Fragments from the Rim

Episode VI - Under a Black Sun

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Opening crawl goes here….

The Story so Far

37:4:6GrS

[Session Recap goes here]

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Player Characters
Xander “John” Owen, Du Nahgg Vlaren, Bao Bogo, Soz Velik, Kira Sunrider, Riskyr

Weekly Recap

Laugh it up, fuzzball! (Funniest Moment)

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

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Never tell me the odds! (Best Heroics)

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

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

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

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IT’S A TRAP! (Luck of the Polish)

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Player -

There is another. (Pat on the Group Back)

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Player -

Pass on what you have learned (Learning Points)

Xander “John” Owen

Du Nahgg Vlaren

Bao Bogo

Soz Velik

Kira Sunrider

Riskyr

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Episode V: The Jewel of Yavin

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Its origin and history shrouded in legend, the JEWEL OF YAVIN is one of the largest and most beautiful corusca gems in the galaxy. By luck or by fate, a group of enterprising individuals has the chance of a lifetime to steal the precious gem from its current owner in CLOUD CITY.

Their contact, a canny Pantoran by the name of ARIS SHEN, has arranged a meeting at their chip in a landing bay in shadowy PORT TOWN, but she is not alone….

The Story so Far

36:1:5GrS

[Session Recap goes here]

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Player Characters
Du Nahgg Vlaren, Bao Bogo, Soz Velik, Kira Sunrider, Riskyr

Weekly Recap

Laugh it up, fuzzball! (Funniest Moment)

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Player -

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

Tom -

Player -

Never tell me the odds! (Best Heroics)

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Player -

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

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

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

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Player -

IT’S A TRAP! (Luck of the Polish)

Tom -

Player -

There is another. (Pat on the Group Back)

Tom -

Player -

Pass on what you have learned (Learning Points)

Du Nahgg Vlaren

Bao Bogo

Soz Velik

Kira Sunrider

Riskyr

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Episode IV: They Call It a Mine

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I begged with you to break this adventure. I pleaded. But you played it by the numbers. If that’s how you want to play, I beg of you to break Jewel of Yavin.

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Beyond the Rim: The Rest of It

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So, this was a lot easier to keep up with when I didn’t have a job. Suffice to say, the adventure kind of went off the rails, and most of you ended up joining the Rebel Alliance.

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The Tale of the Sa Nalaor

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The lure of the expanse is different for all. What makes a being risk its very existence to venture into the unknown and to confront terrors and wonders undreamed of? The reasons, they seem, are as numerous as the stars in the heavens.

For our heroes, however, there are only two reasons: fortune and glory. It simplifies things. They haven’t been in the Mid Rim for half an hour, and already they’ve shot a guy and have caused a massive brain injury. They simply do not belong in civilization (uncivilized though the Mid Rim may be), and it is a cruel thing to keep them here.

Send them then back to their natural habitats! They belong in the Outer Rim. Nay, at the very edge of the Outer Rim! Of course, they’ll need to go shopping first…

The Story So Far

35:9:16GrS

[Session Recap goes here]

Player Characters
Du Nahgg Vlaren, Theemin Cosmoswar, Bao Bogo, Soz Velik, Kira Sunrider, Riskyr

Weekly Recap

Laugh it up, fuzzball! (Funniest Moment)

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Player -

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

Tom -

Player -

Never tell me the odds! (Best Heroics)

Tom -

Player -

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

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Player -

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

Tom -

Player -

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

Tom -

Player -

IT’S A TRAP! (Luck of the Polish)

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Player -

There is another. (Pat on the Group Back)

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Player -

Pass on what you have learned (Learning Points)

Du Nahgg Vlaren

Theemin Cosmoswar -

Bao Bogo

Soz Velik

Kira Sunrider

Riskyr

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Episode III: Beyond the Rim

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It is a period of civil war. Popularity for the Galactic Empire wanes as it becomes common knowledge that the dreaded DEATH STAR, which destroyed the innocent planet of Alderaan, was in turn destroyed during a botched assault on the Rebel Alliance’s secret base.

Meanwhile, a smaller space station known as THE WHEEL remains as the last bastion in the Mid Rim beyond the Emperor’s reach, and as such, it attracts low-lifes, fortune seekers, and refugees alike.

