Ancient Dralasite Cryo-pod Discover!

jedion357's picture
May 30, 2009 - 8:52pm
Breaking New!

Miss-jumped freighter returns with news of ancient crash site of a Dralasite Journey Class Cryo-Pod.
The independent freighter Void Cruiser has recently returned after being overdue for two months and announced discovery of a new jump route to a habitable system. Excitement over the news cooled when it was realized that the Void Cruiser's crew only had the route coordinates for the return trip as their trip to the new system was a miss-jump.
However, a firestorm was initiated when photos of an ancient Dralasite Cyro-pod were leaked by an unknown source in the crew. University representatives from all over the Frontier began to descend on the Void Cruiser.
Yet an explosion accompanied by violent decompression of the Void Cruiser's bridge is reported to have destroyed all computer records from the unfortunate ship as well as killing several members of the crew.
Star Law is investigating but refuses to comment on the matter.

If the photos prove to be authentic, they and the system they were taken in,Dralasite Journey class Cryo-pod could hold clues to the mystery of the origin of the dralasite race. Not since the arrival of the Dralasite Colony Sphere filled with Cryo-Pods containing cloned dralasites arrive in the home vursk system has any clue to their origin been discovered. The Colony Sphere's lack of a propulsion system and active crew has lead many experts to postulate that the Colony Sphere was excellerated to 1% of light speed by an external means and aimed at a distant star system. Some have even suggested that this was done to preserve their race in the face of an implacable enemy like the sathar.

Cryo pod close up

Unless the steps of the Void Traveller can be retraced we may never learn the truth.
I might not be a dralasite, vrusk or yazirian but I do play one in Star Frontiers!

jedion357's picture
May 31, 2009 - 5:45am
So how would you use the above to develope an adventure?

First off I'd fire up the computer and email both pics to my local Walgreens pick up prints of the pictures latter for less than $.25 and they'd be a little prop/handout for the Players
I might also write some cryptic clue on the back of one (anytime you have a prepared handout the players think you're well prepared- doesn't mean you are but their perception of the game is that and emailling and picking up a photo is like a trivial thing squeezed into a day of errands;)

I might not be a dralasite, vrusk or yazirian but I do play one in Star Frontiers!