We are heading back to Piizza the Hutt’s palace. We come up on a BS roadblock so Amp decides to shoot at them with 2 grenade from his launcher. “Aw, crap” Dom says.
“I got this” Amp says. He shoots his grenades and the gate explodes. The truck rocks a little and Dom says “That works” and slams the gas. As we were coming through the gate, a shot came down from above and creates a hole in the ceiling of the vehicle that did not come from one of the guys. Amp attempts to fix the vehicle while on the move. I see him hanging off the side of the vehicle with 2 cans of spray paint. As he gets back in, he punches something and the truck speeds up and I see flames coming out the exhaust.
Finally, we make it to Piizza’s Palace. I call Piizza directly
“HO HO HO. Who is this?”
“This is Koy, the one you talked to earlier”
“Yes yes little one I remember.”
“Well we have the Vronsker you requested…”
“HOHO You actually caught one of those?”
“Yes sir, would you like us to bring it through, or bring it around back?”
“Bring it around to the back entrance”
“Dom, we need to go around back.”
“I don’t think he had a lot of faith in us”
So we get to the back entrance, Dominick skids the truck in the parking spot and a pale Twi’lek comes out of the back door. He takes the Vronsker and puts it into a cage, then escorts us up to Piizza’s throne.
“HOHOHO. So you actually managed to capture a Vronsker?”
“It wasn’t easy, sir, but we did it”
“I will get the video on mass media. Do you require anything else?”
“No but thank you sir”
“If you do need anything, come to me.” He starts to ogle me and I start to get the feeling it is more on a personal level. However, I choose to stay diplomatic.
“Thank you sir, I will keep you in mind”
So we then head back to the cantina. As we approach, We see BS shooting at our garage door. Again. Dom drives the truck into the group, slaughtering 3 BS people. Amp uses his grenade launchers and takes out a group. I see an Ewok (really?) come out of the garage and attempts to get under the van but cannot, so he gets in a trash can and starts rolling it towards the group.
Someone from a group shoots at me. He misses, but it forces me to keep my head low. Another shoots at the rolling trash can. He misses and looks discouraged because he cannot shoot a stinking trash can. Hyper shoots a misses, Roka shoots at the group, kills one.
A Kaminoan comes out of the garage and shoots at the group, miss.
Garage door rolls up and a figure in white plastic armor comes in and fires totally inaccurate fire and causes all of them to take cover.
A man shoots at the trash can again and misses. The ewok in the trash can pops out and attempt to stab a man in the head. The bear succeeds, but then staggers around. Hyper shoot and kills another. I shoot and kill another.
The Kaminoan attempts to shoot from above the truck. I mean why not? She is tall enough… she kills another. the other man in the group starts to run.
The other group is shooting wildly but hitting nothing. Roka takes the last one out. Hyper decides to chase the last one down. Soon, she comes back triumphant in her venture. She looks pleased with herself. Roka finds a holdout blaster.
Little Liza Jane pokes her head out of the garage door. “I heard blaster fire. Is everyone OK?” as she looks around at the dead bodies.
“Yes the group is fine. Now get back inside.” says Roka
“Hey, who is the cute teddy bear?”
“Just go back inside while we clean up.”
“Clean up? I am good at cleaning up”
“Clean up inside”
“I don’t wanna”
“ You’re not my boss Roku…”
“Fine, but I’m not gonna like it."
“That’s fine, just go.” Liza heads inside but then Squeeb pulls up on the speeder. Roka brushes it off but when she comes into the garage Liza gives her some grief. Roka asks if she was supposed to be inside but Liza said she is working in the garage with Sylvester.
As we are walking in, I look at the tall figure in white armor. I ask who he is and he says his name is CC2020, but his friends call him Vision. I ask if he wanted a drink and he said sure. We go into the cantina and sit at the bar. Shorty hops up at the bar and puts his severed hand on the bartop. Joe’let takes the hand and puts it in a jar of vinegar and gives Shorty 50 credits for it. Vision tells us that they are here delivering H wings in pieces. Roka comes out of her room and sees Vision and Koy introduces them. She identifies him as a clone trooper and Koy says “you so have to tell me some of your stories.”
