|GM: At some point there will be a discussion about who is going to do what after this mission so I thought I would get that thread running as well.|
Based on the discussion with Rockora about Xorn, the Rickets are most interested in stopping at Rio only long enough to drop off those who want to leave at that point, and then traveling on to Regina to see their daughter and spend some time with her. Only after that are they willing to travel to Black Moon to try to find Xorn.
JACK: "I expect I will continue with you through that point, I am interested in helping Xorn." Jack does not go on to say that things can easily change as priorities do, since that's life :)
DALAG: "As you can probably guess, I plan to leave at the first place where I can check in with Imperial authorities. It sounds like that will be Rio. If it's not, then I'd like to come along to Regina where there is an Imperial Scout base."
BRANDON: "I will be leaving at Rio if there is an imperial presence there."
MEK: "I've got some checking up of my own to do on Rio AND Enope. Last I heard my sis wanted to change sexes, or hair color, either of which my folks would likely nix. And at some point the Army will want my considerable talents back. I suspect I'm looking a considerable raise in rank. Why, I may even make corporal. But don't get your hopes up guys."
JACK: Jack nods and says, "We wish you all the best of luck in your debriefings and continued careers. Thank you for your service Mek, you did your job admirably." Further goodbyes should probably wait until you actually leave ;)
KYLE: "I must confess I haven't given much thought to what I'll do now that I'm at liberty. I need to have a little chat with the IIS about what they put me through, and see what they can do in the way of compensation. It sounds like talking to this Sir Jon fellow you talk about would be a good first step. You implied he was in Rio?"
JACK: "Was is the key word. He was there months ago when we got the mission, but I think he even moved on before we left, let alone after months of wartime. At the very least if there is any Imperial presence they will know where to contact the IIS, even if we have to go to their offices on Jewell. I will warn you that Sir Jon is a masterful negotiator with many agendas, be on your guard with him.
KYLE: "Well, I'm sure you can direct me to someone knowledgable. And thanks for the warning."
KYLE: "Beyond that I haven't a clue. If you're heading to Regina and I could hitch a ride, I'd appreciate it. I have a few leads in that sector; there are some excavations on Beck's World and Yori that I was interested in. And I have some contacts at the University of Regina that might get me into one of those projects. I'm a qualified ship's doctor, or was - I probably have to fill out some paperwork to get current again. So I could make it a working passage. But I understand as a non-commercial ship you don't properly need one."
JACK: "You are welcome to continue travelling with us to Regina, and by the time we are there I expect we will know you even better and you will be welcome to continue with us as long as you wish even beyond. The ship doesn't exactly need me either, but we both would come in handy in our own unique ways ;)
KYLE: "Well, I'll certainly take you up on your offer, if, as Mek notes, you have a ship to make the offer with. After that, who can say what'll happen. I have to say that there are some aspects of this matter that are very intriguing."
MEK: Mek chirps in from somewhere in space, "Oh, he's not so tough. I negotiated with him and only had to give up my firstborn. I plan on having lots of kids, so their relative value will diminish. That and the firstborn always ends up looking like the dad. SJ's loss, my gain."