlined is worth the cost. Adds so much value. It means we can fly around easily and use our ships guns on the planets surface. If we're going to remote and dangerous places it's almost necessary. >I think that having fuel scoops onboard easily pays off the extra cost.>I'd be willing to buy something a bit used, as long as it's not ancient.Agreed on the personality
>>106883Far Traders are usually streamlined and are figured into the 51,385,500 cost (at least in MongTraveller), so that should work.Using unfiltered fuel lends a -2 to jump rolls, so, yeah.As for the final option, always go used.
>>106883>I'll take a streamlined ship. Even if they're expensive, they're more agile in atmosphere, and come with built-in scoops>I'd be willing to buy something a bit used, as long as it's not ancient.Is payment upfront or can we wait until we have the ship here assuming they don't have it in stock, I'd like the chance to look for crew while we wait.I mentioned it earlier, but is there any chance we can ask her if she knows anyone looking for work or where we might find some people willing to do dangerous work?
>>106901I like this option
Also can we find some sort of veteran club for the space marines where we can hire crew and maybe try a bar for crew as well
>>106978>>106960Once we have a ship in mind it'll be easier to convince people to join our crew, but agreed bar/veterans club crawl is next on the agenda
>>106883>I'll take a streamlined ship. Even if they're expensive, they're more agile in atmosphere, and come with built-in scoops>I'd be willing to buy something a bit used, as long as it's not ancient.It'll pay for itself in due time.Ask her if she knows anyone on Garrison looking for work, or anywhere we can look for such people. Preferably veterans.
>>106883>I'll take a streamlined ship. Even if they're expensive, they're more agile in atmosphere, and come with built-in scoopsmeaning they take less space with the built in scoops right?>I think that having fuel scoops onboard easily pays off the extra cost.Some places would definitely gouge us since we would have no choice>I'd be willing to buy something a bit used, as long as it's not ancient.
>>106986I vote for these options too.
"Well, I'd prefer a streamlined ship with built-in scoops, and, I guess it's okay if it's an used ship, as long as it's not really old.""Excellent." She finishes typing on her tablet, and drums with her fingers on the edge of her seat while the device processes the request. "We have six ships available that fit your request. Do you want me to talk you through them, so we can find the one that you're looking for together?"It's really happening, you tell yourself. I'm really buying a spaceship."Sure." You reply with a light nod, trying not to look too eager or nervous.The lady taps on her tablet, and a holographic projector built-in in the ceiling of the meeting room you're in springs to life, projecting a large image in mid-air, lazily rotating to let you see it from all possible angles.Boxes of scrolling text appear to the side, listing each model's technical details You drink in the information."You can move between them by waving your hand left or right." She informs you, helpfully.(continues...)
KJW-667236253-RTonnage: 200 dTons, StreamlinedArmor: 8cm CrystalironJump: Class B, Jump-2Drive: Class B, 2GPower Plant: Class B Fuel tank: 44 tons (1 jump-2 and 2 weeks of operations)Computer: Model 2, 10 MegadataSoftware: Jump Control 2 (10 Megadata)Software: Evade Assist 1 (10 Megadata)Sensors: Basic Military-GradeCrew Space: max 6Cryogenic Berths: 6Fuel Scoops: Yes, Refinery installedWeapons: Double turret: 10 GW beam laser + 12cm missile launcherCargo: 80 dTonsFinal cost after shares: 47.632.500 Cr.Monthly payment: 198.000 Cr.(sorry if it's taking a long time, I had stuff coming up)
>>107155No worries man. I'm fully hooked on this quest, take your time
GFG-920478275-PTonnage: 200 dTons, StreamlinedArmor: 4cm CrystalironJump: Class B, Jump-2Drive: Class B, 2GPower Plant: Class B Fuel tank: 46 tons (1 jump-2 and 3 weeks of operations)Computer: Model 3, 15 MegadataSoftware: Jump Control 2 (10 Megadata)Software: Evade Assist 1 (10 Megadata)Software: Fire Assist 1 (5 Megadata)Sensors: Basic Military-GradeCrew Space: max 6Cryogenic Berths: 6Fuel Scoops: Yes, Refinery installedWeapons: Double turret: Twin 12cm missile launcher + extra ammo spaceDouble turret: 10 GW beam laser + Defensive SandcasterCargo: 85 dTonsFinal cost after shares: 50.437.500 Cr.Monthly payment: 210.000 Cr.
