Long Arm of the Hutt - Session 9

Geonosian guard 14:
Weapon Skill Range Dmg Dice
Geonosian Blaster pistol R-Heavy Medium 7
• You deal 7 dmg on a hit, +1 dmg for each rolled.
• Crit 2 ()
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Foxtrot has connected.
Foxtrot: Beat you to it :P
Jshock-GM: Aww snap
Jshock-GM: Someone in AU said they can get the rulebook already
Foxtrot: Oh neat
Foxtrot: I’ll have to look at my l;ocal store
Foxtrot: and if not, order online.
Tygaran has connected.
Jshock-GM: I put my preorder in a few days ago; saif ETA was July 19th at the worst
Foxtrot: Awesome!
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: Right
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.
Foxtrot: Ah right
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: Oh Obligatons
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: Yeah definitely.
Foxtrot: Seemed like it provided neat plots hooks too.
Foxtrot: GM always has adventure fodder on hand at any given moment.
Xie has connected.
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
Taliq: lol
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
Xie: The wookiee!
Jshock-GM: Absolutely
Xie: Its true
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?
Drekkan has connected.
Foxtrot: I was just told that my token ’looks a bit like a Baratheon" :P
Tygaran: It’s the WOOKIE! Yeah!
Jshock-GM: Aww yeah
Foxtrot: Herro
Jshock-GM: I’m guessing LoL
Xie: Woohooo!
Xie: Or should I say WOORRAAAARRRGH
Xie: Which Baratheon?
Xie: Gendry? :P
Foxtrot: ALL OF THEM
Foxtrot: SOTMRLORDS FOLYFE
Lowurra: hola
JeffG has connected.
JeffG: We have Drookie!
Jshock-GM: We should probably stop calling him that… I need my arms
Lowurra: heh
Lowurra: s’all good
Lowurra: I may have to break some time soonish to quickly shower
Mathus: <!—input(“.|”+dbArgs+"|args|LABEL|SPAN=TRUE")—> makes a Destiny check!
  
Successes:  None  /  No Advantage or Threat

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?
Lowurra: <!—input(“.|”+dbArgs+"|args|LABEL|SPAN=TRUE")—> makes a 0 check!
  
Successes:  None  /  No Advantage or Threat

Light Side : 0 / Dark Side: 1
Jaana Raeth: <!—input(“.|”+dbArgs+"|args|LABEL|SPAN=TRUE")—> makes a hope check!
  
Successes:  None  /  No Advantage or Threat

Light Side : 0 / Dark Side: 1
Vale: <!—input(“.|”+dbArgs+"|args|LABEL|SPAN=TRUE")—> makes a Salad forks. check!
  
Successes:  None  /  No Advantage or Threat

Light Side : 0 / Dark Side: 1
Jshock-GM: i was going to in media res you wity an NPC who started talking to you
Vale: 0.0
Jshock-GM: Twi’lek better break it…
Xie: <!—input(“.|”+dbArgs+"|args|LABEL|SPAN=TRUE")—> makes a Use the forks luke! check!
  
Successes:  None  /  No Advantage or Threat

Light Side : 0 / Dark Side: 1
Xie: ROFLMAO
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…
The Force:
DECREASE THE FORCE
The Force:
DECREASE THE FORCE
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.









Jshock-GM:

Should I recap, or do you want to
shower first, Drekkan?










Xie:

They weren’t a couple, they were
siblings XD







Vale: Why can’t they be both amirite?
Jaana Raeth: (( a couple of siblings… ))
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?
Lowurra: (( fight with Dell over actually giving them my money ))
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: I’ll wait.
Jshock-GM: Ju back, mang?
Jshock-GM: Huh, did you guys see Drekkan’s typing notification go off?
Jaana Raeth: (( not i ))
Vale: Nope
Jshock-GM: weird
Lowurra: back
Jshock-GM: Badass, Time to bust a recap in yo asses…
Jshock-GM:

SESSION RECAP





When we last saw the crew of the KRAYT FANG, they had
just left NEW MEEN for GEONOSIS, to attend a social
gathering hosted by the enigmatic arms dealer DUKE
PIDDOCK. Said duke was said to be a former associate of
TEEMO THE HUTT, who has since broken off relations with
the crime lord for reasons unknown.

