RJ: Moisture Farm.   Posted by The Force.Group: 0
The Force
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Sat 9 Jan 2016
at 17:55
RJ: Moisture Farm
On the outskirts of Mos Espa you look out over the dunes. You have an idea of where you're supposed to be going: the widow Fraka's moisture farm. Apparently it's not far to the west, but as you gaze out in that direction you can see that it's not just a hike. The blistering heat of Tatooine's twin suns turn any walk without shelter into a risky proposition, especially without adequately preparing first.

You're going to need some sort of transportation, probably a speeder.
Cassidy Jammer
 player, 13 posts
 Hotshot Ace
 Space Superiority
Mon 11 Jan 2016
at 20:49
RJ: Moisture Farm
"Hey buddy, how much for a landspeeder that won't leave me stranded out in the middle of nowhere?" Cassidy asked a merchant, once she had found the most reputable rental place she could. The idea of a ronto or dewback had crossed her mind, but animals weren't her specialty. While a beast of burden would possibly be less conspicuous, neither of the creatures seemed like a viable option in the case of a fast getaway.
Forim Luk
 PC, 159 posts
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Tue 12 Jan 2016
at 02:53
RJ: Moisture Farm
On the way to meet up with Cassidy Forim mentally wonders if he could try to take the beeper off.

((21:52, Today: Forim Luk rolled 1 success using the Star Wars Edge of the Empire with a dice pool of 1P 2A 2D.  Rolling Mechanics.
Give it to me straight doc
))
The Force
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Tue 12 Jan 2016
at 05:12
RJ: Moisture Farm
Forim unscrews the device and disconnects it. It comes off easily.

Cassidy finds a gotal behind a market stall. His sign shows him as a consigner, one who helps others sell things. He leans forward and folds his fingers together.

"I can direct you to a number of people selling their vehicles, miss. Times are hard in the community, and people are looking to liquidate their expensive assets. Are you looking for a vehicle for work, or just transport?"

He offers a list cateloging the various offers he has available. He taps a finger on one item. "This woman's husband recently passed away, and is looking to sell their second vehicle. It is in excellent working order at a reasonable price."

This speeder seems to be for sale for three thousand credits.

The gotal indicates another. "This one is a new, top-line item that is being sold by a married couple. Their son... had an accident, and now they do not want it anymore. Fast, nearly new, and a... vibrant colour."

This speeder costs five thousand credits.

The seller taps his pointed teeth together, and appears to be considering. "Ahah. Well. This one is a bit more... worn. The seller refuses to allow a mechanic inspection, which is normally a prerequisite for me to sell his goods. But if you are interested..."

This last speeder is listed at a thousand credits, with a little red arrow pointing downward.
Cassidy Jammer
 player, 14 posts
 Hotshot Ace
 Space Superiority
Tue 12 Jan 2016
at 15:17
RJ: Moisture Farm
Cassidy bit her lip at the mention of the second speeder, but frankly she didn't have money for the cheapest, let alone a racer. She had no access to some Alliance Expense Account of any sort, and knew full well the vehicle may very well be only used once. "Any wiggle room on the price of any of these?"
Dienton
 player, 6 posts
 Chadra-Fan
 Soldier, Medic
Tue 12 Jan 2016
at 17:52
RJ: Moisture Farm
Dienton, having tagged along with cassidy to the speeder merchant perks up at the mechanical toys laying about.  He asks the vendor, "Would you permit me as a potential buyer to give the speeder a 5 minute lookover under the hood?  Not really a mechanics check, i just want to be sure the repulsors are actually still there"  he grins at the merchant.
The Force
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Tue 12 Jan 2016
at 23:24
RJ: Moisture Farm
The gotal shrugs. "I imagine that some of the buyers might be interested in negotiation. Shall I convey your counteroffer?" He extracts a commlink and types in a call-code.

"Yes, certainly you may have a look. Which one did you have in mind?" He takes out three activation keys and places them on the table. Then he gestures to them. One is worn and old, another is shiny and flashy and new, the last looks like it has been run over by a groundcar.

On their way to meet their squad, Forim and Onyx spy something interesting. A crew of people, mixed aliens and humans, are loading crates onto a desert skiff. Everyone in the area is giving them a wide berth. They look like disreputable types, from their cursing at each other and their dishevelled clothing.

This message was last edited by the GM at 23:45, Tue 12 Jan 2016.

Forim Luk
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Wed 13 Jan 2016
at 02:44
RJ: Moisture Farm
Forim picks up the keys and says "Might as well look at them all really quick" with a smile.

He heads out into the lot to check out each one in turn, hitting the unlock button on the key to determine its location in the lot.  He takes a quick look at each one, making sure the key components are up to snuff.  He starts each one and revs the engine in neutral to hear how it turns over.

21:42, Today: Forim Luk rolled 3 successes, 3 threats, 1 triumph using the Star Wars Edge of the Empire with a dice pool of 1P 2A 2D.  Rolling Mechanics. Flashy and New

21:43, Today: Forim Luk rolled 2 successes, 1 advantage using the Star Wars Edge of the Empire with a dice pool of 1P 2A 2D.  Rolling Mechanics - worn and old.


