Star Wars: Predators

The Grand Granee Noopa - Far Over The Misty Mountains Cold...
Two Dungeons Deep, and Caverns Old...

Mission Roster

  • Gand and Tobin traverse the jungle with their team through the mist. They come to some impassable rocks, but detect an opening higher up. The Wookiee – ‘The Gand with No Name’ – climbs up to explore. Screams are heard and he vanishes.
  • Tobin and Gand (carried on Tobin’s back) climb up to go after him, whist Tanson and ‘Dex’ remain at ground level. They explore a cave system, they slowly begin to realise that there is a strong stench of sulfur in the atmosphere. They eventually find the Wookiee – he’s been encased in a sap like substance by over-sized crab-sized bugs (on a giant crystal floor suspended over lava – they realise that the crystal is actually a form of spice being melted by the lava and pumped into the atmosphere, lacing the mists with hallucinogenic properties). They rescue the Wookiee, Gand remains with him on the other side of the rock (where they’re eventually spotted by a large bird…), Tobin heads back to find Tanson and ‘Dex’.
  • Tanson and Dex have been approached by some mysterious figures, they’re discussing helping each other to survive. The figures mention that they’re looking for Tobin Stryder, Tanson immediately grins and introduces himself as Tobin. “Ah good,” a piercing mechanical voice says, explaining that they’re here for his bounty. A fight ensues, as the real Tobin watches through the mist, preparing to jump down. Then suddenly a lightsaber starts up down below.
  • Tobin joins the fight, Tanson and ‘Dex’ (who is the one wielding the lightsaber) are engaged in battle with two IG-88’s and accompanying bounty hunters. Tanson goes down injured, but they’re able to fend off the bounty hunters – after decapitating the droids, the rest flee into the mists. Tobin is initially very wary of ‘Dex’, but she claims not to be an Inquisitor.
  • They return to Gand and the Wookiee and continue their journey, entering an impenetrable maze of rocky crags, buried within the mists.
  • Dean and Jibril descend into the temple, passing many light-up crystalline statues depicting elements of Hutt history.
  • They enter a new chamber with 3 doors – one wood, one stone and one jade. There’s a fire going in a circular pit and a droid is pottering around adjusting some dials on an organ-like device. Jibril deduces that the doors represent the past, present and future in Hutt culture, but she forgets which would be the most positive in this situation. After some coaxing she convinces the droid to accompany them.
  • They enter the stone door (present), arriving at a large chamber filled with water and no apparent way across. Yinsen, the droid, informs them that there is a guardian of this chamber who resides in the lake, and a boat located at the far end. They consider using the narrow ledge to cross, but think better of it. Music starts playing from the lake, Dean and Jibril furiously resisting the urge to jump in.
  • Eventually Scuttles uses a pair of grapple guns to lower itself down first, then shoot the line that the boat is attached to at the bottom of the lake, then retracting – slowly reeling the boat in. Scuttles gets a glimpse of the creature of the depths (perhaps thinking better of it) – a bulbous deformed snake like creature – sort of the Hutt equivalent of a mermaid.
  • Scuttles begins attracting the attention of the creature, creating a distraction as the others cross the lake. Unfortunately Scuttles is no match to the creature, but as he enters the creature’s throat, he unleashes Gand’s ‘special upgrade’ and blows half of the snake’s face off.
  • They enter the next chamber – a series of large inter-connecting turntables that create a very disorientating effect as they cross. In the centre is a large button – they push it and a spiral staircase opens up in the floor (running counter to the turntables, creating an even more disorientating effect).
  • They enter into a literal treasure trove…
  • Treasure trove – they realise that the treasure is on a pressure plate, Jibril attempts to throw the plasma grenade at the gold to displace some to steal (acquiring 20 in total). Dean nopes out of there.
  • Molten gold starts bubbling up and flooding the chamber. Jibril snatches up what she can and escapes. Dean grabs the boat back across the lake, abandoning Jibril and Yinsen.
  • Jibril finds herself trapped in the turntable room as the boiling gold approaches. Yinsen reveals that he is in possession of a lightsaber, and begins hacking at the door to escape.
  • As Yinsen hacks the door open, molten gold laps at Jibril’s boots, making them heavy.
    *The trio make it back to the lake and after crossing back over via a small ledge, go through the Jade (future) door where Jibril absent mindedly sinks into quicksand whilst wearing a breath mask.
  • Dean avoids this and activates a hologram of Botan congratulating them on getting this far past the maniacal droid who’s programming changes in 1 hour of being activated and that the temple will self destruct fairly soon. They acquire 3 special Ardus discs.
  • Yinsen’s eyes light up red and begins attacking Jibril in the sand.
  • Jibril manages to free herself after Yinsen drops his double edged lightsaber into the sand and she ignites it.
  • Dean and Jibril trap Yinsen in the sand and leave him for dead, Jibril keeping hold of the lightsaber.
  • Zarcus and Dei meet up with fake Ghost and some Klatoonians. Dei leads them to a safehouse where they arm themselves.
  • They continue travelling across the basin, eventually coming to a virtually impenetrable maze of rocky crags buried within the mists.
  • They keep pushing on, not stopping to rest as night falls. Zarcus eventually gets tired and gets separated from the group – even separated from Zar.
  • Zarcus comes across a campfire, where he speaks with the Night-Father. The Night-Father tells him that they’ve divined intelligence relating to another shard – they believe the Lothal system to be of significance, and that he should travel there at some point. He also tells him that one day Zarcus must face his final trial and prove himself worthy.
  • The ‘Night-Father’ disappears into the mists, leaving Zarcus alone with Zar. He hears figures coming and hides. It turns out it’s Gand and Tobin’s party – Zarcus sneaks up on them, after a tense confrontation with those that didn’t know him, he joins the group.
  • Before bed, Gand performs a ritual to track Dei – realising that she’s approximately 2 hours to the south of them, in a village built into the sides of the canyons. Most of the group head to sleep, but Tobin confronts ‘Dex’, who explains she was at one point Tanson’s slave.
  • Ghost survives an assassination attempt from her ‘sisters’ via mechanical bear.
  • They’ve made quite the mess and attempted to hack the Dusk Mynock’s systems unsuccessfully.
  • Ghost begins having a conversation with them about their training, about the Wraith.
  • They receive a call from the Hutts that their ship has arrived. They are told that due to the great service they have rendered the Hutts this day, they have their permission to return to Kor Desilijic, or remain at Varl. However, any hostile action towards a Hutt will be considered an act of war.

Rewards and Experience

  • 5 XP for this session.
  • Ghost gained +10 Obligation whilst acquiring the Angel’s Tear’.
  • Tobin’s Bounty Obligation has increased by 5 points as it has become apparent that this event (and his declaration around the Onderon Crest) has raised his profile in the underworld.
  • Ghost gained 3 conflict, rolling 5, she remains at 100.
  • Tobin gained 6 conflict, rolling 7, increasing to 52.
  • Zarcus’s Morality triggered this session, he rolled 3, gaining 6 – Zarcus is now on 54 Morality.
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The Grand Granee Noopa - Planetfall
... And In Their Triumph, Die Like Fire and Powder.

