Badass Dragon Scavengers of the Void - Round 2 - Swan Song


#1

Everyone makes it back from their respective missions a little worse for wear but in one piece. Encountered some minor glitches but that’s the life of a void scavenger - learn to work with what you’ve got and get the job done. Browf and Hieronymoose got more than they bargained for on the hot rock. Who knows what they ran into? The preflight checklist complete, the Coleridge heads outsystem.

The ship comes out of warp with a thump, enough to knock a few crates and containers out of the overhead racks. Watch your noggin. Outside your viewport, you see a derelict ship hanging silently in the cold void. Do you smell that? Smells like salvage. At least you hope that’s salvage you’re smelling. Otherwise the replicators in the mess are on the fritz again.

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Badass Dragon Scavengers of the Void - Round 3 - Swan's Way
#2

@bizmail_public

+-Character--------------------+----HP---+-POW-+-DEF-+-EVA-+-SEN-+-SCI-+-GLO-+
| Hans Landau                  |  61/100 |  21 |  20 |  18 |  18 |  16 |   1 |
+------------------------------+---------+-----+-----+-----+-----+-----+-----+
| Status: Under Contract
| Juice: 37Ʉ
| Inventory:
|
|--Buy/Pay/Trade orders executed-------------
| -1Ʉ | Paid to critter
+--Mission results---------------------------
| -5Ʉ | Mission fee paid
| SUCCESS! | Mission 1 - Like a Record, Baby
| -13HP | Booster fatigue
| +4Ʉ | Good salvage: small helium-3 deposit
| +8Ʉ | Great salvage: medium helium-3 deposit
| +5Ʉ | Good salvage: small helium-3 deposit
| +5Ʉ | Good salvage: small helium-3 deposit
| +8Ʉ | Great salvage: medium helium-3 deposit
| +6Ʉ | Good salvage: small helium-3 deposit

@critter

+-Character--------------------+----HP---+-POW-+-DEF-+-EVA-+-SEN-+-SCI-+-GLO-+
| Tom Ratchetcrank             |  58/100 |  20 |  20 |  19 |  17 |  19 |   1 |
+------------------------------+---------+-----+-----+-----+-----+-----+-----+
| Status: Under Contract
| Juice: 73Ʉ
| Inventory:
|
|--Buy/Pay/Trade orders executed-------------
| +1Ʉ | Received from bizmail_public
+--Mission results---------------------------
| -15Ʉ | Mission fee paid
| SUCCESS! | Mission 2 - The Hot Rock
| -18HP | Ow ow ow hot ow!
| +28Ʉ | Good salvage: entangled mesons
| +45Ʉ | Great salvage: quark soup

@daneel

+-Character--------------------+----HP---+-POW-+-DEF-+-EVA-+-SEN-+-SCI-+-GLO-+
| Spike Greenarm               |  63/100 |  19 |  15 |  21 |  19 |  20 |   1 |
+------------------------------+---------+-----+-----+-----+-----+-----+-----+
| Status: Under Contract
| Juice: 38Ʉ
| Inventory:
|
|--Buy/Pay/Trade orders executed-------------
| -1Ʉ | Paid to glutnix
+--Mission results---------------------------
| -5Ʉ | Mission fee paid
| SUCCESS! | Mission 1 - Like a Record, Baby
| -6HP | Booster fatigue
| +5Ʉ | Good salvage: small helium-3 deposit
| +10Ʉ | Great salvage: medium helium-3 deposit
| +10Ʉ | Great salvage: medium helium-3 deposit
| +5Ʉ | Good salvage: small helium-3 deposit
| +4Ʉ | Good salvage: small helium-3 deposit
| +4Ʉ | Good salvage: small helium-3 deposit

@donald_petersen

+-Character--------------------+----HP---+-POW-+-DEF-+-EVA-+-SEN-+-SCI-+-GLO-+
| Tex Ass                      |  59/100 |  21 |  18 |  19 |  16 |  15 |   1 |
+------------------------------+---------+-----+-----+-----+-----+-----+-----+
| Status: Under Contract
| Juice: 49Ʉ
| Inventory:
|
|--Buy/Pay/Trade orders executed-------------
| -2Ʉ | Paid to penguinchris
+--Mission results---------------------------
| -10Ʉ | Mission fee paid
| SUCCESS! | Mission 3 - Bright and Shiny
| -13HP | Overheated beam cutter
| +18Ʉ | Good salvage: copper/nickel nodule
| +13Ʉ | Good salvage: iron/molybdenum nodules
| +18Ʉ | Good salvage: copper/nickel nodule

