In this session, while everyone is on their way to Maven IV they begin thinking back to their lives before. Each player chose a portion of their history they wanted to go over and had about an hour to dedicate to their story.
Dr. Colebine recalled being on Titan during some of the final days of the war. She and some members of The Colebine Foundation were moving quickly through the city looking for supplies. She remembered Allecia Gartez being there; a fiery rookie who didn’t worry much about the fighting going on around them. She also remembered a man with her by the name of Andrew Garfield.
It wasn’t long before they came across some helpful civilians who had pointed them in the direction of a nearby rebel bunker that might have some supplies still left in it so they made their way through the streets toward the bunker. However, in one of the alleys they managed to cross paths with a few Solar Alliance soldiers. The soldiers threatened the two women and injured man, and told them to put their weapons down. When they refused, the soldiers opened fire, immediately killing Andrew and hurting Allecia. The girls took fire and stayed there until the firing stopped. Allecia whirled around from behind a stone wall, and took some shots of her own. Dr. Colebine flew forward in a fury and slammed two syringes into the chest of the other soldier. He fell in a slump.
The girls continued quickly toward the bunker, however another had taken interest in the bunker as well – the infamous pirate Captain Kage in his ship The Lisa – A.K.A. The Leapfrog, known for its ability to jump between stars without the help of a gate. The girls snuck into the bunker and quickly began gathering supplies and just as they were about to open the door to flee Kage had his ship open fire on the door they were about to exit. Colebine was blown back from the door and nearly killed, Allecia managed to drag her into hiding while Kage looted the bunker.
Geoffrey Langston remembered one of his first missions on Maven IV. He had been hired to kill a man by the name of Mr. Sveld, who was apparently the son of one of the board members of Geoffrey Langston. He also remembered a man there by the name of Greg Fields, who the players now know as “Gunner”.
It wasn’t long in to the mission however that Geoffrey learned a not so very well kept secret about the Sveld son; he was a twin. It happened too that the twin was there. This unexpected turn of events through he and his group for a bit of a loop, as they weren’t precisely sure which son he was to have killed.
Things went from bad to worse after Geoffrey made the call, Gunner began opening fire on him as well and Geoffrey was forced to flee.
Kevlik Serkovlah remembered his days on a moon above a remote planet in The Fringe Worlds. He at the time was a younger man, researching what would eventually be called SEST Power Armor. They had lost quite a few test subjects while testing the armor and were now under the scrutiny of investor Samuel Schwab. Schwabb visited the facility personally fully expecting to be disappointed by what he saw and shutting down the whole operation.
During testing, one of their last test subjects – a psychopath they simply called “Q” was put into the test chamber. Unaware that Q had taken drugs to counteract the drugs they normally use to control him, they strapped him into the suit. The testing began normally, with the unimpressive stuff like walking, strafing, and some very limited firing exercises – but Schwab wanted to see more.
They told Q to unleash hell down the firing line in the underground facility. He managed to blow a hole out the side of the moon…
This caused some concern but Schwab seemed pleased but still asked for more. Livingston told Q to use the flight mechanism. Q resisted as he knew the flight mechanism hadn’t been fully tested yet and was very likely to kill him. Both Livingston, and Serkovlah knew immediately what this meant… Q still had his will – this could prove fatal.
With a little hesitation, Livingston implored that Q use the flight mechanism, and Q obliged. Clumsily at first he lifted but the AI assisting his control turned out to be better than expected and he became comfortable extremely quickly. That’s when Livingston thought it would be best to end the experiment… but Q thought otherwise.
Turning on the testers, he unleashed his arm cannons on the wall protecting the doctors and Schwabb and flew at them. They panicked and fled for the elevator but not before Livingston got torn to shreds by a round of machine gun fire. Serkovlah quickly turned on the emergency function in the elevator causing it to zip double time to the surface buying him just enough time to grab a ship and flee as the facility was torn to shreds by Q behind him.