Mission Roster

One Gand Down

  • Gand must work to survive entering the planet’s atmosphere.
  • Once on the surface, Tobin assesses the team he’s found himself with – they start making their way to the Spire they spotted from Orbit.

Welcome to the Jungle, Zarcus

  • Zarcus attempts to charm some information out of Dei, however, she was not so willing to give up her leverage.
  • They were ambushed by a pair of Rancors. Canos gave his life to hold them off.
  • They fled into a cave system, Zarcus collapsed the tunnel on one Rancor. They were then ambushed by Fyrnocks.
  • They escaped the cave system, albeit after Dei slowed them down for sass.

Jibril & Dean’s Excellent Adventure

  • Jibril and Dean land in a body of water. Working together they utilise the pod’s systems to extract themselves and land at the top of a peak (the stoner Hutts accompanying them were of little use).
  • A large, radioactive chunk of the Hutt station comes crashing down towards their peak. With the aid of Scuttles they make a desperate escape across the gorge separating them from another peak, atop which lies a Spire. (The two Hutts were atomised).
  • Jibril and Dean arrived at a stone village where they met some Klatoonians – they intercepted Jibril, but Dean pushed on ahead. These Klatoonians worshiped a large statue of Botan the Wise as their god. Jibril convinced them that it was a good idea to pray to their gods as the end times had come (triggering them attempting to sacrifice their valuables on an alter). Jibril caught a glimpse of a stone tablet depicting a map of the area ans asked Scuttles to record the map. Then the natives attempted to sacrifice her in a fire to the all powerful Botan.
  • With the further aid of Scuttles, Jibril escaped and met up with Dean inside the Spire.

Ghost – Talking to Herself

  • Ghost converses with her two clones, leaving them locked up aboard the Dusk Mynock. She calls in a report to Lando, telling him to put out a New Republic warrant for her arrest.
  • She arrives at the Varl system, where she is swiftly intercepted by Hutt fighters.
  • Aboard a Hutt frigate, Ghost informed them about the chaos with the Grand Granee Noopa. She met with a mysterious figure called Baron Warlord Zvishin, who was apparently in charge of the Varl defence fleet, and traded the Onderon Crest for some items from her special shopping list.

Rewards and Experience

  • 5XP for this session.
  • Zarcus gained 9 conflict, rolled 3 = -6 Conflict.
  • Tobin gained 1 conflict.
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The Grand Granee Noopa - Ignition
These Violent Delights Have Violent Ends...

Mission Roster

== First Blood ==

-Grand Granee Noopa begins
-Botan the Wise faces challengers from each team, killing the Tribute if he defeats them.
-Zarcus faces Botan in a game of willpower, manages to overpower the Hutt.
-Zarcus kills Botan, gaining the title of Hutt Slayer.
-Zarcus is then forced to take Botan’s place as the Hutt champion.
-Zarcus faces an impostor Tobin Stryder, losing in a dance off competition.
-Tobin Stryder faces the impostor, who is revealed to be his brother.
-Tobin Stryder defeats the impostor, robbing him in the process, and finishing the first round of the Grand Granee Noopa.

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The Biggest Bollocks
====

-Tobin Stryder announces an auction for posession of the Onderon Crest, the absolute madman.
-Bids begin for the Onderon Crest, over the 20 million mark.
-People are allowed to mingle with other teams.
-Revelation that the Gorensla clan hired impostors to be Predator Squad, the dicks.
-Ghost investigates her doppelganger, finding them to merely be an actor.
-Impostor Gand is not even a Gand.
-Jibril Sayra is revealed to have arrived and got lumped with the impostors. She attempts to cocerce them but Dei then appears and mentions that the necklace that is wearing following her trip back to Corcuscant has significant meaning for her which she wasn’t previously aware of. Dei leaves before she explains what this is.
-The Grand Feast begins.

===== The Grand Feast Begins =====

-I just said that twice.
-BIDDING INTENSIFIES
-Jibril Sayra attempts to interact with Zarcus, who has no clue who she is.
-Tobin Stryder gets a mysterious invite, which turns out to be from The Wraith.
-The Wraith strikes a deal with Tobin Stryder for the Onderon Crest.
-Dei the Great finds Tobin Stryder, wants in on that action.
-Tobin Stryder gives no fucks and tells her where it is to see if the slug can get killed.
-Ghost finds out about Tobin Stryder’s deal.
-Ghost heads to the ship, with Dean Kessler following.
-Dean Kessler learns of The Wraith and decides against it after all.
-Dean Kessler returns to the banquet to try and get reinforcements.

======
And hell followed with her…
======

-Ghost arrived at the hangar, finding warring Hutt forces on either side
-A 6 person squad in the middle of the room is wrecking everyone’s shit.
-Ghost uses the boost to get through to the ship.
-6 person squad demand in unison to hand over the Onderon Crest.
-Getting a weird vibe, Ghost takes no chances and proceeds to gun down the first soldier.
-Remaining 5 commandos are revealed to be Ghost clones.
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-Ghost kills another 2 commandos, knocking a further 2 out, and disarming a third.
-Ghost also melts the hangar roof, floor, and adjacent power reactor for the station.
-Ghost picks up the unconscious commandos, and escapes from the hangar.
-The Dusk Mynock escapes into space to avoid what happens next.

=====
Oh fuck, oh fuck, oh fuck…
=====

-Alarms everywhere, the station is now in a decaying orbit, breaking up along the way down.
- F
-Group is separated, with all but Ghost getting into escape pods with other survivors, heading to the planet surface.
-Ghost spacejumps to the Dusk Mynock with the 2 unconscious commandos.
-The third surviving commando fails to move fast enough to escape.
-Dusk Mynock escapes the planet’s orbit to avoid the hostile drones that became active.
-Monsterkill…

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Jibril & Travok - Date Night

This is set in the aftermath of Jibril and Travok’s trip to Coruscant, which was around the time of the Battle of Endor. Events culminating in Jibril unsuccessfully attempting to assassinate Travok, since then they’ve returned to an Alliance medical facility where Jibril is undergoing treatment…

Travok’s hover chair took him into the medical facility where Jibril was being treated, it had been a week on since the visit to the world of jungle duristeel and crushed dreams, his legs still a week too young to properly bare his weight despite the bacta treatment. Jibril had been unconscious the entire time; both her compromised immune system and the injuries that were inflicted – he had inflicted had put her on the threshold.

“I did what I had to do.”

The Trandosian pushed down the predatory impulse as he eyed the container curiously; he understood little about medical personal but understood that treating the wounds and carrying out the DNA repair would have likely occurred all within this tank. Travok didn’t entirely understand his feelings over it all, part grateful, part apprehensive, part of him further hungered for the woman, a contradiction that he didn’t entirely understand. Travok knew that the lesser species would never understand precisely what it meant to feel strong conflicting emotion that drove most of his own species to a self satisfactory lifestyle; he just understood his role in this play was coming to a close.

It was his moment of weakness that caused her infection; thus it only seemed operate that he would be there in the end; only this time the strength of their positions had reversed.

“Docktor, what iss the prognosis?”

