PREVIOUSLY: http://suptg.thisisnotatrueending.com/archive.html?searchall=Star+Wars%3A+Fortune+HunterSo this was the Katana Fleet that you spent these past few months pursuing. Nothing more than scraps, wrecks, and busted hulks now that the Empire and the Rebels had their squabble over it. “Have you ever seen such a thing, Rhys? So many ships lying dead in space, deep graves for those brave enough to crew them. The last time I saw such a thing was during the Clone Wars. Sure, the Clones and the Droids had their days in the sun, but never forget that it was people who waged the war. And it is people lying dead in space for the mistakes of those too greedy and corrupt to see what they were doing to this Galaxy.“But for those now picking apart the remnants of the Katana Fleet, those aren’t people. They’re parasites, vultures, graverobbers.” Admiral Reike snorts, folding his hands behind his back. The both of you watch from the bridge of the Redeemer as scavengers in many ships and vessels are tearing apart the remains of ships, both Katana Fleet and Rebel. “Barely better than the Rebels we defeated.”You nod. “So you stopped them from blowing up the Fleet then?”“They boarded the Katana, sent the signal, but we managed to move cruisers around it in time to save some of the Fleet,” he says. “Only some, around fifty ships if I am correct. The rest exploded from the inside, and are now the debris field you see before you.” He motions his hand across the window, showing off the floating hulks and remains of ships flying across the ship. An explosion rings off in the distance, probably scavengers fighting over a wreck. “I have given these parasites free reign over what we can’t take with us. With the condition that they not touch the Imperial ships that were lost. Everything else is fair game.” Another explosion.“And my payment?” you ask quietly.[1/4]
>>45398867[2/4]He nods. “Coming. I am processing the ingots your Hutt friend sent to me. They will be cashed within the week. In the meantime…” He turns to you, tilting his head. “I am allowing you to remain part of my Fleet as a test pilot for the new TIE fighter designs. You are free to go to the Proving Grounds with my blessing to fly around, and retire if you wish.”“Retire?”“Retire,” he says. “There’s a nice plot of land on Carida that might be suited for you, next to a canyon that you can crash airspeeders in.” He smirks a bit at his own joke. You aren’t smiling at all. “Until then, your job here is done, Rhys. You have served the Empire and Emperor better than I can say for most of my subordinates. You may have free reign over what is here for you.”A piece of debris shakes the ship up a bit, making everyone except you and him flinch. “Alright, sir.”“Dismissed. Keep alert.” You nod, turning to walk out of the bridge. “I’ll be watching you.”--You sit in your quarters. You sent Misri and Vikker out to scavenge the ship with the astromechs. Right now though, things were a bit different. You couldn’t keep yourself from staring at Eudora’s holopad on your desk. It was all you could do for the past hour, nothing could break this line of thought. No matter how much it made you hurt to look at it or how much you just wanted to rip your eyes out to stop reminding yourself of it, you have to acknowledge this fact.The Rebel Fleet is gone. The Interdictors didn’t just stop the Katana Fleet from escaping into hyperspace again. It stopped the Rebel Fleet from escaping. The biggest ships were screwed, some of the smaller ones escaped at least but no longer have money for food. They’ll starve to death in due time. They threw themselves into a one-way street, all in the name of some rebellious cause. Why?
>>45398876[3/4]You’ve known Eudora for quite a bit. You shared a night with her even. She’s a smart girl, she’s shown herself to be wise too, people have to be wise if they’re raised on the ronto’s rear end of Corulag. So why would they all just sacrifice themselves for this? Did they even know they would never escape?“Ugh.” You bent over forwards, gripping your gut. This was making your stomach churn. It was guilt. You didn’t want to feel guilty but you do, it’s guilt pure and simple. What were you supposed to do anyway? Why is everything contriving to just shove you down and keep you down like this? Does the Galaxy just want to see you suffer? Not even the promise of millions was making you feel better. If anything it was making you feel worse.“You okay?” You blink, then turn around to see Kuvasz standing in your doorway. “Misri and Vik haven’t come back with any new fighters, at least any intact ones.”“Tell them to keep searching,” you say.He nods. “You feel terrible, don’t you?”“What do you mean?” you ask.“You let all those people die, after you took their food money.” He walks into the room, hooking his thumb on his belt and pulling his helmet off. The expression on his face isn’t mad. It’s disappointment. “But at least they died for what they believed in.”“It doesn’t make sense though,” you say. “Why throw yourself against the Empire like that, for a vague chance at destroying ships they already own on paper!?” You slam your fist on your desk, sighing. “Eudora’s smarter than that, and she just throws herself and the people she cares about away like that? What kind of dumb move is that?”
>>45398900[4/4]“It’s called doing the right thing,” he says. “Doing the right thing doesn’t have to make sense.”“Come on, you and me both know that’s not how you survive!” you yell.“It’s not. It’s how you live,” he says back. He turns around his helmet, to take the visor face him. “I used to believe in things like you. That the strongest and the smartest survived. That the weak only existed to make things equal occasionally. Rhys, I’m not angry at you. I respect the way you run things. I’m only disappointed that you can’t seem to see why people would do these things.”You snort, scoffing at him. “So, what. You’re gonna lecture me on what the right thing is then?”“No, I’m sure you do know what the right thing is.” He steps up to you, then pokes your chest. “You’re just too scared to let it come out. I've seen boys like you, think that way. It only needs a good friend or two to bring it out of them.” He points his thumb back. “I’m going to cook something up for the kids when they come back. Did you want anything?”> “No, I’m not hungry.”> “Fine, let me help you.”> “More of that spicy stuff I guess. And don’t skimp on the sauce.”> Other
>>45398931>> “Fine, let me help you.”A part of me still thought they were lying about them being so underfunded.
>>45398900>It was guiltBut do rebelfags feel it? It's entirely their fault the fleet got fugged. Had they not sold the coordinates the rebel fleet would still be kicking.
>>45398931> “Fine, let me help you.”
>>45398931> “Fine, let me help you.”>>45399011To be fair, the empire would have slaughtered them even if we hadn't given them the co-ordinates. Their survival would only be temporary.
>>45399011Honestly they were screwed either way.It's just that we made it worse by making them starve.
Wraith squadron is rolling in their graves schteel.
German, going to update the pastebin now since the thread died yesterday.Any faction changes, and any upgrades/repairs since the last thread?
>>45399047I don't think they lived long enough to starve. They went right to the fleet, and then the empire came and blew them up.
>>45398931> “Fine, let me help you.”I really hope we don't spend the entire thread angsting about this.
>>45399118No faction changes, the AT-PT is now functional as well.
>>45399118My guess is rebels hated. Eudora hated. Empire.. "trusted"
>>45399119Regardless, they knew they were going to go on a suicide mission and as Rhys said some of the smaller ships survived but they are going to starve.
>>45398931>“Fine, let me help you.”
German. I updated the Pastebin.http://pastebin.com/fdPtfQKnI added the additional funds, repairs, and the names on two Gozanti-class freighters that were named by the Warmaster in a thread i was reviewing.
> “Fine, let me help you.”You stand up. “Yeah, to cook my own meal.” He smirks, stepping aside and allowing you to exit the room with him. The two of you start walking to the galley together. “Look, Kuvasz, let’s not-““If it is a sensitive topic, I will not pry,” he says. “Should you need someone to talk to you, Grampa Kuvasz is there for you.” You give him a gentle shove towards the wall, and he continues smirking in delight at having gotten through to you just a little bit.--“Tch! Aah! Motherf…” You suck on your finger. Bit of a cut from the knife as you slice the vegetables. Kuvasz looks over at you from the other counter, expertly chopping up the peppers without even looking. “I don’t see the point in knowing how to cook you know, when you can just have ration packs.”“Be a man,” he responds. “Women like it when you cook for them, Mandalorian women especially love men who are experts with a knife.” He walks over to you, then proceeds to show off by planting his hand on the cutting board, then stabbing the knife between all fingers. He finishes by spinning the blade on the tip of his knuckles, then bounces it up and back into his hand. “See?”“Show off.” You shake your head. Though, you wonder if Warmaster Vizsla would like that. Might be something to learn later. He walks back to his little corner, and starts patting out the dough for the meal.[1/2]
>>45398931>> “Fine, let me help you.”Ah, the heavy taste of guilt.
>>45399498[2/2]While that happens however, you get a call on your holopad. This had better be good. You set the holopad on the counter and activate it. And then comes the familiar shape and body of your favorite Zygerrian, Jennis D’Leer. “Hey, hey, bucko!” She tips her brimmed cap to you, pulling her goggles off of her eyes. “I hear talk that my favoritist little treasure finder is in the same little system picking apart this pile of junk that I am!”“Jennis,” you smile a bit. “Good to see you.”“Yeah, good to see ya too…” She squints a bit. “Is that an apron?” You look down, you put on the apron at Kuvasz’s insistence, yes. “Aww, are you cooking? That is absolutely adorable!” She plants her cheeks on her face, a slight blush on her face. You look over at Kuvasz. With a blank face, he gives you a thumbs up. You give him a shake of the fist in response. “Oh, you know what, how about our ships dock up? I can show you a bit of the Zygerrian cuisine! I’ll admit, we do put gravy on everything but can you blame us? Gravy’s amazin’.”> “Sure, I’d like that.”> “Er, not right now, Jennis.”> Other
>>45399518>“Sure, I’d like that.”
>>45399518>> “Sure, I’d like that.”fuck yeah, time for comfy and food after leading an entire Rebellion fleet to its demise.also, harsh irony. We took their food money and now we're cooking delicious food.
>>45399518>> “Sure, I’d like that.”Jennis is a good girl.
>>45399518>> “Sure, I’d like that.”Will we share what we are making with her.them?
>inb4 surviving rebel suicide ramming attack on the scumbag Rhys who fucked everything up>inb4 they miss and hit Jennis instead
>>45399518> “Sure, I’d like that.”
We should introduce her to some Mandolorian Cuisine.I wonder how will Kuvasz think, when she buries it in gravy.
>>45399714Kuvasz gonna steal away Best Girl with his cooking skills.
>>45399898Meh, Best Girl is dubious but she is best Merchant!
>>45400018Or best Zygerrian at the very least.
>>45400045Well between the merchants we have met (The one on Manaan, the Jawa, and Kurt) She is best Merchant so far.
