#1 Landing on Formos.   Posted by GM.Group: 0
GM
 GM, 1 post
Fri 27 Jan 2017
at 15:51
Landing on Formos
Formos comes into sight on your scanners.  Initial reading show the planet has a breathable atmosphere, standard gravity, but is a barren planet with low vegetation.  Ah... feels just like home to a Fringer.  The scanners ping a single Space Port with a few small freighters landing and leaving.  You aren't picking up any Imperial signals, but that is to be expected in this part of the galaxy.
1-MDK
 player, 1 post
 B=2 A=4 I=1 C=3 W=1 P=2
Sat 28 Jan 2017
at 04:03
Landing on Formos


With Dewykam passed out from a massive dose of sedatives in his quarters, 1-MDK is left with no choice but to land the Risky Business on Formos itself.  As the planet grows larger in the distance, 1-MDK enters the pilot's seat and begins to initiate a comms broadcasts to the spaceport requesting permission to land:

"REQUEST: Formos Spaceport this is the light-freighter <static> we have received damage from an attack by <static> we are requesting immediate clearance to land for repairs <static> do you copy?"

This message was last edited by the player at 19:33, Wed 12 Apr 2017.

GM
 GM, 2 posts
Sat 28 Jan 2017
at 05:08
Landing on Formos
A few moments pass and a human voice cuts over the Comms, "Copy, Star Jewel, you are a little choppy but we got your req.  This is Dockmaster Jax and you are cleared for durapad HE-11.  Sending coords and fees now."  The holonav displaying Formos blinks twice and zooms in plotting a course to an landing zone with docking shed along the kilometer wide duracrete landing pad.  The dock fees come in over nav's text crawl.  They are relatively cheap at 20 creds a day, but require a week up front.

"Welcome to Formos, Star Jewel... You're the third one this week" says the voice, followed by chuckle. "You may want to give that ship transponder a kick or two... You're not in Hutt space anymore."

This is followed by some indistinct chatter that you can't hear clearly but do realize it is a parallel conversation with someone else on the other side of the comms.

"Now don't get your hopes up, we are a bit light on mechanics these days so you may want to search out another system if you need the repairs I'm guessing.  Jax out."

As if on cue your subsystem monitor panel starts blinking red notifying that your Hyperdrive is offline.

1-MDK easily pilots the ship down to the landing zone, which is bustle of activity.  Through the view port, 1-MDK notices a sprawl of ramshackle warehouses, small utilitarian/box like dwellings, and numerous temporary vendor kiosks, choked full of citizenry.

There are also a few large structures interspersed between the sprawl of small buildings.  The closest is a fortified building 3-4 stories tall with the Imperial Sigil emblazoned on one side.  Another is gaudy dome with all variety of colors and Fringer Icons plastered over its smooth surface.

This message was last edited by the GM at 05:25, Sat 28 Jan 2017.

1-MDK
 player, 2 posts
Sat 28 Jan 2017
at 14:39
Landing on Formos
1-MDK lands the Risky Business on durapad HE-11 as softly as it can ... and after feeling the landing pads connect states over the comms:

"GLOAT: Nailed it... Dockmaster we have landed"

While completing the landing sequence and powering down the engines 1-MDK accesses it's databanks searching for relevant information about Formos Spaceport, including:

- Contacts / friends
- Threats / enemies
- Prior business dealings
- Opportunities / sources of credits
GM
 GM, 4 posts
Sat 28 Jan 2017
at 16:26
Re: Landing on Formos
1-MDK:
Relevant information about Formos Spaceport, including:

- Contacts / friends
- Threats / enemies
- Prior business dealings
- Opportunities / sources of credits


Your datapad spits out some general information about Formos:
- Climate/Geography: Arid and much of the world is forbidding rocky desert shrouded by dusty, dark clouds. Terrestrial planet with a breathable atmosphere and standard gravity, life does not flourish upon the world's dry surface.

- Populace: The only settlement of note is a hardscrabble spaceport with a reputation
for shady deals and rough customers (just your kind of people). The inhabitants of the Formos Spaceport are mostly human, though the place is quite cosmopolitan and many of the major spacefaring species can be found making a home here.

- Contacts: Unknown.
 - Registering transponders of known bounty hunters... one cross-referenced name, Godon Netakka a young Rodian Bounty Hunter, 4 Hutt bounties collectd.

- Criminal Element: Unknown.
 - Often fluctuates.
 - Last know crime lord, Gard Gadlo a Weequay, was captured and imprisoned by the Empire.

- Imperial Presence: Light
 - A single Imperial barracks and they are known to not interfere as is common fringe world.

- Prior Business: None

- Opportunities: Likely
 - Smuggler and Outer Rim Pirate Nexus.
 - Given climate, water racketeering possible.
 - Imperial and Hutt bounties will likely be listed at the Rii Jenks Cantina.
1-MDK
 player, 3 posts
Sat 28 Jan 2017
at 18:01
Re: Landing on Formos
With Dewykam still sedated on the ship, 1-MDK makes its way towards the settlement to look for Bacta / Stimpaks / doctor, a Glitterstim dealer, and the Rii Jenks Cantina.  Along the way it also keeps an eye out for signs of Godon Netakka or his ship.

