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You are an Orbiter, one of the many agents sent by the Galactic Authority to enforce their hold on the planets in the western fringes of the galaxy.
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Your ship, the “Nebulous” ceased its warp travel after arriving at your destination, on an independent mining planet called “Rust.” As it hovered slowly on orbit, the sleep chamber inside opened. You have finally awakened from your months long slumber.
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As you got up, a monitor suddenly lowered itself to you.

This is a message from the Galactic Authority. Your mission, like the other Orbiters is to enforce the organization’s hold on the planet assigned to you. All methods are allowed. There are no limits to what you can or cannot do, as long as the goal is achieved at the end. That is all. Prepare for landfall.
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You exited your chamber and headed to the armory.
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The first one to fill out the character page will be the one chosen for this session.

STATS (5 Points available)

Strength: 5
Agility: 5
Intelligence: 5

SKILLS (15 Points available)

Survival: 10
Steal: 10
Melee: 10
Guns: 10
Explosives: 10
Persuade :10
Trade: 10

SPECIALS (Pick only one)

Automail
Reaper Rounds
Mirage
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>>4994853
STR: 7
AGI: 7
INT: 6

Survival: Add 3 points
Steal: Add 2 points
Melee: Add 3 points
Guns: Add 2 points
Explosives: Add 1 point
Persuade: Add 2 points
Trade: Add 2 points

SPECIAL:
Automail

Like so?
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Pick a starter kit.
Although it's optional, you can also name your character.
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>>4994865
Scout kit. Also, uhhh, hm.

Felix. This character looks like a Felix.
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>>4994868
Scout kit and Felix work for me, that said us being essentially a mercenary named Felix reminds me of something red and blue
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>>4994865
I think we should take the gunner kit
>>4994868
Felix is a bad name, it makes him sound like a wimp. Got any better ideas?
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Once you’re done suiting up, you head over to the landing room.
Commence Landfall…
The room hummed to life. You saw yourself glowing and all of a sudden, you saw nothing but a blinding yellow light.
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As the light faded, you found yourself on barren ground. You saw nothing but large rocks, withered plants, distant mountains and mineral deposits that pierced the sky.

-Roam around
-Observe your surroundings (Survival 13/5)
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Note: You can access the inventory and character page any time by typing “use (write in).” The same can be said with active skills, simply type “use (active skill).” You can also instantly use consumables by typing “use (name of item.)”
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>>4994891
-Observe your surroundings (Survival 13/5)
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+10 exp
You carefully studied your surroundings, wary for any danger lurking nearby. After a moment of cautious looking, you concluded that you were alone. Not a bad landing spot, considering your ship was not yet familiar with the local area.

-Roam around
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>>4994900
Roam around, then.
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You began roaming around the land, each step you took was another blip of information added to your mapping database. As you continued your wandering, you soon spotted a farmstead from afar.

Location Added: Merrysoul Farms

You saw an old man inspecting at a large piece of machinery that seemed to be processing large chunks of mineral. You heard the sound of roaring engines coming from the east. At a distance, three men all on speeders rode fast towards the farm.

“Ah damn it!” The old man cried. “Not these thugs again.” Despite his old age, he managed to dash into the farmhouse before the thugs arrived.

The thugs started shooting at the house upon arrival. They immediately went for cover behind the rocks nearby when the farmer inside began shooting back.
This situation is a good opportunity to introduce the Galactic Authority’s presence on this planet. What will you do?

-Help the farmer
-Help the thugs
-Kill everyone
-Let it resolve itself
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-Help the farmer

He's an old fuck. He needs all the help he can get.
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Quest added: “Off to a good start”

Objectives:
-Kill the thugs
-The farmer must survive

Helping the local populace as a way to introduce the Galactic Authority would paint the organization in a good light, which would make it easier for the people to accept it…and it’s the right thing to do.

While the thugs were still occupied with the old man holed up in the farmhouse, you managed to get close to them and hit them in their flank.

