Messages From the Outback – Part One

Messages From the Outback – Part One

MFOB1 coverGates of Sto’vo’kor is proud to present Messages From the Outback – Part One: A Gates Of Sto’vo’kor and Starfinder Crossover Special. This episode is the prelude to the Starfinder two part story Starfinder: A Gorn of A Different Color, which will be released on December 5th on Starfinder’s website. Check it out here.

(Inside the Gates of Sto’vo’kor bar. It’s a slow night at the bar. There are not a lot of people around. Even the waitresses and the bartender are bored. G’hargh is asleep, quietly snoring. Hauk is working on some new poetry. Korrath is filling out paper work. Deyvid is listening to an episode of Battlecruiser Vengeance. Karn is ever vigilant. Sskald hasn’t arrived yet. It’s quiet.)

  1. G’hargh: (mumbles in his sleep)
  2. Korrath: G’hargh, you’re talking in your sleep again.
  3. Hauk: You’ll have to speak up Korrath, if you want to wake him.
  4. Korrath: I’ve got to much work to do without having to deal with G’hargh’s foolishness right now.
  5. Deyvid: What are you working on?
  6. Korrath: I’m trying to balance HIS (Kicks G’hargh who groans mumbles in return) accounts. How about you?
  7. Karn: I don’t know why he works so hard to keep that old targ out of Rura Penthe?
  8. G’hargh: (mumbles in his sleep)
  9. Deyvid: What was that Karn?
  10. Karn: Nothing. I’ll just keep watch.
  11. G’hargh: (mumbles in his sleep)
  12. Hauk: Anyone know of a word that rhymes with QIdaq?
  13. Korrath: No. What are you doing?
  14. Hauk: I’m writing poetry for Lady Selei.
  15. Deyvid: Quiet down. I can’t hear my stories.
  16. G’hargh: (mumbles in his sleep)
  17. Karn: What are you listening to?
  18. Deyvid: I’ve been listening to old episodes of Battlecruiser Vengeance.
  19. Hauk: By Kahless, I haven’t listened to an episode in a long time. Not since I was a little warrior on my grandpappy’s knee.
  20. Korrath: I remember that show when it aired live.
  21. G’hargh: (mumbles in his sleep)
  22. Deyvid: I am Captain Koth. Koth of the Vengeance. And this ship is my prize.

(They all laugh)

  1. G’hargh: (mumbles in his sleep)
  2. Korrath: Good times.
  3. Hauk: Is it me or does the bar seem empty tonight?
  4. Deyvid: It does. I wonder where everyone is.
  5. Korrath: I do not know. However, it’s still early. Perhaps, it’ll pick up.
  6. G’hargh: (mumbles in his sleep)
  7. Karn: That waitress doesn’t think it will.
  8. Korrath: What makes you say that Karn?
  9. Karn: The cute one is trying to convince the bartender to let her go home early.
  10. G’hargh: (snaps a wake) What? Cute one? Where?
  11. Hauk: Figures G’hargh would wake up for that. He was looking at the blue one, with the scales.
  12. G’hargh: (Makes a disgusted noise) Karn, your idea of beauty is questionable at best.
  13. Karn: There is more to beauty than outward appearance, you lecherous old fool.
  14. G’hargh: Bah! What other kind is there?
  15. Deyvid: Why am I not surprised.

(Sskald walks up to the table. He doesn’t seem to be himself)

  1. Karn: Sskald, you’re late. Where have you been?
  2. Sskald: I’ve been down at the correspondence center.
  3. Korrath: Did the latest issue of Holography Digest arrive?
  4. Sskald: No. I was retrieving a message from my mate.
  5. Korrath: You’re married?
  6. Sskald: In a manner of speaking. Is that so hard to believe Korrath?
  7. Korrath: Well, you’re not the most attractive Gorn I’ve met.
  8. Deyvid: Have you met a lot of Gorn, Korrath
  9. Korrath: I’ve met more than my fair share.
  10. Hauk: Pay no attention to Korrath. Why don’t you tell us about her?
  11. Sskald: She’s third officer and science department head aboard the IKS Kradec.
  12. Deyvid: The Kradec? Isn’t that General Valkara’s ship?
  13. Korrath: The same Kradec that is exploring the ‘awtbaq?
  14. Sskald: It is.
  15. G’hargh: I don’t get it. What’s the ‘awtbaq? That doesn’t sound very Klingon to me.
  16. Karn: Don’t you pay attention to the Harbinger News Service?
  17. G’hargh: Bah! Why should I? All they ever talk about is bad news.
  18. Deyvid: You don’t know what you’re missing.
  19. Karn: It’s true, G’hargh. I can’t get enough of their news reports.
  20. G’hargh: Alright. You’ve piqued my interest.
  21. Sskald: The Kradec is a BortaS qu’ captained by General Valkara. The ship was sent out to deal with the Tholian problem on our borders, but when it was lost through a Tholian rift, the Empire assumed they were lost and died in glorious combat.
  22. Karn: Yah. Yah. I know that part. What did she say in her letter?
  23. Deyvid: I hate to say it but I agree with our Lethean friend. What can you tell us about the Kradec that isn’t in the Harbinger reports?
  24. Sskald: So, you’re just interested in the gossip, then.
  25. Hauk: Don’t put it like that. You make us sound like a bunch of Denobulans playing Rigellian Bridge.
  26. G’hargh: Wait a minute. I’m confused. You said that the ship was lost? How … Why … Just start at the beginning please.
  27. Sskald: Very well, then. I will start at the beginning for G’hargh’s benefit.
  28. G’hargh: Get on with it then. It’s not like there is anything else to entertain us here tonight.

(We transition to the Kradec with Sskald narrating as we go along)

  1. Sskald: The Kradec was fresh from the Imperial Shipyards, her imperial markings still red hot from their engraving. Valkara and her first officer, Commander Krang, are given command of the vessel and the mission to investigate Tholian activity along the Neutral Zone. Many of the crew coming aboard the ship, including Sklood, had not worked with Valkara and Krang before.
  2. Sklood: Commander Sklood reporting for duty.
  3. Krang: Welcome aboard. I am Commander Krang, First Officer of the IKS Kradec and I speak for the crew. If you have any concerns or problems, I want to know about them immediately.
  4. Sklood: Yes, Commander.

(Break back to the warriors)

  1. Hauk: Wait a minute. That’s just wrong.
  2. Sskald: What is the matter?
  3. Deyvid: Your impression of Commander Krang makes him sound just like Korrath. Why?
  4. Sskald: Do you think so? I do not hear it.
  5. Korrath: Who cares if he sounds like me, just get on with it.

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