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"Ya know, Moff Eitrix used to have a better decor."
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"Quiet scum, we'll arrive in a moment and you'll be respectful."
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"Of course."
[A few days ago I get a message from old Moff Eitrix of Brumii. I did some work for him a few years ago. The New Republic technically rules over the sector but this particular system is so far out they don't have any presence of significance. So he kept quiet and apparently is in hiding.]
"Down this hallway."
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"Keep moving."
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[It's not unexpected for him to take refuge. Eitrix was a wealthy Old Republic Senator turned Moff for the Empire. While he kept a balanced hand with his populace the rebellion still considered him an Imperial sympathizer.]
"This way."
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[I suppose all things considering he's making due. Eitrix's wealth and power has kept him some small amount of power in the system.]
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[Keeping himself tucked away deep in this bunker away from the populous once most of the Imperials left the system to keep from the wrath of insurrectionists.]
"This is it."
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"......"
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[This seems... odd.]
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"......."
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[They seem a little jumpy.]
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"Hmm... interesting."
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"The Red Crescent?"
"Quiet Scum."
[Interesting. The Red Crescent also known as the Dark Moon was an old guild of assassins that worked everywhere from the outer rim to the deep core.]
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[They were supposedly mostly all hunted down during the Old Republic days.]
*Beeps and clicks*
++Entry Granted++
"So... I'm just supposed to walk in?"
"Go inside."
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"You two are staying out here?"
"I said go inside."
"Fine..."
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"...... "
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"...Jerriko?"
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-Door closes-
"Ah come in Mando."
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"Come closer, I'm sorry for the misdirection. But these days one cannot be too careful"
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[This is unnexpected. But Jerriko using a Dark Moon hideaway makes more sense.]
"What are you doing here Jerriko? Where's Moff Eitrix?"
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"Oh Jarash? Sadly he fell to insurrectionists about a year ago. When New Republic forces made their half hearted attempt to drive off the few imperials here and hold the system. I've been keeping his trophy wife around for the security codes, pay for the troop details and... other things."



"One can't be too careful in these, turbulent times. Don't you agree Mando?"
"Sure..." [This is bad.]
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"Here you are sir freshly extracted."
"Ah thank you SC14, place it down and leave us."
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"What do you want me for? A bounty?"
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"Because Mando, the prey I need you to seek is very illusive. And for this hunt discretion is needed. Here's my gathered information so far. You'll receive half the bounty up front just for information on the query's location. The rest upon receipt of the merchandise... alive."
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"Hmmm... these logs are from over thirty years ago, pre-Empire."
"Yes... the prey I need you to hunt has been illusive for some time."
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"And you think they're even still alive?"
"Oh yes... their soup is one I know has survived."
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"O... kay. For the amount you're offering I'll at least look into it."
[Seems Jerriko retained Eitrix's wealth for the price he's offering. Jerriko's playing to his reputation, maybe he likes the legends told about him.]
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"I'll be in touch..."
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"Good Mando, I"ll be waiting..."
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To be continued...
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Thanks for posting this. I'm glad to see making photo novels and such hasn't died. I like your wall and floor pieces. Did you make them yourself? If so, how did you do it? Pieces like that could trim a good deal of time off what the things I make - though I haven't done much in a while.
 
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Thanks for posting this. I'm glad to see making photo novels and such hasn't died. I like your wall and floor pieces. Did you make them yourself? If so, how did you do it? Pieces like that could trim a good deal of time off what the things I make - though I haven't done much in a while.
Hey thanks! The walls and such are just Owens Corning XPS foam sheets (different thicknesses) I got from Home Depot. I grove-detailed and painted with cheap acrylic paint (prepped them with a 50/50 mix of modge-podge and primer). (Check out Black Magic Craft's YouTube channel.. he does it for D&D tabletop pieces and I just measured out larger versions)

I've always been a fan of photonovels and my poor attempt at it pales in comparison to some of the other great creators here but I wanted to toss in a small story I came up with to give me something do while i was in lockdown.
 
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*Door closes with a shhhffft sound*

Mando :"....."

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Stormtrooper: "You'll be leaving through the communications center."
Mando: "Oh? why is that?"

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Stormtrooper: "The Moff likes keeping this quiet down here scum. No one leaves from the same entrance when this deep."
Mando: "Mind telling me which way?"

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Stormtrooper: "Down the hall and to the left."
Mando: "The.. Moff, does like his privacy."
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*Chatter and conversations in the small communications center*
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[Seems Moff Eitrix's fortune is still large enough to keep some of the imperials paid and employed down here.]

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Mando: ".....I'm heading out, the ... Moff, has assigned me a bounty."
Stormtrooper: "Alright, straight on out and take a left and then to the right."
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[Jerriko doesn't care about holding the system as a personal enclave. Maybe he's got deals with others.]
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[Eventually Jerriko will move on, word is he never stays in a place too long he's too old with too many enemies left in his wake. Maybe the Imps think he will.]
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[Perhaps it isn't the late Moff's fortune keeping them around.]
[Maybe they just don't have way out of the sector without being turned over to the New Republic.]
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[The bounty, an old man called Xarix in his 60's hiding in the Halasian system. It's a bit far out there.]
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[Halasia was decimated a few years back. Imps bombarded it to quell an uprising by its populous. The civil population learned of the defeat of the Empire at the battle of Yavin and decided in an emotional outburst to try and overthrow the local imperial garrison.]
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[Unfortunately the rebels were still on the run as the Imperial Navy hunted them and went on a bloodthirsty campaign of retribution to any system trying to join the alliance or rising up against the Empire.]
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[Xarix was an imperial communications technician who served since the clone wars. Jerriko's intel showed he retired on Halasia prior to the Imperial pounding of the rebels there.]
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[Hopefully I can flag down a speeder and buy a ride. It's a long walk back to the Razorcrest.]
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[Hmm no guards.]
[This alternate entrance is hidden?]

