Naima Saab (KathyB) - Trailblazer (Scout)
Hafisa darRouash (Angela) - Pilot (Freighter Pilot)
Zouma Abid-Arif (Ellie) - Stowaway/Ship Worker (Engineer)
Moustafa Harouz (DavidM) - Negotiator (Peddler)
Tafik Sharoun (Mark) - Scientist (Archaeologist)
Date: Some time in Coriolis Cycle (CC) 61
[Since Angela and DavidM had not played in the first session of the adventure, I started the game session off with going through a summary of the rules and game mechanics, a bit of an overview of the Third Horizon universe, and then played a couple of samples of combat out for the two "newcomers", before jumping back into the scenario that I'd started last year...]
Facing the exo suited intruder, Zouma Abid-Arif backed up (mock) fearfully, and managed to grab up the pendant as she did so. Naima Saab demanded to know who was claiming the treasure or whatever it is, and the opaque face plate cleared to reveal a man that Naima recognised from Tafik Sharoun's description as Rostami Haroun, is rival. He didn't notice, much to the two women's satisfaction, someone coming up behind him - Tafik...
Back on board the group's vessel, the Ruby Flower, both Hafisa darRouash and Moustafa Harouz were getting impatient. Moustafa said that the three had been down on the planet for two long, but Hafisa replied they would give them more time. Before they could discuss the matter more, Scherza, the ship's intelligence, reported that there was a vessel approaching them from a parallel vector. When she inquired, Scherza told Hafisa that the ship's signature was that of the Hakim's Revenge, one of the patrol ships in the Mumtaz system. "I knew we shouldn't have come here," Moustafa said, to which Hafisa replied, "Even though you were the first who jumped at the Free Traders' offered reward, eh?" Moustafa merely shrugged, and asked her what they were going to do. They receive a message from Captain Davera of the Mumtaz Defense Force, inquiring about their presence. Mockingly calling him "Captain", Hafisa tells him he'd better talk to Captain Davera. Moustafa does so, somewhat reluctantly, and learns that the Mumtaz DF is searching for corsairs who've been recently spotted in the system. Moustafa is alarmed, but Captain Davera says that none have been spotted in the Schadi region. He warns the crew of the Ruby Flower to be cautious and alert.
Tafik came up behind the figure of Rostami, and shoved him, hard, ahead. Rostami cracked his face plate against the rocks where the treasure had been, but was merely dazed and not hurt nor was the exo damaged. Naima told the other two to run, as she kicked Rostami's feet out from under him as he started to rise. Tafik led the way as the characters dashed for one of the exits from the ruined structure on his map. They made their way out of the building without problems, and Tafik told Naima to lead the way back to the shuttle, quickly. As they started to move as quickly as they dared through the rocky, uneven terrain, the sound of weapons fire came from behind them. They immediately darted for cover, though not soon enough as Naima took a wound to the leg [2 points of damage]. She panted from exertion, but told Zouma and Tafik that she was fine, though they could see flecks of blood in the red light of the sunshine. Tafik commented that it was a stalemate, but Zouma said that it wasn't; she'd got the artefact while they were in the middle of everything back at the ruins. The shot of a Vulcan weapon, probably a rifle or carbine, reached them, moments before it impacted against the nearby rocks. "So, have you got a plan?" Naima asked Tafik.
And that wrapped up last night's session of the Coriolis - The Third Horizon game. The players had a pretty good time of it, and both Angela and DavidM said the game session was a lot of fun for them, and they really got into the swing of things nicely. The actual play session was less than 3 hours (I think, can't really remember), but it was a lot of fun. All the players commented that the game mechanics are really simple and easy to work with, and they're cool with the Darkness Points rules as well (and had a couple of indications of how those work in the session).
I can't wait to run the next session of the Coriolis - The Third Horizon game next Friday night. :)