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Nathan Snow wrote:
L33t Skillz:
+5:Guns.
+4:Survival,Alertness.
+3:Athletics,Resolve,Weapons.
+2:Endurance,Fists,Stealth,Engineering.
+1:Pilot,Sleight-of-Hand,Burglary,Might,Drive.

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Stunts:

-Danger Sense.
-One Shot Left.
-Death Defyance.
-Wilderness Medic.-->(Same as Herbal Remedies, but uses Survival instead of Mysteries.)
-Tracker.
-Saw It Coming

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Aspects:

-Been There, Done That.
-If I Can Survive Anywhere, I Can Survive Here.
-I'm Sorry, That's Classified.
-The Strong Defend The Weak.
-I Don't Need No Steenking Infrastructure.
-You Can Run, But You Can't Hide.
-It Only Takes One Perfect Shot.
-There's What You're Supposed To Do, And Then There's What's Right.
-Demon Mark

Name: Nathan Snow.

First Phase: Nathan (Nate for short), was born to a life of adventure. His parents were a pair of fairly well known international photographers and reporters who worked for National Geographic. Always on the move, they brought Nate along with them wherever they went, where he learned from some of the best survivalists, hunters, and masters of primitive skills in the world first hand, in their natural environment.

Aspects:
-Been There, Done That.
-If I Can Survive Anywhere, I Can Survive Here.

Second Phase: Traveling with his parents, Nate visited some sketchy places, including the odd war zone (only when he was older), and seeing what one person could do to another inspired him to join the military to try and protect others. Within five years he was part of a multinational group of special-forces that didn't officially exist, going where others wouldn't, and doing what others couldn't, all in the name of peace and stability. Returning from an operation, he learned that his parents had been killed just a few scant kilometers from where he had been. The helicopter had passed right over the firefight where they had died on the way back, and his superiors had said nothing when he was in a position to help those he cared about most. Stricken with grief and blaming his superiors, he resigned on the spot.

Aspects:
-I'm Sorry, That's Classified.
-The Strong Defend The Weak.

Third Phase: Unemployed and without purpose, Nate fell back on his drifting ways, relying on his extensive survival skills to keep food in his belly and the elements at bay. That is, until he got an email from an old friend from his unit, Alex. In short, Alex had stumbled on something big, and was in trouble, possibly dead, and in hiding if not. Someone had decided to try and establish a new world order, which was nothing new in and of itself, but this time they were awfully close to succeeding. At the core of it was a group that had Imaginatively decided to call itself The Order. Drawing inspiration from all sorts of secret societies real or fictional throughout history, they steeped themselves in the arcane and the occult. It would have been hilarious if it weren't for all the powerful names on the member list. With that list of names and a purpose once more, Nate set out. Evidence was found, and people in positions of power free from the Order's grasp made aware of it. Sanctums were raided, Secret meetings broken up, and occasionally people were dealt with in a very professional and permanent manner. At the end of it all, the Order was no more, and Nate was once again without purpose. Having traveled all the world over, he decided that it was time for a change, time to seek a new horizon. And so, leaving letters to people he could trust to guard against the return of The Order, Nate signed up for the Colony Ship Project, and left to drift among the stars.

Aspects:
-I Don't Need No Steenking Infrastructure.
-You Can Run, But You Can't Hide.


Guest Starring!

Arkady Sergeyovich Fedorenko: While "not" visiting the Ukraine to do something that never happened, Nate found himself witness to a rather messy ambush that looked like it might turn south for the good guys. Being a decent sort, Nate decided to do what he could to help out, but knew he could only get off one shot without getting in trouble with his superiors, by blaming it on an accidental discharge. Taking his time, He lined up his shot on the heavy machine-gunner who had somehow gotten into a partially collapsed building and was the cause of most of the trouble. Took his time to line up one perfect shot. Boom. The gunshot came as a surprise, as it should, and the round seemed to almost leisurely wander away, taking it's time, just as Nate had, before finding itself unerringly at it's mark. Before Control could ask anything, Nate was already on the radio. "Sorry, everything's alright. Just had to muffle a sneeze, and the hair-trigger on my rifle went off."
....
"Understood, proceed with Mission. Control out."

