It seems I have to revive the space circus idea for my new Pandora
setting, although I am not yet sure how to fit it into the setting,
and when and where to fit it into the campaign - probably compara-
tively late, when the Pandora colony already has a sizeable popula-
tion that is big enough to make a profit for the circus possible.
Once some word (stolen files) gets out about the semi-intelligent aquatic creatures the circus might pay a visit to offer their entertainment services to the colony. (while actually attempting to pickup a few of these creatures for display.
a (extremely) rich patron decides to throw a birthday party for his darling triplets preteen girls.
One wants to sail the ocean blue and SCUBA dive
One wants to not only see a live circus, she wants to become a performer
One wants to explore ancient sites and discover past glory of dead races that are not human.
So, this devoted father hires the circus to travel to Pandora because he has heard of the discoveries and its a new water world.
He is planning on the fact that being such a new colony he can buy what ever he wants (in favors, situations and etc) because they will be in need of cash (money) and a possible favor or someone rich like him to help them in some behind the scenes politics.
He is also planning on acquiring (taking) some of the artifacts for bragging rights in his rich circle of friends.
Being that the girls (age 14) are just coming of age and it is a frontier like world and that they are use to getting their way, life might become very interesting for the colony.
One should be boy crazy to the extreme
One should be boy interested
One should be, I don't care since my sisters are boy crazy.
One should be a trouble maker, ie one who loves pulling pranks on others and does not care about the backlash or problems it causes (daddy always bails her out)
One should be very smart (as compared to her sisters)
One should a thrill seeker to the point of possible danger but not life threatening.
Oh, BTW, unknown to the triplets, they are actually clones (illegal ones) that came about due to their father's interest in biology. He experimented on their mother (who is now dead OR seperated from him and the girls) while she was pregeant and created the triplets. Only he knows along with 1 or 2 cohorts.
The only way that the triplets can be told a part (other than PSI scanning) is by their attitudes. And they all 3 enjoy occasionally messing with people by changing their names around and acting like one of their other sisters.
So, one way to have fun with this besides the obvious is to not inform the players that there are triplets arriving. Or only introduce 1 or 2 of them at the begining so that it causes confusion when they (PC"s) get the names wrong and the girls play it up.
Also the Father is very interested in the Biology finds of Pandora and will want to acquire (or steal) the information/secerts.