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*Fwooosh*
[Finally.]
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[At least I don't have to deal with anyone else...]
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[Spoke too soon...]

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Miika: "Mando! Hey, overhere!"
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[What is she doing here?]
Miika: "I was hoping you'd exit this way. Did you need a ride?"
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Mando: "Hello Miika."
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Mando: "That depends, how much?"
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Mika: "Oh no credits this time. I heard you were meeting the Moff."
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[I wasn't even out of the bunker and somehow people know this?]
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Mando: "Well,.. yea..."
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Miika: "I was hoping he gave you some information on an old bounty? Perhaps a pre-imperial mission gone wrong?"

[So I must not have been the first one Jerriko's gave the bounty to search for.]

Mando: "He gave me some info on an old bounty he's looking information on."

Miika: "Ah. Wonderful! Our interests intertwine then! I'd like to tag alon-"

Mando: "No."
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Miika: "Ya know, its a long walk back to the docking port."

Mando: "Okay, I'll take the bait. What's in it for you?"

Miika: "Oh nothing hugely important I just want to tag along to find out information the bounty may know."
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[Sighs. Here it comes...]

Miika "This Xarix was in a battle on the planet Phosmai during the early years of the Clone Wars. I need some information regarding his unit may have come across."
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Mando: "Move over..."
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Miika: "Ha! I knew you were reasonable."
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Mando: "No I just don't trust your piloting skills."
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Miika: "Hey! Grrr."
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Mando: "You know I'm joking."
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Miika: "Sometimes I wonder."
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Mando: "So why not go to Phosmai yourself?"
Miika: "Hngh. I tried that already."
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Mando: "You sure this thing will make it to the spaceport?"
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Miika: "The guy I bought it from said it's fine. Just rough looking."
Mando:"Uh-huh."
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*Click-chunk*
Mando: "So what makes you think this guy will remember something from a battle 30 years ago."
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Miika: "Trust me, if what I think happened there back then is true it's something he'll never forget."

*Clicks-buzzzzzzz-whirrrrrrrrrr*

Mando: "So do I even want to know?"
Miika: "Sure it'll make the trip to the spaceport go faster."

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To be continued....

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*vrrrrrrrrrrrrrrmmmmmmmmmmm*
Miika: "I'm glad the sun is coming up, I always get nervous traveling at night on this planet."
Mando: "Why's that?"
Miika: "There's speeder bike gangs roaming the grasslands picking off lone travelers or small caravans."
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Mando: "My ship's only a few more-"
Miika: "Hey turn here! Left at this rocky formation."
Mando: "What? Why?"
Miika: "It's where I set up my camp here on-planet. I need some things."
Mando: "....."
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*vrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm*​
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Mando: "....."
Miika: "It's not much but it's been helpful to keep out of sight."
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Mando: "... droids..."
Miika: "Yes? What about them?"
Mando: "I.. don't usually work with droids..."
*Hummming subsides slowly*
Miika: "You'll have to trust me, they're harmless."
Mando: "....."
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Mando: "What's the information this old tech has?"
Miika: "It's more of an old myth and legend. About a place on Phosmai."
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Mando: "So what do you think happened to this guy on Phosmai?"
Miika: "Xarix was part of a GAR unit that was there to intercept a droid reconnaissance force. For some reason the clankers were trying to establish a base or something in the middle of one of Phosmai's deserts."
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Mando: "Phosmai's so far out in the outter rim it's not very tactically useful."
Miika: "I found out some old Count in the confederated planets was using the sep army to search for some artifact in Phosmai's red deserts."
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Mando: "Artifact?"
Miika: "Eh.. its really more just a hunch. Xarix's unit reported seeing some odd rock formations before they pulled out of the area that may have been more then they realized."
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Mando: "An Ancient civilizations ruins they didn't recognize."
Miika: "Something like that."
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Mando: "Whoah!'
Miika: *gasps* "What?!"
Mando: "Back off droid!"
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GRC-53 *zzzzt... * "Mizzterrrzzz Meeeeeeka. Welcome back."
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Miika: "Ah, no Mando its ok, he's fine. Hello Grease. Mando this is GRC-53. My maintenance droid."
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Mando: "Hmmph. Is that all?
Miika: "Well no, he also helps as personal security on occasion."
Mando: "I see..."

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GRC53: "I am programmed to keep the Mizzterrzz safe."
Mando: "Mmhmm... I'll remember that."
Miika: "Grease, Mando and I are heading off-planet for a few days. Please fuel the speeder and return it here once we leave the spaceport."
GRC53: "Yezz Mizzterrzzz."
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Mando : "....."
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Miika: "Come on I've got the map data I needed."
Mando: "Fine..."
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To be continued...
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Great Caesar's Ghost! A new photonovel! Saints by praised!

"Sonny, I haven't seen a photonovel around these parts since long before you were born!"

WOWWOWWOW!!!!

Thanks so much for posting this! I'm afraid we're in the twilight of the gods time with the art form. I remember when photonovels stampeded across these plains in great numbers. Now they're been hunted to extinction.

But this is terrific and wonderful! Probably the first Mandalorian photonovel out there!

On a technical level, this is spectacular! The dioramas are amazing. Great work on the custom figure. Great work on all the sets and the set dressing! (there is one picture that has some digital gunk from your compositing that you didn't clean up, so maybe take a look at that!)

Really digging the story, too. Lots of intrigue, lots of mystery. Can't wait to see where this is going.

But, so far, it's been a blast and a delight. So wonderful to see someone making an all-new photonovel these days.

Such a crime no one's doing them (mostly) anymore and the once tenuous, fickle and ever-shrinking audience has all but dried up and blown away.

I'd recommend posting to Yakface, as well. There is still the faintest blips of a PN community over there, but mostly it's just Chewie posting 2-3 Rykrof chapters a year, though the commenters do come out of the woodwork for that still. So you may have a little better luck than here at RS!

Don't think any of the other sites out there have a pulse, alas.

Great job!!!
 
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Thanks for the comments guys I really appreciate it!