A derelict message pod discovered by an outlaw tech company on the Wheel gives new life to old smugglers’ stories about a long-lost Separatist treasury ship, the SA NALAOR. The wreck supposedly lies at the edge of Wild Space, waiting to be found by those brave enough to look…

The Story So Far

35:9:15GrS

[Session Recap goes here]

Player Characters
Du Nahgg Vlaren, Bao Bogo, Soz Velik, Kira Sunrider, Riskyr

Weekly Recap

Laugh it up, fuzzball! (Funniest Moment)

Tom -

Player -

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

Tom -

Player -

Never tell me the odds! (Best Heroics)

Tom -

Player -

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

Tom -

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

Tom -

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

Tom -

Player -

IT’S A TRAP! (Luck of the Polish)

Tom -

Player -

There is another. (Pat on the Group Back)

Tom -

Player -

Pass on what you have learned (Learning Points)

Du Nahgg Vlaren

Bao Bogo

Soz Velik

Kira Sunrider

Riskyr

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Teemo's Appeal

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It would not be long before Teemo made his appeal before the Hutt Council. That day on Nal Hutta, fortune smiled upon Teemo, as Fantasy Flight Games announced the following expansion:

http://www.fantasyflightgames.com/edge_news.asp?eidn=5053

Take it to heart, heroes. You have not seen the last of Teemo the Hutt!

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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

35:8:27GrS

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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Geonosian Negotiations

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With the shenanigans on Ryloth behind them, the renegades make their way to Geonosis with the enigmatic Ota Dall’lar in tow. Their mission is to discover why Duke Piddock, a Geonosian noble, abruptly stopped doing business with TEEMO THE HUTT and to deliver that information to Duke Dimmock, with whom Teemo has started doing business.

To prevail in this endeavor, our heroes will need the cunning of a Hutt and the shrewdness of a Toydarian. Or, they might use the brute force of a Wookiee again and torture information out of the survivors. BLOOD FOR THE BLOOD GOD, SKULLS FOR THE SKULL THRONE and VICTIMS FOR THE FORCE CAGES

The Story So Far

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As our heroes approached Geonosis, Ota Dall’lar utilized a covert transmission device to give the Crimson Eclipse an “all clear” signal from the Imperial Star Destroyer that patrolled the system from orbit. Before making planetfall, Kira Sunrider undertook the filthy task of removing a dead, bloated, nude, bound Trandoshan from its force cage and jettisoning the carrion into space.

Upon arrival, our heroes were greeted by two large soldier caste Geonosians with large blaster rifles, which may have had more to do with advertising than intimidation, as they were being invited to an arms sale. Ota, being the direct recipient of the invitation, stayed aboard the Crimson Eclipse as our heroes made their way into the recently built cantina at Gogum Hive to attend Duke Piddock’s shindig with R5-D4 in tow.

Theemin was surprised to find that Anatta, a long time information broker for Jabba the Hutt, was in attendance. Anatta advised that he was aware of the bounties on Theemin, Bao Bogo and the Crimson Eclipse, but he stayed to trade information with Theemin.

In the course of buying 130 credits worth of ultimately inconsequential information, Theemin told Anatta that Bao Bogo (who was not present) would pay for the service. Once the deal was completed, Anatta sought payment from Bao Bogo, who repeatedly refused to pay Anatta and taunted the diminutive Toydarian.

In response, Anatta ratted out the group to Vrixx’tt, a Gand bounty hunter who was also in attendance. Upon seeing the exchange, Bao Bogo confronted Vrixx’tt, who spoke through the cantina’s protocol droid, BG-222. Vrixx’tt asked how much he would be paid to forget that he found Bao Bogo and his group, and Bao Bogo clandestinely went for his blaster. Vrixx’tt, through the protocol droid, suggested that Duke Piddock’s party was no place for bloodshed, and that while he meant nothing personal, they would meet later. Bao Bogo agreed, and Vrixx’tt managed to slip from the cantina from right under Du Nahgg’s watchful eye.

Meanwhile, Riskyr had a conversation that played like a bad first date with a Sullustan named Mu Nanb, and Kira Sunrider made fast friends with a brother and sister team of smugglers, Orpa Vio and Wex Vio, who co-captained the Lucky Guess. Simultaneously, Soz Velik got friendly with a human named Maru Jakkar, who was unquestionably a criminal operative of some kind.