> “Sure, I’d like that.”“Alright, sure, come on by. I’ll have Lev walk you in.”She salutes you. “I’ll cook up some mean fried dishes for y’all and myself in the meantime. Signing off!” Her hologram disappears.Kuvasz looks back at you. “You’re inviting her around?”“Yeah,” you say. “So how about you cook something mild?” When you take a walk on over, you see that he’s cooking some sort of sloppy stew, reddish in color, but hot to smell and to even stand near. “This doesn’t seem mild.”“Yes it is,” he says indignantly. He takes a spoonful of it, then offers it to you. It bubbles a little, and steam escapes from the sides of the spoon around it. “Have a try.”“No thanks, I like having a tongue.”--Jennis walks through the door, holding a huge platter of steaming hot dishes from the halls of Zygerria. “Howdy! Y’all are in for a real treat!” She steps into the galley then places down a huge dish of what appears to be fried meats of all types, a huge bowl of gravy, biscuits, and grits. “There y’all go!” She looks around, and blinks. “Huh, where’s the little blind cutie and your Aqualicious friend?”“They’re out scavenging,” you say. “They’ll be back in a few minutes.” She nods, sitting down next to you. Kuvasz is busy washing the pots and pans. “How about you try some of Kuvasz’s dishes first.” You push one plate over to her, and she marvels at the redness of it. “That’s tiingilar as they call it on Mandalore, it’s supposed to be really spicy.”[1/2]
>>45400252[2/2]“Oooh, exotic!” She cuts up a portion of it, then pops it into her mouth. And to your infinite surprise, she quirks her brow then takes up another portion. “Hm. Kinda mild.” Kuvasz looks back at you, smugly. You shake your fist at him again, and he quietly laughs to himself. “You know what this needs though. Some fine meat gravy.” She takes up a large spoon and pours herself a bit of gravy, all over the casserole. “There we go.” She suckles a bit on the spoon, then places it next to the bowl politely, just in case. “Mhm!” She smiles as she starts digging in.And right on cue, Misri and Vikker step in. “Jennis!” Vikker clicks his tusks happily. “And food! Cooked food! Excellent!” He pats his belly, immediately sitting down next to you. Misri quietly assumes a seat across from you, hurrying to put stuff on her plate.“You guys find anything out there?” you ask.“Mostly just scrap metal and circuitry, nothing too useful,” he says. “Occasionally we come by a corpse here and there but it’s nothing we can’t handle.” Fair, fair. He starts putting items of food on his plate, mostly the fried meats from Jennis’ plate. “Hey, Jennis. This stuff ain’t made from slaves is it?”“Oh, come off it, Vikker!” Jennis rolls her eyes.“I’m joking, haha!” He starts digging in.“So, Jennis.” You smile at her as you eat up her delicious foodstuffs. “How have you been lately? Get any sales going?”“Ahaha!” She slaps her knee. “Funny you should ask that er…” Her smile drops a bit, and she bites down on her lip quite fiercly. “I mean, I do have sales from all kinds of people but er…” She twiddles her fingers together. “Still owe some people money and they er…” Now that you think about it, you haven’t seen her ship in person. “... But hey! Let’s not- let’s not get into that!”> “Who do you owe money to?”> “Alright then.”> “… You still have your old ship, right?”> Other
>>45400278>> “Alright then.”We'll save business for after dinner.
>>45400278>> “Who do you owe money to?”....good bye access funds.
>>45400296Good point.>>45400278Bug her for more info, after.
>>45400278>> “Who do you owe money to?”Oh Jennis.... maybe we'll be able to help her out once the ore is processed and sold?
>>45400278>>45400311>>45400296Well a comination of this but we got to bring it up later.
> “Who do you owe money to?”“So, who do you owe money to then?” you ask.“Oh, nobody in particular!” She grins. “Just er… a hutt there, guy on Taris, then there’s somebody in the Senate, and then I had a few too many games of sabaac with a guy in the cartel and then-“ All of you stare at her. “I’ll stop talking, Misri!” Misri jumps a bit, surprised at being called on. “Misri, how’s my bestest favoritist littlest girl doing?”“Oh, um.” She shrugs. “I’m fine, I guess.”“Oh?” She tilts her head. “You seem a bit less lively than I remember you. Did something happen to you? You poor girl!” Jennis pinches Misri’s cheek, frowning. Misri tilts her head to the side in response, an eyeroll. “Tell you what, you can always tell your auntie Jennis anything!”“No, no, it’s fine.” Misri shakes her head. “Er, Rhys. I’m going to go work on something in the back, alright?”“You sure?” you ask. “Jennis cooked so much food.”“Yeah, that’s why I’m taking two plates.” She immediately shovels some food onto a second plate. “… three, actually.” She immediately shovels some food onto a third. “… should I take-“Jennis smiles. “As many as you want, hun.” Misri nods, taking four plates of food with her. It’s not an easy carry, but she does it with the help of Kuvasz holding the door open for you. “Such a pretty little girl, you’re lucky to have her on board.” Oh, she does not know what she’s talking about.Vikker continues shoveling more food down his gullet. “Well, er-“ He coughs, clearing his throat. “Misri’s had a bit of… an adventure lately. She just needs time to process it. Let her be.” Jennis nods, understanding. Thanks for covering it up, Vikker. “By the way, Jennis. You don’t happen to have any er… female friends I should be looking out for, right?”[1/2]
>>45400853[2/2]“Vikker, please. If I did, I wouldn’t be guiding them to you.” Vikker shrugs, going back to eating. Kuvasz pulls some food onto a plate as well to eat, then starts walking out of the galley. “Kuvasz, you not going to eat with us?”“I’m just going to go make sure Misri’s okay,” he says. “Don’t want her to be too lonely on this ship.” You nod to him, and off he goes.Jennis smirks a bit, leaning on you. “Ah, that means you and me can catch up then, Rhys.” She pats your thigh, looking up at you. “Alone…” The two of you look over at Vikker.He stops eating, looking at you two. “What?”> “Vikker, shouldn’t you be watching the cockpit?”> “Nothing, me and Jennis are just going to head into my quarters and talk for a bit.”> “Jennis, how about you show me around your ship.”> Other
>>45400877> “Nothing, me and Jennis are just going to head into my quarters and talk for a bit.”
>>45400877>“Jennis, how about you show me around your ship.”
>>45400877>> “Jennis, how about you show me around your ship.”
>>45400877>> “Nothing, me and Jennis are just going to head into my quarters and talk for a bit.”
>>45400877> “Jennis, how about you show me around your ship.”Jennis is a good girl.
> “Jennis, how about you show me around your ship.”“How about you show me around your ship, Jennis?” you ask.“Oh, well-“ She coughs, a slight blush on her cheeks. “I mean, I haven’t really cleaned up in there or anything and it’s er… it’s not exactly the same ship we last met in so I’m not sure if er…”“Come on.” You stand up, taking her shoulder and standing her up as well. “Vikker, when you’re done, get in the cockpit. It’s your turn to watch the droids.”“Ah fine.” He rolls his eyes. “But I’m getting real sick of hearing them say Roger Roger to themselves over and over again.” You’re not going to argue with that. Every time you’re managing the cockpit, the two of them talk with each other even though as droids they’re perfectly capable of just transmitting messages with each other. It’s like some sort of comedy skit with those two.“Right, come on, Jennis.” You give her a quick pat on the bum. She yelps, giving you a very coy look as the two of you walk out of the galley. “Your ship can’t be that bad.”--Her ship –was- that bad. It was an old Crinya-class freighter. You’re not sure how it got so old considering these only stopped being manufactured only a couple of years ago. But the things you’ve seen. Live wires hanging out of the ceilings, an old dead protocol droid just lying in the corner of her cockpit, rust, grime, and mold growing out of parts of the walls, and the lights occasionally flickering on and off. How did she lose her ship and get it replaced with something like this?It was a question to ask her as the two of you lie in her bed. She lies on top of you, straddling you as she gently rests. “Aaahh… always nice to break the loneliness of deep space with friendly company.”[1/2]
>>45401886[2/2]You pat her on the back, nodding. “Yeah, yeah. But…” You squint, looking up at the ceiling. “Seriously, what happened to your ship?”“It got repo’d,” she says simply.“And how did you get this one?” you ask.“Oh, I won this in a bet,” she says. “I almost gambled on it trying to win back my old ship but I decided to just cut my losses and well…” She sighs, sitting up and pulling the blanket around herself to cover up her modesty. “Here we are. The Avalanche.”Looks like it’s been through one too.She sighs. “I really hate being a scavver sometimes.”You sit up as well. “Why be a scavver then?”“Well. I mean, I didn’t really like it back home so why not be a scavver?” she asks. You suppose a lot of scavvers get into the business simply because they’re bored or because they want something out of their lifes that neither the Empire or the Rebellion can offer them. Still, the business of scavenging is not for the faint of heart. It’s cutthroat, and it’s not for good girls like Jennis. “I miss home sometimes.” You don’t. She looks over at you. “Well, you should probably get back to your ship.”“Don’t want to sell anything to me?”“I got nothing to sell to you,” she says. “I gotta prioritize getting my haul to my debtors first. We’ll see then. Though, I do have to ask, what exactly happened with this Fleet? Didn’t you say you were hunting something like this?”> Explain everything.> Explain everything except the Rebel fleet.> “I hunt lots of things, like those cute ears of yours.”> Other
>>45401912>> Explain everything.
>>45401912> Explain everything.> “I hunt lots of things, like those cute ears of yours.”Most molest ears.
>>45401912>> Explain everything
>>45401912>> “I hunt lots of things, like those cute ears of yours.”touch fluffy ears, hide guilt with moar sex
>>45401912> Explain everything
>>45401912> Explain everything.
>>45401912>> Explain everything.> “I hunt lots of things, like those cute ears of yours.
Wait we told her about the Katana Fleet?i thought we kept it quiet?So she sold the Mando skirt and the Ion disruptor? I was hoping to get those against the inquisitor.
>>45401989That's pretty much what I was expecting Rhys to do: bury the guilt by acquiring whatever tail he can grab.
>>45402139Every scavver in the galaxy is here to clean up after the remains of one of the biggest myths of the galaxy made manifest.
>>45402169Imagine how much even scrap pieces of the legendary Katana Fleet could go for at auction.
>>45402202Wonder if we'll get to see Eudora's frozen corpse flying by. We'd be able to identify it due to ass.
>>45402231Now now, remember the rule of high adventure stories: if there's no identifiable body, they're not dead.
>>45401989>>45402142> guiltOr we can get the fuck over it. Rebels fought Empire and lost. So? What should we feel bad about?
>>45402436Because we sold out a very close friend for money.
>>45402436Eudora might be dead, people are starving because of his decisions, and Rhys still has yet to fully rationalize and understand the very concept of standing against the Empire for any reason.
>>45402459> close friendWe banged her once. We've done that with a lot of women, doesn't make her a friend. And it's really clear that she didn't know a damn thing about Rhys.
>>45402514Flight school buddy. Best time of his life. It's been established a handful of people from flight school including her, lottie, and two dead guys iirc were all buds.
>>45402514She was a Imperial Academy Pilot like Fil, Russ, and Lotte back in the day and we consider them like family.
>>45402514>And it's really clear that she didn't know a damn thing about Rhys.Now Rhys doesn't know a damn thing about himself, since he was able to witness the fallout. That's the whole point of character development.
>>45402459Technically we didn't sell her out. We did give her information, which lead to a hug battle that might have lead to her deathWe could have not given the rebels the information and they'd be up shit creek without a paddle still or we could have not given the empire the information we promised them and then been tortured by inquistors until we gave it up Not really a good set of options
>>45402545> Lotte> buds>>45402551> familyYeah, and we already know how that turned out. So why exactly is this something to feel guilty over? She chose to side with the rebels, she made her own grave, not Rhys. And if she honestly thought that we were going to pick her and 15k instead of the Empire and 100k, they can't have been that close.
