[YFF/SFS/DMK] 6-10 The Death of Kortus IV (Inactive)

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Today, a planet dies!

After suffering a devastating setback at the hands of the Starfinder Society, the Organization, now revealed as the mysterious Order of Dawning Fate, move to cut ties with their mining outpost on Kortus IV—and salt the earth as they go.

Enacting a brutal assault on the planet, the Order of Dawning Fate intend to slaughter the planet’s entire population, scouring the city of Braerton from existence. Unwilling to stand idly by, the Starfinder Society mobilizes a fleet, bringing their strength to bear to hold back the barrage. From the bridge of the Master of Stars , First Seeker Edu Hadif oversees the rescue mission in person. The objective is simple—evacuate as many people as possible. But with one of the Order’s founders leading this devastating purge, victory is far from certain.


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Acquisitives

Female Halfing Icon Operative(Ghost) - 10 | EAC:28 KAC:29 | P:19 I:9 | SP:67/100 HP:63/63 RP:11/11 | F:9 R:14 W:9 | AQ | 124312-707

Rani Silvermist - stealth operative, halfling female with rainbow coloured hair and an impish grin, acrobat and escape artist, sips a cup of herbal fruit flavoured tea while waiting for the others to turn up.

Second Seekers (Jadnura)

Elf Prophet 9 EAC23 - KAC24 | SP24/45 HP15/48 RP10/10 | Init +6 | Perc +19 low-light vision, see invisibility SM +11| F +5, R +11, W +5

An elven woman in white toga, lies, lavishly not on a seat, but on a confortable couch.
White vapors floats around her, coming from a hooka installed on the couch and the little sip she takes from it.
The couch itself is well maintained, even if numerous cables, wires and circuits seem to come and go through it, as well as some vines that grows all around. Regularly, two mechanical arms sprout from the couch, making tea, opening cans and serving the elf.

Wayfinders

sp70 | hp62 | rp 11 | EAC 28 KAC 29| fort +5 ref +13, will +12 | init +13| Perc 21 (27v Traps) (DV)/ Ysoki Op (Detective) 10 Forensics Master Hireling - Life Sci/Physical Sci/Mysticism (+18)

Theme music

The streetwise-looking Ysoki takes in the scene, reading the room and taking mental notes. He then hands over some business cards "Name's Roquefort..." the ysoki extends a paw to shake in greeting "Psychic Detective" he offers with a smile "If things go bump in the night with no clear cause, or if you want to know if your partner has run off with either the pizza guy or a forbidden cult of Urgathoa, give me a call" as he talks his eyes drift around each person scanning for weapons - "Always happy to have a few new faces around, we can only rehash the same old stories to each other to stave off the boredom of long flights before we run out of things to say"

"I'm not surprised to be returning to Kortus IV, those people were shifty as it comes"

In the corner a small medical bot - DocJr™ - plugs itself into the wall to top up its charge.

Acquisitives

Female Halfing Icon Operative(Ghost) - 10 | EAC:28 KAC:29 | P:19 I:9 | SP:67/100 HP:63/63 RP:11/11 | F:9 R:14 W:9 | AQ | 124312-707

Tell me about it Rani replies to Roquefort. I feel like I have unfinished business there.

She does grin at the suggestion of Bordle running off with a cult of Urgathoa though and starts to sing.
Song


Upon a sea that's tossed and gray
We fight to keep the dreams at bay
For in our sleep we hope for peace
Lest the nightmares have their way

Uk'otoa, Uk'otoa
Keep him locked away

She then stops.

Oh ... wait ... I thought you said Uk'otoa not Urgathoa.

Second Seekers (Jadnura)

Elf Prophet 9 EAC23 - KAC24 | SP24/45 HP15/48 RP10/10 | Init +6 | Perc +19 low-light vision, see invisibility SM +11| F +5, R +11, W +5

In a half asleep voice, the elf in the couch says May the Dreams be kind to us, May the Stars guide us to our next journey.
I listen to the Stars, I look at the Voices and Here I am.
I'm Gil-Oloth, Dreamer of the Stars. I hope this mission will not be too tiring. I don't like when they are... especially when I fall in a garbage collector.

Wayfinders

sp70 | hp62 | rp 11 | EAC 28 KAC 29| fort +5 ref +13, will +12 | init +13| Perc 21 (27v Traps) (DV)/ Ysoki Op (Detective) 10 Forensics Master Hireling - Life Sci/Physical Sci/Mysticism (+18)

"You get the Dreams too huh?" Roquefort nods sagely.

