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PostSubject: Trouble Brewing Chapter 1 - Finally Formos Forms (IC)   Tue Feb 27, 2018 4:21 am

Soon enough, despite the grumblings of the use of sublight speed, a few checks here and there on smuggled items, and a droid who loves to grab drinks for anyone and everyone, the dusty brown ball of Formos comes into view. The planet looks for all intents and purposes a giant rock sitting in the black pool of space. There aren't many defining marks on the planet, but being on the near end of the Kessel Run and linking up with many hyperspace lanes, Formos has a bit of a reputation. It also has a reputation for delving out glitterstim, a potent narcotic inducing all forms of telepathic highs.

Slowly, but surely, the ship is guided into the dingy and quite dusty spaceport within the confines of the only major settlement on Formos. The port is considered a Limited Services Port. It only has a large duracrete area for spacecraft, a small control tower, and a number of small sheds. 

Immediately, you spot four Imperial troops scouring around and looking here and there, but as soon as they arrive, they disappear, merely a formality checking on the smuggling operations with little to no interference. 

The ship clanks down, steam emitting out as it anchors to the ground, and the engines come to a whining halt. Those who take a glance out see Formos for what it truly is. A ragtag settlement on the fringes of the galaxy, mostly lawless, most likely rough, and definitely a bit on the dangerous side. 

As soon as you all step foot on the planet, you are struck by the stale and parched atmosphere of Formos. The air is obviously breathable, but quite desiccated. It doesn't take long for many of you to feel thirsty after having been only on the surface for a few seconds. All around you, a marketplace conducts business. Water, offworld food, weapons, trinkets, and the like are being sold, traded, haggled for, and bought. The sounds of those wishing to make a profit fill your ears.  

Thain, having been given a map of the small settlement in order to meet with the go between as quickly as possible, can see that the only major parts of the settlement are the cantina where he is going to meet the contact, the living habs, and a small barracks.

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PostSubject: Re: Trouble Brewing Chapter 1 - Finally Formos Forms (IC)   Tue Feb 27, 2018 9:39 pm

Nulyn dismounts from the ship, in his full getup, with his blaster strapped to his chest. Having a big gun out in the open wasn't an odd thing on the fringe... it was almost a requirement by some.

"Not the worst planet I've seen," Nulyn says taking in the dusty brown rock that is Formos.

Nulyn's red eyes scan over the immediate landing area trying to get a better look at the area and who might be watching.

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PostSubject: Re: Trouble Brewing Chapter 1 - Finally Formos Forms (IC)   Wed Feb 28, 2018 12:46 am

Braybric was next.

Unlike Nulyn, he did not have his weapons in the readied position.
His browned armor and jumpsuit underneath matched the dirt and dust of Formos.

His unusually bright eyes searched the area, tacking in as much useful information as he could.

"Just wait until you see more of it." he says cynically.
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PostSubject: Re: Trouble Brewing Chapter 1 - Finally Formos Forms (IC)   Wed Feb 28, 2018 12:58 am

Tuth walks down the ramp ducking his head to avoid hitting it on the way down he was unarmed as he walked down the ramp and let out a huffing sigh

--Thain you bring us to such wonderful places--

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PostSubject: Re: Trouble Brewing Chapter 1 - Finally Formos Forms (IC)   Thu Mar 01, 2018 3:00 am

DY-50-N stamps down the stairs after his careless charges "Sirs, Sirs! Please let me go first, there may be danger." Pushing or slipping his way through to the front as required the droid scans for trouble.


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PostSubject: Re: Trouble Brewing Chapter 1 - Finally Formos Forms (IC)   Thu Mar 01, 2018 8:30 am

The is far from what Nial expected. He knew he'd be getting dirty, sure, but this place was...rustic. His fingertips caress the holstered blaster as he takes in the sights, or lack thereof. His datapad hangs in a satchel over one shoulder.

Boots clanging on the stairs, he eyeballs his companions as they get their bearings and watches the droid push his way to the front of the small group.

"Well, here we are, I guess. It's as dry as a sandtrooper's bootheel out here. Let's grab a drink?"
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PostSubject: Re: Trouble Brewing Chapter 1 - Finally Formos Forms (IC)   Sun Mar 04, 2018 3:49 am

The wind picks up as dust blows around the landing pad. Droids scurry about making the necessary adjustments to the ship and begin to give it the once over for any sort of mechanical problems or possible parasites that may have already begun to attach themselves to the bottom of the vessel. It's business as usual and you see a rather large mass of all manner of life going about their business in the marketplace outside the spaceport. There a few buildings here and there that will be easily identifiable on the map that was given to Thain in order to make the deal smooth and seemingly effortless. 

