We come to a lit cavern with running water cascading down the wall. Krin takes a drink. The rest of us fill our canteens. To the South is a long hallway. To the left is the slope that will take us to the statue room where we killed the Gundarks. We decide to keep pressing forward. Derryn and Krin are at the front of the group, Shavven and Roka in the middle, and Dom, Bowser and I are taking up the rear. All of a sudden, Derryn and Krin stop and start whispering. I ask Derryn what is going on and he says that there are three adult Gundark and a “bunch of kids”. They are assessing their patterns to determine the plan of attack. Krin starts to sneak up to the nearest group of kids. Unfortunately, the two closest groups of kids see him. His sudden appearance from out of nowhere staggers the kiddos. I guess it is showtime.
Krin punches one of the kids on his left. He kills one of the kids. One of the adults starts to charge Krin. Dom takes a shot at the adult and kills it. It falls at Krin’s feet. Another adult charges Krin. Krin slices at the charging adult with his vibrosword, taking off his upper right shoulder. Dom shoots at another adult, crippling it. I shoot at the adult that charged Krin. I shoot off its left upper arm and I distract it. Shavven shoots the adult in the leg and kills it. Roka kills the last adult. CRACK! Derryn takes a piece of the ceiling the size of a spaceship and drops it on the kids, instantly killing them. A Gundark child hits Shavven with his monster sized fist.
Krin takes a stimpack to rejuvenate himself and then swipes at another kid with his sword. He strikes another down. Roka shot a adolescent through the head and the shot then hits another in the chest, killing it instantly. AMP starts to fire his E-WEB, however it is jammed. He then proceeds to clean his gun. I go to shoot one close to me but I missed. However my shot distracts it. Shavven shoots his assailant in the heart. His blaster is now clogged with blood and he needs to clean it. Derryn drops another part of the ceiling on another group’s head, flattening two of them and one has an arm trapped. Dom shoots three Gundarks with one shot. The gundark then hits Dom back. He hits Dom and Roka goes down.
Krin hits another Gundark. A gundark hits Shavven and him and another distracts Derryn. He then picks up the two that attempted to hit him and throws them in the group of four adolescence. He kills three. I drop my carbine, yank my pistols and barrage towards Derryn, hoping that I don’t hit him. I successfully take out two more, however, I do get Derryn. Just in time, he whips out his lightsaber and reflects it as he gives me a scowl. I just shrug at him. Dom drops into sniper mode and vaporizes the Gundark. He looks at me and says, “That’s how it’s done” I shrug and say, “Vision hasn’t fixed my HUD yet.” Shavven shoots at one near him and points his gun at his heart and pulls the trigger. The gundark slides to the side, knocks his gun away, and his shot then hits the ceiling. The gundark slides and is in the perfect position for AMP to hit both with his E-WEB, if he can pull it off. He does and mows down the remaining gundarks.
Healing time. Derryn heals Roka and I take care of Shavvens and Derryn’s strain. I stick Shavven with a stimpack. There is a tunnel going to the northwest going up and one going southwest going downhill. Then we go west, still following the water. I notice that the tunnel is a corridor. We are back in the building. We continue following the water. We catch up to Krin. We are on a long sloping curve. We come to a room with a lake. This is a dead end. Krin and Derryn go fishing. Shavven goes swimming. I roll my eyes. A tenticle wraps up Shavven. AMP identifies it as a Dianoga. AMP tells Dom and he immediately drops into sniper mode. I take aim at the center of mass and unload. A few minutes later it stops thrashing. I go to see if I can find anything in the pool but I take in some water and am forced to surface because the water tastes terrible. I get out of the pool and take a swig from my canteen. The water from the canteen and the water tastes refreshing. At least it washes the taste from the pool water out of my mouth. Shavven found a cave and engaged 3 male gundarks. They beat the snot out of Shavven. Derryn senses it and tells the rest of us that we need to pursue. I say “No way. That water is absolutely disgusting.” Dom says “That’s an order, missy, let’s go”. “Great. Pinch your nose and plug your hose, we are going in” I mutter under my breath as I head over to the pool.
