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atpollard November 1st, 2016 11:19 PM

[CT Only] atpollard's PbP Traveller (Chapter 21 - Doc) Day 21
 
Just in case anyone wanted to know where Nowhere and the Theocracy are located, here is an updated Local Map for reference:

http://www.TravellerRPG.com/CotI/Gal..._8aug2016_.jpg

and the Planetary Map of Biter:

http://www.TravellerRPG.com/CotI/Gal..._8aug2016_.jpg

And the current population of Nowhere:

Dr Vradok 'Doc' Joranger (Dr. Viggo Julin: Surgeon) - Term 2, Year 1 (UPP: 79*7B96) (age 22) (Navy - Lieutenant [O2]): Medical-4*, Electronic-1, Engineering-1, Admin-0, Blade Combat-0, Computer-0, Forward Observer-0, Gun Combat-0, Gunnery-0, Jack-o-T-0, Mechanical-0, Navigation-0, Pilot-0, Ship's Boat-0, Vacc Suit-0. - [Veteran (+2): AV 18, Lacar-8, short range = 150m, pen=7] & [SMG, 10mm HE, short range = 30m, pen=3, +4 Hit]
  • Jozu Goro (Justus Gunst: Shuttle Pilot) - Term 2, Year 1 (UPP: 769A97-D) (age 22) (Merchant - 4th Officer): Pilot-2*, Blade Cbt-1*, Gunnery-1, Navigation-1, Admin-0, Bribery-0, Computer-0, Electronics-0, Engineering-0, Gun Cbt (Shotgun)-0, J-o-T-0, Mechanical-0, Medical-0, Steward-0, Streetwise-0, Vacc Suit-0, Vehicle (air/raft)-0, Vehicle (large watercraft)-0. [Psion (PSR=13): Awareness-4, Clairvoyance-4, Telekenisis-4, Telepathy-5] - [Veteran (+2): AV 18, Lacar-8, short range = 150m, pen=7]
  • Brandi "Medic" Cooper [F] (age 12) - (Red Card from Borgholm) down to earth - good at healing (learning Medic-0), streetwise-0
  • Giselle [F] (87A898) (age 25) - (Exotic Dancer)
  • Dustin "Mooch" Bradley [M] (987955) (age 18) - (Yellow Card - Construction): Mechanical-1, Admin-0, Blade-0, Medic-0 - Polite, intuitive, nervous - White skin, hazel eyes and straight blonde hair, wears grey coveralls - procrastinates, Always wears headphones - likes Gardening, Fundraising - dislikes laws, death, animals - good at navigating steam tunnels. [Handheld 4cm GL-7, short range = 50m, pen=7] [Magnum Revolver, 10mm HE, short range = 10m, pen=3]
  • Briana "Haggler" Wilkerson [F] (796995) (age 17) - (Red Card - Business): Blade-0, Deception-0, Shotgun-0, Trader-0 - Practical, intuitive, confident - Pink skin, light green eyes and short, straight brown hair, wears grey clothes - dreams of travel, hates the cold - good at haggling & lying - likes spicy food. [Shotgun, shot, short range = 50m, pen=3, +4 Hit].
  • Anthony "Wizard" [M] (age 17) (Firster Psion: Mass Teleport)
  • Delilah "Flash" [F] (age 17) (Firster Psion: Hyper-speed)
  • Leone Nessel [F] (age 11) - (Red Card Orphan: Oregrund)
  • Herbert Nessel [M] (age 8) - (Red Card Orphan: Oregrund)
  • Franz Brandis [M] (age 11) - (Red Card Orphan: Oregrund)
  • Carina Brandis [F] (age 3) - (Red Card Orphan: Oregrund)
  • Luis Platz [M] (age 11) - (Red Card Orphan: Oregrund)
  • Isolde Platz [F] (age 7) - (Red Card Orphan: Oregrund)


The Domici:
(core) 'Captain Sir' Marco Domici - Term 2, Year 1 (UPP: 78*A8*85*) (age 22*) (Marine - Lance Sergeant [E4]): Gun Cbt (Energy Weapons)-2*, Blade Combat-1, Brawling-1, Vacc Suit-1, Admin-0, Computer-0, Electronic-0, Gambling-0, Leader-0, Medical-0, Mechanical-0, Tactics-0, Vehicle-0 [visited 'Sanctuary', Pending Knighthood = Soc B @ Hofud/Biter] - [Elite (+3): AV 18, Lacar-13: 20(12), 40(6), 200(2)]
  • Corporal Tala Torsten (age 17) - [996B22-C] - (Blue Dragon/Psion): Athletics(Dance)-1, Psion-0, CbtR-0, Demolitions-0, Survival-0 ... adopted by Marco
  • Karista [F] (age 5) (Orphan-Psion): Art (drawing)-1 (illiterate) ... adopted by Tala.
  • (convoy) Ian [M] - [555711] (age 12): Blade-0, Streetwise-0, Survival-0 (illiterate) - Refuses to forgive Creator/world/life; Highly inquisitive and very self-assured; often draws people into misadventures - [877A22 @ age 18] ... adopted by Marco
  • Akil [M] - [335311] (age 8): Survival-0 (illiterate) - Very close to Messiette; impatient - [77B722 @ age 18] ... adopted by Marco
  • Carol Week [F] (age 50) - (Engineer): Engineering-1, Instr-3
  • Josh Rivers [M] (age 28) - (Engineer): Engineering-1
  • Dean Mays [F] (age 17) - (Engineer): Engineering-1
  • Cal Wiggin [M] (age 20) - (Engineer) (PSR=10): Engineering-1
  • Cpl. Francisca "Pink" Welch [F] (age 19) - (Gunner): Gunner (PA Barbette)-2 - short and skinny with short blonde hair - agressive personality
  • Cpl. Lavon "Gamer" Hudson [M] (age 20) - (Gunner) (PSR=10): Gunner (PA Barbette)-1, high Dex, Int - short blonde hair with long thin braid at back - bright, sensitive personality
  • Garlan Deland [M] (age 28) - (Geologist) (PSR=10): Geology-3 - working on PhD, employed by Howell Industries, sent by Janice Howell.

