I landed in the hanger bay on the station ahead of the group as ordered. It seems to be a case of send in the Corellian to check things first. Found a pirate tramp ship named the “Cutlass” and a lambda class shuttle. Spukamas runs a level one diagnostic for the hanger bay and declares the area safe with a breathable atmosphere, but minimal power in the area. The shuttle is giving Spukamas trouble and really irritating him since it doesn’t have a live transponder and won’t allow him to scan it in any way. It appears to have modified shielding and the galactic seal has something wrong with it. Can’t really tell what, but it is not the correct one. I am getting a bad feeling about that shuttle so I am going to recommend ignoring it.
The others land and apparently it was decided to split up. I am going with Vanya to CNC. We leave the hanger bay locked down with gravity boots on all ships and Spukamas on guard duty since I don’t trust that shuttle. As Vanya and I head towards the headquarters it is clear that a major battle took place. We get to the turbolift and Vanya attempts to get it working, but nothing happens. Then she remembers a code that she has from the Clone Wars. I try that and the doors open – at the exact same moment four droids drop from the ceiling behind us. Now we are trapped and, while we have some shelter from the turbolift, the doors didn’t close. I think that code might have been a bad one.
I tend to be a shoot first, ask questions later so I pop off a shot at the lead droid which appeared out of nowhere and has knives. I don’t like knives. It manages to evade my shot. The other droids behind it all shoot long silvery objects coming straight at us. I get off another shot at the droid in front and almost hit it, but one of the objects dodges in front and takes the hit. Vanya steps in front of me and begins to dance with her light saber and takes out all of the metallic objects. The droids respond by firing blaster bolts and suddenly there are fires in the corridor and then fire suppressant fills the corridor. I take another shot at the droid with the knives and finally connect. ALL of the droids explode and the walls start to crack. Blast doors come down in front of us and the turbolift doors close. Battle done – I am just not sure if we won or not.
Then the doors open into chaos. There is a pitched battle going on, but I am not sure who is on what side. There is one guy that seems to be really good and I decide to concentrate on him. Vanya pushes back three droids and I shoot the ceiling above him trying to take him out by surprise, but he dodges. She then tries to talk everyone down, and the response is a muffled whump as something explodes on the station. It seems to have come from the hanger bay so I call Spukamas for an update. Apparently the two other ships in the hanger bay have exploded and he is busy trying to put out fires and keep my X-wing out of danger. I knew not to trust that shuttle!
Vanya attempts to take out the weapon of the bounty hunter and manages to reactivate the droid beside her. I take a running slide and manage to get under its shields and shoot straight up. I take out the shields and it takes a step back from both of us. Then the bounty hunter fires and Vanya takes a direct hit. There might be something to all this Jedi stuff, because she is still going. I take the opportunity to shoot at the bounty hunter from my reclining position. I hit him and really REALLY upset him. Turns out he is some kind of Jedi thing and he yells at me and I go flying across the room and hit the wall hard enough to at least crack some ribs. I think I will take a small break from this fight and let the Jedi handle it. I check in with Spook and at least my X-wing is fixed. I take a pot shot at the bad guy and he doesn’t even really acknowledge it. Nap time for me.
I wake up after the battle is over and Spukamas contacts me to let me know a scout ship has dropped out of hyper space. I let Vanya know and she attempts contact. They flee without saying anything. Then a call comes in from Coruscant. We are headed out, but at least we did manage to get the artifacts. Mission accomplished.