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The Big Bantha

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Re: The Big Bantha

Postby ShadoWarrior » Thu Mar 09, 2017 7:36 pm

"Thank you, Private Asto. How often do fighters make patrols or practice runs? And how long before you and your companions are scheduled to report in?" continues Rico.
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Re: The Big Bantha

Postby swrider » Thu Mar 09, 2017 7:53 pm

"We are notified of the test the day they are scheduled. I have been assigned to three since I have been stationed here. I do not know our exact orders or schedule. You would have had to ask Sarge." The soldier says, as he looks towards one of the Imperial bodies lying on the ground.
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Re: The Big Bantha

Postby ShadoWarrior » Fri Mar 10, 2017 8:05 am

"That is my fault. I should have given orders for everyone to switch to stun before we sneaked up on you. Does your base have speeders or other vehicles, besides the starfighters?"
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Re: The Big Bantha

Postby swrider » Fri Mar 10, 2017 8:14 am

A slightly confused and terrified look appears on Private Asto's face. "You didn't use stun on them. They are dead!" The private's breathing becomes increasingly erratic and it is difficult to make out the words between gasps for air. A small bit of sweat can be seen reflecting moonlight off the private's brow.
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Re: The Big Bantha

Postby ShadoWarrior » Fri Mar 10, 2017 8:47 am

"You're right. They're dead. Just as she," RIco indicates Tasha, who gives Asto a nasty grin, "pointed out to you ... right before you insulted her. Not the smartest thing to do to someone who's trying very hard not to kill you. Now answer my question: Does your base have speeders or other vehicles, besides the starfighters?"
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Re: The Big Bantha

Postby swrider » Fri Mar 10, 2017 8:56 am

"We each had a speeder which we used to travel here. There is occasionally a lambda shuttle."
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Re: The Big Bantha

Postby ShadoWarrior » Fri Mar 10, 2017 9:13 am

"Thank you, Asto. One last question. Where are the speeders you used?"
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Re: The Big Bantha

Postby swrider » Fri Mar 10, 2017 9:28 am

"They are next to the observation platform at the top of the crater back the way we came."
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Re: The Big Bantha

Postby ShadoWarrior » Fri Mar 10, 2017 11:30 am

After first scouting out the platform with the cam droids, Rico orders the group to head up and secure the speeders. Once they've done that, Rico transmits a quick (encrypted) report to the Bantha outlining what's happened, and to be on alert for commandeered Rebel starfighters or a Lambda shuttle. The group then resumes course towards the base.

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Rico will pilot one speeder, with Vrei riding behind him. Tasha takes a second bike, and Rob takes the third, with the two Y-wing pilots riding behind them. Rath will walk, with Asto and the two non-cam droids "in tow".
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Re: The Big Bantha

Postby swrider » Fri Mar 10, 2017 11:50 am

The group continues to push forward through the night. As the sun rises the heat of the day begins to beat down upon the group. Their objective still many miles in the distance has begun to come into view. The mountain range and canyon surrounding the base make it easy to locate but limit accessibility to the base itself. Six hours after sun rise the group makes it to a safe distance from the base. Stopping at extreme range from the entrance to the canyon the group can see two anti infantry weapons located along the canyon walls on each side of the opening.
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Re: The Big Bantha

Postby ShadoWarrior » Fri Mar 10, 2017 11:56 am

From cover, Rico sends the two cam droids to surreptitiously scout the end of the canyon and see if they can spot some means to get past the AP cannons without being seen and shot at. The team itself will scout the same using passive means, such as their electrobinoculars.
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Re: The Big Bantha

Postby swrider » Fri Mar 10, 2017 5:41 pm

As the hours pass by you see a group of soldiers gather together. They appear to be having a briefing in the center of the compound. Another individual approaches and the group snaps to attention. The newcomer beckons to behind the control center next to a large pile of crates. Two of the group move toward the pile and remove a large canopy uncovering several speeder bikes which appears to have seen better days. The two power up five of the speeders while the remaining eight individuals, minus the latecomer, join them and pile onto the speeders and move out. As they approach the entrance to the canyon the single individual monitoring his AP battery moves into the center of the canyon with his personnel weapon and motions for the lead speeder to stop. A few words are exchanged and the individual allows the group to pass. The cam droids relay this information back to the main group, who are able to pull back a ways beyond extreme distance from the base to a previously located rocky area. Hiding the speeder bikes from view, the group take their positions.
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Re: The Big Bantha

Postby ShadoWarrior » Sat Mar 11, 2017 10:17 am

Tasha is the first to initiate the Rebel's ambush, tossing a knockout grenade into the midst of the densest concentration of the enemy.

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aimed attack: 2eA+2eB+1eD 1 success, 2 advantage
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uses 2 advantages to activate Blast
13 stun (minus soak) to primary target
11 stun (minus soak) to every other person within engaged range of the primary
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Re: The Big Bantha

Postby swrider » Sat Mar 11, 2017 12:15 pm

Tasha's grenade lands right in front of one of the oncoming speeders. The gas wafts up causing the pilot and passenger to slip into unconsciousness, falling off the speeder bike.
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Re: The Big Bantha

Postby ShadoWarrior » Sat Mar 11, 2017 1:02 pm

Rob flicks the selector switch on his blaster rifle to 'auto' and sprays bolts across the Imperial speeders.

