From the Hippocrates
The HMS Hippocrates is a Hermes-class Hegemonic Medical Frigate. Its
hull is a flat-stern low-vertical-aspect pentagonal wedge, flattened
topside for shuttle bay doors. Its length is 54.2 meters, beam 42.9
meters, draft 21.1 meters. It has two main engines in a
port-starboard configuration, one utility laser, landing gear for
limited atmospheric operations, a Kaufman Emergency Medical Facility,
berths for 38 crew, and a very protective AI.
At 6'4", the blond, grey-eyed Janzur Therive cuts an impressive figure in
his Hegemonic Elite Guard uniform. Lurking beneath the straight-laced,
spit-shined, taut alertness that he shares with many well-trained military
fighters is a sense of something sad and distant. One gets the idea that his
direct grey glance doesn't miss too much, either.
Dr. Sophia Anastasia Symphony-Hayes: Sara
Sophia appears to be in her late twenties, though she claims to be
substantially older. She wears her dark hair pinned back in a braid
or bun to keep it out of her eyes, and tends to wear a lab coat with
lots of pockets when puttering about the ship.
Cassandra Lyrae: GM - NPC
A well known
artist in the times of the First Hegemony, Cassandra is a tall woman
with fairly pale skin, and white hair. She usually dresses in light
flowing gowns, but changes into a sort of jump suit while in the
Kaufman facility. Her eyes are usually closed, as she is blind. She
seems to get around just fine though. When questioned about her art,
she mostly just shrugs and claims never to have seen any of it.
Voriig Kye's Expedition
Dr. Voriig Kye
Dr. Kye holds a
doctorate in archaeology from the Imperial University on Riden. He
has established himself as an intuitive researcher and excavator,
having conducted several digs throughout the Inworlds. He has a
number of arrangements with museums (and a few private collectors),
primarily on Riden and Sanctuary (New Light), but professes no
political alignment. He always seems happiest when down in an
excavation pit, with chisel and brush in hand. Dr. Kye is 5'10", with
dark brown hair and green eyes.
Sook is one of the old standbys of a Kye expedition. While not much use
with the actual excavation, she is a computer specialist with a good track
record for being able to hack into unfamiliar computer systems. If this
Hegemonic ship does exist, she'll be in charge of breaking into the computer.
Sook is an Asian woman in her mid-twenties. (What's
a 133t Master?)
Max Sinclair: Rob
Max Sinclair is a
small man with short, black hair (a little bit of grey) and moderately
dark skin. He provided Dr. Kye with the initial location of the ship,
and is serving the expedition as a sensor operator. He's very good at
finding things --- be it meaningful data in sensor noise, a misplaced
ring, or a hard-to-find part --- and generally easy to get along with.
Evaline Rose Thorssen
originally hired by Dr. Kye to handle officialdom in the blue Hegemony on behalf
of the expedition. She's a pretty, slim woman with brown hair & brown eyes.
Her demeanor in generally pleasant, friendly, and talkative, but she has firm,
no-nonsense side that comes out in more difficult times. She's a competant
starship pilot, but her real strengths are her conversational and analytic
Sharra Wade: Adina
Sharra Wade is a tall,
brown-skinned woman with long black hair. She's quiet and withdrawn,
until she sees a new gadget. She was hired by Dr. Kye to provide
technical and engineering support for his expedition.
Crew of the Exotic Dancer
Ace is a rakishly handsome man
in his mid 20s with short dark hair. He's frequently seen in a casual
slooch that on closer inspection resembles a cat coiled to leap. Ace
is the pilot of the Exotic Dancer, the ship which brought the
archology expedition to Sundown.
Prince of Cerin, is a Jellical. They're a race of genegineered
catmen, principally resident on Hazard. His off-planet guardian, for
those planets that need one, is Katya. Grimblemaury (``Maury'' for
short) is about average height for his race at slightly over 6 feet
tall. He's covered in blue-black fur, with a tail, claws, cat-ears,
and whiskers. His hands and feet are more human than paw-like,
though, and he's quite adept with a spanner, wrench, screwdriver, or
welding torch. He's the ship's engineer on Ace's ship, and while on
board doesn't seem to defer to Katya, although she's clearly a friend.
