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Old October 12th, 2020, 03:18 AM
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You might be surprised at the number of citizens that require evacuation from hazardous areas. The percent that actually resist evacuation would also be surprising. Many of these missions were seen on CNN,, but not all. Some require a quiet exit with a small highly training military team with everything intentionally kept out of all news. When things happen on the secret missions, your relatives will get a decoration with your name on it and an explanation that the casket must stay closed and locked.
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Old October 12th, 2020, 05:47 PM
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This must have been going on for some time to reduce the population from 200K to 40K at TL 3.

That's just simply a lot of work, and the masses wouldn't sit still very long to be slaughtered, and the weapons aren't mechanized enough to make it efficient. And at TL3, most everyone is "living off the land" already to a point.
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Old November 8th, 2020, 04:39 AM
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A subsidized merchant, the” Merciful Hope”, has been chartered by the Baron and outfitted with 50 extra cold sleep modules, a small medical bay, and jump drives upgraded to jump 2 with extra fuel tanks to support jump 2.
There is no direct rout for a J-2 ship from Yres to Farreach. Per the Travellermap the quickest route requires 15 jumps looping through Vilis and Cronor subsectors. This is a journey of at least four months. Presumably the baron wants things handled as soon as possible. A J-3 ship can get from Yres to Farreach in just two jumps, and a J-4 ship in only one.

I think that in less dense areas of space J-3 merchants would not be uncommon, even if not one of the standard designs.
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Is this mission supposed to be for a typical tramp freighter / adventurer crew?
A Mercenary ticket?
A pseudo-official "quiet op"?

If my group did not have and cannot get gear and planner(s) to have a reasonable chance of success - including partial success: bring back the bodies or the other transport - then I would not offer this as a credible adventure hook.

But this does sound like it can be adapted into a Hard Times adventure.
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