STARFINDER GM Posted September 18, 2017 Share Posted September 18, 2017 Starhome Station, outside AbadarCorp The waning hours of the Night-cycle revealed an empty Concourse before the tall spires which housed the combined offices of the mighty corporation and the temple to the god Abadar. A few security bots could be seen making their symbolic rounds but otherwise there was no one about. The stations lights were dim and the stars shown through the great panes of Transparent Adamanitium casting shadows on what was normally a well lit and very busy thoroughfare. But all was not as empty as it seemed. After the security robots had passed a little used maintenance hatchway and were well and away the hatch open slightly. Then it opened a bit more enough for a slender figure to pass through and into the shadows of the street. Moving slowly and carefully keeping to the shadows this figure moved following the path of the robots as far as an access way to the Stations inter-transit system. Checking that the access way was empty the figure, a young woman, crossed the light and suddenly she faltered and grabbed her throat which was now red and shiny with blood. The woman collapsed her life blood pumping from the severed arteries in her neck, feebly she tried to staunch the torrent of blood with one hand while she reached for something in her coat but before she could reach it a black gloved hand closed on her wrist and pulled the hand back. Another hand pulled out the communicator and the badge of a Steward. The woman struggled weakly then stopped her yes staring blankly the life gone from them. The black cloaked figure tossed aside the com unit and the badge and produced a purple crystal with swirling green mist inside. The killer placed the crystal on the woman's forehead and the mists swirled and changed from green to deep red. Satisfied the killer stood stepped back into the shadows and vanished. Eight Pieces Port, unknown star system 8-Pieces Port one of the most legendary pirate ports to offer safe haven to the Free Captains and other independent freebooters which prey upon the Pact Worlds and beyond. It is the only pirate haven to never have been raided successfully by the Stewards The approach to 8-Pieces Port is treacherous in the extreme, and only captains who have been taught how to navigate the deadly asteroid belt can do so with any feeling of safety. Others must either rely on the ports pilots’ guild or their own innate abilities at the helm to get through the approaches to it. But 8-Pieces Port doesn’t rely only on the natural defenses of the area, as several nearby asteroids have been hollowed out, and turned into both gun-emplacements as well as free-floating, enormous mines capable of moving into the path of an oncoming ship, attacking all ships that approach with their weapons powered up, or without their beacons turned on, to prove they are known to be a friendly ship. Here it should be noted that 8-Pieces Port, and the asteroid belt, is a neutral zone. Anyone caught attacking anyone else in the belt will be permanently banned, and fired upon. Long-standing tradition dictates that only overt uses of force causes this to happen, and underhanded methods of taking out one’s rivals are applauded though not encouraged. Ironically, the physical structure of 8-Pieces Port, does not consists of only eight asteroids, but of nine. These nine asteroids are interconnected with gigantic girders, holding them together in a rigid structure, with the central, and largest asteroid serving as the anchor point for the whole structure. The asteroids are held in a locked grid pattern for added stability, and each of the asteroids also has its own defenses set up, to cover an arc of the surrounding area, in case of attack. This Construct offers a safe haven to any true pirate who can impress the council which rules it. The club was called Beyond the Farthest and as such clubs went it wasn't a bad one. Located in the asteroid labeled as Upper it served a better class of clientele than the bars and taverns found in any of the other eight Asteroids. Evana had been brought here by one of the high ranking members of the council of 8Peices Port who had seen her performing at Starhome almost two weeks ago with the promise of a big payday at the end of a three week engagement in his club. Of course she hadn't known at the time that it was a pirate haven but everything being equal it wasn't a bad gig. The club was first rate and sported a live house band who were very talented. She of course had had to put up with some fairly crude customers which she probably could have handled herself (at least that what she keeps telling herself) but didn't have to. Garunta Hemok of the Veskarium had been born to be a warrior to crush his enemies and win honor and glory for the Empire, but he couldn't control his mouth. He didn't lie or insult but he didn't know when not to speak. In the creche he had been in almost constant fights due to not filtering his thought and once in the ranks that led to more serious altercation. After one serious duel left the son of a fleet admiral crippled Gorunta's commanding officer gave Gorunta a head start to escape the base and the empire. Which led him in a roundabout way to his most inglorious job ever that of a bouncer in a club on a pirate base. Echo looked at the chip in her hand. It was promotional chip inviting the holder to a free dinner at Beyond the Farthest a classy nightclub in Upper. Hands had given it to her as she had left the ship after getting put ashore because she wouldn't put up with the prejudices of several members of the crew. Hands had been a pretty good shipmate and had handed her the chip with some words “I know it taint yer thing echo but it has a better clientele than most the places the likes of us would go to fine a ship. Give it a try you deserve better.” She looked up from the chip at the big Vesk standing beside the door and headed in showing the chip. Jordayn and Jexa had been off loaded without much fanfare. Their ordeal of having the ship they had been on captured by pirates was one thing the fact the neither had been ransomed had spelled what could have been a fate worse than death. But Jodayns history with some of the pirates or at least a version of Jordayn had been their succor. But still they found themselves stranded in a star system where the longer they stayed the riskier it became for them. At least they weren't heading to the slave pens thanks to some crew that had not really recognized Jordayan as himself but did believe that he or at least his god had saved them on they're last cruise. One of them had mentioned a bar located in the Upper asteroid where they would be likelier to find away out of the mess they were in here at 8 Pieces Port. Gorunta followed the Elf and the Lashunta into the interior of the cub motioning for Gerb to take his place at the door. He took his station near the stage where Evana was in the middle of her first set. The place wasn't packed but it was early and the middle of the week a lot of regulars and a mixture of other port residents but the three unusual ones had his attention The Android, The Elf, and The Lashunta didn't have the unsavory look of the rest of the clientele so he kept his eyes one them knowing instinctively that if there was going to be any trouble it was going to start around them. Spoiler Jordayn and Jexa the only table is one next to Echo's table. Echo is the only Android in the club and is getting her share of looks some good (she is cute in an androidish way) some downright hostile. The two of you will start getting looks simple because it's obvious your not pirates. Eavana is on stage and Gorunta is by the stage. Nothing is currently happening but take this moment o give us a sense of your characters. You can do inner monologue or talk to anyone if you have any questions just ask Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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