Thursday, July 9, 2015

Session 3.3: Prologue to Paul: Monkey on a Mission

Favorite In-Game Quote: Halleck: "Everyone free tonight?" Dax: "Sure, I'll cancel with your mother."

Date: 11JUN3800-12JUN3800

Location: Planet Sin

While Governor Bandolin recovers in the hospital, the rest of the crew meet with the Heyson representative (Mr. Rufus) to tip him off about the Silver Army weapons factory. Halleck, Dax, and Blain offer to assist Mr. Rufus' raiding team. They meet that night at one of the Sin Starport Police precincts to go over the battle plan. Unlike the crew, the Heyson police do not know the exact building that the factory is in, and plan to isolate the neighborhood and continue to raid buildings until they hit their target. The crew then loads into armored police vehicles with Mr. Rufus and his twelve-man strike team and speeds off to the area of operations.

The first two buildings of the raid are cleared with no sign of the Silver Army. Upon approaching the back of the third building, the crew notices a garage door. They breach the door using Dax's gravity hammer and push into a minor gang's chop shop. Most of the thugs rush to the back door to escape, but a few draw weapons. Dax uses his grenade launcher to blow up one of the cars, killing two thugs and injuring six. Halleck calls for a surrender of the remaining thugs, and they comply.

While the Heyson police rush in to arrest/treat the wounded hooligans, Halleck sneaks out to the fourth building (the one known to hold the factory) and finds a locked door at the bottom of the stairwell. He uses his stealth technology to wait on the wall. Soon after this, the Heyson police (along with Dax and Blain) rush in. As he kicks open the locked door, the breach man is pelted by an anti-personnel mine. He crumples back and the rest of the team storms in. They find a series of gauss-weapon assembly lines being worked by nineteen people, ranging from elderly to infants. As they push in, they are ambushed by six Silver Army thugs rapid-firing gauss rifles. Two officers are killed in the ensuing firefight. Halleck leaves the building and goes back in to avoid suspicion from the overwatch teams, arriving just in time to add his marksmanship to the fight. The battle ends as Blain cuts the last thug in half with his axe. Dax rushes the wounded door-breecher to the Providence for medical treatment. He makes a full recovery, and promises to have Dax's back in the future if he ever needs help.

During the chaos of arresting the workers, Halleck goes around to the wounded thugs and quietly executes them. Two sobbing children observed his actions before he activated his stealth suit. Although Halleck suggests that the raid end here, Mr. Rufus orders a search of the rest of the buildings in the neighborhood. Inside one they find the robot chicken fighting ring, with six Silver Army thugs placing bets. They round up these men and take them to the station. The crew later sends Thatcher to bribe the thugs into silence by promising Baron Boy membership.

Due to the casualties sustained in the raid, Mr. Rufus plans to head back to Zenna on 18JUN3800. Learning this, the crew gives the plasma weapons factory the green light to start production. Profits will begin to accumulate on 01JUL3800. At this point the crew started dividing their attention into personal affairs.

Blain was given a delivery by a man with a robot companion who claimed to be his nephew. Dismissing him (and not providing a tip) Blain went inside the ship with his package. Before he opened it, his alien monkey Paul sniffed the container and frantically fled. Opening the box, Blain was horrified to discover severed alien monkey paws similar to Paul's. A note at the bottom challenged him to stop the slaughter by going to the Heyson Xeno-Primatology society in Zenna. Wrapped up with gang activity, Blain sent a message to Zenna indicating that he was interested, and would join them as soon as possible. He briefly considered boosting Paul's intelligence with implants and sending him on the mission in his stead.

Dax wanted to learn more about the Baron Boys. He went to a local bar posing as a potential buyer. Two Baron Boys men approached him, suspicious of his interest. Luckily, Dax was able to woo them with a promise to let them try his grav-belt if they hooked him up with a plasma-weapons sale. As they left, Dax shot bugs onto them, which he remotely spread to their lieutenants. From his bugs Dax learned that the plasma weapons shipments were going to a planet called Porphura, to the stellar north of Heyson.

Halleck went to visit Kevo in the hospital. He told Kevo that he believed that his current path would lead to death and destruction. Kevo told him that he believed that breaking away from the Republic would lead to the betterment of Sin. Recruitment for his army would get people off the streets and give them pride in their country. Seeing that Kevo truly cared about reviving the soul of his planet, Halleck agreed to an easy peace.

Saturday, July 4, 2015

Session 3.2: Prologue to Meca-Hitler

Favorite In-Game Quote: "We'll genetically modify OUR OWN robot chickens!"

