Star Wars Saga Campaign

Episode 6- Pathogens and Plots

The group starts off in the market district of Hub 4 of Wallas Landing Space Station having recently done some trading. They casually decided to utilize the unique skill set of their new group member the Human Scoundrel Crev- to upgrade the physical capabilities of Roger B2 battle droid. Soon afterward they notice scrolling text around the space station video monitors with reports of a deadly and uncontrolled pathogen making its way around the space station- security is warning everyone report any severe illnesses, set a curfew, and is maintaining checkpoints.

Crev having recently been cured of the infection that turns those afflicted into ghoulish monsters- asks Medical Droid Galen to determine if he is immune. The disease is not common, and Galen is unsure- but decides to do more research at the earliest possible convenience. They then reevaluate their list of priorities and decide to follow up on the maintenance unions second in command. With no leads on his exact whereabouts they decide to make their way back the the maintenance area of the core where the previous ghoul slaughter had taken place.

As they cautiously make their way into the now decaying room filled with corpses they can overhear loud industrial sounds coming from the one direction away from the room they have not explored- nearby. Most of the group decides to stack and burn the bodies while the others stand guard. Eventually the noises nearby can clearly be interpreted as some sort of manufacturing and the group moves in to investigate.

They open the unlocked door (no lock) and it zips open to reveal a 30 meter by 30 meter room with a pair of large blast doors on the other end- and a small gun port about human height. They send in the pit droid pip to knock, and ready their weapons. A few seconds after knocking the gun port opens quickly and a male on the other side yells out, "Go away, we're locked down. Maintenance Union personnel only!" They search the area for cameras, air vents, or a terminal- but none are to be found. 

Undeterred Galen decides to covertly fashion himself a human costume from the head/skin of on of the female human corpse they were about to set aflame. He returns quickly and attempts to dupe the guards asking for help in a horribly performed display. The guard is mortified by the bloody skin wearing droid before him muttering, "What the fuck…?" The gun port shuts again before the group hears from the other side, "Check this out.." And another set of eyes appears on the other side-then it closes again. Jedi Crystalina seeing this is going nowhere attempts to intervene a little too late and quite unconvincingly running in yelling, "Help us, there's monsters out here!" The door remains closed.

Crev seeing the very unimpressive debacle his new teammates are performing tells Galen to loose the skin mask and get his shit together. While all this is going on everyone into group except Roger fails to notice a couple of ghoulish Jawa's creeping up on their position. Galen is first to act: He misses his shot with his heavy blaster pistol and sends his pit droid Pip in to run cover for the humanoids in the group (knowing these Jawas are likely infected with the plague). They quickly realize that having two droids fight Jawas with ion weapons was a bad idea- as delicate Pip is dropped in a shot, and Roger takes heavy damage.

The rest of the group charges in to take out the hideous creatures! Crystalina moves in and attempts to force push one of the Jawas but he is stouter than expected and stands strong. Nara approaches firing her blaster- wounding one of the creatures. It charges Crystalina, but misses badly. The Jawa in the rear near a door quickly takes off down the maintenance tunnels, and the other is dispatched by automatic blaster fire from Roger. 

The group decides to hunker down in the area and make repairs to their droids. Several hours later they notice a Cerean in a fancy engineer uniform and three junky looking battle droids emerge from the double doors. They appear armed and ready, but not hostile. As they approach Crystalina tells him of the infected and the Jawas they just encountered, the Cerean seems un-phased. He introduces himself as Crix Tosh and says that they are aware of the plague and have been locked down because of it.

Nara makes her way into the conversation and explains they are looking for the Union Leader and that they found him dead. Crix is very aware of this and solemnly notes that it gave him an instant promotion. Nara persuades him that they need to talk in private. He admits them entry, but wants the droids to stay outside. The group agrees as long as they can lock the entry way door and they can have help repairing their droids. Crix agrees and sends several droids to setup a lock on the door, and repair the droids.

