Imperium Encyclopedia in Depth: Grainne Kochowa

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Grainne Kochowa

(b. 337 SIY) Arang Pelaiyu pilot associated with the Flatrock enclave and the freighter Tyger.

Grainne Kochowa is believed to have been born in the 4th century of the Imperium on the ocean world of Merso, part of the holdings of House Malde.

While the location of an Arang Pelaiyu not in Imperial service can sometimes be difficult, enclaves keep scrupulous genealogical records. In this case, the Battle of Merso in 431, a violent conflict typical of the late stages of the Border Wars, included the destruction of the enclave along with the rest of the main lagrange station. The oceans were further poisoned by toxic chemicals in the wreckage that impacted the surface, making the underwater settlements uninhabitable. Records regarding Grainne Kochowa’s early life and education are therefore lost.

The Arang Pelaiyu of Merso, displaying their species’ traditional stoicism, took the tragedy in stride and spread to other enclaves among the Imperium. Kochowa is listed as part of the group arriving in Flatrock in SIY 432. She is then listed in some late war dispatches, serving as a relief shuttle pilot. Review of historical records show she may have helped rescue over 500 souls fleeing the siege of Urmia.

Kochowa is believed to have continued to work as a pilot on and around Flatrock for the next few decades, often for medical and relief transports. Her name appears listed in flight plans for the Tyger beginning in late SIY 470.

Note: this entry will be updated with events from 473 SIY onward after reviewing newly acquired historical documents.


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Narrowly escaping enemy agents in the Imperial capital on Acheron, the crew of the Tyger search for a safe haven for themselves and Princess Nalini.

Cast (in order of speaking):

Announcer: William R. Coughlan
Nalini al Zamin: Sophia Medley
Taquermeraphan 651: William R. Coughlan
Shen Enling: Yasmin Tuazon
Tormar: Phil Amico
Aidan Vosky: Nick DePinto
Naveed: Neil Conway
Lady Shohreh: Samantha Merrick
Baker: Bjorn Munson
Grainne Kochowa: Erin Goldstein
Reg Macorum: Brooks Tegler
Grand Duke Khalil al-Zamin: Phil Amico
Crier: Matt Bostaph

Crew:

Recorded at Big Ben Studios by Matt Bostaph.
Music was composed by John Maestri and arranged by Jason Chmiola.
Supplemental Recording at Tohubohu Productions in Burke, Virginia.
Dialogue editing by Maurice Malde.
Sound effects editing by William R. Coughlan.
Written and directed by Bjorn Munson.

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Length: 15:45
Rated AD-PG, so parental guidance is suggested. Contains sci-fi related action, nasty smells, alcohol drinking as Vic fully avails himself of an open bar, and sudden, but inevitable betrayal.

Rated AD-PG (Audio Drama “PG”)

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In space, amid the wrecks of hundreds of past space battles, the Tyger faces an enemy armada. Beneath the Imperial capital on Acheron Prime, the remaining crew try and get Princess Nalini to safety.

Cast (in order of speaking):

Announcer: William R. Coughlan
Aidan Vosky: Nick DePinto
Shen Enling: Yasmin Tuazon
Nalini al Zamin: Sophia Medley
Taquermeraphan 651: William R. Coughlan
Tormar: Phil Amico
Grainne Kochowa: Erin Goldstein
Reg Macorum: Brooks Tegler
Jochi Bortay: Bjorn Munson
Sylvia Malabar: Carol McCaffrey
Redback # 1: Neil Conway
Redback # 2: Corporal Wilhelm
Goon: Brooks Tegler
Vic Ratha: Francis Abbey

Crew:

Recorded at Big Ben Studios by Matt Bostaph.
Music was composed by John Maestri and arranged by Jason Chmiola.
Supplemental Recording at Tohubohu Productions in Burke, Virginia.
Dialogue editing by Maurice Malde.
Sound effects editing by William R. Coughlan.
Written and directed by Bjorn Munson.

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Length: 12:49
Rated AD-PG, so parental guidance is suggested. Contains sci-fi related action and peril — and Aidan almost says a naughty word.

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While the Tyger remains in the Hrageddor system, most of the crew –hidden aboard a Coutharian vessel– have landed covertly on Acheron Prime. Will they be able to escort Princess Nalini al-Zamin to safety?

Cast (in order of speaking):

Announcer: William R. Coughlan
Tormar: Phil Amico
Shen Enling: Yasmin Tuazon
Aidan Vosky: Nick DePinto
Nalini al Zamin: Sophia Medley
Taquermeraphan 651: William R. Coughlan
Grainne Kochowa: Erin Goldstein
Reg Macorum: Brooks Tegler
Jochi Bortay: Bjorn Munson
Sylvia Malabar: Carol McCaffrey

Crew:

Recorded at Big Ben Studios by Matt Bostaph.
Music was composed by John Maestri and arranged by Jason Chmiola.
Supplemental Recording at Tohubohu Productions in Burke, Virginia.
Dialogue editing by Maurice Malde.
Sound effects editing by William R. Coughlan.
Written and directed by Bjorn Munson.

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Length: 11:55
Rated AD-G for general audiences. Contains crowds, festivals, unpleasant smells, and a key discovery about Coutharian anatomy.

Rated AD-G (Audio Drama 'G')

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Can the crew of the Tyger deliver Princess Nalini al-Zamin safely to Acheron?.