Vision leans back, takes off his helmet and says “Stories, I have some of those. Let me see…”
At the cantina, we are all discussing how to obtain the Vronsker that Pizza the Hutt desires to have. Our payment for his help to leak rebel propaganda into the mass media. We decide that the first step is to find the silly things first. Liza Jane comes up to the table.
“What are you guys doin?” she asks Dominick.
“We are going to get a Vronsker.” He replies.
“Oh, well, you guys can have fun with that. I don’t wanna get eatin so I will stay here. Nice knowin ya. I’ll get you your last meal. Peanuts?”
“Gee thanks kid. I will take the peanuts. You have a lot of faith in us, huh.”
“It’s not that, it’s just that I was always told that they are real mean and drag kids out of bed to eat them.” She said, seeming a little scared.
“I’m sure that they don’t, especially sweet little girls like you,” I say to her.
We pay the tab and head down to the lower levels to hunt down these fearsome creatures. Telmak has gone down before us to see if he can locate a nest. He comms and says that he has found one and give us the coordinates to get to his location. We arrive there in Dominick’s truck and all pile out, ready for anything.
“Where are the creatures,” Dom asks.
Telmak points down the dark corridor towards the other end. “They are down there” He states the obvious.
Just then a Vronsker jumps out and stings Jix Hyde. I have heard that these animals are poisonous so I ask Dominick to check him out. Jix is fine, just a little surprised. Dominick puts on his night vision goggles and finds 3 Vronskers. He marks the three of them and puts the markers on our HUDs. For those who do not have HUDs he displays their positions on Amp’s chest. I take a pot shot at one, and I hear the animal yelp in pain, so I know that I hit. It attacks Jix again. Apparently, they really do not like Jix. I do not blame them, I know that he can be hard to agree with. Amp aims at one of them and attempts to shoot, but at the last moment he decides to shoot the billboard right above it instead. It comes crashing down and traps the beast to the ground. Shavven goes up the nest and looks inside. A tail whips out and stings him, but he is fine. I lob a grenade into the nest. I hit but unfortunately I hit Shavven with the blast from the grenade. Jix shoots past Shavven and I to the nest. He missed because he hit ME! I give him a nasty look and Amp gives him a huge wedgie then give me a thumbs up. Good enough payback for me. For now. We take care of the rest of the animals relatively quickly, plus we have a live one to give to Pizza. Jix, Shavven and I load the last one into the back of the truck. After the beast is loaded safely, I turn to Jix. I give him a look that could kill and he knows he is in trouble. I haul off and try to punch him in the face. I miss and he swings back. He get me but not hard and gives me the momentum I need to throw myself around and knock him out. We then load him up in the truck as well and head back to Pizza’s Palace.
We were having a meeting at a table in headquarters with Snaps, Dominick, and the rebel ambassadors when we got a holocom from the fleet. They send us footage of a planet that looks like Alderaan exploding… I wasn’t sure if it was real but then they said that where Alderaan was, there is now an asteroid field. I take a moment of silence in honor of all the innocent people that have lost their lives to the Empire. I don’t know why they decided to destroy Alderaan but it only makes me more angry at the Empire. Millions of people, just decimated. It is just so wrong.
The rebel commander tells us that we need to use this footage to enlist more people to our cause. I remember that Jix had told us about the Pizza the Hutt and his ties to the mass media and I suggest to contact him. We draw straws and I get the short one. After all, who wants to talk to a Hutt? I bravely walk up to the public comm and call up Pizza. His secretary answers.
“How can we help You?” he asks.
“Yeah, I need to talk to Pizza the Hutt,” I say.
“Do you have an appointment?”
“Uh, no… but I have some urgent business with him.”
“Does he know you?”
“We have a common friend, Jix Hyde”
“I’ll patch you through” he says curtly.
Then hold music starts playing in my ear. Soon, the comm picks back up.
“Ho ho ho what do you want” Pizza demands
“Hi, I am a friend of Jix Hyde sire. He says that your excellency has some significant ties to the mass social media?”
“Ho Ho so I do. Why?”
“I have some footage that I was wondering if you could put out on social media.”
“HO HO let talk about this more at my palace.”
“Yes your excellency” I say and we hang up the comm link.
