Star Wars: Edge of the Empire

Episode I: My new toy has a reptile problem

Santos' Journal

I really don’t see why everyone’s all up at arms with me. I mean, nobody died! Ok, a few people died.

Ok, so it probably wasn’t the best idea to avoid Teemo the Hutt, but Zetnu’ri and I didn’t really want to be talked down to by yet another Hutt. I was hoping to see more of Mos Shuuta, but what I saw while we were being chased into that cantina was enough to convince me that I have no intention of ever going back.

A pair of humans were also avoiding Teemo for whatever reason, so the four of us fanned out and found hiding spots. One of the humans managed to hid in the closet and make the door disappear. Nice trick, but how was she expecting to get out from there? So, I ducked into one of the poorly lit booths, and of course did flawless job of blending in, aside from my eyes. And yeah, that bothers me! We’re in a room full of Zabraks, Toydarians and Devorians, but somehow I’m the sketchy one. That just isn’t right.

I don’t think we really intended to kill all those Gamorreans that attacked me, but that one human, Callia, was cutting through them like she needed to feel their blood on her skin. At any rate, the end result was that we needed to leave the planet fast.

We managed to learn of a YT-1300 that was waiting for a replacement thingy, and arranged to be the ones to bring the thingy to the ship. Ingrid decided to come out of the closet and join us, and since she missed all the fun with the Gamorreans, she volunteered to carry the replacement part. Maybe she was told to, that part’s a bit fuzzy now. On our way to the hangar two groups of stormtroopers try to start something with us. Zet drops a stun grenade in the middle of one group, because that’s what Zet does. With that group taking a nap we easily get past the other one, and make it on to the ship.

Callia impersonated a mechanic (I’ve never met a mechanic that could kill with such vigor) and started installing the part in the ship while then-owner, a Trandoshan named Trex watched suspiciously.

Clearly Callia didn’t convince Trex, as he demanded to know who we were. So, I told him we were going to steal his ship. I expected Trex to be less than thrilled at that prospect, but Zet’s anger was a surprise. Maybe I misinterpreted the plan.

It all worked out in the end. We got the ship, and after a short dance with a few Tie fighters, set course for adventure. Trex, unfortunately, didn’t survive. He also lost an arm, which I think Callia is using as a body pillow.

So really, only a handful of Gamorreans and a Trandoshan died. Oh, and that young girl in the bacta tank. But I had nothing to do with that.

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