21:43, Today: Forim Luk rolled 1 success, 1 advantage using the Star Wars Edge of the Empire with a dice pool of 1P 2A 2D.  Rolling Mechanics - run over by a groundcar.

Use Triumph to flip a destiny back to our side.

This message was last edited by the player at 02:45, Wed 13 Jan 2016.

The Force
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Wed 13 Jan 2016
at 07:42
RJ: Moisture Farm
The speeders all appear to function appropriately.

Forim notes that the new speeder is almost certainly the fastest and best engineered. The older one appears to have been repaired many times in the course of maintenance. Also it has a hole in the covering of the pilot's seat. The last one gives him an odd feeling, but he can't see anything wrong with it.
Forim Luk
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Wed 13 Jan 2016
at 15:43
Re: RJ: Moisture Farm
Forim smiles to the dealer and says "This is some nice machinery." referring to the first one.  "I would love to give it a test drive, but if I am going to be honest with you, I don't have the credits for it.  The older one looks like it has had some good maintenance and comes from a loving house.  Mind if we give it a bit of a spin around town?"
The Force
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Thu 14 Jan 2016
at 00:54
Re: RJ: Moisture Farm
The gotal's friendly countenance turns sour. "If you haven't the credits to make a purchase... I hope you haven't been wasting my time." He holds out his hand, palm up, in a demand for the keys back.
Forim Luk
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Thu 14 Jan 2016
at 01:36
Re: RJ: Moisture Farm
"None of the sort!" Form says in disgust.  "I said i dont have money for the nice one.  But if you are going to be all up tight about it, I am going to take my business elsewhere."

If the Gotal thought he was serious, then he might just let them take the old clunker on a test drive.  If not, they would go steal a speeder from somewhere else.
The Force
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Thu 14 Jan 2016
at 01:37
Re: RJ: Moisture Farm
Interaction skill of your choice, 2Difficulty 1 setback.
Forim Luk
 PC, 166 posts
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Thu 14 Jan 2016
at 13:13
Re: RJ: Moisture Farm
Forim walks away to search for an easier target.

ooc: point us to a speeder to steal oh mighty Force.
Sawalim Oord
 Scientist, 59 posts
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Thu 14 Jan 2016
at 14:32
Re: RJ: Moisture Farm
Sawalim shrugs. "Since we haven't really been given an operational budget, and since we don't intend to stay on this planet for too long, it might make sense to rent something rather than buy it - or just fly the ship close to the moisture farm and walk there."
The Force
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Thu 14 Jan 2016
at 14:44
Re: RJ: Moisture Farm
This isn't really a 'speeder' town. Most of the speeders are owned by the wealthier citizens, which in Mos Espa isn't saying much.

Forim's eye-ridge rises as he spies an old podracer half-buried under junk.

There is a speeder parked beside the cantina.

A small band of jawas just outside the town limits are busy working on a speeder chassis.

The band of thugs are using a speeder. They are unloading crates from it onto their desert skiff.
Forim Luk
 PC, 167 posts
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Thu 14 Jan 2016
at 16:21
Re: RJ: Moisture Farm
ooc: pod racer you say... can it carry the party?  i doubt it but you never know!
The Force
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Fri 15 Jan 2016
at 05:07
Re: RJ: Moisture Farm
Podracers are very fast, possessing way more bantha-power than they can safely use. Starfighter engines on a speeder chassis! They're not designed for cargo or passengers, though. With more time and resources, possibly it could be rigged to pull a wain. It will never be safe, but it might be fast.
Forim Luk
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Fri 15 Jan 2016
at 12:29
Re: RJ: Moisture Farm
ooc: Was never going for safe, just thought you might have mentioned it for a reason :)

Forim walks up to the speeder outside the cantina and gives it a once over before hot wiring it and disabling the alarm system.

Force Edit: Difficulty is 3D

This message was last edited by the GM at 12:44, Fri 15 Jan 2016.

The Force
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Sat 16 Jan 2016
at 10:03
Re: RJ: Moisture Farm
Disabling an alarm while the alarm is active is a task that most mechanics don't have occasion to attempt. For some people, it is just another day at work.

Mechanics 3D. Skulduggery 2D
Onyx
 Bounty Hunter, 95 posts
 Intelligence
Sat 16 Jan 2016
at 16:44
Re: RJ: Moisture Farm
Onyx steps up glad to finally be of use. I got this. I've stolen my share of vehicles. He cracks his knuckles before getting to work.

Today: Onyx rolled 4 successes, 1 threat using the Star Wars Edge of the Empire with a dice pool of 2a 2p 2d with rolls of 3(A), 2(A), 7(P), 4(P), 7(D), 2(D).  Disabling alarm.

He works with the look of a professional easily disabling the alarm from the speeder. Unfortunately...