I've been slowly working on the next few chapters. But it's been going slow and I had to cut an entire scene with Miika and Mando getting attacked by a speeder bike gang, I took over 50 pics for the scene and in the end scrapped it because the lighting and the "movement" of the story wasn't coming together for it. I may reshoot it later once i weave some story line threads into it.

Also I hadn't even thought of posting this at Yakface lol. I emailed the guys over at PhotonovelAlliance a while back but they haven't gotten back to me yet. I may go over to yakface once I get more of it shot.. but the old beasts here at RS were my original stomping grounds so i like uploading here 1st.

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Also I hadn't even thought of posting this at Yakface lol. I emailed the folks over at Photonovelalliance a while back but they haven't gotten back to me yet. I may go over to yakface once I get more of it shot.. but the old beasts here at RS were my original stomping grounds so i like uploading here 1st.

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Rezikai had to go back to work this month so the PN shots slowed down. However... i also did some shots... here's a rough lighting test of an underworld area... I was thinking Nar Shadda... or deep down inside Coruscant... this part takes place much later in the PN story... but I came across some HIPS styrene and wanted to make the street/merchant signs so i tossed in some trash some custom figs and some styrofoam to get some lighting tests done.
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Thanks Lance_Quazar! somethings up with the forum though I've tried loading about a dozen or so pics for a the next small step in the series but it tells me my image is too large each time no matter how small i make it.... is it a bug does anyone know?
 
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Brumii Planes landing field.​

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*whrrrrrrrrrr*

"Move over for inspection please*
Fshhhhhhhhhhhhhmmmmmmmmmm.......

*Kzt Kzt mmpotii*

"Over please..."​

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*Fshhhhhhhhhhhhhmmmmmmmmmm..*

"Please park your vehicle in line for inspection."​
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*wrrrrmmmmmmmzzzzzssss...sss..ss..s.s.*​

"You will see everything is in order sir."
"We'll see."​

"Please cut off your repulsors and await your turn in line."
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"Look I don't care if you are the artist that sculpted it. General Syndulla's orders, no art is to leave the planet unless authorized by the New Republic Interior Administration."​

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"He's got a whole bunch of these in his speeder Captain."
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"Do you think they suspect anything?" -
"Nah, no way. They're just going through the spaceport routines."
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"They leave the gate partially open to keep it from accidently locking up when it malfunctions. We can dash through without a scratch."
"I see... The gunner up top is dozing off he's so bored. As soon as the pair of gate crew get away from the opening I'll fast start and punch us through."
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*whrrrrrrrrmmmmmmnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnn*

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Mando- You sure we can skip the security check? We shouldn't have to you know."
Miika- "Yup the head of security knows me. Besides This way I get off this grassy rock quicker and I'm sick of it."
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"Hey STOP!"
Vrrrrmmmmm---sssssshhhhhhhkkkkkkttttt!​

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"STOP THEM!"
Sssshhkkkkttttrrrrmmmmmmmmm vrmmmmm

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Mando - "Seems some of the locals are tearing out of here."
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Miika - "Lt. Aversly! Are you OK!?"
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Miika - "Since they're closing down the space port the speeder will be stuck here. GR3ZE seems you'll be coming with us."
Mando - "Hey, he's not coming."
Miika - "Thannnk-y-you. Mizzterrrezz."

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Mando - "You're not coming!"
Miika - "No problem Grease. We better get airborne quick before they decide to shut it all down."
Mando - "Are you not hearing me?"

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*~To be continued~*

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Welcome back! So happy to see a new installment of this story! Keep 'em coming! I liked the tension in this one and how Mando's plan was almost screwed up by outsiders with their own agenda. Wish there was a little more for Mando to do. Maybe they also had to make a run for it since the guards were going to shut the whole thing down?

Still very entertaining and awesome mix of digital and practical elements! Very good dialogue, too! "Are you not hearing me?"! :D

Awesome! LOVE seeing a great new PN coming down the pike!
 
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Preview!
The next chapter starts slow (like all my stories/chapters do) but it heats up eventually. With work and real life it means less time to shoot pictures and add in lazer-shooty effects... so I kinda customed my own. *shrugs* Here's some of the exposition shots (i love exposition I can't help it...)

Also some back-lore of the planet our pair go to below. (I mixed my other favorite franchise into the Star Wars universe)... but it's all fan-fiction and i make the rules so it goes...lol.


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Backlore...

Long ago the snow and forested covered world was said to worship a slew of deities. Early on Halasians worshiped a pair of twin deities of Valor and Love but they soon fell to more warrior like deities like gods of War and Rage.

After eons of battles among themselves most Halasians found solace in the scales of balance and the judgement of a new pantheon of deities of Justice. Aside from occasional wars among smaller city states Halasia grew from its infancy of non-space fairing history.

However.... the first hyperspace travelers to come to Halasia were the Rakatan Empire. The Infinite Empire enslaved much of Halasia's near human populous for generations. Later after the fall of the Rakatan's most Halasians gave up their religious following save for a few that kept the faiths until a group of "magic users" came with great power and fury. Halasians settled into their life of self reclusion as great empires of the stars battled with names foreign to them, Sith, Jedi, Force, Republic.

For many centuries Halasians toiled away in their secluded life with such a reduced populous due to the Rakatan's brutal rule eons earlier. It persisted this way until a new faction of robotic warriors made planet fall and marched to control sections of the "Old Tundra" in Northern Halasia. The robotic warriors were deadly but not very durable to the few bandit caravans they met across the northern tundra of the planet. The chieftans of Halas city and Anu village's vargilder realized the robotic warriors didn't come to conquer but instead were searching for something. The Shamans of Diren's Hold reach out to the great spirits to feel the cause of these off-worlders and in the shaman's meditation were given a vision. They foresaw a great battle to come and warriors of snow shall come to battle the robotic legion.

