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The Starcaster Chronicles 07.17

May 1, 2020 by Tim


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Watson
Watson
1 year ago

Yeah, running was a mistake. They need help.

Dom
Dom
1 year ago

Tin Buckle-y. There, I said it. Leg joke out of the way.

Great story so far Tim. Got me re reading all volumes the other day to catch up what I had forgot of the story. It’s all consistent from the very start. 👌
You are a very good writer in my humble opinion.

Johnny 5
Johnny 5
1 year ago
Reply to  Dom

So like. Break a leg?

Merl
Merl
1 year ago
Reply to  Dom

Hmm new body… wonder if Speck has any spare walker bots – they’d make a cute couple both being in those and the same purple the and all 🙂

James Rye
James Rye
1 year ago

Sounds like a new and actually useful mission. New Body for Nyrah (meaning we need new MONIES to buy one or we steal it)! I’m on board.^^

DrakeStarkiller
DrakeStarkiller
1 year ago
Reply to  James Rye

Lets steal a combat mech

James Rye
James Rye
1 year ago

The moment that option comes up you know what the Patreons will vote for. XD

Eldest Gruff
1 year ago

YES.

Preferably, one that transforms.

Check
Check
1 year ago
Reply to  James Rye

Buying seems the better option, all things considered. Nyrah’s about one step removed from being General Grievous when it comes to life support (she at least still has an organic head), which probably makes transferring require a bit more of a practiced hand than any of the crew have.

Hobbess
Hobbess
1 year ago

I note he did not answer the question…

Dentris
Dentris
1 year ago
Reply to  Hobbess

That’s a political-level question dodging he did right there.

DrakeStarkiller
DrakeStarkiller
1 year ago

Speck is extremely knowledgeable about Nyrahs mechanical leg
Hhhhhhmmmmmmmm

Diavel
Diavel
1 year ago

It’s almost like he uses exoskeletons himself. Very suspect.

Itrme
Itrme
1 year ago

He seems pretty knowledgeable in general about technology. So far we’ve at least seen him diagnose problems with the ship, I’d assume he’s the one keeping the ship together mostly or instructing Cort if need be. I can imagine he doesn’t actually fixes that much himself (Complicated bits anyway), seeing as he’d melt something if he made the wrong move.

DrakeStarkiller
DrakeStarkiller
1 year ago
Reply to  Itrme

Made the wrong move or sneezed

Michael
Michael
1 year ago

Obviously, sneezing counts as a “wrong move”.

Eldest Gruff
1 year ago

It’s a robotic limb. I’m sure that Speck has at least a general knowledge of robotics, seeing as he’s likely the person who does maintenance on his own walker. Kind of hard to find an expert in Mimion transportation when you’re in deep space.

Admiral Casual
Admiral Casual
1 year ago

Perhaps he knows a lot about mechanical limbs because he uses them to get around himself?

Ember
Ember
1 year ago

It’s time for a character sidequest, get a new battle mech body for Nyrahl Hooray!

RANDALL RAPP
RANDALL RAPP
1 year ago

Have you thought about turning this into a campaign and setting for a RPG? I think it would fit really well with Paizo’s Starfinder rules and style (without the magic).

Eldest Gruff
1 year ago

Delicious, delicious backstory. Love it.

Pajuka
Pajuka
1 year ago
Reply to  Eldest Gruff

Well delicious backstory till – OH HEY! Let’s look at this leg and not answer that question! Cause boy howdy I love legs and not answering difficult questions about my best friends past!

Reso
Reso
1 year ago
Reply to  Pajuka

Speck, is that you?

Crestlinger
Crestlinger
1 year ago

So a canopic view on life. Futurama Confirmed.

Robk
Robk
1 year ago

Someone’s dodging the question pretty hard there…

Rolando
Rolando
1 year ago

I think Speck does trust her by now, BUT out of respect for his friend he’ll wait for Cort to decide.

I anticipate it’ll come up again once he’s awake. I’d say she deserves to know, after al. Since her mission and life clearly depend on it.

Shecky
Shecky
1 year ago

Framed? Has that back story come up before?

Jetroid
1 year ago
Reply to  Shecky
Shecky
Shecky
1 year ago
Reply to  Jetroid

Thank you for the pointer

Mike
Mike
1 year ago

Why not just do a story where they grow her a new body or something. Techno-organic.

Anon42
Anon42
1 year ago

STICK HER IN A DREADNOUGHT
More seriously, give her a proper combat-rated cyber body. iirc, the one she’s using now was only given to her by her torturers so she’d be easier to control.

Rolando
Rolando
1 year ago
Reply to  Anon42

Right on. Even if said body happened to operate at the same level she did when she was fully organic, she’d still be extremely bad-ass. And I’m betting she’d AT LEAST get some serious armor too.

I mean, it’s inferred from her background that she’s a truly elite fighter. Among the best in her entire species back before its extinction.

BakaGrappler
BakaGrappler
1 year ago

You know, I went into the archives a little… and I’m not finding the part where Cort talks about being framed. Does anyone else know where that is?

MrPhreak
MrPhreak
1 year ago
Reply to  BakaGrappler

03.02

BakaGrappler
BakaGrappler
1 year ago
Reply to  Jetroid

Thanks

Tony
Tony
1 year ago

“Patrons get to vote on the next choice!
What will they do about Nyrah’s leg?
– Cobble together some piping to reinforce the existing structure of her leg and hope it holds?
– Take the leg off the *ahem* SAXbot 9000 left forgotten in the closet from the previous ship’s owner?
YOU decide!”

LeHack
1 year ago

Damn, I’d play this adventure/rpg