Dungeons: the Dragoning

Episode 4: Into the Stars

They're so shiny!

The Daily Door: Sigil’s state-sponsored syndicated status stream

Looking through galactic peepholes with no fear!

Minutiae Of Borrowing

The title loan of the USS Vectron has been transferred from Wodahs Nortcev to Keeth Vectroni.
Loan terms: 20K thrones @ 99% APR [Payoff: TN35; Monthly Payment: TN 10]

Division for Urban Management and Building

The following building permit application has been DENIED. Reasons for denial: (1) No documented fire suppression system AND (2) Failure to provide Form ERIF [Estimated Robustness In Fire]

Original Application --

Project: Blanket Fort
Architect: Shadow
Location: USS Vectron (cargo bay 2)
Exterior Dimensions: 20′×20′ (40′×40′ with moat)
Interior Dimensions: 200′×200′ (plus 40’ moat)
Construction type: Forbidden-magic-laced blankets w/ shadow beam supports
Security Systems: Gauntlet of 8 improvised arrow traps; trebuchets equipped for delivery of [flaming] packing peanut payload
Dangerous Animals: Aggressive aquatic moat inhabitants
Fire Suppression System: Dry-but-soaking-wet-and-cold water-blankets in moat may be used in an emergency

Charming multi-story blanket fort with parapets, towers, and cross-tower bridges spanning the Material Plane and the Umbra. Structurally sound with support from shadow pillars cast by wood-blankets. Bedrooms furnished with teddy-bear-blankets and other comforts of home. Modern plumbing. Terroritorial view of Cargo Bay 2. Umbra viewing recommended due to the improved visibility of pseudo-materials involved in construction. Beech-blanket luster shines in the light reflected from the moat’s water-blankets!)

Captain charged with PUI following Geller Field failure

Captain Wodahs Nortcev has been charged with felony Piloting Under the Influence for commanding a jump of the USS Vectron while intoxicated, which resulted in serious psychological harm to his crew when the Geller Field temporarily failed. The Geller Field failure exposed the ship to unspeakable horrors of the Warp for nearly 30 seconds. Crew members reports daemons – some with faces like frightening dragonborn -, screams, and impossibly wrong colors. No mortality was reported, though ~10% of crew members have developed a mental “tick”.

The Geller Field failure appears to have resulted from Captain Nortcev ordering the ship out of Warp travel at an unsafe rate of deceleration. Some ship sensor logs suggest a massive magical surge from Cargo Bay 2 caused the rift, but according to a source who asked to remain anonymous, those log entries have been traced to sensors damaged by a fire in the cargo bay. The full extent of damage to the vessel from the failed Geller Field is unknown.

Captain Nortcev has a history of PUI, but the interlock device in his captain’s chair apparently failed to prevent this incident. Captain Nortcev has been ordered to appear for trial in Harmonium Superior Court in 1 week. Draco, the citing officer, noted with regret that Captain Nortcev “didn’t know what he was doing when ordering the rapid stop from Warp”.

Draco is on unpaid administrative leave for an unrelated internal Harmonium matter.

“Shadow” saved from fire by lion dual-wielding fire extinguishers

An elf named Shadow was rescued from a burning blanket fort abord the USS Vectron’s cargo bay 2 by a wild lion who was dual-wielding fire extinguishers, according to sources close to the event. (Some conflicting reports involve dragonborn wielding the fire extinguishers and a tiger rescuing Shadow.) Shadow was taken to the ship’s sick-bay where Shanra Elladrien oversaw her care. Doctors indicate a full mental recovery may take years, noting Shadow’s tendancy for assuming the fetal position while clutching her scorched teddy-bear blankie.

The fire apparently started due to unsecured flaming packing peanut payload in armed trebuchets firing when the ship violently exited Warp speed. Unsecured flaming packing peanut payloads are against starship fire codes.

The lion could not be reached to comment for this story.

“Draco” selflessly saves crew abord USS Vectron

Draco is being praised by crew members of the USS Vectron for throwing himself on a loose frag grenade moments before it exploded, saving several crew in the blast radius that had been rendered unconscious by a Geller Field failure.

“It’s so amazing”, said Lt. Aruhu of the USS Vectron. “At first I thought the grenade was a fire extinguisher Draco himself had thrown to put out a blaze at the cost of others. But it must have been a frag grenade from our smug— uh, peaceful, civilian, but 93% flammable cargo shipment — because I saw him sprint in his power armor with a bandolier of fire extinguishers toward the grenade. He went flying 30 feet when the grenade and bandolier blew, but the fire was out with nobody hurt! He’s my hero!!”

Draco is being treated for non-life-threatening injuries.

Opinion: “Hraer” keeps honor, reinforces stereotype

Hraeryxsilliuszym of the USS Vectron has kept his honor while reinforcing sterotypes, according sources speaking on condition of anonymity. “Hraer” engaged in stubborn, fierce, honorable, and mostly-non-violent debate with other crew members about the morality of mass civilian casualties. Even though the debate was ultimately interrupted by failures in inertial damping, Geller Fields, and fire suppression systems, Hraeryxsilliuszym represented for Dragonborn everywhere. What other race can provide such singular focus?

It’s that kind of honor and focus we need in our Factols!


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