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SWRPF Archive The Voyage of the Hammer - A Smuggler RPG (3 years Before Battle of Yavin)

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  1. Spatz Jedi Knight

    Member Since:
    Oct 10, 2008
    star 3
    IC ~ TC-1140
    Nar Shaddaa
    Rambler Saloon


    TC smirked under his helm and replied to his quarry,

    "Sure, I take you to your associate, I'd just appreciate it if your blaster wasn't targeted at my head..." TC knew that this Rodian was probably going to try to fry him at the oppurtune moment, and was on his gaurd, therefore keeping up his infrared HUD, displaying the blaster in Goovo's nervously shuddering hand.

    "Do you mind handing the weapon to me before you get hurt, I'd rather not anger a Hutt myself. And hurry it up already, people are starting to stare, and I've got my gun trained on your shoulder..." TC's peripheral was working overtime, and he was feeling overly concious of those staring at the situation, some in drunken humor, others in the shock of awe.

    Tag ~ Goovo
  2. Mango_Salsa Jedi Youngling

    Member Since:
    Mar 15, 2006
    star 1
    IC: Cockpit of the Hammer
    Sin grimaced. "I'm with you, captain. You know that. But if you choose spice this'll be my last job. I'm gone. No spice, no slaves. That's my belief, and I won't change it for anyone."

    She saw the hurt and concerned look on Kagen's face. "There's always options. Always. Just because we haven't seen the solution yet doesn't mean it isn't out there. We've dodged bounty hunters, pirates, Hutts, the scum of the galaxy on this tub. And we've always come out on top. We're the Hammer, sir!" She gave him a small smile. "And that makes everybody else nothing but a big damn nail."

    Finished, the Twi'lek settled back as Nar Shaddaa control piped their landing orders.

    TAG: Captain and the crew

  3. lukemadden77 Jedi Youngling

    Member Since:
    Sep 14, 2009
    Captain Kagen
    Hammer cockpit


    Sin'Teksa post:Sin grimaced. "I'm with you, captain. You know that. But if you choose spice this'll be my last job. I'm gone. No spice, no slaves. That's my belief, and I won't change it for anyone."

    IC: Kagen bit his bottom lip, his eyes wide in fear and humility. A deep chill ran down his spine, reverberating through his body as he knew that losing Sin would lose the follower-ship of his crew, and beyond that... his closest friend.

    They'd been through so much and what amount of cash or trouble was worth losing her trust and companionship? How had he gotten so callous so petty so quickly?,

    he pondered.

    Looking up into her eyes he said,

    "I understand Sin'teksa".


    Sin'Teksa post: She saw the hurt and concerned look on Kagen's face. "There's always options. Always. Just because we haven't seen the solution yet doesn't mean it isn't out there. We've dodged bounty hunters, pirates, Hutts, the scum of the galaxy on this tub. And we've always come out on top. We're the Hammer, sir!" She gave him a small smile. "And that makes everybody else nothing but a big damn nail."

    Finished, the Twi'lek settled back as Nar Shaddaa control piped their landing orders.

    IC: With every word Sin spoke Kagen felt more and more reassured, his face and eyes filling with hope. The words echoed in his mind,

    *always options...always...we've always come out on top...we're the Hammer...everybody else is just a big nail*.

    Looking up to Sin'teksa inspired, with renewed vigor Kagen smiled and thought,

    *maybe she's right. Who knows what business looms on Nar Shaddaa? Just because my intention was to tap into the plush spice trade, did not mean that I had to. I just hope for the sake of the crew and my own neck that she's right; that there is another viable option. 'Cause there will sure be hell to pay if Nar Shaddaa has no legal and moral contract options*.

    He looked to her and imagined the empty co-pilot seat and continued in thought,

    *But I'd rather face hell than lose her from my side*

    He reached for her hand to squeeze it affectionately and said,

    "Thanks for believing in me and giving me hope. One way or another we'll find a decent contract that in no way involves spicerunning. You have my word as your Captain, but mostly as your friend. Some other solution will present itself so we can pay off our debtor".

    He smiled, then released her hand and looked out the cockpit towards the ever-approaching ominous Nar Shaddaa.

    His expression drew blank as he dwelled, *I hope*, still nervous about his final decision.


    TAG: Sin'Teksa and Gamemaster
  4. mmart23 Jedi Knight

    Member Since:
    Sep 3, 2009
    star 1
    GM Post
    Goovo the Rodian Gambler
    IC


    Goovo glanced around, noticing that a gathering of eyes had fallen upon him and this hunter. He lifted his hand nervously to the onlookers, ashamed and embarrassed that he'd drawn a crowd from his indiscretions.

