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2409: Kagamira subsector
George is traveling to Duam in the Kagamira subsector, posted to a field expedition as part of an inter-institution exchange program.
He is a passenger on the IL Loxahatchee, a passenger liner. The route passes through Luunbu, a system under Amber advisory for pirate activity.
Sure enough , pirates take the ship, and begin spacing passengers and crew who are not worth holding for ransom. George found a life pod and hid there, where Beth stumbled upon him and included him in her scheme to escape. She deregistered the pod from IFF tracking, listed it as down for maintenance in the Loxahatchee’s systems, then launched them into space. The escape worked, but after the first week in the pod, they were convinced that they had traded one tragic fate for another as life support began to run low.
After literally weeks in space, they are miraculously rescued by Stacey’s search and rescue flight during a training run.
What did the pirates take from you before you escaped? Who did you leave behind on the Loxahatchee?
You clearly lucked out when Beth picked your hiding space to aide here escape? What did you assist in the escape?
What about Beth do you respect the most? What about her is still a mystery to you after weeks together in a tin can?
Stacey’s System Cutter, INS Kearney was a very professionally run ship, and you were treated well, but what made you seek out the commander for a private discussion? What made you trust her?
What made Stacey likeable under her prim Navy exterior?
You have had run-ins with pirates before. What made “The Angel” (the pirate captain) stand out, and why did you burn with hatred for each other even before you escaped?
You and George were trapped in that floating laundry room for almost a month. What did you talk about? What about him was interesting, even intriguing?
What happened in that life pod that convinced you to become an entertainer?
You were commanding the Kearney on a special training rotation to learn intra-system anti-piracy tactics. Why did you volunteer for that rotation, since you had already decided to follow the Engineer path?
The life pod was almost invisible to standard sensor sweeps; what prodded you to look closer.
When George asked to speak to you in private you almost refused. What changed your mind?
George is clearly a brilliant man, but what about him made him memorable enough to consider when you decided to become a free trader?
Beth showed herself to be resourceful and brave, but what quality surprised you?
Do you enjoy her talent (Entertainer skill)?