Chapter I: The Journey to Na'lon.   Posted by The Narrator.Group: 0
The Narrator
 GM, 13 posts
Fri 29 Sep 2017
at 00:39
Chapter I: The Journey to Na'lon
A long time ago, in a galaxy far, far away...

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The Narrator
 GM, 13 posts
Fri 29 Sep 2017
at 00:40
Chapter I: The Journey to Na'lon
STAR WARS

ECHOES OF THE PAST

There is a growing sense of foreboding in the galaxy. Following two decades of relative peace since the establishment of the New Republic, a sense of strife and danger has been steadily increasing.

It has now been four years since the Senate building was bombed during the Amaxine Warrior Crisis, and now rumors circulate that Luke Skywalker's reclusive Jedi temple has been attacked, and the Jedi master is in hiding.

Far from the troubles of the galactic core, the residents of the jungle world of Noe'ha'on are more concerned with daily survival on the harsh, frontier world. But certain visitors to the planet have other, more significant agendas...

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The Narrator
 GM, 13 posts
Fri 29 Sep 2017
at 00:40
Chapter I: The Journey to Na'lon
From space, Noe'ha'on appears to be shimmering emerald and sapphire. Oceans and dense jungles cover it's surface. A number of walled towns and settlements dot the largest of the planet's emerald-hued continents. It is to the northern-most of these settlements, the mining town of Na'lon, that a battered, wheeled transport makes it's way, carrying a varied assortment of passengers. The shuttle contains no windows, and the interior is about two meters wide and ten meters in length. Seats line the walls of the interior, facing inwards. Most are empty, and today's journey consists of only seven passengers. Two of the passengers, seated near the front of the vehicle, appear to miners, judging by their attire. Both are human men, and both glance occasionally at other occupants of the transport with apprehension. The next passenger is another human man. He is younger, perhaps in his early twenties, and wears a simple spacer's outfit. He carries an old blaster pistol, strapped to his side.

OOC: All characters describe yourselves briefly.

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Kynor Vorn
 GMPC, 4 posts
 "The Last Mandalorian."
Wed 27 Sep 2017
at 07:47
Chapter I: The Journey to Na'lon
Near the rear of the transport sits an armored figure, his hands resting on a repeating blaster across his lap. He does not look at his companions, and makes no effort at conversation as the transport trundles along the rough path through the jungle.
Pyrus
 GM, 6 posts
Wed 27 Sep 2017
at 16:14
Chapter I: The Journey to Na'lon
Somewhere in the middle of the shuttle sits a heavyset human dressed rather strangely for the world.  Clearly from off world.  ( https://vignette.wikia.nocooki...st?cb=20160304072127 )

With him is an R2 unit that has a transport canister.  ( https://thewookieegunner.files....png?w=620&h=248 )

Inside said canister is Pyrus, looking bored, playing with some strange pet toy:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ywB9huSiPOI

The R2 unit is projecting a holovid of an obese Twi'lek ( http://theunion4ever.com/wp-co...s/2015/07/SW19-3.jpg ) who is conversing with the offworlder.

"Eeehxcellent!  Your delivery is ahead of schedule.  Fine work, my friend.  Fine work.  And such an exotic specimen!"

"One of a kind," the human responds proudly before sounding a little regretful, "Woulda fetched a king's ransom just a few short years ago."

He quickly recovers from self-pity to continue in a more professional air, "Seems to be the friendly sort, but with the proper conditioning, I'm sure your slaves can train him to be a real monster.  Training vids are complimentary, but if you want growth stims, that's extra."
Shayock
 GM, 5 posts
 Ewok herbalist
 Matronly manner
Wed 27 Sep 2017
at 20:19
Chapter I: The Journey to Na'lon
Shayock is sitting right in the middle of those seated in the vehicle. The little teddy bear with short limbs, and much like a toddler, has her legs dangling off the edge of the seat, her feet unable to touch the ground. She is currently wearing a red-colored hooded cape with flowers permanently attached to top of the hood like a tiara or headband. The hood has an opening in the back as well, allowing the hair on the back of her head to show. Fastening the cape and hood around her, and resting just below the base of her neck is a gold medallion with a large, smooth green gemstone. Strapped across her waste is a green belt covered in yellow flowers and on her right hip is a green bag which appears to also be stuffed with flowers. With silver eyes, Shayock gives a genuine smile and a nod to anyone looking her way. Though she does make it a point to look at each person in the vehicle and take note of what they look like, from race to clothing.

Now most of the people in this vehicle may be used to people with dirty deals blatantly made in public and talk of turning cute things into monsters. But Shayock is not. She looks at the heavyset person with a mixture of disgusted and curious. ( https://ak8.picdn.net/shutters...mg.resize(height:160) ) She says in a quiet tone, "Ee chee wa maa..."

For the time being, meddling in another's affairs would be a bad idea. Especially while the call is still going. So she waits for the heavyset man to finish his call. While she is waiting, she gives a warm smile to the two nervous men. She'd love to talk, but it would be rude to talk over someone's phone call.

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Blake
 GM, 7 posts
 Targeting, OR instinct?
 Don't choose, use both.
Thu 28 Sep 2017
at 00:09
Chapter I: The Journey to Na'lon
  Blake looks like probably any other guy that thinks wearing their single lens shades at night is a good idea. Though the well maintained hydrospanner being the most obvious display piece of his own belt, gives a good hint of his own vocational preference.

