Tatooine: The Search for Obi-Wan.   Posted by GM Hammer.Group: 0
GM Hammer
 GM, 241 posts
Tue 25 Jun 2019
at 00:18
Re: Tatooine: The Search for Obi-Wan
"What are they saying?" Kelko asked Syfer.

"I keep trying to tell them that neither I nor the speeder are for sale," Syfer answered.  "At least, I have made that inference based on what you have said of your need for both of us."  As Syfer continued to shoo the Jawas away from him, he asked Britton, "What is it you need me to ask them?"
Britton Rand
 player, 236 posts
Wed 14 Aug 2019
at 18:59
Re: Tatooine: The Search for Obi-Wan
"Ask them whether they know of an Obi-Wan Kenobi," Britton replied, angrily pushing one of the Jawas away from his craft.

This message was last edited by the player at 06:14, Fri 25 Oct 2019.

GM Hammer
 GM, 243 posts
Mon 28 Oct 2019
at 18:34
Re: Tatooine: The Search for Obi-Wan
Syfer conveyed the question to the Jawas in their native language.  He soon reported back, "They said that they know Kenobi, but that he never buys vehicles or droids from them even though he doesn't own any and lives alone."

"But did they tell you where we can find him?" Kelko asked.

"Oh yes," Syfer answered.  "His home is approximately 1600 kilometers to the south-southeast."

OOC: Any comments?
Britton Rand
 player, 238 posts
Fri 8 Nov 2019
at 05:32
Re: Tatooine: The Search for Obi-Wan
OOC Nah.
GM Hammer
 GM, 244 posts
Fri 8 Nov 2019
at 22:12
Re: Tatooine: The Search for Obi-Wan
"Well we'd better get going then because that's a long ride," Kelko encouraged.

Approximately four hours later, they could finally start to make out a domed structure on the horizon.  As they pulled near the house, there seemed to be no activity.  When they exited the vehicle, Kelko started looking at the ground, leaving Britton to knock on the door.  After Britton waited at the door for a minute or two with no answer, Kelko asked "Didn't the Jawas say that Kenobi doesn't have any droids or vehicles?"
Britton Rand
 player, 239 posts
Sat 9 Nov 2019
at 02:36
Re: Tatooine: The Search for Obi-Wan
"Yes, why?" Britton asked, scanning the area.

OOC Perception 5+6=11
GM Hammer
 GM, 245 posts
Mon 11 Nov 2019
at 20:54
Re: Tatooine: The Search for Obi-Wan
"Okay, see these footprints?" Kelko said, pointing to tracks that ranged all over the estate.  "Given their location everywhere and the fact that they're about the right size and distance apart for a man the size and age that Kenobi's been described to us, I'd say they're his."  Kelko paused only a moment before moving on.  "But look at this, another set of footprints that are a different size and distance apart.  Probably from someone younger.  And they only go in and out of the house once.  As do these, which are either a really old person's footprints given the shuffling motion, or they're a protocol droid's.  And this last one," he said pointing to a clear tread mark.  "This was made by an astromech droid.  And this flattened area and those tiny dunes indicate a speeder was here and then left."

"Wow!" Syfer said in the equivalent of amazement.  "That was impressive."

"Thank you," Kelko replied simply.

This message was last edited by the GM at 19:48, Fri 13 Dec 2019.

Britton Rand
 player, 240 posts
Tue 10 Dec 2019
at 20:21
Re: Tatooine: The Search for Obi-Wan
Britton swore.

"Where to now?  Can you tell what direction they headed when they left?"
GM Hammer
 GM, 246 posts
Fri 13 Dec 2019
at 20:21
Re: Tatooine: The Search for Obi-Wan
"Yes," Kelko replied.  "They headed east-southeast."

"Towards Bestine?" Syfer asked.

"If there is a town in that direction, of course, it's possible they headed there."  Kelko replied.

After climbing back into the Arrow-23, they had traveled only two hours before coming across an eerie sight.  Just ahead there was another Jawa sandcrawler--definitely a different one than that which belonged to the group that they had spoken to before--that was charred and ripped apart by blaster fire.  Near the sandcrawler was a short, grey pile of ash.

OOC: Any comments?
Britton Rand
 player, 241 posts
Sun 15 Dec 2019
at 20:05
Re: Tatooine: The Search for Obi-Wan
Britton's mouth opened in shock.

"Who would do something like this?" he asked.  "We need to search the area to see if Obi-Wan was here."
GM Hammer
 GM, 247 posts
Tue 17 Dec 2019
at 23:11
Re: Tatooine: The Search for Obi-Wan
Syfer pulled the vehicle to a stop just short of the area.  Britton jumped out quickly, clearly concerned.  Kelko got out more slowly, and started looking around carefully, studying the surroundings.  Syfer remained respectfully in the car, waiting to be informed if his help was required.

OOC: Any comments before Kelko gives his analysis?
Britton Rand
 player, 242 posts
Fri 3 Apr 2020
at 06:27
Re: Tatooine: The Search for Obi-Wan
OOC Nope, other than Britton is keeping an eye out while Kelko reads what happened.
2+6=8
Apparently the heat, his distress, and the continued mild headache.
GM Hammer
 GM, 248 posts
Fri 3 Apr 2020
at 23:59
Re: Tatooine: The Search for Obi-Wan
Britton noticed nothing in the immediate area.

