MAPEPIRE 0403         UWP: C663650 TL 9
HISTORY
Vlad was discovered in -238 by the colony ship Vlad's Lament after a misjump.  Vlad is the fourth planet of a 7 planet
system orbiting the yellow star of a yellow-red binary system. The planet has 2 moons Ghormlast (2500 km diameters), &
Veral (1000 km diameter). The colony lived at a subsistence level until Burton Fhalior, local merchant, opened Vlad to
pirates & other outlaws in 467.   The move proved so successful that Burton was able to suppress his fellow merchants in
Esprit Vlad (the only city on Vlad) & crown himself Grand Duke Burton I in 491. Those merchants willing to throw in
with him (as well as pirates willing to settle down) became his feudal barons, sharing in Vlad's new wealth. In 713
(during the reign of Phasial II), Vlad's notoriety attracted tourists throughout the Mapepire subsector resulting in jump
routes from Beaumonde & Mapepire Balsyn.  To cater to this new influx, the next ruler Grand Duchess Juimalis built the
New Captial of Delerium.  In 802, the planet was subjected to a anti-piracy raid by Die Weltbund, killing then Duke
Burton III.  His successor, Phasial III negotiated a treaty with Beaumonde, Mapepire Balsyn that allowed the duke to
build a subjump navy to defend the system.  This was tested in the reign of Burton IV(845) when anotherDW  raid was
beaten off .   In 867 Die Weltbund & Vlad signed a non-aggression pact, opening the planet to Die Weltbund tourists.  
Since then Vlad has been a relatively peaceful planet except for the occassional coup (912, 979, 1023, 1095, & 1124).  
Under increasing competition from Trayfowen & Shalimar's resort, Vlad started offering more & more exotic & dangerous
entertainments.  Some of these are the House of Pain, Deathboard (Gravboard dueling), & ther Euphoria, for example.
While this has made Vlad famous outside the Beyond, it has made life on Vlad less than healthy when its rulers began
endulging in some of the more suspect pleasures.  This has  resulted in the murder of Duchess Janna II(1095), Dukes
Burton VI(979), & Phasial IV(1124).  Phasial's murder stemmed from his (& some of his nobles) passion for kidnapping
desirable women & men.  It was very fatal for Phasial as his selected femmes were inducted into his harem/bodyguard unit,
the Scarlet Guard.  Several of his guardswomen led by their colonel(Perdia Labnnix) murdered him, replacing him with
his eldest child Duchess Ermizhad II(age 12) under the regency of Col. Perdia.

Today, Vlad's capital Delerium  is still THE PLACE to sample forbidden pleasures despite its Amber Zone designation.  
The Travellers Aid Society even has an establishment here.  Think of Delerium as a part hedonistic & part gothic cross
between Disneyworld & Las Vegas.

Vlad is a feudal technocracy ruled over by the Grand Dukes & their council of barons.  Despite abberations like Phasial
IV, the dukes/duchesses take an active interest in the welfare & happiness of their subjects.  This is especially true in the
public entertainments, such as the gladiatorial games & the grav racing, where much of the income of the duchy goes into.
Vlad's police force is also efficient, which is very good since Vlad is a law level 0 planet.  A nature of the legal system is
the hunt, where the courts may sentence an killer to be hunted down by friendsand/or relatives of their victim(s) in the
Death Mart.  Most felons are either fined or exiled to Vlad's penal island.  In spite of the corruption on Vlad, the legal
system(including the police) are very honest. Vlad is much dedicated to the code duello to settle disputes & to serve justice.
Vlad's defenses include the naval base on its largest moon, Ghormlast,  with its 24 missiles batteries, 8 triple laser turrets, 3
50 tonne PAWs, & 1 regiment of infantry (the 4th), which though 3 centuries old, is still formidible against pirates &
small naval units.  13 200 tonne SDB's (3 triple laser turrets each) are stationed there also.  There is also the ducal custom
satelite where incoming ships must dock at before landing or launching landing craft.  Internal security is handled by 8
regiments of infantry, 2 grav cavalry regiments, & a fleet of 16 missile armed submersibles.
Vlad's external politics are (like most of the Mapepire Cluster) benign & very neutral since wars are bad for the tourist
trade. Offworlder(& internal)  political squabbles are referred to either the Death Mart or the various dueling clubs on
planet. With the fighting & dueling arenas, Vladian law takes a dim view of street violence unless one party can PROVE
they were defending against aggression. Offenders are can be heavily fined, denied the possession of any weapons while
on planet, or a stated period of time, imprisoned for 6 mos. to 20 years, or in the case of murder, execution. Assassins,
unless they challenge their victim get little tolerance with the local law. The most serious problem is Phasial IV's opening
up of Vlad to Tuablin, which coincided with an increase of mysterious disappearances.  The regent is moving against
Tuablin, which has increased her standing with the populace.  However, the unmasking of Tuablin's activities has
alienated the baronial Theri & Haurpar families who have profited by the slave & kidnapping trade.  The military backs
the regent except for a few officiers of the Scarlet Guard

