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Righteous Fire: Lynn Murphy


Agricultural Planet Landing Pad
Agricultural Planet Concourse

Bartender

Agricultural Planet Bar

You’re the guy who blew up the big green egg, right? I heard the space aliens gave you a super-gun. I wish I had something like that. I’d make me some serious money.

I hear the battle against the Kilrathi is heating up. I’m no sympathiser or anything, but I don’t think we stand much of a chance.

Some Confeds were walking around here last week. They were asking if anyone knew about some guy called Menesch. I don’t think they got much out of the crowd here.

Refinery Base Landing Pad
Refinery Base Concourse

Lynn Murphy 1

Murphy: Hey, Privateer!
Burrows: Long time no see, Lynn.
Murphy: Murphy to you. You want a job?
Burrows: Let’s hear what you’ve got.
Murphy: Pirate activity in 44-P-1M has had several major corporations worried for a long time. But now the Retros are showing up too, and the interested parties want to act before it’s too late. Your job is to patrol 44-P-1M and destroy all pirate and Retro craft encountered. Come back here afterwards. After I take my cut of the proceeds, you’ll get 10000.
Burrows: Just how big is your cut?
Murphy: That’s not your concern. 10000 for an easy patrol. How about it?
Accept:
Burrows: Sounds good to me.
Murphy: Good. Enjoy the cruise.
Reject:
Burrows: No thanks.
Murphy: Your loss, ace.
Murphy: Back again? That didn’t take long.
Burrows: I may accept your insignificant little mission, Murphy, but first I want some courtesy and some details.
Murphy: All right. Go to 44-P-1M. Patrol the system, destroying all pirates and Retros. Return here afterwards for 10000.
Accept:
Burrows: It’s not much, but I’ll take it.
Reject:
Burrows: Courtesy and details both lacking. Forget it.
Murphy: What’s the deal? You still haven’t done the mission.
Burrows: I may be reconsidering. Give me the details again.
Murphy: All right. Go to 44-P-1M. Patrol the system, destroying all pirates and Retros. Return here afterwards for 10000.
Accept:
Murphy: Get it done, get paid. It’s that simple.
Reject:
Burrows: I think I’m gonna look elsewhere.
Fly Murphy 1

Lynn Murphy 2

Murphy: Good work. It’s always nice to see a patrol mission get done right.
Burrows: That was a piece of cake, Murphy. You have anything a little more challenging?
Murphy: Plenty. How about a blockade busting mission?
Burrows: Tell me more.
Murphy: The Corcoran Corporation runs the biggest operation on the Liverpool refinery. It’s in the Newcastle system. Recently, an unknown band has blockaded Liverpool. Ore and construction equipment are in very short supply. Corcoran wants a blockade-runner to deliver a shipment of ore and construction supplies.
Burrows: How bad is the blockade?
Murphy: Nothing you can’t handle, I’m sure. I’ll give you 20000 for the mission.
Accept:
Burrows: Liverpool, here I come.
Reject:
Murphy: Cold feet, huh? I understand.
Murphy: Liverpool is in bad shape, they need those supplies.
Burrows: We’ll see. Give me the details again.
Murphy: Deliver ore and construction cargo to Liverpool in Newcastle. Return here afterwards for 20000.
Accept:
Burrows: Sounds like a fair deal. I’m in.
Reject:
Murphy: No deal, huh? When the ship dealers start running out of spare parts, don’t come crying to me.
Murphy: Corcoran Corporation’s screaming about their supplies. What’s going on?
Burrows: I had some business to attend to. Tell me about the mission again.
Murphy: Deliver ore and construction cargo to Liverpool in Newcastle. Return here afterwards for 20000.
Accept:
Murphy: Don’t just say you’re going to do it. Do it.
Reject:
Burrows: Forget it, Murphy.
Murphy: Just who do you think you are?
Fly Murphy 2

