Players In Attendance – Mike, Adam
Dr. John Smith befriended Tarak, a Trandoshan demolitionist for the Empire, some time ago when Tarak needed medical attention. The two hit it off well considering their race. Through their discussions over time they discovered a common hatred for the Empire and a desire to leave the life they had come to know under Imperial rule. Without much of a plan, Dr. John and Tarak decided to leave in the middle of the night and escape this world for a better one. Since neither owned a ship, this meant they had to “borrow” transportation off this world.
Having decided on the day to leave, both met at Dr. John’s office in the middle of the night. They stealthily made their way to the space port; however, they were discovered by three storm troopers. Dr. John’s quick thinking had Tarak feign injury saying that they needed medical help. Although suspicious, the troopers obliged and requested an ambulance as well as reinforcements. The two realized this was not going to end well and they needed to escape before reinforcements arrived. The duo agreed it was necessary to take quick action. While Dr. John tried to hinder the troopers’ view, Tarak, being well armed, tried to sneak his grenade launcher into action. Unfortunately they were spotted by one of the troopers and a fight ensued. Luckily Tarak was able to get off one concussion grenade that knocked all three troopers unconscious. Not wanting to get into more trouble, the two companions agreed to spare the trooper’s lives and headed to the space port as quick as they could.
On the way Dr. John noted another group of troopers headed straight for the two and quickly lead them into an alleyway. They were able to avoid being seen and made it the rest of the way without being discovered. Having made it successfully to the space port the two picked out a ship to “borrow”, but just as they were ready to make a dash for the ship they noticed another group of four troopers to their right. Realizing this may be their last chance to escape, they decided to have Dr. John make a run for the ship to try to get it ready while Tarak would hold off the troopers. The troopers could not help but notice Dr. John running toward the ship and turned to attack. Realizing this may be the only chance to escape and getting caught may be fatal, Tarak made a decision to end this threat quickly and readied a plasma grenade.
Noticing Tarak move out into the open and that he had a grenade launcher, the troopers quickly turned their attention away from Dr. John. It was a quick battle with the troopers getting off the first shot. Tarak was injured, which affected his aim. The grenade missed the mark, but the blast impact literally chopped off the legs of each trooper at the knees. Tarak commented on what a glorious sight that was.
Dr. John was able to get the ship ready quickly. Tarak took a position at one of the main laser batteries. As they were leaving the atmosphere fate took an ugly turn and they ran headlong into an entire fleet of Imperial ships, including a Star Destroyer. Thanks to some fancy maneuvering on Dr. John’s part, and a lot of luck considering the odds, the two managed to escape. Only one laser bolt was fired at them and there was no pursuit. They were not sure why they were not pursued further, especially since they were a rogue ship without clearance to leave, but only assumed the fleet had more pressing business than one lone ship. And it appeared they had not yet heard about the scuffle at the space port. Fate was on their side this night.
The two made it safely to Nar Shaddaa where they could get lost in the crowd for a time. They stayed together for a period, but Dr. John received news from companions and wanted to join them and Tarak had a need for cash. They said their goodbyes and had one last toast. Dr. John took a ship to meet his companions and Tarak took a job with a very wealthy banker that had a need for a very discrete employee. Tarak’s work took him far beyond Nar Shaddaa. Maybe someday the two shall meet again.