Navy/Marine records across different systems.

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Navy/Marine records across different systems.

Postby MonkeyX » Sat Mar 31, 2018 11:14 am

So I just started the Treasure Ship adventure in the Drinax campaign and it mentions there that characters with a navy background are looked upon favourably by the captain. Would the records of navy or marine personnel be part of the ships library data, updated at each imperial port if would the records just be kept at the world the character did their service? In ST:TNG this is just a quick sub space request to starfleetbut with the flow of information so slow would this even be feasible?
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Re: Navy/Marine records across different systems.

Postby AnotherDilbert » Sat Mar 31, 2018 11:17 am

Records of Imperial personnel public to non-Imperial ships? I don't think so?
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Re: Navy/Marine records across different systems.

Postby MonkeyX » Sat Mar 31, 2018 11:50 am

No, just records on the imperial Treasure ship about characters with a marine or navy career in their past.
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Re: Navy/Marine records across different systems.

Postby Juums » Sat Mar 31, 2018 1:22 pm

With the lack of FTL ansible, the proof of someone's service would almost certainly come from the equivalent of the DD-214 form that the American military uses, which would be furnished by the individual to prove-up their service history.
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Re: Navy/Marine records across different systems.

Postby Condottiere » Sat Mar 31, 2018 7:47 pm

Quantum blockchain, with differing degrees of secrecy accessible only by those with the relevant clearances.
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Re: Navy/Marine records across different systems.

Postby RogerMc » Tue Apr 03, 2018 11:17 pm

At a high enough TL there is surely no practical limit on how much personnel data you can hold on a big enough computer.

So any navy ship of any size would probably have full records of all living current and past personnel from at least the sector fleet and probably the latest available Imperium Gazette which would record electronically every officer commission and promotion.

Hell if the Imperium has censuses they may well have basic information on every sophont citizen in the sector as well - even with a trillion records that is unlikely to be a storage problem at TL15.
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Re: Navy/Marine records across different systems.

Postby mac40k » Wed Apr 04, 2018 6:21 pm

RogerMc wrote:
Tue Apr 03, 2018 11:17 pm
At a high enough TL there is surely no practical limit on how much personnel data you can hold on a big enough computer.

So any navy ship of any size would probably have full records of all living current and past personnel from at least the sector fleet and probably the latest available Imperium Gazette which would record electronically every officer commission and promotion.

Hell if the Imperium has censuses they may well have basic information on every sophont citizen in the sector as well - even with a trillion records that is unlikely to be a storage problem at TL15.
Yeah, per the core rules "storage capacity of computers is not used in Traveller as, beyond TL8, the capacity of even a modest
computer is effectively unlimited." So, any navy ship probably has the records on board, which as the OP says, gets updated whenever they are in an Imperium or allied port. The bigger concern would be security of the data so that records couldn't be accessed, inserted, altered, or deleted by unauthorized persons. I would expect that the 3I Navy has security on par with the large financial institutions.
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Re: Navy/Marine records across different systems.

Postby ShawnDriscoll » Thu Apr 05, 2018 1:12 am

MonkeyX wrote:
Sat Mar 31, 2018 11:14 am
So I just started the Treasure Ship adventure in the Drinax campaign and it mentions there that characters with a navy background are looked upon favourably by the captain. Would the records of navy or marine personnel be part of the ships library data, updated at each imperial port if would the records just be kept at the world the character did their service? In ST:TNG this is just a quick sub space request to starfleetbut with the flow of information so slow would this even be feasible?
I handle it the way most movies handle it.
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Re: Navy/Marine records across different systems.

Postby Epicenter » Thu Apr 05, 2018 10:06 am

Personally I don't think he really uses a high-tech method of figuring this out. I think he more or less takes your word for it ; it's likely he doesn't advertise that he has a favorable bias towards former Navy. It's just that if he finds you were, he's more favorably inclined towards you after the fact. Since you have no idea you should be claiming being in the Navy to him, you're unlikely to lie about being in the Navy.

If you want to take it one step further, perhaps he was in the Navy or knows people in the Navy so he can generally gauge if someone really really served on a ship or if they were some shore-side clerk or something.

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