He mused softly, gently running a claw along the hilt of the cane; but a soveniger of more familiar times.

Tapping a screen next to the containment screen that held Jibril, the Doctor took a moment before replying to the Trandosian, looking at the cane wielding creature. The room was a plain white room but in the darkness it was bathed a in dull blue light from the screens with ghostly shadows thrown from all of the occupants in the room.

“Well… the we’ve managed to synthesise a drug from her DNA and the data you had on the infection that keep it at bay. Nothing we can do to remove it though completely though. To be frank, she is lucky to be alive at all.”

The Doctor then moved to leave the room in a hurry, he did not wish to be anywhere near the danger.

“I see.” The trandosians voice was but a rumble as he nodded. “You can leave us now.”

The doctor seemed more then too willing to oblige. The reptile leaned back into his chair as he turned his eye slits toward the figure that floated in the bacta tank, he picked up the comm device and took a few moments to compose the lines in his throat, his lines as soft as the rumble of the machine.

“That wasn’t the first time you had tried to kill someone; was it? It was good; I didn’t sense your intent until the last moment.”

Travok paused for dramatic silence

“Just this is but the third time I had sensed sudden murderious intent; and unlike the prior two times I could catch your blade. Now, it is my turn to ask three questions, and unlike Ghost I will be careful not to waste but one.” 1

The trandosian gave a chuckle as he remembered that; even within the tank his memories of the squad remained fresh as the air’s on Kashyyyk.

“Who are you really, Jibril the concrete dweller?”

At the Trandosian asking the question, the Human’s eyes wearily opened, obviously tired from the all of the adventure she had taken with Travok. After a moment to gather her thought as to where she was, she lazily looked over at the cane wielding fiend, she slurred a reply over the speaker built into the unit, “I… wish I knew”

“MMMaaayybbee I am still the concrete dweller you knew all along….”

As she spoke, Jibril became more awake and alert to the fact of the bacta tank and the many IV lines in her. For the moment, she wondered if she looked like one of those hideous science experiments she had read of before. That, more than the infection itself, struck fear into her.

“I see, though given ”/characters/dei-the-great" class=“wiki-content-link”>Dei recommended you to us I can’t help but to be sceptical. I think I have a good idea of who you are. A hunter out of necessarily; a lone wolf if you were, a creature of immense social activity, so proud of your identity yet you never felt you had a pack of your own."

The reptile nodded as he drew a coin from his claw to lightly toss and fumble. He took that moment to recall as he spun poetry of his own family.

“I can sympethise with that, strangely. Regardless, question number two.”

“What inspired you to become a doctor then? I am genuinely quite curious at this as I reasoned it wasn’t your first career choice; you were clearly a good jungle hunter, that jewel that you used for a bribe was a mighty fine catch, finely concealed for a rainy day policy just like today.”

Closing her eyes just for a moment, Jibril took that question to think. With a sharper resolve that she could muster in her incapacitated state, she opened her eyes back at Travok and replied quietly,

“Perhaps it is just a cover…. or perhaps it was a genuine move on my part. Think about it deary, you said it yourself that I am a good hunter and I suppose that is the case. However my Trandosian fiend, I did genuinely have a desire to learn about medicine many lifetimes ago. An irony, given the predicament I am in now.”

She reached out to point at Travok as best she could in the cramped tube, “And besides my dear, I can’t just be the aloof character I am in the group, one has to find a use somewhere, even if it means knowing precisely where the vital organs are in you so the next time we meet, if indeed we do, I’ll know exactly where to strike.”

Retracting her finger, Jibril smiled a little and finished, “Your last question darling…. don’t waste it.”

“Duly noted. I’ll make room for your next attempt within my schedule”

The Trandosian gave a slow nod as he flicked open the data pad and pressed a few keys. It was difficult to tell whether the trandosian was being sarcastic.

The third question dispelled any doubts over his tone.

“And when you next try and kill me, what do you prefer, red or white wine? Or are you a rosie person? Since technically what you did would merely be classed as courtship within trandosian culture, so I will at least make you feel accommodated on our next date, I’ll even wear my best suit. Dress to undress, as they say on corellia!”

The trandosian gave a heartly chuckle as he brought his hoverchair up to the class where she remained, yet as he rested his palm against the class his persona turned to a growl.

“Make no mistakes Jibril, I understand your heart. After all, it was my weakness that infected you, made you weak, all because of one moment of weakness on my part. I know how badly you want to crave my heart out and make me watch you eat it or made me fall to my death one thousand times; given how much I hate flying the terror that would fill my heart would erase my quiver a hundredfold over. "

“Yet for some reason I chose not to tell alliance security about whom you received those wounds from; far as they are aware you had been merely injured by gangers looking for a vuneriable pick like you and I. Do you ever wonder why I would have even bothered bringing you back here, knowing this?”

The trandosian sighed, before he punched the glass and screamed

“It’s because you never deserved this fate, after all it should have been I who was infected, killed that day! Don’t you THINK IT BOTHERS ME IT TURNED OUT THIS WAY?!”

With that the last of his tension eased from his shoulders and he sighed. His greatest weight eased from his chest.

“I’m sorry Jibril, for what little it is worth. A proud wolf like you deserved much better then this fate, that is why I brought you back here and paid off those smugglers to sell that story. So that you could try and enact your vengeance again, if that’s what it takes to give you strength to live; I am more then happy to be that price.”

The shock of Travok punching the glass made Jibril flinch for a moment. As the glass didn’t break, she witnessed the Trandosian pour out whatever emotional baggage he had on his shoulders. As Travok finished, a pall came over the moment.

Only for a moment.

“Hahaaa….” Jibril quietly laughed breathlessly, “…aahahaha! I’ll take a rose wine the next time we meet. That is one of the reasons I sought your group out. It is all well and good dwelling on Coruscant but every girl needs to explore their horizons from time to time. I try and kill a Human, they freak out. I attempt a well deserved assassination on a Trandosian and suddenly I am being courted! That is pure hilarity if ever I heard it!”

She calmed for a moment.

“Perhaps the weakness wasn’t on your part, it was on mine for wanting to save a life just for once. I lied to the people on Ogolth Tiir that help was coming after we left and now they are likely dead. Perhaps I didn’t want those children on the ship to suffer the fate I have bestowed upon me now, or worse. Or maybe, just maybe, I acted deliberately to make you owe me.”

Settling back, Jibril returned with a meek smile, “My life is forever changed because of you and the squadron – I won’t ever be able to forget this. You are, quite literally Travok, written into me.”

Taking another moment, she then asked deliberately, “So… what will you do now?”

The trandosian nodded as he took in the response, released of his burden he seemed more at ease, at least with part of himself.

“I see. I appeariate that for what it is worth.” “The orphans on that dying world will have to learn quickly but they already have the heart’s of adults. They just need someone to show them the way of success in this galaxy. I plan on dedicating my years toward giving their minds tooth and claw in which to cut into this galaxy and carve their own business empire out in this merciless space.”

The trandosian paused for thought before he continued.

