The starliner Serena Dawn was a starship chartered by the government of Truane's Star to carry out a combination exploration and search-and-rescue mission on the planet Volturnus in the Zebulon system after contact with an earlier mission was lost.
During the liner's final approach to the planet, a band of pirates led by the notorious Captain Slag attempted to hijack the vessel. The ensuing fight caused severe damage, forcing everyone aboard who was able to abandon ship..
Serena Dawn has decks beyond the one seen on the map: recreation areas, an observation dome, the galley, first class living quarters, and fuel storage.
Based on the map, the Serena Dawn has a complement of 15; two officers and 13 crew. She ship also has at least six Journey-class, single-occupancy rooms, and space to hold 144 Storage Class passengers.
- The module specifically mentions that only one of the two lifeboats in the bridge deck is left when the player characters enter Escape Bay, implying that the other had already ejected. The module further states that if player characters are killed, they could be replaced by other survivors from other escape pods from the Serena Dawn.
- SF-0: Crash on Volturnus pp. 5
- No mention is made on the module of zero-gravity movement and all maps and illustrations imply the existence of gravity, even after it is stated that the engines are off-line.
- Demonstrated by the dissimilarity in layout between the Serena Dawn and other ship deckplans published by TSR.