In 693, a transfer station for clandestine cargo & guests was established at Roguewine Station on Roguewine the system's
7th planet.  .It was built upon a failed mining operation by the Vladian Masra combine that operated from 567-574.
Vladian Transfer (government owned shipping line) runs a service of 5 shuttles a week between Roguewine & Vlad.
1. MAIN STARPORT Ops centers for Webrunners, Dark Goddesses, Beaufort Lines, Parallel Lines, Bromisia Lines,
Vladian Riders, Mystic Charters, VCST Ltd., Deasyn, Ltd. surround the edges of the port.
2. DUCAL STARPORT.  The 200 tonne yach Vlad, 400 tonne yacht Burton's Delight.  8 200 tonne SDB's (Inpaler,
Mauler, Shrike, Terror, Angst, Mal Amour, Nightmare, Render)
3. DUCAL PALACE..Also barracks of ther Scarlet Guard.
4. CHAMBER OF COMMERCE.  Government offices, baron's council, archives, embassies for the Imperium,
Beaumonde, Mapepire Balsyn, Trayfowen, Die Weltbund, Esylat Magistry.
5. Police headquarters & Hall of Justice.
6. BARRACKS:, 1st & 2nd Vladian Infantry, & 1st Armoured Cavalry Regiment.
7. THERI MANOR.  Mansion of the Baronial Theri Family.
8. VBN.  Ducal broadcasting & information center.
9. FOXXDENN.  The mansion of Baron Fadran Foxx & his family.
10. HOUSE OF JUILKOP. Purveyours of exotic foods, spices, & drugs.  Baron Is Juilkop, proprietor.
11. IC TRADING.  Local bureau for this farflung trading firm.
12. THE DUKE'S PLEASURE.  Best restaurant on planet.  Owned by the ducal family, Aves Monme, proprietor.
13. HOUSE OF PAIN.  Exotic establishment specialing in painful amusement. Dass Bron, owner.
14. TRAVELLERS AID SOCIETY.  Makka Dros, agent.
15. CORTURA'S.  Specialist in fine & exotic weaponry. Baron Asad Ping Cortura III, owner & weaponmaster.
16. STARS & COMETS.  Nightclub/restaurant.  Run by Jorian Dahl.
17. GARDEN OF PLEASURE.  Pleasure center renowned for its gardens & opaque dome (suns gets in, prying eyes do
not). Its rooms include Arden (forest), Jade Falls(water room with waterfall), Nightfall (perpetual darkness with stars
in the ceiling), among others.  Run by the Garden Society of which the famed courtesan Jade Blade, is a member. Her
mansion, the Jade Palace is underneath the facility.
18.GREENLIGHT  Bordello/casino. Run by Baron Fadran Foxx. Known for its eerie green lighting.
19.  NANNARA'S.  Casino.  Nannara Asor, owner.
20. THE EUPHORIA.  Recreation center specialing in sensory stimulation thru various means.  Iva Lorien,
proprietor. Owned by the ducal family.
21. HOUSE OF SPLENDOR.  Merchant dealing with fine apparel from mere wisps of spider silk to battledress
evening wear.  Exotic is the word.  Opal Naserin, proprietor.  Owned by the ducal family.
22. TRADER'S EMPORIUM.   Massive Bazaar of shops surrounded by streetmerchants. If its illegal, its probably here.
Baron Wence Touret, owner.  Maddy Lio, proprietor.
23. THRYT'S SANTUM.  Hostel for out of luck spacers & other outcasts.  Mandon Thyrt, owner.
24. CRYSOL CASINO.  Run by Propov Nev.  Owned by the Theri family.
25. SARET'S.  Nightclub/restaurant.  Run by Saret, a Eslyat emigre.
26.  VHURGUAF WEAPONSMITH.  All the finest, exotic low & high tech weaponry.  Baron Aggaru D'Ashti
(vargyr), owner. Run by his son, Gaur.
27. CASTRRIAL'S.  Restaurant/Bordello/Casino catering to the corsair/merc crowd.  Own by Ferg Thyuil.
28. HAURPAR'S BAZAAR.  Trading company.  Handles much second hand merchandise, including slaves.  Monthly
slave auction.  Owned by the baronial Haurpar family.
29.  JUSTINE'S.  Resort hotel with extreme themes.  Owned by Ys Basdasil.
30. THE DELIRIUM.  Expensive luxury hotel specializing in holo-rooms.  Ducal family majority owner.
31.  MADAWAY'S.  Hotel run by K. Madaways. Owned by the Seriphim family.
32. HOTEL LUROTICA.  Resort hotel.  Floor show includes exotic darrian dancers from Miryem.  Owned by the
Theri family.  Run by Thad Ghorosiospi.
33. HOTEL DEATH.  Resort hotel run by San Cladias.  Owned by the Boertin baronial family. Includes seven
dueling rooms including the Deathmaze.
34. Vladian Dueling Society.  Owned by the ducal family.  Arranges and manages duels.  Lt. Afholleri (outcast aslan)
of the Scarlet Guard current dueling master,
35. CORSAIR HAVEN.  Hotel run by Tyren Lokop, a self-proclaimed retired corsair. Owned by Diadem family.
36. BLACK CASTLE.  Mansion of Baron D'Ashti.  Meeting place for vargyr.
37. HOTEL CASRION.  Second largest hotel on Vlad, owned by the Cortura baronial family.  Run by Islon Min,
exiled Esylat noble.  Caters to non-human clientile.
38. CORTURA CASTLE.  Mansion of Baron Marad Cortura.
39. CASTLE KEEP.  Brooding fortress designed theme resort & hotel.  Own by the Cortura family.  Run by Garritt
Mabanas, ex-merc.
40. DEATH MART. Vlad's finest gladiatorial amusement.  Also licensed by the government for legal dueling.
41a.  BURTON PARK GRAV RACEWAY.
41b. APASARAT GRAV RACEWAY.  Vlad's newest grav track, also offers grav combat & dueling(spohont vs. sophont,
animal vs. animal, robot vs. robot; or any combination of the above).
42. GHILOP'S.  Buyer & seller of military equipment, no questions asked. Two locations. Southern locale offers
vehicles, pre-owned spacecraft, & a gunnery range.  Run by Thad Ghilop. Owned by the baronial Ghilop family.
Merc Guild located at both locations.
43. CORPSE COPSE.  Small park.  Popular for open air dueling. Owned by the Diadem family.
44. SPEED EMPORIUM.  Sells & buys air, land, & sea vehicles plus small spacecraft.  Owned by Fforeurz, vargyr.
45. VLADIAN DREAM.  Entertainment complex run by the government.  Offers music, theatre, opera, & other
sponsored events & amusements.  Great place to take the kids.
46.  PALACE OF HEALING.  Government own hospital.
47. HOTEL VLAD.  Largest & most expensive hotel on planet. Owned by the ducal family.  Run by Ly. Hosari Rhez.
48. THE ASYLUM.  Enclosed amusement park run by the government.  Lt. Shosa of the Crimson Guard is currently
running it.
49.  Residental area. Here live the majority of Delerium's middle & lower class folk.
50. ECTASY PARK.  Large, wooded park with many fountains, waterfalls, hot springs & pools for swimming.  Many
varieties of riding beasts can be rented here.  Favorite trysting spot in Delerium.  Own by the ducal family.

