Kothlis: An Assignment.   Posted by GM Hammer.Group: 0
GM Hammer
 GM, 43 posts
Tue 5 Aug 2014
at 00:33
Re: Kothlis: An Assignment
"It's true you could leave, but I think I'd be better able to persuade you to stay by not giving you your last pay than by giving it to you," Capt. Ruk'fey countered.  "But I'm still not convinced I shouldn't do more to keep you from leaving."


"Remember when I tried to sign up?" Kelko asked.  "You didn't even want me, now you're trying to keep me from leaving?"

"As I said, I did not yet appreciate your skills." Capt. Ruk'fey replied.


OOC: Britton's turn.  And remember just because Britton doesn't know he can use the Force, doesn't mean he can't use the Force.
Britton Rand
 player, 39 posts
Thu 6 Nov 2014
at 04:45
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OOC Britton attempted to Search his Feelings to see if he could think of anything to use: 16 + 5 = 21
GM Hammer
 GM, 44 posts
Thu 6 Nov 2014
at 14:46
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You get the sense that Capt. Ruk'fey has come to depend on the two of you; to even like you.  But if you try to get special treatment, you will offend his sense of pride and fairness.  Also, he feels that if he loses you two, the level of competency in his militia drops.

This message was last edited by the GM at 14:47, Thu 06 Nov 2014.

Britton Rand
 player, 40 posts
Wed 12 Nov 2014
at 16:18
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"We're not trying to ask for a favour," Britton said.  "We're just asking for the recompense for the services we've provided.  That's fair, isn't it?"
GM Hammer
 GM, 45 posts
Wed 12 Nov 2014
at 17:08
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OOC: Make a Persuasion check.
Britton Rand
 player, 41 posts
Mon 17 Nov 2014
at 00:09
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OOC Aw, yeah!  Natural 20!
GM Hammer
 GM, 46 posts
Mon 17 Nov 2014
at 18:05
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"I agree you boys have made your point for being able to leave, but I think you're missing my point that I'm trying to persuade you to stay--I need your expertise.  And the best way I can think of to convince you to stay is to take back the equipment we supplied you and with hold your last pay."  Captain Ruk'fey almost pounded his fists on his desks, but restrained himself from doing so.  "I'm within my authority to do that.  And I'm hoping you won't like losing those things and so will stay to keep them."

You could tell that Kelko was trying to gauge the captain before he next spoke.
"It seems like it's our skills you want more than us in particular."  Kelko pointed out.  "What if we left you our field journals with all our field notes in them?"  Kelko asked.  "We'll even give you our personal comlink frequencies in case you have any questions."

"That would go a long way to helping the rest of the soldiers," Captain Ruk'fey admitted.  "But I think it might be better if you stayed here and trained them in person," he countered.
Britton Rand
 player, 42 posts
Mon 17 Nov 2014
at 18:42
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"Or we could hand pick replacements," Britton ventured.
GM Hammer
 GM, 47 posts
Mon 17 Nov 2014
at 20:47
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"That's an intriguing idea," Captain Ruk'fey mused.  "From where would you pick them?"
Britton Rand
 player, 43 posts
Mon 17 Nov 2014
at 22:17
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"The ranks," Britton suggested, scratching his cheek.  "Connections.  The holonet."
GM Hammer
 GM, 48 posts
Mon 17 Nov 2014
at 22:47
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OOC: Make a Persuasion check.
Britton Rand
 player, 44 posts
Tue 18 Nov 2014
at 06:20
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OOC Rolled a 14 again.
GM Hammer
 GM, 49 posts
Tue 18 Nov 2014
at 15:09
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Captain Ruk'fey nodded his maned head slowly.  "I suppose that will work.  I want them picked and ready before you leave."


"I think we can manage that," Kelko confirmed.  "And we may as well keep all of our equipment," he added.

