Tatooine: The Search for Obi-Wan.   Posted by GM Hammer.Group: 0
GM Hammer
 GM, 228 posts
Fri 30 Mar 2018
at 19:00
Re: Tatooine: The Search for Obi-Wan
Kelko shook himself and then said "Let's talk about the real reason we came here.  We need a translator droid that can speak to Jawas."

Wald rubbed the back of his neck with his right hand. "A translator, hmm...I know I don't have any protocol droids right now.  Let me check my inventory."  He picked up a datapad off of one of the nearby counters and scanned through for a few seconds.  "Ah, okay.  Follow me."  He led the pair towards a back corner of the shop.

"Here you go," he said, pointing to a droid that was leaning up against the wall.  The droid was skeletal in appearance, and though it was humanoid, it seemed as though it only had one eye (it's left eye).  "An SY-series repair droid.  It was Cybot Galactica's follow up to improve the LE-series repair droid.  It's a very versatile droid, and with a better translating unit than the LE-series."

(https://vignette.wikia.nocooki...st?cb=20071205001523)

Wald gave space and time for Britton and Kelko to examine the droid or ask any questions they liked.
Britton Rand
 player, 223 posts
Sun 8 Apr 2018
at 22:07
Re: Tatooine: The Search for Obi-Wan
"What do you think?" Britton asked, squatting down in front of the droid and looking it over.

OOC 6+13=19 perception check.
GM Hammer
 GM, 229 posts
Mon 9 Apr 2018
at 16:56
Re: Tatooine: The Search for Obi-Wan
"I'm afraid I don't know much about droids," Kelko replied.  "But if it's as Wald says, it may be our best bet.  We might want to know it's other capabilities besides translation though."
Britton Rand
 player, 224 posts
Thu 31 May 2018
at 00:01
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"We'll take it," Britton said.  "How much?"
GM Hammer
 GM, 230 posts
Thu 31 May 2018
at 18:41
Re: Tatooine: The Search for Obi-Wan
"5,000 credits," Wald said simply.
Britton Rand
 player, 225 posts
Sun 3 Jun 2018
at 21:45
Re: Tatooine: The Search for Obi-Wan
"4000," Britton said, standing up and crossing his arms across his chest.

OOC 7+1=8 favourable circumstances for Intimidate.
GM Hammer
 GM, 231 posts
Mon 4 Jun 2018
at 23:37
Re: Tatooine: The Search for Obi-Wan
OOC: Are you sure you want to try the Intimidate application of Persuasion against somebody who's been friendly to you this whole time?  I know you have favorable circumstances for Intimidate and I know Britton's that kind of a guy, but I find it hard to believe that even he couldn't find a better application of Persuasion for haggling the price of the droid with someone who currently already has an attitude in his favor.
Britton Rand
 player, 226 posts
Mon 9 Jul 2018
at 00:31
Re: Tatooine: The Search for Obi-Wan
OOC fiiiiine, just use it as a persuasion roll.
GM Hammer
 GM, 232 posts
Mon 9 Jul 2018
at 21:56
Re: Tatooine: The Search for Obi-Wan
"I can sell a used LE repair droid for more than 4,000, and this droid is more functional and rarer.  I'm afraid that's a hard pass.  5,000."  Wald said evenly.
Britton Rand
 player, 227 posts
Fri 20 Jul 2018
at 19:57
Re: Tatooine: The Search for Obi-Wan
Britton sighed but acquiesced.
GM Hammer
 GM, 233 posts
Thu 26 Jul 2018
at 20:54
Re: Tatooine: The Search for Obi-Wan
After taking most of his credits, Wald said, "Pleasure doing business with you.  Anything else I can get you folks?"

"Well, we do need a speeder to get around," Kelko admitted.