    *Should've walked away from that table Goovo. You fool! You were up 15,000. Why did you take that Hutt's bait. Surely Hellva was hustling you. So stupid. So verrrrrry stupid*.

    A stunning blue-skinned Twi'Lek with yellow eyes, dressed in a yellow-hued attire, considered revealing to onlookers, yet standard for her kind walked up to the table her eyes bouncing between Goovo and TC. Her eyes wide, she smiled and said,

    "Here's number two, Goovo. I made it to-go, with a little extra punch. It's on the house."

    She gave the Rodian a look of sympathy and gently touched his shoulder, sad that she may never see him again. Apparently he made an impression on her.

    Goovo smiled to her and uttered in his native tongue, "Thanks Keyla..." OOC: pronounced Key-La

    IC:
    Goovo looked up at TC and gulped. He knew his life was over if he tried to open fire on the bounty hunter. As anxious as he was his shot would certainly drift from his target, with the hunter instead hitting him square, ending Goovo's sufferable existence. Looking to TC he said in Rodian,

    "Okay! Okay! Don't fire. I'm going to slowly lift up my hand and put my blaster on the table".

    In slow steps Goovo did just that, sliding it over to TC, not ready to die just yet. He looked up to TC with pleading eyes, as if begging him not to turn him in.

    Tag TC
  5. mmart23 Jedi Knight

    Member Since:
    Sep 3, 2009
    star 1
    OOC: Just an fyi that the GM post for The Hammer breaking through the atmosphere of Nar Shaddaa, it's approach to and through the space lanes, and its prepared landing in the docking bay will all be posted Saturday morning at 11:59 am pst. At that point all pending tags should be closed out. Thanks!

    Also, thanks for the compliments Genoochy. I am glad I was able to encourage you. I plan to include Kadran and R2's reply to Mira in the next main GM post.

    FYI - To clarify any confusion, the Captain has 2 debtors. One is the Quarren crimeboss in the minos cluster, specific planet base of ops pending, who he bought his ship the Hammer from who he currently owes 1800 credits plus penalties up to an additional 1200 minimum, 3000 total. The other is a Huttese crimeboss on Travnin in the Minos Cluster who he purchased new turbolasers from on loan in three equal monthly payments of 1333 credits. He has 2 more payments left. This ties all loops perhaps unclear, as LukeMadden77 posted debt with Hutt on Travnin when intro claims debtor is Quarren crimeboss. Two debtors for two different loans made more sense than choosing one or the other.

    Please kindly feel free to pm me any questions, comments or requests. Thanks! Enjoy the ride!

    Kind regards,
    Matt M
  6. mmart23 Jedi Knight

    Member Since:
    Sep 3, 2009
    star 1
    OOC: Sorry for the delay. I was much busier on Saturday than expected.

    GM Post
    Aboard The Hammer
    Descending to Nar Shaddaa


    Knowing that Mira found much solace in her music, Kadran looked down and patted his droid who chirped for a moment. Kadran looked to her, paused, then moved on, wanting to initiate more conversation, to even tell her that he liked the tune, still not wanting to interrupt. He was very introverted, overly shy and somewhat socially ackward in that vein. His R2 unit hummed lowly looking for a moment to Mira before moving on...

    Nar Shaddaa... The Smuggler's Moon...

    The Hammer, now under the tug of the megasphere's gravitational pull, increased its damper shields and eased off its main thrusters. Now in auxiliary mode, the determined vessel descended toward the outer atmosphere of its destination. Breaking through, a high pressure rush of air poundeds against the hull for the command crew to feel and hear, as well as against the cockpit windshield, a whirring sound projected to Captain Kagen and Sin'Teksa. A sea of snowy clouds flooded the view as if fluttering sheets of fine white linen. It was the cruelest of invites, as the world below was a great divide from this tranquil vision.

    Within seconds, the clouds dissipated, and below The Hammer were vast spires made from ancient metals, some solid gray in hue, others brownish and rustic, shedding tiny lights, all still not in full view. The skyline was lit up in an amazing array of pink and orange as dusk was approaching. The smoke of industry left a brownish, gray hue above and between the spires and as the Hammer pushed through and below it, Nar Shaddaa's intricate and vast tower cities came into view. It became evident rather quickly which lane served as the Central Access Lane, as a flow of traffic wide enough for five lanes of traffic in both directions each, came into view. Comprised of several sky taxis, half a dozen large materials transports, and some independent traders, the Central Lane leading to secondary lane G23 appeared to have light traffic as advertised.

