PASTEBIN ANON’S PASTEBIN: http://pastebin.com/Ht5ArLETPREVIOUSLY: http://suptg.thisisnotatrueending.com/archive.html?searchall=Star+Wars%3A+Fortune+Hunter“Your friend is fine,” says the 2-1B medical droid as he oversees Kuvasz on his bed. You stand over his bed with Vikker, crossing your arms. Kuvasz lies there, barely awake, but looking better than last night at least. A bacta patch crosses over his chest where the lightsaber hit him. If he hadn’t been wearing that armor, you’d probably be only looking at half of a Mandalorian right now. “There are extensive burns across his chest, but they should heal with some bed rest and regular application of bacta. Admiral Reike has informed the medical staff to keep you supplied. I must admit, I have not ever had a subject with this much external scarring so it was a very interesting experience.”“Hey, I’m full of surprises,” mutters Kuvasz.Vikker pats Kuvasz on the arm. “Feeling better at least, old man?”“Where’s that nurse?” asks Kuvasz. The 2-1B tilts his head. “There was a nurse here with a very fine rear, I think Rhys and Vikker’d get a kick out of it.” You look at the 2-1B.“Painkillers,” says the 2-1B. Ah. That explains it. “Should wear off within the hour.” Kuvasz groans, trying to sit up. The 2-1B gently pushes him back into bed. “In the meantime, he will be ready to join you soon.”“Thanks, Doc.” You nod. You and Vikker turn around and start walking out of the medbay. “You know, Vik, we got lucky. Real lucky.”“Wouldn’t have happened if you had left the girl back at the ship,” he says. You roll your eyes. If he didn’t want that, he should have said something. The door out of the medbay opens, and the two of you start heading down the hallway. Technicians and engineers were busy at work removing panels and checking electrical wires, apparently diagnostics after the battle that you had missed. Makes you wonder if Eudora is okay. “Listen, Rhys. I think we need to have a serious talk.”[1/3]
>>45380347[2/3]You sigh, then stop Vikker. “Alright, talk.”“That girl is going to get us killed,” says Vikker. “I mean, you-know-what is one thing. But come on, you can’t expect her to just hide it.” He holds up a finger, coming up with a idea. “I say we dump her somewhere isolated. Maybe like Lothal or Jakku or something. Then we go about, find that Fleet, we go back to treasure hunting. In fact, forget all this business with Admiral Reike and the Empire. We just go back to doing what we did.”“Vik, you were the one that got me back working for the Empire again.”He grunts. “And I have regretted that every day since. I need to stop looking at the easy credits. Look, I’m not forcing you to do this. Hell, I owe you my life, Rhys. You saved me.” He pats you on the chest. “Let me save you for once. I’ll let you think about it, alright?”You nod, continuing to walk with him back to the ship. “Alright.”
>>45380358[3/3]Cutting Misri out? Admittedly, you’ve only known her for at most several months in this venture. Not to mention that she’s been shirking her responsibility lately. What would Kuvasz think though? Hell, what would the droids think? Not that they really have a say in the matter, but they all love her. You can’t have all of your droids deserting on you.The two of you go down the lift into the hangar where all the big shuttles are kept. Reike’s personal Lambda, Sentinel Landers, and finally your own Lion’s Share. It’s places like this that make you feel at home, really. The black reflective floors, the illumination, the feeling of… you’re not sure what the feeling is but it’s there. Lev meets you at the boarding ramp. “Sir.”“Lev.” You’re about to pass him up. Vikker does, leaving you behind. You need to check on Misri, see if she’s fixed up anything.“Sir.” He catches your sleeve, stopping you. He holds up a holopad, which blinks with an incoming message. And not just any holopad. Eudora’s holopad. She’s calling you. “She is calling you.”> Pick it up in your quarters. You might as well hear her out.> Leave her hanging, you’re not talking with rebels.> Other
>>45380374>> Pick it up in your quarters. You might as well hear her out.we aren't booting Misri. She's learned her lesson in Not Getting Everyone She Knows Killed.
>>45380374>Pick it up in your quarters. You might as well hear her out.
>>45380374> Pick it up in your quarters. You might as well hear her out.May as well pick up another side quest.
> Pick it up in your quarters. You might as well hear her out.You take the holopad out of his hands. “Thanks.” You hurry up the ramp, then head down the hall into your quarters. You shut the door and lock it. Can’t have anybody disturbing you. You sit down at your desk, then take the call.And out of it comes the image of Eudora. Out of her orange flightsuit now and wearing a simple grey woolie pullie with black pants. She brushes a bit of her red hair back, her arms folded as she looks at you. “Rhys.”“Didn’t you say this was for me to call you?” you ask.“It was,” she says. “But circumstances have changed a bit. We know you’re close to finding the Katana Fleet.” Well, she’s not wrong about that. But it’s less close and more you’ve found a way to find it now. Admiral Reike hasn’t called for you to report on it yet though.Then again… “You’re taking an awful risk contacting me like this.” “We’re using old Separatist channels,” she says. “Haven’t been used in years, Empire probably doesn’t even know they exist. If you’re wondering how we know you’re close, a little lizard and his walking carpet of a friend told us.” … Kublai and MadClaw. You need to throw those freeloaders off. Damn it. “Don’t blame them, we paid them to steal a carrier, instead they get us the intel of the year.”[1/2]
>>45380850[2/2]“Right,” you say. “So. You want me to sell out the Empire then for it so the Rebels can claim all those ships for themselves? Then what, you go around terrorizing more worlds?” You scoff, leaning back in your seat. “I’m not an idiot, and you’re not a hero, Eudora.”“You presume too much,” she says sternly. “Me and mine want to discuss details with you. But we request that you come alone. You can bring one of your astromechs, but that’s it. I want to talk to you in person about this. There’s too much to discuss over a secret comm channel and if I talk too long, I risk compromising the Fleet’s location.”“… and if it’s a trap?” you ask.She shakes her head. “It’s not a trap. I am trusting you to not bring the entire Empire on top of the Fleet, and in return, I’m going to make sure the boys and girls here who have friends that you shot down, don’t immediately blast you on sight. Will you come or not?”> “Fine. Transmit me the coordinates.”> “No. I’m not working with rebels.”> Other
>>45380867>> “No. I’m not working with rebels.”What? No.Fuck that.Also, we need to get Kublai and Madclaw off of the ship now, they blew their free ride.
>>45380867>and in return, I’m going to make sure the boys and girls here who have friends that you shot down, don’t immediately blast you on sight.>tfw you say shit like this and expect it to sound like a positive thing
>>45380867>“Fine. Transmit me the coordinates.”The least he can do is hear them out. Still, the time of reckoning is coming. Rebels are rebels, but the Empire has been filled with nothing but cunts out to kill us and exploit us. Rhys may have been in flight school and have a soft spot for the military that brought him up, but he's not the loyalist Lotte is.
>>45380867>> “Fine. Transmit me the coordinates.”I'm intrigued. Besides, this might be the chance for Rhys to see what the Rebels are like when they aren't trying to kill him.
>>45381016Exactly. This is a rare glimpse into the Rebel war engine.
>>45380867> “No. I’m not working with rebels.”Let's face it, when we tried playing two sides with Zann, one of them got fed up of our shit and decided we needed to die. The Empire aren't going to react kindly to us pissing about talking to other people, especially after Reike got the inquisitors off of us.
>>45380956Seriously, right? What is it with the women in poker life being terrible sales people?>>45380867> Other"No, we will meet at a time and place of my choosing. We can discuss terms then."
>>45380978>but the Empire has been filled with nothing but cunts out to kill us and exploit usLotte, the guy at the academy who had us thrown out, and fucking shitty inquisitors and Co.Everyone else has been pretty okay, the Officer on Manaan or whatever, the Stormtrooper bros, Reike has even been up front with us.
>>45381073That's because Zann was a prick trying to play both sides of the conflict and wanted the Katana Fleet to strongarm everyone. Rhys is already marked for death/capture by the Inquisition, and he's never really parleyed with the Rebels before.>>45381097Reike makes everyone's stomach churn. He's only playing it straight because Rhys is his best chance at the ultimate promotion if he can secure the Katana Fleet.
>>45380867>> “Fine. Transmit me the coordinates.”
>>45380867> “Fine. Transmit me the coordinates.”I think we're nearing the end of our rope with the imperials. We owe that admiral.. Reiker something or other but I'm worried that as soon as we hand over the fleet they're coming after us.
Alternatively, we could get the co-ordinates to the Rebels, and send Misri off to them so she can embrace her Jediness, and we can fuck off and find the fleet.>>45381133Even the inquisitors don't much care for us, they only care about Misri, because she's the one using the force. Once we get rid of her and give them the Katana fleet, we'll just be rich insignificant scum.
>>45381200Rhys barely trusts the Rebellion to do anything other than die when he shoots at them, why would he ever think they wouldn't take advantage of Misri?
>>45381200>Dropping MisriLet's not start this, not now at least.
>>45380867>“Fine. Transmit me the coordinates.”
So we're taking the coordinates and then transmitting them to the Empire, right?
>>45381133>He's only playing it straight because Rhys is his best chance at the ultimate promotion if he can secure the Katana Fleet.Yes, and?He an honestly bad man, but he's honest, and he won't just fuck us over just because, and he won't throw hissy fits because we did something he didn't like.He sees us as a useful asset and he treats us like one, maybe he will try to dispose of us, but that;s a maybe, and he's more likely to want to keep one of the best pilots in the galaxy around after this job because we're really fucking good.Reike isn't some mustache twirling villain, he's a cunning and intelligent (albeit evil) man. He's not going to "You found teh fleet, NOW DIE MUAHAHAHAAH" us.
>>45381224Because it's a kinder fate than just dumping her on Jakku as Vikker suggested, and let's face it she's going to get caught by inquisitors pretty quickly if she's not with the Rebels.
>>45381262I'd argue that leaving her with the Rebellion would get her killed even quicker. And there's a solid chance that if she's just abandoned to the Rebellion that she and Rhys would end up fighting each other.
>>45381253>He's not going to "You found teh fleet, NOW DIE MUAHAHAHAAH" us.I guaran-fucking-tee you he will. Even someone as amazing as Rhys is still a freelancer, and freelancers - no matter how capable - are a liability.
>>45381262It's not going to happen, sorry mate
>>45381302Yeah, cause Vader just killed Boba the moment they got to cloud city right?
>>45381302>I guaran-fucking-tee you he will.Nuh uh.
>>45380867>> “No. I’m not working with rebels.”
>>45380867> “No. I’m not working with rebels."
>>45381302For what purpose? If the Empire gets the fleet, they have all the cards. You cut off loose ends if they have something valuable that you can't risk getting out, and a whole bunch of then-useless nav logs isn't worth shit to anyone.
>>45381322"Secure Han Solo and Leia" vs. "Secure the Katana Fleet"One of these will win the Empire the war outright.
>>45380867>>“Fine. Transmit me the coordinates.”
>>45381302>For what pvrpose?What's Rhys going to do? Tattle that the Empire now has the Katana fleet?Because that'll be such big and well-hidden news, oh boy! If he tells people that they'll be able to do literally nothing with it!
>>45381377Watch, the Katana fleet's random hyperspace jumps have rendered the "fleet" into just two or three remaining ships.
> “Fine. Transmit me the coordinates.”“Alright, I’ll humor you, Eudora. But if this is a trap, I will bring Admiral Reike and his fleet down on top of you. Transmit me the coordinates.”“Relax. Unlike the Empire, we’re willing to negotiate with everybody. I’ll see you soon.” Her hologram disappears, and in place of it comes hyperspace coordinates. You download it and take up the holopad.Hm.Grab your helmet and your life support pack and pull them on. “Sir.” Lev calls you over his commlink. “Admiral Reike is requesting a report on the tracker. What should I tell him?”“Is it done?” you ask as you head into the cargo bay.“Almost, the navcomputer we have designed for it is currently calculating all destinations along the route of travel that the logs we recovered have, it will take time,” he says.“Then tell him that,” you say as you drop down to your R-22. “And tell him that I will be indisposed in the meantime. I’m going out for a short ride.” You open up the cockpit and slip yourself on in. Now you need an astromech droid too.But who to slot in?> R5-Z3. Reliable, always.> R3-M18. If it turns out to be a trap, he’ll make an excellent distraction.> R2-L20. Uh. He’s efficient?> Nah, forget it. You’ll go alone.
>>45381488>R5-Z3. Reliable, always.
>>45381488>> R5-Z3. Reliable, always
>>45381488> R3-M18. If it turns out to be a trap, he’ll make an excellent distraction.Everything always goes wrong for us, at least he'll go out fighting.
>>45381488>> R5-Z3. Reliable, always.best astromech
>>45381488>> R3-M18. If it turns out to be a trap, he’ll make an excellent distraction.We're fucked.
>>45381488> R5-Z3. Reliable, always.
>inb4 the rebels try to capture and interrogate usAnd don't shake their hands or hug them, tracking device avoidance 101.
