Episode 3: Fair trade.   Posted by Game Master.Group: 0
Game Master
 GM, 354 posts
Thu 26 Nov 2015
at 13:39
Episode 3: Fair trade
You head down through the hallways of the ship, and encounter several more bodies. Not just stormtroopers either, in fact, they seem to be in the minority. Most of the bodies are simply crew members. Many of them seem to have died in the same way as the stormtrooper, but not all of them. You find two stormtroopers who look like they were shot with blasters. And you also find a crew member who looks like he was torn apart by vicious claws.

Eventually though, you walk into the main sickbay. This is where triad is held, though the ship also has a recovery ward as well as two surgical rooms. It's filled with bodies which are covered with white sheets. And unlike the rest of the ship, there are survivors here. Though hardly alive. Two medical droids are going back and forth and seem to be busy taking stock of the inventory in the drug cabinets.

When you enter both droids stop what they are doing and turn to you.

"Welcome, I'm afraid the medical staff is currently unavailable, should you have need medical attention, we are able to provide most forms of care"
Dara Lenn
 player, 287 posts
 Sullustan Dealmaker
Fri 27 Nov 2015
at 02:40
Episode 3: Fair trade
Dara is quick to speak up, just to make sure the droids don't have an excuse to get close to anyone, "none of us need medical attention.  Do you have information on what resulted in the death of the organic life on this ship?"
Game Master
 GM, 355 posts
Mon 30 Nov 2015
at 20:21
Episode 3: Fair trade
"Of course I do! We keep extensive records on all relevant medical information. It all began when a patrol ship examined a trandoshan freighter suspected of smuggling. As it turns out, they were not smuggling anything but they were acting very strangely. They were extremely aggressive even for such a vicious species. And they seemed to be having difficulty flying their own ship.."

The droid seems to take a moment of silence for no other reason than to mimic a person taking a breath after a long exposition, then it continues.

"That is when we were called in. I am saddened to report however, that our quarantine efforts were not sufficient and the virus escaped into the general population of the ship without us realizing it. By the time we realized there had been a containment breach, matters were already getting out of control. This virus is highly dangerous, it causes extreme aggression in trandoshan hosts and seems to interfere with their impulse control center. But it is not by itself lethal to them"

The droid uses a slender metallic arm to motion to all the bodies spread around the medical bay.

"I fear it is far more deadly to human hosts. And our doctors were the first to fall ill as well as die. Along with the escaped trandoshans running rampant to the ship. We were unable to save the crew"
Kessaq
 player, 74 posts
Mon 30 Nov 2015
at 20:41
Episode 3: Fair trade
  The Quarren blew out a breath at the revelation of the deadly epidemic, though somewhat expected, the confirmation was still disconcerting. "So, we may have rampaging, deranged Trandoshans that are carrying a deadly disease. Great. Can you access internal sensors from here or have you seen any activity of sentient beings recently?"
Dara Lenn
 player, 288 posts
 Sullustan Dealmaker
Mon 30 Nov 2015
at 23:16
Episode 3: Fair trade
"Is there any sort of treatment for the disease?" Dara asks hopefully.
Grannos Mer
 player, 144 posts
Tue 1 Dec 2015
at 02:13
Episode 3: Fair trade
Letting the droid's comments sink in, Grannos patiently waits for the replies to his comrades before addressing the droids:

"Given our group's species make-up, please determine a risk assessment for each of us based on known information about the disease. And please explain the mode of transmission."

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Game Master
 GM, 357 posts
Tue 1 Dec 2015
at 14:43
Episode 3: Fair trade
The droid turns to Kessaq to respond first, sounding almost sorrowful in it's reply.

"I'm afraid I do not know of any such sensors. Nor would I have access to it's functions. We are not allowed to leave this sickbay"

It cheers up slightly when Dara asks her question.

"I believe that there is, we have worked seizelessly in order to facilitate a cure and I believe we have succeeded. However, I am sorry to report that once brain damaged has occurred our cure will not be able to undo the damage, it should function as a vaccine and during the first stage however"

Finally it takes on the tone of a proffessor at a presumptious expensive school as it replies to Grannos.

"The virus is air-borne and persistant. It can remain dormant for several weeks without losing any of it's potency. It does seem susceptible to ordinary medical cleansing however. As the trandoshan ship was cleansed and we have received no reports from the facility where it is held that they have encountered any problems. I plan to advise imperial command to clean this ship as well once we are rescued"

It walks over to a cabinet and starts pulling out needles.

