Starforged: Rubble and Foo (E02)

Previous: Juro Rubble Keelan used to be an archaeologist at the Covenant Archive; he was expelled for his heretical views. Rubble receives a message from another unorthodox scientist: his connection Arnora on planet Sagan. When he reaches the planet, he finds that Arnora has been struck by an alien disease. Fixer, a rigger, can heal her, but he needs an Essential Micro-Deflector, a sophisticated device that can probably be found on the rogue settlement Neoma. Rubble swears an iron vow to find an EMD and save Arnora.

Current Situation:

STATS: Edge:2 Heart:1 Iron:1 Shadow:2 Wits:3

Health:5 Spirit:5 Supply:5 Momentum:4

Hecate Starship Integrity: 5 (max 5)

Foo’s Health: 4 (max 4)

Background Epic Vow: Find out what happened to the Nimrod, the mythical flagship of the Exodus fleet. Progress: 0

Dangerous Vow: Find an Essential Micro-Deflector so that Arnora can be saved. Progress: 0

Quests Progress:0 (XP:0/0)

Bonds Progress:0 (XP:0/0)

Discoveries Progress:0 (XP:0/0)

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DANGEROUS EXPEDITION FROM SAGAN TO NEOMA

UNDERTAKE AN EXPEDITION C:3,8 A:5+2Edge WEAK HIT

Waypoint SPACE SIGHTING Oracle: Turbulent gravitational wave

The gravitational disturbance is so intense that they must use some of the spare energy; recharging the e-drives takes longer than usual. (-1 Momentum, now 3; -1 Supply, now 4)

Mark Expedition progress: 2

UNDERTAKE AN EXPEDITION C:1,3 A:3+2Edge STRONG HIT

Waypoint Descriptor+Focus: Prominent Debris large asteroids that appear to be the remains of a recently exploded planet

Mark Expedition progress: 4

UNDERTAKE AN EXPEDITION C:2,10 A:4+2Edge WEAK HIT

Waypoint SPACE SIGHTING Oracle: Setting

Settlement Name: Fulgor

Location: Planetside (Planet Fulgor, Jovian World)

Population: Few

Project: Spirituality

SPACEBORN PERIL Oracle: Gravity well or vortex takes hold

The FTL jump takes the Hecate too close to the giant planet Fulgor: it is captured by its gravity field. Rubble manages to make contact with a small religious settlement on the planet; they are Stylites who believe that living secluded on hostile planets is the supreme tribute to the creator. They give Rubble instructions on the better way to evade the gravity well: a dangerous manoeuvre.

FACE DANGER C:1,8 A:4+3Wits WEAK HIT (Make a suffer move)

He cannot avoid that the ship takes some damage (-1, now 4)

Mark Expedition progress: 6

UNDERTAKE AN EXPEDITION C:4,5 A:3+2Edge WEAK HIT

They reach an area were no visible object is nearby.

Rubble had underestimated the damage taken by the ship near Fulgor: Foo has to do some repair, which cost resources and time (-1 Momentum, now 2; -1 Supply, now 3)

Mark Expedition progress: 8

FINISH AN EXPEDITION C:4,9 vs 8 WEAK HIT

one tick progress on the Discoveries track (now 0.25)

I draw a new passage connecting Sagan to Neoma via Fulgor.

Sector: Vanguard Cluster

I mark progress on the dangerous vow of finding an EMD to cure Arnora (now 2)

[I must create a complication, but first let’s see what Neoma looks like]

FIRST LOOK Oracle: Intimidating defences

Neoma is a heavily fortified artificial satellite orbiting the furnace world Scorch. It was clearly created by an advanced precursor civilization. Though it currently hosts only a few hundred people, the structure is large enough for several thousands.

Rubble asks for permission to land, but he receives no reply. When the Hecate lands on a platform, Rubble can see that a firefight is taking place in the spaceport area. He leaves Foo to guard the spaceship, takes his laser gun and cautiously exits.

A [Oracle] slight woman (Callsign: Grudge) comes towards him, ducking behind cover.

DISPOSITION ORACLE: Demanding

She says: “Welcome comrade, we can use an additional gun!”

Rubble: “What is happening here?”

GATHER INFORMATION C:3,8 A:1+3Wits WEAK HIT [complication and +1 momentum, now 3]

I will try the “mad lib” approach [preview p.213]

The trouble was started by [Character Name], a [Character Role] who is trying to [Action a Theme] because he wants to [Character Goal].

The trouble was started by Kimora “Mantis” Hammond, a Mystic who is trying to Raid Disaster because she wants to Build a Home.

Mantis wants to gather all the valuables she can and destroy everything else, so that the infidels are chastised; she and her acolytes want to build a stronghold for their cult on some “promised land” planet.

Rubble: “Do you think I can find an Essential Micro-Deflector? I will pay well…”

Grudge: “Mantis has taken hold of a lot of medical stuff, I am sure you will found several EMDs in her hoard. When we get rid of her, you will get what you want. Her acolytes are not many, but they are totally crazy.”

I mark progress on the Dangerous Vow of finding an EMD (now progress 4).

Rubble agrees to help the Neomans defeat Mantis. He swears a Dangerous Vow.

SWEAR AN IRON VOW C:7,8 A:6+1Heart MISS

The complication is that Mantis is hiding in depths of Neoma: Rubble will Undertake a Formidable Expedition through the orbital settlement.

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Current Situation:

STATS: Edge:2 Heart:1 Iron:1 Shadow:2 Wits:3

Health:5 Spirit:5 Supply:3 Momentum:3

Foo’s Health: 4 (max 4)

Hecate Starship Integrity: 4 (max 5)

Background Epic Vow: Find out what happened to the Nimrod, the mythical flagship of the Exodus fleet. Progress: 0

Dangerous Vow: Find an Essential Micro-Deflector so that Arnora can be saved. Progress: 4

Dangerous Expedition through Neoma in search of Mantis. Progress: 0

Quests Progress:0 (XP:0/0)

Bonds Progress:0 (XP:0/0)

Discoveries Progress:0.25 (XP:0/0)

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