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27 July 2014

Secret War V: The Floating Cities of Toolenay

Chasing the many threads of a wide Nazi conspiracy, the Colores agents have split into 2 action teams. One team, led by Agent Sophie has traveled to Krellborn IX.  They have made contact with an allied Imperial agent, Inquisitor Verhoeven. Reports have started to come in, and here a a link to the action so far:

The second action team, aboard the KCS Helena, reaches a parking orbit above Toolenay and through the connection to the planetary data net begins collecting information for the investigation.  As the relevant facts filter in, 8 Ball Command and Sulla Tigh narrow their focus to a small research lab that has made a mysterious and sudden leap in capability with gravity based propulsion technologies.
Waiting until nightfall, a small team consisting of Maj Guiscard, Sub-Ambassador Tigh and Specialist Bont will attempt to infiltrate the lab and determine if there is a trail back to the alien that attacked the party on Eden Station LINK. Also, they will look for evidence of a conspiracy involving Imperial Agents in the employ of Countess Quintilla.
The Helena has intercepted communications indicating that the known Reich’s Agent Baroness Niehoff (and underlings) are monitoring the area, and may try to interfere.
The Plot Points
Try and make contact with the Lead Scientist, Dr. Woiller
The bodyguard will have to be dealt with and is considered an “Extreme Peril”
Access the lab’s datanet through either one of the consoles and retrieve data to be examined later.
Lastly, it is possible to pull experimental data from the labs telemetry sensors. (This would be less valuable than information from the datanet, but useful all the same)

Special Rules
To move between each of the floating islands, the locals use a system of magnetically controlled PeopleMover pods. If Characters move to a PeopleMover Station, their pod can be placed at any other station to finish their move.
Local Law Enforcement is represented by Patrolman “Jones”. He is a “Follower” level character and moved in a random direction and distance every turn. If he comes within 3” of a character, he will test as a peril against a character’s Cunning (Hi Stranger, what brings you here tonight?). If the Character fails the test, Patrolman “Jones” and the Character will enter into a brawl as he attempts to arrest the Character.
The Datanet cyberspace map will appear once a Character has moved to a console.  This is based (read: COMPLETELY STOLEN) from Maelblogia’s ingenious invention for cyberpunk action in Pulp Alley, LINK: Cool Cyberspace Idea.
AAR to Follow!

05 July 2014

Secret War IV: Tangled Webs

The major shooting war between the 4th Reich and the Kingdom of Colores is on hold.  There is an Imperial enforced ceasefire in place and the war has moved in to a “Secret War” phase: spies, operatives, plots, and conspiracy. 
To complicate matters, the Imperials enforcing the ceasefire are also divided. One faction, the Imperial Church, is led by the wildly psychotic and vindictive Canoness Quintilla, and they favor the Reich. The other faction, composed of pragmatists in the foreign services led by Sub-Ambassador Sulla Tigh, favor the Kingdom of Colores and her allies.
As the Imperial factions begin to turn on one another (culminating in the attempt on Ambassador Tigh’s life LINK) everyone moves closer to open combat and re-igniting the conflict.
Onboard the KCS Helena, Eight Ball Command
Major Guiscard, Imperial Sub-Ambassador Sulla Tigh, and Admiral King try to dissect the recent actions and determine their next steps, since it is pretty clear that some elements of the Empire, led by Canoness Quintilla and the Imperial Church, are actively assisting the Reich.

They agree that the best thread to follow is the origin of the attack directly on Sulla Tigh by a creature of unknown origin and very high technology.
To investigate the creature’s origin, the KCS Passereaux  with Ambassador/Agent Sophie are proceeding to Krellborn IX and will rendezvous with  Imperial Inquisitor Verhoeven. (on the awesome shoe3ox blog LINK)

Since a component of technology used by the alien was based on anti-grav, the KCS Helena and Eight Ball Command will proceed to the world where this technology is most well understood.  The famous “Floating Cities of Toolenay”

Apologies for the delay in my story update.  I haven’t been idle, I was looking at the blog, and decided that I had seen the same buildings too many times. I took a little time to build out some new scenery that was at an acceptable standard. The story pace will pick up from here…

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