    The Hammer hovered for a few seconds until a gap became available. Then in an instant the transport angled, accelerated its booster engines and merged unto the Central Access Lane. From the right and the left several massive tower cities were in view on either side, leaving to the imagination the potential billions of sentients which vacated them. One item of note was the vast number of yellow air vessels with the insignia of Vorga the Hutt. It appeared that the Hutt not only had a high claim on the spice industry but that he potential ran security, if not the world itself.

    Quickly, Quadrant A23 came into view and The Hammer angled right and dropped downward towards secondary lane G13. Operator 65473 was right, seven minutes exactly. The lane was stalled, apparently as this was a heavily accessed manufacturing route leading to the infamous Nar Shaddaa spice manufacturing facilities, the planet?s primary junkyard, and Jala Tech, a weapon and artillery manufacturing plant. It was clear based on the request for landing sites, based on The Hammer?s intent for a meeting with Vorga the Hutt, that he preferred to be as close to the spice plants as possible, making for fast pickup and distribution.

    The traffic could not move any slower as the bulk transports would slowly drift and park some to the right, others to the left, some stalling and reversing as they turned into their massive landing docks. To compile matter, others would ease into the lane creating mass congestion. After fifty minutes of this slow movement, The Hammer finally made its way to the landing terminals, proceeding past zero-four-seven, zero-four-six, zero-four-five, zero-four-four, zero-four-three, zero-four two, and zero-four-one, easing into Docking Bay 1 of the massive terminal. As it approached and readied to land, it could be seen through the cockpit that that bay was fairly vast in size, five other transports within it.
  7. Spatz Jedi Knight

    Member Since:
    Oct 10, 2008
    star 3
    IC ~ TC

    TC groaned to himself, he hated it when pittying groups were present at capture, and made a quick action, obtaining the blaster with barely any notice. He then holstered his, and holding the DL-44 in his off hand, if he had one, grabbed the Rodian who seemed less then a scentence from an outbreak of tears, something he hated more, and pulled him through the crowd and out of the bar.

    TC had no respect for the Hutts, but in cases like these, where money was needed to keep him sustained he had to capture people like this, even though the Hutt had set the Rodian up. The many transport systems took the two to the Hutt's dwelling, Goovo was now in cuffs to prevent any stupid attemts of escape. TC stood outside of the entrance awaiting the doorman.

    Tag ~ mmart
  8. mmart23 Jedi Knight

    Member Since:
    Sep 3, 2009
    star 1
    GM Post
    Goovo the Rodian

    Goovo stepped into the hunter?s transport confused. He thought the hunter was going to keep his word and take him to his associate. He shrugged and lowered his head accepting the change in plans. Once fastened in, he took large gulps of the drink Keyla had given him eager to get buzzed from the liquor so that it would dull out whatever was soon to come. He looked to his right as the transport scuttled off to Hellva?s.

    Upon landing, Goovo looked to the hunter with disdain, annoyed that his captor did not keep his word and take him to his associate prior to delivering him to the Hutt?s abode. He said in an angry tone,

    ?Couldn?t you have taken me to my associate so that I could get the money first? Now you and I will both be in trouble. Me, because I was late for payment, and you, well, surely he?ll be mad at you for not taking me to my associate to get the cash to pay him?.

    Suddenly, the blast door opened revealing a tall Verpine wearing a red uniform with Hellva's isignia on it. It has a heavy blaster rifle in its hand. Next to it, was a retrofitted Trade Federation droid who said in a choppy computerized voice,

    "Welcome back TC-1400. Ah, you have Goovo, the two-bit Rodian gambler scum. Hellva will be most pleased".

    Tag TC
  9. Spatz Jedi Knight

    Member Since:
    Oct 10, 2008
    star 3
    IC ~ TC

    TC groaned internally at his lack of memory, and watched as the door opened, revealing the Verpine gaurd and the droid. Everytime TC saw the droid he had to restrain himself from frying it due to many pained years of fighting it's type.

    "It's 1140..." TC remarked angrily, though he knew what he'd say to Hellva to keep him and possibly Goovo from the chopping board, all he needed was the Hutt to be in a good mood.

    Simple, just tell Hellva that now that he has Goovo, he can send a fair escort of his men with Goovo to his associate, if Hellva wishes it... Now all TC had to do until he came face to face with the Hutt was keep his cool, and not try to fry the obviously glitchy droid.

