Coruscant Disco

Ipanah's Diary 35:08:23
Mining on Ryloth

I’m beginning to like Teemo less and less, and he didn’t start off very high. After our narrow escape from the Empire, we had a lot to do around the ship. I found the closest place to repair and refuel, Ryloth the Twi’lek homeworld. Oz shut down that periodic transmission, but it sent out a burst transmission as he did so. After that was done, Oz, Vaxna and I checked out the ship to see what the horrible Teemo had done to it. Doc Lamarto and Valayne talked with Trex’s Twi’lek prisoner. He didn’t like Hussk around, so Hussk worked on that smell that was permeating the ship.

The ship was a horrible mess, entire chunks had been replace and rewired! They changed out the entire computer core! It looks like they were even running cables to install a second gun turret, but not very well according to Oz. Oz was getting distracted by all the alterations and damage that Vaxna and I split up to finish checking out the ship. We found more damage and lots of extra stuff strewn about. Vaxna found the one escape pod change into a workshop with lots of parts and notably, droid parts. Oz suspects that with a little work, we could make an astromech, R2 unit. I found all of my stuff cleared out of my room! Trex had dumped my whole fleet in a box labled ‘junk’ in the cargo bay! He’d replaced it with a nasty Wampa skin rug. I chucked it outside, I think Hussk claimed it.

The Twi’lek turns out to need our help past just a rescue from Trex the vandalizing jerk. He’s part of a mining operation on Ryloth and just for rescuing us he can offer repairs and refueling for Pintotl; but if our organization would help out with a problem they have he is sure a deal could be worked out. Doc is our company man, he gave the Twi’lek a mostly clean bill of health and a promise to contact the organization one we landed and got some more details.

We set off to Ryloth, and after scanning for any Imperial presence, I landed where our Twi’lek directed me. His crew began checking out our ship with Oz ‘n me keeping an eye on them. Doc and Valyene went to call HQ while Vaxna and Hussk went to sell the sundries that Trex had left in our cargo bays (6000 credits!). We regrouped and went to talk to the mining coalition. We met with a woman who is leading the group. She said that someone had bought up all the land around the mining claim under the guise of ’developing’ it, but nothing was ever done. Well, nothing along those lines. They got plenty of harassment and unexplained accidents. Doc took the deal provisionally and she asked us to run our Twi’lek friend out to the mine to get their moral back up. We broke for the night while they rounded up a speeder truck.

In morning we hopped in the speeder truck and headed towards the mine. It was a nice machine… other than the annoying autopilot that make the first part of the trip boring as anything. Thankfully once we got outside the city a little ways things got more interesting. I got to take over and weave that truck through the rocks. That was great! Until someone shot us and spun out of control, that was awesome! I pulled it through two full 360° spins before gently settling it safely into a sandbank. The front was smoking a bit, but Oz shouldn’t have any problem fixing it.

As the dust settled, a few figures emerged from a cave in the cliff face. They claimed to be Imperial troops and that we should surrender. Yeah, sure they were… I considered shouting at them that they should be the ones surrendering, but I didn’t get the chance. Hussk, Valyene, and Vaxna were hitting them hard. I only got a shot or two in before they were running away back into the cave with their tails between their legs. We collapsed the cave so they couldn’t bug us for a little while. I helped Oz fix up the truck and we were on our way again.

We drove into the mining camp, I can’t call it a town, and the people there all eyed us uneasily. They were all Twi’lek and brightened visibly when they saw our friend that we were bringing back. We consulted in a big tent that they set up for us to figure out what our next move was going to be when we heard a loud crash from outside. Three drunk men (two humans and an aqualish) had driven a large construction vehicle into one of the tents damaging it and the family’s moisture condenser.

They saw us watching and asked if we had a problem with them, then stated that they were going to take our truck. Hussk answered them with a stun grenade. They fell over. The miners didn’t waste any time in collecting them and their armaments. We had a little debate as to our next course of action while Oz fixed the condenser using the radiator of the construction vehicle. The construction workers had a little pre-fab town about five minutes away by speeder, and they might send reinforcements when this group doesn’t report back. In the end it was getting late and we just decided to get some rest. The miners were keeping watch, so we got a little shut-eye.

I woke up when Hussk blew the horn on the construction vehicle. Apparently the construction boss tried to contact his guys over the radio and Hussk had answered. They were apparently on their way. Valayne whipped some of the miners into shape and we all got into positions. Two more construction vehicles showed up soon enough with a total of nine more guys on them. We waited until they crossed the property line and then Hussk and Valyne disabled their vehicles. The two construction vehicles slammed into each other and all the workers got thrown off, sprawling all across the ground.

It was relatively short work after that. They didn’t put up that much resistance and they were shortly dealt with. Afterwards Hussk made a deal with the remaining workers, help haul their prefab town back to the miner’s camp and we’d haul them back to down and let them go. They revealed they had been hired by that jerk Teemo to harass the miners for a decent amount of money. Oz was able to crack their boss’ computer and find two messages that sounded fairly ominous.

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Ipanah's Diary 35:08:21
Trouble in Mos Suuta

I’ve said it before, and I’ll say it again, I do not like this dust rock! The very first mission we’ve got with the new crew of course ends in nearly complete and utter disaster! The new crew seems nice enough; there’s Vaxna a Farghul (don’t see to many of those around) specializing in retrieving objects, Hussk a Trandoshan specializing in ‘Life and death’ as he put it once I think, Valayne a Chiss (whatever that is) who specializes in… I’m not quite sure what she seems a bit distant (I’ll have to fix that), and Doc a Ryn who specializes in fixing up people (at the rate we’re going Doc ’n me are going to be getting to know each other a lot better).

