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Lets Play - Falcon 3: The Rack of Baal

 
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PostPosted: Sun Nov 19, 2017 1:54 pm    Post subject: Lets Play - Falcon 3: The Rack of Baal Reply with quote Add User to Ignore List

The beginning of the book has much the same stuff as the beginning of the first two, I've copied and pasted it here again:

Earth 3033 AD
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How to Travel in Time
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Game Rules
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PostPosted: Sun Nov 19, 2017 1:57 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote Add User to Ignore List

Mission Brief
Once again you are sitting in the office of your Section Chief, Jobanque, after an urgent summons. He eyes you, his face serious. 'Well Falcon, I've sent Lynx out to trail Yelov. There's something even more urgent for you. Baal has escaped.'

'Who?'you query, puzzled.

'Let me explain,' and he presses a button and a hologram of a globe of crackling white energy appears, hanging in the darkness of interstellar space. Orbiting it is a small asteroid. That ball of rock is a satellite, put there by the Ancients.' You sit up in interest. Archaelogical remains of a highly advanced culture, thousands upon thousands of years old, are dotted everywhere around the galaxy, popularly referred to as remains of the Ancient Culture. 'A Federation research station was set up on the satellite - the Federation is always hoping to uncover some of the Ancient's advanced technology. A group of psychics was brought in to probe the globe of energy, rather than fiddle with it in any other way. Immediately they did so their minds fell under the control of some powerful will from inside the globe. It forced the psychics to board a Federation starship and fly it straight at the globe. The resultant explosion weakened the globe enough for the thing inside it to break out,' and Jobanque presses another button. The hologram of the globe bursts open in a veritable holocaust of flaming energy. A great figure, human in shape, powerfully muscled, a strange white triangle at wrists and ankles erupts forth, a look of crazed triumph on its face. That is Baal,' says Jobanque, and he freezes the hologram. 'We discovered an Ancient Codex on the satellite and a team of scientists, working night and day, have managed to decipher it. It told us a lot. Baal is a cosmic being, aeons old. Some would call him a god. He is utterly evil, totally unscrupulous. Power-crazed he sought, and will seek again, to dominate all intelligent life in the galaxy. He feeds off the life forces of sentient beings and is sustained by some kind of natural energy. Our scientists think he is linked to the very fabric of the universe in some way, at any rate not even the Ancients were able to destroy him outright, although they managed to imprison him. Baal can travel in time at will, without having to use timeholes. That means he can go anywhere in the past he wishes and he can exist in any environment. The Ancients built something they called the Rack to imprison him - it is composed of those four triangular objects at his wrists and ankles. Apparently, each piece of the Rack inhibits Baal's powers, cumulatively, if they are near to him. With the Rack momentarily deactivated, Baal was able to remove the pieces, and has scattered each segment throughout space and time. Your mission, Falcon, is to find each piece, unite them and then imprison Baal once more. A difficult mission, but the fate of the galaxy is at stake; there's no telling what damage a being like that could do to the timelines.'

'But how will I be able to locate the Rack, if it isn't to be found at a timehole?' you ask.

'Don't worry, it won't be as hard as it seems to find them. It is likely that objects of such power will cause timeholes to appear around them, as will Baal if he stays in one place for any length of time. Also, we have this/ and he hands you a small metal tripod with a large glowing white gem at its tip. This is an Ancient device that will detect the sections of the Rack, but only somebody with psychic powers can interpret its signals. Your only chance is to conduct a random search through the timeholes until you find the pieces. A final warning, Falcon. As Baal can travel freely in time, he has had plenty of opportunity to set up all sorts of things to prevent the Rack from being discovered. In effect, sections of the Rack will have been lying in places for centuries now. Lastly you will not, of course, be able to take the Strike Fighter with you - using it on this mission would almost certainly break the first law of TIME. Right, Falcon, that's it. Get going and good luck.'

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Soon you are sitting in the familiar confines of Falcon's Wing, running through the systems check and activating CAIN. Immediately its metallic chimes fill the cabin: 'Welcome aboard once again, Falcon. Perhaps on this mission you will not behave in the usual erratic and emotional way common to all organic forms of life!' After threatening to pull the plug on CAIN you ask it if there is any information on offer:'Of course, Falcon, am I not the world's finest computer? In fact, there is some new data from the new Section Chief of the Monitoring Section, Po-Ling. A disturbance in the timelines has been noted in the timehole currently active in North America, Earth, in the year 1863. There was a civil war in America at that time, Falcon. It is also possible to narrow your search down to only four timeholes. Other agents, mainly on monitoring duties, have found no evidence to suggest there has been any tampering in any of the others,' and CAIN displays the information on the screens. Where will you search for Baal, the so-called Demon-Lord:

South America, Earth, 1409 AD - the time of the Aztecs?
North America, Earth, 1863 AD - the time of the American Civil War?
Rigel Prime, 1642 AD?
The Earth Colony on the Planet Dustbowl, 2764 AD?
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PostPosted: Sun Nov 19, 2017 3:26 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote Add User to Ignore List

Civil war time because nothing else to go on.
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