    Tag ~ mmart
  10. lukemadden77 Jedi Youngling

    Member Since:
    Sep 14, 2009
    Captain Kagen
    Hammer Cockpit


    IC:
    Captain Kagen's brows furrowed, his eyes wide open as he gulped lightly at the abundant sight of yellow air vessels with the insignia of Vorga the Hutt. He knew from verbal accounts that the Hutt ran the world's spice smuggling ring, but did not realize that the Hutt was pretty much THE crime magnate of Nar Shaddaa. With fluid skill he navigated the craft through the lane, passing slower skycraft appropriately, cautious to not cut anyone off or draw attention.

    With swift time, he was at Quadrant 23 made the manuever to secondary lane G13, and noted it was stalled. He uttered under his breath,

    "Great...traffic!", annoyed that there would be so much congestion in their route. He sighed and pressed on, engaging in small talk with Sin for the fifty minutes to follow, taking turns with her piloting , so they could take necessary stretch and latrine breaks. This went on until they reached the docking bay, Kagen pointing out the sights to the right and the left of him as they cruised.

    Kagen's spirit lightened as he let out a refreshed sigh as they had approached the zero-four terminals. With a half smile, his eyes determined he said, "Once we land and fill out the docking docs, let's head over to the closest saloon and try to pick up a legitimate contract; provided this Hutt hive offers any".

    Kagen then tapped at his comlink to Mira, Deuce and Kadran to convey the same message so that everyone was in sync with the plan.

    Shortly after this, noting their arrival to terminal zero-four-zero, Kagen shifted out of the secondary lane and began to proceed into Docking Bay 1 of the massive terminal. Rolling his eyes at the plethora of Hutt affiliated personnel, hoping to be in more neutral company, under his breath, Kagen uttered, "This should be fun", as he followed the directions of the Duro, proceeding to the mark, hovering for a few seconds above it before bringing down the landing legs of the transport and bringing it down to park. With a low "woom" the craft touched down.

    Captain Kagen said over the intercom, "All crew grab whatever gear you need and head to the passenger bay", as he proceeded to shut down all the systems of the craft, save for the security system, which prevented outsiders to tamper with his vessel.

    He looked to Sin and said, "Lower the bay door Sin. Let's go", putting on his holster, his DL44 ready for whatever befalls them.

    TAG Sin'teksa and the Hammer crew
  11. GenOochy Jedi Master

    Member Since:
    Jan 8, 2003
    star 5
    IC: Mira Lovespirals
    Onboard The Hammer; Comms Console
    Planet Nar Shaddaa

    Mira spent the next hour fairly busy; communicating with the tower and other traffic, taking extensive notes of the particularities of Hutt Space transit and traffic, as well as a browse of the Holonet, curious to see if there were any clubs in the district that regularly played Dusk music.

    The freighter set down it the terminal, and the Captain began to power down the systems.

    "All crew grab whatever gear you need and head to the passenger bay," Captain Kagen said over the comm, and Mira headed for her rack. She put on her heavy, nerf-leather blazer and sliding her pistol into her tote. Tucking a rapid loader for the pistol into one of the pockets, she put on her solar goggles and a decorative mini-hat, which she pinned into her hair, just for a bit of flair for the evening. The Wolatarian glanced in the mirror and grabbed her datapad, sliding it into the tote as well, then slung it around her torso. She made her way to the ramp and waited for the others.

    Having been in space, and quite worlds for so long, this would certainly be an adventure for the young Wolatarian. The only question was, what sort of danger was lurking on the galactic capital of crime.
    Tag: All on board the Hammer
  12. mmart23 Jedi Knight

    Member Since:
    Sep 3, 2009
    star 1
    GM Post
    Goovo, TF Droid, Verpine guardsman

    ?Ummm?oh yeah?TC-1140?that?s right. Sorry. Perhaps I need some memory work done. Uhhh, follow me?, the droid said in its wimpy defense, turning itself one-hundred eight degrees towards the corridor to Hellva?s inner sanctuary.

    The Verpine guard nodded, its glossy, vacant eyes seemingly either sympathetic to TC, as if understanding his frustrations, or out of respect to TC as a fellow warrior. Since it refused to speak it was impossible to tell. Nevertheless, it paused, waiting for TC and Goovo to enter reaching out its hand motioning for them to pass.

