!!! PIRATES !!! ( more to follow )

Stelk's picture
September 6, 2012 - 11:54pm

You, a Vrusk and a hairy Yaz have been cooped up in a rust bucket
of a ship for months now making the Jump from Harm's Way mining base
to the various Rim worlds. Titanium dust is a must on any new colonized planet,
especially for the credits they pay you. Yeah, if they ever get around to paying you.

You have been the co-pilot of this ship for the last 16 months to pay off Drak
for debt owed in his Casino's. If you only would have known that winning 18
strait runs at baccarat was not a luck streak but rather a plot to harvest you for
your skills on a mining ship straight out of Hell. Hell would be a vacation
compared to this place.

K'lac the vrusk with his putrid taste in cuisine and Entorin the worst smelling Yaz
you have ever run across are your miserable companions on this flying, no this
“Absconding with style” space ship on the Harm's dust run.

Oh sure you have perks, like a steel bed with one pillow, musty old pillow
left over from the First Sathar War. Not to mention free roam of cargo bay
however a full respirator is required but I guess OSHA never got around to
inspecting this ship. There are no respirators!

One quiet after.. early.. whatever time it is, not like you can see the sun come up
out your picturesque window. You reach for your customary whiskey, actually
it's squeezed Clankor eggs drained into a titanium bucket and purified by the
port nacelle’s reactor coolant pipes at the sweet temp of 1500 C. Collected by
a custom vapor recovery system invented by, who else, You!

Clankor are a beetle notorious for their repeated clanging; Clangor as it is
defined. Very fond of dust baths in the titanium found on the mining planet. It
never fails they always seem to find their way onto the ship. In the darkness of
the cargo bays they nest and lay their eggs. Stupid creatures think it is winter
because it is dark. Back home it is light 90% of the year and the one month that
it isn't they seem to breed non stop.

ALERT ALERT Just as the ships computer sounds off there is a
bone jarring crash into the side of the ship and you can hear cutting begin on the
starboard aft cargo hull. You are shoved to the side as Entorin reaches for his
Cobalt-Beam Pistol, yep you guessed it, he saw it in that Holomovie just
like that big shot actor had. Well he had this one custom made just for himself.
Actually he made it. Did I mention we have a LOT of free time and nothing to
do. Oh and guess what? The beam is even cobalt in color!! I asked him to
make me one once, well, he said he would play me in baccarat for it and went
off laughing. Jokes on me I guess.

Well Entorin takes off down the corridor towards cargo. K'lac checks the sensors
and clicks stating that we are being boarded by !!PIRATES!!

Cogito ergo sum; I think therefore I am.

[Blade Runner]
I've seen things you people wouldn't believe. Attack ships on fire off the shoulder of Orion. I watched C-beams glitter in the dark near the Tannhauser gate. All those moments will be lost in time... like tears in rain... Time to die.

Anonymous's picture
w00t (not verified)
September 7, 2012 - 8:18am
When I was just a lad looking for my true vocation 
My father said ‘Now son, this choice deserves deliberation
Though you could be a medic or perhaps an financier 
My boy why not consider a more challenging career'

Hey yo ho

True friendship and adventure are what we can't live without 
And when you're a professional pirate 
That's what the job's about!

Foot in mouth

(Like the story so far!)

Karxan's picture
September 7, 2012 - 10:17pm
@Stelk, Where can I get the plans for the Cobalt-Beam Pistol? I am tired of these no visible beams pistols.

Anonymous's picture
w00t (not verified)
September 8, 2012 - 9:46am
I want a silly string gun that works line a tangler

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Shadow Shack
September 8, 2012 - 1:56pm
That was in Hawk the Slayer, albeit a staff instead of a gun...

I'm not overly fond of Zeb's Guide...nor do I have any qualms stating why. Tongue out

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Shadow Shack
September 8, 2012 - 5:25pm
Great thread Stelk, keep it going. Get enough of it and submit it to the SFman. ;)
I'm not overly fond of Zeb's Guide...nor do I have any qualms stating why. Tongue out

My SF website

Anonymous's picture
w00t (not verified)
September 8, 2012 - 7:45pm
Great idea Shadow, a story full of ideas and new gear. We can get CleancutRogue to draw gear. :-)

AZ_GAMER's picture
September 8, 2012 - 9:47pm
Cool, I look forward to seeing more