Ask  Tatooine Launderin' for Some Water

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  1. Funani Avanti

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    Location: Deserts around Mos Espa Spaceport, Tatooine

    Time: 16:44 Local time

    "How the hell did I rope myself into this?" Funani wondered to himself as he found himself roaming the deserts of Tatooine. A planet that was at the top of his list of places to never ever go back to. Yet here he was back again.

    It all started when Funani had decided to go by his lonesome to a bar in Corellia where he got to drinking. He remembered the first few drinks he had. He was having a good time trying some famous corellian whiskey which was some real good stuff. Things started to get a little fuzzy around his 4th glass. The last words he remembered hearing was "Hey tiny dude you gotta try some of this!". Next thing he knew he woke up with a raging hangover on a ship he never saw before. Music was blaring at max volume from a PEA droid and a man who had a faint sense of familiarity to him was at the helm. Funani did the logical thing: find his blaster and hold him at gun point asking what kriff was going on.

    That was he met Brent. Brent then explained that he apparently came willingly and he was to help him on a job. Funani still confused then learnt that in his drunken stupor he had gotten into a fight, won, and started drinking with Brent and a bunch of members of the IBC. He had talked up how great Tatooine would be for an investment opportunity for these guys, especially the businesses of Mos Espa Spaceport and how he knew a bunch of people and could get the deal worked out and everything.

    So when they got to Tatooine and walked up to the offices of the Hutt who ran Mos Espa they were nearly laughed out of the door. The Hutt running things couldn't be believe that some Jawa and a random space mechanic were indeed representatives for one of the most powerful guilds in the galaxy. Then they showed him the contracts and paperwork needed to establish trade links with the guild, which looked either to be the real McCoy or a convincing fake. Funani then explained to him that the guild wanted to buy up businesses to use as a shell deposit for members of the guild. They get to launder a ton of their income into a nice tax exempt source, the Hutt would get a giant influx of credits coming to him, everyone wins.

    The Hutt still wasn't convinced though so he decided to send Brent and Funani on a wild goose chase to get rid of them. There was rumors of a Oasis filled with water and trees somewhere around the desert of Mos Espa. As a sign of good faith the Hutt wanted the duo to find this Oasis and clear it of any Tusken Raiders or wild life that may have set up camp around it. If they succeeded the Hutt would get nice supply of water for Mos Espa and would then take the risk in accepting the venture, if they failed they were no longer his problem.

    So that's how Funani ended up combing the desert on a planet he hated, looking for something that probably didn't exist with someone he just met on a drunken night. He was ready to give up when a sight amongst the dunes got his attention. Down in one of the Sand valleys seemed to be one sight that looked off... like things were sprouting up from the ground and something was reflecting off in the distance.

    Link to Dice thread going to let Dara Start off the rolling since he's more familiar than me with this

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    How long had he been walking? He did not know. He was panting a bit heavily as he walked through the desert. But it was gonna be worth it. He knew it would be. It had to be. His extra sense knew it. Was that The Force or was it some other force like how the protagnoist in every movie does a daring act and still seems to believe against all odds they were going to come out on top. They called that ‘plot armor’ if he remember correctly. Either way, his current armor was not feeling that great considering the extremes of the situation.

    Go float yourself ya stinkin desert.” He said aggressivly as he climbed up a dune. “I’m gonna look karking badass walking up to this meeting. This partner is gonna be like ‘damn you look so dope coming through the hazy desert like that. I wish I could be you. I bet you get all the girls and have a ton of money even though you’re smart enough to not need either of those’. Yeah. That’s what this guy...or gal is gonna say.” Brent nodded a few times to himself from under his hood that was protecting him from the oppressive twin suns above. “Yeah. Fury Drast the Badass. That’s what everybody thinks even if they won’t admit it.”


    As he crested the dune he saw the oasis ahead. His shoulders dropped in relief as he saw the Oasis. Maybe he had been blitzed a lot longer than he would have liked to admit. Full gear combined with a night long rager plus the climate and continued consumption of alcohol without any sleep was probably not a good idea.

    Wait. How did I get out here again?” The last thing he remembered... but he did not finish he thought as the little brown figure in the hazy distance. He almost forgot, his partner was a Jawa. He probably was sitting comfortable on this planet. He had to be. This was his home planet. This is where all jawas came from and they had to like their birthplace right? Raising a personav in the air he signaled to his cohort. The metal casing glinting in the light. Then he dropped his hand quickly hoping maybe the Jawa had not been looking. Waving a hand like that was not ‘cool’ and Fury Drast was sooooooo cool.
     
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    Funani saw in the direction of the Oasis a silhouette obscured by the wavy haze of Tatooine heat. He was remembering why he hated this place, as the Jawa blinked to make sure that he hadn't just gone insane and started hallucinating, that was surprisingly common here along with just finding the occasional skeleton in the sand of someone who just dropped dead. The one nice thing about being back here was that he could now reaffirm his decision to leave this hellhole, though a part wonder about his pare- No, not now he had a job to do.