Inside the group is disarmed and led through the foundry foyer past several well armed Gamorean guards. Inside they see an industrious foundry operation, in which they quickly deduce this is some sort of droid assembly line. A couple dozen workers and engineers are working diligently at blast furnaces, cranes, and piles of droid scraps and raw materials. They are led into a small office in the center of the operation. Crix enters with Nara and Crystalina, his droids waiting outside with Crev and Crystalina. 

Inside he quickly gets to business asking, "Why have you come to my operation?" Nara explains that, "We were sent by Zix Weems to restore the maintenance of the space station". Crix replies, “I had feared so." and sarcastically asks, "What does the Elite LORD Proprietor Weems want!?”

Nara explains that he want to negotiate a restoration of union operations to keep the space station operational. Crix laughs this off bitterly. He tells the group that Zix does not want to restore anything, he has been trying to oust them since he recently bought the space station. He explains that Zix is a member of the Verpine race that inhabits the surrounding Roche Asteroid field- he has been doing everything possible to pressure the Union to leave. But most of the Union has been here for generations and refuses to be pressured into leaving their home. They know he wants to replace them with the Verpine hive workers. They have chosen to stay and resist his facist pressure at all costs.  

He also notes that Zix has been rumored to be running human trafficking operations off the station- either as slaves or research specimens. When pressed by Nara he cannot produce evidence, but says that the, "The circumstantial evidence is overwhelming.." Crix Tosh asks Nara how working for Zix has been. Nara says no problems yet. Nara deceives Crix by saying Zix is paying each of the group 10,000 (actually 5000cr) credits to restore Union functions on the station.

Crix offers a lucrative reward of 12000cr and a permanent place for the group on the station if the group can perform a task for him. The Union plans to forcibly take over the space station.  He states, "Operations aren't yet complete, and we (the Union) need a few key things. He wants the group to infiltrate the Core stronghold and temporarily bring down Zix's holonet- this will bring down defenses. Or he says they can bring down station reactor (which may also kill holonet)."

Nara attempts to weave a web asking for money upfront without fully committing to the tasks at hand, and suggests a ruse. The maintenance union could pretend to bring up the stations functions for a time..? Crix says all his resources are maxed out, especially with the recent death of so many of his people at the hands of the ghouls. Crix offers 2500cr up front, but no more. Crev and Crystalina negotiate for a droid and Crix agrees to spare one- but the cost will be deducted from their pay.. Nara also inquires about a ship saying Zix was going to provide one to them. Crix laughs this off as a fools wage- suggesting he was never going to give them a ship..

After negotiations are settled the group decides to follow up on their contact Mentaka for further information. She appears to be out and unreachable- probably performing work for the group. They then search the data pad from the recently deceased Jawa ghoul- only to find loads of Jawa porn and Space Angry Birds video games.. They then spend some of their new acquired creds on upgrades and equipment.

After departing the merchant district once more, they over hear screams and see a nearby security checkpoint being overrun by ghoulish humanoids! Civilians run from the site, screaming for help. The group for a second or two contemplates leaving the task of countering the ghoul threat to space station security- before coming to their senses and engaging the menace.

Having encountered this threat before the group uses their knowledge of the ghouls and sends the droids Roger, Galen, Crev's Junk droid, and Pip into the front lines- toe to toe with the enemy (No worries about plague to droids..) They engage three ghouls at the security check point barricade. The rest of the group follows up cautiously. Soon they note stray ghouls attacking nearby civilians away from the party.

One ghoul drops clumsily over the barricade and is dispatched quickly by Roger, while two more emerge from a nearby maintenance tunnel. Seeing this the lone remaining security lieutenant makes a tactical retreat (runs away shitting himself) having seen his hardy soldiers dropped so quickly.. The group blasts and beats many of the ghouls down slowly, hampered by the limited means of movement and rotting flesh wall. Unfortunately they down the front of ghouls just as two others are killing civilians. They can only take swift revenge on the two ghouls after they have killed. 