>>45402624Because callously rationalizing everything away as "she was a filty Rebel, fuck 'em" isn't that easy. Rhys has an opportunity to learn to see things beyond the credits.
>>45402675Do you mourn when some ISIS dumbshit gets killed? No. So why should we feel bad about rebels dying?
>>45402624That was the thing they were close and that is why it hurts. Just like when Lotte betrayed him, it hurt a lot since it came from her.
>>45402717>Rebels = ISISBruv, there's no way those two are the same thing. You're jumping down a dangerous rabbit hole here.
>>45402717But i assume that you would mourn if it was a close friend of family and wonder why they would do something so stupid.
>>45402777At this point in the setting, from Rhys' perspective, they are absolutely the same thing. The Empire hasn't done anything obviously evil yet, and Rhys is a patriot. So he definitely would see a bunch of suicidal terrorists attacking both the legitimate government and any civilians in their way and think of them in the same way that we think of ISIS.
>>45402784That's different from feeling any guilt over it. We can wonder why someone else would be that stupid or evil without jumping to assuming that we did anything wrong.
> Explain everything.--She stares at you, still sitting naked underneath the blankets as you explain the entire thing to her. Everything, from Admiral Reike, to Misri, to Eudora and the Rebels, and you giving the information to both parties, and finally what happened up to now. Once you’re finished, it honestly feels great. It’s as if a great relief has been set upon you. “So er…” You shrug. “Yeah. That’s basically the gist of it.”“Wow.” She blinks. “You lead a pretty interesting life, Rhys.”“So, you’re not mad about the whole-““Oh goodness no, if that were me in your position? Pssshh…” She shakes her head, then gently rests her head on your shoulder to comfort you. “Goodness Rhys, I don’t think you had much of a choice anyway. Ain’t nobody fights the Empire gets away with it.” That’s what you had to say about it too. It’s a harsh lesson, but it’s a lesson. “Poor thing.”“Hey, I ain’t poor,” you say. “I don’t need your pity, Jennis. It’s-““You feel guilty?” she says. You shrug. “Oh, don’t worry. It’ll go away. You’ll see.”“I hope so,” you say. “If anything I-“ She places her finger on your lip, shushing you.“Ah, ah, ah…” She wiggles her ears in front of your face, smirking. “Come on, I know you feel a bit more frisky.”“Jennis.” You sigh. “Come on.” She rubs up against you, like a little cat marking her territory. “I-…” She gently kisses your neck, nuzzling her cheek against you.Mmm…You can feel guilty later. You grab her from behind. “Aah! Oh!” You wrestle her onto her back. “Whoa, whoa, slow down, you- nau- Aah!” She kicks her legs, yelping in pleasure and surprise as you bite down on her ears. “Ahaha! Aha! Unf!” Jennis hugs the pillow underneath her body tight, ready for a bit of action.[1/2]
>>45402939[2/2]--Jennis stumbles a bit as she walks you back to your ship. “My, Rhys. You can get way too er…” She sighs happily, planting her hand on her cheek. She’s flushed, intensely relaxed in an afterglow that’ll probably last for quite some time. “Let’s just say you’ve got some endurance in you, ya cheeky li’l boy you.” She stands up on her tiptoes, then plants a kiss on your lips. “Listen, I’m gonna be headed back to Smuggler’s Haven soon. You’re always free to come with me.”“We’ll see,” you say. “Hope to see you again, Jennis.”She wiggles her fingers in a wave of goodbye. “I hope so too. Don’t get too cocky out there, boy.” She winks at you as she walks away into her ship, a definite swagger to her hips as she leaves you.Always nice to unwind you guess.You step into the cockpit, to find Vikker fast asleep and Dodger and Wilco apparently in an argument. “So I said to 77, and you know what I said? I said to him that Jedi are not as scary as we thought. Of course, we did end up losing the battle and then 77 got chopped in half.”“Remind me again why we’re co-pilots,” says Wilco.You call to them. “Anything to note?” They look back to you.“No sir,” they say. “All the usable scrap has been picked up and we are ready for hyperspace. You just need to choose a destination, sir.”Where to then?> Coruscant. You hear Rotta’s managed to reclaim his art gallery. Might see if it’s doing well again.> Carida. The Admiral did say there was a nice plot of land to retire to there.> The Proving Ground. You got some TIE Fighters to test.> Smuggler’s Haven. You can’t resist the allure of Zygerrian buttcheeks calling to you to accompany her.> Other
>>45402965>> The Proving Ground. You got some TIE Fighters to test.
>>45402965>> Coruscant. You hear Rotta’s managed to reclaim his art gallery. Might see if it’s doing well again.
>>45402965>> Carida. The Admiral did say there was a nice plot of land to retire to there.
>>45402965> Smuggler’s Haven. You can’t resist the allure of Zygerrian buttcheeks calling to you to accompany her.
>>45402965>Coruscant. You hear Rotta’s managed to reclaim his art gallery. Might see if it’s doing well again.
>>45402965> Coruscant. You hear Rotta’s managed to reclaim his art gallery. Might see if it’s doing well again.Let's pick up our Auridium, get Reike to change it into actual money for us.
>>45402965> The Proving Ground. You got some TIE Fighters to test.
>>45403043I think Reike will pay via Rotta for that.
>>45403043I believe Reike already changed it.
>>45403054>>45403057Oh yeah, just noticed that.
> people insisting Rhys has nothing to feel bad overWell, I've got to hand it to /tg/. It's really good at getting in character when playing a completely self-centered douchebag.
>>45402965> Coruscant. You hear Rotta’s managed to reclaim his art gallery. Might see if it’s doing well again.
>>45403124Why are you even mad?
>>45402965>> Smuggler’s Haven. You can’t resist the allure of Zygerrian buttcheeks calling to you to accompany her.I got a bad feeling about this.
>>45403124he has LOTS to feel bad about. A LOT.
>>45403138It's a chance at real character development, and certain anons want to rationalize it like nothing happened and keep going.
>>45403138He's probably one of the people that voted three times to help the Rebels.Now that he didn't get what he wants he can only act petulant and screech at everyone.
>>45403138Because people here seem to not even realize when they're doing something sketchy. That kind of obliviousness is a good way to alienate our crew.
>>45403138Because he's a rebelfag who got BTFO.
>>45402965>> The Proving Ground. You got some TIE Fighters to test.space pew pews
>>45403185Not really ideologically he doesn't like the rebels. But the only thing he does feel sorry for is Eudora.
>>45403197> Rebels fight Empire> Rebels loseWhat else is there to do besides keep going?As for acting like nothing happened, what happened is that you wanted to side with the rebels even though that made zero fucking sense, and now your butthurt about it. That's it.
>>45403276Aside from her ass, nothing of value was lost. She was a preachy, bossy, whiny idiot who thought that she could play the friend card to get Rhys to take 15k instead of 100k.
>>45403276He just recently was in the presence of a Rebel cell. He has to have gained at least some perspective.>>45403297I didn't vote all the way for the Rebels, but I'm not going to ignore that something has to have changed by this point.
>>45403362She really didn't play the friend card though. Lotte played the friend card. She was preachy and an idiot but not whiny or bossy at least to us.
>>45403370> Has to have gained at least some perspectiveNo, you WANT him to change perspective. Stop trying to force that on the rest of us when it makes zero fucking sense.> has to have changed by this pointYou WANT things to change. That doesn't mean they should, and it doesn't mean that the rest of us should be dragged along because you want Rhys to feel guilty over nothing.So take your smug, preachy attitude and fuck off.
>>45403480The condition of the Rebels and why they fight, I imagine.
>>45403509Because getting stuck in the middle of an ISIS cell would make you think like a lunatic too?No, it just reminded us how arrogant and fucking nuts they were.
>>45403370What would he gain perspective on. They had shitty clone-wars ships, and not just the a-wings and x-wings he'd fought before? That everyone there hated him? That they didn't stand a fucking chance and should just give up?>>45403509Why would he learnt about why they fight? The only thing Eudora said was "You wouldn't understand." And guess what Rhys didn't. And everyone else was downright hostile to him.
>>45403509We learned that they were smug assholes and idiots. They got exactly what was coming to them.So again, what the fuck should we feel guilty about?
>>45403572To be fair they had every reason to be hostile to Rhys. On the other he had no reason other then helping Eudora in which he did for a price. From my prospective should he feel bad? For Eudora yes. For the rebels themselves not really.
>>45403643Idiots yes, being Smug? No they weren't. quite the opposite they were desperate.
>>45403650> For Eudora yes.No. She had a fine ass, but zero other redeeming qualities. The only thing for Rhys to feel bad about is that her ass was stuck to such an insufferable person.
>>45403685They did nothing but look down on us and act superior to us, with nothing to back it up. That makes them smug.
>>45403729Refer to these.>>45402545>>45402551I feel you are over simplifying this because the rebelfag is triggering you.
>>45403773Again, how did they do that?Were they hostile of coarse but what you are saying didn't come across as that.
>>45403780Until they become a hindrance to Rhys, at which point he appears to immediately ditch them, if this conversation is anything to go by. Lotte stole his treasure from underneath him for the sake of the Empire? Fuck her. Eudora defected to the Rebels? Fuck her too.
>>45403878But she had been straight with us unlike with Lotte. She didn't ask to join the rebels, just gave him the cold hard facts of the situation at hand and on basically gambled on a long shot.Those are two different things and what they did to Rhys.
>>45403780So someone from Rhys' past because an insufferable, preachy idiot, joins the rebels, fights the empire, and loses. Why should Rhys feel bad about that again? That's just a dumbass getting stomped for being a dumbass.
>>45403996At this point, Rhys will only turn an ear to the Rebels if Princess Leia or Mon Mothma herself offer him a contract that exceeds any Empire payout he may have otherwise received.
>>45403996Every time we interacted with her, she did nothing but patronize us and act like her idiotic cause made her better than us. And now that cause got her and everyone stupid enough to follow her wasted. That's called karma.
>>45404024Because she was a close friend of Rhys and ultimately sold her out. again where did she come across as insufferable or preachy?Was she an idiot for fighting the empire like she did. Of coarse but again i think you exaggerating what she did.