Before leaving the ship it records the following message for Dewykam in case he wakes while it is away:

"UPDATE: Heading into town to get supplies to fix you up.  Don't worry about the credits ... I'll make killer deals"

This message was last edited by the player at 18:26, Sat 28 Jan 2017.

GM
 GM, 5 posts
Sat 28 Jan 2017
at 20:37
Re: Landing on Formos
On the way out of space dock, 1-MDK passes by a maintenance hanger that was signalling Netakka's transponder codes.  A brief glimpse into the dark hanger reveals no ship, just piles of junk spacecraft parts.  That seems strange... though it has been a few hours since you registered the codes.

Entering the bustling streets, there is a waist high cloud of dust rustled up from the foot traffic.  Oh great, it is already getting into your circuits.  Signs and street vendors abound, mostly selling water at extortionate prices and dirty or used bacta stims.  One sign catches the eye (or cybernetic focal lense) "Mama Nobah's cheapest water and stims on Formos". Under the sign is a kindly looking human female of Apx. 53 years if your facial analyzer module is to be believed.

This message was last edited by the GM at 20:36, Tue 31 Jan 2017.

1-MDK
 player, 6 posts
Sat 28 Jan 2017
at 21:02
Re: Landing on Formos
Keeping one set of optic sensors on his rear in order to spot a tail, 1-MDK approaches Mama Nobah's stall, scanning the immediate area for people and/or objects of interest, while also trying to determine if ol' Mama Nobah sells more than just water and stims (like maybe a little Glitterstim on the side).

This message was last edited by the player at 22:35, Tue 31 Jan 2017.

GM
 GM, 6 posts
Sat 28 Jan 2017
at 22:14
Re: Landing on Formos
Mama Nobah looks furtively behind you as your head pivots appraisingly around her ramshackle kiosk.  You notice a handful of water jugs and few boxes of stims, all in all not a lot of inventory.  There is a bustle of activity behind you, a pair of Stormtroopers pass, but no one else seems to engage Mama Nobah.

Her smile returns as she speaks.  “Greetings sentient!  New faces are always an eager sight. Can I interest you in Mama Nobah’s wares?  Or are you just here to chat with a little old woman?  I surely have some tales to tell, as do you by the look of it!”
1-MDK
 player, 7 posts
Sun 29 Jan 2017
at 00:34
Re: Landing on Formos
"SALUTATION: Greetings local business owner!  I am a harmless protocol droid of an unspecified series who happens to be currently associated with a bloody mess.  I am looking to MAKE A DEAL! ... a killer deal ...  I wish to acquire several of your highest quality stimpaks, for the right price of course!"

This message was last edited by the player at 00:39, Sun 29 Jan 2017.

GM
 GM, 8 posts
Sun 29 Jan 2017
at 00:53
Re: Landing on Formos
“Highest quality you say? Let's have a look.” Her smile remains, but a hint of fear enters her eyes for your unstable personality / threats.  She shuffles with boxes under her kiosk.  A delaying tactic you presume.  “Tell me about yourself, droid.  What brings you to Formos? Is a friend of yours hurt? Might be that stims aren't enough. I could point you in the direction of the medical district such as it is…”
1-MDK
 player, 8 posts
Sun 29 Jan 2017
at 01:01
Re: Landing on Formos
"STATEMENT: Just the stimpaks please!  Stimpaks to mend the flesh.  I appreciate your conformance to galactic trading norms."

This message was last edited by the player at 01:02, Sun 29 Jan 2017.

GM
 GM, 9 posts
Sun 29 Jan 2017
at 01:24
Re: Landing on Formos
“Okay droid, here are a few pristine stims, 50 credits apiece.” There is a swift movement of hands behind you, but it stops after you see Mama Nobah slightly shake her head.

This message was last edited by the GM at 01:49, Sun 29 Jan 2017.

1-MDK
 player, 9 posts
Sun 29 Jan 2017
at 01:55
Re: Landing on Formos
1-MDK uses it's second set of optical sensors to identify the "swift movement of hands" behind it [perception], while continuing to haggle:

"STATEMENT: 50 credits for a single stim ... that's twice the standard galactic value ... that leads me to believe that you don't take me seriously."

"OFFER: 60 credits for two pristine stims.  I am willing to pay that rate because I want to build a lasting business relationship with you based on reciprocity ... that's my final offer."

This message was last edited by the player at 02:31, Sun 29 Jan 2017.

GM
 GM, 10 posts
Sun 29 Jan 2017
at 02:31
Re: Landing on Formos
“Look this isn't a sun kiosk on Corellia where we can prescribe to Galactic Norms.  All of us have had hard times and we are just trying to survive.”  A tear forms on her eye and she reaches behind you pulling what looks like a street urchin beside her… the one you kept your third eye on.  “My son and I lost everything, our home, our planet when the Empire snuffed out Alderaan in a single moment.”  An edge enters her voice, “you will take 80 credits for those stims and I assure you will get no better price on Formos”