Eclipse Phase: picking up the pieces

Ezequiel Silva
Mars Again...

I hate this place, Mars is so full of Hypercorp freaks I’m surprised I haven’t shit one. The elevator ride down never was all that fun or engaging and I kind of flew off the handle on some corporate thugs. I gotta keep my anger in check, I’ll have to get resleeved if I keep that up. Anyway, after an embarrassing altercation on the Mars elevator I reached the surface and Xyler, the Alpine, took us to some of his Ruster friends. I was expecting a few indentured rednecks but find me in the Alps if he didn’t bring us to the face of the Barsoomian Movement on mars, Raul Merde and his husband Amir Kahn. Raul Was kind enough to supply us with guns and give use as much help as he possibly could, I’m curious if he’s planning to call in some major favors from us later. Not long after I got settled in, a detestable glitterati and “documentarian” Kara Tsung came barging in to talk to Amir about his art and badger Raul for an interview. Just as she began to get on my last nerve she said she needs security work done and she’s paying so I don’t mind her, for now.

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Everyone that completes their “dynamic” character sheet on Obsidian Portal will receive a bonus Rez point.

Armed and disarmed

After meeting with xylers contact on Mars I feel every so slightly safer. This man, Raul, is obviously willing to put in the fight for the people he represents. And for that he has gained myself respect, seeing someone motivated by justice instead of greed is like a dunk in a cool pool, it gives me breath.
Now we will continue to pursue whatever force put us all togther. Hopefully Mars will have more answers than questions. I cannot help but let me mind wander, how many of me brothers and sisters are suffering right now while I’m away from the fight.
The lack of information has left me feeling powerless.
KobAyaski 1798
“oh snail,
Climb Mt. Fujitsu,
Slowly! Slowly.

Game two Rez awards!

Clarification on session XP.

everyone will get a point for playing at least, depending on the game length.
1 for a game under four hours (short)
2 for a game between four and six hours. (Standard)
3 for a game over six hours. (Long)
5 for any game deemed “marathon”

Players will receive Rez for accomplishing certain tasks. Sometimes individually or sometimes as a group

1 for advancing your personal storyline to certain milestones
1 for navigating difficult scenarios (this might be handed to an individual player for quick thinking, a clutch roll/moxie spend, self sacrifice for the good of the team, etc. It can also be awarded to the entire group
1 for advancing the plot without needing interference.
5 For completing a background arc (will also refill one Moxie)

So here are the game two awards

Awards for ALL
Standard game (2)
No milestones reached (we still have two more “scenes” before another milestone award)

Individual achievement
Fotia, Xyler, Quiel: 1 for getting involved on elevator
Fotia: 1 for successfully convincing them to back off.
Aiko and Mun-Eo: 1 for bonding and RP
Quiel: 1 for combat proficiency above and beyond
Aiko, Quiel, Mun-Eo: 1 for log. (If you complete your log before the start of next session add your own rez point)

Fotia: 4
Quiel: 5
Mun-eo: 4
Aiko: 4
Xyler: 3

Aiko's Log- Olympus

Another biomorph, but at least this one is genderless. I don’t mind the ruster sleeves so much. They’re moderately efficient and functional, and much more comfortable on my psyche than a pleasure pod.

Mun-eo mentioned enjoying the mathematical complexities of the fiddle. It felt like a compliment from one so quiet. I find that I appreciate Mun-eo’s company and contribution to our ship. I’ll also admit to a fascination with the way Mun-eo moves so effortlessly around the ship. It appears that the transition from Octomorph to the Specialist they cast into was jarring. Being suddenly bipedal and bound to gravity can be a strange transition.

Our shipmates spotted Kara Tsung (propagandist Glitterati scum) and met Cocoa, a polyglot and Gatecrasher on the elevator down. I look forward to getting to know Cocoa. Xyler, our resident Barsoomian has introduced us to a useful friend, Raul Merde, who was kind enough to supply us with a few meager weapons and point us to the where we could find more. Ideally, we won’t find much cause to use them, but this is Mars. For once, It would be nice to get from A to B without confrontation.

Elevator station

Waiting for my companions at the Mars station. This Aiko is surprisingly open, and pleasant to me, unlike the lions share of hominids. I have spoken briefly with Aiko about her new sleeve, as well as mine. She seemed more comfortable in this sleeve, although it was a downgrade in my eyes. Perhaps it has something to do with gender. the hominids spend a great deal of effort on seemingly clumsy ideas of gender, I suppose not everyone can be as lucky as us octopods, who thinks infrequently on such things. I sincerely hope for them they eliminate this struggle, and waste of mental energy, but I do not for the life of me know how. This Aiko is not all they seem, there glimmers of hurt.

However plesent I have found socialization taxing. I have told Aiko I need to do a log entry, and research specs on our new vessel. And managed to catch up on some uplift news as well

Aiko's Log- Polaris Jammer
4 Feb 10af supplement

I’ve decided to cast to the surface and leave this sleeve on the ship. I’m hoping to cast into something different; biomorphs are growing dull. Mun-eo Bhan is also casting, so the two of us will be alone on the ship for a while as the rest of our shipmates will ride the elevator to Olympus. Mun-eo appears to prefer keeping to themselves, which suits me good and plenty as long as I can practice my music without interruption or complaint. The acoustics in some parts of this ship are very interesting.

Xyler Adventure Log
Feb 11 10AF

I have awoken on a strange spaceship far from my home with people i don’t know however our destination is set for my homeland. Rather unfortunately my last known contacts saw me die however i don’t know what that entails could this be a copy i have been put into it is uncertain and is not to be speculated at this time given the lack of information. I have found company among a certain few of these strangers however the octopus remains moody and aloof however interesting he may be. My time spent with the mysterious stranger has been the most enjoyable as we are the only Chinese speaking crew members aboard.

Engine effiency
Feb 11 10AF

Engines are running at 99.7% efficiency. I have been running checks to make sure the ship will not run off with us on the surface.
I am appreciative of these moments alone, I do not look forward to whatever Sleeve they will have waiting for me on the surface. At best this alone time has given me inspiration for a haiku

Eight arms, no hands
A beak, no wings or song
Black ink, but no script

Aiko's Log- Unknown
4th Feb 10af

I’ve woken up on an unregistered ship in a old sleeve and surrounded by strangers. Everything seems suspiciously sterile. I’ve tried to keep quiet and encourage my new mates to steer towards the Belt, but to no avail. It seems we are heading to Mars, of all fucking places. I’m missing about a month. My last memory is of eliminating my target, then going to cast. Troubling thing is, a lead scientist on Gatekeep’s Ceres Project was found dead on Neverwhere during that month and I’ve woken up drifting through space in my Neverwhere sleeve. Great.

I’m sure my bosses are pissed

And here we are, steering toward Mars and probably an entanglement with Fa Jing.


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