Roquefort is also a Dream Prophet

Second Seekers (Jadnura)

Elf Prophet 9 EAC23 - KAC24 | SP24/45 HP15/48 RP10/10 | Init +6 | Perc +19 low-light vision, see invisibility SM +11| F +5, R +11, W +5

Yes, the Dreams. They are there.

Dataphiles

m СN dwarf Magus 8 [Prisoner] | sp 0/64 | hp 0/46 | rp 2/10 | EAC 22 KAC 24 | F+6 R+4 W+7 | Init +2 | Perc +12 | DV60' | Mirror Image 3
Magic:
L1 4/6 | L2 5/7 | L3 2/3 | Cash + | Energize +

Hey there. Long time no see. A dwarf familiar to you all, with criminal tattoos (in the celtic style) on his arms, neck and even a little on his face, comes in making an indeterminately sluggish greeting gesture with his hand.

As far as I remember, Verrek played with each of these characters, with some more than once. Btw Roquefort, I really turn on the Booker every time I read your first post ))

Acquisitives

Female Halfing Icon Operative(Ghost) - 10 | EAC:28 KAC:29 | P:19 I:9 | SP:67/100 HP:63/63 RP:11/11 | F:9 R:14 W:9 | AQ | 124312-707

Rani rushes over and hugs Verrek. Hey! Pleased to see you again. And I don't think it was that long since Akiton but ... maybe

She lets go and starts counting fingers. Mind you ... sorta lose track of days sometimes with my filming schedule. Been on location on Castroval for the past week or so.

Second Seekers (Jadnura)

Male LG Kasathan Career Trooper Vanguard Battle Leader 9 (PC sheet) | SP 93/126 HP 67/67 | RP 10/10 | EAC 29, KAC 31 | Fort +12, Ref +9, Will +4 | Init: +3 | Perc +11, SM +1 | Speed 25 ft. | Active Conditions: Unflankable.

A speaker in the ceiling of the briefing room interrupts everyone's conversations as the sound of a bosun's whistle emits from it and then announces, "Space Admiral on the bridge."

The kasatha dressed in a Starfinder Space Navy dress uniform that then enters the room needs no introduction.

Acquisitives

Female Halfing Icon Operative(Ghost) - 10 | EAC:28 KAC:29 | P:19 I:9 | SP:67/100 HP:63/63 RP:11/11 | F:9 R:14 W:9 | AQ | 124312-707

Oh no! Rani says quietly. Not again.

She is NOT in anything resembling a Space Navy uniform unless that 'imaginary' regulation about aquatics and swimsuits she 'quoted' turns out to be true - or she could repeat that bluff. Yep, it's just t-shirt and shorts over bikini again as she had just come in from studio shooting for her latest movie.

Dataphiles

m СN dwarf Magus 8 [Prisoner] | sp 0/64 | hp 0/46 | rp 2/10 | EAC 22 KAC 24 | F+6 R+4 W+7 | Init +2 | Perc +12 | DV60' | Mirror Image 3
Magic:
L1 4/6 | L2 5/7 | L3 2/3 | Cash + | Energize +

Dwarf looks at the admiral in surprise and disbelief, raising one eyebrow.

Second Seekers (Jadnura)

Male LG Kasathan Career Trooper Vanguard Battle Leader 9 (PC sheet) | SP 93/126 HP 67/67 | RP 10/10 | EAC 29, KAC 31 | Fort +12, Ref +9, Will +4 | Init: +3 | Perc +11, SM +1 | Speed 25 ft. | Active Conditions: Unflankable.

"Space Admiral J'Shun Kay first son of Clan Summersword, House Davion, line of Atsu, born in fire! reporting as ordered. I am prepared to take command of this special operations unit and transfer my flag to our assigned starship. You have nothing to worry about First Seeker. I will personally lead this rescue mission and see to it that we succeed."

Dataphiles

m СN dwarf Magus 8 [Prisoner] | sp 0/64 | hp 0/46 | rp 2/10 | EAC 22 KAC 24 | F+6 R+4 W+7 | Init +2 | Perc +12 | DV60' | Mirror Image 3
Magic:
L1 4/6 | L2 5/7 | L3 2/3 | Cash + | Energize +

Verrek sighs and quietly says something obscene to himself, after which he cleans his right ear with the little finger of his hand, and then spits on the floor, as if marking the border between himself and the admiral, which he should not cross.

Second Seekers (Jadnura)

Elf Prophet 9 EAC23 - KAC24 | SP24/45 HP15/48 RP10/10 | Init +6 | Perc +19 low-light vision, see invisibility SM +11| F +5, R +11, W +5

Gil-Oloth raises an eyebrow at the "Admiral", then takes a puff from her hooka and goes back to her dreams.

