Firefly: Hurtlin’ Through the ‘Verse, Session 3

The Little Peasant by Modigiliani

These sessions are using my Firefly: Hurtlin’ Through the ‘Verse Rules based on AGE: Here’s the document if you are interested:

Firefly Hurtlin Through the Verse V2

Angie– Raina Patel
John– Justin Dodge
Elmer– John Salem
Chad– Derek Cyan (Not Present)
Drew– Max Power
Omar– Oscar Jennings
Liam– Nadicus Manners

New Characters– Omar created a new character using the one of the new backgrounds I created, Has-Been Cortex Celebrity. Noble Class.

Liam created a new character with the Corporate Man background and noble class.

Setting the Stage

The crew of the Fast Lady had gotten themselves into trouble big time. That trouble had her arms crossed, an eyebrow arched, and a cold grim glare in her eyes. Raina Patel sat on the other side of a police interrogation table staring at her crew, who were all covered in bumps, bruises, and blood. “I can’t leave you alone for a second, can I?” She said coldly.

We Gotta do Ruttin’ What?

After dumping off the salvage from their last job the crew bid goodbye to Raina for a few days since she was off to visit a client and friend of hers Baron McGiles, one the more prominent employees of Unified Reclamation.

Justin, John, Derek, and Max decided this would be a good time to blow off some steam and relax. This plan quickly went south however when a former Alliance Soldier from Justin’s past accused him of being an Independent lover, which started a bar brawl between loyalists patrons and some browncoats.

The group got to experience the brutal diligence of Unified Reclamations security force when they stormed the bar and began pacifying the patrons with stun guns and batons. The next thing they knew, they were arrested and crammed into a little cell until a guard escorted them into an interrogation room, where their worst fear was confirmed; their captain had been notified.

“You do realize that you’ve caused me embarrassment with my client?” Raina spat. “He was the one who was nice enough to bail you all out! I don’t have the kind of credits to get you released!”

Raina’s rant was interrupted by a brief knock on the door before it opened. A man in a crisp suit walked in a sat down next to Raina.

“Good morning. I am Mr. Grimes, representative of Baron McGiles. As I’m sure Lady Raina has informed you, my employer has posted your bail and assured me that no charges will be filed against you for disorderly conduct.

“This took some effort on the Baron’s part, and as such he would like to hire you all to perform a task of a delicate nature. One of his rivals, a Mr. Yelum Turrin, at Unified Reclamation has recently procured a piece of art from Earth-That-Was.” Mr. Grimes held up a datapad and passed it among the crew, “It’s called the Little Peasant by Modigiliani. The Baron would like you to procure this for him.”

The crew all exchange apprehensive looks. John Salem cleared his throat uncomfortably, “You.. want me to steal something? You know that the Good Book states that stealin–“

“What does your book tell you about being incarcerated for disturbing the peace and not having any money to get yourself out?” Mr. Grimes asked coolly.

John mumbled for a moment, “That it isn’t an enticing proposition.”

“Exactly. Mr. Turrin is having a gala tomorrow on Skyplex 1, which he resides on, for many of the nobles and aristocracy of the surrounding area. We have managed to acquire jobs for a few of you as servants. Lady Raina and a man in our employ, Mr. Oscar Jennings, will be guests. We also have a young employee of Unified Reclamation who will be going in with you as a servant to help keep you on track. You will be given a hacking terminal to aid you in this endeavor. You will also be given special stun guns that you can smuggle in for defensive purposes.

“We would like it that none of the guests are injured in this operation. It is VITAL that the painting is not damaged in anyway. I have already sent the schematics of Mr. Turrin’s manor to the Fast Lady. I will leave you to plan out this. The gala starts at 5pm tomorrow evening. When you have the painting, simply fly to Baron McGiles estate on Skyplex 3. Good luck.”

Mr. Grimes rose and left the room.

The crew nervously looked at Rania, her stony expression still firmly on her face, “Well at least we have some work boss.” Muttered Justin.
Raina glowered.

The group returned to the ship where they met Oscar Jennings and Nadicus Manners and all began planning a heist that none of them felt they could really pull off.

To be Continued

Author: Mike Evans

I am a History major attending a community college until I can get more financial aid and attend a four year school. I am living in NJ with my girlfriend who is currently wrapping up on obtaining her PhD in Toxicology. I love Star Wars, Role-playing, video games, working out, reading, writing, and hanging with my girlfriend, dog (Perfect), and two kittens (Birch and Brambles). My main focus on this site will be my discussion of Role-playing games and ideas and hopefully contribute something worth a damn.

9 thoughts

  1. Maybe I’m just missing the obvious when reading the book. How do you handle reloading guns? Both from turn to turn and a reloading a clip.

    1. I probably should clarify that in the book, but I’m going off of the same rules as in the Players Handbook of DA. Guns that use a clip (pistol and machine gun) and the DB shotgun would be a minor action.

      Pump Action Shotgun, Sniper Rifle and Breech Load Rifle (like a Winchester) would be a major action.

      1. So i’m clear to use a pistol it would be major to attack minor to reload on the same turn, you would repeat that until the clip was empty. Then use a minor to load in another clip.

      2. Yep. Just like standard mechanics 🙂 Then if they wanted to use the Rapid Reload they could slap that clip into their gun as a free action.

        For weapons that take a major action to reload I’m not sure if I would approach it as a free action with the Rapid Reload stunt or move the time to a minor action.

        I’m probably more in line with that.

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