After the initial chaos of the failed mutiny, the PCs regrouped quickly and continued on their course to Port Wander. They were to take a slight deviation from the path to meet up with Tyber, the Seneschal of Reves Mecaniques.
Tyber was on a trade mission in a nearby planet. However, a day before arriving at their rendezvous point, they received a distress signal from Tyber’s shuttle. “A request for immediate assistance!” was heard repeatedly on radio. The PCs along with the Chief Weapons Officer Cassandra Malorna (and her body guard) hopped on the Turbo Rat, a confiscated high speed shuttle from a deal gone poorly many moons ago. Sotho was able to provision and get it ready with very little notice.
As they approached the shuttle, they noticed it was being pursued by two ships of unknown signature. As they prepared their weapons and closed in, they lost contact with the hostile ships. The two shuttles now synchronized their heading and speed and that’s when the PCs noticed how lucky Tyber and his crew were to be alive. The ship was smoking (nitrogen gas) and one wing was nearly gone.
Theon, Maleusenne and Cassandra decided to board the shuttle to check on the crew and Tyber. They donned their void suits and made the risky spacewalk. Upon opening the hatch, they saw a group of crew members in a bloody mess off to the corner with no life signs. Seneschal Tyber was off in another corner chomping down on a cigar despite a huge gashing wound to his left shoulder, severe enough for bone to be showing through. The comm-navigator officer was busy scanning for threats and the pilot focused his concentration on keeping the ship flying as well as damage control.
Cassandra took over the laser turret while the PCs tended to Tyber… or so they thought until they realized none of them could prep his wounds. An angry Sotho yelled at Maleussene and Theon over the comm-link, “Do I have to do everything around here?!” and grudgingly donned his void suit to go aid Tyber. Once his wounds were stabilized, the PCs thought it best to move Tyber to the faster ship. Using tethers PC X escorted Tyber… but near the half way mark, PC X failed to hang on to the thether and while distracted caused further wound to Tyber. He was brought back to the Jack of Spades.