@dreamboatskanky

+-Character--------------------+----HP---+-POW-+-DEF-+-EVA-+-SEN-+-SCI-+-GLO-+
| Quirky Kumquat               |  69/100 |  16 |  15 |  21 |  20 |  15 |   1 |
+------------------------------+---------+-----+-----+-----+-----+-----+-----+
| Status: Under Contract
| Juice: 38Ʉ
| Inventory:
|
|--Buy/Pay/Trade orders executed-------------
+--Mission results---------------------------
| -5Ʉ | Mission fee paid
| SUCCESS! | Mission 1 - Like a Record, Baby
| -7HP | Booster fatigue
| +10Ʉ | Great salvage: medium helium-3 deposit
| +6Ʉ | Good salvage: small helium-3 deposit
| +5Ʉ | Good salvage: small helium-3 deposit
| +5Ʉ | Good salvage: small helium-3 deposit
| +6Ʉ | Good salvage: small helium-3 deposit
| +5Ʉ | Good salvage: small helium-3 deposit

@glutnix

+-Character--------------------+----HP---+-POW-+-DEF-+-EVA-+-SEN-+-SCI-+-GLO-+
| Browf Clamphoof              |  46/100 |  24 |  22 |  23 |  17 |  15 |   2 |
+------------------------------+---------+-----+-----+-----+-----+-----+-----+
| Status: Under Contract
| Juice: 0Ʉ
| Inventory:
|     Mag_Boots ( DEF+3 EVA-1 )
|     Negative_mass ( EVA+6 )
|
|--Buy/Pay/Trade orders executed-------------
| +1Ʉ | Received from daneel
| -10Ʉ | Bought Mag_Boots
+--Mission results---------------------------
| -15Ʉ | Mission fee paid
| SUCCESS! | Mission 2 - The Hot Rock
| -13HP | Ow ow ow hot ow!
| -11HP | ☢☠☣ Dangerous salvage...
| GLO+1 | Dangerous salvage!
| ITEM | Salvaged and installed: Negative_mass

@gwwar

+-Character--------------------+----HP---+-POW-+-DEF-+-EVA-+-SEN-+-SCI-+-GLO-+
| Vi Locke                     |  61/100 |  21 |  18 |  17 |  17 |  18 |   1 |
+------------------------------+---------+-----+-----+-----+-----+-----+-----+
| Status: Under Contract
| Juice: 60Ʉ
| Inventory:
|
|--Buy/Pay/Trade orders executed-------------
| +4Ʉ | Received from uphill
+--Mission results---------------------------
| -10Ʉ | Mission fee paid
| SUCCESS! | Mission 3 - Bright and Shiny
| -11HP | Overheated beam cutter
| +15Ʉ | Good salvage: tungsten/manganese nodule
| +30Ʉ | Great salvage: gold/rubidium nodule
| +15Ʉ | Good salvage: tungsten/manganese nodule

@monkeyoh

+-Character--------------------+----HP---+-POW-+-DEF-+-EVA-+-SEN-+-SCI-+-GLO-+
| Omicron Nu Pi, PhD           |  65/100 |  15 |  21 |  17 |  16 |  17 |   1 |
+------------------------------+---------+-----+-----+-----+-----+-----+-----+
| Status: Under Contract
| Juice: 30Ʉ
| Inventory:
|     Mag_Boots ( DEF+3 EVA-1 )
|
|--Buy/Pay/Trade orders executed-------------
| -10Ʉ | Bought Mag_Boots
+--Mission results---------------------------
| -0Ʉ | Mission fee paid
| SUCCESS! | Mission 4 - Preflight checklist
| AVOID | Evasive maneuvers!
| AVOID | Evasive maneuvers!
| -6HP | 1x Orbital debris
| +25Ʉ | Mission incentive payment

