Issulla's Private Booth.   Posted by Issulla Vokalli Diron.Group: archive E
Issulla Vokalli Diron
 NPC, 3 posts
 the Hutt
 Vokalli Kajidic
Mon 4 May 2009
at 04:50
Issulla's Private Booth
The waiter appears promptly, within moments, to provide Kala a menu to peruse. Issulla tells the human male to leave until he is summoned again, when the man tries to wait on Kala to place an order.

Issulla chuckles loudly. The service here, you should remember, is quite good, perhaps too good. There are always waiters and hosts trying to insert themselves where they don't belong.

He idly plays with the dish of caterpillars for a few moments while he watches Kala closely. To be honest, Kala, it does please me to have you here. I enjoy pretty things, expensive things. It pleases me to be able to provide a pretty zeltron such as yourself an expensive meal.

Perhaps, after your order, while we are waiting for your food, you can tell me where you've been and what you've done. I always enjoy a good story while I eat. Then, after, I could reciprocate. I know that many humanoids do not care to eat while we Hutts are eating. You mostly have weak stomachs. He chuckles loudly at the last statement.
Kala Jorn
 player, 11 posts
 Crack pilot
Mon 4 May 2009
at 14:00
Re: Issulla's Private Booth
Kala nodded, and looked over the menu. Only a few times in her travels did she get to eat such fine food, and that was generally only to blend in with whatever crowd they were with at the time.

"Oh no, I have no qualms about you eating while I am eating. You seem to be enjoying the meal quite well, and I would not want to interrupt you if you wanted more." Kala replied, as she smiled. She called over the waiter and placed the order, including a snifter of corellian brandy, and a few other delicacies that the host had suggested. "My tale, like many others involves a little bit of strife. My homeworld is well known for all the parties, and other things that makes my race quite popular. However, when I was born, I felt a little out of place. Things were fun, but I needed something more. I needed to see more of the galaxy, and not be tied down by my family group."

"However, one cannot deny what one is. So, I always find myself gravitating to places where a lot of people are. I've visited this moon a few times, though not for quite a while, and have jaunted here and there on the middle and outer rim. The core worlds... I tend to avoid. Most of the people there are stuffy nobles and such, always cool, and collected. I hunger more for the adventerous type, those who take luck into their own hands, and ride it until they can ride no more. Sure, I've been caught up in a few things I probably shouldn't have, but none of our lives can be perfect. But, let me tell you one of my stories, about an adventure on Ord Mantell. You'd probably be interested in that." Kala said, as she smiled a little.
Issulla Vokalli Diron
 NPC, 4 posts
 the Hutt
 Vokalli Kajidic
Mon 4 May 2009
at 16:38
Re: Issulla's Private Booth
"Oh, ho ho. I am pleased to hear that you are not squeamish like so many bipeds. When I finish these caterpillars, I believe I have a hunger for Corellian Bog Centipedes and I will order some Yatooni Boska. I would offer to order you some of the Boska, but I believe it is extremely poisonous to your species." He smiles and his tongue swipes around his mouth in the Hutt equivalent of smacking his lips.

"Yes, tell me a story about Ord Mantell. It may interest me greatly, as I have several assets there. A free port like Ord Mantell is a useful place to know people. Then I will trade you some valuable information about Jaerad Kienaan and the Queen of Air & Darkness."

Kala Jorn
 player, 12 posts
 Crack pilot
Mon 4 May 2009
at 17:15
Re: Issulla's Private Booth
"Ahh, it was an intriguing place, not terribly unlike Nar Shadaa, but a little less crowded. I was working for a Twi'lek there, Alla Tense, who ran a small time smuggling operation. His cargoes were interesting, but I cannot tell you what they were specifically, since I tend to keep my client's business affairs a secret, even if I do not work for them anymore. It is a courtesy others may not give, but it keeps me flying." Kala replied. "If I worked for you, it would be the same, no one would ever know what kind of cargo I flew for you, even after I left your employ. Alas, I am contracted with someone else at the moment. But, where was I... Oh yes. Like most in his profession, Alla had made a few enemies here and there on his rise to his current position. Chief among them was a human, Dev Triel. They had been comrades once before, but had a falling out over something, I never asked. Dev had more ships, and attempted to create blockade for Alla's ships, finding out where their cargo was going, and either intercepting them at the delivery site, or setting up a hyperspace trap for them. Eventually, Alla hired some pilots like myself, with experience breaking through such obstacles, and then the name of the game changed."

