The Rogues start the session hanging out in a Cantina on Manku Station (aka Smuggler’s cloud). They had tracked a young jedi wannabe who has been working with the resistance on Agamar to the cantina, after talking to their old friend Favord Bondell, who had brought him to the station.
Assuming the boy, Tir Wilan, was there to try to buy the guns that Dac Inecon was coming to sell, they came up with a a plan to spoil that deal by convincing the boy that Inecon was really working with the Sith to expose the resistance. They had not idea how close their ruse was to the truth.
Simone approached the boy and convinced him that she was friendly, and there to help him. She wanted him that the Sith were there to try to capture him. Later, Serrata and P-5 had a conversation with Dac in the station that they tried to edit into convincing proof that Dac was working with a Sith (Serrata). In that conversation they also discovered that Inecon had a force user with him — a woman who wasn’t neither jedi nor sith, but who was strong with the force.
Simone was on hand in the cantina to see a pair of Wookies, presumably working for the Wookie bounty hunter Titas Dan who is apparently pursuing Wilan. The Wookies settled into a table at the cantina are were obviously watching Wilan.
Simone was also there to see a Chiss fixer arrive and make contact with Wilan. This was Luteno Rass, who would make the connection between Wilan and Inecon. He advised the boy to make his way to a cantina in the Green Beauty part of the station, since the Wookies would be likely unwilling to follow him there (because of the famous antipathy between Wookies and Transdoshans).
Wilan moved to the cantina in question, called Emerald Isle, and waited there for further word from Rass. It was at the Emerald Isle that the rogues delivered their doctored footage of Serrata and Inecon speaking, and used that to convince Wilan that the deal was a trap, and he should decline. They promised that they could get him a guns deal with Jatha, their employer, then Simone returned to the Ample Bounty to call Jatha and make sure that was possible.
While Simone and P-5 were on the Bounty, Rass arrived at the Isle to bring Wilan to the meet. So only Serrata and Yaziro were on hand to follow along behind and keep an eye on things.
The meet took place in a area of “ Shadows” on the station — an areal of derelict, unused parts of the salvaged ships that make up Manku Station. While watching the meet at a distance Serrata and Yaziro could smell that there were Wookies in the area, but they couldn’t see them.
The meet started out as they had scripted it for the boy. He saw the demonstration of the guns, but in the end declined the deal. Inecon and Rass became irate, and started to argue, but the woman in Inecon’s retinue stepped forward and used a force mind trick to push Wilan to take the deal after all. Once that was settled, Wilan handed over the case of credits, and Inecon handed over the crates of guns that made up the first installment of the deal.
Realizing the smugglers and resistance fighters would have come in their direction as they left the meeting place, Yaziro hid and Serrata scampered ahead and down a side passage to get out of the way. There, in the dark corner where he expected to be alone, he felt a powerful dark presence. Walking around the corner he found an old rival from his days as a sith apprentice — Fandutton, apprentice to Sith Lord Hiwall. Fandutton was there talking to a pair of Wookies (also probably working for Titas Dan, implying a relationship there).
Seratta and Fandutton had a conversation about their mutual antipathy, but Fandutton decided to let Seratta go when he understood that Seratta’s interest was in Inecon, not Wilan. As long as Seratta and his friends were going to leave Wilan alone, there was no need for a confrontation between the two.
So Serrata returned to his companions and they did their best to make life difficult for Inecon. At this point they realized that they were in a tight spot — they had orders to foil a deal that had gone down as planned, so they needed to try to get the money from Inecon before he could get it off of Manku station and back home to Wayland. They considered attacking Inecon’s ship in space, and storming his ship while it was still docked on the station, or meeting it back on Wayland and taking the money then.
They tried slicing into the station computer network to make it difficult for Inecon to leave, but failed. It looked like they were going to have to risk it all with a desperate attack when it occurred to them that they didn’t really like working for Jatha in the first place. And if they went to Agamar and tried to help the kid, Wilan, it would be an opportunity to stick it to Fandutton, which Serrata was suddenly really itching to try.
So, in a heartbeat, they had a new plan. Inecon was forgotten, and they made contact with Wilan to warn him that the Sith were on his tail, along with the Wookies.
They managed to delay Titas Dan’s ship from departing in pursuit of Wilan on board Bondell’s ship. And then they left the station themselves. They made arrangements with Wilan to meet at a safe location on Agamar in one week’s time.
The rogues took their time on Agamar, selling of their cargo and getting to the town where they were going to meet Wilan and the resistance. Then, the night before their meeting, things went very badly.
The Imperial troops, led by Sith Lord Hiwall and her apprentice Fandutton, led a coordinated series of raids on resistance cells all over the planet, striking what appears to be a mortal blow to the Agamar Militia, if the newsreels are to be believed. Every location that received guns from the shipment purchased by Wilan was raided and wiped out. Wilan, however, evaded capture.
They found him, later the next day, hiding in an alley with a broken leg. They smuggled him to the Ample Bounty, where Seratta and Simone both will continue his training in their disparate ways of the Force, and they will figure out what they might do next.
Cash earned: None
Goods earned: None
1 Unit of Copper Ingots (Normal demand, for $1050 each)
2 units of Food Processors (high demand, for $1200 each)
Current Party Funds: $3,450
1 milk crate of assorted small arms from the weapon lockup at Jazz’s Cantina
(2 light slugthrower pistols, 1 heavy slugthrower, 1 blaster pistol with a damaged sight (-1 to hit), 1 laser pistol, 1 homemade gyrojet pistol loaded with rocket rounds (expect it to break on a trait roll of 1), no spare ammunition for any of these weapons)
NPC Crew, Followers, and Passengers:
XP earned: 3 xp
Total XP:11 (Gain 1 advance, total two advances)