> Coruscant. You hear Rotta’s managed to reclaim his art gallery. Might see if it’s doing well again.--After a day’s travel through the hyperspace lane, you manage to reach the core world of Coruscant. Given Admiral Reike’s special permissions, you were waived through customs without much of a second thought. No searches on your ships, no having to disarm for customs, no nothing. This was your time. The four of you stepped up the stairs to the new and improved art gallery Rotta has opened up in place of his old one. And at the top of the steps he is waiting for you. “Rhys!” He holds open his arms, wearing a big white suit over his blubbery mass.You give him a hug back, and he laughs happily. “Rotta. Good to see you. You’ve reopened your art gallery?”“With some help from some friends of mine, yes.” He tips his head over to you, smugly. “And a bit of tarisian ale and some creative gambling, haha!” You smile, slapping him on the head. He barely feels it however as he leads you all in. “Ah, Kuvasz, Vikker, and Misri! Oh have you three been taking care of my good friend here?”Kuvasz slaps his chestplate, indicating the lightsaber scar across it. “With my life, yes.”“Ooooh, terrible. Well, come, come.” The four of you step into a now crowded art gallery, a now vast hall where paintings and sculptures from all eras of the Republic are displayed. Everybody from the slumdog kids to the Imperial Officer are taking in all the sights and sounds, some having intense arguments with others or even themselves on the interpretation of some pieces. “As you can see.” He points out the Basilisk in the centerpiece of the gallery, still being ridden by a figure of a Mandalorian Neo-crusader. “We’ve kept it.”“Right,” you say.[1/2]
>>45404082IN the story we only met her twice.The first time she was more or less grateful to Rhys to patch her up.and gave us the connection in case he ever changes her mind.the second time we met her was in a desperate situation and she was straight with us. Again where did she come across as that.
>>45404161Rhys didn't sell her out.She joined the rebels and got what was coming to her.That's it.
>>45404338[2/2]“Oh, you seem quite glum, I know what will cheer you up.” He giggles a bit. “A bit of wine and some finger food.” Of course, Rotta’s idea of finger food was a steak dinner built for three, but you won’t argue. He slithers away. You sigh, taking another look at it.You blink, wait, you look to your left. “Captain, why are we even here?”“I like to stare at the art, Luyties.” Lotte and her XO Commander Luyties were here. They must be on leave after the whole Katana Fleet fiasco. They were staring at the beautiful carnage of an overhanging display of holotags. Millions, hanging, chiming in honor of the millions of Clone troopers killed over the course of the Clone Wars. Puts into scale the costs of the war you guess. Luyties sighs, rolling her eyes as she walks away.Well, nuts to this. You turn around and start walking away-“Where do you think you’re going?” asks Kuvasz.“Lotte is here, I’m getting out while-“He crosses his arms, tilting his head. You look to see Misri and Vikker have already wandered off. Vikker trying to flirt with some of the female patrons, while Misri is just busy trying to look as if she’s blind. Kuvasz, please don’t do this. Why must you do this? He shrugs. “Confront her. I don’t care if you reject her forever or if the two of you kiss and make up. But we Mandalorians consider it healthy to face our demons and kill them if need be.” What is he, your father now!?Though, ideas, ideas.> Might as well give it a chance, see if she’s even in a talking mood.> “Get out of my way, Kuvasz.”> Other
>>45404371> “Get out of my way, Kuvasz.”
>>45404371>Might as well give it a chance, see if she’s even in a talking mood.Fuck it, may as well nip this in the bud now when we're not trying to actively kill each other.
>>45404371> Might as well give it a chance, see if she’s even in a talking mood.
>>45404366Perhaps but you failed to address my other points.>>45404371> Might as well give it a chance, see if she’s even in a talking mood.
>>45404371Hang around, if Lotte wants to talk, she can come up to us and initiate the conversation.If she doesn't, she can avoid us like we were going to avoid her.
>>45404371> Might as well give it a chance, see if she’s even in a talking mood.Going to Smuggler's Haven sounds like something more appealing.
>>45404371> “Get out of my way, Kuvasz.”Just let that hate simmer a while longer, it's good for you.
>>45404371>MandaloriansWait i thought you rejected Mandolorian customs?
>>45404356First time we saved her ass and she turned around and tried to preach to us about the bad stuff the Katana fleet could do. Because apparently she thinks the rebels are a bunch of paragons of good.The second time she tried to play the friend card to get us to agree to an outright insultingly shitty deal. Because again, apparently her cause makes even the stupidest shit make sense, and when asked she just brushed us off with "you wouldn't understand."
>>45404371>> “Get out of my way, Kuvasz.”Killing is exactly what I'm trying to avoid, I'd rather not ruin Rotta's exhibits with blood and blaster burns.
>>45404371>> “Get out of my way, Kuvasz.”Giving advice to "kill our demons" when she is right there, and we are liable to kill her, is not sound advice, Kuvasz.Also, first for using our money to open a deep-space bar.Not Outer Heaven
Reminder that Lotte has been drinking herself to death ever since her falling out with Rhys because she feels like shit and honestly wants to make up with him.
>>45404371>> Might as well give it a chance, see if she’s even in a talking mood.
>>45404709Reminder that Rhys doesn't know that.
>>45404650Rhys is a latent force user, so yes, holding on to that anger long and hard enough will let us hate her to death.>>45404709Reminder that just because someone feels bad doesn't mean you have to forgive them.
>>45404757Exactly. Which is why he's going to feel really awkward when Lotte starts bawling like a baby about everything going wrong between them.
>>45404586That was not until the end when she left and it could that is why Rhys said he won't give it to the rebels and she left it at that. She didn't and we warned her not to and implied she did do that to Fil in which she replied with "Harsh" She didn't try and pull a lotte and ask us to join up but was in a desperate situation and Rhys didn't understand when he responded.She played it straight. Was she an idiot for making a shitty deal. Yes. Was she being insufferable, smug, or preachy. not really because she made an appeal and cut to the chase.
>>45404709Reminder that Rhys would want her to continue suffering.
>>45404371>>45404430changing my vote to >>45404489
>>45404778> getting this butthurt over your waifu getting blasted> laughingstormtroopers.jpg
>>45404845She's dead, anon. She can't be anyone's waifu.
>>45404845>Thinking Eudora is my waifu.>Laughing Gungan.jpgBut in all seriousness between that anon and the rebelfag butting head both of them are exaggerating the situation.
>>45404709Oh, hey metagaminganon.
>>45404909I don't think there's anything directly actionable Rhys can do about Lotte's preexisting drinking problem.
>>45404988skewing actions based on OOC information is metagamingthus acting more lenient because you, as a player know she is upset is metagaming because Rhys, as a character, does not.So the information is completely irrelevant until Rhys discovers it himself, so you stating that information is an attempt at metagaming.Regards, a faggot.
>>45404371>Might as well give it a chance, see if she’s even in a talking mood.
>>45405070>> Might as well give it a chance, see if she’s even in a talking mood.Well to be fair Rhys knows she's a drinker when we were aboard her ship and what she wants to do when we delivered the booze to her as a stormtrooper.
>>45404456> my other pointsYour other "points" have been repeatedly demolished already. Fuck off rebelfag.
>>45405123This is true. Rhys was disguised when he walked in on her in one of her stupors, practicing her apology.
>>45405123That's reaching.Any number of events could cause her to drink, and she was already a drinker, so it's not unusual for her to drink, even if slightly more than usual.
>>45404898> both of them are exaggeratingEquating the rebelfag whining and the people actually trying to point out how dense he's being is ridiculous.
>>45405142How so? Also i'm not even a rebelfag you triggered anon and I offered my counterpoints to the counterpoints that apparently 'demolished' me.
>>45405221> Also i'm not even a rebelfagNot fooling anyone there.
>>45405197This is also true but we did hear her conversation about wanting to apologize.>>45405210equating moralfag whining to exaggerating fags making a bigger case then it is.
>>45405221>i'm not even a rebelfag
> Might as well give it a chance, see if she’s even in a talking mood.You silently creep up next to Lotte, and stand next to her as she stares up at all of the holotags. “You know.” She flinches a bit, then turns her head to you in surprise. “All those holotags were handmade. The artist couldn’t actually secure authentic holotags. So what he did was carve each and every single one by hand, with the help of some volunteers of course. Took him a year of nonstop work to get all of it done.”She nods slowly, then looks back up at it. “Can’t imagine sitting in a room by yourself doing nothing but carve holotags.”“It’s tedious,” you say. After a few minutes, you look at her. “Why are you here?”“The Admiral granted me and my crew leave for a week on Coruscant,” she says. “As a reward for being the first to engage with the Rebel Fleet. Minimal casualties. It was one of my TIE Bomber squadrons that dealt the killing blow to the Lucrehulk Usury.” Oh, well, that’s nice you guess. She sighs. “They would’ve been massacred completely if you were there.”“But I wasn’t,” you say.…“I’m sorry, Rhys,” she says quietly. “For everything.” She tips her head down slowly. “I was wrong.”“Yes, you were,” you say quickly. She squints at you, then goes back to sulking. “Just saying. Is that it?”“I don’t mean to preach.” She folds her arms, sighing deeply. “There’s nothing I can do, except apologize and admit I was wrong, and try to make it up to you. Somehow, someway. Can we at least be friends again? If not family?”> “No.”> “Friends, but not family.”> “We’re still family. Dysfunctional family, but still.”> Other
And I thought Brine's readerbase was cancer, I'm sorry German
>>45405291>This is also true but we did hear her conversation about wanting to apologize.But her turning to drink because she is sorry is not something Rhys could know. Maybe he could put two and two together, but that's a lot of assumptions along the way. Things he would not think of, because he's pants-shittingly angry in regards to Lotte.Then there is the fact he likely wouldn't care, because, again, pants-shitting anger.
>>45405324>> “We’re still family. Dysfunctional family, but still.”
>>45405275How am i being a rebel fag. I agreed with you on her shitty deals and her being an idiot. What i disagree with you on was the fact on being her painted as a fucking goddess of truth and justice.
>>45405324>> “We’re still family. Dysfunctional family, but still.”>Friends I would go out of my way for. Also your first speech sucked, very badly.
>>45405324>“Friends, but not family.”
>>45405326Most of the readers are fine, there's just one rebelfag who's stirring up shit this thread because he's butthurt that things didn't go his way.
>>45405324>> “We’re still family. Dysfunctional family, but still.”I'm willing to forgive
>>45405324>> “We’re still family. Dysfunctional family, but still.”10$ there'll be samefagging
>>45405324> “We’re still family. Dysfunctional family, but still.”
>>45405324>Point out all the shit she pulled on us since her taking the treasure first.I feel this needs to be addressed > “Friends, but not family.”> “We’re still family. Dysfunctional family, but still.”Either or, I have mixed feelings.
>>45405324>"We’re still family. Dysfunctional family, but still."What's done is done. May as well bury the hatchet.
>>45405353> How am i being a rebel fag.Because you're acting like we should feel bad about a bunch of rebels dying because they were fucking morons.That's not something to feel guilty over. That's not a reason to feel bad. That's just a good start.
>>45405497The thing is, I feel she has to work for that. I mean between sending Bounty Hunters, Taking the Treasure, and pulling a tractor beam on us. I feel she has a lot ot make up for.
>>45405461>people here never put the dollar sign first, like you're supposed to>[TRIGGERING INTENSIFIES]
>>45405324>push her over one of the sculptures and go at it
>>45405531The whole thing started from taking the treasure. Everything since then has just been chaotic fallout and Lotte failing to manage the situation, which she is fully owning up for. She even promised to personally make it up to Rhys.
>>45405531Yeah, she did kind of almost kill us a couple times.You don't really just wave that shit away.