> R5-Z3. Reliable, always.R5-Z3 gets himself comfortable inside of the astromech slot. “Sir, I’m honored that you would have me as a regular inside of this slot.”“Well, if this were an X-Wing, R5, you’d be a great bodyblocker on account of that thick head of yours,” you say.“And your cockpit makes an excellent shield in case a Starfighter strafes our flank, sir.” You smirk as your Starfighter is craned to the back of the cargo bay, to the hangar. “I am calculating the coordinates now, and also implement the sensor jammer so that the Empire cannot follow us unless you mean them to.”“Good, good.” You double check systems as you’re dropped out of your hangar, and out of the hangar of the Redeemer and into space. You take a good look at the fleet orbiting Alpheridies. Dozens of cruisers, mixed in with several Imperial Star Destroyers. And who knows how many TIE Fighters as well. You pull your mask and take a deep breath. Now or never you guess. “Alright, R5, take me in.”With a loud bang, you get to traveling.--The jump was only a short distance away. What made it difficult was that it wasn’t on any known hyperspace lanes or charted space. A lot of farmboys like to think themselves geniuses when they say they’d just go “around” blockades or “go as the convor flies”. In reality, hyperspace travel through even charted space was difficult. You had to make sure you didn’t fly into a star or into a planet’s surface, you had to get the right trajectory so you actually came near the place in the first place. And then there’s Purrgil who occasionally wander into hyperspace lanes.Makes your skin crawl just thinking about it really, people who oversimplify things.You come out of hyperspace is a very distant part of space. No nearby stars, no celestial bodies to take account of. Just stars, blackness, and the rings of the galaxy above you. “R5, you see anything?”[1/2]
>>45382198[2/3]“Straight ahead, sir,” he says. “I am detecting several large signatures, capital ship size.” Your sublights take you directly ahead, and out of the blackness comes the increasingly growing specks of a fleet. Yep, this is the place. It was a huge cobbled together mess this fleet. Some Mon Calamari transports, old Separatist Munificents and even a Providence and a Recusant, Corellian corvettes and gunships of all types, and even a stolen Neb-B here and there. But in the center of it all was the massive familiar shape of an old Lucrehulk battleship. You recognize that battleship, it’s all across Imperial Navy registers as being part of the legendary Separatist holdout fleet.The Separatist 5th Sector Fleet.> 5th Sector Fleet <> The Separatist holdout fleet, now aligned with the Rebel Alliance <Certainly larger than Reike’s, but definitely not up to the tech. “Sir, incoming fighters.” You unlock weapons quickly. And flying past you now are two X-Wings. They immediately curve around and fly on either side of your flank. “Their weapons are unpowered and their comms are declaring a truce signal, they appear to only want to escort you in.”[2/3]
>>45382211[3/3]“Fine,” you say. You look at the pilot on your right, and he looks back at you. He gives you a very obscene gesture with his fingers at you, and you return the favor back.They escort you into the hangar of the old Lucrehulk. Tractor beam projectors are quick to lock you in, and bring you to a landing. Old Vulture droids are patrolling around, backed up by rusting B1s and B2s along with regular organic soldiers of all species. You pop the cockpit, then step out. R5 hops out as well.And coming to meet you now is Eudora. “See?” she says with a slight smile. “Not a trap.”“No, I see your logic, you’re planning on ambushing me when I’m out of my fighter because you know I’ll win if you put me in a fighter,” you explain. You smirk back at her. “Good try though, I will admit.”She rolls her eyes. “I see you haven’t changed much since Flight School. But, regardless, welcome aboard the Usury.”> “How about you show me around first? I like to scope out the competition.”> “So we going to talk business or what?”> “How about we catch up first. Not every guy has a Rebel pilot for a friend.”> Other
>>45382253>“How about we catch up first. Not every guy has a Rebel pilot for a friend.”
>>45382253>> “How about we catch up first. Not every guy has a Rebel pilot for a friend.”
>>45382253Wonder if we can buy any of those B1s?
>>45382287We already have a pair of B1s piloting the Lion's Share, though.
>>45382287Worth a shot. a quick safe reprogram would be Critical though.
>>45382304What do we have to repel boarders anon? and what about all of the other weapons Batteries, Shit we could install more AA guns for the bastards to shoot.
>>45382342>Attempting to board the fastest fatass in the galaxy
>>45382253> “So we going to talk business or what?”
>>45382253>> “How about we catch up first. Not every guy has a Rebel pilot for a friend.”I like Eudora for now but in a bystander's point of view i feel that the rebels give me a irrie feeling.
>>45382253> “How about we catch up first. Not every guy has a Rebel pilot for a friend.”Don't forget the leer and wink that goes with this, if I recall correctly this little rebel tops Rhys' list of galaxies best badonk-a-donks.
>>45382394Considering Rhys is the guy who has singlehandedly routed entire Rebel fleets in the past, it's not surprising they're not keen on him.
>>45382417not just that, but its violent uprisings. The empire is bad we know this but the rebels are pairing up with people who started the clone wars which caused the empire to form in the first place.
>Rebels all think we let Eudora go because she batted her eyelashes at us>Every person around us probably knew someone that we killed, or knew someone that knew someone who was killed by us>We're probably dead if we don't agree right here to join the Rebels>Even if we do join they all hate usWhy was this a good idea, again?
>>45382586Because /tg/ can't keep their dicks in their pants for more than two seconds, causing them to act several kinds of retarded.
>>45382642Parley with the Rebels had nothing to do with Eudora, even if she's the one who put in a good word for us.
>>45382586Because a good old friend asked us. Though I think we shouldn't forget about what happen with Lotte.
>>45382693You know the story about the male lover who was so bad, he turned her lover into a lesbian? That's what's about to happen to Lotte: her attempts to win Rhys back to the Empire fucked up so badly, she turned him into a Rebel.
>>45382734True, however that is not i was getting at, I feel that Eudora and Lotte are both idealistic on what their side is doing is right. In which both are about to use Rhys since he is good at what he does.
>>45382734Rebels a shit, super high-tech next-gen personally designed TIE model a bestdeploying from a Star Destroyer owned by a commander of our choosing a better
>>45382793All while Rhys doesn't want anything to do with anything. All he wants is to make that paper. The aurodium treasure ship was supposed to be his retirement job, but Lotte's theft forced him to stay in the game.
GuysJust remember to check our droid once this 'meeting' is over.We dont want them to hack our trusted droid like Lotte did to Lev
>>45382865Lev wasn't "hacked", he was a double agent from the start, even was hinted at a few times, you dumbasses just never went on a warpath to stop him.We actually had to "hack" him to make him a "good" guy.Come on, anon.
>>45382793that's a bingolets not forget that while the empire has a faction who would like nothing better than to lightsaber our little blind friend to death, the rebels do't have that hangup.
> “How about we catch up first. Not every guy has a Rebel pilot for a friend.”“Before we talk though, Eudora. How about you and me catch up?” you ask. “I mean, I don’t suppose you have time for a bit of fooling around with an old friend, now don’t you?”She tilts her head, giving you a very coy look. “Oh, -suddenly- you want something to do with the Rebel Alliance now that I’m involved.” You shrug. “Fine, we can head up to my quarters, have a quick drink before we talk with Admiral Attun Palalin.” She motions you to follow her. R5 starts following you too, but you turn around and stop him.“Stay with the ship, R5,” you say. “Just in case.” He tips himself forward in a nod, then rolls back to the ship.“Smart,” she says. “Any usable scrap or ship we can find usually gets stolen.” Well, at least she admits it. You take a quick glance at her swaying rear before turn your eye back to her face. “However, not everything is as it seems. I’ll explain everything later.” You nod, shoving your hands in your pockets. You take one look left to see a row of X-Wings sitting and being attended to by pilots in orange flightsuits. They all look over at you, and glare at you when you pass by.“… who are they?” you ask.She looks over at them, then back at you. “That’s my crew. Menace Squadron.” She leans over to you. “Two of ours were shot down over Tython so we’ll try and keep some distance, alright?” You nod. Fair enough. You look back at them, and they all continue to glare at you. A human male with messy blonde hair, a Neimoidian female, a human girl who couldn’t be more than fifteen, a Polis Massan (that isn’t actually glaring at you), a Rutian Twi’lek guy, and a very strong looking Ithorian, all of them come together to fight the Empire.> Menace Squadron <> Eudora’s Squadron of misfit pilots <[1/3]
>>45382924But it is the Empire faction that likes us that is keeping them at bay.
>>45382956[2/3]--You hold Eudora’s old TIE Pilot helmet as you stand in her room. She pours a glass of Corellian rum for you and herself, then sits down at your desk. “So, kept your helmet?” you ask.“Yep.” She kicks back in her seat as you look around you’re her room. For the Commander of a Squadron, this was rather… grim. Grime and rust was getting at the corners and the cracks between ceiling and wall. The bed appeared to be more frame than bed. And her chest of drawers at the foot of that bed was filled with dirty clothes and a pile of an orange jumpsuit. Not to mention the desk where lots of files and holobooks were placed. All in all, it was more like a janitor’s closet than an Officer’s Room. “We have to spare room for what supplies we can get, means I don’t get my own office.” She shrugs, smirking. “I like it in here anyway, it’s cozy.”“Sure it-“ You kick your foot against her bed, then gently place her helmet next to the pillow on her bed where you found it. You sit down on the chair in front of her desk. “Sure it is.” You take your glass and take a sip. “So this is where you’ve been the past six or seven years since I was expelled?”“I only defected a year ago,” she says. “Racked up a good killcount of pirates and rebels before then, then I defected.” You nod, taking another sip. She holds out the bottle for you, and immediately you take it from her. “I don’t expect you to understand why I defected, I know you’re a stubborn guy, too full of yourself to think about why others might do things contrary to what you might think is smart.”“I’m not that full of myself,” you say. “I just wonder what the Rebels have to offer compared to the Empire. Restoring an old corrupt Republic? Bringing back freedom? What kind of nonsense is that?”[2/3]
“You just proved my point,” she says quickly. She brushes back her red hair again, then sighs deeply. “Look, things are worse here. The X-Wings are the most advanced thing here. We’re having to back it up with Clone Wars surplus that we shove old leaky hyperdrives into and then attach drop tanks to. The Vultures are too degraded and are only useful in dogfights for ramming things. The pilots we get are farmboys who took too many trips around the Swoop ring, the Admiral bless his heart he’s nice but he thinks we’re still fighting the Clone Wars, and going without food for a day or two is a regular occurrence.”“Then why stay?” you ask. “Even if you think the Empire is wrong, no pilot can suffer this. Why?”“Unlike the Empire, I’m a person to them,” she says back. She shrugs, taking a deep chug of her entire glass. “Still, wouldn’t expect you to understand that. Again, full of yourself.”You sigh. “So, what, you think this stuff is enough to fight the Empire then?”“It’s a start.” She holds out her glass, and you pour more rum into it for her. “Thanks.”“So. Is this the part where you want to offer me a spot in your little Fleet?” You knew this was coming. She’ll offer you a job, she’ll bring you into their fold, she’ll offer all kinds of-““No.” … what. “This is the part where I ask you, as a friend, to help us with this one thing.” She leans on her desk, looking at you very sternly. “We can’t offer you much in terms of credits. We sure as hell can’t let you leave with any of our droids or ships. We just want one thing and one thing only.”> “I thought I was here to catch up, not to talk business.”> “Start pouring, I’m going to get buzzed to hear this.”> “Fine, what is this ‘one thing’?”> Other
>>45382991>> “I thought I was here to catch up, not to talk business.”
>>45382991>“Start pouring, I’m going to get buzzed to hear this.”
>>45382991>> “Start pouring, I’m going to get buzzed to hear this.”
>>45382991>"This is starting to sound similar to what Lotte asked of us. Is this how got Fil into this thing before he died?"I feel we should make this point.
>>45383033>>45383045>>45383052>>45383056Literally the dumbest thing when you are somewhere on business. We're going to go up to the Admiral drunk and get our shit fucked up.
>>45382991>>45383033>>45383045>>45383052>>45383056We're are due to meet Reike, being drunk won't help.>>45383068Supporting this.
>>45382991> “Start pouring, I’m going to get buzzed to hear this.”
>>45383068Pinning another defector's death on Eudora? Harsh.
>>45383033>>45383045>>45383052>>45383056>>45383108Why? We are at a enemy base and you guys want to get shit faced?
>>45382991> “Fine, what is this ‘one thing’?”What the fuck are you people doing? Getting hammered over business is stupid, let alone eating or drinking anything on a ship where the crew wants us dead.
>>45383128She said it herself, that she convinced Fil to defect and she wasn't good enough to cover him.
>>45382991Changing >>45383045>“Fine, what is this ‘one thing’?”
>>45382991>> “Fine, what is this ‘one thing’?”>>45383068This. We'll hear her out but she playing he friend card is kind of what Lotte did.
>>45383190The difference is Eudora didn't openly backstab Rhys like Lotte did.
>>45382991> “Fine, what is this ‘one thing’?”Yeah, everyone here wants to murder us, even 'our friend' isn't exactly hiding her dislike for us. Let's get this chat over with.But let's face it, the 'friend' card got Fil killed, and is what fucked us over trusting Lotte.
>>45382991>The Vultures are too degradedWow their mechanic must be shit. I mean can you imagine Misri getting her hand on these guys.
>>45383278Misri would defect simply because there's so much shit to fix.
>>45383322Not really, she's too busy playing Jedi and has been shirking he duties fixing shit for us.
