The Mad Scientist Chronicles

Episode 16
In Which The Crew Explores Unsavory Things In Differing Ways.

Dr. Samosa blows a hole in the refresher grate big enough to dive through, and with only minor damage.

The transport will arrive in approx 15 mins.

Carn and Feigren discover that the cargo hasn’t been checked yet, and is being held in space, among a collection of cargo containers because the station doesn’t have the holding capacity.

After Dr. Samosa’s explosion, Adenn, Feigren and Carn are escorted all together to a different cell.

Dr. Samosa ends up in the sewage cistern. After a bumpy ride through the solids conveyor, she ends up in the area where solids are compacted into cargo containers. Using the power prybar, Dr. Samosa pries open a maintenance hatch and crawls into it. She closes the door after her. It’s a little warped.

Walking through the corridors, Dr. Samosa ends up on the ring area, where she encounters some troops. After gravity hijinx in the dumbwaiter/reorientator, she runs into a naval trooper. He shoots her in surprise. They scuffle. Although injured, Dr. Samosa pushes him into the jinxed dumbwaiter.

Feigren tries to hint at Carn and Adenn at a plan to hijack the Imperial transport, but neither picks up on it.

Dr. Samosa runs down the hall towards a lift and takes it down. She comes upon a droid-run work station. She also hijinxes this lift, since it, too, does gravity rotation.

The Corporal returns to the cell to escort the “survivors” to the shuttle. Feigren convinces him to wait another 15 minutes for Dr. Samosa’s remains.

Dr. Samosa convinces a droid that she’s a sewage maintenance contractor. She follows strange noises to find a wookie hiding in an electronics bay. They team up.

The Corporal returns to tell of Dr. Samosa’s escape. She will be arrested when found.

Meanwhile, Dr. Samosa determines that the cargo is safe and unscanned. She alters the records so that the containers read as already scanned, an urgent shipment to Bimmasaari of concrete. She also corrupts her personnel file.

The troopers discover and capture Kyle and the wookie. They return the pair to cells. Feigren, Adenn, and Carn are escorted to the troop shuttle. Dr. Samosa will receive a trial before being shuttled to the Kessel spice mines.

Dr. Samosa’s lawyer gets her off with a fine of 9500 credits. She gets a nice shuttle with 8 stormtroopers which will take her to Torn Station to rejoin her crew.

On the troop shuttle, Feigren unsuccessfully tries to romance a stormtrooper. Plan B involves martial arts and hacking. Carn hacks the computer to make sure we don’t drop out of hyperspace early. He also locks the crew out of the compartment, and locks the crew out of the computer. Feigren disables a stormtrooper and Adenn takes three out before dropping the fourth.

Feigren ties up the stormtroopers before she and Carn retreat to the computer room for sniper action. Adenn will bluff the crew when the door opens. But first, Feigren issues an ultimatum over the intercom: Surrender or Die.

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Episode 15
In Which Necessity Is The Mother Of A New Media Outlet - The Outer Rim Star.

The AZZ3: Night on Zeltros arrives 50k out from Kashyyyk station, and 4k out from the now derelict Imperial cargo ship that holds Progg’s cargo.

We make preparations to move the cargo. Blue pulls within 30m of the derelict freighter. We are joined by a DX9 Imperial Transport, which can have a crew of 3, plus up to 20 Stormtroopers. The DX9 is accompanied by 2 tie fighters.

Adenn and Feigren pose as reporters for The Outer Rim Star, a tabloid, we just invented. Carn is faking a website for the paper, and history of articles. Adenn and Feigren are doing recon only at this point. We will not be transferring cargo yet.

Feigren jumps across the void with the rope hitched to the cargo elevator. She hitches it to a solid piece of metal on the derelict. Adenn makes it across and inside the derelict.

Adenn recons. The cargo is still on the freighter. There is a strange piece of junk floating near ship that is not of the ship. Feigren ties the rope to Adenn, so he can retreive the strange debris. Feigren tries to find if the remaining laser cannon has power and works by heading to the cockpit of the freighter. Feigren gets space sick, but makes it into the cockpit.

Carn finishes the website, and tries to listen to the official Imperial bands to find out what they’re up to. There is nothing to hear.

Adenn misses grabbing the object. He uses his jetpack to try again. He succeeds and takes the object back to the AZZ3. Feigren finds the Starboard cannon still works. She dictates an article to Carn. Dr. Samosa walks Feigren through the cannon controls.

Feigren then locates the freight elevator, partially damaged and seeks a way to manually open the door for it. She gets it open.

