Title: Valadorn Associates
Description: Galactic Freight Service
jamfke - September 27, 2005 06:05 AM (GMT)
The offices of Valadorn Associates sits closely to the Imperial Palace.
jamfke - September 28, 2005 10:05 PM (GMT)
An old man in dirty, tattered clothing limps down the accessway till he gets in front of the building. He pulls out a tin cup and a hand-written sign which reads, "Please give! War Veteran!" He then proceeds to pace up and down in front of the building shouting "The Imperials can read our minds. They know what we're doing. They're letting us think we're winning. I know! I was a pilot at Fara's Belt. They Knew we were coming. They knew what we were doing!" After ranting for a while, he sits down and rests.
He reumes his picketing and rants, "Take Hoth for example? How do you think the Imperials found us all the way out there? They read our minds! They obliterated the base, they knew our tactics before we did. They also controlled the beast there. Making them rise up and attack us. Just ask Luke, he'll tell you."
The old man goes on like this for hours.
jamfke - September 29, 2005 07:24 AM (GMT)
The old man rushes into the building and grabs one of the employees heading towards the turbolift, "You're an imperial aren't you? I can tell! You're reading my mind and sending them to the Remanant. Stop it! I've had enough. I'm not a threat anymore."
With that he storms back outside and takes up his position again.
Jedi Skyler - September 29, 2005 11:22 AM (GMT)
Ridge responds to a comlink call from the desk and moves quickly through the building to the front entrance. He approaches the old man outside the warehouse and says quietly, "May I have a word with you, sir?"
jamfke - September 29, 2005 10:00 PM (GMT)
The old man hunkers down amid his rags, pulling them around him tightly, "I've done nothing to you. Leave me alone. I have a right to be here. I'm not hurting anyone. Stop hasselling me."
He absent mindedly kicks a tin cup out from under his bundle, it has a couple of credits rattling around in it. "
You're one of them aren't you. You're an Imperial agent. Get out of my head! Didn't you get enough information from me at Fara's Belt and Hoth? Now you have to get me here? I thought the Republic got rid of all of you from this planet? I thought I'd be safe now. Why can't I have some peace? I'm an old man, I know nothing about the Republic command. I'm no danger to you."
He pulls his rags around him a little tighter and begins mumbling to himself.
Jedi Skyler - September 30, 2005 12:52 PM (GMT)
Hunkers down to be eye level with the man. (OOC-please roll to sense any incoming danger.)
"Sir, I'm not here to 'get' you. Just to ask you not to bother my employees inside. They're trying to get their work done and go home."
jamfke - September 30, 2005 10:01 PM (GMT)
The old man grabs Ridge's leg, "They should stay out of my head then, man. Please stay out of my head. Just leave me alone. I won't fight the empire anymore, I promise."
(OOC-Ridge doesn't detect any true danger from the fellow.)
Jedi Skyler - October 1, 2005 11:19 AM (GMT)
Ridge puts on the most kind and sympathetic look he can and pats the man's arm. "They should stay out of your head. You're right. My people aren't going to bother you; just let them do their work inside, okay?"
NEW KID - October 1, 2005 07:59 PM (GMT)
Garret watch as the two talked, he just waited by the side for Ridge to finish
Jedi Skyler - October 1, 2005 08:18 PM (GMT)
(OOC- Perhaps I ought to make a Perception or Sense roll or something here... I want to make sure no one else is looking to take advantage of my talking to this gentleman...)
jamfke - October 3, 2005 03:44 AM (GMT)
|QUOTE (Jedi Skyler @ Oct 1 2005, 03:18 PM)|
| (OOC- Perhaps I ought to make a Perception or Sense roll or something here... I want to make sure no one else is looking to take advantage of my talking to this gentleman...) |
Ridge notices a fellow step out of the building and stop behind him, watching his actions.
Jedi Skyler - October 3, 2005 11:43 AM (GMT)
Ridge moves slowly but surely, standing up from his crouch and moving to the other side of the vagabond, crouching back down where he can see the newcomer clearly.
"Is there anything I can do to help," he asks the old man, keeping the newcomer in his peripheral vision.
jamfke - October 3, 2005 09:22 PM (GMT)
The old man simply kicks the tin can again and Ridge hears the clatter of some credits within.
When he does, he sees Garret standing behind Ridge and points at him and yells, "Is that an Imperial? If I kill him will you give me a meal?"
