Head Games

(GM's note: Based on Head Trip mini adventure by Jeff Grubb)
The team returns to Oracle Base after delivering the stolen Corellian Corvettes. They have some down time for training and C'athall is sent on an officers' training course. While he is away, the rest of the team are dispatched on a courier run, delivering messages and retrieving data from Rebel cells. They visit Asran, Ralme and end up on Mila. At each stop, Zaonderh finds a cargo to maintain their cover as a tramp freighter crew. On Mila, his underworld contacts tell him a local fence, the Bimm Ginder, will be at the Falling Rodian cantina with some hot data to sell. They head to the bar. Inside, Hack goes to the bar and starts chatting up the bartender. Leelan takes an empty booth next the Bimm and orders a drink. Zaonderh and Varek approach the Bimm's table and Zaonderh sits down to negotiate. The Bimm has a bag holding something rounded, he opens it to reveal a protocol droid's head. He explains it is the head of the L8O inventory droid that worked for the Hutt Riborga before his cartel was wiped out. Riborga's treasure stash was never recovered, the droid's memory banks should hold the secret. Ginder wants 1,000 credits. Zaonderh starts bargaining with him since Gider thinks the droid has the data, but he has no proof. While they talk, three hard case looking humans, two men and a woman, come into the cantina. They scan the bar and head for the Bimm's table. Leelan starts assembling his sniper rifel he brought in a case. As the newcomers approach, the team sees they are wearing uniforms of local mining laborers, but the uniforms are clean and neat and they carry themselves like soldiers. Hack starts to follow them across the cantina and the woman turns to watch him. They come to the table and their leader accuses Giner of having stolen property and says if he surrendes it, no harm will come to him. Ginder protests and argues. The cantina doors open again and another trio enter. Their leader is a shifty looking human male, his two companions are wearing hooded cloaks, but appear to be Trandoshans. At the table, the miners' leader reaches across to grab the bag with the droid head. Varek attacks, hitting the leader with his flame projector. The miner falls to the floor, trying to put out his burning clothes. His two associates draw pistols and shoot at Varek. One misses and hits one of the band. Varek ducks behind a corner, Ginder shrieks and drops under the table. Zaonderh drops under the table and shoots Ginder and takes the head. Everyone pulls guns, Hack shoots at one of the miners. The Trandoshans pull out blaster rifles and their leader draws a pistol. Varek fires a micromissile at the new trio, but misses and blows a hole in the wall. Leelan drops his rifle on the table and fires but also misses and almost hits the bartender across the way. Zaonderh shoots the table support and breaks off the tabletop and slides out of the booth, using it as a shield between him and Varek and the bad guys. The miner leader shoots a whole in the tabletop and Zaonderh blows his head off. The team guns down the surviving miners and the Trandoshans, Hack takes the weasel looking human prisoner. Hack offers to let him go if he tells them who sent him. He agrees, he works for the Hutt Niroma, one of Riborga's relatives. She feels Riborga's loot is hers by right of inheritance. Hack lets him go, but Zaonderh decides he know too much and shoots him in the back. The team hears sirens in the distance and runs out and piles in their speeder and drive off before stormtroopers arrive.
Back on the ship, they lift off and Leelan plots a jump into deep space so they can figure out where to go next. hack examines the droid head, it does look intact. But there's something unusual in the head, blocks of a putty like substance. He takes it to Leelan who decides they're explosive charges and safely removes them. hack copies the droid's memories, then wakes up the droid. Its memory and personality is intact, his mannerism is a fast-talking wheeler-dealer (GM's note- Think Joe Pesci's character in the Lethal Weapon movies). He's willing to share the data with them, but he wants a new body first. Doesn't have to be fantastic, but he wants to see and check it before hand. They ask what's in the cache, the droid says guns, drugs, precious art, some ship weapons. The team sorts through the downloaded data and does find signs that the droid is telling the truth. They decide to go see Leelan's Junker contact for a new droid body. But when they come out of hyper, they are completely off course, Leelan made a mistake. Varek and Leelan work to calculate where they might be and plot a new jump away.

Silly Quotes and Smart Remarks
Pay day for the characters
Lee "I have 667 credits, can I get paid 124 credits instead?"
Emily "You can give me a credit"
Lee "There we go, 666 credits"
Emily "You are so metal"

Droid minis were used for the cantina band and everyone kept talking about the band as if they were droids
Lee "Their timing is tight as shit, but their music has no soul"

Emily made a comment about how alliterative the situation was
Emily "Big barren booth beside the Bimm beholding the bad blues Bith band"

Joking about ordering drinks
Kevin "I got this drink in a bar on Coruscant, it was green. Can you make it?"

Somehow we got off on a side topic about Mirialan porn and Hack maintains the secret porn server on the Rebel base
Lee "I'm always looking for new porn"
Jim "As part of your job as morale officer"

The Bimm Ginder is asking for 1,000 credits for the droid head
Lee "A thousand credits for head seems a little high"

Kevin rolls very poorly shooting his missile launcher even though he bought two extra dice to roll
Kevin "Its not my fault!"
Lee "I'm glad you spent those extra chips to get those extra ones"

Who's driving the get away speeder?
Emily "I am. I'm a good driver"
Mass laughter
Jim "Okay Rain Man"

They download L8O's data, and decide Redo will run through it faster
Jim "Droid on droid action"
Lee "Bang Bus 18: Droid on Droid"