Adenn finds a logo on the debris, and research shows it to be the logo of the Shell Hutts. It is the same logo as on the banner recovered from the pirate base.

Blue moves the AZZ3 to 10m from freighter. The Imperials have noticed us. Feigren suggests a setup to move a crate from the freighter to the AZZ3 for “journalistic inquiry.” The crates are too big to move well. Feigren and Adenn prepare to return to the AZZ3. Adenn makes it safely, but Feigren misses the door when she jumps. She finally gets inside, as they’re moving away from the derelict, but still is space sick.

The slicer team works on scanning the Imperial ship. It is the Kashyyyk Sigma 3. The AZZ3 rubbernecks the recovery team.

Back on board, Feigren discovers the Shell Hutt tie in. She tries to remember the social workings of the Hutts and where Progg fits in. Progg belongs to the Desilijic clan (same as Jabba). The Desilijic and Shell clans have no particular issue.

Dr. Samosa wants to get onto the station to find a way to retrieve the cargo. While trying to figure out a way on board, A Night on Zeltros is ordered by the Imperials to stand down and be boarded.

Everyone except Blue is manacled and escorted into adjoining cells. A flunkie individually interviews us. We pose as innocent reporters. After questioning, we are released, and the Urgesh is the only one detained.

While waiting for a transport shuttle, Dr. Samosa sets a bomb in the cell toilet, but remains locked inside. Feigren and Carn persuade a Corporal to let them use a computer for “fact-checking.” However, Feigren is insufficiently distracting to the corporal while Carn hacks in to the holonet. When busted, Carn plans to talk his way out of it.

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Episode 14
In Which A Ship Falls Into The Crew's Lap.

Glastro is the capital of Bimmisaari. Bigger ships land on platforms outside city walls.

Adenn in charge of finding fast ship to steal. Carn hacks into local network. He saves all login info. Dr. Samosas decides to steal the Bacta freighter. During ship system hack, we receive scrambled audio file communique. Inserted trojan into communique. Carn traces “Urgesh” w/ slicer team. The ship is the azz3 freighter, Night on Zeltros. The captain is Sash Ack, a Zebrak. Kyle changed their passwords.

Adenn and Feigren set to steal the Bacta ship. On board, we confront captain and copilot. They’ve had 2 tons of bacta stolen by a scoundrel. Dr. Samosas wants a quick resolution, so Adenn goes physical. He takes the Duros captain down. The Mon Cal copilot sabotages the ship control panel and knocks herself out. Feigren cuffs the Mon Cal.

Kyle’s party meets Urgesh under the Bacta ship. A friendly encounter before she boards the ship to assess the situation. Feigren meets with the Urgesh to improve relations. Urgesh offers the services of Night on Zeltros. Adenn and Carn search the ship. Carn takes 20 credits. There a lot of medical supplies. Adenn searches for parts. Carn searches for clues about the missing Bacta.

The Urgesh is called Blue. He has modified the azz3 to better accomodate his plant nature. It’s like a swamp. On board, a blurg is miserable in the humidity. Blue wants to go back to Urgeshuie. Apparently Urgesh power a living spaceship. Blue’s ship and fellow crew were killed by pirates. Sash, the ship’s proper owner, wandered off at Bonedan spaceport SE2. Will try to return ship to Sash, once he’s made it home.

We are sharing the ship with Blue. Port side pods reconfigured for humanoid comfort. Blue offers Feigren Kaloob liqueur to refresh her system. Humanoids react badly to it, though. While Feigren did feel refreshed afterwards, the removal of all toxins from her system was messy and unpleasant.

The plan is to travel in reverse toward Kwenn station seeking the Imperial Freighter. 1st stop is Charos. They’re not there. Next is Balmak. Not here. Next stop Kashik. The freighter stopped at Kashik. Carn is trying to determine where they went next. They never left, apparently. The freighter is damaged; vented to space. The life pods launched. An article 18 hours ago reports the attack. Imperial salvage operations usually take within 10-20 hours. So time to check the cargo is limited.

Carn and Feigren will use spacesuits to visit the freighter. Adenn will rig up a pulley to ferry back crates.

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Episode 13
In Which The Plan Goes All To Hell, But The Gang Forges On Anyway.

Dr. Samosas had Carn develop a hail call to include a trojan horse to remote control other ships. All future hails from Mandalore’s Pride will include this.

After some hilarious and complicated maneuvers in Episode 20, the Imperial freighter has Progg’s containers safely on board. Freighter came under fire from low-lifes. Progg has charged Mandalore’s Pride with making sure the freighter cargo makes it to Bimmisaari safely.

