Telos IV: The Beginning.   Posted by GM Hammer.Group: 0
GM Hammer
 GM, 3 posts
Fri 29 Mar 2019
at 16:51
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"Very well, HK-13.  I believe I would like you to have a blaster."  Lor turned to the Ithorian and asked, "You sell blasters as well, do you not?"

"Yesss," the Ithorian answered slowly, seeming to get nervous again with the thought of the droid having a weapon.

"Good.  HK-13, you may choose any weapon for which I can get a license," Lor told the droid.
HK-13
 player, 2 posts
Sat 30 Mar 2019
at 18:35
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HK-13 looked at the options and felt a mix of excitement and revulsion at the selection of deadly weapons.  He eventually settled on a Concussion Rifle as it made him the least uncomfortable.
GM Hammer
 GM, 4 posts
Mon 1 Apr 2019
at 20:42
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"An interesting choice," Lor commented.  "I think we're going to get along just fine."  Lor purchased the weapon, then escorted HK-13 out of the droid shop and started walking up the street.

OOC: Is there anything HK-13 would like to say while they walk?
HK-13
 player, 3 posts
Mon 24 Jun 2019
at 17:20
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OOC Nope.
GM Hammer
 GM, 5 posts
Mon 24 Jun 2019
at 18:23
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After walking along in silence for a short while, Lor spoke up.  "HK-13, if I asked you to, would your processors and algorithms allow you to withhold information from another member of our travel group?"  Lor looked sidelong at the droid as he continued walking alongside him.
HK-13
 player, 4 posts
Wed 14 Aug 2019
at 18:57
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HK-13 ran a diagnostics on his systems.

"Yes, I am programmed for both combat and infiltration," he replied.
GM Hammer
 GM, 6 posts
Fri 16 Aug 2019
at 20:28
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"Excellent!" Lor exclaimed.  "The other member of our party is my granddaughter, Elna Echols.  Her mother--my daughter--thinks I am too old to be gallivanting around the galaxy, so she has sent my granddaughter to keep an eye on me under the guise of Elna wanting to see the galaxy.  Elna thinks I am purchasing you to protect myself, and though that is true to a certain extent, I am really purchasing you to protect her."  Lor stopped, put a hand on HK-13's arm, and looked straight into the droid's faceplate at this point.  "If there is ever a choice between saving me and saving my granddaughter, you are to save her.  Do you understand?"  Lor raised his eyebrows inquisitively.
HK-13
 player, 5 posts
Fri 25 Oct 2019
at 06:11
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"As my master I am required to follow your instructions."
GM Hammer
 GM, 7 posts
Fri 25 Oct 2019
at 22:55
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"I'm glad we're in agreement," Lor said cheerfully.  He grabbed the edge of his cape and swished it back towards the direction he had been walking as he started moving again.  He said over his shoulder, "That master business and being required to follow my instructions is going to wear thin quickly though.  That is something we'll have to work out later.  For now, let's go meet my granddaughter."

Lor took only a few more steps before stepping to a docking bay door, entering a code on the corresponding locking mechanism and then entering the docking bay proper.  Inside sat a small orb-shaped ship, spherical except on the bottom, where it had a flat landing pad.  "This is our ship's landing sphere, the Oculus," Lor explained.  "Elna is up on the main ship, a SkyBlind reconnaissance starship we call the Wayworn."  Lor paused only for a moment before asking "Would you like to fly the Oculus up to the Wayworn, or shall I?"
HK-13
 player, 6 posts
Fri 8 Nov 2019
at 05:30
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"I am not programmed in piloting."
GM Hammer
 GM, 8 posts
Fri 8 Nov 2019
at 18:53
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Lor chuckled.  "It's just a simple flight to orbit, but if you are uncomfortable doing it, I am a capable pilot."  It didn't take long to get off the ground.  The old gentleman did not speak much more on the way up, except when they got within view of their destination.  "There she is." Lor pointed out the viewscreen.  "The Wayworn.  She's not much to look at," Lor admitted--it was after all just a sphere with a glaringly empty hole, undoubtedly where the Oculus docked .  "But it works for our purposes.  It uses both sensor jammers and visually cloaking optical shields to conceal itself so we can stay concealed while gathering information over a planet, to avoid hostile reactions from unknown lifeforms or primitive cultures," Lor explained.  As they approached the larger ship, Lor reoriented the Oculus so that it was facing away from the Wayworn and then docked backwards.

As the pair exited the landing sphere, a young Human girl was waiting for them in the hallway, leaning casually against a bulkhead.  She had long dark hair and typical scouting attire, except for the tank top she wore, her scout jacket or cloak probably shed because she was inside .  "Well, it looks like it'll make a decent bodyguard," the girl said critically.

Lor gave a small sigh and then made introductions.  "HK-13 this is my granddaughter, Elna Echols.  Elna, this is HK-13."

"Hmph," was all she could manage before she noticed HK's weapon.  "Grandpa, a concussion rifle, really?"