BDCR - South
  • (core) (Captain) Bryce Martel [M] (age 44) - [B8A89A] - (Blue Dragon Cyber Raider: ex-Guide Tjanern Huldra): Computer-2, CbtR-1, GunCbt-1, JoT-1, Leader-1, Liaison-1
  • Lieutenant Brandy Crane [F] (age 39) - [65AC83] - (Blue Dragon Cyber Raider: ex-Warder): Computer-2, Blade-1, Electronic-1, Gambling-1, Streetwise-1
  • "Bug" (Donald Knapp) [M] (age 35) - [6B8E43] - (Blue Dragon Cyber Raider: ex-Hacker): Computer-3, Electronics-2, Streetwise-2, Pistol-1, Blade-0, Brawling-0, Bribery-0, Gambling-0, Mechanical-0
  • Chandra "Chappy" Capelle [F] (age 34) - [78BC33] - (Blue Dragon Cyber Raider: ex-Citizen): Engineering-2, Streetwise-1, Survival-1
  • Dona [F] (age 20 [32]) - (Sanctuary Psion: Trader-Broker): Teleportation (Etheral) ... Teleportation (Etheral): The character is able to pass through solid surfaces as if they did not exist.
  • Mr. Jared Wilkins, PhD [M] (age 27*) - [495DCE] - (Dilettante): Medic (BioChemistry*)-2, Persuade-2, Art (metalworking)-1, Diplomat-1, Streetwise-1, Advocate-0, Broker-0, Carouse-0, Comm-0, Computer-0, Deception-0, Science (psychology*)-0 [*visited 'Sanctuary']
  • (Lieutenant) Les Maillot [M] (age 42) - [A6CB48] - (Blue Dragon Cyber Raider: ex-Citizen): Comms-3, Engineering-2, Advocate-1, JoT-1
  • Marlon Maillet [M] (age 44) - [698684] - (Blue Dragon Cyber Raider: ex-Warder): Electronic-2, Computer-1, Gambling-1, JoT-1, Medical-1, Streetwise-1
  • (convoy) Pauline Lefranc [F] (age 44*) - [64AD6*8] - (Blue Dragon Cyber Raider: ex-Mountainman): JoT*-2, Blade-1, Gambling-1, Hunting-1, Mechanical*-1, Survival-1 [*visited 'Sanctuary']
  • (convoy) L.Cpl. Angel Bitt [F] (age 22) - (Blue Dragon/AMM Army): GunCbt-2, Mechanical-1, Vehicle-1
  • (convoy) Pvt. Randall Kane [M] (age 18) - (Blue Dragon/AMM Army): GunCbt-1, Recon-1
  • (core) Ilana Cooke [F] (age 30) - [55AB56] - (Blue Dragon Cyber Raider: ex-Entertainer): Deception-2, Art (acting)-1, Comms-1, Streetwise-1

Flying Boat:
  • Clifton Godwin [M] (age 25) - [6B898(7*)] - (Blue Dragon/ex-Greycoat: Flying Boat Pilot/Psion): Aircraft-2, Administration-1, Electronics-1, Jack-0-T-1, Brawling-0, Carousing-0, Gambling-0, Grav-0, Pistol-0, Mechanical-0, Survival-0, VaccSuit-0
  • L.Cpl. Mirriam Bitt [F] (age 22) - (Blue Dragon/AMM Army): Brawling-1, GunCbt-1, Mechanical-1, Recon-1
  • ... Flying Boat [500 kph] - multibarrel autocanon in pop up turret, (2) inboard hard points [1500 kg each], (2) wingtip launch rails [100 kg missiles each], (2) flex mount heavy machine gun in side doors.
  • ... Handheld RAM Grenade Launcher & 22 RAM Grenades
  • ... 88 man-days of food
  • ... 1,002,300 Biter Credits cash & (Assorted Jewelry worth 1000 Biter Credits)

Hofud Marines:
  • (core) 1SGT Roy McKenna [Elite (+3): AV 10, PGMP-13: 45(25), 90(12), 150(1)]
  • LCPL Celinda Schmitt (F) [Veteran (+2): AV 10, PGMP-13: 45(25), 90(12), 150(1)]
  • LCPL Gregorio McMahon (M) [Veteran (+2): AV 10, 40cm RAM AutoGL: 37(36)+4, 75(36)+3, 150(36)+2]
  • (Oregrund) CPL Cristine Cranston (F) (PSR=11) [Elite (+3): AV 10, PGMP-13: 45(25), 90(12), 150(1)]
  • LCPL Nyla Pelissier (F) [Veteran (+2): AV 10, PGMP-13: 45(25), 90(12), 150(1)]
  • LCPL Ezra Schroder (M) [Veteran (+2): AV 10, 40cm RAM AutoGL: 37(36)+4, 75(36)+3, 150(36)+2]
  • CPL Jason Woodward (M) [Elite (+3): AV 10, PGMP-13: 45(25), 90(12), 150(1)]
  • LCPL Kristopher Collins (M) [Veteran (+2): AV 10, PGMP-13: 45(25), 90(12), 150(1)]
  • (convoy) LCPL Rene Flament (F) [Veteran (+2): AV 10, 40cm RAM AutoGL: 37(36)+4, 75(36)+3, 150(36)+2]