TUBEWAYS.  Besides grav & foot traffic, Delerium also has its public tubeway system under the city. There are 8
main tubeways radiating out from the starport, with many short branches off them leading to various buildings.

A. YUISOL TUBEWAY.  B. THANTH TUBEWAY.  C. PHASIAL TUBEWAY.  D. BURTON TUBEWAY.
E. JASRA TUBEWAY.  F. BENDERA TUBEWAY.  G. ECTASY TUBEWAY.  H. NORGHANT TUBEWAY.

An interesting feature of Delerium's hotels is that they combine the operation of a retail store (located by tradition in
the underground section of the hotel) with normal hotel activities.  Another quirk of Vladian society is that in
establishments run by the braonial families policing is done by the baronial security forces.  The Ducal authorities are
prohibited by an ancient contract to handle anything except crimes against the state in these areas.
BARONIAL FAMILIES
LEIK.   Baron Amza Haas Leik.  Seat of power: Jocular Manor, 12 km SE of Delerium.
THERI.  Baroness Maki Theri. Seat of power: Theri Manor, Delerium.
CORTURA. Baron Marad Cortura.  Seat of power: Cortura Castle, Delerium.
D'ASHTI. Baron Aggaru D'Ashti (vargyr) Seat of power: Black Castle, Delerium.
GHILOP.  Baron Haanu Ghilop. Seat of power: Dar Ghilop, 2 km s of Delerium.
HAURPAR..   Baron Son Rhys Haurpar.  Seat of power: Castle Haurpar, 4 km s of Delerium.
BOERTIN.  Baroness Sesi Boertin.  Seat of power: Boertin Manor, Esprit Vlad.
TOURET.  Baron Wence Touret.  Seat of power: Caer Touret, 7 km se of Delerium.
COIRPRE.  Baroness Ayesha Coirpre.  Seat of power: Coirpre Castle, 6 km n of Delerium.
SHERIPHIM.  Barone Desi Abru Sheriphim. Seat of power: Seriphom Estates,  Esprit Vlad.
DIADEM.  Baroness Arionis Drys Diadem.  Seat of power: The Diadem, Esprit Vlad
JUILKOP.  Baron Is Juilkop. Seat of power Joyous Towers, Esprit Vlad..
NPC'S
DUCHESS ERMIZHAD(NOBLE):  66A34A.  Age: 12. LAISON 2, COMPUTER 1. Bright, cheerful, blonde &
blue eyed, Ermizhad, became duchess of Vlad on the assasination of her father(whom she only seen twice).  She has
great potential as ruler  Ermizhad is quite fascinated by spacers, & will seek out & talk to all she can meet.  She is
accompanied by Huizclev, & Juiopol, two Eshenili bodyguards at all times.

PRINCESS REGENT PERDIA LABNNIX(NOBLE):  9A8888.  Age 36.  LAISON 1, LEADER 2, GUN CBT. 2,
COMPUTER 2,  ADMIN 2.  Red haired, amber eyed Perdia is the former commander of the Scarlet Guard & the
chief architect of Phasial IV murder.  Patriotic & ruthless she is determined to eradicate the decline in Delerium &
educating Ermizhad (whom she treats as her own child) to be a great ruler.  Tuablin has marked her for an early
grave using the Theri family as pawns. Perdia is rumored to have severl lovers among the Scarlet Guard.

JADE BLADE(ROGUE):  9BB844   Age 38.   LAISON 1, CAROUSING 2, BLADE COMBAT 4, BRIBERY 2,
MEDICAL 2 ZERO-G CBT1..  Famed dancer, courtesan, & patron of arts, Jade's origins are unkown (though her
appearance & height suggest Zhodhani).  Originally a slave, she came to the attention of Baron Raan Boertin
(Sesi's father) who obtained her freedom.  With Raan's patronage & her skill as an exotic dancer (she does dance
routines with daggers) she has risen high in the ranks of Vlad's courtesan & is a member of the Garden Society(a
group of courtesans & other entertainers.  She is a friend of Corsair Bette Noire (from whom she learned Zero-G Cbt.
to add to her dance) and named her first child after her.  She is very popular with  a nature both gracious &
dominating ( a balancing act that nakes many, male & female jealous) and has few enemies (unless you count
Tuablin).  She has 2 children: Bette, 4, & Anais, 2; both daughters.

