ICC Assistance (9)

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ICC Assistance (9)
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Mission Summary
Priority Primary
Type Investigate
Series ICC Assistance
UEC Buy In 0
UEC Pay 2500
Start Location ICC Probe 849, Crusader, Stanton System
Mission Giver Tessa Bannister
Requirements ICC Assistance (8)
Difficulty Easy
Faction Imperial Cartography Center
UEE

Mission Brief

ICC Scan Probe Assistance

The Imperial Cartography Center has put out a request for assistance to any ships in the area.

Details

On your ninth visit to ICC Probe 849, Tessa Bannister informs the player of a strange signal near Yela that can't be identified.

Walkthrough

New Objective: Report to Probe

Quantum Drive to ICC Probe 849.

"Yes! I am so happy to see you. So, I'm getting a strange signal on my scan. It's saying it can't ID it. That's odd, right? IDing stuff is kind of what scans do. Anyway, not mine aparrently, 'cause I have no clue what they found. Giving you the coords incase you're interested in scoping it out."

–Second Class Junior Cartographer Tessa Bannister

New Objective: Locate Wreckage

Quantum Drive to Yela.

Fly towards the two friendly radar contacts.

New Objective: Retrieve the Blackbox (1)

New Objective: Retrieve the Blackbox (2)

The contacts turn out to two derelict Starfarers. The player must board each in EVA to retrieve their blackboxes from the Captain's quarters. Several datapads can also be found onboard, detailing some of the events leading up to the incident.

Downloading each black box provides the player with the Emergency Flight Data for that ship.

Emergency Flight Data (EDR-7D093)

Ship RegTag *SC4V-L8212R / Freund Family Fuel

16:54:24 Cap. Jameis Freund

Adena, sending you coordinates. Make sure we quantum in just shy so we can run some scans and approach cautiously.

16:54:36 Pilot Adena Freund

That's the middle of nowhere. What are we looking for?

16:54:41 Cap. Jameis Freund

Just get us there. Then I'll explain everything.

16:54:45 Pilot Adena Freund

Jeez, fine. Don't need to bite my head off. Just thought it might be goot for the pilot to know what we're getting into.

16:54:55 Pilot Adena Freund

Quantum Complete

16:55:14 Cap. Jameis Freund

Proceed to the coordinates while I run some scans.

16:55:19 Pilot Adena Freund

Enough with all the mystery, J. You finally gonna tell me what this is all about?

16:55:23 Scans identify Starfarer with "Avivar Alliance" Reg-Tag.

16:55:25 Pilot Adena Freund

The hell are they doing here? Kid, you in the turret? We got some unwanted company up ahead.

16:55:27 Gunner Simon Totland

In position and tracking the ship.

16:55:30 Cap. Jameis Freund

Everyone, calm down. We're here to meet them.

16:55:34 Pilot Adena Freund

The hell you talking about, Jameis? Why are we meeting the bugger that've been stealing our clients?

16:55:40 Cap. Jameis Freund

The just want to talk about...

16:55:41 Pilot Adena Freund

This is why you wouldn't tell me where we're going. We got nothing to say to these scumbags.

16:55:45 Mechanic Ty Moyo

(uninteligible) from the power plant.

16:55:48 Cap Jameis. Freund

Hey, Ty. You dropped out at the start there. Can you repeat?

16:55:51 Pilot Adena Freund

Avivar's done nothing but attack our business since they showed up in system. For all we know they're here to finally wipe us out, pushing shields to max.

16:55:54 Cap. Jameis Freund

Adena, wait. Ty, can you repeat what you just said?

16:55:55 Power to shields increased.

16:55:58 Power plant warning - Overheat critical damage.

16:55:59 Emergency sirens triggered.

16:56:00 Gunner Simon Totland

We're under attack! Opening fire!

16:56:03 Cap. Jameis Freund

Hold your fire.

16:56:04 Pilot Adena Freund

I've got -
Emergency Flight Data (EDR-163F3)

Ship RegTag *ST3L-309TOU / Avivar

16:52:39 Gunner Christina Clark

We've been sitting here for almost two hours. What's going on Cap?

16:52:44 Captain Patricia Sarafian

Shouldn't be much longer.

16:52:50 Gunner Christina Clark

Uh huh.

16:55:03 Scanner detects object in distance.