Kala relaxed for a second, stretching out on the comfortable seat. "So, when he couldn't stop the shipments, he decided he was going to sabotage the ships instead. The mechanic who had been working on my ship, keeping it flying and traveling through the universe with me was a Twilek, Ran Ti. Ran and I were a little involved for a while, and he got a little jealous when he would see me with someone else at one of the starports or planets we visited. I didn't think much of that, until one day while I was flying through hyperspace, the ship's power core decided to stop working. There was some kind of computer error, that was causing a cascade failure of all ship's systems. I tried to get Ran up on the commlink, to see what was going on, and all I got was static. When I turned to go find out normally, he was standing across from me, holding a blaster pistol. Apparently, he had decided to sell the ship, the cargo, and myself to Dev. Not the best of propositions for me. Well, I couldn't let that happen. I tried my best to convince him not to go along with it, but he wouldn't listen. His rage and greed had blinded him. The ship was still moving foward some, even though the engines were out, and there was still a little juice left in the manuevering thrusters. So, I braced myself, and hit the pitch control, which sent the ship into a little spin. The sudden movement threw Ran into one of the walls, and his pistol skittered around the cockpit. I righted the ship, and drew my own blaster. He was a little shaken up, and seeing a blaster aimed at his face got him to realize that this might not go well for him, so he surrendered. I eventually un-did his sabotage, and got the cargo where it needed to be. I handed Ran over to Alla, and didn't see him after that."
Issulla Vokalli Diron
 NPC, 5 posts
 the Hutt
 Vokalli Kajidic
Mon 4 May 2009
at 19:18
Re: Issulla's Private Booth
"That's an interesting tale, Kala. I recognize your former employer by name, and it is very good that you maintain confidentiality about cargo." There is a polite ding in the booth to alert you that the waiter is bringing in food. A moment later, he steps inside and presents three plates, the Rockfish, Stuffed Starfish, and an air cake as well as a snifter of Corellian Brandy for Kala. He also places some bog centipedes in front of Issulla. Then the waiter bows and makes his exit.

"It is always a good thing to know what is going on around your operations. In that spirit, let me share a little information with you." He snacks on one of the insects in front of him, then continues. "The Empire is trying to extend its reach into Hutt Space. We have ever governed ourselves, you know, in Hutt territory, but the Emperor wants to see his rule encompass the entire galaxy. I know that you are employed now by Kienaan because, naturally, I have informants. I like to keep abreast of current news. Anyway, your employer seeks, not unwisely, to make contacts early with these Imperials, since they prefer humans to Hutts. He would be wise to remember, however, that Nal Hutta will ever be Huttspace and that a human will not rule here effectively."

"Did you know that your employer only barely owns a controlling interest in this casino? If he makes a false move, then he will be in very much trouble with the Kajidics. If you see problems looming, you could make a tidy profit by alerting his partners."
Kala Jorn
 player, 13 posts
 Crack pilot
Mon 4 May 2009
at 19:45
Re: Issulla's Private Booth
"Ahh. The Empire." Kala began, as she shook her head a little. "They're bad for business. Especially the kind that my employer deals in. I'm sure he has enough of this casino to get by, but if he's thinking of venturing out into other areas, he's going to find himself losing a lot of money if they took over." She finished, as she shrugged a little, and began to eat.

