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Alacrity
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on my todo list

Duly noted


Posted on 2013-01-29 at 12:57:30.

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You cannot take the sky from me.

In a recent interview Joss "I Killed Wash" Whedon commented that after Avengers 2 he will probably return to something smaller. He then proceeded to state that it would be real fun to get the old Firefly crew back together.

Browncoats, send your collective thoughts to the 'Verse 'cause this'd just be beautiful.


Posted on 2013-02-06 at 15:51:45.

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I agree

It would be very beautiful and no one would dare say no to him now.

BTW - I am on the last day of the big conference at work so I will be updating soon.


Posted on 2013-02-06 at 15:53:43.

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Hmmmm.....

Why not send Joss our story?
Would that be cool or what to have him do a series about the Roc!
Would not have to age avance the Serenity crew.
A tip of the hat to our characters or a minor writing credit would be good enough for me.







Posted on 2013-02-06 at 21:35:48.
Edited on 2013-02-06 at 21:36:14 by Odyson

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catch up time

Okay,

My big work push is now over and things should be getting back to normal, or whatever passes from normal in my life. I see I have left unfinished business so let me address some questions.

1) From your current locations, what immediate damage can we notice has been sustained?
You still have power although Wolf is shutting down the reaction. You will have some battery power to use for some time but Rocinante is not going anywhere soon.
2) From our character's knowledge of what damage has been done (see question 1) what can we assume, given both worst and best case scenarios, still works or needs fixing?
You have three major issues. a non-functioning Primary Buffer Panel, one Drive Pod dead and a cracked containment in the Core. You can not assess until you get out of the ship.
3) How are our passengers? Any more injuries and how panicked are they? Should Willow be worried about having to do more operations today?
The passengers are happy to be alive, there are no more injuries because they all were moved into brace positions by Captain Havelock. As well, Celeste did manage a terrific landing considering she was flying with one wing.
4) How's the cargo? I assume it hasn't exploded or we'd know about it but it would be good to know if it survived or not.
Still tied down, nothing went boom.
5) From what can be seen from the cockpit, from what data John could get to before the decent, and from any installments that are still working on the ship what can we tell about the gorram moon we've just crashed into?
Although the cortex is down, it does update daily and hold a "vital" data memory. LV-426 is a moon of Sihnon in stage two of terra-forming. From the cockpit window it is dark, almost purple dawn type sky. There are large hill formations nearby and the Atmosphere processor is about 3/4 of a mile to the south, but you can see it in the window. Stage two means breathable air, and a lot of ground cover vegetation (shrubs, grass, lichen, etc etc). The processors are on monitor mode but not active. There are probably man-made caves in the hills used in stage one. Stage three will be bringing life to the planet in the form of microbiology but that is many years away. As to accessing the AP, it is probably locked up but terra-formers are notoriously cheap on security because - frankly most valuables are too big to steal.


The processor looks similar to this.

6) Is the moon's atmosphere breathable? Are there any toxins or contaminates or unusual radiation that we should look out for?
Yes. Very breathable although it may be a bit thin. Heavy exercise is not recommended.
7) Any sign of human, or reaver, life on the moon?
Not that you can see but if reavers were gonna hide out somewhere, this would be a good place. Other possibilities would be squatters, pirates and criminals on the run. No one will come here for decades except unmann recons that gather data and leave.
9) How's the weather?
It is cool outside and it is windy (20-30 mile/hour). On a stage 2 planet, it will rain alot, suddenly and storms will be violent.
The Passengers.
You have 72 passengers and no, I have not named them all. The interesting ones you have met are:

Portia Amber – High society Widower with an eye on a rich husband to help her live the lifestyle she craves. Late husband was a wealthy industrialist. Very demanding individual who isn’t afraid to get shrill for what she wants. Favourite phrase is “Do you know who I am?” Brown Hair, short, sharp features, always dresses for success and conservatively (Sigourney Weaver)

Amber Amber (Sunshine): Daughter of Portia, true name is Portia as well but likes to use Amber Sunshine. Long Blond hair, voluptuous figure, has a tattoo of a rose on her check, dresses provocatively and borders on nymphomania. Willow noted a small device on her finger but was distracted by the fall of Sifu to examine closer. (Young Kate Hudson)

