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TANGO SECTOR— Four down-on-their-luck spacefaring criminals try to eke out a living smuggling and picking up jobs in the highly-regulated world of Tango Sector, where nothing's as it seems and someone's always watching you. THE UNEXPLORED PLACES is an actual play podcast about exploring weird worlds and making bold choices. We are currently playing Scum & Villainy by Stras Acimovic and John LeBoeuf-Little.
 
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[ POSTER, HALF RIPPED, ATTACHED TO AN ALLEY WALL IN LOWER CITY, LISIANTHUS, THISTLE ] [ image description: a drawing of the Leviathan in black, gray, and blue marker. The image is not very detailed, a series of overlapping gray rectangles that make up the shape of a snake, with its mouth open and a blue beam of light coming out of it. Below the ima…
 
[ PERSONAL CORRESPONDENCE // FROM: OMEGA BLUE, BLACKFORD & DESAI ECOLOGY // TO: CONSUL SENECA WARD, THE ELECTORATE INC. ] Consul Ward, On behalf of Blackford & Desai, and more specifically Project Leviathan, I would like to thank you and the Electorate for your continued support in our endeavours. The funding and resources offered to our project by…
 
CONTENT WARNINGS: injections, head trauma [ LEVIATHAN STATION INTERNAL COMMUNICATIONS - PRIVATE DIRECT MESSAGE LOG ] Axelle: oh fuck today was NOT the day to try to get away with being out of uniform Orlov: ??? L. Axelle: you haven’t seen them yet? L. Axelle: lol good luck, she’s gonna tear you a new one This week, on Tango Sector: With some of the…
 
[ A SELECTION FROM THEORETICAL NOTES ON PRACTICAL APPLICATIONS: A SURVEY OF REMNANT TECHNOLOGY BY DR. A. VINCENT SARAMANDO ] If the theory of field suspension holds across more than just this limited range of contact—an experiment unfortunately far beyond the capabilities of any lab currently extant on any planet, moon, or station in the Sector—the…
 
CONTENT WARNINGS: vomit [ EXCERPTED FROM A BLACKFORD & DESAI STANDARD EMPLOYMENT APPLICATION FOR POSITION ON A SILVER-TIER CLASSIFIED PROJECT ] I, the undersigned, [print name], do hereby consent to Blackford & Desai’s terms of non-disclosure and project classification. I acknowledge that failure to abide by these terms will result not only in the …
 
CONTENT WARNINGS: forced interrogation [ POSTED ANONYMOUSLY TO THE PUBLIC DIGITAL NOTICES BOARD, CENTRAL CONCOURSE GAMMA, THE CHORDS, HOMILY ] DISCREET, EXPERIENCED TREASURE HUNTERS WANTED FOR EXPEDITION TO CHANDRA. INTERESTED PARTIES CONTACT AT 458-38773 X. 12. This week, on Tango Sector: As they come back together on Homily, the crew of Pelagian …
 
[ SHIPPING MANIFEST, BLACKFORD & DESAI BRAMBLE CLASS SCIENCE VESSEL BRYONY, EN ROUTE FROM THISTLE TO LOVELOCK ] One small box, containing ███ ███████ ████, ℅ Project █████████. This week, on Tango Sector: A meditation on potential futures. Support us on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/unexploredcast Follow us on Twitter: https://twitter.com/unexpl…
 
CONTENT WARNINGS: depictions of extreme violence and severe injury, temporary blindness [ ARCHIVED DOCUMENT FROM THE EXCAVATION OF EARLY REMNANT FINDINGS ON CHANDRA ] . . . The technology seen here is markedly different from that which we have grown used to in our own society—different mechanical parts, different points of connection. The internal …
 
[ EXCERPTED FROM A DIGITAL COMMUNICATION FROM PROFESSOR ADLER KASSNER OF THE TERMINUS SCHOOL OF ARTS AND SCIENCES, TO A COLLEAGUE ] While in my initial examinations of the beacon itself I have not been able to determine a function for the structure, it is clear there is some connection between this one and those that have sprung up elsewhere on Cha…
 
CONTENT WARNINGS: eye horror [ GRAFFITI FOUND IN A TRAIN TUNNEL ON HOMILY ] [ID: image shows a graffitied wall in a poorly lit tunnel. the graffiti consists of a simply line drawing of two eyes in black and silver spray paint; one of the eyes has a silver iris and no pupil and the other is entirely black. over the eyes are the words “SHE IS THE ALL…
 
[ MESSAGE FOUND ON PERSONAL TERMINAL OF ABSOLUTE ELYX, DATED SHORTLY AFTER THE DEPARTURE OF CASH BLACK FROM THE ELECTORATE, INC. ] I’d keep my head down if I were you, in all honesty. You’re going to end up taking the fall one way or another—the lower you get before it happens, the less the impact will hurt. Climb your way back up when the heat is …
 
CONTENT WARNINGS: discussion of unethical human experimentation, syringes, mentions of kidnapping & hostages [ DESCRIPTION PRINTED ON A SHEET OF LABELS, SIZED FOR STANDARD VIALS, FOUND ON THE DESK OF DR. SEMAFOR BROWN, CIRCADIA COMPLEX LAB #302-s ] CAUTION: DO NOT INJECT OR OTHERWISE CONSUME WITHOUT DIRECT SUPERVISION OF A SPECIALIST. SIDE EFFECTS …
 
[ EXCERPTED FROM A STANDARD TERMINUS SCHOOL OF ARTS AND SCIENCES ADMISSIONS BROCHURE ] Our campus is a peaceful and productive oasis of academic inquiry located in the heart of bustling Terminus City, surrounded by art, culture, and excitement on all sides. Within the campus’ state of the art facilities, Terminus School of Arts and Sciences offers …
 
