A major windfall comes for the crew of the Brilliant Resolve. In the encounters on her SOS response, Faydra has ended up with the Irradial Cogitator known as “Dead Heat.” She now has it back on her ship and at her mercy for questioning and buckled down to a seat in a makeshift brig. They find that he constructed the new megaweapon for The Schismaticus Collective on commission, with no particular ties to the organization. In asking for help on how to destroy his creation, Dead Heat suggests that it may be far less simple than Faydra hoped.
Phantom from Space Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)
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- Axe – Faydra Ramirez. Forty-year-old Lord-Captain of the Brilliant Resolve and current bearer of the Ramirez Dynasty’s Warrant of Trade. After a scandal that eventually saw her family’s prized Garden World confiscated and resold, she’s become increasingly unwilling to compromise her Imperial ideals, even if it means losing a chance at profit. Or being reasonable. A military commander first and foremost, she relies on the expertise of her crew to keep the Dynasty’s accounts ready to fund the return of as many planets as possible to the Emperor’s light.
- Kevin – Herzog Luitger. 50 year old Master of Arms of the Brilliant resolve. Gray-haired and burly, Herzog is a decorated war hero from several campaigns in the Koronus expanse, bringing the word of the Emperor with fire and chainsword. When not serving with the captain, he can be found in the gym building his temple to the Emperor.
- Max – Diannde. Choirmaster Telepathica of the Brilliant resolve. Short and dark haired with unearthly pale skin and a golden bird half-mask gene fused over her eyes and permanently seen with her strange amorphous snake and a bottle of amasec. An artificial witch created by a clandestine organization aboard a void station, Diannde was conscripted for her well crafted powers by the Ramirez dynasty, to whom she serves more loyally than Empire command.
- Josh – Scylla. Thirty-ish Void Master of the Brilliant Resolve. Tall and well-muscled, she hales from a deathworld, where she fully excepted to live a short, brutal and, perhaps, glorious life. Instead, she was conscripted into the Emperor’s military, where she served exceptionally. She was recommended to the Lord Captain for her martial and piloting prowess by Master at Arms Herzog. She has a sick robo-bird named Charybdis.
- Travis – Mord Champier. 57 year old Seneschal of the Brilliant Resolve. Old with a stooped posture and hawkish face, Mord comes from a long line of Ramirez family accountants. Seeking to make fortunes he left the service of the dynasty to parts unknown. He ended up not making much and getting stuck on a semi-heretical Mechanicus planet. When his path crosses with Faydra he joins her crusade to rebuild the Ramirez dynasty. His luck remains worse than a Guardsman’s aim.