    Goovo looked ahead to the ominously dark lit corridor, faded dim orange lighting sparsely spread through its belly. He gulped and turned to TC and pleaded, ?TC, let?s go! We can head to my associate, get the money and come back. It?s what is best for the both of us?, knowing his words would likely fall on deaf ears as TC?s mind was more than likely made up.

    TAG TC
  13. Spatz Jedi Knight

    Member Since:
    Oct 10, 2008
    star 3
    IC ~ TC

    TC grinned under his helm, and in a hushed tone he responded,

    "I've got something figured out, just don't talk, alright?" TC continued on, until they entered the somewhat humid room of which the Hutt was in. While bowing slightly, he began

    "Good morning oh great Hellva, I have brought before you Goovo. Now, before you unleash your wrath on him, please allow him to be escorted by your men to his associate, who, he claims, has the necessary funds to repay you." TC was sure that he had made a fair enough introduction, and awaited the large sluglike being to respond.

    Tag ~ mmart
  14. mmart23 Jedi Knight

    Member Since:
    Sep 3, 2009
    star 1
    GM Post
    Hellva the Hutt's abode
    Goovo,Verpine guard,Hellva the Hutt


    Goovo looked to TC with wide eyes, nodded and gulped his heart racing, wondering if the hunter was going to let him go. He finished off his drink, holding onto the glass as he did not want to litter and add another infraction to his short list.

    As the droid marched ackwardly down the hallway, its feet clacking on the ground, the Verpine moved quite the contrary, eerily without even a whisper of sound.

    There were several sealed blast doors to the right and the left, with the sound of music and flashing lights coming from the far back room on the right. As TC and his entourage approach the final door on the right, they are greeted by two Weequay guardsman in red uniforms with Hellva's insignia. Noting the droid, Verpine and TC they allow the quartet to pass. Free for all to observe are over 20 lackeys (two Gran, three Quarren, four Rodians, a Devaronian, an Aqualish, three Twi'Lek males, 4 human male, 2 human female) in the room, each wearing the same red uniforms, eating, drinking, talking, gambling, and admiring the dancers. On his perch Hellva the Hutt is visible, his, eyes wide open as two lovely twi-lek's dance on a stage in a cage, one orange, one purple to techno-jazz music performed by a rented band, composed of a Bith on "horns", an Ortolan on "keyboards", a Quarren on "drums" with a female Bothan singer.

    The Hutt jigs to the music moving his arms up and down his hands side to side liking the smooth tunes. The Devaronian, wearing not only the red uniform, but as well a black cape, notices TC and makes his way to Hellva. Haunting a presence this Devaronian was as he had over twenty piercing on his face, some on his ears, some on his eyelids, lips, nose and cheeks; quite disturbing indeed. He whispered to Hellva and the Hutt's eyes grew wide as he turned his body to face TC and growled with venom in his voice. The dancers stopped suddenly as did the music. In fact everyone stopped what they were doing. "Ahhhhh...", the Hutt began.

    Before Hellva could speak, the Hunter said, "Good evening oh great Hellva, I have brought before you Goovo. Now, before you unleash your wrath on him, please allow him to be escorted by your men to his associate, who, he claims, has the necessary funds to repay you."

    The Hutt laughed at this offer and replied while pointing at TC in Huttese, "Ho, ho, ho ho. Ha ha ha ha. No Hunter! You take him to his associate and bring back my money. I'll give you double the bounty, 1000 for his capture, another 1000 for bringing back the moolah.". Hellva then returned his gaze to the dancers, and in an instant the band and dancers were back in their groove, his mind and senses back onto and into the music. He sloppily took a drink from his goblet, as a green skinned Twi'lek slave woman wiped his slobber with a massive towel, another blue skinned Twi'Lek slave fanning him down, both chained to his perch.

    Goovo looked to TC and said warily, "This is good. You get paid double and I get to live and go onto my life after I pay Hellva...wonderful". A server droid passed by them and Goovo smiled and placed the empty glass on it. The droid and the Verpine escort TC and Goovo out of Hellva's abode down the corridor, back out unto the streets of Nar Shaddaa in Quadrant 21A. Goovo looked at TC knowing who was in command here.

    TAG TC

  15. Mango_Salsa Jedi Youngling

    Member Since:
    Mar 15, 2006
    star 1
    Sin did as she was bade and lowered the bay door. The lights of Nar Shaddaa filled the street. The Twi'lek took one step forward...and froze.

