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mighty_manrock



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Discipline (Morris) d6+d8(bon.); roll 12
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Perception|Empathy (Kader) d8+2d4; roll 11


"Congratulations are in order. Our campaign is nearing its end." He pauses abruptly before continuing, "And normally I'd stroke your ego a bit more and then come down on you for being a damn psycho out there, Morris, but we -- our entire squad -- have been given an assignment -- a... unique assignment."
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Daniel hated "unique" assignments. Everyone on the Mandrake knew that "unique" usually was command jargon for either "boring as all hells" or "suicide". He'd already been on one of the latter, and it wasn't something that he ever wanted to go through again. But then again, orders were orders. He would go where command wanted, shoot who command told him to, and you never know, he might actually get some surface time.

"What's the mission sir?"
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Kader grabs up a sheet of paper in one hand which he swats backhandedly as he speaks. "Command surveyed every squad in the fleet. They looked at education and credentials, efficiency, low casualties, tactical coordination, searching in particular for the most" -- he shoots you a cursory smirk -- "'spirited' among us.

"Well, they put that all together in some aggregate score, and it seems that our squad ranks up there. What does that mean?"


Capt. Kader pauses. When he continues, his tone has suddenly changed. "X-Colony 1. Heard of it?"
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"I remember hearing something a couple months ago." Daniel pauses for a moment, trying to remember, "Something about trying to establish a colony world outside of Haeleris?"
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"Yes. Exactly that. And that, Lieutenant Morris, is our assignment. Our squad will be among the accompanying military personnel on board the colony ship."
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"Permission to speak freely sir?"
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Capt. Kader sighs. "Granted."
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Daniel cleared his throat before continuing, "Sir, while I understand the need for a military presence on the X-Colony project, we're still fighting a war here at home. Is it really wise to pull units from the frontlines for a glorified exploration mission?"

Even as he said this, he knew that his words would be listened to carefully by Kader, and then promptly tossed out on their ass. If command wanted him and the rest of the squad with the colonists, then there's not much he could do.
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"I'm not the biggest fan of this either, lieutenant. Granted, in the big picture what we're involved in isn't much of a war, per se. We're out here primarily protecting the Council's interests, and now it seems those interests skew towards this X-Colony 1 project.

"Still, from where I'm standing, it takes a lot of hope to turn this thing into more than it appears -- a blind leap of faith through the stars. I'm praying the people we'll be protecting have that hope."


Capt. Kader hands you a few papers. "Here. I'm supposed to give you this." Included is a copy of an "open letter" and an I.D. card with the heading "X-Colony 1: Stellar Navy."
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Daniel looks down at the piece of hard plastic, looking for anything that might clue him into what his assignment is on the mission.
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