> “Fine, what is this ‘one thing’?”“What is this one thing?” you ask as you place your glass on her desk. “And let me warn you, Lotte pulled the friend thing with me. I don’t suppose you did the same thing with Pil, right?”She narrows her eyes, giving you a slight glare. “Harsh.” She sighs, taking another drink of rum quickly. “Let me explain. The Katana Fleet is one of the largest collection of free ships out there. If the Empire were to get their hands on it, the subjugation of the Outer Rim would be complete. They could post ships at every hyperspace lane, at every corner and nook we could conceivably hide in. We’d run ourselves into the ground trying to run away, not to mention that if they modernize all of those ships, they could be ready to liberate dozens of worlds that rebel. You know last year, the Empire ‘liberated’ five rebel controlled planets with the Base Delta Zero initiative.”You shake your head. “Yeah, I don’t really care. What separates you from them?”“I’m going to be completely honest with you. We don’t have the manpower to crew these ships. We don’t have the money to fix them, and they will need fixing. And we don’t have the logistic chains to maintain all of those ships at once.” Then why hunt for the Katana Fleet? Wait. She can’t be serious. “We found ourselves an old astromech that can decode the Fleet’s security systems. You’re well aware that they’re all running slave circuitry coded to the flagship, right?”You nod. “Right.”“We’ve coded a self-destruct program.” A very heavy air comes in between you and her now. “We are going to blow up the Katana Fleet.”…“You’re nuts,” you say.[1/3]
>>45383550[2/3]“We can’t use those ships, even if we wanted to,” she says. “We don’t have the droids, we don’t have the men. You know the specs for the Katana-class Dreadnaughts demand 2,200 crew members right? That’s at least 440,000 crewmembers at least,” she says. “We don’t have that kind of manpower. We’re -losing- manpower every day. Chandrillan militia can’t support us anymore since the Empire started putting checkpoints on the major hyperspace lanes. The Ryloth Resistance can’t send us anymore weapons or men either.” She leans over to you, nearly getting in your face. “And this Fleet is the –last- Separatist holdout in the galaxy. I’ve confirmed it with folks on the inside. There are no more like this Fleet. No more Gizor Dellsos or Corporate Alliance mooks to help us. The cells are too scattered, we’re too few. That Fleet, if the Empire gets its hands on us, will destroy us.”“Yeah. Nice little rant there,” you say. “But… what do you want me to do?”“I ask that you level the playing field for us, and give us a way to find the Katana Fleet,” she says. “Kublai told us you were working on a tracker of some kind. We want one too, or at least the coordinates to one of the potential destinations. You do this, we can pay you, we’re square and we won’t bother you again.”[2/3]
>>45383570[2/3]“So what do you want to pay me then?” You cross your arms, squinting at her.She sighs, resting her hand in her hands. “Five thousand, ten thousand when the job is done.”“… that’s it?” you ask. “Fifteen K?”“It’s all we can spare,” she says. “We need everything here. Even as old as the droids are, they still have an important role for us, and they’re absolutely irreplaceable now that the Empire is cracking down on the old foundries and the sale of Sep droids.”“This is a joke.” You shake your head, laughing a bit. “The Empire is paying me a hell of a lot more than that, plus giving me a bonus when I complete it. You have to offer more.”“We can’t,” she says. “I’m begging you, just please help us.” She knows this is way too little. She has to be holding out on you, surely.> “No, I’m out of here.”> “Come on, surely you can offer more.”> “Fine, I can take that. All in advance though.”> Other
>>45383586>> “Come on, surely you can offer more.”Something, anything, people with bounties, a map to some treasure, fucking anything because 15K is spitting in our faces.
>>45383586>Other "Come on, don't jerk me around on this. I need you to be honest- all cards on the table. That's the only way I'll help you. I am done being jerked around by others to help people I care about kill each other."
>>45383586> “No, I’m out of here.”Even Zann gave us a better offer, and he's a nutcase. And even if she is holding out on us a bit, it's not going to even reach 50,000 creds anyway.
>>45383586> “Come on, surely you can offer more.”
>>45383586>OtherFind me a mint condition V-Wing still in the package and we might have a deal
>>45383586>> “Come on, surely you can offer more.”It doesn't have to be credits don't you have anything you can give me? treasure maps? some new ship design? Be honest with me.
>>45383586>“No, I’m out of here.”
>>45383586>> “No, I’m out of here.”I'm not making a bigger enemy for less money.
>>45383622>>45383654>>45383671I feel what we are asking, she might end up selling her body to us by the way she sounds so desperate.But honestly I just have a hard time believing her on her claims.
>Come on, surely you can offer more
>>45383698No sex in the fucking GALAXY beats what the Empire will give us for Katana Fleet.
>>45383586> "I'll take it into consideration."It's not a good idea to openly refuse something like this when our ship's tractored and we're surrounding by blood hungry rebels.>>45383698Even if she did, it wouldn't be worth it.
Wait, so before they could spare 50,000 credits to liberate a cruiser from a station, but now they can only spare 15k to ensure their survival?Schteel, I call bullshit!
>>45383742The money's already gone through.
>>45383586 >“Come on, surely you can offer more.”
>>45383586>>45383742This. Call her out on her bullshit. The dinky room, the broken rusty ships. Hell they had enough credits to pay Kublai and Madclaw.
>>45383742They spent money on one thing and now they can't spend it on another. Not a hard question to answer.
>>45383756What about the bounty on our head?I feel there are some discrepancies.
>>45383778Obviously they are utter shit at money management, no wonder their rebellion is going nowhere.
>>45383586>“What is this one thing?” you ask as you place your glass on her desk. “And let me warn you, Lotte pulled the friend thing with me. I don’t suppose you did the same thing with Pil, right?”She said that was Harsh but we are right aren't we?
>>45383586>"Come on, surely you can offer more.”
>>45383586> “No, I’m out of here.”
>>45383586>You offered Madclaw and Kublai more then 50,000 on one ship, you guys put a bounty on my head for just as much. So call me skeptical.> “Come on, surely you can offer more
>>45383586>“Come on, surely you can offer more.”Give me the bounty YOU put on MY head.
>>45383586> “Come on, surely you can offer more.”"Call me what you will, but i'm not a chump. 15,00 credits is a good starting point for negotiations, but I gotta tell you any deal that doesn't allow me to retire someplace quiet and out of the way where your damn war won't find me is going to be a non-starter. "
If we give her coordinates, they'll turn out to be the right ones, and we'll be left with no Katana Fleet to show for it. That means no pay and no TIE prototype at best. At worst Reike will figure out we sold the Fleet's location to the Rebels because they're not trying to kill us anymore.
I honestly don't believe her.They had B-Wings, all the fights we had with the Rebels had advance aircraft, not one Clone Wars surplus. OIt feels like Lotte in which she says she is fine with her small outpost but we get pulled over when she became a commander of star destroyer.
>Giant payout to win the war (for the Empire)>Small payout to even the warLike it or not, the Rebels can't match Imperial coffers, but it's still something to consider.>Plunging the galaxy into a new era of darkness and terror because "fuck you, pay me"
>>45383586>I want you, out of this conflict, if you need somewhere to go then you can stay on my ship, ,that is my price the tracker, for you out of the game.
>>45383989It's actually a terrible starting place for negotiations because it's so low. It's like a single trip to Alderaan.It's almost insulting considering they offered Kublai 50,000 for a single ship, and the bounty on us is also higher.I'd almost say they've calculated this, shown us the shittiest bit of their fleet, without any new shiny a-wings or b-wings, to make us 'feel' for them.
>>45384072For the tracker it is a start, besides saying this will test her resolve.
>>45384071Again, we are not some jedi or old republic loyalist. We are a scrounger and a pilot who just want to fly ships.We couldn't care less.
>>45384084That is what I'm saying. They show us the shit show but hie the goods. They may have piss poor money management, as german said but everything we encountered and seen points to the contrary
>>45384084Hence one of the suggestions to ask for the bounty they put on Rhys's head. Rhys claims his own bounty, the Katana Fleet is blown up, Rhys is square with the Rebels because now the Empire doesn't get to fuck them raw with no lube.
>>45384139Do you think admiral Reike is stupid?
>>45384072Gauge her reaction to this, it would be a good measure of how serious these rebels are about their lack of resources. If she accepts they are playing us if she refuses then they truly need every scrap they have.
>>45384177Considering he's an imperial officer....yes, I think so.
>>45383884This. Either they're better off then they say they are, or they weren't gonna pay them the 50k. Both possibilities paint them as shady fucks.
>>45384189Well, looks like you're a good candidate for admiralty, then.
>>45384189He served in the Clone Wars, he has a good eye for talent, is important to the emperor, and is suspicious of us about the Jedi.
>>45384139Even then, that's what 65,000 credits? Far less then what we've been promised by the Empire. It also means the Empire don't want to murder us, and the Rebels will be too btfo to seek revenge against us. Plus once the Rebels are dealt with the Empire can go and crush Zann.I mean Rhys is petty and greedy. There isn't really a real benefit to helping the Rebels.
>>45384188a genius plan
>>45384225Apart from not watching his only real friends in the galaxy die?
>>45384188It's kind of stupid to say "hey, what about you give me nothing?", because then she'd just say yes and that's that.We have no reason to be here.
>>45384225I wouldn't say petty, greedy sure but he can be talked to. It's just that the same sob story is what Lotte did to us and we are a bit more guarded about that.Not to mention there's being greedy and being duped. We seen what the rebels have and are capable of. 15k is a bullshit amount.
>>45384259What real friends? Vicker, R5, Misri and Kuvasz are his only real friends. And the Empire isn't just going to kill every non-human for shits and giggles, the only one in any real danger is Misri, and she wouldn't be if she had listened to us.Lotte fucked him over, he wouldn't even be talking to Eudora if she hadn't survived us shooting her down, and the Furies aren't going to be effected by this either way since they lost their chance to build a new Mandalorian empire, and are now a non-entity.
If they could give us our bounty that would be pretty good. No more having to dodge bounty hunters would be something I'd like
>>45384360Yes, the Empire does not have any bounty hunters and never employs them.
>>45384396well as long as we do this discreetly, we won't be on ANY bounty lists
I wonder how Rotta is coming along with turning that ore into credits...
>>45384414Again do you think the Admiral Reike will fall for that? For an Admiral of the Empire he has been competent and will most likely question where we went or hasn't sent spy probes
>>45384072This, plus the 15k. We are pretty much persona non grata once we do this.
> “Come on, surely you can offer more.”“You paid Kublai and his furball friend 50k. You’ve had a bounty on me for that kind of money too for much longer than that. You’re playing me, Eudora.”She shrugs. “The simple answer to that is that we don’t have the money anymore. And the bounty on your head we got rid of on my suggestion. We used that money to buy supplies to get us through to the next cycle. As for the 50k on Kublai, we paid his due when he informed us of what was going on in your ship.”“He didn’t tell you everything, did he?” you ask.“Only the Katana Fleet stuff,” she says. “But I know for a fact that the blind mechanic in your cargo bay certainly isn’t blind.” You roll your eyes. “The 15k is all we can spare.”“Don’t give me that.” You place your hand on her desk, leaning closer to her. “I know for a fact, that you have more money than that. Hell, look at the size of this fleet, you think that comes cheap?”“Everybody here is a volunteer, we’re not paid,” she says. “That Corellian rum you’re drinking isn’t even mine, I stole that from Jacko’s drawer.” Oh. Well, she’s got the right idea at least, or at least Jacko does.“Okay, here’s an idea then,” you say. “You abandon this game then.” She tilts her head, confused. “You leave the Rebels, I give you the Fleet a copy of the tracker. If you need some place to go, I’d be happy to-“She slams her glass on the desk, shutting you up. “I. Am not. Abandoning this Fleet.”…[1/2]
>>45384466[2/2]“Then what the hell are we talking about?” You laugh even more. “Hehehe, you’ve got nothing, Eudora. Nothing!” You stand up, your chair almost tipping over. You point in her face as she glares up at you. “I’ve got a pretty profit to make with the Empire, they can give me far more than you can ever offer me and then some. If you can’t match that, I’m sorry, but that’s how the galaxy works. I’m not in this for your little crusade.” She stares silently up at you. “If you’re smart, Eudora, you’ll give this stuff up.”She slowly stands up, looking you directly in the eye. “Fourty.”You blink. “What?”“Fourty thousand. That is the absolute most I can promise you in advance,” she growls. Fourty thousand is chump change though. “Otherwise, you can go.”> “I’ll go then.”> Take the thirty K.> Other
>>45384480> “I’ll go then.”
>>45384480>>45380347>"I'll go then."
>>45384480Typo on the options. It is 40k she is offering.
>>45384480>“I’ll go then.”
Should just go bang Jennis while the galaxy is restored to order.We a strong opportunist who don't need no Rebel scum.
>>45384480>> “I’ll go then.”Remember guys, we still need to melt down the Bullshitium, and the admiral promised to do that for us.
>>45384480>Oh? and where did this come from?from 15k to 40k what changed?
>>45384533>Other This, I'd like to know before making a decision
>>45384480>Take the forty K.Some deep part of me doesn't want the galaxy to burn all for the sake of a paycheck.
>>45384480>>45384533This. I still feel like their bullshitting us.
>>45384480>Take the forty kOur friend doesn't die this way and the empire isn't really hurt
>>45384480>Take the thirty K.
>>45384480>> Other: Bounties. The Rebellion is full of people the Empire will pay a lot of credits for. You transfer them to me, I give you the data, Katana Fleet is pieces, and I get to earn money while staying in the Empire's good graces.
>>45384480>> “I’ll go then.”
>>45384579Holy fuck that is an impossibly cruel thing to ask of a friend, even if we are mildly villainous.
See at the end of the day, I just want to know what hurts lottie the most.
