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The Big Bantha

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Re: The Big Bantha

Postby swrider » Mon Apr 10, 2017 11:37 am

"There are several minor flaws with this design, including a faulty proton release mechanism. It is common practice to scrap fighters which are undergoing development. The useful parts are recycled into the updated designs and the rest are destroyed so they do not fall into enemy hands. Eight percent of that fighter should have been reused."
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Re: The Big Bantha

Postby ShadoWarrior » Mon Apr 10, 2017 11:44 am

"Not only were the records of the fighter being scrapped falsified, the inventory tracking records for the parts that should have been recycled were also falsified. Correlating those sets of records may help to narrow down the suspect list." Rico suggests.
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Re: The Big Bantha

Postby swrider » Mon Apr 10, 2017 11:50 am

"That is a great suggestion, I am assembling an external team to head up the investigation. Would your team be interested?"
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Re: The Big Bantha

Postby ShadoWarrior » Mon Apr 10, 2017 11:59 am

"Thank you, Sir, but none of us are trained in security or counterintelligence operations. I think that you'd be better served by personnel with proper experience in those areas. We're an infiltration and strike team, not investigators."
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Re: The Big Bantha

Postby swrider » Mon Apr 10, 2017 12:12 pm

"Fair enough." A sudden knock on the door ends the conversation and the commander moves to open the door, after signaling sector command to cut their visual feed. Dr. Demarcus enters the room, his hands cuffed in front of him, and he is motioned to a seat at the conference table. Two guards stand near the entrance with stun batons at the ready. "Doctor, you requested an audience, consider your request granted. What is it you would like to discuss?" Colonel Taske's voice comes through the comms channel. The doctor reiterates his position as the head of the Plexus droid project, going into further detail about how his droid is designed to update the Imperial network's code, and that droids could be adapted to send a copy of all messages to the Alliance. He is also familiar enough with the Imperial code to help them devise a system to decode the messages. He offers his assistance with those tasks, as well as any information he can provide on the other labs or the Empire to the Alliance.

"My achievements are not entirely unrecognized in the scientific community, which is why I was recruited by the Empire. I was taken from my position with a private corporation on Nubia and told to work for Imperial Intelligence or else my family would be tried as Alliance sympathizers. My wife and two children are still on Nubia and their lives may be in danger if my capture is known. I request they be extracted to safety."
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Re: The Big Bantha

Postby swrider » Mon Apr 10, 2017 1:12 pm

"Thank you Doctor. Please provide as much detail about your family and their location to our personnel as possible. We will take your request into consideration and get back to you shortly." Colonel Taske's voice replies. Following which the commander nods to the two guards, who escort Dr. Demarcus from the room. The visual feed flickers back on after a few moments. "Lt. Sunfell, I want a complete background run on Dr. Demarcus and his family. See if we can verify his story. Commander Martano, what are you thoughts?" The commander thinks for a moment before responding, "The ability to read Imperial intercepts would be a great advantage. It is probably worth taking the risk of sending a team in, but are we willing to trust him?" The colonel turns towards Rico, Vrei, and Captain Ka'Taramas. "I fear taking the time to properly vet the doctor may put his family in jeopardy. You had the most interaction with the doctor, what do you think of all this?" Vrei speaks up quickly, "The Captain and I did not interact with the prisoner."
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Re: The Big Bantha

Postby ShadoWarrior » Mon Apr 10, 2017 1:54 pm

Rath interjects before Rico can speak, "I spent more time with Demarcus than anyone else, and as I said earlier, I believe that he's being honest. I cannot speak to the value of what he offers. Whether it is worth the risk of attempting to insert agents into the very heart of the Empire is well above my pay grade. At the very least if you're thinking of sending us I'd have to find a temporary home for my cat. I don't think she'd be welcome on Coruscant." He leaves unvoiced his concern about running across Vader, or one of the Inquistorius.

Rob adds, "Getting in isn't the real problem, it's getting back out. Oh, and not alerting any of the countless millions of stormtroopers and other Imperial enforcers infesting Coruscant." That elicits nods from all of his companions.
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Re: The Big Bantha

Postby swrider » Mon Apr 10, 2017 5:18 pm

"Nubia is a big world; it is easy to get lost on provided one does not draw attention to one's self. An extraction could certainly be possible though I do not wish to jeopardize any assets we may currently have there." A knock on the door temporarily interrupts the meeting as a datapad is passed in to Commander Martano. "Preliminary evaluations appear to corroborate the nature of his project. Our technicians feel confident that given enough time they can decipher and make use of the captured plexus droid. They estimate that it will take several months to decipher the base program." The room goes quiet for a few moments before Colonel Taske speaks up, "Is there anything else you would like to report about your mission? If not we will meet again when more information is available. Lieutenant Solari, please review available intelligence and be prepared to suggest possible missions for your team."
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Re: The Big Bantha

