Gleed's Classic Traveller Adventures in the Agrarian Commonwealth
(John) C. Savage, Admiral
(Original 9AEEBA, After recovery BBFEBA) Mustered Age 38 to Age 45
Terms: 4 -
Reactivated, Agrarian Commonwealth Navy
Vacc Suit 3, SMG 1, Laser Carbine 1, Gunnery 1, Engineering 2, Pilot 3,
Battle Dress 1, Navigation 2, Tactics 1
brown hair, blue eyes, 6ft tall, 195lbs.
wardrobe (several naval uniforms, safari-style ruggedwear cloths), Vacc
Suit, Standard wrist watch, Suspended animation watch (replace
battery/capsule every 2 mo), wedding ring, white sound device,
Personalized Battle Dress(royal blue), Cont. Range communicator, comb.
face mask, engineering tool kit, cerimonial navy sword, Red Death Blade, LI Goggles,
grav belt, dart gun, LAG, and letter of intro. from
Co-owner (w/wife) The Excalibur Project (TEP) corp.
approx value 220Mcr. Later merged with Zuezes Holdings.
- Griffon 300t
close escort (privately funded several refits),
a modified 800t merc cruiser (destroyed in pirate battle),
- a 400t
escort, 1000t tender, and
- 3-300t dutchman class
John was born on the Agrarian
Skional to merchant
Captain David Savage and Anne (Baxton) Savage. David
sold his ship "St George" and settled on their homeworld of Skional
refurbishing the family Plantation, "Tortova".
John served a term in college at the RNA and 4 terms in the navy. After
year he was, re-activivated, spent 6 year hunting pirates and fighting
the war. His injuries at the Battle of Pelcrest were 3 years into the
war and required 6 months of convalescence.
Initial Service Record Attachments:
- Cadet Royal Navy Academy,
- Gunner on the 10kt cruiser
- Engineer on the 800t merc.
- Pilot of the 600t courier
Re-Activated Service Record:
- Commander Griffon 300t close
- Captain Starlowe 3000t cruiser,
- Fleet Captain 14th Vengeance
Olney Fleet - Olney
- Commodore 14th Vengeance Fleet
(squadron was expanded and upgraded)
- Fleet Admiral 14th Vengeance
Drexel (after the fall of Olney)
- Fleet Admiral 14th VF -
John Savage served 5 terms in the Navy and mustered out on Drexel (a
Lebanon like divided world). There he met, fell for and married
adventurous Jackie Brown. He quickly discovered his new wife to be a
Shortly after the marriage he is reactivated by His Highness and works
to the wartime promotion of Admiral and the conclusion of the war...
- Recovered lost 400t subsidized
- Defended 5,000t luxury liner
Pirates in the capital system of Epilose
VIII, while on his Honeymoon.
Awarded audience with King & Queen MerClear and a letter of
introduction. Savage is reactivated in the Commonwealth Navy with
of a pirate hunting, 300t close escort, A.C.S. Griffon. Savage
drags his crew, team of friends and wife on excursions to rid Epilose
of its piracy activities.
- While on Epilose John and
the ship manufacturing company,
TEP. The Excalibur Project, Inc. is tasked with constructing a state of
the art 800-ton
Mercenary Cruiser, Excalibur, as its first project.
- Griffon, destroys 2 pirate
and 1 400t corsair ship. Damaged and faught off a 2nd 400t ship
commanded by the feared pirate Broderick. A missjump required a long
trip back to Agrarian space, from the Republic, lowering crew morale.
- The ship was in such bad
condition that a ship's head and other systems were canabalized to
- How the vessel jumped to
Albion is still classified, Top Secret.
- Deadsticked the
severely damaged Griffon into landing on the forward starport at
Albion. A paranoid aAdmiral shipped Savage, crew and ship back to
Epilose for courtmarshal
after calling out a planet-wide war alert for what he thought must have
a terrorist activity by the neighboring Industrial Union of the Stars
- While being tried on a 1,440t
class cruiser, Broderick attacks the cruiser and 800t merc cruiser. The
Excalibur is lost in her first action before Savage can take command.
Savage boards the Griffon
attempting to fight
Broderick per the Cascade commanders order. Broderick jumps Savage
missjumps in an attempt to follow him.
- Deep in enemy territory,
Union of the Stars, the Griffon
tricks and destroys 20 400dt zdits ships, 2 sub merchants and other
- Upon returning to Epsilon the
that war broke out with the
IUS. While the crew was on Epilose the IUS attacked Albion and
quickly overan these assets. Charges against Savage are dropped after
Savage and team meet Sir Negav Zuezes - they work to
plots of nuclear terrorism within the capital.
- Promoted to Captain Savage and
command of Zuezes' untested 3000t
& escorts. Their first attack behind enemy lines captures a 10
million ton repair
facility and a 10k cruiser - the use of a new marine force, the
Legionaires, is instrumental in this boarding action.
- Savage instructs TEP to refit
75,000ton IUS warship left for dead in AG territory from the First War,
Fire Palace. TEP is also instructed to setup bases on Drexel and the
Epilose gas giant moon of Manilus. This is the first step in an
alliance between the naval officers and an effort to use their
influences to win the war.