>>45384480> Take the 40 K.Anyone having trouble with captcha?
>>45384620Is it? She wants us to give up a LOT for... next to nothing and a target painted on our heads for the Galactic Fucking Empire. A few "heroes" for the destruction of Katana Fleet is more than worth it.
>>45384533This is Eudora and the Rebels basically on hands and knees, head conked on the floor, BEGGING Rhys not to turn over the Katana Fleet to the Empire (assuming it's found intact).>>45384579Money is one thing, but manpower is something entirely different.>>45384652Consorting with Rebels is probably as bad as it gets.
>>45384659Well it is creative thinking. Hell there must be more then a few scumbags that the rebellion knows of, but just can't get rid of because they don't have the resources or inclination to waste resources
>>45384679What about Fili's Busters?
>>45384663But that is a big risk to us, and we kind of sort of owe Admiral Reike, at least he's been on the level with us for the most part.I want to help Eudora, I really do but ultimately this is not our call, but our crew. We can't just give them chump change in exchange for the fortuen we work ourselves to death for
>>45384679I don't care who they'd give us, so long as the bounties are good and we can cash out before Katana Fleet is history. It seems fair. They're low on cash and tech, but have plenty of manpower.
>>45384480>>45384533This. I want to help Eudora and believe her but again a sob story from Lotte.
>>45384480>> “I’ll go then.”This has been a waste of our time.
>>45384480> Take the forty K. AND ask for a non monetary form of payment- a favor, information, not really picky.
>>45384816Sounds good. Seconding this.
>>45384816It's as good as it'll get. Besides, all they're asking for is the tracker. Nothing's stopping us from making a copy and sending one off. They're the ones who will be blowing up the fleet, not Rhys.
>>45384816>>45384480>ThisThis is a good option and consolidates a lot of ideas that have been bouncing aroundThe rebels are cash poor but that doesn't mean they aren't drawing on a huge network of resources that we could tap into
>>45384917they literally mentioned that their cells are scattered.I still call that bullshit but you may be right.
>>45384816And what are we going to do with that information/favor except to run from the Empire?What abou the auridium that we still can't turn into cash?And everything we've seen from Reike paints him as not stupid, and knowing that Rhys is capable and willing to con the Empire If he can. Giving the Rebels a tracker is only going to screw us over.
>>45384480> Take the forty K.
>>45384990Reike will still get his report. Rhys completed his job.
>>45384917A huge network that can't do shit. Screwing over Reike for little material gain and an IOU that they don't have to honor is a pretty dumb idea.
>>45385043>an IOU that [the Rebels] don't have to honorLike the Empire is any better.
>>45385029The job was to find the Katana Fleet. You really think he'll look the other way when the Rebels destroy the Fleet?The sheer stupidity you want people to swallow is astounding.
>>45385029 I mean technically speaking, we can play this right and get TWO paydays. The empire's payment and the rebels
>>45385076They can actually pay us and most of them don't want us dead.So far the only argument against that I've heard is MUH DICK or MUH REBELS, both of which are fucking stupid.
>>45385083EXACTLY. Rhys gets paid twice, and neither side (and Zann) gets the war-deciding ghost fleet. The fleet is too much power for one faction to have. The Rebels have the right idea: better no one gets it than the Empire gets it.
>>45385076What can the Rebels offer us?Reike is offering us enough money to retre and to fly TIE prototypes. Why would Rhys accept anything less than that for somethin that will get te Empire after him?
>>45385083The moment we move against Reike is the moment that he no longer has to put up with us and the Empire is more or less turned against us again. He's the reason we were able to stop being on the run. Trying to be sly for 10% more cash just means that we're running on borrowed time before someone works it out.Why can't we just play straight with the Empire, get our assets liquidated, and be rich?
>>45385104Not once in this conversation has Eudora offered ass, so "MUH DICK" isn't involved.
>>45385122>>45385083Holy fuck you're right, I can't believe I didn't think of that. if we can get two paydays then what the hell are we doing arguing about?
>>45385145Because it's never that easy with either side.Well Rhys doesn't know that so he should play it safe.
>>45385145Because the moment we find the Katana Fleet for Reike, he'll turn the Inquisition on us, who have been chomping at the bit to get their hands on Rhys and Misri. We have no friends in the Empire (apart from the cute cadet in flight school).
>>45384263its not nothing anon it is her life and decisions she is with the rebels for a reason.
>>45384480>take the 40k
>>45385227Vikker himself said he wants out of the Empire contract. At least we can lay a cushion with the Rebels if this does go through.
>>45385171Because it requires Reike to be far more stupid than he's acted so far. It requires him to ignore the fact that in spite of Rhys, and therefore the Empire, being the only ones to physically take the Nav logs of the found dreadnaughts, the Rebels were able to get to the Fleet first and destroy it.
>>45385227>the moment we find the Katana Fleet for Reike, he'll turn the Inquisition on usThat isn't certain. If we can find the damn fleet I'm sure he could find another use for us down the line that isn't on a chopping block.
>>45384480> Take the fourty K.>>45385083This guy has it right, get paid by both sides. Plus lets be honest Rhys thrives on the chaos in the galaxy; without a war, there is a lot less of a need for a moral grey archaeologist and general scoundrel.That said we have to be very, VERY careful about how we play this.
>>45385274No one said anything about the Rebels getting there first. Again, all the Rebels want is a copy of the tracker; they'll deal with everything else.
>>45385274We just need to plant evidence then. Not much, just enough so that an alternate theory can be trotted outMan it was a mistake to accept that letter of marque from Lotte. The minute we did that our life went to shit. Never go political.
>>45385272Vikker wants out but leaving the contract and destroying the thing the Wmpire has been hunting for are two different things. The former, we could go back to a life of small jobs. The latter would have the Empire hunting us down; the whole Empire and not just Lotte's little group.
>>45385305>That said we have to be very, VERY careful about how we play this.That fills me with confidence.
>>45385334Everything Rhys has done was on a leap and a prayer. The only reason he gets away with the shit he does is that he's unnaturally good at what he does.
>>45385315You think that they won't get there first? They have enough ships in this fleet that they could send a ship to every coordinate hit that the tracker produces at once while we can only go through the list one at a time. They're going to get there first because they have enough people who have their lives on the line that they'll be more motivated to win the race.
>>45385328>The former, we could go back to a life of small jobs.With Rhys's knowledge at this stage? Hell no. Rhys can't just walk away. Either he's Imperial for life, or they chase him down.
> Take the fourty K.> Other“Fine. But throw something else in, bounties, maps, information, something to kick the deal.”She sighs. “I can offer you a favor. One favor from me, and the Fleet. That is all we can do. You can take it or leave it.”You shrug. “I’ll take a favor I guess.” You sigh, crossing your arms. “But your money better be good.”“It has to be. We buy our food with it,” she says back. “Come on, I’ll escort you back to your ship.”--A Neimoidian and several of his droid aides turn to you as you march back to your ship. “Commander Kyriako,” he calls. “I was wondering where you were. I see you have sealed the agreement with Mister Cykgil?” he says.She nods. She motions her hand to you, then to him. “Rhys. Admiral Attun Palalin, commander of the Fleet.”He nods to you. “Cykgil.”> Admiral Attun Palalin <> Separatist Holdout Fleet Commander <He smiles, folding his hands behind his back triumphantly. “Well, I presume the negotiations went well then.” Eudora takes his hand, bringing him aside. “What- what is it?” They talk quietly with each other on the side, but then: “You what!?” Eudora tells him to quiet down, hissing at him through whispers. “That is money we need for food, Eudora!”“We can stand to starve a couple of weeks! We need the Katana Fleet now!” she shouts. “I’ve already transferred the money to him, deal with it!”“You-“ He wags his finger in Eudora’s face. “Imperial… you better know what you are doing!”[1/2]
>>45385325What evidence and alternate hypothesis could there conceivably be that would point away from Rhys?There's nothing that could work.
>>45385455[2/2]“What’s going on here?” asks the blonde guy from Menace Squadron. Eudora quickly explains to him the situation. “Oh. Well. Hell, I mean… if it gets us the Fleet, why not?” The three start bickering and arguing amongst themselves.You sigh, shaking your head as you return to your ship. “Anybody try to steal anything R5?” as you access the comm network.“No, sir, they have been polite as can be,” he states. “Though, the Vultures were very rude and called me very mean names.” One of the Vultures screams at R5 as he walks by. “Screw you too.” Ugh, you are getting a headache from this. “Sir, Lev has said that the calculations are complete, and the Katana Fleet’s destination has been calculated. Do you wish to send them here to the Fleet now?”> Give the destination to the Fleet.> Give false coordinates to the Fleet, leading them to nowhere.> Give false coordinates to the Fleet, leading them to nowhere, while transmitting those coordinates to Admiral Reike.> Other
Rhys is a bastard. I like him.
>>45385477>Give the destination to the Fleet.
>>45385477> Give false coordinates to the Fleet, leading them to nowhere, while transmitting those coordinates to Admiral Reike.
>>45385477> Give the destination to the Fleet.>Transmit to Reike at the same time
>>45385477> Give the destination to the Fleet.
>>45385477>> OtherFirst off we need to come up with a foolproof story to fool the admiral.How fast can you code up a fucking dirty and ugly program that does the same thing you do but doesn't resemble the original, using just a couple of nav data point not including the latest dread we found.
>>45385477> Give the destination to the Fleet.>>45385519THIS
>>45385477>Other: Transmit the coordinates to both Reike and the Rebels. Looks like we're sending the actual coordinates instead of just a list of possibles. People thinking we could get paid twice have filed this up for us entirely.
>>45385477>Give the destination to the Fleet.No food for two weeks is not a joke. You don't just burn people like that.
>>45385477>>45385519This. I want to wipe my hands as much as possible of this.
>>45385477>>45385519>Give the destination to the fleet AFTER we construct a foolproof story to fool the admiral
>>45385519>come to the same set of coordinates without using the critical data that actually leads to said coordinatesYeah, nah, that's fucking retarded. And how would this evidence even fall into Reike's hands, anyway?You think he won't know somethings up if we give it to him?
>>45385556sounds like a plan. have the empire show up and drop the hammer on them and quietly watch from afar
>>45385611None of the options said to deliver Reike the coordinates right now. We can worry about delivering the tracker to Reike after we return to his ship. All we're confirming is whether or not the Rebels get the real coordinates or not.
>>45385519Good, this I second
>>45385611We've already gotten a fully sim data, nothing says we can't use another extrapolated data point to stand in as an original source.
>>45385477>Give the destination to the fleet
>>45385635No, because Reike will be wanting to know how the Rebels got the coordinates to show up at the same time as him.
>selling out to rebelsi could see if it was to perpetuate the ongoing war between the Empire and the Rebels and we profit from the increased amount of work we can get from it, but we're not even doing that>mfw those loyal stormtroopers that died for us are rolling in their graves as we piss on their sacrifice
>>45385677Actually...Why don't we just tell the rebels to warp in just after the imps?
>>45385477> Other step 1) send the coordinates to a dead letter address on the holonet, no fucking way are we going to send anything to the rebels directly, that is almost a stupid as a nuclear scientist sending a envelope marked official secrets directly to the Kremlin.step 2) verbal tell the rebels the location of the dead letter drop. step 3) start warming up the old bullshitmaster 5000 because we're a have some splainin' to do
>>45385705Most likely they have to lot of ships to repel the rebels.
>>45385477>Give the destination to the fleet AFTER covering our asses with plausible deniability >>45385705because then they won't pay us.
>>45385690Because blowing up the fleet doesn't technically hurt the empire.
>>45385690In a way, he is. By getting the Rebels to destroy the Katana Fleet, the Empire won't steamroll them with it, and the war will continue as it is. If the Empire got the fleet, the war would be over much sooner.That aside, Rhys is not a warmonger.
>>45385672>>45385561>>45385547>>45385510>>45385493>>45385667And what are we going to do when Reike gets to the fleet to find it destroyed and everything points to us giving the coordinates to the Rebels?Did you fucking forget that he saw us make a trip to hyperspace right after we got the last needed nav log, and then the Rebels just happen to find the Katana Fleet first?
>>45385690We also literally just told Reike that we were going for a ride to who knows where. I don't know how people can be so stupid.>>45385705Because the way the voting is going we're just going LOL REBEL.
>>45385746But making the war last longer will make it seem that Rhys is a Warmonger
>>45385759>And what are we going to do when Reike gets to the fleet to find it destroyed and everything points to us giving the coordinates to the Rebels?But that would require thinking more than two seconds ahead! And all Empire officers are blind and inept, clearly. Nothing could go wrong.
>>45385759Man did you fucking forget imperials, while imperials, will probably dick us over too? Regardless of what we've done and or will do?
>>45385759This is why we fabricate something to get Reike off our ass first before handing over the coordinates
>>45385768That's what anon was implying: that Rhys is a war profiteer and is only doing the double deal to artificially extend the war just so he can continue taking jobs from both sides.
>>45385789>Imperial officers blind and inept.Well.. I mean..
>>45385802Bullshit. We're a great asset and doing them a massive favor finding the fleet. Not everyone in the Empire is a mustache twirling, evil laughing idiot like you seem to think.
>>45385705>OtherThe Rebels will figure out we fucked them over if try find that the Empire got there first. They're essentially starting from the same starting positions right now. If one gets there before other, or even at the same time, they'll realize Rhys fucked them. You'd have to be dumber than Lotte to not realize it.
