Milk Run.   Posted by GM.Group: archive 0
Morden
 player, 2 posts
Wed 2 Nov 2016
at 16:57
Milk Run
"Wow! You should have seen what I just did to the head. I think I crapped out a Jawa," says Mordun entering the cockpit, looking down and skipping slightly while trying to shake a long line of toilet paper from his left boot.

Looking up, "Whoa, sorry about the language ma'am. Welcome aboard...I'm Mordun," holding out a hand still wet. The hand dryer in the Reaper's head hasn't worked for months. Core Galaxy Systems, the manufacturers of the Dynamic Class freighters recalled them ages ago for bad wiring but it never seemed like a priority. Mordun thinks to himself, "I really have to go in there and see if I can work out a fix sometime."
Aria
 NPC, 5 posts
 Arkanian
Wed 2 Nov 2016
at 19:33
Milk Run
Aria 'bumps' into Mordun just before the passageway to the cockpit, stepping out of the way as the large Iktotchi bursts in.  The verbiage coming out of Mordun's mouth doesn't compute with his mostly frightening visage, but Aria doesn't seem to bat an eye at the disparity.  Her head does cock to one side, as if a bit curious, perhaps the first time she's seen an Iktotchi, at least maybe this close.  The ship has generally tight quarters and the doorway to the cockpit caused the 2 meter tall Mordun to have to duck, which in turn made Aria take a step back into the cockpit.  She looks at the outstretched hand, no real emotions playing across her face, perhaps even hard to read at all.  It takes a second, but she extends her own hand to grasp Mordun's own still moist hand giving a single curt shake with a rather strong grip and then letting go.  Matter-of-factly she adds, "I am Aria." a slight pregnant pause and she continues, "Pleased to meet you.  You are Iktotchi, yes?" as if she already knew the answer, but asked anyway.  Apparently your toilet talk didn't even phase her...
Mordun Tes
 player, 3 posts
Wed 2 Nov 2016
at 22:04
Milk Run
"Yes I am," wiping my hands on my pants. "So Dispatch subbed you in for me? I'm feeling better but, since you're already aboard, please carry on. I may use the time to tackle a few projects on board. I've got to expand the load bay and install a feed module. Chief said we are going to haul some big livestock after we get back from this run. I just hope they're not banthas. We'll never get that smell out"
Aria
 NPC, 6 posts
 Arkanian
Wed 2 Nov 2016
at 23:16
Milk Run
Aria seemed to be about to say something, but then her comlink beeped indicating a message had come in.  She pulled it from her belt and glanced at it before looking up at Mordun, and then Hep in turn, although it was kind of difficult to tell since she has no pupils.  She nodded and said, "Yes, I will stay on.  Company says I am to pick up a small freighter in dry dock in Eriadu City.  We will be working together for a little longer." adding a cordial smile.
Hep Kresim
 player, 7 posts
 Beginnings
Thu 3 Nov 2016
at 07:26
Milk Run
In reply to Aria (msg # 17):
Ok lets get going then, Aria can do the flying once we are off.  Mordun, I told you the collypods were undercooked, you're lucky you dont have xenomorphs erupting out of your face...and the wiring on the sanitation dryer is on my list already.  And the ramp hydraulics.  And the hyperdriver backup relays.  And the.... Hep trails off into an elaborate and boring list of all the maintenance chores he has to do.  He double checks the coordinates he punched into the navi-computer and calls for clearance from the control tower. "Control this is Reaper, flight plan T90023912, outbound for Enarc requesting clearance for take off. Absent mindedly he starts  the engines and begins the lift off sequence, as though he could work the ships controls without looking at them, in his sleep with his hands tied behind his back...underwater.  A repeating chime sounds informing the ships occupants that the ship is about to take off,  the overhead lights dim and walkway lights turn on illuminating the floors.  Hep throws his flight belts on with a satisfying snap.  "OK everybody just sit down and buckle for a minute and then you can get back to what you were doing.." The ship jostles ever so slightly, the engines softly whine and there is a metallic scrape as the ships landing gear lift off the platform, retracting.  Hep waits for a moment.  "Control, repeat, this is Reaper, are we clear for take off?"

This message was last edited by the player at 08:29, Thu 03 Nov 2016.

Aria
 NPC, 7 posts
 Arkanian
Thu 3 Nov 2016
at 13:34
Milk Run
Aria puts her one bag back down and takes a seat in one of the rear cockpit chairs buckling herself in.  Obviously she expected Mordun to take his usual spot at the front with Hep.  She sat quietly with some of the best posture you've ever seen.  If you glance her way she gives a thumbs up.
Enarc City Control
Thu 3 Nov 2016
at 13:41
Milk Run
The radio crackled slightly as the control tower responded to your request, ~"Reaper, this is Enarc Control, copy your request for departure, standby, over.~  After only a few moments the external radio cracks again, ~"Reaper, Enarc Control, you are clear for lane Tango 6-6-4-Niner, happy trails."~

OOC:  Just FYI, you are on the planet Enarc currently and headed to Eriadu...sorry for picking two 'E' planets, didn't mean to make it confusing.

