Nov 14, 2019
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Exodus Republic Incorporated’s
frenzy for all things authentically Earthling Animalia is
continuing unabated and the great chain of subcontracts has
produced a new job from on high: Sliver of Civility Trading Co. has
lucked into ‘acquiring’ a shipment of eggs from some deep sea
lifeform bound for a Norrish wildlife preserve at Vigor Port which
they’re certain will make for great caviar to sell to the idle rich
of the core worlds. The problem is the theft has infuriated the Nor
and The Sword Wing have been dispatched to hunt down the smugglers’
ship and reclaim the precious cargo, catching up with them
northwest of Point View and forcing Sliver of Civility to contact
you for help. Either save the crew or take the cargo into more
capable hands, as long as it makes it to the company’s base they’ll
call it a win.
Sliver of Civility Trading Co.
(Tier I-S, Corporatocracy)
The Sword Wing (Tier II-S,
Ensure delivery of Sliver of
Civility’s Caviar to their secret base near Yrvan,
the crew of the company’s ship.
No harm is to come to the product,
no openly firing on the crewmen (bad for recruitment), no
approaching the base with enemy combatants within sensor range,
Path Cascade is to be shot on sight.
- The Sword Wing forces consist
of a squadron of five Nebula Neon pursuit craft equipped with
mobility suites and directed energy weapons.
- The Sword Wing are actually
running recon/interference for a team of Discreet Resolutions (Tier
II-W, Oligarchy) operatives to board the ship via a helicopter and
neutralize the SoC crew to secure the eggs.
- If the DR operatives succeed
in killing the crew but are stopped from getting the eggs, a squad
member will need to either declare cargo space in their vehicle or
take control of the ship itself using the Temporary Vehicle rules.
The ship has a six step durability clock which will result in the
destruction of the ship when filled.
- Among the SoC crew is a
Celestial Myriad scientist by the name of Sister Chigusa who drew
their attention to the shipment, claiming they were eggs belonging
to a ‘Demon of the Deep’ that the Followers of Saint Atrose have
sought to render extinct for some time due to its resemblance to a
monster of their scriptures. She’s been warning the crew for some
time now that taking the cargo over sea has allowed the creature to
follow them in order to reclaim its young but her warnings have
- The creature, a bioluminescent
beast resembling a mix between an angler fish and a squid is twice
as large as two Heavy load mechs and is an apex predator in the
water. It will attempt to use its tentacles to drag the ship down
below the ocean and will attack any AWV that
- The Nor will immediately begin
making overtures to take the eggs and guide the creature away from
the ship to spare the crew and squad. If questioned they will claim
they were luring the creature to Vigor Port in order to keep it
from being wiped out by the Followers. Chigusa will counter the
creature being in captivity would give Norrish researchers no
shortage of biological samples to experiment on and they are not to
- The creature can be placated
at any time by dumping its eggs in the ocean but this will incur
status penalties with all squads involved.
- If the creature is defeated in
battle, the SoC crew will try and tow it behind their ship to be
butchered into another delicacy for the ExInc upper echelons,
slowing the ship and necessitating combat with the Sword Wing if
they have not already been dealt with.
- The eggs, kept in tanks on the
ship, have been accidentally made warm enough to simulate their
natural incubation environment and several have hatched into a
larval state that will seek to break free from the tanks and escape
into the ocean. One larvae is easily dispatched but in groups they
can overwhelm an adult human rather easily and Sister Chigusa will
attempt to kill them by herself if left unattended. How killing
larvae affects the ROE is up to GM discretion.
- The DFS’ 42nd Naval Group have
found themselves incapable of catching all instances of smuggling
and piracy in their waters so they’ve set up an aquatic minefield
in suspected smuggling lanes that the SoC ship’s crew is unaware
- Having the ship go around the
field will lengthen the trip and give the Nor forces more time to
complete their operations if they haven’t already been dealt
- Getting past the mines is an
eight step clock, track the ship’s durability with the same six
step clock you would use for the Squad piloting it as a Temporary
- Strega August, Sliver of
Civility representative, He/Him, late 30’s, Eastern European
features, red ponytail with pink streaks, immaculate SoC company
coveralls. Cousins with the captain of the SoC ship, but is clearly
more interested in the profits from the eggs.
- Captain Zen Benediction,
Captain of the SoC smuggling vessel, She/Her, early 50’s, African
features, short cut black hair, slightly disheveled SoC Captain’s
uniform. Extremely tired and on edge from dealing with the Sword
Wing’s pursuit and Sister Chigusa’s badgering.
- Sister Chigusa, Myriad
scientist in service to the Followers of Saint Atrose, She/Her, mid
20’s, South Asian features, silver shoulder length bob haircut,
dark blue myriad robes covered in St. Atrose iconography. Sees the
SoC’s smuggling of eggs as a means to an end as the Followers have
been attempting to hunt the species to extinction for their
resemblance to a mythological monster. She’s on the ship to ensure
the Followers’ get their PR win by ensuring the species’
- Soldier-Class Citizen Ares
“Hornet” Chains, Sword Wing Squadron Leader, They/Them, mid 30’s,
African features, bronze-colored military haircut, Norrish
Soldier-Class jumpsuit. Seeks the recognition retrieving the eggs
for the preserve will grant him.
- Specialist Relanan Riccaboni,
Discreet Resolutions team lead, She/Her, early 30’s, olive skin,
curly brown hair, jet black stealth suit. Mercenary from outside
Norrish space, has a reciprocated low opinion of Ares.
- The Sword Wing squadron
assaulting the ship with their four aerial AWV’s.
- Discreet Resolutions team
performing a covert sweep and clear of the ship.
- The Sea Creature attacking to
reclaim its eggs.
- Eggs hatching and larvae
attempting to escape into the sea.
- The DFS aquatic minefield
slowing or possibly destroying the ship.