Aspects:
-It Only Takes One Perfect Shot.
-There's What You're Supposed To Do, And Then There's What's Right.

Aspect: Demon Mark: There would seem to be more to the burn left by the Damork possessing Nate then meets the eye...

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Felix False wrote:
Skills:
Engineering +5
Contacting, Rapport +4
Science, Empathy, Leadership +3
Alertness, Gambling, Endurance, Guns +2
Might, Athletics, Resolve, Weapons, Survival +1

Stunts:
Personal Gadget (Targeting Visor for Bonus to Guns)(Engineering) (+4 Guns, Night Vision)
Universal Gadget (Engineering)
Sidekick x2 (Contact (Contacting) and Close Contact (Contacting))
Ladies Man (Rapport)
Mr. Fix-it (Engineering)

Colonial Environmental Manager Warrior Gadgeteer
Rambunctious Knave I'll Do Anything For The Colony
Pride Comes Before the Fall
Entrepreneurial Streak
Laser Focus
Gambler's Luck/Fortune Roulette
I'm gonna Science the Science outta that
Uprooted Family Tree
Building Up the Big Guns
Look Before You Leap

Sidekick: Theresa Baker

Scope: +2 (Physical/Social/Mental) (No further Scope advances can be taken)
Quality: +3 (+4 on rolls) (No further Quality advances can be taken)
Skilled: +3 on Piloting, +3 on Drive


High Concept:
Warrior Gadgeteer
Felix is a builder by trade. He studied for it his whole life, has multiple degrees in engineering. He loves making things and taking things apart. When it comes to construction work and design, few people are better. That's not him bragging, that's fact. Alas, he's not led a life of simple building. His is one of conflict, pain and sorrow. Ever since his family was taken from him he's had to fight. Even going to a new world hasn't spared him from conflict and evil. Using his accrued knowledge to give himself an edge by designing tools and gizmos, Felix has been forced to become a warrior among gadgeteers.

Trouble:
I'll Do Anything for the Colony
It's a dangerous world out there. Felix has seen first hand the sort of violence and destruction that can be wrought by man, beast, and demon alike. Schemers after the throne consorting with genocidal lunatics. Madmen commanding hordes of fanatics. Magical beasts. Demons that can summon tornadoes and throw some of the most devastating lightning blasts Felix has ever seen. More ordinary threats in the form of pickpockets, highwaymen, and bandit kings who are more than willing to kill to make ends meet. Felix has had enough of it. He burns with something resembling patriotic fervor, and will do anything if it means surmounting the odds and seeing his colony come out on top.

Rambunctious Knave
A joyful and rowdy man, Felix is not above certain kinds of shady enterprise. Whether it be trading in various contraband or setting up an illicit gambling stall, Felix doesn't mind dipping his hand into things that might get him into trouble. With a laugh and a smile he dives headlong into things that could cause him quite a bit of grief if he gets caught. Sometimes to help a friend. Sometimes to make a buck. Sometimes just for the sheer fun of it.


Aspect:
Pride Comes Before the Fall
Nothing angers Felix more than someone with an undeserved chip on their shoulder. Someone with a position of power, real or imagined, and they're using it to look down on those who have less power? Someone who abuses their power just to make other people miserable or gloat over them? Felix greatly relishes watching such people fall and it won't take much convincing to get him in on a trick that'll make a smug jackass look the fool.

Aspect:
Entrepreneurial Streak
One of Felix's passing hobbies is the study of economics and the value of goods. He comes from a family of business owners and stockbrokers, and a lot of their predilections rubbed off on him. Pretty useless for a colonist, but that doesn't mean that Felix doesn't exercise his skills in his off time. If you need it and are willing to pay or barter for it, he might know a guy that can get it for you. For a finder's fee, of course. Cigarettes, extra dessert rations, posters for your room, he's the guy to go to.