"Please allow me to take some blood if you wish me to analyze your bio chemistry for any risk of adverse effects from our cure.."
Leemy Tazi
 player, 393 posts
 Duros Pilot
Tue 1 Dec 2015
at 17:43
Episode 3: Fair trade
"Before we start with the blood samples, I think it is important to remember that the virus is airborne and can remain dangerous for a long time if not properly cleansed, there are several Trandoshans on the ship somewhere who likely are acting as carriers for the virus, our medical suits are only protecting us from the virus by separating us from the outside atmosphere, and we just walked through several hallways on this ship before opening the doors to the sickbay."

"In other words, at this moment, trying to check for a risk of side effects could allow us to be infected, and with how quick this virus broke containment, there might not be enough time to make a new cure without those side effects."
Kessaq
 player, 75 posts
Tue 1 Dec 2015
at 18:32
Episode 3: Fair trade
  Kessaq looked over at the droids and Leemy, "Let's start by securing this room from further contamination and wandering Trandos or others, then we can see if the droids can decon the room well enough that we can remove the suits for a blood sample. I would guess it essential for us non-humans so they can work on a vaccine for our species types. Although, given the state of the patients here, I'm not real confident in the standard medical cleaning procedures."
Kell Fett
 player, 143 posts
 Mandalorian Clone
 Merc Soldier
Tue 1 Dec 2015
at 21:29
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"Well, I may be a clone of a mandalorian, but I am also human... I can take the most risks out of the group for now..." he states looking over the party, stopping to look over to the droids. "That is of course, if the cure for humans is ready and at stand-by. How long does it take to make more of this stuff?" he states before finishing with a question of his own. Knowing what they did, he stayed near the door and kept a watch at the hallways that he could see.
Dara Lenn
 player, 289 posts
 Sullustan Dealmaker
Wed 2 Dec 2015
at 01:43
Episode 3: Fair trade
"With the quality of infection, anyway, we can't be assured of the sanitation of the medical equipment.  How long would it take us to get the ship out of here, anyway?  It might suit us better to get the vessel to safer location before we commit to any efforts to cleanse..."
Kessaq
 player, 76 posts
Wed 2 Dec 2015
at 15:05
Episode 3: Fair trade
  "We might have to fight our way to the bridge, if we move the ship, and could easily breach the flimsy suit containment if we run into trouble. I don't think that is worth the risk. But we can't stay here forever either. If we return to the ship, the airborne virus could infect our ship as well once we connect the airlock again so does that mean we are stuck here anyway" the Quarren said perplexed at how to do this without somebody dying horribly in a bloody mess. It gave him the shivers knowing the thin material in the suit was the only thing between them and a deadly virus. There were just too many unknowns. The Hutt was smart to not risk it, anyone he had that was smart enough to have figured out how to decon the ship, he wouldn't have wanted to lose. They were here now, and committed. He turned to the droid hoping to figure out some of the unknowns so they could make some smart choices.

  "Droid, can you seal the room, and isolate it? What are the procedures for medical cleansing of this room? How certain are you of the vaccine, 100%? Would you be able to detect any contamination with complete accuracy if we did it, and do you have the supplies to do that now? How do you know that the ship that was infected was cleansed completely? They could have had some communications malfunction to contact them or they were just all dead, correct? Can we pull up schematics for the ship from a console in this room, or even access the main computer?"
Game Master
 GM, 360 posts
Fri 4 Dec 2015
at 14:13
Episode 3: Fair trade
The droid listens to all the questions and when finally everyone seems to wait for an answer it tries to reply to everything it's heard.

"We have enough for anywhere between 15 and 20 sentients, depending on their size, weight and species. I'm afraid we've run out of supplies to make any more, but we have all the data needed to produce more in another facility. The process would take 2 days"

It gives Kessaq's questions a little more attention.

"The room can be sealed, but with the number of bodies in here, I do not believe it's integrity can be restored. I fear there is never a 100% cure rate but we have established this drug's cure rate at approximately 98,7 percent chance in our projections. My suggestion would be to take the drug, and we will try to predict and handle any possible side effects"

The droid considers the question about the trandoshan's ship and gives a very mechanical shake of the head.

"There was a report indicating the ship had arrived. I filed it myself. Though at the time it seemed insignificant. So it certainly arrived. And there was no indication that anything had gone wrong with the cleansing"

It then leads the way to a small computer console.

"I'm afraid we do not have access to most systems from here. But i can bring up a schematic of this vessel if you wish.."
Dara Lenn
 player, 292 posts
 Sullustan Dealmaker
Thu 10 Dec 2015
at 00:20
Episode 3: Fair trade
"Schematics would be good."
Game Master
 GM, 361 posts
Thu 10 Dec 2015
at 12:56
Episode 3: Fair trade
The droid heads over to one of the consoles and pulls up a schematic. It's a fairly standard layout for a ship this size. Though it has certainly been specialized for medical care. There's a lot of passenger capacity and of course the surgery bays, recovery hall. And even an extended prison. The empire enjoys nothing more than tossing troublemakers into jail.

