Tales from the Outer Rim
Long Arm of the Hutt - Session 9
|Geonosian guard 14:||
|Foxtrot:||Beat you to it :P|
|Jshock-GM:||Someone in AU said they can get the rulebook already|
|Foxtrot:||I’ll have to look at my l;ocal store|
|Foxtrot:||and if not, order online.|
|Jshock-GM:||I put my preorder in a few days ago; saif ETA was July 19th at the worst|
|Jshock-GM:||It looks like the crit system and the skill list is at least close to beta, though, I’’l definitely need some down time to change the campaign framework a little.|
|Foxtrot:||Of the top of your head were there any large changes to th framework of the game, or was th e beta fairly settled and it was jsut balancing?|
|Jshock-GM:||I think it was mostly balancing. I’ll need to grok the book before I can safely say more; the free RPG day adventure is my evidence, and I don’t even have that first hand.|
|Jshock-GM:||If the pregen characters are evidence, PCs might have changed in regards to Obligation. Either full rebuilds or new PCs are going to be in order.|
|Jshock-GM:||I hope Drekkan shows up; I really want to put him in media res with this NPC right next to him|
|Foxtrot:||That’s right, i remember reading about them when I was gpoing through the beta rulebook.|
|Jshock-GM:||Yeah, that’s something I kind of wish they had put into the basic game in some way. Obligation is basically free XP / starting money (but more means more opportunities for backstory to come into play).|
|Foxtrot:||Seemed like it provided neat plots hooks too.|
|Foxtrot:||GM always has adventure fodder on hand at any given moment.|
|Xie:||I reinstalled my OS last weekend, but embarrassingly my javapath wasn’t set up correctly :P|
|Jshock-GM:||7 update 26 patched for me a couple of days ago. I’m just glad it started correctly|
|Jshock-GM:||I’m going to talk mad smack about Jeffg, in an attempt to summon him|
|Jshock-GM:||He pinged me as soon as I turned on Skype wanting to know when I was starting the server; now he’s late|
|Xie:||We can’t play without him!|
|Xie:||Otherwise it’s just me trying to get the whole party killed :P|
|Jshock-GM:||Yes we can|
|Jshock-GM:||I’m really hoing the moral compass of the party attends though|
|Jshock-GM:||BRB, grabbing some pop|
|Jshock-GM:||Oh, I just remembered Jeffg made the fatal mistake of becoming my Steam friend; bets as to what he’s playing?|
|Foxtrot:||I was just told that my token ’looks a bit like a Baratheon" :P|
|Tygaran:||It’s the WOOKIE! Yeah!|
|Jshock-GM:||I’m guessing LoL|
|Xie:||Or should I say WOORRAAAARRRGH|
|Foxtrot:||ALL OF THEM|
|JeffG:||We have Drookie!|
|Jshock-GM:||We should probably stop calling him that… I need my arms|
|Lowurra:||I may have to break some time soonish to quickly shower|
makes a Destiny check!
Light Side : 0 / Dark Side: 1
|Vale:||Wookie’s shower? I just thought their screams and yells shook the dirt off them.|
|Jshock-GM:||No big whoop – how fast? You wan t to now?|
makes a 0 check!
Light Side : 0 / Dark Side: 1
makes a hope check!
Light Side : 0 / Dark Side: 1
makes a Salad forks. check!
Light Side : 0 / Dark Side: 1
|Jshock-GM:||i was going to in media res you wity an NPC who started talking to you|
|Jshock-GM:||Twi’lek better break it…|
makes a Use the forks luke! check!
Light Side : 0 / Dark Side: 1
|Jshock-GM:||The dice have spoken.|
|Xie:||It’s alright, we were doing GREAT at the end of last session|
|Vale:||Life is so dark!|
|Xie:||Not like we’re gonna need them or anything!|
|Mathus:||So… 0 Light, 5 Dark…|
|Jshock-GM:||The light side just made the sound of Han’s engines stalling from ESB|
- Mathus was busy drinking with Taliq after
scaring off a couple.
Should I recap, or do you want to
shower first, Drekkan?
