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TannTalas
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Could not help

but wonder at Brom's t above .

And I hope I did not confuse anyone with my posts "Tech talk"


Posted on 2008-10-17 at 19:15:22.
Edited on 2008-10-17 at 19:16:10 by TannTalas

YeOlde
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Character relations

I think the idea of being a friend of the family would work best… I don’t think the direct family relationship will work considering the history that has already been done and presented with my character.

A short history: My character is middle-aged and was born and raised on Bellerophon to a rich and well-to-do family. He had many professional friends and acquaintances before leaving it all behind to roam the Border and Rim worlds.

So in keeping with my history, I think the friend of the family would work well. If the character is young, maybe my C could have been a friend of their parents or uncles, etc.

Anyway, if anyone has any ideas, let me know. I am anxious to join and I am sure my C would join in a share of the profits rather than working for a set pay.


Posted on 2008-10-17 at 23:52:05.

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New character

This is the background of Yeolde's character so far. I am think he will be a friend of Wyatt's family in some way.

History- Thanks to his rich parentage, Andrew attended Osiris University where he obtained a Doctorate in Technical Engineering. After graduation, he taught at Osiris University and even earned tenure. He made many friends with connections in the Alliance where he learned that the Alliance was protecting the core planets and abandoning the border and rim worlds and hiding the truth from general populace.

He tried to get others behind a cause to stop the Alliance abuse of what he saw as needy people in the border planets. Instead of help he found threats from the Alliance against his job and even his life.

Abandoning school he left for the outer worlds much to dismay of rich family back on Bellerophon. Having always had a natural gift for technical things and being rich he had access to some very sophisticated electronic gears. He took up the gun to survive, and due to fast reflexes became a very deadly gunfighter. Due to his technical expertise, education and eloquent way of speaking, he picked up the nickname ‘The Professor’.

He shunned his former life and his family, and when his parent passed away his younger brother, Thomas, took over the family estate and warned his brother never to return.

He earned his facial scar, and lost his left eye, in a fight with a man who attacked him with a knife; killing the man in self defense he earned a vendetta by the man’s family. Fortunately the man’s family doesn’t have the money to hire someone to kill him, but relatives of the man are out to get him, if they can find him.

Through the years he has given up trying to help everyone in the border worlds, now he just tries to survive and help those he comes across. He sided with the Independence and fought for a time and served as a tech specialist until he was wounded, captured and spent a year in an Alliance prison. He was released after the war ended and took whatever odd jobs he could to make a living since he was cut off from his family inheritance and didn’t really want it anyway.

His last ship, a Dragonfly class named Prospect, was his home for over a year until unfortunately the Captain was jailed and the ship confiscated by the Alliance on smuggling charges and the crew had to break off to find other gainful employ.

Now Andrew is looking for a ship on which to serve and a new ‘family’ as it were.




Posted on 2008-10-20 at 01:20:30.

Bromern Sal
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Ku

Rightious.


Posted on 2008-10-20 at 02:49:16.

Bromern Sal
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Nice opening post, YeOlde!

I enjoyed reading it. Sounds like Andrew will be a ku addition to the crew once we find him.


Posted on 2008-10-24 at 01:48:42.

Eol Fefalas
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Shiny!

Great post, YeOlde... and great pic... QUigley Down Under... very underrated movie. Great looks for the Professor, I believe.

I apologize in advance for Dash.


Posted on 2008-10-24 at 02:17:40.

Alacrity
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nice post

The connection for Andrew Bowmen.


Andrew was a friend of the family to Eden, Wyatt's wife. He was considerd as a uncle in name and was in attendance at Wyatt and Eden's wedding. Wyatt liked Bowmen for his outspoken ways epecially on the alliance and their meddling ways. He was also handy around tech things and the cortex.

Wyatt saw Bowmen a couple of times afterwards. He came to visit them on the farm. The two lost contact during the war, both assuming the other must be dead - victim of the war.


Does that jive with everyone?


Posted on 2008-10-24 at 17:59:17.

YeOlde
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Thank you everyone!

I thought the opening post could have been better but.. thanks!

I dont see anything wrong with the connection so if it is fine with Wyatt then we should be good! Uncle Andy! I like!


Posted on 2008-10-24 at 22:45:38.

Bromern Sal
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Wyatt 'n I had a chat and...

Works fer the both of us.


Posted on 2008-10-25 at 06:35:57.

Alacrity
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the Lucius Newberry

We are getting to a point where the "Lucius Newberry" will be referenced. This was brought up by Kora back on the comet so I am "re-printing" here for your reference. better than everyone searching through our story.

Kora had been separated from her unit during the war and needed to find her way back to base. She happened across a group of soldier clustered around a transport called Lucius Newberry. She hooked up with them because they were pulling out as soon as they loaded up the transport with crates. She offered to help for a lift to base. The commanding officer, one Colonel Maddoc was more than willing to take her on. There were lots of crates and they were all very heavy.

Sergeant Sam Hawkes and Lt. Kombes greeted her kindly. Sam joked with her about her call name but didn’t question her about what her unit was or her task there. They supervised the 20 men in the unit but also helped out. Those were heavy crates, really heavy and there were so many that the cargo bay was full by the time they finished.

Maddoc never raised a hand to help. He just watched them, along with this red-haired woman that was clinging to his side. kora never did get a good look at the woman, but she was hanging tight to Maddoc like a second shirt.

Then the shelling began at a distance. The Alliance was moving towards their position. The men moved to the ship but the Colonel ordered them to hold their positions until he could inspect the hold.

