Des Jenkins here with a special report on the recent violence on R deck.
A regular evening at the SuperNova on R deck was interrupted last night by a vicious attack by the Red Craw pirate band led by the notorious Alphonso de’Pezal and his accomplice Kaigosh the Grim.
17 dead, 33 injured and one missing was the tally of last night’s violence, although details are sketchy at this time and OA Sec chief Stanley is refusing to elaborate. What is known at this time is that the celebrity debutante Genevive Zh’Dastal has apparently been taken hostage by the Red Craw.
Genevive was on stage at the time, an impromptu and closely guarded secret performance that has apparently been leaked to the wrong ears. Alphonso apparently descends from the ceiling as can be seen below, before station recording feeds are cut off by an illegal EMP spider drone.
Eye witness accounts then say that her two bodyguards charged the stage by were subdued by Alphonso and his pirates. Apparently shots were then fired by a 3rd party within the crowd, targeting Haste Trading employees, and in the ensuing chaos all hell broke out, with indiscriminate fire between pirates, civilians and Haste trading employees causing numerous deaths and injuries. At least 6 dead Red Craw pirates have been found and identified to date.
We spoke to Domingo Chavez, a Haste trading employee who gave the following statement:
“I was out with my buddies, Dave had recently been in a serious accident and had only recently been able to return to work, he was feeling pretty melancholy, his family had walked out and his insurance policy refused to pay out. He saw the guy who sold it to him and they had an argument earlier but we thought nothing more of it. Then that crazy pirate came down and I’m sure that life insurance guy was in on it, he pointed at Dave and his chest exploded. I can’t explain it, why would he do that…. it senseless. Then later on this crazy bitch attacked Jorge, she cut his throat man… right in front of us and looted his corpse… What the hell is happening here….”
Several reports concur that this man, seemingly with some sort of concealed weapon, being responsible for starting the riot. Further speculation will have to wait on that until we hear from OA Sec.
There are also reports of the somewhat infamous Sgt Rogers being involved in the club shootout along with some sort of space creature wantonly spraying bullets from an automatic weapon and an enraged clan of Var’lak combating the pirates.
What is more surprising is the resolution of the mystery of the recent hover tram theft. Apparently the Red Craw had stolen and outfitted the tram with some sort of electrical shock generator. Large amounts of explosives were detonated, resulting in serious structural damage to 3 decks, as this modified shock tram entered the club, providing an escape route for Alphonso and causing untold carnage. This tram was tracked for a short while before being lost near the central causeway somehow.
OA Sec have just confirmed that they have several suspects in custody form the incident and will be releasing statements soon. In the meantime we expect Baron Zh’Dastal will be forced to take steps to ensure the safe return of his only daughter. Is anywhere safe on the Arcology with the Red Craw seeming to have impunity from detection and punishment?
More as the story unfolds….
In other news, the recent blackout of fuel refinery site GA23 continues as all communication with the site remains shut off….
- Out of Character
Nice job on surviving episode 1: As a reward you all get 1 whole XP and your bennies get reset for the next session.
We can discuss kit etc sometime at the start of the next session. As an aside you’ve all been arrested and put in the Arcology brig with weapons confiscated or disabled.
Can you post in the comments the amounts of money you won/lost/stole etc.