Flavor / Narration stuff in this post.
Player List in post #2
Mechanics & Rules in post #3.
PMs will go out Monday night to give a few more people a chance to sign up if they want, with Day 1 on Tuesday.
Questions / Clarifications in orange
PMs to either narvinye or Nerissa, or better yet both. I'm more likely to be able to respond relatively early, but we may need to consult on answers.
Building Better Worlds
Weyland-Yutani (Brought to you by Wal-Mart) has discovered a Terran-class Paradise world, perfect for an idyllic new colony, without all the hassle of terra-forming. This planet’s location is proprietary, and in the interest of their colonists, they’ve kept the location secret to keep out squatters.
What’s more, they’ve developed and built the world’s most advanced and largest colony ship ever created. Instead of the costly and inefficient multiple mediocre AI’s currently being used in autonomous units, WY has designed the world’s most advanced AI, called Berry, right into the ship, enormously increasing the capabilities of ship’s systems and units. This increased capability and efficiency has decreased actual crew requirements to only three…A Captain, Executive Officer and Engineer, leaving valuable room for colonists.
Actual colonists have been chosen by various means, all free. A provisional council has been set up prior to departure to eliminate any confusion in the critical period after landing. WY has asked only that a moderate parcel of land be set off for its own use. Other than this, the company makes no demands of the colonists or colony.
The council was formed from quite a few interests, Secularists, Zealots, Socialists, and Libertarians. Of course, everyone knows there are WY Agents scattered amongst the council.
You wake groggily from cold-sleep to see one of the ship’s security ‘bots hovering over your couch. Something’s wrong here. The digital readout tells you it’s at least 3 weeks too early for landfall.
“Come with me please. This is an emergency. Your cooperation is required.”, the ‘bot spits outs in a monotone splatter of electronic noise. The smooth, silky voice of Berry is gone. Something is terribly wrong.
You are gathered with the rest of the Council, in the cramped Crew Galley and Lounge.
Captain Yaska has seen better days. His skin is ashen, and his movements are shaky. The situation he describes is even worse.
Genies (Genetically modified humans – outlawed for three hundred years on pain of death) have infiltrated the ship, and worse, sabotaged Berry.
All higher level functions and defense systems are offline, or secured from crew manipulation. Berry seems to have shut down all upper orders of AI functionality. The Bridge, Medical, Security, and Engineering Control are sealed, leaving only the Berthing Areas and Mechanical Access open for crew use.
And…there’s something loose in the ship, not human. Something fast, and very not friendly. The XO and CHENG were killed by it, cut in half. The Captain was wounded, probably fatally without Medical access, apparently by some kind of acid.
Night 0 Narration
Night 1 Narration
Night 2 Narration
Night 3 Narration