Nulyn, having a keen eye for movement in this particular crowd, is able to make out a sign behind an aging human woman that reads "Mama Nobah - Cheapest Water on Formos." A few people come and go to her to get their parched mouths quenched from the massive jug she carries on her back. She yells like many of the other sellers, but seems to be getting many more customers than they do. 

DY-50-N is able to make out something rather peculiar and mainly due to the fact that he can make out that the Tritonite speaking isn't using the common tongue to get his message across. He does his best to preach his message, but mainly gets bumped and even tripped up at times by the rougher types, not really seeming to enjoy or even understand his message very clearly. He is a pest to them, in the way, and seemingly not made out for this type of world. 

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PostSubject: Re: Trouble Brewing Chapter 1 - Finally Formos Forms (IC)   Wed Mar 07, 2018 1:54 am

The droids gaze passes over the Tritonite, the bug-like creature didn't appear like a threat which due to DY-50-N new body-guarding protocols meant he could be one. He was duly noted, but all in all the landing pad seemed 'safe'.

DY-50-N relaxes by 10% but remains vigilant "All seems safe sirs." his hand remains close to his holstered pistol "Nial's suggestion seems wise. Sir Thain, time to meet your contact?" the droid inquires.
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PostSubject: Re: Trouble Brewing Chapter 1 - Finally Formos Forms (IC)   Wed Mar 07, 2018 5:27 pm

Thain raised an eyebrow at Tuth and opened his mouth without saying anything with a shrug for emphasis. It was as though he was saying, "You know me" and "What can ya do?" all at once. The air was dry and the sun unforgiving, but it was nothing worse than what he remembered of the home world of his species, Iridonia.

He had looked at the map some fifty or so times on the flight over. Every detail was memorized. He did it for two reasons; one, he was bored out of his mind and wanted to familiarize himself with their shit-ass mission. Two, and more importantly, it wasn't exactly smart to pull out a map and look like a tourist unless he wanted to play an angle. The group came out, some with weapons in plain sight. They were going the "show of force" route. It made sense to look like they knew what they were about.

"Yeah, but let's do this smart, eh guys? Just in case things go south, which they are so keen on doing, let's keep a couple outside the cantina. That way we don't come in showing all of our cards and have some backup for when shit gets hot." He shrugged again. "Who knows? They might underestimate us and we come out on top."

But he knew better than to be so positive.
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PostSubject: Re: Trouble Brewing Chapter 1 - Finally Formos Forms (IC)   Sat Mar 10, 2018 10:28 am

Braybric nids and smoothly thumbs the safety switch on his blaster to off.
He left it holestered as not to draw unwanted attention, but made sure it was within easy reach.

"This smells too convenient." He grumbles.

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PostSubject: Re: Trouble Brewing Chapter 1 - Finally Formos Forms (IC)   Sat Mar 10, 2018 1:08 pm

Turh inhales and then shudders

--Smells like day old bantha shit to me, I mean I guess it could be a set up but there's probably easier ways to do it then drag us to the ass end of nowhere--

He stretches out
--Naill's right lets get a drink and do the job, whose on back up duty?--

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PostSubject: Re: Trouble Brewing Chapter 1 - Finally Formos Forms (IC)   Sat Mar 10, 2018 1:28 pm

Nulyn spots the cheap water seller. He keeps her in mind if the group needs to hydrate before heading away from the settlement.

"I'll post up outside." Nuyln says as the group forms their plan for the meet.
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PostSubject: Re: Trouble Brewing Chapter 1 - Finally Formos Forms (IC)   Mon Mar 12, 2018 6:35 am

As the plan is set in motion, the commotion of the marketplace, which seems as normal as many of the other spaceports frequented in your time as members on the edge, continues on. Soon enough, the maze of alleyways appears on the path towards the cantina. 


It isn't long before something rather peculiar happens. The maze of alleyways, with hastily constructed dwellings sitting on either side of the path, has plenty of obstructions that make it rather difficult to navigate quickly. As the group passes a narrow dark alleyway off the main path, nestled between two large warehouses, you hear a commotion. There is a loud rattling noise and quite an annoying buzzing noise from within. The rattling stops almost as abruptly as it began. 

A buzzing, faint voice calls out. 

"Hello! Bzzt! Help pleazzze! I need help!"

The noise apparently comes from a large blue trash compactor next to one of the warehouses.

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PostSubject: Re: Trouble Brewing Chapter 1 - Finally Formos Forms (IC)   Thu Mar 15, 2018 7:00 am

Tuth looks around at the others and cocks his head

--Everyone else heard that right?--

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PostSubject: Re: Trouble Brewing Chapter 1 - Finally Formos Forms (IC)   Fri Mar 16, 2018 8:20 pm

Nial undoes the snap of the holster over his blaster, looking warily down the alley way at the compactor.