“To do this I’ll have to leave the front line, predator squad was entertaining company but it’s plain to see that I don’t belong here. I am already in the midist of my third decade and my regeneration will faulter in the fourth. I will just go back to what I do best; buying products for low, selling for high, and from there I see where I will go within the alliance. In any case, I will let you rest now.”

He began to hover out, but arruptly paused at the door.

“Sometimes I do wonder that when I ask one question; do your multiple answers cover them all? Or are some of those answers misdirection? But then, I used my third question to court you so that mystery will remain as such, just remember.”

He turned in the hover chair to calmly regard her with his eyes and a toothy grin

“I’ll take you on anytime.”

With that he departed to let her rest; though it was somewhat of a mystery how a threat could also sound so flirtatious.

As Jibril watched Travok hover out of the door, she said nothing and closed her eyes to rest, making a note of the fourth decade he mentioned and to keep an eye out for him. One day, she will finish what she started but for now, returning the squadron seemed to make the most sense.

1 Travok is referring to the events of this conversation.

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Getting Underway to the Grand Granee Noopa

Mission Roster

  • Predator Squadron prepared for the Grand Granee Noopa, preparing a plan for the worst case scenario.
  • Zarcus made a business deal with the quartermaster droid of Liberator Wing.
  • Kobfred and Gand put together a casual bet on Sabacc, the loser would have to streak naked through the ship. They drew the game, so both of them streaked through the ship, starting with the bridge and attempting to cover as much ground as possible. Eventually Ghost intervened and took them both down, R3 recorded the entire event and sold the broadcast rights. Lando was deeply traumatised. Gand and Kobfred have to partake in a mandatory 12 hour sexual harassment course.
  • They arrived at Nal Hutta, where they were introduced to the new head of the Veradi Clan, who had invited the group to participate in the Grand Granee Noopa.
  • They arrived in orbit of a moon of Kor Desilijic – the purseworld of the Desilijic Kajidic (the clan of the now deceased Jabba the Hutt).
  • They found that Zarcus and Kobfred had been invited by different Hutts, thus they found themselves on different teams to the rest of Predator Squadron and each other.
  • The invitees were all split off into their separate teams as the first task began. They were told they must put forth 1 Tribute and 1 Challenger to face Botan the Wise.

Rewards and Experience

  • Obligation…
  • 5 XP for planning for the Granee Noopa and arriving at the event.
  • 5 XP for Gand and Kibfred’s hilarious/traumatic exploits.
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The Battle of Mon Cala Part Four
Conclusion

Mission Roster

Predator Squadron continued flying against Zsinj’s lines, as Kobfred co-ordinated their efforts with Liberator Wing and the accompanying Hutt forces from the Dawn of Tranquility. They targeted the Star Destroyers command and control systems, causing several collisions in Zsinj’s tightly packed formation.

Moff Ravik retreated from the battle, leaving Zsinj alone to face the New Republic fleet. Given the losses he was starting to take, he also decided to retreat. As the Iron Fist made it’s run for hyperspace Oz sent a transmission introducing himself. As the Super Star Destroyer jumped away he received a transmission back saying an agent of Zsinj would be in touch.

Predator Squadron, part of the first major Imperial assault the New Republic have successfully repelled, returned to the Dawn of Tranquility. Captain Hugo the Hutt invited Kobfred to a grand Hutt banquet as his honoured VIP guest. Kobfred attempted to sway the Hutt into inviting more, Hugo took a little offence at this and downgraded his invite to that of ‘Challenger’.

Ghost and Oz returned to the Honey Badger where a transmission was waiting for them:

Exalted ones! The privilege and honour of the Grand [[Fortune and Glory: The Granee Noopa | Granee Noopa]] awaits! Know that such an opportunity is presented only to those who have earned the respect and admiration of an illustrious – and anonymous – benefactor. Do not squander such an opportunity – the Grand Granee Noopa is only held once every thousand years. Your arrival on Nal Hutta is expected no later than two weeks than the receipt of this invitation. No further contact will be made until the Grand Granee Noopa has concluded. May fortune favour you!

The invitation is direct, referring to the members of Predator Squadron (minus Zarcus and Kobfred) by name.

Rewards and Experience

  • Every PC who partook in the battle gained 40XP.

Duty

  • Gand gained 5 Sabotage Duty
  • Oz gained 10 Combat Victory Duty
  • Tobin gained 5 Sabotage Duty
  • Dean gained 5 Support Duty
  • Each PC also gained 2 Duty each due to the effects of the Mass Combat checks (total 16 Duty).

Morality

  • Gand gained 3 conflict, need to roll Morality next week.
  • Ghost gained 1 conflict, rolled 1. Remains at 100.
  • Kobfred gained 1 conflict, rolling 5, going up to 66 Morality.
  • Tobin gained 2 conflict need to roll Morality next week.
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The Battle of Mon Cala Part Three

Mission Roster

The battle continues, Predator Squadron cripple two more of Ravik’s Star Destroyers, eventually succeeding in breaking through their immense armour and blowing them up. then Kobfred incites a mutiny among some of the damaged Imperial forces. Because of this the New Republic Forces are able to break through, cutting down Ravik’s forces and obliterating his front line. Oz called up Ravik to taunt him, identifying himself by his full title. Ravik suggested Oz take up discussions of his past with Zsinj.

Predator Squadron stop for a quick re-arm aboard the Dawn of Tranquility, getting some quick repairs. Kobfred jumps ship to help out aboard the MC-85 Star Cruiser.

They rejoin the battle, skirting the outskirts to swing around and hit Warlord Zsinj’s port flank. They engage his defences there, working together to take down a Lancer-Class Cruiser before it can obliterate their forces. They note that Ravik has sent a force of TIE Defenders and TIE Raptors to engage the enemy at his rear – they meet Zsinj’s forces of TIE Fighters and TIE Aggressors.

The battle continues…

Notes

  • No XP this week. It’ll be the same Obligation/Duty/Morality next week.
    • Ghost’s Family Obligation.
    • Gand’s Sabotage Duty.
    • Ghost and Gand’s Morality.
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The Battle of Mon Cala Part Two
Predator Squadron Join the Space Defence

Mission Roster

Kobfred addressed Lando, asking him whether it he could ask the Hutt dignitary downstairs for reinforcements. Lando replied that they could use the help and that he trusted Kobfred to handle it.

Kobfred asked the Hutt captain whether he’d be willing to provide them with reinforcements – after all if the New Republic lost the Hutt would be with them. Captain Hugo thought this over, he said that the Hutt Kajidics wanted recognition that the Hutts are an independent nation, and for the New Republic to acknowledge that any territory that the Hutts may seize by right of conquest belongs to the Hutts. Kobfred agreed to these terms, and Hugo replied that it was a good thing his fleet was right nearby.

From between Mon Cala’s two suns (where they would likely have been shielded from sensors), a large formation of Hutt warships took flight towards the battle between the New Republic’s, Ravik’s and Zsinj’s forces.

As the squad prepared to join the battle, Tobin called Cobra Talonbane, and requested the Syndicate’s help. Luckily Talonbane was currently on nearby Garel and, swayed by the promise of valuable salvage, he agreed to arrive as soon as possible.

