After a very exciting, near death experience that I survived thanks to the Doc, it may behoove me to start a log like our former captain. I have to share some how.
After some much need R and R to get rid of this compounded headache, I headed off to make a quick replacement of the vehicle we lost. I was lucky to happen a upon a big parking lot with good replacement and an easy to remove VIN number.
I took the vehicle to a diner where the rest of the crew were working on getting a secure communication. Turns out things were getting a little deeper than expected. Despite Grint and Doc stalling with fake repairs, Rio was stuck in a hidden power shaft. Down a ventilator shaft into to unknown territory? Hell yeah i am there! After a few bumps I made it down to Rio. Smart, beautiful, mysterious and deadly. She had a simple plan, she'd move to a hidden spot and wait for the guards to walk by and then pincer attack them. Of course the simplest plans go a rye, some how they spot her and we end a up a bit of fire fight. We prevail, but Rio took a few hits, she just walks them off and hacks the door open. I made the bodies disappear while Rio got what she needed done. A traitor in Janos' crew, paid by Attellis Faede, the guy Rio also traced the tracking device to.
We quickly escape out an other ventilator shaft successfully, not mentioning any alarms. After meeting up with Grint and the Doc we "return" the truck back to Colton and get some info on Faede's favourite hangout, a dodgy gambling club. Of course this clearly is my calling. After a nights rest, Grint gets to work aptly repairing the ship while the Doc aids him, Rio goes on the hunt for info and work at the docks, and I head to the gambling club.
Oh the thrill of risk and the unknown as the cards turn everytime, even losing is strangely fun. They got extremely unwelcomming at the mention of the word splicer, this was clearly a dead end for my skill set. So I just gambled, and every time I tried to walk away, lady luck showed a bit of interest in me and I won the pot. Not enough to make what I lost back, but enough to make my new friends more enemies. I was quickly introduced to a gun that belong to this man's mother. After finally getting to leave, I felt I was definitely being followed quite a ways before they gave up. Rio, was watching some videos when I got back to the ship. I was too tired to really care. She and Grint at least had a successful day.
Next day is always a new day. Going to fancy hotel with a nice a gambling establishment to find Dragus. I get to pull out some finer clothes and place my holdout blaster in my pocket. The gents and I get to eat dinner while Rio goes under cover as a working girl. Grint has been getting a lot of cake for his son lately, he seems worried about something with him. What do i know about human parents. I digress, Rio gets a lead pretty quickly and disappears up the turbo lift and is gone for along time, I mean a long enough to start getting worried and for Grint to hit on the waitress. The Doc even started pacing. She finally radios in that it was the wrong guy she is alright, what was she doing all that time…
I decide to start walking the halls of the hotel. Run into some Rodians body guards on the 14th floor and decide to play drunk. Got to the 15th floor and see some of our cyber buddies patrolling the floor. I try following them, but get thwarted by a potted plant. Time to play drunk again. Forceful grip they have there as I get thrown back into the turbo lift. Knowing the floor made it a little easier for Rio to hack the system and find the exact room. We head to the roof, which is guarded by two more cyber bullies. We sneak around them and scan the room, which contains two guys.
We head back down to the 15th floor, Grint tries to gerryrig a card key reader, it didn't go so hot, but it looked cool. We wait for the guards to pass, and we sneak to the door where Rio and Grint quickly try to hack into it. First attempt failed. They start making the second attempt, the Doc starts walking to in the direction where the goons would come from. Rio and Grint fail again, talking, gun shots. Look around the Doc took out both goons like he take out the trash! Rio shoots out the lock on the door, but too late the guys are alerted to us and gun fire ensues. Rio and I both take hits, while Grint is possesed by some war god and takes Dragus down in a flurry of well placed shots and Rio finishes off the guard. The Doc quickly stabilizes Dragus, we do kind of need him alive. Now we are in a fancy hotel room, with a dead body and unconscious powerful slave trafficker… oh and bleeding.