atpollard November 1st, 2016 11:21 PM

Communication - Lot 2:
(core) Patricia "Nowhere" [F] (age 55) - [787CB5] (Lawyer/Communications): Legal-6, Comm Engineering-4, Carousing-2, Admin-1, Computer-1, Deception-1, Diplomat-1, Electronic-1, Mechanic-1, Art-0, Blade-0, Leader-0, Pistol-0, Streetwise-0, Survival-0
  • Term 1 (age 16-19): self-educated, College - Graduated with Honors (Pre-Law)
  • Term 2 (age 20-23): University - Masters in Law
  • Term 3 (age 24-27): Corporate Lawyer (Clerk) - Oregrund
  • Term 4 (age 28-31): Corporate Lawyer (Supervisor) - Oregrund - PhD in Constitutional Law
  • Term 5 (age 32-35): Corporate Lawyer (Department Manager) - Oregrund - Bachelors in Comm
  • Term 6 (age 36-38): Corporate Lawyer (talk of next Director) - Oregrund - Masters in Comm Engineering
  • Term 7+ (age 39+): Return to 'Nowhere' & start Comm Business.
  • Ally: Charlene Harrington [F] (age 57) - (Judge on Planetary Supreme Court - University Professor)
  • 5 Mountain Man Radio Contacts - Marifred, Osthammer, Haparanda, Laholm, Falsterboro
  • frequent trips, hides many secrets (read/write)
  • (convoy) Tyjon [M] (age 16) (Administrator) - Patricia's son - mature, down to earth, protects family (read/write)
  • Herman [M] (age 14) (Leader) - Patricia's son - inquisitive, lacks sense of personal danger (read/write)
  • Vashan [M] (age 91) (Vehicle) - haunted by his past. (illiterate)
  • Lincoln [M] (age 51) (Streetwise) - balanced, fair, patient, supportive. (illiterate) - SMG
  • Allan [M] (age 15) (Electronics - Engineer Intern) - Lincoln's son - mature, down to earth (illiterate)
  • Madelyn [F] (age 19) (Leader) - mature, reliable, (emotional) - 8 months pregnant (due in 2 months) (illiterate)
  • Kristine [F] (age 4) - Madelyn's Sister - impatient, temper tantrum (illiterate)

Mikael's Diner - Lot 7:
  • Mikael [M] (age 50) - (GunCbt-LAG) - [WOUNDED]
  • Leonard [M] (age 24) - (GunCbt-ACR) - LAG & ACR
  • Julia [F] (age 32) - Highly patronizing; loves to tease younger family members
  • Brittany [F] (age 31) - Highly inquisitive and very self-assured; often draws people into misadventures as a result
  • 'Doctor' Marcie [F] (age 29) - (Medic/Herbalist): Medic-1, Herbalism-1 - [Recruit (+0): AV 0, no weapon] ... Balanced; generally mature and reliable, sometimes prone to bouts of selfishness and anger
  • April [F] (age 19) - Honest and reliable; will always be there for other family members
  • Irma [F] (age 17) - Very hypocritical; impatient and apathetic but hates the same treatment towards them from others
  • Georgette [F] (age 9) - Likeable, friendly and humorous; inadvertently unreliable due to being very scatter-brained

Gunship Landing Pad - Lot 8:
  • Lt. Ken Atkin [M] (age 32) - (Gunship Pilot): Ship's Boat-2, Gunner-1
  • Vance Wheeler [M] (age 26) - (Engineer): Engineering-2, Nav-1

Great House/Medical Clinic - Lot 9:
  • (Oregrund) Sapphire Bradford [F] (age 28) - (Physician's Assistant - Yellow Card Path): Medic-2 - [Recruit (+0): AV 0, no weapon] ... caramel skin, green eyes, shoulder-length fine brown hair - smart, timid - born Djursholm, Core.
  • Peggy [F] (age 28) - (maid/cook) Mature, unemotional, nervious - avoids conflict - fidgets when lying (illiterate)

Inn - Lot 10:
  • Jarek [M] (age 63) - (Barkeep) - compassionate, steadfast, boring
  • Dana [F] (age 56) - (Cook) Jarek's wife - content, unimaginative
  • Messiette [F] - [876854*] (age 35) (Barmaid/Cook): Brawling-1, Deception-1, Mechanic-1, Medic-1, Steward-1, Animal-0, Athletic-0, Carouse-0, Recon-0, Survival-0, Vehicle-0 (illiterate)
  • Wren [F] - [78948B*] (age 22) (Companion): Athletic-1, Carouse-1, Animal-0, Brawling-0, Deception-0, Mechanic-0, Medic-0, Recon-0, Steward-0, Survival-0, Vehicle-0 (read/write)
  • Mari [F] (age 10) (Orphan): Recon-0, Survival-0 (read/write) ... adopted by Wren.

