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« on: December 11, 2013, 09:33:53 pm »
Aboard the bridge of a certain Amonkira, Lokyan peered out over his planet, or at least the Planet he'd wanted to own. The slaving Hanar bastard, Analdrun, had stymied his efforts. He had a fleet of ex-slaves of all races, all of whom had families, until this planet had come along. It was in the perfect place to be a Pirate Stronghold, with plenty of resources and decent proximity to prime raiding grounds. Unfortunately, Analdrun had come to the same conclusion, and the two captains had duked it out for control. As sod's law would dictate, their little war would grind to a standstill until they were forced to come to an alliance.

"Hyun, what's our favourite sushi entree up to?" He asked, seemingly to the air.

"Nothing much," came the reply. "The filthy pervert's still smuggling in sex slaves, and making eunuchs out of the males. Disgusting." She spat.

Lokyan hadn't really heard or seen her, she'd just arrived on time. The woman was damn near a ghost when she wanted to be. "Very well." He sighed. "Have our spies keep their eyes open, when we see an opening, we strike. And we free every slave in that Jellyfish's compound."

"はい、キャプテン(Hai, Kyaputen.)" Came her response as she left, her twin blades clinking as she moved this time, a concession for her superiour, and her husband.

Lokyan nodded as the console before him beeped with an incoming transmission from the planet. "Of course..." he grumbled.
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Re: Pirate Campaign
« Reply #1 on: December 11, 2013, 09:59:30 pm »
Maeve leaned against the wall of the dimly-lit cabin, a great distance from where she should be.

Between her and Analdrun was an assortment of furniture; a slim black table and a large, comfortable couch. The hanar rippled, electric blue glowing off it in irritation. It didn't think Maeve could tell, but she was more perceptive than it thought. She averted her eyes to the window that overlooked a sea of people. Slaves. Half drell, half everything else. They moved in straight lines, slowly shuffling towards a light that lead to hard labor and extortionism. The sight had once twisted her gut and pierced her heart, but now Maeve felt little pity for them. All of life was slavery; everyone served something, obeyed something, lived for something. No matter where you were, called free or slave, you would never escape that fact.

The tentacled creature hummed, electric veins lighting up as the sound filled the room in luminescence. "This one's dear girl, would she be so kind as to bring this one the communication device?"

A telephone that resembled the historic 1892 rotary dial phone sat on the desk far from the Hanar's seat. Maeve obeyed, crossing the distance between them and grabbing it up as she did.

Scarlet red sofas, velvet, bursting with softness, surrounded a small, candlelit table. On the sleek black table, Maeve bent to place the pseudo-phone, placing it gently on the table with both hands.

"Thank you, little one." She bristled as his tentacle swept past her to encircle the phone. "This one wonders why does the other not have a seat." It was more command than question, and Maeve obeyed slowly and reluctantly. She still wasn't entirely sure why the Hanar had called her here. Analdrun dialed in a number slowly, the bell on his leftmost tentacle tinkling as he did.

"This one's dear friend..." He began.
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« Reply #2 on: December 11, 2013, 10:15:18 pm »
Lokyan's mood soured when he heard the Hanar's voice. "What do you want, Analdrun?" he asked, cutting the jellyfish off. Since the Hanar could not hear him, he gestured, beckoning Hyun to return. "I take it you don't want to relinquish your hold on our little planet?"
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« Reply #3 on: December 11, 2013, 10:35:47 pm »
Samuil Sobakov had been on this planet for less than a week, and he liked it. It reminded him of omega, just without the threat of depressurization.

He sat alone in a private booth at his favourite bar, watching the crowd. He was one of the few people there who appreciated the tavern motif. Every one else who came here did so to get drunk, fight, and have sex; Occasionally all at the same time. Not that any of it bothered him. Sam couldn't recall a time when it did.

A scantily clad Asari approached the table with a silver tray and picked up Sam's empty bottles.

"I'll bring you out another bottle soon, deary." The asari said in the most seductive way she could have possibly mustered.

"It usually takes a week or two of constant modification before Asari usually start calling me deary." Sam thought aloud. After a pause, Sam clued back into reality. "Pardon my manners sweet, thank you."

The Asari seemed a bit disturbed by what he had said. She turned and walked away. As she turned, Sam noticed a small chip on the back of her neck. It was a common sight around here. The chips acted as shock collars, but less noticeable. They were most commonly used to incapacitate rowdy sex slaves in brothels, but Sam had seen them used for almost all other types of permanent slaves as well. He used the zoom function to follow the chip as the Asari made her way back across the room. An insignia on the corner denoted that the chip was made on Omega, which he found odd considering they were being manufactured here as well for cheaper. The slave must have started out on omega and then shipped here, he guessed. It's the only conclusion that made sense.