When Soz brought up Teemo the Hutt, Maru privately expressed concerns of others in her “organization” who found that Teemo was buying up schematics and parts for old Baktoid Combat Automata, B1 battle droids. Maru and Soz agreed that something had to be done, and Maru said that she would meet Soz later…back in Mos Shuuta.

The group finally approached Duke Piddock and masterfully got him on the topic of why he stopped doing business with Teemo the Hutt. Piddock emotionally told the tale of how the “worm” sent an insectivorous Kubaz named Thweek to negotiate a deal with him. The insult! Sending an insect-eater to deal with a Geonosian noble! Then, to make matters worse, Duke Piddock’s emissary, a technician named Sivor, went missing. He suspected that Teemo did away with Sivor, and even though he could prove nothing, he cancelled the deal.

You could only imagine Duke Piddock’s surprise when our heroes revealed that Thweek had killed Sivor in Teemo the Hutt’s gladiatorial arena and that they had Thweek as a captive on their ship. Duke Piddock pledged his aid to our heroes if they delivered the Kubaz to him, and as Du Nahgg left to fetch Thweek, Duke Piddock shouted for the arena to be prepared.

Then things did not go so well. The Crimson Eclipse was missing from its landing gantry, having been stolen by Vrixx’tt for the bounty (and who did not feel like facing Bao Bogo and Theemin Cosmoswar alone). Things went from bad to worse when the heroes failed to deliver Thweek (who was on the Crimson Eclipse) as promised and let it slip that there were massive bounties out on them when they tried to complain to Duke Piddock about Vrixx’tt.

Duke Piddock had the heroes cast from Gogum Hive into the Geonosian wasteland. Riskyr, having had enough of the group, said her farewells as she went on a walkabout. Without a ship or a home, and with Vrixx’tt likely on the way back with a small army to collect the rest of the bounty, fortune smiled on our heroes in the form of Orpa and Wex Vio. They offered to take the newly-minted hobos to their next port of call…which happened to be Mos Shuuta! The brother and sister team were to pick up some cargo from Duke Piddock at Trellik Hive for Teemo the Hutt the following day, and the heroes jumped at the opportunity.

Although smaller in number, the remainder of the group was headed back into the belly of the beast with nothing but revenge on their minds. First, however, Theemin Cosmoswar sought out Anatta to offer an olive branch and a bit of free information – namely, that Teemo the Hutt was looking to reverse engineer B1 Battle Droids.

Anatta put the information to quick use and made a hefty profit from his best customer as the Lucky Guess was en route to Tatooine…

Player Characters
Du Nahgg Vlaren, Theemin Cosmoswar, Bao Bogo, Riskyr Eshka’lya, Soz Velik, Kira Sunrider

Weekly Recap

Laugh it up, fuzzball! (Funniest Moment)

Tom – Riskyr parroting Maru Jakkar’s advice to Soz Velik when she spoke with the greenhorn Mu Nanb. “Rule 1: Never admit that you’re new at this.”

Jon – The puddle of Trex congealing on the tarmac. A not very effective warning to other bounty hunters.

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

Tom – Du Nahgg’s arrival at the docking gantry to find the Crimson Eclipse gone.

Jon – The realization we were about to enter yet another cantina…and that we committed mass murder in every one we’ve visited.

Never tell me the odds! (Best Heroics)

Tom – Soz Velik, for getting the critical information out of Maru Jakkar.

Jon – The Corellian siblings for letting us in their ship.

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

Tom – My gut instinct was to give this award to Bao Bogo for toying with the Toydarian who had some serious dirt on you guys. After further reflection, however, I’m giving the award to Theemin Cosmoswar for creating a situation where a Toydarian would demand credits from Bao Bogo. You had to have known how that would go down.

Jon – Whoever announced to Lord Piddock that we have HUGE bounties on us. No really, you wouldn’t believe how much they want for us. It’s crazy!

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

Tom – Jose gets the award this week for giving up Riskyr. It’s not easy to give up a character you like but who doesn’t fit into the group dynamic.

Jon – Tom’s Toydarian was epic. Special props for having to prepare it a week in advance for nothing.

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

Tom – Kira Sunrider, for finding a ride to exactly the place you need to go. At least, Vrixx’tt is counting on you showing up in Mos Shuuta…

Jon – Trex finally got the burial he deserved.

