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game report 2: Dr Karinsky, I presume

Arrival
After docking with the ExoGeni research ship Hawking, Captain Garrett calls down his head Engineer, Nex and lead technologist Ule to join him for the meeting with Dr Karinsky.

The team is met at the docking bay by a lone escort who takes them slowly through the facilities on the vessel, making their way back to what they assume is Karinsky’s quarters. They soon arrive at an ornate door that looks to be natural wood—a stark oddity amidst the efficient sheen of the poly metals of the passageways and bulkheads. The escort knocks and announces the party. The door is opened by a massive creature, a cyclops who motions them into a large chamber of high ceilings, marble floors and pillars, a fountain and statuary.

“Please have a seat, the Doctor will see you shortly” the creature rumbles before taking his position in the shadows.

Garrett shoots a glance at Ule and Nex, wishing now he’d brought some firepower in case this didn’t go well.  They make their way down a broad marble staircase to a well-appointed seating area. As they sit, stiffly gazing at the ornate furnishing, Nex leans close to Garret

“Synths, sir—all three of them” Nex nods and motions–tilting his head back towards the door.

Garrett leans back, casually stretching his arm along the top of the velvet couch and shoots a glance back at the Cyclops. Nex was right, there are three of them—clearly guards, and Synths or not, he was sure that they would cause no end of trouble if things went sideways for some reason. Garrett nods back at Nex.  He tries to catch Ule’s attention as the young Txiki plucks a leaf off a small ornamental tree that’s growing in an urn next to his chair. Not paying attention to his shipmates, Ule looks closely at the leaf, smells it, and cautiously touches it to the tip of his tongue.

“Gentlemen, I trust that your trip was brief and your wait here comfortable”

The team looks up to see a distinguished older man, with a shock of white hair and a neatly trimmed beard making his way down the marble steps towards them. He is flanked on both sides by the massive guards.

game report 1: “this one is off-the-books”

Opening scene:
The venture ship Devil Doll is in her berth aboard the Drop ShipExoGeni exploratory cruiser Mercader. The crew of the Doll is busy prepping the ship for the next run and looking forward to some RnR with the recent earnings from the last venture. 

First mate Zhan is tending to the procedural paperwork involved in closing out the last mission.
Masa is deep in her workout regime.
Atlas watches a holofile of some unintelligible Telemon sporting event.
Ule is coding a side project at his work station.
Nex fiddles with the engine core—after the bloody end of the last campaign, he’s looking for places to improve the ships extraction speed and maneuverability.

Captain Garrett walks along the outside of  ship, running his hand along the hull–looking for the perfect spot to get some paint on her, now that they’ll be getting paid. 

A familiar voice calls out from across the Mercader’s bustling staging deck. “Captain Garrett!” It’s Banson Davis, the Corporate Liaison from the crew’s employer—ExoGeni. He and the Captain speak briefly and Garrett agrees to meet him in the briefing room for details shortly.

At their meeting, Banson explains that this particular mission is “off the books” and of a very sensitive nature. Recently, a venerable ExoGeni scientist, Adelio Karinsky, who’s known for his revolutionary work in synth-robotics and advanced AIs, daughter has disappeared. Banson asks Garrett to take the team to the research vessel Hawking and find out what’s going on. He stresses that the Corporation has a tremendous investment in the Doctor and his research, so this task—and the team’s discretion—is of the utmost importance.

Garrett accepts the mission, and goes to scramble the crew. He briefs them on the mission, and within a half hour they drop into the black and burn for the research vessel Hawking.