Months of skirmishes with the northern tundra's borders between Halas City's troops and the robotic warriors enflamed with a battle at the valley of Greyvax the Howling wind. A dark sorcerer arrived to join the robotic legions and cut swathes into Halasia's lines. The Anu villages vargguiden kept the dark magic user at bay for a short time but they eventually fell to his blood magic blade. The sky was gray over the battle field as the robotic legions pressed towards the sacred and forbidden crypts.

It was then the soldiers of snow fell from the stars. In their white armor of snow and ice, these star warriors of "Gar" came by the thousands. Their firearms unleashed lasers of death into the robotic legion cutting into them giving Halasian warriors a much needed stay.

The dark sorcerer entered the fray cutting into the snow soldiers again pushing them back with his magics. It was then the soldiers of Gar's wizard general arrived with an ice blue blade to counter the bloody red blade of the dark sorcerer. The tide was turned and the robotic legions retreated to their star ships and the dark sorcerer was bested but fled. The good wizard returned to Halas City and gave us a warning of a great war between these robotic warriors and their Republic. The wizard met with Diren's shamans to ask the reason for the dark sorcerer's failed chance to retrieve a great power... possibly the Greyvax.

The good wizard was a general named "Fowl" he told the Elders and gave them a channel to speak to them should we request assistance for Halasia again. He asked for no compensation but for the healers to assist his soldiers wounded and fallen. Then soon left Halasia to chase the robotic army with their dark sorcerer. Leaving a regiment of troops behind to help guard the forbidden crypts of Greyvax.
 
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Dude, this is so much fun! It obviously takes an ENORMOUS amount of work! The photography is fantastic! My favorite two pics are from Chapter 1–the shot of Mando leaving the Endor Bunker-style door to the castle, with the other doors discernible in the background. My favorite pic is a shot or two later, when he’s side-scrolling out into the grasslands. That’s so cinematic!

I certainly never saw the Jerriko thing coming! I don’t trust the worker droid and his buzzy “mistress” stuff! And I like how you use so many customs.

Give us more!
 
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Sensational preview pics! The mini sabacca deck is unreal! How did you make that???
 
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heh thanks! i found a image of the sabacc deck on goggle and shrunk it down and printed it out on sticker paper and then stuck it to a very thin sheet (0.06?) of HIPS plastic, a new exacto knife with the OT on in the background.
Awesome job! Looks great!
 
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*footsteps crunch the packed snow*​
Miika - "This place is icy and desolate, the Halasians like it here?"
Mando - "They do.
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Miika - "Why did we have to leave the ship so far out again?"
Mando - "I want to keep the Crest out of sight and not scare off our quarry."
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Miika - "No one's around though almost like the city is a specter town." By the skies...the rock formations are..."
Mando - "Planetary bombardment forcing the rock's center down and its edges up, like a crystal.".
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Miika - "It's odd the Alliance never came to free this world."
Mando - "No one said they didn't. The Alliance arrived and were winning at first, before the local Moff called in reinforcements from some special imp group. A star destroyer and a few light cruisers decimated not only the main rebel cell but all its branches in less then a month. What few survivors of Halasia's resistance weren't captured fled to find the Rebellion."
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Miika - "This old run down looking place? Is where we're getting our lead?
Mando - "Yea. It was destroyed in the bombardment a few years ago but it seems the owner rebuilt it with what he could."
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Mandalorian - "What kind of questions are you wanting to ask Xarix?
Miika - "Umm.. n-nothing too damning, just where his unit was specifically when the reinforcements arrived to push back the Sepratists forces."

Mandalorian - "You know much about Halasian traditions or history?"
Miika - "A little, I know the majority of them are near human and had a devout worship to a pair of twin deities before many converted to some Polytheistic group of Judges with mystical hammers."


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Miika - "Now most worship some ancient god of war and battle and often live by the blaster."
Mandalorian "You're right. So be careful and let me do the talking when we get in there."
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Miika- "Imperial patrol?
Mandalorian - "I don't know... lets not wait around out here to find out."

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Miika- "Hmmm I wonder why they're out here on the tundra instead of in Halas City.
Mando - "Whatever the reason we stay clear."
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*snow crunched footsteps stop*
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Miika - "Hmmm no door controls."
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Miika - "I suppose you should knock then."
Mando - "......"

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Mando - "Hmmm..."
Miika "What?... Lets go already I'm freezing out here."
Mando - "....."

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Mando - *Tap tap tap*
Miika - "You think they head that?"

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Mika - "What is taking so long..."
Mando - "....."
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Fzzzzsshhhh
Mando - "Don't go rushing in too fast. Unless you want to take an opening barrage of blaster bolts "
Miika - "Feh.. I'd almost prefer it to this icy death."

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Mando - "Come on it looks fine."
Miika - "If you say so."
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Fzzzzsshhhh
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*Kzzzzzzzzzdmp* (Door closes)

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Miika - "Well at least it looks better on the inside."
Mando - "..."

Bartender *humming*
Bartender *Looks up*

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Bartender - "Oh hello travelers, may the Huntress' love bless you."
Miika - "..."
Mando - "Uh, yea..."
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Bartender - "How about a drink to warm yourselves to?"
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Miika - "Friendlier then I expected."
Mando - "..."
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Miika - "Up for a drink?"
Mando - "..."
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Bartender - "Hello friends, what kind of spirits would ya like?"

Miika - "Umm have you ever heard of a Corellian Sunset?"
Mando - "We're in need of information."
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Bartender - "Well I'm not sure what kind of drink that is young lass, but if its like a good rum I'll get that for ya. As for information, that's a bit more pricey."
Miika - "..."
Mando - "How much?"
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Bartender - "Oh not too much a few dozen credit bars, or that fancy pretty fire pistol the lady is sporting."