    "There's a cantina," she said aloud. She sounded dazed, as if she were miles away, her body unmoving. In her head it played out like a grainy holovid, snatches of conversation, jump cuts of faces, the smells of smoke and sweat and fear and too much liquor. Her head turned this way and that as she sought to process everything she was witnessing. Her vision stretched out before her, elongating like a tunnel, blurred and bright and moving too fast, then slammed back into her with a force that she felt had to have knocked her off her feet.

    The lights of Nar Shaddaa filled the street.

    "Neon Twi'lek dancers," said Sin'teksa, half to herself and half to the captain. Her eyes held a thousand-yard stare. "Green and orange and purple. There's a man inside. A human, blue eyed, dressed in gray and black. A uniform. He's older. Dark hair going to gray. He needs a ride..." Sin blinked several times, looked down the street, first one way, then the other. She took several tentative steps forward, then looked over her shoulder at Kagen.

    "He needs a ride, captain."



    TAG: Kagen, Hammer crew
  16. mmart23 Jedi Knight

    Member Since:
    Sep 3, 2009
    star 1
    GM Post
    Kadran & "RC"

    R2C2, aptly nicknamed "RC" by The Hammer crew rolled over to the boarding ramp in swift fashion, offering a friendly greeting in his binary language to Mira in pleasant sounding beeps and blurps. His face plate twisted her direction his face lights glowing red and light blue as different sounds emitted. The little droid was restless, ready for action and observation. Its owner, associate and closest friend, Kadran the Bith techie, just behind him looked to Mira, then to his astromech, then handed a music chip to Mira and nervously yet pleasantly said, "Oh this is for you. It's some instrumental classical tunes composed during the great civil war on my homeworld. No words just music, highs, lows, mid-tempo eeriness, I thought you might like". He then began ro cup his hands, nervously rubbing them together and asked, "Have you ever been to Nar Shaddaa?", wanting to see if she had any advice to offer him as solace as being on Nar Shaddaa terrified him. He looked around for the Bothan bodyguard heavy noting the husky specimen was more than suited to keep him safe from harm. The entire crew for that matter.

    TAG Mira and Deuce

    OOC: The crew will be heading down the ramp in a post tomorrow night at 6pm PST. If any characters are not at the passenger bay ramp by that point they will be GM controlled to the ramp.
  17. lukemadden77 Jedi Youngling

    Member Since:
    Sep 14, 2009
    Captain Kagen
    IC:

    Kagen locked down the cockpit. He walked a few paces behind Sin'teksa, until she suddenly stopped, forcing him to make a last second maneuver to avoid running into her. He paused noticing that she appeared slightly out of sorts.

    Sin'Teksa post: "Neon Twi'lek dancers," said Sin'teksa, half to herself and half to the captain.

    "Huh? What did you say? Were you talking to me? Are you okay Sin?", he asked with a twisted brow, slightly confused, concerned...

    Sin'teksa post : "Green and orange and purple. There's a man inside. A human, blue eyed, dressed in gray and black. A uniform. He's older. Dark hair going to gray. He needs a ride..." Sin blinked several times. She took several tentative steps forward, then looked over her shoulder at Kagen. "He needs a ride, captain."

    "Who...who needs a ride? What are you talking about Sin?",

    Captain Kagen said as he walked down the passenger ramp unto the floor of the docking bay, gently waving hello, then motioning for Kadran, R2, and Mira to follow him as Sin was already at the bottom of the ramp. He recalled things that Sin ate and drank in-flight making sure she was not hallucinating from something she ingested. Kagen then looked around for his Bothan protection and security, noting Deuce was not with the others yet.


    "Stop Sin, wait a moment. We need to check in with landing control. Besides where's Deuce?"

    TAG: Sin, Deuce, Mira, Game Master
  18. mmart23 Jedi Knight

    Member Since:
    Sep 3, 2009
    star 1
    OOC: I will do the GM post after Captain Kagen and Sin and Mira and Kadran finish their respective threads. I will wait as well for Deuce to chime in. If there is no response by tomorrow night for Deuce I will add him to the group party.

    Notes to Hammer crew, especially the Captain and Co-pilot: Make sure to conclude all administrative work and dialogue that deal with the landing of the Hammer, prior to leaving the bay and heading into the city square of this spire. Make it appear ominous and real. I like that Sin is passionate about following her vision and that Kagen is trying to check in with landing control. All in character, good stuff. Just don't forget the basics and to be in sync as pilot and copilot. My recommendation would be for Kagen to initiate these with the NPCs in the hangar. This includes standard duties such as paying docking fees, showing proof of ship registration, figuring out the costs of refueling, and noting how the other vessels in the bay are being treated. After all, The Hammer is in need of repairs. If it looks like the personnel is dismantling craft instead of fixing it, these are items to note for observation. It is important to get a feel for the personnel here as well, as it gives insight into the culture that Vorga has created, one of fear and of control. Perhaps the personnel can even serve as guides. Just some helpful advice. Have fun!

