Episode 2.08: Chapter 5 - Epilogue
The next morning, the crew of the Banana Republic, along with their guests woke to caf, alarming local news feeds of an attack in the night, and Lightning Guard troops banging at the outer hatch! Rushlight, who was only seconds awake with a hangover, answered the noise. Being typically offensive for a grumpy Cathar, he answered Lieutenant @Renault dePardis's questions with non-answers. He did take the lieutenant's datapad back inside for the others to view the video. The video contained damaged footage of the crew during their assault on the old cannery in the Midlands District. They made a recording of the video and returned the datapad to the officer. Then proceeded to try and cover up their involvement with yet more stories of people using 'fake' clone trooper armor and other people who might use bows. Disgruntled, Lt. dePardis left with his small investigation group to question other spacers in the Port. Meanwhile, once ensuring the com control he had still could reach the crew, Inspector Grimes headed out after receiving a message about the troubles AND on the assault in the Midlands. As for the crew, they headed out to check Zallara's place. Hearing there was an attack of the leopard mutant creatures and it was near Zallara's shop, they felt they needed to look into it. That and they hadn't located her son yet. In the Midlands, it was a battlefield. Mutant leopard creatures, or mutated locals as the crew understood it, littered the ground along with troopers and building debris. Rushlight and Greelo track down that the creatures erupted out of one single building. Someone had infected the entire building! Even more suspicious, the Calais paramedics and First Responders seemed a bit too well prepared to cope with the infectious corpses of the mutants. Giving a bit more warning to the paramedics, the team moved on to Zallara's place. It was a wreck. Smoke drifted out two holes in the main window and the front door was partially open. After a few false starts ( and tripping over a non-lethal anti-intruder system ), they make it inside. The shop had been ransacked. Checking the rooms revealed:
- Zallara's cards hidden in the herbal counter
- None of the locals were willing to talk and tried to avoid even being seen rubbernecking at the damage.
- The back room was dusty. As if it hadn't been used in some time.
- A single box, HEAVILY secured. Inside was a an amulet, an Imperial Royal amulet! Double headed griffin, gold, platinum and studded with stones like rubies and even a few khyber crystals.
- A strange room with what looks to be a droid oil bath but it wasn't oil ... but some strange green fluid.