They weren’t a couple, they were
|Vale:||Why can’t they be both amirite?|
|Lowurra:||I’m gonna shower rioght about now actually|
|Lowurra:||just finished something up|
|Vale:||That osunded suss.|
|Jshock-GM:||Maybe they don’t know they’re brother and sister?|
|Mathus:||Oh, right. My bad.|
|Jshock-GM:||OK, cool… we’ll wait a sec, then|
|Xie:||Well… numerically they were a couple I guess :P|
|Lowurra:||but feel free|
|Lowurra:||I mean, my job is mainly to be violent and noble like|
|Jshock-GM:||Yeah, but you’re about to be in the spotlight, since you’ve got conversation options.|
|Jshock-GM:||Ju back, mang?|
|Jshock-GM:||Huh, did you guys see Drekkan’s typing notification go off?|
|Jshock-GM:||Badass, Time to bust a recap in yo asses…|
|Xie:||I made a judgement call, I stand by it :P|
|Maru Jakkaar:||"Excuse me… is that pendant you are wearing real?"|
- Jaana Raeth eyes the gand, who’s now talking
with the top bug.. and leans against the wall again…
the woman is dressed in flowing sashes over a black leather body
glove, and speaks in a clipped Coruscant accent.
small talk to Taliq as he glances around the floor.
|Maru Jakkaar:||"You will forgive me… the blocade on Kashyyk doesn’t allow me much chance to see artifacts of your species."|
|Lowurra:||hrrrrar (you speak skyroosh?) (ooc: that was their language right?)|
|Maru Jakkaar:||"I do… A most elegant tongue, if I must say."|
|Maru Jakkaar:||"Forgive me; where are my manners? Maru Jakkar, antiquities. And you are…?"|
|Maru Jakkaar:||’A powerful name…"|
- Lowurra bows
|Maru Jakkaar:||"May I see it more closely, Lowurra of Kashyyk…?"|
|Lowurra:||Hhhaaarraaa raaa (Yes, it is of my family|
- Lowurra holds it out to her
Lowurra: (( she then pulls a Putin ))
- Maru Jakkaar examines the details of Lowurra’s
|Maru Jakkaar:||"Yes… exquisite worksmanship…"|
|Maru Jakkaar:||"What is it for? Does it mean anything?"|
|Lowurra:||Raawrrrr faaamrraa reeeeept (Gift to our family, a gift of respect)|
|Maru Jakkaar:||"…selling it would be out of the question, then? I could offer a fair price…"|
- Lowurra shakes his head
|Lowurra:||Hrraaar (I cannot)|
|Lowurra:||Crrrask haarruuu (I could give you the name of a trader on Kashyyk… for once the blockade lifts)|
|Maru Jakkaar:||"Sadly, it seems the blocade on your planet might not lift for quite some time."|
|Lowurra:||Rrrraaaarrrrr hwwoooo (He specializes in crafts of this sort)|
|Maru Jakkaar:||"Er, why were you here, by the way? You have the look of a warrior; are you someone’s bodyguard or something?"|
- Lowurra shrugs
|Lowurra:||Grrrarrrrthurrr (You could say that)|
- Vrixxtt passes by Taliq after speaking with
Piddock; he stops and looks at Taliq before moving on
|Lowurra:||Wraaaaaaa (My friends certainly need guarding!)|
- Lowurra laughs
- Mu Nanb hurries up to the podium
Lowurra is healed and gains back 4
Lowurra takes 0 strain.
Lowurra takes 0 wounds.
Lowurra is healed and gains back 4 strain.
- Mathus glances over at Vrixxt when he
glances at Taliq.
companions is close at hand
|Mathus:||"Any idea why he was looking at you?"|
- Vale smiles pleasantly.
Jaana and Vale are both reasonably close by; you can see Taliq and
Mathus past the jatz band
|Taliq:||"Excuse me will you…"|
- Vale is keeping an interested eye on Mu
|Lowurra:||Vaaaale, Maaaru (Vale, Maru)|
- Taliq wanders over to Vrixxtt
the wookie talk.