Sam went back to staring at the empty bench across from him, waiting for either his new bottle of watered-down vodka to arrive or for his client to show up.
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« Reply #4 on: December 11, 2013, 11:06:45 pm »
Asas Sukuu sat quietly in her booth, her black eyes scanning the crowd that filled the Tavern. Officially, this city was a neutral place, for traders and meetings between the two Pirate Lords that ruled the planet, but unofficially, Analdrun ran a lot of his business through it. Not that he- it?- was the only one guilty of it, her own captain ran a lot of goods through his own 'Neutral Cities', but at least he had the decency to abolish slavery within his borders. The slave trade was alive and well here, and it made Asas instinctively rub the scar tissue on the back of her neck.

Asas had been born a slave, and the Drell woman had spent the majority of her life under masters like Analdrun, until Lokyan and Hyun had killed her master shortly after their return to the Galaxy at large. She'd spent a good deal of time studying Shinobi arts under Hyun, and had taken up Jujutsu, the art of fighting armed or armoured opponents either unarmed or with a small blade, to that effect, she carried a tanto alongside her normal silenced pistol. The first of many infiltrator units, she spent a lot of time inside Analdrun's cities, and one of the new arrivals did indeed catch her eye...
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Re: Pirate Campaign
« Reply #5 on: December 11, 2013, 11:11:21 pm »
The blonde haired man with an eye patch reclined back in his chair at the bar.  The crowd around him was growing rather large at the moment.  Asari slaves risked hours of brutal punishment just to wander by to take a glimpse of what was going on.

"All in."  The man said with a smirk as he pushed a mammoth stack of credit chits into the center of the table.  He reclined back in his chair once more, taking a drink from one of the Asari slaves and sipping on it with a smirk.  The crowd grew silent.

"You seem to have caught me at a disadvantage."  The man across from him spoke. For a pirate, the man was remarkably well dressed, almost as if he was nobility of some sort.  Being one of the most successful pirates in the traverse had that effect.  Few people in the bar wouldn't recognize Captain Johannes Alberic

"I do not have enough credits to continue."  Captain Alberic continued.  "I could supplement the bet with merchandise from my latest excursion.  We have quite a bit of medical supplies that would fetch a nice price..."

"My dear John, I am not interested in your drugs, or your slaves, or the newest shipment of erotic VI simulations you've stolen.  But your ship...Now that would make for an interesting wager."  The blonde man with the eye patch interrupted.

"You must be mad!"  Captain Alberic shouted in protest.  "I will not risk my...."

"That is a 20 million credit bet on the table right there.  Now you can either fold and walk away with your tail between your legs.  Or you can put that lovely ship of yours in the pot.  The choice is yours.  Unless you are too much of a coward.  In that case I would simply walk away."  The blonde man was calling the captain out and putting his very honor on the table.  The people around were getting anxious.  They were looking for a show.  Alberic could not back out now.

"I agree."  Alberic said with stern look.  The crowd gasped in shock.

"Well then, after you."  The blonde man retorted.

Alberic laid his cards out on the table.  "Four kings."  He said as he spread the cards out before the one eyed blonde man.  Alberic sat there with a triumphant look in his eyes.  The crowd began to stir, but the blonde man simply sat there reclined.

Then with one hand, he flipped over all five of his cards, spreading them out across the tattered felt.  "Straight flush..."  The crowd erupted.  The blond man simply smiled and tipped his drink to the Captain, who was too stunned to move.

The blonde man stood up, wiping the mass of credit chits off the table and into his long brown coat.  "Docking bay 6 was it, Captain?  I trust you will keep your word and I will find no trouble getting to my new ship yes?"

Captain Alberic simply sat there unresponsive.

"Well then I believe our business here is done.  I have a new ship to tend to."  The blonde man said as he flicked a credit chit towards an Asari slave and made his was through the crowd towards the exit.

"Mr Westen!"  Alberic's voice boomed from behind him, and the blonde man paused for a moment and turned to face him.

"You may take my ship, but the next time we meet, I will have your head!"

The one eyed blonde man simply smiled.  "It is Captain Westen once again.  Remember that."  And with that Tobias walked triumphantly out of the bar.

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« Reply #6 on: December 11, 2013, 11:26:14 pm »
"This one does not seek a battle. This one desires to merely speak. To speak as... friends. Come to this one's cabin. This one is certain the other will see the value in coming to an agreement." Analdrun awaited the drell's reply.

Thema, a tall, strong and well-armed black woman, stood just behind the Hanar, holding her arms behind her back in a militant 'at ease' pose.
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« Reply #7 on: December 11, 2013, 11:31:38 pm »
Lokyan placed his hand over his face. "Well. I suppose it is your turn to host one of our little gatherings. I'll be on your ship within half a standard hour, I take it we're taking the usual security measures?"
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« Reply #8 on: December 11, 2013, 11:37:48 pm »
"The other understands this one's intention well." Said Analdrun before closing the comm channel, placing the phone back on its holster.
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« Reply #9 on: December 11, 2013, 11:47:49 pm »
"Lokyan..." Hyun began in her native tongue, but she was cut off by the Drell.