Acquisitives

Female Halfing Icon Operative(Ghost) - 10 | EAC:28 KAC:29 | P:19 I:9 | SP:67/100 HP:63/63 RP:11/11 | F:9 R:14 W:9 | AQ | 124312-707

Wait a moment Rani exclaimed. Didn't you die? I went to your funeral. Did you get resurrected or something?

Second Seekers (Jadnura)

Male LG Kasathan Career Trooper Vanguard Battle Leader 9 (PC sheet) | SP 93/126 HP 67/67 | RP 10/10 | EAC 29, KAC 31 | Fort +12, Ref +9, Will +4 | Init: +3 | Perc +11, SM +1 | Speed 25 ft. | Active Conditions: Unflankable.

"That was my brother Merrick Kay, rest his mighty soul. He died valiantly during a black ops infiltration mission for the society. A shrine in his honor stands in the memorial hall of the clan Summersword sanctuary."

Sadly, Merrick Kay died bravely during a session of 2-09 Bluerise Breakout and thus J'Shun Kay was born.

"You are once again not dressed in regulation Starfinder Space Navy attire Ensign Silvermist."

Acquisitives

Female Halfing Icon Operative(Ghost) - 10 | EAC:28 KAC:29 | P:19 I:9 | SP:67/100 HP:63/63 RP:11/11 | F:9 R:14 W:9 | AQ | 124312-707

It's in my 'Go Bag' sir. I could change into it if you insist. And yeah. I'm sorry for your loss. As I said, I went to the funeral. Dressed up properly and all. It was rather moving actually, a lot of pomp and ceremony, flag waving, 21 gun salute, the works.

I was on a mission with Admiral Merrick. We may not have seen eye to eye but he was a good person. Oh, and the after ceremony buffet was delicious.

She paused for a bit. I guess he told you about me huh?

Second Seekers (Jadnura)

Male LG Kasathan Career Trooper Vanguard Battle Leader 9 (PC sheet) | SP 93/126 HP 67/67 | RP 10/10 | EAC 29, KAC 31 | Fort +12, Ref +9, Will +4 | Init: +3 | Perc +11, SM +1 | Speed 25 ft. | Active Conditions: Unflankable.

"He said you had great potential as a Starfinder Space Navy special forces operator, but you didn't always follow orders and you had issues wearing the regulation uniform properly which is why you are still an ensign when you could have been promoted to midshipman already."


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J'Shun Kay, Rani, Gil-Oloth, Roquefort and Verrek are only a few of the names that responded to First Seeker Ehu hadif's call for volunteers to travel to the colony of Braerton on Kortus IV and evacuate its citizens. Intel suggested that the villainous Organization, now revealed to be the Order of Dawning Fate, have long held the town in a stranglehold to control its finitrium mines. Now that the mines are exhausted, the Order intends to eradicate all trace of their presence from Kortus IV—this includes the destruction of the mines, the town, and all the town’s inhabitants.

Ehu has had quite the response, which seems commensurate with the level of resistance he is expecting,.

Dozens of Starfinders have gathered in a large briefing room aboard the Master of Stars, flagship of the Starfinder Society, to hear First Seeker Ehu Hadif speak. “Thank you for your bravery, Starfinders. As you know, we’ve spent much of this year tracking down and foiling the machinations of a mysterious criminal syndicate we dubbed the Organization. Thanks to the tireless work of agents like yourselves, we’ve identified the Organization as a fanatical group called the Order of Dawning Fate and discovered that they have dire plans already in motion that threaten the lives of millions of innocents, all to claim this—finitrium.” Ehu Hadif raises a hand to hold aloft a small piece of green stone. “A starmetal with no known applications.

After a pause, he continues, “Yet the Order has found a way to use this material to power a machine capable of divining the future with unparalleled accuracy. They have gone to extreme lengths to obtain finitrium, up to and including the conquest of the town we’re about to visit: Braerton, a colony on Kortus IV that was erased from Pact Worlds records by agents of the Order, who then conquered Braerton solely so the Order could claim ownership of Kortus IV’s finitrium deposits. Now, these mines are played out, and Braerton has outlived its usefulness. The Order of Dawning Fate is moving in to destroy everything—the mines, the town, and all the people in it. We’re their only hope.”

Fitch steps forward, casting her hands out to summon a holographic display of the planet Kortus IV. “Kortus IV is a forested planet with a single settlement, the mining colony of Braerton. It’s got a very small population, numbering somewhere in the thousands. We don’t know what kind of forces the Order has stationed there, but we do know that Kortus IV is protected by automated defenses, including a network of launch pads that deploy combat drones into orbit. Coupled with the rumors that suggest the Order can apparently see the future and read our every move, and I’d say we’re going into a very dangerous situation. Expect heavy resistance.