IT’S A TRAP! (Luck of the Polish)

Tom – If you’re lucky, you’ll never find out why it’s so bad that Ota was killed or captured.

Jon – Bao Bogo for finding a new way to get his ship stolen.

There is another. (Pat on the Group Back)

Tom – You didn’t murder or torture anyone this session!

Jon – Uhhh…All I can come up with is that we skipped half the session, which after last week means we are exactly where we should be.

Pass on what you have learned (Learning Points)

Du Nahgg Vlaren

Theemin Cosmoswar – Nope. Even Bao Bogo should have known to pay, which to his credit he did, but too late and didn’t follow after him to make sure it was done. My learning point is that Bao Bogo finds new ways to lower my expectations of him in anything that doesn’t involve piloting a starship.

Bao Bogo – Blah blah something about eating poop blah blah blah.

Riskyr Eshka’lya – Sometimes your options are reduced to bad and worse; when that happens, the only choice one can make is deciding to leave a bad situation.

Soz Velik- Being honest and charming gets better results than torture.

Kira Sunrider- I should follow my first instincts to stay with the ship. What happens when I don’t. The ship gets stolen thats what.

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Cool Runnings

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With Angu Drombb’s men slaughtered, save for one hapless survivor, our heroes return to New Meen as its liberators. The Crimson Eclipse is on the threshold of leaving behind its past as a slaver’s ship and resuming its career as a smuggler’s vessel.

However, the events at New Meen have resulted only in questions. What happened to the records at the development? Who was Angu Drombb working for? What is Teemo the Hutt planning?

As the heroes return to Nabat, they find waiting for them an unexpected visitor set to make an offer they cannot refuse…

The Story So Far

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In the last opening crawl, I assumed that the Crimson Eclipse would leave its past as a slaver ship behind and would once again become a smuggler’s ship. By the end of the session, it contained no ryll spice and had added one more victim to its force cages.

Perhaps I should start from the beginning to explain how we reached this point.

Before the blaster smoke had cleared from the development near New Meen, our heroes began to interrogate Wan Voss, the sole survivor of the slaughter at Angu Drombb’s cantina. However, he had no new information. He firmly believed that the plan to take over the ryll mine at New Meen was entirely Angu Drombb’s idea, and by harassing the miners, he was simply doing what he had been paid to do. Tough as he was, however, he was no murderer, and he was quick to sing like a canary to the beings who had slaughtered over a score of his compatriots.

Meanwhile, Soz Velik and Theemin Cosmoswar explored the barracks to find information. The paper records that Theemin examined were of no help, save for the inference of what was missing. There was no mention of equipment that had been delivered to the development on the Cool Shot, which was (likely not coincidentally), Sola Bolban’s ship. Soz focused his efforts on retrieving Angu Drombb’s hard drive, which had been wiped of data mere moments before the firefight erupted.

Then, things took a turn for the madcap. Bao Bogo continued to drink himself into a stupor, but when it was time to leave, he insisted on driving the speeder. Theemin suggested that B’ura B’an could use the barracks as housing for the miners, and after he retorted that Angu Drombb owned the land, Theemin mused aloud that the Twi’lek Oligarch who approved the land grant might be murdered, that the cantina in the middle of nowhere might be rebuilt, and that the lot may be seized by the New Meen colonists because they had paid taxes on other land.

A mighty cheer went up as the Twi’lek throng uncovered a mighty cache of brass knuckles. As they began to loot the development of its bunk beds, our heroes, laden with Corellian whiskey and brass knuckles, made for New Meen with Wan Voss in tow. Though they were offered with their first shipment of ryll spice at New Meen, our heroes declined and took off for Rabat with their prisoner and B’ura B’an, who would need to return the speeder. B’ura B’an suggested that the heroes meet with Nyn Kablo right away, but the heroes elected to scope out Sola Bolban’s ship and to get their prisoner into a force cage so he could be tortured. Bao Bogo put Wan Voss to sleep with a point blank stun bolt. With a blaster in one hand and a nearly empty whiskey bottle in the other, Bao Bogo swerved his way back to Nabat, and the heroes left Riskyr to scout out Docking Pad 54.

