Introduction to the next adventure in the Tales of the Templars
Rugen had just returned to Federation space and was looking forward to some much needed recuperation when he received a summons from the local Preceptor of the Templars. He sighed in frustration but rushed to the Preceptor's office and reported for duty.
"I am sorry to do this to you after your harrowing experience on Xarxes, but I have no one handy who can do the job and time is of the essence."
"I am happy to be of service/" Rugen replied. A little white lie; he would need to confess - later.
"Good," the Preceptor gave a wry smile. He must have seen through Rugen's pretense.
He continued. "A petty criminal named Jacinto Barik has acquired some rather sensitive Templar secrets. Naturally, we would like them returned."
"I presume that these secrets were acquired illicitly?"
"Why not ask the Star Patrol to arrest him?" Rugen asked.
"Ah, there are two difficulties with that plan. First, the Star Patrol is not always discreet. But most importantly, Barik is not in Federation space."
"I see. And where is he?"
"The Pictoris Station, located in Conclave space near the border with the Federation and the Dominion. And time is of the essence. If his buyer arrives before we do, then the secrets will be out. We need someone, you, to go to Pictoris and retrieve the secrets, before it is too late."
Before he knew it, Rugen and Tee were piloting a scout vessel en route to Pictoris station.
Stay tuned for Part 1 of our adventure - Plans Go Awry!