The Lost

new beginings

Well today finds you sitting at the bar in the “Lucky 7’s Tavern”, which is situated in the Dorubuni Starport facility. You’re watching the news feed on the monitors, maybe playing a few games of Holo-pool or perhaps a “friendly” game or two of cards in one of the quiet dark booths towards the back. Your R&R is interrupted by an “Emergency Broadcast” on all the Vid-screens in the tavern, the presenter reads the following.

 Routine communications have just informed us that 5 weeks ago there was, at the Corserc Alpha-A penal complex on Azizos a catastrophic equipment failure, reports also indicate that it was shortly followed by mass rioting, and further to that several security vessels where hi-jacked resulting in a mass breakout.

 We have been assured that numerous Sector and Subsector security forces have been dispatched to the area and a thorough search of the surrounding systems is being conducted, as we report this news.

 We can also report that several Government & Private bodies on Ironknight have tendered their intent to assume control of the situation and of the Azizos Penal Complex. A spokesman for the Ironknight Government has pledged full assistance, and that they will be assuming full control and responsibility for securing the system. Furthermore he also added that “Azizos will no longer be the sectors dumping ground, and Dorubuni will have to find a new world to send its law breakers too!”

 Corserc, who “were” responsible for the complex have rebuked that statement, saying “that it breached contract” and “there is several decades left to run on our agreement, and any challenge to that would be met with full legal defence”

 Corserc further went on to issue a statement claiming the breakout to be “under containment” and that the list of escapees was small, and the majority of those at large to be a minimum risk to citizens! However there were several violent and hard-core criminals at large, and their details have been passed to all relevant authorities

So after the last few days/weeks you both have developed a friendship, what do you do now? There seems to be several options and the possibility of job vacancies. Either way your cash is dwindling and you need an employer or some means of income!
Other news broadcast today

 Leading fashion designer Audra He’Lens has just launched her new label “Frostbyte” Ms He’Lens suffered horrendous injuries last year in a snow rafting accident on Frost Helm. After being tossed from her raft during a descent, she free fell down a slope and in the process lost both her arms and legs.

 Audra He’Lens has been keen to get back to work, and with her army of assistants she has managed what most thought impossible! She will be hosting a charity function this month to co-inside with her launch.

 She also revealed in a statement today she will be the main subject of cybernetic testing program, when we spoke to Ms He’Lens about it she told us “It will be great, even if I can just do something simple like apply my own make-up” she further commented “I would also like to thank all the staff at the Barivituba Medical Centre, and the Clifton Research Facility for their ongoing care and treatment”

5 weeks later
the search begins

The Characters decided to “obtain” Bounty Hunting licences, however in the process they find employment with CorSerc and are assigned to a converted Scout/Courier to hunt down several of the more high risk Escapees! they were dispatched to the Ironknight system to meet up with their ship. after 5 weeks travel they were happy to be off of the subsidised transport and eating real food again, First Officer Griggs shared his thoughts with the Captain as they shared a light lunch and drinks at the Ironknight Starport Facility. It is now 17:00 hours pre-flight checks done! Jump Nav set, seat belts fastened! luggage stowed! and they are ready to depart for Audl Lota a wild lawless frontier planet, to investigate the first leads into the escapees…

