“You got any power cells for a Model 44?” Caleb asked the Toydarian vendor, as he perused the creature’s stall.
“Bolwola ticati” came the reply.
“Ohh, good. How much….”
“Caleb…” Renda called as she tapped on Caleb’s shoulder.
“Hold on.. I’m doing business… 15 credits a pop? These things are 15 credits mint in the Core and I know what you have isn…”
“Caleb.” Renda tapped more insistently.
Caleb looked over his shoulders toward the Rodian, she made a gesture toward the center of the market. Caleb followed the gesture and saw a trio of Stormtroopers conversing near the market’s gaudy imperial statue.
“Yeah Stormtroopers, I see them. Be cool they’re not on to us.”
“Not the Stormtroopers, looks closer.”
Caleb scanned the crowd and found what had Renda spooked. Four armed men were posted throughout the market. They were anxious, Caleb could see the one closest to him was fingering his blaster’s trigger. They kept glancing at the Stormtroopers in the center and they were also keeping an eye on the few on patrol.
“I’ve got a bad feeling about this,” whispered Renda. “Somethings about to go down.”
“If it does, our mission gets a whole lot harder.”
Caleb watched as the man with the blaster gripped it firmly and started walking purposely toward the nearest trooper.
“Hux and Niner,” Caleb said into his com. “abort. I repeat abort.” The man with the blaster walked right up to the Imperial Trooper and shot him in the back. A few people in the crowd screamed. Then the statue in the center of the square exploded.
The following scene is about an attack that occurs in a crowded public space. Given the state of things in the real world, this scene may not be suitable for some tables. I originally wrote this scene a few years ago for the GamerNation Holocron. I have run this scene quite a few times in a star wars game, with warring Hutt factions, rebel vs Imperial faction, even Hutt vs Zann Consortium factions, each time the player took completely different routes. I have also run this is a Numenara game and it turned out quite interesting.
Players are walking through or shopping at a busy open-air market, when a local gang, or resistance fighters, or rebel cell decided to attack the place. Their attack should be against another local faction or authority but could be against the PC’s directly if desired. Continue reading “Set Piece: Market Terror”