Date (Heyson Standard): 06JUN3800-10JUN3800

Location: Planet Providencia (Sin)

The adventure began with the crew of the Providence hosting a dinner party for their two partnership gangs, the Baron Boys and the Brass Boys (now renamed the Brass Brewers to differentiate from their partners). The dinner was held at Governor Bandalin's estate, and featured good foot, a cigar room with complimentary smoking jackets and fedoras, and a robotic rapper named Two-Volts. The dinner went pleasantly enough, with the three parties making small talk and spreading gossip. Topics discussed were the rising number of Altrani (space elf) raids on Heyson ships, hiring lion-men mercenaries, and how to properly say grace to Ooba-Mai.

During the dinner, Kevo received a visit from a Heyson representative. The man had been providing Providencia with badly-needed medical supplies, and wanted to speak with Kevo about the rising concern of illicit firearm manufacturing and exportation on Sin. He declared that the planet was under federal investigation to "help" the governor rid himself of the crime "problem". After he left the crew gathered with Red Hawk and the Count to discuss ways to get the representative out of the picture. In the end, a plan was hatched in which the representative would be led to a smaller gang. After busting it, he would believe the crime problem to be solved and depart.

The gang they selected was known as the Silver Army. The Baron Boys kept decent tags on the gangs activities; they knew that a shipment of weapons would leave the starport in six days. The crew went to work pinpointing the location of the Silver Army factory. They found a residential neighborhood near the starport with three strange energy spikes. Thatcher used his psionic abilities to scout out the buildings. One was a chop-shop for a very small local gang. Another was a robot chicken ring, which the crew later visited. The third energy spike came from the Silver Army's underground weapons factory. The crew decided to tell the representative about the factory (and the delivery) on 10JUN3800.

Robot chickens and their betters:

Hallic (Kernal Sanders)
Vespers (Dr. Cox)
Harrison (Rooster McBooster)
Game Master (Clux)

After three brutal rounds of fighting, Rooster McBooster stood above all others. Mainly because he was the only one still able to stand. Highlights included Rooster McBooster ripping Dr. Cox in half, Clux blinded Kernal Sanders, and Clux being crippled in the last round by Rooster McBooster. Future robot chicken fights will involve more strategy and weapons.

While the rest of the crew were out gambling, Kevo organized a political rally with his military. On 09JUN3800 his army marched through the streets of the Providencia starport. During the parade a mob of protesters in white appeared. When they started throwing tomatos at Kevo, he sent his police force to suppress the mob. The altercation got violent, with five protesters being killed and twenty-two people wounded, including seven officers. After that was resolved, Kevo began his speech.


The day of criminal rabble, and outside political influences poisoning our society is coming to a close.

What millions of Sin’s citizens even outside our political ranks see as the most impressive display of power.

When our party, of only a few men voiced two principles. First, it wanted to be a true ideology conditioned movement. Second it wanted therefore to be the sole power of the people of Sin.

Because of the people of Sin, the best of our race, in proud self confidence, have courageously and boldly claimed leadership of the Party and the nation. 

The people of Sin are now happy in the knowledge that the constantly changing leadership has now been replaced with a fixed pole. A force which considers itself the best representative of the best blood. Knowing this, the nation of Sin has elevated itself to keep this leadership, and never relinquish it again. 

It will always be the only part of the nation which will consist of active fighters, and more will be asked. For them the pledge “I believe” is not enough. Instead, they pledge “I will fight”

The party for all time will come to represent the elite political relationship of the people of sin. 

It will be unchangeable in its doctrine, hard as steel in its organization, supple and adaptable in its entirety. However, it will be a Holy Order!

In our past our enemies prosecuted us, and have removed undesirable elements from our Party focus. 

Today, me must remove undesirable elements which have been proven bad. 

What is bad has no place among us!!

It is our wish this state and Reich will endure for a millennia to come 

We are happy in this knowledge, that fortune belongs to us completely!

While older ones among us may possibly waver, the youth is committed to us body and soul. 

Only when the party, is in cooperation with everyone, makes it the highest embodiment of our ideals, in thought, and spirit, will the party be an indestructible pillar of the people of Sin, and Our Reich. 

Then eventually, the magnificent, glorious army of those proud old warriors of our nation will be joined by the political leadership of the party, and carry on their shoulder the Sin State, The Sin Reich!!

Dr. Vespers watched the violent suppression of protesters (and the speech that followed) from afar. He decided that enough was enough. As Hallic tried to brainstorm with him possible ways to stop Kevo, Dr. Vespers calmly pulled out a small remote and hit the trigger. Just as Kevo finished his speech, his stomach exploded. The bomb that Dr. Vespers put into him eight years ago finally found a purpose. Amazingly, Kevo survived the horrendous injury and was quickly evacuated to a hospital. There, he began plotting to fortify and renew his planet into a powerful and militarized society.

The session ended as the crew was about to tip off the Heyson representative.