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Deadlands – Fallen Flags Episode 1

The year is 1877, and the end of Summer is nearing fast. One of the warmest on record, we’re told in the margins surrounding yet another set of “suspicious disappearances” and “freak accidents.” At least in all the papers that used to be worth the paper they were printed on. Nowadays, it seems like the tabloids are the more reliable source. Eleven years ago, the West Coast fell into the sea, leaving spires of so called Ghost Rock. This material proved far more powerful than coal, attracting rail barons, industrialists and scientists alike to the new maze of waterways. Since that day, ghost stories, legends, monsters, myths, have been exploding across the States. And as near as anyone can tell, the truth is becoming stranger than fiction. Back east, the cemeteries are even reportedly cracking open to leave otherwise decisive battles in this War Between the States stalemates, leaving no end in sight. Both sides, North and South, have laid out a bounty, offering immense wealth and connection for whoever first builds a railroad across the continent to what used to be California. Sometimes, in pursuit of these Rail Wars, the ambitious rail companies hire agents, both to deal with these new supernatural phenomena, and with each other. And worst of all, one of those agents has one of my employer’s guns. August is going to be a long month.

-Recovered from the diary of an unnamed debt collector, written mid-August, 1877.

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Rogue Trader – Collective Threat Finale

A long conquest.  Countless travels through the Warp.  The Inquisitors.  The unreliable navigators.  All of them have led to this.

The Brilliant Resolve sits in high orbit over Thorin’s Rest, its hulls, weapons and void shields now in top working order.  Faydra Ramirez and her crew look down on the long-since visited planet, fully geared up and ready to make their way down to deal with the collective threat.

For better or worse, this is where her story will end.

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Rogue Trader – Collective Threat Episode 14

Now free from the factories of Reign, the crew of the Brilliant Resolve have taken some light heresy upon themselves and made the Irradial Cogitator the machine spirit of their vessel.  As they make their way onto their final job, it’s time to take care of a troublesome greenskin navigator, and prepare for a 6 day journey through the Warp.

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Rogue Trader – Collective Threat Episode 13

The Brilliant Resolve has beaten their bitter rivals to the surface of the planet Reign, and after some ordeals with a forcefield and waves upon waves of minions willing to die for that forcefield, have finally entered the planet’s facilities.  Much to their dismay, Faydra Ramirez and her crew had to part with their weapons and be calm and orderly as the owner, Dalbec, led them through the facility.  As the tour dragged on and the crew found themselves deeper inside, Faydra received a communication that their guide may not actually be who he claims.

Another day, another Dalbec.

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Rogue Trader – Collective Threat Episode 12

Thousands of crew dead or missing, massive damage to the hull, visions of things that man was not meant to see.  Another day, another terrifying journey through The Warp.  The Brilliant Resolve carries on in one piece and prepares to go planet-side.  However, they find the ship of rival trader Dalbec, whose trip to this planet has left his ship less destroyed than theirs.  A battle will ensue, and Faydra Ramirez will find a way to both get rich and avoid dying in the process.

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