Initiating combat…

You had the advantage of first draw.

[Felix] HP: 40 SP: 17

Vs.

[Hansel Valdez] HP: 25
[Blackwatch Thug] HP: 10
[Blackwatch Thug] HP: 10

Attack (write in)
Use Special
Use Item
Flee
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-Attack (write in)
Grab our knife and go over to one of the Blackwatch Thugs. Just, ya know, stab them in the back before they can scream.
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You rushed in towards the thugs. The sound of gunfire masked the sound of your running. You raised your knives and drove them into one of the thugs. It dealt ten damage, killing him. The others were quick to notice the death of their ally and were surprised that a third party joined in. The other thug was so startled that he stood away from his cover, making him an easy target for the farmer. His head burst into several pieces a second later. The last thug, a man wearing a red visor decided to deal the threat closest to him first and fired his pistol. You took 10 damage.

[Felix] HP: 30 SP: 17

Vs.

[Hansel Valdez] HP: 25
[Blackwatch Thug] HP: 10
[Blackwatch Thug] HP: 10

Attack (write in)
Use Special
Use Item
Flee
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[Felix] HP: 30 SP: 17

Vs.

[Hansel Valdez] HP: 25

My bad
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>>4994949
-Attack (write in)
"OH SHIT! DUCK!"

Yell out to try distracting him before moving to try to disarm him of his pistol.
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“OH SHIT! DUCK!” You cried at the visored man. His mind in absolute panic, he did exactly what you told him to do. You then dove into him and attempted to take his pistol. He finally realized what you were doing and retaliated. The two of you struggled on the ground, wrestling for ownership of the pistol. You used one of your knives and stabbed him at the side. His body jolted in pain and stood up. He realized he was still holding his gun and aimed at you. Then his was arm was suddenly blown off. In his state of disarray he forgot that you’re not the only one attacking him. He then went down and died from losing a large amount of blood in mere seconds.

Combat sequence ended…

For defeating your enemies, you gained 50 exp

Quest complete: “Off to a good start”
+50 exp

LEVEL UP!

SKILLS (15 Points available)

Survival: 13
Steal: 12
Melee: 13
Guns: 12
Explosives: 11
Persuade :12
Trade: 12
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>>4994962
Survival: 13+2
Steal: 12+1
Melee: 13+3
Guns: 12+2
Explosives: 11+1
Persuade :12+3
Trade: 12+3
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Quest failed: “Paid in blood”

Rust Carpet: +1 Reputation
This community noticed the service you did to them and are now welcomed by its people
Blackwatch: -1 Reputation
This community has come to hate you that they will immediately kill you on sight.

-Loot the bodies
-Leave the bodies alone
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>>4994978
-Loot the bodies

>Quest failed: “Paid in blood”
when did we get that quest also have we now done the quest “Off to a good start”
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>>4994988
Guessing it was the same quest we just did but siding with the thugs.
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This session can be solved in four different routes. By choosing a route, you lock yourself out of the others and the quests that come with it.
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Which item will you take?

Hansel Valdez: LB17 Pistol, Rogue’s Clothing, 30 Azures, Blackwatch Radio
Blackwatch Thug: Machete, Rogue’s Clothing, 15 Azures
Blackwatch Thug: Hellstick x2, Rogue’s Clothing, 15 Azures
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>>4994992
yeah

also I saw it say quest complete here>>4994962
sorry It's early for me
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>>4994997
Pft, why not all of them? Unless we can only take one.
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>>4994997
What are Azures?
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This world's currency
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>>4995004
I would say the hellstick, a rouge clothing (infiltration and stuff), a radio for knowing stuff that could happen, the pistol, and the azures from hansel
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>>4994997
take the pistol, the Machete, one set of Rogue’s Clothing, the radio, both Hellsticks, and all the cash
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-Equip (select item)
-close inventory
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>>4995013
Close inventory
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You heard static noises coming from the radio you obtained.

