Ask When It Rains...

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  1. Koil Solus

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    This planet was hardly pretty. Mechis III was a heavily industrial planet and had several major manufacturers. Arakyd, SoroSuub, and more all had offices and facilities on the planet. Today one of them would get raided by Koil Solus and his comrade Narir Solus.

    Koil wondered how the planet must have looked before the industry. So many ideas were imported to the planet. After they were made tangible they were exported. This place was just a middle point for the products the various companies sold. Today the Alor of Clan Solus knew that one of the companies was going to take a hit though. But this was Bad-luck Badger's idea and so he differed to his Al'verde. Koil did not mind giving up the position of leadership when it came to these sort of things.

    He sat in the bident speeder as rain beaded down the slightly tinted windows. His gaze was directed over the dashboard towards the Arakyd Labs. According to Czerka there were some hold out blaster designs that were being developed. Arakyd had yyet to perfect the designs. Really it was barely in the prototype phase but Czerka had hired the two mandalorians to set the development back weeks if not months.

    The Silent Badger tapped his fingers on the dashboard while he waited. So far they had surveilled the building for the past day. Most of the intelligence was from Czerka but Koil wanted to do his own reconnaissance. If he was going to do a stake out with anyone, Narir was definitely his top choice. Koil was glad to accompany him on this job. Considering the large number of lost comrades it was nice to know some were still around.

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  2. Narir Solus

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    Yeah, so Mechis III wasn't the nicest world to be on. You could take your pick as to whether that was because of the almost complete lack of civilization other than production facilities, the volcanic ash, or the inhospitable volcanic stone of the planet. Whichever one you disliked, one thing was sure: most people weren't booking it as their primary getaway.

    But Narir and Koil weren't here for a romantic getaway, they were here on business. It wasn't the first time that Narir had taken a bounty hunting or mercenary contract, but this one was about more than simple money. Czerka - as unsavory as they often were - were a potential ally, and therefore a potentially necessary evil. There were reports that the Sith had been trying to work out a deal with Czerka, and if Narir could undercut that... oh, you better believe he would be all over that.

    Unfortunately for the manufacturing company that the two Mandalorians were looking at... they were in for a bad day.

    I'm guessing you'd prefer the silent approach, he said as he watched the facility through the rain. Most of the ash had been beaten out of the air by the water, but the liquid obscured visibility all the same. He normally would have asked if someone else wanted to go loud or quiet, but Koil hadn't been termed "Silent Badger" for nothing.

    Shall we? he asked, glancing to his partner. He hit the control on the door and swung it open. The light of the speeder had been turned off so it didn't turn on when the door was opened. Two Mandalorians in scatterweave wouldn't be spotted easily. He closed the speeder door and pushed his carbine toward his back on its sling, freeing his hands to use other tools and weapons as needed.

    Their recon had revealed a half-dozen guards along the outer perimeter, most with heavier weapons and armor. The inner layer of guards appeared more lightly armed, and Narir was sure that at least some of the heavy gear was simply a visual deterrent. Only time would tell if the men actually had the skill to back up their equipment. @Darasaurus
     
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    Koil's helmeted head nodded deliberately knowing Narir would see him. His hand that had been tapping on the dashboard turned into a casual thumbs up like the man had won a prize for the accurate guess. Still, it had been rhetorical anyways. Narir knew him well enough for that.

    A half second after the Field Marshal began to open his door the War Councilor mirrored the action. After the door finished moving and Koil had stepped out he pulled his westar c-1 carbine from the weapon holding socket in the door. That was the perk of the Bident. It was a fast maneuverable two seater with the signature feature of having weapon mounts in the doors or in the console.
    Plus they just looked wicked The Echani thought to himself as the vehicle was sealed up again.

    His carbine was promptly slung over his back. Normally he just went without simply because he normally engaged much closer and his pistols worked just fine as well as the rest of his kit.
    Those saberjockies like to get in close too. I'd make them regret getting in close with me

    One thing people don't realize when they first use scatterweave on their armor is that they cannot see their own arms very well even in the dark. To use it you have to know the length of your hand in complete darkness. Spacial awareness when surrounded by shadows is tricky when you yourself are a shadow. But the two mandalorians that moved through the rain had long become masters of their second skin.

    The two got to a safe approach on their target building. In one hand Koil held one of his matte black quickdraw blasters. But his left hand was free which promptly signaled two words in the form of a question. <Wound, Kill?> Most of the Silent Badgers equipment was for when lethality was intentional. He was confident he could probably get through this without killing any of the guards. It just might be a little more stressful and slow This was Narir's operation and he was the man with the contract. It was up to him.


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  4. Narir Solus

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    Narir could barely see Koil's hand movements in the dark with their scatterweave, but the question wasn't a shock and Narir picked it up well enough.

    Wound first, he signed back in exaggerated fashion so it might be more visible in the dark. Only time would tell if they managed to actually make it through here without killing anyone. The "first" would indicate that - of course - the life of a clan member came before the dar'manda, and if killing was necessary, Narir wouldn't hesitate.

    If they could break in without killing lots of people, however, that would be even better. He pulled out his Lullaby and switched it over to its stun setting, knowing that would suddenly become more relevant. Turned out it was a good idea to bring the weapon along after all. He hadn't gone bounty hunting in so long he almost forgot how useful stun weapons could be. Everything these days was just shooting Sith.