Crystalina pursues the security lieutenant for information, but he seems unwilling to stop. In a rash gambit she force pushes him into a wall- splattering his brains all over the ground. The group wisely mesh tapes the two civilians downed by the ghouls and takes them to Aramist medical for treatment. Medical droid Galen during all of the action decides to gather some medical specimens and hack saws open one of the ghouls head- dripping his slimy brains into viles..

After scavenging the bodies the group takes a breath to regroup and contemplate the happenings on the space station. This is where we leave off..

 

 

 

 

 

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Episode 5- Down With the Sickness

The group started off having recently resupplied at Hub 4 (Commerce District) of Wallas Landing Space station. They decide to make their way toward the Commons housing sector of Hub1 to ascertain information from the information broker/grifter Mintaka. They make their way to The Core and take the passenger elevator down to the first level- The Commons.

The glass window of the elevator reveals 200 meters more of housing and facilities below them that compromise 2 other housing sectors (Prima Air Suites and Emory Abode), and the command and control sections of the space station. Outside is a expansive view of space and the Roche Asteroid Belt, with ships coming and going to the station.

Upon their arrival the group tries to determine the best means to locate Mintaka, and Roger B2 battle droid uses his enhanced sensor package to percieve the surrounding area. He picks up on what sounds like a Twilek female and gambling activities behind the closest housing to their left. As they approach they spot two Rodian guards in an alley way- apparently unarmed.

The guards see the approaching group, and one of them tells the party, “private event, no admittance” . The group inquires about gambling, and the guards tell them it's a 300cr fee to play- to, "Keep out the riff raff.. If you can't afford that, you don't need to play here." Galen quickly agrees to pay the measly fee, and move the group towards their goal.

They move past the guards and into a well traveled alleyway leading into a dilapidated court yard that has been set up as a semi-permanent casino. They notice a Twilek female atop a dry fountain in the center hosting a game of Sabacc. Being the only Female Twilek in the area, Galen attempts to get her attention asking, "Are you Mistress Mintaka?" She laughs in his face at the title, and tells him, "Mistress, I haven't heard that before! I'm running a game here."

Crystalina and Nara decide to join in on the game of chance and take their seat around the fountain. They ante up the 50cr buy in and play a hand. They lose badly the first round; seeing a Ewok rake in the pot. The second round of play Crystalina has a strong hand but loses again to the Ewok with a ridiculously improbable hand. The third round goes down the same with both players losing their 50cr, but Galen notices the dealer using sleight of hand to deal a hot deck- and records it.

During a shuffle Nara asks to talk to Mentaka in private. Nara mentions needing info and being willing to pay. Mentaka calls an extended break and agrees to meet. Mentkka asks how Nara and Crys learned about her, and they quickly reply that she has information brokers all around the station. She replies, "Good help is hard to find.." 

Nara asks Mentaka about the expedition she was set to be on. Mentaka agrees to tell them all about it for 4000cr- information is her business after all. Nara persuades her to elaborate on the quality of the information. Mentaka was at the classified briefing prior the the expedition launch to map out a new space lane past the Hutt bloackade, and knows about the return de-brief. She says she knows, “all about Dardalez Prime, the coalition, and Ralgador". Nara and Crystalina use the knowledge about her cheating to persuade down for a lower info cost- Galen, after all, has video.

Minaka reluctantly agrees to their terms and starts by saying she, "Never intended to go on the expedition, but signed up to get into the briefing. Forged documents, background, and a cover story. She shadowed Ralgador when he returned, eves dropping on a conversation. She learned that they had mapped a space lane – got around Hutt blockade. And that when they jumped to get back, the jump erred and they ended up in unknown territory and mapped a new region they named Dardalez Prime. The fleet came under attack in this new region and jumped back – limping – to Walas Landing".

