Beyond the Stars

The Berbulu Heist
Theft, Trespassing, Lockpicking and Poaching...All in a Night's Work!

The party met Ejan on Oraia after Alina received a job offer from him. Ejan asked them to retrieve a rare mututaed subtype of berbulu from the highly restricted islands of the planet. The party attended a gala charity ball for the Oraia Nature Preserve, where they needed to get a unique keycard from Dr. Fernanda Barros, the head researcher at the preserve. They tried to swipe her tag, but she proved to be remarkably observant. After seeing her coat check tag, Joakim Umberti was able to reprogram a tag the party had to match hers, allowing the party to take her clutch. Joakim took the card and the party travelled by waveskimmer to the island preserve.

After landing at a nearby cove, the party entered the research facility and broke into Dr. Barros’ office, managing to convince a bored security guard they were hanging out in front of her door because they wanted to talk to her. After retriving an RFID transponder device, the party tracked the berbulu, which Aoife was able to see with her night-vision. After retreiving the berbulu, the party was attacked by a pair of Rasa Ngeri. Joakim shot and killed one of them while Tezos Stardust put the other one down with a poison dart. The party then escaped the island, evading a patrol boat that had somehow been alerted and completed the drop with one of Ejan’s men on a boat in the middle of the ocean.

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The Pirate Trap

Joakim receives a message from fellow Order member Wikolia “Wiki” Honda asking for him to come to Outpost Breton with his fellow adventurers. Meeting her on the space station at Tarsas’ Tea House, the group hears from the Majmun merchant Saraf that cargo ships have been going missing after leaving Outpost Breton, never arriving at their final destination of Sivatag. Saraf has discovered a group of pirates have been hacking into the flight plan database of the outpost, somehow intercepting them during their hyperspace travel. Wiki states she asked Joakim and his fellow travelers to pose as harmless merchants, file a plan with a rich cargo manifest and then see what happens. A mercenary group will be flying the exact route as the party, so all they have to do is stay alive until the mercs arrive. The party agrees to the plan.

As the characters are leaving, a band associated with the pirates comes into the tea house and attacks. Wiki is shot in the hand and Saraf is shot in the back. The party manages to defeat the band, leaving the tea house a wreck in their wake.

The party get Wiki and Saraf to medical attention and continue with the plan. Traveling toward Sivatag, they are stopped by an unknown, uncharted obstruction. A group of pirates somehow found an artificial gravity well projector, using the information they hacked on Outpost Breton to stop ships mid-route. The pirate captain Teunissen offers them a chance to surrender and turn over their cargo; he is obviously lying about allowing them safe passage afterward. The party instead responds with laser fire. The pirate starfighters prove to be evasive but so is the party, and soon the mercs show up on the scene and blast the starfighters and the gravity well projector. Teunissen escapes by the skin of his teeth.

Arriving back to Outpost Breton, the party finds that Wiki and Saraf have both survived their wounds. They receive the reward that Saraf put together to stop the attacks.

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