"Sounds like somebody's stuck! Let me see if I can get this open!"

He looks for a handle to open the compactor, or a datajack to plug his datapad into.
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PostSubject: Re: Trouble Brewing Chapter 1 - Finally Formos Forms (IC)   Sat Mar 17, 2018 3:20 pm

Nulyn sighed to himself when Nial took off towards the noise. The choice was made though and Nulyn wasn't going to let Nial go off alone.

He stands behind Nial as he looks for a way to open the compactor. He has both hands on his blaster just in case.


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PostSubject: Re: Trouble Brewing Chapter 1 - Finally Formos Forms (IC)   Sat Mar 17, 2018 3:36 pm

Tuth lets out an exagerated sigh, being helpful only caused trouble but he leaned against the wall and did his best to look intimidating to deter anyone else taking an interest

--Maybe who ever it is will pay for the rescue?--

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PostSubject: Re: Trouble Brewing Chapter 1 - Finally Formos Forms (IC)   Sat Mar 17, 2018 9:44 pm

Braybric was just as annoyed as Tuth.

"I suppose Ill trail in behind, could be a trap....."

He readies his blaster psitol and moves in a few paces behind Nulyn and Nial.
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PostSubject: Re: Trouble Brewing Chapter 1 - Finally Formos Forms (IC)   Tue Mar 20, 2018 6:36 am

As Nial peers into the trash compactor, he is able to make out the rather unfortunate and badly damaged form of a droid. The 3PO protocol droid, made by Cybot Galactica, isn't doing so hot. His head is dented, one of his eyes is smashed to bits, his body has been pulled apart, and all manner of wiring, hydraulics, and hardware are strewn about inside.

The 3PO droid looks up with his one good eye.

"Ah! Bzzt! Greetingzzz! Zzzo glad you found me. Pleazzze help! Bzzzt! They took my f-friend! Pleazze help zavvvee R4-W9! Zzzzzbzzzz! We werezzz jumped and theyzzz have taken h-him!"

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PostSubject: Re: Trouble Brewing Chapter 1 - Finally Formos Forms (IC)   Fri Mar 23, 2018 11:09 am

Nulyn relaxes when he see it's just a protocol droid. He looks at Thain and D in turn, "Do we have time to deal with this? I'm always up for some frontier justice." He then looks back at the 3PO, "Could be a fun hunt."
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PostSubject: Re: Trouble Brewing Chapter 1 - Finally Formos Forms (IC)   Sun Mar 25, 2018 4:39 pm

Thain ran up beside Nial. If one of them was getting the rest into trouble, there was never a good reason to hesitate.

He twists his mouth sideways as though thinking when he sees the droid.

"Hold it there, friend. Who took the R2 unit and what did you two do to deserve it?"
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PostSubject: Re: Trouble Brewing Chapter 1 - Finally Formos Forms (IC)   Mon Mar 26, 2018 6:49 am

The droid's one eye moves over to look at Thain as sparks fly from one of his many busted components.

"Yezz, sure, of courzze. You zeeee, bzzzt, my friend R4 was prizzzzed among the smuggling community. Our old mazzter, before she died, bzzzt, has us manumitted. Freed so to speak. Anywayzzz, R4 haz some of the most useful knowledge, bzzt, regarding the Kessel Run. It has been said that he runs the most comprehensive navigational analysis of the Kessel Run."

There is a long pause where you think the droid might have just said his last words, before he continues.

"And so, around 20 standard hours ago...I believezzz, bzzzt, we were set upon. I do think they were mostly humans...however they were wearing hoodzzz. Before my eyes went dark, I saw them fit a restraining bolt to R4. While I cantzzz be zureee, bzzzt, this could be the work of a one Bandin Dobah, a rather notorious up and coming, bzzzt, smuggler. Hezzz been quite keen on muscling out other smuggglinzz ventures."  

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PostSubject: Re: Trouble Brewing Chapter 1 - Finally Formos Forms (IC)   Mon Mar 26, 2018 6:56 am

Tuths ears prick up and he makes an impressrd chuffing noise as he moves towards the trash compactor speaking in a low rumble

--We could make a lot of credits off that data if we could get our hands on it--

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PostSubject: Re: Trouble Brewing Chapter 1 - Finally Formos Forms (IC)   Mon Mar 26, 2018 6:56 am

Braybric slows down behind the others, about 10 meters. He was wary of a trap still though the situation seemed to say otherwise.