Breaking news for today
You receive this bulletin as you are leaving orbit on the local channel
 Today the sector Government on Dorubuni announced it has awarded the contract to construct a new fleet of Interstellar Vessels, the contract awarded to Ratatalue Interstellar Dynamics will see an new phase and approach to sector security with the “Hand of Destiny “ project receiving the green light
 Ratatalue Interstellar Dynamics released a statement today saying they were excited to have been given the contract and pleased to be the providers of a new age of defence and security to the sector
 In continuing they also announced that the shakedown and modelling of the 2 prototype’s, the Scout leader (SL) and the dockable Strike Scout (SS) went extremely well and all parties were very happy with the outcome “we are over joyed and very very pleased that this tender has gone into production and will mean that our space docks will be a buzz of energy for years to come”
 Sector government were sketchy when asked for and details and refused comment on any technical details – other than to clarify that the SL was large ship capable of accepting several smaller scouts in its docking bays, their final comment was “now the sector can spread its arms wide and its hands can now reach every system”
 On another note the official “No Comment” is still being received from Tevifa Strategic Defense Systems, with their undisclosed interruption of their tender process, it would seem for the time being that their project is still at a standstill and the sector will not be seeing any vessels from their yards in the foreseeable future.
 When we asked Dorubuni Sector Government about this issue, they said “We have been made aware of certain situations that have arisen with Tevifa Strategic Defense Systems, the situation is under investigation and we assure you that Tevifa Strategic Defense Systems are in no way responsible and are not in breach of any contracts we are in constant communication and are assisting them during this time”
 The Ratatalue system is the Subsector (H) capital of the same name, is a matriarchal society and their current leader Administrator Juda Wardson governs a peaceful system the homeworld is a lush garden paradise with it billions of citizens enjoying an idyllic lifestyle, as one of the most advanced systems in the entire sector they are renowned for their manufacturing technologies and the grace and beauty that accompanies it. They have a tradition of naming all vessels after previous much loved leaders and heroines – they are happy that Sector Government have allowed them to follow this tradition in space and the hunt is on for pioneering names for this new fleet

Audl Lota
Cowboys, Injuns, & las-guns

You are approaching Audl Lota, a couple of days out your team is preparing but for what?
Cpt Yardley has never visited this world, neither has Callaghan – this is a brave new world for all of you!!! What do you expect? What are the “Natives” like? How will you find Ricard?

The Games Afoot
Bandits, Ballistics, and Balls!!!

You awake to a dusty, dry morning already the town folk are mustering and starting their daily tasks, livestock is being driven into town, produce is being set up on displays, and exotic items are on display. The sound of a hundred tongues is almost musical, if it wasn’t interrupted by the screams and shouts of angry patrons and adamant proprietors. The yard is abuzz with activity as the two Mil-spec units have been readied and prepared for the journey, the familiar aroma of fresh coffee wafts through the enclosure, its pungent odour starting to clear the haze from last nights drinks! “Boy what did i drink last night”.

Fly Me To The Stars
The Hunt Continues...

News of the Day
- Today The Dorubuni Executive issued orders that as of todays date CorSerc has been stripped off all contracts and responsibility for any Sector and SubSector business
- A spokesman for the Government further explained that due to recent failures and mis-management
their services will no longer be needed and that the process of change over has begun, with Official Sector and SubSector security officials taking over all outlets as soon as humanly possible.
- CorSerc issued a statement likewise, claiming that the riots, outbreaks, and damages were an orchestrated act that was unkown to its agencies until it was enacted on, however after pursuing the matter in the legal field they are forced to comply with Sector rulings
- This is not the end of CorSerc, they still have several large private contracts within the Sector, though this will effect thier profits in the short term the company foresee a path of reconstruction and intend to stay afloat.
- The Ironknight Goverment today also issued a statement regarding the on going murder investigation , confirming that Blaine Griggs (who is wanted for questioning) has still not turned up, and that in a show of solidarity and loyalty has now awarded the contract for his apprehension for questioning to CorSerc.
- CorSerc went on to make a statement that Mr Griggs was an associate of theirs and after enquiry have dispatched a vessel to his last known location.

Your ship docks with the orbital facility, and your crew is now eager to set sail for the next leg of your mission.
you are all busy preparing to make flight when a communication comes through the comms
“Captain Yardley and crew, you are ordered to stand down and await arrival of commanding officer”
followed shortly with “Please confirm”