Grimblemaury's travelling companion and legal guardian in those places
that require one (See Tinara). She specializes in psionics (telepathy
and telekenisis). No one knows much about her background, partly
because she never speaks. She is in her teens, small and
frail-looking, with odd ice-blue eyes that have thin, nearly white,
From Pierogi Ogral Station #2
Anataya Mikhaelova of Cemla: Mikka
woman of about twenty, nearly six feet tall, with dark gold hair tied
back severely, Anya is an Armsman to the Farseer of Pierogi. She
wears livery of green with a stylized eye in gold and blue over heavy
leather armor, as well as a sword and dagger, an antique blaster, and
a number of throwing knives, and occasionally carries an ornate eight-foot
ceremonial halberd about with her as well.
Jayla is a young woman, maybe sixteen years old, wearing primitive soft
leather clothing and carrying a flint-headed spear. She manages to
somehow seem both defenseless and authoritative at the same time.
Jayla has light brown hair, hacked away wherever it gets in the way.
Kith of Creek
A young woman with sandy blonde hair, Kith wears the blue jumper and
red blouse of a journeyman from the Place of Wisdom on Creek. She was
delighted to learn that rather than spending her journeyman's year
treating snakebites and green fever in the sparsely populated swamps
of rural Creek she has been sent offworld to practice her arts and
return an eyewitness account of galactic activities.
Ruehan V'Dalari: Brian
A forty-ish year
old man, Mr. V'Dalari is gaunt, pale, with wispy white hair. He is
usually seen in nicely cut clothing that is either deep colors, such
as midnight blues, maroons, or blacks, or in stark white. He is a
courtier, most recently providing advice to the Farseer of Pierogi and
her court. He has clearly held patronage at other planets in the past
but has been at Pierogi a good number of years as his counsel had been
held in high esteem there.
the Sublime Xanthippe: Pier
An athletic young woman with auburn hair and green eyes, Xanthippe
tends to move with a bouncy grace reminiscent of her tiger, Padira.
A stout inworlder in his early forties, Wilson tends to the typical
engineering nerd costume with plaid flannel shirt and pockets full of small
tools. Wilson tends to keep to himself except
when asked to do something, and appears somewhat intimidated by Sook,
who he seems to consider his boss.
A tall, thin man in his early thirties, with dark hair and piercing
eyes, Martan tends towards an air of melancholy when left to his own
devices. He dresses somewhat sharply for an outworlder.
From the Well
Mirris is a dark-haired
woman, square-shouldered with graceful and nimble fingers. She
tends to be energetic, even wired, and is easily cheerful.
Night-blooming-wisteria and Moment-before-dawn, and their child,
First-frost-of-autumn, are all Tinoori, resembling giant extra-tall
tarantula more than anything else. The two adults stand about four
feet high, while First-frost-of-autumn is closer to the size of a
Earnest and youthful, Ujiie Akito and his sister Ruthie are new
additions to the Hippocrates. Akito is a short (5'4"), wiry Asian kid of
about 14 years of age with a shaved head who looks like he's spent a lot of
time outdoors. He wears a spotless lightweight gi of what looks like
unbleached cotton with very wideleg pants and wide sleeves.
Originally the Brochoan engineer and smuggling partner of Luke Fordson, Twig
was badly damaged by the explosion at Ridena and stood outside
Evensong Castle on Highguard for centuries. He has since begun to
travel with the crew, though he does insist upon being paid.
Ciernan McPherson: Charles
Trained as a skald at Sparta, Ciernan was most recently the Red liason
to the munitions-grade telepaths, and has been reassigned to assist
the party by Shaddam Marchant. Ciernan stands about 6' 1", with
auburn hair, pale skin and a hint of freckles. He's slightly lanky
without being too-thin.
Characters of the Week
An old friend of Ace's from the Well, and a remarkable co-pilot.
In his youth, he tried to infiltrate the
Grandmothers' school. He was disovered, and his subterfuge came to an
end - as all such foolishness must. He stands before you a wiser man.
Sophia's non-experimental rat, for a brief and shining moment of
A grad student of Dr. Kye's.
A Spartan munition-class Skald.
Elegant Simplicity of Motion
A Tinoori fighter, bodyguard to
the Tinoori Ambassador to Blue.
A cyborg'ed confidential consultant-for-hire. His
running memory can be wiped, enabling him to forget the mission
A Brochoah researcher working for DaVinci.
A gambler who learned some new tricks from Ghier and a smeerp wrangler on Rupert's Hole.
Marina Brown: Elizabeth
An (ex?)-whiterunner and goldrunner, with bad luck in ships. She
technically now works for Ace in his role as the White King, working
for Belle, the new leader of the Organization in the outworlds.
The last of Hippocrates' classmates, in charge of a Skyguard
construction bay on Nerele before being accidentally deactivated for
hundreds of years.