Aspect:
Laser Focus
Felix is someone that can focus. Once we puts his mind behind something he can see it through to the end with nothing more than his raw determination and ability to zero in on his objectives with a focus that's laser-like in its precision. Unfortunately, this means he's also prone to tunnel vision. Once he starts to focus on something it can blind him to other things that need doing. If someone earns his ire in combat he might focus on them exclusively, ignoring more opportune targets or leaving him open to attacks from other opponents he's not paying attention to.

I'm gonna Science the Science outta that
Felix is a rather inquisitive sort. A fair hand at building contraptions and applying scientific theory, Felix has a sharp intellect. When he sees something that puzzles him, he'll want to sink his teeth into it. Tear it apart and figure out what makes it tick. What makes it function. He just can't help himself. This can backfire if he gets distracted by his tinkering when he has more pressing things to do, or if he takes apart something he shouldn't have and can't figure out how to put it back together. The potential to learn something fascinating can also be used to tempt him into doing things he might not otherwise do.

Guest Star Adventure w/ Nathan Snow (balthazar):
Fortune Roulette
Everyone else in the world is pretty average, all things considered. Their days are average, their lives are average, and the events that play in between start and finish are most decidedly average. Felix's life is average, too. Though maybe it's better to say that it rounds out to about average. The course of his life is punctuated with many highs and many lows. A great many tales of vast fortune, lucky breaks, and splendid recoveries can often be found to begin or end with a disastrous turn of events.
(This is a guest story with Nathan Snow. I've not written it up yet but the overall theme is of luck in dealing with The Order. Bad luck that cause things to spiral out of control and good luck that ties everything neatly by the story's end. I'll add it here once I've written it)


Uprooted Family Tree

Felix False was from a respectable and wealthy family that used its wealth for a great many philanthropic endeavors. Their efforts stood in opposition to a number of organizations of ill repute, who retaliated by hiring the notorious assassin Nicholas Blackwell. A demolitions expert and former soldier turned mercenary, Blackwell used his explosives training and military skills for profit. Skills that Felix's family didn't survive, and which he barely survived.

After a long and arduous pursuit, Felix was finally able to exact revenge against Nicholas Blackwell by turning his own explosives against him with help from the bomber's very own sister, Catherine Blackwell, causing the building he was in to collapse upon him. After having finished his years long plan of revenge, Felix found himself wanting and without purpose. His family was gone and he had no hopes or aspirations left in this world. Seeing that there was a colony ship bound for new worlds, he figured it was worth a shot. The various engineering degrees he'd earned while studying on his family's dime ensured him a spot on the ship and the rest is history.



Building Up the Big Guns
Felix has spent enough time out and about in the surrounding lands to have an idea of what sorts of dangers await them. The Damork, in particular, gave him significant pause. He's become even more fervent in his desire to protect that colony and his people from enemy forces. He has gained an interest in building the weapons needed to bring them down.

Look Before You Leap
Felix recently went into a situation without sufficient knowledge and inadvertently caused a minor social faux pas (causing Aramsham to decide to march his armies). He's become more cautious overall (some might say paranoid) and is more likely to try and gain more knowledge going forward even if it costs vital time he doesn't have.


Arkady wrote:
Empathy 5
Engineering 4, Mysteries 4
Leadership 3, Resolve 3, Academics 3
Guns 2, Art 2, Science 2, Investigation 2
Drive 1, Survival 1, Gambling 1, Endurance 1, Alertness 1

Stunts:
Psychic
Artificer
Cold Read
Heart's Secret
Walking Library
Skeptic's Ear (always knows when Deceit is being used on him)

The son of a pair of machinists from Rostov na Don, Arkady received a technical education and went to work at the repair shops of the regional electrical train system. Showing considerable talent at machining, he was taken under the wing of an aging tool and die maker supplementing his pension by working part time off the books, and taught the proper way to fabricate and assemble the various mechanical and electrical parts needed for the work. This quickly led to lucrative work off the books of his own, making tools and parts for various shops and helping out at small repair businesses. It also led to a strong contempt for the post-soviet era off the shelf components available in Rostov and a lot of the folks who used them; leaving him with a marked tendency to simply do everything from soup to nuts himself.