Riskyr observed armed men on the Cool Shot and reported back that it would be a bad idea to storm the ship. Naturally, our heroes decided to storm the ship. Bao Bogo let out a whooping war cry, smashed his empty whiskey bottle near a service droid in Docking Pad 25, and made for the Cool Shot with Du Nahgg, Kira Sunrider, Soz Velik and R5-D4 in tow.

As she departed the scene, Riskyr happened upon a fellow Bothan of her clan, who identified himself as Ota. To her surprise, she learned that he was on his way to see Nyn Kalbo in a matter concerning Teemo the Hutt. Theemin Cosmoswar left to rendezvous with Riskyr and to meet with Ota at Nyn Kablo’s hideout.

Back at Docking Pad 54, hijinx ensued. The heroes appeared uninvited to the location, and after an attending CZ-series droid approached to ask what their business was, Soz Velik commanded R5-D4 to ram the protocol droid. Shortly before the CZ droid could make its way to a communications station, Bao Bogo blasted it to pieces, along with every other droid on the pad to ensure that there were no witnesses. Soz immediately sliced open the Cool Shot’s boarding ramp, and Du Nahgg made her way up into a hail of blaster fire. She eluded the merciful stun bolts and stabbed one of the Cool Shot’s crew to death, and although Soz was stunned, Kira Sunrider and Bao Bogo chased down the remaining crew member and heroically shot him in the back.

With blaster smoke filling the area, our heroes ran away and left Bao Bogo to get the Cool Shot away from Nabat. Bao Bogo complied and promptly took the ship to the only other place on Ryloth to which he had been: New Meen. As the rest of our heroes whistled and strolled away, they observed spaceport security forces piling onto Docking Pad 25 and verbalizing confused exchanges.

Theemin and Riskyr arrived at Nyn Kablo’s hideout. Nyn Kablo was slightly perturbed about news of a firefight on one of Nabat’s docking pads, but she introduced Ota, a Bothan, to the pair. Before Ota could begin, Nyn received a frantic call from B’ura B’an, who explained that the Ghtroc 720 freighter that had just been in the midst of the boisterous caper in Nabat had arrived at New Meen. Theemin’s explanation that the freighter carried their friend Bao Bogo caused Nyn to demand that he leave New Meen before the authorities arrived and discovered the nearby slaughter. That was the last that the group saw of Nyn Kablo.

Ota presented to those remaining in the room a trifold bounty on Theemin Cosmoswar, Bao Bogo and the Crimson Eclipse for 50,000 credits each. Although a bounty this large would draw the most dangerous bounty hunters in the galaxy, he suggested that if Teemo could be neutralized, the bounty would be dropped. Ota told the party that he had learned of a party being thrown by one Duke Piddock, a Geonosian nobleman, who had recently cut off a business arrangement of some sort with Teemo. A second nobleman, Duke Dimmock, picked up where Piddock left off, and Ota suggested that the group find out why Piddock cancelled the deal. If the reason was sufficiently egregious, Dimmock might follow suit and agree to help the group work against Teemo.

As Bao Bogo made off for Mon Bala, the innermost planet of the system, to hide from the Cool Shot’s pursuers, skulduggery took place aboard another ship. Soz Velik and R5-D4 went to work to recover the contents of Angu Drombb’s hard drive, and Du Nahgg went to work on Wan Voss and Thweek, who had not been fed in days and who was now using his force cage as his refresher.

With great success, Soz and R5-D4 managed to recover two messages on the hard drive from Angu Drombb to, of all people, Thweek! They read:

Yes it’s a risky business. I’m amazed Trex managed to get away with that droid technician Sivor without causing the whole thing to fall down on our heads. You never know with kriffing bugs, with their clades and castes and such. Annoy the one on top and you lose every other link in the chain. Start from scratch. I thought this whole deal was going to fall through when we lost the support of Duke Piddock, but Dimmock – he might be the bug for us.

And:

Decapitated! Ha! Well, make sure he never gets to hear about that! I mean, don’t get me wrong, the bugs are kriffing hypocrites on the issue if you ask me. They’re more than happy to see dozens of drones squandered in their own games, but if he knew what happened with Sivor, it’d be all over for the deal. Hah, putting a techgeek in the ring against you! What a way to go.

