Gloombridge

Episode 16: Coming Clean and Getting Away
Season 1 Finale

Ozzie intercepts a message that is so complex and encrypted he can’t figure it out and he tells the crew. The ship ‘lurched’ for a lack of words and seemed to start rejecting all the human fabrications on it, Jason and Tori got to work repairing so we could move and Shiro decrypted the message and lets the crew know what it said. He was being ordered to subdue the crew and prep the ship for boarding. This would probably lead to them killing off the rest of the crew and him as well respectively after the ship was secured. The shock of it all had to wait as Shiro explained since it had been a while and the ship had stopped coming towards the station where the ambush was they would send out some people to capture the ship. Truth to story two ships moved out of the space station with a collision course with us at inscreasing speed. With talks of what to do with the traitor Shiro on the side the crew made due dealing with the immediate danger of being blown up as we speed away from the planet and our would be captors equipped with missles. As the ships finally moved out of range the ship breathed a little easier knowing we were going to die. Everyone looked at Shiro since he had a bit of explaining to do. Usually when he tried to do this though everyone ran away or ignored him.

Shiro explained the odd story of a conman/deadbeat boyfriend who got blacklisted for doing too many jobs screwing over various gang bosses (for those various mob bosses). With the option of leaving the planet which would get his girlfriend killed since she wouldn’t leave and staying which would lead to his own demise it was odd when all of a sudden no one came gunning for him or even showed recognition of who he was. A man in a corporate suit told him his ‘debt’ had been bought and he had a new job off world. Job was simple. Wear the clothes given, read the documentation at the location as people about the projects they were researching and report back. Only the people who hired him didn’t work for that company he was goint to be working at.

The perfect con, Shiro read up on what the processes and procedures were and asked the questions for the insider information on the researchers’ projects since it was his ‘job’ to keep track literally. No one paid attention to the project manager and what he was doing, that might get people more work. All the talk about process and documentation made other people quezy it seemed. Ten or twelve years later the reporting of the alien ship lead to no communications for a while until there was the simple instruction to move projects along so the corporation was prepped to move the ship to another facility and then delay the project and stall. He never knew it would lead to the attack.

Shiro explained he knew a place they could lay low, work on the ship, find out about it and possibly find out about the corporation. It would cost the crew though, they couldn’t toss him off the spaceship and they had to get someone off planet when they got there… after that though all bets were off for Shiro’s safety.

Tori finding out about Shiro asked bluntly if that meant he would stop talking about documentation now. Shiro said he didn’t have to use as much jargon and for the first time Tori smiled since they had seen her on the ship and she laughed… much like an evil child would when they pull the wings off a butterfly. She then remembered something and told us what had happened with the ship. Supposedly the ship was a telepath… ship? To the point she could tell it ‘woke up’ and that another ship or at least it’s core or what was left of it was screaming out in pain toward our ship. I asked if it was trying to steal the ships body or something odd like that… I do like a good horror movie. Also it came to my attention from when she said it and she started to talk before I could ask, she knew the ship was a telepath since she was a telepath. Primarily an asset developed by the Terran government. Which is another reason why I think they’re a right bunch of bastards.

With the crew wondering if they could trust me and why I was adding in rescuing or kidnapping they weren’t sure yet some unknown lady Tori offered to delve into my mind to find out. Jerad rubbing his head nodding and explained mind raping Shiro would probably let them know what I was really thinking about. I immediately refused. I was up for a minor mind probing even a little fondling but this who mind raping thing wasn’t happening. Tori made the comment that my misinterpretation of mind rape in relation to sex was not entirely accurate which was why she thought it was funny. She decided to let me know mind rape was a lot more painly physically and pychologically was in comparison to sodomy… I kind of wished we were back to me mentioning something and Tori ignoring me or running away from the meeting.

Tori caught images of Delilah and I could seem them. It was weird since it was my memories somce nice like us spending time together or spending ‘time together’. There were also the violent times and arguements. The visions ended when Tori and I both gasped for breathe reliving one of the times Delilah had stabbed me in the chest with a dull knife. Tori asked me about why I was getting stabbed in the chest by this woman I wanted to save. I explained why I thought she had that time. Jerad and Tori ask in unison about me meaning ‘that time’. I shrugged. Tori vouched that I was sincere about what I was offering.

