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Old August 9th, 2019, 10:41 AM
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The MV Ranger is a 400 ton Type R2 Harrier class Merchant, roughly analogous to the type SA Solomani Free Trader, it is Captained by Ron Batman a 28 year Veteran waiting on the finileasition of his retirement. the first officer is his Mistress and the ships Purser Sarik a Valani and 20 year veteran herself. the Second Officer and Chief Engineer is Ralph Mathews also a 20 year Veteran.


Nect the Junior officers, A.K.A. the PC's
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Old August 11th, 2019, 09:05 AM
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Jen Parker M.D.
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Merchant 3rd Officer, 1 Term, Ships Doctor
Medical 3, Streetwise 1, Air/Raft 0, Computer 0, Eletronics 0, Vacc-Suit 0

The Daughter of Merchants sh spent as much time Shipboard or Station-Side as Planet-side, she would finish her Tertiary Education wile still in her Teens, She would serve a few years in the Imperial Merchant Marine earning a scholarship to complete Medical School and Redundancy before returning to Merchant Service where she took the role of the Rangers Doctor.

Special: Jen is a practicing Psion, she has a psionic Strength of C and the Psi Talents of Telepathy B, Telekinesis 6 and "Special" 4 & 2


Quintin Cole
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Merchant 3rd Officer, 1 Term, Navigator
Admin 1, Bribery 1, Navigate 1, Pilot 1, Air/Raft 0, Carousing 0, Gambling 0, Computer 0, Ships Boat 0, Vacc-Suit 0, Foil 0, Laser Weapons 0

A Later Son of a minor Rank Noble, not wanting to go in to Civil Service or the Army (Army & Scouts are his families preferred service branches) he left University to get a job as a 3rd watch Helmsman on a Luxury Mega-Liner, after a few years he was transferred to to the Feeder Arm branch of the company to be the navigator on the Ranger.

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Old August 12th, 2019, 02:42 AM
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What meaning are you giving to the prefix "MV"?

That term comes from current (1900s/2000s) maritime usage here on Sol III:

SS = Steam Ship

PS = Paddle Steamer

MV = Motor Vessel (gas/diesel internal combustion engines). Also MS = Motor Ship

GTS = Gas Turbine Ship

SV = Sailing Vessel

RV = Research Vessel

etc.


In many ways this was a civilian precursor to the detailed ship classification schemes of the USN etc, and the civilian designations have been adding ever more-specialized classifications - many borrowed from military use.

At its heart, however, it was initially intended to identify the primary propulsion system of the ship, for the purpose of giving harbormasters, tug captains, etc an immediate (if very generalized) view of the maneuvering capabilities of the vessel in question, as well as a "feel" for what kind of docking etc requirements the vessel had.
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Merchant Vessel, used by more Socialistic Nations to show a Merchant Vessel, even in less socialistic nations it's used to denote a ship that isn't part of the Merchant Marine apparatus. also used by ships owned by a company and "Flagged" for a county that isn't the owners home nation.
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You could treat "MV" as "M-Drive Vessel"
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You could treat "MV" as "M-Drive Vessel"
That would make a Jump-capable vessel into the JV.
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You always need the JV for backup.


For those not familiar with the term:
(JV = Junior Varsity in American sports, and denotes a team made up of those not good enough to see playing time on the main team in that sport for that school (normally underclassmen)).
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GM's Copy of the PC's went missing before I went in to Hospital, but I know them well enough to cook or choose adventures and trust the players enough that I don't need to keep a GM's copy to keep them honest

Ella Rom
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Merchant 3rd Officer, 1 Term, Gunner/Security
Gunnery 1, Vacc Suit 1, Laser Weapons 1,Small Blade 1, 0g Weapons 1, Air/Raft 0, Computer 0, Streetwise 0, 0G Combat 0.

Born to Upper Working class parents on a Colony Cylinder orbiting a Gas Giant her family was well paid but the cost of living for their reasonably modest lifestyle was steep, wanting to avoid following the lifespan of her parents and grand-parents of a few years in the System Militia then on to a space based technical job for the measure of her days she joined the Merchants as much to escape her Legasey as to see the universe of Find her Fate.
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