We come up the other side and see Shavven being dragged away by 3 male gundarks toward a fire. I see where this is going. Derryn throws his lightsaber at the gundarks. The lightsaber arcs through the air, the gundarks gingerly dodge it, look at it curiously, and the lightsaber cuts Shavven free. A gundark rushes towards us and hits both Derryn and I. It makes me mad and I shoot it. My shot emboldens AMP and he is able to shoot off his grenade launchers at one of the gundarks in the cavern, staggering it. Roka shoots it and take it down. The last gundark rushes in and hits Roka and Derryn. Dom aims at the gundark that rushed in Roka. He kills it instantaneously. Derryn lifts the gundark in the air, throws it over his head and slashes into two pieces with his newly caught lightsaber. As the last one is cut in half, we hear a tremendous roar and from the other side of the cave we see the matriarch. She comes charging at us. She is easily half again larger than the other gundarks, and she is VERY angry. I roll behind a big rock. Derryn force throw a bunch of rocks at the Matriarch. Krin slices at her with his sword and then pivots and hits her with his vibroknuckler. Dom shoots at her, hits her, then I hit her with both blasters. AMP starts hitting her with a barrage from his E-WEB. Roka shoots her and winded her. Shavven shoots at the back of her head, but misses. Matriarch uses the force to harm Derryn and Krin. Krin hits her and it makes her head reel. Derryn throws more rocks at her as well as his lightsaber. I hit her, and take away her will power. All of a sudden, I feel a dark, crushing feeling on my mind. I feel like my head is in a vise and someone is cranking down on it. Dominick, realizing she has impenetrable armor, shoots for her eye, puts his rifle in overdrive, drains his power pack, sends a bolt hurling past Derryn, and into her right eye, and she falls dead at Derryn’s feet. Shavven is revived, and he staggers into a cave and then we hear “You have GOT to be kidding me!”
We have just defeated the Gundarks. I look around to see if there is anything of use. I find a weapon sling, however, in the process there was some broken glass and I sliced my palm open. I let out a quiet curse and wrap my palm to stop the blood. We decide to go through the North door to catch up to the rest of the group. I step into a cavern that is lit up by many different crystals. I find 5 crystals laying on the ground and decide to pick them up and put them into my bag. They may fetch a good price, or make a good present for Vision.
I see a moving glowing crystal up ahead so I follow it. We eventually go around a corner and see Dominick taking aim at something. I then look where he is aiming and see foot long bug. Dominick takes out scrap from above and it falls and squishes the bugs. The scrap pile in the corner shakes and moves and out of it comes out a HUGE bug. The mandibles are about as big as one of Shorty’s arms. AMP takes out his grenade launcher and shoots it at the big bug. His grenade hits and forces a piece of scrap to rise, protecting Krin from taking any damage. Shavven throws another ‘nade, bounces off the Krin’s sheeting, lands in the pile of scrap and detonates, hitting the bug, but makes the bug so mad that it acts next. It goes under the scrap pile to hide. I see an opening in the scrap pile, so I take a shot with my carbine. It lunges out of the pile, shrieking, and lands on the floor, dead. Krin then decides to take the poison sacs from the dead bug’s body.
I walk closer and states “What is that thing?”
AMP says, “That is a Kahun.” He is cutting meat off of the bug.
“Is it good?” I then realize he is cutting the poison sacs out.
“Not for humans…” He says
“The meat, I mean”
“Want me to start a fire?”
I grab some burnable material and AMP’s torch and start a fire as Roka is giving me light to see by. I need a grill type thing so I look through the scrap pile but i find nothing. I ask AMP if he has any ideas and he sighs, walks over to the pile and throws a boxspring at my feet. He then goes over to the fire and pulls out his heat sensors to recharge. I say to AMP “You dont have to be snotty about it.”
“You’ll have to forgive him. He hasn’t had his coffee yet.” Dominick states.
“Yeah, well you better give him his oil with a few extra expressos in it.” I say. I put the meat on the fire to cook. Roka all of a sudden snatches a piece of raw meat and eat it. I look at her with a disgusted look. “Ya know that came out of a scrap pile full of garbage…”
“Awww dang it” she says. I hope it agrees with her. I continue cooking the meat.
“it’s feline, and it’s curious.” Derryn says.
“ A cat? Where?”I say
“Maybe it is hungry. Roka, throw your steak over there. Maybe the cat will eat it.” I say
“ Sure” She throws it. A few seconds later, we hear the steak being eaten.