STAN CORBISH(ROGUE):  AA8653.  Age 62.  GUN CBT 3, COMPUTER 2, STREEWISE 2, LEADER 3,
CAROUSING 4, LEADER 3.  Chief of Delerium's police force, Stan is embodiment of setting a crook to catch a
crook.  Under his management (21 years) Delerium's crime rate has dropped by half, even under Phasial's misrule.
His hard-drinking, lovable teddy bear nature conceals a hardnosed ruthless nature when dealing with lawbreakers.
Furthermore, he's uncorruptable, which scares Tuablin if the regent turns Stan's attention to Tuablin's operation.

LADY BARONESS MAKI THERI(NOBLE):  678669  Age 39   LAISON 3, ADMIN 1, LEADER 1, GUN CBT 1,
BRIBERY 3.  Born Maki Cortura, Baroness Maki is the head of house of Theri since her late husband death in a
firefight with Bette Noire.  She has sworn revenge against Noire & Baron D'Ashti (who hired Noire to rescue his
daughters). She is plotting quietly since House Theri has fallen from favor with Phasial IV's death. Maki is cold,
calculating & not afraid to cut losses or betray a friend or relative if the end justifies the means. Unlike her
husband, she prefers to use trusted servants to carry out her orders or to hire muscle. She has two sons Jordane(21), &
Haasyl(12).  Hassyl is a hostage for good behavior at the ducal palace, while Jordane has been sent off planet to the
military academy on Beaumonde.

LORD BARON AGGARU D'ASHTI(NOBLE):  898AA9  Age 65.  MECH. 2, LEADER 4, COMPUTER 1,
ADMIN 3,  PISTOL 3, BRIBERY 2, NAVIGATION 1, ELECT. 1, STREETWISE 3. Feisty & charismatic, Aggaru
likes to take an active in role in the family's weapons business, both in design &  administration. He's the local
leader for all vargyr & has influence with most of the vargyr in the Beyond.  After his daughters' kidnapping by
Baron Theri, he has taken several actions:  1. Hired Eshenili to guard his family; 2. Increased espionage on the
Theri & their allies; 3. Halted his business vendetta with the rival Ghilop fmaily;  & 4. firmly supports the regent &
her policies.  His daughter Aki has signed as a corsair with Bette Noire on the Aarabella. Aggaru is a great
friend(never forgets a favor no matter how small), but an even greater enemy(never forgets the slightest slight). He is
also a feared duelist even at his age. He has a so Mouhygs(42), &  3 triplet daughters (age 15): Gna, Naryl, &
Lassuh.

LORD BARON HAANU GHILOP(NOBLE):  877AA9.  Age 67  LEADER 3, BLADE 3, ADMIN 3, COMPUTER
2, BRIBERY 1, TRADER 3.  Friendly, generous, & laidback, the blonde, blue-eyed Haanu is a truly nice guy,  a
disadvantage against more aggressive, ruthless businessmen like Baron Aggaru.  Even so, his business skills have
held the D'Ashti from taking substantial market shares.  With Aggaru current feud with the Theri, Haanu has
played the peacemaker while secretly aiding the D'Ashti.  This isn't out altruism, Haanu hates Tuablin, & if
Tuablin's pawns are blocked, Tuablin will have to go after Aggaru themselves.  To this end, the Baron has
infiltrated his own agents into Tuablin, waiting for the day he can take Tuablin down in the ducal courts.  Haanu
was one of the covert conspirators in the overthrow of Duke Phasial IV.

MANIKAH ROUSCH(MERCHANT):  676AB4.  Age 43.  TRADER 2, ADMIN 2, LAISON 2, CAROUSING 2,
GUN CBT 2, COMPUTER 2, GRAV VEHICLE 1.  Former owner of the Anything Goes resort, Manikah currently
works at a manager at the Death Mart.  Six years ago his resort was bombed with great loss of life, including his son
& daughter.  He now lives to avenge their deaths as well as the 123 people killed in the bombing.  The only clue led
him to the Death Mart.

JORIAN DAHL(ROGUE): AA8894.  Age 54.  BLADE 5, ADMIN 1, GAMBLING 3, STREETWISE 2, LAISON
1, CAROUSING 1.  Manager of the Stars & Comets, which he runs for an Esprit Vlad consortium, Jorian is a lost
colony darrian from Miryem.  Charming, witty, & quite honest, he runs a casino with an excellent rep that still
makes a lot of money.  He frequently settles disputes by the code duello, either as mediator or combatant.  As  a
duelist, he has never been beaten.  Luzian, the gambler/assasin is a frequent patron  of his.

LUZIAN(ROGUE):  A6A662  Age 42. , PISTOL 3, LASER 2, COMPUTER 2, STREEWISE 2, GAMBLING 3.
A lost colony darrian of unknown origin, he is an assassin who kills only for moral reasons, & refuses to hunt the
guiltless or innocent.  Several years back he declined a commission from Phasial IV, killing all the hired killers the
late duke sent after him.  Tall, dark brunette, with a handsome face, Luzian is very popular with the people of
Delerium, who idolize him as a hero.  He is frankly embarrassed by this attention, & is coldly polite to those trying
to flatter him. A constant rumor is that he killed the late duke. This is not true (Perdia Labnnix did the deed), & he
feels shame because he didn't kill the duke himself.  Lady Antilla Ghilop is infatuated with him, another cause for
embarrassement for this modest, gentle killer.

