Star Trek: Serenity

The Tide Rises

The PCs learn that the black robed Romulans are the secret police, the Tal Sh’iar. They learn this after killing one who began asking too many questions when he found Darev, Zhaftan, Krastin, and Savar in the lab with all the women freed.

When a Tal Shiar is killed the others will know, to prevent this Krastin “cloaked” the ship from all communications. at the cost to all the rest of the ships power, she became dead in the water.

Krastin says he can get the equipment off in Solanini, the Hellraisers conspire to get the barge there. Thy are trying to steal the lab off the ship. Krastin has some contacts in Solanini who can help them get it on their ship.

Numerous people go down there, a soldier who is captured. A female Colonel who is disintegrated, some Reman slaves who are captured. When a large Romulan Captain started asking questions, the threatened to send up the Tal’Shiar to answer them (who was dead), and that made him back off.

The turned off the cloak, and told the Captain to go to Solanini to repair damage to the engine. The black out caused by the cloak is used to explain engine trouble. He agreed.

The barge docks in Solanini.

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Set Sail for Sabotage!

The Hellraisers used what funds they had availible to armour up and get ready for their meeting. Shad made sure to have some good clothing.

The went to the North Gate that connects Solan Freeport with Solanus and met their guide. A black robed romulan who is friendly and menacing at the same time. As they strolled through Solanus to the port they saw the statue of Tellus the prophet and savior to the Romulan people. It was suggested they should bow, so they did. Grudgingly. Then they saw at Romulan man tied up to a post, he had snuck in from Solanini and was not supposed to be there. He was acting outside of his station. He had been wipped. The PCs were offered a stone to throw at the prisoner, eventually Zhaftan grabbed it and wacked the poor bastard pretty good.

They were handed off to another black robbed figure who took responsibility for them when they enter A’babba’s barge. Its a party. Romulan officers in attendance. Slave girls.

They try a drug called “Milk”. Stahl and Zhaftan loose their minds on it and have memory loss and making out with strange women. They meet A’babba in his upper deck to talk business about moving “Milk” to Gamon. Shad uses the negotiation as a cover to learn about the rest of the crew sold into slavery.

They meet the crusty Krastin who runs a lab on the barge, where T’la is being held. And milked, along with 11 other beautiful women. Beauty is a requirement of milking.

Krastin has been butchering women coming up with the perfect formula. Stahl, Zhaftan and Savar take over the lab and free the women. Stahl starts mixing a knockout gas. They use Krastins ego against him and get him onside. Or as the Hellraisers say, “He pissed on his hat”.

Shad learns the location of the rest of the crew, and makes a deal to move milk.

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The Slave Pits of Kintarra

The Hellraisers arrive at Kintarra. The Romulan Senator, grateful for her rescue, asks around for the group. There is no word of their ship but their crewmates were sold off to the slave trader A’babba who would have sent them off to work the mines somewhere on the planet.

Using their spoils from the prison planet they get suitable clothing and go to the slave market the next day. After waiting for a few hours Shad, well versed in the seedy underside of black market, makes an offer to buy their old crewmates back saying that he desires revenge upon them.

After a few inquiries of his own A’babba learns that the crew has done business on Gamon, the slave trader seems very interested in this. Ababba invites the crew to dine upon his barge this evening, he has a business proposition. He also tells them that he has the Orion Female and will never give her up.

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Breakout!

Breakout Dramatized

Mootar layed bleading on the floor. Sori, Vulcan Bounty Hunter, faced down Shad and Stahl, the logic was ineviatable. With the Klingon dead, what chance did they have? Shad tensed as the Vulcan’s gaze fell upon him. Fear of torture and death on this frozen Romulan prison planet had enboldened him emmensly, he had struck the Vulcan many times with his stun batton, but such vigor had made him the next logical choice for death.

Just as Sori raised his disruptor a cloud of green mist appeared from the new wound that ripped through his shoulder. The origin of the fresh carnage was none other than Zhaftan the Mad Andorian. Covered knee down in the blue and red grime of his recent bolian victims he loosed hot lead into his Vulcan target, with a marksman’s accuracy.

Shad and Stahl followed up the attacks until the Vulcan fell. Stahl dove for Mootar, tearing clothing to make tournquets. What used to be his right arm was sparaying purple blood everywhere, his friend was close to death.
Shad looked down at the man who told him about his brothers death, the man responsible for it. He lay there, passive, waiting for his own demise. Sori almost looked peaceful. Shad held the stun baton against the vulcan and turned it on.

Stahl only became aware of what was happening behind hims as he finished working on Mootar. When the joined Trill used his medical skills from a past life it also drew with it a lifetime of compassion and duty. Just as quickly as Stahl turned to stabilize the downed Vulcan Zhaftan put a bullet between the bounty hunters eyes.

The cry Stahl let out was not his own but a voice from centuries past.