“You’ve each been allocated to different teams—check your comm units for specifics. Half our teams will engage in starship combat against the drones and any ships sent in by the Order of Dawning Fate, while the rest will enter drop pods programmed to get you to the surface fast. It’s a bumpy ride, so strap in tight. On the surface, your goal is to get as many people to safety as possible. Each team has been assigned different search areas, so stick to your orders and keep the sweeps tight. Send all civilians to the launch pad for evac. Once the skies are ours, starships will land there and ferry people up to the Master of Stars. Remember: stay alert and stay alive. Any questions?”

Ask you question, or roll Culture (RK) or Diplomacy (GI) to know more (though you probably already know all of the background lore by now...)

Acquisitives

Female Halfing Icon Operative(Ghost) - 10 | EAC:28 KAC:29 | P:19 I:9 | SP:67/100 HP:63/63 RP:11/11 | F:9 R:14 W:9 | AQ | 124312-707

Earlier ...

Right Mister Space Admiral. I'm pulling out ALL the stops. Let's see if I can get you to loosen up. Besides, I'm sure Lieutenant jg comes after ensign, Plus, I joined the Starfinder Society, not the Pact Worlds Navy

She goes to change and comes out in her old performing outfit, she wore during her days in Cirque d'Absalom, a sleeveless, one piece glittering silver sleeveless leotard with a pleated skirt that just covered her hips. It sparkled as she moved, reflecting the lights. When she came out she grinned and pirouetted.

This was what I was issued from the organisation I first joined sir. And may I remind you of the regulation that says that any being that qualifies as an aquatic may wear something more suitable for being in water. Or would you prefer I wore a bikini on the bridge.

She had even added appropriate rank pins etc to the outfit.

During the briefing she did cover up as she didn't want to annoy Ehu or Fitch. Besides Naiaj wasn't there.

diplomacy: 1d20 + 17 ⇒ (16) + 17 = 33


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Rani quite swiftly pulls up the relevant files from the infosphere on the Order of the Dawning Fate.

The Order of Dawning Fate is a powerful and mysterious criminal organization who keep their secrets close and their presence hidden. Despite a century of successful operations— marked by extensive criminal activity, political manipulation, spycraft, and financial success—the Order of Dawning Fate remains known to only a few outside of its inner circle. Most who work on the Order’s behalf do so through intermediaries, shell corporations, and other fronts and remain unaware of their true masters.

Four years ago, agents of the Starfinder Society fought and killed Iroiveth, a founder of the Order of Dawning Fate, and determined that this unknown criminal had a connection to the Starfinder Society. Last year, Iroiveth’s sister, Evethriel, incited a prison break within the Society’s Adamantine Bastille to assassinate several prisoners and freed the meddlesome ysoki Datch. In the following months, the Starfinders discovered that Iroiveth and Evethriel were part of a larger, unidentified criminal syndicate, which they dubbed the Organization.

The Order of Dawning Fate was founded by seven ex-Starfinders—criminals who used their position as Starfinders to obscure and facilitate numerous crimes, including the murder of Venture-Captain Koerah, ancestor to Venture-Captain Arvin. The Order is led by Zhaneni, who has inspired loyalty bordering on fanaticism in her followers. Information on Zhaneni is sparse, but she’s known to utilize a machine capable of divining the future with uncanny accuracy, which is likely the reason that the Order seems to always know what their foes are up to, cover their tracks, and slip away. Three other founders of the Order of Dawning Fate remain at large: the mechanic Kebzec, the mystic Evethriel, and the undead solarian Sozirenn.

The more I learn about Zhaneni, the more I'm looking forward to the end-of-season special

Second Seekers (Jadnura)

Elf Prophet 9 EAC23 - KAC24 | SP24/45 HP15/48 RP10/10 | Init +6 | Perc +19 low-light vision, see invisibility SM +11| F +5, R +11, W +5

Gil-Oloth quickly searches in her data information about the Organization.

RK Culture (take 20 with Library Chip): 20 + 16 = 36

Dataphiles

m СN dwarf Magus 8 [Prisoner] | sp 0/64 | hp 0/46 | rp 2/10 | EAC 22 KAC 24 | F+6 R+4 W+7 | Init +2 | Perc +12 | DV60' | Mirror Image 3
Magic:
L1 4/6 | L2 5/7 | L3 2/3 | Cash + | Energize +

Fine... Do we know how they're going to destroy the colony? A massacre, a big bang, an environmental disaster, a portal to the Abyss?