Nara and Crystalina continue to pry for information from Mintaka, and find out Nara's brother Ruke is a lieutenant in the Voz Crea with a new squad and mission, the Maintenance Union is isolated in the service areas of the space station, and that she has may or may not have been monitoring the group.

Finally they hire Mintaka to break into the Aramist Medical Facility and steal a surgical kit and chemical/biological agents for Galen- at the price of 5000cr, 2500 up front. Getting ready to leave Nara suggest a blood pact with Mintaka, but she suggests something just as intimate- Nara and Crystalina decline- and depart awkwardly. After exiting the area Nara contacts her Voz Crea agent Fred to look out for info about her brother Ruke.

Worried about a handshake from Mentaka, Nara has Galen medically exam her hand for any abnormalities. He is 99.8% sure she is fine. The group moves on to find Ralgador at his suit in the PrimaAir Housing area in the core. They pass some angsty looking space station security forces on their way there, and Crystalina crop dusts them with flatulents..

The group heads to the elevator, and goes down to third housing level. They hack the space station security system and find Ralgadors suite number. Upon arrival they realize they need an access code on elevator door to gain entry to the area.

They buzz for Ralgador, who answers. The droids match his voice to their brief encounter at Aramist Medical Facility. As the group approaches his suites they see visual indicators of the Voz Crea (VC) attack- blaster burn marks and blood trails all around the entry way. They video conference with the Gorith (Tall, yellow, lengthy, bird/beak headed) diplomat and gain entry to his luxurious suite by verifying Naras credentials.  

Inside the suite, Ralgador is welcoming. He tells the group the VC showed up shortly after he returned. He mentions his security turrets did their jobs. Ralgador says the expedition sucessfully mapped a new space lane around the Hutt blockade, but had some problems after. The Hutts picked up on the fleet on the edges of the Outer Rim. They hastily attempted hyperjump, and landed the fleet in an unknown region.

Galen and Pip inquire about more details of the jump. They think Ralgador's heavily damaged ship would have coordinates of the initial bad jump. Ralgador doesn't know how the Hutt forces found them. The expedition surveyed the region and about a dozen planets – unitl they were approached by object at high speed. It slowed at the last moment, and did not respond to hails. Without warning, it attacked escort vessels. Ralgador's ship might be the only one that returned. This next hastily plotted jump resulted in more damage. Ralgador's mechanic Olos Nnah is repairing his ship in the space doc (hub 1).

Crystalina asks about tracking devices on Ralgador's ship. He responds that, "They had not thought to look", and thanks her for the idea. He notes in his recanting that one of the planets that they named Imirial had an interesting feature. A site that one of his team noted had a strong distrubance in the force- Ralgador conveys that he also felt a darkness and fear about the site.

The group learns that Orgas Din, Crystalinas master went on an expedition to investigate the odd location. The transport that went to the planet returned with a single droid pilot and loads of blood. One type of blood matched Orgas, and the other was of unknown origin. There were also some objects that came back with the transport.

Sadly Ralgador admits he carried the artifacts on his person on his way back to his suite upon his arrival at the space port, and was robbed. He describes his attackers as a Gamorrhean and black-skinned human (Tito?). These men took the artifacts and this incident landed Ralgador in Aramist medical facility.

Ralgador asks if the group can help him get back his artifacts back. He offers them assistance in the form of – a human named Crev Vanis. Crev is Ralgadors's highly trusted security chief. Introductions are made all around as Crev joins the party. Crev is a scarred, rugged, strong, and middle-aged- he appears to have some experience under his belt.

Galen asks for Pip to get security clearance to his ship. Ralgador hands over a security access card to the droid. He tells them, “Contact Olos Nnah, my pilot, before you access my ship”. Pip holds the security card.

With that they depart Ralgadors home and decide to pursue their mission to take out the Maintenance Union Leader they know is in the service area of the space station. They head back to hub 1 and go under 'ground'. As they approach the make shift camp area where the maintenance union was set up before they see the door ajar, and faint flickering light coming from within.

