After quite a hiatus, we return to our corp deep dives with IRPF! More footnotes and such coming soon…
With thanks to Sirius Beat for our intro music, “Future Club,” and outro music, “Tronicles.” Our fun, modular header art is by Absyfield , (Thank you Ashley!) and Whines is our audio engineer.
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Quick comment on phylactery spheres: The document says that some of them do send out messages, announcing their presence to some degree. These things are supposed to be gigantic riddles/challenges after all, and they want to be found. Maybe not easily, but they do. After all, what good is an immense, floating monument to your brilliance if nobody knows it’s there?
I pretty much agree with what was said regarding IRPF. Not sure I’d use them for shipping stuff. Or rather, if that’s a service they would offer. I mean, if you pay them enough, probably, but I don’t see it as something they advertise (unless I missed it saying somewhere that they do).
Final note, it’s iridium, not indium 🙂
Very nice episode. Glad to hear you guys again!
Yeah, the comment about shipping was unscripted 🙂 They probably do some of that, they do a lot of general service contracting, but I don’t think it’s worth a callout. But they do specifically do tech support, specifically in security, and they’re more than just mall cops.
I dumped the Phylactery Spheres on the hosts about an hour before recording, blame me for us not really knowing much about it!
Ah, fair enough. I think in the essence you got things right about the Spheres. They are meant to be a sci-fi dungeon crawl. A reason why you would find a place full of traps and “monsters” in a setting that shouldn’t really have something like that.
And you’re right of course, IRPF is much more than mall cops. They probably do a lot of consulting too, when a small company can’t afford the full IRPF security plan and rather hire just one person to help them set up their own security.
The way I usually explain IRPF to people new to HSD is that they came up with a set of rules and regulations regarding security and peacekeeping that everyone could more or less agree on. A security standard if you will. And they also turned out to be really good at enforcing it, so almost everyone just hires them to do hat instead of dealing with the hassle to do it themselves.
Anyway, looking forward to the next episode! 🙂