- Fleet Captain Savage and team
assemble a suicide assault on the ememy homeworld Baylis, project code
name is Border Patrol. Former Grand Admiral
Negav Zuezes (PC) assists in assembling the 14th Vengeance fleet and
accompanies the fleet as an advisor. After reaching the enemy homeworld
and inflicting heavy losses on enemy forces, it is agreed that they
should make an effort to return home with the intelligence they
accumulated. The team slowely returns with heavy losses. Actions of
the fleet are now well known throughout both empires.
- John and Jackie are injured in
boat accident. Jackie seperates
in an effort to recover from her more severe wounds. John continues to
fighting after the
assassination of his friend and leader, the Admiral of Merclear.
- Uncofirmed rumors that Jackie
actually pregnant with Johnny Savage.
- Former Grand Admiral Negav
reactivated by his Majesty, with permission. Savage is given command of the
Agrarian Fleets flagship, Royal Sovereign, a 125,000t Battleship.
- GA Negav Zuezes and recently
capital ships and 300 escorts in the 14th Vengenace Fleet, lead
the Battle of Pelcrest in an effort to destroy
largest fleet and undermine their largest economy. Although highly
units (influenced by
PCs and Jackie) start to overthrow Pelcrest, heavy losses begin a war
of attrition. The enemy launches blockades against several Agrarian
worlds while nuking Epilose. The home fleet fails to defend against the
attack. The king is killed in initial attacks, the
capital and naval academy destroyed. Her highness becomes the reigning
monarch of the Agrarian Commonwealth.
- Reserves reach Pelcrest and
returns with his original 14th fleet to
his base at Drexel in an effort to hold off a significant
invasion force. See the declassified "Battle of Drexel IUS After Action
Report" for additional details.
- The majority of AC fleets are
in a battle for Pelcrest. Savage
returns to Pelcrest in an attempt to turn the tides of battle and break
the attrition. Savage is severely injured in the assault and is
returned to Drexel by Negav Zuezes. Where he makes a complete recovery.
- It was briefly rumored that
near death and cloned but this was never confirmed while yet other
suggested it was a tough recovery. It is known that Savage wore a
non-military regulation BattleDress armour in combat.
- Savage returns to command of
VF at Drexel for
of the war.
- The IUS sues for peace as
effort has nearly
backrupted their interstellar economy. Her Royal Highness Merclear
conditions for peace in hopes of rebuilding.
- Savage goes through his
commanding the Drexel defense. Sends promotions, awards, medals and
commodations to those who served under him during the war, both
surviving and postumously. Also sends letters of sympathy to those
surviving relatives of people serving under his command. Basically,
catches up on all of the paperwork.
- Savage begins rebuilding the Royal Navy Academy and advising
on a new Navy structure and social programs.
1. Intercepted Enemy Transmission - Battle of Drexel - IUS After Action
2. Inflicted an estimated enemy loss rate of 100 IUS Navy personnel per
AC person. Ground and support personnel statistics are not available.
3. Officially noted as demoralizing enemy forces on several occasions
Vengeance Fleets suicide mission to the IUS homeworld that officially
various enemy squadrons, and captured assets.
4. Decisive support for the assault and overthrow of the IUS on their
largest industrial system, Pelcrest.
Negav Zuezes (To know Savage
is to know his friends and Allies)
- It is believed that Negav
Admiral Savage were good friends. It is a matter of record that they
merged their businesses becoming partners.
- Jackie and Savage seperated
and continued drifting apart while she continues her efforts to
overthrow local IUS forces on Pelcrest. It is
rumored that she assisted in saving Pelcrest from IUS nuclear
destruction per Savage's special operations.
- Savage is assumed to be
involved in the
restructure of Her Majesties Military Intelligence, Clandestine
Operations Secret Service (MICOSS).
- The rumored stealth ship might
have been a
rebuilt, captured IUS 400dt Zhdits destroyer escort. It
isbelieved that Savage used an alternate vessel during several
operations while the Griffon was under refit.
Zuezes retired as a Jump Marine Lieutenant from the Marine Corps. He graduated from college with a flight
surgeon degree and transferred into the Navy
Command Branch. During the Second War, Zuezes was promoted to the
rank of Grand Admiral. He retired and was eventually knighted after the
close of the war when he actively participated in government and his
personal buisness. At the outbreak of the Second War we was
re-activated by His Highness, King Merclear.
(Brown) Savage was a known resident of Drexel. She's is an
attractive but reclusive woman. The source of her wealth is
assumed to be very, successful business dealing.
JPS Gleed design of the
tri-empire system environment could be compared to a world where the
British Commonwealth and the Soviet Union go to war while the US
and remainder of Europe sit it out. After a decade of play, there were
stories left out or briefly mentioned.
These adventures are a matter of Agrarian Commonwealth Public Record,
other activities such as the Savage Clone have never been
Authors Note: This was the first Traveller universe I participated in.
It inspired me to begin my own Traveller Universe. When I "re-created"
My Traveller Universe (MTU) in 2003-4, I
decided to incorporate my design for the Royal Navy Academy into the
infrastructure as a re-organized remnant of the Imperium. This website
is named for that organization.
Classic Traveller is copyrighted by
FarFutures. The Adventures in the Agrarian Commonwealth are copyrighted
by JPS Gleed. John Savage is copyrighted by Scott White. Discussion of
the AC and Gleed's Traveller campaign are printed with permission.