>>45405562We're not fucking an Imperial commander in the middle of Rotta's art gallery. You don't fuck some chick on a friend's couch, man.
>>45405520I think you might be confusing me with the rebelfag that wanted to feel bad just for the sake for feeling bad. What i was arguing was that we should feel bad for the one Rebel that we had a history with, and Rhys did in the OP. Whether he'll get over it or not or develop from it or not is up to anon and what Rhys had been through so far. That is what i was arguing about.
>>45405622>We're not fucking an Imperial commander in the middle of Rotta's art gallery.Not with that attitude.
>>45405531But it's a girl apologizing, anon. That means that regardless of what's happened, how much you've lost, you clearly have no other option but to accept it. It's obviously the most moral thing to do.>>45405589It's going to take a long damn time to make up for stealing enough aurodium to buy the outer rim.
>>45405679Again, you don't fuck your girl on your friend's couch. That's majorly uncool.
>>45405589Yeah but i feel we should emphasize on it, i don't feel comfortable about calling her family yet.Like >>45405604 saidWe can't just wave that away, she has to work for it.
>>45405685So you wouldn't accept Lotte's apology and start making amends if she was a dude?
>>45405324>Maybe, a lot had been done.I don't know how to write this.
>>45405749Yes, anon, that's the point. It is sarcasm. I mean to say that the people just rolling over and saying "oh, yeah, no biggie, why don't you come over for Christmas dinner while you're at it" are being absurd.
>>45405324>> “Friends, but not family.”>>45405489This.I feel she has to show us,
>>45405749Well we forgave Rotta.
>>45405940Rotta was held at gunpoint and threatened with his entire art collection being burned to the ground. Lotte wanted a promotion. See the difference?
>>45405980No, he doesn't, he's a moron.
>>45405386>Not remembering the Lotte forgivers.>Not remember the ones from last thread.Come one anon, it comes and goes like a rash.
So think we could get rotta to hook us up with a few b1s or a droidakas i seem to recall droidakas being like cats.
>>45405324>> “Friends, but not family.”>otherfor now were estranged friends. we might be family again later, but not now. too soon
> “We’re still family. Dysfunctional family, but still.”“You had bounty hunters set upon me, you stole a treasure that was rightfully mine, you chased me all across the Galaxy and at several points put me and my crew’s life in danger.” Her face falls, and she looks down in heavy disappointment. “We’re still family, Lotte.” She blinks, surprised. “Dysfunctional family, but still. We’re family. But you’ve got a lot to make up for with that, alright? No more games. You can think of me as family, but you’re going to need to work until I consider you family too.”She blinks, then immediately grins. Some tears fall out of her eyes. She can’t even process it, so the best thing she does is hug you tight. You hold up your hands for a second, then gently wrap them around her. You look over to see Kuvasz giving you a thumbs up. And back to him, you shake your fist at him.“Ahem.” You and Lotte look over to see Rotta holding a platter of wine glasses, and a wine bottle as well. “I see the two of you have made up. That’s wonderful!” He holds it out to you.“Thanks.” Lotte immediately takes the bottle. You and Rotta look at her, confused. “Don’t worry, Rhys. From here on out, if you’re ever in the Outer Rim you have my support!” … isn’t the Outer Rim where careers go to die? “Things will be different between you and me! We’ll drink to our heart’s content, we’ll be the best friends in all the galaxy!” She heartily takes a swig of the wine bottle. To your worry, she seemingly chugs the entire bottle to the amazement of you, Rotta, and several onlookers. When done, she throws it down and smashes it, getting a few gasps and shocked yells out of the crowd. “Whooo!” She throws her hands up. “Luyties, get over here! You’re family to me too!”Commander Luyties looks up from her bench nearby. “No,” she responds.“Whatever! Haha!” Lotte grabs Rotta’s hand, shaking it. “Tonight, we’re partying! All of us here, tonight!”Rotta blinks. “T-… tonight.”[1/2]
>>45406396[2/2]--You, Kuvasz, Vikker, and a pair of Stormtrooper Officers were engrossed in quite the game of sabaac. This was a big pot that was on the line now. This was no longer a nickel and dime game going on in the background of a wild party where Lotte and Misri were dancing their butts off. The three of you just wanted to relax. “I’m out,” says Captain Lezan. He folds his hand. “Too rich for my blood. That’s a lot of credits y’all are putting on the line.” “Ah, ya backwater tooka!” Captain Partha meanwhile shifted another one thousand credits on the table. “I call!”“Fold.” Kuvasz shoves his hand down.“Foldsville,” says Vikker.Partha grins, looking at you. He must be confident. Might Pure Sabacc under his hand. Of course, you had an Idiot’s Array, even Pure Sabacc can’t fight that. Then again, games of sabacc were mind games, maybe…No, you’re overcomplicating this.> Call it.> Fold.> Other
>>45406423>> Call it.
>>45406423> Call it.Danger is our middle name.
>>45406396>She heartily takes a swig of the wine bottle. To your worry, she seemingly chugs the entire bottle to the amazement of you, Rotta, and several onlookers. When done, she throws it down and smashes it, getting a few gasps and shocked yells out of the crowd. “Whooo!” She throws her hands up.Holy shit, girl.
>>45406423>OtherPut the cards facedown in front of us, raise five hundred. There's a switch coming, I can feel it!
>>45406423>>45406534this.So how many credits are in the pool right now?
>>454065676,000 credits in the handpot, 2,000 in the sabacc pot.
>>45406396>Whooo!” She throws her hands up. “Luyties, get over here! You’re family to me too!”>Commander Luyties looks up from her bench nearby. “No,” she responds.Oh come on Luyties, don't be a spoilsport.
>>45406508We didn't need to forgive her, she was going to drink herself to death either way.
>>45406663Rhys is an excellent pilot. Lottie is an excellent Party Girl.
>>45405324>“We’re still family. Dysfunctional family, but still.”
> Call it.You opt for the shift. “Calling it.” You set your cards down on the table, and he does as well. The two of you select your cards to not be randomized by the shift, then wait for a second. With a loud ping, the two of you show off your cards.He has pure sabacc.You have an Idiot’s Array.“Agh! Bugger!” He slams his head on the table. “Ya- you cheating skinflint, I’ll-“ Kuvasz stands up, towering over the two Stormtrooper captains. “… accept this and call it a good game!” says Captain Partha nervously. The two of them surrender over eight thousand credits to you, and then begrudgingly leave the table.“Nice job, idiot,” says Lezan.“Bugger to you, I took the risk, that’s what Officers do!”You smirk as you count off the credit chits. Hmph, they’ll miss these. Kuvasz sits back down, then kicks his feet up onto the table. “Always nice to see Misri happy, don’t you think?” You look over to see Misri shaking her hips, happy to be in the rhythm of music again. Even ignoring the whole issue with the Force, the Jedi, everything else, she’s at least found something to take her mind off of it.“I guess,” you say.Vikker looks over at you. “Hey, you still owe me for teaching you how to play sabacc, boy.” You roll your eyes. “Don’t roll your eyes at me, I just like being paid what’s due.”Your holopad rings. You pull it up and take the call. And on it is Admiral Reike. “Admiral. What is it?”[1/2]
>>45407722[2/2]“Rhys.” He nods to you. “I see you’ve settled in safe and sound. We’re in the middle of processing your ores, should be at least a week before we can get it through at full market price to you. You’ll be a millionaire, how about that.” How about that? You smile a little. That much money can buy a whole lot of things, speeders, ships, weapons, women. “I’m calling you because I missed you in person, I have another job for you.”“Already?”“Yes, unfortunately your days as a test pilot are going to have to wait,” he says. “There’s something I need found, I can't discuss it over channels that are so public right now. First though, I was wondering if you were available for such a job.”> “I am, always.”> “Well, not right now. I’m exploring other opportunities.”> Other
>>45407746>> “I am, always.”
>>45407746> “I am, always.”>"Is this time sensitive enough that a few days or so would be too long to relax for, or is it mainly the hush hush aspect that requires more attention. I'm okay in either case, just asking."
>>45407746>> OtherExcuse ourselves from the table, find somewhere private so we can talk turkey with the Admiral over what exactly the thing he needs found is.
>>45407746>Other"I'm currently available. Depending on the job, I may need time to pick up specialized equipment and personnel. Where do you want to meet?"We honestly don't have the money yet, and why turn down a chance to kill people and get paid for it?
>>45407746>“Well, not right now. I’m exploring other opportunities.”
>>45407845Because there are jobs out there where we don't have to kill people?
>>45407746>>45407828>>45407831>>45407845Something like this
>>45407828I'd be half tempted to tell him we're otherwise occupied but we do owe him a debt of sorts for clearing the inquisitor shooting thing, and he is currently the man putting our valuable metals through. Probably won't be the worst thing he's asking us to look for, and I'd be willing to be we can probably keep our involvement less this time if we don't go for the biggest payout and just lend a helping hand.Oh and if we process the metals without reasonable qm toning down, or just spending them all on hookers, or bailing a friend out, etc, would it be possible for Rhys to be based out of a larger ship with his wealth? Did you have any ideas on where you wanted to go with that? This might be a more end of thread question so feel free to blow it off for later.>>45407831I think the thing was that channel he's communicating on isn't secure enough, so that wouldn't be enough. Still a good idea not to discuss business infront of strangers.
>>45407892Why take such jobs?Rhys has shown to be good at killin people, and takes professional pride in the numbers of people he's killed.
>>45408106Not really, maybe in a dogfight but he takes more pride in finding treasures.
> OtherYou stand up. “Excuse me.” You start walking out of the ballroom and step out onto the balcony. You shut the door behind you and step towards the railing. “I’m available, but I might need some time to pick up some special equipment, new personnel. Is there a place you want to meet?”“No,” he says. “We can discuss this now then if you are interested. Hang on while I switch to a more private channel.” In the window of the door, you see Lotte peeking out at you. She smiles, a redness to her cheeks as she waves happily at you. Misri as well also happily waves at you from the other door too. Yep, they’re drunk. You sigh, waving back before you motion to your holopad. Lotte nods, giving a thumbs up before dragging Misri back to the dance floor. Admiral Reike finally appears again. “Alright, I am on a secure channel now, and I assume you are in private.”You nod. “Yep. What do you need found?”“Tell me, are you familiar with the legends of Exar Kun?” You nod. Of course, what good scholar isn’t? One of the most feared warlords of the Old Republic. A fallen Jedi. One of the first signs that the Jedi weren’t all they were made out to be, peacekeepers. “Good, good. Then let me very quickly tell you of a superweapon that he used. It was called the Dark Reaper. It was a weapon of immense power that sucked the life from living things, and used this life force as energy for its weapons.”[1/2]
>>45408577[2/2]“I’ve heard about it,” you say. “I thought that was just something to make the Seps sound bad though. It seems really stupidly evil you know?”“Trust me, boy. It’s real. My fleet was the one that carried Anakin Skywalker and Obi-Wan Kenobi to Thule,” he explains. “There, Anakin Skywalker destroyed the Dark Reaper and ended that particular chapter in Exar Kun’s legacy, or… so we think. We have reason to believe that a rogue section of Separatists reclaimed the wreckage of the Dark Reaper and attempted to rebuild it. The first thing you need to find is the Force Harvester, without that the Dark Reaper is useless.”“Alright,” you say. “Find the Force Harvester, we neuter the Dark Reaper. Okay.” He nods back, on the level with you now. “… so what are you paying me?”“I am offering you in advance twenty thousand credits,” he says. “And to sweeten the bargain, I can allow you to walk away with one of our prototype TIE-series, if that suits your fancy.” Hm, seems a bit smaller than you were paid for the Katana Fleet. “If you are wondering why this is so small compared to last job, let’s just say that I will allow bonuses if you sufficiently impress me, Rhys. Will you take the job?”> “I will.”> “Let me think about it.”> “Sounds too dangerous for me, I’ll have to pass.”> Other
>>45408577.....That is scary to contemplate.
