Act 1: Epilogue

Captain Tash sat uncomfortably in his seat, adjusting the collar to his crisp Imperial uniform. The captain had served valiantly in action for over a decade and had always found the starchiness of his uniform to be a welcome sensation, but today… it felt constricting. He felt like a guilty man being interrogated, which struck him as strange given that he was rather proud of his career and station as the captain of the Victory Class Star Destroyer 'Charger'. 

The main reason for his discomfort was the strange woman who had just stepped aboard their ship. She was striking, tall, and gave off the air of someone who would sooner slit your throat than share an awkward conversation. She wore no rank insignia, gave no name, and had the sort of clearance codes that told the captain that if she'd ordered them into a sun; the only question would be which one of Tatooine's two to point at. 

"Captain, I want to thank you for your cooperation in this matter" she began as she paced the briefing lounge. The large room usually seated the command crew of the Charger, but tonight it was just the two of them. 

"Of course, anything I can do for the Inquisitors" answered the captain nervously. While he had never met an inquisitor, he had certainly heard enough stories of them to be worried. Entire capital ships vanishing with all hands because the mysterious branch of the Emperor's independent operatives demanded it so. 

"Excellent. Well, my men have gone through your sensor logs regarding your patrol over Tatooine and I'm sure you will find it of some comfort that we will be departing shortly"

The captain said nothing, keeping his eyes fixed on the large Imperial logo affixed to the wall across from him. He felt like a cadet being dressed down. 

"There is just one final matter that I need to resolve, and its about the three pilots and their fighters. I understand Delta 7, 8, and 9 were piloted by these three on an air patrol yesterday?" she continued, sliding across a datapad for the captain to view. Tash took a moment to glance at through and nodded twice, he was fairly familiar with his crew and lik-

"Excellent, please tell your security to apprehend them at once and have them brought to my shuttle"

This time Tash felt the need to speak, he knew the three rookiees, they were young pilots fresh from the academy and he had seen how bright their faces had looked when he gave his orientation speech on their first day aboard the Charger.

"Excuse me Inquisitor but… may I ask what you intend to do with them?" 

"You can, but I would not if I were you. Have their personal affects disposed of. You will find the datapads include a new captains log we would like you to record over the one you submitted yesterday"

The captain flipped through the speech quickly, noticing most of the words were identical except for…

"That ship that tried to jump into hyperspace from the surface? According to this log you want me to say that it shot down my three pilots before being shot down in turn as a fleeing pirate?!" 

The inquisitor was already at the door, her hand against the frame waiting to open the door. She didn't answer the captain's question, but merely looked at him with a glance that suggested that one way or another; this log was going in the books. The only decision to make was whether it would be done by Tash or his soon-to-be-chosen replacement. 

Captain Tash reached out a shaky hand to the comlink tied to the desk as she left, signaling the security chief. Whatever that ship was, he began to feel like the memory of those three smiling young faces who would soon be 'erased' was a smaller price to pay than whatever hell that ship was worth… 

After action report for Omega Company

Mission Report: Contract 728-15A with Martellus G.
Reporting Officer: Leftenant Davreau "Hoss" Hossien

- Captain Saul Gordo
- 15 Recruits (See appendix A)
- 2 Seargents (See appendix A)
- See appendix B for Equipment losses

As a follow up to Captain Gordo's report, Omega company held the crash site for a total of 9 days. We set up a defensive line while waiting on the contacts from Martellus. They arrived on the 9th day and were able to restore the asset to operational condition.

Omega Company had taken several casualties after days of prolonged fighting. On the 9th day, sand people switched their tactics, circling around us. Captain Gordo had been injured in a prior conflict and was perhaps too distracted to set up a rear guard, leading to us becoming flanked and suffering heavy losses. 

As discipline broke down, Captain Gordo attempted to flee back to the ship and was shot down by sniper fire. It was at this point that I rallied what was left of Omega, securing the wounded and returning to the asset once the sand people fell back. 

It is in my opinion that Captain Gordo acted poorly in the line of fire, and should be posthumously stripped of his title. If done, his shares in the operation, and compensation for being killed in the line of duty should be reallocated to the rest of Omega.

Due to extended action and further losses in the field, Martellus' contacts have graciously agreed to increase our compensation to 12,000 credits. It is in the company's opinion that Martellus' contacts acted with distinction and valor in the line of fire, and should be kept on as a reliable contact for any future operations they offer.

