ISSUE ONE - Not What It Seems
Hook: McKie is on Gateway Station to undertake a mission for the Syros Security Service. But, he cannot remember what the mission is.
Opening Scene One
McKie wakes in a small hotel room with no memory of how he got there. There is a body in the room on the floor.
Is the body male? (50/50, C5): Roll 38: Yes
How did he die? Activity-Lies: He was asphyxiated
Was he strangled? (50/50, C5): Roll 98: No! He died from exposure to hard vacuum.
Is he wearing a vacc suit? (50/50, C5): Roll 78: No
Does McKie know who he is? (Unlikely due to memory loss, C5): Roll 34: Yes.
The man is ‘Boss’ Turner and he was a dealer on the weapons black market on Gateway Station.
McKie searched the body, he found the number of a doctor and a commodities broker (I used an Excel random finds roller for this). He continued to search the room, it was a basic hotel room with a bed, closet and shower/toilet attached. He found nothing else in the room.
Is there a telephone in the room? (50/5, C5): Roll 97: No!.
The telephone has been ripped out of the wall and is lying in pieces on the floor.
Does McKie still have all of his kit with him? (Unlikely, C5): Roll 69: No.
Checking his gear, McKie found that his gun was missing, along with his compad. He sat on the edge of the bed and tried to recall anything at all. He knew he was here on a mission for Syros Security, but something had erased his short-term memory.
Can McKie recall anything at all about his mission on Gateway Station? (No Way, C5): Roll 31: No.
Is the door locked? (Likely, C5): Roll 10: Yes!
McKie tried the door, as he expected, it was locked. On examining it closer, the door was not a normal door, it was reinforced and tougher than a normal door.
Is there a window in the room? (50/50, C5): Roll 18: Yes.
What can McKie see out of the window?
CQ: Change - Power.
To his amazement, outside the window he could see large transformers and switching stations, stretching into the distance. The room he was held in appeared to be on the outskirts of a large power plant. McKie banged on the window, trying to attract attention from someone.
Does he attract anyone's attention? (50/50, C5): Roll 41: Yes.
A figure wearing worker's coveralls glances towards the window. McKie gestures towards the door, the person nods and makes their way towards the door. McKie drags the body and hides it under the bed, then faces the door as it opens.
Power Worker - Sally Cliveden
Reaction - Interested
Female, shaven head. Wears power worker coveralls, name tag reads "Cliveden". She smiles as she opens the door.
"Hi. Say, what were you doing in there? That's usually reserved for the duty engineer. The name's Sally, by the way."
"Thanks, Sally", said McKie. "Was out on the town last night and, well, you know, it's all a bit of a blur. Hell, I don't even know where I was staying. Your local stuff has a bit of a kick to it."
Sally frowned at this. "Local stuff? Gateway Station imports all of its alcoholic drinks. I've never heard of any local produced stuff. Anyway, you need to get sorted and I need to get back to work. I'll call you a shuttle to the spaceport; you should be able to backtrack your records from there to find out where you were staying".
Tag for Sally Cliveden: No Body hair
Motive for Sally Cliveden: Waste a Burden (aspires to be better than a Power Tech).
End of Scene One
McKie has to complete his Mission on Gateway Station
Syros Security Services, "Boss" Turner, Sally Cliveden
Unchanged at 5
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