The party
started well enough, with the witty and charming VALE
making small talk with a Sullustan wallflower, MU NANB.
After nearly an hour of banter, said Sullustan revealed
his true purpose for attending; he was sent by the REBEL
ALLIANCE to procure weapons!

Things were not as
smooth on all fronts. A Gand attending the party known as
VRIXXTT was approached by MATHUS, but revealed only that
he was at the party for the benefit of an informal group
dedicated to insectile rights. Later, he became very
interested in the crew… and a sharp eyed JAANA noted
that he was dressed as a Findsman – a group of shamanistic
trackers!

MATHUS and TALIQ also made small talk
with a pair of spacers, ORTA AND VIO WEX, who said they
were on Geonosis to ship equipment for DIKE DIMMOCK to a
location on Tatooine. Shortly thereafter, the brother
sister pair enquired as to how the crew obtained the ship
from TREX… the bounty hunter and mechanic replied that
they had stolen the ship after murdering the Trandoshan,
which quickly ended the conversation.

What will
happen next? Let’s rejoin the festivities…

Lowurra: (( wait ))
Lowurra: (( … so that’s the story you went with? ))
Xie: (( YOU WEREN’T THERE XD ))
Xie: I made a judgement call, I stand by it :P
Mathus: (( We don’t have Deceit. ))
LOWURRA has spent the party drinking, making small talk with the occasional guest, and dancing to the Jatz band. While the other are interacting with other guests, an elegant woman who was previously talking with PIDDOCK steps down the dais stairs and approaches the wookiee…
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.


  • Mathus is leaning against a pillar making
    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…?"
    Lowurra: Loowuuuuura (Lowurra)
    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 ))

  • Vale watches the exchange carefully





  • Maru Jakkaar:
    • Maru Jakkaar examines the details of Lowurra’s
      pendant
    Jshock-GM: (( LOL ))
    Jshock-GM: (( you think he did it deliberately? I do ))
    Jshock-GM: (( like a bawss ))
    Lowurra: (( oh no doubt ))
    Lowurra: (( the perks of absolute power and a pack of roving thugs ))
    Lowurra: (( that said, Putin could have done it without them, dude’s an olympic level judoka and an ex-KGB agent ))
    Jshock-GM: (( right? He’s probably going to ninja into the guy’s house on a later date, and put it on his mantle just to show ’em ))
    Jshock-GM: (( anyway, game ))
    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: "Pity…"
    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:
    • 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:
    • Mu Nanb hurries up to the podium
    Lowurra: (( also – should I be healed somewhat? ))
    Xie: lol
    Jshock-GM: (( yeas; you guys should all be healed, full strain by now ))
    Lowurra: Lowurra is healed and gains back 4 wounds.
    Lowurra takes 0 strain.
    Lowurra: Lowurra takes 0 wounds.
    Lowurra is healed and gains back 4 strain.
    Maru Jakkaar: "Friends?"
    • Mathus glances over at Vrixxt when he
      glances at Taliq.


  • Lowurra looks around for which of his
    companions is close at hand


  • Mathus mutters to Taliq,





  • 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 shrugs, and pretends not to notice
    Vrixxtt


  • Lowurra drapes his arm around Vale’s shoulder





  • Taliq: "Excuse me will you…"
    • Vale is keeping an interested eye on Mu
      Namb’s dealings






    Lowurra: Vaaaale, Maaaru (Vale, Maru)
    • Taliq wanders over to Vrixxtt

  • Vale nods in greeting. "Pleasure."

  • Mathus nods at Taliq, glances over to watch
    the wookie talk.






