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post Dec 15 2005, 05:45 PM
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Your senses reel as you find yourself in a dark, grimy bar with a cooking pit sunk in the middle. In the pit a large, unidentifiable animal has been spitted, and is slowly turning over a bank of lasers running at low power. Squinting at the lasers, you recognize, under the grease, the armament of a Mark IV tramp freighter.

Suspended over the pit, in the middle of the room, is the bar itself. The barkeep, a morbidly overweight fellow bedecked with tattoos, has done a halfhearted job of stringing up a series of extremely harzardous Christmas lights in an effort to liven things up a bit. He leans on one arm, and ignores you as you walk in, instead observing the droids as they glide by, delivering food and drinks. A holovid screen over the bar blares assorted ComStar programming, and a knot of off-duty technicians yell and throw beer cans at it as they watch.

The décor here was once neo-western - a fashion that went out 350 years ago - but decades of neglect and fights have erased all but the most enduring features of the original decoration. At several tables patrons are gambling, though it's not clear what the stakes are, or even the game. A bank of holos across one wall is showing Elvis singing 'You ain't nothing but a Mad Dog.’ You wince at the volume and wonder whose idea it was to clone long dead singing stars.

As the crash of breaking dishes and shattering glassware mingles with the general rowdy atmosphere of the bar, a pallid youth with a cyberhacker haircut (shaved down the middle to take the receptor for a cranial jack) stares through you vacantly, jacked into a coin-op VR machine in the corner.

Most of the tables are taken, but there are a few vacancies.
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post Dec 22 2005, 08:59 PM
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Despite previous run-ins with the law , I strolled into the Cantina, and the bartender eyed me as though he were going to puke. I plopped in a seat beside the cash register and and made myself at home, throwing my bag to my feet.

"Ok, we'll start simple. I'll have an apple martini."

I shuffled through my bag on the ground untill I found a tube with a few improperly inserted C-Bills.
I presented the C-Bills in front of him, snatched them, and began my poison. It tasted gross, like dysentery. I shifted in my seat as I watched for andybody I knew.

Fifteen minutes later, I was totally drunk.


"BARTENDER!!! MORE LIKKER!!!" I yelled at a nearby hat stand.


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post Dec 23 2005, 11:11 AM
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The Cantina was dark, grimy, and presented a forboding atmosphere that sent a cold shiver down my spine as I walked into its battered interior. Making my way through the rowdy crowd, I arrived at the bar, where several obviously-intoxicated customers, as well as a Legionnaire pilot, sat watching the Solaris VII games on a set of battered holoscreens.

"What've you got on tap here?"

The bartender eyed me for several moments, chewing on a toothpick that angled jauntily out of his mouth and wagged with each bite.

"Depends on how much money you've got," he muttered, wiping his hands with a greasy rag. "Otherwise, we got beer, ale, and spirits."

The detailed nature of the bartender's response was staggering.

"Right, then. Ale it is."

"Fifteen credits."


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post Dec 24 2005, 12:39 PM
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My senses reeled as the stale air and heavy smoke of the cantina washed over me. The music was turned up a little too loud as drunken crew members relaxed after a tiring day of work on Site 187. It was amazing this little oasis of rot gut and violence had managed to go unscathed through out the viscious fire fight a year ago.

I perused the room for a private table but they were already occupied by the droves of new technical and engineering staff members. Rowdy though they were, I soon found myself sitting at the bar. The bartender grunted to me as if to say
"Order or get out."

"Whiskey, please." A shot glass was graclessly drenched under a torrent of whiskey and then placed before me. "18" uttered the bar keep, the word nearly wafting on a belch. I slid the bills across the table and began nursing the shot, when in walked the new pilot. I hadn't caught his name, he had shown up pretty quietly. I don't even know if the Captains were aware he was a Legionnaire now.

This new pilot didn't look much, a little short and with a bulging belly, he seemed better suited for fixing choppers than for flying them. He ended up sitting down a few stools down from me, but I chose not to strike up a conversation with him just yet. He was no doubt here to get the baseline of the unit. If roles were reversed, I would have preferred being alone. I chose to loose track of who was doing what then, choosing to lose myself in another shot of whiskey and medium-weight match on the vids.

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post Dec 25 2005, 02:26 PM
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I'm gonna kinda introduce my character into the story-so-far here instead of just what I did on the old site. Just to get my other character started. Heh.

I walked into the cantina, the usual wateringhole for the Legionnaires. I noticed several of the others had already made it there and were either nursing their drinks or fixing to. I took a seat at the bar seeing as how the tables around the edge of the cantina were already taken. I was hoping to meet Krystal here but I had my doubts. She had said she needed to do some stuff with her 'Mech before she did anything else. I looked around. Evers was also sitting at the bar nursing a drink along with a new pilot. I shook my head.

Pilots. Never understood them.

I continued to look around and spotted Wedge. The old chap was back. A smile crept along my face. I quickly walked over to him after grabbing my drink. I sat my drink down hard next to him and took a seat.

Well, well. If it isnt Wedge. How's it going old friend? It's been awhile.

I extended my hand to shake the man's hand. It had been a while since the man had been here with the Legionnaires. He looked up at me and then after a few moments his tense face lightened up as it sported a smile.

Alex? Alex Thorn? I'm great. Good to see you again. What are you up to?