Market - Lot 11:
  • Stewart [M] (age 44) - (Merchant) Gentle, non-violent - Always puts family first, even before their own needs.
  • Loretta [F] (age 34) - Stewart's second wife - deeply regrettable past (distant memory now).
  • (convoy) Lorna [F] (age 26) - Stewart's sister - loves to tease younger family members
  • (convoy) Lenora [F] (age 20) - Stewart's sister - lacks patience, lazy
  • Ruby [F] (age 15) - Stewart's daughter - Gets along well with everyone, always willing to chat, and to listen
  • Adam [M] (age 7) - Stewart's son - Friendly and patient; eager to learn
  • Jomo [M] (age 62) - Stewart's father - Very naive; often taken advantage of

Salvage - Lot 13:
  • Holly [F] (age 34) (Mechanical) - Passive during day-to-day family life; massively active if a problem ever arises.
  • (convoy) William [M] (age 24) (Scavenger) Holly's Brother - Independent and solitary; leaves the other family members to take care of themselves.
  • Leah [F] (age 13) - Holly's daughter - Friendly and supportive
  • Roscoe [M] (age 10) - Holly's Son - Honest and reliable

Garage - Lot 14:
  • Jessie [M] (age 34) - (Mechanic) - Gets along well with everyone, always willing to chat, and to listen

Construction - Lot 15:
  • Georgette Gunarson [F] (age 89) - (Demolitions) - Matriarch - Very family oriented; very supportive and caring.
  • Takira [F] (age 54) - (Construction) - Passive during day-to-day family life; massively active if a problem ever arises.
  • Kevin [M] (age 46) - (Construction, Rifle) - Takira's Brother - Honest and hardworking - BOLT ACTION HUNTING RIFLE W/ SCOPE
  • David [M] (age 37) - (Construction) - A bully as a child; kinder as an adult
  • Brittney [F] (age 32) - (Construction) - jealous; use sabotage and bullying
  • Algernon [M] (age 7) - Brittney's Son
  • Melinda [F] (age 20) - twin to Lydia - (guest at Gunarson's)
  • Lydia [F] (age 20) - twin to Melinda - (guest at Gunarson's)
  • Maya [F] (age 3) - Lydia's Daughter - (guest at Gunarson's)
  • Amelie [F] (age 5) - orphan - (guest at Gunarson's)


Nana's Family:
  • 'Nana' Angelia [F] (age 76) - (Hunter, Survival) [Interprets Dreams] - patient and supportive (read/write) - [Regular (+1): AV 4, Carbine]
  • (convoy) Logan [M] (age 66) - (Hunter, Survival) - Shows little concern for the well being of others. (read/write) - [Veteran (+2): AV 5, Rifle]
  • Dona [F] (age 62) - (Hunter, Survival) - A true leader (illiterate) - [Elite (+3): AV 6, Rifle w/ scope]
  • (convoy) Clinton [M] (age 59) - (Hunter, Survival) - Largely absent. (illiterate) - [Veteran (+2): AV 5, Rifle]
  • Tobias [M] (age 57) - (Hunter, Survival) - Knows how to make every scenario a fun and memorable one. (PSR=11: Psi-Armor - grants natural AV 11 against all attacks) (illiterate) - [Recruit (+0): AV 1, Shotgun]
  • Loraine [F] (age 55) - (Hunter, Survival) - Treats everyone like a child (illiterate) - [Regular (+1): AV 3, Carbine]
  • Antonio [M] (age 31) - (Hunter, Survival) - Dominant and passive aggressive (illiterate) - [Recruit (+0): AV 1, Shotgun]
  • Harvey [M] (age 28) - (Hunter, Survival) - cheers others up, clown. (illiterate) - [Veteran (+2): AV 5, Rifle]
  • Deven [M] (age 28) - (Hunter, Survival) - Balanced. (illiterate) - [Veteran (+2): AV 5, Rifle]
  • Alan [M] (age 27) - (Hunter, Survival) - Mature and reliable. (PSR=11: Genesis - creates a pocket universe that he can enter/leave at will - 135m diameter sphere that grows 15 meters dia per year - can build anything you want within your universe.) (illiterate) - [Recruit (+0): AV 2, Shotgun] ... mute.
  • Anne [F] (age 15) - (Hunter, Survival) - Gets along well with everyone (illiterate) - [Recruit (+0): AV 1, Shotgun]
  • Shawn [M] (age 15) - (Hunter, Survival) - Honest and reliable. (illiterate ... ASL/ speaks for Alan) - [Veteran (+2): AV 5, Rifle]
  • Pip [M] (age 8) - (Survival) - A bully. (illiterate)


Lou's Family:
  • Lou [M] (age 60)
  • Tammy [F] (age 51)
  • Sharlene [F] (age 23)
  • Hellen [F] (age 23) (PSR=11)
  • (convoy) Herman [M] (age 21) (PSR=11)
  • Terry [M] (age 21) (PSR=11)
  • Nellie [F] (age 20)
  • Gustav [M] (age 5)


Jeremy's Family:
  • Jeremy [M] (age 58)
  • Laura [F] (age 52)
  • Francis [M] (age 30)
  • (convoy) Tim [M] (age 25)
  • (convoy) Aldo [M] (age 24)
  • Bob [M] (age 20)
  • Roxanne [F] (age 19)
  • Deloris [F] (age 18)
  • Sam [M] (age 17) (PSR=10)
  • Bonnie [F] (age 10) (PSR=10)

Debara's Family:
  • Debara [F] (age 52)
  • (convoy) Bernard [M] (age 42)
  • (convoy) Catrina [F] (age 31)
  • Aiya [F] (age 24) (PSR=10)
  • Pam [F] (age 23)
  • Connie [F] (age 22)
  • Manni [F] (age 17)
  • Roxanne [F] (age 16)
  • Russel [M] (age 15)
  • Ron [M] (age 14)
  • Gina [F] (age 4) (PSR=11)
  • Luke [M] (age 2)
  • Anne [F] (age 2) (PSR=10)