The scoundrel Crev decides to scout out the large circular room on his own, ahead of the party. He sees carnage, mangled, decaying bodies with dried blood all around. As he scouts out the area he hears something coming down the hallway in the corridor leading to hub 3, but does bot notify the party. He takes cover next to what he thinks is a dead body- but is actually the still alive, ill Duros maintenance union leader.

As he is searching the Duros, he is shocked to see a disfigured, scaly, bulging eyed, figure in a purple suite attempting to attack him. The hideous creature misses Crev with his gnarled claws. But bites into him soon after with his jagged teeth. Crev immediately feels some sort of infectious agent course through his veins. The rest of the group begins rushing to his aid from the hub 1 corridor.

They make their way piece meal toward the encounter. During this time Crev is knocked unconscious by the monstrous humanoid.  Cystalina is the first to come to his aid, and charges in, then agilely tumbles to strike her foe with a Jedi Battle Strike. She inflicts massive damage on the hideous creature; nearly splitting him in two- but he does not fall. After a few moments, the wounded Duros Leader transforms into a mangled creature at starts to attack the group.

Nara quickly joins the fray along with Roger B2 battle droid. They inflict damage of their own and heal up Crev who regains consciousness- with solid tactical maneuvering. The two ghoulish foes are blasted and slashed to death. But one more emerges from hub 3 and is quickly sensed and dispatched as well. Galen moving slowly due to his heavy armor, inspects most of the dead bodies in the room for signs of life and gear.

After combat the group hears some movement in a nearby air vent; they boldly move in to inspect. Crystalina force moves the vent cover off, and Roger and Nara move in to inspect. Inside they find a small Duros child. He is terrified for his life, and recants the happenings of the slaughter before weeping for his dead father. They contact space station command and have the boy removed, before moving on.

The group proceeds to attempt to cure Crev and searches the area for valuables. They find random gear and weapons on the dead bodies and a safe. As they attempt to search it, Crevs sickness worsens. He disables the security mechanism- setting off a trap in the process. He is now however severely ill. Galens treatment efforts seem futile, and they decide to transport him to Aramist Medical for advanced medical services.

They facility request 5000cr for his treatment- due to the complicated equipment and expertise required to develop a cure for his bacterial infection. Galen gladly pays, but the cure is a one time expense. Aramist has proprietary claim to the bacteria and the cure.

The group concludes by selling all the scavenged gear, distributing credits, and checking in with Galen's droid inspecting Ralgador's Century Hawk. The ship is completely intact other than the irreparable hyperdrive.

This is where we leave off..

 

 

 

 

 

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Episode 4- Moving On Up

The group started off after their recent battle, in which they quite effectively destroyed a Voz Crea mercenary squad. Correctly deducing that either space station security forces or more Voz Crea were on the way they decide to move quickly. Nara smartly relocates the group to a nearby empty room; using her recently acquired data pad/computer spike to gain entry. Galen heads out to the Cantina bar area in an attempt to gather information about Diplomat Ralgadors whereabouts.

He roams the bar, and ease drops on conversations. With all the battles and commotion on the space station recently- loose drunk talk was easy to come by. He overhears two low lives drunken banter. One mentions having passed up valuable information and regrets it, now that the Voz Crea are having their plans to take Ralgador disrupted. Twi-lek Mentakka has been trying to sell information, and had some knowledge of Ralgadors recent mission to Dardalez Prime.

Galen chats the two up; one is a obese unkempt Basalisk, and the other a shady human looking grifter. They seem amicable to offer up information for a lowly 50cr. He gives Galen details on the whereabouts of the Twi-lek female (Usually at the Cantina or in an alley next to her apartment in the commons). During his time there he overhears some Cantina patrons going off- something about security has them rattled. With that information in hand he returns to the group.