After Theemin, Riskyr and R5-D4 returned to the ship with Ota, Soz Velik revealed the messages and his conclusion that Du Nahgg had erased them. Du Nahgg asserted that the messages were not material to the group’s collective efforts, and before blasters could be drawn, Ota stepped in and confessed that he had received the messages, from Du Nahgg, to be used for the benefit of the group at large. Tempers cooled, but the group was unquestionably fracturing.

Without further ado, the Crimson Eclipse met up with the Cool Shot and docked the ships together in space just in time for the group to remember that they never removed Teemo’s tracking device. Theemin made his way to the Cool Shot to loot it without considering that Bao Bogo had already done so. Riskyr volunteered to perform a risky spacewalk to remove the tracking device, but after a missed step, she floated away into the inky blackness of space. It was peaceful.

Fortunately, Soz Velik happened to notice Riskyr tumbling away, and leaving the Cool Shot behind (nearly with Theemin still on it), managed to maneuver the Crimson Eclipse to catch Riskyr. As the group pondered sending R5-D4 up next to remove the device, Riskyr, with a clarity of thought that can only come from a brush with death, said, “Didn’t Soz rig up a killswitch to the device so it could be shut off from inside the ship?”

“Oh yeah,” the group murmured in unison.

And the device was deactivated from inside.

With another planet to which our heroes should probably never return behind them, the Crimson Eclipse headed for Geonosis. Four force cages were still occupied, two of which were by corpses. It’s a good thing that Trex installed six of them.

Player Characters
Du Nahgg Vlaren, Theemin Cosmoswar, Riskyr Eshka’lya, Soz Velik, Kira Sunrider

Weekly Recap

Laugh it up, fuzzball! (Funniest Moment)

Tom – Brass knuckles galore. Brass knuckles for all!

Paul – The image of the landspeeder weighted down with us, a crate of corellian whiskey, and a pony keg of bras knuckles.

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

Tom – The reveal of the size of the bounties on Theemin, Bao Bogo and the Crimson Eclipse.

Paul – Soz’s confrontation with Du Nahgg. Violence in the air!

Never tell me the odds! (Best Heroics)

Tom – Riskyr, for volunteering to do the dangerous space walk.

Paul – The storming of the ship! Du knifing everyone, Soz’s stunned body sliding down the gangplank, Kira jumping into the fray, Bao being unhelpful!

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

Tom – Suggesting to B’ura B’an that killing the Oligarch was a fine thing to do in furtherance of building a cantina on a patch of remote desert that none of you own. Then, electing to take a cargo of Corellian whiskey and brass knuckles back to Nabat instead of the ryll spice for which you murdered dozens of men. Surely your new business partners think you to be MAD.

Paul – Tom played bao bogo so well that it is hard not to give the award to any number of moments. However, I will go with du nahgg for erasing the computer and hiding the info.

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

Tom – I give this award to ME for playing Bao Bogo in Bryant’s absence. He absolutely would have taken the Cool Shot to New Meen.

Paul – The confrontation between the crew over du nahgg’s actions.

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

Tom – Ota, for being the first NPC to set foot on the Crimson Eclipse and not be confined to a force cage. If he plays his cards right, he will be the first NPC to leave the ship alive.

Paul – That we could turn off the tracking device internally. Oh, and Du Nahgg for Kira opting to shoot to the right instead of the left when she boarded the ship.

IT’S A TRAP! (Luck of the Polish)

Tom – All of us, for forgetting that Soz Velik had rigged up a kill switch to the tracking device on the Crimson Eclipse.

Paul – anyone who stands in our way. We are leaving a legendary trail of corpses.

There is another. (Pat on the Group Back)

Tom – The group is definitely splintering, but the roleplaying surrounding it has been excellent. Who is the greater threat to the PCs? Teemo? OR THEMSELVES?

Paul – high tension amongst this thrown together band right when we need to be working closely and in trust. Can we pull off the improbable victory or will it all come to tears?

Pass on what you have learned (Learning Points)

Du Nahgg Vlaren Always plan ahead.

Theemin Cosmoswar – We have the grace of a bull in a China shop, but since disruption is a goal, this is a good thing. Now is not the time for refinement.

Riskyr Eshka’lya – Well. Here I am. Make sure Soz installs tethering system for space walks.

Soz Velik- I’m not listening to any more suggestions or plans. These people are nuts!

Kira Sunrider Have you ever heard that discretion is the better part of valor? I may have to define what discretion is.

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