"If you have a datapad, I could download this information to it"

The engineering control room is relatively nearby. Though if you wished to go to the bridge, that would be a longer walk. Unless you choose to use the turbolifts, which are showing to be fully operational and could get you anywhere quite fast.
Dara Lenn
 player, 293 posts
 Sullustan Dealmaker
Thu 10 Dec 2015
at 14:37
Episode 3: Fair trade
Dara is sure to get the information on her datapad, and to share it out with anyone else who might want it.
Grannos Mer
 player, 146 posts
Mon 14 Dec 2015
at 01:45
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"I may be useful to ensure we can make use of the prison, if we decide to stun rather than kill any crazed trandoshans..."
Game Master
 GM, 362 posts
Mon 14 Dec 2015
at 20:12
Episode 3: Fair trade
The droid calls up a more localized blueprint and it's tone seems to brighten just slightly.

"Oh the prison cells should be quite usable should you so desire. I've been bringing sustenance to the prisoner held there every day.."
Kell Fett
 player, 145 posts
 Mandalorian Clone
 Merc Soldier
Mon 14 Dec 2015
at 20:46
Episode 3: Fair trade
Having been keeping watch as best he can without being in full sight, he looks over to the droid at that last comment. "Prisoner? Who is the prisoner and what did they do?" he asks confused, unsure what to think of the idea that there was someone still in this ship after all this time. "Is the prisoner infected?" he asks after another seconds thought.
Game Master
 GM, 363 posts
Tue 15 Dec 2015
at 13:14
Episode 3: Fair trade
"There were two prisoners originally, I'm afraid one succumbed to the same fate as the crew. The one who remains is a Givin. Due to their unique physiology, it seems that Givins are unaffected. Though I should warn you he has been accused of criminal activity. He was part of a group of sentients trying to steal one of the empire's lambda shuttle's. Apparently he's some kind of slicer"

The droid says, and it makes the word 'slicer' sound as something ominous and mystical. But then perhaps it is to a droid. Since slicers have been known to slice droids, perhaps it's only normal that they have some respect for those who can alter their personalities on the fly.
Dara Lenn
 player, 295 posts
 Sullustan Dealmaker
Wed 6 Jan 2016
at 00:06
Episode 3: Fair trade
Dara has a pretty bad feeling about this, but tries not to let it show as she asks, "where was he last known to be?  If he's a slicer, he could have escaped his cell and be causing all sorts of chaos for the computer systems here."
Kessaq
 player, 79 posts
Wed 6 Jan 2016
at 15:48
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  "We could use a slicer to help us get control of this ship. He might still in his cell. With infected Trando's running around, I'm not sure he would try real hard to get out and risk.." The Quarren waved his protected, gloved fingers around the room full of dead, infected bodies. "...becoming part of this mess."

  "Do we have any extra contamination suits?"
Kell Fett
 player, 146 posts
 Mandalorian Clone
 Merc Soldier
Thu 7 Jan 2016
at 00:23
Episode 3: Fair trade
Kell shrugs, "He could be of use, and he apparently isn't a friend of the empire." he states before looking at the droid, "Is it possible to use his blood to come up with a cure or a stronger vaccine?" he asks thoughtfully, now just stationed at the door but keeping an ear out. Every now and then he would check the halls, but has become more lax in his attempt.
Game Master
 GM, 365 posts
Thu 7 Jan 2016
at 21:55
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"It is my belief he is still located in his prison cell. He was there this morning when i brought him his sustenance"

It turns to Kessaq and shakes it's head.

"Unfortunately all the suits were taken when they tried to save the ship and crew. We do have an experimental armor meant to be worn by stormtroopers during special missions where contamination is a threat. But it requires special training and is only a prototype"

Then it looks at Kell and considers for a moment.

"I do not believe that would help. I think the reason he has not been infected is because Givin live on a planet frequently exposed to vacuum. As such, they do not breathe and so he hasn't been infected. But I cannot say that he is immune. He might well suffer the same fate if he was infected in another way.."
Dara Lenn
 player, 297 posts
 Sullustan Dealmaker
Mon 18 Jan 2016
at 16:47
Episode 3: Fair trade
"We should inquire with him about what he knows.  I'm sure he would much rather survive than stay here until he succumbs to starvation or thirst."