Round 1-1w

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World – Round 1, Turn 1

Tableau
Use 2D – Being, Aggressive / Cruelty / Fame
[Low Impact]

Jericho had barely managed to remove the second bolt on the age-worn fusion manifold when the comm in his helmet crackled to life, emitting several blasts of static mixed with garbled words.

skzrrt—hiiissss—skzrrt—pop "— out there?"  The voice was weak and mixed with interference, but finally stabilized a bit.  It was likely coming from a very low powered transmitter, probably short range… maybe even from on the ship itself.

"About time you guys showed up!" the voice warbled through the weak connection.  "Almost froze to death in here.  Tell General Baal the cargo is safe and sound as promised."

Jericho recognized the name.  The self-proclaimed "General" was a well-known warlord who operated a pirate fleet out in the Fringe.  He'd been collecting intel on the outlaw and his gang for years.  The name was probably well-known even outside his reports.  Baal had built a reputation for himself as an incredibly cruel and menacing warlord.  An encounter with his sadistic gang was likely to result in a gruesome death, even if you played along with their demands.

"Hello?  You guys copy?  Get me out of this pod will ya?  I think our friend is starting to get hungry."  There was a strange, distorted snarling noise followed by a blast of static, then silence.

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Round 1-1w

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