Anyway, crappy job. Well, the actual job didn’t go to badly; we landed in Mos Shuuta, did what we came to do and were about to leave when we found out that stupid Teemo the Hutt had stolen my our Tena’s my ship! The system claimed that we were contractors working for Teemo, and he’d locked us down and out! On top of that he ordered some off his Gamorrean goons to chase us through the already sweltering hot streets waving clubs and axes around!

We ducked into the cantina to hide and everybody scattered. Valayne leapt into the rafters, Vaxana sat with a group of customers, Oz dashed for the supply closet behind the bar, Doc slid into the shadows of an empty booth while Hussk got the Twi’lek dancer off the stage into his lap. What the heck, that left me an opening in plain sight. I jumped on the stage and picked up where the Twi’lek left off, it was perfect, I could watch everything from there and be ready for trouble. Then the thugs burst through the door.

They headed straight for Vaxana, but she, Hussk and Valayne got some excellent shots in at them. I went to pull my blaster, but realized I may have gotten a little to into the exotic dancing role. My blaster was laying on the stage amid some of my other attire. I retrieved it while Oz came out from the store room and joined in the fray. Two attacked me after I shot one of them, and I don’t remember much past that other than quite a bit of pain until the noise had calmed down and someone had jabbed me with a stimpak.

The bartender seemed to know who we were and that Teemo was after us. He also told us that those dirty, stinking, stupid Gamorreans had broke my ship! I was all for marching in to Teemo and giving him a piece of my mind! We were now going to have to go to the junkyard to get a part, and hope they had it and that we could afford it. We couldn’t. Apparently Teemo had already put a hold on the only one the junkman had, and the junkman didn’t seem to go for the idea that we were from Teemo here to pick it up. He wanted more that 500 credits for the thing! We didn’t have that kind of money, yet. As usual Oz wouldn’t let me talk some sense into the junkman, so I went outside.

We tossed around a few ideas, but in the end Vaxana walked out of the shop and tossed the thing to Oz. Go Vaxana! To the ship and off this horrible rock! Oz and Vax got the maintenance entrance open to the docking bay. There were two droids standing at the bottom of the ramp to my ship, Vaxana tried to sneak in to scout the lay of the land, when she bumped a spanner from toolbox. The droids noticed her and demanded identification. I rushed in and gave them mine. It is my ship! They alerted the authorities that someone was trying to steal the ship, and told us to wait for them. Good. I figured I’d give them a piece of my mind as well, it was my ship and they knew it! Vaxana didn’t seem as eager to stick around. That is when we noticed the docking clamps were active. They would have to be shut off from the main spaceport office.

The others raced over there to undo the clamps, while Oz and I stayed with the ship and the droids to distract the authorities and make sure to have the ship ready to get out of here the second they got back. After a little bit the docking clamps release and I made a dash for the door. The droids shot me! Can you believe it? I stumbled on the ship feeling a bit woozy, but triumphant. Once I had gotten onto the bridge I’d turn on the power and and we’d be ready to get out of here.

At the top of the ladder I noticed the large gun barrel pointing at me. I also noticed the ugly Trandoshan holding the gun, he smiled, I glared at him. Who did this guy think he was? Waltzing about my ship as if he owned it, I was going to show him a thing or two. He tossed me a pair of restraints and tied me up in my own chair! Well, technically it was the system operations chair, not the pilot’s chair, but that’s irrelevant. On top of that, he just left then! Left me there! As soon as he was gone I started working my way out of his bindings.

The next thing I remembered was Valayne waking me up, and what sounded like someone falling down the ramp. They said it was time to go, and I couldn’t agree more. No one responded at the spaceport office to give me take off clearance, Hussk said they were busy or something and to just take off anyway. So I did, take off was a little shaky, I was still coming around and my head hurt for some reason. Once we were clear (and not blowing up Teemo’s palace for some strange reason), we heard a call for takeoff clearance, and also go no response. Apparently someone had landed in the other docking bay.

We saw the other ship take off from the second docking bay and storm troopers swarmed over the spaceport office. Sounded like something bad had happened to the people in there and now they were after us! To bad for them, we were already on our way out and away. I then spotted another ship on sensors, an Imperial frigate that started spewing out TIE fighters and interceptors. Crap. Hopefully Oz got the hyperdrive fixed. We are going to need it. I’m not letting this happen again. Otherwise, I’m sorry Tena, this business venture may not have worked out and I may not be able to get you your money.

Why does no one ever listen to me?! Now we’re on the Empire’s hit list! Yes, arguably they shot first, but still… I don’t think the Empire is going to care about that. sigh We got off Tatooine, and ran straight into the Empire. They came for us and we ran. I tried convince everyone to not kill the pilots and destroy more imperial property, but no…. three pilots and TIE fighters vaporized. They were shooting at us and the ship… but they were just doing their job? Right? I don’t know. What’s done is done, I’ll have to worry about the repercussions later.

We jumped out to nowhere in space, and I started running calculations to jump again when the control panel began going berserk and a horrible smell permeated the air systems. Multiple alerts came up. Problem one, we’re nearly out of gas. Problem two, we have a load of Wookie skins on board. Problem three, we have a mystery guest aboard as well. People went out in search of our guest and mysterious cargo while I looked for the closest fueling station. Hopefully there is something nearby.

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