- Duke Piddock and Mu Nanb take a walk over by
the areana seats…
|Taliq:||"Wanna grab a drink?"|
- Taliq nods towards the bar
Jaana Raeth: (( btw Low – Jaan looks like this at
Taliq: (( She’s a GIANT!!! ))
Vale: (( STOMP STOMP ))
Jshock-GM: (( yeah; everyone got party
clothes. I assumed you got some sort of ceremonial armor – flashy, but
ineffective for fighting. ))
Taliq: (( Vale and Taliq are dressed like this http://www.cheese-magnet.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/05/firefly-shindig-mal-kaylee-dress1.jpg
Lowurra: (( clothes, pft, wookies have no use for
Taliq: (( damn, I just realised I can’t talk to
Vrixxtt without that infernal droid ))
Jshock-GM: (( just caught your interaction
with Vrixxtt, Xie; we’ll deal with it in a sec ))
Taliq: (( Won’t take long! We can’t really
communicate XD ))
|Vale:||’And who might your friend be, Lowurra?"|
|Maru Jakkaar:||"Maru Jakkar, antiquities…"|
- Maru Jakkaar extends a hand towars Vale, as if
offering it for a kiss
- Maru Jakkaar seems a bit more cold towards
|Lowurra:||hwaaar sarreeeee (She has an eye for Kashyk antiquities|
- Vale accepts the hand and lightly places his
lips on it. (He is wary at the moment. though)
|Vale:||"No doubt, no doubt. So the Duke takes a keen interest in antiqueittes too?"|
|Maru Jakkaar:||"He does… when the sell well, at least."|
|Vale:||"Do you have a specialty?"|
|Maru Jakkaar:||"I deal in all sorts. It’s a hobby."|
- Maru Jakkaar definitely sounds more haughty
when speaking with Vale
|Vale:||A hobby, well, you have to get your fun from somewhere in this big galaxy. Does it interfere with your usual line of work?|
- Vale takes a glance up the hall way to try
and see if he can get a sense of the dealings between the Duke and his
|Maru Jakkaar:||’Oh, certainly not. I was just asking your friend about your line of work…"|
|Lowurra:||warrrraaaah (would you say we’re in the transportation sector?)|
|Vale:||"I;d say so."|
|Vale:||"And what about you?"|
|Vale:||"If I may ask so boldly"|
|Vale:||2 I believe but Ima get up my char sheet|
makes a No more lightside for me check!
|Vale:||"Ah negotiations. The glue that holds the galaxy together. An admirable profession."|
makes a check!
- Lowurra raises an eyebrow? Half of the face?
Vale: (( Wookie smarter than meeee :P
|Maru Jakkaar:||"Yes… negotiations."|
|Lowurra:||Mmmrrraaaaar thrruuuu (and are negotiations going well?)|
- Maru Jakkaar half smiles
|Maru Jakkaar:||"Quite well."|
makes a check!
- Maru Jakkaar notices you looking at her hand,
and smiles pleasantly.
|Maru Jakkaar:||"A nice little trinket, isn’t it?"|
|Lowurra:||Paaar thruuu (Indeed, quite exquisite craftsmanship)|
|Taliq:||"Wanna grab a drink?"|
- Taliq nods towards the bar, and does a
drinky wrist motion
Lowurra: (( for the other PCswho may know more
about this sort of thing – would Black Sun’s interests align with our
Taliq: (( Uhhhhh…… ))
Taliq: (( We’d be better off not being on their
radar? XD ))
Lowurra: (( hey – never underestimate having
friends in low places ))
|Vrixxtt:||glances up from the datapad on his wrist|
- Taliq nods to the bar again
Jshock-GM: (( I can’t remember; it’s up to
Vale: (( No I don’t think so, I told jaana,
and you guys were dealing with the siblings at the time ))
Mathus: (( Thought not; so Anatta approached me
after Taliq went towards Vrixxtt? ))
Jshock-GM: (( I don’t remember anyone saying
he was working for Teemo though, I think he was told he was working for
a Hutt on Tattooine ))
Mathus: (( Hence why I said
Jshock-GM: (( when you glance over…
Antalla is right there, hovering. We’ll get to that ))
Taliq: (( Promise not to sell you out! :3 ))
- Vrixxtt stands up, stairs at Taliq momentarily
- Taliq tries to look un-intimidating
Taliq: (( unthreatening? ))
Taliq: (( that’s the word I was really after :P
- Vrixxtt lets out a burst of clicks and
whistles, then walks out through the front door.
- Taliq follows Vrixxtt out of the front door
and calls after him
|Taliq:||"Come on… just one drink!"|
- Taliq sighs
Mathus: (( The GM disapproves of your
Taliq: (( Shut down! ))
|Taliq:||"Gands! Am I right?!"|
- Taliq exclaims, for the benefit of anyone
Taliq: (( So a Twi’lek walks down the street like
this, but a gand walks down the street like this! ))
the guards glance over at you, but seem uninterested in
next to him.