Galish and Kobfred rallied some pilots and crew to join them in battle. Most of the pilots young and inexperienced. Predator Squadron’s contingent consisted of:

  • An MG-100 StarFortress SF-15 crewed by Ghost, Galish, Zarcus, Zar and a New Republic crewman.
  • An MG-100 StarFortress SF-15 crewed by Dean, Oz, Kobfred and a New Republic crewman.
  • Gand took a Y-Wing and New Republic gunner.
  • Tobin alone in a B-Wing.
  • 2 groups of 3 A-Wings, each escorting a StarFortress.
  • A group of 3 X-Wings, escorting Gand’s Y-Wing.

The lights rimming the hanger entrance turned from red to green, and they punched it, launching down the flight tube right as it aligned with the nearest segment of Imperial lines.

Ravik’s vanguard line had pulled in close to the New Republic shipyards. The shipyard defence stations were hammering away, but the New Republic fleet had suffered some significant damage in this sector. The Dawn of Tranquility put itself and it’s augmented shield between the damaged ships and the Imperial fleet.

Predator Squadron roared towards the nearest Star Destroyer – Ghost, Galish & Zarcus’s StarFortress sprinting ahead of the formation. They dodged and weaved through the Imperial fighters, firing off the first volley of bombs. They struck the Star Destroyer directly on the bridge, crippling it in one fell swoop.

They were surrounded by Imperial fighters – TIE Fighters, Hunters and Interceptors – the battle absolute chaos. The rest of Predator Squadron came in and tried to give them some cover fire.

Dean, Oz & Kobfred’s StarFortress then broke right, heading towards the next Star Destroyer in the Imperial formation. They ran into the defence fighters, only to be provided with cover by the arriving Syndicate forces. Mesa led the Syndicate starfighters into battle in her Lancer-Class Pursuit Craft.

They got off a volley of bombs at the Star Destroyer, damaging it’s engines, but they were unable to take it out of the fight yet.

Ghost, Galish & Zarcus headed for the left Star Destroyer – it launched 5 TIE Defenders in response, along with more TIE Fighters. Although they took out two of the TIE Defenders, their own craft took some damage. They got off a volley against the Destroyer, damaging it’s power systems. This gave Gand an opening to carefully aim a set of proton torpedoes from his Y-Wing, they hit their mark, taking out the Star Destroyer’s shields.

Chaos reigns throughout the battlefield, the fight continues next week…

  • No XP this week. It’ll be the same Obligation/Duty/Morality next week.
  • Ghost’s Family Obligation.
  • Gand’s Sabotage Duty.
  • Ghost and Gand’s Morality.
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The Battle of Mon Cala Part One

To skip straight to the epilogue conversation click here1.

Mission Roster

The Battle Commences

The twin suns of Mon Cala are high in the sky as the Imperial fleet streams towards the New Republic defence line. The flagship (an Assertor-Class Star Dreadnought) begins broadcasting:

“Attention members of the Rebel Alliance, this is Grand Moff Ravik of the Galactic Empire. Surrender peacefully, power down your shields and you will be spared”.

The Imperial fleet consists of the Assertor-Class, 11 Imperial-Class Star Destroyers, 1 Venator-Class Star Destroyer and assorted support ships.

Admiral Ackbar begins rallying the New Republic forces:

“All craft form up. Defence Formation Cresh! They may out-gun us, but you have all trained for this. If we hold our line, of our resolve is true, we will pull through this day. We’ve faced greater odds than this and survived. The New Republic will not fall today!”

The New Republic fleet begin repositioning its ships and the orbital defences around the shipyards begin powering up. More ships begin dropping out of hyperspace – smaller picket ships that are being recalled from patrols. Mostly Nebulon-B’s and CR-90’s.

On the surface of the ocean, Tobin spots a group of smaller Imperial craft breaking through the New Republic lines and getting into the atmosphere – A squadron of Alpha-Class Star Wing fighters escorting a pair of LAAT/I Gunships. The gunships sides begin opening and infantry begin their high-altitude drops down to the ocean surface. Tobin calls in a warning to the city below.

City Evacuation

Down in the city, shrill alarms start sounding. Whisper organises an evacuation of the conference to a nearby bunker with Ambassador Pok (the Mon Cala diplomat chairing the events). They get a call from Oz (who is travelling with Lando to the underwater construction site) – he relays to them that General Rieekan wants them to find a way to evacuate the diplomats to the construction site so they can get them off planet. Oz is going to help secure the area.

At the bunker they find that two diplomats are missing – Senator Nudo from ORD Mantell (the Aqualish) and Senator Pato Set from Ithor (the irritable Ithorian). Ghost goes off in search of them whilst Gand, Kobfred and Whisper take some Mon Cala troops in search of some transport.

As they make their way towards the spaceport they see that the many New Republic ships are taking off to join the battle. They’re ambushed by a group of sea-troopers, one of which carries a torpedo launcher. They quickly scramble to take out the torpedo trooper, Gand shoots it out of his hands, it goes off and hits a nearby building showering the Imperials in debris. Unfortunately the shockwave causes parts of the coral structure in which Predator Squadron have taken cover to begin shattering into hundreds of razor-sharp knife-like shards.

Predator Squadron eventually gain the advantage but it is not without cost – both Gand and Kobfred are gravely injured. The battle culminates when a group of patrolling Mon Cala knights happens upon the battle and their Keelkana mounts feast on the Imperial commander.

One Sea-Trooper survives, Whisper and Kobfred interrogate him for his orders. He explains that the Empire’s mission on the surface is to disrupt the New Republic defences, targeting the power stations and shield generators in the cities.

They find some intelligence on what’s left of the Imperial commander indicating how the Empire found the conference:

Ravik’s son uncovered intelligence on Canto Bight that led him to tracking down a Rebel fleet group in the Lianna System. They attacked, and when the Rebels escaped to hyperspace they intercepted partial co-ordinates being broadcast. The Empire then plotted possible jump co-ordinates from there in the direction they escaped with the partial co-ordinates and the logical destination was Mon Cala.

After questioning the surviving Imperial soldier they pass him into Mon Calamari custody and the group continues to the spaceport. Gand collects the rocket launcher.

Ghost tracks down the missing Senators to the hotel bar, the Aqualish has turned it into a self-service establishment. Ghost threatens to shoot up the bar and succeeds in turning the Aqualish away from his self-destructive ways. She tries to also coax the Ithorian to rise up, but his despair is too strong. She eventually decides to simply tether the Ithorian to her with a grapple line and drags him to the bunker.

In the bunker Galish tries to raise the diplomat’s spirits by recruiting them into the League of Fancy Hats. This is unsuccessful as many of the diplomats are more concerned with their impending doom and many others have read the New Republic Intelligence report on potentially dangerous organisations – her cult is made up mostly of Imperial POWs, and is on a New Republic watchlist. Ghost returns and finds methods to motivate the group of diplomats.

Aboard the Dawn of Tranquility

Lando and Oz arrive at the Dawn of Tranquility construction site. Oz initially focuses on getting Lando to the bridge safely, sending some soldiers to secure the shield generator. Once dropping Lando off at the bridge, Oz begins heading back down the ship.

