Thursday, April 30, 2015

Adventures of the BLACK LOTUS Part 4. (Cliffhanger)

Traveller: Adventures of the Blacklotus  First Game session: ch. 1 & 2: CLIFFHANGER  

Art Credit: Quiet Among the Stars by
Captain's log, First Voyage on record.... Heaven help us....

Our crew was asked by special messenger to go to Liege World to visit the fifth in line in the house of lords to take on a diplomatic milk run. 

They were hired by Lord Balentine to take on a diplomatic pouch from Zobah,  the fifth moon of Liege/Blakeworld system to Akira System, Main planet,  diplomatic hall.    Seems pretty simple. After they left the meeting, they discovered that Lord Balentine  was involved with running the cloak and dagger committee  for Liege.

As they exited jump space to Zobah and encountered a weird Gravity phenomena which was felt a full moon orbit away from Zobah. Upon reaching the planet: they
witnessed a few things:

      #1 a tremendous gravity well at the north axis of the moon.

      #2 one of the moons power plants had been disrupted to the point that it destabilized and exploded.

They were assigned a gold channel communication and given a flight plan to approach the moon.  While on final approach around the moon they discovered thenorth and south defensive systems were now open and showing and all weapons were running *HOT*.

They landed and received a hearty welcome. The ship was refueled,  and re-provisioned as a courteous  of the Liege World Government. They gathered some interesting rumors about a local Second-in-command pirate being held in detention. Also they got a lead on another job in the future: to track down the notorious Lorem Quo, was wanted for something fairly heinous.

They left Zobah after about 3 hours of R&R and start off for the jump point. They were stopped En route and by the Allegiance Cruiser Nashua.  Ex-American Patriot Now Captain of the cruiser asked the crew of the Black lotus to dock for security reasons.

They left the diplomatic box on board and were detained for some 4 hours until.... Alarm klaxons!!  The Nashua was ATTACKED BY AN UNKNOWN assailants!! The main bay door was melted to slag! "Scramble the fighters. This is not a drill!! THIS IS NOT A DRILL" Radiation warnings! a main bulkhead burst! life pods scrambled!!! 2 workmen were sucked out of the bay as it explosively de-crompressed! and finally the most dreaded... order to.... "abandon ships!" The Nashua was doomed!

The player made their way thru melted metal and radio active debris.  They managed to blow the remain bay door and escape into....

A howling battle... fighters exploding in the cold silence of space. At the center, an odd alien looking craft, like a giant metallic ice cream cone with vision distorting Gauss fusion exhaust...

TO BE CONTINUED....That is of course if you are interested.:)
 Enhanced Lotus - Free Trader Class A
Designed by: Ling Starships
150-ton Hull (Flattened Sphere) - Streamlined
AC: 8 (6 vs. Meson Guns)
AR: 0 SI: 100 Initiative: -2
Starship Size: Medium
Cost: 60.275 MCr (75.343 MCr without discount)
Model/3 (PP: 42/12) Computer
Avionics: Less than 600-ton
Sensors: Medium Range Communications: Short Range
Cargo: 16.0-tons
Extra Ship's Stores: 4 person/weeks of Luxury Stores,
20 person/weeks of Standard Stores,
Annual Maintenance = 6.028 KCr (3.014 KCr if routinely maintained)
Routine Maintenance = 1.507 KCr/Month (15.069 KCr per year)
Performance: Jump-2 (enough fuel for 2x Jump-2)
Acceleration: 2-G Agility: -2
Power Plant: TL-10 Fusion (4 EP output, enough fuel for 2 weeks)
Fuel Scoops,
Active Defenses:

Hardpoints: 2
2x Single Beam Laser Turret TL-10, +1 To Hit, 1d8 (20/x1), Range: 30,000km
1x Single Sandcaster Turret TL-10, +3 AC, Ammo: 3 sand canisters

Ship's Vehicles:
1x 2-ton vehicle hangar

Accomodations & Fittings:
2x Single Occupancy Stateroom (2 People)
6x Single Occupancy Small Cabin (6 People)
2x Low Berth (2 People)
3x Small Craft Couch (3 Crew)
1x Airlock

Crew Details:
1x Pilot
1x Astrogator
1x Engineer
1x Medic
3x Gunner
Cut down free trader