  • Duke Piddock:
    • 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
    the party…
    f ))



    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. ))




    Lowurra: (( clothes, pft, wookies have no use for
    clothes ))



    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?"
    Taliq: (( But NP, take your time _ ))
    Vale: (( Im always reading it as ‘lowrunner’ ))
    Maru Jakkaar: "Maru Jakkar, antiquities…"
    Maru Jakkaar:
    • Maru Jakkaar extends a hand towars Vale, as if
      offering it for a kiss
    Maru Jakkaar:
    • Maru Jakkaar seems a bit more cold towards
      Vale…
    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:
    • 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
      new buddy.






    Maru Jakkaar: ’Oh, certainly not. I was just asking your friend about your line of work…"
    Jshock-GM: (( they seem diplomatic, Vale; Mu Nanb looks OK ))
    Lowurra: warrrraaaah (would you say we’re in the transportation sector?)
    Vale: "I;d say so."
    Maru Jakkaar: ’Interesting…"
    Vale: "And what about you?"
    Vale: "If I may ask so boldly"
    Maru Jakkaar: ’Negotiations."
    Jshock-GM: (( what was your Discipline, Vale? ))
    Vale: 2 I believe but Ima get up my char sheet
    Vale: (( cuz im adumb dumb and haven’t yet :P ))
    Jshock-GM: (( forgot I can look at your pog; I’m seeing 0 discipline, 2 will ))
    Vale: (( yeppers 2 ))
    Vale: (( sorry, when I said 2 I meant the final skill check, not the ranks, my bad :P ))
    Jshock-GM: (( right. OK; make a Discpline check vs 1p1r ))
    Vale: <!—input(“.|”+dbArgs+"|args|LABEL|SPAN=TRUE")—> makes a No more lightside for me check!
            
    Successes:  None  /  No Advantage or Threat
    Jshock-GM: (( Ok; she’s not lying, whatever her backstory is ))
    Vale: (( need to get me some discipline, I’m a good liar but bad at seeing it :P ))
    Lowurra: (( hey – what about me? ))
    Lowurra: (( I have 1y1g in discipline ))
    Jshock-GM: (( sure ))
    Vale: "Ah negotiations. The glue that holds the galaxy together. An admirable profession."
    Jshock-GM: (( same diff ))
    Lowurra: <!—input(“.|”+dbArgs+"|args|LABEL|SPAN=TRUE")—> makes a check!
            
    Successes:  1  /  No Advantage or Threat
    Jshock-GM: (( OK. Lowurra, you think she’s telling sort of a white lie there ))
    Lowurra: Rrrrrrr? (Negotiations?)
    • Lowurra raises an eyebrow? Half of the face?


    Vale: (( Wookie smarter than meeee :P
    ))






    Maru Jakkaar: "Yes… negotiations."
    Vale: (( Wookie Picaso ))
    Lowurra: Mmmrrraaaaar thrruuuu (and are negotiations going well?)
    Maru Jakkaar:
    • Maru Jakkaar half smiles
    Maru Jakkaar: "Quite well."
    Jshock-GM: (( Lowurra, you’re right next to her… make a Perception, 2p ))
    Lowurra: <!—input(“.|”+dbArgs+"|args|LABEL|SPAN=TRUE")—> makes a check!
            
    Successes:  3  /  Threat: 1
    Jshock-GM: (( she’s holding a drink in her hand, sipping it occasionally; your eyes naturally fall on a ring she’s wearing, with a curious symbol; a sun, set in onyx ))
    Maru Jakkaar:
    • Maru Jakkaar notices you looking at her hand,
      and smiles pleasantly.
    Maru Jakkaar: "A nice little trinket, isn’t it?"
    Lowurra: (( does that have any significance to me? ))
    Jshock-GM: (( uh, yes. It’s quite well known. ))
    Jshock-GM: (( she’s organized crime ))
    Lowurra: (( ahh – see I never was one for the expanded universe to a great degree ))
    Jaana Raeth: (( The Black Sun will Rise! ))
    Jaana Raeth: (( I only know it from SWTOR :D ))
    Lowurra: (( would we have seen it at Teemo’s? ))
    Vale: (( haha neat ))
    Jshock-GM: (( probably not, but you have underworld connections, so it’s meaningful to you ))
    Lowurra: Paaar thruuu (Indeed, quite exquisite craftsmanship)
    Jshock-GM: (( different circles and all that ))
    Maru Jakkaar: "Quite."
    Meanwhile…
    Jshock-GM: (( taliq? ))
    Taliq: (( Yeeeesss? ))
    Jshock-GM: (( you were asking the gand for a drink, I believe ))
    Taliq: (( Right… ))
    Jshock-GM: (( alright ))
    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
    own? ))



