Prelude to Rebellion (mercy mission to madderly's star prequel)

jedion357's picture
October 14, 2021 - 7:19am
Concept is Clarion government has sent a delegation to Madderly's Star. diplomat, and support staff. PCs are support staff.

Diplomat is cousin to the king, Lord Breckworth. He is also jealous of the king and would like to set himself up as a "king" and is working with the leaders of the Commitees of Freedom. He has helped privately finance weapons smuggling to the Commitees of Freedom and is actually hoping to forment a rebellion and set himself up as king of Zdikit. He's a bit delusional in that the Commitees of Freedom leadership has no reason to do that but are more than happy to take his money and the weapons. 

So he is in effect working against the interest of the Crown of Clarion that does not wish to see a potentially interstellar incident happen on Zdikit. 

PCs could be:
A journalist
Spies/agents of His Magesties Secret Service 
Civil Service diplomat
Royal Marine or Royal Guard attached as security or Royal Mounted Constabulary 
I might not be a dralasite, vrusk or yazirian but I do play one in Star Frontiers!

jedion357's picture
October 14, 2021 - 7:28am
The official mission is to accompany the Crown's representative and support their mission to defuse tensions between the human colonist and the vrusk.

1. this may lead to Players talking to NPCs to see what the beef is find out information.
1.2 tours of  human farms and corporate vrusk factory farms.

2. there should be a formal party/reception where peeps dress up and mingle another role play session chance to observe Lord Breckworth speaking privatelly with some of rebellion leaders. 

3. Violent incident between humans and vrusk happens in front of the PCs. discovery of imported weapons. digging can be done to link weapons to a specific ship that ship is owned by Alforth Breckworth, younger brother of Lord Breckworth? weapons imported from Minotaur. 

Hatzk Naar complaining about the weapons- he's ruled them illegal as the CEO of the vrusk Conglomerate. Human farmers are not going to give up their weapons. Hatzk send for more Rik (vrusk trade house that does security) to support his in house security but they wont arrive for 2 weeks or more.

perhaps have violence like bully's beating up on vrusk peppered throughout the whole thing- when the PCs are touring farms and interviewing NPCs stuff is happening. 

Culmination is the kick off of the Rebellion- can the PCs get word via subspace to Clarion. Can they protect Lored Breckworth? do they report his meddling?

Note Lord Breckworth will be an arrogant, dismissive, Delta Bravo the whole time until he realizes that the Freedom Commitees are betraying him. 

Conflict caused by the FARM board (Frontier Agricultural Resource Mission) coming down on the farmers that are violating their terms of the contract they signed as part of the colony mission set up by FARM- PCs end up negotiating that conflict while Lord Breckworth pours gas on the fire 

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