Fringe Worlds

Out of the Fire and Into the Frying Pan

This session began with the players gaining easy access to Maven IV, thanks to some handy Leena’s hacking work.

As soon as they were about to touch down though, things got rocky fast, as a surface to air missle struck the ship’s stabilizer and sent it streaking toward the heart of the city. Despite all odds though, through Danielle’s incredible prowess in piloting, they were able to land sustaining only minor damage beyond the initial blow.

They knew they had to move fast, so the group split into two…

Cargo Team
Dr. Colebine
Gunner
Geoffrey
Leena

Parts Team
Danielle
Kevlik
Hazard
Victor

Cargo Team

Dr. Colbine, Gunner, Geoffrey, and Leena rushed toward an apartment building in the heart of the city. There, they were jumped by desperate survivors holed up in the lobby of the building. They fought off the folks in the lobby and rushed up the stairs. On the 8th (and top) floor of the building, they went into an apartment and found many pictures, some of which looked like Gunner.

Sitting on a table in the apartment was a TV that looked out of place, and a video sitting atop the television. The video contained a man explaining to Greg that in exchange for safe passage off of the planet, the man would release Greg’s wife, and daughter.

They ran rushed to meet him, and further splintered the group as they found out they only had thirty minutes to leave the planet. The girls stayed at the ship trying to get help while Gunner and Victor pursued Gunner’s family…

TO BE CONTINUED

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A Flashback...

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

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.

Langston

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.

Serkovlah

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.

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Maven IV - A Retrieval

Immediately after escaping being trapped in Alliance space, the group headed back to Titan. Once there, they decided to do some investigating and see if they’d left any stones un-turned.

It turned out, that they had never visited Evan Braddard’s home to see if there were any clues there. So they broke in, and took a look around. They found that Evan apparently had some ties to Corvio, and a strange stone of an unknown material (which Dr. Colebine is presently looking into).

A few days after their arrival, an old friend stopped by – Gunner. He had a proposition for them, he would help them get back Evan if they would help him with a run to Maven IV. With few other options at their disposal, they agreed and set to work carrying out the plan.

They flew to a station nearby Maven IV, and half the group entered the station peacefully. Meanwhile, the crew that stayed on the ship flew under the station to plant explosives. After some ingenious subterfuge the party inside of the station managed to get through the first few security checkpoints, but ran into a bit of a snag at the last checkpoint – Hazard (who they hired for the trip) opened fire on the security guard.

This caused the place to go into an uproar of commotion, sirens blaring, and military personnel immediately dispatched. The party rushed to the hangar bay to pick up the ship they had come for.

Meanwhile, a repair crew had come out to “help” the party still in their ship. The repair crew docked and the party ship-board jumped them. Quickly after they planted the explosives and waited for the order.

After a brief and deadly gunfight, those on the station jumped in the relief ship and gave the order to the ship crew. The explosives blew tearing a hole in the bottom of the station big enough for their ship to fly through. Due to the station’s hangar being suddenly blown to bits the hangar couldn’t dispatch ships to give chase and the party fled toward Maven IV…

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Evan Braddard has been lost!

The session began with Victor Davion, and Dr. Alex “Peg” Colebine in Joe Vellard‘s lab in Gorgon, Titan working on Victor’s SEST Armor when they heard a knock at the door. It was Danielle Baker, an old acquaintance of Peg’s from the Fission War.

Danielle seemed upset, and strung out from co Corvian Sunset withdrawl. She explained to Peg that she had recently been on a job smuggling some goods to A1006 and was told by someone there to meet a guy back on Titan by the name of Evan Braddard. The nature of the job wasn’t clarified but Danielle decided she’d at least talk to Evan.

She then went on to explain that when she arrived on Titan, she met up with this Evan guy at Lindsay’s Dive not very far from the starport. While Danielle was speaking with Evan, Gunner burst in on their little meeting, knocked Danielle out and took Evan away at gunpoint.

She woke up groggy, and disoriented and thought she should tell someone, and the first person she thought of was Peg. So, after a short discussion with Peg – Danielle, Peg, and Victor decided it best to head back to Lindsay’s to see what else they could learn.

Meanwhile, Kevlik Serkovlah just arrived in the starport in his new ship, with a guy he just hired temporarily by the name of Hazard. Kevlik was on the run from Eden Corp, and was looking to meet up with Evan Braddard who apparently had more information of value to him.

Braddard had hired Geoffrey Langston to meet up with and escort Kevlik to Lindsay’s Dive where they would have a meeting. Presumably to meet with Danille Baker as well.

Geoffrey, and Kevlik arrived at the bar at the same time as Victor, Danielle, and Peg. Shocked speechless that they all ended up at the same time in the same place they stepped into the bar to see what they could find. They saw there had been a struggle and learned from the owner, Lindsay, that Gunner had headed to the starport, so they rushed that way too hoping to catch Gunner before he left.

They learned after asking around that Gunner had been seen in the same docking bay as Kevlik had used and so the group thought it best to get there quickly. There, they found the ship was overrun with armed men who had just rigged the ship to blow if it started up. After some gunplay they dispatched the saboteurs and disconnected the bomb managing to salvage it for use in the future.

Just as they finished defusing the bomb, they saw a ship leaving the starport from where they suspected Gunner’s ship was. So they gave chase.

Across three sectors they chased him, his ship was naturally faster, but Kevlik’s expert engineering and through Danielle’s excellent piloting they were able to keep up and met them in the third sector – Alliance space.

Just as they crossed through the final gate, they opened fire on the ship – hoping to disable its engines. They also radio’d in to the nearby station and gate pretending to be authorized to give chase.

They managed to damage the engines just enough that gunner couldn’t safely dock on the station where he was intending to go. It was just then that the station launched three fighters who gave chase to them! Danielle pushed Kevlik’s ship to its limits and avoided being blown to pieces by the new fighters. Some good shots from Geoffrey and Victor completely disabled the engines of Gunner’s ship and sent it spiraling out of control.

More ships launched out of the space station and they had to make a choice, continue persuit, or break and flee. They gave it one last go – pushing the ship as close Gunner’s as they could in an attempt to board, but he was spiraling to fast out of control so Kevlik kicked the engines into overdrive narrowly allowing them to avoid smashing into gunner’s ship.

At this point they had no choice but to flee, however their moments spent trying to capture Gunner cost them precious time. They turned their ship back toward the gate and put the petal to the metal. A red light was seen flashing above the gate… it was closing! All five fighters gave persuit, and unleashed hell on their ship. Danielle gave it her all while Kevlik and Geoff hammered away at the engines, trying with everything they could to get every ounce of juice.

They evaded the worst of the damage and were almost home free! That’s when the fighters switched tactics and opened fire on the gate instead, hoping to cut off their escape! They opened fire, and when Danielle saw what they were doing she had to think fast. She decided that the armor on their ship might hold up against some of the shots protecting the gate from taking to much damage. It was just crazy enough to work, and it did!

They blew through the gates, gunfire blazing behind them just as the gate closed, and the session ended.

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