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Old 02-14-2010, 05:36 PM   #1
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Paquin Cortex: Commercial Announcements
The Firefly-class freighter "Fives Full" is being sold by silent auction to retire the debts of its late owner, Capt. Alois Schwartzenberger. Proceeds will be divided between Sisters of Mercy Hospital and the Paquin Spaceport Administration. The ship is in Landing Bay 37 and is available for inspection during spaceport office hours. No warranty express or implied exists on this transaction and all sales are final.

Current High Bid: $6,000,000, Jokel Salvage and Parts


Anyone with appropriate skills touring the ship will see that it was in good shape when it set down three years ago. She needs some overhaul before she can fly again (replacing coolant and lubricating fluids, recharging batteries) but everything should work. The mess room refrigerator is a total loss, though. The original crew is long gone. When it was clear their skipper wasn't coming out of the hospital any time soon they all signed on with other ships.

Most people taking the tour are off-duty spacers and port hangers-on looking for some entertainment. Some businessmen have gathered across from the bay to discuss putting a joint venture together. A hot sausage vendor set up his cart for the crowd. Nobody with real money has come to the auction yet but all the spacers agree that it'd be a shame to break her up for scrap. Some spacers looking for new jobs are taking the chance to boast to anyone who might be hiring.
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Old 02-14-2010, 06:51 PM   #2
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One of those taking the tour is a short stocky woman. Her warm brown complexion and black hair and eyes hint at a southeast Asian heritage. She has the overalls, tool belt, and the occasional grease smear typical of a ships engineer. Her muscular build, confident walk, and the worn but serviceable pistol on her belt show that she is not to be taken lightly.

Those close to her on the tour can hear her muttering.
Those connectors are loose, but the lines look to be intact.

That pump's still in good shape.

Heh, that fridge is a goner.

In the engine room, she pats the bulkhead and says:
You're ready to fly again aren't you Lady Five?
Outside she stands looking at the ship.
I could make this ship sing, I'll bet. Heck I'd work for room, board, and a share, if I had a chance to bring her back.
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Old 02-14-2010, 07:20 PM   #3
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Another one who's looking around the ship is a slender, fit looking man with his hair neatly combed. He certainly isn't a youngster, but he doesn't look out of shape for his years.

He takes a good look around the ship, chewing onto a toothpick in his mouth. He constantly switches it from left to right as he walks around, carrying a rucksack in his right hand and holding the other hand in his pocket.

He thinks to himself:
It's... been a while. How long has it been since I ventured out to space? 8, 9 years? Who counts it, anyways...

He enters the ship, still curiously looking around and chewing onto the toothpick. After having a little bit of sightseeing he goes out of the ship, nodding his head, and saying:

"Well, it ain't perfect, but it is a ticket to get the hell outta here, that's for sure."
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Old 02-15-2010, 07:39 AM   #4
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A large man with dark hair and steeley blue eyes stands silently at the back of the crowd wating to see how things transpire. His long black coat bulges in the typical places one would carry a weapon.
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Old 02-15-2010, 08:43 AM   #5
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My character is standing around too, but I haven't gotten to the point where I can give a good description of him yet...
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Old 02-16-2010, 01:00 AM   #6
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A large man with dark hair and steeley blue eyes stands silently at the back of the crowd wating to see how things transpire.
A short, handsome man in a business suit drifts over. "So, you taking care of the money? Or looking for some business of your own?" On making eye contact he says "Malachi Jones" and offers his hand.
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Old 02-16-2010, 05:43 AM   #7
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Doesn't take his hand, "Names Kane. I am looking to join a crew. Would you be hiring?"

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Old 02-16-2010, 09:55 AM   #8
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Malachi doesn't lose his smile. "Oh, running a ship's too big for me. But I know some folks who might be hiring. Are you a pilot, mechanic, supercargo . . .?"
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Old 02-16-2010, 10:41 AM   #9
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Anyone standing around the Bay notices a cloaked man they hadn't seen before. he's sitting a little off to one side, watching the proceedings. He is powerfully built and his face looks like you could bounce bullets off of it, it's so stony. Suddenly gets up, turns to [whoever is running the auction], and asks "What kind of speed doe she make?" Nobody answers for a second, as they are all shocked by the man's size, which they can now see fully as he stands. Imposing doesn't even begin to describe him: He is at least 7 feet tall and by the looks of his muscles could probably toss anyone present over his shoulder with one hand.
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Old 02-16-2010, 11:44 AM   #10
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Kane replies to Malachi,"I can fly that thing. Plus I am useful in other areas."
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