Mongoose 2nd: Showing the Sunburst

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Showing the Sunburst
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Naval Adventure 2
Author Martin Dougherty
Canonical Yes
Edition 1st
Format Book (Softback) / PDF
Language English
Pages 35
Publisher Mongoose Publishing
Version Mongoose 2nd
Year Published 2019
Available from DriveThru RPG
ISBN 978-1-908460-88-2

Showing the Sunburst is a Mongoose Publishing source book written for Mongoose 2nd.

Taking command of a warship assigned to the troubled Jewell-Vilis naval station, the Travellers are sent on what looks like a simple flag-showing mission. All they have to do is visit a few worlds, remind friend and foe alike that the navy is around, and give assistance to Imperial diplomats operating in the region. There is, however, a sealed section in their orders – to be opened after their ship leaves port.

Ordered to quietly locate misappropriated Imperial ships, the Travellers are immediately plunged into the murky politics of the region. They must find the vessels without appearing to look for them, and make a decision when they succeed. Should they deprive pro-Imperial factions of their means of self-defence? Should they look closely at how the ships were obtained? And what of the situation on Arden? An officer from a foreign power faces trial and execution there. Is it in the interests of the Imperium to support the process, or to obstruct it? Weighty decisions are made under the sunburst banner, and a mistake could move a tense situation another step towards war.

Shakedown Cruise is a complete naval mission for Traveller. A copy of the Element Class Cruiser: Shipbuilder’s Blueprints box set is required.


Martin Dougherty
Matthew Sprange
Morné Schaap
Shen Fei, Jon Torres, Amy Perrett

Table of Contents[edit]

Mongoose 2nd: Showing the Sunburst
Chapter Pages
Introduction 2-3
Ships and Crews 4
Referee's Information 5-12
Guidance for Referee's 13-14
The Mission 15-18
General Considerations 19-22
Extolay Naval Base 23
Showing the Sunburst 24-26
Skipper, Skipper! 27
Diplomatic Duty 28-33
Locate and Retrieve 34
Return to Base 35


Library Data[edit]

Library data entries

Library Data Entries (Public)[edit]

  1. Arden (world)
  2. Caloran (world)
  3. Extolay (world)
  4. Far Trader
  5. Free Trader
  6. Frond (world)
  7. Gazelle class Close Escort
  8. Jewell (world)
  9. Jewell Subsector
  10. Mercenary Cruiser
  11. Patrol Corvette
  12. Pequan (world)
  13. Phlume (world)
  14. Rangent (world)
  15. Seeker class Mining Ship
  16. Scout/Courier
  17. Stave (world)
  18. Subsidized Liner
  19. Subsidized Merchant
  20. Tionale (world)
  21. Tremous Dex (world)
  22. Utoland (world)
  23. Vilis (world)
  24. Vilis Subsector
  25. Yacht
  26. Zenopit (world)
  27. Zircon (world)
  28. 899-076 (world)

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