Unfortunately, the Mandalore’s Pride is slower than the freighter. In straight hops we’ll fall behind, be we can beat the freighter to Bimmisaari if we take a pirate route. We’ll try to get the freighter to hire us as guards, but failing that, try the pirate route.

Once we get to Bimmisaari, we need to move cargo from drop spot to work the exchange. We have no contact person on Bimmisaari. Carn fakes records of how long Mandalore Pride’s been at Ubrickian to convince freighter we’re reputable mercs.

We failed to convince freighter to hire us, but we can see their computers, with the trojan. Mandalore’s Pride takes the shorter route to Bimmisaari. Unfortunately, the hyper drive conks out upon arrival. We arrived ahead of the freighter by 9 hours.

Adenn will repair drive. Droid will monitor channels. Carn, Dr. Samosas, and Feigren form a landing party. Adenn not doing well, taken off repairs.

Land at public docks. Rented 2 spaces, 1 for us, 1 for swap. Adenn and Feigren go to drop address to find contacts. After knocking, we are nabbed by poncho clad figures. Basic contacts are exchanged. After ditching the tail at the market, Adenn and Feigren return to the dock.

Carn works on setting up camera loops. All transports use a centralized repair area.

The plan is to sabotage the Imperial docking facility so that the incoming freighter must dock in our public dock. After coaching, Feigren successfully sneaks into the Imperial facility, and sabotages the lights.

The freighter is overdue. It hasn’t checked in along the route or here.

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Episode 12
In Which The Gang Switches Some Boxes With Some Other Boxes.

Kwenn Station Cargo BayThis session began with the crew of the Mandalore’s Pride debating how best to carry out the task given to them by Progg the Hutt: switch thirty of Progg’s cargo containers with thirty identical Imperial cargo containers containing foodstuffs and trade goods.

Progg wants the Empire to ship his cargo to Bimmisaari for him, since switching out the cargo after it’s been scanned at its departure point and before it’s scanned at its destination point is the safest way to ensure the cargo arrives safely without being searched by customs officials.

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Outline of deal with Progg the Hutt
Dr. Samosas exchanges services and goods with Progg the Hutt

Items of the agreement between Dr. Kyle Samosas and Progg the Hutt include the following:

Kyle will offer her services for drug smuggling, as well as for other courier jobs. Easiest channel for drug smuggling will involve a nominal non-profit that will use Kyle’s tech to disguise the drugs within “aid” missions.

Kyle will sell Progg the gravity well generator from the pirate base for a very good price, as a sign of good will for the drugs misunderstanding.

Progg will provide people to help Dr. Samosas appraise, transport and sell various loot from the pirate base. Progg will receive 40% of the sales for his help. Kyle will keep the actual base for herself.

Most significantly, Dr. Samosas will offer the services of her slicer team for several specific jobs.

The first is a shell game involving Imperial cargo containers being swapped for Progg’s to go to Bimmisaari. The goal is to not have the cargo be scanned or discovered, but transported through Imperial channels. This will involve slicing into the Imperial Binary Load Lifters – no easy task.

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Episode 11
In Which The Gang Goes Off To See A Hutt.

HuttsThis session began with wrap-up at the Pirate base and the hyperspace journey to Kwenn Station.

During the trip, Dekar tries to reason with Adenn, who is overseeing his torture at the metal hands of 4-7X2-1B.

“I always keep a couple of lines out for information, and I know you’re shipping for Progg the Hutt. You guys have put yourselves in an… untenable position by accepting work from Progg. He doesn’t want the goods you’re shipping for him – he wants YOU. But if you don’t deliver the goods, you’ll have bounties on your heads so large you won’t be able to go near a civilized planet. I’m sorry you all stumbled into my net; it was bad judgment to try to take you all on. I see that now…

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Episode 10
In Which The Gang Breaks Into An Abandoned Pirate Ship.

In which the gang breaks into an abandoned pirate ship.

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Episode 9
In Which The Gang Loots A Pirate Base.

In which the gang loots a pirate base.

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Episode 8
In Which The Gang Has A Big Battle With Pirates.

Final battle w rest of pirates in hangar bay. Neil sliced into the base’s computer to take control of a turbolaser in the hangar bay. The Crew of the Mandalore’s Pride created a vacuum in the base by pumping all the atmosphere out for a few (hours?) Dekar limped back into base, severely wounded, then realized there was no atmosphere and fled. Adenn ran him down with a speeder bike, punched him out, and captured him. More exploring in the lower levels.

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