They decide that due to Roger's (B2 battle droid) less than incognito appearance the group should split up with Galen and Nara attempting to make their way to The Commons to follow up their lead on Mentakka- while Crystalina and the Roger remain in the room. As Nara and Galen exit the room they quickly notice security forces setting up check points- and bravely try their luck/skill at making their way past. Their confidence bolstered by digital scrolling text sign that incorrectly describes the group (thanks to their recent hacking efforts), and maybe a little high on the recent victory in battle..

They decide to make their way to the left of the two security check points being set up, and in line Galen notices the Transdoshan security captain he has encountered before. Knowing that there is a good chance to be recognized he decides to call attention to a nearby nervous looking woman heading away from the checkpoint. Security responds and interrogates the woman, but she quickly talks her way out of the ordeal.

As Galen makes his way through the checkpoint he is spotted by the captain and attempts to talk his way out of it. He fumbles his deception check and is taken prisoner (though the restraining bolt they place on him does not work on heuristic droids)- he plays along. Nara is next in line, and seeing her ally taken into custody alarms her.

She quickly tries to distract the guards also by pointing out a nearby person- but one who fits the description of the terrorists security is looking for. Two security guards begin to interrogate the individual, but Nara's subterfuge efforts are also fruitless. She soon feels a rifle pressed against her back. Again it is the Transdoshan security captain. As he takes her into custody he tells her, "You've been chatting quite a bit with your droid friend over there- you really should use encrypted comms.."

Back at the room Roger senses three bipedal beings in heavy armor approaching, and he and Crystalina exit their room. Their squad leader calls out,  "Stop! She fits the description.” Crystalina replies “Eat a dick!” multiple times. All three guards open fire, but miss badly. Roger turns and kills 2 of 3 guards. The third yells into comm “We need backup! They've got automatic weapons!”  As Crystalina and Roger exit the heavily damaged hallway into the corridor, they see the two Security check points outside the Cantina.

The Transdoshan Captain calls out, “We have your comrades. Drop your weapons and surrender!” Crystalina and Roger have no intentions of surrender and start tossing frag grenades killing security forces and civilians by the half dozen. Seeing that they are in a cross fire and have a heavy cannon behind a barricade pointed at them they smartly seek out the maintenance access tunnels.

As they descend they are hotly pursued by the captain and the remaining squad leader from the Cantina. After a quick exchange of fire, low on hit points the two flee- eluding their foes. Nara and Galen are escorted the the security command center comm room. 

Once there they are met over video conference by Elite Proprietor Zix Wheems, a grasshopper looking Verpine in gaudy robes and background setting. He implores his prisoners that he has use for them, but they must convince their friends to surrender. Which the two do, and turn themselves into a security checkpoint in Hub 1.

After the group is assembled in security HQ, Zix re-introduces himself as the sole owner/operator/commander of the Wallas Landing Space Station. He informs them that he has allowed the party some latitude to evaluate our strengths. Zix wants them off the station. He then hints that he Ralgador is a powerful enough diplomat that he does not interfere with his affairs. 

Zix says he has a problem: The Maintenance Union is on strike and has been for months. The station is falling into disrepair. He wants the group to find a way to eliminate the leader of the Union. He informs them that they will be rewarded 5000cr and a transport space craft if they can accomplish this task. He also tells them the Voz Crea will give the party a wide berth. Any hostile actions toward them will nullify a cease fire. He also warns them, “If you double cross me, you will not leave this station alive- I promise you!”  The group accepts his proposal and is set free.

Afterwards they go shopping, with Nara having negotiated 2000cr upfront for each party member. She also contacts her agent in the Voz Crea and meets with him. He tells her the Voz Crea are reeling from their recent defeats. He overheard a third squad was defeated trying to apprehend Ralgador at his suite in the Prima Air Suites housing area.

This is where we leave off..