“here kitty kitty” I say. It growls at me. Derryn fakes like he is throwing more steak into the light. A Loth Cat jumps out of the darkness. They are so cute! I want one. Anyway, Derryn plays with it for a while and then it scampers back into the darkness. The food is ready so we sit down and eat. Bowser reminisces about his past hunts as we enjoy our hard earned meal.
I relieve Dom from sentry duty as I say “You may want to get some meat before it burns.”
“Okay, All is clear, Derryn and Krin Went off this corridor.”
“So if crap hits the fan it will be down this passage”
“Yeah, but it is Derryn. If you see a turquoise glowy stick, don’t worry about it, he’s got it”
I sit at my post, pull my carbine and start my guard as Dom walks back to the fire.
Eventually, Derryn and Krin return. They ask us if we want to go with them so we extinguish the fire and follow along. We walk back into the crystal cavern and I say “I love this room. It seems so… magical”
Krin punches a purple crystal loose and snags it. We head down the unexplored cavern next to the passage we come out of. We walk into a room with river flowing along each wall. AMP checked the water with his kit and it is clear. I fill my canteen. TO BE CONTINUED...
Kraken was able to set us up with a big game excursion with Bowser. He runs his gang out of the back of Gander Outdoors, a hunting, fishing with a Camping Galaxy outlet off the side of it. We all pile into the truck and head out. We make it there without incident. AMP pulls the meter out of the ground and throws it off the building. He then proceeds to spray paint the curb VIP Parking and pulls out the sticker he stole out of Shavven’s stolen speeder bike. Whatever works. We then walk in.
Derryn sees a sign for a hunting excursions registration desk in the back corner. We now have the map of the store. We head over to the registration desk and give them out names. They say we have 15-20 minutes so we can browse the store. I go over to the first aid section. Krin and Dom are near the melee weapons, Nura is aimlessly walking around and Hypur is using the refreshers. I find a bucket of stimpacks for 2500 credits. I com the group and ask if anyone would go in with me, It would 312 credits each and everyone agrees. I also find a military medpack.
We all walk into the back room.
“So Kraken tells me you all are tough”
“We have been in a scrap or two”
“If you want me to throw in with the Rebellion, you are gonna have to prove yourself.”
AMP throws up a holographic picture of the Vronsker we have hunted and Bowser laughs.
“We are going to hunt us a Gundark matriarch” as he point towards a safari type vehicle. “Let’s load up”
On the way AMP gives us a brief on the Gundark and shows us a pic of it. It looks pretty scary.
Bowser pulls up to an old abandoned warehouse and steps out of the vehicle. Behind him jumps out a small robotic dog. I recognize it as a cybot galactica, canine series huntng droid. I have heard of them in the rebellion.
Bowser waves everyone forward into the building and into the old turbo shaft. He cracks a glowstick on his knee and drops it off the side. It goes down… and down… and sown before it finally lands on the ground. He gets out his climbing gear and we then start to climb down. I make to the bottom with no problem. I excelled in that in boot camp. Others seem to have problems.
At the bottom, we find ourselves in a long dark hallway, at least, until AMP turns his lights on. Then it is a long well lit hallway. There is a door at the end. I pull my blasters and cautiously head for the door ready for anything. Bowser says “There is nothing to worry about here” and he blasts past me and starts to pry open the door. I start to help him. AMP opens the door with his magic fingers and Shorty gets a shock from the door panel.
We go through the door, and it looks like a medium sized storage room. There are dust covered crates everywhere. Next room. We are looking down another corridor and there is an intersection in the middle of the room. I cannot see anything in the intersection. Canine turns left and heads up the hall. Canine is halfway up the hall, passing another set of plants. Bowser follows Canine and we follow them. We make it to the door. Canine and the rest of us go through. There are stormtroopers . Two fire teams and one sergeant… great… Nura hides behind the statue in the middle of the room. Shavven throws a grenade. One stormtrooper jumps on top. He becomes obliterated. Derryn makes the other fire team run away. I shoot at one of the fire teams and my shot hits. The rest of the team runs and so does the sergeant. Shorty annihilates the last remaining stormtrooper. Roka shoots at the sergeant. Lands a hit. Nura takes a pot shot at him and grazed his ear. I guess he was freaked out because he dies from fright.
Just then, we hear the blasters out of the darkness. It hits AMP and Shorty. AMP turns and shoots one and kills him, placing a dark hole square in his chest. AMP shines his light on the group. Another full squad… Fantastic. The door opens behind us and I hear “Sorry I am late for the party”
“That’s okay” I say, “ we’re used to it.”