Aspect: If you want something done, do it yourself; Scratch a Slav, find a peasant

After a few years of this, he got swept up into the Civil War between the Ukrainians and the Moscow backed Russians. He fought for Ukraine for a bit over a year, and became moderately good at the niceties of killing the other chaps before they killed you; but after a rather messy ambush (which he was on the right side of) the whole thing became too much for him. He was sidelined for a few weeks with shell shock, and came out of it with a strong distaste for killing which got him put in a medic post for the remainder of the fighting. He overcame his reluctance only once, destroying a Russian armored personnel carrier with an RPG to protect a wounded civilian.

Aspect: Defensive pacifist, I Can Too Farm With Explosives.

While serving as a medic he found himself becoming more pious; finding considerable comfort in his mother's Ukrainian Catholicism when things got messy. Once the fighting died down he left the service, married his pre-war girlfriend, and took considerable comfort in the Church as he got back to work and tried to put his experiences behind him.
Almost a year later, chatting with a couple of other veterans about their problems, he decided that he should help others find this comfort. So with his wife's blessing he entered the seminary, and after several years of making good the shortcomings of his formal education and mastering his new calling (all while working part time off the books for the needed funds) he was duly ordained a priest. He was assigned to a parish near his native Rostov, and moved there with his wife.
Two years later, a well regarded parish priest, Arkady noticed an article in the paper about how many Ukrainians were going to be on the new starship. He and his wife Irina (not yet blessed with children) decided that the twin appeals of ensuring that the holy sacraments were available to those colonists, and of having a family someplace with a better future than Rostov, outweighed the risks involved. Arkady sent a request up through the hierarchy to be assigned to that post; and slightly to his surprise was informed a month later that he should consider himself so assigned and report to Kiev as soon as practical for further training.

Aspects: Married, Church With Many Doors

Guest Star (Felix):

Three years gone by, and Arkady was ready to be a colonist. Most of his training had taken place with his fellow colonists; but not all. He spent a year in Rome studying as well; and was summoned to a meeting in the Vatican to discuss his progress.
The trip across Vatican City was uneventful; it wasn't until he was making his way down one of the working halls of the Vatican itself when cursing in Italian coming from behind a door made him realize something was wrong. As he identified the door as a bathroom, and saw water coming out from underneath, he considered the cursing explained. Sighing, he stepped through to see if he was needed.
Inside he saw a local in the coveralls of a Roman plumbing company, by his age clearly just an apprentice; and an obvious tourist who was in the room when the accident happened now firmly moving said apprentice out of the way of a newly ruptured pipe under a sink. Arkady, who knew where the water shutoff was, quickly stepped in to stop the flood; then pitched in to help the English speaking tourist fend off the obviously overwrought Italian while repairs could be made in spite of him.
Even Arkady was impressed by the speed with which the visitor (American?) fixed the problem; adjusting a new length of pipe and fitting it in place of the old one in very little time indeed. As they then turned to deal with the Italian, they heard the door open and saw several men standing outside...one in a preposterous 16th century guards outfit, two in black, and one of them all in white. They took in the scene, then the man in white shook his head and addressed the two non-Italians.
"Gentlemen, I'm sure the local Plumber's Union will be grateful that you assisted this young man. Now please tell me who you are?" The two men glanced at each other, and the American responded "Felix False. Are you..." Arkady sighed and answered "Father Federenko, your Holiness."
The Pope smiled slightly at that and said "Father, under the circumstances, our meeting can be delayed for a few minutes. In truth, I would rather become a plumber than a bishop myself; but it's too late for that." Addressing himself to Felix, he says "Thank you for keeping my office from flooding, Mr False. Please, go with my aide;" he indicates one of the men in black "and we can see about finding you some dry clothes, and perhaps something decent for lunch. And now, if you will excuse me..." With that, and a glance at the local plumber, the Pope strides off to his next task while said apprentice cycles between several unattractive shades of pale.
Felix finds himself dried off, fed a fantastic lunch of Roman specialties, and given a tour of some of the Vatican treasures normally not given to casual tourists before being granted a solitary audience with the Pope. After a brief chat, his Holiness blesses him; which is memorialized in a certificate (presented by the aide) explaining the limits of said blessing. The usual time limits are, for obvious reasons, waived.
Arkady, well, the surprise of the upcoming meeting was already out of the bag; Arkady was to be one of the two Eastern rite Catholic priests elevated to ecclesiastical rank. Or it would have been, if his Holiness hadn't also explained that the soon to be His Grace, the Bishop Federenko, was also going to be given some rather intensive training in exorcism. "Yes, Father, it's normally given to older priests; those more...nearly ready to meet my predecessor. But there will be no elderly priests among the colonists; and even if you are never called on to use this training, you will be able to impart it to your successors. Perhaps (and here he grins slightly) even your descendents."