Mathus: (( Crap, it’s a guy, right? I can’t
Jshock-GM: (( He’s a guy, from what you can
tell. He’s hovering less than a foot from you when you turn around. ))
|Anatta:||"Heyyy, yu seema to ask a lotta questions, you guys, eh?"|
|Anatta:||’I gotta lotta answers, eef yu gotta de credits."|
- Mathus glances over the guy, looking for
anything related to mechanics or his affiliation.
|Anatta:||"Sayyy, ju seema lika you got sand inna you boots, amiright?"|
- Mathus blinks at the statement.
|Anatta:||"Youa from Tatooinea? Ima from Tatooeina! I canna tel from jur accent."|
- Mathus blinks.
|Mathus:||"You’re from Tattoine? What’re you doing here, then?"|
|Anatta:||’Eenaformation’s my gamea."|
|Mathus:||"Information’s a lot of people’s game. What makes yours better?"|
|Anatta:||"I gotta ears everywhere! My namea’s well known in de sector – ask anyone!"|
|Mathus:||"What’s your name?"|
- Mathus asks Anatta.
|Maru Jakkaar:||"Oh! O coursa. You donna know my namea… Anatalla. You Mathus, amiright?"|
makes a Streetwise check!
- Mathus visibly startles a bit as Anatta says
|Anatta:||"Ayy, you shoulda get that bleenking problem looked at…"|
|Mathus:||"Yes, yes I should…"|
- Mathus looks over Anatta again. Is there any
clues to his affiliation?
Taliq: (( So its a race between the Toydarian
turning us in, the bounty hunter capturing us, or the siblings reporting
us to the authorities? :3 ))
Jshock-GM: (( no, he doesn not seem to have
any tatoos or visible scars ))
|Anatta:||"You musta need to know sommtheeng, eh, let’s make a deal…"|
- Mathus hmms.
Lowurra: (( and don’t forget the crime syndicate
|Mathus:||"How about a test first? See how good you are with the locals… for example, her?"|
- Mathus points at the twi’lek singing on
|Taliq:||"Her name is Maya, she’s from Ryloth, and her sister is a carpenter|
|Anatta:||’Eh… not that eets worth anything… Her namea is Lula. Hada problem whitha de spice a while back, but shea over eet."|
|Anatta:||"Go on, talk to her then. Iya wait."|
- Exotic Twilek and the band finish a set a few
minutes later, take a break
- Mathus approaches her.
|Exotic Twilek:||"Hi! Help you with something, stranger?"|
- Exotic Twilek is practically spilling out of
|Mathus:||"Ah, just a big fan of yours, Lula."|
|Exotic Twilek:||"Glad of it! You want an autograph or something?"|
makes a Discipline check!
- Mathus ’s eyes keep drifting down towards
the dress spillage, then snapping back up to her face.
|Mathus:||"Oh, uh, yes please."|
- Exotic Twilek goes after a scribe and a
glossy. When she starts signing, you notice curious burn scars on her
hand… telltale marks from a spice pipe!
|Exotic Twilek:||"Here you go, big guy!"|
- Mathus raises an eyebrow, then accepts the
autograph with a nod and a smile.
- Mathus pockets it.
Jshock-GM: (( tour dates are on the back ))
- Anatta hovers by the pillar, waiting
- Mathus walks back at Anatta.
|Mathus:||"…Not bad. How about local mechanics? It’s been a while since I’ve talked shop."|
|Anatta:||"Oooh, the things sheya could do with those lekku…"|
- Mathus glances at Anatta a moment.
|Mathus:||"It wouldn’t work out."|
|Anatta:||’Wha? No, I don go in for de techy stuff."|
- Mathus frowns.
|Mathus:||"Nothing about local technicians? What did you expect me to need info on?"|
|Anatta:||"Don play stoopeed wit me. You not here trading arms."|
|Anatta:||"I seen you an your friends snoopeeng around here. You wanna know sometheeng about these people? Iya tell you, for a fair price."|
- Mathus huffs a bit at being called stupid,
but glances at Anatta.
"My main interest here
- Anatta looks stupefied
|Mathus:||"This suit is stifling and the small talk here is boring. It’d be nice to meet someone else with grease under their nails."|
|Anatta:||’Maybe Iya try one of your friends…"|
|Mathus:||"Yes. Perhaps my companions will have requests more suited to your expertise, but I’m a simple man. I just want to ply my trade."|
- Anatta floats by Mathus mid sentence
- Mathus sighs as he watches Anatta fly by.