“Did you save me a drink?”
“Yeah, but they stole it. Let’s get these Sithspawn!”
Derryn attempt to fear them, but fails. I shoot at the sergeant and I kill him in a hailstorm of blaster fire. Shorty throws a ‘nade in the middle of the squad. Again, a stormtrooper dives on it, sacrificing himself for his comrades. I have to give him props, though. They do have a sense of camaraderie. Dominick takes his shot and takes out the rest of the minion group. Hypur headshots one of the stormtroopers. Nura shoots one and AMP finishes them off. The blaster fire slackens and Bowser pokes his head in and says “Did you get them all?”
I say sarcastically, “Yeah we took care of them for you”
“Did you get all of them?”
“There are 5 running away but we killed the rest”
“You need to get them ALL. I knew that they will kill you or you would kill them and my decision would be made based on that. You need to find them and kill them.”
Derryn started to chase them down and hops on the wall over the tree in a flip, throws his lightsaber, decapitates them and then catches the saber in a kneeling stance. He pops his lightsaber closed, puts it in the cane and head back to the group.
Meanwhile, we are interrogating Bowser. He asks, “Can he handle them by himself”
“Oh, he can handle himself” I say.
Derryn comes back and says “The deed is done. If you don’t believe me wait for Shorty”
Just then Shorty comes around the corner with 2 stormtrooper heads on his hands making them talk. Bowser says “Right.”
I say “Shorty is disturbed”
Shavven starts interacting with the heads and Bowser says to me “Your group IS a little odd. Anyway, we really DO have a Gundark problem down here if you are still interested. I am siding with you either way. You have proved your mettle.”
Dominick slaps him on the back and says “My friend, we are going to have a head over the bar tonight!”
We head back down to the crossroads and head down the stairs. AMP open the door and it is a dark room. There are 10 Gundark in this room. AMP shuts off his headlight and we all try to sneak in. Successfully. Nura hangs back. Derryn just about takes out an adult by himself and Hypur helps to take him out. Almost there… I take out 3 adolescent Gundark with my blasters. Eventually there was only one group left. Shorty threw a grenade in the middle of the group and took care of a good majority of them. The group was eventually decimated by Derryn. The room has been cleared…. TO BE CONTINUED...
We are making plans on infiltrating the cansino. Dominick is driving us “Dancers” to the cansino. AMP is wearing his social suit. It looks like a Sullestriun male, of course… Dominick starts the truck and… it stalls. I say “Do we need to get Liza out here?”
AMP replies, “Don’t insult me” as he fixes the gas line with blaster proof line. Apparently, blasters made a small hole in the gas line.
We finally make it to the cantina, Ace’s Last. The bouncer stops us at the door and says that we cannot enter. He eyes us curiously. AMP tells the bouncer that we are tonight’s entertainment and he is to let us through or it will be his job. He says that we need to go in and talk to the boss and the AMP tells him that he can have the rest of the night off, paid. The bouncer gives him a nod and then moves on. We enter the cantina and AMP hacks the computer to put us as tonight’s entertainment, and cancel tonight’s real entertainment. We are going to receive 10000 credits as a performing group. We are called the G-Strings. Shavven, Hypur and I are dancing on the stage with Nura and Roka curtain dancing. Hypur sees someone who looks like Kraken from the back and communicates with me where he is. I start singing with the current song and the man turns to look at me. Roka jumps off of the curtain and sticks the landing on the stage. We cannot quite tell and so Shorty runs up to him, purposly trips, and looks up at him. He notice it is him, screams and runs away.
Apparently I am impressing Kraken because he gets up from his table and comes up to the back of the stage. I invite him up on stage and Hypur, Roka and I start to dance up on him. At the end of my dance I hit the stage and smoke explodes into the air, causing a smokescreen. When the smoke clears, we are gone to the back of the stage. Applause erupts from the cantina.
Kraken walks backstage and tells Dom, “Don’t bother us, just the girls, and the droid.” Shorty runs and jumps onto AMP and Kraken says, “Yeah, he’s cute, he can come too”. We get to the private room and he sits down, pulling Hypur and I down with him. We go with it and giggle like school girls. He asks, “So how long have you been around”
I say, “Oh, we have been around for a little while, just doing small gigs here and there.”
