Aaid and Goto worked on “Rot Gut” to try and begin a celebration of past victories. The goal to is to include as much drinking as possible and inebriate as many Marara crew as possible. Aaid manages to convince other crew members to join them in the celebration, and drink “Rot Gut”s brew. They were surprisingly hesitant. During the conversation with the crew they related to “Rot Gut”, and incidentally Aaid and Goto, where the Marara crew are currently stationed. They were then taken to engineering. Once there Goto noticed that it is very likely the Marara are using the Yara’s parts to fix up their engine.
Only one of the engineers agreed to attend the party. The other, Lamia, stated that the Yara is beyond salvage, and that there was a destroyer in system and they needed to get the Marara upgraded as quickly as possible. Goto managed to convince Lamia that she would be of service in the work. Aaid and “Rot Gut” continue on to gather the rest of the crew, except those on the bridge.
Lamia does her best to try and convert Goto. It’s possible she succeeded a bit, but so far Goto has opted to stay wary.
Aaid continues on his tour with “Rot Gut” as they make their way to the cargo hold. There they attempt to convince Master Scourge to join their celebration. At the direction of Master Scourge, Aaid and “Rot Gut” are to head back to the Yara, to get some better drinks, bring them back to the Marara and have their party in the cargo hold.
At the excavation site, Afendi does his best to try and speed the process up. Obviously his yelling does nothing to increase the progress of Ravonis, Miraj, and Helima. Doing their best to maintain appearances no “shenanigans” are attempted. But after some time the guards watching them start to slack off. Ravonis was able to convince the guards to search the cabin of the excavator and then assist with mapping out the dig site.
In the med bay, thanks to some gently provided incentives from Tomma, and targeted questions from Sinovar, we learned the following:
-27 crew of the Marara
-Marara is armed with auto-cannon, rail gun, and torpedos.
-The rest of the Marara crew are going through the Yara.
-We told them all about our founder’s dig, that’s how they knew (looking at you Goto).
-The Marara operates out of the Coupier(sp) belt, that’s where their base is at the Scar on the Dark.
-Master Patch knows the “all clear”.
-Possibly at least a half dozen crews operating out of The Scar.
- is the most powerful ship in their a armada.
-5/6 left on the ship looting.
-We have 30-60 minutes until they have to check in.
With information in hand, a Tomma and Sinovar opt to wake up Shaheeda and try to take the Yara back.
Shaheeda and Tomma begin to move to clear the ship of interlopers. They activate the fire alarm. Two of the Marara crew jump onto the loader, while a third starts to drive it out of the cargo hold. Shaheeda and Tomma quickly respond and attack. Shaheeda started the cargo bay door closing, while Tomma attacked those on the cargo loader.
While the fight raged in the cargo bay, Sinovar attempted to blind the Marara to the Yara’s planned distress signal. Just as the cargo bay door was raising Aaid and “Rot Gut” step onto the Yara. Aaid pushed “Rot Gut” off of the ship. Shaheeda finished the final remaining Marara crew. With the Yara under our control again, we allowed “Rot Gut” Kareem back onto the ship while Shaheeda takes the newly wounded Tomma back to the med-bay.
Sinovar manages to connect with everyone except Livea.
Kareem was polite enough to provide us with a complete rundown of the Marara crew. With his help we opt to try and convince the good crew of the Marara to join us.
Ravonis convinced Afendi to allow him to lead them in prayer, during the prayer Miraj killed the Marara crew with the excavator. Something inside him enjoyed it, something inside him, smiled. He was able to delete the excavator cabin camera footage.
Fighters are dispatched to deal with the Marara. There is a brief exchange, one of the fighters is destroyed and the Marara leaves atmosphere having taken damage.
Info about the Draconite base is provided to the Legion destroyer.
All of the crew that we rescued is given a choice to join us, or just go home. “Rot Gut” wants to go home along with 3 of the other 4. Samsi opted to join our outfit and help. Sinovar and Goto manage to set up everyone with new fake IDs so they could start over. The prisoners, the Medical officer missing a lower leg, and Helakamir are handed over to the authorities. Helakamir specifically got handed over to Spec Ops. We also notified the authorities that they will need to evacuate people around the area as this site could become explosive soon.
After a few more hours of continued digging, we clear a path to the airlock of the buried ship.