"No I'm afraid I'm going to have to take that back," the captain countered.  "And now that we've established your succession plan, we still need to come to terms about this last pay of yours."
Britton Rand
 player, 45 posts
Wed 19 Nov 2014
at 05:29
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"Well we are working to let you make a smooth transition as possible so I don't see why we can call it even by giving us our pay and you keeping your equipment."
GM Hammer
 GM, 50 posts
Wed 19 Nov 2014
at 14:53
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OOC: Make another Persuasion check.  And consider if you want to use a FP on that roll.
Britton Rand
 player, 46 posts
Wed 19 Nov 2014
at 16:36
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OOC 6 (roll) + 6 (FP roll) = 12
GM Hammer
 GM, 51 posts
Wed 19 Nov 2014
at 17:02
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"Very well," Captain Ruk'fey conceded.  "It's a deal.  Now I want those replacements ASAP."

OOC: Congratulation!  You just completed your first Skill Challenge.  And you only had 1 failure, which was Kelko's.  So I'm afraid you will have to leave your binder cuffs, your combat jumpsuit, your second war sword, and your second sword holster on Kothlis, since they were all given to you by the Kothlis militia.

Would you like to narrate the part where you hand pick your replacements, or shall I?
Britton Rand
 player, 47 posts
Wed 19 Nov 2014
at 20:45
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OOC I'll let you.  I trust your humour.
GM Hammer
 GM, 52 posts
Wed 19 Nov 2014
at 23:25
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It took a few days to comb through the militia personnel's dossiers and find people who had skills close to yours and the ability to learn quickly, but finally you were able to find two.  You verbally ran them through a couple of scenarios to see how they would react in each situation.  At first they were just a little off, but after a few additional days of coaching they seemed to be catching on to your tactics.  You handed over your field journals to them and wished them luck.

Soon you were back in Captain Ruk'fey's office, handing in your militia equipment.  "I'm afraid I'll also have to take away your military licenses, but I don't believe any of your personal equipment is restricted to that level, so it shouldn't matter.  And thank you boys for getting your replacements up to speed.  As much as it pains me to admit it, I hate to see you go; and should you ever change your minds, you're welcome back.  Here's your promised pay."  He handed you each a credit chip for 700 credits.  (OOC: You now have 2625 credits.)  He shook your hands and then showed you out.

OOC: I updated your Ref Def and possessions on your Character Sheet.

Do you want to do anything else before catching a transport to Tatooine?
Britton Rand
 player, 48 posts
Thu 20 Nov 2014
at 18:01
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"Thank you, sir," Britton said, shaking the Captain's hand.  "It's been an honour."
GM Hammer
 GM, 53 posts
Thu 20 Nov 2014
at 18:41
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You walked up to the ticketing booth at the space port.  The ticketing agent was a young female Bothan.  "Welcome gentlebeings," she greeted with a friendly smile.  "Where are we headed today?"

"Tatooine," Kelko replied.

"Very well," the agent looked to her screen and keyed in some information.  "Your in luck, we have a shuttle leaving for the city of Bestine on Tatooine in just a few hours.  The trip is 12 hours long, and I have a few options for your accommodations."  She flipped her screen around to show you your options:
Double stateroom: 1400 credits
Private stateroom (2): 750 credits each
Double standard room: 700 credits
Private standard room (2): 500 credits each
Bunk (2): 200 credits each

"Which option would you prefer?"
Britton Rand
 player, 49 posts
Thu 20 Nov 2014
at 18:57
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"Bunk sounds good to me, how about you buddy?"
GM Hammer
 GM, 54 posts
Thu 20 Nov 2014
at 23:16
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"Personally, I'm tired of sleeping in a bunk; we've been doing it the whole time we've been in the militia.  I'd like a little comfort, but I wouldn't mind sharing a room.  How about the double standard?  It's only 150 more each."  Kelko asked back.
Britton Rand
 player, 50 posts
Fri 21 Nov 2014
at 02:21
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"Alright," Britton conceded.  "Double standard.  It would be nice to sleep in a decent bed."
GM Hammer
 GM, 55 posts
Fri 21 Nov 2014
at 04:18
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"Very well gentlebeings, here are your tickets," she said after taking your credits.  "Enjoy your trip."

OOC: The adventure will continue in "Trip to Tatooine"...