Milk Run.   Posted by GM.Group: archive 0
GM
 GM, 8 posts
 Game Master
 - Werner
Fri 21 Oct 2016
at 23:44
Milk Run
Milk Run, thatís what pilots often referred to as a routine trip or delivery.  At the same time, no one liked to say it, because pilots were often more superstitious than your usual lot.  Already, the run didnít start out right as your usual co-pilot, the enigmatic Iktotchi, Morden, had to bow out this trip due to a bout of undercooked collypods.  It wasnít going to be much of a trip anyway, delivering some Elba grain from Enarc storage to Eriadu for some of the breweries amongst the other industries there.  Easy day, but long enough you would have to spend the night to avoid flying too much leading to pilot fatigue under Imperial regulation.  You didnít get the complaints some made about the relatively new Empire.  It was just a change in name to you compared to the Republic.  Right?

Well, at least Mordenís stand in wasnít bad to look at, albeit she was a bit too quiet.  Luckily it was a short trip and you had plenty of maintenance to do in flight.

This message was last edited by the GM at 01:31, Sat 22 Oct 2016.

GM
 GM, 9 posts
 Game Master
 - Werner
Fri 21 Oct 2016
at 23:56
Milk Run
On Enarc - Prior to Departure...

You couldn't help but watch as she gracefully sauntered across the platform.  Her white pupilless eyes indicating she was an Arkanian.  You couldn't believe it, but she was making a beeline for you and your ship, The Reaper.

She is a young vibrantly beautiful Arkanian woman in her early twenties or even late teens.  Her light and lithe but ample frame is well proportioned to her 1.8 meter height with a clearly physically fit physique.  Her simple black hair is naturally highlighted with a lighter cool dark blue much like her personality, and is shoulder length but is usually tied up in a pony tail due to her active lifestyle.  Luminescent white eyes that reflect an inner intensity appear sensuously beneath long dark eyelashes that are set into her almond shaped eyes accented by thin and even naturally arched brows.  Lightly tanned skin speaks more of her active lifestyle yet still seems well taken care of and soft.  She wears no make-up for her natural beauty is quite enough with pouty naturally red fine full lips and a petite nose that are placed perfectly on her heart shaped face giving her an additional touch of sensual beauty that glows with a charisma all of it's own.

She is currently wearing a simple space-farers garb with a long-sleeve shirt in black with a large gray strip across her chest which clings nicely to her feminine form.  Over that is a matching black light-weight waist jacket, which on occasion flaps open revealing a shoulder holster for a blaster pistol.  Black form fitting pants round out her provocative appearance despite the simple adornings.  She is accessorized with black calf boots and a standard utility belt.
Aria
 NPC, 1 post
 Arkanian
Fri 21 Oct 2016
at 23:58
Milk Run
Aria nods to Hep, being a tad taller she leans to one side, hand on her hip.  A quiet, feminine voice asks, "Are you Hep?"
Hep
 player, 1 post
 Beginnings
Sun 23 Oct 2016
at 05:33
Milk Run
In reply to Aria (msg # 4):
"Why yes I am."  He replies closing a panel he was inspecting on the Reaper.  "Hep. Hep Kresim, what can I do for you?".  Hep extends his hand toward Aria in the universal human greeting.  While outwardly friendly Hep is still a little suspicious by nature and quickly visually scan aria for anything that might be out of place for a young independent spacer type, a military or restricted weapon, an expensive high end device on her personal or clothes that are brand new and that havent been slept in for a few days.
Aria
 NPC, 2 posts
 Arkanian
Mon 24 Oct 2016
at 04:48
Milk Run
Aria looks at the extended hand as if comprehension of it's purpose took a second.  Taking her hand off her hip she returns the customary human greeting with a rather firm grip and one short, curt shake before disengaging.  If one were observant, and Hep is, you might get the feeling of a social awkwardness -- are Arkanians like this, or perhaps this one grew up under a rock somewhere?  She blinks rapidly for a second before speaking again, "I'm your new pilot, temporary.  Guy with the horns is sick." deadpan, perhaps again socially awkward. You quickly deduce she's talking about Morden of course, and you already knew he was out sick since he called you on your comlink already.  Luckily today it was an easy delivery run of Ebla grain to Eriadu, although that dirty planet always gave you a bad feeling, and this was going to be an overnighter.  At least your new, temp pilot wasn't hard to look at, although you've got to wonder what the cockpit conversation is going to be like...