@newliminted

+-Character--------------------+----HP---+-POW-+-DEF-+-EVA-+-SEN-+-SCI-+-GLO-+
| Theodore Rump                |  33/100 |  16 |  18 |  19 |  17 |  22 |   2 |
+------------------------------+---------+-----+-----+-----+-----+-----+-----+
| Status: Under Contract
| Juice: 38Ʉ
| Inventory:
|     Directional_Antenna ( EVA+1 SEN+1 )
|
|--Buy/Pay/Trade orders executed-------------
| -10Ʉ | Bought Directional_Antenna
+--Mission results---------------------------
| -0Ʉ | Mission fee paid
| SUCCESS! | Mission 4 - Preflight checklist
| -31HP | 3x Orbital debris
| GLO+1 | Meatshield
| +25Ʉ | Mission incentive payment

#3

@old

+-Character--------------------+----HP---+-POW-+-DEF-+-EVA-+-SEN-+-SCI-+-GLO-+
| Dottie                       |  64/100 |  17 |  16 |  21 |  20 |  18 |   1 |
+------------------------------+---------+-----+-----+-----+-----+-----+-----+
| Status: Under Contract
| Juice: 54Ʉ
| Inventory:
|
|--Buy/Pay/Trade orders executed-------------
+--Mission results---------------------------
| -5Ʉ | Mission fee paid
| SUCCESS! | Mission 1 - Like a Record, Baby
| -6HP | Booster fatigue
| +4Ʉ | Good salvage: small helium-3 deposit
| +8Ʉ | Great salvage: medium helium-3 deposit
| +5Ʉ | Good salvage: small helium-3 deposit
| +8Ʉ | Great salvage: medium helium-3 deposit
| +4Ʉ | Good salvage: small helium-3 deposit
| +8Ʉ | Great salvage: medium helium-3 deposit

@othermichael

+-Character--------------------+----HP---+-POW-+-DEF-+-EVA-+-SEN-+-SCI-+-GLO-+
| Coccinea M. Ornatus          |  44/100 |  16 |  19 |  24 |  18 |  16 |   2 |
+------------------------------+---------+-----+-----+-----+-----+-----+-----+
| Status: Under Contract
| Juice: 25Ʉ
| Inventory:
|     Directional_Antenna ( EVA+1 SEN+1 )
|
|--Buy/Pay/Trade orders executed-------------
| +2Ʉ | Received from steampunkbanana
| -10Ʉ | Bought Directional_Antenna
+--Mission results---------------------------
| -0Ʉ | Mission fee paid
| SUCCESS! | Mission 4 - Preflight checklist
| -29HP | 3x Orbital debris
| GLO+1 | Meatshield
| +25Ʉ | Mission incentive payment

@penguinchris

+-Character--------------------+----HP---+-POW-+-DEF-+-EVA-+-SEN-+-SCI-+-GLO-+
| Ester                        |  58/100 |  20 |  19 |  19 |  18 |  20 |   1 |
+------------------------------+---------+-----+-----+-----+-----+-----+-----+
| Status: Under Contract
| Juice: 43Ʉ
| Inventory:
|
|--Buy/Pay/Trade orders executed-------------
| +2Ʉ | Received from donald_petersen
+--Mission results---------------------------
| -10Ʉ | Mission fee paid
| SUCCESS! | Mission 3 - Bright and Shiny
| -15HP | Overheated beam cutter
| +13Ʉ | Good salvage: iron/molybdenum nodules
| +15Ʉ | Good salvage: tungsten/manganese nodule
| +15Ʉ | Good salvage: tungsten/manganese nodule

@rkt88edmo

+-Character--------------------+----HP---+-POW-+-DEF-+-EVA-+-SEN-+-SCI-+-GLO-+
| Galacto Hardenhoof           |  57/100 |  23 |  17 |  20 |  15 |  18 |   1 |
+------------------------------+---------+-----+-----+-----+-----+-----+-----+
| Status: Under Contract
| Juice: 41Ʉ
| Inventory:
|
|--Buy/Pay/Trade orders executed-------------
+--Mission results---------------------------
| -10Ʉ | Mission fee paid
| SUCCESS! | Mission 3 - Bright and Shiny
| -14HP | Overheated beam cutter
| +13Ʉ | Good salvage: iron/molybdenum nodules
| +13Ʉ | Good salvage: iron/molybdenum nodules
| +15Ʉ | Good salvage: tungsten/manganese nodule