Zarcus, still on the detention level, finds the lobby. There are 6 Mandalorians set up in there, one with a light-repeating blaster. Zarcus manages to avoid being spotted (with the assistance of Zar), and he calls Oz for assistance and advice.

Together they co-ordinate their strike on the Mandalorians. Oz climbs on top of the turbolift roof, and sets it for the detention level, the doors open and the nearest wave of Mandalorians open fire. Zarcus snags the light-repeating blaster operator with a found glop grenade, it begins blocking off that Mando’s air supply and gums up the heat vents of the light-repeater disabling it.

Oz drops down, lets forth several blasts from his rifle, sweeping fire across the area. He takes down one Mandalorian and causes the power systems of the light-repeater to overheat, causing the entire foam from Zarcus’s glop grenade to engulf that side of the room in flames.

Zarcus throws on Mandalorian across the room into the mouth of hell that Oz had opened up and repositions himself in cover. Unfortunately a Mando blasts a chemical suppresent system above Zarcus’s head, dousing the entire area in toxic chemicals.

The Mandalorian leader (taking cover behind the console) opens up on Oz with his ridiculously large rifle. This hit Oz feels, but more pertinent is that the Mando blasted the safeties of the elevator. Two Mandalorian reinforcements arrive, they’re dragging a figure with a black bag over their head.

With a speed of thought probably afforded to him by his droid systems, Oz decides that the bigger one is the harder they fall, and that Mandalorian was plenty big. Oz quickly secures himself with grappling hook as the elevator crumbles around him, he opens up on the Mandalorians, raining holy fires of vengeance upon them. As his gun falls silent, the Mandalorian leader keels over, his beskar’gam – supposedly impregnable armour – lay riddled with fist-sized blast holes. Oz swings his way into the room, stepping through the flames, like a spectre of death to the handful of battered Mandalorians that survived his onslaught.

Zarcus sends Zar in, who unleashes his blood howl. Each Mandalorian being severely injured from Oz’s blitz, being faced with this spectre that just killed their leader, and now this wolf, the Mandalorians feel fear. They make a break for it, running for the door, but Zarcus wrenches it from its motors and slams it shut in front of them. The Mandalorians, now trapped and apparently hopeless, exchange a solemn look between the three of them. They each draw daggers and take their own lives rather than be captured.

Oz attends to the Mandalorian’s prisoner, she introduces herself as Dignitary Chaaste. Oz recognises her from Alliance files – she’s Grand Moff Ravik’s former assistant. She explains that the Mandalorians were not breaking her out to save her, but to execute her for what she knows – she has agreed to defect to the New Republic and give them all that she knows about Moff Ravik’s citadel on Ryloth. Rieekan confirms her story to Oz and it seems as though they’ve wiped out the majority of the Mandalorians aboard the ship, so he and Zarcus head for the shield generator room to secure it against future incursions.

  • Oz acquired the Mandalorian leader’s rifle (a heavily modified DH-X Heavy Blaster Rifle) and he and Zarcus each grabbed some frag grenades.

Escaping the City

Gand, Kobfred and Whisper have to cut through the city’s zoo on the way to the spaceport, they pass by the 50m long corpse of a whaladon (it appears as if someone had thrown a thermal detonator into it’s blowhole). As they swim around it, it gives them an uneasy feeling.

They come to the spaceport and find that all spaceworthy ships already seem to have blasted off, those that are left appear to have been salvaged for parts. Gand does spot a small submarine, but it’d require at least two trips to ferry all the diplomats with it. As they’re deciding what to do a shadow falls over them, high above them an adult whaladon swims by, blocking out the sun with it’s 130m long bulk. It swims over the zoo and begins circling the corpse of the smaller creature – they’re fairly sure the larger one is it’s parent.

They approach the whaladon, tentatively at first. Whisper begins talking to it, and it seems to react (although she may be imagining it). Kobfred and Gand attempt to connect with it too, they’re fairly sure the massive creature is intelligent. They ask for its help, the whaladon solemnly seems to understand.

They climb on the creature’s back where there are a series of ridges that make easy handholds. They grab on and the whale rockets upwards, heading straight towards the surface. The whale stretches out into the sky, flipping around – backflipping so it is now pointed straight down towards the water.

They brace themselves as the water rushes over them, barely shielded from the impact by the ridges on the whale’s back. The creature heads down at an angle – heading deeper, away from the city. It arcs around and heads for the rock wall – they’re approaching a cave. No hesitation the whale dives straight in at full speed.

After rocketing through a long tunnel, the whale comes out into a large cavern, huge crystals are embedded in the ceiling, reflecting light from somewhere high above. The entire place has an ethereal glow, it exits that cavern somewhere near the top, heading into a tunnel of coral.

It begins slowing as it approaches an underground wall, and it begins emitting a deep resonating pulse from it’s throat. After some time the rock begins pulsating, cracking – eroding down in waves of dust.

In the bunker it feels as though there’s a massive earthquake, some of the dignitaries fear they’re being bombarded from orbit. Ghost prepares the dignitaries to evacuate the bunker, when the floor collapses and they come face to face with the whaladon.

Whisper explains that they brought transport (Ghost told them not to complain!). The whale opens its mouth expectantly. After some hesitation the diplomats reluctantly get into the jaws of the giant beast. (The smell is horrendous, almost overwhelming, yet also sort of calming).

The whale takes off again and begins circling the massive cavern, it’s really picking up speed at this point, there’s almost a whirlpool effect at the centre. It dives off down another tunnel, rapidly twisting and turning for a beast of it’s size. they come out in an underwater canyon and it begins weaving it’s way along. It comes to a stop overlooking the Mon Calamari construction yard, spitting out its passengers.

Kobfred, Whisper and Gand say goodbye to their friend, telling it to stay safe. As it swims off into the blue depths they’re fairly sure it waves back with it’s tail. The next time they look back, the whaladon has completely disappeared.

Blast Off

The party from the city reunite with Tobin at the docks and board the Dawn of Tranquility. Tobin heads for the shield generator as the rest escort the diplomats to safe quarters. Galish takes this opportunity to make her case to Count Drakul about the liberation of Gand, together with Ghost, Gand and Whisper she eventually convinces him to change his position.

Galish stays with the diplomats whilst the rest head for the bridge.

Tobin meets Oz and Zarcus in the shield generator room, they assist him in retuning the experimental shield generator they acquired on Canto Bight. Through some crazy mechanics they rig the shield system through the MC-85’s projectors, doing it so efficiently that they were able to permanently increase it’s defence in 2 zones. Tobin signs this insanely-built masterpiece with his name.

The maintenance catwalks retract from the ship as alarms signalling all personnel to stand by are sounded. The engines power up, the craft slowly starts rising from it’s cradle. More thrusters ignite and it picks up speed. More engines power up as the MC-85 breaks the surface of the ocean with a great tidal wave. The main engines kick in and the craft accelerates up through the atmosphere, and enters the orbital battlefield.

