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Welcome to the Call of Althara, a specific campaign based in my “Burning Twilight” universe. A combination science fiction/fantasy game that is always looking for new players. If you are interested in knowing more, please follow the links on the right, and generally it is good to start at General Game Information.

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Captain’s Log: Info Snatch

CAPTAIN’S LOG: INFO GRAB
Date:  0512,4482

Outside Core Sector on Pelagos Station

Destination:              Pelagos Station
Port of Departure:   N/A
Date:                             0512,4482
Port of Arrival:         N/A
Date:                             0512,4482

Crewmen/Guests on Board:
Damien Freeman
Illiana
Will
Cesta Usador
Ezelle

Enemies Encountered: A “See” courier

Space Conditions: Local space was quiet, no enemy combatants or neutral forces present around the station.

Purpose of Arrival: The purpose of going to Pelagos was to secure a storefront for sales of our goods. Turned out we also did a snatch and grab of info from a See Courier.

DETAILED WRITE UP

The group led by Damien went out and met with Dockmaster Janet DelaCruz from Section E03 in the docking area. They reviewed two different storefronts and settled on the smaller one, capable of holding some samples and conducting business, but not too large to attract too much attention.

During their time there, they met up with Miya, the fixer that was rescued a few weeks before. She had learned of a See Courier that was staying at the Golden Lion Hotel, a large upscale place.

Miya felt obligated due to her rescue to provide this information along with disguise kits. The information that the Courier was carrying would undoubtably be high value and help pay back the group for their assistance.

The group consisted of Damien, Will, Illiana, Cesta and Ezelle. They rented a room with their disguises down the hall from the Courier’s room. At three in the morning they struck quickly, using Ezelle they got past the bio scanners and tasered the courier. They secured the data on a memory chip and retreated with no damage, no casualties and with no one having a clue as to who they were.

They returned to Rose with no problems. It was a job well done.

XP Award: 5
Related Logs: None

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Captain’s Log: Miya and the Bloody Kree

CAPTAIN’S LOG: MIYA AND THE BLOODY KREE
Date:  2804,4482

Kree Mansion on Kaledon III

Destination:              Kaledon System
Port of Departure: Myrina V
Port of Arrival:        Pelagos Station

Crewmen/Guests on Board:
Damien Freeman
Illiana
Will
Trouble
Vanth
Powers Booth
Cesta Usador
Rose Red

Enemies Encountered: Mo’tar Raiding Band – Bloody Kree

Space Conditions: Local space had several Mo’tar warships waiting at the Delta I type warp gate.

Purpose of Arrival: The purpose of going to Kaledon was to rescue Miya Talgal, a known fixer and arbiter for several systems around Pelagos Station. She is being held by the Bloody Kree for ransom.

Bloody Kree Raiders: Led by “Red Jack”, these raiders preyed on areas around Pelagos Station. They specifically aimed to raid the regular stagecoaches (the nickname for transport routes through the larger area of space). Having taking tens of thousands in credit and material they are wanted for robbery, murder, kidnapping and various other crimes. The current price on their head was for $50,000 credits for Red Jack, and an additional $10,000 for each confirmed member. Each member has a blood dipped feather tattooed on themselves.

DETAILED WRITE UP

The Captain received a request from Tolen to rescue a Miya Talgal. Miya had been captured by a Mo’tar Raiding Band named the Bloody Kree and they had settled on Kaledon. The raiding band had the single warp gate covered with two Ant class corvettes.

Forceable extraction via normal means was unavailable and Miya had left orders she was to never be ransomed. This leaves extraction through the use of a ship that can enter and exit system in stealth mode. Once they alert the Mo’tar, they will have approximately 72 minutes to extract themselves.

The location of the Kree is in a taken over ski chalet. The floor plan is below:

She was being held in the upper floor of the house. She was watched over by Red Jack and 15 of his people, plus an Infantry Walker.

We exited our home system and the trip there went fairly fast with no mishaps. Will was not “excited” by how fast Rose was traveling, so she adjusted her speed for him. We arrived in system approximately 0200 and took a Echo class sweep of the system. We arrived planetside approximately 2000 where Vanth, Will, Damien, Illiana, Cesta and Ezelle disembarked on a shuttle.

Upon arrival of the planet they landed approximately two miles outside of the chalet and approached on foot. They came across some placed anti-personnel mines in the snow which they circumvented. They then performed a sweep up the back stairs and into the  caretaker’s quarters.