Mathus: (( …Heh. ))
|Anatta:||’Hey. You, wit the lekku."|
- Taliq spins around
|Taliq:||"Mine is a proud species. We’re more than just a pair of lekku thank you!"|
- Mathus looks rather glum.
|Anatta:||’Your frien over there is new to thees, eh?"|
- Anatta flicks a thumb over his shoulder at
|Taliq:||"He’s from a remote and unimportant planet…"|
- Taliq narrows her eyes at the toydarian
|Anatta:||"Remote, yeah, Uneemportant…"|
|Taliq:||"So you move information around, right?"|
|Anatta:||"I guve yu de same deal I give to heem. You wanna know sometheeng?"|
|Taliq:||"I’m more interested in what people don’t know."|
|Anatta:||’Ahhh, that a wise statement! I likea yu already!"|
|Anatta:||’Come! Letsa getta dreenk, we talka beezness…"|
|Taliq:||"So long as my lekku aren’t involved, you’re on!"|
- Anatta raises his hands, twiddles his fingers
- Anatta flies over to the bar
|Anatta:||"So, you musta wanna know sometheeng, letsa maka deal…"|
makes a Toydarian trustworthiness check!
Light Side : 0 / Dark Side: 1
- Mathus glances at Lowurra & Vale.
|Mathus:||"…So, you two having any luck here?"|
|Vale:||"Luck? We’re just having a pleasant chat to our new friend here."|
- Mathus glances at their new friend.
Jshock-GM: (( not really. Lying isn’t in his
best intrest either. ))
Taliq: (( OK that’s cool ))
Taliq: (( In that case, wtf do I want to
Taliq: (( Intel on teemo, of course! ))
- Anatta has pulled out a datapad, thumbs
through it idly
|Taliq:||"I have this friend, but I’d like to know more about him…"|
|Anatta:||"Ah, see? I knew ett. I knowa lotta peeple."|
|Taliq:||"I need to really impress him next time we meet, see…"|
|Anatta:||"Yes, go on…"|
|Taliq:||"We didn’t part on… ideal terms."|
|Anatta:||:This frien… he gotta name or sometheeng?"|
- Taliq sips her drink
|Taliq:||"Teemo," she says casually|
|Anatta:||"Hmm… yes, I hearda that namea many times…"|
|Taliq:||"Thought you might have…"|
- Taliq smiles coyly
|Anatta:||’Whatta you wanna know aboutta thees ‘Teemo’?"|
- Anatta leans in close
|Taliq:||"Well I was hoping to pay him a surprise visit…"|
- Mathus will talk with Maru once Taliq’s done
dealing with Anatta.
|Taliq:||"So anything you might know about his palace that might help me drop in on him…"|
|Anatta:||"Oh? O knowa heesa been askeen about you guys… about 50,000 times…"|
- Taliq smiles
|Taliq:||"I’d imagine he has been…"|
|Anatta:||"Thatsa common knowledge, though. Not wortha de money."|
- Jaana Raeth mutters to herself, "Paying a
bounty on someone he says owes him money… never did understand a
Jshock-GM: (( it’s not about the money ))
Taliq: (( Right… he must be after
something else ))
|Taliq:||"Well looks like you’ve already seen all of my sabbacc cards…"|
|Taliq:||"… what can I offer you, exactly?"|
|Anatta:||"Essa true. Hera we get to de cost: I knowa theengs abouta de slug. 40 to 100 credeets per topic, depending ona how Juiceey eet ees.|
- Taliq nods nonchalantly, and takes another
sip of her drink
|Anatta:||"You wanna know sometheeng specific?"|
|Taliq:||"I only need to know one thing. Where he is…"|
|Anatta:||"Whaddaya meen ;’where he ees"? Heesa on Tatooeena."|
|Taliq:||"What do you know about his palace’s security?"|
|Vale:||Waaaatching Mu Namb|
- Mu Nanb subtly nods at Vale as he walks by
|Vale:||"How did your meeting go, friend?"|
|Mu Nanb:||(Quite well. He put in a large order of… stem bolts.)|
|Vale:||"Excellent. Well here’s my contact info, call me anytime."|
- Mathus looks over Maru.
|Mathus:||"Your new friend?"|
|Vale:||"Yes, a handy person to know. Never know when you need some stems."|
|Mu Nanb:||(Mmm. Should you need any… construction supplies… I could definitely arrange for you to meet my… suppliers.)|
- Mathus raises an eyebrow at that.
Jshock-GM: (( yep, you’re on his rolodex ))
- Mathus glances over at Maru.