16:55:05 Captain Patricia Sarafian

Scans just picked up something. You see it, Keyon? Swing us in that direction while I focus in.

16:55:08 Pilot Keyon Tyler

I'm on it.

16:55:13 Pilot Keyon Tyler

Walsh, where'd you disappear to? Need you at the shield station, pronto.

16:55:19 Misc Crew Galen Walsh

On my way. Something I ate last night didn't quite agree with me.

16:55:23 Scans identify Starfarer with Freund Family Fuel Reg-Tag.

16:55:24 Captain Patricia Sarafian

This is them. Kill all non-essential chatter. Bring us in good and close.

16:55:28 Pilot Keyon Tyler

Copy that.

16:55:30 Gunner Christina Clark

Hey, am I reading these scans right? Is that Freund Family Fuel?

16:55:34 Captain Patricia Sarafian

I said cut the chatter.

16:55:37 Gunner Christina Clark

What are they doing here?

16:55:42 Captain Patricia Sarafian

That's not your concern.

16:55:45 Gunner Christina Clark

But cap—16:55:46 Captain Patricia Sarafian

I said don't worry about it.

16:55:54 Captain Patricia Sarafian

Walsh? I need you here now!

16:55:57 Misc Crew Galen Walsh

Almost there...

16:55:58 Scans pick up sudden increased heat signature from Starfarer with Freund Family Fuel Reg-Tag.

16:55:59 Pilot Keyon Tyler

Woah... anyone else catch that sig spike? What the... incoming fire!

16:56:00 Gunner Christina Clark

I knew this was a trap. Giving 'em everything I got.

16:56:02 Captain Patricia Sarafian

Walsh...

16:56:03 Pilot Keyon Tyler

We're too close...

16:56:04 Front shield depleted.

Mission Complete: ICC Assistance

Although this is the end of the mission, there are several datapads strewn through the wreckage of the two ships that give a clearer picture of what actually happened to the two Starfarers.

Datapads

Bridge, *SC4V-L8212R / Freund Family Fuel

A. Freund - Recovered Comm

Freund Family Fuel Employee Datapad - Adena Freund

To: Adena Freund

From: Christina Clark

Subject: I'm Done

Seriously, screw you guys. Three runs. I've done three runs for you and still haven't gotten paid. You aren't the only ones with debts to pay and while this may be your family business, it sure as hell isn't mine.

Maybe if you guys actually made sure your clients paid on time this wouldn't happen. More than once I've seen Jameis tell clients to pay him whenever it's convenient. Guess I shouldn't be surprised this happened. Freund Family Fuel may be fine with doing a hard day's work and not getting paid, but the hell if I am. I'll be filing a breach of contract or lost wages complaint or whatever the hell they're called against you both the second I'm off this tub.

Captain's Quarters, *SC4V-L8212R / Freund Family Fuel

J. Freund - Recovered Comm

Freund Family Fuel Employee Datapad - Jameis Freund

[Comm set to auto-send at 18:00:00]

To: Adena Freund

From: Jameis Freund

Subject: I'm Sorry

Hey, Adena... If I know you at all, you're probably not talking to me.

First, I'm sorry I didn't tell you about the meeting with Avivar. I knew you'd be against talking to them, but I couldn't risk it not happening. You have every right to be angry at me for keeping it from you, but you know how you get sometimes. Honestly, I don't know how to handle you when you get all worked up. You've been that way since we were kids. Remember that incident with Mom's Cutlass? Guess I wanted to avoid all that dramu until everything was official.

See... dammit... it's hard to admit this to you... Freund Family Fuel is running deep in the red and I don't see a way out. I did... I did everything I could to try and find a way out, put the house up as collateral for a loan... but nothing worked. Just dumb luck I guess.

Selling to Avivar is our only option to stay flying with some creds in our pockets and a shred of dignity. I know you'd argue with all your heart against it, but you don't know the numbers like I do. This system's a different place since Dad started all of this. Dad never had to hire a full time turret gunner for protection. Competition's grown so fierce that the low fuel prices can't cover our skyrocketing costs. At least if we operate under Avivar's banner we'll have some support during these tough times. The business may not be in our name after this, but it'll still be ours.

I know you hate me right now, but just remember that, as your brother, I love you and only want to do what's best for all of us. Well, whenever you're ready to talk, I'll be here.

