Game Date: Thursday, February 20, 2014
XP GAINED: 5
The game opened on Ryloth, where the crew of the Krayt Fang had been hired to be escorts to a Bothan politician attending the inauguration of the newly-expanded region’s new Imperial Governor.
After some stocking up and purchasing of bugged gifts, the party headed out to the given coordinates, where they were abruptly pulled from hyperspace by the Gravity Wells of an Inderdictor class star destroyer, the Zealot. There was also a heavily-armed prototype Nebula class star destroyer, the Nova, as well as several Imperial support vessels, many transport ships for other diplomats, and a large number of freighters.
After hours of waiting, our heroes finally boarded the Zealot. It soon became clear that there was way more room inside the ship than there ought to have been, so the many transports were probably hired to hold all the extra supplies & such during the inauguration party.
During the early parts of the party, the group did some mingling and met/noticed a number of key individuals…
Jabba the Hutt: Nobody interacted with the infamous crime lord, but his presence was noted
Captain Tower: Female human, captain of the Nova, Coventry’s flagship. Fenn/Mike flirted with her for a bit, though he never got her first name, and learned that the Nova is one of a new experimental type of star destroyer, and that Coventry was able to claim it as his flagship due to his military connections.
Andes Reikhead: human male w/ cybernetic brain implants, Andes talked with Mef/Jay at the bar. He seems like a nice enough guy, old soldier from the clone wars, though a bit eccentric (he went on about this theory he had about infiltrating starships through airvents… and his plans were pretty intricate). Still, he said that if the party ever needed work done on their starship, he was happy to oblige, & gave his contact info to Mef.
Daishe Doneeta: Male twi’lek, offered an ancient gift from his ancestor to Coventry. It was later determined that his clan was likely kicked off Ryloth for some reason, and was trying to get in good with the new governor to gain “official” Imperial permission to return. Though nobody knew what it was in-character, the ancient gift was an intricately carved metallic tube with a cracked crystal at the top… a slightly broken LIGHT SABER. (For those wondering, Tott Doneeta was actually an ancient Jedi, though nobody had anywhere near the Knowledge skills to know that in-character).
Princess _______: Falleen female, clearly not interested in the attempts Dr. Hod/Chris made at interacting with her. The “mean girl” of this sector of the galaxy.
Executive from Corellian Engineering Corp: human male. Nobody spoke with him directly, but it was overheard that he was looking to build a factory in this sector (CEC makes the YT-lines of starships).
Zebulon Chesterfield III: human male. While nobody spoke to him, his enthusiastic cheers when the Governor said “Long live the Emperor” were hard to ignore. He’s a wealthy major player in the region.
Guards & “Non-Guard Guests”: There were storm troopers, sure, but also quite a lot of plain-clothed security officers. IG-74/Elrych’s fake restraining bolt ploy managed to throw them off, and he also managed to conceal his forearm-hidden blaster, as well. This made a difference later on.
Other Folk: There were reps from most every planet in the sector there, though the party didn’t do a lot to interact with them. Also a lot of freighter pilots in the bar area
The governor appeared & gave a big speech, in which he basically said that treason was the worst crime, and that if planets gave up “terrorists” (i.e., Rebels), he’d be willing to look the other way on other “legitimate business ventures”. He also talked-up the Empire & all they had done for everyone, and mentioned that he’d served in both Imperial Spec Forces and the Old Republic’s equivalent military group, the CIS.
After the speech, delegations lined up to make introductions & give gifts to the Governor in a separate room. Fenn’s delegation was preceded by some Twi’lek’s, the Doneeta clan (see above). Fenn offered a Bothan-themed painting (with hidden surveilance equipment in it), and Gov. Coventry spoke with him about an offer to tour the sector, spreading the good will of the Empire. The Governor believed that Fenn was an Imperial loyalist suddenly forced out of political office by the many rebels in Bothan space (not unlike Coventry himself, an Aldaraanian who left the peacenik, anti-Imperial majority on his planet to stay true to the Empire). Fenn said he’d think about it, and we’ll likely deal with that decision next game.
The Rodian delegation after Fenn’s group offered a large plant as a gift… a plant that turned out to be extremely poisonous, and began spewing nerve-toxin, flesh-burning poison at the Governor!
The party acted quickly to save the Governor, carrying him out of the way, pushing down/killing the Rodians, and activating the environmental controls to deal with the deadly gas. When all was done, the party was hailed as heroes of the Empire, and the ramifications for that will become clear next session.