This was the kickoff session for this campaign, introducing two
PCs, Lynx and Farkle to the world of Traveller. It introduced them
to the Legend of Twilight's Peak and got us back into the Sci-Fi
world. It introduced Erica Dell as a wealthy patron with an interest
in antiques, dead cultures and relics. The campaign started on Regina in the Spinward Marches with Erica Dell meeting with her family
and finding out about the legend. It also introduces Captain Kelso
of the Chimaera, a pirate and alleged informant to the Zhodani,
who also has interests in exploring the legend...
001 - 1113 (Holiday)
Lynx, Farkle and the rest of the crew of the Boa enjoy Holiday
in the Regina Suites while Erica Dell does some research and visits
with her father, Jacob Dell.
003 - 1113
Erica returns with news about the Legend of Twilight's Peak and
tells her crew that they will be jumping to Aramis to meet with
a Robert Kierstein, a Professor of Hitory at the University of Aramis
at Leedor, who reportedly has done extensive research on Twilight's
004 - 1113
The Boa leaves Regina and jumps to Aramis.
011 - 1113
The Boa lands at Leedor Station on Aramis. The crew tends to ship
maintenance, immigration and other bureaucratic matters.
012 - 1113
Erica Dell sends Security Officer Lynx, Officer Johnson and Frederico
Farkle into Leedor to determine the whereabouts of the Professor.
They eventually stop at the Museum of Aramis asking if they know
of him and his discover his address, which turns out to be a small
home at the edge of the underground.
They visit his home and meet with him. It turns out the professor
has in his posession one of the Octogon Books from the Octogon Society,
a group founded over 300 years ago and pledged to creating a survival
shelter on every planet in the sector. This book contains the 100,000
line epic of Twilight's Peak, a tale about the crash landing of
a ship, whose stranded crew descover an Octogon shelter that sits
atop an Ancient site.
Unfortunately, the professor cannot locate the book, but is willing
to share it with Erica. He tells the trio that he will call when
he has located it.
014 - 1113
The crew of the Boa receive word that the Chimaera
has arrived at Leedor, and shortly thereafter Captain Kelso and
some of his crew arrive at the Boa's airlock. He proposes
a sharing of all knowledge in Twilight's Peak and a sharing of whatever
loot is recovered, plus a sharing of the 1 MCr reward for discovering
an Ancient site. Erica refuses and they leave.
The Chimaera lifts off after staying on planet only long
enough to refuel. Shortly thereafter, the Boa receives a call from
Professor Kierstein, who says he has found the Octagon Book. Erica
dispatches security officers Lynx and Johnson to meet the Professor
and bring him and the book back to talk about it.
They arrive at the professor's house to find that four men have
broken into his house and are ransacking the place. In a fight among
piles of papers and overturned furniture, Johnson and Lynx manage
to drive off the burglars, to discover the Professor has been stabbed
in the chest and lies unconscious on the floor.
Lynx calls back to the ship over her comlink, but strangely there
is no response from anyone on board, so the duo work to stabilize
the professor and call an ambulance to take him to the hospital.
At the hospital there is a newsflash about a massive explosion
on board the Boa, apparently from a ruptured liquid hydrogen
fuel line, killing everyone aboard. The professor goes into surgery
and Lynx and Johnson disappear into Leedor to avoid authorities.
015/036 - 1113
Over the next three weeks, Lynx and Johnson lie low, surfacing
only to visit the professor in the recovery ward and to retreive
news. Apparently the entire crew of the Boa was killed except
for Lynx, Johnson, the Boa's ship doctor and Frederico Farkle
who are missing and presumed dead.
Eventually, Professor Kierstein is released and he leaves a message
for Johnson and Lynx to meet him at his house.
At his house, the Professor opens up a hidden partition in a wall
to reveal a small workshop where he has hidden his "passport",
a collection of tools, forged travel documents, cash and small weapons.
He arranges for a colleague of his to create some documents for
Lynx and Johnson while he recuperates and packs.
035 - 1113
Sir Nick meets with Count Nikolai Kailainen and is given the mission to protect the Professor and aid him in his search for Twilight's Peak and the wreck of the Gyro Cadiz. He makes jumps for Aramis immediately to try to pick up any scent of surviving crew from the Boa.
037 - 1113
On Aramis, Lynx spots a news brief on the vids from Jacob Dell, Erica's father
and Executive Director of the Dell Corporation (a multi-system think
tank), who publicly announces a reward for more information into
his daughter's death.
Lynx and Johnson visit the address and meet with Jacob Dell, who
has arrived on planet to further investigate the accident. Upon
hearing their tale, Jacob hires the two of them to investigate their
suspicions that Captain Kelso was responsible for the explosion
on board the Boa. He also states that he would be willing
to pay more if, upon validation of their suspicion, something were
to happen to Kelso.
037/051 - 1113
For the next three weeks the trio lay low as the Professor calls in some favors and manages to acquire three false sets of identity papers for himself, Johnson and Lynx as they prepare to leave planet.
052 - 1113
Professor Kierstein purchases a one-way ticket on a freighter for
himself, Johnson and Lynx. He says that his intention is to make
jumps to Jesedipere where he knows of some pirates who own their
own ship. He plans on including them in the cut of any loot if they
would be their interstellar transportation.
He also says that they will stop off at Pysadi, investigating an
Octagon located somewhere on that planet.
The trio slide through customs and jump offplanet.
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