We rejoin our party as they are travelling from Formos to the suspected location of Bandin Dobah, somewhere in an asteroid field located a short hyperspace flight away. They have all gone to heal and rest after exchanging their Life Day gifts. While resting, both Hannimaul and Shaak had a strange dream. Both dreamed of a scholar hiding a talisman. Shaak shared this with Rufus, Gida and KX while Hannimaul talked only to Ash.
Coming out of hyperspace inside the asteroid field, they soon found the one they were looking for. KX was able to jam the comms on a sentry drone and it was soon destroyed. A Z-Tie fighter emerged from a hanger hidden at the top of the asteroid. It too was quickly dispatched and our party made their way into one of the tunnels they found. Successfully avoiding the sticky ichor and gooey stalactites, they came to a cavern with an abandoned ship. They broke in, looted a bit and KX applied some binary graffiti to the window.
They continued on until they found another cavern. Searching this one, they found a group of mynocks – also quickly killed by new ace gunners, Ash and Gida. With a great show of sense, they didn’t hang around waiting for more to show up.
Meanwhile, while Shaak was meditating, she had a few flashes of foresight. First, she saw Rufus’s pocket, emptier than he was expecting. Next, she saw Geofe’s face, smiling fondly. Finally, she had a flashback of her earlier vision but noticed another presence next to her along with one more distant and perhaps facing away.
Soon, they came upon a well-lit cavern with a pressure curtain and a YV-666 Medium Freighter called The Vagrant. Rufus, Hannimaul, Gida and Geofe quickly moved from The Revenge to the new ship. Geofe rolled a stun grenade into the cargo hold before the team advanced. At the other end of the cargo area, an elevator started descending from above. Before it was all the way to the ground, Rufus blasted all 3 of the men on the elevator! While doing a sultry victory dance over their bodies, a Rodian bounty hunter (Godon Netakka) emerged from one of the escape pods on the other side of the elevator. Startled by the unexpected violence paired with Rufus’s seductive moves, he didn’t fire immediately. (It is possible the Rufus has been spending too much time with Gida.) It took a few attempts, but Rufus was eventually able to get Godon on their side. They took the elevator to the top, where Bandin was likely waiting. They were not disappointed. The Aqualish smuggler baron put up a good fight, injuring Hannimaul before succumbing to Godon’s disruptor pistol. Though still alive, Bandin Dobah was down and now bound and unconscious.
While this was happening, Bandin’s First Mate was manning the laser cannon, attempting to fire on The Revenge. KX was able to jam the weapon while Ash fired at him. Between them, they were able to completely shut him down. He gave up and ran to help his boss…where he went up against Gida and Geofe. After Bandin was down, Hannimaul hopped in and with a sword straight through the stomach, the First Mate was dead. There was much looting.
Ash and Shaak showed up just at the end, both running over to help Hannimaul. Shaak shoved Ash out of the way, earning a hiss from latter, and held her hands above the slash across his chest. A pale green glow emanated from her hands and eased into Hannimaul’s wound. Before his eyes, the wound closed up, the pain subsiding until all that was left was a thin red line marking where there was once an injury.
KX was able to convince the Loader Droids that their “owner” was no longer their owner and they chose to leave the asteroid with the group. Ash looted the crates outside, finding 6 containers of glitterstim (100 doses in each) and only swiped 5 before she called Rufus over. Gida found a similar container in the cargo hold.
Once all of the loot, droids, party members, passengers and prisoner were on board, they took off for Sleheyron. Given the amount of illegal goods and people on board, Rufus decided that turning Bandin Dobah in to Thakba the Hutt was a better choice than delivering him to the Imperials on Kessel, despite the disparity in price. As soon as Rufus declared his decision, Shaak was taken with another vision. This one was again an image of Rufus’s pocket only this time it was bulging.
After the ship took off and everyone was going about their business, Geofe was in the Engineering Bay, sorting out some of the grenades he’d found. He noticed that his datapad was flashing. He had a holomessage. A few taps on the screen and a miniature image of his oldest friend, a scholar, was hovering above his datapad just as Hannimaul walked in to discuss repairing his sword. Shocked, he recognized the man from his earlier vision. The message requested that Geofe visit his friend on Eriadu to assist with some possibly dangerous research. Hannimaul said they needed to go to see that man. Who is he and what is he researching? What sort of reception will our friends receive at the hands of the Hutts? I guess we’ll find out next time on…THE ADVENTURES OF THE HUTT LORD’S REVENGE!