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Staggering Stories Commentary #211: Doctor Who – World Enough and Time
by Staggering Stories Podcast
Sun, 18 Feb 2018 09:00

Summary: Adam J Purcell, Andy Simpkins and Keith Dunn sit down, pained, in front of the 2017 Doctor Who S10 episode, ‘World Enough and Time’, and spout our usual nonsense! Bill’s innards are feeling a bit of a draft, Razor is channeling Zathras and the Doctor is taking years to do anything. But enough of […]


Staggering Stories Podcast #282: Lighting Up Leicester
by Staggering Stories Podcast
Sun, 11 Feb 2018 09:00

Summary: Adam J Purcell, Andy Simpkins, Fake Keith, the Real Keith Dunn and Scott Fuller review the 2013 Big Finish Doctor Who 50th anniversary story ‘The Light at the End’, discuss their visit to the Doctor Who convention ‘Science of the Time Lords’, find some general news, and a variety of other stuff, specifically: 00:00 […]


Staggering Stories Commentary #210: Babylon 5 – The Wheel of Fire
by Staggering Stories Podcast
Sun, 04 Feb 2018 09:00

Summary: Adam J Purcell, Andy Simpkins and Keith Dunn sit down, bargaining, in front of the Season 5 Babylon 5 episode ‘The Wheel of Fire’, and spout our usual nonsense! G’Kar has become a cult, Delenn has a parasite and Lochley finally does something. But enough of their problems, please sit down with us to […]


Staggering Stories Podcast #281: Ruler of Swindon (or maybe Sweden?)
by Staggering Stories Podcast
Sun, 28 Jan 2018 09:00

Summary: Adam J Purcell, Andy Simpkins, Fake Keith and the Real Keith Dunn discuss our Top Ten 2017 Films, review the 2017 Big Finish Doctor Who boxset ‘The New Adventures of Bernice Summerfield, Vol. 4 – Ruler of the Universe’, find some general news, and a variety of other stuff, specifically: 00:00 – Intro and […]


Staggering Stories Commentary #209: Doctor Who – The Eaters of Light
by Staggering Stories Podcast
Sun, 21 Jan 2018 10:55

Summary: Adam J Purcell, Andy Simpkins and Keith Dunn sit down, consuming, in front of the 2017 Doctor Who S10 episode, ‘The Eaters of Light’, and spout our usual nonsense! Bill has fallen down a hole (again), Nardole is getting inked up and Kar is fending off a demon. But enough of their problems, please […]


Staggering Stories Podcast #280: Welcome to the Annual Predictability
by Staggering Stories Podcast
Sun, 14 Jan 2018 09:00

Summary: Adam J Purcell, Fake Keith, Jean Riddler, the Real Keith Dunn and Scott Fuller discuss Capaldi’s best Doctor Who bits, review the film Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle, come up with our Predictions, Hopes and Dreams, and Fears for 2018, see how wrong we were about our Predictions for 2017, find some general news, […]

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Death Bringer's The Prestinium

As hunting in the mind of Adam J Purcell


Tonb Terak

Physical Description

Encased in protective armour. Metallic grey and extremely well kept, it gives him a very dangerous appearance. He is well armed and carries a Jet-Pack on his back, always ready for battle. .

 

Background

His origins are completely unknown, he has never discussed them but rumours have it that his home planet lies out in the unknown regions. Somehow he found his way into known space and began work as a freelance soldier, a mercenary. His work soon developed into bounty hunting and hired destruction. He quickly made a name for himself as a consummate professional who never fails to honour a contract. For a number of years Terak successfully dealt with the Empire, usually performing assassinations and sabotage, until they tried to kill him that is. It was after he single handedly eliminated the entire ruling council of the Ui'Ghtoch system (an important Alliance sympathiser) that the Empire made its attempt on his life. Believing Terak to know too much they rigged his ship to explode when it went to Hyperspace after the job. It failed to go off. Terak, unaware of this, was then asked to assassinate General Henral Wefod of the Imperial Navy - a suspected rebel spy. He followed his target on vacation to Chandrila. Little known to him Imperial agents had tailed him there and beat him to Wefod. Less than pleased Terak fled Chandrila expecting problems from the Imperials. He was correct. Two Lancer frigates ambushed his ship in orbit. Multiple Quad Laser Cannon hits destroyed his craft, the Avenger. Badly injured he narrowly escaped in a damaged escape pod and crash landed back on Chandrila. A few months later he was hired by a retired Imperial Captain (who was against the 'New Order') to rescue some friends held in the penal colony of Star's End. These 'friends' gave Terak the chance to work for the Alliance Against the New Order. He agreed to assist a team of rebels on a number of missions, always for a good price. A Vice Admiral (rumoured to be of the same species) captured Terak's remaining family and tried to force him to track down the rebels in his team. Never one to submit to blackmail he attempted to rescue his family. The Admiral was prepared and had Terak captured. He stated that he had killed his captives and warned Terak never to cross the Empire again. Why the Vice Admiral took particular interest in Terak is unknown, he is rarely heard of and apparently spends most of his time outside Imperial space...

 

Personality

Has always preferred action and a good fire fight to ambiguous speech. Once he was considered to have little personality, his actions were entirely based on the requirements of the moment. Things have changed. He has become twisted, almost evil. Always works alone and has little interest in rejoining the Alliance, he knows they would not appreciate his methods and are unlikely to trust him anymore. Never speaks of himself and carefully ensures that no one ever sees him unmasked. Shows little positive emotion and acts in a very cold fashion,