>>45408604> “Sounds too dangerous for me, I’ll have to pass.”
>>45408604>Wouldn't it be better to destroy it all together? Sounds too dangerous for anyone to use,
>>45408678Seconding. Seps or Empire, no one should have this thing.
>>45408678>>Wouldn't it be better to destroy it all together? This is a salient point
>>45408604>Dark ReaperOh shit, Schteel--you're bringing out the superweapon from the Clone Wars vidya?> “Let me think about it.”
>>45408604> “I will.”but>Wouldn't it be better to destroy it all together? I mean honestly if it got into the wrong hands for even a second, good bye Coruscant or a fleet.
>>45408725I played the shit out of that Clone Wars vidya when I was a kid, it was great. Came with the giant fucking XBox.
>>45408678Agreed. Ghost fleets are one thing, but Sith doomsday weapons? Fuck that.
>>45408604> “I will.”We literally just walked away from a job involving a fleet big enough to raze half the outer rim, but one super weapon that can do the same thing is where you draw the line?
>>45408788>It was a weapon of immense power that sucked the life from living things, and used this life force as energy for its weapons.If that doesn't sound like a war crime, I don't know what does.
>>45407722You're supposed to take Calculated Risks! Risks for risks sake are a fools gambit!
>>45408604> “Let me think about it.”we need to get ourselves a jedi tank to make the picture complete
>>45408788Yes because you need the manpower to actually use those ships. If either rebels or empire or anyone else get their hands on this with only a small amount of people. that is devastating.
>>45408788The difference between a fuck-huge advanced fleet being used by the Bad Guys and a Sith weapon is that the fleet won't for certain end a huge amount of life. It's more likely it'll be used for posturing to scare off most combatants.
>>45408839Bad guys is a matter of perspective really
>>45408836This as well. Too much power in too few hands, even in the Empire's hands, is too potent.
>>45408892AVE IMPERATOR or no, this Dark Reaper is dangerous.
>>45408915Not to mention Zann still has men inside the empire, what will happen if he makes a move to take it, he may or may not suceed but using it even once is frightening.
>>45408915>>45408938Y'know, at the end of the day, this is probably just gonna be the next biggest superweapon to round out the Emperor's Superweapon Collection.Or maybe even the first--has the Death Star been built yet?
>>45409020I think the Death Star is mostly done at this point.
>>45408938No doubt it is dangerous but what do we loyal citizens of the Empire have to fear from it?I am indifferent really to us getting it I just take issue with you calling our employers the bad guys.
>>45409083Think of it as saving the Empire from themselves.
>>45409083Eh. It feeds off of everyones force.. whatever. So it like eats souls. It's stupidly bad juju.
>>45408938Which is why it should be in the Empire's hands.
>>45409083it's not a matter of our employers are the bad guys, if someone like Zann can infiltrate the empire what might stop the rebels or someone else to do the same.200 Battleships are one things since it requires a lot of men, and resources to maintain them, but is one ship/weapon.
>>45409020It was started shortly after the end of the Clone Wars. With DS 2 they actually knew what they were doing and did it as a crash project.
>>45409113At this point before Yavin, withholding a superweapon from the Empire would be like keeping heroin from an addict who lives right across the way from his dealer--you can try all you want but it's mostly pointless.
>>45408577>It was called the Dark Reaper
>>45408839> implying the Empire is "the Bad Guys"
>>45408604> Othersee >>45408678Imperial sympathies or not, the Dark Reaper really isn't the sort of thing that should even exist.
>>45409226They are. It's just not obvious yet because they're "Miserably oppressive" and not yet "Planetcidal."
>>45408604> “I will.”
I really do hope, if the Separatist holdouts truly do have the Dark Reaper's remains, that they don't activate it. Anakin was really only able to destroy that thing with the help of Ullic Qel-Droma's Force Ghost.The greatest analogue we have to that is a Miralukkan that can't figure out how to build a lightsaber.
>>45409311And she'll fall to the darkside. To complete the fall she'll shank Rhys and Kusvas. Darth Blinky quest when?
I really hope the Admiral will take the compromise.
>>45408604>“I will.”A TIE Prototype of our choosing. We could get an Avenger, or even a Defender.
>>45409416TIE Scout Mk. II....this one has a toilet!
>>45409358>Misri falls to the Dark Side>Becomes Vader's secret apprentice>Stabs her former crew in the back>Makes a name for herself hunting down the Jedi>Has her own underling Inquisitor-in-training>Stabbed in the back in turn by Sheev because of the Rule of Two
> “I will.”> Other“Well, I’d love to do it, Admiral. But, what are you planning for it? You’re intending to destroy it, right? It sounds way too dangerous for anybody to use.”“Hence why we want it,” he explains. “If the Rebels were to gain control of the Dark Reaper, they could subjugate dozens of worlds with its mere existence within days. Millions would die, and chaos would erupt all through the galaxy if that weapon were to resurface. We are to make sure that does not happen. This is to remain between you and me, Rhys, and the Inquisitorius and Emperor Palpatine’s lackeys.”“Right, I mean, yeah, I’ll do it. I’ll find it for you.” He nods at that. “But, you can’t be seriously intending on using it, right?”“I am fully aware of what the Dark Reaper and the Force Harvester is capable of,” he says grimly. “That is why we want it and everything about it. Your first destination will be the final the resting place of the second Dark Reaper, the planet of Thule. We have reports that old Separatist droids from the war are still out and about, so you may want to be careful. You’ll be looking for evidence of the Dark Reaper. It’s stupidly well-built, having survived thousands of years underneath scrap on Raxus Prime, so if you find it, good. If you don’t, assume something else has taken it. I look forward to your report.”“Well, give me a few days at least to rest,” you say. “To recuperate.” He quirks his brow, a bit annoyed. “We’ve just been through a lot with the Katana Fleet, sir.”[1/2]
>>45409516[2/2]“Very well,” he says. “But you are on my time, Rhys. Try not to waste it. Have fun. If you do well, I may even advance you on your TIE Fighter prototype.” Oooh, now there’s a thought.His hologram disappears. You decide to head back into the party. But the minute you go through the door, you’re ambushed by Lotte. “So, what were you out there for, big boy?” She grins stupidly, red streaking across her cheeks. She taps your chest. “Thinkin’ about meee?”“It was business,” you say.“Aw, business, business, pffff.” She spits out onto the floor. “That’s what I thinka your business! Come on! I got you and me a private room in this little den, how about you and me fool around a little, heh?” She quirks her brow, giving you a very joyful smirk.> “Sure, a little fooling around wouldn’t hurt.”> “Eh… No thanks.”> “Actually, I have to go, right now.”> Other
>>45409543>Lotte, you're drunk, and the last time we were together we were trying to kill each other>Let's talk about this tomorrow, when you're sobered up?
>>45409543>“Eh… No thanks.”I still can't believe we actually forgave her for all the shit she pulled.
>>45409543> “Sure, a little fooling around wouldn’t hurt.”She would forget about it anyway and we could always tease her>inb4 it's a trap
>>45409543>>45409573this her being in her right mind is important
>>45409543> Other"How about I just take you back to your ship, Lotte? You're out of it right now."
>>45409543>“Sure, a little fooling around wouldn’t hurt.”
>>45409543>>45409573Like this one.
>>45409573I'm pretty sure she planned the whole thing and was hoping Rhys would be drunk as well. Just because someone gets themselves tipsy doesn't mean they don't consent.
>>45409667Her not being able to consent or not isn't the issue, the issue is that she tried to kill us like four times.
Is anyone concerned he gave a non-answer?
>>45409706I'm not. Maybe now the Gungans will finally be wiped out.
>>45409706I've got a metric shit load of concern DESU
>>45409706From a certain point of view, what he said was true.
>>45409706Either it flew past everyone, or no one cares when there's an experimental TIE in the near future for completing this new hunt.
>>45409543> “Sure, a little fooling around wouldn’t hurt.”Its a trap or sure but i want to know what kind
>>45409706don't get me wrong. i like reike. but at the end of the day, if he was told to use it on a planet, he would.with extreme reluctance and angst, but he would use it.
>>45409722What did the Gungans ever do to you, asshole?
>>45409736I like our Re-22 desu. To dump it for new hotness seems like a waste considering the credits we put into it.>>45409727He didn't say he will destroy it. I like this admiral but this superweapon if it exists is scary
>>45409706Not really. It should honestly just be expected that we are being watched now that we are on the Empire's payroll.Hell, I wouldn't even be surprised if his Inquisitors are watching us from the shadows this very moment.
>>45409761They exist. That's the only reason I need to want to see a Gungan gutted like a fish and have his guts dumped into the ocean.
>>45409761Well, there was an anon who had his family killed by weeaboos.And an anon whose family was slain by laser swords.So an anon whose family was iced by Gungans isn't so far-fetched.
>>45409779>I like our Re-22 desu. To dump it for new hotness seems like a waste considering the credits we put into it.That's what I thought. Yeah, Rhys is nostalgic for the TIE cockpit, but the R-22 is his new baby.
>>45409779So we keep it in reserve as a backup fighter. With the new dosh we've got coming in, we could probably by a brand new starfighter right off the assembly line and shipped to our docking bay.
>>45409779>To dump it for new hotnessWe're not leaving her behind, we're keeping her, as she happens to be a vastly superior ship to the majority of ships out there, really.
>>45409667Nope. Impossible. She's drunk and the SJW thing to do is to escort her to safety!She couldn't possibly be frustrated as fuck later because Rhys didn't want to fool around, again.
>>45409835If I recall correctly, Rhys and Lotte never actually banged. Did they?
>>45409543> "I'm not running away tomorrow, don't be to crazy. but-"> “Sure, a little fooling around wouldn’t hurt.”I don't think she'll make it to her room conscious and we need to draw on her face with marker when she passes out.Also check out this hotness, Misri adds extra engines from all that battle salvage when? Seriously it doesn't have to offer a significant quest mechanics upgrade of any kind it just has to look like this!
>>45409820This sounds like a job for Uglies.okay sorry i'll show myself out
>>45409835I just don't want to fuck her.At all.Then she'll be bitch later and use that as an excuse for "muh closeness" and I just really don't want to deal with her bullshit anymore.