A Last Stand

"I thought those people would never show" came a nameless voice over the comlink. 

"Yes Dant; you've been saying these people would never show up for the last 3 days, but here they are so now you're going to shut up right?" replied another. 

"I'll shut up when your momma mak-" began the first voice only to be cut off by the sound of a repeater lighting up. 

"Target, 350 yards north by north west!" shouted another voice; probably Bridges the heavy gunner as another burst of heavy fire went out. 

"Confirmed, light em up!" shouted another with a war cry as another repeater began to reach out, licking the dunes. 

"Odd… They're not getting any closer?" said a voice, too drowned out by more repeater fire. 

"That's right; you better keep back ragheads!" shouted Bridges again as she let another burst out. 

"This is odd… they can't possibly hit us with their rifles either; why are they so far…" began an entirely different voice, probably Hicks by the grumbling but it was hard to tell as a week of hard, desperate fighting began to crack the discipline of the Thousand Suns mercenary squad. 

"I WANT FIRE DISCIPLINE" bellowed the unmistakable voice of Lieutenant Hoss as he joined the front trench. 

"Hold fire, hold fire!" hissed another unmistakable voice belonging to Gordo. 

It was probably a good thing that the LT and captain were back. If they hadn't returned, everyone would probably be going crazy burning ammunition on somethi-

Suddenly a scream, this one from the mortar position behind them. It took all of a second to realize the Sandpeople had suddenly appeared on the mountains. Even from the forward trenches they could see the sand people had started to surround them. For the moment they looked to be busy hitting the rear lines as well as pinning down the red woman who'd just driven into their camp. 

"Echo team was watching our flank, where the hell did-" began Hoss as furious hissing began to jut in through the comlink. 

"Rally and push them back; Bridges and Gaston keep the front line clear!" came the order as the mercenaries rallied together. The woman in red had begun another desperate dash towards them as archaic (but nevertheless; deadly) slugs peppered her every move. 

Well… least this day couldn't get any worse, right?


Hey everyone! Intro questions for your characters

A few questions to get us started guys :D 


1.) What do you want? What defines success for you? Hunting down someone who wronged you, retiring on a giant pile of credits, immortality, finding the last pendant of the lost treasure of the zy'bleans? (I totally made up the last thing, everyone knows that treasure got turned to ash). 


(… or did it?)


2.) What's something you've done that you're not proud of? Could be some youthful indiscretion, a time when you hurt someone who didn't deserve it, a time you took a job you shouldn't have, etc… Doesn't have to be something that still hangs over you, it could be something you've made your peace with; but flesh out your past a little :D


3.) OOC: Outside of what's on your character sheet, what do you think you're really good at? To be specific, I'm looking for something that you think you're good at that you do not have a specific skill point/ talent for. Maybe you're good at sabaac, or nobody tells stories better than you, or you're good at knowing which restaurant is crap when you're on a new planet, etc…


4.) There's a man named Martellus; a shadowy information broker/ fixer who has set you up with jobs in the past. All of the work's been criminal, but you've always been paid on time and Martellus has always done right by you, even though you haven't heard from him in a few months. Trust is a strong word, but you're more likely to take up a job organized through Martellus than most any of your other contacts. Why do you think Martellus keeps bringing you aboard? What skills do you bring to the table that tell you Martellus sought you out as his first choice?


5.) Tell me about who's mad at you and why? There's at least one group out there that would sooner see you behind bars or 6 feet under. Tell me about them, and why your skin crawls when you hear their name?

(OOC: This antagonist can be as big as the Empire or the Rebellion, or a small as one person you left high and dry on a job. I'd like you to have at least one primary adversarial relationship that you would prefer to run from than fight. This may be because they have an overwhelming force, or maybe you just don't want to escalate things, or because deep down they mean something to you; but it should be something that would cause your character to think twice when you hear their name). 

6.) You'd do practically anything for money… Except for that one thing? What is it? (Maybe it's a lot more than 1 thing, but where does that line first get drawn for you? Maybe it's slavery, or harming children, or littering. Whatever that line in the sand happens to be, at what point would you put up your hands and say 'nope, this is wrong'?)

That's about all the questions I have for you. You don't need to reply to me with the answers, just have them in your head as I'll want to speak to each of you before we get going. 


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