    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
    Mathus: (( Vale hasn’t told us Anatta’s probably working for Teemo, right? ))
    • Taliq nods to the bar again


    Jshock-GM: (( I can’t remember; it’s up to
    Vale ))



    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 probably. ))

  • Mathus glances over at Taliq talking to
    Vrixxtt, frowns.



  • 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:
    • Vrixxtt stands up, stairs at Taliq momentarily
    Jshock-GM: (( stares… gah… ))
    Taliq: (( lol ))
    • Taliq tries to look un-intimidating


    Taliq: (( unthreatening? ))


    Taliq: (( that’s the word I was really after :P
    ))






    Vrixxtt:
    • Vrixxtt lets out a burst of clicks and
      whistles, then walks out through the front door.
    Mathus: (( Denied… ))
    Taliq: (( Oooh should I follow him? ))
    Jshock-GM: (( you could try. ))
    Mathus: (( Yes! Split the party to follow the person you can’t understand! ))
    Taliq: (( GREAT IDEA!!! ))
    • Taliq follows Vrixxtt out of the front door
      and calls after him






    Taliq: "Come on… just one drink!"
    Vrixxtt only leaves your line of sight for a few seconds. When you pass through the door into the hallway, he’s gone.
    • Taliq sighs


    Mathus: (( The GM disapproves of your
    persistance! ))



    Taliq: (( Shut down! ))





    Taliq: "Gands! Am I right?!"
    • Taliq exclaims, for the benefit of anyone
      watching


  • Mathus glances over at Taliq, confused.


  • 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
    conversation.



    meanwhile…

  • Mathus sighs, then glances over at the guy
    next to him.



  • Mathus: (( Crap, it’s a guy, right? I can’t
    tell! ))



    Jshock-GM: (( He’s a guy, from what you can
    tell. He’s hovering less than a foot from you when you turn around. ))


  • Mathus blinks at the newcomer.





  • Mathus: "…Hello."
    Anatta: "Heyyy, yu seema to ask a lotta questions, you guys, eh?"
    Anatta: ’I gotta lotta answers, eef yu gotta de credits."
    Taliq: (( that’s right, he’s an info broker ))
    • 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.





    Mathus: "…Huh?"
    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?"
    Jshock-GM: (( gah, wrong button! ))
    Taliq: (( ROFL ))
    Vale: (( XD ))
    Lowurra: (( oh my god they’re some kind of telepathic hive mind! Run! ))
    Mathus: (( Do I know the name Anatalla? ))
    Jshock-GM: (( Streetwise, please – 1p, since he’s apparently from your home planet ))
    Taliq: (( Hahahaha, apparently :P ))
    Mathus: <!—input(“.|”+dbArgs+"|args|LABEL|SPAN=TRUE")—> makes a Streetwise check!
          
    Successes:  None  /  Advantage: 1
    Mathus: (( Hmm, can I notice a single important point for that advantage? ))
    Jshock-GM: (( you know the other Hutt on tatooine has some sort of Toydarian he buys a lot of info from, but you don’t know if this guy is him ))
    • Mathus visibly startles a bit as Anatta says
      his name.






    Anatta: "Ayy, you shoulda get that bleenking problem looked at…"
    Mathus: "Yes, yes I should…"
    Taliq: (( How many Toydarian information brokers can there be? :P ))
    • 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
      stage.






