Fragments from the Rim

Return to Mos Shuuta

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After a series of adventures throughout the Outer Rim, fate has brought our heroes back to where it all began. As they arrive at the small spaceport of Mos Shuuta, Theemin Cosmoswar, Bao Bogo, Du Nahgg Vlaren, Soz Velik and Kira Sunrider must prepare to deal with the vile gangster TEEMO THE HUTT in one manner or another.

When they were last on Tatooine, our heroes left behind many enemies, but as they return, they find that they have a large number of unexpected friends…

The Story So Far

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En route to Tatooine, our heroes devised a plan for breaking into Teemo the Hutt’s palace and acquiring the incriminating information they needed to bring the Hutt down. Before enlisting the help of Orpa Vio and Wex Vio, Theemin Cosmoswar laid it all out for the smugglers, to wit: Teemo the Hutt was hunting them, and they were planning on striking at Orpa’s and Wex’s employer from within his own palace. Things could have gone bad very quickly from there, but it was proposed that Orpa and Wex would pretend to have caught Theemin Cosmoswar on Geonosis and were cashing in on the bounty…which, of course, would be shared with Orpa and Wex. By appealing to their wallets, the group obtained two new allies in their struggle against Teemo.

While Theemin’s capture would serve as a diversion, Kira, Soz and Bao Bogo would hide in the crates that were bound for Teemo’s palace, and Du Nahgg would help to deliver them. However, the crates were full with indeterminate cargo, and three of them had to be emptied. Before long, there were two dozen B1 Battle Droids running around the Lucky Guess, and there were three empty crates. The directionless Battle Droids were shuffled into a secret compartment and were told to stay quiet with only limited success. Fortunately, no one who was not in on the plot would board the Lucky Guess, and the hapless droids continued to tell each other loudly to stay quiet.

The Lucky Guess was cleared to park at Landing Bay Aurek, which was all the way across town from Teemo’s palace, as Teemo’s landing pad was occupied by the Crimson Eclipse! The group was greeted upon landing by a new protocol droid, J-053, which offered to assist our heroes in delivering their cargo and their bounty to Teemo’s palace via repulsorlift sledges.

Notwithstanding that no awards were to be handed out for acting to Orpa, Wex or Theemin, their cover was broken when Theemin spied a still-wounded Vorn Tel-Ovis wandering about the suns-baked Mos Shuuta streets and broke away from his captors for the sole purpose of tackling the poor old man and breaking his hip. Unbeknownst to the rest, J-053 was a bounty hunter, and seeing through the thinly-veiled ruse, J-053 devised a plan.

Meanwhile, back on the Lucky Guess, Soz Velik realized that he needed to make contact with Maru Jakkar and really couldn’t do so from inside a crate. He left his cover and made his way to the Mos Shuuta Grill & Cantina in a pretty lame disguise, where he found Maru Jakkar speaking with Anatta, the Toydarian who sold the group out to Vrixx’tt. Vik, the bartender, was not pleased to see Soz Velik back in his bar, as he assumed that the Duros’ appearance in his bar meant it would be shot up again. Fortunately, this would prove to be the first time that Soz entered a bar and did not destroy it and/or left voluntarily.

Upon arrival to the back door of Teemo’s palace, at the landing pad, the group happened upon a contingent of two Gammorean guards and one Weequay enforcer. J-053 translated the Gammoreans’ inquiries and explained that the group was there to make a delivery of crates to Teemo the Hutt and to cash in a bounty on Theemin Cosmoswar. Before Du Nahgg or the Vio siblings could react, J-053 took over custody of Theemin, presented a hidden blaster rifle, and marched Theemin into Teemo’s palace with one of the Gammorean guards.

With the distraction sprung, Kira and Bao Bogo jumped from their crates. Du Nahgg dispatched the Weequay enforcer with her vibroblade while Bao Bogo took out the remaining Gammorean with a well placed blaster bolt. Kira quickly went to work by snatching up a datapad that contained schematics of efforts to reverse-engineer B1 Battle Droids, and Bao Bogo made for the Crimson Eclipse. He bolted into the cockpit and aimed the ventral cannon at the anti-vehicle laser that adorned Teemo’s landing platform. Simultaneously, Kira sliced into Teemo’s security system and obtained details of Teemo withholding shares of Ryll profits from Jabba and spying on Jabba through a Bith kloo horn player named “Smooth” Banjaxx Wab.

