Waylaid on Wayland Part 1: Taking out the Trash

The intrepid crew of the Bottom Line are on yet another slightly shady cargo run. Captain Cordona (Charlie) orders the ship out of warp-speed as they approach the planet Wayland, only for pervert pilot Spex (Stefan) to find himself in the middle of a dog fight with two unidentified fighters. Some physics-defying engine tweaks from the eternally optimistic engineer Pan Gloss  (Jules), fancy flying from Spex and some fancy shooting from gunner Niles “Woah man, the trails on that were AWESOME” Craft (Sean) soon see off the enemy. But not before medic Sal Novak (Carl) has been tossed about the ship’s interior a few times, and has discovered that the on-board missiles cost 10,000 creds a pop. Thoughtfully he stows some spares in his medical bag.

The ship lands at space dock 4352, and with some fast talking the crew are past customs and on their way through the smoggy cityscape to a rendezvous with their contact.

The meeting takes place in a large warehouse. The contact proves to be local bigwig Nagan Jatha who is very happy with the deal; he now has a significant bribe for use in local elections. Just then the party is crashed by a unit of droids, who open fire on the crew and the locals alike. The battle is brief and pretty one sided; with the aid of a mag-crane, Craft’s buzz-knucks and a liberal dose of blaster fire the droids go down.

But this is just the first wave; scores more droids land and surround the crew, forcing surrender. A cyborg strides forward from their ranks with a sneer and fine line in arch-enemy patter. “Pro-Syndi Ash! Only you would be so bold!” cries Jatha, in fury.

It turns out Ash is Jatha’s political rival. Ash has his robot minions steal the bribe and then dumps the crew in a gravitic trash compactor, tossing the not inconsiderable bulk of Jatha in on top of them.

Novak injects Jatha with adrenaline and homophobia to get him off the crew. Then Craft and Gloss locate an override switch, remove the cover and start work deactivating it. Novak, ever the chancer, guesses that random button mashing is likely to help, and in fairness he doesn’t get them all killed. Then the captain takes command, and blasts the override with his trusty sidearm Lila. Astonishingly, this does the trick, and in one bound the crew are free.

Jotha is in a rage, but calms down long enough to employ the Bottom Line’s crew to track down Ash and take him out of the political race for good. By which he means kill him. Dead. Next stop a local wretched hive of scum and villainy…

7 Responses to “Waylaid on Wayland Part 1: Taking out the Trash”

  1. Exceptional session as ever Russell. Many thanks. Really looking forward to the Moss Eisley cantina generic space bar next week.

    Folks, I failed to write anything down and so forgot all the names of the NPC and in one instance a member of the party. PLease remind me of the names and I’ll edit the session report.

  2. Thank to everyone for playing SW yesterday. The name of ‘Boss Hogg’ was Nagan Jatha (although I like Boss Hogg better).

    The Cyborg Ash’s title was Pro-Syndi. The meaning of this is fairly esoteric to the characters and so they probably did hear “Somethingorother”.

  3. Really nice session, felt very movie like! I think I like the system a lot, but will need to try some more of it…

    How are we for this week?

    • Pan Gloss. That is the engineer’s name. Actually, when you come to think about it there really couldn’t be a better or more appropriate name. Of all the possible names in the whole universe this one is perfect! Funny how things always turn out for the best, eh?

      Great session Russell; the pulp stuff works really well and the system just plays so sweetly. But then , I always thought it would do. Never a doubt in my mind.

  4. Looks like I missed out on a really good session. However I will be able to actually come this week and next. =D

  5. Are we doing it again this Friday?

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