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Episode 3- Endeavors in Subterfuge

The group started off in the maintenance tunnels below Hub 3 of Wallas Space Station, with an unconscious Voz Crea recruit as prisoner. They sought out an found a maintenance junction room and set with plans to interrogate him about their knowledge and dealings with the Diplomat Ralgador. 

As they began to set up for their work the prisoner awakened, and began to threaten them. Telling them they, "Didn't know who they were messing with!" and that, "His comrades would come to find him". The group especially Nara was intrigued by his forthrightness and began to pry further with questioning.

He appeared to catch on that an interrogation had begun and promptly began to pucker up. He then tried to covertly give away their position. Galen and Crystalina were quick to pick up on the fact that he was communicating with his allies through his comm-link built into his armor he was still wearing…

The group frantically tried to hash out what to do next- knowing the Voz Crea were likely on the way. They debated a suggestion from Nara to set a trap with a dummy and frag gernade to suprise their foes, but then decided to gather more information. Galen accessed the Space stations cameras through a nearby computer terminal- and found a Voz Crea squad in route to their position.

So they knocked out their prisoner once more and wheeled him through the access tunnel toward the central hub- heading toward the cantina in Hub 1. They noticed a light and figures moving about 75 meters up ahead, but were un-phased. As they moved closer they could make out a large Gamorean guard at partially ajar double doors. He halted them as they came near stating, "This area off limits- Maintenance Union personnel only." His name tag and uniform showed he was at least in appearance a member of the Walas Landing Maintenance Union.

With a mercenary squad close on their tails the group had little time to spare, so Crystalina used the force and a quick swipe of her hand to change his mind. He happily agreed that they were allowed in.

As they entered they could see a make shift camp and storage area with several more Gamoreans lead by a pencil necked Doros. They were interrogating what the group gathered to be a weak sounding Titto Timmons huddled in a tent. But as they look behind them they could see 3 Voz Crea coming down a access ladder 100 meters down the tunnel behind them.

The group pressed on quickly, no time for chit chat! They made their way to the Cantina, secured a room- and brought their prisoner in the backdoor. After securing the prisoner, they began to heal and rest from the last battle. Nara sensed an opprotunity to go shopping.

She made her way to the market district, and found a droid shop named Mechanical Allies. There she was able to procure a shiny new custom B2 battle droid. As she debated a means to disguise the illegal battle droid she spotted the same Voz Crea squad scouting out the area. She quickly made her way out the back door, found some canvas to crudely disguise her new droid and evaded her persuers through a service alley.

The group eventually was all rested healed and back at their room in the cantina. Nara and Galen devised their method for interogation of their prisoner- and set to it. Seeing that the prisoner was a recruit, in a weakened and soiled state- they decide to take a soft route in interrogation. After a little effort they gained the prisoners trust and were able to flip him as a double agent. He was given instructions to report back to Nara when possible.

As they debated how to reintegrate the double agent back into the Voz Crea, knowing he maybe executed for his failed mission on his return- Galen decided to gather more information from a nearby terminal. He successfully hacked the Wallas Security system. He found files that showed they were persons of interest from their last battle, and that the local security in working with the Voz Crea. He also found that Ralgadoor is in the same boat as them. He decided to change their descriptions in the security system to throw them off the groups trail..

As he hammered away on the keyboard he did not hear several armor individuals walk up behind him. He turned to see the 3 Voz Crea standing behind him. Luckily he had had his pit droid remove all his paint to disguise himself- and it was just enough to not be identified. But it mattered little as the squad appeared to already be aware of the groups room.

A close quarters battle quickly errupted. Galen alerted the group to the assault and killed the lights to their area just as fighting kicked off. Nara's battle droid proved to be worth his weight in gold as he dished out punishing, effective blaster fire. Crystalina joined the frey tumbling past one of the Voz Crea blocking the door and into the hallway. She force pushed two of them back 25 meters, slamming them into the doors at the end of the hallway and knocking them prone. 

