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  1. Eice Frex

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    In orbit above the planet Vrogas Vas, in the Outer Rim...

    Eice Frex guided her little pinnace along the guide-beam sent out by the Vrogas Vas space station, her hands resting lightly on the controls, feeling the thrum of the ship's twin engines as it moved through space.
    Eice had acquired the ship some time before, during an escape from captivity aboard a Blackrow Hyperlogistics facility orbiting the planet Ithor. Since then, the FR.1 utility pinnace had been repainted, its transponder codes changed, and was beginning to become a real home to the diminutive pilot, and to her lone shipmate.
    There was a chatter over the intercom, and Eice smiled to herself.
    "We're almost there, Jeeves, don't worry. We'll get the ship refueled, and I'll get you a nice mineral lubricant bath, that sound good?"
    There was a pleased-sound chatter as JV3, Eice's droid copilot, replied.
    Privately, Eice hoped that splurging for a full tank of fuel and an oil bath for Jeeves was within the budget. The Tintinna hoped that the two of them could find work at their destination, or else credits were going to start getting tight. Even so, if she didn't splurge on the necessities now, she would regret not doing so.
    And surely a stopover in a place like this won't lead to anything to exciting, will it?

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    How curious that the answer to his identity problem would come in the form of a mask. Henric had purchased the simple, yet intricate, piece of durasteel and plasteel that covered the top part of his face with a small cover that stopped just over the tip of his nose. There were shaded lenses for his eyes, allowing him to view normally despite the scarlet tint, and a small section on the bottom half of the mask could be extended to swing around to form a cover for the mouth and rest of the nose, making a full face mask as needed. It was a work of art, yet he was going to use it to protect his identity as best as he could when in places that the Republic might recognize him. Despite the form that looked like him still in prison, he could still be found out and his freedom revoked. For now, until he was powerful enough to not care of such things, he would need a new identity. The name eluded him for the moment, though.

    Wearing the mask, which was a perfect fit, Henric found himself waiting in one of the lower parts of the space station around Vrogas Vas as he contemplated his next moves. Nearby was the business office and private dock of a ship design company, Galaxy Dynamics. He could see their prototype that they were working on, two in fact, and had to admit he quite liked the design. If they were going to be doing some tests soon, he might just stay around and watch. He was a decent hand as a pilot, but he felt even he might be able to achieve true skill in such a craft. He wondered what it's name was, or if they had even given it one yet as it hadn't been completed for production yet. He'd wait a bit longer before going over to ask, maybe he could learn something that wasn't secret about it all.


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  3. Eice Frex

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    Eice set down in a hangar in one of the station's ring sections, lowering the boarding ramp of her ship and disembarking. Behind her, Jeeves clattered down as well, cranial turret rotating as he took in their surroundings.
    The place looked very much like any number of stations Eice had visited before. The hangar was busy with activity, and the little Tintinna looked around at the various ships and personnel going about their tasks. After a moment, she flagged down a maintenance droid, asking it to get someone to refuel her ship, and then asking directions to the droid paddocks, where she could get Jeeves his oil bath.

    Eice had dropped off Jeeves at his spa day and was headed back toward the hangar to check on her ship, when she noticed something out of the corner of her eye.
    The corridor she traveled ran past the station's banks of hangars, including several which had been leased out to private organizations. Broad transparisteel observation windows looked out on all of them, and Eice found herself drawn to one in particular, which overlooked the dock facilities of the Galaxy Dynamics corporation. She walked over to the window, standing a few pace from a taller being wearing some sort of mask, though she didn't notice him at first.
    The pair of craft sitting in the hangar drew her attention completely.
    The two ships were delicate, graceful, and yet menacing at the same time. The design consisted of what appeared to be two large cooling vanes, linked by struts to a spherical central cockpit section. The two craft were mostly finished in bare metal, but painted on the sides of the vanes were the designations XG01B and XG01C, respectively. They looked fast, nimble and dangerous, and had visible weapons.
    "...what kind of a ship is that!" Eice exclaimed, mostly to herself.