Messages From the Outback – Part Two

Messages From the Outback – Part Two

MFOB2Gates of Sto’vo’kor is proud to present Messages From the Outback – Part Two: A Gates Of Sto’vo’kor and Starfinder Crossover Special. This episode is the epilogue to the Starfinder two part story Starfinder: A Gorn of A Different Color, is currently available on Starfinder’s website. Check out the exciting conclusion to this massive Klingon arc for Gates of Sto’vo’kor and Starfinder here.

  1. Krang: Damage Report?
  2. Ssklood: The Deflector is fried. We will need a starbase to manufacture a replacement.
  3. To’jet: We’re being hailed by Jorgen.
  4. Valkara: On screen.
  5. Jorgen: My gratitude, you have.
  6. Valkara: We have taken extensive damage in dealing with the pirates.
  7. Jorgen: What need you?
  8. Valkara: Our deflector is non-operational.
  9. Jorgen: Help you, we can. Deep Discount, we give.
  10. Sskald: True to his word, Jorgen’s people the Pilachio, delivered on their agreement for the original list of resources and components. Within a matter of hours, their first deal concluded with their final exchange. The deflector, on the other hand, was an entirely different matter and was going to take significantly more time. The Pilachio called for a tug to tow the Kradec to their closest shipyard colony, while the Kradec’s deflector schematics were transmitted to a different site to manufacture the deflector. By the time the Kradec reached the shipyard colony at low warp, nearly a week had passed and the deflector was waiting for them. Its installation was swift and efficient and supervised by Melonar, Sklood, and their respective engineering and science teams. With repairs complete, the Kradec paid the Pilachio with a spent disruptor module and an assortment of spices, textiles, and other trinkets before continuing their ongoing mission within the outback with a fresh set of Pilachio star charts. In that time, the fleet had at last reached the ‘awtbaq.
  11. To’jet: Incoming transmission from Lt. General Cholaq.
  12. Valkara: Where is the fleet?
  13. To’jet: They have just passed through the passage way and are holding position just inside the ‘awtbaq.
  14. Valkara: Put General Cholaq on screen. (Communication shirp) Qapla’ General! Welcome to the ‘awtbaq.
  15. Cholaq: Are the Tyr Gash ready for us?
  16. Valkara: We’re transmitting coordinates to the Tyr Gash home world now. We will rendezvous with you there. Do not enter the system until after we’ve had an opportunity to speak with them.
  17. Cholaq: Coordinates received. We will see you shortly. Cholaq out.
  18. Valkara: Purina, I assume you know the way back to the Tyr Gash home world?
  19. Purina: Yes, I know the way General. We should be in orbit in less than three hours.
  20. Valkara: How long until the fleet arrives?
  21. Sklood: The fleet will arrive in two days, sixteen hours.
  22. Valkara: Good, I expect the ship to be inspection ready when the General and the fleet arrives.
  23. Sskald: When the Kradec returned to the Tyr Gash homeworld, they entered orbit. They were surprised to find the Tyr Gash hard at work. Not only had they cleared a large swath of land along the planet’s temperate zone to be used for shuttle and bird-of-prey landing, complete with several outlying structures to house the various resources and services. However, and even more surprising, was what they had found in orbit. The Tyr Gash had begun construction an orbital facility and shipyard for the larger vessels of the Empire.
  24. Valkara: Hail the Tyr Gash.
  25. Kresh: You have returned. Has your fleet reached our space?
  26. Valkara: They will be here in a few days. It appears you’ve been hard at work. We are here to inspect the facilities you have made available to us, but we did not expect so much so soon.
  27. Kresh: Clutch Mother has shown us how to operate our ancestral vessels with the stories and songs that every Tyr Gash learns at a young age. We never knew that those silly children’s songs were preparing us to join our brothers in the stars. We are transmitting landing coordinates. I will meet you with you when you arrive.
  28. To’jet: Coordinates received.
  29. Valkara: We will be taking the MoronD down. Valkara out.
  30. Sskald: The MoronD detached from its mother ship and flew past the orbital facility. It wasn’t operational yet, but at the rate the Tyr Gash was going, it would be only a matter of days. The MoronD entered the atmosphere and flew a short distance to the landing coordinates and touched down. Kresh, his aide, and the site’s construction supervisor were waiting for them.
