We Aim to Misbehave!

The Pirates lair

“I seem to be having some difficulty with these Imps regarding turning in this bounty! Go on without me” was the Bothans last transmission. As the Twi’Lek was walking off the Ship she chartered to Formos and ran into the Crew of the Buckets of Bolts reuniting with the crew of ‘The Bucket of Bolts’ the powered down R4 an energetic and easiely impressed Rodian commenting about this being ‘his crew’ teenager and a elegant young Rodian women worried for her missing brother.
The journey from Formos to the asteroid field is only a short 20 hour hyperspace trip, and for the most part it was completely routine and uneventful.
R4-W9 is able to assist Stek in safety dropping out of hyperspace within a short distance of an asteroid field. From there, the ships navigational computer, together with some assistance from R4-W9 easily located the position of a large, slowly drifting asteroid. The droid identifies this rock as the most likely location of Bandin Dobah’s hideout.
This asteroid was riddled with caverns left by massive space slugs. There seem to be many entrances to the asteroid’s interior with scans showing a number of large caverns have been gnawed out of the rock.
Shysa in the Computer easily discovered the following things:
-life forms can be detected in two of the caverns (one way a flock of Mynocks, the other the Pirates)
-large metallic objects giving energy readout are detected in two of the caverns, and these are likely spacecraft (one a small single person craft heavily damaged and belonging to the Rodian bounty hunter, the other was the pirates hidden base on ‘the Vagrant’ a YV-666 medium freighter)
-a smaller metallic object can be detected in orbit around the astroid and turned out to be or sentry droid. There also was another heat spot on the surface, turning out to be a Space fighter on standby.
Stek Waited for the droid be on the opposite side of the asteroid then rushed into the tunnel network to avoid the sentry dinging the B.O.B a tad on the way in but avoiding the Droid sensors.
Thankfully the tunnels made by giant space slugs but have been abandoned for many years, the smooth cavern walls however were still covered in a slick of stringy ichor and lumps of black excreta. At junctions in the tunnel network, the Buckets of Bolts flew through dangling sticky stalagmites of corrosive goo while making its way through the tunnels. In fact on curtain of goo alerted the crew to a threat of a flock of Mynocks attracted to the ships energy. Stek took evasive actions while Oskara manned the cannon, shooting at the space vermin finally vaporizing one and driving the rest off as Stek punched the engines to get clear of the other roosting pests.
Upon arriving at one of the spots where a metallic object was sensed, Shysa went EVA and found a heavily corroded single passenger space fighter, most likely from the suspended goo. After an accidental grenade detonation (non-lethal, helium grenades, the like of which are used to remove Mynocks) Shysa took what valuables he could find as well as removing a “Vital” part of the engine (later revealed to be the Rodian equivalent to a dashboard hula girl ornate).
The crew continued the search, the tunnels almost running into a small pressure curtain in one the caverns, creating a comfortable atmosphere around a YV-666 medium freighter. Large power cables ran out of the cargo bay ramp to the caverns pressure curtain generator and a pair of arc lights illuminating the area.
The team moved their ship back and parked a safe distance away with a plan forming. Oskara covered Shysa as he sliced the Pressure curtain to make it power down briefly spacing the area and open cargo area for only a few brief but violent seconds while Oskara was prepared to shoot anyone coming out able to resist their force, hoping her sister would not be put in danger by this move it worked flawlessly spacing three of the pirates outright and tossing a few metric tons of cargo across the cavern and down the tunnels. The crew closed up with Oskara and the three boarded the ship the Bounty hunter and smuggler covering Shysa as he sliced the ships computer locking the main lift on their level and getting a general idea of the floor plans. As they looked about life sensors showed life forms coming down the engineering access hatch to the rear of the ship. Taking up positions. The Smuggler remembering the Rodian Zukata’s brother might not be a prisoner here called out to him as a Rodian and large battle marked Aqualish came out first, at the mention of the Rodians sisters name he instantly followed orders diving out of the line of fire. As simultaneously an amazingly well placed stun blast dropped the Aqualish but the Slussi’s slicing caused the door to slice shut regardless of safety protocols cutting off the third beings arm before he could pass the portal. His screams mingling with the shouts of another being. The group quickly restrained the pair in the cargo hold and then playing peek a boo stunned and restrained the other pair as they shouted off a warning to who knows who over the comms. Securing the ship and checking for more valuable ‘salvage’ the captives were locked aboard the Bucket of Bolts. As the crew spent time ‘salvaging’ ‘the Vagrant’s’ AutoChief and the Medium laser cannon for ‘The Bucket of Bolts’ after discovering its hyperdrive was down having only a emergency drive.
In all the group found a few cases of glitterstim spice (after igniting one with its tamper proof device), a case of blaster magazines (only about 30 still good the rest corroded or damaged), some credits and out dated charts in the captians quarters (and a small biting furry reptile ‘pet’ that scampered off).
Godon Netakka’s sister was very verbal and physically abusive to her sibling for his apparent throwing in with the pirates after his craft was stranded and damaged here after the pirated destroyed his light speed sled. He was promised if he joined their sice a share of the smuggling spoils, he now knows the true weight of his family’s disapproval and had the meekly beg to ruturn with the group in the hyperdrive jump.
The group returned to drop off all the tag alongs with warm departures and promises of returning the favor in the future. After having their Bothan comrade rejoin them they decided the Hutts reward for Bandin Dobah was less ‘paper work’ then the Imperials after Eshka’s experience.
R4 charted a relaxing course to Sleheyron and Thakba the hutt, making sure to get information about her sister Oskara interrogating Bandin with the help of the now rather sadistic R4 who inflicted far more permanent damage on the aqualsih the Oskara. Learning the mname of the Flesh peddler who name has her sister the trail seems cold at the moment but Zukata promised to keep an ear open for him.
On Sleheyron, Sket made contact with Thakba the hutt at his palatial mansion, which lied just a short distance from the planets largest Spaceport they were received by his porcine Gamorrean guards and served a selection of fine drinks and treats by his demonic looking Devorian major-domo. After a short while they are invited to discuss matters with Thakba, a particularly bulbous and slimy green Hutt. He spoke in rumbling and gargling Huttese which is aptly translated by his personal 3PO protocol droid.
Thakba posted the bounty on Bandin as a public relations exercise as he deals in spice and wants to retain his good standing with the smuggling community around the Kessel Run. As such he does all he could to accommodate the crew and was more then happy to buy any glitterstim they recovered no questions asked at a better then fair price, but Sket told him the fair market value was more then suffecent with the promise of a favor and good will in the future.
The Hutt was over joyed and showered them with good humored superlatives (along with plenty of spittle), He gladly paid them their 5000 up front. Furthermore insisted they joined him to watch the Aqualish’s debut performance as a gladiatorial contestant in a nearby arena. Thakba allowed them to watch the show from his private skiff where a handful of other guests bed on the outcome. The first round he beat a slender blue twi’lek costing Sket 100 credits in a bet, but fell in the second round much to a now repainted and disguised R4 absolute delight to a tough looking Weequay who brutally broke him over its knee.
The group are now recovering and looking to see what these well gotten gains might get them…

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