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Occam's Razor.

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Re: Occam's Razor.

Postby swrider » Mon Jun 05, 2017 11:42 am

"Corporal, tend to his wound and check the others. The officer in front yells to a companion who holsters his weapons and moves to check on the wounded. Turnings back to Tasha "I need to see your permits for these weapons, Mrs..." he trails off expecting Tasha to offer her name.
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Re: Occam's Razor.

Postby ShadoWarrior » Mon Jun 05, 2017 12:05 pm

"Your corporal's help is appreciated, Lieutenant, but I'd rather my associate be tended to by our own physician. He's that fellow standing over there," Tasha points at Rath, who has a trauma kit, with distinctive medical insignia, attached to his load-bearing harness. "As for the scum," she puts loathing into her tone, "they're all quite dead. Couldn't risk letting any of them try to vaporize us. Too bad, really, as questioning them might have told us why they were trying to kill us." She sighs. "I didn't catch your name, Sir?"
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Re: Occam's Razor.

Postby swrider » Mon Jun 05, 2017 1:08 pm

"My name is Sergeant Strigart. Your medic may accompany the corporal but he must do an evaluation of injuries for the report. Corporal, their medic will bandage him so just do a quick report then check on the others. Sounds like they are already expired." The sergeant turns to another one of his officers. "Begin collecting weapons. Cam droid, film the entire area. Now, one more time for the record starting with your name, that of your colleagues, and where you were going."
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Re: Occam's Razor.

Postby ShadoWarrior » Tue Jun 06, 2017 9:48 am

Tasha gives the sergeant their cover identities. "Ms. Demarcus was on her way to pick up her children when we were ambushed by these ... thugs."

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Rath applies a stimpack to Rob, healing him for 7.
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Re: Occam's Razor.

Postby swrider » Tue Jun 06, 2017 10:03 am

As Tasha speaks, the corporal with a handful of weapons moves into the downed enemy speeder van. As if to accentuate her use of the word 'thugs', a loud explosion rocks the area sending debris flying everywhere. The corporal is thrown backwards from the vehicle, landing next to Tasha and the sergeant. His limbs are bent at an unnatural angle and blood starts pooling in the area. A cam droid is instantly destroyed.
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Re: Occam's Razor.

Postby ShadoWarrior » Tue Jun 06, 2017 11:51 am

Rath begins to medically assess the corporal, checking his pulse by the ancient means of touching him (rather than using a medisensor, so he can disguise his use of the Force). Rico quickly, carefully, and gently pushes Ms. Demarcus down to the ground and covers her with his own body. Tasha and Rob both quick-draw their rifles and scan the area for threats (other than the police).

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Force power check: 1eF 1 Light Side
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Heals 4 points if the corporal is still alive.
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Re: Occam's Razor.

Postby swrider » Tue Jun 06, 2017 12:04 pm

The corporal stirs and moans slightly before cracking open his eyelids. In slurred language he asks "Wha.. what happened?". The sergeant, quickly assessing the situation, turns to Tasha "It is not safe here. Private Gulby will escort your people and the corporal to the hospital. Stay there until I come for you. I would appreciate your medic looking after the corporal until you reach the hospital," barely waiting for a response, the sergeant starts to call for back up, giving orders to the remaining officer to take up a sniper post and get behind cover and the droids to start an immediate search of the area.
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Re: Occam's Razor.

Postby ShadoWarrior » Tue Jun 06, 2017 1:43 pm

After the corporal regains consciousness, Rath tells him, "I think you triggered an explosive trap. You're lucky to be alive. Hold still. You may have injuries I haven't spotted yet." He pulls out a medisensor and proceeds to scan the corporal, although Rath already knows through the Force precisely the extent of the officer's injuries. He then sets to work on the worst one.

While Rath plays doctor, Rico guides Ms. Demarcus back into the rental van, and Rob goes to fetch the guns (aka valuable loot) that Rath dropped. Tasha tells the sergeant, "I think that Doc will have your brave man fixed up in just a few minutes. He's quite good. And we really need to be fetching Ms. Demarcus' kids right now. These horrible goons might have sent others to harm the children at their schools. We simply must make haste and make certain that they're safe ... along with all the other innocent, defenseless kids at those schools."