    Taliq: "Her name is Maya, she’s from Ryloth, and her sister is a carpenter
    Taliq: (( lol that was OOC :P ))
    Anatta: ’Eh… not that eets worth anything… Her namea is Lula. Hada problem whitha de spice a while back, but shea over eet."
    Taliq: (( But would Mathus know any different? :3 ))
    Mathus: (( Taliq… surprisingly well-versed. ))
    Mathus: (( In twi’lek entertainments. ))
    Anatta: "Go on, talk to her then. Iya wait."
    Mathus: (( Is she still singing? ))
    Exotic Twilek:
    • 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:
    • Exotic Twilek is practically spilling out of
      her dress
    Mathus: "Ah, just a big fan of yours, Lula."
    Exotic Twilek: "Glad of it! You want an autograph or something?"
    Mathus: (( Hmmm… ))
    Mathus: <!—input(“.|”+dbArgs+"|args|LABEL|SPAN=TRUE")—> makes a Discipline check!
            
    Successes:  None  /  Advantage: 1
    • Mathus ’s eyes keep drifting down towards
      the dress spillage, then snapping back up to her face.






    Mathus: "Oh, uh, yes please."
    Exotic Twilek:
    • 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!
    Mathus: (( wonders if Taliq notices ))
    Exotic Twilek: "Here you go, big guy!"
    • Mathus raises an eyebrow, then accepts the
      autograph with a nod and a smile.






    Mathus: "Thank you."
    to my biggest fan! Lula
    • Mathus pockets it.


    Jshock-GM: (( tour dates are on the back ))





    Anatta:
    • 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.






    Mathus: "My main interest here is technicians. Is anyone here one?"
    Anatta:
    • 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: "Seriously?"
    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:
    • Anatta floats by Mathus mid sentence
    • Mathus sighs as he watches Anatta fly by.


    Mathus: (( …Heh. ))





    Anatta: ’Hey. You, wit the lekku."
    Mathus: (( …Wait, where’s the Duke? The Duke’s gone! ))
    Jshock-GM: (( the duke is elsewhere. ))
    Mathus: (( He’s gonna end up dead, isn’t he? ))
    • Taliq spins around

  • Mathus wanders over to Lowurra & Vale.





  • 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:
    • Anatta flicks a thumb over his shoulder at
      Mathus
    Taliq: "He’s from a remote and unimportant planet…"
    • Taliq narrows her eyes at the toydarian





    Anatta: "Remote, yeah, Uneemportant…"
    Taliq: (( XD ))
    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."
    Taliq: (( OMG I’m botching this XD ))
    Anatta: ’Ahhh, that a wise statement! I likea yu already!"
    Vale: (( totes a Morgan Freeman line ))
    Anatta: ’Come! Letsa getta dreenk, we talka beezness…"
    Taliq: "So long as my lekku aren’t involved, you’re on!"
    Taliq: (( I’m a great negotiator! ))
    Anatta:
    • Anatta raises his hands, twiddles his fingers
    Anatta:
    • Anatta flies over to the bar
    Taliq: (( We get down to some beez knees http://blog.mlive.com/kalamabrew/2008/01/medium_BEES.jpg ))
    Anatta: "So, you musta wanna know sometheeng, letsa maka deal…"
    Taliq: (( Is it even feasible to bribe this guy to not report us to Teemo? ))
    Taliq: (( Or am I chasing waterfalls? ))
    Jshock-GM: (( hmm, make a Streetwise check, 1p ))
    Taliq: (( And I should stick to the rivers and streams that I’m use to ))
    Jshock-GM: (( I remember when that came out ))
    Taliq: <!—input(“.|”+dbArgs+"|args|LABEL|SPAN=TRUE")—> makes a Toydarian trustworthiness check!
            
    Successes:  1  /  No Advantage or Threat

    Light Side : 0 / Dark Side: 1
    Jshock-GM: (( I wore an onion on my belt as was the style of the time… ))
    Taliq: (( That wasn’t horrible ))
    • Mathus glances at Lowurra & Vale.