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aimed attack on autofire: 2eP+2eB+2eD 1 success, 2+1 advantage, 1 Triumph
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forgot to add a boost for Accurate 1...
correction: 1eB 1 success
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using 2 advantages to activate autofire and hit minions on second bike
using triumph to activate autofire (again) and hit minions on third bike
Damage: 9 + 2 = 11 (soak negated by Pierce 3)
(should be kills on 6 minions)
passing a boost to next ally
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Re: The Big Bantha

Postby swrider » Sat Mar 11, 2017 1:07 pm

Rob's blaster fire sprays throughout the kill zone. One by one the speeder bikes move into the line of fire as first their pilots, and then their passengers, are struck and collapse to the ground. Six more troopers and taken down and three more bikes are halted by the intense barrage of fire.
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Re: The Big Bantha

Postby ShadoWarrior » Sat Mar 11, 2017 1:54 pm

Rico adjusts his aim to the riders of the last speeder and opens fire with his rifle. The extremely powerful bolts from the customized weapon rip completely through the operator and take out the passenger behind him as well. Both corpses are blown off of the bike and land in a heap on the desert ground, riddled with smoking holes.

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aimed attack: 1eP+1eA+4eB+1eD 2 successes, 5+1 advantage
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Damage: 12 + 2 = 14 (soak negated by Pierce 4)
Using 3 advantages to inflict crit (which is overkill, since 14 damage by itself is a kill against two minions).
Other 2 advantages will pass a boost to Rath, for whatever he needs, if anything.
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Re: The Big Bantha

Postby swrider » Sat Mar 11, 2017 2:26 pm

As the last of the troopers falls the firing ceases. Within moments the scene is completely still, almost serene. The knockout gas has completely dissipated from the area and has now been replaced by settling dust knocked up by the falling bodies. Their speeder bikes idle quietly where they came to rest after losing their riders.
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Re: The Big Bantha

Postby ShadoWarrior » Sat Mar 11, 2017 7:46 pm

Rath wakes one of the two surviving Imperials, who is unbound. As the soldier deals with lingering effects of the knockout gas he sees that he's surrounded by Rebel SpecForce soldiers, all with weapons trained on him. A stunningly beautiful olive-skinned girl with very long platinum-blonde hair and hazel-green almond-shaped eyes, who cannot be much over twenty standard, if even that old, is kneeling close by, her stolen Imperial-issue E-11 blaster rifle casually cradled in her hands.

She speaks soothingly, almost hypnotically, "Have a nice nap? I've a few questions for you. Cooperate and you'll live. Don't, and you'll join your companions taking a dirt nap. That gas is nasty stuff. Just nod if you want to live." She very deliberately toggles the selector of her rifle to 'lethal' in such a way that the prisoner notices. "Shake your head if you don't."
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Re: The Big Bantha

Postby swrider » Sun Mar 12, 2017 8:15 am

The soldier listens to her voice as he comes out of his haze. As his eyes begin to clear the realization of his situation sets in and he nods slowly to her question.
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Re: The Big Bantha

Postby ShadoWarrior » Sun Mar 12, 2017 8:41 am

Tasha nods to Rath. The medic hands the now-awake, yet somewhat groggy soldier that man's own canteen. Tasha tells him, gently, "Take it. Drink. You look like you need it. I've a very few questions for you. Nothing complicated. Let's start with your name and rank. Next, is your patrol's leader, officer or sergeant, one of the dead ones? Look around." She pauses to let him get a better look at the area, and answer her questions. If the leader is one of the corpses, she asks him to point to which one.

"Do you know when your base will expect a report from your patrol, and what they'll do when they don't get it?" She again pauses for a reply. Then she continues, "One last question: is there a back entrance to your base, an emergency exit? If we have to go in the front we'll be forced to kill a lot of your friends, and we'd rather not do that. We're just looking for some information; we're not here to hurt anyone." She lies smoothly, as she's perfectly content to kill every Imperial she comes across. "We're going to get that information no matter what, and the easier and quicker it is for us to get what we've come for, the quicker we'll leave and the fewer friends of yours will get hurt."
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Re: The Big Bantha

Postby swrider » Sun Mar 12, 2017 12:39 pm

"I'm corporal Arnet Varik. The sergeant went out with the patrol we are looking for. The officers stayed behind at the base to coordinate our efforts. We are supposed to radio in once we have arrived at the proving grounds and then we will split up with each vehicle radioing in every fifteen minutes. I don't know how they will respond to not hearing from any of us. We don't have a back entrance or an emergency exit, the closest thing would be the foot path up to the sniper bunker above the base in the hills."
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Re: The Big Bantha

Postby ShadoWarrior » Sun Mar 12, 2017 5:14 pm

"Does that path to the sniper nest originate within the base, and is the sniper bunker within the firing arc of the anti-personnel guns?" Tasha asks, carefully leaving any trace of excitement over the possible bypass to the guns out of her voice.
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Re: The Big Bantha

Postby swrider » Sun Mar 12, 2017 5:45 pm

"The path leads up from within the base. It is nearly visible from the top of the hill unless you know where to look. Theoretically it could be reached from above but you would need to drop about 15 feet off a small cliff to get to the access point."
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Re: The Big Bantha

Postby ShadoWarrior » Mon Mar 13, 2017 7:05 am

"Thank you, Arnet. That is good to know. We're going to take you and your companion to the observation post at the proving ground and drop you off there, with plenty of water. It's not safe for you or us to have you come with us when we sneak into your base. As I said, we don't want anyone else to get hurt. We'll come back for you when we're done."
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