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TANGO SECTOR— Four down-on-their-luck spacefaring criminals try to eke out a living smuggling and picking up jobs in the highly-regulated world of Tango Sector, where nothing's as it seems and someone's always watching you.

THE UNEXPLORED PLACES is an actual play podcast about exploring weird worlds and making bold choices. We are currently playing Scum & Villainy by Stras Acimovic and John LeBoeuf-Little.

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TANGO SECTOR— Four down-on-their-luck spacefaring criminals try to eke out a living smuggling and picking up jobs in the highly-regulated world of Tango Sector, where nothing's as it seems and someone's always watching you.

THE UNEXPLORED PLACES is an actual play podcast about exploring weird worlds and making bold choices. We are currently playing Scum & Villainy by Stras Acimovic and John LeBoeuf-Little.

    Tango Sector 39: A Simple Plan

    Tango Sector 39: A Simple Plan

    [ FUNDING EXTENSION REPORT SUBMITTED TO BLACKFORD & DESAI ECOLOGY // LOC: BLACKFORD & DESAI PRIMARY LINKED SERVER // CLASSIFICATION LEVEL: 3B ]
    PROJECT NAME: Vel
    PROJECT LEADER: Faraday
    REPORT IDENTIFICATION NUMBER: 620-87 #0024
    Initial findings based on a GPR scan indicated a depth of roughly 1.8 kilometers below the site’s surface level, from which project funding and timeline estimates were calculated. However, GPR did not take into consideration the unusual spread of material  density around the core—a factor which has significantly altered our estimates for the means needed to reach it. Outlined below are two partnered proposals: one for a potential timeline extension, including necessary funding to continue excavation measures over a longer period of times; and one for a potential materials upgrade, based on research out of Blackford & Desai Project P278-33, incomplete experimental mining test, which pioneered the use of stasis-field controlled small-scale detonations for the fast and safe removal of rare metals on Novitze. The second proposal would require all leftover equipment from P278-33 be appropriated for use on Vel, to allow the project to accelerate excavation and meet our initial estimates for both project timeline and funding requirements. 
     
    This week, on Tango Sector: At the behest of the Wrecking Crew, the crew of Pelagian heads to the planet Verity to locate and infiltrate a top-secret Blackford & Desai lab hidden somewhere amidst the dark, icy landscape. Kala’ax and Melas make suggestions. Liam and Flux go to the bar. Cash assumes a new identity. 
     
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    • 1 hr 37 min
    Tango Sector 38: Laying Low

    Tango Sector 38: Laying Low

    [ NOTE WRITTEN ON A FOLDED NAPKIN, FOUND IN A MINER’S BAR IN SNOWMELT, WRAPPED AROUND A STICK CONTAINING 5 CRED ]
    Code’s attached. Signal when the hand-off has been made. 
     
    This week, on Tango Sector: Heading back to Snowmelt to touch base with Emeritus Na once more, the crew of Pelagian takes some much-needed time to cool off and lay low. Melas does some fundraising. Kala’ax gets in touch with his training. Flux follows up on some suspicions. Liam gets over some biases. Cash begins an investigation. 
     
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    • 1 hr 30 min
    Tango Sector 37: Oh, Ship

    Tango Sector 37: Oh, Ship

    [ DELETED MESSAGE EXCHANGE, PARTIALLY RECOVERED FROM DELETED FILE STORAGE ON WRECKING CREW INTERNAL SERVERS ]
    FROM: UNKNOWN SENDER
    R, please don’t do something you might regret
    [ read ✓ ]
     
    This week, on Tango Sector: Struggling to keep their cool and stop the Wrecking Crew from getting captured, the crew of Pelagian gets increasingly desperate in their attempts to get rid of the Aegis ships that have them surrounded. Melas tries to mitigate the damage. Kala’ax reaches out for an unfamiliar energy. Cash tries to run interference. Flux nearly avoids disaster. Liam takes a nap. 
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    • 1 hr 18 min
    Tango Sector 36: General Accord