  Like most of the passengers, he is currently keeping his mouth shut.  Exotic non-sapient pets are the least problematic hobby of the eccentric rich, unless you are the one being fed to them.  Though he does pass some time doing an unseen search for ID matches of the Twi'lek on holographic display.

  Blake does wonder though.  If the Miners are already looking so apprehensive about the discount sized wookie, smiles probably will not help their nerves.

 …In hindsight. The Miners looking nervous about being locked into a small room with a species known to beat stormtroopers to death with rocks is understandable.

  Hopefully the Ewok distracts them from the guy fondling his repeater all trip.

OOC: Oh gee, a billion hours later and then I make the worst post.  Bright side is I'm not feeling sick anymore, yay.

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Pyrus OOC:
Thu 28 Sep 2017
at 00:22
Re: Chapter I: The Journey to Na'lon
Blake:
Though he does pass some time doing an unseen search for ID matches of the Twi'lek on holographic display.


What I had in mind is that the Twi'lek villain is a local crime lord, or a foreman at the mine, or both.  Also had figured that neither buyer nor seller is aware that Pyrus is a sentient.  (Not that they'd likely care.)  Up to GM what he wants to do with the NPCs and their notoriety, of course.
Lann Sam Vaa
 NPC, 1 post
Thu 28 Sep 2017
at 07:43
Re: Chapter I: The Journey to Na'lon
"We shall discuss your payment upon your arrival," grins the obese twi'lek, "My client will be most pleased."

With that the hologram ends.

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Kalan Londar
 NPC, 1 post
Thu 28 Sep 2017
at 07:53
Re: Chapter I: The Journey to Na'lon
The pair of miners seem unsure as to whether Shayock is smiling or bearing her teeth, and quickly look away. Indeed, it seems that the pair are uncomfortable with every passenger in the transport, perhaps with the exception of the young spacer.

The young spacer himself, in contrast, seems much less put off by the passengers about him. He meets Shayock's smile with a grin of his own, rising to make his way across the transport and slumping easily into the seat beside her.

"Where are your parents?" he asks, kindly, also seeming to interpret her as a young wookiee.

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Pyrus
 GM, 7 posts
Thu 28 Sep 2017
at 16:37
Re: Chapter I: The Journey to Na'lon
Shayock:
"Ee chee wa maa..."


"Reh ree ra raar," Pyrus imitates with his itty bitty growls, trying to also imitate the body language.

He raspberries at the Twi'lek just before he vanishes.  Probably the last time he'll have a chance to backtalk anyone without suffering for it.  Pyrus then flops in defeat, hugging his silly toy, turning apprehensive glances to the blasters and hydrospanner.

But then the spacer approaches the fuzzy little compassionate one.  Pyrus watches carefully.  The guy looks like he means well.  Which is reason enough to reconsider his earlier assumption that all these armed people are mean.  Maybe they'll help get Pyrus out of the cage?

He begins to cry.  https://ih1.redbubble.net/imag...00x1000,075,f.u3.jpg
Shayock
 GM, 6 posts
 Ewok herbalist
 Matronly manner
Thu 28 Sep 2017
at 17:03
Re: Chapter I: The Journey to Na'lon
(OOC: Holy crud, you found an avatar of the fat, blue twi'lek! O.O)

Shayock giggles from Pyrus imitating her speech and body language.

Shayock then looks over and up at Kalan. She hasn't yet seen a wookie and so, doesn't know this guy thinks she is one. But she at least understands mistaking her for a child at this point. ALL the star people seem to be gigantic. In clear common, Shayock answers, "My parents are back home on Endor. My name is Shayock. What is yours?"

She glances at the baby dragon who is now turning up the waterworks and gives him a compassionate look, but turns her attention back to Kalan.

Shayock has taken note of Blake (and Kynor's having a repeater on his lap), but at the moment doesn't see a reason to bother the man. While she appreciates that Blake is less nervous than the pair of miners, she doesn't know what to make of the sunglasses. Is he from a race that is only used to the dark? Are the sunglasses actually just a piece of technology that enhances the guy's sight? It could be anything.

....she at least knows what sunglasses are thanks to that one merchant that hangs out near her tribe's area.

(OOC to GM: Did Blake get any result for his search on the Twi'lek?)

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Blake
 GM, 8 posts
 Targeting, OR instinct?
 Don't choose, use both.
Thu 28 Sep 2017
at 21:54
Re: Chapter I: The Journey to Na'lon
  Because sunglasses are cool Shayock, though skill check assisting sunglasses have been on the wishlist of other characters.

  With the more sociable spacer trying to start up conversation, maybe Blake will have a less awkward feeling way to start talking to pass the time-Oh no.

  Nope, just a dumb animal Blake.  Pay attention to what your eyes are telling you, not your instincts.  Well too late for that, but lots of pointless monster manual entries are force sensitive just to make the encounter harder. It's not like you can tell it's sentient…

  Now shayock gets to guess why Blake is letting out a soft resigned sigh.
Kalan Londar
 NPC, 2 posts
Thu 28 Sep 2017
at 23:13
Re: Chapter I: The Journey to Na'lon
Kalan also sends a disapproving frown in the direction of Pyrus' captor. However, like the others, he realises he can do little to interfere at this point. He turns his attention back to Shayock.

"Your Basic is really good!" he exclaims in surprise, "How old are you? My name is Kalan," he adds after a moment, "Kalan Londar."