Cast (in order of speaking):

Announcer: William R. Coughlan
Grainne Kochowa: Erin Goldstein
Aidan Vosky: Nick DePinto
Reg Macorum: Brooks Tegler
Mintha: Samantha Merrick
Tormar: Phil Amico
Shen Enling: Yasmin Tuazon
Taquermeraphan 651: William R. Coughlan
Nalini al Zamin: Sophia Medley

Crew:

Recorded at Big Ben Studios by Matt Bostaph.
Music was composed by John Maestri and arranged by Jason Chmiola.
Supplemental Recording at Tohubohu Productions in Burke, Virginia.
Dialogue editing by Maurice Malde.
Sound effects editing by William R. Coughlan.
Written and directed by Bjorn Munson.

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Length: 13:20
Rated AD-G for general audiences. Contains preconceived notions about other species being challenges, brief juvenile humor about mating, and lots and lots of ships.

Rated AD-G (Audio Drama 'G')

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Rescuing the Royal Princess Nalini al-Zamin from deadly peril, the Tyger races back to the safety of the core systems.

Cast (in order of speaking):

Announcer: William R. Coughlan
Grainne Kochowa: Erin Goldstein
Reg Macorum: Brooks Tegler
Aidan Vosky: Nick DePinto
Nalini al Zamin: Sophia Medley
Shen Enling: Yasmin Tuazon
Taquermeraphan 651: William R. Coughlan
Tormar: Phil Amico
Vic Ratha: Francis Abbey

Crew:

Recorded at Big Ben Studios by Matt Bostaph.
Music was composed by John Maestri and arranged by Jason Chmiola.
Supplemental Recording at Tohubohu Productions in Burke, Virginia.
Dialogue editing by Maurice Malde.
Sound effects editing by William R. Coughlan.
Written and directed by Bjorn Munson.

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Length: 14:30
Rated AD-G for general audiences. Contains both confidence and concerns about the future, expectations of class and caste, plus skimmer refits.

Rated AD-G (Audio Drama 'G')

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Will the Tyger escape before they are completely surrounded by the ships of the Zenocrate Cartel?

Cast (in order of speaking):

Announcer: William R. Coughlan
Reg Macorum: Brooks Tegler
Grainne Kochowa: Erin Goldstein
Shen Enling: Yasmin Tuazon
Nalini al Zamin: Sophia Medley
Taquermeraphan 651: William R. Coughlan
Sylvia Malabar: Carol McCaffrey
Jochi Bortay: Bjorn Munson
Rikken: Yasmin Tuazon
Aidan Vosky: Nick DePinto
Tormar: Phil Amico

Crew:

Recorded at Big Ben Studios by Matt Bostaph.
Music was composed by John Maestri and arranged by Jason Chmiola.
Supplemental Recording at Tohubohu Productions in Burke, Virginia.
Dialogue editing by Maurice Malde.
Sound effects editing by William R. Coughlan.
Written and directed by Bjorn Munson.

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Rated AD-G for general audiences. Contains cunning plans, explosions, a little moustache-twirling, and poetry.

Rated AD-G (Audio Drama 'G')

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Confronted by an old enemy at the edge of a nebula, Captain Macorum must decide to fight or flee.

Cast (in order of speaking):

Announcer: William R. Coughlan
Reg Macorum: Brooks Tegler
Grainne Kochowa: Erin Goldstein
Aidan Vosky: Nick DePinto
Nalini al Zamin: Sophia Medley
Taquermeraphan 651: William R. Coughlan
Tormar: Phil Amico
Rikken: Yasmin Tuazon
Shen Enling: Yasmin Tuazon
Jochi Bortay: Bjorn Munson
Sylvia Malabar: Carol McCaffrey

Crew:

Recorded at Big Ben Studios by Matt Bostaph.
Music was composed by John Maestri and arranged by Jason Chmiola.
Supplemental Recording at Tohubohu Productions in Burke, Virginia.
Dialogue editing by Maurice Malde.
Sound effects editing by William R. Coughlan.
Written and directed by Bjorn Munson.

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Rescuing the Royal Princess Nalini al-Zamin from deadly peril, the Tyger races back to the safety of the core systems.

Cast (in order of speaking):

Announcer: William R. Coughlan
Nalini al Zamin: Sophia Medley
Taquermeraphan 651: William R. Coughlan
Aidan Vosky: Nick DePinto
Reg Macorum: Brooks Tegler
Grainne Kochowa: Erin Goldstein
Jochi Bortay: Bjorn Munson

Crew:

Recorded at Big Ben Studios by Matt Bostaph.
Music was composed by John Maestri and arranged by Jason Chmiola.
Supplemental Recording at Tohubohu Productions in Burke, Virginia.
Dialogue editing by Maurice Malde.
Sound effects editing by William R. Coughlan.
Written and directed by Bjorn Munson.

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Length: 11:03
Rated AD-G for general audiences. Contains a lot of history of the Imperium, backstory on the characters, and so, so much patience.

Rated AD-G (Audio Drama 'G')

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On a rescue mission on a distant moon, the crew finds they may have come too late.

Cast (in order of speaking):

Announcer: William R. Coughlan
Shen Enling: Yasmin Tuazon
Taquermeraphan 651: William R. Coughlan
Aidan Vosky: Nick DePinto
Nalini al Zamin: Sophia Medley
Grainne Kochowa: Erin Goldstein
Reg Macorum: Brooks Tegler

Crew:

Recorded at Big Ben Studios by Matt Bostaph.
Music was composed by John Maestri and arranged by Jason Chmiola.
Supplemental Recording at Tohubohu Productions in Burke, Virginia.
Dialogue editing by Maurice Malde.
Sound effects editing by William R. Coughlan.
Written and directed by Bjorn Munson.

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Length: 12:13
Rated AD-G for general audiences. Contains adventure-related action, including slicing, dicing, and blaster fire.

Rated AD-G (Audio Drama 'G')