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to heal crit...
Medicine check: 2eP+2eA+1eB+1eD 3 successes, 3 advantage
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to heal wounds...
Medicine check: 2eP+2eA+1eB+2eD 2 successes, 2 advantage
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6 wounds healed (2 + Surgeon 3 + Physician 1)
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Re: Occam's Razor.

Postby swrider » Wed Jun 07, 2017 7:42 am

"I will dispatch units to the schools and have the kids brought to you at the hospital. Stay there until I come to speak with you. What are the names of the children and their schools?"
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Re: Occam's Razor.

Postby ShadoWarrior » Wed Jun 07, 2017 8:50 am

Tasha nods and provides the desired information, then gets in the van with the rest of the team.

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She really didn't want to go to a hospital, but feels that pushing the sergeant further will likely backfire. There is still so much that can go wrong. A more senior officer could take over, the sergeant (or a superior) could reiterate the request to see weapons permits or, in a worst case, contact Imperial authorities and have them take control.
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Re: Occam's Razor.

Postby swrider » Sat Jun 10, 2017 11:01 am

The ride to the hospital was uneventful. The sergeant had radioed ahead that a casualty evacuation was occurring with a description of your ... now heavily scarred speeder truck. Several police droids merge into a convoy with you clearing the way for your journey. A team of medical professionals greats you at the hospital entrance. Ushering you inside, the corporal is taken for treatment as you pass several surgery bays.

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A few moments later a medical droid arrives to get a case history. inquiring about what caused the injuries.
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Re: Occam's Razor.

Postby ShadoWarrior » Sat Jun 10, 2017 11:41 am

Rath provides a medically accurate assessment of the injuries that the corporal sustained, and the conventional (i.e., non-Force) treatment he administered. Causation is given as proximal to the detonation of an explosive device.
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Re: Occam's Razor.

Postby swrider » Sat Jun 10, 2017 11:58 am

Thank you, please have a seat in the waiting area and we will notify you of any changes. If you need any medical attention please let the attendant know. You may come with me. The droid says, indicating the officer. The droid and the officer move off down the corridor. You look in the direction the droid indicated and see a waiting area with several monitors and the local news playing. Several large signs hang on the wall drawing obvious attention to themselves.


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Re: Occam's Razor.

Postby ShadoWarrior » Sat Jun 10, 2017 12:13 pm

The team will wait patiently (no pun intended, and not really, they're just faking being calm) in the designated area for the children to be delivered. Rob tries very, very hard not to laugh at the "fully expendable" line. He mutters under his breath, "I thought the Empire didn't believe in 'truth in advertising'?"
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Re: Occam's Razor.

Postby swrider » Sat Jun 10, 2017 1:19 pm

Ms. Demarcus, who up until now has been quietly watching the situation, approaches Tasha, assumed her the leader of the party. "What exactly is going on? Who were those people and why are they after my children?" Anger and suspicion readily apparent in her voice.
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Re: Occam's Razor.

Postby ShadoWarrior » Sat Jun 10, 2017 2:17 pm

"You've a right to be angry. But please remain calm. I know what I'm asking would be almost impossible if I was in your place, but it's important that to anyone watching you that you appear to be in control of yourself, and that we work for you. Which we do, even though in truth you've never seen us before today.

"Those 'people' are hired mercenaries, employed by the company your husband used to work for. Note the past tense. He no longer works for them, and that has very much upset his former employer. Those hired guns were contracted, or more accurately, a bounty was posted, on you and your children. You are, or rather, were to be taken hostage to force your husband to return to the company. Your husband was afraid that the company would do this, so he asked us to come get you and your children, keep all of you safe, and take all of you to him. As you've seen, we're well equipped to handle ... problems. Ideally, we'd prefer to avoid involving those we're protecting in shootouts, but we're also used to changing plans on the fly and adapting to the unexpected. I apologize if we've frightened you, but we will protect you. You're safer with us than if you were in the middle of the local police headquarters. Besides which I have little doubt that some of the police have been bribed by the company. Which is why we need to leave as soon as your children are brought to you, no matter what the police may say to us."
Assuming corrupt police don't already have them.
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Re: Occam's Razor.