Miika - "No way, my blaster stays with me."
Mando - "Credits are fine."
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Miika - "We're looking for a man named Xarix! We understand he used to live here near the tundra."
Mando - ".... sighs.... we know it's been some time since he was in the Empire."
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Bartender - "More of you? We've got a few of your kind sloshing in here already looking for him (waves to the back area table). I was told he died years ago in the bombardment. But they didn't believe me."
Miika - "Really?"
Mando - "..."
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Bartender - "Yes o'course, they still think he's around. I don't need their trouble, not to mention the local swoopers come in here and make a ruckuss with the imperial boys every few days keeps it exciting around 'ere."
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(flp flp flp flp)
(duros mumbling)
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"....."
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Miika - "Ah.. that's sad to hear"
Mando - ".... uh huh. So you know of him?"
Bartender - "Oh just the whispers. Ocassionaly someone comes looking for old clones or imps to use for work and drop his name. I tell them like i told you, I think he died long ago.
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(flp flp flp)
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Bartender - "You're not going to get into any trouble in here I'll tell you that now. I dinnae need more of these imp boys causing a fright in my little bar."
Miika - "Umm.. n-no?"
Mando - "I saw you serve both locals and the imps."
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Bartender - "Aye, the few that come here keep to themselves and usually pay. I try to keep them pacified with ale else them and the bikers will fight every night.
Miika - "Think any of them would know where our guy would be or what happened to him?"
Mando - "..."
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Bartender - "Oh... doubtfull. Most recently they've got soured atittudes on how the war is going."
Miika - "I bet, since their losing."
Mando - "..."
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Bartender - "Aye and the them mixing it up with the Snow Swoopers coming in here mean I have plenty to clean every night."
(glass clinks)
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Bartender - "That middle table is open take a seat and I'll have the rum over in a minute young lady, and thank you for the contribution."
Miika - "No problem!"
Mando - "..."
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Miika - "Well she was quite hospitable."
Mando - "...lets take a seat..."
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Gonk-Gonk..
R2unit *beeps and whistles*
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Miika - "Jeesh, you'd think you were losing the war yourself."
Mando - "I'm not upset at the imps being here. It's the others hunters."
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(mumbling and shuffling)
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Miika - "Who are they?"
Mando - ".. Sit."
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Bartender - " (nods)....."
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".....(nods)"
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Vokal - "Seems more trouble is here."
(Duros mumbles)
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Miika - "So who are the other hunters?"
Mando - "The others..."
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Mando - "Concade Mindigo, clone war veteran and ex-Imperial spec forces turned hunter about 10 or more years ago. He's usually very professional and also very experienced.
Miika - "And the other?"
Mando - "I think that's Dengar Roth, a guy that worked as a high end assassin if i remember correctly."
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Vokal - "Deal me out of the next couple hands, I need to take care of something."
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Miika - "Think they'll try and stop us?"
Mando - "Probably, I'm sure Jer-.. the Moff Eitrix put the bounty out with others before my meeting with him."
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*scuffles and slides in chair*
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*footfalls on the stone floor*

Miika - "I hope she doesn't make whatever she brings me too strong. I'm hoping to-"
Mando - "....."
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Miika - "Are you listening to me?"
Mando - "... "
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Miika - "Hey! Did you fall asleep in your helmet?"
Mando - "Miika, stay still a moment... "
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Miika - "OK but why?"
Mando - "I think we may have a lead."
Miika - "Oh?... Xarix?"
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*Kzzzzzzzzzdmp* (Door closes)

Bartender - "Oh hello travelers, may the- ..."
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Zeksworn Fash - "Hello shieldsister."
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Miika - "Hmm actually you may want to look behind you some ruff looking folks just walked in"
Mando - "...."
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Bartender - "I'm not one of the Zeksworn any more Fash, that's a life I had to give up."
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Mando - "Hmmm not good."
Miika - "...?"
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*shuffles*
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Mando - "... of course... Miika get your blaster ready."
Miika "Oh? ok ..."
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*Kzzzzshhh* (Door opens)
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*Kzzzzshhh* (Door closes)