During this time they eliminated 3 individual Mo’tar and split up. Will and Cesta stayed below and the rest went above. Some sort of mishap occurred when Illiana shifted and she ended up through the floor. While they cleared the caretaker’s quarters of three, Will was made invisible by Cesta and took out the walker by sneaking up and removing the power coupling as the pilot slept.

Vanth, Damien and Illiana then secured the backroom with Miya in it. They confirmed that Red Jack was the person in the room they had dispatched and they freed her. Meanwhile Will chopped apart the last fighting Mo’tar, after the rest had fled.

The team shortly thereafter left planet with Miya and arrived back on Rose, where we left system with our target secured.

XP Award: 5 + individual awards
Related Logs: None

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Miya Talgal (fixer)

Name: Miya Talgal
Aliases: Miya Five Fingers, Alkai, Marilyn Tokawa
Date of Birth: 0212, 4420
Place of Birth: Glengarry I
Nationality: Albion
District: Core Sector Xb

PERSONAL DETAILS
Sex: Female                                   Age: 62
Height: 5’3”                                 Weight: 112lbs
Eyes: Cyber Blue                         Hair: Black
Scars and Marks: Multiple tattoos on her body from when she was part of the Yakuza
Occupation: Diplomat, Negotiator, Fixer
Most Recent Residence: Pelagos Free Station

Details
Not much is known about Miya before she appeared as a runner at the age of 19. It is believed she worked the streets of Glengarry when she was younger as a “Dump Rat”, a person who worked out of Glengarry’s ship graveyard.

For almost twenty years she worked as a successful runner, earning a reputation of a solid, trustable place to go when a job needed to be done. She worked for underworld organizations such as the Yakuza, Mafia, and Triads. She was injured several times and slowly built up her body with cybernetics and biotech.

By the age of 30 she was doing work for corporations and began to be a runner less and less and instead started arranging runs instead for these same corporations. By the time she was 50 she became one of the premiere fixers for corporate and national interests, with the occasional job from the Yaks.

In 4482 her transport was attacked and captured by a Mo’tar raiding band. Resulting in her being taken to Kaledon to await ransom or execution.

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Wolf Class K-Boat Deck Plan

Name:            Wolf Class K-Boat
Type:               Streamlined Warp Ship
Size:                30,000 tons
Length:          800 feet approx. (maybe, design still being finalized)

Outside/Level View Deck Plans (individual deck plans coming soon):

 

Rose Levels 1-3 First Draft

Floors 1 through 3 (top to bottom)

Rose Levels 4-6 First Draft

Floors 4 – 6 (top to bottom)

Rose Levels 6-9 First Draft

Floors 7-9 (top to bottom)

Floor Level Descriptions are outdated, refer to the deck plans until I get a new write up.

FRONT HULL

The front hull of the ship is where most of the “business” of the ship is located. Most sensors, command and control, science labs. The warp bullet is what allows the ship to “slide” into warp space without opening a full gate and thus revealing itself. Finally the main purpose of the ship are the torpedo launchers capable of anti-shipping and anti-planetary operations.

Floor 1 (Conning Tower): This is the conning tower, traditionally where the captain and crew pilot the ship. It is fully functional, with access to viewing of the outside to use for star navigation or visual verification of outside entities (this is more effective in the warp then you think). While it is a tradition, most ships are captained and manned in the combat centers located in the heart of the fore section, providing more protection.

Floor 2: These is the fore small craft bays (secondary bays for small shuttles, not for transport of supplies). Often used for landing teams. In addition, there are weapon systems designed to attack small craft that might be attacking or harassing the ship. Supplies can be moved via “B”, the Retractable power/supply coupling. The ship must retract the coupling to open a gate, or risk destabilizing the warp ring that the gate mechanisms create.

Floor 3: Location of many of the science and medical facilities. It is also where the secondary bridge and communications/control is located. Placing it in a more secure location then an outer hull, and closer to the command/control areas.

Floor 4: Additional forward weapons platform, generally the smaller torpedo banks along with auxiliary firing facilities. Additional crew activities areas are used here.

Floors 5 and 6: These represent the core living areas of the crew in the front hull region. They include science labs, crew areas (galley, workout rooms, entertain areas). There are some officer quarters here as well. The area closest to the nose is shielded heavily due to the “Warp Bullet”. There usually is not higher risk, but since the nose is what pierces the warp membrane unlike other ships, caution is taken. In addition, since these are the most secure front hull areas they are also equipped to house the sarcophagus traversing system (see note 1) to allow the most access. Each floor has a Sarcophagus room.

