If we tackled this then I’d imagine it’d come off as more of a freeform character development and writing project rather than a conventional RP. Ten days of kicking around, thumb twiddling, and stewing about their current predicament. At the very least it’d be an opportunity to flesh out background details and build up some rapport between characters.It'd certainly be something different (how often do you see a 40K story centred around not fighting, but a road trip and an astropath's birthday?) though I'll admit I'm not sure how I'd go about driving the plot of such a story.
I think the Kaleidoscope intro could still hold as Gavin was in a bad enough way. Ella, courtesy of her astropathic sight, would probably be the only person to know how bad he’s doing. Plus she’s one of the few player characters left who wasn’t too involved with their own or someone else’s personal turmoil.As for getting round Gavin's anti-social behaviour, certain scenes from the Kaleidoscope intro might be redacted, or even just shifted to have taken place earlier during the journey rather than right before the arrival at Jupiter.
Gavin had been with the Inquisition for maybe two years at most, and all exclusively with TF Carbon. At best I could see him being a cameo for if/when the cavalry gets called in. He was rather naïve in A Wash of Black, at least towards intra-Inquisitorial strife, and any more involvement other than airborne curb stomping could alter that. I’d prefer to leave that angle of him intact, and developing another character wouldn’t be a problem.Only two of the above can't be got round: Ella and Skip, who were definitively placed in-narrative as still training on Terra and in the Guard respectively. I don't think the exact timing of Gavin joining the inquisition was ever established, so he might have been around (as a part of the stormtrooper force). Trying to include Arcolin and Zerlinda would admittedly be a bit more contrived (the team will have had to have been involved in the investigation on Marioch, or in Zerlinda's tech heresy with appropriate retconning of the heresy's date) and full of limiting factors like they can never meet Arcolin face to face.
Confirmation of Replicants? That’s some most excellent news – consider me signed up. Wasn’t the Inquisitor from the Pembroke series from the Ordo Xenos anyhow? That'd justifiy the gang's involvement. I’d personally be more partial towards it being on RPA, although either site would be fine.I would certainly like to look at this - I'll do some more planning over the holidays and see if the upcoming "Replicants" might be modified to feature the survivors from Pembroke. If nothing else, it's about time Kelly Black got upgraded from "satellite character" status.
Also, to quote the suspiciously named IST Private O’Rourke: “Kelly Black? Total fox, she is.”