The session yesterday was a great one, in which the party robbed a train and made new friends. A recap follows, please excuse typos:
After successfully canvassing patrons of a bar for information regarding the Imperial prison train, Gareth and Da’echa exited the establishment into an alleyway only to be confronted by a large Devaronian man who greeted Gareth by name. Assuming him to be a bounty hunter, Gareth drew his vibrosword and charged, only to have the sword shot from his hand by a distance sniper following by a swift kick to the chest from the Devaronian. After requesting a moment of their time, the Devaronian (who introduced himself as “Fixer”, a Black Sun handler) lead Gareth and Da’echa back into the bar. He told them that he was aware of their exploits, and had eyes on them for some time. He then “suggested” that the party bring Ganko back to the Black Sun instead of to the Hutts, as the local Hutt territory would soon be a point of contention. Reluctantly, the pair agreed to this offer whilst Theed and R0-81T remained on their ships awaiting departure.
After dropping the miners from Gavos off on a nearby planet and docking their secondary ship, the party made their way to Kessel to being the rescue. Successfully making their way to the planet surface undetected, the party spotted the armoured prison train consisting of an engine car, three passenger cars, and a turret. As Gareth flipped on the radio jammers and positioned the ship overhead, Theed took a prepared shot at the coupling between the turret car and the rest of the train from his ventral turret position. After a brief firefight exchange between Theed and the turret car, the coupling broke and the turret car began to lag behind. The ship was then repositioned by Gareth, and Theed succeded in breaking the coupling of the engine car, which promptly sped up in an effort to make it to help leaving the rest of the train cruising along on its own.
Meanwhile, R0-81T and Da’echa prepared themselves for the drop down from the ships cargo area to the train. Opening the cargo hatch and successfully planting an end of the rope onto the roof of the train, we learned what happens when a group of relatively poor athletes attempts to fast-rope down a 40′ drop between two vehicles moving at excessive speeds.
Da’echa dropped first, and I do mean “dropped”. She lost grip on the rope and plummeted to the roof of the car, only barely managing to hold onto the train and avoid toppling over the edge. Following this performance, R0-81T attempted the drop and became tangled in the line halfway down, requiring it to take further actions to untangle itself and complete the descent. Fortunately, the two did eventually manage to make it down without too much bloodshed, and began their infiltration of the car.
While the first two members of the boarding party worked at unlocking the roof hatch, Theed took blaster shots from the cargo bay at a Stormtrooper who had popped from the hatch of the rear car and started shooting at the party. After shooting the trooper, another appeared at which point Theed fumbled his blaster causing it to fall from the cargo bay to the ground. At was at this time that Theed moved back to the ventral gun turret, blowing the locked hatch door from the second car and vaporizing the Stormtrooper who had appeared on the third.
Following this, Theed decided to join the boarding party, but became caught up in the rope during his descent and requiring an additional action to complete the drop.
All of this of course was made possible by Gareth’s stunning display of close-quarters piloting, demonstrating nerves of steel even as a canyon wall quickly approached.
As the train entered the canyon and Gareth pulled the ship up to safety, R0-81T and Da’echa found themselves in a close quarter battle from the roof of the first car as they attempted to take out the guards. After some blasters were fired and vibroknives were brandished, the pair dropped a stun grenade into the car which allowed them the time required for entry. A single stormtrooper remained in the back of the car, but was quickly dispatched by a vicious stab from Da’echa.
While the Twi’lek and the droid searched for Ganko in car #1, Theed took a running leap across the gap to the roof of car #2. He was met on the roof by a Stormtrooper, and after a quick hand-to-hand fight atop the roof of the moving train car, Theed stabbed the trooper and tossed him back down into the car. Just as R0-81T and Da’echa stepped through the door into the car, Theed jumped down atop the dead Stormtrooper who had fallen onto his still-breathing comrade, trapping the soldier under several hundred pounds of dead trooper and live adventurer.
It was in this car that Ganko was found, and the party quickly unbound him and attached him to a harness.
During this pitched melee, Gareth managed to catch up to the runaway train engine before it could summon reinforcements. As he had no access to the guns from the pilot seat, Gareth took decisive action. Flying the ship just meters from the planetary surface, Gareth sideswiped the train car with such force that it was sent tumbling across the desert plain, ejecting Stormtroopers through its rapidly deteriorating walls.
The boarding party made it back to the roof just in time to see this, at which point they were picked up by Gareth and the party was on their way into orbit.
Having picked up their second ship nearby the party made contact with Fixer who instructed them to meet on Ord Mantell, a Corellian colony known for being a scoundrel’s paradise. The party is now on this journey, which will take about week in hyperspace travel.
Extra-game actions: Anything you can do on your ship. This includes gear maintenance, gear modification, healing, training, holonet surfing – whatever. Just let me know what you would like to do.
Next Game Session: I’m thinking Sunday evening again, if that works for everyone.
Your continuously astonished GM.