    Tango Sector 36: General Accord

    EXCERPTED FROM THE MEETING MINUTES OF THE INDEPENDENT SNOWMELT PROTECTORATE ORGANIZATIONAL AND PLANNING COMMITTEE, [DATE REDACTED]
    MEETING CONVENED BY: KAYLA ANDERS
    MINUTES RECORDED BY: TY FINN 
    Point of Order #4 - Will the Protectorate ally itself with the Unity Anti-Union Unincorporation in pursuit of executing organized civil unrest on Snowmelt in the coming months? 
    — Without external support of some kind the Protectorate is unlikely to secure the resources necessary for effective action (see point of order #2, p. 3, bullet point 6)
    — Unity is able to provide amplified non-TNN coverage of any protest, strikes, or other organized civil unrest outside of Novitze, bypassing the damaged communications satellite and TNN blockades with assistance from another of their allies (unidentified). In exchange for the Protectorate’s agreement to form a coalition with the Unity Anti-Union Unincorporation, Na will outsource the safe delivery of a data drive including key information from the Protectorate to a source that will be able to garner public support for both the Protectorate’s aims and its actions
    — Data drive would include highly secured basic information (statement of purpose, membership archives, etc.) as well as a detailed report of planned action (see point of order #2, p. 3, bullet points 6-8) and requests for aid
    — In exchange for delivery of the data drive, the Protectorate will join the coalition currently being built by Emeritus Na and offer free and fair exchange of aid and resources between the groups, as well as regular communication, henceforth 
    — Vote held: 12 aye to 3 nay
     
    This week, on Tango Sector: Reunited and heading out on what seems like a simple delivery job, the crew of Pelagian suddenly realizes they’re in much hotter water than they’d hoped. Flux rigs up the scanners. Kala’ax lends a hand. Liam employs his favorite ruse. Cash promises a favor. Melas makes a discovery.
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    • 1 hr 29 min
    Tango Sector 35: A Warm Welcome

    Tango Sector 35: A Warm Welcome

    [ ENCRYPTED SHORT-RANGE TRANSMISSION. POINT OF ORIGIN: HAVEN, VY’ERR. STANDARD SYNCHRONICITY ENCRYPTION, EMBEDDED ENCRYPTION CODE PHRASE: SYCORAX ]
    update on the homily camera shows increased activity over the past three cycles, particularly during times when the chamber is otherwise empty. from the position of the camera, it is difficult to make out precise shapes, but frequent occurrences include: a large conical spike; several floating orbs; a humanoid silhouette approximately 5 ft 7 in. subject has shown little to no em interference with the camera or its sensors, nor any unusual radiation, even during times of increased activity. attendant either has not noticed increased activity, or has been unaffected or unsurprised.  [ v. v. is it cyclical?? a regular occurrence?? should we be expecting this to keep happening, or should we be worried?? ]
    at the current moment i am unable to advise any further actions with respect to the subject. 
    — v. k.
     
    This week, on Tango Sector: As the crew of Pelagian reunites on Ilia, they finally take the time to have a much needed conversation or two—and a much needed confrontation or two, as well. Flux makes a connection. Melas opts out. Liam learns some history. Kala’ax sees something strange. Cash receives instructions.
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    • 1 hr 15 min
    Tango Sector 34: I Just Met You

    Tango Sector 34: I Just Met You

    QUERY: [[ THE NESTED ARK // ILIA // SIERRA SYSTEM ]] 
    …   RETURNING QUERY RESULTS FROM ""TL-TRU HOSPITALITY DATABASE""  … 
    … QUERY PENDING …
    … QUERY RETURNED 0 RESULTS …
    This week, on Tango Sector: Resting safely at the Dauphin’s unused family estate on Ilia, the crew takes some hard-earned time off, and makes a surprising new acquaintance. Serant visits home. Cash takes a hike. A new face appears, with a message for Liam.
     
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    • 1 hr 13 min

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