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Offline Samantha

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The story so far...
« on: 12:06, Tuesday 25 May, 2010. »
Capt. Sebastian and Nathan land on Persephone, and put up posters to find new crewmates and/or passengers.

Terra: Crew/Passenger. Negotiator and Medical experience. Also has a beagle puppy.
Rachel: Crew. Pilot. Honest, hardworking, and prone to fits of giggles.
Ninde: Crew. Engineer. Sticky-fingered, but knows her way around an engine.
TJ: Crew. Gunman. Browncoat. Old friend of Sebastian.

After getting back to the ship and a fairly uneventful atmo exit, the rattling that Sebastian had told Rachel not to worry about has stopped. In the engine room, Ninde is holding a large chunk of metal in her hands. The grav shielding. The ship is now flying and unable to stop- unless crashing into something counts. To make matters worse, this can only be fixed when the engine is not moving- like say when it's switched off.
A plan is formed involving an unusual maneuver and the gravity field of nearby planet Shadow. Ninde manages to fix the problem, and breathes a sigh of relief.

But back up on the flight deck, things still aren't quite right.
While recovering from the "no brakes" incident, it is discovered that someone has tampered with the Nav computer, and Serendipity seems to be on an unavoidable course towards the quarantined planet, Miranda- and right into Reaver space.
Nothing seems to be helping, (Not even turning it off and on again!) when a small box is found under the console.
There is a wave attached to it (as found by Terra) from a previous passenger of the Captain's, who seems a little less than pleased.
By this time the course has altered further, and the good news is, they're no longer aimed at Reaver territory...
~ Nynia ~ Maggie ~ Amara ~ Rachel ~ Mizera ~ Sarah ~ Rynne ~ Varnas ~ Blue CLO ~ Xyx ~
~ "Joe" ~ Chaplain ~ Siânna ~ Hope ~ Syuzannah ~ Nareen ~ Hilde ~ Raethwyn ~ Gavin ~
~ Lahni ~ Grayson ~ Bites-The-Breeze ~ Taylor ~ Anastasia ~ Jakari ~ Lu'riel ~ Akhet ~ Richie ~

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Re: The story so far...
« Reply #1 on: 10:30, Wednesday 09 Jun, 2010. »
If you call nearly crashing twice uneventful, which I don't! Also, lets not call TJ a gunman, I think public relations its better.

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Re: The story so far...
« Reply #2 on: 19:11, Friday 11 Jun, 2010. »
The passenger cruiser wasn't as close as it looked!
~ Nynia ~ Maggie ~ Amara ~ Rachel ~ Mizera ~ Sarah ~ Rynne ~ Varnas ~ Blue CLO ~ Xyx ~
~ "Joe" ~ Chaplain ~ Siânna ~ Hope ~ Syuzannah ~ Nareen ~ Hilde ~ Raethwyn ~ Gavin ~
~ Lahni ~ Grayson ~ Bites-The-Breeze ~ Taylor ~ Anastasia ~ Jakari ~ Lu'riel ~ Akhet ~ Richie ~

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Re: The story so far...
« Reply #3 on: 00:10, Friday 18 Jun, 2010. »
The crew land (heavily but intact) on Mariner, but the spaceport is abandoned.

Ninde and Rachel stay aboard Serendipity. Sebastian, TJ, Nathan and Terra (and Beagle) go into town.

Guys split up to look around. Find food left on tables, chairs overturned. Newspaper from 4 days ago.

Nathan checks the church tower, finds someone there, dead. A note pinned to his chest and written in blood reads: REVENGE!



Back at the ship, Ninde is checking over the landing gear, while Rachel works on the nav computer and comm system.

The captain and crew return to the ship, to find that the fuel is inert, so go to check out the other ship in the dock.

It is also empty,

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Re: The story so far...
« Reply #4 on: 13:16, Sunday 04 Jul, 2010. »
Can't remember the order of things specifically, like when things got supernatural, or when they picked up the survivor exactly, so might have blurred this together a bit...but this is what I've got.