    Mathus: "…So, you two having any luck here?"
    Taliq: (( HAHAHAHA ))
    Taliq: (( It was a few years ago, yes :P ))
    Vale: "Luck? We’re just having a pleasant chat to our new friend here."
    Jshock-GM: (( OK, you know a bit; he’s aninformation broker; it’s a business built on trust. Reporting you really isn’t in his best intrest, but he might sell that information to Teemo if Teemo asked. ))
    Jshock-GM: (( understand? ))
    Taliq: (( I’m with you… But you can’t buy his silence on sighting us? ))
    Mathus: "Hmm?"
    • 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
    know ))



    Taliq: (( Intel on teemo, of course! ))





    Anatta:
    • Anatta has pulled out a datapad, thumbs
      through it idly
    Jshock-GM: (( he’s waiting for youi ))
    Taliq: (( Sorry, I’m trying to use words ))
    Taliq: (( :P ))
    Jshock-GM: (( cool ))
    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:
    • 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
      Hutt…



    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?"
    Jshock-GM: (( Taliq, you can take back that question; you were one of his hunters. You already know a fair amount about his palace and security. ))
    Taliq: (( ….. ))
    Taliq: (( You make a good point :P ))
    Taliq: (( Um…. I’m open to suggestions, my brain is flatlining :P ))
    Jshock-GM: (( kibitz, other players ))
    Taliq: (( You can cut to someone else for a minute if you like ))
    Jshock-GM: (( OK ))
    Jaana Raeth: (( what’s he got against a poor explorer who wasn’t listened too? :P j/k ))
    Lowurra: (( well – we can find out if there’s something in particular he’s after ))
    Mathus: (( I was just a mechanic! I just wanted to quit! ))
    Lowurra: (( and go and steal it ))
    Taliq: (( You’re thinking of paying him off? Getting back in his favor? i’m not sure if that’s an option… ))
    Meanwhile; as Taliq negotiates with the Toydarian, you see Mu Nanb walking down the hall…
    Taliq: (( OH! I could ask if he has any other enemies I guess… That we could plot with mwahaha ))
    Vale: Waaaatching Mu Namb
    Mu Nanb:
    • Mu Nanb subtly nods at Vale as he walks by
    Vale: Namb
    Vale: NANB
    Vale: CHRIST
    Mu Nanb: (…yes?)
    Mathus: (( Jesus was a Jedi. ))
    Jshock-GM: (( we know. ))
    Vale: (( Lol sorry shoulda put that in ooc ))
    Vale: (( wasn’t calling him over…but you know what, I shall :P ))
    Vale: "How did your meeting go, friend?"
    Mu Nanb: (Quite well. He put in a large order of… stem bolts.)
    Vale: (( Shit, sorry lost the plot. Didn’t see hte subtle nod. Botching this! ))
    Vale: "Excellent. Well here’s my contact info, call me anytime."
    Mathus: "So, uh-"
    • 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.)
    Foxtrot says to the GMs: Not necessarily caring about his Rebel affiliatios, jsut Vale feels it’d be handy to know someone that is good at staying behind low to ground etc
    • Mathus raises an eyebrow at that.


    Jshock-GM: (( yep, you’re on his rolodex ))





    Vale: "Good good."
    Taliq: (( XD ))
    Taliq: (( Little black book ))
    • 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."
    Taliq: (( No rest for the rebellious! ))
    Mu Nanb:
    • Mu Nanb bows a bit, then leaves
    Mathus: "Another friend of yours?"
    • Mathus glances at Lowurra.





    Lowurra: Nnnnuuf (Yes)
    Duke Piddock:
    • Duke Piddock walks down the hall
    • Lowurra introduces maru

  • Mathus notices the Duke’s arrival.





  • Duke Piddock: (Maru, making new friends, are we?)
    Duke Piddock: (That is so unlike you.)
    • Vale stands and bows.





    Jaana Raeth: * adjusts her hair *
    Mathus: (( Huddle everyone! The captain’s arrived! ))
    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?)
    Mathus: (( Taliq, Jaana, you hopping in? ))
    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
    something? ))






    Duke Piddock: (Interesting you mention grease. Would you like to see some things of a more… technical nature?)
    Taliq: (( Generally I hinder more than I help when it comes to talky stuff XD ))
    • Mathus ’s eyes light up at that.