"Though, I'm not one to go and betray my employer at the drop of a hat. If he does something that I don't approve of, I will probably leave his employ, and if he breaks the law, like conspiring to overthrow the hutts or something, then I'm sure I could drop a few hints to the proper authorities. Hopefully, he's not that stupid. I'm just working for him for a little anyway, to get onto my feet, and save up for a ship of my own."
Issulla Vokalli Diron
 NPC, 6 posts
 the Hutt
 Vokalli Kajidic
Mon 4 May 2009
at 20:03
Re: Issulla's Private Booth
"Of course, I would expect no less of an honorable being such as yourself. Just remember, if the opportunity should arise, that I have indicated a willingness to negotiate."

He settles into eating his new dish. "If you have questions, I can usually be found somewhere in the casino. Just speak to Avron and he can let you know where I am. He is my personal host."

"Are you enjoying your meal? Would you care to order anything else?"
Kala Jorn
 player, 14 posts
 Crack pilot
Tue 5 May 2009
at 03:54
Re: Issulla's Private Booth
"The meal is wonderful, I thank you for sharing your time, and this excellent fare with me." Kala replied, as she finished off the cake. As a Zeltron, her body metabolized things quickly and efficiently, and usually, no weight was added onto her frame. "If something does arise, you will be the first person I will inform. I am not foolish enough to confront him directly, after all. I would let your race's rules and punishments take over. Though, reading the history of the republic, before the empire took root, they often times came to this moon, and tried to bring law, and order. Every time they did not succeed. I wonder if they finally realized that the universe needs places like this, and even if the Empire were to take over, it would only be a matter of time before another sprung up, and another... Soon, all the imperial fleets and moffs would be tied up simply trying to contain everything. That's bad for their business."

"Another brandy might be good. I believe this is the best conversation I've had since I've returned to this moon."
Issulla Vokalli Diron
 NPC, 7 posts
 the Hutt
 Vokalli Kajidic
Tue 5 May 2009
at 16:07
Re: Issulla's Private Booth
"Business is business. If the Republic tried to put too many rules on their businesses and we Hutts were able to offer an alternative, to whom does the blame fall? The same will be true of the Empire. Commerce is the lifeblood of any civilization and if any government attempts to put a stranglehold upon it, the goods and credits must find another path to flow. Huttspace has always been that alternate path and will remain so, I think. We are quite capable of defending out interests, although it won't come to that. The first Imperial Admiral put in charge here will be bribed appropriately and that will be the end of things." Issulla really does not seem all that concerned.

"Please, order anything you like. The price of a good meal and a few drinks is more than fair trade for interesting conversation."
Kala Jorn
 player, 15 posts
 Crack pilot
Tue 5 May 2009
at 21:42
Re: Issulla's Private Booth
"Ahh. Very well. Perhaps another slice of the air cake, and another brandy..." Kala replied, before she hit the call button for the waiter and placed the order. After he left, she turned back to Issulla. "You're correct, the universe cannot survive without commerce, and the Hutts have been known for years as those you go to when you need something you cannot acquire from normal channels. I'm sure even the Imperials realize this, and will use your race's services to get things in days when waiting for the item to come through official channels would take weeks and months. Though, some of the empire's pro-human actions have me a little worried. Though, if I stay out here in the rim areas, I don't think I'll be bothered." She finished, as she gave a little shrug.

"So, you have many connections around here, who would be the best person to talk to if I wanted to find someone?" She asked, as she smiled at him.
Issulla Vokalli Diron
 NPC, 8 posts
 the Hutt
 Vokalli Kajidic
Tue 5 May 2009
at 21:58
Re: Issulla's Private Booth
"Perhaps you can tell me who you need to find, or at least why. It would make things much easier. I have people I could recommend for finding those who have reneged on their debts, but they would not be the best people to talk to if you are seeking a lost friend, if you understand my meaning."
The Force
 GM, 33 posts
 Storyteller
 The Adversary
Wed 6 May 2009
at 17:23
Re: Issulla's Private Booth
Kala feels a disturbance in the Force. And the disturbance is only a few meters away.
Kala Jorn
 player, 16 posts
 Crack pilot
Wed 6 May 2009
at 22:03
Re: Issulla's Private Booth
Kala was about to reply, when something seemed to get her attention. It wasn't the gamblers making their way across the floor, or the security guards watching everything. This was a little more, subtle.