@sealion

+-Character--------------------+----HP---+-POW-+-DEF-+-EVA-+-SEN-+-SCI-+-GLO-+
| Seelo Lionoppolis            |  50/100 |  21 |  19 |  17 |  17 |  15 |   1 |
+------------------------------+---------+-----+-----+-----+-----+-----+-----+
| Status: Under Contract
| Juice: 60Ʉ
| Inventory:
|     Mag_Boots ( DEF+3 EVA-1 )
|
|--Buy/Pay/Trade orders executed-------------
| -10Ʉ | Bought Mag_Boots
+--Mission results---------------------------
| -10Ʉ | Mission fee paid
| SUCCESS! | Mission 3 - Bright and Shiny
| -15HP | Overheated beam cutter
| +13Ʉ | Good salvage: iron/molybdenum nodules
| +15Ʉ | Good salvage: tungsten/manganese nodule
| +30Ʉ | Great salvage: gold/rubidium nodule

@steampunkbanana

+-Character--------------------+----HP---+-POW-+-DEF-+-EVA-+-SEN-+-SCI-+-GLO-+
| Mark Watney                  |  56/100 |  15 |  18 |  19 |  20 |  17 |   1 |
+------------------------------+---------+-----+-----+-----+-----+-----+-----+
| Status: Under Contract
| Juice: 45Ʉ
| Inventory:
|     Directional_Antenna ( EVA+1 SEN+1 )
|
|--Buy/Pay/Trade orders executed-------------
| -2Ʉ | Paid to othermichael
| -10Ʉ | Bought Directional_Antenna
+--Mission results---------------------------
| -5Ʉ | Mission fee paid
| SUCCESS! | Mission 1 - Like a Record, Baby
| -10HP | Booster fatigue
| +6Ʉ | Good salvage: small helium-3 deposit
| +8Ʉ | Great salvage: medium helium-3 deposit
| +4Ʉ | Good salvage: small helium-3 deposit
| +8Ʉ | Great salvage: medium helium-3 deposit
| +10Ʉ | Great salvage: medium helium-3 deposit
| +4Ʉ | Good salvage: small helium-3 deposit

@uphill

+-Character--------------------+----HP---+-POW-+-DEF-+-EVA-+-SEN-+-SCI-+-GLO-+
| Brian                        |  63/100 |  17 |  20 |  18 |  18 |  19 |   1 |
+------------------------------+---------+-----+-----+-----+-----+-----+-----+
| Status: Under Contract
| Juice: 71Ʉ
| Inventory:
|
|--Buy/Pay/Trade orders executed-------------
| -4Ʉ | Paid to gwwar
+--Mission results---------------------------
| -15Ʉ | Mission fee paid
| SUCCESS! | Mission 2 - The Hot Rock
| -13HP | Ow ow ow hot ow!
| +45Ʉ | Great salvage: quark soup
| +26Ʉ | Good salvage: strange crystals

@wisconsinplatt

+-Character--------------------+----HP---+-POW-+-DEF-+-EVA-+-SEN-+-SCI-+-GLO-+
| Hieronymoose Warnsforth      |  56/100 |  16 |  21 |  18 |  18 |  17 |   2 |
+------------------------------+---------+-----+-----+-----+-----+-----+-----+
| Status: Under Contract
| Juice: 46Ʉ
| Inventory:
|
|--Buy/Pay/Trade orders executed-------------
+--Mission results---------------------------
| -15Ʉ | Mission fee paid
| SUCCESS! | Mission 2 - The Hot Rock
| -14HP | Ow ow ow hot ow!
| -5HP | ☢☠☣ Dangerous salvage...
| GLO+1 | Dangerous salvage!
| +45Ʉ | Great salvage: quark soup

#4

“We done lost contact with the Black Swan almost three years ago, and the last we heard from her didn’t sound good. She’s been missing ever since. Couple of weeks ago, one of our stakeholders came across some information hinting at the what might be the current location of the Swan. Pulled together enough credit to put it on my dance card, so this is our first stop.”