Aspects: Defender of the (Eastern rite Catholic) Faith (Bishop), and I'm supposed to cast out Satan? God Help Me!(exorcist)


Deep in the castle of Castle Radun, Arkady met a demon; a creature of smoke and fire, immune to normal weapons. Between his exorcism and the spell-strengthened swords of two Pandion Knights - one of whom did not survive the battle - the creature was defeated.

Aspect: Get thee behind me



The local supernatural is somehow familiar even if he doesn't know the details. He tends to elide penalties for unfamiliarity in the field and learn much faster when taught, especially if texts are available (where it would feed into Living Library). It would also mean he could be prodded into reactions based on details he doesn't quite know, at least not consciously.

Aspect: The Many Faces Of God


Roger wrote:
+5. Science
+4. Academic, Rapport
+3. Deceit, Empathy, Alertness
+2. Resolve, Guns, Athletic, Fists
+1. Investigation, Might, Survival, Endurance, Contacting

Luo Jie "Roger" Wong is the son of immigrants from Hong Kong. While speaking Cantonese at home, his parents were delighted when Roger showed an aptitude for English. He was your typical gifted youth in that he found normal schooling incredibly boring and was thus an under achiever growing up despite being intensely inquisitive. His parents became so distraught over his perceived lack of discipline that they shipped him off to a prestigious military academy. Roger naturally loathed every second he spent there. He did however keep up a fairly strict fitness routine to keep in shape.

Aspects: Curiosity Killed the Cat. Don't Tell Me What to Do.

At University, Roger discovered his passion for languages both human and computer, double majoring in linguistics and computer science. His thirst for knowledge drove him to become a competent hacker as well and it wasn't long at all before he was studying Russian and Mandarin-- essential languages in the world of hacking. Roger's favorite targets were evil multinational corporations to expose embarrassing and incriminating information (and he wasn't above making a quick buck in the stock market using such information, either). While believing in an individuals right to privacy, Roger feels that corporations and the government should not be allowed to keep secrets from the people.

Aspects: All Information Should Be Free, Hypocrite.

Unfortunately for Roger, his criminal activities caught up with him. Being VERY good at covering his tracks digitally, he was less discretionary when it came to personal relationships and ended up bragging about his exploits to an undercover FBI officer and went to prison for six years for insider trading. To add insult to injury his parents died tragically in a car accident while he was in prison. After getting out he swore he would no longer dishonor his parent's memory and use his abilities for good.

Aspects: Hacker. Sucker for a Pretty face.

Owing to his parent's wanting him to be a doctor, Roger found a worthy medical student and paid off all of her debts anonymously (Guest Starring Dr. Vanderbilt)

Aspects: Robin Hood complex. Secretive.

