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Star Wars The Red Krayt: A Pirates Story

Discussion in 'Role Playing Forum' started by Sgt.Matt, Nov 21, 2023.

  1. Sgt.Matt

    Sgt.Matt Jedi Master star 2

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    May 12, 2018
    IC: Kuroda
    Taking the Shot

    Kuroda landed with a soft thud as his cyber-optics flickered from the fall, shaking his head, the optics flared to life as he saw a Nexu fighting Mongo and landing atop his chest. Frak! Better get the deck-sweep out for a shot, Kuroda scrambled up as his hands fumbled for his rifle until unlooped into his hands. Better take the shot before our porcine partner gets eaten, the Quay pirate then jacked up the setting on his blaster for full power and took aim of the feline under gritted teeth.

    He then clicked the trigger as the gun unleashed a fat blue ring at the feral Nexu, it struck the waist of the feline as its lower body started to slacken; clawing hind paws were going limp save for the upper part. "Mongo! I stunned the cats back, you can beat the thing!" Kuroda hollered to the Gamorrean, hoping for the boar warrior's survival as the first mates stun gun had zero harmful effects outside of a few hours coma. "Take the shot!"

    TAG: @Sarge , @T4M1-7 (Many apologies for my lateness, homelife has been acquiring my full attention due to a co-worker going on maternity leave at work and having me cover for her.)
     
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  2. T4M1-7

    T4M1-7 Jedi Knight star 1

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    Jan 30, 2022
    IC: Samira
    [​IMG]

    Samira recovered from her dive quickly, but events moved even faster in the shady glade.

    The Twi'lek was gratified to see Kuroda also had made it safety. This state of 'safety' had to be considered transitory for all of them. A wild nexu was amongst the crew!

    Luckily... of all people... Mongo charged in. The Gamorrean swung his halberd, and missed. But he had seized the attention of the animal now and it lunged back at him.

    Samira aimed her blaster pistol but hesitated. The thrashing mass of claws and green porcine muscles did not give her a clear shot from her angle. She bit her lip, her aim wavering.

    A blast and a shout and she realised Kuroda had scored a hit. Now it was up to Mongo to finish it off...

    OOC: Apologies for the delay.
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  3. Sarge

    Sarge Chosen One star 10

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    Oct 4, 1998
    IC: Domenico "Lobo" Barnaba & Mongo
    Coup de Grace


    Mongo and the nexu were stalemated, barely. The snarling nexu couldn't push past the halberd shaft jammed into its teeth, and Mongo had to hold onto the halberd with both hands to hold it back. The Gammorrean couldn't let go to attack it without letting the beast tear his throat out. He was doing his best to knee it in the belly, but he didn't have a good angle and wasn't accomplishing anything.

    Domenico took a quick glance at the others; they were aiming blasters but hesitating to fire into the wrestling match.

    Gripping the hunting rifle firmly, he darted into the fray and pushed the rifle barrel forward into the nexu's mouth, past its fangs, pressing the muzzle up against the roof of its mouth. He pulled the trigger twice, sending bullets ripping into the animal's brain. It spasmed once and went limp.

    Mongo grunted victoriously as he shoved the corpse off him and lumbered to his feet. Seizing the nexu by the scruff of its neck, he heaved it off the trail and into the undergrowth.

    "Mongo and Lobo, nexu slayers! Kudora shot too! And Smira give good warning."
    Mongo babbled away happily, oblivious to the fresh claw marks on both arms. "Go get treasure now?!"

    [​IMG]


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  4. T4M1-7

    T4M1-7 Jedi Knight star 1

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    Jan 30, 2022
    IC: Samira
    [​IMG]

    Samira soon realised that Mongo was in a kind of impasse with the nexu; the halberd was what kept them apart and locked them together, and neither could let go safely.

    They whirled around and around and twice she squeezed the trigger but then let it go. "Kriff! Kriff! Get ready to jump Mongo!"

    It was the only way she could think of to get a clean shot, but it was dangerous. The Twi'lek was not physically built in a way that she could wade in and use strength to pry them apart.

    Then a surprise. Lobo did wade in. "What the...?"

    Samira watched the human shove the barrel of his rifle into the beast's mouth. Idiot, it will just bite it off! she thought, incredulous. But it did not. The jaws were already locked on the halberd. Two bangs later and Lobo had blown its brains out.

    Samira breathed a sigh of relief, finally lowering her pistol and wiping sweat from her forehead. She threw Lobo a look. That was brave, and clever, and effective. And she had hesitated.

    She thought about what to say... emotions struggling to get the right tone. Not too nice, but the act does require an acknowledgment.

    Luckily, Mongo saved her from the moment. "Go get treasure now?!" he blurted enthusiastically.

    Samira grinned. "Aye, we go get treasure."

    She crossed to Kuroda to offer assistance if it was needed, then looked back at Lobo and Mongo. "And... well done. Both of you. It's not much further..."

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  5. Sgt.Matt

    Sgt.Matt Jedi Master star 2

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    May 12, 2018
    IC: Kuroda
    [​IMG]

    The Quay nodded at Samira's reply, waving off her gesture for assistance, he was toughened young swab that faced other terrible things than nexu during his earlier years; things that would eat the felines like luncheon if one did not have explosives or incendiary blasters. "Yes, we are well on our way through the first section; the jungle path will lead us to the courtyard" Kuroda's gaze flickered in different colorings as unpocketed the datapad, looking over the bright screen that flared awake. "However, it also mentions a brief warning as we pass....'Be wary of stealing the statues till or face an unrelenting evil'"

    Kuroda shivered a bit at the last part, a sentence that discolored amongst the whitened text; something was off about this minor sentence but he couldn't quite figure it out. "We'd better get going then, can't leave the treasure waiting for us can we?" Kuroda said as he dusted off his clothes and looped up his stun sweeper.

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  6. Sarge

    Sarge Chosen One star 10

    Registered:
    Oct 4, 1998
    IC: Domenico "Lobo" Barnaba & Mongo

    Domenico nodded in acknowledgement of the others' words, then lit his lightfoil and drew it across the nexu's throat to ensure it was truly dead. He looked at its hide for a moment, thinking it might make an impressive trophy, but skinning the monster would be a lengthy and messy task... and there were no servants along to do it for him.

    He turned to Mongo, opened a medkit, and said, "Hold out your arms, Mongo, we don't want those scratches to get any germs in them."

    Mongo's reply was a succinct "Pbbbt!" Domenico wiped Gammorrean spittle from his face and glared as Mongo continued, "Mongo bigger than germs!"

    "Mongo is bigger than Lobo too, but who would win in a fight, Lobo or Mongo?"

    Mongo looked down and shuffled his feet as he mumbled, "Lobo." He held still as Domenico treated the scratches; nothing fancy, just the basic first aid principles of keeping injuries clean, dry, closed, and covered.


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  7. T4M1-7

    T4M1-7 Jedi Knight star 1

    Registered:
    Jan 30, 2022
    IC: Samira
    [​IMG]

    Samira was surprised to see Lobo had brought some medical supplies and was able to act as a competent field medic. The human treated the Gamorrean's wounds.

    Meanwhile, Kuroda consulted his datapad and indicated the route they should take now. The Quay quoted a rather strange bit of warning...

    'Be wary of stealing the statues till or face an unrelenting evil'

    She turned and shot a sharp look at the youth. "Really? Who said that? I mean... from where has this information been downloaded?"

    At Lobo's questioning look she shrugged. "Sounds like a lot of nonsense to scare off pirates like us..."
     
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