Floor 7: Torpedo launchers, secondary control systems for weapons and secondary power supply (including battery storage).

Floor 8: Torpedo launchers, auxillary weapons control, ammunition storage for torpedoes.

Floor 9: storage, elevators both to rear of ship and up into ammunition bins. Secondary anti-small ship weaponry can be installed here (depending on the specific craft).

CENTER HULL

The center hull consists mostly of the day to day living area for enlisted personnel. It is also where the majority of the gate mechanism system exists.

Floor 10 and 13: The gate mechanism levels. These levels are comprised of conduits, wiring, miles of cables with crawlways all around. The hull here is a bit thicker and lined with special materials to help insulate and resist buckling by the warp gate mechanism. These levels are how you access the mechanism itself.

Floor 11 and 12: Primary living areas for enlisted personnel including bunks, showers, entertainment.

AFT/REAR HULL

The primary purpose of this section is the main engines, power generation and shuttle bay/storage access.

Floor 14: These is the fore small craft bays (secondary bays for small shuttles, not for transport of supplies). Often used for landing teams. In addition, there are weapon systems designed to attack small craft that might be attacking or harassing the ship. Supplies can be moved via “B”, the Retractable power/supply coupling. The ship must retract the coupling to open a gate, or risk destabilizing the warp ring that the gate mechanisms create.

Floor 15: Engineering, storage stations and solar sail mechanism (as a tertiary backup power system).

Floors 16-19: These floors are taken up by the main engine, engineering stations and quarters, and storage supply. The engines on these ships are massive, but they are not large squares so this leaves lots of areas for small rooms, caches and crawl spaces. The rest of the area is dedicated to engine supplies such as lubricant, fuel, spare parts and small emergency workshops.

Floor 20: This is the main hanger bay, storage facility and mechanical garage.

Floor 21: storage, elevators both to rear of ship and up into ammunition bins. Secondary anti-small ship weaponry can be installed here (depending on the specific craft).

LETTERED SECTIONS OF THE SHIP

A1-A4 Gate Mechanisms

  • A1 Lower Gate Mechanism
  • A2 Port Gate Mechanism
  • A3 Upper Gate Mechanism
  • A4 Starboard Gate Mechanism

The gate mechanism starts at the shipyard in a pre-defined construction. However, as the ship travels, the gate mechanisms tend to shift over time and as they are used. After a few years of regular travel the old plans for the gate mechanism is no longer beneficial. This is why its important for engineer/mechanic longevity. They will learn the ins and outs of the tunnels, ducts, conduits and rooms. When not in use, the mechanisms are pulled tight against the hull of the ship.

B Retractable Power/Supply Coupling.

Because the main supply shuttles will land in the rear of the ship, a retractable power/supply coupling is used to transport munitions and personal supplies to other portions of the ship. Before the upper or lower gate mechanisms can be extended or retracted, the coupling will need to be pulled back to allow access.

C: Main engines: capable of FTL travel with a tri-fuel arrangement (ram scoop, fusion, hard tack refined fuel).

D: “Warp Bullet”: This is a solid cone on the nose accompanied by quadruple the normal living wire, conduits and interfaces. This bullet is what lets the ship enter warp space by piercing the skin of the warp, instead of ripping a gate open like most

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Episode 9: Unforeseen Consequences

by Jenny Fillger, April 14, 4482 ASF

Somewhere Near Pelegos Free Station Today, your eye on the stars reporter witnessed probably the most fantastic event she has seen this year. An actual magical ritual that ended in the loss of a leg, a savaging of another leg and a pretty brutal headbutt resulting in our hero Damien’s loss to an 10 or 11 year old girl.

It started today with our arrival at our secret base, orbiting somewhere in the nearest systems of Pelegos.

We touched down and began the repair of the Rosenrot. Over the previous six months the crew has only become a closer family. Let me see if I can recount that quickly

  • The crew successfully robbed an art gala put on by the Xintec Corporation.
  • They retrieved ancient items that contained a red skinned girl named Ezelle and a tall, slender, pointy eared mage named Cesta.
  • They found a secret base from which to conduct their business.
  • They came across a primitive group of Mo’tar who were implanted with very expensive cybernetics.
  • They conducted a prisoner rescue on a damaged prison transport ship the Tartarus.
  • They raided a salvage ship, the Centaur to retrieve as much living wire as possible. While there they killed a Kharne cult, including a Fallen Legionnaire.