Jerry's Family:
  • Jerry [M] (age 58)
  • Alda [F] (age 50) - Herbalism-3, Medic-0
  • (convoy) Anzu [F] (age 27)
  • (convoy) Seth [M] (age 24)
  • (convoy) Gilbert [M] (age 22)
  • (convoy) Wyclef [M] (age 21)
  • Max [M] (age 20)
  • Katy [F] (age 20)
  • Wendy [F] (age 19)
  • Nikki [F] (age 19) (PSR=11)
  • Babetta [F] (age 19) (PSR=10)
  • Rute [F] (age 18)
  • Anthony [M] (age 17) (PSR=12: Teleportation (5-500 km - arrive 1d6 km from intended target)
  • Delilah [F] (age 17) (PSR=12: Slow - as per drug, effects at will)
  • Sammy [M] (age 13)
  • Willie [M] (age 10) (PSR=10)

atpollard November 1st, 2016 11:22 PM

[Doc] - [Biter 1416.52.0036 IST (9:36 PM Local)] Great House/Clinic (Lot 4), Nowhere

As Doc and Jared prepared to head for the Diner, Marcie and Medic started cleaning up the OR and announced they would be along in a few minutes "This won't take long and I hate coming back to a mess." Messiette was prepared to help, but Marcie sent her ahead with Doc and Jared to rest since she was not fully recovered from her own beating of just two days before and still walked with a limp. She reluctantly, but gratefully accepted.

As you passed through the ward, Alda was diligently attending to Delilah, pausing only for short breaks to care for some other patient as they moaned, before hurrying back to her daughter's bedside.


[Doc] - [Biter 1416.52.0045 IST (9:45 PM Local)] Mikael's Diner (Lot 7), Nowhere

Standing in the vestibule of the diner shaking off the rain and the chill from the night, the room was quiet and nearly empty near the fireplace. The back dining area had been converted to a dark sleeping area that was wall to wall bodies. Doc, Jared and Messiette passed up the tables for a seat near the fire to warm up. A cup of hot, spiced coffee helped warm you from the inside out. Doc closed his eyes for a moment to just relax and enjoy the quiet. He was dragged from his reflection by a firm tug on his pant leg. Doc opened his eyes to see a 5 year old girl staring up at him. She held out her arms to be lifted up. Doc looked around for some indication of what he was supposed to do, but Jared just shrugged. The girl tugged on his pant leg and repeated the gesture. "Well, pick her up." suggested Messiette as if the answer was obvious.

Doc reached down and lifted the little girl up. She yawned and leaned close "It's past my bedtime, but I had to give this to you." She handed Doc a small orange flower with red tipped petals. "The man on Mari's picture said you needed it. He said it was real portant. G'nite." She kissed your cheek and climbed down, then ran to Tala Domici who was waiting to scoop her up at the front door to carry her back to the Inn.

Spoiler:

Dr Vradok 'Doc' Joranger (Dr. Viggo Julin: Surgeon) - Term 2, Year 1 (UPP: 79*7B96) (age 22) (Navy - Lieutenant [O2]): Medical-4*, Electronic-1, Engineering-1, Admin-0, Blade Combat-0, Computer-0, Forward Observer-0, Gun Combat-0, Gunnery-0, Jack-o-T-0, Mechanical-0, Navigation-0, Pilot-0, Ship's Boat-0, Vacc Suit-0. - [Veteran (+2): AV 18, Lacar-8, short range = 150m, pen=7] & [SMG, 10mm HE, short range = 30m, pen=3, +4 Hit]
  • Messiette [F] - [876854*] (age 35) (Barmaid/Cook): Brawling-1, Deception-1, Mechanic-1, Medic-1, Steward-1, Animal-0, Athletic-0, Carouse-0, Recon-0, Survival-0, Vehicle-0 (illiterate)
  • Marcie [F] (age 29) - (Medic/Herbalist): Medic-1, Herbalism-1 - [Recruit (+0): AV 0, no weapon] ... Balanced; generally mature and reliable, sometimes prone to bouts of selfishness and anger
  • Mr. Jared Wilkins, PhD [M] (age 27*) - [495DCE] - (Dilettante): Medic (BioChemistry*)-2, Persuade-2, Art (metalworking)-1, Diplomat-1, Streetwise-1, Advocate-0, Broker-0, Carouse-0, Comm-0, Computer-0, Deception-0, Science (psychology*)-0 [*visited 'Sanctuary']
  • Brandi "Medic" Cooper [F] (age 12) - (Red Card from Borgholm) down to earth - good at healing (learning Medic-0 from Doc), streetwise-0
  • Frieda [F] (age 27) - serious (head) wound [5] - remained in a coma.

ACK November 2nd, 2016 10:39 AM

[Doc] - [Biter 1416.52.0045 IST (9:45 PM Local)] Mikael's Diner (Lot 7), Nowhere


Doc looked to her with a bit of surprise on his face, "Thank you child."

He looked then to Jared with a puzzled look on his face. "You have any idea what he meant about this flower being important?"

He looked at the flower orange full of life waxingly gently now that it has been taken red tips glistening in the reflection of the firelight. He peered at it and wondered its meaning now as his body ached from need of rest.

atpollard November 2nd, 2016 04:00 PM

[Doc] - [Biter 1416.52.0051 IST (9:51 PM Local)] Mikael's Diner (Lot 7), Nowhere
Quote:

Originally Posted by ACK (Post 552445)
"Thank you child."

"You welkum. Now you can help them stop crying." she trotted off to Tala and laid her head on the Domici's shoulder. As they left, the little girl gave a small wave with one hand and sucked her thumb with the other.


Quote:

Originally Posted by ACK (Post 552445)
"You have any idea what he meant about this flower being important?"

"No idea" responded Jared bubbling over with amusement at the entire exchange "but the whole region is an unusual ecosystem and contains many unique plant and animal species."