The group went about their work uninterrupted, as the throngs inside the palace had migrated to the throne room to see Teemo toy with his new capture. Teemo boasted about how he would soon have Bao Bogo, and his collection would be complete. Teemo paid J-053 the bounty of 50,000 credits and suggested that he work in the future with Vrixx’tt, who was in attendance. Theemin, Teemo proclaimed, was to be placed into Teemo’s gladiatorial arena, and upon hearing this, Thweek immediately volunteered to fight and to kill his former captor. The mood changed starkly when Theemin broke out in laughter and asked Teemo why Thweek was still alive. He went on to tell of how Thweek sang like a canary in the Crimson Eclipse’s force cages, and as he began to repeat detail after detail of what Thweek had said, Teemo ordered everyone out of his throne room so his transgressions did not become common knowledge.

Upon arrival to the back door of Teemo’s palace, at the landing pad, the group happened upon a contingent of two Gammorean guards and one Weequay enforcer. J-053 translated the Gammoreans’ inquiries and explained that the group was there to make a delivery of crates to Teemo the Hutt and to cash in a bounty on Theemin Cosmoswar. Before Du Nahgg or the Vio siblings could react, J-053 took over custody of Theemin, presented a hidden blaster rifle, and marched Theemin into Teemo’s palace with one of the Gammorean guards.

With the distraction sprung, Kira and Bao Bogo jumped from their crates. Du Nahgg dispatched the Weequay enforcer with her vibroblade while Bao Bogo took out the remaining Gammorean with a well placed blaster bolt. Kira quickly went to work by snatching up a datapad that contained schematics of efforts to reverse-engineer B1 Battle Droids, and Bao Bogo made for the Crimson Eclipse. He bolted into the cockpit and aimed the ventral cannon at the anti-vehicle laser that adorned Teemo’s landing platform. Simultaneously, Kira sliced into Teemo’s security system and obtained details of Teemo withholding shares of Ryll profits from Jabba and spying on Jabba through a Bith kloo horn player named “Smooth” Banjaxx Wab.

The group went about their work uninterrupted, as the throngs inside the palace had migrated to the throne room to see Teemo toy with his new capture. Teemo boasted about how he would soon have Bao Bogo, and his collection would be complete. Teemo paid J-053 the bounty of 50,000 credits and suggested that he work in the future with Vrixx’tt, who was in attendance. Theemin, Teemo proclaimed, was to be placed into Teemo’s gladiatorial arena, and upon hearing this, Thweek immediately volunteered to fight and to kill his former captor. The mood changed starkly when Theemin broke out in laughter and asked Teemo why Thweek was still alive. He went on to tell of how Thweek sang like a canary in the Crimson Eclipse’s force cages, and as he began to repeat detail after detail of what Thweek had said, Teemo ordered everyone out of his throne room so his transgressions did not become common knowledge.

Meanwhile, Kira transmitted the stolen data to Soz Velik’s datapad, and Soz relayed the information to Maru Jakkar and Anatta. With a large crowd exiting the throne room, Kira made a break for the Crimson Eclipse, as did J-053, intent on capturing Bao Bogo and collecting another 50,000 credits. Although Bao tried to close the ship’s landing ramp upon seeing the protocol droid shuffling towards it, he was shocked when the seemingly harmless droid broke into a full sprint and cleared the landing ramp for what was about to be a deadly confrontation.

Or so it seemed. J-053 spoke with Bao Bogo and thought to itself, “Wow, Bao Bogo is a pretty great guy. I can’t turn him in.” And J-053’s heart grew three sizes that day, as it and Bao Bogo became fast friends.

Back on the outskirts of Mos Shuuta, Maru Jakkar transmitted the stolen information to a sail barge that was waiting out on the Dune Sea. Moments later, she signaled and a skiff approached at high speed to pick her up, along with Anatta, Soz Velik and R5-D4, on its way to Teemo’s palace.

With the throne room now empty save for Teemo, two Gammorean guards, Thweek, and, curiously, Teemo’s Bith kloo horn player, Theemin suggested that Teemo should negotiate. Thweek denied ever giving any information to the heroes, and when Theemin mentioned Du Nahgg, Thweek stuttered and finally screamed as Du Nahgg herself appeared in the throne room. Teemo, sensing Thweek’s betrayal, sent him flying with a mighty swing of his tail and pulled out a heavy blaster to silence Theemin. However, Theemin, who had the key for his binders, surprised Teemo by throwing them at him and making a break for the door.

Thweek begged Theemin to be taken with him, a request to which Theemin commanded, “Get behind me!” Thweek did so dutifully and took the blaster bolt that Teemo had intended for Theemin. Theemin made a break for the back door just as Bao Bogo blasted the anti-vehicle laser and rocked the entire palace. Upon reaching the landing platform, Theemin was surprised to see Kira and the droid bounty hunter who had just turned him in covering his escape. He bolted for the entry ramp, and with a parting blast incinerating Theemin’s pursuers, the Crimson Eclipse took off.

