Team: Morris, Kirt, Dune, Kes Suvan, Zholl Wakthan
There's a job lingering on Seev’s job board, from Imp sympathizer against Geema the hutt.
We agree to take the meeting, but do some research beforehand.
We know that Geema was planning three jobs: assassinations (contracts taken by Bounty Hunters), and theft of property (munitions & ordinance were stolen), third job done by us.
Imperial Agent: unpronounceable name, called “Sleem,” unknown alien. Very large, about 10ft tall, but not physically fit. He’s wearing fancy clothing with an absurd hat.
We meet him at a restaurant; there are many empty platters in front of him. Geema has a person who is valuable to the Imperials, he wants them retrieved, Governor Pol Malej (former DESTAB Imperial agent). Geema intends to make money by using the Governor as a sporting exposition, he will be hunted, and the world has hostile fauna and traps as well. Reward for return of Governor (100K credits), extra for Senator (20K credits) from Enarc (but he’s expendable). Other prisoners involved in game. They’ve been missing for around 6 months. Games scheduled in about 3 weeks. Area is a forested world with bodies of water. Starts in forest, prisoners given 1 day head start before the hunters set loose. Not the first game, so there is equipment possibly lying around.
He has two methods for our insertion: as professional hunters, or sneaking in.
We leave to discuss options and do some research. The winner of the hunt (most kills) gets 50K credits.
We learn some other prisoners: various debtors, another Enarc Senator Lynth (anti-Imperial), and Commander Tennic of Oxxus Base.
We recall that Sketh (Kathar) and Pookahman (Natolan) pilots that used to work for Geema, but we recruited to resistance.
We head back to Penumbra Base HQ to share info with the cell. Abigail is currently out of dock on mission.
Senator Lynth went missing during the election, allowing Senator Veric to win the seat.
Dax can place bets on us taking out the Governor at X time.
Sketh & Pook know where he’s held these games before. Can get us there, but haven’t witnessed the games before. World has native population, they avoid the locations where he drops the animals. Uncle pacified planet, Geema inherited it. Natives have repulsor craft, but not interested in space travel, no blaster tech.
12 Hunters (individual or team up to 3)
1) Cssygg (Transdoshan, infamous wookie killer, fights with bow-caster)
2) D49 (Droid, Destroyer droid reprogramed)
3) Team 1 (trio, sentient with 2 droids)
4) Team 2 (duo,
5) Team 3 (duo,
Take mission from Sleem to prevent others from taking it. Get vehicle for on-planet transport.
Rescue Commander and Lynth.
Take out Pol Malej and Senator Barrak.
Extract from planet.
Kes buys us a Com Jammer, and makes a friend of the merchant.
We take the job from Sleem. No advance credits available. He will provide a tracked vehicle for on-planet transport (Sil 3, Speed 2, Handling -2, Armor 2, Hull Thresh 18, Sys Strain 20).
We take codenames Shadow 1 – 5, and set up blackout suits for the mission.
Seeve is happy that we talked to Sleem. Gives us a datapad with a com directed to us. Com has a symbol on top of the Rebellion. “You have been noticed. Senator Lynths return would be valuable to our cause. May the Force be with you. Fulcrum”
We ID Fulcrum as someone putting out jobs against the Empire.
The symbol is identified as the Rebel Alliance, related to senators that resisted the Empire and were arrested.
We head to Sleems transport. Droid operated. After a time in hyperspace, we are dropped off about 24 hours before the prey is to be let loose. We have a location where they should arrive.
We scout the area in the vehicle, and find an air speeder “crop dusting” a location with something that smells like “angry.” Kirt analyzes the mist, it’s synthesized from an organic hormone that increases aggressiveness. The speeder sets down about a half mile away, we decide to pay a visit.
There’s a humanoid wandering around the ship placing canisters and opening them. Not wearing protective gear. He repeats this process around the landing area, and the dusted area. We take a look at one of the canisters, it’s full of raw meat. We track the air speeder, and eventually find 2 sites where a larger transport could land for delivery of prey. Speeder then lands in the landing area, and waits for the sun to get low. We wait for him to get back in the speeder and takes off.
We gather up the canisters and bury most of one area, keeping about a quarter in a sealed container.
While gathering, we hear something coming through the underbrush. A 6-legged rodent comes into the area, sniffing. We kill it quickly and decide we’ve gathered enough for the night. We head back to the truck, and wait out the night. They mostly ignore the truck.
Morning arrives, and we hear sublight engines getting closer. We hide, and watch a transport come down and launch escape pods into the clearing and fly off. Some open immediately and eventually all open. 15 sentients, 5 humans we don’t recognize.
We turn on the Jammer and head into the clearing. Dune calls out to Commander Tennic. Governor asks if we’re here for the traitor (Dune senses panic from Tennic)? People scatter.
Dune ignites his training saber and hits Tennic (takes 4 Conflict) and drops his saber. Tennic punches Dune. Governor dives for a vibroblade. Kirt takes out Governor’s hamstring. Zoll grapples the Governor, removing his blade. Morris stuns Tennic, putting him down. Various people move around, one Mon Cal gingerly grabs Dune’s saber. Kes shoots Senator Barrak dropping him. Whippid picks up the vibrosword. We hear the fauna start chittering excitedly.
Dune starts calling out to everyone to focus against the animals, winning some to our side. Senator Lynth responds with “May the Force be with you.” Governor fails to harm Zohl, but takes his vibro axe. Zohl takes his opening, and cracks open the Governor’s skull. Morris moves to protect Lynth. Whippid with vibrosword considers Dune and walks away. Wookie heads towards the woods, and is slain by multiple animals, Degs (predatory pack animals, alpha is larger with wings, large litters, spread over area to become dominate species). Kes shoots a deg, Kirt kills the deg.
Dune barks out orders to move towards the vehicle, shooting a deg. Morris runs up and attacks a deg. Zohl runs over and punches a deg, taking it out. Kirt shoots a deg, removing some armor. The Deg Alpha recognizes Dune as an alpha and swoops down upon him, missing but taking his gun. Degs attack Morris, missing. Degs attack Zohl, missing, but knocking him down. Kes gets to the vehicle and starts it up. Mon Cal hands Dune the saber, and the sentients start moving for the vehicle.
Zohl gets up, kills a deg, grapples the other. Morris hits a deg and moves to block the sentients. Dune grabs Tennic’s body and moves to the vehicle. Deg attacks Zohl, missing. Deg hits Zohl. Deg attacks Morris, missing. Alpha scoops up a sentient and eats him. Kirt shoots out the deg on Morris.
We clean up the rest of the degs and get everyone into the vehicle. We send the beacon to our team. Kirt finds that the trackers are surgically implanted.