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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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    It was obvious that Funani was a bit disturbed by Brent's actions. Then again that was pretty normal for most people and even when he did notice he rarely cared. Whenever he did anything he was never really ashamed of it. If someone had a problem with something he did they could say so.

    As he stood there dripping dry the man watched, or rather heard the Jawa give a huff. It was like a small puppy doing a snort, rather cute. Good thing Brenton's face was not visible when he heard the noise. However he did follow it up with some mocking mouth movements as he pulled out his personav. He hoped it had not been damaged by the water. But thankfully it was not. All the same the rebel marked the place on his personav.

    The Jawa came back though, and quickly tried grabbing for his flask. But Brent just held it over his own head, too high for the short guy to reach. "Get your own rum" But Funani quickly explained his thinking. Brent saw the signs after he pointed them out. "Well um....I guess we try to find hiding spots?"

    Screwing on the top of his flask he stowed it away along with his personav and readied his R5 rifle. There were some ferns growing around the base of one of the trees and it was thick enough to perfectly hide his brown armor and clothing. Plus it was partially shaded. There was no way the approaching figures would see him giving him an advantage when Funani and he decided to attack.

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    Funani certainly was mentally cursing his short stature when Brent just held the flask up above his head then again Funani maybe should of thought of that when he decided to make a grab at the flask. Still the large oaf got the point, and he suggested they hide oh well look at that he can actually be useful, if death lingered about.

    Funani nodded in agreement or rather his hood nodded as that was the only thing visible to Brent. Funani now scouted the site and noticed the minor waterfalls that were the source of water for this area. Funani wobbled his way there with trademark Jawa gracefulness. As Funani neared he was something that would be perfect for him, the natural hill and edge of the dune the oasis was based out of provided a nice degree of shade and there was a small space behind the falling water thanks to erosion.

    Funani cling to the surprisingly rocky wall sidestepping into the area. His vision was distorted by the white falling water but hopefully that meant it would distort the vision of the Tuskens as well. Funani however couldn't see or here anything thanks to this shield of water meaning that he would have to risk peeking out to see. Funani figured then that he would wait for the sound of gun fire or angry Tusken deciding to use the waterfall as target practice. Funani got out his trusty blaster Emilee holding it tight to his person for fear of exposing himself if he caused a disturbance in the water.

    Funani then waiting as moisture started to build up with his anxiety, his clothes slowly getting wet and uncomfortable, but Funani didn't dare move an inch. Holding his breath in as years of experience dealing with these people and hiding from things on countless scouting and salvaging expeditions. Waiting though due to the water he couldn't perceive the encroaching group of Tuskens that were now start to enter the Oasis.

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    He was being sneaky, super sneaky. He tried to focus his attention on not looking like anything but a shadow. In the bushes his eyes squinted as his body hunkered down. The man unclipped a fragmentation grenade from his belt as the group of sand people, or tusken raiders or whatever they were called, got closer.

    When they were within range he waited a moment until a nice group of four were together and tossed it. The orb arched over head into the blue sky before coming back down. Thunk, it hit the sand between them with a great toss. The looked down, one of them muttered something and then BOOM! Two of them were killed instantly, the other two thrown away and out of commision. In the next few moments they would die of their wounds. But that left three for Funani and himself to clean up. For now they did not know where he was still but their guard had been raised.

     
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    Things were going just peachy for Funani. He was hiding the sand people were blissfully unaware that there was a jawa who was *this* close to crapping himself when all of sudden the world exploded. Before Funani could register that loud ear deafening noise he felt something whoosh by his head and dig itself into the wall. It was a teeny tiny piece of shrapnel that had it landed just 4 cm to the left would have at worse killed the Jawa and at best give him some non-consensual reconstructive face surgery. Adrenaline rushed, life flashed before his eyes, and years on the sands of Tatooine kick in.