"It wasn't my choice it was his," Lor said placatingly.  When Elna gave him a skeptical look, Lor added, "You can ask him yourself."

Elna turned to HK-13.  "Did you really pick that on your own?" she asked.  "Or did my grandfather influence your decision because of his silly beliefs?"
HK-13
 player, 7 posts
Sat 9 Nov 2019
at 02:33
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"It was my choice," HK-13 confirmed.
GM Hammer
 GM, 9 posts
Mon 11 Nov 2019
at 14:51
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"I see," Elna conceded.  "And before you made your choice, did my grandfather tell you that most of the time we will be going to planets where the possibility of the natives being hostile is high?"

"Not our first destination," Lor chimed in.

"You are correct, grandpa, Dantooine does not have hostile natives.  They just have aggressive wildlife that will gore you or shred you as soon as look at you."  Elna turned back to HK-13.  "Did he mention any of that before you made your choice?"

This message had punctuation tweaked by the GM at 20:21, Fri 13 Dec 2019.

HK-13
 player, 8 posts
Tue 10 Dec 2019
at 20:19
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"He did not.  The odds it would have affected my decision are low, however."
GM Hammer
 GM, 10 posts
Fri 13 Dec 2019
at 20:49
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Elna sighed.  "Leave it to you, grandpa, to find the only assassin droid who wants to use non-lethal force."  With one arm across her stomach, she lifted her other hand up in resignation.  "So what next?"

"Well, first we should probably see what our new friend knows about current relations," Lor answered.  He turned towards HK-13 and asked  "What do you know about the current state of the Jedi?"

This message was last edited by the GM at 23:03, Fri 03 Apr.

HK-13
 player, 9 posts
Sun 15 Dec 2019
at 20:04
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OOC Knowledge (Galactic Lore) 18+0=18
GM Hammer
 GM, 11 posts
Tue 17 Dec 2019
at 21:45
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HK-13's memory drives whir.  The last entry he had was that the Jedi were all hunted down and killed during the early days of the Empire.
HK-13
 player, 10 posts
Fri 3 Apr 2020
at 06:28
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"There are none," HK-13 replied.
GM Hammer
 GM, 12 posts
Fri 3 Apr 2020
at 23:27
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"You're not far off," Elna replied.

Lor gave her a sidelong glance, but then continued.  "Your data is only slightly inaccurate.  There is one Jedi left.  One survivor.  Luke Skywalker, the son of a great hero from the Clone Wars."

"And the biggest monster since the Clone Wars," Elna chimed in.  "Darth Vader.  I bet that's in your data files," she said directly to HK-13.

"And now that Darth Vader and the Empire are defeated and destroyed," Lor pressed on trying to dismiss Elna's comment, "Luke is trying to rebuild the Jedi Order.  But to do that, he needs more information.  He's never trained a Jedi before and he doesn't know much about them except for his own experience because the Empire destroyed almost all data about the Jedi."  Lor paused only briefly, seeing if Elna would interrupt again before proceeding.  "That's where we come in.  We're going to help him find as much information about the Jedi as we can.  Luke and I have both heard rumors of a Jedi Enclave that was built on Dantooine millenia ago.  Our plan is to investigate the ruins and recover any Jedi artifacts we can."

It was now that Elna chose to interrupt.  "Of course, we don't know exactly where the ruins are, so we're just going to set down where ever there's room for the Oculus and roam around the Dantooine plains until we find it," she said as sarcastically as she could.

Lor turned from glaring at her back to HK-13.  "Any questions?" he asked cheerfully, trying to dispel his granddaughter's gloomy tone.
HK-13
 player, 11 posts
Sat 4 Apr 2020
at 05:42
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"Negative."
GM Hammer
 GM, 13 posts
Mon 6 Apr 2020
at 21:05
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"Excellent.  Then let's get going," Lor concluded and he headed off to the cockpit.  Elna just sighed and then followed along.    After all of you were in the cockpit, with Lor in the pilot's seat, he asked "HK-13, would you please plot us a course to Dantooine?"

OOC: Use Computer roll.
HK-13
 player, 12 posts
Wed 22 Apr 2020
at 02:21
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OOC 5+13=18
GM Hammer
 GM, 14 posts
Wed 22 Apr 2020
at 23:58
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"Thank you, that was excellent navigation." Lor said, pulling the hyperdrive lever.  As the stars streaked away into a swirling cloud, Lor announced, "Now I think I will go take a rest.  Feel free to power down HK-13.  The Wayworn is not a fast ship and it looks like it will take a little less than two days to get there."

OOC: Feel free to do whatever you want for the next several hours while Lor rests.  If you don't want to do anything, just have HK-13 power down.
HK-13
 player, 13 posts
Thu 23 Apr 2020
at 02:08
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HK-13 decided to power down.
GM Hammer
 GM, 15 posts
Thu 23 Apr 2020
at 18:52
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When HK-13 powered up approximately 10 hours later he wandered around the ship until he found Lor and his granddaughter Elna poring over maps on Lor's datapad.