"Now for that I have quite a few options.  I sell new and used speeders as well as rent speeders.  Now, you'll need a speeder with at least three seats for you two and your droid.  Hmm..." Wald again consulted his datapad.  "Right now I've got an Aratech Arrow-23: 6,800 credits to buy it new, 2,140 credits to buy one used, or 68 credits per day to rent.  I've got a CS-1 Cargo Sled: 12,000 credits new, 6,500 credits used, or 120 credits per day to rent.  And I've got a V-35 Courier: 8000 credits new, 2,500 credits used, or 80 credits per day to rent.  Which one would you like to take a look at?"
Britton Rand
 player, 228 posts
Fri 3 Aug 2018
at 19:14
Re: Tatooine: The Search for Obi-Wan
"I'll leave this one up to you," Britton said to Kelko.
GM Hammer
 GM, 234 posts
Thu 9 Aug 2018
at 21:22
Re: Tatooine: The Search for Obi-Wan
"Fair enough, since you bought the droid." Kelko conceded.  "Well we definitely can't afford a new speeder," Kelko mused.  He did some quick math in his head and said "In order for the used Arrow-23 and the used V-35 to be worth it we'd need to use them for at least 32 days and even longer for the Cargo Sled.  I'm hoping we won't be here that long."  Kelko turned to Wald and asked, "How do your rentals work?  Will we need to bring the vehicle back here?"

"Well, I make renting easy.  We set up a payment drop for each day you use the vehicle.  When you're done with the vehicle, I have a special transponder that you can activate to let me know you're done renting it and I'll have it picked up," Wald explained.

"That is convenient," Kelko agreed.  "Could we see the rentals?"

"Certainly," Wald replied.  "Follow me."  He led the pair through the arched portal in the back of the shop.  Besides massive piles of vehicle parts, there were multiple whole vehicles in various conditions.  Wald strolled past the shiny new vehicles, and led them through a maze of machinery towards the back.  "Here you go," he said, gesturing to the three vehicles used for rentals.

Kelko carefully looked over each vehicle.  "The V-35 is nice, but it only has 3 seats.  What if we need to take this Kenobi with us?" Kelko asked rhetorically.  "There'd be no room."  He moved over to the Cargo Sled.  "I don't really like the open style of the cargo area."  He shuffled over to the last vehicle.  "This has more passenger space than we really need, but I guess it will do.  We'll take the Aratech Arrow-23," Kelko announced.

OOC: Any comments?
Britton Rand
 player, 229 posts
Tue 20 Nov 2018
at 22:59
Re: Tatooine: The Search for Obi-Wan
"Sounds great."  Britton rubbed his forehead, feeling the throbbing return after the negotiation.
GM Hammer
 GM, 235 posts
Fri 7 Dec 2018
at 14:36
Re: Tatooine: The Search for Obi-Wan
Kelko, unaware of Britton's affliction, continued with the deal.  "We'll take it."

Wald immediately arranged for the first day's rental charge to be transferred to him, then said.  "Let me come take the restraining bolt off your droid and activate him.  Then I'll let you get to know him while I bring your rental speeder around to the front."

The three of you walked back into the shop.  Wald retrieved a tool that he used to remove the restraining bolt from the droid, and he flipped his activation switch.  After a small moment, the droid's photoreceptor lit up and he came to life.  "Thank you master for reactivating my circuits," the droid said to Wald.

"Ess Why Four, I am no longer your master.  This is your new master," Wald said, pointing to Britton.

"I understand," the droid replied.  "In that case, thank you master for purchasing me so I could be reactivated."

