With the roar of Gunja’s engine, their adventure started once again for the party. This time, they were after an engine, and a droid. On the way, Gunja asked a bum where the Tapuul’s headquarters were, before zooming off in the direction that was pointed to him.
The bus landed in an alley, and the party jumped off of the bus and sprung into action.
They saw a bonfire going on about 4 blocks ahead, along with some shouts of joy. The party was prepared for violence, but then they decided to try to negotiate and talk instead.
Polis was all for killing, but after Zendral reminded Polis that it might lead to learning more about Emeriss, Polis decided to comply with a non violent approach. Simon also decided to stay behind, while the rest of the party continued ahead.
While the party pressed forward, Simon and Polis watched a tired looking woman walk outside and light a pipe, meanwhile an angry man shouts at her to come back. This triggered Simon’s protective functions, and so Simon moved towards the apartment despite Polis’ protests to leave it alone, as Polis feared he would blow the apartment up.
Simon ended finding that the woman had a child, but her husband was abusive. But the man refused to cooperate, so Simon grabbed the man by the shirt, lifted him off of the ground, and almost dropped him out the window, when the man finally burst into tears and said he would stop hurting his wife. Simon brought the man back inside, and when he did, he found Polis followed him inside, to which Polis pulled out his SoroSuub, and shot the man in Stun mode, making him fall unconscious, before Polis told Simon to wait outside.
Meanwhile, the rest of the party arrived at the party that the Faded Tapuul threw by a bonfire, and had invited all the hoodrats in the neighborhood as well to the party. The party saw all kinds of very touchy dances going on, but they also noticed a shut down droid that looks just like Simon just outside the apartment complex that the Tapuul were guarding.
Most of the party decided to go inside and talk to Vohs, while Hartel remained outside to party.
Hartel decided to wait for an opportunity to come on by and present itself while Hartel had some beer. The Tapuul got more and more hammered, using up their hardest stuff so early in the party, leaving the droid unguarded. So Hartel looked for a way to get the droid out, and found a roller droid from the trunk of the Cargo Van. Then Hartel activated it, and got the shut off droid on the roller droid, and then the both of them set off, the roller droid wheeling slowly, as the party got extremely carnal.
Meanwhile, the rest of the party met up with Vohs, still bandaged up partially from a missile blast, and a muscular Ithorian named Drawuw. Also in the same room was the engine to the Nsiss Clawcraft that was taken from the Tusken Raider’s compound, and a Tusken Raider prisoner. Drawuw insisted that Vohs spoke too much, and that Drawuw was going to continue to negotiate. Drawuw told the party that they got the glory of killing Ssurg, and so the Tapuul needed their half of the spoils, being the engine, and the droid.
Zendral gave Drawuw an argument that Emeriss, the corporation that owned the starship engine wasn’t one to let someone keep everything for themselves. As Zendral gave that argument, he felt a supernatural clarity overcome him in his argument. At least, it was enough to convince Drawuw to give the party the engine.
Drawuw insisted on keeping the droid, but after some negotiations, Drawuw agreed to give the droid to the party for 50000 credits, and Drawuw also gave the party their prisoner as well as a bonus. Drawuw just wanted the prisoner to be somewhere else, and he didn’t care where.
The party retrieved the engine and prisoner, and out they went. The party got a message from Hartel stating that he got the droid, so the party left in a hurry.
The party began to load up their goods, and also got to know the prisoner, who was a Bith named Senlet, and that he got captured by the Faded Tapuul. Hartel insisted that he be a Janitor, while Polis mentioned that he could be security. Senlet leaned on security, much to Hartel’s objections.
On the bus ride back, Gunja gave chase to an Ice Cream truck. Gunja told Issilum to fire at the truck’s engines, to which Issilum objected against. Polis then threatened Gunja with shooting him and letting Issilum drive the bus back. So Gunja changed course and made it so the truck would overheat its engines to allow for Gunja to run out and give everyone an ice cream sandwich from the truck, while the truck driver called the police and cursed Gunja out.
Well the party returned to base, and delivered everything. Verin logged in Senlet as a new crew member, and Polis ordered for an obstacle course to be made for Senlet for him to bypass, while Zendral made startling discoveries with the engine.
A data card was found attached to the engine too. It was another message from Ssurg, and talked specifically of the price of the engine, being 50000 credits, and that there are four other big parts lying around. If all are brought back in one package, the price would be 500,000 Credits. Where they are, Ssurg does not know, but they are likely in the hands of the gangs of Coruscant somewhere. The buyer is a Chiss named Sics’enuluo’hassiss, or Enul to non-Chiss. The date on the message was also a couple of days ago too.
The next question is, what will the party do next? Will they find those Nsiss Clawcraft parts? Or will they follow their lead on “Orm”? Or something else?