"I know you want to come." He replied in the same language. "But you of all people know that if he turns on me in there, and I don't walk out alive, you're the only one that can keep our little revolution going." He smiled a little. "Besides, you know that Hanar make for shitty Sushi."

"Fine. But you better take some Shinobi with you, it's our one advantage over him, promise that you will."

"I Promise." He said as he walked away. "Pick your favourites and have them meet me at the shuttle."

It wasn't long until the Drell, five pirates, and six Shinobi were aboard the shuttle, headed for the belly of Analdrun's slave ship.

(Yeah. I need to sleep. I'm out.)
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« Reply #10 on: December 12, 2013, 12:00:55 am »
"Lousy human!" The Spartan's boatswain shouted at Owen Garibaldi.

"What?" the poor powdermonkey woke from his cramped corner.  It felt like he'd just lain down to sleep.

"Get up, you two-eyed bastard!" The boatswain kicked him, "Captain's already ashore and we've got supplies to get."

Owen got up quickly; life on the Spartan had been hellish since he and the other smugglers on the Dour Dalatrass had been impressed into service by Captain Vane.  Most of the others from his ship were dead; the crew liked to use the fresh meat as the storming parties when they took other ships.  He quickly grabbed his tenchcoat and hat.

"Are we taking arms, bos'un?" He asked, earning him a slap in the face.

"Did I tell you that you could talk, you stupid fucker?  We're going into neutral territory--no arms, not for the likes of you anyway.  Now come on!"
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« Reply #11 on: December 12, 2013, 02:35:50 am »
Tobias stood aboard the bridge of his new ship.  It was glorious.  Of all the ships in the galaxy he could have cheated a man out of, this was by far the best one.  It was big, fast, heavily armed, and looked like a palace.  Sure Alberic clearly had a flare for the dramatic with what the satin drapes and gold trim.  Tobias would have to redecorate some.  But fortunately for him, the bulk of Alberic's crew opted to stay under his charge.  Apparently Tobias' name still carried weight around the galaxy.  The fantastically fictional tales of how he single-handedly defeated an army of alien monsters also helped.  They, of course, were impossibly huge exaggerations on the truth.  But people, especially pirates, liked to talk.  And they liked a good tale as well.  Leave it to them to blow the whole thing out of proportion.  It suited Tobias' need anyway.  But based on the man whose chest he just recently impaled on the bridge with his sword, he'd need a new pilot.  That was unfortunate, especially for the aforementioned man who was impaled.  Apparently when Tobias offered to let any crew member depart without malice or repercussions, the pilot instead chose to try and stab Tobias in the throat.  Clearly it did not end well for the pilot.  No matter.  He knew where another could be found.  But for now, the ship needed a new name.

"I shall call her, Claudia"

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« Reply #12 on: December 12, 2013, 01:19:14 pm »

"*hssk* We've been expecting you, clanless one."

Three rotund volus filled the lower half of the narrow hallway. The middle had his hands on his hips and was two steps ahead of the rest, clearly dominant among the group.

"*hssk* Follow." He spun on his heel and waddled on ahead of the other two,  the three making an arrow down the hallway.  "And don't *hssk* touch anything."

The narrow hallway was a glass-enclosed space held high above the cargo hold of the enormous space vessel, and the Hanar used it to watch the progress and health condition of the slaves below, and the enormous crowd of the diverse, but largely drell, population of slaves, had now had begun thinning out as more left the ship to be sold in the city auction.
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« Reply #13 on: December 12, 2013, 01:54:19 pm »
Lokyan bristled at the 'Clanless' comment. It was true, of course, his own ancestors had seen to that, but he couldn't help but feel it was pointed at his cause, his search for a new planet for his people. In the end, this planet, the one that hadn't even been named, was what he needed, and the damned Jellyfish was his only barricade. His eleven crewmembers at his back, Lokyan couldn't help but feel his eyes wander through the slaves that were crowded in the horrid conditions below him. Mostly Drell, he could see the abuse on their faces, as he had seen it the numerous other times he had come aboard. With Amonkira as my witness, he thought, sending a silent prayer to those down below, I will free you from this torment, and you will feel the warm air in your scales once more.

Aloud he said, "Hissathe, Siharme" It was ancient Drell, an almost forgotten language that almost none of his people remembered. In English it meant, 'Be ready, my warriors.'
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« Reply #14 on: December 12, 2013, 02:36:24 pm »
The door slid open, and the drell, his posture like that of a prince, strode past the volus into the room, two armed drell just behind him. From its position at the head of the table, the Hanar glowed with a pulsating blue as its tentacles drifted, gesturing to the seat just to the right of itself.

"This one welcomes the recent other with peaceful and generous intent and kindly offers the other a seat of great honor."
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