RPG Main Traveller Aericsteeles The Referee relays... CHAPTER 1: MAIDEN VOYAGE
sits docked at the Regina Orbital Facility, known by many as Regina Up-Town, a somewhat unusual facility in that it actually consists of two orbital facilities connected by a series of tunnels that the locals refer to as the warrens
Though you may come from varied backgrounds you have known each other for some time, and in your respective retirements from your various fields you have decided to go into business together. You recently pooled what resources and assets you had and went in together on the mortgage of the Wildcard
and after all the appropriate paperwork and red tape was dealt with the vessel finally awaits its new owners in an area known as the Starport Mall
, an area where most of the facilities non-residents can be found along with the docks for liners and small commercial craft.
Various services and businesses can be found in the Starport Mall, and many visitors never leave its confines when on board the Up-Port. You find yourselves in a cozy bar tucked away in the Mall called the Dead Spacer
, a bar known to cater largely to Scouts, independent merchants, and small package traders/couriers.
The Dead Spacer is what most would deem to be a middle class bar, it has its amenities, various screens throughout the place project sporting event holovids while others show local and galactic news or stock market/trade information though the volume on these images are muted to allow the patrons to enjoy the soft contemporary music as well as engage in conversation without the need to yell or raise voices.
The occasional clanging of silverware on plates and the clinking of glass as people toast to various achievements or to old friendships is heard over the low din of numerous conversations. Yours is among those conversations as you discuss your recent purchase and your future plans.
The cargo hold of the Wildcard
is empty and as a crew you now have a few options ahead of you. You can attempt to test your skill and your luck in speculative trading in which case your first goal will be to find a supplier or broker. You can use the Wildcard
to haul freight or mail which has a greater guarantee of payment though perhaps less lucrative than speculative trading. Available freight cargos can be found by accessing one of the numerous data terminals located throughout the mall, but one access point would already be available at the Dead Spacer
The data terminals also display contact information for patrons seeking to employ mercenaries or crews of small craft for various tasks in exchange for decent pay though higher pay tends to mean higher risk as well. Everyone can introduce their characters and decide where you would like to go from here.