    Keeping to the shadows as the rain streaked across the visor of his helmet, he made it to the chain fence surrounding the facility and looked to the pattern of the guards. They didn't seem particularly interested in patrolling their regular pattern in the rain, which could be a good thing if they didn't come out to play or could be a bad thing if they changed up their patrolling pattern altogether. Only time would tell, but Narir didn't wait. He pulled out the vibroknife and began sawing through the fence quickly enough for the two to climb through and into the facilities perimeter. @Darasaurus
     
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    He understood the hand movement and nodded. The mandalorian holstered his quickdraw. It did not have a stun setting unfortunately. He had been planning on getting a stun modification for both his sidearms but that had been put on his to do list. Perhaps he would be able to use the funds from this job to upgrade his kit.

    Over his back he had his echani vibro sword. Actually it was the sword he had taken from the body of an Imperial the two of them had killed on Nubia. The man had been on a speeder bike or something and had been lit up outside the factory they had been sabotaging. Koil pulled the scabbard off his person as well. The only for certain thing he had that was quiet as well as non-lethal was what he held now. The sword and scabbard would work better than his carbine as an improvised melee weapon. On his fists he had shock boxing gloves but those were for really close fighting if needed. Everything else would cause noise if he used. Even his throwing knives would likely cause one of the guards to cry out once they get hit unless he outright killed them. A blade to the throat would do it. Quiet...but I've seen better, faster ways to die.


    Another concern of Koil is about any of this completely backfiring. The man's mind went to paranoid contemplation often. He worried about the worst possible thing happening and how to fight it. If any of this went south the Silent Badger wanted contingencies and to make it easier on them. If the events here ever reached the light of day it would not matter what had transpired if the two Mandalorians killed citizens the populace probably considered innocents. It was not hard to demonize Mandalorians these days. So for that reason Koil was going to put forth every effort he could to make sure killing was his last resort.

    The War Councilor assisted Narir with getting through the fence. It was short and naturally, quiet work. The outside guards now had a figurative and a literal hole in their perimeter. He tried to make it not look like an obvious hole though in case the guards started up on doing their actual job again. Revealing their presence when they get even deeper in this place was asking for trouble.

    He raced across the little bit of open ground. His crouching hurried posture checking sight lines. While the scatterweave absorbed light, it was terrible in a light background. Going to winter environments like Hoth would be a terrible idea with the black clad armor. The same could be said if one is seen running along side a white wall or a background that might give them away. Those kinds of back drops were the kind of thing to avoid. Thankfully the perimeter did not seem to care much about keeping things super well lit. The rain helped a little with that as well. Now the two Badgers could get out of said rain and one step closer to their objective.

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  6. Narir Solus

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    Narir had complete confidence in his partner on this operation, and that was not only a rarity, but also a welcome relief. It had been quite some time since he and Koil had made their way into the field together, but he still knew he could trust his old friend. Koil had become a household name and a shadow to be feared by the Sith.

    He gripped his pistol tightly, transferring it to his right hand and slipping the vibroknife away now that they were through the fence. All went well so far, but something told him that this wouldn't last. He hadn't gotten his nickname of Bad-Luck Badger for nothing. They were as likely to stumble across an unknown enemy as they were to find some more volcanic ash on this planet.

    The two Mandalorians stuck to the shadows as they made for the building's entrance. He pointed to the lock as he turned to the lookout position, letting Koil break their way through the door as he watched for the guard that would inevitably come around the corner. No, the guard wouldn't come until they were nice and deep into the facility and they had to fight their way out. @Darasaurus
     
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    K.O. Squares too... he added to his list of things to add to his tool set. The doors were locked, only specific parts where the guards passed through were unlocked. Everything else was more or less a one way fire exit to be on code. Some guards had key codes to get through the doors.

    They could have taken the key codes off of a guard but that meant they would have to take one of them down. So far they had not done that so instead koil popped out his slicing equipment. The Silent Badger plugged in the port scanner and connected them to the door terminal. A few tense seconds later and the door lock clicked barely over the sound of the drizzling rain.

    The Mandalorian pushed into the door and around a corner in time to see one guard with a surprised and equally confused expresssion on his face. Koil dove toward the man wearing a uniformed HPK but it would do little as the Silent badger put him into a choke hold. He struggled for a moment trying to get his sidearm with laser sight though it was too little too late.

    When the lightly armed guard finally went limp the Echani brought the dead weight down to the ground. Koil reached for the sidearm and took for himself. They had to stash the body at least until they had left. Then it would not matter if he woke up and told anybody. In addition, he found one of the cards holding the key codes in and out of the door. If there were any more doors inside with restricted access then it would be easier to get into than for him to pull out his port scanner each time. Before he forgot, Koil also made sure that if there was a recording function on the helmet he wiped it and set it to factory default settings. so much for your shortcut settings. Though that was probably going to be the least of this guard's worries when they finally wake up.


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    Narir kept his head on a swivel and his gun at the ready as he watched Koil take down the guard and find the access codes for the building. They were inside only moments later, and Narir took to the hallway, slowly but cautiously. Unfortunately, Narir had obtained his nickname for a reason.

    As he walked down the hallway, out of nowhere and completely inexplicably, a pipe running over the Mandalorians' heads... burst. There didn't seem to be any real cause or reason to it, but the sound and the resultant spraying of coolant everywhere was bound to attract attention.

    It did. Before either of the Mandalorians had time to actually clear out of the hallway, a pour maintenance worker had rounded the corner from where he'd been mopping the floor. No one expected any activity late at night, and the Mandalorians only had moments to react before the alarm was rung. Already, the man - slack jawed and white faced - had begun to turn toward the other end of the hallway.