QUERY: [[ THE ROYAL SEAT OF ILIA // ILIA // SIERRA SYSTEM ]] … RETURNING QUERY RESULTS FROM ""TL-TRU HOSPITALITY DATABASE"" … … QUERY PENDING … … CLASSIFIED QUERY. QUERY FLAGGED. SYSTEM SHUTTING DOWN … This week, on Tango Sector: After reconnecting with the Gravesent on Ilia to stay off the Martinet’s radar, the crew of Pelagian prepares to split u…
 
CONTENT WARNINGS: panic attack, hostage situation, police violence, severe injury and medical procedures [ JOURNAL OF UNIDENTIFIED PRIVATE CITIZEN, SEKHAR CITY, CHANDRA, RECORDED AND STORED IN PUBLIC ACCESS CLOUD ] You wouldn’t have believed it, if you’d been there: the way the sky lit up, electric blue, the way the whole horizon at sunset jumped f…
 
CONTENT WARNINGS: asphyxiation and discussions of space-related oxygen deprivation [ AUDIO FEED CAPTURED FROM SECURITY RECORDINGS, TORUS STATION, PRIMARY DOCKING BAY ] DOCKING BAY SUPERVISOR STAYNES: Hey! You can’t be here, that’s off limits— ( MUFFLED SOUNDS OF GUNFIRE. A SCREAM ) UNIDENTIFIED VOICE: Bag him and move out. Elevator’s that way. Eris…
 
[ MARTINET LOCAL BROADCAST, ALL FREQUENCIES ] THIS AREA IS OFF LIMITS BY ORDER OF THE TANGO SECTOR LABOR AND TRANSIT REPRESENTATIVE UNION AND THE MARTINET. DO NOT ATTEMPT TO CROSS INTO THIS AREA. NO SHIPS OF ANY CLASS WILL BE PERMITTED BEYOND THIS LINE. NO GOODS OF ANY KIND WILL BE PERMITTED BEYOND THIS LINE. NO INDIVIDUAL TRAVELERS WILL BE PERMITT…
 
QUERY: [[ ZENITH // VERITY // IWASAKI SYSTEM ]] … RETURNING QUERY RESULTS FROM ""TL-TRU HOSPITALITY DATABASE"" … HOME, MOST NOTABLY, TO THE IMPRESSIVE DOMES OF THE TWILIT CATHEDRAL AND THOSE MEMBERS OF THE CHURCH OF THE DUSK WHO MAKE THEIR WAY TO THE PLANET ANNUALLY TO BASK IN THE REFLECTED LIGHT OF THE HOLY PLANET OF OMIA, ZENITH IS ONE OF THE SIT…
 
[ EXCERPTED FROM PRIVATE MESSAGE, LOCALLY ENCRYPTED, ADDRESSED TO MINISTER HARDLY HOPING OF THE CHOSEN OF THE SACRAL HOLLOW ] Given the data we’ve got? I think it’s an impractical strategy. I think we’re better off hitting them before they move pieces than returning what they’ve already taken. Which, yeah, I know we leave a lot behind that way, but…
 
[ excerpted from “On Basque’s Theory of Remnant Architectonics, Twelve Years Later: A Reflection on the Unified Design of Starlight,” by Ghislaine Menaleia, published in Grounded Imaginings 142, no. 3, 87-106 ] … because, in truth, it was not the rootedness of the artifacts which appealed to Basque’s theory, but the upwards momentum, the reaching g…
 
[ FUNDING EXTENSION REPORT SUBMITTED TO BLACKFORD & DESAI ECOLOGY // LOC: BLACKFORD & DESAI PRIMARY LINKED SERVER // CLASSIFICATION LEVEL: 3B ] PROJECT NAME: Vel PROJECT LEADER: Faraday REPORT IDENTIFICATION NUMBER: 620-87 #0024 Initial findings based on a GPR scan indicated a depth of roughly 1.8 kilometers below the site’s surface level, from whi…
 
[ NOTE WRITTEN ON A FOLDED NAPKIN, FOUND IN A MINER’S BAR IN SNOWMELT, WRAPPED AROUND A STICK CONTAINING 5 CRED ] Code’s attached. Signal when the hand-off has been made. This week, on Tango Sector: Heading back to Snowmelt to touch base with Emeritus Na once more, the crew of Pelagian takes some much-needed time to cool off and lay low. Melas does…
 
[ DELETED MESSAGE EXCHANGE, PARTIALLY RECOVERED FROM DELETED FILE STORAGE ON WRECKING CREW INTERNAL SERVERS ] FROM: UNKNOWN SENDER R, please don’t do something you might regret [ read ✓ ] This week, on Tango Sector: Struggling to keep their cool and stop the Wrecking Crew from getting captured, the crew of Pelagian gets increasingly desperate in th…
 
EXCERPTED FROM THE MEETING MINUTES OF THE INDEPENDENT SNOWMELT PROTECTORATE ORGANIZATIONAL AND PLANNING COMMITTEE, [DATE REDACTED] MEETING CONVENED BY: KAYLA ANDERSMINUTES RECORDED BY: TY FINN Point of Order #4 - Will the Protectorate ally itself with the Unity Anti-Union Unincorporation in pursuit of executing organized civil unrest on Snowmelt in…
 
[ ENCRYPTED SHORT-RANGE TRANSMISSION. POINT OF ORIGIN: HAVEN, VY’ERR. STANDARD SYNCHRONICITY ENCRYPTION, EMBEDDED ENCRYPTION CODE PHRASE: SYCORAX ] update on the homily camera shows increased activity over the past three cycles, particularly during times when the chamber is otherwise empty. from the position of the camera, it is difficult to make o…
 
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