Vengence for the Ghosts of Zdikit

jedion357's picture
March 13, 2011 - 10:04pm
Adventure Idea:

rare/important/ insured piece of art lost during the Free World Rebellion in Madderly's Star was recently sold on the Trade STation in Cassidine 75 years after it disappeared. It was formally owned by the Naar Conglomerate which ceased to exist after the rebellion but the vrusk trade houses that held account payable from Naar had liens on all the Naar assets and the insurance company has paid out on the policy 70 years ago.

The Trade Houses, the insurance carrier (ultimately owned by Streel at this point), Star Law, and parties unknown are all interested in the missing artwork. Vrusk everywhere consider it part of their cultural heritage.

Hunt is on.

Back Story: One of the more radical leaders of the rebellion that is guilty of war crimes and responsible for multiple masacres of vrusk during the rebellion has had the artwork in his posession for 7 decades but is in frail health. His son has sold off the artwork to an ifshnit trader to cover some personal debts (likely gambling).

The Ifshnit (CFM) sold the piece in Cassidine.

For some of the parties the recovery of the artwork is the goal.
For others, Justice is the goal.
For others, the truth must come out.

When the hunt leads to mass graves of dead vrusk on Zdikit, the hunt turns to the war criminal- a dying of cancer prominent politician and the possibility of a sticky interstellar incident.
I might not be a dralasite, vrusk or yazirian but I do play one in Star Frontiers!

jedion357's picture
March 13, 2011 - 10:07pm
Irony: Suppose the son who sold the piece actually accrued his gambling debt to the Zenk- the vrusk mafia

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

iggy's picture
March 14, 2011 - 11:29am
This would play well with some news material that the GM can introduce to the players over time during an existing adventure.  Then when they are approached or a bounty is offered they have a passing public knowledge.  This will help the players be more invested and desirous to take on the adventure.  I also like the multiple motivations you list.  This way the players can play for what they want and not what the GM/story line pushes.

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w00t (not verified)
March 14, 2011 - 4:52pm
Great ideas. I love playing these sorts of adventures.

 Funny that in the library today I wrote an adventure about a stolen piece of art, a rich kingpin wanted it, but also wanted to start a war between two governments. In the end the PC's recover the piece only to find out they were recorded during the rescue and have their images displayed all over the news nets. Framed!

Shouldn't this be in the Adventure Writing Forum?
I think it's best to create a document in that project then reference it here in the general forums. After all you wouldn't want a what for! now would you?
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jedion357's picture
March 15, 2011 - 10:19am
I'm just bashing out ideas, its not a solid adventure.

Looking to see what feed back comes from the community.
I might not be a dralasite, vrusk or yazirian but I do play one in Star Frontiers!

thespiritcoyote's picture
March 29, 2011 - 7:31pm
Intrested Parties Count:
Madderly's Star Secret Intelegence Comission, Cassidine Intercommerce Association, Streel Insurance House, Vrusk Universal Cultural Heritage Imperitive Commision, Star Law, Zdikit Living Association of Horror Survivors, Port Loren Historical Museum of Frontier Colonization.... some of the legal players in this interstellar shell-game.
Fromaltar Freemerchant Financial, White Light Global Construction Union, Zenk, Star Devil's, Biopurity Universal/Underground Salvationist Theologans of Eternal Rightiousnes (Dralasite Superiority Debate Club), Mass of the Human Advent Rising (Human Supremacy Organization), etc.... some of the not-so-legal players.
Half the spooks, specters, and sepratists in the frontier? Might start more than one small two planet feud.... Just Another Day On the Frontier though.

With that much potiential for mayhem, many other favorite threats could easily find out and crash the party.
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