>>45385802That's what bugs me. Everyone is treating the Imperials like saints, if only because they're the biggest threat in the galaxy.
>>45385789>>45385812Reike has shown otherwise that he is neither.If it was Lotte sure but christ.
>>45385826Well Misri IS a force sensitive and we have had those two inquisitors on our ass
>>45385826Do you know what "at-will employment" means?
>>45385862I'd rather two or three Inquisitors be on our ass than the entire Empire.
>>45385477>Give the destination to the Fleet
>>45385840Because Rhys has no real reason to piss them off and Rhys was not stupid enough to cross them if he could.
>>45385837The rebels just want to transmit a virus right? To self destruct the fleet?The imps want to salvage the whole thing and that takes way more time than just a single burst transmission.
>>45385873The Inquisition answer to the Emperor. The Emperor IS the Empire.
>>45385768Not so much a warmonger, more of a war profiteer. Because, you know, those guys are always popular.
>>45385873>>45385894Yeah knowingly sheltering a force sensitive is pretty much a death sentence
>>45385921A good reason to offload her on some backwater planet then.
>>45385932We're not abandoning Misri. She's acutally safer with Rhys than anyone else.
>>45385889And Rhys knows theyre still a bunch of shitters, and the strongest shitters too, if you're bowing down to em or not.
>>45385892That's irrelevant to them realizing we sold the Rebels to the Empire, and the Empire realizing we sold te coordinates to the Rebels. Let's hear the great plan that's going to get us free from the Empire's competent admiral. Since you fucks voted to get us into this mess, you should get us out of it.
>>45385956But why are we giving them the destination to the fleet? Shouldn't we cover our asses first?
>>45385892Yep. All they want to do is upload the program that will propagate through - and thusly destroy - the fleet.
>>45385921> sheltering a force sensitivehell Rhys is a force sensitive, what we're doing is worse: we are sheltering would be jedi who's still in her larval stage
>>45386004The force did it.
>>45386004We've been covering our asses since day one and it rarely ever helps. I'd rather start shit for once.
>>45385994>Let's hear the great plan that's going to get us free from the Empire's competent admiral. Since you fucks voted to get us into this mess, you should get us out of it.If only.
>>45386029Against the fucking Empire. The Rebels can't support us.
>>45386015>tfw Misri tries to teach Reach the forceWants him to call her mistress.
>>45386029Seriously, Rhys has been at the whims of fucking everything.
>>45385994The one or two people who voted for it are surprisingly quiet.
>>45385994I'm going to laugh when Reike simply keeps our vessels grounded in his star destroyer until we all arrive at the fleet, to ensure we make good on the deal. That's all it would take to fuck us over.
>>45386048Who said anything about supporting anyone?
>>45386112The twenty people voting to assist the Rebels seem to be.
>>45386112So how are we going to survive? This is different then Lotte.
>>45386029So instead of actually getting paid, you decide to fuck over our employer for relatively chump change and a favor we need to burn immediately to get away.
>>45386132Depends on how much of a head start Rhys gets on the good admiral.
>>45386139To be fair, Rhys's employer is a prick.
In the end you can't buy Rhys with credits. But you can buy him with stupid sexy rebel ass.
why the hell are we even thinking about working after this?Let's just fuck off to the outer rim after all this is done and find someplace quiet to settle down on. We have the money to do itm and the galaxy is a huge place.
>>45386139Everybody likes a guy who fucks over his employer. It's a real good reason to give them work.
>>45386175What has he done to be a prick to us?
>>45386192Saved us from Lotte, offered to let us test pilot TIE fighters, and dealed fairly with us until this point.
>>45386192>>45386212Oh, and he also saved us from the inquisitors. Can't forget that. That dick, him.
>>45386181We DONT hav the money, you fuckwit, because what the Rebels paid us isn't enough and we don't have a buyer for the auridium, making it worthless.
The rebel supporters are surprisingly quiet. Hmmm?So guys how do we clean up their mess?
>>45386198Even after all this that points to us fucking over the Empire to be a stupid idea, you still want to do it with no plan and no backup.
>>45386250At this rate we just let it end.
So anyone wants to shoot or give up Madclaw and Kublai as scapegoats?
We actually shouldn't give the coordinates to the fleet.Since they only need to do a transmission, we could send them a time delayed decoding one that gets them to the location after the imperials get there.If the imps grab a dread or two, its no big deal compared to the loss of the rest of the fleet.
>>45386348Better than nothing, but even that can be verified by fitzing with both of their heads, which the Admiral is more than capable of with left and rightie.>>45386357I don't think they'd accept those terms from us.
>>45386250We were seen leaving the Imperial Fleet right before the coordinates are given to Reike. The Empire arrives at the coordinates to see the Rebels destroy the Katana Fleet. We have no alternate data trail, no alibi, nothing that could even potentially be a hypothetical alternative to Rhys having fucked over Reike.
>>45386250Take the money from the empire and run someplace they won't find us. Which is honestly the first thing we should have done once the inquisitors got involved. Seriously, they are scary, scarier then ISB and we do not want to be in imperial territory anymoreRealistically we can't keep playing nice with the empire forever as long as there are force sensitives in our crew. The minute this shit came up we had two options- a. sell Misri out to the inquisitors or b. fuck off to the outer rim or the core and never look back All we've done so far is just get more and more attention pointed at us since then. The longer we wait the worse chances we have of getting away when it is discovered. And it WILL be discovered.
>>45386427>Take the money from the empire and run someplace they won't find us.That's going to be a a problem when we aren't let off the star destroyer.
>>45386357That's not something that the Rebels are likely to accept. They'll still see it as us fucking them over. We should have just told Eudora to keep her money. Now we won't get paid again and have the Empire on our ass. Rhys just pulle a Lotte on Reike; the idiots that thought we could get paid twice got us into this mess and they should be the ones to get us out.
> Give the destination to the Fleet.“Transmit the coordinates to me,” you say. “I’ll give it to them myself?”“Sir, is this wise?” asks R5.“Am I being lectured by a droid?” you say back.“Fair point, downloading.” Onto your holopad comes the coordinates, along with the set data necessary to build a tracker should the need arrive. Hopefully it doesn’t. You turn around and start walking to the group, which has expanded to the entirety of Menace Squadron, including some other pilots and soldiers as well.“Here are your coordinates,” you say. “Try not to blow it all in one place.”Eudora swipes it from you, then looks it over. She takes another glance at you, then continues staring at the holopad. An uncomfortable air has set over the hangar as everybody glares at you. Yeah, you’re taking their food money, that’s… you’d probably be mad too. But hey, if they didn’t want to starve, they shouldn’t have become rebels. Eudora has finished downloading it onto her holopad, then hands yours back to you. “Seems like it’s all in one piece. Admiral.” She looks over at Admiral Palalin. “I suggest we get a move on. And I suggest that Rhys leaves.”“Of course. Thank you, Cykgil,” says Palalin. “You’ve been a help to us.”“Yeah,” says the blondie. “A real help.”Before you can go, Eudora grabs your sleeve, stopping you. Everyone else disperses back to their stations. “Listen, Rhys. Before you go. I’m going to say this. You keep this up, you keep fooling around with the Empire, I guarantee there won’t be a good end for you.”“Trust me,” you say. “I’m better than that.”“Yeah, no you aren’t,” she says. “Get out of here.” You nod, then hurry on back to your ship.You sigh as the cockpit window seals shut and you pull your helmet and mask on. R5 turns his head to you. “Back to Admiral Reike, sir?” You nod. The tractor beams disengage, allowing you to leave the hangar of the Usury, and hyperspace away back to Alpheridies and the Imperial Fleet.[1/2]
>>45386427But the Admiral protected us. and this>>45386402We have noAlibai and we are not payed till after the fleet. Do you have no reading comprehension?All i'm hearing is half baked plans and excuses from you people.
>>45386473[2/2]--You fly into the hangar of the Battlecruiser Redeemer, and land on the deck. Out there to meet you is Admiral Reike. And Lotte. You sigh, pressing open your cockpit window. Admiral Reike walks up to you, quirking his brow. “Rhys. You’ve been gone a little while. Did you go somewhere important?”You shrug. “You could say that.”“We were just about to interrogate Lev for the tracker data on the Katana Fleet,” says Reike. “However, since you’re here now, we can get started.”“Well, we should probably leave now, sir,” you say. He looks at you, confused. “As a matter of urgency.”“What do you mean?” he asks.> “The rebels might have a solid lead on the location of the Fleet.”> “Just a hunch.”> “Uh, no reason. Let’s just uh… get things under way, okay?”> Other
>>45386469>the idiots that thought we could get paid twice got us into this mess and they should be the ones to get us out.Not very likely.
>>45386500>“The rebels might have a solid lead on the location of the Fleet.”
>>45386500>“Just a hunch.”
>>45386500>I've got a bad feeling about this.
>>45386500> “The rebels might have a solid lead on the location of the Fleet.”> "There were other dreadnought wrecks throughout the galaxy. Just so happened that they were following a similar trail."
>>45386500>> OtherI just met with a information broker of mine. I put out a few feelers for additional information on the fleet back when i started this job.Information passed to me suggests that>> “The rebels might have a solid lead on the location of the Fleet.”
>>45386500>>45386550this, can you imagine a fleet like that in their hands?
I get pulled away from one thread and you chucklefucks manage to screw us over so hard I can't even laugh at it.What the hell is wrong with you people?
>>45386550>>45386546these are good
>>45386591No idea.I got on the ride just after the vote to give the rebels the location.I actually wanna suggest that we offer to forfeit the payment if the rebels get there first. It'll strengthen our alibi abit and put us more out of suspicion.
>>45386591Rebeltards got ahold of the thread.Their shortsightedness has fucked us over, and we probably won't recover.
>>45386591Most voters think only briefly, ignoring all other voters and prior discussion, and typically go for whatever seems to be the most moral option at the time.It turns out that's a fantastic recipe for arguments, protagonists that change their minds like revolving doors, and getting said protagonists into a hairball of fuckups.
>>45386646>mfw this is how banished quest went down the hole
>>45386591>tfw Schteel allowed for votes and provided said votes when they were painfully OOC I stand by this statement, fite me.
>>45386640>>45386646To be fair, it sort of gives us a bit of an out when the imps start coming after misri so i guess that the recent entanglement might have made rhys rethink his loyalties abit.Granted, still think its a poor decision.
>>45386480To be perfectly honest, the admiral can't hide us forever. Nor would he want to after we hand over the fleet. The inquisitors are kind of out there on the imperial authority scale, sliding up and down, but ultimately their direct boss is Darth Vader, and nothing and no one can protect us from him apart from maybe the rebels. MAYBE.
>>45386687>and nothing and no one can protect us from him apart from maybe the rebels. MAYBE.Or we could have stayed on their good side and not need protecting.You gigantic tard.
>>45386550Who is this info broker? What's their name, species, and where do they operate? >>45386546And where are these other wrecks? Why didn't the Empire hear about them?These are questions Reike will ask.
>>45386681How is "trying to get paid twice for the same job" out of character?
>>45386683No, it fucks us over entirely right away and gives us worse problems than before.
>>45386706You don't get it, you can't be on the good side of the Empire and a force sensitive unless you're an inquisitor. That's just how it works.
>>45386681>painfully OOC >for every voters interpretation of Rhys
>>45386732>implying that was the reasoning>Implying that went through Schteel's head from the start>implying that is possible in this specific scenario>implying you're smart enough to do that properlyAnon, no.
>>45386500>> “The rebels might have a solid lead on the location of the Fleet.”
>>45386732The part where we are helping rebels in a really fucking stupid way liable to get us screwed or killed right away.>>45386739So we try to make Msiri an inquisitor. Couldn't be worse than what we're doing now.
>>45386732When it turned into Rhys burning Reike and his find like Lotte burned Rhys and his treasure ship, and because there is no way to get paid twice. The idea of getting paid twice is dependent on logic as shaky as Flat Earthers.
>>45386750>for every voters interpretation of Rhys>For two or three samefags' interpretation of RhysFTFY.
>>45386780Why think when you can vote> Give the destination to the Fleet.Every fix or six minutes?
>>45386739Now, if we were Vader's wingman, we sure as shit could get some leeway to keep our personal mechanic around.
>>45386791Said the impericuck who thinks the empire did literally nothing wrong.
>>45386500> “The rebels might have a solid lead on the location of the Fleet.”"I've got a source with the rebels that I've been using to help me find the katanna fleet , they say the the rebels have some hunches on the location. Now I've pressured my source into showing me their data and its the same as mine. That's what my little absence was, me checking in with my source. I hate to say it but we might have a leak. Now admiral, I want you to think, is there anyone on you staff you have some doubts about. "Rule Number One of not getting caught as a leakier is to get yourself appointed to find the leak.
>>45386815Says the metagaming faggot who thinks the Rebellion is any better.:^)
>>45386815>Getting this mad when called out on samefagging
>>45386836>>45386836There was no samefagging, far as I could tell.
>>45386500>Other"I know a Rebel pilot that owed me a favor. She told me to disengage from you, right now. This wasn't the normal "defect from the Empire" spiel she usually gave me, making me think they might know something. Did you get ALL of Zann's informants?"I don't want to help you fucks, but I suppose I should.
>>45386824>all this shit that no intelligent, or even sane person would say when trying to be sneakyYou've never been a double-agent, anon.
Just got here. The people who voted to give the rebels the fleet location are fucking retards. I don't see this ending in anything other than a massive clusterfuck.