I assume you're not rushing anything and taking the time to get off planet?  Don't think we need a pilot check at this point...

Hep Kresim
 player, 8 posts
 Beginnings
Thu 3 Nov 2016
at 19:52
Milk Run
In reply to Enarc City Control (msg # 20):

Thanks Enarc city control have a nice day. As Hep maneuvers the Reaper skyward in his designated lane the city of Enarc recedes beneath them. We,'ll break atmo in a minute , then you can move around the cabin. Hep tunelessly whistles as they accelerate toward space.

OOC: Sorry my bad i didnt understand where we starting from i thought we had to go to Enarc first
Wookiepedia
Sat 5 Nov 2016
at 04:01
Spaceport – Eriadu
Eriadu Spaceport is the spaceport serving Eriadu City on the planet of Eriadu. Many of the delegates to the Eriadu Trade Summit including Supreme Chancellor Finis Valorum—and his would-be assassins—landed at the spaceport prior to attending the summit. New arrivals are required to pass through Eriadu Customs and Immigration, and many vessels are subject to search by customs and immigration officials.

Now, with the Empire, not much has changed except that the Imperial customs and immigration officials are more strict.  Non-humans get a harder look than before, but there has been no actual ban.
GM
 GM, 20 posts
 Game Master
 - Werner
Sat 5 Nov 2016
at 04:05
Spaceport – Eriadu
The flight through hyperspace was thankfully uneventful, and relatively short.  There is some time to get some maintenance done, and even some time to socialize if you wanted.

OOC: You're welcome to do some RP with each other and Aria, or we can skip ahead to the Eriadu City spaceport.  Let me know in the OOC thread or here under OOC text or just start posting RP.  Thanks.
Mordun Tes
 player, 5 posts
Sat 5 Nov 2016
at 08:48
Spaceport – Eriadu
During the flight, I grab my toolbox and try to work on the ramp hydraulics (without accidentally spacing myself). The hand dryer will have to wait! My Mechanic Skill is +7.

I'm pretty reserved and not too chatty (among the many reasons for my Charisma of 8), so I'll pretty much keep to myself. Plus my tummy is still off so I'm mostly going to lay low and drink some Photon Fizzle to settle things down a bit.
Hep Kresim
 player, 10 posts
 Beginnings
Sat 5 Nov 2016
at 08:56
Spaceport – Eriadu
While in hyperspace Hep works his way through the maintenance list. Throughout the ship one can see Hep half buried in the wall, ceiling and floor panels tools scattered on every nearby flat surface.  Occassionally whistling tunelessly, often cursing softly and shouting a few times in frustration "WHOS THE NERF HERDER WHO DID THIS WIRING?!".  A few times Hep walks back and forth to the Garage which he has set up as a workshop, lugging small motors or circuit blocks.  Hep opens the door to the head intending to fix the wiring in the sanitation dryer and reels from the odor shouting and gagging "MORDUN DID YOU LEAVE A DEAD BANTHA IN HERE? GODS!".  He retreats and returns covering his mouth and extending a hissing spray canister in front of him.
Finally He ends up in the cock pit with his portable computer hooked into the navi-computer running diagnostic routines. Breaking the awkward silent that Aria is oblivious to: "So Aria, there's some trade thing going on in Eriadu City.  Security is probably going to be tight so customs and immigration might take a while.    I bet there's going to be a lot of important people there. Have you heard anything about it?"  Hep tries to perceive any deception or stress in her reply
10:54, Today: Hep Kresim rolled 19 using 1d20.  Perception Check against Aria.
+4 Mod = 23
Aria
 NPC, 8 posts
 Arkanian
Sat 5 Nov 2016
at 11:27
Spaceport – Eriadu
Aria takes her turn in the cockpit, mostly to monitor for the unusual situation as there wasn't much piloting to be done in hyperspace.  She doesn't take notice of Hep's and Mordun's routines and activities around the ship, mostly keeping to herself.

When Hep comes in the cockpit, she simply nods in acknowledgement as he does his diagnostics.  As Hep strikes up a conversation she maintains her gaze at the streaking stars of hyperspace through the front viewscreen.  When asked about the Trade Summit she simply shakes her head a couple of times and curtly replies, "No. I am not aware. before turning back to viewing the panels and viewscreen.

OOC:  Sorry, the "Wookiepedia" post was just some background about Eriadu and where you're heading.  The mention of the trade summit is actually historical (since this is after Chancellor Valorum and Episode I -- we're actually just after Episode III and nearly two decades (18 BBY) before Episode IV takes place), but let's roll with it anyway.  An added dimension...

Oh, and you perceive no deception or stress in her voice.

This message was last edited by the GM at 11:28, Sat 05 Nov 2016.

Hep Kresim
 player, 11 posts
 Beginnings
Sat 5 Nov 2016
at 18:11
Spaceport – Eriadu
I see.  So after this job where are you off too? You said were picking up another freighter. Hep says looking up from the portable computer display.


