An agency finally contacted me about a job. Ironically it was the one that kept bugging me about my mechanical talents. Turns out a mercenary group has a ship and needed a mechanic. I almost turned it town but Kelbis told me to give it a shot. I had to work some extra projects for him to pay the “finders fee” to the agency but I know now he was right and it was worth it.
At first I just familiarized myself with the ship. The crew had just returned from some highly publicized event and are a mixed bunch, but it thrilled me to see that the ship was capable of combat and the crew contained some warriors. However, I am primarily responsible for the maintenance of the ship, an attached fighter, and a pair of droids. I don’t think they expected me to be any good in a fight. On our first expedition I was proved correct in that instead of utilizing me as a hunter they had me inspect merchandise for quality. Luckily after they left for a drink I was able to find some useful junk for the ship. I even engaged the local junk dealer and was able to establish a viable future contact without help, so the trip proved somewhat fruitful.
While in transit we were detained but all I was able to do was restore the droids afterwards. I felt pretty helpless in the face of overwhelming odds, and by the mixed reactions of the crew during the episode I was leary of what I have gotten myself into. I will say I am also intrigued by the quick thinking and imagination of one of the droids while the other at first was a mystery but now demands both caution and admiration.
The admiration comes from our second planetary expedition. While trying to provide rear-area security I was again called up to inspect merchandise. It seemed at that point that I would finish this job with no chance to better my hunting skills. Then we were attacked and worse, betrayed. In the ensuing fight I witnessed a droid charge forward and disembowel its foes in the manner of our most senior hunters. I still am both horrified at the speed of its carnage and thankful that such a skillful warrior is among us that I may study its moves and learn to better my hunt in the future. During that battle I, too, brought honor to the hunt. Though I admit initially I struggled to find my bearings when a fellow Rodian I thought to be an ally turned traitor and threw a grenade at us I didn’t hesitate but chased and gunned him down. I have attached his recovered personnel information for you to notify his clan so they may perform his rites. Then I chased down the lead traitor. That nerf*@$# almost got away but shots from the droid and I slowed him down enough for me to catch and capture him.
Though we were successful we are now fleeing the area and I fear I am caught up in something I was not ready for. I am glad for the hunting experience and think I learned much but I don’t know if the little knowledge gained thus far is worth the heavy price I incurred by being part of this crew for the mission. I don’t know when I’ll actually be able to send this to you or if you will have heard things by the time you get it but either way I must ask if you think a little knowledge is worth flying through a mynok nest?