OOC:  I'll spare the perception check.  You can easily tell she has a blaster pistol in a shoulder rig under her jacket, and the social awkwardness was already mentioned.  Her clothes appear neat and clean, albeit a bit worn like she doesn't own too many outfits or favors this one.
Hep
 player, 2 posts
 Beginnings
Mon 24 Oct 2016
at 06:29
Milk Run
In reply to Aria (msg # 6):
"Yeah,  I told him the collypods didnt look right, but he eats anything you put in front of him.  I just finished the hull inspection, if you are ready now we can do the preflight check and be on our way to Enarc."  Hep replies walking toward the gangplank. "I'd like to get moving, I have maintenance check to get through once we are off."
Once abroad Hep sits in the captains seat begins casually flicking toggles and pressing buttons on various instrument panels.  He turns his attention to the navi computer and asks Aria without looking up: "So have you been flying in the outer rim for a long time?"

This message was last edited by the player at 17:34, Mon 24 Oct 2016.

Aria
 NPC, 3 posts
 Arkanian
Mon 24 Oct 2016
at 19:26
Milk Run
Aria nods and follows Hep onto The Reaper and into the cockpit.  Dropping a small backpack she jumps right into the co-pilot's seat and begins running down the standard pre-flight cockpit checklist.  When Hep asks his last question, she seems to pause in mid-stroke of some switch for a split second, after which she continues her checks.  Without looking over she answers slowly, perhaps measured, "Outer Rim?  Not very long.  And you? in a perfect case of deflection or maybe she really is interested (?).
Hep
 player, 3 posts
 Beginnings
Tue 25 Oct 2016
at 12:49
Milk Run
In reply to Aria (msg # 8):

"Lately I've been in the outer rim, but for the past couple years its been back and forth between mid and outer rim.  Mostly we haul agricultural stuff, moisture condenser parts to Tattooine every so often, brought caf from Garqi to the mid rim once, that was a long trip.  What are you usually piloting for: cargo or transport?"
Hep turns slightly to look at her face as she answers, attempting to determine if she is lying when she responds
Perception Roll
14:46, Today: Hep rolled 3 using 1d20. + 4 = 7
[Private to GM: Thats a bad roll. Hope she doesnt notice.]
Aria
 NPC, 3 posts
 Arkanian
Wed 26 Oct 2016
at 04:52
Milk Run
Aria nods at your reply. You look for some indication of deception, but you can't really tell anything in fact as she curtly replies, "A little of both."  This is going to be a "fun" trip with Ms. Personality here...

She continues to run down the checklist and is done in record time, she didn't even have to look at a reference.  You can check her work if you want, but she let's you know, "Pre-flight Done."  She turns to you and asks, "Where can I put my belongings?"

This message was last updated by the GM at 04:52, Wed 26 Oct 2016.

Hep
 player, 4 posts
 Beginnings
Wed 26 Oct 2016
at 06:21
Milk Run
In reply to Aria (msg # 10):

"Since it's just the two of us, take the Starboard Dormitory, I'll be in the Port dormitory." Replies Hep, thinking 'well if she turns out to be a spy or a hitman she'll be easier to space that way'.  "So once you have your gear stowed  lets get going.  I'll program the navi computer now and once we are in hyper space you can take the helm and I can run down my maintenance list.".  Hep does a spot check of her preflight checks just make sure they are right and there isn't anything amiss.

OOC By the way I changed Heps' height, Duros are supposed to be tall but I had him @ 1.5 M for some reason.

This message was last edited by the player at 07:07, Wed 26 Oct 2016.

Aria
 NPC, 4 posts
 Arkanian
Thu 27 Oct 2016
at 03:32
Milk Run
Aria nods at the sleeping arrangements.  At the behest to stow her gear she nods again and gets up grabbing her bag.  She pauses a moment before turning in the cockpit doorway and simply says, "Thank you.  Hep." a smile, however a bit awkward, slowly creeps up the corners of her mouth.  Maybe cute, but certainly a bit socially awkward -- unless of course she's there to kill you...

Without waiting for a reply she turns and heads into the belly of the Reaper to apparently stow her gear.

You take that time to double-check her work, which seems to be flawlessly executed, not that it was very difficult.

[Private to Hep: OOC: You can insert private messages in the post too, especially when we have more players and you don't want them to see something...

No problem on his height.  Now you get to be taller than her. =)

So, before we 'take off' in game, this would be the time to get Russ/Morden in.
]
Hep
 player, 5 posts
 Beginnings
Thu 27 Oct 2016
at 06:32
Milk Run
In reply to Aria (msg # 12):

quote:
Without waiting for a reply she turns and heads into the belly of the Reaper to apparently stow her gear.

OOC: ...Or to sabotage the engine room...