Thursday, September 26, 2013

"This is the Droid We're Looking For?" Pt. 2

       When last we left our heroes they had just stepped out of Jub's Droids and into a stand off. There was the cloaked man with 7 other men with him. Two guys were manning heavy repeaters, two were on the rooftops with hunting rifles and three were standing with the cloaked man armed with blaster pistols.
       "I'm glad I was able to catch up with all you after you ran away" said the cloaked man
       "I believe you were the one that ran away." Silf retorted.
       "Just a tactical retreat was all it was, but now we found you." Cloaky said.
       "And who exactly are you?" asked Blast.
       "We are..." cloaked man paused as he dramatically pulled back his cloak to show an insignia on his shoulder "... Rebels!" Then all his comrades follow suit and reveal their Rebel patches too. "And we have come to take the droid!"
       Before our heroes have a chance to say anything the battle has started. The Rebel troops seem to be bad at shooting when the fight starts. Zamriel runs to engage some troopers in melee, while Silf sends his droid ALRD out to zap some
guys. Blast and EV help by laying down some covering fire and Seruca bolsters their efforts with some inspiring words. As the fight continues Robin takes a few hits and eventually Zamriel takes a few too many shots and falls unconscious. As Silf is standing near the R4 unit a grenade lands right next to them. Silf manages to get out of the way but the droid doesn't so he is caught in the blast and sparks fly out of it and it falls over disabled. Soon one of the rooftop shooters and both heavy blaster troops are taken out. Then the other rooftop shooter is seen using a comlink. The cloaked man is knocked out and it seems the fight is coming to an end, but down the empty street they see more Rebels coming their way. Things are looking bad for the adventurers, but out of nowhere another grenade lands among the Rebels and smoke starts billowing out of it. The heroes can't see past the smoke, but they hear blaster shots and the sounds of a battle taking place.
       "This way!" orders a voice from a doorway near Jub's Droids. 
       The heroes look and see an Imperial Officer with a couple of Sandtroopers. Without hesitation they head through the doorway, Blast carrying Zamriel and Silf dragging the R4 droid. Once they were all in the door was closed behind them and the group was led downstairs into a tunnel.
       "I'm Captain Jolen," says the officer "we came as soon as we could once we heard the fight. It seems some information was compromised, but we still need you to get that droid to Docking Bay 17. If you follow the tunnel you'll come to a crossway, just go to the left and follow it down until you get to the end. There's a hidden door that will go into the sewers. From there, go to the left and follow it down until the first ladder you see and climb up then you'll be at the main port. I'm going back to help capture the Rebels." He looks at Silf, "Can you repair the droid?"
       "Of course I can" answered Silf
       "Then repair him here in the tunnel before you continue. And take this. It's a stimpak that will help you unconscious friend." He hands them the stimpak and he also hands them a glow rod, "You will need that in the sewers." Then he heads back up with the Sandtroopers.     
       Blast used that stimpak on Zamriel and he come to consciousness and felt better. Silf went to work on repairing the R4. He hooked up his datapad and went to work. After a few minutes he had it up and running again. Although everything seemed fine the R4 was complaining about a foreign object within its chassis so Silf reached inside and pulled out a holopad. Then it activated and started projecting an image of designs for a large, round space station followed by names, locations and planets that all seem to harbor Rebels bases. Silf quickly shut it off and looked around at the group.
       "It seems we found some information..." said Silf
       "Valuable information" Blast added with a grin.
       Silf nodded "What do you want to do with it?"
       "I say we make a copy," Blast suggested "use it for leverage if the Empire decides to hold out on our reward, or we can find someone to sell it to. This information will be worth a lot to somebody."
       Everyone agreed with Blast and Silf made a copy of the information on an extra datapad. 
       "We should keep going." Seruca said.
       The group headed down the tunnel and after a few minutes they came to the crossway. So, they went left and followed it to a dead end. Silf pressed on the wall and it opened out into the sewers. The sewer had a walkway on either side and water running down the middle. They turned on their glow rod and followed along the walkway for a bit until they saw a light up ahead and could barely make out some voices. Quickly our heroes switch off theor glow rod.
       "I'll go check it out" Robin said to the group and the Farghul slinks away towards the light. He sneaked up close to the edge of the light and saw three Gamorreans talking with three Rodians (he noticed that they were the Rodians from the cantina incident.) and there are a couple of cases stacked next to the Gamorreans. Robin can't understand what they are saying since he can't speak their language so he makes it back to the group and tells them what's happening. Silf pulls out ALRD and sends it towards the strangers. A minute later ALRD comes back having recorded some of the conversation. Silf plays it back and translates it.
       "It seems that the Gamorreans are selling some weapons to the Rodians. They are saying the price is 3000 credits." Silf tells them.
       Now are heroes need to get past these strangers to get to the ladder to continue their mission, but they know the Gamorreans and Rodians aren't going to like anyone seeing their transaction so Zamriel devises a plan.
       "I'm going to approach the Gamorreans and try and offer them a better deal." Zamriel tells everyone. "Seruca, you will pose as my assistant, EV and Blast will stand in the darkness ready to fire once I give the signal. Robin will sneak around to the other side of these guys and Silf will send ALRD around with him to flank and fire when I give the signal. The signal is when I say 'Mynoths'"
       With that, the gang went to work. Zamriel and Seruca went towards the Gamorreans. They stepped into the light.