"I'll leave the three of you to get acquainted for a moment.  I'll be back soon with your speeder."  And with that Wald returned to the scrap yard in the back.
Britton Rand
 player, 230 posts
Thu 13 Dec 2018
at 18:40
Re: Tatooine: The Search for Obi-Wan
"Yeah," said Britton, pressing hard against his forehead with the palm of his hand.  "No problem.  So, tell me about yourself.  What are your specs?"
GM Hammer
 GM, 236 posts
Fri 14 Dec 2018
at 17:24
Re: Tatooine: The Search for Obi-Wan
The droid answered immediately and succinctly.  "My designation is Ess Why Four, though I am usually nicknamed Syfer.  I am a repair droid with several protocol functions; an upgrade from the LE-series repair droid.  I have an improved translator unit.  I have improved dexterity and protocols to allow me to use ranged weapons to defend my master and his property."  Suddenly, during his explanation of his last upgraded feature, he started singing his sentence: "I also have internal storage to allow me to discretely transport anything my master requires."
Britton Rand
 player, 231 posts
Mon 17 Dec 2018
at 16:54
Re: Tatooine: The Search for Obi-Wan
"Why are you singing?"
GM Hammer
 GM, 237 posts
Fri 21 Dec 2018
at 04:37
Re: Tatooine: The Search for Obi-Wan
"I apologize, master," the droid continued in the same lilting tone.  "Sometimes my vocoder gets stuck in this mode."

"How long does that usually last?" Kelko asked.

"Usually only a short time," the droid replied.  "Although once it lasted for three days," he admitted, with melancholy notes.
Britton Rand
 player, 232 posts
Fri 21 Dec 2018
at 14:46
Re: Tatooine: The Search for Obi-Wan
Britton laughed, suddenly.

"Well, at least life will be interesting."
GM Hammer
 GM, 238 posts
Mon 7 Jan 2019
at 22:26
Re: Tatooine: The Search for Obi-Wan
Wald was soon around front with the rental speeder.  As he hopped out and handed over the access key, Syfer offered, in song, "Master, would you like me to pilot the speeder?"

"Oh, is his vocoder stuck again?" asked Wald.  "Sorry about that, he used to be owned by a jizz band that had him act as their manager, and occasionally fill in if they needed vocals.  It should wear off soon."

"As I was telling them," Syfer sang out.  Then his vocoder hissed and he went back to a normal speaking voice, "It doesn't usually last very long."

"Well good luck to you.  And Kelko, I'll keep an ear out for any news of your family," Wald concluded.

"Thank you," Kelko replied.

Syfer stood near the speeder, awaiting an answer to his question, despite the interruption since it had been asked.
Britton Rand
 player, 233 posts
Fri 29 Mar 2019
at 06:00
Re: Tatooine: The Search for Obi-Wan
Britton turned back to Syfer, remembering why he was waiting.

"Oh, uh, sure.  Unless Kelko want to pilot."
GM Hammer
 GM, 239 posts
Fri 29 Mar 2019
at 18:38
Re: Tatooine: The Search for Obi-Wan
"Nope," Kelko replied.  "I always wanted a chauffeur."

"I have acted in that capacity," Syfer said conversationally before getting into the driver's seat of the speeder.

"I can navigate," Kelko said holding up the map as he took the other front seat.

OOC: Any comments before continuing on to find the Jawas?
Britton Rand
 player, 234 posts
Sat 30 Mar 2019
at 20:02
Re: Tatooine: The Search for Obi-Wan
OOC Nope.
GM Hammer
 GM, 240 posts
Mon 1 Apr 2019
at 22:08
Re: Tatooine: The Search for Obi-Wan
After almost an hour of driving through the blowing sands, the speeder crested a dune and there in the distance was a colossal boxy-shaped, dirt brown rust-colored tracked transport.

"This should be it," Kelko reported, after consulting the map one last time.

Syfer drove up to the vehicle, and before Britton and Kelko could even get out, small creatures in brown robes and with glowing yellow eyes were approaching their speeder.  The creatures were jabbering excitedly in their strange language as they drew near.  They started rubbing their hands on the speeder and would have continued, but when Syfer exited the vehicle, the Jawas seemed to jump for joy and started gibbering even more excitedly.

Syfer started speaking back to them, though that didn't seem to stop them starting to check him out too.