“We’re going to salvage the more valuable cargo - you’ll make some juice and our stakeholders make a tidy profit. For now, you’ll just need to secure access to the Swan. Future runs will be able go deeper and get to those hard-to-reach places on board.”

“A lot of folk love to spread rumors about this sort of thing and you may have heard a few of them. Truth is we just don’t know what in blazes happened out here.”

##Round 2 Mission Options

Idle penalty: 10Ʉ
The farther we get from home, the more we dip into our remaining stocks. Don’t be a lollygagger. Lollygaggers run out of juice.

Mission 1 - Eel Be Along Shortly
Space eels use the hulks of derelict ships as nurseries for their young, which puts a bit of a damper on things from a salvage point of view. We’re going to have to clean out a few eel nests in the holds before we can get to the good stuff. Juvenile space eels aren’t too bad, it’s the adults you really have to watch out for.

Mission Cost: 5Ʉ
Minimum Requirements: at least 20 POW and 18 SEN
Risks: Eel bites! Up to 3 bites (2-10HP each depending on DEF), (SEN+POW)/2% chance to evade
Expected salvage: +30Ʉ incentive payment, GLO+2, 2x low-value salvage opportunities

Mission 2 - Pop and Lock
A few of the airlocks appear to be intact, which means there’s a good chance that the stowage wasn’t spaced. Airlock gear tends to be just the sort of thing a good scavenger needs, but watch your step: it looks like the crew was worried about being boarded?

Mission Cost: 5Ʉ
Minimum Requirements: 21 SEN or greater
Risks: Booby traps (5-40HP based on SEN, with a very small (SEN/5)% chance to avoid)
Expected salvage: 3x standard salvage opportunities per scavenger, low chance of items

Mission 3 - Bridge to Somewhere
The bridge bulkhead looks like it was busted wide open, but the interior seems relatively undamaged. No telling what sort stuff might be found: the ship’s log, spendy computers, and other valuable stuff. Unfortunately for you, the defense systems are still online so you’ll need to stay on your toes while figuring out what’s safe to grab.

Mission Cost: 5Ʉ
Minimum Requirements: 20 EVA or greater
Risks: Anti-personnel systems (3-30 damage based on EVA)
Expected salvage: 2x high-value salvage opportunities per scavenger, small chance of dangerous salvage

Mission 4 - Annual Inspection
The drives are still warm, which is odd. Anyone feel like investigating?

Mission Cost: none
Minimum Requirements: 20 SCI or greater
Risks: Radiation (3-25 based on DEF)
Expected Salvage: 50Ʉ incentive fee, 1x unusual salvage opportunity per scavenger

##Ship’s Stores:
“Now I know some of those suits are looking a little rough. I’m still feeding the matter you brought back into the fabricators and expect to have the repair shop back online real soon now. For the moment, you’ll have to make due with this crate of duct tape we dug up in the aft bulkhead. Now that we’re on station, we can at least start breaking into the gear that was allocated for this job.”

20Ʉ Impact_Gel ( DEF+4 )
20Ʉ Harpoon_Gun ( POW+4 )
20Ʉ SuitPal_9000 ( SCI+3 )
25Ʉ Booster_Jet ( EVA+4 )
20Ʉ LIDAR ( SEN+5 )
15Ʉ Duct_Tape ( HP+10 )

“Ol’ Kassie is undergoing final system checks and should be back online shortly to take your orders.”


#5

| -15HP | Overheated beam cutter

I guess that’s why they said to let it cool down between jobs in that manual I finally got around to reading this morning after picking some of those shards out of my hide…well, for next time. Where is that hands on training we were told we would get before we shipped out??? lol.

Recruiters - some things never change from our seafaring grand moose ancestors to our lonely ethers today. My rack made it through the splosion quite nicely though, just nicked the velvet in a spot or two.


#6

Glacto? Right?

I don’t think we’ve spoke yet, but I think you may want to keep an eye on our fellow herd member - Browf. He was out on that Hot Rock with me and some strange stuff went down with him.

Well, I really should get over to the decontamination lounge again.


#7

Good to know…you know what they say about a moose when his HP start to slip below 50%…almost as bad as cornering an overdue bull when the rut is on.