"I know you are not completely comfortable with the Firster Gifts" whispered Messiette so softly that both Doc and Jared had to strain to hear her "but Karista has an unusual gift even among the Firsters. She sees the past and the future and can even talk with people from other times. It was she who knew that Tala and Marco would come and defeat cyborg thugs and Marines in Battledress. I do not know what her message means, but I can tell you that she has spoken the truth. That should be a matter of some concern to you as well." She sipped her herbal tea and smiled. "Mari is a ten year old orphan adopted by Wren and Philan. She is Karista's closest friend and hid her in the woods from those who wanted to kidnap the girl who could see the future. Mari is a Guide warrior like her late father. If the 'man in Mari's picture' is the winged warrior slaying a serpent on Mari's tattoo, then Karista just delivered a flower and a message from a Spirit being."

Messiette started to reach for another cup of tea, when Jared got up and poured it for her. She smiled and thanked him. "If you want to know about the flower, you could ask Marcie."

"Ask me what?" said Marcie as she and a shivering Medic arrived and joined the huddle by the fire.

Spoiler:

Dr Vradok 'Doc' Joranger (Dr. Viggo Julin: Surgeon) - Term 2, Year 1 (UPP: 79*7B96) (age 22) (Navy - Lieutenant [O2]): Medical-4*, Electronic-1, Engineering-1, Admin-0, Blade Combat-0, Computer-0, Forward Observer-0, Gun Combat-0, Gunnery-0, Jack-o-T-0, Mechanical-0, Navigation-0, Pilot-0, Ship's Boat-0, Vacc Suit-0. - [Veteran (+2): AV 18, Lacar-8, short range = 150m, pen=7] & [SMG, 10mm HE, short range = 30m, pen=3, +4 Hit]
  • Messiette [F] - [876854*] (age 35) (Barmaid/Cook): Brawling-1, Deception-1, Mechanic-1, Medic-1, Steward-1, Animal-0, Athletic-0, Carouse-0, Recon-0, Survival-0, Vehicle-0 (illiterate)
  • Marcie [F] (age 29) - (Medic/Herbalist): Medic-1, Herbalism-1 - [Recruit (+0): AV 0, no weapon] ... Balanced; generally mature and reliable, sometimes prone to bouts of selfishness and anger
  • Mr. Jared Wilkins, PhD [M] (age 27*) - [495DCE] - (Dilettante): Medic (BioChemistry*)-2, Persuade-2, Art (metalworking)-1, Diplomat-1, Streetwise-1, Advocate-0, Broker-0, Carouse-0, Comm-0, Computer-0, Deception-0, Science (psychology*)-0 [*visited 'Sanctuary']
  • Brandi "Medic" Cooper [F] (age 12) - (Red Card from Borgholm) down to earth - good at healing (learning Medic-0 from Doc), streetwise-0

ACK November 2nd, 2016 04:12 PM

[Doc] - [Biter 1416.52.0051 IST (9:51 PM Local)] Mikael's Diner (Lot 7), Nowhere

Doc presents her the flower and relates the message given to him by the child, "Marcie if she has this gift of sight I must mention that I was trying at one point to assist in finding a way to stop the plague ravaging Biter. Could that be what she means? Does the flower have any medicinal use that you know of? It could be quite important to saving nearly 70% of the planet if that is what she means. Now the hint was it could stop them stop crying. I wonder what that bit was about? I am puzzled I must admit."

Doc looks at the flower a bit mesmerized waiting on Marcie's response. His mind wandering to his wife and children left behind. His thoughts ranging over all the adventures and connections he has made here over his time her in this place.

atpollard November 2nd, 2016 08:24 PM

[Doc] - [Biter 1416.52.0053 IST (9:53 PM Local)] Mikael's Diner (Lot 7), Nowhere
Quote:

Originally Posted by ACK (Post 552472)
"Marcie if she has this gift of sight I must mention that I was trying at one point to assist in finding a way to stop the plague ravaging Biter. Could that be what she means? Does the flower have any medicinal use that you know of? It could be quite important to saving nearly 70% of the planet if that is what she means. Now the hint was it could help them stop crying. I wonder what that bit was about? I am puzzled I must admit."

"Every plant has a medicinal use" Marcie giggled "sorry, something my old mentor used to say. I know the plant. It's very rare, which is a good thing. I'm pretty sure it's a deadly poison. I think it causes a heart attack or stroke if ingested. I don't really know how it might help with a plague, but Alda is really the person you should be talking to about plants. I know a little about what plants to use for healing, but she is an expert on herbalism. She'll know if there are any medical uses for that particular plant." Marcie paused "but you should probably wash your hands real good, just to be safe."

Doc placed the flower in an old spice bottle from the kitchen, that Marcie suggested they didn't want back, and washed his hands just to be safe. It was a mystery, but Alda was waiting at Delilah's bedside back at the clinic and Doc could ask her about the flower before starting work on figuring out what was wrong with Frieda.



[Doc] - [Biter 1416.52.0115 IST (10:15 PM Local)] Great House/Medical Clinic (Lot 9), Nowhere

Doc explained the strange words from little Karista and showed her the flower. "Ah, Blood Primrose. Amazing plant. Only grows high in the branches of ancient trees. Well of course it has medicinal uses. It is a powerful coagulant. It can be used to control hemophilia or to stop the bleeding from a fatal wound." replied Alda.

"So why don't we use it to treat wounds?" asked Marcie "Why have I only heard of it as a poison?"

Alda smiled "Sit a moment. Two reasons, both infinitely practical. First, it is so rare that we would be hard pressed to find enough to do much good and all attempts to cultivate it have failed. Second, it's use is incredibly dangerous. It can easily create a blood clot that could travel to the brain and cause a stroke or to the heart and cause a heart attack or to a lung and just kill the patient. It is not a plant to be administered lightly or carelessly." She turned to Doc "I am grateful for all you did for Delilah, and I wish that I could help you more, but I can't imagine how that flower could be part of stopping a plague."