We crew had three leads to track down, finding the author behind a book Mykal had read that had similar ideas to our ship, the telepath refugee camp Tori had been searching for, and laying low in the area I was from which meant going through the worm hole AND Terran space. At least we knew they weren’t looking for us directly. Mykal had the idea of doing a makeover of Tori so she wouldn’t stand out so much. I reminded Tori she was probably working on a project that she needed to get back to and she was about to say know when she figured it out. She stood and bolted before Mykal could start talk of haircuts, trips to the salon, waxings, and practice wearing high heels. I privately messaged her and said it wasn’t as bad as mind rape. Tori thought it actually be. We charted a course to the author’s editor’s planet. I uncuffed and rolled up my sleeves and took off my tie. Since the truth was out I didn’t have to look and act as uptight as you would expect. The ooh behind me though made me wonder since Mykal asked how many tatooes I had as she started from my forearms to my neck since they were showing. Asking if she meant ones she could see got an evil laugh much like Tori’s earlier.

End of Season 1 – GM going on Hiatus for a bit.

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Episode 15: Bounties and Bullies

The team finds out from Mykal her father put a bounty on their heads thinking his daughter had been kidnapped and taken hostage. The people trying to kill us let him know we were wanted for question for our involvement in the desctruction of the lab and the killing of all the employees. The ship made a bee line for her home world considering they might kill her family for involvement or to try and draw us out. Thinking we might go to the previous planet we were at we intercepted transmissions an away team was already world side there waiting for us.

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Episode 14: Mistaken Identity and Hostages

Shiro patches into the local police frequency on the way back down and things have cooled down. With thoughts to hack into the police system to find out about the would be kidnappers Shiro and Jerad see wanted posters of themselves and look at each other and explain they needed to leave. Shiro all but vanishes but Jerad bumps into the door on the way out. Mykal escorts him back to the shuttle well out of the range of the cameras. Shiro turns in a chair when they get there and suggests getting supplies and beating feet offworld and out into space and/or towards the next planet.

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Episode 13: Between a Telepath and a Rough Place

Mykal thinks about her time in a prep school and the girl from Apuch that she knew from so long ago. The party goes down to get supplies and finds out about a local rebel freedom fighter with a bounty on his head. Also the group argued about smuggling and Shiro clams up after being asked to explain how he knew how major drug cartels worked in regards to smuggling. Jerad alone in a bar gets jumped by to fake medical personnel and a telepath. We get there just in time to see a beaten Jerad skulking away from two unconscious bodies one shaking in seizures plus the local police show up. Make our way back to the shuttle, then ship to get Jerad patched up.

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Episode 12: Hostile Retreat

All the savages killed besides the leader, hostages freed. Made arrangements for the Lyden group to take over the derilect plotted course for the next planet in (a water world).

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Episode 11: Calling an Audible and Feeling the Anxiety

Made our way to where the NPC’s wife was, Jerad killed a solo savage after seeing him bang on pipes to alert others. We counter attacked the ambush. Shiro was injured, the party moved off to finish off the rest. Very Bad Idea. 10 vs 7 Mykal almost dies and is surprised when Shiro pulls her out of the way only to get pummeled in her place. Shiro finds himself surrounded by two guys that know how to fight and he had no idea what he was doing until he and the Savages see a hand yank Shiro away from them from somewhere below the belt.

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Episode 10: The Keepers and The Outcasts

Minus Theo we ventured back in with the survivor looking for his wife. Found the ‘Keepers’ a degenerated (mentally) crew that were in charge of maintaining the ship. They weren’t doing so well, found out where the NPC’s wife was unthawed. Theo notified us the Pirates were leaving and we bolted for our ship. Pirates ship took off still coupled to the ship, tour an area free and rammed into an area of the ship after carrening out of control. Thought to be dead. Without the immediate threat of attack we thought about our next course of action.

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Episode 9: Oranges and Onslaught

Jason on duty in the pilot seat found a derelicted Colony Ship, plus we saw a priate ship and took evasive actions to hide on the far side of the ship hiding in the shadow of the monsterous ship. Made contact with a ferrel boy, made contact with savages. Savages, fyi, are not scared of guns and we got beatdown. Retreated to the Ship had to carry Proffessor Theo since he couldn’t even move well in zero G. Found an NPC and saved him, Mykal held him at gunpoint to patch her up once back on the ship. Turns out he was pretty good at his patch up, although he was a vetenarian.

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Episode 8: Breaking Point and Bugging Out

Summary: Packaged up the scandal of the corp and sent off to a media outlet contact through Chuck. Tagged the moles in the miner’s union and ratted them out to a group of men that came to ‘ask’ them questions. Got off world before the full mass of the terran government/military showed up, plotted a course for Apuch.

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Episode 7: For the Love of Money - Sleezy Corps and Crocked Cops

Summary: The riot has an escalation take place between miners and new security personnel ‘mob’ for the mining corp, security starts firing into the crowd plus families close by killing and wounds several including women and children. We went down to find out what’s going on and collect footage and we meet Mykal Lydin. Some altercations with a rogue group of miners before a cave in. Getting back topside and going into the space station got us arrested and locked up by the cops. Mykal tries to bribe them. It’s a heavy price for us more than her. Large slice of humble pie.

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