Five Parsecs From HomeCrew
After the Captain died on their first mission, there was a brief debate over how to proceed. Initial discussion started on the assumption that they would sell the Captain’s ship, split the proceeds, and each head on their way.
Ruthee suggested an alternative. Although they barely knew each other, they (more or less) worked well as a team in their very brief time together. Many of the crew knew she spoke the truth when she pointed out that they would all be broke and unemployed again in a very short period of time if they simply sold the ship and went their separate ways. Nisha & Frodo agreed immediately. G-Roy and Kev took a little convincing. Egon just seemed to be along for the ride either way.
Although they had completed their first mission successfully on Iapetus G.XVIII, the Captain was the sole point of contact with the locals, and it was a tense political environment to begin with. The crew were left in a challenging position. Since they were not bound by the Captain’s contract, they agreed it would be best to board LAGWAFIS and find their fortunes elsewhere.
Both Frodo & Kev have leads that taken them to the Pelinore system.
Notes: LAGWAFIS is a repurposed science vessel, but none of the crew know much about its history. They have a repair bot and an Analyzer on board, and some unused lab space, but otherwise it is a no-frills transport. LAGWAFIS also includes a small planetary landing shuttle, The Slowdive.
K’Erin, Artist, from a Primitive or Regressed World
In their natural environment, K'Erin take a variety of forms, usually comprised of a slew of tentacles and various fluid filled organ chambers. Their environmental suits not only help them stay hydrated and chemically balanced, they can also help them assume a form similar to many of the other uplifted races they engage with. Most K'Erin don't have an identifiable face like most of the other uplifted races either, so some have taken to wearing the faces of honorably defeated enemies as a way to seem more familiar to those others & put them at ease. Or terrify them. No one's quite sure except the K'Erin themselves.
Human, Scavenger, from a low tech colony