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Ruby Rose

"I am Lieutenant Bolger, Alliance Military 39th Greenleaf Detachment Support Group. Tell your associate to come on out."

The next few minutes was some explanation and examination of 'papers' and documents. The big cat was lowered up onto a small hover. "Careful now." Said the Lieutenant, he petted the neck of the giant leopard. "It's ok Toto, we'll have you back home soon enough."

"Escape research something." Was all the Lieutenant said with a smile.

Three other camouflage Alliance soldier were there. They all took care to avoid any funny business from Newt or Dizzy, but treated them respectfully with some caution and apprehension.

"Come on in Declan, we got things secure." Comm announced, Travis that is.

The Lieutenant nodded. "OK Pilot Newt, let's go see what's what at the Little Rex. Bring Toto Kitty with us. Dot and I will ride with the shuttle."

"Let's go."

In a few minutes all were gathered at The Little Rex.


Newt could see the big beast of a cat at the far end, aft on Ruby Rose. It looked like some sort of leopard but was as big as some sort of tiger or extinct super saber something.  The cat turned toward him. It looked a little unstable, stepped toward him as it turned. A large dart was stuck in its side.

Before Newt could so much as raise an eyebrow the hatch was lifted open wide and two hands from two different persons grabbed both shoulders and lifted him him out of the shuttle with enough force to have thrown him a good dozen meters, or so it seemed.

"Good lord. It's a kid." Said the voice of one of those hands, on Newt's right.
A voice on Newt's left said. "That ain't nice Zeke, this here is a little person."

Newt could see a third person, a big man in Alliance Jungle Camoflage climbing up next to the jungle cat with a dart rifle in his hand, another weapon strapped to his body. He looked at Newt but keep a wary eye on the Leopard.

He nodded to one of the other persons, the one on Newt's right, who then shifted a little and shouted down the hatch. "Steady on down there and prepare to exit. Don't make us drop a flash bang and smoker down there."

The man with the dart gun, Lieutenant bars on his cuff said. "You are bound by law."



In the Hall Mylena felt Belinda try to feign unconsciousness, realized it wasn't going to work and then started to flay in all directions.

Luke gave them all a look, tapped his ear when he heard Travis' warning and bound up the stairs.

At the bar Minato explained to the barmaid they they were all legal and doing the law.

JAX headed to the back hallway.
The little Rex, back hall first floor.

The pin went deep into Da Zheng's eye just as he was attempting to smash Mylena into the corner at the stairs to get her off. Zheng's head hit the wall as Mylena hit the corner with brutal force.

Knocked off Zheng she fell to the floor, landing on her feet by instinct, shoulder and ribs screamed with pain just as Belinda Bates leapt on her.

And the back door crashed open from the smack of Luke's powerful shoulder. The door hit Belinda Bates and her outstretch hairpin aimed at Mylena, both women went to the floor fighting and crashed back into Da Zheng who crumbled with Mylena's pin pushed deep into his brain.

At the first floor bar
The barkeep raised an eyebrow and screamed an irritated, "HEY!" She reached for a small thick meter long inch thick stick and headed to the hall.

Outside and upper floor
The two figures could be seen by Travis at the window. They turned as they heard the commotion in the hallway.
Inside the Little Rex

The barmaid replied to JAX, "Don't rightly know what folks are doin out here. I keeps my business in my own pocket where it belongs. It's my place, the little Rex, and as long as there ain't no trouble here, I let whoever come'n go as they need. Don't much care for 'lliance folk or dirty no good crim types, but they all come here time to time." She turned to go around a small corner to cook. She was still in sight but away from the hallway where....

Mylena' s throat strike might have given her pause, Da Zheng seemed to have nothing but steel sinews and a hardness of flesh, even on his throat. Still the finger thrust had the desired effect but she realized that whatever was under his skin, it had some sort of pumped-up unnatural feel to it. But it was no time to consider the chemicals he might have taken to become such a behemoth.

Da Zheng gasped for air and let out a very whispered "guh". A doubt crept into Mylena's mind if she would or could be cutting his blood supply off with her choke hold. At first Da Zheng just took a couple steps like he was considering what to do about a fly on his cheek. He moved toward the door held locked by a single bolt, barely secured to the wall. They were at the bottom of the stairs.

At the top of the stairs was Belinda Bate in a pretty summer dress, all smiles. Her face turned sour, "what are you doing with my... ?" Then she stopped, realized there wasn't something overly friendly going on, but something sinister.  "Why you Shee-niou* bitch..." Belinda Bates took two stairs at a time and leapt as Da Zheng and Mylena.

At the Bar... JAX and MInato could just barely hear the tussle in the hallway. The bar keep did not seem to notice.