“I haven’t heard of you before. I thought I had heard of all the performers in this sector”
“This is the biggest gig we have done.”
“You should do this more often, I know the manager and can get you in on a weekly basis.”
“If we can get paid more, we would,” says Hypur.
“How much is the boss paying you?”
“10000 credits, but we have to pay security and such. So it would be split 9 ways. That doesn’t leave a whole lot.”
“Fair. I will talk to the boss”
We then proceed to turn him to our side. Successfully, it turns out. He not only says he will stop the fighting in his sector but will bring his buddies (i.e the other Lt) to this bar if we perform. We agree and in the next few weeks, we turn 5 more Lt. Dom, Derryn and AMP are going to try to turn Lynch and Bowser. Lynch is a boxer who owns a gym and Bowser is a big game hunter… Should be interesting...
There is a big conference in the cantina. The turncoat is brought in and Snaps introduces him as Puffee, the new leader of the Golden Sabres. The leadership is going to be changing tactics. Puffee knows the remaining Lts and he is going to try to win them over and build the Golden Sabre Association.
The first Lt goes by the name “Kraken”. His territory is right behind the golden Hawk bats territory and adjacent to the sector we just took. We find out that Kraken is a gambler and hangs out at the Starlight End as his headquarters.
I give Dom his “present” and he tries to give it back to me. He looks at me and states “If you weren’t a great shot, I would shoot you right now” as he pulls out his clown suit. Dom seems a little annoyed at something on his HUD and flicks his fingers to get rid of a message.
“What’s up?” I say
“Nothing, just some telemarketer trying to sell me a clear bikini…” says Dom
“I have already bought a gold one.”I say
“I like a clear one better…” Says Dom
“ Whatever” I say
“ANYBODY WANNA PEANUT?”
“ OH no… Its Little Liza” says Dom. “I thought I locked her door.”
Dom and I go to the bar with Roka to get double shots. Eventually, a fight breaks out between Hypur and Shavven. She punches him and he swings back. I am ashamed to say that I am drunk. I jump in between the two of them and say “Inssssssside voicccesssss! I willllll usse my gaffffi sssstickkkk on the boththththtth of you!” Suddenly I am pulled away by Dom who says”I think you have had enough to drink. Let’s go have a seat.”
“I dont wannnnnt to ssssitttt downnnnnn. I wannnnnnna DANCCCCCCEEEEEE!” Dom talks me into sitting down anyways so I do. Hypur pulls out her blaster and shorty pulls out his rifle and Shavven says “I’m done. Let’s do this mission”
“Diddddd sommmmmmeone say misssssionnnnn?” I ask
“Yes,” says Dom.
Suddenly I sober up. “Let’s do this!”
“Oh, NOW you’re sober” Dom says as he gets me a cup of coffee.
Hypur attempts pickpocketing 3 people that come in to the bar. She fails charming the first guy so as she walks past me I take her aside. “You should walk up to him and just give him a big sloppy kiss. Don’t forget to pull down the top of your dress and grab his butt a little. Guys like that.”
Shorty asks me for my make up and I ask him why. He tells me that he is going to paint a twi’lek head to look like me. He says that I can help if I would like and I decline politely. Inside I am completely disgusted and I think he is a weirdo. I tell him he can keep my make-up and that I will just get more. He asks if I am sure and I say “Yeah it bothers my face anyways.”
We are almost done at the mall. I take my explosives into the parking lot and meet the rest of the gang in the parking garage. I tell AMP that everyone else is inside. He says okay and walks in with his combat mech on, reight past the sign that states that there is no heavy artillery allowed. I put my explosives in Dom's truck and head back inside. I still want to check out Entertainer's Emporium. I catch up with Hypur and she accompanies me tot he store. I find a clown suit that I buy as a gag gift for Dom and I find a golden bikini that is gold plated. Hypur finds a pretty dress that she is convinced will assist her in stealing. I guess it works because she ends up stealing a car... As we are leaving I end up shifting my explosives into AMP's truck because when you get both Dom and AMP in the same car, things get crazy. Umi and I take the other truck.