-Respond
-Leave it alone
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>>4995047
>Respond
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>>4995047
>Respond, but use as a threat that we have some of their guys, if they threat us
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[Respond]
“Hansel?” A feminine voice said from the other line. Her tone sounded worried.
“Did you get the money? Is it enough to pay the debts?”

A-Hansel’s dead. I killed him.
B-Who is this?
C-[Lie] Yes. There’s even enough left to buy us a new speeder!
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>>4995051
Who is this?
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“Oh no.” The voice said, distress apparent in her tone. “You’re the one who killed him aren’t you? No, this can’t be happening…” She repeated her last line like a crazed chant before the call got cut off.

You were the only person left standing outside once the brief firefight was over. You heard the bullet ridden farmhouse door open, and out came the farmer.

“You sure did save my hide out there, sir.” If it weren’t for you, I would’ve been doing my farming in the field up abo-” He cut himself short when he realized who you are. “What the hell, you’re an Orbiter!”

-Name’s Felix
-That’s right.
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>>4995066
That's right, how doing?
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By God, I didn’t know you folk got this far in space! Well since you’re here you might as well use that ‘enforce your authority ’ crap for the benefit of the people living here.”

“And even though I’m not fond of you people, I’m still grateful for you saving my life. My name’s Fritz John. Folks around town tend to call me Farmer John for convenience’s sake. This right here’s Merrysoul Farm.”

-Who were those people that attacked you?
-There’s a town nearby?
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>>4995076
-Who were those people that attacked you?
-There’s a town nearby?
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Who were those people that attacked you?

“Thugs of the Blackwatch. They’ve been raiding defenseless places like mine as a rite of passage for newcomers to join their ranks. For a group of pirates, they are pretty organized.”

There’s a town nearby?
“Yes. A town called Rust Carpet, a couple minutes north of here. It ain’t much, but it’s enough to provide a man everything he needs in living ‘round these parts.
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You heard another roaring of engines approaching the farm. Farmer John’s face darkened as he realized who the person coming was. It was a man clad in black. He parked his speeder besides the thug’s. He got off his vehicle and walked towards you, all the while looking at the dead bodies laid on the ground.

“Quite a handiwork you got here.” The man said.

“You Goddamn good for nothing Sheriff!” Farmer John erupted. “I sent the request for help six times, where the hell were you! If it wasn’t for this fellow right here I would’ve been dead meat by those thugs!”

The Sheriff turned to look at you. “Wait, aren’t you an Orbiter? They’ve come this far already?”

“Answer my question damn it!” Farmer John roared.

“I was, occupied, with other tasks.” The Sheriff replied calmly, he doesn’t sound a bit agitated. It’s like he’s already used to getting berated like this. “I can’t be everywhere at once.”

“Bullshit.” Farmer John shot back. “I bet you’re getting deep in the bottle again.”

The Sheriff didn’t respond respond. Instead, he looked down, looking guilty.

Farmer John let out a sigh and lit up his pipe. “It’s getting late. You should take the Orbiter and get him a room in the saloon.” He turned to look at you. “I don’t mind having you stay for the night, but as you can see…” He pointed at his house showered in bullets earlier. “My house isn’t very welcoming at the moment.” He looked back at the Sheriff. “Tell its owner his first night’s on me. I’ll pay it back when I go to town tomorrow.”

The Sheriff gave Farmer John a courteous nod. He then gestured at you to follow him. “Come on, Orbiter.”

-Hitch a ride at the Sheriff’s speeder
-Use one of the thugs’ speeders (Intelligence 6/5)
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>>4995085
-Use one of the thugs’ speeders (Intelligence 6/5)
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+10 exp
You hopped on one of the thug’s speeders and switched its engines on. The makeshift nature of this vehicle made the controls clunky but you’ll manage somehow. You then followed the Sheriff as he made his way back to town. You took a glimpse back at the farm and saw Farmer John dragging the corpses at a nearby fire pit.
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>>4995102
See you tomorrow