On the bridge Ghost, Gand, Whisper, Oz and Kobfred have a good view of the command display Rieekan and Lando are looking over. Down with the diplomats Galish attempts to comfort the Ithorian, who has his head in his hands muttering about how they’re all going to die. At the shield generator Zarcus and Tobin have a display monitor they’re watching.

More Imperial ships begin dropping out of hyperspace, several Star Destroyers including an Executor-Class Star Dreadnought. They begin broadcasting:

“Rebels, your day is done. Prepare to be obliterated!” there’s a pause, “Ravik, what are you doing here?”.

“Putting down a Rebellion, Zsinj ", comes the curt reply.

“That’s Warlord Zsinj, you-”

“Zsinj, you’re a very good tactical commander, but politics has never been your forte”.

Ackbar cuts in: “If you two would like a moment…”

Ravik comes back: “Zsinj I give you this one chance: let’s put aside our differences and crush the Rebellion. We can decide the future of the Empire afterwards together,”.

Zsinj responds, “I am Warlord Zsinj, ruler from ORD Mantell to the Gordian Reach, and I declare myself independent from Grand Moff Ravik’s corrupt regime and declare myself the rightful ruler of the Galactic Empire. I will crush you both”.

On Ravik’s end things seem to go dead, but you’re almost certain you hear a muttered “that f-ing moron” before it shuts off.

Ackbar quickly sets out their situation – if they run they’ll lose this sector of space, the New Republic’s main shipyard and it’ll mean the loss of a large amount of momentum built up since Endor. The time to draw a line in the sand is now. He orders Rieekan to put together a unit to strategically target key Imperial assets during the battle.

Ackbar hopes that Ravik and Zsinj will be so involved in fighting each other that it’ll give the New Republic an opening to do significant damage. Whichever of the two wins will hopefully be so battered that they’re forced to retreat.

Rieekan has Predator Squadron assemble on the hanger deck (including Kobfred and Zarcus, somehow Lando has managed to acquire their signatures confirming they’ve signed up to Predator Squadron, even though neither of them remember signing anything). There are dozens of ships in the hanger – A-Wings, B-Wings, X-Wings, Y-Wings, even a U-Wing and two experimental M-100 StarFortress Bomber SF-15s.

EpilogueA Brief Discussion on Tactics

1 As they’re readying for battle on the hanger deck Tobin and Galish engage in a brief discussion on tactics:

Tobin: Though a diversionary hit is useful. finesse is only so useful in deception. I am being entirely serious, one bomber isn’t going to blow up a Super Star Destroyer. Not one anyway.

Galish: No, it bloody well isn’t, not when Mon Cala is in trouble, as is all the diplomats.

Tobin: But what one bomber can do is, with the support network, open up the formation of one or the other.

Galish: And frankly. I’d like to get back to Skye alive.

Tobin: I mean, make diversionary raids to make them think we are hitting somewhere else, but ultimately we gain nothing by holding anything back. The alliance is already fully committed to this fight; half arsed measures is exactly why a diplomat can never understand war.

Galish: Urgh…

Tobin: That has been made abundantly clear by the motivations of many going into this conference.

Dramatic music

Galish: Tobin, I never said hold back, I am simply pointing out that it is a bad idea to go immediately in with the bombers. You claim that you must need to win the war – I put it to you that your mission is ultimately futile. Win something tangible, something that really matters to you. Liberate Gand, save your family, something like that. I am fighting in this to keep my wife and my adopted homeworld alive, free from the tyranny of the Empire. So when I say that I warrant some caution in rushing in, I mean it. Much as I would love for the napalm of bombing runs to light up the sensor grids, rash decisions could ultimately cost us.

Galish: I simply mean this – press the big red button when you know it is time, not because you want to.

Tobin:

“Oh? So that’s why you are a supporter of privatisation then? So you and your bloody royal bimbo can adopt some Iradorian children and watch the sun rise over your freshly tilled land that you vacated your own people off? You’re the same as that blue bitch, you go away from the war a few months, go back to your family and everything is sunshine and rainbows isn’t it? Long as you keep living you get to live the good life? I don’t even need to peak inside your mind to know exactly what you are thinking.”

“Fuck this, I don’t need to explain how I operate because I have been fighting this war continuously for four solid years years, even in my period of rest I’ve always had one eye over my shoulder because of those cursed red blades, or looking for my old friends that probably died two years ago! I don’t have any place I can go back to Galish! Scum like me don’t! The very best I can hope for is to use my particular set of talents to carve my path through those triangles to make the Grand Moff’s heart quake! And Force willing I will survive like I always have.

“I swear to the Force, the only reason you got your shit together was because of Ghost’s patience, that takes a seriously good quality to do just that. But in my eyes, you aren’t one of us. You never were.”

Tobin storms off to prepare for take off.

Galish: “You are damn right I got my shit together because of Ghost – something she’ll be repaid for I can assure you!”

Galish runs over to Tobin to stop him storming off.

Galish:
bq. _"However, don’t you ever call my wife a bimbo! How dare you, prancing around with your magical, wishy-washy stuff going on. You’ve been fighting for so long, you can’t see the bigger picture! I didn’t go back to Skye with Khylira, she chose to go back herself. I was making myself useful working towards the one thing, the one thing that has any stability in my life, the liberation of Skye! You do have somewhere to go back to, where your family is, just like where mine is."

She jabs him in the chest with a finger.

Galish:
bq. “What war mongers like you don’t get is sometimes, you have to take the long way around to get what you want. Want to see Gand liberated? Fine, go and do a direct assault, I am sure that’ll work. Shit like that worked fine for me for years – so much so I killed my own parents and the crew of the Midnight Star! Why do you think I drink so much, huh?!”

“Take it from me Tobin, rushing in will be the death of you.”

The Rodian’s body tensed as Galish spun him around; for a moment his entire slight frame seemed to reverberate with barely contained fury, yet against expectations the Rodian contained it behind his cold golden stare. His gaze turned away from her as her triade contained as he reached out, his mind drifted towards the matters of what had yet to be. Isolating the future was difficult when the canvas of time was shattered like hammered glass, endless shards seemed to stretch out in every which direction, yet as he grabbed the path of greatest abundance he saw events that rippled out from the origin of this shatterpoint, a most likely turn of events.

Tobin: “I, apologise.”

The Rodian’s first words seemed distant as he continued to look beyond her, before he abruptly snapped out with a flicker of his eyes.

Dramatic music

Tobin:
bq. _"But family? You presume too much. She already has hers in a place I can never follow because I just kill people and create instruments to kill more people, in addition I could give less of a shit about being honourable since most honourable people die from not considering their options, she didn’t like that and thus disowned me." _

“Besides, if I don’t end this war as soon as possible one of their filthy order will have their hand’s around my son’s throat like they almost did one year ago, dictating his future like everything else within their crumbling foundations. Because of your ignorance to the force, you will never have to know what that feels like, a fate to be eternally hunted like I have. The dead won’t rise to haunt you after all.”

“Besides. I have foreseen see a victory paved in slabs of durasteel, the wall of steel parting before us as our formation dives into their heart, forcing their great leader to flee with terror in his heart. My vision has never been better. Besides-”

The Rodian gestured past her towards Kobfred.

