On Friday I had the pleasure of granting faction awards to the two players who were first to correctly decipher the Imperial and Rebel disks from Cries of Alderaan. fficeffice" />
The players are:
Vete Starforge on Tarquinas
Castorius Pollaxa on Chilastra
Vete was beside himself when he figured out who I was and what I was doing. Castorius was a cool customer, indeed, tending to his droid shop when I met him. Congratulations to both on their decoding abilities!
For those of you wondering what those disks say, here are the translations:
-ALLIANCE EYES ONLY
Pass the word. Lyda managed to get hold of some important info about that secret Imperial project we've heard rumblings about. Now they're after her. They call her Codename Skimmer, ha, if they knew how close they got to her real name! Break.
Anyway, keep an eye out for her--she might try to contact you. She's gone deep underground, and we have no idea where she is. Whatever you do, you MUST NOT give up her identity. Break.
Also, see what else you can find out about these two things. One, the codename for the secret project is apparently "Dead Eye"; see if you can dig up any more information on it. Two, we need intel on a human doc named Vacca. Looks like he vanished off of Alderaan ten years ago, and of course records from there are hard to come by now (curse the ashes of that slime Tarkin). We need all the information we can get, but DON'T let anyone know you're looking too hard. Break.
Word is the Princess is personally interested in this one, so maybe if you get lucky, you can earn yourself a shiny medal too. Grease the power couplings if you need to--the budget is going to stretch if need be. Break.
You all know it'll break Lyda's mom's heart if we can't get her home safe. She's lost enough in the last few years, and now her daughter's off risking her neck. Lyda's spunk may have taken her a bit too far this time. Let's be careful out there.
DERLIN, SIGNING OUT
---ENCODED IMPERIAL TRANSMISSION. Confirmation code #15-A86Q. Attention, all officers. Urgent orders enclosed. Summary: an ffice:smarttags" />Alliance spy has misappropriated documents. Keywords: Project Dead Eye, Vacca (Doctor), Rebel Alliance.
ALERT ALERT ALERT
A Rebel spy, possibly Codename Skimmer, has obtained vital documents related to a secret research project, codenamed Project Dead Eye. These documents are encrypted, and we believe that the Alliance does not have the means to decrypt them, but we cannot permit the risk that the project be revealed. It is urgent that any and all Rebels associated with the delivery of this material be terminated with extreme prejudice.
Loyal Imperial officers are already guarding Doctor Vacca, and security will need to be increased. Deployments in the vicinity of the Project should prepare for emergency personnel requisitions in the event of the Project needing increased manpower.
An informal note: Vacca may work with filthy furbags, but you all know the critical nature of this project. IT MUST NOT SLIP, or Vader will have all our heads, starting with mine.