En Route to the Orian System
Muhkris Barcoo made his way to the galley. Grasping at the handle of the canter as if he were blind, he poured the dark liquid in his cup. Steam rose as he took in the aroma and smiled. He had been working the third shift ever since he signed on with Frontier Shipping and Delivery. “How long had it been? A year already” he thought. Muhkris sulked to the cockpit.
“2 more hours and we’ll be in the Orian System.” Mikal Odexe reported as he was being relieved. Muhkris nodded as he fell into the flight seat.
“Muhkris!” crackled over the com system startling him awake. He hadn’t realized he dozed off. Apparently, the caf didn’t help him much today. “Go ahead…” he replied while trying to rub the sleep from his eyes. “Cargo crates are prepped and ready for delivery. As well as that special cargo. What do you suppose is in there?” the voice responded. “You know we shouldn’t ask about it. We don’t get paid enough” Muhkris said trying to force a laugh. “Besides we…. Wait… something on the scanners… Sithspit! We’ve been pulled out of hyperspace!” Muhkris spat as he hit the alert button. The alarm klaxon screamed to life.
Muhkris looked in horror as a grey triangular ship estimated to be 500 to 600 meters long with four large circular gravity wells protruding from the hull in a square like formation. In the front of the gravity well arrangement of the aging Immobilizer, 418 cruiser was a black circle with three lines striking from the bottom in the direction of the top of the circle.
“The Collective….” he thought.
“Freighter Spectrum, this is the Capitol Enterprise Interdictor Cruiser Helldiver. Shut down your engines and prepare to be boarded. You’re craft, cargo, and personnel are now the property of the Disciples of Tiamat….”
5 hours later
The air was thick and heavy with moisture. Acolyte Calenhad, Novice Caius Sylvian and Corporal Silversmith struggled to breathe the humid air. The small patch of concrete that had been allocated to receive the small supply shipments was radiating heat increasing the temperature by a considerable amount. “Wasn’t this transport supposed to be here already?” Corporal Silversmith asked though he expected no answer.
“It was.” Acolyte Calenhad answered while pushing a button on the com device.
The Com unit hummed to life an image of a tall older human materialized on the device. “Battlelord Etah, the shipment has not arrived yet and attempts to contact them have not been answered,” Calenhad reported.
“Very well. Report to your master. He will give you further instructions.” Battlelord Etah replied.
House Shar Dakhan Summit Chambers
“Sithspit!” Battlelord Etah shot. Battlemaster KogaRyu sensed the Quaestor was more upset at the loss of the shipment than warranted for simple grain. “We’ve lost shipments before. What makes this one special?”
Etah sighed, “This one had a special item that was discovered on Moriband. The Captain of the Spectrum came into possession of it and it was to be transported here for examination.”
“What special item?” The Aedile asked.
“A holocron. But not much more is known.” The Quaestor responded.
The com unit squealed to life. A deep voice came over the speakers.
“House Shar Dakhan, this is Lord Jaostem of the Disciples of Tiamat. We’ve taken possession of your freighter, its cargo and the crew… most of them anyway…”
“Quick! Trace that transmission! And signal the House. It’s time we’ve had a meeting with our members,” Bloodfyre ordered.
Information: House Shar Dakhan is waiting the arrivals of supplies and a special holocron with untold information recorded on it. While en route to the Orian system, the freighter carrying the cargo is captured by the Disciples of Tiamat, a group of non-force sensitives that worship the ancient Krath sorceress, Tiamat and have joined Capitol Enterprises.
House Shar Dakhan must discover what became of the freighter , what was the fate of the crew and where their precious cargo is.
Prompt The runon involves all members of House Shar Dakhan during the investigation and (if located) subsequent requisition of their property.
Judging will be based on the Run-On Rubric, as well as factoring in how well a member’s posts interact with and includes other members.
To count for participation, a member must make at least two posts of at least 250 words each, and not post back to back.