Doc reluctantly accepted that this mystery was not going to give up its secrets so easily. Fortunately, he had a patient to acupuncture his mind and perhaps a fresh perspective in the morning would give him some more ideas.

Doc set to work running scans on Frieda, but 50 minutes of normal scans failed to turn up any obvious reason that she was still unconscious. Doc injected some die and used his TL 14 Combat Armor to run a higher resolution scan for some more subtle problem, and 70 minutes later, Doc had the answer. Frieda's problem was biochemical and not surgical in nature. After a 30 minute consultation with Jared, the two of you finally agreed on a chemical treatment regimen that should show results in about 7 hours.



[Doc] - [Biter 1416.52.0405 IST (1:05 AM Local)] Great House/Medical Clinic (Lot 9), Nowhere

Once Jared and Doc had the IV all set up, Marcie had plenty of volunteers to watch over the patients. Doc made his way to a room upstairs in the Great House that he shared with Jozu, who was already asleep, Jared and Dona. Jared and Dona shared a bed, but didn't seem to complain. Doc was too tired to complain about anything.

Spoiler:

Dr Vradok 'Doc' Joranger (Dr. Viggo Julin: Surgeon) - Term 2, Year 1 (UPP: 79*7B96) (age 22) (Navy - Lieutenant [O2]): Medical-4*, Electronic-1, Engineering-1, Admin-0, Blade Combat-0, Computer-0, Forward Observer-0, Gun Combat-0, Gunnery-0, Jack-o-T-0, Mechanical-0, Navigation-0, Pilot-0, Ship's Boat-0, Vacc Suit-0. - [Veteran (+2): AV 18, Lacar-8, short range = 150m, pen=7] & [SMG, 10mm HE, short range = 30m, pen=3, +4 Hit]
  • Messiette [F] - [876854*] (age 35) (Barmaid/Cook): Brawling-1, Deception-1, Mechanic-1, Medic-1, Steward-1, Animal-0, Athletic-0, Carouse-0, Recon-0, Survival-0, Vehicle-0 (illiterate)
  • Marcie [F] (age 29) - (Medic/Herbalist): Medic-1, Herbalism-1 - [Recruit (+0): AV 0, no weapon] ... Balanced; generally mature and reliable, sometimes prone to bouts of selfishness and anger
  • Mr. Jared Wilkins, PhD [M] (age 27*) - [495DCE] - (Dilettante): Medic (BioChemistry*)-2, Persuade-2, Art (metalworking)-1, Diplomat-1, Streetwise-1, Advocate-0, Broker-0, Carouse-0, Comm-0, Computer-0, Deception-0, Science (psychology*)-0 [*visited 'Sanctuary']
  • Brandi "Medic" Cooper [F] (age 12) - (Red Card from Borgholm) down to earth - good at healing (learning Medic-0 from Doc), streetwise-0
  • Frieda [F] (age 27) - serious (head) wound [5] - remained in a coma.

atpollard November 3rd, 2016 04:14 PM

[Doc] - [Biter 1416.52.1200 IST (9:00 AM Local)] Great House/Medical Clinic (Lot 9), Nowhere

The covers rustled as Doc rolled towards the sound in the hall, suddenly startled awake by the sight of Dona tiptoe literally through the wall and dresser with a tray of food. "Sorry, the door squeaks really loud and I didn't want to disturb you all" she said as she set the tray of food down on a small table in the room. "I know you were all up late and I just wanted to have breakfast ready when you woke."

The smell of delicious fresh baked something filled the room and Doc had to work at not drooling. He sat up and stared at the pale violet eyes and alabaster skin of the girl as she sat on the bed beside the sleeping Jared, covered him with the blanket and ran her slender fingers gently through his hair. "Isn't he beautiful." she whispered "I just love to watch him sleep. He was the first non-Psion to pass the Test of the Guardian." With a far away look "He had such gentle eyes. The first time I saw him, I remember being terrified until I looked into those gentle eyes. Then I wasn't afraid any more." She giggled "Listen to me, are you hungry? Help yourself to some breakfast. I brought plenty for everyone."

Jozu and Medic were quietly watching and scooted over to grab some muffins and coffee, both fresh and hot. Dona smiled and Jared snored.

Spoiler:

Dr Vradok 'Doc' Joranger (Dr. Viggo Julin: Surgeon) - Term 2, Year 1 (UPP: 79*7B96) (age 22) (Navy - Lieutenant [O2]): Medical-4*, Electronic-1, Engineering-1, Admin-0, Blade Combat-0, Computer-0, Forward Observer-0, Gun Combat-0, Gunnery-0, Jack-o-T-0, Mechanical-0, Navigation-0, Pilot-0, Ship's Boat-0, Vacc Suit-0. - [Veteran (+2): AV 18, Lacar-8, short range = 150m, pen=7] & [SMG, 10mm HE, short range = 30m, pen=3, +4 Hit]
  • Mr. Jared Wilkins, PhD [M] (age 27*) - [495DCE] - (Dilettante): Medic (BioChemistry*)-2, Persuade-2, Art (metalworking)-1, Diplomat-1, Streetwise-1, Advocate-0, Broker-0, Carouse-0, Comm-0, Computer-0, Deception-0, Science (psychology*)-0 [*visited 'Sanctuary']
  • Dona [F] (age 20 [32]) - (Sanctuary Psion: Trader-Broker): Teleportation (Etheral) ... Teleportation (Etheral): The character is able to pass through solid surfaces as if they did not exist.
  • Jozu Goro (Justus Gunst: Shuttle Pilot) - Term 2, Year 1 (UPP: 769A97-D) (age 22) (Merchant - 4th Officer): Pilot-2*, Blade Cbt-1*, Gunnery-1, Navigation-1, Admin-0, Bribery-0, Computer-0, Electronics-0, Engineering-0, Gun Cbt (Shotgun)-0, J-o-T-0, Mechanical-0, Medical-0, Steward-0, Streetwise-0, Vacc Suit-0, Vehicle (air/raft)-0, Vehicle (large watercraft)-0. [Psion (PSR=13): Awareness-4, Clairvoyance-4, Telekenisis-4, Telepathy-5] - [Veteran (+2): AV 18, Lacar-8, short range = 150m, pen=7]
  • Brandi "Medic" Cooper [F] (age 12) - (Red Card from Borgholm) down to earth - good at healing (learning Medic-0), streetwise-0