You never knew what can of human/alien garbage you would find on a dove world like this.

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PostSubject: Re: Trouble Brewing Chapter 1 - Finally Formos Forms (IC)   Tue Mar 27, 2018 4:31 am

DY-50-N stood at the ready. His glowing emerald optics scanned about for threats while his hand hovered over his blaster. The information the R unit held sounded valuable and was probably something at least some of his companions would give the hind teeth for.

DY-50-N couldn't care less, or to say he had no thoughts on the matter. He was here to protect and serve.
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PostSubject: Re: Trouble Brewing Chapter 1 - Finally Formos Forms (IC)   Wed Mar 28, 2018 4:27 pm

"The data? Hell, why take a piece of the pie when you can have the whole thing?"

Thain fixed the 3PO unit in its good eye. "We do this for you, your lives are pretty much in our debt. That ain't cheap out here. You guys are free units now right? If your friend is as useful as you say, we might have a place for you on our team."
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PostSubject: Re: Trouble Brewing Chapter 1 - Finally Formos Forms (IC)   Wed Mar 28, 2018 4:59 pm

Seems the rest of the team made up their mind with finding the protocol droid's friend. However, the teams other obligation was scratching at the back of Nulyn's mind.

"Should we split up? We do have other obligations to attend to. I can easily track down whoever took the R4 unit. Might need some backup though."
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PostSubject: Re: Trouble Brewing Chapter 1 - Finally Formos Forms (IC)   Tue Apr 03, 2018 4:52 am

The dying unit stares over at Thain with what could have been seen as a curious expression.

"Bzzt, while I would lovzzz that. I fear that I am not long for thizzz universe. My internal systems will shut down...in approximately 2.4356789 ztandard minutezzzz..."

The light in his eyes begin to fade as many of the various systems within him begin to falter and crumble.

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PostSubject: Re: Trouble Brewing Chapter 1 - Finally Formos Forms (IC)   Tue Apr 03, 2018 2:58 pm

Nial regards the dying droid grimly.

"Well, I'm a decent technician, but even I'm not sure I can put this jigsaw puzzle back together. My forte is systems, not droid repair. I think he's had it."

Nial looks at the droid's smashed carapice. Impulsively, he grabs the droid's cracked, fading head and slips it into his bag. He might be able to pull some data out of it later. If worse came to worse, he could conk someone over the head with it.

"Ok. If we're splitting up, I think I should go with Nulyn. I want to get a look at that droid. However, I haven't been this far out on the frontier before. What do all of you think?"

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PostSubject: Re: Trouble Brewing Chapter 1 - Finally Formos Forms (IC)   Fri Apr 13, 2018 12:13 pm

DY-50-N looks between Nulyn and Nial as they discuss splitting up as what accounts for concern registers in the droids systems. It would be impossible for DY-50-N to be in two places at once to ensure his new charges didn't come to harm.

"Masters, do we think this wise. How can I protect you if you're in two different places?"


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PostSubject: Re: Trouble Brewing Chapter 1 - Finally Formos Forms (IC)   Fri Apr 13, 2018 12:38 pm

Tuth looks at Thain

--They can go hunting the droid while we hit the cantina?--

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PostSubject: Re: Trouble Brewing Chapter 1 - Finally Formos Forms (IC)   Fri Apr 13, 2018 2:55 pm

Braybric adds, "If the droid is about to kick it, we should take him aboard. Even if we cant rebuild it, could sell it for scrap or something?"

If they split up, he wasn't sure which bunch he should go with. The group looking for the R4 would almost definitely find trouble, but cantina's in places like this were.....suspect at the least.

"If we are splitting up, I think Ill be of more use looking for the droid."
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PostSubject: Re: Trouble Brewing Chapter 1 - Finally Formos Forms (IC)   Fri Apr 13, 2018 8:07 pm

"Wise? Probably not. Then again what have we ever done that was wise, D?" Nulyn says with a smile.

Nulyn's eyes then start casing the area. Those who dumped the protocol droid were definitely those who took the R4 unit.

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PostSubject: Re: Trouble Brewing Chapter 1 - Finally Formos Forms (IC)   Today at 4:41 am

There wasn't much activity in this particular side alley as most of those in port were either in the cantina or at the main avenue in front of the spaceport. The droid speaks up.

"Masterzzz, in my experienzzze, it would be prudent to check the cantina, bzzzzzt, for any and all information...at leazzzzt that izzzz my opinion..."

The droid sat for a few more minutes, awaiting any other questions.

Soon after, its lights flashed one more time before going out, nothing left within the circuitry.

It appeared there was a decision to make. Split or ride together.

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