Tobin: “It seems one of the raw recruits wants your attention. I must prepare for our victory.”

The Rodian turned away sharply and continued, though he didn’t make his way to the M-100, instead he began checking over one of the B-wings.

_By the time Galish and Kobfred had managed to discuss his idea2, an idea she agreed with, she took stock of what the Rodian had said to her. Leaning by the M-100, a ship that looked singularly impressive, if the spec sheet suggested a thinly armoured one at that, Galish pondered over just how broken Tobin was. _

Dramatic music

Perhaps Tobin has missed the point – it didn’t really matter about the Force. What mattered was his actions. He chose to kill people and make instruments to do so. If he wasn’t honourable, was he to be trusted? Was she to be trusted?

She knew that her hijinks in her time with the group has been a cause of concern – Ghost in particular. Before reuniting with Khylira, Galish has really just been a wanderer, a gunner for hire, feeling immensely guilty about what she had admitted out of frustration to the Rodian. Certainly nothing before had really brought her to focus before but now… with a family and a whole planet to defend… perhaps it was time to settle. If only Tobin could see what Galish saw…

Dramatic Music

As Tobin prepared the B-wing, Galish’s intuition was correct; he didn’t see the life she imagined. All he saw was his mission, to eradicate every inch of the sith legacy that had dominated his entire life up to this point, to kill each and every inquisitor a task of such enormity that the Rodian couldn’t imagine what a life beyond this even looked like. They simply didn’t understand his reality! Most of them couldn’t! If he backed away tomorrow the Hands would find him when he was least prepared, as long as any one of them lived he would never have peace.

Peace is a lie, there is only the force.

The Rodian clambered into the cockpit and settled his hands on the controllers, fixing his visor down to bring up the display. The Rodian took one deep breath as he pushed the internal darkness down, a primal urge that had become his companion for the last four years and pushed aside the irrelevant information, the politicians, the recruits, his frueds, recommendations of rehab and petty grudges, instead turned his mind to one task. The battle.

But if I didn’t have the force, would I have peace? I wonder what that life would have looked like.

The Rodian sighed as that rogue thought was put to one side, Tobin’s concentration extended to the control panel to sharpen his focus, then he reached even further into the machine, the complex circuitry and the nuts and bolts that gave this craft form and he gave it further substance.

But how do I avoid what I saw? Do I even try and avoid it? Or do I just let it happen?

This entire ship was his territory now, others may enter it but now Tobin was intergrated into the ship not a single bolt could fall out of place without his knowing; it would hold firm.

What, losses, would I consider necessary?

Rewards and Experience

  • 10XP this session.
  • Oz gains 5 Duty for clearing out the Mandalorian raiders aboard the Dawn of Tranquility.
  • Whisper gained 3 Ground Superiority Duty for the elimination of the Sea-Trooper squad.
  • This brings total group Duty to 88.
  • Gand gained 1 conflict, but rolled 4.
  • Kobfred gained 1 conflict, but rolled 9, going up by 8 to 62.
  • Zarcus’s Morality was triggered today, he gained 8 conflict, rolling 7, going down by 2 to 53.

2 Kobfred’s idea is for Galish to attempt to rally some pilots together with a Leadership check. They could provide escorts and protection for Predator Squadron on their main mission.

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Under 'Da Sea
Conference on Mon Cala

Mission Roster

Galish met with the Aquatic Species League in the bar at the conference centre. They were particularly curious to hear how an Aqualish became the princess of a planet of avians. Galish is trying to spread the word of her cult, the League of Fancy Hats, inviting a pair of drunk diplomats to her room (Dignitary Nudo, the Aqualish from ORD Mantell, and Shellok, a Heglic who impressed Galish with his bowler hat/breathing apparatus for his blowhole).

Ghost makes a security sweep of her quarters and discovers a present under Galish’s pillow. It’s a box of chocolates from Dracul (the Kallidahin representative who has been attempting to win favour with Galish). Galish introduces them to the League of Fancy Hats, they’re a little confused, but also a little charmed by her. Galish signs their proposal not picking up any shady details. She regrets her choice.

The diplomats discuss the issues facing aquatic worlds, explaining that this bill will help provide their worlds with the protection necessary.

Dracul is at the casino beneath the bar. Galish asks ghost to head to the casino, she refuses so galish escorts the group to the casino. (Move this a paragraph down) (Edit: moved by note taker)

Kob is at the casino looking for high rollers, two chiss enter looking around and then galish and her group enter. Ghost hands her some money, her money that Cassy had.

Kob challenges galish to sabbacc, ghost convinces her to use the house deck. Kob wins then, challenges the chiss diplomat, he loses owing him 2000 credits.

Oz spots the sea of tranquility under construction. He speaks with general riiken talking about the database from galish’s infiltration. pulling up the outer rim part of the map mentioning a governor addlehart, claiming the emperor is alive.

Riiken admits they are pushing forward their gains, while Mon mothra asks for caution.

There’s two proposals on the table for the fleet. They can strike fondor attacking imperial shipyards to try. Or focus on the liberation of Gand.

Riiken suggests using galish in her position to choose their way. Their mission keep her on track and try and convince others to their proposals.

Oz suggests rigging the vote. Going far as saying that they could blame predator squadron to keep the new republic alive.

Zarcus tries coaxing his diplomat into heading back inside.

Oz informs half of the group about some of his plan. (Except the shady stuff.)

Everyone goes to the conference, ambassador pock takes the stage welcoming everyone. They debate the importance of an order.

Galish tries to use Gand to further her goal. Attaching her act to Gand.

A break is called after a lengthy debate.

Zarcus tries getting cash under the name Solo, gets caught by the new republic anti-fraud squad. Legs it, zarcus fought the law and the law won, he’s been arrested.

Gand purchased a flare jacket.

Kob spots a Duke, the count is cheating. He points this out to the Duke. Kob gets a few credits for pointing it.

Kob wins 1100 credits, losing 300 previously. Lose 500 credits. Kob goes bankrupt, again.

Oz and Whisper negotiate getting a propulsion trade deal in exchange for information on the empire and lending their voice to the ongoing discussion. Whisper asks if they met her species and Oz reveals the connection between the empire of the hand. The ambassador is a little confused by this, as they’ve never heard of an organisation by that name.

  • Mandalorians attack the prison where Zarcus is being held (the MC-85 under construction, the Dawn of Tranquility). Zarcus defends some soldiers from the Mandalorians and manages to get a message out to Oz and Lando.
  • Tobin receives a vision of an impending Imperial attack. He heads to the surface, all is calm, all is peaceful, he can see an MC80 Star Cruiser in low orbit, yet he’s unsettled. That’s when the Imperial fleet drops into orbit – 12 Star Destroyers and a Super Star Destroyer (an Assertor-Class Star Dreadnought).

Rewards and Experience

  • 10 XP this session.
  • Kobfred became Force sensitive this session, gaining a starting Morality rating of 50. He gained 1 conflict, rolling 3, going up to 53.
  • Tobin gained 0 conflict this session, rolling 2, now on 46.
  • Zarcus gained 8 conflict this session, rolling 1, going down to 55.
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