The Dragon Knights of Io

Episode 1: A Quest Begins.
Intrigue between Knights & Martians

LP Kim, older sister to the Maiya Kim, Empress of Jupiter’s Moon Io was approached by her overweight and slimy brother Gunder (councilor to the empress) in the royal court .

He told her some grave news, her younger (and easy) cousin Bethany (the other black horse of the family) had apparently run off (yet again) to Mars had gotten herself kidnapped by a militant group known as The Sons of Scion. And LP has been the one appointed to either pay the ransom or get get Bethany back by any means possible…. as long as it was discrete. Promising to do everything in her power to save Bethany.

Setting out on the ISS Albatross, (captained by a Captain Tang) LP met her new partner, a young knight from a Merchant family, Sir Greg Veritas. Sir Greg managed to secure the Captains quarters, which he promptly gave to LP and they discussed the mission. Sir Greg also spend some time dwelling over his sinking suspicion that Tang and his crew were not simple merchants.

Their trip was a short one and the ISS Albatross set down on Mars. LP & Greg were informed that the ISS Albatros was at their disposal for the length of their quest, so they did not have to worry about lodgings.

Deciding to set out immediately the Knights first decided to try gather a bit of information on the Sons of Scion. Finding out that they seem to have originally run drugs and black market deals and now have branched out into global extortion, the Knights hatched a plan of desperate action.

Going to a space port known to be controlled by the Sons, Greg pretended to be a merchant looking to purchase “protection”. There they were told to go to the Lady Casino

At the Lady of Dust Casino they work out a deal for their “protection” and head back to the Albatross, with a promise that the Son’s will be in touch.

On the was back to the Albatross the Knights notice that they are being followed, but they manage to ditch the tail and make it back to the ship. Strangely on the way they hear radio coverage that Bethany Kim is actually on Earth, safe and sound.

Back at the Albatross our heroes decide to take off for Earth. Unfortunately for them, Captain Tang tell them that they have failed to get clearance and that it appears that three Knights in ARMOR are closing in!

An epic battle between the 2 Knights of Io and the 3 Knights in Scion Armour takes place over the city, as the ISS Albatross tries to make its escape.

The knights succeed in vanquishing all three enemies, but barely make it on board in time before the Albatross blasts off into space!

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Episode 2: The Path Becomes Clear
The hunt for Dr. Grail begins!

Having escaped Mars, our heroes (unable to Jump to an other planet due to the Wyrmgate being blockaded) ventured to the Martian moon Phobos.

On Phobos, Sit Greg met up with an old associate George the Red to try and get a little information.

George the Red would only give the Knights information if they agreed to fight a duel in his area with two of his gladiators. The Knights, with no other option agreed.

Victorious in battle, George the Red gave our heroes some information on what was going on.

  • Bethany was originally kidnapped by the Sons of Scion who actually work for L4-NC3-L07.
  • Bethany was rescued from the Sons by Arthur and taken to Earth.
  • Apparently both Mars & Earth (& likely Venus) want a person from the Kim family. Getting LP to come to Mars was just a way to try kidnap her.
  • Rumor has it that Dr Grail, a scientist who used to work on Io developed a device that could turn the Wyrmgates into a weapon, and both Earth and Mars want to get their hands on it.

With that information the knights booked passage on a cargo ship to Io and got past the blockade.

Back on Io without their Armor or Ship, they scouted around for a place to hang low and wait for the Albatross.

When the Albatross finally showed up, it was decided that they needed to get something to let them deploy their Armors faster. While deciding this Sir Greg heard about a near by army base that had some Knightfalls.

  • Knightfalls are giant boxes that Armor can be placed in and dropped from orbit onto a target location.

With Sir Greg infiltrating the base and Lady LP creating a distraction, our heroes managed to steal two Knightfalls from the base.

Later, dressed as gardeners, the knights sneaked into the Royal Palace in Dragon City and into the royal garden.

LP managed to remember the location of Dr Grail’s Lab and they broke in. They didn’t find much information, but they did find an address to Grail’s home.

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Episode 3: Dr Grail & the H.O.L.I. Device
The Hellion Orbital Leviathan Interface!