Enter The Order. An international conspiracy dedicated to enslaving human kind. While there were those waging a physical war against the Order, Roger made sure that there was no safe digital haven for the Order. Once the Order had been taken down, and with his parents being his only tie to this world, Roger volunteered to be a colonist on the Pandora. Guest Starring Nathan Snow.

Aspects: Nothing left for me here. Looking for Adventure.

Aspect: Never Again: Roger feels he didn't avail the group as much as he could have during the fight at the harbor and vows that next time he will do better. He begins practicing shooting at a fire range.

Stunts:
Linguist (Academic)
Gift of Tongues (Academic)
Scientific Genius, Computers with specialization in hacking (Science)
Theory in Practice (Science)
The Right Questions (Rapport)
Inner Strength (Resolve)


feywinds wrote:
Dr Samantha Redgrave, PhD in Agricultural Sciences

1. Sam grew up on the farm her family had been running for generations. Though she could never spend her life here - a fate she was saved from when her little brother happily fell in love with the farm the same way their father had - the life she had there was still meditative and comforting. There was something soothing about the methodical work and the animals who followed her around in hopes she would spawn a treat. It wouldn't be an exaggeration to say that Samantha's childhood friends were all farm animals, while the humans she spent time with were picked based on their patience in listening to her talk about those animals.

Aspect: Animals Are Better Than People
Aspect: Down and Dirty

2. Spending her entire like up until 18 splitting her free time between the family farm and volunteering at the local vet who serviced the area's farm, Samantha felt that the obvious next step was to go to college for Agricultural Sciences, her long term plan to find a way to help the farms she grew up around thrive into the future. Her continued lack of human social life was largely due to her loosing hours to the library, reading everything from farm reports to proposals for more efficient seeding techniques. Childhood nights spent awake helping animals through their labor prepared her for college all-nighters, and it wasn't long till she perfected the timing of caffeine throughout the next day so she'd be bright-eyed and bushy tailed till the moment she could pass out.

Aspect: Hyperfocus
Aspect: Burn the Midnight Oil

3. It took years of pouring over literal piles of documents, long enough to get through most of her PhD, but Samantha discovered and presented the perfect pest control. The flower (most of the base was various rose varieties) produced a pheromone that attracted all forms of insects, pollenator and pest alike. However, if a pest happened to munch on one of those shortly before or after ingesting a supplement easily added to watering systems, it's systems would shut down. The flower was surprisingly hardy, considering the fragility of some of the species it was spliced from, and the concentrations weren't enough to affect anything bigger than a harvest mouse.

Aspect: Make It Work
Aspect: I Didn't Of That

4. Samantha liked the library at this school, and as the students had the vaguest excuse to Be Extremely Sober And Not At All Intoxicated, the building was even more blessedly quiet than usual.

Or, it had been.

The kind of punk that was sticking it to the man in brand new Doc Martens and parents paying all their expenses from behind a white picket fence in suburbia was not only deeply influenced by one or more illicit substances, but was also giving the engineering major who she'd quietly existed near a few times trouble because the man sitting quietly on his laptop refused to magically make a keg appear.

The look of stunned horror as Samantha, having walked up, started explaining to the faux-punk the intricacies of breeding a stallion in excruciating detail more than made up for the disturbance to her study time, especially since it had had it's intended effect and the engineering major quietly made his escape.

If they shared a table in the library after that, well. They had an understanding.

Aspect: Oh, Look, A Wild Distraction!
Aspect: Did You Say Horse Fleshlight Or Am I Going Insane?

5. They had about a month left before going into cryo freeze, and the pseudo barracks they had been set up in to feign a sense of organization were anything but. Through all the hubbub, Sam concentrated on avoiding the woman who seemed to think that, as a many-times published Doctor in Agricultural Studies, her job on the new planet was to start a Jamba Juice. Skirting around corners and ducking into an alley behind one of the enormous structures, Samantha skidded to a stop.