I walk back to the table. I tell the group that we need to go over to Pizza’s palace to talk about the footage and see what we can do. So we all load up into Dominick’s old new truck and start to head over. I figure it was probably good to have Jix there because he knows Pizza and i comm him. I know that he is training with the Striking Nexus so I say, “If you are done getting your butt handed to you, we are heading over to Pizza’s palace. We need you there. Get there as soon as you can.”
“I’m not getting by butt handed to me,” He states. From behind him about three Nexus are nodding, indicating that he has indeed had his butt handed to him several times. I can also see that he is sporting a nice shiner round his right eye. “Right,” I say doubtingly “just meet us at the palace, okay?”
We all make it to Pizza’s Palace and go inside. The rest of the group, other the Jix and Shavven decide to get drinks from the Wookie bartender with hot pink hair. I didn’t think Wookies came in hot pink… Shavven, Jix and I head up to Pizza’s throne, bow the appropriate bow, and greet the appropriate greeting for a Hutt. I give him the footage and he he takes a look at it.
“HO HO, I might be able to help you, but what are you going to give me in return?” the Hutt says.
“ I can give you control of all mass medias once this planet is taken over from the Imperials,” I offered, hoping that my superiors would actually go for it.
“HO HO, that would be good, but it is not quite enough,”He states.
“Then what would you desire, sir?”
He thinks for a few minutes, then he says, “I have heard that in the lowest level of Druckenwell, there are Vronskers. Get me one of these Vronskers, and the thing you promised before, and I will help you spread this footage. While you hunt for these animals, I will start the upload.”
Awesome… Vronskers. I have never encountered one, but I have heard of them. Hound like creatures that are cunning enough to plan how to kill you. They hunt in herds and are super hard to kill. When I was a little girl, I was told that Vronskers hunted little kids and pulled them out of bed. Although I don’t believe that anymore, I DO know that they are a cunning and formidable foe. However, we need this footage leaked to mass media, so we have to do it.
I go back to the rest of the group. “Ihave some good news and some bad news”
“What is the good news?” Dominick asks.
“Pizza has agreed to help us.” I say with a smile.
“...And the bad news?” asks Amp
“He wants a Vronsker…” I trail off as my smile fades from my face.
“A WHAT?” the whole group yells
“That’s right, a Vronsker” I repeat. “He wants a Vronsker.”
Back at headquarters, we are all gathering around the table sharing drinks and celebrating our victory. The Brass Sabre Association has been pushed back and we have taken over that sector. However, someone notices Roka has not come back yet. I com her and ask her where she is. She says she is on her way back and had to ride on the back of a speeder bike with a squib because hers had broken down. She said that they had taken a detour but they were on their way.
Roka arrives a few minutes later with the squib that she had to ride with. She looks perturbed but the Squib looks pleased. He starts bragging that he got to take the prettiest Togruta out to dinner at Callie’s Galleys. The little twi’lek girl that cleans tables for Snaps starts asking Roka about the date. Roka says she is tired and quickly retires to her bunk. Little Liza Jane follows her down the corridor asking her all sorts of questions that an eight year old would ask about a date. It appears that Roka is annoyed by this but she tolerates her just the same. All of a sudden, I hear from beside me “L O V E” start playing. Amp is blasting the song from his chassis. Dominick and I start to laugh hysterically. Roka makes it the rest of the way to her room and closes the door and slams the door. Amp replies “Was it something I said?” which, of course, makes Dominick and I laugh even harder.
When everything calms down, Amp asks to take a look at my blaster pistol. I ask him why and he says the he noticed during the battle that my blaster aims a little left and he thinks he can fix it real quick. So I hand him my blaster pistol. After he is finished he suggests that he could add onto my pistol. He gives me several options, and in the end I choose to have a grapple launcher added to my blaster pistol. It costed 300 credits, but I think it is well worth the cost.
I guess it is Karaoke night because music starts playing and drunks start singing, or some form of noise. I am just about ready to retire when Little Liza gets up on stage and starts to sing. The whole cantina seems to stop when she starts to sing. She sing a song about “the good ship Lollipop” and tap dances while she sings. My heart just melts inside by the time she is done with her performance.
Eventually, Karaoke is over with and we all retire to our rooms to sleep off the battle.