XP Earned: 5
Total XP: 245 plus 25 from Mike before Joe took over = 270
Game Date: 4/23/2015
We began with the party trying to track down the signal from the failing ship of Sheba & Princess Leia. Jumping over to Correlia, they learned that a bounty had been put out on the ship, which was a small long-range transport (pretty much a Raptor from BSG).
Jumping to the middle-of-nowhere spot along the hyperspace course where they knew the ship to be, the party saw that its hull was ionized due to malfunctioning systems, making a direct link-up to their ship impossible.
We went through an extended spacewalk, with Gungi trying to add some brute force Force use to propel Moss, IG, & Odds towards the other ship. Once there, they had some varied technical challenges getting into the vessel, de-ionizing the ship, and getting enough power back on to seal the doors. Finally, they repressurized the back room and opened the cockpit door, where both Leia and Sheba still had life signs, but only Leia was conscious.
With the cockpit windows iced-over, the group in the shuttle could not see what was happening outside…
Meanwhile, Fenn & URL could very easily see the pirate ship “Lucky Penny” that had jumped into system, and was preparing to launch its Z-95 headhunters at the Denial of Service. Fenn did some Fenning at them, which made them pause for a bit, but as the others eventually were mid-space headed back to the ship with a hastily suited Leia and Sheba, missiles were fired, systems were hacked, and a battle was about to go not-so-well for the party.
At the last moment, though, another ship (a PB-950 Patrol Boat – “The Far Reacher”) appeared in the space above the first two, facing down at them. It was heavily armed, but older, and broadcast a message from the bounty hunter Embo, who demanded that the unlicensed pirates not try to collect on a bounty that the Guild would hear about. The pirates backed off, but we left on a cliffhanger as Embo messaged the party and demanded that they let him take Leia into his care.
We will begin the next session with this sub-space staredown.