>>45386830People didn't want Rhys to be singlehandedly responsible for handing the Empire victory in the war.
>>45386500No five minute vote on giving them the fleet location? We're actually going with this?
>>45386883That's assuming German would let that happen without any problems, and even if it did, that wouldn't be terrible for Rhys.
>>45386883M E T A ETA
>>45386883Sounds totally in character.
>>45386883I make poor choices and just want to go home and bang Janis and talk about nerf herder things.
>>45386836I just like to think the guy has a bit of a conscience. Fight me scrub.
> “The rebels might have a solid lead on the location of the Fleet.”“The rebels might have a solid lead on the location of the Fleet.” He squints, obviously a bit angered at the thought of it. “They’ve been following our trail. A friend of mine in the information broker business as well has been feeling around for information for me, and he found out that they might be on their way now to the first possible location.”He rubs his chin, nodding slowly. “I see. Alright.” He turns around. “Captain Ulgo. Report back to the Balmoral, you will be our vanguard.” She nods, hurrying to her shuttle, but not before giving you one last confused look. Admiral Reike turns back to you. “As for you, you will stay on my ship all the way to the location of the Fleet. However…” He stiffens up a bit, giving you a bit of a tense look. “You’re lying to me, aren’t you?”You blink. “Sir?”“You sold the information to the rebels and now you’ve come back to try and lie to me about this, didn’t you?”You stay quiet. There’s actually not much you can say at this point. “I’m not mad, son. I’m more disappointed that your greed has exposed a failure in you. But, I will allow you to redeem yourself just this once in my eyes. Like I said, you’re an irreplaceable asset, and I consider myself patient enough to see good in the people I manage.”“How so?” you ask.“I assume the plan is to destroy the Fleet, the Rebels have no way to destroy them so quickly and efficiently through ship-based armament. What is their plan?” he asks.> “To upload a self-destruct command to all ships.”> “That… is actually their plan.”> “To guide the ship into a celestial body and crash them.”> Other
>>45386868Yeah, it's shit, but the given options are just as bad. There's no way to get out of this and get paid. That 40k is going to have to last us a while because that's all we're going to get. For fuck's sake, we had R5 with us and Reike could just have the slicers go through his memory to see what we really did. R5 doesn't even have any anti-restraining bolt protections.
>>45386961> “To upload a self-destruct command to all ships.”
>>45386865That's some choice, grade A bullshit right there >>45386500seconding >>45386865
>>45386776You just don't get to be an inquistior, like it's a stamp of empire approval or something.First off, most inquiistors are taken very young generally as children from their parents. They are then put through EXTREMLY gruelling and sometimes deadly training by Darth Vader himself. They are all fanatically loyalty to him and the Emperor, to the point of comitting suicide rather then risking fucking up their jobs IF Misri goes off to be an inquistor well- she's dead, one way or anotherFrankly this is why I supported giving the information to the rebels. We need to be friendly with them because sooner or later the inquistors will stop fucking around and track us down. Call me goddamn paranoid but it's going to happen.
>>45386961Oh look at how much of an incompetent dick Reike is. Good thing we betrayed this guy.
>>45386961>> “To upload a self-destruct command to all ships.”sigh.here we go.
>>45386961>> “To upload a self-destruct command to all ships.”You know he isn't going to pay us for this, right?You guys are aware Reike has ALL the points in sense motive, right? You guys are aware JUST DOING YOUR FUCKING JOB is preferable to double-crossing when our life isn't on the line, right?
>>45386961>“To guide the ship into a celestial body and crash them.”
>>45386989I need to go read up on them.>>45387006>You guys are aware JUST DOING YOUR FUCKING JOB is preferable to double-crossing when our life isn't on the line, right?What do you think?
.....I'm done. I'll see how this goes and update the pastebin later.
>>45387006You realize the rebelfags don't care, right?You realize the rebeltards are in fact, mentally handicapped to the point of being unable to make thought-out rational decisions, right?
>>45386961>“To upload a self-destruct command to all ships.”
>>45386961>> “To upload a self-destruct command to all ships.”>Other: but that's what they told me. They might also prepare the fleet to jump into a star if it won't blow up. Well, that went better than expected. Though we likely won't get that TIE prototype.
>>45386961> “To upload a self-destruct command to all ships.”Nice going. Did you seriously think we could make out like some sort of fucking Rogue Trader and backstab everyone with no consequences?
>>45386961> “To guide the ship into a celestial body and crash them.”>>45387006I don't trust him. I think he's going to fuck us just like Lottie did. I can say that a million times over though and you'll just scream REBEEL FAG!
>>45387006I'm just stunned they are so forgetful as you not remember how Reike has consistently called Rhys on his shit at every turn.
>>45386961>> “To upload a self-destruct command to all ships.”
>>45387073>I think he's going to fuck us just like Lottie did.So far he's been way more accommodating than Lotte and way more reasonable. There's a chance he MIGHT betray us, maybe, but until then he's been straight with us. We can deal with that when the time comes if ever.
>>45387078>as you not>as to not*My hands are cold.
>>45387120He's also an imperial at the end of the day. Who fucked Rhys over in flight school? Who bitched at him for saving flight school? Who stole his biggest score from him?At the end of the day it's the empire. We're all aware of how two faced it is. I think this is going to bite us in the ass and I'm half convinced that you've either shamed people who voted to support Eudora or they're now shouting and pretending they didn't in the first place.
>>45387078I'm not surprised. They forgot that R5 heard everything and recorded us going the Rebels the coordinates, and because he's a droid his memory can be checked by Reike to verify Rhys' story.No bullshit would have worked long enough to get us paid.
>>45387073No you goddamn moron, i am not going to call you a rebel fag i am going to call you a FUCKING RETARD for trying to pull the wool over the eyes of the only competent imperial Admiral in existence.
>>45387163I didn't want to pull the wool over his eyes. I wanted to destroy the Katana fleet. I don't trust the fucker and I think he's already got it out for us, he's just biding his time.
>>45386961> “To guide the ship into a celestial body and crash them.”>>45387151My nigga.
>>45387120>>45387151And then when the betrayal does come, everyone will go>DSPwow.webmas if it were an inevitability and scumbag thing for Schteel to do. Rhys and Misri both agreed from moment one that Reike was bad news. But no, everyone is shouting "AVE IMPERATOR" because that's what guarantees the biggest payday at the end of the day. Who cares about the galaxy burning under the Empire's iron fist with their newly-recovered fleet? As long as I don't have to fight them, I don't care. Fuck you, pay me.
>>45387151If this bites us in the ass, that's because we betrayed Reike first, you fucking moron.
>>45387151This is literally judging every single person in the empire because of a few fucking us over.Despite on the other hand that others in the empire have helped us.Faggots like you who don't remember the stormtrooper bros are cancer.
>>45386961>> “To guide the ship into a celestial body and crash them.”
>>45387151Letting Eudora go because she is an old friend and possible insider contact made plenty of sense.Double crossing the only competent Admiral, who constantly calls us out on lying, for barely anything at all is stupid as hell though.
>>45387199I don't care about the Empire's Iron fist. I care about being fucked over.>>45387202>"storm trooper bros cancer faggot! See I can string stupid shit together too.The rank and fire solider is not the imperial officer corps.
>>45387244The officer on the planet when we went sewer diving.Go fuck yourself, bruv.
>>45387201>If this bites us in the assIt's always a matter of when. Nothing has ever worked out perfectly.
>>45387274>Nothing has ever worked out perfectly.We got a discount for fucking Jennis.
>>45387274Has there ever actually been an arc where that happened? Everything went according to plan and there wasn't something that happened at the last moment that fucked us over?
>>45387264I'd have to go re-read but If I remember correctly he wasn't exactly a stellar individual.I'm saying consistently the top of the imperial hierarchy are cunts. You're grabbing one guy off a back water world and saying, "HE'S GREAT SEE IMPERIALS ARE FINE!"Look at the rest of the cannon or EU material. They're going to fuck us. They've been fucking Rhys his whole life. Just because you have a raging hard on for the Empire doesn't mean you should put your blinders on.
>>45386961> “To upload a self-destruct command to all ships.”Might as well be honest. If we lie, we'll just be digging ourselves a deeper hole, since Reike is apparently a step ahead of everybody.
>>45387297Pretty much only >>45387280
>>45387308>tfw IC Rhys is actually mildly patriotic
>>45387297If everything DID go perfectly to plan, this wouldn't be a high adventure story. Rhys has been almost assassinated far too many times to count.
>>45387339There's a difference between mildly patriotic and blind.
>>45387339Just because we sing Imperial anthems, enjoyed killing Rebel scum (calling them as such), and love TIE fighters to a fault does not make us patriotic.
> “To upload a self-destruct command to all ships.”“They want to upload a self-destruct command to all of the ships,” you say.“And in order to do that, they’d need to board the flagship Katana,” he says to himself. He nods slowly, scratching his chin. “I can see their logic now. They’d need a direct connection, necessitating boarding the ship. And I’m sure my TIE Fighter Corps and my Stormtroopers can stop that.” He holds up his wrist comm-link. “Captain. Bring the ship about, we’re leaving.”“So.” You bite your lip. “We’re just going to ignore the whole-““How much did they pay you?” he asks.“Um. Forty-thousand,” you say.“Hm.” He shrugs. “I’d probably would have done the same in your position. Where are the coordinates?” R5 wheels himself over. He projects a galactic map from his dome, marking out a spot in a red cube. “Mhm. Captain, stand by.” He looks down at R5. “Send those coordinates to the helm, droid.” He nods, transferring it through the necessary Imperial channels. “As for you, Rhys. I have a suggestion for you.”“Sir?”“I let my subordinates make mistakes under my command, so long as they learn from them,” he says. “This is your –only- mistake. Try not to let this happen again. You’re lucky that any Imperial fleet can outclass whatever the Rebel alliance can bring to bear. We have enough Star Destroyers here to subjugate five star systems.”“Right, sir,” you nod to him.“And one more thing, I suggest that you sit this out,” he says. “Regardless, I will admit, it is not the biggest loss to us if we cannot retrieve the Katana Fleet. We can always build more ships, there is no shortage of volunteers either to draft and recruit to man those ships either. However, I get the feeling that perhaps you might not have your head wrapped around the scale of this discovery.”> “No. I want in on this. I’m coming with you.”> “Fine, I’ll head out of your ship then, Admiral, until you need me again.”> Other
>>45387280Almost everyone Rhys has ever had sex with has either died or come back to try and kill him. And yet he still thinks his penis is a deadly weapon.
>>45387389> “Fine, I’ll head out of your ship then, Admiral, until you need me again.”
>>45387393>Almost everyone Rhys has ever had sex with has died>And yet he still thinks his penis is a deadly weapon.When you look at it, it sort of is.>>45387389> “Fine, I’ll head out of your ship then, Admiral, until you need me again.”
>>45387389>> “Fine, I’ll head out of your ship then, Admiral, until you need me again.”Good, Eudora can die offscreen and we can get paid.
>>45387389>“Fine, I’ll head out of your ship then, Admiral, until you need me again.”
>>45387389> “Fine, I’ll head out of your ship then, Admiral, until you need me again.”>Taking all of their food, then dropping the imperial fleet on them.Rhys is now a monster. Good work blind patriots.
>>45387389>“No. I want in on this. I’m coming with you.”We may as well see the legendary Katana Fleet for ourselves.So not only is the Rebels' plan fully exposed, but now they even know where the Rebels are based. Now that's a backfire. It's like everything that happened this episode was for nothing.
>>45387389>> “Fine, I’ll head out of your ship then, Admiral, until you need me again.”
>>45387389>“Hm.” He shrugs. “I’d probably would have done the same in your position. Where are the coordinates?”This captain.
Man it's like nothing I voted for honestly mattered....
>>45387389> “Fine, I’ll head out of your ship then, Admiral, until you need me again.”While being there would be nice, We are pushing the envelope as is
>>45387473I like him.
>>45387477It's a huge relief for lots of us.
>>45387452They'd still have food, and we wouldn't have fucked up in our employer's eyes, if we hadn't given the Rebels the coordinates. You shits got the Rebels into this, and got everything you deserve.
>>45387497My confusion comes from winning that vote to suddenly doubling back and sucking Reikers dick.It doesn't make sense. I voted to help the rebels yeah, but I also voted to bs Reiker. So was it just a bunch of samefagging? This is literally an instance where staying the course either way would have been better and now I'm reasonably sure samefag has given us the worst of both worlds.
>>45387497More like "if we hadn't flown off to chat with Eudora in the first place." This whole episode was invalidated because of that.
>>45387526>So was it just a bunch of samefagging?There was like thirty posts of>give them the coordinateswith hardly any reasoning after.
>>45387497And I'm tired of sucking imperial dick. It's gonna get us killed.
>>45387526What happened is everyone paniced when Reiker figured out what happened and decided not to screw things over worse then they already were with the imperials I voted not to tell him, to lie, but... yeah I can understand why some people might not have supported that... fuck. This hurts a lot though. I really wish things had turned out differently.
>>45387526I think the worst part was when Reike said "honestly, I don't care if we can't secure Katana Fleet. We can just build a new one because fuck you, we're the Empire."
>>45387580Trying to double cross the Empire for shitty, stupid reasons will get us killed quicker.
>>45387526This >>45387587Sudden panic! Oh no! he can see four feet in front of him! Better roll over! Assume the submission position! Offer our tummy or he'll gut us!
