We Come in Peace
Despite years of interactions with the Qin race, their intentions toward humanity remain a mystery. Similarly, with only recent contact, the true motives of the alien Coalition are also clouded in doubt. The time has come for humanity to discover the truth behind each alien race's interest in Earth.
But do the Aliens?
Deception is the final installment of the two-part Alien Encounter adventure series that explores the Trinity Universe's enigmatic — and often dangerous — alien races, as characters investigate the odd Qin and the malevolent Coalition. Comprehensive source material also gives Storytellers plenty of information about the aliens, which can be used for many different scenarios.
- Two complete adventures usable for any Trinity series
- Revealing source material on the alien Qin and Coalition races
- Events that will shape the fate of the Trinity Universe!
Release: Originally published in July 1999, Deception is the second part of the Alien Encounter duology, which in combination with Darkness Revealed, explored much of Trinity's metaplot. While the previous book's two scenarios focused predominantly on the Chromatics, this book's scenes are split between the enigmatic Qin and their homeworld of Qinshui, and the shadowy Coalition, who have sought out an alliance with Aberrants and have now turned their eyes on Earth.
The editor is listed as "Assneck von Buttmuch XII," making the fifth consecutive Trinity book which either uses or references a pseudonym for its editor.
Released the same month as the Aberrant rulebook, Deception was the final Trinity book to use separate color in-character sections and out-of-character black-and-white sections. Future books would be entirely black-and-white.
Cover: The cover by David Seeley depicts characters embroiled in the events of the first scenario, in the section set on the Qin homeworld. Bizarre Qin biosuits and biotech structures surround them.