DAR MANIH(ARMY).  888541  Age 45.  DEMO 3, RIFLE 2, STREETWISE 2, CAROUSING 1, BATTLEDRESS
1, COMMO 2, COMPUTER 2, GRAV VEHICLE 1. PSIONICS: LVL 4. TELEPATHY 2. Cashiered from the Trelyn
army (for theft), Manih is an amoral sociopath who keeps well off by doing dirty deeds no one else will touch.  
Openly for hire, his main jobs have been for the Theri family & the late duke Phasial IV.  An exception was for the
League of Free Worlds seven years back when he eliminated a Die Weltbund diplomat at the Anything Goes resort
with a well placed bomb. There is a standing reward of 3 M Cr. for finding & securing the unknown bomber of the
Anything Goes by the ducal family.

ASA YUSUF CORTIAM(MERCHANT). 788AB1  Age 56.  TRADER 3, ADMIN 2, COMPUTER 2,
NAVIGATION  2, LAISON 1, CARUSING 1, TACTICS 2, BRIBERY 1, BRAWLING 3.  Captain/owner of the
subsidized merchant Justiina (1000 tonnes), is a hardnosed, practical trader with great charm but little humor.  His
ship travels the Mapepire Cluster in search of rare items & talent for the Vladian resorts. Though brave, he disdains
physical violence when faced with it, & never carries a weapon. his only son, Daneral, serves as navigation officer
aboard the Justiina.

COLONEL RAIS LEIK(ARMY).  8BB443.  Age 32. TACTICS 2, LEADER 2, RIFLE 2,, CAROUSING 1,
GAMBLING 2, COMPUTER 1.  Commander of theScarlet Guard upon Perdia assuming the regency, Rais is
another wife/guard who was in on the conspiracy against Phasial IV.  Beautiful, she looks more like a courtesan
than a soldier-but don't let that fool you Prickly & caustical, she never the less quite popular with the troops. She
also loyal to Perdia, which is lucky since some of the ladies of the guard resent Perdia & were angry when Phasial
IV was murdered.

JON MATTIS LEIK(MERCHANT).  5659A3   Age 85  ADMIN 5, TRADER 5, PISTOL 1, COMPUTER 3,
LAISON 5, STREETWISE 2, COMMO 1, BRAWLING 1.  Scion of the Leik, a former baronial family broken for
treason in the reign of Burton II, Jon maintains a policy of making whoever's in power happy.  This included
handing his granddaughter Rais over to Grand Duke Phasial IV for marriage when she was 13.  Jon's career has
been marked by these kinds of accomodations, shifty deals, & espionage by which he has a hold on every baronial
house & even the ducal family itself.  These plots have put the Leik family & its business, Vlad Contragravity &
Suborbital Transport, LTD (VCST, Ltd) as the dominant grav & suborbital transport service on Vlad. VCST runs
passenger service, cargo transport, cruises all over Vlad.  Their recent acquisition of Grewas Cruise (submersible
cruises) has eliminated their only rival on sea cruises. Tall, whitehaired(tinted), grey eyed, & aristocratic, the
charismatic Jon looks nothing like the crafty, autocratic fox he really is.

CAPTAIN JOSI HAN MARKHOL(ARMY)   878662  Age 41 TACTIC 2, RIFLE 1, SMG 3, STREETWISE 2,
LEADER 1, COMPUTER 1, ELECT 1, GRAV VEHICLE 1, JOT 2.  Red haired & green eyed Josi is one of the few
Scarlet Guard officiers loyal to the late duke.  As such, she is currently in hiding with the Theri family, plotting
against the regent. Her inability to obtain  weapons from local merchants have put in the hands of Tuablin, who
she her as a pawn to used against the regent.  Vicious, unstable & deadly competent, Josi is the kind of person who's
dangerous to both enemies & allies.

THAD GHILOP(NOBLE) 656899  Age 46. LEADER 2, ADMIN 3, MECH. 2, ELECT. 2, COMPUTER 2,
COMMO. 1 TRADER 1, CAROUSING 2.  Oldest son of Baron Ghilop, Thad not only runs the family
weaponshops but is a designer himself.  His specialty is laser weapons for dueling & defense. His fame has brought
offers from Beaumonde industries to work for them, which he turned down for family loyalty. Other than his
weaponmaking(which he waxes quite excitiably on) Thad is a rather dull, narrowminded businessman. Thad has
no wife but several mistresses in Delerium & Esprit Vlad.

MANDOCAR THYS HUYRD(ARMY). A9A553 Age 57.  LEADER 1, TACTICS 2, INSTRUCTION 2, LASER 3,
SWORD 3, PISTOL 3, GAUSS 1, JOT 3.  PSIONICS: TELEKINESIS 3, LEVEL 9.  Brunette, grey-eyed Mandocar
is a retired mercenary who is the Dueling Master at the Death Mart.  Cheerful & friendly outside the dueling ring,
he is a coldly efficient fiend within it. Because of his successes, it has been 9 years since he has fought a duel
himself.  A believer in the code duello, any match he oversees is very honest, a trait which had him imprisoned by
Phasial IV for two years.  Released from prison after Phasial's death, he has resumed his place at the Death Mart &
is a welcome guest at the palace.  Any sophont seeking satisfaction for a wrong will find an ally in Mandocar.