Fairly quickly the Voz Crea started to toss frag grenades, dealing significant but not life threatening damage to the group. Everyone in the group got in on the action- even the unarmed Galen and his pit droid contributed damage. The battle never truly got out of hand, and the group quickly dispatched the outmatched Voz Crea squad.

They removed the heart of one of the human corpses and gave it to their flipped prisoner with a back story for his return to the Voz Crea- then disposed of the body in a trash chute- earning some darkside points in the process.

This is where we leave off.

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Episode 2- All's Well that Ends Well

                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..

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Episode 1 - The Big Game

The players started off arriving or recently arrived at the independent Walas Space Station, all in search of different personal goals. Galen and  IG-0R medical/security droids start off having been recently relieved of their volunteer post at the local Aramis medical facility, seeking knowledge of life "force" in the universe.

 The Kel Dor Scout Tay Col has put his family and past life behind him and arrived for a new start in adventuring to the newly discovered system of Dardelez Prime in hopes to write his corrupt family- guided by dreams of his ancestor Kon Raust Col.

Crystalina Shan a female Human Jedi arrived seeking information on the where abouts of her missing master Orgus Din- having sense a great disturbance in the force in the area of the galaxy thought to be Dardalez Prime. 

The players paths converged as they moved about the space station, all 3 were confronted by a scheming grifter and his two Jawa minions. Sitting at the entrance to a catwalk, and calling himself Titto Timmons- he tried to pass himself off as a customs agent and demanded large sums of creds from the new arrivals. As silken tongue as he may be all the players did not feel obliged to pay him much, and bartered down to less than a 1/10th of his demand. Or in Galens case, nothing- with a good roll and some quick thinking. 

Leaving the con artist behind they went about their business, only to hear cries for help from a woman and her child. They turn back to see an irate Titto physically accosting the woman her young child nearby. They move hesitantly to intervene. As Titto notices the assemblage of people he just tried to swindle approach (Tay with his rifle Gertrude drawn) he decides to steal the woman’s satchel and be ready to run. When verbally confronted, he shoves the woman to the ground a yells profanity at the group. 

Tay decides to open fire, but his blaster bolt is was off the mark. Titto and his Jawas make a tactical retreat- as Crystalina charges in and Tay continues suppressing fire. The enemy group continues to move back in the space docking area taking cover. Crystalina force pushed Titto, bouncing him violently across the side of a space ship and causing some minor collateral damage- then she moves on to the Jawas. Medical droid Galen provides first aid to the woman, before she takes off to get security.

Both sides exchange inaccurate blaster fire as the Jawas continue to retreat moving under space ships, and Titto disappears from sight. Crystalina chases down and lightsaber hacks one of the Jawas into surrendering, but the second also disappears. About that time a group of space station security forces arrives and attempts to take control of the situation.

They seemed disinterest in performing their duties, and want to get back to watching the big game- it’s a tie score.. They make a less than thorough search for Titto and the Jawa, but are keen to ask for licenses from everyone wielding a blaster. They take the captured Jawa and warn the group to be more cautious on their stay at space station, saying that they’ll capture Titto eventually, and that they have a report from the woman who was assaulted.

The droids and Tay work on repairing damage to IG-0R in the space dock, and Crystalina heads to security office to inquire about the whereabouts of her master. After quite a bit of hassle she bribes them into looking for him on their system. They find no evidence of his arrival or departure, but refer her to the Catina. She has a lot more luck persuading the bar tender there, and he give her information that her master had recently traveled with a diplomat that is being treated at the nearby medical facility.

After checking in with the group they decide to split up. Galen and Crystalina make their way to the medical facility, and Tay and IG-0R stay behind to continue repairs. Galen and Crystalina make it to the medical facility without incident, and wait for the diplomat who they are told is about to be released. As she waits, a pair of armored thugs in matching crimson colored armor busts through the medical facilities front doors- weapons drawn.

This is where we leave off.

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