Mathus: (( Too many Mus. ))
|Mu Nanb:||(I should leave now. Need to see the rings of Geonosis and all that.)|
|Mu Nanb:||(It was nice meeting you, Vale.)|
|Vale:||"Of course, a pelasure to meet you."|
- Mu Nanb bows a bit, then leaves
|Mathus:||"Another friend of yours?"|
- Mathus glances at Lowurra.
- Duke Piddock walks down the hall
- Lowurra introduces maru
|Duke Piddock:||(Maru, making new friends, are we?)|
|Duke Piddock:||(That is so unlike you.)|
- Vale stands and bows.
|Jaana Raeth:||* adjusts her hair *|
|Duke Piddock:||(We have not been formally introduced. I am Duke Piddock, of Gogum hive. Have you been enjoying my party?)|
|Vale:||"It has been a most enjoyable affair. Thank you for your hospitality."|
- Mathus just, uh, seems unsure how exactly to
act here. He just… nods?
|Mathus:||"It’s been alright. Not exactly what I’m used to, but most parties aren’t…"|
|Duke Piddock:||(Let me think… you are Ota’s envoys, am I correct?)|
|Lowurra:||Raaaaawrrrrr (Could use a little wookiee Opera)|
|Vale:||"Indeed we are."|
- Mathus glances at Lowurra.
|Mathus:||"Could use a little grease…"|
- Taliq is still negotiating with Watto
Taliq: (( *Anatta ))
Mathus: (( Awww, not joining in on the big RP?
Anatta can wait. ))
Vale: (( shoot guys, I jsut wanna get
everything straight, we’re here for Ota, as arms dealers yeah? We’re
trying to findout why Piddock isn’t down with the Teemos? Am I missing
|Duke Piddock:||(Interesting you mention grease. Would you like to see some things of a more… technical nature?)|
- Mathus ’s eyes light up at that.
|Mathus:||"…What’ve you got?"|
|Duke Piddock:||(Mmm, I could show you a great many things. We make many things of a …technical nature in Gogum hive.)|
- Mathus hmms with interest.
|Mathus:||"…Perhaps later. Business first."|
|Maru Jakkaar:||"Well, I’ll leave you to it, dear piddock…"|
- Mathus lets Vale continue.
|Vale:||"How can we help you, sir?"|
|Duke Piddock:||(Help… me? I was about to help you. Perhaps we could help each other.)|
|Vale:||"Indeed. Mutual benefit for all."|
|Anatta:||(Follow me towards the arena. I can perhaps demonstrate how I can help you.)|
- Jaana Raeth pushes herself off the wall an
|Jaana Raeth:||"Can we discuss this somewhere what we don’t have to talk in vague circles?"|
- Taliq fights a rancor for your entertainment
Taliq: (( DUN DUN DUN DUNDUNDUND DUN DUN! ))
Mathus: (( starts the Gorn music ))
|Duke Piddock:||(Here I can better demonstrate our new line of arms we have just introduced.)|
|Vale:||"Oh of course."|
|Duke Piddock:||(You can see one of my guard now. Watch as he demonstrates our new ‘glassmaker’ pistol.)|
- Mathus watches.
Mathus: (( Hmmm, can I make a check to gauge how
good the guns really are? Make a guess at how easy to fire/maintain they
the guard is sporting a large bore pistol – some sort of blaster.
A target pops up; the guard easily puts 3 neatr holes in it.
Jshock-GM: (( Sure, Mathus. Call it A
Mechanics check (1p). ))
makes a Mechanics check!
- Mathus blinks, points.
Jshock-GM: (( I’ll cut ti a bit short; he
shows off a carbine, and a rifle too. They’re normal, but they all crit
with 2a instead of 3. ))
|Mathus:||"Wait… is that an XK-47 coolant module on it?"|
|Duke Piddock:||(why yes, I believe so… why do you ask?)|
- Taliq suddenly seems interested
|Taliq:||"… I don’t suppose I could… give one of those a shot?"|
- Taliq smiles eagerly
|Duke Piddock:||(Absolutely, Taliq.)|
|Mathus:||"Well, the base module is actually a poor fit for that caliber of weapon. Are your mechanics familiar with the Tenchu modules?"|
|Duke Piddock:||(I am sure they are.)|
|Mathus:||"You take one of those, crack it open, and put strips of conductive adhesive horizontally over the cooling strip."|
|Mathus:||"It’ll work better and cost about…"|
- Mathus does some quick calculations.
|Mathus:||"20%, give or take."|
- Taliq grabs a carbine and squeezes off a few
- Duke Piddock looks impressed
- Taliq grins eagerly at Geonosian guard 71
"Of course, that’s assuming your
mechanics are skilled enough not to accidently get the adhesive on
|Duke Piddock:||(Yes… We would have to find a way to production line the process, but that might just work…)|
- Mathus mms and watches Taliq fire it off
makes a Gratuitous test shooting check!
