Who said making a deal with your enemy on Santa’s Blackhole Village was a bad thing? Actually, we didn’t do that. The guys pieced together the impossible and solved a small puzzle (all on their own), without any soak-offs.
We continued roaming the station, looking for the cause of the rebellion. The Taints were nearly all dead. Enemies of the state and criminals responsible must be found. Ingineer likes his plasma blaster.
The squad secured Prized Cargo of some tanks marked Beta XII-A, experimental. We fought several battles with robots. Gained some other Ship swagger. But there seemed to be two crimes. The rebellion being secondary to the loss of the Taints. We had two enemies to fight.
There were strange clues that the station stalled at step 62 of the fanufacuting.
Milo thought to change the “F” to an “M” to correct things. But the system was not corrupted by Freebooters. Milo also said that sixty-two could relate to a hexadecimal “FB,” so he barred the locals from using Facebook. Not exactly what the GM had in mind but that does give pause? Huh, maybe the squad can solve even worse Rahmodian puzzles. Also, Ingineer pointed out that FB was not hexadecimal 62. Oops, but still good logic.
Sixty-two occurred several times as well as TOS and Day of the Dove (soap). The traitors refused to accept culpability. Who was responsible for the tribute stoppage? Who killed the Taints. The NPC were not responsible (so they said).
Was it –
Leader Archaeologist Roberts
, gone mad, as he insisted that he could touch the sky.
Attorney Ginsburg Kang
, who pleaded the fifth of scotch. While simultaneously declaring that Roberts dug too deep and released the Karken. Poor use of analogy by the lawyer.
Tax Assessor Piotr Owen
was accused by Roberts of embezzlement. He called for his lawyer.
Labor Organizer Milkin
, a man proven to be unable to do his job, was found to be a G/Sol agent, hunting an unknown threat. Squad never got from him his mission.
insisting Milikin is hiding something.
, a Cruz, who died fighting an unknown threat. Foaming from a mouth filled with Dove Olive Soap. Clutching a slightly gnawed Reconciliation Card listing Confession, Contrition, Absolution, Satisfaction. Final words that “You Basterds killed my brother.” Way too many clues to decipher there.
Actually, the base was compromised by Androxian fanatics, specifically led by Kang. But Roberts dug too deep and released the Archanis (Green Slime).
The true enemy was the Green Slime Trogs. Many events on Q&D Scary Monster could occur. Do you want to join forces with the Androxians to battle the beasts?
Three Steps Battle Born Reconciliation
A. Not saying you’re guilty of actual rebellion. NOT Confession.
B. Offer Amnesty, all is forgiven, regardless. NOT Contrition
C. Arm the NPC w/ sacrifice of one swagger EE Suit or Ship. NOT Absolution
D. Optional, as any Stonz will tell you, Can’t get no Satisfaction.
The group opted to not lose the Soft Serve Dispensers to arm the Androxians. So much for following the Day of the Dove Trek wisdom. No soak offs.
The Green Slime could not be defeated until the killing solution was created of Dove Soap and Cruz spit. They fought three rounds of Scary Monsters. First to find the enemy invincible w/o the solution. The next to try Dove So alone. Finally, to try Dove Soap and Cruz saliva. Rojo being the source of the spit. Good job by Commander Vulcan Seven (Cimmer) and Liberty Valence (Terran) to solve the problem.
The Squad is rated 87 and all leveled.
Next week more Era Ten endgame and if time allows more Autoplayer.