Traveller Store CotI Features New Posts Mark Forums Read Register


Go Back TravellerRPG.com > Citizens of the Imperium > General Traveller Discussions > In the OTU

In the OTU In the Official Traveller Universe. Any milieux that's been published in any edition. Not for discussion of rules except in reference to how they reflect the OTU

Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
  #1  
Old July 18th, 2017, 05:36 PM
Barrel Barrel is offline
Citizen: SOC-12
 
Join Date: Jun 2017
Posts: 110
Gallery : 0
Barrel Citizen
Default Trained psionic character defecting to Zhodani?

Just musing about something here. I don't know if anything official has been published about this, but in your opinion, in the OTU, if an Imperial (or Solomani) character, trained at a psionic institute, wanted to move to the Consulate, would he be accepted? If he enough psionic strength, would he have a chance of becoming an intendant? What about in YTU?

Thanks
Reply With Quote
  #2  
Old July 18th, 2017, 06:10 PM
Chaos Chaos is offline
Citizen: SOC-12
 
Join Date: Jun 2005
Location: Frankfurt, Germany
Posts: 492
Gallery : 0
Chaos Citizen
Default

Why would he not be accepted? They´re probe him psionically to make sure he´s genuine, not an Imperial spy, but if he passes that, why not?
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old July 18th, 2017, 06:29 PM
flykiller's Avatar
flykiller flykiller is offline
Citizen: SOC-14
 
Join Date: Aug 2002
Location: desert
Posts: 6,218
Gallery : 102
flykiller Citizen+flykiller Citizen+flykiller Citizen+
Default

Quote:
would he be accepted? If he enough psionic strength, would he have a chance of becoming an intendant?
he would be taken into custody, yes, and probably established as an intendant in a region very distant from the imperium.

Quote:
What about in YTU?
he would be retrained and returned as a mole.

Quote:
They´re probe him psionically to make sure he´s genuine, not an Imperial spy
....
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old July 18th, 2017, 09:38 PM
Keklas Rekobah Keklas Rekobah is offline
Citizen: SOC-14
 
Join Date: Mar 2003
Location: West Anaheim
Posts: 1,214
Gallery : 0
Keklas Rekobah Citizen+Keklas Rekobah Citizen+
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Chaos View Post
Why would he not be accepted? They´re probe him psionically to make sure he´s genuine, not an Imperial spy, but if he passes that, why not?
Even if he doesn't pass the first test, I'm sure that the Tavrchedl would make sure that he did on the second try.
__________________
"Keklas! What is your payoff in playing the role of Referee?"
"To challenge my friends, to see them playing before me, and to hear the lamentations of their characters."
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old July 19th, 2017, 06:51 AM
LeperColony LeperColony is offline
Citizen: SOC-13
 
Join Date: Sep 2011
Posts: 558
Gallery : 0
LeperColony Citizen+LeperColony Citizen+
Default

Even if the psion were an Imperial spy, if the Zhodani knew that to be the case, there could be huge value in letting them in. Could potentially track them back to other Imperial intel assets.
Reply With Quote
  #6  
Old July 19th, 2017, 01:19 PM
Xerxeskingofking's Avatar
Xerxeskingofking Xerxeskingofking is offline
Knight
 
Join Date: Dec 2010
Location: Blandford Forum
Posts: 736
Gallery : 0
Xerxeskingofking Citizen+Xerxeskingofking Citizen+
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by LeperColony View Post
Even if the psion were an Imperial spy, if the Zhodani knew that to be the case, there could be huge value in letting them in. Could potentially track them back to other Imperial intel assets.
stated as being part of the zhodani playbook in some of the SM canon. they normally seem somewhat lax, with the i3 agents operating with relative ease....then, every so often, they suddenly get scary competent and clear out almost every single one of them.

the I3 Is pretty sure its being played, but it tries anyway.
Reply With Quote
Reply

Bookmarks

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Psionic Institutes, where? maksimsmelchak Imperial Interstellar Scout Service 11 October 20th, 2015 09:44 AM
Psionic Institutes MCEvans The Lone Star 3 September 4th, 2013 10:24 AM
Psionic Talents sergeantq T20 - Traveller for the D20 System 3 April 2nd, 2004 05:45 PM
Psionic feats use Ruland T20 - Traveller for the D20 System 0 November 3rd, 2002 12:25 PM

This website and its contents are copyright ©2010-2013 Far Future Enterprises. All rights reserved. Traveller is a registered trademark of Far Future Enterprises .
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.4
Copyright ©2000 - 2018, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Copyright (c) 2010-2013, Far Future Enterprises. All Rights Reserved.