Second Seekers (Jadnura)

Male LG Kasathan Career Trooper Vanguard Battle Leader 9 (PC sheet) | SP 93/126 HP 67/67 | RP 10/10 | EAC 29, KAC 31 | Fort +12, Ref +9, Will +4 | Init: +3 | Perc +11, SM +1 | Speed 25 ft. | Active Conditions: Unflankable.

"Ensign you may wear any appropriate environmental gear that is warranted for the situation we are about to encounter as long as your rank insignia are clearly visible and you wear the appropriate headgear. That goes for you too, Ensign Verrek. Midshipman Oloth prepare your couch for close action. We will defeat Order of Dawning Fate no matter what it takes. THIS I COMMAND!"

Acquisitives

Female Halfing Icon Operative(Ghost) - 10 | EAC:28 KAC:29 | P:19 I:9 | SP:67/100 HP:63/63 RP:11/11 | F:9 R:14 W:9 | AQ | 124312-707

My goodness. I got away with it ... again. Still better not push it

Never was issued with a hat sir Rani grins. They tend to fall off when going aerial acrobatics, or float off while underwater. But I'll see what I can do.

Shortly, she is wearing a fez.

What? Fez's are cool

Wayfinders

sp70 | hp62 | rp 11 | EAC 28 KAC 29| fort +5 ref +13, will +12 | init +13| Perc 21 (27v Traps) (DV)/ Ysoki Op (Detective) 10 Forensics Master Hireling - Life Sci/Physical Sci/Mysticism (+18)

"Now it has all been laid bare I can see why they got the Sapce Admiral, this isn't an investigation, it is outright warfare - we're in good hands"

Roquefort reamains in his Freebooter armour, looking very much the street-urchin and possible space-pirate.

"Simple plan then, overwhelm their air defences, conduct a penetration of their airspace, defeat or mitigate their ground forces, rescue the colonists"

"If we have the option - is it kill or capture their leaders? We that interested in taking them alive?"

Dataphiles

m СN dwarf Magus 8 [Prisoner] | sp 0/64 | hp 0/46 | rp 2/10 | EAC 22 KAC 24 | F+6 R+4 W+7 | Init +2 | Perc +12 | DV60' | Mirror Image 3
Magic:
L1 4/6 | L2 5/7 | L3 2/3 | Cash + | Energize +

Verrek spits once more on the floor in the Admiral's direction. The expressiveness of the gesture is difficult to overestimate.

Acquisitives

Female Halfing Icon Operative(Ghost) - 10 | EAC:28 KAC:29 | P:19 I:9 | SP:67/100 HP:63/63 RP:11/11 | F:9 R:14 W:9 | AQ | 124312-707

Sort of yeah. Rani replies to Roquefort, still in her glittery outfit. The way I see it, we have to take out their defenses and rescue the civilians. Like yeah what you said.

And no, I don't intend to go into battle wearing this .. it's only to stir up the Admiral. I'm not that stupid

Wayfinders

Male Android Icon Operative(Starfinder Data Jockey) 12 (SP 74/108) (HP 100/100) (EAC 27, KAC 27) (Fort +7, Ref +14, Will +10) (Init +14) (Perception +21)

A tall Android with a crew-cut and slightly greying hair, a pair of feathered wings at his back and a 3rd, cybernetic arm extending from his spine, saunters into the room, and waves, pushing down his sunglasses.

"Howdy, folks! Sorry I'm late - just finishing off a big tournament. Only made it into the top 3 for Astro Blaster VII, but that was mostly due to a self-imposed challenge - I was using a Kinetic / VR system whilst floating in zero-g."

Will has the Icon theme, making him a mega-celebrity... in the Vidgamer world, at least :-P

Second Seekers (Jadnura)

Elf Prophet 9 EAC23 - KAC24 | SP24/45 HP15/48 RP10/10 | Init +6 | Perc +19 low-light vision, see invisibility SM +11| F +5, R +11, W +5

Gil-Oloth stays eyes closed, puffing on her hooka. Dreaming of the death to come and the destruction of a planet for petty reasons...

Certain dreams don't need to come true.

When Riker arrives only then she opens her eyes and says in a disembodied voice
We Are Complete. Time is spinning. We are the Master of Our Destiny.


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In response to Verrek, Ehu clasps his hands behind his back and stands tall. “I hope that we arrive before the worst occurs. If rumors of the Order’s divinations are true, though, I doubt we’ll be that lucky. Honestly, I expect that we’re going into an active war zone. There will be many other Starfinder teams with you, but things are likely to get bloody. If the Order is ready for us, people will die. Be careful out there. Remember your training and prepare yourselves however you see fit.