OOC: Ah I see re summit.   I do have trouble keeping the eras straight sometimes. also whats the feel for the planet/city well ordered? big imperial presence?
Aria
 NPC, 9 posts
 Arkanian
Sun 6 Nov 2016
at 04:36
Spaceport – Eriadu
Aria nods, "Yes, company has a ship that was there for repairs, just a deadhead run back to Enarc."
GM
 GM, 21 posts
 Game Master
 - Werner
Sun 6 Nov 2016
at 04:46
Spaceport – Eriadu
The Eriadu Spaceport of Eriadu City was a shining icon of both visible light and invisible signals of all sorts, beacons, radio transmission, radar, you name it the air was full of it, not to mention the numerous ships coming and going in the busy port of this major industrial planet.  Of course you couldn’t always see it when the smog for the industrial pollution of the planet hung low over the City as it did now.

A growing Imperial presence gave both a feeling of security for some and dread for most, but the rise of Eridau's native son, Wilhuff Tarkin, has only brought more perceived prosperity, and repression of others.  There has been no open rebellion as of yet, but like on many worlds it's probably just below the surface.

OOC: You can still RP if you want, but let's fast-forward a bit...
Hep Kresim
 player, 12 posts
 Beginnings
Sun 6 Nov 2016
at 05:45
Spaceport – Eriadu
Hep looks at the Navicomputer Looks like we are here. Do you want to land it?

ooc: i assume we are just about to enter atmo or are above the city.
Mordun Tes
 player, 6 posts
Sun 6 Nov 2016
at 11:29
Spaceport – Eriadu
Mordun buckles in and prepares to enter atmo.
Eriadu City Control
Sun 6 Nov 2016
at 15:31
Spaceport – Eriadu
The comms crackle to life as the control tower guides you in, ~"Spacecraft Reaper, this is Eriadu City Control, we have you on schedule, please take corridor Tango-six-niner to bay Delta-Tree-Two-Seven, over."~

OOC:  We're going to make it a little spicy...who's taking the controls?  Make a pilot check please.
Mordun Tes
 player, 7 posts
Sun 6 Nov 2016
at 18:15
Re: Spaceport – Eriadu


OOC:  We're going to make it a little spicy...who's taking the controls?  Make a pilot check please.
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My piloting skill is +9. Keith, what's yours?
Hep Kresim
 player, 13 posts
 Beginnings
Sun 6 Nov 2016
at 19:00
Re: Spaceport – Eriadu
In reply to Mordun Tes (msg # 33):
Taking the controls, Hep replies "This is Reaper, affirmative using corridor Tango-six-niner to bay Delta-Tree-Two-Seven. Over."
20:55, Today: Hep Kresim rolled 10 using 1d20.  Hep makes a Pilot Check.
10 + Mod 9 = 19.

OOC: I'm +9 also.  Im not sure if we can see each others stats.  If you want to be lead pilot in the future I can defer.

This message was last edited by the player at 19:02, Sun 06 Nov 2016.

GM
 GM, 23 posts
 Game Master
 - Werner
Sun 6 Nov 2016
at 19:28
Re: Spaceport – Eriadu
Taking the controls and with the help of the navi computer, you manage not to crash into another spacecraft as you cut into the smog, although at one point a large ship passes right over you.  The more faint of heart would've soiled themselves...thankfully your seasoned spacers.

The landing bay is nothing to write home about, many were built hastily to accommodate the boom of industry on the planet with little regard for quality or aesthetics.  Hep competently brings The Reaper swiftly into a hover above the open landing bay and brings it down slowly within the automated blinking landing markers.  Aria reaches over and drops the landing gears for Hep just before the satisfying 'thump' of another safe landing.

Switches are flicked and levers brought down followed by the winding down whine of the engines settling before cycling off.

As if coming out of nowhere an Eriadu customs official in his characteristic tan uniform could be seen from the cockpit view window.  No doubt a lackey of the Imperials Customs.
Hep Kresim
 player, 15 posts
 Beginnings
Sun 6 Nov 2016
at 19:43
Re: Spaceport – Eriadu
In reply to GM (msg # 35):

"Ok, Ive got the manifest on the datapad, do you want to talk to customs Mordun?  Aria try not to look suspicious, and what ever you do don't panic. DON'T PANIC!  Just kidding."  Hep chuckles to himself.
Mordun Tes
 player, 8 posts
Sun 6 Nov 2016
at 19:46
Re: Spaceport – Eriadu
In reply to Hep Kresim (msg # 34):


OOC: Great. I'll be copilot.
Hep Kresim
 player, 16 posts
 Beginnings
Sun 6 Nov 2016
at 19:53
Re: Spaceport – Eriadu
"If you have anything illegal on board, or your Identification data isn't in order, now would be a good time to tell us, Aria..." Hep says to Aria.

This message was last edited by the player at 19:54, Sun 06 Nov 2016.