Doctor Lawless's Mobile Rescue Service

Welcome to your Adventure Log!
A blog for your campaign

Every campaign gets an Adventure Log, a blog for your adventures!

While the wiki is great for organizing your campaign world, it’s not the best way to chronicle your adventures. For that purpose, you need a blog!

The Adventure Log will allow you to chronologically order the happenings of your campaign. It serves as the record of what has passed. After each gaming session, come to the Adventure Log and write up what happened. In time, it will grow into a great story!

Best of all, each Adventure Log post is also a wiki page! You can link back and forth with your wiki, characters, and so forth as you wish.

One final tip: Before you jump in and try to write up the entire history for your campaign, take a deep breath. Rather than spending days writing and getting exhausted, I would suggest writing a quick “Story So Far” with only a summary. Then, get back to gaming! Grow your Adventure Log over time, rather than all at once.

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Find a Ship

Dr Cameron Lawless and Kino, along with their mercenary pal Leo, worked for the Alliance Settlement Corps, examining newly terraformed planets and checking in on new settlements. Set down on the backwater planet Three Hills, the crew provided medical and security services for the two settlements that were everything that had been explored. The Youngs and the Picketts were warring over the titular third hill, each claiming ownership of the good farmland there. Capt Genevieve Wilson was supposedly a diplomat trying to calm them, but in actual fact seemed more focused on getting one side or the other to return fully to Alliance control.

A group of injured Young citizens prompted Dr Lawless’s services while Kino calmed the populace, ready to storm the PIcketts immediately. Genevieve revealed that the Alliance had made a deal with the Picketts, where they would submit to the Alliance and increase taxes if the Alliance firebombed the Young settlement. Genevieve passed this duty on to the crew of the Alcmaeon. Kino and Leo discussed the matter, not wanting to kill dozens of people but also not wanting to piss off the Alliance.

Dr. Lawless’s more moral mind won out when they notified him, and they decided to warn the Youngs and bolt. He warned them of the explosives Leo had set up, and they went to the Pickett settlement. Along the way, they saw Genevieve running from the Young settlement and filled her full of holes. The crew intimidated the Picketts’ mayor into agreeing to stop the aggression, and started to run as they saw that the Alliance had already set up a presence in town.

With the situation at least a little resolved, the crew of the Alcmaeon headed into the black, uncomfortably aware that they were now wanted men.

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Season 1: Ghosts in the Black

Doctor Cameron Lawless and his pilot Kino run a mobile hospital. When called upon, they take their ship the Alcmeon wherever they’re needed, and either treat the patients there or take them to a better facility—of course, while operating on the Rim they often are the best facility available. They have helped out a number of people in non-medical ways as well, primarily several favors for Dr Lawless’s old friend Eli Sandusta. Several times they encountered clues regarding the location of the Westlake, a famous ghost ship one missing since the war. Along the way, they kept running into Derek X, an Alliance operative. They developed an odd relationship with Derek, occasionally working with him and occasionally embarrassing him professionally — and insulting and generally fucking with him every time they met. To be fair, Derek invites it: he dresses like Neo from The Matrix and carries far too many katanas.

Cameron and Kino finally found the Westlake, where they found that many Browncoat POWs frozen in stasis pods, having been experimented on by the Alliance to brainwash them and give them cybernetic superpowers. The crew rescued the human popsicles and blew up the Westlake. They provided the records of the Alliance experiments to a couple of wireheads, who sent it out on the Cortex anonymously. The Alliance, however, thanks to Derek, knows the crew blew up the Westlake and has a BOLO out for them. The crew got some space from Eli to store their human popsicles, and Dr Lawless started to research how to safely wake them up.

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Season 2: the story so far

Dr Lawless has been working on unfreezing the POWs with little success, but has been collecting additional data and tools to help the venture. Meanwhile, the crew has been taking odd jobs. Recently, after a job in Serenity Valley when they had an uneasy alliance with Derek X, Derek was suddenly persona non grata with the Alliance, and he begged help from the crew. Along with a teenage girl by the name of Abigail (Gail), Derek has joined the crew for real.

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Welcome to the End of the Line

With new crew members in tow (one of which was bedridden from food poisoning and utterly useless), Lawless and Kino set out for a small rim settlement known as End of the Line on the advice of Jill Powers. Apparently some sort of vague epidemic was afflicting the local populace, and with the promise of a modest to moderate reward and a puzzling medical mystery, Lawless couldn’t resist.

After “sneaking” past what could only be described as a Reaver warship, the Alcmaeon successfully bluffed its way past a routine Alliance inspection without arousing suspicion and headed down to EoL to get acclimated and start digging up intel. Local mayor-type-guy Tommy Lau was only a little helpful, admitting “something weird” was going on and making people violent; the town’s elegant (although probably best case) solution was to lock everyone affected in quarantine.

Not yet aware of the scope of the problem, Lawless and Brobadiah #2 set off to investigate the clinic while Kino headed to the bar to rub elbows and get more information from the locals. Noting with some consternation the heavy chain securing the front door, the pair bypassed it, Lawless keeping a watchful eye while Flynn attempted to cut a key for the door’s lock. A scalpel-wielding maniac attacked (MANIAC ATTACK), nearly catching them by surprise, but Lawless managed to take him down with a pair of non-fatal .357 slugs and drag him outside while Flynn re-secured the door to prevent further psychos escaping.

Summoning Kino for help, Lawless bound the man and treated his critical wounds, then carried him back to the ship while the others locked down the clinic from the outside with astounding success. His patient now chemically and physically restrained, Lawless set about doing doctor stuff, eventually deducing after a long night’s work that this man had to be a fabled Reaver, and that the condition was caused by a virus spread through body fluids containing DNA. Admitting that there was nothing he could do for his patient, Lawless elected to euthanize him while Kino explained the situation to Lau.

After a brief pow-wow, the group constructed a two step plan – notify the nearby Alliance personnel of the ludicrously dangerous clinic, and search for the source of the infection in an attempt to eliminate, or at least isolate it. And so our heroes warmed up the engines, off to face probable death once again…

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