Plague / Epidemic


As the standard month dawns, success is reached in re-establishing the hypernet across the Tapani Sector. Trade and contact with the outside Galaxy is restored. Unfortunately, this requires dozens of scout ships to locate and manually reconfigure the remaining hypernet buoys, opening a floodgate of requests to the Alliance of Worlds that it was not prepared for.


Along the border between the Confederacy and the Alliance, this becomes most apparent from the number of mysterious ‘training accidents’ that have occurred along both sides since the arrival of the Mando’a forces among the Alliance fleet. In a gesture of goodwill and cooperation, Emperor Kane personally escorts much needed supplies to the Alliance, bolstering the reconstruction efforts across Tapani and offering a non-aggression, free trade treaty with the Tapani Alliance.


Meanwhile, on Tar Sona station that orbits quietly around the main primary star of Procopia, our heroes have stopped over after delivering cargo to new colonies founded in the ruins of New Shella, Reyna System, and Sheva System. While there, a strange message greets them, as if they were expected…

Welcome to Tar Sona, where apparently we were expected....


Strange, unnaturally mutated things on a House Vormecetti death world have attacked and infected two lives very dear to VN Ysadora, over galactic secrets that could spell the salvation -- or the doom -- of the Tapani Imperium as a whole.


It's much more complicated than that, actually:

Requiem: Eleni Benacor
Report | Oct 3, 2019
Requiem: VN Ysadora
Report | Oct 3, 2019
Eleni: {points downward and nods encouragingly} With the blood on him!
— Eleni explains the importance of a patient to the maitre d' at the restaurant. Shards of Honor: Requiem, Saturday, August 14th, 2010
Canned is fine.
— Lord Danar Vorpadaran assures the staff that "emergency ration" hors d'oeuvres are appropriate for the current emergency; Saturday, August 14th, 2010
Vanya: {flips the padawan braid enthusiastically in response}
Danar: Hmm. When WERE you graduating?
— Vanya can't do that Jedi Quest stuff. Shards of Honor: Requiem, Saturday, August 14th, 2010
Danar's player: I'm going to write a report on all this to ImpSec
Eleni's player: Eleni doesn't have anyone to report to, really, so I guess I'm just going to ... {trails off}
Vanya: You wanna send one of MY reports?
Eleni: {perks right up}
— And she DID. Specifically the Report to Jedi Council. And it was GREAT!; Shards of Honor: Requiem; Sunday, August 15th, 2010
Yoda has a tell!
Eleni, yelling down the hall to Vanya, while in mid-live conversation via HoloNet with Yoda; Shards of Honor: Requiem, Sunday, August 15th, 2010
GM: You guys aren't even into Act I yet!
— That first session was just the intro! Shards of Honor: Requiem, Sunday, August 15th, 2010
Khun: Do you mind if I do the landing this time?
Eleni: {upset} We're LANDING?!?
— There's still a whole buncha bugs in combat reach. Shards of Honor: "Requiem"; Sunday, August 29th, 2010
You got a Bene Gesserit point!
Eleni's very proud of Yeager's inventive rescue. Shards of Honor: "Requiem; Saturday, August 28th, 2010
Eleni: {in The Voice} STOP, and show yourself!
invisible guy: {in The Voice} NO. {runs}
Khun: {stuns the crap out of invisible guy}
Khun: {deep voice} YES!
— Invisible Guy still got up, but not til after a faceplant in the dust. Shards of Honor: "Requiem"; Sunday, August 29th, 2010
GM: You have one thought ... that you have a bad feeling about this.
WookieeGunner: That's funny. MY one thought was that I shouldn't've let {the GM} read my Malifeaux Book.
Yeager's player: Somethin' sorta cenobyte about that girl....
— Somethin' sorta cenobyte about that girl.; intro to Requiem part 3; Saturday, September 11th, 2010
Danar's player rolls to hit
GM: The ground doesn't dodge
Eleni's player: you never know about this planet
— She has a point.
Tsu: I'm going to do a KitKat Patent Pending Sensor Scan!
Yeager's player: Noooo!
Eleni's player: A what?
Vanya's player: That's where the sensor scan goes PIIIIIIIIING, because every time {KitKat's player} rolls that particular kind of sensor scan, he rolls a ONE.
WookieeGunner: {rolls}
Vanya's player: JUST LIKE THAT! {points}
Yeager's player: {sweeps all clone figures flat with one hand}
GM: Wait! Wait! I have to roll first!
— Critical failures on command, Shards of Honor: "Requiem", Saturday, September 11th, 2010
There's no trailer hitch on my ship.
Eleni, denying a hint from Khun for a dedicated-to-Danar cargo hold on the Mismatch, Shards of Honor: "Requiem", Saturday, September 11th, 2010
Door: {opens}
Yeager Lexics: Helllllo, ladies!
Sister of Battle: PURGE THE UNCLEAN!
6 plasma flamers: {open fire}
— There were a few more words but these were the important ones, Shards of Honor: "Requiem", Sunday, September 12th, 2010
Khun: Is everything ok in there?
Yeager: No!
Eleni: No?
Vanya: Hell, no!
Danar: {hangs over lava pit} No, no, not particularly.
Burner: {cough} I'm having fun.
— Concussion grenades over lava, Shards of Honor: "Requiem", Sunday, September 12th, 2010
Yeager: I always like the one in charge, I don't know why that is.
Vanya: I do.
Eleni: I do.
— simultaneous reactions, Shards of Honor: "Requiem", Sunday, September 12th, 2010
You light up his life
He gives you holes
Tsu filks the Yeager vs Mene Gesserit situation; Shards of Honor: "Requiem", Saturday, October 9th, 2010
the hell-walrus fires
Yeager: That one's GOT TO GO
Eleni and Khun: {simultaneously Working on it.
— Same inflection and everything, Shards of Honor: "Requiem", Saturday, October 9th, 2010
For Yeager, BEER is the mind-killer.
Danar knows his teammate is not a "Men-E-Gesserit", Shards of Honor: "Requiem", Saturday, October 9th, 2010
I'm thinking we could design a weapon that does this *on purpose*!
Danar's reaction to Tsu's "rail gun + fragmentation grenade + 1 on wild die" experiment, Shards of Honor: "Requiem", Saturday, October 9th, 2010
First they give you a vodka shot and then you find out WHY.
Eleni's player, explaining how "this part of the plan" is very much like "being on a Russian flight", Shards of Honor: "Requiem", Saturday, October 9th, 2010
She's mastered Mind Control Through Punching!
Danar regarding Eleni, Shards of Honor: "Requiem", Sunday, October 10th, 2010

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