Du Nahgg, who was headed out the front door, ran into Soz Velik, who was coming in the front door along with R5-D4, Maru Jakkar, Anatta, Bib Fortuna and Jabba the Hutt himself! Jabba proceeded down the Grand Hallway to confront Teemo about his recent business dealings. Jabba explained to the rest of the group that he and Teemo had some family business to discuss, and the remnants of those in Teemo’s palace filed out to the sound of Teemo’s screams.

Everyone, that is, except for the spy “Smooth” Banjaxx Wab. Wab was the guest of honor at a gathering at Jabba’s Palace the following evening. Before he could make a plea for clemency, Jabba fed him to the Rancor, and the rest in attendance grooved to the musical stylings of Sy Snootles and the Max Rebo Band.

In gratitude for uncovering the plot against him, Jabba made many gifts. To Theemin, a measure of independence to see what he could accomplish on his own. Bao Bogo’s debt to Teemo was cancelled, and the Crimson Eclipse was once again his. J-053 was permitted to keep the credits swiped from under Teemo’s nose, and Kira took a rain check, i.e., a gift to be determined later. Du Nahgg was gifted with the return of Ota Dall’lar, though she had forgotten that he had gone missing, so her gift kind of sucked. Finally, Soz was given a message that had made its way to Mos Shuuta in his absence, and while it was of little value at present, it could prove to be worth a mint.

The rest of the B1 Battle Droids were “gifted” to Jabba, through the group claimed that the 24 missing droids were jettisoned into deep space. What they plan on doing with two dozen uncontrollable and highly illegal Battle Droids is still anyone’s guess.

Our heroes were finally free of the clutches of Teemo the Hutt, who had been shipped back to Nal Hutta in shame. What further adventures await our heroes? Given what they’ve been doing with the force cages, should they be called heroes at all? It’s all shades of grey when you live on the EDGE OF THE EMPIRE!

OUR HEROES WILL RETURN IN “BEYOND THE RIM

Player Characters
Du Nahgg Vlaren, Theemin Cosmoswar, Bao Bogo, Soz Velik, Kira Sunrider, J-053

Weekly Recap

Laugh it up, fuzzball! (Funniest Moment)

Tom – The PCs were suitably unrepentant upon seeing Vorn Tel-Ovis back on Tatooine.

Bryant – Paul cracking himself up in teemos palace as he slaps teemos with the truth

I have a bad feeling about this. (Eeriest Moment)

Tom – Soz Velik finding Maru Jakkar in the Mos Shuuta cantina speaking with…Anatta?!?! WTF?!?!

Bryant – theemincosmoswar handing himself over to teemos as j053 insists on turning him in

Never tell me the odds! (Best Heroics)

Tom – Theemin volunteering himself as a distraction by offering himself up to Teemo the Hutt was brave indeed. Also, 50,000 credits is a lot of money.

Bryant – du nagg for going to back up theemin

We’re all fine here now, thank you. How are you? (Dubious Decision)

Tom – You dumped a lot of information on Orpa and Wex pretty quickly. Things could have gone down differently if you hadn’t ultimately appealed to their…entrepreneurial spirits.

Bryant – no arguments there Paul almost screwed us there however was brilliant in front of teemo

I am a Jedi, like my father before me. (Best Roleplay Moment)

Tom – Theemin Cosmoswar punking out Teemo the Hutt in Teemo’s own yard.

Bryant – indeed

In my experience, there’s no such thing as luck. (Luck of the Irish)

Tom – Ota. He was passed off from Vrixx’tt to Teemo to Jabba and was still treated better than any other prisoner in the history of the Crimson Eclipse.

Bryant – bao bogo not only did he get his ship back under his name he got a battle droid a 50 bounty dropped and his obligation went down SCORE!

IT’S A TRAP! (Luck of the Polish)

Tom – “Smooth” Banjaxx Wab could have very easily escaped notice, but thanks to your efforts, he became a tasty treat for Jabba’s rancor.

Bryant – TEEMI having to face family justice

There is another. (Pat on the Group Back)

Tom – You took down a Hutt capo without rolling dice. Bravo!

Bryant – everyone finally working together I n their own way

Pass on what you have learned (Learning Points)

Du Nahgg Vlaren

Theemin Cosmoswar – There’s always a bigger fish, so be sure that you’re on good terms with them. Now it’s time to wrest some profit from this galaxy once again.

Bao Bogo

Soz Velik- Never send a droid when you can do it yourself.

Kira Sunrider – When you have to send someone to bluff their way through to saving their own neck, its good to have something real up their sleeve. Its nice if you can place it there before their neck is on the line, but … whatever works.

J0-53 – Leading with partial truths is far more effective than outright lying.

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