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Adventures and Scenarios.

Extra Imperial Grav-Ball

Patron: Grav-Ball Coach, Ex Grav-Ball Player
Required Skills: none
Required Equipment: starship

Players’ Information:
Harry “Harmie” Mikowski is a Grav-Ball coach that has got a mission from his Grav-Ball League. Since he is currently not coaching any team, his mission is to spread the sport of Grav-Ball to the Imperial neighbors. The first place he is ordered to visit is the Zhodani Consulate. The group meet Harry at the starport at Jewell, where he needs to charter a ship to go to Cipango, Rio and Chronor to find some good athletes, so he can set up a team, that he can train and bring back to Jewell, to compete in a friendly tournament against some teams from the Spinward Marches.

Harry will pay standard charted fees, plus an extra Cr. 10000 per person to act as assistant trainers and helpers.

GravBall

Original image by BobTheCorkDwarf. This file is licensed under Creative Commons 2.0

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Sophonts Rights

Patron: Activist, Reporter, Agent
Required Skills: none
Required Equipment: long-jumping starship

Players’ Information:
In the local starport (in imperial space in the Spinward Marches) the group sees some activists handing out leaflets. The group will be given one by a girl, and they see that the activists work for a sophonts rights movement. The leaflet notes some minority races that are mistreated in the Spinward Marches. (The Chirpers at Vanejen, The Llellewyloly at Junidy, and the Clotho at Cronor.)

Later that day, the group will be contacted, (unless they have already called the com-number at the leaflet) by a woman who appear to be in her mid 30’s. She says that since the group has shown some interest in sophonts rights and since they have a starship, they might be able to help. The woman needs transportation to Cronor, to visit the Clotho enclave there. At Cronor, she will document the treatment of the Clotho by the Zhodani. She will need 2 tons of cargo initially, and then for the group to pick up a 1 ton cargo at the Jewell system once a month. At these monthly visits, the group will the get an opportunity to help her with some of the documentation work. She will stay at Cronor for 6 months. Since the sophonts rights movement have limited resources, she first ask if the group can help her for free. She will not offer more that standard medium passage and standard cargo fees. If pressed she says, “that the border trade should give the group enough compensation anyway, and remember that You get to work for a good cause”.

Chronor-Jewell

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The Restaurant

Patron: Chef, Patriot, Agent
Required Skills: none
Required Equipment: Starship

Players’ Information:
The group is contacted by an elegant gentleman that present himself as Gerhard von Böhlmark. He says that he is a chef that wants to set up a restaurant at Cipango. Gerhard says that he has distant relatives living there that is of German-Solomani origin, although most of the inhabitants are from a Nihon-Solomani origin. Gerhard wants his restaurant to reflect the origin of the inhabitants, who has now grown too used to the Zhodani cuisine. He wants his restaurant to have a German-Nihon fusion kitchen. (He shows the group his proposed menu that includes “Weisswurst mit Wasabi” and “Sushi mit Sauerkraut” etc… On the drink list there are drinks made of sake and rauchbier etc…)

Gerhard needs the groups help with transport of his equipment and 50 tons of frozen and/or conserved foods. At Cipango he also needs help with installing the equipment and also in recruiting some chefs and other staff that he will train, so that his restaurant can develop into a planet wide chain. Gerhard will pay standard cargo fees, and for the extra work he will pay the group an additional Cr. 100,000 bonus.

Weisswurst

Image by Thomas S. Public Domain

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Deliver Medicine

Patron: Scientist, Doctor, Executive
Required Skills: none
Required Equipment: starship

Players’ Information:
The group is contacted by Roland von Skurken, an executive of the local SuSAG plant. He explains to the group that a terrible (but not deadly) disease has broken out at a nearby mining planet. His R&D team has just developed a cure and a vaccine, and now this needs to be delivered as soon as possible to the unlucky planet. Unfortunately, there are currently no SuSAG ship in the system, so he hopes the group can deliver this, and if possible also help to distribute the cure. The group will be paid Cr. 100,000 for this delivery of 5 tons of cargo, and an additional Cr. 10.000, if they can help distributing the drugs.

Vaccine

Image from CDC. Public Domain

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Environmentalist Demonstration

Patron: Activist, Scientist
Required Skills: none
Required Equipment: none

Players’ Information:
While the group is visiting a bar near the starport on this medium tech and medium population backwater world, they are approached by a thin middle aged man in green clothes that doesn’t look like an army type. He present himself as Dr. Karl-Eneri Ristoff, and say that he is a member of a local environmentalist group called “Balance in Nature” that is going to protest against the annual spluka hunt. He says that the spluka hunt is both cruel and stupid, since the splukas are close to extinction. Nobles from all over the subsector come here once a year to hunt the splukas, only to cut of their heads off to mount as trophies.

Dr. Ristoff explains to the group that the demonstration is going to be held in two days. The demonstration is legal, but some locals and some hunters will not like the demonstration. Dr. Ristoff says that Balance in Nature are unarmed pacifists, but he suspects that some locals and maybe someone else might use violence to stop the demonstration and that the local police will look the other way. Therefore he wants the group to document the demonstration and then give the videotape to offworld news stations. If some nobles actually would embarrass themselves, that would really help the cause. Dr. Ristoff will lend the group video cameras from the university where he works. The only thing the group has to do is to videotape the demonstration, no matter what will happen. The group can then make copies at the university, and distribute these to subsector news stations. The compensation for this simple task will be Cr. 5000 and any money that the video tape could be sold for.

Charlotte Ross for PETA

Image from PETA. Public Domain

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Fomalhaut

With the news of the the recently spotted planet around Fomalhaut, I thought it was a good idea to write something about Fomalhaut in the Traveller Universe.

In the Traveller Universe Fomalhaut is only J-8 away form Terra. The planet orbiting Fomalhaut is a non industrial world occupied by the Imperium. It has a high tech-level and a horrible atmosphere. (B8C8469-F) This looks like a place to avoid. Other information is the spectral type, which is A3V, and the spectral type of it’s companion K4V.

If You compare this to what You can read about the star, it seems to be correct, except for the planet which is made up (for obvious reasons). The distance to Terra is correct. The spectral type is correct, and the spectral type of it’s companion, TW Piscis Austrini is correct. I am surprised that GDW got so many things right this time 🙂 The planet they made up is not totally impossible. It could be a very young planet, or a captured planet.

The planet that now has been spotted (that is called Fomalhaut b) must be one of the two gas giants in the system.

Fomalhaut

Image from NASA. Public Domain

With the news of Fomalhaut b it would be interesting to run a short adventure here. Maybe something about a Solomani uprising against the Imperials, or dust mining in the outer systems. The fine dust might have perfect properties for sand-casters, and might contain diamonds. There might be illegal dust-mining operations that the PCs can be hired to perform, or be hired to stop.

Fomalhaut b

Image from NASA. Public Domain

But there is actually already a short adventure written about Fomalhaut. In Alien Module 6. I will not write any spoilers here, but this is a good adventure and it can be combined with my ideas above. If You just tweak this adventure a little bit, it might fit very well with both science and the traveller universe and probably give You an interesting gaming experience. 🙂

Good luck! :mrgreen: