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“Divine Retribution”

Cover007b“Divine Retribution” (2ND03)
by Christopher Bulis

Game Master: Adam   Players: Brian, Erin
Game Date: 1 August 2015

Characters: The Doctor, The Master, Selene, Mohana
Adversaries: The Divinity, The Rhumon Empire, The Rhumon Republic
Allies: The Menoptera
Time: 26 October 2306 CE
Space: Vortis, Constellation of Arbus

Continuity: The first adventure featuring the Divinity.

Synopsis: The Divinity. Since the dawn of time, these ethereal heralds have spread evil and chaos across the stars with their promise of religious salvation. An attempt by the Doctor to erase their malign influence from history served only to bring about eternal vengeance. For his sins, there will be retribution.

On the planet Vortis, flowering jungles have become a battlefield for the warring alien armies of a bitter interplanetary conflict—the war between Rhumon Prime and New Rhumos. The fighting has led to the enslavement of the peaceful insectoid peoples of the planet, the Menoptera and the Zarbi. As Vortis is stripped of its remarkable resources and hope dwindles among its indigenous inhabitants, the Menoptera seek a prophet who fell from the stars to save their world during a time of peril long ago: the Doctor.

Fate has returned the TARDIS to Vortis, for the Doctor knows the origin of the religious zealotry and primal superstitions fuelling this war. The Divinity have taken this fertile world as their own and all are powerless to resist their influence. After facing them, even the Doctor’s closest allies find their faith put to the test. How much does Mohana really know about the shadowy figure known as the Doctor? How deep-seated is Selene’s misguided dedication to the Master? The fate of Vortis and the rebirth of the Divinity hinge upon the resolution of a power struggle that has long been brewing behind the battered blue doors of the TARDIS.

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Teaser: “Divine Retribution”

Fiction001“VORTIS?”

There was a joyfulness in Mohana’s silky voice that lent the planet’s name a certain glamour, even as the TARDIS plummeted towards what promised to be a terrible confrontation on that faraway world. To Selene, her exotic accent spoke of nothing more than naiveté. What century was this woman from? The twenty-third? The era of the Great Deluge and the Great Galactic Recession. Was it any wonder that she found interstellar trivia so thrilling? Selene had travelled with the Doctor to dozens of alien worlds, from Dagomere to Quagreeg, but Mohana had never even been off-world. For all her pretensions of culture and experience, she knew little more than some dusty corner of Rajasthan. Slouching against one of the leather armchairs in front of the fireplace, Selene slowly crossed her arms across her chest, pressed her lips thin, and refused to be impressed.

The Doctor, on the other hand, clearly was. “Vortis,” he crowed, stepping before the bright-eyed, raven-haired beauty at the edge of the console. “In the Isop Galaxy. Extraordinary world. I’ve lost count just how many times I’ve been. You’re looking at a man who has stood in the lair of the Zarbi Supremo and lived to tell the tale. Oh, the celebration they threw for me in the City of Light! One night in the hospitality hives of the Menoptera will have you redefining your understanding of luxury, Mohana my dear. Vortis has such a diversity of insect life, such potential.”

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“Catatonia”

Cover006a“Catatonia” (2ND02)
by Nick Huggins

Game Master: Adam   Players: Brian, Erin
Game Date: 8 January 2015

Characters: The Doctor, The Master, Selene, Mohana
Adversaries: The Poc Unity
Time: 8 January 2015 CE
Space: Greater London, England, Earth

Available: IN PDF

 

Synopsis: At the Majestic, a condemned hotel in north London, the destitute and the dispossessed gather to seek refuge. They share a woeful lifestyle with the stray cats who roam the derelict’s dilapidated halls. When the Doctor, Selene, and Mohana arrive amid the driving rain of a winter storm, they find a people in desperate need of help but unwilling to place their trust in strangers. One by one, the squatters of the Majestic are being subdued, rendered comatose by an unrelenting telepathic force. Struggling to rally this fractured community, the Doctor and his companions witness a terrifying shift in the status quo: as men and women lose their minds, the feral cats of this forgotten place gain in strength and power!


Teaser: “Catatonia”

Fiction001THE DOCTOR and the Master, it seemed, were on equal footing. They were circling one another, round and round the central console. The Master kept pace with the Doctor, following behind to flick those switches and punch those buttons that he had forgotten, never missing a step. Selene and Mohana—who had chosen to stand far apart in the dimly lit control room—were left to watch the unfolding scene with a mixture of wonder and bewilderment. During one of his frantic orbits, the Doctor nearly collided with the bearded android in black. “Step away from the console,” he snapped, pulling at his cape. “I don’t want you touching anything.”

“You don’t?” the Master said, raising his voice in mock offense. “If I hadn’t taken charge of this antique capsule of yours you’d be living out your remaining regenerations in the Dark Ages. How quickly we forget.”

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“Kingdom of the Cybermen”

Cover005a“Kingdom of the Cybermen” (2ND01)
by Andrew Peregrine

Game Master: Adam   Players: Brian, Erin
Game Date: 11 October 2014

Characters: The Doctor, The Master, Selene, Mohana
Adversaries: The Cybermen
Allies: Tristan, Kahedin, Iseult
Time: 21-22 May 1261 CE
Space: Kernow, England, Earth

Continuity: The first adventure featuring the Master and Mohana.

Available: IN PDF

Synopsis: Lost in time, separated from the TARDIS, the Doctor and Selene find themselves at the centre of a medieval tournament at Tintagel Castle. The knights who carry the banner of King Mark are legend, among them Sir Kahedin and the valiant Sir Tristan. The strength and bravery of these heroes will not serve them, however, in battle against the soulless black knights who arrive at the castle to issue a grim ultimatum: submit for upgrade or be deleted. The travellers recognize these dark figures as modified Cybermen, but there is more at stake than the cyber conversion of Kingdom Kernow. A temporal paradox of incredible power has been created by these events, and the Doctor and his companion are not the only lost souls to have fallen through time.


Teaser: “Kingdom of the Cybermen”

Fiction001IT HAD been hours since they’d returned to the TARDIS. With the Emperor Claudius left cowering in his field tent, drenched in sweat and pleading for mercy, the Doctor’s work in Roman Britain was done. He was standing at the console now, a hunched and shadowy shape flipping switches with the verve of a man possessed. The control room echoed with the beeps and pings of the time capsule’s petulant computer. To Selene, such noises were a sort of birdsong, not a distraction or annoyance.

The Doctor was in a particularly snippy mood, however, and he had made it clear that he did not need her help. Instead, she had forged ahead with her own pet project—the repairs to the Master—and, after countless hours of anticipation, it seemed the android was at last on the cusp of reactivation.

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“The Origin of Evil”

Cover004b“The Origin of Evil” (1ND04)
by J. Andrew Keith

Game Master: Adam   Player: Brian
Game Date: 13 July 2014

Characters: The Doctor, Selene
Adversaries: The Rani
Allies: Claudius
Time: 20-21 August 43 CE
Space: South Gyrwas, Roman Britain, Earth

Available: IN PRINT

 
Synopsis: England. 43 A.D. Titus Flavius Vespasian has gone missing and the Second Augustan Legion faces a crushing defeat as its warriors die in waves. The barbarian hordes that oppose them possess uncanny strength and organization. A rogue TARDIS has landed amid this bloody theatre of war and the Roman invasion of Britain has gone terribly wrong. The legionnaires speak in hushed tones of the Sacred Wood of the Britons, the fountainhead of otherworldly evils that has brought chaos to this land and seemingly sealed the fate of the empire. Joining forces with the Emperor Claudius, the Doctor and Selene set forth on an expedition to this fearful place. There, they will face one of the Doctor’s greatest foes, and the terrible secret that she possesses will redefine human history as they know it.