    Mathus: "…What’ve you got?"
    Mathus: (( Yeah, we’re here to purchase arms for the twi’lek rebels. Think we have a few thousand credits to work with. ))
    Duke Piddock: (Mmm, I could show you a great many things. We make many things of a …technical nature in Gogum hive.)
    Vale: (( but we’re also Ota’s envoys ))
    Mathus: (( Mhm. ))
    • 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.)
    Taliq: (( Everybody helps everybody, happy ending! XD ))
    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
      approaches






    Jaana Raeth: "Can we discuss this somewhere what we don’t have to talk in vague circles?"
    Jshock-GM: (( you get a better look at the arena behing the plexisteel walls. Numerous craters and scorch marks adorn the floor. ))
    • 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."
    Vale: (( I’m such a sycophant :P ))
    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
    are? ))



    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). ))






    Mathus: <!—input(“.|”+dbArgs+"|args|LABEL|SPAN=TRUE")—> makes a Mechanics check!
              
    Successes:  2  /  Advantage: 3
    Triumph: 1
    Mathus: (( Whoa. ))
    Taliq: (( Yeah, that’s a roll you really want a triumph on XD ))
    Jshock-GM: (( your minds eye disassembles these weapons as you see them; you somehow know them perfectly. ))
    Mathus: (( No, no, we could use that… hmmm, can I use the Triumph to figure out some way to improve upon it? ))
    Mathus: (( Mentioning that to Piddock might earn us favor with him. ))
    Jshock-GM: (( what did you have in mind? ))
    Jshock-GM: (( Oh, I see ))
    Taliq: (( You want to compliment him on his weapons then, not say "Pretty good, but they could be better" :P ))
    Taliq: (( jk, good idea ))
    Mathus: (( Perhaps I see an expensive attachment on it that a cheaper alternative would work better? ))
    Jshock-GM: (( yeah, I can see that. Call it a boost later ))
    Mathus: (( Or some other way to squeeze the same performance at a cheaper cost or better maintenance? ))
    Taliq: (( Nice ))
    • 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: (( GET IT! GIVE IT A SHOT :P ))
    • 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?"
    he gives you directions to the arena; the weapons are all racked up
    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."
    Mathus: "20% less."
    • Taliq grabs a carbine and squeezes off a few
      shots






    Duke Piddock:
    • Duke Piddock looks impressed
    • Taliq grins eagerly at Geonosian guard 71





    Mathus: "Of course, that’s assuming your mechanics are skilled enough not to accidently get the adhesive on the circuits. That would just shortcircuit the whole thing."
    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
      closely.






    Taliq: <!—input(“.|”+dbArgs+"|args|LABEL|SPAN=TRUE")—> makes a Gratuitous test shooting check!
              
    Successes:  4  /  Advantage: 1
    Triumph: 1
    Taliq: (( BWAHAHAHA ))
    Mathus: (( Sweet. ))
    the guns all handle quite well
    • Mathus pauses a moment to watch Taliq fire.

  • Taliq doesn’t hide that she’s impressed





  • 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…"
    Vale: (( I’d like to be watching the Duke while this is going on. Getting a sense of behavioural patterns, tells, mood, intelligence, just yeah assessing his character. ))
    • 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 :)
    ))


  • Lowurra also surveys the Duke during the
    negotiations



  • 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 ))

  • Jaana Raeth is present.. the silent
    partner…



  • 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: (( BLAM BLAM BLAM ))
    Jshock-GM: (( sure – doesn’t look like Lowurra is really adding much, so we’ll call it Vale’s skill +3b total vs 2p1r – his buglike face is like a mask! ))
    • Taliq is quite happy to continue testing the
      merchandise






