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Traveller: Session 18

  This session was run on February 2, 2023.   Aboard the Far Horizon   The crew was caught by surprise when every light aboard the ship went out at once. On the Computer Deck, Michael noticed that CASS (the onboard AI) was restarting. In engineering, Bob noticed that CASS disabled the physical light switches immediately before turning the lights out.   After waiting for the 15-minute restart procedure to complete, Michael determined that CASS reset due to a communication buffer overflow. She received over 300,000 communications from the surface in less than 30 seconds. CASS reset because her operating system was being overwritten following the overflow. Michael determined that the signals originated from over 3,000 different sites on the surface of the planet. He also learned that the first 15,000 communications were used to determine the correct handshake protocol. CASS indicated that any computer system capable of exploiting a loophole in her programmin
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Traveller: Session 17

  This session was run on January 26, 2023.   While the team headed for the surface was sleeping, the rest of the crew divided their time between sleeping and running further scans and drone flights. Lukas flew a drone over Site 23 and observed that the radiation detected was coming from a collapsed cliff face. He verified that, even up close, the radiation levels should not be dangerous to humans.   Bob performed a fly over of Site 56 and spotted a yellow-colored area 50-100m down in the canyon. Jason analyzed the footage and opined that it was not surface sulfur.   Michael performed a lightside photo scan and found some linear features by an ancient shoreline, they labeled this as Site 51. He also discovered two groups of pressure ridges labeled Sites 34 and 22. They determined that linear features of that size were unlikely to be naturally occurring.   Hour 25   Sarah, piloting the lander, begins the de-orbital burn with no difficulty and are on

Traveller: Session 15

  This session was run on January 12, 2023.   Ishuggi and Margaret (Vland)   On 050-1117, news reached Vland that the Delphi sector fleets were fighting amongst themselves with some supporting Margaret’s claim and others supporting Lucan. Margaret issued a statement, to be broadcast in Delphi Sector, calling on the fleets to stop fighting and concentrate on securing the border and preparing to help repel any Solomani incursion into the Old Expanses. Ishuggi informed his advisors of the information regarding the Empress Wave that Strephon had disclosed in the meeting on Capital. He also sent an envoy to Regina (Deneb) to inform Duke Norris of the coming danger.   Adair (Capital)   Reports continue to come in from the front that Lucan’s fleets are making progress in Zarushagar towards Ilelish but Dulinor’s fleets were taking territory in Dagudashaag on their way to Core. In addition, Dulinor was having great success with lighting raids on commerce deep

Traveller: Session 14

    This session was run on January 5, 2023.   For this session, we returned to the Archdukes as they reached their home systems starting on 244-1116 when Brzk reached Antares.   Brzk   Brzk focused on securing the loyalty of the fleets assigned to his sector when he returned. He fired Admiral Cyrox, the sector admiral with whom he did not have a good relationship, and promoted Admiral Bryce in his place. He arrived too late to stop the Lishun fleet from obeying Lucan’s order to go to Capital.   Tranian   Tranian reached Annapabar on 251-1116 with the Senior Moot and Chief Counselor Dunn aboard his ship. He immediately declared a Moot-in-exile. The declaration will reach Capital on 337-1116. His military advisors notified him that Sector Fleets 17 and 52 had declared their loyalty to Lucan and left for Capital. He renamed his sector flagship “Ciencia” in honor of the fallen princess.   Ishuggi   Ishuggi and Margaret arrived on Vland on

Wilderlands: Session 36

    This session was run on May 1 st , 2023 They continued heading east towards the beach with the rock rolling along beside them. They were not sure where they had washed ashore with respect to the various port cities on the coast, so the best plan was to reach the beach and then decide how to proceed from there. Around noon, the skies darkened and white flakes began to fall from the sky. As it was around 85 degrees, they realized that it could not be snow. It turned out to be ash. The ashfall was quickly mixed with a moderate rain. They discovered that the rain stung when it hit unprotected flesh and raised small red welts. Drex found shelter in a hollow beneath the roots of a large tree and they waited out the acid rain for a couple of hours before resuming their journey. They reached the water as it was getting dark and spent an uneventful night camped just off the beach. In the morning, they could see masts on the horizon to the north, but nothing to the so

Wilderlands: Session 35

    This session was run on April 17, 2023. For this session, we took a look at what happened to Uggmar and Creng after they went through the portal beneath the barrows. Creng went through first. The goblin looked around his new surroundings to find that he was standing beneath the open night sky. The stars were unfamiliar and three moons hung overhead; one red, one silver, and one blue. He was standing on top of a hill that was part of a line of hills stretching as far as he could see in the dark. To one side, he saw a forrested valley below him, to the other he saw a slope down to a vast plain of what appeared to be glass. He could hear a female voice, crying out in orcish, coming from the valley. It sounded like she was in pain. Crend made his way down the slope to the plain and saw that the glass that covered it was black like obsidian. He reached out to touch it and, despite not feeling any heat radiating from it, it burned his fingers on contact. As Cren

Wilderlands: Session 34

    This session was run on April 10, 2023.   10 Warmshade The session began with the party in Byrny preparing for their expedition through the gate they found beneath the barrows south of town. While sitting at the bar in Tulip’s Roadhouse, Stranger was approached by a Sleeth wizard. She introduced herself as TicToc and explained that she had recently finished her apprenticeship to the necromancer Metrax at the Mistwind Conclave. Stranger had hear of the Mistwind Conclave, a community of wizards in the hills outside of Byrny, but he and his companions had not visited it. As her first post-apprenticeship assignment, Metrax asked her to look in to some recent disturbances in the barrow downs south of Byrny. Years ago, the necromancer discovered that an ancient city had somehow been transported to a large cave beneath the barrows. As there were people living in it who seemed unaware that the outside world existed, he created skeleton guards in the levels above to