Gathered around at the bridge of the Shadow Raptor, our elite group of rebel operatives received a briefing from Col. Airen Cracken about the PERLEMIAN HAUL and the whereabouts of a hidden rebel informant named Passk, aboard the Martle Station orbiting Renduba II. The group set off for their first mission after Alema spending some time in the analysis deck trying to learn more about the Imperial convoy in question. Aboard the Cantar Spark, Alema’s R4 astromech programme a jump along the Perlemian hyperlane, a glitch in the droid’s computer systems has the Cantar Spark jumped into a loose asteroid field, missing a large asteroid only by a distance of a few kilometers. All is not lost when Timi, the Mon Calamarian fleet tactician flicked his fingers expertly jumping the Cantar Spark exactly where they should be, on approach vector to the Martle Station.
The group landed in the shuttle bay without issues and is promptly greeted by a dock official trying to collect an obviously inflated docking fees, Alema tried and failed to seduce the dock official, only to be threatened immediate arrest, this prompted RUST to approach with a more direct appeal to his greed, digitally smirking as he have seen all too much of this big human flaw: Greed. RUST argued that they are only here for a few days and the group got through this without issue with a small bribe of 100 credits.
Aboard the Martle Station the group’s meddling around eventually catch the attention of PASSK, who has a good idea they are sent my the Colonel, but preferred to interact with the group in a more secure location. Greeting by PASSK as the group joins him at Passk’s Oddity store, Alema breaks directly to Passk their true nature with the Alliance, surprisingly to the group this seemed to open up another side of Passk as the group’s commanding presence and ideals eventually woken up the inner Rebel in Passk. He also found an unlikely idol in Thall, whom he has long admired as one of the best small arms developer in the core regions. Passk offered the group to leverage his personal connections to Varla Prule, the corrupted and vain middle aged Imperial Governor aboard the station. Taking his advice the group proceeded to the governor’s office with Thall dressed up as a wealthy businessmen. Thall seduced Varla into a bar date after his keen perception and scienctific mind noticing shipping computer just behind the reception area.
Already waiting for an opportunity, RUST sneaked past and hidden in the reception area, and proceed to slicing out a considerable amount of relevant data, the group now have the exact whereabouts and schedule of not only the arrival time of the Haul. Alema, splitting up with the group and sneaking into the docks, and honing R4’s hacking skills, successfully located also the exact transport schedule and the names of its 3 workgang members onboard bound for Freighter M226. With an hour and a half to go before the arrival, the group decided to retreat to the Cantar Spark to discuss next steps. this is when Alema contacted Passk through her handheld comlink, convincing Passk again to disclose Raf, a twilek workgang boss who might be able to help the group to arrange for the a passage on the transport to M226.
Equipped with the knowledge how Raf is a Rebel sympathizer who has a working arrangement to supply medical packs to several alliance contacts, the group feels it prudent to reveal their true nature to Raf and to seek his help. Things got shaky at first when Marek’s going to far prompting Raf wanting to do nothing with the Alliance. quick thinking saved the day when Marek coerced Raf into giving in, hinting on Raf’s old “medical” history. Raf eventually proofs helpful, agreeing to help the group substituting the workgang members bound for M226, before the group departs, noticing Marek’s lackluster pistol on the holster, he offered him a used DH-17 blaster pistol, Marek’s noticed a little strange markings on the hilt, but he couldn’t quite decipher its’ true denotation.
Timi, Thall and Alema promptly dressed as a lowly work crew, with Marek dressed up is an Imperial Navy Officer with RUST as escort. Alema’s expert piloting skills bested the clunky control of the small transport and flew a near-perfect Imperial approach vector to the aft section of the Freighter M226. Expecting their arrival, the group is casually checked by the officer Thall has identified as a Chief Petty Officer overlooking the cargo loading deck operations. The group’s disguise worked perfectly until Marek and RUST attempted to look deeper into the ship. Stopped by the already suspicious navy troopers who never saw one of their fleet officer arriving in such a rusty transport, Marek failed to convince them and in the split second before they reach out for their comlink to signal the deck chief to join them, RUST’s binary beeps over the comlink prompted R4 on the transport to create a engine blast setting up a diversion, all is too late though and as a last ditch effore Marek has failed to grapple the trooper in front of him, though his strong frame knocked him to the ground prone.
The Battle for M226 has begun.