Several of the players sat in the crowded Aramist Medical Facility waiting room in Hub 2 of Walas Landing Space Station for the discharge of the Gorith diplomat Ralagor. Medical Droid Galen and Human Jedi Crystalina were unaware of another player waiting for the same person- a Zabrak Noble named Nara. As they wait two heavily armed and armored individuals in matching crimson armor bust through the front doors!
They yell out, "Nobody move and nobody gets hurt!" Galen overhears one of the mercenaries speak over his headset comm, "We're in position, target extract in 30 seconds." Galen silently communicates with his droid ally IG-0R to return from repairs in Hub 1 docking bay, and Tau the Kel Dor Scout followed with intrigue. As they make their way toward the medical facility a tense standoff ensues.
The player characters do not know if the target the mercenaries are there for is the same diplomat they are waiting for. Several attempts at diplomacy and subterfuge are made to dissuade the carbine wielding assailants to back down, but they appear determined in their mission. After several rounds of maneuvering the players realize they are unaware of the mercenaries goals and frozen in place at gun point.
Through impressive diplomacy Nara convinces the assailants that the most here are of no threat to them and they allow all those that wish to leave. All but 1 of the non-combatant NPCs take off- the last remains paralyzed with fear, urinating himself. Galen also uses this opportunity to exit the facility- with a mind for an ambush at the front of the building.
No other players follow suit however, and all wait to see who will be extracted. They don't have to wait long before a commotion is heard from within the hallway of the medical facility. Moments later a door bursts open and a 3rd combatant carrying the diplomat Ralgador over his shoulder.
Crystalina quickly uses her Jedi mind trick to make him drop the diplomat. A fierce battle ensues. Blaster fire erupts from all around. But one NPC continues to stand there urinating himself, creating a biological hazard.. Blaster fire destroys much of the room but not much damage is done to anyone for a couple of rounds- 1's and 2's are common. Eventually IG-0R and Tau arrive and shift the tide of battle in the players favor.
The diplomat takes off out of sight, not knowing who the players are. One of the mercenaries take off after him. Eventually one of the mercenaries is heavily wounded and surrounded and commits suicide by frag grenade with Cystalina and IG-0R next to him- causing heavy damage. The last combatant seems un-phased and pulls his vibro-axe to engage his enemies.
Overall he is sliced, blasted, and then stunned unconscious by Tau. With their enemies subdued the group loots their bodies, looking for evidence and valuables- something has to pay for their adventuring.. Nara uses her knowledge of intergalactic bureaucracy, and determines the assailants were members of the Voz Crea mercenary organization. They are a band of fanatic technology wielding warriors, for sale to the highest bidder. Soon Galen spots space station security forces approaching outside the medical facility. Not wanting to explain the events that transpired and aware of the security forces disposition they grab their unconscious prisoner and decide to split up.
Galen, Nara, and Crystalina head toward Hub 3 and "abandoned ship repair facility" to interrogate their new prisoner privately; while IG-0R and Tau head toward Hub 4 and the merchant district to barter. The group at Hub 3 uses their new found access to the Walas Space Station computer system to disable the security camera monitoring the area (thanks to Galen). Once they arrive they hear a loud metallic smashing noise inside a large blast door.
Crystilina senses the force around her and detects a powerful darkside presence within. They decide not to enter, and pull up space station schematics, and determine there is a subterranean? service area beneath the space station. They descend down, prisoner in tow.
This is where we leave off..