*Note: Order of events may not be correct.
The crew spent much of the time discussing and planning methods for obtaining the gem. Once it was determined that Whiner could either bump the bid or fool the bank transfer, the crew set about knowing the various bidders. The reasoning of which swung back and forth from getting a higher bid to knowing who might come after the crew.
- Kaltho the Hut: Moshta reached out to Thakba to find out more on Kaltho. It seems Thakba would be happy to see the Veradi clan embarrassed.
- Mil Mikkir: This Chagrain is unknown to the crew.
- Pos Podura: Young Twilek male who Jimothy found to be staying much deeper in Cloud City than reports lead to believe. Moshta followed Pos Podura to a bar and found the Twilek pouring his heart on the bar over his infatuation of “her”. It was noticed that Pos Podura himself is not of much monetary means.
- Zekra Fol: Zekra is blackmailing Jimothy to obtain records of the transfer of funds following the highest bid for the Jewel of Yavin. Plus any additional pieces of information that will assist Zekra in arresting Marus Greyson.
- Elaiza: This elderly Human female is unknown to the crew.
- Vorse Tabarith: Other than what the crew has heard from Aris, Vorse is a relative unknown.
The idea came to the crew to steal the gem before the auction if at all possible, so that they could focus on one item at a time. The crew realized that it would be possible to replace the gem. Jimothy tried to find a way to replicate the gem, and came up with no currently known method for creating a gem of the size and look of the Jewel of Yavin. Crafted gems tend to have a reddish or clear hue and the Jewel of Yavin has a bluish to lavender tint. The crew then came to the idea of replacing the gem with a hologram, so long as nobody tried to touch the gem.
To create the hologram Moshta approached the Lutrillian museum curator and inquired if there were artists that could create a hologram of the Jewel of Yavin for asthetics. The curator mentioned his niece Matita, who has been trying to get her work into the art gallery yet has been denied due to her low level of exposure. The crew went to meet with Matita and after finding out the equipment required, managed to steal what they needed from the museum’s warehouse.
Around this time Goram followed Burr Naxis, the human guard hired by Marus Grayson to watch the gem by day. He followed him to a casino then began to play sabac with Burr. After managing to loose a few hands Burr stated that Gantel Dro might be hiring as he is now short a guard on the night shift. Goram met with Gantel after his night shift and they discussed the job offer and opportunities. Gantel did mention a few times his unhappiness with the whole job. After a few days on the job Goram learned that Gantel was unhappy due to not being able to create the security layout he desired, plus he was only keeping with this job because Grayson had blackmailed him. Gantel let it slip that he originally tried to steal the gem. He would be very happy to get out of the blackmail and onto his own personal goals once again.
Goram provided Moshta with the chance to speak with Gantel, without implicating himself. Moshta found out that Gantel was willing to let everything go south, so long as Marus Grayson was unable to utilize his blackmail on Gantel, also Gantel expects a tip for “looking the other way”.
The crew made a plan to sneak the holographic artist into the museum and replace the Jewel of Yavin, this would require Goram’s support and would occur two days before the race and gala. The plan to replace the gem went well, though Jimothy wasn’t sure he properly turned off the cameras, plus the artist once she knew what was going on nearly freaked out. Moshta had to calm Matita down and she finished the job, but asked to never be contacted by them again. On the way out the crew ran into Gantel Dro who reinforced that they must give him a very nice tip for “looking the other way”.
Once outside the museum the crew felt elated, until they ran into a robed figure along the path. The robed female human did something to Moshta who then told Jimothy to give the nice lady the Jewel of Yavin, at this Jimothy began to run. Detta joined in on running at first until two large pieces of trash came flying at both Detta and Jimothy. Moshta began to come to his senses and thought something was weird about the whole situation. Jimothy continued to run and Detta fired at the robed figure. Managing to take a couple blaster hits the robed figure ignited a lightsaber and nearly cut Detta down. After taking another hit the robed figure went up to Moshta and yielded the fight, she then disappeared into the darkness.
The crew shaken by the attack of the robed figure, were distraught that their gunslinger extraordinaire happened to not be in the area during the attack. As it was the crew kept the Jewel of Yavin and began to contemplate just leaving now. Jimothy made a point to state that without evidence of Marus Grayson selling the gem, Jimothy would be hunted down by the ISB agent.
Onto the race…
As a side note Moshta Ly did contact some local smugglers and obtained 4000 gallons or 40 encumbrance of unspun tibanna gas and 2000 gallons or 20 encumbrance of spun tibanna gas. The cost to the team is 9,000 credits, the value ranges from 10,000 credits to 30,000 credits depending on the buyer.
Another portion I remember now:
Aris Shen met with the crew on their progress toward the heist. In an attempt to charm her Moshta Ly somehow ended up being charmed. Aris seems a bit taken with our Tagruta leader.
XP Gained: 26xp
- 10 for the session
- 5 for thinking outside the box
- 2 for not killing the force user
- 2 for infiltrating the guards and the museum
- 7 for stealing the gem
Those not in attendance receive 13xp