Okay, gang, wonderful work, as always. (As always, responses pooled from various websites).
Unfortunately, this update comes to a somewhat anticlimactic stopping point and leaves you to re-consider a decision you already all made.
The only reason I did this is time. I wanted to write the next bit, as well, when you guys actually do go to the planned meeting with "Blondie", but it took me forever just to get this section done and I donít want to keep you guys waiting too long for an update. As it is, itís been more than a week!
So consider this more informational than interactive. At the end, you are faced with the decision of whether or not to continue to your planned meeting. Granted, some new developments may cause you to re-evaluate that decision (well, if youíre a wimp they will).
Otherwise, if you guys just want to keep the existing plan of going to the meeting a (and getting there early, as many of you suggested), then you donít have to write detailed replies, just indicate that youíd like to "proceed" or "continue".
However, this isnít to discourage you from coming up with new ideas, if you like, or talking to the bartender some more. As usual, new and creative input is always welcome!
Now onto the new stuff!
First thingís first! Both Ling_Ster
and Sith Lord Chaos
were in favor of drinking the fizzy glug! Donít worry, Chaos
, Dr. Pepper is non-alcoholic in the SW universe just as it is in our own!
There was complete unanimity in the decision to go make the meeting with "Blondie" (as she will be known until you learn otherwise). Ling_Ster
wanted to go 15 minutes early, scope the place out and await trouble, possibly in an alcove or concealed space. Those sentiments were echoed by Sith Lord Chaos
who also suggested putting the poncho on first to further disguise yourself. MurderWeapon
also suggested leaving early and putting on the poncho. And Ling_Ster
both suggested checking out the stormie belt once you are free from prying eyes. If you all opt to go ahead with the plan, these existing suggestions will be implemented.
Now, with regards to the bartender, most people seemed to be suggesting a polite declination of her invitation. Actual dialogue here was provided by Findswoman
, with Sith Lord Chaos
adding that you should definitely exchange contact numbers.
suggested a promise of returning to the bartender later, while CorranHorn
and Darth Delicious
seemed to suggest taking her up on her offer.
So I opted for an "open ended" approach, gently declining the offer of work for now, while promising to stay in touch, keeping the possibility of changing your mind later.
Findswoman also suggested more conversation with the bartender before leaving, asking specifically about the security chief she mentioned. Chewie
said you should mention your meeting to her and MurderWeapon
suggested you ask her about Blondieís friends.
I think Ling_Ster
speaks for the whole group when he says ignore the prostitute.
And a gold star to CorranHorn
for coming up with our characterís alias, "Deak Starkiller" and for also making sure to get for the bartenderís name, as well!
Now, despite the overwhelming consensus in favor of ignoring the Twiílek-in-distress (Findswoman, Sith Lord Chaos, MurderWeapon
all suggested leaving well enough alone), here is one instance where I am going to overrule the majority and go withÖChewie
ís chivalrous suggestion to intervene! Itís much more fun to do something than nothing, so, in this case, majority be damned! You can all blame Chewie
for what happensÖ
You are at the bar in the Gateway Saloon, chatting with the bartender, pondering whether or not to proceed with your meeting in light of the Trooper's warning...
backpack containing -
change of clothes
bottle of booze
control pad for ship
data pad with technical schematics
seemingly forgotten credit stick (as noticed by Findswoman
) WHAT DO YOU DO?