#8

squeaky

Too much Helium!


#9

*Just noticed that anyone purchasing directional antennas received SEN+2 instead of EVA+1 and SEN+1 due to having an outdated shop configuration file in place. Whoops! Damage results remain the same for @newliminted and @OtherMichael as the odds for evasion in mission 4 remain the same.

ETA: Corrections have been made. Looking at the damage logs, @SteampunkBanana still takes -10HP. Carry on!

FETA: Corrections have also been made for @SeaLion, who bought Mag_Boots, but due to manual copying and pasting as a result of a kassandra glitch prevented the order from being executed. DEF, EVA, and Juice have been updated accordingly.


#10

All seventeen scavengers had succesful missions.

GREAT WORK!

While we wait for the next mission orders, I want to call out four scavengers forreaching towards a higher level social complexity.

Brian gave 4U to Vi Locke
Mark Watney gave 2U to Coccinea M Ornatusl
Tex Ass [] gave 2U to Ester []
Spike Green Arm gave 1U to Browf Clamphoof
Hans Landau gave 1U to Tom Ratchetcrank [
}

Who knew Martian refugees were so clever?

Each of these parties needs to work out amongst themselves how to resolve these transfers – I would hope we’re more sophisticated than running a mere gift economy.

[] so that old Lizard has a heart after all, even it only has three chambers
[] A human, not a cyborg. really.
[
] who totally isn’t a space lobster like me

What will we create today

Be safe out there!
–Hans Landau


#11

I’ll show you a gift economy…

What do you supposed I put it towards?


#12

I certainly ran that beam cutter past its specs, digging for gold before my air ran out. Pretty sure I would have set myself on fire if that had been in atmosphere. The suit is a bit singed, but not a bad job if I say so myself. It was almost a shame we had to salvage them. The nodules were so shiny.

As promised, Brian (@uphill), here’s 40% of the take. Pleasure doing business with you.

@Kassandra SUBMIT
PAY 24 uphill
END


#13

@Glutnix

Browf. Herd Brother. no, no, don’t get up. I think you’ll need to run through a few more decon cycles. Not sure what you were trying to get to out there, but you didn’t bring back anything of value.

Look, I’ll cut to the chase, I’m sure you’re low or out of juice so If you need me to spot you a few until we get to this Charcoal Duck or whatever.

By my antlers, if someone is going to fall out here, let it be a human or lizard, lobster or mutt. The Herd must survive.


#14

This is disappointing, given:

Can anyone spare Browf 1Ʉ…? Will pay back 4Ʉ before next mission!

Perhaps just because meat-sack has spikes on its head, does not mean it can scavenge good like plant.


#15

“Sssssss! Thhhh!”

[Plugs the See-n-‘Slate into the micro-inflater by-pass. Snaps down the clown-hammers flap to the “toddlers, foals, and seedlings” setting. Pushes the bass up on the equalizer to mask any tell-tale sign of He-3 intake. Pulls the string.]

“Hey! Look there! We all made it! Congratulations, everybody, that was some good grabbing out there. I feel so damn dandy, I’m gonna actually try some of that milk stuff."

[Taps cheerfully at the Liqui-Vend. Holding up carton, asks…]

“So, do you rub this directly on your skin, or what?”


#16

-6HP | 1x Orbital debris

Damn that debris - I just bought these Mag Boots!

Well, at least I did an honest day’s work for an honest day’s juice. There’s something to be said for that, no?


#17

Lordy! I am red. Did I almost cook in my shel- suit! Lots of damage to my suit, thank glob and grod those patches held. I thought space was supposed to be cold.

Uh. mister uh, Mister Landau, sir? I’m, how do I, uh, is it the green button this time? Anyone, green, or red? Oh well, let’s see…

@Kassandra SUBMIT
PAY 2 @bizmail_public
END

Thanks again, Mister Landau, I made out real well, I think, and couldn’t do it without you, so I owe you one.

Anybody smell seafood? I’ve been smelling seafood since I got back…


#18

Uh, of course not.

Why do you ask?


#19

It’s just been lingering all day… Oh, grod, it’s my suit!

Uh, please stop lickng me like that, I’m really not comfortable with this


#20

Oh, right. Who do I owe juice to?