-J

Upper Deck, *SC4V-L8212R / Freund Family Fuel

S.Totland - Recovered Comm

Freund Family Fuel Employee Datapad - Simon Totland

To: Ben Totland

From: Simon Totland

RE: Checking In

Hey man,

I got chewed out again today. Guess I didn't get to the turret fast enough. Adena kept yelling at me that we'd all be dead if the ship was really under attack.

But it's not like I was dragging my heels. I've just never been on a ship this size before. It's so easy to get turned around on this thing. Almost feels like someone designed this ship specifically for people to get lost on.

Ty keeps telling me not to worry about it. He keeps reminding me that nobody's first run goes smoothly. Told me yesterday that "the only way you learn is by living." This would all be super overwhelming if he wasn't here. Not to say it's not nice to talk to you about these things too, but by the time the message reaches you and you have the time to respond, sometimes the moment's passed.

Heard the Captain and his sister arguing again last night. I'm not sure if they realize how loud the are or maybe they don't care. Had to crank up the volume on my mobi to drown them out, but then I got worried I'd miss a call to get to the turret, so I turned it back down. Still not sleeping very well. Every little bump wakes me up, then it takes forever to get back to sleep.

At least I'm making some creds and gaining some experience. Once I get paid, I'll send a portion to Mom. Maybe now that both of us are working things will be a bit easier for her. Oh, did you ever find out how much experience deckhands need on your ship? How great would that be to work this same ship. Sure Mom would love it too. Both her boys, exploring the stars together. Just like she always dreamed.

Crap... gotta run. Talk again soon, brother.

Cargo Bay, *ST3L-309TOU / Avivar

G. Walsh - Recovered Comm

Avivar Employee Datapad - Galen Walsh

To: Summer Davis

From: Galen Walsh

RE: 3rd Draft Revisions

Summer, I think I figured it out. I was just on the bridge for the last few hours, bored outta my mind, and it hit me like a lightning bolt, had to sneak away so I could get this idea to you before I forgot it.

What if, at the end of the party scene, we reveal the ship has a smuggler's compartment that Hector didn't know about. So he's had the magical relic on board the entire time. That's why the pirates don't want to damage the ship and destroy what's onboard.

Plus, it gives 'em a reason to board the ship and take him hostage instead of blowing him out of the sky. Then we can keep that scene we love where he's locked in that cell and...

I gotta run. Cap keeps yelling for me over comm. But you get the idea, right? Roll that around in your mind for a bit, and I'll call you the second Cap gets off my back.

Captain's Quarters, *ST3L-309TOU / Avivar

C. Clark - Recovered Comm

Avivar Employee Datapad - Christina Clark

To: Christina ClarkAdena Freund

From: Adena Freund

Subject: Guess what?

Christina... I know it's you, and I have the dates to prove it. Bet you think it was so slick of you to sell info on our operations to Avivar. Don't think I'm going to let you get away with it either. You best watch your back, because one day you'll turn around and see me standing there. Then you'll have to answer for what you did to me and my family.

Consider this comm a courtesy. Stop shelling out info on us to Avivar, and get out of Stanton as fast as you can. 'Cause if we ever cross paths, it won't end well for you.

Mess, *ST3L-309TOU / Avivar

P. Sarafian - Recovered Comm

Avivar Employee Datapad - Patricia Sarafian

To: Matias Devi

From: Patricia Sarafian

Subject: Status Report

Hi, Mr Devi, it's Patricia with my weekly check-in. This has been a good week for Avivar in the Stanton System. I closed that contract I was telling you about last week. Had to cut them a deal, but like you say, once they experience Avivar's amazing service, we've got 'em for good. That give us three in the system. A few more clients like this and we'll be turning a profit in no time.

In other good news, I've been able to convince a local fuel concern, Freund Family Fuel, to meet with me about a possible buyout. They've been around for decades and have a number of primo contracts. I've drafted the offer so it allows them to operate under the Avivar name as long as they maintain our standards. Considering the state of their ship and employee records, it shouldn't be hard to get rid of them following the first performance review. It's their contracts that we really want. Not their aging Starfarer. Will let you know when I'm closing in on a deal so you can give it final approval.

I know I've only been here a few months, but I see a lot of potential for Avivar in Stanton and have some big plans. Just give me the time and I'll give you this system.

I'll be in touch next week,

Patricia.

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