LLR-992039566-WTonnage: 200 dTons, StreamlinedArmor: 8cm CrystalironJump: Class B, Jump-2Drive: Class B, 2GPower Plant: Class B Fuel tank: 44 tons (1 jump-2 and 2 weeks of operations)Computer: Model 3, 15 MegadataSoftware: Jump Control 2 (10 Megadata)Software: Evade Assist 1 (10 Megadata)Software: Fire Assist 1 (5 Megadata)Sensors: Basic Military-GradeCrew Space: max 4Cryogenic Berths: 4Fuel Scoops: Yes, Refinery installedWeapons: Double turret: Twin 10 GW beam laserDouble turret: Twin 30 GW anti-ship pulse laserCargo: 85 dTonsFinal cost after shares: 51.375.000 Cr.Monthly payment: 214.000 Cr.
>>107167We should discuss potential ship and company names while we wait.
HKV-434669112-QTonnage: 200 dTons, StreamlinedArmor: 8cm CrystalironJump: Class B, Jump-2Drive: Class B, 2GPower Plant: Class B Fuel tank: 44 tons (1 jump-2 and 2 weeks of operations)Computer: Model 1-bis, 5 Megadata (10 Megadata for running Jump Control only)Software: Jump Control 2 (10 Megadata)Sensors: Basic Military-GradeCrew Space: max 6Cryogenic Berths: 6Fuel Scoops: Yes, Refinery installedWeapons: Double turret: Twin 10 GW beam laserSingle turret: 30 GW anti-ship pulse laserCargo: 80 dTonsFinal cost after shares: 47.508.750 Cr.Monthly payment: 198.000 Cr.
>>107249Hmm. Alright. Pretty self-reliant far scout, and more heavily armed than typical? We could go with ancient scouts from Soloman culture.The Bedouin?The Apache?The Heteroi? (Alex the Great's scouts)The Varangian?
>>107284I like The Varangian.
ASK-009228938-DTonnage: 200 dTons, StreamlinedArmor: 8cm CrystalironJump: Class B, Jump-2Drive: Class B, 2GPower Plant: Class B Fuel tank: 44 tons (1 jump-2 and 2 weeks of operations)Computer: Model 3, 15 MegadataSoftware: Jump Control 2 (10 Megadata)Software: Evade Assist 1 (10 Megadata)Software: Fire Assist 1 (5 Megadata)Sensors: Basic Military-GradeCrew Space: max 6Cryogenic Berths: 6Fuel Scoops: Yes, Refinery installedWeapons: Double turret: double 10 GW beam laserSingle turret: 1.5 GeV particle beamCargo: 80 dTonsFinal cost after shares: 53.850.000 Cr.Monthly payment: 224.500 Cr.
>>107284I'd go for The Varangian.Although, if we decide to go all "The Culture" on it, I'd like to throw out "They're On Our Side, Sir!" as an idea.
>>107284How about zenith or the Phoenix
TST-213234111-FTonnage: 200 dTons, StreamlinedArmor: 4cm CrystalironJump: Class B, Jump-2Drive: Class B, 2GPower Plant: Class B Fuel tank: 44 tons (1 jump-2 and 2 weeks of operations)Computer: Model 1-bis, 5 Megadata (10 Megadata for running Jump Control only)Software: Jump Control 2 (10 Megadata)Sensors: Basic Military-GradeCrew Space: max 6Cryogenic Berths: 6Fuel Scoops: Yes, Refinery installedWeapons: Double turret: double 10 GW beam laserSingle turret: 30 GW anti-ship pulse laserCargo: 90 dTonsFinal cost after shares: 46.308.750 Cr.Monthly payment: 193.000 Cr.
Planet express has to be the company name Or Planet military core if we go mercenary
>>107331Phoenix sounds cool. Like how we rose out of the ashes of our amnesia or something gay like that.