MROS THUIN(CORSAIR)  Age 62. 768882  LEADER 2, ADMIN 2, PISTOL 3, GAUSS 1, PILOT 2, JOT 2,
NAVIGATION 1, COMMO 1.  DO for Webrunners on Vlad, the Esylat Mros, is rather slothful, spending most of
his time at the casinos & pleasure house in Delerium.  He can do this because of the hefty bribes from Tuablin. The
real work is done by his subordinates Ghaghurtr (vargyr, 25), & Hakko Mandr (36).

KESPA H'HEROU(CORSAIR)  787A85  Age 77  LEADER 2, ADMIN 4, GAUSS 3, COMPUTER 3, LAISON 3,
CAROUSING 2, GAMBLING 4, VACC SUIT 1, JOT 4.  Blonde, amber-eyed Kespa is a fireball of energy for her
age, constantly overseeing a Dark Goddesses Op Center that is active is arranging cargo & targets, refits, & anything
a corsair flush with success or battered by defeat could need.  She is ably helped by her assistant DO Rhuk
Ilakuk(Poicxh) & her son Jomere (45), daughter Masdrah(49), & grandson, Yves(21).  Her granddaughters
Kespa(18) & Sadriis Rhun(21) are active DG corsairs.

JACQUELYNE DYSKRIC(DIPLOMAT)  8A8AA9. Age 38  ADMIN 2, CAROUSING 3, BRIBERY 3, GAUSS 1,
COMPUTER 3, LAISON 2.  A former Imperial diplomat from Regina, Jacquelyne was cashiered for embezzlement
from her embassy's funds. Embarrassed by her actions, her noble family gave her a hefty pension as long as she stays
out of Imperial space. She currently resides on Vlad, arranging parties, gambling, & making extra money as a
mediator.  Many of the locals, unaware of her background are quiet impressed by her noble pedigree & become
unwitting victims of her pranks or schemes.  She hides her funloving calculating nature behind a mask of
funloving fluffiness, quite easily since she's a beautiful redhead & soft light eyes. Though always manipulating
others there is no malice in her schemes, only a desire to be amused, entertained or gain money. Jacquelyne is a
frequent guest of the Duchess & the regent.

RHONDRAH HAASKIM(MERCHANT) 896994  Age 54.  ADMIN 4, COMPUTER 3, MEDICAL 3, BRIBERY 2,
LAISON 2, TRADER 3.  Grim head of Tuablin's Vlad operations, Rhondrah moved Tuablin's operations to the
country outside of Delerium after the death of Phasial IV, & the subsequent mysterious bombing of Tuablin's
Delerium business offices.  Angered by the sudden reversal of Tuablin's fortunes, he plots constantly through
catspaws to eliminate the Regent & the Grand Duchess & place a Tuablin puppet on the throne. All this has
occupied his resources that Tuablin profits have dropped 55%, causing much concerns in his superiors.  Tuablin
headquarters on Phyllis' Surrender are considering sending a commissioner to investigate.  If they discover his
activities, Tuablin will either eliminate hims or close down the Vlad operation as a bad investment.

VHANNEX(ROGUE)  A9B442  Age 37.  CAROUSING 3, PISTOL 4, BLADE 3, COMPUTER 2, JOT 2,
STREETWISE 2.  PSIONICS: LEVEL 7. TELEPATHY 6. A native Vladian of nondescript, appearance, blonde
with grey eyes, Vhannex is Rhondrah Haaskim's chief agent & killer in Delerium.  Originally a dueling teacher at
the Death Mart, he was recruited by the late Phasial IV.  After the duke's death he has worked for Tuablin secretly
while operating as a freelance bodyguard & dueling master.  Among his jobs has been the assasination of Capt. Lui
Orgent of the Scarlet Guard (a close friend of the Regent) & the kidnapping of Baron Aggaru's 3 daughters. His
current orders are to start a open firefight between house D'Ashti & Theri to cover Tuablin's activities. A cold &
competent killer, Vhannex treats killing as a chore & despises those who kill for thrills.  In his career, 5 serial killers
have died secretly at his hands.

SARET(MERCHANT)   7A6C76.  Age 44.  ADMIN-1, PISTOL-2, BRIBERY-2, BROKER-1, CAROUSING-3,
LAISON-1, GAMBLING-3, STREETWISE-3..   An Eslyat exile, Saret arrived on Vlad 20 years ago, on a free
trader.  First getting a menial job at Nannara's he developed a skill at gambling.   Ten years later he was able to start
up his own nightclub.& establish a family.  Cynical & greedy, yet friendly & affable, Saret's charisma allows him to
learn many secrets.  He treats these secrets as marketable commodities, sometimes selling them for cash, sometimes for
favors, & sometimes just trading secrets.  An enemy of the slave trade, he often deals with those entities that oppose it,
the IDES,  Dark Goddesses, & the baronial families of Leik & Diadem.  He is also a secret enemy of the Theri &
Boertin families (the most notorious pro-slavery families) & has uncovered secrets connecting minor minions of
those families with the criminal Tuablin, LTD.