    Heading to Brent's signal light, The Jawa scurried his way there at a pace that felt fast for Funani but likely looked embarrassing from any other perspective. As the Jawa neared his hooded partner he started to slow letting himself catch a breath. The heat had a way of sapping all of your energy. The Jawa had to take a few heavy breaths before he could utter a word. He then noticed that Brent looked to be in full armor, and well clearly had the look of someone who never been in a desert planet, sigh he would need to be desert guide as well."Glad to see you made it. Travel light next time, trust me the desert will try to kill you more than any beast or blaster." Funani said impassively, it was just a fact that this planet seemed to hate the fact that living things existed on it. "Anyways, I'm just glad that Hutt wasn't full of dooka... wouldn't mind a swim in that water actually..." Of course Funani didn't know how to swim he never needed to know nor could learn thanks to the large abundance of heat and sand. Still it just looked so appealing, no wonder sand people worshiped water, oh yeah them.

    Well, sadly finding this place was likely the easy part. All sorts of critters might be using that, force forbid a krayt dragon is calling that place home. Funani couldn't help but shutter at that, sure he may have charged a Dianoga trying to eat his best friend Oddi, but it's was accepted among most locals that if a Krayt dragon was nearby you ran, even if it meant abandoning your home.

    "If it ain't critters there might be sand people, those bantha crap crazy people worship water, think they own all of it. They won't go down without a fight."
    Funani then took out a pair of binoculars started to scan the area hoping that life might just throw them a freebie and just have it be abandoned, that would be nice. Funani; however, knew he was just whispering sweet nothings into his ear.

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    Funani talked, like he was not expecting him or her, it, to talk so much. Brent kept walking once arriving at the oasis. "yeah.yeah..." He did not even take off his clothing as he began to walk into the water in the oasis. "yeah.. yeah.........yeah ................... yeah" He stopped when he was mostly submerged in the relativly cool liquid. Taking a deep gulp of the water he did not care about bugs or contaminants. In a few minutes he would focus on cleansing himself of anything harmful but for now he just wanted water and a way to cool off. It was not very deep so the man had to roll a little in the water to get completely covered in water.

    Getting up he heard his Jawa cohort finish talking. "Isn't calling them sand people kind of racist?" he asked. Walking out of the pool his clothes were darkened from the water and beaded onto the sand before quickly being absorbed. "where are we fighting these guys anyways? I thought we were just here to take those bankers out for a good time. Oh wait... I was the one with the plan. What was it again?" As he tried to think up what his assignment had been he pulled out a flask and took a deep gulp of warm one hundred proof alcohol. It was not pleasant but the Drast had already commited to drinking the warm spirit and he was not about to shy away from it now. Finishing his sip he wiped hiss mouth with a still damp sleeve only making his mouth wet again.
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    Funani couldn't quite believe what he was dealing with after seeing Brent wade into the water, granted the poor fella looked like he needed water badly. Damn didn't this guy pack a flask? Funani was trying really hard not to laugh at Brent rolling around in the water. It just had a certain majesty to it, like a shark beaching itself. Funani couldn't tell if Brent was actually paying attention to single word he was saying so Funani assumed that he probably completely ignored him. He was surprised when Brent asked if it was racist to call Tuskens sand people.

    Funani couldn't help but flair up a bit in anger at the question. The memories of attacks and the constant anxiety that seemed ever present during much of his time here now flying through his head."Ask the people that live here that question. Everyone round here knows of a moisture farm or small town or trade convoy that got destroyed by those people." Funani was already peeved by that and then Brent asked why the hell they were here in the first place. Before Funani could answer he was already drinking from a flask... wait if he needed water why wouldn't he be drinking or filling his flask with wa- Oh you got to be karking kidding.

    A sigh came from Funani as he took this moment to regret every life choice that brought him to this point. Funani was on the brink of punching Brent for the whole debacle but decided to just scout this kriffing place and get off this planet as fast as he could. I'm going to go do my job and search this place, can you just mark this place on your personal nav so we can show that hutt we've been here." Funani said as before walking away. He started to scan around the edge of the water carefully looking for anything that might tip him off about what had been here.

    It was surprisingly quiet and peaceful here which did nothing but cause a rise of anxiety from the Jawa. A place this nice didn't stay quiet for too long. Then something caught his eye in the water. He reached into feeling the cool refreshing liquid call to him. He pulled out what looked to be a chipped piece of wood. While it didn't have any finish it looked like someone carved it into shape. Funani studied it trying to figure out what the heck it was and then noticed that one of the trees had a low hanging branch removed from it. He then noticed nearby was a torn piece of fabric, That was odd, and then a smell came to Funani's nose. He followed it and then noticed a dark lump in the water that the smell came from. It took a bit for Funani to realize he was looking at actual crap, a rather large piece of droppings, too large for a humanoid but looked to be average for a Bantha...

    The little gears in Funani's head began to turn in Funani's head trying to figure out what was here if the crap still smelled than chances are it was fresh, it looked like the branch was purposefully torn off. What purpose would a stick serve? Oh Kark. Funani broke into a wobbling sprint back towards Brent. If Brent was still drinking from his flask then Funani would of grabbed it and chucked it into the water not caring what Brent would think. Quickly he would start spouting off at the bro.

    "Dude! Dude! Dude! We got a problem. We're not the only one's that's been here today. See this stick? This piece of Fabric? The fact that there's a massive pile of fresh crap over there? There's a good chance a san- Tusken was here. Chances are we not going to be alone for too long." Funani started hyperventilating after getting everything out. Panic starting to build up in him as he started to scan the horizon looking for anything that looked like a humanoid silhouette. Then he saw at one of dunes what seemed to be a group of people crossing over the top.

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