A new adventure for Ashen Stars from Robin D Laws.
In this scenario of exploration and confrontation in a devastatingly
hostile environment, hard-bitten lasers, who know enough not to touch
the gooey stuff or take off their helmets in an untested biosphere,
investigate the demise of a survey crew doomed by the above mistakes,
The interstellar corporation Shrawley-Gosha Industries offers a
contract for an extraction operation on a notorious Bad Planet called
Tartarus. A recent SGI survey mission went awry there, with all hands
presumed lost. The company seeks a crew to retrieve DNA samples from the
dead team members, to see if they were exposed to an experimental
viroware treatment, and, if so, whether it contributed to the mission's
failure. As a secondary objective, the lasers are to gather enough
evidence to reconstruct the sequence of events leading to whatever
catastrophe destroyed the original team.
Nova, last of the great luxury liners from the Combine's heyday, is
dead, a victim of disaster now drifting in the space between worlds.
Her final call echoes across the Bleed. The last of the survivors clutch desperately to life, waiting for rescue.
All but one, that is. One of them waits
only for a chance to finish the job, uncovering a secret which the Terra
Nova has kept hidden for decades.
The price of that revelation will be paid in blood.
Terra Nova is an adventure for Ashen Stars by Leonard Balsera author of Profane Miracles and co-author of the smash hit Dresden Files. It features a novel use of GUMSHOE where the culprit isn't set in stone in the adventure's text.