    GM MM
  19. Spatz Jedi Knight

    Member Since:
    Oct 10, 2008
    star 3
    IC ~ TC

    TC found himself with Goovo on the street, and Goovo's obvious relief. He didn't mind the extra pay, and he was happy that the Rodian wasn't going to bite the dust. TC was somewhat warm, and found himself removing his helmet, revealing his reconstructed face, which looked like he was now half-Echani half-Human. He grinned lightly and looked to the Rodian.

    "Well, I suppose we should go meet this associate of yours, so, lead the way." TC said, taking in the not-so fresh air of the moon, he felt he needed it as the filter in his helm made the air quite dry. He had his helmet under his arm and his other arm at the ready.

    Tag ~ mmart
  20. Mango_Salsa Jedi Youngling

    Member Since:
    Mar 15, 2006
    star 1
    Sin shrugged her shoulders. "I don't know. It was...I saw him. It was like a hallucination, but...only not. I know there's a man waiting in a cantina." She shrugged again. "Anyway, that's my story and I'm sticking to it. In the meantime, we should get the ship locked down."

    TAG: Kagen
  21. GenOochy Jedi Master

    Member Since:
    Jan 8, 2003
    star 5
    IC: Mira Lovespirals
    Day 279
    Departing The Hammer on Nar Shaddaa;
    Quadrant A23, Terminal 141, Docking Bay 1

    Mira crawled down the ramp into the docking bay. The view of the city was magnificent, and a little more on the intimidating side than she expected. She glanced around to see what sort of help she might offer with getting the ship checked in. Just then, the R2 unit come up to her and beeped, followed closely behind by Kadran; who extended his hand out, giving her a data chip, and said:

    "Oh this is for you. It's some instrumental classical tunes composed during the great civil war on my homeworld. No words just music, highs, lows, mid-tempo eeriness, I thought you might like".

    Mira eagerly looked the chip over, removing her datapad and inserting it. She perked her head up with a slightly baffled expression.

    "Why, thank you. I'll look forward to reviewing it. Really, thank you.." She said earnestly, as she set the pad to load to files to her library.

    "Have you ever been to Nar Shaddaa?", The Bith asked.

    "No.. Have you?" She asked, noting some discussion between Sin and the Captain.
    Tag: Crew of the Hammer, GM
  22. lukemadden77 Jedi Youngling

    Member Since:
    Sep 14, 2009
    Kagen
    Docking Bay
    Four paces from ramp, next to Sin'teksa

    Kagen's face was flooded with concern over Sin's state of being. She was as steady as a rock, he knew for sure, so he knew that her instincts should be trusted. She had an uncanny way of knowing things, the clearest of intuitions, which had been spot on since he had first met her and acquired her as his copilot and confidante.

    ?As soon as we get the formalities handled here, we will look for this man you see in your thoughts and find out what kind of ride he needs?.

    With hope in his eyes and tone he added,

    "Maybe this is the opportunity we're looking for Sin".

    Kagen looked ahead to docking bay control.

    Tag Sin'teksa and Game Master
  23. mmart23 Jedi Knight

    Member Since:
    Sep 3, 2009
    star 1
    GM Post
    Kadran

    Kadran smiled to Mira and said, "You're welcome", in response to the music.

    With fear in his voice, trembling he uttered, "No, and I am quite nervous. I've heard terrible things about this world...terrible things".
    He then looked to Captain Kagen and Sin'teksa and noticed that they had walked ahead. He turned to Mira and said,

    "We'd better move along", noting Deuce had rushed in to join their ranks. R2C2 used his remote access to the Hammer causing the landing bay ramp to raise and lock in place, before enabling the security system. R2 then rolled towards the Captain, Kadran and Deuce in tow.

    GM Post
    Director Vek Ger'Hegna

    The crew of the Hammer is approached by a 6 foot tall slender white skinned Twi'Lek male with red eyes in yellow Vorga uniform. He had an electronic data pad in his hands approaching with a plastic diplomatic smile, sharp teeth exposed.

    "Greetings, welcome to Nar Shaddaa, Quadrant 23A, terminal zero-four-zero, I am Director Vek Ger'Hegna, head of Docking Bay 1 administrative staff and security", he said in his thick native accent.

