Part 23 - Errand of Mercy.   Posted by The Force.Group: 0
The Force
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Sun 8 Dec 2019
at 22:07
Part 23 - Errand of Mercy
As You-Why goes off to find Kourene, the thoughts of the rest of the group turn to Tfalta Dawl.

While it is known than the Twi'lek is somewhere on the base, unless she is on a mission somewhere (or, more dangerously, out in the surrounding jungle), her exact whereabouts are currently unknown.  At least to anybody in the room...

So a plan may be necessary...
Shard
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Mon 9 Dec 2019
at 11:06
Part 23 - Errand of Mercy
Still despondent, You-Why's predicament a stone about her neck, Shard moodily considers the baby.  There's not a whole lot they can do for their friend at the moment, but perhaps they might reunite child and mother.  "I have no idea where Child's mother might be," she slowly begins, "but Child might know."

Rhijans is going to hate this; rather, he's going to find it all a load of bantha piles, as he doesn't really hate anything but inefficiency, it seems.

"I strongly doubt I'm skilled enough to find her," she begins, somewhat neutrally, before throwing caution to the wind and just diving.  If people judge, so be it. "And I don't have any kind of real relationship with Dawl, other than persuading most of the others on the team not to shoot her."  Rhijans not included. "So I'm really stuck for reaching for her through the Force." Here, she turns her gaze on Haarmon and Child.  "Which isn't to say that others can't."

Haarmon might; he showed natural ability far beyond hers when first he touched Shard's mind.  But she won't decide for him to try; she's a teacher, not a 'master'.  And there is another.

"But Child's natural ability far, far outstrips my trained skill."  It's not so hard an admission to make as she once thought it would be; facts are facts, and Shard gave up balancing her self-worth on her connection to the Force a long time ago.  It just took a while for her ego to fully catch on.  "AND there's a distinct connection.  Maybe Child can find her."
Rhijans Thanus
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Mon 9 Dec 2019
at 17:16
Part 23 - Errand of Mercy
Rhijans' face remained decidedly neutral as Shard spoke.  There was a time he would have dismissed the idea out of hand...but he'd seen enough that, while he didn't place any faith in the Force, personally, he had accepted that there was something out there that others called the Force, and there were things they could do with it.

Sometimes, anyway.  Their faith in it still hadn't overcome his drive for pragmatic measures...and they fell back on the pragmatic approach often enough that he had plenty of faith in that.

"Do what you need to do in here.  I'll go see if the Deck Officer knows if Dawl is on the base, or gone off-world..."

He started for the exit hatch, in no particular hurry.  There wasn't anything he could contribute to their efforts here, but he might be able to get some answers in a more practical method.
Haarmon Dak
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Tue 10 Dec 2019
at 16:38
Part 23 - Errand of Mercy
Haarmon nodded and smiled. "Yeah, no point in faffing about looking for every secret on every level when you got the cheat code right here, yeah?" He gestured to the baby.

Whatcha thinking, little one? Can you sense where your Once and Future Teacher is hiding?

A pause.

And what do you think about a name? We can't just be running about calling you Child. Sounds like we're about to remonstrate you for using the wrong desert fork or something.

His heart dropped a little as he asked. He was starting to realize that he wasn't going to get to hold on to the little one much longer. For the best, really, all around.

But all the same, he'd gotten used to having her nearby.
Juragga
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Wed 11 Dec 2019
at 02:03
Part 23 - Errand of Mercy
Somewhere nearby, in his cabin, Juragga finished off his third mug of jet-juice.
The Force
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Sun 15 Dec 2019
at 20:52
Part 23 - Errand of Mercy
The alien child looks at Haarmon, and makes a sound like a cross between a belch and a giggle, before smiling at him.

A man's voice, very calm and clear, comes from a nearby wall console, "Captain Hannak, please report to the briefing room.  Captain Hannak to the briefing room."

The infant laughs and clumsily claps her hands...

Juragga, meanwhile, is finding his alone time somewhat unsatisfactory.  They just don't seem to make jet-juice the way they used to.  After three mugs of the stuff, he still doesn't feel like all his hair is falling out.  Or maybe they do make it like they used to, and he has just built up a resistance to it.  After all, it's not like he's sixty years old any more...

The intercom chirps... seems like the Wookiee has a call...
Juragga
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Mon 16 Dec 2019
at 06:52
Part 23 - Errand of Mercy
Grumbling, Juragga stood and shuffled over to the communicator.

"Waaaaaaaaaaaaaaarrrrgh," he complained.  Whaddaya want?
Rhijans Thanus
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Mon 16 Dec 2019
at 18:32
Part 23 - Errand of Mercy
Rhijans left the ship, looking around at first and then asking for the Deck Officer.  Once located, he proceeded with his typical brusque fashion.  "Any idea if Tfalta Dawl is on the base?  We have a delivery for her..."
The Force
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Wed 18 Dec 2019
at 22:31
Part 23 - Errand of Mercy
"Hello?  Is that... where was it, ah!  There... Juragga?"  A pause, while Juragga answers, then, "Oh, you don't speak Basic?  Right, right.  Well... Reldan Jalt gave me your name.  Said you're pretty strong, and I need somebody  who can help me out.  I'm looking for somebody with a bit of muscle who also knows one end of a thrust chamber from the other."

"If you're interested, I'm in the north hangar.  Look for the Drunken Gundark.  I'm her captain, Halec Rett."
 

The Deck Officer looks at Rhijans for a moment, nodding, then glances around the hangar.  He points at a fighter, an older model, still in good shape and painted in orange and black.  "I believe that's her ship.  If that's here, then there's a fairly good chance she's about somewhere.  If you need to find her, there's a public address terminal just over there, near the blast door... you can put a call out for her."

This message was last edited by the GM at 07:30, Thu 19 Dec 2019.