Our Heroes go to Dr. Grail’s mountain home, meeting a group of beautiful women who claim to be assistants and servants to the great Dr. Grail, who had gone walking along one of the treacherous mountain paths near his home a few years previously and never returned.

Kept waiting and given the runaround by these “assistants” LP eventually acted out…. and just in time! Because it turns out that the “assistants” were not “assistants” at all but in reality were Valkyrie Agents from the planet Venus with orders to kill anyone who got in there way!

While fighting (and brutally killing) Valkyrie Assassins, our heroes were eventually able to summon their mechs and turn the tide! With most of the Valkyries defeated, they decided to investigate a locked door that seemed to be of interest to the dearly departed Valkyries.

LP thinking that perhaps this lock was the reason that everyone was trying so desperately to get a member of the royal line….. decided to see if her bio-print would open the door, which of course it did!

Inside LP discovered the final recording of the late great Dr Grail. He told her that he had built a terrible device. The Hellion Orbital Leviathan Interface, which allowed the user to turn the wyrmgate system into a super weapon!

Before the last war there was going to be a new gate build by the 5Dragon5 Corperation. This gate would be located as close to the sun as possible, and have a vast array of solar “wings” attached to it. These wings would collect solar energy that would then be stored in massive batteries. These massive batteries would then be gated to the planets in the solar system, providing energy. Unfortunately before the gate was completed the war broke out and the project was abandoned…. or so everyone was lead to believe. In reality the gate was complete but the internal living stations had not yet been complete, and the gate was never activated.

After the war, Dr. Grail was to work on a way to increase the yield of the solar collection, because it had been discovered that even if the gate WAS operating at 100% it would never generate the power assumed before it had been built.

But when Dr. Grail thought he was working on an instrument of peace, he was actually working on an instrument of war. Using the HOLI Device it was possibly to create and direct a massive solar flare. Using the wyrmgate (Now known as the Black Gate) this solar flare could be directed through the gate and out another gate in the system… and at any planet/moon in the system!

Knowing that this technology was too powerful but unable to honorably destroy his creation. Dr Grail decided to leave the decision up to the Royal Family and decided to end his life.

His last words on the recording were a plea for the person watch to please destroy the device, for it is far too powerful, whoever controls the Black Gate controls the entire System!

After watching LP collected the device, that appears to look like a crown, and returned to Sir Greg, who had news of his own… Martians lead by LP’s turncoat brother Gunder were incoming.

Deciding that flight was better than fight, our heroes fled the area and returned to the Albatross.

On the Albatross they discovered that both the forced of Earth and Mars were fighting over the skies of Io between them and the wyrmgate. Unable to gate directly to the Black Gate (it was never added to the network so it can only call out, not in) they decided they needed to try get past both armadas and gate to Mercury!

Guarding the Albatross in their Armour, things were looking up for our heroes until right before the gate they were confronted by none other than L4-NC3-L07! Using every resource they had available the knights mortally wounded L4-NC3-L07 and sent him flying into the Aether of an uncompleted gate.

Their path clear, the Knights and the Albatross gated to Mercury.

Above Mercury they were unable to avoid the attention of the Emergent…. but it seems they were ignored after leaving their territory.

Days later the ship finally arrives at the Black Gate…

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Episode 4: The Black Gate!
Sounds scary... is scary.

Our heroes have the Albatross land in one of the Black Gates docking bays and begin to search the Station, while the Albatross does patrols around the exterior.

Eventually the Knights come across what appears to be an abandoned “camp” site. Investigating the site they find the remains of a group of Scavenger Pirates…. who all appear to have been murdered in their sleep. Oh and there is one sleeping area that is empty… creepy…

Investigating a little further the Knights stumble upon the Operations Room for the Gate.

While inside LP decides that now is the time to use the HOLI Device. She places it on her head and

…. ????

??? ….

Having managed to overcome the dark whispering of MerGN-A Lady LP races to help Sir Greg, only she knows that the Second Emergent Fleet is just out of sensor range. While the Crippled Earth and Martian Fleets fight before the gate, Sir Greg sees the Albatross heavily damaged and barely holding together. And he Fleets Jammers are still blocking all communication.

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