Miika - "He said something to them..."
Mando - "Of course he did... They need a distraction."
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Miika - "Distraction?"
Mando - "Be ready."
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Miika - "Oh boy..."
Mando - "..."
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Miika - " Guess no drink for me.."
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Zeksworn Fash - "Been a while since yer fire born hair a battlefield Gilda."
Bartender Gilda - "No,... I follow the Twins of Valor and Love now. My battle days are long done, I'm nearly 30yrs old lad."
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Zeksworn Gurt - "Shes a brother lover like the rest of the soft bellied snow swimmers now inna she?"
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Zeksworn Tal - "Come now Gilda. Dinna ya wish to feel da blood flow through yer veins in battle 'gain Once we drive the Empire off of Halasia for good!!?"
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Imperial Officer - "Ay, quiet. We're tryin ta drink and hold that tongue."
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Zeksworn Tal - "Yer mouth will only drink should you interrupt me again Imp. I'll be glad when your kind is gone from our world."
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Imperial Officer - "Foolish woman, had yer Halasians fought decently we wouldn't be on this frozen rock of a place. Keeping peace and order. Not that you would know, trying to fight anyone but the Rebels that want to fight back.
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Zeksworn Tal - "Are ya callin' me a coward you small man?!"
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Imperial Officer - "No, I'm calling all of you so-called war-worshipers cowards for not helping the Empire when we needed you the most. And another thing is the way you---..."
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-you the most. And another thing is the way you---...
Miika - "It's like she wanted to fight."
Mando - "I think they were told to,... "
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Miika - "Oh?"
Mando - "Right on cue..."
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Imperial Officer - "Not that you'd ever be allowed to join the imperial ranks, seeing you're so big you look like a hairless wookiee. But you'd never have the will to win against a real foe being the brother lover huntress you are."
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patrons - "......"
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Zeksworn Tal - "What did you say little man?"
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*grips*
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*grips*
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*slides*
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Imperial Officer "You heard me! I said---
Zeksworn Tal - "Fine!"
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Imperial Officer - "!"
Bpffzzzzzzt
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*laser shots*
(yells and screams scuffling about)
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Dengar Roth - "What the?"
Concade Mindigo - "Those damn fools!"
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(bzzztksshhh) "Ahhhh"
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Imperial Officer "Ack!"
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Mando - "Get down Miika!"
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Dengar Roth - "We join in?"
Concade Mindigo - "Only if we have to, and then once their numbers a thinner."
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Zeksworn Tal - "Die Imperial dog!"
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Gonk-gonk... Go-bbzzzzt!
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Booom-sshshhhhhhzzzzttt!
(zzzt fffsszztt)
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Kapow Bzzzt Psshhht -
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"Get back!" - Zeksworn Tal
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"Get down!" "Aaah!"
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"Ahhhrrr" Bfft-kssssshhhhhhhh
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Zeksworn Tal- "Gurt is gone!"
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Zeksworn Tal- bzzztt-Tink! "Ack!"
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Zeksworn Tal- "Lets go Fash!"
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Zeksworn Fash- "Agreed!"
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psshhhkt [Door opens]
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Dengar- Nice, no need to get tangled in that lot was there?
Mindigo- No, but we should head out before the Captain's troops arrive and hold us.
Dengar- Agreed. But the port will be locked down as soon as the Imps hear of this mess.
Mindigo- We'll figure something out.
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Miika- "That was crazy, how'd you know?
Mando- "Our friend that departed, he seemed to want to keep up busy so we wouldn't follow"
Miika- "Well he got what he wanted."
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Brysta- "Hows the arm?"
Adylne- "It wasn't a clean hit so it'll heal."
Brysta- "Come on we've got to get you some medical attention."
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Miika- "What's your friends name?
Kria- Vokal is his name he, he's an old guy fought in the-
Mando- Does he know Xarix?
Kria- M-maybe? He's gotten drunk and talked about an old Clone Wars buddy around here before.
Mando- C'mon.
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Mando- Who was that Voka, we know he knows Xarix.
Bartender Gilda- Look, yes. I shouldn't even tell you that much but since you saved my bar I guess I owe you. Yes Xarix is around but he's an old hermit that want's to be left alone. Vokal is an old war buddy from the Gar-war.
Miika- The Gar-?... oh the G.A.R.
Bartender Gilda- Yes the warriors of Gar came over a generation ago to defend Halasia. They were once part of that group. But when the war ended they returned to retire as peaceful old men.
Miika- You call what just happened peaceful?!
Bartender Gilda- The Zeksworn and the imperials hate each other, it wasn't Xarix's fault.
Mando- Where is he?
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Bartender Gilda- Vokal said once he lived out on the tundra long past the last of the travel markers. Look that's all I can tell you. You best get going before the imperial captain's dogs come and start holding everyone.
Mando- ...
Miika- We'll pass on those drinks.
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[sssssht]: Door closes
Miika- He could be anywhere by now!
Mando- It'll be fine, follow me.
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Miika- We aren't going back for the ship!?
Mando- No time with the imps coming, besides he can't have gone far.
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Miika- Ugh I was hoping to be done with this snow.
Mando- C'mon.
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[beep noises with the sound of crunching snow on rock]
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Vokal - It's got to be around here..
Vokal - Some-.... where.
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Vokal - Some-.... where.
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Vokal - Maybe this--
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[Ca-chuck]
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Vokal - "Xarix! I was getting worried."
Xarix - "You should be, you caused a ruckus back at the bar that'll draw attention to me!"
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Vokal - Naww, I told some Zeksworn I'd pay them to take out the hunters. Should be over by now though. I suspect they've all be blasted to bits by now.
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129)Xarix- No, no I don't think so. C'mon we have to go.
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[Snow crunching]
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Vokal- "Not to rush you but if the imps come snooping around we're not far enough away to evade their sensor sweeps.
Xarix- ...
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Vokal - "You've got a skiff?
Xarix - "Helps keep the stormtroopers from tracking me.
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[Zmmmmmmm- Skiff repulsor sounds]
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Vokal- "Whew, we've pulled through another one old friend."
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Vokal- "How far out are we going?
Xarix- "We're not going to my shack. They may know about it."
Vokal- "Oh then where?"
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Xarix- "You'll find out. Trust me."
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Miika- "You sure we can't go back for your ship.?"
Mando- "The Port will be held in lockdown after what happened at the bar. 3 imp officers were slain. Best to get out of there and find him first before we try and talk my ship out of the port.
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Miika- "You still tracking the footprints?
Mando- "Mhmmm, looks like another set from someone else met up with him."
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Snowtrooper- "Keep those hands up!"
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Scout trooper- "We've searched the surrounding area and found at least 4 or 5 different sets of tracks freshly made."
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Sergeant Atter- "They're damn fools to wander the tundra this close to sundown on this forsaken rock. Tell the other biker units to keep searching and let me know if you find anything, even miniscule. But to be back within scope range after sunset."
Scout trooper- "Yes Sergeant."
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[radio crackling]
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Snowtrooper sentry- "Sergeant the captain reports he'll be here any minute. He says to keep all the detainees ready for interrogation."
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[Sound of motorized treads crunching snow and slush]
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Imperial Captain- "Easy now gents no reason for us to toss this old thing before it's time."
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Assault Tank pilot- "We've arrived sir."
Imperial Captain- "Excellent ride as always Sgt. Zayme."
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Imperial Captain- "They made quite the scene this time."
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[moments later]



