4/29/2211 Delta Triangulation

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Re: 4/29/2211 Delta Triangulation

Post by dragoner » Mon Aug 05, 2019 4:05 pm

I'll give Otto, and Theta chance to join in.

The compartment seats six, and is slightly more than the price of six individual seats, it is private, however. the shuttle is a standard 95 ton small craft (page 35 of starter traveller book 1 https://dragonersdomain.com/forum/viewt ... f=68&t=446 ) and takes approximately three hours to reach and dock with the highport, a dual torus design at the LEO mid-point of the tether on the south pole of Vijaya. Matching speed with the outer rim of the station, it is captured by a cradle-gantry that clam-shells around the shuttle, drawing it into a hangar. The shuttle trip is in zero G, but once in the hangar, the highport's 0.9G is standard. There are of course security in the hangar area to wand passengers, just about anything other than pistols will need to be stored here, and even pistols are slightly frowned upon, though the station does have a sort of frontier quality. Establishments might also limit weaponry carried into them.

The lower torus is planet-side (where you are docked), the upper is the interstellar, generally travel between the two is either by a lift-tram, or launch cab. Total full-time population of the highport is around 900,000 sophonts.

Where to from here? It is 0600 in the morning (1st day).

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Re: 4/29/2211 Delta Triangulation

Post by Bindoner » Mon Aug 05, 2019 6:51 pm

Zhenya declares carrying an Auto Pistol in a handbag, a couple of daggers and a Taser in the luggage ( wrapped as presents, recycling some of the packaging from the shopping trip on Sameen ).

The Body Pistol and Stiletto stealth daggers, not declared. The Body Pistol is in a secret compartment behind the lining of the attache case. The "pen" is in the case along with the cargo paperwork and a comm/hand-comp, the "pocket flashlight" is in a pocket.

If we clear security, first thing, find a good hotel. Not "the best" or "most expensive", necessarily, but a good, discrete hotel that caters to people who don't feel the need to display their status.
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Re: 4/29/2211 Delta Triangulation

Post by dragoner » Mon Aug 05, 2019 7:24 pm

The Promenade is the area with the nicest hotels, under the glass "sky" and a cultivated park like setting, commercial is where the mid-range accommodations are for Cr50 a night per person. Halls on the commercial level are normal height, with extra room above from the deck-bulkhead, so that businesses are often 2-3 interior stories.

Guards wanding Zhenya, Leon, and Kuerzu:
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Re: 4/29/2211 Delta Triangulation

Post by dragoner » Mon Aug 05, 2019 7:28 pm

The Guards let everyone through after a cursory examination of declared weaponry, with an added admonition that this isn't the Imperium, and crimes can be punishable by "involuntary colonization" of the surface of the planet or moons.
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Re: 4/29/2211 Delta Triangulation

Post by Bindoner » Mon Aug 05, 2019 8:15 pm

Zhenya allows a smile on reaching the station side of security, but it is stifled by the thought that if it's that easy there are better weapons already here...

Promenade deck it is then. Safer up there.

Zhenya connects to the station datanet and filters out any hotels on Promenade that are advertising heavily or flashily, or offer "deals". Cross reference to the gossip, business and politics news feeds. Anything linked to gossip is out for starters :) Least linked hotel with a good rating and upper band pricing is probably the place...
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Re: 4/29/2211 Delta Triangulation

Post by The D6 Rambler » Mon Aug 05, 2019 10:14 pm

Ooc: count me in!
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Re: 4/29/2211 Delta Triangulation

Post by The D6 Rambler » Mon Aug 05, 2019 10:16 pm

Theta watches the people come and go before taking a seat in the compartment.. "I hope we can find a trustworthy patron soon.."
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Re: 4/29/2211 Delta Triangulation

Post by Legion » Tue Aug 06, 2019 3:47 am

Leon will look round taking note of possible camera positions and getting a idea of the general layout. He will look at Zhenya and quietly say (but so that all the group can hear) " Well if it is that easy for you to get your arsenal in then there must be somewhere we can pick up some pistols. What say you we check in a hotel and then go shopping before the meeting?"
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Re: 4/29/2211 Delta Triangulation

Post by dragoner » Tue Aug 06, 2019 10:33 am

Leon can see some obvious security installations, though at this TL, it is the ones, that nobody can see that count as well. Probably one reason for the security stop, was for the station AI to get a visual ID. Up on the promenade, security is seen in action as two crew members get in a fight (probably up too late) and security, with security drones like two-wheeled hoverboards grab the participants by their ankles and quickly wheel them out of sight.

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Zhenya can find hotels of modest quality: Cr100 per person a day, to over Cr1000, very posh, casinos, offering every amenity, penthouse suites.
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Re: 4/29/2211 Delta Triangulation

Post by Bindoner » Tue Aug 06, 2019 10:07 pm

Zhenya chooses a hotel without a casino, or other ostentatious features, is prepared to pay up to 1.5KCr for a suite to share with Kuerzu, and negotiates on adjoining rooms for Theta and Leon.

Leaving luggage in the rooms Zhenya heads down into the Promenade concourse.

Taking note of surveillance systems and casually avoiding them, moving between venues down into the commercial levels at each stage and using discretion, never having more than one comm powered at any time Zhenya:

Powers up the legacy comm from the CA days, searches for a dating app, signs up, and removes the battery.

Powers up the new comm, registers on the same app as a male Vargr "Alph", finds Zhenya's profile, bookmarks it, powers the comm down.

Switches to the regular comm, contacts Akinya and Ganesh brokerages inquiring about appointments to sell cargo.
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Re: 4/29/2211 Delta Triangulation

Post by Legion » Wed Aug 07, 2019 5:07 am

Not long after Zhenya departs Leon will also leave looking for interesting places which may offer up a patron or offers for work (perhaps Theta or Kuerzu will want to tag along). He will also look out for weapons shops. All the while he will keep his eyes and ears open for any leads.
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