>>45387599I think i like him because of it. He's been plenty straight with us.
>>45387605What would count as a non-shitty reason for removing ourselves from the Empire again? Vikker dying?
>>45387605Then why the fuck have we done it before? Lotte may represent a lot of things but she is also the empire and a (former) friend. I don't understand the worship behind this guy.
>>45387626Because Reike appears competent compared to the comedy of errors that was Lotte. He's shown himself to be unassailable and swinging significant power.
>>45387624Kusvas dying. But that would be blamed entirely on Misri instead of the inquisitors that did it.>>45387626Lottie fucked us over and was horribly confused when we didn't thank her for it.
>>45387626Going on the run from Lotte was totally reasonable and justified.>>45387624A stupidly large sum of money that probably wouldn't get us killed.
>>45387626Rhys bailed on the Empire the first time because Lotte came from behind to steat the biggest haul of twenty lifetimes out from underneath him. Rhys was crossed on, as he sees it, an extremely personal level, and that caused him to lash out and ditch the Empire.Reike would have to offend Rhys on a deeply personal level to get Rhys to leave again.
>>45387626>Lotte directly fucks us over>"Fucking bitch, I can't wait until her planet blows up so we can mock her.">Reike competently and consistently sees through lies and gives us a fair deal>"Let's just fuck him over as shallowly we can, he's obviously going to betray us anyway"
>>45387664>A stupidly large sum of money that probably wouldn't get us killed.So it loops back to "fuck you, pay me."
>>45387677Or eight people voting to do it several times each. Whichever comes sooner.
>>45387691There is absolutely nothing wrong with "fuck you, pay me". Who do you think Rhys is?
Eh, win some loose some. The rebels have a fighting chance because of that head start. Hopefully they're able to get in and get out before Reike's fleet hits them like a sack of bricks. AND schteel t here was a lot of support for an option to fabricate a lie, with enough evidence to back it up, before handing the coordinates off to R eike. Why didn't you take us up on that?
Well then I have a question, does Rhys have a conscience beyond himself and his crew? Maybe Rotta as well.
>>45387705I thought he had some sort of morals. But I'm guessing you're the murdering baby guy from a few threads ago. So you've got your way. He's now literally just someone who cares about credits.
>>45387730Of course he does. There's also Jennis and a few of his old not-Lotte friends.>>45387738>But I'm guessing you're the murdering baby guy from a few threads ago.No, but way to assume.>He's now literally just someone who cares about credits.He's always only cared about credits, his crew, and the Empire to varying degrees.
> “Fine, I’ll head out of your ship then, Admiral, until you need me again.”You nod. Best to get out while the getting is good. “Fine, sir. I’ll be out of your hair then.”“Good, by the way, we transferred your advance payment of one hundred thousand credits to you. It’s yours to spend.” He pats you on the back. “Not all at once though.” Fair. “Get back in your ship.” You nod, then head up the boarding ramp with R5.As your ship leaves the Battlecruiser Redeemer, you check in on the cargo bay again to find Misri napping on the top of the folded up AT-PT. “Misri!” you call. She yelps, nearly stumbling off the walker before she looks over at you. “Have you finally finished that walker?”She nods. “Yeah, I have.” She jumps down. “You know, Rhys. It’s kind of interesting as to why you’d need an AT-PT considering-“ You cross your arms, quirking your brow. “… nevermind. But hey, guess what!” She holds up a cylinder in her hand, cobbled together from bits of scrap. Oh, please don’t say she built a lightsaber. “I built a lightsaber! Well, not entirely, I haven’t put the Kyber crystal in. For some reason, whenever I try to put it in by hand, it just- it just doesn’t work.”“Thank goodness,” you say. She frowns a bit, spurned by your disapproval. “Look, we’ve got our money, we can leave.”“Oh, cool.” She smiles. “So, things go well with Eudora then?” you blink. “… R5 told me.”R5 rolls next to you. “I couldn’t lie to her, sir.”“… they went fine,” you say. Her smile drops considerably. “… you don’t believe me do you.”“Not really, is something wrong?” She tilts her head. “I-… I mean, I didn’t know Eudora that long but she seemed nice. Is something going on?”> “Let’s just say that she and the Empire are going to have a squabble soon.”> “She’s fine. Don’t worry.”> “Get back to work.”> Other
>>45387730As far as most of the thread believes, no he doesn't. Rhys only ran the Tatooine blockade because Kuvasz asked him to. Misri discovered her birthright only because she begged him to let her look. Rhys does not fancy himself a philanthropist of any sort and doesn't care when the Imperials crush another planet.
>>45387793>“Let’s just say that she and the Empire are going to have a squabble soon.”
>>45387793>I sold her out to the empire for a lot of money, after taking everything she owned.
>>45387738More likely you are projecting your own morals onto a fictional character in a fictional universe who is considerably different than yourself.
>>45387793>> “Let’s just say that she and the Empire are going to have a squabble soon.”
>>45387793>> “Let’s just say that she and the Empire are going to have a squabble soon.”Reike read me like a book. If I tired to bluff him it'd involve the Inquisition next.
>>45387810Well it's more like 'we sold her out to the Empire to avoid being thrown out of an airlock.'
>>45387793> “Let’s just say that she and the Empire are going to have a squabble soon.”>>45387738>I thought he had some sort of morals.You mean like that time he gunned down a fleeing Nebulon-B? How about the time where he only went to help people on Tatooine because Kuvasz wanted him to and was fine leaving them otherwise? Maybe you mean when he extorted his new pilot droids out of someone waving the white flag. Oh, or how about the time he broke a Mandalorian girl's heart because he wanted to sell a really old robot for money? That last one's my favourite.
>>45387827No. I had believed that Eudora fit into his mesh of people he wouldn't fuck over. Apparently that's incorrect.>>45387807>>45387841Fuck that don't sugar coat it you fucking candy asses.
>>45387794>>45387827Man, if I wanted a loot robot I'd have gone to banished. I thought we were a roguish charmer of some sorts, but eh.> “Get back to work.”
>>45387793This >>45387810Lets call Lotte next for shits and giggles, why the hell did we help the rebels who thought that was a smart move we did the same this Lotte did to us to Eudora.
>>45387794He does care to a certain extent. Saving the Star Destroyer that was under rebel assault, rushing into the air to stop extremist rebels from bombing a populated area.
>>45387793>"I don't know Misri. I don't know. Reike figured out that I gave the coordinates to the rebels too. I gave up their plans to sabotage the fleet. It's... it's honestly the only option I had. It's going to be a really hard fight for Eudora and the rest of her fleet. I'm not sure if she's going to make it out alive."
>>45387793> “Get back to work.”
>>45387861Rhys's problem is that he threw in with the Empire and, in fact, is scared of the Empire. Everyone jumped back on Reike's good side because they didn't want to piss off the Empire.>>45387876>Saving the Star Destroyer that was under rebel assaultIt was his old flight school.>rushing into the air to stop extremist rebels from bombing a populated area.Populated IMPERIAL area that he was on.
>>45387850The Neb b was attacking a mass of flight recruits that stirred up old feelings and a burst of hatred. It wasn't just, "Oh by the way let's murder a lot of people."The Tatooine thing was dangerous as hell and wasn't really his fight.The extorted pilot droids was from someone who threatened to kill him.Mandalorian girls heart isn't her life and the lives of those she cares about.Rhys is basically Lottie at this point.
>>45387793>> “Let’s just say that she and the Empire are going to have a squabble soon.”>>45387844This
>>45387936Furthermore, I believe a significant chunk of Rhys's rogueish charm died when Lotte backstabbed him to steal his haul. He honestly became an angrier, more selfish person because of that, to the point where he literally sees red and lashes out violently when Lotte confronts him.
>tfw Rebelfags who don't think get BTFO and bitch like a Tumblrite who just got told they were a normal human being>tfw Emiprefags are going to get BTFO now because Reike is going to want to get rid of us because we just proved we'd double-cross him with literally no thought>tfw neutralfags are about to get BTFO because Daughteru bitching incomingYes, we really can offend everyone at once.
>>45387916>I'm making excuses please don't hate meThis is awesome. I wanted Rhys to drink himself to death and it's happening! Now Schteel just needs to kill Janis.
Can we just fuck off somewhere in space for a while? And just do jobs that won't involve people that we care about one way or the other?
>>45388008Hey, the moment he kills Jannis is the moment I walk next door and slap Schteel in the dickhole.Literally a best.
>>45388009Hooray for getting another member of our flight school killed.
>>45388009No. You don't get to go play in the sandbox. It's a quest. The pages keep turning. Now let's see if we can ruin the rest of his relationships for some credits.
>Hate Lottie for fucking you over for the Empire and taking everything you've got>Fuck over Eudora, taking everythings he's got, feed her to the EmpireYou fucks are literally Lottie.
ITT: Every bitches, whines, moans, strawmans, shitposts and otherwise acts like asshats because the quest did not their way 100%
>>45388071Lottie had a cause. Rhys has nothing. Lottie comes out on top.
> “Let’s just say that she and the Empire are going to have a squabble soon.”“What?” Misri tilts her head, surprised. “What do you mean?”“I sold out Eudora and the Rebel fleet to the Empire. They’re going to get intercepted over the Katana Fleet, and considering a Fleet of this size,” you say. “Eudora is probably not in for an easy fight.”“Wh- why?” She steps closer to you. “What reason would you have for that? I thought you and Eudora were friends!”“We were,” you say. “We’re not, not anymore. We were classmates once, she’s now a Rebel like the rest of them. And even if I did want to help her, and I did part of me did at least, Reike is a hell of a lot scarier than some farmers and peasants in old Clone Wars relics. You have to understand that much,” you say.Misri’s mouth opens ever slightly in awe and repulsion. “You…” She swallows deeply, then sighs. “Alright.” You cock your head. Alright? “Just, alright.” She shakes her head, sighing. She then walks over to the R-22 and starts inspecting it for repairs.“Misri, I’m being honest with you,” you say. She has to understand that being a rebel in a galaxy like this gets you killed. You can’t oppose the Empire for long and expect to get away with it. If anything, you’re teaching Eudora and the rest of her band of miscreants a lesson. You hope Misri gets that into her mind sooner rather than later.“Yeah.” She nods, she sits down on the R-22, fidgeting with the tools on her toolbelt. “Sometimes I wish you weren’t.”
>>45388071I honestly think people are under-estimating the rebels. all they need to do is find the flagship, plant the virus and gtfo. They already KNOW the empire is coming, so it's not like we're springing this on them as a surprise.
>>45388091Nice! Not only is Rhys a prick but given a enough time Misri will be one too!Now she can eventually realize he's cancerous and bail on him.
That's it for this chapter of Star Wars: Fortune Hunter. Hope you all enjoyed and hope to see you all tomorrow for a double feature this weekend.Follow at: https://twitter.com/GermanSchteelAsk at: http://germanschteel.tumblr.com/See you next time.
>>45387729Trying to bullshit when there was a robot recording us give the coordinates to the Rebels, fuck the droid even told us it was a bad idea, is a really stupid proposition when all it takes is Reike having R5 questioned to realize Rhys lied. Do you have any ideas on how to get R5's memory wiped without it looking suspicious as fuck and validating Reike's gut feeling that Rhys betrayed him?You think Reike wouldn't check the droid?
>>45388102The rebels can't handle an engagement with what is essentially the last active fleet they have.If they got someone onto the flagship they could do it, but the empire would probably nuke the bridge so they couldn't upload it and pick up the rest.It's a matter of speed and sacrifice for the rebels.
>>45388132Thanks for running, boss.
>>45388138Why is the robot recording us?
>>45388091>I betrayed one of my only friends because she's a dirty Rebel nowFuck's sake.
How about we commit suicide via fucking everyone up at the flagship?
>>45387957>>45388008>>45388030>>45388034>>45388049>>45388071>>45388090>>45388127>HEy look ma! I'm shitposting!
>>45388132How badly did rhys fuck up
>>45388132Thanks for running.
>>45388167Yes you are. Thanks for letting us know.
>>45388144Well what exactly WAS their plan? I mean, hold on someone explain this to me. WE HAD to give Reike the coordinates, we couldn't just give him nonsense ones. He had most of our friends on board his ship. The rebels know this. So they were going to have to fight the fleet one way or the other. This should already be factored in
>>45387738Nigger have you even read the quest?. That was what he has been from thread fucking one.
>>45388190But muh RebelsAnd muh I don't want the Empire to winAnd muh dick
>>45388190To the Rebels' credit, they had a minor headstart on Reike.
>>45388071>fuck Reike over for 40k when he will pay us 100kWe were pulling a Lotte on Reike, and now we did the same to Eudora.
This thread turn a fucking 180, i don't even know anymore.I mean what the fuck?
>>45388219That's the problem with being a one-man scummer: you get pushed around by everyone, especially the Empire.
>>45388190Rebel fags are bitching even though we had literally no alternative.>>45388219>same on Eudora>when she KNOWS we'll have to give him the coordinates and she'll run into the fleet>When the likelihood of us getting found out is fairly high. I mean come on she knows she's either getting a slight surprise and head start on a massive force, or non at all if they use inquisitors to sense or question us. She's not a moron.
>>45388151Because R5's memory banks, like all droid brains, is designed to hold all information it sees and hears until it gets a memory wipe.Did you forget that when R5 told us it thought giving the coordinates to the Rebels was a bad idea, that it is a droid? That it doesn't just selectively delete its memory?
