Drunken Empire

Prison Break

Knockin' boots!

The pod race is about to start! Sigil has given each member of the party communicators to keep in touch during the operation. Due to their cheap “black market” origins, Tad is out of range for most of the events while he is at the pod racetrack.

While Tad is prepping for the race, Sam places bets on him, a sure loss but necessary to avoid suspicious eyes. All bets are in and Sigil gives the signal. The prisoner that collected the bets starts an argument with a guard and is hit. He dramatically tumbles back spilling the money to the ground. Sigil yells out that the guards are once again pocketing all the bets for themselves. The feign works and an all-out riot ensues! At the same time the pod race begins!

Gr’vesh and Sam rush the guards by the transport doors during the confusion. Sam quick draws his shiv catching one of the guards off guard. The blade sinks into the side of his neck. Not enough to keep him down, the guard breaks free from Sam and blocks Gr’vesh’s stab, but is soon overwhelmed as Sam’s blade finds its mark on the other side of the guard’s neck.

As soon as the blade finds its mark the guard is possessed by a time traveling Force master. There is no time to block the attack and the master dies inside his host disintegrating the body. That incarnation of the master is defeated, but our gang may yet cross paths with another of his incarnations. Sam and Gr’vesh, caught up in the heat of battle, ignore this.

Without missing a beat, they engage the second guard, who is ultimately overwhelmed by a swift shiv toss from our friend Toe Slayer. The doors are now unguarded and as promised by Sigil, the locking mechanism malfunctioning. Sam and Gr’vesh ride the elevator to the top of the wall as planned. During this time Gr’vesh strips naked since being a Defel, most creatures have a very difficult time seeing him in this state.

The doors open, but unfortunately droids are waiting for at the top. They are able to sense the Defel and immediately open fire on him. In the confusion, Sam stays out of sight, equipping himself with Gr’vesh’s boots. Gr’vesh is able to make it to the security shack with only minor wounds thanks to his short stature and nimble feet.

Sam is able to take a droid by surprise and engages it at extreme close quarters making it nearly impossible for the droids to get a shot off at him. After a short scuffle, Sam lodges the boot into the droid’s gun causing it to misfire and blow up in the droid’s hands. In this moment, Sam uses the droid’s momentum to toss it into the droids chasing Gr’vesh, giving him crucial time to unlock the door to the security shack.

While this was happening, Gr’vesh was tampering with the door to the security shack. He finally got the door open, but not before accidentally causing an energy surge which blew the circuit and caused a massive EMP that disabled the remaining droids. There were apparently three guards in the security shack. Two ran right past Gr’vesh failing to notice him. They looked around in utter confusion at the carnage along the wall top. This was all the time Gr’vesh needed to sneak inside with the lone guard and lock the door behind him.

By this time, Sam had made it to the turret on the far side of the wall. He noticed the remains of a ship in the prison yard, shot down by the turret. He remembered hearing the blast during the ride up the elevator, but was not able to discern what it was and why it was there. He also noticed that Imperial forces were descending on the prison between the wall and the pod racetrack! Things are getting too crazy too fast!

The turret is being manned by two Ugnaughts. Sam disrupts the gunner with a well-placed shiv-throw to his shoulder. The second Ugnaught swings a stun pike at Sam, missing him but leaving an opportunity for Sam to get around him. Now there is only one Ugnaught between him and his destination. Unfortunately, the turret is swung around dazing Sam, but it keeps the distance between him and the attacking Ugnaught. Sam stumbles towards the door and still has enough sense to be able to wrestle the gunner out of his position. knocking him out with the remaining boot. In his dazed struggle the boot ends up being knocked out the window to the courtyard below. Sam counters the oncoming Ugnaught by tossing his friend into him. This causes him to lose his footing, but not before unholstering the unconscious gunner’s blaster pistol that Sam missed in his dazed state during all of the commotion. The blaster fires into Sam’s shoulder causing massive damage. He stumbles back and feels around for the controls to the turret. The Ugnaught stands and orders Sam out of the turret, but he instead pulls the controls swinging the turret into the Ugnaught’s head. He staggers nearly falling off the wall. Sam quickly closes the distance before he is able to recover and grabs the pistol away from him, knocking him off the wall in the process.

There is no time left as Sam gets the order to move out now or be left behind. Before he leaves, he removes the shiv from the unconscious gunner and lodges it into the controls of the turret, causing it to fire wildly at the oncoming guards giving enough suppression fire that Gr’vesh and Sam are able to safely meet up at the transport In this time To Slayer and some of Sigil’s other lackeys had apparently met up with Gr’vesh as they were with him during the reunion.

Gr’vesh apparently had no easy time taking care of the security controls. The final guard, on high alert, noticed him. Gr’vesh quickly killed the lights in the security shack and a blind battle was waged. This got very dangerous when the door was finally pried back open. There was an all-out battle for the security shack, only ending when Toe Slayer and some of his companions responded to Gr’vesh’s distress calls. Eventually the room was secured and the security systems deactivated. None too soon as Gr’vesh received the signal to move out or get left behind. They also got a signal from Sam to get away from the security shack immediately because it was in his line of fire. Not wanting to be down range of a turret, they hastily left the shack making their way to the transport. Gr’vesh noticed the chaos that was the prison yard below, and the wild firing of the turret. And there was Sam running towards the transport quickly. Toe Slayer offered pinpoint cover fire with his mighty shiv prowess, filling out the unpredictable defense being offered by the rogue turret. Everyone safely made it to the transport just as the turret fell silent. They rode the transport deep into the belly of the prison, where they were to rendezvous with the others…

Comments

Nice, pretty exciting read!

Prison Break
andrew_j_fabian

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