Jedi Skyler - October 4, 2005 12:55 PM (GMT)
Ridge looks the fellow up and down, then says to the old man, "How about I give you a meal if you don't kill him?"
Ridge drops several credits into the man's can and says, "Here you go. Grab yourself some grub and I'll take care of this for you. Thanks for reporting him to me." Ridge pats the old man on the shoulder, then stands, offering a hand to help him up. After the vagabond gathers up his credits and leaves, Ridge goes over to the newcomer. "And how can I help you, sir?" he asks.
NEW KID - October 4, 2005 08:36 PM (GMT)
"I take it your Mr. Ridge Lorimar??"
Without waiting for an answer, he continued.
"I'm Garret Storm, new here, just about to start working as a security guard. According to the lady up front, I'm suppose to be starting tommorrow. It would also be nice if........eh.........you could take me to the security chief around here."
Jedi Skyler - October 4, 2005 08:38 PM (GMT)
"Yes, I'm Ridge Lorimar. Hold on a second; I'll be right with you."
Ridge pulls out his comlink and buzzes the chief. If he answers, I tell him about the newcomer and ask for directions. If I get his voicemail, I'll leave a message and go from there.
jamfke - October 4, 2005 09:27 PM (GMT)
The chief responds and tells Ridge to bring him to his office on the seventh floor.
Jedi Skyler - October 4, 2005 09:30 PM (GMT)
"On the way. Lorimar out."
"Alright, come with me."
Ridge leads the young man to the chief's office, passing him by the security desk to introduce him.
NEW KID - October 4, 2005 11:11 PM (GMT)
Jedi Skyler - October 5, 2005 02:07 PM (GMT)
Ridge leads Garrett through the building, pointing out this person's office, that feature of the building, just making small talk until they reach the boss's office.
(OOC- Ridge makes sure that he's pointing out insignificant details since he doesn't know this guy yet.)
jamfke - October 5, 2005 09:46 PM (GMT)
The pair finally arrive at the chief's office and he motions for Garret to take a seat. He looks up at Ridge, "That'll be all Lorimar. If everything checked out, you're free for the day. Just keep your comlink handy."
jamfke - October 6, 2005 04:35 AM (GMT)
As Ridge turns and heads through the door, he almost runs over a maintenance worker. The man tips his hat as Ridge steps aside and lets him pass, "Scuse me sir."
Inside the office, the maintenance man looks at Garret and the Chief.
"Uh, somebody called maintenance and said you had a faulty atmospheric controller?"
The chief stares blankly at the tech, "Nobody mentioned it to me, but go ahead and check it anyways. I don't want it to go out and have to sit here in my own sweat for nothing!"
The tech pulls the panel on the control unit and begins tinkering around inside with a couple of tools, he replaces a couple of components and then refastens the panel.
"That's it sir, sorry for the inconvenience."
"Not a problem." The tech exits the office.
"So, Garret, let's talk."
Jedi Skyler - October 6, 2005 11:01 AM (GMT)
The hackles on the back of Ridge's neck just went up. "No offense, sir, but could you check out what that 'tech' just did? I'm gonna tail him and see where he goes. No one mentioned it to me, either. I'll call you when I have something."
Ridge immediately leaves the office and follows the tech.
Jedi Skyler - October 7, 2005 02:26 PM (GMT)
Ridge calls on his comlink to alert the front security desk, giving a complete description of the tech, the direction of travel, and asking for any records pertaining to the repair the tech claims to have been ordered to make.
If he enters a turbolift, Ridge will go in with him, but just observe. He's also going to open himself to the Force, trying to see if he can sense anything about the man.
jamfke - October 11, 2005 01:41 AM (GMT)
The security scan comes back clean. The tech's work order was placed yesterday.
Jedi Skyler - October 11, 2005 12:50 PM (GMT)
(OOC- I'm still not convinced. A good slicer could have gotten that data in there. I'll keep following the guy.)
(IC)- Ridge hails the chief on the comlink. "Did you find whatever that guy did, over?"
jamfke - October 11, 2005 10:47 PM (GMT)
The security chief comes back over the comlink, "I...don't think there's anything out of sorts, it all looks normal to me."
Jedi Skyler - October 12, 2005 12:25 PM (GMT)
Ridge answers, "Well, it may be... but something's still not feeling right to me. Maybe it's that, maybe it's something else. I'm going to keep doing some checking, if that's alright. I'll report with anything I find."