Fifth crew just delivered weapons
to park rangers on war-zod
During that time, crew intended to
guard space shuttle was ambushed by members of the
Gerry lost a hand
A Thunder-bear went through the
shuttle craft causing massive damage
Also think there may be a Carsovax
hidden somewhere in the ship, possibly eaten by the Thunder-bear
Carsovax = large man eating
goannas with two legs, i.e. Gerry if you don’t feed him
Mission was ultimately
The entire planet lost electrical
No one knows why. Even Church was
surprised. Therefore Church not involved.
Only tech working was
Now back on Space station K-Run.
Back on our ship.
We get a message from Ambassador
Griffin of War-Zod. He has a mission for us. He used to be the
Governor of Turn-Out. Used to be a decent, shrewd
politician. ... He
has to play nice with the Church. He has made clear that we have to
avoid causing any trouble or interference with the Church. He has
lunch with the Priest every day – do not disturb! He has a plan. He
gives us information. Ultimately he wants the Church to return to
the secular nation it was, with no Church, but he has to be
strategic and diplomatic about it.
Said we just got intel on some
artefacts the church wants. Order of the Ancient Light – science
division of the church of the illumination. They are after
particular Pre-Fall equipment. They think it might be able to
advance some of their tech significantly. Which is a concern,
because their tech is already considerable – they are the ones with
Normally the Order of the
Righteous Light is what we face, like Street Preachers. Their tech
Intel op says the only thing we
need to do is connect the two together.
The mission is we’re supposed to
go to the moon of Nav-Luna.
Confed has various planets, one is
a gas giant, which has inhabited moons, 3 moons, one is a massive
agricultural moon “Nav-Lec” terraformed to be the performed crop,
some folks on this moon discovered space travel faster than the
others and migrated to another moon. This other moon is a massive
forest “Nav Tar”, with trees shaped like mushrooms.
- Arkady gets the giggles
These folks never left a feudal
system. They are technically allowed to vote as they are part of
the Confederation, but the lords never let go of power. This is the
1%, the richest people in the Confederation.
Gravity is light, oxygen is low,
expensive to live there.
Mansions are in the centre of a
crater in the centre of the moon, giving the impression they rule
all. Hence why they enjoy living there.
Their serfs live on one of the
other two moons doing all the work. Not technically slaves, but it
is indentured servitude and still legal.
Can move to the moons if you pay
your taxes, but be careful of not getting into major debt with the
lords or you will be trapped.
Ambassador Griffin wants us to go
to a party to one of these mansions, the Fenters. The eldest Fenter
daughter may have been one of Terry’s previous clients. Not
entirely sure, she could have gone by an alias. Fenters don’t have
actual nobility but they are ambitious and want to climb. i.e. many
bodies and strategic marriages.
The sale and owing of Pre-Fall
equipment is illegal in the Confederation. They should be in the
possession of Jhodian Record Keepers for assessment and
certification, and vertification of no A.I. The Turbo Weasel slips
into a loophole because he is slightly sentient.
Fenters have an auction
Mama Bear wants to hide knives in
They want the Eye of Neven
(necklace with a Gem in the centre from a pre-fall device of
unknown origin) to touch the Alien Cube (purpose unknown, from now
extinct species Mechnar).
We don’t know how long they have
to touch, but the idea is they will self destruct.
Eye of Neven $23 million. Alien
Cube $10.7 million.
Mamma Bear has
Potential of self-harm being too
close from self-destruction.
Potential of starting a
Characters brainstorm ideas for
attaching this mission.
We have invites to the party
arranged by the Ambassador. Closed auction. No names. Underground
Lava asks what we can do to blend
in with the nobility on Nav-Luna.
Nobility all know each other but
no cross connections across extended family.
The location of the auction is in
a medium sized crater (Fenter mansion).
Mamma Bear suggests being the
Matron of a big family with the reputation as a retired war hero.
She is hiring Terry as her escort, and Dave is the personal
security body guard. Atrium is her artefact advisor/historical
curator. Lava is her personal assistance, and Arkady is her niece
Mamma Bear starts building a
dossier. Arkady was getting into trouble with the servants and
serfs, and is under Mamma Bear’s guidance to get her back in
Can the Ambassador seed rumours
about an off-worlder up and coming family attending the
Lava asks if there are any
outstanding bounties getting picked up by security or scanners. No,
our record has been completely cleared.
Dave has received a transmission
that the ThunderClan (his clan back on War med) is in decline. At
one point the ThunderClan had possession of the space port, but no
longer. Landing on the planet (War-Med?) is going to be difficult
and will have to pay the port person in charge to avoid shooting
The crew will need to go shopping
and get some party outfits to blend in.
Atrium has an idea for how to
explain the Matron’s interest in the painting, the item with the
lowest starting big on the list. Is there information hidden
beneath the top layer of acrylic paint? Or Lava suggest is Mamma
Bear just a bit insensible after getting knocked on the head one
too many times during the many wars she has fought.
Terry has a belated backstory – he
has been training with his dad Dave in hand to hand
Lava working on her Tengu
operation skills, training with mamma bear. Picking up her mech
skills and her language. Mamma bear has been putting her through
set drills, learning to get into the Tengu quickly and be ready for
Arkady has learned repair
About the Podcast
RPG roleplaying in the world of Star-Fall. Written and gamemastered by Kevin C Mason. The story is told with the use of short stories, audio dramas, and actual Roleplaying sessions. Starfall is one thousand years in the future where faster than light travel is commonplace, however, freedom is not.
Sometimes serious... Many times downright silly. This podcast is everything that you might expect at a game table