Hyperspace still amazes me after all these years. The way the stars elongate and time seems to simply stand still. Our jump gives me time to reflect on the events that recently transpired and what a series of events they were. Hopping this frigate with such horrible intel was not our most shining moment and it ended up costing us dearly, but such is the life we lead. Upon boarding the ship we were lucky to discover that the tinnies didn’t pay us much mind as long as we kept our TIE gear on, this allowed us to move at our leisure. That is until Varum tried to manhandle some blast doors. Not the most intelligent thing to do and that certainly got the attention of the droids. Luckily we were able to dispatch the tinnies with only a few of us getting nicked, but we sure did a number on one of the elevators. It is a good thing nobody was monitoring the cams or I am sure this little mission would have ended a bit differently. Anyway, after all the chaos and some scouting we managed to get inside the brig and low and behold who did we find… Imperial Captain Dargot.. Our little encounter was short lived though because our supposed “inside man” came out of nowhere and put a blaster bolt through the fella’s chest. Like we didn’t have enough problems as it was.
Anyway, knowing we had to hurry before our new friend decided to make good on his new objective of putting us down, Varum split to scout the other decks for anything that could improve our chances of altering the IFF and getting the hyperdrive back online. Speaking of the hyperdrive, our little friend had decided to add another task to our current list by disabling the darn thing. After seeing the Captain holed up in the brig the rest of us decided to check and see if any more of the crew had been like-minded and found a secure spot to lay low. What we found was a Twi’lek prisoner name Mala. Apparently she had a run in with the imperials during a smuggling run and wound up in chains. With Varum running off, we figured it might be a good idea to do the lady a favor and in turn she would help us get this heap moving again. If Varum were to slip up again down below and get himself killed, perhaps she wouldn’t mind teaming up and flying the Sparrow around for us.
Well, after scouting a bit more we decided to go up another level to try and have Jaxx access one of the computer cores and see if we could spot the corrupted droid and hopefully find a way to access the IFF. This of course got us into yet another scrap with the tinheads. A minor inconvience after all was said and done, but it was more time wasted. Once we put them down we were able to find one of the control rooms and Jaxx was finally able to hack in and alter the IFF and begin the scan for the RA-7. While we were waiting, Humbe thought it would be a good idea to hide the tinnies we just took down and not thinking it through, Ole Mr. Greenskin and I headed that way. Unfortunately, the RA-7 was lying in wait for us as we entered the corridor and Marruuk got tapped pretty hard. I was able to fall back and begin peppering the RA-7 and to his credit Marruuk kep the droid engaged for quite a bit. Unfortunately, that knock he recieved when we were jumped had him out of sorts and he was overwhelmed. I am guessing the others were frozen in shock at seeing the RA-7 snuff out the Nikto because they were still at the console when I begin bangin on the doors. I did what I could to try and put the droid down, but it just wasn’t enough. Marruuk definitely did his part and fought to the end, definitely a credit to his kind.
Once Marruuk fell, the RA-7, battered and broken, fled to the turbolift and went up to the next deck. We followed in close pursuit but had to hold back once we arrived. Blindly bumbling into the corridor early had cost us a companion already, no sense in doing so again. Luck was with us though because we managed to find the Chief Engineer for the ship. He was banged up pretty bad from an earlier attack by the driod, but Humble was able to stabilize him and get him to his feet. He already knew of the issues regarding the hyperdrive, so we gave him a few stims and sent him to repair the dang thing. He might be Imperial trash, but you have to use whats available. Once the CE left, we cornered the RA-7 and after trading a few shots back and forth, were able to shut him down though not before he corrupted his memory and destroyed the intel therein.
So, here I am on the command deck of the Bendu Shadow watching the stars streak past. We are on our way to meet up with the Adegan Sunrise to recover the Sparrow and then hopefully leave this sector behind. The Twi’lek said we should be coming out of hyperspace in just a minute, so I guess I will pick this back up later.
Ah, there’s the Adegan Sunrise. I guess ole Major D. ain’t so bad after all. I just hope he’s kept his word in regards to the Sparrow as well. <alarms> SITHSPIT!!!
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