Love Letters from Clarion

jedion357's picture
April 16, 2011 - 5:59am
No Doubt most correspondance in the Frontier will be transmitted via electronic medium, whether over a com net, by subspace, or by a web of computers linking all the information sources on planet.

And yet it would still be possible to still write a letter, if only you could find some hard copy paper and a good writing instrument- try your local CFM front business.

The adventure idea I had was a situation where someone had written letters and said things in them the someone or perhaps many someones dont want to see the light of day. Thus the PC's mission would involve tracking down and recovering the paper documents.

Noble dies with no heir of his body and his will declares his choice of heir to be his nephew/neice but the love letters state his intention to change the will to recognized the child of his lover as his rightful heir. The Nephew has become enthroned in his position of power and wants the letters found and destroyed.

Polititcal enemies want the letters for leverage and ammunition against him but dont want them made public.

Other enemies want to tear down the system and wish to make them public

The lover wants to recover them because they are the last tangible connection to her lost love.

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

jedion357's picture
April 16, 2011 - 6:09am
ooops I forgot to specify that the death of said noble was untimely.

so did the nephew have the uncle killed before he could change the will? A possibility.

This sort of adventure would involve travelling to places, talking to people, getting into occassional fights, sneak and steal opperations, etc.

It will benefit from plot twist.

Just when the PCs think they are closing in on the letters they only discover scanned electronic copies. But now they learn interesting details in the letters. They will need to purge computers of any record of them. Perhaps other information that other people would never want made public.

People who dont want the letters made public wont settle for their just being burnt but will not want to leave anyone living who has read them, this means the lover they were written too as well as the thieves who stole them in the first place. And what clean up operation would be complete if they didn't intend to "sanitize" the PCs.
I might not be a dralasite, vrusk or yazirian but I do play one in Star Frontiers!

thespiritcoyote's picture
April 16, 2011 - 10:50am
I like the paper shown in Firefly,
 think... paper-thin disposable/reusable ipads.... no inherent network connection, but can be 'scanned' when placed on most holo-tables, or 'faxed' when fed through a dedicated reader.... a Dralasite invention.

Higher cost than 'common paper'... which I guess isn't so common anymore, and still more expensive due to rarity. Only Humans and Yazi likely have a need for 'paper', Vrusk would be comfortable with data-pads and probably tubular 'notch-scrolls' , and Drawls need moving holographic displays to really benifit from 'written-word' communication.

anyway, really like the plot set-up! suitably different aproach, almost sets the PC's into the antagonist role.
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