There was a beautiful garden, and the most green she'd seen outside a lab since she'd been convinced to go on this mission. Flowers dotted the little alcove, and Sam found herself easily falling into conversation about gardening with the woman working on it, who introduced herself as Irina.

They met there almost every day for the rest of the week, bonding over the need for something to do to distract from the impending freeze and lamenting the flowers that might not make it on the trip due to their "non essential" nature.

And if a packet of chamomile tea made it's way to Irina's bunk at about the same time as chamomile seeds were added to the seed library, well. The Lord works in mysterious ways.

Aspect: Green Thumb
Aspect: Quiet Softy

6. When Samantha was just learning how to walk, her parents liked to joke that she was always trying to escape. It stopped being a joke when her grandmother looked away for just a moment too long, and Samantha just...disappeared.

At first they weren't too worried - after all, how far could one toddle go? The longer she was gone, the more their worry grew, till the entire Redgrave clan was combing every inch of the ranch.

When they found her, she was sitting calmly in the middle of a circle of mushrooms, gumming thoughtfully on a shiny new horseshoe last seen 5 feet off the ground in the stables on the opposite side of the property.

The Redgraves agreed that the event was just One Of Those Things That Happens That We Don't Talk About, and the horseshoe was turned into a necklace her parents made sure she'd never take off, even to the point of gilding it so it would stop giving her hives.

Aspect: Totally Not A Changeling
Aspect: That's That Stuff We Just Do Not Talk About.
Aspect: Between You, Me, And The Wall

7. When a college student is left alone on a college campus and is without supervision for the first time in their young life, they are naturally in want of illicit substances. When the college in question has one of the countries leading Agricultural Sciences programs, the illicit substance most readily available (due to the fact that it could be grown as part of a official school project) was weed.

The Dean of Agricultural Sciences stared across his desk at Samantha Redgrave, and was already second-guessing having called her into his office. There was no way she had anything to do with it.

Still, it couldn't hurt to ask...

"Ms Redgrave?"
"Yes, Sir?"
"Would you happen to know anything about weed being grown on campus?" The answering look of confusion didn't even begin to prepare him for her answer.
"Do you mean like dandelions, sir? I think Melissa Bennett is doing an experiment on selective weed killers."

Her expression was confusion warring with the instinct to be helpful, not a trace of a lie or guilt to be found. He let her go back to her work soon after, idly wondering how much time she spent interacting with students she wasn't forced to talk to.

About a half an hour later in the woods of the campus, Sophie Lavellan and Calder Witt were staring at Samantha like deer in high beams. No one had questioned the "Closed For Maintenance" sign on the door of one of the rooms in the Orchid grow-house, and had therefore never come across what could graciously be called their weed farm. Samantha rolled her eyes.

"Look, I was willing to ignore this, as apparently no one else thought it was strange that there hasn't been a maintenance report put in for this lab since the sign went up, but you've gotten the attention of the Dean, which is bringing it dangerously close to being a me problem. So what you're going to do is find out where your leak is and seal it up, because I refuse to have to deal with the wrath that will come down from high if the local feds decide to lock down the building and people can't get to their plants." Sophie pulled herself together slightly before Calder.
"You're- not going to tell on us?"
"No, because it's frankly impressive you've gotten this far, and the way you've retrofitted it for less heat and more ventilation is apparently doing well." She rubbed a leaf between her fingers and looked around the room. "No, as long as you cut me in, I'll double check your work and get you in contact with the Hospitality student who keeps trying to get me to do this for him."
"Deal."
"Neat. Now, who trimmed these, a fluffin weedwacker? It'll be much happier if you cut like this..."

