We return to find the party landing back at the sky port after having dodged both the Imperial Police and the RMS.
After paying and genoursly tipping the pilot of the transport, the party piles back into their re-appropriated van to head back into Ambrant on the Long Road.
Noticing that there are now ISPD road blocks and check points everywhere the party sees smoke coming from what used to be the Safe house that they picked up Dresden from.
They make their way to the portal room without complications, where Osha and Kainan decided to wait while Dresden and Demetrios drops off the van from where they acquired it earlier that day.
After a short jaunt in the desert heat the Half-Dragon and Drow make it back to the others and hop into the portal.
Arriving back at The Spire the group splits up, Demetrios heads back up to see his brother, while the other three head back up to “The Shop” to deliver Baku’s package to his brother, who has promised to release Andronikos’ vessel from holding.
Running into a tearful and upset Alexandra in the reception area the party consoles her (Dresden attempts to seduce her with the help of some Suggestion), and tells her of Jason down in the warehouses who might need a new friend in his new world.
When returning to Paku, they find a female Air Elem waiting for a meeting with the over-boss.
Paku seems a bit upset at the loss of his game against his brother, but none the less agrees to hold to his bargain and release the Ronin.
Warning Paku of the threat that his lieutenant poses he brushes them off say that the women had already been dealt with.
The group returns to Zasha’s apartment in Cloud9 to meet with Andronikos’ and tell him of his ships release.
While there Kainan had some packages waiting that turned out to be some gifts for Osha.
They also discovered that now that the ship is returned it needs its engineer, Julian. More unfortunate however they discover that the ships starcaster has been taken in “Payment” for keeping it in holding.
Informed that he can be found within access tunnels of The Spire the party heads off into the tunnels.
After a few hours and a peaceful encounter with the local Goblin population the party stops in one of the many tunnel nexus points to test a theory.
Osha believes that if he damages the systems in the area that Julian might come and fix it. After tampering with an access panel with no apparent success, Demetrios slices them into pieces with his retractable blades, effectively cutting the panel into pieces.
Sitting in the lightless tunnels for what seemed like hours, hearing who knows what travel in nearby tunnels, a small bluish glow begins to appear in a an opening in the roof of the nexus.
Slowly floating down from the access hatch the slightly glowing skeletal form of Julian the Eleti appears to not take too much notice of the party and heads right for the access panel.
After introducing themselves and discovering who the Eletum is they inform him that Andronikos would like him to come back to the Ronin to serve as its engineer, an offer to which Julian seems if at all possible, excited to undertake.
Promising to meet them in one hour he sends the party off, but Osha decides to stay behind for a bit to watch the master at work.
Discovering that the tips of his bone fingers have been carved into the shapes of little tools Osha marvels and how quick and effectively the “Man” does his work.
While waiting for the Hour to be up, most everyone travels to the bazaar to acquire a few new items, Kainan spends his time looking for a cheap starcaster or two.
Meeting Julian at the same access hatch that they entered the tunnels in the first place, He joins them as they travel back to meet with Andronikos.
Arriving at the apartment the group discovers that Andronikos and the Doppel Twins are currently in the middle of, “Something.” Osha leaves to wait elsewhere.
Coming down barely clothed the twins retire to the kitchen to make themselves a drink, While Nikos comes down fully dressed and armed.
Demetrios and his brother head off to check out the ship while the group and Julian head off to visit Zento the slightly off Ship Merchant.
Zento practically pees himself in excitement after discovering the one and only Julian has come into his shop.
Giving a tour of his stock and warehouse Julian causally remarks that the strange cylindrical object in his inventory happens to be a rare “Astral Drive”
Mumbling something about set for life and possibly drooling, Zento heads off to start caressing the “Astral Drive.”
The party easily convinces him to sell them a Starcaster made by Julian himself for the low price of 1 Million Credits, and to have it delivered and installed in the Ronin.
Finally getting on board the ship they have worked so hard to free, the group discovers the true value of the ship.
With an expensive interior and features that are usually only found on larger vessels, the ship is work of art.
Dresden checks out the ships programming, learning that it is expertly written, reducing thousands of lines of code to just a handful.
Kainan checks out the ship and Osha discusses Julian with Andronikos.
- After finding out her significant other has cheated on her she has broken up with them in a fit of anger and hurt. The party persuades her to go speak to Jay, to help him become acquainted to his new home
- Angry over the loss of his game with his brother, tries to convince the party to deliver another “package” For him. He does agree to release the ship for services rendered.
- The always faithful Oruk stands guard into Paku’s chamber, he seems to have taken a liking to the party.
- Returning to the crazy Vehicle merchant the party purchases a starcaster from the merchant, after enlightening him on the status of an item in his stock.
- Picked up while working in the access tunnels of The Spire, this unknowingly old Eletum, appears to be a master mechanist have built The Ronin from nothing.
- Braxton Matthews
- Once Paku’s main lieutenant, this female human attempted to steal from Paku and was caught and paid with her life.