    The Jawa quickly moved out of the waterfall area to get a view on his foes. Suddenly the tuskens found themselves gazing at a pair of glowing eyes filled with murderous intent.

    "Yippee ki yay hkeek nkulla!" The Jawa shouted before firing 3 shots taking out momentarily surprised group. Two would find effective purchase hitting the unarmored upper chests of both of them killing them almost instantly. The third raider would dive for cover and take a glancing blow to the lower belly that would rupture his stomach. While he may not be dead yet like a broken bottle of Jawa juice he was running out quickly.

    The two remaining raiders would open fire at the insane Jawa with their primitive slug throwers. Bullets started whisking by Funani. Funani panicked and dove for the nearest thing resembling cover which was the pond of the Oasis. Finding his face eating wet mushy sand, Funani was fighting every urge to start flailing about in some visually confusing display of ineptitude. A few shot entered the water one grazing the Jawa's back tearing up his robe a small bit and giving him a minor flesh wound. It did nothing but cause the Jawa to yelp causing an intake of water and now having the once clear water turn a faint shade of red around Funani's generally area.

    Well the bright side that left two Raiders that now switched to their gaderffi sticks and were now moving in on Funani. Leaving them unaware of Brent's presence.

    Rolled for shooting the raiders (minor success)
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    Brent still had the element of surprise. He would be lying if he was going to say he was not going to be taking advantage of the distraction Funani had just made. The little Jawa was ballsy at least despite his small stature. aaawww, he looks so cute and funny when he's getting shot at. Though I should probably do something I guess...

    Oh right, I've got a blaster. Suppose I should use it! He brought his DH-7 to bear and fired off four shots at two of the natives. Each shot blind sided them, silencing their own weapons perminently. That left only the one injured one. He could probably still fight. "Hey yellow eyes! You alright?" He shouted from his position. By now with only one guy left there was probably little to no need for him to stay stealthy. However he did stay in cover in case there was some tenacious spirit left in the lone survivor.

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    Funani kept his head down before hearing some vague blaster shots and silence. He poked his head out. a tiny bit his eyes and ears just barely coming over the water. He saw brent and some dead people. Well one dude was making a lot of noise then again dying kinda does that.

    "Other then this..."Funani was interrupted by a his lungs deciding that it didn't sand anywhere inside resulting a cough fit. "Karking sand I swallowed, I'm fine." Funani would walk out of the the slightly defiled water of the lush pond and walk up to brent. He was glad to be finally over with that attack and maybe the rest of his time back on Tatooine would be nice and uneventful... Wait why was he feeling that uncomfortable feeling that he was lying to himself? He look towards his partner completely ignoring the fact that a spot at the back of his robes were mildly stained in blood.

    "So what do we do know? We found this place. It's marked and we even repelled the locals. We might be done here." The Jawa exhaled not going to lie he was hoping the next words would be to get the kark off this stinking planet. Still his ideas then drew back to the hutt that sent them here. Funani wondering for when they got back and if now he would to be like "You completed the quest here's money, xp and a contract with the guild!" Yeah he had doubts.

    "Right we should go tell that hutt. Hopefully he'll just be happy with this, but we might have the strong arm him a bit. After this whole thing blows over you want go trash a local cantina or something?" Funani said. A drink sounded really nice to Funani right about now.

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    Taking out his spent cartridge Brent replaced it with a new one just in case. Moving towards the Jawa he looked towards the dying man or at least the direction the sounds came from. Seeing that Funani was alright the Jedi moved around the tusken raiders, or sand people, whatever they went by. One of them had a gaderffii stick from one of them and a cycler rifle from another along with ammunition while his shorter counterpart spoke.

    "Whomever we're meeting with I want a drink first. Actually two drinks. One that's water and one that isn't." He groaned remembering how thirsty he was again. "Come on yellow eyes. Let's get going." He waved his hand over his shoulder and restarted his personav to help them find their way back to town and hopefully a well stocked drinking establishment.

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