Queen Bee and the Heathers: Beatrice Seu is a high society matriarch who has gone on this trip with her teenage daughter and her three best friends. The girls call her Queen Bee as an affection but in truth, she does rule the nest. Her Daughter is Heather Seu. The friends are Heather Rai, Heather Mei and Heather Faw. They all have red hair, cut the same way and wear similar dresses. All very pretty, vain, shallow and not very bright. Cindy Crawford as Bee, Katy Perry, Zooey Deschanel, Amy Adams and Emily Blunt as Heathers)

The Lost Boys: Four teen boys that are on this cruise on their own, primarily to meet women. They seem to be more knowledgeable about the working of the ship and video games than how to talk to women. Names are Sheldon, Leonard, Raj and Howie - they are all doctors of theoretical physics and not really in touch with this reality.

Captain Winston Havlock – Formerly of the Independents, Winston was one of the few officers that survived the Battle of Serenity Valley. He is known for keeping his men’s spirits alive by telling long stories of brave deeds during the final days of the war. Unfortunately, after the war, he fell into depression and guilt over the number of his men who died. He drinks heavily, talks on and on about wishing he could trade his life for those who died. He is perpetually dressed in a military uniform and a brown coat. He has now been without drink for over four hours and is been very helpful in keepin gthe passengers calm. (Bernard Fox)

Sir Christopher Hood – A sash wearing lord but not actually a bad guy. He is an older gentleman, balding with some white hair, with an easy smile and a light chuckle. Doesn’t mind talking to crew or staff and seems to treat everyone well. Even helps Captain Havelock get to his quarters after too many and when he speaks to you, he looks into your eyes. He is alone on the trip, apparently never married and therefore the target of Portia Amber machinations.

Cameron Bridges – A well to do man who definitely doesn’t mind spending money but he is careful none the less. Older man with thinning hair but seems to know a lot of people. Portia was initially interested in him but then moved on quickly. Obviously knows Willow from the past, and it looks like it was serious then.

The Man with the Cane (Matherson)– A man dressed in white tuxedo, carrying a long white cane with a diamond head. He seems to be always at the corner of your eye watching things come to pass. He has two very big men with him in back suits – standard flunky types. Asher gets a really bad and serious vibe from him, as does Trish. (Michael Ironside)

Beatrix Kiddo - A young and beautiful woman with a silver case and has been labeled by Matherson as a thief. She seems out of place among the socialites and has been very interested in Sifu well-being since he was hurt.

Other passengers
Five members of the orchestra including one smaller gentlemen (Adrian Brody, but short) with a similar silver case as to the one Beatrix Kiddo carries.

Wanda Sung - Highly successful lawyer and advocate of the Londonium Legal system.

Jupiter Jones - Well known owner of the Sihnon Sun, a media conglomerate wourth a lot of money

Jennifer Jones - Wife of Jupiter, known for her former career as a model and adult holo-vid star.

Other than that, you have many lords, barons, ladies and you name the title which basically means they don't do squat cause they have money.

Until I hear from Robert, I am going to assume that I am NPCing him, as well as Beatrix.

Reminder Celeste caught someone on the ship sending a short range radio signal. She jammed it but some of it got out. It would mean a passenger has signaled another ship and knew the ship was out there.


I will post this weekend to move everyone ahead and have Sifu tell the captain what he "heard" before the fall. I would recommend a quick meeting of all crew maybe ask a passenger or two to join, to share info before stepping out onto the moon.



Posted on 2013-02-12 at 17:08:14.
Edited on 2013-02-12 at 21:02:05 by Alacrity

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Awesomeness is Awesome

I've just got a big lot of work off my chest as well. Not sure how well I did but it's done and that's what counts.

Not quite out of the woods yet, but I can see enough of a path to starting thinking about writing a post now.


Posted on 2013-02-12 at 18:44:18.

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Great Update..............

Good stuff.... We have something and a bit of direction.

How much of the personal info you gave on the passengers does the crew know? This might be a great topic for the drew meeting as each shares what they know. Should we have Ash or Captain address the passenger next. They need to be advised not to wander about while the assesses the planet and what needs done next. Keeping the Lord and the Capt. Havelock herding the cats while the crew plans.

