• This game is under the Sci-Fi genre.
  • The game system is Mongoose Traveller.
  • This game contains adult content.
  • The GM has marked this game as containing personal and intellectual property.
    If the GM leaves or deletes the game nobody else will be able to continue the game.
High and Dry
At least one of the Travellers will have an appointment to keep with a Mr Anders Casarii of the Imperial Scout Service office on the Highport. Mr Casarii has a proposition for the Travellers. During the meeting, he explains that one of the Scout Service’s detached duty vessels is stuck on a nearby world and needs bringing home to Flammarion. The ship has suffered a major problem with its electronics systems and needs a crew to deliver some replacement parts. They will also need to download a replacement operating system into the ship’s computers to ensure that any corruption caused
by the failure does not endanger the vessel. Once the ship’s systems are up and running, it must be brought back to Flammarion Highport where a proper systems overhaul can be made. There may be unexpected complications of course, so ideally the crew sent to pick up the ship will be multi-skilled and flexible enough to deal with whatever crops up. The ship is downed at Walston, four parsecs away, where the previous crew abandoned it. The ship was a detached duty Scout/Courier assigned to them and has apparently been mistreated. There are penalties for abusing detached duty ships since they still belong to the Scout Service, so presumably the crew decided it was in their best interests to disappear. In any case, the ship legally belongs to the Scout Service, which will provide appropriate documentation to allow the
Travellers to pick it up and bring it home.

The premise of the scenario is that your going to be granted the use of an old scout courier, The "High and Dry" which has been part of the Scout Service ‘detached duty pool’ of small ships for decades now. These vessels are loaned to former Scout Service personnel for private use on the understanding that the ship can be recalled to duty at any time even if the user is not.

A one-year lease of the ship is on standard Scout
Service Detached Duty terms, more or less. The
Travellers will have to meet their own life support and
fuel costs and must keep the ship in good order in
case it is needed. The vessel’s logs will be examined
whenever it passes through a Scout Service installation,
providing information on starports and ship movements
in the area. The Scout Service will overhaul the ship at
the end of the year, at which time it may or may not be
In addition, there are some ways to make a few
credits on the side. For example, the Scout Service
pays – though not much – for first-hand reports on
starports, cities and outposts a ship has visited. For the
sake of typing up a few lines detailing the Travellers’
impressions and experiences of the places they visit they
can cover at least their bar tab in any given port.

The hitch is you'll have to go "retrieve" the ship...