.. Upstairs Townsend and Quinn stood at the front window smoking, tossing ashes out the open window. Travis couldn't tell which was which given the long sleeves, the darker skinned Quinn was difficult to make out. but he'd seen them before. He was sure it was them. The light outside was getting bright fast, soon he'd not be able to see into the room except for if they stayed by the window, especially from his lower vantage point.
They showed no sign of knowing was was going on down below and in the rear of the building.

*  Shee-niou = Cow Sucking
inside the Little Rex

Mylena moved to the toilet door. It was half opened and the smell was none too good. At seeing the face she made Da Zheng moved toward her, laughed a little. "Couple trees in back make for good cover, and uh outdoor wash basin."

Luke confirmed that to be true. Da Zheng bounced on his toes, "I'll keep lookout for ya."

At the bar the barkeep seemed satisfied with cleaning the bar. She asked, "So what's it to be fellas, breakfast for the three of you?"
INSIDE: The Little Rex Inn and Trading Post

"Da sister. I am Da." He seemed pretty proud of it too. He moved up close to Mylena and took a look around the corner at the first floor of the trading post, looked a little hard at Jax and Minato. He was still fiddling with his belt, certainly hoping to make the little nun feel uncomfortable.

"Friends of yours?" Da Zheng asked her, standing close, looking down at her. Boots, pants, his shirt still only half tucked in. Gun and Gunbelt loose around his hips.
Ruby Rose

The heavy feet of the huge feline continued to be heard. Newt hung from the bulkhead, near certain he could feel the feet of the 'monster' padding about until they stopped. Or maybe it was his heart beating.

Everything seemed secure to floor or wall, nothing immediate to help Dizzy get some height to help Newt. After a half a minute she found a half step ladder mounted on a wall that would help her get to Newt.

The Little Rex Inn and Trading Post

Luke replied that there was a door, locked but nothing he couldn't smash through if need be.

"Be tomorrow before I got anything opened up." The barmaid replied to Mylena.
To JAX and Minato, who stood close by him, "Eggs 'n Bacon. Though it ain't gonna be chicken 'r pig. That a problem for you I can pour something outa a can and nuke it."

Mylena found a small short hallway, at the end was what had to be the back exterior door, and which Luke was on the other side.
There were stairs by the door that went up.
Another door along the hall was closed. And then opened.

Out came Da Zheng. He was still hitching up his britches and buckling his belt. He stopped when he saw Mylena. A little confusion on his face, then he smiled cocky, took his time fixing his pants.
"Where you come from little rabbit?"
Phoenix OOC / Re: Phoenix Company OOC
November 14, 2019, 05:00:56 pm
I'm sure ties, cord and rope are not difficult to acquire. Just wait until you see Cowboy Travis hogtie up them varmits.

Also Crew, I did not see anyone listed in the casting call. Please fill out the following:
Phoenix OOC / Phoenix Company OOC
October 30, 2019, 10:03:56 am
Here we are.

Discussion for our adventures.

First up. The final decision on Jax and Dizzy and the Shuttle.
Phoenix Information / Phoenix Company
October 19, 2019, 03:44:13 pm
Ship Name: Phoenix Company

Ship Design and how we got to where we are at the start: ... like a leaf in the wind. A United Reclamation Transport Tug (see next post).
The tug was rented by Jax on Jiangyin to get to Greenleaf so he could meet up with Ronin. Alas, due to lack of funds due to the loss of a previous ship, he was only able to rent a barely functioning Tug. Fortunately he had been planning to meet up with Dizzy as well, and she did the best she could to get it up and running.
But alas, it broke down on the way to Greenleaf, the small pulse drive died. They used thrusters to make it the rest of the way. Too late. Ronin was gone.
Fortunately most of the crew of Ronin is still on Greenleaf Skyplex. Maybe they have a job?
Maybe they need a ship?
Well, we know the answer to that.

For starters they are at Planet Greenleaf Skyplex. They have rooms at the hotel, but will be going down below to the planet proper. Once there, their home base Will be the shuttle though crowded, maybe a couple hotel rooms down dirtside, did I mention a leaf in the wind?

Your Characters Role on Board: Captain, as Travis Chao, For now since it appears they will take a bounty job with his direction for their first effort.

Style of Ship: Definitely a 'struggling to get by'. They are not destitute, but they need to work. They are not people to let things get down to their last coin. And they are developing a stick together attitude, to help each other 'struggle on'.

Role play style: Player Character driven, with moderator narration to keep things interesting and so things never go entirely as planned or anticipated.