That was a lot of ships.If anyone has any specific questions on what the stuff i wrote on the ship sheets actually MEANS, feel free. For now I'll point out:1) pay attention to the armor, it's just one line but it matters quite a bit when you're getting shot.2) Evade Assist is a software that helps the ship in dodging incoming fire. Fire Assist helps the ship's gunners, or slaves one turret to the computer (who can act as a backup gunner).3) a Beam Laser is low damage. a Pulse laser is high damage, but inaccurate. a Particle Beam is accurate and has terrifying damage, but it's also expensive.
>>107349Shhh. No more Futurama references.
>>107361Jump control I assume is for navigation?
>>107374Yes. It's pretty much obligatory on all ships because a human (or whatever) can't possibly math out proper Jumps by himself without very advanced and specialized software.
>>107322I like this ship the best.8cm of armor is good, software will be useful, we have a fuel scoop so 2 weeks of operation vs 3 doesn't matter so much. I'd prefer not to go down to 4 crew berths and more than one turret sounds like a good idea. 80 tons of cargo is nice although it is on the lower side of this selection of ships.
>>107231Voting for this and calling it the Varangian?8cm armor and anti-ship pulse looks nice.Low on crew, but I'm fine with that to start out.
>>107361What do the different armors mean?
>>1073954 cm is thinner than 8 cm, of course.
>>107389I like Phoenix better but this ship is great
>>107387I'll agree with this assessment. Even if it is the costlier option, it will be the best in the long run.
>>107387Well for the sake of moving things along, I'll change my vote to this ship.Pretty similar overall.
>>107322I think i'll go with this one. It's the most expensive, but that extra crew space and Particle beam will be worth it I think if we have people willing to pay to get out of areas with heavy fighting.
>>107389>>107408keep in mind that pilot + 2 gunners leaves only a single other crew space. We won't be able to take passengers unless we stick them in low berths
>>107429I would think we'd also want an engineer on board
>>107322I change my vote to this ship and call it the Phoenix Previous vote>>107408
>>107389I don't like the low number of berths, but otherwise it's ok.
>>107433exactly, we would be manning one of the guns, so unless we want our engineer to man the other one that leaves us with 3 crew position to fill. So having a maximum crew of 4 means we cannot take any passengers unless we stick them in low berths and those kinds of ferrying jobs can be very lucrative
>>107322I'd have to go with this. Both statistic-wise, as well as because the image of this thing dropping into a planet's atmosphere to pick up cargo is awesome.
Remember that modifications can always be carried out in the future.Also, if a ship has Fire Assist, the ship's computer can take control of one turret.Brief AFK, you guys keep discussing this. I'll be back soon.
>>107451Yeah, it's also cool as fuck
>>107322I personally like this ship, others can decide on the name.
>>107361How stocked do the ships come or will we have to do that ourselves?
>>107322There is 6 votes for this ship I vote we call the ship "the Phoenix" or Phoenix Because we have been resurrected basically
so when cargo is space weight is counted, is fuel already counted and not included in that number or do we have to factor that in. so like 80 tons of cargo hold to roughly 40 tons of fuel means we get 40 tons of space to haul stuff?
>>107199I want this but The only thing is that the armour is a bit thin, If only it was 6cm.
>ZenithSince this ship is gonna be the high point of our life for a while. Or >Phoenix's ZenithSounds pretty cool.Are we gonna try to find crew to help us pay off the ship? Of course we won't let them pay off more than 5 or 10 percent of the total ship right?
>>107712Cargo space and fuel space are completely separate, unless we convert some cargo space to fuel tanks for some reason.
I'm back. New post soon.
Reminder that passengers are not allowed weapons, and that psionically active passengers are required to be on inhibitors for the duration of the flight.
>>107766Phoenixs zenith sounds good
After mulling on your choice for a long time, and asking for more info again and again to the employee helping you out, you decide."This ship." You flip through your various options with consecutive waves of your hand, until you end up on the one you want.>>107322"ASK-009228938-D" The woman reads the designation number out loud. "It's a heavily modified Courier-class military cargo, previously in service with Garrison's deep strike fleet." She explains. "General Products bought it off at an auction for military surplus after a recent downsizing, and restored and refurbished it.""I hope you refurbished it well." You joke."There aren't many vessels available to civilians mounting a 1.5 gigaelettronvolt particle beam cannon." She notes. "We replaced the original engine and jump drive with a smaller one to make more space for the cargo hold, but, other than the lower speed and armaments, it's generally on par with military standards."She hands you her tablet, with the contract written on it. It's just waiting for your signature, and the ship's new name."When will it be delivered?" You ask."It's in storage. There's three weeks of waiting time. Under what name should the ship be registered?"You write "PHOENIX" on the contract, then scroll down to the bottom.>Sign the contract.>I need to know something before I sign this. (what?)>I'll sign this another day. I need to find a crew first.