    "Transport license and registration please. It is required for docking as we need to ensure that all vessels that land in our docks are not...stolen", he said with a devious smile and pause.

    "Docking fees are 50 credits per day, the first day parking and docking upfront, 100 per day if you wish for Executive Security Services, where our top security officers run around the clock monitoring of your craft. Oh and upon leaving there will be a 125 credit refueling charge as I?m sure your next jaunt is not Nal Hutta", noting that it took full fuel cell capacity for the average ship to get to Nar Shaddaa and making a joke about the ship needing to go farther than the nearest planet.

    Looking around, it is of note that some tinkering is being done by the bay staff on the other crafts in the bay. Of particular note is that it appears some of the crafts appeared to be being stripped of their components instead of repaired, with quality parts being replaced with junk. It was good fortune that the security cameras and alarm system of the Hammer were just recently replaced, ensuring that Kagen and company could keep a cautious eye on it through R2C2 while they are away from the ship, procuring business.

    Vek looked Sin over in a despicable way, Twi'Lek men known for being exploitive of their own kind.

    ?Should you wish to hustle your delectable associate here as a dancer or just wish to unwind and enjoy some good holovids, music and drinks, head down to the Hungry Hunter Hive, in level 37K. It's quick from here, you just exit out the hangar door, and go 3 blocks northwest until you reach lift tube K. Take it down to floor 37 and proceed straight across the courtyard into the entertainment district. There are several hot spots there for leisure, fine dining and gambling, so you'll find the Hungry Hunter by looking for its logo. It's the unit with the three dancing neon twi'leks. It's colorful, lights flashing in and out, hard to miss ", he said with joy, many happy memories of his times there. "It's Vorga's favorite".

    Tag all Hammer crew



  24. mmart23 Jedi Knight

    Member Since:
    Sep 3, 2009
    star 1
    GM Post

    Goovo looked to TC and smiled briskly, grateful for the Hunter?s assistance in keeping him from becoming orange goo. He then casually made his way to Lift Tube Q21A-P48L and pressed the button to go up to Floor 29. He sighed as he restlessly waited for tube to open. Within seconds it did just that, and Goovo walked inside, waited for TC and pressed the 29 button shooting them up to floor 29. Once he exited, he proceeded straight onto the steps of the domed abode of Ganthia, the Bothan loan shark. It was the largest building on its floor, with a few small vendors scattered around it peddling goods. Outside the dwelling at the top of the steps near the doorway, were 2 barabel guardsman with vibro axes.

    TC had heard of Ganthia, her reputation as a lender preceded her, bailing out many gamblers, smugglers, and merchants who owed debts of all sorts to the Hutts, from gambling losses, to transport goods losses, to tributes aka protection money. Having acquired much wealth as a contract broker and casino mogul, with a supplemental spice running operation, Ganthia always had vast cash available for expedient, large sum loans and made her earnings off of the interest; a brilliant cunning entrepreneur making a living out of exploiting the decadence of Nar Shaddaa.

    ?I need to see Ganthia. It?s about a loan?, Goovo said. The guardsmen made room for Goovo to pass but said, ?You?ll have to leave your weapons with us. Or wait outside?, to TC as they being sworn and paid protectors of Ganthia, would not be doing their job letting an armed bounty hunter inside her dwelling.

    Tag TC
  25. Mango_Salsa Jedi Youngling

    Member Since:
    Mar 15, 2006
    star 1
    Sin was considering the best way to show Director Ger'Hegna what she thought of his comments towards her when she heard him mention the Hungry Hunter. Biting down on the words that would likely have gotten her and the crew into an administrative nightmare, she instead inclined her head. "Well, if it's good enough for Vorga, it's good enough for us!" She motioned to the "repair crews." "Probably should point out to you that we've got special security systems hardwired into the Hammer. All the electronics are slaved to each other, and not in a 'hustle your delectable associate here' kind of way. You might want to put the word out that if anyone tries to yank anything they're likely to pull back a stump." Sin flashed the administrator an evil smile. "No offense, of course."

    She turned to the captain. "I'll just wait over here, sir, unless there's any wheels you need me to grease." Walking around behind Ger'Hegna, she wished she could make the Twi'lek's uniform explode, or at least drop his pants around his ankles. Instead she ran over the directions to the Hungry Hunter until she was sure they were clear in her mind.



    TAG: Kagen, Hammer crew, GM
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