>>45409862But will you call it the Ni-T or the N-1 bomber?
>>45409862I had forgotten how derpy some of the ship designs from that Battle For Naboo game were.It's too bad we're a couple years too early to get our hands on one of those T-70 X-Wings, too.
>>45409825"Backup fighter" implies the TIE may get shot down. The day the TIE gets shot down is the day Rhys dies.>>45409886Yeah, but Rhys is the master professional of the one-night stand (apart from Jennis, who is quickly falling into "friends with benefits" territory).
>>45409901As fun as an acronym pronounced neat is I'm just pitching it as Misri adding additional engines so the aesthetic is the same, not making it a bomber to these obscure prototype specs.
>>45409825>buy a brand new starfighter right off the assembly line and shipped to our docking bay.>Rhys actually puts a couple million credits into designing and building a personal Starfighter>even Vader starts to sweat when he sees its operating specs >then he actually sees the thing
>>45409982But who do we even contract for it?Incom made the X-Wing line--and they're sorta exclusive to the Rebellion now.Koensayr made the Y-Wing and H-Wing--big derpy fighters with lots of armor and shields.Slayn and Korpil made the B-Wing, that beautiful asynchornous captial ship slayer.And of course there's Sienar Fleet Systems and Cygnus, who make the TIE's and Missile Boats, respectively, for the Empire.
>>45409727But he didn't say about destroying it or not. He said he knows how dangerous it is.
> Other“Lotte, you’re drunk, and the last time we were together we were trying to kill each other.” She quirks her brow again, staring at you confusedly, swaying about. “How about I just put you to bed, we can talk about this some other time when you’re sober.”“Ey, screw you!” She jabs her finger into your chest. “I’m always sober! I’m an Imperial Cap-“ She heaves, and nearly vomits on the floor before catching herself. You hold out your arms, just in case you need to catch her or hold back her hair. You know the drill. TIE Pilots back at the academy used to drink booze like Star Destroyers drank fuel. “Ugh… fine, take me to a room to sleep this off.”You walk her down to one of the private rooms, usually reserved for guests, this time reserved for Lotte. You barge in, and hurry her over to the bathroom. Expertly, you pull back her hair, and hold her head over the toilet. She heaves, spraying her dinner all into the toilet. It’s sickening, it’s disgusting, but you’re used to it at this point. This happened a lot back in Flight School. “Ugh… take my jacket off, I’m hot.” You nod, pulling her jacket off. “… this is embarrassing, isn’t it?”“For me, yes,” you say.“Screw you,” she grumbles. “Imma…” She coughs, sputtering and spitting into the toilet. “Babababa… dang it, I am drunk, you’re right.”Commander Luyties pokes her head in. “Ah, I was wondering where our illustrious Captain Ulgo was.” You nod to Luyties, and she pokes her head into the bathroom to see. “Cap’n, do ya want me to take over duties on the ship tonight since you appear to be indisposed.”“Shut up, Dezma, you Corulag trash! Yes.” Luyties nods. “Aye, aye.” She looks over at you, sighing. “This is what I deal with.”“I feel sorry for you,” you say.[1/2]
>>45410473[2/2]“Don’t be.” She pats you on the shoulder. “If anything, this really improves my chances of taking over the ship over her one day. Oh well.” She claps her hands together. “Good night, Mister Cykgil. Cap’n.”“Dezma, wait!” Luyties stops walking away, looking back. “… a-… am I embarrassing?”“Yes.”“Agh! Bugger!” Lotte falls backwards onto the cold floor of the refresher. “… just leave me here.”The two of you leave the private room for Lotte. “I don’t understand it. She was second best in her class in Flight School, she passed through Officer Academy with flying colors, and yet this is what I have to deal with.” She groans, rubbing her head.“Well, hey, something we have in common then.” You smirk, crossing your arms. With a quick glance, you’re already wondering how well stacked Dezma Luyties is underneath that uniform of hers. “I don’t suppose we can’t find a bit more common ground before you have to go in the morning, Dezma?”“Charmed,” she says. “But not fooled.” She gently slaps your cheek. “Good night.” And with that, she walks away. Well, worth a shot you guess.Funny, you’re not sure why, but… you feel a lot less angry now all of a sudden. Wonder why that is.
>>45410274Obviously we get them all to do a joint venture.Get some Incom defector shitting around in a bar somewhere.Though really, Sienar, Cygnus, Slayn and Korpil are all we really need, getting someone from Incom in would be a nice touch but we don't really need them.Take bits and pieces from everything, really.>inb4 that's not how it works>inb4 my fist in your asshole that's exactly how it works.
That is it for tonight's chapter of Star Wars Fortune Hunter. We'll see if I'm up to run this tomorrow but until then, hope you all enjoyed, hope to see you all next time.Follow at: https://twitter.com/GermanSchteelAsk at: http://germanschteel.tumblr.com/See you next time.
>>45410548Thanks for running boss
>>45410548Thanks for running.
>>45410498>Wonder why that is.QM fiat bullshitI'M STILL ANGRY DAMMITRAAAAGE ! JUST WANNA BREAK SHIT!Wut?
>>45410548Good run Schteel--now I need to see where I put my old copy of that Clone Wars game and get re-acquainted with the Dark Reaper.
>>45410548So we got 28,000 credits from the advance payment and winning the bet correct? any faction changes?and did Misri fix or upgrade anything? Like Giving Sparks Energy Torpedos or giving R2 a blaster, or improving Lev or the OOM-Droids?
Considering that we're gonna come into alot of cash, what if we give Jennis a loan. Make her owe us instead of the other creditors.>>45410548Thanks for running boss.
>>454106581. Correct.2. No changes.3. R2 does indeed have a blaster now, Sparks has his energy torps. Nothing else.
>>45410715That would be a nice gesture but considering her ship and all her goods got repo, a 100 thousand credits may not be enough.
>>45409982>>45410274> rebel scum steals the design> actually piloting the thing requires the absolute max in human reflexes and timing> Rebels start wondering if rhys is some sort of legend
>>45410715Debt between friends is the surest way to sure friends into bitter enemies.
>>45410793not like we'll be chasing after it.
>>45410717What type of blaster did Misri use from our inventory or scavenge?and how many energy torpedos does Sparks have before having to recharge?
>>45410274Kuat Drive Yards
>>45410793She can pay us back in scavenge goods and upgrades.
>>454108481. Scrapped from a rebel pilot's blaster found in the wreckage of the Katana Fleet.2. 2.
>>45410774We're getting the money (at full market value) from selling the auridium within the week.We will literally have millions of credits, instead of the paltry couple hundred thousand that selling the ore to fences would have gotten us.
>>45410884Is it a DH-17? Two for each launcher?
>>454109351. Yes2. No, two for the entire thing.
We should try and get a set of this when we get our money
>>45410962So all the goods Jennis had and didn't buy yet we can't buy it since her ship got Repo?Where can we buy new equipment?>>45410893but then we have to wait then.
>>45411064Smuggler's Haven, random scavvers and merchants scattered around, all kinds of places.
>>45411141but in Smuggler's Haven they didn't want to do business with us since we worked for the empire.Jennis only worked with us because no one else bought her stuff.
>>45411047>Anti-cloner wearing Clone armorIf you want to be self-loathing. Besides, heavy armor is unbecoming on a dashing rogue.
>>45411175Yeah, that's Rhys' problem not mine.
>>45411199But how can we upgrade our stuff then?
>>45410962>Oh and if we process the metals without reasonable qm toning down, or just spending them all on hookers, or bailing a friend out, etc, would it be possible for Rhys to be based out of a larger ship with his wealth? Did you have any ideas on where you wanted to go with that? This might be a more end of thread question so feel free to blow it off for later.So what are your ideas for how money might affect things? I imagine we could get a bigger ship without crew and/or cast bloat but what would that look like? >>45411047On the subject of armor did Rhys paint the storm trooper armor he uses as anything other than asshole/shoot me at 5 km away white? Please say yes, or that Misri did this because she felt the same and Rhys didn't mind, even a scuffed grey tone or a simple brown, not even a camo pattern, just anything. Oh and it was mentioned in the first shopping section with J that Rhys was interested in even just the arm/ shin guards. Does he wear those with his normal getup now without donning the whole ensemble? Get that proper smuggler/bounty hunter look?
>>45411259Buy direct from manufacturers, I'm guessing.Now that we have a lot of money coming in, we could go straight back to Kuat or Sienar or whoever else the Empire signs their defense contracts with and make purchases straight from the shipyard offices.
>>45411259You'll have to find out.>>45411279Rhys has been using the wrist and shinguards to armor himself up. Other than that, the armor's been painted in faded grays and blacks, with Misri painting Rhys' helmet to resemble a nexu's jaws.
>>45410783>rebel scum steals the design>can't afford to actually build oneFTFY
>>45411353Or we could save our money, since we have a perfectly serviceable, tricked-out R-22 and spend it on something else.
>>45411422My desire for ubermenschian TIE is too great, anon.I'm sorry.Hey, wait, could we afford a personal Star Destroyer?
>>45411364http://pastebin.com/TDyELDNjUpdated the pastebin.>>45411353We can't we are no longer on the Marque thing.>>45411364Will that be the first thing we are going to do next thread?
>>45411464>purchase a frigate that can hold a Barloz or two>purchase a cruiser that can hold a frigate or two>purchase a battleship that can fit a cruiser or twoWe nesting dolls nao
>>45411474>We can't we are no longer on the Marque thing.>implying we can't ask Reike the next time we see him "Hey, think you can get me an in with the Empire's shipyards?"
>>45411464dude, Star Destroyers are expensive, a clone war era one cost the entire fortune we have now.
>>45411364Noice! Have you considered introducing additional characters to expand the crew (Though I realize the Barloz is getting pretty full, and I loved the sections where people moonlight as temp crew members but didn't join, poor storm bros. At least the bounty hunters didn't share their fate.). Or do you have existing characters possibly in mind? Or is that something that's off the table or a long ways away?
>>454114741. Maybe, I'd personally want to get to the action first though.>>45411540I had considered additional characters. You might even pick up someone new in this coming arc.
>>45411534I was asking entirely because I didn't know, as I don't have any charts or books that give me any hard numbers for it.Just asking, bruv.
>>45411534Expense aside most everything except small destroyers/escorts/freighters/other have crew necessary complements we could in no way fill. I am looking forward to a next size up vessel but it wouldn't be huge by any stretch of the imagination.
>>45411596We're going to need a bigger boat.Because we're running low on space for crew.
>>45411576I guess, but wasn't the first thing we mentioned to the Admiral was to get new equipment and personnal i guess. BTW is Misri still avoiding us?>>45411540We can get two more living crew member for the bartolz/
>>45411596>>45411640Yeah but what exactly? Our Bartolz is the fastest piece of junk right below Han Solo's ship.
>>45411576Can we visit Kurt now that we are friendly with the Empire? (I hate them since their so expensive)
>>45411712I'd have to scour wiki's to find a suitable ship, I might have something next thread, but I can't recall anything off-hand.