>>108017Crew first. Can she hold the contract for us?
>>108017>>I'll sign this another day. I need to find a crew first.Also, do you know anyplace where I can find some ready hands?
>>108090I'll second this.
Now let's find the space marine veteran club/service and get some vets or go to bars to get Mercs
You put down the tablet and pen. "Can I have some time before I sign this?""What's the problem, sir?" She asks, concerned."Just... thinking that I'd best gather up a proper crew before I get this committed."She delicately takes back the tablet. "I see. Then, we'll happily wait and keep your ship warm." "Thank you. Would you happen to know where I could find any experienced hands seeking a ship?""Well..." She thinks about it. "You could try and contacting them on the planetary network. Do you have an account?""I do, yes, a seven days trial.""Well, there are a few sites you might want to check. I'll transmit you a directory, you can search from there." She says, pressing a few commands on the tablet. Your comm jingles in response.Thanking her and leaving, you weigh your options.>Head to some local veteran crash place. A famous or infamous bar or pub, a club, or that sort of place.>Try and recruit someone on a legit online site for the job market.>Try and recruit someone searching in the shady corners of the internet.>Head to a job agency directly.>Put up flyers.>(Other ideas?)
>>108319>Head to some local veteran crash place. A famous or infamous bar or pub, a club, or that sort of place.
>>108319>Head to some local veteran crash place. A famous or infamous bar or pub, a club, or that sort of place.Might as well, especially if we're doing dangerous work
>>108319>>Head to some local veteran crash place. A famous or infamous bar or pub, a club, or that sort of place.Someplace with a general spacer bar sort of feel, not so much a military type.Also, contact Mr. Canan, and see if he knows where any "off-duty" scouts who need a position might gravitate to.
>>108319>Head to some local veteran crash place. A famous or infamous bar or pub, a club, or that sort of place.First stop, and pot an ad online too, we can get responses while we meet people in person.
You rent out an apartment downtown [-100 Cr] and spend some time gathering information.Garrison is a very populous planet, counting about four billion inhabitants, and is a fairly important trading junction and military base, with a state-of-the-art spaceport. It stands to reason that it should have a very, very developed spacer community.With its own little traditions and rituals, its habits and gathering places.You track down one of those that seems promising to you: the "Triple Overdose", an old pub in a very central area of down, not too distant from the starport and access to the space elevator. It's a rainy night, and it's crowded as hell inside. To your surprise, the music isn't even that loud: A droning, repeating, almost industrial thumping bass with occasional variances in rhythm and pitch. Each thud makes the air in your lungs vibrate slightly.Furnishing is sparse, and mostly limited to worn-down wooden chairs and tables, and a lot of glowing neon and holographic signs. They go beyond advertisement, and probably in full "collection" territory. Some of the products featured also seem dated, or downright bizarre.You come back to the place multiple times in the span of two days, keep your ears open, pay a couple drinks, and figure out who's who.Three return customers here catch your attention:Rob McNevin, a tough-looking, square-jawed man fresh out of the army.Word is he got his papers about six months ago, but he can't figure out what to do next in life. He probably isn't very familiar with shipboard life, but he's been in the ground army, and seen action. Besides, you've seen him, and he looks like the sort of fellow who could knock you out with one punch. Also, according to the barman, he's never drunk himself silly, or been too rowdy. He's been described as "disciplined".Elena Zaibach. She doesn't talk much. Not many friends. Keeps to herself. Her jacket and unit patches say "Imperial Navy starfighter pilot", an elite. Word is that she was removed from active duty because of her reaction times and reflexes getting worse with age, until she didn't make the cut to a test and had to drop out. That sounds preposterous, given that she looks barely in her mid twenties, but you also know that the requirements for elite starfighter pilots are preposterous.Aeiea Tasoawalar, an Aslan chick, naturalized Imperial, who has been asking around about a crew willing to take her in. She even put up some flyers. She's apparently an experienced mechanic and ship engineer. Asking around, she also seems to be the friendly, sociable sort (even though about half of the people you talk with describe her in rather annoyed terms). One of the patrons also recounts an event in which he got in a fight with her over a small bet, and probably a non-trivial amount of alcohol, and Aeiea power-bombed him through a table.>Approach Rob McNevin>Approach Elena Zaibach>Approach Aeiea Tasoawalar>Look for other people>Try a new approach elsewhere
>>108656>Approach Elena Zaibach
>>108656All three sound promising, actually.The real question would be whether they can play ball with each other.