The whole outpost seems abandoned. Things are a bit spooky.
While most of crew are out exploring, Ninde is tweaking things and Rachel is getting better accquainted with the controls.
Dusk is falling. Still no sign of anyone here but them.
Rachel sees Terra wandering over to check out the other ship, and turns the lights on to help.
A box is found on the other ship in the port, that looks awfully similar to the one in Serendipity's hold.
It seems to have burst open from within. This doesn't seem promising, so Terra and Nathan(?) remove the unbroken one from the cargo hold of our own ship.

In the cockpit, Rachel is worried. She doesn't like it here, there's a bad feeling about the place.
Nathan awkwardly tries to reassure her, by telling her how it could be worse, and they've gotten out of other scrapes.
It doesn't help her nerves much, but she appreciates the sentiment.
While they're sitting quietly, there's this weird tapping noise. Seems to be coming from above them.
It's dark outside, and having turned the ship's outer lights on earlier, they suddenly go out.
Rachel panics, and yells at the Captain through the comm.
The power's off. The guys struggle to close the outer door manually.
It's quiet. Too quiet. Rachel shifts nervously in her seat. There's the tapping noise again.
"Stop worrying, whatever it is is outside, it can't get you in here..."
Staring out of the window, she watches the top of the frame, between the glass and the ceiling.
If there is something out there, surely that'd be the place to see it.
As she watches as the sealant around the edge of it slowly starts peeling itself away, curling out of the frame.
Rachel screams and hides behind her seat.

The crew take shifts to keep watch, Sebastian, Ninde and Nathan first. Not much happens.
Rachel, Terra, and TJ are on second watch. TJ heard Rachel scream earlier, and can see she's not happy.
He jokes, and makes tapping noises with his gun. She jumps, and scowls at him.
Soon they can hear a weird singing coming from outside.
Terra recognises it as an old Earth-That-Was nursery rhyme...
Ring a-ring o' roses,
A pocketful of posies.
A-tishoo! A-tishoo!.
We all fall down...
Rachel isn't dealing very well, and sits rocking gently, clinging to her lucky coin.
This goes on for what seems like hours...then stops abruptly.
There is silence outside for the rest of the night.

The next morning, they tell the rest of the crew what happened, and Sebastian agrees to leave.
Unfortunately the fuel seems to have gone inert overnight.
The Captain and TJ head into town to check the fuelling station, and return with a survivor- they found him hiding in a cabinet.
Lucy the Beagle takes a dislike to him.
He is questioned, and it turns out he's the only survivor...because he apparently has killed everyone else.
Nathan shoots him, and leaves the room before it happens again. He goes up to the cockpit.
Terra patches him up a bit- his body is scarred with many old wounds.
TJ shoots him (?) and they tie him up.
« Last Edit: 13:33, Sunday 04 Jul, 2010. by Samantha »
~ Nynia ~ Maggie ~ Amara ~ Rachel ~ Mizera ~ Sarah ~ Rynne ~ Varnas ~ Blue CLO ~ Xyx ~
~ "Joe" ~ Chaplain ~ Siânna ~ Hope ~ Syuzannah ~ Nareen ~ Hilde ~ Raethwyn ~ Gavin ~
~ Lahni ~ Grayson ~ Bites-The-Breeze ~ Taylor ~ Anastasia ~ Jakari ~ Lu'riel ~ Akhet ~ Richie ~

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Re: The story so far...
« Reply #5 on: 15:12, Thursday 30 Sep, 2010. »
Moved to Previous Games with the hope of seeing it again in the future.
~ Nynia ~ Maggie ~ Amara ~ Rachel ~ Mizera ~ Sarah ~ Rynne ~ Varnas ~ Blue CLO ~ Xyx ~
~ "Joe" ~ Chaplain ~ Siânna ~ Hope ~ Syuzannah ~ Nareen ~ Hilde ~ Raethwyn ~ Gavin ~
~ Lahni ~ Grayson ~ Bites-The-Breeze ~ Taylor ~ Anastasia ~ Jakari ~ Lu'riel ~ Akhet ~ Richie ~

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Re: The story so far...
« Reply #6 on: 09:25, Friday 01 Oct, 2010. »
Lucy the beagle will rise again!  ;)
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