Lynn Murphy 3

Murphy: The Corcoran Corporation is pleased with your work. Now they’ve got enough supplies to finish their next major order. I hope the mission wasn’t too hard on you.
Burrows: You’ll have to come up with more than that to scare me.
Murphy: I think I can, as a matter of fact. There’s another, tougher Retro patrol around New Detroit. They’re laying siege to the base, trying to keep out consumer goods. The Retros aren’t about to make New Detroit submit, but they are scaring away most merchants and driving consumer prices way up.
Burrows: And that’s where I come in.
Murphy: Right. You’re to deliver a cargo of generic and luxury foods. The pay is, believe it or not, 30000.
Burrows: 30000 for a food run? Wow.
Accept:
Burrows: You know I wouldn’t pass up a deal like that.
Reject:
Murphy: Not ready for the big leagues, ace?
Murphy: Changed your mind?
Burrows: Maybe. Let’s hear the mission again.
Murphy: Deliver generic and luxury foods through a Retro blockade to New Detroit. Return here afterwards for 30000.
Accept:
Burrows: I’ll take it.
Reject:
Murphy: The Retro threat is only going to get worse.
Murphy: You don’t get any money until you deliver the food.
Burrows: I understand. Let’s hear the deal again.
Murphy: Deliver generic and luxury foods through a Retro ambush to New Detroit. Return here afterwards for 30000.
Accept:
Murphy: Good luck.
Reject:
Burrows: Maybe later.
Fly Murphy 3

Lynn Murphy 4

Burrows: Well, the food’s delivered, but you and I both know it’s just a drop in the bucket.
Murphy: I thought you were just in it for the money.
Burrows: Yeah, I suppose I mostly am. Speaking of which, any more jobs?
Murphy: Yes. I’ve got one more I’m willing to give you. It’s a tough one.
Burrows: Go on.
Murphy: Pirate and Retro activity is wreaking havoc on the Metsor system. Several major corporations, who wish to remain anonymous, have offered big bucks to whoever clears out the system. I won their contract, and I’m offering you 50000 to do the job. Destroy all pirates and Retros in the Metsor system. Return here afterwards.
Accept:
Burrows: 50000. I can’t believe a skinflint like you would cough up that much cash. But I’ll be happy to relieve you of it.
Reject:
Murphy: 50000, ace. See where else you can get a deal like that.
Burrows: Has anyone else taken the mission yet?
Murphy: It’s still yours, if you want it. Want the details again?
Burrows: Yeah.
Murphy: Destroy all pirate and Retro vessels in the Metsor system. Return here afterwards for 50000. Simple, but not easy.
Accept:
Murphy: Good luck. You’ll need it.
Reject:
Burrows: Not right now. I’ll keep it in mind, though.
Murphy: You can’t accept a job like this and then forget about it. Powerful corporations hire powerful bounty hunters.
Burrows: I’ll take my chances. Tell me the story again.
Murphy: Destroy all pirate and Retro vessels in the Metsor system. Return here afterwards for 50000.
Accept:
Murphy: Don’t screw it up. I’m warning you.
Reject:
Murphy: Keep an eye out for the thugs, that’s all I can say.
Fly Murphy 4

Complete 1

Murphy: That’s all the work I have for you right now. I do have a standing offer, though. There’s this guy named Menesch. You may hear about him in your travels. I've heard the Confederation is offering a big bounty on him. If you ever get around to collecting it, come back here and I’ll supplement the bounty by 20000. That guy’s been a thorn in my side for a long time. Anyway, thanks again. See you.
Burrows: Menesch, huh? I’ll remember that.
See Tayla on Oakham pirate base, in the Pentonville system.
See Sandra Goodin on Perry Naval Base
See Masterson at Oxford Library

Complete 2

Murphy: Good to see you again. Here’s the 20000 I promised you. Don’t spend it all in one place.
Burrows: Thanks.
Murphy: By the way, I’ve heard the Confeds are also offering a bounty. You might want to go to Perry and see what’s up. I’ll see you around.
See Roman Lynch on Basque mining base, in the Pyrenees system.
See Monte on New Detroit
See Sandra Goodin on Perry Naval Base

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