>>108689Agreed, let's approach all three in the following order.>Approach Aeiea Tasoawalar>Approach Elena Zaibach>Approach Rob McNevin
>>108656>Approach Elena ZaibachShe sounds First Mate material to me
>>108710This sounds good. Hopefully the four of us can get along.
You hang around the Triple Overdose until your first mark, Aeiea Tasoawalar, finally shows up, quite late into the night.She fits the description: a shortish (for that race) female Aslan with yellowish hair, green eyes and rounded ears. She's wearing overalls, heavy gloves, and work clothes.As soon as she walks into the pub, the first thing she does is walk around loudly saying hello to various patrons, some of which seem pleased to see her, others react out of pure politeness, and a few with just outright annoyance. She doesn't seem to notice it.Then, she heads over to the table and asks for a caledonian whiskey.You walk up to her, once she's settled down, and pull up a chair. "May I?"She gives you a glance, then shrugs. "Heh, sure, why not."You sit down. "A caledonian for me, too." You raise a finger to draw the barman's attention and place your order.Meanwhile, the Aslan is staring at you, frowning, as if trying to place you exactly..."No, we haven't met before. At least, I don't think so." You smile, guessing the cause of her distress.She seems to relax and downs her poison in a long gulp.>Ask about her past>Ask about her circumstances>Make some small talk to get on her good side and learn more about her. (Carouse roll: untrained!)>Explain your situation and ask her if she's interested in joining. (Persuade roll)>Talk about a specific subject (what?)>(other?)
>>108968>Make some small talk to get on her good side and learn more about her. (Carouse roll: untrained!)
>>108968>Ask about her circumstancesI hear she's looking for work
>>108968>Ask about her chipper attitude>Ask about her circumstances>Talk about a specific subjectThe engine and various other specs on the Phoenix.
>>108968>Ask about her circumstances
>>108968>Make some small talk to get on her good side and learn more about her. (Carouse roll: untrained!) Casually ask her about her past and circumstances. Maybe about the weather.
>>108968>>Ask about her circumstances>Explain your situation and ask her if she's interested in joining. (Persuade roll)
>>109033I'll back this.
>>109025I'd rather not go for the untrained rolls if possible
You sip your caledonian. "So, miss Tasoawalar, if I hear right?"She grins, showing quite pointy teeth. "I'm famous?""More like... well-known around here, I guess." Another sip. "I'm Hunter. Cyrus Hunter. Friends call me Scruffy."She lifts her (almost empty) glass to clink it to yours. "Nice to meetcha, Scruffy. What brought you here?""Starship I was working on had an accident on Luushakaan." You explain, choosing your words carefully. "Messy thing. A lot of people died. I managed."She nods. "Sounds like a nasty business. Isn't Luushakaan a corp holding?""Sternmetal Horizons. They... don't have good security there. I'm still not sure exactly what happened, but it ended with me taking a bullet." Another sip. "Turns out I saved the life of a Scout that was on our ship. So the Service hands me a big ship share as a reward.""Oh, oh, oh!" She nearly leaps up from her chair in excitement. "And you came to me because you heard I'm such a great engineer?""Maybe." You smile. "Where did you serve?""On the Emtherntayt, for about three years."You frown at the Aslan name. "Never heard of it.""Doesn't surprise me, I don't think they spend much time in Imperial space. Anyway, it belongs to an esyao of my aunt, she has a small shipping line in the Hierate and...""Hold it, hold it." You lift a hand. "What's an esyao? Is that a Trokh word?""A, um." She seems to realized she accidentally used her own native tongue for that. "Um. H- how do you say in Galanglic when two women are married to the same man? Like, the relation?"You're at a loss. "Concubine? Second wife?""Is it?" She doesn't seem to convinced. "Anyway, it was my aunt's second wife's ship.""I'm... not sure that wording is 100% right there, but I think I understand what you're trying to say." You sigh, scratching your head."Oh, but then I moved here on Garrison!" She smiles broadly. "Worked in a military workshop as a contracted civilian, fixing their ships.""So..." You conclude. "You never worked as crew on a human ship.""Can't be that much different from Aslan ships, right?" She replies, nonchalant....Truth be told, you have absolutely no idea.[SESSION END]
>>109127Cool.Thanks for the thread TQM
>>109127Thanks for running
>>109127Isn't she cute. Can we get her a corgi?See you next time, QM
>>109127I like her.Thanks TQM!