    Lowurra: rrrraaawr (But are they effective in all climate?
    Lowurra: Thoooooo sahheeeeee (I’d hate to purchase weaponry that jams in certain climes)
    Vale: (( lol no light side ))
    Duke Piddock: (Stress testing for water is hard out here.. but Gogun hive is confident in our work.)
    Vale: (( jsut letting Low do stuff before I make the roll :) ))
    Jshock-GM: (( right ))
    Lowurra: Grrrarrrrr (Traceability?)
    Jshock-GM: (( 3k creds from la revolucion ))
    Lowurra: (( so what’s our BATNA and WATNA ))
    Vale: (( swoit ))
    Lowurra: (( Best/Worst Alternative To Negotiated Agreement ))
    Duke Piddock: (we cannot make our arms untraceable; that is illegal. But they do have a 5% lower profile against scanning equipment.)
    Vale: (( oooooh good question ))
    Jshock-GM: (( I didn’t quite catch that bit of banter, sit ))
    Lowurra: Rrrarrrrr (Interesting)
    Taliq: (( I’ve never heard of BATNA and WATNA, that’s awesome XD ))
    Jshock-GM: (( nor have I ))
    Lowurra: (( it’s negotiating lingo ))
    Vale: (( You’re a wizard! ))
    Jshock-GM: (( what’s it man, though? ))
    Jshock-GM: (( mean ))
    Lowurra: (( when you’re approaching a negotiation ))
    Lowurra: (( you have to ask yourself two quesitons, if the negotiations fall through and fall apart, what’s going to happen ))
    Lowurra: (( what’s your best possibly course of action should negotiations fail ))
    Lowurra: (( and what’s the worst thing that happens ))
    Jshock-GM: (( Ah, OK ))
    Lowurra: (( to gauge how desperately you need to get to an agreement ))
    Vale: (( Neato ))
    Lowurra: (( and how desperate your opposition is ))
    Lowurra: Krrrrarrr? (So what’s the general cost of procurement for these supplies?0
    Vale: (( Also, jsut so everyone’s clear. Vale is more a charmer and liar than an actual negotiator…soooo :P ))
    Jshock-GM: (( that said… rolly dicey time ))
    Vale: <!—input(“.|”+dbArgs+"|args|LABEL|SPAN=TRUE")—> makes a Let’s hope I’m not a sucky mcsuck check!
                      
    Successes:  5  /  No Advantage or Threat
    Taliq: (( BOOM ))
    Jshock-GM: (( OK. ))
    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
      thumbs up






    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?)
    Vale: (( is that per unit, or per crate? ))
    Lowurra: Thrrraaaaar (Do you offer bulk discounts?)
    Taliq: (( So we can arm 3 rebels? XD ))
    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:
    • Duke Piddock raises an eyebrow
    • Vale looks at Drekkan, since he seems to be
      handling it better






    Duke Piddock:
    • Duke Piddock (…And do your friends havve
      some place we can send the weapons to?)
    Vale: (( DOH ))
    Vale: (( Lowurra… ))
    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:
    • Duke Piddock frowns at the mention of Imperials
    Vale: (( I’m picturing Lowurra with a monocle now ))
    Taliq: (( YES XD ))
    Vale: (( AWW SHIZYES ))
    • 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:
    • 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:
    • 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: (( Kubatz? What’s that mean? ))
    Jshock-GM: (( talking to, ratrher ))
    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:
    • 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.





    Mathus: "Our friends would appreciate it if he no longer worked for him, and I would personally love to imagine a Hutt screaming in rage as a result."
    Lowurra: (( now now – don’t seem TOO enthusiastic, better to make him think we’re doing him (Piddock) a favour ))
    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





    Taliq: "Droids…"
    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?"
    Taliq: (( HAHAHA plenty more where he came from! XD ))
    Duke Piddock: (Why would I?)
    Jaana Raeth: "Maybe he wants to tale down a bigger Hutt?"
    on that note… fade to black
    Taliq: "Maybe… Or some other powerful enemy…"
    Taliq: (( Yeah, probably a good idea ))
    Vale: Awesome ggggggggggggggggggggggggggg
    Xie: ROLL CREDITS
    Xie: yeah I should pass out
    Xie: gg wp _
    Jshock-GM: (( same ))
    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
    Mathus: Very.
    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.
    Tygaran is disconnected.
    Vale: You should rank up in that shiz :P

    Long Arm of the Hutt - Session 9

    Tales from the Outer Rim Jshock Xie