BAUGHRIM WERHOU(ROGUE)  9BA77A    Age 32   GRAV VEHICLE-3,  GAUSS-3, MECHANICAL-1,
ELECTRONICS-1, CAROUSING-2, STREETWISE-2, BRAWLING-2.   A Varygyr born in the Vargyr Reach,
Baughrim is the Vladian grand champion in gravboard & grav cycle.  Huge (6'4" tall), varygyr with gray/black fur
& amber eyes, he wears more subdued clothing than the vargyr norm.  Aggressively cheerful, Baughrim gets along
with almost everybody, loves a good fight & a good race.  On the rare times he is beaten in race, he is very graceful,
cheerfully extending his congrats & then declaring his intent to win the rematch.  He is good friends with Bette
Noire, the only person ever to beat him twice in a gravboard match.  He also works as a transporter, but never for
illegal purposes.  In fact, even suggesting a crooked deal will fire his wrath-and don't even think about tricking him
into transporting illegal goods!
PRIMARY: Vhasti (yellow sun).  SECONDARY:  Bloodstone (Red dwarf).  PLANETS: As : X10000 (40 hrs. from
primary at 1G); Crewtys: X31000 ( 65 hrs. from primary); Meriol: E33110 ( 93 hrs. from primary, former prison planet);
Vlad: (136 hrs. from primary); Voivode: E8C800 (198 hrs. from primary); Impaler: XCCA00 (243 hrs. from primary,
debris caught in orbit dangerous to ships); Rougewine: D49420  ( 321 hrs. from primary).
ROGUEWINE STATION
1. STARPORT.  Can handle up 1000 tonnes vessels.  Maskro Oppreis, Director of Operations. 2 SDB's (200
tonnes, 1 triple laser turret, 1 triple missile turret), The Rover & Mahrat.  100 tonne scout/courier Narhan.
2. FUEL PROCESSING CENTER.  Taps into an underground water source.
3. DEDRIS' HOSTEL.  Hotel for quests.  Vhas Khosjan (Esylat), Manager.
4. BELTERS' EXCHANGE.  General store, fence, & information.  Carol Dahms, manager.
5. OPERATIONS CENTER.
6. WAREHOUSE. Secure storage converted from the original mining processing center.
7.  BARRACKS.  Quarters for Roguewine Station's staff.
8. BARRACKS.  Roguewine Station Paramilitary Force.  4  squads of mercs (62 troops).  Sam Koojiis, Capt.
9. JHOSEN OBSERVATORY.  Dr. Kinja Faas, manager. Scout barrack located here.
M: Missile batterys.  12 underground launchers each.  Storage for 2000 missiles.
T: Tubeways.  Underground tube transport between buildings & old mining stites.

Roguewine Station's conversion for an outbound transit & smuggling station has turned a failed mining colony
into a booming business.  For a fee (5% of value of goods) you can transport illegal or sensitive items & data
aboard ducal shuttles & avoid customs on Vlad.  There is a shuttle service twice a week between Roguewine & Vlad
aboard the nonjump freighter Vladian Lifter (400 tonnes).  There is also 3 50 tonnes cutters permanamently on
station at the starport. Thirty years ago, it was decided to explore the Vladian system throughly to discover possible
planets & asteroids to exploit.  It was decided to utilize Roguewine Station as the base with 1 scout/courier with up
to 4 scouts (usually ex-Imperial scouts).  Not many resources have been located yet, however several hideouts have
been found that the government has allowed to continue operating in exchange for rent paid directly to the
government.  The operation of Roguewine is currently run by personnel loyal to the late duke.  This may change
as the regent returns conditions on Vlad to normalcy.
NPC'S
MASKO OPPREIS(MERCHANT).  Age 45  698BC4   TRADER 3, ADMIN 3, COMPUTER 2, LAISON 2,
PISTOL 1, VACC 1, STREETWISE 1, COMMO 1.  Ruthless & penny-pinching, merchant Masko runs Rougewine
Station to maximum profit to the outpost as well as himself.  Appointed by Phasial IV, he now faces the problem of
holding onto a plum job in the government.  To this end he is covertly involved with the various anti-Regent
conspiracies, funneling arms, equipment, & personnel to & from Vlad..  He gains much support from Tuablin, who
has to run most of their activities through Rougewine since Phasial's death. In exchange he has re-opened an old
mining colony 46 km se of Rougewine Station as a Tuablin depot.

DERELYNNE HOSPARK(SCOUT).  Age 42.  8AB982    PILOT 2, NAV 4, COMPUTER 1, LASER 3, JOT 2,
VACC SUIT 2, AIR/RAFT 1, ENGINEERING 1, MEDICAL 1.  Derelynne was hired recently to replace
Rougewine's long term resident scout, Harald Noire, killed by pirates in 1123.  A veteran of many years in the IISS,
her luck turned back after mustering out, losing her ship & drifting from job to job.  As her job comes with a ship
she can again call her own, the Narhan (Noire's old scout/courier), she has thrown herself into surveying the system
with mad abandon, returning to Rougewine only when she needs to refit & raise hell in the local bars. Unlike
Noire (who tended to ignore his job quite often & descend to the fleshpots of Delerium), she takes her job seriously
& has been noticing & recording many of the clandestine activities happening at the station. Fortunately her long
absences from Roguewine keep Masko & his crowd from discerning her interest in their traitorous activities.

VOSKHAAR PHREDOR(MERCHANT).  Age 39   988B93    PILOT 1, NAVIGATOR 1, BRIBERY 2, GAUSS 2,
TRADER 1, LAISON 1, ADMIN 2.  Tuablin's resident agent in charge for its Rougewine operation, he is cool,
reliable  introspective, & avoids conflict when possible.  In view of the new government's strongly supported
campaign against Tuablin, he feels its time to cut losses & abandon the Vlad venture (a view not supported by his
local superior in Delerium).  To this end he has streamlined the new Roguewine operation & has devised an
operational plan for emergency shutdown & evacuation.