>>109127Out of curiosity, what is your timezone?
Thank you for playing.For this thread, you get 2 experience points.I'll go in more detail on how to spend them next thread, don't worry.The first few threads will be more generous with XP than normal, to let you fill in any "gap" you feel Hunter might have in his skills.To stay updated on the next thread, I have a twitter at @Exaltedfag, and an ask.fm account at http://ask.fm/Exaltedfag where you can freely ask any sort of question.I'm still searching for a good image for our hero.I'll accept proposals, but I prefer more hand-drawn character art to more realistic pictures for stylistic reasons. (I always feel like realistic pictures tend to clash with non-realistic drawings in art style)>>109193Central Europe. Which means that yes, it's late as fuck here and I should go to bed right away.If tomorrow this thread will still be around, though, I'll pop in to answer any questions or doubts, until it drops off the board.Clear skies to you, fellow travellers. Until next time.
>>109233What do you mean by hand drawn art, stuff like you've already used?
>>108710We need a mechanic and a party face, Aeia Tasoawalar seems like she could help on both accounts. Also, she can handle herself in a bar fight.
>>109233Actually I kinda picture us as something like this, older, bearded, some scars from the war, eyepatch is give or take though.Also as a question, what does Battle Dress do?
>>110463I think that is too clichéI want a guy who is well maintained and and possibly wears uniform
>>110646Possibly like this
>>109820More or less. Essentially, drawings, not photos.>>110463>Also as a question, what does Battle Dress do?It's a form of advanced military power armor sometimes employed by Marines. You were trained in its use and operation.Generally, civilians are not allowed to own it, because it's heavily restricted.Right, better to spend a few words talking about weapons restrictions.In short: it's complicated.Each world has its own laws, and, on top of that, if the world is part of the Third Imperium, there's also Imperial laws that apply.The Imperium is mostly concerned by large-scale terror attacks and disruption of trade and communications, as well as making sure that individual planets, corporations and private militias are not able to outgun it.To this end, it heavily restricts nuclear weaponry (not because it's particularly destructive, considering there are vastly more powerful weapons at high tech levels, but because it's a highly destructive weapon that's already available at a 1940s-equivalent tech level) and some of the most advanced and large-scale technologies (black globe generators, self-replicating machines, antimatter, wide-area EMP pulses, capital ship class meson guns and particle cannons, etc).Planetary governments are generally more concerned with civilians owning weapons and armor equivalent to or superior to those of their own law enforcement. Of course, there are exceptions.Garrison, being a militarized planet, has a very high law level, essentially martial law. Locals are used to living in this environment, but offworlders often consider it a repressive regime.Here, all weapons in civilian ownership are heavily regulated and restricted: you're able to own your gun and knife only because you have their permits (yes you need a permit for a knife here too) AND because you have served, and even then you're only allowed to keep them in your residence (in this case, your hotel room) and can't carry them around. Anyway, the higher a planet's "law level" is, the more heavily civilian ownership of weapons is restricted. Going from less to more heavily regulated items, here's a brief list to put things into perspective:Blades, melee weapons, and non-lethal firearms.Shotguns, hunting and sporting weapons.Conventional firearms like pistols and rifles.Concealable personal firearms.Firearms capable of a high rate of fire, like assault rifles.Heavy weapons, like machineguns, grenade launchers, etc.Directed energy weapons (laser rifles, etc.)NBC, Weapons of mass destruction.
>>110936Do we currently have a firearm?