Ehu also adds, “The Order of Dawning Fate is led by Zhaneni. She founded the group over a century ago alongside a few of her loyal companions. These founders once numbered seven all together, though we’ve confirmed the deaths of a few of them already: Iroiveth, Lubose, and Brinaya. I suspect that at least one of the founders will be present at the purge. We won’t know for certain until we’re within range to scan the town. I’ll keep you updated, but remember: do not engage a Founder without sufficient backup.”

Fitch chimes in on the strategy, “Teamwork is of the essence here. Half of our teams will pilot starships, whose primary goal is to destroy the drones and punch through the Order’s defenses, clearing a path for our drop pods to make landing. In short, your fellow Starfinders have your back. After the skies are secure, these same starships will evacuate civilians from the landing pad to the Master of Stars.”

The group has been designated as Blue Team, with orders to arrive via drop shuttle, assigned to the following locations: community center, town hall, hospital, Founder’s Square, and Braerton Sanctuary. A note in the assignment indicates that they’ll be joined by one other person: Ongie, who is noted as a “civilian guide.”

Ongie will join you as guide. She’s a noncombatant, so keep her out of the line of fire. Her father, Roget, is a farmer who lives in Braerton. She’ll be watching for him among the evacuees. Ongie will meet you at the drop shuttle.


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The launch bays are packed with teams of Starfinder agents running along gantries and hurriedly performing last-second checks to their ships. The bay reeks of petroleum and sweat. To the right, a team of Starfinders, Red Team, board a scarred Drake vessel. Two of the agents are bickering playfully, while the leader quickly checks their wrist-mounted camera display. Beside them, a nervous looking ysoki boards a drop pod labeled “Blue Team.”

Did any of your PCs play #2-07: Four for the First or Starfinder Society Intro: Year of Redemption’s Rise?

The leader waves at the starfinder group and immediately comes over to greetsthe group with a warm smile and firm handshake Tara Nova, Red Leader! I'm here to ensure that your drop pod punches safe and sound through the Order’s orbital defenses, so you can do your part on the surface. Tara Nova is a well-known and respected Starfinder and vidcaster who ran against Ehu Hadif in a previous First Seeker election.

The two bickering starfinders are Faelin 'Red Two' Grimm, a nonbinary dwarf and Markosi 'Red Three', a male verthani.

“Red team’s running interference for ya’, and I’m trying to explain to this fool that I’m going to take down more o’ the drones than he will!” Markosi gives a snorting chuckle. “In your wildest dreams, perhaps. We both know I’m the better shot.”

Wayfinders

sp70 | hp62 | rp 11 | EAC 28 KAC 29| fort +5 ref +13, will +12 | init +13| Perc 21 (27v Traps) (DV)/ Ysoki Op (Detective) 10 Forensics Master Hireling - Life Sci/Physical Sci/Mysticism (+18)

Roqefort played For for the First

"Ongie huh, and I am sure I will recognise Roget"

***

"Tara, I am sure you'll do a fine job - we will do ours once on the ground. I'm not sure who will trash the most drones, but I am sure between you the answer will be 'enough of them' - enough for us to get through"

Acquisitives

Female Halfing Icon Operative(Ghost) - 10 | EAC:28 KAC:29 | P:19 I:9 | SP:67/100 HP:63/63 RP:11/11 | F:9 R:14 W:9 | AQ | 124312-707

Not with this PC

Rani is now dressed in coveralls over her performing outfit and pushing a trolley with a large, currently empty water tank as well as her gear. Hi Tara. In case you're wondering, this is to go over to the Master of Stars as soon as I know which cargo ship to take it to. I'm hoping to put on a show after the op for all the evacuees.

She pauses to a bit. That sounds like I'm not piloting a ship in the space fight then. She looks a bit disappointed at that.


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Hey, it's R-to-the-four! Good to see you! Yeah, I heard you've been down there before - it was you lot that got us on the trail of Ongie in the first place, right? Take good care of her - she's spent too much time in hiding, so don't fault her if she's a bit wary... Tara Nova says.

To Rani she says Not unless you count being strapped in a safety harness inside a metal can as piloting, no. Just like the good old rocketry days.

Yeah, I'll make those drones eat red hot accelerated particles Markosi says We'll keep you safe. What have you guys been up to lately?