>>45411740You can visit Kuat, though Kuat can deliver to your coordinates if need be.As for expense, that's a necessity. One, it means only rich idiots buy their stuff and two it means lowlife rebels can't afford to just buy ships and leave.
>>45411782But Jennis was great because not only she had upgrades, she had personnal equipment and was cheap.
>>45411782>rich idiotstheir stuff is to rip people off then?Also no personal equipment? Then again loot.
>>45411782if we are buying from kurt with 210,400 credits, what can we expect now? Since last time we only had roughly 75,000 last time we tried to buy things from them?
>>45411914Well I'd have to put together a catalog first, we might see next thread.
Anons, looking at their last shopping list. > 2x LAAT/i class Composite Beam Laser turrets: 40,000 credits> XI7 Turbolaser: 64,000 credits> Flare launcher – Starfighter class: 20,000 Credits> Sensor Decoy – Freighter class: 60,000 Credits> Emergency de-ionizer – Freighter class: 60,000 Credits> Alpha-3 Nimbus-class V-Wing – Defunct: 70,000 Credits> ARC-170 – Defunct: 60,000 Credits> N-1 Starfighter: 50,000 Credits
>>45411952Is Misri still avoiding us?Or is she better after the party?
>>45412053She should be fine now. Since you made up with Lotte, she's hoping you start getting better from this point on.
>>45412126I'm an idiot but the reason Rhys is not angry anymore is because he made up with Lotte?also what do these things on this list >>45411997 do? How powerful is the armament?
>>45412126Has Misri made any progress on making her lightsaber? Or is she still going through trial and error?
>>45411952Any chance for Corvettes to stuff the Bartolz in?I'm guessing the admiral wants the extracter intact at all costs?
>>454121801. It's about letting the anger fester. If Rhys continues to be angry at people and everything around him, it's going to eventually hurt his relationships around him. It's a start forgiving Lotte.2. The flare Launchers deploy emergency flares which can fool concussion missiles and send them running. The Sensor decoy deploys a sensor ping which fools other sensors into thinking there's another freighter of the exact same size and class. The de-ionizer negates ion damage that the ship sustains.The armament itself is pretty powerful too.>>45412241She's only now figuring out that maybe the Force has something to do with the lightsaber.>>454122491. Not at this moment.2. At all costs.
>>45412325What has been up with Misri this episode? She sounds really down, at least when not under the influence. Also, what kind of blow did the rebellion just take, a significant one?
>>45412422She's mostly dealing with the fact that underneath it all Rhys really isn't the charming cool guy she thought he was.As for the blow, losing the Separatist Holdout Fleet is a very, very, significant blow. It was quite possibly the largest fleet the Alliance can afford to muster at any time and they lost it ensuring the Katana Fleet would at least be a non-threat. Not just in ships either, but experienced officers like Admiral Attun Palalin were killed in the fighting.
>>45412325>>45412422How many ships did the Empire lose in the fight?
>>45412494They lost three Arquitens-cruisers, a Gozanti-class freighter, at least a hundred TIE fighters and bombers, and one Venator-class Star Destroyer.
>>45412517We should ask Reike to pay us with a Cruiser and crew.And smile when he laughs in our face, then take the credits and another job.
>>45412488While i agree it was kind of a shitty thing to do/see. I think that is a bit unfair to Rhys considering the position he was in.Misri built him up on a pedestal didn't she?
>>45412550Well Rhys did take her off of Coruscant and showed her a world beyond the supercity of Coruscant and took her to places like Manaan, Tython, the furthest reaches of the Unknown Systems. She certainly built him up on a pedestal.
>>45412550Honestly, I'll just never forgive rebelfags for fucking the rebels over like that.And I'm sure Reike is actually quite satisfied we managed to set up a prominent rebellion fleet to be destroyed, even if it may not have been the intention (I'm sure it was for someone)
>>45412586So when is Rhys going to end up having to fight using a lightsaber, and taking whoever it is he is fighting by surprise in how he doesn't immediately remove his own limbs?
>>45412620It'll be like Cad Bane fighting Obi-Wan Kenobi and Quinlan Vos. He'll take the lightsaber, laugh that he now has a lightsaber, and then immediately lose it.
>>45412601To be fair they would have been fucked over regardless, once the empire captured the ships.>>45412586Fair enough, well at least she knows he's only human.
>>45412601From the sounds of it, most people are actually really pleased that the rebels got seriously fucked and Eudora is probably dead.
>>45412517What possible ideas are you thinking of, interms of corvettes?
>>45412820Don't have a solid idea yet but I was thinking something small for one thing.
>>45412586>>45412660Yeah for all his bashing of philanthropists and idealists Rhys had always "done the right thing" to Misri (help our mandalorian friend, help save lotte's star destroyer, not kill that jedi, etc.). While an unwinnable situation (in which we were decent enough to give the rebels a head start and somewhat mitigate the katana threat) it was still Rhys turning his back on a friend, and the first time she had seen him turn his back on the "good fight" whatever that happened to be. It may even be a bit unfair to Rhys (most hero worship is) but its still understandable for Misri. Nice to see complexity in any relationship though, from a character standpoint, even negative. For example even though everyone else was fuming about what lotte had done (and it was truly dickish) I loved it from a character interaction angle. really drove the story with conflicting emotion and alternate viewpoints. Happy about the reconciliation too, even though they won't go back to being best chums its rare to get catharsis in a /tg quest. Have a good one!
>>45412695Yeah, I'm not entirely sure where the hate for Eudora came from. She never really did anything to us, but from reading some of the posts here you'd think she killed anon's dog or something.
>>45412601Well, it fits canon at least. At the point of the Battle of Yavin they were pretty hard against the edge and the loss of that base would've been the death knell instead of the turning point.
>>45412891Though at this rate, the rebellion will probably be dead and gone well before the canon Battle of Yavin.
>>45412862Also we upgunning the ATPT anytime soon to have a badass moment of killing everyone in a general given direction when things look down? Just kidding, though the war-crime known as flamethrowers would be pretty badass on a walker.
>>45412857Aquiten light CruiserThough I think it's bullshit that a ship that big only houses 12 people.
>>45412929More likely they'll shift tactics from fighting like a proper military towards what we saw in ANH, lots of secret cells, missions hidden by respectability, and a few concentrations of high-value forces.
>>45412929I don't think Rhys is going to have quite that big an impact. The rebellion is an Empire-wide phenomenon and is the product of Imperial oppression. Rhys hasn't really changed any of that. Pretty much so long as the Empire remains an oppressive dictatorship, the rebellion will continue.
>>45413047> product of Imperial oppressionNo they're not. Alderaan hasn't happened yet. There isn't "Imperial oppression" for them to be rebelling against. They're a group of partisan holdouts from the old republic and the separatists, and once you kill them all, they're done.And once Rhys gives the Empire the Dark Reaper, that'll be sewn up.
>>45412857Can we even afford something like that in our budget?
>>45413145Technically speaking, the Rebel Alliance is far more than just partisan holdouts and Separatist holdouts as well. Tarkin's governance in the Outer Rim has resulted in thousands of farmers, industrial workers, and lower class citizens revolting due to Imperialization ripping their farms and infrastructure up to replace with military industry. The popular stereotype of farmers being rebels has a lot of fact because farmers generally get shit on.And not to mention that the Empire generally uses authoritative governance over its systems both inner core and outer rim. Those who speak out are quietly made to disappear.Of course, I'm speaking in terms of new canon in which Star Wars Rebels is basically all I have to go on.>>45413219It all depends on how wisely you spend money in the budget.
>>45413260So how will Lotte make things up with us?
>>45410548Are we talking triple feature or that one-shot thingy (Though i prefer the former then the latter)
>>45413260http://starwars.wikia.com/wiki/Crusader-class_corvetteIts in the price range of 2.5-5 mil, has a neat history, fast and savage, and is something our cutest mando could inform us about when the initial purchase of two for the imperial fleet sours and mandalore look for other buyers. With its cargo capacity it must be able to fit a few fighters as well, even if we have to modify it. Just an idea. Mainly like this because of the history of it and the varied forces who use it throughout its production. 80 crew is standard compliment, thou between droids and that being merely the recommended crew it could easily be doable. In any case just an idea
>>45413346Any way she can.>>45413381Might just be a triple feature for now.
>>45413145> There isn't "Imperial oppression" for them to be rebelling against.Even before Alderaan, the rebellion was steadily growing. Both the admirals on the Death Star and Leia said as much in ANH. Remember the whole "the more you tighten your grip, the more star systems will slip through your fingers" thing? The Empire was an oppressive dictatorship that took a hard line crushing any dissent. It also featured slavery, extreme overemphasis on the military, and a whole host of other problems that made a lot of people very angry. The rebellion was an expression of that anger.
>>45413436https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DCW99_s1RoQhttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-ywdAw0eb5sGives you a general idea, although some of this is old canon.
>>45413408the thing is anon, will it be able to hold the lion's share.
>>45413260Those farmers, workers, etc. don't have warships or starfighters. The actual military forces of the rebellion were rep/sep leftovers that could be finished off for good. Aside from that, Tarkin's governance generated far more economic good than harm, so overall it didn't fuel the rebellion, and making troublemakers and partisans quietly disappear promotes order, not rebellion.>>45413436> Even before Alderaan, the rebellion was steadily growingNo it wasn't, it was on its last legs. So much so that the destruction of Yavin IV would have been the end of resistance against the Empire. They were the last holdout.> Remember the whole "the more you tighten your grip, the more star systems will slip through your fingers" thing?Empty bravado from a prisoner is meaningless.> a hard line crushing any dissentWhich nearly worked, see above.> slaveryExisted in the republic too.> extreme overemphasis on the militaryBecause neglecting it was one of the most obvious failures of the republic.
>>45413503Eh if cannon is anything to go by we can just bolt it on or seal it to the boarding hatch and it wont explode. Maybe. Dunno.
>>45413563to be fair, the fleet has been cut off from the other cells.
>>45413563This gives a good perspective>>45413501While cells continued operating the main thing that was under threat in episode 4 was the ability of the rebels to mount any sort of coordinated offense with a central or core force. That and if the death star was successful it would have crushed a great deal of rebel moral and willingness, especially as the empire demonstrated it gave no fucks about using it on a highly populated and developed planet.
>>45413715In short with such a government there was always going to be a rebellion, but the events leading to the destruction of the first death star were instrumental in making possible that hte rebellion could possibly achieve something meaningful.
>>45413563> slavery>Existed in the republic too.No, it didn't. It existed outside the Republic in Outer Rim worlds like Tatooine that were functionally lawless.
>>45413412>Any way she can.
>>45414020Anon, put it away, we want ships, not terrible sex.Besides, we already have a much better lay in the form of the best scrapper.
>>45413778There was plenty of slavery in the republic, they just turned a blind eye to it because the slaveowners were rich/powerful/senators. With slavery, the only difference between the republic and the Empire was that the Empire was honest about it.