Friday, September 7, 2012

The Highway men Episode 7 - Actual Play - Legacy of The Krell

"In the final decade of the 21st century, men and women in rocket ships landed on the moon. By 2200 AD they had reached the other planets of our solar system. Almost at once there followed the discovery of hyperdrive though which the speed of light was first attained and later greatly surpassed. And so at last mankind began the conquest and colonization of deep space."

Forbidden Planet 1956 

The PC have taken on a contract to retrieve the data cores from a Ptolemy class star ship that is wrecked in orbit around a colony world. What they don't know is that the ship was the nest for a set of operatives that is investigating ancient Krell signal that has been triggered.

Dr. Morbius: In times long past, this planet was the home of a mighty, noble race of beings who called themselves the Krell. Ethically and technologically they were a million years ahead of humankind, for in unlocking the meaning of nature they had conquered even their baser selves, and when in the course of eons they had abolished sickness and insanity, crime and all injustice, they turned, still in high benevolence, upwards towards space. Then, having reached the heights, this all-but-divine race disappeared in a single night, and nothing was preserved above ground.

This wonderful little world is a circa late 60s early 70s technological world that was established sometime after the great Atomic Wars back on Earth. This world has (had) a thriving mutant & human population. The operatives teleported down & accidently activated a Krell Nanite Bio weapon! The weapon wiped out half of the population & a gravity  pulse took out the ship in orbit. 

This all came about because a group of Space Rangers months ago were dispatched to investigate some ruins found in a construction site. They found something that triggered a cover up & a possible mass genocide. Absolutely nothing of the original United Planets expedition has been heard from since.  Allard Technologies was financing the space ranger expedition! You can get more background right  The PCs are heading into very deep waters tonight! For more background on tonight's game go over to Here

In case your wondering who the United Planets is? Well take a look at this trailer from 1956! For further secrets & wheels within wheels go over to a good friend's page Here


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