Our friends found themselves on a short holiday of sorts on Highport in orbit around Regina the Moon world in the sector of the same name. Most of their careers had seen a lot of interesting developments and each one has a story to tell, but they were all there for different reasons! And it just so happened that fate decided it had something in store for them. Some of them were looking for work, some were there to meet old friends, and some were there to seek the knowledge of the Ancients. If they thought this was going to be a picnic, they were in for a surprise.
It just so happened that a Science Convention was being featured on Regina a hub of information and capital in the Sector. Scientists and Industry veterans of all sorts gathered to share and discuss new ideas and gain potential new partners for future endeavors, or perhaps get their hands on some information for that next big breakthrough in the ongoing race for Technology and Innovation. Each Megacorporation had representatives present to share their ideas and search for potential employees to help bolster their financial hold within the Imperium. The Traveller crew got a chance to browse the convention, and only really seemed interested in finding their contacts, that and guns of course…
The met up with the Duke and his entourage. They exchanged pleasantries and Duke asked them to attend his gathering that evening. He would be entertaining customers and colleagues, those that he intended to do business with perhaps or establish contracts anew. Attending the party where sophonts of varying degree. The Travellers found themselves in a field of unknown faces. While there they managed to get into a slight scuffles with members of the Ling Standard Products, LIC. Viktor Froll was embarrassed by Schlampe at the buffet table.
Through a series of unknown occurrences The Duke appeared to have been assassinated. The RIG (Royal Imperial Guard) took them into custody and transfered to a containment facility in Credo, the Capital City. From their our Travellers found themselves being held as prisoners with evidence poiting to them as murderers and accomplices. The decided that it was not best to hang out and find their heads on the chopping block. They took it upon themselves to escape incarceration and take freedom by the horns.
They managed to secure a ship, The Vindicator. The Marquis left them the ship as a means of escape off the planet, since that was likely the only place they wouldn’t be hunted 24/7. Departing from planetside they were engaged by two Police Cutters. Working together they managed to take out the two ships and exit the atmosphere into the cold dark depths of space. From there they were given coordinates and asked to retrieve an item of importance for the Marquis. This lead them to Pscias a Red Zone planet several Parsecs away.