Acquisitives

Female Halfing Icon Operative(Ghost) - 10 | EAC:28 KAC:29 | P:19 I:9 | SP:67/100 HP:63/63 RP:11/11 | F:9 R:14 W:9 | AQ | 124312-707

Me? Erm .... being a mermaid in a vidshow actually

Wayfinders

sp70 | hp62 | rp 11 | EAC 28 KAC 29| fort +5 ref +13, will +12 | init +13| Perc 21 (27v Traps) (DV)/ Ysoki Op (Detective) 10 Forensics Master Hireling - Life Sci/Physical Sci/Mysticism (+18)

"Yeah we got on the trail of Ongie, missing persons is my specialty after all, but normally there is some sort of mystical angle in what I do, missing persons who may have been involved in cults - either as participants or as a sacrifice"

Wayfinders

Male Android Icon Operative(Starfinder Data Jockey) 12 (SP 74/108) (HP 100/100) (EAC 27, KAC 27) (Fort +7, Ref +14, Will +10) (Init +14) (Perception +21)

Not with this character.

Perfectly capable of recognising another Icon (even if their areas of influence do not entirely overlap), Will does his best to extend her professional courtesy, striking a pose, and beaming a mega-watt smile.

"Oh, well, I just got back from the Planet of the Giants - some fascinating (and more than a little ghoulish) wartime research was brewing there centuries ago, and it looks like things might be sliding back in the direction of battle between the races once again.

Still, I did have a chance to pilot a hydrofoil through the islands whilst being pursued by a kaiju that even giants thought was colossal, so it wasn't a total waste of time!"

Acquisitives

Female Halfing Icon Operative(Ghost) - 10 | EAC:28 KAC:29 | P:19 I:9 | SP:67/100 HP:63/63 RP:11/11 | F:9 R:14 W:9 | AQ | 124312-707

Rani is also an Icon.

Second Seekers (Jadnura)

Male LG Kasathan Career Trooper Vanguard Battle Leader 9 (PC sheet) | SP 93/126 HP 67/67 | RP 10/10 | EAC 29, KAC 31 | Fort +12, Ref +9, Will +4 | Init: +3 | Perc +11, SM +1 | Speed 25 ft. | Active Conditions: Unflankable.

"I want a pre-launch check of all systems on the Indefatigable completed within the next hour."

Everyone in the society knows the Indy is J'Shun's flagship, a battle scarred Drake class that has seen its share of space battles.

"Riker and Camembert you are on weapons detail. Silvermist I want a full diagnostic check of the navigation systems sent to my comm unit promptly. Stormarm I need you to evaluate the Indy's drift drive and make sure it is working at maximum efficiency. Oloth, make visual inspection of the Indy's outer hull. Make sure the new armor plating was installed properly and the new paint on the bow chaser has been completed. We sail into the heart of darkness again. 15th squadron, 101st Starfinder Space Navy special operations group, Kay's Kommandos. Move out!"


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While the Red and Blue teams chatter, the conversation is suddenly interrupted by a loud claxon sound Ten minutes to Destination! Ten minutes to Destination the familiar voice of RZMR, the onboard computer announcement system sounds.

Well, we'd better get going! Tara says, and so should you. I hope this goes well. Once this is over, let's catch up in the Lorespire! I hope we all come back in one piece. Stay safe out there.

The drop pod is an automated cylindrical shuttle, designed to be launched from another starship and crash down to a planet’s surface. It is heavily armored and was designed to withstand any collisions, but has no onboard piloting systems. Only seatbelts.

Inside, a nervous ysoki with white fur pushes down her anxiety as she finishes packing her supplies. “You’re here. I’ve been waiting. I’m Ongie. I escaped from Braerton a long time ago, and whatever they’ve told you, I didn’t need saving.”

Ongie huffs a bit, then offers a nod of thanks. “I do appreciate this, though. The people living on Kortus IV don’t have any choice in helping the Order of Dawning Fate. That town has been their prison their whole lives and there’s no way out. Not alive, anyway. We can’t leave them to die.”

Ongie slings her pack onto her back, then checks her pistol, making sure it’s loaded. “I haven’t been to Braerton in years, but I’ll do my best to escort you around. We’ve got the major sites on our checklist, so we’ll have to keep a brisk pace. I hope you’re as skilled as Ehu assured me you were.” Ongie holsters her gun, then sits in her seat, strapping herself into the drop pod’s safety harness. “You should know that my father’s still down there. His name’s Roget. I’m not leaving until I find him.”

There's loads of background questions Ongie can answer, so don't hold back

Acquisitives

Female Halfing Icon Operative(Ghost) - 10 | EAC:28 KAC:29 | P:19 I:9 | SP:67/100 HP:63/63 RP:11/11 | F:9 R:14 W:9 | AQ | 124312-707

Rani had taken the time to get her tank shifted to the Master of Stars and during the trip out to Kortus IV she had changed again to a reasonable facsimile of the Space Navy uniform. She had even given the Space Admiral a rather snappy salute and a 'Ensign Silvermist reporting for duty SIR!'