  31. Kresh: Welcome General Valkara. I am pleased to meet you in person. Come, let me give you a tour of your new nesting place.
  32. Valkara: We appreciate your hospitality and look forward to seeing what you have done here.
  33. Kresh: Clutch Mother has given us all of the specifications required by your Empire. We have done our best to meet your exacting specifications.
  34. Valkara: And, it seems you’ve done a fantastic job.
  35. Sskald: Several hours later after scouring nearly every square foot of the site the Tyr Gash had created for the Klingon stronghold, they returned to the MoronD.
  36. Valkara: Kresh, I invite you and your aides to come aboard our ship for a tour and a meal with my officers.
  37. Kresh: I would be honored, but I’m afraid my aides are too busy with their duties to come along with us.
  38. Sskald: Aboard the Kradec, the tour was brief compared to the one on the planet. Dinner was served and some of the more squeamish races aboard the ship excused themselves and left the mess hall. When the meal was complete, Valkara demonstrated the transporter to Kresh and sent him back home to his people. General Cholaq and his fleet arrived shortly thereafter.
  39. Cholaq: What’s the status of our stronghold?
  40. Valkara: The Tyr Gash surprised me with their progress. Not only are they ready with a planetary outpost, but they should be finished with their orbital facility by now.
  41. Cholaq: Orbital facility? I thought you said that their technological level was equivalent to early industrial age.
  42. Valkara: Deceptively so. Their Clutch Mother, an AI caretaker, has made sure they have the knowledge to use advanced ancient technology, despite their level of understanding. However, that is not to say that they are not extremely intelligent and should not be taken for granted.
  43. Cholaq: We shall see.
  44. Sskald: The Kradec led the fleet to the Tyr Gash system, hailed them before entering orbit, and docked with the orbital station. Once aboard Valkara led Cholaq and his retinue to meet with Kresh and the other Tyr Gash leaders.
  45. Valkara: General Cholaq, This is Sazesht Kresh, his title means First among equals among the Tyr Gash. He is their leader and advocate. Kresh, I present Lieutenant General Cholaq, my commanding officer and Commander of the Wha Cha Wej expeditionary force. He will be making his headquarters here.
  46. Kresh: Qapla’ Lieutenant General! Clutch Mother tells us that is a traditional greeting in your language, meaning success.
  47. Cholaq: (whispering to his aides) They are mere children and I am to work alongside them, as equals? Foolishness! (turning his attention back to Kresh and the other Tyr Gash.) Qapla’! Kresh. I assume your people will not have any problems following my orders.
  48. Kresh: Do not forget, Lt. General, you are our guests.
  49. Cholaq: (rollseyes) Yes. Yes. I know.
  50. Valkara: There will be a period of adjustment for all of us but this partnership is important to the Empire as well as the Tyr Gash. I’m sure the two of you will get along in time.
  51. Cholaq: We shall see.
  52. Kresh: I look forward to getting to know you better, Lt. General.

(Gates of Sto’vo’kor bar).

  1. G’hargh: I do not believe it.
  2. Korrath: What’s not to believe?
  3. Hauk: For the last time, G’hargh, the Opera was entertainment. It does not attempt to be factual and should not be taken as such.
  4. Karn: I can vouch for the veracity of his story. He believes it to be true.
  5. G’hargh: That’s not what I’m talking about you fools. I do not believe Valkara would give up command of the Kradec so easily.
  6. Deyvid: What is not to understand? She is doing whatever it takes to ensure the success of her mission.
  7. Hauk: It did sound like she intended to reclaim her command once the situation with the Tyr Gash had stabilized.
  8. G’hargh: I still find it hard to believe. Perhaps I will have to make a cargo run to the ‘awtbaq sometime to verify all of these stories of yours Sskald.
  9. Sskald: And when you do, let me know and I will accompany you.
  10. Karn: Oh no. Not again. Sskald, why must you think about that now?
  11. Sskald: (Laughing) Just checking to see if you were still eavesdropping Karn.
  12. Karn: When will I learn to stay out of the minds of Gorn?
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