DMZ - A FATE Core Space Opera

S02E01 - Blue Murder

"I see you bought a spork to a bear fight"

  • After being dismissed by Henry, Jean Sui Jen leads the crew to the Blue Murder and proceeds to order a bottle of Reclaimed Neutral Grain Alcohol. Ursury finds a “Sentient of Negotiable Affections” to spend a few hours minutes with.
  • As the bear leaves the table, a nervous baseline human approaches the crew. He introduces himself as Jorge, a member of “el Consejo Armado para la Liberación de Nuevo Río de la Rule fascista de la Coalición de la pureza humana”, the Nuevo Rian resistance.
  • Despite the hostility of the increasingly drunk Jean, he explains that he knows the Calmar was recently in the Nuevo Rio system. He would like to hire the crew to intercept a derelict sublight QE communication resupply vessel, that is due to arrive in the system, before the NR Navy detects.
  • The crew is then to deliver the entangled particles to the Resistance, so they can co-ordinate their actions with the Resistance cell on OP8.
  • Ursary returns and the crew agree to take the job, with Jorge meeting them at the Calmar the next morning.
  • The drunk Rowan Veronesi decides to hack the Murder’s private database. Ursury stops Rowan from completing the hack, but Kaylin finishes the infiltration, managing to grab a large text file before being detected.
  • Seeing the eyes of every crow in the Murder turn to Rowan, Ursary grabs the teenager and heads for the door, the rest of the crew in tow.
  • Winding their way towards the docks, the crew pass through an alley. Jean stumbles into a doorway and vomits – all over a techninja hiding underneath a cloaking field.
  • Another techninja reveals themselves. A fight breaks out:
    • The ninjas attempt to abduct Dr. Chang.
    • The crew performs some extensive renovations of the alley.
    • The ninjas disengage, fleeing in a hover car – though leaving a snack for Ursary.
    • Rowan manages to implant a malware tracer into the control software of the one of the ninjas utility fog.
  • The crew returns to the Calmar. The next morning, Jorge arrives, with Carmel.
  • A classic femme fatale, Carmel is the leader of the Resistance cell on OP8. Despite some tension surrounding their luggage, she boards the Calmar.
  • Over the 10 day trip to Nuevo Rio:
    • Jean’s nanite’s confirm that Carmel and Jorge’s luggage contains clothing, and a battery pack of the type that can power a laser pistol.
    • Rowan expresses a desire to start cyborging himself to Jean and Joyce. Joyce is all for it, but Jean warns he could end up like Victor.
    • Jean befriends Jorge, who reveals some details about Carmel.
    • Ursary spends the trip tormenting and bullying poor Jorge, until he snaps and dives at the bear over the dinner table, armed only with a spork.

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