We run into a Brass Sabre blockade and the guard comes to the window to talk to me. I hope that he does not see the explosive in the backseat so I do the only thing I could do in this situation. I unbutton a few buttons, puff my chest out and say "Hey, How's it going?" Long story short, I still have my ASO body and he ends up jumping into the back pf my truck to wave me through the rest of the blockade. Apparently, Dom percieves him as a threat so he shoots him in the arm. Darn it! We get back to the garage and I carry him to the Med Bay. There Umi puts him in the Bacta tank and Hypur and I start to question him. He hates me at this point so I let Hypur take charge of this while profusely apologizing for my friend's action. In the end, he ends up joining our cause, because he wants the gang back to the way it was when Happy was alive. We tell him that we will help to get his gang back from the Imperials and then will put him in charge once the gang has been taken back. He likes that...
I am running short on supplies so I requisition some from my superiors. They give me the credits to purchase a half case of stun nades and a half case of frag nades. I ask who is interested in going the the Druckenwell mall to shop. Shorty wants some shrunken heads and Dom is looking at buying something as well so we pile into the truck and head down. The rest of the gang is out hunting for trouble.
After finding the mall, through some troubles, we enter. Oh my goodness, the mall is SO BIG! I get lost while I am looking around. I finally get ahold myself and head over to the map. There is a store named BOOOM!!! and I figure that it is the store I am looking for. As I am walking to BOOOM!!!, I pass a store called Entertainer’s Emporium and there is a new outfit in the window that I like. I determine that after I am done with BOOOM!!!, I am going in there…
While I am in BOOOM!!!, I am looking at the clearance rack when the clerk comes to the counter. He looks a lot like Vision, but I can tell it isn’t him. I ask him for the nades and he says he will be right back. When he comes back, he says that he recognizes me from the Holonet and his boss and him agree with what we are doing, so he gives me not only the nades for their price, but also 10 Thermal Dets, and 2 Baridium Charges. For free. He gave me his card and told me that if we need anything else, to let him know and he will see what he can do. He tells me to keep up the good work. About this time I get a call from Dom telling me to meet him ASAP at the food court. I ask why and immediately wished I hadn’t. He shoots me a video of Shorty molesting some lady at the food court and I practically facepalm and head that way. Entertainer’s Emporium will just have to wait.
I finally make it to the food court and Shorty is still molesting a food worker, but she seems to enjoy it, as she is hugging and kissing the Ewok. He then jumps off and heads toward his store, Tiny Treasures. Dom eyes my cart and asks what I got. I told him of my “sale” as I eye the crossbow that is on his lap. He starts going through the boxes and we find det tape inside the box as well. Good man, good man, I think. I am starting to like these Retired Clone Troopers...
We are heading back to Piizza the Hutt’s palace. We come up on a BS roadblock so Amp decides to shoot at them with 2 grenade from his launcher. “Aw, crap” Dom says.
“I got this” Amp says. He shoots his grenades and the gate explodes. The truck rocks a little and Dom says “That works” and slams the gas. As we were coming through the gate, a shot came down from above and creates a hole in the ceiling of the vehicle that did not come from one of the guys. Amp attempts to fix the vehicle while on the move. I see him hanging off the side of the vehicle with 2 cans of spray paint. As he gets back in, he punches something and the truck speeds up and I see flames coming out the exhaust.
Finally, we make it to Piizza’s Palace. I call Piizza directly
“HO HO HO. Who is this?”
“This is Koy, the one you talked to earlier”
“Yes yes little one I remember.”
“Well we have the Vronsker you requested…”
“HOHO You actually caught one of those?”
“Yes sir, would you like us to bring it through, or bring it around back?”
“Bring it around to the back entrance”
“Dom, we need to go around back.”
“I don’t think he had a lot of faith in us”
So we get to the back entrance, Dominick skids the truck in the parking spot and a pale Twi’lek comes out of the back door. He takes the Vronsker and puts it into a cage, then escorts us up to Piizza’s throne.
“HOHOHO. So you actually managed to capture a Vronsker?”
“It wasn’t easy, sir, but we did it”
“I will get the video on mass media. Do you require anything else?”
“No but thank you sir”
“If you do need anything, come to me.” He starts to ogle me and I start to get the feeling it is more on a personal level. However, I choose to stay diplomatic.
“Thank you sir, I will keep you in mind”
So we then head back to the cantina. As we approach, We see BS shooting at our garage door. Again. Dom drives the truck into the group, slaughtering 3 BS people. Amp uses his grenade launchers and takes out a group. I see an Ewok (really?) come out of the garage and attempts to get under the van but cannot, so he gets in a trash can and starts rolling it towards the group.