Aspect: What Is A Weed, Sir?
Aspect: Bureaucratic Navigator
Aspect: Plant Whisperer


Skills

5- Science
4- Academics, Survival
3- Investigation, Mysteries, Resolve
2- Weapons (Farming Implements), Guns, Alertness, Drive
1- Deceit, Burglary, Rapport, Sleight of Hand, Empathy

Stunts

Psychic
Defensive Driving
Scientific Genius (Agricultural Sciences)
Bounce Back
Artificer
Fortuneteller



Various NPCs, partial wrote:
Sir Bevier:

Resolve: +5
Weapons +3
Alertness: +0

Stunts:

Aspects:



Sir Ulath:

Stunts:
Dirty Fighter: (+3 instead of +2 when tagging an opponent's aspect)


Might: +5
Weapons, Endurance: +4
Resolve: +3
Alertness: +2

Aspects:

"Piper":

Skills: Resolve +4

Stunts:

Aspects:

Dr. Vanderbilt:

Medicine: +3

Stunts:

Aspects:

David Ember, Captain's P.A.:

Leadership +3
Rapport +0

Stunts:

Aspects:

Talen:

Sleight of hand: +5

Lucius Malgyre (Man in Expensive Robes):

Rapport: +2
Resolve: +1
Intimidation: +0

Aspects:
In It For The Money
(Severe Consequence) Disgraced

Primate Raven (Man in Black):

Resolve: +5
Rapport: +3

Aspects:
Primate of the Elene Church
Hypocrite
Disinterested In Political Power And Wealth

Martel:

Rapport: +3

Aspects: Eternal Rivalry

Aramsham:

Resolve: +0

Aspects: Senile

Zalasbra, Styric Scholar

Deceit: +5

Aspects: Unrequited Love


Dr. Vanderbilt's "Medicine" skill is Science, with the restriction that it can only be used for medical checks (so she can't, say, identify an unknown chemical compound with it).

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Terrain near the ship:

Forest Area, Swamp Area, Well Mapped, Land Ownership, Poorly Worded Contract, Blood Bee Colony, Revitalised Orchard

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In the back of his mind Arkady is idly wondering what kind of rifle would result from being enchanted with the power of the local troll gods, and whether they might as well just start mass producing nukes.

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I'm almost entirely certain I don't want to even try it.

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We still don’t know what summer is like on this planet, we might want the nuclear winter

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Well, seeing as most of us turned to this colonizing effort because we wanted to turn our backs on the problems of the modern world I think we might have a hard time convincing our fellow Terrans that nukes are something we need to start building.

I'd definitely like to get some uranium to get our nuclear reactor back online, though. That'd solve pretty much all of our power problems.

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Our nuclear reactor needs water, not uranium. It's just a question of getting it out of storage and testing it at this point; and for that we need a suitable crew of folks awake.

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We can have a pet manticore when someone dedicated to giving it baths like this: https://youtu.be/Hfc3J2FblNI

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We don't need to get a nuclear reactor out of storage. One is built into the ship. It was supposed to provide the bulk of our power needs for centuries after we landed, but ran out of fuel untold thousands of years ago. To get it back online we need an appropriate fuel source.

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It's also a fusion plant (according to the first post). Assuming we can refuel it, we need water. Probably heavy water, but that's just a matter of running some centrifuges for a bit. Presumably we have those in storage, too.

Oh, right. Is Ortzel in the crypt with us?

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Oh, right. Is Ortzel in the crypt with us?


It wasn't mentioned yet, but I don't think he would be; for reasons of keeping him safe from potential assassins or other shenanigans, he's probably back at the Pandion chapterhouse, which is one of the best-defended places in the world for him.

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Hahahahahah! Piper has apparently got this mysterious entity's back, and is adorable while doing so.

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What would it take to get the ship's reactor online again?

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Step one: Wake up one or more people who understand fusion power from coldsleep.

Step two: Have them thoroughly check every single piece of the reactor, repairing and/or replacing when needed, because a few million years of no maintenance is rough on equipment and you do not want that particular piece of equipment to go boom.

Step three: Follow whatever instructions said expert provides.

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I seem to recall that Zalasbra told Arkady that the rings have colorless stones which resemble diamonds (the color was leached out of the sapphires by the enchantment).

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Yeah, that was concerning me somewhat.

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