I thought we hadn't left Absalom Station yet

Now, she's in her armour and loaded for bear - or whatever those predators were.

I've been to Braeton not that long ago she says to Ongie as she straps in on the seat next to her. But I admit we missed a few things - such as the mining operation. What was the situation when you left?

Wayfinders

sp70 | hp62 | rp 11 | EAC 28 KAC 29| fort +5 ref +13, will +12 | init +13| Perc 21 (27v Traps) (DV)/ Ysoki Op (Detective) 10 Forensics Master Hireling - Life Sci/Physical Sci/Mysticism (+18)

"The Starfinders didn't rest until we found you, and we wont rest til we pull Roget off that planet"

"So, whats really going on down there? Who are the 'mongers'?"

Second Seekers (Jadnura)

Male LG Kasathan Career Trooper Vanguard Battle Leader 9 (PC sheet) | SP 93/126 HP 67/67 | RP 10/10 | EAC 29, KAC 31 | Fort +12, Ref +9, Will +4 | Init: +3 | Perc +11, SM +1 | Speed 25 ft. | Active Conditions: Unflankable.

When the orders come down that the mission will involve a combat drop instead of a fleet action, J'Shun is momentarily disappointed, but he quickly recovers.

"You’re supposed to know the plan. But some of you ain’t got any minds to hypnotize so I’ll sketch it out. You’ll be dropped in two skirmish lines, calculated two-thousand-yard intervals. Get your bearing on me as soon as you hit, get your bearing and distance on your squad mates, both sides, while you take cover. You’ve wasted ten seconds already, so you smash-and-destroy whatever’s at hand until the flankers hit dirt. Once they hit — straighten out those lines! — equalize those intervals! Drop what you’re doing and do it! Twelve seconds. Then advance by leapfrog, odd and even, assistant section leaders minding the count and guiding the envelopment. If you’ve done this properly — which I doubt — the flanks will make contact right on schedule. The entire area we hit is to be smashed. I don’t want to see any of you loafers back aboard here with unexpended bombs. You get me?"


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Just to clear up confusion: you are all aboard the Master of Stars about to be loaded in a self-steering soup can that will be dropped onto the planet from orbit.

The drop pod has a little sticky note tacked onto a wall that reads:
BLUE TEAM
---
Assigned to the following locations:
- Community center
- Town hall
- Hospital
- Founder’s Square
- Braerton Sanctuary

The note is also on the handouts

J'Shun daydreams about being on the Indefatigable, (I know J'Shun has edited the post since, which is fine) while Mongie responds to Rani's and Roquefort's questions:

“To understand what is happening there, you must understand that Braerton’s been under the control of the Order of Dawning Fate—who they believe are a mining corporation called the Mongers—for nearly a century. Our history has been rewritten, our leaders have been powerless puppets, and no contact with the outside galaxy is allowed— ever. Anyone who causes trouble or asks inconvenient questions disappears. The only way to get better treatment or ensure your safety is if you join up with the Mongers. Most folks have family or friends who are Mongers. Some even travel off world, where they join the Order of Dawning Fate in an official capacity. Most stay in Braerton and work in management or as guards. I guess in short: if the Order has started their purge, we’ll have a lot of terrified people to save. And if they haven’t… well, we’ll have a hard time convincing anyone to leave at all. I hope you’re up to the challenge.”

“The mines are located five miles north of Braerton, out past the industrial district. They’re underground so it’s usually quiet on the surface. I was never a miner, and they didn’t let us go snooping around, so I can’t tell you much more than that

Wayfinders

sp70 | hp62 | rp 11 | EAC 28 KAC 29| fort +5 ref +13, will +12 | init +13| Perc 21 (27v Traps) (DV)/ Ysoki Op (Detective) 10 Forensics Master Hireling - Life Sci/Physical Sci/Mysticism (+18)

"I know the mines, was on the way to the 'rock bears' - which were another control mechanism"

"The town was relatively large, where do you suspect Roget will be - out on the farm?"


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“We’re expected to land in the eastern farmlands, because that's where my father will be, most likely. From there, I’m leading you west, to Founder’s Square at the town’s center. After you secure the square, we have three major sites on the edge of Founder’s Square to sweep: the hospital, town hall, and Braerton Sanctuary. Then we’re heading further west into the residential sector to sweep the community center. With that done, we’ll need to rendezvous at the landing pad south of town for evacuation or further orders.” Ongie explains

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