- Mathus pauses a moment to watch Taliq fire.
|Mathus:||"…She’s beautiful when she’s blowing holes into something."|
- Mathus grins.
Taliq: (( Lucky she didn’t hear you say that :P
|Duke Piddock:||(Your friend down there seems interested. How many would you like?)|
|Mathus:||"Man, I’d love to have a spare of those just to rip apart and put back together…"|
- Mathus lets Vale discuss that; he’s the
"merchant" of the group, after all.
Vale: (( anyhting to give me an adge on
negotiations or dealings of anyway…facey styff :)
Mathus: (( Jaana’s with us as well, right? ))
Jshock-GM: (( hmm… sounds like part of
Negotiate. You and the wookiee want to tag team him with a combined
skill check? ))
Vale: (( sounds good to me ))
Lowurra: (( kk ))
Mathus: (( And they get 1 boost from my triumph?
Maybe 2 total with the advantage? ))
Vale: (( How much money do we have to work
with from the Ryloth? ))
Taliq: (( Jaana is keeping him on his toes
by being enigmatic ))
|Vale:||"They look to be very fine weapons indeed. You run a tight operation, I commend you on that."|
- Taliq is quite happy to continue testing the
|Lowurra:||rrrraaawr (But are they effective in all climate?|
|Lowurra:||Thoooooo sahheeeeee (I’d hate to purchase weaponry that jams in certain climes)|
|Duke Piddock:||(Stress testing for water is hard out here.. but Gogun hive is confident in our work.)|
|Duke Piddock:||(we cannot make our arms untraceable; that is illegal. But they do have a 5% lower profile against scanning equipment.)|
|Lowurra:||Krrrrarrr? (So what’s the general cost of procurement for these supplies?0|
makes a Let’s hope I’m not a sucky mcsuck check!
|Vale:||"Bear in mind sir, Mathus gave you some very valuable information on how to improve your products."|
|Duke Piddock:||(Hm Our base price per unit is pistols for 1100 per, carbines for 1300 per, rifles for 1500… but…)|
|Taliq:||++ Ask him if he’ll throw in an extra one for me! ++|
- Taliq grins at the box and throws everyone a
|Vale:||"This could be the start of a very lovely relationship."|
|Duke Piddock:||(Since your technician gave us that information about the power converters… I can knock 10% off that price. 990, 1170, 1350. How does that sound?)|
|Lowurra:||Thrrraaaaar (Do you offer bulk discounts?)|
|Duke Piddock:||(Of course. What kind of quantities did you need?)|
|Vale:||"A group of friends wish to outfit themselves against the various dangers on their world. As many as we can is the only answer I could reliably give you."|
|Duke Piddock:||(Interesting… do your friends have money?)|
|Vale:||"Three thosuand credits, and a future customer."|
- Duke Piddock raises an eyebrow
- Vale looks at Drekkan, since he seems to be
handling it better
- Duke Piddock (…And do your friends havve
some place we can send the weapons to?)
|Lowurra:||Hhrraaara (As an initial investment of course)|
|Lowurra:||PPprraaaarrrrr (We are engaging this as a trial action to create a new relationship. We would be ferrying the first batch, and can set up a communication protocol for the remaining exchanges|
|Duke Piddock:||(Of course. I understand. I am discrete, of course.)|
|Lowurra:||Thrraaarka pannnaaaaar (Of course, paying in cash, and conveying them in a transport vessel such as our own offers certain financial benefits for your operation)|
|Lowurra:||Paannaaaar (Imperial taxes can, otherwise, be such a burden on an entrepreneur)|
- Duke Piddock frowns at the mention of Imperials
- Mathus speaks up once it looks like the
negotiations are over.