       "Who are you?!" asked a startled Rodian. This Rodian seemed to be in charge of buying the supplies.
       "We're here on behalf of our boss. He heard about the goods and he's interested in buying." Zamriel answered, but he directed it towards the Gamorrean leader.
       The Rodian looked agitated and asked, "Who's your boss?"
       "Flurin the Hutt." Zamriel told him after recalling his knowledge of known crime bosses on Tatooine. "He's willing to pay 4000 credits for the supplies you have." The Gamorrean perked up a bit at the prospect of more credits.
       While Zamriel kept talking, Robin took to his part of the plan. His first obstacle was to jump across the waterway to the dark side of the sewer. He leaped, but slipped a bit on some water; he managed to recover in the air but as he landed on the other side his legs splashed in the water.
       "What was that?" grunted the Gamorrean leader when he heard the splash.
       "Probably a womp rat." Zamriel told him, "The Empire really needs to clear up the pests down here." The Gamorrean agreed and they went back to the conversation.
       "I haven't heard of this Flurin!" the Rodian said as he seemed to get angrier.
       "Of course you wouldn't have." assured Zamriel. "He likes to keep a low profile. This makes him a strong ally and a powerful enemy..."
       The Gamorrean leader stepped in. "The credits sound good little man, but this deal was made for our gangs to make us friends. My boss won't be happy if this don't happen."
       Blast and EV were already positioned for the ambush and ALRD had already hovered into his flanking position waiting to hear "Mynoths" that Silf had programmed into it to start shooting. Robin wasn't in place yet. He had already sneaked down the sewer now it was time for him to jump back to the other side and join ALRD in the darkness. Robin leaped, but again he slipped on some water. He tried to recover in the air, unfortunately he still splashed in the water on the other side.
       One of the Rodians and a Gamorrean heard the splash behind them. They both turned to investigate the sound and started walking towards the darkness. Zamriel saw the Rodian pull out another glow rod, but before he turned it on Zamriel went into action.
       "These Mynoths are annoying!" Zamriel yelled as he stepped forward and punched the Rodian leader in the face. As the Rodian stumbled back he took a blaster shot in the back from ALRD and he fell to the ground. Robin took a shot at a Gammorean and hit it.
       Before the Gamorreans could react to the chaos, Seruca yelled convincingly at them, "The Rodians brought reinforcements!"
       The Gamorreans, convinced that more enemies were attacking from behind them, charged towards the direction of the shots and found Robin crouched in the darkness. Within seconds Robin was unconscious having taken a beating from the Gamorreans and their vibro-axes.
       EV and Blast started firing on the Gamorreans from the darkness while Zamriel and ALRD handled the Rodians. Soon all the enemies were knocked out and our heroes were left standing, well all except Robin. They went to work helping Robin. Blast ruthlessly shot all the Rodians and two of the Gamorreans in the head but before he could finish off the Gamorrean leader, Zamriel stopped him.
       "Leave him alive." Zamriel ordered.
       So the group cleared the dead bodies and found 3000 credits on the Rodian Leader. Now it was time to check the supplies. Silf opened the locks on the cases and found a couple of weapon mods in the first one. Then he opened the other case and pulled out a heavy repeater. Seruca appraised the heavy repeater and told everyone it was a custom blaster and worth a lot. They decided to give the new toy to Blast and he accepted it with a grin. Silf, EV, Blast and Robin cleared out the cases and went into the darkness to hide, while Zamriel and Seruca went to wake up the Gamorrean leader.
       "What happened?" the Gamorrean asked.
       "We were ambushed by members of the Rodian's gang. They managed to kill your companions but we saved you. Your supplies were stolen though." Zamriel explained.
       "You didn't stop them?!" yelled the Gamorrean.
       "We were kinda busy saving you life and we were outnumbered!" said Zamriel.
       "Thank you for saving me, little man." the Gamorrean said. "My name is Dung. If you ever need anything I will help." With that, Dung the Gamorrean walked away and went up the ladder out of the sewers.
       The adventurers regrouped and went on with their original mission. They went up the ladder and out onto the streets of Mos Eisley. Docking Bay 17 was nearby so they headed that way.
       "Blast!" They heard a man say as the passed an alleyway. Blast stopped in his tracks and turned to the man.
       Out of the shadows stepped a man in a cloak wearing a breath mask. He was accompanied by a Houk male and a Feeorin male and both were holding blasters.
       "Imagine running into you here, Blast." the man said.
       "Hey buddy, what have you been up to?" asked Blast
       The man chuckled a bit. "Looking for you. Cindul the Elder has been looking for you and he's offered a hefty price for your capture."
       "How much credits are we talking here?" Blast asked hinting towards a pay off.
       "This goes beyond credits you can pay. Cindul wants you alive and we're going to be the ones to bring you in!" The man said.
       "I guess you didn't notice you were outnumbered." Blast said referring to his companions.
       The man looked at them and said with a smirk, "These 'friends' don't look like they want to risk their lives for a scumbag like you."
       "Then what's stopping me from shooting you all right now?" Blast asked as he aimed his new heavy repeater at the three men.
       "Blast away!" The man said and they drew their weapons.
       Blast squeezed the trigger of his new toy, but something felt weird. The trigger caught on something before he pulled all the way but before Blast had time to react, there was a beeping and the gun exploded in his hands. The blast caught all his companions too and they all collapsed to the ground unconscious. As Blast was loosing consciousness he heard the laughing of the other men that were hunting him... 

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