>>45388239Rhys gave the Rebels a chance, Reike ruined whatever chance they had, and Rhys now feels like shit about it.
>>45388208No it wasn't. It's why we didn't throw Misri to the wolves. My issue isn't that we worked with the Empire. It's that we went and fucked over the rebels first, then ran back. >>45388239Schteel doesn't do final destinations and if you give people a long enough time to fuck up votes this happens.
>>45388210Right so, even if Reike know nows that they're going after the flagship it's not exactly going to change things.It wasn't like the Empire was going to show up with one ship to secure THE LARGEST PRE-CLONE WAR FLEET They must have factored in that we were going to tell the empire that "hey the rebels are going to try to take the Katana" and that they'd all come in gunning for a fight
>>45388272They know Reike is not a fool and has access to the Inquisition. I'd imagine they've planned for shit along those lines.
t>Sees thread.>Sees results.i'm sorry German but i'm going to have to do the updates another day.
>>45388248She's not stupid but Eudora probably thought he had some sense of honor towards comrades left given Rhys had taken such an extreme chance to meet her nearly-alone. Clearly not.
>>45388311Deal with it faggot.
>>45388248Yeah basically this. Unless the rebels are pants on head retarded they'd count on the empire getting the information out of RhysHell Eudora didn't even ask us NOT tell the empire, she knew that it wasn't an option
>>45388319We literally had no choice but to give them the coordinates, and Reike is KNOWN to have two pet Inquisitors. Who are known to use mindfuckery and know what shouldn't be known. If she hasn't taken into account for Rhys being made to tell on her through various means she's more shortsighted than Lotte.
>>45388358Patching up the fuck up?
>>45388358I wouldn't be surprised if they actually fed us bad information about what they intended to do with the katana fleet on the off chance that something like this happened
>>45388335I will, it just making my head spin a bit. I haven't seen this dumb since the Pivot turn event from German's tank witch mini quest.
>>45388271Mate we kept misri because /Tg/ is a bunch of horny Neckbeards.
Why isn't German answering any of the questions or did he leave for today?
>>45388467he cant handle the dumb
>>45388467I haven't seen any actual questions to answer and I'm busy with homework, still here.
>>45388486>busy with homeworkI've got so many papers to grade, somebody shoot me please
>>45388486Is Rhys stuck under Reike forever? That seems to be the general tone.
>>45388486Could we have fabricated a convincing lie to give Reike the shake? There were a lot of options supporting it
>>45388486So how badly did Rhys fuck up?The Rebels are aware that they have borrowed time before Reike's fleet shows up?
>>45388486We were promised a place to sell the auridium at full market value and to fly TIE prototypes. Have those been rescinded due to our betrayal of Reike, or are they pending the successful capture of the Katana Fleet?
>>45388500Rhys underneath his bravado and confidence is actually quite scared of the Empire and of Reike. He's stuck under him unless you can give him the balls to just say "no".>>45388505Reike still would have suspected something considering how randomly you left the ship. He's not a fool and not a lot gets by him.>>45388519Eudora especially was fully aware that you'd run back to the Empire when you and her were making the deal. It's the reason why they left immediately. She knew they couldn't keep you captive nor could they just bribe you to keep you quiet, so they just let you go.>>45388530No, Reike is a man of his word. He's just a bit more wary now of you in terms of trusting you with important things.
>>45388581So they paid 40k just for a head start?So she will hold a grudge then?
>>45388581So, all these worries about Reike betraying Rhys once the Katana Fleet was found, complete bullshit?Reike has held up every item of the deal, despite Rhys betraying his trust?
>>45388581Is there any chance that Rhys can bow out of service to Reike and go back to non-war related endeavors?
>>45388581So i guess the relationship between Misri and Rhys changed due to him squealing then? Or does she understand the circumstances?
>>45388643Schteel just said we could, we only need to vote to turn down Reike's next job offer.
>>45388647Being Rhys's moral conscience, Misri is understandably repulsed that Rhys would sell out one of his friends, even if the consequences were dire if he didn't.
>>453886261. They paid 40k for the exact location and a headstart.As for a grudge, that's if she survives.>>45388630>>45388643It's not about if Reike betrays Rhys. It's about what happens when Rhys will inevitably become useless to Reike.>>45388647Relationships in this Quest revolve around the personal views of the other characters. Misri likes it when you're altruistic. She's naturally light sided. Kuvasz as well is a bit on the grayer side because he tolerates your more disgusting behavior. Vikker is pure dark side and really only cares about himself and you and profit.So yeah, she's not going to like that you dumped a friend to her fate for some extra cash.
>>45388676So why would she hold a grudge if she got what she paid for?
>>45388676Well it's not like we could just tell the empire to sit and spin. We promised him the coordinatess, we had the coordinates, if we gave him bad intel he'd find out anad then it'd mean our head. ...ah hell you're the QM, you already know this. I'm just telling you that we didn't do it just for extra money. We did it because ultimately we don't want to fight the Empire.
>>45388676Well to be fair what were the alternative that didn't bring the full ire of the admiral?It was a rock and a hard place I suppose.
>>45388709>>45388717Which flows right back to the very first question: patriot or not, Rhys is scared of the Empire.
>>45388700She's less mad that you're bringing the Empire down on top of her but more that you insist on believing in profit and the Empire even at the expense of friends and crew. You basically stole their food money for the next few weeks, she probably thinks that you'd sell out your crew if it's profitable enough.
>>45388752Well.. some of these anons are advocating it.
>>45388731Also Rhys empathiszes a lot with them. He can imagine people he knows and cares about filling the ranks of the people he'd have to fight if he ever actually did have to throw downMan why can't just go up against black sun, or some jackbooted Compnor thugs or something. Everybody hates those storm trooper wannabes
>>45388752Eh to be fair, I thought she was pulling the wool over our eyes when she mentioned her original price.I thought Rhys would have been more skeptical considering all the equipment and fights he had with the rebels had been like.
>>45388773Seriously, a fair number of players are looking for Dark Side Rhys.
>>45388676>when Rhys will inevitably become useless to Reike.That would only be if Rhys vowed to never wok for Reike or the Empire again, though. Even if Rhys retires from being scum, he's still been offered a test pilot position that he wants. And as a test pilot he's useful, and one that could be talked into doing the occasional job. As long as Rhys doesn't go Rebel, he's open to doing jobs for Reike, even if he refuses the occasional one.
>>45388804on the other hand we have been destroying a lot of that equipment....
>>45388814>>45388814You're upselling an awful lot.
>>45388789At this point the rebels are just violent disruptors and raiders. Alderaan hasn't happened yet. There's no momentum and the turning point hasn't been reached yet.
>>45388752To be fair she did do the same thing to get her crystal.
>>45388818This is also true but the point still stands, Rhys saw the equipment and what he had fought against if the Rebels wanted to show a projection of strength and the things they did involving the bounties, and how much they paid for info. Yeah they succeeded and making Rhys (or at least me) think that they had more cash.
>>45388812People who voted to get paid twice get what they deserve.
>>45388860To be fair, the empire does A LOT of dickish things before AlderaanThe outer rim territories get shit on hard, aliens get kicked out of positions of power and influence to be replaced with humans who are usually incomptent or racist or some combination thereof, there's restrictions on free speech and a lot of people end up getting disappeared. Hell the wookies and Callamar get shafted pretty hard without lube
>>45388752>She's less mad that you're bringing the Empire down on top of her but more that you insist on believing in profit and the Empire even at the expense of friends and crew. You basically stole their food money for the next few weeks, she probably thinks that you'd sell out your crew if it's profitable enough.Like she has any right to talk. Though on the otherhand Rhys worded his defense horribly.
>>45388924This is talking about Eudora, not Misri.
>>45388919The thing there though is that it's still not enough to spur open revolt, just resentment.
>>45388940Ah, my mistake but how they threw their credits around like that before coming to us for the deal, what did she expect?
>>45388978Definitly trueHas Schteel said anything about which version of canon he's using? Are any of the now non-canon EU stuff going to show up?
>>45388752True, but Eudora should have known considering the warning Rhys's told her about playing the friend card.Even though it was harsh, she can't deny it can she?
>>45389025I mix and match new canon with old canon, though new canon takes precedence. In this case, the various Rebel cells have access to A-Wings and B-Wings way before they actually had them in Legends.
>>45388752So? What did she expect? He has no ties to the rebellion and i assume she know what happen with Lotte, right?
>>45389045So if Reike is going to let us sell the Auridium at full market price, will that be done in the next thread?What about flying the prototype TIE's?When will that happen, and how?
>>45389045So where are Kublai and Madclaw now?I assume they left the ship considering what had happen.
>>45389105It's more about Rhys extorting cash from the already strapped for cash Rebel Alliance.>>45389160Next thread will deal with the consequences of the past few threads.>>45389169They bugged out, Reike letting them be transported back to the Waystation.
>>45389188But Rhy's didn't believe her or was it extremely poor money management. But again what did she expect? that he'll happily accept 15k?
>>45389240That you had enough of a moral conscience to think about the people who'd suffer once the Katana Fleet fell into Imperial hands.
>>45389240That's why it was such a longshot for Eudora and the Rebels in the first place. They knew Rhys would listen to money, but not to the point that they would have to starve themselves to sate him.
>>45389254.....what? Rhy's doesn't like the rebels, hell he only visited because she asked. It's not as bad but that's some Lotte level mental gymnastics.
>>45389257>know that Rhys is motivated by money>think he'll take 15k, risking the 100k already waiting for him to come and collect itThey banked on Rhys being stupidly idealistic and moral. They deserved to lose that bet.
>>45389254Don't worry schteel! Won't let that happen!
>>45389286If they wanted to instill him with morals they shouldn't have put a bounty on his head.
>>45389285>>45389286And that's why Rhys went dark side this episode.
>>45389254So how is Lotte doing now?Is she still practicing her 'apology' speech?
>>45389306>Throw in with the Imperials>Run roughshod over Rebel regiments>"If they wanted me to play nice, they shouldn't have put a bounty on me"bruh
>>45389326She's currently winning back the respect of Admiral Reike through service.And yes.
>>45389307If you can call it that. there's being generous but there is being taking advantage of. They were willing to invest to actually find out about what we are doing but not eilling enough to pay to get the information they wanted.
>>45389358I thought she wasn't getting any respect through service because she is sent back to some back water part of space searching for pirates.>>45389341I know that was stupid reasoning too.
>>45389341>Making bank killing Rebels>Working with Reike has been profitable for Rhys, he doesn't micromanage and let's Rhys do his work>about to make millions (100k from finding the Katana Fleet, millions from being able to offload auridium at FULL MARKET PRICE)>try to get Rhys to potentially throw all that away for 'doing the right thing' and 15k (which is the price of a one-way ticket from the Outer Rim to the Core)
>>45389358So she would have thought of us better if we just accepted the 15k?
>>45389432>Giving away a massive fleet for 15k. Even at 40 yeah it was a big goddamn deal.
>>45389358Just so we're clear:Eudora and the Rebels wanted Rhys to:>jeopardize himself, his crew, and his shot at millions of credits>jeopardize his one shot at piloting TIE prototype fighters>for 15K>and because it's the right thing to doDoes Eudora not know Rhys at all? This is Lotte-level thinking.What next, stabbing Rhys in the back so that he sees the light and defects from the Empire?
>>45389488eh, not a fan of piloting the Tie Prototype fighter more of jeopardizing his crew and the millions of credits
>>45389358I bet Eudora regrets sleeping with him that one time.
>>45389517They were both drunk.>>45389488Eudora had the inkling that six or seven years away from the Imperial military would've grown you a moral compass or at least made you care about the average person.
>>45389538>Rebels>Average peopleIsis isn't average people Schteel. Now go vote for Emperor Trump.
>>45389538Clearly, Rhys needs more "hands-on presentations" of the lows the Empire will sink. Alderaan can't happen soon enough.
>>45389538Also, another clarification:>Imperial Admiral has two pet Inquisitors>They can mindprobe people>on top of interrogation droids and torture tables>honestly expected Reike to not get the info from RhysOr was it more a matter of Eudora expecting Rhys to hold out longer so that the Rebels would have a more significant head start, i.e. having 15 minutes to work instead of 5?
>>45389538>at least made you care about the average persoRhys doesn't give a fuck about them.You saw how badly Lotte's attempts to rationalize stealing Rhys' treasure went over when she mentioned the Tarkin Towns and how it would help people in the Outer Rim.Or is this a matter that didn't get out so Eudora didn't see how furious Rhys got when his money was messed with?
Oh, is page 10 no longer the end?
>>45389538>Eudora had the inkling that six or seven years away from the Imperial military would've grown you a moral compass or at least made you care about the average person.What? He became a smuggler and a fortune hunter, surely she heard things that he did.
>>453895771. A bit of that too.>>453896072. Eudora is smart enough not to push Rhys' buttons in the middle of a negotiation. Well, not all of them, money and being paid is one of them.>>45389676She actually wondered what the hell you were doing for the past six or seven years, she hasn't been fully caught up to what you were up to before the whole Lotte thing.
Through all these clarifications, I think it's becoming clear that Eudora had know idea what drives Rhys, that she knew him as well as Lotte did, and that the people thinking we could bullshit Reike were wrong, and Reike didn't betray us when we gave him the Katana Fleet like some posters said he would.
>>45389712>1. A bit of that too.Which one? The former or the latter?
>>45389768So any faction changes?