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Staggering Stories Podcast #325: He’ll Save Every One of Us
by Staggering Stories Podcast
Sun, 06 Oct 2019 09:00

Summary: Adam J Purcell, Andy Simpkins, Fake Keith, Jean Riddler, the Real Keith Dunn and Steven Clare review the Big Finish boxset Doctor Who: The Legacy of Time and the 1980 film Flash Gordon, find some general news, and a variety of other stuff, specifically: 00:00 – Intro and theme tune. 00:59 — Welcome! 01:57 […]


Staggering Stories Podcast #324: Having a Carnival Row
by Staggering Stories Podcast
Sun, 22 Sep 2019 09:00

Summary: Adam J Purcell, Andy Simpkins, Fake Keith, Jean Riddler and the Real Keith Dunn review the Doctor Who: Planet of the Spiders audiobook and Amazon’s Carnival Row TV series, discuss the recent BFI Doctor Who event, find some general news, and a variety of other stuff, specifically: 00:00 – Intro and theme tune. 00:45 […]


Staggering Stories Podcast #323: Convention Duo and Hairy Ludo
by Staggering Stories Podcast
Sun, 08 Sep 2019 09:00

Summary: Adam J Purcell, Andy Simpkins, Fake Keith, Jean Riddler and the Real Keith Dunn discuss their time at the Doctor Who conventions Fan TC Con and Whooverville 11, review the 1986 film Labyrinth, find some general news, and a variety of other stuff, specifically: 00:00 – Intro and theme tune. 00:54 — Welcome! 01:36 […]


Staggering Stories Podcast #322: Puppets and Pompadours
by Staggering Stories Podcast
Sun, 25 Aug 2019 09:00

Summary: Adam J Purcell, Andy Simpkins, Fake Keith, the Real Keith Dunn and Steven Clare review Doctor Who: The Girl in the Fireplace and The Dark Crystal (1982 film), find some general news, and a variety of other stuff, specifically: 00:00 – Intro and theme tune. 00:50 — Welcome! 01:46 – News: 01:58 — Star […]


Staggering Stories Podcast #321: Genesis of Dusty Bin
by Staggering Stories Podcast
Sun, 11 Aug 2019 09:00

Summary: Adam J Purcell, Andy Simpkins, Jean Riddler, Keith Dunn and Steven Clare review Doctor Who: Genesis of the Daleks and Stranger Things 3, find some general news, and a variety of other stuff, specifically: 00:00 – Intro and theme tune. 01:11 — Welcome! 01:51 – News: 01:59 — The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy: […]


Staggering Stories Podcast #320: Splendiferous Spider-man and Spitting Spiridon
by Staggering Stories Podcast
Sun, 28 Jul 2019 13:33

Summary: Adam J Purcell, Andy Simpkins, Fake Keith, Jean Riddler and the Real Keith Dunn review Doctor Who: Planet of the Daleks and the 2019 film Spider-man: Far from Home, find some general news, and a variety of other stuff, specifically: 00:00 – Intro and theme tune. 01:11 — Welcome! 01:54 – News: 02:05 — […]

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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,