Am I an asshole? I was only trying to help Jimmy 2.0, truly! But we’ll get to that in a bit…
After collecting our dead drop (the man mentioned previously), Maximilliano got us all back to the ship safe and sound. He used to be a really great pilot. Again, we’ll get to that in a bit. Sigmund kept the station oblivious to us fleeing thanks to some quick thinking. On our aproach to the ship, the Krieger jammed the communication systems of the two Swordfish “escorts” the militia had placed to guard over of our ship.
We decided to flee, just in case we ever needed anything from Thical in the future, better to have to explain a retreat rather than a slaughter. On our retreat I fired all the guns, and it was beautiful. We should do that more often. We also bumped a ship during our retreat. We should try to avoid that more often.
At the same time, Nett Doze was still going batshit crazy. I found him carving his name into the transport we stole while smiling. I’m pretty sure he was planning on sending it out into the black when we warped away, glad we stopped him when we did, but less glad that he hasn’t gotten any less crazy. We’ll get to that in a bit…
We quickly escaped the frigates, and while on the way to the warp point we investigated this mystery man we picked up from the planet. Him and Havoc seem to know each other, and look to be old friends.
His name is Killian Rage, and he seems like a pretty alright guy. I hate it. There’s just something about him just rubs my neck wrong.
He complimented my helmet, and I’ve decided that I was to steal his cloak.
Yes. I already have a clock that is identical in all but color. Yes. It’s doubtful it will even fit me. I could use it as a washcloth maybe? Or just throw it in the trash. Am I an asshole?
Killian told us that for our payment we would need to go collect some supplies from a planet called Endrite. I have been on far too many missions where the goal was always just out of reach, always going to a new place or new person, never actually getting anywhere though. I can’t help but feel like we’re never going to get paid for any of this…
After a little bit, we were told that not only were we going to Endrite to steal these supplies, but that the supplies belonged to a rogue trader named Sarvus Trask. Apparently Trask “crossed” Killian. I’m curious as to how much truth lies in that. We should keep an extra eye on him and Havoc.
I had seen Maximilliano a few times in passing, he would always avoid my gaze and start to cry. I was pretty sure he was missing his family so as a gesture of solidarity, I’d give him a little punch in the shoulder and knowing grunt. He ran away screaming and crying every time. I thought I was being friendly, but I may have been an asshole….
Nett turned the transport into a merchandise booth for himself, and scared people into buying things. He’s still crazy. I don’t even want to think about the chocolate bars.
I won some bullets gambling during the warp trip. The whole family broke down crying, apparently they were their only possessions.
That’s just sad, gambling with their livelihood like that. They need an intervention.
I lost Maximilliano gambling. He did not take it well.
It cuts extra deep because that was the family that I took their bullets. I thought they’d have learned to stop gambling by now because they were so irresponsible before…. Wait. I am an asshole, aren’t I?
Sigmund, who as of yet has not shown to be an asshole, bought Maximiliano back from the family. Everyone wins! Well, everyone except Maximilliano. We broke him, and he went into hiding. Dude’s been a straight up phantom. Nett didn’t help. We’ll get to that in a bit… No you know what? We’re getting to it right now. Dude hid modified Vox’s all throughout the ship that all just endlessly played a recording of himself whispering “Maximilliano”. I blame him for the fall of this angel.
All in all I’m very impressed with Nyx, that first time we left the warp left a lot to be desired, but since then everything has been smooth, haven’t even had any hiccups in the warp.
We made it to Endrite, found the facility, and brought down the transport on the far side of the mountain the facility was on. The Nett Doze shuttle. It was all we had. I’m fairly certain it won’t be discovered, that jungle is thick.
Took us four days, but we made it to the back of the facility. There was a suspiciously light guard regiment there, and we snuck inside easily, without detection. Inside we found endless rows of large drums, which instead of being filled with supplies and weapons, were filled with a bright amber acid. Killian seemed equally surprised, though I’m not sure I believe that. Goal is always just out of reach. Convenient, just not for us…
We loaded up 3 transports with the drums, and connected a grav vehicle to one, while the Krieger went and disabled the defenses. As we were just getting ready to leave, one of the guards came into the building, for the second time. The first time he came in was short and uneventful, but this time he came in with his shotgun at the ready. He wasn’t expecting someone to come up from behind and immobilize him, and in the moment of confusion I stabbed him and ended the confusion.
I cut off his head, threw his body in the acid, and traded the head to Nett in exchange for his acidic stick. Even if the acid isn’t even acidic anymore. It looks like it could be important. I am certain I can convince some chump its valuable.
There was a brief, yet very boring fight during our escape, the handful of guards had no effect on the transports flown by Kayp, myself, and….. Killian.
Back on the ship, Maximilliano had been located and subdued. He looked like crap, he’s in the infirmary now, but he may be too gone for us to help him. It’s a shame. I really liked him.