As Shad looked down at the Vulvan’s brain unfolding like some kind of organic optic cable bundle he wondered if the Vulcan had known where their ship was.

Shad instantly recognized the Vulcan’s ship, Shivram class, the very ship he cut his teeth what seems like a lifetime ago when he was a simple hauler. Despite the bridge controls being in Vulcan all the controls seemed to be in the same place. The Orion start the preflight check.

Savar pointed at the monitor in Rejovics office. The prison riot was in full swing, shelled up prison guards clashed with hoards of freed prisoners. The guards were winning.

“We have to kill Rejovic.” Stahl stated, the others nodded in agreement. “I can set an explosive with a remote detonator in the hallway past the guard post, when that Romulan Bastard walks in….boom. Give me a hand Stahl.”

Savar monitored Rejovic’s progress towards their position. He had corned the remaining criminals in the hallway setting up a sort of killing field. They were close enough Savar could hear their pleas for help.

Stahl went for the door handle but was roughly thrown against the wall by the Andorian.

“He’s killing them!” Stahl yelled angrily.

“Rejovic knows where we live, he knows about all our stuff, my family (remember this is dramatized)! He tortured it out of us! He has to die!” Stahl couldn’t escape the Andorian’s grip nor could he tear his eyes away from the door. Below the door mussle flashes illuminated the scrambling of murdered prisoners. Even more horrid was the silence that followed afterword. The Andorian broke that silence with his explosive vengeance.

Stahl broke into the hallway, looking through pieces of prisoner and guards looking for surivivors to save as Zhaftan looked for survivors to kill. As Stahl bandged the wounded Zhaftan took a severed arm and wrote a warning in green Romulan blood. “The Hellraisers were here” written over Rejovic’s corpse.

For a moment Zhaftan was affected by the Trill’s compassion and he left one Romulan alive, then he remembered this whole mess, the death of his girlfriend, the betrayal, their capture, could all be traced back to the last Romulan he left alive. In the end the Andorian decided one lead bullet for a lifetime of not looking over his shoulder was a small price to pay.

As the Hellraisers, the rescued Romulan Senator, Linara Finn, and Graven with his bady guards board Sori’s transport “The Black Shadow” Shad makes a disturbing discovery. The docking clamp will not release. It was in as much disrepair as the rest of the prison and has failed to open leaving the manual crank the only option for escape. And for that someone would have to go outside.

Stahl volunteers to operate the release and everyone else able, including Gravin men go to cover his back. Half way through the Hellraisers hear a familiar voice.

“I told you guys there was a ship here, and look Zhaftan is getting it all ready for us. Hey Zaftan, I wonder if you will cry as much as your bitch did when I killed her?”

Vebrix, the Romulan Zhaftan let live, the one who killed his woman, and the one who conspired against the Hellraisers came for their ship. A victim of his own greed he ended up in Tulok’ Moor with the rest of them. Vebrix had gathered up a small group of followers he must have convinced with promises of freedom.

Battle weary and on the cusp of escape Stahl made a daring play. “Kill the Romulan and the rest of you can come with us!”

The Romulan was visibly unprepared for those turn of events but wouldn’t have the time to react to them.

Zhaftan, determined to fix his mistake and avenge his love, took aim, breathed and fired the weapon he confiscated from Rejovic, counting on it to be as wicked as its previous owner. A bet made good as he watched his enemy scream vainly as he tried to fight the weapons energy wave from disintegrating his body. In a second all that was left was dust on the snow.

Savar looked on from the ships monitors and couldnt help but wonder if Vebrix knew where their ship was.

Moments later the Black Shadow was airborne. Savar transmitted the stolen transit codes that allowed them to get past the patrols. Gravin examined the Star Log and determined that Sori left the Free Base after defeating the Hellraisers and went to Kintarra, a known hub for the slave trade, then left there to another world where he apparently captured the Romulan Senator, then came to Tulok’Mor.

The crew decide to go to Kintarra to see if their ship is there.

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The Story So Far...

Them Damn Hellraisers!

Over the last few years the tale of the Hellraisers has grown. From taking on the Terran Empire in a transport ship, to stealing ships from the Romulan Empire, beating up pirates, finding 600 000 yr old T’kon Artifacts, blowing up secret Orion Syndicate Moon Bases, overseeing the coronation of a Klingon Eptai, to even killing giant bugs on Zoag, their new home. But sooner or later all that trouble is bound to catch up with you.

Betrayed from within, the Hellraiser were captured by the ruthless Vulcan Mercenary Sori. After being thrown into a Romulan Prison and tortured for information, the Hellraisers managed to escape their cells and make it to a transport, that just happens to belong to Sori as he is dropping off more prisoners.

In the ensuing melee the klingon Mootar is shot to death. Derev Stahl and Shad engage the Vulcan in hand to hand combat. Will Savar and Zhaftan be able to help their friends before they perish?

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