ACK November 3rd, 2016 06:10 PM

[Doc] - [Biter 1416.52.0405 IST (1:05 AM Local)] Great House/Medical Clinic (Lot 9), Nowhere

Crowded sleep usually Doc would hate it. Typically he would not even be able to relax enough for a troubled sleep but tonight as he dreamed about his wife and children and the things he has seen and done. Tonight he sleeps deeply.

The world of Biter turns slowly and there he is so far from anything he feels is home in this strange place full of people telling him fortunes and hints at puzzles he cannot decipher. What would be his place now as he slumbered deeply beside a man he barely knows but he met before? His dreams began to mix in his head of his patients and their injures and surgeries and flashing back to his apartment with his wife and that normalcy.

It all seemed like a strange dream odd times indeed.

As he awoke he got on his clothes slowly and carefully trying not to wake anyone.

The food and the coffee was welcome and the serenity of it all was so odd and out of place in this war zone of a planet.

Doc thought about what he needed to do when he checked in on his patients and how if ever he was going to bring his loved ones back together before the chaos of war could begin again.

atpollard November 3rd, 2016 11:51 PM

Filling in some gaps
 
"We are blessed by the merciful Creator with comfort in our time of trouble, in order that we might be able to comfort others who are in trouble, with the same comfort that we ourselves received from the hand of the Creator"
- (Letters from the Founder)



[Doc] - [Biter 1416.52.0430 IST (1:30 AM Local)] Jerry's Cabin (Lot 1), Nowhere

Katy had relieved her mother at the clinic, sitting watch at her sister's bedside. An exhausted Alda trudged through the cold misty dark to the abandoned log hovel they had claimed for Jerry's huge family. She paused at the crude patched door and smiled at the missing window pane that someone had replaced with a thin wooden board. The heavy door creaked as she pushed it open. Beyond, the single room had been emptied of corpses and human skulls and bug infested furniture, the floors swept and scrubbed clean, and now lay covered wall to wall with bodies and blankets.

Alda sat heavy in one of two crude chairs by a small table near the front door and smiled at her husband and eight of her fifteen children asleep in a huddle on the floor with six new children snuggled among them. Her eldest daughter got up and set a plate of food on the table before her "We saved a plate for you, momma." Alda kissed her and Anzu returned to bed.

As she ate, enjoying the warmth of the fire and the being surrounded by her family, she noticed one figure awake and alone, back propped against the wall, knees drawn to chest, arms wrapped around the knees and chin resting on those arms. "What's the matter Anthony?"

"Nothing. I don't know. Everything." he sighed "Three men are dead and it's all my fault."

Alda set down her fork, every mother instinct on full alert "Come here, sit and talk to me. What's all your fault?"

Anthony sat in the other chair and drew his knees to his chest "If I hadn't wanted to dance, then there would have been no trouble and those men would still be alive and De would be alright."

"And Giselle would still be a slave and those children would probably be dead." replied mama softly "Tony, the Creator gave you and De a special gift. No denying that. Now you are using that gift to do important things, and that can be scary, but don't you loose sight of the fact that you are not the Creator. What is it that the Creator asks?" Anthony sat silently "Well, what does the Creator ask of each of us, even the great Anthony?"

He smiled a little "To do our best." Abruptly Tony turned to his mom "But De's broke inside."

"De will be fine. She was injured, but her body is healing." Alda sighed "It will just take time. Thank the Creator for sending the Doctor when we needed him." She gently touched Tony's cheek "So you can stop worrying about De."

In a barely audible whisper "No momma, De's broke on the inside. She tried to cover it up and pretend that everything was fine, but killing those men hurt her. I can't explain it, but when we linked to port, I could feel the broken deep inside of her and it scared me. Saving them kids from the tunnels is part of her tryin to fix it herself." tears streamed down Anthony's face "so it is all my fault, and I don't know how to fix it." Momma came around the table, wrapped him in her arms and just gently rocked him. "When De is better, can we go back to the homestead." Tony wiped his eyes and tried to stop. Men weren't supposed to cry.

"In a few short hours, it will be dawn." comforted mama "Try to get some sleep. We'll go talk to The Domici in the morning. Then we'll all talk about what the right thing to do is, for everybody."

The eldest of her sons, Seth, was awake and listening to the entire conversation. He had always kept an eye on the younger ones. Driving for the convoy had been exciting and they had earned more money in a few days than the family earned in most years. However, the thought that Firsters were getting hurt, and getting hurt in ways and places that didn't even show, bothered him a lot. Seth was going to have a long talk with Tyjon in the morning. Maybe some of the other Firster's as well. Seth and momma briefly met gazes, then an 8 year old orphan ... Seth thought his name was Herbert ... rolled over and snuggled up against Seth for warmth. He pulled the blanket around Herbert and tucked him in, draping his arm protectively around the child. Herbert smiled briefly and snored.


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