A Captured Government
The more they squeeze, the more slips through the fingers

You all have grown accustomed to the Gavel over the last 3 weeks, you are settled in your quarters, the bridge is all new and smells like “New Car” (a 21st cent reference), the mess is all white and clean – overall it is a really good ship and you haven’t discovered any faults to the build. On your approach to Tr’Darro you perform all your regular checks and scans, your are taken aback there is no ships registering in system, this is something you have not seen before – a system devoid of traffic!
You make your contact with the dock (it is planet-side so your going to land) and no reply is returned, you give each other a quizzical look “You need fuel, so you’re going to have to land”
once you close to intercept range your intercom crackles to life “This is Tr’Darro central, please state your intentions within this system?” the tone and manner of the message is very regimental and you are about to answer when the message repeats. Yardley opens the comms and states your intention to land and refuel, he is answered and you are given a flight path and a docking number. The Gavel proceeds along the specified route and enters the planets atmosphere, you descend to the appointed docking platform and on your approach you notice on your display that awaiting your arrival is an armoured squad and an armed GCarrier.
Yardley turns to you both and says “Well this looks like a warm welcome i don’t suppose either of you slept with the base commanders daughter and left without a kiss?”

A distinctly wild district
on the sectors edge

You find yourselves descending through the clouds, the sun sparkling of the almost calm ocean off Verdunea. This is a pretty planet almost as if your god had taken a hand in it’s creation with love- if only this system was closer to the sector core it would be a goldmine for tourism. You are shaken out of your day dream by a shudder and slight lurching as Callaghan operates the skimming mechanisms “Captain your free to drop us down and scoop some water” Callaghan says, it seems Yardley was in similar dreams as it takes him a few seconds to register Callaghan’s report. He says to Callaghan “you really should consider moving up to the bridge more often – you miss so many beautiful sights, stuck down below.”
After taking your fill of water the Gavel takes some altitude and begins refining fuel from the water, you achieve orbit height and say goodbye to Verdunea next stop Lazuteson and hopefully Snow…

The beginning of the End of the Road
when you run out of road....

You are approaching Serevoic, your sensors on passive when you notice that most of the larger freighters are carrying water you doubled check the results and yes water! Flipping over the system data it becomes clear Serevoic is a desert world – and you thought Audl Lota was dry…
Serevoic is an A Class planet, of average size and atmosphere she enjoys a slightly higher than average population, a lenient law level and a feudal technocracy ruled by the rich services and trade – a perfect world some would say apart from the total lack of water! It’s lucky that she is very rich in ore and materials otherwise no-one could afford a drink.
After viewing system details you flick through the other 2 choices Snow suggested, the next system inline is Reeto, a small world with a thin atmosphere 50% water a tiny population and no established law and government and a non stellar tech level.
Second on the list is Kavliny, this E Class system boasts a massive planet with a dense but healthy atmosphere it’s surface is almost covered in water with a small population in the tens of thousands and a medieval democracy – a very rustic and rural planet.
Snow also adds “You forgot Zonq” so you flick that file over Zonq is a very basic system rated only just at a D a large world with a tainted atmosphere at 90% water landmass is at a premium bandits tens of millions of citizen’s cram into large heavily populated cities reminiscent of 1800’s earth and a bureaucratic government rules through an average law level.

All the Kings Men
The finale draws nigh...

You find yourself crouching in a wooded area on Kavliny, hiding from a small group of travellers that are passing your way. They ride large domesticated toads “Barkbacks” and it would seem obvious that the chap in the middle is of some importance as his two companions are dressed well below his level. Snow and Jefferson now look to you to make the decision as how to proceed, and at this point it is quiet possible you are the first off-worlders these fellows have been in proximity to…

The Tranquil Warmth
The Spirit it awakens....

You are in awe and wonder, your senses tingle as your body feels refreshed in the warmth of the light. Again looking around you feel a cool breeze blowing onto you and it is then you see 3 figures moving towards you amongst the trees, closer they move at first they appear to be men but as they break the tree line and enter the clearing you can now see the are a bipedal frog humanoid they wear nothing but a loin cloth and all three carry ornate staffs though you sense the one in the middle is the leader. they continue approaching until only a few feet away then stop they all bow, you try to say something but no sound comes from your lips however they reply with words forming in your mind.
“Roger we have waited a long time for you to reach this place – we have watched your journey and seen your actions, some have been good others not so. now it is time to start a new journey and right some of your wrongs and to grow and discover the new, while reflecting the old” the three of them bow slightly and then continues “Now come with us Roger – take the first steps on this journey”.


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