Postby swrider » Sat Jun 10, 2017 3:33 pm

Ms Demarcus seems to calm slightly at Tasha's words. She starts pacing the lobby her arms crossed in front of her and her head down. She continues pacing for nearly a half an hour before approaching Tasha again. She is about to speak when a police officer enters holding the hand of her youngest child. A boy of about 7 years. The child runs up hugging his mother. "Thank you so much, officer. Simon, go play with those toys over there in the corner, mommy needs to talk to the officer." The child hops down and runs to the corner to a small box of toys. "Where's my daughter?" "Another patrol vehicle was sent to pick her up, they should be arriving shortly" The cop responds before stepping out of the room. You see him remove a communicator from his pocket just as he is leaving.
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Re: Occam's Razor.

Postby ShadoWarrior » Mon Jun 12, 2017 7:27 am

Suspicions aroused, Rob will subtly, surreptitiously, follow the cop and try to eavesdrop on whatever he has to say.
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Re: Occam's Razor.

Postby swrider » Wed Jun 14, 2017 9:51 am

Rob silently exits into the hallway, listening in on the officer's conversation.

"The mother is inquiring about her daughter, what is the ETA?"

"We will bring her up once we have finished going through their vehicle. The lieutenant has taken a keen interest in this group, it is not everyday we see people flaunting heavy weapons around. If it hadn't been for the sergeant confirming their cooperation and assistance we would have already moved in."

"I thought the LT ordered that we not take any actions?"

"No you are right, he is willing to look the other way since everything is pointing to self defense and they took care of Corporal Scopum. We will still need to confiscate all the contraband they are carrying and get statements before they are released. Stay with them and let the mother know her daughter is safe and will be joining her shortly. Out"
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Re: Occam's Razor.

Postby ShadoWarrior » Wed Jun 21, 2017 1:14 pm

Rob quietly slips back to the group and gathers the other three. "The local law enforcer just had a chat with another enforcer. Either another sergeant, not the one we met at the collision site, or some other corporal. They've got the girl, but are holding up bringing her in until they finish ransacking our van and grabbing the weapons we left in it. They also intend to try to take the weapons we're carrying. I hope these fake Imp licenses pass muster."

Rath thinks to himself, They'd better pass, or we're in a lot more trouble than he can imagine. Trust in the Force. Easier said than done, when all you've got is a holocron and a weapon you barely know how to use, and neither of which you can allow anyone to see.
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Re: Occam's Razor.

Postby swrider » Wed Jun 21, 2017 1:24 pm

The officer who spoke with Mrs Demarcus enters the room and takes a seat within eyesight of the group. Nearly half an hour passes before a group of officers arrives. One of them wearing what you recognize as being lieutenant's bars speaks with the receptionist. After a brief interaction he approaches Tasha. "I've been informed that you are the leader of this group. Thank you for the assistance you rendered to my officer. I am Lieutenant Pollock. My officers need to take a quick statement form everyone in your group. He motions for the officers who each move to speak with a different member of the group. "We have searched your vehicle and collected a few items as evidence. Here is a complete inventory. The items which are not contraband may be collected at our headquarters after the investigation. As for the weapons you were carrying I need to see your permits."
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Re: Occam's Razor.

Postby ShadoWarrior » Wed Jun 21, 2017 1:39 pm

Tasha replies, "Of course, Lieutenant. Happy to oblige. Would have been a terrible shame if those villains had succeeded with whatever their nefarious plans were. I'm just glad we were able to stop them before they could hurt anyone else. And here's my weapon's license."

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The rest of the team each hand their respective officers their own licenses.
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Re: Occam's Razor.

Postby swrider » Wed Jun 21, 2017 2:33 pm

"Hum looks like your license has expired." The Lieutenant Hands Tasha a datapad with some forms brought up. "I'll let you off with a warning as it just expired but fill these out. I will expedite the renewal process for you when I get back to the station, so you won't have to wait. You should have a renewed license by the end of tomorrow." Once my officers have finished taking your statements you are free to go. Normally I'd tell you not to leave the system as we may need you to testify, but since your assailants are dead you should be good to go just make sure we have valid contact information for you. Oh the girl is down stairs with my officer and your vehicle, he will release her to you when you pick up the van."

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Re: Occam's Razor.

Postby ShadoWarrior » Thu Jun 22, 2017 6:14 am

"Thank you, Lieutenant. I'll fill this out right now." Tasha then proceeds to fill in the details she's memorized for the legend she's working under for this mission. When she done she hands the pad back to the lieutenant, "Here you go. Thanks again."
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