Style of Narration: PCs make plans in character, often moving/modding simpler things along but large narrator presence to guide the uncertainties


Narrator: Lomari
Captain: Travis Chao (Tojoyama)
Pilot: Newt Declan (Space Cowboy)
Dizzy McGee
Medic/Bodyguard: Mylena Yee (Buttongirl)
Gunhand: Luke OMalley (Magi)
Tech Specialist: Minato Kaneshiro (Raithfire)
Quartermaster/Gunhand: Jax (Rolemancer)

The Phoenix Company Pitch

The crew is left on Greenleaf Skyplex. Captain Kuei and others have left by order of the Alliance. So not really any hard feeling on getting left behind. But left behind they are.

To get thing running along out the gate:
Travis gets a wave in the Prelude/Prologue, "hey you still at Greenleaf? Can you get to down below. Half dozen jumped bail, holed up in cabin just north-northwest of Border Towns."
Just so happens they are very very close.
Travis says yes, but he needs to hire a shuttle, and a crew to get him to a bounty job. They are not hardened killers, but may resist. Six is a lot for a single bounty.
Travis asks if they want to help out, good paying gig.
But they need a shuttle or a ride.

Enter Jax and Dizzy....

This is happening in the prologue, with Moderator modification.

And off they go.
Bugs/Technical Support / Re: Change in reply look
September 23, 2019, 04:56:46 pm
Thanks for letting me know. I figured it was me and something I did.
It is annoying.

Best of luck with the fix and appreciate your hard work on the site.
Not in Play / Rex Yangtree
September 12, 2019, 12:39:44 pm

Rex Yangtree

Age:  39
Gender:  Male

Primary Occupation:  Stormtrooper / Space Marine / Space Breach Specialist
Secondary Occupation (optional):  Security / Bodyguard / Salvager
Equipment:  Alliance Military Assault Space Suit, Pistol, Assault Rifle, Short Shot Gun,
Clothing: Various uniforms, casual outfits and formal attire.
In Storage: A collection of various military reproduction weapons and paraphernalia.
A traditional one shot set of dueling pistols.

Appearance:  Very fit. Good looking features. Always neat and tidy. There is no room for sloppiness in personal form, clothing or conduct.
6' 2", 210 lbs.
Faceclaim:  James Purefoy

Initial Personality:  A cookie cutter stereotypical classical soldier. Polite, professional, stand-offish, reserved; yet friendly and accommodating.
Rex will approach a situation with some ability to show some reflection, that is, among upper class socialites he knows the stiff collar and upper lip.
And among rowdy soldiers full of testosterone and estrogen he can rough and tumble and toss and grumble like a old school trooper, which he is.
Underlying Personality:  Rex is also the poster boy for long lost anal retentive professional soldier. Not much tolerance for sloppy silly civilians or those that have had an easy and protected life. It's one reason he seems to have found a life in the black. Hard folk working a hard life. Something he can respect.

He has had no close friendships or love interests since before the war. Those he had ended badly. Death, a selling out to the military industrial complex. His life seemed to have died with the war. Honor, Loyalty, Tradition.

When at ease he can laugh, drink, flirt and still have a good time; almost always with one eye open and one less drink than the rest.

Corporate and individual greed, selfishness, stupidity, laziness, sloth... he despises.

Known History:  Born in a Londinium superb in 2480, Rex Yangtree was the latest generation of a long line of traditional military family. Four generations of working middle class Enlisted ranks, sergeants, warrant officers and then the latest generation, to include Rex, went to Officer's School, Rex at the age of 18. While not initially something the elders in the family endorsed, it was accepted. Rex excelled and by the time Civil War broke out Rex Yangtree was a trained and experienced soldier in the Marines with a specially in Ship to Ship infantry combat, that is, breaching and defending ships from infiltration. They called them Stormtroopers.

Rex was a Major by the end of the war and highly decorated. He was also a rare survivor of a specialty that had a high rate of death. Rex 'was lucky', a few burns, small bullets nicks and fragmentation scars.

After the war the need for Stormtroopers was nil. An attempt by him and his family and contacts to find a place for him in the downsizing military went for naught. Rex was too bitter and unqualified for a desk job. The senselessness of the war, the pain, the loss of friends and loved ones. The devotion to profit and the shift to corporate structure... He resigned and took to the black.

Since then he has toured the black, hired out as a mercenary, bodyguard, salvage due to his space-faring skills. Not much work for blasting one's way onto a errant spaceship.
Other History:  A torrid love affair just before the war with the daughter of an Admiral that did not approve of his family lineage. The affair was broken up. A child left behind that he only became aware of much later. A reunion with the mother and child did not last long.

Skills and Strengths:  Major Yangtree is a career fully trained professional space marine with a specialty in breaching enemy ships and defending against the same. Space suit, weapons, hand to hand training, limited explosives and welding.
Code of Conduct: Rex has the professional Alliance Officer code. Honor, tradition, loyalty.
Weaknesses:  Regrets: He's not found any place in the verse for himself except being a soldier. Some occasion depression and PTSD from his years of service. But it it not debilitating.