Postby swrider » Thu Apr 13, 2017 11:04 am

The briefing winds to a close and Colonel Taske dismisses the group stating that they would be called when more information was available. Rico is assigned guest quarters again and a place to stay as well as granted access to the Alliance Securidex files during his stay. The rest of the day passes as does a second before Captain Ka'Taramas seeks out Rico. "Vrei and I have been assigned to transport a team to Nubia to collect the doctor's family. He has provided everything he knows to the guards and it is available for review. Colonel Taske will be looking for a team to perform the extraction, if you are interested you should let her know."
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Re: The Big Bantha

Postby ShadoWarrior » Fri Apr 14, 2017 10:28 am

Rico replies, "Thanks for the heads-up." He then heads off to find the colonel.
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Re: The Big Bantha

Postby swrider » Fri Apr 14, 2017 10:43 am

Rico searches for a few minutes before finding the Colonel's aide and learning that the Colonel was in her quarters. The aide assures Rico that the Colonel would want to speak with him and instructs Rico on how to find her quarters.

The Colonel was set up with a slightly a larger accommodation than the rest of the base with her quarters located near the operations center of the base. Rico makes his way there, finding the door label to her residence and knocking. The Colonel's voice is heard informing him that she would be there in just a minute. Rico waits patiently for nearly two minutes before the door to the Colonel's room opens. She stands before him in a robe and smiles. "How can I help you lieutenant?"
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Re: The Big Bantha

Postby ShadoWarrior » Fri Apr 14, 2017 11:04 am

"Sorry to disturb you, Colonel, but I was informed that you wished to speak with me regarding the mission to fetch Doctor Demarcus' family?"
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Re: The Big Bantha

Postby swrider » Fri Apr 14, 2017 11:36 am

"Captain Ka'taramas and Vrei have been assigned as a flight crew for that mission and they are looking for an assault team. Given your recent history together, I recommended your group for the mission. This is not an order, your group deserves some down time, but the mission can not wait if you accept it."
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Re: The Big Bantha

Postby ShadoWarrior » Fri Apr 14, 2017 11:49 am

"We've had two days to rest. That's plenty. I hear that Nubia is beautiful and I've always wanted to visit the Nubian Design Collective Museum of Engineering and Design. Besides, we owe Ka`Taramas and Shen-jon for getting us back alive."
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Re: The Big Bantha

Postby swrider » Fri Apr 14, 2017 11:55 am

"That is excellent news. Vrei when were you departing?" Vrei's head pops around the corner to a side room her face flush and her voice trembling slightly. "The Captain wanted to get on the way as soon as possible. I'll let him know. If you can be ready in two hours and radio ahead to your team to expect our arrival we will get going then."
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Re: The Big Bantha

Postby swrider » Tue Apr 18, 2017 1:17 pm

The Bantha is ready to depart at the two hour mark, with the exception of Vrei, who arrives a few moments later. She blushes as she passes Rico, making her way to the cockpit. The ship lifts off moments later, and arrives at fleet headquarters in just a few hours. Rico finds his team assembled and ready to meet him. The quartermaster stands alongside them and informs Rico that his new freighter has been prepared, but that all the modifications have not yet been completed.
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Re: The Big Bantha

Postby ShadoWarrior » Tue Apr 18, 2017 1:51 pm

Rico thanks the quartermaster for his work and says that the ship will have to do as is. They'll get the rest of the modifications made when time isn't as pressing. He orders his team to load all of their gear aboard their new transportation, as well as what was being stored on the Bantha. He then turns to the two pilots. "I presume you've no objection to flying this instead of that?" gestures to the old G9.
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Re: The Big Bantha

Postby swrider » Tue Apr 18, 2017 2:42 pm

Captain Ta'ramas gives Rico a long hard look before responding, "The Bantha is my ship, but I will help you out with this one mission so you have a little more time to find your own pilot." Vrei simply nods her head before gathering her gear.
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Re: The Big Bantha

Postby ShadoWarrior » Tue Apr 18, 2017 3:17 pm

Rico looks at Jeetoo and admonishes, "Not one word from you," recalling what the droid thought of the Bantha when he first saw it, and not needing an "I told you so" from a droid. He whispers to the droid, "Your assessment of that old ship was spot on, but it's not ... politic to say such things in the presence of the owner of the ship. Or imply it, as I just did. Come along." He heads into the much-nicer ship whose name he's yet to discover.
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