Someone from a group shoots at me. He misses, but it forces me to keep my head low. Another shoots at the rolling trash can. He misses and looks discouraged because he cannot shoot a stinking trash can. Hyper shoots a misses, Roka shoots at the group, kills one.
A Kaminoan comes out of the garage and shoots at the group, miss.
Garage door rolls up and a figure in white plastic armor comes in and fires totally inaccurate fire and causes all of them to take cover.
A man shoots at the trash can again and misses. The ewok in the trash can pops out and attempt to stab a man in the head. The bear succeeds, but then staggers around. Hyper shoot and kills another. I shoot and kill another.
The Kaminoan attempts to shoot from above the truck. I mean why not? She is tall enough… she kills another. the other man in the group starts to run.
The other group is shooting wildly but hitting nothing. Roka takes the last one out. Hyper decides to chase the last one down. Soon, she comes back triumphant in her venture. She looks pleased with herself. Roka finds a holdout blaster.
Little Liza Jane pokes her head out of the garage door. “I heard blaster fire. Is everyone OK?” as she looks around at the dead bodies.
“Yes the group is fine. Now get back inside.” says Roka
“Hey, who is the cute teddy bear?”
“Just go back inside while we clean up.”
“Clean up? I am good at cleaning up”
“Clean up inside”
“I don’t wanna”
“ You’re not my boss Roku…”
“Fine, but I’m not gonna like it."
“That’s fine, just go.” Liza heads inside but then Squeeb pulls up on the speeder. Roka brushes it off but when she comes into the garage Liza gives her some grief. Roka asks if she was supposed to be inside but Liza said she is working in the garage with Sylvester.
As we are walking in, I look at the tall figure in white armor. I ask who he is and he says his name is CC2020, but his friends call him Vision. I ask if he wanted a drink and he said sure. We go into the cantina and sit at the bar. Shorty hops up at the bar and puts his severed hand on the bartop. Joe’let takes the hand and puts it in a jar of vinegar and gives Shorty 50 credits for it. Vision tells us that they are here delivering H wings in pieces. Roka comes out of her room and sees Vision and Koy introduces them. She identifies him as a clone trooper and Koy says “you so have to tell me some of your stories.”
Vision leans back, takes off his helmet and says “Stories, I have some of those. Let me see…”
At the cantina, we are all discussing how to obtain the Vronsker that Pizza the Hutt desires to have. Our payment for his help to leak rebel propaganda into the mass media. We decide that the first step is to find the silly things first. Liza Jane comes up to the table.
“What are you guys doin?” she asks Dominick.
“We are going to get a Vronsker.” He replies.
“Oh, well, you guys can have fun with that. I don’t wanna get eatin so I will stay here. Nice knowin ya. I’ll get you your last meal. Peanuts?”
“Gee thanks kid. I will take the peanuts. You have a lot of faith in us, huh.”
“It’s not that, it’s just that I was always told that they are real mean and drag kids out of bed to eat them.” She said, seeming a little scared.
“I’m sure that they don’t, especially sweet little girls like you,” I say to her.
We pay the tab and head down to the lower levels to hunt down these fearsome creatures. Telmak has gone down before us to see if he can locate a nest. He comms and says that he has found one and give us the coordinates to get to his location. We arrive there in Dominick’s truck and all pile out, ready for anything.
“Where are the creatures,” Dom asks.
Telmak points down the dark corridor towards the other end. “They are down there” He states the obvious.
Just then a Vronsker jumps out and stings Jix Hyde. I have heard that these animals are poisonous so I ask Dominick to check him out. Jix is fine, just a little surprised. Dominick puts on his night vision goggles and finds 3 Vronskers. He marks the three of them and puts the markers on our HUDs. For those who do not have HUDs he displays their positions on Amp’s chest. I take a pot shot at one, and I hear the animal yelp in pain, so I know that I hit. It attacks Jix again. Apparently, they really do not like Jix. I do not blame them, I know that he can be hard to agree with. Amp aims at one of them and attempts to shoot, but at the last moment he decides to shoot the billboard right above it instead. It comes crashing down and traps the beast to the ground. Shavven goes up the nest and looks inside. A tail whips out and stings him, but he is fine. I lob a grenade into the nest. I hit but unfortunately I hit Shavven with the blast from the grenade. Jix shoots past Shavven and I to the nest. He missed because he hit ME! I give him a nasty look and Amp gives him a huge wedgie then give me a thumbs up. Good enough payback for me. For now. We take care of the rest of the animals relatively quickly, plus we have a live one to give to Pizza. Jix, Shavven and I load the last one into the back of the truck. After the beast is loaded safely, I turn to Jix. I give him a look that could kill and he knows he is in trouble. I haul off and try to punch him in the face. I miss and he swings back. He get me but not hard and gives me the momentum I need to throw myself around and knock him out. We then load him up in the truck as well and head back to Pizza’s Palace.