Every instinct in Kora’s gut told her something was wrong, and it was confirmed when the cargo bay doors closed with a slam and Lucius Newberry lifted off into the sky, leaving all the men behind. Maddoc had betrayed them, but for what? Some red haired harlot and a bunch of crates?

Boxed in when the shelling hit, the unit began to take losses immediately. Kora and Sam scourged across the battlefield to find enough parts to make a transmitter. An aerial was needed though to boost the signal. Kombes found some spools of wired and led it behind him to hook it up to the tower where an alliance attack skiff had crashed. Use the hull as the aerial – great idea.

But there was one surviving member of the skiff crew who shot Kombes as he ran.

Kombes staggered and with his last strength, flung himself on the skiff, using his body and the blood to connect the hull to the wire.

kora got a signal out and her unit was able to save her, Sam Hawkes and 5 other men - all the others died. No one knew what was inside those crates or why they were betrayed.



Posted on 2008-10-26 at 18:35:28.

Bromern Sal
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Ooo!

The plot thickens!

I like it!

All right then...I posted and put some assumptions in place, so if I need to change anything, let me know and I'll be happy to.

I'm duplicating my finance ideas here for out-of-character discussion. Al, I figured the price of a new hat based on the price of a cowboy hat online. I found them for around $60-$70 US, which would equate to roughly 2-4 credits. Hope you don't mind.

• 480 credits for just what needed to be done to keep Rocinante in the air.
• 30 credits for the mule.
• 50 credits for port fees.
• 50 credits to scrub and disinfect the tanks.

That equals 610 credits. 50 credits apiece equates to 300 credits. So, that leaves 590 credits to save for fuel when they land again. Unless, that is, Trish says they need more food supplies. Wyatt knew a new hat would likely cost him somewhere around 3-5 credits, so he wasn’t too concerned about the price of that, but Sam’s ballistic mesh would cost near 50 credits alone, so he might have to lone his friend some money to handle that. Then there was restocking the ammunition. Wyatt figured they’d need to spend roughly 10-20 credits on ammunition to bring them back up to load.



So, Wyatt's plan is to swing by the Doc's and pick up Dash. He'll have handed out Willow's, Asher's, and Trish's credit share at breakfast, and will give Sam his. Now, I figured since Wolf got shot up for them, Wyatt'd cut him in on a share this time around as well, so he'll provide Wolf with his share at the Doc's as well as the cost to repair the mule. Then, I'm assuming Wolf will be off to buy parts, and spend what time he needs to repair the vehicle, before returning it to Rocinante. Meanwhile, Sam, Asher, Wyatt, and Willow will make their way to the town council meeting unless it happens at the same time as Willow's meeting with the shepard--I can't remember. Either way, along the way, Wyatt will see about replacing his hat, and helping Sam get a new ballistic shirt as well as replenishing their ammunition. That's the priority: restocking, then the meeting.

Let me know if I left anything out, or if any of you disagree with my assessment of the situation.

I love this game!


Posted on 2008-10-26 at 20:35:41.
Edited on 2008-10-26 at 21:39:32 by Bromern Sal

Eol Fefalas
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*griiiiins... blinks... griiiins*

Very cool... I'm speechless... Sam won't be, of course.

I think Sam's got a few credits of his own yet to be spent which, all things considered, might be best invested in a new mesh... Course, if that don't shine through, I reckon Sam can be sneaky as opposed to stoopid fer a spell... "Yeah, Wyungsung... you go 'head an'wade in there wit' yer pistols, puhn yoh. I'll keep ya covered wit' the long-distance lovin' from that roof, yonder."

As to the allocatin of the remainin' cash... yer th' cap, Cap. 'S long's ol' Sam's got a bunk and a burn twixt his pi guh an' the Nien Mohn, I'm shiny."


Posted on 2008-10-27 at 02:30:45.

Alacrity
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red herrings, blue movies and purple haze

Just a note - you still have some rum and chocolate that you can sell. There is money in town between the banker, the Lawrence and JW so you might be able to fetch yourself a good deal.

Timing - The meeting for Willow is at dawn (6:30 am). The town hall is at 9:00 am. Unless Willow does something terribly wrong or gets ... busy, I seriously doubt she will be at the temple for longer than 2 hours. The temple is right next to the Bank so she won't have far to go either.

Although this may not need to be said, I just wanted to bring up the point that in this game, there is a lot of things happening. Not everything is key to the plot, or even the subplots. Sometimes I am introducing characters or situations that will be important in the next campaign. Sometimes I'm breathing life into an NPC who's gonna die in the next scene, just because I want to be a writer and make you feel something - anything. Sometimes, I'm just playing with weird and wonderful.

So if you are trying hard to put all the pieces together and make sense of it all - you might want to relax and enjoy the ride. I play a pretty intrinsic Verse and sometimes, you aren't playing with the rooks, you playing with the pawns.


Posted on 2008-10-27 at 12:19:23.
Edited on 2008-10-27 at 12:22:25 by Alacrity

Eol Fefalas
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Almost there...

...I've had a post in the works for a few days but what with Halloween being such a busy week around here (and other stuff on my plate) I haven't had the chance to go full-bore at posting just yet. I'll have something finished by the weekend though.


Posted on 2008-10-30 at 14:45:37.

Alacrity
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double whoa

Oh...I am slain.

Thanks to Bromern for posting. Everyone else? hello ...o...o...o....


Posted on 2008-11-03 at 16:58:04.

   
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