Taliq: (( The negotiations were short… ))
|Duke Piddock:||I think we understand each other. I will put you in touch with my secretary droid; you can work out the details with it.)|
|Mathus:||"…Say, Duke Piddock, are you familiar with a droid technician named Sivor?"|
- Duke Piddock spins around to face Mathus
|Lowurra:||Pathaaaa graaathaaaaa (Indeed – I’m grateful for your cooperation and look forward to future dealings)|
|Duke Piddock:||(I do. He has been missing from our hive for some time.)|
|Lowurra:||Laaaarraaaa tenaaar (And keep us in mind in case you have other customers that need supplies delivered… discretely)|
- Mathus nods a moment.
|Mathus:||"I think we can help each other a different way. You used to work for Teemo, right?"|
|Duke Piddock:||(…I did. How did you know that?)|
|Mathus:||"Intel gathering. We have… issues with him. Grievances to be…"|
- Mathus ahems a moment.
|Mathus:||"Addressed. Could you listen to this?"|
- Mathus calls up the audio recording of
Droomb’s second conversation on his datapad. The one where he mentions
if they learn about Sivor it’ll all be over.
- Duke Piddock listens to the recordings
|Duke Piddock:||(I knew it.)|
|Duke Piddock:||(That was the Kubatz he was talking about, was it not?)|
|Mathus:||"The data logs indicate he was talking with Thweek, one of Teemo’s head spies."|
|Mathus:||"Furthermore, our current ship used to belong to a bounty hunter of Teemo’s. He didn’t scrub the records before we acquired it."|
- Mathus brings up a new entry.
|Mathus:||"One Genosan, captured for gladitorial combat at approximately the same date as Sivor disappeared."|
- Mathus shows the entry to the Duke.
- Duke Piddock nods knowingly
|Mathus:||"There was also part of a Genosinan carapace left in the holding cells with tribal markings on it. If your men retrieve it, can they confirm whether it belonged to Sivor?"|
|Taliq:||"I’d be happy to fetch it for you…"|
|Duke Piddock:||(I am sure they could, though I need no other proof. That Kubatz spy of his is why i do not deal with Teemo any more – we do not trade with insect eaters, or their friends.)|
|Mathus:||"Then why is Dimmock working for him now?"|
|Duke Piddock:||(Pff. Dimmock is a fool, that is why.)|
|Taliq:||"Yeah, he’s an unsavoury character."|
|Mathus:||"Can you help us convince him to break it off?"|
- Mathus smiles.
"Our friends would appreciate it if he
no longer worked for him, and I would personally
|Duke Piddock:||(I cannot help you in that way – both Dimmock and I would lose face. I can tell you what the slug wanted, and what he probably wants from Piddock.)|
- Mathus nods.
|Duke Piddock:||(Teemo came to me some months ago with a proposition – he wanted information on combat droids we made for the seperatists, some 20 years ago.)|
|Duke Piddock:||(He offered money for the plans, and offered to buy what we had left of our parts.)|
|Duke Piddock:||(Presumably he has made the same offer to Dimmock.)|
- Taliq scoffs
|Mathus:||"…Is it possible he purposely kidnapped Sivor for his expertise with them?"|
|Mathus:||"The records said he was taken for gladitorial combat, but that might just be a cover…"|
|Taliq:||"They’re not REAL soldiers! …. no offense"|
|Duke Piddock:||(Quite possible. Sivor would know better than most about some of the older designs.)|
|Lowurra:||Hrraaaarrr (Do not doubt the combat ability of some of those droids – particularly in large numbers)|
- Mathus nods a moment.
|Mathus:||"He might still be alive, then…"|
|Lowurra:||Prrraaar (The basic models were fodder, but they could be upmodded easily)|
|Duke Piddock:||(It does not matter. He is just a drone.)|
|Taliq:||"What does Teemo want with an army?" Taliq muses to herself|
|Mathus:||"Hmm? You don’t want him back?"|
|Duke Piddock:||(Why would I?)|
|Jaana Raeth:||"Maybe he wants to tale down a bigger Hutt?"|
|Taliq:||"Maybe… Or some other powerful enemy…"|
|Xie:||yeah I should pass out|
|Xie:||gg wp _|
|Jaana Raeth:||ok then.. night all|
|Xie:||thanks all, see you next week|
|Mathus:||Yeah, our negotiations with the Duke made up for the… iffy party results.|
|Lowurra:||hopefully monocle wookie was helpful|
|Vale:||The most helpful|
|Xie:||Monocle wookiee is the best wookiee XD|
|Mathus:||And we have an alternate goal for our Teemo attack now, too.|
|Vale:||You should rank up in that shiz :P|