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20 April 2014

Goodwill Tour: Departure

Although there were some problems at the send-off Ball (Link), the Tour will proceed as planned. 

Here is the Captain and some officers of the KCS Passereaux
In the early days of the Colores fleet, with decrepit castoff ships and inexperienced crew, accidental decompression and separation from the ship was enough of a possibility that shipboard uniforms were designed to maximize the potential for survival and recovery. The red vac-suits maximized visibility. The inevitable jokes about "Redshirts" have galvanized fleet personnel over time and turned into a point of pride and gallows humor.  The need for red vac-suits has long abated, and although there is an alternative khaki, spaceborne crew invariably wear the red.

Fleet Security Detachment 1
With the presence of the Ambassador, the KCS Passereaux has an elite Security Detachment aboard. Security detachments are beginning to abandon the red vac-suit in favor of the duller option.

Ambassador Sophie, Lt. Johnson, and Ace Bannon
Ambassador Sophie maintains a small staff of 2. Lt. Johnson is a general assistant and her lifelong bodyguard Ace Bannon.

The Passereaux gets underway
The Ambassador and Lt. Johnson on Passereaux's small observation deck.
The Crew of the Passereaux are "the Inpectors" from Heresy.  Sophie is a "Superfig" with a headswap from Statuesque Miniatures.
FSD-1 are SWAT minis from the Assault Group, and lastly Ace Bannon is from Copplestone.

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10 April 2014

The Goodwill Ambassador's Tour: Ep. 1 - A Party to Remember


The Governor-General’s Manor is abuzz with preparations for the Ambassadorial Goodwill Tour.  During the day before the Kick-Off Ball, the family holds a press conference:

GovGen: “…and moving forward it is important for the nations and polities of Sector Six to build closer ties. This is The Kingdom of Colores’ contribution to the effort.  Our office is still accepting invitations, and we want to make sure that the whole Sector knows that we are willing to visit and open new relationships. Members of the press, thank-you, I have another pressing engagement, but the Assistant Secretary for Etiquette and Protocol will answer any questions at this time…”

The Scenario
During the Goodwill Ball, Assemblyman Benjamin Wilterzehn will try to disrupt the ball by insulting the Gov Gen to his face and provoking an incident.

The Objective
Cross the Ballroom floor to Governor-General Andres

Perilous Terrain 
-Wife of the Gis Prime Minister (she is so beautiful, she can distract men from their mission)
-Officers from the Fleet (can pull bystanders into their rowdy drinking games)
-Lonely Daughter of Dr. Applebeck (is desperate for conversation or a dance)
-The hidden rotten Hors d'oeuvre (get near the 2 food tables and something sudden and terrible could   happen to your digestive tract)
-Intoxicated Ball guest

Assemblyman Benjamin Wilterzehn
A “Terror” from the Perilous Island Expansion of Pulp Alley. As per the rules he comes armed with a massive stat-line and a plethora of abilities, but conversely is the only member of his League

Princess Sophie, Professor Grancy, and Duchess Fiona
Aware of Wilterzehn’s plot,they will attempt to divert, stall, or drive off the Assemblyman before he can cause a diplomatic incident

As a “Social” adventure, there is no physical violence (this is a Ball at the Gov-Gen’s Manor after all).  All confrontations are verbal exchanges and barbs. As characters go down, it represents their inability to continue debate, suffer more indignities or some other such calamity.
Ass. Wilterzehn arrives.  The Professor is closest to the entrance and moves immediately into his path. Sophie and Fiona move up to the mid-point of the Ballroom.

Wilterzehn is in full obnoxious fury.  Between the barbs, bad breath, and cheap cigar, Professor Grancy flees the scene just unable to cope.  Sophie and Fiona block the 2 open paths and get ready.

Wilterzehn moves toward Sophie.  Her stubbornness slows his momentum and the first cracks of doubt appear behind the beads of sweat on his forehead. However, the juggernaut will not be stopped and he pushes onward.

Sophie walks alongside Wilterzehn while Fiona quips from behind.  As he closes in on the Governor, Sophie and Fiona succeed in draining his will, but can they turn him aside?

Sweating profusely, and almost completely spent, Wilterzehn reaches the podium.  He bellows out all of his bile, and gnashes his teeth at the Kingdom’s acceptance of the Imperial imposed ceasefire.  “We should fight those scum too!” he blasts and points directly at Imperial Sub-Ambassador Sulla Tigh, “They are nothing! They abandoned the Alliance at Haussen and then stopped us after OUR victory.”

The room freezes.

Ambassador Tigh pauses. He slowly releases the drink in his hand, lets it shatter on the floor, and stalks from the Ballroom.

Gov-Gen: Well that can’t be good…