Sergeant Atter- "Captain Sir glad to see you made it."
Imperial Captain- "Of course Sergeant, I understand we lost three officers and some aliens in this scuffle?"
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Sergeant Atter- "Yes sir, the comms officers Genero and Pellisch and an officer I wasn't familiar with."
Imperial Captain- "Ah yes his name was Werottae, a fleet officer that knew Genero and Pellisch from their academy days.
Sergeant Atter- "I see.. sir. You knew all that already?"
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Imperial Captain- "ISB is useless most of the time but occasionally knowing their drinking habits garners more data then their own department.
Sergeant Atter- "Yes sir, would you like to see the detainees?"
Imperial Captain- "Indeed."
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Imperial Captain- "Hello citizens, as imperial citizens you know it's illegal to aide any criminal escaping capture.
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Imperial Captain- "A lesson I'm sure you know well Gilda."
Bartender Gilda- "Kai it wasn't us. There were Zeksworn that came in and it spun out of control."
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Imperial Captain Kai- "Oh I'm sure, we let a few run free to keep our reports somewhat worthwhile to whoever is still in command of the sector, Gilda." "I'm not interested in what caused the ruckus between Genero's friends and the few zealots worshiping Rallos Zek got them killed. I'm interested in those that were here and fled after them."
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Bartender Gilda- " ...Kai,.. they... they were off-worlders 3 or 4 of them. Hunters, looking for something."
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Captain Kai- "Oh I know, and thankfully your honesty means you haven't crossed me my friend. You do Erolisi proud, and your sisters memory honorable.
Bartender Gilda- "Please don't speak of her Kai. I don't wish to remember."
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Captain Kai- "I'll spare you that Gilda, you were always good to me. However your patrons may not be as trustworthy.
Bartender Gilda- "...!..."
Captain Kai- "Sergeant Atter take them into custody and load them on the back of my vehicle.
Sergeant Atter- "Yes sir."

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[crunches snow walking back to the assault tank]
Captain Kai- "These hunters are going to help us more then they know..."
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Miika: "Ugh, Mando. I'm tired of walking. Tired of seeing the same trees and snow and rocks over and over.

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Mando: "Mhmm you're fine to stop and rest yourself."
Miika: "Ack... and let you go on and be left here for a ice-growl to eat me or be picked up by marauders or something worse."
Mando: "Fine, we'll stop soon. We're on the edge of the "Old Tundra" just up ahead. We'll have to stop and make shelter for the rest of the day so we can start out on the tundra at first light.
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Miika: "Shelter for the day? Start out at first light?! Just signal GR3 to bring the Razor Crest out here! We can fly to wherever they went."
Mando: "I locked the start sequence for the Crest so that droid can't get into it's systems even if we asked it to. You know I don't like droids... especially THAT droid."

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Miika: "Hey I've known Grease for years he's harmless!"
Mando: "Shhh.. -wait... something's coming."

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Miika: "What do you mean something...?"
Mando: "Heat and sound signatures."
Miika: "An imp patrol this far out?"
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...zzzzmmzmmmmmshwoooo kssssss.....

Miika: "Oh... boy."
Mando: "..."
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Miika: "H-hello folks..."
Mando: "..."
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Brysta : "Heard you two were following old Vokal. After what happened at Gilda's tavern. I wanted to offer thanks to you."
Miika: "Oh! You're one of the swoopers from the bar!"
Mando: "What do you mean?"
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Brysta: "Vokal had no business setting off those Zek thugs on ya. Got my friend hurt and others killed. When we heard you were searching for him we figured showing you where he went off to would be the best way to repay the debt of dealing with them."
Mando: "Can you tell me where he went? He seems to be on a repulsor lift of some kind."
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Brysta: "Aye, he meets up with an old war buddy of his out on the Tundra. Usually they stay at his friend's old shack but in the last few months that old buddy moved to some ruins out in a valley at the far end of the tundra.
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Mando: "An old war buddy, do you know his name?"
Brysta: "Ziracks or Xirash or something like."
Miika: "Xirax?"
Brysta: "Aye thats it. We can get you close but it's a ways out."
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Brysta: "You can ride behind Selonia. Mando you can ride on old Treggart's rig."
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Mando: "Well?"
Miika: "It's better then wasting the daylight and starting at first light like you wanted to."
Mando: "...sighs.... yea."
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Selonia: "Slide on down into the seat behind me."
Miika: "Ok! I'm just not used to these things."
Treggart: "Over here Mando. I don't got enough room on my seat feel free to set up on the container compartment."
Mando: "....."
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[I've had worse situations I guess.]
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Brysta: "This is the entrance to the ruins we told you about.."
Miika: "A tomb..."
Mando "..."
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Mando: "The trail faded out kilometers back. Are you sure?"
Brysta: "Pretty positive."
Mando: "What is this place?"
Brysta: "Some old ruins from who knows when. We spotted Xarix traveling here more often. It's possible where Vokal came to."
IronWolf: "This is the tomb of the Greyvax, the Cursed Howling Wind. As the myths say."
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Mando: "Curses? What do you mean?"
IronWolf: "The cursed-wind was sealed away here, contained in the tomb of an ancient Chieftan as the myth say. But this is a far as we'll go. If you wish to proceed do so with caution off-worlder.
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Mando: "C'mon Miika."
Miika: "Lets hope there's no curse anymore."
Brysta: "Be mindful of traps or collapsed corridors!"
Ironwolf: "....."
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Brysta: "Are you sure this was the right thing to do? I know it means we get the credits we needed. But those two did help us with the Zeksworn, I kind of feel we owed them."
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Ironwolf: "They are off-worlders Brysta. They are the Empire and scum that come to Halasia to dull our blades. Only when they are gone can we turn our wrath to Zek's soldiers, we owe them nothing. Now we must go before night falls."
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Brysta: "I hope you're right.
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Miika: "Hmm seems like half the temple entrance is collapsed."
Mando: "..."
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Miika: "I can just wait out here... for you Mando... yea."
Mando: "..."
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Mando: "You may want to come along anyway. It's getting dark soon and the wildlife comes out to feed."
Miika "...errm.."
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Mando: "Hmm?"
Miika: "Oh yea.. Mando.. this getting to be more then I bargained for."
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Mando: "We were shot at... and this is too much?"
Miika: "I'm not really the kind of hunter that dives down into ancient crypts and such for just a chance of a reward ya know?"
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Mando: "I know, you prefer liberating treasure from extremely rich merchants and politicians who won't notice their pricey trinkets gone until much later."
Miika: "Peh.. feh... w-well those stories are unfounded accusations!."
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Mando: "I'm heading in."
Miika: "..."
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Miika: "That webbing could be from a giant snow spider or creature that--"
Mando: "Mmmhm."
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Mando: "That we'll deal with."
Miika: "...sighs..."
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Miika: "....eww....I hate this..."
Mando: "Yup."
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[sounds of footsteps on stone fill the still ruins]

Miika: "This isnt so bad i guess. At least we're inside before nightfall."
Mando: ...
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Mando: "There's another set of hallways up ahead. Light heat signatures to, someones definately here."
Miika: "Are you seeing any traps?"
Mando: "No but there are recent footsteps disturbing the snow on the path. Looks like out target has been here recently."