"Our quarry was definitely here." Kelko summarized.  He took a deep breath then expounded: "It looks like Kenobi and the droids helped to pile the Jawa bodies and then burn them.  My only guess as to why is because the Jawas were already dead.  There are native weapons and Bantha tracks everywhere, but I don't think they killed the Jawas either.  From the damage done to the sandcrawler, I'd say stormtroopers killed them and then made it look like natives did.  The younger Human was here too, though it seems he left in his speeder without the others and then came back.  I can't even begin to guess as to why he would do that."  Kelko paused again only briefly.  "Ultimately, they all got back in the speeder and then headed off in the original direction they were going."

OOC: Any more comments?
Britton Rand
 player, 243 posts
Sat 4 Apr 2020
at 05:14
Re: Tatooine: The Search for Obi-Wan
"I don't think there's anything more we can do here,"  Britton said.  "We should get going before we're blamed for this."
GM Hammer
 GM, 249 posts
Mon 6 Apr 2020
at 22:47
Re: Tatooine: The Search for Obi-Wan
"No arguments here," Kelko echoed.  After hopping back in the speeder and headed on towards Bestine.  After about an hour, Britton's stomach started to rumble.  "Good thing we're almost there," Kelko commented after consulting the speeder's navigation system.  Soon you were pulling in to Bestine, the current capital of Tatooine.  The town had a good number of new merchant shops, a cantina, and near the center of the city, the domed Imperial capitol building.

OOC: What does Britton want to do?
Britton Rand
 player, 244 posts
Wed 22 Apr 2020
at 02:18
Re: Tatooine: The Search for Obi-Wan
"I don't suppose we can just ask around for this guy," Britton lamented.  He sat back in his seat and thought, hoping inspiration would strike him.

OOC Search Feelings 11+6=17
GM Hammer
 GM, 250 posts
Wed 22 Apr 2020
at 23:16
Re: Tatooine: The Search for Obi-Wan
Britton felt they would be successful in asking around for Kenobi.  Syfer confirmed this sentiment, "I think in Bestine you could easily ask around about someone and learn something."

"Can we ask around while eating something?" Kelko asked, his hand on his stomach.
Britton Rand
 player, 245 posts
Thu 23 Apr 2020
at 02:06
Re: Tatooine: The Search for Obi-Wan
"I could definitely use something to drink," Britton said, feeling the throbbing behind his eye return.  "We'll stop at a cantina and start asking around after we order."
GM Hammer
 GM, 251 posts
Thu 23 Apr 2020
at 23:03
Re: Tatooine: The Search for Obi-Wan
"Sounds perfect," Kelko echoed cheerfully.  Syfer made no additional comments.

The most obvious cantina was one named "Cheapside Cantina".  As the trio walked up to the bar, the bartender asked "What'll it be today boys?"

Kelko answered, "A Jawa beer.  And do you have anything to eat?"

"Only if you take a booth," the bartender answered.

"Okay," Kelko replied.  "We'll take a booth.  So what do you have to eat?"

"Womp rat stew," the bartender answered simply.

"Anything else?"  Kelko asked.

"Nope, just womp rat stew."

"Womp rat stew it is then," Kelko replied faux enthusiastically.

"And how about you lad?" the bartender asked Britton.
Britton Rand
 player, 246 posts
Fri 5 Jun 2020
at 01:45
Re: Tatooine: The Search for Obi-Wan
"Just water, for me," said Britton, just glad to be out of the heat.
GM Hammer
 GM, 252 posts
Fri 5 Jun 2020
at 16:33
Re: Tatooine: The Search for Obi-Wan
"Big spender, huh?" the bartender asked sarcastically.  He plopped down a glass of water for Britton to take to the booth.  Since it was evening the cantina was relatively crowded.  As Kelko slurped up his stew, he pointed out, "See, plenty of people to ask if they've seen our quarry."
Britton Rand
 player, 247 posts
Wed 22 Jul 2020
at 20:41
Re: Tatooine: The Search for Obi-Wan
Britton took a long drink then pressed the cool glass against his forehead.  He looked around the cantina.

"Yeah," he said.  "We'll start asking around once you're done with your food."
GM Hammer
 GM, 253 posts
Tue 28 Jul 2020
at 23:08
Re: Tatooine: The Search for Obi-Wan
Kelko didn't take long to finish slurping down the stew.  By then Britton's glass of water was no longer cool, so he had finished it off as well.

OOC: Make a Gather Information check.
Britton Rand
 player, 248 posts
Thu 6 Aug 2020
at 19:44
Re: Tatooine: The Search for Obi-Wan
OOC 1+1=2

IC Brittons receding headache kept him from being on form.
GM Hammer
 GM, 254 posts
Wed 2 Sep 2020
at 22:05
Re: Tatooine: The Search for Obi-Wan
Though Britton could hardly get anyone to even talk to him, Kelko seemed particularly in tune with the crowd.  After only a few minutes, Kelko reported.  "It seems that Kenobi, a young man and two droids were in town two nights ago and left yesterday morning in the direction of Mos Eisley.  Now, it's almost dark so I think we should get accommodations for the night and head for Mos Eisley tomorrow morning."

OOC: Any comments from Britton?