Oh not much. Gone through a couple of 'Mechs here and there. Quatermaster isnt too happy about it but he can get over it. I'm just ready to get back into action.

Wedge nodded in agreement.

I know what you mean? I'm ready to be back in the cockpit with you guys.


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post Dec 28 2005, 12:17 AM
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I had been in the Cantina for some time now, already had downed a few glasses of Rye and Ginger, a favourite drink of mine, and was still mulling over the confrontation I had with Captain Wolf earlier. Not that I didnt like the man, and actually come to think of it I respect him more after the little arguement, but he stressed me out so badly at times. There were a few times when I just wanted to lunge at him and pummel him into the ground, although he was quite a bit taller than me and with a much leaner physique, I dont know how well I would have been able to take him. I wasn't much of a brawler really, despite my appearance, I preferred to settle things in a fight similar to the Clans Trial of Greivance.

Anyways as I was sitting in the Cantina dwelling upon things I couldn't change I noticed a woman moving towards the bar who appeared to be a pilot of some sort, although judging from her attire not a die-hard combat pilot. I didnt pay much attention to her, couldn't even remember her name although I was pretty sure I flew with her briefly in one of the OPs I took part in. I didnt feel much like making conversation and simply waved a half hearted hello as acknowledgement to the fellow pilot before returning to watching the fight on the holovid. There would be time later for a better introduction, right now I just wanted another Rye and Ginger.

Turning to the bar tender I motioned for another round and slid some credit chips onto the bar, grabbing them up he sent another glass filled with the soothing drink to my seat.


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post Dec 30 2005, 12:45 PM
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Ducking into the Cantina, a wave of nostalgia washed over me as I took in its beaten and well-worn interior. There seemed to be an unusually large contingent of patrons present, many of them still looking as though they hadn't fully recovered from the ordeal of the invasion.

I knew I hadn't.

As the bar appeared to be full up with about all the customers it could handle, I made my way to a vacant booth in a dark corner of the establishment. Flicking the table's reading lamp on, I perused the menu, waiting for a server droid to trundle past.


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post Dec 30 2005, 11:32 PM
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My head snapped up as I saw Winston approach the bar. I had heard tales of his exploits within the Legionnaires, and figured that if there was anyone worth introducing myself to, it would be him. Sliding off my barstool, I muscled my way through the crowd, making my way toward the lanky pilot. He appeared to be consumed in thought, and didn't notice my approach. I gingerly cleared my throat.

"Excuse me - Luke Winston?"


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post Jan 1 2006, 12:57 AM
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After talking to Wedge for a while I noticed that Ben had walked in. After dismissing myself from the bar I walked to where Ben was and sat down.

How's it going Ben?

Ben looked up at me from the menu and nodded.

Ah. Alex. I am doing good.

I smiled and nodded.

That's good. What are you doing here? I woudlnt expect you to be here?

He looked at me quizziclly.

I'm having a drink. And why are you here?

I chuckled. I should have known you were here for a drink. I am here for a drink or two. I then leaned in closer. I am also supposed to meet a date here, but she hasnt showed up yet.

He smiled and leaned back.

Well I'm sorry to hear that.

I stared at the wall and clacked my tounge. Yeah. So am I


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post Jan 1 2006, 12:39 PM
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I flagged down a passing wait-droid, programming my order and feeding it my credit tube.

"Have you eaten yet?" I asked, glancing at Thorn.

"I can't decide if I'm hungry or not," he replied, glancing through the menu. "I think I'll just have the cheese fries."

Alex finished transacting business with the wait-droid, which trundled off to deliver its order to the kitchen.

"So Capta- I mean...Major...what have you been up to since the end of the invasion?"

I stirred my drink thoughtfully, watching the ice swirl in its glass.

"Assisting in the reconstruction process, mostly. Been spending most of my time in the northwestern quarter of the city. That's where the heaviest damage occurred."

I took a sip of the drink.

"And you?"


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post Nov 11 2006, 07:12 AM
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i busted in the doors making one fly into the seeling and another bust the bartender in the face, turning at ben maxwell i yelled getting red in the face "all of you get down this fight iis ny honor duel only eith maxwell, i am here to finish what i lstarted on OP 1!!!!" [color=red}he nout came my bushidio blade exceept thit was now a katana because i had busted my old one in the op before and[/color]
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post Nov 11 2006, 07:18 AM
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Whoa...

Maybe you might want to catch up on the Op first...? O_o


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post Nov 17 2006, 05:39 PM
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Very nice. Welcome back to the Legionnaires. Good first post.


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post Nov 21 2006, 04:41 PM
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And the Cantina has reached a new low... tongue.gif

*blinks* Hey! My pips finally got swapped for the Legionnaires insignia! Cool!


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post Nov 23 2006, 07:32 PM
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I walked in seeing DEATH REAVER 89 holding a katana up to Maxwell's face. I laughed, shot DEATH REAVER 89 in the face, and reminded him that we're not in the Ming dynasty anymore.


DEATH REAVER 89 mode!


[color=red] i closed the dor as i ran in seeing the bartinder pissd and DEATH REAVER 89 hold up a katana! to maxwell face! i laffed at him and shoot him in the face, reminding him "were not in the ming dinestey any mor"!!1!1!!1!1 [/ color]

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