Drinax Treasure Ship questions (spoilers)

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Drinax Treasure Ship questions (spoilers)

Postby MonkeyX » Mon May 14, 2018 10:19 pm

My group are just about to get to the point where Salvades is going to make his move and take the ship into Irontooths ambush. A few questions:
Salvades goes up to the officers quarters, then back down to the marine armory, out the airlock and then through the upper launch door into the bridge. Why? If he’s going up to the officers deck anyway why not use that airlock to skip across to the launch door already having equipped himself. Even more so why even use the airlock? The ladder up to the bridge area is right next to the armory. I assumed it was to avoid security lockouts on the door but Hanshaw is also in on the plan and would presumably have access to the launch there.

Also, Hanshaw’s name is misspelled Henshaw in the engineer Talis write up and the bridge crew Salvades kills are said to be Pilot Smith and Habinar. I assume this is supposed to be a misspelled Halibnar even though they stayed behind on Arunisiir. I believe co-pilot Ashen is more likely a target.
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Re: Drinax Treasure Ship questions (spoilers)

Postby ochd » Sat May 19, 2018 10:31 am

Assuming, as the adventure writer says, that a marine walking to the top decks in battle dress is the very definition of drawing attention to oneself, then Salvedes would wait to put his battle dress on until immediately before storming the bridge, and not before seeking out Laffitt.

My reading of the Martin II deck plans is that the ladder from the crew deck to the flight deck is about 25 metres from the armoury and separated by an iris valve. The crew deck airlock, however, is right next to the armoury. Therefore, there is less chance of Salvedes being seen by other crew if he goes via the outside of the ship. I expect opening the airlock would make something flash on the flight deck systems, but maybe Henshaw would make sure that is not noticed.

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Re: Drinax Treasure Ship questions (spoilers)

Postby paltrysum » Sat Oct 20, 2018 12:01 am

Here's a question: Just how much information is there that it requires four 5-ton mail drums to transport it in a secure vault? I should think that with the advancements in storage technology from TL8 to TL15 that four 5-ton mail drums could carry every holovideo ever made throughout the Imperium for the last five centuries. I mean, honestly. What do they have the data on? Tapes? :D
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Re: Drinax Treasure Ship questions (spoilers)

Postby AndrewW » Sat Oct 20, 2018 1:47 am

paltrysum wrote:
Sat Oct 20, 2018 12:01 am
Here's a question: Just how much information is there that it requires four 5-ton mail drums to transport it in a secure vault? I should think that with the advancements in storage technology from TL8 to TL15 that four 5-ton mail drums could carry every holovideo ever made throughout the Imperium for the last five centuries. I mean, honestly. What do they have the data on? Tapes? :D
Think of it as physical security for the contents, not the content itself taking up all that space.
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Re: Drinax Treasure Ship questions (spoilers)

Postby steve98052 » Sat Oct 20, 2018 5:03 pm

AndrewW wrote:
Sat Oct 20, 2018 1:47 am
Think of it as physical security for the contents, not the content itself taking up all that space.
Exactly. I worked out an estimate of likely e-mail that travels between systems, and one could fit all the inter-system e-mail in the Imperium for a year on a high-end present-day laptop, assuming the prices are high enough to cover the cost of the xboat network and discourage spam.

Communications support equipment would take up space too, particularly if the mail drum had to include a USB cable for every type of ship flying among the 11000 worlds of the Imperium.
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Re: Drinax Treasure Ship questions (spoilers)

Postby Pyromancer » Sat Oct 20, 2018 8:29 pm

The data itself will be heavily inflated by massive forward error correction on multiple levels, before and after encryption. You can't afford to lose a bit when the replacement might take a few months to arrive.

Trade goods like construction plans will also increase in size as TL progresses.

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