The star system Theus: brimming with space stations, colonized asteroid towns, derelict ships, and abandoned alien artifacts. Several inhabited planets host ambitious civilizations and competing nations. Great vessels brave the expanse between civilized havens, unfurling their huge quantum sails to catch currents of exotic energies amidst hyperspace lanes created by aliens long departed. Pirate vessels prowl these lanes, preying on merchant ships and raiding undefended space ports and colonies. Swashbuckling heroes defend the weak with plasma pistols and high-tech swords. Brave explorers uncover the secrets of ancient alien technologies, and the potential riches represented by a newly accessible gas giant and it’s moons, the New World.
For a more detailed look at the setting, see this still-under-construction google doc: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1jk2WfQlpRDU7XsDydAkk9ZtH3fS6EMPxk_BLPEf2s0I/edit?usp=sharing
You are a crew member of the pirate ship Void Raven. This ship is a charter member of the Brotherhood of the Belt, a loose confederation of democratically elected captains and crews of pirate vessels. You are an outcast of Thean society, finding a place to belong among your brothers and sisters of the crew, and possibly a place to get very rich. If you survive long enough.
While refitting and restocking at the asteroid habitat Rockhaven, the Void Raven and its crew was attacked by two Inquisition Galleons, along with their compliments of Castillian soldiers. While the captain’s daughter, Arabella Preston, was pinned down by the attack, the Void Raven needed to make its escape or otherwise surely be destroyed. Several valiant members of the Raven’s crew volunteered to stay behind and rescue Arabella, with only a small hope that they would be reunited the Void Raven one day. This is their story.
Read about the continuing adventures of the Void Raven here.
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License: Community License