We were having a meeting at a table in headquarters with Snaps, Dominick, and the rebel ambassadors when we got a holocom from the fleet. They send us footage of a planet that looks like Alderaan exploding… I wasn’t sure if it was real but then they said that where Alderaan was, there is now an asteroid field. I take a moment of silence in honor of all the innocent people that have lost their lives to the Empire. I don’t know why they decided to destroy Alderaan but it only makes me more angry at the Empire. Millions of people, just decimated. It is just so wrong.
The rebel commander tells us that we need to use this footage to enlist more people to our cause. I remember that Jix had told us about the Pizza the Hutt and his ties to the mass media and I suggest to contact him. We draw straws and I get the short one. After all, who wants to talk to a Hutt? I bravely walk up to the public comm and call up Pizza. His secretary answers.
“How can we help You?” he asks.
“Yeah, I need to talk to Pizza the Hutt,” I say.
“Do you have an appointment?”
“Uh, no… but I have some urgent business with him.”
“Does he know you?”
“We have a common friend, Jix Hyde”
“I’ll patch you through” he says curtly.
Then hold music starts playing in my ear. Soon, the comm picks back up.
“Ho ho ho what do you want” Pizza demands
“Hi, I am a friend of Jix Hyde sire. He says that your excellency has some significant ties to the mass social media?”
“Ho Ho so I do. Why?”
“I have some footage that I was wondering if you could put out on social media.”
“HO HO let talk about this more at my palace.”
“Yes your excellency” I say and we hang up the comm link.
I walk back to the table. I tell the group that we need to go over to Pizza’s palace to talk about the footage and see what we can do. So we all load up into Dominick’s old new truck and start to head over. I figure it was probably good to have Jix there because he knows Pizza and i comm him. I know that he is training with the Striking Nexus so I say, “If you are done getting your butt handed to you, we are heading over to Pizza’s palace. We need you there. Get there as soon as you can.”
“I’m not getting by butt handed to me,” He states. From behind him about three Nexus are nodding, indicating that he has indeed had his butt handed to him several times. I can also see that he is sporting a nice shiner round his right eye. “Right,” I say doubtingly “just meet us at the palace, okay?”
We all make it to Pizza’s Palace and go inside. The rest of the group, other the Jix and Shavven decide to get drinks from the Wookie bartender with hot pink hair. I didn’t think Wookies came in hot pink… Shavven, Jix and I head up to Pizza’s throne, bow the appropriate bow, and greet the appropriate greeting for a Hutt. I give him the footage and he he takes a look at it.
“HO HO, I might be able to help you, but what are you going to give me in return?” the Hutt says.
“ I can give you control of all mass medias once this planet is taken over from the Imperials,” I offered, hoping that my superiors would actually go for it.
“HO HO, that would be good, but it is not quite enough,”He states.
“Then what would you desire, sir?”
He thinks for a few minutes, then he says, “I have heard that in the lowest level of Druckenwell, there are Vronskers. Get me one of these Vronskers, and the thing you promised before, and I will help you spread this footage. While you hunt for these animals, I will start the upload.”
Awesome… Vronskers. I have never encountered one, but I have heard of them. Hound like creatures that are cunning enough to plan how to kill you. They hunt in herds and are super hard to kill. When I was a little girl, I was told that Vronskers hunted little kids and pulled them out of bed. Although I don’t believe that anymore, I DO know that they are a cunning and formidable foe. However, we need this footage leaked to mass media, so we have to do it.
I go back to the rest of the group. “Ihave some good news and some bad news”
“What is the good news?” Dominick asks.
“Pizza has agreed to help us.” I say with a smile.
“...And the bad news?” asks Amp
“He wants a Vronsker…” I trail off as my smile fades from my face.
“A WHAT?” the whole group yells
“That’s right, a Vronsker” I repeat. “He wants a Vronsker.”