>>110936What are we wearing and I think we should hire miss tasoawalar
>>110951You have an Instellarm 10mm "Comet".It's a conventional pistol with a box magazine holding 12 rounds. It's a very basic firearm, although it's on the heavier side as far as conventional pistols go.You had it on the Eutropia, in your quarters, but, when the mess happened, you forgot about it. You had the Scout Service return it to you together with your personal items.You don't have any spare ammo.
>>110951For that matter, do you think we got to keep our old captains 9mm?Then again, It might be better served to go off to his kid if he had one.Probably in a evidence locker somewhere since it was used to kill one of our crew...
>>110971You're wearing an armored leather jacket.Armored clothing is fairly common among spacers: it offers a bit of protection against harm, but isn't illegal anywhere (mostly) and doesn't obstruct movement, nor does it look as threatening as a flak vest or ballistic vest would.>>110975You're fairly sure it's being kept by the Scouts, yes. If they intend to keep this incident secret, it makes sense that they would keep everything under lock and key.
>>110985are Flak/Ballistic vests illegal?I think we should get a vest once we get the crew. also for the veterans network, there should be members of our old squad from the space marines we could connect with as well. some personal connections are better then unknowns also adds to the story
>>111000>are Flak/Ballistic vests illegal?Depends on where you are, what your permits say, and what your excuse is. Generally, they're considered "paramilitary" or "military" equipment, and regulated, restricted, or forbidden.They would be illegal under all circumstances on Garrison, for example, but Garrison has especially harsh laws on civilian ownership of military equipment. (Other planets might allow them, allow them in the streets but forbid them indoors, or weird local rules like "you can carry armor or weapons but not both at the same time". The galaxy is a weird place.)HOWEVER, Being an imperial service member who has been honorably discharged, you have a "General Category 3 Permit", which means that you're generally trusted with possession and use of paramilitary weapons and armor. As a general rule, armor (in rough order from less to more protection):- Armored clothing (like the one you wear) will usually not cause trouble, especially with your permit. (it WOULD cause trouble on Garrison if you didn't have the permit, but that's only because Garrison is very restrictive. Most worlds aren't.)- Flak vests offer more protection, but WILL cause trouble on high-law planets unless you have a justification (like a mercenary contract) or specific special permits.- Vacc suits offer as much protection as Flak jackets, and it's get permits for them because they're work clothes, but if you walk around town in a spacesuit, people will definitely ask you what the hell you're doing.- Heavy combat armor is nearly always illegal on non-lawless planets. The only possible exception would be if you're under contract as a mercenary.- Battle dress is basically outlawed on all planets, with the sole possible exception of large mercenary groups in good standing with the law.Keep in mind that these restrictions only apply on places where there's law and officers to uphold it. You could ride your Battle Dress (if you had one) on a deserted planet and of course no one would care.One last thing thing: when you're in your spaceship, or landed at a spaceport, only Imperial laws apply, which just means "no weapons of mass destruction". You could have an arsenal of laser rifles on your ship and (in theory) no one could tell you anything, because spaceports are considered extra-national territories under the aegis of Imperial High Laws, which are concerned with preventing large-scale terrorism and WMDs, not with what gun you have in your pockets.The planet's laws would, however, forbid you from carrying that equipment outside with you.>>111000>also for the veterans network, there should be members of our old squad from the space marines we could connect with as wellYou can look for them, but you're very far from where you served. It would be a very lucky coincidence to find someone you know here.
>>110971I'm leaning toward agreeing with you on miss Tasoawalar, but I'd like to ask the workshop where she worked about her before we seal the deal. As long as they have reasonably nice things to say about her we should welcome her aboard.
Is there gonna be a new thread or are we gonna continue here?
>>111224Idk, I've been waiting for hours and now I' go to sleep.
>>111224>>111236Well, I did say the session was over. I'm just monitoring the thread for questions, but I can't continue it right now.
>>111300I totally forgot until just now, but where's Rrarlk?Is he on Garrison too, do we have any idea when he'll be up?
>>114121oooh yeah..... He was fucking worthless through the entire event... I was expecting him to wake up and added to the drama earlier.... what was his job again?
>>114446He was the helmsman, also known as the pilot.Cerebral hypoxia is not something you just wake from, unfortunately.
>>115799Though he likely would have been able to help if other anons didn't vote for not responding to him.