PAYLOR HESP(NAVY).  Age 55.  B7B662  ENGINEERING 5, ELECT. 1, COMPUTER 1, MECH. 3, GRAV
VEHICLE 1, VACC SUIT 2, JOT 2, LASER 2, BRAWLING 2.  Roguewine's resident chief mechanic, Paylor was
cashiered from the Trelyn Domain navy for theft.  He is feisty, efficient, & respects no one except other engineers.
He also is still a thief & anything valuable or interesting belonging to outsiders are fair game.

DHEDRA OKLUIN(ROGUE).  Age 42  AAA442  PISTOL 3, DAGGER 1, REYNSPADA 3, RIFLE 2,
BRAWLING 2, COMMO 2, VACC SUIT 1. Raised & trained by Tuablin to be a killer, Dhedra is Voskhaar
Phredor's personal bodyguard/enforcer.  A coldy efficient cypher, she is very good at her job & loyal to Tuablin, not
Voskhaar.  However her great weakness is her social skills where she is a childlike  innocent & at a complete loss of
how to act or react.  To this end, she avoids contact with people & fosters a nasty rep to keep people away.

HEDNOR HUIDSHEN(NAVY).  Age 35  679772  PILOT 1, NAV. 3, LEADER 1, SHIP TACTICS 2, LASER 1,
COMPUTER 2, CAROUSING 1.  Cruel, crafty, & greedy, Lt. Cmdr. Huidshen is the captain of the SDB Mahrat.
Another appointee of the late duke's, he's keep his command by virtue of his sterling record as a commander.
However, the new regime's policy against Tuablin threatens his income, so he's become part of the anti-regent
conspiracy.

KASPAR KHAROLINOIS(NAVY).  Age 38.  966833.  SHIP'S TACTICS 2, LEADER 2, PISTOL 1, CUTLASS 1,
GAMBLING 1, VACC SUIT 1, COMPUTER 1, CAROUSING 2.  Affable, clearsighted,  & laidback, Lt. Cdmr.
Kaspar enjoys his posting at Rougewine for the same reason as Hednor-graft.  Unlike Hednor & Masko, he sees the
days of their main graft source-Tuablin are numbered in the system. To this end he has entered the conspriacy in a
cautious manner only to gather enough information on the conspiracy & Tuablin's activities to insure his
continued command of the Rover (& possibly become the new DO at Rougewine Station).

VERNOCK SHAMMUD(ARMY).  Age 45.  956664.  TACTICS 2, RIFLE 2, PISTOL 1, LEADER 2, LAISON 1,
COMPUTER 1, BATTLEDRESS 1, GAMBLING 1, BLADE 1.  Capt. Shammud is the commander of the mercs at
Roguewine Station. Dry, humorless, & sadistic, he flourishes under Masko's regime, and thus is very loyal to Masko
(though he's avoided any active part in the conspiracy).  He's insured that his troops share his attitude & loyalty.

TERENCE MALPAIS(ARMY)  Age 46  B79556.  RIFLE 3, TACTICS 3, BLADE 2, LEADER 1, BRAWLING 3,
BATTLEDRESS 1, INSTRUCTION 2.  Tough, amoral, & efficient, Sgt. Malpais is Shammud's combat leader on
Roguewine.  Though loyal to Malpais & enjoying the license to his activities Masko's regime gives him, Terence is
a true mercenary.  If the going gets rough for Masko, Vernock, & company; Terence will probably switch sides &
reveal all he knows about the situation at Roguewine Station.

DR. KINJA FASS(SCIENTIST)  Age 32 676BB4  VACC SUIT 2, COMPUTER 2, PILOT 1, NAV. 1, COMMO 1.,
LASER 1, ROBOTICS 1..  A native of Beaumonde, Kinja took the job running Rogurewine's observatory for the
simply reason it allowed her run an observatory at least 20 years before any other planet would let her. Blonde,
amber-eyed, & hyperactive, Kinja's  a loner who dislikes having to share her observatory with the scouts stationed
there & is very defensive about her perogatives of power & control over the observatory grounds. With her slight skill
in robotics she's hobbled together 3 of her cargo bots as security bots.  Besides being hyperactive, she is very curious
& has not only made studies of the system & stars both of arrivals & departures of vessels & people since her own
arrival 3 years before.  Though her interest is academic (& keeps her busy & away from other sophonts), these files
on arrivals & departures are quite detailed & could prove very useful. Fortunately for her no one knows of these files
except Derelynne with who she compares notes & analyses with (which is about the only social interaction Kinja
enjoys) whenever Derelynne returns from a survey cruise.

SAM KOOJIIS(ARMY) Age 57  A667652  LEADER 1, BRAWLING 2, RIFLE 1, PISTOL 2, COMMO 1,
TACTICS 1, COMPUTER 1, LAISON 1, CAROUSING 2, GAMBLING 4.  Titular commander of the military
forces at Roguewine, Koojiis spends most of his time in the local gambling establishments, leaving the actual
command work to Capt. Shammud.  Exiled to Roguewine by Phasial for incompetence (deservingly so) he is bitter
& drunk most of the time.  After shooting down his adjutant for disturbing his gambling 5 years ago, everyone in
his command leaves to his gambling, drink, & women( which he pays for with skimming military funds). Though
happy at Phasial's demise & aware of the anti-Regent feelings at Roguewine, Sam is unlikely to take action unless
the conspirators are stupid enough to interfere with his pleasures or his embezzlements.
DELERIUM: CITY OF DREAMS
THE STARS AND COMET, a club in Delerium
HOTEL DEATH, a exotic hotel in  Delerium
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