She closed her eyes for a second, and began to concentrate. A few seconds later, she opened them, then peeked out of the booth. There were a few people milling about. However, she saw someone who could be what she was looking for.

Turning her attention back to Issulla, she smiled a little. "I'm sorry, I thought I heard something. Anyway, as for the person I'm looking for, we traveled for a while, and he taught me everything I know about reading people, and flying ships. But I lost contact with him a few years ago. His name is Dalen Korr. An older human..." She said, as she gave a brief description. Of course, he had taught her more then she lead on, but she wasn't going to reveal that.
Issulla Vokalli Diron
 NPC, 9 posts
 the Hutt
 Vokalli Kajidic
Wed 6 May 2009
at 22:16
Re: Issulla's Private Booth
Issulla watches Kala's strange actions with apparent amusement. When she answers his question, he considers her response for a few moments before he speaks. "I have contacts and it is possible I can find this person for you. If you would like to enter into an arrangement with me, I will discount the services provided as a favor to you, in exchange for a favor to me at a later date. I will also agree that the favor I ask of you will not harm you in any way, nor will it harm you employer."

[Private to Kala Jorn: OOC: If you are attempting to be stealthy in your spying, I need you to make a Stealth check, with a +2 bonus.]
Kala Jorn
 player, 17 posts
 Crack pilot
Wed 6 May 2009
at 22:34
Re: Issulla's Private Booth
"Very well. You have yourself a deal. So long as it doesn't interfere with anything my employer asks of me, or it compromises him in any way." Kala replied, as she nodded slightly "Thank you for this. He was a good friend, and a better pilot then I, and I know he had a few more tricks he could teach me before he left."

[Private to The Force: You rolled 10 using 1d20+6 ((4)). Stealth roll]
Issulla Vokalli Diron
 NPC, 10 posts
 the Hutt
 Vokalli Kajidic
Wed 6 May 2009
at 22:57
Re: Issulla's Private Booth
"The discounted price will be 500 credits. It will expedite the entire process if you can give me his last known location. After all, there are many older human pilots in the galaxy, especially after the recent Clone Wars."

Issulla finishes his drink and most recent snack and pushes them out of his way.
Kala Jorn
 player, 18 posts
 Crack pilot
Wed 6 May 2009
at 23:06
Re: Issulla's Private Booth
"Very well, it is a fair price." Kala replied, as she reached into her pockets, and removed some credit chips that added up to the five hundred. "I last saw him on Tattooine, we parted ways at Mos Eisley spaceport. That would have been about two years ago." She finished.

She was a little worried about her mentor, and hoped that he was okay. She knew that the force would protect him, but she didn't know what kind of trouble that he might have run into, or be in.
Issulla Vokalli Diron
 NPC, 11 posts
 the Hutt
 Vokalli Kajidic
Wed 6 May 2009
at 23:16
Re: Issulla's Private Booth
Issulla nods contemplatively. "Tatooine, Tatooine. Yes, I have contacts there. Perhaps your investigation will prove interesting for me, Kala Jorn. I do get bored at times."

Issulla belches loudly, then chuckles as he settles back into his comfortable reclining couch. "The conversation was most informative. I shall be leaving now, but you may feel free to remain in the booth as long as they will allow you."

Issulla heaves himself out of the couch and slithers to the booth exit. "I will provide you with weekly progress updates. Goodbye, Kala Jorn." He makes his exit then.
Kala Jorn
 player, 19 posts
 Crack pilot
Wed 6 May 2009
at 23:32
Re: Issulla's Private Booth
Kala waited a little bit in the booth, as throughts flew through her head. She had and idea who manipulated the force, but why they were there, and what they wanted to accomplish was beyond her. She finished off her food, and drink, and nodded a little.

'I'd better be on my guard then, in case it's a jedi-hunter.' She thought, as she composed herself, and headed back out into the casino.