Cynic. He doesn't really believe in anything except his code of conduct.
He can kill an enemy with little remorse but will show mercy when possible without exposing himself or others to foolish risk.

Skills are limited to soldiering.
Socially he can mix in dress uniform or tux as well as fatigues and bunkhouse. But deep down he remains cautious and reserved. Friends have never lasted long given his profession.

No piloting, technical or engineering except for some small specialty craft and gear for breaching and fighting.

Revenge Information / Re: The Revenge
September 12, 2019, 12:30:03 pm
I notice that this ship might still be in need of a striker with breaching skills?

Looks like I missed their departure. I am about to post a PC, Rex Yangtree.
IF this is not a good fit, or too late. I'll look to another ship.
After some discussion with Clare I think we might try to play Constance and Cooper Mandrake.
Two core people, smart, experienced.
Think along the lines of THE THIN MAN, if you've ever seen that ancient movie.

We'll update the applications, on page four of the retired archives.

How does that sound? They would be passengers, retired writers with a sense of adventure. He's a retired Federal Marshal and she's a big shot core journalist. They would be very interpersonal with other crew members. And having skills of police and journalist could be of help to a crew.

One note: Is there any way Cooper could be a reader? I know that is very limited. It would be more of a handicap to him in most situation.
Not much that would impact play in a positive way, at least for him. He's able, or was, capable of detecting horrible terrible dark thoughts which have driven him to space. He cannot tolerate large numbers of people. Anyway, I could play him not, but am requesting that he still have such latent ability in situations of large numbers of people or near horrible evil persons. 
It would be a definite dark weakness.

His old application:

Thanks DP.

QuoteIan has not been by in a few months but he was for a while. Sonya was on the Mei Ren Wu because I had Shepherd Blackhorse on the same ship for a while. Africa Chamberlain did make an appearance but not for very long. ...

So I went into the Archive and found Africa Chamberlain. She was a Martial Artist and Mechanic's Assistant, Welder. I can copy most of it and PM you with it if you want. Unfortunately, the bios for both Sonya and Siobhan are nowhere to be found but I do have a couple of site videos with them depicted.

I can do the applications, no problem. Just curious as to what might be needed for Player Characters.

And secondly, since I had played these two PCs a lot on more than one site, well;
My memory isn't so good. I'm not sure about any canon.  I can run the application and any difficulties I'd be happy to address. 

So.... Mechanic or Pilot needed?
OK, I've got my feet wet again.

I plan on adding a second PC, but have not decided.

Of course my old PC and favorite Sonya Gulliver (Pilot) had quite a history here. I could not find her old App but I have the data. Of course I'm not sure what has happened to her closest buddies. Ian Dugan?
And Siobhan Brannigan. She had a child by the former and married to the latter.
And to be quite honest, I'm not sure where all she played after Lost In Serenity. So what would be her canon background.

Same for Africa Chamberlain (Engineer). I don't think she played here at all.

Any suggestion for my old PCs would be appreciated. Or I can always generate something new.
Any shortage of professions?


Ronin OOC / Re: Ronin OOC
August 18, 2019, 11:38:30 am
Moved from the IC forum area to the OOC forum  -Lomari

(( OOC: It looks like several of us are all bumping into each other at Cargo Bay doors and dock. I hope I didn't bump anyone out of the way or the wrong way. I'll keep it short and feel free to move my character to where it might be less congested.))
Quote from: Scout on August 01, 2019, 10:41:38 pm
Hey Tojo!

I played as Jonah and Pele on the Seraph in the olden days when you were our narrator. When I was struggling with Jonah you gave me some good characterization advice that has stuck with me to this day. Great to see you back!

Wow. Seraph!
That was a rocking good pirate time.
Ronin OOC / Re: Ronin OOC
August 02, 2019, 09:59:29 am
The old Archive for Travis Chao looks good. I just need to update for the last in game year.

Boy am I rusty. I'm having to learn to navigate much less BBC. Whew. Bear with me.

So. How can I get Travis PW and link Tojo to him. You can do that here as I recall (which doesn't mean much as my recall ability seems to have greatly diminished).

Just a little test:
Travis in BOLD
Who Hoo

OK. So, what next?

Just my first look, but Travis Chao looks like a good fit.

Warning. I'm very rusty on the on-line links and etc.
I'll be looking and lurking and getting him set up in an application.

I figure he's been on Greenleaf looking for someone as a bounty hunter, off the grid, and caught them or given up and looking for transport and a job.

Catching up.

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