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Miika: "A friend of mine would love this place, she's the archaeologist type with a niche for ancient droids. I'll let her know about this place when once we're done for a small price of course."
Mando: "Charging for information to friends?"
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Miika: "Well, she's not really a friend. Shes more of an.. acquaintance."
Mando: "Uh-huh."
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Miika: "Hey I have expenses! Keeping the best technology for... research isn't cheap."
Mando: "I bet."
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Miika: " Besides I need to recoup some of the credits I've lost since setting up on Brumii."
Mando: "Speaking of which how long were you waiting for me there?"
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Miika: "Not long, but to be honest I wasn't expecting you."
Mando: "Oh?"
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Miika: "Nope, I had heard the Moff had recently become interested in this Xirax fellow and I remember from a cross reference from my research that his name was on the roster of Grand Army soldiers near the area on Phosmai I was interested in.
Mando: "Oh, so you were just waiting on any hunter to leave out the forest entrance after seeing he Moff?
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Miika: "Don't feel bad Mando. I'm glad it was you. I like working with ya."
Mando: "That's dangerous Miika, some hunters aren't happy their movements are known to others."
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Miika: "Well I'll remember that next time I need one."
Mando: "Did you see any oth---."
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*CLINK* *rattle*
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Miika: "Did you hear that?"
Mando: "How couldn't I?..."
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Miika: "Was that in front of us? Maybe we should turn back."
Mando: "Hmm no I think it was behind us."
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Miika: "Oh great we're going to get caught and die to some curse or trap in here!"
Mando: "I think it'll be alright Miika. I actually think it was a chunk of the wall falling."
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Miika: "This is why I should have stayed outside and took my chances with those owlfaced bear things."
Mando: "Now you're kidding yourself. But you're right to a point I don't think it was a coincidence I think--"
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Rebel trooper: "It's called a distraction."
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Miika: "No I don't think that was it Mando.."
Mando: "Dank Ferric..."
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Rebel Trooper: "Freeze, don't move a muscle or both of you are burned."
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Mando: "I was going to say man-made... but same premise."
Miika: "Oh my..."
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Miika: "Hey its the Alliance! No worries Mando."
Mando: "..."
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[sets of boots crunch snow as more troopers emerge]​
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Rebel Trooper: "What are you two doing here?!"
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Miika: "W-we don't mean any harm. We were searching for someone."
Mando: "Yes,.. an old friend of Xarix sent us to search for him. He's a friend of ours, and Vokals."
Miika: "....."
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Rebel trooper: "No one here by those names. Now how about you put your hands up and unload those weapons. Nice and slowly."
Miika: "Yes sir."
Mando: "...sighs... sure."
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Mando: "Any chance we can make some kind of deal?"
Miika: "They just said they're not here Mando."
Mando: "..."
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[footsteps on stone come to an abrupt stop]

Rebel officer: "So you're the two the swoop bikers dropped off?"
Mando: "Maybe, depends on what kind terms you're on with them."

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Rebel officer: "Not good ones I assure you. We have to keep this place rigged to keep snoopers like them away."
Miika: "Oh I bet you guys set the traps that scare people away? Smart!"
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Mando: "..."
Rebel officer: "..."
Rebel trooper: "..."
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Rebel officer: "Yes, well we're still trying to free Halasia from the Empire's grip. Now put those hands up and come. Sergeant take the Mando's rifle."
Rebel trooper: "Yes sir."
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Rebel officer: "This way you two. I suppose you two are the pair Vokal talked about showing up at the bar."
Mando: "Probably."
Miika: "Wait they just said they weren't here...oh."
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Mando: "So Vokal is here, is Xarix with him?"
Rebel officer: "Oh that's not for me to say. We need to learn the footprints out front before they're discovered by some of the Imperial LRRP units."
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Rebel officer: "So you two shot it out with a trio of Zeksworn? Impressive."
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Mando: "I've faced worse."
Miika: "Well I haven't and it was frightening!"
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Miika: "Umm can I ask where you are you taking us?"
Rebel officer: "Depends on what kind of folks you turn out to be."
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[with footsteps the snow heard in the distance]

Mindigo: "This would have taken us over a week to track down, how did you know to buy them?"
Dengar: "Told ya, swoopers don't cost much to do what you ask them. Flash a few bounties worth of credits to them for some information and they'd sell their own moth-.. hey what are you looking at?"
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Mindigo: "Just making sure the swoop gang is far enough out of range get long gone from here."
Dengar: "They won't be back, at least not until this place it ransacked and they may come back to scavenge anything.
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Mindigo: "Interesting."
Dengar: "Heh used to be a swoop racer. They think about themselves and where their next meal is coming from.
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Mindio: "Well either way, we've got the coordinates. We inform the Captain and watch the chaos unfold."
Dengar: "That's the best part... taking a reward while others do all the work... heh."
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Mindigo: "Let's hope so if what you said is correct they have a man on the inside."
Dengar: "That's what they say, but we best get going. The Icewyrms love to pull someone under the snow drifts and have them munched up before someone knows what's happening."
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Mindigo: "Agreed."
Dengar: "How far away are the Swoopers?"
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Mindigo: "Looks like their gone finally,
Dengar: "Back to the tavern?"
Mindigo: "Naw, I had a better idea. We'll discuss it on the way back to camp."
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To be continued...
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