Maybe tell them we can't open the hatch yet until we are the air is and that there are no Reaves hiding out there.



Posted on 2013-02-12 at 20:37:01.

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personal info

The personal information of the passengers provided would be "accessible" by all crew by either talking to each other, watching and making inferences, listening to others talk among themselves and some mild spying.

The passengers have been cooped up in a cargo hold for more than four hours so you can get them to stay for a bit, but they will want to get out soon.

BTW - I said twilight in the above but I meant Dawn. The morning is coming in a hour or soon.


Posted on 2013-02-12 at 21:01:20.

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Time is not on my side

Sorry but the long weekend got away from me and I didn't get much time to look at the computer let alone post. I will be working on that between today and tomorrow.

Teller of Aryn is back and looking to take on the role of Jessy again. So I will be NPC'ing Robert's monk until his return, or the end of this game session.

Now: It is 1:00 am ship time. It is dawn planet time (6:00 am by the Atmospheric beacon). For the passengers whom were going to dinner when you came to the rescue, it is around 2-3 am and it has been a long time since any of them ate. You are all getting tired, not so much that you are in trouble but as you push on, it will start to get worse.


Posted on 2013-02-19 at 14:38:17.

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Shuttle Crafts...

Can the shuttles be used to explore the area?
Do they sensors that could help locate the building?
They could cover more area faster than the mule.
The mule can be used to haul stuff that is found.

We should think about dealing with the basic need of the people so they don't get too hard to handle.

Maybe set up groups and let them rotate using the galley.
Sign out to leave the cargo bay for use to the head and maybe showers.

If there are extra quaters they can be used on a rotation to wash and clean. I thought there were guest quaters in the aft section.
---------------
Also if this is moon of Sihnon then that can't be too far away and we should be able to get help quicker. Now the guilds there could be running their "not so " up front stuff off this moon.

Would we be able to access the Cortex from the Atmo Prosser?
I'm guessing it is just our equipment not fuctioning that has the cortex down? Would the shuttles have seperate Cortex transmitter?


Posted on 2013-02-19 at 18:58:34.
Edited on 2013-02-19 at 19:23:11 by Odyson

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OMG - Asher opened the door!!!!

Can the shuttles be used to explore the area?
Sure - Why not.
Do they have sensors that could help locate the building?
They have the most basic of sensors but you can detect large building
They could cover more area faster than the mule.
Definitely but not with the level of detail you would get on the ground
The mule can be used to haul stuff that is found.
Yes but Shuttles have storage as well
We should think about dealing with the basic need of the people so they don't get too hard to handle.
Probably a good idea. Especially in the ship where you are hauling possible explosives
Maybe set up groups and let them rotate using the galley.
Sign out to leave the cargo bay for use to the head and maybe showers.
Yeah...you can try that
If there are extra quarters they can be used on a rotation to wash and clean. I thought there were guest quarters in the aft section.
There are guest quarters, enough for 4-6 depending on how cozy they want to be.



Posted on 2013-02-19 at 19:12:07.

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Ash's ashes

Also if this is moon of Sihnon then that can't be too far away and we should be able to get help quicker. Now the guilds there could be running their "not so " up front stuff off this moon.

Too far for the shuttle. Long epigee or whatever they called it back in high school physics.
Would we be able to access the Cortex from the Atmo Prosser?
I'm guessing it is just our equipment not functioning that has the cortex down? Would the shuttles have separate Cortex transmitter?

Someone or something is jamming the cortex. All the transmitters in the world won't help you.


Posted on 2013-02-19 at 19:28:20.

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Important Clue Alert........

So the Cortex is jambed on purpose and partial message was sent from Roc before that happened?

We are being isolated.

Hmmmm, we have THREE silver cases, can we say "Shell Game"?

We be having fun now!!!!!


Posted on 2013-02-19 at 19:41:18.

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two

Two silver cases. One held by a beautiful woman. The other by a short musician.


Posted on 2013-02-19 at 19:49:49.

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Oops.........

I thought I remembered that Man in the White suit had one too and wanted the other the girl had.

So is it bait and switch time? Hehehehe......


Posted on 2013-02-19 at 20:07:09.

   
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