These people are no joke in what they do, so it caught this reporter off guard when the unthinkable happened. Crew member attacked crew member.

Not the actual fountain, but close.

It started in a simple magical circle. The Altharin mage Cesta had taken the illusive yet beautiful cat lady Illiana to a garden spot. There he conducted a ritual that would free Illiana from her locked form. Evidently her race, the Mishar, is a shifter race that can become a 1200lb tiger that hunts warp creatures. At this point in time, the human looking beastman child came to the clearing to watch.

Yes folks, we can see where this is going from here.

The mage was successful, and she was freed. It evidently was so sudden and unexpected that the tiger part of her frenzied and she accidentally attacked Cestus, bitting his leg clean off. There was screaming, blood and even more blood.

Unexpectedly the child, ironically named Trouble jumped between them and attempted to taser the large cat. The child kept screaming for Illiana to listen and to leave the elf alone. This gathered the bloodthirsty tiger’s attention and Illiana then attacked Trouble three times. All three times the child miraculously dodged the cat, pulled Cesta away, and attempted to taser Illiana.

Yes, the actual child but a younger picture.

Yes, this is the size comparison between Trouble and Illiana (actually its bigger)

At this time Damien stepped in and attempted to stop the attack. His storm carbine missing the very agile cat. Don’t forget folks, I say the word cat, but this was a 1200lb tiger the size of a small car.

Yes, Damien is this dashing

The fourth and last attack was fated to go differently and the cat chewed on the child’s left leg. Trouble, in a Beastman frenzy screamed and pulled her knife attempting to stop the cat. It was at this point in time Cesta screamed a command at Illiana and she responded, sitting down and became obedient.

Damien leaped into action, taking Trouble’s knife, not realizing Trouble was frenzied. The child turned towards her friend and head butted him with her tiny head with even tinier horns. That was it, Damien’s lights were knocked out and he collapsed unconscious. It as then that Will, Vanth and the rest broke into the clearing, securing the situation.

The end result was Cesta getting his leg reattached by the combat surgeon Dr. Poosh Ooblit Bandoo Danadda in what has to be this reporter’s best experience with a doctor. Trouble was fixed quickly and nothing permanently damaged on Damien, not even his pride.

I do have to say this group is exciting, friendly and I am sure many adventures await us.

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Patagonia (settlement)

PATAGONIA SETTLEMENT

Patagonia Overall Map

System: Myrina
Planet: Myrina V
Climate: High Desert
Elevation: 4,055 ft (1,236 m)
Settlement Population: 5,913
Temperature Range: -10 to 62c.
Ruler: Lord Ransaka,
Defenses: 120 sworn men. No local police.

Roll over image to get title of which map it is.

Patagonia is a town in the Daedal Rim. As of the  4470 census, Patagonia had a population of 5,913. Patagonia was formerly a supply center for nearby system mines, both on planet and on some of the moons. It was originally designed as a tourist destination, retirement community and arts center when the initial surveyors had thought they found a warp gate. That plan did not work out.

The Nature Conservancy’s Patagonia-Sonoita Creek Preserve (listed on the map as Sonoita) adjacent to the town, it seeks to preserve all artifacts found on the planet. Native Seeds/SEARCH maintains a farm for growing out and preserving seed of endangered crops in the area, forms of crops resistant to desertification.

Places of Interest in Patagonia (more to come)

patagoniatownhallPatagonia Town Hall, the center of “power” in Patagonia is a five member council including Mayor J.S. Erickson, Vice Mayor Cally Steyer,  Members: Mike Salient, Margaret Henrietta, and Jay Slag.

KPUP Community Radio Station, manned by Vince Jaeger this is the main mode of entertainment on the planet. The radio has about a 100 mile range and is able to reach all the settlements on the planet.

Wagon Wheel Saloon, the “go to bar” for all visitors, pirates, bandits and mercenaries that arrive in system. Fights occur often, and are sometimes deadly. However, they serve an excellent Iberian flan. The place is owned by Jezebel, a Kontori Courtesan.

uspsComm Center, this is the planetary communications array for the surrounding settlements. It is capable of sending a Class 3 Interstellar communications (lowest speed). There is usually at least two people on duty and an additional two guards from Lord Ransaka’s personal guard.

 

 

 

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